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Our 200-hour yoga teacher training course works on all levels of the mind, body, and spirit. You will not only improve your strength and flexibility but your whole being will be rejuvenated. Great knowledge, ancient wisdom, and compassion will form the rock solid foundation from which your inner teacher shall blossom. Whether you plan to teach yoga professionally or simply further deepen your own personal practice our teacher training program will give you the solid foundation and the confidence to teach skillfully and with integrity.
All styles of yoga will be explored during your training, including traditional Hatha, Hatha Flow, restorative yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa.. Student will also have daily meditation, pranayama, and mantra classes. Students who complete their yoga teacher training program with us in Rishikesh will feel confident in their ability to teach students safely and effectively, and will have gained tremendous insight into the ancient yogic lifestyle.
Sleeping soundly and eating properly are key requirements to ensuring you have the required energy and peace of mind to absorb all the knowledge, wisdom, and beautiful experiences of yoga teacher training. We are pleased to announce we have recently moved into our own building and can now offer our students a truly peaceful, sattvic ashram environment.
All of our rooms are spacious, have a private bathroom with hot water, wi-fi, offer an abundance of natural light, and are exceptionally clean and comfortable. This is a place where you will rest well and wake with a fresh mind ready to absorb the beauty of each day.
Study of all hatha yoga postures with modifications for various levels
Appropriate use of props
Correct physical alignment
Physical and subtle energetic benefits of postures
Hands on adjustments
Learn the principles and art of sequencing and how to create a theme for your class
Learn to give clear instructions and verbal cues
Learn how to demonstrate asanas
Teaching to beginners
Teaching to special groups such as seniors, children, prenatal yoga, etc.
Guidelines behind the student teacher relationship
Ethics of a yoga teacher
Students will have many opportunities to practice teaching so they feel completely at ease and confident in front of a class. At Suddha Anand we have a very supportive, nurturing faculty who are here to help you develop and refine your teaching skills.
Students will learn to guide others through a variety of meditation techniques.
Meditation teaches us to stop identifying with the external world, the body, the mind, and ceaseless thoughts. When this quieting of the mind occurs, only then have you embarked on the path of yoga, which is identification with the true authentic Self which leads to Samadhi; pure bliss.
Anatomy and physiology will be studied in great detail. Students will study the nervous system, circulatory system, respiratory system, lymphatic system, endocrine system, digestive system, musculo-skeletal system, immune system, the genito-urinary system, and the spine.
Truly learn and understand the physical effects yoga has on the body
Learn how to avoid injury in more prone areas and how to work with common injuries
Key influential texts will be studied and students will learn how to apply this ancient wisdom for the betterment of their daily lives. Some of the texts that will be explored include The Vedas, Patanjalis Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga Pradipaka, and The Upanishads.
Yogas journey to the western world and the most influential yogis
Ayurveda is an ancient Indian system of natural medicine and healing that enhances the well-being of the body, mind, and spirit.
Our newly constructed ashram is located at the north end of the yoga village, in Ram Jhula, Rishikesh. We overlook the Rishikesh valley, the glorious mountains, the expansive jungle landscape, and we neighbor onto farmland. Our building is nestled in a very quiet pocket, tucked away from the markets and any noise disturbance. This safe environment is a place where all students minds will be completely at peace thus guaranteeing an enriching experience. The only sounds you will hear are that of nature. This location is a truly inspirational place to re-connect with nature, oneself, and it is an exceptional place for one to go inward and deepen their practice.
Our brand new, fully equipped, state of the art, yogshala floats high in the sky and offers spectacular jungle and mountain views, lots of natural light, and extraordinary energy. When the windows are open, the fresh breeze rolls through the shala and the soothing sound of birds and bell chimes can be heard in the distance. We feel incredibly blessed to have found such a beautiful space for our shala.
We have taken our time, over one year, searching out the most ideal environment for our ashram. We listened to all the requests and feedback of our students and finally found the perfect place to call home. We are honored to be able to offer our students such a beautiful peaceful environment.
Students who stay with us will enjoy 3 delicious, freshly prepared vegetarian meals per day. Each meal will consist of 5 different dishes/meal options which are rotated on a daily basis. You will have many beverage options to choose from including fresh juices, lemon water, a variety of teas, and coffees. On Sundays, your day off, you will enjoy breakfast and dinner with us and will be able to venture out and try something different at lunch. Please let us know if you have any allergies or food intolerances and we will happily speak with the chef to ensure have appropriate options available to you.
Rishikesh railway station; a quiet branch line connects Rishikesh to Haridwar, but there are only about three slow trains daily. It's best to take the train to Haridwar as Haridwar is serviced by many trains from to Delhi, Varanasi, Rajasthan, Amritsar, etc. and continue by bus (45 min), by taxi (30 mins or by shared auto-rickshaw (40 min).
From Delhi, Rishikesh is about 230 km away and is well connected with buses. A bus journey may take about 5-7 hours - depending on the traffic. There are 3 classes of buses that can be booked. We recommend you choose the luxury Volvo bus when coming by bus as it is most comfortable for foreigners.
Taxis are widely available anywhere in India. The drive from/to Delhi lasts around 5 to 6 hours, depending on traffic conditions. Cost of transportation by taxi is estimated to be around 70 USD.
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