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.
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
Completed his master's degree in the subject of Geography. He also completed naturopathy and yogic science from Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Naturopathy, Delhi. Now he had practice spiritual life sinc 1993 and is dedicated to the service of humanity. He also practices integral yoga in the philosophy of Sriaurobindo Ashram Panducherry. He lives the ashram and dedicated around 25 years to the growth of inner life. He has study the philosophy of Yoga Sutra of Pantanjli and The Bhagwat Gita in the light of Swami Shivanand. He has practice Kundalini Yoga in a traditional way describes by Swami Satya
from United States, May 2021
I did the online course. It went above and beyond my expectations, I learned so much about Anatomy, Therapy, and the Philosophy of Kundalini, and yoga. I HIGHLY recommend the course and this ashram.
Margarita De La Concha
from United States, April 2021
"YOGA IS NOW!!!!!"
*Being able to learn directly from the masters from India, where yoga originated, they shared the knowledge from the Himalayan tradition.
*Yoga as a transformation in your life.
*High quality teaching that covered a wide variety of branches: hatha yoga, asanas, alignment, kundalini tantra, mantras, mudras, pranayamas, philosophy, bandhas, dancing and yoga therapy.
*Free extra workshops like "Moon Meditation" and "Kundalini Tantra Sadhana".
*40 live conferences plus more than 200 videos of very high teaching standards.
*High quality manuals and books that were carefully chosen.
*There was always a very friendly atmosphere. I always felt welcome.
I am very thankful to have had the opportunity of taking my teacher training program with Samadhi Yoga Ashram.
*There was always a very friendly atmosphere. I always felt welcome.
I did not want the course to end because I realized that I had started a habit, a path to a spiritual transformation.
from United States, December 2020
"Wonderful Yoga Teacher Experience!"
I enjoyed my self-paced teacher training experience very much! The yoga teachers, aka gurujis, are excellent. They are very knowledgeable, wise, and experienced. I loved learning from them and hearing their teachings. I highly recommend this yoga school and especially working with Yogi Vishnu!
from Australia, December 2020
"Beautiful Life Changing Experience"
The Traditional Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training with Samadhi Ashram has been life changing. Guru Vishnu and all of the teachers led me on a true journey of self discovery. Learning traditional methods and philosophy has opened up my senses, physical and spiritual being to a more beautiful world and a sense of moving through it now with some peace and harmony.
I would highly recommend this training not only for teachers of yoga but to students like myself who want a deeper sense of self, it is truly a beautiful awakening.
from Ireland, November 2020
Great online training, loved the online platform and teaching format. Thank you for running the course, and look forward to returning for my 300h training!
from Belgium, November 2020
"Very professional, good guiding, direct answers to questions"
De life-lessons, all the beautiful books, very help full a big respect for everyone... amazing training.
from Australia, November 2020
"Original Teachings & Quality Video Production"
I have just completed the 200 Hour Yoga Kundalini Course & would like to share just how wonderful the staff & TEACHINGS were! The pre recorded video production was EXCELLENT!
I plan to continue studying with this Ashram either online or ideally in person when the world allows it again :)
If you are looking to know more about the Philosophy of Yoga, Ayurvedic (the sister science to Yoga), Mantras, Breathing technics then this is for you.
The Yoga Therapy/Anatomy class was the absolute highlight!
The course involves many many more teachings than the course requires.
Well done World Peach Yoga School!
from Philippines, November 2020
"Good option during Pandemic"
Content was good and they're all reachable via Whatsapp
from Ireland, November 2020
"Flexible Hours to Suit my Schedule"
This course is fantastic for tjose of you who work. I work full time in a pharma company so it is difficult for me to catch a minute. I am able to complete the course in my own time which is great.
The instructors are very knowledgable of Kundalini yoga. It is well worth the moeny that you pay.
from United States, November 2020
"Authentic, supportive & heart centered "
I discovered teacher Yogi Vishnu very authentic. He is happy to help support each student as a group and individually. His knowledge and warmth is seen and felt.....energy of a guru, mentor and friend.
The structure of the course was professional and contained yet fluid. I attended the learn at your own pace 200 virtual Kundalini/ Tantra course. The videos sequences are broken into 3 groups (theory, practice & philosophy). This was easy for me and appreciate the 3 types of lectures separated. Students have the choice of buying the recommended books or using the pdf versions supplied. I bought the books, but used one pdf version. This is a good choice if you prefer ebook or paper book - or if you’re on a budget and can not buy a book.
I enjoyed the personalization of Yogi Vishnu’s stories and authenticity. He is also fun and engaging - always a smile greeting us.
The guidance in living a yogic life from daily eating, sleeping, monkey mind to birth to death was helpful for me to connect with being true in one’s life. Yoga is life. Yoga is now. Yoga is for anyone.
Thank you for such a beautiful introduction journey into Kundalini and Tantric Yoga. I look forward to finishing the next level of 300 hours in 2021.
from Spain, November 2020
"Great YTT with amzing instructors"
The 200hr online kundalini YTT was a great overall experience. I was sceptical at first as to how everything will play out since all the classes were delivered online, but our instructors made such a great effort so we could feel the positive energy even over the long distance. I followed the self-paced program, which was very convenient to complete next to my regular studying program. This is also very handy because I can review any videos at any time.
Thank you so much for this yoga teacher training and I can't wait to come visit someday! :)
from Canada, November 2020
"200 hr Traditional kundalini yoga "
The course is very well structured, the course is intense but full of information and wisdom worth learning.
The program exceeded my expectations and the community of teacher & students is unbeatable.
from United States, October 2020
I was blessed to have found this program. The teachings are authentic and the teachers are knowledgable. The live classes were very interactive as well as the fellow students in which it gave a communal feeling. It feels like you back at school but all of it is self paced. The most important thing is understanding what we are learning which gave the program a great pacing. What I learned here I will teach my future students, hopefully even visit Vishnu one day! I am so grateful that this is exactly what I needed at this point in my life.
from Greece, October 2020
"Deep, holistic learning experience with spiritual ambiance "
I was looking for an online YTTC as close as possible to traditional authentic yoga, and I found the best. Samadhi Yoga Ashram in Rishikesh, the heart of the Yoga Capital, provides an holistic learning experience with a spiritual ambiance which I experienced deeply, not only in online classes, but even in the prerecorded videos. The enthusiasm, the contagion but mostly the love with which Yogi Vishnu Ji Panigrahi teaches, inspires and motivates everyone, was beyond all my expectations. Also excellent all the other teachers and the entire support team that made sure everything went well, always willing and available for any issue.
I attended the self paced Kundalini Yoga, which allows you to move at your own time without pressure. It includes Hatha, Asthanga Vinyasa, Pranayama, Nidra, Yoga Therapy and Anatomy, Yoga Philosophy, Meditation, Kundalini Theory & Alignment classes, Bandas, Mudras and so much more, even Dance class. I am grateful for the knowledge, the experience and full support I received. I could say a lot more but the words are always inferior to the experience and that is why I highly recommend this program to anyone who is interested. I will definitely be back for further training.
from Greece, October 2020
"Learn traditional Kundalini yoga!"
I took my 200-hour self-paced online Kundalini teacher training with Samadhi Yoga Ashram and I had a great experience. I recommend this program to anyone who want to get acquainted and initiated in the tantric yogic practices as they have been passed from generation to generation in the lineage of the great Himalayan Rishis.
The self paced program includes two daily online sessions: Kundalini class and Philosophy class. The rest of the classes are pre-recorded and you watch and learn in your own time and according to your own program. The school has created a beautiful platform for e-learning where you can watch the videos, complete the assignments and make sure all the great information they have about yoga is passed on to you. On the platform I learned Hatha yoga, Alignment and Adjustment, Anatomy, Pranayama, Meditation, Yoga Nidra, Mantra chanting, Mudras and many many more aspects of yoga.
Kundalin yoga is a very personal experience as it first and foremost requires that yourself and your own physical and subtle body are in balance so that you can teach it to others. That is exactly what the classes of Kundalini did, putting us in balance and aligning properly our chakras, while also explaining the very specific routine of a Kundalini class.
I am very happy for choosing this training program and I recommend it to anyone willing to learn Kundalini yoga for their own benefit or to teach others.
from Spain, October 2020
Hola, I'm Lotti. I want to tell you about our YTT. The focus is on Hatha, Kundalini & Ashtanga. We also have classes about Pranayama, Yoga Therapy and Anatomy, Yoga Philosophy, Meditation, Kundalini Theory & Alignment classes - 10-20 videos per topic. Those videos are pre-recorded and we can watch them anywhere and anytime.For those who are more flexible with time, it was also possible to do the classes live. I can’t give you a review here, as I did everything by myself with the pre-recored videos.It’s a beautiful experience & I only can recommend it to everyone who has doubts if an online Yoga teacher training is legit. For sure, it is different compared to a 3 week intense Yoga Teacher Training in an Indian Ashram but it’s a great start to deepen your knowledge, to become a certified teacher, to learn more about yourself , to align with your values and goals as well as finding out if being a Yoga Teacher could be something you would consider doing. I’m certain that next year I’ll do another YTT, as I want to get more into Iyengar Yoga and also be certified to practice with children. I'll start giving my first lessons to a group of 8 people in December - so excited.Important to know for you is, that you need time ! The YTT is lot of work - theory is a lot & also the practical lessons, where you do Yoga and at the same time learn what to be aware of. To not stress about & to be in the flow state I recommend to focus on your Yoga journey fully. Namaste, Lotte
from Japan, September 2020
"Amazing! a life-changing experience"
Namaste! Thanks to all the Guru Ji. All of the instructors and support staff did their upmost to help us absorb the teachings of kundalini yoga in this online course. We learned the various aspects of the practice from so many perspectives including and beyond the physical motions, philosophy, anatomy, lifestyle, the importance of charity, and much more. I got a feeling of authentic immersion even in distance learning. Of course I want to go to this ashram in person, but in the current situation they are still spreading world peace through their teaching in the most heartfelt way. The materials were available both live and on zoom, so anyone in the world could be accommodated. And with the zoom classes and group messaging, we could study with fellow aspirants from all over and gain from that interaction too. All our questions were cheerfully answered both in realtime and through messaging. They worked so hard to impart in us both the knowledge of Kundalini yoga and the confidence to carry these teachings forward. I highly recommend this ashram to anyone who wishes to study sincerely and with an open heart. Since I didn't experience the physical location I can't comment about accommodations or food, but the rooms where courses were filmed were appropriate and very clean looking. We even got a glimpse of the surrounding environs which looked very appealing. I am so glad I took their course and want to study further with them in the future.
from Republic of Korea, September 2020
I could not meet them for real, but feel that I'm connected with teachers and students all the time!! I have already finished my 200ttc in Rishikesh last year, but I learned so much from this course! When covid-19 is gone, I definitely visit them and learn more about Kundalini!
from Estonia, September 2020
I attended the course online. I am very satisfied and happy that I got into this course. The instructors of the course are all at an excellent level and pass on their knowledge clearly and wholeheartedly. The content of the course is deep , and the student will definitely learn much more about yoga. All teachers in this course are supportive and sincerely interested in the student's progress and the effectiveness of the learning process. I highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to learn real yoga under the guidance of real professionals and yogis. I thank the universe and all the instructors for this course and I am definitely coming to other courses at this school. Namaste!
from Spain, September 2020
"A lot of knowledge! "
I've did 200h online YTTC and it was great!
All teachers are very talented and knowledgeable, videos are made in very professional way, apart of that they facilitate online platform with many hours of pre recorded videos, books in pdf etc. One month it's not even enough to go thru everything, it's a lifetime course!
from Japan, September 2020
"Real deal!! Life Changing experience !!"
High quality programs and great teachers. This school is teaching real yoga, not diluted version. Their way of teaching is well structured. Every single class is well designed and programmed. Just amazing. So lucky I found this school!!
from France, November 2020
"Très bonne formation Kundalini "
Enseignement dans la tradition indienne de qualité.
from Germany, September 2020
"Amazing yoga journey"
This inner yoga journey changed my life. Yogi vishnu is an enlightening person, a great teacher and the other teachers are also wonderful people. I can strongly recommend this class and when i will book another yoga course it will be certainly there again. Namaste
from Great Britain, May 2021
"Find your inner wisdom"
I completed the 25 day online training in April. The welcome session was very inspiring and helped me connect to the ethos and atmosphere of the school. Guru Ji is highly knowledgeable and enthusiastic in all his sessions, as well as loving, kind and compassionate. He helped me to start making sense of the world in which we live and gave many practical examples of how to live a yogic lifestyle (which I find can often be difficult as a westerner). Devesh Ji was an inspirational teacher and we got to know him well as he taught us every day and I developed my Hatha practice in a huge way. The resources I have access to on the online platform are immense and cover all elements of yoga and more. I’m so grateful that this access continues for the next 6 months as I still have so much to learn. The additional free webinars, such as the full moon meditations, were an added bonus. I took three weeks off work so I could immerse myself in this training and it has been brilliant. My perspectives have shifted and I know now that yoga is the path for me. The course is well-run and I have thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you to all the teachers and staff for your hard work and kind attention.
from Great Britain, November 2020
"Great knowledge and authentic yoga"
The course, approach, and support throughout
from Germany, October 2020
I strongly recommend this training to everyone on their spiritual journey. I was given access to vast amount of recorded and written materials about yoga practice - from very practical hatha yoga and anatomy classes till guidance at yoga philosophy, meditation and spiritual evolvement.
Live Kundalini classes with Guru Jogi Vishnu were just perfect - very effective and wisely organized. This experience will be a true blessing for your energy system!
This course motivates to learn, practice and evolve more and more and shows the way how to transform yourself to become a yoga teacher.
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 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 Germany, October 2019
The energy was amazing, food was bomb and the whole place transformed the people there:)
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 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 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 United States, October 2018
I loved the full schedule and great teachers!
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, 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, 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 Spain, February 2019
"India 2019 Kundalini 200 hrs"
Wonderful teachers, very motivated to share their knowledge. Kitchen staff also good, nice food