Gisele Theriault, Canada 2019
Staying at the Vedic Centre during Spring these past two years has left me feeling enriched and grateful. The space is always well kept. The family show so much love and respect for not only one another but towards us and all of nature. There it is very easy to connect with the preciousness of each day. I will look forward to the next opportunity there.
Vedic Yoga Centre has an amazing atmosphere that you experience right after you enter the house. Super cozy, clean and quiet. It has a perfect location and great service. This is a wonderful place to enjoy Rishikesh, practice yoga and experience peace and harmony thanks to a wonderful teacher. I stayed here two times in 2017 and 2018. Both stays were 3-week long. And I absolutely enjoyed each and every day of my yoga retreat at this yoga center. Recommend and look forward to visiting this place again. Thanks!
Elizabeth H, Sydney Australia
If you want a genuine Vedic yoga experience, come to the Vedic Yoga Centre. The family who runs it are lovely honest people and the rooms are large, comfortable and CLEAN. But the most important part of staying in this lovely guesthouse is the yoga experience that is offered.
I have been coming to Rishikesh for five years, and I return each time to the Vedic Yoga Centre because it has given me a state of peace and tranquillity that I could never have imagined before. The teacher, Shailendra, is a dedicated yoga practitioner himself, and he shares his wisdom and knowledge in a way that is easily understood and can be applied to one’s own practice in a realistic way.
I highly recommend this guesthouse to any yoga practitioner. If you are a genuine spiritual seeker you should not give this place a miss. I can’t wait for my next visit.
Natasha K, 2017
I spent 2 months in Vedic Yoga center. Actually at the beginning it was going to be only one month. But I had such wonderful time there, that I couldn’t resist and extended it for one more month! My stay there was completely full of bliss. I felt very protected and safe. That’s important, if you stay on your own like I did. I’m grateful to the whole Shailendra’s family for their care. This is a very special place with peaceful and pure atmosphere. Everything is arranged for your spiritual journey. Yoga classes early morning, personal guidance of a real yoga teacher Shailendra, kirtans and discussions in evenings. And of course baths in Mother Ganges, walks in mountains. Especially I want to emphasize the quality of yoga classes. It is very traditional, authentic yoga that connects you to the essence of yoga, with true yourself. My daily yoga practice became very regular after attending Shailendra’s classes. It is really life changing experience. I know I’ll be back again!
Hiroshi_fk, Japan, 2018
I asked for some lesson of meditation and breathing at some Ashrams in Rishikesh. Mr. Shailendra understood what I want to learn. I stayed this lovely place for over two weeks. My teacher Shailendra taught me a lot of things including trataka, jala neti, kapalabhati, nadi shodhana and some of meditation and asana. My small notebook was full of memorandum for what Shailendra talked. I got some vegetables and fruits and enjoyed cooking at a kitchen in the guesthouse. This stay is absolutely life-changing experience in my life. Back to Japan, still practicing and enjoying jala neti, some breathing and meditation.
This is a jewel in Rishikesh which has many ashrams and spiritual centers. There are several amazing aspects to this center. It is located on the Ganges river basically and is super clean. As I mentioned above, and is the MOST important part, Master Shailendra is truly a great gift to the world. He knows so much and is so humble.
J L California, 2018
I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity to spend one month at the Vedic Yoga Centre staying as a guest and to study/practice yoga with teacher Shailendra. Whether you’re brand new to yoga or a seasoned practitioner, there’s something to learn and experience here. He’s a wonderful teacher and human being – wise, kind, and humble. His devotion to the yogic path and way of life is inspiring and infectious, and he graciously and openly shares his insights and wisdom with students in classes and evening kirtan. I left at the end of the month feeling more peaceful and rested than ever, and empowered to continue my personal daily practice back home in California.
His brother Rajendra, who co-runs the centre with him is also very welcoming, along with the rest of the family who lives onsite. I enjoyed staying in one of the rooms facing the river, being able to wake up to the Ganga every morning was a real treat. There’s a shared kitchen available for guests to use, and with the vegetable & fruit stands right out front, it was nice to be able to make some simple home-cooked meals while traveling. The roof is open for use as well and offers a sweeping 180º view of the river bank. The centre is located conveniently near Laxman Jhula but on the quieter side away from all the busy shops. It was truly a blessing to have been able to spend time here and I can’t wait until I can come back.
Theo C, United Kingdom 2015
If you want to learn about Yoga this is the best place to be. Just by Laxman Juhla but set back this is a place of tranquility. The accommodation is nothing fancy but comfortable, it has a small kitchen and a friendly family who runs the place. All I can say is I want to go back.
YOGA – KRIYA
Karianitamoe, Norway, 2018
I stayed for 3 weeks at this yoga center 2 years ago. It gave me a good and deep experience of Kriya Yoga. I decided to go back and organized a yoga retreat with my students, so this month our group stayed there for 2 weeks. It was truly a wonderful and fulfilling experience for me as a teacher. Everything worked smoothly from Shailendra’s classes to meals and helpful service from his sincere team. The rooms are spacious and comfortable and the location couldn’t be better. I highly recommend this place for practicing yoga and for getting the Rishikesh experience.
YOGA – RETREATS
Henri D, 2018
It’s my second time at Vedic Yoga Center; this time we have been staying with my wife for a 6 days yoga retreat. We both practice yoga for many years but here we found something really special, not only practicing asanas (postures) but also learning with Shailendra, meditation, pranayama, mantras chanting and other knowledge to bring more peace, joy and focus in our life. Thanks! I highly recommend this perfectly located place and Shailendra family managing it with great care. It’s a very peaceful and quiet place, surrounded by trees and flowers, offering large, nice and very clean rooms with balcony. This year we took the room in the top floor with an amazing terrace with view on Temples & Ganga and unbelievable sunsets like we had this March 2018. If you are interested in learning Yoga or having Ayurveda healing here is the right place, people are highly qualified. Beginner or confirmed yoga student, Shailendra will teach you the whole traditional Yoga, from asana to pranayama, meditation, mantra and very helpful talks and sharings.
Enjoy holy Ganga, “stay with your breath…”
YOGA – TEACHER TRAINING 200 HOURS
MadinaAman, Kazakhstan, 2018
This by far was a wonderful, truly elevating, soothing, and learning experience. I stayed at the Vedic Yoga Center for one month as a guest and yoga teacher course student. The hosts are simply kindest and friendliest family I met. The environment is filled with cheerfulness and joy. The teacher course I did with Shailendra deepened my personal yoga and meditation practice and laid the foundation for my further successful teaching practice. I also had a chance to receive some Ayurvedic treatment and massage from the mother of the family, one of most graceful women I’ve seen. The food was great, rooms and amenities were of very comfortable level, and importantly many interesting and high quality people among other staying guests. The whole experience was a total bliss! Going back there with friends this coming March.