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 34

Mark Wallace

from India, June 2018

Excellent yoga instruction. Caring instructors. Good community.

My Linh Tran

from United States, June 2018

"Detox Therapy "

Wonderful Team, always ready to help and satisfy you. The only one who offer naturopathy treatment and yoga courses. Highly recommended.

Benjamin Ohr

from Austria, September 2018

"Go for it"

I liked the deep approach to yoga in all aspects. Excellent teachers who have a deep understanding of several aspects of yoga from the roots. The wide range of teachers who are specialised in different directions made it possible to gain experience in those various fields. Very helpful and kind people, excellent food and an amazing surrounding. Although I was prepared to be disappointed, for me it was a deep and overwhelming experience. Especially the focus on naturopathy and emotional blockage treatment was great for me, I learned so much.

Mohamed Ameen

from Bahrain, August 2018

"MindShift Break and Mindset Changing Experience "

After One (1) month, I can really write a feedback on how this training program helped me.

Before I decide to take a Yoga teacher training, I was looking for a big concert (Tomorrow Land) or spa retreat or an activity to celebrate my 30th Birthday and take a break from My stressful life (basically it was my vacation).

It was the best decision I made.

At the beginning (first 3 days) I was very excited but I wasn’t aware of the changes that are happening to me mentally and physically.

This course removed many layers and masks that were covering the real me and I was resisting by being a rebel lol.

By the last week, I just wanted to finish the training and pass the exam.

After I am back to my country, I realized the change, I’m calmer, satisfied , healthier, self-aware and balanced.

The yoga school is located in a farm/ ashram 40 minutes away from Rishikesh by Taxi or Toktok. It is a great getaway from City life to live in jungle atmosphere for a while.

The taxi have to be booked by the school management as the Main Street is far from the farm.

My review basically, if you are looking for a change, a break, a life review, understand yourself and connect to your purpose than book AlakhYog.

I achieved my objectives.

Nitika Manchanda

from India, August 2018

"Best Yoga Teacher Training Course"

An amazing transforming experience.

The course experience was beyond my expectations. It was quite challenging for me at first but the teachers were really supportive. I feel tremendous growth in my own yoga practice. I feel so balanced, confident and ready for whatever comes next. I feel blessed to have met such amazing teachers. The staff is also very helpful.

I met some amazing people in my course. I think I will miss them the most. The school offers a very friendly, loving and peaceful environment.

I highly recommend Alakhyog School :)

Anoop Choudhary

from India, August 2018

"One of the best times of my life"

I had one of the most amazing time during my TTC at AlakhYog School. The instructors were very knowledgeable and the staff was very supportive. Food was simple and very tasty. I was initially a bit skeptical about the sattvic food because I love spicy food but I had no complaints and never thought that simple Indian meals can be soo tasty. The accommodations are comfortable and definitely better than most ashrams in Rishikesh. The ashram is away from the city and very peaceful which is a big plus for me. But most importantly, the course quality was beyond my expectations. I have learnt so much and really love the naturopathy classes. I highly recommend AlakhYog school.

Daniella Sarmento

from Brazil, August 2018

"Great experince and value for money"

I booked AlakhYog after checking good reviews. Course was very well structured with highlights of Naturoparhy and emotional blockage release included in the TTC yoga course. Food was excellent! Good variety. Acommodation simple but rooms were spacious and comfortable with good higiene. All teachers were very skilled and knowledgeable...eager to teach us in the best way. The location was fantastic away from noisy Rishikesh but not too far to visit during time off. Alakhyog teachers and team put a lot of effort and care with all students. After almost a month at the Ashram I feel ready to start teaching Yoga in my country (Brazil). I highly recommend AlokhYog for those looking for a life changing experience. Thank you all at AlakhYog for having a wonderfull experience. The moments and lessons I learned I will cary with me forever :) wishing you all the best!

Vytaute Svobunaite

from Lithuania, July 2018

"Experience to go back to self"

I loved teachers Lydia and Prashant! Very high level of teaching, explaining,very helpful and really cares for students. Classes were perfect,never going over yourself,and always keeping a good level of practise. Program for all lessons was well organised,we had freetime as well,though days were busy and intense.

Food was amazing! Bravo to kitchen crew. Accommodation was clean,beds comfortable,rooms very spacy,but too warm inside :)

Klaus Damgaard Jakobsen

from Denmark, July 2018

"Excellent training"

Excellent training, good curriculum, really good teachers, peaceful location 30 mins by car from the noice / stress of Rishikesh. Great food and nice accomodation. Realy nice and helpful staf. Best 200 hour TTC Possible. Do not hesitate to go...

Abigail Hutchinson

from Great Britain, July 2018

"Transformational & Unique Experience "

I loved everything about my experience with AlakhYog. It surpassed my expectations in all areas, now I miss it so much! The ashram is beautiful set up on a hill surrounded by lush greenery, tropical birds and monkeys. All the lessons took place in the yoga temple, an outdoor space with panoramic nature and a grand echo. Absolutely perfect setting. The staff and teachers were so welcoming and friendly making me feel completely at home from the first moment. The food was utterly divine, with beautiful variety and catering to my vegan diet. The course itself is very comprehensive addressing all the different aspects of yoga, with great practical sessions that really ingrained the yogi way of life. I absolutely adored the chanting, hatha and ashtanga sessions with Prashant and Krishna!! ❤ The best yoga teachers I've ever experienced in my life. I felt so blessed to be taught by them, they are both truly gifted. I am forever grateful that they have pushed my body and mind to the next level (x50!!) I can say the same for the meditation, naturopathy and emotional unblocking sessions with Hari Ji, the director of AlakhYog. Such powerful and effective sessions, delivered with great spiritual warmth and expertise. Overall the course was very tough physically, mentally and emotionally which is most definitely a positive. You will reap the most incredible rewards! Thankyou so much AlakhYog, to all the wonderful staff and teachers. Namaste 🙏 💓

Julija Ivanova

from Great Britain, July 2018

"Thank you for everything. Namaste"

Thank you AlakhYog team for making this month so amazing, its unforgettable experience. I grew all on different levels and met amazing people. Ashish and Kuldip thanks for yummy food every day. I am at the 1st step to become yoga teacher. thank you again

Bram Van Der Burg

from Netherlands, June 2018

"Life changing"

Wonderful place... The atmosphere, teachers, classes, food and the group were all magical. The peaceful ashram, a bit away from the city center, gives you the right calmness to practice all the yoga and meditations. I'm very happy I choose to do my YTTC with Alakh Yog

Charu Manjuh

from United States, May 2018

"One of the best times of my life"

I have had an amazing time at AlakhYog School. The whole atmosphere was so relaxed and loving. Everyone from staff and teachers are so helpful. They really understand and offer you space to grow. Hari ji and Chandrakant ji have been extremely supportive and patiently guided me. My whole perspective about Yoga and meditation has changed since I came here.

The course is really well structured and you learn so many things not only about yoga but also about naturopathy and emotional blockage. I had specifically chosen this school to learn about how these two things and I am so happy with my decision. I love the food prepared here. It is extremely delicious and accommodations are very spacious. I cannot think of anything but have an immense feeling of gratitude towards all my teachers and friends on this amazing journey :)

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.

Meriem Sebki

from France, September 2018


amazing le staff est incroyablement à l'écoute disponible et surprenant.

ils ont l humain au coeur de leur préoccupation

vos critères sont insuffisants pour évoquer Alakhyog

Lucile Lambert Dasquet

from United States, August 2018

"Wonderful experience"

All was amazing. Really. It was a perfect month.

The place is beautiful, the teachers are amazing and the formation is so complete !

Kria yoga, asana, anatomy, naturopathie, alignement, philosophy, meditation, emotional blocage...

The staff is very caring for us and the food is delicious, healthy and nutritive.

I miss already this place.

The formation is very intense, physically and emotionally but you can be sure you will feel a real transformation in yourself.

Can't be enough grateful.

Thank you everyone, you will always stay in my heart.

Elodie Gendron

from United States, August 2018

"The best place for yoga formation"

Everything was really great, teachers was very caring and very interesting. The food is amazing and the place is really nice, it’s so good to be surrender by nature to practice Yoga and meditation... magic !!!

It’s one of the best experience I made, really life changing !!

If you search a place to make 200h formation, this is the best choice you can make. All the persons of my group was also very happy, there was a really nice connection between all of us.

Thanks again Alakh Yog, you are the best !

(Sorry i don’t recognize the name of all the teachers so i don’t answer and give the note for everyone..)

Alyn Jankowski

from Mexico, July 2018

"Bereichernde Erfahrung"

Es war eine tolle, tiefergreifende und bereichernde Erfahrung. Die Lehrer, die Location, dass Essen und der Unterricht waren wirklich aussergewöhnlich. Ich bin sehr glücklich, dass ich einen Monat Teil dieser tollen Gemeinschaft sein konnte und ich hätte gerne noch mehr Zeit dort verbracht und möchte keine Minute davon missen. Ich fühle mich wirklich sehr bereichert durch meine Zeit mit Alakh Yog und bin erfüllt durch soviele fabelhafte Momente, die ich mit tollen Menschen erleben durfte. Vielen Dank und Namaste

Pascal Widmer

from United States, July 2018

L enseignement du yoga est d excellente qualité, il complété par des cours de naturopathie, de deblocages émotionnels et de meditation active. Le site de l école en dehors de rishikesh est somptueux,calme et offre un cadre parfait pour les cours

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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