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 (17)
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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!
from United States, January 2019
"Thank you for the sharing of your knowledge. "
You are very professional in yoga teaching, postures. All the yoga teachers are very good. All the team do the best for our teaching. Thank you for your humility, joy to share and teach. Namasté 🙏😊
from United States, December 2018
"Incredible life changing experience"
I did the 200 hour Kundalini yoga teacher training and everything exceeded my expectations with how the course would be. The staff and teachers were incredible - so knowledgeable and friendly. They really became like family. Although it was an intensive course (waking up at 5am and going to bed at 10pm) I would highly recommend it for others who are interested in the spiritual side of yoga. There were a lot of opportunities for practices with the group for meditation, asanas, and more. There was enough free time to explore the town and have fun also!
from United States, December 2018
"not good as I thought "
Thanks to this experience I looked deeper into myself changing the perspective of my life and the world. I learned how to breath and all the different techniques that can improve my day life. I definitely achieved new skills and knowledges that I will share with others. I learned how to stay with other people from other countries, how to share a dining room or my personal room. it was a great experience because I was myself for the rest of the time and no one was pushing me to change or be a completely different person. I really appreciated all the time, knowledges that each teacher shared with us.
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).
from France, October 2018
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.
from France, August 2018
Most classes great, good location, good food, good accommodation
The overall very good, It met my expectations, I recommend
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.
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.
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 :)
from Australia, April 2018
The friendly atmosphere.
from Great Britain, April 2018
Yoga classes were great. Lovely to have an organised excursion each day.
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
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.
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!
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
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!
from United States, February 2018
"Not great :/"
The yoga teacher was pretty good. He was nice.
from Mexico, February 2018
"Not worth it"
Kitchen staff were very nice
from Great Britain, 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.
from United States, January 2018
The food on Christmas night was good and elaborate.
Someone came to pick me.from the bus station and also took me.to 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.
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.
from Great Britain, 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
from United Arab Emirates, September 2017
"An EPIC journey into what Yoga truly IS"
I liked it all.
from Sweden, July 2017
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!
from Argentina, July 2017
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.
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 !!
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.
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.
from United States, May 2017
"Disappointed doesn't begin to describe my experience "
the teachers were the only positive to come out of it
from South Africa, April 2017
"beautiful people, beautiful place"
The people were amazing, the quality of yoga and the instructors were unbelievable
from Germany, April 2017
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.
Julieta Mariel Rodriguez
from Thailand, July 2019
I would not have enough words to describe how happy and grateful to have chosen this School I am! From the very first moment, everybody made sure the school would feel like home to us -home far away from home- which I truly appreciate. The Training syllabus is outstanding, all the subjects are super interesting and relevant for anyone wanting to go deeper into the ancient knowledge of Yoga after the 200hr, and this wouldn't be possible if the Teachers and Founder were not as amazing, professional and inspirational as they are. You can tell how Yoga is a part of the daily lives of each of them. All the Staff, both at reception and kitchen, are very friendly and helpful, always ready to assist you on anything you might need with a smile on their faces. The atmosphere and energy of the place are really nice also, it feels light and bright, and the school has a beautiful garden area as well as a big balcony with view to the mountains. All the Halls where you have the classes are clean and fully equipped. Thanks to all and each of you for making this transformational experience in my life so unique; thanks to you I do feel I have a home in Rishikesh now and if ever considering taking another Yoga Training this would definitely be the place. If you are looking for a truthful, enriching and transformational Yoga experience this is definitely the place to be!
Julieta from Argentina (for some reason this website is showing Thailand)
from Germany, July 2019
"200-hour TT in Litauen"
Es war alles in allem ein wunderbarer Aufenthalt in Litauen. Die Unterbringung war i.O. Das Essen hingegen war fantastisch, es gab jeden frisches , veganes Essen.
Die Stunden, die wir mit Vishnu Pranighari hatten, waren unfassbar wertvoll.
Auch der Yoga -Unterricht, der durch einen lithauischen Yoga-Lehrer erteilt wurde, hat mich in meiner Yogapraxis unfassbar bereichert.
from Canada, December 2018
"Non adapté aux débutants "
Le personnel est vraiment gentil et attentionné.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
I had an amazing experience of staff discovery, studying and developing physically and mentally very good teachers, great facility, nice staff. Thank you for everything!
Next time I will be back here to get continue drum lessons from headmaster!
A Pivotal moment in my life.
from Saudi Arabia,
Great staff, Great teachers, Great atmosphere, Beautiful location & food.
I definitely learned a lot, good tools for better life which to take with me and cherish.
Very Intense + challenging experience. I came as a beginner and I go back as a beginner that is more awake of is to start. More awake of my strength + weaknesses ( mentally + physically). Learn a lot from great teachers. The teachers is really worked. Thank you for this excellent. Opportunity of performance development
It was the best experience of my life I learn much more than yoga. I learn about life.
My time of learning and observing at WPYS was life changing! I am grateful for every teaching. I have received both on and off the mat. My heart is filled with love. NAMASTE
It’s been a great experience. Very good teachers and I have learned a lot.
Interesting but good. A true learning experience + time for personal growth
Good. Excellent. Will come to attend 300 hrs TTC
from United States,
For the first time I was able to see My true self vs. My ego. I feel fortunate to
have come into this amazing family. Rishikesh & Teaching Staff was life changing.
It was harder than I expected. But every minute was worth it! I learned Yoga. But the most I learned about myself.
An experience of a lifetime, one that I will never forget & so incredibly grateful for life opportunity.
It was Challenging Physically, Emotionally & Spiritually. I am going to have feeling BLISS. Can’t get any better than that.
Mireia Beas Moix
Great! the school staff and cooks have been very supportive and helpful! Many wonderful new friends!
from United Kingdom,
This has been a truly transformative experience and I am grateful for all the experiences.
from Hong Kong,
Very impressive teaching and teachers. open my eyes to yoga way to living and thinking. Warm and lovely atmosphere, among classmate.
Alba Ruigomez Pastor
The experience was very good, the food was amazing every day, the staff ,the group was very nice.
Rishikesh is Magical- Truly Transformative
The staff where great they did their best to make sure you where happy The accommodation is in a half finished building. The dining hall is open to the elements monkeys run rampant. The pillows are very old and have turned a yellow brown. The beds are too old as well. It's nothing like what was projected on the website.
My yoga teacher training was all in all good. The holder of the place Visnu, didn't seem into anything else but his own talk about cleanliness. Few days it was terribly cold and 2/3 of us got sick. But they didn't put heaters on rooms on Visnu's command, even though reception suggested it, because of money. We were really lucky cause he was away for two weeks of the time that we were there. I wanted to write an honest review about my experience but they didn't let me. They told me I'm an evil person who just wants to harm their school. Cause it was so cold few of the students being sick and disappointed dropped out. Visnu made them feel really bad about themselves and gave ridiculously little money back to them.
Our ashtanga teacher Sanjeev was good and made us challenge ourselves. He was there for his first months. Our Hatha teacher Helen was lovely as a person but not really an inspiring yoga teacher. Neither of the teachers really aligned with us, which was a shame. Our yoga therapy teacher was really good and enthusiastic. Our yoga anatomy was touch by our hatha yoga teacher and from those classes I didn't really get anything out of. Yoga philosophy was good. And our pranayama and (in Visnu absense) meditation teacher was something exceptional. Because the presence of this Sanjeev, I hold no hurge to the place. Some things resonated with me and some things really didn't.
Have to add to the review that our Ashtanga yoga teacher Sanjeev was really attentive cause my ankle was badly sprained in the last week of being there.
But the reception, person who sang us mantras at the beginning and the end plus on kirtan and our pranayama teacher were really good and kind-hearted people, for them I would give more than five stars. I can't remember if I added already that the place changed locations since then, so maybe the temperature next January is tolerable.
This was great learning experience for me but would never go back to that school as long as Visnu is the leader of the place. Hopefully they will have more stable staff from now on cause maybe that will improve the quality. The competition in Rishikesh between yoga schools is crazy, so always wherever in the world where money made from western people and competition. It might take take nasty turns
Management Response from World Peace Yoga School:
Our building, accommodation, campus and yoga studios are new and we are the most reputed school in Rishikesh with well qualified, PHD teachers with yogic background. Vishnu ji is master, spiritual body and one of the most happiest, loving person in Rishikesh. He always inspires students to live yogic life-style but some students don't want to follow it cause they think yoga is only physical exercise. Our purpose is always to bring change in people lives, to prepare their bodies, minds for yoga and it requires sacrifice for without sacrifice there is no absolute knowledge.
About room heaters:
It is very clear in our website as well as listings that we don't provide room heater. for the reason we teach breathing techniques in pranayama while course such us, how to heat the body, how to cool the body, how to control the mind with breathing so if some body use room heater before and after practice then it affects on body temperature and this way they can not learn or success techniques.
Helen is most paid and popular, knowledgeable teacher, she has been teaching more then 3 years around the world also loved by students the most.
All over we understand people traveling long way to learn yoga from India but at same time they have to follow Indian yoga system. We can not support wrong behaviours cause it is against our whole system. our aim, our work purpose to give the whole world healthy and peaceful lifestyle.
I really love this experience. The school is serious and know what they're teaching us. Great teachers on theoretical part and on the asana part. My knowledge got organized and definitely increased. I got straight on my body and so I could improve my asanas. Staying in the school for the whole day helped to breath and learn more about mudras, pranayama, poses, cause we were hearing about them the whole day. Some rooms doesn't have balcony, but Its okay. The bed is big. And the shower is hot, even lasting for 10 minutes. We eat 3 times a day, the food is simple, but exactly what a yogi needs. We also have some trip arranged on our day off, witch are very nice. Includes temples and meditation. And we got a manual and some books to help us on our teacher training