Kaivalya Yoga School offers fully residential, high quality yoga teacher training and retreat programs in the heart of Rishikesh. The teacher training program is designed for students who wish to deepen their practice and learn the ancient yoga traditions in a beautiful, spiritual setting.
Our philosophy sets us apart from other yoga schools in Rishikesh. With so many schools to pick from, why should you choose Kaivalya Yoga?
We put the utmost importance on providing a quality teacher training experience for our students. Our goal is to make you a competent yoga teacher by giving you an understanding of all aspects of the ancient yoga traditions. You’ll learn the ancient techniques to purify and detoxify your body, understand your dietary needs with our individual Ayurvedic nutrition consultations, and adhere to a yoga lifestyle by following the rhythms of nature and waking up to start the day with 6am sun salutations. With this solid basis in yoga tradition, your body and mind will be better prepared for our rigorous daily practice of asanas (Hatha postures), Pranayamas (breathing techniques to control and calm your mind), and meditation.
One of our principles is to continue the uninterrupted flow of thousands of years of Yoga traditions. In our teaching, we strongly abide by the classical vision of yoga clearly described in the great works on yoga: the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, and old scriptures of Hatha yoga – Gheranda Samhita, Shiv Samhita and Hatha Yoga Pradipika. Our deep commitment towards the great works of the past does not contradict with the modern approach to yoga. On the contrary, we highly honor modern authors, researchers, scholars, and masters like H.H.Swami Sivananda Saraswati and H.H.Swami Satyananda Saraswati who continue to further the understanding of traditional Hatha yoga. We even encourage our students to be creative in their practice of yoga as long as the correct understandings of its genuine goals are preserved.
It is well known that Rishikesh (India) holds the title of the world’s yoga capital, and rightfully so. According to old scriptures, Rishikesh is the place to attain higher states of mind through Yoga. The home of many ancient and world renowned ashrams like Maharishi yoga ashram and Sivananda ashram, is none other than Rishikesh. Kaivalya Yoga School Rishikesh is situated at the foothills of the Himalayas, with the Holy river Ganga flowing alongside sandy beaches, mystic waterfalls, ashrams, and Ganga aarti (fire ceremonies). Rishikesh is a serene and peaceful place. It is the perfect place to learn yoga and a place that many people will fall in love with.
Kaivalya Yoga is perhaps the only yoga school in Rishikesh, India to have so many diverse and highly-educated yoga teachers. Our teachers come from a variety of schools and ashrams like Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga, Divine Life Society, Bihar School of Yoga, Yog Niketan Ashram, Anand Prakash Ashram, the Association for Yoga and Meditation, and Rishikesh Yog Peeth.
Through their experiences of living, studying, and working in these ashrams, they gained yoga knowledge directly from the best yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda teachers in India.
When you visit Kaivalya Yoga for a 200 hour yoga teacher course or yoga retreat, you will have a specialized teacher for each subject. Subjects like Ayurveda, Hatha alignment and adjustments, Pranayama and Meditation, Bhagavad Gita philosophy, and mantra chanting are all taught by the respective experts of their field.
Our past students have praised Kaivalya Yoga highly for the quality of our teachers. While most yoga schools in Rishikesh offer classes with only one or two head teachers, we set ourselves apart with our diverse and highly qualified teaching staff. Not only does this keep students fully engaged in the coursework, it also helps future yoga teachers start to discover their own unique method of teaching.
We believe in quality above all else. Students should have a comfortable, luxurious, and all-inclusive stay during their time in India. Our course placements are limited to ensure that Kaivalya Yoga can provide fully for each student, via:
Kaivalya Yoga focuses on quality and comfort to ensure our students are relaxed and worry-free throughout the duration of their yoga training.
Whether you are taking our 200 Hour Yoga Alliance International certified course or relaxing on our Himalayan yoga retreat, the number of students in your course will be small.
Limited placements ensure that each student gets the individual attention he or she deserves. It is easier to ask questions, learn the correct alignments, and interact with our expert yoga teaching staff in a small group. Small groups also create a healthy environment for student bonding during classes and weekend excursions.
We are the only teacher training school in Rishikesh to combine Ayurveda with yoga. We believe that without the correct understanding of your own body and its constitution, you simply cannot derive the best benefits of yoga. Therefore, we provide personalized Ayurveda consultations and dietary suggestions for each student in our teacher training course. These consultations will help you better understand your own body and let you achieve good health forever with the dual benefits of yoga and Ayurveda.Learn More
We also provide healthy, clean, and delicious sattvic food during all courses and retreats.
At Kaivalya Yoga, we strongly believe that yoga is not just theoretical knowledge, but rather practical wisdom. Everything we teach in our classes is shared in a simple manner that you can easily apply to your day to day life. Instead of simply lecturing, our teachers demonstrate how you can use yoga knowledge practically. You’ll have practice sessions every day in the presence of the teachers, so that all movements, alignments and other difficulties can be corrected immediately.