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A Welcome Note to our Upcoming October 2014 YTT Students!

The weather of Rishikesh usually remains favorable throughout the year and never goes to extreme. During the month of October, the weather conditions are very pleasant and temperate in Rishikesh; not too cold or too hot. The temperature varies from 17 degree Celsius to 30 degree Celsius. It is also the best time for River Rafting.

The start of October marks the end of monsoon and beginning of winters. The pleasant weather inspires one to explore the beauty of the city.

The Ajarya Yoga Academy 200 hr Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training Course is set to begin from October 06 at Rishikesh.

We are especially happy to have students from all over the World in this batch.

We look forward to receive you all and help shape you into better practitioners & teachers!

This post is restricted to the arriving trainees for the October 2014 TTC.

Through your comments below, feel free to connect with your fellow batchmates. You can get to know each other better, sync your travel plans or your transit stays at New Delhi OR just talk about anything under the sun!
Just to let you know, we will be organizing the following:

(1) Some pre – TTC recreation on Arrival, through a Group visit to the Taj Mahal, Agra October 04, 6 am onwards)
(2) Group transfer between Delhi and Rishikesh (October 05, 6 am onwards), for a safe, economical and hassle-free transfer for you.
(3) Return transfer from Rishikesh to Delhi after the closing ceremony (November 02) to get you back to central New Delhi / Airport for your return

The above are OPTIONAL.

Simply, let us know your interest in these through the comments below.
We look forward to having you all over in September!

Comments (16)

  1. Colleen M Wilde said on 07-08-2014

    Hello everyone!
    My name is Colleen and I am originally from the States. However, I have been living abroad for the last 6 years (France and South Korea) working as a dancer and English teacher. I have wanted to come to India to study yoga for quite some time, so I am so happy to finally be doing it with Ajarya. I can’t wait to meet you all and start our yoga journey together.
    I won’t be able to join you all for the Taj trip. My flight gets in that evening. Has anyone settled on a place to stay in New Delhi? Maybe we can try to coordinate staying at the same hostel/hotel to meet up and say hello, and make it easier for pick up for the journey to Rishikesh.
    Looking forward to getting to know everyone! ^_^

  2. Tayla Leigh said on 09-08-2014

    Hey there Colleen and other aspiring yogis

    I am an australian who has been travelling for the past year and decided on this YTT with Ajarya as a last stop before I go home.

    I decided I must do a yoga teacher training course late last year in a moment of clarity when walking El Camino De Santiago. This has definitely been my main focus do goal reaching this year and feel relieved to have finally decided on a place.

    Colleen I would love to Co-ordinate hotels with you and any other fellow students. I am quite nervous about being in Dehli for a few days prior to the commencement of the course and would really help buffer the cultural shock to be with some one else who may know what to expect and be able to help or who is also going through the same thing.

    I would love to go to the Taj Mahal but if I won’t get to meet any one before hand in think I will give it a miss and just arrive on the 4th of October.

    So much to do but can’t wait for this new experience…


    • Colleen M Wilde said on 09-08-2014

      Hi Tayla,

      A friend of mine is meeting up with me in Delhi after the yoga course. We were planning to see the Taj Mahal then. You’re welcome to join us for that trip, as well! ^_^ It will be fun to have a little group.

      • Tayla Leigh said on 11-08-2014

        Aww thank you Colleen, that would be awesome.

        I think I will go ahead and book my flight to Dehli in that case. Any idea of what Hotel you want to book? I have been inquiring a little about hotels. Looking for something that will do a transport transfer. Will be so nice to meet you there…

        When are you thinking of booking?

        Also my face book is under the email of tayla.jones@live.com.au if you or any other student wants to connect there. Put a face to a name! :)

  3. Shoshana Roselinsky said on 09-08-2014

    Hello all! My name is Shoshana. I am from the states, but I am currently living in South Korea teaching English. (Colleen are you in Korea now? If so where are you living?)
    I am really excited to come to India to study yoga. Yoga has been an important part of my life for many years, and I can’t wait to deepen my practice through this teacher training.
    I am also interested staying at the same hotel/hostel as others in Delhi. Would be great to help share cost and have others to experience India for the first time with! Colleen and Tayla do either of you have ideas for a place? I am thinking of getting to Delhi on the 3rd.
    Feel free to add me on facebook anyone, might make it easier to message a coordinate plans.
    Well really looking forward to this experience and can’t wait to meet everyone!

  4. Catherine Levesque said on 10-08-2014

    Hello Everyone!
    I have been thinking of doing a TTC course for a long time now, and am very excited to finally have found a place, in India! I am a french canadian girl, and have been travelling a lot in the past years and India has always been a place I wanted to visit.
    Even if I have traveled on my own thoughout Asia and Nepal, being a single women in India makes me a little nervous, it would be great to meet some of you before the course. I will arrive in Dehli on the 1st of october and it would be great if we could organise a hotel together! I also would like to join the Taj tour, if anyone else is interested!
    A friend of mine lives in Dehli now and I am hoping to catch up and visit the city with him for a day, so anyone is welcome to join us!
    I can’t wait to meet all of you,

  5. Adela Kucharovicova said on 11-08-2014

    Hi all yoga mates!
    I ‘m Adela and coming from heart of Europe – Slovakia. My actual job is hand/made producer. This is my second visit to India. Yoga is very important for me and I would like to spread my knowledge about yoga and all related. I’m planing to come 1 week before start YTT and travel(thinking about Kerala).
    This is my full name for FB contact – Adela Kucharovicova
    I’m looking forward to this new experience and new meetings!

  6. Sachin Sawant said on 17-08-2014

    Hello Everyone,

    Here is the first guy on this blog. My name is Sachin Sawant and I am an Indian living in the UK. I have been born and brought up in Mumbai, India and am a qualified lawyer on the Mumbai High Court. I speak the local language for Delhi and Rishikesh, i.e. Hindi, so can be of assistance to the group throughout.

    I have lived in the States for about 3 years working with Banks and since last 2 years I have been living in London.

    I have been practising Yoga for a while now and want to further my knowledge. I intend to teach yoga. My vision is to combine Yoga and Life Coaching which I have been doing for a while now.

    My travel plans are not finalized yet. I am definitely not taking the direct transfers from the Delhi Airport to the Centre, as I want to enjoy the journey and want to experience real incredible India.
    I am thinking of taking a flight from London to Delhi Airport, then a train to Haridwar and then maybe a cab/rickshaw(tuk tuk) to the Centre. If anyone wants to join me on the journey from Delhi Airport to the Centre, I would be happy to have a companion.

    I will be doing some tourism in Rishikesh for sure, but have not yet decided about any tourism in Delhi. That being said, I will be flexible enough to join in with the group for any tourism/activities, if I can be of any help since I am an Indian Male speaking the local language. I will try and keep two days before and after the course to accomodate any last minute tourism plans.

    Feel free to connect with me on Facebook or drop me an email if you have any questions. My email id is sachin.sawant365@gmail.com

    Thank you for your time. I look forward to learning with you all.

    Sachin Sawant

    • Shoshana Roseljnsky said on 22-08-2014

      Hi Sachin,
      I am interested in going to rishikesh by train. What day are you planning on traveling?

  7. Colleen M Wilde said on 18-08-2014

    Hello again everyone,
    I haven’t booked a hostel/hotel yet, but I’m thinking of staying at the Moustache Hostel. It has really good reviews on HostelBookers, and all the amenities of a perfect backpacker hostel. What do you think?

    Shoshana – I’m not in Korea at the moment. I lived in Seoul for 4 years, and I am currently on other adventures before coming to India. I’d love to chat about life in Korea!

    I can’t believe it’s mid-August already! We will be seeing each other soon! ^_^
    ~ Colleen

    • Shoshana Roseljnsky said on 22-08-2014

      Hi Colleen,
      I was also looking at moustache hostel. It looks like a good spot to me. I would definitely stay there in Delhi. And yes October is coming up quick! Can’t wait to meet everyone!

    • catherine Levesque said on 27-08-2014

      The moustache Hotel works for me as well, seems like a nice place! I will arrive there around the 1st of october! See you there! :)

  8. Sachin Sawant said on 20-08-2014

    Hello Everyone,

    Update on my travel arrangements……..

    My flight from New Delhi will be reaching Jolly Grant Airport (Dehradun) on 4 October at 3.20pm. If anyone is reaching the airport on or about the same time and is happy to share a cab, please let me know.

    Further, if anyone is reaching the Swarg Ashram area on or before 4 October, please let me know. I would be happy to accompany you and hang around the local area in the evening (of 4th Oct).

    Many thanks.

  9. Colleen M Wilde said on 10-09-2014

    Just booked in a female dorm at the Moustache Hostel. I arrive the evening of the 4th. Getting excited!

  10. Sarah said on 30-09-2014

    Hey Everyone,
    I’m Sarah from Germany and very excited to meet you all in just a couple of days!!
    I’m arriving at Delhi airport on Sunday around 9am, so I can’t go on the Taj Mahal trip. My flight back from Delhi is on 5th November and I really would like to see Taj Mahal then.
    Have a save trip to India and see you soon!

  11. Sarah Finckh said on 30-09-2014

    Hey Everyone,
    I’m Sarah from Germany and I’m very excited about taking this course in Rishikesh. I will arrive at Delhi airport on Sunday around 8.30am. My flight back home will be on 5th of November, so I plan to use this time to see Taj Mahal etc… and would be happy if someone is going to join me then. See you soon!
    you find me in facebook: Sarah Finckh – the picture shows me standing in front of an iceberg

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