Rishikesh Nath Yogshala brings a wide range of yoga retreats, teacher training programs, certification, and other programs that benefit the health seekers.
Ajay Uniyal immersed himself in the spiritual life at a very early age and he has been the same since. The guidance of his grandfather made him learn yoga philosophy and Vedanta at the very early age of 11. After that, Ajay joined the Gurukuland practice and studied yoga for four years. From that time, he still continues to go for higher qualifications and he has also gained many awards as well as several years of teaching experience in yoga.
His Holiness Swāmī Nityānanda Giri was born in 1961 in a remote village in Odisha State, India. He has completed his post-graduation studies, MSc in zoology in 1983, and obtained a Ph.D. on the subject in the branch of cytogenetics (genotoxicity) in 1990. He is a revered monk and a master in the tradition of Kriya yoga. He used to teach and initiate seekers to the Kriya yoga meditation techniques in India, and from September 2005 onward, he does so abroad as well to disseminate the knowledge received from the masters of the lineage as a mission. He is presently living in Rishikesh.
Muktananda Ji is an Indian monk and meditation guru with 15 years of teaching experience around the world. Muktananda Ji teaches meditation, pranayama, mantras chanting, and yoga philosophy.
Yogi Rajesh was born in a family with deep knowledge of Sanscrit and ancient texts, so the study of Vedic and other ancient texts were part of his yogic education since childhood. Rajesh is absolutely the best shatkarma yoga teacher in Rishikesh, India.
Yogesh Jakhmola has learned yoga and an expert in the fields of physical therapy, posture imbalance, and sedentary life disorders. Yogesh teaches yoga in combination with therapy and human physiology.
Dr. Rohit has a Ph.D. and has been teaching philosophy of Patanjali Yoga Sutras in the past 10 years, in Rishikesh. He was born and brought up in Rishikesh and has learned many kinds of traditional meditation.
Yogi Rohit is an Ashtanga yoga teacher and has been teaching Ashtanga yoga with Rishikesh Nath Yogshala for the past 3 years. He is very simple with a high state of intelligence.
Yogi Sachin ji is a certified and registered yoga teacher at Rishikesh Nath Yogshala. He has been teaching Hatha with Rishikesh Nath Yogshala for past 3 years.
Yogi Vivek is a teacher of asana alignment (mainly, though he teaches Ashtanga and Hatha as well) with 6 years of practice and teaching experience.
from France, November 2018
"Home Ambiance and Discipline with Love "
Firstly, I absolutely loved the warm welcome of each and every staff member of Rishikesh Nath Yogshala who treated us like their own family. Geetanj and Palesh to name a few were always there for all our needs during our stay of 28 days. The next most important factor of the school was the unbelievably knowledgeable and kind teachers in every single subject. My personal favorite classes were Philosophy with Sadhu Sri, who I wasn’t able to blink for even a second, not to miss a thing he teaches! Followed by anatomy with Harry, Ashtanga was a joyful experience with Peeyush and Hatha with Rajesh!! Actually each and every subject and teacher deserves a 10 out of 10! I learned so much and so grateful for this wonderful experience full of knowledge, discipline and self discovery into this vast world of Yoga.
from El Salvador, October 2018
My favorite teacher was for sure: Peejush. He was the ashtanga and alignment teacher for the September batch. He's very enthusiastic and passionate about teaching and he pushes and inspires everyone around him. All the other teaches were very friendly and fun as well. The philosophy teacher was hard to follow because of his Indian accent and I didn't feel too comfortable to ask questions. But overall, I learned a lot and would recommend this school to everyone. The facilities are basic but the enthusiasm of all the people involved is worth every penny. They are very much involved with the well being of all the students. They will make sure that all the students will feel comfortable. And the classes aren't big, which is a big plus!
from United Kingdom, October 2018
"Beautiful experience, beautiful people"
So many beautiful souls in one place. From the teachers to the organizers and even the wait staff, everyone took care of us with so much love. If ever there was anything that we felt we needed, weather it be to do with what we were learning in classes, food, health related issues, or suggestions for things unrelated to the school, all that was required was a conversation and they were happy to help an anyway they could. Everyone was extremely knowledgeable about the topic being studied (and also about India if you are planning travels afterwards) and very approachable. The rooms were lovely, air conditioned, and Nath Yogshala provided everything you may need (bedding, cleaning supplies, laundry supplies, and soap). The food was always delicious, organic, and healthy. Dietary restrictions were taken care of. The yoga hall was an amazing space, always available to us and with beautiful views of the Himalayan foot hills. Overall I am SO SO pleased with my choice to do my 200h YTT here and I hope that the 300h is available soon! So many stories and memeories shared between us all. I leave a little piece of my heart at Rishikesh Nath Yogshala.
from United Arab Emirates, October 2018
"An amazing month with new family "
I absolutely enjoyed my one month in Rishikesh Nath Yogshala. There wasn’t a single dull day there. The school is great, the staffs, the teachers are amazing, and I’ve made so many new friends from all the around the world. It was really eye opening learning more in-depth about yoga from the traditional point of view, and to be able to do the pranayama cleansing and practice asanas every single day while also learning about anatomy and philosophy, and meditating too. It may sound intense but it was a really nice routine that you would get use to after a few days. Also, I would like to mention that Gitansh (our big brother!) goes out of his way to meet all of our needs while we were there so our stay and experience was really pleasant. The weekend excursions were great too! We were also lucky to have had three birthday celebrations in our short one month (yay!!). I seriously recommend Rishikesh Nath Yogshala to anyone who’s reading this and I assure you, you will not regret your decision. Thank you Gitansh, thank you Rishikesh Nath Yogshala and all the staffs, teachers, and fellow batch mates for the wonderful months. I love my newly found Indian family!
from United States, September 2018
The environment, the people, the energy... is simply beautiful. Everything from the Location, the food, the teachers, the staff were wonderful. It allowed us to create a small family, a home away from home for a whole month to learn and to explore. Rishikesh is such a beautiful place! If you are looking for an adventure, a home away from home, beautiful people and wonderful experience, then this is definitely for you. We would love to go back sometime soon! It was sad to have to leave. Thank you to Gitansh and all of the wonderful staff, the incredible teachers... and all of Rishikesh, we love you and keep doing amazing things. With love, Jess & Matt
from India, September 2018
Everything it's been just perfect. Teachers are very prepared and their way to share their knowledges is amazing. Wonderful experience that I will never forget because of the atmosphere and because of people who made me feel at home. Thank you NathYogshala.
from Czechia, August 2018
"It was very nice experience and i met the best people. "
I like almost everything. The teachers were very professional and they taught me a lot about yoga, anatomy and philosophy. The staff was very kind and they provided us everything we wanted. The food was for me very tasty and delicious. I was very satisfied.
from Uganda, August 2018
"Awesome experience "
I liked how the service was hands on, the Yoga teachers were very careful to make sure non of the students was injured and the philosophy teacher made it as easy as possible for us to understand the philosophy of yoga. Rooms were always clean, meals were on time. I love how they made every weekend count for us by taking us on trips around Rishikesh and recommendations for weekend activities whenever we needed to go on our own.
from South Korea, June 2018
"A life changing experience"
It truly was a life changing experience for me. I can't forget the moment when we all received the instructor certificates. It was very touching and overwhelming. If you are looking for a place to transform your life, Rishikesh Nath Yogshala is the place. From the day one to the last day of training I never regreted I chose this school. They have the best yoga teachers and amazing Philosophy and Meditation teachers. The food is amazing and the room is decent. One thing that I highly compliment is that the staffs are incredibly kind and helpful. I messed up with my flight back to San Fran, thankfully staffs were there to help me and take care of me. Without their help I would have gone back home and start working on time.... I am forever grateful. I will definitely go back to the school for 300hours yoga instructor program.
As one of my yoga classmates said, "Come without expectations and enjoy every moments!" :)
from India, June 2018
"It’s value for money ❗️❗️❗️"
It was really great experience !!!
The location is great 5min walk to river Gangas, 4min to main street there is a lots of shops and cafes.
The food was delicious North Indian cuisine with special touche))
The teachers so helpful un friendly.
The accommodation nice and cosy kind a for yogis-backpackers-hippy style. I love it!
If you are not super stylish posh but simple yogi who looking for new experience and friends-this place is for YOU!!!
from Czechia, June 2018
"YTTC - May 2018"
I loved all!!!! The school, staff, classes, teachers, location, accommodation, FOOD! I mean there is nothing I would like to change. Since arrival they care of you as you are their brother or sister. Our amazing coordinator did sometimes even more than we were expecting. I feel very greatful to every one and specially teachers, their passion and knowladge is so great and wonderful. There was no class I did not like at all. Every single subject or class I had enjoy 100%. Also schoo provides you beautiful and tasty food. During days off I really did not get bored, because we could join unforgettable excursions together (waterfall, rafting, temples and so on). School is located in hill, so you have breathtaking view of whole Rishikesh in morning till evening from the roof and studio! Who is in this school feels as a member of great, kind and friendly yoga family. I am happy I had chosen this school and I wolud do it again. If you read it right now, I just want to let you know you should go for it! Amazing choice, you have got my word. :-) Thank you, love and light! Namaste Nath yogshala <3
from United States, May 2018
"Incredible yoga experience!"
The teachers are incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about all aspects of yoga - though we got plenty of the physical asanas of yoga (and I loved the way they taught and modified for our various levels), we also learned about the history, philosophy, and meditative practices involved to deepen our practice. It's in a great location - close to a lot of cafes, shopping, fresh fruit, and of course, the Ganga River. There are opportunities for outings every weekend to experience the culture and the adventures in Rishikesh. The manager of the program is the absolute best - he took care of us like family! If we needed anything, he was quick to help. Food (and lemon water!!) is delicious. I created a new yogi family with the group and staff, for which I'm very grateful!
from United Kingdom, May 2018
"Rishikesh is the perfect place to learn yoga "
So much. My first time in India, the people are so friendly and will do anything to help you feel comfortable. I was picked up by the shool from Dehradun a few days before the start on time. Then was given a room to nap in before mine was ready. The course was intense but all the instructors have such a passion for their job they inspire you to push yourself and really learn in depth the meaning of yoga. The food the school provide is great too, porridge usually breakfast the Dahl and curries at lunch and dinner. You have a coordinator who looks after you so well and will sort any problem you have! Rishikesh as a place is amazing, a lot of yoga students in the same place = a great atmosphere. It's a simple life but if you love yoga you will love this course.
from Australia, May 2018
"Life changing experience!"
This experience was something else. Yoga instructors are all very knowledgeable and I could tell that they are passionate about Yoga and sharing their knowledge with others. They all are not only nice, friendly and smiley but also, run the classes with disciplines to maximise the learning experience and minimise the injuries. That was the perfect combination of fun and serious learning. You will learn a lot, like A LOT.
Food-wise, amazeballs!! All very fresh and cooked in a hygienic kitchen. It was the first time for me to be a vegetarian in my entire life but, surprisingly I did not miss meats what so ever since food was amazingly good. I couldn't get enough my Chapati. haha
The staffs who work at accommodation are very kind and always smiley towards everyone to make sure our stay is as comfortable as possible.
The coordinator here is great too! He is always making sure we are doing alright with classes, adapting the new environment and having a great time in Rishikesh in general. He is a fun, accommodating, responsible and great coordinator overall.
Location is.....breathtaking. The accommodation is just by the Ganga and Rishikesh has the very special atmosphere. I cannot describe with words. It's positive but calm, spiritual but vibrant. You should go there to feel it by yourself. It is truly special- I've never felt that before.
I cannot thank enough and it's hard to express how grateful I am to experience all the things that I've experienced in Rishikesh. My classmates from all over the world are now my lifelong friends and I am thankful for Yoga to unite all of us in the Yoga capital of the world, Rishikesh.
from United States, May 2018
"Phenomenal Yoga Experience in Rishikesh"
This program was undeniably the best experience I could have asked for in a yoga retreat that also provided a teacher training course. It was spiritual, educational, and so much more than merely becoming a certified yoga teacher. I learned how to channel my inner energies to develop peace within myself. I made lifelong friends who journeyed here from around the world, much like myself. In coming here, I learned more about India's beautiful culture and also about who I am. All of the teachers taught life lessons beyond just the structured content in which we had to learn. The food was delicious every day, and the coordinator was more than accommodating to all of our needs. This journey was so magical for me that I extended my stay one more month to further my learning here and to reap all the benefits of Rishikesh before returning home. My yoga practice was much improved, and I am thankful for the chance I had here to deepen my understanding of true yogic practices. I will absolutely be back to Rishikesh, the original yoga capitol of the world! Thank you to everyone who helped make this such a special place for me and for everyone involved in this program. This last month truly was an inspiration and a reprieve from my habits of the Western world.
from United Arab Emirates, May 2018
"Fantastic teachers, great planned weekend activities."
The Hata, Ashtanga, Alignment and Anatomy teachers really opened my mind to what traditional yoga is all about. This was a refreshing perspective away from the trendy, commercial yoga that I have been exposed to previously in western studios. The school also made a great effort giving us a true indian experience. Location of the school is great. I had an amazing experience and everything exceeding all my expectations.
from Nicaragua, May 2018
"Loved are experience "
Loved the teachers they were amazing and it felt like they really wanted to teach
from Taiwan, May 2018
"It was a beautiful training for me!"
I like staffe over there.thank you very much!
Teachers is nice and funny😄hostel was good .greatful for everything🙌
from Mexico, March 2018
"Experience on YTT"
Location and accomodation is nice ! Teachers were amazing.
from United States, February 2018
"We had a small group which was differed to usual."
The food was great.
from India, January 2018
"Yoga Confluence "
Philosophy classes were a great treasure
Each part like anatomy & alignment were coordinated well with hatha & ashtanga classes.
All differemt parts blended very well creating one flow.
All teachers were eagerly teaching & attempting to give the best.
from Malaysia, January 2018
"My 28 days..at Rishikesh Nath Yogashala"
An experience that i will carry with me and in me for a lifetime. All the instructors were great gurus. Their passion and understanding, words of encouragement, their sharing of knowledge was simply awesome.
Each and everyone of them treated us with so much love, it was like being in one big family.
The 10 of us bonded so well with all the Gurus and I learnt alot and it was totally an eye opener for me as to the true meaning of Yoga. The blending of Pranayama, Asanas & Meditation is what Yoga is all about.
And I learnt it all in this intense 28 days.
I will go back to my home country, Malaysia, carrying with me this wonderful knowledge and I am definitely going to share my unforgettable experience with all my yoga instructors and yogi friends.
Thank you so very much
from Australia, January 2018
"Amazing best experience"
I loved the people in my class, they made this experience for me. I was filled with love, joy passion and motivation. The classes where amazing and i loved every new day. I dont think i could of asked for anything different.
from Australia, December 2017
"An incredible yoga journey at the Rihsikesh Nath Yogshala"
My time at this school was truly one of a kind. The main guy running the course (Arvind) kindly picked me up from overnight bus when it arrived in Rishikesh and brought me safely back to the school. The staff at the school are absolutely wonderful and always go out of there way to make sure that your stay is as enjoyable and comfortable as possible (expect constant teas brought to you). The teachers at the course are all specialists in their area and give a high standard of teaching. However at the beginning of our course (in week one), our yoga teachers didn't seem to have the ability to teach people how to be teachers (perhaps explaining some of the previous negative reviews). However after discussing this with Arvind (the course leader), he took on our feedback and immediately made changes. Two days later we had two new yoga teachers who were absolutely brilliant. I can honestly say that I've walked away from this course will full confidence in my teaching abilities (so much so that I have a teaching job lined up over Christmas). You'll find that after this course, you'll have a much deeper understanding of yoga philosophy, meditation and pranayama practices.
I am able to confidently lead and instruct a class with full knowledge of how to perform the adjustments in a safe manner. The location of the school is great as it's really close to cafes and little street markets and not too far to walk to Luxman Jhula bridge. I would 100% recommend this course to anyone.
from India, November 2017
"A home away from home!"
My time with Rishikesh Nath Yogshala was amazing! In just a short duration with the school, the team became a second family to me. Everyone was so welcoming, kind and went out of their way to ensure everything was perfect for my stay. The coordinator, Arvind, went above and beyond to ensure my happiness.
The food was great, with a lot of variety between salads, vegetables, curries, dal and more. The accommodation was also exceptional, especially if you’re used to staying in hostel dorm rooms! The rooms are large, with big balconies, large bathrooms, and comfortable beds.
The teaching staff were super passionate and knowledgable. I’ve walked away with a much deeper understanding of meditation, philosophy and pranayama. My asana practice has really strengthened up with the Ashtanga and Hatha yoga classes.
I would recommend Rishikesh Nath Yogshala to anyone looking to gain their yoga teacher training certification or to take part in a yoga/meditation retreat!
from India, November 2017
"Inspirational and Transformational"
I loved the philosophy aspect of the course and also the challenge that came with the physical practice which really went back to foundations as well as more advanced asanas.
The variety of topics covered and level of detail was at a decent level to understand concepts but not to get post in the detail.
The style of asana practice with physicAL adjustments between students was super helpful.
The food was delightful thanks to the amazing staff and the cook, thanks to student coordinator and other staff member to go out of their way to make you feel at home.
Would 100% visit again.
Powerful energy, real transformation
from Denmark, November 2017
"Lying about surroundings+ very bad service from organizer"
- Very good teachers.
- One very good and effective staff member, that got us what we needed at once.
- Very good internet the first two weeks.
The only reason, why I rate this course "Okay" and not "Bad" is because of the teachers. It is good quality teaching, and I learned a lot from them.
from France, November 2017
I appreciate the regularity, the serious and the quality of the teaching. All the teachers, in their subject, gave to us the best of themself. The immersion during one month, learning philosophy, meditation open a new dimension in our yoga practice. The anatomy course complete the information given during the yoga asana course. i don't forget the pranayama, the ayurveda and the chanting course which help us to improve our breathing, our presence during the yoga practice. Thank to the teachers.
from Brazil, November 2017
"Value for money"
Quality of the instructors. Quality and willingness of the accomodarions staff to assist and help within their capabilities. Our coordinator Arvind did a very good job trying to please us and improve the training facility and at hawk students requirement.
He organizes tours and went out of his way to make the road trips enjoyable.
from Germany, October 2017
"Rishikesh nath yogshala review "
Classes and teachers were amazing, I'm so happy to have attended.
from Germany, September 2017
The teachers were amazing!!
from United States, September 2017
The experiences I made on my own after the countless disappointments experienced at the school. Two of the excursions to the dam and to the waterfall were the best things facilitated by the school.
from Malaysia, August 2017
"Good experience "
Rishikesh is a wonderful place surrounded by mountains. Love the freedom of the animals (monkeys, cows, mules, dogs) being around everywhere.
The staff from the school are friendly and fun, I enjoyed their dance and laugh.
All the teachers has put in effort to teach.
from United States, June 2017
The education that we received was excellent and I'm overjoyed to have studied here.
The staff was extremely friendly and interactive and I had a blast with them. I love those guys and miss our dance parties!!!
We had four really amazing excursions during the time of our study: rafting, a temple and a dam, a cave and a waterfall. A great way to break the monotony of the week and explore India!
The quality of the teaching was very high. The teachers were open to questions and gave great explanations. Anatomy was exceptionally good-- I understand the body better now than I did after 2 semesters of college anatomy and physiology. Philosophy was comprehensive.
Food was great. Some people thought it was monotonous but it was always delicious and pretty healthy. The kitchen staff are so sweet, too!
Overall an amazing experience. I think this is a new program and that explains their organizational issues. When everything gets ironed out it will be a truly spectacular School.
from United Kingdom, May 2017
"Yoga teacher training"
All of the teachers, so inspirational. The food was plentiful and tasty. The staff were always helpful
from Mexico, November 2018
"La experiencia más cálida, completa y auténtica en yoga."
La escuela es asombrosa. Todos los maestros son muy calificados y se nota el amor que tienen para compartir su conocimiento. Las clases de Ashtanga, Hatha y Pranayama con muy completas y te enseñan teoría y práctica aplicada todo el tiempo. El coordinador (Gitansh.) del grupo fue muy atento en todo momento y se aseguró de que nuestra estancia no tuviera inconvenientes. Las excursiones de fines de semana fueron muy divertidas y culturales. Asistimos a ceremonias y templos y nos explicaron cada cosa para que viviéramos una experiencia auténtica. La comida es vegetariana y muy rica y nutritiva, con ingredientes locales.
Definitivamente recomiendo Rishikesh Nath Yogshala si quieres llegar a un lugar y sentirte como en casa. Todos nos convertimos en una familia y los tendré en mi corazón por siempre.
from Germany, June 2018
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I really had such a great time in that school... Everything was perfect. The teachers were so nice, friendly, patient and had a lot of experience.
The staff people were super kindly.
The location of the school ist just awesome, you can enjoy the view allover Rishikesh.
We did every weekend a activity trip paid by the school. Everytime awesome and good planed!!
Thank you for that great time and have a nice future... Look forward.
from France, May 2018
"C’etait Genial merci infiniment pour tout "
Les cours, le cadre, les professeurs, les managers, les employés de l’hotel. Tout était parfait merci pour cette expérience riche en émotion, que du bonheur.
from Sri Lanka, April 2018
Most of the teacher are really passionate with their subject. The Ashtanga Teacher was amazing and he always stayed longer to answer questions and to give advice.
Nikki Hong Kong
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It was not a school it was kind of my Indian family, the time I spent in Rishikesh Nath Yogshala was the most memorable time of my life I got to learn so much, the classes were amazing. Got to learn from Indian monks, amazing Sunday outing activities, Overall 6 out of 5 star experience. Thanks a lot for letting me be a part of Rishikesh Nath Yogshala family.
Yee Yong Bhutan
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If you feel very important to keep our body healthy, we need to have good exercise physically fit n mentally sound. In order to do that, yoga is the best class to attain. So i found Rishikesh Nath Yogshala is offering you such a wonderful course with well trained and expertise in yoga. Please..... i urge every interested person to join this course and make your life some changes.
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I had a very good time with RNY. I'm incredibly grateful for my time there. A month filled with education, good memories and fun.
I would totally recommend this yoga school. :)