Mr. Arvind Negi
Founder Hatha Iyengar Yoga
Yogi Arvind Negi, an experienced and dedicated yoga teacher, hails from the Yoga Capital of the World, Rishikesh, India. His journey into the depths of yoga led him to the serene life of an ashram, where he discovered the profound importance of following Yamas and Niyamas, the ethical and moral guidelines of yoga. Yogi Arvind strongly believes that no yogi can reach spiritual enlightenment without following Yamas & Niyamas thoroughly.
Yoga, to him, is not merely a physical exercise routine. Believing in the concept of - समत्वं योग उच्यते - Evenness of mind is known as Yoga.
He believes that yoga is a path that intertwines with the soul, enriching our intellect, and awakening our deepest potential.
Yogi Arvind Negi's educational journey took him from traditional schooling to the sacred halls of Uttarakhand Sanskrit University, Haridwar, where he earned a Master's degree in Yogic Science. This academic foundation allowed him to delve deeper into the spiritual and philosophical aspects of yoga.
Guru Keshav Dev Ji
Keshav Dav Ji, a distinguished spiritual teacher and practitioner, hails from the tranquil region of Amanguna near Rishikesh. Raised amidst the awe-inspiring Himalayas, he nurtured a profound fascination for philosophy, mystical yoga, and spirituality from an early age. Under the guidance of his esteemed mentor, Sri Asaram Ji, Keshav ji delved into the realms of Sanskrit and spiritual wisdom while tending to cows in the Himalayan forests. His spiritual quest led him to study under the tutelage of various masters, including Gorakshpith, where he refined his skills in traditional yoga and Ayurveda. With over 15 years of dedicated practice and extensive pilgrimages to sacred sites, Keshav Dev Ji's spiritual experiences and knowledge continue to deepen. As a revered teacher at Gurukul Yogashala, he ardently imparts his wisdom and conducts transformative yoga classes, touching the lives of countless seekers.
Dr. Shubham Sharma
Dr. Shubham Sharma, a dedicated Ayurveda teacher with a strong educational background. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery, which equips him with deep insights into traditional healing practices. Additionally, he has successfully completed a Diploma in Nutrition and Health Education (DNHE), enhancing his expertise in guiding individuals towards a balanced lifestyle through proper nutrition. Dr. Sharma's true passion lies in teaching, as he strives to share his profound Ayurvedic knowledge and nutritional understanding with others. His classes are thoughtfully designed to provide practical and easy-to-follow advice, enabling people from all walks of life to incorporate Ayurvedic principles and healthy eating habits into their routines.
Ritesh Bhatt is a yoga teacher for last 6 years. He was born and raised in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand (also known as world capital of Yoga). His journey of yoga started with Sivananda Saraswati Asram in Rishikesh. Later he got trained under the tutelage of his guru, Acharya Shri Praveen Nair.
“Understanding the Body” and then move is the essence of his teaching.
Ritesh taught yoga in various yoga schools, companies, where he shared his experience and perception of yoga. As fascinated by the subject, he has developed a unique teaching methodology. That make his class more interesting and fun. Now his initial steps in his spirituals journey brought him to many places to learn different cultures, tradition and to know more about the world.
Meet Cheena Verma, a Pranayama and Meditation teacher with a 500-hour Yoga Alliance certification. Yoga has always been a significant part of her life, but what sets her apart is her deep commitment to helping people dealing with emotional and psychological challenges.
In her classes, she seamlessly blends breathwork and distinctive meditation techniques, creating a special connection with her students on an emotional level. Through this unique approach, she offers a spiritual and transformative yoga experience, going beyond the physical aspects to support mental and emotional well-being.
Shikha Sharma, a native of Delhi, began her journey into the world of yoga at the tender age of five under the guidance of her father. Despite pursuing further studies in commerce, her passion for yoga remained unwavering. It wasn't until the onset of the second wave of COVID-19 that she decided to delve deeper into her yogic path, ultimately earning a Master's degree in Yogic Science. Today, Shikha is a dedicated Hatha Yoga teacher, blending her academic knowledge with the wisdom passed down through generations, helping others discover the transformative power of yoga. In her classes, she blends breathwork with movement creating a perfect balance during asana practice.
Pragati Tyagi is an experienced Yoga Teacher holds a Level 3 certification from the Ayush Ministry, backed by 800 hours of teacher training. Pragati has completed a one-year diploma in Yoga Vidya from Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan, Delhi, and is currently pursuing a Masters in Yoga from Uttarakhand Dev Sanskriti University. She has also successfully completed a 500-hour Yoga Alliance certified Teacher Training program. Her teaching philosophy emphasizes a holistic approach to wellness, covering the physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of yoga.
– Iyengar Sound Healing
Maria Viosca is a skilled Iyengar yoga teacher and sound healing practitioner based in Valencia, Spain. She first encountered yoga in 2013 during a trip to the Azores Islands and later completed her Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India, in 2017. Since 2019, she has been passionately teaching Iyengar yoga, known for its focus on alignment and therapeutic benefits. Maria is fluent in Portuguese, English, Spanish, and French, allowing her to connect with a diverse range of students. Combining her love for Iyengar yoga and sound healing, Maria offers unique classes that blend both practices. Since 2020, she has been sharing her expertise in her classes providing students with a holistic and transformative yoga experience.
Ashtanga & Vinyasa
Mr. Abhishek is an experienced Ashtanga-Vinyasa yoga teacher, who started his yoga journey in 2018 by studying and practicing under influential yoga teachers. Over the years, he has gained extensive experience and has had the opportunity to assist renowned teachers in their classes. Currently, he is primarily involved in teaching in various "Yoga Teacher Training Programmes" with several esteemed yoga schools in Rishikesh.
He specializes in teaching Ashtanga Vinyasa, Vinyasa Flow, and has practiced Primary and Secondary series in Ashtanga Vinyasa with certified teachers. Mr. Abhishek is committed to sharing his knowledge and experience with his students and helping them deepen their yoga practice.
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My name is Laura Olivia and I live in Canada, one of the reasons I came to India was to learn yoga. At first, I didnt intend to do 200 hours of yoga teacher training but seeing the course syllabus on their website and the good reviews I tried it for 24 days and I dont regret it one bit. We were received very warmly with a fire ceremony and delicious and a healthy satvic dinner.
These are the people who change lives. I'm so grateful for the 3-day yoga retreat I attended at Gurukul Yogashala. It was everything I hoped for and more. 3 days seems like such a short time, but the retreat offers various outings and activities to make you feel like you've really gotten a taste of this holy city. Rishikesh is such a beautiful backdrop for transformation.
Hi, my name is Robin, and I am coming from Montreal! I really enjoyed doing my YTTC with Gurukul Yogashala. I have been able to understand what's a correct posture, even the simplest one ;) Arvind was able to challenge and motivate me. Before coming to this centre I read various book about yoga, but it's only during these 24 days that I have been able to fully catch what yoga actually is.