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

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Instructors (5)

Yogacharya Manish

Yogini Shalini

Yogi Kamal

Ayurvedacharya G.L. Arora

Achrya Bhanu

Reviews (41)

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.

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.

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!

Coralie Derez

from Belgium, February 2018

"Life changing experience "

All the staff from Yoganandham School is nice, helpful, smiling, trying to offer the best of the experience! They not only share a knowledge but also their experience, a way of life and all their love! It’s like being in a huge family :-)

If you need any help after having left the ashram, they will help you find the better option...

I recommend this school to anyone really interested in a life changing experience!

The practice class are really tremendous!

Thanks to Manish A., Manish U., Kamal, Sohan, Prakash, Vaibhav, Mohit, Kala and the Chef Coq!

Everything was Perfect!

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

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.


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!

Jo Colville

from United Kingdom, 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


from United States, November 2018

"Amazing experience "

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


from India, October 2018

Chloé Delahaye

from India, October 2018

"Thank you for an amazing week in Yoganandham"

The yoga classes were really good: we were only a few students which make it possible for the teacher to adapt the level of the classes and to give a lot of personal advice. Special thanks to all the team for being so welcoming and friendly !

The location is very nice, we could go to the city and the river between classes. Food and accommodation are also great, and the cook makes tailored menus for students with special needs (gluten-free and lactose-free for example).

I planned to stay 3 days and finally spent a week in the school.


from United States, October 2018

"Amazing classes with great results "

The yoga classes were fantastic! We both have done yoga classes for a few years, but never really got further than beginners level. Just staying here for 4 nights, we learned so much more than over all those years! The instructors give you a very good understanding of yoga, motivate and push you. It was hard work, but enjoyable and great results.

The food was fine. Enough variety and plenty of vegetables.

The location is ideal, with plenty of shops and cafes nearby. The views in the village are beautiful.

Christine Tong

from Italy, September 2018

"Excellent teacher-training course"

Instructors were all very good. And so was the food! Course was quite intense, but very worthwhile and I learnt a lot.

The ashram was a great place for a genuine experience.

Robert Bruno

from Japan, March 2018

"Rejuvenated in Rishikesh"

The weather was extraordinary

Jason Mccoy

from United States, March 2018

"Instructors "

Every instructor was of the highest quality

Arthur Savadera

from Philippines, March 2018

"Path to Self Realization"

Everything... Ayurveda Class and Meditation... Asanas for a first timer, the experience was really awesome... Very supportive teachers... From stretching... Asanas... Meditation classes... Philosophy... I recommend! 😊💗🎵

Dan Burrage

from United Kingdom, March 2018

"Everything I hoped for"

The Patience and understanding of the yoga instructors was fantastic. Being a complete beginner I was a little nervous but despite my limits, I was put at ease and it enjoyed it. Both teachers were fantastic. Meditation was also great, really felt like I had got somewhere with it by my last lesson. The food was also very tasty.

Ruth Wheeler

from India, February 2018

"Yoga Retreat "

I loved the feel of the old ashram and all the quality of the teachers and staff were very helpful and understanding to all our needs and went out of their way to help in any way. I like Manish 's philosophy and vision for the ashram and the fact that he will only have small groups of about 10 to ensure quality teaching .


from India, February 2018

"A good, well located ashram for seasoned yogis. "

This is a clean and well-run ashram. The teachers are all very capable and know what they’re doing. And it’s well located in the centre of Tapovan.


from United Kingdom, January 2018

"Good for mind and body"

The time table was great, leaving us enough free time in the day to explore.

The yoga was brilliant, with great teaching and correction

The yoga philosophy classes gave great understanding to our practice

The excursion to the Kanjanpuri temple for sunrise meditation was awesome

Anastassiya Mamedova

from Italy, November 2017

"What u know about yoga?"

Befor came in yoganandham ashram i thought i knew about yoga. But there only in 3 days i understand everything what i knew was totaly not what is it in reality. I had 3 days like being at my granny home. Totaly peace and calm atmosphere. I hope ill do rhat experiance agane.


from Malaysia, October 2017

"Amazing 4 days at Yoganandham!"

Amazing, fresh and delicious food (the best we've had in India), Attentive, fun, experienced and knowledgeable instructors, great location, authentic ashram facilities. A wonderful experience!

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.

Alexis Vandersmissen

from India, May 2018

"Learn the basics of yoga, understand yourself and your body."

Our week at yoganandham was so quickly finished! We had a really great time, learning the basics of ashtang philosophy, practicing our asanas, pranayamas and mediation with a very kind and incredibly competent crew of nice teachers.

We feel full of knowledge and very peaceful about our everyday practice, and will keep those learnings deep inside us.

Sunday, they paid us an Ayurvedic massage, and they were always kind, helpful and smiling.

The food was delicious too, no problem. Fruits and fresh vegetables everyday with the main meals.

The ashram was peaceful and beautiful, but we were the last week of the seasons, and there were sometimes maybee a bit too much work noise during the practice because they were mooving everything.

Thank you guys for those times shared with us, and your teachings.

We won't forget you,

Alexis and Laura.

Miriam Weigele

from Germany, May 2018

"großartige Zeit im Yoganadaham"

Ich hatte eine wunderbare Yogalehrer-Ausbildung in Ashram. Die Lehrer waren überaus nett und hilfsbereit und konnten mir unglaublich viel Wissen auf eine spannende und verständliche Art vermitteln. Die Gemeinschaft im Ashram ist wunderbar und ich habe mich zu jederzeit 100% wohl und sicher gefühlt. Auch bei allen anderen Angelegenheiten hatte ich immer einen Ansprechpartner. Das Essen war zudem super lecker, abwechslungsreich und immer frisch zubereitet.

Bianca Joithe

from Australia, March 2018

"It is a must!!!!"

It was my first time to visit an ashram so I can't compare to others but what I can say, I absolutely loved it. The yoga classes are great the food delicious and everyone is super lovely and helpful. Yoganandham and Rishikiesh is definitely the right place for your first experience. Words can't describe it, how I felt afterwards.

Alice Cogun

from Germany, March 2018

The Yoga lessons were intensive and exceptionally well explained, the whole team was very nice and I’d come back any time! The sooner the better ;)

Maria Laura Cereigido

from India, February 2018

"Hermosa experiencia "

Pase unos dias muy lindos. El personal super amable y siempre dispuestos a ayudarte. Las clases de yoga estuvieron muy buenas. El profe de Ashtanga un genio, me encanto. Pero la verdad q estuvo todo muy lindo, el lugar, la gente con la que comparti la experiencia, los profes. El cocinero exelente!!!

Alejandro Scotti

from India, January 2018

"Muy recomendable"

Buenas prácticas, que respetan el origen de Yoga y se adaptan al paradigma occidental. Los maestros, guías y encargados son muy amables y alegres, siempre dispuestos a brindarse plenamente.