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Please help me study 500YTT

Please help me study 500YTT

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Since I began Yoga 13 years ago, I knew it was an art I could and wanted to dedicate myself to. The time has come for me to address the last great gap in my formal Yoga education. Even after achieving this I will always remain a student of Yoga, but any further learning will be through experience and learning lessons taught by my own students.

Later this year, I intend to study my RYT500 (Hatha Yoga advanced instructor) at the Rishikulyogshala school in Rishikesh India. It is a 2 month course which will cost $3000, excluding travel expenses. This also means I would be without a salary for 2 months, while still needing to obviously cover rent and other obligations whilst away on this pilgrimage.

Studying my RYT500 is a career goal, life goal and spiritual goal. I feel now is the time to pursue my highest life goal before I am no longer able, and end up with regrets.

The advantages of studying in India go beyond mere international registration. India, and Rishikesh specifically, is where Yoga all began, it is the holiest site for yogis and is also a pilgrimage site for Hindus around the world. Rishikulyogshala is registered with the International Yoga Alliance and the USA Yoga Alliance.

The following is a quote from Rishikulyogshala's webpage:

Upon earning the highly recognized and cherished title of being a 500 Hour Yoga Teacher, the sky is the limit. You may continue the divine path of yoga as a crucial messenger and preacher of its healing treasures to the world. Or, you can venture even further and enrol in specialized yoga programs. Our 500 Hour YTT certification also validates your credentials as an evolved yoga teacher and practitioner exhibiting the finest standards of the art on a global spectrum. This validation awards you the privilege of getting the prestigious title and recognition under Yoga Alliance as the 500 RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher).

Unfortunately, achieving this goal will not be possible without financial assistance. I would be eternally grateful for any donation offered.




  • Apr 09, 2018 - R 719.74
  • "Go well Niel. Blessings to you." - Chris and Estelle

  • Mar 12, 2018 - R 308.46
  • "Good Luck with achieving your goal" - Anon

  • Mar 12, 2018 - R 510.00
  • "Wishing you the best." - M

  • Mar 06, 2018 - R 51.41
  • "Good luck" - Edward

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The time has come for me to address the last great gap in my formal Yoga education. Later this year, I intend to study my RYT500 (Hatha Yoga master training) at the Rishikulyogshala school in Rishikesh India.