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Manali Yogashala

Manali Yogashala is a Yoga & Movement Studio nestled in the heart of Indian Himalayas. The Shala is located in village Vashisht (Himachal Pradesh), well known for its natural hot water springs and a spectacular view of the snow clad mountains surrounding from all sides. Away from the hectic lifestyle of the city streets, the Shala provides you a peaceful environment to indulge into your daily Yoga Practice guided by our experienced teachers. Our classes offer students the opportunity to dive into the depths of Asana, Pranayama, Dhyana and an unified exploration of the human body through Movement. These practices are moulded as per the needs of the time by imparting an ancient wisdom with a contemporary approach. At Manali Yogashala we teach an evolution of Yoga developed by Yogi Rajat Thakur.

Rajat Thakur

Rajat Thakur

'Yoga is not just a Work-Out, rather a Work-In'

Founder of Manali Yogashala, Yogi Rajat Thakur is based out of Manali. He grew up in the Himalayas and his love for the mountains raised him as a Climber, Skier and a Mountain Guide. It was in his Mountain Expeditions that he started teaching Yoga to the ones having a hard time acclimatising to the harsh Himalayan environment.

Having an intimate experience in various traditions of Yoga, Physical Disciplines and an inclination towards Spirituality, Anatomy and Psychology, Rajat is a uniquely equipped Yoga Teacher for the modern times.

His analytical research and background in Hatha Yoga, Yoga Therapy, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Iyengar Yoga and Movement Culture, enables him to blend aspects from each of these forms and dispense them dynamically at the Manali Yogashala.

Yoga Classes

Cultivate tranquility, mobility and longevity with the power of Yoga.


  • Mondays are closed


  • Mondays are closed


  • Mondays are closed


  • Mondays are closed


Bringing You The Ultimate Yoga Course

Experience a unique fusion of online and on-floor learning with us as we delve into the fascinating world of functional anatomy & biomechanics underpinning Yoga and human body movements.

Simultaneously, uncover the layers of our being, cultivating a deeper understanding of the spiritual dimensions interwoven within Asana, Pranayama and Dhyan. Join us in this enlightening voyage toward holistic well-being and comprehending the body's remarkable design and capabilities.


Nothing gives us more joy and purpose than being able to share the light of Yoga & Movement with our students. Starting your practice at Manali Yogashala means moving towards a higher possibility. No matter if you are new to the practice or already a practitioner, our classes will provide you tools that establish better physical & psychological health through Yoga and Movement. Our teaching is not just based out of one specific style of Yoga, rather it’s a versatile blend of components taken from a plethora of physical disciplines and different traditions of Yoga that meet the needs of the time & individuals. Your Practice at Manali Yogashala takes place in a serene location in the Himalayas which is a time of self exploration and transformation. We gradually work towards achieving mastery over the body and mind, building strength, balance & mobility as we reach an elevated state of consciousness for a spiritual purpose.

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Why choose Manali Yogashala

We are literally located in the midst of Himalayan ranges soaring above 19000fts.

Our Shala resides in Vashisht village, famed for its natural hot water baths. This serene place holds historical significance as Sage Vashisht, the author of Yogvashishtha, meditated here, sanctifying this location.

We understand the true values, tradition and philosophy that encompasses Yoga and its various branches.

We possess a comprehensive grasp of human anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics, setting us apart from the regular practice regimes.

Our teachers here don’t just guide you on the mat but also prepare you for your Sadhana off the mat.

We have cured, healed and transformed thousands of patients and students around the globe.

Our classes offer a diverse fusion of yoga styles, carefully curated to extract the most beneficial components tailored specifically for your needs.

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Align yourself with the cosmic geometry as you learn the right adjustment & alignment of Yoga postures.
Harness the therapeutic power of Yoga and Movement to manage pain, recover from injuries, and address lifestyle disorders.
Grow together in a community of like minded individuals. Become a member of our yoga family here in the Himalayas.
Experience deeper dimensions of your being through the sacred ancient practices of Pranayama, Kriya, and Bandha.
From sticks to belts, block to ropes, use various props to gently enhance and deepen your practice.
Develop your knowledge of functional anatomy and biomechanics underpinning Yoga & Movement.
Enhance flexibility, strength and balance while you become more centred and aware.
The view from Manali Yogashala after a fresh spell of snowfall.




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