Why Vinyasa Yoga School?

Find out what makes our yoga teacher training one of the most unique and distinctive experiences in the world

How do we compare to schools around the world?

  • Accommodation
  • Food
  • Duration of Training
  • Cultural Experience
  • Sunday Excursions
  • Tuition Proceeds
Vinyasa Yoga School
  • Accommodation
    Private room and bath, included in tuition
  • Food
    3 vegetarian meals per day, included in tuition
  • Duration of 200hr YTT
    1 month
  • Cultural Experience
    Located in heart of the world’s capital of Yoga
  • Sunday Excursions
    Yes, all expenses paid
  • Tuition Proceeds
    A portion of proceeds helps fund Vinyasa Yoga Foundation’s humanitarian projects in Rishikesh
Similar Schools in India
  • Accommodation
    Private, shared room, or dormitory, cost not always included in tuition
  • Food
    3 vegetarian meals per day, cost not always included in tuition
  • Duration of 200hr YTT
    30-45 days
  • Cultural Experience
    Varies
  • Sunday Excursions
    Not included
  • Tuition Proceeds
    Goes towards school/company
Western schools
  • Accommodation
    Not included
  • Food
    Not included
  • Duration of 200hr YTT
    1-6 months
  • Cultural Experience
    Varies, typically local yoga studio
  • Sunday Excursions
    Not included
  • Tuition Proceeds
    Goes towards school/company

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What makes our curriculum unique?

  • Forms of Yogasanas Taught
  • Fundamentals of Meditation
  • Fundamentals of Pranayama
  • Core Philosophy and Teachings of Yoga
  • Yoga Therapy
  • Anatomy, Physiology, and Applications
  • Sanskrit Mantras
  • Shat Karmas
Vinyasa Yoga School
  • Forms of Yogasanas Taught
    Vinyasa flow, Hatha Yoga
  • Fundamentals of Meditation
    Two meditation sessions per day, both practicing and leading classmates through various meditation techniques
  • Fundamentals of Pranayama
    Daily sessions, both practicing and leading classmates through principal breathing techniques
  • Core Philosophy and Teachings of Yoga
    Daily teachings on core principles from Bhagavad Geeta + Yog Sutras, leading mini-lectures on key aspects with classmates
  • Yoga Therapy + Treatment
    Daily therapy guidance, demonstrations, and practice with Yogic Therapy, Marma Therapy, Acupressure, and other techniques
  • Anatomy, Physiology, and Application to Yoga
    Daily lectures and demonstrations on key physiological systems and their applications to yoga, leading mini-lectures with classmates
  • Sanskrit Mantras
    Daily lecture and practice of 10 of yoga’s most important Sanskrit mantras and applications, and group chanting
  • Shat Karmas
    Weekly introductions to yogic purification practices
Similar Schools in India
  • Forms of Yogasanas Taught
    Typically a single of style of yoga
  • Fundamentals of Meditation
    Daily/weekly meditation practice
  • Fundamentals of Pranayama
    Daily/weekly pranayama practice
  • Core Philosophy and Teachings of Yoga
    Daily/weekly lectures
  • Yoga Therapy + Treatment
    Not always included in curriculum
  • Anatomy, Physiology, and Applications
    Daily/weekly lectures
  • Sanskrit Mantras
    Not always included in curriculum
  • Shat Karmas
    Not always included in curriculum
Western schools
  • Forms of Yogasanas Taught
    Typically a single of style of yoga
  • Fundamentals of Meditation
    Daily/weekly meditation practice, or one or two meditation workshops
  • Fundamentals of Pranayama
    Sometimes included in curriculum, or one or two pranayama workshops
  • Core Philosophy and Teachings of Yoga
    Daily/weekly lectures
  • Yoga Therapy + Treatment
    Usually not included in curriculum
  • Anatomy, Physiology, and Applications
    Daily/weekly lectures, anatomy workshops not always included in tuition
  • Sanskrit Mantras
    Usually not included in curriculum
  • Shat Karmas
    Usually not included in curriculum

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"I never imagined the deeper knowledge and understanding within yogic philosophy that we were taught beneath the bare surface of my previous experience with yoga exercise. What a truly enlightened experience it was. Rishikesh is the perfect place to fully immerse yourself in these teachings and lifestyle."

Allyson Goddard, Japan

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