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Away from the metropolitan lifestyle, our school - Rishikesh Yogkulam, serves as a sanctuary for your soul, mind and body. Nestled in the lap of the majestic Himalayas and on the banks of the holy river Ganga, it is the perfect place to leave your inhibitions behind and focus on centering and grounding yourself. Our 10-day retreat in Rishikesh is the perfect amalgamation of Yoga and meditation, giving seekers a break from their daily routine and helping them to connect with their inner selves.
This holistic retreat includes learning and practicing Yoga asanas, pranayama and meditation, nature excursions and a tour of the Himalayas! The simplest of Yoga asanas when performed with the right intention, hand in hand with meditation, lead to a calmer and quieter mind, not to mention the numerous health benefits contributing to one’s overall well-being.
The gushing water and gentle breeze around our humble abode is a refreshing change for the mind, body and soul and is an experience in itself. Additionally, you can even pursue various adventurous activities like white water river rafting, forest walks, trekking, cliff jumping and local sightseeing.
Backed by millennia of experience, this retreat is intricately designed to be beneficial to all, beginners and regular practitioners alike. It has no age or skill restriction and is ideal for anyone looking for the perfect opportunity to take a step back and reconnect with their true self.
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Yogacharya Dhirendra Bisht
Ashtanga Vinayasa, Teaching Methodology
Born in the lap of the Holy Ganga, at the feet of the Bhootnath Shiva Temple, amidst the forests of the Himalayas, Dhirendra reveals himself as a nature lover and spiritual seeker. Having started his schooling at the tender age of 5, from one of the oldest, most iconic and traditional schools of Rishikesh, Dhirendra believes he was drawn to Yoga by a mystical force as he practiced asanas during the physical education lessons in school. He began to live the yogic way of life from that early age and embraced spirituality as his routines began with worshipping Lord Shiva and the Holy Ganga and continued with practising asanas, eating satvik food and attending music lessons. It was under the able guidance of his Guru Narender Gusain that he was able to leave all his vices and practice Yoga religiously. His dedication was such that there were times that he would practice till his body was sore, and it was around this time that he realized that the external appreciation and praise were pointless and the true meaning of Yoga was the alignment of the body, mind and soul, being able to appreciate himself from within. The next part of his training came under Guru Nalin Sharma, under whom he learned Yogic Philosophy and spiritual growth and finally under Guru Roshan Singh, Dhirendra underwent lessons on personal growth. When his three Gurus thought he was ready, Dhirendra started the Yoga school with one goal - helping other seekers on their yogic journey to explore their full potential.
Hatha yoga, Alignment & adjustment
Amit Payal, the founder of Rishikesh Yogkulam, is an E-RYT 500-Hour Yoga instructor with a Master's degree in Yoga Science. He is a well-known, appreciated and celebrated Yoga master in Rishikesh, India. With several specialisations like Alignment, Adjustment, Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga, Yoga philosophy, Anatomy and Pranayama, Amit ensures that his pupils , whether teachers or students, push their limits, test their boundaries and achieve their goals. As warm as he is passionate about Yoga, he makes sure each and every person that comes through his school leaves there, confident about their capabilities and with a feeling of oneness and family. He has been conducting teacher training courses regularly for more than five years and has taught more than 100 YTTC's to seekers from across the globe. His experience, skill and warmth help all his students journey into their minds and bodies as he adeptly schools them in breath control and movement - the pillars of a Yoga practice. Amit believes it vital that his teachings convey the profound, authentic and ancient knowledge of Yoga and it's millennia-old traditions
Yoga anatomy and physiology, Mantra chanting
Having pursued a masters in Biology followed by a 500 hour YTTC, Anant ji has always had a keen interest in understanding the spiritual and technical aspect of Yoga. His vision is to make a difference in people’s lives, by pushing them to strive towards inner serenity & harmony by way of Yoga. He is able to seamlessly integrate Yoga science with modern sciences, giving his students a new, unique approach.
Yogacharya Sonu Ji
A traditional Hatha Yoga teacher, Sonuji started practising Yoga at the age of 10. Expounding the clear vision of Yoga and its practices, he helps his students strengthen their foundation enabling them to commence their journey towards their inner self.
Yogacharya Mohit Ji
Elucidating the profound teachings from revered Yoga scriptures like the Patanjali Yoga Sutras Bhagavad Gita and Vedc texts, Mohit ji endeavours to help seekers achieve clear vision and realize their true selves. With over 5 years of experience in the field, Mohit ji is one of the most revered teachers in Rishikesh. He teaches Yoga Philosophy at our school and continues to inspire many.
Yogacharya Mahendra Ji
Mahendraji, born in Etah (U.P.), heard his calling for Yoga during his college days. Having since pursued his Post Graduate Diploma in Yoga Science from Deva Sanskrit University, followed by a Masters in Yoga Science from Uttarakhand Sanskrit University and finally a specialization course in Ayurveda, he is as committed to teaching Pranayama and Ayurveda as he is to studying Yoga.
Yogini Prem Varsha Ji
With a Masters in the Art of Yoga and an amazing 11 years of experience, Prem Varsha ji’s commitment and passion for Yoga is unparalleled. While she teaches Kundalini, Meditation and Pranayama at our school, she has also completed a post graduate diploma course in guidance and counselling. Her charismatic personality, calm demeanor and deep knowledge make it very easy for students to connect with her on a professional as well as personal level. Prem Varsha ji was blessed to be born in a spiritual family and discovered Yoga and Meditation at the tender age of 10. Realizing its true power, she dedicated her life to inspire others to follow the same path.
Yogacharya Yashpal kaintura
Known for his calm, magnetic demeanour and remarkable teaching style, Yashpalji has conducted various workshops, seminars and retreats on integrating Yoga with other therapies like Marma therapy, Naturopathy, etc. since over three years. Having also studied Yoga, Psychology and Management from Dev Sanskriti University in Haridwar for 2 years, he has a lot of experience in dealing with various organisations and academies as a counselor and Yoga teacher. He now teaches Yoga Philosophy at our school, helping students achieve their goals.
Yogacharya Mandeep ji
Mantra Chanting, Yoga Philosophy, Meditation
Mandeepji came to Rishikesh in 2002 and wrapped himself in the practise of Yoga by the banks of the holy river Ganga for years. Having completed his early education from the renowned Parmarth Niketan Ashram, he has been expounding his knowledge of Mantra Chanting, Yoga Philosophy and Meditation unto other seekers for more than 10 years now. Besides this, he is a learned astrologer and has been practising the same for more than 9 years. Not stopping there, Mandeepji also possesses a deep interest in music and is also a sound healing expert. Indeed a maestro in his field, Mandeepji, with a staggering 18 years of experience in Yoga practice, goes above and beyond to motivate his students to explore and realize their full potential!
Yogacharya Jitender ji
A distinguished and time-honoured individual, Jitu ji embodies traditionalism. He completed his Bachelor's in Sanskrit from Parmarth Niketan Ashram here in Rishikesh itself and went on to pursue his Master's in Yoga from the prestigious Uttarakhand Sanskrit University. He has spent over 10 years of his life in various ashrams like Bhagirathi Dham Ashram and Anand Dham Ashram. While he teaches Ashtanga Vinyasa at our school, his classical method of teaching brings students in, leaving them with a sense of gratitude and fulfilment.
Yin , Meditation
Ella is an ex marketing manager who has always been very curios about the human mind and the holistic approaches, which led her to study Neuro Linguistic Programming and Aromatherapy. Her journey into yoga begun in a period were she was experiencing a deep depression and she couldn't find a purpose to live. Moved by an inner call, she decided to go to India and enroll in a yoga course and that's when her life had a turn point. After short, she healed completely from depression, and inspired by the incredible change yoga brought into her life she decided to continue to deepen her studies by taking teacher training courses, retreats and workshop specializing herself in Yin Yoga, meditation techniques (especially Buddhist, Osho, yoga nidra), Pranayama, and Reiki. For her Yin Yoga practice she takes inspiration from Sarah Powers, with whom she did a course in London; and Paul Grilley. Her classes are focused to release the blockages from the body, both mental and physical. In her cueing, you can find many anatomical as psychological and spiritual aspects. She always puts great emphasis on breathing techniques during the class and meditation, both before and after the practice. Since her passion for music and naturopathy, she also likes to add mantra chanting, sound healing and aromatherapy in her classes. Her favourite motto is "Change is hardest at the beginning, messiest in the middle and best at the end."