WELCOME TO INDIA
Complete your teacher training in a location like no other…the beautifully chaotic birthplace of Yoga -- INDIA! Join Evolation founders Zefea Samson and Mark Drost for a unique 32-night RYT Training and India cultural adventure in the temple-adorned Holy Pilgrimage town of Pushkar, Rajasthan, India.
You will not only be immersed in a powerful, life changing 250-hour Yoga Teacher Training, but also have the once in a lifetime opportunity to visit Indian holy sites, take part in the color festival of Holi, experience local villages, wander the spiritual side of Delhi, and even check out the TAJ MAHAL! This training is a true cultural immersion like no other! Check out the bonus itinerary of carefully selected excursions and activities here.
Just a few hours' train-ride from Delhi, the oasis town of Pushkar is the gateway to the vast Thar Desert. With its exuberant locals, smiling camels, gypsy folk music, and lavish temples, it is sure to open and expand your heart. With its pure natural beauty, it is the perfect place to meditate, and deepen your practice of Yoga. Ancient Yogic texts even specifically describe the powerful spiritual energies and transformational effects of Pushkar on those who seek it out.
From the moment you arrival in the Delhi Airport, to the last day of your training when you will be saying farewell to the many life-long friends you are sure to have found, you can fully delve into your experience as our expert India guides take care of all the details of navigating in a country that is somewhat, well... different, in its priorities for organization and structure. Our guides will expertly take care of your accommodation, transportation, delicious Indian-Western Fusion meals, and guided experiences…while you take care of becoming an incredible teacher, and an even more powerful version of you.
By the end of this 250 hour Immersion Training, you will be fully equipped to teach Hot 26+2 classes or Vinyasa (Flow) classes, and will be qualified for your RYT 200 Hour Registration through Yoga Alliance.
Immersion Yoga Trainings currently accepting applicants in Pushkar, Rajasthan, India are shown below
Your accommodation will be in our private, lush garden retreat center located 2 miles outside of Pushkar town -- close enough to the hustle and bustle of India's delights, but far enough away to sip in the silence and stillness of the countryside.
All rooms are consciously designed for comfort, beauty, and harmony with nature. With their high ceilings, picturesque windows, and mandala carvings, rooms are abundant with natural light and fresh air. Relax on your own private veranda overlooking the gardens and surrounding organic farmlands.
Meals will be a delicious, abundant, healthy fusion of Western and Indian Vegetarian cuisine. With sufficient advance notice, most dietary restrictions and allergies will be accommodated.
You will practice Yoga surrounded by mountains, gardens, and the deep silence of the Indian countryside. Some practices will be in the newly remodeled marble Yoga Sala, and other classes will be upon the panoramic rooftops overlooking Pushkar's Holy Pilgrimage Mountains.
You will live, study, and practice alongside a small group of other likeminded aspiring yogis, creating friendships and bonds that can last a lifetime.
"This isn’t just a company making money selling yoga, but a true family sharing love and knowledge in the purest way. I am reminded of WHY we teach yoga… to help people to connect to the highest version of themselves, to become healthy in body, mind and spirit."
-Zana O'Conell, Evolation Graduate
Zefea graduated from Bikram’s Teacher Training in 2005. She represented the Netherlands as the Dutch gold medalist three times in the International Yoga Championships, all those years finishing in the world’s top 10.In 2009 Zefea and her husband Mark Drost founded Evolation yoga in a desire to evolve the way the Primary Hot series is passed on and to focus on a collective and community approach.
Mark has been studying the philosophy of yoga and has been meditating for his entire adult life. He has been practicing Bikram Yoga for 15 years and has been teaching since 2001, teaching in over 50 studios in the US and around the world. He has founded or co-founded 12 studios and personally mentored several hundred teachers.
Learn more about Mark
Feel free to arrive early to rest, or stay late to continue your magical exploration of India. Additional nights of accommodation and food are not included in the fee, but we would be happy to assist you in making the best possible bookings.
MORE ON PUSHKAR, INDIA
Pushkar is a town bordering the Thar Desert, in the northeastern Indian state of Rajasthan. It's set on Pushkar Lake, a sacred Hindu site with 52 ghats (stone staircases) where pilgrims bathe. The town has hundreds of temples, including 14th-century Jagatpita Brahma Mandir, dedicated to the god of creation, which has a distinctive red spire and walls inlaid with pilgrims’ silver coins.