Located in the foothills of the majestic Himalayas , Rishikesh is a quaint and picturesque town that is encircled by green hills on three sides. The holy river Ganga flows by the town in its full splendour and magnificence with many temples-some ancient, some new, along its coast. Rishikesh is also famous for the ashrams and resorts that teach yoga and meditation and is known globally as the ‘Yoga Capital of the World’.
The river Ganga is truly mesmerizing and breath-taking here , it augments the beauty of the place. Rishikesh is also the gateway to the pilgrim routes to the four dhams of Uttarakhand — Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. It is the Tapo Bhoomi as it is believed that meditation at this place leads to attainment of salvation.
Learning Yoga in Rishikesh is a truly life changing experience. People interested in yoga come here from all over the world and learn the yogic lifestyle or take Yoga Teachers training program. There are several ashrams, institutes and luxury resorts in and around Rishikesh that offer various long and short duration Yoga training programs. These Yoga Retreats and yoga teachers training are done under strict guidance of excellent yoga gurus and guides.
Some of the top Places in Rishikesh to Learn Yoga are:
One of the most famous Yoga Ashrams of India and the biggest ashram right at the centre of town on the bank of Ganges that draws many tourists every evening due to a grand Ganga Aarti. To know more click here
Founded by Swami Shivanada this place practices a strict ashram life and offers accommodation to serious yoga lifestyle seekers. One can also take daily free yoga classes here.
Right near the Ram Jhula this ashram has comfortable rooms and teaches Iyengar style Yoga is the abode of Patanjala Yoga Kendra.
Rishikesh Yog Peeth is a non-profit making organization that yoga teacher training, yoga for beginners and various other yoga programs.
A famed yoga ashram that teaches Himalaya style yoga aolng with Vedic teachings. Ayurvedic healinh programs are also offered here.
This is a modern yoga retreat little away from Laxman Jhula. This is an very old ashram that teaches a complete yogic lifestyle, meditation and ashram life.
Founded in 1966 by Swami Rama, this is a beautiful ashram in the banks of Ganges this serene and quite ashram offers various residential yoga and meditation courses
An ancient art of holistic rejuvenation of mind, body and spirit, Yoga can be learnt best in a place that offer peace of mind and Rishikesh is just that. Other than being a spiritual city and the yoga capital of the world, white water rafting is a major attraction of this beautiful town and attracts adventure enthusiasts from across the globe. One can also enjoy other sports like trekking, rock climbing, bungee jumping and hiking in the Himalayas.
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