27 Days 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in India

  • Sakshi Gopal Paying Guest House, Near Police Station, Laxman Jhula, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

27 Days 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in India

  • Sakshi Gopal Paying Guest House, Near Police Station, Laxman Jhula, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

Rishikesh Yoga Teacher Training India

Om Shanti Om Yoga School has designed this course to involve students deeply in the spiritual teaching and practice of traditional Hatha and Ashtanga yoga, breathing techniques, awareness, meditation and practical philosophy to utilize your body and soul in the world of yoga. This course will get a yoga teacher's qualification by Yoga Alliance USA-RYS 200. Youll learn proper adjustment of each postures how practice and teach for beginner level to advance level. You will also get 2 nights complimentary stay (one night before the course start date and one night after the course completion).

Highlights

  • Hatha and Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga sessions
  • Do meditation, pranayama, and mantra chanting
  • Take Ayurveda and teaching methodology classes
  • Yoga philosophy, yoga anatomy, and yoga therapy classes
  • Attend an Indian classical music concert
  • Enjoy a complimentary massage
  • 3 vegetarian meals per day
  • 26 nights accommodation
  • 24 days with instruction
  • English
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The accommodation at Om Shanti Om Yoga School includes spacious rooms with stunning mountain or river views. The ashram-based rooms, which are furnished with comfortable beds, study tables and cupboards, hot water bathrooms, and Wi-Fi facilities, are in close proximity to shopping outlets for your personal needs as well as to shopping centers, grocery stores, and restaurants.

An ashram is a peaceful place close to nature at in the foot of the surrounding hills. All rooms are fully ventilated and comfortable winter blankets are provided.

The course inclusive of relevant subjects to yoga path of life such yoga philosophy, yoga anatomy, yoga therapy, teaching methodology, Ayurveda class with nutrition and yogic diet, meditation, pranayama, satsang class and mantra chanting.

Class starts at 6 a.m. and finishes at 7 p.m. There will be three breaks for food, refreshment and self-study. Each day you should attend all six classes, which comprises in eight hours a day without fail. Attendance is taken seriously in this course. Classes will be from Monday to Saturday, Sunday is the rest day. You will have a retreat on Sundays.

You will be given one assignment test, one theory test and finally one practical test in order to prepare you to be qualified as a yoga teacher in all the areas. At the end of the course you will be awarded with a Yoga Alliance US certificate.

Sample schedule

  • 05:00 Wake-up and light tea
  • 06:00 - 07:00 Meditation and pranayama
  • 07:00 - 08:30 Hatha yoga asanas
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Theory class or lecture (satsang/ mantra chanting/ teaching methodology)
  • 11:00 - 13:00 Lunch and rest
  • 13:00 - 15:00 Yoga philosophy/ Yoga therapy/ Yoga anatomy/ Ayurveda
  • 15:00 - 16:00 Students practicum
  • 16:00 - 17:30 Hatha flow Vinyasa or Ashtanga yoga
  • 17:30 - 18:00 Tea break
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Meditation
  • 20:00 Dinner and rest
  • 21:00 Self-study and homework
  • 22:00 Lights off

Course syllabus

Asana

Asanas are yoga postures and the physical movements of yoga practice and, in combination with pranayama or breathing techniques constitute the style of yoga referred to as Hatha yoga. Traditionally asanas are positions, which make us fit and healthy in all the way. In the yoga sutra, patanjali describes asana as a "firm, comfortable posture", referring specifically to the seated posture, most basic of all the asanas.

Normally asanas will be held for an average of two or three minutes. Besides being held steadily they should also be held comfortably. No pain should be experienced while holding the posture or in the hours or days that follow. Hindu shastras tell us of 84 lakhs asanas. A lakh being equal to 100,000, this brings the number of yoga postures to 8,400,000.

There are three types of asanas:

  • Meditative
  • Relaxing
  • Cultural posture

Pranayama

Pranayama is a Sanskrit word meaning "extension of the praa or breath" or "extension of the life force". The word is composed of two Sanskrit words: prana, life force, or oted particularly as the breath), and ayma, to extend or draw out. (Not "restrain, or control" as is often translated from yam instead of ayama). It is a yogic discipline with origins in ancient India.

Pranayama is traditionally viewed as a practice involving a lot more than just breathing for relaxation. It is a term having a broad range of meanings and connotations Pranayama is the foundation for our body because it refreshes our breathing system and makes fit our respiratory system. It is a term having a broad range of meanings and connotations. The sage patanjali, in yoga sutras, defines pranayama as regulation of incoming and outgoing breath coupled with retention.

  • Nadi shodhana
  • Anuloma viloma
  • Bhastrika
  • Kapalbhati
  • Shitali
  • Shitkari
  • Surya bedhi
  • Chandra bedhi

Meditation

Despite all its popularity, today very few of us truly know what meditation is. Some regard meditation as the mental concentration on something; others consider that they meditate when they imagine something that gives them peace or satisfaction. All these methods have one goal: to slow down and, eventually, completely stop the incessant activity of our minds. These exercises are not really meditation; they are substitutes for meditation because it is normally very difficult to stop your mind altogether.

In reality, meditation is a state of thoughtless awareness. The real meaning of meditation is transforming your mind. By engaging with a particular meditation practice, you learn the patterns and habits of your mind, and the practice offers a means to cultivate new, more positive ways of being. With regular work and patience these nourishing, focused states of mind can deepen into profoundly, peaceful and energized states of mind.

  • Om meditation
  • Mantra chanting meditation
  • Soham meditation
  • Shiva meditation
  • Yoga Nidra meditation
  • Tratak (candle) meditation
  • Chakra meditation

Mantra chanting

The word mantra has two parts; man, which is the root of the Sanskrit word for mind; and tra, which is the root of the word instrument. A mantra is therefore an instrument of the mind, a powerful sound or vibration that you can use to enter a deep state of meditation. A combination of certain codified sounds is a mantra. The correct chanting of mantras under the guidance of the Siddha (Guru) brings about manifestation of thoughts and desires, and even of devs and devis.

It is originated from Ved, which was written by Lord Brahma. The teachings of the Vedas consist of various mantric chants or hymns cognized by different seers or rishis from the cosmic mind. The body gets effect from mantra chanting in a good way. It removes all the diseases from your body and keeps away your body from other negative energy.

  • Ganesha mantra: it stays prosperous at your home
  • Guru mantra: by chanting this mantra you can enhance your knowledge
  • Mritunjaya mantra: this mantra keeps you fit and healthy
  • Santhi mantra: shanti mantra keeps your mind cool and tension-free
  • Gayatri mantra: it improves immunity and grows your learning and concentration skills
  • Santhosham santhi mantra: it keeps your mind calm and helps to grow up
  • Yoga mantra: yoga mantra helps to reduce anxiety and depression and releases neuroses
  • Vedika santi mantra: this mantra is related to welfare of humanity and helps in spreading peace all over the world
  • Surya mantra: this removes carbon dioxide from the lungs and replaces it with fresh oxygen
  • Surya namaskarar: it stimulates and balances all the systems of the body, including the endocrine, circulatory, respiratory, and digestive systems

Yoga philosophy

The main philosophy of yoga is simple: mind, body and spirit are all one and cannot be clearly separated. Yet there is a multitude of philosophical ideas developed by looking into the deeper dimensions of the body, mind and spirit. Yoga is a set of spiritual practices but in itself is not an institutionalized religion, per se.

Hinduism is related to yoga through a common recognition of the Vedas as an authoritative source, and both Buddhism and Jainism share many of the core values of the yoga tradition. But classical yoga is best understood as a system of spiritual practice, rather than a particular religion.

  • Yogic philosophy I
  • Description of nadis
  • Chakras
  • Yogic philosophy II
  • Pancha (five) pranas
  • Five sheaths of bodies
  • Effect of the yogi practice
  • Yoga sutra
  • Introduction of yoga
  • Ashtanga yoga
  • Chitta vrtitti
  • FIive klesha
  • Hatha yoga pradipika
  • Seven folds systems of yoga introduction
  • Qualification of a yogis
  • Place, time, food and lifestyle for yoga shadana
  • Nada anusamdhana

Mudhra bandha

Bandha is a term for the body locks in Hatha yoga, treated under the heading of mudra. Specific bandhas are: mula bandha, contraction of the perineum, uddiyana bandha, contraction of the abdomen into the rib cage, jalandhara bandha, tucking the chin close to the chest, maha bandha, combining all three of the above bandhas.

From these, you will learn a short description of the few important ones. You can select that which suits you well and practice regularly. Cough, asthma, enlargement of spleen and liver, sex-sublimation, venereal diseases, consumption, chronic constipation, leprosy and all sorts of incurable diseases are also cured.

  • Moola bandha
  • Uddiyana bandha
  • Jalandhar bandha
  • Maha bandha
  • Nasagra mudhra
  • Gyana mudhra
  • Hridaya mudhra

Ayurveda

Ayurvedic medicine is a system of traditional Hindu medicine native to the Indian subcontinent. Contemporary practices derived from Ayurvedic traditions are a type of alternative medicine. Ayurveda is a discipline of the upaveda or "auxiliary knowledge" in Vedic tradition.

The origins of Ayurveda are also found in the Atharvaveda, which contains 114 hymns and incantations described as magical cures for disease. Since then Ayurveda has stood for the wholesome physical, mental and spiritual growth of humanity around the world. Today, it's a unique, indispensable branch of medicine, a complete naturalistic system that depends on the diagnosis of your body's humors - vata, pitta and kapha - to achieve the right balance.

  • Basic of Ayurveda and definition of health
  • The three doshas and prikriti (part 1)
  • The three doshas and prikriti (part 2)
  • The prikriti analysis
  • The daily routine and seasonal routine in Ayurveda

Anatomy and physiology of yogic practice

Yoga physiology is the descriptions of the human body, its layers, and the energy channels running through it used in various yoga systems.

  • Respiratory Systems
  • Anatomy and respiratory of physiology system
  • Effect of yoga practices and physiology of pranayama
  • Skeleton systems (part 1)
  • Anatomy and biomechanics of joints
  • Skeleton systems (part 2)
  • Safe way of adjustments and modifications of asanas
  • Cardiovascular systems
  • Structure and physiology of heart and blood vessels
  • Blood pressured and effect of yoga practices

Kriyas

Kriya most commonly refers to a "completed action", technique or practice within a yoga discipline meant to achieve a specific result. Another meaning of kriya is an outward physical manifestation of awakened Kundalini, such as a spontaneous body movement related to kundalini energy flow. Kriya shakti is "a power of thought" said to be greatly studied by yogis.

Purity of body encourages purity of the mind. Yoga has developed six cleansing techniques or shat kriyas for purification of the physical body. Through these simple exercises, nature is assisted in the elimination of waste products and mucus. Many mental and physical ailments may be alleviated through the practice of kriyas.

  • Jala neti
  • Sutra neti
  • Bahya kumbha
  • Agnisara

The yoga teacher training will take place in Om Shanti Om Yoga School in Rishikesh India. The school is located in Laxman Jhula Rishkesh at Sakshi Gopal Guest House.

Three daily vegetarian meals are served for every student. Meals are included in the price of this teacher training course. Participants will enjoy various kinds of menus such as Indian, Russian, Chinese, as well as Western food combinations. All the food is cooked and served in sattvic ways, as food is essential for the practice of yoga and a healthy way of life. The menus are always varied, so you won't get tired of eating the same food. You will also have 24-hour access to filtered water.

Rishikesh is the place of sages. It is a celebrated spiritual town on the banks of river Ganga, located at an altitude of 365 meters above sea level; it is surrounded by Shivalik range of the Himalayas on three sides. Rishikesh is an ideal destination for those who want to dwell deeper in meditation, yoga, and other aspect of Hinduism. Rishikesh, has numerous yoga centers that also attract tourists. It is believed that meditation in Rishikesh brings one closer to attainment of moksha, as does a dip in the holy river that flows through it. International yoga week, which attracts participation from across the world, is held here, every year, in February on the banks of the holy Ganga.

Rishikesh is world famous for rafting and adventure. Rafting season starts from the month of March and ends in July. Rishikesh is also home to the 120-year old Kailas Ashram Brahmavidyapeetham, an institution dedicated to preserve and promote the traditional Vedantic studies.

There is an International Yoga Festival at Parmath Niketan Ashram every year. It is world famous gathering of many yoga learners from all over the world who came here to obtain more knowledge in yoga. Dont be surprised that in Rishikesh the world famous yogi, the great Himalayan yogi, Swami Yogananda Maharaj Ji, is in Rishikesh too, in who is currently residing in Himalaya and also world traveler.

  • 1 free Ayurveda massage
  • 1 Ganga river pooja ceremony
  • 1 Indian classical music concert
  • 1 yoga retreat
  • 3 daily vegetarian meals
  • 26 nights accommodation
  • All classes and workshops
  • All teaching material and modules
  • Authentic Hatha and Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga
  • Ayurveda classes with nutrition and yogic diet
  • Certificate with Yoga Alliance USA upon completion
  • Classes on yoga philosophy, yoga anatomy, and yoga therapy
  • Classes on teaching methodology
  • Laughter yoga therapy
  • Meditation, pranayama, and mantra chanting
  • Osho dynamic dance meditation
  • Outdoor yoga and meditation practices
  • Yoga training course fee
  • Yoga t-shirts and yoga mats
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

Verified BookYogaRetreats.com reviews

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    Review by Michelle Boyde from Australia

    Great yoga adventure

    CONS Cons: Unfortunately I was the only person on my retreat as it was the end of the season. However, Dinesh and Priya made a huge effort to make sure I had a great experience.

    PROS Pros: The variety, the yoga and how friendly and inviting Dinesh and Priya were. Dinesh made yoga light hearted and fun.

    2017-Aug-09 22:14:47

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    Review by Lucy Freeman from India

    Wonderful first time yoga experience

    PROS Pros: I would highly recommend this yoga retreat. I really enjoyed the yoga classes and thought Dinesh the instruction was brilliant. Everyone who teaches/ works within the retreat are very friendly and cantnot do enough to make your stay a happy one. I thought that it was great value for money with lots of activities to keep you busy throughout the week. We even did white water rafting and was taken to a temple in the mountains to watch the sunrise. Laughing yoga was very fun and I really enjoyed dancing yoga with Swami. The accommodation was good, with comfy beds, hot shower and Good wifi. Make sure you take advantage of the 3 massages included as these are very relaxing.

    Organizer response: Dear Lucy Freeman and your friends Emma and Chelsea, from UK, we appreciate your genuine feedback and really delighted that you were all happy with our 7 Days Exhilirating Yoga Retreat in Rishikesh with us. Thank you very much..!

    2017-Jul-13 14:10:51

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    Review by Clifford Williams Iii from India

    Finding Enlightenment

    CONS Cons: The food was the only thing that was a bit monotonous. The staff at the place we ate were lovely people, but the food quality just wasn't that great.

    PROS Pros: This was absolutely the Yoga experience of a lifetime. The teachers, classes, and surrounding environment far exceeded my expectations. Yogi Dinesh was hilarious. I never imagined that there would be so much enjoyment and light-heartedness from this intense training.

    2017-Jul-06 11:33:27

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    Review by Hannah Mottram from India

    Good yoga classes, poor value for money, not as advertised

    CONS Cons: - The 'retreat' is not really what I would describe as such. Accommodation was in hotels down a busy street from the yoga school, and food was canteen style in a separate restaurant down the road. - All classes were inside the yoga studio - none outside as shown in the pictures. - In the one week course, not all types of classes advertised were offered. - There is no garden/yoga garden as described by the website. There are some quiet places behind hotels/restaurants by the river. The area of Rishikesh is very busy, particularly at weekends, with many tourists and constant beeping of horns from motorbikes/cars. - The one week retreat is very overpriced compared to what you would pay for the activities separately (for identical you would be paying around $250, but could easily spend under $200 with cheaper but similar standard accommodation). You can book classes at Om Shanti Om for a block of 10 for 1500 INR (so about $2 per class) - and attend 2-3 of these per day. You can eat well for around $5 a day, and there is good accommodation for under $10 a night. Massages and the other activities included are also very affordable (up to $10 for massage, $5 for rafting, $10 for trip to waterfall - or much much less if you get bus/tuktuk and walk).

    PROS Pros: - Dinesh is a good yoga teacher - encourages people and has classes that work for a range of abilities. - Around Rishikesh there are nice places to go (eg walks to the waterfalls, calm ashrams, small temples and calm places by the river). - Generally, the staff at Om Shanti Om are friendly and helpful. - In Rishikesh there are lots of things to do - places to eat, shopping, activities (rafting, safari, trips to Himalayas). - Unless you book the 'retreat', classes here are very affordable. All students were welcome to take part in other activities such as morning and evening pooja/prayers.

    Organizer response: "Thanks for joining us and providing a review. We always do our best in organizing this Yoga Retreat and bring our sincere effort to make our clients happy and content from heart in the end of the program, as part of our service and duty for those who put the trust on us…………… ! Honestly..!  This is professional ethic that all organizers create packages with reasonable price that include easeful programs, well planned schedule, timing, meaningful activities, gathering with other friends, spiritual activities, sharing & loving, group outing, enjoyment and laughter. The person buying all the activities separately, he/she will not understand this experience. When someone comes to a Retreat with the motive to survey the prices in order to expose to the public, we believe that they completely miss the scope of Retreat and its benefit. I believe the main street in noisy as generally, Rishikesh is a busy village as a world capital of yoga. No one can avoid this situation of the busy and noise and no organizer can find solutions for this as the location of retreat was clients’ own choice. We always have outdoor activities during winter, autumn and spring. Outings such as White Water River Rafting (newly added for summer), early morning hilltop trip, ashram visiting and waterfalls. The food was given in restaurant (Royal Café) on ordering basis, not canteen style even though it is separate location. Thank you for understanding! Cheers to all......

    2017-Jun-25 21:13:31

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    Review by Eduardo Garcia from India

    Agradecimiento total

    CONS Cons: It is not about the school is about the timing. It would be great that 200 hundred hours will be in 40 days instead of 27.

    PROS Pros: Dinesh and Priya take care of us all the time. I improve my yoga and knowledge about philosophy which serve me to change my life in the best way that could be. I am greatful for all the experience I lived with all the teachers and colleagues at the school.

    2017-Jun-04 05:20:22

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    Review by Chelsea Benke from India

    2017-Jun-01 05:04:38

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    Review by Edlaila Nyerere from United States

    What a life changing experience!

    PROS Pros: Yogi Dinesh is friendly and accommodating which made it easy for someone like me who had never done Yoga before to take Yoga lessons for the first time.

    2017-May-30 14:57:41

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    Review by Mark Brown from Great Britain

    Practice in paradise

    CONS Cons: Only a few minor inconveniences of the Indian life style. But not even worth mentioning!!!

    PROS Pros: Everything, it completely changed my life!!!

    2017-May-02 14:41:48

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    Review by Mia Hoejsgaard from Denmark

    Keep a open mind

    CONS Cons: The school booked to many people to attend the course, so it was very crowed - people on retreat, 100h, 200h and 300h, everyone at the same time. The schedule was very confusing. Almost everything during the day changed, and i didn't get all my classes as promised on the website!!!!! The pic they have on the website is not correct, nothing looked like on the pic.

    PROS Pros: The teachers was excellent and very dedicated! I was lucky whit my "hotel" room.

    2017-May-02 13:33:50

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    Review by Brent Stirling from Australia

    2017-Apr-23 05:19:26

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    Review by Malene Palm from Denmark

    2017-Apr-07 14:52:14

  • Review by Noelia from Spain
    10 out of 10

    "Really nice to practice of asana and nice to feel all the adjustments. I like teachers but I miss a bit of communication between them, that they know what we are doing with other teachers. Yoga Philosophy is really nice all the information we received much more organize and clear with Priya but nice experience with Guruji. Yoga Anatomy is really nice all the knowledge. He is teaching us and really nice teacher. Ayurveda is amazing!! Incredible everything we learned but have the feeling of short time. Is nice to dedicate more time to it. Nice to start to have the opportunity to ask everything that we are interested to know but I miss a little bit more talking with Priya. Is really interesting to listen to her too. Meditation is nice to have the opportunity to experiment different techniques of meditation. Gives the opportunity to know yourself. Good meals and good variation, the soups are amazing. Maybe the time before meditation is not the best time. The room was good."

    "Has been a really nice experience, the people we meet here a really nice and amazing family from Om Shanti Om. So many knowledge that I feels it very interesting. I plan to do this course to receive all this knowledge and I will practice it slowly. It would be better for all of us if the teachers coordinates better. Having a week meeting where they can communicate to each other about what they are going to be teaching, like this the knowledge can flow better. For example don’t teach twice the same things."

    "Also is important in my opinion to take care with the space available. Sometimes there was not enough space to be comfortable. I felt so much people in the classes beginning their experience and asking things that we already had talk about. With less amount of people we can have more attention to all of us. I also miss Priya in the ‘Satsang’ because she has a lot of knowledge and a really nice way of communicate it. This is just my opinion to collaborate."

    "Thank you very much for everything,"

    "Noelia :)"

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  • Review by Kaisa K from Finland
    10 out of 10

    "My husband and I went to Om Shanti Om to for a 7 day-retreat from Finland. The retreat was my husband's birthday present for my 40th birthday, and the yoga school took the occasion very beautifully into account! The contact with Om Shanti Om was very easy and friendly starting from the moment we inquired about the retreat. It was our first time in India and we felt very safe receiving the needed information right from the beginning."

    "For most days we had daily program including yoga (mantras, asana, pranayama, meditation and philosophy). In addition, we had very nice excursions to temples, the sacred Ganga seremony, sunrise at Himalaya, waterfalls (one of the starting points of Ganga river). Even if our days were filled with programme, we experienced quite a lot of Rishikesh and around! The resting time after lunch gave us additional opportunities to wander on the streets, sit on the benches of Ganga and look at the numerous shops and cafes. Also we often went to get the massages that the retreat included, very relaxing! "

    "The yoga practice was at the same time challenging and joyful! We practiced partly together with the yoga teacher trainees and partly on separate classes. I am a yoga teacher myself, but my husband had practiced yoga irregularly for a couple of years. We both loved Yogi Dinesh Chandler's spirit, ability to be fully present to his students, his profound knowledge of yoga and flexibility to take into account different student's needs, abilities and challenges. We especially cherished the way in which he managed to combine the seriousness of yoga practice to a great sense of humor and laughter. I even now smile recalling his classes :)! The first days I had pain in piriformis-muscle and could not do all the dynamic poses. He was very considerate always reminding students not to push too hard respecting their limitations. "

    "We learned new, fruitful aspects of pranayama (the breathing excercises), yoga philosophy and the meditation (taught by Priya, the "mother" of the yoga school). We loved the morning mantras and rituals by Yogi Dinesh that are not so common in Europe. They really brought us to the roots and ancient spirituality of yoga. For us, it was very beautiful to experience yoga in Rishikesh where its roots are and where yoga is not about "feeling good" at the moment, but practicing good life long-term. It is sometimes laborous, but will give you the deep, inner experience calmness, contentment and smile accompanied with the energized body and mind. "

    "Om Shanti Om is located very near the Ganga river, walking distance from many shops, restaurants and cafes. Our accommodation (included in the retreat) was about 5-minute walk away in a small hotel that was very suitable for our needs and on the way we would experience the richness of India that we loved (all kinds of people, animals, vehicles, foods, fabrics etc.). The food was served at a small organic restaurant called The Soul Kitchen that was right above the yoga school. The food was very clean and tasty vegetarian food! Although not in other places, at the Soul Kitchen we also ate the fresh fruits and vegetables without a slightest issue. "

    "In all, the week at Om Shanti Om was transformative for both of us. Yogi Dinesh and Priya are a charming, soulful couple for whom yoga is not just a practice, but life. They run their school as a family business which adds personal warmth to the experience. Hemu and Kapil, the two men working at the school were wonderful guides for us in some of the excursions. The whole week we felt very well taken care of. Now a week after our departure, we talk about our experiences at Om Shanti Om every day and have taken some of the little rituals and practices as part of our life here in Finland. We will definitely go back, I think about it every day. This was the best trip we have ever done (and we travel quite a lot :)! We warmly recommend the retreat for anyone interesting in deepening their knowledge and practice in yoga. As a yoga teacher, I can fully recommend the quality and the spirit of training teachers. Yogi Dinesh is a great teacher."

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  • Review by Taylor Simmons from CA
    10 out of 10

    "Om Shanti Om was a truly amazing. Dinesh and Priya are lovely. The energy at the place is so welcoming and all of the participants are so nice. I would recommend this place to everyone. They really make you feel like family. Thank you! "

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  • Review by Michael Bradshaw from Thailand
    10 out of 10

    "The class and staff were top notch. The classes were professional, fun, and challenging. Yogi Dinesh has a fantastic reputation throughout Rishikesh and once you take one of his classes you will quickly find out why. He can teach beginners, intermediates, and advanced students in same class and everyone is kept busy and intrigued. Priya is incredibly helpful with bookings and making sure everything runs smoothly. The hotel is very nice, as well, and pricing is very good for the experience you get."

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  • Review by Natalie from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "YOGA was excellent classes. It would have been nice to spend more time on yoga alignment. The teaching methodology well structured and thorough. Yoga Philosophy is excellent. Guruji taught us some of the most important lessons of the course and my life. The Pranayama very thorough. A lot of repetition and overlap. Some time could have been better spend on alignment. We shouls have not done kapalbhati directly after breakfast!! Constipation problem…"

    "Ayurveda very good. I liked learning about how diet and the yogic lifestyle intersect. The mantra chanting is excellent. I loved how the classes because like satsang. Its good to know the mantras. Satsang very interesting, clear and miving conversations. A great way to learn the details of yoga philospphy. The meditation is an excellent variety of techniques, theory and practice opportunities. Generally good. A little unvaried. Perhaps needs more protein and fibre. Room was nice to have hot water, comfy bed, very luxurious. (Acoustics are terrible though – hotel is very noisy- not a complaint, I still slept like a baby! :)"

    "Thank you Priya and DInesh for a memorable and immersive experience. It was truly joyful! Your energy and enthusiasm made the whole thing so special. The course is really well organized and administrated. The etachers are skilled and passionate. Let me know when you open that ‘ashram’ – I will be back! :) :)"

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  • Review by Vanda Gallova from Slovakia
    10 out of 10

    "My YTTC in Om Shanti Om Yoga school in Rishikesh was amazing from first day to the last! The place is very nice and has good energy. The teachers are all great very qualified speaking good English and take care so one can clearly understand everything! They take great care to teach you real yoga! Yogi Dinesh is an amazing person with very high yoga skills and I believe that everybody will be 100% satisfied with his teaching methods! "

    "Food is amazing too! I love the chef in Soul Kitchen he is truly an amazing chef and prepare healthy and tasty meals. "

    "I'm very thankful to be able to experience this amazing place! "

    "I'm giving Om Shanti Om Yoga -0 from 10 stars without any doubts!"

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  • Review by Eryn from United States
    10 out of 10

    "Dinesh is such a good teacher. Really enjoyed the variery of asana he shared. I don’t know how this would be possible but would have been great to get more practice teaching. Priya was an amazing teacher! I loved this class. Really interesting and tons of good information. In Meditation I felt asleep so it was good  The Yoga Anatomy was really helpful especially the two spine classes. Ayurveda is one of my other favorites! The doctor was so knowledgeable and learning things we can actually use in daily life is so beautiful. The Satsang was interesting but a lot of time I was confused about what Guruji was talking about. I think just a bit unorganized. I love Meditation in variety – and we got experience. Osho was my favorite.!! The food is incredible!! And Soul Kitchen staff is so sweet.. the room very comfortable and loved staying right above the school!"

    "Thank you Dinesh and Priya, for an incredible teacher training. You made me feel so comfortable and safe through the whole process and it’s so inspiring. Here you guys really live yoga. I feel like I learned so much at Om Shanti Om and also leanred how much more there is to learn. I loved all the outings, you planned for uson Sundays and the special events like the concerts! I especially loved Philosophy class, Ayurveda Class and the meditations – especially Osho and Chakras. Thank you so much."

    "Much love, "

    "Eryn"

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  • Review by Gaurav
    5 out of 10

    "I will write the review according to different areas :"

    "1. School and Teachers"

    "According to information from your website, it stated that we will be taught by very much experienced teachers, but when we started the course, we had teachers having 4-5 years of experience - this was not as given on website neither conveyed to us earlier. It was told that yogi Dinesh had some personal problems so the course is taken by Akshi yoga school which is his brother's school. This was told only when we asked him as we could not see any transparency."

    "But the teachers were really good, had knowledge, but there was no coordination in between teachers, so we are taught the same thing multiple times by different teachers, so we learnt same things again and again. As teachers were absent we missed many classes. We did proper yoga learning only for 15 days, so it was waste of money. It was teaching for the last 15 days and we didn't learn anything new."

    "2. Study material"

    "After asking for 4-5 times, we finally got the study material one day before the end of course."

    "3. Accommodation and Food"

    "It was away from the crowd noise, so it was pleasant to stay and do yoga. But, the rooms had no mirror, I had to ask 5 times to the manager to give me mirror and then got one, there was problem with flush which was not resolved at all. There was no generator / inverter and there were many times when electricity was not there. It was very difficult to sleep without fans, even after getting tired doing yoga. Food was really good for the first 2 weeks with lots of variety but the last 2 weeks of course, it was spicy, no variety, no quality unlike it was in first 2 weeks."

    "4. WiFi"

    "We had WiFi problems throughout the course. First, because the monkeys broke the wire and secondly, the internet never worked properly even if the WiFi was connected."

    "5. Transport from airport to school"

    "Many people got free transport from Delhi airport to the school, but it was not conveyed to me, nor did they agree after i asked them about it. After asking other students, it was understood that there was free service."

    "6. Environment"

    "It was really positive environment in our school and all teachers had enough knowledge about yoga and were positive."

    "But finally, it was not worth for paying so much money and you get to learn only for 15 days because the last 15 days were for student teaching."

    "Organizer Response:"

    "Thanks for joining us and providing a review. We always do our best in organising this teacher training course however we will try to clear this point of view from the customer."

    "Teachers are knowledgeable according to their understanding and maturity but never judge teacher with their years of experience. Presentations to students is more important than the years of experience."

    "The accommodation is well equipped however some technical problem cannot be avoided and it commonly occur during the usage, so customer please give time to resettle the matter. "

    "Foods are prepared according to different cuisine and seasonally."

    "The airport transfer is stated clearly that it is chargeable and not free."

    "According to the schedule, students teaching was given only 7 days so that all students should participate in the teaching in order to build their self confidence when completed the course."

    "I am sure students get deep knowledge in end of this course , apart from this minor problems. However those issues are highlighted will be upgraded. Thank you."

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Testimonials

  • Review by Mandy Vickerman from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "I absolutely loved every minute of my 200 hour training course here at, Om Shanti Om. I feel I have made friends for life And will certainly be returning as soon as possible . I learnt so much and I improved immensely. I continue daily practicing now I'm back home in the UK. I highly recommend this school and wouldn't hesitate in sending friends and family to study there . Namaste​​"

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  • Review by Chelsea Benke
    10 out of 10

    "Thanks so much to Dinesh and Priya for a wonderful yoga and meditation retreat. I had such a wonderful time and will miss you all. Recommend 100%! Namaste xx"

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  • Review by Olivia Calipari
    10 out of 10

    "Went on the 7 days exhilarating yoga retreat with a friend and had an wonderful​​ time. Dinesh is an amazing yoga teacher with a great sense of humor making classes fun and interesting. "

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  • Review by Cristina Paretta
    10 out of 10

    "WOW! What an amazing and beautiful experience yoga ttc was at Om Shanti Om. I Love, Love, Loved Om Shanti and Yogi Dinesh. I learned and experienced so much much than I ever imagined. Such a relaxed and calm atmosphere to be in while participating in such a vigorous training. Yogi Dinesh is a beautiful, gentle, and kind-loving soul. Super knowledgeable and he is an excellent teacher as well as being funny. Yogi Dinesh has a great sense of humor and he doesn't take himself too seriously. You work so hard physically and mentally 6 days a week, it was refreshing to have someone like Yogi Dinesh running the program. All the teachers in the course were excellent. They each had their own unique style and were real knowledgeable. Each class within the course was also wonderful. Learning about Ayurveda was a real plus. You are even able to make an appointment to have a consultation with the Ayurveda Doctor if you'd like. My consultation was terrific. Aside from all the training we were also able to experience so much of the Indian culture. What ever festivity was going on Yogi Dinesh wanted us to be a part of it. Experiencing the sunrise at Kunjapari Temple in the Himalayas was incredible. Om Shanti is also in a great location. Super close to everything to need. Don't miss out on experiencing Yoga ttc Yogi Dinesh, his lovely wife Priya and beautiful team of teachers. It is most definitely Shanti Shanti. I loved it so much I will be back next year for more schooling. Namaste!"

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  • Review by Oksana
    10 out of 10

    "I would like to thank you for this magnificent course! i have experienced the emotions of a whole life during this month. This period was full of excellent feelings, new knowledge and an enormous self-improvement. My soul, my consciousness and my body got invaluable experience! I thank, Gurudji with love and respect!"

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  • Review by Natalie Holmes
    10 out of 10

    "The course is thorough and all-encompassing, prioritizing students’ needs and positive experiences. The teachers are extremely passionate and knowledgeable, and their joy at sharing their wisdom is infectious. Whether you want to teach yoga or deepen your practice, Om Shanti Om is the school, Rishikesh is the place, and self-knowledge is the destination."

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  • Review by Prince Hemu Masant
    10 out of 10

    "Om Shanti Om is a nice school of yoga in Rishikesh, India. I am learning yoga here with guru ji Yogi Dinesh, who is a good teacher with 18 years yoga experience."

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  • Review by Yuqin from California
    10 out of 10

    "A journey that I had always wanted, a peaceful and meaningful one. Rishikesh surprised me with its crowds and abundant choices in yoga schools. I booked with Om Shanti school for a seven-day retreat and loved it. Everyone in the studio is very very nice, helpful and sweet. Yogi Dinesh is absolutely a master in his field, his wife Priya is a gentle spirit, and always smiling, Hemu and his humble friends... above all that, I had a room overlooking the Ganga river and Himalaya, couldn't ask for more. Thank you Om Shanti for a wonderful beginning of 2017."

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  • Review by Eryn Johnson
    10 out of 10

    "I have done my 200-hour training here at Om Shanti Om Yoga School. Yogi Dinesh and Priya are fantastic teachers and leaders and the course is a great blend of many different classes- asana, pranayama, philosophy, alignment, ayurveda, satsang, anatomy, meditation, etc. You can also come drop in for a yoga class in the morning and afternoon or a meditation in the evening!! Lovely place."

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  • Review by Vanda Dita Gallo
    10 out of 10

    "My 200h TTC was amazing! One of the BEST experiences of my life. Teachers are very nice, kind, have a lot of knowledge and good English skills, so everything is clear. There are different lessons like philosophy, Ayurveda, anatomy, different types of meditation techniques and of course Prana Yama. Yogi Dinesh is a true yogi with all the right life principles and high yoga skills that he's ready to share witch each and every student! There are many schools in Rishikesh, but I highly recommend this school if you are interested in learning the best that yoga teacher training offers. I'm very thankful to have been there."

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  • Review by Gitte Grove Poulsen
    10 out of 10

    "I will never be able to properly express how much I loved my time at Om Shanti Om, so consider this my best try. Becoming a yoga teacher has truly changed my life and it will change yours too. Priya and Dinesh are the loveliest people, who genuinely care about the well-being of their students. They are wonderful teachers and great role models. I wouldn't have wanted my teacher training anywhere else. Thank you so much to Om Shanti Om for the experience of a lifetime."

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  • Review by Mihaela Constantin
    10 out of 10

    "Om Shanti Om! Was for me the Gateway to a real Yogy experience! I found here amazing and dedicated people that are a living example of what a Yogi should be. I expanded my knowledge and I refined my yoga practice . Thank you Dinesh and Priya for this wonderful experience and looking forward to see you for 300 TTC. Namaste!"

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  • Review by Sandra Woznicki from Connecticut, USA
    10 out of 10

    "I practiced here for two weeks, last year, and had an amazing experience. I hope I can come back some day!"

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  • Review by Julian from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "I had a truly wonderful time at Akshi Yogashala courtesy of Om Shanti Om. This week followed a wonderful experience with another yoga school the week before which left me with high expectations. I was not disappointed in any respect and Priya, Dinesh and Vivek from Akshi took extremely good care of me and made me feel so welcome. The 7 day retreat was a perfect balance of fantastic yoga from varied instructors, really good food in a very friendly setting and wonderful company from all of the other guests and completed everything I was looking for from my second experience in India. I highly recommend it to anyone wanting an impactful and deeply relaxing retreat."

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  • Review by Brittney Betzer from United States
    10 out of 10

    "I loved this beautiful little space and the massively talented and knowledgeable Dinesh. The classes were so well paced, thoughtful, fun, challenging and energizing. It was really fun to practice alongside the current YTT students, was so excited for them and also envious of their experience. Can't wait to visit Om Shanti Om again soon and would love to see Dinesh in NYC!"

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  • Review by John Lee
    10 out of 10

    "Very cool Asana sequences. Dinesh you are so creative and joyful in your lessons :-) Thank you for letting my own creativeness explore so many varieties."

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  • Review by Ethel Saul
    10 out of 10

    "From the moment I walked in, I knew I made the right choice for yoga teacher training school. Yogi Dinesh and Priya took us into their home and treated us like family. Soul kitchen added to that family atmosphere with heart warming delicious meals. Learning yoga philosophy helped me to understand not only yoga on a deeper level, but a better understanding of the purpose of life. Yogi Dinesh's dynamic classes are sought out by visitors outside the school who comment that it is the best class in town. Because of the constant attention with each student and emphasis on meditation, alignment, safety, breath and beautiful chanting, the Union of body and mind through breath is easily achieved. The location of the school is on the holy Ganges River where we spent time doing ceremonies, yoga, studying and just being. Bring pants to cover the knees and shirts that cover the shoulders when in class. Also, it gets cold in November. Anything that is needed is within a five-minute walk along the river. Namaste!"

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  • Review by Crispian Jackson
    10 out of 10

    "Loved the experience of improving my yoga with Dinesh. The classes where fantastic, challenging, informative, educational and most importantly fun, with plenty of laughter. Thank you so much, I will be back!"

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  • Review by Carlus Taga from Spain
    10 out of 10

    "It was a great experience in Rishikesh doing yoga with Dinesh. The classes are very funny and adaptable to everybody from beginners to advanced-level guests."

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  • Review by Tomomi Seo from Akita, Japan
    10 out of 10

    "This is an amazing school for yoga teacher training course! I am a typical asana loving girl who has been enjoying Dinesh's hatha yoga classes! He is very funny, friendly and good at teaching in details. You can drop in his class and you will definitely love it! Thanks to YTTC curriculum, I like other classes, such as pranayama, anatomy, ayurveda, mantra and meditation as well now. I strongly recommend this school to those who are interested in yoga and YTTC."

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  • Review by Joelle Haddad from UAE
    10 out of 10

    "I really enjoyed my 200 hour TTC course in Om Shanti Om! The teachers are all very knowledgeable and kind, the syllabus is very comprehensive and the food is amazing! Priya and Dinesh really go out of their way to make sure everyone is comfortable and taken care of. The most comfortable home away from home."

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  • Review by Eryn Nicole from Delaware, USA
    10 out of 10

    "Such an incredible experience. I'm so happy I came here for my 200-hour training!! Dinesh and Priya are the loveliest people and do a great job with the course. And the food is so good!! Definitely recommend!!"

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  • Review by Yotham Hakol Tov
    10 out of 10

    "Without a doubt - the best school in Rishikesh! Try it!"

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  • Review by Maria Dela Cruz from Alberta, Canada
    10 out of 10

    "Fantastic teacher, fantastic staff! Gurus Dinesh and Priya are the best! Come and experience true traditional Hatha Yoga, philosophy and much more!"

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  • Review by Maria Malakhova from Russia
    10 out of 10

    "Wonderful yoga school! Here, I got the best yoga experience I have ever had before! Good asanas practice, as well as spiritual practice. Dinesh Ji is an amazing teacher, very good, skilled, and with a splendid personality! And Dinesh's Guru Swami Yogananda Maharaj Ji is a really divine soul! I practiced yoga at Om Shanti Om in 2014 and hope to come again this winter!"

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  • Review by Kristen Thiess
    10 out of 10

    "Doing my 200-hour teacher training course at Om Shanti Om was such a great experience! Dinesh is an amazing teacher, informative and fun! He changed my life. Rishikesh is the place to come. I will definitely come back to Om Shanti Om to complete my 300-hour teacher training course!"

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  • Review by Lynsey Smith
    10 out of 10

    "I did my 200-hour yoga teacher training here, it was a challenging but amazing and rewarding experience. It was a professionally-run course with wonderful teachers. Thank you, Dinesh and Priya, for everything I learned from you."

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  • Review by Tytti Nurmikolu
    10 out of 10

    "What a lovely place! The three yoga classes are amazingly good and the atmosphere is warm. Everybody is welcome! I give it five stars!"

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  • Review by Cassie J. Richards
    10 out of 10

    "I really enjoyed this course and got so much out of it! I highly recommend it and I am already trying to plan a way to come back to do my 300 hours. The yoga is well taught and pushes you to levels where you can only improve. Thanks to Pria and Dinesh for the amazing experience!"

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  • Review by Candace Adachi from Japan
    10 out of 10

    "Wonderful school and warm generous couple. Priya and Dinesh made my stay in Rishikesh very enjoyable and rewarding. The course was more than I expected and the quality of the yoga was excellent. I will be forever grateful for this experience. I highly recommend this school for an authentic learning experience."

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  • Review by Elizaveta Keleynova
    10 out of 10

    "Everything was great. It was the best experience ever!"

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  • Review by Angela Holzer
    10 out of 10

    "This was a fabulous yoga teacher training program. You will not be disappointed!"

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  • Review by Astrid Elkin
    10 out of 10

    "Excellent location, fantastic teachers, and very good and creative organic food. I was looking for a true Hatha yoga school and this is what you will find here. The yoga classes conducted by Yogi Dinesh are truly inspiring and have a very professional approach. The teacher training course is packed, diversified and keeps you busy during the long day. I find I have been extremely lucky to have chosen to take my teacher training course here! I warmly recommend this place."

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  • Review by Isabelle Basoni
    10 out of 10

    "I did my 300-hour training course in six weeks in February and March 2016 with Om Shanti Om. I had already done the first 200 hours in France, and the teachings I have received with Om Shanti Om and the different teachers have really helped me to improve my practice and knowledge on yoga and philosophy. Dinesh and his lovely wife Priya teach with love and professionalism, they do their best to give the students a very good yoga training and knowledge about India. On Sunday, they took us to visit Rishikesh. I spent six very beautiful weeks with them and I plan to come back to Rishikesh very soon. Lots of thanks to them. Om Namah Shiva."

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  • Review by Yogi Lalit
    10 out of 10

    "The best yoga teacher training school in Rishikesh, India. I did the yoga training here, it was so awesome. I love it!"

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  • Review by Ariel Talts
    10 out of 10

    "Loved my teacher training experience! Such a lovely family, from the restaurant to the guesthouse to the yoga studio itself!"

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  • Review by Himanshu Masant
    10 out of 10

    "I only want to say it is the best school for yoga students in Rishikesh. They have good teachers."

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  • Review by a traveler
    10 out of 10

    "I did my teacher training at Om Shanti Om school and it was a really great experience! It is the best place in Rishikesh to learn yoga. I loved the mantra, adjustment, meditation, and practice classes. A good place to do your training. Thank you, Dinesh and Priya."

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  • Review by Fendor Dorka
    10 out of 10

    "Om Shanti Om Yoga School is a very professional place to study yoga. Their teacher training is great. Dinesh and Priya are taking such good care of everyone and are so helpful with everything you may need during your stay. The food from Soulkitchen, where you eat if you book everything included, is vegan, different every day, and delicious. All the teachers are real professionals, each one in their subject. The meditations with Priya are wonderful. I can only recommend Om Shanti Om for a teacher training. Rishikesh is the best place to do this, anyway. Thank you!"

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  • Review by Pankaj Rana
    10 out of 10

    "A professional yoga teacher training school in Rishikesh: I just heard this after joining Om Shanti Om's yoga teacher training course, which I really loved a lot. Thank you, Om Shanti Om Yoga School, for changing my life by yoga!"

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  • Review by Pravesh Jakhmola
    10 out of 10

    "Professional yoga teacher training school in Rishikesh. A real yoga guru I have really met. Thanks, Om Shanti Om Yoga School, Rishikesh."

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  • Review by Virginia from United States
    8 out of 10

    "Very beautiful classes with precise and gentle adjustments from a very dedicated yogi, Yogi Dinesh. I wish you all the best."

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  • Review by Luke from Australia
    8 out of 10

    "Om Shanti Om has fantastic teachers. I feel like flying like an eagle after two weeks here. I wish you peace, light, and love."

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  • Review by Saurabh Awasthi
    10 out of 10

    "A professional yoga teacher school in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand."

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  • Review by Amit Ghildiyal
    10 out of 10

    "The best yoga school in Rishikesh. I loved the way you teach. Thanks, Om Shanti Om Yoga School!"

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  • Review by Rahul Chauhan
    10 out of 10

    "I can tell from my own experience that this is the best yoga training school. It is lovely!"

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  • Review by Christopher from Germany
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you so much, Dinesh and Priya! Eight weeks ago, I came here with so little flexibility and very basic knowledge. Now, after five weeks of teacher training course, I will go home with so much more. More silence inside my mind and body, more flexibility, and much more detailed knowledge about yoga philosophy. The Ayurveda lessons were very helpful and I also have so much more experience in asanas, meditation, and breathing techniques."

    "I was not planning to teach, I started this course just as an intensive one for myself, but I wish to thank you for your love, your confidence, and your funny and authentic techniques. I will really continue for myself and I have already invited some friends for free classes to practice teaching and keep in yog, union, with myself."

    "Thanks again so much!"

    "Namaste!"

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  • Review by Inge from Switzerland
    10 out of 10

    "Dearest Dinesh and Priya,"

    "I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart. Thank you for your patience, wisdom, kindness, knowledge, love, and compassion. I feel truly grateful and blessed for being able to receive your knowledge and being your student at Om Shanti Om. You are both beautiful souls, stay that way."

    "Much love and light."

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  • Review by Yarden from Israel
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you for the amazing five weeks in this teacher training course. I learned so much, I cannot explain it in words. This place is made with love and I could feel it in my first yoga lesson with Yogi Dinesh. I now have a lot of tools to help me continue my practice in my country and to share this knowledge with other people. I will be grateful to you forever for the peace and real happiness that I found here at Om Shanti Om."

    "You say that we are not supposed to get attached but I did! I cannot wait for my next visit here!"

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  • Review by Barbara from Belgium
    10 out of 10

    "Om Shanti Om Yoga School is the best choice I could have made! Yogi Dinesh, Priya, and the whole team of gurujis not only shared their knowledge with us, but they took care of our personal needs as well! You will feel welcome here and take home a heart full of health, happiness, and peace!"

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  • Review by Danielle from Spain
    9 out of 10

    "Dinesh Ji, the yoga class was awesome. Doing this made me very happy. I hope to do this again, you are the best."

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  • Review by Anastasya Cherevko from Ukraine
    10 out of 10

    "Amazing place, for sure made with love. Two weeks of training passed with one breath, but left deep impression. And I will be always grateful to the most inspiring teacher I've ever met-Yogi Dinesh- for this unforgettable adventure and for leading in love-full and peaceful way. Special thanks to Priya for warm heart and best example of true femininity, and to Amarna Anand for opening hearts in amazing Osho's meditations. Namaste! All the blessings to your school!"

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  • Review by Esra
    10 out of 10

    "I had an absolutely amazing time during the 200-hour yoga teacher training at Om Shanti Om registered yoga school in Rishikesh, January 2016. Traveling to India to learn yoga was one of best decisions in my life. Many thanks to Yogi Ji Dinesh Shastri for the meditation classes, to Mrs. Priya for the yoga philosophy classes, to Guru Buddhi Prakesh Ji, who was a student of Maharshi Mahesh yogi's ashram for 20 years, known as The Beatles ashram, and to Swami Yogi Yogendra Mishra for the Ayurveda classes. Thanks to Dr. Ushs Vaishnava for all your support. They are all Indian and were raised with the philosophies that they teach at the school. I also had the chance to meet people from all around the world who came here to join the yoga teacher training course. There is no need to mention the delicious food and comfortable accommodation provided by the school. I will definitely come back. Namaste."

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  • Review by Suresh Nautiyal
    10 out of 10

    "Doing yoga with Yogi Dinesh is not like doing an exercise class. He takes your body and soul on a whole new journey every time, where you get to experience yourself on a different level. You always leave his class with sadness that it has ended but also with a smile of the inner joy it has produced. Thank you, Yogi Dinesh and your whole team, for the best support. I want to give a title name for your school: professional yoga teacher training in Rishikesh."

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  • Review by Ayush Thapliyal
    10 out of 10

    "Professional yoga teacher training school in Rishikesh; I heard this term from all the students from here and I really knew it was true when I came here. Thanks, Om Shanti Om Yoga School!"

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  • Review by Louise Roy
    10 out of 10

    "Such friendly people and really great classes!"

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  • Review by Anusuya Juyal
    10 out of 10

    "The best yoga teacher training school in Rishikesh. Join here now, hurry up!"

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  • Review by Olga Shumakova from Russia
    8 out of 10

    "The teachers are great! The subjects are interesting, there are Ayurveda classes, where you can find your type of dosha; pranayama to explore your breath; meditation, you should try the best one, yoga Nidra; mantra chanting; and yoga philosophy. Thanks to the teachers for the interesting presentations and anatomical yoga therapy. There is yoga practice every day, we had three hours of yoga and special subject yoga teaching methodology. Big thanks to Yogi Dinesh Chander for Sunday pranayama. Thanks a lot to Om Shanti Om!"

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  • Review by Charlie from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "When I came, I was a student. Today, I am leaving as a teacher but I will always be a student of Om Shanti Om. Thank you for everything!"

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  • Review by Jessica Todd from United Kingdom
    9 out of 10

    "After weeks of research, I finally decided to do my 200-hour teacher training course at Om Shanti Om Yoga. I arrived at Om Shanti Om's idyllic yoga village with a warm welcome and a cup of chai. The course started the next morning at dawn; it was a day filled with intense yoga practice, insightful lectures, and self-discovery within your own practice and others. The relaxed atmosphere at the shala and vast knowledge and experience of the teachers were truly inspiring."

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  • Review by Julia from Europe
    10 out of 10

    "What an amazing experience! I completed the 200-hour yoga teacher training course in December and absolutely loved every minute of it. My practice has never been so good and I left the course much stronger than before. The teachers had me working harder than ever and I achieved so much during the four weeks. I completed the course and stayed in Putnem to teach drop-in classes at Om Shanti Om Yoga. I cannot wait to return!"

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  • Review by Lauren Pitts from United States
    9 out of 10

    "I came to Om Shanti Om yoga teacher training course for one month and underwent a life-changing experience. I saw my physical practice improve greatly over the four-week course, as well as my attitude and understanding of yoga and the philosophy behind it. Om Shanti Om has a unique style of teaching, which encourages you to push yourself to your personal maximum using their knowledge and support."

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  • Review by Kay
    9 out of 10

    "I did the three-week intensive course at Om Shanti Om Yoga like a yoga holiday in India. Having been practicing yoga for less than a year, my intention was to practice more intensively so that I would become more flexible on my tight hamstrings and back. What l have learned was much more profound than just loosening my tight hamstrings. Thank you very much and I hope to see you again on the mat!"

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  • Review by Niva Sharabi from Israel
    10 out of 10

    "Five weeks passed so quickly for me because every day was so interesting. I enjoyed learning new things in my yoga teacher training course. Om Shanti Om is a warm place that gives their students as much help as possible. The course was professional with important classes for me. I learned a lot and have many things to take with me for my life and for my teaching experience."

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  • Review by Eugeniu Gurduza from Israel
    9 out of 10

    "My experience at Om Shanti Om was wonderful. I studied in a very calm and peaceful environment and with excellent teachers. We started with yoga asanas and satsangs with Yogi Dinesh, then, we went through yoga Nidra meditation with Sarah, and, finally, we took Ayurveda classes with the best doctor around here. I have improved a lot physically and spiritually and got a lot of practical knowledge to take with me back home. I recommend this school to everyone who is looking for deep yogic knowledge or just wants to feel nice with their body to come, study, and enjoy your stay at Om Shanti Om."

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  • Review by Swetlana Vorobeva from Russia
    10 out of 10

    "Great thanks to all the teachers from Om Shanti Om Yoga School and especially to Dinesh for wonderful, unforgettable yoga classes and all the knowledge I got during my study! Om Shanti Om is gorgeous, filled with skilled teachers, high-level yoga practice, and a real magical atmosphere. I sincerely wish all people who have begun to study yoga, both beginners on the great yoga path and those who are already in love with yoga, meet Dinesh and his Om Shanti Om Yoga School. Once you come to Om Shanti Om, you will always love this school. We love you, Dinesh!"

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  • Review by Pavel Sysoev from Russia
    10 out of 10

    "I have known Dinesh for a long time and my dream about the perfect yoga course came true when I visited Rishikesh again. My teacher training course of five weeks was an incredible experience in my yoga life. Each day was unrepeatable. The course helped me to improve my asanas, to get more knowledge about philosophy, to meet a lot of new friends, and to understand more about Indian culture and lifestyle. Great thanks to all the teachers at Om Shanti Om, who know the best way to learn yoga and everything about that. And special thanks to Sarah; without you, Om Shanti Om would never be what it is, you make Om Shanti Om have peace. I wish Dinesh and Om Shanti Om keep being the best yoga school in Rishikesh forever."

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  • Review by Sebastian Goldsmith from Australia
    9 out of 10

    "From my first few classes at Om Shanti Om, I already felt as if I was a member of the family. I will cherish the memories of the three months I spent with this family for the rest of my life. I look forward to returning to Om Shanti Om over the years to harvest the valuable and vast knowledge that Yogi Dinesh has to offer. I feel that after my three months of learning under the guidance of Yogi Dinesh, I have learned not only the practice of asanas, meditation, and mantra, but I even learned a way of life that brings me closer to God with each moment."

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Rishikesh, India

Om Shanti Om Yoga School offers yoga teacher training courses in Rishikesh, India with traditional styles of yoga like Hatha yoga, Ashtanga yoga, Sivananda yoga, Vinyasa yoga, and Iyengar yoga.

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