200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India

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

Yoga Vini is a Yoga Alliance USA certified yoga and Ayurveda school offering RYT 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India.

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What do we offer

Reach the depths of authentic, comprehensive, ancient knowledge and practice from India

We aim to reach as much as the depth of the original and authentic knowledge of yoga. Our profoundly designed will take you closer to the 5000 years old knowledge. Dedicated teachers and thoroughly designed curriculum bring out the best and easiest way to understand and implement these techniques.

We collaborate with people (professionals/teachers/experts) from different fields to make things more approachable; we provide comprehensive knowledge through understanding the connection of asana, pranayama, meditation practices, and a sattvic lifestyle.

With patience and high awareness students reach the state where they have the questions and ability to find answers.

This approach of teaching is not flashy or glamorous. However, it is deeply nourishing and empowering, helping you to avoid the dangers of an impatient or overzealous practice, and more importantly, to experience the profound, lifelong benefits of starting small.

You will be empowered with your own understanding of what really is happening in your body as you practice, and how each posture is supporting your overall health.

Deep understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the body, energy, and mind

Our spine is the center of the physical body, energy, and mind.

A detailed explanation of the structure and physiology of the spine helps students to visualize their bodies during practice. It helps to guide themselves towards a correct and effective practice.

The spine is the base of all movement which also makes it the root cause for most of the injuries. This course will provide the ability to understand the reason and correction of different pain types occurring in the body during any movement.

The spine is a very stable structure, but it still needs the supportive muscular strength to keep its stability. We will learn how to develop this strength to get a more stable movement.

The spine needs to get relaxed, nourished, and be kept in good condition. Postural disorders prevent it from proper relaxation, even in sleep. This eventually leads to aging and damage to the spine. We’ll learn specialized relaxation methods which will help to relax different parts of the spine.

Breathing is an important aspect of a healthy body and mind. Explanation of how the spine and breath are connected will help to find the connection of movement and breath. It’ll explain how the breath can help, or on the contrary, can prevent us from deepening a posture.

Everything is connected and moved by energy. Understanding this system helps us understand the connection between the self and our surroundings.

All our actions and thoughts are the result and reason for energy movement, understanding this helps us find the right answers for different questions of life.

Just a simple blockage in the energy movement will prevent us from deepening our practice. We will learn different techniques to remove these blockages.

The mind can be helpful but also disturbing at the same time. Yogic philosophy can help us understand how the mind works, and it can lead us towards better use of our mind so that we can grow deeper.

Highly profound concentration techniques will help you experience the existence and fluctuations of the mind. Continued practice of these techniques will help you find harmony with the mind.

Rejuvenating detox program with proper sattvic lifestyle and a healthy menu designed by our Ayurveda doctors

Ayurveda is a natural system of healing wisdom, originated in India more than 5,000 years ago. Ayurveda and yoga have common basics and knowledge, which facilitates each other.

We purify our minds and thoughts without purification of the body. Ayurveda is a science to live life which helps us to purify the body. We incorporate this science with the yogic techniques which makes the experience better.

Simple daily routine and healthy food, cleansing practices designed by our Ayurvedic doctors help to detox and nourish our body.

Accordingly, one of the most important things we can do for our health every day of the year is to eat wisely. According to Ayurveda, there are three major guidelines when it comes to eating. We focus on HOW, WHEN, and WHAT you eat. During the yoga course, you will be following a good eating routine. Eating two regular meals at about the same time each day; freshly cooked local, seasonal food full of spices that not only add flavor and aroma but also bring therapeutic value to any meal. Spices help to boost natural immunity, and most of them can rev up our digestion so our bodies are able to absorb and assimilate the nutrients from the foods we eat! We will eat all six tastes at every meal: sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent, and astringent. And give the body enough time to metabolize food between meals.

Yoga postures, breathing techniques, and meditation become more effective.

A new, thoroughly designed and connected yoga teacher training program, that includes meditation, pranayama, and asana in their traditional form

Philosophy, pranayama, asana, meditation – they are all connected. Physical, mental, and spiritual energy all plays equal part in creating a well-connected practice (lifestyle) for practice and teaching. Within a matter of weeks – sometimes days – students begin to experience deep transformation. Through yoga practice, we are training the body to balance and support itself, and training the mind to trust our own selves as we move our bodies.

It takes only twenty-eight days to complete a 200 Hour Teacher Training Course. Within these twenty-eight days, we watch students from all walks of life undergo an astounding transformation: Their bodies change remarkably, yes, but the real transformation is much deeper. One month is, after all, a very short time in which to grasp the core of the yogic path, and we are repeatedly astonished and humbled by how much our students are able to learn and grow in such a short time.

Yoga Alliance RYT certification

At the end of our 200 hour yoga TTC in Rishikesh, all participants who have attended the specified number of yoga classes and passed the exams will receive a yoga teacher training Certificate of Completion.

This Yoga TTC is registered with The Yoga Alliance at the 200-hour level, so graduates can become registered yoga teachers.

Confident teaching skills

Teaching is sharing the knowledge gained by experience. It becomes natural and easy when we share what we have experienced. When we experience the knowledge it starts connecting with different things in our life, which opens different dimensions of the same knowledge. Sharing the experience with students further opens a new dimension that we cannot experience in our lives while sharing the knowledge.

In this way, teaching becomes nourishing and helpful to open the new field to experience knowledge.

You will begin by building a strong, informed awareness of the body and the breath, and a deep understanding of how our muscles work together to support the spine and skeletal system to promote balance and overall health.

Yoga philosophy that will help you make better sense of life happenings

We get lost, unmotivated, or confuse when we cannot connect different happening of life. Yoga philosophy helps to find the root cause of the different things and rebuild the conscious connection in our life. Yoga philosophy gives control over our life which gives us confidence, motivation, the power to give sense to this life.

We will provide you with tools to understand life or to connect and make sense of living. Everybody has to find themselves which is different through yoga. It’s a lifestyle. You will immerse yourself with the foundation, curiosity, and tools to continue developing your own practice, a process that will continue to grow and deepen for the rest of your lives.

The tranquil environment in Rishikesh, at the foothills of the Himalaya, ideal for a break to find a way back to life

Yoga Vini boasts an abundance of fresh air with the sounds of birds chirping and Ganga flowing, will help you connect with nature and experience the learning on the course at a deeper level. Being close to nature is an important factor on the yoga journey.

Yoga Vini Rishikesh also have and strong support from the local Indian community which will provide opportunities to partake in and enjoy traditional Indian culture.

At our yoga teacher training course in Rishikesh, our facilities are providing the perfect setting to get centered and reconnect with yourself. The energy felt when stepping into the room is like no other and once again, stepping outside of cities and experiencing countryside views as far as the eye can see, will bring a deeper sense of inner space, stillness, and silence.

By getting out of big cities with tall buildings and stepping into our yoga teacher training center in Rishikesh, you will experience the perfect atmosphere to create beautiful personalized memories of your yogic journey.

A break from city life, 28 days of a life-changing experience. A new, healthy and peaceful way to live; re-building your routine, complete digital detox: detaching from phones and computers.

Pricing and dates

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course in Rishikesh


including accommodation and two daily meals

  • A deposit of US$300 is required for all reservations. Cancellations will result in a forfeiture of your deposit.
  • Balance to be paid 2 weeks before the course starts.
  • The deposit and balance are non-refundable.

Upcoming course dates For 200 hour yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, India

200 hour yoga Teacher Training5 March – 1 April 2020English / JapaneseTapovan
200 hour yoga Teacher Training5 April – 2 May 2020English / JapaneseTapovan
200 hour yoga Teacher Training3 – 30 September 2020English / JapaneseTapovan
200 hour yoga Teacher Training4 – 31 October 2020English / JapaneseTapovan
200 hour yoga Teacher Training3 – 30 November 2020English / JapaneseTapovan


Apart from providing the best yoga methodologies, Yoga Vini Rishikesh is famous for providing full accommodation facilities for the students. Our ashram is situated in a quiet and peaceful place dotted with the green trees and is well-equipped with all the residential facilities required for a comfortable stay.

The highly ventilated and eco-friendly rooms of the yoga center are fully furnished with all the necessary requirements. All rooms are comfortable, with attached bathrooms. Although there is no air conditioning, all rooms are equipped with fans

All rooms are shared between two or three students (larger rooms accommodate three people). However, single occupancy may be available at an additional cost, depending on the number of students registered. Please get in touch with us if you require single occupancy.



The word ashram comes from the Sanskrit word, Srama, which means “religious exertion”. Nowadays the term “ashram” is used to describe any facility used by the spiritual community. The lifestyle in an ashram is for the most part what we are used to going back home to.

It has a set schedule that has to do with karma (karma yoga) while following its spiritual goals without being distracted throughout the day. You wake up early with the sunrise, practice breathing exercises followed by asanas, eat simple food and learn about philosophy, getting to know Indian traditional culture, listening to inspiring Satsang in the evening, singing mantras…

It is known for its simplicity that represents an opportunity to step away from a hectic lifestyle and return to a simpler way of living. This simplicity helps us to understand the importance of things in life we generally take for granted. It’s a place to nourish your soul, deepen your spiritual practice, and awaken to your true Self. It promotes a healthy lifestyle and self-awareness through self-discipline and reflection. The ashram consists of basic facilities with living quarters, dining hall, outside yoga hall (Dome) all surrounded by the beautiful nature of the Himalayas.

Ayurvedic food

The Sanskrit word Ayurveda translates as “the knowledge of life” (ayur means life, while Veda means science or knowledge). Ayurvedic principles and food work with the body’s innate intelligence in order to promote natural self-healing. Ayurveda is clear on this: ALL good health starts with digestion; with the proper metabolism of food.

Detox program

Shatkarma, yoga cleansing once a week. Meals and fruit snacks with tea are both provided twice a day, giving the body enough fasting time in between to cleanse and detoxify itself on a cellular level.

You’ll be provided with:

  • Ayurvedic food
  • Nature all around
  • Peace of mind
  • Breathing, cleansing exercises
  • Concentration exercises for cleansing the mind
  • Good sleeping patterns
  • Daily asanas practice
  • Kirtan

Indian traditional culture

India’s culture is among the world’s oldest; civilization in India began about 4,500 years ago. Many sources describe it as “Sa Prathama Sanskrati Vishvavara” — the first and the supreme culture in the world, according to the All World Gayatri Pariwar (AWGP) organization. You will learn about Indian traditional medicine (Ayurveda), you’ll get familiar with its language (Hindu, Sanskrit), religion (Hinduism) and practice (arti), food, clothing, holy cow…

Daily schedule

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India

5:30Wake up
6:00 – 7:30Pranayama / Silent Meditation / Interactive Discussion
7:30 – 8:00Tea
8:00 – 10:00Asana class
10:00 – 11:00Brunch
11:00 – 12:00Karma Yoga
12.00 – 13:00Self Study
13:00 – 14:30Lecture
14:30 – 15:00Tea and Snacks
15:00 – 17:30Asana class
18:00 – 18:30Dinner
19:00 – 20:00Satsang / Meditation / Chanting
20:45Lights off

Course Curriculum

Asana Classes

Two daily asana classes, two hours each. Every student will get proper alignment according to their levels.

  • Practice
  • Drills
  • Thorough explanation and demonstration
    (Explanation of drills and postures are unique and based on our own knowledge and experience. You will get much detailed knowledge than from any books.)
  • Individual adjustments
  • Various techniques (props, walls, etc.) on how to improve and deepen your practice
  • Variations of different postures and drills to take you towards correct execution of the postures
    (This will help you to adopt different postures for different levels of your students)
  • Sequencing – our experienced teachers will guide you on how to sequence your classes
Meditation/concentration and Pranayama Classes

Developing a strong meditation/concentration practice takes time and dedication, but here you will be given the tools to initiate and deepen your ability with daily concentration practice and pranayama.

  • Purpose and benefits of meditation/concentration
  • Introduction to Pranayama, Anuloma-Viloma, Ujjayi, Brahmri, Shitalli, Bhastrika
  • Importance and purpose of various sitting postures
  • Skills to guide yourself and others through concentration and pranayama
Philosophy and Yoga Sutra Lectures

We offer an easy and comprehensive approach allowing you to gain a greater understanding of yoga hence helping you to lead a greater emotional and mental well-being in order to live a more fulfilling and meaningful life. Explanations are based on the real examples from life which makes the philosophy interesting and easy to experience. Our whole course is skillfully designed to experience these yoga philosophies.

  • Analysis of both the text and commentary of Bhagavad Gita (classical yoga scripture).
  • A detailed explanation of the Patanjali Yoga Sutra.
  • Different Paths of Yoga.
  • 8 Limbs of Yoga.
  • Nadis.
  • Mantra (spiritual energy through sound).
  • Prana
  • Bandha
  • Koshas
  • Kundalini
  • Mudra
  • Chakras and Granthis
Anatomy and Physiology

Students are introduced to the importance of the spine in anatomy and physiology, so they can become effective teachers and practitioners.

  • The connection between limbs and the spine
  • Stability of the spine
  • Relaxation of the spine
  • The connection between breath and the spine
  • Muscle structure and movement
  • Physiology of pain
  • Possible pain and their correction methods
Shat Kriyas

Shat kriyas are yogic purification processes which include; cleansing of the nasal and air passages, esophagus, and stomach. Here our students will be guided through various purification exercises with a thorough explanation of the effects. These processes will allow the student to experience deeper meditation and pranayama practices.

Teaching Philosophy

Our experienced teachers will provide instruction on the art of yoga instruction including:

  • How to be an effective yoga teacher.
  • Hands-on adjustments
  • How to observe and understand how the body moves
  • The art of the voice
  • Confidence though practice teaching
  • The purpose and use of props, both in personal practice and the class setting
  • Practical teaching classes.
Ayurveda and proper diet

An Ayurvedic practitioner will join us to discuss how a proper diet can enhance your yoga practice and life as a whole. This introduction will give us time to practice a 30-day diet plan, guided by experienced chefs, throughout the course.

  • Origin of Ayurveda.
  • How Ayurveda treats different diseases and complaints.
  • Doshas and the different types.
  • How diet affects the mind and the body.
  • Vegetarianism.
  • The healing effects of fasting.

The aim of the examinations is to access your understanding of the subjects and to give you the opportunity to further develop the areas you are lacking. This will help to ensure your complete development during the course.

  • The written exam will be held at the end of the course
  • Practical teaching test will be held at the end of the course

Guidelines for joining the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher training program

The spirit behind the discipline and rules are purely to immerse yourself into the yogic lifestyle to enable you to obtain maximum benefit from your teacher training experience.

  • All students are expected to follow the entire yoga teacher training course schedule.
  • In the event you need to be absent from any event, prior permission should be obtained.
  • All students are expected to be on time for all scheduled classes and remain for the duration of each class.
  • Guest behavior should be respectful of Indian culture; men and women should cover the shoulders, midriff, and legs. Tight-fitting, transparent, and revealing clothing is not permitted.
  • Kindly refrain from expressions of affection such as kissing or hugging in public.
  • Guests are expected to observe celibacy (brahmacharya) as part of the spiritual discipline.
  • All students are expected to actively participate in Karma Yoga.
  • Smoking, alcohol, and drugs are prohibited.
  • Technology use is restricted to off-hours.
  • Photography, video, or audio recording during classes is only permitted with prior permission.

Other Details

  • Our 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training classes are taught in English with Japanese speaking teachers available for translation.
  • Teacher training courses are subject to date change due to interest.
  • Students with reservations will be notified of any changes at least one month in advance.
  • The course runs 6 days per week with one day’s afternoon off for reflection and rest.
  • Yoga center accommodation is simple and shared (couples are not allowed to share rooms).
  • Two daily meals will be offered, each consisting of healthy and traditional Indian food.
  • All meals are prepared in a safe and hygienic environment.
  • Please advise us of any food allergies so our staff can accommodate you.
  • Most nationalities require a visa to enter India, therefore our students are advised to apply for a tourist visa. You can find more information on how to get e-Visa following this link: e-Visa in India
  • Excluded from the package: airfare, other travel costs, tourist visa, any extra night’s accommodation, optional activities, and/or treatments.

FAQ – 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training In Rishikesh, India

What time should I arrive at Yoga Vini?

Check-in will take place from 1:00 pm-4:00 pm on the first day.

Please arrive within plenty of time to settle in before the opening ceremony.

Can I arrive early before Teacher Training Course starts?

It is advisable to arrive a few days early to allow time to recover from traveling.

Is it safe in Yoga Vini Yoga Center?

There are no security safes available for personal belongings. Therefore students are required to take responsibility for their own belongings and keep rooms locked. The centre is reserved for Yoga Vini students and staff only, so there is a very minimal security risk.

What kind of diet will I have during the Teacher Training Course?

Two vegetarian meals and two snacks will be served daily. Careful planning by our Ayurvedic doctor has gone in to developing a specific diet for the duration of the course. You will get everything you need from the diet. The majority of the meals are vegan, but in some cases, dairy may be used in a few dishes. Please advise us in advance if you have any dietary restrictions or allergies.

Is there any shop I can purchase daily commodities?

Most daily commodities are available for purchase at very reasonable prices in the small shop at our Ashram, or in nearby shops.

How can I pay the course fee?

Deposit payment US$300 is required to save your seat in your course.

Please proceed your payment via PayPal, following this link: https://yogavinirishikesh.com/pay-now/

The total balance of the course fee is payable two weeks before check-in, using PayPal. Please ensure that your payment has gone through before the course begins. You may wish to make the payment a few days in advance to avoid any technical issues.

How is the climate in Rishikesh?

During the months of January, February, March, November and December you will experience pleasant weather with a comfortable average temperature, though it can be quite cool at night in November and December.

Can I do laundry?

There is no laundry service or washing machines available. Students are required to hand wash their own laundry. Laundry detergent will be available for purchase at the center.

How should I prepare for mosquitoes?

You may want to bring mosquito repellent. Local repellent is available in the Ashram shop or near our center and is often more effective than what you have available in your home country.

Is there private rooms available?

All rooms are shared between two or three students (larger rooms house three). However, depending on the number of students registered, single occupancy may be available at an extra cost. Please get in touch with us if you require single occupancy.

What are the room facilities?

Each room is basic but comfortable and comes with an attached bathroom. There is no air conditioning available, however, all rooms are equipped with fans.

You will be expected to keep your own room clean. Exchange of bed linen will be available if necessary.

Can I share the room with my partner?

Couples are not permitted to share rooms.

Is there internet access or Wi-Fi available?

Limited Wi-Fi will be available at specified times. In order to fully immerse yourself in a yogic lifestyle, we’re not encouraging heavy usage of communication technology, and using Wi-Fi is limited to off-hours. It is advised to inform family and friends about this before you arrive. In the unlikely event of an emergency, the restriction will of course won’t apply.

Are there rest days during the course?

The course has one rest day per week. It is recommended to use the day off to rest, practice, or study.

Join one of our yoga teacher training courses in Rishikesh

200 hour yoga Teacher Training5 March – 1 April 2020English / JapaneseTapovan
200 hour yoga Teacher Training5 April – 2 May 2020English / JapaneseTapovan
200 hour yoga Teacher Training3 – 30 September 2020English / JapaneseTapovan
200 hour yoga Teacher Training4 – 31 October 2020English / JapaneseTapovan
200 hour yoga Teacher Training3 – 30 November 2020English / JapaneseTapovan

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


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.


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 🙂


October 2018 — TripAdvisor

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