About the ashram
Satyanandashram Ηellas was established by Swami Sivamurti in 1977 and is based outside the township of Paiania near Athens, at the foothills of Mt. Ymittos. It comprises a residential ashram and three Satyananda Yoga Meditation Centers, in Athens, Paiania and Thessaloniki.
It was inaugurated by Sri Swami Satyananda Saraswati in 1985. During the ashram’s inauguration, Sri Swamiji named the ashram, “True – Bliss Ashram, Satyanandashram.” Sri Swamiji said he envisioned a place where, “People could work together and live together with a spirit of utter selflessness.”
All the areas have been built with love, care and attention to every detail. Upon entering the large central gate of the ashram, one encounters a hidden paradise with gardens surrounded by tall pine, eucalyptus, and olive trees. Many of the buildings are covered with pink and fuchsia bougainvillea vines and white jasmine, reminiscent of an island in the Aegean Sea.