Shivalayaa Yoga Shala, is Yoga Alliance (USA) registered RYS 200 & 300 hours school, with the dedication to spread the profound teachings of Yogic Wisdom. We at Shivalayaa Yoga Shala, enhance the sublime interaction with the self to explore a state of inner peace. The aspirant journeys through the 4 Path of Yoga, principles laid down by Swami Vishnudevanandas 5 points of Yoga and diversifying the Sadhana through 8 limbs of Ashtanga Yoga. The Yoga Shala is situated in the surreal village of Netala, Uttarakhand, India. Blessed with a mesmerizing landscape, the Shala is surrounded with lush draped Himalayan mountains and Mother Ganga enriching the land with peace and serenity.
Shivalayaa is derived from 'Shiva' - The Lord of Cosmic Dance & 'alayaa' - His abode, hence the abode of Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva being the first teacher and Shakti being the first student, together united their divine grace to give to us the boon of Yoga.
The Yoga Shala was created as a dream come true of Naveen and Diksha. They created this beautiful abode as a place for practitioners to enhance their journey on the spiritual path.
" We have beginners, practitioners and Sadhaks visiting us from across the globe .. with a common goal of Yoga (union of creation with the creator). They come inspired to understand teh philosophy and inculcate the various practices as mentioned inthe sutras and texts to understand better the mind body and soul, and inthis process onnect woth the divine through the 4 paths of Yoga. " - Diksha
Shivalayaa Yoga Shala, is situated amidst the beautiful Himalayan ranges that are standing tall as if reaching for the skies and are draped with lush green and very ancient trees where resides a much grounded village of Netala. At Shivalayaa Yoga Shala, we hold Hatha Yoga Retreats, Hatha Yoga Vacations and Residential Teacher Training Courses. Our shala is facilitated by means of accommodation and sattvic food.
We bring an environment that is comfortable and closer to home. The residential facility is simple and comfortable for a good rest and sleep to ease during the training programmes. The Yoga hall is created to give space to breathe and integrate the union of body, mind and soul. We promote an sattvic culture in the kitchen and serve Indian delicacies in the purest form.
The students and residentials are encouraged to enhance a yogic lifestyle by actively participating in various activities which are designed and integrated with the Nature. The surrounding around the shala provides a holistic lifestyle close to the nature with freshness and tranquility.
Yoga Hall is designed such to integrate the union of body, mind and soul. The environment is kept sattvic for the practitioner to advance further in their respective sadhana. Adherence to cleanliness and discipline is most important in the place of spiritual practice.
Our accommodation is simple, comfortable and single gender. We provide furnished dormitory with four beds each with beddings and towels. Each of these dorms is facilitated with two shared bathrooms with solar water heater available throughout.
We offer two meals, brunch and dinner both conclusive of vegetarian yogic diet. Based on the ancient science of Ayurveda and yogic culture this diet is inclusive of fresh fruits, vegetables, milk products, whole grains, legumes with nuts and seeds in raw and cooked form.
Indian spices also play an important role in the preparation of food as their uses are both medicinal and for taste purpose. Used in the form of seasoning and preparing masala, the spices are both healthy and add flavor to the cooked food.
Such a diet is wholly conducive to the practice of Yoga, spiritual progress and psychic advancement.
At the shala we also grow few basic spices according to the climate, seasonal vegetables and green leafs to incorporate a organic and healthy lifestyle.
We all gather at Annapurna hall chant a small verse from Bhagwat Gita and say few prayers togther and then commence to eat. We usually eat in silence so as to let the Anna be cherished not just by the tongue but we are content by it from our soul too.
Who We Are
Naveen as the Principal Teacher at Shivalayaa Yoga Shala, started his journey at an young age and travelled down south as his place for spiritual calling. Residing in the ashrams and imparting knowledge as a practitioner and teacher under a gurukula system at Sivananda Ashram, he completed his Teacher Training Course and Advanced Teacher Training Course to be entitled as 'Yoga Acharya'. To spread the profound spiritual wisdom as laid down by Swami Sivananda and his disciple Swami Vishnudevananda, he begin his travel. Embracing balance and strength derived through his personal experience, he was inspired to create the Yoga Shala. He is a firm believer in steady practice of asana with amalgamation of breath to arrive a state of complete oneness with the divinity. Today, he is inspiring yogis across continents to develop and empower their being through this dynamic connection.
Diksha is the creative soul for the Shala, and an aspirer of Vedantic wisdom. Versed with the style lines and silhouettes, her passion for the creative design industry soon led her to the door steps of the philosophy of Yoga. At the Sivananda Kutir, in the Himalayas, she immersed herself in the depth of ancient wisdom. Her passion and belief for Yogic philosophies, has her engaging in enhancing the practitioners quality of life through her distinct style of teaching.
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How to Reach
- Airway Connectivity
- Dehradun Airport (Jolly Grant Airport)
- Railway Connectivity
- Dehradun Railway Station Haridwar Junction Railway Station
- Roadway Connectivity
- It takes approximately 7-8 hours from Haridwar Railway station and 6-7 hours from Rishikesh to Uttarkashi.