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12 Days Yogic Journey 100 Hours Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India

Hotel Nirvana Palace, Swarg Ashram, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249304, India

India Yoga Teacher Training

If you’re ambitious to become a yoga teacher, take an amazing journey of this yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, India. Ganga Yogshala's intensity is to enhance people’s lives. They believe that this yoga teacher training acquaintances is a lifetime remembrance that increases contentment and personal development. This is the reason they are in this profession. This program is that path through which one can gain the deeper knowledge of yoga. It is the first step towards becoming a yoga teacher. If you have lack of time but still interested in gaining the knowledge of yoga, then this beginner yoga course is surely meant for you.

Highlights

  • Pranayama and breathing techniques practices
  • 100-hour Ashtanga yoga teacher training syllabus
  • Primary series asanas, studies in theory, practice and adjustments
  • Eligible to register with Yoga Alliance upon completion
  • 2 daily meals, tea, and snacks
  • 11 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Yoga shala
  • Laundry

During the yoga teacher training course, each student is provided with a single room with twin bed accommodation with attached bath at Nirvana Building. The rooms include twin beds, one full bathroom with hot water and shower facilities, and a balcony. Bedding is provided and towels are available upon request.

Laundry facilities are not included but students are able to wash their own clothes and laundry services can be arranged and inquired about at reception. Wi-Fi is available. Students are ensured a comfortable space in their rooms to relax and rest during the course but will be spending most of their time in the shala. The rooftop and shala have a 360-degree view of the Himalayas and Ganges and provide a beautiful space for students to enjoy.

Program

Certifications

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

What is yoga actually?

Yoga is a divine power. Lord Shiva introduces this divinity. This is the reason, he is also considered as Adiyogi or the founder of yoga. He is the very first yog guru that teaches this immortal practice to Goddess Parvati. The Shiva's teaching to Parvati describes yoga as that power that joins, such as, that create unity.

Yoga has a supreme power that removes impurities from the body of an individual. Yoga is not only about twisting, stretching or bending; it's not just an exercise indeed, it is the powerful science of creation. The ancient practice of yoga is now quite popular among people. Almost everyone seems to be interested towards this yogic practice and culture.

While there are many yoga schools, institutions or center globally; still people put Rishikesh as their first choice for learning and gaining the deep knowledge of yoga. Rishikesh has a unique environment that considers very favorable for yoga as well as meditation. One can definitely get peace and love here!

What will you learn in this 100-hour yoga teacher training?

You will learn the real meaning of yoga. It is not just a physical practice; there are huge mental aspects and spiritual aspects. It helps you in touch with your true soul, with your higher self.

More than this, you will learn:

  • The sequence of yoga anatomy
  • Introduction to yoga therapy
  • Introduction to various poses of yoga
  • Intensive practical and theory
  • Asanas (yoga postures)
  • Introduction to the major body systems
  • Samsara - the wheel of birth and death
  • Karma yoga - selfless service

Teacher certification

After careful assessment of performance, students will receive certification from Ganga Yogshala, Rishikesh. Your yoga teacher training program will truly change your life. It opens up lots of paths, gives you new knowledge and experience.

Syllabus: 100-hour Ashtanga yoga teacher training - foundation course

  • Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga primary series
  • Pranayama
  • Breathing technique
  • Meditation
  • Kriyas / Satkarmas
  • Bandhas
  • Mudras
  • Asana practice
  • Asana study
  • Hands-on adjustment
  • Art of transitions and Vinyasa
  • Body alignment
  • Modifications
  • Correcting practice technique
  • Teaching practice
  • Yoga philosophy

List of primary series asanas, studies in theory, practice, and adjustments

  • Surya Namaskara A
  • Surya Namaskara B
  • Padangusthasana
  • Padahastasana
  • Utthita Trikonasana
  • Parivritta Trikonasana
  • Utthita Parsvakonasana
  • Parivritta Parsvakonasana
  • Prasarita Padottanasana A, B, C, D
  • Parsvottanasana
  • Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana A, B, C, D
  • Arddha Baddha Padmottanasana
  • Utkatasana
  • Virabhadrasana A
  • Virabhadrasana B
  • Setu Bandhasana
  • Urdhva Dhanurasana
  • Salamba Sarvangasana
  • Halasana
  • Karnapidasana
  • Urdhva Padmasana
  • Pindasana
  • Matsyasana
  • Uttana Padasana
  • Sirsasana A, B
  • Balasana
  • Baddha Padmasana
  • Padmasana
  • Uttpluthih
  • Savasana

List of pranayamas and breathing techniques practiced

  • Kapalabhati
  • Nadi Shodhana
  • Bhastrika
  • Ujjayi
  • Surya Bhedan
  • Chandra Bhedan
  • Yogic breathing

General day structure

  • 06:30 - 08:00 Pranayama / meditation / mantra chanting
  • 08:30 - 10:15 Asana practice - Ashtanga Vinyasa Mysore style or led class
  • 10:30 - 12:00 Breakfast / brunch / free time / study time
  • 12:00 - 13:30 Yoga principles / philosophy / yoga sutra lectures
  • 14:00 - 15:00 Yoga Nidra / meditation / rest time / free time / refreshing time
  • 15:00 - 16:00 Workshop / study time / guest lecturers
  • 16:00 - 18:00 Asana practice / art of adjustment / body alignment
  • 18:30 - 19:30 Dinner time
  • 19:30 - 20:30 Rest time / free time / study time
  • 20:30 - 21:30 Silence meditation
  • 21:30 - 06:00 Mauna / silence

Location

Students live together at the Nirvana residence in Ram Jhula, Swarg Ashram area. Nirvana Building is located in a peaceful part of Rishikesh and is surrounded by gardens, Ayurvedic cafes, and little shops. It is a short walk down to the banks of the holy Ganges River where students can go to relax, explore, drink chai, and watch the sunset. The Yogshala spaces overlook both the scenic Himalayas and the Ganges River.

Food

Two full meals and one snack with tea every day are included in your course fees. The food Ganga Yogshala provides is all delicious homemade traditional Indian food, prepared fresh daily in their kitchen. All the ingredients are high quality and are sourced locally and fresh from the markets.

Brunch begins around 10:30 a.m. and includes fresh local fruits, like papaya, mango, pineapple, apple, and lots of bananas. Brunch also offers porridge, homemade bread and toast, homemade nuts butters, muesli, yogurt, fresh honey ginger lemon tea, and more. Dinner begins around 6:30 p.m. and offers a wide array of Indian options with the occasional Western touch for a taste of home.

Their dinner menu always changes to keep it interesting, but often includes favorites like lentils, dal, chickpeas, chapati and naan bread, a vegetable dish, tofu, salad, soup, rice, and a tasty dessert. In order for you to have the full yogic experience, all of their meals are designed to keep the body light but strong and nourished during your training. Please let Ganga Yogshala know if you are dairy-free so they can ensure a vegan option for each dish.

The following meals are included:

  • Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Tea

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

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Other dietary requirements on request
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)

On your day off, there are many local cafes, shops, and restaurants to enjoy. Traditional masala chai tea and herbal teas are available everywhere. There are many friendly animals and locals on the streets, which makes every walk through town interesting and enjoyable. Little shops with nice inexpensive Indian clothes and tailors, books in many languages, Ayurvedic products, and traditional items line the streets, so don't bring too much in your backpack. Everything you may need is in short walking distance. Rishikesh has a vibrant Indian culture and deep spiritual tradition that makes it a wonderful community and environment for you to enjoy your yoga journey.

What's included

  • 11 nights accommodation
  • 2 daily meals, tea, and snacks
  • All classes
  • Certificate of completion

What's not included

  • Airport transfers

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Jolly Grant Airport (DED).

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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