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Yoga Teacher Training in India - Week One

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Yoga teacher training in India at yoga school Rishikesh Yog Peeth - RYS 200, 500.

I arrived in Rishikesh seven days ago to join the 300 hour hatha yoga teacher training in India. I came here with a purpose of self-healing and to deepen my yoga practice and knowledge. I did not expect that I was about to meet so many amazing new friends. I have never been surrounded by so many beautiful souls. The people who work here and all the students here are absolutely lovely. Being in the yoga capital of the world on the Ganges River at the foothills of the Himalayas is truly magical. I feel right at home here and can sense a genuine, loving and open vibe from everyone I meet.


We start the day bright and early with morning tea and sinus cleansing using a neti pot, which can feel awkward the first time but it really cleans out your sinuses so you can breathe! After cleansing our sinuses we go up for morning practical, then breakfast with a lot of fresh fruit followed by theory class.

In theory cl…

Attributes of an Accomplished Yoga Teacher

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Yoga teacher training and instructor courses in India at yoga school Rishikesh Yog Peeth - RYS 200, 500. A good yoga teacher is one who has acquired a good training and is a certified teacher as that is the minimum qualification required to begin teaching. The teacher needs to be familiar with all aspects of yoga in order to answer any questions that a student could ask. Along with parting instructions a good teacher will grow their own personal practice and enhance knowledge on a continuous basis.
Just like the teacher is an individual a yoga teacher must realize that each student is an individual, with individual needs and a body that may not be able to cope up in a collective teaching environment and would need some individual attention. Any teacher who can understand the needs of each of their students by merely studying the body is definitely accomplished. A teacher must understand anatomy so thoroughly that they know exactly what effect the moves are having on the muscles, bon…