Why choose Rishikesh for your Yoga Teacher Training Course?

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Nestled at the base of the Himalayan Mountain range, Rishikesh stands as a serene and sacred city. The renowned Ganga River gracefully courses through its heart, casting a profoundly spiritual atmosphere upon the surroundings. Recognized as the global hub for Yoga Teacher Training Courses, Rishikesh effortlessly earns its title as the yoga capital of the world.

In this pilgrimage town, numerous ashrams, yoga schools, and meditation centers line the streets, while seekers and sadhus contribute to the spiritual tapestry of the locale. With its enchanting natural beauty and a profound spiritual connection, Rishikesh emerges as an ideal haven for those seeking an immersive yogic journey.

Beyond its abundant yoga offerings, Rishikesh, positioned along the river and in close proximity to nature, unfolds a myriad of experiences. Majestic waterfalls, scenic treks, and exhilarating white-water rafting beckon adventurers, complemented by an array of delightful restaurants, cafes, and tranquil chill-out spots.

Lifestyle during Rishikesh Teacher Training

Experience your daily routine and how you’ll spend your days and nights throughout the course.

Daily Routine

Throughout Monday to Saturday, typically spanning from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm, your day will be filled with various practice sessions, practical exercises, and theoretical classes. Your timetable will also incorporate open slots dedicated to self-study and collaborative practice teaching with fellow trainees.

Weekend Break

Saturdays feature a half-day of coursework, providing a bit of respite. Sundays are designated as your days off. Utilize this time to unwind, delve into studies, and appreciate the serene surroundings.

Sample Schedule

Typical Daily ScheduleActivities
07:00 am - 08:00 amDive into the serenity of Pranayama, meditation, or cleansing (Kriya) to set a harmonious tone for the day.
08:00 am - 09:30 amImmerse yourself in the practice of Asanas and the culmination of the week's practicum.
09:30 am - 10:30 amEnjoy a peaceful silent breakfast, savoring the nourishment for your body and mind.
10:30 am - 11:30 amExplore the Art of Teaching, honing your skills to share the wisdom of yoga.
11:30 am - 12:30 pmDelve into the intricacies of Anatomy & Physiology, understanding the profound connection between body and spirit.
12:30 pm - 02:00 pmRelish a wholesome lunch, fuelling your body for the enriching journey ahead.
02:00 pm - 03:00 pmEngage in self-study, a sacred time for personal reflection and growth.
03:00 pm - 04:00 pmDelve into the depths of Philosophy, expanding your understanding of the profound philosophies that underpin yoga.
04:00 pm - 05:30 pmReturn to the practice of Asanas and conclude the week's practicum with newfound confidence.
05:30 pm - 06:00 pmEmbrace the spirit of Karma Yoga, contributing positively to the community and environment.
06:00 pm - 07:00 pmUnwind with Meditation or learn the art of chanting your mantras while understanding the significance of mudras.
07:00 pm - 08:00 pmShare the joy of dinner with your fellow trainees, fostering connections over wholesome meals.
08:00 pm - 05:00 amAs the day concludes, allow the peacefulness of Rishikesh to guide you into a restful night's sleep.
This carefully curated lifestyle invites you to not only master the art of teaching yoga but also to discover the profound beauty of self-awareness and inner harmony. Let each moment in Rishikesh be a step towards a more mindful and enlightened you.

Where You Will Stay

Your stay with us ensures clean, comfortable, and secure lodgings conveniently situated near the yoga shalas. Depending on your preference, rooms are available either shared between two trainees or as private spaces. These unassuming yet snug rooms offer an ideal sanctuary for rest and rejuvenation between your training sessions.

Stepping out of your door, you’ll find yourself immersed in nature, where the soothing sounds of the ocean or mountain breeze will accompany your evenings. The invigorating fresh air and picturesque surroundings are sure to infuse your soul with happiness and tranquility.

What You Will Eat

Indulge in three nutritious, energy-boosting vegetarian (vegan-friendly) meals daily, Monday through Saturday. Our kitchen team takes pride in curating a menu featuring locally-sourced, fresh, and seasonally-appropriate ingredients. The goal is to provide you with the essential energy required during this intensive period. Allow us to nurture your soul and replenish your body with prana-supporting meals.

On Sundays, both staff and students enjoy a day off, and we encourage you to explore the delectable culinary offerings in the surrounding area. Take this opportunity to savor the diverse and delicious food options available.

Opening & Closing

Arrival & Departure Information

You are welcome to check in at any time from 10 am on the day preceding the start date of your course. This arrival day is designated for

you to settle in and acquaint yourself with your new surroundings. In the evening, an orientation and opening ceremony will take place,culminating in a welcome dinner. The subsequent morning marks the commencement of your training schedule, initiated by a sunrise fire ceremony.

Concluding the program, a closing ceremony will be conducted on the final day, where you will receive your certificate and participate in a photo session with your fellow graduates. While the check-out time is set for 1 pm, you are free to engage in activities throughout the day as you see fit.

After Class in Rishikesh

Once classes conclude in Rishikesh, a variety of enriching experiences await:

  • Ganga Aarti: Immerse yourself in the ritualistic worship of the Ganges.
  • Explore Temples and Ashrams: Visit the numerous temples and ashrams that grace the city.
  • Discover Nearby Waterfalls: Take a journey to the nearby waterfalls for a refreshing experience.
  • Goa Beach: Not to be confused with the famous Goan beaches, this riverside spot is frequented by those seeking a peaceful space for reading, meditation, or chanting.
  • Local Market Shopping: Engage in the vibrant atmosphere of local markets for unique finds.
  • Hiking/Walking: Explore the natural beauty of the surroundings through hiking or leisurely walks.
beautiful mountains

Nearby Adventure Activities

These nearby adventure activities provide an adrenaline-pumping extension to your Rishikesh experience.

Rishikesh is renowned for its adventure sports scene. Engage in thrilling activities such as:

  • Bungee Jumping
  • Mountain Biking
  • White Water Rafting
  • Kayaking
  • Rock Climbing
monkey in the mountains in rishikesh

Map & Directions to the Rishikesh Yoga Center

Our Rishikesh Yoga Center is located the Tapovan district:

Shree Hari Yoga Center
Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249137, India

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