Jiva Yoga Academy

About This Center

Jiva Yoga Academy is a unqiue Yoga Alliance Accredited school based in the spiritual epi-centre of Rishikesh, India, that offers a variety of courses based on Hatha and Ashtanga practices. We offer 200 Hour Teacher Training Courses (TTC) in Hatha and Ashtanga, a 200 Hour TTC in Mutiple Yoga and 14 & 28 Day Yoga Retreats.

Our courses are created for individuals with aspirations of becoming yoga teachers but are also appropriate for any individual wishing to further expand their yoga practice. Our teachers are highly experienced, dedicated and kind yogis with years of self-practice and teaching of students throughout the world. They are living proof that Yoga is the journey to the True Self, and is a powerful tool that unites the mind, body and soul in a way that eases tension, reduces inflammation and promotes health & wellbeing. With a traditional yet highly engaging curriculum covering all facets of the yoga  practice (including Pranayama, Meditation, Anatomy, Philosophy, Shatkarmas etc), you will be empowered with all necassary knowledge to not only teach your own classes, but broaden and maintain your own practice.

Venue Highlights

. Jiva Yoga Academy is nestled at the foothills of Himalayas and close to the holy River Ganga in Rishikesh, Yoga Capital of the World.
. We are a professionally run Yoga Academy and follow a well thought curriculum which has all the essentials of Indian and International standards making our students eligible to take up yoga jobs or start their own practice Worldwide. Yoga Alliance USA Registered - RYS200
. Our Yoga centre boasts of a three paces for conducting Yoga classes - a Hall, Terrace and a beautiful Garden; a dining hall, wisdom hall for spiritual classes, a Lord Shiva Temple and newly built set of 30 rooms which have all the basic amenities for students used western standards as well.
. All our teachers are all qualified in their respective fields and boasts of minimum 8 years of experience.
. More than 300 students have graduated from our academy so far and are pursuing yoga as career.


. Rooms with 1 king size bed or 2 small beds on single and shared basis. Chairs, Table and charging points.
. Washroom with running Hot & Cold water and western commode.
. No Ac. Well ventilated rooms with views of Himalayas
. Fresh Towels, Bedsheet, toiletries provided


  • Free Wifi
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Tour Assistance
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Fitness Center
  • Yoga Studio
  • House Keeping

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Ayurvedic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free

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