Rishikesh Yog Nirvana is an independent Yoga Ashram in Rishikesh, India with its own core professional team of teachers well-versed in Ashtanga & Vinyasa flow.
Yoga Retreats (4)
Yogi Rajesh Rawat
A young, dynamic, and famous Vinyasa flow teacher who has been teaching for the last six years. He has done masters in yoga. His experience and knowledge about yoga teachings overwhelm the students to a great extent. He has a great knowledge of making the different flow of asanas according to the level of a student. He can easily modify postures in case of any injury or any discomfort. His command over Vinyasa flow is truly unmatchable.
Another talented and enthusiastic teacher in our school. He is even called the master of body alignment and Ashtanga Vinyasa. According to students who have studied under him, he has a great knowledge of body alignment and postures he knows very well how to modify postures according to the level of students. He is teaching for the last 3 to 4 years, he has gained a lot of knowledge about Ashtanga, students can feel this while attending his classes. He knows everything about the correct movement of the body while performing Asanas. He is very popular among the schools in Rishikesh.
As the name suggests, he has implemented the way and path of Yoga in his own life. Being an anatomy teacher, he is full of knowledge and experience. His way of explaining his lectures is truly amazing. Because Anatomy is one of the most important factors in order to know everything about one’s bodywork, we have this (Yogi) powerhouse of knowledge with us. He almost teaches the whole day in various schools, he is also a professional gym trainer as well. He explains the working of each and every body part in detail.
A calm and composed soul living his life in a yogic way. Having a master's degree in yoga, he chose meditation and Yoga philosophy because he always wanted to be a calm and composed person. He has a good strong texture of voice, which certainly makes the environment holy when he chants the mantras. He believes as we all are running behind the materialistic world, we are getting more and more stressed and depressed and we need to change this. He teaches some beautiful meditation techniques that help people to let go of all the negativity they are carrying inside.
Yogi Naveen Mingwal
Yogi Naveen Ji has been teaching Ashtanga and Vinyasa flow for the last 4 years now. He is a very hardworking and enthusiastic asana teacher, he is always looking to improve himself and developing new modified and comfortable ways of asanas to help his students all the time. He has done his Master in yoga from Rishikesh. He also leads the body alignment classes and explains the ways of doing different postures comprehensively.
Yogi Deepraj Bhandari
Yogi Deepraj is one of the best Hatha yoga teachers in Rishikesh. He has been teaching hatha yoga since last 4 years. Born and raised up in the holy city of Rishikesh, he is carrying yoga in his lifestyle. Yogi Deepraj has been invited for so many workshops overseas because of his great level of knowledge in hatha yoga. He is a very humble and helpful teacher who is always looking to make a comfortable atmosphere in his classes. He has also done his masters in yoga.
Yogini Priyanka is the youngest teacher at the school. She is a great example of women's empowerment. Leading Ashtanga classes from the last 3 years, she surprises everyone with her young age and great skills. She is one of the most favorite teachers we have here in Rishikesh yog nirvana. As a hard-working person, she continuously growing herself in the yogic path and helping her students by motivating them throughout the entire month. She is practicing Ashtanga from a very early age and now she has got a great level of knowledge over her subject that makes it very easy for students to learn.
from Spain, April 2020
"Amazingly talented and knowledgable teachers "
It’s the people that make this place. Everyone really cares about you and nothing is ever too much trouble- staff will ensure you have an enjoyable and memorable experience. Every single teacher is extremely knowledgeable. Deepraj’s Vinyasa flow classes are creative, challenging and different every day. Sajan made us laugh and cry in meditation classes and when required, his scripts were fantastic (especially metta meditation!) OP’s infectious smile and good humour meant anatomy classes were always fun. JK is a master at philosophy and Priyanka is the best ashtanga teacher I’ve ever had the pleasure of being taught by- I particularly enjoy her verbal and physical adjustments. Special mention to Manish, who is not only a fantastic alignment teacher, but he went above and beyond his duty of care whilst we were on lockdown during the covid-19 outbreak. There wasn’t a moment where we felt unsafe or uncertain during this challenging time all thanks to him.
The food is brilliant and options change daily, the chef does a really fantastic job! The location of the school is walking distance to all amenities yet in a quieter part of town. However, be aware there is a lot of construction happening in the area. The WiFi was much better than I expected and there was always hot water and a back up power supply for when power cuts happened.
Thank you everyone at Rishikesh Yog Nirvana 🙏 I hope one day our paths will cross again ❤️
from United States of America, March 2020
"Complete yoga training in tight knit school"
I picked this school based on the budget friendly price and the positive reviews and I’m glad I did. The teachers are outstanding, each masters in what they teach, passionate about their craft and students, and are available for you pretty much 24/7. The hotel staff is friendly, quick to help, and will go out of their way to accommodate anything you need. The days are long, the classes are intense, but there is a sense of family and community and support here that balance the intensities of training. A lot of love is poured into all aspects of life here in the ashram. You will learn tons from anatomy and philosophy, be challenged in asana practice, renew yourself with meditation and find out how you’ve been doing all your poses wrong in body alignment 😁. You’ll Laugh, cry, chant, eat, and learn a lot about yoga, and yourself.
I was attending class here when India went into lockdown. A scary thought to be so far from home and unable to leave. We have been well tended to by our hosts, had everything we needed brought in, taxis arranged....just so many things above and beyond. I’m beyond fortunate to have been here with this group of people.
from Serbia, March 2020
Great experience. The yoga training in this school gave completely new perspectives and knowledge. The classes were dynamic, interesting, with lots of useful information and lots of fun at the same time. I would particularly give acknowledge for anathomy and body alignment classes, as a core of the yoga course, where special attention was given to steps how correctly to get into the posture, how to modify steps according to your limitations and what exersises to do to overcome your limitations. The food was really delicious and all the staff was supportive and helpful, trying to accomplish all wishes and needs of students. In addition, teachers and staff in hotel put special effort to create family atmosphere in the group, through different events:movie night, food celebration night, bonfire night, excursions in nature. Overall-great school for the yoga life journey, and establishment of new yogi friendships.
from Lithuania, March 2020
I really enjoyed course. Teachers was friendly and helpful. All lectures was easy understanding, teacher use simple excamples, for better understanding. Manish explained every posture clearly, I knew a lot of new thing from him. His body alignment class was very usefull. We all were in love our anatomy teacher OP, we introduces us about anatomy very well, also him classes was funny. Accomodation was nice, we had everything, what need. All stuff was helpfull. Thanks for them again, you all were friendly, like a family
from Australia, May 2019
"Incredible teaching experience"
I enjoyed very much the classes which were very high rated and more serious and organised than what I thought before arriving at the school.
The teachers and staff are truly amazing and aknowledgeable, you can ask anything to them they have the answer or they will help you to find it, they all are like a family betwen themselves and with the students. I felt terrible to leave them and Rishikesh is a nice town to chill, practice and stuff.
I highly recommend this place to anyone interrested in this art of living!
Enjoy your stay
from United States of America, March 2019
"One month of joy, love and happiness"
Well, actually everything. The yoga class was very well organized and Depraaj (Vinyasa teacher) and Aniruth (Ashtanga) used an humorous way to teach us. I learned so so much. Both are helping a lot to improve every single yoga posture. The other classes, like anatomy, meditation and philosophy were very interesting and an additional benefit next to practicing yoga. The food at the school was amazing - I loved it. Very fresh and different meals every day. Very healthy and filling. I was also lucky to share my experience with lots of other students from all over the world and we all became one big yoga family. I can highly recommend Yog nirvana yoga teacher training. You will love it!
from Switzerland, April 2019
"Super Erfahrung "
Ich kann Rishikesh yog nirvana bestens weiterempfehlen. Eine intensive Erfahrung die einem die Augen öffnet. Am meisten begeistert war ich von den Lehrern, alle hatten ein umfangreiches Fachwissen, waren super motiviert und wir hatten so viel Spaß bei den Unterrichtsstunden. In dem einen Monat sind wir zu einer kleinen Familie zusammengewachsen. Danke euch allen so sehr für diese tolle Zeit, für das Wissen und diese Zufriedenheit. Namaste
from Great Britain, March 2020
"Life changing experience"
This course was beyond of my expectations. All the teachers and staff are amazing and classes were great challenges and brought something new in my life. All classes (vinyasa, asthanga, body alignment, meditation, anatomy, philosophy) are taught by teachers with deep knowledge, willing to answer any questions we had with explanation. Concerning to food, i was delicious and every day freshly prepared, all the staff are realy hardworking and supplied us the best. All students I met there were amazing and beautiful spirits and the atmosphere of the course was very supportive, knowledgeable with a strong connexion between all of us. I am very grateful and feel so blessed I could have experienced this wonderful life changing event.
from Canada, March 2020
"Best experience ever!! "
Coming to Yog Nirvana to complete my 200hr YTTC was one of the best decisions I have ever made. It is much more than a yoga school. It is a place where the people you meet become your family instantly, it’s a place where you will grow, get stronger, and learn so much about yoga but also about all aspects of life. It’s a place where the teachers will share their knowledge and push you to push yourself, a place where the staff will go above and beyond to make sure you are comfortable. Its a place where you will smile, cry, laugh, a place where you will never feel alone. I cannot say how grateful I am for this experience! It is one I will never forget. The though of leaving breaks my heart. To everyone who was part of this, thank you! Namaste 🙏
from United States of America, March 2020
"Great experience "
As mentioned before, I found the teachers very helpful with ease of sharing the knowledge and passion for yoga.
Location near the center of Tapovan, close to the restaurants, stores, etc.
Very diverse schedule, interesting topics.
The food was very tasty and abundant.
The staff was very accommodating and helpful with whatever we needed.
I miss everyone 😢
from United States of America, March 2020
My month at Rishikesh Yog Nirvana was just lovely. All of the teachers were great and classes were interesting. It was amazing to really connect with the teachers as well, beyond our classes. I came to know some of my teachers very well, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Food was awesome and the kitchen staff were very open to requests, which made it all even better. The staff was incredibly responsive and went out of their way to fix any problems we had or just to make things even better. Rooms were clean and it was easy to arrange it to be cleaned additionally. Overall, great experience, excellent staff, wonderful course.
from India, March 2020
"Quality course "
The quality of the teaching was fantastic from the asana classes, to alignment class, to anatomy - all teachers were very knowledgable and personable.
from United States of America, January 2020
"India exceeded my expectations!"
The lead instructor Saajan will go above and beyond to make sure you are comfortable and have everything you need. The Hotel Staff is very accommodating, and kind....Priyanca, (Ashtanga Yoga instructor ) is the BEST Yoga Instructor I’ve ever had. She raised the bar everyday for you to become your highest self, and she does so with so much grace, patience, and compassion. She is a Yoga Goddess!
If you tell the instructors what you strive to achieve during training, they will help you achieve your goals. One of my goals was learning to do a proper headstand, and with the instructors help I was able to achieve this. All the instructors are very wise and knowledgeable.
Traveling to India has been the best trip I’ve ever had. However, my favorite memories are having tea prepared for me after my morning meditation 🧘🏽♀️, enjoying the vegan meals prepared by the chefs, our trip to the Himalayan Mountains, The Cave, and trips for shopping, but most importantly becoming a Yogani!
I got my certification to teach, and I’m so happy I will be able to use what I learned in my everyday life.
from New Zealand, January 2020
From the moment I arrived I was treated like a family member. The knowledge and attitudes of the instructors could not have made me feel better about my choice to join them for the 200hr ytt. They always made sure you understood fully before moving on, came early to address questions & concerns and stayed late often to answer questions I had that were outside the course syllabus. I highly recommend Rishikesh Yog Nirvana for anyone wanting to deepen their yoga practice. It will be hard to find another place as hospitable and knowledgable.
from Great Britain, October 2019
"Amazing, magical experience:)"
I spent 15 days in India at Rishikesh Nog Nirvana and I loved everything about my time there. The teachers and everyone working at the hotel couldn’t do enough for me and the group and they always made sure we were safe and happy. They went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed. The teachers are all very experienced and knowledgeable which meant I learnt so much about yoga and also myself. I felt like we became a family and I’m so grateful that I was able to meet everyone there and practice yoga with them. Also, the food was the best! Unbelievably tasty!! I was always looking forward to what we were going to have next. I highly recommend coming here. I had a magical time :)
from France, October 2019
"Such an amazing experience "
I just completed my 200 YTT in Rishikesh Yog Nirvana school and it has been an amazing month.
Very good and nice teachers! Staff members always ready to help.
from France, September 2019
"Intense training 💪🏾"
- activities organised during off-day
- teachers' pedagogy and knowledge
- Rohit the manager of the school was at the care with each student. And always responded positively to each of our needs.
- the energy of the group
from Venezuela, August 2019
This is one amazing team of absolutely committed yoguis whose teachers combine three essential skills: they are extremely well prepared, have excellent teaching skills and are all absolutely passionate about yoga, all of which results in an amazing learning experience. Just when we thought lessons were at their summit, each day classes and practices would just surpass their previous high level. Logistic team constantly organised additional activities on Sundays and Thursday, which were both exciting and well organised, so despite the tight learning schedules we had every day, there was enough time for fun, rest and social activities. The food was delicious, fresh, well balanced, and varied (may it be clear: i didn't like spicy food before this course and was worried about this point, but Nerendar's meals were so good, I actually put on weight in the 2 weeks I was there! -and now love Indian spicy food!-). Last but not last: this crew were not only kind and amicable, but were always looking out for us and and did their best to quickly respond to all our needs or requests. They were really respectful and warm with us all from the first day and constantly would check how we were doing, all of which made us feel comfortable and in a very homey environment. Thanks!
from Poland, November 2018
"Life changing experience "
Every single person in Rishikesh Nirvana Yog deserve gold medal. And I mean everyone! Words can’t describe the expienriance and gratitude I feel after completing whole month with that team. They exceed all my expectations regarding quality of that course. All teachers and staff they fit like a glove to this place making it unforgettable expieriance. They don’t just teach you yoga, they inspire you from day one to give your best and challenge yourself on day to day basis. Highly recommend!!!
from Netherlands, August 2019
"Learned a lot "
Super veel geleerd, lieve leuke mensen leren kennen.