Regardless of whether it’s your first time at learning yoga, or you’ve been practising this age-old exercise form for many years now, where you learn yoga from would have a great say in how much you benefit from it.
You don’t necessarily need to have deep pockets to learn and benefit from yoga. There are several affordable yoga retreats in India that deliver excellent value for money and would help you bring about just the right balance to your life.
Let’s tell you about the 5 important reasons why you must learn yoga from India:
Lineage – It’s best to go to the source!
The term ‘Upanishads’, the Hindu sacred treatises’ literal translation is ‘sitting near’, suggesting that one must sit closest possible to the teacher.
“Yoga, an ancient but perfect science, deals with the evolution of humanity. This evolution includes all aspects of one’s being, from bodily health to self-realization. Yoga means union—the union of body with consciousness and consciousness with the soul. Yoga cultivates the ways of maintaining a balanced attitude in day-to-day life and endows skill in the performance of one’s actions“. – B.K.S. Iyengar, Astadala Yogamala
Although you may not realize, there are many things that get lost in the translation. Hence, travelling directly to the source, that is India, is considered the most logical choice by many to learn and benefit from the sacred yogic wisdom.
If you carry out comparisons you’d realize that the cost of 30 days of 200-hour teacher training, food, lodging and round-trip flight would usually cost you the same as studying at any of the local studios. So why not go to India where you can possibly get far better yoga training at the same price!
AyurYoga Eco-Ashram provides such comprehensive and 200-hour long yoga teacher training course to interested practitioners at a very affordable cost. You must check-out our other programs as well.
Complete immersion and focus
Anyone who travels to India for a yoga retreat or yoga teacher training would most likely be travelling to a place that would not be his/her home base. Hence, s/he would no longer have the choice of pushing a pause button and going back to his/her usual routine.
We all know how sometimes when we get engulfed by problems, it’s our yoga schedule that becomes the first casualty!
When you travel to India for yoga training, you’d be completely immersed in the process and surrounded by like-minded people who would egg you on to complete the journey.
Learn about Ayurveda and subscribe to a naturally healthy life!
Ayurveda is a healthcare and preventative medicine system that was developed more than 5000 years ago in India. It works by identifying the ideal state of balance in a person and then providing different methods of re-establishing that balance.
Just like yoga, there’s no better place to learn about Ayurveda than India. Getting acquainted with Ayurveda can be just the right complement to yoga training. AyurYoga Eco-Ashram offers several effective Ayurveda therapy and learning programs that can be just the right add-on to your yoga training while you’re here. You can opt for these separately too.