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Yoga Teacher Training (15)
Jaggi Jagjeet is a registered yoga teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance, which acknowledges the completion of a yoga teacher training with a registered yoga school (RYS). Jaggi Jagjeet teaches Flow yoga, alignment-oriented yoga, fitness yoga, spiritually-oriented yoga, gentle yoga, and specialty yoga.
Born in the Himalayan region of Rishikesh Vivek started practicing yoga since the age of 11. He studied yoga at Saraswati Vidya Mandir where he practiced Hatha yoga. He kept up his practice for his personal health and advanced his practice with Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga. With time, he grew in practice of keeping patient, taking care of the body. Afterward, he developed an interest in the human body and disease and completed his bachelor degree in science from HNB university. Now he is pursuing a master of yoga.
Born and raised in a very traditional Brahmin family in Rishikesh, Yogi Neeraj was introduced to yoga & ancient scriptures in his childhood by his Guru. He went on to study yoga from Uttarakhand Sanskrit University Haridwar, India where he earned Graduate Degree in Sanskrit. Yogi Neeraj is known for his powerful adjustments which safely teaches students the depths of each pose. A charming and charismatic person by nature, Neeraj teaches the class in a very traditional way. He teaches traditional style of Ashtanga Vinyasa & Vinyasa flow Yoga i.e. asanas, pranayama, various styles of meditation.
Born and brought up in Jodhpur, Rajasthan Manish has been following the yogic path since childhood. His energy, humor, philosophy and scientific approach of spiritual disciplines to yoga and meditation motivates his students towards a healthy life and a path of real transformation of self and evolution. As a teacher, Manish has a strong hold in his teachings conducting multidisciplinary programs under the title of “Spiritual Tools for Personal Evolution”, addressed to beginners as well as consolidated teachers; hHis knowledge will benefit and develop each and every one.
Ananya Tyagi comes from a Hindu Arya samaj family. She was raised in a spiritual environment where she learned yoga and meditation in her childhood from her father. Yoga and meditation was an integral part of the daily practice since childhood. Though she did master's in commerce and worked in the corporate world, something was missing inside her. She left the path of the corporate world and took her inner calling of yoga. She now lives to make yoga as her dharma. The journey has been exhilarating and fulfilling so far and it is a journey of a lifetime.
Born in a small village in Sragen, Central Java, Indonesia. In 2006 she undertook training in Bikram and Hot Yoga. In 2011, she moved to Bali and continued the practice of Hatha yoga in Ananda Yoga Ashram. In 2014, she took certification for Aerial and Yin yoga and started teaching this style of yoga. She also studied breathwork for trauma release therapy and inner beauty healing meditation. In 2016, she started the practice of Vipassana Bhavana meditation technique in a Buddhist temple in Bali. She has since guided thousands of students to follow this wonderful lifestyle.
from Malaysia, December 2019
Yoga Trainer is Passionate and professional. Her energy was so positive and teaching us with effort and support. I get to explore Astanga, Vinyasa, Yin, Hatha and Aerial Yoga styles as well as pranayama meditation. Vegetarian food are healthy and I have no comment on it. Overall is good.
from United States, November 2019
"Overall an excellent experience "
I went into this journey not knowing what to expect. It was excellent value for the amount of time and training. I loved the teachers also. Via, Shanti, Ida, and Igor all brought something special to the experience.
from Sierra Leone, November 2019
"Malaks review "
The teachers at Aayaa yoga were professional they helped me so much and I would forever be grateful. Via, ida shanti and igor were excellent mentors and they were a great support as I embarked on this journey thank you all.
from Canada, November 2019
"Good yoga retreat but not teacher training"
Ubud is a powerful, spiritual place and I am grateful the course was in a place like this. The teachers were nice and knowledgable, thank you ! I had fun and enjoyed my time here but I wouldn't say that all of us are ready to be teachers. I think it is a good course to do for yourself, to continue/start a spiritual journey. You'll learn the introduction/basic of spirituality, the yoga/hindu philosophy and you will practice yoga everyday but I feel like it is more a yoga retreat than yoga teacher training course.
from Qatar, October 2019
"Highly recommend aayaa yoga! "
First of all the enviroment was beautiful, friendly and welcoming staff members, excellent location, nice and knowledgeable instructor!
from United Arab Emirates, October 2019
"Amazing Teachers "
Everything was perfect
from Australia, October 2019
"Value for money. Friendly staff, accommodation is acceptable"
Friendly staff, amazing and inspiring teachers. Contents of philosophy, meditation and asana classes are very good. Food was great. Location is close to main areas. Pick up service available . Plenty of free time. Tight and intense course.
from Canada, September 2019
I am so glad to have done this ttc, I met incredible people, the teachers were great and I would absolutely recommend it to everyone. The food was very good too.
from Singapore, September 2019
"Better than expected!!"
I didn't expect alot, since the price is very good compared to other 200 hours YTTC in Ubud. However, I was very positively surprised. The instructors is very competent, and very helpful in all aspects, especially Via and Shanti.
I could not ask for anything more. Definitely recommend this place.
Thank you for a unique experience!
from Philippines, September 2019
Teachers and staff are very warm and friendly and accommodating!
from Austria, September 2019
"My experience of the 200h teacher training"
For me it was the first time doing a yoga teacher training and aayaa yoga school was the perfect school to deepen my practice, to enrich my knowledge about yoga and everything what is related to it. Since there were taught four different styles I got to know different approaches in yoga and can adjust my classes to them. The accomodation was nice, with very very friendly staff and delicious cuisine, who took care about my gluten free eating preference. The accomodation is very close to Ubud, but still you have the feeling that you are pretty close to nature as well since there are rice fields around the place. The teachers are amazing and try to share as much as possible about their experiences and wisdom. I can highly recommend the school, for me it was the perfect beginning of my yoga journey.
All the best, Theresa
from Cambodia, September 2019
"I learnt so much!!"
I had so many expectations about the retreat but it was totally exceeded!! I learnt the true meaning of yoga and that it's not all about poses/asanas (although I got my fair share of the hard work In that department!) The philosophy and meditation classes were my favourite because it gave me life changing knowledge and perspective of life which will stick with me forever, i feel so much more calm in my mind and soul.. and I definitely saw a massive difference in my body too just after those three weeks! As a beginner I thought that the course was pretty intense but you get what you pay for and I'm proud to say I am now confident in my own self practice and ready to share my learning with other people as a certified yoga teacher :). And for that I am truly grateful for all the teachers there who helped me along the way, each one very patient, happy, knowledgeable beyond words and caring!! They even organised a day trip to the waterfalls which is pretty cool of them too. And I just cant not mention the food because it was so delicious!!! I couldn't wait for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day, I couldn't get enough of it :D. Totally recommend coming here as for the value for money you get what more than you bargain for. Thanks to everyone at Aayaa yoga!!
from Denmark, August 2019
"As expected - no better, no worse "
The programme provided good value for money. The teachers were competent and the food, location and accommodation was somewhat what I expected.
Reham Saied Elnahrawy
from Egypt, August 2019
Staff is veryy friendly and professional
Warm atmosphere and very good experience! 🙏🏻
from United States, July 2019
Amazing kind loving teachers
from United States, July 2019
"Meet your new family!"
Amazing food, safe and clean hotel, passionate, knowledgeable teachers, a business that cares.
from Australia, August 2019
It was a fantastic experience...My room and the accommodation, in general, were tremendous and it is well located in Ubud. The yoga hall is not a closed room, so you feel in nature all the time. After a few days, it felt like home, but not only because of the accommodation. The people I met there are awesome, we had a lot of fun together and so many deep conversations. All of the teachers are super nice, authentic and supportive. You got help anytime you needed it. During the yoga practice, we learned a lot from the advangented teachers and had fun. The teachers are all super sympathetic and always very helpful and explained the stuff twice when it was necessary. What I like the most about this training is the connection between the physical practice and mental knowledge. I think this is an essential part of knowing a lot about your body and yoga as a science, especially when you start teaching. Moreover, you learn different yoga styles and it was so good to try other styles and see which you like the most. The way of teaching was professional, but in a relaxed way, so you always feel comfortable. We all become friends, and the vibes were anytime positive. I enjoyed everything. I highly recommend this YTT!
I am so glad that I chose this school, it was perfect for meeting such great souls and learning a lot about myself. And again a huuuuge thank you to Via, Shani and Jagjeet for being so amazing as well as to my class :) I miss you all already! Sending Love <3
from Australia, July 2019
"Une formation qui ouvre beaucoup d'horizons "
Le fait que la formation soit multi-style. Cela permet de découvrir des styles de yoga que l'on a parfois jamais pratiqué. Cela rend la formation plus diversifiée.
La location dans UBUD: au calme mais proche du centre. Idéal pour aller se détendre avec un massage, manger une glace, ou se rendre au marché.
La nourriture est très bonne et le personnel très gentil.
from Qatar, December 2019
This retreat was beyond what we were hoping for. Our teachers Manish and Kounty were incredible. They are highly skillful, experienced, knowledgeable, flexible, with great sense of humor, and adaptability. Manish guided us through complexity of spiritual and philosophical aspects of yoga and answered all our questions patiently. Kaunty took our breath away with his amazing teaching style, physical agility, and unifying yoga with dance, gymnastics, and fitness, all with a beautiful simile, great spirit, and wonderful sense of humor combined with meticulous and seriousness of a yogi. The teachers adapted their training to a diverse class and our family of various ages and abilities. We are speechless in doing justice and send them thanks forever.
The operational manager, Pabitra, and business owner, Manish, attended to us tenderly and accommodated our request. Our 2 chefs, cooked wholesome delicious meals and served them with their quiet and laidback manner. Our home was a charming house with owner living next door and is short distance away from the beach with many quaint restaurants and shops around. The house owners were very prompt in responding and made sure to make us feel comfortable and cared for.
We could not have asked for a better experience and are grateful for all coming together to take us on a short yoga journey. A very grateful namaste from our family to all of you!
from Argentina, December 2019
"Good introduction to Aerial Yoga"
Nice and friendly atmosphere in the hotel and classes. The Aerial classes were a lot of fun but also tough to build up strenght. All other classes were interesting, especially philosophy.
Food was tasty, especially breakfast. I liked the huge dining table and low seating...india style.
Accommodation was comfortable, as the room was cold we got a heater. Nice hot shower. Reasonably clean.
from Nepal, December 2019
Met some nice people
from India, November 2019
"Best decision in India"
The instructors and manager at the retreat are very friendly and helpful. Their wealth of knowledge and welcoming character really made a positive impact on our stay. Food was excellent everyday!
from Qatar, October 2019
"Beautiful place to start your yoga journey ❤️"
Everything is great, all the staff are friendly and welcoming, the teachers are great and supportive.. it was beyond my expectations. Sunil the manger was available all the time, very helpful and warm made our stay exceptional. Aayaa yoga was a home and wonderful place to stay in Rishikesh and learn more about yoga.
from Austria, October 2019
"A great insight to all things Yoga"
I really enjoyed the diversity of classes we had and was able to get a great insight as to the different elements and teaching styles of Yoga. Also the support from Team Pabi and Sunil, you guys were wonderful!
from India, October 2019
"Yin yoga course"
I liked the management and the rooms was in good condition. We had warm water in showers and wifi. I liked Ashtanga yoga teacher and his knowledge. I liked Rishikesh as well
from Republic of Korea, September 2019
from Australia, August 2019
There wasn't only 1 thing the whole experience was exceptional.
I will go back for the full course as I was only there for 5 days.
from Indonesia, August 2019
"Quick yoga retreat in Ubud"
I only had a couple of days in Ubud and wanted to do some yoga. There are yoga classes nearby but I wanted more of a retreat style to immerse myself.
Manish was super responsive and accomodating.
I joined into a yoga teacher training course and was able to attend the asana classes and also yoga philiosopy and teachings. The teachers were great and knowledgeable. Everyone was really friendly and I enjoyed chatting about things off the mat.
This is a new teacher training course and so its still developing - I loved the intimate feel and small group. It was a fantastic experience.
from Indonesia, July 2019
"Highly recommend "
Such a beautiful setting, with very passionate and knowledgeable instructors.
Covers so many different aspects of yoga styles and meditation.
I’ve loved every minute.
from Great Britain, June 2019
"Great opportunity to broaden your skills! "
The 50h Aerial YTT that I have taken part in was well prepared and covered the most crucial aspects necessary to not only practice aerial yoga safely yourself, but most importantly - to teach aerials avoiding accidents and injuries.
The instructor for aerial, was well experienced and structured the course in a great manner, he also gave every single student a great possibility to teach the whole 1h class! The classroom with aerials was available for us 24/7 so during out breaks we were able to do our own practice and prepare for the classes as well.
Communication with Manish - the person organising the training was very professional from the beginning- he replied very quickly and ensured that the students felt welcomed and comfortable. I was pleasantly surprised when I was sent forms asking for my medical history (injuries, allergies etc) as well as for the food preferences!
Once I've reached the retreat, I was welcomed so warmly! Parvitra is doing an amazing job making sure every student feels like a part of the family. She was going above and beyond organising extra activities for the students who asked her to book massage, water rafting in Ganga or even a tattoo artist session! I've observed that if there was any request from students (to adjust schedule, organise extra classes,etc.),Manish and Parvitra would do their best to accommodate students needs.
The place itself is very clean, air conditioned, and with a good WiFi connection.
Great value for the money!
from Sri Lanka, June 2019
"More of a yoga holiday than a retreat"
You could arrive on any day. The rooms were comfortable and had air conditioning. Pabrita was always around to help and give information or advice. She is friendly and will do all she can to help you have a good experience. The massage was really lovely and rafting was fun. The food was good but if one person in the group doesn't like spice, then everyone eats pretty bland food which in India, is disappointing. We went to a wonderful fire ceremony one evening as a group. It's very good value for money.
from Vietnam, June 2019
My YTTC in Aayaa school was a amazing experience. All the teachers were aknowledgeable and engaged. It was great inside of yoga theory, asanas and philosophy. The schedule and organisation was well maintained. Manish and Popi took care of us so we could feel welcomed and comfortable since the beginning. And last but not least food was very delicious! Thank you for everything.
from United Arab Emirates, June 2019
"I liked the time spent in Aayaa yoga"
I liked that the hotel bcz mostly all of the rooms have Mountain View. All the teachers were very smart and pleasant as well doing their best to share the knowledge.
from Hong Kong, May 2019
I enjoyed this training so much. The location of the retreat was good. The teachers were knowledgeable and experienced and they had so many to offer. The alignment teacher was so great and I learned a lot from him. I thought all the things he taught were useful for my future as a yoga teacher. The Ashtanga teacher was harsh but knowledgeable. All the adjustments he did were great. And he guided me deeper into an asana. The Philosophy teacher was nice and knowledgeable. Even we had any problems (actually he didn’t need to help us), he helped us to solve them and he spent his private time to communicate with us(about the content of course and any other problems we found). The food was great. They fed me so good! I couldn’t forget the mushrooms and spinach soy bean milk cream sauce!!😋 The staff was nice, they remembered what drink I liked, and prepared it after meal! 😊😊 Our Manager Pabitra was just amazing! I really can't express how much she impressed me. It was very hard managing food for people everyday and all from different parts of the world with different tastes and appetite. She spent her holiday for helping us and arranging activities for us! Specially thanks for holding my hand during hiking😭😭I thought I would fall down without her help😭😭
from India, May 2019
"Great yoga time in rishikesh! "
The people at this retreat were very accommodating from the amazing manager Pabi to the kitchen workers, the facilities were great and I loved the food! Even with extra tea and special pancake requests :)
Yoga instructors were very informative, morning hatha was a great way to wake up, and ending the day with meditation sessions was very relaxing as well. The ashtanga class was challenging in a good way and Neeraj really helps to improve your form, getting you much deeper into poses.
Also loved the rafting and best massage I’ve had after many in the past 6 months in Asia!!
from India, April 2019
"Fun Weekend in Rishikesh"
From the moment I walked in the door, the hospitality that was extended to me was phenomenal. Everyone was very friendly and wanted to make sure my every need was taken care of. The food was great, the classes were great, and the people were great, going way out of their way to make sure my experience was awesome.
from India, February 2019
I could not have asked for a better place.Everything from cleanliness to hygiene to yoga to food was impressive. The people here are a family and you become one of them instantly.I am definitely coming back for a longer duration and best of luck to my new family. I miss you guys already. Thank you so much for the love and yoga and food and the washing machine :). Jaggi is so knowledgeable and loves to give. Vivek can surely make you move like you never thought you could.
Kristel Van Eyken
from Belgium, January 2020
Heel interessant, vooral de yoga filosofie lessen. Voorbij aan de training begon, deed ik vooral yoga oefeningen, de theorie verrijkt en brengt meer duidelijkheid in mijn dagelijkse yoga sessie.
from Germany, October 2019
"50 Stunden Yin Yoga"
Die Unterkunft war sauber und das Essen super!
Sunil der Manager ist klasse, er kümmert sich um alles und bemüht sich, dass sich alle wohl fühlen.
Jaggi, der Anatomie und Philosophie unterrichtete, hat super viel Wissen und man kann sich stundenlang von ihm inspirieren lassen.
Die Yin-Yogalehrerin und ihr Freund, die den Yin Yoga Kurs letztendlich durchführten machten den Eindruck, dass sie den Kurs nicht vorbereitet hatten. Demnach wirkte der Unterricht sehr unprofessional.
from Germany, October 2019
"Yoga in Rishikesh"
Die Betreuung während unseres Retreats durch Kursleiter Suniel war exzellent. Herzlichen Dank für die Aufmerksamkeit, Fürsorge und Umsicht. Vielen Dank auch für die tollen Ausflüge, die wir gemeinsam unternommen haben.
Die Yogastunden waren durchweg sehr gut. Vielen Dank an unsere diversen Yogalehrer, die super erklärt haben und uns im Unterricht dort abgeholt haben, wo wir waren.
Das Essen war sehr lecker und sehr abwechslungsreich.
from Indonesia, September 2019
"Eine ganz besondere Erfahrung!"
Was ein wundervoller Ort. Ich habe mich von der ersten Sekunde an total wohl gefühlt. Die Lehrer sind wirklich ausgezeichnet und sind auf jeden Einzelnen eingegangen, was wirklich bewundernswert war! Ein Aufenthalt der mir für immer in Erinnerung bleibt und der mich tatsächlich persönlich sehr weitergebracht hat. Eine ganz besondere Erfahrung. Vielen Dank!
from France, September 2019
"Aerial yoga training "
L’organisation et le rythme des journées , la nourriture délicieuse , l’accueil du personnel de l’hotel , les cours de Yoga aérien , les cours de pranayama, philosophie et méditation.
from Indonesia, June 2019
"Yoga retreat Aayaa yoga"
Ich hatte eine tolle Woche in der ich nicht nur entspannen sondern auch extrem viel lernen konnte! Die Yoga und Theorie Lehrer waren super nett und konnten in kurzer Zeit sehr viel vermitteln. Was mir besonders gefallen hat, war dass ich bei den Stunden der Teilnehmerinnen des Teacher trainings dabei sein durfte!
from India, April 2019
"Not the right place "