Study Yoga in Rishikesh, India
Learning yoga in Rishikesh is a truly unique & life changing experience. Rishikesh has been the cradle of this ancient wisdom tradition for centuries. Many great saints and numerous practitioners have spent their lives practicing and developing this wonderful science of life in these very mountains. Yoga students feel a very palpable spiritual energy and grace when they spend time in practice here.
The benefits of studying yoga in Rishikesh are so many, but the foremost reason for coming here is perhaps that everyone is here for the same reason and you instantly share a passion in common. Normally when you encounter new people there may be something in common; you are from the same town, work in the same profession, have similar hobbies, kids-house-garden and all that… but for most people here; yoga is a passion and sharing a passion creates very strong bonds. Bonds that stretch across oceans, nations, cultures, religions, age, gender and sometimes last a lifetime… That is why there are so many tear-filled goodbyes at the end of each course at Rishikesh Yog Peeth. People connected through their hearts, through their passion for yoga, who have for six weeks been tied together in a web of wordless understanding, sharing their dreams and climbing the same ladder towards the desired diploma has reached the point of separation. It is painful. Leaving the yoga tribe, a temporary spiritual family of equal minded souls in one of the most spiritual places in the world... it is not easy.
But why should one choose Rishikesh Yog Peeth when there are so many schools available? That is of course up to each individual to answer, but for me (Jenny Wickman - RYT 200 :: Graduated in May 2012) personally it turned out to be a great choice. Rishikesh Yog Peeth offers a package concept of traditional style of yoga (asanas, pranayama, meditation, philosophy and physiology), nice accomodation, excellent food and available teachers all in one peaceful place. When I decided to become a certified yoga teacher it was important for me to get a proper, international yoga certification from a registered school (RYS 200 or 500) with dedicated teachers, offering 200-hour residential yoga teacher training. I had been to Rishikesh on a holiday two years before and it somehow felt destined to return to this little town for some life changing six weeks.