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World Peace Yoga School

Uttarakhand, India

World Peace Yoga School offers yogic practices and provides the correct understanding, context, traditions, and meaning of yogic science, asana, and philosophy.

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Instructors 13

Vishnu Panigrahi

Yogi Vishnu is the founder and visionary of World Peace Yoga School and he is an exceptionally accomplished teacher. He knows how to read the beautiful language of Sanskrit, has extensively studied spiritual scriptures on a wide array of topics, and has his masters degree in both yoga and Sanskrit.

Dr. Gaurav Agrawal

Dr. Gaurav Agrawal is an experienced philosophy and meditation teacher. As a professor of clinical psychology in an Indian university, he is well versed in both ancient and modern sciences of mind. He was born in a religious Hindu family which gave him chance to learn and practice Indian spiritual values from the beginning.

Swami Shri Kasyap Ji

Swami Ji is a yoga philosophy, meditation, pranayama, and healing teacher. Swami Ji developed exceptional hobbies of touring the great vibrating Himalayas in pursuit of acquiring meditational and yogic skills to become a master of "Mistry School".

Dr. E. Amaravathi

Dr. E. Amaravathi is a pranayama, meditation, therapy, and anatomy teacher. She is an accomplished yoga therapist and a modern guru, who has relentlessly pursued integrating scientific and medical approaches to yoga therapy. She is a Master in physiotherapy with specialization in cardiovascular and pulmonary disorders. She has tremendous expertise in ICU rehabilitation, physiotherapy applications in various conditions, and therapeutic yoga.

Vidushi Sharma

Vidushi is a certified and registered yoga teacher. Spiritual and professional, she has an experience of 12 years in the field of yoga, as a yoga trainer with diversified experience of training in schools, colleges, prisons, ashrams, institutions, spas, wellness centers, gyms, and corporate houses.


Tarika is an international wellness coach with over 10 years of rich and deep experience in natural wellness medicine and macrobiotics. She has trained, consulted, and taught in a variety of locations such as Spain, the United States, and all across India. She is also a published author, a level III Reiki Master, a Kundalini yoga teacher, and is the founder of Sacred Swan, an organization that promotes health and creativity of women and children.

Moksha Priya Ji

Yoga Alliance RYT 500 (Hatha Yoga)

She is a certified and registered yoga teacher at (500 RYT). With 15 years of teaching experience around the world, Moksha teaches meditation, pranayama, Hatha yoga, mantras chanting, and yoga philosophy. Moksha is one of the most popular teachers in the world.

Yogi Naveen Raj

Naveen Raj, also known as yogi Naveen, is a pranayama and meditation teacher. He is a spiritual seeker. After closely observing life, he has realized that worldly pleasure are not real and long lasting. He felt the divine inner urge to tread on the path of spirituality and assimilated of the eight limbs of Patanjali Ashtanga yoga, teachings of Srimad Bhagwad Gita, Ramayana, and Swami Vivekananda, without any dilutions and modifications. To him, life is the subject of self-research.

Yogi Dhirendra

Dhirendra is a Hatha and Ashtanga certified yoga teacher. He is one of the most popular teachers in the world.

Yogi Umesh Sharma

Umesh is an Ashtanga and Hatha yoga teacher. He has done his master in yogic sciences and has been teaching yoga for 15 years. He is very simple with a high state of intelligence and very gentle soul. Everyone loves his true teaching and true nature. Umesh's each class is very inspiring.

Yogesh Jakhmola

Yogesh is a young and dynamic teacher. He teaches Human Anatomy, Physiology & Yoga therapy at world peace yoga school. His passion for teaching always inspires him to gain in-depth knowledge of his subject. His teaching is based on theory, discussion and demonstration, using all tools and techniques. He has done Masters in Yoga Science & Yoga Therapy. He is also certified in 200 Hours YTTC.

Yogi parlad ji

He is a hatha yoga teacher at (wpys) for more than a year. He is completely stablished in hatha yoga. Parlad ji’s teaching style is completely different than others, he teaches with full of love, respect as well as unders tanding that each of us needed. These qualities make him a good yoga teacher. Parlad ji born & brought up in Rishikesh, learnt yoga in Rishikesh with many great masters, he is well experienced teacher with good practical knowledge. He has a Master in yoga sciences from uttarkhand university. 500 hours certified yoga teacher with yoga alliance USA.

Ajay Dashmana

Ajay Dashmana is a reputed teacher of Yoga Anatomy & Yoga Therapy in Rishikesh. He has in depth knowledge in the field of Yoga Anatomy, Physiology & Yoga Therapy. He imparts knowledge on a deeper level that helps people to lead a healthy and peaceful life. The philosophy of his life is “Educate and Transform”. He has done Diploma in Yogic Science. He is also certified in 500 Hours YTTC.

Reviews 50

  • Jo Veronica United Arab Emirates

    September 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    I liked it all.

    I just recommend better communication with all students. Maybe update the FB page to give notice. Very minor.

  • Anonymous

    July 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    Everyone was so friendly and helpful. There is a cleaning staff that works hard to keep the school clean. The good was excellent. Lots to try. Teachers were fun and clearly explained content. They truly care about our education.

    My shower didn't work well and was cold. The rest of the room was great!

  • Kyle Konecny United States

    May 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    the teachers were the only positive to come out of it

    Electricity was constantly out. I can get over that.

    Didn't have water for day on end. It took a lot to get over it but I did.

    Slipped and fell on stairs - no railings. After a nasty fall, I mentioned this to the staff, they laughed and blamed the language barrier as a reason for not understanding. Inexcusable.

    Lack of cleanliness in kitchen got everyone got sick. Inexcusable.

    Rooms/ bathrooms were filthy. Inexcusable.

    No organization for Sunday excursion. - expected, its India.

    I could go on but rather not relive this experience.

  • Prachi Mehta United States

    January 2018, BookMeditationRetreats

    The food on Christmas night was good and elaborate.

    Someone came to pick me.from the bus station and also took me.to the market for shopping since it was very cold and i had to buy some.thermals. The driver and his partner were very kind , sweet and considerate.

    The excursion to the Shiv temple from where you could see the himalayas was awesome.

    I got there as planned on Dec 25 and my room was not ready due to plumbing issues. They transfered me to a not so good place across the street and it's only when I created disagreement at the unfairness did they transfer me to another more decent place. My room.was not ready for another two nights and by then it was too late to really change rooms so i decided to quit the retreat program and take yoga classes near by at different studios on my own. The yoga instructor assigned to the retreat was not good at all and was teaching us like we were in a teachers training programme and not a retreat. He kept repeating himself.

    WPY was unable to offer me what i had enrolled for and also did not return my deposit even though it is they who breached the contract.

    I felt cheated by the experience and will.not return or recommend the school.

  • Simona Mihaela Chiriacescu Romania

    November 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    The comunication and the atitude of the staff. They are very friendly and want to help you.

    The environment and the athmosphere at the center.

    My room was very clean with a nice view. Hot water.

    Food is very good and you can eat as much as you want. You cand order anytime tea or cofe. This is realy important because you can t get this facilities in all the places.

    Guruji Vishnu takes care of each person to be happy. He took me on his motorbike in the morning to participate to his pranayama classes because I told him I woild like more.

    Abhishek is a great guide and wonderful being. He helped me a lot with the simcard, info about India and motorbike.

    They provide awesome trips to different places.

    I had a real nice yoga retreat at world peace yoga school. I will definetly come back. They made my journey in Rishikesh to be amazing. Thank you yoga teacher Kim, to Shooba, Abhisek and all the staff. Keep doing wonderful things. Hope to see you back soon.

  • Konstantin Grisin Latvia

    November 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    We ve been together with my wife and both of us are very grateful to WPYS for making our week retreat unforgettable.

    1. We ve been met in airport (perfectly on time)

    2. Stay was very good, rooms are big, clean with everything you need. Spacious yoga hall with all neseccery supplies and one hall on the roof. Amazing view from the roof.

    3. Food was perfect thanks to the guys in kitchen - fresh, light but nutritious and tasty. And they always asked us for preferences.

    4. Location is very nice as well - many small shops, place to it and enjoy Rishikesh. Beatles ashram 2.5km walking diatance.

    5. And of course teachers are professionals with a lot of knowledge to share, very friendly and helpful.

    That we had to leave our new family.

  • Crina Pastor Great Britain

    October 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    I am gratefull and lucky to meet the teachers, so passioned about there work, that had shared there knowledge, to the stuf from the kitchen for making me fall in love with the indian cuisine, to those that organized and were with us every sunday on the outdoor excursions,and to all those that i meet or not, but were there taking care of us.

    Namaste, Crina from Romania! t

  • Jesper Brodén Sweden

    July 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    The love between the students attending. The teachers love and commitment. The magic of Laxman Juhla. The warm and heartfelt smiles of the people living there. I would go back without hesitation but the world is a big place..if you are indecisive about booking this course or not, don't be, it will be worth it!

    Thank you for everything!

    That the course ended

  • Magali Clazon Argentina

    July 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    I really enjoy the classes, the people, the food. Very nice ambient :)

    At arrival the driver take me to other place without notice

  • Anonymous

    June 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    some Of the classes And teachers.

    daily schedual

  • Sela Felker Canada

    June 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    The teachers are very knowledgable and are open to any questions or doubts you may have. The food is always delicious and ready for you to eat and the chef is willing to better fit your needs as he is very kind.

    The rooms are large with a good working fan and the option to add air conditioning. Staff is always willing to help you and answer questions and provide best experience. The views from common areas is absolutely breath taking and worth seeing. This was an amazing journey and I grew so much as a person. I came out with so much more knowledge and wisdom than expected and felt so blessed to be apart of the Work Peace Yoga School family.

  • Anonymous

    May 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    awesome school , awesome teachers , surrounded with all the awesome people .

    kitchen chef Raj is such a nice person who always try to serve the best for us . nothinf negative to say about wpys !!

  • Katerina Mirialli United States

    May 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    Teachers were professionals and really kind. The hole staff treated as with respect and gratitude. I'm pleaded in every way. The location of the school ,in my opinion, is the best it could be.

    I could say food was kind of spicy for me.

  • Yolanda Lee Hong Kong

    May 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    The teachers are enthusiastic in teaching and demonstrate a yogi lifestyle and mindset themselves. They created a good environment which stimulates an exchange of thoughts between students. learn a lot about myself and life here.

    Also, they teach much more than the official 200-hr requirement, we learn a lot about Ayurveda (i love that!), yoga therapy (which is in 300-hr), etc.

    However, many students got diarrhea while staying, not sure is the maladaption to india or general food problem.

  • Antonella Fimiani Republic of South Africa

    April 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    The people were amazing, the quality of yoga and the instructors were unbelievable

  • Chiara Kofol Germany

    April 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    Everything. After adjusting to the chaos in the streets I got the magic of Rishikesh. The power of river Ganga, on the beaches you feel it's sound and it's energy, you understand why it's considered divine. In the evening the mountains sorround Rishikesh as if they were black clouds against the grey sky and the tows echoes all the prayers coming from the ashrams. People are awesome, not attached to money, welcoming and spiritual. Yoga teachers are amazing, very well prepared and able to help you correcting the postures in a very professional way. I'll go back.

    I just had to adjust the first day to walking on Laxman Juhla bridge with scooters, monkeys, cows and people in the rush our. But it's part of the experience and I am missing it now that I had to come back!

  • Amina Hasanovic Germany

    December 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    Ich wollte ursprünglich nur lernen und gesundes Essen, ich bekam 20 neue Freunde und ganz wissen. Ich fühle mich gut und habe mein Herz chakra geöffnet ;-)

  • Anonymous

    December 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    enseignement de qualité, cours très intéressants.

    Sur un séjour de 15 jours , la moitié du tarif comprend les cours et la nourriture, l'autre moitié est pour l'hébergement. A ce prix (600 euros /mois) vous aurez une chambre partagé avec salle de bain. La salle de bain est très sale (même si elle peu paraitre propre pour l'Inde) , les drap et serviette était toutes très tachés et les couvertures et oreillers sentait vraiment mauvais . des plastique jonches les plates bandes des jardins ainsi que du vieux linge oublié. Je ne m'attarderai pas sur le lieu de lavage de la vaisselle qui était franchement dégoutant et écoeurant (la vaisselles égoutait dans un vieux jus) et le filtre de l'eau osmosé pissait jaune (ne buvez surtout pas l'eau !!) brefffff à un prix qui avoisine les tarifs européen vous aurez un taudis .... sinon vous pouvez trouver un hébergement de même qualité pour 3 fois loin chère dans les abords immédiat ......si vous comptez toujours dormir là bas n'oubliez pas votre serviette de bain et un oreiller si vous avez la place !

  • Diana Cruz Colombia

    July 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    The energy of the people you meet in a yoga retreat is absolutely beautiful, I learned a lot from all my classmates and we where constantly charing questions and very nice energy. I changed both physically and mentally, because I got way much more flexible and I started learn how to live in the present and I love it.

    India is not the cleanest nor organized country but if you have good attitude you will enjoy it a looot. To be honest it all depend on you. It is n entire experience, I absolutely recomend it.

    Thanks very much for this experience

    I didn't like the living conditions of the staff. It is something that really need to change. They should be pay way much better (according to the price we pay to go there) and get rooms with less people and AC.

  • Maureen Cervantes United Mexican States

    July 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    Los profesores son muy buenos, y es muy lindo compartir con compañeros de todo el mundo. La ubicación de la escuela es buena. Todo el personal de la escuela es muy amable en general.

    When they deliver the rooms, several complain that wasn't bed linen or towels. The quarters are as pictured but no towels or sheets and not so clean. You ask them and they are very nice, but everything is very grimy and frequently used. each one has to buy a toilet paper. When you wash your clothes will take years to dry because there is not where to put clothing and is very uncomfortable to have that look in the Chamber where... with those details resolved the stay would be wonderful..

  • Maria Victoria Spataro Argentina

    May 2017, BookMeditationRetreats

    Me encanto todo. El lugar es hermoso, grande y bien cuidado. Los profesores son un amor. Esta muy buen ubicado. Todos me cuidaron mucho. Me sentí como en casa. Una experiencia inolvidable lo súper recomiendo.

    La comida

  • Elena Grankina Russia


    I had an amazing experience of staff discovery, studying and developing physically and mentally very good teachers, great facility, nice staff. Thank you for everything!

  • Ving Liu China



    Next time I will be back here to get continue drum lessons from headmaster!

  • Shayla Roufosse Canada


    A Pivotal moment in my life.

  • Leena Al-haidari Saudi Arabia


    Great staff, Great teachers, Great atmosphere, Beautiful location & food.

  • Aino Priha Finland


    I definitely learned a lot, good tools for better life which to take with me and cherish.

  • Corinna Iudicelli Italy


    Very Intense + challenging experience. I came as a beginner and I go back as a beginner that is more awake of is to start. More awake of my strength + weaknesses ( mentally + physically). Learn a lot from great teachers. The teachers is really worked. Thank you for this excellent. Opportunity of performance development

  • Victoria Spataro Argentina


    It was the best experience of my life I learn much more than yoga. I learn about life.

  • Serena Laus Italy


    My time of learning and observing at WPYS was life changing! I am grateful for every teaching. I have received both on and off the mat. My heart is filled with love. NAMASTE

  • Johan Osterberg Sweden


    It’s been a great experience. Very good teachers and I have learned a lot.

  • Kathy Harasym Canada


    Interesting but good. A true learning experience + time for personal growth

  • Huan Hua China


    Good. Excellent. Will come to attend 300 hrs TTC

  • Kyle Konecny United States


    For the first time I was able to see My true self vs. My ego. I feel fortunate to

    have come into this amazing family. Rishikesh & Teaching Staff was life changing.

  • Vanessa Grichting Switzerland


    It was harder than I expected. But every minute was worth it! I learned Yoga. But the most I learned about myself.

  • Milly Toovey Australia


    An experience of a lifetime, one that I will never forget & so incredibly grateful for life opportunity.

    It was Challenging Physically, Emotionally & Spiritually. I am going to have feeling BLISS. Can’t get any better than that.

  • Mireia Beas Moix Spain


    Great! the school staff and cooks have been very supportive and helpful! Many wonderful new friends!

  • Margery Masterson United Kingdom


    This has been a truly transformative experience and I am grateful for all the experiences.

  • Yolanda Lee Hong Kong


    Very impressive teaching and teachers. open my eyes to yoga way to living and thinking. Warm and lovely atmosphere, among classmate.

  • Alba Ruigomez Pastor Spain


    The experience was very good, the food was amazing every day, the staff ,the group was very nice.

  • Kathleen Souvertjis Australia


    Rishikesh is Magical- Truly Transformative

  • Edith Jakobs Canada


    The staff where great they did their best to make sure you where happy The accommodation is in a half finished building. The dining hall is open to the elements monkeys run rampant. The pillows are very old and have turned a yellow brown. The beds are too old as well. It's nothing like what was projected on the website.

  • Anonymous


    My yoga teacher training was all in all good. The holder of the place Visnu, didn't seem into anything else but his own talk about cleanliness. Few days it was terribly cold and 2/3 of us got sick. But they didn't put heaters on rooms on Visnu's command, even though reception suggested it, because of money. We were really lucky cause he was away for two weeks of the time that we were there. I wanted to write an honest review about my experience but they didn't let me. They told me I'm an evil person who just wants to harm their school. Cause it was so cold few of the students being sick and disappointed dropped out. Visnu made them feel really bad about themselves and gave ridiculously little money back to them.

    Our ashtanga teacher Sanjeev was good and made us challenge ourselves. He was there for his first months. Our Hatha teacher Helen was lovely as a person but not really an inspiring yoga teacher. Neither of the teachers really aligned with us, which was a shame. Our yoga therapy teacher was really good and enthusiastic. Our yoga anatomy was touch by our hatha yoga teacher and from those classes I didn't really get anything out of. Yoga philosophy was good. And our pranayama and (in Visnu absense) meditation teacher was something exceptional. Because the presence of this Sanjeev, I hold no hurge to the place. Some things resonated with me and some things really didn't.

    Have to add to the review that our Ashtanga yoga teacher Sanjeev was really attentive cause my ankle was badly sprained in the last week of being there.

    But the reception, person who sang us mantras at the beginning and the end plus on kirtan and our pranayama teacher were really good and kind-hearted people, for them I would give more than five stars. I can't remember if I added already that the place changed locations since then, so maybe the temperature next January is tolerable.

    This was great learning experience for me but would never go back to that school as long as Visnu is the leader of the place. Hopefully they will have more stable staff from now on cause maybe that will improve the quality. The competition in Rishikesh between yoga schools is crazy, so always wherever in the world where money made from western people and competition. It might take take nasty turns

    Management Response from World Peace Yoga School:

    Our building, accommodation, campus and yoga studios are new and we are the most reputed school in Rishikesh with well qualified, PHD teachers with yogic background. Vishnu ji is master, spiritual body and one of the most happiest, loving person in Rishikesh. He always inspires students to live yogic life-style but some students don't want to follow it cause they think yoga is only physical exercise. Our purpose is always to bring change in people lives, to prepare their bodies, minds for yoga and it requires sacrifice for without sacrifice there is no absolute knowledge.

    About room heaters:

    It is very clear in our website as well as listings that we don't provide room heater. for the reason we teach breathing techniques in pranayama while course such us, how to heat the body, how to cool the body, how to control the mind with breathing so if some body use room heater before and after practice then it affects on body temperature and this way they can not learn or success techniques.

    About teachers:

    Helen is most paid and popular, knowledgeable teacher, she has been teaching more then 3 years around the world also loved by students the most.

    All over we understand people traveling long way to learn yoga from India but at same time they have to follow Indian yoga system. We can not support wrong behaviours cause it is against our whole system. our aim, our work purpose to give the whole world healthy and peaceful lifestyle.

  • Danielle Brazil


    I really love this experience. The school is serious and know what they're teaching us. Great teachers on theoretical part and on the asana part. My knowledge got organized and definitely increased. I got straight on my body and so I could improve my asanas. Staying in the school for the whole day helped to breath and learn more about mudras, pranayama, poses, cause we were hearing about them the whole day. Some rooms doesn't have balcony, but Its okay. The bed is big. And the shower is hot, even lasting for 10 minutes. We eat 3 times a day, the food is simple, but exactly what a yogi needs. We also have some trip arranged on our day off, witch are very nice. Includes temples and meditation. And we got a manual and some books to help us on our teacher training

  • Cornelia Germany


    I was among the lucky few who had the fantastic opportunity to participate in this August's 200hrs meditation teacher training at World Peace Yoga School. It was a truly transformational experience and my first step in becoming a real yogi. The teachers were incredibly supportive and knowledgeable during this journey and I learned more from them than I could express. They taught us different meditation techniques and gave us the opportunity to teach them ourselves. Daily asana and stretching practices made sure we improved our posture and were able to sit for an extended period of time. Also our philosophy and pranayama classes provided us with a deeper understanding of yogic practices and lifestyle. The staff also took us to exciting places on our days off and made sure we really enjoyed our stay in Rishikesh. I would highly recommend this teacher training to anyone interested in deepening their meditation practice or want to learn how to teach others. The location of the school is very nice, near the Ganga river and surrounded by nice little cafes and shops where you can buy everything you might need for your stay. I had a spacious room with balcony from which I could not only see the river, but also the most stunning sunsets. I will forever be grateful to Vishnu ji who opened my eyes in his magical guided meditations to other levels of consciousness and perceptions and will always be an inspiration as a teacher. I am sure I will come back soon to this very special place!

Testimonials 5

  • Sofia

    World Peace Yoga School website

    A challenging and transformational month with a world of learning and possibility ahead.

  • Helen

    World Peace Yoga School website

    Mind blowing life changing you saved my life forever grateful.

  • Kate

    World Peace Yoga School website

    Beautiful , Emotional , Spiritual

  • Sarah

    World Peace Yoga School website

    I had a good time the hatha & ashtanga classes were highlights though all the teachers were knowledgeable. All the students were really nice .

  • Katrine

    World Peace Yoga School website

    My overall experience is very good the location and facility are good and the staff and the teachers are really good.

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