Yoga Vini

Yoga Vini, Rishikesh: Address, Phone Number, Yoga Vini Reviews: 5/5

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Yoga Vini is a certified yoga and Ayurveda school in Rishikesh, India, offering RYT 200 Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Courses. We're aiming to encourage more and more people to seek peace and happiness within themselves rather than in the external world, and providing the ancient tools of yoga and Ayurveda as was discovered by Indian sages more than 5000 years ago. Our insightful and unique program is based on our belief in the importance of the spine; how it connects our outer and innermost being, and making the ancient tools of asana, pranayama and meditation more connected and easier to understand.
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mccka000
Christchurch, New Zealand13 contributions
Yoga Vini is Incredible
Sep. 2020 • Solo
I completed my 200hr certification a year ago now. I wanted to leave it for some time before I gave a review as I thought I could give more and make it more meaningful. I can confidently say that this is absolutely worth your time, whether completely new or an experienced yogi. Vini goes into great detail about the impacts of yoga on the body and mind, and also the philosophy. What I learned has changed my daily habits (right down to how I walk) and impacts my movement positively in all movements that I do, including other forms of exercise.
The location of the school is just lovely. Such a nice wee town on the river.
The food provided by the school is great, the accomodation is really nice and the instructors are also great.
Yoga Vini provides you with the full experience, this is so much more than just the asana.
Written 29 September 2020
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Lovro Maj
New Delhi, India2 contributions
Great school
Mar. 2020 • Solo
Hey
I was doing ttc in yoga vini school this march and i must say that im very greatful to came to this school.
My friend recomended me and she was right.This is the place you wont to go if you wont to learn about real yoga. Vini is just amaizing guru that teaches with heart. The rest of the crue is allsaw amaizing(Babaji, Tina..), the place was clean and nice and food was wery good healthy and fresh. I didnt miss for nothing.
I hope i do this cours again.

Namaste🙌
Written 3 April 2020
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Yogalife123
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Best investment of time.
Feb. 2020 • Solo
I will start review with a confection. Before coming to Yoga Vini I saw myself as an experienced yoga practitioner. After all I was practicing every day for about 7 years. I was sooo wrong. It is painful to realize that all this years your practice was going into wrong direction. Never ever I was told not to bring movement habits on to the mat. I didn’t even know we can have spine habits. I never heard any yoga teacher talking about the importance of pelvis tilt in the practice before.
Long story short... I’m very happy I chose Yoga Vini for my course. So much knowledge I got from the whole team and Yogi Vini. This course took my practice to another level.
Highly recommend to everyone. The knowledge you will get here is beyond the mind.
Yoga Vini wishing you all the best 🍀❤️
Written 3 April 2020
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Franziska
1 contribution
Very profound Hatha Yoga Teacher Training
Feb. 2020
I can really recommend this place for a Yoga Teacher Training! The passionate and experienced team at Yoga Vini teaches you deep knowledge about Hatha Yoga, you`ll learn about anatomy, asanas, pranayama, yoga philosophy and ayurvedic lifestyle. The TTC is accompanied by a healthy lifestyle that includes ayurvedic food, cleansing rituals and several small routines for daily life.
This TTC is not about just making it a good time for you, it´s a very intense experience, that could make you struggle, go beyond your mental and physical limits, suffer, cry, laugh and grow.
I would definitely choose Yoga Vini again, I had a very good learning experience at this place, had the opportunity to deepen my practice and watch my body and mind change.
Rhisikesh is a really nice small town, where Yoga is present everywhere you go. I would strongly recommend to plan some days to spend in this town before or even better after the TTC.
Written 29 March 2020
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valevale888
2 contributions
Yoga practice beyond the asana
Apr. 2019
Hello kind seekers,
I'd like to share an experience that's a bit over due... I was in search of a teacher and school that would focus on the practice of yoga as a whole within an ashram setting. A school with a greater interest in truly immersing and educating their students in the yogic lifestyle versus handing out certificates just because one paid for a course and a piece of paper.
After several recommendations from trusted sources, visiting teachers in drop-in classes in Rishikesh, and reading reviews and experiences from a variety of TTCs in the area, I finally decided on YogaVini school. YogaVini 200hr TTC seemed to be fit for what i was looking for in a course, but after commencing i realized it really was beyond what i was looking for. Vini is an impressive, knowledgeable and passionate instructor who truly knows how to teach in a way that you can easily absorb and digest the information. He makes clear connections through breath, yoga, anatomy, the spine, philosophy, Ayurveda and deeper knowledge. He's meticulous in his technique, which if you're truly interested in learning the foundation of asana and yoga -(and how to give student adjustments)- than this is truly a wonderful place to begin* or improve your yoga practice. The 200hr TTC course is applicable to all levels, because he breaks things down to the point of understanding all of your body movement and breath to minimize injury and improve practice to receive its full potential. Man I really enjoyed the course, the morning priest chanting (waaaah beautiful), Kirtan, and satsang. I could go on and on...but i'll keep it somewhat short. Tina is the other instructor who is enthusiastic to teach every morning, fun, has years of technical experience with proper body movement, technique and she gives clear corrections.

Other secondary info:
-Appropriate accommodations.
-Delicious Ayurvedic meals.
-1 weekly free day to go off-site or relax (optional).
-Ashram located in the outskirts of Rishikesh in a quiet area close to the Ganga river.
-Ayurvedic massage available on free day - (optional...cost not included).
-The course is taught 1/2 Japanese & 1/2 English (this will give you time to process information & write down good notes, trust me).
-Days mostly run from, 6am to 8pm/10pm with 2 meals & 2 snacks, 1hr karma yoga and 1hr break (some days vary).
-Bring dry fruits and nuts to snack on (optional).
-Take good notes, you'll need them to complete assignments, the final test and for your own practice. I still read through them.

Con:
-To be honest, it's quite pricey even though the lessons and material taught are worthy, i do wish it could be a bit more affordable. I understand they give special ayurvedic food and it's on a large property, but still, the price is a bit steep for some who would love to participate in your school.

Last i have to say, if you choose this center/school for your TTC than remember nothing will ever be perfect but if you choose, it could be nearly perfect. This experience will be as beneficial as you allow it to be.

A HUGE thanks for letting me participate in the April TTC on such a short notice >.< and thank you to all your team for the entire experience and care.
Thank you Vini and Tina!

Big Hug!
Nathalie
Written 25 December 2019
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Hey Nathalie 🤗 It is nice to hear from you. It has been a while. I hope you are doing well. Thank you for your great feedback. We loved having you with us. And we are happy to know you enjoyed time spend in ashram. It’s great to know you came for knowledge and you are happy with the outcome. It is all because of your dedication to the course. Thank you for being with us and for your awesome fire entertainment 😉 We understand that money sometimes can be a problem, but if we want to give our students good accommodation and best quality food possible this is the minimum price. We don’t want to compromise the quality of the food for cheaper course. This is one of the biggest reason why everyone is experiencing great changes inside themselves in only 28 days - Practice and Ayurvedic food (detox). ☺️ Thank you Nathalie. I hope we will see you again. Merry Christmas and happy New Year 🎄 Namaste 🙏🏻
Written 27 December 2019
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Ellen
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The absolute best way to begin my yoga journey!
Oct. 2019 • Friends
I joined the 200hr YTTC on a whim having had no real previous yoga experience. My friend asked me to do the course with her and I figured it would be interesting. I had no expectations entering the course but I can honestly say that my time at Yoga Vini changed my life and the way I work with my body. The course builds you up from the very basics and teaches you the foundations of yoga, starting from the pelvis and spine and expanding from there.

The knowledge I acquired during this time will continue to shape the way I work with my body, practice yoga and also understand myself. Through an incredibly well structured and well thought out program, the course teaches so much more than just yoga and poses. You learn about yourself, about yoga philosophy, self discipline and how to use a wholistic approach to be not only a better yoga teacher, but also a better version of yourself.

Vini is a hugely knowledgeable teacher, he is passionate and truly wants each individual to get the most out of the course. Tina is an inspiring and caring assistant and herself, along with the whole team are lovely and want to help as best they can.

The accommodation is great and Vishal does a really good job of keeping everything running smoothly. The food is very healthy and tasty, you learn to love it ;)

I cannot recommend this course enough! Thank you Yoga Vini for teaching me ‘a way back to life’ :)
Written 7 December 2019
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Thank you Ellen 🙏🏻 It was nice to have you in the course. And we are very happy you enjoyed your time with us, even when it was challenging. ☺️ Next time we meet, you will teach us how to ski 🎿😉 Good luck on your journey. Enjoy in beautiful New Zealand. Merry and happy December 🎄 Namaste 🙏🏻
Written 9 December 2019
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Steph L
1 contribution
Great experience
Dec. 2019
Had a wonderful experience at yoga Vinci’s TTC - It was challenging, cleansing with the food and program and rewarding. Thank you!
Written 4 December 2019
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Thank you Steph 🙏🏻 Good luck on your journey. Hope to see you soon. Maybe we will come to Australia 😉☺️ Namaste 🙏🏻
Written 5 December 2019
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Anna B
London, UK1 contribution
Deep knowledge and personal development
Oct. 2019
What a rollercoaster of knowledge, strength of body and mind, struggle and overcoming. I was relatively new too Yoga and did not know what to expect from a TTC. The idea of starting to teach my own classes was totally daunting but this course really equips you with such a solid foundation of knowledge and technique to build upon. Vini is a unique and soulful teacher, he completely lives his work and you can feel his heart in everything he teaches. His classes are vivid and so insightful. I felt a big change in my body but it was my mind that moved the most. I became so aware of how connected everything is and when my mind was not focused my body could not develop. Vini takes you back to your beginning and builds you back up from your roots. There are so many small simple things that are the heartbeat of this course. Tina’s classes were fantastic too, she is so present and moved by the work that you will push through barriers you never expected.
This is a real training. If you truly want to learn the philosophy, anatomy and physicality of yoga then this is the right course to do. Find what you love and follow it, this is Yoga.

"I'm not dying, my cells are" Thanks for the T-Shirt slogans guy’s!!
Thanks to the whole team!!
Written 4 December 2019
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Thank you for your awesome feedback. We can’t wait to see all he slogans and t-shirts 😂😂 looking forward ☺️ Thank you Anna for all your hard work and always making us laugh. Hearing new mantra melodies was a plus 😉 And all your brilliant ideas. We are pretty sure you will do great in your future yogic journey. I hope to see you soon. Namaste 🙏🏻
Written 5 December 2019
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jac709
1 contribution
The best!!
Unforgettable experience. So professional environment and great organization. Loved the Vini style classes. I learned soooo much in very short time. Amazing!
I’m going home inspired and ready to inspire.

I will be definitely back.

Thank you again. Yoga Vini
Written 24 November 2019
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Mirian D
1 contribution
GREAT EXPERIENCE, DEEP AND TOUCHING!!!
Oct. 2019
It was the best decision in my life, exactly what I was looking for in a TTC, and MUCH MORE.
Vini is very passionate teacher, with long experience and really huge knowledge. You will learn with him a lot about yoga philosofy, anathomy, pranayama and asana practise, but what makes the difference with this TTC in my humble opinion is the way Vini teaches from his heart which is very touching, telling us in MANY different ways how YOGA is a powerful tool that helps us to live the life that WE WANT!! We are creators of our lifes, being awareness about how we use our mind and energy is so important and sometimes we forget it!!
He also gave me a deeper understanding about the importance of the movement of the spine and futher, I really know after this month how to make safer my asana practise, with the proper movement in order to protect my spine.

Very happy to meet Tina, who is wonderful teacher as well, lovely and supportive, and her classes very demanding and challenging!! Also Kota and Hiroko always very friendly and willing to help anytime. And all the Indian stuff who work in the Guess House are amazing.

I can not feel more grateful and full of love after this month. It have been very intensive emotional, mental and physical, but in only one month with discipline, hard work and the proper ayurvedic food you will see BIG changes in your body for sure, but also mind and energy! My approuch of life have changed a lot, I can see and feel the beauty everywhere!!
I am very happy with this experience, very powerfull!! I really recomend this TTC... A way back to life.... Thanks, thanks and thanks. Arigato, Namasteeee.

Mirian
Written 21 November 2019
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yogavinirishikesh
Lovely Mirian thank you 🙏🏻 We are so happy for all the good experience you got with us and the change you felt. It is very rewarding to hear that you understood what we were trying to give you all. Keep growing, keep learning and enjoy the life. Hopefully we meet again. Dahnyawaad, arigato and namaste 🙏🏻
Written 21 November 2019
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