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This 200-hour yoga teacher training in Rishikesh is for those who want to gain deeper insights into the world of yoga and teaching yoga. Yoga isn’t about touching your toes; it is what you learn on the way down. You will learn the fundamentals of asanas (postures), Pranayama (breath techniques), Bandhas (locks), Kriyas (cleansing actions), alignment, basic anatomy, and foundational knowledge of the yogic texts. But it is more than just exercise.
Rishikesh School of Yoga (RSY) is a registered Traditional Yoga and Tantra Sadhana School centered in the magical Himalayan valley of Rishikesh, India. The school aims to bring forth and maintain the yogic values to their ancient and traditional purity as taught by the yogis of the Himalayan masters. Thus, this school stands a bridge between pure and traditional form and the contemporary format of yoga, Tantra, healing, and Ayurvedic learning.
You are booked for a private room, however, the floor you are on has a shared kitchen. There are three floors for hosting yoga students and retreats. Each floor has a kitchen, two bedrooms, and one or two bathrooms. The fourth floor includes our yoga hall and the fifth floor is the stunning view of the Himalayan mountains and the holy river Ganges.
One of the most valuable aspects of this 200-hour yoga teacher training is that you will get to experience 3 weeks (21 days) away from distractions to dive deeply within yourself under the watchful guidance of experienced teachers. And you get help off the mat too.
This course also covers the business side of yoga such as marketing, use of social media, different types of business models, and career opportunities. From the experienced, dedicated teachers who are true to the lifestyle, to the strength of the relationships between students, to the food, and accommodations offered.
Rishikesh School of Yoga, Rishikesh values sincerity, hard work, and compassion and their goal is that students leave with a greater understanding of yoga and what it takes to be a proficient yoga teacher.
Students who complete their training are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®)
Rishikesh School of Yoga, Rishikesh has many different teachers and their students come from all over the world. For this reason, they have a course curriculum below that is made to fit the needs of the students. Some students need more asanas, some need more meditation, or philosophy. Below is a list of techniques that we cover but we customize the teaching based on your needs.
They may or may not teach all of these techniques based on what best suits your needs. The United Nations invited Rishikesh School of Yoga’s yoga teacher to talk to about yoga on International Yoga Day. At Rishikesh School of Yoga, they provide students with traditional, comprehensive teachings on all aspects of yoga: Hatha yoga, Ashtanga-Vinyasa, Raja yoga, pranayama, meditation, philosophy Bhakti, Mantras, and Vedic science.
Bandhas, their functions, significance, and how to properly perform them. A major part of Hatha yoga is the Bandhas. In this course, students will go over all three bandhas, their functions, significance, and how to properly perform them in conjunction with asana practice or by themselves. Students will also be instructed on how to teach each of the bandhas.
Dristi or gaze is what keeps the mind focused and centered during Hatha yoga. In this course, students will be instructed in the importance of each dristi, when they can be used, how to perform them properly and how to teach them.
How to properly perform Ujaya breathing. The breath is the life force of the physiology. Ujaya breathing, when combined with Hatha yoga, energizes the practice. In this course, students will be instructed on how to properly perform Ujaya breathing during asana practice and independently as a standalone practice.
Students will learn basic pranayamas, how to use their breath, and when pranayamas can and cannot be practiced.
Initially, students will continue their study of the basic pranayamas. After gaining experience, students will be instructed in intermediate pranayamas to further their understanding and development.
Students will spend time going over preparatory material in order to learn meditation and what conditions need to be set up in order to facilitate the process.
After the students have learned to meditate, they will meditate for 10 to 20 minutes twice a day to further develop their practice, consciousness, and understanding.
Yoga cleansing techniques. After learning about Kriyas, students will learn basic cleansing techniques they can do on a daily basis.
Chants and mantras hold intelligence that enlivens different parts of one’s consciousness. In this course, students will learn simple mantras and chanting through handouts, demonstrations, and repetition. You will also go over pronunciation and how to read and pronounce Sanskrit written in English.
This course takes an anatomical approach to nadis (channels). Through lecture and illustrations, students will come to understand the different types of nadis and their roles. As well as how different practices have an effect on the nadis.
Koshas are the sheaths that the entirety of the physiology is made up of. From the most gross, the physical body, to the most subtle, the bliss body. Students will learn the different Koshas that make up one’s being.
Chakras have major roles in our lives, more than most people realize. This course, through handouts, lecture and discussion will provide a way to give clear, simple understanding to chakras, how they function and how to keep them in a relative state of balance.
Using demonstrations and illustrations student will learn how the major groups of asanas (forward bends, backbends, twists, standing, and inversions) affects each of the muscular, skeletal, and organ systems. Students will also gain a deeper understanding of why modifications and precautions are necessary for different situations.
Different asanas and asana groups will have specific effects on the physiology. Through lectures and some demonstrations, students will deepen their understanding of the correlation between asanas and their physical response. This understanding is the key to developing sequences that help students manage specific aspects of their physiologists be it physical, mental, or emotional. With the knowledge of the power of yoga, Rishikesh School of Yoga, Rishikesh always emphasizes the importance of following the recommendations of each student's primary or special care specialist and stress that it is important to not claim to be able to eliminate physical, mental, or emotional conditions with yoga.
Through reading the Hatha Yoga Pradipika and lectures, students will gain preparatory knowledge of pranayamas and learn how pranayamas effect the physiology.
Learn how each pranayama has a specific effect on the physiology. Students will gain some understanding of why some individuals may experience difficulty performing some pranayamas.
People coming into the practice of yoga will be at different places physically, mentally, and emotionally. Through demonstrations, lecture, and discussion, students will learn how to be most effective as a teacher. This means having the ability to accurately assess each student and give them a task that is challenging enough to inspire growth in their asana practice while not overexerting them to the extent that they become injured or discouraged. The highest priority in this course is to instruct students in how to teach asanas so that they are safe, comfortable, and effective for everyone in the class.
Teaching something as abstract as pranayamas can prove to be more intricate than one might expect. Students will learn how to give proper instruction for each pranayama. They will also learn to observe cues their student may display to signify success or difficulty performing different pranayamas and learn the cause behind each cue and possible ways to help.
How you communicate in a class can be the difference between a great class and a bad experience, a great lesson or a dull, dry lecture. Students will learn the differences in voice and language that can make all the difference and how to use their voice and language effectively.
It is important to be able to identify the correct approach for each student by reading the various cues that they display. Through demonstrations and discussions, this course will cover common physical or emotional signals or cues students display indicating that they might be having trouble in a certain area. Examples of these cues include the way they walk, talk, hold their energy, and how their alignment looks in certain postures.
One of the most important things you can do for your business is to expand your reach through marketing. Through lectures and handouts, this course will give students an understanding of how media and social media can be utilized to market and grow your business.
A large part of being a teacher is leading by example. Through lecture, demonstration and discussion, this course goes over what is involved in being a good example for students. Topics such as things a teacher can do to keep their personal issues out of the classroom, how to show students respect, what are appropriate adjustments and what isn't, ways to dress while teaching class, dealing with confidential information, and overall professionalism.
Through lectures and illustrations, students will learn the science and mechanics of meditation.
Through lectures and illustrations, students will learn about the intelligence underlying all aspects of the universe and how through meditation, each individual can directly access it.
Kriyas are actions or duties a yogi takes in order to cleanse the internal system of impurities. Using the material in the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, students will learn what Kriyas are and how they work to keep their system in top condition.
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali are a collection of sutras or passages that impart wisdom and knowledge about the path of yoga. Students will go over the most important sutras through lectures and discussions in order to gain an understanding of the yogic path and how one’s consciousness can develop most effectively and efficiently. Topics covered will include the chitta (consciousness), vrittis (intelligence), samskaras (patterns), yamas and Niyamas (conduct), Patanjali's Philosophy on Ashtanga yoga, abyasa and viragya (continuous practice and detachment), and more. This knowledge will aid students in their own path as well as becoming an effective teacher and role model in your community.
The Hatha Yoga Pradipika is a yogi’s handbook. It imparts the knowledge of Hatha yoga and Raja yoga. Students will go over the material through lectures and discussions on subjects such as what principals to follow to gain success in yoga, yamas and niyamas, things that affect the path of yoga, how and when to practice Hatha yoga, and dietary guidelines.
The practicum provides students with the opportunity to experience what it is like to actually teach a class. A teaching schedule will be created so that each student will be able to meet the practicum requirement of teaching class on their own (with the presence of the instructor if the need arises).
This module will go over and give students a broad understanding of the physical aspects of Hatha yoga. Such as asanas, pranayamas (breathing techniques), Kriyas (detoxing/cleansing techniques), mudras (symbolic gestures), bandhas (energy locks), meditation, chanting mantras, and basic Sanskrit.
The course will cover foundational knowledge and skills from each of the major written texts on yoga; Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Hatha Yoga Pradipika and Bhagavad Gita. The principals of Science of Creative Intelligence and Vedic Science will also be covered. This knowledge is important because it informs the practitioner on how one can live in a way most conducive towards evolution.
The yoga anatomy modules include both human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, and more) and anatomy of the pranic body: koshas, chakras, nadis, and more. They will also cover basic Ayurvedic principals to promote health and balance in yourself as well as your students. This module includes the study of the subject and application of its principles to yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, and healthy movement patterns).
Includes principles of demonstration, observation, assisting/correcting, instruction, teaching styles, help with setting up your own yoga classes and even social media, marketing, and business need-to-know.
Students will log at least ten hours of solo teaching in front of a group, assisting, demonstrating, and so on. This is done to transition the student towards becoming a teacher in a controlled and safe environment under the watchful eye of a highly trained instructor.
You will have the opportunity to explore the surroundings and visit the nearby holy shrines.
On Sunday, you will have fun, explore India, and enjoy group or individual recreation
Swami Umesh Yogi is the leading teacher for the training. He fills in as needed as Yogini Anisha, Rahul Yogi, Swami Brahmananda Saraswati, and Yogi Ryan teach the main classes. Yoga comes from Swami's family lineage's tradition. He has been teaching yoga since 1998 and has been involved in yoga since childhood. Now he travels to different countries in Europe, India, and the United States. His courses include yoga asana, transcendental meditation, philosophy, healing hand, and peace education.
Anisha developed a keen interest in yoga since childhood. She was born and educated in Rishikesh, the world’s capital of yoga. She began his yoga journey in the holy city of Rishikesh. She has been an experienced teacher of Hatha yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga for the past 2 years and is in pursuit of his master’s degree in Yoga, as well as continuously undergoing self-practice and self-studies of yoga.
Ryan was born in the United States. He was introduced to a spiritual path and yoga at a very young age. He is a Yoga Alliance Registered Teacher at the RYT 200 hour level. He is now a guest teacher on the 200-hour and 300-hour yoga teacher training programs offered at Rishikesh School of Yoga. He is also on hand to assist students with information regarding the course, accommodation, and the locality.
Eric has done Yoga TTC from Dylan Ayaloo Training Academy, London also another 200hr Yoga TTC from Rishikesh School of Yoga on 2019. He is teaching for our school to spreading vedic culture and yoga with his students. He like to lead a strong yet playful power vinyasa class with an emphasis on breath synchronized movement.
This yoga teacher training program takes place in Tapovan, Rishikesh, India. The yoga school is located in the heart of the sacred township of Rishikesh, on the bank of the holy river Ganges and at the foothills of the Himalayas, the abode of yogis. The school is in a wonderful magical place, only a short walk from the main town and the bank of the river, and it is the perfect location for your activities.
During this yoga training, you will be served three daily delicious and healthy vegetarian meals; breakfast, lunch, and dinners. Filtered water, herbal tea, and snacks are also available. The menu is creative and balanced with proteins so you feel full and satisfied. If you are planning to have fast in any day, please inform Rishikesh School of Yoga for avoiding food waste.
Rishikesh School of Yoga In-House "Ayur-The Vedic Spa" offers a diverse range of Indian and international treatments to rejuvenate your body and soul. Managed by the "Ayur" Team, the spa has a qualified team of guest therapists who have expertise in traditional and international spa regimes. The Ayurvedic spa treatments are based upon centuries-old Ayurvedic therapies that support balance and bliss in your life. The revitalizing and therapeutic treatments offered are customized to your particular needs. All therapies are natural, gentle, and delightfully pleasing. The spa also has a sauna room and Shirodhara Table.
Jolly Grant Airport
Transfer available for additional US$30 per person
Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), from where you can take a domestic flight to Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun (DED). Another option is to book your flight directly to arrive at Jolly Grant Airport (DED). Transfer from this airport is available for an additional cost of 30 USD.
Buses to Rishikesh leave New Delhi from the Kashmiri Gate national bus stand approximately every hour. The bus ride takes about eight hours and costs around 450 INR for air-conditioned buses and 250 INR for buses without air conditioning.
The best option is to reach Haridwar train station, about 45 minutes away from Rishikesh, by road on a driven taxi or the so-called tuk-tuks. From Delhi, the train ride takes approximately eight hours, depending on the train. Haridwar is serviced by many trains from and to Delhi, Varanasi, Rajasthan, Amritsar, and many others.
Taxis are always available anywhere in India. The drive from Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) to Rishikesh will take around six hours depending on traffic conditions.
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