The more important question to ask yourself is WHY NOT? Where else can you live and breathe yoga? Where better to study than at the source? In Rishikesh you will be able to immerse yourself in the yogic culture, staying in an Ashram that is happily situated right at the heart of it all.
Studying yoga in Rishikesh will give you the opportunity to learn from, and amongst, people whose lives revolve around yoga. Even the Beatles found their share of enlightenment here! The enjoyment they found in this inspiring place contributed to their most productive period. Colloquially dubbed India’s center for Yoga, Rishikesh is a hub for learning and thought— it is the ideal atmosphere for yoga teacher training. The standards for yoga training here are remarkably high and the environment is conducive for study– it is a nurturing environment for learning yoga. Studying yoga in India is analogous to studying French cuisine in France—it is the source.
For many students of yoga, exposure has been filtered through a western lens. While studying yoga in India, you are encouraged to explore outside the limitations of the west: you will be exposed to an essence, the foundation and the roots. Rishikesh, however, is not only the cradle of yoga but a great location to get familiar with the Hindu faith. The holy river Ganges flows through the heart of the town and her banks are dotted with a multitude of temples, each dedicated to a different deity. The positive aura created by the joint striving for personal and holistic growth by both yoga aspirants and spiritual visitors surrounds you here in the vibrant and colorful community of Rishikesh.