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Grasp the opportunity to deepen your self-practice, developing a profound understanding in yoga postures, Pranayama, meditation and yoga philosophy and becoming an inspiring yoga teacher with this teacher training course. Having attained more body awareness and a clear image of yoga lifestyle during the 200-hour yoga teacher training, you will now truly experience the essence and benefits of yoga and will be able to adapt the traditions of yoga into the contemporary world, promoting yoga as an art of living. Become an authentic yoga teacher that teaches quality yoga classes from the heart to motivate and inspire students from all over the world.
Vinyasa Yoga Academy is extremely grateful to be located so closely to the Ganga River with its serene and magical energy wafting onto the property. The yoga halls are bright, colorful, and modern with a gorgeous Ganga view and a literary library available for students. Nirvana Cafe inside the school also has nightly movie showings of both Hollywood and Bollywood movies for students to watch.
People all around the world come to Rishikesh to search for knowledge and peace, and they are proud to be in the calm foothills of the Himalayas helping soul searchers seek knowledge. They understand the needs of students and try to provide them with everything to make their stay happy and meaningful. Shared and private rooms are available according to interest. The rooms are clean, airy, spacious, ventilated, and well maintained. There are laundry services, hot water, and Wi-Fi facilities also available.
Vinyasa Yoga teacher training course will be held near Laxman Jhula in Rishikesh, India.
Rishikesh, India is known as the birthplace of yoga and for thousands of years seekers have flocked here to learn the ancient ways of yoga and meditation. The Vinyasa Yoga Academy is one of the most reputable training centers in India today. Combining age old techniques with our naturally evolving world, their school is a perfect modern day facility where guests gain quality education and experiences from our expert instructors that prove to be life changing. The VYA home is open to you and their family awaits. They welcome you into their lives as they share in this unique opportunity where you will gain skills that will help to create the peaceful world we all seek to live in. It is their hope that you leave with a full mystical comprehension of your practical experience.
If you are a first time visitor to India, you may experience culture shock from just how different India is from other parts of the world. Be aware that it may be very emotionally overwhelming upon arriving in India, especially if you are beginning your journey in a big city like Delhi. Just know that Rishikesh is a very peaceful and relaxed place in India compared to larger cities.
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. Next to this, Vinyasa Yoga Academy is proud to introduce you to the beloved family consisting of highly qualified Indian team of teachers and our 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. The humble staff members will do everything in their power to make your stay as convenient as possible, making it feel as if you are at home.
The 300-Hour Teacher Training Course certification is accessible for anyone who is interested in deepening their yoga practice and has completed the 200-hour teacher training course. Vinyasa Yoga Academy 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 300-Hour Yoga instructor certificate the student needs to attend the 6-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 book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), where you can take a domestic flight into Jolly Grant Airport (DED). The price of the ticket ranges depending on when you book it, but it’s usually around 80 USD. Upon arrival, you can use a taxi ride that takes you from the airport to Laxman Jhula. It will cost you 18 USD.
Alternatively, you can also hire a private car to take you from Delhi to Rishikesh. The cost is 75 USD. You have the opportunity to meet up with other students in your yoga teacher training group to arrange a private car in order to keep the cost down. The distance from Delhi to Rishikesh by car is generally six hours but traffic, time of day, and holidays and festivals can make the journey longer.
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 21:00. 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.
The weather in Rishikesh during the month of February and March is very pleasant with warm days and cool nights. It’s the peak season so there are many tourists in the area with peak prices around the markets as well.
The weather in Rishikesh starts to get warmer during April. Once May and June come around, it’s scorching hot and the climate is dry. The Ganges River serves as a calming and cooling oasis.
Monsoon season is during July, August, and September. The humidity is high in Rishikesh with very warm weather but it’s not as intense as the heat during April, May, and June. The constant rain showers provide some relief.
Fall is the tail-end of monsoon season. There is less rainfall as October ends and the strong humidity is mostly gone by November. Rishikesh has a steady flow of tourists and activity, but it’s less chaotic than February and March.
Meanwhile, December and January are very cold months in Northern India as a whole and Rishikesh is no exception. It’s a very quiet and peaceful time around Laxman Jhula.
Indians have different cultural norms than some tourists may be accustomed to. Those cultural norms extend to clothing and styles of dress. As a whole, India is a very conservative country when it comes to clothing. Women rarely show their legs (no shorts or skirts) or shoulders and traditional ways of dressing are still widely used for both men and women. Although the Laxman Jhula and Ram Jhula parts of Rishikesh are very touristy, please be mindful of how your clothing might translate to Indians. For yoga classes, bring clothing that is both comfortable for physical activity and weather appropriate. Don’t be afraid to showcase your personality.
Most of the general items you will need during your stay in India (or their equivalent) can be easily found in the nearby shops around the corner from the yoga school. However, you are still advised to bring any specialty item that you can’t live without, like a specific personal care item or favorite snack from your country.
Deciding which vaccinations you will need to take before arriving in India is a very personal decision. Contact your medical care provider or a travel clinic to get yourself educated on what the recommended options are.
If you are sick, injured, or in need of medical assistance during the program, Vinyasa Yoga Academy will provide medical care or take you to a western style hospital (whichever option is needed).
India uses Indian Rupees and United States Dollars are only accepted at select locations. For common day purchases, you will have to deal in Indian Rupees. Very rarely are credit or debit cards accepted at stores or shops.
ATMs are available in Laxman Jhula and the surrounding areas for you to use. They can be frequently found all around India. A Western Union is also located nearby in Laxman Jhula.
The 300-Hour Teacher Training Course certification is accessible for anyone who is interested in deepening their yoga practice and has completed the 200-hour teacher training course
For more information, ask your questions directly to Vinyasa Yoga Academy, who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Send inquiry button to send a message.
Every Sunday, you will enjoy excursions to many tourist destinations in and around Rishikesh. The activities include rafting the Ganga River, visiting the Beatles Ashram, exploring the natural treasures of the area (like caves, river beaches, and waterfalls), and meditating at Kunjapuri Temple during sunrise.
Kushal believes that yoga and science are deeply related concepts that go hand-in-hand. His master's degree in Yogic Sciences and his experience working as a physical trainer for the Indian army have allowed him to explore the complex intricacies of yoga through a scientific lens. His mission is to find spiritual aspects in science and to expand the anatomical and physiological comprehension of his students.
Pandey Ji started practicing yoga in the age of 13 and taken part in the hundreds of yoga competition in many yoga universities and institutions of India and abroad. He comes from a long line of spiritual teachers. At a very early age, he began his spiritual quest for yogic knowledge and wisdom. His academic achievements include a bachelor's degree in Biology and a master's degree in Yogic Science.
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.
Tarika is an international wellness coach with over 10 years of rich and deep experience in natural wellness medicine and macrobiotics. She has trained, consulted, and taught in a variety of locations such as Spain, the United States, and all across India. She is also a published author, a level III Reiki master, a Kundalini yoga teacher, and is the founder of Sacred Swan, an organization that promotes the health and creativity of women and children.
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.
During the Vinyasa Yoga training course, you will be served three meals per day. The food served is hygienically prepared, nutritious, and healthy. Vinyasa Yoga Academy puts special emphasis over yogi food for all students.
Ayurvedic massage therapy for healing and detoxifying the body, mind, and spirit 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. Students in the teacher training program can book Ayurvedic massages with a 10% discount.
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 Academyhas 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.
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"I ended the 200-hour teacher training course and feel myself firstly very happy that I could get knowledge of yoga from original source secondly I feel myself a little bit sad because time went very quickly and I need to come back home. I would like to say thanks so much to teachers of Vinyasa Yoga Academy who shared really great experience in yoga with us, so that we can use these skills to make our own teacher career and feel ourselves more confident. Thanks to Vishnu Ji for good organisation of learn process and for creating friendly and positive atmosphere during the course!"
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"If you want an intimate learning experience with family-like feel, come here for TTC. This school / hotel / health center has low class numbers so learning is very progressive and the programs are well-rounded. The site has grassy areas and nice outdoor covered eating area with amazing yogic food. My room was a great private room with a balcony facing the Ganga. I highly suggest doing training here or coming for the detox retreat!"
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"It is an experience of a lifetime. Having small classes helped me learn so much more and have one-one learning experience with my teachers. The teachers of world peace yoga are one of the best teachers in India. We even had the Ashtanga Indian winner gold medal. I recommended so much this school, mainly because of the teachers and the nice people which attend this school. Vishnu is one of the most incredible human beings with the greatest hearts, he is a true yogi and having the opportunity of sharing with him was so fulfilling and inspiring. I highly recommend Vinyasa Yoga Academy, it is an experience of a lifetime."
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"A life changing experience. It's really a life changing experience for me. This one month study opens door of yoga for me. Yoga means too many things far beyond the asana and exercises. Different teachers and students share their knowledge and life experiences, which really inspires me to keep on practice and searching my inner heart. This experience will change my attitude towards myself and outer world. It will also change my life-style to some extent. It must be one of my correct decisions that i have ever made"
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"A positive atmosphere TTC at Vinyasa Yoga Academy was an amazing experience. It was positive atmosphere at all time and they were really focused on our growth. They made sure to deepen both our personal practice, and our confidence as teachers. the class sizes were small and intimate so there was a lot of personalized attention. I never had a question left unanswered and all of the teachers would give extra time to help clarify any concepts that we didn't understand. The yoga room was airy and clean, and I felt like it was home. Vishnu made sure to treat us not as guests, but as family. All of the instructors were very humble and knowledgeable. They all recognized that this program is a learning experience not only for us, but for them as well. Coming out of this program, I truly feel like I have all the tools I need to become a yoga teacher."
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"It was a great genuine experience. Hari Om.Vinyasa Yoga Academy was a great genuine experience. I felt really welcomed by all of the staff, the food was good and the hotel was a great modern western style hotel with wifi. Over the month I learnt so much stuff, so many techniques to help me now in the present moment and the future spiritually. Vinyasa Yoga Academy situates right next to the Ganga where you can sit by the Ganga and feel the peace and tranquility of the holy river. All the teachers offer so much and have there own way of teaching so it was good to experience all the different qualified teachers. I highly recommend this school to all of my friends. "
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"The curriculum was thorough and covered all aspects of yoga 200-hour YTT at Vinyasa Yoga Academy was an incredible experience. The curriculum was thorough and covered all aspects of yoga. All of teachers were knowledgeable, open, firm whilst loving in guiding us to be the best yoga teachers, and people, we could be. It was a blessing to receive their wisdom throughout our training. The other students during the course were beautiful souls from all over the world, it was truly an enlightening experience making friends like these. The school is located in a gorgeous part of Laxman Jhula at the base of the Himalayan ranges with views to Mother Ganga and the surrounding mountains.I would absolutely recommend anyone considering yoga teacher training in Rishikesh to consider "
"Vinyasa Yoga Academy."
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