Life at Akshara

Positive health

Health is the most substantial outcome of Yoga. Yet we miss this important aspect of Yoga as we rush to complete any Yoga teacher training program. Our 28 days Hatha Yoga teacher training program is the one that not only helps you to gain teaching competency but also to experience positive health.

Learn to teach Yoga with exuberance by understanding, embracing and experiencing the inner mechanisms for complete health and well-being. Our school’s clean and green environment in the Himalayan foothills comes as a natural support to you, as you learn to relax and tone different muscle groups along with the calming effect on the mind, towards a continuous expansion of your health dimensions.

The true spirit of Yoga lies in experiencing the expansion within, which is brought about by forging the absolute balance between body and mind and Hatha Yoga truly masters this art of balance by systematically taking you through gross to subtle awareness. Rediscover your health with us as you refine your Yoga knowledge, practice and its teaching.


Organic Food

Akshara is a unique place where healthy and pure vegetarian organic food is served daily to all yoga school residents. A light and balanced vegetarian diet is considered conducive for yoga practice according to Haṭha yoga. Cereals and vegetables are grown organically in our own farm and served fresh. The school has many orchards for seasonal supplies of fruits as well.


Farm fresh milk

Milk and milk products form an important part of Yogic diet science ancient times. Cow’s milk is considered as an elixir in Yogic traditions and has healing properties. Hatha yoga has considered milk and ghee as conducive for yoga practice. In our yoga school we provide fresh and pure milk procured from our own dairy farm. All cows are fed on a highly nutritious forage and silage, grown and prepared at our farm to get high quality nutritious milk.


Living and Learning

We provide comfortable living with all the amenities to make life easier for students. A pleasant living experience makes a delightful learning experience. We provide twin sharing comfortable rooms with attach toilets. All toilets are fitted with modern fixtures to provide you a really comfortable experience. Every morning after breakfast students practice karma yoga in the school’s garden or at farm fields to promote a yoga-centric living and culture among them.



Our school has an excellent collection of Yoga and Vedānta books to support students in their learning process. Dive deep into the Indian philosophy using our mini library and bring out the timeless wisdom of India for personal enrichment.

Farm Experience

Learning yoga in the country side of India can be a unique experience of your life. Apart from gaining yoga experience you can also gain the live action of farm life as it unfolds everyday in the country side. During the free time students can explore the nuances of farming including dairy which can add to one’s overall experience at the school.

Dairy shed

Yoga stands for union. Yoga teaches us to live in harmony with the nature. It teaches us to experience the single stream of consciousness flowing across the various spectrums of life. See for yourself how intimately you are connected with the nature around as you live and learn yoga in a working farm setting.


Hobby and Recreation

We provide hobby and recreation activities for students. Students can choose the recreation/leisure activity that one wishes to do. One can learn Indian cooking, painting (traditional madhubani), organic kitchen gardening etc. in their free time. We also encourage students to engage in any outdoor activity that can be done in leisure time amid nature.

Outing

We will conduct outings in weekends for all students during the course of their one month stay in yoga school. Pilibhit is located on the sub-Himalayan plateau in the foothills of Shivalik range. Because of its geographical advantage Pilibhit district is home to rich forest and water bodies. It has several scenic places which can be perfect gateways for outings.

Chuka Beach

Chuka beach is situated between Sharda Sagar Dam Sharda canal. The reservoir is about 2.5 km in width and around 17 km in length. Situated at the bank of Sharda canal, the Chuka spot extends to a length of 10 km meandering with thick forest. This is a beautiful location with all the natural beauties of forest under Mahof Forest Range.

beach

Pilibhit Tiger Reserve

Pilibhit Tiger Reserve is located next door to Akshara Yoga School in Pilibhit district of Uttar Pradesh state in India. It lies along the India-Nepal border in the foothills of the Himalayas and the plains of the ‘terai’ in Uttar Pradesh. It is one of India’s 41 Project Tiger reserves. Pilibhit is one of the few well forested districts in Uttar Pradesh. The Pilibhit Tiger Reserve is one of the finest examples of the exceedingly diverse and productive Terai eco-systems. It is home to a habitat for over 127 animals, 556 bird species and 2,100 flowering plants.