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In the past, different branches of knowledge such as science, geography, astronomy, Tantra yoga, and astrology were imparted to students from all parts of the world freely as part of social service to prepare humans for extraordinary capabilities. Maintaining the same ancient style of imparting education, Yoga Bhawna Mission has taken an initiative to disseminate education of yoga to people across the world as a part of service where the student is not expected to pay any charges for the education of yoga.
Airport transfer available:
Dehradun Airport (US$3,902 per person)
The school has 18 spacious rooms that are river facing and with attached toilet. All rooms are well equipped with basic and essential amenities like hot and cold water facility in the toilets, queen size separate bed, study table with proper ventilation and grilled with mosquito metal net.
Room amenities include a ceiling fan, comfortable mattress and proper quilt, table kettle, queen size separate bed, study table, cupboard. The rooms are properly ventilated and grilled with a metal mosquito net at the window to avoid any insect or flies.
The school washroom has western toilet fitted with hot and cold water and has enough space if you need to wash your clothes and we have separate space for pressing table with an electric iron box in case someone wants to press and iron their clothes after laundry.
Upon completion of this yoga teacher training, students will receive certificate affiliated with Yoga Alliance USA. Registration with Yoga Alliance USA provides a globally recognized credential.
Yoga Bhawna Mission-Uttarkashi is a residential yoga teacher training school in India registered with Yoga Alliance, USA RYS 200, and RYS 500 and a venture of Ujjain Yoga Life Society (UYLS). The core objective of this yoga teacher training courses is to provide and facilitate an understanding of yoga and its related practices from basic to intermediate to advanced level, in an indigenous yet with a modern approach which includes practice as well as theory.
Whether you are a novice to this unique science or just a beginner; here at Yoga Bhawna Mission you will be able to develop, upgrade your skill, and your understanding of yoga to a level that you will be confident enough to teach yoga professionally.
The mission is to provide the aspirants an easy access to the knowledge where everybody is included and nobody in any way is excluded. It has been observed that many of the genuine and bonafide candidates have been unable to receive yoga training because of the excessively high prices for a course at different yoga schools. Yoga Bhawna Mission wants to span their reach to all these financial debarred people to reach there for the training they need.
Yoga Bhawna Mission is also aiming to facilitate these training of yoga to a maximum number of people. Yoga Bhawna Mission courses are a combination of a different branch of yoga along with their several disciplines. The combination of all these various disciplines will be imparted to the participants so that they are able to create a band of confident, knowledgeable, and self-reliant yoga teachers. Yoga Bhawna Mission prime objective is to create the motivation among their participant to teach yoga with the spirit of Seva (selfless service).
There will be a selection procedure of application form by Yoga Bhawna Mission team. The selection will be made based on the eligibility and seat availability. The right to admit or reject an application will be purely Yoga Bhawna Mission team decision and Yoga Bhawna Mission shall not be liable for any explanation. (Application form can be downloaded or can be requested).
This is an intensive yoga teacher training course and the candidate should have an exposure of self-practicing at least of one-year before applying for this course. However, kindly note that people with a yoga experience of more than a year will be given preference.
Please be specific and explain clearly while writing motivation letter for a better chance of selection.
Yoga Bhawna Mission teaching technique as per the guidelines set by the Yoga Alliance USA and follow the standard parameter. Apart from this, Yoga Bhawna Mission emphasizes on their research based on teaching methodology while the curriculum is based on the ancient various yogic textbook and their faculty enriched experience.
There will be a test in the last week of the course. The content of the examination will vary for each course. Only the successful candidate will be awarded the title of Yoga Prashikshak.
There will be one full day Himalayan sightseeing excursion or picnic on any Sunday or free day with the Yoga Bhawna Mission team that include meals and transportation.
This yoga teacher training will take place at Yoga Bhawna Mission Uttarkashi School. The school is located at convenient distance from Rishikesh and takes only five to six hours of scenic journey. Beautifully located on the banks of Bhagirathi river, this school is four kilometers before hustle bustle and traffic jams of Uttarkashi town.
The highlight of the school is the high range Himalayan Mountian view and also the chance to practice yoga at the bank of Ganges River. The Ganges River is so divine and offers you a mystic experience of a lifetime. Not only that, the Shiva Temple in the school premises is another highlight of the school.
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Yoga Bhawna Mission strictly serves vegetarian food that is freshly prepared and are well dietary balanced and recommended for yogis. There will be two big meals - one in the morning after asana class and then in the evening after evening yoga session. In between in the afternoon, there will be light fruit-juice and herbal tea.
It will be a strict but very tasty meal recommended for yogic lifestyle. However, in certain situation individual requirement will also be taken into consideration. Yoga Bhawna Mission gives preference to locally cultivated and organic vegetables, fruits, pulses as per the availability, and also occasionally the kitchen team will experiment with a varied cuisine of India.
Your meals portions are full of sprout, chapatti, rice, vegetable curry, green leaves, and salad. They also add sweets, papadum, and chatni occasionally. During the festival and special occasion, Yoga Bhawna Mission adds a different taste to your meals such as sweets and dishes.
During your full day trip, Yoga Bhawna Mission will provide meals in the local restaurant where you go. However, if Yoga Bhawna Mission brings the team for a picnic, then you will prepare the food on site together with the team.
At Yoga Bhawna Mission, you have an opportunity to spend one hour daily to the nearby surrounding. The school is just adjacent to Bhagirathi River and one can have privilege to practice on the bank of river or in the lap of forest and mountain. You will be guided by the resident team on alternate Sunday for the mountain walk followed by village walk or trekking and river walk and outdoor game such as volleyball.
Yoga Bhawna Mission’s ex-students have repeatedly testify that this is the best part of their stay at the ashram, an opportunity to use their hands and feet for a fruitful purpose, get closer to nature, and learn. It is an immensely therapeutic experience in itself and numerous yogi have said how their stresses just disappeared as they were so close to nature. You will have the opportunity to enjoy Ayurvedic massage, Do-Sirodhara, and steam bath at additional costs.
Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), where you can take a domestic flight into Jolly Grant Airport (DED). From Jolly Grant airport you can take Taxi for our Uttarkashi school or you can go to Dehradun bus stand and can take the bus for Uttarkashi.
Alternatively you can ask our Travel Desk team to assist you in the booking of private car or taxi from Jolly Grant Airport (DED) to the training center at a cost of 60 USD. You can also share the private taxi cost with other students who are coming for the same course and on the same date with same flight.
Jolly Grant Airport (DED) is a very small airport and only limited flights are arriving and in past, most of the students prefer to share the taxi to save cost and this way they enjoy the ride while getting to know their batchmate.
Yoga Bhawna Mission strongly recommend being in touch with their team so that they can guide with your flight booking for Jolly Grant Airport (DED).
You can either come to Dehradun or Rishikesh from New Delhi and it is strongly advised that you inform Yoga Bhawna Mission ravel desk team in advance so that they can help you with the arrangement of a bus ticket from New Delhi. (Note: Bus ticket is not included in the fee and will be charged extra).
Yoga Bhawna Mission dedicated travel desk will assist you while booking your bus ticket. Please note that if you are coming from New Delhi by bus then ideally you should get down to Dehradun, but if you want to come to Rishikesh, then you need to advise Yoga Bhawna Mission team in advance so that they can arrange a pickup from Rishikesh with nominal extra charge. Please check the taxi fare in advance from our team.
If you are more adventurous and want to explore by your own from New Delhi to Dehradun or Rishikesh, then please follow instruction.
Depending on the time your plane arrives in Delhi, taking a bus can be a tricky option. The Volvo buses from Delhi to Dehradun stop running around 8:00 p.m. 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 approx 700 INR in general.
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 Dehradun. The bus ticket approximately costs between 800 to 900 INR.
The normal bus ticket will cost you between 300 to 400 INR.
You should get off the bus at Dehradun bus station, which is usually their last stop if their destination is Dehradun. Once you arrive at Dehradun bus station, you can take a local bus for Uttarkashi (ticket approximately costs between 250 to 300 INR).
You can book Shatabdi express train which runs every day from New Delhi to Dehradun railways station. You are advised to inform Yoga Bhawna’s team in advance so that the team will assist you in booking railway ticket for your smooth arrival followed by an escorted guide. (Note: Train ticket is not included in the fee and will be charged extra as per the railway fare).
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