The first and only Ashtanga yoga school in Rishikesh is none other than Tattva Yoga shala. It was senior teacher Yogi Kamal Singh who laid the foundation for this yoga school in 2007. The yoga school was a shelter for pilgrims that came to visit the holy city of Rishikesh.
In the present day, it is the home to thousands of yoga students who come from all over the world. Tattva Yoga Shala takes away your exhaustion from hours of journey and fills you with the divine energy of yoga.
With several locations near Ram Jhula, Tattva is the best place to learn and practice yoga. There is the small shala on the banks of river Ganga, the vast yoga hall at Gita Ashram, and the space at Hari Palace Tattva Yoga Residency. The Yoga Shala also has many guesthouses in the area to make you feel comfortable and at home.
Each location has a garden, village, chai stands, and ayurvedic cafe. These ensure you remain closer to nature while learning yoga. All you need to do is take a small walk from the banks of Ganga.
It is time for us to introduce you to the yoga masters.
The Yoga Teachers
Yogi Kamal Singh
One of the best Ashtanga yoga teachers in India, Yogi Kamal Singh is popular for his motivating yoga classes at the Tattva Yoga Shala. He is a native of Rishikesh. But he has traveled around the country for five years. Yogi Kamal Singh also holds many certificates from yoga organizations like Bihar School of Yoga, Sivananda, and Satyananda academy. He also possesses a master’s in Yoga from Garhwal University.
Sunil Sharma Ji
A master of Traditional and Scientific yoga from Lonavala, Sunil Sharma is Post Graduate in Psychology. He also has an international diploma in Guidance & Counseling from NCERT. His contribution to the field of yoga is unmatchable. Sunil Sharma Ji has experience as a yoga instructor under the “Promotion of yoga in schools” scheme by the Ministry of HRD, Govt. Of India.
He has also held prestigious positions like Director of Yoga Teacher Training Department in the “Yoga Summit” in Hangzhou, China. His way of yoga training with a personal touch has made him a name to reckon with in the field of yoga.
Yogi Upendra Ji
Born and raised in Rishikesh, Yogi Upendra Ji got his entry into the world of yoga through his father. He has completed a yoga training course from Bihar School of Yoga. Yogi Ji has also studied Vedanta at the Yoga Vedanta Forest Academy at Shivananda Ashram in Rishikesh.
He is apt in teaching Hatha yoga, pranayama, and yoga kriyas and Nidra. Yogi Upendra Ji has also traveled to conduct workshops in China, Germany, Kazakhstan, and Denmark.
Born and raised in the holy city of Rishikesh, Yogini Priya is a vibrant and young Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga teacher. She possesses experience of 5 years with Tattva Yoga Shala and has learned from the masters. Her classes are serious yet playful.
Tattva Yoga Shala is not like any other yoga school. The yoga teachers believe in their mission with utmost dedication and seriousness.
Tattva Yoga Shala Mission
Tattva Yoga Shala is completely dedicated to the study and practice of the ancient system of Ashtanga yoga as described in Sage Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.
Our mission is to be a true reflection of everything that yoga stands for – vibrant, meaningful, compassion, joy, spiritual and transformational. The Yoga Shala aims to help every student unlock the hidden power within using Ashtanga yoga.
The goal of Tattva Yoga Shala is to help everyone follow a safe yoga practice. Our yoga teachers ensure you develop strength, flexibility, and balance of body and mind with yoga. We have a staff committed to helping you unlock true potential using yoga.
It is time we take a look at the yoga teacher training offered by Tattva Yoga Shala.
Our Yoga Teacher Training Programs
With yoga becoming a global phenomenon, it is no wonder that there are so many yoga schools. If you want to become a professional yoga instructor, there are many yoga teacher training programs available.
What does Tattva Yoga Shala offer in terms of yoga teacher training? Let’s find out.
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
The 200 hour yoga teacher training at Tattva Yoga Shala enlightens your mind. Our in-depth yoga teacher training offers you deeper knowledge and experience of yoga. The course is open to yoga practitioners of all levels. This program runs for one month throughout the year.
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Syllabus
Surya Namaskar A & B
Tantra Yoga & more
300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
Once you are done with the 200 hour yoga teacher training, it is time to move up. Our 300 hour yoga teacher training is open to those who have done the 200 hour course. You have to possess basic familiarity with the Ashtanga yoga primary series.
300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Syllabus
History and Foundation of Yoga
Foundations of Yoga
500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
The highest and advanced yoga teacher training at Tattva Yoga Shala. It is for advanced yoga practitioners who are looking for a way to challenge themselves. If you want to advance in current yoga practice and dive deeper into this ancient art, sign up for this program.
500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Syllabus
Sirsasana A & B
Surya Bhedan Pranayama
Ashtanga yoga of Patanjali
The goal of Hatha Yoga
Concept of Kundalini
Let us now check out what else Tattva Yoga Shala offers you.
Tattva Yoga Shala Accommodation
For the duration of your stay at Tattva, you live with other students at Hari Palace Residency or a guesthouse in the Ram Jhula area.
Our accommodations have all the modern amenities to take care of your every need. Whether you choose a sharing or private room, both come with:
Private Bathroom with hot water and shower facility
Two Twin Bed
Round-the-clock Internet Access
Apart from this, the rooftop offers you a mesmerizing view of the mighty Himalayas and the holy Ganges.
Being a yogi it is important to keep note of what goes into your stomach. That is why at Tattva Yoga Shala we provide you with homemade traditional Indian food.
Every ingredient in the food is of the highest quality and sourced fresh from the local farmer’s market.
To ensure you have the optimum level of energy for yoga practice, below is what our chef’s offer:
Starting in the late morning, Brunch includes fresh and seasonal fruits. These include papaya, mango, pineapple, bananas, and apples. You also get porridge, homemade bread, nuts and butter, yogurt, honey ginger lemon tea, and much more.
In Dinner, you get a variety of Indian dishes with a bit of western touch. The dinner menu keeps changing to keep it interesting. But you do get lentils, dal, chickpeas, naan bread, chapati, tofu, salad, soup rice, and a tasty dessert.
Each of the meals is made keeping in mind that your body has felt light yet strong for yoga. Apart from this you also have one snack with tea during the day.
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Every single moment at the Tattva Yoga Shala was amazing. I learned something new every day. The yoga classes were slow-paced considering I joined the 200 hour YTT course. It was a life-changing experience.
I skeptically joined the course and was afraid that I might not connect. However, the small size of the yoga classes made everything easier for me. I learned from the basics and slowly leveled up. The teachers know what they are dealing with.
The environment was amazing. I have been practicing yoga for 3 years. Even after that, the 300 hour yoga teacher training course offered a lot of new things. I became aware of the soul of yoga. That became only possible with the best YTT course at Tattva Yoga Shala.
I had a few health issues about which I told my trainer. He was super-complaint and even paid extra attention. The ease with which the yoga teacher inculcated yoga practice into my routine was astonishing. I have been regularly practicing yoga since I got graduated from the course.
Tattva Yoga Shala is beyond expectations. The teachers are experienced and know what they are doing. It was the best yoga experience as a beginner. It is surely one of the best 200 hour yoga teacher training schools.