Surinder Singh was born and raised in Punjab, India and moved to Rishikesh in 1994 with his family.  With fond memories of his mother’s devotion to spirituality, and a need for some peace and relaxation, Surinder was in search of a balance to his successful engineering career. He began to practice yoga under the guidance of Swami Dharmananda Ji.  Surinder wanted to further his yogic education and headed to Pune where he studied at Kaivalya Dham (Lonavala), a school certified by the International Yoga Alliance.

Finding his true calling in life, Surinder chose to give up his career as an engineer to start teaching full-time.  Over the last twelve years, this inspirational instructor has developed his own teaching style that can be described as mainly Hatha with some Iyengar influences.  His uncanny ability to accommodate students of all levels, from beginners to teachers, is what keeps his classes full but it is his powerfully melodic presence, and his heart-centered classes that keep his international students coming back year after year.

Surinder’s goals are not only to develop an even deeper awareness of his own spirituality, but to share and inspire others to grow in their own yoga, meditation, and spiritual lives.

Check out the yoga classes in Rishikesh taught by Surinder!


  1. Ambiká said,

    June 7, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    Hello Surinder! a friend of mine recomend you classes and i saw your videos in youtube. I really like! Are you do yoga classes during july and octhober. I´ll be in India during this 3 months.
    Thanks a lot!

  2. Fernando Rosati said,

    July 3, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    Hello Surinder!!

    I´m wondering if you ever come to Madrid to share your teachings.

    Hugs from sunny Madrid.


  3. July 19, 2012 at 8:47 am

    Surinder Ji,
    you do touch your students hearts and you are a wonderful gift to all on the path, form beginner to teacher. very unique and very heartful.
    you are always present.
    big warm hug

    • irus42 said,

      August 9, 2012 at 10:35 am

      Dear Diana ji
      Namaste ji

      Dear how r u? So nice to see u. Dear now I know how to open my WordPress account, ha ha ha ha.
      Dear thanks for your words, god bless both of us, of course everyone too.
      I m in Moscow, how is in Switzerland?

      Warm hug

  4. Anto said,

    October 3, 2012 at 4:30 am

    Namaste Surinder,

    I hope this message finds you well.

    I will be in Rishikesh in 2 weeks time ( mid october 2012) and I would love to attend your classes. Are you still teaching?

    Also, do you offer yoga teachers training?

    I’ve heard amazing things about you and your classes and I look forward to meeting you.

    Warm regards,


    • irus42 said,

      October 3, 2012 at 4:52 pm

      dear antonella ji
      namaste ji

      dear your welcome, i would to share with u as much as possible.
      warm regards

      namaste ji

  5. Anto said,

    October 8, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    Namaste Surinder,
    Thank you. I’ll see you in a week then!
    Be well.

    • irus42 said,

      October 9, 2012 at 8:19 am

      namaste ji

      your welcome


    • irus42 said,

      November 5, 2012 at 3:58 pm

      dear anto ji
      namaste ji

      dear how r u? i hope your pain would b fine with in 2 or 3 days,
      but dear b careful
      warm big hug

  6. Sarah Vance said,

    November 28, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    Namaste Surinder,

    I don’t know if you remember me but I was in Rishekesh in Aug 2006. My friend Laura and I studied with you for about a month. I was stung my a scorpion and ended up in the hospital while there. You came to the hospital and took care of me. I wanted to say thank you and I have never forgotten the kindness you have shown me or the lessons you have taught me. I think of you often even six years later. I hope one day to return to Rishekesh to study with you again.
    I hope this message finds you well. Take care.
    Hugs, Sarah

    • irus42 said,

      December 6, 2012 at 11:46 am

      namaste ji

      dear so nice to hear from u after long time.
      of course i know very well. dear how u can imagine i forget, ha ha ha ha, no way dear.
      dear that was my duty, that i have to do dear.

      thanks dear u keeping me in your mind.
      right now i m in moscow, but soon going back to india.

      so when is your plan to visit?

      dear with all my good wishes and warm regards
      take care
      namaste ji

  7. sam jones said,

    January 16, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    Aah Surinder. You are one of my favourite yoga teachers. A true inspiration.

    Thank you!!

    • irus42 said,

      January 19, 2013 at 4:41 pm

      dear sam ji
      namaste ji

      dear nice to hear from u after long long time.
      and thanks for your kind appreciation dear.
      yes dear i m giving teacher training, your most welcome u can join any time.

      in sept 2012 i was in tokyo for 3 days. i came to korea for yoga conference and then move to japan for few days.
      sorry dear i did not know u were in tokoyo.

      how r u dear???

      take care dear

      warm hug
      namaste ji

      • sam jones said,

        January 23, 2013 at 4:36 am

        Namste Surrinder,

        I’m good thank you. Ive been back in South Africa for the last few months but will be moving to Taiwan (Kaohsiung) in May 2013. Hopefully I will come to India in December so I will keep in touch.
        I would love to do your teacher training, thank you.

        I hope you are well and happy too.
        Blessings and lots of love & light from South Africa

      • irus42 said,

        January 24, 2013 at 4:12 pm

        dear sam ji
        namaste ji

        nice to hear, how r u?
        good dear, looking forward to see u on dec

        warm regards
        namaste ji

  8. Jen said,

    April 4, 2013 at 5:47 am

    Hi surinder,

    Do you teach any private classes?


    • irus42 said,

      April 5, 2013 at 4:05 pm

      dear jen ji
      namaste ji

      dear i can teach, tell me in which area u want to work in yoga?
      i mean in specific area of yoga???????

      namaste ji

  9. Alex Lopez said,

    June 18, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    Hello Surinder,

    Are you still teaching in Rishikesh for the rest of June / July? If so, please could you let me know when/where as I went to Raj Palace but they now have different teacher! Thank you.

    • irus42 said,

      June 25, 2013 at 4:53 pm

      dear alex ji
      i m back to rishikesh now, soon going to start yoga lesson.
      about place tell u later on

      warm rwegards
      namaste ji

  10. Alex Lopez said,

    June 18, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    Hello Surinder,

    Are you still teaching in Rishikesh for the rest of June / July? If so, please could you let me know when/where as I went to Raj Palace but they now have different teacher! Thank you.

  11. Vicky Gallimore said,

    October 16, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    Namaste Surinder…. Do you teach a YTTC course? I experienced your classes this year… And am looking to further my teaching style… With more alignment in my classes…. I will be back there Feb, Marcg. April time next year.

    Thank you Ji

  12. SUPRIYA said,

    March 26, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    Hi Surinder Ji,

    Hope you are doing well. Will you be conducting yoga classes in the April or May in Rishikesh? Heard so many great things about your classes and this has generated lot of interest and enthusiasm in me to experience and learn.
    I will be coming to Rishikesh in April. Please let me know if you are around.


    • irus42 said,

      March 28, 2014 at 4:45 pm

      namaste ji
      thanks for your kind appreciation, next course going to start on 1st of april.
      warm regards, namaste ji

  13. SUPRIYA said,

    March 28, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    Thanks so much for the response, really appreciate it. I am reaching Rishkesh on April 9th. What is the possibility of attending the next classes?


  14. Olesya said,

    April 4, 2014 at 6:03 am

    Dear Surinder, Namaste!

    Will u have teacher training this summer? Can I find a schedule anywhere?

    Have a good day.

    • Pat Feetham said,

      April 6, 2014 at 5:54 am

      Hi Surinder,

      I plan to see you again this coming winter and wondered whether you finished your ashram that was being built when I was with you? Trusting you are well and happy as always.


      Sent from my iPad


      • irus42 said,

        April 6, 2014 at 4:33 pm

        namaste ji
        thanks for good wishes, yes its almost finished and your welcome too
        i m fine doing well as well,
        how r u?
        warm regards

  15. Rinku suri said,

    April 4, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    Dear Surinder jee … Is there a yoga course in the month of May 2014 with you in rishikesh .. If yes do share the dates with me please n also your contact info … My email address is …. Namaste

  16. Alex Lopez said,

    April 6, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    Namaste Surinder. Just a quick question please – will you be offering drop-in classes during the months of May and June in Rishikesh? Hope all is well! Alex

  17. Patrick said,

    April 6, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    I am doing great. Much deeper into yoga now and teaching. Sonia recommended me to you and I think you are the ultimate guru to aspire to so def plan to see you again. We saw the newly enlightened one at the festival that year but i thought you were just as good when I eventually saw him on the Sunday you rested. We will meet again, that is for sure. Nameste.


  18. Cailin said,

    April 19, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    Surinder Ji,

    So many fond memories of you and your wonderful classes. Will you be teaching any teacher trainings this upcoming year? Are there any months that you will not be in rishikesh teaching? Looking forward to getting back into your classroom!


    • irus42 said,

      May 1, 2014 at 4:25 pm

      dear ji, namaste
      dear ji, your most welcome to join us.
      i hope i will make few teacher trasining in coming month. but daytes stuill not sure, BUT SOON I WILL FIX IT.
      sorry for this kind of reply
      warm regards ji
      namaste ji

  19. gisela said,

    May 8, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    Hi surinder,I want to take clases with you again,where and what time are the clases? Thanks. Gigi.

    • irus42 said,

      May 9, 2014 at 6:09 am

      dear ji, namaste
      classes going on at SWASTIYOGASHALA , village JOANK , Swargashram. Behind Hospital MATESHWARI (part of Gita Ashram).
      time 8 am and 5 pm. your most welcome
      warm regards, namaste ji

  20. Flora Merindol said,

    May 31, 2014 at 8:03 am

    Namaste Surinder!

    I was wondering if you are teaching on Sundays, specifically tomorrow (June 1st)? My friend told me I must take your class while in Rishikesh. I am taking a yoga teacher training course and only have Sundays free.
    Thanks for your reply!

    • irus42 said,

      May 31, 2014 at 10:17 am

      namaste ji
      in general i dont give lesson on sunday, but if u want to little talk or practice some asanas, then call me at +91 9897 99 4863.
      so we can arrange time to see .
      warm regards, namaste

  21. Rupa said,

    June 3, 2014 at 9:10 am

    Surinderji my friends and 1 (11 of us) are coming to Rishikesh on 24th to 27th Oct. We are staying in a guesthouse in Laxmanjhula. We wanted to have a yoga instructor over for 3 days to take session with us. Can you please advice?

    • irus42 said,

      June 6, 2014 at 9:45 am

      dear ji namaste
      your most welcome, sorry dear i could not understand, DO YOU NEED YOGA TEACHER????????????? or YOGA from/with ME?????????
      how many hour yoga practice?????????
      if u need other teacher, then i can check and inform to you,
      warm regards, namaste ji

  22. nuria said,

    June 16, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    i would like to know if you are going to be in rishikesh on july and august, as i woud like to come for yoga

    • irus42 said,

      June 17, 2014 at 5:27 pm

      namaste ji
      till 16th july i m in rishikesh, AFTER I WILL BE BACK ON 4th AUGUST.
      your most welcome ji
      namaste ji

      • nuria said,

        June 25, 2014 at 10:33 pm

        namaste ji
        while you are not in rishikesh can you recomend me any other place where to go?
        thanks again

      • irus42 said,

        June 26, 2014 at 1:51 am

        namaste, rishikesh known for yoga hub, so many places yoga classes going on, its depends on your choice????????????
        warm regards

  23. nuria said,

    June 27, 2014 at 10:17 am

    namaste ji
    this i know what i would like its if you can recomend some place, as someone recomend you to me.
    i want to do yoga, but i dont want to stay in ashram just doing a master course, my idea is to do ioga 2 or 3 hours every day.

  24. Dean Kessler said,

    July 5, 2014 at 10:38 am

    Namaste ji
    my name is Dean Tsuyoshi Kessler from Japan.
    i have question and need ask to you something.
    i realy like to join your next TTC from 8/7.
    but i can’t be there at 8/7.i can reach there at 8/9
    i know this is ridiculous asking. but i realy realy want to take your TTC.
    i realy want to learn from you.
    i will study hard. i will keep your rule of your TTC.
    so please please let me in!!
    if its possible,i can make it long 2days more.
    i hope you will accept me.
    please give me back your reply.
    thank you so much.

    • irus42 said,

      July 6, 2014 at 9:10 am

      namaste ji
      your most welcome and you can join us after 2 days, its fine. first day we just opening ceremony with PUJA and introduction, next day we start our course, so do not worry about this, your most welcome.
      warm regards
      namaste ji

  25. Ivana Cabrera said,

    August 10, 2014 at 10:31 am

    Dear Surinder , namaste

    Is there a yoga course TTC 200 hrs in Feb/Mar 2015 with you in rishikesh .. If yes do share the dates with me please and your contact inf
    tnahk you very much
    best regards

  26. Vanessa said,

    August 14, 2014 at 8:19 am

    Namaste Surinder! Are you in Rishikesh now?! I want do classes with you :) Thanks and love! Vanessa

    • irus42 said,

      August 14, 2014 at 5:34 pm

      namaste ji
      yes dear ji, i m in rishikesh, your welcome ji
      warm regards namaste ji

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