Pratham Yoga India is a leading Yoga Training Center (Hatha Vinyasa Yoga & Ayurveda) in Rishikesh with highest standards and Yoga Alliance Certification.

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Swami Ekin Ji Ankur

Guru Hari Ji Krishan

Vijay Ji Dutt

Carolin Dutt

Christine Bisht

Reviews (5)

Maria Chiara Cuneo

from Italy, May 2019

"Find yourself at Pratham Yoga ॐ"

The school is located 30 minutes away from the crowded Rishikesh and it is very important as you can focus more on the practice without distractions. The school is very nice with big shared rooms and spaces to study and make practice. Teachers and all the staff were amazing; they help us solving every kind of problem and doubt we had and, above all, they teach very well! I learned a lot of things during the month I spent in Pratham Yoga; I feel myself enriched, I know more about the world and especially about myself but as we say many times during the course, the new journey is starting right now! Thank you India, Namastè

Tonuccio Manca

from United Kingdom, April 2019

"Great School "

The school s a quite area just off the River Ganga, Teachers knowledgeable and well prepared.

Sabine Meusburger

from Austria, May 2019

Sometimes you have to take a break from your life, to find back to yourself. This break I took at PrathamYoga. My goals were more personal - finding back to my old balance, getting my inner+outer strength back, getting even stronger. Now I have to say, I achieved my goals and I'm so happy and thankful for this wonderful life experience. Within this month, I deepened my Yoga practice + knowledge more than I've ever expected. There are so many things to point out, so please check my full review on The small size of the group allows the teachers to respond to each student in a very individual way. Each of us made their own experience/development - and each of this unique path had place to grow and was accepted and appreciated. The Yogashala is situated in a quiet place next to the Ganga. It was amazing to see and feel the Ganga at the morning walk, when the sun raises and the spirits awakens. It felt like home from the very first moment. Vijay and his amazing family make this place to a wonderful, magic spot full of love, life + positive energy. The Yoga classes with Vijay were structured in a very good way to deepen the practice of Asanas, Pranayama and Mantra Chanting step by step. Also all other classes helped me to get the holistic meaning of Yoga and were very interesting and full of knowledge. The Meditations were very powerful, intense and deep. The weekend-trips were amazing experiences, full of life and gave me a lot of energy. The food-delicious.

Tiphaine Gouilliard

from France, May 2019

L’energie de notre petit groupe m’a permis d’aller profondément dans la compréhension et la pratique du yoga mais aussi des méditations, guidées par des profs de qualités, investis et disponibles. Dans un lieu loin du bruit de la ville. Une expérience qui vous redonne de l’énergie pour le reste de votre vie.

Violaine Blouard

from United States, March 2019

"A magic month"

I had a magic and challenged month with Pratham Yoga. It was really more than a TTC, a life experience. The place near the Ganga is peaceful (really nice), food is delicious and sattvic, teachers are supportive, wise and sharing, Yoga is challenged.

I learnt so much with these amazing teachers, I really enjoyed every aspects of the TTC.

More, I feel I met a family and found a new home. I met amazing human beings taking care on every seconds. Studying and practicing with a small group was a big chance.

I feel honored to have been a student in Pratham Yoga: the best place and circumstances to pass TTC.

Testimonials (5)

Mathilde Peric France

Pratham Yoga website

Such great experience it was to learn from Vijay Ji during my Yoga Teacher Training in South France. Definitely would love to go and pursue my practice with him in Rishikesh at Pratham Yoga Center and recommend to anyone. Vijay Ji is truly passionate about what he is conveying, Yoga as a whole way of life. His charisma, attention and pedagogy really help you to deepen and thrive in your practice. Always happy and good, learning with him is for all those who want to improve in a safe and wholesome way their yoga practice and life. Feeling blessed our paths crossed, and till i can come to Rishikesh, all the best.

Dolores France

Pratham Yoga website

Definitely, 5 stars are not enough! I followed Vijay Ji' s class during 4 weeks of my YTTC and it was more than awesome, amazing and great. All these words are not enough to describe how his teaching is incredible. I learned so much. He changed my own practice. Also, all techniques of adjustment are born from his personal practice...and I could feel how much it was logic, personal and thoughtful.

I really hope to have more classes together in the future. Namaste.

Martina Sera Czechia

Pratham Yoga website

Pratham Yoga is a great place to study yoga. All the teachers are very educated and experienced. The structure of every day was planned really well. The teaching style of both Asana teachers was great and different from each other, which was very beneficial. Meditation classes were surprisingly powerful. I have to admit I didn’t expect that. The accommodation was also amazing. I enjoyed having a little room and bathroom for myself. Food was excellent, and all the staff was very kind and helpful. I definitely felt like a part of a big family. That feeling was very strong mainly when I got sick. Vijay and his family took amazing care of me. I’m very thankful for that. The whole month went too fast. I gained a lot of knowledge and experience. I think I’m ready to start teaching yoga. I also learned a lot about myself, which is very helpful for future life. I was very happy to study in Pratham Yoga, and I’m already planning to come back for 300Hr YTTC next year. Thank you so much everybody! Namaste.

Lara Sosanwo Belgium

Pratham Yoga website

I was lucky enough to be one of the first students of the Pratham Yoga 200hrs TTC. And 5 stars are not enough to express the way I feel about this training! Master Vijay Ji is not only an amazing yoga asana teacher, he is also the passionate and carring founder of the school. Why you'll love it at Pratham yoga: small groups of 8-10 students, which means a lot of personal attention, adjustment, alignment and even teaching yourself from the start (in other trainings this often starts only in week 4), skillfull, knowledgeable and authentic teachers, extra workshops (eg. Ayruveda, student/teacher relationships, dynamic meditation. I assume this can change from course to course) to let you explore more than what is in general included in a standard TTC. At the time I did my training accommodation and meals where provided by Pyramid café. And the food was great! They cared so much about making sure we had all the fuel to get us through our intense days. Nice outings with the group on the days off (sunrise kunjapuri temple visit, meditation cave, rafting, ...) I had the best time at Pratham Yoga and feel prepared starting to teach yoga myself now. In time I hope to also do a 300hrs TTC and gt to study with Master Vijay Ji again. Namaste!

Casey Stearns United States

Pratham Yoga website

I was fortunate enough to complete my 200hr Yoga Teacher Training through Pratham Yoga in Rishikesh March of 2018. An experience I will never forget! At the time of our training, a smaller sized group, we were situated in Laxman Jhula area of Rishikesh but located back above the hustle and bustle of the main streets, a place called Pyramid Cafe. Everything we needed was situated in one very convenient location surrounded by trees, monkeys, dogs, and some of the most genuine people I have ever met in my entire life. Our daily schedule began, for me at least promptly at 5:15 AM Monday through Saturday and consisted of Mantra Chanting, Pranayama, Asana [Morning & Evening], Yoga Philosophy, Anatomy, and Meditation. Fortunately for myself and my group we were small which meant more one on one time with all our experienced teachers. More time to bounce theories off of one another, and dive deep into Patanjali's Yoga Sutras with our wonderfully enthusiastic philosophy teacher. More time to throw ourselves into letting go, through many different types of dynamic meditations, with multiple instructors throughout the course. More time for understanding proper adjustments and alignments through our asana practice, Vijay made sure to allot specific time and energy to thoroughly exhibit and explain every pose we asked of him. On our weekly holidays [Sundays] we spent time as a group exploring different areas of the city through walking, rafting, and meandering Mother Ganga and the beautiful mountains surrounding Rishikesh. We gained knowledge, insight and understandings of the traditions of yoga and were able to incorporate these practices into our own teaching experience towards the end of the course. I would absolutely recommend Pratham Yoga for anyone looking to take their personal practice to the next level. You will be engulfed by nothing but love! Namaste!