Are you ready to experience and take your yoga training to a completely new level? We welcome you to the purest yoga training academy in Rishikesh India. With over 200 years of combined experience, and 500 years in tradition. Here you can experience soul uplifting training by joining our Yogi’s and Yogini’s and learning from our heritage. The academy offers several courses. Each designed to purify, cleanse and strengthen your mind, body and soul.
Shiv Shakti is a Sanskrit word which means the power of lord Shiva. Shiv means “Lord Shiva” and Shakti means “power” or “empowerment”. This reflects the primordial cosmic energy, and represents the dynamic forces that are thought to move through the entire universe in Hinduism. Shakti is the concept, or personification, of divine feminine creative power. It is sometimes referred to as ‘the great Divine mother’ in Hinduism. As a mother she is known as “Adi parashakti” or “Adi Shakti”. On the earthly plane, Shakti most actively manifests through female embodiment and creativity and fertility.
Through training with us at Shiv Shakti, we will impart to you hundreds of years of knowledge that you can later use to better your mind, body and soul.
Meditation, although requiring training and practice to correctly perform, is the equivalent of yoga for the mind. By training in meditation, you learn how to calm, organize and understand yourself by providing tranquility and control over your senses.
Yoga helps you as an individual to increase your stamina, fitness and flexibility while you learn to balance your mind and soul. Correct practice of yoga will leave your body feeling relaxed, and supple.
By using yoga and meditation, you will be able to achieve “Atma Santusti”. Atma Santusti means “Self satisfaction”, when you are able to reach this level of peace of mind and body, your soul will be truly open to the beautiful world we live in.
Our training courses
Here at our Yoga school in Rishikesh, we offer many types of Yoga. All of our Yogi’s and Yogini’s are prepared and executed by Yogi Sanjeev, and his exceptional team of trained masters.
Vinyasa yoga is a dynamic style of yoga that emphasizes your breathing and awareness. “Vinyasa”, the word, places emphasis on training the flow within your body for breathing and control.
The motion of breath is the inspiration of the body and propels the body into action, and it is the essence of Astanga yoga.
Vinyasa teaches us to move in harmony with the subtle and profound power of our breathing – its movement skywards with the inhalation, and its surrender earthwards on the exhalation. Vinyasa, or “breath-synchronized movement”, is the external expression of the internal motion of the breath.
Through breath the life energy of prana is carried throughout the body.
Hatha Yoga Pradipika style is derived from old the Sanskrit text calleed “Gheranda samhita”. Hatha Yoga Pradipika introduces a system of Yoga that is used as a preparatory stage for physical purification that the body practices for higher meditation or Yoga.
Most forms of yoga in the West can be classified as Hatha Yoga. Hatha simply refers to the practice of physical yoga postures, meaning your Ashtanga, vinyasa, Iyengar and Power Yoga classes are all Hatha Yoga. The word “hatha” can be translated two ways: as “willful” or “forceful,” or the yoga of activity, and as “sun” (ha) and “moon” (tha), the yoga of balance. Hatha practices are designed to align and calm your body, mind, and spirit in preparation for meditation.
Ashtanga means eight limbs or branches. Ashtanga yoga was created to promote eight disciplines within the practitioner. Yama, meaning moral codes. Niyama meaning self purification and study. Asana meaning posture.
Pranayama meaning breath control. Pratyaha meaning withdrawing ones mind from the senses. Dharana meaning concentration. Dhyana meaning deep meditation, and Samadhi meaning deep meditation.
Ashtanga is a uniqe form of physical yoga, that places emphasis on the flowing energy of breath,body and mind to cultivate an inner core strength. Its primary instrument is the body, which lead through a sequence of yoga postures (asanas).
Meditation is a practice where an individual trains the mind or induces a mode of consciousness, either to realize some benefit or for the mind to simply acknowledge its content without becoming identified with that content, or as an end in itself.
By focusing the mind, stilling the endless mental chatter that saps our energy and creates stress, in the yogic tradition, it is dhyana. The seventh of the rishi Patanjali’s 8 limbs of yoga, and is the practice through which we are able to connect with universal consciousness.
There are many roots to the meditative state: It can be reached in stillness or movement, with sound or silence.
Within our courses, we offer a deeper understanding of your anatomy. This understanding and knowledge empowers you to learn about how yoga benefits your body. We will provide the knowledge required to understand how everything within your body flows together. From major movements of the body, bones of the body, joints of the body, muscles of the body, as well as the structure, composition and functions of the spine.
We will give you knowledge that will assist you in essential yoga poses, that will help to keep your alignment within your body correct whilst practicing yoga.
The nature of yoga is discovered in the doing. In essence, it is a non-verbal process, an inner journey to the true center of the soul, which is the source of all happiness and ultimately of union or non separateness.
This inner journey follows many concurrent paths/the pursuit of personal integrity and moral restraint, physical exercises and breathing techniques, and the development of concentration or “one-pointedness” – that will hopefully lead us to attain ultimate bliss of self-realization.
Ayuverda, in sanskrit, means “Life Knowledge”.
Stemming from the subcontinents of India, it is a system of medicine that has derived from tradition. In the western world Ayuverdic therapies, medicines and practices have been integrated into wellness applications and are widely used.
Ayuverda is broken down into eight main principles.
- General medicine – For the body
- Paediatrics – Treatment of children
- Surgical techniques and the extraction of foreign influences
- Treatments of ailments effecting the ears, eyes, nose and mouth.
- Pacification of the mind
- Rejuvination through tonics and diet
- Aphrodisiacs for the enhancement of fertility
Reflexology, also known as zone therapy, is an alternative medicine involving the applications of pressure to the feet.
With specific techniques using the thumbs, fingers and hands with or without lotion or oil.
It is based on a system of zones and reflex areas that purportedly reflect an image of the body on the feet and hands. With the premise that such work has physical effects to the body.
Reflexology has gained enormous popularity in the western world, where physiotherapists regularly use it to assist their patients.
Shiatsu therapy stems from a form of Japanese bodywork based on the framework for traditional Chinese medicine.
In the Japenese language, Shiatsu means “Finger pressure”.
Techniques include massages with the fingers, thumbs, feet and palms through assisted stretching, joint manipulation and mobilization.
Our packages include many different training styles and forms of yoga. Whether you are coming to the yoga capital of the world for peace of mind, or to enjoy our rich heritage, we have something to offer you.
Here you can browse all of the offerings that we include for you within our packages, whilst you are doing your yoga training course with us. Relaxation is just as important as hard work and perseverance.