I have just finished my 200 hr YTT at Rishikesh Yog Dham, and am already dreaming about going back. I would recommend this school to anyone! Every aspect, from the instruction to the accommodations, was perfect. This program is for everyone; whether you are a beginner or advanced practitioner, if you plan to teach or not. The journey was peaceful, inspirational, and calming. You will come away more balanced, and with a stronger passion for life. I cannot say enough good things about my experience, and highly suggest you book your spot at Rishikesh Yog Dham immediately!The instructors are always ensuring the comfort and safety of the students. The class size is small, so everyone is given more than enough attention. The teaching is tailored to each student; pushing you more when needed, and easing up when necessary. The asana instructors are knowledgeable and experienced. They not only show you the proper body positioning, but also explain the pose’s benefits. You will learn everything from basic joint movements to more advanced postures, and will come away with a well rounded arsenal of teachable poses. The teachers know exactly what the students need, and are great at assessing any difficulties in your personal practice. They are friendly, and approachable. You will look forward to seeing their faces everyday, and will miss them when you’re gone!This program focuses not only on asanas and anatomy, but also philosophy, mediation, and pranayama. You will learn about the foundation of yoga, and will gain a deep insight into the practice. You will learn about the body, but also about traditional Indian arurvedic methods. You will come away with a love for mediation, and will carry that into your life when you return home. The anatomy, philosophy, mediation, and pranayama instructors are superb! They really know what they are talking about, and they love what they do. Rishikesh Yog Dham is not a business. To the staff it is a passion to pass their love and knowledge onto their students. You cannot find a better teaching team anywhere!The guys running the program are the sweetest and most caring, going above and beyond any expectations you have. The food is always delicious, and is different everyday. The curries use fresh seasonal vegetables, and the peanut rice is to die for! Every meal is the best meal ever. After eating all over India, I can safely say this is the best Indian food. They are extremely accommodating, and want to make you as comfortable as possible. The rooms are very clean, and you have your own personal bathroom. I have high expectations for my living standards, and they did not disappoint. Again they are extremely accommodating, and will do everything they can to make sure that you have an enjoyable stay. The boys will help you get situated in India, getting you towels, medication, and anything else you may need!
You will get to know the amazing staff outside of the classes, on the extra special events they plan. The staff go above and beyond to give you a real taste of India. On one of our days off, a trip to a temple in the mountains was arranged. It was an amazing day where we all formed memories we would never forget. One evening a traditional Indian musician came in, and we danced for hours. The graduation ceremony is beautiful, and the perfect end to your adventure. You will not want to leave after your four weeks are up! Rishikesh Yog Dham will become your home.
Signing up for this experience was the best decision I have ever made. It was such a transformational journey which has changed my life for the better. I am stronger both physically and emotionally, and have such a positive outlook on life. I cannot recommend this school enough! If you have any questions, or hesitations please feel free to contact me at email@example.com.