Om Shanti Om Yoga School

Rishikesh, India

Om Shanti Om Yoga School offers yoga teacher training courses in Rishikesh, India with traditional styles of yoga like Hatha yoga, Ashtanga yoga, Sivananda yoga, Vinyasa yoga, and Iyengar yoga.

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27 Days 200-Hour Meditation and Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training in India

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Speaks English

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27 days / 26 nights

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Speaks English

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Instructors 7

Dinesh Chandra Shastri

Dinesh began yoga at a very young age and has 15 years of learning and teaching yoga experience in India and other countries. He has studied all yoga practices, mantras, Vedas, Sanskrit, Bhagavath Gita in deep Hindu tradition, yogi life, and culture. He has a bachelor's degree in Sanskrit and obtained the title of Sashtri and a master's degree and successfully obtained the title of Ashariya. Dinesh is well versed in Hatha yoga, Astanga yoga, Sivananda yoga, Sukshambyayam yoga, and Laughter yoga.

Vivek Arya

Having spent his life in the field of yoga, Yogi Vivek is considered the best teacher of Hatha yoga, Raja yoga, Swara yoga, and human anatomy. He has done his masters in yoga and psychology and is currently pursuing a doctorate in yoga itself. Naturopathy, pranic healing methods, and acupressure are some of the other methods on which he has received his education. His thirst for wisdom has made him quite knowledgeable in the philosophies of many religions and beliefs. In 2002, he went to the Himalayas to find meaning in his practice.

Prakash Ji

Prakash is a master's degree holder in Hindi literature and yoga philosophy. He got the first experience of Samadhi at the age of seven, when he had a clear vision of his past life in the Himalayas. He completed his higher education in Agra and Haridwar Universities. He was initiated in Shansaracharya tradition through his master, Maharishi Mahesh, and spent many years with his guru, with whom he practiced the transcendental meditation. Yogi Budhi Prakash has 40 years of teaching experience of yoga all over the world and an extensive knowledge of Indian philosophy.

Mishra Ji

Mishra holds a master's degree in philosophy from Agra University, a diploma in yoga education, and a bachelor's degree in physical education from Amaravathi University. He is a yogi with more than 25 years of experience in yoga and meditation. He has taught yoga in many countries around the world and founded the International Yoga and Meditation Academy. He also acts as an adviser for many institutions around the world.

Usha Vaishnava

Dr. Usha Vaishnava, a guest Ayurveda doctor, has studied disciplines in Ayurveda and herbal medicine. She completed her five years and six months bachelor's degree in Ayurveda, medicine, and surgery, an internationally recognized degree in Ayurveda, from the famed 150-year old Ayurveda University in India. She then specialized in Panchakarma therapy at the world recognized Arya Vaidhya Sala, Kottakkal. For the last 14 years, she has been engaged in Ayurveda treatment, teaching, and training.

Amarna Anand

Amarna, a guest meditation teacher, has done Osho meditation training courses in Osho International Meditation Resort in Pune, Maharashtra, India. He has well versed experiences in different levels of Osho meditation and has been teaching for many years all over India. Amarna goes on facilitating and sharing Osho meditations and visions. Currently, he is residing in Rishikesh and continues serving and sharing his knowledge from his Guruji Osho or Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh to students from all over the world. Students really enjoy his class and his dynamic way of teaching and performing.

Swami Yogananda Maharaj Ji

Swami Yogananda Maharaj Ji is the founder and Maha Guruji for yogi Dinesh, the president of Om Shanti Om Yoga School. Swami Ji did Hatha yoga in Rishikesh and now he is teaching Sukshumavyayam yoga to students at Om Shanti Om Yoga School every Sunday. Physically, he is very much fit and healthy and is also mentally alert. He is also very ambitious to learn the English language and hopes to write a book on yoga.

Reviews 22

  • Anonymous

    October 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    I enjoyed learning about the Philosophy of Yoga, Ayurveda Medicine, Pranayama breathing, Mantra Chanting, Yoga Alignment, Excursions organised by the school, Networking with other students, Shopping in Rishikesh, the food was delicious and the Hotel Grand Galaxy location and room. More Spiritual training and less Physical training; so not for physically advanced persons who want a physical challenge.

    It is good 'indian' standard but be aware of ... the cleanliness of the toilet at the school, knowing more detail about the activities, understanding the 'accent' of the teachers (who are VERY knowledgeable) and understanding their teaching methodology.

  • Shancker G Thailand

    September 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    Yoga lesson by master Dinesh is really good.

    Lonely retreat.

  • Anonymous

    September 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    The atmosphere, teachers, food, people....It was an amazing experience. I deepen into my knowlegde in Yoga a lot and it has encouraged me to keep learning more than ever

  • Michelle Boyde Australia

    August 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    The variety, the yoga and how friendly and inviting Dinesh and Priya were. Dinesh made yoga light hearted and fun.

    Unfortunately I was the only person on my retreat as it was the end of the season. However, Dinesh and Priya made a huge effort to make sure I had a great experience.

  • Lucy Freeman India

    July 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    I would highly recommend this yoga retreat. I really enjoyed the yoga classes and thought Dinesh the instruction was brilliant. Everyone who teaches/ works within the retreat are very friendly and cantnot do enough to make your stay a happy one. I thought that it was great value for money with lots of activities to keep you busy throughout the week. We even did white water rafting and was taken to a temple in the mountains to watch the sunrise. Laughing yoga was very fun and I really enjoyed dancing yoga with Swami. The accommodation was good, with comfy beds, hot shower and Good wifi. Make sure you take advantage of the 3 massages included as these are very relaxing.

  • Clifford Williams Iii India

    July 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    This was absolutely the Yoga experience of a lifetime. The teachers, classes, and surrounding environment far exceeded my expectations. Yogi Dinesh was hilarious. I never imagined that there would be so much enjoyment and light-heartedness from this intense training.

    The food was the only thing that was a bit monotonous. The staff at the place we ate were lovely people, but the food quality just wasn't that great.

  • Hannah Mottram India

    June 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    - Dinesh is a good yoga teacher - encourages people and has classes that work for a range of abilities.

    - Around Rishikesh there are nice places to go (eg walks to the waterfalls, calm ashrams, small temples and calm places by the river).

    - Generally, the staff at Om Shanti Om are friendly and helpful.

    - In Rishikesh there are lots of things to do - places to eat, shopping, activities (rafting, safari, trips to Himalayas).

    - Unless you book the 'retreat', classes here are very affordable. All students were welcome to take part in other activities such as morning and evening pooja/prayers.

    - The 'retreat' is not really what I would describe as such. Accommodation was in hotels down a busy street from the yoga school, and food was canteen style in a separate restaurant down the road.

    - All classes were inside the yoga studio - none outside as shown in the pictures.

    - In the one week course, not all types of classes advertised were offered.

    - There is no garden/yoga garden as described by the website. There are some quiet places behind hotels/restaurants by the river. The area of Rishikesh is very busy, particularly at weekends, with many tourists and constant beeping of horns from motorbikes/cars.

    - The one week retreat is very overpriced compared to what you would pay for the activities separately (for identical you would be paying around $250, but could easily spend under $200 with cheaper but similar standard accommodation). You can book classes at Om Shanti Om for a block of 10 for 1500 INR (so about $2 per class) - and attend 2-3 of these per day. You can eat well for around $5 a day, and there is good accommodation for under $10 a night. Massages and the other activities included are also very affordable (up to $10 for massage, $5 for rafting, $10 for trip to waterfall - or much much less if you get bus/tuktuk and walk).

  • Eduardo Garcia India

    June 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    Dinesh and Priya take care of us all the time. I improve my yoga and knowledge about philosophy which serve me to change my life in the best way that could be. I am greatful for all the experience I lived with all the teachers and colleagues at the school.

    It is not about the school is about the timing. It would be great that 200 hundred hours will be in 40 days instead of 27.

  • Edlaila Nyerere United States

    May 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    Yogi Dinesh is friendly and accommodating which made it easy for someone like me who had never done Yoga before to take Yoga lessons for the first time.

  • Mark Brown Great Britain

    May 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    Everything, it completely changed my life!!!

    Only a few minor inconveniences of the Indian life style. But not even worth mentioning!!!

  • Mia Hoejsgaard Denmark

    May 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    The teachers was excellent and very dedicated!

    I was lucky whit my "hotel" room.

    The school booked to many people to attend the course, so it was very crowed - people on retreat, 100h, 200h and 300h, everyone at the same time. The schedule was very confusing. Almost everything during the day changed, and i didn't get all my classes as promised on the website!!!!!

    The pic they have on the website is not correct, nothing looked like on the pic.

  • Noelia Spain

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    Really nice to practice of asana and nice to feel all the adjustments. I like teachers but I miss a bit of communication between them, that they know what we are doing with other teachers. Yoga Philosophy is really nice all the information we received much more organize and clear with Priya but nice experience with Guruji. Yoga Anatomy is really nice all the knowledge. He is teaching us and really nice teacher. Ayurveda is amazing!! Incredible everything we learned but have the feeling of short time. Is nice to dedicate more time to it. Nice to start to have the opportunity to ask everything that we are interested to know but I miss a little bit more talking with Priya. Is really interesting to listen to her too. Meditation is nice to have the opportunity to experiment different techniques of meditation. Gives the opportunity to know yourself. Good meals and good variation, the soups are amazing. Maybe the time before meditation is not the best time. The room was good.

    Has been a really nice experience, the people we meet here a really nice and amazing family from Om Shanti Om. So many knowledge that I feels it very interesting. I plan to do this course to receive all this knowledge and I will practice it slowly. It would be better for all of us if the teachers coordinates better. Having a week meeting where they can communicate to each other about what they are going to be teaching, like this the knowledge can flow better. For example don’t teach twice the same things.

    Also is important in my opinion to take care with the space available. Sometimes there was not enough space to be comfortable. I felt so much people in the classes beginning their experience and asking things that we already had talk about. With less amount of people we can have more attention to all of us. I also miss Priya in the ‘Satsang’ because she has a lot of knowledge and a really nice way of communicate it. This is just my opinion to collaborate.

    Thank you very much for everything,

    Noelia :)

  • Kaisa K Finland


    My husband and I went to Om Shanti Om to for a 7 day-retreat from Finland. The retreat was my husband's birthday present for my 40th birthday, and the yoga school took the occasion very beautifully into account! The contact with Om Shanti Om was very easy and friendly starting from the moment we inquired about the retreat. It was our first time in India and we felt very safe receiving the needed information right from the beginning.

    For most days we had daily program including yoga (mantras, asana, pranayama, meditation and philosophy). In addition, we had very nice excursions to temples, the sacred Ganga seremony, sunrise at Himalaya, waterfalls (one of the starting points of Ganga river). Even if our days were filled with programme, we experienced quite a lot of Rishikesh and around! The resting time after lunch gave us additional opportunities to wander on the streets, sit on the benches of Ganga and look at the numerous shops and cafes. Also we often went to get the massages that the retreat included, very relaxing!

    The yoga practice was at the same time challenging and joyful! We practiced partly together with the yoga teacher trainees and partly on separate classes. I am a yoga teacher myself, but my husband had practiced yoga irregularly for a couple of years. We both loved Yogi Dinesh Chandler's spirit, ability to be fully present to his students, his profound knowledge of yoga and flexibility to take into account different student's needs, abilities and challenges. We especially cherished the way in which he managed to combine the seriousness of yoga practice to a great sense of humor and laughter. I even now smile recalling his classes :)! The first days I had pain in piriformis-muscle and could not do all the dynamic poses. He was very considerate always reminding students not to push too hard respecting their limitations.

    We learned new, fruitful aspects of pranayama (the breathing excercises), yoga philosophy and the meditation (taught by Priya, the "mother" of the yoga school). We loved the morning mantras and rituals by Yogi Dinesh that are not so common in Europe. They really brought us to the roots and ancient spirituality of yoga. For us, it was very beautiful to experience yoga in Rishikesh where its roots are and where yoga is not about "feeling good" at the moment, but practicing good life long-term. It is sometimes laborous, but will give you the deep, inner experience calmness, contentment and smile accompanied with the energized body and mind.

    Om Shanti Om is located very near the Ganga river, walking distance from many shops, restaurants and cafes. Our accommodation (included in the retreat) was about 5-minute walk away in a small hotel that was very suitable for our needs and on the way we would experience the richness of India that we loved (all kinds of people, animals, vehicles, foods, fabrics etc.). The food was served at a small organic restaurant called The Soul Kitchen that was right above the yoga school. The food was very clean and tasty vegetarian food! Although not in other places, at the Soul Kitchen we also ate the fresh fruits and vegetables without a slightest issue.

    In all, the week at Om Shanti Om was transformative for both of us. Yogi Dinesh and Priya are a charming, soulful couple for whom yoga is not just a practice, but life. They run their school as a family business which adds personal warmth to the experience. Hemu and Kapil, the two men working at the school were wonderful guides for us in some of the excursions. The whole week we felt very well taken care of. Now a week after our departure, we talk about our experiences at Om Shanti Om every day and have taken some of the little rituals and practices as part of our life here in Finland. We will definitely go back, I think about it every day. This was the best trip we have ever done (and we travel quite a lot :)! We warmly recommend the retreat for anyone interesting in deepening their knowledge and practice in yoga. As a yoga teacher, I can fully recommend the quality and the spirit of training teachers. Yogi Dinesh is a great teacher.

  • Taylor Simmons CA

    BookYogaRetreats website

    Om Shanti Om was a truly amazing. Dinesh and Priya are lovely. The energy at the place is so welcoming and all of the participants are so nice. I would recommend this place to everyone. They really make you feel like family. Thank you!

  • Michael Bradshaw Thailand

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    The class and staff were top notch. The classes were professional, fun, and challenging. Yogi Dinesh has a fantastic reputation throughout Rishikesh and once you take one of his classes you will quickly find out why. He can teach beginners, intermediates, and advanced students in same class and everyone is kept busy and intrigued. Priya is incredibly helpful with bookings and making sure everything runs smoothly. The hotel is very nice, as well, and pricing is very good for the experience you get.

  • Natalie United Kingdom

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    YOGA was excellent classes. It would have been nice to spend more time on yoga alignment. The teaching methodology well structured and thorough. Yoga Philosophy is excellent. Guruji taught us some of the most important lessons of the course and my life. The Pranayama very thorough. A lot of repetition and overlap. Some time could have been better spend on alignment. We shouls have not done kapalbhati directly after breakfast!! Constipation problem…

    Ayurveda very good. I liked learning about how diet and the yogic lifestyle intersect. The mantra chanting is excellent. I loved how the classes because like satsang. Its good to know the mantras. Satsang very interesting, clear and miving conversations. A great way to learn the details of yoga philospphy. The meditation is an excellent variety of techniques, theory and practice opportunities. Generally good. A little unvaried. Perhaps needs more protein and fibre. Room was nice to have hot water, comfy bed, very luxurious. (Acoustics are terrible though – hotel is very noisy- not a complaint, I still slept like a baby! :)

    Thank you Priya and DInesh for a memorable and immersive experience. It was truly joyful! Your energy and enthusiasm made the whole thing so special. The course is really well organized and administrated. The etachers are skilled and passionate. Let me know when you open that ‘ashram’ – I will be back! :) :)

  • Vanda Gallova Slovakia

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    My YTTC in Om Shanti Om Yoga school in Rishikesh was amazing from first day to the last! The place is very nice and has good energy. The teachers are all great very qualified speaking good English and take care so one can clearly understand everything! They take great care to teach you real yoga! Yogi Dinesh is an amazing person with very high yoga skills and I believe that everybody will be 100% satisfied with his teaching methods!

    Food is amazing too! I love the chef in Soul Kitchen he is truly an amazing chef and prepare healthy and tasty meals.

    I'm very thankful to be able to experience this amazing place!

    I'm giving Om Shanti Om Yoga -0 from 10 stars without any doubts!

  • Eryn United States

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    Dinesh is such a good teacher. Really enjoyed the variery of asana he shared. I don’t know how this would be possible but would have been great to get more practice teaching. Priya was an amazing teacher! I loved this class. Really interesting and tons of good information. In Meditation I felt asleep so it was good  The Yoga Anatomy was really helpful especially the two spine classes. Ayurveda is one of my other favorites! The doctor was so knowledgeable and learning things we can actually use in daily life is so beautiful. The Satsang was interesting but a lot of time I was confused about what Guruji was talking about. I think just a bit unorganized. I love Meditation in variety – and we got experience. Osho was my favorite.!! The food is incredible!! And Soul Kitchen staff is so sweet.. the room very comfortable and loved staying right above the school!

    Thank you Dinesh and Priya, for an incredible teacher training. You made me feel so comfortable and safe through the whole process and it’s so inspiring. Here you guys really live yoga. I feel like I learned so much at Om Shanti Om and also leanred how much more there is to learn. I loved all the outings, you planned for uson Sundays and the special events like the concerts! I especially loved Philosophy class, Ayurveda Class and the meditations – especially Osho and Chakras. Thank you so much.

    Much love,


  • Gaurav


    I will write the review according to different areas :

    1. School and Teachers

    According to information from your website, it stated that we will be taught by very much experienced teachers, but when we started the course, we had teachers having 4-5 years of experience - this was not as given on website neither conveyed to us earlier. It was told that yogi Dinesh had some personal problems so the course is taken by Akshi yoga school which is his brother's school. This was told only when we asked him as we could not see any transparency.

    But the teachers were really good, had knowledge, but there was no coordination in between teachers, so we are taught the same thing multiple times by different teachers, so we learnt same things again and again. As teachers were absent we missed many classes. We did proper yoga learning only for 15 days, so it was waste of money. It was teaching for the last 15 days and we didn't learn anything new.

    2. Study material

    After asking for 4-5 times, we finally got the study material one day before the end of course.

    3. Accommodation and Food

    It was away from the crowd noise, so it was pleasant to stay and do yoga. But, the rooms had no mirror, I had to ask 5 times to the manager to give me mirror and then got one, there was problem with flush which was not resolved at all. There was no generator / inverter and there were many times when electricity was not there. It was very difficult to sleep without fans, even after getting tired doing yoga. Food was really good for the first 2 weeks with lots of variety but the last 2 weeks of course, it was spicy, no variety, no quality unlike it was in first 2 weeks.

    4. WiFi

    We had WiFi problems throughout the course. First, because the monkeys broke the wire and secondly, the internet never worked properly even if the WiFi was connected.

    5. Transport from airport to school

    Many people got free transport from Delhi airport to the school, but it was not conveyed to me, nor did they agree after i asked them about it. After asking other students, it was understood that there was free service.

    6. Environment

    It was really positive environment in our school and all teachers had enough knowledge about yoga and were positive.

    But finally, it was not worth for paying so much money and you get to learn only for 15 days because the last 15 days were for student teaching.

    Organizer Response:

    Thanks for joining us and providing a review. We always do our best in organising this teacher training course however we will try to clear this point of view from the customer.

    Teachers are knowledgeable according to their understanding and maturity but never judge teacher with their years of experience. Presentations to students is more important than the years of experience.

    The accommodation is well equipped however some technical problem cannot be avoided and it commonly occur during the usage, so customer please give time to resettle the matter.

    Foods are prepared according to different cuisine and seasonally.

    The airport transfer is stated clearly that it is chargeable and not free.

    According to the schedule, students teaching was given only 7 days so that all students should participate in the teaching in order to build their self confidence when completed the course.

    I am sure students get deep knowledge in end of this course , apart from this minor problems. However those issues are highlighted will be upgraded. Thank you.

Testimonials 68

  • Mandy Vickerman United Kingdom

    Om Shanti Om Yoga School's Facebook Page

    I absolutely loved every minute of my 200 hour training course here at, Om Shanti Om. I feel I have made friends for life And will certainly be returning as soon as possible . I learnt so much and I improved immensely. I continue daily practicing now I'm back home in the UK. I highly recommend this school and wouldn't hesitate in sending friends and family to study there . Namaste​​

  • Chelsea Benke

    Om Shanti Om Yoga School's Facebook Page

    Thanks so much to Dinesh and Priya for a wonderful yoga and meditation retreat. I had such a wonderful time and will miss you all. Recommend 100%! Namaste xx

  • Olivia Calipari

    Om Shanti Om Yoga School's Facebook Page

    Went on the 7 days exhilarating yoga retreat with a friend and had an wonderful​​ time. Dinesh is an amazing yoga teacher with a great sense of humor making classes fun and interesting.

  • Cristina Paretta

    Google reviews

    WOW! What an amazing and beautiful experience yoga ttc was at Om Shanti Om. I Love, Love, Loved Om Shanti and Yogi Dinesh. I learned and experienced so much much than I ever imagined. Such a relaxed and calm atmosphere to be in while participating in such a vigorous training. Yogi Dinesh is a beautiful, gentle, and kind-loving soul. Super knowledgeable and he is an excellent teacher as well as being funny. Yogi Dinesh has a great sense of humor and he doesn't take himself too seriously. You work so hard physically and mentally 6 days a week, it was refreshing to have someone like Yogi Dinesh running the program. All the teachers in the course were excellent. They each had their own unique style and were real knowledgeable. Each class within the course was also wonderful. Learning about Ayurveda was a real plus. You are even able to make an appointment to have a consultation with the Ayurveda Doctor if you'd like. My consultation was terrific. Aside from all the training we were also able to experience so much of the Indian culture. What ever festivity was going on Yogi Dinesh wanted us to be a part of it. Experiencing the sunrise at Kunjapari Temple in the Himalayas was incredible. Om Shanti is also in a great location. Super close to everything to need. Don't miss out on experiencing Yoga ttc Yogi Dinesh, his lovely wife Priya and beautiful team of teachers. It is most definitely Shanti Shanti. I loved it so much I will be back next year for more schooling. Namaste!

  • Oksana

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    I would like to thank you for this magnificent course! i have experienced the emotions of a whole life during this month. This period was full of excellent feelings, new knowledge and an enormous self-improvement. My soul, my consciousness and my body got invaluable experience! I thank, Gurudji with love and respect!

  • Natalie Holmes

    Om Shanti Om Yoga School Facebook page

    The course is thorough and all-encompassing, prioritizing students’ needs and positive experiences. The teachers are extremely passionate and knowledgeable, and their joy at sharing their wisdom is infectious. Whether you want to teach yoga or deepen your practice, Om Shanti Om is the school, Rishikesh is the place, and self-knowledge is the destination.

  • Prince Hemu Masant

    Om Shanti Om Yoga School Facebook page

    Om Shanti Om is a nice school of yoga in Rishikesh, India. I am learning yoga here with guru ji Yogi Dinesh, who is a good teacher with 18 years yoga experience.

  • Yuqin California

    Om Shanti Om Yoga School Facebook page

    A journey that I had always wanted, a peaceful and meaningful one. Rishikesh surprised me with its crowds and abundant choices in yoga schools. I booked with Om Shanti school for a seven-day retreat and loved it. Everyone in the studio is very very nice, helpful and sweet. Yogi Dinesh is absolutely a master in his field, his wife Priya is a gentle spirit, and always smiling, Hemu and his humble friends... above all that, I had a room overlooking the Ganga river and Himalaya, couldn't ask for more. Thank you Om Shanti for a wonderful beginning of 2017.

  • Eryn Johnson

    Om Shanti Om Yoga School's Website

    I have done my 200-hour training here at Om Shanti Om Yoga School. Yogi Dinesh and Priya are fantastic teachers and leaders and the course is a great blend of many different classes- asana, pranayama, philosophy, alignment, ayurveda, satsang, anatomy, meditation, etc. You can also come drop in for a yoga class in the morning and afternoon or a meditation in the evening!! Lovely place.

  • Vanda Dita Gallo

    Om Shanti Om Yoga School's Website

    My 200h TTC was amazing! One of the BEST experiences of my life. Teachers are very nice, kind, have a lot of knowledge and good English skills, so everything is clear. There are different lessons like philosophy, Ayurveda, anatomy, different types of meditation techniques and of course Prana Yama. Yogi Dinesh is a true yogi with all the right life principles and high yoga skills that he's ready to share witch each and every student! There are many schools in Rishikesh, but I highly recommend this school if you are interested in learning the best that yoga teacher training offers. I'm very thankful to have been there.

  • Gitte Grove Poulsen

    Om Shanti Om Yoga School's Website

    I will never be able to properly express how much I loved my time at Om Shanti Om, so consider this my best try. Becoming a yoga teacher has truly changed my life and it will change yours too. Priya and Dinesh are the loveliest people, who genuinely care about the well-being of their students. They are wonderful teachers and great role models. I wouldn't have wanted my teacher training anywhere else. Thank you so much to Om Shanti Om for the experience of a lifetime.

  • Mihaela Constantin

    Om Shanti Om Yoga School's Website

    Om Shanti Om! Was for me the Gateway to a real Yogy experience! I found here amazing and dedicated people that are a living example of what a Yogi should be. I expanded my knowledge and I refined my yoga practice . Thank you Dinesh and Priya for this wonderful experience and looking forward to see you for 300 TTC. Namaste!

  • Sandra Woznicki Connecticut, USA

    Om Shanti Om Yoga School Facebook page

    I practiced here for two weeks, last year, and had an amazing experience. I hope I can come back some day!

  • Julian United Kingdom

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    I had a truly wonderful time at Akshi Yogashala courtesy of Om Shanti Om. This week followed a wonderful experience with another yoga school the week before which left me with high expectations. I was not disappointed in any respect and Priya, Dinesh and Vivek from Akshi took extremely good care of me and made me feel so welcome. The 7 day retreat was a perfect balance of fantastic yoga from varied instructors, really good food in a very friendly setting and wonderful company from all of the other guests and completed everything I was looking for from my second experience in India. I highly recommend it to anyone wanting an impactful and deeply relaxing retreat.

  • Brittney Betzer United States

    Om Shanti Om Yoga School's Website

    I loved this beautiful little space and the massively talented and knowledgeable Dinesh. The classes were so well paced, thoughtful, fun, challenging and energizing. It was really fun to practice alongside the current YTT students, was so excited for them and also envious of their experience. Can't wait to visit Om Shanti Om again soon and would love to see Dinesh in NYC!

  • John Lee

    Om Shanti Om Yoga School's Website

    Very cool Asana sequences. Dinesh you are so creative and joyful in your lessons :-) Thank you for letting my own creativeness explore so many varieties.

  • Ethel Saul

    Om Shanti Om Yoga School Facebook page

    From the moment I walked in, I knew I made the right choice for yoga teacher training school. Yogi Dinesh and Priya took us into their home and treated us like family. Soul kitchen added to that family atmosphere with heart warming delicious meals. Learning yoga philosophy helped me to understand not only yoga on a deeper level, but a better understanding of the purpose of life. Yogi Dinesh's dynamic classes are sought out by visitors outside the school who comment that it is the best class in town. Because of the constant attention with each student and emphasis on meditation, alignment, safety, breath and beautiful chanting, the Union of body and mind through breath is easily achieved. The location of the school is on the holy Ganges River where we spent time doing ceremonies, yoga, studying and just being. Bring pants to cover the knees and shirts that cover the shoulders when in class. Also, it gets cold in November. Anything that is needed is within a five-minute walk along the river. Namaste!

  • Crispian Jackson

    Om Shanti Om Yoga School Facebook page

    Loved the experience of improving my yoga with Dinesh. The classes where fantastic, challenging, informative, educational and most importantly fun, with plenty of laughter. Thank you so much, I will be back!

  • Carlus Taga Spain

    Om Shanti Om Yoga School Facebook page

    It was a great experience in Rishikesh doing yoga with Dinesh. The classes are very funny and adaptable to everybody from beginners to advanced-level guests.

  • Tomomi Seo Akita, Japan

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    This is an amazing school for yoga teacher training course! I am a typical asana loving girl who has been enjoying Dinesh's hatha yoga classes! He is very funny, friendly and good at teaching in details. You can drop in his class and you will definitely love it! Thanks to YTTC curriculum, I like other classes, such as pranayama, anatomy, ayurveda, mantra and meditation as well now. I strongly recommend this school to those who are interested in yoga and YTTC.

  • Joelle Haddad UAE

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    I really enjoyed my 200 hour TTC course in Om Shanti Om! The teachers are all very knowledgeable and kind, the syllabus is very comprehensive and the food is amazing! Priya and Dinesh really go out of their way to make sure everyone is comfortable and taken care of. The most comfortable home away from home.

  • Eryn Nicole Delaware, USA

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    Such an incredible experience. I'm so happy I came here for my 200-hour training!! Dinesh and Priya are the loveliest people and do a great job with the course. And the food is so good!! Definitely recommend!!

  • Yotham Hakol Tov

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    Without a doubt - the best school in Rishikesh! Try it!

  • Maria Dela Cruz Alberta, Canada

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    Fantastic teacher, fantastic staff! Gurus Dinesh and Priya are the best! Come and experience true traditional Hatha Yoga, philosophy and much more!

  • Maria Malakhova Russia

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    Wonderful yoga school! Here, I got the best yoga experience I have ever had before! Good asanas practice, as well as spiritual practice. Dinesh Ji is an amazing teacher, very good, skilled, and with a splendid personality! And Dinesh's Guru Swami Yogananda Maharaj Ji is a really divine soul! I practiced yoga at Om Shanti Om in 2014 and hope to come again this winter!

  • Kristen Thiess

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    Doing my 200-hour teacher training course at Om Shanti Om was such a great experience! Dinesh is an amazing teacher, informative and fun! He changed my life. Rishikesh is the place to come. I will definitely come back to Om Shanti Om to complete my 300-hour teacher training course!

  • Lynsey Smith

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    I did my 200-hour yoga teacher training here, it was a challenging but amazing and rewarding experience. It was a professionally-run course with wonderful teachers. Thank you, Dinesh and Priya, for everything I learned from you.

  • Tytti Nurmikolu

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    What a lovely place! The three yoga classes are amazingly good and the atmosphere is warm. Everybody is welcome! I give it five stars!

  • Cassie J. Richards

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    I really enjoyed this course and got so much out of it! I highly recommend it and I am already trying to plan a way to come back to do my 300 hours. The yoga is well taught and pushes you to levels where you can only improve. Thanks to Pria and Dinesh for the amazing experience!

  • Candace Adachi Japan

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    Wonderful school and warm generous couple. Priya and Dinesh made my stay in Rishikesh very enjoyable and rewarding. The course was more than I expected and the quality of the yoga was excellent. I will be forever grateful for this experience. I highly recommend this school for an authentic learning experience.

  • Elizaveta Keleynova

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    Everything was great. It was the best experience ever!

  • Angela Holzer

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    This was a fabulous yoga teacher training program. You will not be disappointed!

  • Astrid Elkin

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    Excellent location, fantastic teachers, and very good and creative organic food. I was looking for a true Hatha yoga school and this is what you will find here. The yoga classes conducted by Yogi Dinesh are truly inspiring and have a very professional approach. The teacher training course is packed, diversified and keeps you busy during the long day. I find I have been extremely lucky to have chosen to take my teacher training course here! I warmly recommend this place.

  • Isabelle Basoni

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    I did my 300-hour training course in six weeks in February and March 2016 with Om Shanti Om. I had already done the first 200 hours in France, and the teachings I have received with Om Shanti Om and the different teachers have really helped me to improve my practice and knowledge on yoga and philosophy. Dinesh and his lovely wife Priya teach with love and professionalism, they do their best to give the students a very good yoga training and knowledge about India. On Sunday, they took us to visit Rishikesh. I spent six very beautiful weeks with them and I plan to come back to Rishikesh very soon. Lots of thanks to them. Om Namah Shiva.

  • Yogi Lalit

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    The best yoga teacher training school in Rishikesh, India. I did the yoga training here, it was so awesome. I love it!

  • Ariel Talts

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    Loved my teacher training experience! Such a lovely family, from the restaurant to the guesthouse to the yoga studio itself!

  • Himanshu Masant

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    I only want to say it is the best school for yoga students in Rishikesh. They have good teachers.

  • a traveler

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    I did my teacher training at Om Shanti Om school and it was a really great experience! It is the best place in Rishikesh to learn yoga. I loved the mantra, adjustment, meditation, and practice classes. A good place to do your training. Thank you, Dinesh and Priya.

  • Fendor Dorka

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    Om Shanti Om Yoga School is a very professional place to study yoga. Their teacher training is great. Dinesh and Priya are taking such good care of everyone and are so helpful with everything you may need during your stay. The food from Soulkitchen, where you eat if you book everything included, is vegan, different every day, and delicious. All the teachers are real professionals, each one in their subject. The meditations with Priya are wonderful. I can only recommend Om Shanti Om for a teacher training. Rishikesh is the best place to do this, anyway. Thank you!

  • Pankaj Rana

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    A professional yoga teacher training school in Rishikesh: I just heard this after joining Om Shanti Om's yoga teacher training course, which I really loved a lot. Thank you, Om Shanti Om Yoga School, for changing my life by yoga!

  • Pravesh Jakhmola

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    Professional yoga teacher training school in Rishikesh. A real yoga guru I have really met. Thanks, Om Shanti Om Yoga School, Rishikesh.

  • Virginia United States

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    Very beautiful classes with precise and gentle adjustments from a very dedicated yogi, Yogi Dinesh. I wish you all the best.

  • Luke Australia

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    Om Shanti Om has fantastic teachers. I feel like flying like an eagle after two weeks here. I wish you peace, light, and love.

  • Saurabh Awasthi

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    A professional yoga teacher school in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand.

  • Amit Ghildiyal

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    The best yoga school in Rishikesh. I loved the way you teach. Thanks, Om Shanti Om Yoga School!

  • Rahul Chauhan

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    I can tell from my own experience that this is the best yoga training school. It is lovely!

  • Christopher Germany

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    Thank you so much, Dinesh and Priya! Eight weeks ago, I came here with so little flexibility and very basic knowledge. Now, after five weeks of teacher training course, I will go home with so much more. More silence inside my mind and body, more flexibility, and much more detailed knowledge about yoga philosophy. The Ayurveda lessons were very helpful and I also have so much more experience in asanas, meditation, and breathing techniques.

    I was not planning to teach, I started this course just as an intensive one for myself, but I wish to thank you for your love, your confidence, and your funny and authentic techniques. I will really continue for myself and I have already invited some friends for free classes to practice teaching and keep in yog, union, with myself.

    Thanks again so much!


  • Inge Switzerland

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    Dearest Dinesh and Priya,

    I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart. Thank you for your patience, wisdom, kindness, knowledge, love, and compassion. I feel truly grateful and blessed for being able to receive your knowledge and being your student at Om Shanti Om. You are both beautiful souls, stay that way.

    Much love and light.

  • Yarden Israel

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    Thank you for the amazing five weeks in this teacher training course. I learned so much, I cannot explain it in words. This place is made with love and I could feel it in my first yoga lesson with Yogi Dinesh. I now have a lot of tools to help me continue my practice in my country and to share this knowledge with other people. I will be grateful to you forever for the peace and real happiness that I found here at Om Shanti Om.

    You say that we are not supposed to get attached but I did! I cannot wait for my next visit here!

  • Barbara Belgium

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    Om Shanti Om Yoga School is the best choice I could have made! Yogi Dinesh, Priya, and the whole team of gurujis not only shared their knowledge with us, but they took care of our personal needs as well! You will feel welcome here and take home a heart full of health, happiness, and peace!

  • Danielle Spain

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    Dinesh Ji, the yoga class was awesome. Doing this made me very happy. I hope to do this again, you are the best.

  • Anastasya Cherevko Ukraine

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    Amazing place, for sure made with love. Two weeks of training passed with one breath, but left deep impression. And I will be always grateful to the most inspiring teacher I've ever met-Yogi Dinesh- for this unforgettable adventure and for leading in love-full and peaceful way. Special thanks to Priya for warm heart and best example of true femininity, and to Amarna Anand for opening hearts in amazing Osho's meditations. Namaste! All the blessings to your school!

  • Esra

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    I had an absolutely amazing time during the 200-hour yoga teacher training at Om Shanti Om registered yoga school in Rishikesh, January 2016. Traveling to India to learn yoga was one of best decisions in my life. Many thanks to Yogi Ji Dinesh Shastri for the meditation classes, to Mrs. Priya for the yoga philosophy classes, to Guru Buddhi Prakesh Ji, who was a student of Maharshi Mahesh yogi's ashram for 20 years, known as The Beatles ashram, and to Swami Yogi Yogendra Mishra for the Ayurveda classes. Thanks to Dr. Ushs Vaishnava for all your support. They are all Indian and were raised with the philosophies that they teach at the school. I also had the chance to meet people from all around the world who came here to join the yoga teacher training course. There is no need to mention the delicious food and comfortable accommodation provided by the school. I will definitely come back. Namaste.

  • Suresh Nautiyal

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    Doing yoga with Yogi Dinesh is not like doing an exercise class. He takes your body and soul on a whole new journey every time, where you get to experience yourself on a different level. You always leave his class with sadness that it has ended but also with a smile of the inner joy it has produced. Thank you, Yogi Dinesh and your whole team, for the best support. I want to give a title name for your school: professional yoga teacher training in Rishikesh.

  • Ayush Thapliyal

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    Professional yoga teacher training school in Rishikesh; I heard this term from all the students from here and I really knew it was true when I came here. Thanks, Om Shanti Om Yoga School!

  • Louise Roy

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    Such friendly people and really great classes!

  • Anusuya Juyal

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    The best yoga teacher training school in Rishikesh. Join here now, hurry up!

  • Olga Shumakova Russia

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    The teachers are great! The subjects are interesting, there are Ayurveda classes, where you can find your type of dosha; pranayama to explore your breath; meditation, you should try the best one, yoga Nidra; mantra chanting; and yoga philosophy. Thanks to the teachers for the interesting presentations and anatomical yoga therapy. There is yoga practice every day, we had three hours of yoga and special subject yoga teaching methodology. Big thanks to Yogi Dinesh Chander for Sunday pranayama. Thanks a lot to Om Shanti Om!

  • Charlie United Kingdom

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    When I came, I was a student. Today, I am leaving as a teacher but I will always be a student of Om Shanti Om. Thank you for everything!

  • Jessica Todd United Kingdom

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    After weeks of research, I finally decided to do my 200-hour teacher training course at Om Shanti Om Yoga. I arrived at Om Shanti Om's idyllic yoga village with a warm welcome and a cup of chai. The course started the next morning at dawn; it was a day filled with intense yoga practice, insightful lectures, and self-discovery within your own practice and others. The relaxed atmosphere at the shala and vast knowledge and experience of the teachers were truly inspiring.

  • Julia Europe

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    What an amazing experience! I completed the 200-hour yoga teacher training course in December and absolutely loved every minute of it. My practice has never been so good and I left the course much stronger than before. The teachers had me working harder than ever and I achieved so much during the four weeks. I completed the course and stayed in Putnem to teach drop-in classes at Om Shanti Om Yoga. I cannot wait to return!

  • Lauren Pitts United States

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    I came to Om Shanti Om yoga teacher training course for one month and underwent a life-changing experience. I saw my physical practice improve greatly over the four-week course, as well as my attitude and understanding of yoga and the philosophy behind it. Om Shanti Om has a unique style of teaching, which encourages you to push yourself to your personal maximum using their knowledge and support.

  • Kay

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    I did the three-week intensive course at Om Shanti Om Yoga like a yoga holiday in India. Having been practicing yoga for less than a year, my intention was to practice more intensively so that I would become more flexible on my tight hamstrings and back. What l have learned was much more profound than just loosening my tight hamstrings. Thank you very much and I hope to see you again on the mat!

  • Niva Sharabi Israel

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    Five weeks passed so quickly for me because every day was so interesting. I enjoyed learning new things in my yoga teacher training course. Om Shanti Om is a warm place that gives their students as much help as possible. The course was professional with important classes for me. I learned a lot and have many things to take with me for my life and for my teaching experience.

  • Eugeniu Gurduza Israel

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    My experience at Om Shanti Om was wonderful. I studied in a very calm and peaceful environment and with excellent teachers. We started with yoga asanas and satsangs with Yogi Dinesh, then, we went through yoga Nidra meditation with Sarah, and, finally, we took Ayurveda classes with the best doctor around here. I have improved a lot physically and spiritually and got a lot of practical knowledge to take with me back home. I recommend this school to everyone who is looking for deep yogic knowledge or just wants to feel nice with their body to come, study, and enjoy your stay at Om Shanti Om.

  • Swetlana Vorobeva Russia

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    Great thanks to all the teachers from Om Shanti Om Yoga School and especially to Dinesh for wonderful, unforgettable yoga classes and all the knowledge I got during my study! Om Shanti Om is gorgeous, filled with skilled teachers, high-level yoga practice, and a real magical atmosphere. I sincerely wish all people who have begun to study yoga, both beginners on the great yoga path and those who are already in love with yoga, meet Dinesh and his Om Shanti Om Yoga School. Once you come to Om Shanti Om, you will always love this school. We love you, Dinesh!

  • Pavel Sysoev Russia

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    I have known Dinesh for a long time and my dream about the perfect yoga course came true when I visited Rishikesh again. My teacher training course of five weeks was an incredible experience in my yoga life. Each day was unrepeatable. The course helped me to improve my asanas, to get more knowledge about philosophy, to meet a lot of new friends, and to understand more about Indian culture and lifestyle. Great thanks to all the teachers at Om Shanti Om, who know the best way to learn yoga and everything about that. And special thanks to Sarah; without you, Om Shanti Om would never be what it is, you make Om Shanti Om have peace. I wish Dinesh and Om Shanti Om keep being the best yoga school in Rishikesh forever.

  • Sebastian Goldsmith Australia

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    From my first few classes at Om Shanti Om, I already felt as if I was a member of the family. I will cherish the memories of the three months I spent with this family for the rest of my life. I look forward to returning to Om Shanti Om over the years to harvest the valuable and vast knowledge that Yogi Dinesh has to offer. I feel that after my three months of learning under the guidance of Yogi Dinesh, I have learned not only the practice of asanas, meditation, and mantra, but I even learned a way of life that brings me closer to God with each moment.

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