What styles of yoga you teach?

We stick to traditional hatha yoga being the path to Raja Yoga based on Yoga Sutras by Patanjali, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Gheranda Samhita, Shiva Samhita and works of T. Krishnamacharya and B. K. S. Iyengar.

And, of course, the great Sukshma Vyayama Yoga as taught by the great Dhirendra Brahmacharya. In Himalayan Yoga Academy, the sukshma vyayama system is taught by the 105 years old yogi, Swami Yogananda Maharaj Babaji.

In our school, we put heavy emphasis on the ultimate goal of yoga which is chitta vritti nirodha according to Yoga Sutras. Keeping this goal in mind, one can practice whatever style of yoga he or she is more inclined to. We choose the 'middle way' of yoga practice which is hatha yoga.

Yoga is an ongoing experiment, we believe. Hence, we always incorporate other styles of yoga into our program in order to demonstrate the oneness of all the different practices. In our classes, you can normally find some elements from Iyengar yoga, some of Ashtanga Vinyasa, some of Kundalini yoga, some of Kriya yoga.

By saying 'yoga styles' here, we imply various ways to achieving the same goal which is self-realization, steadiness of mind, merging of the outer with the inner.

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Reviews by graduates

I had a wonderful experience in my 240-hr Yoga Teacher Training at HYA. I knew I wanted to study in India, and this program was recommended to me by my teacher in California and is known for being one of the most organized and holistic training programs in Rishikesh. The teaching staff is extremely qualified, including some of the top teachers in Rishikesh, and diverse, with some Russian, Western, and Indian instructors, which is definitely a benefit to a YTT. There is a strong focus is on structural alignment of the asanas and teaching practice, which was exactly what I was looking for, but also classes on pranayam, mindfulness, and meditation. Overall, my experience in this teacher training brought me closer to my true self, and HYA still holds a dear place in my heart.

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