Yoganandham is one of the most prominent yoga training centers in the world, offering yoga retreats, training, and teaching course to people all over the world.

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from Canada, March 2020

"YTT @ Yoganandham"

Our yoga instructors were talented and full of knowledge. The course was challenging and constructive, and my physical skills increased greatly. The theory classes were informative and interesting- withsome female teachers which was amazing. The organization and scheduling was good, the food and kitchen staff wonderful and the excersions were a great break from the busy weeks.

T. Barclay King

from India, February 2020

"Small classes, excellent instructors"

Classes were small and personal instruction. No struggling to see what the instructors were doing or wanted you to do, because they were right there to help.

Divya Kumar

from India, January 2020

"The best experience! "

The teachers are amazing. Especially loved kamal sir's classes. Pushing us to our limits everyday helped me to deepen my yogic practice. Manish sir takes the whole class into account and ensures that everyone in the class is able to follow which is a super important skill for people pursuing ytt. Everyone in the campus is super helpful. The soup prepared by Sri Ram bhaiyya on those cold wintery nights were super comforting. Food is healthy indian food. Mohit was super helpful as well. Took me to some cool places. If you are unsure what to do on a free day and want to explore, he is your guy! Overall it's been a fantastic experience. Hope to see you all soon :)

Ayush Sharma

from India, November 2019

"Value for money for yoga retreat where you can push yourself"

I thoroughly liked my yoga retreat. I met great and diverse people there. The instructors are very knowledgable and will help you with holding and perfecting an asana and providing background about it. The environment was very conducive and there were folks of varying experience .

They would also motivate you to push yourself. The room was basic. They provide breakfast, lunch and dinner. The food was vegetarian and Indian. But there are ample cafes around the place where you can go if you want a different cuisine although finding non-vegetarian food will be tough.

Natalie Love

from United States, November 2019

Upon arriving at the school, I was greeted with a warm welcome, and was immediately made to feel like family. My room was clean and comfortable, I was able to receive clean sheets, towels, soap and toilet tissue as needed. The food was completely amazing! The staff went above and beyond to ensure we were all comfortable. On the night of arrival, the owner Manish was celebrating his wedding anniversary, we were all included.. such a beautiful and kind gesture. We were also lucky enough to spend Diwali with the guys at Yoganandham! They embraced us with their beautiful culture and so much love. The Gurus at Yoganandham are beyond exceptional with regards to their knowledge and teachings. I enjoyed every moment of our 4 week journey and I will forever hold a special place in my heart for the whole team.

The surrounding area is completely safe, and there are many stores within walking distance to grab any essential that you could possibly need except for nail polish!! 🙃 There are also many cafes, restaurants, organic stores etc;)

It’s easy to jump in to a tuk tuk from just about anywhere and the market and river are just a short walk.

*If your looking for a life changing experience immersed in culture, love & beautiful sacred teachings then this is the program for you!

Paula Nogueira De Rossi

from Brazil, October 2019

"The best teacher training I could ask for!"

The teachers were simply amazing, they know exactly how to pass the knowledge to students, they make sure you understood and will be able to teach your own students. They also give you a 3 way explanation for everything: scientifically, socially and spiritually, so you can understand any matter in all its content. The theory classes were also amazing, so you can really be immerse in all yoga’s aspects. The food is also amazing and the excursion on the Sundays were delightful. I’m in love for the course and I really intend to come back to finish the other 100hours.

Enrique Molina

from Germany, September 2019

"the best yoga experience ever"

i booked the 100h teacher training course cos i wanted to learn what yoga really was plus i needed a mental detox as never before. having practiced yoga for less than 5 months and having the flexibility of a wooden stick i wasn't sure i was gonna be able to fully enjoy the experience.

the teachers were more than great. there were lot of them cos the director wanted us to have different point of views, learning methods and personalities to teach us what yoga was, so that we could build our own ideas.

on the theoretical level, learning the history, philosophy, definition, different types and purpose of yoga really made up my mind about it, since i thought that yoga was just the asanas (postures).

on the phisical level it was challenging and pushy but bearable (lot of breaks between physical classes). i had never been able to touch my toes and on the third day of the course, i was able to (first time in 38 years). the stretching class teacher was amazing and helped me to understand my body better that any doctor in my whole life (working with computers had negatively influenced my postures); kamal tought me a lot about my own anatomy and how to improve my flexibility.

food was really good and healthy :)

i went there looking for good tools to balance my life and came back with much more than expected so i recommend this school 200%

feeling so greatful! i will defo come back to upgrade to 200h :)


from South Korea, August 2019

"Best vacation ever"

If i could , i would go again without no hesitation. Eventhough I took a retreat class It was really impressive. I came to love yoga and philisophy of it. I want to know more about yoga and am going to study and practice and hope to visit again for a teaching course.

Maria Manuela Rodrigues

from Portugal, August 2019

"Very exciting experience."

Being surronded by the Himalaya mountains.

The spirit of yoga.

The friendship among colleagues.

The knowledge of the teachers.


from Great Britain, August 2019

"Excellent experience "

The instructors are incredibly knowledgeable about their subject, throughout your intensive training you feel in very safe hands. You will not believe how much you will learn in such a short space of time.

The food is brilliant, I did not miss meat at all. It is flavourful but not spicy at all. They integrate some traditional things for you to try like butter milk, and you are explained the benefits. But also sometimes there are mango smoothies to accompany your breakfast. Expect wholesome home cooking.

The people who you share the course with will have such an impact. It is amazing to have a more international network since completing the course.

Maria Luiza Gazzola

from India, August 2019

"If you’re looking for a peaceful place, don’t come here "

Yoga classes were nice and the flow was appropriate for beginners. It was only 3 of us in the class so the instructor could adapt the class regarding our levels. Philosophy class was good but really short (only 45 min).

Afroditi Kontou

from United Arab Emirates, June 2019

"A friendly and personal yoga retreat for beginners"

Friendly people

Very good yoga instructors

Opportunity to learn about yoga

Jodi Vaughn

from United States, June 2019

"Yoga retreat"

The yoga schedule had enough classes to make it a good value but left free time to explore the area and take naps. I also wasnt expecting a philosophy course which I found fascinating.

Mary Khan

from Bangladesh, June 2019

"They treat you like family!"

The are genuine people trying to do best by you and by yoga. I hope to come back!

Nathan Swope

from India, May 2019

"Wonderful retreat for beginner yogis"

This was my first real exposure to yoga, and it was overwhelmingly positive. The atmosphere was full of good peaceful energy and so were the teachers. The facilities were better than I expected (they are moving to a new building now so I don't know how the facilities will be then, but I heard they're even better than the current ones). The food was delicious and plentiful. Would have loved to stay longer!

Soodevi Somaru

from Maldives, April 2019

"Making my first visit to rishikesh a memorable one"

The astanga teacher kamal is so nice always smiling through out the class and always take care of everyone which i really appreciate.

A big Thank you to the hatha teacher Manish for the knowledge,you gave me another reason to come back to learn more.

A big thank to the Yoga philosophy teacher Bhavesh for such inspiring class and i really appreciate the way you make the class so interesting and answering all our questions.

I wish we had more classes with you.

Thank you to each and everyone to such a friendly environment..

Eden Samimi

from Australia, April 2019

"Amazing experience "

The classes were very in depth in terms of focusing on alignment in the asanas. The teachers all have in depth knowledge and are very helpful with any questions you may have. The school was a beautiful place to stay and i would recommend it to everyone!

Maria Dibiaggio

from Macedonia, March 2019

"Great choice "

Love the location and the people who took the retreat and the yoga instructor course .also the staff are super helpful and friendly. It's my first time in India so this was excellent choice for me .

Catherine Darling

from Australia, March 2019


Our trainer, Moheet, was patient and wise and made every yoga class enjoyable . The atmosphere at Yoganandham felt welcoming and we felt like we were part of a family. . The pranayama, meditation and philosophy classes were interesting and relaxing, often outdoors which was divine.

Kim Nelinder

from Sri Lanka, March 2019

"Had such an amazing week at Yoganandham "

Had the most amazing time, loved my week doing the yoga retreat. Great professional teachers and I learned so much! The food was amazing and all the staff was so lovely and helpful!

Erna Wati

from Maldives, March 2019

"great experince"

Very excellent program, Value for money. need to improve the quality of the accommodation.

Robin Mcfall

from United States, February 2019

"Wonderful experience with Yoganandham"

When I first arrived to Yoganandham I immediately felt like I was apart of their family. Everyone in the ashram was very friendly and welcoming. Everyone was very helpful. The training was very informative and the teachers were amazing. The food was DELICIOUS. The accommodations were fine. I would recommend you do a retreat or training with this school. I will return in the future!

Luis Antonio Marimon Netto

from United States, January 2019

"Life-Changing Experience (at least a beginning)..."

I spent 7 days in Rishikesh, at Yoganandham Ashram and that was definitely a life-changing experience for me (at least a beginning of that)! Since 2017 I started meditating looking forward to stress control and to develop my emotional/spiritual life. In 2019 I decided to step forward going to India for a retreat period. General detox period. And I don't regret a thing. For the first time I practiced Yoga, as way to conduct you to meditation and mindfulness stage. In the very beginning was quite hard for me but with the intense training it started to get easier and softer. Enjoyable. I had the opportunity to take some classes of Yoga Therapy, Philosophy, Anatomy, History. It was hard, intense and for me very emotional at some points. I would love to have had the chance to stay more days, but 7 days were enough to change me. To improve and incentive my meditation, concentration and mindfulness abilities/practices. To be present, to live the present, to release expectations, to be grateful, to brief, and brief, and brief... That were the main goals of this period, including the friends I had the opportunity to meet that, whose inspired me a lot! I hardly recommend the experience at Yoganandham Team. They all are super kind, helpful and qualified. Namastê!


from United States, January 2019

"Great Experience at Yoganandham"

Yoganandham offers a real Ashram experience. All of the instructors are very welcoming and very competent. Various styles of asana are taught including traditional Hatha yoga, where there is a focus on breath as well as body positioning. This was a real treat as good Hatha yoga classes can be hard to find in the West, with the focus often being on getting the 'yoga body'. At yoganandham you feel the holistic benefits of the practice; relaxation,reinvigoration and strengthening of body and mind. The philosophy classes were also very good, taking you right to the heart of matter. Another unexpected bonus was the food. It was so good I didn't eat anywhere else! (Winter is Dec-Jan, take very warm clothes then : ) Overall the facilities were nice and the location was on point. After just 5 days at yoganandam I went from feeling imbalanced to feeling relaxed and refreshed. I would definately consider returning to Yoganadham in the future.

Cassandra Sanderson

from United States, December 2018

"Truly amazing and life-changing experience for me!"

I had the most amazing experience at Yoganandam. It was so overwhelming trying to choose a school in Rishikesh. However, I read some of the reviews of this one and I am so glad I chose this one. All of the instructors were so knowledgable, kind and always answered all of my crazy questions lol. I made life long memories and friendships and have learned so much about myself, yoga, and the world. I really liked how all of the classes were on time and the class sizes weren't too large. Every Sunday we had an outing or activity planned and they were all amazing! The food was delicious, a bit repetitive sometimes, but that is to be expected. The location was great, just a short walk to the ganges. Manish was so caring and helpful, whenever anyone was sick(which is very common, just to be aware) he took us to the doctor for ayurvedic medicine or if necessary antibiotics. Overall 10 out of 10 experience and value for your money.


from United States, December 2018

"Fantastic Yoga Retreat!"

The teachers were fantastic! I am a beginner at yoga and they were very thorough in their approach to help me learn and improve. They really do tailor their approach for each student, making the experience somewhat personalized which was great! They really care about each student.

The food was delicious and you get plenty of it 😁

Overall, I was extremely pleased with this experience - would highly recommend!

Kevon Zare

from United States, December 2018

I had a wonderful time completing the 200hr Teacher training course at Yoganandham. The teachers and staff were awesome and very helpful. They went out of their way to accommodate me and make me feel welcomed. Definitely a great experience, from the location, to the training, to the food.

I went without much previous knowledge of yoga, and learned so much it will take a while to digest it all. Great place for a retreat or Teacher training.

Jo Colville

from Great Britain, December 2018

"Heavenly retreat"

The whole experience was unforgettable. All the instructors were so caring & kind, whilst still pushing you to do your best. They all want you to get the most out of it & it's hard not to with such great instruction & support. Cannot recommend them highly enough. A joyful experience thank you so much x

Ahmed Metawea

from South Korea, December 2018

"More than a yoga program "

I loved everything. I went without knowing nothing about the place or someone that had been there, and I don't regret a thing. The food, the staf, the teachers, everything was great and specially the stuff was very helpful Very friendly and concerned they were always ready to help anytime.

There is not words enough to describe all the wonderful of this place .


from United States, December 2018

If this is your first time in Rishikesh, or India then this school is a perfect place to find your bearings. The staff are very accommodating to individual needs and always ready to help. There were activities every Sunday to keep you occupied on your day off. This also allowes one to have a greater understanding of the local area.

If you’re looking for an overall introduction into yoga and philosophy then this is the place to do it.

The school is part of an ashram , so the accommodation is basic but clean. The location was loca in tapovan, more chilled than rishikesh but not too far away to go to a puja ceremony if wanted.

The physical asanas classes were three times a day- a morning session with manish, an afternoon ‘stretching’ class with kamal (more like yoga conditioning), and an evening ashtanga class (appropriately adapted to the needs of the group). During the course that I attend, it felt like that there was a repetition a number of asanas and a focus on using surya namaskar series. I’m not sure whether this was due to the type of Hatha practised by the school (Bihar school of yoga) or to prepare the students as we had a variety of levels. Each teacher Has been teaching and practising yoga for a long time and overall I enjoyed the traditional yoga asana sessions. Thank you!


from United States, November 2018

"Amazing experience "

Very good sessions in a very nice place with beautiful landscapes and a very familiar environment

Eva Wiersma

from Netherlands, September 2019

Ontzettend fijne plek met lieve mensen. instructeurs helpen je goed om alles uit te leggen. De ashram ligt buiten het drukke Rishikesh; heel fijn! Het eten was heerlijk met vrijwel iedere ochtend verse fruitshake. De kamer was prima; niet heel bijzonder maar je krijgt waar voor je geld.

Yaiza Leal

from Spain, September 2019

"Una buena forma de entender el yoga"

Me encantó aprender sobre la filosofía del yoga. Y sobretodo vivir un estilo de vida más calmado y relajado que te impregna.


from India, August 2019

"Una experiencia única."

Me encanto el trato por parte de toda la gente que trabajaba, muy atentos y estan allí para cualquier cosa. Los profesores que te enseñan el yoga te corrigen muy bien y explican muchas cosas interesantes. Yo no sabía nada respecto yoga y la verdad que he aprendido mucho. Las instalaciones las estaban mejorando porque era en un sitio nuevo y la verdad que estaba quedando muy bien. Volvería a ir sin ninguna duda. Muy satisfecha y agradecida.

Andreas Eckbauer

from Germany, June 2019

"Yoganandham is great"

The team around Manish and my main trainer Mohit was super. I got excellent tips on how to improve my Asana and how to easily continue with little yoga each day of the future.

The food was delicious throughout the whole stay, the rooms spacious and very clean.

Daniel Kessler

from United States, December 2018

"Glad to have chosen this school"

The course offered a lot of value for the price. I'm really glad I chose this course here.

-Excellent staff

-try to find a solution for all of your needs

-really good healthy food

Maren Materlik

from United States, November 2018

"Tolle Stimmung, perfekte Lehrer & liebenswerte Menschen"

Die Atmosphäre ist großartig. Die Kurse waren nie zu voll, sodass man eine super Betreuung hat. Der Spaß kommt nie zu kurz. Großartige Lehrer die sich viel Zeit nehmen. Darüber hinaus ist jede Frage willkommen und eine helfende Hand vorhanden. Ich habe mich pudelwohl gefühlt.