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Experience our life-changing, spiritual & intimate yoga teacher trainings in India, the birthplace of Yoga

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What makes Vinyasa Yoga School different?

The magnificent Ganga river and the banks of Rishikesh

Study yoga where it all began! Experience bliss in Rishikesh, a holy city nested between the sacred Ganga river and the magnificent Himalayan mountains.

Our students learning Salamba Sarvāngāsana, or Supported Shoulder stand

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?

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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Which training is right for you?

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Teacher Training

Establish your foundation,
deepen your practice,
and learn how to teach.

Duration: 30 days
Prerequisites: An open mind & an appetite for learning!

Learn more (200 hour)

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Advanced Teacher Training

Master your skills, advance your teaching career. Students must have a prior RYT200 hour certification.

Duration: 30 days
Prerequisites: Must have completed a 200 hour training.

Learn more (300 hour)

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Immersion Teacher Training

Completely immerse your focus and soul in yoga. Combines our 200 & 300 hour programs in an 8 week program.

Duration: 60 days + 1-3 week break
Prerequisites: An open mind & an appetite for learning!

Learn more (500 hour)

"I'm so incredibly grateful for this entire experience"

"Coming to India, studying in India, being amongst all these people from all over the world has literally been a dream. I'm so fortunate to have this experience. The teachers were amazing, the school is incredible! You deserve this. If you are even thinking about becoming a yoga teacher, come here!" - Mary


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


Learn more about our daily schedule

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



"I couldn’t have asked for a more life-changing experience"

"It was probably the most transformative experience I could've asked for. It's been challenging, but the people, and the teachers instill such an incredible strength, gratitude, and integrity. I will never be the same." - Madeline


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


Moksha Priya, our Mantra teacher

Moksha Priya

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Sant Parmar

Learn more about our teachers

"An eye-opening and expansive experience"

"What I liked the most about the course is how the teachers gave a unique part of themselves and what they've learned about yoga, and they delivered it in a way that was real and genuine. I've really enjoyed my time here and it's been such a privilege to be under their tuition." - Adam


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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"I understand myself in a very profound way now"

"The teachers are a wonderful mix of intelligence, dedication, compassion, and love. These are people that have dedicated their lives to yoga. Because of that, I have gained so much knowledge and understanding, love and compassion that will follow me and touch my own students for the rest of my life." - Dana


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.

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.

Get a glimpse of our course on Instagram!

We love to share photos of beautiful Rishikesh from our current students and alumni.

Follow us @vinyasayogaschool to stay up to date!

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Our students share their own experiences on social media!

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