Yoga Teacher Training India

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.

Highlights

  • Intensive yoga practices
  • Advanced meditation techniques
  • Yoga therapy and Ayurveda course
  • International Yoga Alliance certification, RYT - 300
  • 300-hour certified yoga training course and syllabus
  • Daily 2 yogic vegetarian meals and herbal tea
  • Excursions and sightseeing
  • 27 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Advanced

Styles


27 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

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.

Patanjali International Yoga Foundation Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh Program

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.

Daily schedule

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

Training syllabus

The Yoga Alliance USA and the Canadian Yoga Alliance Canada have set a widely-accepted international standard for yoga teacher training programs which includes 100, 200 and 300 hour across five areas of teachings:

1 - Yoga techniques

  • Asana

You will learn more than 67 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, benefits, and others

  • Pranayama

You will learn eight main advanced techniques of pranayama Anuloma-Viloma, Nadishodhana, Ujjai, Bhramari, Shitali, Sitkari, Bhastrika, and Kapalbhati with emphasis on technique, duration, ratio, physical and psychic awareness, contra-indications, and benefits.

  • Bandha

You will learn the advanced practice of three bandhas, energy locks in the body, Mula bandha, Jalandhara bandha, Udiyana bandha and Maha bandha.

  • Kriya

You will learn and practice advanced techniques of Shatkriya "six body cleansing methods": Dhauti, Basti, Neti, Nauli, Tratak, and Kapalbhati.

  • Mudras

You will learn and practice eight main yogic mudras (gestures) according to Shatchakra and energy channels.

  • Meditation

You will learn and practice advanced meditation techniques.

  • Mantra

You will learn to chant and present main Vedic mantras and how to use them to purify and balance the chakras.

2 - Advanced philosophy, lifestyle, and ethics

Patanjali International Yoga Foundation will explain and discuss the history and advanced philosophy of yoga, according to Patanjali Yoga Sutras and Gheranda Samhita. Learn about the eight limbs of yoga and their use in modern yogic lifestyle.

Note:

Teacher trainees will be required to give five to ten minutes speech on one of the yoga topics

3 - Advanced teaching methodology

You will learn how to demonstrate and adjust different asanas from basic to advanced level, observe the class, and assist other students.

4 - Advanced anatomy and physiology

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

5 - Advanced practicum

You will learn how to teach all yoga techniques from basic to advanced level and how to manage the structure of yoga practice and lessons and you will also learn how to create an effective and intelligent advanced lesson structure.

Yoga therapy and Ayurveda

In the 300-hour yoga teacher training, the focus is on yoga therapy and Ayurveda topics such as:

  • Shankha Prakshalana, deep digestive system cleansing technique
  • Three doshas, body constitutions and their relation with five elements
  • Herbs and food to balance the chakras and doshas
  • Meditation as a brain therapy
  • Structure of therapeutic, yoga practice to balance the chakras and doshas
  • Common diseases and their yogic and ayurvedic treatments
  • Ayurvedic herbs and medicines
  • Practice of sun and moon salutation to balance the energy channel

Patanjali International Yoga Foundation (PIYF) Rishikesh India explores these teaching areas in 300-hour Yoga Teacher Traning Rishikesh India at the bank of holy Ganga river in the lap of Himalaya. Patanjali International Yoga Foundation includes Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda into 300-hour yoga teacher training course.

Code of conduct

  • Discipline is an integral part of the training program and the course routine must be strictly followed.
  • Disrespect of rules and regulations may result in course termination, without any refund.
  • Restricted dress code for all classes is white yoga trousers, t-shirt, socks, jacket, jumper, and shawl.
  • Absenting from the scheduled program without prior permission of the teacher will be considered 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 yoga hall would be closed and you will no longer be allowed to enter.
  • Smoking and consumption of any drugs, alcohol , nd meat is strictly prohibited during the training.
  • Animals and children under 12 years are not allowed in the ashram.

Graduation and certification

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

Course prerequisites and requirements

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.

Note:

Patanjali International Yoga Foundation will send the specific prerequisites and study materials after the course registration.

Included excursions

Included in your program package are excursions and sight seeing tours.

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.
Perrine Marais
Perrine Marais got her first yoga practice like most westerners, in a gym, 13 years ago. Wanting to deepen her knowledge, she started traveling to towns around where yoga studios were more popular. Wanting to learn from the root and ancient principles, she traveled to Rishikesh and followed her second teacher training with Dr Jitendra Das, then she realized that she should learn and practice more about the ancient style Hatha yoga.
Ernesto Giodano
Ernesto Giordano has been practicing yoga since 1989. In 1992, he received his yoga teacher certification in IPEF, Buenos Aires, Argentina. His first teacher was Ester Weber, who is one of the best teacher in Argentina. In 2011, he went to PIYF for yoga teacher training course with Dr Jitendra Das. Besides being a yoga teacher, he is a physical trainer too massage therapist.

Location

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.

Nearby location:

  • 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

Services

  • Laundry
  • Library

Food

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.

The following meals are included:

  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Yogic
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

  • 27 nights accommodation
  • 2 daily healthy vegetarian meals and herbal tea
  • International Yoga Alliance certification (USA, Canada) RYT - 300
  • Extensive study materials
  • Daily intensive meditation practice
  • Daily theory class on yogic philosophy, anatomy, and the art of teaching
  • Excursions and sightseeing tours
  • Tools for neti kriya pot
  • Yoga mats available in yoga hall

What's not included

  • Airfares
  • Optional activities
  • Transfers from and to the airport

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

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.

Arrival by bus

Buses to Rishikesh leave New-Delhi from the Kashmiri Gate National Bus Stand approximately every hour. The bus ride takes about 7-9 hours.

Arrival by train

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.

Arrival by taxi

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.

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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Upon sending an inquiry, Patanjali Inetrnational Yoga Foundation kindly requires you to mention your name and surname, country of origin, number or months or years of practice and, to attach a photo of yourself in a regular or yoga pose.

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