Swami Krishnananda Yogashala offers enriching yoga retreats and open general classes, specialized classes, and yoga teacher training.
Yogacharya Dr. K. Ashutosh is the disciple of Swami Krishnananda Ji Maharaj of Divine Life Society in Rishikesh. Certifications: MBBS, DPH&H, DcCH , NDDY, PGDY, Ayurved Ratan, D.Ac, PGDSM, and PhD (Yoga). Formerly, he was a lecturer at Bapu Nature Cure Hospital and Yogashram, International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres.
Kadambari has been awarded gold medals in the 13th National Yoga Competition 1994, State Yoga Competition 1995, third International Yoga Competition 1995, Open National Yoga Competition 1999, State Yoga Competition 2000, and Artistic Yoga World Cup Argentina 2002. She has also participated in Yogashiromani (SYVNC).
Yao Yu Wu
from Sweden, November 2018
"Best Yoga Teacher Training"
1. Teacher training and yoga therapy. This course is not only a yoga teacher training but also yoga therapy. Students get to learn asanas, teaching techniques, anatomy, ayuvedic lifestyle, health problems and physical capabilities. 2. Challenge yourself but not overdo it. I like the way our teachers always encourage students to challenge themselves without getting hurt. 3. Language. Students are from different cultures, not everyone can fully understand Indian English and Sanskrit words. Our teachers are very patient. They will repeat or slow down a bit and answer all kinds of questions. 4.There're breaks in between classes though this is an intensive course. Students can use time to rest, study or have a walk in the beautiful garden. 5.Teachers are very caring. Some students do get sick during the course. Teachers would always like help out. 6.Dorm rooms are simple but very clean and tidy. Toilets are western style with hand held sprayer. Plus, there's hot water in the shower, so much better than I expected!!
from Spain, October 2018
"A lifetime experience"
We weren't not being only taught in a wide way what yoga is, but we lived it from deep inside of our heart, mind and soul thanks to the know how of those big souls that showed us their knowledge and their love, treating us and making us feel as a unique being, like yoga is supposed to be.
from India, October 2018
"Thanks for so much of love and compassion"
Yogic lifestyle, we could understand the medical & scientific way of practical.
from Indonesia, October 2018
"Abuse, neglect and no certificate at Swami Krishnananda Yoga"
the location is beautiful, but the landlord said he will not rent the space out to them much longer, as he feels financially taken advantage of by Ashutosh and is embarrassed by Ashutosh's pretentious and arrogant demeanor whenever guests visit.
from Somalia, October 2018
I hope that this excerpt can be used to justify any wrongful accusation and or any attempt made to discredit and or to defame Swami Krishnananda Hatha Yoga Vidyapeeth including all its staff especially director and co-director Yogacharya Dr. Ashutosh Agarwal and Ms. Kadambari respectively.
First of all, let me express endless gratitudes towards the ashram, especially to Yogacharya Dr. Ashutosh and Ms. Kadambari. They are depiction of true teachers who always have been extremely humble. They stay true with their teachings. I and - I believe - other 30some of us have been blessed to have this incredible learning opportunity from them. So much so, that many of us are continuing for more courses. They have not just taught us lessons but have open up our hearts to be more lovable person. I do not think I would have sufficient words to describe how beatiful and caring our gurus Dr. Ashutosh and Kadambari are. I personally can not thank them enough on how much I have learned about myself towards this journey. The course itself is the most affordable throughout India if not the world. I believe it is due to their sincerity of sharing knowledge and spreading love instead of a mere skill-monetizing. That said, I am discombobulated for the fact that any person would complaint about anything during the course, let alone any attempt to wrongly accuse and insult credibility of Dr. Ashutosh and degrade anyone within the institution.
from United States, September 2018
"Best Teacher Training Course (TTC) of All Time"
Not only do you learn the most important and scientific aspects of yoga as a whole, you will also experience tremendous personal growth if you truly invest yourself in the course. A challenging and fulfilling month in every sense - physically, mentally, and spiritually.
from United Kingdom, September 2018
"It's where you will find happiness"
Can't thank them enough for the valuable knowledge and learning. It was such an amazing experience taking us through the whole journey, accommodating to all our requests and suggestions. Transforming us from beginners to confident teachers who can spread the knowledge and happiness everywhere. I will sure go back for my 300 hour certificate.
A testimony : I used to use my inhaler daily and since arriving and starting doing the purification techniques daily I never used for the whole month and probably won't even need it again
Just one more suggestion: There should be more variety during lunch, some days it was just rice and not everyone can eat rice for 28 days
from United States, August 2018
They went an extra mile to make sure we learned everything we needed to learn. Their goals were to make sure that we live a happier life than we had before by using Yoga as a lifestyle. They guys with whom I shared the dorm with were very supportive and friendly. I will miss them. We were like family. Thanks guys!
from Indonesia, November 2018
"Enseñanza de corazón. Superb!!!"
En este ttc de Yoga encontré todo lo que buscaba. Enseñanza seria y con fundamento de parte del Doctor Ashutosh y amor de la Maestra Kadambari. No tengo más que agradecer esta hermosa experiencia, donde no solo aprendí sino crecí a nivel personal. Cada día fue una prueba y desafió hacia uno mismo, tanto a nivel físico como espiritual. Gracias, gracias, gracias. Espero volver pronto. Celeste
from France, November 2018
I would like to express my eternal gratitude and respect towards Yogacharya Dr. Ashutosh and Kadambari for their dedication to transmit some of the most honorable values in this world. I also thank their closed ones and all the fellow students who attended the course for creating a studious, joyful, inclusive and supportive atmosphere during our stay in the yogashram. /
I was offered a highly qualitative and pluridisciplinary teaching in an open to debate atmosphere. Most importantly, I experienced the beauty of living harmoniously as a community, gathering people from diverse horizons in a safe, natural and communicative climate. We would support each others, solve any issues together, work and focus and then celebrate hands in hands. This is the kind of yoga teacher I would aspire to become, having faith in the practice of asanas, pranayama and other yogic techniques, but always keeping in mind that unconditional love and support of the Self and of the Others (whatever their background and beliefs may be) is essential. /
We received so much love, kindness and humble guidance to be able to challenge ourselves through patience and humility.
/ Mona from France
from India, October 2018
"Una experiencia maravillosa :-)"
Un entorno tranquilo en la naturaleza y unos instructores muy humanos con los que disfrutar aprendiendo acerca de la vida , uno mismo y el Yoga. Muy especial la energia de este curso.
from Switzerland, October 2018
"Here you experience the real yoga"
In Yoga swami k. you get a real transmission from the most beautiful teachers , how yoga is ...and was in the past! It is so deep and profound and every student is developing on every possible level! Today yoga is a buissnes and money machine in Europe and India. I always made wishes to find a authentic place. And here it is like this.. you need to be honest to yourself what you want in life and where you wanna go.if you really wanna develop fast and in a perfect way,come here. But be aware that this is not always the easiest way.you just have one possibility here..to look at yourself and who you really are. I am thankful for my beautiful and precious teachers Dr.Ashutosh and kadambari.. I will come back soon.i love you!
Jasper Van Remundt
from India, August 2018
Damn where do I need to start. This place is magic, it was far beyond my expectations, especially for this price. Dr ashutosh is a honorable man, he is so wise and knows how to connect yoga with scientific facts! Kadambari is very calm and is such a good yoga teacher, she has so much experience, and knows how to bring the message over! The location and food is awesome, very nice vegan food and green gardens. It's magical and I already miss this place, but will soon come back😊
from India, January 2019
"Amazing Genuine Yoga"
The first place I've found in India that they don't make Yoga a business. A peaceful place, great teachers, amazing sattvic vegetarian foods...I'm truly grateful to know them and to be with them for a month. They're so beautiful people with lots of love and compassion. They do what they teach and they share whatever they have if possible. I'm much more healthy and happy now. I was also inspired to live a simple, peaceful, happy life and to help other people.
I know it's never enough to say but thank you so so much my teachers and my friends.
NANAGOUDA Sp Patil
from India, January 2019
from Spain, January 2019
"Positive experience !!!!"
Everything , the place , the people , the good .....Highly recommended !!!
from United Kingdom, January 2019
"Incomparably generous content and outstanding teachers"
The richness of the experience owe to the depth of knowledge, the kindness, patience, insightfulness and generous of the teachers. The joy of being in a big group, the camaraderie between us was a great source of comfort and support. Absolutely unforgettable. The experience was way beyond my expectations. I feel blessed to have found this course.
Andrea Torres Gaviria
from Colombia, December 2018
"The best investment in my life. "
I absolutely love everything. The place is amazing, the teachers are wonderful people. The teachings were great. So much love and knowledge to share. So grateful i had the chance to learn from the best!
from Nepal, December 2018
"Super deep inner experiense"
I like that it is so compleet courese. It is not just about yoga and how to accive asanas.It is about what yoga is as a fundamental knowledge which halpes you in life ( how to leave life).
Teachers are ready to help any moment when you need it. In another side i was learning to realize and understand things bymyself whith guidence of teachers even withiut words. From the begining i trust those two people with open heart and soul compleetly.
from Cambodia, December 2018
"The best experience in Yoga "
This is the best my time in Yoga. 30 days like 3 day on one positive happiness way. A lot of nice practices Shatkarmas, Asanas, Mantas, Pranayamas, Mitahara, Yoga Nidra, Tratakas, Kirtan and other tools Hatha Yoga and Yoga Therapy. Useful lecture about philosophy Yoga, yogic life style, physical body, treatment my yogic tools. Big greatest to the Teachers and Karma yogis🙏🏼
from Qatar, December 2018
"Amazing experience! Qualified and inspiring instructors!"
The instructors' qualifications, their ability to teach and inspire students.
I learned more than I expected and was impressed with Dr. Ashutosh's extensive knowledge about yoga, Ayurveda and other subjects. His teaching method engaged students in interesting debates.
It was a pleasure to learn from Mrs. Kadambari about asanas and important tips on how to avoid injuries.
from Kenya, November 2018
"Loved Swami Krishna Nanda Yogashala "
My name is Seema Khanna and i live in Mombasa Kenya.
This note is to say a big BRAVO! To Krishna Nanda Yogashala in Mysore where i went for a 200 hours TTC Training from 26th of September till 25th of October 2018 which i had booked with Book Yoga Retreats . This was one of the most beautiful experiences of my life. I have to say i was a bit apprehensive as i am 60 years old and had not done much yoga in the past. But the complete acceptence and encouragement was amazing.The training the personal growth the perfect mix of love and discipline of the teachers towards all the students. The beautiful clean environment and a wonderful group of co learners.
One of the biggest lesson i learnt is how to co exist with a group with complete harmony understanding and love. Learnt to share each others joys and sorrows. A truely great experience.
I would recommend this to anyone who is truely wants self improvement, is not scared of working hard and wants something blissful for the soul.
I wish the Yogashala all the best and its wonderful teachers and support group all the best and Gods choicest blessings.
Om Namah Shivaya
from India, October 2018
Location of Ashram, people and the course structure.
from India, July 2018
"Amazing training the best I've ever heard about or been to"
Such a deeply transformative experience
from Vietnam, July 2018
"Challenge yourself. Worth every moment."
Amazing experience! I have learned so much during this intense teacher training but know it is just the beginning of the journey. Dr. Ashutosh and Kadambari have provided me with the foundation, challenges, and mindset I needed to truly start bringing the benefits of yoga into my life.
This is not an easy, laid-back or fancy experience but you will get back 10x what you give. Openness, awareness, honesty, trust and discipline will take you very far. I came to improve my personal practice but I am now excited and confident to share what I know with others as I continue to learn.
from India, July 2018
from India, July 2018
"Application of Yoga in every moment"
Its hard to describe how greateful and blessed I feel to have learnt from such a great Teachers! They are a great example what the Yoga is and you see it in every moment. Also every detail of the schedule is planned accordingly to Yoga, to natural rhythm of the body and to the practices you do. There is even no one random or unnecessary thing.
The food is simple and purely Satvic, but also very delicious.
Teachers are extremely knowledgeable, compassionate and treat everyone individually knowing that everyone has got another background experience and another difficulties to work on.
The course is an entire, perfectly designed process where every element serves for taking you deeper to the practice.
Absolutely the best Yoga place where I have been (and I have been to few).
from United States, January 2019
"Amazing experience, I just could recommend this place."
I liked the way they teach. It was an amazing experience with lovely people. The programme is intense but they make everything to help us, the teaching is SUPER, everything and everyone was SUPER :) thank you !!!!
from United Kingdom, December 2018
"Mixed feelings but Absolutely no regrets "
Everyone was extremely friendly. I had the feeling of being in a family. The other students were really nice and helpful. Also the teachers were very supportive. Especially the physical part of the ytt was very good. I learned a lot about my body during Asana-classes. Kadamberi is a great teacher, very calm but also straight forward. I absolutely enjoyed her classes. I could have done them the whole day through. She has such a calming voice and makes you feel peaceful and confident. Also the Karma-Yogis were so great and always helpful if someone needed anything.
The Ashram itself was on a beautiful Agricultural-farm in the middle of nowhere. It was very peaceful. During the whole stay I felt absolutely peaceful. There were monkeys, a cat and two cows, coconut palmtrees, lemontrees, a lake and a beautiful environment overall. I have a lot of respect for the teachers and the Karma-Yogis who did such a great job. And I’m thankful for all the people I got to know and am still friends with.
from United Arab Emirates, December 2018
"An island of hope and true dedication"
In the days when yoga has become a business, Kadambari and Dr. Ashutosh have created with their school a small island of true devotion where people can learn the true meaning of yoga. Here it is taught that yoga goes beyond physical aspects and teachers do live what what they teach. Both have an incredible amount of knowledge that they skillfully pass on to their students. I chose this school for my first educational trip to India because I was specifically looking for a place where I could fill in the gaps in my education, gain new knowledge and skills. I could not foresee that I would be "forced" to examine myself thoroughly, to face my fears and doubts, and finally to get strengthened in the belief that I am on the right track. The price of the course is really low in comparison to another schools even in Mysore, but the reason is not lack of educational quality or certifications, but the intention to let everyone who wants to learn to have a chance. Apart from the inner work, which, as it turned out, was urgently needed, I was able to improve my physical fitness, the quality of my asanas, pranayama and concentration. Thank you, Kadambariji and Dr.Ashutosh for sharing your love, dedication, knowledge so generously.
from Spain, August 2018
"unforgettable experience "
Kadambari, the best teacher of yoga and very sweet person and Sir Ashutosh is a very good professional of the health and good teacher on the lectures and yoga nidra. Both have given me fundamental tools to continue my yoga's life way. Pure love to them.
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I am very happy with the course in general . You have inspired me a lot . Today I can see that everything that has happened was for a purpose , to put ourself in front of our Self , face to face , naked . The real test is with ourselves and see if we are aware of it . I think and am sure that you both know your subject Very well . Please keep me posted for the coming courses schedule and keep in touch . I will miss you a lot .Also call me up if you need help in other courses . It will be a pleasure in helping you in any way . Can not stop saying thank you .I am sorry [not]
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Thank you , my dream when I was in France was to find a yoga course like yours .Passion , heart n love sharing with full presence .I was hoping to find a donation based course but I thought it may not even exist .You made my dream come true and I believe in what you do because money is filtering perception and like this we can only surrender & be thankful to what you offer . I can not question your truth & honesty , your commitment because you live yoga in a profound way and that is the biggest teaching for me I commit myself to live on the path of yoga with all my heart & efforts . You were / are the best teachers , friends & inspiration I could have dream off . Pure & authentic … I can only want to walk on your track .Thank you for making this possible . Thank you for your love , patience , kindness , firmness , smiles , glittering eyes , answers , compassion , teachings , living yoga & sharing it ,I will follow you from far n close , you are in my heart forever .you are blessed . Thank you
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Thank You !! It is so rare to find someone who is living what he is teaching, I really appreciate your authenticity, honesty and strength to admit also your limits, this is the inspiring aspect that attracts me to this Shala. This course in particular could have been more intense. I feel, I did not use my full potential but I am sure you had your reasons for it and as we have to consider every member of the group I understand to take it easy when people who already struggle with sickness are having a hard time. Thank you for forcing me to sing Kirtan. I really had to overcome me to do that. Thank Kadambari for leading the Sun Salutation in such a flowing way that I totally forgot myself. Also, I loved how personal the course has been instead of the relatively big number of participants.