27 Days 200 Hours Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh

  • Vinyasa Yoga Academy Near Post Office, Laxman Jhula Rishikesh,Uttarakhand, India Postal Code - 249302

Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training India

Eager to learn more about the art of yoga and share your knowledge by teaching other inspired yogis? If your answer is yes, come and join Vinyasa Yoga Academy’s 200-hour yoga teacher training in India. Yoga is about taking control and responsibility for your own health. It's about calming the fluctuations of a manic mind through breath, movement and meditation. This well-established course program will take you to different subjects including the philosophy behind yoga (pranayama. meditation, asanas). You will develop yourself on a spiritual, mental, and physical level, and you will be given the confidence to take your yoga practice to a deeper level and become a moving yoga teacher.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga sessions
  • Pranayama and meditation practices
  • Yoga teacher training complete curriculum and materials
  • Yoga Alliance 200-hour teacher training certification
  • Himalayas sightseeing trip and nature excursions
  • A complimentary Ayurvedic massage
  • Daily nutritious vegetarian meals
  • 26 nights accommodation
  • 26 days with instruction
  • Hindi, English
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People all around the world come to Rishikesh to search for knowledge and peace, and Vinyasa Yoga Academy is proud to be in the calm foothills of the Himalayas, helping soul searchers seek knowledge. Vinyasa Yoga Academy will try their best to provide you with everything to make your stay happy and meaningful

Shared and private rooms are available according to your interest. The rooms are clean, airy, spacious, ventilated, and well-maintained. There are laundry services, hot water, and Wi-Fi facilities available.

What characterizes Vinyasa Yoga Academy?

Rishikesh, also referred to as ''the Yoga capital of the world'' is a unique place to study yoga. Surrounded by the holy waters of the Ganges, set onto the hills of the beautiful, green Himalayan Mountains, you'll experience an instant and natural feeling of true happiness and gratitude. Enjoy the nightly Ganga Aarti (fire offering) on the Ganges in the evenings. All and all granted for a truly spiritual journey into India, completing your Yoga course with an uplifted spirit and feeling compassion for everything surrounding you.

Vinyasa Yoga Academy is very proud to introduce you to their beloved family consisting of the highly qualified Indian team of teachers and the staff members. All teachers have a unique approach with a personal touch of love, paying attention for the group process but also meeting the student's personal needs. Their humble staff members will do everything in their power to make your stay as convenient as possible, making it feel as if you were home.

Course program

The course has a duration of 4 weeks. Classes will be held from Monday until Saturday, with a half day on Thursday and an off day on Sunday.

Eligibility and accreditation

The 200HR TTC certification is accessible for anyone who is interested in deepening their Yoga practice.

Vinyasa Yoga Academy is a Registered Yoga School (RYS) with Yoga Alliance, which designates this teacher training program as one which follows Yoga Alliance's standards. Students who complete an approved training with this school, may be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance.

To get the 200-Hour Yoga instructor diploma, the student needs to attend the 4 weeks duration course. Assessments will be based on written assignments, as well as practical evaluations and student conduct will be a part of the assessment criteria.

Extended course curriculum

Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow postures

  • Surya Namaskar A
  • Surya Namaskar B

Full Primary Series

  • 1. Padangusthasana
  • 2. Padahasthasana
  • 3. Utthita Trikonasana
  • 4. Parivrtta Trikonasana
  • 5. Utthita Parsvakonasana
  • 6. Parivrtta Parsvakonasana
  • 7. Prasarita Padottanasana A, B, C, D
  • 8. Parsvottanasana
  • 9. Eka Pada Padangusthasana A, B, C, D
  • 10. Ardha Baddha Padmottanasana
  • 11. Utkatasana
  • 12. Virabhadrasana A and B
  • 13. Dandasana
  • 14. Paschimottanasana A, B, C, D
  • 15. Purvattanasana
  • 16. Ardha Baddha Padma Uttanasana
  • 17. Triang Mukaikapada Pashimottanasana
  • 18. Janu Sirsasana A, B, C
  • 19. Marichyasana A, B, C, D
  • 20. Navasana
  • 21. Bhujapidasana
  • 22. Kurmasana
  • 23. Supta Kurmasana
  • 24. Garbha Pindasana
  • 25. Kukkutasana
  • 26. Baddha Konasana A and B
  • 27. Konasana
  • 28. Upavishta Konasana
  • 29. Supta Konasana
  • 30. Supta Padangusthasana A and B
  • 31. Ubhaya Padanghusthasana
  • 32. Urdhva Mukha Pashimottanasana
  • 33. Setu Bandhasana
  • 34. Urdhva Dhanurasana
  • 35. Salamba Sarvangasana
  • 36. Halasana
  • 37. Karnapidasana
  • 38. Urdhva Pindasana
  • 39. Matsyasana
  • 40. Urdhva Padmasana
  • 41. Sirsasana
  • 42. Urdhva Dandasana
  • 43. Baddha Padmasana
  • 44. Yogimudra
  • 45. Uplutih
  • 46. Savasana

Hatha yoga postures (asana)

  • 1. Pawanmuktasana series 1
  • 2. Pawanmuktasana series 2
  • 3. Pawanmuktasana series 3
  • 4. Surya Namaskar ( sun salutation)
  • 5. Chandra Namaskar (moon salutation)
  • 6. Tadasana (palm tree pose)
  • 7. Triyak tadasana (swaying palm tree pose)
  • 8. Trikonasana (triangle pose)
  • 9. Parivirtatrikon asana - revolving triangle pose
  • 10. Uttkatasana –chair pose
  • 11. Virbhdrasana 1 -warrior 1
  • 12. Virbhdrasana 2 -warrior 2
  • 13. Virbhdrasana 3 -warrior 3
  • 14. Ardha Chandrasana - Half moon pose
  • 15. Vriksasana - tree pose
  • 16. Parvatasana - mountain pose
  • 17. Adho mukha svanasana - downward facing dog
  • 18. Kati chakrasana - waist rotating pose
  • 19. Malasana - squatted yoga pose
  • 20. Garudasana - eagle pose
  • 21. Baddha Konasana - bound angle pose
  • 22. Rajkapoot asana - pegion pose
  • 23. Bhujanghasana - cobra pose
  • 24. Urdhva mukha svanasana - upward facing dog
  • 25. Matsyasana
  • 26. Setu Bhandasana
  • 27. Utrasana
  • 28. Dhanurasana
  • 29. Salabhasana
  • 30. Supta Virasana- reclining hero pose
  • 31. Virasana - hero pose
  • 32. Vajrasana - thunderbolt
  • 33. Gomukhasana
  • 34. Balasana
  • 35. Dandasana
  • 36. Ardha Matsyendrasana

Pranayama (power of breathing)

  • Introduction of pranayama
  • Benefits of pranayama
  • General guidelines - clavicular
  • Thoracic and diaphragmatic breathing
  • Yogic breathing
  • Ujjayi
  • Bhastrika
  • Kapalbhati
  • Nadi - Sodhana
  • Bhramari
  • Surya - Bhedi and Chandra - Bhedi
  • Sheetali and Sheetkari

Sitting postures for pranayama sadhana:

  • Easy pose
  • Half-lotus
  • Swastikasana
  • Siddha yoni asana

Mudras (yoga gesture and attitude)

  • Jnana mudra
  • Chin mudra
  • Yoni mudra
  • Bhairava mudra
  • Shambhavi mudra
  • Nasikagra
  • Khechari

Bandhas (energy lock)

  • Preparation
  • Uddiyana
  • Jalandhar
  • Mula and Maha Bandha teaching
  • Teaching
  • Doubts

Meditation (Dhyanam)

  • Breathing awareness meditation
  • Om / mantra meditation
  • Trataka
  • Dynamic meditation
  • Tips for developing concertation
  • Silence practice
  • Ajapa japa
  • Antar mouna

Teaching methodology

  • Positive and conscious communication
  • Friendship and trust
  • Time management
  • Qualities of a teacher
  • Principles of demonstrating, observation, assisting, correcting
  • Use of voice in class
  • Mental and emotional preparation for teaching
  • Class preparation
  • Step-by-step class structure planning

Yoga anatomy

  • Digestive system
  • Respiratory system
  • Circulatory system
  • Nervous system
  • Endocrine system
  • Organs
  • Bodily systems
  • Nadis
  • Chakras
  • Muscular system
  • Skeletal sytem
  • Muscle functions according to joint movements anatomy of breathing, inversions, and Svasana

Yoga philosophy

Week 1

  • Introduction to yoga, its philosophy and evolution
  • Introduction toYoga Sutras of Patanjali
  • Definition of yoga
  • 4 aspects of mind and its functions
  • Daily schedule of a yoga student
  • Principles of the five basic elements and ten senses

Week 2

  • Yama, Niyama (four days)
  • Asana, pranayama and pratyahara, dharana, dhyan, samadhi (two days)

Week 3

  • Pancha - Vayus
  • Panchakoshas
  • Sattva, Rajas and Tamas (Triguna)
  • Introduction to chakras and its functions
  • Three Doshas

Week 4

  • 4 padas of yoga sutras
  • Lives of yogis (inspiring stories)
  • Diet and nutrition for a yogi
  • Question and Answers

Yogic cleansing

  • Rubber-neti
  • Jalaneti
  • Kapalbhati

Yoga Nidra (psychic sleep and sleeping meditation)

  • Basic relaxation
  • Tension relaxation
  • Full body relaxation

Mantra chanting

  • Om Asato Maa Sadgamaya (Mantra from Upanishad)
  • Tvameva mata ca pita Tvameva (Sloka on gods)
  • Om Tryambakam Yajamahe ( Mantra on lord shiva)
  • Om sahana vavatu (Mantra from Upanishad)
  • Guru Brahma Guru Vishnu Gurudevo maheshwara (Guru stotram)
  • Yogena Cittasya (Sloka on sage Patanjali)
  • Hare rama, Hare Krishna (Maha mantra)
  • Vakratunda Mahakaya Mantra

Alignment / Adjustment

  • Hip opening
  • Joints opening
  • Correcting postures
  • Preparation for advance postures
  • Safety of adjustment

Teaching practice (Adhyapanam)

  • Demonstration
  • Alignment
  • Instructions

Assessments are based on

  • Written test
  • Oral test
  • Attendance
  • Performance
  • Behavior

200 Hours Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training Daily Schedule

  • 05:00 Morning bell
  • 06:30 - 07:30 Pranayama, Yogini Moksha Ji, (Swami Ramas' Hall)
  • 07:45 - 09:00 Hatha yoga, Yogi Amit Ji, (Swami Ramas' Hall)
  • 09:15 - 10:00 Breakfast
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Yoga Anatomy, Yogi Ajay Ji, (Swami Ramas' Hall)
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Alignment, adjustment, and methodology, Yogi Amit Ji, (Swami Ramas' Hall)
  • 13:15 Lunch
  • 15:00 - 16:00 Yoga philosophy, Swami Ji, (Swami Ramas' Hall)
  • 16:00 - 17:30 Ashtanga-Vinyasa Flow, Yogi Rajeesh Ji, (Swami Ramas' Hall)
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Guided meditation, Yogi Rohit Ji, (Swami Ramas' Hall)
  • 19:30 - 20:00 Dinner
  • 21:00 Lights off

Please note that all classes are mandatory and only in case of an emergency or illness, one can take leave with respected teacher permission. Uninformed leaves won’t be accepted and this will affect on student's monthly performance.

Prerequisites

A high degree of self-motivation is required for all aspects of the course. The practice and especially the teaching of yoga demand a high degree of self-discipline and purity. To ensure the success of the programme, participants are required to attend all spiritual activities, meditation sessions, lectures and asana classes.

Meat, fish, eggs, black tea, coffee, alcohol, tobacco, drugs and nudity are prohibited during the course as they are counterproductive to the yoga practice. Participants who do not comply with the school rules may be dismissed from the course.

Important note

  • Thursday is half day - no classes will be conducted after lunch, but all meals are provided.
  • Sunday is full day-off and only breakfast is provided.

Karma Yoga 'Self-less service'

  • Students will swipe and mop their rooms, on their own, during their free time. They may also participate in school's other activities to help yoga family.

Discipline rules for students

  • Shower in an early morning before the classes is mandatory.
  • Silence during meals at dining area is mandatory.
  • If you are having a fast any day or going out, you have to inform manager for avoiding food waste.
  • Always make discipline, respect teachers and follow all rules.
  • Always be in the time; if you are late means will not be permitted to join class.
  • Vinyasa Yoga Academy provides accommodation for a student who join yoga classes. So any friends or relatives will not be included in accommodation.
  • Student have to be present in all scheduled program of Vinyasa Yoga Academy.

Please note that Vinyasa Yoga Academy is not responsible for any mis-happening before and after the course schedule.

In this teacher training course, you will have the opportunity to enjoy Himalayas sightseeing trip and nature excursions.

  • Yogi Vishnu Panigrahi

    After practicing yoga from very early age of 12, he decided to leave his family and friends behind to pursue the yogic path and meet his first Yoga Master - Narayan Muni at Jharsuguda Muni Samaj Yoga Ashram. It was here he took his first steps into the Himayalan Tradition. In 1988 he met his second Yoga Master - Swami Niranjan ji to learn the wisdom of the Vedas. There he came across the Jnana Yoga (knowledge), which taught him the important lessons in the path to self-realization.

  • Anjali Krishna

    Anjali was introduced to yoga by her family to stay healthy and fit while she was a teenage girl. At first, she kept on practicing yoga as a daily routine but a random encounter with one of the teachers from Rishikesh while traveling changed her whole perspective of yoga. She understood that yoga can offer much more to life when you follow it as a lifestyle. Then, she landed in Rishikesh to learn this ancient science in its true form. After years of study, she understood the responsibility to spread this knowledge across.

  • Swami Shri Kasyap Ji

    Swami Shri Kasyap Ji more popularly known as Swami Ji is a tale of nature and its love for all-alternative called spirituality live. In 1960 born in Bikaner in Rajasthan to Shri A. N. Kasyap, an eminent educationist, Swami Ji developed exceptional hobbies of touring the Great vibrating Himalayas in pursuit of acquiring meditational and yogic skills to become a master of "Mistry School". Swami Ji authored invaluable works since 1986. Being clear hearted he began with poetry.

  • Dr. E. Amaravathi

    Dr. Amaravathi, is an accomplished yoga therapist and a modern Guru, who has relentlessly pursued integrating scientific and medical approaches with yoga therapy. She is a Masters in Physiotherapy with specialization in Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Disorders. She has tremendous expertise in ICU Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy applications in various conditions and Therapeutic Yoga. She has trained hundreds of students in Physiotherapy, MD (Yoga and Rehabilitation) and Bachelors in Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences (BNYS) courses.

  • Moksha Priya Ji

    Moksha Priya Ji-Certified & registered yoga teacher at world peace yoga school Rajkumari Chauhan ( Moksha priya ) 500 Hours RYT. 15 Years of Teaching experience around the world, Rajkumari ji teaches meditation, Pranayama, Hatha yoga, Mantras chanting & yoga philosophy. Moksha ji is one of the most popular teacher in the world and favorite teacher of all of us.

  • Yogi Amit Payal

    Motivated Yoga Instructor with advanced training in yoga and specialization in Hatha and Ashtanga principles. Enjoy inspiring others to improve wellness and commit to long-term health and fitness goals. Energetic and outgoing with a collaborative spirit. Experience- Lead yoga classes for all ski ll levels, from beginning to advanced. Teach student correct postures to ensure maximum benefit and safety. Provide guided meditation at the beginning and end of each class to help students center themselves and get the most out of each session.

Vinyasa Yoga Academy proudly resides in Rishikesh, the yoga capital of the world. The divine flow of the holy Ganga River and cool breeze of the Himalayan Mountains energizes every cell of your being. Rishikesh has a rich spiritual history. It vibrates with the energies of great yogis who have been meditating for thousands of years. It is a perfect place for your yoga teacher training course.

Nearby places

  • Delhi, 242 kilometers - 6 hours

During the training course, you will be served daily vegetarian meals, detox juices, and herbal teas. The food served is hygienically prepared, nutritious, and healthy. Vinyasa Yoga Academy puts special emphasis over yogi food for all students.

Concerts

Music is a powerful instrument. It connects you deeply with yourself and with others in the most extraordinary and liberating ways. Vinyasa Yoga Academy hosts a jam session and you can participate.

Healing therapies

If you are seeking alternative therapies to heal, increase relaxation, or learn more about yourself, Vinyasa Yoga Academy has a variety of spiritual treatments available at an additional cost.

Movie nights

When you’re in the mood to watch a Bollywood or Hollywood film, stop by Nirvana Cafe inside the school facilities. Complimentary popcorn will be provided.

Peace projects

Vinyasa Yoga Academy is a school with a mission. They spread their message of love and peace wherever and whenever they can through peace projects where the team and the training students regularly perform trash clean-ups around Rishikesh.

Satsang

Recharge your spiritual batteries with a refreshing and peaceful experience at the satsang, a lecture led by Yogi Vishnu that is dedicated to spiritually transforming discussions.

Shopping

A really fun part about Laxman Jhula is all the shops, stalls, and stores. If you have time during your busy training schedule, go wander around for a bit and see what you can find. There are lots of fun clothing to buy like pants, shirts, shawls, and scarves. Some other items that are available in the nearby markets include candles, yoga gear, natural or Ayurvedic beauty and personal care products, religious items, healthy food, snacks, and much more.

Included in the price is a complimentary Ayurvedic massage. The treatment is for healing and detoxifying the body, mind, and spirit and it helps stress reduction and is implemented therapy with herbal oils. It incorporates an aromatic combination of oils prepared with herbs warmed and blended to your Dosha type. It is a very dynamic and unique experience.

  • 1 Ayurvedic massage
  • 1 Himalayas sightseeing trip
  • 26 nights accommodation
  • Certification upon completion
  • Daily nutritious vegetarian meals, detox juices, and teas
  • Himalayas sightseeing trip
  • Yoga materials
  • Weekend excursions
  • Air-conditioner- available for 100 USD
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers - available for 150 USD return drive from Delhi to Rishikesh, or 85 USD for one-way transfer
  • Additional meals and activities
  • Personal expenses

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), where you can take a domestic flight into Jolly Grant Airport (DED). Vinyasa Yoga Academy can pick you up from the airport on request.

Arrival by bus

Depending on the time your plane arrives in Delhi, taking a bus can be a tricky option. The Volvo buses from Delhi to Rishikesh stop running around 9:00 p.m. If your plane arrives in Delhi in the evening, you will have to get a hotel for the night and then make your way to Delhi ISBT (inter-state bus terminus) in the morning.

From the airport, get a prepaid taxi to take you to Delhi ISBT. You are strongly advised to only go to the government-approved taxi stand located right outside the airport exit. The price from the Delhi airport to Delhi ISBT will be 500 INR.

Once you arrive at Delhi ISBT, navigate your way to the bus station’s ticket stands on the second level (go up the escalator). Go to the Uttarakhand State booth and ask when the next Volvo bus will be leaving for Rishikesh. The bus ticket approximately costs between 300 to 400 INR.

Make sure to ask the bus driver or the bus director where they drop off at Rishikesh. You should get off the bus at Rishikesh bus station, which is usually their last stop if their destination is Rishikesh.

Once you arrive at Rishikesh bus station, find an auto rickshaw (tuk tuk) to take you to Laxman Jhula Bridge. An auto rickshaw will cost around 300 INR from the bus station to Laxman Jhula Bridge. They will drop you near or around a path that has a sign leading you to Laxman Jhula. Once you get to Laxman Jhula Bridge, cross it and make a right at Mango Tree Guesthouse. You’ll pass many shops, cafes, and stores on your way to the school. Follow the path all the way down for about one kilometer until you see the path curve left up a slight hill. Continue up that curve and Vinyasa Yoga Academy will be on your left-hand side.

  • 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 Marika Celant from Italy

    Everything absolutely perfect

    CONS Cons: Kitchen a little bit dirty

    PROS Pros: Teacher very prepared and professional

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    Review by Anonymous

    Good place to do your 200 hours Ytt

    CONS Cons: -morning bell unnecessary -no shirt as advertied -no drop off to airport

    PROS Pros: -nice staff -good food -professional teachers

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  • Review by Dakotta from USA
    8 out of 10

    "I highly recommend taking your RYT200 at Vinyasa Yoga Academy. The school was well maintained and the teachers were EXCELLENT. They were highly supportive and available when you needed them. "

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  • Review by Careen Barong from Lebanon
    10 out of 10

    "It was such a challenging journey of mine In India, but i am just thankful that I've chooses the Vinyasa Yoga Academy, the accommodations was great huge room and bathrooms friendly stuff that you can always count on and the incredible and smart professors and teacher that I've learnt a lot in just a month. To the founder Yogi Vishnu who was so inspirable for us by his words and actions, i am so blessed to meet him and thankful by baptizing me my spiritual name.. And I've got so much love by the yogis from all the different countries. A journey that i will forever treasured.. I am endorsing anyone to go and come this best Academy! Careen From Philippines but now Living in Lebanon! Namaste"

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  • Review by Cate Overend from India
    7 out of 10

    " had a wonderful experience at Vinyasa Yoga Retreat. There was bit of confusion in the beginning but everything was easily sorted. I wasn't sure what to expect but was pleasantly surprised and found I did not want to leave. I was fortunate to meet wonderful individuals who I will stay in touch with in the future. Highly recommend."

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    "There were a few kinks (hence the 7) but they were worked out and the whole experience was wonderful"

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  • Review by A traveler

    "Awful! Sewage leaking into our room. No windows, electricity, or heat. You could see your breath in the studio which was also under construction the whole time. We left after two days and got a partial refund. Huge scam, totally awful experience!"

    "Vinyasa Yoga Academy's response:"

    "Namaste from Vinyasa Yoga Academy, "

    "We are very sorry to hear that you did not have a positive experience with us, as well as that you did not offer us the chance to solve the issues you encountered, since you left the second day. "

    "The electricity issue happened due to the natural disaster and the power grid of the whole locality was blown off for one day. We had inverters in our building but they ran off during the night. It was for a single day only and all our students co-operated in that hard time and we are really grateful to each of them."

    "We would like your appreciation in this matter and kindly see the images of our rooms for yourself. We would also like to say that we have now changed our building to a newer one, and all our students are happy and content."

    "Warm regards, "

    "Vinyasa Yoga Academy"

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  • Review by Shanel
    1 out of 10

    "My stay at the Vinyasa Yoga Academy was terrible. I left after one week very dissappointed and upset."

    "Some of the issues were:"

    "When I arrived at my room the toilet had pooh marks inside the toilet bowel as well as on the side wall. The shower towel was stained and damp with what looked like red lipstick marks. Bed linen was stained and looked dirty."

    "No hot water on some days and once no water. Electricity came on and off. Sometimes we had to have dinner by candlelight. WiFi also went on and off. They were building right next to the yoga studio so there was constant banging and lots of dust. The yoga studio was freezing. My bedroom was freezing. No rugs on floor. The curtains did not close properly. No heating. On the first day of classes two teachers didn't not pitch up and one was 30 minutes late. The Anatomy teacher does not know names of muscles or where they are on the skeleton and can not answer questions."

    "During yoga philosophy they tried to push their religion onto us as opposed to focusing on the curriculum. The steps up to the yoga studio were very unsafe, with no safety rail on steps outside. With the wind very strong in the morning one lady almost feel two stories down when the door blew open. 10 people started the training. On the second day, two people left and the rest of us complained. We then stuck it out for a week and then another four of us left (myself included)."

    "When we spoke to management, and then Vishnu, they did not want to give us a refund but they finally refunded me 800 USD only. Even though I paid 1200 USD and only stayed a week. I then also had to pay a penalty cost to move my flights earlier. I am upset that they did not refunded me for the full three weeks. I feel like I have been totally ripped off."

    "The quality of the accommodation and classes is terrible. I will definitely never recommend them."

    "Vinyasa Yoga Academy's response:"

    "Namaste from Vinyasa Yoga Academy,"

    "We provide quality rooms to our students and we don't understand that if there would have been a problem, that particular student should have asked us to fix it. We didn't know about this horrific act of reviewing a particularly nice school with such bad allegations. We provide the best in class facilities to our beloved students who want to learn the ancient techniques of yoga at our school. We are disheartened to see that someone is trying to maul such bad accusations to our yoga family. Our rooms are bright, clean and spacious, and we only preach what we teach."

    "We care for each of our students as everyone needs a perfect room to live in. These are unjust allegations that we showed the different pictures to the students about accommodation. Also, we would like to clarify that although there was a construction site at one part of the school at that time, but it was not in use. The noise of construction going on came from a building next to ours. We tried talking to the owner about that, and that was the sole reason we lodged some of our students to a nearby hotel whose rooms were just next to that under-construction building. The hotel name is Grand Galaxy, Laxman Jhula and is one of the best standard hotel in the neighborhood. The hotel provides good quality rooms and you can check about that online. "

    "About that electricity issue, it happened due to the natural disaster and the power grid of the whole locality was blown off for one day. We had inverters in our building but"

    "they ran off during the night. It was for a single day only and all our students co-operated in that hard time and we are really grateful to everyone of them."

    "We would like your appreciation in this matter and kindly see the images of our rooms for yourself. We would also like to say that we have now changed our building to a newer one, and all our students are happy and content. We tried to make up with the previous students who were not happy but there were some who preferred luxuries over the service we provide. These were three students in total who left the course at that time. Our aim here is to teach and preach yoga and we are in service to the world by creating awareness among the people about yoga and its lifestyle."

    "Warm regards,"

    "Vinyasa Yoga Academy."

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  • Review by ValĂ©rie Roy-Dionne from Canada
    9 out of 10

    "My experience at Vinyasa Yoga Academy was amazing! The teachers are incredibly nice and they have so much knowledge. The food was good and the view from the top yoga hall is great. The modest accomnodations are perfect to experience the yogic lifestyle and they are still good in general!"

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  • Review by Karen from USA
    2 out of 10

    "I did attend, and as hard as it is to write this, it was a big disappointment. To begin with, the pictures of the school on the website were of the sister school World Peace Yoga. This location was down the street, and included a small café to relax between classes, a garden, a rooftop meditation area. Vinyasa Yoga Academy was still under construction the entire time of our course. Often until 11 p.m. there was ongoing sounds of digging, pounding, bouncing of cement blocks. Classes started at 6 a.m. or 6:30 a.m., and although there was a designated time for rest after breakfast and lunch, there was no way someone would be able to sleep through that! The teachers were very good. I would have liked more focus on alignment, anatomy, teaching techniques and actual teaching opportunities. I am glad I stuck it out, though at least one of the students dropped out because of these disappointments.It was also advertised as a course for all levels, which it clearly was not. I would not recommend this school, but the sister school, by contrast, would receive high marks if I could measure by the comments of the students there and what I saw of it. Unfortunately this only added to the disappointment, as it was the school I thought (for obvious reasons) that we would be attending. One more comment, a good percentage of us were not even placed at the school for lodging. We were farmed out to local "hotels" some of which were unspeakably below standard: mold, dirty sheets and towels upon arrival, no hot water. I was one of the lucky ones, as my room did have hot water for a 3-5 minute shower (actually that is plenty of time) and I was able to negotiate for clean linen. I did get my certificate, which was my goal, and as misrepresented and disappointed as this experience was, the teachers, as I said were great. It was the venue that didn't match what was advertised. I hope they finish building, and post the pictures of the real location so the next group of students don't get stuck half a world away. "

    "Vinyasa Yoga Academy's response:"

    "Namaste from Vinyasa Yoga Academy,"

    "We provide quality rooms to our students and we don't understand that if there would have been a problem, that particular student should have asked us to fix it. We didn't know about this horrific act of reviewing a particularly nice school with such bad allegations. We provide the best in class facilities to our beloved students who want to learn the ancient techniques of yoga at our school. We are disheartened to see that someone is trying to maul such bad accusations to our yoga family. Our rooms are bright, clean and spacious, and we only preach what we teach."

    "We care for each of our students as everyone needs a perfect room to live in. These are unjust allegations that we showed the different pictures to the students about accommodation. Also, we would like to clarify that although there was a construction site at one part of the school at that time, but it was not in use. The noise of construction going on came from a building next to ours. We tried talking to the owner about that, and that was the sole reason we lodged some of our students to a nearby hotel whose rooms were just next to that under-construction building. The hotel name is Grand Galaxy, Laxman Jhula and is one of the best standard hotel in the neighborhood. The hotel provides good quality rooms and you can check about that online. "

    "We would like your appreciation in this matter and kindly see the images of our rooms for yourself. We would also like to say that we have now changed our building to a newer one, and all our students are happy and content. We tried to make up with the previous students who were not happy but there were some who preferred luxuries over the service we provide. Our aim here is to teach and preach yoga and we are in service to the world by creating awareness among the people about yoga and its lifestyle."

    "Warm regards,"

    "Vinyasa Yoga Academy."

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  • Review by Marta Covo from Columbia

    "It is an experience of a lifetime. Having small classes helped me learn so much more and have one-one learning experience with my teachers. The teachers of world peace yoga are one of the best teachers in India. We even had the Ashtanga Indian winner gold medal. I recommended so much this school, mainly because of the teachers and the nice people which attend this school. Vishnu is one of the most incredible human beings with the greatest hearts, he is a true yogi and having the opportunity of sharing with him was so fulfilling and inspiring. I highly recommend Vinyasa Yoga Academy, it is an experience of a lifetime."

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  • Review by Liang Fuhuan from China

    "A life changing experience. It's really a life changing experience for me. This one month study opens door of yoga for me. Yoga means too many things far beyond the asana and exercises. Different teachers and students share their knowledge and life experiences, which really inspires me to keep on practice and searching my inner heart. This experience will change my attitude towards myself and outer world. It will also change my life-style to some extent. It must be one of my correct decisions that i have ever made"

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  • Review by Alexandra Dewar from Canada

    "A positive atmosphere TTC at Vinyasa Yoga Academy was an amazing experience. It was positive atmosphere at all time and they were really focused on our growth. They made sure to deepen both our personal practice, and our confidence as teachers. the class sizes were small and intimate so there was a lot of personalized attention. I never had a question left unanswered and all of the teachers would give extra time to help clarify any concepts that we didn't understand. The yoga room was airy and clean, and I felt like it was home. Vishnu made sure to treat us not as guests, but as family. All of the instructors were very humble and knowledgeable. They all recognized that this program is a learning experience not only for us, but for them as well. Coming out of this program, I truly feel like I have all the tools I need to become a yoga teacher."

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  • Review by Alex from Great Britain

    "It was a great genuine experience. Hari Om.Vinyasa Yoga Academy was a great genuine experience. I felt really welcomed by all of the staff, the food was good and the hotel was a great modern western style hotel with wifi. Over the month I learnt so much stuff, so many techniques to help me now in the present moment and the future spiritually. Vinyasa Yoga Academy situates right next to the Ganga where you can sit by the Ganga and feel the peace and tranquility of the holy river. All the teachers offer so much and have there own way of teaching so it was good to experience all the different qualified teachers. I highly recommend this school to all of my friends. "

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  • Review by Rosie Platts from Australia

    "The curriculum was thorough and covered all aspects of yoga 200-hour YTT at Vinyasa Yoga Academy was an incredible experience. The curriculum was thorough and covered all aspects of yoga. All of teachers were knowledgeable, open, firm whilst loving in guiding us to be the best yoga teachers, and people, we could be. It was a blessing to receive their wisdom throughout our training. The other students during the course were beautiful souls from all over the world, it was truly an enlightening experience making friends like these. The school is located in a gorgeous part of Laxman Jhula at the base of the Himalayan ranges with views to Mother Ganga and the surrounding mountains.I would absolutely recommend anyone considering yoga teacher training in Rishikesh to consider "

    "Vinyasa Yoga Academy."

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  • Review by Libia Thalia
    10 out of 10

    "La experiencia en Vinyasa Yoga Academy fue maravillosa, los profesores y clases excelentes, tienen un alto compromiso con los estudiantes. La atención fue excelente también, así como la comida. Es un equipo que trabaja desde el corazón y con mucho amor. Agradezco a cada uno de ellos que hicieron posible mi experiencia. Definitivamente volvería. Si estás pensando en ir no lo dudes más, solo prepárate por qué no querrás irte de la escuela."

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Testimonials

  • Review by Thunyaporan Rakprasoot
    10 out of 10

    "One of the best experience in my life. Definitely recommend thee school for my fellow yogini. All teachers as well as crew made me fell at ease & helpful. Listen to our feedback & react, satisfaction cheek list & follow up every week was amazing."

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  • Review by Lousin
    10 out of 10

    "Powerful, learn about myself and other. Faced my ego and overcome personal struggles."

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  • Review by Liubov Khalturine
    10 out of 10

    "It was amazing. Yoga has deeply affected my life in so many ways. But i understand that it is important for only in this month… I understand that yoga is not just a movement, it is a way of life. Thank you a lot for this school whole my life i will remember these days."

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  • Review by Jen Hyde
    10 out of 10

    "Very good, comfortable accommodation and very friendly and helpful staff."

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  • Review by Ramona Lobhez
    10 out of 10

    "I really enjoyed this course. The teachers are great. Everyone is so friendly, helpful, open. I think i learned a lot."

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  • Review by Sylivean Injelanilu
    10 out of 10

    "It was amazing meeting people from different parts of the world. The adapting to new environment, culture and appreciation of the little things i personally take for granted back home."

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  • Review by Priya Francis
    10 out of 10

    "This last month was easily the best month of my life. I have learned more than i thought i would. This experience was truly an enriching one and I’m going with a lots of good memories, knowledge and friend for life."

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  • Review by Karla Miller
    10 out of 10

    "I loved the school because you made it possible to experience try yogi life as best we could, including all aspects of a true practice. We didn’t just do asana, we mediated, did pranayama and studied. We also had the challenge of changing our diets, which was at first not easy but it was good. Our schedules and without necessary planning it, we had to practice being with other people. Being our best, our feeling and interactions with others. We could see true full efforts of yoga practice if we open to it."

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  • Review by Martina Barbi
    10 out of 10

    "I really love this experience, give me lots of things: knowledge, inspiration, new friends and knowledge about life well being."

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  • Review by Giulia Biauchi
    10 out of 10

    "It was an amazing experience, indeed i’m so happy i took the decision to go ahead and take also 300 Hours Yoga TTC."

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  • Review by Simone Topel
    10 out of 10

    "I had a wonderful time at VYA. I was impressed by how much i learned in the short space of time i spent here. I am experienced more than ever to being teaching yoga and will cherish further the rest of my life."

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  • Review by Nikki Pestano
    10 out of 10

    "I have learned so much with in the past month. Huge thanks to everyone- teacher, administration & to all staff for making this experience very memorable. I haven’t learned only about yoga out also so much on the Indian culture."

    "The school has taught me to be more sociable( as this is my fist time to travel alone ) humble, see people not as what they do but as what they are and really appreciate the beauty and goodwill of every thing."

    "I came to know about yoga for myself and for others(person with disabilities, mental illness & children with special needs) and i am glad to say that i will be bringing home so much knowledge for me to be able to help them live their lives more fully and more meaningful. Learning about the connection of yoga, health and therapy was very interesting as i cam from a medical & scientific background."

    "The accommodation, food and excursion were awesome and i enjoyed minute that i was here. I am very sure that i’ll miss everyone that has been on this journey with me."

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  • Review by Silvia Bianchini
    10 out of 10

    "Great experience, total immerse into the yoga world. I definitely suggest it to everybody who's interested to become a yoga teacher. "

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  • Review by Calla Bakowski
    10 out of 10

    "I fully enjoyed myself here and hardest & best thing I have ever done for myself. Cannot wait to share my knowledge with the world."

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  • Review by Scott Small
    10 out of 10

    "Vinyasa Yoga Academy is the best!! I learned so much from the teachers and had an amazing time. I really appreciated my time and the care and effort and patience that i was shown by the staff (especially Raja)."

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  • Review by Vanessa
    9 out of 10

    "Very good... sometimes confusing, but very good."

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  • Review by Nemet Kalkan
    10 out of 10

    "Overall the experience was very very great. I felt safe, joy, happiness and cared for by all safe members. The kitchen staff are always happy, they try to teach us Hindi and sing with sand make food with lots of joy and love. Everyone was very friendly. The weekend activities were great break from the schedule week. When people were ill, each and every staff member got involved, from the team coordinator to the chefs cooking kitchen, even the teachers tell us ayurvedic treatment or pranayama cleaning techniques, I will really miss everyone, the bond is strong here with beautiful energy please thank everyone or their amazing energy and efforts for us."

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  • Review by Sian Bott
    6 out of 10

    "I really enjoyed the program although a lot could be improved. It feels very unorganized and the food was just not enjoyable. The emphasis of the qualification needs to be on teaching yoga classes, since we are becoming teachers!! Not written teat even marked on our classes and one teacher did not give any feedback. The bamboo room needs air con and better cleaning facilities for rooms. The website needs to be updated too as you are telling students they will receive juices, herbal teas throughout the day and will be doing accupressure work, yoga therapy etc and that isn’t true."

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  • Review by Josie McKanlay
    10 out of 10

    "A trip of a lifetime for me & all my goals, expectations were met. The location is perfect & Rishikesh is very special. A kind of Utopia. I really enjoyed every class & the teaching was excellent. The staff were always very helpful & we were provided with everything we required. I am grateful to have had this opportunity."

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  • Review by Susan Bolans
    10 out of 10

    "Enjoyed the course & i felt i learned a lot. Will definitely continue my practice when i leave. people were all amazing."

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  • Review by Danielle Robinson
    10 out of 10

    "Beautiful, supportive & encouraging school with knowledge in many disciplines. Very high standard, among to produce,competent, helpful teachers."

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  • Review by David Main from New Zealand
    10 out of 10

    "At first i was afraid, i was petrified but then i grew strong and i will miss this place. I met expectations, i earned more than i expected and great friends."

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  • Review by Clementine Lloyd
    8 out of 10

    "Generally good experience. The teachers were knowledgeable. It may have been good to have a meeting with the course mediators, when everything was arranged, as we didn’t know who to speak to if any issue."

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  • Review by Naushafarin Sayar
    10 out of 10

    "The behavior of the staff in the reception/ in the management office / in the kitchen was so good. They were so sweet and kind and hospitable. They were responsible and good. i really appreciate them and thanks a lot. "

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  • Review by Christine Walses from Switzerland
    10 out of 10

    "Super thank you so much, I am grateful to have been here. Excellent motivator and helpful teachers. I liked food very much and everybody was so friendly, helpful, and supportive. Thank you so much."

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  • Review by Natalie Sadow
    10 out of 10

    "Excellent teachers and awesome food. Pleasant room with great view. Perfect and lot of information to learn in the time period allotted. A lot of poses to learn in short time. Amazing and thank you so much."

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  • Review by Natalia Vdovichenko
    10 out of 10

    "I ended the 200-hour teacher training course and feel myself firstly very happy that I could get knowledge of yoga from original source secondly I feel myself a little bit sad because time went very quickly and I need to come back home. I would like to say thanks so much to teachers of Vinyasa Yoga Academy who shared really great experience in yoga with us, so that we can use these skills to make our own teacher career and feel ourselves more confident. Thanks to Vishnu Ji for good organisation of learn process and for creating friendly and positive atmosphere during the course!"

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  • Review by Froto Grapharing from USA
    10 out of 10

    "If you want an intimate learning experience with family-like feel, come here for TTC. This school / hotel / health center has low class numbers so learning is very progressive and the programs are well-rounded. The site has grassy areas and nice outdoor covered eating area with amazing yogic food. My room was a great private room with a balcony facing the Ganga. I highly suggest doing training here or coming for the detox retreat!"

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Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India

Vinyasa Yoga Academy's goal is to provide seekers with unique spiritual, religious, and mind-body experiences by applying their expertise in Vedanta philosophy and yoga.

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