Yogi Ram is a Yoga Alliance Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher, and Continuing Education Provider
Yogi Ram, the founder of Himalayan Yog Ashram, was born in Rishikesh and raised in a traditional Hindu Brahmin family where he gained the knowledge of Indian traditions as a part of his life. Since he was fortunate to grow up in the company of saints and Yogis, so at a very young age, he felt a strong urge to delve deeper into the mysteries of nature and life.
The turning point that drove him towards a holistic yogic life took place in his early twenties. While he was establishing his music business, Ram realized that his ‘modern life ambitions’ were not giving him the quality of life he was looking for. He felt no peace and contentment in the modern life and so he returned to his traditional roots and underwent a long period of intense yoga Sadhana and self-study.
Yoga Master - Ayurvedic Therapist
Teju is a Yoga Alliance Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher, and Continuing Education Provider.
Teju was born in a Himalayan valley and turned towards yoga and spirituality at a very young age. He completed his Masters from the very reputable Indian Yoga University, Dev Sanskriti Vishwaridhyalaya in Haridwar. He also has a diploma in naturopathy from a reputed institute in New Delhi.
Teju has ten-years teaching experience in yoga and yoga therapy which adds immense value to the ashram. Besides India, he has served as a yoga therapist in Nigeria, Africa.
Teju is well-known for his rejuvenating hatha yoga classes, excellent asana and yoga therapy knowledge. His healing hands, warm heart and loving nature make him a much regarded Ayurvedic therapist. Despite his busy schedule, he’s always happy to offer yoga therapy as a service to others, especially those in need.
Naturopathist and Yoga Teacher
Stefania is a Yoga Alliance Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher, and Continuing Education Provider
Born in Italy, Stefania’s love for India began from her first trip in 2006. She started her studies and practice of Naturopathy in 1997 in Italy, where she later owned an herbal store. On completing her studies, she started teaching Naturopathy in different schools in Italy, and also grew interested in Ayurveda & Yoga Therapy, especially for women.
In 2002 she began her studies in Yoga and trained in traditional Hatha Yoga, Tao Yoga and Kundalini Yoga. In 2006 her life changed when she met Yogi Ram as under his mentorship, she developed an honest approach to the science and discipline of Yoga and Meditation.
She is also a disciple of Swami Hanuman Giri, who is Yogi Ram’s mentor. She has become so immersed in the yogic lifestyle and Indian culture that she has learnt Hindi and Sanskrit, in her quest to deepen research and also to better mediate between the Western and Eastern cultures.
Stefania helps with the Ashram spiritual tours, retreats and workshops in India and in Europe. Stefania also teaches yoga philosophy, energetic anatomy, and physiology to the students of the YTT at the Ashram. Read more about Stefania at www.stefaniafloreani.com
Born in the remote Himalayas, Kapil is a master in traditional Hatha Yoga Asana as he went through intense asana training with several Yoga Gurus and mentors in the Himalayas. As a disciple his energy and approach towards yoga is unique.
Master-trained in classical Hatha Yoga, Kapil is equally well-versed in multi-style yoga, along with meditation and pranayama. He is blessed, as he is a natural yoga trainer always ready to expand his knowledge about the techniques and discipline of yoga.
His teaching style is simple, flawless, and easy to understand. He has remarkable experience in conducting certified Yoga Teacher Training classes, and is popular among fellow yoga professionals. His teaching methodology is simple yet informative, which turns even the intense asana class into an easy, smooth flowing class.
Ayurveda therapist and masseur
Kiran is a qualified and experienced Ayurveda therapist and flawless masseur with knowledge of several massage techniques. She trained under several Ayurveda practitioners, and can administer intense therapies and treatments for various ailments.
She is well-versed in detoxification treatments such as Purvakarma, Pradhanakarma and Paschatkarma. She has mastery in treatments like Kashaya Dhara, Greeva Basti, Janu Basti, Kati Basti, Basti, Kizhi, Netra Tarpanam, Padabhyanga, Pizhichil, Shringara, Thalapothichil, Udvartana, and more.
“A life-changing experience”
Everything about this ashram comes from the heart. The meditations, yoga classes, Ayurvedic treatments and food are all carefully prepared so that each guest in the ashram is fully supported in their healing, learning, and inner process. I stayed for four weeks in this ashram and underwent a personal transformation I did not anticipate or expect. Over the weeks I was presented with countless opportunities to delve deep within myself and look at what I really wanted in life. I feel I have emerged from this place a much steadier, calmer, freer person who is ready to start down the path of their dreams (now I know what they are!).
"Authentic Ashram for those looking to look deeper into themselves"
I did the 2 week Ashram stay and it was a wonderful experience. This is a place for reflection and contemplation guided by Yogi Ram's useful and simple insights. I appreciated the fact that it is a very small place (5 rooms) and that the environment is very homely. The food is simple but delicious. The rooms are very comfortable. The place is very well located with beautiful surroundings, not very far from the Ganga river. I would 100% recommend for someone who is looking to dig deeper into their soul, not so much if you're looking for yoga as physical exercise. Also, don't stay here if you plan to use it as a hotel, the whole purpose of free time is to give space to yourself and let things flow, not to put many activities and walks to the village.
“Transformative journey to the heart”
Exactly the disciplined retreat I was seeking in a wonderfully simple Ashram, which felt both intimate and spacious, allowing me to focus on my 'work' in peace and functional silence. The program truly and deeply restored my internal balance after weeks of challenging travel, equanimity through the teachings, yoga & meditations and digestive health through the Ayurvedic meals, lessons & bodywork.
"A peaceful and beautiful oasis to meet yourself"
I did the yoga teacher training (YTT) in the Himalayan Yog Ashram and finally spent 5 weeks in this amazing place. My aim was not to have the certificate. I was looking for an Ashram where I have the chance to learn more about the real yogic path and where I find space to contemplate myself. That's exactly what was offered to me. My whole stay has been a deep, inspiring, sometimes challenging and very beautiful experience.
"Authenticity at It's Truest Form"
My friend and I traveled to India for the first time from the United States. We weren't sure what to expect and wanted an authentic ashram experience. After reading rave reviews, we decided to stay at the Himalayan Yog Ashram. We both were completely blown away by the genuineness of the staff and the experience as a whole. The meditations led by Ram still ring in my ears during my practice at home. I wish he had a Podcast so I could continue to hear his words on a daily basis. His mastery of understanding the challenges of our lives we left at home with career, relationships, family, and self was crucial. Ram is perfect blend of spiritual leader and mentor, while embodying compassion and understanding for a life outside of an ashram in the western world. The staff works together as a team to deliver life changing meditations, food, and a sacred space for connection and healing. This will not be last time visiting!