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“The warm heartbeat of Varanasi's streets...”

Yoga Education Training Society
Ranked #2 of 18 Spas & Wellness in Varanasi
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: We are non profit organization, Varanasi, India providing free education for helpless and slums kids for better life... as you can see in our blog & sites, We always welcome volunteers for short time or long time work ... We have Yoga Teacher Training Program, and yoga drop classes, Ayurveda, Massage, Hindi language, Astrology, Cooking, Heena, Music vocal , instrumental, classical etc.. at our Yoga Education Training Society at Reasonable class fees...more details write us e.mail. We have accommodation facility also if traveler or volunteer wish to work here they can get room here in Somit Paying Guest House. Please see some reviews in Bed & breakfast forum in TripAdvisor. We welcome everyone. Come and join us feel energy and love. your small time can give pleasure of children faces. thanks. We have children handmade workshop and here you can see if you like you can buy and support. Roof top Bowl of Compassion ( Cafe ) and here you can take the taste of the foods with beautiful view.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Lockers / storage
Akurala, Sri Lanka
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24 reviews
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“The warm heartbeat of Varanasi's streets...”
Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

I accidently bumped into this place while getting lost in the small streets around the ghats,and I'm so happy I did...I came back the next day just to help out and brought some balloons to do some exercises with the kids.Small gestures,lots of fun...It was a pleasure meeting Somit,who deserves all respect for founding this place.Some people just have the heart on the right place,and I hope he can find the necessary funds to keep on going... And besides that,I got the best massage of my life here,high quality for a good price! Even if it's just for a day or to say hello,just pass by the society,and it will make your Varanasi visit simply complete...I'll be back!

Visited July 2013
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VaranasiSomit, Owner at Yoga Education Training Society, responded to this review, August 27, 2013
Yes i remember you came in our place after finding some hours sorry for it ...because we are located inside the narrow streets and our area"s most of rival never say right direction to come in our place so next time any traveler can call also we can pick up them any one point of Varanasi. we are glad that you came here took massage in our place and expended your useful time with the lovely kids thanks a lot for eating our cafe ...bowl of compassion on the roof top, and it is feeling good that you love the food of here i will pass these message to our older kids who has made these foods. Thanks
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“Experience of full life”
Reviewed July 13, 2013

I choosed to do yoga with Somit because my friend had taken a yoga class with yoga education training society last year. The day i arrived he invited me to do yoga and massage. I was nervous to do yoga and massage. The friends and relationships i made during my month long stint in Varanasi have made profound impact on my life. i feel incredibly blessed to have becone a part

Visited July 2013
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VaranasiSomit, Owner at Yoga Education Training Society, responded to this review, August 27, 2013
I would be thankful my student and volunteer who has recommend to u in our society and it was good time with you, in these forum we can read it easily that you are happy with us in yoga and massage classes, thanks
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“Number-1”
Reviewed June 27, 2013

These yoga studio is good than anyone. Myself visited other studio but this is number 1 because teaching quality is super ; teacher is young but with 12 Years experiences ; friendly atmosphere inside yoga ashram ; lesson fees is also very reasonable price; I have taken here 10 days yoga classes; 5 Hindi lesson; once cooking and teens lessons ; 4 times took massage it was ayurveda ; simple oil; Tantra. All was very good experiences for all of us. We will back again upcoming years. Thankyou Somit ji.

Visited June 2013
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VaranasiSomit, Owner at Yoga Education Training Society, responded to this review, August 27, 2013
Your experience is very different from the others ... you have already checked others as you said me that your last hotel said some yoga studio and took more money and you think that your hotel manager took commission ... but more important thing is that you did not like them and you found us via lonely planet guide and came yourself.. and feeling now cool because almost you took all the lesson of our society and it seems you are very happy with all the subjects and these reason you came up to write here, Thanks and Most Welcome Next Time.
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“Veterinary + Tantric Yoga”
Reviewed June 26, 2013

We was stay in his accommodation. In our stay there we did volunteering help in veterinary program 3 times.It was very good experience for us. We gave the medicine injured Dogs and cows. It was so impressive for all of us. We would like to say him all the best. Mr. Somit also run free schools in two places but we could not visit ...other travellers said it was great fun and experiences for them. We took here Tantra yoga classes and tantric massage it was different but full of new knowledge. Somit is friendly and good young teacher.

Visited June 2013
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VaranasiSomit, Owner at Yoga Education Training Society, responded to this review, August 27, 2013
Firstly i would like to say thanks for staying in our accommodation SOMIT PAYING GUEST HOUSE. We are glad that you have helped in our dog project and also participated in the street children education program, It was very good to teach you Tantric yoga and massage , Thanks
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“Wonderful place where I feel good”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

It is overall nice place to do yoga, ayurveda and decent place to stay. A wonderful yoga teacher.All levels classes they provide with respected way. Atmosphere is very good. We love roof top with the great view of Full Varanasi city. Surrounded yoga society many fake peoples always walk and they want to take advantage of the name of Somit, yoga education training society and Saraswati education center. Go direct yourself without any guide because surely they will misguide u. With me same accident happened I asked local guy for these society and he send me another place and teacher charged 600 Rs. Same day I wrote email and he said I was not in his center next morning we planes to meet in his old place upstair 3rd floor there was his mother and sisterand they phone called Somit came in 3-5 minute I shocked because my guide cheated and brought somewhere else... I shared with Somit and he said these accidents happens most of time. He said to me if I could write somewhere so I came up here to write my experience for other travellers. Best place is in Varanasi just need to be careful or call Somit mobile or email him. Come up to help these young man for his social work and good skill of Indian traditional art.

Visited June 2013
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VaranasiSomit, Owner at Yoga Education Training Society, responded to this review, August 27, 2013
It is very good to read that we are overall nice place for yoga, Ayurveda and also for stay. You like our yoga studio and you said i am good happy to hear it. Yes roof top view is very good . i am fully agree with you that people should to come themselves or call us because guide man or sometime guest house manager/ honor they send in our place and start to say for the commission and we never give commission so in our place people come by mouth of peoples, or by internet if anyone anyone want to visit our place then call us and drop us e.mail. Thanks
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