Yoga Essence Rishikesh

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

Yoga Retreats 8

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)

Reviews 4

Kseniia Buranova

from Mauritius, May 2018

"Great experience of real meditation "

It was more than I expected! Samarth is a Teacher whose main purpose is to share his knowledge. He kindly gives you all the experience he's learnt. I discovered so many things to myself. So many wonderful insights.. The yoga essence team became my family for two weeks I spent there. There’s not enough words to express all my gratitude! And I hope I’ll come back again for a longer practice. Namaste 🙏

Adelina Magnea

from Croatia, September 2018

"My life has transformed"

What I experienced @ Yoga Essence, cannot be described in words. You need to feel it, to manifest it, to express it, to dance, to cry, to laugh, to scream, to jump, to understand what Swami is trying to bring with his course.

I am fortunate that I have been one of his student. Was a magical experience about life, mind, body and soul. About how to go deeper and deeper into meditation, and how to let go.

Because if you want to be a teacher, how you can stabilize others, if you dont stabilize yourself? You need to help yourself first, in order to help others.

Love is the way!




from India, August 2018




from Netherlands, April 2018


Together with my daughter I did the 15 day’s life transformation-course with yoga and meditations. We choose for this course because we want to go deeper than just a yoga-vacation. And we did go deeper: swami is very good in to coordinate the different types of meditation and music. We learned a lot, about yoga- and meditation technics and about ourselves. Most of the meditations are with music, which I found very nice. The place in Rishikesh is very nice: a very beautiful garden with three small buildings (hotel, yoga-hall, restaurant). It was very handy to sleep en eat at the same place as the course. And, the lively and colorful city is only 100 meters away. Swami explains about the meaning of silence and sounds, it was the red dread through the course. Every day we had two lessons yoga – assana’s. My body is more flexible than I came! The two teachers did their best.

We grateful thank the whole team for the two very special weeks in Yoga Essence!


Testimonials 5

Lison and Luke Canada

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When we looked at the content of the program of meditation teacher training course, we really felt as if the program was tailor-made for us! The approach based on the experiment was perfectly suited for us. This gives a lot of value to the formation. If you are ready to invest yourself personally in this training, you will be transformed while being able to transmit the benefits of meditation to others. Swami Dhyan Samarth has great experience. We are grateful for his love, its availability and its great generosity.

We have enjoyed a lot the explanations of Meditation techniques with their practices as well as the material provided. For us, the magic was the confirmation that our knowledge is actually Universal. We are grateful for the guidance received from higher realms that led us to this experience. The quality and the relevance of the content were fully satisfied. The handbook of references is complete and adequate. The team members of Yoga Essence were always smiling and they responded quickly to all our requests.

Elena Russia

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Yoga Nidra TTC was quite challenging for me in the beginning due to my accumulated stress and anxiety to go deeper relaxation and let-go. But as days passed, I understood the root causes of my issues and moved into the practices, I could able to release them due to Yoga Nidra sessions and expressive active meditation practices. It was a fantastic experience to understand, learn and feel the step by step methods of Yoga Nidra practices as per traditional Yogic science and modern medical science point of view from Swami Samarth. It was a nice balance between passive and active practices of yoga and meditation. The teachings were very useful and helped to go deeper into practice at the same time learning the skill to teach them. A lot of kindness and softness in teaching by both meditation & yoga teachers that were much appreciated. The food and the staff were very nice and friendly. Very tasty and lovely food really enjoyed.

Naka Japan

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A very great experience! Profound techniques were taught by Swami Dhyan Samarth, both in liberation and going deep into the self. I felt more and more vibration in different chakra areas, and I went deeper into the layers inside. I discovered some very great techniques that intent to continue practice, Thank you Swamiji very much for the sharing those techniques. Teaching was really good. Clam explanation and deep knowledge, It was not always easy for me to understand, due to the language. But I got more of the technique and the meditation teacher was really patient about that, repeated when needed. Food was very good. Different Dal each day and always delicious. A good mix of fresh and cooked food. Personnel in the kitchen were nice and joyful. The accommodation was good.

Kailyn Canada

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Life Transforming Meditation Retreat at Yoga Essence has been a profound experience and transformation of my life. 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. The program is really rich and holistic, including many classical static techniques as well as more modern and active practices and it imparted deeper insights for a new way 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 and experience multi-style meditation techniques, asanas, pranayama, Mantra Chanting Applied Yoga philosophy etc. along with self-transformation. I really enjoyed the staying and food during my retreat and the sight-seeing of Rishikesh.

Derya Germany

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I have completed the incredible transformational 200Hrs Meditation Teacher Training at Yoga Essence in Rishikesh. I feel so grateful and blessed to have found my way to this course and to have been learned from our proficient teachers Samarth and Francesca. They gave so much love, time and energy to every one of us.

This course and the experience I have made with the lovely team is a life-changing gift. They have welcomed me very heartily and treated me like family.

I recommend this course to anyone who is searching for different kinds of meditations and deep self-transformation.

A piece of my heart will always be here with the beautiful people and the lessons I shared and learned. Thank you so much for everything. Namaste.

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