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28 Days 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India

Divine Yoga School, Sonu Guest House, Opp-Sant Seva Ashram, Laxman Jhula, Rishikesh, Dehradun District, Uttarakhand, 249192, India

Intensive Yoga Teacher Training India

Divine Yoga School is in Rishikesh (Uttaranchal, India) in the foothills of Himalaya. It is dedicated to its mission to impart spiritual knowledge of yoga and meditation throughout the world with its philosophy and practical aspects in human life that help students to understand how to live a happy life. Divine Life Yoga School welcomes all those who wish to bring a positive change in their lives that is possible by learning authentic yoga, meditation and practical aspects of philosophy, passed by great Indian masters through guru and disciples tradition since the Vedic period. The teachings at our school are in original and traditional form related the practical aspects of Mind and Body in a unified system in which all parts integrally linked with practical approach to our day to day life. At Divine Yoga School,the Sadhaks (students) learn and practice Yogasana with correct postures and body alignment, breathing techniques, relaxation and recitation of mantra, the wisdom of Patanjali Yoga - sutras, human anatomy and physiology, meditation, life management and teachings of Sri Mad Bhagwad Gita and great philosophers, and much more.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Certified yoga instructors
  • Eligibility to register with Yoga Alliance
  • Daily mantra chanting, meditation, asana, anatomy, and philosophy
  • 3 fresh organic vegetarian meals everyday
  • 27 nights accommodation in ashram
  • Free Indian traditional cooking class

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28 days with instruction
The maximum participants in the group is 15
Airport transfer available: Jolly Grant Airport
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
10:00
Check-out Time:
12:00

Facilities

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Café
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Smoke-free property
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Library

Divine Yoga School welcomes students from all over the world to learn yoga techniques in order to become successful yoga trainers and professionals. During the course, students will stay with Divine Yoga School and spend a considerable amount of time. It is Divine Yoga School's motto that students get home-like facilities with utmost comfort so that they can learn in a peaceful environment with a fresh mind.

During the Teacher Training Program, you will be staying at the Divine Yoga School. The school provides residential accommodations to its students. They can choose a single room or shared room according to their requirement. There is a private bathroom with shower and geyser facilities in both rooms. The rooms are kept clean and hygienic.

Clean bed sheets, pillow-covers, and pillows are provided to make students feel good and happy. The rooms are airy and well-light through sunshine that comes through the window in each room. Facilities include free Wi-Fi and a filtered water system. The ashram features yoga shala, garden, balcony, nearby cafe, dining area, restaurant, and eco-friendly environment.

Program

Certifications

Upon completion of this yoga teacher training, students are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®). Registration with Yoga Alliance provides a globally recognized credential.

Program

Divine Yoga School is pleased to offer you this comprehensive 200 hours (four-week) Yoga Teacher Training Course that meets the standards of Yoga Alliance. The course is designed to initiate students onto the path of yoga and prepare them to teach as an efficient yoga teachers. Their unique course curriculum is designed with practical yoga exposure to awaken your inner teacher and gain an internationally recognized teaching certification.

The course is a stepping stone to becoming a professional yoga teacher. The theoretical and practical training itself gives all participants a solid foundation in traditional Hatha yoga. Divine Yoga School offers highly interactive and qualitative course in a fun, relaxed, modern, and progressive environment. Divine Yoga School Rishikesh specializes in classes of smaller groups, with a maximum of 10 to 15 students per course in order to give the students more personal attention.

At Divine Yoga School, the Sadhaks (students) learn and practice yoga asana with correct postures and body alignment, breathing techniques, relaxation and recitation of mantra, the wisdom of Patanjali Yoga Sutras, human anatomy and physiology, meditation, life management and teachings of Sri Mad Bhagwad Gita and other great philosophers, and much more.

Yoga Teacher Training Learning Objectives

  • You will deepen your experience of yoga as oneness, and learn and integrate the deeper teachings of yoga beyond the classroom environment, into your day to day lives.
  • You will be having an opportunity to teach other students with your own creativity under the guidance of teachers.
  • You will practice all yoga asanas with proper body alignment, pranayama, kriyas, mudras, and bandha.
  • You will learn to teach Yoga postures for all levels, for all abilities, with an emphasis on compassion, self-awareness, and connection with inner wisdom.

Course syllabus techniques, training, and practice

The program offers a strong foundation in traditional Hatha yoga with concentrating on the correct alignment of the postures of all levels. Your senior teachers will guide you step-by-step for doing asana with correct breathing techniques also. Gradually, from the second week, you will be ready to start practicing by yourself and teach your peers in the classroom to gain more confidence. You will complete the series, together with your peers, at your own pace and in your own time.

Technical workshops in the evening will focus on key areas which are hip opening, jump back, transitions, and back bending. These workshops are particularly rewarding in terms of measuring the visible progress that you make and are a reminder that yoga can be fun and interactive.

Overview of asana

  • Preperatory warm-up movements
  • Surya Namaskar from the yoga therapy
  • Exercises for the eyes
  • Surya Namaskar
  • Chandra Namaskar
  • Sivananda series and classic Hatha and Flow yoga classes
  • Sun salutation A and B (Ashtanga yoga)

Meditation asana

  • Sukhasana / easy cross legged pose
  • Swastikasana / auspicious pose
  • Ardha Padmasana / half lotus pose
  • Padmasana / lotus pose
  • Dhyana Veerasana / heroes meditation pose
  • Vajrasana / thunderbolt pose
  • Relaxation asanas
  • Shavasana / corpse pose
  • Matsya Kridasana / flapping fish pose
  • Makarasana / crocodile pose

Asana in standing position

  • Tadasana / tree pose
  • Hasta Utthanasana / raised arms pose
  • Padahastasana / hand to toe pose
  • Utkatasana / chair pose
  • Tiryaka Tadasana / swaying palm tree pose
  • Kati Chakrasana / waist rotating pose
  • Trikonasana / triangle pose
  • Parivritti Trikonasana
  • Veerasana or Virabhadrasana / warrior pose
  • EkaPadasana / one foot pose
  • Moordhasana / crown based pose
  • Sirsha Angusta Yogasana / head to toes pose
  • Eka Pada Pranamasana / one-legged prayer pose
  • Garudasana / eagle pose
  • Natarajasana / Lord Shivas pose

Kneeling asana

  • Simha Garjanasna / lion Pose
  • Vee asana / hero Pose
  • Triyak Marajariasana / cat stretch
  • Ustrasana / camel pose
  • Balasana / child poser

Asana in sitting position

  • Chakki Chalanasana / churning the mill
  • Nauka Sanchalanasana / rowing the boat
  • Setu asana / bridge pose
  • Saithalyasana / animal relaxation posture
  • Paschimottanasana / back stretching pose
  • Ardha Paschimottanasana / head to knee pose
  • Meru Wakrasana / spinal twist
  • Ardha Matsyendrasana / half spinal twist
  • Bhu Namanasana / spinal twist prostration pose
  • Parivritti Janu asana / spiralled head to knee pose
  • Merudandasana / spinal column pose
  • Gomukhasana / cows face pose
  • Vyaghrasana / tiger pose
  • Shashankasana / hare pose
  • Shashank Bhujangasana / striking cobra pose
  • Ashwa Sanchalanasana / equestrian pose
  • Ardha Chandrasana / crescent moon pose
  • Hanumanasana / the split
  • Ardha Ushtrasana / half camel pose
  • Supta Vajrasana / sleeping thunderbolt pose
  • Santolanasana / balancing pose
  • Sunsasana / the dolphin pose
  • Gupta Padmasana / hidden lotus pose
  • KashthaTakshanasana / chopping wood
  • Namaskarasana / salutation pose
  • Udarakarshanasana / abdominal stretch pose
  • Kakasana / crow pose
  • Parvatasana / mountain pose
  • Ashtanga Namaskara / salutation with eight points

Asana in supine position

  • Padotthanasana / raised leg pose
  • Chakra Padasana / leg rotation
  • Pada Sanchalanasana / cycling
  • Halasana / plough pose
  • Druta Halasana / dynamic plough pose
  • Pawanmuktasana / wind release pose
  • Jhulana Lurhakanasana / rocking and rolling
  • Supta Udarakarashanasana / sleeping abdominal stretch pose
  • Shava Udarakarshanasana / universal spinal twist
  • Naukasana / boat pose
  • Matsyasana / fish pose
  • Ardha Chakrasana / shoulder bridge pose
  • Chakrasana / wheel pose

Asana in prone position

  • Saral Bhujangasana / the sphinx
  • Sarpasana / snake pose
  • Bhujangasana / cobra pose
  • Tiryaka Bhujangasana / twisting cobra pose
  • Ardha Shalabhasana / half locust pose
  • Shalabhasana / locust pose
  • Dhanurasana / bow pose

Inverted asana

  • Vipreet Karani / preparatory movement for shoulder stand
  • Sarvangasana / shoulder stand
  • Padma Sarvangasana / shoulder stand in lotus pose
  • Sirshasana / headstand
  • Salamba Sirshasana / supported headstand

Pranayama teaching (art and science of breathing)

From the very first day, you will be taught to bring awareness to your breath. The breath initiates the movement from posture to posture. It is impossible to progress through the series without familiarity of the rhythm of your own breath. You will learn a number of pranayama techniques that will help you to lengthen your breath, increasing your lung capacity and strengthening the nervous system.

This is an important aspect of yoga that is often overlooked as physical practice takes precedence. Pranayama is a great way to alleviate stress and tension that is very often endured in modern society. Pranayama practice will allow you to build mental and emotional strength to help you maintain a healthy sense of wellbeing in your daily life.

Introduction, benefits of pranayama, and general guidelines

Sitting postures for pranayama

  • Easy pose
  • Half-lotus
  • Swastikasana
  • Siddha yoni asana

Preparation for pranayama

  • Clavicular, thoracic, diaphragmatic breathing
  • Yogic breathing

Pranayama practices

  • Ujjayi
  • Bhastrika
  • Kapalbhati
  • Nadi - Sodhana
  • Surya Bhedana
  • Bhramari
  • Sheetali and Sheetkari
  • Shat Karma (six cleansing practices)

Shat Karma are the important and vital part of Hatha yoga that cleans the entire system of human body, ensuring internal organs function properly and breath to flow freely.

Bandha

  • Jalandhara Bandha / throat lock
  • UddiyanaBandha / abdominal lock
  • Moola Bandha / pelvic lock
  • Maha Bandha / the great lock
  • Jala Neti (nasal cleansing with water)
  • Sutra Neti (nasal cleansing with thread)
  • Tratak (concentrated gazing)
  • Kapal Bhati (frontal brain cleansing)

Mudra (energy seal)

Mudra redirects the energy into the body

  • Chin Mudra (psychic gesture of consciousness)
  • Jnana Mudra (psychic gesture of knowledge)
  • Bhairava Mudra (terrifying gesture)
  • Hridaya Mudra (heart gesture)
  • Khechari Mudra (tongue lock)
  • Shanmukhi Mudra
  • Ashwini Mudra (horse gesture)
  • Nasikagra Mudra

Human anatomy and physiology

Human anatomy and physiology classes will allow you to gain a deeper insight into the series by looking in detail at the body mechanics of each and every posture. A clear understanding of the skeletal and muscular systems is vital in order that you can engage with the postures and what is to be achieved in a posture in terms of its anatomical focus.

The aim is to enable you having proper knowledge of anatomy, doing each yoga asana. During classes, you will also focus on how to modify your own practice in terms of identifying your weaknesses due to lack of strength or flexibility in a particular area. You will also learn to identify such areas and learn proper techniques that will help improvements in your personal practice as well as teaching others.

What you will learn about human anatomy and physiology in the class are:

  • Introduction of Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Skeletal system
  • Joints and range of motion
  • Muscle physiology
  • Spine and its role in yoga asana
  • Physiological and energetic effects of asanas, pranayama, meditation, and relaxation
  • Benefits and contraindications for all techniques
  • Effects of structural alignment on overall health
  • Physiology of stress
  • Avoiding common injuries in yogic practices
  • Understanding the physiological process of Bandhas and working with internal locks

Yoga philosophy, lifestyle, and ethics

Classical yoga philosophy is interwoven throughout the program. You will be introduced to Patanjali Yoga Sutras, Karma Yoga, and Bhakti Yoga according to Shrimad Bhagwad Gita, allowing you to make your own comparisons of classical and contemporary yoga. These sessions are a great time for philosophical debate and indeed provide a new and broader outlook of life.

Each yoga class will have an intention with a spiritual message that will allow you to understand how you can incorporate philosophy in your daily life to maintain harmony and peace. Students will understand the principles of philosophy and how to adopt a yogic lifestyle and use the traditions as the basis for their teachings as written in the Yoga Sutras.

The topics are:

  • Lecture on the principles of Karma, Bhakti, Jñana and Raja Yoga, Patanjali Yoga Sutra, Vedas, Ramayana, and Bhagavad Gita.
  • Ashtanga Yoga of Patanjali
  • Yogic lifestyle.
  • Karma and reincarnation
  • Ayurveda
  • Diet
  • Mindfulness and development of consciousness
  • Understanding the value of teaching yoga

Meditation (Dhyana)

Meditation is a systematic practice that promotes physical, mental and emotional tranquility with the purpose of reaching Samadhi (self-realization).

The following are the topics that covered in the class.

  • Introduction to meditation
  • Breathing awareness meditation
  • Om / Mantra meditation
  • Trataka
  • Dynamic meditation
  • Silence practice
  • Ajapajapa
  • Antar Mouna

Yoga Nidra (psychic sleep)

When a yoga practitioner moves through the various internal states of yoga Nidra, a profound experience of relaxation occurs. This is called Turiya, a sensation of pure bliss. You will learn about basic relaxation, tension relaxation, and full body relaxation.

Teaching methodology

Divine Yoga School Rishikesh do understand that practical exposure is very necessary to gain confidence. So taking care of your overall development, you will both practice yourself and start teaching your peers from the second week of your training program. You will instruct each other on one to one basis and progress to devising and delivering your own lesson plan that will last until the completion of your course

Teaching methodology sessions include opening a class, sequencing, instructions, relaxation techniques, corrections and adjustments, modifications, using props etc. The students always find this a particularly memorable experience as the majority will teach for the first time. Participating in each other’s classes and providing constructive feedback to your peers is a great way to learn and supports your ethos that learning is sharing.

These are what you will learn in the class.

  • Quality of a yoga teacher.
  • Arrangement of class
  • Using props and variations to individualize practices
  • The principles of demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting of asana and pranayama.
  • Instruction and trainees process of learning.
  • The different categories of asana, where the trainee will learn the key poses of each category in supine, prone, sitting and standing, which includes: Forward and backward bends, inversions and twisting asana
  • Exploring each part of the body through experiential partner work
  • Benefits and contra-indications of each asana and pranayama
  • Principles of demonstrating asana and pranayama
  • Yoga for kids
  • Yoga for seniors
  • Restorative yoga, which includes specific asana groups for common disease and how to adjust the practice to your student’s needs
  • Basic and preparatory movements
  • How to guide your students through the use of language and voice with positive and conscious communication
  • Individual teaching practice, receiving feedback, observing others teaching, hearing, and giving feedback and assisting the class

200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training – Daily Schedule

Divine Yoga School Rishikesh 200 hours Yoga Teacher Training Course programmed a little intensive to provide you the quality teaching. The program follows a tight schedule that starts early morning consisting of six to seven training hours in a day. You could find the training intensive but enlightening. This one month intensive program will give in depth knowledge of the subject and contribute to maintain a stable and balanced personality.

Daily schedule

  • 05:00 Wake up
  • 06:00 Herbal tea
  • 06:15 Shatkarma / yogic cleansing
  • 06:30 Yoga asana
  • 08:00 Pranayama and chanting
  • 09:15 Breakfast
  • 10:30 Yoga anatomy
  • 11:30 Yoga philosophy
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 16:30 Hatha / Ashtanga yoga asana
  • 17:50 Teaching methodology
  • 19:00 Meditation
  • 20:15 Dinner
  • 22:00 Lights out

Please note that the daily schedule is subject to change by Divine Yoga School

Other activities that you can do during the program are candlelight dinner, birthday celebration, Silence meditation, Kirtan and Satsang, yoga movies, musical concert, dancing, sightseeing, rafting, dinner in a local restaurant, fire celebration, local festivals etc.

Assessment for certification

Yoga Teacher Training certification will be awarded on the basis of your performance that includes:

  • Daily attendance
  • Coordination and behavior for management, teachers and classmates
  • Passing a written test related all subjects taught in classes
  • Teaching Hatha yoga postures with proper alignment techniques to your peers

Included excursions

During this retreat, you will be taken to visit spiritual places for Ganga Aarti, Sage Vasitha Cave, Kunjapuri Temple in The Himalayas.

Location

This retreat will take place in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India.

Rishikesh

Rishikesh is located in the foothills of the mighty Himalayan hills in north India. Rishikesh is a spiritual destination known for thousands of years. The ancient sages of India used to come to Rishikesh and nearby Himalaya caves to experience yoga and meditation. Rishikesh is a lush green city surrounded by hills and green beautiful forests. Pure water of Mother Ganga coming from Himalaya and old temples adds the beauty of Rishikesh.

Rishikesh is a city, municipal corporation and a tehsil in Dehradun district of the Indian state, Uttarakhand. Located in the foothills of the Himalayas in northern India, it is known as the ‘Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas’ and ‘Yoga Capital of the World’. Rishikesh presents a healthy ecosystem for yoga study and practice. It is one of the main destinations in India for teachings and practicing of yoga and spirituality.

Life at Rishikesh is quite economical and basic amenities for daily life are easily available here at affordable price. Another attraction for spiritual seekers in Rishikesh is the economical learning and yoga training cost. It is easier for a student to afford the low living costs and the total expenses on the residential yoga teacher training course in a picturesque Himalayan location.

Features

Activities

  • Cooking classes
  • Massage

General

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony
  • Café
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Smoke-free property
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio

Services

  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free Wi-Fi / computer
  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Wireless internet

Food

During the yoga teacher training course sessions, all trainees get three meals in a day including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In most cases these meals are delicious vegetarian food. During the process of cooking food, Divine Yoga School Rishikesh also ensures that the food is nutritious and meet their pre-set quality standards.

Their kitchen staff also prepare delicious satvik food and taking care of people from various cultural diversified background. Divine Yoga School Rishikesh is highly concerned about hygiene, timely services, changing menu, and others that gives the students pleasurable experience during their stay with them.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Yogic
  • 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)

  • Ayurvedic massage and therapies
  • Birthday celebration
  • Bungee jumping
  • Camping and bonfire
  • Candlelight dinner
  • Dancing
  • Dinner in a local restaurant
  • Experience the traditional Indian culture
  • Fire celebration
  • Local festivals
  • Musical concert
  • River rafting
  • Sightseeing
  • Silence meditation
  • Trekking
  • Watching yoga movies

What's included

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Certificate of completion
  • Certified yoga instructors
  • Daily mantra chanting, meditation, asana, and philosophy class
  • Yogic anatomy, methodology, and psychology classes
  • Free Indian traditional cooking class
  • Visit spiritual places for Ganga Aarti
  • Asana using props
  • Ganga Aarti
  • Study materials
  • Teaching kit
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Daily vegetarian breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Daily herbal tea
  • 27 nights' accommodation

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

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

Thereafter, you will need to take another flight to Dehradun Airport (DED). Transfer from and to Dehradun Airport (DED) is available upon request.

Arrival by bus

To reach Rishikesh from Delhi via bus, you need to go to an Inter State Bus Terminal or ISBT. The bus ride will take around seven to eight hours.

Arrival by train

If you wish to travel by train, take a train from Delhi Railway Station to Haridwar, and from there, you can catch a bus to Rishikesh. The bus travels from Haridwar to Rishikesh in approximately 29 kilometers.

Arrival by taxi

From Delhi, it will cost you 80 USD for a single ride and 60 USD for one-way shared ride. From Dehradun, it will cost you 20 USD.

Airport: Jolly Grant Airport Airport transfer available: Jolly Grant Airport Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

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 15 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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