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Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training in India

You possess an exceptional spiritual potency for unraveling your inner power reserves. Were you aware of such unlimited universal energy that exists deep within you? Transform your mind, body, and soul in World Peace Yoga School's Kundalini yoga teacher training in Rishikesh. This course works very much in-depth with traditional yoga, pranayama, meditation, Hatha and Ashtanga yoga, yoga philosophy, yoga anatomy, Ayurveda, and much more.

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Highlights

  • 55 days of practice with theory
  • Asana styles: Kundalini & Hatha Yoga
  • Other subjects: Kundalini Meditation, Kundalini Pranayama (Breathwork), Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Anatomy, Mantra chanting
  • A Free preparatory course with videos and books as soon as you book
  • 2 Free Sound Healing sessions
  • 2 Free Acro Yoga & Indian Classical dance sessions
  • Ganga Arti and Kirtan (Bhakti Yoga) sessions
  • Ganga bath & Ganga beach meditation
  • Eligible to register with Yoga Alliance RYT-500 upon completion
  • 58 nights accommodation
  • Daily healthy and Satvik vegetarian meals(options available for Vegan/gluten-free)

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


58 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 20 participants
Airport transfer included: Jolly Grant Airport
Airport transfer available:
Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$ 80 per person)
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Spa
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Café
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio
  • Conference room
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Parking lot
  • Wireless internet

During the training, you will be staying at World Peace Yoga School. The classes are located in the same building as the accommodation, so teachers are easily accessible to students throughout the day. It is located near the divine Ganga river embraced by beautiful mountains and breathtaking views of the Himalayas. The center is peaceful and bright providing an excellent location for your inner journey. The yoga hall, dining area, and open areas to sit, relax, and study are available in the school itself. Laundry service is also available in the building.

The parking area is also made available to students. The school is located in the proximity of Laxman Jhula. Shops, backpacker cafes, restaurants, ATMs, healthcare, bike rentals, etc. are all available within walking distance. World Peace Yoga School is a well-equipped yoga teacher training school with Wi-Fi access, hot showers, water heaters, room heaters, and a filtered drinking water system available 24/7. The school is well secured with 24/7 CCTV camera operation.

World Peace Yoga School is truly a nature lover's paradise surrounded by great views of the mountains and open areas to relish in the magical view of the Himalayas. The four-storied school has spacious, clean, sattvic rooms which add to the enriching experience of living among the magical Himalayas. Shared, private, single, and double bedrooms are available for the customized experience and comfort of students.

Program

Prerequisites

  • Self-motivation
  • World Peace Yoga School prohibits the consumption of meat, fish, eggs, black tea, coffee, alcohol, tobacco, and drugs. Nudity is strictly prohibited.
  • Recommended readings before this course

All the books including other study materials will be sent after enrolment of the course, and an online 50-hour preparatory course will be given freely.

About the course

Rishikesh is also known as the world capital of yoga. If you wish to become an efficient yoga teacher and want to study yoga in its place of origin, Rishikesh is a strong choice. It does not matter if you are an experienced yogi looking for a rich yoga community or a solo traveler enthusiastic about checking for a beautiful destination from your bucket list, Rishikesh has something for everyone. Kundalini Yoga teacher training in Rishikesh offers a 500-hour kundalini yoga teacher training course in Rishikesh. Its comprehensive training is based on the ancient philosophies of tantras and kriya yoga. The course is designed especially for beginners and intermediate yoga practitioners.

This yoga teacher training in Rishikesh focuses on a deep understanding of all yoga concepts and the science behind that with a proper approach to learning yoga. World Peace Yoga School intensely follows the spiritual path to learn the natural form of yoga in the best possible way. You get a beautiful way of connecting your path with your inner soul. Each class is important for you to grow. Not only learning from your teachers or books but by living properly in the school and following the schedule will also teach you so much.

You may have different habits in your daily life but by surrendering to the whole program, you will have a greater chance for change which you will see the difference in the end. You will start seeing the world with a new set of eyes. All classes are mandatory. Only in the case of an emergency or illness, you can take leave with the permission of the respected teachers. Uninformed leaves will not be accepted and this will affect students' monthly performance.

On your free days

  • The school arranges excursion on 2 Sundays of the month . Only breakfast is provided on Sundays so that you can enjoy lunch and dinner outdoors at our amazing local restaurants.
  • Saturday is half day and you can explore Rishikesh and its beautiful temples, spend time at Ganga and make space for the self.

Brief overview of what you will learn?

  • Kundalini yoga traditional classical
  • Yoga practices alignment and adjustment
  • Teaching methodology
  • Yoga anatomy introduction to Himalayan
  • Tradition yoga practices
  • Different yoga traditions of the world importance and necessity of yoga in life
  • Foundation of yoga
  • Practice 100+ yoga postures
  • Meaning and science behind poses
  • Mindfulness yoga training
  • Holistic yoga for daily life
  • Yoga Nidra, pranayama, and bandha
  • Meditation practices mudra, mantra, yoga philosophy and more
  • Sitting- lying- walking- sleeping and laughing yoga
  • Contemplation practices.

At World Peace Yoga School, you will get a chance to enjoy a transformative yoga learning experience. Amid a favorable ambiance and innate blissfulness, you will get the best yoga-practicing experience. A 500-hour Kundalini yoga teacher training course in Rishikesh helps you meet the new version of your rejuvenating personality when you start radiating peace and love. The skilled teachers led By Guru Vishnu at World Peace yoga school share their traditional yogic and Vedic practices knowledge through the detailed course.

World Peace Yoga School introduces you to the essence of life through yoga. It is one of the most reputed and traditional yoga institutes in the world yoga capital in the middle of the subtle serenity of the Himalayan Hills. This 500-hour Kundalini yoga teacher training program has been designed to assist you in walking through the yoga path. It is one of the best ways for developing a deep understanding of yoga practices and be a certified yoga teacher. A 300-hour Kundalini yoga teacher training course is the best course for laying your groundwork to be a motivated yoga instructor.

Curriculum

1. Mantra and Mantra chanting

  • The proper way of chanting the Om Mantra
  • Shiva Mantra for Peace
  • Durga Mantra for Energy Awakening
  • Kundalini Mantra*Krishna Mantra for Joy
  • Ganesha Mantra for Stillness and Removal of Obstacles
  • Mantra to be led towards light and immortality (Asatoma)
  • Surrender Mantra (Twamevamata)
  • Mantra to Save Life and Journey (Trayamvakam)
  • Mantra for Purification of the Mind (Gayatri)
  • Guru Disciple Study Mantra (Sahana)
  • Guru Mantra (Guru brahma)
  • Patanjali Mantra (Yogenacittasya)
  • Suryanamaskar 12 Mantra (omMitraya)

2. Kundalini Yoga Asana

  • Bhujangasana (Cobra pose- to the awake heart chakra)
  • Prarthanasana (The prayer pose -to have reverence)
  • Padahastasana (The standing forward bend - to awake Muladhara Chakra)
  • Tadasana (The Tree Pose - for nourishing our spiritual aspiration)
  • Trikonasana (The Triangle pose)
  • Sahaja Agnisar Dhauti (Awakening inner fire - in Manipura Chakra)
  • Vajrasana (Thunderbolt pose -to cleanse Vajra Nadi to promote ascendance of the sexual energy towards upper chakras)
  • Shalabhasana (The Locust pose –Increases the blood supply to the sacrum and lower back)
  • Dhanurasana (The Bow pose – remove constipation and improve digestion)
  • Ardha Matsyendrasana (The Lord of the Fishes Pose)
  • Uddiyana Bandha (Upward flying lock)
  • Paschimottanasana (The back stretching pose)
  • Janushirshasana (The head to knee pose- eliminate laziness and weakness)
  • Ushtrasana (The Camel Pose-arousing Manipura chakra)
  • Naukasana (The boat pose – alleviates anxiety and nervousness)
  • Supta Vajrasana (The Reclining Thunderbolt pose – guides the sexual energy through Vajra Nadi towards the brain)
  • Garudasana (The Eagle pose – improve balance and co-ordination)
  • Nauli Kriya (The Navel Cleansing- Balance the three senses of humor of the body Kapha-Vata-pitta)
  • Ardha Shirshasana (Half headstand- rejuvenate the brain cells)
  • Shashankasana (The Hare pose – remove stress, arrogance, selfishness, and anger)
  • Pavanamuktasana (Massages the internal organ and decongests the liver and sexual organs)

3. Kundalini Joints Movements

  • Warm-up Exercises
  • Feet and ankle exercises
  • Knee movement
  • Hip movement and rotation
  • Leg cradle
  • Side bending
  • Arms movement
  • Arm swing
  • Elbow movement
  • Wrist and hand movement
  • Neck exercises
  • Chin, jaw, mouth, tongue, eye, and head exercises

Kundalini Awakening

  • Rules and Preparation
  • Postures
  • Chakra Sadhana Practices to awaken Ajna Chakra Practices to awake Mooladhar Chakra Practices to awake *Swadhisthan Chakra
  • Practices to awake Manipura Chakra
  • Practices to awake Anahata Chakra
  • Practices to awake Vishuddhi Chakra
  • Practices to awake Bindu
  • Practices for Chakra Awareness
  • Moola Shakti Bandha (Root Energy Lock)
  • Uddiyana Shakti Bandha (Abdomen Energy Lock)
  • Jalandhar Shakti Bandha (Throat Energy Lock)
  • Maha Shakti Bandha (Great Energy Lock)

4. Hatha Yoga

  • Pavan Muktasana series 1 (15 practices)
  • Pavan Muktasana series – 2 (10 practices)
  • Pavan muktasana series - 3 (10 practices)
  • Centering postures series (5 practices)
  • Surya Namaskar (12 asana series)
  • Chandra Namaskar (12 Asana Series)
  • Standing postures series (10 practices)
  • Kneeling postures series (5 practices)
  • Sitting Postures series (10 practices)
  • Forward bending postures series (5 practices)
  • Backward bending postures series (5 practices)
  • Supine postures series(6 practices)
  • Prone Postures series (5 practices)
  • Fire Series series (5 practices)
  • Inversions series (5 practices)
  • Twisting postures series (5 practices)
  • Balancing Postures series (5 practices)
  • Relaxing Posture series (5 practices)
  • Meditative Asana Series (5 practices)
  • Philosophy of Hatha Yoga
  • Ancient Scriptures of Hatha Yoga
  • Aim and Objectives of Hatha Yoga
  • Yoga as a Therapy
  • Yoga as Balancing
  • How Hatha Yoga Is Connected to Your Chakras, Nadis, Kundalini, and Your Subtle Body

5. Pranayama

  • What is Prana
  • What is Pranayama
  • What is breath and connection with the Prana
  • Importance and benefits of Pranayama
  • How to prepare ourselves to practice them
  • Aspects of Breathing
  • Ancients Texts of Breathing
  • General understanding
  • Understand all about nostrils & how to activate them
  • Secrets of Pranayama
  • Breath flow in 5 elements
  • Unit of Prana
  • Function of Prana
  • Three levels of Prana
  • Three Gunas
  • How does prana flow
  • Quality of breath
  • Imbalance of Prana
  • Retention of breath
  • 6 Sitting positions for Pranayama practices
  • Breathing pattern
  • Prana connection with chakras and Kundalini

6. Meditation

  • Introduction to Meditation
  • History of Meditation
  • Preparation to Meditation
  • What is Meditation and what it is not
  • Why- How- Where- When Meditation
  • Philosophy of Meditation
  • Meditation Traditions
  • Meditation Scriptures
  • Aim and Objectives of Meditation
  • Sitting Positions
  • How to Sit Correctly
  • Preliminary Practices Before Practicing Meditation
  • Role of Diaphragmatic Breathing in Meditation
  • Correct Breathing in Meditation
  • How to Relax in Meditation
  • Lifestyle- Diet- Sleep- Sex- Job- Rules in Meditation

7. Yoga Nidra

  • Meaning and Purpose of Yoga Nidra
  • Different Schools and Traditions of Yoga Nidra
  • Tantric Origin of Yoga Nidra
  • Lifestyle and Rules for Yoga Nidra Practitioners
  • Benefits and Risks of Yoga Nidra
  • Difference Between Yoga Nidra and Meditation
  • Yoga Nidra Experience
  • Yoga Nidra and Healing
  • 4 States of Consciousness
  • 3 Body Awareness
  • Tension Relaxation

8. Yoga Cleansing

  • What is Satkarma
  • Benefits and Risks
  • Who Should and Should Not Practice It
  • Experiences
  • Preparation to Satkarma
  • Practices After Completing It
  • Nadi Cleansing
  • Practices That You Will Learn
  • Jiwa dhauti
  • Data-Dhauti
  • Karna-Dhauti
  • Rubber-net
  • Jalaneti
  • Kapalbhati
  • Agnisara

9. Kundalini Tantra Philosophy

Week 1:

  • Introduction to Indian Culture and Spiritualtiy and Himalayan Tradition
  • Introduction to the Ancient Scriptures of Yoga and Spirituality
  • Meaning and Purpose of Indian Philosophy
  • Introduction to 9 Major Indian Philosophy
  • Why Is Yoga Philosophy the Most Important Among All?
  • History of Yoga
  • Types of Yoga

Week 2

  • Patanjali and His Work
  • Introduction to Yoga Sutra Text
  • Eight Limbs of Yoga
  • Yamas & Niyamas
  • Philosophy of Asana & Pranayama
  • Science of Karma

Week 3:

  • Philosophy of Concentration, Meditation and Samadhi
  • Overview of First Chapter
  • Overview of Second Chapter
  • Overview of the Third and Fourth Chapter of Patanjali
  • Mind and Its Control
  • Introduction to Bhagavat Geeta & Upanishad

Week 4:

  • Chakras
  • Nadi
  • Kundalini
  • Three Fold Pain
  • Three Bodies (Sharira)
  • Panchakosha
  • Tri-guna
  • Mahabhuta (Theory of Elements)

10. Kundalini Anatomy

  • Nadis/Energy channel
  • Chakras
  • Panchakosha (5 sheaths)
  • Respiratory system
  • Nervous system
  • Tridosha
  • Dhatus
  • Vayu

11. Yoga Therapy

  • What is Yoga Therapy
  • Rules and Regulations of Yoga Therapy
  • Healing Through Asana, Pranayama and Meditation
  • Therapy for Common Diseases

12. Ayurveda

  • Introduction to Ayurveda
  • Unique Features of Ayurvedic Treatment
  • Ayurveda and Its Diversified Areas
  • Ashtanga Ayurveda
  • Fundamentals of Ayurveda
  • Panchamahabhuta
  • Kapha (The theme of structure and lubrication)
  • Vata (the energy of movements)
  • Pitta (the energy of bio-trasformation and heat generation)
  • Prakriti- Know Your Constitution

13. Kundalini Tantra Mudra

  • The Secrets of Mudra
  • The Position of Elements in the Hands
  • The Need for Mudra
  • The Importance and Advantages of Mudras
  • Special Guidelines About Mudra
  • Gyan Mudra (Gesture of Wisdom)
  • Purn Gyan Mudra (Gesture of Complete Wisdom)
  • Vairagya Mudra(Gesture of Dispassion)
  • Abhaya Mudra(Gesture of Blessing, Fearlessness)
  • Dyan Mudra (Meditation Mudra)
  • Vayu Mudra(Gesture of Air)
  • Pran Mudra (Gesture of Prana)
  • Prithvi Mudra (Gesture of Earth)
  • Surya Mudra (Gesture of Sun)
  • Varun Mudra (Gesture of God of Water)
  • Shoonya mudra (Gesture of Openness, Space)
  • Pran-Apan Mudra (Gesture of Prana Apana)

14. Bandha (Energy Lock)

  • Meaning and Importance of Energy Lock
  • Why the Energy Lock and How Our Energy Gets Drained
  • Energy Knots and How to Open Them
  • Understanding the Three Chakras; Muladhara-Manipura-Visuddhi
  • Experience of Energy Lock
  • Benefits and Risks of Bandha Practices

15. Teaching Methodology

  • Not to forget the sequence
  • Avoid injuries
  • Manage happiness during and after the practice
  • Work with all sides of Yoga and all levels
  • Give a meditative experience
  • Manage and balance the energy flow

16. Alignment

  • Sense of alignment
  • Role of alignment in daily practice
  • How to balance prana & chakras
  • How alignment works in 5 koshas
  • Importance of Alignment
  • Different aspect of Alignment
  • To decrease the risk of injuries
  • Increase the movement of joints
  • Alignment based on body regions
  • Upper Limb alignment
  • Lower Limb alignment
  • Torso – Thorax - Abdomen – Pelvis Alignment
  • Head & neck - Alignment
  • Spinal alignment
  • Basic alignment postures
  • How to bring the body in comfortable
  • How to find balance between body and mind

17. Adjustment

  • What is the sense of yoga adjustment
  • What is the level of yoga adjustment
  • Why adjustment is needed in yoga asana
  • Role of adjustments in yoga asana class
  • Right technique of perfect adjustment
  • How to apply a bandha and when
  • Exploring the dynamics of each asana
  • How to adjust self adjust in a posture
  • How to adjust others during the class
  • Pre required methods of adjustment
  • Uses of different tools and props to achieve a peak of the posture
  • Body weight management during a posture
  • Safety rules and preparations

18. Evaluation & Certification

  • Performance during the course
  • Attendance
  • Practical asana demonstration test
  • Written test (Objective and subjective type)
  • Behavior

Daily Schedule

  • 05:30 - 06:15 Silence Meditation
  • 06:15 - 07:15 Pranayama and Shatkarma
  • 07:30 - 09:00 Hatha Yoga
  • 09:00 - 09:45 Breakfast
  • 10:45 - 11:45 Yoga Anatomy
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Yoga Alignment & Adjustment/ Teaching Methodology
  • 13:15 - 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:30 - 15:30 Self Study
  • 15:45 - 16:45 Yoga Philosophy
  • 17:00 - 18:30 Ashtanga Yoga
  • 19:00 - 20:00 Meditation
  • 20:00 - 21:00 Dinner

Included excursions

  • Kunjapuri temple – Sunrise - to watch the sun rise over the Himalayas
  • Vashista cave. – an journey within

These may change dependent on the season

Instructors

Vishnu Panigrahi

Naveen

Ashutosh Mishra

Hari Priya

Umakanta Sahoo

Sadhu Sri

Mandeep Bhatt

Sujata (Milli) Ray

Sunil Ji

Praveen Rajput

Location

This teacher training course will be held near Laxman Jhula in Rishikesh, northern India. Situated near the main city of Rishikesh, the venue is surrounded by forested mountains. Guests will not only get a feel of fresh air to breathe in but will also get an opportunity to explore the sacredness of the land.

The divine vibrations coming from the surroundings are enhanced by the Ganges River, which enriches the entire experience. You can take a dip in this holy river and experience divinity. Meditating here will bring you closer to the attainment of moksha. The blissful moments are sanctified in the evening when priests conduct the famous Ganga Aarti and offer their prayers to the deity.

Distances

  • Rishikesh, 3 kilometers

Food

Yoga believes the body is made of five elements and food also contains five elements and has six tastes. When you consume food that contains each element that is called a balanced diet or yogic diet. The whole science of Ayurveda is based on these principles. Everyone has different tastes. This is not only because of their habits but it is because of what actually the body needs. When you consume food without proper knowledge of what your body needs, you create diseases. However, when you consume food that has all the necessary elements, you are healthy and satisfied.

Yogic food contains proper nutrients that the body needs to grow. Consuming too little or too much food is also very risky for your health, so a holistic diet is very important. Yogis always avoid tamasic food like meat, egg, etc. Avoiding tamasic food helps you become more flexible and compassionate. Listen to Guruji's lecture on Vegetarianism. A vegetarian or a healthy diet consists of green vegetables, fresh fruits, lentils, beans, plant-based oils like coconut, mustard, peanuts, etc. This kind of food is easy to digest and makes you feel lighter, peaceful, and conscious.

World Peace Yoga School cares about your health so that you serve the most delicious, healthy, vegetarian or vegan diet for you. According to India’s biggest science of health, Ayurveda, the nature of the body is completely dependent and influenced by food. If food is good, so is your health and peace of mind. You will receive morning juice, brunch, and dinner every day included in the price. During Sundays, they serve only breakfast. You can enjoy lunch and dinner outdoors from amazing local restaurants and get to know more about Rishikesh food culture.

Daily schedule

  • 08:00 A large glass of green vegetable or fruit juice
  • 10:30 An open buffet brunch with roti, lentils, green veg, salads, fruits, sweet, rice, pickles, papad, etc.
  • 14:00 Herbal or masala tea
  • 17:00 Dinner including Roti/Sabji, Khir/Chila, Khichdi/papad, pasta, soup, salads, herbal teas, and more
  • 21:00 Evening drink: a glass of cow's milk

For those who do not drink cow's milk, there is a variety of herbal teas available. Soya or almond milk is not available. During this pandemic, all meals are free for the students. They provide rice, dal, sabji, roti, salads, etc. The students who have got any specific food requirements can bring their own food with them.

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
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
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)

  • Cycling
  • Kayaking
  • River Rafting
  • Travelling around the Himalayas
  • Trekking
  • Visiting famous temples
  • Exploring ghats and market
  • Visit the ancient caves

Spa treatments

Ayurvedic massages and treatments are available at the school itself at discounted prices.

What's included

  • 2 months shared accommodation
  • Eligibility to register for Yoga Alliance certification upon successful completion
  • Yoga books
  • Notebooks and pens
  • Cleansing kits
  • Fire ceremony
  • Ganga beach yoga and Kirtan Eve
  • Daily meals with herbal tea and water
  • A Himalayan sightseeing trip to Kunjapuri/ Vashistha Gufa
  • Free taxi pick-up from Dehradun Airport
  • 2 towels for the month and bed sheets changed every Sunday
  • Online pre-recorded preparatory course videos after booking
  • 18% GST

What's not included

  • Air-conditioning for the Private room (300 USD)
  • Women herbal beauty, share wearing, and many more with the help of local ladies
  • Ayurvedic Panchakarma and treatment and healing sessions / training
  • A variety of massages with a discounted price for the students
  • Visa fee, airfare, taxi pick-up from Delhi, Haridwar

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Airport: Jolly Grant Airport Airport transfer included: Jolly Grant Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport Airport transfer available: Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$ 80 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% 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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