Yoga Teacher Training Course (RYT 200 Yoga Alliance Certificate) in November 2014

Class # 143
November 3, 2014 - December 8, 2014 (35 days (5 weeks))
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This is a full 5-week yoga teacher training & certification program that includes 13 subjects taught by 11 teachers 6 days a week. This course features a special guest – master Jivasu, a philosopher, a realised yogi, a philanthropist. 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'llbe 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.
Event program

Event program

This yoga teacher training program entirely complies with RYT200 standard designation of Yoga Alliance for future Level I yoga teachers. This program contains 200+ hours of theory and practice covering wide array of subjects from simply-taught Philosophy of Yoga and Anatomy & Physiology of Yoga through in-depth Analysis of Yogasutras and Methodology of Teaching Yoga. Within a timespan of four weeks, students will gain understanding of what is yoga, what its ideological/philosophical background is, what are goals of yoga and how various systems of yoga practice correlate. This program is designed in a way that helps students understand the essence of yoga as art and science. At Himalayan Yoga Academy, we don't aim at teaching pre-defined asana sequences or narrow yoga down to one specific lineage. On the contrary, we enriched this program with a variety of traditional systems of yoga so that our graduates are able to clearly define the kernel of yogic knowledge and to apply this understanding to their personal practice and their teaching practice. Yoga is so vast that no single system is able to define it in its entirety. Hence, it might be a good idea to consolidate a few major traditions in order to enrich, purify and demistify your own vision of yoga. The authors of this course set themselves a super-task: provide a beginning yoga teacher with a firm basis for further professional, personal and spiritual growth within just 1 month of intensive theoretical and practical classes. The course should not be considered as the ultimate stage of yoga teacher progress, rather as the first step on the way of a prominent yogi, a potential Master, Teacher, Trainer and just a decent person. The objectives of the course are as follows.

  • The development of complex understanding of Yoga Science – from basic ideas to sophisticated concepts of yoga, anatomy and theory of yoga teaching.
  • Master all the practices, essential for the development of physical and psychological qualities of a yogi (shatkarma, asana, pranayama, fundamental meditation techniques)

Structure of the course

Synthesis of theory and practice

It should be noted here that we do not divide our classes into theory and practice. Yoga itself is a practice, in the first place, though it becomes much more effective with the study of theory.
You are not only going to have two practical classes in the morning and in the evening, but also all the theoretical knowledge is going to be immediately put into practice. In other words boring lectures on philosophy will be turned into interesting workshops, where you will experience everything you have just learnt. Only by your own experience you can go deep into the mystery of yoga.
And having experienced what the sages of the past were teaching to their disciples you will be able to easily distinguish between the traditional knowledge and its later interpretations. Though, as it was said before, theory and practice go together, you will still have subjects (check them below).
We are going to work on the following practical techniques: Shatkarma techniques, cleansing your mind and body and preparing them to proper asana practice (neti, bhasti, kapalabhati, nauli. dhauti, trataka).
Asanas as the most powerful technique of training your body and mind, as a fundamental practice for personal discipline and preparation for pranayama. The program covers 42 compulsory asanas for beginner’s, intermediate and advanced levels.
Pranayama techniques, which is the next step after asana practice and the ultimate level of hatha yoga. Meditation of all the stages of raja –yoga, leading to the ultimate liberation from the bonds of controversial human nature, by harmonization of psycho-somatic processes (pratyahara, dharana, dhyana) At everyday workshops we are going to take a close look on all the groups of asanas, and will practice alignment and asana correction at teaching classes.
We did our best to represent everyday asana practice in a complex and integral way, essential for a future teacher. Every day you are going to have a static training where you will explore in details all the aspects of asana alignment and geometric construction of asanas. It will not only deepen your understanding and ability to control your body, but also will give you an opportunity to teach yoga professionally and safely to various groups of students. In fact, a static approach, based on a deep understanding of body structure, will help a better control over tiny muscles, will contribute to sharpening your concentration which will lead you to the state of pratyahara, dharana, and in case of pauseless concentration, even to dhyana. Furthermore, we are going to “balance” the static practice with the dynamic practice of classic hatha-yoga and eclectic yoga style, which contains elements of hatha-yoga, kundalini-yoga, Himalayan yoga, japa-yoga and various classic and original pranayamas. By the practice of shatkarmas, we are going to cleanse our bodies from accumulated toxins. It will definitely increase the effect of practice within the first week. Further, having experienced this effect, we will learn those techniques in details, to be able to teach them to students. Shatkarma should be mastered under the guidance of the specialist to avoid problems and even injures from improper practice ( “tough” practices ex.dhauti, bhasti, neti ). And of course the guidance is also important even for more “fine” techniques such as kapalabhati and trataka. Also we structured the program of the course in a way which allows everyone to master Nauli within just a few weeks! Having cleansed your body and having prepared it to comfortable and enjoyable practice of asanas, you will move further and learn 8 classic pranayama techniques of hatha yoga and other techniques, which combine methods of hatha and kundalini yoga. Also every day you are going to have a meditation class, where you will master meditation techniques of various traditions: hatha yoga, raja-yoga, kundalini, buddhism and tantra. We are proud to have the most extensive practice program in whole Rishikesh which is essential for the complex understanding of the science of yoga: from yoga nidra to dynamic meditations Osho, from static yoga to intensive kundalini practices, from Chi-Kong to voice opening techniques. At classes on Anatomy and Biomechanics we will have a close look at how the human body, the home for the mind, works. Yoga considers the mind and the body as a union, and higher states of mind are thought to be reached through body practices. Thus, it is critically important for a yogi to understand how the body itself and all its systems, namely respiratory, nervous, endocrine and musculoskeletal work together. The division of the body into systems is pretty much conventional. Studying respiratory system, for example, we will refer to other systems, like nervous and muscular-skeletal systems, etc. Human body is a super complex structure, where everything is interrelated. Contemporary yoga which, in its basis, is a physical practice, leading to mental practice, is developed in progressive modern theories of Biomechanics. These theories will be explicitly reviewed in the Anatomy part of teacher training program. Also the program features the following topics: • Study and analysis of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali as the most essential text on yoga, in particular its first part, talking about yogic techniques of mind concentration and body mechanics; • Exploring the concepts of hatha yoga and tantra set out in the classic texts of Gheranda Samhita, Hatha Yoga Pradipika , Shiva Samhita (prana, nadi, chakra, mudra, bandha, Kosha, kundalini); • Samkhya philosophy as the basis of yoga philosophy; • Analysis of human anatomy and physiology and application of acquired knowledge in teaching yoga; • Ayurvedic concepts ; • A full-fledged theory of teaching yoga. Do not let yourself be scared by the words “philosophy”, “veda”, “prana” etc. The purpose of the course is to give future teachers a holistic view on the science of yoga , to develop a deep understanding of never aging knowledge about the human body , mind , health, happiness , harmony, about the world around and inside us . Yoga is deeply scientific and at the same time deeply spiritual. "Know yourself - and you will know the whole world ", as yogic science teaches, and it goes even further by telling us how exactly we can know ourselves and the world around . The ancient writings of the great yogis literally provide walkthroughs to the methodology of yoga.

Module system

The course consists of 3 modules. At the end of the first and the second modules students will take tests and at the end of the third module there is an examination. Tests are given in written form and are aimed at assessing the level of knowledge gained throughout the module. One day before the test the questions for the test will be made public. The examination consists of two parts: practical and theoretical. Practical part will be held in the form of evaluation class, where each student will have to teach the whole lesson to the group . The theoretical part of the exam is a written test, where the student is supposed to provide a detailed answer to some questions on the theory of yoga. Tests and exams are assessed by experienced teachers of our school . The criteria of assessment of the practical part will be provided to the students in the beginning of the course. The evaluation class will be assessed according to those criteria. 

Curricular structure of the training

Week 1

  • Conceptual basics (introducing practices, philosophical systems, principal analysis of asana / pranayama / meditation practices)
  • Preparatory / rehabilitational practical systems in yoga (Pavana Muktasana, Sukshma Vyayama)
  • Introduction into Yoga (What is yoga, goals of yoga, systems of yoga practice, philosophical analysis of yogic methodology)
  • Introduction into Anatomy of Yoga
  • Shatkarma (introducing six major purification techniques)
  • Structural alignment (practical aspects of orderly / safe asana practice)
  • Traditional asana practices in hatha yoga
  • Meditational techniques

Week 2

  • Introduction into Teaching Yoga & Basics of Yoga Methodology (working with audiences; Instructing yoga; Factors influencing class structure; Body reading; Anatomical analysis; Factors influencing individual practice; Methods of instructing; Asana alignment: main principles, typical mistakes, physical and psycho-energetic effects)
  • Analysis of traditional philosophical systems of India (Vedic culture; Samkhya)
  • Meditation techniques
  • Shatkarma
  • Pranayama
  • Structural alignment
  • Traditionasana practices in hatha yoga

Week 3

  • Practice of teaching yoga (adjustment workshops, preliminary preparation of generalized lesson plan)
  • Anatomy & physiology of yoga
  • Pranayama
  • Analysis of traditional philosophical systems of India (Samkhya; Hatha yoga; Yogasutras)
  • Shatkarma
  • Yin yoga (Mild miofascial stretching techniques in yoga)
  • Structural alignment
  • Traditional asana practices in hatha yoga
  • Deep meditation techniques (including mandatory two-days guided silence retreat)
  • Karma yoga (seva, experiencing selfless service)

Week 4

  • Adjustment Laboratory (adjustment techniques assessment)
  • Ayurveda (introducing Ayurveda; gunas; doshas; rasas; ayurvedic diet; ayurvedic lifestyle)
  • Methods of teaching yoga (sequencing a class; elements of class structure; Asana Laboratory: detecting common principles within asana groups; avoiding injuries in asana practice; adjustments)
  • Practice of teaching yoga (development of individualized lesson plan; public presentation of students’ individualized lesson plan)
  • Ayurveda (introducing Ayurveda; gunas; doshas; rasas; ayurvedic diet; ayurvedic lifestyle)
  • Voice tuning
  • Shatkarma
  • Pranayama
  • Yin yoga
  • Structural alignment
  • Traditional asana practices in hatha yoga

Week 5


  • Practice of teaching yoga (public presentation of individualized lesson plans; second nonmandatory round of public lesson plan presentations including additional individualized assignment factors)
  • Shatkarma
  • Pranayama
  • Structural alignment
  • Traditional asana practices in hatha yoga
  • The students who will successfully pass the exam are rewarded with the internationally recognized Certificate of Completion. This certificate entitles you to teach yoga anywhere in the world. Our program meets all the requirements for YTTC by Yoga Alliance. The program is recognized and approved by Yoga Alliance as meeting all the requirements of international standards of education.

    Manuals, hand-outs, books for the participants

    All the students will be provided with all learning material free of charge, including the original manual “Asana Biomechanics” where you will find full description of key asanas. Every asana description contains a technical instruction for asana performance, asana focus-point, muscles that strengthened and stretched in the asana. Our original “Guide to Teaching Yoga”, containing lectures on the methodology of yoga teaching, including chapters on teaching students with special needs.

    Extracurricular activities

    Regardless the famous quote by Swami Rama “Practice, practice, practice!” we are going to have quite a few extracurricular activities including:

    • 16 kilometer rafting on the Ganges rapids
    • Indian classical music concerts
    • Hikes around Rishikesh to holy, spectacular and “powerful” places.
    • Fire ceremonies on the banks of the Ganges
    • Meetings, conversations, workshops with outstanding people
    • …and much more! Let yourself be surprised!

Extracurricular activities

White-water rafting on Ganga
Trekking around Rishikesh
Charitable work
Visits to temples and shrines of the Garhwal Himalayas
Visits to the greatest ashrams of Rishikesh
Indian Classical Music nights
Fire ceremonies (Hawan)
Pooja ceremonies
Event teachers


Dr. Usha Vaishnava

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 in whole India.

At present doctor Usha holds Master’s degree in Ayurveda and Bachelor’s degree in Medical Sciences. Usha Vaishnava is an accomplished doctor of Ayurveda with nearly 20 years of experience. Her specialization is panchkarma.

Since 2003 Dr. Usha has been teaching at the Himalayan Yoga Academy enjoying her huge popularity among students.

Emily Hewitt

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 became the first home. Emily studied Kundalini yoga from her guru Gurumukh. In modern Kundalini yoga, there is probably no teacher more influential than Emily's gurus. Kundalini classes by Emily are active and full of energy. Kundalini meditations, which Emily's students adore her for, are full of love, subtle energies and feelings of oneness with all there is.

Yin yoga classes taught by Emily according to Paul Grilley (who authorized her personally to teach the system) are super-pleasant, relaxing, restorative.The method of Yin yoga is broadly based on modern miofascial theories and ancient Chinese acupuncture. Having done a Yin yoga class with Emily you'll forget about pain and tension in your body, trust us.

Apart from Kundalini and Yin yoga, Emily is a professional in Acro yoga. Acrobatic or Partner yoga is all about having fun in concentration. It's fun because postures of acro yoga, which you practice in a group, let the child within out; it's a concentration practice because acro requires solidity in both your body and mind tissues which consolidates your attention and consciousness.

Also, Emily Hewitt is good in body anatomy and its practical application in yoga and is able to provide precious advice on teaching to both novices and experienced ones.

Oksana Glagol

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 deeply structured and are absolutely comprehensive. In these lectures, any yoga practitioner – be it an experienced yoga professional or a raw beginner – will find all he or she needs to comprehend the art and science of Yoga at any level.

Practice of Teaching workshops carried out by Oksana are fun, exhaustive and transforming role playing games, interactive presentations and group practices integrated in a way that even the laziest student will eventually find him- or herself a professional in yoga.

Sri Surinder Singh

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 atmosphere of cordiality and support. It is this atmosphere and energy, and itsvastly positive effect on practice that the master's students notice and come back for, year after year. Being a mechanical engineer by education, Surinder integrates principles of mechanical physics into his teaching practice thus turning them into biomechanics of asana alignment and adjustment as well as of yoga practice as a whole.

Sri Surinder Singh was initiated in the tradition of yoga by his teacher and guru Sri Swami Dharmananda, the then superior of Ved Niketan Asram in Rishikesh. Swami made no mistake. Today, Surinder Singh is the most popular yoga teacher in the world's capital of yoga. Thousands of yoga practitioners from all over the world call Surinder Ji their main teacher. Surinder Singh is immensely popular in Russia through his teaching at Himalayan Yoga Academy.

In his classes at the Academy, Surinder Singh teaches general yoga practice, mass adjustment in a class setting, gives workshops on asana alignment and adjustment, and tunes his students into the "real yoga" – yoga of Compassion and Action.

Swami Prem Adeh

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 studied the "expanded consciousness" meditation.

Ten years later, he secluded in the Tien Shan mountains for a two years.

In 2001 reaches Samadhi (Satori).

In 2004 he became a disciple of Zen a member of the International Association of Zen (Association Zen Internationale). Receives a blessing to teach Zazen from Katya Koren Robel President Sôtô Zen Buddhist Association.

In 2005 moved to the foothills of the Himalayas, Rishikesh, where he began to teach meditation, Zen, while studying Iyengar Yoga.

In 1999, studying at the Deva Prashantam 600 hour massage course the Osho Divine Healing Arts (shiatsu and reflexology). Since then he constantly expand his knowledge and study different types of massage: Chi Nei Tsang (massage of internal organs), Thai massage, Practice HORA, acupressure, soft manual therapy .

In 2013 he founded "Himalayan Zen School" the school of massage and meditation at the Himalayan Yoga Academy in Rishikesh.

Swami Yogananda Maharaj Babaji

This 105-years-old yogi is by all means the best, most honored yoga teacher in Rishikesh, India. Swamiji practices Sukshma Vyayama yoga since the last 84 years. Swamiji gives daily classes still, despite his age. Swamiji lives on raw food and some pure cow milk once in a while. Swami Yogananda has 10 children none of whom survived him.

The 105 year old yogi from the Himalayas, Yoganada Baba is perfectly healthy and gives up to four yoga classes a day. He has been practicing yoga for more than 80 years. Swami-ji believes that this system helps him lead a full life in good physical shape and sound mind. Having all his teeth in place, possessing unique memory, eyesight, ear and extraordinary flexibility, Swami Yogananda is going to live to be 150 years old. Being an unusually progressive Baba, he is currently studying English language and the basics of computer literacy. He even has his own Facebook page.
Swamiji lives in Rishikesh. However, during spring and summer seasons he is off traveling around the world, giving workshops and seminars on yoga and healthy lifestyles. In his classes you will learn Sukshma Vyayama, the Himalayan yoga system that helps developing stamina, health and longevity. You can also purchase a record with his classes given in front of thousands of people in Delhi. Swami-ji is widely respected in Rishikesh. He receives a special pension from the Indian government in recognition of his merits as a Freedom Fighter.

Cheerful as a child, very kind and funny, he will not only teach you how to be strong and healthy, but will also sprinkle you with an immense amount of positiveness and tremendous buoyancy.

Yogacharya Ashish Kumar Sharma

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 insatiable longing for a deeper understanding of the practice of hatha yoga has led him to absorb the very essence of the classical hatha yoga. Ashish is a super-talented teacher and a gifted mentor. Practicing under his guidance gives you better control of your body and makes you stronger and more flexible. Your practice, however, only begins there. The power and pliancy of the mind work to develop a stronger will and enhance your intellectual facility, you begin to see the things earlier unseen.

Ashish Sharma has been practicing hatha yoga since 14 years under the guidance of numerous yoga teachers, yet he admits that his first and foremost teacher is his brother Pankaj Sharma, an internationally renowned yoga master. Ashish has been giving classes from 2007, and he has many students coming to Rishikesh every year to learn yoga exclusively from him. Ashish is, probably, one of the best yoga teachers in Rishikesh.

Ashish is teaching hatha yoga with special attention on body alignment and asana geometry. Having deep understanding of biomechanics of the body, he is excellent teacher to give basic comprehension of how body should work in each pose. Ashish pays special attention to people with spine and joint problems, he has very vast background in yoga therapy. Classes of Ashish have been proved essential in building overall understanding of body work for future yoga teachers. In every class, he gives true revelations on healthy engagements of muscles to avoid injuries and what you can do to optimize the effect. His classes are the best to go deeper into the body and gain control of the most subtlest and deepest muscles. That creates a state of very subtle concentration, without excessive effort, effects of which students feel long after the class has finished. Ashish possesses the blend of professional strictness with compassionate softness and good sense of humor, which makes his classes highly effective and energetically balanced.

Ashish Sharma is one of the few teachers of hatha yoga in Rishikesh who teaches the mastery of asana without much physical contact with the student. Ashish, like no other yoga master from the world’s yoga capital, understands what it takes to master asana. Ashish has practiced yoga since his early childhood and began teaching it in 2000.

Humble, modest and very competent in yoga asana, Ashish possesses all the qualities of a true teacher of yoga. Along with Sri Surinder Singh, Ashish is always named among the most popular teachers at the Himalayan Yoga Academy and Rishikesh, the world’s yoga capital.

Yogacharya Kamal Bhatt

Yogacharya Kamal was born in family with deep knowledge of Sanscrit and ancient texts, so study of Vedic and other ancient text was part of his yogic education since childhood. Kamal is absolutely the best shatkarma yoga teacher in Rishikesh, India.

In 2006, he attained 1 year training course in naturopathy at National Institute of Naturopathy (Department of Ayush Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India).

In 2007, Kamal attained bachelor degree in Physical education from Barkatullash university, Bhopal.

In 2010, he attained Master of Science in Yoga from Uttarakhand Sanskrit University in Haridwar.

In 2002, Kamal participated in all-India Inter-university Yogasana Championship held at North Gujarat University, Patan.

In 2008, he co-founded International Free Yoga and Music Festival that lasted till 2014.

Kamal is master of hatha yoga techniques, and particularly shatkarma section. He is one of the best teachers in Rishikesh to teach cleansing techniques as he is well proficient with the most complicated shatkarmas. He teaches yoga from traditional perspective and combines approaches of naturopathy and natural living.

In the world's capital of yoga, Kamal Ji is perhaps the real-est yogi of all. His humbleness and kindness, immense compassion towards all living beings and non-fading cheerfullness combined with routine yoga practice make him one of a kind, true living yogi.

Yogi Vishnu Panigrahi

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 Swami Rama and Swami Veda.

"Meditation is real medication," Yogi Vishnu believes.


All rooms are double rooms with two single beds or one double bed in a shared bedroom. Contact us if you need a private room. See room options below.

Food & Catering

Catering Options: 
Three meals a day


Regular cost: 
$ 1500
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Taxi service
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Free Wi-Fi
Free textbooks
Free organic bag
Free T-shirt
Free neti pot
Free tongue scraper
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Reviews by graduates

I attended Himilayan Yoga Academy from October to December in 2014. I chose this institution due to positive reviews that I found on the internet and because of its location in the infamous destination of Rishikesh, India. I can give nothing but further positive review for this wonderful group of professionals who have put together a program that so far exceeded my expectations, I can easily say that it reoriented the foundation of how I live.

The teachers and organizers of the program are trained, educated, spiritually in-tune people. They are full of life and give all of their efforts to following the tenants of yoga and living with awareness to the inter workings of the mind and the society around them. I met and came to respect numerous people as figures who could teach me many things I had never discovered about myself. Himalayan Yoga Academy is a place of humor and calm, study and meditation, relaxed and focused conversation. In my opinion, they have developed a perfect atmosphere for learning yoga.

The program itself is diverse in subject matter and well-organized. It is a complete foundation for teaching yoga.

The 200-hour certification I went through was actually 240 grueling (difficult yet rewarding) hours of classes, with primary focus on Hatha Yoga. Structural alignment is one of the most important classes in the program, teaching the ins and outs of how to align the muscles, bones, ligaments, and tendons in order to perfect each posture. Immensely helpful. Asana (asana practice with less focus on theory of alignment) classes with Yogacharya Ashish are also integral to the program, and they are also demanding in nature, with verbal and physical adjustments given throughout each session. Meditation is another key course and becomes part of day to day life. We were encouraged to meditate before meals, before sleep, as much as we could. And of course we were given an assortment of meditative techniques during meditation instruction, along with many lengthy stints of group meditation.

Two other primary subjects are Pranayama (science of breathing) with Pandeyji and Shatkarma (health practices of yogic lifestyle) with Kamal. Both of these subjects are wonderful and taught with expertise. We also had courses in teaching theory, philosophy, and anatomy.

The program also offered many elective courses such as Kundalini, Zazen meditation, Zen massage, and Acro Yoga. We had the chance to receive instruction from many masters. For instance, meditation class went through four well-known and respected masters.

Excursions on Sundays are delightful and the destinations are breathtaking. It is incredible to spend a full week studying diligently and then reach Sunday and know that the experience is going to be one of a kind. Cannot express how awesome Sundays are. Waterfalls, rafting, sacred caves, time with friends.

I can go on and on about Himalayan Yoga Academy. I still haven't mentioned how good the food is, the many concerts to attend for free, or the unique setting that is Swarg Ashram. You can research the city itself to find out why it has become the Yoga capital of India.

I'll end with saying that going to Himalayan Yoga Academy brought me into the most positive, inspiring friendships of my life. People from all different nations coming together to be dedicated to studying the eight limbs of Yoga. Every other student attending was kind, open, modest, and ready to learn. Journey of a lifetime...

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