India has always been the epitome of yogic sagacity. Being the place of origination of yoga, India is considered to be the connoisseur of yoga, and has spread its magic throughout the world. So when you have decided to spread the yoga love in and around you, and have decided to take up a life changing journey through yoga and yourself, the training will prepare you with a huge amount of knowledge and also first-hand teaching experience that’ll help you when you go out into the real world when your training ends.
The following are the reasons as to why you can take up your yoga teacher training in India
Benefits of learning from the source itself
Doing your yoga teacher training from India gives you the experience to learn from the master of yoga itself. The entire art of yoga has originated from this very country and all the other countries have simply copied this art to teach it to its people. People believe that yoga originated around 5,000 years ago in India. So, it is only logical and rational to learn the training from none other than this place which has such a rich learning methods, history and culture to offer.
Favourable geography and terrain
India has got an extremely diverse terrain, be it be mountains, beaches, a vast ocean coastline and so on. All types of terrains and weathers, perfect for a serene atmosphere can be found here. Rishikesh is where Mother Ganga flows and is also called the yoga capital of the world. Mysore is known to be the place for Ashtanga practitioners to study. Manali, Mussourie, Dharamshala, and many other calming hill stations in the Himalayas offer a great place to study and relax. Furthermore, Goa and Kerala have some of the breath-taking beaches. Also, being situated on the equator, India offers tropical climate and thus favourable temperatures for all your needs.
India offers affordability, that is, the cost of teacher training is low
In India, the cost of yoga teacher training will be lower than in any other countries. For example, in the United States, the payment is made in dollars. 1 US $ = Rs 68.52. This indicates that the cost of yoga teacher training will be lower for any person who comes from abroad. Also, for the people living in India itself, the cost will not be more than what the pay to any local institution for learning any skill. Also, the cost living here is lower as compared to other developed countries. Yoga teacher training in India is generally a two months course which will require expenses for round trip flight from the country you are from, logistics, food, drinks, travel, tourism, and the like, which will cost almost the same as studying at any other local institution of your country. Also, the exotic locations in the country offer nothing less than a paradise to spend your time in. Rishikesh, for example, has access to the Ganga River, have some of the most beautiful resorts to reside in and mesmerising locations to visit and feel the nature at its truest. Also, in India, you will find many specialities in food and drinks which you wouldn’t want to miss.
Offers a strong connection and energy from around the world
Apart from having amazing teachers from India, you will also meet people and teachers from different parts of the country which will help you to flourish your skill. All the people from different cultures have different things to offer. It is a beautiful thing, to learn something different from someone who does not belong to your kind, and embracing those positive changes in life.
India offers trained professionals from all parts of the world, from whom you can learn all the new sorts of asanas, pranayams, the art of proper meditation, etc.
Additional knowledge about Ayurveda
Ayurveda is like a subscription to a healthy life. Many people refer Ayurveda as the system of medicines with their historical roots lying in Indian subcontinent. It is a 5000-year old system of natural healing which finds its origin in India. More than a mere system of healthcare and preventative measure of treating illness, Ayurveda in Sanskrit, is defined as a science of life (Ayur = life, Veda = science or knowledge). It identifies a person’s ideal state of balance and offers interventions to re-establish the imbalanced balance.
While in India, learning about Ayurveda is the perfect way of complimenting your yoga teacher training. It is the perfect way of putting mind over matter.
Yoga teacher training helps you to become the best version of yourself, and helps to offer others something that can help them live a healthier and a more fulfilling life. No matter where you learn your yoga teacher training, what is most important is to be yourself and just do you.
Vivek Roy is an enthusiastic Yoga blogger and Traveller from India. He has done 200 Hours yoga teacher training in India. He loves to travel and share the knowledge of yoga around the world. For more information about him visit his website.