“O Lord Ganesha, of Curved Trunk, Large Body,
and with the Brilliance of a Million Suns,
Please Make All my Works Free of Obstacles, Always.”
Bipin Baloni welcomes you to Rishikul Foundation in Rishikesh, India. Rishikul Foundation provides intense Ashtanga Vinyasa, Hatha Yoga, Pranayama and Yoga Satsanga for both, Indians and foreigners.
Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas on the banks of the sacred Ganga River, Rishikesh is a bustling temple destination attracting thousands of pilgrims to its heart every year. The natural surroundings within Rishikesh offer an environment in which one can find sanctuary, away from the pressures of daily life. Here, we can connect with the inner voice and spirit. It’s a great environment for the unification of body, mind, and soul.
An ocean is a symbol of peace and is the ultimate destiny of the river. We all have taken birth in different corners of the world, from different wombs, but our ultimate destiny is the death. Oh dear youth! let’s do something for humanity where we can shake the world before we go to that ultimate source. (Quote)
Bipin acquired his education in Yoga through accomplished Gurus in India. When he joined the Ashram he became a student of Yogi Mahesh and studied by his side for nearly 3 years. Prior to studying in the Ashram, Bipin first practiced Yoga as a young school boy and therefore has several years of personal practice and self study.
He is a yogacharya of Hatha Yoga and a devotee of Ashtanga Yoga. Bipin is a strong, confident man who is focused and dedicated to share and teach all who are devoted to Yoga. Bipin started his teaching practice over 7 years ago when starting the Rishikul Foundation. Since then he has taught to an estimate of over 2,800 students in the form of the 200, 300 and 500 hour Yoga Teacher Training Courses, workshops and his personal students.
Receiving heightened appreciation for his work, Bipin decided to deepen his own practice to offer more to his students. For him Yoga isn’t something you ‘do’ but rather it is a worship, a way of life, a continuous process that needs refinement and attention. With a firm belief that yoga is a science and exceeds just body practices, he was able to understand the mystical and spiritual aspect attached to yoga.Bipin is committed to teach and inculcate a discipline in all his students practicing yoga. This is why he has taken the initiative to create this new course.
‘Spirituality for me is to know yourself. I consider it very important and I think it is lacking from a lot of yoga practice today but at the same time you cannot teach spirituality. It comes from self practice, devotion and will power. Knowing the self is important, the teacher cannot show you who you are, you have to know yourself. Because they cannot look within you. The teacher is only the mirror which will show you how you look and what to look like.’