A student is an empty vessel and a teacher is the source that fills this empty vessel with in-depth knowledge and wisdom. To be a great yogi, it is necessary to learn from the best yoga gurus and to gather information from the most authentic sources. Excellent teachers who can guide them and provide them with apt. knowledge are the ideal conduits that can lead a student towards becoming the best yoga practitioner and teacher. At Rishikul Yogashala, we believe in the same ideology and do not undermine the role of a good yoga teacher in achievement of desired outcome from a yoga teacher training program. Our entire team of yoga teachers and gurus are not just internationally recognized but also hold years of experience as yoga and spirituality educators.
The teachers recognize and analyze distinct aspects of each student on individual basis. With respect to their body type, requirement and level, the students are maneuvered as brilliant yogis with the help of specific training and learning methods. With this methodology, the students reap maximum benefits from the yoga teacher training program.Our teachers and gurus at Rishikul Yogashala ensure the students attain overall development along with a soulful yogic experience during the tenure of their entire program.
Our Yoga Acharyas are internationally certified and registered with Yoga Alliance. Along with exceptional teaching expertise, outstanding knowledge in the most authentic traditional forms of yoga and a distinct methodology has rendered them with the recognition of being some of the best yoga leaders in the globe. Yoga is not just a fitness tool; all our yoga teachers preach this majestic science as it originally is -- the eventual pathway to complete purification of mind, body and soul.
Meditation, Inspirational and Spiritual Guide
Receiving the gift of Yoga from Kailash Ashram, Swami Atmananada Giri is a devotee of Guru Nutya Chaitanya Yati and has dedicated his life to the teaching of yoga and its facets. Swamiji met Guru Nitya in 1992 & his disciple, Sudhi Chaitanya in 1998 only to transgress above the everyday working of human life.
Born in Kerala, he was unaware of his spiritual capabilities but was humanitarian by nature, he wanted to help people and took up Homeopathy at Kerala and practiced Naturopathy for three years. Later on, he started in yogic practice in the year 2006 and since then there is no turning back for him.
Religiously following the Indian Vedas and Upanishads, he received his education from at Shivananda Ashram from Swami Adyatamanandaji only to become more devoted. He carried his meditation practices for four years at multiple places as a Sanyasa-mendicant. He is currently living in Rishikesh to offer the magic of light he has learnt in his due course of practice.
Annamalai Prana Ji (Swami Thiyagaranjan)
Trained in the principles of the well recognized Swami Sivananda-Swami Vignanananda tradition of Tamil Nadu, the land of the Sidhhas, Annamalai Prana Ji is one of the most regarded masters of the yogic art. Prana Ji is recognized widely as the most experienced yoga master. Pranayama and yoga philosophy are his specialized fields of teaching. His classes are a syncretism of Indian and Western thought and could be highly interesting for a sincere learner. Meditation, Kundalini Yoga and Ayurveda are among the other aspects of yoga learning that Prana Ji’s vast field of knowledge covers.
Meditation, Inspirational and Spiritual Guide
An expert in the yoga philosophy, Gangesha was introduced to the field of spirituality at a young age. Receiving his teachings from the great saint Swami Rama, this yoga guru dedicated his life in the up liftment of humanity.
An E-RYT and gaining an extensive experience in the field of yoga, he is successfully taking classes at various schools of Rishikul Yogashala. Bringing forth newness and variety to his classes, he is a master of meditation, Kundalini yoga and pranayama. A Naga Guru once, he has been in a pursuit to unlock the gateways of mystical realm only accessible by the adepts.
He inspires his student to tap this mystic kundalini energy lying inside them and reach higher realms. Focusing on the final assimilation, he is a grounded soul and a true nature lover.
Being born and raised in a spiritually well-established family in Karnataka, Kavitha Ji’s upbringing was instilled with all the values and teachings of Basavanna (one of the greatest saints in 12th-century and a highly-distinguished Hindu philosopher, statesman, Kannada poet). She spent most of her early days in her hometown. The spiritual environment of her surroundings helped her in her spiritual studies and was the greatest motivation behind her pursuing the path of spirituality at such a juvenile phase of her life.
Our beloved Kavitha Ji began her real flight into the world of yoga and spirituality in the year 2006. She first practiced pranayama under the guidance of Sri Ganeshwer Avadhut in Srisailam forest. She then went on to practicing under another great master of Yoga and Spirituality, Swami Veda Bharthi, a disciple of Swami Rama. She mastered the art of meditation and philosophy in Swami Rama Sadak Gram under the careful guidance of Swami Veda Bharthi.
After successful completion of her practice, Kavitha Ji started serving in an ashram where she took charge to spread her knowledge to common people in Karnataka and she was very successful in spreading the teaching of her master to more than 42 villages. She was highly instrumental in transforming the life of common people through the sharing of her knowledge and wisdom.In 2015, she moved to Rishikesh and started working with Rishikul Yogshala and her journey with us continues to grow with every passing day.
Yoga Anatomy and Meditation
Our teacher Sanathanan is a trained ‘Yogasiromany’ from the International Sivananda College in Canada. Following his urge to deepen the practice led him to Bangalore where he successfully completed his Advanced Yoga Teacher Training. On the path of learning the art of yoga, there was no looking back for Sanathanan as he continued to expand his wisdom in Yoga by undergoing Advanced Learning in Yoga Therapy, Reiki, Ayurveda, and various healing techniques. Further, he imbibed the techniques of personality development .
Pranayama, Philosophy, and Meditation
Ratheesh was born in Kerala, where he studied Vedanta Philosophy for five years in Shivagiri Ashram. During his teenage years, he undertook a monastery life, and since then, he has been committed to the science of yoga. After the completion of 5 years in the ashram with Vedanta study, he felt the earnest desire to pilgrim in the Himalayas. As an ascetic, he has roamed around the Himalayas barefoot to places like Amarnath, Badrinath, and all over India. During his odyssey, he met many adepts and sadhus in the Himalayas who have inspired him spiritually. He met His Holiness Swami Veda Bharti and he began his spiritual journey.
He is a trained professional under His Holiness Swami Veda Bharathi of Himalayan tradition. During the training, he was indulged into stringent spiritual vows along with the study of yoga, meditation and Yoga Philosophy for five years. At the age of 29 following the instructions of his revered master, he began sharing the wisdom of eternal yoga to true seekers. Since then, he has been on the path of spreading yoga knowledge to all those who come in contact. He has been a yoga teacher and spiritual motivator in vatious schools of Rishikesh as well all over the country.
Yoga and Naturopathy
After completing his higher studies, he started his search for the right direction which ended with the science of yoga. Innately motivated to bring mankind closer to the natural system of healing, Rajat completed a diploma in yoga and naturopathy in the same year.Read More
Rajat has completed his yoga teacher training course and has a total experience of 2 years in teaching yoga. Presently, he is working with Rishikul Yogshala as a yoga teacher.
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Yoga Anatomy, Pranayama, Yoga Props, Multi-Style Yoga
An expert in his field holding an experience of more than three years, Lalit Godiyal is a young yogi who dedicated his life to this ancient science. Apart from a 500-hour YTT in Yoga therapy, he is also a diploma holder in yoga training. A well-versed instructor, Lalit’s teaching includes personalized guidance that helps students to push their edges. He teaches basic open and flow classes, Multi-style yoga, gives knowledge of yoga props and importance of their usage, breath control techniques, and guides students to modify poses, challenging them while avoiding any anatomical problem.
Pranayama, Mudra & Bandra,, Yogic Cleansing Kriyas & Various Hatha Yoga Asana
Yogi Jishun is a born learner of yoga. He lives in yogic science and also teaches it. He is experienced in hatha yoga and he is transforming many people’s lives daily through his techniques and practices. He is skilled in other techniques such as Customized meditation techniques, Mudra & Bandra, Yogic cleansing kriyas& various Hatha yoga asana. He has been a yoga instructor in many international yoga schools such as Namaste Ayurveda Clinic, Varkala, Kerala and Sivananda yoga academy, Nayyardam, Kerala.Read More
He conducted various yoga sessions in these schools and achieved the best employee of the month reward. He has an enduring life of travel and culture in the field of yoga. He has great work experience and that's why he is considered among the best employees of our school. The great motto in his life is to learn and achieve something daily. This helps him to stay productive and learn in the field of yoga.
Saam John Chandy
Meditation and Astro Vastu.
Yogi Saam had a long life career in the field of hospitality. He has an enduring love for travelling, culture and adventure in his life. He has a very positive attitude towards life. He has every possible characteristic to make him the most popular and best yogic teacher. He is trained in yoga, meditation and Astro Vastu. While teaching he has also travelled the world and tried to spread his words. He has done many workshops, lectures, and training.Read More
Now he is currently teaching in Rishikul Yogashala. He is among the popular International yogis and got his certification under the ministry of Ayush. He is much trained in his specified fields as he is a meditation practitioner since 2007 and a student of yoga since 2009. He is also an Astro Vastu consultant since 2020. He has great knowledge of philosophy, psychology and Ayurveda. He believes in the understanding of practice and experience. He initiates and motivates his students in mindfulness practice and releases the happening in the doing of practice.
Pranayam & Ashtanga,
Shilpa C is a professional yoga teacher with great experience. She teaches various yoga forms such as Pranayam, Ashtanga, Embodied Movement and Alignment. She has tremendous popularity in school due to her great teachings and teaching a huge batch of students. She also takes online classes for her online students. She teaches in a way that every Yoga student understands. She is a yoga teacher of wellness sutra too.Read More
She persuaded MA in yoga from Uttarakhand open university. She did her post-graduation in MSc IT from Punjab university. She has gained extensive training in graphics design. She did her post-graduation and boards also from Punjab. She is skilled in Pranayam, Anatomy Alignment, Fascia release, Wetter Trainer and Yoga Sadhana.
She is a good yoga instructor and also skilled in hotel management. She has an experience in professional work and in a driven environment where she can utilize her skills and can get the best out of them. She obtained her higher secondary education from English medium girl’s high school.Read More
She did her Yoga training course Neyyardam Thiruvananthapuram. She has great skills in leadership and she has participated in various summer programs and seminars where she learned how to be a better teacher. She has strong communication skills with her students and can use time and space very wisely. She has been a yoga instructor in many famous schools such as Sivananda yoga vedanta danwantari ashram Neyyardam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala and Patanjali institute of yoga and therapy Kottayam, Kerala.
Chaitra Jawali C
Vyasa Yoga & Ashtanga,
She is a traditional yoga teacher and knows many methods of teacher training courses. She did his post graduation diploma in yoga from S-Vyasa yoga, University Bangalore. She is also mental health yoga therapist and also a senior Yoga therapist since 2 Nov 2016. She has served over 10000 plus clients over her journey of teaching. She has 200 hrs experience in children’s yoga classes and 2000 plus hours of experience in parental yoga.Read More
She has conducted many diabetes camps organised by Vyasa University, such as the Stop diabetes movement. She is also a motivational speaker and has the skills to motivate his students to perform and learn yoga. She is trained in systematically stress management techniques which are very helpful for today’s generations. She is presently the yoga guru in S- Vyasa yoga school in Bangalore and conducting 2nd batch of teachers' training courses. She is considered our best yoga teacher and recommended by many students and practitioners.
Yogi Ashish Ji C
Yogi Ashish Ji is the field of yoga science since 2011. He provides training to people and cures the problems very easily. He has taught more than 3000 students from European and South Asian countries. Training and teaching yoga is his passion and he wants to spread his knowledge to people from all around the world and in different places.Read More
He studied yoga at Nagpur University. He is a trying inspiration to many youths. He aims to make the world beautiful with yoga.