Dr. Sumit has learned yoga and is an expert in the fields of physical therapy, posture imbalance, and sedentary life disorders. He has a Master’s degree in Physical therapy, with a focus on orthopedy and a diploma in Sports Medicine as well as a trained Pilate’s instructor from the Indian Academy of Fitness Training. He teaches Yoga combining with Therapy and Human Physiology. Due to his teaching style, he is very popular amongst our students as he conveys in-depth and practical knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology.
Yogacharya Mahesh Bhatt has done a P.G. Diploma and Master in Yogic Sciences. He was awarded a Gold medal due to his excellent academic performance. He is currently teaching Yoga Therapy along with Ayurveda and Philosophy.
Jayakumaran began his yogic journey in 2007. He emphasized on becoming a yoga master focusing on Spiritual Yoga, Yoga Precision, and Alignment. He then met Parveen Nair to guide him further on Iyengar Yoga and became his student. He studied 3 years Iyengar Yoga Method and also attended many yoga workshops which were run by Parveen Nair and Rina Ortiz which enhanced his knowledge and practice.
Shelby Tate Major
from United States, June 2018
"200 hr ytt "
I loved the teachers at the school, they were very intelligent, thorough and helpful. The schedule they provide is rigorous but so worth it. They focus just as much on philosophy as physical asanas covering many important topics. I heard from many people it’s one of the best yoga schools in Rishikesh. The location is great walking distance to the river and town plus lots of good food close by!
from Italy, March 2018
I had an amazing experience, the teachers were well informed and great to learn from. The accommodation was good and I had everything I needed. The food was better then I expected and they tried to keep a variation of food to enjoy. The location was great, because it was away from the city centre which provides calm when you are there. I also enjoyed the people who came to AYM, they were like minded people who wanted to learn about yoga and concentrate on self develop, I truly believe I have made some friends for life. I was nervous about going to India but when it was time to go I was so sad to say bye to such amazing people.
from Canada, August 2018
The teachers are great and very knowledgable. You will learn how to teach yoga the authentic way and as a lifestyle - not just a practice. You will make amazing international friends. The staff are friendly and the Manager, Rupesh, is considerate and helpful.
from United States, August 2018
"An amazing school if you want to be a yoga teacher!"
I loved my experience at AYM! All of the instructors are absolutely amazing, the quality of the yoga education is unparalleled. I feel prepared to begin my journey as a yoga teacher. I also had an unreal group of peers to share the month with, which helped a lot. The food is very good quality and everything is clean. There is even a cool little cafe in the garden to relax in inbetween classes and grab a smoothie, juice, or coffee. Rishikesh is an awesome environment to learn yoga, and AYM is a great school.
from United States, July 2018
The instructors were very knowledgeable and professional.
from United States, July 2018
"Overall amazing experience"
Amazing teachers and very inspiring and supportive cohort. All the asana and theory lessons are great. We built a community here. The location is great. The ashram is located on a hill, away from the busy mean road. So it was peaceful and quiet outside of the ashram. We could hear birds singing every morning.
from Philippines, July 2018
"Hatta yoga class was so nice. "
Everything was better than expected.
All staffs are kind and peaceful area.
It’s good for yoga retreat course.
Hatta teacher , JAYA JI is my favorite teacher , I’m lucky to meet him and learned a lot.
Mantra class was wonderful even though feel tired after a day program. I’ll never forget the moment Mantra chanting together.
And Hatta& Ashtanga yoga practice, we seperated 2 groups because of 40 overs June Batch. It was good only 15-20 students in a class.
In Philosophy lecture, I learned a lot and realized what’s the Yogi & Yogis life.
Thank you, AYM
from Belgium, April 2018
The location is great. The school is located up on Tapovan hill (the way to get there is pretty steep!) far away from the noise of the city, but still reachable by foot. The yoga center is great, with a beautiful garden and a little bar where they serve coffee and juices. The rooms are clean and bright. The yoga hall is big and bright, even though a bit dusty.
The Hatha Yoga teacher (Jaya) is EXCELLENT, very knowledgeable, with a focus on alignement.
from United States, March 2018
If you are looking for a school to learn the basics of yoga this is a great school to go to. The instructors were all very knowledgable and friendly. Easy to understand and learn from.
from Kazakhstan, December 2017
I am very Happy that I choose this school (AYM) to do my certification. This is quite good place to learn yoga and connect to your mind body and soul. The atmosphere of this school is very positive and staff is so good and very helpful. I highly recommend this school to everyone who wants to learn yoga. You actually feel you are on holidays when you are here. I love the weather mountains, my room , view from my balcony its just amazing. I want to thank every single staff person for being so good and kind to me. I am gonna Miss this place ,my yoga hall , my teachers everyone here. Thank you . Namaste!
The training was really amazing. All teachers have been all really high professional and Mahesh, the owner and his family, including all staff have been lovely and at our disposal any time. The ashram was very well organized. I would like to recommend AYM to students who want to start or master a Yoga path.
As a current fitness professional, it was very important to attend a school that had quality instruction and knowledgeable staff. AYM provided that and much more. I completed my 300 TTC here and it has improved my skill set and knowledge as an instructor. On top of the great education, the facility is clean and has beautiful views. Very happy I enrolled here.
I've been gone for a week and I miss it! Learned a ton. Also, great way to stay in shape in a country that's too damn hot for cardio...
Ira de Looze
I took part in the 100-hour Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training. While studying at the AYM Yoga School I got a good experience in yoga. Excellent teachers, friendly staff, food of high quality and taste, very comfortable rooms for accommodation of students. I enjoyed every moment spent at school. Excellent location of the school away from the noise of the main road. Beautiful view of the mountains and Rishikesh. I met many new friends from all over the world. I hope for new meetings and want to recommend AYM Yoga School as the best yoga school in Rishikesh.