Being a Student at Rishikul Yogshala: Some Serious Yoga and Living Life to the Fullest

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By Rishikul Yogshala

February 16, 2017

Only recently Rishikul Yogshala has come to the rank of the most positively reviewed yoga school in India on TripAdvisor. The testimonials to the school are signed with love and gratitude for the splendid times they got to spend in training, not just physically but on so many levels of mental and spiritual upliftment. Student life in Rishikul Yogshala is made memorable with great yoga, exploring the wonder that is India, assuring guidance from a loving and compassionate teaching staff, exhilarating outdoor activities, and lots and lots of valuable human connection.

Let’s take a closer look at what life in Rishikul Yogshala would mean:

Assistance for You to Acclimatize

Coming to India for the first time from the West can be a great culture shock for many. Getting used to the confusing and often disturbing sights and sounds of this populous country that is home to diverse cultures can be rather difficult in the first phase. To ease the possible stress and negativity that might arise from a sense of alienation in a strange land, Rishikul Yogshala is always on the ready to assist their visitors at every step. You can count on the administration to seek help in anything from the moment you arrive. Airport transfer facility, help with luggage, laundry, room cleaning, specific preference in food, help with travel plans in and around the city—you only have to name it!

An Idyllic Yogic Home


The accommodation for students at Rishikesh is in a scenic spot facing the green forested hills spread out as far as the eye could see. Tucked away from the main city, this region is home to a village community. Here, life is uncomplicated and shorn off mindless luxury. Espousal of the key yoga values like non-violence, simplicity, and community love is embedded in the lived experience here. Amidst this idyllic scene, Rishikul Yogshala is the home where your heart will find peace.

Bringing You a Taste of India


For those who find joy in cooking and exploring exotic flavors, the stay at Rishikul Yogshala will have an extra allure. An amazing kitchen staff, skilled at preparing the best famed Indian dishes will dish up something new every day. The food mantra here remains in consonance with yogic ideas—simplicity is bliss. Also, Ayurvedic culinary principles of preserving food value and preparation of nourishing dishes remains central to their cooking style. Simple meals of daal-chawal or soup of pulses with rice, roti or Indian flat bread with vegetable mishmashes made here by the Rishikul chefs have all the magic to bring a smile to the faces of the hungry yogis.

Interactive Classes and Approachable Teachers


The instructors at the Yogshala are hand-picked for their mastery of yoga skills and obedience to its primary ethics. In addition, these instructors come with veritable training in “teaching methodology”. The classes are designed carefully to ensure systematic education and the teachers are mindful to convey their messages with clarity to each individual learner. The classes are ideally interactive and the students are encouraged to ask as many questions as they can. Knowledge through sharing of personal insights and experience is exemplary in these sessions. Just as the school’s student testimonials suggest, nobody is ever made to feel like a misfit in the realm of Rishikul Yogshala. The classes never fail to be warm and accommodating to all.

Infusing a Lot of Fun


Experienced ones know that yoga, or anything for that matter, can get quite boring if overdone and without interval. Careful of providing students with much needed respite, the organizers of Rishikul have punctuated the curriculum of yoga education with recreational activities. Adventure water sports, trips to local attraction, ritual and religious celebrations, talent shows, and any idea of such refreshing fun is made to materialize at Rishikul Yogshala.

Be a part of the wonderful Rishikul Yogshala family and you will never cease to be a child at heart!

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