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About Ananda Yoga Shala

Welcome to Ananda Yoga Shala, your gateway to transformative yoga teacher training nestled in the serene and spiritual heart of Rishikesh, India. With an unwavering commitment to nurturing authentic yogic wisdom, we invite you to embark on a journey that goes beyond the asanas, leading you towards the profound depths of teaching and self-discovery.

Our Journey and Expertise

With a cumulative teaching experience that surpasses an astounding 30,000 hours, Ananda Yoga Shala stands as a beacon of knowledge and wisdom in the realm of yoga teacher training. Founded in 2015, we have guided and nurtured more than 100 batches, paving the way for our students to become enlightened practitioners and accomplished teachers.
MEET THE VISIONARY

The Founder: Master Anup Gupta

MASTER ANUP GUPTA, Founder of Ananda Yoga Shala

In the heart of Rishikesh, a spiritual luminary was born in 1982—Master Anup Gupta. From the very genesis of his existence, the path of yoga coursed through his veins, guiding him even in his earliest days. It was in 1999, within the revered walls of Shivananda Ashram, that Master Anup’s connection with yoga deepened. His initiation into this sacred science was orchestrated by none other than Shri Upendra ji—a mentor who not only bestowed wisdom but also shared an unbreakable bond of friendship. This marked the inception of his profound journey.

With a spirit of insatiable curiosity, Master Anup embarked on pilgrimages across the Himalayas, traversing mountains and valleys to glean diverse yoga insights from various masters. It was amidst these Himalayan echoes that his passions crystalized—Hatha Alignment, the Art of Adjustment, and the fluid flow of Ashtanga Vinyasa. Master Anup’s brilliance resonates not just in Rishikesh but across the globe. The allure of his expertise and the positivity he exudes have invited invitations that span continents. In 2010, he graced Russia with his teachings, followed by China and Thailand in 2011, and Kazakhstan in 2012. Since then, each passing year sees him sharing his profound wisdom in Japan and Thailand. With an unshakable belief that “Yoga is for learning not for doing,” Master Anup’s philosophy permeates every corner of Ananda Yoga Shala. His story is one of dedication, growth, and the boundless journey of knowledge—a beacon of inspiration for all who seek the transformative path of yoga.

Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh

Why Yoga in Rishikesh?
Inviting Atmosphere of Rishikesh
THE TEAM AT ANANDA YOGA SHALA

Our Yoga Teachers

Meet the Heartbeat of Ananda Yoga Shala: Our Inspiring Instructors. Our carefully curated team of seasoned yogis bring a wealth of diverse expertise, guiding you through a transformative journey that seamlessly merges ancient wisdom with modern understanding.

Master Anup Gupta

Master Anup Gupta

Founder of Ananda Yoga Shala

Starting his yoga journey in 1999, he honed his expertise across the Himalayas, specializing in Hatha Alignment, Art of Adjustment, and Ashtanga Vinyasa; his teachings have spanned across the globe, inspiring students from Russia to Japan.

Manisha Gupta

Manisha Gupta

Pranayama Teacher

Ambitious MBA graduate turned devoted yogini, she found her path in Rishikesh through her lifelong energy, positivity, and love for Shiva, becoming a dedicated instructor in Pranayama at Ananda Yoga Shala with a passion for perfection.

Yogi Ram Ji

Yogi Ram Ji

Yoga Teacher

With a family tradition steeped in Ayurveda and Yoga, he started yoga at a young age, absorbing wisdom from his grandfather. He has two decades of teaching experience in Rishikesh and guiding students around the world.

Swami Shivabhrahmanada Ji

Swami Shivabhrahmanada Ji

Yoga Philosophy Teacher

A devoted Sanyasi who renounced the world at 19 to master spiritual wisdom. Well-versed in Vedanta, Yoga Sutras, and Gita, he underwent penance by the Narmada and completed a Vedanta course in Rishikesh. He established Students’ Homes in remote areas, and teaches Yoga Philosophy in Rishikesh.

Yogi Harmindra Ji

Yogi Harmindra Ji

Yoga Teacher

Yogi Harmindra Singh, a dedicated 500 RYT with a Masters in Yoga from Dev Sanskriti University, brings over 6 years of teaching experience, specializing in Yoga Therapy, Anatomy, and Physiology. With a lifelong connection to yoga and a fascination for the body's intricacies, he's committed to sharing his wisdom with aspiring practitioners.

Burcu Tunca

Burcu Tunca

Guest Teacher from Turkey

A passionate yogi who has explored various yoga styles during her journeys to India and Turkey, accumulating vast knowledge in practices ranging from Iyengar to Ashtanga Yoga. With a background in Sociology, her inquisitiveness about the human mind led her to organizing trainings and guiding students through transformative journeys.

 Huang Qiu Xia (Chelsia)

Huang Qiu Xia (Chelsia)

Guest Teacher from China

Her strength lies in her personal practice which is inspirational and motivates each student to achieve better. In spite of all odds and challenges in life she continues her practice. She teaches a blend of styles i.e. Hatha Yoga, Hatha Vinyasa, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Pranayama etc.

Thanyarat Haritphisut

Thanyarat Haritphisut

Guest Teacher from Thailand

With over 7 years of experience and holding notable qualifications (E-RYT500, RPYP, RCYT, YACEP), along with membership in The International Association Yoga Therapists, Than specializes in Yoga Anatomy, Yoga Nidra, Prenatal Yoga, Kid Yoga, Ayurveda, and Meditation.

Nikunj Aaroa

Nikunj Aaroa

Yoga phillophay Teacher

He embarked on a spiritual journey 15 years ago by joining The Divine Life Society. He is a Yoga Alliance certified E-RYT 500 teacher. Yoga is an integral part of his life, and he possesses deep knowledge of Yogic Philosophy and meditation, imparting his classes with a warm and sincere energy.

Mussarat Pongsawang

Mussarat Pongsawang

Sound Healing Teacher and Tibetan Sound Therapist

Mussarat Pongsawang, originating from Thailand, is a dedicated Sound Healer and holistic wellness advocate. With expertise in sound therapy, crystal bowl sound baths, and Tibetan healing techniques, Mussarat guides individuals towards inner harmony and overall wellness through compassionate and holistic practices.

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