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Kaivalya Yoga School Rishikesh, India
Kaivalya Yoga School is a Yoga Alliance International registered yoga school in Rishikesh (India) offering fully residential, traditional Hatha yoga teacher training course. The course is focused on imparting quality & high standard education to aspiring Yoga students from all over the world. Kaivalya Yoga is located in Rishikesh, the yoga capital of the world. We strongly believe in the yogic traditions passed down since ancient times, and our teaching emphasizes practices like Mudras, Bandhas, Yoga Nidra, as well as many traditional Pranayama and Meditation techniques. Our purpose is to teach our students how to develop the proper harmony of their body, mind, and psyche (emotions) through the practice of asanas, pranayamas, and meditation. We are a dedicated yoga teaching team with more than 20 combined years of experience and expertise in traditional yoga for beginners and advanced students.
In recent years, even more yoga teacher training programs have popped up across Rishikesh, drawing in curious students from around the world. These students seek to deepen their yoga practice and fully understand this ancient art in its true form, learning yoga the way it has been taught over many millennia. Yet the abundance of training programs makes it difficult for students to know where they can find high quality teachers, and many schools have even started to treat their teacher training programs like yoga retreats.
Then why should you choose Kaivalya Yoga?
1. We cover all aspects of Yoga
We put the utmost importance on providing a quality teacher training experience for our students. Our goal is to make you a competent yoga teacher by giving you an understanding of all aspects of the ancient yoga traditions. You’ll learn the ancient techniques to purify and detoxify your body, understand your dietary needs with our individual Ayurvedic nutrition consultations, and adhere to a yoga lifestyle by following the rhythms of nature and waking up to start the day with 6am sun salutations. With this solid basis in yoga tradition, your body and mind will be better prepared for our rigorous daily practice of asanas (Hatha postures), Pranayamas (breathing techniques to control and calm your mind), and meditation.
2. Our course is practical Yoga, not theoretical
At Kaivalya Yoga, we strongly believe that yoga is not just theoretical knowledge, but rather practical wisdom. Everything we teach in our classes is shared in a simple manner that you can easily apply to your day to day life. Instead of simply lecturing, our teachers demonstrate how you can use yoga knowledge practically. You’ll have practice sessions every day in the presence of the teachers, so that all movements, alignements and other difficulties can be corrected immediately.
3. We preserve the tradition of Yoga
One of our principles is to continue the uninterrupted flow of thousands of years of Yoga traditions. In our teaching, we strongly abide by the classical vision of yoga clearly described in the great works on yoga: the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, and old scriptures of Hatha yoga – Gheranda Samhita, Shiv Samhita and Hatha Yoga Pradipika. Our deep commitment towards the great works of the past does not contradict with the modern approach to yoga. On the contrary, we highly honor modern authors, researchers, scholars, and masters like H.H.Swami Sivananda Saraswati and H.H.Swami Satyananda Saraswati who continue to further the understanding of traditional Hatha yoga. We even encourage our students to be creative in their practice of yoga as long as the correct understandings of its genuine goals are preserved.
4. Location: Rishikesh
It is well known that Rishikesh (India) holds the title of the world's yoga capital, and rightfully so. According to old scriptures, Rishikesh is the place to attain higher states of mind through Yoga. The home of many ancient and world renowned ashrams like Maharishi yoga ashram and Sivananda ashram, is none other than Rishikesh. Situated at the foothills of the Himalayas, with the Holy river Ganga flowing alongside sandy beaches, mystic waterfalls, ashrams, and Ganga aarti (fire ceremonies), Rishikesh is a serene and peaceful place. It is the perfect place to learn yoga and a place that many people will fall in love with.
5. Our yoga teachers come from different schools of yoga
Kaivalya Yoga is perhaps the only yoga school in Rishikesh, India to have so many diverse and highly-educated yoga teachers. Teachers in our school come from a variety of schools and ashrams like Morarji Desai National Institute of yoga, Divine Life Society, Bihar School of Yoga, Jayaram Ashram, Gurukul Kangdi, and Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidalaya. Through their experiences of living and studying in ashrams, they have gained their yoga knowledge directly from the best yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda teachers in India. Moreover, we are proud to have Masters who have developed their own style and methodologies in yoga and meditation as our honored teachers and guest lecturers.
6. You'll learn yoga combined with Ayurveda
We are the only teacher training school in Rishikesh to combine Ayurveda with yoga. We believe that without the correct understanding of your own body and its constitution, you simply cannot derive the best benefits of yoga. Therefore, we provide personalized Ayurveda consultations and dietary suggestions for each student in our teacher training course. These consultations will help you better understand your own body and let you achieve good health forever with the dual health benefits of yoga and Ayurveda.
7. In every course, we invite renowned yoga masters to share their knowledge
In India, you’ll find that there are a wealth of spiritual leaders and yoga gurus eager to guide students on the correct path of yoga. In our teacher training courses, we regularly invite these renowned yoga gurus and masters from various schools and ashrams as guest lecturers. By interacting and learning from these spiritual masters, our students can have different perspectives on yoga gain pearls of wisdom from the best sources.
At Kaivalya Yoga, we provide the highest quality yoga instruction, drawn from thousands of years of yoga traditions across the Indian subcontinent. We are committed to sharing the full meaning and purpose of yoga with our students, not limited to the practice of asanas, but also integrating essential, ancient yogic practices such as Shatkarmas, Pranayamas, Mudras, Bandhas and meditation. Through our internationally certified yoga teacher training, restorative yoga retreats, and our students develop the correct knowledge and methods to properly harmonize the mind, body, spirit, and psyche (emotions).