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Yoga Teacher Training in India - Week 3

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After three weeks of intense yoga teacher training things came up for me literally and metaphorically. I feel that I have grown more in this week than I thought possible. I got sick and for anyone traveling anywhere in India, I recommend taking a probiotic, oil of oregano and a wellness formula daily. Emotions come up while traveling in India and it truly is a beautiful healing process. If we don’t ever look at any of the old energy we are holding onto we can’t heal it. I will be the first to admit that it does not always feel good to look at your old beliefs and emotions. But the journey to enlightenment is all about shining light on old beliefs that no longer work, as hard as it may feel at times, so I am truly grateful for this experience. Deep healing was the intention that I set for this training; and you know what they say, ask and you shall receive.

The weather cooled off and it began to rain this week and I feel that the plants are happy; it is lush and green here. Between a…

Yoga As Therapy

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If you would like to use yoga as a therapy or as an alternative medical treatment then you will have to learn yoga differently than what is offered in a general yoga class. You would probably like to target a particular medical condition like cancer. For this you will require a personalized yoga program and a yoga teacher who is not only trained with good anatomical knowledge but who has experience in conducting yoga classes for someone with your kind of condition.

Yoga Chikitsa or yoga treatment uses natural methods including Ayurveda to treat medical conditions. Yoga therapy is mostly used as a preventative method but is now being used along with other modern medical interventions as a curative measure too. Traditionally yoga is a practice that leads to spiritual awareness and yoga was used to ensure that the body remained in good health so deep meditation, which required being in one position for long periods of time, would not have a negative effect on the body. Today yoga is be…

Importance of Breath in Yoga

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Yoga is being seen more and more as a means of merely exercising the body and keeping it slim. Breathing which is the most important aspect of traditional yoga like hatha yoga is being overlooked. Without breathing in the correct way when undergoing yoga asanas the benefits of the asana will only be superficial. Breath is the vital force that energizes the body. It helps to harmonise the body, mind and spirit and when all three aspects are in harmony then healing and immunity will ensue naturally. Somehow we have forgotten how to breathe in a deep and beneficial way through the belly. We all breathe in a shallow way and through the chest. This does not bring oxygenated breath to the lungs fully and so does not circulate in the body with energy.
Besides the physical benefits, breath is the source that can take us to through that space where peace is supreme and this can only be achieved through the correct method of breathing which makes us aware of our internal selves. While doing y…

Beautiful You With Yoga

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Yoga is one science that touches upon everything in your life to make it worthwhile. Yoga not only makes the body physically beautiful through yoga practice but also makes the mind and soul beautiful as it helps to focus on the inner you.It removes negative forces like anger, ego, jealousy and anything else that makes you lose equilibrium and instead fills you with positivity.A positive mind is calm and the calmness that comes from within you will reflect on your face too giving it the glow of inner beauty.

Beautiful You With Yoga Daily practice of yoga keeps you physically fit, flexible and graceful. No flab protrudes in an ugly fashion and the best part is that it is a permanent beauty solution that no cosmetic surgery can duplicate. Yoga’s holistic approach reduces stress, it helps you accept yourself as you are and even makes you feel good about who you are and in this way makes you a happier person. Happiness is something that can easily set off the aging process.

While one does…

Yoga in Rishikesh

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The picturesque town of Rishikesh has some of the best yoga schools in India. The reason for this, simply put, is that the lower Himalayas form a soothing backdrop that augments the practice of yoga on the banks of the Ganges River. This spiritual town offers the right atmosphere for it inspires yoga enthusiasts to immerse themselves in spiritual quest and meditation like many of the great Yoga Masters who have found this town to be conducive to yoga practice.
Yoga is a vast field and does not just involve removing toxins from the body but much more. Before you apply for yoga teachers training you must understand that yoga is a science that has evolved over hundreds of years and so it cannot be mastered in a day. Learning asanas could be easy but purifying energy through breath control and conquering the wandering mind need dedicated daily practice. So when you think of coming to Rishikesh, India for Yoga teacher training you need to understand well why you are here. Are you here ju…

Yoga Teacher Training Retreats Rishikesh

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Yoga teacher training retreats in India registered with Yoga Alliance and conducted at yoga school Samatva Yogalaya - Rishikesh.

Can you imagine learning yoga and enjoying a holiday at a destination you may have never visited earlier? Yoga teacher training retreats in India now offer packages for those who want to advance their already learnt yoga skills. The retreats also cater for the new learner who wants to understand what traditional yoga is all about. A yoga retreat in Rishikesh will help you to relax and regain strength and vitality in peaceful surroundings. Yoga Teacher Training Retreats Yoga retreat packages offered by Samatva Yogalaya - Rishikesh are all inclusive as they provide accommodation, food, yoga learning. On weekends you get to see the local sights, go on treks in the beautiful mountains or do white water rafting on the holy Ganges River. The package includes a free ayurvedic massage so you feel really pampered and relaxed. A yoga retreat is the ideal yoga vacatio…

Yoga Alliance Certification in Rishikesh

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Yoga Alliance Certification in India: RYT 200 and RYT 500 yoga teacher training certifications from registered yoga school Samatva Yogalaya - Rishikesh.

What is the difference between Yoga Alliance Certification and Yoga Alliance Registration
 Yoga Alliance is an organization in USA that expects registered yoga schools to follow minimum standards and for these schools to provide certificates to trained yoga teachers. This organization is involved in yoga outreach programs worldwide. It lays down the specifications for yoga schools that want to qualify for registration. It also encourages yoga teachers to partake in ongoing education. Yoga Alliance, USA recognizes the various styles of yoga that are practiced and taught internationally as it wants to enrich the yoga community. Yoga Alliance Certification in India
Some yoga schools say they are certified or approved by Yoga Alliance. However, if you are a prospective yoga teacher you need to understand that this statement may not be w…

500-Hour Yoga Teacher Training India

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500-hour residential hatha yoga teacher training in India registered with Yoga Alliance  (RYT 500) at yoga school Samatva Yogalaya, Rishikesh.

If you desire to be a professional yoga teacher then you need to hone your skills in a way that enables you to give your best to your students. As the first step in your yoga teaching career you must have already taken the 200 hours (level 1) yoga teacher training. Now you need to train an additional 300 hours to make you eligible for the RYT 500 designation. Once you have completed this advanced training and effectively incorporated it into your practice you can begin teaching yoga. The next step for you would be to complete 100 hours of teaching practice and only after that can you apply for registration with Yoga Alliance. If they accept your application you will be registered as RYT 500.
500-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in India The 500 hour yoga teacher training program will allow you to deepen your practice in asanas and also prepare you in…

200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training India

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200-hour residential hatha yoga teacher training and certification programs in India registered with Yoga Alliance at yoga school Samatva Yogalaya - Rishikesh.

200-hour yoga teacher training is a foundation course that has been designed on the guidelines given by Yoga Alliance, USA. Once you complete your training at a Yoga Alliance registered yoga school and receive your certificate you can register with Yoga Alliance as RYT 200.

200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training India With the 200 hour training under your belt you are now qualified to take your yoga studies to the next level and go in for the 500-hour yoga teacher training. The 200-hour training will familiarize you with yogic traditions so that your foundation is strong and allows you to build on the initial learning. The 200-hour training will systematically take you through yogic philosophy, anatomy with basic ayurveda, asana practice, meditation, breath control and cleansing techniques that are essential for you to know as a beginni…

Meditation Courses in Rishikesh

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Affordable yoga & meditation courses and retreats by Starlim India at Mahatma Yoga Ashram, Rishikesh - US$ 350 per week.


Meditation, as one of the principles of yoga relieves illness and helps to grow spiritually. Impurities of the mind are removed with regular meditation and it is through meditation that a yogi attains the ultimate truth; that is self realization. Those who have practiced meditation know all about making the mind still and finding their true self. But for those who wish to know how to become conscious of their inner most self then a course in yoga and meditation can help you.
Mahatma Yoga Ashram is a yoga school in Rishikesh, India that is registered with Yoga Alliance USA. Besides running the 200, 300 and 500 hours yoga teacher training courses in India in collaboration with Samatva Yogalaya, the school also runs yoga retreats and meditation courses separately. The aim of these short courses is to familiarize you with yoga so that it helps you to have a better…

Hatha Yoga Teacher Training India

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People from all over the world come to Rishikesh to learn yoga and why not; for Rishikesh is steeped in spirituality that pervades the entire atmosphere of this peaceful town. It is also the place where the spiritual Masters have developed yoga to help people bring equilibrium into their lives.
Samatva Yogalaya, Rishikesh is a Yoga Alliance registered school that runs yoga teacher training courses, yoga retreats and meditation courses in India throughout the year. People from all over the world come here to learn yoga in the traditional hatha yoga (hatha yoga in iyengar style and hatha yoga in ashtanga style). Hatha yoga is a system of purification that is required for practitioners for higher levels of meditation. In the west it is most often understood only in its physical aspect as yoga that will lead to physical fitness and health. However, hatha yoga also embodies meditation and spiritual practices that are not religious in nature. 


Hatha Yoga Teacher Training IndiaThe 200, 300 and…