This organization offers a variety of yoga and Ayurveda classes, but this is their latest course for teachers and includes instruction in the ancient yoga practices of Hatha yoga, ashtanga yoga, Ayurveda, meditation, philosophy, pranayama, and anatomy.
More information is available at https://jivayogaacademy.org/200-hour-yoga-teacher-training-in-india
Since the Yoga Alliance (USA) certifies this organization, individuals who successfully complete this new 26-day course will earn a lifelong certification from this authority to teach yoga worldwide.
Yoga is no longer only for the deeply spiritual. The two most popular reasons for beginning a yoga practice are to improve flexibility at 61% and to relieve stress at 56%. One in three Americans reports having tried yoga at least once, and 74% of U.S. yoga practitioners have been practicing for less than five years.
Estimates show that 300 million people currently practice yoga worldwide. The Yoga Alliance has registered over 100,000 yoga teachers, and the U.S. alone has over 6,000 yoga studios. At 72%, most yoga practitioners are female, but male yoga practitioners increased from 4 million in 2012 to 10 million in 2016.
This yoga course is appropriate for beginning practitioners and for those who are further along in their ability. Students will master how to help students perfect their yoga postures and will also improve their own techniques. They will learn how to plan and structure their classes and how to deal with injuries that might occur.
Jiva Yoga Academy conducts this course in Rishikesh, India, in the foothills of the Himalayas beside the holy Ganges River. Many consider this spiritual city to be the birthplace of yoga. It became famous to Westerners when the Beatles traveled there in the late 1960s to learn transcendental meditation.
Besides attending classes, students can take advantage of the activities offered in the area, including visiting the Beatles ashram/museum, whitewater rafting, trekking, Ayurvedic cooking, massage, visiting temples, and taking a dip in the holy Ganges River which is said to purify anyone who goes in.
For those who want to experience a yoga retreat but are not interested in becoming teachers, this organization offers a variety of classes, including a 13-day yoga detox retreat, which is meant for individuals who want to unwind from the demands of their daily lives and work toward inner balance.
Interested parties can find details at https://jivayogaacademy.org/yoga-detox-retreat
Jiva Yoga Academy
Jiva Yoga Academy
Tapovan, Rishikesh, India