Join this 200-hour yoga teacher training at Patanjali International Yoga Foundation in India, which will focus on the traditional teachings of ancient Hatha yoga - Patanjali yoga. This training is perfect for aspiring yoga teachers as well as serious practitioners who just want to develop their own practice and expand their knowledge of yoga. This training will provide you with completely new physical and mental experience. Give yourself the opportunity to take your practice to the next level and feel confident in teaching 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.
The objective of the training is to physically and mentally prepare the aspiring yoga teachers and serious yoga practitioners to be confident in practicing and teaching by themselves. All classes will be taught by Dr. Jitendra Das and his assistant yoga teachers.
This yoga teacher training is an intensive journey of personal and professional self-development, therefore Patanjali International Yoga Foundation has created some prerequisites they believe will help to develop a better teaching - learning relationship and an equal group of students. They highly recommend that all applicants have at least two to three years of established yoga practice.
You will learn more than 41 basic asanas (postures), including their different levels and variations, from beginner to advanced level. In each asana, you will learn proper adjustments, alignments, techniques, corrections, contra-indications, physical and psychic awareness, and benefits.
Learn the 12 positions of sun salutations, their variations, points of concentration, breathing, and mantras.
Learn more than 8 types of pranayama breathing techniques: Anuloma - Viloma, Nadishodhana, Ujjai, Bhramari, Shitali, Sitkari, Bhastrika, and Khapalbhati.
Learn the practice of the three bandhas (energy locks in the body): Mula bandha, Jalandhara bandha, Uddiyana bandha, and Maha bandha.
Learn the practice Shatkriya ("six body cleansing methods"): Dhauti, Basti, Neti, Nauli, Tratak, and Kapalbhati.
Learn and practice 8 main yogic mudras (gestures) according to Shatchakra and energy channels.
Learn and practice 6 main meditation techniques.
Learn to chant and present the main Vedic mantras.
Patanjali International Yoga Foundation will explain and discuss the history and philosophy of yoga, according to Patanjali Yoga Sutras and Gheranda Samhita. Learn about the 8 limbs of yoga and their use in modern yogic lifestyle.
Learn how to demonstrate and adjust different asanas, observe the class, and assist other students.
There are both physical and subtle anatomy lessons. You will get complete information about Kundalini, chakras, and pancha koshas - five layers of the body.
Learn how to teach all toga techniques and how to manage the structure of yoga practice and lessons.
This training follows a tight schedule where almost each of the seven to eight training hours in the day will be assigned to some aspect of yoga. You could find the training intensive, but enlightening. Depending on different circumstances, 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 philosophy 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.