Rishikesh is the world's capital of yoga and is situated by the sacred river Ganga, surrounded by majestic himalayas. With its ancient temples and holy caves, sadhus and gurus, it is the perfect place to experience daily spiritual ceremonies and rituals; it also offers the ideal environment to deepen your personal awareness and immerse yourself in yoga, on and off the mat.
Experience the beauty of holy Rishikesh and delve into a yoga and meditation retreat created exclusively for you.
Are you under stress or in need of relaxation?
Would you like to feel energized or more connected to your divine true nature? Do you wish to learn various yogic techniques to improve your daily life? Are you ready to take your practice up a notch? Would you rather meditate and sightsee? Perhaps just sit by the Ganga and watch the sun set?
Whether you are a beginner or an advanced practitioner our retreats are customizable and designed to meet your needs and schedule. You can choose among a variety of styles we offer and join any time.
Born and raised in Rishikesh, Vimal’s journey as a yogi began years ago with his studies at the Bihar School of Yoga - founded by Swami Satyananda Saraswati - and continued at the Sivananda Vedanda Academy in Rishikesh. Following his Guruji’s advice and as part of his sadhana (spiritual practice) Vimal lived alone for a year in a cave on the banks of the Ganga. Just a cloth to cover him, he bathed in and drank the sacred water from the river, eating only a potato brought to him every day. This unique life’s transforming experience has permitted him to deeply understand the real meaning of living a yogic lifestyle. For the past ten years Vimal has been teaching yoga and meditation in India and other parts of Asia to improve one’s physical health as well as one’s spiritual life. He now shares his experience through daily classes, workshops, and retreats in Rishikesh and abroad. His energetic yet approachable teachings reflect a genuine understanding of the classical path of yoga with a modern outlook. His authentic classes are spiritually charged with life changing teachings; these can be incorporated into daily routines to ultimately live a more joyful and purposeful life.
Elena is a compassionate yogini and a spiritual counselor. She holds a B.A. in creative writing and is passionate about merging her love for the traditions of Eastern Philosophies with Western practice of yoga. Elena inspires students by sharing her devotion throughout the world and offers classes, retreats, and workshops in English, Italian, and French. She believes everything is always in Divine order and that the best approach to life is to be fully present at any moment.
Find out more about Elena here: moveyourspirityoga.com
Sonali’s journey into yoga began after her B.A.C 5 years ago when she decided to take her love for the practice a step forward and become a certified yoga teacher with the Patajnali Yoga School in Haridwar, India. She has a strong knowledge for the traditional path of yoga and a powerful personal practice. Her charisma is infectious and her patience is very much appreciated by her students.
Born into a traditional Sikh family in Pujnjab, from an early age Maheshwari read and deeply absorbed the “Guru Granth Sahib”, the holy book containing the words and teachings of the 10 Sikh Gurus and other mystics. Maheshwari's deep yearning and urge to discover, directly experience, and understand her true nature led her to study from different teachers and masters. Naturally a bhakti yogini this process culminated in her meeting Shri Mooji who transmitted her the knowledge, understanding, and direct experience of bhakti yoga (yoga of devotion). Musically gifted from childhood, Maheshwari studied Indian Classical Music BA/MA. Today she performs live, teaches classical vocal, devotional vocal for kirtan, sitar, and the path of nada yoga extensively in the UK, Europe, and India.
Born in the UK Hari Das came to Rishikesh- India for the first time in 1998 and underwent intensive hatha yoga and sadhana (personal studies) including sitting 10 day silent vipassana. He has been initiated into a full range of meditation techniques including kriya yoga, mantra chanting, sound and light meditation. Hari Das teaches yoga, chanting kirtan- with harmonium, tabla or sitar – and satsang (explorations into our true nature) as different aspects of one whole, which are all directed towards the goal of yoga. Furthermore, he leads group kirtans in the UK, Europe, and India for over 20 years. Hari Das also plays tabla and some vocal work on the CD Guru Meri Puja for Mooji Sangha with his wife Maheshwari who is the main vocalist and composer of two bhajans on the CD.