Himalayan Holistic Yoga

Himalayan Holistic Yoga Certified with Yoga Alliance USA offers 200 hour Vinyasa, Hatha, Kundalini & Ashtanga Yoga teacher training Course in Rishikesh, India.
Himalayan Holistic Yoga School Badrinath Road, Upper Tapovan,(Near Waterfall), Rishikesh-249201,INDIA 249201 Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
Phone: 08755551584
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Yoga Retreat

  • 5 Days Yoga & Meditation Retreat: $350 USD.
  • 10 Days Yoga & Meditation Retreat: $600 USD.
  • 14 Days Yoga & Meditation Retreat: $800 USD.

Scholorship Offer

  • 200 Hr Yoga Teacher Training Scholarships: USD $1000 (Shared)

Scholorship Eligibility

  • We have very limited seats and our groups are smaller hence we select only genuine seeker who has background of yoga and who would pledge to teach according to what he has been given including his /her personal experiences.
  • Additionally, we give preference to those applicants who meets the below criteria.
  • Have been practicing yoga for a minimum of one years.
  • Commit to 95% attendance.
  • Are able to involve in karma yoga (Selfless service) and various school activity voluntarily.
  • Send us an application at sachin.yoga@gmail.com stating the genuine reason for the eligibility which should showcase in their application (we request you to genuine and honest when writing about this) and explanation to strongly consider yourself suitable for a scholarship.
  • Accommodation with attached bath.
  • 3 vegetarian meals a day, 2-time tea.
  • 2 Ayurvedic massage, Shatkarma Kit (Cleansing techniques).
  • Yoga course material, Two yoga books, One note book.
  • Two outdoor tour on weekend *.
  • free wi-fi facility.

* condition apply depends on course schedule and structure.

You can apply through online and registered yourself by filling the registration. Once we receive the registration and on availability, we sent you confirmation email and you can secure your space we require a non-refundable deposit of 20 percent of total fee through online payment via credit card /PayPal that is used to reserve your spot, balance you can pay on arrival and before start of course/retreat. If you are using PayPal you can also pay at https://www.paypal.me/sachinyoga .

Our Curriculum is set on the international Yoga TTC Guideline conducted by Yoga Alliance and you can request for the course syllabus and email us at sachin.yoga@gmail.com.

Yoga doesn’t have an age barrier and we have seen people at the age of 50+ also has learnt the Yoga and made a success full yogic life. Actually, the Myth is yoga is taken more as physical exercise and activity whereas the fact is that Yoga is about spiritual elevation of someone who practices this holistic science for the self-realization.

Although it depends on individual and it’s a completely a personal choice however, if someone likes to learn in advance to our course, you can read up on these books:

  • Asana –Pranayama- Mudra- Bandha published by Bihar school Of Yoga.
  • Bhagavad Geeta.
  • Yog Sutra by Patanjali.

Our curriculum will have will consist of most important sections of Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha and Anatomy/Alignment,Kriya,Meditation and multi style of yoga asana.

Our Training is hectic six days a week with Sunday as free day and we understand that participants needs a break from regular class both physically and mentally, hence we take our participants along with our team on a day trip at nearby scenic beauty. As we are located at the foothills of Himalaya acknowledging with River Ganges and Rishikesh which is also known as world capital of yoga and is full of scenic beauty and landscape hence we take our groups to these place acknowledging with light outdoor yoga session which is mixed with exploring the place, fun and photography Note : Cost of these excursions are included in the tuition and comes as an additional bonus for attending our school however someone feels like relaxing and doing their own thing, then they are free for the day. Some time we may have extra assignment and home work in that way some time we postpone or reduce our two free days in to one.

Our regular Teacher training course of 200 ,300 and 500 hours have the curriculum of teaching methodology which will skill a trainee to conduct a class and at the end of each course. All our students have to clear each subject taught during tenure followed with either a written or oral examination.

To give you a brief overview of the core subject areas we cover in our classes:

  • Asana –Pranayama- Mudra- Bandha published by Bihar school Of Yoga
  • Mantras – We learn the significance of several important mantras, how to recite them, and how to employ them in our classes and daily practice.
  • Hatha Yoga – We practice and understand the major Hatha asana sequences.
  • Pranayama – We learn various breathing techniques and how they affect our ‘prana’, or vital energy.
  • Philosophy – We study the underlying theory of yoga, and we analyse two of yoga’s foundational texts: Bhagavad Geeta and Yoga Sutras.
  • Anatomy + Physiology – We study 5 of the major physiological systems and their relationship to yoga.
  • Yoga Therapy – We learn how to use pranayama, asanas, shatkarmas, and meditation to treat a wide array of psychosomatic problems. We also touch on some aspects of Ayurvedic medicine, although it isn’t a major focus of our course. 7) Vinyasa Yoga – We practice and understand the major Vinyasa asanas and series.
  • Meditation – We practice various meditation techniques and how to properly guide and practice meditating.
  • Shatkarmas – We learn and practice various introductory cleansing techniques.

The only prerequisite for our students is that they have an open mind and an appetite for learning and growth. Our teachers are wonderful at balancing varying skill levels – we have had students with no experience taking the course alongside students with more than a decade of experience.

In general, it isn’t absolutely required to prepare and study beforehand. However, if you’d like to learn more prior to our course, you can read up on these books:

  • Bhagavad Geeta.
  • Yog Sutra.
  • Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha.
  • We will study the most important sections of the Bhagavad Geeta and Yog Sutra, and the Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha book is a well-known overview of proper yoga practice and anatomy/alignment.

We accept 15 to 20 students in each course of YTT.

White colour clothes are recommended. Try to avoid black colour clothes. Modest dressing is highly recommended.

Every time you practice your asanas you generate energy that goes into the mat, for this reason we recommend that you bring your own mat.

In general, you can buy most things that you might need here for cheaper than in western countries. But to start you off with a list:

  • Enough clothes for a week (or two). Check the weather to determine what type of climate to prepare clothing for.
  • Any regular pair of shoes for walking around, shoes/sandals if you want to do any sort of water-related activities on our Sunday outings with the rest of the school and staff.
  • Standard toiletries, shower sandals, a towel.
  • Electronics (laptop, tablets, cameras) are fine – our hotel has a security camera system and a front desk, so your items are safe. Unless you want to unplug from electronics, we have free WIFI as well so you can stay up to date on social media and keep in touch with loved ones back home via Skype.
  • A backpack (meant for backpacking and hiking). While it’s not absolutely necessary if you want to save money, the ground in India isn’t always paved, so it’s not as friendly to luggage bags with wheels.
  • Sunscreen, bug repellent.
  • A headlamp or flashlight.
  • Any necessary medicine. Many people bring basic first-aid (band aids, antibacterial cream, etc). We also recommend bringing diarrhoea medicine in case you eat food in restaurants or accidentally drink unfiltered/tap water. All of our food and vegetables are washed and cooked with purified water, so you won’t have to worry about getting sick during your daily meals.
  • Feminine hygiene products, if necessary.

You'll have some breaks during your daily schedule. Sundays are free days as there is no classes, so you'll have time to discover.

No, all students are coming from different parts of the world, so English are most likely second language of them. The courses are easily understandable and teachers will help you in anything.

To become a certified yoga teacher, you must successfully complete a yoga teacher training course and show competence in your ability to teach a yoga class. Find out what the suggested minimum requirements for yoga teachers are at: www.yogaalliance.org.The yoga alliance page also lists training programs and yoga schools that meet their minimum standards.

You can also apply for e-visa which is valid for two months at https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/tvoa.html If your stay is longer than most common visa is a tourist Visa (lasts 6 months). The former rule that a period of 2 months must elapse after leaving India and before re-entering has been removed since November 2012.

Non-refundable tickets or reservations should not be purchased until all visas and passports are secured and in your possession. Although it has gotten better, the visa application process is notorious for not being on time.

If our course is the first activity that you are doing in India, you advise you to book your flights so that you arrive one or two days before the scheduled start date of the course, it will also give you some flexibility in travel time to arrive here. We have a short orientation session on day first before the course begins, and classes begin on the morning of the scheduled start date.

If our course is the first activity that you are doing in India, you advise you to book your flights so that you arrive one or two days before the scheduled start date of the course, it will also give you some flexibility in travel time to arrive here. We have a short orientation session on day first before the course begins, and classes begin on the morning of the scheduled start date.

  • Depends If you aren’t planning on exploring more of India, you should book your flight so that you leave one or two day after the scheduled end date of the course. Distance of our school from few famous nearby city.
  • New Delhi, 234 kms.
  • Dehra Dun, 45 kms.
  • Haridwar, 20 kms.

New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), is the nearest international Airport and then you can also fly into Dehradun airport (DED), It’s worth checking the price to see if it would be cheaper than flying from New Delhi to Dehradun or by train from New Delhi to Haridwar.

You should ideally take morning flight from New Delhi (DED) to Dehradun (DED) so that you can reach maximum by afternoon to Dehradun to enough time in hand, although it depends on your international flight and its connecting time and you can plan accordingly.

In general, from New Delhi to Dehradun is only 45 to 60-minute fly but again it depends from flight to flight.

We have tie up with local transporter and a private taxi for airport transfer from New Delhi airport to our School will roughly cost US$ 70. There’s a maximum of two students that can share a taxi, and you would split the total cost with the other student. Please inform with your flight airline number, arrival time to avail this paid facility. The drivers’ rates are generally stable, but they occasionally cost more depending on festivals and seasons.

From New Delhi airport to our school is tentative 235 Km and depending on highway traffic it takes in general six to seven hours drive time.

Upon receiving of booking amount you are entitled to switch your course dates and is valid for one year.

Switching of course is not applicable for scholarship program.

Yes, you can depend on availability! Price will be US$ 25 per day with all meals.

Our meals are unlimited and includes Tea.

Yes, we have internet Wi-Fi with enough bandwidth for video streaming and calls back home, although the internet/power providers are not stable and reliable some time and we have experienced a bad signal and won’t have internet for a few hours.

If there is condition you are coming for TTC and your friend or partner is coming along with you then we are fine with it if you want to share your room depending on availability and will be with additional cost.

Yes, we have outsourced laundry facility at additional cost.

  • Enough clothes for a week (or two) so that you don’t need to wash it and send it to laundry in a first week. You night clothes should have casual pajamas and tops which can also be comfortably worn while going for morning walks/nature walk or breakfast.
  • Any regular pair of shoes for walking around mainly sports shoe /sandals and chappals if you want to do any sort of water-related activities on our Sunday outings with the rest of the school and staff.
  • Standard toiletries, shower sandals and towel.
  • Electronics (laptop, tablets, iPad) don’t forget to take along the chargers or batteries of the electronic gadgets which are being carried and if they need specific plug to charge. Although most of them are available in Rishikesh local market.
  • A backpack (meant for backpacking and hiking and tracking). Although it’s not absolutely necessary if you want to save money, the ground in India isn’t always paved and smooth, so it’s not as friendly to luggage bags with wheels like western and European country.
  • A headlamp or flashlight and a small torch for an emergency.
  • Any necessary medicine prescribed your doctor. Many people bring basic first-aid (band aids, antibacterial cream, etc). We also recommend bringing diarrhoea medicine in case you eat food outside accidentally drink unfiltered/tap water. All of our food and vegetables are washed and cooked with purified water, so you won’t have to worry about getting sick during your daily meals.
  • Feminine hygiene products, if necessary. Please pack more sets of undergarments /socks as you may not be able to wash them regularly or get them washed while training Toiletries: Please keep all the basic items which you use as a matter of personal hygiene like – tooth paste, tooth brush, soap, shampoo, face wash, body lotion, shaving kit, deodorants, etc. And there are certain things which climate of area demands, like sunscreen lotions, or cold creams that should also be taken along accordingly Nail Cutter – In addition to cutting nails, the additional features of a nail cutter can be used for cutting fruits, opening seals or caps, etc. We have laundry facility and can be availed at nominal cost.
  • Spectacles or contact lenses - if one wears glasses or lenses then an alternate set should be kept as backup.

We don’t have any specific dress code in our school but you should choose yoga wear that hugs your body shape, and allows for easy movement and have a enough stretch for Asanas Practice, Indian culture doesn’t encourage the exposed and revealing dress and you should chose dress that covers your knees and shoulders.

You should not carry extra money during your stay as we provide food and accommodation and apart from your daily schedule. We also recommend you to obtaining an ATM card that doesn’t charge / reimburses international fees. For international traveller the most convenient way is to carry ATM card which has transaction limit of about $100-150 USD per day. Please also check your bank for the transaction charge of every time you withdraw money outside from your country from ATM machine.

We have plenty of mats for you to borrow and we will recommend you not to carry to avoid extra luggage.

Our School is located in the Indian state Uttarakhand at Rishikesh which is also called World capital of Yoga and this place has a spiritual connection as per Hindu mythology as every year millions of pilgrims visit this land for various holy rituals across the globe. One of the greatest reasons is the Holy river Great Ganges flow through this state and among pilgrim the significance of this river is highest and also worshipped as Mother Ganges. Every year many yoga and spiritual enthusiast visit this city across the world and is considerably safest place if you are lone traveller or even a solo female traveller. Our Indian culture is based on the rule of ATITHI DEVO BHAW which means Guest are the form of GOD. The local people here are very welcoming and friendly and used to of multi-culturalpeople, and full of innocence as compare to Indian metro city crowd. This mystic land is a surely nice and safe place for everyone and we look for the unforgettable moment for those enthusiasts who come looks India as a land of mythology, spirituality and human relation and cultural value.

We recommend not to drink water that comes straight out of a faucet. Showering is fine (as long as you don’t gulp mouthfuls of the water). You should check if local restaurants/cafes use filtered water for their ice and drinks if you are eating or drinking outside from our school. We prepare our meals in filtered and purified water and we provide filtered water bottle.