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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.
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®).
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.
The Yoga Alliance USA and the Canadian Yoga Alliance Canada have set widely-accepted international standards for yoga teacher training programs which include 100, 200, and 300 hours across five areas of teachings.
Patanjali International Yoga Foundation (PIYF) Rishikesh, India explores these teaching areas in 300-hour yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, India at the bank of holly Ganga river in the lap of Himalaya.
1. Techniques: Asana, pranayama, bandha, kriya, mantra, and dhyana (meditation) techniques will be taught during the training. Also, trainees will learn about the benefits, checkpoints and contraindications, as well as how to teach, assist, adjust and correct others.
The instructors will explain and discuss the history and philosophy of yoga.
Yogic lifestyle: Students will learn yogic diet and achievements of yoga.
Textbooks: The trainees will learn the eight original limbs: Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahar, Dharna, Dhyana and Samadhi from Yoga Sutra of Patanjali. As well as seven limbs of Hatha Yoga from Gherand Samhita and their use in modern lifestyle.
3. Teaching methodology
Learn how to demonstrate and and adjust different asanas, observe the class and assist other students. As well as the instructors teach to the trainees lesson planning, injury prevention how to avoid injury from asana, how to use hand for yogasana adjusting, how to do alignment principles in yoga poses, educational techniques to teach principles of yoga, practicum in teaching yoga what to talk and not to talk during yoga practice, understanding, correcting, assisting, encouraging and caring, also guiding the progress of students in yoga.
4. Anatomy and physiology
There are both physical and subtle anatomy lessons. You will get complete Information about three nadis - Ida, Pingla, and Shusmana, Kundalini, and Shat chakras (six energy channels): Mulladhar, Swadhisthana, Manipur, Anahata, Vishuddhi, Ajna and Sahashrar chakra.
Learn how to teach all yoga 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.
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.
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