28 Days 200hr Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh

  • Swargashram area, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249304, India


Rishikesh Yoga Teacher Training in India

Ajarya Yoga Academy has formulated an intensive yet composite yoga teacher training course that brings a fusion of the depth of traditional teachings with the intensive physical form, suited to contemporary times. This yoga teacher training is a great experience through which you will gain the tremendous benefits of yoga including the ability to relax and calm yourself at will. You will then be able to translate this into an effective teaching methodology for your students as you move towards becoming an accomplished teacher.


  • Daily yoga asana classes
  • Daily pranayama practices
  • Daily meditation and yoga Nidra
  • Internationally valid certification from Yoga Alliance
  • Yoga philosophy, physiology, and anatomy
  • 27 nights private accommodation
  • 3 daily vegetarian meals
  • 28 days with instruction
  • English
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You will be staying in the Swargashram area in a pleasantly located budget hotel. Your accommodation will be in a clean, Room with Private attached bathroom - twin-share or single option are available with both hot and cold running water. There is an internet facility and Wi-Fi options available in rooms. Yoga will be practiced in an in-house and spacious yoga studio, with great views.

Rishikesh, at the foothills of the mighty Himalayas, has been revered as the world capital of yoga. The reason for this is that the sages who used to practice austerities in the Himalayas would come down periodically and establishes their bases in the hostile months.

Also, pilgrims who wished to go on their pilgrimage deeper into the Himalayas would make this their starting point. This confluence has also lead to the development of several Ashrams and Rishikesh came into being as the Ashram town.

Over the years Rishikesh has grown into a small but bustling town. Yet, the Ashram areas give the ambience of a small town village with tremendous spiritual energy. The mighty Ganges river flows by and the evenings are a delight to be on the banks with several aarti (lamp) ceremonies being held along the banks.

  • Health club
  • Hiking
  • Massage nearby
  • Mountain walking/trekking
  • Spa nearby
  • Swimming
  • Balcony
  • Caf nearby
  • Restaurant nearby
  • River
  • Yoga studio
  • Local market
  • Wireless internet

Ajarya Yoga Academy takes care to include three fresh meals everyday within the course fee, so that students do not have to worry about where to plan their next meal.

Food is strictly vegetarian in line with the principles of yoga and sufficient variety is added, so that participants can experience different vegetables and fruits of the season. Food is fresh and made in hygienic conditions, which minimizes the occurrence of sickness. This single emphasis on food sets Ajarya Yoga Academy distinctively apart as a choice for a study stay.

There are also several eateries in Rishikesh. Food available is vegetarian in keeping with the spiritual leanings of the town and you will rarely find any alcohol. All of this makes for a unique cultural experience which delights most visitors to this place, including Westerners and people from all over the world.

There are other activities that visitors find truly enjoyable about Rishikesh. These include river rafting on the Ganges, camping by the riverside, and short as well as longer mountain treks.

You can experience a variety of treatments at the world-famous Ananda Spa, located in the mountains. There is also an Ayurveda and holistic healing center within the premises for those who may like to experience Ayurveda massages and treatments. These are available for an additional fee.

  • 3 wholesome healthy vegetarian meals daily
  • 27 nights private accommodation, with private bathroom with running hot and cold water and a western-style toilet.
  • An internationally valid certification that allows you to teach worldwide and registry with Yoga Alliance as a 200-hour teacher trainer
  • Asana theory lessons
  • Classes on yoga physiology, anatomy, and philosophy
  • Daily yoga classes
  • Meditation and yoga Nidra sessions
  • Pranayama practices
  • Transfer from New Delhi, Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) airport upon arrival
  • Airfare
  • Transfer to the airport once the course is completed

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), in New Delhi.


  • Rishikesh - 240 kilometers
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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    Review by Liubov Khalturina from India
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    10 Accommodation & facilities
    7.5 Food
    10 Location
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  • Review by Marquis from United Kingdom

    "It has been a wonderful experience and the teachers are so inspiring. They are motivated to impart as much wisdom as possible in the time we had. I feel as though it is only the beginning of my journey, but it has been an amazing start and is priceless. Thank you!"

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  • Review by Nguyen from California, USA

    "The teachers set a very safe and positive environment for us and let us grow as a group to become closer and strength individually. They are always very helpful and cared a lot about our growth and well being. Thank you!!"

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  • Review by Sirli from Estonia

    "Knowledgeable and beautiful experience overall. The teachers know a lot and are professional and try to share as much as they know and the more we know even more we feel we want and need to learn more. I like the modern safety approach to the asanas, which consider the necessities of very body and how not to injure. I also enjoyed the stretchiness and intensively, so I feel a lot of progress and didn’t give myself never opportunity find excuses. I definitely would recommend it to other people who want physically challenging training."

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  • Review by Nyoman from Indonesia

    "Thank you so much for the new thing I got it, very good how we adjust the poses!"

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  • Review by Eva from Denmark

    "Amazing teachers! You guys have amazing guidelines. Hired living right next to the yoga shala, with good energy."

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  • Review by Mark from Germany

    "The instructors are as wise and knowledgeable as anyone could hope for. Their hearts are in the right place."

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  • Review by Denise from Italy

    "Your status are very deep and your knowledge is excellent, but there is a lack of interpersonal interaction about our personal status strengths awareness. You all have positive energy and peaceful mind and as a first time, it was an excellent job! Keep going on and sharing your soul as best as you. Namaste!!"

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  • Review by Hélène from France

    "May you all continue to focus more on the teaching technique, respect more of the schedule, and continue to bring your amazing energy to train future yoga teacher. Thank you for all you did for us."

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  • Review by Shaylynn from USA

    "All three teachers are extremely knowledgeable. It was amazing to learn from people who have dedicated their lives to yoga. I had an amazing experience and every day. I felt mentally and physically challenged. The small batch of student is great because we each got personal attention. I am excited to continue my yoga practice with all of the knowledge I have gained at Ajarya. Thank you."

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  • Review by Eliane Gaudreau from United Kingdom

    "It was a good program to understand the base of the teaching. I really feel like I improve myself in the asanas, pranayama, kriyas, and meditation. I can’t wait to teach what I learn here. Thanks you very much for your time and knowledge. You did a great job!"

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  • Review by Noemi from Netherlands

    "I know that we were a crazy group, so just thank you for your patience. Namaste!"

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  • Review by Annie from United Kingdom

    "Thank you Ajarya for a fantastic and enlightening month! Amaravathi, Narender, and Karamjit have been brilliant teachers and the course has been so well-organized Thank you!"

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  • Review by Kieran from United Kingdom

    "The teachers are so great welcoming and I felt at home very quickly. The course itself is intense, but rewarding, highly enjoyable, as well as challenging I have learned so much more than I expected. The whole experience exceeded my expectations and I’m sad it has come to an end for now!"

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  • Review by Hannah from United Kingdom

    "Thoroughly interesting, enlightening, and eye opening experience. I felt that the teachers were so dedicated, with great knowledge and wisdom at their inbuilt. I felt very well cared for throughout my course. I will leave with a good base knowledge and most importantly an eagerness to learn more and practice more yoga!"

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  • Review by Georgina from New Zealand

    "All three teachers went above and beyond my expectations. It has been a real privilege to be taught by such knowledgeable, patient, and fun teachers. The trips to ashrams, markets, the water fall, and rafting were all awesome fun and were beyond what would be expected. The teachers gave up their all time to make this time with Ajarya more than just a course. It has been a fantastic experience. It has been a very genuine and thorough course. Thank you."

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  • Review by Malou from France

    "I would like more time to improve flexibility. Teachers are awesome. It was a good experience."

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  • Review by Alexandra from Queensland, Australia

    "I thoroughly enjoyed this program and thanks to the guidance from the teachers, I can now confidently teach Ashtanga Yoga Teacher’s dedication and their teaching abilities are truly admirable. He should be praised for his continuous efforts. Swami Ji, Sandeep, and Dr. Sumit are all wonderful teachers and mentors. The quality of the teaching staff makes Ajarya a wonderful school."

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  • Review by Michal from Yangon, Burma

    "My advice is, try your best not to lose it. Keep this attitude of treating every new group as a new adventure and a chance for you to grow and develop. Treat them individually and keep caring about them. Don’t turn into a factory producing teachers in batches of 25 or 30 people. I do hope people who come here in a year or two will experience same hospitality and care as I did. Thank you, Ajarya Team!"

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  • Review by Ian from United Kingdom

    "There are many schools of yoga, in many countries, especially in the UK where I live. If you want a real Indian perspective of yoga, modern, and ancient, then it would be hard to beat Ajarya. Equal weight is given to every aspect of the 8 limbs (of Patanjali), so by the time the course ends, you will know about yoga and not just about asana with a bit of pranayama as do many yoga students and practitioners in the west, me included before the course. Modern Ashtanga Vinyasa practice of asana is at the core of the teaching, though not exclusively, so it will support you if you have a knowledge and practice in the Ashtanga primary series. In addition, the single room accommodation is good, and there are two practice rooms, one on the roof with beautiful views of the Himalayan foothills. There is an Ayurveda spa in the hotel, with good quality (and fair priced) Panchakarma massage and treatments available to smooth away excess aches."

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  • Review by Hanna from Vasteras, Sweden

    "I think there should be more time for self-study in the beginning. It would be good to have some time to read in. I miss having a female teacher I think it could be good with a gender balance. I think yoga teachers are doing a great job, spreading energy or an eagerness to learn more. The book (the one you made) should correspond more to the lectures. I think the opening ceremony should be better planned, with more explanation and may be by the Ganges. The program at Ajarya is intense, well planned, and with very competent teachers. It is a personal and familiar atmosphere. Accommodation are good and excellent. I feel well prepared to start teaching after termination."

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  • Review by Mark from Ottawa

    "The yoga teacher is certainly an expert at the subject matter. Organisation and transfer made us feel safe. Side trip to Agra brought India to us to and us to the rich culture and history of India. Side trip to Beatles Ashram and rafting on the Ganges and TajMahal were highlights of my life! Rooftop studio is lovely. Staff at kitchen crew are outstanding."

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  • Review by Kerry from Sweden

    "Very professional behaviour of faculty. I love the attention that was put in, especially by lead yoga teacher, to every aspect in class and out. I am very happy that I chose Ajarya!"

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  • Review by Sandra from Norway

    "This course was excellent. I learnt a lot and really made me realize the importance of a good health. After this, I will use yoga in my daily life. I am very grateful. Thank you so much."

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  • Review by Nicole from Australia

    "I am sure your academy will go from strength to strength. I think you did an amazing job. Thanks to our teachers for an experience, I will never forget."

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  • Review by Megan Lear from USA

    "My time at Ajarya has truly changed my life for the better. The teachers and staff are knowledgeable and patient, the location is spectacular, and the material is undeniably some of the most fascinating information I have ever had the pleasure of studying. I thoroughly enjoyed my time in Rishikesh with these fantastic people!"

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  • Review by Karla Mendez

    "My experience was a life time thought of challenge, compassion, and love within and for myself, 99 percent practice and percent theory. Only through my own power within could I learn, therefore teach what was given to me. The gift of yoga knowledge."

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  • Review by Sally Crane from United Kingdom

    "The month I spent with Ajarya Yoga Academy was the most incredible month of my life. It was so intense and exhausting, but really inspirational. We had 5.30 a.m. starts, six days a week. We had a two hour yoga class and an hour of Pranayama before breakfast, then classes on Indian philosophy, Sanskrit, the schools of yoga and the Hindu scriptures, before breaking for lunch. We would spend the afternoon learning about anatomy, physiology, meditation, prayers, and teaching methodology, then lead classes ourselves before dinner. After dinner, we'd have assignments, research projects, essays, revision for tests, etc, so we'd only manage about five hours sleep a night. "

    "Then on our day off, we'd be in reception for 7 a.m. for various excursions, like trekking, visiting temples for Arti ceremonies, and white water rafting down the Ganges. It was literally non-stop! The food was delicious. We were fed vast amounts of the freshest, healthiest Indian food three times a day. The Academy is in the foothills of the Himalayas and the whole town felt like a very spiritual place. We had daily teachings from a Swami who guided us with meditation, the Bhagavadgita and other scriptures, and the spiritual principles of yoga. I would say I learned a lot more about the spiritual side of yoga by doing the course in the foothills of the Hilmalayas than I would have done doing the course elsewhere."

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  • Review by Stephen Trainor from United Kingdom

    "My course with Ajarya Yoga Academy was probably the most intense, challenging yet rewarding thing i have ever done! I recommend this school with no hesitation, Namaste!"

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  • Review by Eugene Sparks from USA

    "Ajarya is a great way to get a solid yoga education and travel experience in the yoga capital of the world. The small batch sizes allow for a lot of attention from the teachers who are willing to help out in anyway they can."

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  • Review by Karam Anthony from USA

    "Ajarya provides a thorough and complete curriculum, if you are seriously committed."

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  • Review by Lindsay Gorgen from USA

    "All instructors were very knowledgeable, caring, and generous. They were light hearted with a gentle sense of humor to make each lesson informative yet fun. The material was presented in a very planned and ordered manner, which enhanced the learning process. Personally, I would have liked more time to practice adjustments on each and every primary series asana, however I understand that it is a lot of material to fit into a one-month curriculum. Overall, it was an amazing experience. I give many thanks to all who organized and made the program possible."

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  • Review by Colleen Malesky Wilde from USA

    "Ajarya was everything that I wanted from a Yoga Teacher Training Program. The program approaches yoga as a true philosophy and way of life - not just as a fitness program, like many other schools do. Studying at Ajarya is one of the happiest memories of my life, and it has equipped me with the skills to be a thorough, knowledgeable yoga practitioner and teacher. I would recommend Ajarya to anyone looking for a deeper yoga enrichment."

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  • Review by Om Dev from India

    "I have had the grace of God in my life, that took me around the world, teaching yoga in many countries including USA, UK, China, etc. I would have assumed easily that I had learned quite a bit. Having graduated from the only Yoga University in India at that time, S-VYASA, gave me an opportunity to learn a little more than many of my colleagues and classmates. Life brought me full circle, back to Rishikesh, as another opportunity beckoned me to further my sadhana, my practice."

    "Here, I was guided to Ajarya. This has been another life-changing opportunity for me. The teachers at Ajarya are loving and caring, knowledgeable and devoted to their teaching. The location of Ajarya cannot be better that what it is. The food, the hygiene, the warmth of the staff - all in all, a most fulfilling experience. The content of the yoga program was enriching and deeply satisfying."

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  • Review by Shaylynn Costello from USA

    "The teachers at Ajarya Yoga Academy are very knowledgeable and caring. The teachers teach yoga and its philosophy in a very traditional way. Their 200-hour Ashtanga Vinyasa teacher training was very physically and mentally challenging. I feel because of these challenges I improved my personal practice, and my physical and mental strength greatly."

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  • Review by Emma from United Kingdom

    "Good luck with the school. I enjoyed learning about all the different aspects of yoga."

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  • Review by Maria from USA

    "I loved learning the pranayama and will continue to do this every day. It has helped me with feeling more focused and grounded."

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  • Review by Noemi from Turin, Italy

    "Here I found highly qualified teachers in every yoga field. Each subject has been clearly explained and the whole program was well distributed along the 200-hour TTC. The focus was in both the practical and theoretical aspects of yoga, and thank to some trips which has been organised in Agra and Rishikesh, we have been able to experience several aspects of the Indian culture.The Ajarya team is composed by people who really love yoga and who made of it a lifestyle."

    "Each of us has been strongly supported in his own progress and the small size of the class made possible to build up a familiar and confidential atmosphere, without losing the professional relationship between students and teachers.The food we had was simple and delicious, kindly in line with the Yogic lifestyle. In a couple of occasions, we have been pleased with sweet surprises, like ice cream and chocolate by our teachers."

    "In Ajarya, we have also had the opportunity of celebrating the birthday of one of us. This just contributed to increase the friendship with the teachers. Kindness, preparation, patience and open mindedness are just example of what I found in each member of the Ajarya team. Now that I've just come back home I already miss all of them, but I am sure we will keep in touch, anyway. After this experience, I feel more focused, more relaxed and definitely ready to pass to my future students all that I learnt in Ajarya. What I feel to say now is, thank you Ajarya team for having contributed in such a great way to my personal growth. I really hope to see all of you again, somewhere, one day."

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  • Review by Christina from USA

    "This program was great! As a beginner in yoga, this class brought me up to speed quickly and confidently. Extremely friendly staff."

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  • Review by Alice from Utrecht, Netherlands

    "It was a great, well-integrated, and rounded program. They have very good balance in teaching of the different yoga aspects and practices. It has good facilities, lovely upstairs hall, good food, and accommodation. They are very patient, caring, and wise teachers."

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  • Review by Jovan from Bangkok, Thailand

    "The team at Ajarya are highly skilled in the field of yoga. Everyone was so open and friendly in sharing their knowledge and all the training has really deepened my yoga practice and prepared me to share these teachings with future students. The program exceeded my expectations and it was truly a life changing experience. I thought the staff was excellent. Everyone was highly qualified in their area and I got a lot of take a ways from the training. I think I am somewhat ready to teach because I still need to do some more practicing, but the team definitely gave me all the knowledge to get there."

    "As far as the manual goes, I think what might be helpful would be to include a written explanation of all the adjustments and also sample class plans that may vary from the primary series. Also, the accommodations were adequate, but it might be helpful to mention to students regarding bringing any ice packs or hot packs for sore muscles because it is not something you can get here. Also, the food started becoming a bit monotonous after a while, but it was always made well."

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  • Review by Sally from UK

    "It was an overall fantastic course, with lovely teachers and great food. I was so happy that the hotel had a rabbit. It really made me feel at home! Wow, an incredible experience with incredibly kind, knowledgeable, and sincere teachers in a beautiful, tranquil location. Thank you, Ajarya!"

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  • Review by Robert from Toronto, Canada

    "My experience at Ajarya was excellent. I feel that all the relevant teaching and yoga material was thoroughly good. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking to improve their own practice or teaching."

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  • Review by Sonasha from USA

    "The teachers were so knowledgeable, sincere, sincere, humble, kind, sensitive, caring, and genuine individuals. They gave so much of themselves, in a way that was so clear and vivid. I wish Swami Ji had taught a lot more. He is truly a gift with whom our entire class felt so connected. I am so happy I chose this program. The equal emphasis given to the philosophical, spiritual, anatomical, historical, and pragmatic application of yoga were in perfect balance. This program was so well done and inevitably life changing. I feel prepared to be a yoga teacher and a life-long yoga student. From the bottom of my heart, I thank you. Peace and Light. Namaste!"

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  • Review by Amanda from Taiwan

    "I had a great experience here and developed so much spiritually, emotionally, and physically. I am grateful to have such good guidance for all my future yoga classes and to have had such caring, kind, and dedicated instructors here. I feel I have come so far in my asana practice in the past month and also really understand the yoga habits and I am confident going forward that I will be able to incorporate them into my life. I am also grateful that coming from a westernized yoga background, I was able to learn from very traditionally-based teachers and understand the benefits of carrying those traditions down through the ages. Thanks for all your hard and positive energy and also for being so receptive to our dozens of questions!"

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  • Review by Vanessa from New York, USA

    "I came to India to learn the traditional roots of yoga and that was exactly what I received. The yoga teacher taught with a genuine desire to pass on the knowledge so that the benefits of yoga could then be shared within our own community. Through contemplations of the philosophic basis of yoga, the practice, I personally felt an inner shift within myself and the group. We all experienced improved wellness, in only one month and witnessed this growth. I can now acknowledge the power of yoga. Thank you so much. I hope I can touch others in my life and help people increase wellness the way I have experienced. Thank you. Namaste!"

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  • Review by Nick from Australia

    "I chose to study at Ajarya because they looked professional on the website. I was pleasantly surprised to find they were not only professional, but also knowledgeable, friendly, open, and fun. I would highly recommend the Ajarya Yoga Academy to anyone with an interest in yoga."

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  • Review by Josefin from Sweden

    "Thank you for a great time and a great education. I really felt taken care of through the whole program, everything from first contact to accommodation to teaching, to free time, such as visiting sights, going to the doctor, and getting a surprise party for my birthday. It was all really well-arranged and with high quality."

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  • Review by Jasone from UK

    "The main teacher Nagesh was extremely open to our suggestions and took them into consideration whenever possible. In one occasion, I suggested that it would be good to study the Bhavgabad Gita, and within 24 hours, he organized a fabulous teacher to come in and talk to us about it. This class was hugely inspirational for me and I would always be grateful to him for that. I have also learnt a lot from his humble approach and respect and love for yoga. The pranayama and meditation teacher was very inspirational for me also."

    "I have learnt not only simple techniques of pranayama and meditation, appropriate to my level of experience, but more importantly I have learnt how important it is as a practice and it will now form part of my daily yoga practice alongside asanas. The visiting teacher we had for the Gita was incredible, a gem really. It would be amazing if he can be employed, alongside Nagesh, to cover some of the areas of the course relevant to yoga philosophy. The setting of the course was excellent. The staff at the hotel is really nice, food is okay, and the yoga shala is good also. It has been a great experience for me as a whole to stay in Rishikesh for 4 weeks, and I am hoping to get the chance to come back in the future. Thank you."

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  • Review by Ilana Madorsky from USA

    "I loved my time with Ajarya and would do 300 more hours, if I could! Nagesh and Prajith are so incredibly kind, caring, and knowledgeable. I have the deepest respect for them as both my teachers and my friends. My yoga asana practice has improved more than I ever imagined was possible. Ajarya has inspired me to try to embody yoga and its philosophy in all that I do. I feel lucky to have been a part of Ajarya."

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