AlakhYog School organizes yoga detox retreats and certified YTTC courses along with Naturopathy treatments based on 5 elements & emotional unblocking Techniques

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Girish Ji

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Belle-rosa Khoung

from Belgium, February 2020

"2nd time"

Everything: the people, the place, the food, the classes, the massages

Belle-rosa Khoung

from Belgium, November 2019

"Life changing and unforgettable experience"

I booked the detox retreat thinking that it would only help me wind down and recharge my batteries. Little did I know that it would become one of the most unforgettable experiences I had ever been granted to live. The food was excellent and, more importantly, so healthy that I lost two sizes in merely 10 days! All areas were permanently kept spotless and tidy. The building, which is very airy and keeps the daytime heat out, lent itself to regular encounters and thus facilitating close ties with the other residents. It is located in a rather tranquil neighbourhood, about a 30 min. drive from the noisy centre of Rishikesh.

I was provided with a schedule, but I ended up picking and choosing the classes I wanted to attend, which did not seem to bother anybody. Up to four times, I had been struck by an all-encompassing, otherworldly sense of interconnectedness. I can't thank enough the people who run the centre, whether it be behind the scenes or on the foreground. Every single one of them was genuinely caring, generous, accommodating, understanding, (fun-)loving, and profoundly humane. They all know how to put a smile on your face, if not make you pee in your pants with their brilliant sense of humour and relativisation. I grew deeply fond of them and I bawled my eyes out on the last day of my retreat, dreading the moment I would have to leave this new home of mine behind me. So I decided to return to Alakh Yog in February and I just booked my flight yesterday :)

Soraya Au

from United States, May 2019

"Excellent, Not Rigid, Retreat"

As a woman in my fifties, I really loved this retreat. Of course, there was also a yoga teacher training class happening at the same time, but I never felt as an afterthought. The yoga students were very friendly and non-judgmental as were the instructors. I have a knee injury and they were very helpful in finding ways for me to do yoga, pranayama, etc. in a chair. I was free to pick and choose what I wished to participate in, but encouraged not to be lazy!!!

Perrine Maquinghen

from France, April 2020

"Wonderful life experience surrounding by beautiful people"

Everyday is a challenge for yourself, you will be surrended by great teacher that will teach you traditional yoga by taking into account all the philosophy behind it. It's not only about yoga but a way of living, you learn how to face life. The food is amazing, the place is very nice, far from all the excitement of the city, calm and with a view on the mountains. I highly recommend this place.

Jasmine Soumana

from Germany, March 2020

"Life changing experience "

From the very first moment of entering AlakhYog Yoga school, I felt welcomed and at home. This place is truely magic. Not too close to the city, in a quite area, which makes it easy to cut out the external world and focus completely on the journey.

The teachers are experienced and competent. They met us on a personal level, being more like friends and always had an open ear for us.

The food was great, tasty, but healthy at the same time. Supporting the internal and external detox we went through during the program.

My room was clean and meeting every standard to feel comfortable and at homes.

In only 4 weeks I’ve learned so much and I am deeply thankful for having choosen this place. I’d do it again, at any time.

This school is highly recommended for anyone who is interested to take a serious look into Yoga, no matter if beginner or advanced practitioner.

Nigel Blyth

from Great Britain, March 2020

"All good - perhaps more teaching techniques needed "

The quality of teaching - the variety of the course

Marija Gradnik

from Australia, January 2020

"AlakhYog ashram is managed with so much love ❤️ "

So grateful to have chosen AlakhYog family for my 200h ytt. The teachers have so much knowledge to share and they do it with so much love and passion.

The kitchen staff and cleaning staff are so nice and caring, everyone has a beautiful soul.

The building is new, the rooms are clean and the location it’s 20’ away from the city, which is nice as during the week you can just focus on the classes.

Thank you for everything 🙏

Stephen Jack

from Great Britain, January 2020

"An amazing experience!"

From the start to the finish it pushed you out of your comfort zone, allowing you to pull back the layers and discover the truest version of yourself. The teachers were fantastic, full of enthusiasm and personality. I learnt a lot about yoga on this course and also alot about myself. Every morning I woke and looked forward to the day ahead, which is usually hard to do on a month long course.

You won't be disappointed :)

Hana Bartakova

from Great Britain, January 2020

"Following my heart I did the best choice"

When I was looking for my 200 hours yoga course in Rishikesh, I found hundreds of school. I spent hours searching on the internet and reading the references. I followed my heart with the final decision. And I can say, it was a really good choice.

The teachers are truly knowledgable. They share their knowledge in a very friendly way, answer the question and help to find the way. Asanas teachers are great, always correct us and push our limits. After one month doing ashtanga and hatha every day under the guidance of those marvellous teachers, I become more flexible, self-confident and can do asanas which I had never dreamed about:)

As English is not my mother tongue, the anatomy classes were quite challenging for me but Many's interpretations were very clear. There are many other classes I truly enjoyed, philosophy, meditation, naturopathy and my favourite emotional blockage classes. But will not write about all of them. Don't hesitate and experience everything yourself.

Thanks to all of the teacher, kitchen staff, security boy and others for a super nice time I spent with you.

If I will decide for 300 hours course, I will definitely do it here:) I can honestly recommend this school.


from Great Britain, December 2019

"A very special experience. "

I met such wonderful people on the TTC. The instructors, staff and other students made the experience so special very glad I chose to do my 200 hour TTC there.

Giorgia Paniga

from Great Britain, November 2019

"Best time of my life"

It was not just a yoga ttc

It’s been a life changing experience. I discovered myself and started to love me again. I feel so much full of love and light. I thank every single teacher for their knowledge and love.

Elisa Freidank

from Germany, November 2019

"Thank you for everything:)"

Such a nice and greatful experience, everybody was so kind and there was so such love everywhere.

The food was the best! ❤❤❤ I will miss it.

Noelani Alanis

from United States, November 2019

"A life changing experience! "

From the food to the intensive course everything was so wholesome and amazing. I highly recommend this YTTC and yoga retreat.

Marion Allain

from France, October 2019

"Incredible experience"

Such an amazing, powerful and intense month in Alakh Yog! Lot of knowledge, sharing, caring, hardwork! I’m so grateful about everything.

The food was amazing, staff so nice, good and funny teachers, nice accommodation!!

On my way back and already missing it 🙏🏻

Samantha Mcnamara

from Great Britain, October 2019

"Best experience of my life"

This course taught me what yoga is really about. I was welcomed with love and surrounded by love for the duration. The enviroment created by the teachers made me feel safe and secure so I was able to allow myself to be vulnerable and unearth painful experiences/memorys that I had never really delt with before and let them go. This made way for a far deeper understanding and connection with myself to build. I grew in confidence, strength, flexibility, physically and emotionally. The Asana practice was diverse and challenging running alongside allignment classes where I began to understand the purpose of every pose and apply that to my practice- It was incredible seeing the changes day to day, week to week. The food was delicous, the friends I made there I will keep for life.

Now, one month later, I feel a deep and unending contentment and strength knowing I can get through anything life throws at me. I am able to give myself the time and love I need which makes way for more love I can give to others. I am so grateful for my time at Alakh Yog. I will hold my journey there close to my heart for the rest of my life.

Whether you are looking at yoga teacher training with the intention to be a teacher or just to do it for yourself- this course gives you all the tools to teach but also all the tools for life.

With love and thanks


Navaneeth S

from India, October 2019

"A life changing experience where you learn the real life"

Its the place where u not only learn about asanas but also much more about real life... The days was filled with lot of emotions and love towards eachother and to ourselves. I got a lot of knowledge from each of the teachers here,they were soo friendly and informative and loved them. Mani ji's anotomy class was really awesome . Vishal's hatha yoga class was the most energetic and loveable. Hari ji has a lot of knowledge,and his breathing exercises are the best experience i had ever in my life. Anniena's alignment class helped me sooo much that i came to know i was doing many things wrong all these years, her support and help for everything was great. And every teacher including Yogi ji and Vikas ji was soo good that i learnt a lot from them... The accomodation and food was really good. The most impressive thing is about the group of friends i had..We were like a family... Thank you soo much for a wonderful experience.Thanking everyone who's behind this course. I suggest every one to go to Alakhyog . Best yoga school in Rishikesh.

Anni Turunen

from Finland, October 2019

"Simply amazing! "

I finished 200h yoga instructor course last month and I couldn’t be happier with the experience. It’s still hard to put it into words, because for me it was truly life changing. First of all the instructors are more than just teachers - they care so much and it’s clear that they are passionate about what they teach. I went there to learn more about yoga but ended learning so much myself and life in general. If you are looking to get to know yourself in a deeper lever, make some lifelong friends, detox from the outside world and learn about yoga (not just asanas), Alakh Yog is the place to go. I wish I could go back!


from South Korea, October 2019

"Good experience"

Teachers were helpful and touching. And they are professional. Facilitation was clean and nice. Food was superb.

Victoria Alcober Arranz

from Netherlands, August 2019

"A five star tuition and human quality. Loved every bit of it"

From the moment I arrived I knew I was home. I was dropped by the tuctuc in the junction and I was immediately picked up. Did a quick check in and everything was explained to me. Everyone was so so so nice that it seemed unreal, and the facilities were spotless and beautiful. The schooled is tucked away out of the center of Rishikesh, which makes it a lot quieter and nicer. And if you want to go for a walk, there is a nice path along the Ganges river and lovely surroundings. Every single instructor is amazing. They are not only great professionals, but also fantastic people. Great human quality from everyone, including the non-academic people. I could not say anything slightly negative, since it was just perfect. The atmosphere in the school also was amazing, with lovely people taking seriously the classes and striving to learn and evolve. The food was also amazing and never missing quantity or quality. Never a shortage of drinks, refreshments or food.

I certainly cannot recommend enough this school. I only came to do the 6 day retreat for emotional blockage, but I am certainly coming back when I am ready for my Teachers training. I trust AlakhYog fully!!! I have seen the quality and will vouch for it.

Thanks to every single person who made my stay so special and amazing. You are the best!!


from Australia, August 2019

"Transformative experience"

I liked everything about this experience. The teachers, the classes, the food and the accomodation. It’s challenging in ways that make you grow and for that I am grateful. I highly recommend it.

Sarika Agarwal

from India, July 2019

"Excellent yoga and meditation retreat "

I really liked the emotional blockage release retreat at alakh yoga and would recommend it to everyone. The trainers were just excellent. Food was great.

The students were nice and friendly.

The pranayama classes with Yogi ji...the meditation with hari sir and one more sir in orange clothes, forgot his name. The hath yoga class with Rajat sir and Narayan sir were both very good. Emotional blockage class with Mani sir was an eye opener.

The location of alakh was just beautiful and the building is v nice. The mountain views just took the experience to a different level. Although it's far from main Rishikesh and tapovan, one can always explore those places on their day off.

I would definitely like to come back here!

Michael Leon Schwartz

from Nepal, July 2019

"a greatweek"

great energy about the place, lots of smo

iles. an excellant instrctor not on the list named Rajit. Lots of fun. Staff was willing to do anything to make stay enjoyable.

Nicole Dieffenbach

from United States, May 2019

I loved everything 💚

Rachael Mccarthy

from Great Britain, May 2019

"A completely life changing yogic experience"

This course is exactly what I wanted from a yoga teacher training. It showed me that yoga is an entire lifestyle choice, not just poses. We were taught so many other peices of knowledge that helped me to better understand myself and the world. The teachers are nothing short of amazing. They were always willing to help us out, come on adventures with us and I felt completely looked after my entire time there. It felt like I had come home.

Madeline Parsley

from United States, May 2019

"Best Yoga school ever!! "

I am so thankful that I chose this yoga school over any others.

The emotional unclockage is so eye opening and completely transforms my yoga practice.

Made friends for life from this course as everyone is a like minded and just genuine souls.

My favourite class was Ashtanga with Vikas as he was a dedicated teacher who wanted to make us see our full potential in yoga. His classes make you self-disciplined, flexible and you can perfect your practice.

Other highlights include the delishous veggie food, the two yoga studios, the shop at the end of the road (to get your chocolate/I’ve cream fix) mud masks and the beautiful chanting and pranayama. All the teachers are highly knowledgable and passionate who know how to have a good time and set a good vibe by welcoming everyone warmly.

Martine St-onge

from Hong Kong, April 2019

"The greatest and most beautiful self growing experience!"

I was in Alakh Yog Ashram during April 2019 for the 200YTT and I loved and cherished absolutely everything about my experience. I chose this Ashram in part because of the location and because of the Naturopathic and emotional balancing content. I haven’t been disappointed at all by either. The Ashram is located about 15 to 20 minutes from the center of Rishikesh in a quiet area. Rishikesh is the best place to do a yoga retreat or teacher training hands down. It is a holly ground and the entire city is vegetarian. The energy is absolutely beautiful there. The school is very clean, modern and zen. The accommodation was great. The food was absolutely fantastic and I already miss it so much. Many of us were vegan and they cooked different delicious and very balanced vegan meals every day. I feel like this whole experience was deeply transforming for me but as my Guru said, I am not transformed. I am the same person and I only have more clarity of mind and made place for what is necessary. My understanding of love has changed for the better and I overcame many fear during this blissful month. The Gurus there are the cream! They are extremely knowledgeable and so genuine and generous. They make every class funny, inspiring and instructive. I developed an eagerness to learn more about all aspects of yoga and I wish to return in the future for a 300YTT. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE. Namaste!

Deniz Dengiz

from Turkey, April 2019

I really enjoyed my stay at Alakhyog. The Naturpathy and emotional blockage classes were especially worthwhile. The facilities were clean, the food was good and location wise I found it good that the school was located farther from the city (the city is noisy and had extremely bad air pollution). I really enjoyed the lessons with all the teachers especially; Hari Ji, Vikas and our Hatha teacher Prabha. I would recommend to others.

Nicolas Burdet

from Japan, April 2019

"Such a peaceful time"

Yogi ji along with all the people were very kind to me. I never done any retreat before and it was way better than I expected! They literally spoiled me !!

I will definitely go back again for a longer stay !

Merci, Nicolas.

Joanne Figov

from Great Britain, March 2019

"An unforgettable month!"

I am so glad I chose Alakh Yog! An amazing month of transformation on many levels.The teachers and staff are genuine, sincere and loving. They live their philosophy. From the minute I arrived and Yogi Chandrakant and his lovely wife, Kimmy, painted my forehead, scattered petals and welcomed me, I felt at home. It is a lovely family atmosphere and our needs are taken care of in every way.The group of 25 were fantastic and we all supported each other. I found accommodation basic but room large with a balcony and nice hot shower. Food is excellent and plentiful and we needed it with all the yoga! I found the yoga challenging for the first 2 weeks and then easier. Although I am not a fan of Asthanga, preferring Hatha and more gentle yoga, I was pleased to have been given an introduction to that type of yoga. The quality of the teaching was excellent and I especially loved Aniina's alignment classes as I practise Iyengar yoga. This helped our teaching abilities hugely .I will always be grateful to the big hearted Hari Ji who did some work on me for emotional unblocking. I feel amazing now! And I absolutely loved the Indian musicians and dancing that he organised some nights at the school. Mahip gave wonderful massages in the delightful little spa. There is a rooftop where we often went for relaxation, study and sunshine .On the day off we took a tuk tuk into Rishikesh, such fun! I feel blessed to have met the Swamiji of the school, an amazing presence. Thank you Alakh Yog!

Vivien Rose

from United States, March 2019

"Very special month"

I would highly highly recommend the training. It was challenging initially but really worth it. I feel so much improvement in my practice and understanding of the alignment. The approach to yoga with Naturopathy detox is unique and very pleasant. I was also very happy to see so much focus was put on philosophy and detoxification, which was mainly the reason why I chose this course. At the end, I was so relaxed and thank all for supporting me in this process. The teacher are really amazing and very loving. The three meals were varied, healthy and delicious. Accommodations are extremely clean. Very special month. Thank you Hari Om!

Kristin Luna

from United States, March 2019

"A Wonderful Month"

The teaching atmosphere is so supporting calming and relaxed and Hari and Yogi Ji are the most excellent teachers making everyone feel so welcome. This being my first trip as a solo traveler. I found in Alakh yog as the most wonderful nurturing environment where everyone in my batch felt that they have become part of a large caring family. The staff was so cooperative that there was no trouble at all and they were always very helpful. The food is absolutely top rate with a wonderful selection of Indian vegetarian dishes. The accommodations are amazing and one of the best in Rishikesh. It was the most perfect month with some real positive challenges. Thank you entire team for truly a wonderful time.

Sambor Nowak

from Great Britain, March 2019

Authentic and traditional way of teaching. Yoga with Spirit and Spirit with Yoga.

Amazing hospitality and openness . As the time goes ,one feel more and more in union with himself and the outside world. Journey of letting go and finding yourself, mastered in a beautiful way.

Namaste ,

Love and Light

Linn Persson

from Sweden, March 2019

I don't think i could have gotten to a better school. The whole community is built with such passion and love and it shows in everything. The teachers and other straff are fantastic, all in different ways. They are always there to help, support, encourage and always provide that little extra. Alakhyog is really forwarding the message of yoga, which was exactly what I wanted from a YTT. I loooved the asana classes with Anniina. Food was amazing. Facilities open and beutiful. Location perfect, not noicy. Sad to leave this place, but my heart is so warm. Thank you so much Alakh! Hari ohm!

Kirstin Hoffman

from United States, January 2019

The staff at Alakh yog are exceptional. From the moment I arrived I felt at home in the ashrum. They were so involved in everything going on with the students this month in very helpful ways. I not only learned from the teachers during class time but was shown so much about myself in the conversations during down time. Whatever was going on with me (physically or mentally) I was able to reach out to my teachers for support, making me safe and loved. They're also just a fun and hilarious group of people! Always ready for a dance party :)

I would also like to give a shout out to the support staff at Alakh. Always working behind the scenes- cooking amazing & healing food, making the ashrum beautiful or any of the numerous things they did. A very lovely team of people!

Bárbara Borsetto

from Spain, April 2020


Quedan cortas las palabras para poder describir que fue lo que me gusto de este "retiro".

Puedo decir que mas que un retiro de yoga o un profesorado... es un cambio de vida. Un regalo para la vida y el alma.

Todas mas mañana daba gracias a la vida de darme esta GRAN oportonidad.

Desde el despertar con el ruido de la naturaleza, las clases, los profesores (un caso aparte... porque cada uno de ellos denota la pasión por compartir lo que saben, sus experiencias... wow... no tiene valor... quedas maravillado)...

la comida... uff (INCREIBLE)


Sin dudas VOLVERE!

Me llevo muchas historias, amigos y UNA HERMOSA NUEVA FAMILIA DEL YOGA.

Flo Hdn

from France, March 2020

"Une expérience exceptionnelle. 🙏"

Une expérience inoubliable qui vous change à jamais. Une équipe adorable très professionnelle, toujours à l'écoute.

Des cours intensifs et tellement riches.

On se dépasse physiquement et émotionnellement chaque jour un peu plus pour ressortir plus fort et confiant.

Après cette formation à Alakh Yog, on ne voit plus la vie de la même façon et c'est pour moi le début d'un changement de vie radical.

Merci. 🙏

A très bientôt à Rishikesh.😉


from Switzerland, October 2019

"Unglaubliche Erfahrung"

Ich fühlte mich im Ashram vom ersten Augenblick an sehr willkommen und aufgehoben. Alle Lehrer haben die Studenten sehr respektvoll und familiär behandelt. Das Know-how ist unglaublich. Und man lernt Yoga von einer ganz anderen Seite kennen.

Suzanne Scholz

from Saint Martin, October 2019

"Une experience mémorable <3 "

Je suis encore émerveillée par cette expérience qui m'a tant appris. L'espace que les professeurs ont créés pour nous, la qualité des cours, l'ambiance générale, sans jugements, avec bienveillance.

Je n'ai pas de mots pour décrire la gentillesse et la disponibilité de toute l'équipe, sans compter toute les belles âmes qu'on rencontre sur place. Vraiment merci merci merci.





from Switzerland, March 2019

durch und durch tiefgehende erfahrung. sehr intensiv und gut begleitet und reflektiert. absolut empfehlenswert.