Arohan Yoga is a premier yoga school offering yoga teacher training and yoga retreats, having its base in the sacred land of Rishikesh, India.
Yoga Retreats (3)
25 Day Family Run 200-Hour Hatha, Iyengar, Aerial, Ashtanga, Ayurveda Yoga Teacher Training in IndiaMar | Apr | May | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct, 2020
Neeraj is an experienced, registered yoga teacher E-RYT from Yoga Alliance. He completed his course in Rishikesh. He is also certified as a yoga instructor from Ayush Ministry, Government of India. Neeraj has completed a course in Vedantic philosophy. He is also an MBA and has nine years’ experience in the corporate world. Apart from teacher training and retreats, Neeraj conducts workshops for golfers, corporates, and runners. He believes in imparting holistic yoga knowledge with equal emphasis on asanas, pranayama, mudra, bandha, cleansing, and meditational techniques.
Sneha is a graduate and focuses on women’s health by incorporating the techniques of asanas, pranayama, mantras, and light meditation. She conducts yoga classes for prenatal and postnatal conditions for women with a very gentle and simple approach and most of her lessons are a direct outcome of her own personal experience of the stages of pregnancy and the later recovery periods. She also conducts live cooking classes and demos on yogic cuisine.
Vikas is an E-RYT 500 and has more than 12 years of teaching experience. Born and Brought up in the sacred city of Rishikesh, he has a natural affinity towards Yoga. He is our Hatha Teacher. He is known to be very spontaneous and his classes are enjoyed by one and all
Ravi is a masters in Yoga Science from Rishikesh University. He has more than 10 years of experience teaching in various teacher training. His classes are intensive and properly structured. He teaches the primary series of Ashtanga Vinyasa in the 200-hour teacher training program. Most students see a marked improvement in their flexibility after training under him.
Saajan is an RYT 200 having completed his Masters in Yoga (Philosophy) Saajan was born in the holy city of Rishikesh. Since childhood, he developed a keen interest in yoga and Indic philosophy. His philosophy sessions are full of warmth and subtlety of the yogic values
from Thailand, February 2020
"Better than I could have expected "
I was hesitant to sign up for a yoga teacher training for three reasons. First, I am a single female traveler. Second, because I was a competitive gymnast for 15 years and didn’t think that yoga could provide me with much more knowledge than gymnastics already had. And third, I am a coach of competitive sports and cardio conditioning and thought that my ideas of fitness may clash with the “yogi” lifestyle. I am happy to say that my experience with Arohan Yoga and all of the instructors enlightened my perception of yoga and created a life-enhancing experience for me (something that I do not say lightly).
I have heard many stories about young females being taken advantage of by “gurus” or male instructors at retreats. The instructors at Arohan were completely professional and genuinely helpful and compassionate. I did not feel preyed upon once. Also, one of their greatest strengths, in my opinion, was never claiming to be gurus. They are very experienced and knowledgeable instructors but do not beg to be idolized. I have great respect for this.
After being a gymnast for so many years and a competitive athlete throughout college, I wasn’t expecting to get much out of yoga. However, I was challenged everyday and I loved it. It was nice to be reminded of the strict discipline of deep stretching and to learn new poses to improve and maintain my flexibility.
Finally, yoga is much more than stretching. It is a lifestyle with a rich history. It will benefit me throughout my life.
from Morocco, February 2020
"Memorable times at Arohan"
The community and family of yogis is first and foremost the most special part. Together we created a caring and lovely vibe to practice and ascend our spiritual yogic growth in this place. The teachers are all gems, really caring and disciplined in their practice. The structure and sometimes informal flow of the day was nice. Food is yummy and not super repetitive unless you dislike rice and chappati. And there’s restaurants nearby if you’re really hankering for something else lol. The location is probably the best thing, as it’s quiet and peaceful right on the Ganga beach... seems like most training facilities are in the city center where there’s non stop noise from tuk tuks and people... I couldn’t imagine practicing in a setting like that. The location and price make Arohan a no brainer for your first training!
from Mozambique, December 2019
"1month duration/lifetime experience"
The teacher training was really amazing, from the location going to the program passing through the teachers and including the team I found there. Was everything so cozy, realized and learned that there is a whole science behind yoga in and out the mat. Grateful for everything I learned,grateful for the people I met. I took not only new knowledge but also a whole new family,learned that people can actually be good even when they don’t know each other. Teachers that had no trouble sharing their time and knowledge unfortunately we didn’t have more time.Attention in solving our problems
And the location....sooo beautiful never will forget that view. Enjoyed everyday
Vikas very kind and warm soul, always supportive
Saajan one of my favorite teachers couldnt get enough of his classes
Neeraj very professional, eager to share his knowledge
Ravi makes you find strengths (and flexibility) you didn’t know you could.
Sneha so supportive and open always here and there to make our stay as comfortable as it could.
from France, November 2019
"More than what I expected"
I really loved the School! I enjoyed everything: the location (amazing quiet place far from the noise of the city), the kindness of all the people working there and the professionality of the trachers. I fell in love with Ashtanga. Ravi, the teacher, is amazing and he is really able to teach A LOT in less than one month! All the subjects are well-studied and the program is interesting but still easy to undestand from people with no background knowledge. I loved philosophy sooo much! Saajan is a very great teacher, he is always smiling and gives you the most out of his classes. Vikas, tha Hatha teacher, is super nice, he is very experienced and fond of his job, you can see how much he loves it! Neeraj is the owner and he is also teaching anatomy, Iyengar Yoga and Aerial Yoga. He is a man full of knowledge, always willing to learn something new and to share it with his students. I really enjoyed all of his classes, also anatomy, which is really difficult for me, became easy to understand and study! Also a BIG thank you to Sneha, Neeraj's wife, and to the other nice women and men working at Arohan: everybody is super nice, professional, kind and always smiling!
I feel I really got the most out of this School and I am really happy with this choice!
"Great beginning of my yoga teaching experience! "
There are many schools in Rishikesh, it’s hard to choose. You pay less than average at Arohan and you start to doubt. Well, don’t anymore. It’s a very good school and if you open your mind and heart you will have an unforgettable experience.
I read reviews from many schools and people were complaining about too many people, poor organisation, people getting sick. Nothing like that at Arohan!
We were very lucky group of 9 and I’m very greatful for every beautiful soul I met there.
First, the location is perfect. Tucked away from hustle and bustle of the city. You will appreciate it at some point. 100 meters from Ganga beach were you can find the serenity in nature. Or you can get on the rooftop for magic sunrises.
Second, passionate teachers who always give 100%. Very supportive, ready to answer every question. Sneeha, is always there to accommodate your every need. Neeraj is well organised, willing to listen to your feedback and improve. Variety of classes will give you an opportunity to choose the style that suits you. I loved Ashtanga with Ravi.
Lastly, food was delicious. Big portions. Maybe even too big :)
Once again, thank you everyone who is part of Arohan and made my experience very special.
Diogo De Carvalho
from United States, June 2019
"Real Indian and yogic experience "
Arohan was a very pleasant experience for me (and I can say, for my classmates as well). Teachers they have a very high profile and knowledge! Sneeha was all the time present and helpful in any situation. Neeraj a very professional and straight teacher and school’s owner, Vikas a real guru.
After I finished my 200hrs in this school I did my 300hrs in another school so I can tell for sure that Arohan is a special school in a very blessed place in front of a huge holy Ganges beach. Some small things to increase. Price the best. Thanks for this great learning time
from Argentina, May 2019
the location is perfect because it is far from the center and allows you to enjoy the course without distractions.
The teachers of ashtanga and natha yoga were very good.
the women were fabulous super attentive. I recommend the massage at the end, do not do it in the middle of the course.
from Great Britain, May 2019
"Magical & inspiring "
Practicing yoga on the rooftop overlooking the Ganges at sunrise/sunset was too perfect to explain.
All the instructors are brilliant in their own ways and made the practical sessions exciting, dynamic and inspiring. The different styles of yoga are well balanced in helping decide your preferred style and whilst it is challenging you are fully supported to go at your own pace.
Everything you need to live a yogic lifestyle is provided and Nareej and Sneha went out of their way to accommodate our needs.
I'd highly recommend to anyone wanting to begin their yoga teacher trainer journey.
from India, April 2019
Great location right on the Ganges river where it is quiet and peaceful. There are shops close by and it is about 30min from Rishikesh market, 40 min from Laxman Jula. Everything exceeded expectations, from the facilities to the meals. Having a multi style course was very helpful in understanding different aspects of yoga in a deeper way. Anyone looking to be a well rounded teacher or to deepend their practice should absolutely register for Arohan!
from United Arab Emirates, April 2019
"Wonderful experience at Arohan Yoga"
My stay at Arohan yoga was more than perfect.
Location: The ashram is located in a quiet place with a beautiful view of the Ganga, so you enjoy the peace and quiet during the weekdays but the market is still a very short tuktuk ride away.
Accommodation: Neeraj and Sneha were always there to help with anything we needed and always took immediate action regarding any problems we had. Personally, I felt very comfortable and felt like i was home.
The Teacher training: Loved the course structure, yoga anatomy and philosophy classes were very well organized and informative
The instructors: all of the instructors were extremely dedicated, were very patient with us and our endless stream of questions, and pushed us to be better everyday.
Overall, I highly recommend Arohan Yoga for anyone starting off their yoga teaching journey.
from United States, April 2019
"I would come back :)"
I loved the place, such beautiful and peaceful place just by the Ganga.. the course was very well structured and rich with all the different subjects and styles. Amazing to have different teachers for different subjects, and super great to have a volunteer that was a student of the previous course, which was able to support us when we have doubts and facilitate when there was communication barriers due to teachers indian accent.
from Saudi Arabia, April 2019
Instructors are great, very professional, I learned a lot in 25 days. They were trying their best to make us feel like home, they cared about our needs individually, and I didn’t have single time feeling that this is business. We were all one big family.
from United States, March 2019
"What a great expereince"
This was an amazing experience shared with my 16 year old daughter. 1 month was a long time but this family owned/run yoga school was excellent. At first we wanted to be close to town, but after a few visits into town, we appreciated the serenity of the countryside right on the river! If I could do this every year I would. Loved it!
PS - For some reason I couldn't click my rating for Ravi. If I could it would be excellent too. I'm not sure why it wouldn't click.
from United States, March 2019
"A life changing experience. "
The program structure was well outlined and adhered to, it made it easier to get into a rhythm and absorb the information. We were taught a very in depth look into human anatomy and how it applies to yoga, the importance of both form and discipline in order to attain higher levels of capability and awareness, and how to maintain a safe space through which we can continue to learn and teach. As a family run school, they do a very good job at making you feel at home, and are willing to work with individual needs in order to provide the best experience possible. I watched as a group of very diverse people came together to learn and to grow, all walking away having learned their art and gained confidence in both their ability to self evolve and to pass on their knowledge to others. I look forward to watching all of my fellow class mates continue to succeed.
from United States, March 2019
"Becoming a yoga teacher in the most beautiful surroundings"
I've had such a pleasant experience with arohan yoga. The family behind the school and all the staff are absolutely lovely people. The teachers are very talented and supportive in their own way.
Furthermore the area surrounding the school is incredibly beautiful, situated just by the Ganga with forests and mountains in the background. The noisiest things around are birdsong.
I enjoyed every bit of my stay and could I do it over, I would still have chosen this school. Thank you so much for everything!
from United States, March 2019
All instructors engaged and passionate in their presentation. Push you to do what you can and what you think you can not while respecting limits. Philosophy course added so much more to history and intent of yoga practice.
Beyond feeling prepared to teach and further develop practice after this course I most appreciate the cultural education/exchange and friendships gained through my fellow students, instructors/staff, and family at Arohan.
from Colombia, March 2019
The school is a great experience. The instructors were fantastic (especially Vikas). They teach with lots of knowledge, intuition, and equal care and concern for each and everyone of the students. Highly recommend.
from United States, February 2019
"Challenging and fun YTT alongside the Ganga"
This is a quaint, yet challenging and fun family-run YTT set alongside the Ganges River, just outside the main tourist areas of Rishikesh. The setting is quiet and peaceful. The yoga instruction is very comprehensive - includes asana, pranayama, meditation, cleansing and philosophy lessons. A very intense yet tranquil training - prospective students should be prepared to be challenged both physically and mentally/emotionally. I highly recommend.
Maria Lucia Ammirabile
from Italy, February 2019
Wonderful experience .. teachers are very competent, they motivate you and bring out the best of you. Also the place is really relaxing. Thanks Arohan for this experience
from Philippines, February 2019
I got to learn a lot here and got feedback to improve myself. Everyone was very accommodating and we tackled a lot of topics and became more knowledgeable about yoga and Indian culture. The area was secluded and we had a great view. It was a fun and unforgettable experience for me.
from United Arab Emirates, December 2018
I found the type of humble simple and natural environment I was looking for. I paid for the single room and I unexpectedly received an extra service, which was the creation of my own yoga website for free and with his total assistance. I also loved Sneha daily assistance and help.
from Thailand, November 2018
This reviews name is untitled because i have no words to describe my experience. Neeraj was very helpful to pick me up. Beautiful location and peaceful area next to the ganges. For a person who likes his time for himself/herself this is a blessing.
The accomodation is clean amd spacious with many spots you can chill and practice, study. listening to the ganges and birdsong, bring your guitar or ukulele, the sun is shining. I couldnt ask for more and quite frankly wanted to stay longer.
The teachers and students are like family, we learn and grow together, sometime discuss and argue, laugh and we cry. Its the people that makes this experience.
Pablo Hermoso Dorau
from Spain, October 2018
High qualified and passionate yoga teachers. Aerial yoga was also an unique experience.
The ashram is located in the nature. It is green and a lot of animals to see. You can also hear the river from your room which is pretty relaxing.
Neeraj is the brain of this place. He is the most German guy from India I have met on my journey. I mean this in a good way. He knows how to give the classes structure and you can rely on his word. Whenever you need something he is there for you. Sneha is the heart of this place. She has a really peaceful aura and is always smiling.
For this price you can't expect something better. I totally recommend this school.
from Australia, August 2018
"Interesting yoga training"
I like the location of yoga school, away from the noise of the city, there is fresh air and quiet environment, suitable for Yoga practice; I like the daily vegetable food, very fresh and delicious; I like the teaching methods of yoga teachers, so I will not have a lot of pressure, while learning more professional knowledge;I like Neeraj’s family，they are very friendly，show us a lots of temples and India cuture.
from United Arab Emirates, August 2018
"Review of Arohan Yoga "
Enjoyed the Ashtanga class with Ravi in the morning along with the evening class with Vikas in the afternoon.
Food and location are very good. Location is outside the center of Rishikesh (approx 10km) so is a calm and peaceful environment to study in.
Neeraj is a very good host and made our stay very comfortable. He was quick to respond to any questions and took time to show us around some of the local sights in his car. He also took the time to sit with us and answer any questions we had.
He provided us with a lot of reading material and took us on a trip to see a waterfall which was a lot of fun.
Ramesh provided us with plenty of delicious and nutritious satvik food and was very friendly.
from United States, July 2018
Great food, incredible yoga, kind instructors, great philosophy discussions.
from Germany, January 2018
It is wonderful to practic hatha yoga so many hours a day,
The teachers do what they teach,
It is very interesting to study the yoga related philosophy,
A quiet part of the Ganges was very close,
We had every thing we needed
from Australia, January 2018
"Amazing genuine yoga school"
Arohan Yoga is a terrific yoga school. I can't praise them highly enough nor thank them for the experiance. Was truly amazing. Neeraj is the most genuine honest person youll find, he took such care and interesting into our personal practice and development. He has provided my with years more of content to ensure i can continue in my progress and futher my knowledge of yoga. He gave us advice on any topic needed, weather it was relevant to yoga or simply any part of our life or career. Very knowledgeable teachers and very fun as well. I have a great time duing my teacher training and learnt so much because of them! Anatomy, physiology and phylosophy was such a bonus, much more indepth then imagined. I will carry what i learnt with me for the rest of my life.
The location was beautiful and quiet. Accommodation well above the standard in India.
Although Arohan yoga is relativly new, what they lack in experiance, they make up for in effort and a positive attitude, going above and beyond what was expected.
On days off we were taken around the city and taken on acitivites. Everything you can imagine was included.
I would 100% recommend to a friend and will be back to do my 300 hrs!
from France, May 2019
"Great experience "
I really enjoyed my stay at Neeraj's yoga school. I've learn a lot and I'am very grateful for this experience.
The teachings are diverses and complementary. The place is nice and peaceful by the Ganga. Everything was beyond my expectation considering the indians standards.
Neeraj and his wife Sheha are very caring and will do all their best to fix whatever problem you may have.
Thank you for everything!
from India, May 2019
Los profesores fueron muy buenos, sabían mucho y lo transmitían con pasión y amor. Seguimiento personalizado
from France, May 2019
"Great location for people seeking tranquility "
What I liked:
- Variety and daily schedule of classes: 1. ashtanga at 7am : perfect for beginning the day
2. iyengar/aerial are less intense, and it was perfect to have after ashtanga (before breakfast)
3. anatomy/philosophy classes were rich in content: study in advance required if you want full immersion
4. hatha class was before dinner: perfect way to end the daily practice.
Also, group trips on Sundays were more than enough:-) Everything was perfectly organized.
-Location and people: 1. Mornings were peaceful. Meditation and chanting were nicely practiced on the terraces and rooftop thanks to the river/mountain view and tranquility. 2. Sneeha, Neeraj, Ravi and Vikas were really kind and helpful all the time. Especially, during my unexpected challenging days (was sick for couple of days).
Thank you very much!
from France, April 2019
"Life changing experience"
Great professionalism, great work ethics, my stay in Arohan Yoga exceeded my expectations. I wanted to improve my practice in a safe, reliable and quiet environment. Thanks to Neeraj and Sneha and all their team, I challenged my physical goals like never before and I opened my eyes to a more cultural understanding of yoga. I am now happy to implement the lifestyle in my day to day routine.
The classes take place in a colourful ashram. The meditation hall has a view over the Ganga river. So does the rooftop, which made the evening hatha classes even more special. The rhythm is intense, expect to always take your limits further and further.
I stayed in a private single room with en-suite bathroom, in a very nice villa by to the Ganga. Going to the roof top at 6am to chant my mantras, listening to the flow of the river, watching the birds is a memory I will always treasure.
Last but not least, I also manage to quit cigarettes, coffee and refined sugar.
Thank you for this life changing experience
from Vietnam, April 2019
"Really great value ! "
I am really happy to achieved my YTC 200H with Neeraj and his team.
I spent a really great time there. I learnt about the yoga and myself. I pushed myself and I am very glad about that.
The location is, for me, ideal because quiet, peaceful and the Ganga view is really nice.
The weather during March was perfect for me: not too hot, not too cold. At the end, it became hotter (and mosquitos arrived...).
Neeraj and Sneha are every time present to do their best for the student. Don’t hesitate to talk if you have a problem.
I was afraid about the food (because it’s soooooo important for me) but it makes me happy: not too spicy (comparatively at the Indian typical food), good quantity and good quality.
The massage, the excursions on Sunday, the cooking class were nice moments.
You can also keep in mind that this school is in India. You can’t expect the same thing than in Westerners countries.
The fact to be include in this great and generous family was the most important for me.
from Austria, November 2018
Great experience, the place was super nice and the teachers were really awesome. I learned a lot. Would definitely do it again
Neeraj and Sneha were always supportive of whatever the requests were. Thank you again for that amazing experience. I am super happy.
Lorena De La Barreda Loza
from Spain, June 2018
"Excelente es una experiencia que volvería a repetir con ello"
Todo las clases muy buenas, los instructores dedicados, resolvían dudas nos dieron mil tips, me voy con un excelente sabor de boca feliz por haberlo hecho en la cuna del Yoga. Gracias por todo y nos vemos pronto!!! Ramesh es un excelente cocinero y anfitrión siempre al pendiente y nos consentía.
Wow me voy fascinada!
from Great Britain, November 2019
"Amazing 25 days"
Teachers very professional! Location is quiet and you can feel the positive energy all around you.
I learnt a lot and I highly recommend it
from Germany, October 2019
The teachers are amazing, open-minded, and very supportive: a big thank to all of you. They showed us that we are more capable than we think and imparted an enormous amount of knowledge and wisdom. They were very patient and always searching for solutions. They considered our straights and weaknesses (mental, cognitive, and physical). At the Arohan Yoga School, I've learned incredible things and beautiful people. Warm and powerful energy surrounded us daily. It is worth to experience this beauty.
from Slovenia, October 2019
"Arohan School is like a family..."
Because they care of you, cook for you, show you beautiful places, teach you practical things for life, helps you... As a member you can be as you are. That is a great union of theory and practice, perfect place to learn with possibilities to grow.
from Indonesia, September 2019
"Core yoga experience. "
Precise teaching methods with well structured syllabus. All teachers went above and beyond to cater to the academic and personal requirements of students when needed. Simple food and accommodation works well with the yogic philosophy to detach from unnessisary wants and cravings of the outside world.
Overall great value, life-changing experience I will never forget. Will be heading back to Arohan for 300hr in the future!
from Germany, September 2019
from Malaysia, September 2019
I absolutely loved my time at Arohan and can highly recommend this yoga teacher training! The accommodation was really nice right at the ganga with a beautiful rooftop view, big common area and clean spatious rooms. Even the wifi worked pretty well after some initial problems :) In general Neeraj and Sneha always had an open ear for any questions and problems and always did their best to solve them as fast as possible. The food was really nice most of the time, a little repeptitive, but totally ok for 25 days. And the yoga was the best part of course! I think the education you get here is really good, very profound and professional, and all the teachers were amazing in their own way. Ravi makes you sweat a lot and go to your limits and always gets everyone's names wrong but finds his own name for you instead ;) Neeraj with all his dryness is also a super nice and helpful guy and extremely knowledgeable, he also gave us a lot of extra informations and insights into Indian culture which was really cool and of course I'm super grateful that he let me stay for 2 more nights after the course! Saajan is such a sweet kind person who you just can't not love, and Vikas is just amazing, he is the most experienced yogi and very dedicated, he even came earlier sometimes to have more time with us and also after the course. And Sneha who organised excursions, massages, cooking classes and doctor visits is super lovely too :) Thank you all for this amazing time, I will miss you!!
Nadja Van Der Heide
from Thailand, September 2019
"Value for money in Rishikesh "
Professional Indian teachers, amazing peaceful location next to the river, very engaged management, family approach, well balanced active program with insights in Indian culture, great participants in August batch, great Yoha journey!
from Hong Kong, November 2018
The yoga practice.
from India, May 2018
Yoga and its practice.. Yoga teachers were great !!!!!
Andrea Salvador Rojo
from India, December 2019
Muy recomendable, Neeraj, Sneah y el resto de profesores se han portado de maravilla, muy agradables y dispuestos en todo momento a ayudar y enseñar. Es una escuela muy familiar y por ello mismo genial.
Las mejores clases para mi Filosofia, asthanga y hatha, muy completas, super dinamicas. A pesar de que puedes necesitas un par de dias para adaptarte al ritmo, acabaras disfrutando y aprendiendo muchisimo.
Ademas te dan mucho material adicional para completar lo que enseñan en la escuela.
Tambien practicas varias meditaciones y tecnicas de pranayama.
la localización es alejada del centro turistico de la ciudad, lo que es genial para centrarse si es lo que buscas. En tuk tuk llegas en unos 40 minutos o algo mas a Tapovan.
La formacion de 100horas ha sido perfecta para un primer acercamiento al yoga desde un punto de vista mas tecnico, de cara a seguir formandote. Como experiencia personal ha sido preciosa e intensa.
Ademas hicimos una excursion para ver amanecer y el masaje fue de los mejores que he recibido hasta el momento en India.