Yoga capital of the world
Rishikesh is a city in India’s northern state of Uttarakhand, in the Himalayan foothills beside the Ganges River. The river is considered holy, and the city is renowned as a centre for studying yoga and meditation. Temples and ashrams (centres for spiritual studies) line the eastern bank around Swarg Ashram, a traffic-free, alcohol-free and vegetarian enclave upstream from Rishikesh town.
Rishikesh catapulted to Western fame when the Beatles dropped by for a visit to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s Ashram. Rishikesh is associated with Lord Rama and Laxman. The town of Rishikesh lies in the foothills of the Himalayas of the Garhwal region. It is the gateway to the upper Garhwal region and the starting point for the Char Dham pilgrimage (Gangotri, Yamunotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath) and an ideal destination not only for pilgrims but also for the people who are interested in adventure, meditation, yoga and other aspects of spirituality & yogic lifestyle.
The climate of Rishikesh is always pleasant throughout the year with temperatures ranging from 15 to 30 degrees. Affordable international and domestic flights are easy to find.
Come to Rishikesh and join our next Yoga Alliance certified Teacher Training Course. See our YTTC dates for 2019-2020.
Arrival & Places
The centre is far from distractions and noise, but close enough so you can enjoy beautiful & holy Ganges river. You can walk to the ghat (river bed) in 5 minutes. You can also hire a moto to enjoy the freedom to easily visit further afield.