Patanjali International Yoga Foundation Rishikesh
Patanjali International Yoga Foundation was established in 2001 as yoga ashram and yoga health and training school with the objective of conducting activities and research on ancient yoga, following its deepest source - the noble sage Patanjali. Teachers of PIYF provide knowledge from the original textbooks of yoga, Ayurveda, and Indian cultural scriptures.
The goal of PIYF is not only physical but also mental and spiritual growth of its students.
Yoga is gaining in popularity, but at the same time, it is losing its authenticity by being oversimplified to physical culture. Every instructor attempts to introduce something of his own, starting with changing names of asanas and ending with their wrong performance. There are a few followers of the original tradition, although, only those who got their knowledge from the universities in India are familiar with the real tradition. While training we all study the ancient classic style of yoga the one which is described in Sanskrit sources and textbooks. It is only when they got the base teachers go out into the big world and found their own styles and schools, but the base is one. PIYF was established to deliver the most undistorted knowledge by giving it gradually and deliberately to someone who is ready to perceive.
The school provides 100, 200, 300 and 500 hours teacher training courses covering all aspects of yogic science and practice.