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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. Yoga is about taking control and responsibility for your own health. It's about calming the fluctuations of a manic mind through breath, movement and meditation. This well-established course program will take you to different subjects including the philosophy behind yoga (pranayama. meditation, asanas). You will develop yourself on a spiritual, mental, and physical level, and you will be given the confidence to take your yoga practice to a deeper level and become a moving yoga teacher.
People all around the world come to Rishikesh to search for knowledge and peace, and Vinyasa Yoga Academy is proud to be 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 happy and meaningful
Shared and private rooms are available according to your interest. The rooms are clean, airy, spacious, ventilated, and well-maintained. There are laundry services, hot water, and Wi-Fi facilities available.
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) on the Ganges in the evenings. All and all granted for a truly spiritual journey into India, completing your Yoga course with an uplifted spirit and feeling compassion for everything surrounding you.
Vinyasa Yoga Academy is very proud to introduce you to their beloved family consisting of the highly qualified Indian team of teachers and the staff members. All teachers have a unique approach with a personal touch of love, paying attention for the group process but also meeting the student's personal needs. Their humble staff members will do everything in their power to make your stay as convenient as possible, making it feel as if you were home.
The course has a duration of 4 weeks. Classes will be held from Monday until Saturday, with a half day on Thursday and an off day on Sunday.
The 200HR TTC certification is accessible for anyone who is interested in deepening their Yoga practice.
Vinyasa Yoga Academy is a Registered Yoga School (RYS) with Yoga Alliance, which designates this teacher training program as one which follows Yoga Alliance's standards. Students who complete an approved training with this school, may be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance.
To get the 200-Hour Yoga instructor diploma, the student needs to attend the 4 weeks 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.
Please note that all classes are mandatory and only in case of an emergency or illness, one can take leave with respected teacher permission. Uninformed leaves won’t be accepted and this will affect on student's monthly performance.
A high degree of self-motivation is required for all aspects of the course. The practice and especially the teaching of yoga demand 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.
Please note that Vinyasa Yoga Academy is not responsible for any mis-happening before and after the course schedule.
In this teacher training course, you will have the opportunity to enjoy Himalayas sightseeing trip and nature excursions.
Mahesh received his master's degrees in Yogic Science where he achieved top grades at his university. Outside of academia, he founded the Yoga Therapy Center where he treats people through acupressure, marma therapy, and yoga therapy. He has attended many international and national seminars on yoga therapy. His mission is to give better health to sick people through yoga. Currently, he is working on his Ph.D in yogic science.
Ravinder Singh Padiyar
Ravinder has a master's degree in yoga from Jain University, Rajasthan, and is a highly experienced alignment teacher of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga. He specializes in teaching yoga through mental and physical strength using a variety of training techniques to teach his students how to achieve new levels of practice. He has taught all types of students, young and old, beginner, and advanced.
Yogi Vishnu Panigrahi
After practicing yoga from the very early age of 12, Yogi Vishnu 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. After studying and practicing yoga under Swami Veda's motherly heart, his greatest guru, and becoming a master in the Himalayan tradition, Yogi Vishnu opened his first yoga school where he welcomes students and seekers from all around the world to carry on India's most important heritage, yoga.
Anjali was introduced to yoga by her family to stay healthy and fit while she was a teenage girl. At first, she kept on practicing yoga as a daily routine but a random encounter with one of the teachers from Rishikesh while traveling changed her whole perspective of yoga. She understood that yoga can offer much more to life when you follow it as a lifestyle. Then, she landed in Rishikesh to learn this ancient science in its true form. After years of study, she understood the responsibility to spread this knowledge across.
From his childhood, Swami Atma had an inclination to learn about meditation. Then, his yoga teacher Swami Veda Bharati helped him understand the subtleness of the practice. He traveled to South India, Tamil Nadu, and Arsha Vidya gurukulam run by Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati to learn Vedic chanting and Indian scriptures. Swami Atma also studied homeopathy from Kerala, Yoga Vedanta course from Shivananda Ashram, and yoga teachers course from Ahmedabad (Shivananda Ashram). Since the last ten years, he has been living according to the ancient yogic tradition.
Yogi Vijay Dutt
Yogi Vijay Dutt has a master's degree in yoga. He is a very inspiring Astanga Vinyasa and Hatha yoga teacher in Rishikesh. He is a highly qualified and experienced yogi. He specializes in teaching yoga through mental and physical strength, using a variety of training techniques to teach his students how to achieve new levels of practice. He has taught all types of students young and old, new, and advanced, and helps every student reach beyond their own individual goals.
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.
During the training course, you will be served daily vegetarian meals, detox juices, and herbal teas. The food served is hygienically prepared, nutritious, and healthy. Vinyasa Yoga Academy puts special emphasis over yogi food for all students.
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 jam session and you can participate.
If you are seeking alternative therapies to heal, increase relaxation, or learn more about yourself, Vinyasa Yoga Academy has a variety of spiritual treatments available at an additional cost.
When you’re in the mood to watch a Bollywood or Hollywood film, stop by Nirvana Cafe inside the school facilities. Complimentary popcorn will be provided.
Vinyasa Yoga Academy is a school with a mission. They spread their message of love and peace wherever and whenever they can through peace projects where the team and the training students regularly perform trash clean-ups around Rishikesh.
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, stalls, and stores. If you have time during your busy training schedule, go wander around for a bit and see what you can find. There are lots of fun clothing to buy like pants, shirts, shawls, and scarves. Some other items that are available in the nearby markets include candles, yoga gear, natural or Ayurvedic beauty and personal care products, religious items, healthy food, snacks, and much more.
Included in the price is a complimentary Ayurvedic massage. The treatment is for healing and detoxifying the body, mind, and spirit and it helps stress reduction and is implemented therapy 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.
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.