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Jiva Yoga Academy offers 100 hours Yoga Course which is suitable for yoga practitioners of all levels. The Yoga school in India is open for anyone who wants to embark on their teaching career or further their personal practice. The teacher training course will cover traditional and dynamic Hatha yoga poses and sequences, accompanied by the teaching of ancient yogic practices of Pranayama (breathing techniques), Meditation, and Anatomy. Upon completion of the course, you will receive a Yoga Alliance, USA certification in your name. Your certification will have lifelong validity, allowing you to teach yoga worldwide.
We are more than sure that you will enjoy learning with us. Our well-educated teachers are ready to help you every time. It will be an unforgettable experience for you because we treat all our students like family members. All our teachers will explain to you simplified lessons in various subjects that lead to a better understanding of the yogic lifestyle.
During the course, you will stay at Jiva Yoga Academy in Rishikesh, India. The school is situated in the foothills of Himalayas at Rishikesh. The school is peaceful and surrounded by a positive environment. Everything is near to the school like shops, cafes, restaurants, rivers, pharmacies, banks, clinics, and organic stores.
Jiva Yoga Academy offers you double bedroom facilities. Every room has an attached bathroom with a western toilet and hot shower. The rooms are well maintained, comfortable and tidy for the students. They provide free Wi-Fi internet facilities to the students.
Students who complete the training are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®).
If you have booked a course with us but due to some reasons you are not able to attend it, then you can join any other available course within one year calendar.
The course follows high-quality standards by including subjects such as asanas, pranayama, kriyas, chanting, mantra, meditation, anatomy and physiology, yoga philosophy/ethics/lifestyle, and other time-honored yoga techniques.
You will be guided by traditional yogis who have mastered their practice and have shared the yogic lifestyle with hundreds of students worldwide.
Alignment and adjustment: Master the alignment of over 50 asanas and learn how to help your students get deeper into a posture through adjustment. How to become flexible through adjustment? You will learn the benefits, precautions, methodology, and correction of asanas in this class.
Teaching methodologies: Learn how to motivate your students by teaching in allusively to the range of abilities that you are faced with.
Class sequencing and a practical assessment: Learn appropriate and effective sequencing of classes and conduct a class of your own in a friendly and safe environment.
Ayurveda is a more than 10,000-year-old system of natural healing that has its origins in the Vedic culture of India. Although suppressed during years of foreign occupation, Ayurveda has been enjoying a major resurgence in both its native land and throughout the world.
Tibetan medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine both have their roots in Ayurveda. Early Greek medicine also embraced many concepts originally described in the classical Ayurvedic medical texts dating back several thousands of years. During the course, you will explore the following aspects of this amazing healing modality
A highly powerful and liberating practice, Meditation is one of the most important aspects of yoga. Whilst meditation has become a widely known term, traveling the path and achieving true meditation is often difficult for many. Learn how to establish a meaningful practice and how to teach this to others. During the course, many facets of meditation will be explored:
During this course, you will focus on the following point.
Pranayama improves the respiratory system and purifies the body and mind, it is an ancient yogic breathing technique that is used as preparation for meditation and is a vital aspect of practicing yoga.
Students will learn muscles, bones, fascia, and joint movement of the body, and how it applies to movement of the body from asana to asana. The proper understanding of the physical body will help to prevent injury before, during, and after practice.
It is advisable to arrive at Jiva Yoga Academy the day prior to the course so you can be fresh and well-rested for beginning your Yoga training. During your stay at Jiva Yoga Academy is strictly prohibited the consumption of meat (including fish and sea fruits), eggs, tobacco, alcohol, drugs, or any intoxicating substances.
Silence and inner focus is the prevailing climate while in the yoga hall. Treat others as you would like to be treated yourself: with respect, openness, kindness, and love. Avoid criticizing or gossiping about other people.
Don’t say anything about someone in their absence that you would not say in their presence. It is pure wisdom not criticizing others or the world. We each contribute to a harmonious clean atmosphere of the class.
Be open to honest feedback and guidance. This refines and matures both yourself and the teacher. True communication uplift, inspire and nurture the spirit. Students must be present at least 5 minutes before starting the class. Being late might be detrimental to your learning, may disturb others as well as the class flow.
Switch off your mobile phones or tablets during any class!
It’s mandatory to participate in all the classes, as 95% attendance it’s a must for graduating from the course. In case you might feel sick you must inform us. All articles must be returned to their designated places and it’s strictly prohibited to take out anything from the yoga hall which doesn’t belong to you.
Please refrain from giving things to the staff, like money, clothes, etc. without consulting the director of the Yoga School. Kindly follow the given timings for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and in case you skip any meal, make sure to inform us in advance so we can avoid waste. It is strictly forbidden to eat or drink (except water) inside the yoga hall.
Do not be quick to become involved in personal relationships and avoid superficial interactions that arise merely out of habit. These can easily take your attention away from the purpose of joining this course. Remember why you are here! In case you have any physical issues, you should inform the Pranayama and Yoga asanas teachers before starting the class!
If you are currently receiving or have previously received any medical treatment or therapy for issues related to mental health, this program may not be suitable for you. If you have a history of serious mental health conditions, it is not advisable to attend the Yoga program without ensuring it is reasonably safe to do so; for this, please check with a specialist healthcare practitioner whether attending the Yoga program is suitable for you at this time. Please consult with Jiva Yoga Academy before booking the yoga program.
Vikas is an accomplished teacher of both Ashtanga and Hatha Yoga with over 7 years experience as a teacher and lifelong learner of the yogic lifestyle. During the course he will offer friendly expert insights to yoga philosophy and Hatha yoga, where you will learn proper adjustment and alignment of the postures. Vikas is hardworking, sincere, confident and an enthusiastic person - his charisma and fun nature is infectious! He has strong willpower & he is always ready to learn new things. Vikas believes in teamwork and prides himself on adapting to any environment or student need with ease.
Yogi Pankaj Badoni was born in holy city rishikesh, he has been teaching various kinds of yoga like Hatha yoga, Iyengar yoga and Ashtanga from last 10 years and has mastered it. He did his diploma in yogic science from punjab sindh sadhu maha vidyalaya Rishikesh. He did the teacher training course and since that time he is teaching in Rishikesh. He is a good improvisor, he can enhance his skills in any working condition.
Varun is a great teacher at Jiva Yoga Academy. At the age of 19 he suffered a tragic car crash which left him paralyzed waist down. In that accident he had an experience of soul leaving the body known as near death experience. This made him realize how thin is the veil between life and death and how much we need to achieve in our lifetime in terms of rising our consciousness and our overall spiritual upliftment. Since then Varun has dedicated himself to the yogic way, he gives Yogic Philosophy lectures on life and awakening to aspiring yogis.
Yogi Pritam is a Hatha Yoga certified Instructor with considerable experience of teaching and practicing yoga is a gentle soul. His sheer inclination towards spirituality and absolute precision in teaching creates an ambiance of harmony and love.Pritam is also a practitioner of acupressure since he acquired the knowledge and certification long ago. Due to his knowledge of acupressure other healing sciences and under the guidance of masters, his approach is basically therapy based. He is also versed in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.
Gokul bisht is a master degree holder in Yoga from Uttrakhand Sanskrit University. He is teaching all yogic techniques including asana, pranayama, yogic cleansing and anatomy for years. Now he teaches anatomy and physiology in Jiva Yoga academy. Gokul bisht has specialized himself in exclusive yogic psychotherapy which is proving to be a very effective tool in yoga practices to overcome psychosomatic disorders like depression and anxiety.He has taken multiple workshops regarding yoga asana effect at human body. He is a great instructor for teaching the importance of anatomy in yoga.
Denisa had met her first Yoga Master – Sri Vasudeva, in 2008 from whom she got the strong foundation of Yoga which deeply transformed her life. It followed many years of self transformation in her master’s ashram as well traveling with him across the World and in 2012 she got instructed to teach Pranayama and Hatha Yoga. Since then she traveled around the World and spent many years across India both sharing the teachings as perfecting her own self practice. She is trained also in Nada Yoga (Yoga of sound) and Jnana Yoga (Yoga of Self knowledge) as well as a lover of Bhakti (Yoga of devotion).
Girija’s deep interest in health and her passion for body oriented therapies arose after finishing her professional athlete carrier in pentathlon. The many injuries and the pressure and stress of high performance training made her turn towards therapies that tenderly support the body and mind in finding alignment with the spirit. She studied massage therapy and anatomy at the University of Physical Sciences, where she also received her coaching diploma from. She learned traditional Thai Yoga massage in Thailand in the Sunshine Network. She encountered Yoga in 2009, which she immediately fell i
Gabriela has been teaching yoga for about 8 years. Her dream has always been to share this incredible practice with other people so in 2011 she did a yoga course in Rishikesh to explore this practice deeper and learn more about all the 8 limbs of yoga. She started by teaching beginners and intermediate level students privately and volunteer-based and after that she has become a Yoga instructor for a fleet of super yachts up to 147m in the United Arab Emirate. She is a Hatha Yoga instructor at Jiva Yoga Academy now, she is a good reformer and can enhanc
This training takes place at Jiva Yoga Academy, Rishikesh, India.
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All food is prepared as per the yogi lifestyle from local growers as per the season. Jiva Yoga Academy have a strong focus on balanced and nutritious meals.
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Transfer available for additional US$15 per person
New Delhi (Indira Gandhi International Airport) is the closest international airport to Rishikesh. Rishikesh is around 240 km from Delhi, and some options for travel from Delhi to Rishikesh are to take a domestic flight, train, or taxi.
The best option is to take a domestic flight to Dehradun Airport, which is approximately 21 km from Rishikesh. A good website to find domestic flights is Cleartrip. Please note that usually, domestic flights allow only 15 kg check-in and 7 kg cabin baggage.
Second good option is traveling by Governmental bus. From the airport you need to take a taxi or metro to "Kashmiri Gate" and from there are so many buses going to Rishikesh; it will take around 6 hours to Rishikesh. You can book a seat here.
From Delhi you can travel by train to Haridwar Junction or Rishikesh Railway Station, Haridwar is around 21 km from Rishikesh. The train tickets are reserved well in advance. You can register with Indian Railways and reserve a train ticket here. Tickets can also be reserved at travel websites such as Cleartrip, after registration with Indian Railways.
You can buy a prepaid ticket at the official taxi counters inside the airport. Look for the “Prepaid Taxi” sign just outside of baggage claim, but still inside the airport.
Important! Be sure to receive clear instructions from your taxi company about how to correctly identify your driver. There have been reports that other taxi drivers may pretend that they have come to pick you up – they may even know your travel details or have a story about how the original driver could not come.
Metro: The Airport Express Metro Line runs from 4:45 – 23:15 and should take around 25 minutes to New Delhi Metro Station. Airport Metro is the most convenient way to reach New Delhi Railway station.
Auto-rickshaws are a reasonable means of transportation and they often pass the main road. They provide very cheap transportation whether you choose a private one, or join a ‘Shared Rickshaw’, which transports many passengers. Rickshaws usually run until 21:00. If you plan to stay out late, make sure you arrange a vehicle in advance.
Rishikesh is a lovely place to discover on foot. Ram Jhula and Lakshman Jhula are within walking distance from each other and it’s a beautiful walk along the banks of the Ganga. Women are strongly advised not to walk alone, especially after sunset. In the evening it is generally better to move as a group and with male companions.
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