Welcome to Shankar Prasad Foundation!


Shankar Prasad is a spiritual retreat centre located near Gokarna, Karnataka, India. We offer yoga and meditation classes, run an organic farm, house a children's play school, and serve the local community however we can.

Yoga classes and meditation retreats are held by Swami Yogaratna Saraswati, an accomplished sannyasini trained at the Bihar School of Yoga (Satyananda) with over 30 years of experience. 

This gorgeous century-old heritage house is located in the village of Bankikodla, 5km from Gokarna, an ancient temple and Shiva pilgrimage town with beautiful beaches, forested hills and coastal farming. 

We aim to preserve the heritage of the local area as well as to ‘give back’ to the local people, for our own spiritual growth, through seva (voluntary work to help others). We practice simple, sustainable, and eco-friendly living.



Yoga and Meditation

Yoga Meditation

On-going and tailor-made classes packages and retreats available for all forms of yoga and meditation from the Satyananda Bihar School lineage. 



Organic Farm
Organic Farm

On our two-acre farm, we produce rice, peanuts, and various vegetables. We also have pineapple, papaya, coconut, mango, and starfruit, and many beds of different veggies that are cooked for lunch from morning harvest.


  Muddu Play School
Muddu Play School

At the Muddu Play School (English-Kannada dual-language program), we value creative free-play for children to explore the world and learn within their comfort zone.