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Om Yoga Academy, situated in the holy city of Rishikesh, is the perfect place for your Yoga Teacher Training. Rishikesh is the land of the rishis (or sages), and is ideal for all spiritual aspirants; whether you are a new practitioner thirsty for knowledge, or a dedicated student looking to take your practice deeper. We are a small school by design, allowing each student to receive a very direct and personal experience with our teachers, and the yogic way of life. Upon completion of the course, students will receive a certificate which valid for 100 hours or teacher training with Yoga Alliance USA (please note that 200 hours are required to be registered teacher with Yoga Alliance USA).
The facilities at Om Yoga Academy are exceptional. Cleanliness and maintaining a hygienic environment are top priorities. For foreigners coming into India, there is often fear associated with food poisoning and dust. As a result, Om Yoga Academy is committed to providing a safe and clean space for you to enjoy your Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, the world capital of Yoga.
Each room is equipped with a double bed and en-suite bathroom. The bathroom consists of a shower western toilet and sink. All the rooms have a cupboard with doors, so you can store away all your clothes and make yourself at home. There is nothing worse than living out of your backpack for 14 days with clothes all over the floor! There is a fan in each bedroom to keep you cool in the warmer months. Wi-Fi is available all over the academy, and both the fan and the Wi-Fi are connected to the external generator. So should the town lose power, you will be able to browse the web and still stay cool.
This course is for everyone, even if you have very little experience with Yoga. A 100 hours Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) programme is perfect for those who want to deepen their personal practice, but do not have enough time to complete the 200 hours yoga teacher training certification.
You will learn traditional Hatha Yoga and explore all 8 limbs (or aspects) of the Yoga philosophy as described by Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras. With highly experienced teachers and one of the most serene environments in Rishikesh, this academy, therefore, offers a fantastic environment for students who would like to explore the journey of yoga from the very core.
Students acquire the many advantages of understanding practical and applicable aspects of yoga with its essential basics. With a well-equipped yoga hall and highly skilled yoga teachers, our 100 hours yoga teacher training course is able to clarify the basics of yoga spanning over a 14 day period.
100 hour yoga teacher training students will join the first two weeks of the 200-hour yoga teacher training certification. They will learn and gain an understanding of asana (yoga poses), yoga philosophy (the 8 limbs of Patanjali’s yoga sutras), and anatomy. Students are taught in the traditional Hatha style. Students will also be taught how to use props effectively and safely. And how they can aid practitioners in alignment.
Om Yoga Academy takes a modern approach to human anatomy and individual skeletal variation. Therefore, students will never be coerced into creating shapes and performing poses their body is not ready for, or cannot handle. Since we strictly only allow small class sizes it allows for a deep personal understanding of each student's physical capabilities by our teachers. This means they can offer assistance that is both safe and helpful.
Along with asana practice (yoga poses), the 100-hour YTT course covers pranayama (breathing techniques - literally the extension of the life force), meditation and kriya (cleansing techniques)
During your 14 days 100 hour Yoga teacher training course you will explore:
The first week, you will have an Ayurveda special lecture about Dosha, nutrients, and food in the yogic point of view as well as a lesson in self-message which will last for three hours.
In the second week, you will learn a Hatha flow with Satver, who will introduce to you different sequences, such as standing flow or sitting flow for two hours.
Om Yoga Academy conducts outdoor activities on Sundays (the rest day), for their students to enjoy. It includes seeing the sunrise at one of the regions oldest temples, visiting the Vashist meditation cave and watch the Ganga Aarti (ceremony by the banks of the holy river). As a result, students enjoy a well-rounded experience in India and taste the diverse culture here.
Traditional Hatha yoga teacher, Shatveer Singh Rana has been in yoga since the age of 15. He started studying in Sivananda. More than 9 years of teaching overseas and India gave him a great opportunity to learn about different individual and found out how to approach asana to individual body condition. Yogi Shatveer has truly dedicated himself to yoga. He loves to tell students that anything they attained very quickly, will disappear very quickly, which means that when you spend more time to learn a thing, it will be yours forever.
Kelly Lee is teaching Yoga Anatomy which class is specially designed for functional way of understanding Asana, Pranayama, and Energy in human body. After teaching the asana practice to her students over the years, Kelly realized that there was needs in students to focus on limitations and strengths by further understanding bone structures, muscles, tissues and the mind-body connection. Students will clearly understand about the concept of the necessity of studying anatomy in Yoga. Om Yoga academy offers a complete course manual which students can refer in the class.
This teacher training will be held in Rishikesh, India. Rishikesh is a city in India’s northern state of Uttarakhand, in the Himalayan foothills beside the Ganges River. The river is considered holy and the city is renowned as a center for studying yoga and meditation. Temples and ashrams (centers for spiritual studies) line the eastern bank around Swarg Ashram, a traffic-free, alcohol-free, and vegetarian enclave upstream from Rishikesh town.
Students during the teacher training will receive three vegetarian meals per day (included on the price). The food is cooked on the premise by the full time chef and it is always fresh. Om Yoga Academy washes and prepare all of the food with safe filtered drinking water. The filter is replaced every two weeks to ensure the well being of the students. The meals follow the sattvic or yogi diet. This diet is designed to reduce fluctuations of the mind and body and so is neither too heavy nor too spicy. It is possible able to cater to all dietary requirements, as long as the staff is made aware beforehand and on arrival.
The water filter system is also free to use by all of our students so they do not need to constantly buy bottled water. It is more convenient for the practitioners and it saves on plastic, which is always a good thing.
Jolly Grant Airport
Indira Gandhi International Airport
Transfer not provided
Om Yoga Academy recommends that you fly to Indira Gandhi International Airport (DELHI), as it is the nearest international airport. From Delhi you can take a domestic flight to Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun (DED), which takes around one hour. You will then be greeted by a taxi driver (included in the price) and brought to our Academy here in Rishikesh. For taxi service please send them your domestic flight details so they can arrange your transfer. It is also possible to take a taxi from Delhi airport to Rishikesh. Depending on traffic this can take anywhere from 7-10 hours and the price is around 3500 - 4000 INR.
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