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Frequently Asked Questions - Hari Om Yoga Vidya School

Yoga School in Rishikesh

Can a beginner become a yoga teacher?

Yes, absolutely. You do not need to be a 500 hour yoga TTC trained expert to become a best yoga teacher in rishikesh. Moreover, you do not need to do headstands and Hanuman Asana, to be considered competent. You will be amazed to know that many people go for yoga teacher training at first, to deepen their knowledge. Amongst the beginner level learners, many get ample time to practice and perfect their yoga poses. The 200 hour yoga TTC is the perfect stepping stone for you to embrace the idea of teaching. You can always take up a job as assistant yoga teacher, after completing the training.

How can I become a yoga teacher in Rishikesh?

You can become a yoga teacher in Rishikesh very easily, if you learn from one of the renowned yoga schools there. The best schools are certified by Yoga Alliance. It is one of the best qualifications that you can flaunt. After having completed the yoga course, you will be in a position to teach as an intern or assistant, at the very same school where you did yoga TTC. Apart from that, once you get sufficient experience as an assistant, you can look for independent teaching jobs. Yoga is a culture in Rishikesh. Wherever you look, you will find some teaching opportunity or the other.

Is it worth registering with Yoga Alliance?

This is one of the most common questions that students ask. However, it is not a mandate to be exact. It is a voluntary decision for any yoga school, to register or not. Yoga Alliance is basically a private and non-profit organization, created sometime in 1999-2000. It mainly acts as a standard for yoga education. The organization has a set criterion that schools registered under it, need to follow. After completing a Yoga Alliance course, you can apply for the Registered Yoga Teacher training certification. Moreover, it offers a global platform to the students that helps in attending courses and workshops, almost free of cost.

What is Yoga Alliance certification?

To be exact, Yoga Alliance does not certify. It gives an accreditation. A school which has received the accreditation can be called a Registered Yoga School. A Yoga Alliance certification lays down a few guidelines that the registered school needs to follow. Amongst the guidelines, the first thing which acts as a prerequisite is the pre-defined syllabus. Additionally, trained and registered yoga teachers will teach the students. The main focus is on the depth of training. The accreditation mainly lays down the rules that one must follow. So, it essentially maintains unity.

Hatha yoga hard?

Hatha Yoga is very easy, to be exact. Any beginner level student can learn Hatha Yoga. It is a static yoga style. So, if you are looking for more flexibility, balance, and stability, then you have to go for Hatha Yoga. Most classes last from 45 minutes to 90 minutes. So, the classes can be a bit mentally and physically exhausting. You will be amazed to know that Hatha Yoga is the most commonly practiced yoga style across the western world. Being a slower form of yoga, you get more time to focus on your breathing patterns and focus. So, it mainly prepares you for higher forms.

What kind of yoga will I learn and what are the subjects?

Some of the most popular types of yoga practiced in India, or more specifically Rishikesh are Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, and Kundalini Yoga. Apart from these, you can also do short-term need-based sessions on yoga. During the yoga ttc, you will learn about yoga asanas, Pranayama, meditation, mudras, bandhas, kriyas, and many other aspects. Apart from the practical, you will also be able to learn about the basis of yoga, i.e., the theoretical aspects. The yoga anatomy, yoga physiology, philosophy, and Patanjali Sage’s yoga sutras are essential subjects included in the course. You will get comprehensive learning at a yoga school in Rishikesh.

Is India safe to travel?

Yoga tourism is quite popular, especially in places like Rishikesh. It is also called ‘the Yoga Capital of the World’. You will be amazed to know that India is one of the safest countries for travellers. In fact, many foreigners call it home. Tourism is an important industry for the development of the youth in India. So, guests from abroad are taken care of, extremely well. You can safely travel in India, for months on end. But just like any other place in the world, you should always be a bit vigilant. Do not go far away from the ashram, after sundown, without a guide from the ashram. Additionally, you should not flaunt your riches publicly. That should be good to go.

Which is the best yoga teacher training course in Rishikesh?

You can embark upon a career in yoga, with the help of the 200 hour yoga TTC. It is your stepping stone into the realm of yoga and teaching. If you are a beginner, with no prior knowledge of yoga, you can start with Hatha Yoga. If you have already practised before, you should enrol for multi-style yoga or Ashtanga-Vinyasa flow. The best TTC happens at Rishikesh Yoga. It is an accredited school. So, you will learn the subject, from a global point of view. The expert guidance will make it a great journey towards the attainment of higher consciousness. So, you can get the best training in Rishikesh.

Do I need health insurance?

Yes, all students must have health insurance of their preferences. However, it is vital to consider that the insurance must

  • Cover all unexpected medical expenses, including Covid – 19 expenses.
  • Extra travel benefits like trip interruption, lost checked luggage, and travel delays.

Are borders in India now open?

Yes, the border has been open since 15th November 2021. The Government of India has given an order to allow all international flights and provide tourists visas for all commercial flights.

Do I require a visa for India?

Yes, for less than 60 days, you can request an online visa by visiting the page https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/ This application process takes less than one week, suitable for all programs. However, there is no provision for a visa on arrival; therefore, you should remain careful and request in advance. If you have plans to stay more than 60 days, you must ask for a visa to your nearest embassy.

What type of Yoga will you teach?

If you ask about postures or asanas, we emphasize traditional Hatha Yoga and Vinyasa flow yoga. But as Yoga is something more than just only postures, we teach you all aspects of yoga-like ethics, niyam, asana, pranayama, pratyahara, dhyana, and many more.

Is India safe?

Yes. Hari Om Yoga Vidya School is located in Rishikesh, India, a very safe and peaceful place. So you do not have to worry about your security. But if you have any plan to visit other sites, you need to follow the company with whom you are staying and all other advice and preventive measures.

Are there any arrangements for an airport pick up?

Yes, we will make arrangements to pick you up from the airport. Generally, students arrive at New Delhi or Dehradun airport. However, if you want a pick-up, then let us know.

What all should I bring?

While in Rishikesh, there is no dress code. Just bring your comfortable clothes for practicing Yoga. In our school, we will provide yoga mats and all other equipment. Also, you will require clothes that will cover your shoulders and some long pants for visiting some temples.

What experience do I need in Yoga?

Everybody can join any course without any experience. Practicing is important.

In which language do you offer a course?

We teach in English only, although some explanations we can give in Hindi.

How is the weather there in Rishikesh?

In Rishikesh, there are three different seasons:

  • Summer: From March to June, it is the summer season in Rishikesh. June is the hottest month, with temperatures rising to 35 degrees centigrade.
  • Winter: From October to February, it is the winter season in Rishikesh. January is the coldest month.
  • Monsoon: From July to September, it is a monsoon where the average temperature is between 16 to 26 degrees centigrade. Rainfall is moderate, and humidity is high.

Are there any other activities that we can do?

Rishikesh is famous for its natural beauty as well as spiritual vitality. You will get free time for various adventures like bungee jumping, hiking, etc. You can also visit several spiritual places.

What all are included in the price that we pay?

The price includes yoga lessons as per the schedule of every program, study material, yoga utilities, completion certificate, and accommodation.

What is not included?

Transportation from the airport to school, personal expenses, flight charges, and extra school activities.

Can I teach Yoga after completion of the course?

After 2 weeks or 4 weeks of the course, you will get a certificate of completion from Yoga Alliance. After that, if you have some experience, you can become a best yoga teacher, and if not, it is recommended to keep practicing until you get that confidence for teaching.

How will I arrive at the school?

  • By flight: The nearest international airport is New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport. Suppose you select to continue through the air, domestic flights to nearby Dehradun Airport by fligh Indigo, Spice Jet, and Vistara.
  • By Bus: Bus to Rishikesh leave from New Delhi from Kashmiri Gate National Bus Stand.
  • Taxi: Taxi is always available from Delhi to Rishikesh, which takes around 5 – 6 hours.
  • By Train: The best option is to reach Haridwar train station, 45 minutes away from Rishikesh. From Delhi, it takes 5 – 8 hours by train based on train.

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Yoga Teacher Training IN Rishikesh

At Hari Om Yoga Vidya School, you will learn all about traditional yoga practices from a highly experienced and well-renowned team of yoga teachers in Rishikesh. Get guidance from teachers who have achieved high proficiency in Yoga. They are all highly skilled and possess yoga alliance credentials of ERYT 200 and 500.

Yoga Teacher Pramod Sahoo

Yogi Pramod Sahoo

Pramod (ERYT500) was born in a spiritual family in 1973 in Odisha. From early childhood, he began his life full of devotion. As a result, he spent most of his time practicing meditation, attending temples, and learning Yoga Traditions. As part of his dedication to yoga, he spent 7 years living in an Ashram, learning Yoga and Meditation according to the Ancient Himalayan Tradition. With such experience, he has taught Yoga in different schools and places around the world such as Mumbai, Rishikesh, New Delhi, Italy, Austria, and Germany. He believes in a world where each individual is at peace and living cheerfully. That is why he created Hari Om Yoga Vidya School.

Head Teacher & Director

Yoga Teacher Kushal Bisht

Kushal Bisht

Live in Rishikesh, studied Masters in yoga from Uttarakhand Sanskrit University, Haridwar. ERYT 200 & ERYT 300 from Yoga Alliance, U.S. With his guru ji organized various yoga camps around Rishikesh and near by places serving society through the teachings of yoga. During Masters he also got the chance to serve a unit of Indian Army in Raiwala Cantt. spreading the divine science of yoga for physical and mental stress relief.

Yoga Philosophy

Yoga Teacher Abhishek Negi

Yogi Abhishek Negi

Greetings! Abhishek Negi is a dedicated Yoga practitioner since 2014. His journey began with self-practice, and along the way, he had the privilege to study and train under influential yoga teachers in Rishikesh. During his time there, he also had the honor of assisting renowned teachers in their classes. For the past five years, Abhishek has been actively involved in teaching "Teacher Training Programmes" with esteemed institutions such as Rishikul Yogshala and Rishikesh Yoga Association, among others. His teaching expertise encompasses Astanga Vinyasa, Pranayama, Restorative classes, Hatha Yoga, and Adjustment and Alignment. He is a certified instructor, having mastered both the Primary and Secondary series in Astanga Vinyasa. Abhishek's teaching approach has evolved over the years, emphasizing innovation and a deep understanding of alignment and body limitations. The goal is to help each individual achieve their yoga practice effectively and safely. Join Abhishek on this transformative yoga journey!

Ashtanga Vinayasa Advance

Yoga Teacher Rohit Singh

Yogi Rohit Singh Rana

Rohit was born in Rishikesh where he studied the Yoga sciences in two different universities. He has been teaching Hatha and Ashtanga Vinyasa for years in Rishikesh and Vietnam. For him, Yoga is a platform to get true knowledge about oneself and teaches it with a great spirit and passion.

Ashtanga Vinyasa

Acharya Mandeep

Yogi Acharya Mandeep

Acharya Mandeep has always had a strong connection with Yoga. He started his studies of Yoga and Sanskrit in 2003 until today, he has learned and taught various aspects of Yoga such as Kundalini, meditation, mantra chanting, and Bhakti Yoga. Acharya knows how to play almost every Indian instrument which makes his classes carry a unique rhythm. His incredible knowledge and music skills will lead you to the very heart of Bhakti Yoga. His deep knowledge of ceremonies and Sanskrit will help you to understand reality. His wisdom and patience will show you the way of Kundalini Yoga."I meditate when I teach, teaching is my meditation and meditation is my teaching, come and let's meditate together"

Kundalini

Rishikesh Yoga Teacher Lakhi Ram

Yogi Lakhi Ram

Lakhi Ram have born in a very small Himalayan village in the middle ranges of Himalayas, so got a unique Yogic atmosphere in his village. Many Yogis (sages) used to practice Yoga there, He learnt some fundamentals of yoga from those sages. So He have been practising Yoga (mainly Shatkarma, Asana Pranayama and Meditation )

Meditation & Pranayama

Rishikesh Yoga Teacher Kusagra

Yogi Kusagra

Yoga has been a part of his life since his childhood getting the blessings from his grandparents and his guru. Kushagra Ji has a Bachelor's and Masters's Degree in Yogic Science & DNYS. Having 6+ years of teaching experience in Nath Yog Tradition focusing on Hatha Yog, Kundalini, Pranayama, and Yog Therapy covering the traditional and modern dimensions of the yogic science and the philosophy behind it.

Kundalini

Rishikesh Yoga Teacher Devendra

Yogi Devendra

Yogi Devendra was born in the spiritual location of Rishikesh as part of his love for yoga he attained a Masters's degree from Uttarakhand Sanskrit University. He is a widely recognized yoga teacher among Rishikesh who has been teaching Ashtanga Yoga in various academies. He has a very clear approach to teaching and loves the primary and secondary series of Ashtanga Vinyasa. Expect his classes to be full of energy, enthusiasm, and strength.

Ashtanga Vinyasa Alignment

Rishikesh Yoga Teacher Pooja

Yogini Pooja

Poojaji belongs from Rishikesh, India. She has been pursuing her Bsc final year in Yoga Science and Holistic Health from SRHU ( Swami Ram Himalayan University). She is Registered Yoga Teacher(RYT) of 500-hours. She is not only an incredible Yoga student but also a good teacher. She is holding 6 years of Ashram living experience of Himalayan Yoga and meditation Tradition. She is very conscious of her work and has space for yoga that is strong, truthful and focused. Being an excellent teacher she knows well how to effectively deliver things to the students .She is educated and grounded with knowledge, what gives her real power is that she walks the path of Yoga as a divine journey and a way to create better in the world. She believes in being spiritual rather than being religious. According to her “spirituality has nothing to do with any religion its just all about law of action and believe over that Supreme consciousness and universal truth . The truth that existed before anything, that is existing and that which will exist where other will get demolish.” Here perception over life says ” life is all about action and reflection but when they both get balanced freedom , true knowledge and benightment is achieved and Yoga is only the path that will lead you to this bliss.

Himalayan Yoga & Meditation

Rishikesh Yoga Teacher Kirti

Yogi Kirti Anand

Yogi Kirti Ji was born and brought up in Yogic and spiritual surroundings at home. Being a full-time observer, he absorbed most of his Yogic teachings from his family and the Indian culture. Having spent a major share of his working life in the corporate world, his understanding of the importance of Yoga strengthened at a willing stage in his life. Since then he has taken up Yoga as a full-time profession and lifestyle. He is an expert in Hatha Yoga, Yoga Anatomy, Philosophy, Meditation, Mantra Chanting, and Pranayama. Yogi Kirti Ji is QCI Level-1 certified by AYUSH and IYA along with 500 Hours YTTC certified and has experience teaching Yoga in various settings for over 6 years and counting. He envisions a world where everyone is practicing Yoga not just on the mat but off it as well which will make the universe a better place for every living being to live in.

Kundalini

Kalpendra Chauhan Ji

Kalpendra Chauhan Ji

Kalpendra Chauhan Ji who has been on the path of Yoga and spirituality from an early age of 19 born and brought up in Rishikesh traditional north Indian Spiritual family . His expertise lies in understanding the science behind yoga, breathing, meditation, and relaxation practices to help people find the balance between mind, body, and soul. He has obtained Masters degree in Yoga science from Uttarakhand Sanskrit Universityi, Haridwar in 2008. He also has earned a post-graduate Diploma in Yoga and Holistic Health from HNB Garhwal University in 2005 and Certfied Yoga teacher (ERYT 500 from Yoga Alliance USA),He has been teaching Yoga Philosophy, Pranayam , Yoga Nidra and Meditation for over 16 years now. His simplicity transcends into his teaching philosophy. His depth of knowledge, yoga expertise, and humility makes him a favorite among students. He has unique expertise in his subject where he gives more importance on implementation rather than theoretical knowledge.He is considered one of the best yoga teacher and most friendly person and also worked as a Yoga therapist in international nature cure hospital . His span of work experience includes designing Yoga programs & curriculam, training future Yoga teachers, delivering meditation courses and breathing workshops in India as well as abroad.

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What Our Happy Students Say About Us
Yoga Teacher Training In Rishikesh Review
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I have just completed the amazing 200hr YTT at Hari Om Yoga school. What a wonderfully intense experience! The course is very comprehensive and challenging you literally eat, sleep, meditate yoga for 6 days of the week. It covers everything from philosophy to pranayama, meditation, to ashtanga vinyasa and Hatha yoga. The teachers are good and Pramood and his wife ( the director of the school) are very kind and welcoming. The media crew Prince and Nitesh are friendly and do a wonderful job. Food was good, if a little monotonous and too many carbs for me, would be good to have a bit more protein. Rooms are clean, big and very adequate.The only real improvement I can suggest would be to start the teaching and sequence building a little earlier so that the students become accustomed to it sooner rather than the stress all piled into the last week. Other than that I highly recommend Hari Om yoga school, when you are embarking on this experience it opens you up and you need to be surrounded by good and caring people, and all the people that manage Hari Om are certainly that. All in all an amazing experience, dream fulfilled and would do it all again in a heartbeat. Thank you Pramood and all at Hari Om Vidya 🙏🏻 namaste and Hari Omji ❤️

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Renee snoyman

200 Hour Yoga TTC Rishikesh
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Hariom Vidya yoga school was really great! I am very happy with my choice to come to this school. There was a great diversity in classes and teachers. Everyone was very involved and passionate and willing to answer questions. It really felt like I was part of a family and community. I made amazing friends and was part of a very supportive group. Pramood and his wife curated a lovely environment and everyone in the staff are very kind and willing to help. The rooms were amazing, lots of room and private balcony. Nice and clean. The garden is absolutely beautiful with lots of flowers, and gets a lot of afternoon sun. It is not uncommon to see lots of monkeys, birds, and bees. The schedule is full and busy, but there is a lot to learn in a short month and I think it was wonderfully organized. We had fun excursions and had the freedom to do what we wanted on days off. Not so much time to go out on class days, but there’s no real need as the food we are served is made with love and is delicious. There are little cafes near the school if anyone wants some sweets or tea, or simply to change the atmosphere a bit. I know that this is not exactly a budget school, there are other less expensive ones. But I think this one was worth every penny because of the holistic experience. You get more for your money. All in all, I am very satisfied with the training and I had a really wonderful month despite the intensity. It is important to listen to your body and the teachers will push your boundaries but if you set your limit, they will not surpass them. So make sure to always listen to yourself.
I would 100% recommend this school. They will always be there for you and make sure you feel at home.

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Tannaz Amir

200 Hour Yoga TTC Rishikesh
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One of the best schools in Rishikesh India, for 100hrs, 200hrs and 300hrs Yoga teacher training. Hari Om Yoga Vidhiya School with its finest Teachers, cleanest school environment with the best food and accommodations in town. An awesome experience. A home away from home with humble n loving people around. Love u all. No words to express my gratitude to all the teachers who helped and guided me through this wonderful journey. Thank you Pramodhji, Teachers and team.

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Hawwa Zahira

200 Hour Yoga TTC Rishikesh
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My experience with Hari Om Yoga Vedia school has been very positive. They have made us feel at home and support us in any need beyond the yoga course. The environment and atmosphere are superb. The teachers are very knowledgeable and the organization of the course very professional. I never thought that my practice could improve that much in just one month! If you are looking for a yoga school in Rishikesh, here you have one that you can trust.

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Mónica Mon

200 Hour Yoga TTC Rishikesh
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My experiences about my Yoga Retreat in Rishikesh:
I did my one Week Yoga Retreat at Hariom Yoga Vidya School in Rishikesh in August 2022. I'm so happy to have choosen this Yoga School, because it was like a Family to me. I joined all the classes for the Yoga Teacher Training which was in addition to the Yoga practice really informative for me. I was also taking part at the fire ceremony in the beginning what was such a great experience for me. All the people working in this school are so friendly and caring, I really miss them already!
At the beginning I was a bit scared to travel to India alone. In retrospect, however, I have to say that I had absolutely no reason to. I felt very comfortable and they were constantly making sure that we were doing well. The food on site was always really good and prepared with love. It was such a great experience for me and I am so glad I chose it! If you have any questions, feel free to ask me on Instagram: Christinaa.juliaa

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Christina Derntl

200 Hour Yoga TTC Rishikesh
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Prior to arriving in Rishikesh I was seeking an experience of transformation and in many ways that's exactly what I received whilst attending the Yoga Teacher Trainer certification at the Hariom Yoga Video School.

The programme was recommended to me by a friend solely based on the curriculum as advertised on the website and without any real expectation of what to actually expect I got a very comprehensive baseline exposure to the extremely in-depth topic of Yoga and its ancient roots.

All the teachers were very knowledgeable and all carried a friendly and inviting nature about them. No question was ever stupid and they were all happy to go the extra yard to ensure that myself and my fellow students received an answer to any of our queries.
The location of the school is great, being. a short walk from the Holy River Ganga and other local amenities. The food at the school was also great and varied and the chef very accommodating. Pramod Ji the owner was extremely helpful and an amazing resource in all manner of ways.

In summary, I had a great experience and came away feeling a sense of accomplishment and new found sense of appreciation for the depth and scope of Yoga and the beautiful and ancient life enhancing practice of Yoga in all it's forms. Namaste.

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Tomiwa Adeosun

200 Hour Yoga TTC Rishikesh
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I came to Rishikesh thinking I would be doing yoga with my mom for two weeks but that was only a part of what I did here. Since day one, my mom and I were treated with so much love and respect, we felt like family. It was the quickest I had ever felt welcomed.
As a recent college graduate, I didn’t think I had the energy to sit through any more classes but all the teachers were so personable and passionate that I was always engaged.
They put in so much effort into our fantastic meals, to take us on weekend trips, and to accommodate us in any way necessary.
I never thought I would feel so connected to a place or a group of people as much as I do here. I know that I’ll be coming back for sure, next time with my sister.

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Aarathi Garimella

200 Hour Yoga TTC Rishikesh




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