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Testimonials

A place with the serenity of a sage and flow of love of Ganga. For learning to live within nature along with all comfort of a modern home made up of natural resources and food made and laid with compassion. All add to the learning with Maa Gyaan . Coming again.... KirtiHermitage .....

Rajshree, Toronto

Heaven on Earth The Kirti hermitage in rishikesh is heaven on earth.thetranquility of the Ganga flowing past....the serenity of the mountains...the life -giving vibes ...and Ma Gyansuveera's presence...all create an island that is mystical and awesome!!! So much to learn, so much to imbibe and assimilate....totally depending on your capacity to take all you can!!! Ones comes away very reluctantly...looking forward to you next chance to be there!!

Mohini Gosh

Food for soul I stayed with Mas recently in her hermitage and it was a wonderful experience. Such a lovely atmosphere and I felt very close to Her. She is not only a great healer, but a fantastic teacher as well, because she teaches you how to heal yourself and your life. I felt absolutely empowed just by being around her. And the backdrop of the Ganga & the Himalayas has proven to be higly conducive for meditation and some self-reflection.

Mesi Toth

Rishikesh was a magical experience for me and staying with Maa at her beautiful Kirti Hermitage was an unforgettable time. Upon arriving, I found myself in an instant state of inner calm &tranquility. The location perched in the mountains above the Ganges has spectacular views. It is a truly healing place and I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to stay & study with Maa. I plan to return as often as I can to receive the wisdom that Maa so lovingly offers.

Stacy Lakshmi

Accommodation: excellent; food: excellent, location: excellent. But put that to one side. You are here for Maa and her wisdom and that is exactly what you get. Over many moons Maa has absorbed and become the wisdom that she teaches. She is a cross between an Angel and a Shaman. Maa adapted what we learned to suit our personalities and our learning needs. She magically combined two spiritual practices and has ultimately changed our perception of the universe forever! I cannot say anymore than "you have to go to Kirti Hermitage and experience this for yourself, whatever you want to learn out of her long list of qualities and knowledge, she will teach." Thank you Maa

Lia Warwick, UK

If you are interested in furthering your spiritual path, then you owe it to yourself to stay at the Kirti Hermitage and learn from an enlightened master. My time spent with Maa Gyaan are some of my most cherished moments of my life, and through her I have learned much more about myself and my own true happiness. She is able to share her vast knowledge of meditation, Reiki, crystal healing, tarot, past life and karma clearing, along with many many other subjects in a way that is both approachable and enlightening. If you are traveling to Rishikesh - it is a MUST to stay at the Kirti Hermitage and learn from Maa!

Beth, Madison

I've met Mata Ji at International Yoga Festival and was so inspired with her vision of life and Reiki classes that decided to visit her ashram next day. Hermitage is situated next to Vashishtha Cave on the mountain next to Ganga. There is a breathtaking view and a cozy atmosphere. Birds, animals and organic garden - this place is full of life. Love lovelove to Mata Ji and her ashram. If you want to have a quite time far from spiritual marathon of Rishikesh with wise and open heart master you should visit this place. And please give a hug to Maa from me!

Yulya Chai (Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg City, Russia)

The most apt place to just "Be"!!! if your are truly looking for the Ancient touch of Indian Wisdom Teachings, the Divine Ganges,The Zen garden,combining the most delicious organic food and calming and relaxing herbal teas, it's just at this spot "Kirti"!!!!!! To top it all the Divine Mother's Grace and warmth, her teachings and Satsang, with all these combined energies, each day is just mesmerizing and beyond imagination. The place truly is so welcoming!!! I belong to Maa's Spiritual Lineage, and trust me I have yet to meet a Guru, Master, Teacher, Mother, Friend like her!!! I have been visiting this place since the time it opened up, though I have known Mother for many years now!! A must visit for all those who seek the true path on their very own Spiritual Journey!!!! A treat for "thyself"!!!! Much love and Light surround All

Maa Siddhika Vimokshini.

I stayed 6 days on a one to one session with Maia in May 2012. I loved the peaceful place near the Ganga, surrounded by healing trees. I learned a lot with Maia sharing her knowledge with love and passion. Her wisdom, her vision of life is so inspiring... You won't be the same after. I would love to come again.

Estcol, Paris

Maa Gyaan has a wonderful hermitage that is peaceful, spiritual and has a surreal atmosphere directly on the ganga.... it is truly a restful and rejuvenating location... and her culinary talents with her local cooks and ingredients are very healthy, delicious and nutritious.... this is a wonderful place to come...

Carolyn, San Diego

Before visiting this place, i had only read and heard of "mystery schools", luck had it, i got to experience one too! Yay! It was sooo fulfilling being here for 2 days, just being fed with what i was hungry for but could not point it myself, as if somethings just fell in place on their own, effortlessly. You need to experience it for yourself rather than reading this review, pack yourself and head on. Psst: dont let your mind interfere, empty your cup and get ready for your foundations, accumulated knowledge and prejudices to shake up, just go with a yes, with an allowance and experience sheer divine abundance as it nourishes you, soaks you, bathes you n refills you 🙂 Gratitude n love

Neha

Exactly what I was looking for If you are seeking direction and ability to use past experiences as a means to learn the lessons given then move on, you have come to the right place. I came to India on a journey to find inner peace. Maa has given me the tools to move forward after being stuck for so long. Not only is she warm and hospitable (be prepared to eat well) but she really helps you understand yourself and nurtures you through the process. I learned so much in 2 days and will hopefully return one day to seek guidance in getting to the next stage of my journey. Feeling very grateful I found her.

Chelsea

I came to India looking to deepen the yoga and meditation practices I started 2 years ago in the UK. Through these practices, I knew the only way to live my life with more peace, less stress and less frustration was to address the barriers and conditioning within myself. I was hoping to find an experienced, wise teacher who could guide me..... and I found exactly that with Maa and much more! Maa is an authentic teacher whose words, actions and decades of dedication to her personal practice reflect her teachings. All our conversations were filled with lessons for my heart, mind and soul, regardless of whether they were during breakfast or official lesson time. I prefer teachers and centres that show a lot of care and love for what they do whilst also having both feet firmly planted in reality. Maa was the perfect teacher for me; beautifully warm and generous with her hugs and her smiles, unafraid of sharing the struggles she has faced in her life, able to bring a very healthy (and refreshing) sense of humour to everything, and able to call a spade a spade! Aside from the wonder that is Maa - the food is delicious and plentiful, - her staff are charming and will look after you incredibly well, - the animals are an endless source of delight and entertainment, - the accommodation is very comfortable and spacious, - the site itself will enchant you with its views and positive energy. A million thank you's Maa!

Molkat, Bangkok

Set amongst the stunning backdrop of the Himalayas and the Ganges, KirtiHerimtage offers an experience you won’t forget. But more than the beauty and tranquility of the setting, Maa’s teachings and generosity offer far more. As soon as you arrive, you know you’re in for something special and it certainly did not disappoint. I was welcomed with open arms– the food was delicious and the company (both human and animal) makes you feel instantly at home. After a revitalizing walk and dip into the Ganges, Maa ensured I was comfortable and relaxed and ready to start learning first thing next day. She is both completely tuned in to the everyday world – at ease with general conversations, kind, relaxed and down to earth while at the same time she is clearly a wealth of profound teachings and spiritual strength and knowledge. I am so grateful I was able to learn from Maa – she truly is an angel on earth. Whether you have a short time or several days, whether you are more advanced on your soul’s path or earlier on, you will gain so much from your time with Maa. This was definitely the highlight of my trip to India – the lessons learned there have been invaluable in my own spiritual growth and I have brought so much back with me from this very special place. Thank you Maa – you are truly a lovely and wise person.

Donna D, Toronto

Magical and full of love I came to study with Maa Gyaan Suveera and stayed with her at her home, Kirti Hermitage, for four days. Maa is full of love, light, and ancient wisdom that she shares from her heart. She has the ability to make the most complex subjects easily digestible. There are a vast number of courses you can select from to advance your personal growth and development. Maa is incredibly intuitive and will help guide you even if you’re not sure what would be best for you at the moment. If you have the opportunity, I highly recommend staying at Kirti Hermitage... the place is magical and has the most beautiful energy and surroundings, not to mention an abundance of animals that bring even more joy. The view is incredible, nestled in the Himalayas and with a spectacular view of the mother Ganga. The food is delicious and made with so much love. I feel restored and energized and full of knowledge from my time with Maa and Kirti Hermitage.

Emily

Wonderful healing experience After a dip in the Ganga river early evening today, I feel the learning of the past 3 days is complete for now. Maa-ji Gyaan is such a wonderful teacher and guide on the start of my spiritual path. She is able to explain complex topics and makes them very easy to understand. She initiated me into the CI plus meditation and healing method and I am looking forward to continue the 21 day self healing, meditation and daily routine I created here and am feeling confident to start healing others too. Participating in the morning fire ritual, enjoying the smiles, laughter and lovingly prepared food, the animals, the spirit and energy of the Kirti Hermitage, I am leaving with both the tools to guide me further on the spiritual path and the memories of 3 very special days next to the Ganga. Thank you Maa-ji, Sonita, Champa, Jhannki and all the animals for making my learning here so easy and comfortable

Petra H , Amsterdam

I spent four days with Maa learning about tarot, meditation and healing, to name a few subjects. The stay was relaxing, informational and allowed me to do some very necessary introspection. Since staying with Maa, I feel more connected to my inner voice and understand the importance of commitment to self. My boyfriend, Jake, and I stayed together and were able to share the experience. Maa was able to create a flexible schedule that accommodated both of our spiritual interests and needs. The food was amazing, the staff friendly but, most of all, the time with Maa was incredibly valuable. She is a gifted soul! I plan to recommend similar retreats to friends, and plan to return to see Maa in the future.

Lara M

A piece of Heaven Maa... once you meet this woman is only easy to realize that when you ask for something the whole universe conspires to place it at your feet. My trip to Rishikesh unwrapped under a series of circumstances that at the moment seemed unfortunate and troubled. It was only when I️ met Maa that everything made sense. Her Divine wisdom radiates from her eyes, her humble spirit makes you feel at home from the moment you meet her. Her place, a piece of heaven on earth, reminds you that all you need in life is pure love and devotion. Her people and her precious pets, are like little elves sparkling magic dust as they walk... the food, I️ never tasted such divine flavors in my life. I’m forever grateful to have found Maa, I’m planning my next trip to India to see her again and Ganesh is leading the way. Om Gam GanapatayeNamaha

Patricia D, Bali Indonesia

A place where healing, meditation and the teachings connect you to the Divine Wisdow and fullfill your heart with love and gratitude. Thank you dear teacher and master, Maa Gyan, you will always be in my heart and I looking foward to come back soon!

Carolina P

I stayed at Kirti Hermitage for 3 days and 2 nights. I felt drawn to Maa from the moment I heard about her. She is a powerful healer and if you are moved to learn from her you are certainly in for a positive experience. Her transmission makes her different than all the other Reiki teachers I came across in Rishikesh. She is also great at divination. I had an incredible Tarot reading done. The food was the second best part. Seriously delicious food... I fully intend on returning to take my training to the next level next time I find myself in India.

Arman B

The coaching sessions with Maa are simply AMAZING! Maa customized the coaching based on my needs. Every conversation is opening my eyes and heart to a deeper level of self discovery and connection. I am so blessed to have direct access to Maa's deep knowledge and wisdom!

Florence

Best place for one one retreat, hospitality and Love of Maa Gyanđź’•. Genuine seekers become finders here. Indescribable experience.

Mokshana

One of the most magical experiences I love the way maa teaches you, it so magically seeps into you and she is the best hostess I have ever been with. It one kind of an experience set in the Himalayas, like a nature heaven and maa food is out of thr world and love her. I have been several times and learnt many different modules with her and enjoy this time with her is so special. I’m so lucky to know her and Kirti hermitage is definitely one of a special place ans even words are less to describe the experience felt. It touched your soul.

Jashoda

A haven created by Maa for spiritual seekers where with her love and wisdom of Sankhya Philosophy she intuits, guides and transforms the seeker. My two days with her were full, deep with knowledge and practices which will help me evolve further.

Preeta

Best place to be If you are looking for a guide in your spiritual journey, Maa Gyaan Suveera is the most loving and honest guide you can ever ask for , she is so dedicated and passionate about teaching . Her teaching skills and understanding of how every individual needs a different way of guidance in their journey, makes me want to visit her every year during my visit to rishikesh,and to make it even more perfect her beautiful ashram,amazing food and her gorgeous family who are so hospitable makes Kirti hermitage the best place to be

Fareena

Peace within peace around Soaked in love and blessed by the Gods themselves ,Kirti Hermitage , the home of Maa Gyaan , located a few miles ahead of Rishikesh , on a little hill side by the banks of Ganga ji is like heaven on earth . I feel blessed to be initiated into spiritual practices with Maa . Being in her very loving and caring presence , you feel at peace . Maa is truly Maa .....she takes care of every little detail . Besides much spiritual learning we enjoyed the morning Havan , the evening Satsang , the long walks to the beach, the Vedic wisdom she shared with us as we sat around the warm bonfire , looking up at the stars , and thanking His Grace for bringing us here...to the home of Maa Gyaan .

Ritali

Where blessings abound Seekers of peace, beauty and transformation must visit Kirti Hermitage. Set in one of the most quiet and beautiful corners of the Himalayan experience the Hermitage sits above a stunning and rare visual of the Ganga turning ninety degree angle creating a stretch of stunning rapids and then flowing calm and deep. And from that corner she flows with the infinite blessings of the great sage Anandmayi Ma who once had her ashram there. Today another powerful and rare Guru Ma Gyan Suveera has become an effulgent energy centre emanating wisdom, love and compassion for all who visit Kirti Hermitage. Set in the gurukul tradition of India she offers individual students a deep and wide berth of spiritual training. Her knowledge flows with lightness, exceptional depth and clarity, ideal for the modern seeker. Her love and compassion for all who encounter her is like a balm for troubled minds and wounded hearts. And the animal friends who share this lovely space with her are beings of light bringing play, joy and protection to all who visit. Her temple of silence with a unique form of Lord Ganssha at its centre offers power and blessings to calm and transform in unimaginable ways. Ma Gyan offers a range of courses to help start your journey of light. I have had the fortune of knowing her for many years and have also been acquainted with many other teachers, guides and masters. She is a rare gift.

Jasjit Purewal

Bliss Plus There can’t be a more joyful way to learn, soak in wisdom, be in stillness. Twenty kilometres ahead of Rishikesh, overlooking the serene Ganga is perched Maa Gyaan Suveera’s ashram. Maa is kind, generous, caring and full of love, laughter and infinite wisdom. You can choose to dive deep into the wisdom of the Vedas, learn secrets of tarot reading or other forms of magical herbalism and Divination . You may like to delve into astrology and Maa is a wonderfully wise guide. She will initiate you into the CI Plus meditation which brings you quickly and effortlessly to stillness and serenity. Just being at the ashram does that. And it is all enveloped in laughter, loving care to every detail, the chatter of the happiest cooks I have seen, the meditative animals, and Smokey, the African parrot who will often interrupt your talk or Maa’steachibg with his own brand of wisdom! It is a life transforming three days of bliss and rich learning. The Temple of Silence is a sacred place for meditation for groups as well. Whatever you choose to learn, just being at this ashram and coming under Maa Gyaan Suveera’s mentorship is a most potent blessing. Don’t hesitate!

Rohini Chopra

Where blessings abound Seekers of peace, beauty and transformation must visit Kirti Hermitage. Set in one of the most quiet and beautiful corners of the Himalayan experience the Hermitage sits above a stunning and rare visual of the Ganga turning ninety degree angle creating a stretch of stunning rapids and then flowing calm and deep. And from that corner she flows with the infinite blessings of the great sage Anandmayi Ma who once had her ashram there. Today another powerful and rare Guru Ma Gyan Suveera has become an effulgent energy centre emanating wisdom, love and compassion for all who visit Kirti Hermitage. Set in the gurukul tradition of India she offers individual students a deep and wide berth of spiritual training. Her knowledge flows with lightness, exceptional depth and clarity, ideal for the modern seeker. Her love and compassion for all who encounter her is like a balm for troubled minds and wounded hearts. And the animal friends who share this lovely space with her are beings of light bringing play, joy and protection to all who visit. Her temple of silence with a unique form of Lord Ganssha at its centre offers power and blessings to calm and transform in unimaginable ways. Ma Gyan offers a range of courses to help start your journey of light. I have had the fortune of knowing her for many years and have also been acquainted with many other teachers, guides and masters. She is a rare gift.

Jasjit Purewal

Bliss Plus There can’t be a more joyful way to learn, soak in wisdom, be in stillness. Twenty kilometres ahead of Rishikesh, overlooking the serene Ganga is perched Maa Gyaan Suveera’s ashram. Maa is kind, generous, caring and full of love, laughter and infinite wisdom. You can choose to dive deep into the wisdom of the Vedas, learn secrets of tarot reading or other forms of magical herbalism and Divination . You may like to delve into astrology and Maa is a wonderfully wise guide. She will initiate you into the CI Plus meditation which brings you quickly and effortlessly to stillness and serenity. Just being at the ashram does that. And it is all enveloped in laughter, loving care to every detail, the chatter of the happiest cooks I have seen, the meditative animals, and Smokey, the African parrot who will often interrupt your talk or Maa’steachibg with his own brand of wisdom! It is a life transforming three days of bliss and rich learning. The Temple of Silence is a sacred place for meditation for groups as well. Whatever you choose to learn, just being at this ashram and coming under Maa Gyaan Suveera’s mentorship is a most potent blessing. Don’t hesitate!

Rohini Chopra

Transformation love and light It was a blessing meeting Maa in the end of my travel in India. It was a time full of learning, sharing, a time of deep transformation, and also laughter combined with healthy delicious food in a beautiful place close to holy Ganges. I am very grateful and I definitely will come back. Thank you and all the best, dear Maa!

Lia B, Mexico

I spent 3 days with Maa to learn Tarot but learned so much more! Kirti hermitage is a small intimate place on the banks of the River Ganga. The experience of being with Maa is so exquisite with her warm caring attention and her deep knowledge of the esoteric which she shares wholeheartedly. She knows what you need and lifts you higher. The food not only feeds the body but the soul. The staff and the whole place exudes of love and beauty. I enjoyed every moment and went to bath in the river with reverence. It is an uplifting experience which I am sure I will return to again as I travel on the journey to attain my soul’s desires.

Anu A , New Jersey

Transformation love and light It was a blessing meeting Maa in the end of my travel in India. It was a time full of learning, sharing, a time of deep transformation, and also laughter combined with healthy delicious food in a beautiful place close to holy Ganges. I am very grateful and I definitely will come back. Thank you and all the best, dear Maa!

Lia B, Mexico

I spent 3 days with Maa to learn Tarot but learned so much more! Kirti hermitage is a small intimate place on the banks of the River Ganga. The experience of being with Maa is so exquisite with her warm caring attention and her deep knowledge of the esoteric which she shares wholeheartedly. She knows what you need and lifts you higher. The food not only feeds the body but the soul. The staff and the whole place exudes of love and beauty. I enjoyed every moment and went to bath in the river with reverence. It is an uplifting experience which I am sure I will return to again as I travel on the journey to attain my soul’s desires.

Anu A , New Jersey

Hideaway for true seekers I have found it hard to put my experience with Maa into words. I JUST LOVE MAA AND HER PLACE! Finally I found a teacher who would sit with me and share wisdom and knowledge from a much deeper place. Spending a week with her was a true blessing that I am so grateful for as it has transformed me and has answered my longing for direction on my Yogic path. Maa is not only a wonderful teacher, but a Master healer, a Shakti Goddess and compassionate soul. There are many things you get to learn from her by just being with her. Kirti Hermitage is a hideaway for the true seeker. It allows you to connect to nature and the sacred river Ganges while diving into Yogic philosophy, psychology and healing modalities. Maa takes care of this place well, she trains village people to make the most amazing food!! and lives in harmony with nature and her pets. This place is more than inspiring, if I could move in for a month or two, I would

Alexia Daksha Damini , Vienna

Beginning of a journey I spent four days at the hermitage with Maa as the start to a one month journey through India. My time here was very well spent, I learned many things from Maa about myself, about life, about meditation and healing, and about Tarot reading all whilst living in a beautiful, peaceful environment. The room was very comfortable, the food was delicious and the atmosphere is very healing. Maa is very knowledgable and kind and is very easy to talk to. If you are seeking the beginning of a new journey and are looking to make a positive change in your life I recommend a trip to Kirti Hermitage.

Jake M

Once you have been once you’ll want to go agai and again Maa is truly blessed, she is wise, she is welcoming and a wonderful host. She gives her knowledge with no agenda other than to share her teachings, love, delicious food, and light to any who seek it. Food: delicious, three meals a day plus tea/treat break! I'm going to have cooking lessons on my next stay. Accommodation: private bedroom and bathroom, lots of extra blankets if needed as well as electric blanket. Course content: there is so much to learn from Maa, see her website. She caters to each individual - you will not be disappointed. Location: 30 minutes drive from Rishikesh, 30-45 mins drive from Dehradun Airport. Very easy to get to and Kirti Hermitage is on google maps. The view of the River Ganges from Maa's garden is second to none.

Victoria, London

Life changing I had the most incredible 4 days with Maa! Meeting her at the Goddess Wisdom Fetival in Rajasthan, I decided to come and stay with her. I didn't know what to expect, and it was more than I could've had imagined. The knowledge and methods Maa has are incredible, she designes individually for everyone every single day and gives you exactly what you need: tarot, healing sessions, teachings - whatever is required. Maa will now forever be a part of my heart. It was magical. Tamara, I’m blessed to be in the guidance of Maa, who has in-depth knowledge on the relationship between us & the Universe. I found myself & absolutely gained the courage & wisdom to make my dreams come true in the near future! Her hermitage is the best place to immerse yourself & recharge for lots of positive energy by the Ganges River. All the homemade meals are sumptuous & delicious too! Prepare to dedicate at least 3-4 days if you are a 1st timer for some in-depth studies. You will definitely be transformed for the better, in whatever endeavour you’re undertaking in your life! Thank you Maa for everything you’ve shared with me

Sylvia H

Enlightening ! this stay of mine alongwith my wife should prove to be a major step in my life for progression towards my evolution ! Simply Superb ! On the bank of Ganges under the shelter of Himalyas ! Maa Gyan justifies being prefixed MAA !

Rohit

If you are in search of a glorious place to transform your mind and soul, look no further as this is the place you can do so. With a Guru like Maa Gyan, you can only be on the right path of transformation. I'm indebted to her in many ways. I cannot believe how just one visit to the Ashram can make you experience peace and tranquility. For a practical person like me, only Maa Gyan be the right "Guru". Thank you Maa for everything!

Vinod Raja

This is the most unexpected experience of my life, the hermitage on the bank of river Ganga is awesome and Maa Gyan ,herself is Ganga of knowledge. Her amazing hermitage and her personal touch to everything is boundless. Her knowledge is so wide and modern that my stay for two days with her is a life time experience. Trust me she is a magician who has answers for all my confusions......... I have started feeling that finally I found a master, teacher and guide who can help me change my life. The stay in hermitage is the rejuvenation of your soul, mind and body. It is a wonderful place just like HEAVEN ON EARTH......

Seema

I was seeking many answers in Life, and after coming here got on to the path of finding them Maa Gyan, with her wide range of expertise can help you in finding the meaning of life.

Udai Yogi

This has been one of the best destinations of my life. A beautiful tantalizing experience. each day had a new feel to it ... moment by moment i experienced transformation. The hermitage is on the bank of river Ganga and it felt as if maaganga herself was teaching me guiding me and taking care that i understand myself completely. I had gone there confused fearful worried and i came back confident, put on my lifeplan and someone who is now one with nature its flow and commitment. Maa Gyan has a lot of knowledge and she is ready to pour it to her students just as a true guru is meant to do. Her dedication and commitment to the hermitage and all who are there is flawless. In her guidance i have spiritually and as a healer evolved. Unlike many others she is easy to talk a human being, which made me feel safe and completely at home. The staff and her pets are very loving and a true healer in themselves. They all took care that i was comfortable and made sure i worked on my own transformation. Sitting by the ganga and meditating has given me a whole new view point of life and people nature and myself. Another great thing about the hermitage is its not religion oriented so all people from all walks of life can come stay and learn as per your own personal requirements. People can come for simple basic relaxation to deep spiritual understanding of life...they all can be accommodated under one roof.

Ananta Caur

Divine teachings on the banks of Ganga It is hard to imagine such glorious place exists on earth. Kirti Hermitage is truly divine in both its energy and the surroundings. If you are looking for individualized spiritual teachings, this is the place to come. Maa has a warm, welcoming, loving presence and she presents her teachings in an easy-to-follow manner. Questions and discussion are welcome or you can quietly assimilate what she offers. You are truly cared for here – the food is nourishing, fresh, and delicious. Accommodation is private, comfortable and inviting. Mornings start with a devotional fire ceremony, part of Maa's personal practice, and an honor to be a part of. Overnight stays are recommended so you can delve deeply into what is offered in this unique and special place.

Jackie R, Milwaukee, W

My husband and I were only in Rishikesh for a short visit and we read about Maa once we were there. She was already booked with a student, but she was willing to let us stop by for an evening Satsang. It was so amazing to visit her beautiful home away from the business of Rishikesh (and beat the caves). She offered amazing advice and we had a wonderful conversation. Just an hour with her is not enough and I hope to return to her for a full week stay. She has a very special message that is customized to what her students need and she has so many levels of expertise. Consider yourself lucky if you're able to be in her presence. She is so so wonderful! Gratitude Travels Recalling the moment of my searched, I did pray sincerely to God and the Universe to lead my heart where it feels home and spiritually connected to for I knew my journey is for the good of many so before I realized, my hands were already been led to Maa's website were my eyes couldn't stop looking at her beautiful sanctuary for I felt its mine too; from the mantra that plays on her website, the trees, the mountains, the river and the eyes of the queen, my heart was excited with the joy I couldn't explain. When I arrived at the Hermitage though I wasn't well due to travel conflict, in just minutes I felt ease, and the only thing I wanted to do was to meditate and to listen to the queen but I was blessed to receive more with the following: 1. I was pampered with love for she served plenty of delicious food during breakfast, lunch, dinner and in between snacks. 2. She took me for a walk, we went to an old cave where I saw myself in another beautiful dimension. It was something to wonder. 3. Her beautiful staff are so sweet, hard-working and pleasant. With them I could watch an Indian soap translating in English in a possible way they could. 4. Her animals are truly humans, I felt their sweet, tender and loving energy. 5. Above all, I am blessed to be given a spiritual name. I couldn't stop crying, in a good way. It was a very special and an emotional moment that I can never forget this life and on to the next. 6. Our beautiful and genuine talks together was so lovely. She's truly a loving mother who listens to her child. Glad to share, her way of teaching is so clear and detailed. She's a combination of loving enlightened. From the deepest of my heart, I love her dearly. PRANAM Maa!

Maa Anandit Namta

Maa of many avtars From the moment I boarded the flight-Mumbai to Dehradun, Maa Gyaan although in Rishikesh, was with me. I was here to complete my book "THE WARRIOR WITHIN"-a biography of the superstar of the south-Mr Rajinikanth. It was raining and visibility was a bit low. This added to my sense of adventure and wonderment. Low clouds enveloped all, transporting me to a world of dreams, leading me to a journey of self discovery; leading me to the KIRTI HERMITAGE; Maa Gyaan’sKirti Hermitage, nestled amidst lush greenery, standing proud on a hillock just 1km away from the VashisthaGufa. (A visit to the VashithaGufa opened up untouched realms.) Awe struck by a living, set up within nature at its best, I was greeted with warm smiles, a loving hug, hot bhajyas and masala tea. Later, ensconced in a wooded, cabin-like room, I became aware of my very being; I became one with the quietitude, the cold, the forest all around and the tinkering Ganga. The days spent at the Hermitage began with a Yagna at 6am. Clouds parted and the sun broke out. We were blessed. Breakfast followed, out in the open with the Stoic Himalayas and the Serene Ganga for company, along with the warmth, the kindness and the hospitality offered by Maa Gyaan. Maa, a spiritual healer, a guru, a Swamini; then easily slipped into the role of a researcher. We were welcomed at every ashram. Her status and her spiritual ascension making it easier to meet the head Swamis. Later we sat chatting by the now serene, now roaring Ganges and Maa recited a peom she'd written eulogising Ganga Maiyaa. Come evening and we were sitting by the bonfire, wrapped in woollies, slurping on soupy noodles. Here we touched upon more spiritual 'gyaan'. Maa knows everything about everything. The Vedas, the Shastras, Reiki, Past life regression and so much more. Two days later I left for the airport, a touch enlightened, a touch sensitized, a touch emotional; along with a bagful of notes, gifts and the essence of the spiritual ambiance of the Kirti Hermitage. Even today, all it takes is just a sniff into that bag of memories and I feel energized. It is my endeavor to visit The Kirti Hermitage once every year at least, to learn, to unlearn and to just BE. I would say that every person should stay at the Kirti Hermitage, to experience a real connection with the inner and the higher self.

Seema

"The five days retreat at the hermitage was great … all tasks were well divided, walks were wonderful, learning informal, effortless and rich, food was a blessing, my stay was very comfortable … “

--Ms. Luciana Lisso, Brazil

” Maa’s teachings are like humble, soft, twinkling, magical guidance…..an experience beyond imagination…..”

Ms Umesh Bawa Arora, Kolkata

"have found the fuel to take my life cart in the right direction……it is the birth of a new evolved and eager to grow soul….I see her as a crystal clear LIGHT ! "

Ms.Preity Sahni, Delhi

"Maa has a beautiful way of speaking and brings the course content clearly to her students….she is a glowing individual in whose presence I couldn’t help but SMILE…I feel Blessed ! "

Ms.Nathalie Edmond, Canada

"She demystifies concepts which seem clouded in mystery….she has so many fantastic skills & information to share…..her spiritual generosity and willingness to convey knowledge to her students is amazing ! "

Ms. Andrea Penagos, USA

"Maa’s teachings are so perfect, candidly clear, and it ploughs and penetrates the heart of everyone "!

Ms. Vidya

"The content was rich and well paced to ensure steady learning….there was an intelligent mix of learning and practice…"

Mr. Sanjay

"The workshop fulfilled and answered all my question ! "

Ms. Bhavani

"The joy, the ecstasy that I felt today after my first meditation is much higher, deeper than what I felt when I held my new born for the first time. The importance of a guru for meditation was understood……"

Ms. Suvarchala

"Maa Gyaan is a highly evolved soul and like her tarot reading the content of this workshop comes from a different and higher plane altogether. It is an invaluable tool in our individual evolution process….content is novel, flexible and invigorating…"

Ms. Sudha Ramani

"Feels wonderful, light and amazing ! would like to attend all her workshops !"

Ms. Ferry

"The content of the workshop is sufficient…excellently organized and conducted….Maa’s teachings are clear, understandable and interesting! "

Dr. Madhav Yendru

"The practical experience showed immediate positive impact…..a simple practical way of meditation and healing .."

Ms. Ujwala

"Maa Suveera felt like a huge Ocean of knowledge from whom you could drink as much as you can…."

Vikas Makhija , Delhi

"Meditation and art work was extremely refreshing, rewarding, intresting, encouraging and inspiring….Maa is a noble , humble human being with the fullest expression of divinity…."

Kala Kaarthikeyan, Delhi

"The Ci Plus meditation very appealing and simply great ! my experience was amazingly praiseworthy…."

Veer Inder Singh Raja, Udhampur

"Suveeraji is very eloquent, very well informed, excellent command on the subject and language, and the finest human being I have met !…."

Poonam Paul, Ahmedabad

"Maa is a lucid speaker,info flowing as a river, very simple and well suited for the modern world…."

Thomas George, Kerala

"The workshop was a wonderful divine experience, specific and concentrated…."

D N Chopra, Ahmedabad

"Wonderful, enlightening, got more than expected ! Maa Suveera is cheerful, has clarity in language and seems to me as a perfect human being !."

AK Paul, Ahmedabad

"It was a heavenly grace by which I enrolled for the workshop !"

Ajay , Moradabad

"Superb Workshop ! the healing sessions and Artwork sessions were fantastic, the activities were well researched, thought provoking and made me introspect. Maa Gyaan is a powerful healer, coach and a divine personality…."

Satya Narayan Raju, Banglore

"The most mysterious and difficult things were taught in most simple, understandable and loving way….."

Sonia Gandhi, Delhi

"A place where healing, meditation and the teachings connect you to the Divine Wisdow and fullfill your heart with love and gratitude. Thank you dear teacher and master, Maa Gyan, you will always be in my heart and I looking foward to come back soon! Love"

Carolina P

"I always say Kirti Hermitage is a small heaven on earth visited many times. I can't think of staying anywhere else in Rishikesh. I just love everything about the stay from hospitality of Maa to food to comfort etc...."

Fery F

"It is hard to imagine such glorious place exists on earth. Kirti Hermitage is truly divine in both its energy and the surroundings. If you are looking for individualized spiritual teachings, this is the place to come. Maa has a warm, welcoming, loving presence and she presents her teachings in an easy-to-follow manner. Questions and discussion are welcome or you can quietly assimilate what she offers. You are truly cared for here – the food is nourishing, fresh, and delicious. Accommodation is private, comfortable and inviting. Mornings start with a devotional fire ceremony, part of Maa's personal practice, and an honor to be a part of. Overnight stays are recommended so you can delve deeply into what is offered in this unique and special place."

Jackie R