Reviews & Testimonials: Starlim India - Rishikesh

  • Student Testimonail and Review

    While contemplating where you are going to complete your Yoga Teacher Training (YTT), all you can do trust You trust the reviews, you trust the people at the school with whom you communicate, and you trust that traveling the distance to India will be worth the time and money invested. I recently earned my 200-hour certification in Rishikesh, and I can honestly, absolutely, and without hesitation say that it was worth every penny. The program cost about half price YTT courses in the US Yes, you pay the difference in travel and visa expenses, but that extra cost is a cultural adventure that can not be replicated in the US or your relevant country. The teachers are all Indians, and they are raised in the philosophies that they teach at the school. They are firmly rooted and passionate in their convictions that yoga is not about "asana" but a way of being, a way of melding the body, mind, and soul. Everything is fused together The staff is friendly and helpful. The accommodations are private enough to be alone, if you want Again, I would not hesitate to repeat this experience, and I'm already considering returning for their 300-hour course. Namaste to everyone at Starlim India!

    Anne CastagnaroYoga Teacher Training
  • Student Testimonail and Review

    Traveling to India for the first time, I had no idea what to expect and neither did my family and friends. Communicating with the school via email every step of the way provided me reassurance from the very beginning. I signed up to take the taxi, which is done through emailing the school. You do not have to try and set up who you will share a taxi with via Meetup... Starlim India takes care of everything through email correspondence. When I got off the airplane, I had already been in contact with one of the girls I would be riding with and I spotted her at baggage claim. We walked outside to exactly where the school said Starlim India taxi service would be, and they had a sign with our names on it. The taxi ride was about 6.5 hours, and I think this was the best way to fully experience my first entry into India. People kept talking about culture shock, and as the hours rolled by in the taxi, I thought "why haven't I experienced this culture shock yet." The gradual transition to making my way to my home away from home in Rishikesh was extremely memorable, and I have hundreds of pictures to prove so, which I put into a video and my family back home feels like they experienced India with me. I definitely recommend this way into the school.

    TheUnionHealthProject HP Yoga Teacher Training
  • Student Testimonail and Review

    I spent 4 months in Rishikesh starting with a 300 hour TTC to receive my 500 hour certification. Then I spent months at the retreat center. This is as fine a yoga organization as I could ever imagine. The staff is amazing, from the teachers to the food. They even arrange for your Taxi service so you don't have to stress over haggling for overpriced taxis when you arrive in Delhi. I have been teaching some 10 years and attended Teacher Training in America and India before and this was by far the most authentic comprehensive yoga education experience I could imagine.

    Matt TaoJi Yoga Teacher Training
  • Student Testimonail and Review

    Starlim is the best organizatione in India!my personal advice to all who like to be relax on the way towards Rishikesh the best thing you can do is to contact with Starlim India! I'd like to say thanks again for all help from the Starlim India to assist my trips since 10 years to go to Rishikesh! StarlimIndia a legjobb szervezet ami segithet utazasodban Rishikesh fele ahol a Yoga szuletett ! En lassan 10 eve kerem a segitseguket utaim soran amiert ezuton is szeretnek koszonetet mondani tiszta szivembol!

    Timea Vitéz Yoga Teacher Training
  • Student Testimonail and Review

    My India experience was excellent, from the taxi service to the yoga retreat at Mahatma Yoga Ashram, arranged by Starlim India. As soon as I booked my retreat package, Starlim proactively ensured that I have all my travel and transportation needs met. I was impressed with the professional taxi service, especially as a woman traveling alone, I had full confidence in my safety under Stalim's care. My two weeks stay at Mahatma Yoga was a personally fulfilling and enlightening experience. I enjoyed every aspect of the program, from the home-cooked vegetarian meals to deep conversations on yoga philosophy to various meditation and yoga asana practices. It's also a huge bonus that Mahatma Yoga Ashram sits on top of the Ganges Riverbank - the sound of the gushing water in the mornings was breathtakingly refreshing.

    Pam LyYoga Teacher Training
  • Student Testimonail and Review

    I was a bit worried about coordinating transportation from Delhi to Rishikesh as a single female but Starlim India was excellent in communicating and arranging everything. I had an immediate pickup in an AC car with another female and we arrived Monday morning just in time for our first class! Overall an amazing experience, I wish I could go back and do it all again!

    Mary-Patton S. Davis Yoga Teacher Training
  • Student Testimonail and Review

    I was searching for a yoga school in Rishikesh that would provide me with the overall service. With an extensive google search, I came to know that I can choose Starlim India. I contacted the school and they promised me overall service - pickup from New Delhi airport to food and accommodation in the school. The round trip from Delhi Airport to the Yoga School was fantastic - comfortable, safe and exciting. I loved the food. You can choose to eat outside, changing taste is okay, but I always ate in the school talking with teachers and learning more each time. The private rooms are cozy and lovely. They work as your sweet little home during the whole course period. You will be impressed by the staff members who are always at your service. I was in a group of 50+ students but I never felt that the team did not respond to my query or did not address my problem. Starlim India delivered what it promised. Recently I heard they are constructing their own School building. I wish them very best and wish to be back to the school for 300 hour course in the future.

    Nancy WoolfYoga Teacher Training
  • Student Testimonail and Review

    Completed the 300 hour TTC in 2015. Great experience overall. Good balance of asana, philosophy, and anatomy. However, there was very minimal feedback - to none at all - for the class that us trainees must teach at the end of our course to receive our certificate. Would have liked for that (very important) aspect of the course to be more organized, and I would have appreciated more feedback in regards to tweaking and improving upon my teaching abilities - though I do feel within that I have improved. Nice accommodations of private room and bath. Food at meals was sub-par and lacked nutritional quality at times.

    Lauren Wilsman Yoga Teacher Training
  • Student Testimonail and Review

    My short six weeks at Rishikesh was remarkably transformative. I learned an incredible amount about yoga philosophy and how to extend my practice into my daily life and interactions. I would recommend it to anyone interested in moving away from the ego and exploring their true self. I wish I had learned a bit more about sequencing and leading yoga classes in the 200-hr TTC; however, I immensely value the lessons I learned during my time there.

    Danielle TiddYoga Teacher Training
  • Student Testimonail and Review

    When I look back across the experiences in my life, Starlim India will always be one of the most perspective-shifting experiences. I wanted to learn yoga, but I have gained so much more from teaching staff. The yoga instructors had high standards for us and each helped us to come to class as our most healthy selves so we could meet those standards. (83 sun salutations, anyone??) Teaching staff, including the kitchen and guest house staff, work tirelessly to create a space in this little town in India where you can feel safe to explore, open up to new ideas, and challenge yourself. I personally was challenged mentally, physically, and spiritually by this program - a challenge that has softened some of my edges and torn down some of my walls. I wasn't going to go on this trip, but I coincidentally met someone that had already graduated from it. When I asked her what she thought of the program, she said, "Go. Just go. There is nothing I can say to convince you, but if you are ready to change your life. Go." I leave you with the same wise words, "Go."

    Kelsey Moore Yoga Teacher Training