Meet Our Team / Yoga Teachers in Rishikesh

The Founder | Yogi Suryans Thakur

Though the art of connecting sacred through body came much later, I awakened to the magic of yoga and power of nature at a very young age. The holy city of Rishikesh, often claimed to be the 'Yoga capital of India', raised me to the very essence of it in me. I have been observing and admiring the very beauty of yoga and the powers it sustains right from my birth in this holy city. Through my commitment to learn and spread to the world what is pure and pious, the yoga, an art to connecting to nature, I, Yogi Suryans Thakur, founded Om Yoga Rishikesh, a place where you truly discover yourself and learn the very essence of yoga and its powers.

To begin my never ending journey of yoga I started by practicing Sivananda yoga at the Sivananda ashram in Kerala, where I studied various arts of yoga and the discovered the art of losing oneself to nature's wisdom. While practicing at the Sadanand ashram I acquired the art of Iyengar yoga under the blessings of senior teachers in Rishikesh and Pune, where I return every year to deepen my knowledge of yoga.

Having been in the profession of continuous teaching as well as learning yoga since year 2000, I have not only developed an understanding of yoga but the human behaviors. To spread my learnings to the world around, I have been giving workshops in various countries across Europe (France, Belgium, Denmark) and Asia (China, Russia) for a long time. My commitment to learn and impart this very art lead me to found Om Yoga Rishikesh in, founded in the year 2005, where I teach daily classes and take intensive workshops for all levels.

As a teacher, I have developed love in combining elements from my heritage and travel experience across the world to convey the art in the simplest possible manner. To me, Yoga is not just a way to gain a healthy body but a way of self-discovery to shape your behavior towards mankind.

Yogi Gopal Chhetri Ji

Yogi Gopal chhetri ji born and raised in holy city Rishikesh uttarakhand ,yogi Gopal ji learning and teaching since teen age and become yoga siromany since 2010 and has been Bihar yoga Bharati ,Institute of Advanced studies in yogic science ,at present yogi Gopal ji in om yoga Rishikesh teaching pranyam and meditation and traditionally Hatha yoga !

Yogi Rakesh Ji

Rakesh born in Rishikesh, Himalaya. Rishikesh is a capital of yoga. He studied several places of hills and collect the information about herb medicine and there uses. He have done diploma in Ayurveda Panchakarma from Ananda Spa Institute Hyderabad 2015. He have completed diploma in Yoga and Naturopathy 2015. He is teaching Ayurveda and yoga Anatomy form 2015. He got so many knowledge from Ayuskama Ayurveda center Rishikesh in 2016. He is teaching Ayurveda and healthy living from2 years in Om Yoga Center. He inspired by Swami Shivananda and Swami Yogananda ji. He did workshops in several countries like Russia, Thailand and India.

Swami Narayanananda Giri

He entered into this Spiritual path in the year 1994, after a short visit to Four Dham Yatra (Gangotri/Gomukh, Yamunotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath) and direct came to Shivananda Ashram, Rishikesh. In the Ashram I stayed there as a Ahramites/inmates up to 2000 and was serving there in the Publication Department as a assistant Manager, Education department and P.A. to the Secretary. I studied my Yoga T.T.C, A.T.T.C (Post Graduate Yoga in Diploma) M.Y and Sadhana Intensive courses at International Sivananda Yoga and Vedant Centre, Neyyar Dam, Kerala 2000 to 2002.
Chinmaya Mission Vedanta courses from 2002 up to 2005 at Siddhabari, Chinmaya Tapovan Trust, H.P. Upanishad and Bhagavad Gita Classes with Swami Dayananda of Arsha Vidya Gurukulam at Annaikati, Coimbatore in the year 2008 up to 2009. Self Knowledge/Tatwa Bodha Test Studied with Swami Suddhananda ji of Self Knowledge Foundation at Thiruvanmalai, Chennai in the year 2009 up to 2011.

Happy Yoga Student

Tommy Skinner

I spent a week in Rishikesh and stumbled upon this studio. I went everyday twice a day for my whole visit. Suryans is an incredible teacher, patient, observant, and thorough. Highly suggest this class!

Tommy Skinner Student
Nathalie Fortin

Nice classes !!! I feel so welcoming In the dropping class ;) I learn so much!! Thank you for the teaching 🙏🏻

Nathalie Fortin Student
Alberto Sebastiani

c'est une ecole de yoga magnifique, tenue par un pêre et une fille, on y einseigne differentes niveaux et differentes disciplines

Alberto Sebastiani Student