I can understand your situation. There are a lot of yoga schools in Rishikesh. I am sure it is difficult for you to find the right one. Rishikesh Yoga Peeth is located in Swargashram, Jonk village area of Rishikesh and they have large class size. So if you are on the those people who would like to practice yoga in a busy area, among a lot of fellow students go for it. If not, find a school that has a smaller class size.
As compared to Schools in swargarshram/jonk village, the schools located in Tapovan have better surroundings (open, and surrounded by greenry). Also the schools located at Laxman Jhoola are crowded.
If you want to have a personal attention, choose a school with smaller class size (12-15). This way you will have company and one to one attention of the teachers. Mostly schools teach students to be positive and live without many expectations, you may not find too many bad reviews about any school.
Your best bet is not to get swayed by good/bad reviews or google rankings and choose the school that is a right fit for you in terms of:
- Course fees.
- Class size.
- Course contents (Yoga only or Yoga + Ayurveda (AYTTC)
- Old Vs New (Old one have better reputation, new ones have better amenities)
- Course duration ( for 300 hours: course varies in duration. Whereas some schools give certification in 28 days, others take the course for as long as 52 days)
Food is pretty much same in all schools. And teaching methodology too. Because one teacher teaches somewhere then opens his own school and hire teachers, who then move on to open their own schools and so on.
Overall it is totally a matter of personal choice. No matter which school you choose, you will love being at Rishikesh and I am sure you will be glad you came here.
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