Sapta Yoga International


What is Sapta Yoga™?

"There are no fetters like those of illusion (Maya), no strength like that which comes from discipline (Yoga), no friend higher than knowledge (Jnana) and no greater enemy than Egoism (Ahankara)." - Yogi Shri Gheranda.


Yogacharya Swami Sadananda Giri (Yogacharya Dr. Sushil Bhattacharya), Founder of Sapta Yoga™ International, Founder-Director of Sapta Yoga Ashram & Yogic Hospital, Kotalghosha, West Bengal, India as well Founder of Patanjali Yoga Center in Kathmandu, Nepal, travels to England, France, Germany, Grand Cayman, Switzerland, USA, Canada, Japan, Thailand, India and Nepal every year to share his happy and unique outlook on yoga.


His inspiration is the great Yogi Gheranda who in the Gheranda Samhita says: "As by learning the alphabets one can, through practice, master all the sciences, so by thoroughly practicing first the (physical) training, one acquires the Knowledge of Truth." "Like unto an unbaked earthen pot thrown in water, the body is soon decayed (in this world). Bake it hard in the fire of training in order to strengthen and purify the body."

The seven exercises which pertain to this training of the body are as follows: 

1. Sat Karmas or Purification cleanses the body for higher practice. 
(This includes Dhauti, Basti, Neti, Trataka, Nauli and Kapala Bhati). 

2. Asana or Posture gives Dridhata or strength. 

3. Mudra gives Sthirata or steadiness. (Mudras control the energy systems). 

4. Pratyahara gives Dhairyata or calmness.
(This helps to withdraw the mind from outer objects of distraction).

5. Pranayama gives Laghima or lightness. 
(Sushil says, "Some people are afraid to practice Pranayama, but there is no danger
if one receives proper instruction. It helps to purify the body and mind, helping 
to remove sickness"). 

6. Dhyana or Meditation gives Pratyakshata or perception of Self.

7. Samadhi or Self realisation.



Meaning of the Sapta Logo:

Outer Lotus: Sixteen smoky purple petals from Vishuddha Chakra.
Center Blue: For the sky and vastness of the Universe. The color of healing.
Triangle: Three Gunas (Sattva, Rajas, and Tamas), 
Three Nadis (Ida, Pingala, Shushumna),
Tridosha (Vata, Pitta, Kapha).
Red & Blue 
Snakes as heart: Woman and Man in unity (Prakriti & Purusha).
Golden AUM: Universal sound Mantra with over one hundred meanings.
White Lotus: Shasrara Chakra and purity.


Sapta Yoga International

Hofenstrasse 73

3032 Hinterkappelen




Könizstrasse 21 B 3008 Bern


+41 31 351 53 55


CH 72 0900 0000 3036 5211 2


Teacher training

in our Ashram

in India

Now booking!

1 – 28 February 2024


Unser Ashram

in Indien

Our Ashram in India




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of our Ashram

in India

Yoga Therapy


4 – 23 March 2024

The course takes place in our Ashram in  India with Sushil Bhattacharya. 

More see here.


Lehrgang Yoga-Therapie in Indien 4. bis 23. März 2024

Geschichte des Yoga


Yogis fliegen weiter – 

Geschichte des Yoga und eine Einführung. U.a. Mit B.K.S. Iyengar, Dr. Heinz Dolibois und Ruth Waefler

Sushil's CD

Power of Mantra

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Sample: here