Rishikesh Vinyasa Yoga School

Rishikesh, India

Rishikesh Vinyasa Yoga School is devoted to spreading the knowledge of yoga, Ayurveda, and acupressure. They provide one of the best and affordable yoga teacher training courses in the world.

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Instruction language: English

from US$1,550

Excellent 10/10

Based on 2 reviews
from US$1,550
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28 days / 27 nights

Excellent 10/10

Based on 2 reviews

Instructors 5

Yashpal Rauotela

Yogi Yashpal was born in very holy place of Rishikesh, and is the founding director of Rishikesh Vinyasa Yoga School. He is a gold medalist and multiple medal winner in numerous state, national, and international yoga championship events. He has been teaching for five years and is a master of Primary series of ashtanga-style vinyasa flow yoga. He has an excellent knowledge of vinyasa flow style yoga. He is a registered yoga teacher (RYT) from Yoga Alliance USA. Yogi has a Masters Degree in Yoga Science from Uttarakhanda Sanskrit University in Haridwar.

Sarvottam Kumar

Sarvottam is a Yogi & Meditation Master at Rishikesh Vinyasa Yoga School. He is the senior director of marketing and a spiritual meditation instructor at the school and is also a founding member of Meditation School Rishikesh - Shree Mahesh Heritage. His spiritual pathway onto wellness career started in 2006 after getting involved with the Art of Living Foundation. After continuously experiencing and sharing his Yogic knowledge of the wellness world, he finally he started his teaching in 2014 and continues to share his knowledge with disciples worldwide.

Mahesh Bhatt

As a Yoga Philosophy, Therapy & Indian Vedic History Teacher, Mahesh is a Master in Yoga, specializing in Yogic Science Philosophy. By profession a Yoga instructor, he is currently pursuing a PhD in Ayurveda Yoga from Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya, Haridwar. As a specialist in Marma Therapy, Acupuncture, and Ayurveda body evaluation, he has been teaching Yogic Philosophy and treating local patients. He has been awarded a Gold Medal during his Yogic career and has Master of Science and PhD degrees in Yoga.

Yogi Rajesh

Yogi Rajesh has been living with holy and saintly people since his childhood. He was brought up in a place where spirituality is the home atmosphere. He is an expert in Hatha, Kundalini, and Mudra yoga, and Mantra chanting. Yogi is currently pursuing a Master of Science Yoga Degree from Uttarakhand Sanskrit University in Haridwar.

Ajay Dasmana

Ajay has been contributing his sincere service of teaching Yogic Anatomy of the Body at Rishikesh Vinyasa Yoga School since May of 2015. He has a Masters Degree in Human Biology, Yogic Treatment, and Physiology. In addition to teaching at our yoga school, he has been rendering his services as a volunteer to the Indian National Kids Academy as an anatomy instructor. His core philosophy involves teaching and helping students to develop their inner body strength control & maintain their physical postures.

Reviews 2

  • Aisling Reid Ireland

    October 2017, BookYogaRetreats

    I had such an incredible experience at this school. The expertise and knowledge that the teachers instill in their students has left me feeling fully equipped and confident to teach yoga. The small class sizes means you get the individual attention you need to advance your own practice whilst learning how to take this knowledge home and apply it to your own teaching practice. The classes are hard but amazing, the perfect balance for pushing yourself whilst learning at the same time!

    No negatives! Nothing but good vibes for this school!

  • Mickaelis Karagianis Belgium

    July 2017, BookYogaRetreats


    everything was perfect

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    • Kristin Hinsberg

      Rishikesh Vinyasa Yoga School's website

      Coming here was one of best decisions of my life – no doubt in that!

      When I decided to come Rishikesh and take 200 hours Astanga Vinyasa and Vinyasa Flow Teacher Course, my friends in Estonia were happy but a bit worried too. “Will you get really what you dream about?”, they asked. And hoped that I will.

      Now I can say that I got 1000% more I hoped!

      From first moment this course was challenging -either mentally and physically. I learned how to push myself out from comfort zone and give myself more stretch…more stretch….some moooooooooooore stretch, more strength, more flexibility – with loooooooots of sweating..and enjoying it! ☺ It taught me to get to know borders of my body and also the fact that there are no borders. But you cannot learn these things without friendly and very professional support from best teachers. That’s what our teachers were ☺. Whatever we did in Vinyasa Flow and Ashtanga Yoga class and tested how far can we go, I felt all the time: nothing bad can happen with our spines, wrists or knees because we are in really good hands. It was good feeling and I would really devote to giving that feel to my yoga pupils in the future.

      The course really turned me to a yoga trainer. Inexperienced and “green” yoga trainer but definitely trainer. It didn’t only teach how to do asanas yourself but also how to help others with asanas – how to correct others, different variations of asanas – for those who can’t do harder variant. It taught how to help and be with every person who may come to my own training class in the future. Thank you, Rajesh! And thank you,Yashpal!!! And thank you for not being only super-good teachers but also persons with warmest and caring soul!

      The course was really like good yoga-shower within only a month: we were really taken “to roots of yoga” as much as possible with that short time. Thank you, Satpal, for trying to make us understand such huge and deep topic as yoga philosophy within only a month! You really gave us clear stair-steps to put our legs on – when we start climbing ourselves.

      Meditation class was always one of biggest day-makers. As soon as Vicky entered to the class, the room was full of smiley sunshine. He made us chant mantras, he made us sing, he made us clapping our hands and laugh but at the same time he very professionally gave more understanding about different forms of meditation and meaning of meditation itself. Thank you,Vicky !

      For me our anatomy teacher Ajay is a real “miracle-man”. There are over 600 muscles in a human body, there are bones in our bodies, nerves and ligaments and joints aaaand… . How to give 9 people orientation in all of that stuff! But what Ajay did? He just didn’t let us chance NOT to understand how our body works when making asanas: when and which and why different muscles are working and which way. How we use our bones and how they support us in different postures. He didn’t give us bunch of terms in in Latin language to study and know by heart the day after tomorrow. No! He made the topic logical and made us really understand the thing. And he also gave us so many useful tips about taking care our whole health , eating habits, drinking habits, sitting habits. It all helps us to become a better yoga trainer – I really feel it! And within all of that intensive and large topic Ajay always found warm heart and good humor for us. Thank you for that!

      Thank you, teachers, for also introducing us Rishikesh! For taking us to different places in that beautiful holy town! Thank to Rishikesh Vinyasa Yoga School for really comfortable and cozy accommodation – it has become real Home! And to our chief – my stomach will never ever forget you!

    • Shrey

      Rishikesh Vinyasa Yoga School's website

      I chose Rishikesh Vinyasa Yoga school For learning Ashtanga Vinyasa and Vinyasa Flow And i found this place is very good for learning Yoga and mediation and an amazing place to learn and ignite your inner peace through Yoga…!!!

      When I was finding school for TTC so I got Too much complain about food in others School But in this School there was no complain for the food and Accommodation its true really Food was so good and tasty ,Thank you Gabbar and Ankit. Thanks Yashpal Raj and Ajay for such a nice Experience.

      Good going guys……Keep it up…..!!!

      Highly Recommended.

    • Marina Dziivichii

      Rishikesh Vinyasa Yoga School's website

      My experience with rishikesh vinyasa yoga school is more than amazing.. Countless great memories which I cherished till now.. First of all let me tell some lines in details, there are lots of competitive yoga school in rishikesh.. However, vinyasa yoga school came up to be best as the trainer themselves are amazing with positive vibe around us.. It feels like home.. Morning teacher RAJESH knows how to deal with student with his professional knowledge and guild each student with how much one can take.. Yaspal on another hand amazingly and patiently guide you about you body alignment, follow up with Ajay giving the knowledge of anatomy of our body with his great knowledge and exciting way to explain and sneha with her philosophy teaching, and special thanks to Manish for helping me in head stand.. And gabbar and vickey for making delicious healthy food and tea…

      So guys if you want to learn yoga go to rishekish vinyasa yoga school, 100% you won’t regret the wonderful experience plus nice memories to carry back home.

    • Susana


      The School and teachers are excellent. I didn't stay in the school but I saw that the conditions are good. I strongly reccommend this school because the teachers and the techniques they teach are amazing. We also did some activities together which create bonds between students. We went to meditate at sunset, admire the sunrise, watch pooja and special celebrations in very cool places. From what I browse in Rishikesh, this school practice the best prices with the best quality! Namaste.

    • Ellen


      Rishikesh Vinyasa Yoga school was a really authentic experience. The teachers are what made this experience so profound.

    • Rajani United Kingdom


      Trip to Rishikesh was the best thing that happened in my life, and I would cherish the moments for the rest of my life. Teachers in yoga school were amazing, very competent, helpful and friendly. I was so pleased with the significant improvement of my yoga practice in a month time. It would not have been possible without great help and effort of all teachers, especially Yashpal and Rajesh. We learned a lot about Vedic philosophy. Teachers motivated us all the time to live a life with full consciousness and power of will. I would recommend Rishikesh Vinyasa Yoga school to anyone who is looking for life changing spiritual experience in life. Intense yoga, great temples, riverside, delicious food, friendly people, rafting, Ayurvedic massage, astrologer, book shops are all incredible stuff you get to experience in Rishikesh.

    • Mariam


      If you're passionate for Astanga Vinyasa and Vinyasa Flow yoga then you wont want to miss practicing with Yashpal & Rajesh. They are genuine yogis & inspiring teachers who take you through an amazing journey with your practice. This is a real yoga immersion experience that I would definitely do again & again. Entire staff is helpful and pleasant, accommodation is pretty comfy and location is so serene which serves the great purpose. This is one of the best non-commercial schools around the city.

    • Xitiz


      An amazing place to learn and ignite your inner peace through yoga. Everyone is friendly, helpful, polite and most of all very supporting. I had a wonderful experience there. Thanks Yash Sir and Ajay Sir for such "Yoga Exeperience I"ll cherish throughout Life". Good going guys. Keep it up. Highly Recommended.

    • Prabha


      One of the place where I feel like union of my body and soul. I would like to recommend Rishikesh Vinyasa Yoga School for everyone. Thanks a lot to teachers for showing me light.

    • Saajan


      A place to make yourself more and more strong physically as well as mentally. Join and experience the life beyond worries.

    • Nuno


      Best quality and price school in Rishikesh! Amazing, friendly, competent and helpful teachers.

    • Vivek


      I have been doing practice for 6 months with Yash guru and I found very high level experience. Highly recommended.

    • Kat


      Yash is knowledgeable, patient and devoted to his teachings. Wonderful teacher, mentor and friend.

    • Marine F


      I loved everything, the food, the place, the atmosphere but most of all the teachers and their teaching. I learned a lot from anatomy to philosophy, mantra, meditation, Ayurveda, discipline and of course yoga. But I also felt part of their family; I will never forget this experience. If you want to do TTC Ashtanga Vinyasa don’t look any further.

    • A traveler New Zealand


      The best thing about this school is the teachers! This for me was the best choice in Rishikesh, I loved all the things we learned and the guidance we had was amazing! The food was really good, everyday something different and the chef works so hard! I would really recommend this place to everyone. Go with an open mind and try everything! It's not a luxury place, but you do have everything you need and I loved everything!

    • Alexandra Zelunko Russia


      It was one of the best months in my life! I was surrounded with care, amazing people, spiritual atmosphere and of course YOGA! To be honest, I liked everything in this school!

      First of all I was really impressed by the team of our teachers (actual founders). They are soooo kind, full of yoga spirit, calm and patient. Program was well balanced between practice and theory classes, so we could understand the base of yoga philosophy, anatomy and of course meditation and mantra chanting. We lived in good rooms, they were clean and cozy, i really liked the design in the hotel. The meals were very very tasty, chef always tried to surprise us, tried to prepare something new, unusual for us. we spent month in family atmosphere, full of friendship, sun and joy. I think I've been to one of the best places all over the world, thanks to Rishikish Vinyasa school. I hope to come back) So, if I had to choose again, I wouldn't have a doubt!

    • Ajay D


      200-hour residential Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga teacher training course registered with Yoga Alliance, USA at yoga school Rishikesh vinyasa yoga school. My concept of "yoga" was transformed from the Western physical activity to the spiritual Indian experience. It's a perfect introduction to the complex discipline that is Yoga--and it is explained in a friendly way. I would totally recommend this course to anybody who is interested in learning about the self and Indian culture.

    • Pame Malvoa


      My experience was absolutely amazing!!!! the yoga classes was so power full the teacher are so dedicated. They help me a lot, I improved in my asanas. The teoric classes are very good, I learnt a lot about anatomy, alignment, meditation and philosophy. They prefere a small group so you can learn more. The accommodation is very comfortable and the food is amazing. I really recommend this school, is awesome. All the best for you guys, are the best!!!!

    • Pavla Brcakova Australia


      An awesome life-changing experience. Great teachers, great accommodation, great food... couldn't have asked for more. Highly recommended.

    • Manish Thapliyal


      Thank you yashpal sir for introducing me about yoga. Thank you sir...

    • Patricia Switzerland


      Are you looking for an "Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga teacher training"?? Then Rishikesh Vinyasa Yoga School is for you!

      I ended up in this school after the school I already booked cancelled the course, and it was a fantastic surprise! Only one month before the beginning, I found myself with everything booked (planes, hotels, trains and more for a trip afterwards), a special permission at work... But no training! In the middle of Christmas I had to find a place to go in the very specific dates and with a programme that suited me!!! Now that everything is done I can say that I couldn't have been luckier!!!!

      Rishikesh vinyasa yoga school offers YTT focused on ashtanga vinyasa yoga style. I personally found the programme great and well balanced between all the theory classes and the yoga practice. One of the best things for a good learning experience was the fact that the group is very very reduced, this allowed us to have the best attention in every class. The teachers and actual founders of the school were simply amazing! Very kind, calm, experienced and full of patience. They made us feel at home since the very first minute, actually, on Sundays they took us out to different places so we could enjoy like a family day all together!! Thanks to all the teachers, specially to Yash, I'll never forget your classes!

      It is located in upper Tapovan, on the opposite side of Laxshman Jhula, this gave us the opportunity of living in a peaceful area within 10-15' walk from all the hustle and bustle of town. The place is basically a big house with 2-3 rooms for the Ayurvedic clinic, 7 bedrooms, the yoga hall, kitchen and eating area, garden and a roof top terrace (which I used a lot!). The rooms with ensuite bathroom are very spacious and clean. Vegetarian meals are also served in the school and they are absolutely DELICIOUS!! (we used to compliment the chef after every single one). Another very helpful thing was the opportunity of using the washing machine.

      So, if I had to choose again, I wouldn't have a doubt!

    • Christ United Kingdom


      It was a dream come true. Quality of Teaching and facilities were beyond expectation. As per Indian standard It is beyond thought. Thank You so much. 100 percent recommended to Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga lovers.

      Finally I am certified yoga and meditation teacher because of Vinyasa yoga teacher training school.

    • Jane Canada


      Very Good, Do try!

      We stopped in rishikesh for a few nights and stayed a month!

      loved the casual feel of this important spiritual town in north india.. besides visiting the sadhus, the ashrams and doing yoga in the mornings we took time to trek to the Vashishtha Cave where a great sage sat and meditated many hundreds of years ago. Yoga classes were highly recommended and were worth it. worth staying a while and absorbing the vibes of this amazing place.

    • Rua


      I will start by saying that I have not trained at this school, rather at another - still in Rishikesh, and under Yashpal Routela. Thus I can vouch for Routelaji as one of the most brilliant, well prepared and well rounded instructors. Compassionate, patient, helpful, dedicated and generous in sharing his vast knowledge - the month with him certainly helped bring my practice - and of my colleagues - to a whole new level. He has vision and he has smarts, he won't throw at you common places, albeit utterly respectful of tradition he will encourage you to make of yoga whatever you will, to suit your own. His classes are physically challenging, but also fun-filled - we had some of the best laughs together; he also never forgets safety in alignment. I can't think of anyone I would have wanted more as my asana teacher. Thank you, guruji.

    • Surendra Pant

      Rishikesh Vinyasa Yoga School's website

      I did my 200 Hour Vinayasa-Ashtanga yoga teacher training course at RVYS Oct-2015. It was a great gift to improve my teaching skills and developing myself into a Yoga Instructor. Finally i got certification and now i have got a job too. Hurryyy! I would surely recommend it to people who wish to join small group and get personalized attention. Food was awesome , provided accommodation was impressive more than basic. Also i was given chance to experience local sight seeing and a visit to near by hill station.

    • Mamta United Kingdom


      “Best ashtanga yoga teachers training”

      Rishikesh is known as the beat place for yoga training. However among the hundreds of yoga teacher's training Rishikesh Viniyasayoga School is the best. The training coach Yashpal is the one of the best yoga coaches I have come across. His technique and detail explanation on each asana is unique and ver helpful in learning about the asana. I highly recommend him as ashtanga and vinyasa teacher.

    • Wahyu T

      Tripadvisor website

      Rishikesh is best place for yoga, the yoga teacher Yashpal he is amazing person, he teach the students with passion n share his best knowledge about yoga. So i would like to recommend all my friends to learn yoga from him. Thank you Yashpal!

    • Johnn L United Kingdom

      Tripadvisor website

      Before joining an intensive 200 Hour yoga alliance certification program i inquired with many school about course curriculum and somehow most of school have similar teaching pattern. Long search but finally selected one. Why to do yoga teacher training at Rishikesh Vinyasa School is summarized here. With my experiences of learning and become a certified yoga teacher I would like to share with you. The nutshell if you are serious about yoga teacher training course and becoming a yoga teacher then you should look at points below rather than comparing the fees:Quality of teachersCourse curriculum / course contentsTeacher student ratioInternational validity of the certificateFeedback from the ex-studentsPost course supportCourse compliance with International standardsThere are many yoga ashrams / schools providing yoga teacher training courses for cheap prices especially in Rishikesh, India but most of them are not well managed, teachers are not well qualified, mostly just trying to get students by offering cheap prices. Always make sure to check the feedback from ex-students before enrolling.Best of luck!! My experience with Rishikesh Vinyasa Yoga School was one of the great learning experience and finally i am teacher. Thank you team at Rishikesh Vinyasa Yoga School.

    • Lozano Philippines

      Tripadvisor website

      My interest to learn yoga and spend time in India fulfilled. I came in search of spirituality and becoming a part of wellness Industry.I searched for many yoga school and finally stopped with my choice of Vinyasa Yoga. I finished my 200 Hr yoga teacher training at vinyasa yoga school rishikesh last September and would love to share the info to travelers who wish to pursue their career in Yoga.Lead trainer Yashpal is not just a gem with his yogic workout also his nature is service oriented. He is right fit teacher for westerners who are looking for learning breathe binding yoga teacher. I have been taught 65 asana's techniques in 28 Days of time and the core concept was aligning the body and shaping the postures.It is located in Tapovan area near mountain zone on the way to waterfall and also known as kunjapuri trekking road. Food served at school was delicious satvic Hindu veg meal.Teachers are skilled and communication is at par for westerners.My month passed gaining skills of teaching and i was taught advance vinyasa asana in 200 Hrs.Over all i am glad that chosen vinyasa yoga teacher training in rishikesh india. I would surely recommend this school to the world travellers.I have been visiting rishikesh on and off but last month experience with Yoga Alliance required certification program shaped my professional career to start a dream studio.Thank you to team Vinyasa. Loved it. All the best!

    • Chetant India

      Tripadvisor website

      Visit to laxman jhula was unique experience, many yoga schools out there . but i found rishikesh vinyasa yoga school. vinyasa yoga teacher training to be amazing . they teach yoga with such an ease that every person can get hold off easily.

    • Alexandra

      Rishikesh Vinyasa website

      Rishikesh vinyasa yoga school helped me a lot with my alignment and adjustment is asanas, and helped me realize the true aspects of yoga.

    • Deepak Chaudhary


      I spent very good time with Rishikesh vinyasa yoga school. All teachers are good and helped me lot. Yogi yash thank you very much for bring me the 2nd level of the yoga asana practice.

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