About Ekam Drishti Yogshala
Ekam Drishti Yogshala is a registered Yoga School centered in the magical Himalayan valley of Rishikesh, India. Our school is dedicated to restoring, exploring and imparting the purest and traditional form of yogic knowledge and its science in the most holistic approach and relatable context possible for students of both Western and Eastern cultures.
We offer yoga retreats and certificate yoga courses in Rishikesh, right at the foothills of the Himalayas. We believe yoga is not just a practice or sport but a way of being. We are one of the very few yoga schools in Rishikesh, India that are driven by the passion to help everyone achieve physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing, as well as self-realization – teaching through practical experience and scientific explanation through anatomy, presenting you the balanced amalgamation of classical age-old yogic techniques to modern-day logical application.
Our values are derived from the eight limbs of Yoga
Ekam Drishti Yogshala, your very own Yoga school at Rishikesh, originates from the land and value system of India, and our team and students are considered as family and guests as Dev (as Deity as per our basic value of Athithi Devo Bhava, meaning ‘The guest is equivalent to God’). These values have been part of our upbringing and are now embedded in our DNA.
Our values are derived from the eight limbs of Yoga and the enlightened soul of Budha’s teachings combined.
We believe that we all are one big family together and spread the love and care through our Yoga school.
Yama & Niyama – Ethics, Conduct, and Discipline discipline
Asana, Pranayama – Combined practice of Physical form of yoga and breath regulation
Pratyahara & Dharana – Sensory withdrawal to bring in concentration and focus
Dhyana & Samadhi – Meditation to move closest to Self-realisation
Dharma – Compassion, kindness, and generosity for all beings are our innate soul values
Wisdom – Knowing the where, when, and how of applying knowledge for the betterment of others
Unity Consciousness – We all come from one highest source and are connected at the soul level hence, holding empathy for all beings in the eco-system.
Vision & Mission
Patanjali Yog Sutra and Vedic culture in your lifestyle
Our goal through these yoga teachers’ training courses is to integrate the teachings of Patanjali Yog Sutra and Vedic culture into your lifestyle so that we help you experience what we have experienced for ourselves and make you observe in yourself what it feels like to live and act in harmony and integrity with your highest values and higher self, even in the face of difficulty and attain a permanent state of calm.
This helps you create the perfect balance between mind, body, and soul transforming you into an awakened being when you leave our yoga school in Rishikesh.
Our teachers come from the spiritual land of Yoga, where from childhood they have been inculcated the yogic life and Ayurveda as a way of life, hence, able to impart you through a combined experience of multiple decades.
Education occurs when a person is open to any new learning experience at any age, at any time, and in any location.
Anyone interested in learning Yoga must go through all of the phases and learn all of the features. Dharma (Duty and Discipline), Jnana (Knowledge), Vairagya (Detachment), and Aishvarya (Compassion) are the four components of Yoga Education (Self-realization). Astanga Yoga, The Classical Yoga, covers these four characteristics as Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayam, Pratyahar, Dharna, Dhyan, and Samadhi.
The Dharma is covered by the Yama and Niyam: Restraints and Observance. How do you do one responsibility and live a disciplined life at the same time? Jnana is covered in Asana and Pranayam through awareness and personal experiences. Vairagya is covered by Pratyahar and Dharna. Aishvarya, the pure awareness, is explored through the control of the five senses, as well as Dhyan and Samadhi.
Awareness is gained via the performance of chores and living a disciplined life. Knowledge and wisdom are gained via awareness, allowing one to distinguish between good and evil, right and wrong, pure and impure, true and untrue. As a result, the intelligent person will readily disconnect from things that are not conducive to his personal development. Detachment confers the ability to concentrate, which leads to the highest level of self-realization.
Yoga instruction takes happen on a sub-conscious level far more than on a conscious level. Your educational journey becomes a way of life! It gets ingrained in your daily routine. As a result, the person is transformed from a gross to a delicate level of sensations and consciousness.
- Hatha Yoga (Classical)
- Ashtanga Vinyasa
- Iyengar Yoga
- Shatkarma (Clensing Practices)
- Pranayama & Meditation
- Yoga Nidra (Yogic Sleep)
- Yoga Anatomy & Physiology (Workshops)
- Kundalini & Chakra
- Sankhya, Yoga, Vedanta & Tantra Philosophies
Hatha-Yoga/Ashtanga YogaWe have expert teachers and brilliant guides in the styles of yoga postures mainly in Hatha-Yoga and Ashtanga-Yoga.
Pranayama/Meditation/Yoga NidraWe provide and expert and tested training into breathing awareness leading to Meditation & Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep).
OUR DEDICATED TEACHERS
We have a team of well-qualified and experienced teachers who specialize in their own subjects. These teachers have been working very hard since a long time to hone their knowledge and skills in order to give their students the best teachings of Yoga. Our teachers are well-respected by their students as well as by the people they interact with in and outside the classrooms. The teachers at Ekam Drishti Yogshala are the best you’ll find in Rishikesh and they lead with the aim to create a Yogic world wherever they set their foot on.
What we offer – Courses, Facilities and Activities
You can find all Yoga and Meditation courses at our yoga school. Registered Yoga School (RYS) – RYS200, RYS300, RYS500 – Registered Children Yoga School (RCYS) and a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP) under Yoga Alliance (USA). Yoga Teacher Trainings and Yoga retreats in Rishikesh with the goodness of the spiritual energy of the Himalayas. We also offer other customised courses for to-be Mothers, and young kids to set a stronger foundation from the very start. Special mention to short term courses on finding inner peace, finding yourself and who you are and reaching true happiness from within.
Sanitised and neatly maintained private room with attached washroom having facilities like hot and cold-water supply. Room sharing is not allowed.
At our Rishikesh Yoga school you can learn and experience the Vedic idea of a balanced – Ayurveda – The oldest systems of medicine that focuses on the science of food and has been part of all Indian households since the beginning of times as the traditional systems of medicine where food becomes your medicine, providing you everlasting health.
We emphasise on Satvic food to help detox your body off all toxins, cleaning it to make it function to its highest potential.
We offer Dosha balancing – We all know that Universe, nature and we ourselves are made up from 5 elements – Akash (space), Vayu (air), Prithvi (earth), Jala (water) and Teja (fire) which forms our bodies and different percentage combination of these doshas decide which energy runs dominant in our body. The Doshas are namely – Vatta (Air & Space), Pitta (Fire & Water) and Kapha (Earth & Water). Our current modern lifestyle has given rise to imbalance of these doshas leading to various lifestyle and auto-immune diseases in our body. At Ekam Drishti Yoga School, Rishikesh we provide the holistic healing of a human body with Dosha balance along with Yoga and meditation.
All this knowledge combined works as ‘Food as Medicine’ and we are happy that only a yoga school in India can gift you such lifestyle that can serve you for life.
Excursion and Special Offerings
What sets Ekam Drishti Yogshala apart from all the Yoga schools in Rishikesh, India is that we believe in creating an experience. You come as our students or guests and exchange goodbyes as our ever-expanding family.
To create the perfect life-enriching stay for you all at the Ekam Drishti Yogshala, along with gaining Yoga training at Rishikesh’s goodness, we have some special offers, all-inclusive of the course fee and retreat fee, here is all that we offer:
- Vedic Massage to recharge every cell of your body
- Shirodhara Treatment – Balances Vata-Pitta, aids memory, improves eye-sight, body strength and known to slow aging
- Sunday Excursion – A stroll in nature and more in the lap of the Himalayas and the beautiful Ganges
- Sunrise Yoga – An enlightening way to absorb the energy of the sun combined with the goodness of Yoga
- River Rafting – Rafting in Rishikesh is an unforgettable experience.
- EDYS Kit – Ekam Drishti merchandise including all yogi necessities like Cloth yoga mat (only experts can pull off yoga practice on this one), Japp mala for mantra chanting to keep you focused while detoxifying, study material to keep the learning new things about Yoga and meditation and its benefits, shatkarma kit, noting pad, pen
- Bonfire – Family is all about communication, sharing thoughts, and laughing together and a bonfire on a winter night makes it all possible naturally.
- Kirtan Nights – Dance your way to a spiritual and happy self through Hare-Krishna kirtan by ISKCON devotees. Spiritual dancing is known to cleanse our mind, body, and soul off all inner trauma and heals us from within permanently.
Students Words for Ekam Drishti Yogshala
This place is a masterpiece in its own way. I was looking for a place where I can be away from the city landscape so I picked up ekam drishti yogshala thinking even if it’ll be bad at least the scenery around will be worth it. But I was wrong. The place as special as it was becomes even better because of the ambiance that the team creates. It’s highly nurturing, peaceful, and fulfilling to be here. If you’re looking for a school that feels like a retreat then it is here. The only bad I can think of is the food being a bit spicy for my taste but I understand that nothing’s perfect. I’ll give it 4.5/5. – Morgana 500 Hours Yoga TTC (Feb 2021)
I love my EDYS! My time here at the school went better than I had expected. I came here nomading from different countries to do a teacher training course but it didn’t take them much longer to make me a part of their family. Thank you team Ekam Drishti Yogshala for creating this yogic space safe and nurturing for curious minds like me. I will definitely recommend and will soon return to do my 300 hours in the future. – Lizzie 200 Hours Yoga TTC (Feb 2021)
Ekam Drishti Yogshala has been the most valuable find for me this year. This place is a combination of peace, love, and lessons. All the teachers out here are brilliant! Everyone is good at their work. The best take-home is the yoga that we learn and practice. The staff is very courteous and professional. I was not disappointed.