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27 Days 200hr Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training in India

  • Om Shanti Om Yoga Teacher Training School, Sakshi Gopal Paying Guest House, Lakshman Jhula, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, 249302 India

Overview

Yoga Teacher Training India

Om Shanti Om has designed this course to involve students deeply in the spiritual teaching and practice of Ashtanga Vinyasa. This course will get a yoga teacher's qualification by Yoga Alliance USA-RYS 200. You will learn proper adjustment of each posture and how to practice and teach Ashtanga yoga for beginner levels to advance levels.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga and meditation classes
  • Experience a pooja ceremony and mantra chanting
  • 200-hour Yoga Alliance US certificate upon completion
  • Teaching methodology, anatomy, therapy, and Ayurveda notions
  • 1 Ayurvedic massage and an Indian traditional music concert
  • Meditation and pranayama theory and therapy
  • 3 daily vegetarian meals per day
  • 26 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate

  • Advanced

  • 24 days with instruction
  • English
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The accommodation options are on private and double room basis. The rooms are ashram based with a comfortable bed, study table, hot water bathroom, views close to nature, and just a walking distance away to any shopping center, grocery, or restaurants. The ashram is kept in a silent place close to nature at the foot of the hills. All rooms are fully ventilated to the open air and atmosphere.

The course is inclusive of relevant subjects to the yogic path of life such as yoga philosophy, yoga anatomy, yoga therapy, teaching methodology, Ayurveda with nutrition and yogic diet classes, meditation, pranayama, satsang class, and mantra chanting. Classes start at 06:00 and finish at 18:00. There will be three breaks for food, refreshment, and self-study.

Each day you should attend all six classes, which comprises of eight hours per day without fail. Attendance is taken seriously in this course. Classes will be from Monday to Saturday and Sunday is the rest day. You will have a retreat on Sundays on your own. 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 areas. At the end of the course, you will be awarded with a 200-hour Yoga Alliance US certificate.

Course syllabus

Asana

Asanas are yoga postures and physical movements of yoga practice, which, in combination with pranayama or breathing techniques, constitute the style of yoga referred to as Ashtanga yoga. The teaching of Ashtanga yoga will follow the series from beginner to advance level.

Traditionally asanas are positions, which make you fit and healthy in all ways. 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 of 84 lakhs asanas. A lakh being equal to 100,000, brings the number of yoga postures to 8,400,000. There are three types of asanas, namely meditative, relaxing, and cultural posture.

Ayurveda

Ayurvedic medicine is a system of traditional Hindu medicines 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 diseases. Since then, Ayurveda has stood for the wholesome physical, mental, and spiritual growth of humanity around the world.

Today, it is 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.

  • Basics 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

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 the 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.

  • Agnisara
  • Bahya kumbha
  • Jala neti
  • Sutra neti

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 or guru brings about manifestation of thoughts and desires, and even of devs and devis. It originated from Ved, which was written by Lord Brahma. The teachings of the Vedas consist of various mantric chants or hymns recognized by different seers or rishis from the cosmic mind.

The body gets effects 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 is for prosperity of your home
  • Gayatri mantra improves immunity and improves your learning and concentration skill
  • Guru mantra can enhance your knowledge
  • Mritunjaya mantra will keep you fit and healthy
  • Santhi mantra keeps your mind cool and tension free
  • Santhosham santhi mantra keeps your mind calm and helps you grow up
  • Surya mantra removes carbon dioxide from the lungs and replaces it with fresh oxygen
  • Surya namaskarar stimulates and balances all the systems of the body including the endocrine, circulatory, respiratory, and digestive systems
  • Vedika santi mantra is related to the welfare of humanity and helps in spreading peace all over the world
  • Yoga mantra helps to reduce anxiety and depression and releases neuroses

Meditation

Despite of its popularity, very few people truly know what meditation is. Some regard meditation as the mental concentration on something, others consider that people meditate when they imagine something that gives them peace or satisfaction. All these methods are being with one goal, to slow down and eventually, completely stop the incessant activity of minds.

These exercises are not really meditation, they are substitutes for meditation, because it is normally very difficult to stop your mind all together. 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 and 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.

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

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, and combining all three of the above bandhas.

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

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

Pranayama

Pranayama is a Sanskrit word meaning extension of the praṇa 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 ayāma, 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 your body because it refreshes your breathing system and makes your respiratory system fit.

It is a term having a broad range of meanings and connotations. The sage Patanjali, in yoga sutras, defines pranayama as a regulation of incoming and outgoing breath coupled with retention.

  • Chandra bedhi
  • Bhastrika
  • Brahmmari
  • Kapalbhati
  • Nadi shodhana
  • Shitali
  • Shitkari
  • Surya bedhi

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.

  • What is Yoga?
  • Introduction of yoga
  • The school of yoga (Hatha yoga, Raja yoga, Jnana yoga, Karma yoga, and mantra)
  • The five elements and the body
  • Description of Nadis and chakras
  • Mudras and bandhas
  • Chitta vrittis (the effect of mind and how to control it)
  • The five koshas (the five layers of the body to find real happiness)
  • The five kleshas (the causes of suffering in life)
  • The practice of Ashtanga yoga and the eight limbs for enlightenment and self realization
  • How to find real happiness and inner happiness
  • How to discover yourselves
  • The pancha pranas (the five breathes in body)

Sample daily schedule

  • 06:00 Wake-up and light tea
  • 07:00 Pranayama theory and practice
  • 08:00 Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga
  • 09:30 Breakfast
  • 11:00 Theory class or lecture (Satsang, mantra chanting, and teaching methodology)
  • 12:00 Lunch and rest
  • 13:00 Theory class (yoga philosophy, yoga therapy, yoga anatomy, and Ayurveda)
  • 15:00 Students’ practicum or self-practice
  • 16:00 Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga
  • 17:30 Tea break
  • 18:00 Meditation
  • 19:00 Dinner and rest
  • 21:00 Self-study and homework
  • 22:00 Lights off

During two different Sundays, students will be taken to trips to specific places in Rishikesh and to historical, spiritual, and knowledgeable locations.

  • Dinesh Chandra Shastri

    Dinesh began yoga at a very young age and has 15 years of learning and teaching yoga experience in India and other countries. He has studied all yoga practices, mantras, Vedas, Sanskrit, Bhagavath Gita in deep Hindu tradition, yogi life, and culture. He has a bachelor's degree in Sanskrit and obtained the title of Sashtri and a master's degree and successfully obtained the title of Ashariya. Dinesh is well versed in Hatha yoga, Astanga yoga, Sivananda yoga, Sukshambyayam yoga, and Laughter yoga.

  • Vivek Arya

    Having spent his life in the field of yoga, Yogi Vivek is considered the best teacher of Hatha yoga, Raja yoga, Swara yoga, and human anatomy. He has done his masters in yoga and psychology and is currently pursuing a doctorate in yoga itself. Naturopathy, pranic healing methods, and acupressure are some of the other methods on which he has received his education. His thirst for wisdom has made him quite knowledgeable in the philosophies of many religions and beliefs. In 2002, he went to the Himalayas to find meaning in his practice.

  • Prakash Ji

    Prakash is a master's degree holder in Hindi literature and yoga philosophy. He got the first experience of Samadhi at the age of seven, when he had a clear vision of his past life in the Himalayas. He completed his higher education in Agra and Haridwar Universities. He was initiated in Shansaracharya tradition through his master, Maharishi Mahesh, and spent many years with his guru, with whom he practiced the transcendental meditation. Yogi Budhi Prakash has 40 years of teaching experience of yoga all over the world and an extensive knowledge of Indian philosophy.

  • Mishra Ji

    Mishra holds a master's degree in philosophy from Agra University, a diploma in yoga education, and a bachelor's degree in physical education from Amaravathi University. He is a yogi with more than 25 years of experience in yoga and meditation. He has taught yoga in many countries around the world and founded the International Yoga and Meditation Academy. He also acts as an adviser for many institutions around the world.

  • Usha Vaishnava

    Dr. Usha Vaishnava, a guest Ayurveda doctor, has studied disciplines in Ayurveda and herbal medicine. She completed her five years and six months bachelor's degree in Ayurveda, medicine, and surgery, an internationally recognized degree in Ayurveda, from the famed 150-year old Ayurveda University in India. She then specialized in Panchakarma therapy at the world recognized Arya Vaidhya Sala, Kottakkal. For the last 14 years, she has been engaged in Ayurveda treatment, teaching, and training.

  • Amarna Anand

    Amarna, a guest meditation teacher, has done Osho meditation training courses in Osho International Meditation Resort in Pune, Maharashtra, India. He has well versed experiences in different levels of Osho meditation and has been teaching for many years all over India. Amarna goes on facilitating and sharing Osho meditations and visions. Currently, he is residing in Rishikesh and continues serving and sharing his knowledge from his Guruji Osho or Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh to students from all over the world. Students really enjoy his class and his dynamic way of teaching and performing.

This yoga teacher training will take place in Om Shanti Om Yoga School in Rishikesh, India. The school is near the Holy Ganga River. Rishikesh is a well known city of yoga in the state of Uttrakhand.

Activities
  • Massage
  • Shopping nearby
General
  • Café nearby
  • Restaurant nearby
  • River nearby
Services
  • Convenience / grocery store nearby
  • Wireless internet

Three vegetarian meals daily will be served for every student. All the food is cooked and served in a Satvic way, as food is very essential for the body and mind for the practice of yoga and healthy way of life. The menu is always in variety so you will not have any problem with food. Aside from the three meals provided each day, there will be two tea breaks.

If students have any allergies for a specific kind of food, you may let the school know upon registration so that they can assist your diet accordingly.

In Rishikesh and the areas around the school, there are varieties of groceries, shops selling daily needs, imported foods, clothing shops, all kinds of delicacies from the nearby restaurants providing Western food, European food, Russian food, Israeli food, Chinese food, Mexican food, and pure Indian food.

If you are a food lover, this place is a food paradise. Apart from that, for the spirituality of the holy city of Rishikesh, it is the center of many temples, ashrams, religious schools and some welfare trusts. It was the city where former saints, sages, and yogis lived during the past and ancient time. There are still some historical and spiritual places remaining.

One of the ashrams is the Beatle Ashram which is more than 100 years old, it still remains attractive to tourists, and is overlapped by bushes and forest trees. There are more uncountable miracle places in Rishikesh, all where the great yogis in the past centuries have remained.

One Ayurvedic massage is included in the package.

  • 1 Ayurvedic massage and one music concert
  • 2 trips to Rishikesh and the surrounding touristic area
  • 3 daily vegetarian meals
  • 26 nights accommodation
  • 200-hour certificate from Yoga Alliance USA upon completion
  • All classes and workshops
  • All teaching materials and modules
  • Ashtanga Vinyasa Primary to LED series
  • Yoga training course fee
  • Additional food
  • Airport transfers
  • Flight tickets
  • Shopping expenses
  • Visa fee

Arrival by airplane

Please arrange your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. The price would approximately range from 3000 INR to 3500 INR for one way. The nearest domestic airport to the venue is Jolly Grant Airport (DED).

Arrival by bus

From Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), you can take a bus from the Kashmiri Gate bus station.

Arrival by train

The railway station is a direct service from Delhi to the Rishikesh Railway Station.

Arrival by taxi

From Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), you may take a taxi directly from the airport which is faster and safer.

  • 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 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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  • Review by Maria Malakhova from Moscow, 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 Chigasaki, 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 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 California, USA
    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 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 London, UK
    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 USA
    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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