IYMS Rishikesh

  • International Yoga & Meditation Society (IYMS), Avdhoot Ashram Railway Road, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand - 249201, India
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IYMS Rishikesh is a premier yoga school in Rishikesh. The school is known for its 200 hours ashtanga yoga teacher training course, 200 hours hatha yoga teacher training course, 100 hours yoga teacher training course and 300 hours advanced yoga teacher training courses.

IYMS Rishikesh also offers 7, 14 and 28 days yoga and meditation retreats which are intensive in nature and help you formulate your own yoga and meditation routine which you can continue for life.

I attended a 15 days yoga retreat in the IYMS Rishikesh and the experience was incredible! I learnt a lot from all the teachers, people really special! I hope to come back soon to them! - Alessandra Venturin Namaste, I’m Radharani from Italy. I came to Rishikesh many times. I joint last year in 200h TTC course and was amazing (contact info blocked) teachers are great with full of knowledge and very great persons too.The ashram is very clean and the rooms very comfortable .Atmosphere is very spiritual and people always kind ready to help you. I’m looking for next teacher training course with IYMS Rishikesh. - Radharani Clausi I have attended a yoga teacher training at IYMS Rishikesh in July 2017. I can clearly say it is very authentic – people are nice and kind, teachers are great and inspiring, food is nutritious and generous in quantity and lastly the housing is clean, comfortable and adequate for an Ashram. I would recommend going there for a training or a retreat. It is truly a great and authentic Indian experience! Namaste! - Jan Hammer I had a lot of experience in hatha yoga before coming to India but I realised how little I knew through the knowledge and dedication of the staff. They are thorough in their teaching, engaging and good fun. I only did a week retreat but would definitely comes back to further my 200 ytt that I have from home. - Caoimhe O'sullivan

Venue Highlights

IYMS Rishikesh runs from its newly constructed infrastructure at Shri Avdhoot Ashram, a welcoming home to every sage and yogi. The newly built block for overseas students has a capacity to offer private room accommodation to more than 30 students. The rooms are equipped with state of art facilities like Solar water heater for 24x7 running hot water, comfortable double or twin beds, private bathrooms with western toilets & hot shower etc. The rooms are designed following the Vedic architectural norms and offer great ventilation along with complete privacy to each student.


IYMS Rishikesh offers following facilities to the students
1. Private room to each student with a double or twin beds(Couple bookings are allotted a single room)
2. 24x7 Purified RO water
3. Wifi
4. Private Bathroom with hot water, shower, western toilet etc. in each room
5. Well ventilated rooms


  • Air Conditioning in Rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Yoga Studio

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free


The students are provided food with following considerations
1. Diabetic Students
2. Gluten/Nut Allergies
3. Vegan Diet

Apart from the above considerations all students are provided three meals and a high tea

Morning: Breakfast : Bread Toast, Jam, Peanut Butter, Butter, 1 Indian Breakfast, Porridge etc.

Afternoon: Lunch : Traditional Indian Vegetarian Food, Yogurt etc.

Evening: High Tea : (Green Tea, Herbal Tea, Shakes, Juices, Smoothies etc. depending upon the season)

Dinner: Traditional Indian Vegetarian Food with Salads


We offer free pick and drop facilities from two nearby airports, IGI, New Delhi airport and Dehradun Airport.

Arrival At New Delhi IGI Airport:

Pickup spot at IGI, New Delhi Airport is Pillar Number 17 near KFC Restaurant at International Arrivals, Terminal 3.

There is a payphone between Gate 4 and 5 of the airport. In case, you have any issues upon arrival, give us a call and we will meet you at the payphone. You can always WhatsApp us on (contact info blocked) if you have internet.

It takes 8 hours to reach ashram from Airport. We will book an AC bus seat ticket or arrange a cab (if more than three students arrive together) from Delhi to Rishikesh. Our team will meet you at airport, take you to the bus station in Delhi and pick you again upon arrival in Rishikesh.

Arrival At Dehradun DED Airport:

Dehradun Airport is just 30 minutes from the ashram. If you are a backpacker, we can pick you at any time of day. Students love the drive from Dehradun Airport to the ashram as the road passes a wildlife sanctuary

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Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

Mind training for post-retreat life! Renate

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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