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Can a beginner become a yoga teacher?

Yes, absolutely. You do not need to be a 500 hour yoga TTC trained expert to become a best yoga teacher in rishikesh. Moreover, you do not need to do headstands and Hanuman Asana, to be considered competent. You will be amazed to know that many people go for yoga teacher training at first, to deepen their knowledge. Amongst the beginner level learners, many get ample time to practice and perfect their yoga poses. The 200 hour yoga TTC is the perfect stepping stone for you to embrace the idea of teaching. You can always take up a job as assistant yoga teacher, after completing the training.

How can I become a yoga teacher in Rishikesh?

You can become a yoga teacher in Rishikesh very easily, if you learn from one of the renowned yoga schools there. The best schools are certified by Yoga Alliance. It is one of the best qualifications that you can flaunt. After having completed the yoga course, you will be in a position to teach as an intern or assistant, at the very same school where you did yoga TTC. Apart from that, once you get sufficient experience as an assistant, you can look for independent teaching jobs. Yoga is a culture in Rishikesh. Wherever you look, you will find some teaching opportunity or the other.

Is it worth registering with Yoga Alliance?

This is one of the most common questions that students ask. However, it is not a mandate to be exact. It is a voluntary decision for any yoga school, to register or not. Yoga Alliance is basically a private and non-profit organization, created sometime in 1999-2000. It mainly acts as a standard for yoga education. The organization has a set criterion that schools registered under it, need to follow. After completing a Yoga Alliance course, you can apply for the Registered Yoga Teacher training certification. Moreover, it offers a global platform to the students that helps in attending courses and workshops, almost free of cost.

What is Yoga Alliance certification?

To be exact, Yoga Alliance does not certify. It gives an accreditation. A school which has received the accreditation can be called a Registered Yoga School. A Yoga Alliance certification lays down a few guidelines that the registered school needs to follow. Amongst the guidelines, the first thing which acts as a prerequisite is the pre-defined syllabus. Additionally, trained and registered yoga teachers will teach the students. The main focus is on the depth of training. The accreditation mainly lays down the rules that one must follow. So, it essentially maintains unity.

Hatha yoga hard?

Hatha Yoga is very easy, to be exact. Any beginner level student can learn Hatha Yoga. It is a static yoga style. So, if you are looking for more flexibility, balance, and stability, then you have to go for Hatha Yoga. Most classes last from 45 minutes to 90 minutes. So, the classes can be a bit mentally and physically exhausting. You will be amazed to know that Hatha Yoga is the most commonly practiced yoga style across the western world. Being a slower form of yoga, you get more time to focus on your breathing patterns and focus. So, it mainly prepares you for higher forms.

What kind of yoga will I learn and what are the subjects?

Some of the most popular types of yoga practiced in India, or more specifically Rishikesh are Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, and Kundalini Yoga. Apart from these, you can also do short-term need-based sessions on yoga. During the yoga ttc, you will learn about yoga asanas, Pranayama, meditation, mudras, bandhas, kriyas, and many other aspects. Apart from the practical, you will also be able to learn about the basis of yoga, i.e., the theoretical aspects. The yoga anatomy, yoga physiology, philosophy, and Patanjali Sage’s yoga sutras are essential subjects included in the course. You will get comprehensive learning at a yoga school in Rishikesh.

Is India safe to travel?

Yoga tourism is quite popular, especially in places like Rishikesh. It is also called ‘the Yoga Capital of the World’. You will be amazed to know that India is one of the safest countries for travellers. In fact, many foreigners call it home. Tourism is an important industry for the development of the youth in India. So, guests from abroad are taken care of, extremely well. You can safely travel in India, for months on end. But just like any other place in the world, you should always be a bit vigilant. Do not go far away from the ashram, after sundown, without a guide from the ashram. Additionally, you should not flaunt your riches publicly. That should be good to go.

Which is the best yoga teacher training course in Rishikesh?

You can embark upon a career in yoga, with the help of the 200 hour yoga TTC. It is your stepping stone into the realm of yoga and teaching. If you are a beginner, with no prior knowledge of yoga, you can start with Hatha Yoga. If you have already practised before, you should enrol for multi-style yoga or Ashtanga-Vinyasa flow. The best TTC happens at Rishikesh Yoga. It is an accredited school. So, you will learn the subject, from a global point of view. The expert guidance will make it a great journey towards the attainment of higher consciousness. So, you can get the best training in Rishikesh.

Do I need health insurance?

Yes, all students must have health insurance of their preferences. However, it is vital to consider that the insurance must

  • Cover all unexpected medical expenses, including Covid – 19 expenses.
  • Extra travel benefits like trip interruption, lost checked luggage, and travel delays.

Are borders in India now open?

Yes, the border has been open since 15th November 2021. The Government of India has given an order to allow all international flights and provide tourists visas for all commercial flights.

Do I require a visa for India?

Yes, for less than 60 days, you can request an online visa by visiting the page https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/ This application process takes less than one week, suitable for all programs. However, there is no provision for a visa on arrival; therefore, you should remain careful and request in advance. If you have plans to stay more than 60 days, you must ask for a visa to your nearest embassy.

What type of Yoga will you teach?

If you ask about postures or asanas, we emphasize traditional Hatha Yoga and Vinyasa flow yoga. But as Yoga is something more than just only postures, we teach you all aspects of yoga-like ethics, niyam, asana, pranayama, pratyahara, dhyana, and many more.

Is India safe?

Yes. Hari Om Yoga Vidya School is located in Rishikesh, India, a very safe and peaceful place. So you do not have to worry about your security. But if you have any plan to visit other sites, you need to follow the company with whom you are staying and all other advice and preventive measures.

Are there any arrangements for an airport pick up?

Yes, we will make arrangements to pick you up from the airport. Generally, students arrive at New Delhi or Dehradun airport. However, if you want a pick-up, then let us know.

What all should I bring?

While in Rishikesh, there is no dress code. Just bring your comfortable clothes for practicing Yoga. In our school, we will provide yoga mats and all other equipment. Also, you will require clothes that will cover your shoulders and some long pants for visiting some temples.

What experience do I need in Yoga?

Everybody can join any course without any experience. Practicing is important.

In which language do you offer a course?

We teach in English only, although some explanations we can give in Hindi.

How is the weather there in Rishikesh?

In Rishikesh, there are three different seasons:

  • Summer: From March to June, it is the summer season in Rishikesh. June is the hottest month, with temperatures rising to 35 degrees centigrade.
  • Winter: From October to February, it is the winter season in Rishikesh. January is the coldest month.
  • Monsoon: From July to September, it is a monsoon where the average temperature is between 16 to 26 degrees centigrade. Rainfall is moderate, and humidity is high.

Are there any other activities that we can do?

Rishikesh is famous for its natural beauty as well as spiritual vitality. You will get free time for various adventures like bungee jumping, hiking, etc. You can also visit several spiritual places.

What all are included in the price that we pay?

The price includes yoga lessons as per the schedule of every program, study material, yoga utilities, completion certificate, and accommodation.

What is not included?

Transportation from the airport to school, personal expenses, flight charges, and extra school activities.

Can I teach Yoga after completion of the course?

After 2 weeks or 4 weeks of the course, you will get a certificate of completion from Yoga Alliance. After that, if you have some experience, you can become a best yoga teacher, and if not, it is recommended to keep practicing until you get that confidence for teaching.

How will I arrive at the school?

  • By flight: The nearest international airport is New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport. Suppose you select to continue through the air, domestic flights to nearby Dehradun Airport by fligh Indigo, Spice Jet, and Vistara.
  • By Bus: Bus to Rishikesh leave from New Delhi from Kashmiri Gate National Bus Stand.
  • Taxi: Taxi is always available from Delhi to Rishikesh, which takes around 5 – 6 hours.
  • By Train: The best option is to reach Haridwar train station, 45 minutes away from Rishikesh. From Delhi, it takes 5 – 8 hours by train based on train.

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Todd Gilmore
Todd Gilmore
2024-05-04
I did a 1 week retreat with my wife who was on her 200 hour course. The place, the staff, the passion, the kindness, the everything was great. They even assisted with our adolescent child. Highly recommend the place.
Pieter Van Bocxlaer
Pieter Van Bocxlaer
2024-04-19
I had the most amazing tiem at Hari Om yoga school. The staff is great, the vine relaxed and the teachers extremely qualified. Would recommend to anyone seeking in depth knowledge of yoga.
Aitana
Aitana
2024-03-15
I was a beginner in yoga and followed here the 200hYTT in February to get a better understanding of yoga and learn it properly. It’s tuff as a beginner but I loved it. I learned so many things in this month. The teachers are really good and have a lot of knowledge. Also the staff is very friendly and helpful. The food was absolutely delicious. I would look forward to every meal. The rooms were also very clean and well maintained. There is also a little garden, which you can enjoy when the sun is shinning. The location was also good, close to the Ganga river, shops, coffee places and restaurants. There were some constructions going on but that’s almost everywhere in Tapovan. February was still cold at night, so you need enough warm clothes. But it’s also a more quiet month and we were a small group of only 7 people in the course, which gave us the chance to have more interaction with the teachers. We (students) also became a group of friends in the end of the course. Lastly, I want to thank the owner Paramod and his wife Sunna who were very kind and helpful. They made me feel comfortable in the school. I could also count on them when I was sick or when I needed help. They are always open for conversation when you want to and that’s a very important factor. I’m really grateful for my experience here.
thetaylorjean
thetaylorjean
2024-03-03
Really had such a great time completing my 200 hour YTT at Hariom Yoga Vidya School in Rishikesh. All the staff are absolutely lovely and welcoming. The meals were delicious! The rooms are nice, the place is clean. The teachers are really well educated and I learned a ton! Couldn’t have picked a better school for my training 😊
Claire Herrero
Claire Herrero
2024-02-28
This school is great. It is perfect for my 300 YTTC. The teachers are friendly and the teaching is very good quality. The staff is always there if you need a few things. This school radiates kindness and all the moments shared together are filled with love. For my first trip to India this school really got me familiar with Indian culture, openness, food and kindness. I recommend this school because it is a great place to evolve personally but also professionally. When I arrived I spoke very little English and after a month I speak much better and even made jokes. Teachers, staff and students helped me a lot. This place is wonderful !
Dylan Steinhauer
Dylan Steinhauer
2024-02-15
We booked a trip to India for our honeymoon and wanted to do a yoga retreat while we were here. We saw Hariom Yoga Vidya and thought it would be a good fit for our short time in India. We’re so happy we booked with them because we had a truly unforgettable experience. The owners Pramod and his wife Sona helped us arrange transportation from Delhi and were so accommodating throughout the rest of our stay as well. They treated us to outings like the town’s famous fire ceremony and also took us to Kunjapuri temple. We had originally planned to stay for just a few days but ended up extending our stay because everyone was so welcoming and we felt so comfortable there. The food was absolutely incredible and Sona even gave us a cooking lesson which was so much fun. We had come to Hariom while there was a yoga teacher training group that had already started but everyone in the group was so kind and it was a real treat to learn alongside them from all really wonderful teachers. We could not recommend this school enough and plan to return the next time we come back to India.
Nootan Laxman
Nootan Laxman
2024-01-31
One of the most rounded experiences of spirituality, yoga practice and meditation. Enjoyed every day of the stay.
erika choi
erika choi
2024-01-28
이곳의 위치는 너무 완벽합니다. 강가도 가깝고 분위기 좋은 카페와 생필품파는 가게와의 접근성도 좋습니다. 직원들 한명한명 모두 친절하며 선생님들의 수준이 높으며 경륜있는 분들이셨습니다. 나를 알아가는 시간이 필요하다는 생각이 드신다면 이 학교로 오셔서 요가와 명상에 집중하는 시간을 가져보세요. 한 달동안 당신의 인생의 방향이 바뀔수 있습니다.
Ana Ana
Ana Ana
2024-01-28
After completing YTTC 200 I just decided to stay and do 300hr advanced training too… so I stayed 2 months.. despite cold temperatures during winter heart was always warm. It is intensive learning experience, classes and lectures all day and sundays excursions so it definitely changes you.. happy to learn yoga and deepen my knowledge from traditional yoga school to get comprehensive understanding of this vast system. Rooms are nice, food is delicious and Rishikesh energy is soul nurturing. 🙏
Manila Rubino
Manila Rubino
2024-01-18
I stayed in the school for 4 days retreat, the yoga classes are very interesting and the teachers very qualified. The place is very nice and with good energy, staff is very kind qnd always available to help. They also organized for me a trip to see some near waterfalls.

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