My girlfriend and I where traveling in india and were interested in doing a yoga teacher training program. We decided this on quite short notice and realized that most people booked months in advance to attend YTT Progams, so we weren't left with many options. Luckily we stumbled across Shiva Yoga Peeth. When talking to them they seems sincere and we had a good feeling about them so we booked right away.
Shiva Yoga Peeth,s teacher training program was much much more than I expected. Coming from Canada I had practiced yoga for about 2 years. I had a good Physical practice and thought I knew quite a bit about yoga. Shive Yoga Peeths traditional hatha style yoga course taught me so much more than i ever imagined. Yoga has taken so many different forms in the last couple decades and it is so important to realize that it all stemmed from Hatha yoga. Learning a traditional style of yoga gives you the foundation to be creative in your own practice. It gives you the essential tools of asanas, pranayam, bundas, mudras and Kryas that will forever change your life.
Whether you are intending on teaching yoga after this course or just doing it for your personal practice, I strongly recommend you go to india and take a traditional yoga teacher training course, and I strongly recommend you do it through Shiva Yoga Peeth. The purity and personal practice of Swami Sudir is unparalleled, the location is outside of rishikesh so your not in a big city, and the bonds you make with fellow students will stay with you for your life time.
I came to take a yoga teacher training course, and I left with the tools that will enhance my life forever.
Thank you Swami Sudir.
India is a very unique and special place. My experience here, over five months, has opened my mind and my heart in countless and indescribable ways. A month of that experience was spent with the wonderful people at Shiva Yoga Peeth.
My time in the ashram completing the 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training has not only shown me what my physical body is capable of, but has helped me to harness and use a new voice and my natural ability to teach. We were also very well taken care of. For westerners coming without any other experience in India, it is a very comfortable way to arrive and find their India feet. In the ashram, any sort of help is available, and the food here is prepared with love and care in a hygienic manner.
Also, the program is very comprehensive. In such a short amount of time, I was able to understand so much about yogic philosophy, as well as practice. My month at Shiva Yoga Peeth helped me on my path to becoming a safe and effective yoga teacher. Rishikesh is also a beautiful place to spend some time. A very holy place, right on the banks of the Ganga, Rishikesh is a properly Indian place where one can still find some western comforts. Plus, there is a bounty of natural beauty here, with countless waterfalls in the area, beautiful jungle and views of the Himalayas. My time here has effected my life in a very profound and positive way!
"I completed my training under guidance of Swami Sudhir at Shiva Yoga Peeth, Reshikesh, India. Internationally qualified to instruct in Traditional Hatha, Ashtanga, Sivananda, Pranayama & Yogic Meditation.
I am extremely fortunate to have had the opportunity to study with such a profound teacher who lives the simple yet powerful yogic values and has dedicated his life to sharing its benefits and wisdom throughout the world. Deeply understanding the enormity of compassion, humor, simplicity, generosity, gentleness, dedication to higher values and practice is a gift that will stay with me for a life time.
If you have ever considered studying yoga or visiting an ashram in India I couldn't recommend Swami Sudhir enough. Swami ensures it is always an unforgettable experience showing you the best of India and Indian way of life.
He is one of few Swamis that has the ability to teach traditional practice in a deeply meaningful way, to transform and inspire each person inexactly the way they need and help each individual to find 'their yoga'."
My name is Sienna and I came to Rishikesh, all the way from the US to initiate a practice in yoga. I had always felt yoga was a calling but understood I needed the discipline and proper guidance to catalyze its application in my life. Within the first few days of my stay in Rishikesh I explored many yoga teachers and centers but felt truly at home and in the right hands once I found Swami Sudhir Anand! His teaching style is gentle and he is a true master! I stuck with it and made quantum leaps in terms of my progress as a student.
With his encouragement and wonderful guidance I went further and joined his yoga training course. One important quality I feel impelled to illuminate, being one of the many reasons why I chose Swami Sudhir Anand as my teacher is his genuine care and faith in his students. At first I was reluctant and shy to try for this course, but he showed me how to be confident and masterful like him! Looking back now I can see how far I have come thanks to him. I learned that when an amazing and rare opportunity shows itself we can only hope for such a teacher to help us embrace it fully.
This course was truly life changing and I feel quite blessed to have Yogi Sudhir as my teacher! With all of my heart I recommend this course to anyone seeking yoga training course and deep knowledge in yoga:)
I would like to thank you for accepting me as your student; we have all had a wonderful time in your teacher training course. We learned a lot from Shiva Yoga Peeth throughout this short time. We were given knowledge of Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga, Shivinanda, pranayama and magnificent techniques for Indian Reiki. Through these techniques I felt that we could heal ourselves and help other people. You have shared not just your knowledge but also your spirit and energy with us.
I would like to thank you for sharing this beautiful yoga program with us.
Your teacher training course was very well organized and rich with teachings from various types of yoga, cleansing techniques, Indian
Reiki and meditation. Despite only having a short period of time, your managed to share your knowledge in very clear and understandable
I am very happy and feel thankful to have met you and to have been part of the training. I would definitely recommend you as a teacher of any aspect of yoga, pranayama or meditation.
Thank you and looking forward to meeting you next time!
I just wanted to say that I have enjoyed this course very much. Yogi Sudhir is a great Teacher and it was a pleasure for me to meet with him and I feel grateful for having this opportunity. The people at this course were also very nice and we could share our experience with each other.
We have learned a lot of new things, including Asana, Pranayama, Reiki, mediation and cleansing techniques!! It was very interesting and
beneficial for us all.
This course was very useful for me because until now nobody had explained these techniques to me so perfectly and in such detail. I hope these traditional habits will help me in the future and I will keep me in good health.
Each Asana was explained very clearly, with benefits of it and its
contraindications and variations which were very useful for me as a yoga instructor. I was introduced to new pranayama techniques, kryas, reiki practices and approaches to traditional Hatha yoga. I would recommend his lessons and Teacher training course to as many people as I a can. I feel I have learned the complete aspects of Hatha yoga from Asanas to the spiritual side.
I will try to share my knowledge with all my friends. Yogi Sudhir created an excellent atmosphere during the whole course. Thank you
It was an interesting course with deep values, nice people, a great experience that was organized well with great food, a wealth of knowledge and clean energy.
Thank you to Shiva Yoga Peeth team and thank you to Yogi Sudhir for everything..
I found this course brought me more insight with regards to pranayama, Kryas and mantras.
The course had been well planned and with a methodical approach to our learning. For me it has given me a new approach and a deeper knowledge of myself and my surroundings.
The course was very nice. I learned a lot from yoga asanas, pranayamas and Indian Reiki, especially pranayamas brought me great benefit. Our teacher, Yogi Sudhir is so clever and patient teacher with great knowledge of all fields of yoga.
I like also Shivinanda yoga very much. I’ll try to apply it in my life. Organization of the course was very good. Timetable, content and positive and reliable approach of Yogi Sudhir, This course brought me really great benefits not only to my yoga knowledge but to my heart. Thank you.
After my visiting Shiva Yoga Peeth in Rishikesh i feel It was a great and beautiful surprise for me, when I knew Yogi Sudhir arrangeing teacher training course.
I spent a very nice time , extremely rich on many different aspects of yoga and yoga styles. Teaching of Indian Reiki was also a special experience and pranayam techniques and cleansing techniques were so effectively taught. I could see the effects in my body immediately.
Dear Yogi Sudhir, many thanks for for this course and for all your friendly and heartwarming teachings.
Yogi Sudhir, Namaste.
During this course we have spent together it was really great, you are a very nice human being, calm but always patient to help, teach and answer our questions.
This yoga course was held in very good way. How it was scheduled & organized, this I liked a lot (morning pranayamas & meditation, Reiki, Hatha…. Afternoon Ashtanga and evening discussion) for myself, I discovered how I like Hatha Yoga and explored Ashtanga (which I haven’t practiced so far)
I am glad we learnt how to do Pranayamas in the correct way; I also found your style of Indian Reiki very interesting. I know yoga is a complex system not only physical exercises, this I realized so much more on your course, as well as so much more. It was also a nice group of people here, nice atmosphere. It was pleasant to meet you and spend some time with you. I think we have managed to learn a great deal here, for me everything makes more sense now.
So thank you very much for that which you have given to me. I hope to see you again.
Wishing you all the best. God bless
After my visiting Shiva Yoga Peethh in Rishikesh i feel It was a great and beautiful surprise for me, when I knew Yogi Sudhir arrangeing teacher training course. I spent a very nice time , extremely rich on many different aspects of yoga and yoga styles.
Teaching of Indian Reiki was also a special experience and pranayam techniques and cleansing techniques were so effectively taught. I could see the effects in my body immediately.
Dear Yogi Sudhir, many thanks for for this course and for all your friendly and heartwarming teachings.
I found this course brought me more insight with regards to pranayama, Kryas and mantras. The course had been well planned and with a methodical approach to our learning. For me it has given me a new approach and a deeper knowledge of myself and my surroundings.
Thank you for your course. It was managed and organised very professionaly.I am happy to have attended the course. Thank you a lot.
I enjoyed your course very much...in particular how you demonstrated your teaching capabilities professionally and honestly. I have been studying yoga for 3 yrs and for the first time I felt that a teacher has made me grown as a student....for I see you have many many students who come to you & surely you have inspired them as well as for me.
Namaste! I am Anita from Germany. For me this course was a holistic way of teaching spirituality revealing the way in which your awareness of breathing brings you to your inner universe, how we can experience our bodies by practicing yoga and bringing all its benefits together to live a healthy and happy life. This course also teaches one how to share this knowledge with others in an eloquent way.
Through this course one learns how to breathe, or hold the breath (Bandhas), how to find your limits and work through them in a sensible way by practicing Asanas, how to overcome health problems by also cleansing your body through meditation and Pranayama, along with various cleansing processes (Shatkarmas) and treatment with the divine energy of Reiki. All is one...that is what i loved about this teacher training course. You receive valuable insight into your body in so many ways possible resulting in a greater overall awareness.
I very much enjoyed being a part of this great way of teaching and sharing...Thank u very much for this wonderful divine experience...the angels were always with us...om
"I followed the 1 month/200hour teacher training course at Shiva Yoga Peeth. Swami Sudhir is a personable and inspiring teacher who shared his experiences and knowledge with me throughout the time I was on the course and even after... My training and practical teaching experience gave me the confidence and physical ability to teach yoga asanas in both Hatha and Astanga Vinyasa styles, as well as gaining a deep understanding of the philosophy and observance of the Yogic Path."
I can recommend to everybody those who need really India Tradition yoga knowledge.
Yogi Sudhir is master of Nauli (abdominal churning) and wizard of improvisation. He has very greative style to guide, also he is flexible according student individual needs. After this course i sure feel confidence to teach Yoga.
I very much enjoyed your course. In particular, your dedication shone through. You demonstrated a wealth of knowledge and your experienceis reflected through your life style and desires.It was amazing how you managed to share this with us within this intensive course.For me it was a magnificent experience. I have been practicing yoga for 3 years and I feel the course will help me in my life, teaching practice, and inner development.
Namaste and THANK YOU..
I know Yogi Sudhir from my country, Bulgaria, where he was teaching yoga for 3 months. I attended a lot of yoga and reiki classes during that time. The personal development and extensive experience in yoga practice,achieved under the teachings of Swami Sudhir proved that he is a highly qualified, dedicated and sincere yoga teacher.
I participated in the one-month TTC program in India from June 15th - July15th,2010. The course was more than useful for acquiring new teacher skills and expertise. Besides the intensive practice of asanas and pranayam, I really appreciate the theoretical and philosophical understanding of the ancient yoga science that the course provides. The meditation practices were also extremely helpful in expanding and raising the consciousness. Swami Sudhir was successful in teaching his students how to live a healthy, inspiring and positive life.
Really recommend the TTC to everyone who is looking for life-changing spiritual experience.