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Jivan Chakra Foundation
Jivan Chakra Foundation is a globally recognised Multi-style Yoga Teacher Training School in Rishikesh, India. We offer yoga retreats and 100 hour, 200 hour teacher training programmes. Jivan Chakra foundation is a dedicated Hatha yoga school based in Ram Jhula, Rishikesh. Established with the aim of providing truly holistic yoga courses, our teachers aim to equip their students with ancient knowledge and techniques to transform their practice. Our teachers are extremely experienced and understand that there are many reasons that students choose to come to India to practice yoga. For some, there is a strong drive to learn as much as possible and return home as a certified yoga teacher. For others, there is a wish to come to Jivan Chakra as a retreat from the stresses of everyday life. Equally, there are many students who choose to delve more deeply into their yoga practice as part of their spiritual path and growth. For all types of students, our teachers aim to nourish the mind, body and soul during your time here, with different types of courses available depending on what you desire to explore. Please find more information about our courses here.
Rishikesh, known as the yoga capital of the world, is a town based in the beautiful foothills of the Himalayan mountains. The city is surrounded by hills of jungle, hidden temples and shrines, and the great river Ganges runs through the centre, creating a spiritually charged setting that has attracted yogis, spiritual seekers, gurus and sages since ancient times. Now, Rishikesh is home to the week long International Yoga Festival every March, and pilgrims and tourists still flock to the area which is abundant with ashrams, yoga and meditation classes. A dip in the Holy Ganges is said to purify and cleanse past karmas, and the air is charged with a spiritual energy conducive to meditation. Indeed, it is said that by meditating in Rishikesh, one can achieve ‘Moksha,’ which is liberation from the cycle of death and rebirth.
Jivan Chakra foundation is situated in Ram Jhula, in the Swarg Ashram area. Ram Jhula is dotted with shops, cafes, chai stands and yoga ashrams, the well known Parmarth Niketan being one of them. On rest days from our courses, a trip to browse the local stalls for shawls, incense, mala beads, and ayurvedic medicines, followed by a stop for chai or freshly squeezed juice by the river, is always welcomed. Inevitably you end up in conversation with fellow yogis and travellers at the local restaurants.
Aside from yoga and spirituality, Rishikesh is also a famous hub for adventure sports and outdoor activities including trekking, white water rafting, bungee jumping and camping. As such, you will never run out of activities to try during your stay here!