Samir Lal

New York, NY
United States
Average: 4.9 of 5 stars

73 Reviews

I am a Hatha Yoga teacher trained at Isha foundation in Coimbatore, India.
I was introduced to meditation/yoga over a decade ago and since then its been part of my life. In 2014 i decided to go to the Isha School of Hatha Yoga, India to get trained on becoming a certified Hatha Yoga teacher. During the 6 months of rigorous training at Isha Hatha Yoga school, I participated in almost 2000 hours of training & learnt many profound practices including Yogasanas, Surya Kriya, UPA Yoga, Angamardhana & many more .

Yogasanas (unlike exercises) are very subtle processes of manipulating your energy in a certain direction which help in taking charge of your life by transforming your body and mind into a new possibility in your life.

Surya Kriya is a potent yogic practice of tremendous antiquity, designed as a holistic process for health, wellness, and complete inner well-being.

Angamardhana , another practice, is a phenomenally powerful system that exercises both the physical and energy body & learnt many other profound practices for well-being.

You can learn more about other practices at my website at and request you come to any of the workshops.

During my weekdays, i spend time towards planning South Asian Theater Production in New York City & also assist people in finding their passion/job & during transit you can find me reading a newly found book.

My weekends are available for offering classes in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut.

I encourage you to sign up on the website at yoganebulaDOTcom to keep yourself up to date about the upcoming classes and can also like the page at facebookDOTcom/yoganebula

Thank you
Samir Lal
* contact AT YogaNebula DOT com (preferred)


Average: 4.9 of 5 stars

73 Reviews

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Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
great instructor!!

Samir is very considerate and friendly. Great attention to details

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Pay as you wish session

I went for a whole day work shop of Surya Kriya. Samir provided a very comfortable and safe venue for e the class. I enjoyed a lot and it is great to learn the new yoga routine from him

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Surya Riya

I attended Surya Kriya class in March 2022 with Samir at Hillsborough. I am so grateful to Samir for offering Surya Kriya in NJ/NY area. I had been wanting to attend Surya Kriya for the past three years. When I went for the class, the day before 2-3 people had cancelled and It was only two of us who would be taking the class. Samir was committed and didn’t cancel the class and spent a whole day teaching just two of us. Samir teaches the Kriya with great attention and care.


He observes your practices in every steps and gives corrections. He would only move on to the next step after making sure you absolutely understood and can perform the steps he has taught. I have attended other programs at Isha Institute of Inner Sciences in TN and found no difference in teaching method of Samir as he is trained at Isha, India. Samir reached out even after the class was over and provided his contact information if there were any questions or concerns and has invited to return for Kriya review/support at any time. To teach the Kriya of 21 minutes, Samir spent ~7-8 hours. You will find many Yoga/Kriya classes and many teachers but the dedication Isha teachers have is rare to find. Samir is a gem who has dedicated his time to teach practices that would uplift your energies and spiritual practices. I am looking forward to continuing my practices and will forever be eternally grateful to Samir.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

Hasha Yoga is not for everyone, as it takes time, dedication and some discomfort, as with anything that is new. Samir Lal is however, a real teacher in the Arts, and knows how to guide you. You should have no hesitation in taking a class with him.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
A compassionate teacher

From the first time I reached out to the organization - Samir has been very thoughtful and quick to respond. I walked into class feeling confident and supported and all I had to do was watch Samir and ask as many questions as I wanted. When I left his class I felt confident about going home and doing the work on my own. It was a pleasure to be in his company. Samir is amazing.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Fantastic Hatha Yoga Teacher

Samir was absolutely great. He conducted the class at the right pace and gave personal attention to each and every person. He spent sufficient amount of time answering questions and brought complete clarity about the practice.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Good experience

Learnt Angamardana from Samir, he was an extremely courteous, friendly and patient teacher. Good knowledge of the subject and frequently corrected student postures to make sure we're doing it right.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Excellent teacher

Classes follow an excellent rhythm of explaining, demonstrating with video, guiding through visualization, and enabling us time to do the full technique and then giving excellent and observant feedback. (EDGE technique).

I very solidly learned the technique after the workshop and am thankful to have had a teacher who went through such rigorous traditional training.

Studio and space was excellent.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

I have attended a day long workshop with Samir Lal for Angamardhana. Even though it was a short amount of time, to learn this practice, with his guidance I was able to learn the sequence of postures. His correction of the postures were also very helpful. After just practicing for one day I can already feel the positive affects of this practice on me. I am very grateful for this opportunity to learn from Samir.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Surya Kriya Workshop Experience

I attended the Surya Kriya workshop in January 2022. In the past, I learned Yoga from a couple of teachers and thought it would be similar, but it was different for good. What I liked most was the feedback. When we practiced, Samir carefully observed everyone, made notes of corrections, and then gave feedback. He made us practice several times implementing the modifications. At the end of the workshop, he gave a handout that had detailed instructions.


He reviewed it with us and ensured we didn't have any doubts. I am so happy that I got in touch with Samir and planned to learn as many things as possible. In short, he is a committed and dedicated teacher.

Other things I noticed were,
- He seems to have a low tolerance for people who are not committed and not on time
- I sensed the teaching hall filled with positive energy and a pleasant aura

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

I recommend everyone to take a lesson with Yoga Nebula. It is a conducive atmosphere that aids in spiritual growth. The intricacy of the whole lesson is phenomenal. It is also safe and guidelines are comprehensible. Samir is also down to earth and makes the experience even more positive. All in all, I would recommend anyone to take a lesson no matter your experience level with yoga.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
amazing experience

Samir Lal created a warm welcoming environment for us to receive the session and practices. He was patient, kind, and helpful making the overall experience a memorable and exciting process. I highly recommend working under the guidance of Samir!

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

I learned Angamardhana (an ancient form of yoga workout) from Samir Lal, a highly experienced Yoga practitioner/teacher rigorously trained from Isha School of Hatha Yoga.

Angamardhana, due to its complexity, is a bit overwhelming at first but it was taught or rather transmitted most authentically with all the necessary preparatory steps, precautions, and corrections. After just one week of practice, I was able to see the changes in the body and energy system. I can now get into the asanas with much ease! I thank Samir for the care and individual attention he has paid in helping me get it right! I highly recommend Samir's Classical Hatha Yoga workshops to everyone interested in authentic yoga.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Surya Kriya

I had only ever taken hour-ish long yoga classes in the past. Learning the process of Surya Kriya, a 7 hour workshop, was a positive experience. Samir gave specific feedback for each student frequently. He answered questions thoroughly. What I appreciate specifically about this practice is its formality. There is a specific way to practice this yoga, whereas in typical classes different teachers show different approaches and styles.


Also, Samir has been very helpful with answering questions that have come up several days after taking the class, and encourages us to continue asking questions if needed. I have been practicing Surya Kriya every day for only a short while and can not speak to the long term effects, but so far, I feel very *good* after doing it and throughout the day.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Amazing class

I learned Surya Kriya from Samir. It was

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Surya Kriya session

Had a good experience learning Surya Kriya from Samir. Samir is very friendly, experienced trainer helped learn Surya Kriya with ease. He promptly corrected my yoga postures and helped in making me understand yoga postures done the right way - which made practicing at home more comfortable. Thank you Samir! Looking fwd to learning more from you!

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
True yoga. True Holism.

You cannot help but respect Samir Lal. So dedicated to explaining to us busy Westerners what is important, why it is important, and keeping us focused on perfecting the simplest aspects. What I learned from him is a precious gem that is changing my life.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Loved this workshop!

I loved Samir’s workshop! It was so informative. I’ve never taken a yoga workshop where the instructor gave so many notes and adjustments. Can’t wait to do another one!

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

Beautiful, profound and potent practices taught by a highly trained Isha Hatha yoga teacher. If transformation in any or every way is a priority of yours at all- Isha Is the place to start and Samir is very qualified and capable teacher.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Samir is Awesome

Samir helped me out tremendously during the session. I had many questions and Samir answered them keenly and kindly. He made several astute observations of my practice that helped me improve at tremendous speed. An otherwise intimidating yoga process became tangible and not only approachable but fun. Samir helped create a fun and trans-formative environment.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Genuine. Dedicated. Professional.

Samir is a teacher who genuinely wants his students to learn and implement the practice in their daily lives. He is truly devoted to giving his students a worthy experience.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Bhuta Shuddhi

Namaskaram, I recently participated in Samir's Bhuta Shuddhi workshop, and it was very invigorating and intoxicating. I loved how intimate and personal the session was. It was warm and welcoming and Samir even helped me fine tune my surya kriya at no charge after the Bhuta shuddi workshop what a great guy with a lot of hospitality and an awesome teacher. Furthermore, I can already sense a shift in me since the workshop and the practice is extremely powerful and divine you can literally feel it's sacredness while performing the act, and it sticks with you, it is amazing.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Surya Kriya

Very good class! Samir answers any questions you might have and offers adjustment after each practice.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Higher dimensions of energy

I just completed Yogasanas with Yoga Nebula. It has been an incredible experience.
I'm grateful that I got the chance to learn classical Hatha Yoga right here in Manhattan.
Hatha Yoga is more than just a physical exercise. The team consisting of Samir, Arti and Chris has done a great job at creating the right setting in which we could learn.
Arti explained and guided each pose so I never felt lost even when the poses were very challenging, Chris demonstrated each pose while Samir corrected our practices.
I'm excited to add these new poses to my daily yoga routine.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Samir review

Very good class. Good Yoga teacher.