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Join this yoga teacher training course in Rishikesh, India to deeply understand Ayurveda as a system of health and medicine. You will explore yoga asanas in a therapeutic way, with focus on correcting any imbalances and blockages in the body. This course will provide you with a completely new experience on both the physical and mental level. Give yourself the opportunity to transform your yoga practice into the next level and be confident to share it with others.
During this retreat, you will stay in an ashram at Patanjali International Yoga Foundation. You will stay in single or shared rooms with attached bathrooms with hot water. Please keep in mind that this is not a hotel. Upon your arrival, you will be provided with soap and toilet paper. The rest of the time, you need to buy it.
For your personal safety, please bring a padlock for your room. The ashram provides clean bed sheets and towels once a week, shared kettle, iron, and hairdryer on each floor, and a blanket.
Students who complete their subsequent trainings are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®).
Yoga therapy means healing of various kinds of diseases through yoga practice, such as asana, pranayama, bandha, kriya, mudra, and meditation. In this two-week long residential yoga therapy and Ayurveda, "the science of life" course, studies will include Shank Prakshalana "special cleansing of body", the three doshas "constitutions", their recommended lifestyle and yoga practice, Ayurvedic diet, herbs and medicines to stay healthy and help treat diseases.
Patanjali International Yoga Foundation offers a complete course on yoga therapy and Ayurveda. Ayurveda is an ancient and, indeed, the most well-regarded system of health and medicine in India. It is also known as the fifth Veda. The word "Ayurveda" is derived from Sanskrit and means "the science of life".
The principles of yoga and Ayurveda therapy has been used for thousands of years and hold tremendous value in the present life as well. According to them, a person can always enjoy good health and a feeling of wellbeing. All classes will be taught by Dr. Jitendra Das and his assistant yoga teachers.
To be eligible to attend this yoga and meditation retreat, Patanjali International Yoga Foundation has established prerequisites to help create the groups, that are able to work together for two weeks of intensive toga journey.
This is a journey of personal and professional development that builds on the practitioner's previous experience. It is easier and more comfortable to guide trainees if they have previous experience. Patanjali International Yoga Foundation recommends that all applicants have 200-hour yoga teacher training or at least two - three years of established yoga practice.
The instructors combine yoga practice with the scientific knowledge of Ayurveda. The yoga trainees will learn in depth therapeutic yoga practices for all different constitution of bodies as per Ayurveda. Every class is structured to activate and open all the energy meridians.
2. Chakras practice
Every asana is explained with its entire structure and its effect on different chakras in our body. Not only the instructors provide theory on chakra knowledge but they also structure each yogic asana practice according to balancing, stimulating and healing each chakra.
3. Ayurvedic 3-Doshas
Human body is a divine creation which consists of five elements of the nature - air, fire, earth, sky, and space. These five elements leads to the formation of three Ayurvedic constitutions of the body or as we call it, Ayurveda 3-Doshas of the body. The instructors not only teach you how to recognize them, but also how to design the practice, the diet and the wholesome living according to these three Doshas.
4. Vata Dosha: the air constitution
Learn about Ayurvedic herbs and Ayurvedic medicines for yoga practitioner and for overall good health.
8. Common diseases
Learn about more than 20 common diseases and their treatment through correct diet, Ayurvedic herbs, correct yoga practice
Deep digestive system cleansing technique with particular Yoga asanas and Ayurvedic treatment.
10. Food according to Sat Chakra and Pancha Pranas
Learn about the seven energy meridians and five vital energy in our body, signs of balance, signs of imbalance, how to balance them with the help of yoga practice, right food to balance the five vital energy, herbs to balance the chakras
11. Food and seven tissues (Dhatus)
Proper understanding of tissues helps practitioner to predict the symptoms and provide best yogic treatment. Learn about the relationships of seven tissues in our body.
12. Meditation brain therapy
Learn 7 effective ways of meditation and their effects on the mind, body, and energy. Also learn about Ayurvedic herbs specifically for the brain.
13. Structural yoga practice
Learn and practice how to construct a yoga therapy lesson, to balance all the chakras.
14. Yoga Nidra
Learn and experience deep yogic relaxation to balance sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system, and balance the left and right brain. Benefits of Yoga Nidra reflects not only physically but also on conscious, subconscious and unconscious mind.
It helps relieving high blood pressure, stress, improves concentration, and leads to overall emotional integration.
15. Myofascial yoga
Understanding the network of fascia in our body, Myofascial anatomy. Use this knowledge of connective tissues to deepen your yoga practice.
16. Stress management
How to be stress-free while conducting a yoga class, how to manage a student who is stressful, how to be stress-free using meditation and pranayama, correct structure of yoga practice to manage stress
Learn about Kyphosis - diagnosis and treatment, detailed anatomy of spine, how you can construct a class for this spinal dysfunction, how to make corrections in yoga asana
Learn about Lordosis - diagnosis and treatment, detailed anatomy of spine, how you can construct a class for this spinal dysfunction, how to make corrections in yoga asana
Learn about Scoliosis - diagnosis and treatment, detailed anatomy of spine, how you can construct a class for this spinal dysfunction, how to make corrections in yoga asana
20. Yoga for old age
Learn about how you can construct a class for people over 60, correct yoga asanas and their benefits
Learn which asanas are good during menstruation, how to release menstruation pain through yoga asanas and pranayama, Which asanas should be avoided during menstruation, how to construct a yoga class specially for menstruation, Ayurvedic herbs
22. Menopause and Osteoporosis
What is exactly the menopause and Osteoporosis? Correct yoga practice , Ayurvedic herbs, how to construct a yoga class for menopause and Osteoporosis
23. Restorative yoga
Asanas that relaxes the body, asanas that stimulates the healing energy in the body, asanas that helps the practitioner to absorb the benefits of the practice in the body
24. Six Rasas and herbs therapy
The fundamentals and theory of six tastes according to Ayurveda, determine the experience and effect of food on our body, six tastes and their predominant elements, how to work with taste according to the Vata, Pitta, and Kapha constitutions, Ayurvedic herbs for each Dosha.
25. Sun and moon salutation
Practice of sun and moon salutation to balance the energy channels.
The program follows a tight schedule where almost each of the seven to eight training hours in the day is assigned to some aspect of yoga. You could find the training intensive but enlightening. Depending on the yoga school, the mornings can begin as early as 6:00 a.m. with meditation followed by some yoga postures and maybe some classes or lectures in therapy or anatomy.
Excursions and sightseeing tours are included in the retreat package.
Yoga Alliance International
Dr. Jitendra Das has studied and practiced yoga, Ayurveda, and Vedic scripture at school and university, as well as with senior Indian masters. He studied yoga, Ayurveda, Sanskrit, Veda, and related subjects in Haridwar. He teaches and practices yogasana, pranayama, bandha, mantra, mudra, meditation, cleansing kriyas, Ayurveda, and Vedic chanting at Rishikesh, and gives conferences, workshops, and seminars worldwide.
This yoga retreat will take place at Patanjali International Yoga Foundation in Rishikesh, India, situated on the banks of the holy Ganga River, at the foothills of the Himalayas. Rishikesh is a very relaxed and spiritual place, enabling you to get into the very peaceful atmosphere. It is believed that meditation in Rishikesh brings people closer to the attainment of moksha, as does a dip in the holy river that flows through it.
Patanjali International Yoga Foundation will provide five to six dishes in one meal with proper nutrition and freshly cooked. Food is yogic Ayurvedic vegetarian. Foods are suitable for both western and eastern students. There are different menus for each day.
Indira Gandhi International Airport
Transfer available for additional US$35 per person
Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) or Dehradun Airport (DED). Transfer from and to those airports is available upon request.
Take a bus from Kashmiri Gate bus station in New Delhi. The bus ride takes about seven to nine hours.
Take the train to arrive at Haridwar train station. Transfer from and to Haridwar is available upon request.