Philosophy and Meditation
Nalin Sharma was born into a traditional Brahmin family and grew up in a very spiritual environment. He has written books on Vedanta and spirituality.
We are a Yoga school and retreat centre located in Rishikesh, India, tucked away in the foothills of the Himalayas. Here at Anadi Yoga Centre, we offer the chance to practice, study and live the full Yoga lifestyle, all while soaking up the rich and spiritual culture of an ancient city that is known as the 'Yoga Capital of the World.' We are dedicated to Yoga as a lifestyle and to providing all of our students with an authentic and enriching environment to study and dive deeper into their own spiritual path. Our name ‘Anadi’ is an ancient Indian Sanskrit word meaning ‘eternal’, where there is no beginning and no end. This word is used when describing the soul or pure consciousness, from which everything in our universe has come to be. Yoga is all about the journey from yourself to yourself and your pure consciousness, and this is why the word ‘Anadi’ was chosen for our school. Before we introduce ourselves, it is perhaps best to first explain what yoga means to us.
Historically, the knowledge of Vedas (ancient Indian scriptures) was taught orally and with time while scripts were written to pass down this treasure to future generations, much of it remained encrypted and inaccessible to the common man.
The great sage Patanjali succinctly encapsulated the wisdom of yoga in his 197 yoga sutras and many modern day translations of his works have today allowed people to understand the nuances and intricacies of the theory of yoga. However, it has been observed that there were crucial details and concepts which Patanjali presumably expected us to already know before studying his enriching yet compendious ‘Sutras’.
Following Patanjali, many sages such as Vayasa, Vicaspati Misra (in 15th Century), Sankara (in 17th century), Ramananda Saraswati and Hariharananda Aranya wrote about the science, art and philosophy of yoga. The knowledge of yoga was thus preserved and even propelled through centuries. Later Swami Vivekanada and Yogananda dedicated their life to the resurgence of yoga. In fact, they introduced yoga and its significance for those seeking spiritual bliss in the West in early 1900s.
Yoga has existed for more than 700 years and has found its place and relevance even today despite so much of this ancient practice being lost in time and translation.Today, millions across the globe practice and study yoga. However, unfortunately yoga in most parts of the world has been relegated to only asana practice. Indeed, the physical health benefits of yoga have been scientifically proven to be beneficial. However, true seekers will realize that a steady dedicated practice leads to not just an invigorated body but also an awakened and calm mind. At Anadi, we respectfully bow to our ancestors and have devoted our lives to studying yoga.
Our Vision ‘Uttishat Jagrat Prapya Varranibodhat’ translates as ‘ Arise, awake…get enlightened from the realized one.’ We are dedicated to uncovering and extricating the lost fragments of yoga with our Abhayasa (discipline) and saadhna (practice). After being associated with yoga for numerous years, this team came together to initiate a place for studying yoga and continuing our relentless endeavor to help students from world over to collectively continue its legacy.
Yoga enables one to optimize their body, mind and soul so that he or she may connect to his or her true self, the innate honest essence which transcends and connects to the supreme source and all other living beings in existence. Yoga helps experience and realize the unbound life force that manifests itself in all living forms as an extension of the unbound supreme energy.
Our teachers share the philosophy of Anadi to teach with passion, compassion and devotion. Each teacher brings in their unique style, creativity and genuineness to an ever evolving platform of Anadi with a focus on theory of yoga, principles of alignment, infusing traditional approach with new innovative methods and a keen eye for detail. We are committed to providing our students with an insight to the scientific and wholesome experience and expect the same discipline and diligence from them.read more...
Anadi Yoga Centre offers 200 hour yoga teacher training courses in Rishikesh, India. Our courses are certified by Yoga Alliance. Anadi Yoga Centre serves to provide their students with an understanding of traditional Hatha Yoga practice while also sharing their teachings of theory and yoga philosophy from basic to advance levels. The fees for our teacher training courses include food, private accommodation with attached bath, yoga mat, course materials and local sightseeing (rafting in the sacred Ganga River and trekking through the foothills of the Himalayas). The booking amount ($200 non-refundable deposit towards course fees) should be paid with application and the remaining fees can be paid upon arrival. Upon successfully completing the course, students can register with Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher.read more...
Anadi Yoga Centre offers residential 300 hour teacher training courses in Rishikesh, India. Our courses are certified by Yoga Alliance. We serve to provide our students with an understanding of traditional Hatha & Ashtanga practice while sharing teachings of theory and yoga philosophy from basic to advance levels. Course fees include three meals daily, private accommodation with attached bath, yoga mat, course materials and local sightseeing (rafting/trekking). The $200 USD booking amount should be paid once application is accepted, the remaining fees can be paid upon arrival. Upon successfully completing a course, one can register with Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher.read more...
|What makes Anadi Yoga Centre different?|
Almost every person traveling to Rishikesh, ‘Yoga Capital of the World,’ comes with expectations.
Yoga Alliance Registry provides certification to Yoga schools all over the world which qualify their requirements and maintains standards set by YAR. Once you get a certification from a RYS (Registered Yoga School) you are worldwide taken as trained Yoga teacher. A RYS provides certification for Teacher’s Training course for 200hrs, 300hrs and 500hrs. Their details can be seen at.
|Yoga and its traditional elements|
|Discover India's Rich Culture with us|
Sundays are a day to take a break from studies and recharge. We head out of our centre to enjoy the incredible beauty of Rishikesh. Some of our excursions take our students to Moni Baba Cave where students learn about India’s ancient Hindu culture and experience the wonder of a place filled with spirituality. Other excursions will also take our students into the mountains to ancient Hindu temples to experience a yoga class in the serene and peaceful surroundings, or perhaps to watch the magic of an Indian sunrise over the foothills of the Himalayas. Depending on the season, we are able to take our students on Wherever your day off takes you, we are sure that it will be filled with new experiences, adventure, and fun!
Witnessing the spectacle of Ganga evening Aarti is a blissful experience. The melody of ringing bells and the sparkling Ganga River due to the brightly lighted lamps culminates to form a unforgettable experience. The enchanted devotees offering their prayers to the holy river adds a lot of exuberance to the whole set up. Ganga Aarti at Parmarth Niketan is organized and performed by ashram residents, particularly the children (students) who are studying the Vedas there. The ceremony commences with the singing of bhajans, prayers, and a purifying and sacred ritual that takes place around a fire, with the offerings made to Agni, the fire god. The lamps are lit and the aarti takes place as the final part of the ceremony. The children sing along with the spiritual head of the ashram, in sweet, haunting voices. A huge statue of Lord Shiva overlooks the proceedings.
Just a short walk from our centre, you will find the Holy Ganga (Ganges) River. This river flows from the Eastern Himalayas through northern India and is considered one of the most spiritual places on earth. At Anadi, our students will experience an outdoor yoga class on the beach next to the Ganga river. Meditating to the soothing sound of the river and practicing yoga asana in the natural beauty of the surrounding mountains is an experience that won’t soon be forgotten!
|Accommodation and facilities|
Anadi Yoga Centre offers the convenience of having all our facilities in one building. Our accommodations, yoga halls, restaurant and reception are all located under the same roof making our students days with us comfortable and stress free!
Each student of Anadi Yoga Centre will be provided with their own private room with en-suite bathroom. Each room at our centre has a balcony with a fantastic view of nature and Rishikesh!
Our restaurant is located on the ground floor of our building and provides a comfortable place for students to enjoy their healthy wholesome meals. Our students are provided with 3 meals daily as well as unlimited filtered water.
Our Library is located on the ground floor of our building and provides a comfortable place for students to sitout and read.
|Some more reasons you'll love staying with us:|
Your own private room and bathroom to take
Three nutritious yogic meals a day to re-energize you throughout the day
Fast and free Wi-Fi for
staying connected with
|Yoga Teachers Training Course|
Day Schedule Monday to Saturday, Sunday off
|05:30 am||Wake Up|
|06:00 am – 6:15 am||Herbal Tea|
|06:15 am– 6:45 am||Nasal cleansing|
|06:45 am- 08:45 am||Asana, Pranayama|
|9:00 am- 10:00 am||Breakfast|
|10:00 am– 11:00 am||Philosophy|
|11:10 am- 12:10 pm||Mantra Chanting|
|12:15 pm– 01:15 pm||Anatomy|
|01:30 pm – 02:30 pm||Lunch|
|03:00 pm to 4:00 pm||Adjustment & Alignment|
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|04:45 pm – 6:15 pm||Asana Practice|
|06:30 pm – 7:15 pm||Meditation, Yoga Nidra|
|07:30 pm – 8:30 pm||Dinner|
|09:30 pm||Lights Off|