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.