What our students say

Yoga Training Details

Daily Schedule

24 days of Yoga training
Hilltop location
Daily meditation classes
Local excursions
Personal guidance
Teaching experience
3 vegetarian meals per day
Daily Schedule
06:00-07:30am
Hath Yoga Asana
07:45 – 8:45 am
Pranayama
(Breathing practices)
09:00 – 10:00 am
Breakfast
10:30 – 11:30 am
Philosophy
11:45 – 01:00 pm
Yoga Anatomy
and Methodology
01:00 – 02:00 pm
Lunch
04:15 – 05:45 pm
Vinyasa Yoga
06:00 – 07:00 pm
Meditation,
Mantra Chanting,
Yoga Nidra
07:00 – 08:00 pm
Dinner

Testimonials

Christine Lewis

UK

300 Hrs Teacher Training - Nepal

This place is an absolute delight. The Yoga teachers are so learned and so humble that you start to get inspirations from them for how to live the Yogic Life. I took the 300 hour Yoga teacher training and had the experience of my lifetime in Nepal, living in the beautiful resort, in middle of the jungle, on top of a mountain. The food at Vedic Yoga Academy was tasty & nutritious and they produce most of their veggies organically in a nearby farm. In my Yoga classes, I learned so much and now I am a much better Yoga teacher after my time there. I would like to give a special mention to Rahul as he is an absolute master in Yoga. If you want to become a Yoga teacher or just want to deepen your own practice, I recommend this place wholeheartedly.

Artemis Baghdanian

Iran

300 Hrs Teacher Training - Nepal

Could not wish for a better place to close my year than in a lovely place like Vedic Yoga Academy at Nepal. I took a private room for myself with private garden and terrace access with a lovely lake view. Absolutely Recommendable! 🙂 Place is ideal if you want to combine the lovely weather, Yoga and good food. The school provides panoramic views of Himalayas and you can hike down to relish local food, indulge in shopping from local market, take a boat ride in Lake Fewa or go for hiking and visit ancient temples. The school itself provides different courses and different styles with a healthy mix of teachers from various ethnicities. The teachers have a great knowledge about traditional & modern Yoga, Anatomy, Philosophy, Meditation, Pranayama and they always answer our doubts while explaining the rational and give feedbacks which one can implement. I took the 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training in Nepal and found this great opportunity where I am able to deepen my Yoga practice, do balance of the body and mind, and am confident to teach Yoga.

Kristina Bt

Germany

300 Hrs Teacher Training - Nepal

I enjoyed my stay for 4 weeks at Vedic Yoga Academy very much. Since I was looking for a serene and comfortable place in high mountains where I can be on my very own and also learn about a native community, I decided to spend my annual leave here. I found the surrounding with everything you need: nice cozy rooms on top of a mountain, in middle of the jungle (the birds are quire chirpy). The staff is also was very helpful; just let them know, if you need something. I absolutely loved the approach of the dedicated and skilled teachers who teach several styles of Yoga (Hatha, Vinyasa and meditation etc) and gave the option to work with a Personal Trainer on my specific goals. Since I was in the 300 hours Teacher Training, I learned a lot more than the 200 hours TT which I took few years ago in a different Yoga School. These people have very effective Yoga workshops and during the meals, everyone discussed Yoga and its poses. In fact, I might come back for some specific retreats.

Paula-Wolfram

Germany

300 Hrs Teacher Training – India

After first visiting Rishikesh and finding this school some years ago, I knew I had to come back. So that’s exactly what I did. I knew this school had something special so I decided to come and do my 300 hour Teacher Training in my holidays during November. I knew I would learn, but it had so much more than I could have ever imagined. Vedic Yoga Academy is a fantastic Yoga school with insightful teachings and facilitates for life experiences. I felt that I am part of an extended family where the teachers, staff and other students are all there to help me with whatever I need. The atmosphere at the Yoga hall was super, the food was strictly veg but was very tasty and delicious. I finished my 300 hrs Teacher Training in Rishikesh and I can share that I am really very happy with everything I received from it; From teacher’s remarkable anatomy knowledge and top teaching methods, deep insight and experience with meditation, breath-work and much more. I found me swimming in a rich sea of wisdom and deep learning and I feel really ready to share what I’ve learned in my classes. It really has been amazing and I will surely be back to find new insights with this school, near the Ganges shores.
Thank you so much for this beautiful journey!

Imani von Easterwood

Netherlands

300 Hrs Teacher Training – India

I’m so gutted to be leaving Vedic Yoga Academy after completing my 300 hours Yoga Teacher Training. The location is perfect for attaining inner peace and the location is filled with positive vibes and it is very easy to get to the banks of Ganges. I was in a sharing room which had all the required furniture and space and the facilities were good. The communal areas are so beautiful and relaxing; I really felt at home straight away and met some incredible people. The Yoga classes themselves were great with lovely people, great healthy food and really knowledgeable Yoga teachers. I feel like my Yoga has improved so much.  Shout out especially to our Yoga gurus who created such a fun vibe in the classes and it was a lovely ambience to be in. Lastly, the food – every day there was an incredible selection and everything was delicious. You won’t regret staying here!

Hillevi Herrestad

Norway

500 Hrs Teacher Training – India

Although it has been a few months since my training at Vedic Yoga Academy in Rishikesh, the experience is still fresh in my mind. During the month long training, I received only warmth and kindness from my Yoga teachers, the fellow students and staff. I am so grateful to them for sharing the knowledge and opening their hearts to us. Our mornings were filled with lovely Hatha classes, and in the afternoons the challenging and enlightening Vinyasa sessions. I came seeking distance from modern clutter and current lifestyle and got the deepening of Yogic practice in every way, learnt more about Indian culture that anywhere else, and became humble and started appreciating life. I am very happy I made the decision to undergo the 500 hours teacher training program in Rishikesh.

Tomas Surovcik

Slovakia

500 Hrs Teacher Training – India

This is my second visit to Vedic Yoga Academy to undergo 500 Hours Teacher Training and I absolutely love it! They have accommodations to suit all budgets, from dorm style lodging to private rooms with sunset views. Very rustic but super cozy and comfortable. I’ve been for “Yoga holiday” and the Yoga is excellent. I am an experienced Yogi (22 years) with a daily practice and I highly enjoyed the ashtanga, vinyasa, slow flow and meditation classes all included in the teacher training. There were many students of all levels (including first timers) and the teachers were able to guide beginners and advanced students alike. A stroll near River Ganges is a tranquil affair with beautiful water, Himalayan in backdrop and cows to share the view and munch on. Will definitely returns for some retreats.

Gemma Louise Fryer

UK

500 Hrs Teacher Training – India

We arrived at Delhi Airport, tired and jet lagged in the early hours of Sunday morning, but thanks to Vedic Yoga Academy efficient service, a taxi was waiting and within 3 hours, we were at the Yoga school. We are now into our 2nd Intensive week and continue to be impressed by the dedication that the Yoga teachers have to offer. All the staff is courteous and is of friendly manner. Nothing is too much trouble. The meals prepared in the kitchen have been delicious and varied (chapatis and parathas to die for). Classes take place throughout the day and include meditation and pranayama sessions, with teachers who are very experienced and caring. Our Yoga teacher Rahul has a lovely persona and sense of humor; he shares the knowledge with a clear and precise style. We know that Vedic Yoga has everything you need to improve your Yoga practice, your mind and body. Namaste.

Jana Fee

Germany

500 Hrs Teacher Training – Nepal

My heart is still so full of my time at Vedic Yoga Academy. The essence of the place is truly in the name, I felt so at home. I completed my 500 Hour Teacher Training in November and felt truly cared for and loved. You feel at home as you are welcomed with open hearts. All the teachers are immensely knowledgeable, offering their own unique insights into Yoga. I really appreciated how holistic the course was. The course extends to more than simply asanas, encouraging us to see how the yogic philosophy can guide us through our lives. Beyond the training, the facilities provided are perfect – warm and comfortable beds, Wi-Fi, an incredible view overlooking lake and nearby town. The food is incredible, amazing vegetarian meals made with love. I feel so grateful to have been able to spend my time in this beautiful place. I had my soul nourished and gained wisdom worth cherishing so from the bottom of my heart, thank you.

Veronika Bucsuhazyova

Slovakia

500 Hrs Teacher Training – Nepal

It is truly a homely experience with lots of love, gratitude and a safe environment which makes one feel comfortable. I took my 500 hours Teacher Training from Vedic Yoga Academy and I am happy to share that the team is all up to doing their best to arrange your day, including your days outside the Yoga School. Their passion to make everyone happy and satisfied is appreciable. It is certainly the go to place for knowledge, love & laughter. My Teacher Training was outstanding; it’s a Perfect blend of all the amazing Teachers who have spent their lives studying Yoga, Buddhism, Philosophy, History and Meditation as subjects for many years (unlike today’s 200 or 500 hours). They have worked with gurus, done their researches to attain authentic knowledge to share it with the world & embody the practice. What I loved about the 500 hours TT is the last week where our practice was accelerated in such a way that we soon found ourselves on a new level. I left fulfilled with the shared knowledge and wisdom to practice for the rest of my life and willing to come back soon. This is the place to rejuvenate with love, laughter, fun, workout and spiritual knowledge! Highly recommend!

Chloë Adlerstein

UK

200 Hrs Teacher Traning – India

I did the 200 hours Yoga Teacher Training course and loved it! There were so many interesting aspects to it from the meditation and breathing techniques, the theory meaning and origins of Yoga, plus Yoga asanas. The techniques shared were utterly amazing and unique to any i have experienced before. The teachers were all so patient with me as I am pretty tight in my hips and hamstrings due to jogging. this is where my eureka moment comes, from the Yoga, holding the postures for longer in a meditative state, i can really feel the amazing benefit from this of loosening me up and helping me to continue to run ! I am so unbelievably grateful for the whole experience as actually feels this may change my life if I continue to practice regularly. Maybe one day I will be back for a longer course after more practice! Thanks to everyone there.

Daniela Negreda

Brazil

200 Hrs Teacher Traning – India

I Can’t believe it’s been nearly a month already now. Wow! What a great experience. My boyfriend and I both went through the 200 hour teacher trainer program. Rahul is an amazing Yogi. Every morning he guides the Vinyasa class which consists of the students and walk ins. He really knows how to help you perform the poses correctly and always has a great style and approach to match his personality. The theory class during the day is also great and the instructors, who are very well-trained through world renowned Yoga institutes, layout the extensive material easy and thorough. Hatha is in the evening and really helps finish the day off. The entire experience is great and is so relaxing. I fell in love with the authentic Indian vegetarian meals – they were tasty, filling and detoxifying. I miss my time with the instructors. I also have to mention Elli who is awesome. Her knowledge on Yoga is unparallel to anyone. She also is great to talk to about other areas of Yogic life. I wholeheartedly recommend Vedic Yoga Academy. It is so much more than just a Yoga school. You will greatly enjoy your experience!

Nicol Ilenčíková

Czech Republic

200 Hrs Teacher Traning – Nepal

My 200 hours Yoga teacher training at Vedic Yoga Academy has been life changing! I instantly felt comfortable in the higher Himalayas with stunning views from the retreat center. Our teachers were full of knowledge not just about Yoga but also Ayurveda, music, massage, nature etc. They were always willing to answer my many, many questions while making sure to correlate them practically. I really liked how everyone who was doing the course got lots of attention and support. We all got to know each other really well and you really feel cared for as a student. I have heard that in other ashrams there are hundreds of students and you don’t often see the teachers outside of classes. However this is not the case with Vedic Yoga Academy, especially in their Nepal retreat where we have all been living under the same roof. The retreat is having a bit of work done at the moment but this has not bothered me because the rest of the experience has been so enjoyable. Every day the meals have been delicious and we often all get involved and learn lots of nice Indian recipes. We were also taken for a couple of outings to surrounding areas. It was nice to have a change of scene and see some beautiful sights! Pokhara is a small town with lots of places to see and a beautiful lake. I’m glad that the retreat center is not in the town but on a cliff as it meant that I could focus on studying. The teaching standard was excellent and as well as Yoga, I have also learnt lots of other techniques for how to live a healthier and happier life. I feel like a different person now with increased flexibility, willpower and more control over my emotions and eating habits. Overall, I would highly recommend Vedic Yoga Academy if you want a fun, caring and inspiring environment to learn in.

Ina Herrestad

Norway

Meditation Teacher Training

I was among the lucky few who had the fantastic opportunity to participate in this meditation teacher training. It was a truly transformational experience and my first step in becoming a real yogi. The teachers were incredibly supportive and knowledgeable during this journey and I learned more from them than I could express or even grasp at this moment. I would highly recommend this teacher training to anyone interested in deepening their meditation practice or want to learn how to teach others. 
The location of the school is perfect, near the Ganga river and surrounded by nice little cafes and shops where you can buy everything you might need for your stay. I had a spacious room with balcony from which I could witness the most stunning sunsets. I will forever be grateful to Rahul who opened my eyes in his magical guided meditations to other levels of consciousness and perceptions and will always be an inspiration as a teacher. I am sure I will come back soon to this very special place!

Justine Cloutier

Canada

Meditation Teacher Training

It has been some time when I was looking to participate in this training course! I finally made the decision to do it in Nepal as felt that the Himalayas would provide me the peace required to meditate. What drew me to this particular meditation training was the emphasis on Vedic philosophy and knowledge. Some of the things the course gives a good understanding and foundation of are chanting in Sanskrit, preparatory meditation practices to cleanse the body and mind, and ways to keep ourselves inspired through different paths of self-practice. As we learn, we practice, as we increase our knowledge base, we visit sacred places to get a holistic perspective, as we go deeper into our own understanding, we are given more options and tools from the Hindu scriptures (Vedanta, Bhagavad Gita, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, etc.) to delve even more into our own spiritual journey. I feel more confident and re-inspired as a meditation teacher. The teachers and staff are supportive and compassionate. The accommodation is comfortable and the food is delicious. This is a life altering course.

Michaela Hladká

Czech Republic

Meditation Teacher Training

First I would like to extend my gratitude and thank the teachers at the Vedic Yoga Academy. The time spent here has put me on a path that I have been longing to walk upon. The training and practices I have learnt has made the foundation to establish not only my own meditation practices but also given me depth and understanding of the practices I was not aware of. Now I am dedicated to learning and growing in many meditative forms.

Jens Weigel

Germany

Pranayama Teacher Training

I had a wonderful stay at Vedic Yoga Academy. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The rooms were of a good standard with hot water and fan. The food was good. The price of the course was comparable to other courses in the area. The programme was focused and I really enjoyed my classes of pranayama, its philosophy and anatomy. I particularly loved the focus on alignment in the classes and perhaps more focus on individual attention and adjustment. However it is acknowledged that the group who I did my course with had students of different levels of experience. I enjoyed the day trips available to us. The staff was particularly good in response to any feedback from us and responding to any issues in a professional manner. 

Pascale Cohen

France

Yoga Nidra Teacher Training

I attended the Yoga Nidra Teacher training here at Vedic Yoga Academy and was absolutely delighted with the course and my stay. Our room was clean and neat. The vegetarian meals are so tasty and you feel healthier with every bite you take. The course was vary powerful as progressive as in my early days I was finding it hard to balance the consciousness while relaxing the body but in the due course of time I was able to do it (it is still in minutes). The feeling cannot be explained in writing. You need to feel it to understand it!

Kris Hall

Canada

Yoga Nidra Teacher Training

If you are looking for an authentic, small scale, non-commercial, quality ashram Vedic Yoga Academy is the one to go for. I attended the Yoga Nidra teacher training course in Nepal. It was a great experience. The course itself was absolutely very valuable in itself and together with the rural, quite surroundings, the fabulous cooking, the friendly atmosphere it was just the best. Here you find Yoga brought in practice in daily life. Absolutely advisable!

Pascale Cohen

UK

Yoga Retreat

I took the retreat package and really enjoyed it. It’s great for a quiet getaway from the madness of daily life. The meals are fantastic; vegetarian and very healthy. I was a beginner and found the Yoga and meditation at a completely fine level. The people I met were extremely interesting and very pleasant. The staff is very professional and I learnt a lot. Worth exploring around during leisure time – the lake, the temple, monastery and take a short walk uphill to a great viewing point of the city. 

Mei Hs

New Zealand

Yoga Retreat

From the moment I stepped foot inside the Vedic Yoga Academy to attend the Himalayan Yoga Retreat, I knew it was exactly what I had been looking for. A beautiful oasis away from the dust and chaos, the rooms are all big with private bathrooms (which have hot water). The food was vegetarian, traditional and light enough to not feel heavy for your meditation. If you are looking for a fulfilling retreat, this is the place for you. We practiced the more spiritual and classical side of Yoga (the cleansing, chanting, nutrition and meditation).

Elisa Saez

Australia

Pranayama Retreat

I took the Pranayama Retreat in Vedic Yoga Academy and found the teachers thoughtful, compassionate, kind souls who guided us through practice with passion and patience. My questions were always answered from topics ranging from Yoga from the technical aspects to the spiritual ones. We cherish the experience of our yogic journey and grateful to have taken this retreat.

Carla Oyarzun

Chile

Meditation Retreat Nepal

Immediately fell in love with this magical place. The energy is super pure and strong, the meditations are of high quality and well facilitated. The entire area invites you to drop deep into your own being and embracing life in a new clear way. This was really amazing meditation retreat.

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Meditation Retreat Nepal

This is one amazing space to relax, calm down and rejuvenate. Great place to become one with the nature and meditate. I will definitely come back.

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Meditation Retreat India

Great place to spend some quality time. There’s a positive vibe about the place which gives peace and takes you away from the hectic schedule of the daily life. This meditation retreat is for everyone.

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Ayurveda Detox Retreat

If you would like to (or have to) do something for your health, you are in the best of hands here! 
Weekend or even day programs are available; however, one benefits most from 10 days or more.
Wonderful and friendly staff. The doctors are very experienced.

Name

Self Transformation Retreat

I just returned from 10 days at Vedic Yoga Academy where I did the self-transformation retreat in Nepal. It was AMAZING – by far one of the best decisions and experiences of my life. I was a little nervous about going because I had never done a retreat like this before, but I am glad that I did it. I wish everyone could experience a healing retreat like this! They are so thoughtful and loving and went above and beyond to make our stay the best experience possible. 

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Self Transformation Retreat

I did this self transformation retreat at Vedic Yoga to get some quiet time to rest, be in nature and to focus on healing my mind, body and spirit. During the 10 days I literally felt my body becoming healthier and stronger, my vitality coming back and my emotions stabilizing, and I was able to access my inner resources for healing in a deep and profound way. I am going to recommend this to everyone I know.

Name

Silence Retreat

I did the silence retreat in Nepal at Vedic Yoga Academy and was very happy to do it. I was welcomed by smiles and beautiful people. I decided to be completely silent for the whole time except for the orientation part upon arrival. My room was perfect. I chose the single room with private bathroom.  The Meditation teachers were great and also the yoga Nidra. There’s lots to do to keep you in the zen mood. There are many interesting activities if you wish to participate in them. Or just read, Sleep, Relax. I will be back. What a great way to start my resolutions to find the higher purpose.

Monika Jak

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

I did 200h Yoga Teacher Training in Nepal in October. It was very spontaneous decision but four weeks of intense practice everyday from sunrise to sunset, surrounded by beautiful and peaceful nature turned out as great choice. Rahul and Eli were amazing teachers who showed me real nature of yoga, not as only physical practice. They took me to amazing world of spirituality. I am amazed by their personality and unbelievable knowledge. It was big pleasure learn from Rahul and Eli and I can tell that yoga is the way of living for them. I am very grateful they have shared their knowledge with me. Thank you a lot and I hope see you again soon

Sandeep panday

Yoga Teacher Training

It was such a amazing chance to teach with all traditional yoga teacher. All the teachers has traditional learning and teaching experience in yoga ashrams and Thier own deep practice.

Yoga Training Details

Daily Schedule

24 days of Yoga training
Hilltop location
Daily meditation classes
Local excursions
Personal guidance
Teaching experience
3 vegetarian meals per day
Daily Schedule
06:00-07:30am
Hath Yoga Asana
07:45 – 8:45 am
Pranayama
(Breathing practices)
09:00 – 10:00 am
Breakfast
10:30 – 11:30 am
Philosophy
11:45 – 01:00 pm
Yoga Anatomy
and Methodology
01:00 – 02:00 pm
Lunch
04:15 – 05:45 pm
Vinyasa Yoga
06:00 – 07:00 pm
Meditation,
Mantra Chanting,
Yoga Nidra
07:00 – 08:00 pm
Dinner

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