The Fragrance of Awakening

Welcome to Yoga Essence Rishikesh at the foothill of Himalayas to experience the True Essence of Yoga, Meditation, Yoga Nidra and Life Transformation through International Certified teacher training courses like:

Experiential & Life-Transformational Courses

Experience the Joy of Holistic Living

Meditation Teacher Training Course Rishikesh India

Know how to balance Body-Mind-Heart, How to explore hidden dimensions of life, Learn the skill to teach Meditation by joining our meditation teacher training course.

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Yoga Teacher Training Course Rishikesh India

Experience True Essence of Yoga and Life Transformation, Experience the Joy of Holistic Living, Learn the skill to teach Yoga by joining our Yoga Teacher Training Course.

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Yoga Nidra Teacher Training Course Rishikesh India

Experience deep Healing and Relaxation, Learn step by step methods to teach yoga nidra, Know how to balance Body-Mind-Heart by joining our Yoga Nidra Teacher Training course.

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Let our Yoga and Meditation

Training Course Transform Your Life

Yoga Essence Rishikesh is a Yoga & Meditation Ashram, affiliated with Yoga Alliance USA as Registered Yoga School (RYS), and also Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP). We are dedicated to spreading the knowledge and science of yoga, meditation in its pure form while delivering the joy, peace, harmony, and equanimity.

We impart the holistic, experiential, and transformational benefits of various yogic practices through different types of teacher training courses. Keeping in mind our core value of delivering authentic experiences to anyone who joins us, we offer many specialized courses to benefit each individual’s need;

100 hours Meditation Teacher Training
200 hours Meditation Teacher Training
500 hours Meditation Teacher Training (Advanced)
200 hours Yoga Nidra Teacher Training (Level I, II, III).
200 hours Hatha Yoga Teacher Training
200 hours Holistic Yoga Teacher Training
200 hours Transformational Yoga Teacher Training.

Yoga Nidra training and Guided Meditation training are the integral part of our all type of 200 hour yoga teacher training course and 200 hour & 500 hour meditation teacher training course. Our training courses nicely incorporate the insights and practices of many ancient and contemporary masters to address the mind, lifestyle, life issues of modern men while encouraging the students to build a solid base for inner peace, acceptance, self-realization.

Our teachings are being delivered in a relaxed and joyful way so that the entire learning and transformation process is deeply embedded while developing a base and firm ground to gain the practical experience of all the eight limbs of yoga, as initially outlined by Rishi Patanjali. All our practices are taught by combining both the core principles of ancient yogic science and modern healing science to make it complete, systematic, and relevant to our modern life.

For more information about our core philosophy regarding practicing yoga, please refer to our blog posts about what we believe to be the pure essence of yoga.

Ashram Ambience

The whole energy of Yoga Essence Rishikesh is devoted in providing quality experience in all dimensions to impart yoga as a way of life. Our quality of teachings, accommodation, food, right yogic ambience is nurtured to fulfil its vital theme of giving students an experiential aspect of yogic practices and a transformational aspect of life.

We are an ashram at heart and believe in providing a disciplined ashram like environment allowing students to explore deeper into their body, mind, and soul. Our welcoming family-like team is always ready to help and support your all-round growth and make you feel at home during your stay. Read More

Accommodation Facility

Yoga Essence Rishikesh provides neat and clean and comfortable accommodation for your stay during the training course. Our school situated in a peaceful, quiet prime location of Lakshman Jhula, which is just 200 meters distance from the river Ganga. It is surrounded by silent Himalayan mountains and scenic greenery all around. These magnificent mountain views and the flow of refreshing cool breeze coming from the Ganges side help the participants for natural relaxation and meditative awareness.

All our rooms equipped with modern facilities like attached bathroom, hot and cold showers, air-conditioned facility, room Wi-Fi, filtered drinking water, etc. The accommodation provided on double sharing room or single private room basis.

Ayurvedic Sattvic Diet

We serve varieties of delicious, nutritious, freshly cooked meals having rich of Sattvic value, blended with Ayurveda diet science to enhance the yogic experiences and healing of our body-mind. Many of our food items are popular traditional recipes from different parts of India. The meals are made in a simple homely manner with a great loving attitude by the experienced cooks from Himalayan regions. All the ingredients, like vegetables, fruits, and other items, are freshly procured seasonally and locally for good health and healing. Our diets hold a unique combination of the sattvic value of yogic tradition, the healthy and healing value of Ayurveda & natural foods items by keeping also in mind the nutritional value of the modern balanced diet. In this context, a popular Ayurveda proverb says

“When diet is correct, medicine is of no need. And when diet is wrong, medicine is of no use.”
Read more on Sattvic Diet at: How to Eat Like a Yogi

Words from the hearts of our students

Sharing Learning Experiences & Inner Journey

Video reviews of Yoga TTC & Yoga Nidra TTC

Video reviews of Meditation TTC

Why Learn Yoga or Meditation Teacher Training in India

Balance Your Mind, Body & Soul

INDIA is vibrating with Yogic energy fields. For almost ten thousand years, seekers have reached to the ultimate explosion of consciousness here. Naturally, it has created a tremendous energy field around the country.  Their vibration is still alive, their impact is in the very air; you just need a certain perceptivity, a certain capacity to receive the invisible that surrounds this strange land. When you are doing Holistic Yoga Teacher Training and Meditation Teacher Training here, you are allowing the real India, the land of inner journey to come in direct contact with you. It is all over the place, one just needs to be attentive! Conscious! Alert!

RISHIKESH is an entry into the deep Himalayas—  a gateway to those seeking to go deeper into their inner journey. It is known as “Tapo-Bhumi” meaning the practice ground of yoga and meditation of many sages and saints since ancient times. Thousands of sages and saints have visited Rishikesh to meditate in search of higher knowledge and Self-realization. The yogic energy fields and the spiritual power of the land make our inner journey easier. Learn more about our inner journey and transformational courses such as our 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training and 200 Meditation Teacher Training programs.

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At Yoga Essence Rishikesh, we place special value on the experiential and life transformational qualities of yoga, yoga nidra and meditation. Rather than focusing merely on the informative and technical aspects of the practices we teach, we aim to help students to develop new insights for a peaceful, joyful and harmonious life so they can pass on these insights to others.

Our school is home to yoga lovers from around the world who have called our programs “a true spiritual and life transformational”. This is because we take great care to provide a safe, comfortable, and welcoming space for students to work deeply within the layers of their Body-Breath-Mind-Heart for the expansion of Consciousness.

Yoga Essence Rishikesh has got special expertise by imparting training on many higher yogic practices like yoga nidra training, guided meditation training, chakra and kundalini meditation training, many ancient and contemporary meditation training, science of inner journey, etc. Hence, all the 200 hours yoga teacher training, 200 hours meditation teacher training, 500 hours meditation teacher training course at Yoga Essence holds special value than others yoga teacher training courses in Rishikesh by imparting training on the major limbs of yoga and by making the courses a complete journey.

  • Life transformational and experiential courses with scientific teaching approach.

  • Only school in India providing advanced Yoga Nidra Teacher Training course

  • Techniques and practices cover different yogic traditions and paths

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Sharing Universal Wisdom


A. Yes, it would be wise to join meditation teacher training or yoga teacher training to deepens your practice and skill of meditation or yoga for integrating and harmonizing your body-mind-heart. Your experiences in meditation or yoga will move to the next level by practicing with group energy and also with the support of experienced teachers. Our meditation teacher training India or yoga teacher training course also focuses greatly on the need of seekers and aspirants of yoga and meditation to take their understanding deeper into yogic science and inner journey.

A. Yes, you can start your meditation journey or yoga journey by joining 200 hours meditation teacher training course or 200 hours yoga teacher training Rishikesh. 200 hours teacher training programs provide a great opportunity to a newcomer for a systematic, scientific, and stepwise introduction to the foundations of meditation or yoga. For the newcomers, these 200 hours training courses can develop a great clarity of yogic science by getting the right understanding in respect of yoga psychology, philosophy and practical dimensions. This helps a newcomer to start and give right direction to his yogic journey.

A. To become an internationally certified meditation or yoga teacher, you should join first a 200 hours meditation teacher training course or a 200 hours yoga teacher from a Registered Yoga School (RYS) of Yoga Alliance. After successful completion of its curriculum and the course you will be entitled with 200 hours yoga teacher training or 200 hours meditation teacher training certification of Yoga Alliance, USA. With 200 hours meditation or yoga training certification, you can teach all over the world. You are also eligible for a registered yoga teacher (RYT) with this 200 hours certification at Yoga Alliance USA.

A. Yes, we do have a pick-up service facility from the airport. Our known taxi person can pick you up from either the nearest international airport i.e., New Delhi airport or the nearest domestic airport i.e., Dehradun Airport having placard mentioning your name and Yoga Essence Rishikesh.

A. Yes, we do provide homemade, freshly cooked  Ayurvedic Sattvic Foods that are Vegan and gluten-free.

Tips & Advice from Swami Dhyan Samarth

All our courses deeply focus on the experiential and transformational outlook for a more authentic experience. For this reason, Swamiji suggests all teacher training students to devote the entire course duration for the joyful learning and discovering of oneself without outer distractions. It is advisable to keep aside separate days before or after the course for all sightseeing, plans and outer personal activities.

With this in mind, Yoga Essence allows 3 free extra nights without any charge (1 night before the course and 2 nights after the course) to all the 200 hours and 500 hours teacher training students for their personal outside activities. For your information, during the course, we conduct some outside classroom group activities like a meditation on the bank of Ganga, meditation in nature, live kirtan and fire ceremony during our relaxation days for a change in ambience.