Welcome to Himalayan Yoga Association and teacher training school in Rishikesh, India.

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Instructors (7)

Yogi Rajesh

Yogi Yogesh Ji

Moksha Ji

Yogi Ajay

Himanshu Joshi

Yogi Deepraj ji

Yogini Praveen ji

Reviews (27)

Kerry-lynn Tessendorf

from South Africa, January 2019

"300h advanced training "

Thank you so much to each and every person that made my stay as wonderful as it was.

Never have I felt such warm from a group of people.

The teachers are all amazing!!!

So informative, friendly and funny-yet they remain humble.

The staff make you feel at home instantly! They are always there to help you with anything. The food was always great. Accommodation is clean and homey.

I give the school, teachers, staff, food and accommodations all 10/10.

Wish I could have stayed longer.

Cordula Kienreich

from Austria, October 2018

"300h Advanced YTTC Review - Lots of room for improvement"

This review is for the 300h YYTC ADVANCED course. Let me start by pointing out the positives of this training. Our theory teachers (alignment, anatomy, pranayama, yoga therapy, meditation and philosophy) were amazing. They are very knowledgeable and I feel like I learned a lot with them. Alignment and anatomy, however is more of a revision of what you usually learn in the 200h course (I did mine in Ecuador) and does not go into details about more advanced poses, which I would've liked considering this was promoted an ADVANCED YTTC. Nevertheless, it was good to go back to the basic and look into it again. Satish, our Ashtanga teacher was amazing. Absolutely loved his style of teaching and even though I don't really enjoy doing Ashtanga as a style in my personal practice, I learned a lot and enjoyed going to practice everyday.

Leoné Murphy

from India, September 2018

"Amazing experience "

I came for my 300hours and I had a really beautiful experience. The teachers were really knowledgeable and I learned so much in such a short amount of time. The highlights for me were yoga therapy, allignment, and Satish’s beautiful singing at the end of every ashtanga class. Overall it was a really great experience and I definitely recommend it.

Maik Zimmermann

from India, August 2018

"It was an amazing experience from the first to the last day!"

The teachers are all very good and very nice. They are very much dedicated to the subject and to Yoga. Especially alignment classes, yoga therapy, philosophy and anatomy have been very informative and good. Also the Yoga classes where very good! Overall a very intense and awesome experience! Thank you very much! I loved it!

Sara Montes

from Portugal, March 2018

"Highly Recommend!"

Teachers were the most kindest support during all the training.

All of them are experienced teachers with know how on subjects.

I now feel confidence and structure to guide my students in a most deep understanding of Yoga Sciences and Ashtanga Yoga.

Maribel Esmeralda Gutierrez Rodriguez

from Mexico, January 2019

Todos los maestros muy buenos y muy amables. El personal muy amble y profesional. Lo recomiendo ampliamente.

Megan Trippel

from United States, September 2018

"Wunderbare Erfahrung"

Alles in allem eine wunderschöne Erfahrung, von der ich noch lange etwas haben werde. Vielen vielen Dank ❤

Anonymous

from United Kingdom, April 2019

"All the instructors were excellent. "

Early morning yoga practice, the sun bringing warmth as we finished. Really enjoyed all the asana classes. Anatomy classes were memorable too. Excellent food and hospitality throughout.

Tania Gammage

from Australia, February 2019

"Himalaya Yoga Association"

The teachers were very comitted and wholistic. Yogi Pradeep knows Anatomy and Alignment "in his bones". He is an amazing teacher and delivers scientific, and applied alignment in a way that connects and inspires. Yogi Ram is a bundle of positive energy his Vinyasa Flow and Ashtanga classes are uplifting and enlightening. Yogi Vishnu shated a wealth of knowledge on Philosopy and Meditation making the whole course well rounded. The location in the bush along a mountain stream that is a tributary to the Ganga was perfect allowing connection to nature and the whole process of learning, processing, knowing.

yasmin accarini

from Thailand, February 2019

"Only for pure, authentic & joyful seekers...!!! :P "

From the first email before booking my flight, until the last day with health issues -and all the MAGIC in between- with the Himalayan Yoga {Association} Family I had the most genuine yoga experience of my life!! (And trust me... I had few!! :D From famous Ashtanga Mysore Certified Teachers, to rigorous Iyengar Yoga workshops.. all of which great I have to confess!!)

Even if you could be suspicious on the very first days when looking around all the teachers seems quite young.. All those incredible human beings you will be guided and surrounded by (from the office, to the kitchen as well!!) have something really special in common (& rare to find nowadays!!!): humble passion; anatomy and philosophy deep knowledge & curiosity; NO FAKE or unnecessary stuff in the back ground;... Plain & Simple Yog-a.. in the best, fullest and possible way! :P

My opinion...?!

Book it...!!

Anna Chiara Hauser

from France, January 2019

"A wonderful experience"

I have very much enjoyed my 500-hour TTC and I would like to thank HYA, the teachers and all of my fellow class mates for making these two months such a wonderful experience! Everybody was friendly and responsive to any queries :)

Lyly Berrut

from Switzerland, December 2018

"Life changing experience "

I came to the ashram with a heavy heart as many things had happened in my life prior to this journey. But the two weeks spent with all the wonderful people who were there for the same purpose, all the shared moments with our instructors, it felt like we were a family. It was only two weeks, but the goodbyes were simply hard.

The food is amazing! Such a luxury to get good Indian vegetarian food served to us everyday, 3 times a day. Our favourite gurus: Vivek and Pradeep spent their days with us, and shared their meals with us and really made us feel like part of something important. Thank you all for this.

Jessica Allen

from South Africa, December 2018

"A life-changing experience i would definitely recommend!"

The teachers were amazing - they are so knowledgeable, engaging, friendly, helpful, enthusiastic, encouraging, etc. Satish (ashtanga) and Rajesh (alignment) were incredible instructors, it was such a privilege being taught by them.

Location is brilliant - near the top of the town away from the noise of traffic. Just a short walk up the hill gets you into the mountain and forest, with a stream, clean air and a waterfall. A short walk down the hill takes you to the Ganga River, shops, restaurants, transport, travel agencies, etc.

Debra Dyson-holland

from Australia, November 2018

"Himalayan High"

The location with the river so close...was an absolute treat to have meditation class down there.

Fresh mountain air, dew under your feet, living and breathing the Yoga lifestyle & learning the traditions of India 🇮🇳

Anonymous

from Czechia, October 2018

More variety of food

Kristina Karpinska

from Netherlands, October 2018

"Good value. Great attitude. "

Staff is very helpful and kind, open to suggestions and flexible.

Topics discussed are nicely explained, questions are appreciated.

Practices are challenging and inspiring.

Days-off activities are offered and discussed with students before going out.

Everybody is well taken care of.

Good food: variety, taste, freshness. It is possible to ask for a non-spicy option.

There is also a nice in-house eatery - so food out of the school hours can be offered.

Every single staff person was nice and helpful.

Thank you!

P.S. We have studied with my daughter Maria (2 years old), Pammi and Rita kindly offered their services to babysit during the classes: superTHANK YOU to them.

As well as THANK YOU to Pradeep: for all you are, kind soul!

Nichole Game

from United Kingdom, October 2018

"My yoga journey "

The school was such a wonderful place filled with positivity and love and great teachers / it felt more like a family. I feel fit, clean and healthy body and mind and would recommend to anyone thinking about a teaching course.

Anonymous

from United Kingdom, September 2018

Ashtanga teacher was excellent. Food was nice!

Anne Dang

from Japan, September 2018

"Fantastic, life changing experience"

Everything was amazing! I love it very much!

Thank you Rishikesh, thank you HYA, thank you all instructors - you are absolutely wonderful. I'm extremely grateful to learn from you and to be there! It's life-changing experience for me.

I wish you and HYA all the best!

Ngoc Hoang

from Japan, September 2018

Our school has one of the best locations in Rishikesh - high up in the mountain, quiet and away from the busyness of the town. Apart of classes the staff and teachers also try to squeeze in excursions into nature to help us refresh and bond. Morning Yoga outside by the Ganga River was one of my best memories there! I also appreciate that the teachers are always available to answer our questions and try to train us through a wealth of prep exercises.

Sreenanda Parida

from India, June 2018

"Inexperienced staff in regard to theory and discipline "

The ashtang yoga practicals and alignment class by Rajesh was the only class that was useful for me .

Martina Cakova

from Slovakia, April 2018

"amazing"

perfect teachers, philosophy, anatomy, vinyasa, alignment, ashtanga... all teachers here, teach and explaining the way even idiot must understand, all classes very interesting (i started to love learning <3... Specialy big respect to vinyasa and ashtanga teachers > i do yoga more than 6 years, i tryed lot of yoga teachers> germany, spain, india, czech rep.... but those in this school are extra perfect profesionals, teachers that push you to be better....

btw, I was searching for yoga school (TTC) more than one month all around all the world, and i’m most happy person i choosed this one.

Eve Godin

from Australia, September 2018

My experience at the Himalayan Yoga Association in Rishikesh has been life changing. I've learned so much more about yoga in these two months than I thought I would learn in my entire life. The teachers seem to have limitless knowledge and teach with a lot of love and passion. The kitchen staff works sooooo hard everyday to feed and accommodate all the students. The owners of the building welcome us with warmth in their home and really make us feel like family. Finally, spending these two months in Rishikesh itself with all it's culture (people, temples, food, mountains) was an eye opening for me and made me grow spiritually, mentally and physically (thanks to the countless chaturanga!)

Love and light,

Eve

Maira Bosio

from Argentina, September 2018

"Wonderful place"

I want to recomend to each of the people that have in mint a yoga course this place. The place is wonderful, so cleaning, so confortable, nice, friendly, the teacher are proffesional willing to help you in every thing. The people was respectful and trustworthy, the course integrante all the knowledge so that you can undestard yoga. Is raised in a inteligent way.

David Durand

from India, May 2018

The team was amazing. I really enjoy my time there. beautiful energy and people.

Femke Van Leeuwen

from Netherlands, April 2018

"Very Nice "

It was a great experience to come to India and do a teacher training. All the teachers are really qualified, take care and are very committed. For me it was like my puzzle become complete and even when you think you know already much there is still plenty to learn here. Every level you’ve got , they take it higher. I’m very grateful for this wonderful experience. Thank you al guys glad to come again!

Anonymous

from Netherlands, March 2018

"Vooral fysiek prima"

De docenten wisten allemaal waar ze het over hadden en vooral fysiek (de asana’s, alignment, anatomie) lessen waren zeer goed.

Testimonials (5)

Amanda Jones

Himalayan yoga Association website

I have had an incredible experience completing the 200RYT with Himalayan Yoga Association. I consider it to be the best in Rishikesh. The teachers are AMAZING, the rooms are very nice and the food is excellent. I also met wonderful students from all over the world. Thank you Ajay and Himanshu for a beautiful place to learn the true meaning and spirit of Yoga.

Jaime Blakely

Himalayan yoga Association website

I am happy to provide a more than positive review for Ajay and his new project at the Himalayan Yoga Association. I had the honor of being Ajay's student, albeit at another school in Rishikesh. However, Ajay was a highlight of my experience. His knowledge about anatomy is really unparalleled in comparison to other experiences I have had in other training programs. He knows the body perfectly, with a seemingly photo perfect memory. That's what you need when you really care about teaching yoga correctly. So many programs skip on this point and glaze over the requirements for anatomy. But honestly, the best parts of the class were when he would digress. Ajay's stories about his own personal ashram experiences and yoga training were inspiring and enlightening. I loved when he would go off on a tangent about this or that...always with a point concerning yoga. He's a storyteller, a genius, a fabulous teacher, and a good person first and foremost. I am sure that whatever project he puts his heart to will be a success.

Virginia Romani

Himalayan yoga Association website

Best yoga school in Rishikesh. I did the 300 hrs ytt last january and was a really positive experience there are not enough stars to valute this place and the amazing souls that working there. God bless Himalayan yoga ashram

Ludmila Jewtuszok

Himalayan yoga Association website

I recommend it to everyone. Amazing atmosphere, positively people, experienced teachers, tasty cuisine, good conditions in rooms, interesting activities and unforgettable moments lived together.

Mira Gerard

Himalayan yoga Association website

If your dream is to do yoga teacher training with the best teachers in Rishikesh..... i highly recommend Ajay, Yashpal, Himanshu, Yogesh and Rajesh and their team at the Himalayan Yoga Ashram. They are by far the best yoga teachers in Rishikesh!!! Doing the 200 hour teacher training at their wonderful school was absolutely life changing for my husband and myself!! I feel so very blessed to have them as my teachers on my yoga journey and i highly recommend their schools to everyone who simply wants to learn from the most inspiring, professional, experienced and extremely talented yet humble teachers in a truly breathtakingly beautiful and serene location. Yogi Yashpal is a well known awarded International Champion of Yoga and i'm not exaggerating when i say he and Yogi Rajesh are God gifted freaks!! Yogi Ajay and Yogi Yogesh are so knowledgable and make learning anatomy and physiology so interesting and fun and easy to understand. They are so insightful and incredibly inspiring. The teachers and their lovely wives, Prabha and Megha and lovely staff including Gabbatin, the wonderful chef who cooks delicious healthy meals, have a beautiful warm and positive energy and are very caring. They make you feel so welcome like you are family....we made friendships that we will treasure for life. I can absolutely assure you that you will enjoy your time at this school as much as we did. Namaste