29 Days 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh

  • Trimbakeshwar Temple 13 Floor Temple on the bank of Ganga, Laxmanjhula, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India

This Yoga Alliance 200-hour certified teacher training course (TTC) takes place in a tranquil serene setting just outside Rishikesh town, the worldly renowned yoga central, Northern India. The best way to learn how to teach yoga is to immerse yourself completely in a yogic lifestyle and practice so that your teaching comes from your own personal experience. By coming out of the big cities surrounded by tall buildings and stepping into our yoga teacher training ashram, you will experience the perfect atmosphere to create beautiful personalized memories of your yogic journey. During the course, you will profound experience of all aspects of yoga including; asana (yoga postures), pranayama (proper breathing), meditation, yoga philosophy, anatomy, teaching philosophy and proper diet.

Highlights

  • Daily 2 hours asana classes
  • Close to nature yoga ashram
  • Yoga Alliance Registered certificate
  • Qualified and experienced team of yoga instructors
  • 2 daily healthy traditional Indian meals
  • 28 nights accommodation
  • 28 days with instruction
  • Japanese, English
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Yogavini Ashram boasts an abundance of fresh air with the sounds of birds chirping and Ganga flowing, will help you connect with nature and experience the learning on the course at a deeper level. Being close to nature is an important factor on yoga journey.

The school has strong support from the local Indian community which will provide opportunities to partake in and enjoy traditional Indian culture.

During the yoga teacher training, the spectacular domed Meditation Hall provides the perfect setting to center and re-connect within yourself. The energy felt when stepping in to the hall is like no other and once again, stepping outside of cities and experiencing countryside views as far as the eye can see, will bring a deeper sense of inner space, stillness and silence.

Yogivini is situated in the quiet and peaceful place dotted with the green trees. The ashram is well-equipped with all the residential facilities required for comfortable living. The highly ventilated and eco-friendly rooms of the ashram are fully furnished with all the necessary requirements. Please note that the accommodation offered is based on simple and shared occupancy (couples are not allowed to share rooms).

Course objectives:

  • Broaden understanding of yoga principles
  • Strengthen your personal yoga practice
  • Build a firm foundation from which to teach others

Course curriculum

  • Asana

Includes two daily asana classes, two hours each, surya namaskar (sun salutations), thorough explanation and demonstration, individual adjustments and various techniques (props, walls etc.) on how to improve and deepen your practice.

  • Meditation and Pranayama classes

Meditation takes time and dedication to develop a strong practice, but here you will be given the tools to initiate and deepen your ability with two daily guided meditation classes including pranayama.

  • Philosophy and Yoga Sutra Lectures

The teachers offer an easy and comprehensive approach, allowing you to gain a greater understanding of yoga, hence helping you to lead a greater emotional and mental well-being in order to live a more fulfilling and meaningful life. Explanations are based on real examples from the life, which makes the philosophy an interesting an easy to experience. The whole course is skillfully designed to experience these yoga philosophies (analysis of both the text and commentary of Bhadavad Gita, which is a classical yoga scripture, detailed explanation of the Patanjali Yoga Sutra, different paths of yoga, 8 limbs of yoga, nadis, mantra, prana, bandha, koshas, kundalini, mudra, chakras and granthis.

  • Anatomy and physiology

Students are introduced to anatomy and physiology which are important to be an effective teacher and practitioner. You will enhance your knowledge on the following:

  • Cellular respiration (important to understand the deep effects of yoga on our body)
  • Connective tissue
  • Body System (functioning of systems and effects of yoga)
  • Joints (knee, shoulder, wrist, ankle, hip)
  • Muscular system and IMP muscles (movements in pastures and muscles use)
  • Scoliosis and postural disorders (how to choose posture for different postures)
  • Stretch Reflexes (how to use different stretch reflexes to deepen the practice)
  • Endocrine system, glands and hormones
  • Menstrual Disorder

  • Shat Kriyas

Shat kriyas are yogic purification processes which include: cleansing of the nasal and air passages, esophagus and stomach. Students will be guided through various purification exercises with thorough explanation of the effects. These processes will allow the student to experience deeper meditation and pranayama practices (Kapalbhati, Jala Neti, Sutra Neti, Kunjal Kriya, Tratak).

  • Teaching philosophy

The experienced teachers will provide instruction on the art of yoga instruction including: how to be an effective yoga teacher, hands on adjustments, observe and understand how the body moves, art of the voice, confidence through practice teaching, purpose and use of props, both in personal practice and the class setting, and practical teaching classes.

  • Proper diet

An Ayurvedic practitioner will join the course to discuss how a proper diet can enhance your yoga practice and life as a whole. This introduction will give you time to practice a 30-day diet plan, guided by experienced chefs, throughout the course. The following will be covered: origin of Ayurveda, how Ayurveda treats different diseases and complaints, the different types of doshas, how diet affects the mind and the body, vegetarianism, the healing effects of fasting.

Examination

The aim of the examinations is to assess your understanding of the subjects and to give you the opportunity to further develop the areas you are lacking. This will help to ensure your complete development during the course. Please note the following:

  • Written Examination will be held every two weeks
  • Practical teaching test will be held twice to develop your proficiency of teaching
  • Shat karmas practical test

Daily schedule:

  • 05:30 Wake up
  • 06:00 - 07:30 Pranayama/silent meditation/interactive discussion
  • 07:30 - 08:00 Tea
  • 08:00 - 10:00 Asana class
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Brunch
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Karma yoga
  • 12.00 - 13:00 Self Study
  • 13:00 - 14:30 Philosophy
  • 14:30 - 15:00 Tea and snacks
  • 15:00 - 16:00 Anatomy/Ayurveda
  • 16:30 - 18:30 Asana
  • 18:30 - 19:00 Dinner
  • 19:00 - 20:00 Meditation and Chanting
  • 20:45 Lights off

Ashram rules

The spirit behind the discipline and rules are purely to immerse yourself into the yogic lifestyle to enable you to obtain maximum benefit from your teacher training experience.

  • All students are expected to follow the entire yoga teacher training course schedule.
  • In the event you need to be absent from any event, prior permission should be obtained.
  • All students are expected to be on time for all scheduled classes and remain for the duration of each class.
  • Guest behavior should be respectful of Indian culture; men and women should cover the shoulders, midriff and legs. Tight fitting, transparent and revealing clothing is not permitted.
  • Kindly refrain from expressions of affection such as hugging or kissing in public.
  • Guests are expected to observe celibacy (brahmacharya) as part of the spiritual discipline.
  • All students are expected to actively participate in Karma Yoga.
  • Smoking, alcohol and drugs are not permitted.
  • Technology use is restricted to off hours.
  • Photography, video, or audio recording during classes is only permitted with prior permission.

This teacher training will take place in Rishikesh, an Indian city surrounded by the mountains, at the foothills of the Himalayas, along the holy banks of Ganges river. Rishikesh is in close proximity of Dehradun's Jolly Grant Airport (DED), which is a small, quiet and recently renovated airport, located15 kilometers away. This city is known as the world capital of yoga. It has the biggest number of yoga ashrams and yoga courses in the world, and serious students wanting to learn yoga and Ayurveda, assist there from across the globe.

With lodging facility, at Yogvini Rishikesh Ashram, you will be offered nutritious and hygienic meals. The food in the ashram is specially prepared with the use of green vegetables. Only vegetarian food is served in fully Indian and ashram life tradition.

  • 2 daily asana classes
  • 2 daily healthy and traditional Indian meals
  • 28 nights accommodation
  • Course fees
  • Certificate
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Additional meals
  • Personal expenses

Arrival by plane

Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi (DEL).

Arrival by bus or taxi from New Dehli

From Delhi, Rishikesh is about 230 kilometers away and its well connected with buses. A bus journey may take from 5 to 7 hours - depending on the traffic - and it costs about 330 to 730 INR. Taxi can also be arranged at a price of approximately 100 USD.

Arrival by train

The nearest railway station is Haridwar located at distance of 25 kilometers from Rishikesh.

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

Testimonials

  • Review by Jessie Weber
    10 out of 10

    "I have so many good things to say about Yoga Vini that I could write a book! The classes I have taken here have completely changed (not just my yoga) but my life for the better. I had been in Rishikesh a while and was planning to leave in a few days, but after taking just one class with Mitra, I changed my mind and decided to stay another two weeks just to take his classes because I knew how beneficial it would be for me. Mitra is such a kind, sweet teacher and puts his all into giving each student in class the best instruction possible. You can see how important it is to him to make sure that you are getting the best of the best as far as instruction, and correction of postures....and he does all of this with such good humor and the kindest heart. If you want to dramatically improve your yoga and get the most hands on instruction, try Yoga Vini! Changed my life!"

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  • Review by Mustikkapensas
    10 out of 10

    "During my stay in Rishikesh I went to five classes of Mittra. The classes were detailed, pleasant and professional. There are no more than 12 students per class, therefore the atmosphere is intimate and caring. Mittra is a wonderful teacher and I would definitely recommend his classes. Enjoy!"

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  • Review by Schott H from Connecticut
    10 out of 10

    "Fear not: though Rishikesh has a multitude of yoga options (some just middling), Yoga Vini is a great find. Three classes per day: 7:30am Hatha, 10am beginners, 5:30pm Hatha. The teacher, Mitra, is a real gentleman, and the small class size means that he can give you a ton of individualized attention. He puts a real emphasis on making sure that you're doing the basic yoga postures 100% correctly, so the class can feel a little slow, but I left with the confidence that I was definitely doing the right thing. The classes tend to be a little long because of this, which I felt was great. Overall, definitely a highlight of Rishikesh! (Practical side note: this place is a little hard to find. When crossing the Laxman Jhula bridge, the studio is actually inside the big temple on the left hand side. Go in through the first door of the temple itself and down a few flights of stairs to find the studio. Also, you can just ask people working around the temple: they'll know.)"

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  • Review by elle from Colombia
    9 out of 10

    "Having had very little experience with yoga we were nervous to do yoga in rishikesh given its such a yoga hotspot. However Travis at yoga vini was the nicest guy, super helpful, supportive and lovely. We went two days in a row and loved it and him. Our third day in rishikesh we went to another yoga studio as we went hiking and the times didn't work out, this experience just made us realise how lucky we were and how good we had it at yoga vini. Definitely go here!"

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  • Review by Nikki & Z
    10 out of 10

    "This being my 3rd time to India - I wish I would have discovered Yoga Vini's before. I was fortunate enough to do some drop in classes with Mittra, he is truly a very intelligent and beautiful being. Always learning from him and being motivated and pushed to our limits. I have learned so much from him and will definitely do some workshops with them my next visit to Rishikesh. I did not do my YTT with them but just from the experiences I had - I recommend it :)"

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  • Review by Michelepiselli from Spain
    10 out of 10

    "After having got in touch with many ashrams in the area which (sorry for saying that) only gave me the feeling that is all about money, I decided to have a look directly once there. I walked into this place and had a try and I was amazed. Classes were given by Vini's brother (sorry I forgot your name), he's a very nice guy and I really felt making yoga for the first time, it was so intense and nice and feeling really comfortable there. Well done guys, hope to have the chance of coming back and stay longer."

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  • Review by Noesf from California
    10 out of 10

    "I might not be a yoga expert but I've done some yoga on and off for the past 10 years and I can easily say Yoga Vini had the best classes I've ever been to.The hands-on instruction is superb. In a matter of a couple of classes I was doing poses that I had been doing for years completely differently as I was finally getting the hands on instruction and guidance I'd needed. It's like having a private tutor on steroids to help, particularly in the slow season when the classes aren't too busy in the off season. I'll be benefiting from what I learnt here for the next 10 years as it took my practice and awareness super quickly to another level.Vini's brother was teaching the classes while I was there and he is an adorable mix of reverent and irreverent, which makes for a fun but really grounded and deep class.If youre a yogi of any description, come to Rishikesh. DONT MISS coming here!"

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  • Review by Ai Yamada
    9 out of 10

    "If you want to improve your postures,just try here! You can experience that your bones and muscles learn right"

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  • Review by Cornelia J from Sweden
    10 out of 10

    "December isn't really the season so we were only three people taking the class - which was good for us because we got more out of the teacher. He was great and the time just flew, the next day our muscles were sore and happy."

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  • Review by Ignacio L
    9 out of 10

    "Back in November 2013 I spent a few weeks in Rishikesh, and by chance I found myself at Yoga Vini, it was one of the best things to have happened to me during my time away.Vini's style is truly authentic, while remaining accessible. I learned a ton during my couple of weeks working with Vini and I had a great time while I was doing it. Vini was patient with me when it was required, but held me to ambitious expectations that really pushed my development. Vini is heavily invested in making sure his students achieve their goals and develop within their practice. It's that authenticity and focus on his students that truly made my time here special.This was the exact yoga experience I was looking for during my time in Rishikesh: It was earnest, it pushed me to learn and I spent time with a teacher that had a real passion for working with his students. Do yourself a favor a give Vini a try."

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  • Review by Alannah McLaughlin
    10 out of 10

    "An in depth and conscious yoga experience that is helping me learn more and more about every posture and how to make it."

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  • Review by Lisa Chambers
    10 out of 10

    "Love this place and my instructor, I just wish I could have stayed longer thanks so much for the techniques and tips! My body misses you already :)"

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Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 24920, India

Yoga Vini is one of the best registered yoga school in Rishikesh regulated Yoga Alliance Association. We provide 200 hour yoga TTC in Rishikesh, India.

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