TTC India Advice Please! (No schools need reply)


#1

Hello everyone!

Well, here I am, attempting to take the next step in my hatha yoga practice. Both my fiance and I would love to participate in Teacher Training in India this Autumn.

But oh the choices!

After perusing many sites, I have narrowed down my choies to the following schools (in no particular order):

bodhitreeyogaintl.com
rishikulyogshala.com
hathayogamysore.com
yogaindiameditation.com
hathayoga-meditation.com
shrikali.org



I know, it’s not exactly a short list, but compared to the pages upon pages I have looked at, it’s pretty good.

So my question to you, the lovely people of yoga forums is have you attended any of these schools? If so, what was your experience? I have narrowed these down by categories of YA Certification, dates (Nov-Dec), price (pref. less than $1500) and the appearance of a fairly balanced program (Asana practice and Philosophy). Moving forward I would like to deepen my practice after the initial 200 hr YTT in yoga therapy/prenatal/kids yoga and my fiance would like to pursue power yoga.

And PLEASE no schools, schools using fake IDs or people using fake IDs to promote or speak ill of another school or teacher. I really want everyone to put honesty and respect out there.

Thank you so MUCH!
Om Santih!

Eve


#2

Man, after really reading through these forums I don’t think I want to set foot in ANY of the Rishikesh schools. Right now I’m leaning toward Bodhi Tree or Shri Kali. I would prefer a non-commercial place that is spiritual and legitimate and not so concerned with spamming forums.

Anyone? Suggestions?


#3

I did teacher training course December in Rishikeshyogpeeth.That time they have 38 students but they told they have 50 students for good reputation of school.They are always lie to students.Now i will decide again join for teacher training course another place.I am thinking I will join in indianyogaassociation with Mahesh.I listen they have very good quality with chef price.
Please you can try this.


#4

[QUOTE=KarmaKrasna;73249]Hello everyone!

Well, here I am, attempting to take the next step in my hatha yoga practice.

Hi KarmaKrasna,I visit lot of place in Rishikesh.

tribe-yoga.com I feal this is good place for ttc

himalayanyogatradition.com This is also good place for ttc

sushilyoga.com Main teacher Sushil is very fat but ok

shivayogapeeth.com Very good location,good teachers are there

patanjaliyogafoundation.com USA alliance Certify

anandprakashashram.com Famous but discontinue in Rishikesh

indianyogaassociation.com Very fat yoga teacher but good location & bed reputation

healthandyoga.com Helping to everybody

rishikeshyogpeeth.com Bad reputation but yoga teacher is ok

mahatmayoga.com one Brazilian cheater running this school

Hope this will help to yoga lovers


#5

Nice to see couple of [U]illiterate experts[/U] here belonging to the [B]same fraternity[/B] passing comments about other yoga schools and teachers and indirectly promoting their cause.


#6

wrong information about most of the school by Mishal. At indianyogaassociation.com or many other schools they have faculty of many teachers not only one teacher, and personality of a teacher should not be issue. the most famous teacher in rishikesh is a handicap and she has been teaching yoga last many years.


#7

[QUOTE=Chandi;73255]I did teacher training course December in Rishikeshyogpeeth.That time they have 38 students but they told they have 50 students for good reputation of school.They are always lie to students.Now i will decide again join for teacher training course another place.I am thinking I will join in indianyogaassociation with Mahesh.I listen they have very good quality with chef price.
Please you can try this.[/QUOTE]

Thank you, Chandi for your healthy criticism. We don’t know who you are but hoping that you are well and alive. Since we are mainly into yoga, perhaps we are not quite good at counting numbers. Please help us in counting the number of students from the following list so that we can correct ourselves and people like you don’t feel cheated:

[ul]
Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh/Dec/2011[/ul]

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Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh/Feb/2012[/ul]

[ul]
Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh/April/2012[/ul]

[ul]
Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh/June/2012[/ul]

Please don’t commit [B]hara-kiri[/B] by jumping from the Luxman Jhoola/bridge, if you don’t see your name in our December list.


#8

in this forum real feedback are lacking, what is written and the reality differs. it will be nice if there is a system that enable only authentic post to publish.


#9

Im I currently staying at Shri Kali after completing teacher training and am happy to skype to answer questions. I could give you a limited tour if your lucky there will be monkeys in the coconut trees!


#10

Hi vavavikki,

I am determined to go to India and to a TTC but still having doubts about schools. Could you tell us how your experience in Shri Kali was? I would appreciate it very much, it would be a great help :smiley:

Thanks!

r


#11

Hey Rebensee

is there some questions you have? I leave my skype on my profile so you could talk directly. I think its quite individual what you can get from the school as it depends what you want.
For me I have a stronger body, I am more understanding of people, I love yoga and teaching yoga and feel confident to teach and make a relationship with students.
I have made peace with my world view and the conflict of science and spirituality, yoga and medicine, meditation and participation in the world.
I’ve got a whole lot more guts, a passion to learn (and read, I couldn’t read muc h before).

What are you looking for from yoga and Tantra? Feel free to add me on skype if you want a chat. I’m in Scotland just now I can only give you a virtual tour of my mums house hehe.


#12

Hi!

I am headed to Rishikesh in April and am attending JeevMoksha Institute! I’m pretty excited about it! Can anyone give me any feedback on this school?

Thank you!
Toni


#13

[QUOTE=T2Yoga;79898]Hi!

I am headed to Rishikesh in April and am attending JeevMoksha Institute! I’m pretty excited about it! Can anyone give me any feedback on this school?

Thank you!
Toni[/QUOTE]

Hellow Toni I know JeevMoksha is very good organization.You can join for yoga course.
Regards.


#14

Thanks Mahal! I’m pretty excited about it! I feel like this school will offer me everything that I am looking for! Thank you for the positive feedback!


#15

Here’s what I’ve found on Jeevmoksha:

Hey people, I?m flying to India this October to take on a yoga teacher training course with a great yoga school in Rishikesh, India. I?m so excited I want to jump LOL.

My friend went to Rishikesh last fall. She never planned to sign up for a course, yet she applied for one and successfully finished it. She chose Jeevmoksha School of Yoga as an institution for her yoga studies. She said these guys were ? awesome.? Well, let?s see?

[B]UPDATE: Jeevmoksha school sucked big times. Hopefully, I?ll make myself to write about it once I return home from India.[/B]

Overall, their reputation in Rishikesh is doubtful. The so-called institute is one single person, Vinay Chaitanya. He pretends to know everything so he teaches each and every class. He occupies roof-top at his friend’s guesthouse Rishikesh Sadan. I personally know a few students of his who demanded their money back after a week of training.

BTW, Jeevmoksha guruji partnered with founders of the Himalayan Yoga Academy back in 2012. Seems it didn’t work out. I guess the abovementioned friend studied with Jeevmoksha when it was run by foreign managers.

Two best schools in Rishikesh hiring the best teachers are Rishikesh Yog Peeth and Himalayan Yoga Academy. If you need a real yoga teacher training, not just a 1-month yoga retreat at a random guesthouse with a random ‘guru’, consider these two schools.


#16

I would suggest Yoga Vidya Dham in nashik, but they are not involved with Yoga Alliance business at all, so I don’t think can be useful for you .