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.
Airport transfer available:
Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$35 per person)
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.
Upon completion of this yoga teacher training, students will receive certificate affiliated with Yoga Alliance USA and Canada. Registration with Yoga Alliance provides a globally recognized credential.
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.
Yoga therapy and Ayurveda trainee students will learn about the human body, including its internal organs and inner systems like digestive, circulatory, endocrine, and more. They will study the body functions as well as common diseases.
Yoga therapy and Ayurveda trainee students will learn how yogic principles help to treat physical and mental diseases as well as study the importance of Ashtanga yoga, yogic diet, structural yogic practice, and the science of Shatchakra.
Yoga therapy and Ayurveda trainee students will learn Surya Namaskar, asana, mantra, pranayama, mudra, Bandha-Kriya and meditation. They will be given a detailed guidance on how to practice and work with unhealthy persons to improve their health.
Yoga therapy and Ayurveda trainee students will learn about three types of body constitutions (doshas): vata, pitta, and kapha. The descriptions of characters for each dosha (physical, psychological, and behavioristic diagnosis) will be used. Students will also learn and practice to make an analysis of each dosha by themselves. They will also learn which kind of food can help to balance their dosha type.
Yoga therapy and Ayurveda trainee students will learn yoga practice according to their dosha types and Ayurvedic herbs for yoga practitioners according to their physical function.
Yoga therapy and Ayurveda trainee students will learn how to correct imbalanced dosha using Ayurvedic herbs and Ayurvedic medicine. More than 20 different types of Ayurvedic herbs and plants will be introduced.
Students learn more than 20 common diseases and their yogic Ayurvedic treatments.
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.
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.
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.