The idea sparks your mind to have a wonderful experience in India, a land of seers and saints.
The next step is to find where to start the yoga journey.
This question is very important as a bad choice can be wastage of both the time and money and a good decision will help you transform your life for health and happiness.
Hence Rishikesh is the best choice to start the art and science of living through yoga. The 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Course will help you to have in-depth knowledge of theoretical and practical aspects of yoga but before you start your yoga course.
You need to be very clear as to why you want to do this course. Some wish to experience yoga first time in their life, some are already teachers and wish to get the certificate and advance knowledge.
What the mindset people have, this course fulfills all the requirements whether becoming a certified yoga teacher or learning for maintaining a healthy lifestyle for the self.
There are some other important points to check before getting enrolled in Yoga Teacher Training as follows:
Yoga Teacher Training School’s affiliation –
After completing yoga teacher training, one certainly requires a valid certificate so you need to ensure that the school is Yoga Alliance certified.
Because you are not only paying money but your precious time, once the time wastes, never come back. So valid certification gives you an opportunity to register yourself as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) that validates you to train others.
Fee, facilities, location, and curriculum-
Once you are sure of the school’s affiliation, the next task is to do some more homework on the internet to cross check about price, location and course curriculum.
You will get all ins and outs from the school’s website or you can contact the school via email or direct call.
Make sure you ask all the questions as what includes in fee, course materials, extra charges for massage, excursions included, location, etc.
Mental and physical preparation-
The Yoga teacher training is almost one – month long course so makes sure that you are going to stay away from your home for almost a month.
So you need to be mentally tough to utilize the entire duration on the path of spirituality.
Morning and evening Yogasana class in Yoga Teacher Training course requires you to be physically well as the classes are intense to complete a full yoga sequence designed by the school.
Moreover, this is the journey of the self and for the self so the students are away from family and friends.
Hence firm determination for self -development will give you reward finally on the day of completion of your course.
Above all stay positive and be open about learning for a complete transformation.
Yog Asana, Pranayama, Human Anatomy and Philosophy, Mantra Chanting, Meditation, Teaching skills and Asana alignment and adjustment.
Select the course and fill the application form. You will get reply within 24 hours. You will receive details about traveling, accommodation, food and etc.
Ans: Rishikesh is one of the renowned yoga training destinations in India.
Generally, students from different countries come to Rishikesh for Yoga Teacher Training from August to March. But November, December, January and February are the coldest months, the temperature gets down to 18°C to 30°C.
The regular schedule is changed in order to avoid the cold as much as possible. So instead of getting up at 5’o clock in the morning.
Students wake up around 6 am and starts first yogasana class at 7 am. Physical work out in first-class warms and energizes them to continue other classes for the whole day.
In human anatomy and yoga philosophy classes, students are provided extra blankets to sit on so that they are comfortable and they can pay attention to the teachers.
There are also room heaters to keep the classrooms warm.
The divine yoga school is very careful about changing the weather.
Especially in winter, we provide hot yogic tea twice a day and hot water facility is also available for a shower in each room.
In the evening, students come for a meditation class, covering themselves with blankets so that they can learn and practice meditation for the entire duration.
On Sunday, students get up late around 8 am and become ready for excursion activities to worth seeing places nearby Rishikesh in 40 km radius.
Most of the time, the weather in the afternoon is sunny so students enjoy visiting places.
Conclusion: Finally, I would say that if you are physically it, you can choose your Yoga Teacher Training in the winter season.
If you bring some extra warm clothes and dry fruits of your choice, it will help you during the entire course. Rest, the managing staff of Divine Yoga School is always ready to help the students whenever they are in need.
- From Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun :
When you come out of the airport on the main road, you may get public transport buses sooner or later or you can get auto for around Rs. 50 to 100, depending on the number of travelers. But the best way is to book a prepaid taxi from the prepaid taxi counter at Jolly Grant Airport.
The prepaid taxi charges are around 1200 INR (18 US$)
The taxi will take around 45 minutes to reach Rishikesh.
- From Delhi (India):
You can get a prepaid taxi right at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) Delhi. It would be pretty expensive around Rs. 6000 (95 US$) for you. If you are coming to attend a course or retreat at some school, they will arrange it for you for Rs. 4500 – Rs.5000. You can share this amount if some more students arrive at the same time.
The taxi will take around 6-7 hours to get to Rishikesh.
From Indira Gandhi International Airport, you can reach to New Delhi Train Station by pre-booked Uber or Ola taxi. There are some trains to Hardwar and Rishikesh (depending on timings)
The trip will take you from 4 to 7 hours.
The tickets for the train will cost you from 150 to 1200 rupees, depending on the train and class of the carriage.
Note: Please refer to check the timetable of the trains like Cleartrip, Makemytrip, Yatra.com or Indian government site IRTC.
Being popular tourism, Rishikesh has a good network of buses. From the Airport Delhi, you can reach by Uber or Ola taxi to Kashmere Gate ISBT, New Delhi that has continuous bus services for Rishikesh every day. You can choose from a regular, deluxe or a luxurious coach from Rs. 500 to 1200.
A bus will take around 6 hours to reach Rishikesh.
“Yoga is the journey of the self,
through the self, to the self.”
– The Bhagavad Gita