Hari Om Yoga Vidya School

Rishikesh, India

Hari Om Yoga Vidya School offers yoga teacher training programs in the holy place of Rishikesh.

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Instruction language: English

from US$790

Really Good 8.8/10

Based on 25 reviews
from US$790
Price for:

14 days / 13 nights

Really Good 8.8/10

Based on 25 reviews

Instruction language: English

from US$1,090

Really Good 8.8/10

Based on 25 reviews
from US$1,090
Price for:

27 days / 26 nights

Really Good 8.8/10

Based on 25 reviews

Really Good

Based on 25 reviews

Instruction language: English

from US$475

Really Good 8.8/10

Based on 25 reviews
from US$475
Price for:

7 days / 6 nights

Really Good 8.8/10

Based on 25 reviews

Instructors 5

Pramod Sahoo

Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200, RYT 500 (Yoga)

Pramod Kumar Sahoo is a 200 and 500-hour registered yoga teacher with the USA Yoga Alliance. He was born in a spiritual family in 1973 in Odessa (South-East part of India). From his early childhood, he began his life full of devotion. He spent his most of his childhood life sitting alone in meditation in deep silence, going to the mountains, temples, and learning the yoga tradition.

Nikhil Rawat

Nikhil Rawat is an expert in physical therapy, posture imbalance, and sedentary life disorders. He completed his master of physical therapy in musculoskeletal disorders and he also holds a diploma in sports medicine from West Bengal. He is also a certified Pilates trainer from Indian Academy of Fitness Training Mangalore.

Prashant Jakhmola

Prashant Jakhmola was born in Rishikesh, India. Since childhood he has been practicing yoga and meditation by the guidance of his father. He moved to Bihar School of Yoga to learn more about the systematic study of yogic science. He finished his academic studies in 2010 and started sharing his knowledge. Now he is teaching in Rishikesh and abroad. He is excellent in therapeutical approach of asanas.

Siddhant

Siddhant ended his bachelor studies in science and left his home looking for a simpler and more meaningful way to live. He is a certified yoga teacher from Yoga Alliance and has been a yoga teacher for nine years in Dehli. Afterwards he went to Rishikesh to seek his path five years ago. Following the steps of his Guru Anandmurti, he is a constant meditator and cares for the growth of every individual.

Som Datt

Som Datt is a passionate teacher that aids students to find a meaning in their lives. For him, Yoga is the best way to transform the different energies of the body into spiritual energy. He has a master in Yogic Science and a Naturopathy diploma. He achieved a Uttarakand gold medal for his master degree. Som Datta honors always his Guru adn says that his blessings satisfies all his needs. His final aim is that his students discover their real knowledge within.

Reviews 25

  • Tamar Friedlander Israel

    November 2017, BookYogaRetreats

    I arrived to india with many concerns, fortunately none were meeting reality. In Rishikesh the atmosphere is special, the school turned out to be a very comfy stay. The manager is a patient man with your interest at heart. To our asking he added an excursion day.

    The teachers were chosen carefully and the program was planned with the interest of teaching us a broad understanding of the spiritual and physical aspects of yoga.

    I especially admire the Ashtanga teacher and the anatomy and physiology one.

    We were 15 students for the whole month plus 3 who arrived for the 100 hr training. Friendships were forming among us, and each one was going through their own journey. It wad a special experience and I think many people can benefit from it.

    There weren't many things I didn't like, but the food was an issue for me. It was very repetetive; chapati, rice, another changing side dish, a few fresh veggies. Every day. Lunch and dinner. I found myself eating out about half the times. This is just something one has to know and plan for.

    The manager was very attentive to our needs and I'm sure he did whatever he could to make our stay and the course itself be consisted of the best materials and teachers. Still one of the teachers was not experienced enough and still needs some guidance.

  • Darcy Tyler Canada

    October 2017, BookYogaRetreats

    The teachers, support staff and Pramod were all very friendly and eager to make the stay a comfortable one. Class schedule was consistent and classes progressed logically with well laid out objectives. Food was as expected and was delicious in opinion. The astanga teacher in particular was clear and very respectful and if Hari Om Yoga Vidya had a 300 or 500 hour program with him I would be signing up immediately.

    Some in our group disliked the food variety however the kitchen did their best to respond with more fresh fruits and different dishes. Personally I thought the food was great, even if it was repetitious. The hatha teacher was clearly knowledgeable and competent as well as able to give concise direction when his phone wasn't ringing. However his youth shined through a little in the demeanor he held with some students during exams I.e. pushing for answers from a clearly nervous teacher trainee and also checking his phone often. The latter behaviour he was quick to correct once a student complained though.

  • Steve Thurgood Canada

    October 2017, BookYogaRetreats

    Pramod runs a great program, so much more than the western style of yoga I have become accustomed too. The course program covers many aspects and focuses on the origins of yoga and the ancient practises. Every lesson was interesting and informing and the pool of instructors were all excellent.

    The food and accommodation were good and the location of the center is really ideal, just a short walk to the bridge, Ganges, shopping and cafes.

    I will be returning when time allows to continue on my path to enlightenment.

    The fact I had to leave and head back to work!

  • Anti Kesamaa Estonia

    October 2017, BookYogaRetreats

    Professional teachers

    Room service

  • Ivana Horváthová Slovakia

    August 2017, BookYogaRetreats

    The city of Rishikesh is wondefrul place to visit, nature around ia stunning-Ganga, Himalayas, animals, tress,.... Hari Om Yoga vidya school is the best school to study in with experienced teachers and absolutely amazing director, schedule was so interesting and subject totally suited for one month pf study. And people in Rishikesh are perfect, kind and beautiful.

  • Aki Takenaka India

    July 2017, BookYogaRetreats

    people were very nice and accommodating. food was always good, not too spicy with pretty good variety. most everything was on schedule. good experience for 27 days training

    teaching part of training was lacking but it is very commercialized 27 day teacher training. rather expected. you can't expect to be a real yoga teacher in a month. rishikesh in June is extremely hot and also very busy with Indian holiday season full of tourists in a tiny town. it took me awhile to get used to the noise in the town. the whole city is vegetarian and no-alcohol

  • Liz Rijkse Netherlands

    July 2017, BookYogaRetreats

    The manager was really involved with all the students personally. I really had a wonderful time . Everybody was helpful and friendly. The teachers were very supportive and professional . For me it was a great expierence on my yoga path. Especially the Ashtanga Vinyasa every morning at 6.30 am and the lovely pranayama teacher, he was also so involved with all the students

    Thank you so much everybody for this wonderful experience

    Namaste

    What was a bit complicated sometimes was the schedule, on what time a certain lesson would start. For me that was the only thing, that confused me.

  • Luke Jones Great Britain

    July 2017, BookYogaRetreats

    The whole expierience was great. If your not to good with the heat avoid the obvious months.

  • Anonymous

    July 2017, BookYogaRetreats

    From the first contact with the manager, the attention was wonderful. Pramod answered all questions promptly, warmly and offered further help. The place was good, clean and well located in Tapovan, which made it easy to explore the area. The classes were well paced and the teachers were very competent and responsive to the students. Given the limited number of students in the class, this provided a very personalised learning focus and environment. The food and accommodation was of very high standards and the staff was efficient and always warm and welcoming. Mine was a very satisfactory experience and I would highly recommend.

    I undertook a 100-hour course, which joined the second half of a 200 hours one. As a result, some of the matters had been previously dealt with. The teachers sometimes gave us 'catch-up' sessions for those 100 hours students who had started later. This was ok and I tried to make sense of it because of my previous experience in yoga but it was not the case for everybody. I know the 200 h students were very satisfied overall but maybe it is worth rethinking the structure or timing of the 100 hour course.

  • Angela Gouvea Brazil

    June 2017, BookYogaRetreats

    The whole time of organizers , teachers and the kitchen crew were always super prompt to attend any request in such a gentle way. The classes were intense and full of information that really tuned me back to yoga discipline in my life .

    Accomodation cleaner , bad internet connection and also lack of hot water in the shower

  • Francesca Stocco Republic of Italy

    May 2017, BookYogaRetreats

    I loved this corse. Teachers are wonderful, food Very Nice And staff really helpful...

    Allora Very Nice!

  • Orlagh O Donoghue Republic of Italy

    May 2017, BookYogaRetreats

    The spirit and humble nature of all the teachers and everyone who worked there from the kitchen staffs warm friendly smiles to the skill and professionalism of the yoga teachers. Was such a life changing experience and sense of pure happiness throughout the journey.

    Philosophy teacher: the way he portrayed his ideas wasn't in a very nice manner. I feel he didn't have much respect for me as a student, and was quick to not listen to my input on the topics. He was the only part of my wonderful time here that I disliked.

  • Amy Rostron Australia

    May 2017, BookYogaRetreats

    Absolutely loved my time here, the yoga, meditation and pranayama classes were by far the most interesting and inspiring classes I've ever taken. The teachers were so knowledgeable and motivating, and simply beautiful people to spend these past two weeks with. Would 100% recommend to anyone wanting to gain some valuable knowledge in this way of life.

    i didn't bring a sleeping bag with me and they only had big thick blankets on the beds and because India is so hot I slept without anything covering me and got attacked my mosquitos. Also we weren't told they took cash only so when wanting to pay for the course we had to take cash out of an ATM here and due to the 10,000 rupee limit we were charge quite a bit on fees to get the total for the course out. So make sure you take cash with you there!

  • Burcu Mihcioglu Japan

    May 2017, BookYogaRetreats

    I spend really amazing time at Hariom. I am very happy to be choosed this place. Best training, accomodation and food for the less price. Very cosy place, very sincery interest for everything you need. Wise teachers that I can never forget. I just was upset for being have to turn back. Thank you Hariom for every knowledge that I will save and share for a lifetime.. Namaste...

  • Anonymous

    May 2017, BookYogaRetreats

    I had a perfect time. All was very professional and super planned. I had good teacher which gave good support during the class ...

    The school was perfect for me, thank you Hari om and all the best. Regards theresia

  • Abdullah Alrobian Saudi Arabia

    May 2017, BookYogaRetreats

    Ashtanga teacher and philosophy teacher

    Most of the time there is no salad with the lunch or dinner, And the breakfast is below average

  • Thunyarat Sukphon United States

    April 2017, BookYogaRetreats

    People are so nice and friendly.

    Food was good! They try to make it in middle! Not to strong.

    Close by the Ganga river 😍 10 minutes by walk.

  • Manuel Ibarra United States

    April 2017, BookYogaRetreats

    The program covers so many ISSUES, at any moment we feel learning more YOGA ; that is every day I felt more deep in those Issues.

    Many students (excepting three or four) have started TWO weeks before; At that moment I thougt that it could be better to take the 200 hours training Course. But the teachers undertood my situation and I felt very well

  • Arno Pienaar Republic of South Africa

    March 2017, BookYogaRetreats

    Pramod is a great man and many experienced teachers may be found at school.

    Food terrible. Found pieces of aluminium dishwashing scrubs in our food as well as cheff hairs.

  • Susana Lopez Spain

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    My course was great! The school, the teachers, and everything was perfect.

    I am looking forward to come back for next step.

  • Sigita Beliunaite

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    My experience an Hari Om yoga school was excellent. Would rate them 10 out of 10. It was the best thing I done so far!

  • Anastasia Minko Rishikesh

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    My 200h TTC in Hari Om Yiga Vidaya was so wonderful! The group was small (6 people), teachers are wonderful, aspecially Hatha yoga teacher - Prashant and yoga phylosophy&pranayama teacher - Sidhant.

    Pramod organised the course so good! This month was my best experience in India so far, i knew a lot about hindu culture, learned pranayama, asanas, got skills on how to built my own practice and lessons for other people.

    I learned how to make ajustments in asanas for beginners which is one of most important parts when you teach yoga.

    I would highly recomend this school to anyone looking for ttc.

    Pramod and his wife were so friendly and gelpful, helped all students to manage transfers, bus tickets, money exchange, ect.

  • Ryan Fortwendel US

    BookYogaRetreats.com

    All teachers were extremely knowledgeable and committed. After one month I realized I am more interested in Astanga Vinyasa Flow. No I have a good understanding of how to put together a sequence/class. The food was always very good. The campus was very nice. The garden has grown so much while we were here. It is very helpful to be so near the hotel and restaurant so we could really focus on class alone without the distractions.

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  • Inger Stephens Australia

    Hari Om Yoga Vidya School's Facebook page

    Namaste! My Mother and I have just completed 200hr YTT. This school has given me the most wonderful experience to grow as a person. I have learnt so much and been given the confidence to teach my own classes !!!! My mother came for the health benefits and to learn the practice for herself. She now is inspired and very confident to give her own classes as well. The teachers were very knowledgeable and always giving help and kindness. I will always be eternally grateful for this wonderful opportunity to do yoga at this school where there is so much love for everyone. And last but not least thankyou to Pramodji and his wonderful family Sonar, Puja and Ganesh for being the living breathing example of what yoga is. My mother is 72 years old and I am 52 years old we have thoroughly enjoyed and learnt lots of interesting topics like ayurveda, philosophy and pranayama . We had a beautiful fire ceremony to open our course and a very talented musicians and mantra chanting for the close blessings always for this school.

    Hari Om! Much love!

  • Sabina Cesaroni Italy

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    Hari Om!

    The last november I was honoured to participate in giving a class of yoga and dance in this new born school created and ditected by Pramod Sahoo.

    People, sadhaka, students coming from all over Europe directly to Rishikesh in this brilliant Academy. All' aspects of Yoga are covered, phylosophically, phyisically, spiritually. Yoga here does mean studying and being connected with all levels of manifestation. I witness the care and the depth of these teachings, especially having known Pramod Sahoo since a long time and followed his yogic path through all these years. No doubt It is worthwhile to come and personally taste this unique savour. HariOm.

  • Naina Bajaria England

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    Hari Om School is an incredible place, the teaching is of a very high standard and the teachers are friendly, caring and so generous with their knowledge. I feel truly blessed to have received my training from this school. The food is amazing and the staff at the school are always willing to help and treat you like family, catering to all your needs. I feel very grateful to have received a very traditional style of yoga in my teacher training.

  • Nastya Minco Russia

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    Great school, great teachers and students.

    I did 200 Yoga teacher training course here in November 2016. This school is different from other schools in Rishekesh - we had a really small group of 6 people, in other schools groups are much lager. The teachers are amazing, food is good and rooms are rather comfortable.

    This was one of my best experiences during my trip in India.

  • Sofia Fotino de Juan Sweden

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    If you want genuine knowledge and wisdom then this is the place! Besides learning to practice and live by the sacred knowledge you will also experience India through a wonderful family of amazing people who will support and take care of you. Brilliant teachers, good food, great location and lots of good vibes and happy faces!!

  • Bharti Bhasin India

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    Hari Om School is a beautuful place, the teachers and the teachings are of a very high standard. Also the staff and Mr. Pramod Sahoo are friendly and very caring. They motivate people to make a change in their lives by learning yoga.

  • Bidyadhar Sahoo India

    Hari Om Yoga Vidya School's Facebook page

    Amazing place to practice yoga. Teachers are always very helpful and so kind heart. They believe in small group of people to do yoga Ttc 200Hrs. Unique experience for me in this place... I strongly recommend this yoga school for somebody to come and learn the ancient methods of Hatha yoga. Namaste!

  • Prince Alok Sahoo India

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    Hari Om Yoga Vidya School is a best Yoga School in Rishikesh, I had great time with all the Yoga teachers. They all are very skillful and knowledgeable on their subject. Foods are very good, Indian Traditional food , very tasty. I can suggest someone can come and learn the deeper aspect of Yoga in this Hari Om Yoag Vidya School.

    Namaste Guru ji.

  • Oleks Kova Ukraine

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    That's true school of life. I'll never forget this place! the place that changed me in a very positive way. I just love everything about that place: nice location, friendly atmosphere,great teachers! good vibes only!

  • Jihye Sophia Hwang South Korea

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    Peaceful atmosphere, great teacher, wholesome delicious food, lovely mates, clean room in Rishikesh! What a Perfect school! I can't thank you enough Pramod ji.

  • Ayla Bonaparte Australia

    Hari Om Yoga Vidya School's written paper

    I consider myself extremely fortunate to have come across Hari Om Yoga Vidya School and to have studied with it to obtain my 200h yoga certificate.

    It is impossible to describe with words what a wonderful yoga learning experience this has been for myself.

    The beautiful Sahoo family, their friendly and helpful staff, the excellent dedicate teachers and my fellow students have all contributed to make my time with Hari Om a very special happening in my life.

    Thank you Pramod-ji for all your kindness and caring for us your students, for the very moving fire ceremony to welcome us as new students our first day and for the special graduation ceremony with mantras and music at the end of the course.

    I am grateful to have met all of you and sorry for now be leaving Hari Om and Rishikesh.

    Blessings be upon you.

  • Laura United States

    Hari Om Yoga Vidya School's written paper

    The staff and instructors at Hari Om are wonderful. In two weeks I gained more knowledge about yoga then I could have possibly imagined. We had different instructors for Hatha yoga, pranayama breathing, Ayurveda, meditation, anatomy, philosophy and Ashtanga Vinyasa and they were all fantastic. I would recommend this program to someone who is open to practicing towards self-realization.

  • Bernardo Portugal

    Hari Om Yoga Vidya School's written paper

    This is a small school with a nice familiar ambiance. The director (Pramoj ji) is always available to hear and attend you at any moment.

    Very friendly staff, great food, great teachers and good timetable. Always trying to improve!!

  • Cristine Australia

    Hari Om Yoga Vidya School's written paper

    Thank you Hari Om Yoga Vidya Schoo for a challenging and an inspiring month. All the teachers are knowledgeable, motivated and enthusiastic. I am very grateful to have been their student. I also feel blessed to have had a small group of beautiful people to share my experience with.

    Thanks Pramod Ji for making it all possible.

    Such a special place, an unforgettable experience!

  • Nur Spain

    Hari Om Yoga Vidya School's written paper

    I have enjoyed a lot my time in Hari Om. Teachers have lots of knowledge, are helpful and devoted. I'm going home with a lot of knowledge and a lot of things to work on. The space is beautiful, food is cooked with love and Pramod Ji, his family and people at the hotel have all been really nice to all of us, take care of us, so we feel like home here. I really recommend this school, I go home grateful for this experience and full of love.

    Thank you!

  • Susana Lopez Spain

    Hari Om Yoga Vidya School's written paper

    It was a big experience the time I/we spent here together. It was the right moment to learn, rediscover and believe again in myself. It is the beginning of a new trip.

    Looking forward to come back soon. Thanks for the knowledge!

  • Marta Spain

    Hari Om Yoga Vidya School's written paper

    Hari Om Yoga Vidya School, the school I will never forget! A deep introduction in Yoga and all of its aspects. Very qualified teachers, they can transmit a lot of knowledge and passion for that, solve any doubt and help you for a good development.

    The rooms are clean and comfortable, the food is really good and abundant, and the location is beautiful.

    I really recommend this school and it is a place I would like to come back again.

  • Leticia Stivel Argentina

    Hari Om Yoga Vidya School's written paper

    Before coming here, it was a real challenge to decide what school out of so many options here in Rishikesh. Now, I feel so lucky and grateful to have chosen Hari Om Yoga Vidya School. It feels like a caring family and that is very nice when you are alone and facing so many new things. Most of all, I'm grateful for all the knowledge I'm taking with me, for all the dedicated teachers, for all the genuine passion for YOGA. I will always remember this as one of the highlights in my life!

    Hari Om!

  • Didi India

    Hari Om Yoga Vidya School

    The teachings are amazing! Every teacher is wonderful and patient. I learned a lot! The teachers are wonderful and explain everything clearly. The food tastes amazing. It doesn´t look like food away from home. I loved everything about this experience.

  • Hao Zing China/Nepal

    Hari Om Yoga Vidya School

    The school is full of good energy. The teachings are well structured and rich content. The classes get in deep explanations with its precise demonstration. All the teachers were very knowledgeable in their subject. The staff was very friendly and helpful.

  • Bonnie United States

    Hari Om Yoga Vidya School

    I loved all the subjects, I wish I had more time. There is too much to learn and I am learning so much. It is amazing! The teachers are all wonderful, I feel so very fortunate to

    be learning from such generous, knowledgeable teachers.

  • Kristen United States

    Hari Om Yoga Vidya School

    The classes are very informative and pertinent to understand yoga. The teachers are excellent, knowledgeable, kind and approachable. The food was delicious and the kitchen

    staff very accommodating.

  • Helen United States

    Hari Om Yoga Vidya School

    The teachers of the school are wonderful. All of them were really caring and very genuine. The food was delicious and the kitchen staff was very nice and did a great job.

  • Oleksa Ukraine

    Hari Om Yoga Vidya School

    The school has great teachers. I really appreciate every moment I spent here learning new things for me. I love the way school teaches here. There are many explanations and group discussions. The accommodation was very good, the staff was really friend and the food was very tasty!

  • Barbara United Kingdom

    Hari Om Yoga Vidhya School website

    A yoga school based on so much more than simply exercise! The slogan is "Going Beyond Asana". Pramod Sahoo the director has trained for many years, with great devotion, to all aspects of Yoga Teacher Trainer. He is dedicated to passing on his knowledge and skill to students who are serious about learning traditional yoga. This truly is one of the best Yoga Schools in Rishikesh.

  • Swami Nityamuktananda German

    Hari Om Yoga Vidhya School website

    I have known Pramod for 8 years, most of these I was a mentor to him while studying and later while he was teaching in the ashram of the Himalayan Masters in Rishikesh. From the moment I met him, he struck me as a very intelligent and committed student; as a teacher he showed not only extraordinary knowledge (even academically) but deep wisdom and insight, as well as an open heart to all he meets. All of this speaks of the ancient wisdom of a highly qualified teacher and spiritual guide worth training with. I would trust him with my life.

  • Rodriguez Costa Rica

    Hari Om Yoga Vidhya School website

    I was walking through Rishikesh with nothing in my mind when I crossed by chance with this school. I must say this was one of the greatest experiences in my life. I stayed for two weeks on the school and I learned so much! I understood what yoga really is which was a milestone on my spiritual path. I still feel myself as part of the Hari Om Yoga Vidya Family and count the days till I come back again to deepen my practice and keep working for a higher goal. I fully recommend this school!

  • Sabine Italy

    Hari Om Yoga Vidhya School website

    I first met Pramod as a young, very well inclined student of yoga; I had very good classes with him. Years later, I met him again. He has grown into a committed, humble, serious teacher. I would recommend him and his school, no doubt.

  • Franz Austria

    Hari Om Yoga Vidhya School website

    Pramod Sahoo comes from a traditional lineage, yet ventures to reach the seekers of today. He is not just a very knowledgeable teacher, but embodies the yogic principles and connects them with a modern life. I am grateful for him as a teacher as he can reach me where I am and help me to go where I want to. His inner light is visible to the eye, accompanied by his heart-warming laughter and serene modest way.

  • Mayron United States

    Hari Om Yoga Vidhya School website

    Pramod is a loving kind man who has overcome struggles to become the teacher he now is. He continues to learn and grow and reveal to us his insights. A spiritual man with a lovely heart and a good yoga teacher who cares sincerely.

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