Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh
Why Ashtanga Vinyasa for your Teacher Training?

Ashtanga Vinyasa is a series of Flow Yoga postures devised by Shri Pattabhi Jois. This has gained popularity in the West due to the Emphasis on the Physical Form for further growth in the Yoga path.

Through intense focus on body movements synchronized with breath and internal heat generated, body purificationtakes place enabling one reach the higher states of Yoga.

This makes Ashtanga better suited over other forms of Yoga (like Hatha) as an option for short 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training programs.

(A)  Provides adequate learning in a short time
  • Ashtanga provides accelerated growth by focusing on posture flow and breathing patterns.
    Other forms (like Hatha) require considerable more time than just 4 weeks for you to feel confident in practicing & teaching, because they have many aspects which is just not possible to learn within 4 weeks.

(B)  Culturally better Suited for the Western profile
  • Ashtanga Vinyasa works by “building strength, improving flexibility, relieving stress, and thereby creating a general state of calmness, well-being and ease." This is culturally better suited to teaching Westerners with their emphasis on physical capacities. Other forms (like Hatha) use esoteric and assorted practices to achieve this, such as internal body cleansing which can be strange & difficult for many.

(C)  Allows for sufficient time for Self-Development
  • In the Ashtanga based TTC, you will improve your SELF practice simultaneously as you ‘learn to teach’.
    In other forms (like Hatha) you may feel frustrated as much of your time will revolve around touching upon concepts & spiritual philosophies that your self practice and capacity to teach Postures (Asanas) may suffer.

In the end, the style depends upon personal disposition and preference. BUT given the time involved in Yoga Teacher Training Programs (typically 4 to 6 weeks), it might be wiser to choose a program which leaves you fulfilled upon completion.

To read more on the differences between a Ashtanga Vinyasa or a Hatha based program, click here

Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Ashtanga Yoga

Why Rishikesh?

Rishikesh is a town 'overladen with positive vibrations' due to the cumulative striving of spiritual growth among visitors and sincere yoga aspirants who flock to this spiritual town from all over the world.

Such is the spiritual energy of this place that there would hardly be a Master of Yoga since history who has not spent considerable time in this Himalayan town nestled along the river Ganges.

Rishikesh, dotted with Ashrams & pilgrims and surrounded by pure nature – the Himalayas and the Ganges makes for an ideal seat of Yoga learning.

Ajarya ensures that you are located in the midst of this spiritual ambience, with your boarding and lodging needs taken care of during the length of your course.

To read more on Rishikesh and your accommodations, click here

This unique combination of an Ashtanga Vinyasa based Teacher Training Program in Rishikesh, is provided to you only by Ajarya.

We welcome you to be a part of this learning.

01 Sep 2014 To 28 Sep 2014 US$ 1450
06 Oct 2014 To 02 Nov 2014 US$ 1450
10 Nov 2014 To 07 Dec 2014 US$ 1450
02 Feb 2015 To 01 Mar 2015 US$ 1450
09 Mar 2015 To 05 Apr 2015 US$ 1450
* Early Bird Discount Available Yoga Teacher Training Dates
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  • I chose to study at Ajarya because they looked professional on the website. I was pleasantly surprised to find they were not only professional, but also knowledgeable, friendly, open and fun. I would highly recommend the Ajarya Yoga Academy to anyone with an interest in Yoga.

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  • Thank you for a great time and a great education. I really felt taken care of through the whole program, everything from first contact to accommodation to teaching, to free time (such as visiting sights, going to the doctor and getting a surprise party for my birthday) really was well arranged and high quality.

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