Swami Gopal Sharma started his quest for yoga at the age of 12. His deep interest in yoga and allied sciences resulted in a profound dedication to this subject.
For 10 years, he served and followed the Great master of Yoga Sahi Swami Ji and Swami Vedananda Ji from Santamat and Sw. Sataynanda (Bihar school). His pure dedication towards yoga drew him closer to the spiritual gurus who had immense knowledge of yoga philosophy.
After 10 years under Sahi swami Ji he started his journey to Rishikesh and there he dwelt in the company of the great Swami Dayanand Saraswati, an internationally renowned Vedanta and Sanskrit teacher. Swami Gopal Ji was under the great guidance of Swami Dayanand Ji for 3.5 years. During this time he received profound knowledge of the Upanishads, Sanskrit, Vedic chanting and the ancient Indian traditions.
In 2004, Gopal Ji joined Swami Vivekananda Yoga University. There he completed a Diploma course as a Yoga Instructor as well as a Certificate in Yogic Science including Yoga Therapy. He has treated critical illness including Back pain, cervical spondylosis, diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity and stress disorders. Gopal Swamiji continues to attend yoga programs to give lectures on Yoga philosophy and practice. He teaches Hatha yoga, Ashtanga yoga, Sivananda yoga, Mantra yoga as well as Nada Yoga in Rishikesh, Dharamsala, Goa, Bodhgaya, Haridwar, Varanasi, Udaipur, Varkala in Kerala other parts of India and abroad. He also continues to pursue an extensive study of the ancient Indian heritage of the Vedas, Vedanta, the Upanishads and the Gita.
His simplicity and living yoga as a lifestyle further proves his dedication to Yoga.
Ganga Yoga Academy is one of the prestigious and reputed institution of Yoga recognized by Yoga Alliance USA as registered Yoga school.
Yoga Teacher Training courses and Yoga & Meditation Retreats are conducted under professional guidance of qualified and experienced Yoga masters who are dedicated to deliver authentic Yoga teachings.
Well ventilated shared and private rooms with ensuite bathroom that have western lifestyle facilities are provided by Ganga Yoga Academy. The participants are served nutritious organic food to keep them active and motivated. 24x7 Wi-Fi connectivity is also available within the school premises.n
Our school is located in an ancient spiritual city of Rishikesh which is situated at the foothills of Himalaya Mountain in the presence of holy river Ganges. The location is one of the best Yoga destinations preferred