Basically anyone can join who is physically and mentally healthy*
Bhakti Yoshala Teachers Training Course is an intensive 4 week training to deepen your knowledge and understanding about Yoga. It is good to know before that the course is a positive challenge for body, mind and emotionally. You should feel physically fit and prepared in basic practice of Asana. Students should be motivated and ready for a wonderful life changing experience.
Be open to transform & learn from the Master & from each other
Participants should be open to transform, open to let go of old patterns and to built a structure for a new beginning. At Bhakti Yogshala one learns not only from the Master, but also from each other and most important from oneself. Be ready to surrender yourself for the time of your course to the content and schedule (participation obligatory).
You can join with the aim to teach afterwards, or just for your self experience
Many people join a TTC just for experience and self-development without the aim of teaching afterwards. This is a wonderful way to move closer to know yourself and you are very welcome to join as well.
Yoga Alliance is an education and support organization for yoga schools. In order to become an RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher), you must adhere to their standards for curriculum, planning, training, and qualification. In the yoga industry, Yoga Alliance has become the standard certification program for any yoga training school, and most studios will expect it from their teachers.
Honestly no! Yoga requires years and years of practice and you will see yourself evolving every single day. TTC is like planting a seed in your mind which will emerge as a huge tree as the time passes. The only thing you need is to nourish the seed every day. How good and evolved a teacher you become, depends on the kind of commitment you show towards it even after you leave Bhakti Yogshala. Remember that when you will be teaching and helping others, the knowledge that you will get is more valuable than years of practicing and studying.
We have a maximum of 15 numbers of students in a class so that we can give individual attention to everyone. It is completely different from many other schools where they fill a minimum of 25 students in each class. Hence they are not capable to pay the attention to each student.
No, all students are coming from different parts of the world, so English are most likely second language of them. The courses are easily understandable and teachers will help you in anything.
The Yoga Teacher Training Course are suitable for everyone as we committed to teach you from the very root of yoga thru all aspects, so experience are not necessary.
Yes, all bodies are not created equal, so you are not expected to be able to do all the postures. Modifications are given/taught for all levels of asanas. The whole purpose of yoga is to enable you to become fit and flexible – physically and mentally.
January is the coldest month in Rishikesh. Days are still warm and mostly sunny, but nights can get really chilly. Make shure to bring warm clothes along.
February and March are one of the most comfortable months to travel Rishikesh area. Days are warm and sunny and also evenings are nice and warm. In preparation of summer it gets warmer each month. Make shure to stay hydrated.
These are the hottest months of the year! Be ready to be grilled, it can get up to 45 °C ! Stay well hydrated and avoid midday sun at any cost. Use sunblock and body oil /cream since the air gets very dry and so does your skin.
July/August: Rainy Season
Finally the earth receives what she was begging for in the last months – plenty – of rain. This season it rains a lot and gets very humid and a fresh cool down. Fewer tourists are visiting during these months and less outdoor activities can be done due to heavy rainfalls.
September/ October: Fall
The rain stops and climate gets back to create a quite nice atmosphere. These two months combined with February and March make the most comfortable climate of Rishikesh. Warm, no rain and less humid – perfect to discover the area and spend a lot of time outside!
Food provided at our Asharam is 100% vegetarian, not vegan. You will need to inform us in advance so our chef can prepare food for you especially.
We would advise you not carry a lot of medicines. Everything in India is available and at a lesser price too. Just carry the medicines which you use regularly. We have a first aid kit and a doctor is always nearby!
Even if you have never been to India before, you will soon realise and feel the warmth and open hearts of the local people. However in terms of dresses Indian culture is different to what you might be used to from your home country. We kindly ask you to respect this part of Indian culture to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
You will need a tourist visa. Some countries have visa on arrival, which is valid for one month. In other cases, you will need to apply to the Indian Embassy of your country. Make sure you apply at least one month before your travel date, because in some countries the process of getting the visa can be longer. You will have a tourist visa for 3 or 6 months. Refer to below site for more details. https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/ You may also apply a e-tourist visa. The processing time is usually 2 weeks and the visa is granted online. The duration of the visa is for 2 months from the date of your arrival in India. THIS IS QUICK AND EASY PROCESS. Please be careful of fake websites that advertise Indian visa. The link above is with the extension .gov which stands for government.
If you are sick, injured or in need of medical assistance, we will provide you with medical care or take you to a western-style hospital (whichever option is needed). And in this case we will find alternatives for you in order to be able to finish the course.
Yes, it is safe to travel alone to Rishikesh, many tourists do it. It might be a bit challenging to travel by local buses or trains sometimes if you are never been to India before, as its very different from other parts of the world.
Arrival by airplane: The nearest international airport is New-Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport. For those who choose to continue their way by air, there are currently domestic flights to nearby Dehradun, operated by Air India, Spicejet and Indigo. From there it is less than an hour drive by taxi to Rishikesh.
Arrival by bus: Buses to Rishikesh leave New-Delhi from the Kashmiri Gate National Bus Stand approximately every hour. The bus ride takes about 7-8 hours and costs around INRs.700 for A/C buses & INRs.350 for Non-A/C.
Arrival by taxi: Taxis are always available anywhere in India. The drive from Delhi to Rishikesh will take around 5 to 6 hours, depending on traffic conditions.
Arrival by train: The best option is to reach Haridwar Train Station, about 1 Hour away from Rishikesh by road on a driven taxi or the so called tuktuks. From Delhi, the train ride takes mostly between 5 to 8 hours, depending on the train. Haridwar is serviced by many trains from/to Delhi, Varanasi, Rajasthan, Amritsar, etc.
Bhakti means “devotion, worship, attachment” in Sanskrit. In our Yogshala you will find teachers who are extremely devoted to their yoga practice and will fully support and guide you in yours. Are you ready to break your inner boundaries and let go of your self-limiting thoughts?
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