Yoga Vidya Mandiram is located in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India. They offer registered yoga teacher training programs (YTTP) affiliated with Yoga Alliance.
Yoga Retreats (17)
Swami Omkarananda grew up around the great lady saint of India, Ma Anandamayi. He studied and lived with six enlightened masters: Swami Dayananda Saraswati, Swami Veda Bharati, Swami Chidananda Saraswati, Dalai Lama, Lung Chu, and the master of masters, Kalyan Babaji of Himalayas. Academically, Swami Omkarananda holds a degree in Electronic Engineering, along with five master's degrees and a Ph.D. in Metaphysics. A seeker of truth with an engineering background, Swamiji correlates science with ancient wisdom to create and inspire applied spirituality and transformation in everyday lives.
Manish Kumar Prajapati
In Manish’s eyes, Yoga is the gateway to learning and understanding your true-self, to see beyond the physical and discover the subtilities of your authentic character. He believes that the beauty of yoga for him, is that it always gives satisfaction and joy, in every form. On his unique path, he has developed qualities allowing him to enjoy each moment within society, and these qualities he carries with him into his teaching. Manish feels that to practice yoga is to practice conscious living, and this is a view he integrates into his classes.
I born in Rishikesh ! Which is situated in himalayas ! I started yoga when I was 13 year old ! I went to saraswati Vidya Mandir where I started Hatha yoga ! As I grow old. I thought I should keep practicing yoga for my health .. so I start practicing of astanga vinyasa yoga ! Where I start to feel and learn how to keep patience ! And how we can take care of body ! So I got interest about human body and disease ..about vinayasa flow ! Astanga yoga ! Hatha yoga ! Iyengar as well ! I have finished my bachelor degree in science from hnb university ! Now I’m pursuing master of yoga !
Yogacharya Sandeep Pandey was born in a traditional Brahamna Family and was sent to Gurukul at the age of 8. At the Gurukul he studied the Yajurveda and mastered all the 16 Samskaras along with Yogasana, Pranayama, Shat Kriyas etc. He participated in many National level Yoga championship in India and won prizes. However, his quest for knowing the inner self through yoga lead him to Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama where under the direct guidance of H.H. Swami Veda Bharati, he studied and practiced the deeper and subtler aspect of Raja Yoga.
Acharya Chandramani was born in a traditional spiritual family. At 8 years of age, he became a serious practitioner of the yogic principles of Swetambara Jaina tradition. Later he was initiated into the Vedic Sanskrit tradition by Swami Vivekananda at the age of 10 in Prabhat Ashram, UP, India. Acharyaji was fully dedicated to the teachings and daily discipline of the traditional Sanskrit gurukulam from childhood to adulthood. He has been guiding worldwide yoga students into the Vedic Sanskrit literature and its philosophy and holding yoga retreats and teacher trainings for over 25 years.
Yogacharya Lalitji is a qualified experienced Hatha-Yoga and Pranayama instructor at Yoga Vidya Mandiram. He was born in the spiritual family in Yamuna Nagar, Haryana. He began his yoga journey in the lap of the Himalayan yogi Swami Veda Bharatiji who initiated him into the path of Yoga and Meditation. In his academic education, he holds his E-RYT 200 and 500 RYT from Yoga Alliance, USA. He brings sincere love for students in his classes he holds. He sees yoga a way of inspiring lives and a meaning of discovering one’s self. He keeps looking for new opportunities to enhance his knowledge.
Dr. Sumit Sharma
Dr. Sumit is expert in the field of Physical Therapy and posture imbalance and sedentary life disorders. He did his Masters of Physical Therapy in Musculoskeletal Disorders in Orthopedic Branch and diploma in Sports Medicine from West Bengal. He is also a certified Pilate’s trainer from Indian Academy of Fitness Training Mangalore. His simple and contemporary style of delivering deep and practical knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology endear him to his students. He has taught few hundred students from more than 35 countries and he mainly focus on the therapeutic aspects of yoga.
Prashant Jakhmola was born in brahmin family in Rishikesh. He started his yoga journey at early age in Sivananda yoga school. Growing up in the yogic place Rishikesh helped him to digest this yogic knowledge. After practicing in Sivananda yoga tradition Prashant ji studied Iyengar yoga with one of the BKS Iyengar (Guru ji) disciple in Rishikesh. With this inspiring knowledge he was pulled towards yoga and went to Bihar School of Yoga (the first yoga university in India), where he did a yoga teacher training and yoga therapy course.
Priya Poojaji is a qualified experienced yoga anatomy and physiology instructor at Yoga Vidya Mandiram. She was born in the spiritual family of Swami Rama of the Himalayas. She began her yoga journey in the lap of the Himalayan yogis since her early age. Her spiritual master, Swami Veda Bharatiji initiated her into the path of Yoga and Meditation when she was 15 years old. Since then she has been untiredly dedicated herself to the learning of yogic knowledge and it’s different sciences, yoga anatomy and physiology. She holds her E-RYT 200 and 500 RYT from Yoga Alliance, USA.
Yogacharya Karamjit has born and brought up in hindu and Yogic family whose roots are deeply emerged with Yogi’s lineage. He learnt basics of yoga from a wandering monk, since childhood he stayed and practiced yoga under the revered Monks & Yogis in monestaries. Yogacharya Karamjit did 300 hours Yoga Instructor course and Post Graduation Degree in Yoga from Swami Vivekananda Yoga University and earned his Master in Yoga Science (M.Sc) Degree. He did Yoga and Vedanta certificate course from Swami Shivanada Ashram (Divine life Society) at Rishikesh, India.
from Vietnam, March 2019
"A very positive experience"
Beautiful location, quiet and peaceful and felt like a retreat from the busy noisy town.
The staff were ALL kind, helpful, generous and welcoming. Lalit in particular was tirelessly available for everybody all the time and nothing was any trouble for him. Lalit and Chandra (guru-ji) made the place feel like home. Amazing food from Yashpal and his lovely team in the kitchen. I learnt so much from the yoga, philosophy, anatomy, pranayama classes. I was really happy with my room and the accommodation in general. I would love to come back. As a final note, the compassion of the staff here towards animals is something that resonated with me and made the experience all the more special.
from United States, February 2019
"Wonderfully intense yoga training "
It is an experience difficult to place in words. I would encourage anyone looking at Rishikesh to stay with this brilliant group of individuals. They were accommodating at every turn, overly kind and warm hearted and ensured the safety, health and happiness of each person who was there. The food was unbelievablely good, all vegetarian and always changing, such great variety and flavor. The teacher quality was beyond what I expected and the knowledge gained was well worth the overall cost. I studied the 200 hour course and am grateful for all the dedication and hard work from the whole staff.
from Great Britain, February 2019
"All I could have wished for!"
The teachers are warm generous and very knowledgeable Vivek-Ji our asana instructor was good humoured and made every class challenging yet so informative. Sandeepji’s Philosophy was inspiring his meditation sessions had depth and emotion ,Pooja’s patiently taught us Pranayama. The course is intense the days long and you must be ready to work hard.Lalit Ji as site manager was always supportive and immediately responded to any needs we called him superman! The compassion of this team made all 16 of us feel safe and cared for- a home from home. The kitchen crew made fanatastic vegetarian and vegan meals and adapted to all needs there were also 3 cafes/restaurants on site. Several spas in 5 minutes distance and cheap laundry service 7p per piece! The Gardens are tranquil set away from the busy town yet just 10-15 minutes walk to markets banks and pharmacies-also when one of our group fell ill Lalit personally took to her to the hospital, he arranged safe money exchanges taxis etc. It says much that we were all tearful on our final day. YVM is wonderful Lalitji is the pin that holds it all together he also arranged excursions on are Sundays off-and we all are grateful to everyone for making our yoga teacher training such a great experience.
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from Malaysia, January 2019
"Great and humbling learning journey"
Yoga Vidya Mandiram was (probably still is) undergoing changes in management when I was there (December 2018). The teachers that my batch had was different than the ones stated in the website. We had Vivek Kalura for our yoga postures and asana (he is very knowledgeable in his field and very hands on on his teaching methods), Priya Pooja for our pranayama (she is average in this field) and for our yoga anatomy (she is not knowledgeable enough and I find her teaching methods and sequencing unsatisfactory. For example, she kept from teaching us musculoskeletal until the very last week, and started with respiratory and digestive systems in the first 2 weeks. I think we could grasp our yoga postures and asana classes more had we have been introduced to musculoskeletal in the beginning).
We had Onit ji who has already left the school for our meditation and mantra recitation (he is the absolute best) and Sandeep ji for our yoga philosophy. Lalit ji was our caretaker, and he really went above and beyond to help make things easier for us. For example, Jet Airways lost my baggage and I only got it on my 7th day being in Rishikesh, Lalit was the one who was contacting the airline and he would update me every day. He has such a kind heart.
Location and food : average, but do be prepared with warm clothing if you come during winter (December). Winter in Indian mountains comes without indoor heating and 24/7 running hot water.
from Australia, December 2018
Yoga Vidya Mandiram was an incredible place to complete the 200 hr YTT. It has soul and authenticity and if you’re open to it, it has all the accessibility to deepen your practice and understanding of yoga and of self. Onit and Lalit went above and beyond to assist with any requests and were generous with their time and knowledge. The surroundings were sensational and provided a great base to explore Rishikesh or the villages around. The food was delicious and abundant. There was little left to be desired and an enormous amount to be thankful for during my time here.
from Australia, October 2018
"Excellent teaching and location, great experience"
Very knowledgeable teachers, great staff kitchen and management team with nice location and garden. I feel a really good well rounded course was offered that comprehensively covered the different components of yoga
from Great Britain, September 2018
"Very high standard of teaching and delicious food"
The quality of the teaching really stood out... Patient and catering to all levels. The food was varied and delicious and the location was beautiful.
from United States, September 2018
My entire experience was far better than I could have ever expected. The teachers were all dedicated, smart, approachable and I learned a lot in the three weeks that I was there. The food was amazing! Onit is a very kind special person who quietly looked after each and every one of us - he took us on fabulous excursions in our free time and made sure that we got to know the local culture. They took care of everyone’s needs. In a relatively short time In addition to an education and a certificate I’ve gained a second family. Thank you Yoga Vidyam Mandiram!
from France, October 2017
"My experience at Yoga Vidya Mandiram "
There is a lot to share.
They were very welcoming and made us feel at home from day one. The overall feeling was respectful and relaxed. organiser was very flexible and was willing to help in any situation. We were able to discuss as a group to decide on a daily planner, we had this arranged to our needs.
I was sick a few days , and management were there to help on request.
After feeling weak I missed some days of yoga practice. My teacher allowed me to sit in and write notes. This helped a lot. I was able to ask questions and comment on things I would have missed.
We were able to go on trips and discover the locations little. Less then I had hoped, it was exciting to have a lesson somewhere else and discover the land the same time
We were learning. We went on two trips all together.
The grounds of the hotel were nice. There was a small garden to enjoy outside yoga sometimes. We were able to eat breakfast outside before it got too hot.
The hotel it's self is well maintained, with beautiful gardens . You were able to pick your own herbal tea from the garden which I did everyday. Tulsi , lemon grass and mint. It was lovely.
I liked that we were close to everything. It wasn't a long walk to all the nearest shops and great picture perfect views of the Ganga. It was a little loud at night but I got used to it.
Overall my stay was fine and it learnt a lot. It was very overweight all the information. It was a lot to squeeze into 25 days. Would do it again.
from United Arab Emirates, October 2017
"Nice, but I would not advise this school to anyone"
Teachers are well educated and experienced.
Food is ok, not too spicy.
from Spain, April 2019
"Life changing experience"
I loved the training itselft, I thought it was really complete and the teachers were great.
The place is nice because it is not too noisy as it is further in the mountain. The food was great which is important. I liked all activities we also did. All the staff is amazingly nice and helpful.
from United States, February 2019
I did the 200 hr trc. Everything was perfect, couldn't ask for any better school. The teachers were amazing all of them, they absolutely knew what they were teaching. The staff amazing as well, whenever you needed something or have any questions they were available 24/7 for you. The accommodation were clean and comfortable, the people in the kitchen are amazing! If you need any special diet they will do it for you. The school is away from all the noise so it was good for meditation and concentration. The overall experience was really beautiful, will definitely come back for my 500 hs
from Sri Lanka, April 2019
"New found love"
I am a beginner to Yoga and this place gave me so much perspective. All lecturers including guest lectures were amazing, Highly recommended
from Portugal, April 2019
"Amazing experience in Vidya Mandiram!"
We had an amazing experience during the 3 day retreat. The room was clean and spacious. The Yoga teachers (hatha/ashtanga/ meditation) had been exceptional and very professional.
And the food is SUPERB!
I wish I had scheduled more time!
Thanks for the amazing experience. We will definitely come back!
from Australia, April 2019
I loved the simple humble life offered at this retreat.
from India, April 2019
"Was okay, depends if you do the short 3-day retreat or not"
Lalit is lovely, the kitchen staff are lovely, the instructors are lovely. The food is awesome. The rooms are very clean, super comfortable (some of the cleanest I’ve seen in India). No complaints there. The location is awesome, slightly away from the Main Street but still very close to Tapovan.
from Nepal, April 2019
"Great 3 day mini retreat"
I met wonderful people while on the 3 day mini retreat. I really enjoyed the yoga and learning the philosophy and Ayurveda. Could have stayed longer.
The accomadation was some of the best I had in india over the 5 weeks I was travelling!
from Israel, April 2019
I did here 50-hour TTC. It's a lovely place, very peaceful and green. The staff was kind and helpful. The teachers were professional. The food was very tasty and healthy. I didn't feel that I miss something.
It's a perfect place to detach from all the thoughts and devote some time to yourself.
from Indonesia, April 2019
"Relaxing few days with amazing food!"
Everything was absolutely amazing! Everyone was super welcoming. I only did a 3 day retreat as opposed to teacher training and I really enjoyed my time and felt pampered and focused. The classes were good, the space is lovely with lots of green around and is quiet, away from the main busy bit of the town. The food was incredible, always different and more than filling and healthy! Definitely not too spicy, so also good for newcomers to India. I shared a twin room with another girl and it was lovely, clean and the hot shower was perfect!
from United States, March 2019
"Super cool spot "
I loved the food, location and variety of classes. Close to town and good communication from staff
from United States, March 2019
"Amazing experiences "
Nice quite location.
The food was amazing
All the teachers are so kind and professional
I would like to come again definitely!!
Lalit ji is so kind and nice 👍🏻
from Great Britain, March 2019
"AMAZING EXPERIENCE HIGHLY RECOMMEND "
the locations is amazing. You get a sense of freedom straight away being in the mountains surrounded by animals. The teachers go above and beyond to help you with anything you need. Food was amazing and accommodation was fab. No words would do this place justice how peaceful and calm you feel. I have learned loads not only about yoga but about myself too.
from Poland, March 2019
"Excelent place to learn yoga"
I like fact, that they teach you postures, how to breath, how to meditate, also they provide knowledge about yoga philosophy and anatomy. Really I got more then I expected :) And I think the best recomendation will be that after my 50h course I want back for 200h course ;)
from Germany, March 2019
from India, February 2019
"Wish I signed up for longer than 3 days..."
I really enjoyed this holistic immersion into "yoga" which goes beyond just the exercise western cultures have come to know. The importance of breath work, healthy eating, and getting to know oneself. Great instructors and great food. Hope to come back again soon!
from United States, January 2019
The whole experience at Yoga Vidya Mandiram was wonderful! Location is perfect surrounded by the mountains. I learnt a lot more about yoga and meditation through the teachers and at yoga classes here. Food was amazing and everyone is really very responsive, helpful and friendly to talk to! I will be definitely going back here for learning more and highly recommend this yoga retreat to everyone :)
from United States, January 2019
It was a really great experience! The food was delicious and I liked eating communally with the more advanced students so we could all get to know each other and I could learn things from them as well. The location is gorgeous and very relaxing. I was a bit nervous, because I was not very experienced in yoga, and I'm not very stong yet, but the teachers were very good with providing challenges to more advanced students and modifications for beginners like me.
I'd recommend this school for any level of student, and for people who are interested in learning more about meditation and traditional aspects of yoga that are sometimes overlooked by other schools. The teachers are very knowledgeable and kind and the staff is so friendly and caring. A truly unforgettable experience. ♥️
from South Africa, January 2019
"Life changing and beyond expectations "
from India, January 2019
I loved everything about it🤗
from Australia, December 2018
"The best Yoga experience"
The best yoga experience I could have imagined. The location it’s perfect; a bit hidden (which I loved) tranquil little neighbourhood quiet and peaceful enough to let you enjoy the program but very close to the Center.
The views are breathtaking and the playful monkeys are just another part of the charm.
The instructors are very professional and friendly. The program is complete and well organised, covering different areas including practice and theory. You are constantly learning and feel the improvements every day.
The food is so delicious, I’d say the best I had in India after travelling a month :)
We met very nice people, the atmosphere is so peaceful and inviting.
We even had a group trip to the holy cave , it was awesome.
Lalit is the best, such a lovely person, always with a smile , he was in every little detail to make our experience even better. He also took us to Trayambakeshwar temple and gave us a little tour , fantastic.
Thanks so much Lalit 🙏
Overall I had the best experience and I would happy recommend this Ashram.
from Great Britain, November 2018
"I had the most wonderful time. I didn’t want to leave. "
The place, the people made it very very special. The atmosphere of relax and happiness. The training was amazing and I learnt so much in such a short time. I will take away the things I have learnt.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
from France, November 2018
"Lovely people, would do it all over again! "
I did the 200 hour TTC in Chiangmai in October 2018. Things I like: Dedicated and knowledgeable teachers, well designed and holistic course, thorough materials, care into every aspect of our stay, thank you!
from Poland, November 2018
Everything was amazing: instructors, classes, place and food. Also additional sight seeing trips. Exceptional engagement of staff. Wonderful experience.
from India, November 2018
Great start of my Yoga-journey. Very friendly trainers, leaders and staff. Good atmosphere and nice people. The 3 day course was a nice introduction to the yoga universe, I wish I had time to stay longer. My partner (who also joined) is gluten intolerant and the school staff had no problem in accommodating to this when preparing all meals for us.
from United States, November 2018
This place was absolutely incredible. You have access to amazing instruction, wonderful food, and the beautiful Himalayas. Would recommend to anyone.
from South Africa, October 2018
"3 day meditation "
The instructors were knowledgeable and went out of their way to make you feel at home. They were professional and intuitively pitched the course material and class to accommodate both beginner and advance yogi alike. The opening ceremony was beautiful and interactive, sadly I missed the closing ceremony due to an early train I was booked on. I enjoyed my stay and missed the serenity instantly once I arrived in Delhi. The trip to the Aarti will be a lifelong memory that I will cherish. The food was amazing and the people I encountered were delightful! There was sufficient time to plan activities which I loved. I cannot wait to experience another workshop here hopefully soon, soon as I definitely will be back. PS I booked a private room.
from Germany, October 2018
"Short Stay in a very magical Place"
staying at Yoga Vidya Mandiram is so magical and calming and earthing and everything that you'd be looking for. I really enjoyed the warm welcome and the purity and honesty of the place and the people.
from Thailand, October 2018
"AWESOME EXPERIENCE !"
The location is good , the trip is excellent! the teaching is very good, the food is delicious, everything is good, i love it so much! hope there will be another chance to be joined it .
from United States, September 2018
"Excellent beginning to the journey of finding yourself"
I liked the Hatha yoga and ashtanga vinaya teacher very much ( Mr Manish and his wife), very patient and professional. Mr. Piyush, took the much needed session of relaxation Meditation after the long challenging day each time giving us a beautiful ending to the class.I am impressed with knowledge Mr Onit had about his field, Miss Pooja was too helpful in delivering the knowledge about body anatomy and Mr. Chandramani explanation about yoga philosophy was too helpful. The kitchen staff was also very friendly.Overall it was a life changing experience and one must go for it. It is something you would like go deeper and deeper each day.
from India, August 2018
"Wonderful reflective time in secluded retreat center"
i) The staff was so friendly. Made sure my cab was on time, saw me off at 4:30am, checked on me when I was sick. REALLY really incredible.
ii) I've done some yoga, but I also absolutely loved the mantras, breathing practice, and intro to meditation - things I'm less familiar with.
iii) The food was really delicious. Our group had one night where we (self prompted) practiced mindful eating and the flavors are so delicious.
iv) There are monkeys. Everywhere. They are such daredevils and so fun to watch!
from India, July 2018
"Amazing course experience but bad quality food and hotel"
The teachers are really good. The classes are magical. At the end Onit was my angel and he try to do your best for solve all problems
from United States, July 2018
The instructors were friendly, knowledgeable and tried to help when you had an issue. The food was mostly tasty and there were lots of activities provided.
from Indonesia, June 2018
This experience changed, improved, and cleansed my life.
Thank you Yoga Vidya Mandiram for everything you have gifted me.
from Norway, June 2018
I loved everything about my training and stay with Yoga Vidya Mandiram. It was the people, the teachers, the coordinators, the workers, the kitchen staff that really impressed me. Everyone was doing their job with extreme passion, they went over and beyond to ensure we had the best experience, and I appreciate everything they have done for us.
The teaching was impeccable. I couldn't have imagined it any bette than this. The teachers were so dedicated and knowledgable.
Larissa Jane Kessler
from Switzerland, May 2018
"Had an amazing time - thank xou so much!"
The whole schedule/programme was fantastic. Starting with chanting and pranayama in the morning and ending the day with relaxation and meditation is amazing. The teachers are really professional and they are open for all questions. Furthermore when you get sick, they take care of you and will try to do everything to get over your sickness. Classes are small and the longer you stay the smaller the classes will get which is amazing. At the end we were only 3 people left for the 500h YTT which was amazing. The facility is beautiful too and even you are close to everything it is quiet and doing yoga in that huge garden in the morning is adorable. I had the feeling that other schools didn't have that. The food is really delicious and it changes all the time.
I really recommend yoga vidya mandira! Namaste!
from India, April 2018
Yoga Teacher Sudhirji and his team is full of energy, and share knowledge in interesting manner.
Nice and clean accomodation with great view of mountains.
Meals and service provided by the Cooks is very balanced,nutritious and tasty. Also, they provide variety in the meals on everyday basis.Tourist can access organic store in walking distance if they require anything particular.
Overall it's a great place.
Dhanyawad to all
from India, March 2018
Understanding the psychology of yoga and more on the “why” as opposed to just knowing it’s good and learning the practical side.
from Germany, March 2018
Since I came to yoga vidra mandiram i felt so comfortable and welcome at this place...it felt like 'coming home' (after my travelling)with the familiar atmosphere and wonderful energy there. Onit was so awesome helpful with everything and took care that everyone is alright. The food was wonderful and the teachers and all staff just awesome. I had a one week training and can just recommend that place and bet you dont wanna leave anymore since you came here :) enjoy and youll have a wonderful time here.
from Great Britain, March 2018
"Great experience! "
A welcoming, friendly retreat in lovely surroundings.
from Denmark, February 2018
"Great week in Rishikesh "
I loved my week here!! Great people, teachers, accommodation, classes and food. Also the groups aren’t very big which is a perfect way to learn the most. Everyone should go here
from India, January 2018
"Perfect 3 days of peace"
Got to learn so much about what I was doing wrong all this time and why I could not concentrate while meditating.
from India, January 2018
"They are very amazing. It felt me that I am with my family. "
Teachers are very knowledgeful and supportive. Teachers are always ready to help in any situation. And method of teaching is awesome here. Even the staff here who cock foods is also very kind hearted. I spent here a nice time.
from France, December 2017
"Best in rishikesh"
Small course (less than 15 as a rule, we were 5) with a very human feel. Amazing teachers and people helped making this course a great experience in yoga and beyond. Everybody was always willing to help whether the matter was trivial, practical, or spiritual. I felt among friends and even though I learned a lot and improved greatly in my practice, the impact on my life is what I’ll remember. Get involved as the more you interact with the team the more you’ll get out of it. Cost also includes excursions. I would go back here to further my training. Highly recommended.
Anna Abildtrup Jensen
from Denmark, December 2017
The time in vidya Mandi ram was absolutely amazing the teachers are so knowledgeable and all so compassionate about yoga and the yogic lifestyle and just want to share. You really learn a lot and they are always there to help if anything is wrong. Amazing. Highly recommend.
from Norway, December 2017
"Nice place, Enjoy"
Very good instructors, nice place, healthy vegetarian food, short distance to everything, excellent program, learned much, feels like "home"
Dina Al Jafari
from Belgium, October 2017
"My spiritual journey in Rishikesh"
I loved the philosophy, meditation and chanting classes. The excruciations were very enriching for the overall experience.
from United Arab Emirates, October 2017
"If you really want to learn go as a student and open mind "
The teachers are experts in their fields. The yoga teacher Mr Ravinder is excellent. So are all the teachers. Each one knows his subject
from India, September 2017
The teachers were very good and were very well versed with their subject knowledge which was imparted to me with out any inhabitants.
from Netherlands, April 2019
The last 2 months that i spend here were a really valuable gift that i take for the rest of my life. it is really amazing to go home with all this new knowledge and friendships that i gained and made here. I thank lalit for the fact that he is always ready to help where ever he can and always with a smile. Dr praveen, who is an amazing doctor and friend and always in for a joke. Both are welcome in my county! Thanks to all the amazing teachers, sandeep for his wise knowledge. Vivek, I still dont understand how all this knowledge about asanas fits in his head! The food was really good. Jashpal and his staff were always helpfull with special requests. The room was good. Building clean and well maintained. Bahut danyewat!!!
Melanie Cadavid Nieto
from United States, March 2019
Estudiar las 500h YTT en Vidya Mandiram fue una experiencia muy enrequecidora, en la que aprendi mucho, cada dia.
Todo el equipo es excelente, siemper muy bien atendida y pendientes de todo. Todos los profesores son muy profesionales y transmiten mucho.
from United States, February 2019
"La retraite de 3 jours dure 2 jours... "
L'endroit est sympathique, plutôt calme car en retrait (bien que des travaux un peu partout...) et l'équipe a à cœur de vous faire passer un bon moment pendant les repas, surtout Lalit.
J'ai eu la chance de loger dans le bâtiment principal, qui est très confortable.
from Switzerland, January 2019
"Best place and teachers to start my Yoga Journey with!"
Flexibility and helpfulness of the teachers and variety of yoga and meditation lessons. As well the cultural program around the lessons.
from India, December 2018
"Magical experience "
Couldn't have been any better!
from United States, October 2018
"IF SEEKING INWARD AND REAL AWAKENING TOOLS...THIS IS FOR YOU"
I especially like the knowledge distributed with love and respect.
the instructors were humble in there teaching and were giving away information, knowledge, tips, and much more else, with so much love and care.
The location is exceptional and calls to look inward, it is dense and the staff there are lovely and really caring.
The difference class was rich in knowledge and deep, I learn a lot from the history of yoga in a Vedic point of view and took all the supplement information and book references the teacher gave to us.
Thank you All for a great soul experience.
from France, September 2018
"Explorer le yogi qui est en vous "
Les qualités des cours était au top, Rishikesh est une ville pleine de surprises, allez a la découverte des temple et des ashram. La cuisine servie était délicieuse. L'équipe sur place est très attentionnée, extrêmement gentille, en cas de soucis vous pouvez compter sur eux!!
from Spain, August 2018
Me ha encantado todo! La experiencia ha sido inolvidable! Tome el curso de 3 durante mi viaje de 15 dias por India Norte y desde luego fue la
mejor decision. Me permitió introducirme aun mas en su cultura, practicar y aprender mas sobre el yoga y la meditacion, conocer a gente super interesante de todo el mundo y comer platos DELICIOSOS. Desde luego me hubiera gustado quedarme algun dia mas. Me ayudaron desde el principio con todo y cuidaron cada detalles. 100% recomendable!
from United States, April 2018
I've been so lucky to have two (in four teachers) really extraordinary teachers that learnt me a lot and shared a very complete training.
The place where the school is in rishikesh is really great and peaceful and the hostel and kitchen's staff are totally amazing.
from Brazil, March 2018
Realicé esta experiencia con mi pareja.. principalmente por curiosidad, nunca habíamos practicado yoga antes y ahora estamos muy entusiasmados con seguir aprendiendo. Las lecciones son muy buenas y Onit, el coordinador es un gran ser. Estuvo abierto a responder todas nuestras dudas, incluso algunas sobre su cultura. Fue una experiencia muy enriquecedora, ojalá podamos volver y quedarnos más días.
from Netherlands, January 2018
"A very special place!"
I really enjoyed the lectures and learned so much. My room was nice and the food delicious. Its a very special place with lovely people who are working so hard to made it special for me. Definitely recommandable!
from Germany, November 2017
"50 hours Yoga Teacher Training"
I had a great first experience during the 50 hours YTT at Yoga Vidya Mandiram including both the 50 hours Yoga Teacher Training and my first time living in India.
Director Sudhir always assured that all students had everything they needed including both Yoga Teacher Training, accommodation, food and any other needs that might arise during the stay. Onit, part of the team& a yoga teacher in the near future was supporting us the students in everything we could think of, from a safe airport pick up to advises where to buy what at a reasonable prize.
The Yoga teachers had an amazing in-depth knowledge about Yoga and were willing to share all information with us students. I have learned amazing and surprising facts about Yoga and I would have wished to learn more. The training is intense, so if you expect holidays you might rather opt for a Yoga retreat which is also offered by this school. The training starts at 6 am and ends mostly at 9 am. So you have a full day of learning.
As I was sick during the stay (respiratory infection) everyone took so very well care of me. Even a colleague had to go to hospital once and we did not have to worry about anything, the Director and the team managed everything that we needed to get better as soon as possible.
Sundays the school organises very nice and interesting trips. We had the opportunity to visit an evening ceremony in Haridwar at the Ganga, which I really enjoyed.
I felt very safe and very well taken care of thoughout my stay.
from Germany, October 2017
"What an amazing experience!"
We had much more than expected in matter of love, wisdom, knowledge, serenity, yummy food, friendships, ...
Arriving in India, Onit was extremely helpful and arranged transportation from Delhi airport to Rishkesh and he kept on calling the driver to ensure I was okay. I was greeted by him and my Guru Sudhir Agasti upon arrival. The course was excellent, the instructors were extremely professional and with great knowledge. I felt in love with yoga philosophy and will keep on studying more and more. Mr Agasti was always there for us and brought so much light to my life. I can't wait to go back and continue this beautiful life journey. Thank you so much Onit and Sudhir Namaste Fernanda Lima from Brazil