Shiva Yoga Peeth

Rishikesh, India

Shiva Yoga Peeth is involved in the promotion and betterment of Yoga and Spiritual healing in India and the world. All the courses offered are certified by the Yoga Alliance.

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  • Jyoti Durrant Australia

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    I visited Rishikesh 5 years ago and was enchanted by her beauty; surrounded by the lush foothills of the Himalaya and caressed by the powerful Ganga it is a very scared place. I remember the first night I spent there falling asleep to the sound of prayer and waking to the sound of prayer, I vowed to return one day and study yoga. It was an incredible journey; I feel I have been challenged physically, mentally and emotionally and have gained a lot of personal insight and strength from the experience and now have the foundation and tools to further develop my practice and confidence to teach others.The course is very comprehensive exploring all aspects of yoga from philosophy to anatomy with the right balance of discipline and nurture. The teachers are all inspirational and the staff are very warm and friendly.I highly recommend Shiva Yoga Peeth.

  • Emma Ireland

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    I had a wonderful time at Shiva Yoga Peeth. They are very dedicated to providing a comprehensive yoga teacher training course. I was well looked after and taken care of. They listened to any concerns people had and even changed the programme when people asked for different classes. They were very eager to provide what people wanted. It was a life changing experience for me to visit Rishikesh and I would recommend a trip to anyone interested in yoga and personal development,

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  • Priya Ahuja

    Shiva Yoga Peeth Facebook page

    Shiva Yoga Peeth has been an exceptional and a life changing experience - mentally, physically, and spiritually. I did my 200 hours course with a bunch of beautiful people from all over the globe. Rishikesh is magical, but what makes the experience even more beautiful is the talented teachers, staff, and the aura in the ashram. To cap it all, it's been transformational. Even after the course, life is different all together. Surrendering at every moment is the core of learning. Remembering words from our teacher, 'Everyone is potentially divine. Hari Om Tat Sat.'

  • Christin Buttel

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    People from every country seem to view India as the spiritual center of the world, but you never really know why until you get here yourself. From the second you step off the plane into a sea of smiling faces, people eager to teach you about their culture and learn about yours, rich natural beauty, mystical ancient temples and the Holy Ganga, it's something you FEEL. It's beyond words. With tolerance and openness to every religion, spirituality is a way of daily life in India. As ingrained and natural as blinking your eyes. Rishikesh, nestled in the foothills of the magical Himalayan Mountains on the banks of the Ganges, is a special hub and spiritual center for Babas, Rishis, Swamis, and students alike. The soothing flow of Mother Ganga cools your mind and nourishes your spirit enabling you to take away the most from your studies here. At Shiva Yoga Peeth, you are given the best opportunity to reach your full potential. The instructors are among the best in the world and highly skilled to train future teachers in a way that is as fun as it is educational. The yogic diet served is delicious and calming to the body, so as to eliminate bodily distractions. It becomes joyous to live the Yogic Path here. All the beautiful attractions Rishikesh has to offer don't leave you much free time, you are busy living! From white water rafting down Ganga, Vashishta Cave, shopping for beautiful textiles at the local market, taking a cooking lesson, tabla or sitar lesson, visiting temples, having palmistry, astrology or going to a cafe with your newly made lifelong friends - you're certainly never bored! Every moment becomes filled with joyous lessons, deeper glimpses into your spirituality and memories that will truly last a lifetime.

  • Vien Le Wood

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    A truly heart warming place with excellent teachers. I had a beautiful room in the Shiva Yoga Peeth family ashram with stunning views of the River Ganga, beautiful mountains, and Laxshman Jhula Bridge. I'm already planning when I can come back to do my 300 hrs here.

  • Lili Vior

    Shiva Yoga Peeth Facebook

    I highly recommend this school. It is easy to get drowned in the multitude of yoga school options in Rishikesh. After looking around for a month for a school I decided on this one. The caliber of the teachers is excellent. The location is beautiful. The atmosphere created by Swami, teachers, and staff facilitates learning and self-growth. The ashram location is a great spot to be, very close to the beach. One of my fondest memories is sitting next to Ganga beach right next to ashram on a full moon night with friends from Shiva Yog Peeth. The food is also very good if you enjoy Indian food with little salt. If not, there are countless restaurant options, nearby. The education offered here is all encompassing, there are many schools in Rishikesh but this one is building a good reputation due to its hard work. Be open to all that is, accept and know that you are in good hands.

  • Shaivya Pandey

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    I completed 200 hours from here and I found it to be a wonderful experience. The teachers are well trained and the entire staff works with excellence in their respected field.

    It's a well-suited place for accommodation as well and the with a friendly atmosphere. The view right next to the accommodation and ashram adds an extra delight.

  • Lili Vior

    Shiva Yoga Peeth Facebook page

    I highly recommend this school. It is easy to get drowned in the multitude of yoga school options in Rishikesh. After looking around for a month for a school, I decided on this one. The caliber of teachers are excellent. The location is beautiful. The atmosphere created by Swami, teachers, and staff facilitates learning and self growth. The ashram location is a great spot to be, very close to the beach. One of my fondest memories, is sitting next to Ganga Beach right next to ashram on a full moon night with friends from Shiva Yoga Peeth. The food is also very good, if you enjoy Indian food with little salt. If not, there are countless restaurant options nearby. The education offered here is all encompassing, there are many schools in Rishikesh but this one is building a good reputation due to its hard work. Be open to all that is, accept and know that you are in good hands.

  • Alma Gloria

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    My experience in Rishikesh has been the must transformative three weeks in my life. The vivid contrasts of this place have guided me through the path of curiosity and spirituality and I can't wait to go back home and share it with the people around me. It is to see that Shiva Yoga Peeth is a place that comes from authentic knowledge and passion for yoga. The teachers here are well educated and I feel blessed for the chance of learning so much from them.

    The food is excellent and to have the opportunity to look at mother Ganga every day makes this experience more significant. The location of the yoga hall is very convenient for groups like us and I am extremely happy that among all the options I found online, I chose Shiva Yoga Peeth.

  • Sara Camargo

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    Since I first step on India I felt like at home, even though this is absolutely different than where I come from. Also, I realize quickly that I had chosen the right school. Teachers and staff do the things from the heart. I never thought that I would learn so many different things about this amazing way of living that is yoga. The facilities and location are excellent. Sometimes a bit noisy bit is compensated by the mother Ganga views. You can get lost in this landscape. I met such a wonderful souls that I could never forget, and all the moments we shared and all de experienced together. Looking forward to coming back to complete my 500 hrs.

  • Sara Camargo

    Shiva Yoga Peeth Facebook page

    Since I first stepped on India I felt like at home, even though this is absollutely different than where I come from. Also I realize quickly that I had chosen the right school. The teachers and staff do the things from the heart. I never thought that I would learn so many different things about this amazing way of living that is yoga. The facilities and location are excellent. Sometimes it's a bit noisy, but is compensated by the mother Ganga views. You can get lost in this landscape. I met such a wonderful souls that I could never forget, and all the moments we shared and all thee experienced together. Looking forward to come back to complete my 500-hour training. Namaste.

  • Rossalyn Hayes

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    I have really enjoyed my time at Shiva Yoga Peeth. Having completed the 500 hours YTT. All the teachers were amazing !!! It's been a true life to change / enhancing experience. It was much more than I was expecting both physically, mentally and spiritually. If you have the opportunity to spend some time in Rishikesh then I would highly recommend the course. Jump out of your comfort zone and experience real yoga. Lovely, people, location and energy :)

  • Davaasuren Altantsetseg

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    Yoga Shiva Peeth is one of the best places you can count on your yoga improvement and get best teaching skills from great teachers, enjoy the most amazing scenery front of the Mother Ganga, delicious food you will never get from any place.

  • Alexis Bowen

    Yoga Alliance

    Shiva Yoga Peeth’s 200-hour teacher-training prepares its trainees to begin teaching the principles and techniques of yoga safely and competently.

  • Ornella Willi

    Yoga Alliance

    It was a life changing and amazing spiritual experience here in rishikesh, its important to keep the focus and the teachers support each to keep and to graduate and to become a serious teacher.

  • Aaliya Tamara Noorani

    Yoga Alliance

    The school and facilities are tremendous. The teaching staff are thoughtful, diligent and well rounded. Would recommend to anyone looking to take a course in India.

  • Duc-An HUA

    Yoga Alliance

    Thanks to Shiva Yoga peeth I have discovered the real meaning of yoga. All the teachers were good, the practical and also the theorical. I especially enjoy the philosophy class. I know that yoga is the best way to keep physical and mental health.

  • Kirsten Robinson

    Yoga Alliance

    The teachers of Shiva Yoga Peeth are amazing. I learned a lot from their amazing instruction!

  • Demet Ulas

    Yoga Alliance

    I'm happy and blessed having the opportunity to be at shiva yoga peeth.

  • Jennet Lo Jia Wei

    Yoga Alliance

    Great experience in Shiva Yoga Peeth and truly a life changing journey!

  • Eva Munoz

    Yoga Alliance

    The professionally, care and dedication of Shiva Yoga Peeth is a prove of the unity of Yoga; This is the best school I could have chosen; Incredible experience and I would not hesitate to highly recommend it to everyone interested in learning about true Yoga.

  • Gema Hoyas Frontera

    Yoga Alliance

    Really wonderful training, excellent teachers.

  • Leopoldo Rubalcava

    Yoga Alliance

    Very good teachers with great knowledge, experience and open heart.

  • Blythe Blackwell

    Yoga Alliance

    The school location is wonderful for students who want exposure to traditional yoga. I received excellent instruction from the yoga instructors at Shiva Yoga Peeth.

  • China Opland

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    My journey in India has been one of the most life changing experiences. It is a country of organized chaos, in which no one could ever prepare you for until you live it for yourself. Rishikesh is a cute little town where it is easy to get to know most of the locals and develop friendships with them. Shiva Yoga Peeth is an incredible establishment with some of the most brilliant yoga instructors. The ashtanga teacher, Siddharth, ignited my love for ashtanga, offering great adjustments, and modifications for asanas and always comes to class with a refreshing energy. Raviji, the hatha teacher, has taught very restorative classes with a myriad of different techniques that have been great to learn many variations of stretches and asanas for future teaching. Sushan is a being of pure yogic knowledge, he is always so peaceful to be around and is always there to answer everyones questions and help as best he can. He holds a healing pranayama morning class, with the setting of the moon upon the Ganges and the rising of the sun, as well as a very interesting anatomy and physiology course. Our meditation and philosophy teacher is such a kind soul, with a gift for bringing out peoples hearts and creating a safe environment to share our deepest thoughts and feelings.The food is always delicious and easy to digest, I specifically love the oatmeal with raisins for breakfast and of course the chai. The yoga hall is so beautiful overlooking the Ganges, with amazing sunlight from the sunrise and sunset from the rooftop. Mother Ganges beholds an energy like no other. Her Spirit transcends into each of us solely through her divine presence beside Shiva Yoga Peeth's pristine location. Ending my last month of a 6-month odyssey across South East Asia, I could not think of a more perfect place to return back to my true self, to be able to meditate upon all the things I have experienced, and under the holy energy of this town, its people, and all the students from around the world who unite together through this boundless love of yoga.Love, light, and my deepest gratitude. Namaste!

  • Santhosh Kumar

    Shiva Yoga Peeth website

    It was an amazing experience staying in the ashrama. The food is also more sathvik for mind more than body along with beautiful environment. Swami Sudhirji has massive knowledge in his field and himself a strong yoga and spirituality practitioner. Very nice place for traditional yoga practice. I strongly suggest this place to enjoy yoga on the barrier of the Ganga river and cool air.

  • Angela Aguirre Colombia

    Shiva Yoga Peeth website

    Each time that I come to India, I find new important things that help me to understand better the aim of life.This time was a great gift to be in Rishikesh, a bridge between the body and soul. I'm happy to have a place in Shiva Yoga Peeth to improve my knowledge. I carry an excellent remembrance of its teachers, well -Trained professionals and wonderful human beings. The foods always was making with love, and that is very important and valued for me.The next time, I would want to stay more time inside cavern, was very nice. Thanks for ever!

  • Nathan Klein

    Shiva Yoga Peeth website

    I'd recommend Shiva Yoga Peeth to anyone! I did my 200 hour teacher training here and I think I may be coming back in 2016 to do the 300 hour training! The teachers are incredible, the location is perfect and the facilities are everything you could want them to be! I had an unforgettable group classmates for the month and I don't doubt that this place hosts a group of sincere and beautiful yogis every month!

  • Mauricio Montalvo (Mau) from Ecuador

    Shiva Yoga Peeth website

    I was so lucky and blessed to have been able to attend SHIVA YOGA PEETH for my for my 200 & 300 hours YTT courses in 2012, 2013 and 2014 respectively. The first time I went to study with Swami Sudhir Annand was by far the best experience of my life. I was able to learn so much about the true nature of Yoga and of its history. The course was so well designed and organized that I felt I could finally understand the true essence of a yogic lifestyle.Thanks to SHIVA YOGA PEETH Swami Ji, and its fantastic staff members, I gained valuable knowledge in Pranayama, Asanas Kriyas, Mantras, Ayurveda, yogic nutrition, proper alignment, the 8 limbs of Yoga and all the essential tools to become a successful yoga teacher.After I finished my 200 hours, I returned to Japan where I was working as an English teacher and for the last two years my wife (who also did her 200 hours YTT course at SHIVA YOGA PEETH) and I founded the AUMAU YOGA community in the city of Fukuoka. This project was designed to offer our students the opportunity to experience a full traditional Indian style yoga class in English.After the first year I felt the need to learn more and so I went back to SHIVA YOGA PEETH to complete my 300 YTT course in 2013. This time I spent learning and practicing more advanced yoga techniques and it was truly one of the best courses I've ever taken in my life. The satvic diet and all vegetarian cuisine of India is certainly an essential compliment to the lifestyle as well as the comfortable and secure single and shared rooms. The Sunday outings and tours of the area just make you feel adventurous and safe at the same time and the landscapes are just magnificent.For anyone thinking about taking a Yoga Teachers' Training course, I highly recommend and endorse SHIVA YOGA PEETH as the best school in Rishikesh. It is an overall enlightening journey.I can't wait to go back to SHIVA YOGA PEETH (again)!

  • Tho Hui Lee

    Shiva Yoga Peeth website

    I love the place that we having our course at Shiva Yoga Peeth in Rishikesh- The world capital of yoga. Scenically located where the Holy Ganges River comes down from the Himalayas. Rishikesh, also known as the Place of Sagas is a spiritual town surrounded by scenic beauty of the hills on three sides and fresh air here. Rishikesh is a vegetarian city by law, as well as an alcohol-free city. We have very delicious food in the ashram, from morning breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner are all cook for yogic diet, healthy and yummy :) I met a lot of nice people from all around the world during my course, my course mate, my teacher, the friendly staffs here and the shopkeeper, they have a very nice smiling face always especially the founder of this school~ Swami Sudhiranand, he always spreading the positive energy to the people surrounding him... OM... a blissful place you would love to be...

  • Monika Haneckova

    Shiva Yoga Peeth website

    It was an interesting course with deep values, nice people, a great experience that was organized well with great food, a wealth of knowledge and clean energy. Thank you to Shiva Yoga Peeth team and thank you to Yogi Sudhir for everything.

  • Roman Stefan

    Shiva Yoga Peeth website

    Thank you for your course. It was managed and organized very professionally. I am happy to have attended the course. Thank you a lot. Namaste.

  • Barbara Vetorova

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    I found this course brought me more insight with regards to pranayama, kiryas and mantras. The course had been well planned and with a methodical approach to our learning. For me it has given me a new approach and a deeper knowledge of myself and my surroundings.

  • Mikko Angesleva

    Shiva Yoga Peeth website

    Yogi Sudhir is master of Nauli (abdominal churning) and wizard of improvisation. He has very greative style to guide; also he is flexible according student individual needs. After this course i sure feel confidence to teach Yoga.

  • James Brown Canada

    Shiva Yoga Peeth website

    Shiva Yoga Peeth teacher training program was much more than I expected. Coming from Canada, I had practiced yoga for about 2 years. I had a good physical practice and thought I knew quite a bit about yoga. Shiva Yoga Peeths traditional Hatha style yoga course taught me so much more than I have ever imagined. Whether you are intending on teaching yoga after this course or just doing it for your personal practice, I strongly recommend you go to India and take a traditional yoga teacher training course, and I strongly recommend you do it through Shiva Yoga Peeth. The purity and personal practice of Swami Sudir is unparalleled, the location is outside of rishikesh so your not in a big city, and the bonds you make with fellow students will stay with you for your life time. I came to take a yoga teacher training course, and I left with the tools that will enhance my life forever.

  • Suzy Nye

    Shiva Yoga Peeth website

    My time in the ashram completing the 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training has not only shown me what my physical body is capable of, but has helped me to harness and use a new voice and my natural ability to teach. We were also very well taken care of. For westerners coming without any other experience in India, it is a very comfortable way to arrive and find their India feet. In the ashram, any sort of help is available, and the food here is prepared with love and care in a hygienic manner. Also, the program is very comprehensive. In such a short amount of time, I was able to understand so much about yogic philosophy, as well as practice. My month at Shiva Yoga Peeth helped me on my path to becoming a safe and effective yoga teacher. Rishikesh is also a beautiful place to spend some time. A very holy place, right on the bank of the Ganga, Rishikesh is a properly Indian place where one can still find some western comforts. Plus, there is a bounty of natural beauty here, with countless waterfalls in the area, beautiful jungle and views of the Himalayas. My time here has affected my life in a very profound and positive way!

  • Marissa Nolan

    Shiva Yoga Peeth website

    I completed my training under guidance of Swami Sudhir at Shiva Yoga Peeth, Reshikesh, India. Internationally qualified to instruct in Traditional Hatha, Ashtanga, Sivananda, Pranayama & Yogic Meditation. I am extremely fortunate to have had the opportunity to study with such a profound teacher who lives the simple yet powerful yogic values and has dedicated his life to sharing its benefits and wisdom throughout the world. Deeply understanding the enormity of compassion, humor, simplicity, generosity, gentleness, dedication to higher values and practice is a gift that will stay with me for a life time. If you have ever considered studying yoga or visiting an ashram in India I couldn't recommend Swami Sudhir enough. Swami ensures it is always an unforgettable experience showing you the best of India and Indian way of life.He is one of few Swamis that has the ability to teach traditional practice in a deeply meaningful way, to transform and inspire each person inexactly the way they need and help each individual to find 'their yoga'.

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