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200 Hrs Hatha Yoga Teachers training course in Shivsiddh Yogpeeth is an ideal program for the practitioners seeking a deep approach towards their practice. Throughout the course, different dimensions of broadening the knowledge of students are the main focus. The course has been designed in a way that could be appropriate for every student signing up for this program.
In Shiv Siddh Yog Peeth we offer comfortable and modern accommodation. Rooms have all commodities of the highest standard. Our students can choose between single and double bedrooms with private bathroom. All meals are served in our restaurant with beautiful view on Ganga River and Himalayas. We serve very light organic (Satvic) food to the students and all Retreat participants. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are light but nutritious, vegan meals. Please inform us about any dietary requirements and food allergies you might have, we will be happy to accommodate all your needs.
Hatha yoga is known as the origin of all the different forms of yoga asana practice so this course will be resulting in making a very strong base for the practitioners and making them more stable and adaptive in the direction of furtherance in their yogic journeys. Hatha yoga consists of asanas (postures), pranayamas (breathing techniques), shatkriyas (cleansing practices), mudras(gestures) & bandhas (energy locks). All these different practices, done regularly increases the strength of the body and alertness of mind facilitating a better understanding of one’s consciousness.
The course offers morning and evening intense yoga sessions where the classes will be conducted according to the pattern of traditional Hatha style keeping main focus on explaining the importance of the preparatory exercises (warming up series or sukshma Vayama) first, which will keep the practitioners more awake on precaution from injuries and also develop strength and flexibility for getting more deeper into the intensity of asanas. Along with the deeper practice of asanas, teaching methodology will be primary focus so that the students will become equally confident in teaching to others. And for increasing this instinct, in the last week of the course students will be asked to prepare and teach others, which will make them more confident.
For this facilitation, teaching methodology classes will be one of the main parts of this program and apart from that, other important subjects like essential anatomy & physiology classes for better understanding of the body and movements, alignment & adjustment classes for proper techniques of teaching, pranayamas classes for increasing stamina and control, mantra chanting and meditation classes for increasing the alertness and focus of mind and the yoga philosophy classes which explains the origin, meaning, need & importance and of yoga.
The word Hatha is a Sanskrit word meaning “self-will” or “discipline”, but this translation does not mean that hatha yoga is a forceful practice, in fact, it is a source that brings the practitioner in an aligned state of body and mind. An ideal way to explain this is the balanced state of physical & mental energy that awakens the practitioner towards the path of self- realization or spiritual energy.
As per the traditional ancient explanation, hatha yoga is derived from two syllables “Ha” & “Tha” where “Ha” means the sun energy, which is symbolized as heat & active energy showing the masculine force and “Tha” means the moon energy which is symbolized as cool & receptive showing the feminine energy in all. Hatha yoga is the practice to balance and uniting these opposite forces and bringing them into harmony which awakens one’s consciousness and equilibrium in mind-body functions.
The balanced state of “ha” and “tha”, the sun and the moon energy show the actual meaning of yoga which is the union of individual and universal consciousness that takes one into a realized state of being. However, first, it is important also to understand the importance and balance of health because that only can take us into a deeper understanding of spirituality. So as per need in the modern era, the primary utility of yoga is to develop a stable and healthy physical as well as mental energy. Regular practicing of postures, breathing techniques, cleansing practices, gestures, energy locks, and meditation develops more strength in people and starts releasing toxins from the body and opens all the blockages facilitating a better flow of energy in the body.
The teachings of hatha yoga hold its origin from lord shiva. Shiva is known to be the first yogi, termed as ‘Adi yogi’. Shiva is the source of knowledge represented as pure consciousness, often described as ‘Purusha’ also. Shiva’s wife Goddess Parvati, also known as ‘shakti’ or ‘Prakriti’ (nature) was his first student to whom he disclosed the secrets of this glorious science of yoga.
Later on, Parvati’s insistence this science was given to the humans for the sake of their health and goodness because Shiva always kept this science secret as per the delicacy of it so that no one could misuse these powers but Parvati being the mother has the softness in nature that could not see people’s sufferings and urged Shiva to deliver this to human beings for their welfare and also because hatha yoga is the way or path for the accomplishment of ‘Samadhi’, the ultimate goal of Raja Yoga (union to the ultimate truth or inner realization) which is known as ‘Enlightenment’ or ‘moksha’.
And this is how the knowledge of yoga was acquired by humans but this happened through some ancient Sages like Sage Patanjali (manifestation of Adi Shesha, the serpent on which Lord Vishnu rests) father of yoga philosophy, estimated to live in 2nd to 4th century BCE, described the eight limbs of yoga for the attainment of moksha or enlightenment. His famous text is known as ‘yoga sutras of Patanjali’ in which the path of attaining the moksha or freedom is described.
The founder of Hatha Yoga became Matsyendranath (lived somewhere between the 7th & 10th century), also the founder of Nath Parampara. Nath sampradaya is the community of yogis who follow or worship lord Shiva. Hatha yogis come from Nath Parampara and Matsyendranath is known as the first Hatha yogi of Nath Parampara. Gorakshnath (a sage of 11th century), the disciple of Matsyendranath is also known as the founder of Hatha yoga as given his teachings to the society through his creation known as ‘Goraksh Samhita’, one of the primary and main texts on Hatha Yoga. Swatmarama, yogic sage in the 15th century also wrote his teachings in the text ‘Hatha yog pradipika’ the most common referred text of Hatha Yoga, where he described certain asanas, pranayamas and other yogic practices for the purification and the realization of the consciousness.
Another rishi of similar era, Gheranda Rishi disclosed the importance of practice of hatha yoga for the awakening of ‘kundalini’( the rising of energy to the crown chakra) to his disciple King Chandakapali in form of Saptanga yoga, meaning the seven limbs of yoga and this is collected as his teachings in the famous text known as ‘Gheranda Samhita’. The other main texts on Hatha Yoga are ‘Shiv Samhita’, ‘Hatha Ratnavali’, Siddhasiddhanta Paddhati’ where different asanas and other practices are discussed that are explained to take us into the advancement in understanding our eternal nature, our creation as well as the ultimate goal of us as human beings.
“Hatha Yoga is the divine way to get stable in our natue, to realize more than our physical structure and to awaken our energy to get sensitive enough differentiating the materialistic lifestyle and the actual cause of beings.”
The purpose of Hatha yoga could be versatile according to the need and demand. The primitive and specific purpose of hatha yoga is to reach the higher state (Raja Yoga) which is known as ‘moksha’ or ‘enlightenment’. The state of moksha is the meaning of yoga. This is known universally now that yoga is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Yuj’ which means to unite or combine. Where the individual and supreme consciousness gets united, that state is known as yoga. In other words, the union of body, mind, and soul is yoga which means the union of physical, mental and spiritual energy.
To reach the mental and spiritual balance, one needs to get mastered on the physical energy and Hatha Yoga is the path that takes the practitioner or sadhaka to master the physical body and to get further enter into the mental and spiritual balance. Traditionally, Hatha Yoga is described as the practice that purifies the practitioner’s body and the mental energy and awakens the consciousness, increases the concentration and focus for the aim or goal of the practice.
In modern life, the purpose of Hatha Yoga is important in the aspect of preserving a healthy lifestyle maintaining physical, mental and social balance. In today’s fast and competitive lifestyle where most of the people are desk workers and the physical activities are very less, people really need to do some physical exercises so that they can keep themselves balanced in medical aspects otherwise different diseases could affect their health and in this concern, Hatha yoga can be seen as one of the best physical workouts to keep the immune systems stronger and to increase the physical capacities and improve the functions of bodily systems stimulating physiological actions.
Apart from that pranayamas and energy locks increase the capacities of the lungs and the metabolic functions of the cells which in turn increases more balance. Different cleansing practices bring purification and the mudras increase inner control. So for the balance of the health and the physical energy, Hatha Yoga is the best tool.
“Yoga has the power to heal us physically and mentally but one thing important to remember always is that yoga apart from being therapy is a precaution. And that’s why yoga is always defined as the art of living. More than a form of exercise or physical practice, it is a lifestyle”
Kushal is a highly experienced yoga anatomy and physiology teacher who has been teaching for a couple of years incorporating yoga and anatomy and physiology. He has a beautiful style of connecting the spiritual science with the modern science as for a person it is very important to know one's body structures to get deeper to their consciousness so this is his approach to making easier this journey of people. Professionally, he is Masters in Yogic Sciences and while doing the degree only he got selected by his Gurus to serve Indian Army as a yoga trainer in Raiwala Cantt, Dehradun for one year.
Yogi Mahesh Bhatt is an experienced yoga philosophy teacher who has a different and effective style of delivering his knowledge to others. During his studies, he was two times gold medalist in P.G. Diploma (yogic science) and in his Masters in yogic science as well. He has experience of teaching in schools and colleges in workshops also. He also contributed his services overseas doing various workshops. His work experience is a guide to his personality that he is highly skilled and dedicated to his work.
Devendra is a multi-style yoga trainer who has a great approach towards his teachings. He has a strong base in Hatha yoga as he is a trained Hatha yoga teacher. Professionally he has done certificate and diploma courses in Yogic Sciences and now he has completed his Masters in Yogic Sciences as well. Apart from being a trained Hatha yoga teacher, he is also well in Ashtanga-Vinyasa flow. His variety of this multi-style teaching makes him unique. He has a long-term experience of training people and giving them the exact foundation in their practices.
Mandeep Bhatt meditation,pranayama,mantra yoga teacher.Mandeep Bhatt started his yogic journey in Rishikesh 17years ago from Parmarth niketan ashram with gurukul lifestyle.where he studied Vedic science,Sanskrit,and yoga with great teachers of himalya.He left home in early age when he was 14years old.He is originally from village amni near to dev pryag.He belongs from traditional Brahmin family so he grown with all Vedic culture which he was experiencing with his grandfather and then he decided to come to study in Rishikesh where he done his master degree in Sanskrit then he learned astrology
Monika started her journey in yoga as a very young kid at the age of 12 and is a trained and experienced traditional Hatha yoga teacher also skilled in applied yoga for therapeutic use, pranayama & meditation (specialized in Body relaxation & yoga nidra). Born in Rishikesh she was very fond physical sports and was a student of Karate, a form of martial arts and later on the advice and motivation of her Guru ji she started yogasana practice and became a regular practitioner of yoga. In the guidance of her Guru ji she practiced traditional hatha yoga and started volunteering in various yoga camp
Lalit Godiyal Teaching since last 4 years .he is a multi-style yoga trainer who has a great approach towards his teachings. he is also a teacher of Ashtanga-Vinyasa flow .the main objective is to provide results with different Yoga practices.
We are situated in the footsteps of the Himalayas near the bank of holy river Ganga which is known for its mythological explanation as the purest river holds the healing and purifying properties and that is why known as Mother Ganga. Many ancient sages got enlightened near the bank of Mother Ganga and that is why their energy still flows in the air of Rishikesh. One of the main benefits of choosing a Yoga teacher training course in shivsiddh yogpeeth, Rishikesh, India is to learn near this holy river and grasp the pure vibrations from it as this is the source of purity and light. Along with this benefit, the nearby environment is also one of the main reasons that make our school special as we are situated in a peaceful place, a bit isolated from the loudness of city life but in a few minutes distance. So this is ideal that the practice and learning time is peaceful and in the off days easily people can reach to see and learn the local culture and experience the hospitality of Rishikesh.
All meals are served in Shiv Siddh Yog Peeth restaurant with beautiful view of Ganga River and Himalayas. Shiv Siddh Yog Peeth serve very light organic (Satvic) food to the students and all retreat participants. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are light but nutritious, vegan meals. Please inform them about any dietary requirements and food allergies you might have, they will be happy to accommodate all your needs.
During your free time, you may take a stroll to the banks of Ganges river, explore the spiritual city Rishikesh, join the counseling sessions, or take a peaceful nap.
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