Gyan Yog Breath

Rishikesh, India

Bipin Gyan founded Gyan Yog Breath foundation in 2008 to overcome all these issues and provide real yoga and emotional unblocking treatment, but also has set up acredited teacher training courses.

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Based on 27 reviews

Instruction language: English

from US$800

Really Good 8.5/10

Based on 27 reviews
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Price for:

14 days / 13 nights

Really Good 8.5/10

Based on 27 reviews

Instructors 5

Vipin Gyan

Swami Vipin Gyan has been teaching and guiding spiritual seekers and yoga aspirants for the past decade. He is the founder of Gyan Yog Breath Yoga Center in Rishikesh, India and introduces "Emotional Unblocking Treatment" and "Power of Transformation" meditation to his students from all over the world.

Reviews 27

  • Mari Shirley United States

    December 2017, BookYogaRetreats

    How do I do justice in writing to my experience at Gyan Yog Breath? I took my 300 hour yttc here, and I can honestly say that it changed my practice forever, in the absolute best way.

    First off, the view from the rooftop where we spent our days was incredible. We got to practice and eat our meals with a beautiful view of the Ganges. I will always remember our last meditation class, looking out over the lights of Rishikesh, so sad to be saying goodbye to such an incredible school and incredible people.

    The teachers here are people who have devoted their lives to yoga. I learned so much from the entire team about what yoga really is. I learned in class, of course, but I also learned from my teachers as we ate lunch together, or went on a trek together. Watching how my teachers interact with people and the world around them gave me some serious aspirations.

    My asana practice was rejuvenated. I learned so many powerful meditation techniques. I learned so much philosophy from several different texts, and really enjoyed learning from the Bhagavad Gita! The course content was wonderful, and we got lots of individual attention from our teachers. Everything was delivered in a way that was easy to learn.

    Weekend excursions included whitewater rafting, waterfalls, and a visit to an ashram at a sacred cave.

    I am so happy to call my teachers here my friends. We had impromptu dance parties (more than once), had long chats over meals, and were overall hosted with so much warmth and love.

    Vipin and Dharma quickly took care of any issues any students were having. They checked in with us and asked for feedback constantly.

  • Dannia Palacin Indonesia

    December 2017, BookYogaRetreats

    I really, truly enjoyed my time during the 300hrs ttc. Really good training with amazing teachers. Hard work, full of commitment and effort. All the techniques we used during pranayama and meditation were super helpful to leave behind rotten and supresed emotions. Day after day I was feeling lighter and more blessed. Something I really really enjoyed was Shatkarma. That has take my practice to a complete different level. Asana was also super interesting, I learned many more ways to achhieve expansion, full breath practice and balancing sequences.

    The food in the place was amazing and delicious, the accommodation was also great. The view is unforgettable.

    Thank you gyan yog breath team!!! What a journey ❤️

    The only thing I didn’t like was the anatomy class. I believe it would have been better to go more in depth with some topics.

  • Ingrid Bartra Soto Germany

    December 2017, BookYogaRetreats

    I'm very happy to choose this school!👏

    From First day until last day i'v feld very very hapy 😍 there.

    The school is very nice and quite new, the food was wery good and healthy and especially the teacher are very nice and helpful.I Have learned a lot of nice things, and now yoga has a different Melanine for me and i hope that i can transfer on the same way to all the people in my country.

    The Group was very nice to, we was like a Family.

    Thank You for all the nice people who give us a hapy time and who took care of us.

    Thank You for the big heart what You have💔

    For sure i will go back to learn more.

  • Frank Heitmeyer Germany

    December 2017, BookYogaRetreats

    The classmates, most of the teachers, the food, the course location, the friendliness, especially pranayama and meditation.

    The hostel, because I am to spoiled for that level of comfort, and I am to tall for this small Indian sized beds.

  • Marie Lou Le Torc'h France

    December 2017, BookYogaRetreats

    I am so glad to choose Gyan Yog Breath for my 200hours Yttc! All the yoga team brings me so much: I improve my Yoga knowledge and I went deeper to my innerself, I feel more connected with the yoga way of life, I really recommend this YTTC ... Great teachers in all matters, quiet and peacefull place to stay and live during 1 month, Indian locals in Rishikesh are really nice, living next to the Ganges and the mountains is so powerful, the way of life there is so closed to the Yoga philosophy... I enjoy the ashram on the rooftop with the view on the river and Himalaya... The synthetic food is awesome ... Thank s to all the yoga family... I will never forget this wonderful and intense experience!

    Nothing everything was perfect!

  • Vanessa Hänni Switzerland

    November 2017, BookYogaRetreats

    Der Tagesablauf ist sehr angenehm. Die Meditation und Reinigung mit Prakash und Shakti sind sehr, sehr gutI. Ich habe so viel gelernt und bin sehr dankbar für diese tolle Erfahrung. Die Hatha Yogaclass mit Manish war ebenfalls super, der Anatomieunterricht mit ihm ist (für Leute ohne Vorkenntnisse) gut und der Philosopieunterricht mit Vipul ist interessant. Vipul dürfte für Diskussionen manchmal ein bisschen offener sein.

    Es war schade, dass unser Lehrer Manish, der uns einen Monet unterrichtet hat, während den Prüfungen gefeuert wurde.

    Die Behandlung der Emotionalen Blockaden sollte Vipin nur im Gruppenunterricht anbieten und keine einzelne Behandlungen.

  • Anonymous

    October 2017, BookYogaRetreats

    I arrived at Gyan Yog Breath in the beginning of October to do my yoga ttc. The Building/Ashram is very new and beautifully renovated. I was welcomed by Shakti, Prakash and Vipin who invited me to have chai (Indian Tea) on the Rooftop Terrace. My luggage was brought into my room for me. I felt immeditaely very welcome and we started to get to know each other.From the Roof top Terrace/hang out space you can see whole Rishikesh and are sourrounded by the Himalaya Mountains. Its beautiful! My room was very bright and big with an attached balcony and bathroom. I slept very well during the whole Course. We started the Course with a Fire Ceremony, where we received malas and a T Shirt each. We got also some school books, manuals and a new yoga mat. I have practised yoga for 5 years now, but my experience with the yoga classes and all other classes at GYB went beyond what I thought was possible. The instructions, way of teaching, depth of classes, content and Lifestyle application changed my whole life, Body, way of thinking. I am very grateful for what I have learnt from Vipin, Manish, Vipul, Shakti, Prakash, and Kulwant. They are unique, kind and inspiring teachers who made me realize so much about myself. The yogahall is very big, bright and perfect to practise yoga with personal space (not all mats touching to the next one). I also loved the emotional blockage Treatment by Vipin, all the tasty Food always made freshly and my new friends ! Thank you so much Gyan Yog Breath!

    Some Students came to India with the idea that it would be the same like in America/Europe.

    India is very beautiful in so many ways, but its not as "perfect and luxurious" as such Western countries. So please drop that idea before coming!

    I can not recommend this place more and will definitely come back next year to do my 300 Hour TTC with them! :-)

  • Anonymous

    October 2017, BookYogaRetreats

    I was really looking forward to doing something different and in a different environment, and I got that. My aim to dive deeper into yoga and to have a good base to do more training by myself were fulfilled. I was prepared to having lower living conditions compared to Europe so everything concerning this was quite fine with me. I also see each challenge and inconvenience as an opportunity to grow in tolerance, modesty and even appreciation for the imperfections. So we got our chance! Even haven fallen sick (most did) left me feeling more grounded.

    The Emotional Blockage Treatement was received very controversially and it is true that the technique is still in an early stage and maybe not quite ready to be passed on to students in teacher training. That said, I am glad I was introduced to it and it left me quite in awe. I have never seen this kind of approach. My impression is that deep emotional blockages, which might have to be treated over years with classical therapy, can be relieved merely within several minutes. It is definitely not a Western style approach, but for me it worked and changed my life positively. Together with 4 weeks of yoga immersion incl. heart warming and knowledgable teachers and amazing group I left as a new person, and I was as joyful and open as I had never seen myself before. Even strangers mentioned the high energy they perceived! I am grateful for this positive transformation. Thank you!

    On some smaller points, the website had promised a bit too much of which not everything was fulfilled; unfortunately this resulted in many students being dissapointed. For example. the room was rather dark and not quiet, there were no film evenings, no concerts, no cooking class, no library; the pictures suggested we would regularily do yoga at the riverbank which was not the case. I understand that later groups will move into a new building with better and more extensive facilities, but this does not help our group, for whose people this was probably a once-in-a-lifetime experience and there is no next month. There was also less programm than announced in the schedule, e.g. the shatkarma classes were not continued in the 2nd and 3rd week, and there was no daily satsang as announced. I was prepared and looking forward to an even more intense morning-to-evening program.

  • Stéphanie Gessler Switzerland

    October 2017, BookYogaRetreats

    I really enjoyed meditation & pranayam classes with Shakti and Prakash. They also gave explanations and you could feel the good energy and vibes they spread with their personalities. I felt very comfortable and valued as a student with both of them. Thank you so much Shakti and Prakash. I also loved the Asana Practices with Manish. He is a very knowledgeable Teacher, with a lot of experiences. I learned from the base, how to move my body. Im very thankful for his advices. The kitchen staff always treated us so nice and worked very hard for us. I also enjoyed the view from the Yoga Hall room. You could see the mountains and hear the small river, which flooded into Ganga. There was this raven at the window, who visited us every morning and evening during our practice. This gave me a very special feeling, about how we as a group created some strong energy with our practice. I adored our group, I also learned from them a lot. My overall India experience was absolutely amazing and I feel different, more aware and filled with more energy. I experienced so many wonderful moments, so much joy and got to know so many amazing personalities. I feel so grateful being able to experience this and to grow more and more. I definitely would do another TTC, but NOT at Gyan You Breath. In fact, I don't recommend it to anyone at all. As I read the description of this course I get kinda sick and just want to share my thought to prevent other students, in future to book this course.

    The group of 17 people were split in two different Hotels. Anyhow for the price we paid, the facilities were equipted poorly and not lovely. We didnt get "Detox-Juices" every day. I haven't seen one real elephant during the stay, except in my dreams. Yup I mostly slept very good. The Yoga hall in the other building was right next to the room, the kitchen staff of this hotel stayed. It was hard to relax during meditation or yoga Nidra classes, as the staff had to make noises. I didnt enjoyed the discussions with the Philosophy teacher. As he was not open at all to have a discussion and get to hear about your opinion. Overall I didnt feel comfortable with Vipin and not guided well. It seemed that it was very all about money, as he bought a lot of new stuff and the renovation of the place started as we paid. The worst part was, that this course was also sold as a "retreat". Dear Vishakra, who booked a retreat left more exhausted after 1 week than retreated. At first Vipin didnt even wanted to give her some of the payed money back, nor talk with her about it or comforting her.

    The energy with him was just not clean or Yogic at all.

  • Le N United States

    October 2017, BookYogaRetreats

    I feel very fortunate to have learned how to work pressure points for emotional blockage.

    I feel the manual could be a little more thorough.

  • Luke Henkel United States

    October 2017, BookYogaRetreats

    I loved the instructors: the two meditation and pranayama instructors, and the asana instructor, Manesh. Manesh was absolutely spectacular--thorough, knowledgeable, personal, challenging, and humorous and light-hearted at the same time. He gave us great perspective and kept reminding us that the base of our asanas/postures are the most important. Getting this drilled into us was very helpful! Above all, Prakash and Shakti, the meditation instructors, were absolutely phenomenal. They are meant to do what they do--100%. They are deep, skilled, personable; overall two of the warmest, gentlest people I know. Their classes were consistently spot-on; their energy gave each of us in class the inspiration to try our hardest with the (often quite difficult) breathing exercises, and also how to deal with the emotions that would arise! These two were invaluable to my yoga TTC experience and I wish them all the best :)

    I liked the meals and the cooking staff. At first it was hard to get used to the Indian fare: heavy amounts of salt and extraordinary amount of carbs and rice.

    Considering we were in a yoga course, often the food simply felt too heavy. However, the cooks did a great job and provided us excellent nourishment. It was often entirely Indian, which actually was delicious--and we did have quite fresh vegetables and fruit. Sometimes we'd have oatmeal, pasta, etc. to suit our Western palates--it would have been nice to have more of these meals.

    I felt uncomfortable around Vipin. His emotional unblocking treatment was a big draw for me--and it was definitely sub-par. I felt more than disappointed. His approach to teaching the class was haphazard, as if he were unprepared. Often his classes would be interrupted by phone calls, which he would take. The notes he provided for these sessions were Xeroxed, blurry images from online somewhere--they were not thorough at all. Often in class we had questions based on his incomplete teaching; this made the emotional unblocking treatment seem like a guessing game at best. His actual "therapy" session with us was abrupt--he provided very little methodology/technique for offering an unblocking session, ie guiding a client through the process. I am not sure if this is how he runs his own treatments, but what he taught us left us quite unprepared to minister to clients.

    I feel like Vipin was a businessman (not authentic, but looking after money). He was often rude to the cooks, often on the phone, and he did not return my exact change after I paid my course fee, leaving me short. Twice he promised that he'd get me the money, but I finally left Rishikesh without it. I think the best word to describe Vipin, sadly, is unprofessional.

    The food was not "organic" as advertised: veg, but nothing special considering the price of our course. The eating space/floor was rather grimy, and the hotel did not have a good area or space to hang out/study/chill aside from our rooms.

  • Lily Hall United States

    July 2017, BookYogaRetreats

    I enjoyed the meditation, asana, philosophy, and anatomy classes the best. Anki (yoga, anatomy, yoga therapy instructor/co-owner), Siddhant (philosophy instructor), and Kamal (asana instructor) were incredible teachers. My classmates were the best I could have asked for during my experience, and the majority of us became close friends.

    The foods was tastey, but I wish there were more low-carb options. As a diabetic, it was difficult for me to maintain my sugar levels and feel alert when the majority of the breakfast and lunch options were heavy in carbs (sugar porridge, rice, potato, bread, mango, banana). We were served cooked vegetables, but I wish there were more raw veggie options, or cooked veggie options without potato. I like the idea of toast with peanut butter for breakfast, if that can be done in the future. Because the meals made me feel drowsy, I ended up eating out a lot and spending my own $ which wasn't ideal.

    The yoga alignment class taught by Vinny was not well organized. This is such an important part of becoming a yoga teacher. I wish it had been more in-depth, hands on, and structured. It would be nice to know who should and should not do these poses based on pregnancy, injury, pain, stiffness, tension, disease, etc.

    As much as I loved my classmates and our togetherness, I wish the course had a silent morning, meal, or break time fit into the schedule. When you travel to India for a yoga teacher training, it is comforting having friendly, open classmates and instructors, and to embrace and appreciate such connectedness. But, I think the real benefit of such a training is to learn about yourself, to develop self-growth, to learn the power of stillness and silence, to feel alone and be okay with it. I'd suggest times of structures silence, as well as focused discussions about yoga.

  • Anna Tsvetanova Germany

    July 2017, BookYogaRetreats

    It was my first time in India and everything was new, but I really felt at home at the Gyan Yog Breath School. The people were super nice, the teachers were amazing, the food was home cooked and really fresh. I loved the whole experience, it helped me a lot to achieve my personal goals and peace of mind and I am really thankful to all wonderful people I met at the Gyan Yog Breath School.

    It was a little too hot at times, but you can expect that in India in June.

  • Anonymous

    July 2017, BookYogaRetreats

    Extremely well taught asana classes, fascinating philosophy unit, varied meditations, emotional blockage therapy... Very good insight to yoga. Great food too!

    The on-site rooms are basic but the back up accommodation is great

  • Cleo Herre Netherlands

    July 2017, BookYogaRetreats

    It was the perfect yoga school to get away from everyday life. I could fully concentrate on the knowledge the teachers had to offer, which was a lot of helpful and interesting things. I grew very much in the time spent there, not only as a future yoga teacher but also personally. If you are willing to fully open yourself to India and its ways as well as the yogic lifestyle this yoga school has great capacity to help you on your way. Besides that you also get enough time to discover the city itself. I had a great time, thank you!

    Some people resisted to adapt in India. If you think you are going to have the same hygiene standards as in Europe for this price, then I'll have to tell you differently, it's not Europe, it's Asia. It would have been nicer if there hadn't been people constantly complaining about this and being more thankful because there was a lot of great things.

  • Rob Vos Netherlands

    July 2017, BookYogaRetreats

    The practice of yoga is Very Good the classes are Very Well organized. I learned a lot. Everybody was Very helpfull and loving.

    The accomodations where not great. A shared room meant a shared bed. That was not advertised. Food was Ok but not enough variation for me personaly.

  • Linda Kutakova Slovakia

    July 2017, BookYogaRetreats

    It was a amazing experience!

  • Anonymous

    June 2017, BookYogaRetreats

    die Zusammensetzung der Gruppe

    Die fachliche Anleitung der Ausbildung war aus meiner Sicht mangelhaft. Nur an wenigen Stellen war für mich Yoga als Weg , Einheit zwischen Körper und Geist zu leben, zu erkennen. Es fehlte eine einfühlsame Begleitung auf dem Weg, junge Menschen zu Lehrenden zu befähigen.

  • Jenifer Seib Germany

    May 2017, BookYogaRetreats

    Rishikesh oder auch die heilige Stadt! *.*

    Erst mal zu den Betreibern des Yoga Retreats, ich durfte zwei ruhige und engagierte Personen antreffen. Man wird sehr herzlich aufgenommen und ich habe mich dort sehr wohl gefühlt, wie in einer Familie! <3 Bei jedem noch so kleinem Belange und Frage stehen sie zu Verfügung und helfen einem sehr herzlich weiter. Die Erfahrungen und das gelernte sind der Wahnsinn! Das Programm ist super durchdacht und vom Anfänger bis hin zum Vorgeschrittenen ist alles mit dabei. Ich könnte viel tiefer ins Detail gehen will ich aber gar nicht da ich der Meinung bin das jeder diese einfach für sich selbst machen sollte. So viele tolle Eindrücke; Momente; Orte; Menschen; Kurse; Information; persönliche Erfahrungen und Wissenswertes wie dort kann man nur für sich selber mit nehmen. Ich weiß das ich nächstes Jahr wieder dort hinreisen werde!

    Leider bin ich erst am Montag angereist, also nicht schon das Wochenende vorm Beginn. Somit habe ich den Ausflug zum Wasserfall verpasst!

  • Horst Teetzen

    BookYogaRetreats website

    Namaste! I have successfully completed my 300 hour Yoga teacher Course with Gyan Yog Breath on March 29 2017. The beautiful time in Rishikesh I will never forget. Dear Vipin, dear Anki, thank you for your hospitality, your kindness and wisdom. Our whole group felt very much home with you. Our meals (always freshly prepared and delicious) and our weekend trips balanced out the hard work at Yoga practice. I’m very impressed of the strict, friendly corrective aware and joyful teachers during the course. Thank you Vipin for intense classes (sometime also painful from emotional release) Thank you Ekin for all the interesting and interactive philosophy lessons. Thank you Kamal, Vinay and Monu for the great and perfect yoga classes. You all and India have fascinated me and I am already planning to do another course with you. Many greetings and love from Natalie.

  • Alex Austria

    BookYogaRetreats website

    Gyanyogbreath was the first school showing up on my radar and I instantly wanted to go for it. Definitely one of the best decisions in my life so far and I am really thankful that I was allowed to make this experience. It was really helpful and besides of the awesome and really kind teachers, it is a really good environment to focus on the practice. Special thanks to Anki Ji for the huge support before and during the stay in rishikesh, to Bipin Ji for teaching me the emotional unblocking with so much patience and especially to Kamal Ji, Rohit Ji and Mono Baba Ji for being patient with me and my practice and helping me out so much with it. You were really inspiring. I loved to watch your fluent movement skills and I enjoyed the daily practice under your great advice. All in all I just want to add that you are a really great team and I want to thank you for the marvelous 4 weeks!

  • Iris Netherlands

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    I don’t know where to start, but to summarize in one word I can only say: love! So much love. It felt like a family I’ve known for a long long time.

    The 200 hr TTC was amazing! I can really recommend Gyan Yog Breath to anyone who is searching for a place to do a TTC. It was a crazy journey, intense month, doing yoga and meditations every single day, meeting amazing new friends, crying and laughing at the same time, feeling sore muscles in my whole body, absorbing a lot of inspiring wisdom, eating the most delicious Indian food and exploring the beautiful surroundings of Rishikesh. The teachers have a lot of knowledge and help you to develop and discover your own style of teaching. Besides, the groups are of small size, so you can get lots of personal attention and assistance.

  • Jamila United States

    BookYogaRetreats website

    Whew, I had to adjust to my 12.5hr time difference, but am now able to think properly. Lol.

    Speaking about the course itself, I enjoyed the way it was structured. The days are 10hrs long, with Saturdays being half days. It was intense!

    It doesn’t seem like you’re doing much, but your body will tell you otherwise. It wasn’t so much that the yoga itself was difficult, but the repetition and holding the poses is what challenged us. In the end, it not only made us better students, but also better teachers.

    I actually like that Gyan Yog Breath doesn’t instruct you on how to teach, I thought of it as a “throw you to the wolves” type a scenario. You were either gonna come back leading the pack, or eaten alive. Okay, okay, not that dramatic. Lol. There was only two outcomes from teaching a class, either you were gonna kill it, or you were gonna make some mistakes and get great feedback, which serves to make you better. The teaching was probably my favorite part of yoga, because it allowed me to express myself, and share my gift of yoga with my fellow yogis. I did however, enjoy all of the yoga classes because the repetition and holding helped to drill the proper alignment into my head.

    Emotional unblocking, I actually really liked this because I could see the benefits of the treatment. The very first day, I had a lot of pain, by the last day it was virtually gone in MOST places. I truly believe that all diseases start in the emotional body, so clearing any blocks there will be beneficial.

    The staff was amazing, all the teachers and philosophy was interesting. Akin, was a great philosophy teacher. I liked the meditation classes because they opened me up to many different meditation techniques that I never knew existed.

    As for the Power Transformation, that was interesting. Lol. After all the crazy breathing, I was able to get into a deep meditation state, which was beautiful.

    I enjoyed the course, and am grateful to have seen Rishikesh! Anki, is a beautiful soul with a beautiful spirit, we clicked instantly prior to my arrival. Vipin is a crazy Gemini! Everyone there is like family, I made many great friends from all over the world!

  • Patricia Portugal

    BookYogaRetreats website

    That journey towards your inner core and true self. A path which isn't always easy to take on your own. Thanks to Gyan Yog Breath I'm definitely further in my journey! Only a few days before the course ends, these past weeks feel like a great ride :)

    What an inspiring, insightful, transforming experience!

    It's intense, full on, challenging and very, very rewarding. A safe place to explore yourself deeply.

    Vipin and Anki are wonderful, lovely people, whatever you need they are there for you. Transformation power meditation with Vipin has taken me to unknown places within myself. While the yoga lessons with Anki are really nice and fun, she inspires you to do your best without feeling pressure to perform. Her classes are about learning and enjoying the flow! Then Ekin, the philosophy teacher, is eloquent, knowledgeable, funny, has an endless resource of inspiring, beautiful stories which make theses classes unforgettable!

    I'm grateful Gyan Yog Breath not only crossed my path but has given me a much clearer idea of what my path is.

  • Kim

    BookYogaRetreat's website

    It's hard to put into words how much I enjoyed my time in Gyan Yog's Yoga Teacher Training Course! First of all, the small class size (there were 3 in my course), made it feel like a family! From day one, we were tested physically, mentally and emotionally, and it's because of this that we all grew so much in this 28-day period. I thought I would come out as a "yoga teacher" but in reality, I walked away with way more than I could have imagined. The course takes a holistic approach to teaching students what yoga is really all about. Through asana classes, various breathing and meditation techniques, emotional blockage treatment, etc., I felt I was really able to awaken my true self! We focused on cleaning the body and mind from the inside out. And the teachers are great! Swami Vipin is amazing! He is a visionary that delivers practical results. He is surrounded by an incredible team who has so much to offer! Thank you to all the Gyan Yog family for sharing your love, patience and guidance with me! Namaste!

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  • Jen Australia

    Gyan Yog Breath's website

    I wish to thank Vipin and Anki for making my first experience in India so enjoyable. The 4 weeks of the 300hr course is a full immersion into Hatha and Asthanga Yoga, Meditation techniques, Yoga philosophy and anatomy, Pranayama and so much more. The culture! The environment, the the weather, the food, the crazy, easy going nature of Indian people… This experience is so much more than just Yoga Certification Course. It’s a course in miracles. We all arrive from different countries, with different pasts, but we have all been guided here and now together to all learn how to be present and trust that we will be guided to the perfect future.

  • Rita Sweden

    Gyan Yog Breath's website

    I come to India for a new life changing experience and enjoyed a 300 hours yoga teacher training at Gyan Yog Breath, Rishikesh. I learn things I never thought I could learn as Emotional Unblocking and I get a good ground for meditation.The teachers are true yogis, always ready to explain, sharing their knowledge and also pushing you trough all limits in the best possible way.The most rewarding and challenging experience was practicing Ashtanga, as I never did it before.

    What I have gained in this course is priceless, an experience I would not have got elsewhere. I am so happy to have been part of this teacher training! My heart is know open to embrace yoga for ever.

    I would recommend this school as a good investment in personal development.

  • Natalie Germany

    Gyan Yog Breath's written paper

    Namaste! I have successfully completed my 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training Course with Gyan Yog Breath on March 29, 2017. The beautiful time in Rishikesh I will never forget. Dear Vipin, dear Anki, Thank you for your hospitality, your kindness and wisdom. Our whole group felt very much "home" with you. Our meals (always freshly prepared and delicious) and our weekend trips balanced out the hard work at Yoga practice. I am very impressed of the strict, friendly, corrective, aware and joyful teachers during the course. Thank you Vipin for the intense classes (sometimes also painful from emotional release). Thank you Ekin for all the interesting and interactive philosophy lessons. Thank you Kamal, Vinay and Monu for the great and perfect yoga classes. I have become a better person and also a better yoga teacher. You all and India Have fascinated me and I am already planning to do another course with you. Many greetings and love from Natalie.

  • Felicia Spain

    Gyan Yog Breath's written paper

    It was amazing experience being at Gyan Yog Breath. It says that if we want something and if we ask to God , he gives us . I always wanted to see inner natural beauty and always wanted to travel the world but the day I entered at Gyan Yog Breath, I travelled the entire world, the entire world was in one building, people and myself. I spent a month learning and going beyond my ideal together with different people from different countries speaking Different languages. Every day was different and full of self exploration. The Visit to Ganga and waterfalls were unforgettable moments of my life. Thank you Swamiji, Ankiji and everyone for everything. I am living my dream ! Really grateful for everyone and everything!

  • Valérie France

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

  • Esther Switzerland

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    I loved India even before I visited it, I was attracted to the beautiful nature, the unique culture and history, after I got to India I didn't love it , I was in love with it, Rishikesh, rishikesh is described as the world capital of yoga, and I get to feel it, the peaceful ambiance, friendliness, people greeting u with Namaste all around , smiling faces, calmness, but the best is this yoga school Gyan Yog Breath, this is not a school for me anymore, its a second home, where you can learn and enjoy learning about yoga from the amazing teachers, their sense of humor, their clear and smooth instructions , the care they have for the students, you enjoy the classes and it feels like wanting to stay in class all day ! But we can't, because we have to eat! and here comes the food , the breakfast , lunch and dinner, the meals u can't miss, even if u r not hungry ! The delicious various, complete, healthy food, provided for everyone , anything u need u can ask anyone of the staff, helpful respectful, friendly, always smiling, and I can't wait to go back to the yoga hall, always clean, large, with a tremendous view of the ganga river, u can stay there all day, and feel the positive energy all around, just contemplating the mother ganga, gives me serenity, all the stress and anxiety is gone by just looking at it or just sit on the edge, this journey has been the best most rewarding experience I have had, and I would like to thank swami vipin for making it possible, and all the amazing teachers, one by one, this will not be the end, its the beginning of a beautiful journey with gyan yog breathand rishikesh. Namaste.

  • Bettina Germany

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    I have had such a wonderful time in Rishikesh, and a big part of the reason is because of this yoga school. I've come to both trust and respect my teachers, and will remember all of their kind words, their enthuasiasm about yoga (and life) and encouragement. I cannot thank the entire staff enough for how much I have learned from them, as they are all so knowledgeable and patient with all their students- myself included, as I am not always the easiest to teach (haha).

    The food was fresh and light, perfect for the course. I woke up every morning so excited about the beautiful fruits that are served for breakfast. I had a great time on our outing with everyone- the cave, beach and waterfall were all gorgeous and enlightening. Taking my first dip in the Ganga was something I'll never forget. Thanks for the memories!

  • Mike

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    Hi, My name is Mike, I am 38 years old and completed the February 2017 Gyan Yog Breath TTC. I am writing this brief review as I suspect it will be those who are deciding who to book their course with that will be reading this, hello if that is you :)

    The team behind this yoga school are second to none, their knowledge depth is outstanding, their passion and love for their students is pure and the contents of the schedule will give you far more than you expect from a TTC. Aside from becoming a yoga teacher, you will learn far more about yourself and a way of living and thinking that transforms both your mind and body, I cannot stress enough how much of a bonus the 'Emotional Blockage Treatment' is in comparison to other courses, whether you wish to be a yoga teacher or somebody who exploring themselves to anyone who has endured challenges in their life that don't seem to be resolvable, this course is for you, it is the greatest gift you could give to yourself.

    The other bonus is the team, they care for you and will bend over backwards to make sure you are in the place you want to be during this course, they are my extended family!

    Be assured that what you read here is real and I have been through this process, otherwise known as the power of transformation!

    Namasté :)

  • Linnea Sweden

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    After a long time carrying inside the inner wanting to experience a month of teacher training course, I finally did at The Gyan Yog Breath, where I felt genuineness and warmth. The course was for me truly amazing and I’m so grateful to the universe to have guided me to Gyan Yog Breath . All different parts of the course were like golden treasures that were unfolded to us - from the beautiful Hatha classes, acupressure treatment called Emotional Blockage treatment, some Ashtanga, amazing philosophy classes, a little Ayurveda, meditation classes, anatomy and more - all with so genuine and knowledgeable gurus. This experience is nothing I will put on the shelf on the wall for looking nice, but something that for me is to be lived and inhabited in every second. Why I also ended up doing my course in this very place, happily and blissfully enough.

  • Amanda Wallace United States

    Gyan Yoga Breath's website

    This month at Gyan Yog Breath has flown by! So much to learn in such a short time but it doesn’t feel like work as much as a wonderful learning experience. Gyan Yog Breath’s Hatha Yoga Teacher Training curriculum challenges the student to push beyond their perceived emotional, physical, and spiritual limits to reach a place of strength, character, and self confidence that will continue on into the rest of their life. Out of all the yoga schools here in Rishikesh, I know I have chosen the right one. Thank you Gyan Yog Breath for being exactly what I needed at exactly the right time. I know my life is much improved and I look forward to sharing everything I have learned with the world. Namaste!

  • Marlene

    Gyan Yog Breath's website

    Where to start.. First, I’m so thankful I somehow chose this place, this TTC, this teachers and that these people here chose the same time as I did -call it a coincidence or destiny- I’m just so thankful. From the first day, Anki, Vipin and their amazing team made me feel so good. I felt understood. The pressures of my western every day life slowly peeled of of my body.. Only because the emotional blockage treatments go very deep, I could go much deeper than ever before into myself, my problems and my future path. It really helped me to relieve a lot of old stress and pain from my body.

    Now I just cant get enough of Hatha Yoga lessons here with Kamal & Anki (and teaching is allso such a nice feeling!) & the discussions and storys in Yoga Philosofie with Ekin. The freedom to ask questions about life & love. Actually I’ll really miss all of that. And I really don’t want to go back home. I recommend to everyone: if you come here for the TTC, stay some more weeks to digest everything, don't rush back into your ‘old life’.

    The full schedule here makes me stay in the moment – because there is not much time to think about the future or anything. Everything I’ve learned here is just starting to really flower in my head and heart. I wish so much more people in the world would make the decision to come here, try to get closer to themselves and to what really matters in life. The world would be a little better I’m sure. Thanks to all the people I got to know the last weeks. Namaste!

  • Matt United Kingdom

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    I really enjoyed my time with Gyan Yog Breath and am very happy that I decided to do my 200 hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training with them in Rishikesh. The whole team is very friendly and instantly make you feel welcome and part of something special.

    When I arrived in India, my main focus was yoga and meditation, however as the TTC progressed, I found myself really drawn to yoga philosophy. The biggest benefit for me was what I learned more about myself – I left India with more clarity on life and the confidence and excitement to teach all that I have learned, back home.

    Vipin and Anki are great hosts, all the teachers are great, and the yoga is the best I’ve experienced. Vipin’s meditation needs to be experienced… words can’t describe how you feel after the meditation. Without a doubt, I would highly recommend Gyan Yog Breath for Hatha Teacher Training in India.

  • Rochelle Goldbridge Australia

    Gyan Yog Breath's Website

    I was recommended Gyan Yog Breath by a good friend of mine who was drawn to their emotional blockage training and after some messages with Vipin and Anki, the owners of Gyan, I quickly realized that this is the place that I wanted to complete my 200 hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training.

    The whole experience was wonderful from start to finish. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a challenging course but I came away with so much to take home with me. I really enjoyed yoga philosophy, yoga therapy, and the yoga classes – all the teachers offered different insights to yoga and how it should be practiced, which was wonderful to experience.

    I highly recommend Gyan Yog Breath to anyone who’s looking for a 200 hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Course. You will be taught by some of the best teachers in Rishikesh and learn so much about yourself, in the process.

  • Laura Germany

    Gyan Yog Breath's website

    Gyan Yog Breath is a very unique and special place. My experience here, over one month, has opened my mind and my heart in countless ways. Having completed the 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training has not only shown me what my physical body is capable of, but has helped me to become a strong and confident individual. I was in the course with six more students and we were very well taken care of. For westerners coming without any other experience to India, it is a very comfortable way to arrive. At the Centre, any sort of help is available 24/7 and the food here is prepared with love and care in a hygienic manner. Also, the program is very comprehensive. In such a short amount of time, I was able to understand so much about yogic philosophy, as well as practice. My month with Vipin, Anki, Pankaj and Kamal has helped me on my path to becoming a safe and effective yoga teacher. Rishikesh is also a beautiful place to spend some time. A very holy place, right on the banks of the Ganga River. Rishikesh is a properly Indian place where one can still find some western comforts. Plus, there is a bounty of natural beauty here, with countless waterfalls in the area, beautiful jungle and views of the Himalayas. My time here has affected my life in a very profound and positive way!

  • Monika Germany

    Gyan Yog Breath's Website

    Gyan Yog Breath in Rishikesh has been an exceptional and a life changing experience - mentally, physically and spiritually. I did my 200 hours with a small group of beautiful people from all over the globe. Rishikesh is magical but what's makes the experience even more beautiful is the talented teachers, staff and the aura in the yoga school. It's been incredibly transformational for myself. Even after the course, life is different all together. Surrendering at every moment is the core of learning.

  • Marnix Netherlands

    Gyan Yog Breath's Website

    I have really enjoyed my time at Gyan Yog Breath. I have completed my 200 hour YTT. All the teachers were amazing! Its been a truly life changing, enhancing experience. It was much more than I was expecting. If you have the opportunity to spend some time in Rishikesh, then I would highly recommend the course. Jump out of your comfort zone and experience real yoga. Lovely, people, location and energy :)

  • Martin Switzerland

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    The 200 hour TTC is EXACTLY what I've been looking for. It's great to have an experience not only live up to, but exceed my expectations. My life has been changed in such an amazingly profound way. Everyday feels so new. I'm just filled with gratitude. Thank you to the entire staff at Gyan Yog Breath! P.S.: I have never tasted this kind of delicious food before!

  • Elena Spain

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    It has been a beautiful and amazing month as a student at Gyan Yog Breath. The teachers are experienced and great, the food is very good, the location couldn't be better and the organized trip on our free day was really nice. I was also lucky to be there during Holi and the school organized a private party for us so we didn't have to go on the streets. Our safety as students has been their number one priority from the day we arrived there and I felt really great that I didn't have to worry about this. The only regret I have is that I didn't book the 300 hour TTC instead of the 200 hour but it just means that I have to go back very soon!!!

  • Marie-Lou France

    Gyan Yog Breath's Website

    Gyan Yog Breath is an amazing experience for yoga enthusiasts of all levels. The yoga hall is on the bank of the River Ganga which we swam in, in our last weekend. Rishikesh itself is a very tranquil and interesting place, spiritual and refreshing. The teachers are charming, sensitive and good-humored which allows for a welcoming and fascinating classroom (much better than school!). We had three delicious meals a day and you can eat as much as fits in your belly! I have been a very happy student here and there is no doubt that it is an experience that has changed my life. Thank you Vipin and all!

  • Sophie New Zealand

    Gyan Yog Breath's Website

    I have just completed my 200 hour Yoga TTC in December and I feel so lucky that I chose this school. The teachers were amazing beautiful people, the food was great and I learned more than I could have imagined, plus I got to train with and meet the most awesome people.

  • Zita Hungary

    Gyan Yog Breath's Website

    I was nervous at first about doing the 200 hour TTC, but it was the best decision I have made, and it has definitely opened my eyes and life to new possibilities. So whether you want to teach or just get a more holistic view of yoga, then I can definitely recommend this course!

  • Tarika United Kingdom

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    Thank you thank you Vipin, Anki, Kamal, Pankaj, Varsha, Shankar for the best month of my life! I remember at the beginning asking Vipin in meditation whether if someone has too much pain they can ever be better and I remember him saying “usually I help all people with pain”. He was right! Thank you for bringing joy back to my life and making me smile again always. I really enjoyed all aspects of the course and sometimes I even question why I’m smiling so much now. What is wrong with me?! Haha. I never knew much about yoga philosophy and always focused on the physical aspect of yoga more, so it was great to learn more about the yoga as a lifestyle than just exercise and have guidance on this. Of course, learning emotional blockage was such a unique experience and I feel very special that you shared this with us and I can’t wait to help more people with it. Keep doing what you are doing as it really is beautiful and touches people’s lives in ways they will never forget!

  • Lars Germany

    Gyan Yog Breath's Website

    I took a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course at Gyan Yog Breath. The school is located in Rishikesh, directly by the Ganges River. The atmosphere is truly magical. I learned in a group with open-minded people and as the weeks passed on, we all became really good friends. Sharing, growing and changing my perspective has made me a much happier person. I am very thankful for my month at Gyan Yog Breath and can only say: this is one of the few things in life everyone should do! I will definitely come back soon to do the 300 hours.

  • Tom Jerdzy

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    I joined the yoga teacher training in February 2016. it was a very interesting, transforming and eye-opening experience. Vipins 'power of transformation' meditation is powerful and his 'emotional blockage treatment' is painful but every effective. For me, after one month I felt more light with myself, happier and energetic to face the world outside. I started giving the treatment to my friends and colleagues and released a lot of pains and blockages. they hate and loved me for that ;) I'm very grateful to all, beautiful hair swami Vipin, always balanced yoga teacher Pankaj and lovely yoga teacher Ankiji :)))) thanks a lot and all the best!!

  • Vasiliki Paliou

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    Amazing place to practice yoga! Small group of people in the class, and the teachers always there to help you!! Strongly recommend that school! I also tried the emotional blockage treatment! Unique experience! I will definitely come back!!!

  • Lisa X

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    The emotional blockage treatment was a unique experience, I have never felt anything like it before. Afterward I felt so much lighter and calmer! I recommend it to everyone

  • Donna Harry

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    This is such a powerful practice. The teachers were warm and friendly and I felt comfortable to release whatever needed to come to the surface. It was so powerful I could feel deep blocks on my heart being released and energy blocks in my arms and legs being released. I felt lighter and more positive as a result of the session. I would highly recommend this practice to anyone looking to get closer to their higher selves. The emotional blockage treatment was even more profound. It's probably the most painful and intense healing modality I've ever experienced but it's also one of the most life changing. Vipin works so intuitively. I remember he touched a point on the base of one of my hum and said 'oh you felt so much fear as a child' I was in complete denial as if somewhere in my brain I'd shut out the memory. As soon as he began the session I couldn't deny this any longer all the years of pain and suffering flooded my body and memory. I re-experienced these intense emotions while also sending my inner child compassion and love.

  • Elinav E.

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    Amazing place for healing! Emotional blockage remove treatment is a life-changing one, it brought peace into my mind, opened up my heart and relaxation into my body. Lovely people ❤ swami gi hosted us in his place and made us feel like a very honored guest! I truly recommend

  • Chris Love

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    I went to Vipin Gyan of Gyan Yog Breath to assist me with Emotional Blockage Release and I walked away with a much more, aware, happy, lighter, more expressive heart centered self.... WOW... I was looking for a safe and supportive healing place to help me clear my creative energy pathways and I found it.... such deeply rooted system of beliefs that were holding me back in my relationships and my artistic creative expression.... I now have answers and I can see myself more clearly... amazing work Vipin Gyan. I'm very grateful

  • Jakaline Jane

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    The emotional blockage treatment was intense but much needed. It helped me face my past and realize that I needed to let go of a lot. It helped me to focus on my breath as well. Vipin is a healer full of love. Would definitely recommend.

  • Tom Christensen

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    Thank you Vipin for being such an important part of my healing journey. It has been the most painful and most rewarding experience of my life so far and I will forever be grateful for your kindness, patience, understanding, and wisdom. I have learned so much from my time with you and hope that others may experience what I have. For those who are wondering whether or not this may help you, I would encourage you to have faith and try this treatment. Be prepared for a hard, and often painful, a journey to recovery, but always remain positive that there is a whole deeper level of happiness and peace that can be reached if you are brave enough to open your heart and set the past free.

  • Anayza Stewart

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    The emotional blockage treatment was extremely intense and deep in ways I did not expect and can hardly describe. Pankaj Paswan is a really incredible and sensitive healer. Through my sessions with him, I feel as if I released a lot of stored pain and I felt really safe in that vulnerable position. I recommend it to anyone who wants help in releasing their past.

  • Vinos Pandey

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    We had an awesome experience here with yoga teacher Mr kamal. And all teachers are amazing. We got much knowledge about Yoga and meditation. It is fabulous.

  • Jane Harvey

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    It was a chance discovery that I heard of Gyan yog breath in an overheard conversation but it was just what I needed and I went straight there and booked an appointment for the following day! I felt really welcomed and at home as everyone was so friendly and caring. Thank you!

  • Jana Vi Devische India

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    Vipin, you are the best! I love what you are doing. Your emotional treatment saved my life. Made me see my stories from another side. My heart felt free again and strong. I love your breathing techniques and the way how you show it. It is so refreshing to the body, mind, and soul. I like the way how you treat humans by helping them through love and understanding. Thank you for everything. Your friend, Jana.

  • Emma Bird United Kingdom

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    I went to a number of Vipin's meditation classes. I really enjoyed the pranayama, I felt totally relaxed during the class. The classes made me feel energized. Vipin and his staff made me feel at ease and welcome. Take warm clothes as can be cold when laying on the floor. Thank you for a wonderful experience, looking forward to coming back next month. Please try the emotional blockage treatment, be warned it is extremely powerful and very painful. I had 3 treatments, what a difference it made to my physical and emotional being. A must try if your brave enough. Namaste.

  • Zoe Melissa Western Australia

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    Thank you Vipin for being such an important part of my healing journey. It has been the most painful and most rewarding experience of my life so far and I will forever be grateful for your kindness, patience, understanding, and wisdom. I have learned so much from my time with you and hope that others may experience what I have. For those who are wondering whether or not this may help you, I would encourage you to have faith and try this treatment. Be prepared for a hard, and often painful journey to recovery, but always remain positive that there is a whole deeper level of happiness and peace that can be reached if you are brave enough to open your heart and set the past free.

  • Will Wilson West Sussex

    Gyan Yog Breath Facebook page

    Emotional blockage treatment with Vipin. Wow! It goes straight to the core of stored emotion and released so much. Not for the faint hearted as it is a really powerful healing. Will be returning for more treatment soon.

  • Rachelle Trayer Australia

    Gyan Yog Breath Facebook page

    What an incredible 10 days with Swami Vipin and Pankaj. I would highly recommend the emotional blockage bodywork treatment or the 10 days course and the nightly meditation to everyone. I left Rishikesh yesterday feeling so much lighter and very inspired. Much love.

  • Mati France

    Gyan Yog Breath website

    There are hundreds of yoga schools to choose from in Rishikesh, India and I don’t really know why I ended up at Gyan Yog Breath! Lucky I guess! The swami is hilarious and immediately put me at ease, and rests of the teaching staff seriously know their shit. They made me work hard! One of the things that really stand out from the other Indian yoga schools is the small classes and individual attention I got. It was the confidence-building that I really needed & it just grew day by day.

  • Phil Ireland

    Gyan Yog Breath website

    I’ve traveled India a bunch of times and always loved it,but when I stopped in Rishikesh for the 200-hour TTC at Gyan Yog Breath,I felt like the famous.”spirituality of India” actually., became real to me. And It’s stunning.

  • Jo California

    Gyan Yog Breath website

    I took a yoga school at home last summer, but I wanted the real thing. There are fancier schools in Rishikesh with bigger buildings budgets (free t-shirts!), but what attracted me to Gyan Yog Breath was the focus on the spiritual life and the personal attention of the teacher. They honestly become like family to me. I feel like I was turned inside out, stretched every way imaginable(!) and sent back into the world more capable and centered with a true understanding of who I am, what I have to give, and why. Even now, Swami-ji always replies to my emails whenever I have any questions. Swami makes the Gyan Yog Breath is the best place to learn Yoga in India. They actually care!

  • Anki Mat Germany

    Gyan Yog Breath website

    I didn’t know what I wanted when I arrived in India. Rishikesh was calling to me somehow, and I started to learn yoga at one of the Indian Yoga centers and fell in love with the life it began to me. When I met the swami at Gyan Yog Breath, I joined the class to learn more, but the whole process, meditation practices, and unblocking treatment opened up a whole new world. It’s a small place, where everyone is family, but so powerful. I learned so much during the yoga course and now teach yoga professionally, but the real change inside me is what I love the most. Come and see for yourself.

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