India is the birthplace of yoga. It offers an opportunity unlike any other and is really the only place in the world where you can experience yoga in its most natural environment.
In recent years, the true meaning of yoga has been lost in translation. It’s become more of a physical workout where people push their bodies to unnatural limits and in a lot of ways, the spiritual and mental benefits have been pushed to the wayside. That’s why, for your next teacher training, India is the place to go.
There’s an old adage that says when you wish to learn something new, the best place to go is to the source. Well, for yoga, India is the source.
There are so many teachers in India who are well-versed in the history and philosophy of yoga, from the Yoga Sutras to the Bhagavad Gita and an array of other spiritual texts.
Yoga is a practice that encompasses all aspects of life, not just the physical. It includes diet and philosophy, breath and spirituality. It’s not about who has the best body or can do the most advanced pose, but it’s about living life in a certain way. It’s about the way you approach your life and the world around you.
This is where yoga philosophy plays its biggest role. It not only helps us find out who we are, but how we relate to others and live the biggest version of ourselves.
At Siddhi Yoga, we’ve been holding Yoga Teacher Training Courses for many years. After many trials, we’ve selected the most beautiful and ideal locations in India to provide the best environment for growth and transformation.
The small city of Dharamsala is surrounded by the Dhauladhar mountain range of the Himalayas. Its high altitude presents a breathtaking view of the majestic mountains and the scenic Kangra valley below.
Tall pines and rhododendron offer a panoramic view of the entire area. With the chants coming from various monasteries in and around Dharamsala, this is a truly spectacular environment to embark on your exciting and transformative yoga journey with Siddhi Yoga.
Dharamsala is home to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, along with many Tibetans who have taken refuge in Mcleodganj—a part of this small city in Himachal Pradesh, India.
The name ‘Dharamsala’ comes from the loose translation, ‘dwelling of spirituality.’ And the town holds true to its name. The area has a number of Buddhist monasteries and temples dedicated to Hindu gods and goddesses.
There are many attractions in and around Dharamsala besides yoga and temples, too. From one of the world’s most beautiful cricket stadiums, to trekking through the Dhauladhar mountain range, there really is something for everyone in this beautiful town.
Dharamsala provides a unique experience and ideal environment to immerse oneself into the yogic lifestyle while enjoying an exciting and life changing vacation!
The town known as, ‘The World Capital of Yoga,’ Rishikesh is set along the Holy Ganga River in India. Set at the foot of the Himalayas, Hindu temples fill the streets of Rishikesh. At any given moment, you can hear the reverberating chants of mantras and see yogis deep in meditation along the Ganga Ghats (broad steps leading down to the Holy River).
Made famous by The Beatles in the late 60s, Rishikesh has remained a magnet for New-Agers and spiritual pilgrims alike. And it’s no wonder. With breathtaking mountain views, heaps of ashrams, meditation and yoga classes galore, it’s a seeker’s daydream.
And if you’re into more than just yoga, Rishikesh has all kinds of adventures for the wanderlust traveler. Beautiful hikes, white water rafting tours and a thriving downtown area full of artists and musicians make Rishikesh a great place for any globetrotter.
The perfect place to rediscover yourself and expand your mind, Rishikesh is as good as it gets when it comes to practicing yoga or starting a new chapter in your life. This is why we have chosen it as one of our prime locations for teacher training in India.
Imagine a long coastline, tropical climate and the sound of gentle waves mixed with that of your breathing as you sit and do your pranayam on the beach – this is the tranquil experience that learning yoga in Goa will provide. With its pristine beauty, Goa offers the perfect environment to learn yoga. Once you put foot on this land, you will fall in love with the natural environment. With the help of your yoga guru; you will be able to discover a new you.
Being in India, the birthplace of yoga, Goa is also able to offer its ancient knowledge – pure and unaltered. Variously known as “Pearl of the Orient” and a “Tourist Paradise”. Characterized by the right blend of vibrant culture, rich heritage and pristine environment, Goa is an idyllic place for yoga enthusiasts. For these reasons, it has become a popular hub for training courses and retreats that specialize in various yoga styles.
It isn’t just the natural environment that sets the mood for practicing yoga – it is also the kind people of Goa who welcome international tourists with warmth and love. Being the preferred tourist destination for many international travellers from across the world, Goan natives understand and speak English and some other popular languages – making communication easy for tourists.
Siddhi Yoga’s foundation is a healing-focused therapeutic technique and workout program based on proper alignment, anatomical awareness and education.
Our primary goal is to provide a holistic teacher training program. We want to not only prepare you to be a fantastic yoga instructor, but also to help you grow your practice and learn all aspects of the yogic lifestyle.
This program stretches beyond the physical practice of yoga and dives into the mental and spiritual side, as well. You will be pushed beyond your limits in all areas of life—providing you with the opportunity to grow as a yogi and a human being.
From the history of yoga to human anatomy and physiology, we’ll cover topics you didn’t even know existed.
This is not a training course that simply has its students practice for eight hours a day. No, this is a course that will help students become teachers, as well as cultivate a solid physical and spiritual practice.
We’ll cover meditation, chakras and pranayama. You’ll go from practicing yogi to full-time yogi in the course of a month.
However, we want to make sure you maintain balance in your life. That’s why we’ve created our program to include excursions and free time to explore your surrounding area. We’ll hold bonfires, prayer sessions and kirtan, and there are plenty of other activities around the city to keep you busy each weekend.
As for what you’ll learn throughout the course, the list is endless. But to give you an idea, we’ll cover:
We offer a breath-based instructor training, which means your breath will guide you through the proper posture. The improper use of the muscles involved in breathing, such as the diaphragm, leaves other muscles strained with overuse, a prime physiological reason for muscle stress injuries.
However, an undeveloped breathing pattern is a powerful source of numerous psychological problems as well. This is why, along with the proper poses and counter-poses, specific pranayama practices will be taught to bring the body into perfect equilibrium.
Postural adjustment through yoga asana is a traditional and unique scientific practice. Yoga teachers and therapists with knowledge of this specific technique can help practitioners use their bodies in a more balanced and correct way, both in their yoga practice as well as daily life.
Additionally, you will be taught the importance of a proper muscle warm-up to prevent injury and help future students into poses more safely. We’ll discuss the use of props like blocks, blankets, chairs, bolsters, etc. to reap the full benefits of asana and to promote healing and recovery from injuries while aiding in proper bodily alignment.
Siddhi Yoga’s Teacher Training is the perfect environment to step outside your comfort zone and explore new aspects of yourself. The calming environment will help you tune out and tune in to your deepest self. You’ll have the opportunity to rediscover and reinvent yourself.
You will experience yoga as a lifestyle instead of a simple practice, and you’ll leave ready to begin the journey of your career as a yoga teacher.
This training course follows comprehensive Yoga Alliance guidelines, and complements these with rich teachings of traditional yoga that have been handed down to Indian yoga gurus from their ancestors. This creates a deeply yogic environment, going beyond the asanas to provide a comprehensive learning experience to students.
This certificate is for Multi-Style Yoga where you will get a chance to learn Hatha yoga, Vinyasa yoga, alignments, teaching methodology along with the philosophy and history behind it.
The main emphasis of our 200-Hour training is on the therapeutic aspect of yoga using Hatha and Vinyasa yoga styles. Exposure to different styles will allow you to decide which style you would like to pursue more deeply.
Here are some of the styles that will be incorporated into our 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training:
1. Hatha Yoga – Yoga of Body and Mind Purification
2. Vinyasa Yoga
3. Jnana Yoga – Yoga of Enquiry
4. Karma Yoga – Yoga of Action
5. Bhakti Yoga – Yoga of Devotion
6. Mantra Yoga – Yoga of Recitation
7. Kundalini Yoga – Yoga of Energy
8. Raja Yoga – Yoga of Meditation
Siddhi Yoga has run yoga teacher trainings for years all over the world. We understand your needs, value your time and aim to create the best setting in the world to help deepen your yoga practice.
Our programs are the culmination of exquisite locations, outstanding vegetarian/vegan food and irreplaceable community. Your stay will be memorable and hassle-free.
Students come to Siddhi Yoga from all over the world to learn yoga and live the yogic lifestyle. We have instructed students from over 60 countries. This includes countries like Australia, Argentina, Austria, China, France, Greece, Indonesia, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, UK, the USA and many more. We’re proud to be a leading yoga teacher training school in India and are happy to discuss further whether or not we’re a fit for you.
As a graduate of Siddhi Yoga, you will be certified by one of the largest and most-trusted names in yoga teacher training internationally. Your certification also qualifies you for a Yoga Alliance certification. We use this third party accreditation agency to ensure our quality and international standards are met.
TIME OFF: Saturday afternoons and all day Sundays are free for you to enjoy.
When you read about experiences in Rishikesh you can always read "life changing experience" and as a reaction you face maybe sceptical, maybe curious, maybe just not react...
I came to do yoga, I tried not to have expectations. Thinking to do the same kind of yoga activity as I do in London and trying to improve and finding a quiet place for a peace of my mind.
The reason I chose Siddhi was merely related to the neat and clear website: everything shown, everything written and I do not deny, very affordable.
Then I contacted Meera. She has been, since the first email very kind, very polite, so professional. I liked it!!!
So I went.
What I found in Rishikesh?
Yoga, discipline, friends, myself.
Since the very first day we started to go in to deep with asanas: Parveen worked hard with us teaching alignments in order to keep postures in perfect way. It was tiring repeating over and over. And honestly, before breakfast he is strict, very serious!
After a nice peanut butter honey or jam toast or peanut butter honey porridge (inventory by one of my mates) everything was much easier ☺️
I loved every single day. Hard but rewarding. I could see myself improve.
I have been guided to my journey by Parveen and Tara trying to know the better style and the confidence to share with others my knowledge.
Summit helped a lot to understand my body and Siddhart my mind. I loved to be here and now and it has been the best experience of freedom.
I will bring it with me forever.
Thank you so much!!!!
I just completed my TT200hrs in Rishikesh with Parveen ji, Tara ji, Siddartha ji and Sumit ji. I loved every single second of being there! I learnt so much and while there is still so much to learn I feel I have made a great foundation to continue to build upon. All the teachers are amazing, kind and very inspiring.
I'm looking forward to continuing this journey back home in Australia, my self practice is going to be soooo much more beneficial now and I'm very much looking forward to teaching!
Hopefully in a year or so Siddhi will be offering a 300hr TT and I'll be ready to go back and experience more and gain more knowledge!
Rishikesh is beautiful! I love the Cows and all the super yum food!!!
And Hotel Moksha and the staff there are fantastic!
Life Changing experience to be Had!
Wow! How can ever describe the magic and connectedness of my month long course with Siddhi Yoga. Every element aligned perfectly with our needs and the teaching was comprehensive, supportive and deep. As we journeyed through philosophical landscapes and challenged our physicality in ways we couldn't imagine, so we transcended our daily limitations and entered a space of peace and freedom where we could work with our most powerful selves. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful, I cannot rate this course highly enough. Wish I could go back and do it all again.
I must say it is really wonderful to take up this Yoga Teacher Teaching Course in Siddhi Yoga Daramsala. It provides excellent environment at the foot of the Himalayas with spectacular scenic view. The teachers are very experienced, resourceful, practical, passionate, kind and always taking care all of us. The teaching is very systematic, comprehensive and interesting. After one month of vegetarian food in the campus I have become more healthier and started to take more vegetarian food after the course. All of us graduated with a big smile! :)
Life changing experience which can definitely be recommended to anyone! My lower back pain of 20 years was cured within 2 weeks partly because of core exercises we were given but I also think the physiotherapeutical angle to the yoga we were taught helped. And the mind blowing philosophy classes probably takes most people on a journey way beyond anything they have experienced before, at least it did for me!
Completing my teacher training with Siddhi Yoga is one of the best decisions I have ever made! My teachers were extremely knowledgeable, loving, and supportive. I learned more than I thought possible. Highly recommended!
This course is a Beautiful combination of clinical and excellent life style modification, through physical mental and spiritual understanding and knowledge. Teachers are awesome and good focus on application of Yoga in our today's life.
I had befriended my sciatica pain because had tried many treatments, but just in a week my pain has subsided. Have gain my mental strength, awareness, good posture.
Made lovely friends and after ages laughed my heart out with all of them. Loved being here and will ensure my teacher's effort on me won't go waste. Thanks a ton to Guruji, Sindhuja, Ritesh, Dr. Amrita, Gurumukh and both Sonu's.
I recommend this teacher training course to anyone that has a passion for Yoga and wants to share that passion with others! From the true yoga aspect that yoga is all about experiencing a joining of mind, body and soul, my experience was a successful 1000%. Completing this course is one of the proudest accomplishments in my life. We all came from different positions in life, we shared them and melded to join together to complete this journey -to commitment to learn how to teach the wonderful lessons of Yoga. IT has truly taught me to accept discomfort on the mat and I bring that off the mat to help cope with everyday business life. I have learned to meditate - everyday. Thank you to all of my teachers.
I have completed my YTT200 with Siddhi Yoga at Rishikesh, the Yoga capital of the world. It was a great experience. Siddhi Yoga introduced me to the Spiritual journey and Yogic way of living.
The course covered all aspects of Yoga including theory and practice. Instructor Deep has a deep and thorough knowledge of Yoga. He conducted this training along with Gurumukhji and Dr.Sumitji, who are well equipped in their fields. I very much enjoyed Deeps friendly, flexible but firm way of teaching!! During this time, I also made friends with like-minded people from around the world, who were on the same journey.
I would recommend anyone to take this journey with Siddhi Yoga for personal enrichment and inner peace.
I was very happy with my YTT. I am looking forward to starting to teach yoga myself and would consider Siddhi Yoga when I'm ready to complete further training.
The school was absolutely amazing, I learn so much about so many different styles of yoga. I would recommend this school to anyone who want to learn Yoga to its depth. I definitely plan on going back for my 300 hour course hopefully in Bali. Siddhi Yoga made my experience during my stay life changing. The teachers are Extremely qualified. Thank you Siddhi Yoga for all you taught me. Namaste Jana
I can't imagine a better team or location than the one I was so lucky to find @Siddhi Yoga Goa. Guru Mukh - the way you teach … the knowledge you share ... the way you are & the love you shower upon yr students make you the best teacher ever - you’ve been more than just a teacher for us - You are genuinely caring for each one of your students, the most sincere and heart-felt Thank you. All your students will always keep you in their heart! You are a friend, mentor and guide all rolled into the most magnificent person! If only anyone could have a teacher as wonderful as you … the world will def be a better place. I would still rather be in yr class by sunset rather than anywhere else in the world. Parveen Nair - I m so fortunate to have been placed in your class, when it comes to teaching no one can compete with you - you provide the best example to follow and look up too & you do master the discipline of yoga (inside and outside the class), the passion of what u teach is contagious, always look forward to yr classes! Thank you for teaching me the correct alignments - I m looking forward to continue with no one else but you my Yoga Training in the near future. I will always be appreciative of your kindness and generous support you’ve shown - you are a special teacher whom I will always remember with fond memories. Chetan Baghel - I enjoyed every second of your Anatomy Classes the best lessons are not learned from books but from the hearts of great teachers like you - u teach w/great dedication and passion you are a lovely presence… Thank you for being such an unforgettable teacher. P.S (I haz the lil skeleton) Meera even tho i didn't meet you, you made all this possible. Many thanks for the prompt responses and all your help. Congratulations on your wonderful team!
I did my YTT200 with Parveen & Deep in Goa during January 2016. I did a lot of research before choosing my teacher training, and I'm certain I made the right decision. Firstly, the teachers are the very best. They're extremely dedicated and passionate about yoga. I appreciated their attention to detail and that they worked us hard but we still had time to enjoy ourselves and have fun. I didn't come to India thinking I would actually become a teacher after, but through the course I discovered it was something I would love to do. Parveen is one of the best yoga teachers I've had, throughout India and elsewhere. He is so full of knowledge and passion, and always willing to share. For years I've struggled with my posture and back/neck tension, and the relief of that alone within the first 2 weeks was well worth coming for! The accommodation in Goa (we were at Beach Street) was paradise - perfect location on the beach. The food was tasty, healthy, and clean. It was well worth the investment and I can't recommend this course enough!
Overall, I had a good experience in the Yoga Teacher's Training at Siddhi Yoga in Rishikesh, India. The lead teacher, Parveen Nair and our Flow Yoga teacher, Tara Dutt Kandpal, are excellent teachers. Their instructions were clear and precise, and their energy were calming yet vibrant. They were able to respond very well to my inquiries about the practice and the philosophy of yoga in a way which was clear and easy to understand. They are both inspiring teachers and I highly recommend them.
Amazing experience. Go into the program with an empty mind and get more connected with thy self. You have to stay in the spiritual because the natural is way too small. Namaste!