Vinyasa Yogashala's Founder

About Founder Of Vinyasa Yogashala

His Philosophy on yoga teaches us beyond just physical well-being; it is more about unlocking the power of our subconscious mind.   It is an exploration of our inner self that seeks to bring us closer to understanding our true nature. He states,  “Yoga creates a rhythm between mind and body that leads to an understanding of our true self”.

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Guru Ji has dedicated his life to the practice of yoga and its philosophy, combining ancient teachings with modern-day techniques and tools to create an inclusive environment for all.

You are the greatest form of energy & that energy travels through several mediums (situations) before it takes the shape of your desired reality. No matter how difficult life is, you have the power to create your own destiny. Yoga is one way to achieve your desired reality as it taps into the source of your own inner power & awakens the yogi in you.

“Vesh, bhusha, aur bol se pare hai ek yogi, yogi ki asli pehchaan uski shakti se hoti hai. 

Meaning: A yogi is beyond his looks and overall appearance since the real identity of a yogi comes from his power.”

Guru Ashish Ji
Founder of Vinyasa Yogshala, Rishikesh

Awards & Honours

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Uttarakhand State Yoga Association Championship Award 2012

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Yoga Association Championship Award 2013

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World Federation of Yoga & Culture Award 2015

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International Yoga Championship Award

4 Tatva of Guru Ji’s Philosophy

Thought (Vichaar)

Guru Ashish Ji believes that he must have laid the foundation of Vinyasa Yogshala, but it is not his alone. Rather, he believes that everyone who walks through the door of Vinyasa Yogashala has a part to play in creating a community and family – for him, this feeling of belonging is just as important as the physical practice itself. He welcomes questions, encourages dialogue and fosters an atmosphere of openness and acceptance.

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Passion (Junoon)

Guru Ji's passion for sharing yoga with others radiates through him. He is passionate about providing a safe and supportive learning environment for students and has developed an extensive syllabus to help his students develop their practice according to their own individual needs, abilities, and goals. He is filled with energy and enthusiasm, which is sure to leave you feeling inspired and motivated once you meet him or attend his passion-driven classes.

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Ashish Ji's Philosophy

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Dedication (Lagan)

He dedicated his early childhood to practicing yoga in the mighty mountains of Rishikesh and became the most renowned & youngest child to get certified as a yoga trainer. He has been teaching yoga for more than 20 years and is considered one of the most experienced teachers in India. Guru Ashish Ji has trained many students from different backgrounds, countries, ages, and physical capabilities. His mission is to make every student feel comfortable and relaxed during their practice. Guru Ashish Ji shares his wisdom with love and kindness and aspires to inspire every individual through his yogic capabilities.

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Karma (Karm)

Since he discovered yoga as his karma from an early age in his life, his mission to spread the knowledge and awareness of yoga around the world has been unstoppable. His intent for teaching yoga is not only to awaken people's spiritual connection but also to help them build physical strength and emotional resilience. Guru Ji teaches his students that yoga is more than physical postures but rather a lifestyle that can be carried off the mat. He also believes that in order to reach spiritual enlightenment through yoga, one must first understand their inner self and strive for personal growth.

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About his Journey: A Boy who turned into a Yog Guru

  • 5 Year Old
    He was only 5 when he started to receive Yog Shiksha (teachings) in the holy Himalayas.
  • 8 Year Old
    At 8, he started to position himself amongst the greatest yoga gurus. He even learnt to master some of the most challenging yoga postures and poses.
  • 11 Year Old
    When he turned 11, he participated in yoga championships and no wonder, he won almost all those and established himself as one of the youngest yoga teachers.
  • 16 Year Old
    He was 16 when he decided to open his yoga school in Rishikesh and pass on the knowledge and wisdom he has gained throughout these years.
  • 16+ Year Old
    But due to lack of resources, he wasn’t able to open one during that time but his dedication made him teach yoga from his home. He didn’t give up on his dream.
  • 19 Year Old
    Although he started from a small place in Rishikesh, he taught more than 1000 students before turning 19.
  • 21 Year Old
    Fast-forward, at 21, he opened Vinyasa Yoga School and today the school welcomes students from across the world with best yoga practices, top-class amenities, facilities and everything a student needs to nurture in their yoga journey.

Message and Invitation From Ashish Ji

Guru Ji’s Message to you

Every individual carries a purpose in his mind before stepping into this journey of discovering a lifestyle inspired by yoga. But there are times when one doesn’t have any purpose but feels that yoga is the ultimate way to escape the chaos created. I have always advised my students that do not learn yoga for just learning the poses and the postures, rather, learn it to make their life better and through yours, make other's life better. It takes a while to love yoga but it takes years for someone to know yoga. Yoga is a form of art that teaches you the greatest lessons of life. You do yoga, you do life. 

I have seen miracles happening through it, I have seen people adapting to the highest forms of patience with it and I have seen impossible transformations, honestly, yoga has so much to offer, only if you are ready to receive. So, what are your thoughts and how do you seek yoga in your life? I am willing to know and I am willing to understand your purpose of choosing yoga in life. 

Vinyasa Yogashala is just a place where thousands of students find meaning in their lives and they further guide others and that’s what Vinyasa Yogashala is all about. 

BECOME A MEDIUM OF CHANGE THROUGH YOGA. 

BECOME A SOURCE OF TRANSFORMATION 

BECOME AN INTENT THAT MOTIVATES OTHERS TO LEAD A HEALTHY LIFE

If you are at Vinyasa Yogashala, you are connecting with the world through the teachings received here, so you are not learning for yourself but for the world.

See you at the session, be on time :)

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Tiffany Kooner

When it comes to Yoga, any place that manages to touch you internally , be it mental or emotional , is a good place to learn and to be grateful for and Vinyasa Yogashala is 1 such place. The people of this place, who manage it, run it & teach here- they are a family and they make you their family by the love & responsibility they share for their students. I'm someone who has done multiple TTCs and yet I was able to learn so much more especially from the Asana classes that are really good, technical & detailed. The excursions that they took us on are going to stay with us forever. The extra activities like sound healing and Kirtan were amazing experiences that were healing on so many different levels. We'll forever be grateful to Ashish ji, Tanu ji, Vinay ji, Rahul ji, Vikas ji, Shivam ji, Deepak, Prithvi, Arushi and the staff for their kindness and support.

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Shanti Liga

I always wanted to do a Yoga teacher training course while I was teaching English abroad. My mum introduced me to the wonderful practice of yoga 10 years ago when I was 24 years old. No matter where I am in the world or whatever challenges I face, Yoga has always been my grounding practice. 18 months postpartum, after the birth of my miracle baby boy, I was searching for yoga courses and I gratefully came across the course by Vinyasa Yogashala. The content by Vinyasa Yogashala is extremely well spaced out, it is so helpful being a busy mum and I would look forward to my time every day when I would be able to practice an learn. The course is affordable and the guru’s have put through so much knowledge in helping us grow. It’s been a massive transformative journey with understanding myself and every aspect of Yoga. This course is highly recommended and if you have no intention of teaching yoga do this course for yourself. You will gain so much depth and a massive spiritual awakening that is life changing.

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Riya Singh

Just finished the 200H TTC and I am so grateful I choose this school. The teachers were amazing so knowledgeable and helpful. Throughout the course they would answer any question, go over and beyond to help me understand about asanas, yoga philosophy, anatomy, pranayama, meditation and offer their support whenever I needed to. I came here having experience of 3 years doing yoga and even in the first day I was blown away by how much I actually didn't know and how much more knowledge I could get out of this course. The facilities of the school were amazing, the food provided was always super tasty and made with so much care. And most importantly the psychological support and positive reinforcement I got from Ashish, Tanu and all the teachers really made me feel like I was part of their yoga family. If you are looking for not just a yoga class but a life changing experience you should book this school without a second thought.

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Soumya

Following the online teacher training. The course is really clear and thorough, very profound. The teachers are very experienced en explain everything very good. It's a very complete course, not only the basics are covered, but they give you so many tips and advice for when you're teaching your own classes. You can ask anything at anytime, always a quick respons. Everyone is so helpful and understanding. I would recommend this course to everyone who wants to take their yoga to a deeper level! I can't wait to follow their courses on location!

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Monica

I'm doing the 200 hours yoga teaching training course and I have been discovering that yoga is a lot more than I thought. It has been a rewarding and enchanting experience. All the teachers instruct very well and are so dedicated to what they do. I recommend the online course for people who can manage their own time, for you can study whenever you want, but there is a necessity to separate a time to the readings and videos, for in the course there is a lot of content, which I'm in love with.

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Megan

A life changing experience to live. Teachers are amazing, highly professional and knowledgeable. If you are planning to create a discipline in your life with yoga, this is the place to be. The food is fully vegetarian and healthy with variety of meals. The institute is run by a family so you feel that in every step of your journey in the course, you have someone to take care of you. The accommodation is clean, hygienic and the cleaning service happens everyday, laundry service is also there in case you need.

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Geneva Gray

Namaste 🙏 I've completed my 200 hours teacher training course at Vinyasa Yogashala. To begin with, searching for a good yoga institute is a daunting task. I'm super glad that I chose Vinyasa Yogashala - it is undoubtedly one of the best yoga institutes in Rishikesh. Period. I was awestruck by the sheer hardwork and sincerity by the staff and faculty to make you feel home and comfortable from day one. The teachers are really knowledgeable and are subject matter experts in their respective fields. Food was delicious and apt for yoga practice. The course was nicely balanced including theory and practicals with enough emphasis on teaching methodology. During our day offs, weekend excursions and fun events were organized, which really rejuvenated the mind and induced a sense of camaraderie among students. I would highly recommend Vinyasa Yogashala. Definitely coming back again in future for 300 hour course. Thanks! 🙂

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Abbie Howes

If your practice is feeling a bit stagnant, Vinyasa Yogashala is the perfect place to reignite your passion for yoga. With experienced instructors and an open atmosphere, this yoga school provides an environment that promotes growth and self-discovery. In addition, I noticed one amazing thing about this Yogashala: they are not only limited to teachings but also take you on tour in and around Rishikesh. The classes are challenging but accessible, allowing you to take your practice to the next level. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced yogi, Vinyasa has something for everyone. The beautiful decor and calming energy make it the perfect place to relax and unwind after a long day; even the food is delicious. You'll feel welcomed and at home when you step through the doors. With its commitment to providing high-quality instruction and creating an inclusive space, Vinyasa Yogashala is the perfect place to deepen your yoga practice. At least it was for me.

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All our teachers and gurus are experienced instructors who are well trained and well-versed in all things about yoga – ensuring that all of our graduates are fully equipped to be successful. All teachers here have a Masters in Yogic Science as well as certificates from the Yoga Alliance.

Did you know? The core teachers at Vinyasa Yogashala are international asana champions!

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FAQs - Yoga Teacher Training Rishikesh

How to become a Yoga teacher in Rishikesh?

To become a yoga teacher in Rishikesh first and foremost step is to be a trained and certified teacher from a reputed institute that is registered under the Yoga Alliance. You can also be a teacher of the school from which you have taken classes just look for the vacancy and the style they teach. If the pocket pinch suits you and you are comfortable with the style apply to the school as per vacancy and submit all the details.

What should be my course time to become a yoga teacher?

The basic time that one must dedicate to yoga before one can become a yoga teacher is 200 hours. This time is allotted for one to learn all the basic concepts. Followed if you wish you can also do a 300 and 500 hours course to enhance your skills and learn more.

Is registering with the Yoga Alliance compulsory and worthy?

Well registering with the Yoga Alliance is something of goodwill thus this is an absolute worthy task to do. Apart from that if you are someone who wants to be a Yoga teacher in the United States, Canada then registering with them is compulsory.

Yoga Alliance certificate or what is Yoga alliance certificate mean?

Yoga Alliance is just a regulatory or directory body that monitors several yoga schools and looks after their activities. This institution directory does not provide any certificate. One will get certificated from registered yoga schools itself. The task of Yoga Alliance is to monitor different schools and provide them ratings and certificated based on their workings.

How hard is Hatha Yoga?

Well, the word "hard" is very much a relative word that varies from person to person. Hatha yoga can be hard for you but for some else, this can be a very easy job to do. The journey of yoga will specifically be yours and will be a unique journey. Hatha yoga for an instance is the traditional form of yoga and can be performed y anyone with just a little practice.

What is the exact location in Rishikesh where I can practice yoga?

If you ask me personally then for me to do yoga in Rishikesh the best place is none other than the Vinyasa Yogshala. Here apart from just yoga poses and asanas you will also get several other facilities like Ayurveda retreats several other activities are also there. Apart from Vinyasa Yogshala, there are other schools and institutes as well at every corner of the city. There is no limitation of yoga schools in Rishikesh.

Average costing for yoga teacher training course in Rishikesh-

The cost of any teacher training course in Rishikesh depends upon the course that you will be chosen based upon your requirements. There are several courses which are of low budget whereas there are high budget courses as well. The costing will vary somewhere between USD1000 to USD3500. But high priced yoga center does not mean a better facility thus choose and research properly before you are enrolling yourself.

What are some of the best Yoga teacher training courses in Rishikesh?

There are plenty of courses that you can choose from in Rishikesh and every course has its benefits and advantages. The best will b according to your requirements and what you want from a particular course. But some of the amazing courses that you can find and I as a practitioner like are courses from Vinyasa Yogshala. The ethics and way of teaching that this school carries along with the design of each course is something which one has to look upon.

I am an amateur!! Can I be a Yoga teacher?

Anyone can be a yoga teacher provided he or she has all the relevant degrees and courses and certificates that are required to be a Yoga teacher. Anyone can be a teacher of any school or can also open his or her school or studio if the marketing is good. The very first thing in this process is just to take a 200-hour yoga teacher training class and get a certificate from (RYS) registered yoga school and start working as a Yoga teacher.

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