Advance refundable if the booking is cancelled more than 1 week before the start of the course.
Advance refundable if the booking is cancelled more than 1 week before the start of the course.
Founded in the year 1999, om Shanti Om Yoga school is located in Laxman Jhoola area. The school is run by Yogi Dinesh Shastri and his team of yoga instructors. Dinesh Shastri has extensive experience of teaching yoga.
The school runs Yoga teacher training program throughout the year. On an average there are 6-8 students in every batch.
The school is located near Laxman-Jhula and those who want to explore the area can take a tour around on foot. The school is situated right in the middle of bustling Laxman Jhoola market area. If you are one of those people who love to stay right in the middle of the action, the school may be the right choice for you.
Main Tapovan-Badrinath highway can be reached on foot from the school.
Please ensure that you have read the directions carefully. If you book through us, we will drop you at the school. If you are approaching the school otherwise, please arrive at Laxman Jhoola Rishikesh and call Dinesh to guide you for further directions.
The school does not have its own accommodation and meals facility. However, the school has made arrangement with a nearby guest house for staying facility. The students can make use of the accommodation arranged by the school or find an accommodation that suits their requirements. There are plenty of staying facilities near the school.
The Yoga hall is located in the main Laxman Jhoola market area. The yoga hall is non A.C. and can accommodate maximum 20-25 practicing students at a time.
The class size is small and usually there are around 6-8 students in a batch.
You can reserve your seat after paying the advance amount. The advance payment is fully refundable if the cancellation is done before one week of the course start date. There are no refunds if the cancellation is done in the preceding week of course start date.
You have to pay the remaining amount directly at the school. The school accepts fees in cash/ credit card at the school. All major currencies are accepted at the school.
Laxman Jhoola, Rishikesh
Two hundred Hours Yoga teacher training program is designed for students who wish to complete the Yoga training course in 28 days/ 4 weeks. After the completion of the course, a certificate, recognized by the yoga alliance, will be awarded to the students. The course comprises of: Hatha Yoga, Yoga Philosophy, Kriyas, Pranayama, Bandhas, Meditation, Human Physiology, Mantra Chanting, and Anatomy, Teaching Methodology. For complete course information please click on the course schedule link below.
The course starts on variable dates every month and runs for 28 days. Please click on the book course tab to find out about the upcoming dates.
The classes start at 7:00 AM during spring and summer. Daily class schedule is fixed and same classes are followed every day till completion of the course. Please note that there may be minor changes in the class timings, and such changes, when occurred, will be intimated to the students in advance.
Founder of Om Shanti Om Yoga School
Maharaj Ji was born on 14th September 1908 in Madhya Pradesh. Swami Ji started the path of yoga at very early life in the age of 17. He attributed his good health to the efficacy of the practice of Sukshumavyayam Yoga, ancient regime that combined subtle yogic warm-up with gentle stretching, breathing, relaxation and simple exercises. Believe it or not even at this age, 106 years old, Swamiji’s faculties were still functioning at optimum level. He was a very good eye sight without the need of glasses and even healthier teeth. He was a living example for all of us today of the benefits of doing regular Yoga practice in life. Swami Ji did Hatha Yoga in Rishikesh as well as teached Sukshumavyayam Yoga to student at Om Shanti Om Yoga School every Sunday. Swami Yogananda Ji had never taken medication in his 106 years of life on earth. He was such an expert at preserving the energies he gained through yoga that he ate only once a day and after three days of food he took up fasting for a week. Physically he was very much fit and healthy, mentally alert as well. He was also very ambitious by learning the English Language at this age and hopes to write a book on Yoga.
(E-RYT 500) & Director of School
Yogi Dinesh Shastri, the President of Om Shanti Om Yoga School, begin yoga at a very young age and has 15 years of learning and teaching yoga experience in India and many countries abroad such Russia, Hong Kong, China, Thailand, Indonesia. Yogi Dinesh was born at Paonti Sirkhon Almora, Himalaya Hill into Brahmans Orthodox family. When he was 12 years old, he obtained his education in Hinduism culture in Rishikesh Ashram (Parmath Niketan Sivananda). He studied all the Mantras, Vedas, Sanskrit, Bhagavath Gita and in deep the Hindu tradition, yogi life and culture. He has a Bachelor in Sanskrit and obtained the title of “Shastri”. In 2005 Dinesh Shastri completed his Master in Sanskrit and successfully obtained the title of “Acharya” and he proudly lead many poojas today in many homes and temples. He also name as “Yogacharya”. He is an experienced, loving, generous, friendly and humble natured person. He is well versed in Hatha Yoga in Rishikesh, Asthanga Yoga, Sivananda Yoga, Sukshambyayam Yoga and Laughter Yoga. He is the close disciple of his Guru, The Great Himalayan Yogi, Swami Yogananda Maharaj Ji. He learned many types of yoga from his Guru and even till at present. Today he has his own Yoga Centre and president of – Om Shanti Om Yoga School also known as Hatha Yoga in Rishikesh in 2011 and his future aspiration is to open his own ashram in the near future with capacity of 50-100 students.
Meditation & Philosophy Teacher
Guru Buddhi Prakash Ji was born in the year 1953. He is an M.A. degree holder in Hindi Literature and Yoga Philosophy. He got the first experience of Samadhi at the age of 7 years. He had a clear vision of his past life in the Himalayas. He completed his higher education from Agra and Haridwar Universities. He got initiation in Shansaracharya Tradition through his Master Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and he spent many years with his guru and practiced the Transcendental Meditation. For deep practice he went to a cave in the Uttarkashi Himalayas for a few years. He taught Yoga in many other countries and now he is teaching Yoga at Om Shanti Om Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India. From all over the world the spiritual seekers come to him for different level of practicing Meditation and Indian Philosophy. Yogi Budhi Prakash has 40 years teaching experience of Yoga in all over the world. He is invited by many colleges and Yoga school as a guest teacher. He has such an extensive knowledge of Indian Philosophy like Patanjali Yoga Sutra, Shiv Sutras, etc. He has been known to conduct various Yoga seminars in Rishikesh as well as other parts of India.
Philosophy & Meditation Teacher
Swami Yogendra Mishra Ji hold master degree in Philosophy M.A (Philosophy) from Agra University. He also has D.Y.Ed (Yoga) Kaivalyadham and B.PEd (physical Ed.) 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. We proudly convey this message that Acharya Yogi Yogendra Mishra Ji has founded the International Yoga and Mediation Academy as well as acting as an advisor for many institutions around the world. He is usually invited with special invitation by Yoga Centre operator in overseas.
Here, I would like to share this one of his philosophy sentences that touched my heart is:
I was so sad for losing my shoes,until I found a man without feet.
Dr. Usha Vaishnava Having Studied disciplines in Ayurveda & Herbal Medicine, Dr Usha Vaishnava completed her 5 1/2 year recognized BAMS, an internationally recognized degree in Ayurveda from famed 150 year old Ayurveda University in India. Then she specialized in Panchakarma Therapy at world recognized Arya Vaidhya Sala, Kottakkal (kerala). For the last 14 years she is engaged in Ayurvada Treatment, Teaching and Training.
Yoga Anatomy Teacher
Spending his life in the field of yoga, Yogi Vivek, is considered to be the best teacher of Hatha Yoga, Raja Yoga, Swara yoga and Human Anatomy. Seeking knowledge under the guidance of renowned yogis and acharyas, he has done his masters in yoga and psychology and currently pursuing PhD. in yoga itself. Naturopathy, Pranic healing methods and acupressure are some of the other methods he has received his education in.READ MOREHis thirst of wisdom has made him quite knowledgeable in philosophies of many religions and believes in religions like Buddhism, Jainism and Sufism. From North India to Himalayas, he as drank waters of various spiritual fountains for 15 years to be able to be so proclaimed as a yogi. In 2002, he took a step further and went to Himalayas to find meaning to his practice. With a notion of serving God is to serve the human race, he now a yoga teacher truly dedicated to the world of yoga.
I highly recommend Om Shanti Om for many reasons: the classes are very good (and this shows with the always full classes), the knowledge of Yogi Dinesh and other teachers, the kindness of the staff and the crew, and the love and happiness that was shared during my stay at the school. Great quality, good vibes. Thank you Dinesh and Priya!
I just finished my 200h yoga teacher training with Om Shanti Om Yoga School and can highly recommend it to everyone who is looking for a school in Rishikesh. Yogi Dinesh and his wife Priya always greeted us with a big smile and created a very positive environment which made us all bond as a group easily. The general group size was rather big, we were twenty people doing the 200h, plus a few people doing the 100h and sometimes also the ones from the 7-day retreat were in some of the classes. Even though the group was rather big we all learned a lot. We had a great variety of teachers for Philosophy, Pranayama, Ayurveda, Meditation and Yoga Asanas. Especially Yogi Dinesh is a great teacher, he knows exactly where to correct you and how to help you improve your asanas. I also loved Puja every morning, mantra chanting was the perfect way to start each day. Apart from that there is also the option to have food included in your package. The meals are to be consumed in Soul Kitchen which is just above the yoga hall. The food is really delicious and it’s convenient not to have to look around for food in the short breaks. Also it’s a good option to get to know each other better. All in all I had a great experience with Om Shanti Om Yoga School and will definitely return one day in the future. Thank you for everything!
This was a very poor quality teacher training course. I have been waiting to do my teacher training until I though I was prepared physically, mentally, and philosophically, reading, studying, and practicing yoga. This course barely scratched the surface of what I already knew and was basically a joke and I felt disrespectful. It might be good if you aren’t very into yoga already and just need a basic course. The philosophies practiced were not taught, I was afraid for some of the students because of the alignment and asanas being practiced and they were put in for the photo op. Classes were always late, we did not get our full 200 hours of teachings, and questions couldn’t or just weren’t answered because they didn’t take the time to understand them or just didn’t understand and breezed over it. Also a very frustrating factor was that there were ‘yoga vacationers’ or week long students coming into our class as well as 100 hour students and 200 hour students starting at odd times throughout out course. This meant that none of us got the full experience, new students were thrown in at odd times, asking questions and being confused on what we were covering, wasting our time, and their own as well. It was disrespectful and made this special experience less special. A lesson in getting over expectations and making the experience what I could. I ended up skipping our frustrating, slow, afternoon asana classes, and just paying for my own drop ins at other schools in rishikesh. Dinesh made no effort to get to know us and wasn’t even present for most of the experience. Maybe they just overextended themselves for my class, but the hall would be filled with thirty people at times, super overcrowded, it could hold Maybe 20 and still be full, also it would smell like toilet and or food, the mats and carpet were gross. Not a loving, giving environment, but after the money. They wouldn’t turn anybody away, which is great and nice, but no other school in rishikesh would take a student part way through a course and interrupt it. ( I asked around to try to change courses.) If you are a yoga beginner, sure, you will get a good into to yoga and won’t be able to see through the facade. If you want to truly deepen your practice do not go here, you will be in tears. I do not like making a negative post and putting this energy out here but I want to save others from my frustration and disappointment. One last complaint, Dinesh would use the yoga philosophy to manipulate students. I deeply believe in all of these, the use of energy, positivity, so seeing this done with self serving intentions was so saddening. India was amazing and I loved my time and experience but it was in spite of om shanti om, not because of.
We are traveling around India for 3 months and decided to do a 7 Day Yoga Retreat in Rishikesh. Priya and Dinesh were instantly welcoming, and the week offered us a range of yoga, anatomy and Ayurveda classes, as well as trips to the Beetle Ashram, waterfall and temples at sunrise. The classical morning yoga and Paranayama (breathing exercises) were perfect to wake up to, alongside the chanting and a cup of lemon and ginger tea. We all really enjoyed the more energetic Hatha yoga in the afternoon, and the Sunday laughing yoga session. The group had a great family feel, everyone got involved to help one another. As beginners we found all the teachers gave us good explanations and modifications for all the exercises we undertook. On our final evening we did a dance/movement meditation class which was great fun, and the most rewarding meditation we’ve done. The food for the week was provided by Soul Kitchen, it was AMAZING! Loads of variety of veggie food and juices, homemade and served with a smile (the food was the best we’ve had in India!) We joined a group completing the 200 hour TTC, on week 3 of their program. The 3rd week was perfect for us, but we maybe wouldn’t advise joining on week 4, as that’s when the 200 hour group have their exams, and the program has a different timetable. Thank you for a great week! We’ll drop in if we’re in Rishikesh again 🙂
In February 2017 I spent in India discovering how people live happily and satisfied until the age of 100 and more. I was waking up at 6am every day with no problem (i don’t know how), eating almost (!) no chocolate, practiced yoga and listened to the classes of great teachers with open ears and mouth. It was an unforgettable experience!
These guys know how to do it! They do it with heart and I am still surprised how much knowledge about life they have. I am enriched for a lot of new knowledge that I cannot wait to share with others. I definitely recommend this school to everyone who wants to deepen the practice of yoga and also to get know him/herself better.