Student Life At Rishikul Yogshala
THE TRUE INDIAN YOGIC EXPERIENCE
Taking a trip to India can be a daunting experience, India is a hectic place, full of strange
noises, smells and animals so here at Rishikul Yogshala our teachers and staff are here to help you feel at home and welcome you to the family as you take your 200 hour
yoga teacher training.
If arriving in India for the first time our ‘Indian’ ways can be a culture shock, yet it is these experiences that make taking a teacher training course in India, the birthplace of yoga, even more memorable. You will soon immerse yourself in our culture and ways of living and be planning your return visit to continue your spiritual journey.
One thing we hear time and time again from all our graduating students is how much the course impacted on their lives, from the food they ate, the places they visited and the friends they made. Taking a 200 hour yoga teacher training with Rishikul Yogshala goes far beyond gaining a certificate; it is a life changing experience to cherish.
JOINING OUR FAMILY
Our fellow students truly become a family sharing their hearts, practice, and cultures. The setting, the spiritual town of Rishikesh, our staff and teachers will educate you on life in India. Just walk along the streets and a million sights will confront you to the Indian ways of life; a truly humbling experience. Interact with the local school children, the aunties as they go about their daily chores and local shop owners. We love our students who travel from all parts of the globe to share their cultures with us, creating feasts by cooking local dishes from their own countries for all to try. Just ask anything of our staff and management and by ‘Indian magic’ it will happen from booking buses, trains, taxis to obtaining a local SIM card. They can also help you with local etiquette and language and where to get the best chai! Your teachers will also become your mentors, available in and out of the classroom setting to assist with any questions or queries you may have, not only about the course but about life and travel in India.
You won't just leave Rishikul Yogshala with a yoga teaching train qualification you will leave with a heart full of memories created by the people that you meet. There will be up to 20 other yogis all on the same journey as you who will share the same experiences as you; the laughter and the tears. They will become lifelong friends creating a worldwide network of fellow yogis to support you on your future journey.
OUR HOME IS YOUR HOME
We want to make sure that your room is your sanctuary during your yoga teacher training; a place to rest and contemplate your day. We offer students comfortable basic rooms, each having a double or twin bed, seating area, a place to store your clothes and ensuite bathroom with hot and cold running water. You will remain cool with ceiling fan and protected against insects with mosquito nets on the windows. Wifi is also available throughout the building, so keeping in contact with loved ones back home is simple. You can either opt to share with another student or have your own room. Please ensure that you request which option you would prefer when booking.
A TASTE OF INDIA
During your stay three healthy meals will be lovingly prepared in a yogic way by our cooks. The food is always healthy and nutritious, based on traditional Indian techniques. To complement the food and encourage an Ayurvedic diet there is a good supply of herbal teas to quench your thirst and cleanse your soul. A good meal leads to a smooth functioning of the body and this is exactly what we want for our students at every step. Filtered water will be available for both the yoga hall and your rooms or can be bought very cheaply from the local shops.
SIGHTS, SKILLS AND RELAXATION
Each weeks schedule allows for one and a half days off. During this time the school will organise local excursions to sights of interest. We visit local Ashrams, temples and waterfalls. Meditate to a sunrise at the top of a nearby mountain or complete your sun salutation to the rising of the sun on the beach of the Ganga. Partake in the dusk time activity of a Ganga Aarti, a powerful and spiritual experience. Whilst in India we couldn't let you leave without taking home extra skills, this will include learning to cook healthy Ayurvedic dishes by our expert cooks. We have onsite Ayurvedic practitioners who will be able to advise you on the best treatment to have to improve your health according to the ancient art of Ayurvedic healing.