Born in Rishikesh, Yogi Ram is the founder of Himalayan Yog Ashram. Grew up in a traditional Brahmin Hindu family, he acquired the wealth of Indian traditions as a part of his life since he was a young boy. It was at this early age that he already felt a strong urge to delve deeper into the mysteries of nature and life.
He was fortunate to grow in the company of various saints and Yogi’s since his childhood. Later in high school and at university, the real turning point towards a holistic yogic life took place in his early twenties. While he was building up his music business , Ram realized that his ‘modern life ambitions’ were not giving him the quality of life he was looking for. Peace and satisfaction were missing. This turned him back to his traditional roots. This a long period of intense yoga Sadhana and self-study followed.
Yoga Master - Ayurvedic Therapist
Teju was born in the valley of the Himalaya. He found his way towards spiritualism and yoga at a very young age. He accomplished his master degree of yoga from the very reputed Indian yoga university, Dev Sanskriti Vishwaridhyalaya in Haridwar. Further he has escalated his diploma in naturopathy from a reputed institute of New Delhi. His immense teaching experience of ten years in yoga and yoga therapy is the greatest value edition at ashram. From his busy schedule, whenever he gets opportunity, he doesn’t hesitate to offer his therapy as a service on request to others and needful. Apart from India, he has also offered his yoga therapies in Nigeria-Africa.Teju is welknown for his rejuvenating hatha yoga classes, excellent asana- and yoga therapy knowledge. He is loved for his healing hands as an ayurvedic therapist.
He brings a warm heart and loving nature.
Naturopathist and Yoga Teacher.
Born in Italy, love with India, this can be a nutshell profile about Stefania.
Stefania started her study and practice naturopathy in 1997 in italy. Later she owned her herbal shop for many years .she has also start teaching naturopathy in different schools of italy. While teaching naturopathy, she starts developing natural passion for the ancient science of ayurveda & yoga therapy especially for women.
In 2002 she studies yoga science. While studying she had been trained for traditional hatha yoga, tao yoga and particularly kundalini yoga. Year 2006 brings the ultimate change is her life while meeting with Yogi Ram. The perspective about a honest approach to the discipline of yoga and meditation in her daily life was mentored by Yogi Ram. Since that moment she is following his teachings and discipline. She helps in Ashram spiritual tours, retreats and workshops in India and Europe. Stefania also teaches yoga philosophy, energetic anatomy and physiology to the teachers training students. She is also a disciple of Yogi Ram’s mentor Swami Hanuman Giri.
Her love and longing to participate in yogic lifestyle and Indian culture pushed her to study hindi and sanskrit, a way to deepen her never ending research and an opportunity to better mediate between the western and eastern culture.Read more about her at www.stefaniafloreani.com
Born in remote Himalaya, Kapil masters in classical traditional Hatha Yoga Asana.
After completing his schooling, Kapil has gone through intense asana training under various yoga guru and mentor in Himalayas. Mastered in classical hatha yoga, Kapil also got trained in multi style yoga along with meditation and pranayama. His energy level and approach towards yoga is unique as a disciple, hence he is blessed as a natural yoga trainer who is always ready to learn the techniques and discipline of yoga. His teaching is simple, flawless, and easy to learn with great amount of energy, his experience of conducting certified yoga teacher training is enormous and popular across budding yoga professionals. His teaching methodology are simple and yet informative which makes even the intense asana class as a free flow.
Ayurveda therapist and masseur
Kiran is a qualified Ayurveda therapist and masseur . Kiran is also popular among yoga participants for her flawless massage techniques. She expertise in various message technique and treatments as per the prescribed ailment. She got trained under various Ayurveda practitioner and conducted intense therapies and treatments for various ailment, layers of detoxification such as Purvakarma, Pradhanakarma and Paschatkarma , and also masters in treatments like Kashaya Dhara ,Greeva Basti , Janu Basti Kati Basti ,Basti ,Kizhi ,NetraTarpanam ,Padabhyanga ,Pizhichil ,Shringara ,Thalapothichil ,Udvartana and many 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!