World Peace Yoga School

World Peace Yoga School offers yoga teacher training and provides the correct understanding, context, traditions, and meaning of yogic science, asana, and philosophy.

Yoga Retreats 14

Instructors 22

Vishnu Panigrahi

Yogi Vishnu is the founder and visionary of World Peace Yoga School and he is an exceptionally accomplished teacher. He knows how to read the beautiful language of Sanskrit, has extensively studied spiritual scriptures on a wide array of topics, and has his masters degree in both yoga and Sanskrit.

Dr. Gaurav Agrawal

Dr. Gaurav Agrawal is an experienced philosophy and meditation teacher. As a professor of clinical psychology in an Indian university, he is well versed in both ancient and modern sciences of mind. He was born in a religious Hindu family which gave him chance to learn and practice Indian spiritual values from the beginning.

Swami Shri Kasyap Ji

Swami Ji is a yoga philosophy, meditation, pranayama, and healing teacher. Swami Ji developed exceptional hobbies of touring the great vibrating Himalayas in pursuit of acquiring meditational and yogic skills to become a master of "Mistry School".

Dr. E. Amaravathi

Dr. E. Amaravathi is a pranayama, meditation, therapy, and anatomy teacher. She is an accomplished yoga therapist and a modern guru, who has relentlessly pursued integrating scientific and medical approaches to yoga therapy. She is a Master in physiotherapy with specialization in cardiovascular and pulmonary disorders. She has tremendous expertise in ICU rehabilitation, physiotherapy applications in various conditions, and therapeutic yoga.

Vidushi Sharma

Vidushi is a certified and registered yoga teacher. Spiritual and professional, she has an experience of 12 years in the field of yoga, as a yoga trainer with diversified experience of training in schools, colleges, prisons, ashrams, institutions, spas, wellness centers, gyms, and corporate houses.


Tarika is an international wellness coach with over 10 years of rich and deep experience in natural wellness medicine and macrobiotics. She has trained, consulted, and taught in a variety of locations such as Spain, the United States, and all across India. She is also a published author, a level III Reiki Master, a Kundalini yoga teacher, and is the founder of Sacred Swan, an organization that promotes health and creativity of women and children.

Moksha Priya Ji

She is a certified and registered yoga teacher at (500 RYT). With 15 years of teaching experience around the world, Moksha teaches meditation, pranayama, Hatha yoga, mantras chanting, and yoga philosophy. Moksha is one of the most popular teachers in the world.

Yoga Alliance RYT 500 (Hatha Yoga)

Yogi Naveen Raj

Naveen Raj, also known as yogi Naveen, is a pranayama and meditation teacher. He is a spiritual seeker. After closely observing life, he has realized that worldly pleasure is not real and long-lasting. He felt the divine inner urge to tread on the path of spirituality and assimilated of the eight limbs of Patanjali Ashtanga yoga, teachings of Srimad Bhagwad Gita, Ramayana, and Swami Vivekananda, without any dilutions and modifications. To him, life is the subject of self-research.

Yogi Dhirendra

Dhirendra is a Hatha and Ashtanga certified yoga teacher. He is one of the most popular teachers in the world.

Yogi Umesh Sharma

Umesh is an Ashtanga and Hatha yoga teacher. He has done his master in yogic sciences and has been teaching yoga for 15 years. He is very simple with a high state of intelligence and very gentle soul. Everyone loves his true teaching and true nature. Umesh's each class is very inspiring.

Yogesh Jakhmola

Yogesh is a young and dynamic teacher. He teaches human anatomy, physiology, and yoga therapy at World Peace Yoga school. His passion for teaching always inspires him to gain in-depth knowledge of his subject. His teaching is based on theory, discussion, and demonstration, using all tools and techniques. He has done Masters in Yoga Science and Yoga Therapy. He is also certified in 200 hours yoga teacher training course.

Yogi Parlad Ji

He is a Hatha yoga teacher at WPYS for more than a year. He is completely established in Hatha yoga. Parlad ji’s teaching style is completely different than others, he teaches with full of love, respect as well as unders tanding that each of us needed. These qualities make him a good yoga teacher. Parlad Ji born and brought up in Rishikesh, learned yoga in Rishikesh with many great masters. He is a well-experienced teacher with good practical knowledge. He has a Master in yoga sciences from uttarkhand university. 500 hours of certified yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance USA.

Ajay Dashmana

Ajay Dashmana is a reputed teacher of Yoga Anatomy & Yoga Therapy in Rishikesh. He has in depth knowledge in the field of Yoga Anatomy, Physiology & Yoga Therapy. He imparts knowledge on a deeper level that helps people to lead a healthy and peaceful life. The philosophy of his life is “Educate and Transform”. He has done Diploma in Yogic Science. He is also certified in 500 Hours YTTC.

Swami Shivabrahmananda Saraswati

He is a Sanyasi who left his home at the age of 19 in quest of spiritual knowledge. He talks on Yoga Philosophy based on Vedanta, Patanjali Yoga Sutra, and Bhagwad Gita. He spent three years on the banks of Narmada River doing penance. Following that he joined Arsha vidya peetham, Rishikesh where he completed the three year Vedanta course conducted by Dayananda ashram from 2003 to 2006. After the course Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati sent him to the tribal belt in Madya Pradesh to start a free student home. He spent three years managing the student home. Presently teaching yoga philosophy.

Yogi Amit Payal

He is a yoga Instructor with advanced training in yoga and specialization in Hatha and Ashtanga principles. He is an experience lead yoga classes for all skill levels, from beginning to advanced. He teaches student correct postures to ensure maximum benefit and safety. Yogi Amit provide guided meditation at the beginning and end of each class to help students center themselves and get the most out of each session. He is responsible for handling a class of 36 students of all age group. He guides students to modify poses to avoid anatomical problem areas or to challenge themselves as needed.

Parveen Sharma

She has done 5 years integrated course in Yoga (BA & MA) from Dev Sanskriti University, Haridwar. She is authorized by Dev Sanskriti University to teach and heal society. She is known for her authenticity and non-judgmental teaching styles with compassion centred Yoga. She has 9 years of experience in teaching and conducting workshops, seminars, and retreat and her total experience includes working with organizations and renowned Academies and have also gained vast experience of dealing and counseling people by working with Academy.

Yogi Navkant Juyal

Yogi Navkant Juyal Completed Masters of science in yogic science and holistic health. He is trained in a different aspect of hatha yoga, yoga philosophy, yoga psychology yoga therapy and health. He loves sharing the knowledge and his experience of yoga learned from different yoga professors and teachers of university. He will be helping to understand the basic principles of yoga so the student will be able to prepare their base and begin there journey in yoga; the journey which is leading you toward becoming aware to your real self.

Yogi Rajeev Kumar Nautiyal

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 certificate, he has also graduated in Yogic Science from Uttarakhand University and in Yoga Naturopathy. He currently teaches Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga and pranayama.

Yogi Manish

Yogi Manish is a motivated yoga instructor with advanced training in yoga, specializing in Ashtanga and Hatha principles. He gets much enjoyment from inspiring others to improve wellness and commit to long-term health and fitness goals. He is full of energy which complements his collaborative spirit. He has garnered a teaching skill, being an encouraging, flexible, adaptable and intuitive. He has been a lifelong learner of yoga and associated practice, receiving his bachelor of arts and became Yoga Alliance certified in 2015. He is now pursuing his learning process by taking a masters in yoga.

Jehir Abbas

Jehir Abbas, also called as Siddha brings a wealth of knowledge from his diverse experience and background. Jehir has been always a follower of his passion and to follow his passion of yoga he came to the yoga capital Rishikesh, eventually, he has successfully completed 500 RYT Teachers training course. Teaching yoga classes quickly took over and he has begun to share his passion for it. His yoga classes blend his love of creative ways of sharing this traditional knowledge with modern aspects which connect the students deeply.

Yogi Nicky

Yogi Nicky’s teaching style is completely different from other yoga teachers. Every class he teaches is filled with love, passion and respect and he likes to push his students to improve their personal practice. Nicky ji was born and raised in Rishikesh where he has learned yoga from many great masters s. With over 7 years’ experience in teaching yoga and teacher training, he has a good practical knowledge of teaching. He also studied in Uttarakhand University and holds a 500 hours YTT certificate and is certified with yoga alliance USA.

Yogi Surendra

Yogi Surendra has been instrumental in the Yogic path since 2000. He has been trained extensively in Yogic Science from various world-renowned yoga institutes and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Yoga Education (PGDYed) from Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute, Lonavala and a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Yogic Science and Holistic Health. Apart from his Yoga training, he is also a Certified Sound Healer from IASH and Master of Self Hypnotherapy from California Hypnosis Institute. Currently, he conducts in-depth Yoga and Meditation teacher training in association with Yoga Schools in Rishikesh.

Reviews 77

Dafne Godolphin

from Israel, April 2018

"Bliss and happiness all the time "

This city is amazing.

The school is beautiful, have a high energy that makes you feel comfortable and like home. You have everything that you need there.

Just bring your mat and enjoy this amazing and unforgettable experience!

Anne Kathrine Pedersen

from Denmark, October 2018

"Life-changing experience "

The teachers were amazing! Every single one of them were so inspiring and knowledgeable, and really seemed to be geniunuly interested in our learning.

The subjects were very interesting and taught very well.

The environment is very auspicious for diving into yourself but also for sharing your spiritual journey with people on the same page.

The city Rishikesh is beautiful and so are the people there (remember to have leave some days after the course to experience in the city).

Will recommend!

Cyril Besanger

from France, October 2018

"Amazing experience"

The Knowledge and practice and sharings of Yoga, with such open hearted energetic beings ♡☆


from Qatar, September 2018

"A needed course for everyone"

It opens a new channel to every question a human being asks himself. A wonderful inner journey.

Mathilde Nadeau

from France, August 2018

"Great "

Most classes great, good location, good food, good accommodation

The overall very good, It met my expectations, I recommend

Megumi Mashimo

from Japan, July 2018

"An awful accommodation "

I met lovely people there. They’re from all over the country. Taking yoga classes together, going excursions and having food together was such a great experience. If they weren’t here, this retreat would be such a mess.

Sophie Loughe

from United States, July 2018

"Not as advertised"

Location, accommodation and food were good. Some staff very knowledgeable. Listened to complaints and tried to make adjustments.

Tiffany Lewis

from United States, June 2018

"One of the best decisions of my life "

Don’t think I can fully put in words what a wonderful and fulfilling experience it was taking the 200hr yoga certification course at World Peace Yoga School in Rishikesh. From the moment I reached World Peace Yoga school I felt at home. The owner Guru Vishnu greeted us at the entrance and a volunteer was there to help with our luggage and escort us to our rooms. Everyone there is soo kind and becomes a friend. I truly have deepened my yoga belief and knowledge. Coming from NYC I had a lot of apprehensions taking the yoga course here in Rishikesh instead of just taking the course weekly in the city- and I was blown away and so grateful I completed my certification here. The teachers ARE the BEST- and a WEALTH of KNOWLEDGE. Classes begin at 6am with the last class ending at 7pm, 6 days a week so you are pushed physically and mentally, but it’s all rewarding at the end. I can go On and On about all the wonderful people and experiences at WPYS but there’s not enough space here, lol... I’m looking forward to completing my 300hr course here hopefully within the next year or 2 after I apply all I’ve learned at home :)

Beth Nott

from Australia, April 2018

The friendly atmosphere.

Ilana Mann

from United Kingdom, April 2018

Yoga classes were great. Lovely to have an organised excursion each day.

Samantha D'avino

from Switzerland, March 2018

"200 Hour YTTC March 18"

The knowledga of the teachers is outstanding. They provide you with so much information in this short time. Outstanding!

Magnus Arni Skjold Magnusson

from Belgium, March 2018

"Fantastic retreat"

Bathing in the Ganges at sunrise. Meditating on the balcony at sunset. Fantastic food. I went on this retreat to unwind after a tough mission in a war zone and also to celebrate my birthday. The staff and instructors at the Samadhi Ashram went out of their way to make it an unforgettable experience. And it was. The location is beautiful. Like a fairy tale. Namaste.

Charni Naidu

from Australia, March 2018

"Calming and peaceful experience"

Loved the people, town and so many things to do! We were surprised to arrive during the international yoga festival as well as holi festival. It was truly magical!

Ella Amato

from Italy, March 2018


Teachers were amazing, they are full with knowledge and passion for what they teach, you will definetely not be bored at lessons. The school staff is very kind and gentle, they help you out whenever you need. It's like having a second family and at the end you will be so sad to go back home

Lucy Roberts

from United States, March 2018

"Loved every minute "

The whole experience from start to finish everyone was so helpful the teachers so knowledgeable the foodndeliocuous amdnthe accommodation was more then comfortable


from United States, March 2018

"A highly spiritual & mindful retreat"

Rajiv our yoga, Pranayama & meditation teacher was very good combining the brief overview of the background and reasons of rach technique followed by extensive practice bith mornings and afternoons.

Also the excursions during the day allowed a sneaky peak into the beauty of the Himalayans, Ganges and spiritual sites.

A special thank you to Vishnu Ji the world peace yoga school founder guru who’s high spiritual energy and warm heart is embeded in the place and in everything he does! Om!

Breanne Warkenton

from United States, February 2018

"Not great :/"

The yoga teacher was pretty good. He was nice.

Ana Salinas

from Mexico, February 2018

"Not worth it"

Kitchen staff were very nice

Emily Stevens

from United Kingdom, January 2018

"Disappointing, heavily over priced. Yoga classes were good "

My instructor - he was very friendly and I enjoyed his teaching and approach and out trips out. As far as I can see he is not listed above???

My massage was lovely.

Prachi Mehta

from United States, January 2018

"Disappointing experience"

The food on Christmas night was good and elaborate.

Someone came to pick me.from the bus station and also took the market for shopping since it was very cold and i had to buy some.thermals. The driver and his partner were very kind , sweet and considerate.

The excursion to the Shiv temple from where you could see the himalayas was awesome.

Simona Mihaela Chiriacescu

from Romania, November 2017

"A place where you feel like home"

The comunication and the atitude of the staff. They are very friendly and want to help you.

The environment and the athmosphere at the center.

My room was very clean with a nice view. Hot water.

Food is very good and you can eat as much as you want. You cand order anytime tea or cofe. This is realy important because you can t get this facilities in all the places.

Guruji Vishnu takes care of each person to be happy. He took me on his motorbike in the morning to participate to his pranayama classes because I told him I woild like more.

Abhishek is a great guide and wonderful being. He helped me a lot with the simcard, info about India and motorbike.

They provide awesome trips to different places.

I had a real nice yoga retreat at world peace yoga school. I will definetly come back. They made my journey in Rishikesh to be amazing. Thank you yoga teacher Kim, to Shooba, Abhisek and all the staff. Keep doing wonderful things. Hope to see you back soon.

Konstantin Grisin

from Latvia, November 2017

"Fantastic retreat experience "

We ve been together with my wife and both of us are very grateful to WPYS for making our week retreat unforgettable.

1. We ve been met in airport (perfectly on time)

2. Stay was very good, rooms are big, clean with everything you need. Spacious yoga hall with all neseccery supplies and one hall on the roof. Amazing view from the roof.

3. Food was perfect thanks to the guys in kitchen - fresh, light but nutritious and tasty. And they always asked us for preferences.

4. Location is very nice as well - many small shops, place to it and enjoy Rishikesh. Beatles ashram 2.5km walking diatance.

5. And of course teachers are professionals with a lot of knowledge to share, very friendly and helpful.

Crina Pastor

from United Kingdom, October 2017

""Exelence in all actions""

I am gratefull and lucky to meet the teachers, so passioned about there work, that had shared there knowledge, to the stuf from the kitchen for making me fall in love with the indian cuisine, to those that organized and were with us every sunday on the outdoor excursions,and to all those that i meet or not, but were there taking care of us.

Namaste, Crina from Romania! t

Joanna Veronica

from United Arab Emirates, September 2017

"An EPIC journey into what Yoga truly IS"

I liked it all.

Jesper Brodén

from Sweden, July 2017

"Amazing month"

The love between the students attending. The teachers love and commitment. The magic of Laxman Juhla. The warm and heartfelt smiles of the people living there. I would go back without hesitation but the world is a big place..if you are indecisive about booking this course or not, don't be, it will be worth it!

Thank you for everything!

Magali Clazon

from Argentina, July 2017

"Great classes!"

I really enjoy the classes, the people, the food. Very nice ambient :)


from United States, July 2017

Everyone was so friendly and helpful. There is a cleaning staff that works hard to keep the school clean. The good was excellent. Lots to try. Teachers were fun and clearly explained content. They truly care about our education.


from China, June 2017

"perfect is impossible, But it's good, can be better."

some Of the classes And teachers.

Sela Felker

from Canada, June 2017

"An Amazing Experience"

The teachers are very knowledgable and are open to any questions or doubts you may have. The food is always delicious and ready for you to eat and the chef is willing to better fit your needs as he is very kind.

The rooms are large with a good working fan and the option to add air conditioning. Staff is always willing to help you and answer questions and provide best experience. The views from common areas is absolutely breath taking and worth seeing. This was an amazing journey and I grew so much as a person. I came out with so much more knowledge and wisdom than expected and felt so blessed to be apart of the Work Peace Yoga School family.


from Singapore, May 2017

"amazing experience with wpys"

awesome school , awesome teachers , surrounded with all the awesome people .

kitchen chef Raj is such a nice person who always try to serve the best for us . nothinf negative to say about wpys !!

Katerina Mirialli

from United States, May 2017

"An unforgettable experience in all levels. "

Teachers were professionals and really kind. The hole staff treated as with respect and gratitude. I'm pleaded in every way. The location of the school ,in my opinion, is the best it could be.

Yolanda Lee

from Hong Kong, May 2017

"unexpected life changing-journey!!"

The teachers are enthusiastic in teaching and demonstrate a yogi lifestyle and mindset themselves. They created a good environment which stimulates an exchange of thoughts between students. learn a lot about myself and life here.

Also, they teach much more than the official 200-hr requirement, we learn a lot about Ayurveda (i love that!), yoga therapy (which is in 300-hr), etc.

Kyle Konecny

from United States, May 2017

"Disappointed doesn't begin to describe my experience "

the teachers were the only positive to come out of it

Antonella Fimiani

from South Africa, April 2017

"beautiful people, beautiful place"

The people were amazing, the quality of yoga and the instructors were unbelievable

Chiara Kofol

from Germany, April 2017

"Magic holiday"

Everything. After adjusting to the chaos in the streets I got the magic of Rishikesh. The power of river Ganga, on the beaches you feel it's sound and it's energy, you understand why it's considered divine. In the evening the mountains sorround Rishikesh as if they were black clouds against the grey sky and the tows echoes all the prayers coming from the ashrams. People are awesome, not attached to money, welcoming and spiritual. Yoga teachers are amazing, very well prepared and able to help you correcting the postures in a very professional way. I'll go back.

Lucie Hébert

from Canada, April 2018

"Une grande qualité d’enseignement"

Vraiment la grande qualité de l’enseignement et le jeu, tout près du Gange et des cafés invitants. La'proximité des habitants de Rishikesh et l’énergie de cet endroit magnifique.

Janna Tiete

from Germany, March 2018

During my 6-day Yoga Retreat everybody was helpful, friendly and just wanted the best for us...they really care about their students. They made everything possible what we would liked to experience and took us on some unexpected adventures.

Holistic program during the day..different yoga classes: Hatha, Pranayam, Ashtanga Vinyasa and Meditation and an daily excursion.

I felt like having a little family around me.

Amina Hasanovic

from Germany, December 2017

"Die beste Erfahrung meines Lebens "

Ich wollte ursprünglich nur lernen und gesundes Essen, ich bekam 20 neue Freunde und ganz wissen. Ich fühle mich gut und habe mein Herz chakra geöffnet ;-)


from France, December 2017

enseignement de qualité, cours très intéressants.

Diana Cruz

from Colombia, July 2017

"You enjoy things as you wanna enjoy them"

The energy of the people you meet in a yoga retreat is absolutely beautiful, I learned a lot from all my classmates and we where constantly charing questions and very nice energy. I changed both physically and mentally, because I got way much more flexible and I started learn how to live in the present and I love it.

India is not the cleanest nor organized country but if you have good attitude you will enjoy it a looot. To be honest it all depend on you. It is n entire experience, I absolutely recomend it.

Thanks very much for this experience

Maureen Cervantes

from Mexico, July 2017

Los profesores son muy buenos, y es muy lindo compartir con compañeros de todo el mundo. La ubicación de la escuela es buena. Todo el personal de la escuela es muy amable en general.

Maria Victoria Spataro

from Argentina, May 2017

"Experiencia única"

Me encanto todo. El lugar es hermoso, grande y bien cuidado. Los profesores son un amor. Esta muy buen ubicado. Todos me cuidaron mucho. Me sentí como en casa. Una experiencia inolvidable lo súper recomiendo.

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A challenging and transformational month with a world of learning and possibility ahead.


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Mind blowing life changing you saved my life forever grateful.


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I had a good time the hatha & ashtanga classes were highlights though all the teachers were knowledgeable. All the students were really nice .


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My overall experience is very good the location and facility are good and the staff and the teachers are really good.

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