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Rishikesh, India


Humans alone can do Yoga. For physical health, mental peace and total being Yoga is the easiest, fastest and surest way. Yoga helps us develop so much of inner strength that even in adverse physical, mental and emotional condition, we are able to remain comparatively calm, balanced and much less affected. This is well understood when we undergo the disciplines of Yoga.

Breathing is only one of the many tools through which we get to the real Pranayama. Pranayama is to control and expand the shuttle vital force within the body to expand consciousness. Classical methods of manipulating breathing with disciplined rules of inhalation, exhalation, retention (internally and externally), joined with Mudras, Bandhas and visualization result into the happening of Pranayama.

Meditation is a happening something like sleep. We prepare to sleep but we don’t know when the sleep induces. In the same way what we do in the name of Meditation are practices to withdraw the senses from their sense objects or practices to concentration. Perfection into these results into the happening of Meditation. Sithilikarana (Relaxtion), Pratyahara (withdrawal of senses), Dharana (Concentration); follow one after another and one ripens into another culminating into Meditation.

Necessarily not. It is not the span of time that matters more in most of the cases but the intensity and the needed practices. Sanatana Yog Sandesh brings nice sequences of Yoga practices able to be performed in 90 minutes only. This combines a grand blending of Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara and Dharana which enables one to harmonize his different spheres of life. 

Yes and no both. Ailments as result of imbalanced life style such as Indigestion, Insomnia, Back-pain are well cured by Yoga. But certain cases for example Genetic problems are manageable only.

According to Yogic texts this human body is a combination of two important elements. One is the life force; prana shakti and the other is the mental force; chitta shakti. We all are composed of this prana and chitta. Balance in these two forces makes life go on smooth but imbalance between these forces causes diseases at physical, mental, emotional and psychic level. In Yoga they are termed as Pingala and Ida respectively; the two great nadis that run within the framework of the spinal cord. This life force and mental force permeate the entire body. Prana and Chitta remain separate within the body. The union of these two infinite forces in perfect balance at the top of the spinal cord brings the mind into a state of fission. This fission manifests energy and then here is an explosion of what we say as knowledge. Then the mind which is totality of awareness, karmas, emotions, thoughts is well understood and every action and reaction is handled and an individual is able to use it like a master. There is no Yoga and no evolution until an individual is able to tame these two infinite prana shakti and chitta shakti. The prana shakti can be balanced through Hatha Yoga; Asana, Pranayama, Mudra and Bandha and Chitta can be be tamed through Kriya Yoga, Nada Yoga, Mantra Yoga, and Laya Yoga etc. Thus Yoga is the most possible way which helps in the evolution of personality.

Should sweating be the outcome of Yoga then better we run for sometime as it allows us to sweat more. The at least outcome of Yoga at the gross level is relaxation.

Yoga has many disciplines/faculties and not trends. What we have commonly these days in the name of Yoga at different centres, studios and schools are Hatha Yoga Asana practices with so many different names, variations and styles. Including this there are so many physical exercises also added to asana. Hence, at present time, Yoga has become a product and it has been highly commercialised. Owing to this every teacher wants to build his own identity and he tries to make things different. These some of the things have formed different trends of Yoga and its has been growing indiscriminately.

Sanatana Yog Sandesh is formed to share the approach and experience of the different disciplines of Yoga in a practical way. We use the tools of Yoga to influence and penetrate different layers of our existence. Therefore our approach which has its roots in age old systematic function of Yoga must be experimented at least for once.

We never claim so and it is not so. “Sanatana Yog Sandesh” is simply an approach within its limitation which tends to share the experiences as a result of certain disciplines of Yoga practiced seriously, regularly and continuously.

Yes, Sanatana Yog Sandesh is a registered Yoga school with Yoga Alliance USA which provides internationally recognized Yoga teacher training courses. All graduates from the school can register themselves at Yoga Alliance USA website. We are also affiliated with Yoga Alliance International which is also an international accreditation. 

At Sanatana Yog Sandesh we offer different levels of Yoga programs such as Onsite Yoga programs in India, International Yoga programs and Online Yoga Programs which combine ideals of Tantra and different branches of Yoga such as Hatha YogaKundalini Yoga, Kriya Yoga and Raja Yoga etc. in theory and practice. They are – 

  • Onsite Hatha Yoga Teacher Trainings Courses (200, 300, 500 hours) – India and International.
  • Onsite Kundalini, Kriya, Raja Yoga Teacher Training Courses (300 Hours) – India and International.
  • Onsite Yoga, Meditation, Health, Women and Children Yoga Retreats (10, 7, 21, 10, 10 days) – India and International.
  • Discourse on Tantra and Yoga – India and International.
  • Yoga With Rohit Kumar – All Onsite/Online Yoga Teacher Training Courses, Retreats and Classes – India and International.
  • Online 200, 300, 500 Hours Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Courses, 300 Hours (Kriya, Kundalini and Raja Yoga) Teacher Training Courses, Yoga, Meditation, Health Retreat, Women and Children Yoga Retreats (7, 10, 21 Days) and Classes – India and International.
Our Yoga programs have different levels. They are – YTTC, Retreat, Yoga With Rohit Kumar and Yoga Classes – all Yoga programs are available both Onsite and Online. In the YTTC program, 200 hours Hatha YTTC is the most basic. Only after 200 hours Hatha YTTC, one can choose any 300 hours YTTC. 300 Hours Hatha YTTC is the most common that people would look for as it is an immediate extension of 200 hours Hatha YTTC. But 300 Hours Kriya, Kundalini and Raja YTTC is open only for people with spiritual orientation and special yearning to study deeper aspects of Yoga. In the Retreats, 10 days Yoga and 7 days Meditation retreat is open for everyone. 100 Hours Women and Children Yoga retreat is open only for experienced Yoga teachers who have done 200 Hours YTTC. 21 days Health and lifestyle retreat is open for everyone but we do it only on special occasions.  Yoga With Rohit Kumar includes all training in our Yoga School but it is studied privately or in small groups under Rohit Kumar only which is done only on special request. Yoga Classes are open for everyone at all times but prior appointment is necessary for this.

This is actually simple. Send us an email or directly register by filling the registration form. We reply back shortly about the availability of the place. If the place is available, then you need to pay the deposit amount for the final registration. Then please send us the receipt of the payment of the deposit amount via email or any other you may find easy for you. As soon as we receive your message of the payment, we will send you the confirmation about it. Then you may come on due date for the concerned Yoga program. 

  • The school offers different Yoga programs worldwide. Therefore we have different prices. For exact information about fee, please refer to the relevant pages of the concerned programs.  
  • The payment of fee is non-refundable. 
  • If an individual after payment is unable to join the desired program/course/retreat, then alternatively we can consider (only in the exceptional situation) the payment done as advance payment for the similar course/retreat/program that he/she or anyone else like near relatives/friends etc. might attend in the future.
  • Anyone with financial limitation may request for payment in instalments or some relaxation in the mentioned fee. This is done on individual basis only after proper conversation about the detailed circumstances of the individual.
  • Regarding fee, Overseas means people living/working outside India, NRI means Non-resident Indians living/working outside India and Indian means people living/working in India.

What is included in the program fee (India) – Accommodation (Shared accommodation & Private rooms), Course material (books, notebook, pen, Jala Neti pot), Private Yoga consultation, Vegetarian food (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner), Weekend excursions (Temple visit for the Rising sun, visit nearby temples, Ram Jhula, Laxman Jhula, Rishikesh city) and Wi-fi etc.

What is not included in the program fee (India, International) –  Flight tickets, airport pick up and drop, longer tours and trips around, travel and cancellation insurance, medical assistance and things for personal requirements.

International Inclusion and Exclusion – In the International Yoga programs, we offer different inclusions which we mention in the relevant Yoga program but exclusions are the same as for Yoga programs in India.

Fee categories – Yoga Teacher Training Course (in India, International, Online), Yoga Retreat (in India, International, Online), Yoga Class – Workshop, Therapy, Study of Scriptures, Counselling (in India, International, Online).

Yes, our prices are affordable but higher compared to most schools in Rishikesh and India. 

Our Yoga program fee has been considered from various angles. Unlike any other business entity, we pay more attention on the quality of service we offer than the quantity of benefits we accrue from a business. The reason behind is very simple that we provide nicer facilities during our Yoga programs, the best level of education to the participants, free lifetime support regarding education and guidelines to the passed out students, best remuneration to the teachers and people who help us in the functioning of the Yoga programs such as cooking, cleaning, managing and so on and many other possible helps which the participants many need such as private care regarding study and coaching for their well-being. These all cost a lot which we share happily among all who are with us in this journey. These are the main reasons behind our standards of Yoga program fee.

International Yoga program is a unique approach for conducting Yoga programs worldwide. As a School we offer this opportunity with interested Yoga Schools/Yoga Studios/Yoga Teachers worldwide in collaboration and good faith. The lead trainer Rohit Kumar also travels across for conducting Yoga teacher training courses, retreats and Yoga classes. Therefore upon proper enquiry/invitation/collaboration/arrangements we can organize the agreed Yoga courses/retreats/classes in any part of the world.

Yoga with Rohit Kumar (ONSITE and ONLINE or anyone of these) is Yoga training with, Founder Rohit Kumar. He is the only instructor and lead trainer for any study. In special circumstances there can be one more assistant teachers to facilitate the process. The Yoga program here includes only classes and education. Accommodation, food, study materials and other things need to be organized by students themselves.

Online Yoga  – The Online Yoga teaching programs include Online Yoga Teacher Training Courses, Online Yoga Retreats and Online Yoga Classes of different nature. All sessions in each online Yoga teacher training course are combined with LIVE ONLINE CLASSES, SELF-STUDY, ASSIGNMENTS and RECORDED VIDEOS etc. according to the concerned program. We have had great success from the last year 2015 since when a lot of people from Scandinavian countries and Europe have been reached.

Medium of service – Via SKYPE, ZOOM and other available online mediums such as Facebook and Google etc. whichever works apt at the time.

We are not strict about it. However we prefer students to use white clothes and modest dress respectful for the culture of the place.

For all courses and retreats at all places in India as well as overseas, we recommend that students should arrive a day before the course begins. The first day in the morning around 10am inauguration ceremony takes place followed by other classes and programs. On the last day of the course, at 10am the graduation/certification ceremony takes place. After that students are free to plan their further trips of departure. Only in the exceptional cases, we change the time of inauguration and certification which we inform the participants.

In Rishikesh mostly yes, there is free Wi-Fi within the campus and one can easily access. Sometimes the Wi-Fi gets bungled because of weather and other reason. If we organize the course deep in the mountains then Wi-Fi may be tricky. During international Yoga programs we try our best to maintain the Wi-Fi facility. However, during the Yoga programs try to restrict use of internet to avoid distractions in life. 

In India in order to come to Rishikesh, the main international airport is India Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi. The closest domestic airport is jolly Grant Dehradun Airport.

The most convenient way is to take a flight from Delhi to Dehradun. Dehradun domestic airport is around 15 km from Rishikesh. From Dehradun local cars are easily available to come to Rishikesh. One can also take a car from Delhi airport to Rishikesh which is around 6 hours car drive. The car fare from Delhi to Rishikesh is around 6000INR and from Dehradun to Rishikesh is 1500INR. If we have your flight details then we may arrange your airport pick up from Delhi and Dehradun at a reasonable price. You may send us your flight details and request for the airport pick up to avoid unnecessary hassle of looking for taxis in a new place.

From November to February, the weather is colder. From March weather becomes warm. April and May is hot. From June, rain begins to start. From June to August we have sufficient rain. Sometimes in September also rain happens. This is how the weather in Rishikesh may be experienced. The Heat, Cold and Rain – all are at their youth when they come. Therefore, please carry suitable cloths and things of need during different weathers.

Yes. There are a few things which you may need. They are – appropriate shoes, flip-flops, personal lock, required oil, moisturizers, spray, essential oils, electrolytes, articles for individual hygiene, hand sanitizer, antiseptics, general medicines, medicines of daily need which have been prescribed, phone, computer, local Indian sim card, hot water bottle, alarm clock, adaptor plug, torch light, rain jacket, umbrella and some special food from your country which you may need to keep you energetic in a different country and weather.

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