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Welcome to Trika Yoga in Rishikesh! Trika - Rishikesh teaches the classic program from the beginners’ First Level Intensive Course through Agama's Course Level 14. From there, we encourage our students to continue their studies under the direct guidance of Swami Vivekananda in Thailand.
Students may join Trika’s First Level Intensive Course at any time, and may repeat any days at no extra charge. A student’s completion of Level 1 entitles him or her to a Trika Yoga achievement certificate (please note that this is not a teachers' training certificate). Trika’s Yoga training programs are registered with both Yoga Alliance and the International Yoga Federation. Please note that Trika does not host any Yoga teacher training program; Agama Yoga's annual teacher training programs - two 12-week courses, one in winter, one in summer, and each with a maximum of 24 students - both take place on Koh Phangan island in Southern Thailand. See our comprehensive TTC section for all details related to those courses.
It is necessary for a student to complete 13 full days of Level 1 to be qualified to continue with Level 2. If a student has not fully completed all 24 days of Level 1, he or she is required to do so while attending Level 2.
Trika is willing to offer any course up to Level 14. A minimum of five students are needed in order to open a course. If interested, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. At the moment we offer upper levels upon request, and in the future we will have them scheduled throughout the year.
Indian Khushru Mistry, who has been teaching since 2002, leads teachings at the Agama branch in Rishikesh, the Himalayan holy town once home to the great Swami Sivananda as well as other revered and beloved yogis. The course is taught in Swargashram, Ram Jhoola (Ram Bridge, the first bridge just past the taxi stand), Rishikesh.
From Delhi to Hardiwar or Rishikesh:
1) Taxi from Delhi to Rishikesh is about Rs2,500- 4,000, depending on time of year and holidays.
2) Train from Delhi to Hardiwar. You can go to any travel agent in Pahar Ganj (opposite the New Delhi Railway Station) and they will help you book a train. You want to take a train from New Delhi to Hardiwar, which usually costs Rs 200-400. Be aware of when your stop is coming up; talk to the people on the train and ask for their help locating your stop. Hardiwar is not the train’s final stop.
3) Bus from Delhi to Rishikesh. Government buses leave every half hour and cost about Rs200-250. You need to go to the ISBT bus stand at Kashmiri Gate. It is recommended to take the high-tech bus leaving at 7:30 or 22:30 for approximately Rs260.
From Hardiwar to Rishikesh:
1. A local bus (approximately Rs20-25) will take you to the Rishikesh bus stand, where you can pick up a rickshaw (approximately Rs30) to Ram Jhoola taxi stand.
2. An auto rickshaw (Rs200-300 for a private ride) takes approximately one hour directly to Ram Jhoola taxi stand. If you take a shared rickshaw it will cost approximately Rs20-30 (this means that the driver can fill it with anyone he wants and as many people as he wants; the ride will take longer because you will stop more often).
3. A private taxi will cost Rs650 -700 and also take you directly to Ram Jhoola taxi stand.
From Ram Jhoola Taxi Stand to Trika
To find the Trika Yoga Hall, cross the Ram Jhoola Bridge into Swargashram. Bear immediately right and then left. Walk straight and you will pass by the well known restaurant Chotiwalla on your left. Continue up the twisting path, pass an ATM machine on your left, and follow the road into a large open yard. Swargashram Gaddi Hall will be right in front of you. You have to pass through a small gate to enter the courtyard in front of the Yoga hall.
We are here every day except Sunday, holding Level 1 classes from 8:30-10:30, 16:00-18:00, and 19:00-20:30. Course Levels 2 and 3 are held in the afternoons from 11:30-15:30.
The first day you attend the course you get a discounted trial fee of Rs. 200 for the whole day. This fee does not apply to those who have attended the course at a previous time or other agama centers.
The course fee is Rs 500 per day, which includes a 2 hour yoga class in the morning (presentation of the new asana for the day and hatha yoga session), 2 hour evening hatha yoga session, and 1-2 hours evening lecture. If one decides to attend the whole 1st level course and pays in advance (within the first week of starting the course), they receive a discount, coming to a total of Rs. 10,500
If you are only interested in attending 1 hatha yoga class it is Rs. 250
Attendance to evening lectures only is available for Rs.100. Please register with teacher upon arrival
There are many places to stay in the Ram Jhoola area. Many of our students choose to stay in various guesthouses within five minutes’ walk of the Yoga hall. There are rooms directly across from the Yoga hall, as well as five minutes’ walk east toward Laxman Jhoola and five minutes’ walk west toward accommodation overlooking the Ganges River. Any teacher can help direct you when you arrive.
Rooms range within Rs150-400 (most cost Rs150-200 per day). Some have a space for a kitchen setup, but you must supply the kitchenware. Some places, however, have a communal kitchen and refrigerator (such as Sudesh, Ananda, and Sarika), while others offer only a room. Most places have a hot shower, although it is always good to check before committing to stay in the room.
If you eat out: You can eat thali for Rs30 or the average cost for a meal is Rs50-100.
If you cook for yourself it’s much cheaper, on average Rs25 per meal. Local stores rent out stoves. Or you can stay in a place where there is a communal kitchen and pay a small fee to use it daily.
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