swami prakash yoga teacher rishikesh

"first choice is for students to find mental and physical peace, to be fulfilled and happy, and on the search for the great spirit inside and all around."- Swami Prakesh

Swami Prakash - Spiritual Guru & Founder Himalayan Yoga Retreat

Swami Prakash - founder of Himalayan Yoga Retreat, founded this yoga retreat center based upon his knowledge & inspiration of almost 14 years of vigous, first-hand and unique spiritual escapades in the high mountains / Himalayas of North India. The Himalayas gave him shelter for these years when he renounced his home and family at an tender age of 12 to follow the path of spirituality. Following the footsteps & practices of ancient yogis, he spent years alone, in a cave at 16,500 ft over 40 feet of snow, to do intense practices.

For several years, he walked barefoot through dense jungles, stayed in natural shelters, went without food or water for days at end, and overcame fear of natural forces and wildlife. While traversing the Himalayas, he got initiated from many Himalayan masters, and filters this rare knowledge into his individualized teaching, and therapeutic healing methods.

Himalayan Yoga Retreat (HYR) is an authentic guided retreat opportunity for the sincere seeker in the powerful Himalayan region by Swami Prakash. A hub for authentic spiritual practice, transformation teaching and research into ancient techniques of self-exploration, HYR delivers 200 Hours and 500 Hours of Yoga Alliance certified teacher-training courses, retreats and nature treks, guided meditations, chanting, prayer and healing sessions.

Course Certificates earned by Swami Prakash


Dr. Neha Dhiman

Neha is a well experienced Physiotherapist who found passion in teaching Anatomy and Physiology to yoga Teachers. She is happy to teach and practice spiritually at the same time. To supplement her practice, she studies on Maitland Approach-Manual Techniques for various Peripheral Disorders, NDT in Adult Hemiplegia, and Myofascial release. The journey of her life started in 2013,she met many students suffering from certain yoga injuries and her passion is not to treat them either educate them, what should they do to recover by themselves.

Also she met the people who was suffering by certain condition like Parkinson, Postural abnormalities, Alzheimer, Arthritis & back issue. Then she started a unit of a subject for them, to educate them to deal with the conditions by themselves. A small plan have been started of self Myofascial release therapy with combination of Yin yoga and deal with yoga injuries  and certain conditions along with first-aid and rehabilitation in Rishikesh. On 2017 she started teaching Yoga Anatomy with Physio-yoga therapy. By this small unit she found people are much aware about physio-yoga and general aids. She works on breathing techniques for certain breathing disorders like Asthma, Bronchitis and Dyspnea etc. Her mission is sustainable Physio-yoga for all.

Rakesh Shah

Rakesh is from the background of science - technology. His subjects were Anatomy, Physiology, naturopathy and Ayurveda. Rakesh believes that ancient Ayurveda is the knowledge, using it everyone can get the healthy body and calm mind. Ayurveda and others related subjects were originated in India so the best place to learn yoga anatomy, physiology and Ayurveda is India. Rakesh is a very practical teacher not just because of science background but also he has some unique experience of his teaching, he has 3years of experience.

His achievements :

  • Diploma in Anatomy & Physiology(Anand Institute, Hyderabad) and
  • Diploma in Ayurveda
  • Diploma in Yoga and Naturopathy (Gurukul Kangri,Haridwar)
  • Diploma in Yoga (Uttarakhand University).

His inspiration quote is: Scan your body joining the course, get print out of bad things and recover it by yourself after learning.