Our teams of teachers are dedicated practitioners and teachers who have led various Yoga camps successfully. Our main focus is to cultivate traditional teaching and values of Yoga with updated information on body-mind science.
The curriculum combines detailed alignment knowledge and intelligent sequencing with vinyasa theory to provide you with sound skills for teaching safe and effective yoga classes. Our teachers have spent over 20 years collectively investigating nearly every style of yoga, its practices, and associated philosophies. Their knowledge, combined with their approach to experiential education, creates a learning environment that is rich and multi-faceted.
Our teaching pedagogy has proven a great success in the studio method of teaching and has provided many teachers with a functional and innovative way of teaching without copying or mimicking. We help the teachers find their voice and their own narration in the practice as well as teachers.
Students will learn to apply healthy critical thinking through an inquisitive approach to yoga studies. They’ll practice innovative teaching drills, gain clarity about how scientific principles substantiate training techniques, explore the deeper dimensions of yoga practice, and leave with a cutting-edge understanding of human movement and physiology. In all, students can expect to complete this training with new perspectives on yoga study, a greater understanding of biomechanical alignment principles, and expand general knowledge.
We will study and deconstruct asana (yoga poses), pranayama(breathwork), meditation, yoga theory, yoga practice, yoga history and philosophy, basic Sanskrit, and ethics. Each day will be a treasure trove of learning about anatomy, kinesiology, applied biomechanics, and how to use this knowledge to optimize your yoga and movement practice and teaching.
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Thorough interactive discussions and practical sessions in group concept of incorporating personal Sadhana in Hatha Yoga classes will be shared.
Groups of Asanas
Prana means ‘vital energy’ or ‘life force’. It is the force that exists in all things, whether consciously or unconsciously. Breath control could be generally referred to as Pranayama. Indeed, it is more subtle than air or oxygen, yet is closely related to the air we breathe. Pranayama must not be mistaken for simple breathing exercises targeted at increasing oxygen levels in the lungs as it is much more than that; it is getting together your conscious and sub-conscious mind while you breathe.
Breathing is used in pranayama to control the inflow of prana through the nadis, or energy channels, of the pranamaya kosha, or energy body. Pranayama utilizes breathing to impact the inflow of prana in the nadis or energy channels of the pranamaya kosha or energy body. Despite the fact that this interpretation appears to be correct in light of the practices involved, it doesn’t convey the entire meaning of the term.
The word pranayama is based on two roots of yoga: Prana and Ayama. The words “Ayama” and “Yama” often get mixed. To clarify further, the word Yama refers to ‘control’ and is used to indicate various rules or codes of conduct whereas Ayama is defined as ‘expansion’. While understanding the concept of Pranayama we often mix the words ‘Yama’ and ‘Ayama’ with the word ‘prana’. However, the precise word is ‘Ayama’ which has far more association than the word ‘Yama’.
The combination of prana and Ayama makes Pranayama that means ‘expansion of the aspects of prana’.
The techniques of Pranayama focus on providing a method for activating and regulating the life force in order to go beyond one’s normal boundaries or limitations and achieve a higher state of vibratory energy.
Introduction of Pranayama,
Preparations for Pranayama,
Observing the Yogic Breathing – Prana Vikshana,
Abdominal diaphragmatic breathing,
Ujjayi Pranayama 1,2 & 3,
Nadi Shodhana Pranayama 1 & 2,
How to teach teaching a Pranayama class
The Shat Kriyas referred as the six cleansing procedures of the body; a science that is exceedingly explicit and systematic.
The aim of hatha yoga and, by extension of the Shatkarmas, is to achieve physical and mental purification and balance by achieving harmony between the two major pranic flows, ida and pingala.
The Shatkarmas are also used to balance the three doshas or humour in the body: Kapha- mucus; pitta-bile; and Vata-wind. An imbalance of the doshas, according to both Ayurveda and hatha yoga, causes sickness. These practices are also utilized prior to pranayama and other higher yoga practices to cleanse the body and promote safe and successful spiritual evolution.
This powerful balancing technique must not be followed or practiced from an undefined source like books, random videos, or even tutors. If we must follow the tradition, only those instructed by a guru may teach others. While practicing it is essential to be personally instructed as to how and when to perform them according to individual needs.
Yoga Darshana The Yoga School of Hindu philosophy was systematised in the Yoga-sūtras written by the Sage Maharshi Patanjali. Yoga means ‘union’. Patanjali is the compiler of the Yoga-sūtras and certainly one of the most important Vedic teachers in history. However, many people mistakenly attribute Patanjali as the founder of Yoga philosophy. The teachings of Yoga Darshana have existed since the time of the ancient Vedas in various aggregates. In fact the Mahabharata declares that Hiraṇyagarbha is the original teacher of Yoga; Hiraṇyagarbha (The Golden Source) here is a reference to Lord Brahma, the creator in the Hindu Trinity, the first guru; who also represents the Vedas and the Cosmic Mind. In the Vedas, Hiranyagarbha is identified as the Universal Being, the Creative Source of the Universe and the Vedic Sun God whose chief disciple is Rishi Vasishta. Yoga Darshana of Patanjali is closely related to the Sankhya Darshana of Kapila. Its philosophy is developed directly as an extension of the existing Sankhya Darshana. However, Yoga Darshana does differ from Sankhya Darshana on a few important concepts. The most distinct feature is the introduction of the Isvara principle or the God principle making Yoga Darshana a theistic school while Sankhya Darshana is a non-theistic school. Isvara is a special Self (Vishesha Purusha) who is not smeared by afflictions, actions, their fruitions and the domains of their accumulated propensities; who is omniscient; who is the guru even of the very first teachers; who is signified by the mantra OM (AUM) – this is the God of Yoga Darshana. Isvara is the guide and support of the yogis on the spiritual path. It is for this reason, the Yoga Darshana is also called Sa-Isvara Sankhya (Sankhya with Isvara) while the older Sankhya Darshana is called Nir-Isvara Sankhya (Sankhya without Isvara). Yoga Darshana says that human suffering and transmigration is caused by ignorance (avidya) and as in Sankhya Darshana, this ignorance is removed through discriminative wisdom and self-awareness that leads to spiritual liberation called kaivalya. This wisdom constitutes the realisation of consciousness or Self (Purusha) as separate from the body-mind matter (Prakriti) and thus abiding in one’s true nature. Therefore Raja Martanda, also called Bhoja Vrtti, a gloss on the Yoga Sūtras explains Yoga as the process of separation (viyoga) of the Self (Purusha) from the material nature (Prakriti). The Sankhyan emphasis on knowledge for the attainment of liberation is combined in Yoga Darshana with techniques that can be practiced to harness the mind towards an inward personal exploration and experience. This distinguishes Yoga Darshana’s emphasis from that of Sankhya Darshana. Patanjali says that through systematic practice of certain techniques one can restrain the mental waves and reach a state of absorption in one’s own true Self called samadhi. Remaining in one’s true pure awareness, steady wisdom dawns that removes all attachment with mental modifications – the false identities of the ego and intellect
yogaś citta-vritti nirodhah tada draśtuh svarupe avasthanam ‘
Yoga is the restrain of the activities of the mental-waves. Then the seer establishes in its true nature’. – Yoga Sūtras, 1.2 – 1.3
Patanjali outlines the spiritual practices in a systematic methodology called Ashtanga yoga (the Eightfold Yoga path). Ashtanga yoga is the primary spiritual practice of Yoga Darshana. Although principles of practices related to Karma yoga, Bhakti yoga, and Japa yoga are mentioned in the Yoga-sūtras, they are incorporated as part of the Ashtanga yoga system. Ashtanga yoga is a spiritual discipline that focuses on mental training in the sublimation of thought fluctuations, developing concentration, and meditation.
Yoga Sutras of Sage Patanjali
atha yoga-anuśāsanam ॥1॥
Now Then Yoga Is Being Explained
Yoga Is The Suppression Of The Modifications Of The Mind
तदा द्रष्टुः स्वरूपेऽवस्थानम्॥३॥
tadā draṣṭuḥ svarūpe-‘vasthānam ॥3॥
Then the Seer is established in his own essential nature.
vr̥tti sārūpyam-itaratra ॥4॥
At Other Times The Seer Appears To Assume The Form Of The Modifications Of The Mind
वृत्तयः पञ्चतय्यः क्लिष्टाक्लिष्टाः॥५॥
vr̥ttayaḥ pañcatayyaḥ kliṣṭākliṣṭāḥ ॥5॥
They Fall Into Five Varieties Of Which Some Are ‘Klista’ And The Rest are ‘Aklista’.
Vrrti-definitions are five-fold. They are either klista-obstructing (causing pain) or aklista-non-obstructing (not causing pain)
pramāṇa viparyaya vikalpa nidrā smr̥tayaḥ ॥6॥
They are right knowledge, misconception, verbal delusion, sleep and memory.
pratyakṣa-anumāna-āgamāḥ pramāṇāni ॥7॥
(Facts of ) right knowledge (are based on) direct cognition, inference or testimony.
viparyayo mithyā-jñānam-atadrūpa pratiṣṭham ॥8॥
Viparyaya Or Illusion Is False Knowledge Formed Of A Thing As Other Than What It Is.
शब्दज्ञानानुपाती वस्तुशून्यो विकल्पः॥९॥
śabda-jñāna-anupātī vastu-śūnyo vikalpaḥ ॥9॥
The Modification Called ‘Vikalpa’ Is Bases On Verbal Cognition In Regard To A Thing Which Does Not Exists. (It is a Kind Of Useful Knowledge Arising Out Of A Meaning Of A Work But Having No Corresponding Reality)
abhāva pratyayālambanā vr̥ttirnidrā ॥10॥
Dreamless Sleep Is The Mental Modification Produced By Condition Of Inertia As the State Of Vacuity or Negation (Of Waking And Dreaming)
anu-bhūta-viṣaya-asaṁpramoṣaḥ smr̥tiḥ ॥11॥
Memory is the recollection of objects one has experienced.
abhyāsa vairāgyābhyām tannirōdhaḥ ॥12॥
By Practice And Detachment These Can Be Stopped.
तत्र स्थितौ यत्नोऽभ्यासः॥१३॥
tatra sthitau yatno-‘bhyāsaḥ ॥13॥
Exertion To Acquire Sthiti Or A Tranquil State Of Mind Devoid Of Fluctuations Is Called Practice.
Abhyasa is the effort for being firmly established in that state (of Citta-Vrtti-Nirodha).
स तु दीर्घकालनैरन्तर्यसत्कारासेवितो दृढभूमिः॥१४॥
sa tu dīrghakāla nairantarya satkāra-āsevito dr̥ḍhabhūmiḥ ॥14॥
That Practice When Continued For A Long Time Without Break And With Devotion Becomes Firm In Foundation.
दृष्टानुश्रविकविषयवितृष्णस्य वशीकारसंज्ञा वैराग्यम्॥१५॥
dr̥ṣṭa-anuśravika-viṣaya-vitr̥ṣṇasya vaśīkāra-saṁjṇā vairāgyam ॥15॥
When The Mind Loses All Desires For Objects Seen Or Described In the Scriptures It Acquires A State of Utter Desirelessness Which is Called Detachment.
The eightfold steps of Ashtanga yoga are
1)Yama – Practice of cultivating the 5 values. a.
Ahiṃsā: Non-violence, non-hurtfulness, non-harming other living beings b. Satya: Truthfulness, integrity, sincerity c. Brahmacārya: Walking in awareness of the highest reality, chastity, sexual moderation d. Asteya: Non-stealing e. Aparigraha: Non-avarice, non-possessiveness
2) Niyama – Practice of the 5 observances. a. Śauca: Purity, cleanliness of mind, speech and body b. Santoṣa: Contentment, acceptance of others and one’s circumstances c. Tapas: Perseverance, austerity d. Svādhyāya: Study of Vedas and Vedic scriptures e. Īśvarapraṇidhāna: Contemplation of the Isvara (God), Presence of thought on Isvara.
3) Asana – Practice of sitting in a meditative posture with firmness and ease.
4) Pranayama – Practices of the regulation of breath.
5) Pratyahara – Practices of withdrawal of the sense organs.
6) Dharana – Practices of concentration of the mind.
7) Dhyana – Practices of meditation of the mind.
8) Samadhi – Practices of absorption of the mind
Body-Mind-Self Anatomy of Vedanta Millenniums ago, the Hindu sages (Rishis) of the Vedas declared that our true being, our true Self (Atman) is different from our body and mind. The Self is a distinct Witness-consciousness. In search of the true Self, the Vedic sages recorded profound observations of the different constitutions of the human body and mind in structured models. Yoga practices were developed to support and cultivate each aspect of the human constitution so that they become efficient instruments to help us discover our true Self. The Vedic sages imparted spiritual wisdom to their students using human constitutional models as a methotology to guide them through a process of self-enquiry and meditation. There are two important ways to organise the components of the body and mind; one is the model of ‘The Triple Bodies’ (Sharira trayam) and the model of ‘The Five Sheaths’ (Panchakosha). Both of these models are related. What is strikingly evident is the completeness of these models in representing all functional aspects of the human constitution. It is holistic and more comprehensive than the simplistic body-mind-spirit concept.
The Triple Bodies The individual person is evidently a combination of the physical and psychological components. The physical is our body and the psychological is our mind. Vedanta teaches us to also look at our mind as another body. The mind is also a structure just like the physical body. Although it is made of thought-waves, the functioning of a certain type of thought-waves makes up different mental organs. In that way we can study them part by part. Vedanta says there are three bodies in total which is called in Sanskrit Sharira trayam (Sharira = bodies, trayam = triple). These three bodies are the ‘machines’ through which we experience life which is also in three states – waking state, dream state and deep sleep state. Atman
The 5 Sheaths The Sanskrit word Panchakosha literally means five sheaths (Pancha = five, kosha = sheath), because this model constitutes five composite layers. The five layers are
The word maya appended to each term here means ‘saturated’ and implies the preponderance of ‘anna’, ‘prana’, etc. in that layer. The five sheaths are a further division of the three bodies that we have seen earlier. This allows us to study the components of the three bodies with further depth and understand the relationship between each layer of our total constitution. The first sheath corresponds to the gross body. The second, third and fourth sheaths are part of the subtle body and the fifth sheath is the causal body. Gross body Subtle body
. • Pranamayakosha– The Prana Sheath Pranamayakosha (prana-maya-kosha) is the vital layer or sheath. The second layer is the energy field that permeates our body and mind. The Pranamayakosha contains prana or vital forces and karma indriyas or motor senses. The prana or vital force fuels all our physiological and psychological processes. The prana runs in channels called nadis. There are 72,000 nadis running throughout the Pranamayakosha. The most important nadis are the ida, pingala and sushumna nadis. Prana facilitate the exchange of information between the body and mind. Prana is classified into vayus (pranic air) based on its functions and movements. There are many prana vayus but the major are five kinds:
Panchaprana – The 5 Major Pranas
Pancha Karma Indriyas – The 5 Organs of Actions The karma indriyas or motor senses control the movement of the body. They are also called organs of action or motion. There are five karma indriyas: • Speech (Mouth) • Grasping (Hand) • Locomotion (Feet) • Procreation (Genital) • Excretion (Anus) Think about what yoga practices work with the Pranamayakosha directly.
• Anandamayakosha – The Bliss Sheath Anandamayakosha (ananda-maya-kosha) is the causative layer. The fifth layer is the causal body. This is the most subtle of all five layers of the human complex. It is primarily made of mental impressions or samskaras of all thoughts and feelings. These samskaras are not visible to the conscious mind. However, in deep sleep, we are aware of the fifth layer as a state of peace and devoid of thought experience. There, our mind (thoughts) is withdrawn into the causal body and remains dormant in its unmanifested state and so we do not have awareness of the remaining four layers. Since we experience a blissful rest in deep sleep, it is called ananda-maya-kosha wherein the Sanskrit term ananda means ‘bliss’. Samskaras are the blueprint for the rising of future thoughts and emotions. The most influential of all impressions is called vasanas. Vasanas are our deep driving desires that shape our personality, especially our inclinations, ambitions, attractions and interests. It molds the way we view life and influences, particularly our likes and dislike among other behaviors.
*Introduction to the respiratory system
*Muscles of the respiratory system
*Breathing patterns and how to improve breathing patterns.
*Asanas and flow of breath.
*Pranayama and its impact on the Respiratory system.
*Channels of energy(Ida, Pingala, Sushumna.
Skeletal & muscular system:-
*Introduction to the skeletal system.
*Types of the skeletal system.
*Asanas- align your body’s incorrect posture.
*Anatomical planes of the body.
*Physiology of Stretching & flexibility
*Understanding your muscle tissue during yoga practice.
When we are able to hold the mind in one place that is called concentration. The word Dharana is a Sanskrit word derived from the root dhri which represents ‘foundation’ or ‘base’. In the yogic tradition, Dharana belongs to the internal stages of raja yoga which is the path of mental and psychological discipline. Dharana follows the stage of pratyahara where the mind withdraws from the external objects and is embodied internally.
The mind has the power to separate from the senses and go deeper to create its own world while the senses remain outside. Differentiation between sensory awareness and mental awareness needs time with practice. Once we are able to understand this distinction then the mind will be able to dwell in other deeper states where the Dharna becomes intense. The practice of deepening mental awareness could also be referred to as Dharana.
The concept of Dharana is just not merely holding the thoughts running in our mind but bringing one’s awareness and consciousness to a state where the body’s and mind’s propensity are functioning together. The state of Dharana provides supreme relaxation, mental power, and a greater ability to concentrate. With regular practice and dedication, we become aware of our thoughts. With Dharana, we train our minds of understanding and deal with our surroundings. The greater our awareness the better will be our control of the distressing nature of our personality like anxiety, negative thoughts, fear, depression, emotions, and so forth.
Practices Taught in Our 200 Hours Yoga TTC:-
Yoga Nidra (Deep Relaxation technique),
Kaya Sthairyam(Body Stillness),
Ajapa Japa (Meditation on Spontaneous sound),
Chakra shuddhi (Meditation on energy Centers),
Antar Mouna (Inner Silence),
Chidakash Dharana(Conscious Head Space)
1. How to sequence a progressive class dynamic and restorative
2. Teaching Methodology
Beginning a Class
Demonstration of Asanas in Class
3. Teaching Principles
Daily Schedule(Monday to Saturday)
A typical day in our 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Course comprises of various elements - practical sessions and theory workshops every day. Every day, you will get opportunity to immerse yourself in three practice sessions and three theory workshops. Each of these sessions will equip you with the knowledge and understanding of various facets of yogic wisdom.
Start your day by activating your mind and body and follow the most important and primary techniques of traditional Hatha Yoga.
We provide nourishing and balanced meals throughout the day. Breakfast prepared in our kitchen is nutritious, tasty, balanced and prepared from fresh nuts, vegetables, fruits and grains. During your stay with us, you would have an opportunity to taste traditional Indian delicacies.
Yoga Philosophy Talks
In this theory cum discussion session we will get in to the roots of our yogic traditions and how we can maintain its authenticity by inculcating those principles in our teaching and life.
Alignment & Teaching methodology
This session will help to understand the correct way of doing the poses enhancing your awareness of each posture with an insights to prevent accidents during a class.
Anatomy & Physiology and Teaching Methodology
This is a dedicated session on Anatomy & physiology and Teaching Methodology. It will focus on application of yogic practices in light of in-depth knowledge of human anatomy and physiology.
We serve pure vegetarian, ‘sattvik’, wholesome and nutritious. The food prepared in our kitchen includes freshies, ghee (clarified butter), fruits, legumes, and whole grains. The meals help you maintain the lightness of your body and helps to keep the mind calm.
Pranayama / Yoga Nidra / Mantra /Meditation
While you stay with us we encourage you the maintain journal of your day to day experiences. We believe that maintaining a record will definitely make your journey more mindful and insightful
10:00 pm: Lights out
(Sunday - A day to relax/excursions/local sightseeing etc)
At Rishikesh Yogis, India
In this training, you will study and deconstruct asana (yoga poses), pranayama (breath work), meditation, applied anatomy, therapeutics, yoga theory & practice, yoga history & philosophy, basic Sanskrit, ethics & boundaries, and you will master the skills required to teach. With great precision and clarity, your trainer will cover the primary tools needed to teach yoga to others. In addition to studying the fundamental yoga postures, topics will include:
Yoga teachers at Rishikesh Yogis
Hatha Yoga, Meditation & Pranayama Teacher
Non-dual Philosophy and Embodied Yoga
Yogic Anatomy & Physiology Teacher
07 Days Yoga Retreat
Yoga Anatomy and Physiology
Yoga Anatomy & Adjustment Alignment
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what people say
Beautiful souls teaching with such patience and in depth knowledge. I was fortunate enough to meet these amazing humans in India last year. Uttam helped find me a yoga school to do my 200hr Yoga Teacher Training at and then I had the pleasure of learning from him, Abhi & Sushant at the 10 day Spiritual retreat in Rishikesh. I speak so highly of them all as they deserve all the recognition in the world. I had some really big breakthroughs and believe this was the cherry on top of an amazing trip. If you are looking for kind & caring souls to take you on a journey of growth these gentlemen are who you need to spend time with. 🙌 I will forever cherish our time together and cannot wait to come back in the near future.
My opportunity to meet Sushant, Abhi and Uttam has opened my eyes to the scope to which the term Yoga really means. These humble and gracious men taught me about the ancient philosophies, meditation techniques , pranayama, asanas, chanting and in general we’re true examples of how to live a Yogic life. Beyond the organised classes I learnt many life lessons, had many many laughs and enjoyed the stories I was told. So many of the things I have learnt from these men have helped me move forward in my life and I will always be grateful. Thank you Rishikesh Yogis. See you when I return.
Thank you Uttam for this beautiful experience and helping and allowing me to further my personal yoga pratice,for teaching me different breathing techniques and welcoming me so warmly into your space. I feel so happy, energized and healthy since I left India and look forward to my next visit.
I had the most wonderful opportunity recently to spend time with Yogis Uttam, Abhi and Sushant of Rishikesh Yogis during a 10 day spiritual retreat in Rishikesh in April 2017. These beautiful souls exude such in-depth knowledge, patience, understanding and a passion for sharing and imparting what they know for the benefit of others. They live and embody the essence of true yoga and it clearly radiates from their very being. I was in awe of their teachings and by simply spending time with them, and being in their presence, I felt deep inspiration within myself to continue to grow and expand on my own personal and spiritual journey keeping their words of wisdom very close to my heart.
I have met and worked with many yoga and spiritual teachers but I could not recommend these dear souls highly enough. I look forward to the day that I return to Rishikesh to reunite with my friends again. Feeling blessed. In love and light. Namaste
I had the pleasure of being taught by Uttam, Abhi and Sushant at a retreat I attended in Rishikesh. I had absolutely no experience with yoga or meditation before the retreat and these 3 amazing men managed to teach me so much in that time that my life will be changed forever. Like many westerners I was under the belief that yoga consisted of doing poses for an hour or so a day and meditation is sitting quietly trying to stop all your thoughts. I was so wrong! I was introduced to so many aspects of yoga and meditation I didn’t know existed, the intriguing indepth history, how yoga and meditation blend perfectly and how to incorporate it a into every part of my life to get endless benefits and break throughs in my personal life. The retreat had all levels of experience in it, but the teaching is so well done that I never felt like I was left behind. I cannot recommend these teachers high enough as their always happy, loving personalities match their 5 star knowledge and teaching.
I was blessed with the opportunity of learning yoga and meditation with Abhi, Uttam and Sushant in Rishikesh, India in April 2017 during a 10-day spiritual retreat. These three spiritual leaders are the epitome of what a Yogi should be; they have the warmth, compassion, humbleness, generosity, patience, understanding, enlightenment, embodiment and lived experience that is truly inspirational! They live and breathe (literally) their words of yoga philosophy by incorporating it into their daily practice with such ease. Just being in their presence is a tranquil pleasure as they bring such peace and joy in every interaction. Participating in their classes is a soul enriching experience, not only by being immersed in their depth of knowledge, powerful storytelling and incredible use of metaphors; but also as a witness to see these beautiful souls live their life’s calling in such an authentic and effortless way. They truly have a magical gift that they share without hesitation to everyone they come across. I can’t wait to see Abhi, Uttam and Sushant and learn from them again!
Well… It has taken some time to share my feelings & thoughts of what we experienced last month with these amazing teachers & healers, a connection I felt so deeply, the whole experience & how to put it in to words and express my gratitude has been a quandary.
Uttam, Abhi & Sushant, the powerful impact you had on me and everyone in our group was amazing. However, I can only speak for myself and say what an incredible experience I had, fulfilled with your teachings, knowledge, wisdom, compassion and amazing insight to the world of yoga, meditation & spirituality. Your generosity of time, patience, wisdom, experience & knowledge shared is beyond what I imagined this retreat would bring. I speak with gratitude & love for the experience of having the daily teachings with you guys & cannot wait to return to Rishikesh…
To train yoga with Rishikesh Yogis is utterly fantastic. It’s great experience I ever had. I had 10 days yoga retreat which i learnt how to be detached and be balanced. Not only the asanas practice, yoga nidra and mantra but also warm welcome from everyone at Ashram Samanraya. I’m really grateful to be there, to join yoga retreat class. Particularly, guru Uttam, thank you to conduct the best class. Namaste
My time at RYY surpassed all expectations. It’s like Harvard or UCL for Yoga. The theoretical knowledge and practical learning ratio is as balanced and traditional as the teachers. With over 30 academic years of philosophical study at some of the worlds most renowned schools of yogic thought shared between the directors / teachers, you will be awakened to what the true essence of yoga really, noth theoretically and practically. You will also be equipped enough to deliver all you’ve learned back home with CONFIDENCE. This is the beginning of my journey with RYY, and the ancient traditions of yoga. Here’s to the future.
My 10 day retreat was a last minute decision to join my best friend Oil. It was the best decision I made as it was THE most beautiful, humbling experience I’ve ever had.Guru Uttam was so helpful from the very beginning, helping with visas, transportation, accommodation and excursions.From the moment I landed I had this overwhelming feeling of pure joy combined with excitement.
Our days consisted of intense yoga (I say intense as I don’t practice very often), yoga Nidra, meditating, chanting, pranayama, reflection & silence, sunrise on a mountain and a walk to a beautiful waterfalls.
Our hosts at the Ashram were so welcoming and friendly and made our stay so enjoyable. Being a catholic myself (who hasn’t been to church in a very long time-don’t tell my mum) it was heart warming to sit in the chapel every evening for either mass, prayers or chanting with these wonderful souls.The food was definitely a highlight during the stay. Home cooked vegetarian meals straight from the garden; it can’t get better than that.Our sweet host Guru Uttam is one of the most happy, positive people I’ve ever met. Never without a smile on his face, being in his presence was so calming for me. He was very informative and helpful and caring. A wonderful soul.I am forever grateful for this most wonderful experience and I will absolutely be returning for part 2. Namaste
Great yoga school that will for sure leave you with a once in a lifetime experience. Uttam is a great teacher that will guide you very proffessionaly through the training. He’s also one of the kindest and warmest people I’ve ever met. It’s an intense training but it’s all worth it! Thank you for a fantastic experience!
Wow where do I begin. This was one of the most authentic and life enhancing experiences I have ever had. In a very short month I learned more than I could ever imagine, and I owe it all the the incredible teachers. They truly are the absolute best in their field. I gained so much knowledge just from being in the teachers’ presence and by observing their lifestyles it is very clear that they truly practice what they preach. They are extremely dedicated to their students and put a lot of time and consideration into each and every lesson and practice. I am very grateful that I had the opportunity to study with such incredible teachers in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!