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Spreading the ancient practices of yoga from past many years, Rishikul Yogshala is your one stop destination at the yoga capital, Rishikesh. Merging the traditional with the modern day practices, you are in for a spiritual treat with us. We believe in putting forth the purest forms of yogic practices by way of Hatha yoga, Kundalini yoga, or Ashtaga yoga. You get the best blend of all the relevant yogic practices for your retreat. Sound of Ganges and its beautiful vibrations allow you to have a peaceful experience. Give yourself a chance to indulge in this transforming experience with us by way of yoga retreat.
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Situated near the Holy Ganges, the institute is full of modern amenities. You get to live with the tranquil environment of the Ashram, but you enjoy all the comforts of the modern day. You can opt for individual or sharing basis in the all deluxe rooms. You get the facility of separate attached bathroom for personal hygiene. But we suggest you book a space in advance, as the Yogshala is brimming with students at all times. The Wi-Fi services allow you to be connected with your loved ones as and when you please.
One of the contemporary forms of yoga, Ashtanga yoga, is best suited for the fast paced learners. Involving heavy exercises and forming the base of Power yoga, this form introduces you to the connection between muscles and the body. With an intensive session, you sweat it all out and feel rejuvenated. The true essence of an Indian visit is gained by practice of yoga and we offer just the optimum amount of exposure and information. The sessions usually start with the basic warm up which includes stretching etc. followed by surya namaskars (sun salutations), hard core asanas, meditation, and pranayama. This retreat would become your stepping stone into the yogic realms.
A more poised, subtle, and relaxed form, Hatha yoga allows you to experience each and every muscle of your body. It allows you to gain consciousness about the working of the mind, body, and soul and how to help your awareness reach the epitome of realization. The classes take you through the theoretical teachings of yoga as well their practical implementation. The asanas are carried out slowly and subtly with greater emphasis on holding the postures. The class follows a set pattern for unanimous approach. Meditation and pranayama with chakra healing and color healing, each and every class is brimming with information and knowledge.
Please also note a doctor is available for free consultations but medicine will cost extra.
Yogi Prashant is certified in yoga study from the highly valued Bihar School of Yoga for mastering the cardinal virtues of discipline, self-sustenance and compassion. He has never stopped being a learner ever since. He is still pursuing advance studies in yoga discipline and gained good experience in sharing the wisdom. Thoroughly trained in asana and related forms in both Hatha and Ashtanga tradition of yoga, master Prashant is a yogi of many skills.
Master of Ashtanga, Hatha, and Vinyasa yoga, Yogi Bipin Baloni has been on the road to self-discovery as a yogi since the tender age of 17. He has dedicated his life to the yoga capital, Rishikesh, and is now dwelling in the spiritual town as a revered yoga teacher.
Swami Atmanananda Giri
Born in the lap of Kerala, Swami Atmaji has devoted his life to yoga and spirituality since childhood. A compassionate soul by nature, he studied Homeopathy in Kerala and also practiced Naturopathy with the purpose to help people become healthier. As a religious follower of Vedas and Upanishads, Swamiji followed his passion for unearthing the essence of spirituality with various meditation practices as a vagrant ascetic for over four years. He completed his education from Shivananda Ashram under the supreme guidance of his guru Swami Adyatamanandaji.
Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Hatha Yoga)
A former Naga Guru, Gangesha Chaitanya holds knowledge and wisdom of the unparalleled yogic mystics that very rare yogis can attain. An E-RYT certified yoga teacher, he received a major part of his spiritual education from the great Saint Swami Rama. He is a master of Meditation, Kundalini Yoga and Pranayama. (Core Subjects: Meditation, Inspirational and Spiritual Guide)
Manoranjan ji has been practicing Ayurveda since 2007 and Hatha yoga since 2009. He specializes in Panchkarma Therapy, Mudras, yoga Nidra, Shat Kryias (both practical and theoretical), and yogic cooking. Born and brought up in Mahakaleshwar in Karnataka, he has been dedicated to yoga since his childhood.
Pankaj ji holds RYT 200 certification from Yoga Alliance and specializes in teaching Hatha and Ashtanga yoga. Additionally, he has also completed Masters in Yoga where he deeply studied all the elements of yogic science. As a well-grained yoga teacher, he holds an in-depth understanding of teaching asana classes with mindful integration of meditation, breathing techniques, yoga philosophy (yogic lifestyle) and mantra meditation. (Core Subjects: Ashtanga Vinyasa, Hatha Yoga & Adjustment Alignment)
Manoranjanji has been practicing Ayurveda since 2007 and Hatha Yoga since 2009. He specializes in Panchkarma Therapy, Mudras, Yoga Nidra, Shat Kryias (both practical and theoretical) and Yogic Cooking. Born and brought up in Mahakaleshwar in Karnataka, he has been dedicated to yoga since his childhood. (Core Subjects: 200 Hour YTTC, Ayurveda, Meditation)
Born and brought up in a spiritual environment of a well-respected family in Karnataka, Kavithaji was raised under the values and teachings of Basavanna (one of the greatest saints in 12th-century and a highly-distinguished Hindu philosopher, statesman, Kannada poet). She has studied and practiced Pranayama under the mentorship of Sri Ganeshwer Avadhut in Srisailam forest before following the footsteps of the great yoga and spiritual guru Swami Veda Bharthi, a disciple of Swami Rama where she studied the art of meditation and yogic philosophy. (Core Subjects: HathaYoga, Pranayama)
Annnamalai Prana Ji (Swami Thiyagaranjan)
The most eminent yoga guru in Rishikesh, Annamalai Pranaji specializes in subjects like Pranayama and Yoga Philosophy. He fulfilled his apprenticeship in the principles of Swami Sivananda – Swami Vignananda tradition of Tamil Nadu. He blends his teachings with traditional authenticity and modern perspective. Meditation, Kundalini Yoga and Ayurveda are some of the other subjects he has keen knowledge of. (Core Subjects: Pranayama, Yoga Philosophy, Meditation, Kundalini Yoga and Ayurveda)
As a disciple of Lord Krishna who is also her spiritual guide, Deepa ji is an avid follower of yoga and the spiritual message of love it carries within. Rebelling against the usual norms of a chauvinist society, Deepa Ji is a subtle feminist and one of the very few women who have made a mark for themselves in the field of yoga. In her spare time, she loves to travel and indulge in quiet photography.
Born and nurtured in the spiritual town of Rishikesh, Gurmeet ji is an expert with subjects like Hatha yoga, yoga anatomy, and physiology. A Yoga Alliance certified RYT 500 yoga teacher, Gurmeet ji also holds a post graduate degree in yoga from Uttarakhand Sanskrit University. Gurmeet Ji trained under the supreme guidance and blessings of Swami Dharma Nanda at the Ved Niketan ashram. As a yoga professional, he refined his skills further by working with renowned physiotherapists in Germany before coming back to India for preaching the science of yoga to fellow citizens.
Vimalji holds various degrees including Bachelor’s degree in Sanskrit, a Master’s Degree in Philosophy and a Post Graduate Diploma in Yogic Science. Born into a conventional Indian family, Vimalji has indulged himself in profound yogic practices since he was 11 years old. He further studied under Mahamandaleshwar Sri Swami Veda Bharati- a disciple of Swami Rama and has devoted his life to teachings and practice of yogic science ever since. With his education and experience in various mystics of yoga including mantra chanting, he attained the status of Acharya Vimal.
A strong believer in the fact that yoga and science are intensely linked with each other, Kushal ji has devoted his life in exploring the complicated aspects of yoga through scientific point of view. Kushal ji holds a Master’s degree in Yogic Science and a strong experience of working with the Indian army as a yoga trainer. In addition with being a dedicated yoga teacher, he is also a passionate karma yogi who often indulges in volunteer work at several yoga camps.
Suraj Ji is a Yoga Alliance certified RYT 500 teacher and, also holds a Master’s degree in Yoga Science. Born and brought up in the yoga capital, Rishikesh, Suraj ji has been practicing yoga since his childhood. He also studied under the profound mentorship of Guru Narendra Gussain, a much acclaimed yoga teacher of traditional and contemporary style of yoga. One of the most exclusive elements about Suraj ji’s classes is that he blends in traditional yoga with contemporary styles.
Born and brought up in the sacred pilgrim site of Gangotri, Benkat ji has been practicing yoga and meditation since the tender age of 10. He holds Post Graduate Diploma in Yogic Science from Pt. L.M.S. Govt P.G. College Rishikesh and Masters Degree in Human consciousness & Yogic Science from Gurukul Kangri University, Uttarakhand. After gaining years of experience in specific subjects of yogic teachings, he continues to be the ace master of Shatkarmas, Asana, Mudra & Bandha, Pranayama, Meditation, and Mindfulness-walking.
The yoga institute is located near the beautiful Ganges, one of the most holy rivers of the world. The natural environment brings in peace and harmony. The villages nearby allows you take a trip to the interiors of India, which is not easily accessible otherwise. Offering you a pure picture of India, the scenic beauty with a vivid landscape painted in front of you, allows you to bring out the best.
While you visit India and you do not stay at Rishikesh, your stay sounds incomplete. Rishikesh is one of the most pious destinations across India. Offering a wide array of options when it comes to vacations, one can stay busy with temples, take a dip in the Ganges, or stay calm while you sit and experience the natural beauty. Adventure sports include, rafting, paragliding, rappelling, bungee jumping etc. Rishikesh is a heaven for those who want to indulge.
Visit the ancient Himalayan temples
Experiencing world class Indian cuisines
Rappelling, rock climbing
Paragliding and bungee jumping
Rishikesh is well connected to the mainland in many ways. If you are coming from Delhi or any other metropolitan city, you can drive to the Yogshala. One can also fly to the domestic airport Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun about 15 km away from Rishikesh and take a cab from there to the Rishikul Yogshala. Opting for trains is also a good option as many trains of Indian Railway network are connecting Rishikesh, Haridwar etc.
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