Students are required to contribute one hour per day to our Karma Yoga program. Work can be assigned such as cleaning, gardening, cooking and general campus maintenance. Otherwise, students are asked to propose a special project, according to their talents and needs of the ashram family and village community such as children or women’s yoga workshops on Sundays. Read more about Karma Yoga
Student Interest & Qualifications
This program will be of interest to anyone who wants to learn the fundamentals of traditional Hatha yoga. All participants will finish the program with a strong self-practice, the knowledge and skill to maintain a healthy body through discipline and lifestyle. Those who want to be teachers will also gain the confidence and certification to guide students in the original yogic healing practice. Applicants must be capable of sustaining rigorous physical and mental education for 30 days.
100% attendance in all classes is required.
Students must adhere to the ashram code of conduct at all times.
Student withdrawal is unfortunate, and non-refundable.
Required Documents, Texts & Items
‘Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha’ by Swami Satyananda Saraswati
Other required reading will be sent in documents via email
Assignments: Some reading and writing work will be assigned prior to arrival to help students prepare, and to free some time while at the ashram.
Uniform: 2 sets of white cotton yoga pajama bottom and top, loose fitting and modest. High quality, Rajasthani cotton uniforms are available at the ashram. Include your request with registration application.
Valid Passport and Visa, or Indian citizenship
Proof of payment
(Email) Letter of acceptance
Yogeshwar Surajnath Siddh, RYT 500
Ashram leader, founder of Rajasthan Hatha Yoga Institute, and President of Shridev Trust, Surajnath is the program?s host and facilitator. With an M.A in Yoga Psychology, Bihar School of Yoga, Munger, he specializes in traditional Hatha and Tantra Yoga. His mission at the ashram is to deliver yogic wellness practices, education, and spiritual upliftment to all, in the pursuit of a world that is harmonized by love and peace. You can read more about him at GURU BIO. And you can enjoy his blog at Suraj Darshan
Sarah Appelt, 1000 RYT, Germany
Living in India since 2009, trained in traditional Hatha Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Ashthanga Yoga, Yoga Flow, and specializing in Nada Yoga. Certified Thai Yoga and Ayurveda Massage therapist.
BAMS, M.D. (Ayurved- Panchkarma), National Institute of Ayurved, Jaipur; Rajasthan, Ayurveda Institute, Jodhpur -Lecturer and medical officer; author of Concise Panchkarma.
Dr. Ram Dev
Physician of preventive and social medicine in Jodhpur hospital; Assistant Lecturer – Anatomy and Physiology
Michael Ewertz, 700 RYT, Germany
Yoga for Michael is more than just asana. His Frankfurt studio offers deeper insights to all 8 limbs of Yoga. During this YTTC he will teach a variety of slow Vinyasa Yoga with guidance for students in the art of sequencing Hatha Asana accurately for wellness, peace of mind, and deep relaxation. From his Buddhist background, components of meditation and compassion find their way into a friendly atmosphere with an aim to introduce students to the love of self through Yoga that he has discovered. Certified in Acupressure and Thai Yoga Massage, Kriya Yoga initiate.
Guests & Consultants
Dr. Kamakhya Kumar
Associate Professor, Dept. of Yoga & Health, Dev SAnskriti Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar; Editor in Chief of Applied Yogic Science; Founder Indian Association of Yoga. Author of many publications, including Yoga Psychology – A Handbook of Yogic Psychotherapy, Dr. Kumar will be RHYI’s consultant in our Yoga Therapy lectures and activities.
Dr. Mrinalini Kumari
PG Dip in Yoga Edu; Certified in Naturopathy and Acupressure. Published yoga researcher and writer, 8 years experience as a lifestyle, diet, yoga, alternative medicine consultant, counselor, healer and therapist. Dr. Kumari will be Shri Jasnath Asan’s consultant in curriculum development and course coordination, ensuring our students receive the best education.
The residential program also includes:
Double occupancy room with washroom attached, or in the community center
Three organic, Sattvic meals daily, including 2 chai or coffee
1 excursion to local temple plus 1 overnight stay at our Eco Retreat . Sleep under the stars in complete, desert silence! Other trips available upon request.
Havan & Puja daily in the temple.
Private spiritual counseling with Yogeshwar Surajnath Siddh
Transportation to and from Jodhpur airport or train station
AFTER: Finish your Yoga Teacher Training in Rajasthan with an overnight camel safari into the tunes. Stay in a royal tent, watch indigenous desert dancers, have dinner & satsang under the stars, and finish with yoga at sunrise in the sane and a tour of an 1,100 year old mother goddess temple.
Continue your stay…
Of course, you are welcome to stay on at the ashram at the program’s conclusion for some R & R on your own either as a paying guest Your Stay at SJA or in our Karma Yoga program as a guest teacher.
Shri Jasnath Asan’s Teacher-In-Residence Program
You need to provide proof of 45 hours of teaching in three years to Yoga Alliance to retain your credential. Consider our 8 week Teacher-In-Residence program to accumulate some or all of your hours. We offer 6 morning classes weekly for adults, and 6 evening childrens classes. You can teach in any of these blocks. Supervision, guidance, and feedback is provided. There is no fee for this program, and no compensation. However, your housing, meals, and local transportation will be provided. Certificate of completion is available for your submission to Yoga Alliance.
Code of Conduct
A consistent practice of a healthy lifestyle begins with change and the adoption of new habits that are in line with your life purpose and goals.The code of conduct and schedule we have designed is based on the practical experience of thousands of spiritual visitors to this region â€“ they are scientific and rational. Keeping to this code of conduct and schedule creates a very conducive atmosphere for transformation, and breaking them corrupts it.
Prohibited: killing, stealing, lying, cruelty to animals, people, or plants
Those arriving at the ashram as couples are not restricted from intimacy except in public. Otherwise romantic interaction with ashram residents or visitors is strictly prohibited.
Modesty in clothing is required, suited to the spiritual nature of the ashram and the customs of the region. Sunbathing is only permitted on the roof top with privacy.
Women will cover their heads with a scarf in the temple and are restricted from these areas during menses.
Residents are required to bathe daily, and before entering the temple. They are required to keep their rooms and clothes neat and clean. A modern laundry facility is available free of charge.
Guests and residents are required to participate in the ashram family life/system: karma yoga, meals, kirtan, classes, etc.
Yoga training participants will observe Mauna (silence) from the conclusion of Puja until conclusion of meditation class the following morning
Early Bird Price: EUR 1108 OCT 2020(always if you come with 2 participants): EUR 1208 JAN 2021: EUR 1408 FEB 2021: EUR 1508
Applicants must be capable of sustaining rigorous physical and mental education for 30 days.
After reserving your seat, you will receive a registration form.
50% deposit is required to reserve your seat. Instructions for payment will be sent to you once you receive your email acceptance letter. USD Payment options include: bank transfer, Pay Pal, Personal Check. The balance is payable on campus in Rajasthan when you arrive. The balance is payable in USD, Euro or Rupees.
All fees are non-refundable. However, if you register and then some unforeseen circumstance arises, preventing you from attending the course, a “Rain Check” can be issued so you can apply your payment to the next available program.