Yoga Vini
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Yoga Vini is a certified yoga and Ayurveda school in Rishikesh, India, offering RYT 200 Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Courses. We're aiming to encourage more and more people to seek peace and happiness within themselves rather than in the external world, and providing the ancient tools of yoga and Ayurveda as was discovered by Indian sages more than 5000 years ago. Our insightful and unique program is based on our belief in the importance of the spine; how it connects our outer and innermost being, and making the ancient tools of asana, pranayama and meditation more connected and easier to understand.
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  • Kestley s
    1 contribution
    A Deep Dive Into the Heart of Yoga
    I took the 200 hr Yoga TTC course in April and it was hands down one of the greatest gifts I could have given to myself. The location is so peaceful and beautiful, the food is delicious and pure, and the teachings go deep into yogic philosophy, lifestyle, and practice. Vini is a true Yogi, who lives what he teaches, and has deep knowledge to share with his students. The way he connects everything was very helpful for me to better understand myself and life. I am so grateful to him, Tina, and the rest of the team that made this experience worth while, and could not recommend this course enough! If you want to learn true Hatha yoga and even dive into it's connection to Ayurveda, this is the place. Truly a way back to life.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 4 May 2023
  • Mark M
    1 contribution
    OM-ing with Vini and Tina
    I stumbled on this rather undercover Yoga school by recommendation. It is really a powerful month spent with one of the most efficient approaches to Hathayoga ever! You will simply fall easily into almost all the Asanas when you do all the preparational and strengthening exercises! Food, lodging also fantastic with a great spiritual atmosphere innthe (Rishikesh) ashram! Also very great spontaneous passionate lectures loved them! Try it, it will change your perspective on Yoga!
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 August 2023
  • Ryungna B
    1 contribution
    A TURNING POINT OF MY LIFE
    What I have learned at yoga VINI is immeasurable. If someone is wondering which yoga school to take, I really recommend Yoga Vini. At first, I joined a different yoga school in Rishkesh, but I felt the school was too business-like and I could not learn the essence of yoga there. Although there was no refund, I did not want to waste my time rather than money, and I decided to change to yoga vini and consulted with Tina(Tina, thank you very very much!). So I was able to take TTC at yoga Vini. I am very happy that I chose yogavini. In the yoga Vini ashram, there were a lot of birds, monkeys and other wild animals living together. It was a very precious time for me to practice facing myself while listening to the sounds of wild animals. Also I am so happy that I was able to gaze at the great realization that "I already have it all", and "I am already full"! I never thought I would have such a wonderful time before I joined there. I fell my greatest respect and appreciation to Tina and Vini and everyone I met at the ashram. thank you. Namaste.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 13 August 2023
  • Elizabeth S
    2 contributions
    Authentic yoga course and sattvic life
    This was the course I was looking for. Authentic teaching of yoga and Ayurveda with experienced and pure teacher. The teaching and ashram life are so well structured and organized. So much knowledge presented in very simple way, easy to follow and easy to relate through your life experience. The food was sooo good and healthy. My digestion improved so much. My skin is glowing, puffiness is gone. I loved asana classes and morning breathing class. Instructions and explanations are so easy to understand and apply. It was so natural for me to concentrate and feel my breath. I improved my breathing so much. Yogi Vini lectures are so special! So eye opening. I loved it. And couldn’t recommend Yoga Vini course more. It is not just a course it is a lifestyle. I will definitely come back for 300h TTC. Thank you Yoga Vini team and Yogi Vini for amazing 28 days 🌺
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 29 September 2023
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Elizabeth S
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Sept 2023 • Solo
This was the course I was looking for. Authentic teaching of yoga and Ayurveda with experienced and pure teacher. The teaching and ashram life are so well structured and organized. So much knowledge presented in very simple way, easy to follow and easy to relate through your life experience. The food was sooo good and healthy. My digestion improved so much. My skin is glowing, puffiness is gone.
I loved asana classes and morning breathing class. Instructions and explanations are so easy to understand and apply. It was so natural for me to concentrate and feel my breath. I improved my breathing so much.
Yogi Vini lectures are so special!
So eye opening.
I loved it. And couldn’t recommend Yoga Vini course more. It is not just a course it is a lifestyle.
I will definitely come back for 300h TTC.

Thank you Yoga Vini team and Yogi Vini for amazing 28 days 🌺
Written 29 September 2023
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Ryungna B
1 contribution
Apr 2023 • Solo
What I have learned at yoga VINI is immeasurable.
If someone is wondering which yoga school to take, I really recommend Yoga Vini.

At first, I joined a different yoga school in Rishkesh, but I felt the school was too business-like and I could not learn the essence of yoga there. Although there was no refund, I did not want to waste my time rather than money, and I decided to change to yoga vini and consulted with Tina(Tina, thank you very very much!). So I was able to take TTC at yoga Vini. I am very happy that I chose yogavini.

In the yoga Vini ashram, there were a lot of birds, monkeys and other wild animals living together. It was a very precious time for me to practice facing myself while listening to the sounds of wild animals. Also I am so happy that I was able to gaze at the great realization that "I already have it all", and "I am already full"!

I never thought I would have such a wonderful time before I joined there.
I fell my greatest respect and appreciation to Tina and Vini and everyone I met at the ashram.
thank you. Namaste.
Written 13 August 2023
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Mark M
1 contribution
Apr 2023 • Couples
I stumbled on this rather undercover Yoga school by recommendation. It is really a powerful month spent with one of the most efficient approaches to Hathayoga ever! You will simply fall easily into almost all the Asanas when you do all the preparational and strengthening exercises! Food, lodging also fantastic with a great spiritual atmosphere innthe (Rishikesh) ashram! Also very great spontaneous passionate lectures loved them!
Try it, it will change your perspective on Yoga!
Written 5 August 2023
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Arisa
11 contributions
Apr 2023 • Solo
Before I joined TTC, I didn’t feel relaxed enough in daily life.
During TTC, didn’t have to think about anything except for facing myself because of a well-ordered life.
Thanks to that, I realized my own will from the bottom of my heart and happiness that I already have.

Teacher Vini put effort into what we eat so we could eat so delicious vegan foods and I could experience body and mind changes.

Thanks a lot to teacher Vini and Tina for their love for us.
Written 10 June 2023
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Lucy M
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Apr 2023 • Solo
I have just returned from Yoga Vini Ashram in Rishikesh having taken part in the 200hr teacher training program. I was nervous before attending the course and was having doubts if I should still go. I’m so glad I did! It tested me mentally and physically more than I could have imagined but it was all worth it! Vini the teacher is fantastic, he really knows his stuff and is a remarkable teacher ( he’s also really funny and very kind natured, always happy to chat with you and answer any questions you have about life. The experience has made me a better person and has given me knowledge to go through life stronger . I now feel mentally balanced, able to be tackle the rat race back home in the UK. The ashram is stunning full of nature and the ayruvedic food never gets boring it’s delicious and always fresh! If you’re undecided, I definitely suggest just going for it, it will change your life! Hatha yoga at it best with a teacher who really takes the time to care and share his wisdom. Thank you Vini and thank you Tina for all you did to help us :)
Written 9 May 2023
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Kestley s
1 contribution
Apr 2023
I took the 200 hr Yoga TTC course in April and it was hands down one of the greatest gifts I could have given to myself. The location is so peaceful and beautiful, the food is delicious and pure, and the teachings go deep into yogic philosophy, lifestyle, and practice. Vini is a true Yogi, who lives what he teaches, and has deep knowledge to share with his students. The way he connects everything was very helpful for me to better understand myself and life. I am so grateful to him, Tina, and the rest of the team that made this experience worth while, and could not recommend this course enough! If you want to learn true Hatha yoga and even dive into it's connection to Ayurveda, this is the place. Truly a way back to life.
Written 4 May 2023
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Catarina Pereira
Lisbon, Portugal6 contributions
Sept 2022 • Solo
The experience we should all have at least once in our lives .
I feel a huge urge to share how stunning I feel after this immersion of taking care of myself and also the other.
I came looking to be with myself and to know myself better but I discovered that taking care of myself and having respect for my body and for what it tries to tell me many times but I couldn't hear because of the hustle and bustle that is my life and mind.
Thanks a lot to teacher Vini for all his love for yoga and for sharing everything with us in such an easy to trust way. Thanks to Mitra for dedicating his time and joy to help, to my dear Riluu who is a hurricane with so much energy and has a big heart, to Kiki for being attentive to everyone, to Ashish for being so approachable and enjoying sharing conversations, to Shuban for doing the most amazing backstage work ever and to the cooks for allowing me to have the best and most suitable food during all these days.
But a special thank you to the whole group that shared this experience with me, you are all very special and proof that Language doesn't matter Love is universal. I will keep you forever in my heart.
thank you.
Written 8 October 2022
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mccka000
Christchurch, New Zealand13 contributions
Sept 2020 • Solo
I completed my 200hr certification a year ago now. I wanted to leave it for some time before I gave a review as I thought I could give more and make it more meaningful. I can confidently say that this is absolutely worth your time, whether completely new or an experienced yogi. Vini goes into great detail about the impacts of yoga on the body and mind, and also the philosophy. What I learned has changed my daily habits (right down to how I walk) and impacts my movement positively in all movements that I do, including other forms of exercise.
The location of the school is just lovely. Such a nice wee town on the river.
The food provided by the school is great, the accomodation is really nice and the instructors are also great.
Yoga Vini provides you with the full experience, this is so much more than just the asana.
Written 29 September 2020
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Lovro Maj
New Delhi, India2 contributions
Mar 2020 • Solo
Hey
I was doing ttc in yoga vini school this march and i must say that im very greatful to came to this school.
My friend recomended me and she was right.This is the place you wont to go if you wont to learn about real yoga. Vini is just amaizing guru that teaches with heart. The rest of the crue is allsaw amaizing(Babaji, Tina..), the place was clean and nice and food was wery good healthy and fresh. I didnt miss for nothing.
I hope i do this cours again.

Namaste🙌
Written 3 April 2020
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Yogalife123
2 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
I will start review with a confection. Before coming to Yoga Vini I saw myself as an experienced yoga practitioner. After all I was practicing every day for about 7 years. I was sooo wrong. It is painful to realize that all this years your practice was going into wrong direction. Never ever I was told not to bring movement habits on to the mat. I didn’t even know we can have spine habits. I never heard any yoga teacher talking about the importance of pelvis tilt in the practice before.
Long story short... I’m very happy I chose Yoga Vini for my course. So much knowledge I got from the whole team and Yogi Vini. This course took my practice to another level.
Highly recommend to everyone. The knowledge you will get here is beyond the mind.
Yoga Vini wishing you all the best 🍀❤️
Written 3 April 2020
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