Rishikesh, India is the place where students can go to train and become a certified Siddhi Yoga teacher. Rishikesh is
known as the yoga capital of the world, and it’s located in the foothills of the Himalayas near the holy river Ganga. During the training, students will stay at the Hotel Moksha which is located in peaceful surroundings, yet only a short walking distance from the main city and market place. All of the rooms have a bathroom and air conditioning, and the students will spend most of their time training in the spacious and air conditioned yoga hall.
Siddhi Yoga is a registered school for yoga in India, and all courses are accredited by the US based Yoga Alliance, a third party non-profit organization that Siddhi Yoga uses to make sure they meet international quality standards. Students will spend an entire month totally immersed in yoga where they will be taught by the top instructors in the industry who will teach them how to conduct yoga classes, live the yoga lifestyle, and enjoy nature while being inspired by other trainees. At the end of the month long stay, the student will be credited with 200 hours of yoga teacher training and receive a Siddhi Yoga certificate which will qualify them for a Yoga Alliance certification.
Students will learn how to use yoga as a therapeutic and healing practice by using artistic and scientific aspects of Vinyasa yoga that can be used as part of a daily lifestyle. Students will be shown how to overcome injuries and other physical issues in a yoga class, and they will learn different aspects of the human body through anatomy and physiology classes. Students will also learn, perform and teach all of the traditional Hatha Yoga asanas including relaxation asana, meditative and seated asana, standing asana, forward and back bending asana. A typical day may consist of asana practice, yoga philosophy, anatomy and physiology, teaching methodology, therapeutic hatha, and evening meditation and breathing.
The first month long class starts in April, and each month will have a class through to November with the number of seats limited to 25. Yoga teacher training in Rishikesh costs vary as there are several discounts available ranging from $500 to $860 which is based on when the class is booked and confirmed. The price includes the tuition fee, accommodations, three meals Monday – Friday and Saturday breakfast, airport pickup, and a Yoga manual, mat, bag, and two t-shirts.
Interested pupils can fill out an application form at Siddhiyoga.com.