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23 Days 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Scholarship in Rishikesh, India

Hotel Laxmi Palace, Badrinath Road, Opposite-Balaknath Temple, Tapovan, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India

Transformative Yoga Teacher Training India

Rishikesh Yogkulam is providing a traditional style of yoga, comprehensive and genuine knowledge of philosophy, yogic life, asana-pranayama, anatomy, meditation-breathing techniques, mantra chanting, spiritual life, and much more. You will learn from enthusiastic yoga teachers in a small and intimate class setting for individualized and personalized attention, which creates an open atmosphere and special bond between the students, teachers and the Rishikesh Yogkulam’s team.

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Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Certified yoga instructors
  • Certification upon completion
  • Mantra chanting, meditation, asana, anatomy, and philosophy
  • Free Indian traditional cooking class
  • 3 fresh organic vegetarian meals
  • 22 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


23 days with instruction
The maximum participants in the group is 10
Airport transfer included: Jolly Grant Airport
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry

During the course, you will be staying at Rishikesh Yogkulam in Hotel Laxmi Palace. The school has two yoga studios, dining area, and lift facility. Rishikesh Yogkulam offers single and double room based on the student’s requirements.

Every room has attached bathroom with western toilet and hot shower and balcony with a mountain view. The rooms for the yogis are well maintained and clean. They offer bed sheets, pillows, bath towels, toilet paper, a blanket, and welcome amenities upon arrival. Good Wi-Fi is included on every floor. Water and laundry service is also available.

Program

Certifications

Students who complete their subsequent training are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®).

Program

This 200 hours yoga teacher training course includes meditation, mantra chanting, Shat Kriya, Hatha, Ashtanga Vinyasa, anatomy, yoga philosophy, Ayurveda, and group discussion class, together with the practice of various different level of asanas with their benefits.

During your stay with Rishikesh Yogkulam, you will experience a life-changing opportunity which will give you one the most memorable moment in your life and this holy journey will lead your path towards to enlightenment and becoming a great teacher.

During the opening (welcoming) ceremony you will be provided with a complete yoga kit which includes yoga mat, books for study, notebook, water bottle, neti-pot, rubber neti, school t-shirt, and rudraksha mala.

Rishikesh Yogkulam have made their 200 hours yoga teacher training course in such a unique way so it is suitable for all the different level of students as it includes yoga for beginners, primary series, intermediate series, and advanced level. Rishikesh Yogkulam is a well-known yoga school in Rishikesh which is registered with Yoga Alliance USA.

Every single student in class will get the personal attention from the individual teachers as all the yoga gurus at Rishikesh Yogkulam are highly qualified, experienced holders, and well-known name in India.

This 200 hours yoga teacher training course is for those who would like to deepen their practice, for new learners, and for beginners. It is for those who would like to deepen their knowledge and practice in different aspects of yoga, anatomy, Ayurvedic therapies, and yogic life.

During the course, you will assimilate not only the main subject of yoga but also learn the principles of yogic philosophy which will put you on the right path.

You will expand in the world of yoga, develop spiritually and physically, and improve your knowledge, professional skills, and the ability to teach yoga in your specific way. You will have special classes to understand the nuances of class teachings based on yogic principles and discussions on philosophical topics that will help streamline the approach and experiences of yogic practices in the class.

Apart from teaching the technical aspects of class teaching, very interactive and vibrant discussions on various aspects of yogic lifestyle and ethics of yoga teacher will be encouraged. There will be sessions of talk and interactive discussions on different aspects of class teaching and presentation.

The dedicated and experienced panel of yoga teachers and gurus, at Rishikesh Yogkulam, have immense knowledge of Vinyasa yoga flows, Vinyasa yoga poses, different kinds of yoga, Ashtanga yoga, Hatha yoga, meditation and much more, following a unique way of making seekers learn, providing full attention on the needs of people personally as well as professionally. The staff is highly cooperative and ensures to make your stay as convenient as possible.

Meditation

You are starting your day with morning mantra chanting, continue with Shat Kriya, and finish it with meditation.

  • Mantra chanting meditation
  • Breathing meditation
  • Bhajan / kirtan
  • Trataka (candle meditation)
  • Silence practice meditation

Pranayama

Pranayama is generally defined as breath control. Although this interpretation may seem correct in view of the practices involved, it does not convey the full meaning of the term. The word pranayama is comprised of two roots: ‘prana’ plus ‘ayama’. Prana means vital energy or life force.

Week 1

  • Introduction of pranayama
  • Benefits of pranayama
  • Explain the pranic body
  • Prana and lifestyle
  • Breath, health and pranayama
  • Pranayama and the spiritual aspirants

Week 2

  • Nadishodhana pranayama
  • Sheetali pranayama
  • Sheetkari pranayama
  • Bramari pranayama
  • Ujjayi pranayama
  • Bhastrika pranayama
  • Kapalbhati pranayama
  • Surya Bheda pranayama

Week 3

  • Jnana mudra
  • Chin mudra
  • Yoni mudra
  • Bhairava mudra
  • Hridya mudra
  • Shambhavi mudra
  • Khechari mudra
  • Kaki mudra
  • Bhoochari mudra
  • Akashi mudra

Week 4

First definition of the bandha is that by restraining or locking the muscle on a physical level.

  • Preparation for Bandha
  • Benefits of Bandha
  • Mula Bandha
  • Jalandhara Bandha
  • Uddiyana Bandha

Mantra chanting

  • Om chanting
  • MahaMrityunjaya Mantra
  • Gayatri Mantra
  • Guru Vandana (prayer to Guru)
  • Prayer before class and meal

Shatkarma (the six purification methods in Hatha yoga)

Shatkarma is the Sanskrit term for one of the six yogic purification techniques (kriyas) as outlined in the "Hatha Yoga Pradipika." The purpose of these cleansing techniques is to keep the body strong, clean, and healthy. They are said to remove toxins and anything blocking the flow of prana in the body

Practicing shatkarmas internally purifies the body, which makes pranayama and meditation practice easier by preparing the body to perform these practices without distraction, discomfort or fatigue. This is a traditional yogic cleansing technique which is very effective and good to remove many illnesses and open the body blockages.

  • Agni Saar
  • Jal Neti
  • Ruber Neti
  • Sutra Neti

Yoga is not an ancient myth buried in oblivion. It is the most valuable inheritance of the present. It is the essential need of today and the culture of tomorrow.

Hatha yoga

Rejuvenate your mind and soul with the Indian traditional yoga style called "Hatha" which will lift your body stamina and strength. This is the most popular and beneficial yoga style.

Week 1 and 2

  • Pawanmuktasana series 1
  • Pawanmuktasana series 2
  • Pawanmuktasana series 3
  • Surya Namaskar (sun salutation)
  • Chandra Namaskar (Moon salutation)
  • Tadasana (palm tree pose)
  • Triyak tadasana (swaying palm tree pose)
  • Trikonasana (triangle pose)
  • Parivirtatrikon asana - revolving triangle pose
  • Uttkatasana - chair pose
  • Virbhdrasana 1 - warrior 1
  • Virbhdrasana 2 - warrior 2
  • Virbhdrasana 3 - warrior 3
  • Ardha Chandrasana - Half moon pose
  • Vriksasana - tree pose
  • Parvatasana - mountain pose
  • Adho mukha svanasana - downward facing dog
  • Kati chakrasana - waist rotating pose

Week 3 and 4

  • Malasana - squatted yoga pose
  • Garudasana - eagle pose
  • Baddha Konasana - bound angle pose
  • Rajkapoot asana - pigeon pose
  • Bhujanghasana - cobra pose
  • Urdhva mukha svanasana - upward facing dog
  • Matsyasana
  • Setu Bhandasana
  • Utrasana
  • Dhanurasana
  • Salabhasana
  • Supta Virasana - reclining hero pose
  • Virasana - hero pose
  • Vajrasana - thunderbolt
  • Gomukhasana
  • Balasana
  • Dandasana
  • Ardha Matsyendrasana

Yoga philosophy

Attend a theoretical class and lecture about the history of yoga and the importance of yoga in your life and its origin in India. You can ask their questions and deepen your knowledge about the existence of yoga.

Week 1

  • Introduction of yoga
  • Yoga Patanjali sutra
  • 5 basic elements
  • Injuries and rest
  • Integrating your daily practice
  • Principle of yoga

Week 2

  • 8 limbs of yoga
  • Yoga therapy
  • Yoga for stress, migraine, and insomnia
  • Yoga for hypertension
  • Yoga for heart problems, blood pressure, and diabetics

Week 3

  • Three dosha
  • The Nadi and Kundalini
  • Basic knowledge of chakra and Ayurveda

Week 4

  • Yogic diet
  • Difference between Sattvic and Tamasic food
  • Group discussion
  • Clear doubt

Yoga anatomy

Yoga is considered to be a perfect medium to know oneself and his inner power. Anatomy classes expose the internal working of the body, bones, inner systems, and respiration that effect asanas and the flow.

The basic structure and function of the organs and system are very important for the practitioners so that their work as a yoga teacher can be more enhanced. Knowing the different types of joints and their range of motions helps students to be safe from injuries and also keep safe their students after they start teaching as a teacher.

  • Types of bones
  • Circulatory system
  • Types of heart block
  • Skeletal system

Ashtanga Vinyasa

An intensive and integral part of yoga, Ashtanga yoga style requires deep commitment and self-practice to achieve the goal. The retreat's yoga instructors are the best Ashtanga yoga teachers around Rishikesh, India. Coverage: alignment, Drishti, adjustment, options. Surya Namaskar A and B.

Full Primary Series:

  • Padangusthasana
  • Padahasthasana
  • Utthita Trikonasana
  • Parivrtta Trikonasana
  • Utthita Parsvakonasana
  • Parivrtta Parsvakonasana
  • Prasarita Padottanasana A B C and D
  • Parsvottanasana
  • Eka Pada Padangusthasana A B C and D
  • Ardha Baddha Padmottanasana
  • Utkatasana
  • Virabhadrasana A and B
  • Dandasana
  • Paschimottanasana A B C and D
  • Purvattanasana
  • Ardha Baddha Padma Uttanasana
  • Triang Mukaikapada Pashimottanasana
  • Janu Sirsasana A B and C
  • Marichyasana A B C and D
  • Navasana
  • Bhujapidasana
  • Kurmasana
  • Supta Kurmasana
  • Garbha Pindasana
  • Kukkutasana
  • Baddha Konasana A and B
  • Konasana
  • Upavishta Konasana
  • Supta Konasana
  • Supta Padangusthasana A and B
  • Ubhaya Padanghusthasana
  • Urdhva Mukha Pashimottanasana
  • Setu Bandhasana
  • Urdhva Dhanurasana
  • Salamba Sarvangasana
  • Halasana
  • Karnapidasana
  • Urdhva Pindasana
  • Matsyasana
  • Urdhva Padmasana
  • Sirsasana
  • Urdhva Dandasana
  • Baddha Padmasana
  • Yogimudra
  • Uplutih
  • Savasana

Teaching methodology and adjustment

During the class, you will learn how to do a perfect posture. You will also learn Ayurveda therapy, injuries, and rest and integrate your daily practice, basic knowledge of foot reflex, warming up, alignment, and core posture. Teaching methodology is one of the most important parts of the course as students will learn the following:

  • How to conduct a class
  • Classroom management
  • How to get in and come out from the posture
  • How to assist and help while teaching the class
  • Which kind of words you should be using as a yoga teacher
  • What makes you different than other teachers in terms of teaching.
  • Which kind of asanas you should recommend with different health issues
  • How to use belts, bolster, bricks and chair during the class adjustment

Daily schedule

  • 05:30 Morning bell
  • 06:00 - 07:30 Hatha yoga
  • 07:45 - 08:45 Pranayama
  • 08:45 - 09:45 Breakfast
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Yoga philosophy
  • 11:15 - 12:15 Alignment and adjustment
  • 12:30 - 13:30 Yoga anatomy and physiology
  • 13:30 - 14:30 Lunch
  • 14:30 - 16:30 Rest
  • 16:30 - 18:00 Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga
  • 18:15 - 19:15 Meditation
  • 19:30 - 20:30 Dinner
  • 21:00 Lights off

Note: All classes are mandatory only in case of an emergency or illness one can take leave with respected teacher permission. Uninformed leaves won’t be accepted and this will effect on student monthly performance.

Evaluation and certification

  • Assessments will be based on written as well as practical evaluation.
  • Student conduct will be a part of the assessment criterion.
  • Evaluation will be carried out only for those students who have a minimum of 90% attendance.

Principles and guideline

  • Discipline is an integral part of the training program and so the course routine must be strictly observed.
  • Disrespect to rules and regulations could result in termination of studentship with no refund of fee.
  • Absenting oneself from the scheduled program without prior permission of the teacher or manager concerned would be construed as a gross breach of discipline.
  • A student must intimate in advance if they intend to forget a meal so that there is no wastage of food.
  • Rishikesh Yogkulam does not make arrangements for guests of students. Any activity that is not related to the course is not permitted.
  • Ensure you are on time for class or you will not be permitted to enter any class once it has commenced.
  • Smoking and alcohol are not permitted during the training.

Eligibility

For 200-hour teacher training, the only prerequisite for students is that they have an open mind and an appetite for learning and growth. At least six months of practice is recommended though not required. Upon acceptance to the course, the student is expected to be present for every class and complete the coursework.

Included excursions

During this training, you will be enjoying a different trip or extra-curricular activity on each day, as below:

  • Famous Parthmarth Niketan Aarti
  • White river rafting
  • Himalayan tour
  • Local market tour in Rishikesh
  • Waterfall trekking
  • Sightseeing of the famous ghats (river sides)

Instructors

Yogacharya Dhirendra Bisht

Amit Payal

Anant Jethuri

Yogacharya Mandeep Ji

Yogacharya Surendra ji

Yogacharya Yashpal Kaintura

Location

The school is situated in the heart of Rishikesh, next to the famous hanging bridge and the holy Ganga (the holy river). The school is peaceful and surrounded by beautiful green mountains. Everything is close by the school such as shops, cafes, restaurants, ATM, healthcare, organic stores.

Food

Daily freshly made vegetarian meals are included in the price. The food is fully prepared hygienically and the vegetables are organic. Rishikesh Yogkulam food is well known all around the world for its taste and verities. "When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use. When diet is correct, medicine is of no need." - Ayurvedic proverb.

Many people wonder if it is enough just to practice yoga. In itself, practicing yoga is not just a healthy life but at Rishikesh Yogkulam, they believe that it is also a way of living. But when complemented with healthy food habits, it can really create wonders. In fact, eating the right food is an essential part of living a yogic life.

What you eat not only influences your physical well being but also your emotions and thoughts. Yoga does not dissect food into proteins, carbohydrates or fats, instead, it classifies them according to the effect they have on the body and mind, into three types -Satva, Rajas, and Tamas.

Tamasic food is the kind of food which makes you lethargic or sluggish, while Rajasic food is that which brings about activity or restlessness. Whereas, Sattvic food is the kind which makes you feel light, energetic, and enthusiastic.

Sattvic foods are those which purify the body and calm the mind. They stimulate the body and mind into action. Cooked food that is consumed within three to four hours can be considered Sattvic. Menus at the center are created by their master chef Sandeep Semwal who has worked with some of the best five-star hotels around the world and carries great knowledge about Sattvic diet.

Along with this, he focuses on hygiene practices at the institution to ensure the food is safe and carries great nutritional values which is much needed for a healthy life. Not just the right kind of food is important, it is vital to eat the proper quantity of food at the right time.

Overindulging leads to lethargy while under eating will not provide enough nourishment. Most of the times you know that your stomach is full but tempted by the taste buds, you tend to indulge. The right amount of food cannot be quantified into cups or grams. When you listen to your body attentively, you will know when exactly to stop!

You might eat the right kind of food in the right quantity but if you are irregular with your timings, then the whole system goes for a toss and the natural rhythm of the body is hampered. Therefore, it is of prime importance to eat food at the same time every day and eat it at regular intervals.

It is said that the state of the mind of the person cooking / eating also affects the food. The energy in the food cooked by someone while he / she was angry will definitely be lower than that of someone who cooked it with a feeling of love, contentment, and gratitude.

Listening to some soothing music or chanting while cooking and eating can help retain the prana (life force energy) in the food. It is definitely worthwhile to pay some attention to the food that you eat as the ancient Indian texts say that you are what you eat!

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Other dietary requirements on request
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)

Below are some of the amazing things to do in Rishikesh. These activities are not included in the package but Rishikesh Yoga Teacher Training Center can arrange upon request.

  • Bungee jumping
  • Camping and bonfire
  • Mountain biking
  • Flying fox
  • Cliff jumping
  • Rappelling and rock climbing
  • Kayaking
  • Ayurvedic massage and therapies
  • Parasailing and paragliding
  • Attend Ganga Arti
  • Experience the traditional Indian culture

What's included

  • 1 sightseeing tour
  • 1 trekking tour
  • 1 white river rafting
  • 1 mala (Indian mantra necklace)
  • 2 herbal teas
  • 3 fresh organic vegetarian meals
  • 22 nights of accommodation
  • Certificate of completion
  • Yogkulam course manual, yoga mats, 1 textbook, and pen
  • Complimentary pick-up from Dehradun Airport (DED) to the school

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Drop off from the school to the airport
  • Private accommodation (250 USD additional)
  • Air-conditioner (50 USD additional)

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), from where you can take a domestic flight to Dehradun Airport (DED). Upon your arrival, there is a complimentary taxi waiting for you, which will bring you from the airport to the yoga school at Laxman Jhula.

Arrival by bus

From Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), you can get a taxi to bring you to Delhi ISBT bus station. From there, you can find many governments and private means of transportation to bring you to Rishikesh. Once you arrive at Rishikesh bus station, your complimentary pick up will be waiting for you to bring you to the yoga school at Laxman Jhula.

Arrival by train

The nearest railway station is Haridwar train station. From there you will find many buses, taxis, and other transportation services that will bring you to Rishikesh. If you want Rishikesh Yoga Teacher Training Center to help you arrange transportation from Haridwar, kindly let them know.

Airport: Jolly Grant Airport Airport transfer included: Jolly Grant Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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