Practice traditional hatha yoga in the oldest ashram of Rishikesh, the world capital of yoga
Why yoga in Rishikesh
Why learn yoga in Rishikesh with us? There are many reasons to learn yoga specifically in Rishikesh, India. And, there are solid reasons to do it with our school.
It is a common fact that Rishikesh (India) holds the title of the world's yoga capital. And it is rightfully so.
One of our principles has always been to keep the tradition of Yoga uninterrupted. In our teaching, we strongly abide by the classical vision of yoga clearly described by the great work on yoga, Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, and old scriptures of hatha yoga – Gheranda Samhita, Shiv Samhita and Hatha Yoga Pradipika. Our deep commitment towards the great works of the past does not contradict with the modern approach to yoga. On the contrary, we highly honor modern authors, researchers, scholars, masters who move the understanding of traditional hatha yoga even further through their extensive studies, and encourage our students to be creative in their practice of yoga as long as the correct understanding of its genuine goals is preserved.
We are proud to be the only yoga school in Rishikesh, India to have so many highly-educated yoga teachers. Teachers in our school are holders of Master's degree in Yoga and Applied Ayurveda, or have been living and studying in ashrams or with the best yoga, meditation and ayurveda teachers in India. Moreover, we are proud to have Masters who have developed their own style and methodologies in yoga and meditation, as our honored teachers.
Since our start in 1997, we did a tremendous number of yoga trainings which brought us drastic experience and understanding of how a yoga program should really be built. Today, we are proud to claim that our yoga training program is the most advanced training course program in the world's yoga capital and, maybe, in the whole India. See our programs for more details and read students' testimonials.
Funny to say, Rishikesh today is, perhaps, the cheapest place in the world to undergo yoga training program. Keep in mind, our training program is not of the lowest rate in Rishikesh. Yet, considering the value, it's probably way below average cost at the global scale.
Swargashram is the oldest ashram in Rishikesh, the precedent of such popular ashrams as Shivananda ashram, Yog Niketan, Parmarth and others. Swargashram is the ashram from where the whole Hrishikesh started. And, we are sitting in the very center of this holy place.
See our list of invited teachers that participate in our yoga courses. Among our guests are the 105-year-old yogi Swami Yogananda Ji, the renowned master of hatha yoga Sri Surinder Singh Ji, the famous speaker and philosopher Jivasu, the honored philosophy professor Buddhi Prakash Ji and many more recognized yogis of the Northern India.
Yoga mats, cushions, bricks, bolsters, whiteboards, big screen for visual presentations, sound system, 4 modes of lighting, shatkarma props, water filter, meditation props, etc.
We know all yoga in Rishikesh, we know perfectly every yoga teacher in Rishikesh. We surely can tell who teaches best at any specific style of yoga in the world capital of yoga. For our festival and for our yoga courses, we chose only the best yoga teachers of Rishikesh so that you don't have to.
Free International Yoga & Music Festival
Himalayan Yoga Academy is the proud founder of the Free International Yoga & Music Festival in Rishikesh. Since its start in 2007, the festival grew into the largest public event in Rishikesh, the world capital of yoga. Our Free Yoga & Music Festival today is 14 days of non-stop yoga classes, phylosophy lectures, dance performances and music concerts by over 60 yoga teachers and lecturers and more than 30 artists from India and abroad.
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