Our Team

Our Team

kamal

Yogi Kamal - Founder of Rishikesh Yoga Valley

  • Hatha and Iyengar Yoga
  • Alignment and Adjustment
Growing up in a mountain village near the holy city of Rishikesh, India, I got access to the ancient Yoga tradition from a very young age on. Starting with living in Jai Ram Ashram for 6 months where I got certificated in traditional Hatha Yoga. Motivated and inspired to learn more I attended a 200 hours Teacher Training for multi-style Yoga certificated from Yoga Alliance.
Further I was blessed to get trained in my everyday practice from Ravi Ji in Hatha Yoga and Pravin Nair in Iyengar style for several years.
Finally I just finished my study at Uttarakhand Open University in MA Yoga (Master of Yoga).
Convinced that YOGA is for Everyone it is my vision to spread the knowledge, wisdom and methods of the traditional Yoga styles and make it accessible and exciting to learn for people worldwide.
Whether you are just starting your yoga practice or you are an experienced student, I can assure you that this journey of Yoga learning will be fun and very rewarding for your body, mind and spirit!
With an holistic approach you will learn more than you ever thought possible about your own body and mind as well as the possibilities of your practice.
julia

Julia - Program Manager of Rishikesh Yoga Valley

  • Founder of Ethno Yoga Program
  • Soulcreation.Yoga.
  • Sivananda Yoga
I found Yoga while I was studying Ethnology and it immediately ‘got’ me, so that I not only started to practice mostly traditional Hatha Yoga and Sivananda Yoga regularly, yet also focused on its ancient wisdom and concepts in a scientific and theoretical way within my study.
After studying I attained a 200 hours Teacher Training focusing on traditional Hatha Yoga and Sivananda Yoga in an Eco Ashram in the South of India. Since that I am teaching in India, Thailand and Italy and deepening my knowledge, understanding and practice in joining workshops, trainings and individual coaching classes.
Studying Ethnology and Yoga, travelling in Asia for many years, living mostly within beautiful local communities, as well as exploring and expressing my creativity with drawing and painting has brought me close to Mother Nature and my Inner Self and has let me realize, that a Nature aligned life is the only way for a happy, fulfilled and responsible way of living.
Yoga and Ethnology taught me about Life itself, about living WITH our Inner and Outer Nature.
That is why I created Soulcreation.YOGA and the Ethno Yoga Program and what my motivation is all about … to raise the awareness of the importance and beauty of a sustainable, peaceful and joyous life and to support others going the way towards it.
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Yogi Simon

  • Yogic Philosophy and Science
  • Ayurveda and Yogic Diet
Since childhood, my personal interest was to know the truth about “The Universe”, "The supreme power” and Nature itself. I had a constant whole hearted desire to study thoroughly the ancient Indian Scriptures like VedasUpnishedasPuranas and many other holy writings, as scriptures provide us knowledge.
On 10th August 1988 I arrived in Rishikesh for spiritual study. At that time I was working in a multinational company as an assistant manager in Delhi with a very attractive salary package. My intention was to complete the spiritual study which was only for one year and then return to Delhi to rejoin my profession. After one year I could not go back and it has been now over 30 years since I left.
And I’m still in Rishikesh, in the foothills of the Himalayas, practicing, experiencing, teaching & still studying Spirituality and Yogic Science.
Presently, my goal is to spread the real authentic knowledge of Yoga throughout the world. In these modern times yoga and meditation are typically marketed for fitness, health and stress reduction.
Yet it would have a more profound effect if we all would understand
Yoga as a practice into Bliss and Eternal Peace.
I want to share this Truth.
Harish-Chandra

Yogi Haresh

  • Ashtanga Yoga
  • Pranayama
  • Yogic Physiology and Anatomy
I have been practicing Yoga, Meditation and its Philosophy for the last 16 years, intending to follow the spiritual path in quest of finding the real Self with the help of the ancient Indian knowledge and my own realization.
I have been following a Yogic Way of Life since my childhood and stayed at renowned spiritual places like Himalaya, Haridwar and Rishikesh where I was deeply involved in practicing Yoga and Meditation and studying Indian Philosophy. Through my Yoga Teacher Training courses in Rishikesh and my practice under renowned spiritual Gurus like Swami Veda Bharati, Swami Dayananda and Yogi Buddhi Prakashji I gained profound knowledge and understanding in theory and practice.
Yoga is the simple yet profound process of consciously directing the outward flow of energy towards the source of existence within us … to experience peace, joy and calmness and finally become capable to know the “Truth”.
In that sense I am keenly sharing my teachings with spiritual seekers and Yoga students to enrich them with the secrets of Yoga.
yogi shankar

Yogi Shankar

  • Hatha/Sivananda Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Pranayama
Born and raised in a traditional Brahmin Family in the holy city of Rishikesh, India, I was introduced to Yoga and ancient scriptures in my early childhood by my father, a Sanskrit Scholar.
When grown up I decided to pursue his studies further and travelled to the Bihar School of Yoga in Munger to complete a certificated training course.
After that I stayed at the Yoga Vedanta forest academy at Sivananda Ashram in Rishikesh to study Vedanta and surrender myself to perfect my teaching and yogic discipline under the guidance of my Guru.
Since then I am teaching Hatha/Sivananda Yoga, Meditation and Pranayama as well as Yoga Nidra and Mantra Yoga.
I am very motivated to share my knowledge with all Yoga Enthusiasts.
My goal is to support them to become calm and centered and to understand how to connect their mind, body and spirit.