Ashram and Holistic Retreat Centre



Shekinashram is run by Elahn Keshava and Gisela Lirusso (Radhe), and a great team of staff, Prema Lakshmi, Mark, Lalita, Lucy and Iris and a rich tapestry of short-term volunteers, and is also a home from home to the many staying guests and day visitors passing through from all corners of the globe. All are welcome, and are considered members of this community whilst here…

We offer you this opportunity to visit our beautiful sacred space and be touched by its uniqueness. We are a bhakti and karma yoga ashram and choose to live according to a set of principles, the main ones being the precepts of living truthfully and peacefully. Many who visit remark upon the peace, devotion, and the acceptance they experience within themselves here, and leave inspired, refreshed and renewed.

As we respect the precept of non-violence, we therefore ask that any food brought onto the premises must be strictly vegetarian, and preferably vegan. This means food that is free from animal ingredients, ie no meat, fish, dairy, eggs, or their derivatives. Please ask for more details if required.

We enjoy a vegan diet, and eat our main meal of the day together at lunchtime – community residents, guests and visitors. We begin each day by practicing yoga, singing bhajans and meditating together, followed by a Shekinashram superfood Smoothie and breakfast!

We have a smoke, caffeine, alcohol & recreational intoxicant free policy in the house and garden. We ask that pets are not brought by visitors, and this includes not leaving them in a parked car for any prolonged period. Assistance dogs are welcome.