Obeisance :

We offer obeisance to ancient Yoga Gurus….

Kaivalya Yoga School, India

There are thousands of Yoga teachers, more will roll. But who’s the best? Well, at Kaivalya we’ll tell you, YOU ARE the best teacher. Yoga is self-perfection. This knowledge is not bequeathed, it must be unfolded in one’s being. We at Kaivalya just help you around to find yourself. Kaivalya Yoga School is a Yoga Alliance and Yoga Alliance International registered yoga school in Rishikesh and Dharamsala(India) offering fully residential, traditional Hatha Yoga teacher training course. The course is focused on imparting quality & high standard education to aspiring Yoga students from all over the world.

Kaivalya Yoga School is located in India, the birth place of yoga. We strongly believe in the yogic traditions passed down since ancient times, and our teaching emphasizes practices like Mudras, Bandhas, Yoga Nidra, Shatkriyas as well as many traditional Asanas, Pranayamas and Meditation techniques. Our purpose is to teach our students how to develop proper harmony of their body, mind, and psyche (emotions) through the practice of asanas, pranayamas, and dhyana. We are a dedicated yoga teaching team with more than 30 years of cumulative experience and expertise in traditional yoga for beginners, intermediate and advanced students. In recent years, even more yoga teacher training courses have popped up everywhere, drawing in curious students from around the world. These students seek to deepen their yoga practice and fully understand this ancient art in its true form, learning yoga the way it has been taught over many millennia. Yet the abundance of training courses makes it difficult for students to know where they can find high quality teachers, and many schools have even started to treat their teacher training courses like yoga retreats. While we make no tall claims, we beg to differ and bow down to the earnestness that classical traditions demand.

Our Vision

Our vision is to help you achieve Kaivalya or a sense of absoluteness. This is a state Kaivalya-- waveless, still and tranquil. It knows no modification. No manifestation. No duality. No whirl. It stands alone. Isolated, pure and infinite. To that Kaivalya, the corridor of enlightenment, we help you rise on the banks of Ganga.

Our Mission

At Kaivalya Yoga, we provide the highest quality yoga instruction, drawn from thousands of years of yoga traditions across the Indian subcontinent. We are committed to sharing the full meaning and purpose of yoga with our students, not limited to the practice of asanas, but also integrating essential, ancient yogic practices such as Shatkarmas, Pranayamas, Mudras, Bandhas and meditation. Through our internationally certified yoga teacher training course and restorative yoga retreats, our students develop the correct knowledge and methods to properly harmonize the mind, body, spirit, and psyche (emotions).

Why Kaivalya?

We are inspired from the classical tradition of Kaivalya, the Absolute. Kaivalya (कैवल्य), is the ultimate goal of Raja yoga and means "solitude", "detachment" or "isolation", a vrddhi-derivation from kevala "alone, isolated". It is the isolation of purusha from prakṛti, and subsequent liberation from rebirth.

The fourth chapter of the Yoga Sutras is entitled "KaivalyaPada." The word "Kaivalya" literally translates as "isolation." Which is why in our course you sit at the fountain of wisdom in the birth place of yoga, Rishikesh (India), in the midst of lush green forests and overlooking the Himalayas. In isolation.

Kaivalya is usually taken to mean liberation or enlightenment. However, the way in which "isolation" is a quite effective term is that pure consciousness or purusha is now standing alone, separate from all of the manifestations of prakriti, including literally all of the manifestations or swirling of all levels of the mind field.

We believe yoga is deeply personal and individual. You have to work on yourself in isolation and create the conditions of kaivalya.