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26 Days 200-hour Ashtanga and Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India

Bindusar Yoga Ashram, West Luxmanjhula, Tapovan, Rishikesh, Dehradun District, Uttarakhand, India

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Join this Yoga Alliance registered yoga teacher training in India! This course will provide you with the necessary knowledge, skills, and insight to become an influential yoga teacher. Bindusar Yoga School takes pride of being an authentic yoga school from Rishikesh with an international experience of teaching more than 5,000 hours of courses in Europe. The experience of teaching in the West has shaped their courses and teaching methodology and also makes it easily accessible to international students.

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Highlights

  • Certification to register with Yoga Alliance
  • Daily asana, pranayama, and meditation classes
  • Complete 200-hour teacher training course curriculum
  • Teacher training manuals and printed study materials
  • 3 daily Ayurvedic meals with tea and detox juices
  • 3 refreshing local excursions on Sundays
  • 25 nights of accommodation

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25 days with instruction
The maximum participants in the group is 16
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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.

Program

Certifications

Students who complete their subsequent trainings are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®).

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 provide 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.

Why learning at Bindusar Yoga School Rishikesh?

  • Small, dedicated group of students
  • Mentoring and close attention to your practice, teaching method, and personal progress
  • Living and studying in a clean and natural setting
  • Daily practice of asanas in multi-style method (Hatha and Vinyasa-based)
  • Distance from the distractions of home that gives perspective, a fresh mind, focus, and ease in letting go
  • Classical training in pranayama and bandha
  • The development of an advanced and dedicated yoga practice, bringing the teacher in you
  • Experimented courses that have created over 300 yoga teachers in Europe
  • Online study before and after the course
  • Facility to attend YACEP (Yoga Alliance Continuous Education Program) in Europe

200-hour yoga teacher training 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 and evolution of yoga
  • Main text from Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and Hatha Yoga Pradipika
  • Traditional schools of yoga, modern modification of yoga, and yoga relation with Hinduism and Buddhism
  • Hatha yoga and Raja yoga (Ashtanga yoga)
  • Introduction of Bhakti yoga, Karma yoga, and Gyana yoga

Anatomy and physiology

  • In-depth study of 35 key muscles with their origin, insertion, and function, along with their relevance in adjustments and alignments
  • Movement and postures, three-dimensional analysis, gravitational analysis, technical analysis, sight and touch, stretching, sacroiliac nutation and counternutation, 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, and 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: detailed 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 are: Tadasana, Vrksasana, Utkatasana, Utthita Trikonasana, Parivrtta Trikonasana, Utthita Parsavkonasana, Virabhadrasana I, Virabhadrasana II, Parsvottanasana, Chaturanga dandasana, Dandasana, Vajrayana, Sukhasana, Padmasana, Siddhasana, Padangusthasana, Prasarita Padottanasana I, Prasarita, Padottanasana II, Prasarita Padottanasana III, and Prasarita Padottanasana IV.

It also includes 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 and III, Ustrasana, and Shavasana.

Pranayamas: all the major six pranayamas and their detail role in human conscious development. Prana and upa prana, tejas, and ojas.

Bandhas and Mudras: all the major Mudras and Bandhas includes the 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

In addition to the following points, the common aliments and their cure are also discussed.

  • Common diseases and yoga effectiveness include first basic eight 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.

Yoga physiology and psychology

  • Yoga physiology, chakras, and nadis
  • Kundalini and its hazards of the wrong activation
  • Koshas and senses
  • States of mind and 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, and spiritualism

Relaxation and meditation

  • Nidra yoga
  • 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 Vinyasa 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. The final exam will contain written and practical evaluation. The 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 degrees 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 yoga
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • 19:45 Self-study / cultural program
  • 21:30 Lights off

Included excursions

  • Visiting Haridwar
  • Visiting Kunjapuri temple (seat of shakti)
  • Visiting Vasishtha caves

Instructors

Mukesh Kothari

Sushil Kotari

Umesh Sharma

Sandeep Uniyal

Location

This retreat will take place in Bindusar Yoga Ashram, West Luxmanjhoola, Rishikesh. 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

Bindusar Yoga School has an Ayurvedic approach towards the course and the participants. 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
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

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

  • 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

  • Daily asana practice, pranayama, and meditation classes
  • Complete 200-hour teacher training course curriculum
  • Teacher training manuals and study materials
  • Printed materials
  • Tuition fee
  • Certificate of completion
  • Yoga T-shirt
  • 3 local excursions on Sunday
  • 25 nights of accommodation
  • 3 daily Ayurvedic meals
  • Tea and detox juices

What's not included

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

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL).

From there, you can take a domestic flight to arrive at Dehradun Airport (DED), which is the nearest airport to Rishikesh, approximately only 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 (LKO) to Dehradun, as well.

Once you reach the airport, you can opt for regular taxi or bus service, which is easily available, from Dehradun to Rishikesh.

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 Maharana Pratap Inter State Bus Terminus (Kashmere Gate ISBT), New Delhi, for Rishikesh every day. You can also 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 you around 40 INR shared from the bus station to Laxman Jhula bridge. It will drop you near or around a path that has a sign leading you to Laxman Jhula.

Arrival 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 until Haridwar and then either take a bus or hire a taxi to Rishikesh. While the bus would take you about 45 minutes, the taxi will take you to Rishikesh in about half an hour.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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