Yoga Classes in Rishikesh

At Rishikul Yogshala, we understand that not everybody has the required time and scope to enroll in a month-long yoga teacher training program. Also, there are several practitioners who have acquired their essential certifications and look for something subtler – like a daily practice class. To honor these requirements, the school conducts daily yoga classes in Rishikesh for all such yoga enthusiasts who would like to come join us for a daily class.

Conducted at par with the certified courses, these yoga classes are supervised by the very own Yoga Alliance certified teachers and yoga gurus of Rishikul Yogshala. The classes are programmed keeping in mind the various levels, skills, and understanding of yoga practitioners who attend these. According to the suitability of our students, one can enroll on a daily as well as weekly basis. While most of these classes focus on specific yoga forms such as Hatha and Ashtanga Vinyasa, Rishikul Yogshala also conducts special classes to cater to those with more specific conditions – ailments such as join and back pain, psychological disorders, depression, inactive lifestyle, work-life imbalance, sleeping disorders, and other issues.

Besides conducting practical classes, Rishikul Yogshala also emphasizes on steering special classes on theoretical elements of yoga. Students seeking an in-depth awareness and knowledge of yoga can attend these classes where the subjects of learning are yoga philosophy, yoga science, meditation, yoga Nidra, pranayama, spirituality, mantra meditation and chanting, and the study of human anatomy in accordance with yoga, etc. For more fixated practice, students are encouraged in our Mysore style classes where they can benefit from a one-to-one approach even in a group setting.

Hatha Yoga in Rishikesh

Hatha, the most ancient form of yoga and the base for every other yoga form, has been practiced widely and dedicatedly in every part of the world by sages and yoga practitioners alike. This yoga form has been in existence since the very birth of yoga during the Indus – Sarasvati civilization around 5,000 years ago. The practice of Hatha yoga is not only limited to practicing asanas and perfecting postures, the study of this form also depicts that yoga is as theoretical as it is physical.

During our Hatha Yoga Practice sessions, students will get a chance to not only practice and strengthen their basics of yoga but also study Hatha yoga in written and verbal forms. The classes will focus on Hatha yoga sequence, Asana, Pranayama, mudras, Banda in Hatha yoga, cleansing procedures such as Shatkriya, detoxification, technique of Pranayama and its role in spiritual practice, and much more.

Teachers conducting these classes work with the core concepts of Hatha, meaning that they consider the lunar and solar systems of the human body and with the help of Hatha yoga techniques, they attempt to bring a balance between the mind, body, spirit.

Timings: 8:00 to 10:00 AM
Price: USD $5 per class, USD $25 per week

Ashtanga Yoga in Rishikesh

As compared to Hatha, Ashtanga is an intense form of Yoga which is practiced in flow as yogi moves from one pose to another in a stable rhythm. This style of yoga requires immense concentration, energy and focus.
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During Ashtanga Yoga classes, students practice the primary series of Ashtanga under guided supervision of our highly-experienced revered yoga gurus.Students attending Ashtanga yoga daily classes move from one definite pose to another and keep repeating and practicing the same set of postures in conjunction with breath movements, locks, and gaze. This form of yoga, also known as the eight-limbed yoga, is highly effective in weight loss, focus improvement, and stress management. .
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Students also learn to use various adjustment and alignment techniques, modifications, and use of props to get the maximum out of their daily practice. This style of Yoga is suitable for those who wish to achieve mental and physical fitness while building rhythm, flow and excellent balance in the body. It can also be practiced by those practitioners who wish to take their body to the peak of its strength, stamina and endurance.

Timings: 4:30 to 6:00 PM
Price: USD $5 per class, USD $25 per week

Yoga Philosophy

Philosophy, in layman terms, is the study of the core principles or foundation of any subject – art or science alike. Thus, to define what is yoga philosophy, one has to say that the study that lays the root steps to understanding yoga is known as yoga philosophy. Unlike what most of us believe, yoga is not just about asana, alignments, and props. Yoga philosophy defines that the study of yoga encompasses not only the physical science of practicing but also the art of balancing our mind, body, and spirit to achieve the pure state on oneness within ourselves. The philosophy of yoga is at least a few thousand years old and has been in practiceas long as the physical science itself.

We understand the importance of a strong foundation for a learner and thus, we create special daily classes and talks on yoga philosophy for those enthusiasts who want to learn yoga for more than just its physical benefits.

Timings: 11:00to 12:30 PM
Price: USD $5 per class, USD $25 per week

Meditation

Meditation is an age old Eastern practice with its equivalent in various cultures, to increase awareness by looking within and at the same time disassociating the “self” from the object. Meditation or dhyana is an integral part of the yogic upbringing—an effective way to attain peace of mind and the key to become more efficient at day to day activities. Aimed at heightening awareness and preparing the body and mind for a higher experience of the spiritual, the discipline of yoga is always accompanied with meditation to the extent a tune is inseparable from a song. The consciousness of the meditative mind is ideally all-embracing, cognitive of every passing sensation and its minutest repercussions, but without losing grasp on any of it.

Our daily meditation classes range from Yog Nidra, Chakra Cleansing, Osho meditations, Trataka, visualization, etc.The practitioners experience equanimity, peace, and joyful bliss with the help of these guided classes.

Timings: 6:30 to 7:30 PM
Price: USD $5 per class, USD $25 per week

Other Classes

Apart from the regular classes, Rishikul Yogshala also arranges special classes and innovative sessions. You can expect classes on Indian cooking, Ayurvedic cooking, special meditation, Shatkarma or cleansing classes, Chair Yoga, Laughter therapy sessions, etc. We highlight the schedule for these classes on our website and social media whenever one such session is planned; however, we are also happy to organize them for you if you need a special class for a group of 5-10 participants.

For more information, kindly call or drop by tocheck with the front desk.

Timings: Arranged on special request
Price: : USD $5 per class

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