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This Yin yoga teacher training course is scientifically programmed to maintain a perfect balance between body and soul while practicing yoga postures. You not only learn the basics, how different postures work on different parts of the body, and how deep they impact while offering you relaxation, but will also master the skills to relay this form of Yin yoga to your students effectively. With yoga, pranayama, meditation, and practice, Vinyasa Yoga Academy makes sure to expose you to all essential elements of Yin yoga so that you can become a teacher of this form.
You will be accommodated at Vinyasa Yoga Academy, the most reputed Vinyasa yoga school in India, surrounded by a silent environment with a 360-degree mountain view situated on the bank of Ganges River (300 meters away). The world famous Ram Jhula and Laxman Jhula suspension bridges are about 400 meters from the school. The peaceful surroundings will help you become aware of yourself and more focused on your study while you are there.
There are 22 rooms with an incredible view of the Himalayan Mountains, two yoga halls, one dining hall, one big terrace, and a big rooftop. Beautiful sunrises and sunsets bring a different feeling during the morning and evening practices. The local shops, cafes, restaurants, and ATMs are downtown which is just 300 meters from the school. Your home in Rishikesh is away from the pollution and honking of the roads and at the same time very close to all your needs.
They have double and single rooms according to your preferences. All rooms have a private en-suite toilet, hot shower, big balcony, and mountain view. The rooms are comfortable and clean bed sheets, pillows, bath towels, toilet paper, and blankets are provided. Each room has a beautiful picture of Buddha to give you a feeling of calmness. Free Wi-Fi, laundry, and filtered water are available in the ashram.
Yin yoga originates from the Taoist principle of Yin and Yang, two completely opposite natures complementary to each other. Yin yoga is a powerful, slow, and subtle form of yoga which offers dipper impact to tendons and muscles, with a meditative layer, too. During this form of yoga, asanas are combined with pranayama and meditation with a passive relaxation along with deep opening. The postures in this form of yoga are mostly practiced on the floor and held for a longer duration (two to five minutes) which is aimed at deeper impacting the body.
Yin yoga works with muscles and connective tissues which are considered almost 90 percent resistance to the flexibility of the human body. With its longer duration of pose-hold and practice of breath control, Yin yoga offers a relatively deeper impact while guiding in the direction of complete calmness. Asanas in Yin yoga are relatively similar to that of Indian Hatha yoga but practiced differently to offer a completely different meaning to relaxation and energy harvesting.
You will understand the flow of chi inside the human body and learn to master the art of guiding chi in your desired direction. With an understanding of fascia, meridians, and energy systems you will be offered yoga teacher training that is highly rational and fruitful. They teach you motion analysis, breathing techniques, use of props, variations in different forms of asanas, and flow of chi in the body.
With this Yin yoga teacher training course you will gain a deeper insight into the energy flow of yoga with mastering the skills of harnessing power and attainment of supreme relaxation. As this is a slow-moving yoga during which holding a pose is important, the instructors at Vinyasa Yoga Academy ensure that the students learn the exact difference between Yin yoga, the relatively similar Hatha yoga, and practice, and complete trance.
The Vinyasa Yoga Academy team consists of highly qualified Indian teachers and staff members. All teachers have a unique approach with a personal touch of love, paying attention to the group's 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 you feel at home.
In order to attend the orientation program, one should arrive at least a day before the starting of the course. On the first day at 10:00 a.m., the course will start with a yoga ritual. On the last day of the course, a graduation ceremony takes place and it finishes by 19:00 p.m., therefore departure should be planned one day after the completion of the course.
A high degree of self-motivation is required for all aspects of the course. The practice and especially the teaching of yoga demand a high degree of self-discipline and purity. To ensure the success of the program, participants are required to attend all spiritual activities, meditation sessions, lectures, and asana classes. Meat, fish, eggs, black tea, coffee, alcohol, tobacco, drugs, and nudity are prohibited during the course as they are counterproductive to the yoga practice.
After practicing yoga from a very early age of 12, he 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. In 1988, he met his second yoga master - Swami Niranjan ji to learn the wisdom of the Vedas. There he came across the Jnana Yoga (knowledge), which taught him the important lessons in the path to self-realization. Yogi Vishnu was initiated into the Raja Yoga system by his great Guru Swami Veda Bharati and Swami Rama.
Dr. Rohit Chobe is a very young and dynamic teacher at Vinyasa Yoga Academy. His has expertise in meditation. He is highly educated. He holds a Ph.D. in Yog Science. Through his scientific yoga teaching, he sparks people to raise self-inquiry for inner awakening. He teaches about authentic yoga culture for holistic development, helping people to live a meaningful and balanced life. He loves teaching, to give a deeper understanding of the subject for the complete development of an individual.
Parveen has done five years integrated course in Yoga (BA & MA) from Dev Sanskriti University, Haridwar. She has nine years of experience in teaching and conducting workshops, seminars, and retreats. Where in the main objective is to provide results with different yoga practices integration to alternative therapies like Marma therapy, pranic healing, Reiki, naturopathy, hormonal therapy, prenatal-postnatal. Her total experience includes working with organizations and renowned academies and has also gained vast experience in dealing and counseling people by working with the Academy.
Yogi Navkant Ji has completed a master’s of science in yogic science and holistic health and is trained in different aspects of hatha yoga, yoga philosophy, yoga psychology, yoga therapy and health. He shares the knowledge and experience of yoga learned from different yoga professors and teachers of the university, helping to understand the basic principles of yoga that students need in order to better prepare the foundations on which they can begin their journey.
Yogi Nicky’s teaching style is completely different from other yoga teachers. Every class he teaches is filled with love, passion, and respect and he likes to push his students to improve their personal practice. Nicky ji was born and raised in Rishikesh where he has learned yoga from many great masters. With over seven years’ experience in teaching yoga and teacher training, he has a good practical knowledge of teaching. He also studied in Uttarakhand University and holds a 500 hours YTT certificate.
Yogi Akshay Vashisht is a young and dynamic teacher, who holds his Master of Science(MSc) degree in Yoga Education from Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana or S-VYASA as well as Yoga Instructor Certificate (YIC) from this University. He is the certified Yoga Professional by Ministry of AYUSH, which is a governmental body in India purposed with developing, education and research in yoga, Ayurveda, naturopathy and other Indigenous systems. He practices yoga on a daily basis and inspires people to join him in his venture of having a joyful and successful life.
This yoga teacher training will take place in Rishikesh, India. 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 River, set onto the hills of the beautiful, green Himalayan Mountains you'll experience an instant and natural feeling of true happiness and gratitude.
There you can 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.
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During your stay, you will be provided with daily vegetarian breakfast, lunch, and dinner included in the price. There is pure filtered water available for students 24 / 7, free of charge. Tea is also included.
Meat, fish, eggs, black tea, coffee, alcohol, and tobacco are prohibited on the premises.
During your free time, you can enjoy the nightly Ganga Aarti (fire offering) on the Ganges in the evenings.
Jolly Grant Airport
Indira Gandhi International Airport
Transfer available for additional US$85 per person
Please book your flight to arrive at Dehradun Airport (DED). Transfer from Dehradun Airport (DED) is included. The organizer will pick you up from the airport.
You can also book your flight to arrive at Delhi Airport (DEL). From Delhi Airport (DEL) it's a six-hour drive to Rishikesh. Vinyasa Yoga Academy has a transportation package for 150 USD which will cover your airport pick-up, transfer from Delhi to Rishikesh (by car), and after completion of the course transfer back from Rishikesh to Delhi. One way transportation from Delhi Airport (DEL) to Rishikesh can also be provided for 85 USD.
In case your flight arrives late at night and you want to stay overnight in Delhi, the airport pick-up cost will be 25 USD and a reasonably good accommodation at a hotel in Delhi can be arranged for 40 or 50 USD. The travel arrangements made by Vinyasa Yoga Academy are executed under the supervision of professionals and they are always ready with a back-up plan in case of emergencies.
Another good option is to travel by train (from Delhi Airport (DEL) to New Delhi train station by car, then by train to Haridwar and from Haridwar to Rishikesh by car). Travel by bus is quite cheap, but a bit inconvenient for first time visitors.
Buy your train ticket to arrive at Haridwar train station. From Haridwar train station to Rishikesh you can arrive by car.
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