Yoga Teachers in Rishikesh – We believe that deciding to train as a teacher is one of the best things you can do in life. As well as learning an excellent health & wellness system that has stood the test of time and is growing in popularity every day, you will be able to contribute to your community in a new and meaningful way. We have gathered the best yoga teachers in Rishikesh, read more about them below.

Yoga Teacher in Rishikesh

PANKAJ – Founder & Yoga Instructor

Influenced by my Indian background and traditional upbringing, I always was deeply connected with the spirit of yoga. With the background of Hinduism and the daily practice of rituals, I created an early connection to the spiritual side of life.

Since the early years of my life, I have seen people around me practicing yoga. By age 15, I joined my first yoga practice due to the good influence of my surroundings. Fast I realized the energy of yoga and, therefore, the physical and mental strength I gained.

After watching my Guru Ji, I was inspired to become a teacher to bring yogic knowledge into the world. After practicing enormous amounts of hours every day to master the body, mind, and soul, I started my teaching journey in Tapovan Rishikesh, where most of the yoga schools in India are located.

For several years I worked closely with my students and developed a good understanding of the balance within yourself. Due to the upcoming western interest in yoga, I quickly realized in which areas the body, mind, and soul of the world suffer.

Due to the ancient knowledge gained in my Master’s Studies of Yogic Science. I saw an opportunity to heal the path of others due to my influence as a Teacher on yogic path.

The connection between their bodies and the nations’ healing is necessary for a peaceful future. That’s why it’s essential that the knowledge of yoga is shared beyond borders, nations, and raises.

Yoga Teacher in Rishikesh

JULIE – Yoga Instructor

Julie was born and raised in Denmark. Julie’s desire for an alternative lifestyle made her leave Denmark in her late teens, but she has returned to share Yoga in her birth country.

Julie is passionate about Yoga and sees it as a lifestyle that can bring significant benefits to anybody’s daily life. The alternative approaches found in the ancient Yoga texts are an essential essence in Julie’s life, practice, and teachings. After years of yoga education, meditation, pranayama, and asana sadhana, Julie has now dedicated her life to sharing knowledge with others. Julie helps her students by providing tools to experience well-being.

Julie teaches alongside her husband, Pankaj, and they create the duality of Yin and Yang together. They complement each other in their teachings, and you will receive a well-rounded experience. With a spiritual perspective, Julie focuses on chakras, meditation and pranayama and leads the way to this knowledge with warm-hearted female energy. Julie teaches Flow and Yin Yoga. Always paying respect to the root and true essence of Yoga, Julie also covers practical topics like how to create a Yoga asana sequence with a theme focus. If you join a teacher training course, you will receive plenty of tools from Julie to become a confident and compassionate teacher.

Julie has traveled to various parts of the world, studying with talented and professional Yoga teachers. Her past learning includes traditional Hatha Yoga with adjustment and alignment focus, Vinyasa, Yin Yoga, meditation, and pranayama.

(RYT 500)

Benu Maharaj Ji


Philosophy Teacher

Benu is a spiritual seeker, traveler, and lover of yogis and Yoga. Benu was born in South India, Kerala. He did 25 years of modern education and accomplished his graduation in science, post-graduation in medical anatomy, and basics in computer science.

In search of spiritual education and the company of yogis, he left South India in 2000 and moved towards the Himalayas. Benu began teaching Yoga in Varanasi and Goa in 2001. In 2003 Benu stayed with Swami Satyananda in his Ashram Rikhia Peeth to undergo a Gurukul tradition course. In 2007 Benu did another diploma in Yoga at the University of Kerala. In 2011 he did a Yoga diploma course at Bihar School of Yoga under Swami Niranjanananda. Benu studied the basics of Vedanta under Swami Premananda for two years. In 2012 Benu did a course in Art of Living under SRI SRI Ravishankar in his main center in Bangalore, South India.

Since 2013 he has been working as a teacher in Pranayama and Yoga Philosophy in USA alliance registered schools across the country.



Anatomy Teacher

Rajnikant Singh was born and grew up in Delhi. He was first drawn to the power and subtlety of the ‘breath’ in the form of meditation which opened him to inner and outer calmness. His yoga journey began four years ago when he left his career in the finance sector. He fulfilled a lifelong ambition of becoming a yoga teacher and now teaches yoga anatomy in Rishikesh. Inspired to follow his passion further, he practiced the Iyengar style of yoga. He continued to study on more profound levels where he sighted understanding and assertion of what he had been finding on his own through practice.

He merged tools like primal movement and deep relaxation(yoga nidra, meditation, and energy healing) to empower his students. He enjoys teaching the Musco-skeletal system and shares the fascinating, beautiful, and amazing facts about the human body on different levels. He is known for his unique teaching style and ability to make things simple and easy to understand for his students. He strives to create awareness about understanding our mind and body, sleep, breathing patterns & diet, etc. And he seeks to inspire and help his students to realize the limitless potential that already resides in them.”

Swami Prem


Meditation Teacher

Swami Prem Viren has learned meditation in the presence of Osho. With an experience of 45 years in meditation, Swami Prem Viren has been sharing his teachings for the last 20 years with the spiritual seekers in Rishikesh.

Swami Prem Viren is a spiritual guru who teaches many different types of meditation (almost 20 different techniques). He is a straightforward person and is living a yogic life. Swami Prem Viren has beautiful energy. You can’t help but smile and be grateful for the exciting knowledge he shares.