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

Yoga Teacher Training India

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.

Highlights

  • Daily intensive yoga classes
  • International Yoga Alliance certification
  • Daily practice of asana, pranayama, and meditation
  • 200-hour certified yoga training syllabus
  • Daily vegetarian meals and herbal tea
  • Excursions and sightseeing tours
  • 27 nights accommodation

Styles


28 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 30

Airport transfer available:
Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$35 per person)

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Accommodation

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.

Patanjali International Yoga Foundation ashram rules

  • The ashram gates are opened from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. By 10:00 p.m. everyone should be in their rooms
  • The outside guests are allowed to visit you from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the reception sitting place only and they are not allowed in the rooms
  • Please keep your rooms neat and clean with self-service
  • Please make a general cleaning before checking out or pay 500 INR for the general room’s cleaning
  • Please clean and dry your plates and cups after food
  • In case of using fat creams and skin oils, please use your own bed linens
  • Please save water
  • Put used toilet paper and sanitary items into the rubbish bin
  • Stick posters or other items on the walls are strictly prohibited
  • Use of electric heaters is strictly prohibited
  • Every guest is responsible for self-belongings
  • Any damage of the property is under your own responsibility and expenses should be refunded
  • Please through the rubbish from your rooms to the rubbish can near the main gates

Patanjali International Yoga Foundation Yoga Teacher Training India Program

Certifications

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.

Course aim and objective

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.

Training requirements

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.

Training syllabus

Techniques

Asanas

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.

Surya Namaskar (sun salutations)

Learn the 12 positions of sun salutations, their variations, points of concentration, breathing, and mantras.

Pranayama

Learn more than 8 types of pranayama breathing techniques: Anuloma - Viloma, Nadishodhana, Ujjai, Bhramari, Shitali, Sitkari, Bhastrika, and Khapalbhati.

Bandha

Learn the practice of the three bandhas (energy locks in the body): Mula bandha, Jalandhara bandha, Uddiyana bandha, and Maha bandha.

Kriya

Learn the practice Shatkriya ("six body cleansing methods"): Dhauti, Basti, Neti, Nauli, Tratak, and Kapalbhati.

Mudras

Learn and practice 8 main yogic mudras (gestures) according to Shatchakra and energy channels.

Meditation

Learn and practice 6 main meditation techniques.

Mantra

Learn to chant and present the main Vedic mantras.

Philosophy, lifestyle, and ethics

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.

Teaching methodology

Learn how to demonstrate and adjust different asanas, observe the class, and assist other students.

Anatomy and physiology

There are both physical and subtle anatomy lessons. You will get complete information about Kundalini, chakras, and pancha koshas - five layers of the body.

Practicum

Learn how to teach all toga techniques and how to manage the structure of yoga practice and lessons.

Code of conduct

  • Discipline is an integral part of the training and so the course routine must be strictly followed
  • Disrespect of rules and regulations may result in course termination with no refund of the fee
  • Restricted dress code is white yoga trousers, T-shirt, socks, jacket, jumper, and shawl
  • Absenting from the scheduled program without prior permission of the teacher would be construed as a gross breach of discipline
  • A student must inform the staff in advance if they intend to skip a meal so there is no waste of food
  • Any activity that is not related to the course is not permitted
  • Do not be late for class, the door of the yoga hall would be closed and you will no longer be allowed to enter
  • Smoking and consumption of any drugs, alcohol, and meat are strictly prohibited during the training

Typical daily schedule

  • 06:00 Wake up and self-practice
  • 07:30 - 10:00 Morning yoga practice (mantra, kriya, pranayama, asana, relaxation)
  • 10:30 - 11:00 Lunch break (yogic meal)
  • 11:00 - 13:30 Non - contact hours (self - study)
  • 13:30 - 14:00 Herbal tea
  • 14:30 - 16:00 Theory class (philosophy, anatomy, art of teaching)
  • 17:00 - 19:00 Evening yoga practice (asana, adjustments, and Ashtanga Vinyasa)
  • 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner break (yogic meal)
  • 20:30 - 21:30 Meditation and kirtan
  • 22:00 Lights off

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.

Included excursions

Excursions and sightseeing tours are included in the retreat package.

Instructors

Dr Jitendra Das
Yoga Alliance International (Yoga)
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.
Tatiana Morozova Morozova
Tatiana Morozova is an experienced teacher of Patanjali International Yoga Foundation with over 15 years of practice and deep knowledge of teaching. Tatiana follows the ancient Hatha yoga style, both in her teaching and also in her practice. Currently, she is the representative of Patanjali International Yoga Foundation in Russia and the leading teacher in Patanjali International Yoga Foundation Ashram in Rishikesh.
Amba Dugo Carreras
Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Yoga)
Amba Dugo started her first yoga teacher training when she was 16 years old in her hometown, Valencia, Spain. Therefore, she realized quickly that she wanted to share that with others and give energy to that precious discipline which is a present in her life. In 2014, she again attained Yoga Alliance Registered 200-hour yoga teacher training with Dr Jitendra Das at Patanjali International Yoga Foundation.

Location

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.

Nearby places

  • Dehradun Airport (DED) - 30 kilometers
  • Haridwar - 25 kilometers
  • Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) - 250 kilometers
  • Lakshman Jhula Bridge - 500 meters
  • Rishikesh town - 4 kilometers

Features

General

  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lobby
  • Yoga studio

Services

  • Laundry
  • Library

Food

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.

The following meals are included:

  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

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

  • Vegetarian
  • 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)

  • Bungee jumping
  • Cycling
  • Flying fox
  • Kayaking
  • Motorcycle tours
  • Rafting
  • Sightseeing
  • Trekking
  • Tubing

What's included

  • 200-hour certified yoga teacher training course
  • Daily intensive practice of mantra, asana, pranayama, kriya, mudra, and meditation
  • Daily theory class on yogic philosophy, anatomy, and the art of teaching
  • International Yoga Alliance certification (YA or CYA) upon completion
  • 27 nights accommodation
  • 2 daily yogic vegetarian meals
  • Excursions and local sightseeing
  • Daily herbal tea
  • Printed course materials
  • Tools for neti kriya pot
  • Yoga mats available in the hall

What's not included

  • Additional activities
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Extra meals
  • Personal expenses
  • Train station transfers

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

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.

Arrival by bus

Take a bus from Kashmiri Gate bus station in New Delhi. The bus ride takes about seven to nine hours.

Arrival by train

Take the train to arrive at Haridwar train station. Transfer from and to Haridwar is available upon request.

Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport Airport transfer available: Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$35 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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