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.
Chun Ju Huang
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.
from India, December 2017
The location is incredible; idyllically positioned and ganges river. The staff and teachers are amazing ,knowledge really helped guide me on the path of yoga safely and securely.and the food was healthy and delicious.
my 200 hours yoga teacher training at yoga india foundation has changed me forever. thank u to vipin, vipul,dhammo,shakti, and the entire staff for providing an excellent course program and environment. all students become good friend and developed a unifying team spirit.if you are looking to learn from devoted yogis and gurus in a relaxed and peaceful atmosphere. yoga india foundation is the number one place.and the weekends we explored some breathtaking spots around rishikesh.meditated in caves and trekked in the himalayas.
from India, December 2017
How can I sum up my time here? Love love love! So much love! I thought would join this School to become a yoga teacher "only". I walked out with much more than that. I feel like this 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training opened my eyes completely to new dimensions of myself, life and human existence. Yoga India Foundation offered me the perfect mix between eastern yogic science, western accommodation, modern teaching styles and individual attention. In my opinion, this school is amazing. I absolutely adored my time here in Rishikesh. All teachers are very nice. They know their subjects very well and manage to always design the classes fun and challenging. Yoga India Foundation is located between the mountains and near Ganges River. At meals, we could watch the peaceful scenery and relax after the classes. My room was very cosy and clean. I had a balcony with mountain view, attached bathroom and always WIFI. My perspectives shifted a lot in this month thanks to the great Course content and intersting teaching modules. Dear teachers and staff, thanks a lot for this amazing journey towards my true self.
from India, December 2017
"Great course with worldclass yogis"
I practise yoga since 8 years and wanted to dive deeper into my practise. What attracted me to this yoga school was their focus on individual guidance and self discovery.
I am overwhelmed about what I learnt here for my life. This yoga School stands for the true values of yoga and helped me to cultivate self love and peace. The whole management, scheduling and Organisation was great from the day I inquired until now. I couldnt have asked for more.
from India, December 2017
"best location, food and teachers for a 200 hour yoga ttc"
I completed my 200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga India Foundation in December 2018. What I liked? All of it! This month felt like a whole year to me because there was so much that I learnt and took home. The teachers were incredibly supportive and wise. With their caring and kind nature, I felt in a safe space to blossom and grow myself. The 200 hour ttc was a big challenge for me emotionally, physically and mentally but I came out much stronger than I ever have been before. YIF ashram is locted in a beautiful spot. All rooms, yoga shala and rastaurant are in the same buidling so we didnt have to run around much. The rooftop provides a lovely area to sit in the sun, take in meals and watch the mountains. I chose this because of the teachers, location and teaching schedule. We learnt much more than asanas and meditation. I got introduced to Ayurveda, healthy diets, cooking and Indian culture. The food was also amazing. I think what Yoga India Foundation teaches you the most is to look inside. They dont want you to copy some philosophies but become a stronger individual. I definitely learnt how to connect to myself more and live in more peace and respect with myself. It's such a fresh and new feeling for me and I will be forever grateful for my time here.
from United States, December 2017
"My Transformative stay in Paradise"
I loved the context of everything we learned. So many meditations for all people. I feel very well versed. Also I enjoyed learning shatkarma (bodycleaning) something that we don't get to learn really in the states if we do ytt. I've even been keeping up with these practices since my arrival home :) The layout of the day was nice it flowed together well, and the food was PHENOMENAL !!! Every meal I had hard time eating mindfully because everything just tasted so amazing thanks to Manosh and the kitchen crew. Who was so sweet and willing to cook dishes we wanted and to show us how to cook things if we had interest. The weekend excursions were a blast and how amazing that they were included. Both asana teachers were very thorough and kind of taught in different ways so I definitely feel more well rounded when it comes to teaching and when the time came to teach I felt prepared and excited! I am so happy I did my teacher training here.
from India, December 2017
Delicious food, amazing location, great teachers and very good course content.
Yoga India Foundation has made my India adventure unforgettable. The knowledge and wisdom shared here is very unique. You have the feeling of growing yourself each moment. The group of students was the best i could have imagined. Everyone is committed to the course 100%.
The 200 hour Yoga TTC here is about challenging yourself, discovering who you are and gaining great foundations to teach yoga. I feel very lucky that I have chosen this Yoga school.
To anyone who is thinking of where to go: Yoga India Foundation is the best place in Rishikesh and India. You won't regret it for sure!
Karine L Lavoie
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 Germany, November 2017
"Exceptionally good 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training "
My time at Yoga India Foundation has been the most life enriching experience ever for me. I thought I would come to learn yoga and meditation and maybe teach later. I learnt much more than I thought was possible in this 1 month. The ashram offers a very positive and comfortable learning environment, all of us felt at home quickly. The beautiful mountain views, the food, the yoga shala, rooms, teachers and staff all are incredible! I learnt so much about myself and became a stronger and more joyful person. We went on some weekend trips as well, got to know each other and the Indian culture. All students and teachers became real friends which made the whole atmosphere so unique. We also had open air movie nights, dancing and singing evenings with music. What I liked most about Yoga India Foundation is that I felt like a part of this beautiful yoga family and learnt to become a real yogi through the most excellent teachers. I feel now more connected to myself than I ever have. Its not only about the practise but about applying the practise and theory into every day life. I wish to thank the entire team of Yoga India Foundation. Thank you for your support, wisdom and love!
I am ready to share what you taught me.
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! 🖒🖒🖒
from United States, November 2017
"A really intensiv experience."
The atmosphere was great.It s difficult to put it into words.Every teacher has his own personality,I really got an experience for my life.great and intensive Meditation,professionell asana teaching.