Deepen your Foundation
Beyond the physical aspects of yoga, at Vinyasa Yoga School you will truly learn and live the philosophy, mentality, and spirituality underlying yoga.
Monday – Saturday
**Note class times and order may vary based on the different seasons in Rishikesh as well as based on alumni feedback
Mantra Chanting and Meditation
The word “mantra” can be understood by examining the Sanskrit roots “MAN” = mind, and “TRA” = liberation. Mantras are powerful sounds and words that are chanted repeatedly to awaken powerful energies within and progress into a state of meditation.
Shatkarma (“SHAT” = six, “KARMA” = action) is an ancient purification of the body yogic practices. There are 6 types of shatkarmas each which balance our masculine (ida) and feminine (pingla) energies, and rid our body of stagnant waste accumulated over decades of unhealthy living. In our yoga teacher training you will get an introduction to 3 of these ancient practices.
At Vinyasa Yoga School will learn the primary Hatha asanas (postures), the art of alignment, how to construct a class, as well as have several opportunities to teach. This is an important class because Hatha yoga is the foundation of all modern forms of yoga. Mastery of teaching Hatha will give you solid base to teach yoga to yogis of all backgrounds.
In this class you will learn various breathing techniques to influence the flow of prana throughout the body’s energy channels. You will also learn how to apply pranayama techniques that produce heat (such as Surya Bhedi) and cold (such as Sheetkari) as therapy for various psychosomatic ailments.
You will experience and learn various guided relaxations, yoga nidra, and other meditation techniques. You will also have several opportunities to lead your own meditations.
Lunch + Break
You will practice various Vinyasa flows, as well as learn the underyling theory behind the practice,the art of alignment, and how to construct a class. You will also have several opportunities to teach entire Vinyasa classes, along with constructive feedback from your teacher and classmates.
Restore + Explore
"I really enjoyed the intimate class size which allowed me to practice teaching multiple times and get great feedback from the teachers and other students which was huge for me. I learned far more than I ever expected about the history, philosophy and culture of yoga in India and am excited to pass along the knowledge to my future students."