Yoga teacher training India reviews & testimonials of Samatva Yogalaya, Rishikesh - Rys 200, 300, 500 and our yoga teacher Krishna Sikhwal, E-RYT 500. Total reviews: 240 - Google+ reviews 113, Facebook reviews 93, TrustPilot reviews 34, Offline reviews 2.
As a student of Krishna's, I hope you will consider this when you decide with whom you choose to study Yoga. Through Krishna, I witnessed the living action of a yoga practitioner/teacher, doing his level best to live in congruence. He asks this from his students as well. In teaching, he is also knowingly teaching himself in each and every class and interaction. While also, keeping his priorities & attention on his students. He holds the space of Father/Teacher with such grace. How many people do you know who are doing their best to live in congruence, teach & challenge themselves on a path with such honesty ?
I approached Krishna at the beginning of the program to make him aware of my injuries. He was not just kind & compassionate but also remained aware & checked in on me throughout. You can trust him with your weaknesses.
There is far too much to try to get across in a testimonial. Bottom line: Krishna is the best comprehensive yoga teacher I've had the pleasure of studying with.
With deep Sincerity
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I met Krishna while doing my 300 hr teacher training in Rishikesh. How lucky was I. Krishna comes from a Brahman family where his Indian history and culture has been preserved. This allowed him to share as he skilfully taught us the practice philosophy of yoga. Yoga is more than just a physical workout it is a way of life. Krishna leads by example with his wife and daughter . Anyone considering taking a yoga teacher training course in India would Be well served under Krishna's guidance . I would highly recommend him.
T0 Whom It May Concern. I have known Krishna Sikhwal since 2014, having participated in a 300 hr. yoga teacher training program co-taught by him. I have worked and studied with many other instructors globally over the years, and can attest that none have surpassed Krishna's demonstrated devotion, expertise and knowledge regarding the art and science of yoga. He is often referred to as "A Teacher of Teachers", and earns this title respectfully. Krishna's nurturing and insightful approach to yoga instruction is impressive. He challenges his students in a skillful way, addressing their best, and bringing out their inner confidence. His intelligence and years of experience are evident, as he quickly addresses questions from students with real examples and concise answers. He teaches with passion and joy, always creating an accepting and peaceful learning atmosphere. I am continuously inspired by Krishna's professional integrity, compassion for others, positive attitude to life, and natural desire for learning and growth, and honored to recommend him to anyone who values these characteristics in a yoga instructor. Sincerely, Lori Shirran M.Ed., E-RYT 500
Its been a great learning and its really being v fortunate to be part of Samatva yogalya. Krishna Ji is an amazing teacher who not only taught us asana, pranayama,anatomy and philosophy but helped us observing suttle changes in our body and knowing how to work on each muscle. I have not only earned 300 hr TTC certificate through this experience but priceless learning's for my life. I would like to thank my batchmates also in making m journey beautiful!!!!
I am so grateful to have been part of the first batch of Krishna's new yoga school! (May/June 2017). Krishna is definitely the best yoga teacher I have come across !!! He is so caring and will do anything to make your time comfortable and to make you feel special. He put in so much effort to make it the best experience for each one of us. I would 100% recommend samatva yogalaya to anyone. I wish I could do it all again!
I came to India, to the birthplace of Yoga seeking a genuine experience. Originally I learned Yoga in the US, and it was to surface level for my liking. I am lucky to say I received a genuine and life-changing experience at the school. Krishna, our primary teacher here, embodies yoga in the way he lives his life. It is not just about practicing yoga on the mat, but it is about complete application to all aspects of your life. In this course I learned more then I ever expected and Krishna has a wonderful teaching style. This course will change the entire rest of my life, and I feel so grateful that I got to take it when I was 24. I will come Home and share these powerful teachings, and no doubt will I be back to study with Krishna at this school for more. Little did I know that India is covered with false Gurus, and fake Yogi's, if you are considering a yoga school in India, this is the school to go to.
Krishna told us the purpose of yoga is a preparation for death. This shocked me at first but with some reflection, I have a better understanding for what this means. He has brought mindfulness and awareness to my practice. I graduated from Krishna's 2nd round of 300hr course in Rishikesh March 2013. I am honored and so grateful I got to study with him. He is knowledgeable, kind and funny too! In 2015, I visited India again for a longer trip (9weeks) with the intention of not going back to Rishikesh. At my 7th week, I needed some place familiar. I needed a piece of Home. Rishikesh was calling. Krishna was gracious enough to let me sit in on his lectures and participate in a meditation and cleansing. The experience of returning to my school and my teachers was indescribable. It came at a time where I needed comfort. Krishna was a great mentor and advisor. Anyone who wants to study yoga in India, must study with Krishna. It is an absolute must. He is knowledgable on not only the physical practice, but the Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita and Hatha Yoga Pradipika too! A wealth of knowledge on Yoga Therapy, various cleansing techniques. And his chanting...melts my heart! I hope to visit Rishikesh and Krishna some day soon!
Having been taught by my dear guru Krishna,my life changed from the way I walk, talk, think and breath. He is a strong teacher with such respect for all his students. As a female student I felt very comfortable practicing in his presence and respected him entirely as he is very disciplined in his practice on and off the mat. His teachings have stuck with me and I still feel like I have a little Krishna sitting on my shoulder saying; "Don't just do the pose,do something in it". My knowledge I gained about yoga and life started with him. He has a good sense of humor and is a very respected man,not just from his students,but also the community. Your life will gain new meaning after meeting and being taught by Krishna. He is the real deal !
Written by: Annie Dwyer
Krishna is such an inspirational yoga teacher. He has so much wisdom and love to give. I would definitely recommend yoga training with Krishna to everyone. Krishna has patience with his students and he will answer all your questions. I loved his meditation classes and when he was chanting devotional mantras to us. There was so much love in it. He also has a great sense of humor so you will not get bored at all :) It will be fun! Great teacher to learn from. So much love to give and so much wisdom to share.
Written by: Lenka Kremsa
Father, Grandfather, Brother, Friend. These are the titles I give to the most respected men in my life, and as a teacher, Krishna encompassed all of them. Krishna is not only a teacher, he somehow also becomes your family. His extensive knowledge and obvious years of experience make him one of the most incredible people from whom I've had the pleasure to learn. His sense of humor and intelligence are unparalleled and you will leave his classes with not only a physical but a mental and spiritual depth you didn't know you had.He only teaches you what he knows and from his experience, you experience. Thank you Krishna, I can honestly say, you changed my life for the better. With all the love in the world, your student.
Written by: Patricia Jackson
Krishna is the perfect being to help guide you on your Yoga journey. My wonderful journey with Krishna brought me so much more than just knowledge about Yoga and how to be a instructor. It taught me how to become more aware about life and my own being. I grew stronger in so many different ways both physically and mentally. I feel like Krishna provides you the tools to help you find your true self, find what makes you happy and then it's your job to do the work and grow as a being. Krishna's spirit and energy are both uplifting and calming. He makes me want to try and be the better person I can be. I carry his knowledge and words with me everyday, close to my heart. Besides being the best, most awesome, amazing teacher....he is also a Great Friend! You should definitely take your own Yoga Journey with Krishna as your guide. It can be life changing.
Written by: Amy Jo Sears
Krishna is knowledgeable, kind and caring. His instruction is detail-oriented, specific yet easy to follow. He can speak on everything from alignments and physiology to the history of the Gita, with ease and verve. He supplements his incredible historical knowledge with personal stories from his long yoga journey from disciple to teacher. To put it simply, his devotion to his craft is contagious...and one of the reasons I can say I felt privileged to train with him
Written by: Eugene Vassilas
I cannot say enough good things about Krishna. He is an excellent teacher who truly cares about his students. I am so grateful for my 300 hour yoga training with him and would definitely recommend his teachings. If you enjoy yoga philosophy, proper alignment and a little humour, you will definitely enjoy his teacher training!
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