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Welcome to Ganga Yogshala
Registered Yoga School by Yoga Alliance

Yoga is an art and the knowledge of every art is incomplete without proper training. At Ganga Yogshala, we offer you with the best yoga teacher training courses. Our aim is not only to make you certified in yoga but we thrive to provide all our yoga students the ultimate peace of mind. There is power in spirituality. We have the best Yog Gurus from all around the world assembled in the capital of Yoga. Our beautiful family is incomplete without the spiritual guides. The Yog Gurus make sure that each student performs the asanas properly and also take care that each student remains motivated all the time.

A Guru is needed at all phases of the lives. The Yog Gurus are not only the yoga trainers but also spiritual healers. They help you in getting rid of all the negative thoughts or experiences of your past life. Our way of training you solely depends on the yogic aspects and natural methods. We make sure that you stay connected to the Mother Nature all the time. Our teachers make you understand the importance of performing yoga in the natural surroundings.

Some sessions may be challenging for the beginners but unless you push your limits you won’t gain the right experiences. Rishikesh is the World Capital of Yoga and our yoga teachers have been practicing yoga in this city for years. They guide you with their expertise and experience. Our teaching style is very friendly and we keep our students engaged in our classroom practices. We conduct regular test sessions so as to test the skills of the yoga students. The Yog Gurus at Ganga Yogshala are all certified, trained, and expert in all kinds of yoga practices. Join our yoga teacher training courses and learn from our yoga experts.

Meet Our Teachers

Guru is a mentor to the students and our Yoga Gurus are friendly as well as highly professional mentors.


Yogi Abhishek Pokhriyal

Founder / Hatha Yoga Teacher / Iyenger Practitioners

Abhishek Pokhriyal, the founder of Ganga Yogshala is greatly attached to spirituality & holistic practices. He was born in the sacred city of Rishikesh, India. The city, also known as "World Capital of Yoga".

Abhishek Ji achieved a great fame in the field of yoga and for this, he is very thankful to his yoga masters; Rudra Dev & Gowda (Iyengar Yoga Teacher) and Raju Batra. He has achieved his MA Yoga Degree from Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya Haridwar. Moreover, he did his yoga course from Kaivalyadhama Maharashtra. Presently, he has been spreading his immense yogic knowledge to students by teaching hatha yoga and Iyengar yoga in Rishikesh and giving yoga workshop in India many parts of China, Hong Kong, Thailand. He is known for his teaching style, alignment and motivational speeches.

Yoga Teacher

Rajat Sengupta

Experience in preventive yoga

I was introduced to the world of yoga 8 years ago after a decade of suffering and pain due to a rare auto-immune disorder, medically known as Ankylosing spondylites.

With each passing year I am being pulled into a lifelong disability at a rapid speed. I realised the universe has its own way of leading us closer to our goal in life when I started practicing Iyengar Yoga in the year 2011. I was lucky to have the best yogic gurus of the world, at Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute, to teach me the intricacies of healing through therapeutic yoga. As I received the benefits of therapeutic yoga after experiencing a tremendous change in my condition, I decided to share my knowledge with the world and heal those that are suffering the way I did for many years.Therapeutic Yoga not only helped me in my condition but also showed me a path of healing through the unconventional methods of Yoga.Presently I am teaching preventive yoga and injury recovery at Ganga Yogshala, Rishikesh. I have successfully helped my students recover from their injuries and in bringing hope back into their heart after years of pain and suffering..


Sanjeev Dutta

Anatomy, Philosophy Teacher

Sanjeev Dutta aged 53 is an an an electronics engineer and a yoga teacher. His yoga journey began in earnest in 2004, Soon it became his true passion and first love. He has been a regular yoga practitioner since then, learning and practicing regularly for last 14 years. Over the years he learned yoga from some of the best teachers in different traditions like Iyengar, Ashtanga (Mysore style), Hatha, and many more. This enabled him to understand pros and cons of different modern yoga practices, practiced in India and around the world. Along with his deep study and understanding of ancient yoga scriptures and philosophies, he has evolved a system of yoga which takes yoga back to its traditional roots and practices combining it with current scientific knowledge.

He terms this system as "Samadhi through Asana". It's a system which involves progressively learning and evolving through practice and knowledge. He spent long stints of time learning yoga and yoga philosophy at the beautiful Himalayan town of Rishikesh, Mysore, and Chennai in South of India. His yoga journey has taken him to many places across India and across the world for study and teaching of yoga. Sanjeev has a long teaching experience of over 10 years. His teaching philosophy is simple, Learn, practice, experience & share. He has taught yoga in many places in India and abroad. We are pleased to have him join our team of yoga teachers at Ganga Yogshala


Ria Kuroki

Hatha Yoga Teacher

Ria Kuroki is an (E-RYT 200) Experienced Certified Yoga Teacher. She holds a strong grasp in Hatha style of yoga. She is learning yoga from 8 years and after which she studied Hatha Yoga in Rishikesh, India. She also delivers his knowledge of Hatha based Vinyasa yoga in the United Stated and has been teaching there for several years. Her class is known to be challenging but mindful. With her knowledge of ballet, yoga and a degree in psychology, one of her strengths is helping her students focus on and appreciate the link between the body and mind.

Ria uses yoga as a tool to guide her students to discover who they truly are in a very welcoming atmosphere. Ria Kuroki is a talented yogini of our yoga school in Rishikesh, India "Ganga Yogshala".

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