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Eager to learn more about the art of yoga and share your knowledge by teaching other inspired yogis? If your answer is yes, come and join Vinyasa Yoga Academy’s 200-hour yoga teacher training in India which will definitely change your life. Yoga is about taking control and responsibility for your own health and thoughts. It's about calming the fluctuations of a manic mind through breath, movement and meditation. This well-established program will teach you different subjects like Yoga Anatomy, Alignment and adjustment including the Philosophy behind Yoga (pranayama. meditation, asanas). You will develop yourself on a spiritual, mental, and physical level in a great way, and you will be given the confidence to take your yoga practice to a deeper level and become an encouraging yoga teacher.
During your yoga teacher training program, your stay will be at the Vinyasa Yoga Academy which is located in the most peaceful area of Tapovan, Rishikesh. The Academy has magnificent views of the mountains and a peaceful serene environment with lush green gardens and lots of nature around you.
After a 5 minute walk, you will find the market where you can buy organic products, local wares, food, restaurants and so on. The world-famous Laxmanjhula hanging bridge is situated within a 10-minute walk. The yoga hall is situated on the top floor of the building with beautiful mountain and jungle views. It is a peaceful place that allows your mind to become completely focused on your study and practice.
Vinyasa Yoga Academy has three yoga halls, 21 rooms, and large outdoor terraces. The large dining hall is situated on the ground floor with lovely views. Every room has a bathroom with western toilet and hot and cold shower. Students can choose single or double accommodation according to their needs. Rooms are spacious, open and light. Bedsheets, pillows, bath towels, toilet paper, and blankets are provided. Free Wi-Fi is available on every floor. The washing machine is free to use during certain hours of the day.
People all around the world come to Rishikesh in search of knowledge and peace, and Vinyasa Yoga Academy is proud to be located in the calm foothills of the Himalayas, helping soul searchers seek knowledge. Vinyasa Yoga Academy will try their best to provide you with everything to make your stay memorable and meaningful.
At Vinyasa Yoga Academy, we believe our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in India (TTC) is the perfect option for any individual or group keen to further their teaching capabilities and understanding of Vinyasa Yoga. This course will also support your own Yoga practice and lead to a stronger and more agile body, peaceful, calm mind, revitalized and re-energized energies - it’s changed the lives of many people around the World!
Vinyasa Yoga Academy teachers take pride in ensuring that you gain a firm understanding of all the major and more intricate aspects of Yoga to help you become a rounded Yoga practitioner and an expert Yoga Teacher - asanas are not enough! The fact that Yoga has become such a popular way to strengthen the mind, body and spirit means there has never been a more perfect time to become a qualified yoga teacher.
Vinyasa Yoga Academy also chose Rishikesh, India, as the destination for their Ashrams and Schools. Rishikesh is both the present day and historic spiritual home of Yoga. The Greatest Yoga Masters and Gurus have come from and passed through Rishikesh on their spiritual journey. This spirit hasn’t been lost and this spirit has been captured and is radiated by their facilities, yoga teachers, staff and of course their founder, Yogi Vishnu Panigrahi. You’ll be surrounded by this spirit during your stay in our beautiful Ashram over the 24 days 200 Hour Teacher Training Course (TTC).
Why Choose Vinyasa Yoga Academy: though their named Vinyasa Yoga Academy, it’s not just Vinyasa Yoga that they teach. Their range of courses also include 200 Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Course (TTC) and 200 Hour Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training Course (TTC), which includes just as much depth, quality and quantity within the course content and how they train - they don’t cut any corners! Here are some other highlights of the course: 200 Hours, 28 Day stay at our beautiful, comfortable, homely Ashram in Rishikesh, India during the course
Yoga Asanas, History and Theory
Yoga Philosophy and Satsangs
Yoga Physiology and Biology
Yoga Chemistry, Energy and Health, including Ayurvedic Practices
Monday to Saturday classes, Thursdays are half days
Aim and Objectives of this life-changing 200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training in India
Their slogan is “They teach yoga because they love the world”. Their dream is to see the world happy, healthy and peaceful. They want to train their students in such a way that wherever they go they will be able to guide and help people as many people are suffering in the world today. So in this teacher training course, they teach different techniques of healing, therapy, art and culture. Students will learn many different things to become a teacher in this specific period of time, including:
Vinyasa Yoga Academy courses are comprehensive and thorough and have been designed to distil the true essence of yoga and yoga training. They support your learning journey every step of the way and make sure that during the 24-day course, you also receive a wonderful experience of Rishikesh and it’s hospitality. They can help with advising you on onward trips, where to eat, spend time and enjoy all of what Rishikesh has to offer, in order to advance your Yoga journey further. It will be a breath-taking, life changing experience for you. They look forward to welcoming you to their facilities and having the privilege to teach and inspire your yoga journey, future and present - get in touch with us today!
Rishikesh is considered the capital of yoga training in the world. Taking yoga teacher training from Rishikesh gives you an opportunity to become familiar with the culture and tradition of India, the birthplace of Yoga. They look forward to welcoming you with open arms in their heartwarming and uplifting yoga school in India!
''Yoga is the practice of quieting the mind.'' Patanjali.
What characterizes Vinyasa Yoga Academy?
Rishikesh also referred to as ''the Yoga capital of the world'' is a unique place to study Yoga. Surrounded by the holy waters of the Ganges, set onto the hills of the beautiful, green Himalayan Mountains you'll experience an instant and natural feeling of true happiness and gratitude. Enjoy the nightly Ganga Aarti (fire offering ceremony) on the Ganges in the evenings. All in all, you will be granted a truly spiritual journey into India, completing your Yoga course with an uplifted spirit and feeling of compassion for everything surrounding you.
Next to this, they are very proud to introduce you to the beloved family consisting of a highly qualified Indian team of teachers and their staff members. All teachers have a unique approach with a personal touch of love, paying close attention to the group process as well as meeting student's personal needs. Their humble staff members will do everything in their power to make your stay as comfortable & convenient as possible, making it feel like you are home.
The course has a duration of 3 and a half weeks. Classes will be held from Monday till Saturday, with a half day on Thursdays and an off day on Sundays. The full program can be found under ''Happy Yoga TTC schedule''.
Students who complete the training are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®).
Vinyasa Yoga Academy’s 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course (TTC) can be undertaken by any individual or group regardless of what level your yoga practice is currently or your background. Vinyasa Yoga Academy has hosted students from all over the World including USA, UK, Russia, China, Australia and more, they are truly a global family!
Assessments will be based on written assignments as well as practical evaluations, conduct observation and assessment - they want to make sure all aspects of your being reflects a true Yogi!
To get the 200-Hour Yoga instructor diploma the student needs to attend the 24 days duration course. Assessments will be based on written assignments as well as practical evaluations and student conduct will be a part of the assessment criteria.
Students will receive a welcome drink upon arrival. Fruits will be at the reception desk and students can take freely. If students arrive during breakfast, lunch or dinner they are welcome to eat in the dining hall. For students coming from other hotels Vinyasa Yoga Academy is able to offer their car or scooter to pick you up and can help with anything you need, just let them know.
Upon completion of your course, you will be feeling like Rishikesh is your second home. There are so many things on offer for you to do and we can help you find what you are looking for. For example:
Thursdays after lunch we have study tour and Sundays we have excursion tours arranged which are part of the full program. All are included in your course fees. On Sundays you will receive only breakfast and you can enjoy your lunch and dinner outside in the many beautiful cafes & restaurants.
“You do not miss anything”
Yoga-Ayurveda-Dance-Kirtan-Tour-Meditation-Beach Yoga- Bollywood Night
Sound healing is becoming popular all over the world because of its powerful healing vibration. Doing sound healing during and after the yoga class students feel healed and relaxed. This is why Vinyasa Yoga Academy like to introduce our students to all the benefits of sound healing
Vinyasa Yoga Academy feel it is important for their students to have the experience of meeting other yogis and spiritual teachers, so time to time they invite guests from ashrams and monasteries to give talks on:
Indian classical dance is an important part of the Yogic culture of ancient India. Students will be able to learn different Mudras of different limbs of the body and also learn how to link emotion and movements with music.
After so many movements in yoga classes, there is a lot of physical, mental and emotional changes in students. The Ayurvedic Doctor and Therapist are here to help you find and maintain your balance. Students are able to choose one massage, according to their needs, to help them feel good and relaxed.
Ayurveda is the sister science of Yoga. Yoga deals with mind control and Ayurveda mainly deals with body control through herbs, lifestyle changes and treatments. The experienced doctor teaches how to deal with our health. You will also learn:
Everything and everyone is a teacher, you only need to be ready to learn. If you are not ready to learn then even a great teacher cannot help. Verbal teachings cannot teach everything, you need to also have experience through your self-practice. Vinyasa Yoga Academy like to take their students to some places where they can learn something from their experience.
1st Thursday: Herbal garden and Acupressure Garden (in that garden students will walk with bare feet), they will be introduced to how herbs are related to your life, nature, planets and diseases. Very rare herbs will be seen there.
2nd Thursday: you will visit Vinyasa Yoga Ashram Guru ashram where Yogi Vishnu was taught and spent his maximum year for sadhana. You will have a chance to meditate in the same ashram. Students will learn about the ashram life and Himalayan Tradition of Yoga Meditation.
3rd Thursday: Temple visit. Yoga Culture of India is based on Temples. Temples hold the culture and richness in spirituality. Here it is not only a place of religion, prayers and chanting but it is a place of healing, emotional cleansings, spiritual science, art, culture, and much more. Students will be introduced to each God and how they are related to our life science.
You will visit famous, ancient, and powerful, thousands of years old, temples.
All classes are mandatory. Only in case of an emergency or illness can one take leave with respected teachers permission. Uninformed leave won’t be accepted and this will affect on student monthly performance.
A high degree of self-motivation is required for all aspects of the course. The practice and especially the teaching of yoga demands a high degree of self-discipline and purity. To ensure the success of the programme, participants are required to attend all spiritual activities, meditation sessions, lectures and asana classes. Meat, fish, eggs, black tea, coffee, alcohol, tobacco, drugs and nudity are prohibited during the course as they are counterproductive to the yoga practice. Participants who do not comply with the school rules may be dismissed from the course.
In this teacher training course, you will have the opportunity to enjoy Himalayas sightseeing trip and nature excursions. On Sunday, you will also visit most ancient meditation cave called Vashistha Cave, a sunrise trip with 360 snow cap mountain view, local sightseeing and world-famous Ganga arati.
After practicing yoga from a very early age of 12, he decided to leave his family and friends behind to pursue the yogic path and meet his first yoga master - Narayan Muni at Jharsuguda Muni Samaj Yoga Ashram. It was here he took his first steps into the Himayalan tradition. In 1988, he met his second yoga master - Swami Niranjan ji to learn the wisdom of the Vedas. There he came across the Jnana Yoga (knowledge), which taught him the important lessons in the path to self-realization. Yogi Vishnu was initiated into the Raja Yoga system by his great Guru Swami Veda Bharati and Swami Rama.
Dr. Rohit Chobe is a very young and dynamic teacher at Vinyasa Yoga Academy. His has expertise in meditation. He is highly educated. He holds a Ph.D. in Yog Science. Through his scientific yoga teaching, he sparks people to raise self-inquiry for inner awakening. He teaches about authentic yoga culture for holistic development, helping people to live a meaningful and balanced life. He loves teaching, to give a deeper understanding of the subject for the complete development of an individual.
Parveen has done five years integrated course in Yoga (BA & MA) from Dev Sanskriti University, Haridwar. She has nine years of experience in teaching and conducting workshops, seminars, and retreats. Where in the main objective is to provide results with different yoga practices integration to alternative therapies like Marma therapy, pranic healing, Reiki, naturopathy, hormonal therapy, prenatal-postnatal. Her total experience includes working with organizations and renowned academies and has also gained vast experience in dealing and counseling people by working with the Academy.
Yogi Akshay Vashisht is a young and dynamic teacher, who holds his Master of Science(MSc) degree in Yoga Education from Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana or S-VYASA as well as Yoga Instructor Certificate (YIC) from this University. He is the certified Yoga Professional by Ministry of AYUSH, which is a governmental body in India purposed with developing, education and research in yoga, Ayurveda, naturopathy and other Indigenous systems. He practices yoga on a daily basis and inspires people to join him in his venture of having a joyful and successful life.
Yogi Ashutosh ji is born and brought up in Brahmin family in Rishikesh and has been practicing yoga from his young age. He is very much inspired from his father who is a full time social worker. He has completed the Masters Degree in Yoga in Uttarakhand University and has been teaching Hatha yoga, Alignment, and Vinyasa for the last 6 years.
Yogi Ashish has been the Masters in Yoga and he has the 7 Years of teaching experience in Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Hatha yoga.
Vinyasa Yoga Academy proudly resides in Rishikesh, the yoga capital of the world. The divine flow of the holy Ganga River and cool breeze of the Himalayan Mountains energizes every cell of your being. Rishikesh has a rich spiritual history. It vibrates with the energies of great yogis who have been meditating for thousands of years. It is a perfect place for your yoga teacher training course.
India is well known for its beautiful taste in food. Ayurveda teaches about how to balance the body through a diet. Different foods influence different systems and elements. India is famous for its array of spices and rich tastes. Students will enjoy the tastiest and healthy meals in Vinyasa Yoga Academy. The kitchen team is guided by the Ashram and they know how to prepare food with spiritual feelings. Vinyasa Yoga Academy does not use any meat, eggs or alcohol in their kitchen. They also encourage students to not use them while they are here with them.
They serve mostly vegetarian dishes. But with the requirement of the students they also provide:
Music is a powerful instrument. It connects you deeply with yourself and with others in the most extraordinary and liberating ways. Vinyasa Yoga Academy hosts a kirtan session to bring students closer to each other and to promote harmony among them.
If you are seeking alternative therapies to heal, increase relaxation, or to learn more about yourself, Vinyasa Yoga Academy has a variety of spiritual treatments available at an additional cost.
Vinyasa Yoga Academy is a school with a mission. They believe in the message of love and peace and frequently organise projects where the team and the training students perform trash clean-ups ( Karma Yoga ) around Rishikesh to make the world a better and cleaner place.
Recharge your spiritual batteries with a refreshing and peaceful experience at the satsang, a lecture led by Yogi Vishnu that is dedicated to spiritually transforming discussions.
A really fun part about Laxman Jhula is all the shops, cafes and stores. You will be given time during your busy training schedule to wander around and explore the other side of Rishikesh.
There are a lot of beautiful and colourful clothes to buy like pants, shirts, kurtas, shawls, and scarves. Some other items are also available in the nearby Organic shops including aroma candles, yoga gear, natural or Ayurvedic beauty and personal care products, religious items, healthy food, snacks, and much more. Rishikesh is the perfect place to embrace the beautiful journey of yoga.
A complimentary Ayurvedic massage is included in the course fee. The treatment is for healing and detoxifying the body, mind, and spirit and it helps in stress reduction and is implemented with herbal oils.
It incorporates an aromatic combination of oils prepared with herbs warmed and blended to your Dosha type. It is a very dynamic and unique experience.
Vinyasa Yoga Academy Ayurvedic doctor is always available for any kinds of Ayurvedic treatments and consultation. They also provide sound healing session as per the request of the students.
Jolly Grant Airport
Indira Gandhi International Airport
Transfer available for additional US$75 per person
Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), where you can take a domestic flight into Jolly Grant Airport (DED). Vinyasa Yoga Academy can pick you up from the airport on request.
Depending on the time your plane arrives in Delhi, taking a bus can be a tricky option. The Volvo buses from Delhi to Rishikesh stop running around 9:00 p.m. If your plane arrives in Delhi in the evening, you will have to get a hotel for the night and then make your way to Delhi ISBT (inter-state bus terminus) in the morning.
From the airport, get a prepaid taxi to take you to Delhi ISBT. You are strongly advised to only go to the government-approved taxi stand located right outside the airport exit. The price from the Delhi airport to Delhi ISBT will be 500 INR.
Once you arrive at Delhi ISBT, navigate your way to the bus station’s ticket stands on the second level (go up the escalator). Go to the Uttarakhand State booth and ask when the next Volvo bus will be leaving for Rishikesh. The bus ticket approximately costs between 300 to 400 INR.
Make sure to ask the bus driver or the bus director where they drop off at Rishikesh. You should get off the bus at Rishikesh bus station, which is usually their last stop if their destination is Rishikesh.
Once you arrive at Rishikesh bus station, find an auto rickshaw (tuk tuk) to take you to Laxman Jhula Bridge. An auto rickshaw will cost around 300 INR from the bus station to Laxman Jhula Bridge. They will drop you near or around a path that has a sign leading you to Laxman Jhula. Once you get to Laxman Jhula Bridge, cross it and make a right at Mango Tree Guesthouse. You’ll pass many shops, cafes, and stores on your way to the school. Follow the path all the way down for about one kilometer until you see the path curve left up a slight hill. Continue up that curve and Vinyasa Yoga Academy will be on your left-hand side.
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