Om Yoga Academy – About Us

About Om Yoga Academy

Welcome to Om yoga Academy, yoga alliance USA, 200 hour teacher training school. We provide 28 day, residential, intensive 200 hour Hatha Yoga teacher training certifications (YTTC). The holy river, Ganga and the majestic Himalayan mountains surround the school. The wonderful landscape therefore makes the perfect place for yoga teacher training. This holy place has been home to millions of yoga practitioners and spiritual seekers. Thus, making Rishikesh the yoga capital of the world.

The schedule includes asanas, pranayama, meditation, kriya, anatomy and philosophy. There are 2 asana (physical yoga poses) classes each day. Once the asana class is done, Pranayama and meditation follow in the evenings. The schedule also provides students the time to also develop an insight into Indian traditions, culture and heritage. We believe in a holistic approach to learning. Yoga is a lifestyle. The students are encouraged to develop an understanding of yoga beyond the asana practice. Yoga is more than just a physical practice. It is a way of life. Lastly, every Sunday is a rest day for the students.

 The Yoga School’s Vision

In our modern lives we have become too attached to external factors and material possessions. We have lost the connection to our inner self. Yoga is the path to rediscovering that relationship with yourself; learn to look for peace within, not from external sources. The sutras teach that the student must be disciplined on his path to spiritual peace, and not be led by his sensual pleasures and desires. These pleasures are only temporary and will never leave the seeker satisfied. The only way is in.

Yoga penetrates into every aspect of our daily routine.  Yoga means union; when the individual self (atman) unites with the universal soul (brahman). It is the responsibility of Om Yoga Academy to teach in a way that will affect its students spiritually and physically. It is important to be a transporter of yogic knowledge and practical techniques from the tradition of yoga. Yoga is “discipline, continuity, and consistency”, Yoga is not “On & Off”. One must stand on the mat everyday.

We want everyone of our students to leave Rishikesh with a strong spiritual practice that they can take with them for the rest of their lives. This is so they can all share this blessing with others as they become teachers.

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