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22 Days 200-Hour Hatha & Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training Rishikesh India

Hatha & Ashtanga Focused Yoga Teacher Training Rishikesh

Give yourself the opportunities to learn and have a magical life-changing experience of yoga with this 200-hour yoga teacher training program in Rishikesh, India. This training mainly consists of the traditional Hatha yoga, Patanjali's philosophy and eight elements of yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga styles. After this, you can apply for becoming a 500-hour registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance. Feel the change within you and your yoga-teaching technique.

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Highlights

  • Sankhya and yoga philosophies
  • Instructions to teach and guide others
  • Certification to register with Yoga Alliance
  • Daily yoga asanas, relaxation, and yoga-nidra techniques
  • Daily guided exercises of breathing and pranayama practices
  • Healthy nutritious vegetarian breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Excursion to nearby holy temples and shrines
  • 21 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


22 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 15
Airport transfer available:
Dehradun Airport (US$15 per person)
Airport transfer available:
Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$75 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
10:00
Check-out Time:
12:00

Facilities

  • Smoke-free property
  • Yoga studio
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Library

The accommodation is facilitated with air-conditioning, and Wi-Fi connection. However, please note that Yoga Vidya Mandiram School provides the accommodation for a student who joins yoga classes. Any friends or relatives will not be included in the accommodation.

There are two room options available for this course: single private room and double shared room. The rooms are equipped with double beds, air-conditioning, and Wi-Fi connection. All rooms are shared with the same gender. Mother and daughter, wife and husband can share their rooms. The bathrooms are equipped with hot showers and towels.

Program

Certifications

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

This teacher training is a multi-style program for beginners with basic knowledge of yoga. After the completion of the course, the students will be given a certification of the completion of the 200-hour yoga training program from Yoga Vidya Mandiram School. This 200-hour yoga teacher training will be held by experienced reputed meditation guides and the team of accomplished yoga teachers.

The teachers and guides are including an Ayurvedic doctor who feels privileged to share his / her knowledge and practice of ancient traditions with modern elements of medical sciences (yoga anatomy and physiology). This training program aims to provide a solid foundation in different aspects of yogic disciplines that prepare them to apply for the 300-hour yoga teacher training program.

In addition, this 200-hour yoga training program includes mantra recitation (mantra - Japa), daily joints and glands practices (granthi - vimochana - kriya), yoga postures (yoga asanas), meditative steps of doing asanas, six cleansing exercises (shat karma), science of breath (pranayama), yoga energy locks (Bandha).

It also includes yoga gestures (Mudra), meditation (Dhyana), yogic sleep (yoga Nidra), history and philosophy of yoga (yoga Darshana), yogic anatomy and physiology of human body, basic principles of Ayurveda, asana alignment practicum classes, yoga teaching practice, and teaching methodology.

Curriculum

  • 60 hours yoga technique
  • 25 hours teaching methodology
  • 9 hours mudra, bandha technique
  • 10 hours Ayurveda and yogi's lifestyle
  • 15 hours anatomy and physiology
  • 25 hours yoga philosophy and psychology
  • 12 hours meditation and yoga Nidra
  • 19 hours pranayama and satkarma
  • 10 hours recitation of the mantras
  • 15 hours practice teaching guidance

Hatha yoga (classical postures)

  • Meditative steps of performing the hatha yoga; centering, entering, refining, holding, coming out, and reflection
  • Ashtanga vinyasa flow - series 1
  • Surya namaskar (sun salutations) - dynamic surya namaskar, surya namaskar with breathe awareness, surya namaskar with mantra chanting
  • Types of Hatha posture - standing poses, sitting poses, backward bending poses, forward bending poses, spinal twisting poses, fire series, inversion poses, shavasana
  • Postural alignment and art of adjustment
  • Counter pose
  • Contraindications

Pranayama (the science of breath)

  • Science of breath
  • Sitting postures for pranayama practice
  • How to establish diaphragmatic breathing before pranayama practice
  • 1:1, 1:2 and 1:4 breathing practices
  • Types of pranayama - nadi shodhana pranayama, ujjayee, kapalabhati, bhastrika, shitali, shitkari, brahmari, and anuloma viloma

Bandhas (lock)

  • Jalandhara-bandha (chin lock)
  • Uddiyana-bandha (abdominal lock)
  • Moola-bandha (root lock)

Practice relaxation and yoga Nidra

  • Relaxation in daily life
  • Tension and relaxation
  • Systematic relaxation
  • 31 pints relaxation
  • 61 points relaxation exercises
  • Preparation for yoga Nidra

Meditation

  • What is meditation?
  • Meditation in daily life
  • Sitting positions for meditation
  • Two to five minutes meditations
  • So-ham mediation

Anatomy and physiology

  • introduction about anatomy and physiology
  • Skeletal system
  • Muscular system
  • Nervous system
  • Digestive system
  • Endocrine system
  • Cardiovascular system
  • Effect of yoga posture on muscles and systems
  • Nadis (energy channels)
  • Chakras (energy plexus)
  • Pancha tatwa (five great elements)
  • Panchakosha (five sheaths)
  • Pancha pranas(five vital energy)

Yoga philosophy

  • General introduction: six school of indian philosophy
  • Samkhya and yoga
  • Intro of pattanjali yoga sutras
  • Highlight of astanga yoga: yama, niyam, asana, pranayam, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, and samadhi
  • Introduction to upanishad
  • Life style and yoga ethics

Ayurveda

  • Basic principle of ayurved
  • Basic doshas
  • Tri-gunas
  • Balance of the mind and Ayurvedic diet

Mudras

  • Jnana-mudra
  • Dhyan-mudra
  • Vishnu-mudra
  • Hridaya-mudra

Mantra chanting

  • Om mantra
  • Morning mantra
  • Guru mantra
  • Meal mantra
  • Gayatri mantra and more
  • Suryanamaskar mantras - 12 names of sun

Satkriya (cleaning)

  • Jala-neti
  • Sutra-neti

Teaching methodology and home work

  • Lesson plan
  • Assignments
  • Practice teaching
  • Feedback
  • Group discussion
  • Question and answer
  • Homework

Daily schedule

  • 05:00 Wake Up!
  • 06:00 - 06:15 Karma Yoga & Mantra chanting
  • 06:15 - 07:00 Shat-kriyas & Pranayama practices
  • 07:00 - 08:30 Hatha Yoga (Classical)
  • 08:30 - 10:00 Breakfast and free time
  • 10:00 - 11:15 Yoga Philosophy
  • 11:15 - 12:30 Yoga anatomy & physiology workshops
  • 13:00 - 14:30 Lunch
  • 14:30 - 15:45 Teaching Methodology/Ayurveda/Practice Teaching
  • 16:00 - 16:15 Tea break
  • 16:15 - 18:00 Ashtanga Vinyasa sessions
  • 18:30 - 19:30 Dinner and free time
  • 19:30 - 20:30 Guest lectures/Satsang/Meditation
  • 21:00 Go sleep!

The schedule is subject to change. It is advised that you arrive at the yoga school one day before the program.

Included excursions

During this yoga teacher training, you will be visiting nearby holy shrines.

Instructors

Swami Atma Jnanananda
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200 (Yoga)
Swami Atma Jnanananda Giri is a sadhaka from Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama, Rishikesh, who by profession is a homeopathic doctor. He learned meditation techniques from his guide and teacher, Swami Veda Bharatiji. Now, he delivers his lectures and classes on meditation, mantra chanting, Nidra yoga, and philosophical texts such as Bhagavad-gita and Patanjali Yoga-sutras. According to Swami Atma, 'finding happiness and peace within oneself is the greatest achievement in life'.
Sandeep Pandey
Yogacharya Sandeep Pandey was born in a traditional Brahamna Family and was sent to Gurukul at the age of 8. At the Gurukul he studied the Yajurveda and mastered all the 16 Samskaras along with Yogasana, Pranayama, Shat Kriyas etc. He participated in many National level Yoga championship in India and won prizes. However, his quest for knowing the inner self through yoga lead him to Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama where under the direct guidance of H.H. Swami Veda Bharati, he studied and practiced the deeper and subtler aspect of Raja Yoga.
Archarya Chandramani
Acharya Chandramani was born in a traditional spiritual family. At 8 years of age, he became a serious practitioner of the yogic principles of Swetambara Jaina tradition. Later he was initiated into the Vedic Sanskrit tradition by Swami Vivekananda at the age of 10 in Prabhat Ashram, UP, India. Acharyaji was fully dedicated to the teachings and daily discipline of the traditional Sanskrit gurukulam from childhood to adulthood. He has been guiding worldwide yoga students into the Vedic Sanskrit literature and its philosophy and holding yoga retreats and teacher trainings for over 25 years.
Yogacharya Lalit
Yogacharya Lalitji is a qualified experienced Hatha-Yoga and Pranayama instructor at Yoga Vidya Mandiram. He was born in the spiritual family in Yamuna Nagar, Haryana. He began his yoga journey in the lap of the Himalayan yogi Swami Veda Bharatiji who initiated him into the path of Yoga and Meditation. In his academic education, he holds his E-RYT 200 and 500 RYT from Yoga Alliance, USA. He brings sincere love for students in his classes he holds. He sees yoga a way of inspiring lives and a meaning of discovering one’s self. He keeps looking for new opportunities to enhance his knowledge.
Dr. Sumit Sharma
Dr. Sumit is expert in the field of Physical Therapy and posture imbalance and sedentary life disorders. He did his Masters of Physical Therapy in Musculoskeletal Disorders in Orthopedic Branch and diploma in Sports Medicine from West Bengal. He is also a certified Pilate’s trainer from Indian Academy of Fitness Training Mangalore. His simple and contemporary style of delivering deep and practical knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology endear him to his students. He has taught few hundred students from more than 35 countries and he mainly focus on the therapeutic aspects of yoga.
Priya Pooja
Priya Poojaji is a qualified experienced yoga anatomy and physiology instructor at Yoga Vidya Mandiram. She was born in the spiritual family of Swami Rama of the Himalayas. She began her yoga journey in the lap of the Himalayan yogis since her early age. Her spiritual master, Swami Veda Bharatiji initiated her into the path of Yoga and Meditation when she was 15 years old. Since then she has been untiredly dedicated herself to the learning of yogic knowledge and it’s different sciences, yoga anatomy and physiology. She holds her E-RYT 200 and 500 RYT from Yoga Alliance, USA.

Location

This yoga teacher training will be held at Yoga Vidya Mandiram Yoga School, Rishikesh, India. Nearby there is Dehradun’s Jolly Grant Airport (DED) which is 15 kilometers from the center. The yoga school is located in the heart of the sacred township of Rishikesh on the bank of the holy river Ganges and at the foothills of the Himalayas, the abode of yogis.

The school is in a wonderful magical place only a short walk from the main town and the bank of the river, it is the perfect location for your activities.

Nearby places

  • Dehradun’s Jolly Grant Airport (DED), 15 kilometers

Features

Activities

  • Hiking
  • Shopping
  • Surfing
  • Swimming pool (indoor)

General

  • Air-conditioned rooms

Services

  • Free Wi-Fi

Food

During this yoga training, you will be served daily three delicious and healthy vegetarian meals; breakfast, lunch and dinners. Filtered water, herbal tea, and snacks are also available. The menu is creative and balanced with proteins so you feel full and satisfied. If you are planning to have fast in any day, please inform Yoga Vidya Mandiram for avoiding food waste.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Whole food
  • Yogic
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)

  • Mountain hiking
  • Shopping
  • Sky diving
  • Surfing
  • Visit nearby temples and shrines

What's included

  • 21 nights' accommodation
  • Certificate of completion
  • Daily vegetarian breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Filtered water, herbal tea, and snacks
  • Free use of yoga tools during the course
  • Free Wi-Fi connection
  • Local sightseeing exploration
  • Neti pot and sutra neti
  • Quality 200-hours teacher training course, internationally accredited by Yoga Alliance USA, and corresponding certificate
  • Textbooks, printed study handouts and 200-hour yoga teacher training manual

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Additional meals and activities
  • Personal expenses

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane:

Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). Another option is to book your flight directly to arrive at Jolly Grant Airport (DED).

Arrival by taxi

Taxis are always available anywhere in India. The drive from Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) to Rishikesh will take around six hours depending on traffic conditions.

Arrival by bus

Buses to Rishikesh leave New Delhi from the Kashmiri Gate national bus stand approximately every hour. The bus ride takes about eight hours and costs around 450 INR for air conditioned buses and 250 INR for buses without air conditioning.

-Arrival by train

The best option is to reach Haridwar train station, about 45 minutes away from Rishikesh by road on a driven taxi or the so called tuktuks. From Delhi, the train ride takes approximately eight hours, depending on the train. Haridwar is serviced by many trains from and to Delhi, Varanasi, Rajasthan, Amritsar, and many others.

Airport: Dehradun Airport Airport transfer available: Dehradun Airport (US$15 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport Airport transfer available: Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$75 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 35% 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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