Loka Yoga School


Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh



Our Yoga School is located in one most well-known spiritual towns in all of India, located at the base of the Himalayan mountains and snuggled by the Ganga River. Rishikesh is a town frequented by spiritual pilgrims from all over the world. It is sometimes referred to as "the birthplace of yoga" and provides the perfect environment for you to completely immerse yourself in the yogic lifestyle.
In comparison to other areas of India, Rishikesh is much more relaxed and quiet. As you walk the streets through town, you will see many sadhus (holy men) in orange robes, who have devoted their lives to elevating their level of consciousness through spiritual practice.
Rishikesh is a pilgrimage point for both Indians and foreigners alike who would like to experience the more spiritual side of Northern India. 

One of the highlights of visiting Rishikesh is the Ganges River. The sacred Ganges river flows through the center of Rishikesh, and can be accessed at the Laxman Jhula bridge, about a 15 minute walk from our Yoga Center.
The Ganges has been a source of spiritual healing and power for the people of India for centuries, attracting thousands of visitors each year.
During your yoga TTC, if the weather is nice we will practice a few meditation and asana classes on the beaches of this holy river. The energy and peace that emanates from this body of water creates a sense of serenity as we move throughout our practice. In warmer weather, we often take river rafting trips on the Ganga as well. 

Another bonus of joining us for the Yoga TTC or retreat in Rishikesh is the newly constructed yoga sanctuary, with both accommodation and yoga shala (hall for practice) on site. Just recently completed in April 2016, the yoga sanctuary boasts a spacious and airy yoga shala with panaoramic views of the Himalayan mountains.
Experience the sunrise over the mountains as birds sing and the Indian sun warms the room during morning meditation and pranayama class. Our yoga shala is complete with props such as blocks and straps, to help you deepen and improve your practice. We also have a large and comfortable alfresco-style dining room overlooking the mountains, where you can share food and conversation with fellow students between classes. 

17 October - 13 November 2016
Rishikesh, India

Located between the two bridges, Lakshman Jhula and Ram Jhula, our yoga sanctuary is peacefully nestled in the mountains with panoramic views of the Himslayas and Ganga River and only a short 10 minute walk to the main area for shops, cafes and restaurants. 
Dedicate time to take good care of yourself. Dive deeper into your yoga practice as you enhance your skills and recharge in a supportive environment. Relax amidst the vast beauty and tranquility of the mountains and the holy Ganga River in Rishikesh. Soak in the golden rays of the sun. Breathe fully.

Join us in October 2016 for our next 200-hour yoga teacher training course in Rishikesh, North India. Take time to enjoy the natural beauty of this 'Yoga capital of the world' as you journey deeper into your practice and the study of yoga. Program participants are eligible to register at the '200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher' level with international Yoga Alliance.
The Yoga Teacher training course includes:
  • 28 nights accommodation at our yoga retreat and sanctuary in Rishikesh
  • All meals (3 per day)
  • Special welcome gift pack
  • Course material
  • All course activities, workshops and classes
  • Various additional activities outside of the course (e.g meditation in sacred cave, visiting Shiva temple, waterfall hike)
  • Daily meditation, pranayama and mantra chanting classes
  • Daily 2-hour morning asana practice: hatha/ vinyasa, restorative/ yin, power yoga, Yin & Yang, Yoga Nidra

Optional Adventures - White water rafting & Cooking classes 
  1. $1850 USD
    Training, Food, Accommodation and all materials included!
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What do we do during our Yoga Teacher Training course?
  • Teach you techniques to cleanse your body with traditional yogic practices and nutrition
  • Increase your physical strength and flexibility through asana
  • Refresh your body and mind to increase your physical, mental and spiritual health
  • Help you to develop awareness of your body and mind
  • Increase your confidence for teaching others
  • Provide inspiration for your to become a better yoga teacher
  • Elevate your energy and motivation
  • Create a safe, supportive environment for you to explore your heart and mind
  • Improve your concentration and deepen your meditation practice 
  • Assist you in your desire to uncover your true self

What will you gain from our course?
  • A new perspective and worldview
  • The knowledge to teach various styles of yoga to a variety of populations
  • A body nourished with healthy food
  • The knowledge of how to maintain your health through natural methods
  • The confidence to share the joy of yoga with others
  • The discipline to conduct yourself in a manner that is consistent with the Yamas and Niyamas 
  • An internationally recognized Yoga Teacher Certification
  • A priceless experience and a lifetime of memories! 

Yoga Teacher Training in India is like none other in the world. 
Participating in a yoga course in India presents the opportunity for you to study yoga abroad in a welcoming environment where you can grow spiritually, mentally, and physically. 
Our affordable yoga teacher training provides Yoga Alliance certification, inspirational lectures, a comfortable living space, nutritious meals, and much more. 
We pride ourselves on offering residential yoga courses that permit the student to focus 100% on their yoga training. 
In our yoga school in Rishikesh, we are able to offer 200-hour yoga teacher training, as well as yoga retreats in India. 
Samasti Yoga is amongst the best yoga schools in India for hatha yoga training, Yoga Alliance teacher training, vinyasa flow yoga teacher training, ashtanga yoga teacher training, and yoga retreats.



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Evaluation & Certification
  • Assessments will be based on written as well as practical evaluation.  
  • Student conduct will be a part of the assessment criterion.  
  • Evaluation will be carried out only for those students who have a minimum of 90% attendance.

Yoga Alliance Certifications in India - RYT 200
The yoga certificate courses offered by Samasti Yoga include 200-hour fully residential hatha yoga teacher training programs. Whether you have knowledge of this ancient practice or you are just a beginner; here at Samasti Yoga you will be able to develop your understanding of yoga to such an extent that you will in turn be able to teach yoga professionally. Our graduates can register with Yoga Alliance as registered yoga teachers RYT 200 as per their qualification.

Yoga Teacher Training - Code of Conduct
  • The Samasti Yoga Teacher Training program is rooted in the ancient wisdom of yoga. We make the greatest effort to uphold a code of conduct dictated by the heart. and request our students to do the same.
  • Maharishi Patanjali, the originator of the Yoga Sutras described certain modes of behaviour supportive of the spiritual practice, put into modern terms we can say that your time with us should be guided by the following values: Non-violence (physical, mental and emotional), Honesty, Self-Responsibilty, Compassion, dedication to the practice.
  • In order to successfully complete our course and be cerified as a Samasti Yoga Teacher, you must particiapte in 90% of classes, though we do allow absences due to valid reasons such as illness Please be prepared to immerse yourself in the studies.
  • Please be advised and remember that we will be living in practicing within a sacred location in India, a country that is very traditional in it´s code of conduct, we will ask our students to adopt and respect the local behavioral custums.

Refund Policy
All applicants are advised to carefully consider the time and resources required for the course before forwarding the application for the teacher training course. The deposit submitted with the application is not refundable. However, in case of emergencies and other unavoidable exigencies, Samasti Yoga, at its discretion permits students to go for any other scheduled course until January 2018. We therefore recommend that all applicants carefully examine their upcoming obligations so that they may be able to devote their full attention to the teacher training program.