Yoga India Foundation is a yoga center in Rishikesh, India. They are well-known for their high-quality yoga teacher and meditation training.
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Swami Ji has been teaching and guiding spiritual seekers and yoga aspirants for the past decades. He is the founder of Yoga India Foundation in Rishikesh and introduces his rare meditation and healing therapies to his students from all over the world.
Dr. Vipul Aryan
Vipul holds doctor’s degree in yoga science. He has two master degrees– one in yoga philosophy and one in Sanskrit (-the ancient language of yoga). He has also done Post Graduate Diploma in yoga and holistic health. Vipul has deep knowledge about ayurveda and yogic therapeutic system. Vipul has written two dissertations about yoga. he has been invited two times in international yoga conference and many times in national seminars in India. His many research papers about yoga and culture have been published in some famous yoga magazines.
Dhammo studied English and Arts, Photography and Administrations. At Yoga India Foundation, he is responsible for the management and organization of courses, classes and overall well-being of the students. All students love his calm and bright nature.
Nishi loves to share her wisdom about asana and pranayama. She teaches how to integrate eastern practise with the western mind, body and lifestyle. Her classes are interactive and eye-opening. She taught yoga in various countries already and lives the complete yogi lifestyle.
Yogi Manish learnt yoga asana, pranayama, alignment, shatkarma and philosophy at the Bihaar School of Yoga. He is a very precise, exact and corrective teacher who challenges his students and puts them at ease at the same time. He introduces various alignment techniques and gives inspirational tips for new yoga teachers.
from Australia, April 2019
"Highly Recommend Gyan Yog Breath "
The support from all the staff was outstanding and the teachers were very clear and precise in sharing their knowledge and assisting in deepening our learning and understanding of Yoga, Ayurveda and ourselves.
from South Africa, January 2019
"Life Changing Experience"
Rishikish itself is an incredible place. I feel in love with the area and I am already itching to get back!
I heard some horror stories from some of the yoga schools in Rishikesh however and I feel very blessed to have found Gyan Yog Breath.
The quality of the teachers is extrodinary! Nishi, Jasveer, Manish, Ani and Lucky all exceeded expectations beyond anything I could have imagined.
The food was sublime however maybe a little carb heavy.
Accommodation is not luxury but was perfect for the requirement.
I highly highly recommend this school. They teach with heart, soul and love. Special touches like a celebration for my birthday which I had there, really touched me.
from United States, December 2018
"Hard work and good times"
Rishikesh is such a beautiful place to be, the food is great, our teachers pushed us but we connected very well with them.
from Mexico, December 2018
Incredible attention from all the toga India foundation staff. And great teachers, loveeeed it.
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from Taiwan, September 2018
“Changed my life” I learned a lot of skills about yoga while enhancing my knowledge. The teacher is very patient to teach the students enjoy the warm feeling of the yoga school also people very nice!!
Their vegetarian food is amazing for me to forget the meat. The room is clean and there is hot water to take a shower it’s perfect convenient transportation to the supermarket and the market 5-10 minutes walk Zoëy
from New Zealand, August 2018
The amazing view, the lovely, warm people, the food, the teachers knowledge and thoroughness, the connections, the creative space, the city, the atmosphere, the rooms, the outings.. everything was wonderful.
It is here that I learned the true meaning of yoga which I will take with me wherever I roam.
I found a home in Rishikesh; where a piece of my heart will always remain.
from Germany, August 2018
"excelent training yoga"
it was a wonderful experience. the team is attentive, always aware of us. They solve any concern. During this training I learned to love and to live yoga. my knowledge in yoga grew. It is an excellent place to start learning yoga. The team are people who know and with a huge heart. You just have to go with your mind blank and very open, willing to receive a very different kind of teaching. because we come with a misconception of yoga. food wascreally good. my room was nice. Thanks to Yoga India Foundation. Now they are a new family for me.
from Bahrain, July 2018
"I liked Manish more as instructor "
He showed the correct steps and his explanation of alignment. His way of teaching and energy was excellent
from Hong Kong, July 2018
The whole team is very caring and always helpful! It was a great experience, I am very thankful for it!
Highly recommend it!
from Germany, July 2018
"A wonderful experience in very familial athmosphere"
Basically I liked, that in any situation / any time there was someone I could talk to. Especially Anki and Vipin were keen to do everything for us students. And they did.
The Hatha and Ashtanga Teachers (Nishi&Manish) were so good and we all loved them, although it was painful sometimes. ;)
And all the others - Vipul, Girish, Lucky - so so nice people....
Thank you all guys for this special time!!!
from Guatemala, April 2018
"Life changing experience"
The management team and teachers were all very professional and skilled. Location was perfect and accomodation very good. It was a wonderful, life changing experience as well the knowledge than on a personal level. I met very hearted people and shared beautiful and often emotional moments :-) thank you to all teachers, team and other students for everything!
from United States, April 2018
The environment felt safe and clean. The food was well prepared. The staff and instructors genuinely care about the students. They made personal connections with all the students. They want to guide students on their yoga journey, no matter what level the student is at when they arrive. They are open to questions and welcome feedback. 😊
from Cambodia, March 2018
"Intense, rewarding but not perfect"
I LOVED that they treat yoga in a very respectful and wholesome manner, they teach it in an authentic way. They are not there to provide a quick asana fix to westerners with pretty instagrams. They bring up deep spiritual concepts and make us experience some stuff I never could have tried elsewhere. They made me feel supported and in security.
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from Canada, March 2019
"The gread of yoga industry "
from United States, March 2019
"A perfect school for my 200 hours"
This experience was truly magical for me and for a lot of people in my group. We came to learn yoga but we ended up with so much more. The approach of the school is holistic and so different from what I experienced in Europe. I really enjoyed all of the classes there and all the teachers. I can't even choose which class I preferred because all of them were perfect to me. All the teachers were full of knowledge and happy to share it with us.
I will recommend this school and this training to everyone. The emotional blockage treatment makes it really special.
Even if you don't plan to teach, this is still a great training to do to deepen your knowledge and understand more yourself.
from Colombia, November 2018
it's hard to say that I liked it better. A wonderful experience. Accompanied by a great personal growth. When you think of these moments only gratitude can feel towards them.
from Germany, September 2018
" Learning with like-minded people creates a powerful energy"
The asana and alignment classes are excellent. Learning with like-minded people creates a powerful energy. The teachers are very authentic and made me cross my limits. I became much more flexible and way stronger! What I liked was that the whole crew doesn’t butter you, but gives you space to evolve, grow and explore yourself in relation to yoga and soul-searching. They gave me advice when I needed it, and left me alone when I needed it. When I say that I grew much during the teacher training, underestimates everything. I feel like a new being, much lighter and peaceful. Looking for the right place is not easy, with this school you cannot go wrong if you really want to learn yoga and develop yourself further. Having the teaching practise, where I taught four classes made me more confident, not only as teacher but also as a person. I feel easier speaking to people now and sharing my feelings (not oppressing them). I cried when we had the final graduation ceremony, because of happiness and gratitude. 100% I will visit the yoga india foundation again and send all my friends there!
from Germany, September 2018
The Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga India Foundation was simply amazing! I came here with my sister and both of us feel fortunate, satisfied any grateful! That’s why I can extremely recommend this place with all my heart. The indescribable radiating teachers offered me exactly what I was looking for: answers, peace, clarity and the professional expertise to teach yoga. The classes motivated to be the best version of myself. I felt challenged and inspired until the last day. All the staff are so friendly and genuine, they always make you feel safe and understood. What was important for me while choosing the right school: the group size! Here, they keep all classes limited to 20 people which makes everything super familiar and personal. The course content is very well-organized and you have many possibilities to teach and design your own classes. I came here with my sister and both of us feel fortunate, satisfied any grateful! <3 THANK YOU YOGA INDIA FOUNDATION! Keep spreading the word of yoga!
from United States, July 2018
It was an awesome expierience ill never forget. Great atmosphere, people, food,classes, rooftop,...
from Spain, April 2018
"Beautiful month "
I was very fortunate on going on that particular month because we had an incredible group. I wasn't expecting getting so many good friends from the retreat. I learned a lot about yoga and I think they give the best tools to keep practicing and improving yourself. The teachers are very nice and all the staff is very friendly. In particular the morning Yoga teacher is very good and helped us improve and go beyond our limits. The space is magical, with a lovely view to the mountains and the room where I stayed with a balcony was perfect and clean. The food is very nice and the staff are very kind, at the end it becomes a bit repetitive but is good quality and vegan. I am really happy and I had an amazing experience!! Thank you very much.
from United States, March 2019
"Excellent school in Rishikesh"
I had an amazing time during my one month 300YTT at Yoga India Foundation in Rishikesh. The school is very well organized and Bipin and Dharma made sure that we were taken care of 24/7. From the first day I learned a lot of new things about the waste world of yoga. The classes were divided into specific topics, starting from shatkarma in the morning, pranayama and meditation to yoga asana, anatomy, alignments, history and philosophy. Every teacher was very knowledgeable about their subject. I loved every class!
The school was conveniently located near shops and restaurant where we could go get all the little things one may need during one month, and the yoga hall, as well as the kitchen are on the rooftop of the hostel where we slept so we had amazing views of the town. The food was delicious and it made me feel so good.
I loved being in India for my 300YTT. I think there are so many little things that you can only pick up when you are in the world capital of the world and our school made sure that we were able to absorb every little bit of that amazing universe.
Namaste to everyone at the school!
from France, November 2018
Excellent location, excellent communication with teachers and management, friendly, kind and safe environment, responsible teaching, comfortable and clean rooms, helpful staff, very nice atmosphere
from Ireland, September 2018
"Not as advertised"
from Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, August 2018
"Nothing like a TTC 300 HOUR should be designed"
I really enjoyed the teachers. Most of them were attentive and skilled. Especially Nishi and Manesh in Hatha yoga and Visnu in Ashtanga. Gyran in anatomy was excellent as well as Lacky in shatkarma. Dr. Vipol in Philosophy showed a huge knowledge in the subject but he is mainly a university professor so his way of explaining philosophy was too academic for me.
from United States, March 2018
"Happiest time of my life ❤"
I liked all of it from the first day until the last. Yoga is treated very respectfully here and the things I've been taught are very valuable. During the course I felt some huge transformation going. Thanks to the amazing teachers Vipul, Prakash, Shakti, Swami Ji and Girish🙏
Yoga India Foundation definitely provided what I was looking for and even exceeded my expectations. Coming to India for the first time made me nervous at first and then let me fall in love with this beautiful country.
Yummy food, good vibes, happy students & amazing location. I really appreciated that the staff and teachers are so helpful and caring. They see the uniqueness in each individual which made me feel comfortable. I had the opportunity to grow, laugh and release while being supported in a grounding environmemt.
Big big recommendation to everyone looking for an authentic experience! 🖒🖒🖒