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Yoga Essence Rishikesh

Yoga Essence Rishikesh provides a firm ground for the practical experience of different limbs of yoga retreats and self-transformation.

Instructors 3

Swami Dhyan Samarth

Swami Dhyan Samarth is an experienced yoga and meditation teacher having many years of practice and teaching experience. He integrates yoga and meditation with a contemporary scientific approach and core insights from various spiritual paths into his teaching. His teaching mainly focuses on the experiential aspect of yoga and transformation of life. Samarth helps his students to get the knack of yoga and encourage them to explore and experience the whole spectrum of yoga along with its implementation into everyday life.

Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Yoga)

Francesca Chiodi

Francesca is a registered Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga teacher (RYT 500), constantly practicing and studying yoga and meditation. She loves the physical aspect of yoga but she believes you have to go beyond it to find stillness and awareness not only on the mat but in the whole life journey. With a working sports background and specialization in Shiatsu, Francesca has been full-time alternative health care practitioner for many years before totally dedicate herself to yoga. Merging the power of the Ashtanga Vinyasa style with the precision of the Iyengar alignments and the awareness of breath, she creates a perfect fusion of body, mind, and spirit in her classes.

Yoga Alliance RYT 500 (Yoga)

Amritesh Prasad

Amritesh is a uniquely inspiring and experienced yoga teacher. His teaching mainly focuses on the connection of body-breath-mind and the subtle effects of yoga on them. He encourages students to be open to all aspects of yoga. His relaxed style of teaching is soothing and uplifting. He takes good care to provide a welcoming and light-hearted environment in his classes where students can feel comfortable in learning along with experiencing the essence of yoga. He is also very passionate to share his experiences and practices of yoga to students.

Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Yoga)

Testimonials 5

jasmin India

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The journey during my Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga Essence was wonderful and life changing event that fostered great relationships and learning! I loved everything about this course and I am still feeling the ripple effect of the transformation in my life. The amazing combination of theory and practical classes, the way they are conducted have turned my whole period of stay and learning into joyful and peaceful. In this course, I received teachings in many areas of Yoga - Asanas, Pranayama, Philosophy, Meditation, adjustment and alignment of postures, teacher methodology, Mudras, a little Mantra and many deep insights of yogic life & the true spirit of Yoga. My teachers were extremely knowledgeable, loving, and supportive. They’re extremely dedicated and passionate about yoga and appreciated their attention to details. I learnt more than I thought possible and really grateful to whole team of Yoga Essence for sharing so much.

Arianna Italy

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I have completed my Yoga Teacher Training with Yoga Essence at Rishikesh, the Yoga capital of the world. It was a great experience. Yoga Essence introduced me to the Spiritual journey and Yogic way of living. The course covered all aspects of Yoga including theory and practice. Instructor Amritesh has a deep and thorough knowledge of Yoga. I enjoyed a lot Samarth’s practical and pragmatic oriented teaching of meditation and philosophy that gave insights how to implement them in our everyday life. During the course, I also made friends with like-minded people from around the world, who were on the same journey. I would recommend anyone to take this journey with Yoga Essence for personal enrichment and inner peace.

Karen USA

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The Meditation Teacher Training and 7 points of Life Training” at Yoga Essence has been a profound experience and transformation of my life. As an Ashtanga yoga teacher (RYT-500) I was feeling the need to have a wider knowledge in the spiritual part of yoga to have the chance to transmit my students that yoga is not only a physical activity. Through the training I came to understand the true spirit and fundamental principles of yoga and apply them while practicing and teaching Asanas, Pranayam, Dharana and Dhyan. The intense program has helped me to go deeper into my feelings that meditation can give us and experienced huge changes happened at my physical, mental and emotional level. I look forward to have the chance to apply all the techniques that Samarth has transmitted us into my life and to do the same with my students. The program is really rich and holistic, including many classical static techniques as well as more modern and active ones and it imparted deeper insights for a new of living. Yoga Essence made my experience joyful and helped me to understand the true meaning of yoga. I am glad that the coincidences made me joined this course and the people have been part of it. I would totally recommend this course to anybody who is interested to learn, go through and experience lots of traditional and contemporary meditation techniques along with self-transformation. Lots of love and light for you all.

Vicky Belgium

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I have just completed the meditation teacher training with Samarth and absolutely loved every minute of it. The atmosphere created during course allowed me to learn and experience deeper aspects of meditation. Through the process I could able see many layers of my mental and emotional issues of life and also learnt the skill how to overcome them through wide range of meditation practices. I have many deep yogic insights, psychology and philosophy on most important topics of life during 7 points of life training sessions of the course. This course is managing to bridge the gap between the traditional yogic mind and manner and the western modern world, in a way which honors tradition, gives deep insight and amazing practical teachings whilst maintaining the wonderful Indian charm, but also allows a western student to go home with all the tools and techniques as a teacher for a western market and much more!

Annika France

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My journey and experience of Yoga Retreat at Yoga Essence was wonderful and life transformational. The group of teachers of the course are amazing. Under their guidance, I learnt many asanas and their modifications with proper alignment and adjustment so that I could able to maintain those asanas easily without further complications. The course was eye opening for me regarding the importance of Pranayama and Meditation to deal with difficult situation of life, control emotions and how to eradicate deep root traumas and emotional issues. Samarth sir guided us step by step methodology of meditation and pranayama with their application into our day to day life. He constantly hammer on the application dimension of yoga not only for body but for mind, heart and consciousness which is lacking with most of the yoga teachers and yoga institutes. I am really fortunate to find him and his guidance through the retreat. Many many thanks to whole team and Yoga Essence.

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