Samadhi Yoga Ashram is dedicated and determined to spread the essence of yoga through yoga classes, yoga retreats, and yoga teacher training all over the world.
Yoga Retreats (14)
Vishnu was born in a Brahmin family in a village in the western region of Odisha. He was greatly influenced by his grandfather’s guidance in meditation. He is often seen serving food and water to wandering sadhus at the Radha-Krishna Temple constructed by his grandfather, to listen to their travel stories of spirituality. He is now famous in the spiritual circle as Yogi Vishnu Panigrahi. Yogi Vishnu has traveled extensively to deliver lecturers on spirituality, yoga, meditation, and inner-faith. At present, he is deeply dedicated to guiding disciples at Samadhi Yoga Ashram.
Yogi Rajeev Kumar Nautiyal holds a bachelor in Engineering from Graphic Era University. After months of experience in the area, he felt the need to change his life for a more meaningful one and found himself immersed in yoga as a life-changing philosophy. As well as attaining a 500-hour TTC certifi cate, he has also graduated in Yogic Science from Uttarakhand University and in Yoga Naturopathy. He currently teaches hatha, vinyasa, Ashtanga and Pranayama.
Yogini Parveen Ji
Parveen Sharma has done her five-year integrated course in yoga (BA and MA) from Dev Sanskriti University, Haridwar. She is authorized by Dev Sanskriti University to teach and heal society. She has nine years of experience in teaching and conducting workshops, seminars, and retreats. Wherein the main objective is to provide results with different yoga practices integration to alternative therapies like Marma therapy, pranic healing, Reiki, naturopathy, hormonal therapy, and prenatal-postnatal.
Ashutosh Mishra born and bought up in Rishikesh, known as international capital of yoga, it was in his gene to enjoy and explore the great ancient art of yoga, and he is strongly rooted in Hatha yoga and Therapeutic yoga. His style is dynamic combination of intelligent sequencing and alignment for t he body and health condition of the person. He was introduced to yoga at a very tender age. So his father enrolled him at the University of Patanjali. He spent three years at the University and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in yogic science. He did his master’s in yoga therapy from Uttarakhand Sansk
Yogini Prajna Setthi was born and bought up in Bangalore, India, it was in her gene to enjoy and explore the great ancient art of kundalini yoga, and she is strongly rooted in Spirituality, Energy science, Hatha yoga and meditation. Her style is dynamic combination of intelligent sequencing in Traditional and yogi Bhajan style of kundalini yoga. After completing her education and having experiences of modern life she felt not satisfied and choose the spiritual path and studied from many spiritual Masters. She studied in Rishikesh and she started to teach Traditional and yogi bhajan Kundalini.
Yogi Rohit K. Ji
Yogabhyasi (yoga practitioner) Rohit Kumar, holds an M.A. (Master in English Language and Literature), and an L.L.B. (Bachelors in Law) from Indian Universities. He has been a yoga practitioner for many years. His years of disciplined, regular, and continuous practices of the various disciplines of yoga have conferred upon him good insight into the theory as well as practical aspects of different branches of yoga. His credentials in the field of the propagation of yoga are honored phenomenon.
Deenanath is the alignment teacher at our Kundalini Yoga Ashram. His teaching style is professional and no-nonsense. He is careful to ensure that all of his students approach alignment and asana in the correct way in order to prevent injury or misunderstanding. His classes are informative and meticulous and he presents this information in a way that is easy to comprehend, in his class you will learn everything you need to know about alignment and adjustment.
from United States, February 2020
"Samadhi Yoga Ashram in India is the best place to learm Yoga"
The teachers were all knowledgeable and very nice. I learned so much from each of them. The classes were intense, yet extremely helpful and necessary in order to learn the foundations of teaching and practicing holistic yoga.
from Germany, October 2019
"Love the Yoga Family at samadhi yoga ashram "
I know that there are thousands of yoga ashrams in rishikesh where you can learn yoga. But I was not only searching for the physical activity of it but much more for the whole knowledge, for the deeper spiritual aspects of the practices. For me there is no better place than the samadhi yoga ashram. I am here for the second time and I could dive so deep into myself that I am more than grateful for that experience. I did not only find new aspects of myself but I found a new home here in rishikesh with a family - the family of every beautiful soul who works there and give their best to make you feel loved and safe. Every teacher is very special and has so much knowledge that you can talk to them for hours. The food is fresh, it’s mostly no western food, but you won’t even think of that when you have that delicious dhal-curry in your mouth. In the rooms you have everything you need and everything is clean. All in all I can just say thank you for everything and I am looking forward to every new experience in rishikesh with my samadhi family. Lots of hugs, Isabell
from United States, August 2019
"Life Changing "
I cannot express in words how incredible this trip has been. From the magnificent scenery, the vibrant culture, the friendly people, and the incredible teachers, I am deeply humbled. The knowledge you learn, the experience you gain, the kindred spirits you meet, and the immersion in a sacred place nourishes the mind, body, and spirit. I am truly grateful to Samadhi Yoga Ashram and Rishikesh for this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
See for yourself and I promise your life will change for the best.
I will be back.
from Great Britain, August 2019
Probably one of the best experiences of my life!
My wife and I completed the 200 Holistic Yoga course, we loved pretty much every moment of it!
The instructors were absolutely amazing! Truly inspirational in knowledge, dedication and outlook. My personal asana practice improved considerably and was introduced properly to pranayama, philosophy and meditation.
Vishnu, the founder of Samadhi yoga ashram is such a lovely guy, no heirs and graces or ego just genuinely loves what he does.
The venue is in beautiful Rishikesh, the Yoga capital of the world! The place is literally buzzing with yoga teachers and students and it's really a magical place to come train in Yoga!
Having read one or two other reviews with people whingeing about how they didn't get to practice teaching!!? This is India, it is the home of Yoga, they teach you in a traditional way, and I'm thankful for that! Come with an open mind and you won't be disappointed!
from Mauritius, November 2018
"yoga journey from Rishikesh."
Teachers & staff were very helpful.
Classes were good .
Serene & pleasant environment .
from United States, October 2018
"An incredible education in a very short period of time"
I learned so much. There were actually 6 different instructors and every single one of them was absolutely excellent--depth of knowledge, love of their subjects, total commitment to give us everything possible. The knowledge was pretty much all new to me and my mind got blown on a regular basis. It was an extremely intense and efficient learning experience and I really loved just about every minute of it. Everyone was extremely kind and helpful wherever I went. It was also a beautiful environment and a lovely area of India between the Ganges and the Himalayas.
Mei Ling Huang
from Australia, October 2018
"Once in a lifetime "
Teachers all are amazing knowledgeable and humble to approach.
I learned so much in 18 days.
Everything are just awesome.
I'd like to stay longer.
All the classmates are super nice.
Overall is excellent plus.
from Turkmenistan, July 2018
Teachers and workers of ashroom perfect.
from Germany, July 2018
Everything! This is an intense, but excellent program. Your days are long, and you're expected to do your best. You don't need any prior experience, but you should at least be interested in yoga.
You'll meet some wonderful people, the teachers are passionate and knowledgeable about their subjects, and the coordinators worked very hard to give us the best experience possible. Food is healthy, fresh and very satisfying (if you really need coffee or tea, you'll have to bring your own)
Pack something white for the opening ceremony. Bring enough cash, as the ATM doesn't work, and the other one is a bit of a walk away. you can also exchange money at a bureau.
Looking forward to coming back for more teacher training
from France, May 2018
"A true yoga ashram experience"
The teachers where very passionate by their subject and share all their knowledge with their students. I was part of the group of 200h yoga holistic and therapy, the training is very intense and you need to be prepare mentaly and phisicaly to work from 5am until 7h30 pm. We learn so much from each teacher!! Shakti, Phralad, Nikki, the Philosophy teacher..... our Guru Vishnu. I felt like in a big family and all the students we where like sisters and brothers😊.
This was an amazing experience of learning not only about yoga but about life.
from Great Britain, May 2018
"Great course and great experience "
Very comprehensive and well delivered course. It’s very intense but if you don’t have more time it’s worth it. Otherwise better to do it in more weeks
from Italy, February 2018
I loved the joyfull athmosphere, we were a small group of 6 amazing people who created a magic connection within and with people around. Teachers are young but committed to their job, insipiring and willing to help, answer your questions and adjust the lessons to students needs (special thank to Navkant for this). The Guru took great care of our practical needs (making sure that everything was fine with food, accomodations, lessons etc) as well as spiritual ones, with day trips to holy spots and temples. Food was simple, balanced and delicious. Very recommended and remember that in case you may find any issue, there is people willing to do their best to make it work!!!
from Australia, January 2018
"Those were not my teachers"
Location was beautiful, with views of the hills.
I enjoyed the simple food, never getting even slightly sick.
The people I met created the experience that will stay with me forever.
from United Arab Emirates, June 2019
"Aprendi mucho "
Aprendi mucho. Muy buenos profesores. Un poco si a veces orientado a personas que muy principiantes. Pero si queres aprender, se aprende mucho. Contenta con el contenido y el conocimiento de mis tutores
from Spain, March 2019
"Esperaba algo más auténtico"
La mayoría de los profesores son muy buenos, el staff de recepción y cocina super servicial y atentos para todo lo que te haga falta.
from Mexico, September 2018
"Increíble y enriquecedora experiencia "
Fue una increíble y enriquecedora experiencia. Los instructores son magníficas personas y yogis. Se aprende mucho de ellos, pero también de las personas que conoces.
Me encantó tener un instructor distinto para cada materia.
from Singapore, July 2020
"Don't miss this opportunity in your yoga journey"
As I could not travel to India to my course, I decided to this course online during the COVID19 period. I am recommending any of their courses to a person seeking to find a yoga course ONLINE for the 3 simple reasons 1.Teachers here are sincere, dedicated and knowledgeable. They are kind but firm and want you to learn yoga the right way. 2. The teachings are based on traditional text and knowledge passed down from lineages. The learning that you will receive are both enlightening and transformational in the way it is delivered. We receive pdfs and video recordings of classes 3. The school's founder has a great vision of building a school for the Himalayan girls of India. It is not just another profit-centered yoga school.
from Hong Kong, July 2020
"Life-changing, heart-opening experience from home"
I liked that we were included in the traditional festivities, and that we got to experience what it was like to be at a traditional Indian yoga ashram. The classes were very good, teachers were experienced, and we got to learn very profoundly the philosophy and origins of yoga, as well as the meaning of yoga. Rather than saying that this is a course that helps you become a teacher, which naturally it is, this is also a course that teaches you the life of a yogi or yogini, how to live by example, touch your students' hearts, understand them, love them, and teach them everything they know.
We got to get in touch with our own emotions, our energy, our force, and the flow of knowledge; our masculine and our feminine side. It was also wonderful to listen to the stories and histories that formed what we know as yoga.
The flexible arrangements and helpful staff definitely helped with my participation in this course, especially given that I have a full-time job and live in a few time zones ahead, but I was able to feel included and that I was learning a lot. It was easy for me to get in touch with the teachers and ask them anything that I didn't understand after class, and my classmates have been kind and genuine, sharing their journey on our Whatsapp group.
Couldn't have asked for a better experience!
from Great Britain, June 2020
"Brilliant teacher training "
I loved all of the teachers, as they are so knowledgeable and experienced. I thoroughly enjoyed this experience from start to finish. The teachers are proper Yogis and Gurus and they understand Yoga at a very deep level which they impress on their students. The practices that I have learned are well beyond the 200 hour teacher training, I will take these forward into my daily life. You will feel part of a family throughout the course and beyond. The teaching is personal and beautiful; life changing. Go for it!
Kirsty Leigh Wallace
from Ireland, June 2020
"Life changing experience, i would highly recommend. "
Everything from start to finish was absolutely amazing. I was worried at first about doing an online training, however there was nothing at all to worry about and in fact it surpassed all expectations by far. Everything was so well organised with zoom lectures all day that were also recorded in case you missed one. The teachers provided constant support throughout, even via whatsapp after classes were finished. Yogi Vishnu truly made us feel like part of the family and taught us so many important life lessons. They teach from the heart and from experience, not just from a book. I expected to learn how to teach yoga, and i did. However i also learnt so much about myself along the way and feel like i left this course a much better person, i went through a complete transformation in such a short time thanks to the care and devotion from each of these wonderful teachers. I was so sad that my training was over that i have already signed up for my next training with Yogi Vishnu on the upcoming Tantra training. I would highly recommend this course and this school and will be returning for online trainings as much as i can while they are available.
from Germany, October 2019
The energy was amazing, food was bomb and the whole place transformed the people there:)
from Canada, March 2019
"Too much sitting med. And theory"
Food was amazing.
from United States, February 2019
Teachers were all amazing
from Czechia, December 2018
I was in Samadhi Yoga Ashram in December and it was such a great choice to spend the Christmas there. Everyone is treating you like a family member and very soon you feel so comfortable and cosy in this place. If you visit them for a TTC, please do your homework and study at least a little bit the subject before coming here, the teachers are all so well prepared and they have a lot of knowledge to share, it is a pitty not to have a bunch of questions you want to clarify for yourself. The meditation teacher, Yogi Bhavesh JI, is the most amazing teacher I ever had, he shared so much information with us in such a gentle and full of love way. All the staff is nice, everyone is trying to please you and solve whatever problem you can have while staying there. Food is good also. Don't expect at 5 stars european hotel accommodation, but you actually are not going to feel the need to have that. Your soul is going to be so full of light and that is going to be enough. Guru Vishnu Ji did a very good job putting all this things together. I am full of gratitude and thank them for such a life changing experience. Hope to be back soon!
from United States, October 2018
I loved the full schedule and great teachers!
from India, September 2018
"Enjoyed my time but would not return"
Most of the yoga classes were really good. Nice food, nice environment.
from United States, August 2018
"Would not return, but had a good experience"
I really enjoyed our teacher, who is not listed on the teacher's list - his name is Sudeep Peshwal. He is a very young guy but a fun teacher, mild mannered and patient. He was also the person who took us on the excursions, and it was fun to talk to him outside of the yoga studio.
from United States, July 2018
"Everything was nice, and instruktur was really the best one:"
I liked the atmisphere there.
from Portugal, July 2018
"4 days rejuvenation detox, yoga and meditation program"
I like the retreat and all the involvement landscape, the environment and energy that you can feel during the day in the retreat. I like the yoga teacher, Sony Deshwal, that was also an amazing guide tour and took us to a interesting places
from Great Britain, June 2018
"Pack bug spray and charcoal tablets"
Teachers are very good and kind, staff in general are sweet and willing to help. Yoga instructors are very knowledgeable.
from Slovak Republic, May 2018
"Aboulutly satisfied :)"
Was a nice experience with the best Trachers, in best Ashram, with the best people :) nice food also :))) the ashram has very nice lokation near to lot of bar/restaurant/market :) the best training in Risiken!
from Egypt, April 2018
The place has been renovated so the building is modern and the rooms are very clean the bathroom and the shower and the room overall is very comfortable.
All the instructors are Indian which was a plus for me as I wanted an authentic experience not a westernized version.
The daily schedule was grueling and intense so get ready for a lot of information
The volunteers Annabelle and Christian were lovely and accommodating and listened to any suggestions
This was my first teacher training and I’m planning to continue the 200 hour course online with Samadhi
I really recommend the 100 hours for beginners or for anyone wanting to deepen their practice
from Austria, April 2018
"Kundalini TT200 hours"
Vishnu and his team made my stay at samadhi ashram an unforgettable experience and the family spirit was felt throughout the whole duration of my training. All wishes concerning my spiritual growth and practice of yoga were not only met but exceed all expectations.
I humbly would like to thank all lovely people at Samadhi ashram for this unbelievable journey of inner and outer transformation and will hopefully return soon.
Love & light and Namaste 🙏 from Shanti 💚
from Thailand, April 2018
"Excellent Kundalini teacher training course and teachers"
The teachers at Samadhi are phenomenal. I couldn't have asked for more knowledgeable or enthusiastic teachers, who also care very much about their students.
from United States, March 2018
Miyamoto Musashi, a poet and samurai, once wrote “A man cannot understand the art he is studying if he only looks for the end result without taking the time to delve deeply into the reasoning of the study.”
The essence of Samadhi Yoga Ashram is exactly that—to delve deeply into the reasoning of the yogi study. Samadhi Ashram is truly a unique experience. From day one at the Ashram, I was treated with respect and a sense of warmth and welcoming that is unsurpassed. They arranged my pickup from New Delhi with ease which made my life a lot easier since this was my first time in India. On arrival, everything from the rooms and food selection to the yoga instruction and philosophy—everything was throughly thought out, accommodating, and delivered with a sense of knowledge, pride, and love. Guru Vishnu truly believes in what he practices. He is not simply selling you poses or a certificate—he continually strives to educate and guide you towards a way of life which offers the practitioner peace, serenity, health, and, above all, awareness.
After your time at Samadhi, you will not only have a solid foundation for your asana practice but you will truly understand the reasoning behind the philosophy which embodies this ancient yogi practice.
from United States, March 2018
"Hard not to say “life changing”"
This ashram showed me- an ardent skeptic - that the people who staff it truly believe in what they are teaching. With unparalleled grace, they showed me that self-discipline and happiness comes in odd and small ways. From children of the instructors being rambunctious in the ashram, to problematic students — these yogis exemplified what I means to be influenced and in control of these practices we all set out to arrive here and obtain.
Great instruction. Caring staff. Friendly to the top degree— recommend to anyone interested in learning the mind and soul of yoga.
from India, March 2018
"Good but need to get organized.."
Flexible, responsive to feedback, Vishnu is very caring and accommodating
from Spain, April 2019
"200 hours Kundalini TTC"
My experience in Samadhi Yoga School was magnificent and unforgettable. I’m satisfied with the teaching and the environment.
I’ve felt as at home in this friendly Ashram. Good atmosphere and wonderful smiling people. Delicious food! Good atención en general.
I take from this place good knowledges and great experience.
Glad to have chosen this school!
Thanks for the moments we’ve lived together!
from Germany, April 2019
Awesome energy and vibration of the ashram, the teachers were professional and patient, holding many years of traditionell and Kundalini Yoga experience and provided excellent classes. The vegetarian food was delicous and the rooms comfortable. I can highly recommend the Kundalini teacher training, especially to those who a searching for a strong connection on their spiritual path.
from Spain, February 2019
"India 2019 Kundalini 200 hrs"
Wonderful teachers, very motivated to share their knowledge. Kitchen staff also good, nice food
from France, September 2018
Tout était incroyable
Je suis honoré de pouvoir faire Partie De CETE aventure rien est à regretaire Tout à refaire !!!!
from Nepal, January 2018
"Incredible experience "
Whow what an incredible experience this was. Initially we booked for the 100 hours, but as we were in the middle of the course and fed with so much knowledge and love we decided to stay and complete the 200 hours. It was the best decision ever! Not only did we had a fantastic small little group, but the people from Samadhi - all the teachers are so inspirational. They share their positive energy with you and are so eager to share their wisdom with you. I am for ever grateful and will never forget this incredible people. Thank you for guiding me to a journey with in myself, to obtain the knowledge out of self experience and to now share this with the world around me !🙏🏻