7 Days Ancient Foundation Yoga Retreat in India

  • Hari Om Yoga Vidya School, Hills Heritage Hotel Badrinath Road, Tapovan, Uttarakhand, Haridwar, Rishikesh 249137, India

Overview

Ancient Foundation Yoga Retreat India

  • 6 days with instruction
  • Hari Om Yoga Vidya School invites you to explore your inner self by practicing yoga in such a disciplined manner under the guidance of excellent yoga teachers. This foundation program will help you to use the different tools of yoga principles properly to gain maximum benefits and enhance the Yogic journey in your present life. This one-week course will help you to start uncovering the essence of your spiritual life. They will help you to understand the basis of yoga and build a strong foundation.

    Highlights

    • Mantra, chanting and Sanskrit
    • Yoga methodology and class preparation
    • Daily intensive yoga and meditation sessions
    • Yoga according to the ancient Himalayan tradition
    • Relaxation, anatomy, physiology, and Ayurved medicine sessions
    • Free snack, coffee, and tea during the breaks
    • 3 daily delicious vegetarian meals
    • 6 nights accommodation

    Group sizes

    The maximum participants in the group is 16.

      Languages

      • Instruction language: English
      • Spoken languages: English
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    During the program, you will stay either in a private room or a shared double room at Hari Om Yoga Vidya School. They are very concerned about the locality and other staying facilities provided, by at the same time putting extra care to present the feel of natural view of Rishikesh. That is why all the accommodation facilities are duly verified in terms of comfort so that they can give the best to you.

    This foundation program will help you to use the different tools of yoga principles properly to gain maximum benefits and enhance the yogic journey in your present life. The one-week course will help to start uncovering the essence of your spiritual life.

    Day 1

    • 06:00 Program inauguration, fire ceremony
    • 08:30 Breakfast
    • 10:00 Self-introduction and asana class
    • 11:30 Lunch
    • 14:00 Foundation class 1
    • 15:15 Tea break
    • 16:00 Intro to sun salutation A and B
    • 17:45 Dinner and free time
    • 20:00 Group meditation

    Day 2

    • 06:00 Mantra chanting
    • 06:30 Hatha yoga
    • 08:00 Introduction to pranayama
    • 08:30 Breakfast
    • 10:00 History and kinds of yoga
    • 11:30 Lunch
    • 14:00 Anatomy and physiology 1
    • 15:15 Tea break
    • 16:00 Sun salutation A, B, and standing series
    • 17:45 Dinner and free time
    • 20:00 Group meditation

    Day 3

    • 06:00 Mantra chanting
    • 06:30 Hatha yoga
    • 08:00 Kinds and benefits of pranayama
    • 08:30 Breakfast
    • 10:00 Yoga foundation class
    • 11:30 Lunch
    • 14:00 Intro to relaxation. Tension‐relaxation
    • 15:15 Tea break
    • 16:00 Sun salutation A, B, and standing series
    • 17:45 Dinner and free time
    • 20:00 Group meditation

    Day 4

    • 06:00 Satkriya (Jala Neti)
    • 06:30 Hatha yoga
    • 08:00 Breathing practices
    • 08:30 Breakfast
    • 10:00 6 steps for meditative asana
    • 11:30 Lunch
    • 14:00 Anatomy and physiology 2
    • 15:15 Tea break
    • 16:00 Sun salutation A, B, and standing series
    • 17:45 Dinner and free time
    • 20:00 Group meditation

    Day 5

    • 06:00 Mantra chanting
    • 06:30 Hatha yoga
    • 08:00 Introduction to meditation and breathing practices
    • 08:30 Breakfast
    • 10:00 Yoga Sutras 1
    • 11:30 Lunch
    • 14:00 Systematic relaxation
    • 15:15 Tea break
    • 16:00 Sun salutation A, B, standing series, and forward bending
    • 17:45 Dinner and free time
    • 20:00 Group meditation

    Day 6

    • 06:00 Mantra chanting
    • 06:30 Hatha yoga
    • 08:00 Introduction to meditation and breathing practices
    • 08:30 Breakfast
    • 10:00 Yoga Sutras 2
    • 11:30 Lunch
    • 14:00 Anatomy and physiology 1
    • 15:15 Tea break
    • 16:00 Sun salutation A, B, standing series, and forward bending
    • 17:45 Dinner and free time
    • 20:00 Group meditation

    Day 7

    • Free day
    • 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.

    This retreat program will be held at Hari Om Yoga Vidya School in Rishikesh, India. Hari Om Yoga Vidya School is located just at the heart of the sacred township of Rishikesh, at the foothills of the Himalayas, and at the bank of holy river Mother Ganges.

    Hari Om Yoga Vidya School provides all daily meals, coffee, and tea during breaks. In order to gain the best yoga practice experience, the meals served for breakfast, lunch, and dinner are delicious vegetarian products made of natural ingredients from local fresh vegetables, salads, fruits, fresh milk, and herbal teas.

    The following meals are included:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

    • Vegetarian
    (If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)

    In your free time, you can always enjoy having physical activities nearby the location like rock climbing, white water rafting, beach volleyball, and bungee jumping with an additional cost.

    You can also visit the local ashrams to learn more about the Rishikesh spiritual community, meet many yoga masters, or participate in the Ganga Aarti fire ceremony.

    • 3 daily delicious vegetarian meals
    • 6 nights accommodation
    • Ashtanga, Vinyasa, and teaching practices
    • Daily intensive yoga and meditation sessions
    • Free snack, coffee, and tea during the breaks
    • Mantra, chanting, and Sanskrit
    • Program inauguration and fire ceremony
    • Real teaching practice
    • Relaxation, anatomy, physiology, and Ayurved medicine sessions
    • Yoga according to the ancient Himalayan tradition
    • Yoga methodology and class preparation
    • Additional activities
    • Additional transportation
    • Airfare
    • Indian visa expenses

    Arrival by airplane

    Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). Another option is to book your flight to arrive at Jolly Grant Airport (DED).

    Arrival by bus

    Buses to Rishikesh leave New Delhi from the Kashmiri Gate national bus stand approximately every hour. The bus ride takes about eight hours and costs around 450 INR for air-conditioned buses and 250 INR for buses without air conditioning.

    Arrival by train

    The best option is to reach Haridwar train station, about 45 minutes away from Rishikesh by road on a driven taxi or the so-called tuk-tuks. From Delhi, the train ride takes approximately eight hours, depending on the train. Haridwar is serviced by many trains from and to Delhi, Varanasi, Rajasthan, Amritsar, and many others.

    Arrival by taxi

    Taxis are always available anywhere in India. The drive from Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) to Rishikesh will take around six hours depending on traffic conditions.

    • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 10 days before the arrival date.
    • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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      Review by Anonymous

      100 hours so good

      PROS Pros: 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

      10 Value for money
      7.5 Accommodation & facilities
      7.5 Food
      7.5 Location
      0 Quality of activity
      10 Overall impression

      2017-May-18 04:33:08

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      Review by Abdullah Alrobian from Saudi Arabia

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

      PROS Pros: Ashtanga teacher and philosophy teacher

      7.5 Value for money
      7.5 Accommodation & facilities
      5 Food
      7.5 Location
      7.5 Quality of activity
      5 Overall impression

      2017-May-17 13:27:53

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      Review by Thunyarat Sukphon from United States

      PROS Pros: 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.

      10 Value for money
      7.5 Accommodation & facilities
      7.5 Food
      10 Location
      10 Quality of activity
      7.5 Overall impression

      2017-Apr-22 03:54:55

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      Review by Manuel Ibarra from United States

      CONS Cons: 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

      PROS Pros: 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.

      10 Value for money
      7.5 Accommodation & facilities
      7.5 Food
      7.5 Location
      10 Quality of activity
      10 Overall impression

      2017-Apr-03 16:55:46

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      Review by Arno Pienaar from South Africa

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

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

      2.5 Value for money
      5 Accommodation & facilities
      2.5 Food
      5 Location
      5 Quality of activity
      5 Overall impression

      2017-Mar-31 14:01:48

    • Review by Susana Lopez from Spain

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

      "I am looking forward to come back for next step."

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    • Review by Sigita Beliunaite

      "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! "

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    • Review by Anastasia Minko from Rishikesh

      "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."

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    • Review by Ryan Fortwendel from US

      "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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    Testimonials

    • Review by Inger Stephens from Australia

      "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!"

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    • Review by Sabina Cesaroni from Italy

      "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."

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    • Review by Naina Bajaria from England

      "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."

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    • Review by Nastya Minco from Russia

      "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."

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    • Review by Sofia Fotino de Juan from Sweden

      "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!!"

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    • Review by Bharti Bhasin from India

      "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."

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    • Review by Bidyadhar Sahoo from India

      "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!"

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    • Review by Prince Alok Sahoo from India

      "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."

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    • Review by Oleks Kova from Ukraine

      "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!"

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    • Review by Jihye Sophia Hwang from Korea

      "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."

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    • Review by Ayla Bonaparte from Australia

      "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."

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    • Review by Laura from USA

      "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. "

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    • Review by Bernardo from Portugal

      "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!!"

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    • Review by Cristine from Australia

      "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!"

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    • Review by Nur from Spain

      "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!"

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    • Review by Susana Lopez from Spain

      "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!"

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    • Review by Marta from Spain

      "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. "

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    • Review by Leticia Stivel from Argentina

      "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!"

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    • Review by Didi from India

      "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."

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    • Review by Hao Zing from China/Nepal

      "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."

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    • Review by Bonnie from USA

      "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."

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    • Review by Kristen from USA

      "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."

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    • Review by Helen from USA

      "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."

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    • Review by Oleksa from Ukraine

      "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!"

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    • Review by Barbara from UK

      "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."

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    • Review by Swami Nityamuktananda from German

      "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."

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    • Review by Rodriguez from Costa Rica

      "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!"

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    • Review by Sabine from Italy

      "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."

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    • Review by Franz from Austria

      "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."

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    • Review by Mayron from USA

      "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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    Rishikesh, India

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

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