AlakhYog teaches about asanas, anatomy, philosophy, treatment of emotional blockages, cure through the five elements, Nadi Vigyan, Nidra yoga, and breathing.

Instructors 4

Hari Kishan

He had envisioned of opening up of a yoga school that presents yoga in its true essence combined with the traditional detoxification science of Naturopathy. A large part of Hari Ji’s childhood was spent in serving and taking care of hundreds of sages and sadhus. Being a national level player in his youth, yoga was an essential part of his routine. However, he realized that in present times, the bodies of most people are full of emotional and other kinds of garbage, which hinders one’s growth. This led him to develop “Emotional Blockage” treatments as well as using Naturopathy detoxification.

Swami Yog Kulwant Ji

Swami Yog Kulwant Ji is one of the founders of Alakh Yog School. At a very young age, he left his home to seek inner bliss. He studied under many masters, who taught and encouraged him to meditate and complete his studies. Being a seeker, he was always interested in studying the subject of Philosophy, on which he has also done his PhD. After completing his education, he went deep into meditation and stayed in silence for many years. At present, he stays in silence for most of his time in Upper Himalayas and guides students and seekers in “Silent Retreats”.

Dr. Shri Yogi Chandrakant

Dr. Shri Yogi Chandrakant, is one of the lead yoga teachers at Alakh Yoga, born in a Brahmin family in an ancient village named Haripurkalan situated at the confluence of the seven Ganges. At the age of 8, he was enrolled in a Sanskrit School where learned about Yoga, Astrology, and Sanskrit as a language. In 2010, he was honored to give sessions during the ‘khumb Mela’ for International Yog Vedant Seva Kalyan Samiti (Shandilya Yogpeeth, Haridwar) where more than 2000 seekers gathered to acknowledge his teachings. His teachings are more refined as he mastered himself in Yogasana, Pranayam etc.

Girish Ji

One would rarely come across someone as humble and pleasant as Girish Ji. Even though he completed graduation in computer science and worked at Infosys (Leading Indian IT company) for about 3 years, he left all of it in his search for truth. He did Sadhana (meditation) at many places like South India, Nepal, Manali etc. A 10 day Vipassana Meditation in Pune changed his life forever. He was always interested in subjects like Anatomy and physiology, which pushed him to go for further studies. He has a degree of N.D.(Doctor of Naturopathy) and Y.D.(Doctor of Yoga).

Reviews 10

Melanie Haller

from Malaysia, May 2018


The last four weeks were insane. I learned not just so much about yoga, I learned especially even more about myself. The emotional blockage was life changing and the naturopathy so interesting. I finally got rid of my skin problems. All the teachers and helpers around were insane. Super friendly, helpful, funny and loving. We were like a big family. The food was outstanding and it was so relaxing to be not in rishikesh directly and be outside in the feelds. I highly recommend it!

Parvati T

from India, April 2018

"Excellent all round holistic course"

The positive energy and encouragement of the teachers pushes you beyond what you would have thought was your limit. The knowledge that is shared will expand your mental and spiritual horizons. Food, accommodation and environment are very good. Priceless experience!

Sophia Steinfeltz

from Germany, January 2018

"I extremely recommend this place"

I extremely recommend this place with all my heart. The experience of this course for me was widely amazing. The school is beautifully located in a calm area, meals are delicious and cooked with love and effort, staff is genuine and helpful, feels like a family. The classes are increasingly interesting and you keep motivated the whole time. Teachers are indescribable beautiful beings, talented and full of love & knowledge . This is a magic place to spend time and worthy to invest your money :) I'm beyond grateful for what this school has brought into my life.

Clara Röttger

from Germany, January 2018

"The best 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in India"

This was my third yoga teacher training and the best so far. Each module holds its own challenges, motivations and secrets. I enjoyed the asana classes very much. The teachers are great Yogis who teach from their own experience. Alakh Yog keeps their student number limited, most other school exceed 20-30 people per class. That was a huge plus point for me as I received attention and feedback from my teachers every day.

The overall energy in the ashram is very positive, peaceful and respectful. We enjoyed good friendships and learnt much about the Indian culture.

Ritu Manjuh

from Germany, January 2018

"Very nice course "

I liked my stay at Alakh Yog very much. The preciseness and wisdom of each teacher is beyond great. Throughout the course, each one of us was guided very well. The scenery was beautiful. I liked each and every day, even though it was very challenging at times. We practised yoga from early morning till evening, after one week I felt tired. But my teachers always encouraged me and showed me how to relax well. I became more energized day by day. I would also like to mention that the daily meals were incredible. I felt very well nourished and I think this is a very important part of such a training.

We also had a nice graduation ceremony where we shared our experiences, laughed, danced and received our certifications.

My experience here has been better than ever expected and I would like to recommend this school to anyone who is looking for an authentic 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training.

Swarleen Kaur

from Germany, February 2018

"life-changing, unique, inspirational "

the asana classes are taught extremely well! from the very first day I received great insights into yoga, meditation and pranayama. what makes this place special is the love and care from each teacher and staff member. we learnt how to live in a happy and peaceful community while contributing each. i learnt how to connect more to myself and listen to what's going on inside of me. It was also emphasized that we shouldn't compare ourselves to other always but focus on our personal growth and sterngths.

Maria Theresa

from Germany, February 2018

"life-shifting, transformational and unforgettable "

arriving back at home now, lets me reflect my month of yoga teacher training with Alakh Yog even better. The yoga School, teachers and ashram have provided a great space for us students to evolve, learn, grow and connect. Connecting with like-minded people feels amazing. I bacame a much more happy person during my yoga ttc here. We learnt about yoga, yes, but also about how to apply everything to our personal lives and relationships. The real yoga is not only about the postures! I removed so much negativity and stress from myself that I feel lighter and more pure. Alakh Yog was definitely the best choice for me. Whenever I needed something like towels, new sheets, a tea, they were there for me and made me feel comfortable. The yoga teachers are very good here, better than expected! They challenged us a lot while giving us also theoretical Infos about each posture. The course is structured well and effective. The food was diverse and tasty. Overall I can really say that I had the best time there and now benefit from my ttc at home. Truly unforgettable

Sabri Daumann

from Germany, January 2018

"Beautiful experience for my personal growth "

I was part of the January 2018 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training at Alakhyog in Rishikesh, India. 🤸🏻‍♀️

It was an unforgettable time and journey here. It’s difficult to explain, but I feel like I grew a lot during my yoga TTC here. The teachers are very knowledgeable and teach with joy and patience. It’s very challenging sometimes but no pain no gain😊

All students became very good friends during the course which was nice because we had a lot of fun sharing these special moments together. If you want to learn real yoga, away from home, come to this place, you won’t regret it!

I chose this place because of the good reviews and now I’m writing one myself. To the whole team of alakh yog: you are the best!

Sophia Lindenberg

from Germany, January 2018

"Wow👏👍👌 "

Simply wow. I joined the January TTC 2018 at Alakh Yog. I am little sad it’s over now. My time in Rishikesh has been incredible. When I arrived from Germany, I was little scared at first because India is a very different country. At the Airport I was picked up from my driver organized by Alakh Yog. He had a sign with my name on it, this eased up my mood. The ashram is very beautiful and has an amazing location and views. I felt very relaxed after dropping my bags to my room and having tea on the terrace. But now to the course:

1. the teachers are amazing

2. the course content is designed very well

3. the daily schedule is hard at first (wake up early) but so necessary!

4. the group of students was sooo nice! We became such close friends

5. the food!! Very delicious and nutritious...!

6. the rooms were clean, bright and big

7. on Saturday’s we had movie nights

8. the ashram is beautiful

9. we did some amazing trips to the waterfalls, caves and local markets on sundays

10. Alakhyog was the best yoga school for me

So overall, I can highly recommend this school because it showed me how to connect to myself and become a confident individual who is ready to teach yoga now in Europe.


Selena Singh

from Germany, January 2018

"Beautiful course, teachers & ashram "

I just graduated from my 200 hour yoga teacher training at alakhyog in rishikesh. It still feels surreal that my month is already over. Alakh Yog provided an amazing course for us with much love and care. The teachers are compassionate and knowledgeable which made me feel safe and guided well. I liked a lot the yoga philosophy classes because we got to discuss, ask questions and develop a better understanding. Actually in all classes, including the asana classes, we were encouraged to ask if we have a question. It was a peaceful energy in the yoga ashram from day to night. The food was very tasty and I enjoyed a great variety of Ayurvedic spices and vegetarian meals prepared with love. Our cook asked us sometimes if we want to learn how to make something, which was very sweet. A big thank you to the whole Alakh Yog Team! I can highly recommend this school and program. I am a new person now!

Testimonials 3


AlakhYog website

After researching many yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, I’m so elated to have found AlakhYog. From my very first email, any hesitations or questions I had were addressed in a supportive manner; Girish and Hari were great with ensuring I was prepared for my journey to India. Upon arrival, I was greeted immediately and made to feel like I was at home at Avdhoot Ashram. The program was laid out in such a manner that allowed students to immerse themselves in all aspects of yoga, while also allowing ample time for self-exploration. All teachers were extremely supportive and thrived on setting us up for success; further, they ensured we always had everything we needed to feel comfortable and confident. I came with the intentions of becoming a yoga asana instructor and left with so much more. I couldn’t have asked for a better support team cheering me on and guiding me in this journey of self-discovery.

Kim Day

AlakhYog website

The teacher training course gave so much information on different aspects surrounding the practice of yoga. How all of the different elements (or ‘limbs’ of yoga) are equally important and combine to achieve overall well-being. We learned different practices for bringing the body and the mind together in a harmonious way. It was great to be there in a supportive environment and gain so much extra information that now I will be able to share in the future.

We practiced a variety of meditation techniques, pranayama, and asanas every day and all were explained well so we knew their impact on the body and mind, how to use and teach them effectively with variations for different abilities. The teachers know many other therapies and techniques they shared with us to help remove emotional blockages that you can use yourself afterward. During the course, I think all of us experienced some physical and emotional cleansing.

This was significant for me and I left feeling much clearer and motivated to make beneficial changes in my lifestyle and outlook. The ashram is the perfect space to spend a month digesting and putting into practice all of the information and techniques taught. I loved the garden which is perfect for when you want to be quiet and introspective. It was also great to sit and study there, alone or in a group. I’m glad I took this time to be immersed in yoga. I feel confident with the theory and practices to incorporate them into teaching my own classes and deepen my personal practice.

Shalini Mcmurdo

AlakhYog website

The program at Alakhyog natural elements yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, India was a deeply self-exploratory experience. I could not have asked for a more authentic and comprehensive understanding of yoga in practice and theory. The program is definitely an intensive 200-hour training. It is hard to put into words the amount of information you receive, from the nature cure detoxification practices to the unique breath and sound therapy, to the yoga asana and mantras, every day was exciting.

Prior to attending, I had maintained a consistent asana practice and having studied yogic philosophy as an undergrad in California, this program really allowed me to feel immersed in yoga as a way of life. It is definitely suitable for all levels of practice, meeting all the students where they are ready.

Hari Krishan and Yogi Chandrakant, as well as all the others involved in making this program happen, are genuinely great people. Not only did the program allow me to learn how to teach yoga, but because of its intensive structure, it allowed me to go deep within myself, utilizing the innumerable meditative and health tools provided by the various instructors. I left with a sense of empowerment, with some life long friends, and feeling healthier than I started. Beyond worth it.

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