There really is no better place to study the ancient practise of Yoga than the yoga capital of the world! Rishikesh is situated at the foothills of the Himalayas, on the banks of the magical Ganges river and is spiritual haven. Every year, millions of pilgrims from all over India and the world come to the holy city of Rishikesh to bathe in the Ganga, visit temples, learn the art of yoga and find themselves.
To spend one whole month here, diving deep into the ancient practise of Yoga and immersing yourself in the culture, is the experience of a lifetime and one you wouldn’t find anywhere else in the world. Rishikesh is so full of life and there is always something going on! You will spend your mornings practising yoga, overlooking the surrounding mountains and listening to the sounds of nature.
At Rishikesh Yog Dham you will learn Hatha yoga practises and philosophy from dedicated teachers who are passionate about keeping traditional Hatha yoga practises alive. Throughout the course you will not only practise asana (poses), Philosophy and anatomy, but you will also learn shartkarma (cleansing), different forms of meditation, mantra chanting and pranayama (breathing techniques), It is only in India that you can find authentic teachings and practise them daily like this.
In Rishikesh there are many activities and sights to see! During your yoga teacher training, you will have the opportunity to visit and see a few of these things as there is a different Sunday excursion every week. They change depending on the time of the year but include visiting Kunjapuri temple, Vashishtha Meditation cave, The famous Beatles Ashram, going river rafting or practising yoga next to the holy Ganges river and watching the beautiful Ganga Aarti in the evening. There is also the chance to celebrate many of the festivals celebrated in the Hindu calendar.
Rishikesh is known for being a high vibrational place of beauty, that brings growth to everyone who visits, wether that be consciously or subconsciously. A place where you can meet like-minded people and be reminded of what is really important in life – we are very blessed to call this promised land home.