You’ve fallen in love with yoga, you’ve spent some time on the mat and now you really want to become a yoga teacher. But how to choose between 200, 300 or 500 hours of training? What’s the difference between all these courses? Which one is right for you?
You’ve decided to come to India for your yoga teacher training. Great choice! You’ll learn from the very best gurus in the world in the place where yoga was born. However, you may still be wondering where exactly in India should you go.
Thinking of getting a certification as an instructor? If you’re going to learn how to teach yoga, why settle for any other place to do so than the yoga capital of the world?
India is the birthplace of yoga and is considered as one of the most spiritual places on Earth. Each year, yoga enthusiasts from all over the world flock to India to experience yoga in all forms, be it within an ashram, a spiritual retreat in Rishikesh, or even a relaxing yoga retreat on the beaches of Goa.
While both a yoga school and a yoga ashram offer yoga instructions, an ashram is typically linked to spirituality. At an ashram, you will find basic necessities and very little room for indulgences. You are expected to help out with day to day chores, and should do so with discipline.
Aside from your daily yoga and meditation practice, you follow the strict routine of the ashram, which include waking up early, practice breathing exercises, meditate, practice yoga asana and eat simple, vegetarian food. The living quarters are very basic and distractions (i.e. your phones and tablets are not allowed).
October to March
Monsoon or rainy season, July to September
Kerala, Goa, Rishikesh, Ganges area
India is where yoga was first mentioned in a written text around 3,000 years ago.
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The history of yoga in India goes back to 5000 BC, but even up to this day yoga is still widely practiced in the country. India is known for its yoga ashrams and affordable yoga retreats, offered in various destinations as Rishikesh, Kerala or Goa, but is also a great place for a yoga retreat for beginners. Even though the offered accommodations are often fairly basic, or different than your yoga studio at home, the knowledge and experience of the yoga teachers in India is like nowhere else. Find the best yoga retreat in India for you, and start your yoga journey to deepen your practice.
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