Yoga is a way of life, a union of one’s self with the higher self.
Vinyasa litereally (and only) means movement. There are external movements of body and internal movements of breath and when linking these movements together (inhale up, exhale down etc.) the movements of concioueness may be harnessed. this facilitates the upward movement of the three bandha. Movement is a universal aspect of nature and occurs on many levels simultaneously.
“O yogi, do not do asana (posture) without vinyasa” - RisiVamana.
The vinyasa in the traditional practice are variations on the theme of ‘Suryanamaskara’. It is from this foundation that all other movements flow. The salute to the ‘Sun’ begins from samastithi (equal upright position). The practice of vinyasa means to come back to this equilibrium from each posture (or after the second side of a posture that has left or right) whether Standing, Sitting, Lying or Inverted. The equilibrium ofsamastithi implies both physical and mental balance.
Vinyasa flow yoga is a style of yoga that concentrates on dynamic connecting postures that then create a flow between the more traditional poses. Through breath, the movement of the postures that are always done and are shared with special breathing called ‘Ujjayi breathing’ and the time of posture is held can be determined. The purpose of this style of yoga is to create heat within the body which then leads to sweating and ultimately purification of the body. Vinyasa flow can improve flexibility and strength with a reduced risk of injury.
“Doing a shorter practice and doing it well (with awareness ) is far beneficial than doing a longer practice badly (with an over achieving mind-set).“
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I'm so grateful that I found this school. Everybody takes care of you and want that you have a good time. Small groups and the teachers are great! The food ist very delicious! The hotel staff is also very helpful and friendly. And the most beautiful thing is that everyone is on the same level and it is not like in school. It is like family. Everybody share the knowledge and give it to you. Thank you for everything!
Vinyasa Yogashala was recommended to me by a friend and I’m so pleased I decided to go to this school. The teachers are incredibly kind and patient when teaching to ensure you get a full understanding, the yoga classes are dynamic but leave you feeling amazing after and you learn so much during them. The school has a lovely laid back feel and everyone from the manager to the cooks and cleaning staff are welcoming and sociable. And last but not least, the location is wonderful, with beautiful views and close to lots of lovely stores and the river, it’s perfect! Thanks again Vinyasa Yogashala!
Truly was all I could have hoped for out of the experience. The environment, the wonderful teachers, the fellow students, the challenges and the wins have given me memories I won't forget. Vinyasa Yoga Shala has opened my eyes to depth of the yogic practice. Thank you.
For anyone wanting to become a yoga instructor or simply interested in the yogic lifestyle, this is an amazing place to learn and create unforgettable memories. The teachers are super motivated and passionated within their field, each of them with their own loving personality. They'll strive to teach you their experiences, and open your mind to a more peaceful way of living. Yoga is not (only) about the positions and becoming flexible, it's a lifestyle that will make you understand your real self, our body and the unity we are all a part of. Helping you to show gratitude toward the life we are giving. Thank you for an amazing stay, I'll miss you all
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!
We arrange, for students without a direct flight to Dehradun, their transportation from Delhi. If a student wishes to arrive by taxi/cab arranged by them, we send a Google map location and stay in contact with them till they reach Vinyasa yogashala safely.
Our Vinyasa Yogashala library is well stocked with beautiful books that are meant to assist you in learning more. This helps you deepen your practice. We have various books on Asanas, Pranyama, Meditation, Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Anatomy, Mantra, and also a few novels and much more by well-known spiritual gurus, scholars and writers.
This course also allows you to enjoy one full day and one half day off each week to visit the many local attractions. You can go white water rafting in the Ganges, enjoy a trip to the beautiful Himalayan Mountains.
Did you know? It is said that a single dip in the Ganges cleanses your soul of all sins.
At Vinyasa Yoga Shala we provide a balanced diet of Satvik and Rajsik food, which help you attain the balance within the body and mind. We serve three nutritious vegetarian meals of fresh and seasonal ingredients from Rishikesh. We invest a lot of thought, care, and (of course) love into your food to ensure that you will feel re-energized, hydrated, and strenghtened throughout the day.
We believe that a peaceful and hygienic environment is important for learning. Hence, all the rooms at Vinyasa Yogashala are bright, spacious and equipped with modern facilities like Wi-Fi and hot showers.
Fresh and organic vegetarian food is served three times a day along with ayurvedic drinks. The wholesome food, daily Yoga routine, presence of the powerful Himalayan Mountains and Ganges River and the companionship of your classmates all help you to form a discipline that won’t just make you the Best Yoga Teacher, but also bring you closer to spiritual satisfaction.
Did you know? According to Ayurveda, what you eat, the places you live, and even the colours you are attracted to play an important role in your health.
Our Reception is hosted by Rahul ji, who ensures that you feel comfortable during your entire stay with us, a 24/7 security camera monitoring system ensures your safety. If at all you require any kind of information regarding the Rishikesh market, places to visit or even some basic medicines, Rahul and we are happy to help you!