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Rishikesh considers itself to be the yoga capital of the world. It's on offer everywhere, and most styles are represented. Yoga teacher training is offered at several places.


Map of Yoga in Rishikesh
  • 1 Akshi Yogashala, Swarg Ashram (on Akshi Road, near Hotel Raj Deep Swarg Ashram), +91 9897654101, . Certified school registered with Yoga Alliance USA. Ashtanga Vinyasa, Hatha Yoga, Meditation & Pranayama are few of the methods taught in the courses. Learned & certified yoga instructors, Ayurvedic food and other Ayurveda cleansing practising. 200-hour yoga teacher training: US$1350 (private) $1250 (shared).
  • 2 Arogya Yoga school, Arogya Yoga School, Tapovan, Tapovan, +919808823960, . 7AM-10PM. 200-hour Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga teacher training courses. Certified by Yoga Alliance USA. US$350.
  • 3 Yoga Vini, Yoga Vini Rishikesh, Yoga Vini Santushti House Tapovan Marg, +91 78951 98304, . Yoga Vini offering 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training registered with Yoga Alliance USA. 200-hour yoga teacher training Rishikesh: US$1450.
  • Ojashvi Yoga Shala, Gayatri Kunj, +91 9871858149, . Ojashvi Yoga Shala is a registered yoga teacher training school with Yoga Alliance USA, engaged in the programmes of yoga teacher training. Food & accommodation: US$600.
  • The Himalayan Yoga Retreat, Ghugtyani Malli Tapovan Rishikesh, +91 7906520016, . US$500.
  • Arsha Yoga Dham, Near Geeta Bhavan no. 3 behind Parmarth Niketan Ramjula, +91 9411394058, . 24 hours. Yoga, meditation and pranayama. 200-hour yoga teacher training, 3-day or 7-day retreats. US$1400.
  • Ashtanga Rishikesh, Topovan Laxman Jhula, . Traditional daily Mysore style Ashtanga with Louise Ellis, certified by Sri K Pattbhi Jois.
  • Association for Yoga and Meditation, India, Ombasananda Satyanasana Mandir. Laxman Jula (Near Sant Sewa Ashram), +91 7500277709. 7AM–7PM. Offers residential and non-residential yoga courses for 200, 300 and 500 hours which focus asana, pranayama, mudra, bandha, kriya, relaxation and meditation along with yogic anatomy and physiology, psychology and teaching methodology. Accredited by the International Yoga Federation. US$770.
  • Braham Yoga Rishikesh, Flat number 1 and 2, Ganga Niketan, Swargashram Trust (120 m left side of Ram Jhula bridge, Ram Jhula), +91 9897285813. Managed by Aham Brahamasmi Yog Mandir Trust (Central Govt. of India) Aham Brahamasmi Yog Mandir Trust (ABYMT).
  • Hatha Yoga School Rishikesh, Near Rani Mandir, +91 -7017185217, . 5:30AM-7:30PM. Hatha yoga school registered with Yoga Alliance USA offers 100-hour, 200-hour, 300-hour and 500-hour yoga teacher training for US$665-2425 (includes food and accommodation), short-term yoga courses for beginners and retreats.
  • 4 Himalayan Yoga Academy, Lakkar Ghat, Shyampur, +91-800-64-46-199, toll-free: +1-888-2-78-10-78, . 6AM–9PM. Huge training center in the middle of rice paddies. Yoga teacher training all levels, internationally recognized certification; registration with Yoga Alliance USA and Yoga Alliance International also available. Residential and non-residential yoga teacher certification courses and intensive yoga courses at various levels. HYA offers training in methodologically-structured programs where student is at the center and learning is continuous, pedagogically. US$240–1,710.
  • Jivan Chakra Foundation, Ramjhula Road (near Geeta Ashram Swargashram Rishikesh), +91-9997783875, . Hatha yoga teacher training: 100-, 200-hour courses. Registered with Yoga Alliance, USA. US$1600.
  • Mahatma Yoga Ashram (same side of the river as the German Bakery; go to the top of the steps by the German Bakery and turn right, walk down the hill and the signs will point the way). A great little Ashram. It's far enough from the center of things to be quiet but close enough to still be a part of the scene. The staff are all incredibly kind and will help you to arrange anything from taxis to rafting.
  • Meditation School India (Shree Mahesh Heritage), 153/4,Shree Mahesh Heritage, Behind Gayatri Resorts, Badrinath Road, Tapovan., +91 9760061076, .
  • Nada Yoga School, Swargashram (20 m left from Ram Jhula Bridge), . 9AM-5PM. 200-hour yoga teacher training courses, yoga retreats, nada yoga courses and yoga intensives with team of professioanl yoga teachers, ayurvedic doctors and nad yogis. ₹300/hr.
  • Rishikesh Yog Dham, Mount View Cottage, Badrinath Road, Tapovan (near Aryan resorts), +91 9768689596, . 7AM-8PM. Offers 200-hour yoga teacher training & yoga for beginners. Yoga learners who wish to become certified yoga instructors can apply to get international certification. Also, travellers can join drop-in classes. US$4.
  • 5 Rishikesh Yog Peeth, Krishna Cottage, Swargashram, Ram Jhula (near Chotiwala Restaurant), +91 9557016661, . Registered with Yoga Alliance. Offers 200-, 300- and 500-hour residential hatha yoga teacher training course in India (RYT 200, RYT 500 + additional 100 hr) for US$1,350 to 2850 (course fee includes food and accommodation) and also conducts short term yoga courses for beginners and retreats (1-2 weeks) throughout the year.
  • Rishikesh Valley, Neelkanth Temple Road (cross Bairaj and drive towards Neelkanth Temple Road, 10 km), +91 9756964972. Eco health resort run by naturopath and Ayurveda health consultant, offers rejuvenation therapies thorough a blend of Ayurveda and nature care with healthy food. Calming and relaxing therapies of yoga and passive meditation.
  • Rishikul Yogshala, Ved Niketan Ashram, Ram Jhula, +91 9410900954, . A registered yoga teacher training school that offers 200-hour, 300-hour, 500-hour, Ashtanga and Hatha yoga teacher training.
  • Siddhi Yoga (Siddhi Yoga Rishikesh), Hotel Moksha, Village Jonk, near Geeta Ashram Taxi Stand, Swarg Ashram (near Ram Jhoola), +91 97797-98051, . 7AM–7PM. A Yoga Alliance USA registered RYS200 and RYS300 School. It offers multi style with Therapeutic, Vinyasa, Healing, Hatha and Alignment. Starts from ₹85,000.
  • Shakti Yoga Peeth, Swarg Ashram, Raam Jhula, +91 9557895321, . Offers intensive teacher’s training through their 200-, 300- and 500-hour program, which follows the complete protocol set by the Yoga Alliance, USA that certifies them to be a yoga teacher. Ashtanga Vinyasa, Hatha Yoga, Meditation and Pranayama and other yoga forms. Food & accommodation: US$1350.
  • Tattvaa Yoga Shala Rishikesh, Rishikesh Swargashram Ram Jhula (on tha way to Parmarthniketan near boat stand), +91 9997277322, . International standard yoga training centre by the Ganges River. US$1500.
  • Ved Niketan Ashram, Swatgashram, Ram Jhula, +91 9890404069, . General class and 15-day intensive Master One courses by Iyengar yoga certified teacher.
  • [formerly dead link] Vedangas, Hotel Raj palace, geeta bhavan gate no 3, Swargashram, +91 7830182277, . Registered with Yoga Alliance USA. Offers 200-hour and 500-hour residential hatha yoga teacher training course (RYT 200) for US$1,150 and RYT 500 (course fee includes food and accommodation) and also conducts short-term yoga & Ayurveda courses and retreats (1~2 weeks) throughout the year.
  • 6 Vinyasa Yoga School - RYS 200 (Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India), Hotel Qube, Laxman Jhula, +91 963-488-2112, . 6:30AM-8PM. Courses every month; the tuition includes a private room and bath in the Hotel Qube (with free WiFi, hot showers, and a security monitoring system), 3 yogic meals per day, and local sightseeing and adventures. US$1900.
  • Vishwa Shanti Yoga School, Vashisth Guest House Near Vanprasth Ash Part-2, Sawargashram, +91 8057146497, . Provides residential hatha yoga teacher training — 200-hour, 300-hour and 500-hour — and yoga retreats.
  • [dead link] Yoga School India, Omkarananda Bhawan, Laxman Jhoola (Near Balaknath Temple), +91 9808252230, . 200. Yoga Alliance-approved yoga school for 200-hour, 300-hour and 500-hour yoga teacher training. US$850.
  • Yoga Study Centre, Ganga Vihar, Haridwar Road, +91 135 431196. Bramacharya Rudra Dev, a senior Iyengar teacher and Rakesh Batra his disciple, conduct lessons in a rather militaristic style and students need to move quickly to keep up. Many western students appreciate his style and are able to feel the warmth behind his challenging adjustments. Students are a mix of locals and Westerners. Donated mats and blankets are provided though if you are concerned about cleanliness you might want to bring your own. As with most Indian yoga schools, women should dress modestly. There are classes daily at the centre. 20-day intensive courses are held three times a year during February, April and September. The centre is closed from mid-December to mid-January and for March, May and June. The Yoga Study Centre is on the other side of town from the other ashrams, and from where most people stay. A constant stream of ₹3 shared rickshaws move up and down the main road, and many go as far as the centre. Free.
  • Yoga Teacher Training by Rishikul Yogshala, Yoga Villa,Swargashrama, Ram Jhula, +91 9410900421. Yoga Alliance-approved school that offers 200-hour, 300-hour training and 500-hour yoga teacher training per the guidelines of Yoga Alliance, USA. The courses cover the comprehensive study of Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga and various other forms of yoga along with the meditation techniques and Ayurveda and Naturopathy. US$1500.
  • Yoga Vini Rishikesh, Trimbakeshwar Temple, Laxman Jhula. Registered yoga school which provides accommodation and meals. The ashram offers the 200-hour session in Yoga Teachers Training Certificate per the guidelines of Yoga Alliance Association. This training includes the awareness, knowledge, tools & techniques of yoga, philosophy and culture of yoga.
  • International Yoga & Meditation Society, Avdhoot Ashram, Railway Road, +91 9466665678, . A not-for-profit school on the bank of river Ganges, established by Avdhoot Ji Maharaj and his disciples in 1961. IYMS is a Yoga Alliance-approved Registered Yoga School (RYS) that offers TTC courses on 200 hours Ashtanga Yoga, 200 hours Hatha Yoga and 300 hours Advanced Yoga.
  • Rishikesh Vinyasa Yoga School (Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training), Village Ghughtayni, Upper Tapovan (next to Rishikesh Resort, off Badrinath Road), +919958672399, . 7AM to 8PM. In uphills road of Village Ghughtayni malli Tapovan. Ir is specialized for offering 200-hour Ashtanga & Vinyasa yoga teacher training course for travellers. Here you get an expensive accommodation and yoga training with international certification. Most people come with the purpose of becoming a certified yoga teacher. It is also known for giving Vedic yoga & meditation training under the branch of Mantra Yoga & Meditation India & Canada.
  • Divine Yoga Academy (Hari Om Yoga Rishikesh), Tapovan Vatika Resort (near Laxman Jhula Auto Stand), +91 8171672711, . Registered with Yoga Alliance, USA offering 200-hour, 300-hour and 500-hour yoga teacher training. Also offer yoga training courses for beginners and yoga retreats.
  • Jeevmoksha Yoga Gurukul, Badrinath Highway, Yoga Street Tapovan, +91-976-081-6686, . 7AM–7PM. One month, 200 hour yoga teacher training or 200 hours of intensive hatha yoga teacher training program in compliance with the standards of Yoga Alliance (USA), which has set the guidelines for conducting the yoga teacher training courses through registered yoga schools per its curriculum. US$1400.
  • Hari Om Yoga Vidya School, Tavopan, +91 8171 672711, . Offers one-month, 200-hour yoga teacher training or 200 hours of intensive hatha yoga teacher training program in compliance with the standards of Yoga Alliance (USA), which has set the guidelines for conducting the yoga teacher training courses through registered yoga school per its curriculum. US$1190.
  • 7 Chandra Yoga Meditation Ashram, Ganga Bhogpur Malla, Rishikesh - Cheela Dam Road, +91 8057049232, . Registered school under Yoga Alliance, USA, offers teacher training and yoga retreats.
  • Parmarth Niketan, Parmarth Niketan Ashram P.O. Swargashram, Rishikesh (Himalayas) Uttarakhand – 249304, India (near Main Market Road), +91 135 2434301. The ashram runs an extensive program of yoga, Vedic heritage and spirituality, and teacher training courses. Visitors not staying at the ashram are welcome to attend daily classes by giving a donation. Evening Ganga aarti is its most popular attraction.
  • 8 Rishikesh Yog Sansthan, Yoga Village - Jonk, Swargashram, Ram Jhula, +91 8218445792, . 8AM to 7PM. Residential 100-hour, 200-hour, 300-hour, and 500-hour Hatha, Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training Courses registered with the Yoga Alliance, USA and yoga retreats. US$350.
  • 9 Rishikesh Yogkulam, Hotel Laxmi Palace, Badrinath Road (opposite Balaknath Temple Tapovan), +918979596944, . Provides 300- and 200-hour yoga teacher training course with the aim of teaching traditional yoga with detoxification techniques to their students. $ 1250.
  • Vedic Yoga Centre (VYC), Neelkanth Road, Laxman Jhula (near Laxman Jhula), +91 87551 96191, . A traditional Vedic approach. Spiritually oriented yoga classes. Offering 200-hour YTT, 300-hour YTT and 500-hour YTT (all Yoga Alliance certified courses). It is also an Ayurveda therapy centre in Rishikesh.
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