Is Traditional Yoga Different Than Gym Yoga?

A Unique Approach


We share a unique approach. A secret that has been passed down from master to disciple for thousands of years. If you want to know, you start by questioning 'what yoga is'.

If you ask your friends what yoga is they may say it is a set of physical exercises. While it is true that physical postures, Asana, is part of yoga there is much more to it than that.

So, what is Yoga?

Yoga is a step-by-step system for peace in all levels of life.

Asana, physical exercise, is to help the body be healthy and free of disease.

Pranayama, yogic breathing techniques, are designed to help clear and balance the mind.

The Vedas, knowledge and philosophy is to help us overcome mental stress.

When you put it all together you get Yoga. It is a complete system for self-liberation. Part of that system is physical practice but if that is all you practice you are barely scratching the surface.

What Yoga Is

Yoga is the journey to the self.

Yoga is the journey to the self. The soul that exists beyond the body. It is also your natural state, but, it is very hard to understand from a purely intellectual perspective.

Yoga is not religion. It is a science of well-being that gives you original techniques for integrating body, mind and soul. It is about blossoming divinity within you.

You have probably even experienced that undisturbed calmness of mind. When we practice we start to feel more and more friendliness, compassion and delight.

The happiness that comes from practice is unchanged by gain or loss because it is found within. The insight and simple contentment yoga brings does not depend on your job, how much money you have, your car or any of the sensual pleasures of the world.

It sets your soul on fire. It takes you to where life exists in the present moment and it can be very magical.

If you want to live even more fully in that awakened state then we have a story to tell you… and if you listen carefully, at the end you'll be someone else.

The Mission Of Balance

We are not only a center - we are a mission.

Since 1999 we have been sharing the authentic way of Yoga.

The goal is to help you live a healthy, happy life.

But for many people there is a lack of balance between body, mind, and their soul. Maybe it is because of responsibilities, duties, greed, or the normal day to day.

Our yoga science helps establish the balance. Balance in the body, the mind, emotions...

It is a way to join your life with a more fulfilled spiritual way of life.

There is a big contrast between how most people live life and a simple, grounded approach to happy living in union with your heart.

People choose us for the spiritual journey. Its not just asana, anatomy and guided meditation. This is the classic, authentic journey of yoga.

We set out to help you to be guided by truest internal self.

How We Do It

Yoga Teacher Training School in Rishikesh India


Rishikesh school of yoga is a well known registered organization in north India set up with the objective to study and experience at various facets of Indian Yogic and spiritual philosophy and culture for effective transformation of individual and society.

We have made our presence primarily through:

A) Transformative Education

B) Social Oriented Service

Transformative Education :

1. Yoga Teacher Training 200 & 300 hr Yoga teacher training course designed to train and develop an individual Shadhk as teacher for spreading the universal message for the benefit of society.

2. The Peace Education program is a global program for all the Nations. It's an experience oriented. Non - religious program designed to enhance productivity handling stress. Personal well-being and based on multiple intelligence. The program develops the hidden talent and skill in students; to enable the child to face the world with confidence as each student is unique

3. The world wide workshops of Swami Umesh Yogi based on many powerful methods to help in enhancing health, unlocking the blissful centre, increasing intuitive ability, creating wealth and divinity in oneself and others, workshops are conducted in English. Hindi and many languages

Social oriented service:

1. Child care ( Divine Care project )

I- Nurturing lives of little angels. Who have been missing proper education and good health due to the paradox of circumstance. These children's are growing into enthusiastic, intelligent, celebrative and responsible era.

II- Poor feeding is our tradition to offer food for the poorest of the poor

III- Scholarship for those who really belong to economically weaker section, Irrespective of caste, Creed, color and religion

IV- The aim of a health-oriented environmental pollution control awareness program is to promote a better quality of life by reducing pollution to the lowest level possible.

Swami Brahmananda Saraswati speaking at the United Nations Populations Fund on International Yoga Day

Prime Minister of Portugal António Costa with our Peace Ambassador Lakshmi Elen Lopez de Sousa – Director For Swami Umesh Yogi – Yoga Mission (Spain)

Teaching Peace Education in Europe