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6 Days Yoga Therapy Retreat in Rishikesh, India

  • Yoga Village, Ram Jhula, Swarg Ashram, 249304

Overview

India Ayurvedic Treatment and Yoga retreat

You are in for a peaceful and healing affair with yourself in the tranquil side of Rishikesh, India. Rich in nature's beauty, with fresh breeze and mountain views, a picture perfect and authentic setting for a truly blissful rejuvenation. Experience this true bliss with a yoga therapy retreat from Suddha Anand Yogshala. With private one-on-one yoga classes that will help you find your center and Ayurvedic treatments personalized to treat and address your specific needs and requirements. Take this opportunity to relax, rejuvenate, purify your body and improve your welbeing.

Natural healing

This retreat is all about relaxing, rejuvenating, and healing yourself. Whether you suffer from frequent headaches, insomnia, stress, anxiety, depression, hypertension, a slipped disk, kyphosis, sciatica, would like to lose or gain weight, or are recovering from surgery, this retreat is ideal for you! Through a specific program of asanas, meditation, ayurvedic treatments based on your needs, natural healing and recovery not just of the body, but also the mind and soul, will be achieved.

Highlights

  • Daily private yoga classes
  • Consultation with yoga therapist
  • Consulation and assesment with Ayurvedic doctor
  • Daily customized ayurvedic treatments
  • Daily delicious and filling breakfast
  • 5 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • 6 days with instruction
  • English
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Your rejuvenation will take place in the brand new, fully equipped, state of the art, yogshala of Suddha Anand. It offers spectacular jungle and mountain views, lots of natural light, and extraordinary energy. All of the rooms are spacious, have a private bathroom with hot water, wifi, an abundance of natural light, and are exceptionally clean and comfortable. This is a place where you will rest well and wake with a fresh mind ready to absorb the beauty of each day.

The retreat will commence with a private 1.5 hour meeting with our yoga therapist/ instructor where you will discuss your needs, requirements, and your personal goals. You will then meet with an ayurvedic doctor who will determine your dosha constitution and will make some further recommendations for you.

Your days will consist of 1.5 hours of private yoga instruction with sequences and practices designed specifically for your needs. You will have the option to attend daily pranayama and meditation classes as well for a total of 4.5 hours of optional daily yoga. Your daily ayurvedic treatments will take anywhere between 30 minutes to 1.5 hours depending on the treatments of choice.

Daily schedule

  • 07:00 - 08:00 Pranayama
  • 08:00 - 09:30 Asana
  • 09:00 - 18:00 Break/free time for Ayurvedic treatment
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Meditation

Shara Turner

Your private Yoga classes will be led by yoga therapist, Shara Turner. She has been practicing yoga for over 10 years and teaching for nearly 3 years. The combination of many years of study and teaching teachers has enabled Shara with the skills to teach others how to manage nearly all psychosomatic diseases and rehabilitate their minds and bodies through yogic applications and practices. Sharas educational background includes studies in general science from Langara College, studies at the Saunders School of Business, University of British Columbia, a diploma of nutrition, diet and health from Ashworth, a certificate of yoga therapy, and she is registered with Yoga Alliance USA at the E-RYT 500 level.

Miracle recovery

A few years back Shara had accident that left her with a dislocated and severely fractured right arm. She was told she would never be able to straighten her arm to the same degree as pre -injury and that she would be left with pins and wires in her arm for at least 5 years. Shara remained positive and decided to use the experience as an opportunity to test all the yogic applications and theories she had spent years studying.

In less than 4 months, all the pins and wires were completely removed, she was performing arm balances, and had 100% mobility in her elbow joint. She attributes her miracle recovery to positive mind patterns, the practice of mantra, pranayama, and restorative flow yoga (which she designed) and an ayurvedic diet based upon her dosha requirements. Since then, Shara has had a sincere desire to share all her knowledge so others can heal themselves through all natural, holistic methods.

The newly constructed ashram is located at the north end of the yoga village in Ram Jhula, Rishikesh. It overlooks the Rishikesh valley, the glorious mountains, the expansive jungle landscape, and neighboring farmland. Nestled in a very quiet area, it is tucked away from the markets and any noise disturbance. This safe environment is a place where all students minds will be completely at peace thus guaranteeing an enriching experience. The only sounds you will hear are that of the fresh breeze tickling the lush greeneries and the melodic sound of the birds, all of nature's best. This location is a truly inspirational place to re-connect with nature and with one's self.

Activities
  • Massage
General
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio
Services
  • Free Wi-Fi

Healthy, delectable breakfast meals will be served on a daily basis.

Specifically selected Ayurvedic treatments will be given daily to relax and rejuvenate your minda and body. These treatments are personalized to cater your health needs and requirements which will be assessed through a consultation with an Ayurvedic doctor.

  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Daily Ayurvedic treatments
  • Daily breakfast
  • Daily private asana classes customized specifically for your needs
  • Introductory 1.5 hour visit with yoga therapist
  • Introductory visit with an Ayurvedic doctor
  • Option to join in daily meditation and pranayama classes
  • Take home yoga sequences that were customized for your needs and requirements
  • Airfare to Rishikesh, India.
  • Lunch, dinner, snacks and meals other than breakfast is not included in the package price.
  • All other activities and /or items not indicated in whats included section.
For information about the booking conditions, please send Suddha Anand Yogshala an inquiry.
  • Review by Charlotte G from UK

    "I had one of the most amazing months of my life at the Suddha Anand Yogshala in Varkala! Shara and Sachin have recently set up in there new wonderful location of Varkala, the ashram is beautiful and the perfect place to do your yoga teacher training course. Shara and Sachin are both such incredible people who make you believe you can succeed in what you are doing and make you feel very at home whilst at the Ashram. I could not recommend this place enough to those considering doing there TTC, whatever level you are in your own yoga practice you will be guided to achieve your goals. Thank you Shara and Sachin for a wonderful month."

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  • Review by Neus Maronas

    "I just can thank Shara and Sachin for being such and amazing teachers. I have learned so much in this last month. They have a passion for what they do and they share their enthusiasm. Also thank you to GuruJi, very good teacher and person."

    "The ashram is so nice, the classes are so good and the environment in Varkala it can be better. Low risk of injuries doing classes with them, as they explain all with detail. Totally recommended school for the teacher training."

    "I hope to see them again soon. Namaste"

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  • Review by Lucien M from Switzerland

    "I have spent 2 weeks practicing yoga in Suddha Anand Yogshala. It was incredible. Shara and Sachin are very competent and passionate teachers. They made me progress so much into my yoga practice. They are really professional and dedicated to yoga!"

    "The ashram is located in a very quiet place, out of the touristic area. The food was excellent too. I can just recommend this place to anyone who wants to go deeper into his practice of Yoga or to attend the Teacher Training Course"

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  • Review by Neus from Spain
    10 out of 10

    "I just can thank Shara and Sachin for being such and amazing teachers. I have learnt so much in this last month. They have passion for what they do and they share their enthusiasm. Also thank you to GuruJi, very good teacher and person. The ashram is so nice, the classes are so good and the environment in Varkala it can be better. Low risk of injuries doing classes with them, as they explain all with detail. Totally recommended school for the teacher training. I hope to see them again soon. Namaste, Neus."

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  • Review by Marina from Spain
    10 out of 10

    "I did my 200-hour YTT October 2016 in Suddha Anand Yogshala (Varkala). Since I contacted with them I could feel they are warm and kind people. I am so happy for choosing them. I love their teaching methodology: you learn step by step from the basics. I have learned a lot about adjustment and healthy posture, they always treat the body carefully and with love, so, you never force your own body. Shara and Shachin are patients, supportive, and good listener. Guru Ji is adorable, I have never met before someone like him. To spend time with him is a good chance for learning. He has a lot of knowledge about philosophy and yoga and he transmits everything with happiness. "

    "It has been a wonderful experience for me. At the end of the course I could put all my knowledge together and everything was connected. I highly recommend this ashram. And if you have any questions as a future student, don't hesitate to contact me. Happy to help! "

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  • Review by Bailey from USA
    10 out of 10

    "Wow. What to even say about this month of intensive yoga training. Shara and Sachin are the perfect duo to creating a diverse learning atmosphere. You will experience the soft, gentle side to asana practice as well as the very physically stimulating practice of Ashtanga. Each day is filled with interesting classes learning about all aspects of yoga to give a broader view than just the physical practice. After leaving the program, I feel comfortable with my knowledge on the benefits of the poses and the various aspects of yoga that most students will probably question. I was shocked by how fast they create the ability to sequence a class to create any sort of energy and I now feel comfortable to teach. I would definitely recommend this program to anybody, even people who are not so comfortable with the idea of going to India. Varkala is an extremely safe town filled mostly with tourists and pleasant locals. The ashram is much more luxurious than I expected but do not go there expecting a vacation. This is a month filled with long days of self-work, asana practice, and learning. I would love to go back someday to take another course with Shara & Sachin."

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  • Review by Jun from Spain
    10 out of 10

    "This month has been a very interesting experience. It brought many new ideas and pointed me to so many possible new journeys and projects. I learned a lot, the environment was perfect and the course was great. Thanks Sachin and Shara for your yoga and help. Thanks Sanjiv for your insight. Thanks Radi for the food. Thanks to all the group for being there and making it such a nice experience."

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  • Review by Hanne from Finland
    10 out of 10

    "I was searching different choices/places for 200-hours Yoga Teacher Training in India and sent some emails back and forth with three different schools. I never thought I would end up in Rishikesh but even the emails and discussions with Suddha Anand Yogshala were so warmhearted and incredibly nice that I ended up to do my training with them in Rishikesh. And I'm so happy I got to experience something so unique with Shara, Sachin ,Guru Ji and Kushal and of course with my fellow students."

    "Month was very demanding mentally. But Shara and Sachin supported me all along and because of their trust in me I could also trust myself and remained as focused and calm as I could in that situation. They really made me feel like I'm part of the family. And are really two beautiful and loving souls. I'm so grateful and happy that I picked Suddha Anand Yogshala for my teacher training. I can truly highly recommend Suddha Anand Yogshala for teacher training. You can experience something truly amazing with them."

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  • Review by Jennifer from USA
    10 out of 10

    "My experience at Suddha Anand Yogshala was better than I could have ever dreamed. Shara was available to answer all of my questions before I arrived. I felt very comfortable and at home quickly upon arrival. Varkala is a beautiful little beach town that was relaxed and the beach is gorgeous and close. The food was delicious at the ashram, I loved trying all of the Indian dishes and fresh juices in the morning. The teacher training was challenging and inspiring. I have left with so much new knowledge and an improved yoga practice. The philosophy, meditation, pranyama and anatomy aspects of the training were very helpful, and interesting. I especially liked the philosophy classes, learning the history and further understanding yoga as a whole. I highly recommend this program to anyone! Not only a great ashram location and great program, but it's run by such genuinely nice people that make you feel like family."

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  • Review by Kelly from United Kingdom
    10 out of 10

    "I traveled to Rishikesh with my girlfriend who was attending a yoga teacher training program at a center nearby Suddha Anand Yogshala. I was a beginner to yoga and therefore didn't feel comfortable attending a full TTC program but i really did want to emerge myself in the practice of ashtanga vinyasa. I contacted Shara and set up a time to meet for a private class. I was so impressed with the class that i booked 2 private classes per day for 14 days! Shara lead me through the ashtanga vinyasa primary series when others told me it was impossible. My body had limitations (because i was a beginner) but she showed me modifications for every posture so i could still practice the sequence in a safe way while safely opening and becoming comfortable. I learned so much over the two weeks and my practice transformed. My girlfriend was so impressed with my progress so she too came to a few group classes led by Sachin. I have no hesitation recommending Suddha Anand Yogshala to others who wish to work hard and learn. Thank you."

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  • Review by Martine from Germany
    10 out of 10

    "I was attending a teacher training in Rishikesh at another school nearby Suddha Anand Yogshala but I was not enjoying the experience. A friend from my class told me her boyfriend was attending classes with Shara and she suggested i book a few private classes. So, I did. After my first class with Shara I decided my limited time in India would be better spent studying privately with Shara so I booked 1.5 weeks of private classes. Shara's teaching style is wonderful. She is so patient and caring and seems to understand my body better then i do! She taught me a great amount about Hatha yoga and the art of sequencing. I am now teaching yoga classes for adolescent girls with disabilities and they are very much enjoying the classes. I highly recommend this school to everyone and I'm so happy someone recommended I visit!"

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  • Review by Mimi from Korea
    10 out of 10

    "The program is very challenging but so rewarding. I learned a lot about yoga and that yoga is not only Asana. There are many limbs of yoga and we need to practice and incorporate all limbs in order to really practice yoga and feel peace of yoga. Thank you to all my teachers."

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  • Review by Mike from Austria
    10 out of 10

    "Sachin has been teaching me the Ashtanga Vinyasa primary series (Mysore style) on and of for over one year. I travel a lot and whenever I am in India I make a point of visiting Suddha Anand Yogshala. Sachin is a brilliant teacher. He pushes me to my limit but has taught me to play on the edge and always respect my body. He focuses deeply on alignment and his hands on adjustments are powerful. I am grateful for all his teachings and will continue to attend his classes (in Rishikesh and Varkala) whenever I'm in India. "

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  • Review by A traveler from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    "First, I must express my gratitude to Shara and Sachin for being so welcoming. As an American and young adult I had no idea what to expect and, as imaginable, was a little nervous coming all the way to India. A breath of fresh air those two. All of the meals are arranged and follow the satvic diet. The philosophy classes teach about the satvic diet but being there you get to experience it too. I feel, that is something special, that other programs will not offer. The food was DELICIOUS too. I miss it! All of the teachers were wonderful, and truly gave you the tools to learn and continue your study after the course is over. You will not learn everything in a month and you are not supposed to. I found by pushing myself, and studying, a.k.a. putting in the work, I transformed. I studied yoga for about two years on and off before coming to Rishikesh- mostly off. They whipped me into shape! I left being able to bend in ways I never thought and as I continue to try new poses, I find myself easily being able to teach myself. I would recommend this course to anyone looking for their 200 hour teacher training. You can't beat the cultural immersion, the care and support of the teachers, and, of course, the physical training. Plus, Rishikesh is absolutely beautiful! What an all around great experience! "

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  • Review by Julie from UK
    10 out of 10

    "I attended the TTC in Rishikesh in October and it was one of the most incredible experiences in my life. When I first decided to go to India I had no clue which school I was going to choose as there is such a multitude of them and unless you have a personal recommendation it is not an easy choice."

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    "I started reading the reviews for each school and when it came to Suddha Anand yogshala I got a real positive vibe from it so I decided to follow my gut instinct and sign up to their 200 h YTT. The description of Shara was very accurate, she is incredibly helpful and responds to all your queries within few hours, she is very sweet and gentle and her passion for yoga and the yogi philosophy is contagious. Once I arrived in Rishikesh both her and Sachin were really helpful. The course is well structured, doesn’t only focus on the practice of Astanga and Hatha Yoga but on the whole Yogi philosophy, on the body anatomy, the pranayama and daily sessions of meditation are also part of the schedule. It goes without saying how much I learnt during my stay there, it was an incredible spiritual journey which has set some solid foundations to a strong development of my yoga practice and a more balanced life."

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    "Compared to other schools in Rishikesh which I know can have classes of 40+ students, I enjoyed being in a small group as it allowed us to have better access to each teacher and learn more effectively. I must say the whole course was quite intense as you only get a day off per week, but it didn’t feel like a sacrifice because I was doing something I thoroughly enjoyed. Thanks to Shara’s and Sachim’s backgrounds we were able to learn and absorb the eastern and western approach to yoga which is extremely helpful to implement when you head back to the western world after such a spiritual experience."

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    "I recommend this course to whomever wish to improve his/her yoga practice or set the foundations for a career as a yoga instructor. Namaste!"

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  • Review by Mandi from Florida, USA
    10 out of 10

    "I recently completed a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training and am very happy with my experience. It was absolutely fantastic and I honestly believe I got the best possible value for my money. "

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    "Rather than the average teacher training which is usually run and taught by only one person, the course here is taught by a team of specialists in each area -pranayama, yoga philosophy, meditation, anatomy, mantra, ashtanga and Hatha. This makes a HUGE difference in the QUALITY of training. For example, the anatomy teacher who is also a physiotherapist, had the ability to answer my questions and provide in depth information about the effects of yoga on the human body, which I think would far surpass the ability of any average yoga teacher. I feel very confident with the knowledge I walked away with."

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    "I also appreciated that they did not overcrowd their training group, especially as I was somewhat of a beginner. I got a lot of individual attention and very good adjustments while I learned the different postures. The owners (Shara and Sachin) took very good care of us all. They are both wonderful people and were always there when I needed them, whether in class or out of class."

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    "It was great to learn yoga in the home country of yoga. The scenery, food, people and teaching style really conveyed the true essence of the tradition. The yoga studio is in a nice location right beside the Ganga river and also has easy access to small shops, Internet cafes and practically everything you need. I was a solo female traveler and I found Rishikesh to be very safe and peaceful. I also have to mention that I was able to make arrangements at a nice Ayurvedic spa for daily head massages at the cost of 2 USD each I will especially miss this. "

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    "The yoga teacher training was such a beautiful experience and will always be a positive memory to me. Great staff, great training and great way to experience India. I highly recommend this place."

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  • Review by Juliano from London, UK
    10 out of 10

    "For the past month I've had the pleasure to complete my yoga teacher training at Suddha Anand with Shara and Sachin. I had a fantastic experience so I don't even know where to start."

    "Rishikesh is not an easy place to travel which quite frankly it will challenge a western traveller but it will make you focus on your yoga practice and appreciate your time on the mat and in class. It made me realize how powerful yoga can be."

    "The Teachers (guru) were exceptional, so much knowledge as well as charisma, they challenged, pushed and led me through what yoga really is. I'm pretty sure I learned something new in every class, but they taught in a way that was easy and practical to understand. Yoga is a complex topic and I felt fortunate to learn from people that truly practice and understand how powerful yoga is."

    "The shala was a bit of paradise, it overlooked the Ganga...it was a peaceful and warm place to practice ... Sunsets were stunning! From my first email with Shara, I felt I was making the right decision to be joining the right school! The course material was in depth and presented extremely well, coming in I didn't know what to expect and once I left I was thrilled with the school."

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  • Review by Mike from New York, USA
    10 out of 10

    "I came to Rishikesh for a 200hr YTT that i hoped would deepen my own practice and expose me to new facets of yoga history and philosophy. I got way more than i could've hoped! The school is run by a lovely couple, and Shara and Sachin brought in some of the best teachers from around town to give a thorough and expansive foundation for our yogi paths. In addition, they were the kindest, most generous hosts imaginable -- they went out of their way to make sure each student felt comfortable, safe and happy, they took us for special treats and surprises, answered questions, stayed late so we could practice, and were immediately responsive to our needs. Instruction was clear, curriculum was expansive, and the experience... Let's just say it was one of the best months of my life. At a very reasonable price too. "

    "The shala itself is also beautiful, air-conditioned and right on the banks of the gangga. The hotel was comfortable as well! Really everything I could've asked for. Thank you Shara, Sachin, and all of the teachers!! Nasmasteji!"

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  • Review by Martine Ricard from France
    8 out of 10

    "I am very happy of the retreat. Shara and sachin are very nice people and very open. I had a good relationship with both of them. The hotel is calm relaxing and clean. A good location in Ram Jhula Rishikesh I highly recommend this place near the ganga river...beautiful!"

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    "The spa retreat was the perfect option for me. Maybe the best of everything. Food is excelent! the level of yoga class was too demanding I catched up a training yoga for this week. I could not do each asana but I learnt a lot in few days and strength my body."

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    "The spa is really a plus in this combination most of people forget mostly to relax the muscles body and joints to rejuvenate the whole human being. Relaxation is also an important part of the meditation."

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  • Review by EfrenPrieto
    10 out of 10

    "I had the most amazing experience with them while doing their intensive ashtanga course in Rishikesh. Sachin and Shara made a beautiful mixture of teaching approaches, they are very professional, and beautiful souls. I improved my yoga practice notoriously and gained more confidence on my teaching. They motivated me and helped me understand better the meaning of yoga, it's benefits and how the alignments and regular practice have to be. If you are keen to learn, looking for inspiration, good energy and friendly environment to relax and work hard on developing yourself, then this could be good for you."

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  • Review by Efren from UK, London
    10 out of 10

    "I highly recommend this school. I had the most amazing experience with them while doing their intensive ashtanga course in Rishikesh. Sachin and Shara made a beautiful mixture of teaching approaches, they are very professional, and beautiful souls. I improved my yoga practice notoriously and gained more confidence on my teaching. They motivated me and helped me understand better the meaning of yoga, it's benefits and how the alignments and regular practice have to be. If you are keen to learn, looking for inspiration, good energy and friendly environment to relax and work hard on developing yourself, then this could be good for you."

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  • Review by Susanna Frances from Oakville Canada
    10 out of 10

    "Suddha Anand Yogshala offers a comprehensive, challenging 200-hour training. Directors, Shara and Sachin combine Eastern and Western philosophies and are well qualified in ashtanga and hatha styles. They create an attentive, caring and adaptive learning space. It was impressive learning from local experts and experiencing the incorporated rituals and customs. With this program you feel confident and eager to share what you have learned when you reach back home."

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  • Review by RedE2Go from Vancouver, Canada
    10 out of 10

    "We were fortunate to join a TTC class in progress for one week and thoroughly enjoyed every moment. Shara and Sacchin have created an amazing experience with every detail attended to. Their combined knowledge along with the teacher's they brought in created an atmosphere of learning with love and respect. Rishikesh is a perfect location for TTC - as is their school on the banks of the Ganga. We wished we could have stayed the whole month."

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  • Review by Deborah Bhomik from London, UK
    10 out of 10

    "I have just completed 200 hours TTC at Suddha Anand Yogshala. I spent 1 month at the school with the wonderful teachers, Sachin and Shara. The attention to detail in their teaching of yoga asanas and alignment is second to none. We also received in depth teachings of philosophy, meditation and anatomy. This is one of the smaller schools in Rishikesh but it has the advantage to be able to give you one to one teaching. I would not hesitate to recommend this school and training programme.Now I am home, I have realised how lucky we all were to have been to Suddha Anand Yogshala and to have met Sachin and Shara, both inspirational teachers. Also the setting of the Shala on the banks of the River Ganga is stunning."

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  • Review by Simon Darroch from Italy
    9 out of 10

    "What an amazingly transformational experience condensed into one month! I came with no expectations and many expectations! I can say I left fulfilled: wiser in the knowledge of Yoga and that it constitutes so much more than I ever thought before; wiser in myself and my interaction with others and the world; and totally passionate about wanting to walk as a Yogi in the West.The instruction of the Ashtanga Primary Series, the focus on correct alignment of postures and explanation of modifications is excellent! Philosophy teacher is just a treasure and Anatomy teacher has amazing understanding of the body and how to adapt yoga to any body type or condition/ailment/injury.Shara, Sacchin, you both have 100% passion and dedication for teaching, giving and sharing yoga and this is felt tangibly as a student. I truly came away with a massively rich and deep experience so much more than just a yoga certificate. Thank you for a life changing experience! Ram Ram ji!"

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  • Review by Sue Nethersole from Canada
    10 out of 10

    "Suddha Anand Yogshala offers a comprehensive, challenging 200 hour training. Directors, Shara and Sachin are well qualified in ashtanga and hatha asanas. They create an attentive, caring and adaptive Learning space. It was impressive learning from local experts and experiencing the incorporated rituals and customs. With this program you feel confident and eager to share what you have learned when you reach back home."

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  • Review by Kamila Lohrova from Belgium
    10 out of 10

    "The yoga teacher training course absolutely completed my expectations. I was warmly pleased by care of our teachers, anytime when we very too tired, or had health issues due to food/water. Teachers are very flexible in terms what expectations or particular wishes you have (asanas or types of yoga) because there are different people and groups. Do not be worry to ask what you like to do more/less.The scope of knowledge, asanas - practice, teaching and your own experience in such an environment will help you to become a confident and knowledgeable teacher after this month probably everybody changed in an good way!I wish Shara, Sashin, and the other teachers all the best and great moments in their lives.Hope to see you another time!"

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  • Review by Melissa Pike from Canada
    8 out of 10

    " I spent the month of July at Suddha Anand for their 200 hr teacher training and it has left such a profound impact on me. From the moment I contacted Shara, she exuded warmth (even through email!) with each of her thoughtful responses to all of my many questions.When my partner Matt and I arrived, we met Shara and Sachin and they were so welcoming, kind, and helpful. Both in the classes and outside, they were always reachable and even came rushing to bring us to the hospital when we got sick. They both went above and beyond what we could hope for and did so with genuine compassion and concern for those around them.The course itself was vastly informative and transformative. From the asana classes to pranayama, anatomy, philosophy, and meditation, the course expanded my understanding of what is yoga and I am so grateful to be able to pass forward these lessons as a yoga teacher.Thank you Shara, Sachin, Dr. Sumit, and Guru Ji for creating such a nurturing, warm, and welcoming shala where I felt supported in every lesson, question, challenge, posture, kriya, and adventure this past month! Oodles of love for Suddha Anand and everyone involved in making July training so special (including the chai stall man next store)!!!"

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  • Review by Sabine Winkler from UK
    10 out of 10

    " I did very thorough research for a 200-hr YTTC (maybe just what you do now). Going on a yoga teacher training course might be an easy decision, but finding the right one is quite time consuming. I googled to see if people suggested yoga schools in Rishikesh (as I always liked the North of India during my past travels). But then there werent any recommendations really. I asked friends, but most have not done it in the North. I personally dont read reviews on companys websites anymore (as I work in Marketing and this is what everybody does now). But as this 4-week course with Suddha Anand Yogshala was a transformative experience for me, I wanted to share my experience.I found a couple of schools in Rishikesh. I studied their daily schedule, type of yoga and how their yoga shala and accommodation looks like. Also if they have air-condition as I travelled in July. I narrowed schools down as questions were answered. Shara from Suddha Anand Yogshala always answered promptly and in a very personal and professional way. No question was too much for her.What draw me to Shara and Sachin was that Shara comes from the West and how yoga has changed her life. Also that they have extremely knowledgeable teachers in all areas of yoga, yoga philosophy, anatomy, pranayama and meditation. All our (various) questions they could answer. Guru Ji is just a delight and his knowledge is never ending. Shara and Sachin are the perfect pair for teaching yoga. Their alignment classes were excellent. As I am an Iyengar person I thought I knew it already but I realized how much I still needed to align. I very much enjoyed Anatomy with Dr. Sumit Sharma. Overall, I very much enjoyed this yoga teacher training course and can recommend Suddha Anand Yogshala. "

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  • Review by Nicole Wheeler from Australia
    10 out of 10

    " I feel so fortunate and grateful to have picked Suddha Anand Yogshala for completing my 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Course. Travelling overseas by myself for the first time to undertake a lifelong dream of mine was the most frightening thing I had done. However, once I arrived and met Sachin and Shara all of my fears disappeared and I felt welcomed, accepted and part of a family.The shala located in Rishikesh overlooks the beautiful Ganga, which is just an extra bonus on top of having gained the most incredible insight and experience of a life time that words themselves cannot begin to explain.The transformation experienced in just one month from completing the 200 hour YTT at Suddha Anand Yogshala was unlike any other experience. I am a completely new, healthier, brighter and lighter person.Thank you to all of my teachers for guiding me and sharing this journey with me. The month spent in Rishikesh will remain as one of the most treasurable times of my life."

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  • Review by Jessica Barker from USA
    10 out of 10

    " Suddha Anand YTT200 was a wonderful month-long intensive to prepare me for beginning my journey as a certified yoga instructor. I am forever indebted to them for my transformational development in body, mind and soul."

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  • Review by Michael Rosen from New York, USA
    10 out of 10

    "Suddha Anand's YTT was the best month of my life.I came to Rishikesh for a 200hr YTT that I hoped would deepened my own practice and expose me to new facets of yoga history and philosophy. I got way more than I could've hoped! The school is run by a lovely couple, and Shara and Sachin brought in some of the best teachers from around town to give a thorough and expansive foundation for our yogi paths. In addition, they were the kindest, most generous hosts imaginable -- they went out of their way to make sure each student felt comfortable, safe and happy, they took us for special treats and surprises, answered questions, stayed late so we could practice, and were immediately responsive to our needs. Instruction was clear, curriculum was expansive, and the experience... Let's just say it was one of the best months of my life. At a very reasonable price too.The shala itself is also beautiful, air-conditioned and right on the banks of the ganga. The hotel was comfortable as well! Really everything i could've asked for.Thank you Shara, Sachin and all of the teachers!! Nasmasteji!"

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  • Review by Juliano De Brito from Brazil
    10 out of 10

    "For the past month I've had the pleasure to complete my yoga teacher training at Suddha Anand with Shara and Sachin. I had a fantastic experience so I don't even know where to start.Rishikesh is not an easy place to travel which quite frankly it will challenge a western traveller but it will make you focus on your yoga practice and appreciate your time on the mat and in class... It made me realize how powerful yoga can be.The teachers (guru) were exceptional, so much knowledge as well as charisma, they challenged, pushed and led me through what yoga really is. I'm pretty sure I learned something new in every class, but they taught in a way that was easy and practical to understand. Yoga is a complex topic and I felt fortunate to learn from people that truly practice and understand how powerful yoga is.The shala was a bit of paradise, it overlooked the Ganga...it was a peaceful and warm place to practice ... Sunsets were stunning!!From my first email with Shara, I felt I was making the right decision to be joining the right school! The course material was in depth and presented extremely well, coming in I didn't know what to expect and once I left I was thrilled with the school."

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  • Review by Mandi from UAE
    10 out of 10

    " I recently completed a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training and am very happy with my experience. It was absolutely fantastic and I honestly believe I got the best possible value for my money.Rather than the average teacher training which is usually run and taught by only one person, the course here is taught by a team of specialists in each area -pranayama, yoga philosophy, meditation, anatomy, mantra, ashtanga and hatha. This makes a HUGE difference in the QUALITY of training. For example, the anatomy teacher who is also a physiotherapist, had the ability to answer my questions and provide in depth information about the effects of yoga on the human body, which I think would far surpass the ability of any average yoga teacher. I feel very confident with the knowledge I walked away with.I also appreciated that they did not overcrowd their training group, especially as I was somewhat of a beginner. I got a lot of individual attention and very good adjustments while I learned the different postures. The owners (Shara and Sachin) took very good care of us all. They are both wonderful people and were always there when I needed them, whether in class or out of class.It was great to learn yoga in the home country of yoga. The scenery, food, people and teaching style really conveyed the true essence of the tradition. The yoga studio is in a nice location right beside the Ganga river and also has easy access to small shops, Internet cafes and practically everything you need. I was a solo female traveler and I found Rishikesh to be very safe and peaceful. I also have to mention that I was able to make arrangements at a nice ayurvedic spa for daily head massages at the cost of $2 each... I will especially miss this.The yoga teacher training was such a beautiful experience and will always be a positive memory to me. Great staff, great training and great way to experience India. I highly recommend this place."

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  • Review by Andres Duran Maillo from Spain
    10 out of 10

    "I was searching for the path to go deeper into my yoga knowledge. After examining the different schools in Rishikesh I discovered a school where i ended up meeting yoga teachers Sachin and Rajkumari. I compared prices, programmes, looked at the pictures of the web site (I suppose that youre doing something similar right now), and I made a decision because I thought that these particular teachers would be worth the effort of my visit from Spain.I can affirm that with Sachin and Rajkumari I lived and experienced the real yoga. This was very different from any other experience i know in past.They are traditional teachers but have a wide international perspective. They know perfectly our needs and know how to teach to us individually. Their teaching is very informative for students. They are passionate about what they teach, all students feel that. What else to say ? Very positive teachers. If you study with them you will get a traditional, holistic and beautiful vision of yoga. I am certain of that. "

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  • Review by Didier Van Riet from France
    10 out of 10

    "Mishra Ji was our pranayama yoga teacher. Through his experience and knowledge, he was able to teach us a large part of the pranayama techniques and the effect on the body. He shared with us his long experience of practicing yoga and gave us a lot of tips to be able to apply the techniques on ourselves. A very charismatic man, its a great privilege to me to be in his course."

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  • Review by Shailesh Patel from South Africa
    10 out of 10

    "I was a student of Suddha Anand Yogshala. Shara Turner was my yoga teacher for individual classes, I had been with the school since 1st January 2015. During my yoga training I found Shara intelligent, dependable, well spoken, honest and extremely hard working in the class.She has demonstrated her passion for yoga in my training sessions coming up with creative yoga routines and flow, she paid attention to the details of my yoga postures, corrected them gently without any force and her quality of patience and care was remarkable.I enjoyed her yoga class as she explained each posture in detail, showing the benefits, how to control the breath and with the spiritual discipline that Shara demonstrated, was beneficial for my soul growth.I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Shara Turner to any new students intending to do yoga at the Suddha Anand Yogshala."

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  • Review by Ivy Kung from Hong Kong
    10 out of 10

    "As a single female traveller to Rishikesh, I feel very safe and secured with Shara and Sachin's hosting of my one week stay. This young couple is the owner of their yoga studio Suddha Anand Yogshala. They partner with a chic boutique hotel Sanskriti. Throughout the whole stay, I was very well taken care of, both by Shara and Sachin, and the staff from the hotel.The whole package is tailored made for individual and is very personalized according to ones needs. You can choose from options of doing yoga, having spa treatments, taking yoga teaching training course or just simply relax in the cafe watching Holy Ganga. It is suitable for any size of group. Shara and Sachin are very flexible in matching all the guests' needs. It's extremely suitable for a single traveller like myself, that I've already felt like at home and being friends with them. The hotel is a small scale one, with maximum capacity of only 12 persons. If anyone likes some privacy while still wants to mingle with the hotel staff and other guests, this is a very good choice.Compared with other packages, this is a little pricey, but it definitely worth the price. With a single price paid, one can enjoy 2 yoga classes, 2 spa sessions, 3 meals of any choices at any time, and a very nice, clean and spacious room, nothing could beat it. I enjoyed so much during this week and I totally felt the recharging energy after I went back to my city. I'm glad that I've picked the right choice, this is completely flawless. I will definitely go back to Rishikesh to visit this beautiful couple and the staff from the hotel."

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