Samir Lal

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

61 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

61 Reviews

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Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Surya Kriya Retaker

Samir is an excellent teacher. He listens and explains everything that is needed to know when it comes to the practices.


During my retake session, I knew I've made a good decision coming back to him for the reatake. Even though I live in NY, my friends and I have drove to NJ to see Samir. Since Surya Kriya was introduced to me by Samir, I felt like I have to go back to Samir and retake it only with him. I've seen other teachers ( also very good one), however, Samir's teaching is enjoyable, he is very nice, he repeated the steps to us multiple times; at some point I felt sorry for him 🙈, and it did not seem like he is bothered by saying same thing over and over again (much appreciated, I remember every step by heart ❤). Additionally, Samir never showed / reacted badly to any of our questions, he took it seriously and always answered politely with passion and empathy.
Thank you Samir for being awesome😊!!!
Warm regards,

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.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Isha Yoga Complete

Took the yoga created by Sadhguru, and it was delivered just how it was supposed to be delivered. I took Yogasanas and Bhastrika with Yoga Nebula and am super happy with what I got out of it. I'll take a class with them again when I am ready to learn more

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Great experience

This is how I want to spend every day of my life; in yoga.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Great teacher

Very patient and corrects the postures in minute details

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Yoga Trail - Surya Kriya and Yogasanas

The whole session was well organized and conducted. It was surprising to know even Yoga can be calming and soothing. Overall the program was awesome, thanks to the teachers who were very inspiring and energizing

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Respect and appreciation

Thank you Samir for reminding me to make my practice become an integrated experience rather than depending on notes. I shall remember your words of wisdom and encouragement. Blessings, Jo

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Very Experienced Teacher

It was a pleasure to take Samir's Hata Yoga Class. He was dedicated to providing the utmost optimal environment for his students and determined to help us in any way possible. We were all well equipted to do home practice once the session was complete. Samir has a great attention to detail and made adjustments to my posture that I did not notice myself, and would of kept practicing incorrectly if not pointed out. I highly recommend him as a teacher.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

The practice was transmitted in a beautiful way, in a very supportive atmosphere. It was a great experience.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Surya Shakti : With SamirJi

This is one of my best experience, quality of teaching surpassed any yoga class I ever attended. After two days class, some of us continued with 21 days challenge. Samirji gave his attention to every move and perfected us all. His place is very nice too. We started 545 AM every morning. I would love to take more classes with him.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Angamardhana with Amir

I took an Angamardhana class with Amir.
Very professional and well structured class. You learn techniques that can really empower you.
I highly recommend!

Average: 1.0 of 5 stars
Great Experience

It was a great experience. Looking forward to attend more of his workshops.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Great experiencelearning Bhuta Shuddhi

Samir is very patient and ensures we fully understand the process. His instruction is clear and easy to grasp. He also follows up after the class and provides additional related info that can enhance our practice

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Angamardana !!!

Angamardana: True to its name. Beautifully crafted by Sadguru. Just put your body and mind in one place as instructed rest of everything will fall in place. Samir knows what he is doing. I was very skeptical about how to remember all the steps..but he was so confident that by the end of the class we all know what we are doing and he turned out to be correct. He will make sure you will walk out happily(with more energy) by the end of the class.