Rishikesh

After Thailand, I headed to India. I’ve been in Rishikesh for the past 2 weeks doing a yoga teacher intensive class.

Rishikesh is known as a pilgrimage town and regarded as a holy place to Hindus. Hindu sages and saints have visited Rishikesh since ancient times to meditate in search of higher knowledge. Rishikesh is known as the yoga capital of the world. There are many yoga teacher certification classes here.

The Ganga passes through Rishikesh. The Ganga is a trans-boundary river of Asia which flows through India and Bangladesh. The 2,525 km (1,569 mi) river rises in the western Himalayas in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, and flows south and east through the Gangetic Plain of North India into Bangladesh, where it empties into the Bay of Bengal. It is the third largest river in the world by discharge. It is a holy river to hindus.

The food is amazing, but the indian spice has definitely taken a toll on my stomach.

After doing some research online for a 2 week program, I came across a yoga teacher class that looked good, Hari Om Yoga Vidya.

The past 2 weeks have been amazing and full of challenges. The daily schedule was full.

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The teachers were knowledgeable and well practiced in their fields. My classmates were so lovely and came from all over the globe.

During one weekend, my classmates and I headed over to a nearby waterfall.

I am so thankful for my time and experiences in Rishikesh. Here is a poi offering for my time here:

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