Grasp the opportunity to deepen your self-practice, developing a profound understanding in yoga postures, Pranayama, meditation and yoga philosophy and becoming an inspiring yoga teacher with this teacher training course. Having attained more body awareness and a clear image of yoga lifestyle during the 200-hour yoga teacher training, you will now truly experience the essence and benefits of yoga and will be able to adapt the traditions of yoga into the contemporary world, promoting yoga as an art of living. Become an authentic yoga teacher that teaches quality yoga classes from the heart to motivate and inspire students from all over the world. Students will be trained by the school’s Indian team of highly professional teachers, having each their own teaching expertise. The focus of the course will be on yoga postures and alignments, Meditation and Pranayama, Yoga Philosophy and so on, aiming to make this course unique and comprehensive.
Vinyasa Yoga Academy is extremely grateful to be located so closely to the Ganga River with its serene and magical energy wafting onto the property. The yoga halls are bright, colorful, and modern with a gorgeous Ganga view and a literary library available for students. Nirvana Cafe inside the school also has nightly movie showings of both Hollywood and Bollywood movies for students to watch.
People all around the world come to Rishikesh to search for knowledge and peace, and they are proud to be in the calm foothills of the Himalayas helping soul searchers seek knowledge. They understand the needs of students and try to provide them with everything to make their stay happy and meaningful. Shared and private rooms are available according to interest. The rooms are clean, airy, spacious, ventilated, and well maintained. There are laundry services, hot water, and Wi-Fi facilities also available.
Rishikesh, also referred to as ''the Yoga capital of the world'' is a unique place to study yoga. Surrounded by the holy waters of the Ganges, set onto the hills of the beautiful, green Himalayan Mountains you'll experience an instant and natural feeling of true happiness and gratitude. Enjoy the nightly Ganga Aarti (fire offering) on the Ganges in the evenings. All and all granted for a truly spiritual journey into India, completing your yoga course with an uplifted spirit and feeling compassion for everything surrounding you.
Next to this, Vinyasa Yoga Academy is proud to introduce you to the beloved family consisting of highly qualified Indian team of teachers and staff members. All teachers have a unique approach with a personal touch of love, paying attention for the group process but also meeting the student's personal needs. The humble staff members will do everything in their power to make your stay as convenient as possible, making it feel as if you were at home.
The course has a duration of 30 days. Classes will be held from Monday to Saturday, with a half day on Thursday and an off day on Sunday.
The 300-Hour Teacher Training Course certification is accessible for anyone who is interested in deepening their yoga practice and has completed the 200-hour teacher training course. Vinyasa Yoga Academy is a Registered Yoga School (RYS) with Yoga Alliance, which designates this teacher training program as one which follows Yoga Alliance's standards. Students who complete an approved training with this school may be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance. To get the 300-Hour Yoga instructor certificate the student needs to attend the 4 weeks duration course. Assessments will be based on written assignments, as well as practical evaluations and student conduct will be a part of the assessment criteria.
The 300 Hours will be divided into:
The purpose of mantra chanting in yoga is to generate vibrations and connect with the universe. Each mantra is special and rich with spiritual energy.
1 Om Asato Maa Sadgamaya (Mantra from Upanishad)
2 Tvameva mata ca pita Tvameva (Sloka on gods)
3 Om Tryambakam Yajamahe ( Mantra on lord shiva)
4 Om sahana vavatu ( Mantra from Upanishad)
5 Guru Brahma Guru Vishnu Gurudevo maheshwara ( Guru stotram)
6 Yogena Cittasya ( Sloka on sage Patanjali)
7 Vakratunda mahakaya mantra
8 Hare rama, Hare Krishna ( Maha mantra)
Students will gain extensive knowledge on yoga postures and will increase their strength, flexibility and discipline.
The practice of mudra hand gestures is an ancient facet of yoga. Performing gestures affects the energy flow of the body and can change a person's spiritual and mental characteristics.
The practice of Bandhas expands the lung capacity and breathing capabilities during yoga. It also strengthens the entire body from the inside out.
Meditation is a systematic practice that promotes physical, mental and emotional tranquility with the purpose of reaching Samadhi (self-realization).
Yogic cleansing exercises are important to learn how to incorporate your breath and meditate properly during physical aspects of yoga. It also removes the blockages in the energy channels. Yoga cleansing takes place every Friday and Saturday from 7:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Yoga philosophy is the foundation of our yoga practice and is the key to earn yogic strength. Through the path of Vedanta philosophy, you will establish a solid, well-rounded yoga practice. The Patanjali yoga sutras include: Chapter 1- Samadhi pada, and Chapter 2- Sadhana Pada.
Students will take turns practicing their teaching skills by performing in front of their peers and teachers.
A yoga teacher should efficiently perform the practical applications of class planning and preparation. Students learn how to create a positive and peaceful class environment for an enjoyable and transformative experience.
Incorporating therapeutic yoga practices helps to address various physical, mental and emotional disorders. Students will learn techniques for combatting these issues through yoga.
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.
A high degree of self-motivation is required for all aspects of the course. The practice and especially the teaching of yoga demand a high degree of self-discipline and purity. To ensure the success of the program, participants are required to attend all spiritual activities, meditation sessions, lectures and asana classes. Meat, fish, eggs, black tea, coffee, alcohol, tobacco, drugs and nudity are prohibited during the course as they are counterproductive to the yoga practice. Participants who do not comply with the school rules may be dismissed from the course.
Every Sunday, you will enjoy excursions to many tourist destinations in and around Rishikesh. The activities include rafting the Ganga River, visiting the Beatles Ashram, exploring the natural treasures of the area (like caves, river beaches, and waterfalls), and meditating at Kunjapuri Temple during sunrise.
Vinyasa Yoga teacher training course will be held near Laxman Jhula in Rishikesh, India.
Rishikesh is known as the birthplace of yoga and for thousands of years seekers have flocked here to learn the ancient ways of yoga and meditation. The Vinyasa Yoga Academy is one of the most reputable training centers in India today. Combining age-old techniques with our naturally evolving world, their school is a perfect modern day facility where guests gain quality education and experiences from our expert instructors that prove to be life changing.
The VYA home is open to you and their family awaits. They welcome you into their lives as they share in this unique opportunity where you will gain skills that will help to create the peaceful world we all seek to live in. It is their hope that you leave with a full mystical comprehension of your practical experience.
If you are a first time visitor to India, you may experience culture shock from just how different India is from other parts of the world. Be aware that it may be very emotionally overwhelming upon arriving in India, especially if you are beginning your journey in a big city like Delhi. Just know that Rishikesh is a very peaceful and relaxed place in India compared to larger cities.
During the Vinyasa Yoga training course, you will be served three meals per day. The food served is hygienically prepared, nutritious, and healthy. Vinyasa Yoga Academy puts special emphasis over yogi food for all students.
Ayurvedic massage therapy for healing and detoxifying the body, mind, and spirit helps stress reduction and is implemented therapy with herbal oils. It incorporates an aromatic combination of oils prepared with herbs warmed and blended to your Dosha type. It is a very dynamic and unique experience. Students in the teacher training program can book Ayurvedic massages with a 10% discount.
Music is a powerful instrument. It connects you deeply with yourself and with others in the most extraordinary and liberating ways. Vinyasa Yoga Academy hosts a jam session and you can participate.
If you are seeking alternative therapies to heal, increase relaxation, or learn more about yourself, Vinyasa Yoga Academy has a variety of spiritual treatments available at an additional cost.
When you’re in the mood to watch a Bollywood or Hollywood film, stop by Nirvana Cafe inside the school facilities. Complimentary popcorn will be provided.
Vinyasa Yoga Academy is a school with a mission. They spread their message of love and peace wherever and whenever they can through peace projects where the team and the training students regularly perform trash clean-ups around Rishikesh.
Recharge your spiritual batteries with a refreshing and peaceful experience at the satsang, a lecture led by Yogi Vishnu that is dedicated to spiritually transforming discussions.
A really fun part about Laxman Jhula is all the shops, stalls, and stores. If you have time during your busy training schedule, go wander around for a bit and see what you can find. There are lots of fun clothing to buy like pants, shirts, shawls, and scarves. Some other items that are available in the nearby markets include candles, yoga gear, natural or Ayurvedic beauty and personal care products, religious items, healthy food, snacks, and much more.
Included in the price is a complimentary Ayurvedic massage. The treatment is for healing and detoxifying the body, mind, and spirit and it helps stress reduction and is implemented therapy with herbal oils. It incorporates an aromatic combination of oils prepared with herbs warmed and blended to your Dosha type. It is a very dynamic and unique experience.
Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), where you can take a domestic flight into Jolly Grant Airport (DED). The price of the ticket ranges depending on when you book it, but it’s usually around 80 USD. Upon arrival, you can use a taxi ride that takes you from the airport to Laxman Jhula. It will cost you 18 USD.
Alternatively, you can also hire a private car to take you from Delhi to Rishikesh. The cost is 75 USD. You have the opportunity to meet up with other students in your yoga teacher training group to arrange a private car in order to keep the cost down. The distance from Delhi to Rishikesh by car is generally six hours but traffic, time of day, and holidays and festivals can make the journey longer.
Depending on the time your plane arrives in Delhi, taking a bus can be a tricky option. The Volvo buses from Delhi to Rishikesh stop running around 21:00. If your plane arrives in Delhi in the evening, you will have to get a hotel for the night and then make your way to Delhi ISBT (inter-state bus terminus) in the morning.
From the airport, get a prepaid taxi to take you to Delhi ISBT. You are strongly advised to only go to the government-approved taxi stand located right outside the airport exit. The price from the Delhi airport to Delhi ISBT will be 500 INR.
Once you arrive at Delhi ISBT, navigate your way to the bus station’s ticket stands on the second level (go up the escalator). Go to the Uttarakhand State booth and ask when the next Volvo bus will be leaving for Rishikesh. The bus ticket approximately costs between 300 to 400 INR.
Make sure to ask the bus driver or the bus director where they drop off at Rishikesh. You should get off the bus at Rishikesh bus station, which is usually their last stop if their destination is Rishikesh.
Once you arrive at Rishikesh bus station, find an auto rickshaw (tuk tuk) to take you to Laxman Jhula Bridge. An auto rickshaw will cost around 300 INR from the bus station to Laxman Jhula Bridge. They will drop you near or around a path that has a sign leading you to Laxman Jhula. Once you get to Laxman Jhula Bridge, cross it and make a right at Mango Tree Guesthouse. You’ll pass many shops, cafes, and stores on your way to the school. Follow the path all the way down for about one kilometer until you see the path curve left up a slight hill. Continue up that curve and Vinyasa Yoga Academy will be on your left-hand side.