Yoga Teacher Training Courses in Rishikesh, India

It is not just another teacher training program, it’s much more.

Yoga Vini
Yoga and Ayurveda School

We aim to encourage more and more people toward seeking peace and happiness inside them not in outside world and providing the ancient tools discovered by our sages more than 5000 years back in the form of yoga and Ayurveda.

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What do we offer

  • Depth of authentic, comprehensive, ancient knowledge and practice from India
  • Deep understanding of the anatomy and physiology of body, energy and mind
  • Rejuvenating detox program with proper sattvic lifestyle and healthy food
  • A whole new, highly designed and connected program including meditation, pranayama and asana
  • Yoga Alliance certification
  • Confident teaching skills
  • Yoga philosophy which will help you to make better sense of life happenings
  • Tranquil environment in Rishikesh, at the foothills of the Himalaya

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TypeDateLanguageLocation
200h TTC5 September – 2 October 2019English / JapaneseTapovanClosed
200h TTC5 October – 2 November 2019English / JapaneseTapovanOpen
200h TTC5 March – 2 April 2020English / JapaneseTapovanOpen

What other people say about us

I have studied with Yoga Vini twice now and both times I have left so full of knowledge and inspiration for my own self path and the motivation to share with others. It’s the most authentic course I have found in Rishikesh and the ashram is the perfect setting for a month of studying and going within. From philosophy, Ayurveda and anatomy, absolutely everything is covered and I would recommend this course to anyone! Vini truly embodies his own teachings and shares from his heart. Tinas classes are amazing, she teaches with so much passion and knowledge! If you’re looking for a beautiful, real month of studying and living all of the concepts of yoga and ayurveda, go here!

Nicola Paxton

April 2019 — Facebook

This experience is so much more than what you can imagine it to be. I really enjoyed living in the ashram, I think it adds a lot more depth and perspective to doing the teacher training than if you were doing it at a regular school. I learnt so much about health, wellness, pranayama and asana that I didn’t know before the teacher training. Vini is really knowledgeable and his Asana classes are amazing. He really focuses on each individual movement so that you walk away doing everything properly and have a better understanding of why you do it that way. Tina and the rest of the staff were really supportive and made our time there more enjoyable. I look forward to coming back one day to potentially assist on a training.

Yoga Teacher Training 200hr

This experience is so much more than what you can imagine it to be. I really enjoyed living in the ashram, I think it adds a lot more depth and perspective to doing the teacher training than if you were doing it at a regular school. I learnt so much about health, wellness, pranayama and asana that I didn’t know before the teacher training. Vini is really knowledgeable and his Asana classes are amazing. He really focuses on each individual movement so that you walk away doing everything properly and have a better understanding of why you do it that way. Tina and the rest of the staff were really supportive and made our time there more enjoyable. I look forward to coming back one day to potentially assist on a training.

A fantastic yoga teacher training and life experience!

After a recommendation from a friend, I signed up my yoga teacher training at Yoga Vini. This was one of the best decisions I have ever made.
Before arriving, communication was excellent. Since this was my first yoga teacher training, and first visit to India, I had many questions which were all answered in detail. 
After a 45 minute tuk tuk ride from Rishikesh I arrived at the ashram. It is in the most beautiful and peaceful location. If you are looking for luxury, this is not for you, but if you are happy to be surrounded by beautiful people in a beautiful environment then you will absolutely love it. 
Vini, the teacher, is amazing. So knowledgeable, interesting, and caring. Tina and the rest of the team work so hard to provide everyone with the best experience possible. 
The course is very structured, which everyone respected. The food is delicious, prepared by a lovely team in the kitchen. Only having two meals a day was hard to get used to, so I would recommend packing plenty of snacks! 
During the course, everyone improved their ability and knowledge of yoga, philosophy and anatomy. Vini explained everything so clearly, which enhanced the learning experience. He delivered the course in both English and Japanese, which provided for the needs of all students. 
I couldn’t have been happier with my yoga teacher training experience at Yoga Vini. I met the loveliest people, and learned a great deal about both yoga and life. I am now back home, enjoying practicing daily. I look forward to sharing my yoga knowledge with others in the near future. 
Thanks to Vini and the team for an incredible journey! Love to all

MJLJones

November 2018 — TripAdvisor

A brilliant yoga teacher training

Yoga Vini teacher training is an incredible experience. Me and my sister were looking for months in many different countries for the right yoga TT course to go to. As you know it can be a daunting task with all that’s out there and you really want to pick the right course for you. luckily for us a friend had just completed this course in India and recommended it to us. It was held in an ashram 45 mins outside of Rishekesh in the beautiful countryside. The ashram is basic in terms of accommodation, we shared a room and it was fine but you need to accept that India’s cleanliness standard is just different then ours (we’re from Ireland). The dome you practice in is a beautiful building nestled amongst trees and you would sometimes see a chilled monkey saunter by. It was awesome. The food was an Ayurvedic diet, very simple but nutritious and perfectly constructed to give you sustenance but not over do it when your practicing asana for hours each day. You also don’t have to worry about getting any funny stomachs as it’s all very hygienic and carefully made. 
Now to the most important part, the teaching. Vini was our teacher and he was great. So knowledgeable and incredibly passionate. His area of expertise is the spine in yoga and you focus a lot on how to analyze your students and correct their spinal movement which in turn affects all their asana poses. Vini is fluent in Japanese and lives there half the year, he has a huge following there and 70% of our course was made up of Japanese students. They were a lovely group of people and we loved learning more about Japan and it’s culture. Vini runs the course in English and Japanese. We actually found this good as we would get information in English and then he would switch to Japanese which gave us a moment to process the information just received. Tina his teaching assistant was amazing. She has such good energy and a background in Pilates and fitness which complements Vini’s teaching and she is so full of knowledge. Always there with a smile and a laugh. Altogether we had an amazing experience. We learned a lot liked being completely immersed in the yoga lifestyle. You also bond really strongly with the other students due to the location being away from everything. The only point we would make is that our class was very big. 30 students altogether and Vini taught everything, philosophy anatomy, asanas and held satsang in the evenings. Of course with Tina assisting. There can be times when you feel it would be enhanced with another teacher or maybe with less people in the class. However altogether it was an incredible experience and we are so grateful to Vini, Tina and all the staff for their passion for sharing their knowledge. It is an authentic Hatha yoga teaching course, teaching yoga as an holistic experience not just a physical one. We can see our personal and professional development after it, really what more could you ask for.

ClaraTalbot

October 2018 — TripAdvisor

200 hour YTTC

Finding a course that suits what you are looking for in Rishikesh is quite a challenge, but I feel like the month that I spend at Yoga Vini was exactly what I had hoped for and more. 
I was expecting a training that focused on yoga postures with yoga philosophy and spirituality included too. Instead, the training focused on how to lead a balanced, calm and mindful life. I learnt that the yoga postures, as well as all other facets of yoga, are there to support this way of life. That being said, the asanas that we did every day were perfectly challenging and I felt that Vini’s experience in teaching the course meant that we all saw huge physical progress in the month. 
Vini is a fantastic yoga teacher with a special interest and sound knowledge of the spine and the anatomy of the spine. I am a physiotherapist and found the way that he taught anatomy unique and interesting. 
Finally, the Ashram itself is incredible. It is away from the craziness of Rishikesh with lush, green grounds. The lectures and asanas take place in a dome surrounded by trees, greenery and birds. I really appreciated the Sattvic lifestyle that we followed and have never felt better than when I finished the course. 
Every course will have it’s pros and cons but I felt that the cons of this course were an opportunity to learn even more. 
The only thing that I would possibly change is to have an entirely English course because I would have loved even more content (the course is taught in English and Japanese). But I met wonderful Japanese people and had the chance to experience Japanese culture as well as Indian, which i would not have had if the course had been only English.
Overall, I was extremely happy and very grateful for the entire experience and all that it taught me. I will definitely be back to do the 200 hour course again! 
Thanks Vini, Tina, Hiroko and the whole team. I’m missing you guys already 🙂

Trail824342

October 2018 — TripAdvisor

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