Himalayan Yoga Academy is a team of 9 highly-regarded yoga teachers of Rishikesh (India) who joined forces to create the ultimate yoga training program that meets the highest standards of teaching yoga.

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April 1, 2015 - May 5, 2015

This is a full 5-week yoga teacher training & certification program that includes 13 subjects taught by 11 teachers 6 days a week. The course will take place in the heart of the world's capital of yoga – in Rishikesh, India – right on the banks of the holy Ganga in foothills of the ancient HImalayas.

Aim of this course is to develop solid skills of teaching yoga. To perfectly master the skill of teaching yoga, one needs firm theoretical and experiential background in a variety of techniques, methods, systems, etc. This is where our experienced, god-gifted teachers step in. All our teachers represent major Himalayan traditions of yoga, most of them hold Master's degree in yoga. Our theoretical / experiential classes will cover all major fields of yogic knowledge – shatkarma, asana, pranayama, meditation (mental concentration and mental dissolution) – that would serve as cognitive platform for further developing yoga teacher's skills. As our student, you'll be guided through immense field of knowledge covering all aspects of teaching yoga as a whole. You'll solidify your skills by practicing everything you've been taught individually, in a small group and with the entire group.

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April 8, 2015 - April 20, 2015

Known Zen teacher in India, Swami Prem Adey will be leading the Yoga Shiatsu Course.

In Ancient times Shiatsu Massage was used in Japan and China. Now in present day it is widespread and practiced throughout the world.

Shiatsu in Japanese is combining shi-meaning finger and atsu-meaning applying of pressure. The ancient teaching method is about the impact of the fingers on acupuncture points and energy channels.

It gives a huge influx of vital force, liberates the body, making it flexible and resilient. Shiatsu is the perfect way to restore the psychological balance and vegetoendocrinic system.

Yoga Shiatsu is a type of therapeutic practice, adapted for people who are involved in yoga.

This course is integrated into the Himalayan Yoga Academy Teacher Training course.

Yoga Shiatsu is for those who wish to deepen their knowledge of their own body’s health and use that expertise to heal others.

Hurry up and book your place on this course!

Your Yoga Teachers

Ashish Sharma, the top structural alignment yoga teacher in India
Ashish Sharma is young and yet very experienced teacher of hatha yoga. He was born, grew up and received his training in Rishikesh located in the foothills of the eternal Himalayas. Ashish’s... Continue reading
Surinder Singh, the leading teacher of asana adjustment and instruction at Himal
Surinder Singh is probably the most famous yoga teacher in the Himalayas and entire Northern India. Surinder Singh teaches hatha yoga– a combination of yogasana, pranayama and meditation– in the... Continue reading
Оксана Глаголь, преподаватель методологии йоги в Гималайской Академии Йоги (Инди
A Yoga Methodology teacher, Oksana leads Methodology and Practice of Teaching Yoga along with Level I & II Applied Yoga Anatomy at Himalayan Yoga Academy. Her lectures on Methodology of Yoga are... Continue reading
Emily Hewitt, kundalini yoga / yin yoga / acro yoga expertat HImalayan Yoga Acad
Emily Hewitt teaches Kundalini yoga and Yin yoga at Himalayan Yoga Academy. Emily is a long-timer in Rishikesh, one of the first expats who settled in the world's capital of yoga, for whom Rishikesh... Continue reading
Swami Prem Adeh is a known Zen teacher in India with a strong energy and charm. Once an Christian hermit and ascetic. Prem Adeh about thirty years ago, received initiation from Swami Maha Vishnu and... Continue reading
Йоги Вишну, преподаватель Гималайской Академии Йоги в Ришикеше (Индия)
Yogi Vishnu Panigrahi is an extremely experienced teacher of meditation, follower of Swami Rama, an influential guru of the XX century. Studied meditation at Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama Ashram under... Continue reading
Yogacharya Sanjeev Pandey Ji, top pranayama teacher in Rishikesh, India
Yogacharya Sanjeev Pandey Ji is the most popular Pranayama teacher in Rishikesh, India. His inspirational classes won't leave anyone indifferent to the art of pranayama. Pandey Ji is artistical, yet... Continue reading
Dr. Usha Vaishnava, Ayurveda teacher at Himalayan Yoga Academy (Rishikehs, India
Usha Vaishnava has been working in ayurvedic environment since she was 12 years old. After long years of assisting a doctor Usha enters the Ayurvedic University with 150 year old history, well-known... Continue reading

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Reviews by graduates

Of all the yoga teacher training courses that I attended in my entire life, this one at the Himalaya Yoga Academy is the most impressive. Not only I left the course with a massive amount of new and useful knowledge, but having spent 5 weeks in a healthy supportive environment realized myself as a professional yoga instructor. Our teachers wholeheartedly taught us all that they knew and experienced. Although we rarely used a chair in a class, we felt this academic atmosphere all over. A true academy it was! My rating is 12 out of 10. Sign up now and think no more about any other yoga training program!

Traditional yoga teacher training courses in Rishikesh, India

Why learn yoga in Rishikesh with us? There are many reasons to learn yoga specifically in Rishikesh, India. And, there are solid reasons to do it with our school.

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Rishikesh is the world's capital of yoga.
It is a common fact that Rishikesh (India) holds the title of the world's yoga capital. And it is rightfully so.
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According to old scriptures, Rishikesh is the place to attain higher states of mind through yoga.
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We preserve the tradition of Yoga.
One of our principles has always been to keep the tradition of Yoga uninterrupted. In our teaching, we strongly abide by the classical vision of yoga clearly described by the great work on yoga, Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, and old scriptures of hatha yoga – Gheranda Samhita, Shiv Samhita and Hatha Yoga Pradipika. Our deep commitment towards the great works of the past does not contradict with the modern approach to yoga. On the contrary, we highly honor modern authors, researchers, scholars, masters who move the understanding of traditional hatha yoga even further through their extensive studies, and encourage our students to be creative in their practice of yoga as long as the correct understanding of its genuine goals is preserved.
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Most our yoga teachers hold Master's in Yoga.
We are proud to be the only yoga school in Rishikesh, India to have so many highly-educated yoga teachers. Teachers in our school are holders of Master's degree in Yoga and Applied Ayurveda, or have been living and studying in ashrams or with the best yoga, meditation and ayurveda teachers in India. Moreover, we are proud to have Masters who have developed their own style and methodologies in yoga and meditation, as our honored teachers.
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Our yoga school is one of the most experienced schools in Rishikesh.
Since our start in 1997, we did a tremendous number of yoga trainings which brought us drastic experience and understanding of how a yoga program should really be built. Today, we are proud to claim that our yoga training program is the most advanced training course program in the world's yoga capital and, maybe, in the whole India. See our programs for more details and read students' testimonials.
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Rishikesh is probably the most affordable destination for yoga teacher training courses.
Funny to say, Rishikesh today is, perhaps, the cheapest place in the world to undergo yoga training program. Keep in mind, our training program is not of the lowest rate in Rishikesh. Yet, considering the value, it's probably way below average cost at the global scale.
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We are located in the oldest ashram of Rishikesh, Swargashram.
Swargashram is the oldest ashram in Rishikesh, the precedent of such popular ashrams as Shivananda ashram, Yog Niketan, Parmarth and others. Swargashram is the ashram from where the whole Hrishikesh started. And, we are sitting in the very center of this holy place.
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Every course, we invite renowned yoga masters to teach their styles of yoga.
See our list of invited teachers that participate in our yoga courses. Among our guests are the 105-year-old yogi Swami Yogananda Ji, the renowned master of hatha yoga Sri Surinder Singh Ji, the famous speaker and philosopher Jivasu, the honored philosophy professor Buddhi Prakash Ji and many more recognized yogis of the Northern India.
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Our hall is fully-equipped with everything a yoga practitioner needs.
Yoga mats, cushions, bricks, bolsters, whiteboards, big screen for visual presentations, sound system, 4 modes of lighting, shatkarma props, water filter, meditation props, etc.
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We are founders of the annual Free Yoga & Music Festival.
We know all yoga in Rishikesh, we know perfectly every yoga teacher in Rishikesh. We surely can tell who teaches best at any specific style of yoga in the world capital of yoga. For our festival and for our yoga courses, we chose only the best yoga teachers of Rishikesh so that you don't have to.

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