Ready to elevate your yoga practice to a whole new level?

Experience our life-changing 200 hour yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, India, the world capital of Yoga

Find out what makes our school special!

What makes Vinyasa Yoga School different?

The magnificent Ganga river and the banks of Rishikesh

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!)

Our students learning Salamba Sarvāngāsana, or Supported Shoulder stand

Unlike other courses with 50-100+ students, we cap our courses at 30 students so 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?

A volunteer distributing free food at a local school

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.

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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.

Our students reciting mantras during one of our fire ceremonies

Mahesh, our Philosophy teacher, explaining one of the key tenets of the Yog Sutras

Mornings are for cleansing!

Mahesh, our Yoga Therapy teacher, demonstrating massage and Marma therapy techniques

Two of our wonderful students practicing a modified Chakrasana

Kushal, our Physiology and Anatomy teacher, gives a discourse on our body's major systems

Students preparing for their deep pranayamic breathing session


Starting the day off right, with a relaxing guided meditation technique!

Lavina guiding our students through a Chakra meditation

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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!

Getting ready to raft the holy Ganga river!

Enjoying mountain views from Kunjapuri Devi Temple

On our way to jungle safari to look for cheetahs, monkey and elephants!


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.

Mahesh Bhatt, our Philosophy and Yoga Therapy Teacher






Kushal, our Anatomy and Physiology teacher


Lavina, our Mantra teacher


headshot of vinyasa yoga school founder harst


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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."

Read more about Leona's wonderful experience here


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.

Main yoga hall steps away from your room

Private rooms and showers included in your tuition

Front desk reception for your safety and security

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.

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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:

A volunteer distributing free food at a local school

Every month we go to local ashrams and temples in Rishikesh to provide free food and nourishment to those in need.

One of our big initiatives is to provide free education to youth in Rishikesh

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 plan to build a temple community center for free food and free yoga classes

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.

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