About Us

"Ashtanga Yogashala Rishikesh" is the place of traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga in the tradition of Shri K.Pattabhi Jois. shala is based in the small & holy town Rishikesh, close to Holy Ganga River. what makes this place special is that it is the gateway to Himalaya. from where all pilgrimages begin and it is the land, where ancient yogis did their spiritual practices. Rishikesh is also known as the "World capital of Yoga". People from the whole world come here to feel the vibes and find peace of mind, happiness and feel the reality of life.

We are Authorized Ashtanga yoga couple Sachin & Liubov. We have been learning under the guidance of our guru ji Sharath Jois in Mysore & continuing the journey with him.

Sachin & Liubov Badoni are Authorized Ashtanga yoga teachers. They both practice under Guruji Sharath Jois. They met each other in Mysore and fall in love with each other. So they decided to go further and marry. later they moved to Sachin's hometown "Rishikesh" and opened a shala as Guruji had blessed them. They began to teach and at the same time, they had a beautiful baby daughter. Who are committed to keeping ashtanga tradition alive.

Rishikesh: “The World Capital Of YOGA”

“Hṛṣīkeśa” is a name of Vishnu that means ‘lord of the senses’. The root words Hrishik and ish join together to make Hrishikesh. Hrishik means Senses and ish means master or Lord. Hence the word means Lord of Senses or Lord Vishnu. The place gets its name after Lord Vishnu who appeared to ‘Raibhya Rishi’,as a result of his tapasya (austerities), as Lord Hrishikesh. In skanda purana, this area is known as ‘Kubjamrak’ as Lord Vishnu appeared, under a mango tree. Another legend says that fierce fire broke out here. Lord Shankar was angry with Lord Agni and cursed him. Then Lord Agni prayed here for the expiation of his sins. Hence it is also known as Agni Tirth – The holy place to penance of Lord Agni or Fire God.