Our Yoga Teachers in Rishikesh

Accomplished Yoga Gurus At Himalayan Yoga Association In Rishikesh, India


All yoga teachers at Himalayan Yoga Association are certified accomplished yoga teachers, holding Yoga TTC & master degrees in Yoga Sciences Recognized by the government of India & Yoga alliance USA. All gurus have been teaching yoga for many years in many of our yoga schools and centers in India & around the world, their experiences as well as accomplishments on the path of yoga help them to understand their students and guiding them towards right direction.


Himanshu Ji (The Founder)

Yoga Philosphy Teacher & Meditation Teacher

A simple man, fewer needs, and an accomplished yogi is what describe Himanshu Ji. He is one of the most respected yoga gurus in India. His aim has always been to educate the people about yoga sciences. He has become an accomplished yogi after acquiring an intense yoga Sadhana. He has completed his Masters in Indian & Western Philosophy. He encourages the yoga students to explore and deepen their practice at their own pace. Since he is the founder of the leading yoga institutes in India & around the world, he ensures that his classes remain safe, energetic, and dynamic and taught with humor and integrity.

Himanshu Ji teaches Meditation, yoga philosophy ‘Teachings of Maharishi Patanjali’s yoga sutras & teachings of Bhagavad Gita.’ Besides yoga teaching, he loves to play harmonium & Dholak. He also conducts kirtan nights for yoga students so that they can also learn about the power of Indian classical music & mantra chantings. 

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Yogini Durgesh Ji

Meditation/Pranayama/Philosophy Teacher

Ms. Durgesh is known for her authentic, non-judgmental teaching style and compassion-centered philosophy. Yoga has been a part of her life for over more than 4 years. She inspires everyone to live each moment more mindfully. She is at the age of 16 started practicing yoga, especially meditation. While Seeking the answer about her life, in 2014 came contact with Vipassana since then started practicing deeply and found peace within herself and got a complete transformation in her approach to life.

Ms. Durgesh our lead teacher, is teaching Yogic philosophy, shatkarma, pranayama, Ayurveda, and Yoga therapy, also has a deeper knowledge of traditional meditation. She accomplished 500 hours TTC Course, certified from the Yoga alliance U.S.A., and Qualified for the Level two Yoga Teacher Exam of Quality Council Of India (QCI). She also completed One-year Diploma Course In Yoga Science.


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Swami Ji

Meditation/Yoga Philosophy Teacher

Swami ji is a great yogi, an ideal person and true teacher who can tell the truth, an inspiration for all of us, we are very fortunate to have his presence in the ashram that guides us to always perform the right actions, swami is a writer, scholar, highly educated, he knows the students and their expectations from life, he guides students very well by which students completes the course with no doubts.

Yogi Ankit Ji

Yogi Ankit Ji

Ashtanga / Hatha/ Alignment Teacher

Yogi Ankit chauhan was born and raised in Rishikesh, near The Himalayas and Mother Ganga. Since his childhood, he has been very athletic, active, and interested in taking in new knowledge. First, he established a stable asana practice and that has led him towards a deeper path. He did his bachelor’s and master’s degree in yogic science, he practices yoga with the best gurus in Rishikesh and also practiced in Mysore, the capital of Ashtanga yoga. also, he is a 500 hour certified yoga teacher. He has been practicing for more than 3 years and sharing his knowledge with his students in teacher training, retreats, private and drop-in classes for 3 years. His specialty area is adjustment and alignment both is Ashtanga and vinyasa yoga. He is devoted to safe and injury-free classes that help people to go deeper into their practice and discover their full potential.

Yogi Vipin Ji

Yogi Vipin Ji

Hatha/Ashtanga/Vinyasa flow Instructor

One of our finest yoga instructor Yogi Vipin is a gold medalist in international yoga championship events. He has completed his 500 Hrs Yoga TTC & masters in yoga sciences from Himalayan yoga association & HEMVATI NANDAN BAHUGUNA GARHWAL UNIVERSITY, he teaches Hatha yoga / Ashtanga vinyasa / vinyasa flow/ Alignment adjustment & teaching methodology, From last 3 years he is continuously teaching at himalayan yoga association and all it’s branches in india as well as around the world, his teachings style is very simple and authentic.



Yogi Amit Ji

Ashtanga/ Vinyasa flow/ Hatha/ Acro yoga Teacher

Yogi Amit is very well know master of Ashtanga Vinyasa/ Vinyasa flow/ Hatha/ Alignment Adjustment/ Teaching methodology, Amit has completed his 500 YTTC & master degree in yoga sciences from Himalayan Yoga Association and hemvati nandan bahuguna garhwal university, form last 2 years he is continuously teaching at Himalayan Yoga Association, students love his classes. 

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Yogi Anil Ji

Ashtanga Vinyasa, Anatomy & Physiology teacher

Anil teaches the traditional Ashtanga method, of one breath-one movement. He conducts his classes with a lot of discipline that motivates students to do their best.He lays emphasis on form, alignment and bandhas, helping students master asanas during the program. Anil holds a double masters in Political Science and Hindi.His knowledge of Sanskrit and knowledge of scriptures, Vedas, Upanishads makes him very well versed with traditional India philosophy framework. Anil Ji finished 500 hours TTC Course, certified from the Yoga alliance U.S.A. At HYA, he is the resident teacher for Ashtanga Vinyasa and Anatomy. He strongly believes Yoga has the power to transform a person, and change mindsets.

Yogi Rahul Ji

Yogi Rahul Ji

Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow, Alignment & Anatomy

Yogi Rahul is an excellent teacher of Hatha, Ashtanga, vinyasa flow, alignment, anatomy in Rishikesh at Himalayan yoga association, Yoga has been a part of his life for over 3 years, and his practice has helped him grow stronger, more flexible, and fearless, both on and off the mat. Yoga inspires him to live each moment more mindfully, he has completed his masters in yoga sciences as well as Yoga TTC from Himalayan Yoga association & Hemvati nandan bahuguna garhwal university. 

He loves to combine creative sequencing, a spirit of playfulness, and a dose of inspiration to help you deepen your practice. He seeks to help others thrive in life by nurturing body, mind, and soul with yoga, and his hope is that when you step off the mat feeling refreshed. 

Vishnu Raj Ji Yoga Teacher Rishikesh

Yogi Vishnuraj Ji

Philosophy & Meditation Teacher

Yogi vishnu raj is a philosophy & meditation teacher in Himalayan yoga association in rishikesh, India, as he is practicing yoga since childhood he loves to share these ancient yogic teachings with everyone, a very disciplined being at the same time very fun loving, he holds master degree in yoga sciences from haridwar yoga university in India, he has been teaching for a long time in India as well as in other parts of the world, students love his philosophy & Meditation classes. 


Yogi Pankaj Ji

Yoga Therapy

Yogi Pankaj is a yoga therapy teacher in HYA, pankaj has done Masters in yoga sciences from one of the very prestigious yoga university of India ( dev sanskrity haridwar university) he also done many other yoga courses and teaching yoga for 3 years in rishikesh at HYA, his behaviour and style of teachings are very simple that it can be understood easily, students love his presence as well as teaching.

Yogi Saurabh Ji

Yogi Saurabh Ji

Ashtanga /Vinyasa Flow

Yogi Saurabh has been practicing yoga for 4 years, yoga has changes his life, it has given him true peace of mind through meditation, For him, yoga is about the balance between strength and flexibility, exertion, and releasing. So, his classes combine both strength and mobility work in a dynamic, Vinyasa Flow style. Expect to move, sweat, and breathe. He has completed a master’s in yoga from Hemvati nandan bahuguna garhwal universityand 500 ERYT from Himalayan Yoga Association.

Yogini Sauyma Ji

Yogini Saumya Ji

Yoga Meditation & Philosophy

Born and brought up in Delhi, Yogini Saumya started her spiritual journey at the age of 20. Despite having been introduced to various meditation practices before, it was in college that she got initiated in the practice of Vipassana meditation.

After completing her undergraduate, she worked in the corporate sector for about one year, only to realize that her calling in life was different. So, with the unconditional support of her Father and Sister, she left her job. She traveled for 6 months trying to understand and explore herself and the meaning of life. In January 2019, she began her Yoga journey. Her Guru gave her the strength and motivation to continue on this path. While pursuing her degree in Yoga sciences, she started taking classes. She has been teaching ever since.

Being in Vipassana meditation for more than 4 years lead her to the realization that she always wanted to become a medium to pass down Yoga and specifically the art of meditation. She strongly believes that mediation has the strength to beautifully transform a person into who they are meant to be.