The goal of PIYF is not only physical, but also mental and spiritual growth of its students.
Yoga is gaining in popularity, but at the same time it is losing its authenticity by being oversimplified to physical culture. Every instructor attempts to introduce something of his own, starting with changing names of asanas and ending with their wrong performance. There are a few followers of the original tradition, although, only those who got their knowledge from the universities in India are familiar with the real tradition. While training we all study ancient classic style of yoga the one which is described in Sanskrit sources and textbooks. It is only when they got the base teachers go out into the big world and found their own styles and schools, but the base is one. PIYF was established to deliver the most undistorted knowledge by giving it gradually and deliberately to someone who is ready to perceive.
Patanjali International Yoga Foundation Rishikesh India is a separate institute/organization and bears no resemblance to similar names /organization / institutes in what so manner.
It is well known, that yoga practice provides a lot of benefits on both, spiritual and physical level. If you are thinking about taking your first steps into the world of yoga and meditation, or looking for a place, where to improve your practice, or even learn how to teach yoga, Patanjali International Yoga Foundation, Rishikesh, suits all those needs and offers a wide scale of courses and retreats. We are happy to welcome you, and look forward to guiding you on your journey towards healthy body, mind and spirit.
By participating in the yoga teacher training at Patanjali International Yoga Foundation we will teach you the Ancient Hatha Yoga - Patanjali Yoga in the yoga capital of the world, Rishikesh, India. We will do everything we can to make sure, you enjoy your time with us as much as possible by working with the best yoga teachers and by making sure every student gets the personal attention that he deserves.
Furthermore, we will do our best to make your stay with us comfortable, by providing clean and bright rooms and the best facilities, such as multiple relaxing areas, warm water showers, herbal tea and coffee making facilities. We offer you an ayurvedic sattvic (pure veg) meal twice a day, that we prepared with love and consciousness. Also, we will introduce you to the rich Indian culture and history by participating in traditional ceremonies and visiting holy places. Finally, we are looking forward to sharing with you all the natural wonders that Rishikesh and the Himalayan mountains have to offer.
Yoga Ashram & Retreat Centre Facilities:
At Patanjali International Yoga Foundation (PIYF), we provide accommodation and other facilities to our yoga students to make their stay comfortable and healthy.
Please keep in mind, that this is yoga ashram and not a hotel, so we provide all ashram facilities
Single / shared accommodation with attached bathroom and hot water
Soap and toilet paper upon arrival ( the rest of the time you need to buy it)
For your personal safety and security, please bring a padlock for your room
Clean bed sheets and towel once a week
Shared kettle, iron and hair dryer on the each floor
Yoga Ashram & Retreat Centre Additional facilities:
Shop with Ayurvedic medicine
Ancient Hathayoga - Patanjali Yoga
Ancient - Santana in Sanskrit means oldest, real - original form. As scripture says "Jiva bhuta sanatana" - The spirit is ancient. We mean the tradition followed by Shiva, Krishna, Patanjali and great rishis like Viswamitra, Kasyapa, Vasistha Marichi, Matsyendra, etc. Sage Patanjali has described about asana in his Yoga Sutra "sthira sukham asanam" - posture is steady and comfortable. In that steadiness, practitioner should have meditative awareness on mantra, chakra or on high consciousness. Ancient Yoga offers the balanced sequencing of asana, bandha, pranayama, mudra, mantra, meditation and relaxation as well as discussions and readings on the yogic lifestyle and yoga philosophy. This combine practice of yoga classes is intended to give students access to more of the diverse teachings and techniques that the yoga system has to offer. When we understand its holistic realty, yoga becomes even more beneficial and helpful for humanity in bringing harmony and balance to our lives.
Basic principle of the School "we follow to the original source" means Sanskrit text books like Yoga Sutra, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Gheranda Samhita and Shiva Samhita etc.
During our trainings we follow the techniques, which are described in Sanskrit sources and textbooks. Following GURUKUL training system with the central point of constant deep connection of the Master and students. GURUKUL training system exists in India for millions years and implies studying with immersion, in other words, life in practice. In our training system practice and theory are inseparable. Our education easily can be called both academic and practical. Direct teaching and succession line, are the base of every spiritual and philosophic tradition and system of the East.
Aadi Yogi Lord SHIVA
Shiva is The Highest Auspicious Energy of the Universe. He is the eternal one who gave birth to himself, he has no begining or end. He knows all. He is pure consciousness, the creator of time, all-powerful, all-knowing. He is the Lord of the soul and of nature and of the three conditions of nature. From Him comes the transmigration of life and liberation, bondage in time and freedom in eternity. Shiva’s nature at once transcends and includes all the polarities of the living world.
Yogi Matsyendra Nath
Matsyendranatha, Macchindranath or Minanatha (c. early 10th century) is the greatest saint and yogi. He is traditionally considered as the founder of Hatha Yoga as well as the author of some of its earliest texts. He also founded natha sampradaya, having received the teachings from Lord Shiva. He is one of the eighty-four emortal mahasiddhas and considered the guru of Gorakshanath, another important figure in early Hatha Yoga.
Noble Sage Patanjali
He is the compiler of Yoga sutras to purify the human's mind. He is the commentetor of an ancient treatise on Sanskrit grammar and linguistics to purify the human's speech. He is the author of a medical text called Charak Samhita to reguavenet human's bodies Patanjali is one of the 18 siddhars in Saiva tradition.