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For those who live and breathe yoga, habituated yoga into their day to day lives, Vinyasa Yoga Academy offers a 10-week master teacher training. The course builds on the previous courses. This intensive but challenging course covers all aspects of yoga and teaching, providing students with the tools to become a true leader in their yoga community, and inspiring and motivating students to follow the path of yoga. From now on, you will be ready to start yoga teacher trainings and workshops.
Vinyasa Yoga Academy is 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.
Ashrams usually represent a return to a simpler way of living, which is very different to a hotel. Generally there is a more communal atmosphere and often an expectation that guests will pitch in with whatever needs doing.
Upon completion of this yoga teacher training, students are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®). Registration with Yoga Alliance provides a globally recognized credential.
The 500-hour yoga teacher training certification is accessible for anyone who is interested in learning the ancient science of yoga and deepening their yoga practice. Vinyasa Yoga Academy is a Registered Yoga School (RYS) with Yoga Alliance, which 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 500-hour yoga instructor diploma, the student needs to attend 10-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.
Students will be trained by highly professional teachers having each their own teaching expertise, thus getting ready to create highly integrative yoga classes, combining an array of techniques. After completing the 10-week course, students will receive the 500 instructional hours required and are eligible for Yoga Alliance RYT 500 certification, and are ready to deepen their career as a professional yoga teacher.
Vinyasa Yoga Academy focuses on providing students with small, intimate class settings for individualized and personalized attention from their beloved teachers. The student's classes are located at the same building as their accommodation, so teachers are easily accessible to students throughout the day.
Every teacher and staff member of Vinyasa Yoga Academy is passionate and committed to providing the best possible experience for every student who walks through their doors. Vinyasa Yoga Academy is a spiritual hub for knowledge seekers to grow and nourish their souls. It's a community built on love, enthusiasm, and a profound belief in the transformative powers of yoga. They believe in not just doing yoga, but living yoga. The yoga halls are bright, colorful and modern with a gorgeous Ganga view and a literary library available for students.
The course has the duration of 8-weeks. Classes will be held from Monday till Saturday, with a half day on Thursday and an off day on Sunday. The full program can be found below.
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 programme, 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. Participants who do not comply with the school rules may be dismissed from the course.
All classes are mandatory only in case of an emergency or illness one can take leave with respected teacher permission. Uninformed leaves won’t be accepted and this will effect on student monthly performance.
There will be nature excursions and one Himalayas sightseeing trip.
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.
Swami Shivabrahmananda Saraswati is a Sanyasi who left his home at the age of 19 in quest of spiritual knowledge. He talks on Yoga Philosophy based on Vedanta, Patanjali Yoga Sutra and Bhagwad Gita. He spent three years on the banks of Narmada River doing penance. Following that he joined Arsha vidy a peetham, Rishikesh where he completed the three year Vedanta course conducted by Dayananda ashram from 2003 to 2006. After the course Pujya swami Dayananda Saraswati sent him to the tribal belt in Madya Pradesh to start a free student home. He spent three years managing the student home.
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 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.
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.
You will get three daily nutritious vegetarian meals and herbal teas. There is pure filtered water available for students 24 / 7, free of charge. Meat, fish, eggs, black tea, coffee, alcohol, and tobacco are prohibited on the premises. Vinyasa Yoga Academy has taken extra precautions by hiring dedicated staff to prepare each and every meal at the school from fresh ingredients. Eating outside of the school is pretty safe at the restaurants at Rishikesh. If your stomach is sensitive, you should beware of eating street foods. If you have any dietary requirements, please send Vinyasa Yoga Academy an inquiry and they will provide you food according to your needs.
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. Vinyasa Yoga Academy 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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