Himalayan Yoga Academy is one of the leading yoga schools in Rishikesh, India

Himalayan Yoga Academy is one of the most progressive schools in Rishikesh.

The name of our school, Academy, corresponds to our name mission: to create an educational establishment, where seekers would learn all aspects of yoga, both theoretically and practically. For this, we have created a board of our staff teachers which no other school in Rishikesh can boast of. We have gathered teachers who are professionals in their field of yoga, so that our students could learn different practices and styles from the first hands.

We're not guru centered school, that means there is no one man teaching all aspects of yoga. At the same time, we preserve the model of an institution where guru-sadhaka mode of teaching/learning is practiced.

However, Academy means variety of subjects, with every subject being taught by a teacher who has researched and practiced this very subject for many years.

Our main goal is to create experience, to facilitate our students in applying knowledge in their practice and get real insights about the goals of yoga and nature of reality. For this, we have both strong theoretical approach (gaining the knowledge) and very sold practical part (applying the knowledge in students' own practice). With such approach we're nurturing yoga teachers of new generation: open-minded, creative and brave, but with very solid understanding, both intellectual and practical, of what they are teaching.

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Reviews by graduates

It has been a long five week course from 06:00-19:00 mon-sat, day in and day out with not much sleep in between. We all came here thinking we had an idea of what yoga was and quickly discovered we literally knew nothing. But that seed of nothing has now become an internal blossom slowly working its way to the surface- preparing its beauty for the world outside.

The growth and transformation that has occurred here will continue to shape our lives from this day on. The awareness that has been cultivated inside will continue to shine light on the darkest times and keep afloat the pursuit of happiness.

To the friends I made here, may you all go out into the world with new flames inside, sharing the wealth of knowledge we took from HYA.

A big shout out to Saul my Roomie- for putting up with my idiosyncrasies, for sharing the struggles and stresses of YogaTeacherTraining, for being a brother from another mother It would not have been the same without you brother!

Congratulations to all completing the course!!

We can now return to the lives we left and bring new joy to the people who we share this time with.

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