Ancient India is the birthplace of Yoga. There is no second thought contending the fact. Yoga is an inseparable part of Hindu, Jain and Buddhist philosophies which originated in India. Yoga existed in India long before the 1st Century A.D. when Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras were written. Yoga has grown and flourished in India in this time period. Yoga was popularized in the western world in the 19th century by Swami Vivekananda. Since then many great Indian yogis have visited the western countries. Many westerners have embraced Yoga and are dedicated to practicing yoga science.
Although yoga helps in the physical, mental and spiritual development of a person, the western world has mainly focused on the Hatha Yoga which is based on the physical postures or asanas. In modern times, yoga is taught and practiced all over the world. But, there are many benefits of learning and practicing yoga in India.
India is the Birthplace of Yoga
Since India is the birthplace of yoga, many old organizations and schools leading the growth of yoga all over the world are founded in India. These schools are the centers of knowledge and the practice of yoga. A practitioner can join these schools and benefit from this knowledge and practice along with like-minded people in the guidance of great teachers.
All Forms of Yoga is Practiced in India
As hatha yoga (physical postures or asanas) is the most popular form of yoga worldwide, all over the world many schools are teaching hatha yoga in one form or another. But in India, there are many schools which focus on the mental and spiritual practice of yoga. Those participants who are interested in learning these finer aspects of yoga will not be disappointed when they come to India. There are highly qualified yoga teachers in India and experts in the field of Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Yoga Anatomy, Yoga Philosophy and variety of other subjects.
Beautiful Locations in Natural Settings
India is a diverse country. This is true not only population-wise but also landscape-wise. The Himalayas are standing tall ranging from Northern India to North Eastern India. Most yoga centers are located at Leh, Dharamshala, Haridwar, and Rishikesh in the Himalayas. The coastal areas are surrounded by the Indian Ocean. Most of the yoga centers in coastal areas are located in Goa and Kerela. Still one can find yoga centers all over India teaching a variety of yoga systems. Wherever you got trained, the natural beauty around your yoga center will make it easy for you to calm down your mind and concentrate on learning.
Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teachers Training Centers
With the growth of yoga centers across the world, Yoga Alliance was established to form guidelines for yoga teachers training and certification. Many yoga schools in India Yoga Alliance certified for the teachers training courses they offer. Now any learner can rely on these certified training centers without any doubt about the credibility of yoga schools.
Variety of Yoga Teacher Training Courses
The yoga centers in India offer a variety of teachers training courses for their students. The courses are provided in hourly formats. 100 Hours, 200 Hours are 300 Hours are popular among students. Other specialized teacher training courses such as Arial Yoga, Therapeutic Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Kids Yoga, and Yin Yoga are also provided in the schools.
Yoga Retreats and Yoga Holidays
Yoga enthusiasts can also attend Yoga Retreats and Yoga Holidays courses. These courses easily fit in the itinerary of tourists providing the dual benefits of yoga practice and exploring the nearby tourist places.
Affordable and Full of Diverse Options
In India, the yoga courses are affordable as compared to most of the developed countries. The yoga centers in India provide facilities such as non-air-conditioned/air-conditioned accommodation, private/shared accommodation, drop and pick-up facilities, healthy and nutritious food, safe and secure campus, laundry services, safe drinking water, and other facilities.
With all the above benefits, India is seeing a surge of yoga enthusiasts coming to India to attend the Teachers Training Courses in Goa, Rishikesh, Dharamshala, and Kerela. The testimonials of the students themselves endorse the benefits of learning yoga in India.