Pyramid Yogshala is a Certified YA Yoga school from Rishikesh India, providing Holistic Multi-style Courses, Retreats and Daily Classes in the Holly City.
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He got his first experience of Samadhi at the age of 7. He had clear visions of a past life in the Himalayas. He completed his higher education from Agra University, obtaining a Master’s degree in Philosophy in 1977 as well as a Master’s degree in Yoga from Gurukul Kangri University in Haridwar in 1994. He currently teaches Meditation and Indian Philosophy in India and abroad. He also received initiation in Shankaracharya tradition through his master, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. In 2007, he established the Prakash Yoga Seva Trust.
Swami Atma Jnanananda Giri Ji
He is old-handed in Meditation and other spiritual practices. Since 10 years or more; he is giving relaxing and refreshing talks on about Bhagavat Gita, Yoga, Great Yogic such as Lao Tzu, Jalaluddin Rumi, Boddhidharma, Buddha, Patanjali and Sri Krishna. The gentle and inspiring talks of Swami Ji helps in understanding the true meaning of yoga and its balancing impact on multiple problems. He clearly explains the Patanjali Yoga Sutras which makes a person strong, secure and self-sufficient. Swami Ji is really a kind and compassionate person with a soft & gentle voice.
Born and brought up with an aim to acquire a yogi’s profession, Yogi Prashant’s family have seen a dream for him to reach the revering heights in yoga. With a desire to fulfil his family’s dream, he stated the training in yoga at a young age and felt the flow within in a high intensity. He completed his studies at Bihar School of Yoga and learned to live the life in a disciplined, devoted and a structured manner. The same attitude is reflected in all his classes, which start with mantra chanting, take a tour to Hatha yoga asanas and end with meditations.
Ravi Nagar is the founder of the Pyramid Yogshala and the co-owner of the Pyramid café with his family. He has a BA in Yoga from the Haridwar University and is currently working on his Masters in Yoga. He cares deeply about offering excellent, safe and personalized yoga education to all students, which is why he created the Yogshala. Ravi is a real Yogi and not just because of his yoga practice, but because of the way he lives his life, putting his personal best in everything he does, and the graciousness he shows to the people around him.
Krishna Panwar is a local to Rishikesh, educated in yoga with a BA in yoga therapy. She pulls from her love of nature and her devoted spirituality in her teaching of Hatha and Mantra chanting. She is not only an incredible yoga teacher but a powerful energy worker. She has a magical ability to help heal her students' pain. She takes her work very seriously and holds space for yoga that is strong, true and focused. Krishna pulls from the earth's energy and her God to create a true yoga experience. This is because though she is educated and grounded with knowledge.
Yoga has been Manoj’s calling since early childhood. He was introduced to yoga by his grandfather who encouraged him to follow the path of karma yoga. Later on in his life Manoj explored Bhakti and Karma in depth to take his yoga journey further. Being born in Rishikesh he has always been absorbed in spirituality and yoga, which is why chose to share his experience through teaching. Manoj developed his practice learning and living amongst communities of Swamis and Yogis. His understanding of traditional yoga grew at Swargashram, Sivananda Ashram and Jai Ram Ashram.
Omer Harsh BPT, M.SC is an osteopath, physiotherapist, an expert in yogic sciences. He has been educated in the United Kingdom, India, and Canada, and he combines the ancient science of yoga with modern medical sciences of the west. He teaches anatomy and alignment at the Yogshala. He uses his incredible understanding of the human body to help each person practice safely and get the most out of each asana. His knowledge of the human skeleton and physiotherapy combined with his knowledge of yoga allows him to give each person the corrections they need to heal injuries and pains in their bodies.
from Slovak Republic, August 2019
"It’s not worth it."
The nature and the location. Meeting with nice people in your group.
from South Africa, July 2019
"An honest review (the good and bad) "
The location was great! The yogshala was located on the hillside and had a wonderful view of the city and Ganga river. It was very convenient to walk into town in between classes and on breaks. I found the teachers to be very knowledgeable and helpful. I especially loved Hatha classes with Nitin, as well as Anatomy, Allignment/ Adjustment, Philosophy and Meditation classes. Overall, the teachers and Ravi and the kitchen staff were accommodating, friendly and made the teacher training worthwhile :)
from India, July 2019
"HONEST REVIEW ~ look elsewhere "
To start I’d like to give a shoutout to Nittin Ji! He was a great teacher and pushed us all in our Hatha practice. The location is quite good, it is atop a big hill so every time you go into town you get a nice workout but it is quiet and serene for most of the part.
from Italy, May 2019
"Amazing experience in the Yoga center of the world"
My experience at Pyramid Yogshala was very positive. There is this green oasis with a familiar atmosphere that really allows you to relax after coming back from the city.
The classes are challenging and the program is on point.
Teachers are so sweet as the rest of the staff crew.
from Japan, May 2019
"Very special experience"
This course was an unforgettable experience that allowed me to grow and change. I loved the classes and teachers, I learned a lot and got more confidence. Everyone here loves yoga and you can feel it. Location is very special because it’s like a little hideout so you feel safe and away from hustle on the main roads. Food was prepared with love and care, especially breakfast were amaaazing!!! I’m.very grateful.
Chundra Winther Mcdonald
from Denmark, May 2019
"This Training was AMAZING!! "
First of all, I enjoyed this training so much. The accommodation was lovely, and the location of Pyramid just can't be beat!! The food was just DELICIOUS and you can literally TASTE the love that was put in it. I mean, they fed us SOOOOO good!! I'm starting to salivate just thinking about how good the food was!!!😋!!! The staff was nice, but the absolute STAR of the show was Krishna Panwar, the woman who responsible for our yoga asana training. Krishna is just... Amazing. I really can't express how much she impressed me, and I grew tremendously under her guidance. Actually, I enjoyed all the instructors, and I think Pyramid has done a great job of selecting excellent teachers for their program. I could just go on and on, but just to keep it short, choose this program. 😘 😘 It is an AMAZING value and it will give you a strong foundation on which to stand as a yoga instructor. I would recommend it without hesitation. I love Pyramid Yogshala!!! ❤️❤️❤️
from Armenia, May 2019
"A peaceful yoga experience"
The location of the school is far from any noise and crowded area with a beautiful view of Ganga which makes this yoga experience perfect.
The teachers were knowledgeable and experienced and they had so many to offer and sometimes i needed more time in practical classes to learn more inspite of the fact that my body was so tired.
Krishna and Mr. Ji ( the alignment teacher) were so great and i learned a lot from them. Krishna is a beautiful soul and a great Ashtanga teacher.
I had a chance to work with Rui Ji for my teaching class, and he is a wonderful teacher that i was wondering why he didn't have one of our classes like Hatha! He is a peaceful and happy soul that wanted to learn more form him and unfortunately I didn't get the chance.
The food is great, and as i thought i would loose weight if i go to this course and considering my weight, loosing was not that much of an option 😄 . It is very hard managing food for people everyday and all from different parts of the world with different tastes and appetite. So thanks a lot specially for breakfast since this is my favorite meal and i was always happy and full after this meal 😁
from Switzerland, May 2019
"Experiência única "
Sempre me senti como homem de aventura por isso, em 10 minutos tomei a decisão de me lançar para mais uma.
Como em qualquer parte do mundo onde há um português me sinto em casa, aqui foi o Rui Carvalho que me fez sentir em casa.
Esta formação é de uma qualidade excelente e todo o amador de Yoga deveria passar por aqui.
Aquilo que se vive aqui na Terra Mãe do Yoga é muito para lá de qualquer escola ocidental seja ela de que nível for.
Aqui vive-se, respira-se, aprende-se, ensina-se, a essência do YOGA.
É uma experiência continua durante 28/30 dias que ganha raízes suficientes para não mais secar.
Apesar das minhas dificuldades em inglês, usufrui em pleno esta formação porque aquilo que aprendi não está nas palavras assim como não está nas escolas de Yoga ocidentais, está sim na energia que se sente, no ar que se respira, nos gestos dos professores, na energia que eles transmitem que está perfeitamente alinhada com a essência do Yoga.
A alimentação também está muito bem adaptada para que o corpo se liberte de muitas toxinas e se mantenha leve e alinhado com a mente. Eu pessoalmente, quiz experimentar um jejum de vários dias que enriqueceu largamente a minha aprendizagem, fez-me sentir 10 anos mais novo.
A toda a equipa da Pyramid Yogshala um muito obrigado.
Aos meus 14 colegas de curso, bem haja por o universo nos ter reunido, quero um dia voltar a reunir-nos em minha casa.
from Thailand, May 2019
"Amazing Month with Pyramid!"
Pyramid provides an intense curriculum that is heavily Ashtanga focused. It was physically demanding and helped me develop confidence designing and constructing classes in addition to heavily affecting my self practice.
My experience was wonderful for many reasons, but mainly because of asana teacher Krishna. She is an incredible practitioner who has been a part of the yogic lifestyle since childhood. She pushed us hard while respecting individual limitations, and her leadership made me want to work as hard as I could. She is compassionate and clearly cared for us all as her students! I would not be the yoga practitioner I am today without her guidance, and am grateful to have been her student.
Also, after talking with students of other schools, I feel that Pyramid is more attentive and responsive to their students needs than their competitors. Many people I met in Rishikesh after completing my course mentioned ways that their school neglected to help sick or frustrated students. Pyramid clearly cared about us and helped address all concerns brought to them by students.
It is important to know that the course (as it was in April 2019) primarily focused on Ashtanga. I felt Hatha class was used to open us up and prepare our bodies for Ashtanga, which was important. If you are looking for a higher Hatha focus, I would speak with them to see how their curriculum has adapted.
from Vietnam, March 2019
"Amazing people, worth every penny "
Our teachers, school management team and people at the cafe took very well care of us, make us feel like home and always be there for us whenever we need help. The stay is incredible, on top of the hill, quiet and tranquil, so close to the nature, lovely dogs (Gaia is my favorite) and just 5 mins from the main road and Ganga river. The food is the best, healthy and hygiene. I don’t need any other food during the course and still strong enough for 2 yoga sessions per day. Thank you Pyramid family for everything
from United States, March 2019
Thank you for an amazing month yogshala. Krishna is a very strong asana teacher who will push you to achieve more than you ever would have thought. Dhiru lives and breaths yoga and having his glowing spirit teach us philosophy and meditation everyday was very special. The anatomy, adjustment and teaching classes were very practical and informative and the mantra, mudra, shatkarma and ayuveda classes offered new cultural insights. Thank you Rui and Ravi for making us feel loved and caring for our every need. The location is perfect, quiet amongst trees and monkeys yet only a couple of minutes walk from cafes and shops.
from Netherlands, July 2019
"It’s not a retreat or a holiday- it’s hard work. "
I liked the location, the other students really made the experience, when we complained adequate adjustments where made to make us feel more comfortable.
from India, July 2019
"A tough month"
The location is pretty nice, looking at the mountain and very close from a lot a nice stores in the downtown.
With this experience I learnt more than ever about my own limitations and capacities. The results of keep trying and don't let ruin an amazing experience with external factors.
Meet great people from different countries and share the ups and downs was one of the best memories that I take with me after the course.
from Germany, June 2019
"The most amazing time, I won a family!"
Just thank you so much the entire Pyramid family, they made me feel like in home since day one, I could not be more lucky to have found this beautiful school, everybody there is just open to help and to care about you. My teachers were amazing, i really like them all of them, specially Krishna and Nithin they put you on ur limits in the most kind and wise form. the staff is wonderful and you will be very lucky to become part of this family!
from Italy, June 2019
"Intense wonderful journey within and without "
The teachers were all wonderfull and open to give with a joyful heart their knowledge. The hospitalitly was great, warm and full of care. In general The experience was intense. In one month you get out from your normal routine and you start a process that involve you on different level: The discipline to practise every day yoga, Pranayama, meditation, eat very Healthy food, and be and share all this in a group of very beatiful souls, promote in you a integral change. I’m now back home and i’m looking forward to seeing the result of this change.
from New Zealand, May 2019
Rahul, Ravi, Ravi, Sonu and the cook are very caring and create a very comfortable vibe. The teachers are awesome and you can learn so much from them
from Germany, May 2019
"An intense month full of apprenticeship "
This month has been different to everything I’ve experienced so far. It was a rollercoaster of emotions from the start to the end, but it’s something I’m truly glad I did and that I would recommend to everyone, specially to those who are still looking/searching for this something we don’t exactly know.
The place was an amazing oasis of peace and quiet, just the right thing to connect with yourself and to recover from the busy life that happens just a few minutes away.
And the people who run the place are caring and loving, specially Rahul has been amazing during our month of TTC. Thank you for everything guys!!!
The course is well organised, with plenty of interesting classes on different subjects. It’s not a holiday, so be mentally and physically prepared for a tough schedule, but you do have some breaks in between the classes which I really appreciated.
All the teachers are amazing people with so much knowledge to share that you mind will be overwhelmed. If you are in for it, they will give you so much! And the ad ons activities are a really nice plus which I enjoyed a lot!
Overall, an amazing place to do the TTC :)
Fabiola Mella Torres
from India, May 2019
"Yoga training course muy recomendable"
Pyramid está ubicado en un lindo entorno natural con una hermosa vista al Ganges, que permite desconectarse totalmente de la ciudad, aún cuando existe un café, es un lugar muy tranquilo y agradable.
Profesores excelentes, clases de yoga de muy buen nivel y de alta exigencia. Staff increíble, dispuestos a ayudarnos y comprometidos con su labor. La comida muy buena y servida con mucho amor.
Pyramid ha sido una excelente elección y una hermosa e intensa experiencia de aprendizaje. Muchas gracias por todo lo entregado durante este mes.
Ana Carolina Avila Ayala
from India, April 2019
"curso de Yoga en un lugar hermoso con maestros preparados"
El lugar, la comida hecha con mucho amor, los maestros preparados y dispuestos a transmitirnos su conocimiento, un ambiente y espacio de estudio agradable
from Sri Lanka, April 2019
"Challenging but amazing experience! "
The past month was one of the more challenging ones of my life. As somebody with almost no experience doing yoga I cant say it was easy. It was hard and I struggled quiet a lot certain days. Luckily my Pyramid family was everything I could hope for to get me through this month and experience one of the best things Ive ever done! Krishna was an amazing yogateacher, she was strict and made your body go in positions you never thought you could go. After class she was the sweetest person with the best smile and stories about her family! Dhirin, my philosophy and meditation teacher, was amazing, he was insanely knowledgable about soooo many things! He made a lot of Jokes and sometimes we had discussions that were very interesting but always with fun! Kashul, Arvind and Visak are all very cool and good teachers aswell and I learned a lot from them too! Now on to Ravi and Rui, the owner and manager of the course, they were absolutely amazing and helped me a lot when I was struggling! When I was uncertain about my abilities they were always there to help me and see everything in a positive way! Last but not least, the rest of the Pyramid family, especially Ravis family and the Guys from the kitchen, you were all really sweet and provided us with the best food and fun! All the best for everybody! Love everybody and we will
from United States, March 2019
I did the 200 hours course in February 2019. Krishna Ji is a very strict and challenging teacher but also very loving, warm and kind like a caring mother. She supports her students within their individual limits and helps them to grow. I felt very safe while performing (or trying to perform) the more challenging asanas. The anatomy teacher analyses the different body structures of the students and tell them how to modify postures that could cause injuries. The programm includes a very good mix out of all important basic aspects of yoga like philosophy, adjustment, mantras, meditation,......Rui Ji, Ravi Ji and his family took care about everything. If we had any pronlem they always helped us solving it. The pyramid yogashala is in the middle of nature next to a small river surrounded by mango trees and you can not hear the honks from the street, just birds and the noise of ganga river. The view is awesome and the chocolate pancakes are the best in town!