What makes Vinyasa Yoga School different?
Come to life in Rishikesh, a holy city nested between the sacred Ganga river and the magnificent Himalayan mountains. It is home to some of the world’s most influential yogis, and a retreat for some of the world’s most creative souls (like the Beatles!)
Unlike other courses with 50-100+ students, we split our classes into groups of 15 people and cap our courses at 45 students. You’ll have more opportunities for feedback, questions, and most importantly time to practice teaching.
Our world-class faculty includes Masters in Yoga. Our teachers have taught all across India, including training the Indian Army, and leading courses for the Indian government. Did we mention we’re also all fluent in English?
Your tuition directly helps fund our volunteer projects. Vinyasa Yoga Foundation provides free food around local ashrams and temples in Rishikesh. We’re also working on a huge initiative to build a free school and community temple for free education and yoga classes.
Vallee's thoughts on our training
"A whole month that I will cherish for the rest of my life. One of the most important things that I learned is how to find peace within ourselves, with others and with the world in general and we could not have done this without our beautifully compassionate, intelligent, and inspirational teachers."
Experience yoga in its entirety
Monday – Saturday: Classes
Beyond the physical aspects of yoga, you will truly learn and live the philosophy, mentality, and spirituality underlying yoga.
Discover India’s rich culture with us
Sunday: Restore + Explore
Every Sunday, we arrange an opportunity for you to experience India’s rich culture while bonding with your classmates and teachers. Whether it be rafting on the sacred Ganga, or an insider’s look into Himalayan temples and local ashrams, we take care of the cost of all activities so you can focus on having an unforgettable time!
Kathlyn's thoughts on our classes
"I really enjoyed the intimate class size which allowed me to practice teaching multiple times and get great feedback from the teachers and other students which was huge for me. I learned far more than I ever expected about the history, philosophy and culture of yoga in India and am excited to pass along the knowledge to my future students."
What makes our yoga teachers so great?
Our award-winning teachers have collegiate degrees in yoga including Masters in Yoga, and have decades of combined experience in their areas of expertise.
Leona's thoughts on our teachers
"When you meet authentic yogis – not those who merely practice asanas and posting yoga selfies - but those who actually seek to become higher versions of themselves, you know you are in their presence almost immediately. I would like to thank my teachers in Vinyasa Yoga School. You’ve all been such a wonderful inspiration."
What makes our sanctuary amazing?
Unlike most yoga teacher training courses, our yoga hall is under the same roof as your residence, so after an intense day of yoga practice your comforting oasis is only a few steps away.
Some more reasons you’ll love staying with us:
Your own private room and bathroom to take comfort in
Three nutritious yogic meals a day to re-energize you throughout the day
Year-round solar-powered water heating system for a soothing warm shower after a full day of practice
A therapeutic steam room to relax your body and replenish your spirit
Fast and free Wi-Fi for staying connected with loved ones
24/7 security monitoring system to allow you peace of mind during your stay in India
In contrast to other yoga schools, all of these creature comforts are included with your tuition.
Randy's thoughts on our accommodation
"In general, all my fears and apprehension about going to India were quelled. I lived really comfortably and healthily during my month at the school (hot water, WiFi, security, and other creature comforts) and we had a great group of locals and foreigners to show us around and give us the time of our lives in Rishikesh."
Your tuition also helps fund our volunteer projects in Rishikesh
In 2009, we started Vinyasa Yoga Foundation as a non-profit and educational organization to help address the needs of those less fortunate in Rishikesh and to give back to our community.
You’re more than welcome to join us and other classmates in our volunteer efforts during your stay!
Here are some of our projects:
Every month we go to local ashrams and temples in Rishikesh to provide free food and nourishment to those in need.
We’re in the early phases of providing free education to young children whose families can’t afford to send them to public school.
We’re in the early phases of constructing a temple to serve as a community center, where people can eat free meals and learn how to integrate yoga into their lives for well-being and happiness.