Rishikul Yogshala is a Yoga Alliance approved yoga school located at Rishikesh with centers in other parts of India, as well as one at Pokhara, Nepal.

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Semida David

from Romania, January 2020

The topic was new to me and even more, it contained many elements that I didn't expect. I am very pleased that I came to this course and all the teachers were very well prepared, responsible, very attentive towards us.

thank you all for this wonderful experience and wish them much success and many trainees at pre and postnatal yoga

Bethany Hill

from Great Britain, December 2019

"A challenging but amazing experience"

The course is very well organised. You get used to a daily set routine & taught by some very inspirational & knowledgeable teachers. They are always willing to answer any questions & take extra time to ensure you understand and complete any class properly.

The staff/teachers are very friendly & even shared extra knowledge with us. The yoga classes were tough at times and definitely pushed me physically & mentally. However, I have noticed huge changes in my body & my ability to do yoga. My confidence in my own practice has grown & I feel happy going forward & continuing to learn & improve.

We were also able to go out on a couple of trips. We did an early morning sunrise at Sarangkhot which was beautiful & we also visited the caves & the peace pagoda (Stupa).

I was very lucky to be a part of a wonderful group of people who made the experience even better & will hopefully remain friends for life.

The accommodation was good. The rooms were clean & tidy & were cleaned upon request. The communal areas were clean & tidy & the garden area has a lovely view of the lake & a nice swimming pool which is great to have a dip on the hotter days. The resort is only a 15-20 minute walk into town at most. There are plenty of shops & restaurants nearby.

The staff at infinity resort are very friendly & helpful. Always willing to help if they can. Thank you so much to everyone for this amazing experience & for sharing all your knowledge.


from Germany, November 2019

"It’s all about the money"

The staff at the hotel is really helpful and friendly.


from Vietnam, June 2019

Teachers are very good, kind, knowledgeable. Food is really really good. And I had a good time with my new interesting friends!

Kenton Anderson

from Singapore, January 2019

"Everything was PERFECT for me!"

I was able to re-discover my ability to gaze upon a stranger with love--something I had known unerringly as a child but lost after adolescence. The sattvic food was a great relief, because my experience in the two years leading up to my visit was that I couldn't find commercially available or prepared food that worked perfectly with my digestion, here in Singapore. Except for the slight amounts of red chili powder used in the curries, I was able to eat foods that interacted well with my highly Pitta energy.

Kirsten Hansen

from Denmark, December 2018

"A yogic treat in God’s Own country"

This 200 hour yoga teacher training was an amazing experience - a physical as well as a mental journey to new territories of my body and my mind guided and instructed by highly qualified teachers in whom I had trust. I can only recommend everybody to do this.

Tiffanie Van Koevering

from United States, December 2018

"Beautiful experience!"

I found the teachers to be very knowledgeable, and I really enjoyed hearing about their experiences on their yoga journeys. The teachers were so attentive to our needs and inclusive with all the lessons that they provided. I only found one of the instructors on this review, but all of them were wonderful to work with!

The resort was lovely and located up in the mountainside, just a short walk from the lakeside town which was also a really cool place. Everyone who works at the resort was so friendly and did a great job keeping us all very comfortable throughout our stay.

Our group activities outside of the yoga curriculum were so worthwhile. I was so grateful to be able to stay in such a beautiful place with so many things to do and see!

Shipra Goel

from India, November 2018

"Best experience and the Best month of my life"

I liked the overall vibe of the course and the place. It felt more like a home. It was really informative and systematically planned.

Bruna Silva

from Spain, September 2018

"Great introduction to yoga philosophy and practices"

In general everything was very good, the teachers had a lot of knowledge and the classes were great. The staff is very nice and helpful and the school tries it’s best to give the students the best experience. It is a one month course but very intense and well organized. If you don’t have some years of yoga practice before, you will not be ready to teach after finishingit, but you’ll leave knowing all the basics to start practicing yoga in the proper way.

The surroundings are lovely, there is a good view for the mountains.

The overall experience was great and would totally do it again :)

Pooja Lamba

from Egypt, September 2018

"Amazing experience "

When I arrived, I never imagined that I would not only get my certification as a yoga teacher but also an experience that would change my life totally.

From divine facilities surrounded by Himalayas mountains and just a few minutes walk from the Ganges River and delicious vegetarian food,,, Rishikul Yogshala took my heart. I enjoyed every moment. It is definitely a good option to do introspection and connect with yourself. Notice the changes in my body simply by standing. They helped me overcome the self-imposed limits on me and stay in each asana and breathe. Teachers pass on their knowledge and give themselves completely to the teaching of traditional Yoga, always attentive to the needs of each of the students as a member of their family. This unforgettable memory stayed with me always ,,,

I highly recommend Rishikul Yogshala to obtain your yoga certification ,,,

Harmony Jackson

from United States, September 2018

"This was the perfect yoga school for me!"

I decided to book this yoga teacher training in Kerala because I wanted a more in-depth education that would enable me to better myself holistically during this transition period in my life. I am pleased to report that I found exactly what I was looking for. I found the food to be extremely healthy. I never felt concerned about my nutrient intake or worried about having enough to eat. The instructors were excellent. Every instructor had a strong relationship with their yoga practice, so they had nothing but authentic insight into how we could improve our practice as students and teachers when we returned to our home countries. The location was wonderful, I went back and forth for a while trying to decide between where I wanted this experience to happen and I think I picked the perfect location. Varkala Beach is quite gorgeous.

Britta Dutschmann

from Thailand, March 2018

"Prakash u Nicky Ji are the best!!! "

Good food friendly staff strict teacher very good teachings

Laura Horvat

from Austria, March 2018

"Loved everything about this experience!"

I came with an open mind and open heart. And they both got filled more than over the top with holistic, experienced knowledge! I loved the disciplined energy that all the teachers emanated. It reflected onto us students and made me ambitious to give as much as my own 100% into this course. The in-depth knowledge paired with the teachers personal experience and understanding made me get a really profound “first glance” into the depth of the holistic Yoga Practice, with all that comes with it. I came to understand and remember even more that Yoga is a lifestyle to be practiced. I loved the way we were taken care of. I felt so much care and love from the staff. Just overall perfect, for perfect is what you make it!


from Italy, February 2018

I learned a lot from the teachers and from this experience. I have found kindness and open mind in almost every teacher\people and this is so important when you are so far away from home, so thank you all the teacher.Also staff were kind.

Gloria Osypchuk

from United Arab Emirates, February 2018

"Beautiful Kerala"

People of the group and teachers!

Mary Kavanagh

from Great Britain, February 2018

"Mary Kavanagh "

I stayed in Savitri - the accommodation was so fantastic and the location couldn’t have been better.

The staff at both Savitri and Rishikal couldn’t have been more accommodating.

The teaching was fantastic.

Valeriy Yartsev

from Kazakhstan, January 2018

"Good experience "

I liked asana classes, it was perfect. Food was good. Location in varkala - beatiful place, clean and cozy rooms. Teachers were great. I recommend this school.

Monica Hendrikse

from Netherlands, January 2018

"perfect teacher"

she was very good educated and a nice person

Charlotte Von Bülow

from Denmark, January 2018


from Australia, December 2017

most of the teachers were excellent, knowledgeable and inspiring. the philosophy and history of yoga is the focus of this particular course and was very informative and interesting. yoga asana classes were very intense (not really beginner level) but enjoyable. our fellow students in the course were truly wonderful i made some lifelong friends. the location is great (though often noisy- take earplugs) near the ganges river in the bustling and welcoming town of rishikesh.


from Sweden, December 2017

"A course that helpt me learn and grow alot!"

I really liked the course, I learned alot about myself and it was so fun to meet so many people from all around the World. I liked that we were Close to the city, it was easy to go and have a coffee break when you felt you needed, but I Think the course would have been much better close to nature. I Think the philosopfy classes was the best, but the other ones was also very intresting. I would recommend this course for beginners and also people that been doing yoga for a while and want to learn more about what yoga really is. We did not do any Writing test in the end of the course but every one had to hold 1 hour own class for the others, it was very fun and you learned alot from it!

Valérie (éléonore) Royet

from France, August 2019

Le lieu était super, les repas excellents.

Les professeurs ainsi que les modules étaient intéressants, ainsi que l'ensemble de la formation.

Nous avons tous réussi à finir cette formation et avoir notre diplôme.

Ilka Freitag

from Naija, June 2019

"First big step towards being a Yoga teacher "

The classes were structured very well and the intensity increased over time. Some of the content was immediately understood. 4 weeks later at home some of it is still working which I´m very grateful for. What I´ve internalised now is that experience matters more than learning theory. And that it´s extremely important how I spent my life energy. This course gives you a great overview of (maybe) all there is and a strong basis for a daily routine.

The teachers and the whole group I spent this 4 weeks with were incredibly nice people.

We had 5 teachers: 1 for Ashtanga, 1 for Hatha & Pranayama, 1 for Meditation & Mantra, 1 for Anatomy and 1 for Philosophy. They were always very open for questions and gave support to each individual. All classes were intense, in a good way, I learnt a lot about Yoga and myself.

Being back home, I´m not very keen on eating Indian or Nepalese dishes at the moment, but that´s not something I didn´t like. Just raised my awareness about how we are used to this crazy variety at our globalised homes.

The food is very good. The staff of the Infinity Resort is great, helped all of us very much to feel good and at home. The location of the Infinity Resort is perfect. You can easily walk into town, but you are in a calm spot close the nature.

Ingrid Lowatschek

from Austria, February 2019

"Gesamtheitliche Erfahrung - wirklich Life-Changig"

Die Lehrer haben sehr professionell komplexe Bereiche erklärt; sehr umfangreiche Ausbildung, die tief in Yoga, der viel mehr als nur Asanas ist, eintaucht. Und ja, die bereits oft erwähnte Life-Changing-Experience trifft zu.

gute Lage, sehr nettes Personal in der Unterkunft, Varkala ist eine geniale Location

Julika Tafler

from Germany, July 2018

Rishikesh is a beautiful, living City with a lot of People! You can geht everything what you want in the Shops.

I Loved going to all the Nice coffe places and Restaurants. There are Almost everywhere vegan options. I went there almost Everyday to study, Talk to People and eat good and Healthy Food.

The School has a very Good Location. It is Not Directly in the City, so you can Enjoy the silence. However, After a two Minute walk you Reach the First Shops and Restaurants. It is Not very far to visit the Ganges and the sightseeing Spots of Rishikesh.

Most of the Teachers are nice. I learned a lot in Rishikeh. Not only About yoga, also about myself, about being Alone in a completely different Culture. It is hard in the beginning to get used to the Climate, the Noises, the smells, the People and the Food. But After a While, you learn to take it easy and just Smile about the circumstances which usually annoy you. The electricity for Example didn‘t work very offen. Believe me, it`s not easy to sleep without a Fan if it`s 40 degrees outside..

The light in my room also didn`t work for more than 10 days. So Don`t forget to bring a flashlight.

The Food in the School was different from what I excepted. They Advertise it to be ayuvedic and very Healthy. But Most of the Time it is Not. There is Too much Oli in the Food. My Body was Totally confused. I felt so heavy After eating and my digestion was Never that Bad before. That`s why I ate outside very offen.

Thaisa Haerts

from Belgium, June 2018

"Rishikesh 200h"

I loved the teachers, the classes. I've learned so much from them! The people that I've met are friends for life now. Also Rishikesh is a magical city. I'm definitely coming back.

Lorena Gontero

from Nepal, June 2018

"Scholarship at Rishikul "

I have to say the food was AMAZING! The building where I stayed was very nice, with a great view, very confortable and we had the hall to practise just top floor (they have 3 buildings, not sure how the others room look like)

The training was intense as I expected and the quality of the teachers very very good. Each of them is specialised in an specific subject so the classes where well focused.

I got the scholarship, and for that amount of money I have to say the TTC was perfect. A good beginning for the yogic path. If you are looking to learn more about yoga and start your way, this is a course I would recommend.

All rishikul team (teachers included) are very friendly and kind

Lesley Van Der Woude

from Netherlands, March 2018

"Yoga Teacher Training in (hot) Paradise "

The Ashtanga classes of Nicky Ji were really intense.. a lot of sweating was involved, but he is such a dedicated and good teacher. I still hear is voice in my head when I practise. The same goes for Pankesh, amazing hatha teacher. I loved the Anatomy classes as well, and the allignement classes. The location was great. And loved the bamboo houses, make sure to get one! Mr. Binu is nice and the best.

Tiffany Flor

from United States,

My experience with Rishikul Yogshala in Nepal for my 200 hr YTT was everything I was looking for and more. I came into this course with a desire to acquire tools/training experience for applying out in the working world of yoga. And here I am coming out of it gaining a family, deeper insight into myself and therefore others, teaching tools and techniques, shanti (peace), and a whole new perspective on yoga and what it truly is.

The teachers and coordinator are incredible people with so much love, humor, wisdom, and knowledge to share - whether in the yoga hall or out, you can't help but feel their passion and knowledge trying to seep into you. The location is wonderful - surrounded by mountains, across the street from Fewa Lake, and in a quaint hotel with a lovely staff and owner.

I am incredibly thankful for the past month I've spent here. It has truly been a life changing experience that I will forever carry with me and continue. I look forward to the 300 hour course in India!


from France,

a life changing experience

This 1 month training program has been just incredible!! Everyone was amazing! Truly! The teachers, the staff, the cooks, the teaching is just another level! I can only highly recommend this school for their professional knowledge and their kindness! Do not hesitate too long!! Register now! You will definitely love this experience too!