Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249304
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Samatva Yogalaya, Rishikesh - Rys 200, 300: Yoga Alliance certification & residential hatha yoga teacher training in India with Krishna Sikhwal - ERYT 500. Located in the holy city of Rishikesh (India), Samatva Yogalaya provides 200 hour, 300 hour and 500 hour affordable yoga teacher training programs recognized by the Yoga Alliance, USA. Harmony is the intention of yoga and Samatva, a word derived from the Bhagvad Gita (chapter1 verse 48) encompasses that intention perfectly. Yogalaya on the other hand means a place that houses yoga (yoga + alaya). Therefore, Samatva Yogalaya has a holistic approach to teaching yoga that ultimately leads to harmony.
A brief interview of our yoga teacher, Krishna Sikhwal, on significance of "OM" which is used in religious and yogic chants in India and around the world, published in the Wall Street Journal.
200 hour residential and affordable yoga teacher training in India based on traditional hatha yoga, hatha yoga in iyengar style and hatha yoga in ashtanga style at yoga school Samatva Yogalaya, Rishikesh - Rys 200 - US$ 1500 including food and single room accommodation.
300 hour residential and affordable yoga teacher training in India based on traditional hatha yoga, hatha yoga in iyengar style and hatha yoga in ashtanga style at yoga school Samatva Yogalaya, Rishikesh - Rys 300 - US$ 1700 including food and single room accommodation.
500 hour residential and affordable yoga teacher training in India based on traditional hatha yoga, hatha yoga in iyengar style and hatha yoga in ashtanga style at yoga school Samatva Yogalaya, Rishikesh - Rys 500 - US$ 3200 including food and single room accommodation.
Krishna is such an inspirational yoga teacher. He has so much wisdom and love to give. I would definitely recommend yoga training with Krishna to everyone. Krishna has patience with his students and he will answer all your questions. I loved his meditation classes and when he was chanting devotional mantras to us. There was so much love in it. He also has a great sense of humor so you will not get bored at all :) It will be fun! Great teacher to learn from. So much love to give and so much wisdom to share
I was among those fortunate to have trained under the guidance of a practitioner who believes in the true, all-encompassing discipline and spirit of yoga. As he says himself - it is not gymnastics! :) Krishna is a true yogi who doesn't suffer fools gladly so go with an open and honest heart, ready to learn. I can honestly say I've come away from this precious six weeks feeling that I know less now than I did when I started and that I am at the beginning of a life-long journey of discovery. I hope that is something I never forget. Thank you Krishna!
Krishna is an incredibly authentic and motivated yoga teacher. I was part of a 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with him in Spring 2014. His love of teaching and his students is evident. When he is not teaching, he is with his family or undergoing rigorous yogic training with his own teachers. He did not limit his teachings to the classroom but spoke with us over meals and made himself available at all times. He has a good sense of humor and a willingness to teach us in different ways if we didn't understand the first time. I recommend him highly.
I had the pleasure of being accepted into the yoga family of Krishna Ji at the end of 2014 during the 300-hour yoga teacher training. It has changed my life forever. Krishna is infinitely kind, knowledgeable, disciplined, and secretly very funny. He's also an amazing cook! He teaches yoga in its purest form. Under his guidance, I discovered that I am stronger (in body and mind) than I ever thought I could be. I can't wait to return to Rishikesh in 2017 to continue my education with him.
It's been three years since my visit to India, and I can still vividly remember my amazing experience studying yoga in Rishikesh with my dear teacher Krishna. Krishna embodies the perfect balance between discipline and compassion, and his guidance comes from a place of sincerity and authenticity. He is giving and selfless, and he takes time to focus on each student individually. Even outside of class, Krishna makes time to get to know his students, and one of my fondest memories was when he took time out of his busy day to show me how to make proper Indian chai! Delicious! I highly recommend studying yoga with Krishna !
I had the honor and privilege of completing my 300 hour yoga teacher training with Krishna, and not only would I do it again, but I hope to return to Rishikesh to study with him more in the future. Krishna told us on our first day that we were now a part of his yoga family, and he proceeded to treat each and every one of us as such. When I got sick, he made sure that I visited the proper hospital and received the appropriate medicine - asking after me each day until I was better. His knowledge of yoga asana, philosophy, history, and meditation is extensive and he presents it in a clear and accessible way. Among many things, Krishna taught me what it means to go through life,,