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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 you to register with Yoga Alliance USA and are able to teach and spread the message of Yoga all over the world.
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 28 days with clothes all over the floor! There is a fan in each bedroom to keep you cool in the warmer months. WiFi 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. Each student leaves with a universally recognised and valid yoga teacher certificate. This comprehensive course offers a detailed insight into Yoga. The course covers all eight limbs of Yoga as put forward by Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras. The teacher training certification (TTC) encompasses all aspects of yoga; on and off the mat. Therefore, the YTT course covers the physical, spiritual and ethical dimensions of Yoga.
Om Yoga Academy wants every one of their students to leave Rishikesh with a strong spiritual practice that they can take with them for the rest of their lives. This is so they can all share this blessing with others as they become teachers.
This 200-hour yoga teacher training is based around the ancient teachings of hatha yoga. The teachers have vast experience in teaching the 200-hour yoga teacher training course; with over 1000 students trained personally under them.
Om Yoga Academy teaches traditional hatha yoga. There is a strong focus on safe alignment and the use of props. Additionally, the school takes a modern approach to human anatomy and individual skeletal variation. We do not force students to fit into a box of how their bodies should behave and move. Besides the asana practice (yoga poses), yoga philosophy, yoga anatomy, pranayama (breathing techniques - literally the extension of the life force), meditation and kriya (cleansing techniques) are all explored on the course. The Academy also teaches practical teaching skills. This includes sequencing, adjustments and variations. On top of all of that, on each Saturday the school holds a special introductory Ayurveda class.
Om Yoga Academy has designed a fantastic 200-hour YTT certification. It covers all aspects of Yoga, both on and off the mat. During the 200 hours YTTC 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-massage which will last for three hours.
In the second week, you will learn Hatha flow taught by the lead trainer who will introduce to you different sequences of flow such as standing flow or sitting flow for two hours.
During the third week, the theme will be alignment and adjustment, where you will learn coordinating with yoga anatomy. It will deepen your understanding of asana and body movement with demonstration, theory, and power-point presentation
In the last week, you will get an extensive teaching session that will upgrade your teaching skill, verbal and non-verbal expressions, mindful approach to people with respect, awareness, and responsibilities. You will experience Indian culture; fire puja and fire ceremony at the beginning and end of each course.
Om Yoga Academy conducts outdoor activities on Sundays (the rest day), for their students to enjoy. They include seeing the sunrise at one of the regions oldest temples, visiting the Vashist meditation cave and seeing 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.
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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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