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Samyak Yoga

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NPS Score 9.2/10


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Bommuru Agrahara Rd, Karnataka, India

Types of Yoga Taught

Flow Yoga

Alignment-Oriented Yoga

Fitness Yoga

Spiritually-Oriented Yoga

Trainings Formats

Full-time
usually intensive/immersion

Residential
trainees stay on-site

Languages

ENGLISH, Sanskrit

About Samyak Institute of Yoga & Ayurveda

Welcome to Samyak Institute of Yoga & Ayurveda, an esteemed haven for aspiring yogis nestled in the serene city of Mysore, India. Guided by the visionaries Yogacharya Rakesh and Dr. Meghana Narayana, our institute stands proudly along the banks of the sacred river...

Welcome to Samyak Institute of Yoga & Ayurveda, an esteemed haven for aspiring yogis nestled in the serene city of Mysore, India. Guided by the visionaries Yogacharya Rakesh and Dr. Meghana Narayana, our institute stands proudly along the banks of the sacred river Cauveri, embodying the spiritual essence akin to the Ganges of South India.

At Samyak Institute of Yoga & Ayurveda, we take pride in our distinguished team of teachers who have undergone profound Yogic monastery education at Veda Vijnana Gurukulam under the esteemed guidance of Acharya Dr. Ramachandra Bhat in South India.

Our Yoga Teacher Training programs are renowned for their excellence, focusing on honing professional teaching skills. Immerse yourself in the traditional practices of asana, pranayama, kriya, and bandha as our programs delve into the art of teaching. From voice modulation to precise positioning, the intricacies of hands-on adjustments, offering variations, designing comprehensive class modules, and understanding the anatomical and psychological aspects of practice and teaching – we leave no stone unturned in your yogic journey.

Samyak Institute has welcomed over 2500 students from more than 80 nationalities, spreading the essence of Yoga across the globe. Our Yoga Teacher Training programs extend beyond the bounds of Mysore to enchanting locations like Paris, Bali, Serbia, and Cambodia. Join our thriving Samyak Yoga Community, where Love and Light converge, inspiring individuals worldwide to embrace Yoga as a way of life.

First Registered March 2012

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  • 4.5 out of 5
    By: Lea Diercksen Jun 15, 2024
    Training Program held on Mar 03, 2024—Mar 28, 2024

    I did the 200h Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training with Samyak and am super grateful for this intense and great experience! The training you receive is very in depth and much more than what I had hoped for. If you are looking to learn in the traditional, authentic way, about where Yoga really comes from and what its practice means, I can definitely recommend going! The tight schedule can easily be a knowledge overload, but the people, the calm natural scenery around, the INCREDIBLE food, are a great base for this (yup, the food mostly, really:D)! Starting the day with the asana practice of the Primary Series. I think it was greatly thought through that this was led for the first weeks, and then turned into Mysore practice, a great way of learning the Series through physical experience. You get a good foundation of Pranayama, Ayurveda, Anatomy, a hint of Meditation practice and learn all about cleansing rituals - I loved that Jala Neti became a regular event! Great focus on the philosphy of Yoga, which can come short nowadays in the Western World, so this was eye-opening and highly significant. You go into detail of every posture, spending up to an hour on a single asana (limitations, benefits, adjustments, variations, etc). Fast paced, but a depth you don't often encounter in Teacher Trainings. Also a huge Plus at Samyak is the opportunity you get to teach within the training already. They really care about the authenticity of Yoga in all its ways, also meaning you get to eat Ayurvedic/Yogic food, witness rituals, etc. Personally I was missing some feminine energy in the space and the way we were treated. As much as I am a fan of the traditional way, it can get a bit hirarchical and "old-school" at times in the way we were taught - I would appreciate if this became more "on-eye-level" in the future. Otherwise a caring and very supportive community! I am very grateful to them.

    • General Comments

      I did the 200h Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training with Samyak and am super grateful for this intense and great experience! The training you receive is very in depth and much more than what I had hoped for. If you are looking to learn in the traditional, authentic way, about where Yoga really comes from and what its practice means, I can definitely recommend going! The tight schedule can easily be a knowledge overload, but the people, the calm natural scenery around, the INCREDIBLE food, are a great base for this (yup, the food mostly, really:D)! Starting the day with the asana practice of the Primary Series. I think it was greatly thought through that this was led for the first weeks, and then turned into Mysore practice, a great way of learning the Series through physical experience. You get a good foundation of Pranayama, Ayurveda, Anatomy, a hint of Meditation practice and learn all about cleansing rituals - I loved that Jala Neti became a regular event! Great focus on the philosphy of Yoga, which can come short nowadays in the Western World, so this was eye-opening and highly significant. You go into detail of every posture, spending up to an hour on a single asana (limitations, benefits, adjustments, variations, etc). Fast paced, but a depth you don't often encounter in Teacher Trainings. Also a huge Plus at Samyak is the opportunity you get to teach within the training already. They really care about the authenticity of Yoga in all its ways, also meaning you get to eat Ayurvedic/Yogic food, witness rituals, etc. Personally I was missing some feminine energy in the space and the way we were treated. As much as I am a fan of the traditional way, it can get a bit hirarchical and "old-school" at times in the way we were taught - I would appreciate if this became more "on-eye-level" in the future. Otherwise a caring and very supportive community! I am very grateful to them.
  • 4 out of 5
    By: Monika Verma May 25, 2024
    Training Program held on Dec 03, 2023—Dec 28, 2023

  • 5 out of 5
    By: Mathilde Raillard May 18, 2024
    Training Program held on Oct 03, 2023—Oct 28, 2023

  • 5 out of 5
    By: Birgit Schwarz May 17, 2024
    Training Program held on Feb 03, 2024—Feb 28, 2024

    It was an incredible experience to do the TTC at Samyak Institute! The place is really nice and the Acharyas are fantastic! I have learned so much, they really teached us how to teach. I am already looking forward to come back. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us.

    • General Comments

      It was an incredible experience to do the TTC at Samyak Institute! The place is really nice and the Acharyas are fantastic! I have learned so much, they really teached us how to teach. I am already looking forward to come back. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Adelina Werner Apr 26, 2024
    Training Program held on Mar 03, 2024—Mar 28, 2024

    Highly skilled teachers, friendly atmosphere, truly deep dive into traditional ashtanga yoga, meditation and ayurveda. I am glad that I chose Samyak Yoga as my first school and looking forward to coming back for the 300-hour course, especially given that they are building new Yoga Shala.

    • General Comments

      Highly skilled teachers, friendly atmosphere, truly deep dive into traditional ashtanga yoga, meditation and ayurveda. I am glad that I chose Samyak Yoga as my first school and looking forward to coming back for the 300-hour course, especially given that they are building new Yoga Shala.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Calum Grant Mar 30, 2024
    Training Program held on Feb 03, 2024—Feb 28, 2024

    Had an amazing experience at the Samyak Institute of Yoga, my complete immersion into Hatha Yoga - Ayurveda - Yoga Philosophy – Breath Work – Meditation & Anatomy has literally been life changing. The complete team were excellent, their depth of knowledge was on another level. Would go back to continue my studies with Samyak. Could not recommend the Samyak Institute of Yoga and their team highly enough. 10/10

    • General Comments

      Had an amazing experience at the Samyak Institute of Yoga, my complete immersion into Hatha Yoga - Ayurveda - Yoga Philosophy – Breath Work – Meditation & Anatomy has literally been life changing. The complete team were excellent, their depth of knowledge was on another level. Would go back to continue my studies with Samyak. Could not recommend the Samyak Institute of Yoga and their team highly enough. 10/10
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Hannes Lieb Mar 17, 2024
    Training Program held on Feb 03, 2023—Feb 28, 2023

    excellent school, very good teachers, a deep dive in to purely traditional Yoga, teachers with real life experience of being a Yogi, very good Food, a school that focuses on learning the training is no holiday, It was a huge pleasure to be there.

    • General Comments

      excellent school, very good teachers, a deep dive in to purely traditional Yoga, teachers with real life experience of being a Yogi, very good Food, a school that focuses on learning the training is no holiday, It was a huge pleasure to be there.
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Rowan Daly Mar 15, 2024
    Training Program held on Feb 03, 2024—Feb 28, 2024

    The Hatha Yoga TTC I did at Samyak Yoga was a very thorough and intense training. I felt well prepared to start teacher yoga after the course. I'm very grateful for my time there!

    • General Comments

      The Hatha Yoga TTC I did at Samyak Yoga was a very thorough and intense training. I felt well prepared to start teacher yoga after the course. I'm very grateful for my time there!
  • 5 out of 5
    By: Maxime MEILLANT Feb 20, 2024
    Training Program held on Jan 03, 2024—Jan 28, 2024

  • 5 out of 5
    By: Jay singh Feb 14, 2024
    Training Program held on Jan 03, 2024—Jan 31, 2024

    The best school in india for yoga with gurukulam style of teaching.

    • General Comments

      The best school in india for yoga with gurukulam style of teaching.
First Registered March 2012

School Reviews

Total Reviews: 292

By Lea Diercksen RYT® 200

Jun 15, 2024

I did the 200h Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training with Samyak and am super grateful for this intense and great experience! The training you receive is very in depth and much more than what I had hoped for. If you are looking to learn in the traditional, authentic way, about where Yoga really comes from and what its practice means, I can definitely recommend going! The tight schedule can easily be a knowledge overload, but the people, the calm natural scenery around, the INCREDIBLE food, are a great base for this (yup, the food mostly, really:D)! Starting the day with the asana practice of the Primary Series. I think it was greatly thought through that this was led for the first weeks, and then turned into Mysore practice, a great way of learning the Series through physical experience. You get a good foundation of Pranayama, Ayurveda, Anatomy, a hint of Meditation practice and learn all about cleansing rituals - I loved that Jala Neti became a regular event! Great focus on the philosphy of Yoga, which can come short nowadays in the Western World, so this was eye-opening and highly significant. You go into detail of every posture, spending up to an hour on a single asana (limitations, benefits, adjustments, variations, etc). Fast paced, but a depth you don't often encounter in Teacher Trainings. Also a huge Plus at Samyak is the opportunity you get to teach within the training already. They really care about the authenticity of Yoga in all its ways, also meaning you get to eat Ayurvedic/Yogic food, witness rituals, etc. Personally I was missing some feminine energy in the space and the way we were treated. As much as I am a fan of the traditional way, it can get a bit hirarchical and "old-school" at times in the way we were taught - I would appreciate if this became more "on-eye-level" in the future. Otherwise a caring and very supportive community! I am very grateful to them. Full Review

By Monika Verma RYT® 200

May 25, 2024

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