I did only one week yoga program but it was really good. The teachers and the atmosphere in the ashram and with the rest of the people was very nice. Everybody is so profesional. During the program everybody got a room by themeselves, no sharing. Food is nice but almost no variety.
I took up a teacher's training course here. Yoga Chakra is no where close to the kind of Yoga school one hopes to join in a place like Rishikesh, which is known for the best Yoga centers in the world. This school looks more like a cheap hotel with dirty, bug infested rooms, than a Yoga centre. Thankfully I did not stay at this Yoga School having seen the unkempt rooms first off, even though the teachers coaxed me to take up the residential package with meals.
Not all classes were good and the place is shady. One of the teachers was unprofessional and rude. It was tough to understand some of the teachers as they could not communicate properly in English. Besides, I was taking theory classes sitting in the smelly basement of the building whereas I had come to Rishikesh for the beautiful location that it is. It was a very unpleasant experience for me and I left the course midway.
They just want to make quick money and are not concerned with well being of students or improving the infrastructure of the place. Another student from America had come for a Yoga Retreat but was put into a Teacher’s training course. She too was very frustrated but had no choice but to continue since the entire payment was done.
Yoga Chakra was a waste of time, money, effort and peace of mind for me. I still haven’t received a full refund.
If you are a yoga student seeking courses in Rishikesh or elsewhere in India, I strongly advise you to thoroughly research yoga schools before choosing one. As far as possible, pick a well-established institute with a good reputation, that has been around for ages. You might have to pay a little more but it’ll be worth the experience!