Firmly rooted in tradition, our yoga center in India believes that every human being should harmonize with nature and allow inner peace by yogic living.
Yoga Retreats (4)
26 Days 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training with Emotional Body-work and Yogic Kriyas in Rishikesh, IndiaAvailable all year round
Dr. Yogi Chandrakant Ji is one of the lead yoga teachers at Yoga Adi, born in a Brahmin family in an ancient village named Haripurkalan situated at the confluence of the seven Ganges. At the age of eight, he was enrolled in a Sanskrit School where he learned about yoga, astrology, and Sanskrit as a language and began teaching yoga at the age of 20. His teachings refined more as he mastered himself in yoga asanas, yoga philosophy, pranayama, meditations, and Shatkarma Kriyas as well as receiving a doctorate in naturopathy.
Hari Krishan Ji
Hari had envisioned opening up of a yoga school that presents yoga in its true essence combined with the traditional detoxification science of naturopathy. A large part of Hari Ji’s childhood was spent in serving and taking care of hundreds of sages and sadhus. Being a national level player in his youth, yoga was an essential part of his routine. However, he realized that in present times, the bodies of most people are full of emotional and other kinds of bondage, which hinders one’s growth. This led him to develop 'emotional blockage treatments as well as using naturopathy detoxification.
Swami Yog Kulwant Ji
Swami Yog Kulwant Ji is one of the founders of Yoga Adi School. At a very young age, he left his home to seek inner bliss. He studied under many masters, who taught and encouraged him to meditate and complete his studies. Being a seeker, he was always interested in studying the subject of philosophy, on which he has also done his Ph.D. After completing his education, he went deep into meditation and stayed in silence for many years. At present, he stays in silence for most of his time in Upper Himalayas and guides students and seekers in 'Silent Retreats'.
Yogini Prabha Jaguri
Prabha hails from the holy city of Uttarkashi that is surrounded by the Himalayas and also happens to be the origin of the holy Ganges. Early in her life she got interested in the spiritual world and started to explore it. Later, she moved to Rishikesh where she discovered her passion for yoga and pursued master in yogic science. She has taught yoga in India and abroad in reputed yoga studios. Being a very creative personality for yoga she has mastered Ashtanga, Hatha yoga, pranayama, yoga philosophy, adjustment, and alignment.
Yogi Vikas Pradhan
Vikas is a life long learner of the yogic lifestyle and has been teaching Ashtanga yoga and yogic philosophy from the past 10 years. Vikas is passionate about the complexity of asanas which brings out traditional values of yoga in his classes. During the course, he will offer friendly expert insights to the minute details of Ashtanga yoga about proper adjustment and alignment of the postures.
Manmohan Rupal Ji is a double master degree holder in human psychology, a holistic healer, a life coach, and a healing tattoo artist. Grown up under the parenthood of a naturopath father and Reiki master mother, Manmohan Ji was always inclined towards holistic healing from the young age. Along with the fusion of psychological master degrees, Manmohan Ji has specialized himself in exclusive yogic psychotherapy which is proving to be a very effective tool in yoga practices to overcome psychosomatic disorders like depression and anxiety.
from Australia, August 2019
"A fulfilling experience "
Time spent at Yoga Adi was very restorative for my health and state of mind. I loved the meditation element of the course which really helped me with the spiritual aspect of my Yoga practice. Huge respect for all the teachers for being 100% dedicated to share such immense knowledge with so much simplicity and humbleness. Big thanks to the kitchen staff for sharing their love through the food they made for us. The location is super peaceful, away from the crowds of the city and the ashram was very open and spacious and full of beautiful arts (I’ve also left a lotus on one of the pillars). 😊 Overall, I am extremely satisfied with everything I got to experience at this school and I highly recommend Yoga Adi for your yogic yearnings.
from United States, July 2019
"Incredibly authentic yoga experience"
Yoga Adi has become more like a home to me than just a school. From the first day I was welcomed like I was a part of their family. Made friends for lifetime, met the coolest bunch of people, ate the most delicious food I’ve ever tasted and seen some beautiful places. The course was a fine balance of everything what a Yogi needs to know. The teachers are real life Yogis each coming from different backgrounds of Yoga Styles, we got to learn so much by just spending time with them. I am taking so much from this place to apply it into my life and share it with my friends and family. Thanks for everything, I think this school has something special and authentic that they're sharing with Yoga seekers.
from Australia, June 2019
"A wonderful experience beyond my expectations"
I came here to learn about Yoga but instead we learned to become the union of Yoga ourselves. The holistic approach in all the teachings is amazing at Yoga Adi. At first I was thinking twice to whether I should opt for Emotional Blockage Detox or not but I didn’t regret a single moment of it. Hari Ji is a great meditation teacher and led the whole Detox which transformed my whole month. Another best part was where we did silent meditations each morning as the sun rises, followed by purifications and Pranayama with Yogi Chandarkant ji is the most perfect start to the day. I literally didn’t miss a single day of the morning routine because it was so soothing. I loved our Ashtanga Classes and alignment with Vikas. He is just the right mixture of strict and funny. Yoga Philosophy was another catch of our course, where everyone gave their piece of mind to Yogi Ji and he untangled each of our twisted questions with his simplicity and smile. The stay couldn’t have been better, the management was so helpful and friendly. The kitchen staff were the sweetest young men who worked very hard to serve us with the freshly cooked food and keeping us well fed. Seriously tried some food out in the town as well, but the food at the Ashram was best and made with love. All in all I just had the best month of my life and would love to get a chance to relive it again may be in my 300-hours next year. God bless you Yoga Adi, you guys are spreading the love back to the universe.
from Czechia, March 2019
Our asanas classes were excellent! We did "Iyengar" kind of yoga and it was something amazing. I got a lot of informations about asanas. Anninna (our teacher) has incredibly knowledge. The philosophy classes with Yogi-ji Chandrakant were very good. And Kriyas, the cleaning techniques, were very funny. Chanting in throughout of course was amazing, but I thing, the course needs normal morning and evening satsang. The location of accommodation is great. Little far from Rishikesh, but in quiet place and you can see how normal Indian people live.
from United States, March 2019
"Most amazing month of my life"
I leave Rishikesh as a new person with a lot of knowledge and confidence! If you are looking for a school with authentic teachers who live and teach from their heart, clean rooms, professional administrative staff that handles all your requests with love and care and a smile then this is the place!
I would like a special shoutout for the entire team. They were always helpful they provided us with everything we needed and the kitchen made some of the most amazing food I had. The course was amazing and well organised. Maheep was extremely helpful and I loved his classes. Anniina and Hari ji are amazing teachers with so much to learn from them. There is so much gratitude in my heart for them. Thank you! I’ve had the best experience in my entire life.
from India, March 2019
"I couldn't have imagined a better training"
I loved everything about my training and stay with Yogaadi School. Everyone was doing their job with extreme passion and worked beyond to ensure that we all had the best experience, and I sincerely appreciate everything they have done for us. The teaching was amazing. The teachers were so dedicated and knowledgeable and patient with with us. High qualified and passionate yoga teachers. Naturopathy was also an unique experience. The spa is wonderful and a nice experience for me. The whole course is very balanced and was fantastically organized. Everyone from the people, the teachers, the workers, the kitchen staff really impressed me. The school and my rooms were extremely clean. I couldn't have imagined it any better than this training.
from India, December 2018
"Amazing School.. Best Teachers"
The teachers were amazing - they are so knowledgeable, friendly, helpful and passionate about their subjects. Hari Ji and Yogi Ji are incredible people. All the other teachers like Krishna and Girish Ji were also amazing. I am so privileged to being taught by all of them. The course is extremely well planned and structured. The alignment classes were my favorite. Naturopathy classes are highly recommended. Food is very very delicious and clean. The chefs are one of the best. Even on my off days, I preferred to eat at the school. Location is brilliant. It is far away from the noisy Laxman Jhula area in a peaceful area. My room was spacious and I had a very comfortable stay. The school building is new so everything is well managed and maintained. The spa is simply amazing. Had some nice massages and Shirodhara sessions. Overall not just the training but I have had an amazing 10/10 experience.
from India, December 2018
"Best Experience of my life "
I have had one of the most amazing times of my life. I did my 200 hours yoga teachers training here and this was truly an unforgettable life changing experience for me. I am forever indebted and grateful to my teachers for sharing their knowledge, support, and their patience. The staff were all amazing caring people and very helpful. The course was very well planned and structured. I specially loved the alignment classes. We had a very intensive study and I feel extremely confident to share it with everyone. The school building was so beautiful, The accommodations have been the best that i have found in RIshikesh. The food was very delicious and we even had few cooking classes;) I felt completely at home. Special mention for the new spa facility which was a wonderful addon for me with Sauna and massage facility. I have truly loved every minute of my YTTC and highly recommend the school to everyone.
from India, November 2018
"Best Time "
Everything. Food, course, teachers. Everything was perfect.
from Australia, November 2018
"Best Experience of my life "
It has truly been one of the best experiences of my life. I feel so confident about my teaching and about my understanding of yoga. The course has so much to offer. I think it will take a few days to digest so much knowledge. The teachers are wonderful. The school staff treats you like a family. Accommodations are very nice when compared to other schools in Rishikesh. Food is very delicious. We had Mantra chantings, dance, learnt henna, did some Indian cooking as well. It is truly refreshing learning how to enjoy and celebrate each day. Not only that, we learned so much about alignment and teaching yoga. This was one thing that I feel makes this school stand out. They have so many sessions on teaching methodology and practicums that at the end of the course, we were all so confident about our teaching abilities. Highly recommend it :)