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Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Retreat India

This course will provide you with the necessary knowledge, skills, and insight to become an influential yoga teacher. BinduSar takes pride of being an authentic yoga school, from Rishikesh, with an international experience of teaching more than 5000 hours of courses in Europe (Austria, Hungary, Romania, Czech Republic, Italy). The experience of teaching in the west has shaped their course and teaching methodology, and makes it easily accessible to international students.

Highlights

  • Small, dedicated group of students
  • Classical training in pranayama and bandha
  • Living and studying in a clean and natural setting
  • Daily practice of asanas in multi-style method Hatha and Vinyasa-based
  • Mentoring and close attention to your practice, teaching method, and personal progress
  • The development of an advanced and dedicated yoga practice, bringing the teacher in you
  • Facility to attend YACEP (Yoga Alliance continuous education program) in Europe
  • Experimented courses that have created over 300 Yoga teachers in Europe
  • Online study before and after the course
  • 23 nights accommodation
  • Three daily meals

Skill level

  • Intermediate

Styles


25 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 18
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Accommodation

You will be accommodated at the BinduSar Yoga Ashram, where you can choose from staying in a Private room or a Shared double room.

BinduSar Yoga School Yoga Teacher Training India Program

Certifications

Upon completion of this yoga teacher training, students will receive certificate affiliated with Yoga Alliance USA. Registration with Yoga Alliance USA provides a globally recognized credential.

This Yoga Teacher Training is able to provide a solid foundation for those who are seeking to explore the true gifts of yoga and share it with others. BinduSar Yoga School is an experienced faculty that is committed to providing an open and inspiring education in the field of yoga and Ayurveda, while allowing you to uncover your true interests and potential within the yogic path.

200-hour YTT Curriculum

Yoga philosophy and Hatha yoga studies

  • Indian philosophy (Astika and Nastika), Six schools of Indian philosophy (Nyaya, Vaisheshika, Samkhya, Yoga, Purva Mimamsa and Vedanta)
  • History of yoga, Evolution of yoga
  • Main text from Patanjali Yoga sutras and Hatha yoga pradipika
  • Traditional schools of Yoga, Modern modification of yoga, Yoga relation with Hinduism and Buddhism
  • Hatha Yoga, Raja Yoga (Ashtanga Yoga)
  • Introduction of Bhakti yoga, Karma yoga, Gyana yoga

Anatomy and Physiology

  • In-depth study of 35 key muscles with their origin, insertion and function, along their relevance in adjustments and alignments
  • Movement and Postures, three-dimensional analysis, Gravitational analysis, Technical analysis, sight and touch, stretching, Sacroiliac nutation and counter nutation, Pelvis and anatomical perineum
  • The Skeletal system and movement, Anatomy of spine, Symmetry and asymmetry, The Cardiovascular system, blood circulation, heart, pulmonary, systemic and coronary circulation, Digestive system, excretory system, Muscular system, Nervous system, Vestibular system
  • Respiratory system, Muscles of respiration, breathing and postures, Somatic and Autonomic systems, Thoracic and paradoxical breathing, Supine and sitting abdominal breathing

Hatha Yoga practices

  • Asanas: Detail explanation and practice of Asanas from Hatha yoga. The Asanas are explained in detail to understand their core lying physical, psychological and spiritual aspect. A strong and technically aligned practice of 120 hours;
  • Asanas included in first level course: Tadasana, Vrksasana, Utkatasana, Utthita Trikonasana, Parivrtta Trikonaasana, Utthita Parsavkonasana, Virbhadrasana I, Virbhadrasana II, Parsvottanasana, Chaturanga dandasana, Dandasana, Vajraasana, Sukhasana, Padmasana, Siddhasana, Padangusthasana, Prasarita Padottanasana I, Prasarita, Padottanasana II, Prasarita Padottanasana III, Prasarita Padottanasana IV, Adhomukha Svanasana, Vashisthasana I, Sarvanga asana I, II, III, Hala asana, Supta padangusthasana A, Supta Padangusthasana B, Bhujangasana Basic, Dhanurasana basic, Udharva mukha Dhanurasana/Chakra asana, Bakasana, Hanumanasana, Sirsasana, Paschimottanasana, Purvouttanasana, Matsyasana, Marichyasana I & III, Ustrasana, Shavasana;
  • Pranayamas: All the major 6 pranayamas and their detail role in human conscious development. Prana and upa prana, Tejas, Ojas;
  • Bandhas and Mudras: All the major Mudras;
  • Bandhas include: Application of Uddiyana, Moolabandha, and Jalandhara Bandha
  • Shatkarmas: The cleaning techniques from Hatha Yoga and Gherand Samhita are done to bring graceful effects of yoga. The Shatkarmas included are Neti, Kunjal, Nauli, Kapalabhatti and Trataka

Yoga therapy and diet

  • Common diseases and yoga effectiveness include first basic 8 common ailments
  • Introduction to Ayurveda, Prakriti, tri doshas, Vata, pitta and kapha, Sapta dhatus and up dhatus
  • Yoga diet, Rituals of eating, Qualities of foods, Six tastes, six seasons and effect on Doshas. The common aliments and their cure are discussed

Yoga Physiology and Psychology

  • Yoga physiology, Chakras, nadis
  • Kundalini and its Hazards of wrong activation
  • Koshas and senses
  • States of mind, affliction
  • Motivation, memory, cognition and emotion from the point of Yoga and Modern aspects. Sleep, depression, anxiety, Macro and micro cosmic, subtle energies, powers of mind, Spiritualism

Relaxation and meditation

  • Yoga Nidra, Dharana sutra, Ajpa japa, Mounna

Teaching methodology and Self-practice

  • Art of adjustments
  • Special and latest developments in adjustments
  • Art of designing the group and individual classes
  • Class psychology
  • Grounding the class
  • Flow and viniyasa methodology
  • Defining the class and its objective
  • Impact of yoga on human psychology
  • Technical analysis of alignment and adjustments
  • Alignment for various needs
  • Sequencing the class
  • Understanding students and their character
  • Designing safe and progressive practice of yoga
  • Ethical guidelines and values for teachers
  • Conducting the classes for fellow students.

Assessment and examination:

Every week a theoretical written or oral test will be conducted to assess the understanding of yoga. Final exam will contain written and practical evaluation.

Practical exam contains:

  • Any 10 postures evaluation
  • Shatkarma especially; Neti and Nauli.
  • Conducting a short class or assessing the case study of any practice
  • Assessment by your colleagues in course, as in line with 360° appraisal to improve your social interaction.

Daily schedule:

  • 06:00 - Wake up
  • 06:30 - Pranayama, meditation and chants
  • 08:00 - Tea
  • 08:15 - Asana practice / Ashtanga Vinyasa/ Hatha yoga
  • 10:00 - Breakfast
  • 11:00 - Anatomy and alignments
  • 13:00 - Lunch
  • 13:45 - Rest/Leisure
  • 16:30 - Lecture on philosophy
  • 17:30 - Asana practice/ Hatha
  • 19:00 - Dinner
  • 19:45 - Self-study / Cultural program
  • 21:30 - Lights off

Included excursions

  • Visit to Kunjapuri temple (Seat of shakti)
  • Visit to Vasishtha caves
  • Visit to Haridwar

Instructors

Sushil Kotari
Sushil Kothari is a certified Ashtanga, Hatha, and Therapeutic yoga instructor, a Rishikesh native, and one of six yoga teachers in his immediate family. He practiced his first asana when he was eight years old and by the age of 18, he wanted to guide others in yoga practice. Sushil began teaching in 2003 and has since taught more than 1,000 students. He specializes in developing students’ strength, flexibility, and alignment through individual attention and subtle hands-on adjustments. He also teaches Nidra yoga, meditation, and pranayama.

Location

Situated on the bank of Ganges, Rishikesh is one of the holiest pilgrimage places in India. For thousands of years, it has been chosen retreat of saints, sages, and pilgrims who after retiring from worldly involvement pursued a solitary life of study, meditation, and austerity. BinduSar Yoga Ashram is situated in Rishikesh, near all the major pilgrimage places to Uttarakhand. Located as it is, between the swiftly-flowing yet the serene Ganges and the foothills of the Himalayas, it is an ideal and tranquil setting for spiritual practice.

Food

At BinduSar Yoga School, they have an ayurvedic approach towards the course and the participants, and that is the reason why the course, also, includes learning of ayurveda. The food and eating rituals will be inspired from ayurveda, in a form of dosha balancing daily meals.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Ayurvedic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Cultural understanding
  • Hiking
  • Sightseeing

What's included

  • 3 daily ayurvedic meals
  • 3 local excursions, on Sundays
  • 23 nights accommodation
  • Complete 200-hour teacher training course curriculum and printed materials
  • Daily asana practice, pranayama and meditation classes
  • Tea and detox juices
  • Teacher training manuals and study materials
  • Tuition fee
  • Yoga Alliance certificate
  • Yoga T-shirt

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Additional meals or activities
  • Visa fee
  • Personal expenses

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi (DEL). From here you can take a domestic flight to arrive at Jolly Grant airport in Dehradun (DED), which is the nearest airport to Rishikesh, approximately 35 kilometers away. Popular carriers like Air India, Spice Jet and Jet Airways often have daily flights from New Delhi. Apart from Delhi, there is a flight from Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport, Lucknow (LKO) to Dehradun, as well. Once you reach at the airport, you can opt for regular taxi or bus service which is easily available, from Dehradun to Rishikesh.

Arrivel by train

The nearest railhead to Rishikesh is in Haridwar, which is approximately 25 kilometers away. Haridwar, in turn, is linked to major Indian cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Lucknow and Varanasi. Some of the popular trains are Shatabadi Express, Jan Shatabdi, AC Special Express and Mussoorie Express. For those making the journey to Rishikesh, it is advisable to take the train till Haridwar and then either take a bus or hire a taxi to Rishikesh. While the bus would take about 45 minutes, the taxi will take you to Rishikesh in about half an hour.

Arrival by bus

Being a popular tourist destination, Rishikesh has a good network of buses connecting it with important places such as Haridwar, Dehradun and New Delhi. Buses depart in the morning and late evening from the Kashmere Gate ISBT, New Delhi for Rishikesh, every day. You can choose from a regular, deluxe or a luxurious coach.

Once you arrive at Rishikesh bus station, find an auto rickshaw (tuk tuk) to take you to Laxman Jhula Bridge. An auto rickshaw ride will cost around 40 INR shared, from the bus station to Laxman Jhula Bridge. They will drop you near or around a path that has a sign leading you to Laxman Jhula.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 10 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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