What our students say
Words from our happy students
"Well, I have been practicing and teaching yoga worldwide for a decade now. Yoga Vidya Mandiram school is a wonderful and amazing guide for the yoga students. I met Sudhirji 10 years back at Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama, when he was learning yoga from Swami Rama's disciple, Swami Vedaji. The teachers at his yoga school are experienced and knowledgeable. The classes are safe and full of valuable information. I love the variety of classes offered. I appreciate the lessons in yoga anatomy and physiology which taught me to bring balance in my personality. I wish to come back to this beautifully natural place and advance my practices with Sudhirji. Love & Blesssings!"
"I participated in the yoga course with Acharya Sudhirji. His way of offering his yoga experience was very friendly and effective. I had been practicing yoga asanas for last 7 years, but his guidance in establishing a posture was truly useful. I have incorporated the effective sitting posture in my meditation, and now I can sit with more ease and for longer duration. Heartfelt gratitude to Sudhirji. With thanks and pranamas!"
"My experience at Yoga Vidya Mandiram Yoga TTC school in Rishikesh was fantastic. It was so rewarding and a true source of energy. Yoga teachers, Sudhir and others are men of integrity. They are such a warm persons with whom I got a real connection. I felt one hundred percent safe at the center, both in the personal context and during yoga. The energy of the group gave the retreat an unexpected sense of purpose with our mutual journeys. There are few temptations in the surroundings."
"I come from a near city called Dehradun, the capital of Uttarakhand, India. I was always very much passionate to learn yoga and its practices. My passion was culminated at Yoga Vidya Mandiram. " "I finished my 200hours RYS in last December at Yoga Vidya Mandiram. The Center offers Yoga Alliance certification. I am looking forward to do my 500hours RYS Yoga Alliance soon from here. " "At the center room was nice, clean and spacious. Here you can have a nice view of the Ganges over the Himalayan mountains. Many nice cafes nearby, where you can great vegan and organic food, life music and good wifi. The food was simple but taste-full and nourishing. " "The course itself was very good with experienced and very gentle teachers, a good program and a clear syllabus and books. I loved the daily philosophy lessons and our meditation class in the morning. These were outstanding because of the teachers, Swami Atma, Omkarananda and Sudhirji and other accompanies. " "All in all I am really happy I experienced this intense course, inclusive all difficult moments of continuous sore muscles and fatigue. Thank you, guys."
"OMG! What an amazing journey. I always planed for external spaces for mind peace until I came to this mesmerizing yoga center and the center teachers; all wonderful people. I couldn't believe that there could be so much interesting learning of life. The one month intensive yoga teacher training is just a perfect beginning to the people wishing to acquire base knowledge of yoga and life-style. I highly recommend Yoga Vidya Mandiram for such an experience in Rishikesh."
"I was among the lucky few who had the fantastic opportunity to participate in this December yoga 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 not only see the river, but also the most stunning sunsets." "I will forever be grateful to Sudhirji and his respected best teachers in Rishikesh who opened my eyes in their magical guidance to other levels of consciousness and perceptions and they will always be an inspiration as a teacher. I am sure I will come back soon to this very special place!"
"It is indeed the best yoga training school in India. I completed my 200hrs teacher training course from this center. The facilities it provides are truly great and modern. As far as food is concerned it was nutritious and healthy. Whenever I wanted to have some different diet the Institution was very kind to me to facilitate. I am grateful for this help." "The center has the best teachers of Rishikesh. They are really good, and passionate about serving their students. Several times I was facing an issue of not grasping the subject or a practice they were always ready to help me. Thank you the wonderful help, my teachers. " "They arrange nice trips at Sundays and their welcome and graduation ceremonies are just amazing, I will never forget that. All in all it was a really authentic, intense, alternative and beautiful experience in beautiful the holy city Rishikesh."
"Thank you Sudhirji, for your humble presence and nice words. " "The Hatha yoga class were really special to me and also to my friend Anita. We really enjoyed the quietness and environment of your yoga studio. It really meant a lot to me, also your nice gift (the book of swami Sivananda). After my yoga course I went to the Sivananda ashram to see the ashram. That was also beautiful and peaceful." "Unfortunately our trip to India has come to an end. Last Sunday we arrived back in the Netherlands. But the experiences of my learning in India, the people, the colors, it is al in my memory. I will never forget. " "Thank you again for the yoga lessons and everything. " "Wish you all the best!"
"In my yoga learning experiences Yoga Vidya Mandiram in Rishikesh was an excellent exposure. I would love to rate this yoga teacher training 10 upon 10. " "I am thankful to my loving Sudhirji (Center Director), and other wonderful faculties of the school for giving me the best way of living life. I am planning soon to come back to learn with my second family in Rishikesh." "May God give all good fortunes!"
"I had been to many yoga schools before I visited Yoga Vidya Mandiram center. First I attended dropping classes, but after few classes I got interested deeply and I decided to spend rest of my time there. I still feel fresh when I remind myself of the excellent learning at the center." "The classes were very informative and pertinent to understanding yoga with full of loving care. This course opened my eyes and made my mind more clear and vibrant. During the training I hardly was missing my home. I liked all yoga sessions in spite of a little dry cold weather in February in India. Thank You!"
"I feel fortunate to have come across Yoga Vidya Mandiram to study and practice yoga with the excellent teachers of Rishikesh. I did my 200hrs yoga alliance certification." "I would say Yoga Vidya Mandiram is simply an excellent space for practicing and guidance of yoga course. The whole teaching and the teachers were far beyond my expectation. I wish to come back soon here." "Thank you my loving teachers!"
"WOW… I had a wonderful journey of a beautiful experience at Yoga Vidya Mandiram, Yoga School. The training gave a full length exposure of Hatha and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga in integration with pranayama and breathing exercises. Yoga Philosophy along with teaching of holistic life style lead me through trance. The place is located at the bank of River Ganges which nourishes everyone's soul at all times. In nut shell, five star to the course and the place. Thank You!"
"Excellent yoga school in Rishikesh, India. I found it way surpassed any expectations. Thank Sudhir Agasti, center director, to lead me through an amazing exposure of yogic life. It really made my life transformed and I felt the teaching the best at Yoga Vidya Mandiram, yoga school. I highly recommend this intensive course to anyone serious about becoming a better teacher/person!"
"Yoga Vidya Mandiram School has been a truly incredible experience. I learnt so much than I expected. I lived there for my intensive learning where I got in depth insight and understanding of universal yogic principles. The teachers here are very knowledgeable and experienced. Each one of them is a genuine authority in their expertise. The accommodation here is very clean, nice and comfortable. And the food is delicious, nutritious, and made with lots of love. Therefore I highly recommend Yoga Vidya Mandiram for your yogic exposure."
"I absolutely adore Yoga Vidya Mandiram and looking forward to coming back again and again. There are lots of yoga institutions in Rishikesh which have their own unique quality and specialties. What you will find here is an increadibly sweet and warm atmosphere that is completely authentic and nurturing. Thanks to the Director, Sudhir Ji. This is not a factory style churn-out of yoga training program like so many other places in Rishikesh. This is where you will find the individualized attention you are looking for in order to move your practice forward. SudhirJi's aim is to promote real yogic values in an authentic with their scientific verification. So I warmly recommend Yoga Vidya Mandiram School for your first step towards the self-awareness. "
"If you are searching for a real depth and a profound guidance in your inner path of self-realization then seek instructions from Acharya Sudhir Ji and his highly experienced and accomplished teachers of yoga and meditation. I had truly an amazing experience of the intensive yoga training at Yoga Vidya Mandiram School. I loved the food that is prepared by the people practicing Seva, services in love. The school is a vibrant place for exploring the inner journey of self-realization. Lovely blessings to the all the team at the School for teaching me the best lessons and learning of life. Namaste & Hari Om!"
"It was a life changing experience with the teachers, especially Sudhirji, who was humble and kind for me to devote now and then an extra time to support in my yoga learning. I have learnt how to manage myself. This well presented program should open up new dimensions self-realization. Not only for beginners, but for all those under stress and tension, this course would be a boon. Personally I have found a new vision into our ancient wisdom through this program and have learnt how to manage myself in circumstances of stress. Blessings!"
"I was among the lucky few who had the fantastic opportunity to participate in this March yoga 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 not only see the river, but also the most stunning sunsets." "I will forever be grateful to Sudhirji 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!"
"Yoga Vidya Mandiram is a great introduction to yoga in Rishikesh, India. I could not have a better exposure to yoga than this school. The teaching I have received from Acharya Sudhirji changed my life. I had met some very amazing yoga practitioners, guides, and instructors at the center during my training of yoga with teaching faculties. All the guides and teachers were passionate and well-educated in their related fields. I am grateful for the experience I had during the training at the center and the wonderful opportunity to have learned such important personal guidance and scientific methods of finding internal balance."
"This was an amazing experience to have met Acharya Sudhir Agastiji. He is a teacher of his personal revelation. While teaching his students, he conveyed directly from his experiences. After having such unconditional flow of knowledge, he shared his teachings in a friendly manner. Therefore, his aspirations find him their dear friends."