Reviews of our Yoga Students…
It was an amazing experience I would not trade for the world. I grew as a person in every way possible. I knew when I signed up that it would be a chance to grow and learn but I had know idea it would be such a positive life changing experience – I am so happy to be certified through Chandra Yoga International! My gratitude for the teachers and fellow yogis cannot be put in words.
Devin Hogan, USA
An amazing experience which has inspired me to want to teach and share my newfound skills and knowledge with others! Wonderful teachers and made great connections with fellow students! Thank you for this life changing experience! Namaste!”
Rachel Criss, Australia
I am really grateful for the time I’ve spent in Chandra Yoga School, the classes were amazing, the teachers are so friendly and the kitchen staff are as well. I am satisfied with myself for choosing the right place and right time to become a yoga teacher. Thanks for everyone that was a part of the course and made this happen.”
Morgana Garin, Ireland
Chandra Yoga International changes my perception about Yoga. I came to the course with the thought of learning “a gentle balancing exercise called yoga.” But now I open my eyes with a new knowledge and deep understanding of what yoga means. It’s a trip, an adventure to come back to your home, your inner-self. Thank you Chandra Yoga to bring me home. Much love and see you back soon.”
Cathy Pham, Australia
First, I would like to say “Thank You” to all staff and teachers. When I was sick here, everyone worried about me, and really helped me, and I appreciate that. It was a good experience for me. It was hard actually, but I got very precious things. All of the things that happened here because of my treasure. I won’t forget about it. It was also hard to take and make the classes in English for me, but friendship helped me very much. There is more important things than language. We all learned about yoga everyday together. Yoga connected us. Now I live with yoga. Yoga is life. I think everything is yoga. This life taught me, yoga can connect the people. Thank you so much!”
Naoko Kojima, Japan
I personally loved the structure of the program because I was immersed in the training from 6 am till 6:30 pm. Being in a group of like minded individuals living with one another is an amazing experience and teaches you so much about yourself on another level than going to a weekend workshop or monthly program. The staff knowledge and experience was beyond my expectations and they were extremely genuine in their concern for your learning. Every aspect and every moment of that experience changed my connection to yoga at a high frequency, I am so grateful.The immersion training was perfect for me, the instructors were amazing and the environment unforgettable. I felt safe and I found traditional yoga again. Years of classes and workshops, Chandra yoga cut through the layers of fashionable yoga and presents many forms of yoga in an unpretentious way.”
Benjamin Hicks, USA
Coming to Chandra Yoga international I began my journey new to the yoga world and left a confident yoga teacher. The teachers at the school are extremely knowledgeable and helpful. It is truly a life changing experience. You get more out of a teachers training than just yoga, it has brought together people from various parts of the world and they become family.
I came to Chandra yoga school on May 2015 and stayed almost until the end of July 2015. It was truly unforgettable and life-changing time. I came to learn yoga and complete 300 hours teacher training course and I left being a confident and professional teacher with two months experience practicing yoga and teaching every day. This school has a unique quality: it can bring together truly amazing and wonderful people that will change your life and become your good friends. I highly recommend this school for yoga and meditation course, as well as Dr. Sushil a mediation, pranayama and yoga philosophy professional.
Tanya Ponomareva, Russia
Chandra Yoga International is definitely a place to learn the yoga from the roots. I have done my 200hr and 300hrs from there and it was great experience of my life. Its easier to feel to feel overwhelm in India but there entire team is so supportive and friendly to make you feel more then at home. My first visit was in June 2012 (200hrs) in Dharamshala, Second visit was Sep 2012 (Internship), Third visit was in Aug 2013 (300hr) after that i found no reason to leave Chandra Yoga International i got my on Job training with Dr. Sushil for 7 months teaching pranayama and philosophy.My recent visit was in Feb 2015. I spent a month to work on our future project and advance study on chakras with Dr. Sushil. Yoga was the cultural thing where i grew up but i got to learn the fundamentals of it with Dr. Sushil’s sacred knowledge of yoga. He started his yoga studies from his childhood till his Master and Phd from pure Yogic environmental school, university and ashrams.
I presently live in Canada running my own company for yoga events my website is themountainmonk.ca. I definitely recommend this yoga school to begin for your spiritual journey of life. May God keep me connected with Chandra Yoga 🙂
Deepak Kalsi, Canada
Shaimaa Haroun, Egypt
Anna Sugarman, USA
I WOULD NOT HAVE REALIZED THAT THE PRACTICE OF YOGA IS NOT JUST EXERCISE AS I DID BEFORE, BUT APPRECIATED THE SPIRITUAL/MENTAL/PSYIOLOGICAL/STRENGTHENING AND ENDURANCE ASPECTS OF THIS COURSE. THIS WAS TRULY LIFE CHANGING IN THAT I HAVE NOT ONLY HELPED MYSELF, BUT CAN ADDRESS ISSUES RELATED TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS. THIS WAS MOST IMPORTANT FOR ME IN THIS VENTURE. I FEEL THAT EACH DAY I READ THE MATERIALS PROVIDED AND PRACTICE YOGA, I REALIZE HOW CERTAIN THINGS MAKE MORE SENSE TO ME NOW MORE SO THAN BEFORE. TEACHERS STUCK TO THE SCHEDULES EACH DAY, BUT THEY WAS SURE TO MAKE THE STUDENT FEEL CONFIDENT AND MOREOVER WE LEARNED TO WORK AS A TEAM. I HAVE MADE LIFETIME FRIENDSHIPS WITH STUDENTS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD. THE SCHOOL IS OPEN TO ANY FOLLOW-UP CONCERNS WHICH IS MOST IMPORTANT TO ME. I LEARNED MANY TECHNIQUES, UNIQUE TO ME…TEACHERS SPENT TIME WITH ME OUTSIDE OF SCHEDULED CLASSES THAT HAS IMPROVED MY OWN HEALTH ISSUES TO ENSURE MY NEEDS WERE MET. I WAS AMAZED AT MY OWN PHYSICAL TRANSFORMATION AS WELL AS ONE OLDER STUDENT AFTER JUST ONE WEEK. AS AN OLDER STUDENT (WAY BEYOND 50) IT WAS DIFFICULT TO SECURE A SPOT AT OTHER SCHOOL. CHANDRA YOGA INTERNATIONAL DID NOT TREAT ME AS AN OLD PERSON MAKING MY EXPERIENCE AS RICH AS ANY OTHER STUDENT. THEY WENT BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY ON DAYS WHEN MY KNEE WAS NOT IN SHAPE. WITH THE INDIVIDUAL ATTENTION AND CARE, I, AS MUCH AS EVERYONE ELSE, WAS SURPRISED AT THE LEVEL I WAS ABLE TO PERFORM THE REQUIRED ASANAS BY THE END OF THE COURSE. I PARTICULARLY LIKE BEING TESTED AND GETTING FEEDBACK TO UNDERSTAND THINGS MORE CLEARLY AND FULLY.
Bhagwatee Rambarran, Canada
My experience at Chandra school was better than I expected. It was wonderful times. All classes, all teachers, I really loved it! I could improve many yoga skills and learn about, not just yoga, but mental and about myself also. I hope to come back again to the 300 RYS course and meet all Chandra school staff, teachers, and classmates! Thanks for all teachers, staff, class mates, and special thanks for Dr Sushil. Namaste.
When I decided to do the Teacher Training Course, I was researching a lot online until I chose Chandra Yoga School, and I am very happy with my decision. The email communication before the course with Dr. Sushil and his team was great from the beginning- fast and helpful. I ordered a taxi from the airport on my first day through Dr. Sushil. My flight was delayed more than an hour but the taxi driver with a sign with my name on it was still waiting for me. So there was no problem to arrive on the first day (apart from the Indian traffic!) And this is where my Indian Yogi journey started. The accommodation and food was excellent. The rooms were big bed, bathroom, and balcony with a beautiful view. Food was vegetarian which I really enjoyed. All month was so busy so those four weeks went so fast! I teach yoga on a cruise ship (Pathway to Yoga) but I was never able to build my own sequence. And I’ve learned so much in Chandra Yoga School. The teachers were wonderful and willing to help in any situation. We started every day with a meditation class with Dr. Sushil and it was a very new experience for me. Dr. Sushil is an excellent teacher and yogi and by introducing me to plenty of great techniques to achieve meditation, I was actually able to teach a meditation class in the last week of the course- amazing feeling.
Asana classes were in so many variations that apart from Hatha and Ashtanga we got the opportunity to practice also AcroYoga, Partner yoga, Yin yoga, and many more. Anatomy classes were very interesting and helped me to understand the poses in depth which helps with the correct adjustment in class. Everyone was so lovely with an open mind and heart. We even spent our days altogether. First day off we were blessed enough to get the opportunity to be a part of the 80th birthday celebration of H.H. the Dalai Lama with a presence of H.H. in his temple (500 meters from the school). A very powerful experience. The next day off we had planned a hike, and the place where the teachers took us was breathtaking. The hike up to the hill (3000 meters above sea level) was very challenging but definitely worth it. By the way, Dr. Sushil is so also much fun! I loved his philosophy classes. The practicums we did on the last week of the course were not stressful and again the teachers helped us anytime we needed them too. I have great memories from my one month in India. I met very special and lovely people and learned so much. I’m ready to go back on the cruise ship, build my own class and teach not only with my body but also with my heart.
The course helped me to improve my skills but it was also very important for my personal and spiritual growth. I understand life much better than ever and I believe understanding is the key. I’ll definitely come back to India again and hopefully meditate with Dr. Sushil and his team in his ashram one day. Namaste.
Simona Vicenova, Slovakia
Completed my 200-HR RYT last November 2014 in Rishikesh. I came into the training with roughly a year of practice and this was the right program to deepen my understanding of yoga. I had a phenomenal time and will forever cherish the moments shared with my teachers (Shushil-ji & Nino-ji) and classmates. Our class was just the right size (10-11 pax), enough for us to get to know each other and bond for over a month. It was both exciting & challenging learning the Shatkarma practices, I esp. like the shankhaprakshalana and I felt the difference in my body after. The school served yummy vegetarian dishes all through out. Shout out to the incredible cook Mohan! 🙂
If you are looking for snack treats, the organic stores are just walking distance. The Philosophy classes changed the way I looked at yoga (in a good way). Dr. Sushil explained the texts in a way that is accessible to the students e.g. citing examples, scenarios. It was relatable for a beginner like me. Knowledge, practice and experience- are my take away from Sushil-ji’s classes. Thank you!
Nino-ji is one rare soul! 🙂 She’s awesome and was a key figure in our YTT. Her passion and dedication to the practice is really admirable and it rubs off on you. I learned so much from her, not only with Anatomy (which is her forte’) but in life and the practice in general. THANK YOU Nino-ji!!
Overall I would recommend Chandra to anyone looking to deepen their yoga practice beyond the physical asanas. Rishikesh is the perfect place to start, you are surrounded with SO much yoga and the place has that vibe that expands your consciousness. Go have a dip at the Ganga! That was one memorable experience! I will definitely come back! 🙂 All the best to the Chandra Team, thank you very much for sharing your knowledge and practice. Namaste!”
Donna Embodo, Singapore
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