About Om Yoga Academy
Welcome to Om yoga Academy, yoga alliance USA certified yoga school. We provide 7, 14 and 28 day, residential, intensive hatha yoga teacher training certifications (YTTC). The holy river, Ganga and the majestic Himalayan mountains surround the school. The wonderful landscape makes the perfect place for yoga teacher training. This holy place has been home to millions of yoga practitioners and spiritual seekers, 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. 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.
The Academy and Facilities
The facilities at Om Yoga Academy are exceptional. Cleanliness and maintaining a hygienic environment are top priorities. For foreigners coming in to India there is often fear associated around food poisoning and dust. As a result, Om Yoga Academy is committed to providing a safe and clean space for you to enjoy your Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, the world capital of Yoga.
Each room is equipped with a double bed and en-suite bathroom. The bathroom consists of a shower western toilet and sink. All the rooms have a cupboard with doors, so you can store away all your clothes and make yourself at home. There is nothing worse than living out of your backpack for 28 days with clothes all over the floor! There is a fan in each bedroom to keep you cool in the warmer months. WiFi is available all over the academy, and both the fan and the WiFi are connected to the external generator. So should the town lose power, you will be able to browse the web and still stay cool.
Students during the teacher training will receive three vegetarian meals per day. The food is cooked on the premise by our full time chef and is always fresh. We wash and prepare all of our food with safe filtered drinking water. The filter is replaced every two weeks to ensure the well being of the students. The meals follow the sattvic or yogi diet. This diet is designed to reduce fluctuations of the mind and body and so is neither too heavy nor too spicy. It is possible able to cater to all dietary requirements, as long as the staff is made aware beforehand and on arrival. The water filter system is also free to use by all of our students so they do not need to constantly buy bottled water. It is more convenient for our practitioners and it saves on plastic, which is always a good thing.
The Yoga Hall
On the top floor of our facility is the yoga hall. It is a tranquil and peaceful space. It provides the perfect settings for budding new teachers to learn the knowledge of the great yoga tradition. The hall is filled with props that include bolsters, chairs, straps, blankets and blocks. We also provide yoga mats, but we advise all of our students to bring their own. This is because it is important to continue to use the same mat and allow the transfer of energy to happen between the mat and the student. Obviously, if you share the academies mats, this relationship cannot form. The studio is also equipped with fans and air conditioning for those particularly hot days.
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