Rishikesh Yoga Teacher Training Center

Rishikesh Yoga Teacher Training Center is a Rishikesh, India based yoga training center, offering traditional and professional yoga teachers course.

  • Rishikesh, India
from US$1,050
Price for:

29 days / 28 nights

Limited availability
1 person currently interested

Speaks English

from US$800
from US$800
Price for:

15 days / 14 nights

from US$400
Price for:

8 days / 7 nights

Sanjeev Semwal

Yoga Alliance USA (Ashtanga Yoga)

Yogi Sanjeev is the founder and director of Rishikesh Yoga Teacher Training Center (formerly known as Shiv Shakti Yoga School) and is a master of teaching yoga teachers courses, retreats, and allied techniques. A holistic snf dedicated soul Yogi Sanjeev is born in Brahmin family. He has grown up under the guidance of Swami L.R Bhatt. Yogi Sanjeev has spent his many years in the field of yoga and Ayurveda.

Sumit Thalwal

A dedicated soul Yogi Sumit is Considered to be the best teacher of Hatha Vinyasa Flow, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Vinyasa flow yoga. Yogi Sumit is a professional yoga teacher, considering his practice as worship, he is committed to teach and inculcate a discipline in his students practicing yoga. Yogi Sumit started doing yoga and learning sat-sang when he was 13 years old, undertaking knowledge by Swami Shiva Nanda ji maharaj, great yogis and mahatmas in Rishikesh. He has won many championship of yoga in national and international level with great medals and trophies.

Yogini Shobha

Yogini Shobha is a resident yoga instructor at Shiv Shakti Yoga School who was born in Brahmin family; Yogini started doing yoga when she was 10 years old. She loves to focus on the traditional approach of yoga and aims to make this practice available to everyone and she mixes different styles and structures classes as per the specific requirement of the students.

Yogini Becca

Becca is a certified yoga teacher based in the United States of America and is a resident yoga teacher. She is a highly respected and credible senior teacher. She began her teaching career over a decade ago as a popular instructor in major American cities before expanding her scope internationally and teaching throughout Asia and the Middle East. Well-respected for her teaching and healing, she has a warm and endearing teaching style, ever-supportive and intuitive towards the needs of her students.

Yogi Prabir

Yogi Prabir is the head yoga guru of teaching Y.T.T courses and other events at Rishikesh Yoga teacher training center. He started doing yoga when he was 10 years old, Yogi is a master in Ashtanga yoga, Patanjali yoga, Hatha yoga, Sivananda yoga, yoga for kids, power of breath, yoga for back care, Bhandha, Mudra and Kriya, Power yoga, different types of pranayama and meditation, Smelt (self-management excessive tension), CM (cyclic meditation), yoga therapy, yoga Nidra and corporate yoga classes.


  • Review by Jimena from Mexico
    10 out of 10

    "Being in Rishikesh for a whole month doing yoga was the most rewarding time of my life. Not only did I improve my asana practice, but found the path I want to be in, which is one of inner peace, love and happiness. I learned that doing yoga is so much more than just doing beautiful poses, it’s a lifestyle of balance, of enjoying the present moment and of being content with who you are, as well as always sharing positive energy and being good to others. Anyhow, making all those beautiful poses with complete awareness and breath control is something that I also learned in the Teacher Training, improving significantly my technique and alignment. I achieved all these thanks to my wonderful teacher Sanjeev, who always pushed us forward and motivated us to get better in our practice and break the boundaries of fear and restrain in our bodies and minds, making us believe that we can do anything we set out minds to and with practice, practice, practice anything is possible. He gave us a lot of valuable information that we can share back home and got us to learn all benefits and contraindications of each posture, so we can practice and teach correctly, all the classes were such a fun environment of learning while having fun doing what we love most. By the way, you don´t have to be super advanced in your practice to take the Teacher Training, it´s amazing how much you can learn and improve in just one month and it is all possible with teachers like Sanjeev who lead you calmly and with patience in every step of the way and who also is the one of the kindest and most caring human beings you´ll ever meet. Finally one of the best things you gain is a new yoga family, your own community of like-minded people who at the same time are all very different form each other since everyone comes from different countries, languages, ages, backgrounds, but went there in search of something and found it together, so after all that was shared during that time, you get a family that is all over the world and is always going to be there to give you their love and support. I can’t wait to go back to this magical town, a holy place full of wonderful people, delicious food, stunning nature, where you can forget your worries, troubles, stress, anger and find your way back to tranquillity, peace and spirituality. The most important part is to get all that you learned and achieved internally and apply it back home, keeping Rishikesh and all the people always in your heart. "

    "So, thank you Sanjeev and everyone who made this experience so incredible and special. "

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  • Review by Constanza
    10 out of 10

    "First of all, I would like to thank you for teaching my 200ytt. I never practiced yoga before and I feel like I improved so much thanks to you. And it’s not only that: after your teachings, yoga really became a part of me and now I know that i don't want to live my life without it. "

    "This is the concrete proof of your capability as a teacher: you are truly able to inspire your students. Also, "

    "I have to say that every time I was trying a new or a difficult posture I felt safe because I knew you would be there to help and support me. Finally, the classes were well structured. I only wish (but I guess it doesn't depend on you) that we were less students, to have more time and the possibility to go deeper in the positions. "

    "It was an honor to be your student and I hope we'll meet again soon. "

    "Hari OM!"

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  • Review by Leena from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    10 out of 10

    "Dear Sanjeev,"

    "It was great meeting you in a wonderful magical place like Rishikesh."

    "I would like to express my feelings and thoughts about my journey in Rishikesh and with you specifically. From day one on the opening ceremony I was sitting in front mesmerized by the whole ceremony and the beautiful mantras. I was wondering who are the people sitting around the fire, something pulled me towards you, your energy grabbed my attention and I hoped you are one of my teachers, I knew I'll learn a lot from you. You were so passionate about your practice, passionate about yoga and its lifestyle. You are serious when its need to be, you are very committed to ur students, and very motivational. You pushed me hard but enough to my limits and that is a great skill to have. You shared your personal experiences for us to learn from, you were not only focusing on the practice of ashtanga but more than that. I will not forget the lesson you gave us about rudraksha. I learned how to have a better alignment, how to be a serious but sometimes funny teacher, I learned how to be humble, I learned how to adjust students in a gentle but at the same time a bit rough to their limits for their own good. You are an inspiring, strong, white hearted teacher. You changed a lot in me and Ill be forever grateful."

    "I'm practicing daily and will start teaching at my sister in law studio next week. I would love if you can consider me as a teacher at your school one day. Please keep me in mind :)."

    "Love and peace, "


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  • Review by Vera from England
    10 out of 10

    "Dear Yogi Sanjeev,"

    "Thank you for your fantastic yoga training, varied and stimulative!"

    "Day after day I felt my body stronger and more flexible and said goodbye to a lower-back pain which i was telling for months!"

    "To meet you at Desroches Island was a beautiful surprise and also a gift of the destiny. You inspired me to pursue yoga training (even missing yours!!) and to take care of my body."

    "Wishing you the best in your work and life, you are doing such a great work to helping others people. I will always remember you with gratitude."

    "I knew that this was the yoga teacher training for me as soon as I got a reply after my inquiry. All I had to do was to make a decision about investing my money and travelling to very different land. I made the decision and the course began. I felt like I was home. The team was wonderful, very helpful. They really do care...."

    " Yogi Sanjeev is an inspiring and genuine teacher. He doesn't pretend to be more than he is and what he is more than enough. His classes will make you laugh or cry and challenge you in a way that makes you feel that you'll be just fine in the end. Yogi Sanjeev has a very joyful and professional team. I ensure you that not only will you come away with a glorious yoga teacher training qualification but also an absolutely high experience. "

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  • Review by A traveler from France
    10 out of 10

    "Dear Sanjeev, your kind and charismatic lessons gave me a very particular fragrance in my life at Desroches Island, Seychelles. My deepest thanks and heartfelt wishes for you! My experience with Yogi Sanjeev has basically changed my life. The team support and love is beautiful and so genuine. The course allowed me to be confident and express my feelings freely through yoga, meditation, and journaling. I have grown, changed & discovered so much from within. I will never forget Yogi Sanjeev and his team for the love they have shown, their power and inspirational stories, their continuous support and friendship. "

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  • Review by Shon Bon from Israel
    10 out of 10

    "I was anxious about going to India, because I had never been there and didn’t know what to expect. My wish was to be able to teach yoga safely and with confidence. For the whole period I was surrounded by people with positive energy and knowledge. Another benefit was that there was always someone on hand to show you an adjustment or answer any questions or doubts. Whether you've been practicing for years or just starting out you will learn so many ways from these wonderful teachers and change a lot of things about your life, the way you think, dream. I would recommend this school to anyone who wants to teach yoga. Thank you for a wonderful and incredible experience!"

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  • Review by Caroline from Paris
    10 out of 10

    "The first time I visited Rishikesh in 2010. I came here for teacher training course. It was exactly what I was looking for. No excuses, just yoga and the lovely atmosphere. I met so many people from around the world who were on the same path as me. But what was the most important; I met Yogi Sanjeev Semwal, who had a huge role in my life. I am grateful to him for everything I have in my life now. Thanks to him, I grew and still continue growing as a yoga teacher, who has regular Yoga classes now. During my course in India I learnt to be confident, harmonized, take from life only the positive. I highly recommend everyone to visit India and have the teacher training with Yogi Sanjeev. Feeling very fortunate that I have met such a person. Namaste!"

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  • Review by Sandra from Dresden, Germany
    10 out of 10

    "To the world’s best yoga teacher:"

    "Please let me know when you open up your own yoga studio again. I will come, bring others along and will be your student."

    "Thank you, Yogi Sanjeev, for being so special"

    "…He teaches to live simple, but feel special…"

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  • Review by Angela from South Africa
    10 out of 10

    "Dear Sanjeev, thank you so much for the time you have spent teaching me in Desroches Island, Seychelles, just Want to say is u did it. I have really learnt a lot about yoga, spinal anatomy, vital points, 7 chakras, Shiva bhakti and about Shiva sutra and getting more out of myself & will really improve my flexibility. Within 1 month I learned a lot which I never imagine in my life. "

    "Highly recommend yogi Sanjeev and his great team. "

    "Once again thanks to Yogi Sanjeev and his team who has done everything for me with in 1 month, and help me to find inner peace in me. For sure I will visit you, Let me know when you will open your own yoga school in India."

    "Wishing you all the best in your feature, I am sure I will see somewhere around the world."

    "Until then, love + light."

    "HARI OM....."

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  • Review by Vanessa Gritching
    10 out of 10

    "During my YTT Sanjeeve helped me to stay focused .I remember once after class,we had a chat and he gave me my self confidence back that i needed so much in this moment.."

    "As somebody who never did sports like i was before coming to Rishikesh, Sanjeev changed my whole perspective about self-care."

    "He showed me that Yoga is not just Postures but a way to live my life with another consciousness than i had before. To love myself even if i can't do chaturangas:-)"

    "Thank u!"

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  • Review by Naomi Hope from London, UK
    10 out of 10

    "Yogi Sanjeev Ji was my Hatha yoga teacher for the 100 Hours Teacher training course In Rishikesh, India. April 2017. "

    "His professionalism and dedication led me deep into the beautiful yoga world. "

    "I not only learned practical skills but also how to look after my diet and mental health. I thoroughly enjoyed his classes and would highly recommend Sanjeev Ji to anyone."

    "Looking forward to meeting you Soon. "

    "Regards (HARI OM TATSAT)"


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  • Review by Deborah from France
    10 out of 10

    "Hi yogis and yoginis,"

    "My name is Deborah, I'm french and live in Canada where I discovered Yoga for the first time. I have practiced Bikram yoga (Hot yoga), Ashtanga and Hatha yoga. When I left Canada to go back home in France I decided to continue my yoga classes but I didn't find a good school so I decided to pass my 200 hours Yoga teaching training in India where I met Yogi Sanjeev in Rishikesh... I would like personally to thank him for his amazing teaching, his great skills and his clever mind. "

    "His abilities to make me a new yogini with more knowledge and wisdom, Hope to come across for his teaching again. Now I am doing my practice ( Ashtanga and Hatha yoga everyday) and teaching my family and friends this amazing practice. "

    "Namaste (Love & Lights)"


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  • Review by Rachelle from The Philippines
    10 out of 10

    "All I have to share are the biggest compliments and warmest words when it comes to Yogi Sanjeev and all his team in Sofitel the palm Jumeirah Dubai UAE. Yogi Sanjeev, the supremely talented person, with huge knowledge, which includes not only yoga but all in SPA industry, Ayurveda, and anatomy. He is humble and heartfelt, making everyone feel truly special. The rest of the team in Soffit members is just like a big family, which creates one of the best learning environments. Their love, care, and professionalism set them apart from other training programs, and that makes the people feel more comfortable and confident when they make the first step in the world of yoga. My time and continued friendship with Yogi Sanjeev is my most treasured. Nothing but love and respect."

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  • Review by Vincent from France
    10 out of 10

    "I feel incredibly lucky to have completed my 200 hours yoga teacher training at Desroches Island Seychelles. The training has given me a great experience. I am now confidently teaching both private and studio classes. The course provides an excellent base to start as a teacher, the trainers are incredibly professional and they also demonstrate a nice mix of teaching styles. After only one month of training, I was surprised at how much I had managed to take on board and my training continues to support and inform my teaching. Thank you!"

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  • Review by Elizabeth from France
    10 out of 10

    "Yogi Sanjeev just wanted to say a word, Hari om. You did it! Thank you for your generosity to share with us your time and knowledge. I loved the experience and hope. You gave me everything I needed to become a teacher. The best way to make the jump after teacher training - put your feet on the edge and do it. Yes, its nerve racking when your first students actually show up to take a class that you have to lead. But you can do it. Leaving Seychelles I was equipped with every single tool needed to lead an informed competent class. The last tool I needed to work on is a belief in myself. Once you take that leap of faith it all falls into place. Once again thanks to Sanjeev and his team for letting me in and helping me find my teaching voice."

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