"A strong team can provide support, diversity, creativity, and growth opportunities for the school. Each team member brings unique skills and expertise that can help ensure the school runs smoothly and effectively. Additionally, having a diverse team can create a more inclusive and welcoming environment for students."

Sunshine Yoga School is a prestigious Government Registered Yoga School, operating as a Non-Profitable Charitable Organization, authorized under the Indian Government Act 1860 for Societies. Situated in the revered city of Rishikesh, renowned as the Yoga capital of the world, our school embodies a commitment to providing exceptional yoga education.

We proudly conduct comprehensive 100/200/300/500-hour yoga teacher training courses, meticulously designed to cater to aspiring yoga practitioners. Our school holds the distinction of offering professional certificates registered with both the esteemed Yoga Alliance, USA, and the esteemed Yoga Alliance International, India.

At Sunshine Yoga School, we specialize in delivering 200-hour residential hatha yoga teacher training programs, duly recognized by Yoga Alliance USA. Through this immersive course, spanning 200 hours, you will embark on a transformative journey delving into various facets of yogic science. Upon completion, you will earn the esteemed title of a registered yoga teacher (RYT 200), empowering you to guide others on their yogic path. This program not only enhances your personal life but also equips you with the knowledge and skills to positively impact the lives of others.

Join Sunshine Yoga School to unlock a new realm of possibilities in the realm of yoga, as we guide you towards self-discovery and empower you to enrich the lives of others through the profound teachings of this ancient practice.

Our Teachers

Manoj "Manu" Rawat

Founder & Director, Sunshine Yoga School, Rishikesh

Manoj Rawat, known as “Manu,” is a highly qualified individual in the field of yoga and holistic wellness. As the Founder and Director of Sunshine Yoga School in Rishikesh, his credentials are a testament to his dedication and expertise. His journey began at the renowned “Vedic Research Institute Kanvashram”” in Uttarakhand, where he studied from June 2008 to March 2011. He then continued his studies focusing on Yog Darshan (Yoga Sutra of Maharishi Patanjali) under the guidance of Shri Swami Ananda Vesh ji at the “Vishwa Shanti (world peace) Mission ” ashram for two years. Expanding his knowledge and skill set, he studied Iyengar Yoga at the acclaimed “Yoga Study Center” in Rishikesh from January to June in 2009. In the same year, he deepened his understanding of Acupressure at the “Jee HelpLine Training & Treatment Center.” Finally, he further enriched his knowledge by studying Ayurveda at the prestigious “Vishwanath Ayurveda Research & Development Foundation” in Rishikesh.

 With a passion for sharing his knowledge, Manu taught yoga classes and workshops at various establishments, including “High Bank Peasant Cottage” in Rishikesh, and Spirit Yoga Studio, Community centre, and charity events in Japan (Osaka) for a number of years. In 2015, he realised his vision and opened Sunshine Yoga School in Rishikesh, in order to continue spreading the transformative power of yoga. He holds multiple qualification certificates, including International Yoga & Therapist, Acupressure Therapist, and Ayurvedic Therapist. These certifications reflect his passion and dedication to holistic healing and his ability to integrate various modalities into his teaching at Sunshine Yoga School. Manu and his wife now continue to inspire and guide individuals on their wellness journeys through Yoga classes and trainings at Sunshine Yoga School.

Mari "Mayuri" Miyazaki

Assistant Director, Sunshine Yoga School, Rishikesh

Mari “Mayuri” Miyazaki is an integral part of the Sunshine Yoga School in Rishikesh, serving as the Assistant Director. She studied the discipline of Hatha Yoga with dedication for 5 years, honing her expertise and deepening her understanding. Her passion and commitment led her to share her knowledge as a Hatha Yoga instructor for two years before she subsequently served as an assistant to Manoj Rawat. Mayuri continues to work alongside her husband Manu in Yoga training and workshops, further strengthening their shared vision and commitment to the practice and teachings of yoga. 

Mayuri holds a prestigious 500-hour Level qualification certificate from Yoga Alliance International (YAI), India. With her extensive experience and profound understanding of Hatha Yoga, Mayuri plays an instrumental role in guiding students at Sunshine Yoga School. Her warm presence and unwavering commitment to the practice create a supportive and transformative learning environment, fostering growth and personal development for all who learn with her guidance.

Guru Buddhi Prakash Ji

Meditation & Philosophy Teacher

Guru Buddhi Prakash Ji, a revered Meditation & Philosophy Teacher, possesses remarkable experience that shows his profound wisdom on the subject. With an M.A. degree in Hindi Literature and Yoga Philosophy, he combines academic expertise with the wisdom of his own experiences. At the age of 7, he experienced Samadhi and had a vivid vision of his past life in the Himalayas, setting the stage for his spiritual journey. Later in life, he pursued his higher education from Agra and Haridwar Universities, further enriching his understanding of yoga and philosophy. Initiated into the Shankaracharya Tradition under the guidance of his Master, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Guru Buddhi Prakash Ji spent several years practising Transcendental Meditation and delving deep into his spiritual path. He dedicated years of intense practice in a cave located in the Uttarkashi Himalayas, deepening his connection to higher consciousness.

With over 40 years of teaching experience in Yoga and Indian Philosophy, Guru Buddhi Prakash Ji has shared his wisdom globally, serving as a guest teacher at Om Shanti Om Yoga Ashram and conducting seminars in Rishikesh and various parts of India. In recognition of his contributions, he was honoured with the prestigious Yash Bharti Award in 2015 by the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Government. His teachings and insights continue to inspire and guide seekers on their spiritual paths and leave a lasting impact.

Anand Thapa Ji

Anatomy Teacher

Anand Thapa Ji, our valued Anatomy Teacher, graduated with a B.Sc. degree from H.N. B Garhwal University. Under the guidance of his teacher, Swami Ramji, he embarked on a transformative journey to learn and master the art of yoga. His deep and scientific study into yoga has allowed him to delve into the intricacies of this ancient practice. With a passion for research, he has explored innovative ways of implementing yoga in daily life, uncovering its profound benefits for holistic well-being.  Since 2015, Anand Thapa Ji has been imparting his knowledge as a Yoga Anatomy teacher at Sunshine Yoga School. With Anand Thapa Ji’s guidance, students can gain a comprehensive understanding of the human anatomy in relation to yoga practice. His ability to break down intricate concepts enables students to grasp and apply anatomical knowledge, deepening their understanding of the physical and energetic aspects of yoga. Through his teachings, students can unlock a deeper connection to their bodies and enhance their practice with an informed and anatomically conscious approach.

Deepak Semwal Ji

Yoga Instructor

Yogacharya Deepak Semwal, was born in North Himalaya, Rishikesh, the revered global yoga capital. Guided by his esteemed grandfather, Acharya Mukund Ram Maithani, a renowned astrologer and priest, Yogi Deepak Semwal gained profound wisdom into the nature of astrology. He pursued his Sanskrit education at Gurukul Shri Darshan Maha Vidyalaya, and embraced yoga, meditation, and rituals from a young age. He also earned a master’s degree in Indian Philosophy and Indian Literature from Sampurnanda Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Varanasi, India. Deepak Semwal further deepened his knowledge under the benevolent guidance of his Guruji, Shri Jay Krishna Semwalji. With expertise in horoscope analysis and an understanding of the celestial impact on the human body, he offers invaluable insights as a teacher at Sunshine Yoga School.


Our Support Team

Tanay Nandi

Course Coordinator & IT

Dedicated to crafting exceptional experiences, Tanay merges customer relations expertise with event coordination finesse. With a knack for empathetic communication, he excels in understanding needs, resolving inquiries, and nurturing lasting loyalty. His event coordination prowess encompasses design flair, meticulous planning, and seamless execution. He’s adept at vendor negotiation, timeline management, and transforming concepts into captivating realities.

Driven by a passion for innovation and excellence, he relishs challenges as opportunities to learn and grow. His adaptable nature ensures he thrives in dynamic settings, consistently delivering memorable occasions that align with organizational goals. Through the synergy of customer-centricity and event coordination, he’s committed to creating impactful moments and fostering enduring relationships.