Our Client’s Expression
"I picked Himalayan Yog Ashram because they are totally different, they are not part of usual yoga circus which you see so much in Rishikesh, the sincerity of original yoga is kept in its real form at the Himalayan Yog Ashram"
"I did the 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh by Himalayan Yoga Ashram and finally spent 5 weeks in this amazing place. My aim was not to have the certificate. I was looking for an Ashram where I have the chance to learn more about the real yogic path and where I find space to contemplate myself. That's exactly what was offered to me. My whole stay has been a deep, inspiring, sometimes challenging, and very beautiful experience."
“They take care of each individual that arrives in the ashram, they really hold space for you to cultivate yourself to give freedom to your feelings and to understand them. The guidance that they give you, it just offers a place of safety and I think for myself up until now in Yoga Teacher Training Course I have never felt so safe within myself as that I felt within the ashram with the guidance of Yogi Ram and the other teachers. I recommend this place to everyone that I meet that is interested in yoga but also in themselves.”
“I originally planned to go for 2 weeks, I was living a stressful corporate job in London and moving to a whole new life in Sydney Australia and I needed a break, I needed to reset my nervous system, I needed to remove the stress that had been built up in my body and that was exactly what I received when I attended the ashram. The Yoga and meditation retreats was just next level, so spiritual, so pure. I learned how to meditate when I was at the ashram, the food was some of the best Indian food you will ever taste and the treatments at the ashram are second to none. I left the ashram with completely different women and it was one of biggest self-transformation”.
I came here not long after pandemic travel restrictions started to lift. I had put aside yoga practice for a while during that time. My gym had closed and in person practice wasn’t available. After using the web to search on Yoga Ashrams in Rishikesh, I settled on this one because I did not want dormitory/youth hostel style or anything that felt too large and commercial/institutional. Since spending time in Rishikesh and Tapovan, where a cottage industry in yoga training seems to have built up, I now know I chose the right place.
Himalayan Yog Ashram is as authentic, serious, and rich in educational programing as anything I wished for. It exceeded my expectations. Starting the morning with Kapel’s Pranayama class was a blissful experience. I have never experienced a class quite like this one that seemed to open up my ability to breathe and appreciate the day.
Teju’s asana classes had just the right amount of pressure to deepen one’s level, and his methodology and therapy classes explored each asana individually as the yogi masters intended. He also taught a lot about Aryuveda Healing therapies and principles while I was there.
And then there is Yogi Ram, whose dreamy and wizened voice will lead you to understand and explore yoga philosophy and yourself with Yoga Nidra. Although he projects complete authority, he is also very warm and has a subtle sense of humor that will make you smile.
Other than the awesome yoga instruction, the food was also tasty and wholesome. They offer amazing massage therapy and other practical services like laundry and airport transfers. They use filtered water and the classes were 50/50 local and westerner when I was there. This is to say, Himalayan Yog Ashram isn’t an ashram simply built for tourists. It is available to and benefits westerners and Indian nationals alike. I felt very safe here as a solo female traveler.
I really loved the program. They are a very kind and sincere team who run Himalayan Yog Ashram. I don’t know how much longer truly authentic experiences such as this will continue to exist will all the little pop-up yoga places in the area, but one will be lucky, or perhaps drawn, to experience it as well.
"My friend and I traveled to India for the first time from the United States. We weren't sure what to expect and wanted an authentic ashram experience."
"Exactly the disciplined retreat I was seeking in a wonderfully simple Ashram, which felt both intimate and spacious, allowing me to focus on my 'work' in peace and functional silence."