This 300-hour residential yoga teacher training course is registered with Yoga Alliance in both the USA and Canada. In this course, you will focus on the traditional teachings of Ancient Hatha Yoga - Patanjali Yoga. You will expand your knowledge and experience from your 200-hour yoga teacher training in all areas of yogic practices such as asana, pranayama, meditation, bandhas, kriyas, mudras as well as theory on yogic philosophy, anatomy, and the art of teaching.
You will stay at Patanjali International Yoga Foundation (PIYF) ashram, Rishikesh, India. Patanjali International Yoga Foundation provides accommodation and other facilities to our yoga students to make their stay comfortable and healthy. Single or shared accommodations are available. Please keep in mind, that this is a yoga ashram and not a hotel, so we provide all ashram facilities.
Upon your arrival, you will be provided with soap and toilet paper and for the duration of the retreat, it will be at your own personal expense. For your personal safety and security, please bring a padlock for your room. Patanjali International Yoga Foundation provides clean bed sheets and towel once a week, shared kettle, iron, and hairdryer on each floor, and a blanket but during the winter, it is recommended you to bring a sleeping bag.
Ashrams usually represent a return to a simpler way of living, which is very different to a hotel. Generally there is a more communal atmosphere and often an expectation that guests will pitch in with whatever needs doing.
This 300-hour advanced yoga teacher training is registered with Yoga Alliance in both the USA and Canada and based on the traditional teachings of Ancient Hatha yoga - Patanjali Yoga organized by Patanjali International Yoga Foundation (PIYF) Rishikesh, India - RYS 200, 300, 500 hour.
The curriculum of PIYF 300-hour advanced yoga teacher training course fully covers the international standards of Yoga Alliance USA and Canada.
The objective of the advanced yoga teacher training is to deepen and expand the knowledge and yogic practices from the previous 200-hour yoga teacher training. This 300-hour yoga teacher training course also includes teachings on Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda. All classes are taught by Dr. Jitendra Das and his assistant yoga teachers
This 300-hour yoga teacher training program follows a very tight schedule, with almost eight to ten training hours a day assigned to some aspect of yoga, including contact and non-contact hours. You will find the training intensive but enlightening.
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. PIYF includes yoga therapy and Ayurveda into 300-hour yoga teacher training course.
1. Yoga techniques
Advanced asana, pranayama, bandha, kriya, mantra, mudra, and dhyana (meditation) techniques will be taught during the advance teacher 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. The trainee will learn from 1-2 chapters of Yoga Sutra of Patanjali: definition of yoga, Panch vritis (five mental modifications), Abhayas and Vairagya, practice to highest energy (God), helpful element, Kriya yoga, panch avidya (five illusions), and the eight original limbs: Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahar, Dharna, Dhyana and Samadhi from Yoga Sutra of Patanjali. As well as study of major verses of from Gherand Samhita from first chapter to seventh chapter.
3. Teaching methodology
Learn how to demonstrate and and adjust advanced asanas, observe the class and assist other students. As well as the instructors teach to the trainees advanced lesson planning, injury prevention how to avoid injury from advanced asana, how to use hand for advanced yogasana adjusting, how to do advanced alignment principles in yoga poses, educational techniques to teach principles of advanced yoga, practicum in teaching yoga, what to talk and not to talk during advanced yoga practice, understanding, correcting, assisting, encouraging, and caring for advanced yoga practice.
4. Anatomy and physiology
Trainee will learn advanced both physical and subtle anatomy. 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, Triguna (three qualities), Panchkosha (the five layers of body), panchprana (the five vital energy).
Learn how to teach advanced all yoga techniques and how to manage the structure of advanced yoga practice and advanced lessons.
Class structure and planning: yoga trainee will learn how to create an advanced effective and intelligent structure and build your advanced class during the training.
Assisting and alignment: yoga trainee student will learn how to make hands on advanced adjustments for every pose study and you will practice with a partner yoga student.
Practice of teaching: yoga teacher trainee will learn practice teaching poses one by one as you learn them. We would slowly and intelligently build up to teaching advanced sun and moon salutations and keep adding a little more material until you have built a full class and will feel comfortable teaching it. Throughout this process you are given a lot of support, feedback, and encouragement, to give you the tools to become a great teacher.
Learn about more than 20 common diseases and their treatment through correct diet, Ayurvedic herbs, correct yoga practice
Learn about the seven energy meridians and five vital energy in our body.
7. 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.
8. Meditation brain therapy
Learn seven effective ways of meditation and their effects on the mind, body, and energy. Also learn about Ayurvedic herbs specifically for the brain.
As a graduate of this 300-hour yoga teacher training, you can choose to register either with Yoga Alliance USA or Yoga Alliance Canada, which will give you an opportunity to teach worldwide as you become RYT-500
This yoga teacher training course is an intensive journey of personal and professional self-development, therefore there are necessary course prerequisites, that we believe will help to create better teaching-learning relationships and an equal group of students. All applicants of 300-hour advanced yoga teacher training must have previously completed their 200-hour yoga teacher training in any Yoga Alliance registered school.
Patanjali International Yoga Foundation will send the specific prerequisites and study materials after the course registration.
Included in your program package are excursions and sight seeing tours.
This 300-hour yoga teacher training program will be held at Patanjali International Yoga Foundation, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India. It is situated on the banks of the holy Ganga River and on the foothills of the Himalayas in northern India. Rishikesh is a very relaxed place in India, enabling you to get a 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 provides five to seven dishes in one meal with proper nutrition and fresh cooked. The food is suitable for both western and eastern students and there is a different menu for each day. There will be daily herbal tea times during the retreat.
Indira Gandhi International Airport
Transfer available for additional US$35 per person
The nearest international airport is New-Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), 250 kilometers or domestic Dehradun Jolly Grant Airport (DED) which is only 30 kilometers away. Domestic flights to Dehradun Jolly Grant Airport (DED) are operated by Air India, Jet Airways, and Spicejet. Please note, that the best way to leave Delhi airport is by the Delhi Traffic Police Prepaid Taxi Service which is located on the left side right after you pass customs on the way out to the arrivals hall.
Buses to Rishikesh leave New-Delhi from the Kashmiri Gate National Bus Stand approximately every hour. The bus ride takes about 7-9 hours.
Rishikesh has a train station, but it is currently serviced only by one train. The best option is to reach Haridwar station, which is only about 30 minutes away from Rishikesh, and then continue by road. Haridwar is serviced by many trains from/to Delhi, Varanasi, Rajasthan, Amritsar, and others. From Delhi, the train ride takes approximately 5-7 hours.
Taxis are widely available anywhere in India. The taxi drive from Delhi is around 6 hours, depending on traffic conditions. From Haridwar, the taxi ride takes around 40 minutes. Patanjali International Yoga Foundation can arrange a taxi service upon advanced request.
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