Akshi Yogashala

Akshi Yogashala, Rishikesh: Hours, Address, Akshi Yogashala Reviews: 5/5

Akshi Yogashala
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6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Akshi YogaShala (Yoga Teacher Training) Yoga alliance, USA certified 100 hour, 200 hour, 300 hour, 500 hour Ashtanga, Hatha Yoga TTC in Rishikesh India for beginner & advance & become certified yoga professional. Akshi Yogashala also provides best yoga & Ayurveda retreats in Rishikesh, Kerala India and Nepal.
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Shivani Rawat
2 contributions
Best yoga school
Mar 2021 • Friends
yoga school
highly recommend this school. I had the most amazing experience with them while doing course in Rishikesh. Teachers are very professional and
Accommodation is so good. I improved my yoga practice nd gained more confidence on my teaching. They motivated me and helped me. They taught me the benefits of yoga and how the alignments and regular practice have to be. If you are keen to learn, good energy , friendly environment to relax and work hard on developing yourself, then this school good is for you.
Written 29 May 2021
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Pratiksha Shekhawat
New Delhi, India4 contributions
Once in a lifetime
Mar 2021 • Solo
I was in Akshi yogshala for my 200 hrs yttc program in March. I feel this was one of the best decision I have taken in my life. I am glad I chose to be here. We were lucky enough to be taught by the best teachers in Rishikesh. I feel this one month has not only brought changes in my physical health but I feel a different person mentally aswell. This place has made me aware even on spiritual level. People who are living here are angels in disguise, they takecare of you like family. They will be there for you 24*7 despite of the timings. We were served with amazing food all the time, Infact the food was the star point during the whole stay. People here are so warm. I miss you Vivek sir, Karamjit sir, dadi, maya mam, baby vedarth, dharam bhaiya and last but not the least Mukesh Sir. Miss you all. I am waiting for them to begin 300 hrs as I cannot think of any other place now.
Akshi stays in my heart now🌻❤️
Thankyou for everything! So grateful!
Written 2 April 2021
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Юлия Ш
The Hague, The Netherlands3 contributions
With great thankful to Akahi Yogashala school
Dec 2019 • Solo
Namaste! I passed a 200 hour course at Akshi Yogashala.
It was my first experience in yoga. Before that I practiced at home on my own. I really needed to get knowledge from real yoga teachers. Teachers who carried all knowledge through their own experience. And I’ve got it!
It was an unforgettable month. Yoga at 5 in the morning, pranayama, philosophy, anatomy, mantra. Yes, at first it was hard, to wake up early, attend all classes, eat on schedule. I was suffered and whined. But now I'm so grateful for the discipline that appeared in me. I still get up at 5am for practice. And it’s just start. Thanks to Akshi I know what I want to do in my life. Thank you for everything you've given me. For each great teacher. For new big family. For tasty vegetarian food. And much much more! I'll definitely be back!
Written 10 December 2019
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Dear Yulia Namaste! Thank you for leaving such a nice review. We are glad that you loved our yoga teacher training course, our dedicated staff will be pleased to learn of your high praise. They work very diligently and it will provide them with great encouragement to keep doing what they are doing. Thank you, once again, for your kind words. And you are always welcome here!
Written 13 December 2019
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Rajiv Dabas
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200 hrs yoga
Nov 2019 • Solo
It was really good experience with Akshiyogshala
Teachers are having good knowledge about yoga
Staff are very helpful
Rooms are like our home ( neat and clean)
Food 3 times a day ( tasty and hygiene)

Thankyou so much for giving me the best knowledge about yoga
I’m happy because I’m a also member of this school now

Namaste 🙏
Written 3 December 2019
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Dear Rajiv, thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your experience during Yoga teacher training course in Rishikesh and we are happy that you are a member of our family now. Always happy to see you again!
Written 14 December 2019
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Mohit A
4 contributions
Best 200 hrs yoga teacher training in India (Rishikesh)
Nov 2019 • Solo
NAMASTE 🙏
So I’m here in rishikesh in Akshiyogshala, so today I finished my yoga course 200 hours . it was good experience here
Teachers - all teachers are helpful and giving so deeply knowledge to their students

All are My fav teacher and all are having different things that make all special .

Dheeru sir - most funny way to teach ) - omg what a knowledgeable he have about pranayama ) I like your that thing ‘kane ne kanna mat khiyo kana jago rooth ,dheere dheere poochiyo kse giyo foot 😂’
Thankyou sir , if in future I come again in rishikesh I’ll definitely come to you .

Vivek sir - I love the way how he teach us with so much positive energy(anatomy ,philosophy) , he mostly come to class and their is pin drop silence in the class , all students ask him about many questions and he gave answers to students very politely with smile (He is also my badminton’s partner 😁)
thankyou so much sir

Karamjeet sir - 🤭 I’m also laughing right now sir , if you are reading this then plz give me that type of smile again (like last class in the evening meditation 🧘‍♂️)
So I love the way how you teach us .
Meditation with you Practice Aasna always rocks like we did together
And I love the most our last session that finished with so much laughs (kitne aadmi thee sambha 😂 , aadhe edhar jao aadhe udhar 😂😂)

Rahul sir - your asanas OMG , your knowledge that you gave us is 100%
All students are on time in your class with 2 blocks, belts and towel 🤭
You always want that everyone take proper knowledge from you .
I like your practice that you show us and demonstrate all the practices in front of us and after showing you we all think ohh how much easy is it 😂 but when we going to do then we feel how difficult is this 😂

Thankyou sir
Thankyou so much Rahul sir .

Maya mam - mantra chanting with you always feel like we are doing seriously good thing in our life. And when you came 1st time in our class I thought all mantras are going too difficult but you helps us to learn and you know with in 10 minutes we learnt the mantra 🥰
You always come with smile and you know everything about indian culture I also felt good after knowing this.

Food and stay

Food are given 3 times in a day (healthy and hygiene)
Rooms are always neat and clean

Staff - All are helpful and supporting nature .
Surender bhaiya , Mukesh bhaiya ( how cool you are , how funny you are 😂 )
Thankyou so much to you all

Akshiyogshala (Rishikesh)
Namaste 🙏
Written 3 December 2019
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Namaskar dear Mohit! We are so grateful for your detailed description and your experience during TTC. You described the teachers in the best and most interesting way. It was a pleasure to read your review, we laughed a lot! We will be happy to meet you again as you are our best friend now! 😂
Written 14 December 2019
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Vivek_Modi
Muscat, Oman2 contributions
Yoga teacher train in school.
Nov 2019 • Solo
I visited the school in November 2019 for a 200 hours teacher trainning course. I enjoyed the course.

The teacher are very kind and professional. They give personal attention to every students and teach in detail.

The lecture in philosophy and anatomy were very detailed and I got excellent knowledge. The schedule was rigrous as it should be and we enjoyed the learning.

The management manages the school with discipline and maintain the scantity of the school. The food was satvik and cooked with lot of love and care. The management is doing an excellent job.

It was a life changing even.
Written 3 December 2019
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Greetings to you, Vivek! We were happy to have such a smart and dedicated student as you. It's a pleasure to hear that this month of YTTC helped to change your life for better and the teachers were doing their best to answer all the questions arising! Keep practicing and whenever you miss us, you are always welcome here!
Written 14 December 2019
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KrysTravels008
9 contributions
200hr YTT
Oct 2019 • Solo
Akshi Yogashala was an authentic, eye opening experience of the yogic lifestyle. Nestled in beautiful Rishikesh with humble, knowledgeable and kind teachers/staff, it really became my 2nd home. Thank you so much for introducing me to this lifestyle Akshi family!! I am eager to keep practicing and sharing as you have with us. Forever grateful.

Krystal from Canada
Written 7 November 2019
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Namaste Krystal! Thanks for sharing your experience of yoga teacher training course in India. Practice daily with dedication and share. Remember that you are always welcome at your second home!
Written 14 December 2019
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Aerielle Dy
1 contribution
It was great :)
Aug 2018 • Solo
If you want to learn yoga in a non-stressful environment, Rishikesh is the place to go. It's away from the noisy, fast-paced cities and the best way to see it's entirety is to walk or rent a motorcycle. Akshi Yogashala is located in Rishikesh. During my time at the school (I took the 200hr Yoga Training Course back in May-June 2017), the staff were very friendly and accommodating, and my room was clean. The teachers were very knowledgeable and would entertain questions even after class has ended. They cook food according to the available vegetables and fruits of the season, so you're assured it's always fresh. If you're worried about not being able to eat protein, there are vegetables that are good sources of protein, like chick peas, lentils, and mung beans (they also prepare them for meals in Akshi). They also take you to go to temples and rafting if you/your group would like to go. Expect to live simply here. They have wifi, (the strongest signals are in the office), so you can still get in touch with friends and family. You can get a free sim card at the Delhi Airport, if you need it. Akshi can also help arrange your transport from the Airport to their school, you only need to ask.

It was a great experience, learning yoga here. The atmosphere itself is the selling point of the place. It's calm, and relaxing. The only thing busy about it are the taxis and cars of tourists and people passing through.
Written 12 July 2019
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Thank you for the great review! We’re so happy you loved our yoga space and can’t wait to have you back at Akshi Yogashala. Namaste!
Written 25 August 2019
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Lucie P
2 contributions
Honest critical review
May 2019 • Solo
I feel that all the 5* reviews are misleading, so to anyone who REALLY wants to become a teacher, I’m writing a bit more sober review, trying to be as objective as I can.

1) Most of the people in the course were total (unsporty) beginners with less than 3 months of yoga experience. It’s apparent that, given the high number of YTT courses in Rishikesh, the schools compete and accept just everyone.

2) That being said, it's clear that the level of the course was rather low. We're talking BEGINNER level. Why these people don’t go for a yoga RETREAT, I don’t know. In Europe, you’re usually expected to have been practicing yoga intensely for at least 1,5y before entering such a course. Not here.

3) HATHA yoga disaster: The first teacher we got was certainly not perfect, as he wasn't explaining anatomical details, but he was really kind and the lessons were nice, introducing multiple asanas per class.Then a few discontent beginner girls complained that "it didn't feel nice how he was adjusting them to asanas“ and we got a new teacher - Rahul. 29 years old and the worst and most arrogant teacher I've ever seen in my life.
The whole class felt more like a therapy in a hospital, for injured or retired people. Max. 3 asanas in 1,5 hours, I'm not exaggerating. I gradually stopped participating and then even attending this guy's classes, and I wasn’t the only one having a problem with him. He had very strong opinions about everything: "gymnasts perform only because they want an aplause; if they don't get an applause, they're in depression!" (very interesting for me as a former gymnast to hear such disrespectful and arrogant nonsense in a yoga class). Or "bodybuilders have muscles, but they have no strength whatsoever; it's not healthy, they can't really move, it's nonsense!"
He stubbornly insisted on whatever he said even if it was obviously nonsense (not using back muscles at all in Bhujangasana…). His self-confidence about his limited strong opinions about everything is inappropriate.

4) ASHTANGA lessons were lead by another Rahul, a 22y old with admirable condition and a lot of knowledge. The level of the ashtanga lessons was high (meaning both quality of teaching and that they were physicaly demanding). 90% of the class was not able to perform most of the asanas of the 1st ashtanga series, doing simple modifications, and most of the class was just sitting there at the end. Not Rahul’s fault, but just a necessary consequence of that also beginners are accepted to do a YT course…
The only thing: be prepared for an Indian way of teaching (and this goes for most teachers in India). A teacher - "guruji" - is almost a God, traditionally very respected. The hierarchy in the class is very clear and you'll be demanded to show respect. That felt weird and annoyed me at the beginning, as he entered the class, gave those who were late a rocket, said we had to align our shoes properly in front of the hall, we couldn't drink in the class, controlled if everyone had a towel (as if we were children) etc. If he did this in Europe, he'd be fired. Anyway, he turned out to be an excellent teacher, and despite his age he’s a highly spiritual, knowledgeable and considerate person.

5) The PRANAYAMA and PHILOSOPHY/ANATOMY teachers, a bit older, and thus quite enlightened and relaxed, were great. Both the atmosphere, their personality and the content of the classes was nice. But I don't really share that "it was the most amazing experience of my life, I learned so much" opinion in other reviews. Sure, if you wake up one day and decide to do a yoga teacher course out of the blue, then it’ll probably be a unique experience with lots of new information. If you’ve been on that path for a while, don’t expect too much.
Pranayama was on high level, the teacher was just great, very far on his spiritual path, able to pass his knowledge further; I learned a lot.
ANATOMY is not taught as in Western terms... More like nadis (meridians), chakras etc. Which is OK, it was very interesting, but be prepared that it won’t be enough to teach in the West. We also had 3 lectures of ayurveda: Very young and arrogant teacher (seems to be common in India) who basically presented the 3 types (vata, pita, kappa) as "the worst", "better" and "the best". That is nonsense. He wasn't able to answer any questions, insisted that people used to live 250y ("because it's in our old scriptures!! so it's true!!!") and that the human life gets shorter and shorter.

6) Singing MANTRAS was a nice experience, the teacher was amazing, explaining the words and their meanings, but it was way to much. Mantras at the beginning and end of each class and before meals.

7) FOOD. I'm not a vegetarian. I was well prepared, had all minerals and vitamins, probiotics and active charcoal with me. Hygiene is very good - I didn't get any problems. Eat probiotics and charcoal preventively and you're fine. I liked the taste of the food at the school. BUT. Absolutely inapropriate for Westerners, especially for non-vegetarians, and even more so when you sleep 6h a day and give away so much energy both physically and mentally. The food has basically no protein and no fat. Depending on your metabolical type, the food may turn out to be VERY BAD. From the middle of the course, most of us were going out to eat eggs, cheese or even chicken. You can get eggs in some restaurants nearby, and I highly recommend it. Do bring supplements and protein powder. All the course attendants have lost a lot of weight during the course. Some were excited, but if you're already skinny like me, your muscles are gonna deteriorate and you're gonna become a skeleton. I went from 50kg to 46kg. I ended up eating a lot of protein bars and unhealthy sweets just to get some instant energy in form of pure sugar.

8) ACCOMMODATION was absolutely OK. It’s India and the course is cheap, so don’t expect much luxury, but it was nice and comfortable for 1 month. Hot water working, western toilet, bedsheets nice and clean. I recommend bringing a mosquito net.

9) CLEANLINESS. Well, I’ll be repeating myself, but: it’s India. I believe that for Indian standards, the school is very clean; but as the air is overall dusty there, it’s really dirty by European standards. It’s particularly annoying in the yoga hall.

9) It’s very intense, you sleep max. 6h each day and have almost no time for yourself. It should be stuctured in another way. One has no time to do the laundry, nor to read and self study.

10) At the beginning of the course we were told one shouldn’t miss any classes. But as a result, people being really sick (with diarrhea, menstrual cramps, tired after a sleepless night for whatever reason…) come to all classes and suffer and lay there on the floor, sleeping. For what purpose…?

FACIT:
The main point is whether to do such a course in India at all. It's cheap, sure. It's where yoga developed, and it was nice to experience the culture. But beware that the culture is also reflected in the yoga practice and teaching - and not necessarily in a good way.
Written 3 July 2019
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Thank you for your detailed and comprehensive feedback. Your experience highlights the need for prospective students to thoroughly research the cultural and philosophical perspectives of respective teacher training courses prior to enrollment. As a Yoga Alliance, Registered Yoga School, we are required to uphold standards of excellence to maintain our accreditation and we take this very seriously. Our teaching philosophy is derived from traditional Himalayan schools of yoga which demand high levels of discipline, participation, commitment and open-mindedness. The expectations and requirements we ask our students to follow, such as punctuality, diligence and attendance, are outlined clearly during new student orientation. We remain committed to holding our students accountable to our values to ensure our efforts honor Himalayan tradition and maintain the integrity of our teacher training courses.
Written 9 November 2019
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Gauhar
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An incredible journey - 200h YTT February 2019
Feb 2019 • Solo
I went to India for the first time with no expectations, but in turned out to be the best and most important journey in my entire life. Mostly thankfully to Akshi yogashala and their priceless knowledge. With no doubt I can say that everything in that school was excellent: the teachers - their wisdom, professionalism and knowledge, facility - comfortable and clean, the food - veeeery tasty and healthy, the atmosphere - of kindness, support and friendship, my group - awesome,great people.

That wasn't easy, it was very challenging and life changing training, but eventually I understand there was no other way of doing it. For that month Akshi yogashala became my home and I will definitely come back.

It has been several months since I've finished my training and now I am a yoga teacher in my country. And I feel confident in my knowledge, thanks to Akshi yogashala.

Namaste.

Goha (Kazakhstan)
Written 21 June 2019
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Dear Gauhar, so great to read your review! We are happy that you enjoyed the yoga teacher training course in Rishikesh and we are proud of you being a teacher now. All the best in sharing knowledge! We will be happy to see you for 300 hour teacher training course! Namaste
Written 14 December 2019
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