14-Day Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy Teacher Training Retreat in India

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Yoga therapy and Ayurveda
Daily intensive practice of mantra, kriya, and mudra
Daily vegetarian meals
Meditation and pranayama sessions
Excursion and sightseeing tours
Join this yoga teacher training course in Rishikesh, India to deeply understand Ayurveda as a system of health and medicine. You will explore yoga asanas in a therapeutic way, with a focus on correcting any imbalances and blockages in the body. This course will provide you with a completely new experience on both the physical and mental levels. Give yourself the opportunity to transform your yoga practice to the next level and be confident to share it with others. 

Accommodation

Caters for vegetarian diets
Dining area
Kitchen
Yoga studio
Library
Garden
Lobby
Laundry
This yoga retreat will take place at Patanjali International Yoga Foundation in Rishikesh, India, situated on the banks of the holy Ganga River, at the foothills of the Himalayas. Rishikesh is a very relaxed and spiritual place, enabling you to get into a very peaceful atmosphere. It is believed that meditation in Rishikesh brings people closer to the attainment of moksha, as does a dip in the holy river that flows through it. 

The venue
During this retreat, you will stay in an ashram at Patanjali International Yoga Foundation. You will stay in single or shared rooms with attached bathrooms with hot water. Please keep in mind that this is not a hotel. Upon your arrival, you will be provided with soap and toilet paper. The rest of the time, you need to buy it. 

For your personal safety, please bring a padlock to your room. The ashram provides clean bed sheets and towels once a week, a shared kettle, iron, and hairdryer on each floor, and a blanket. 

Patanjali International Yoga Foundation ashram rules
  • The ashram gates are opened from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. By 10:00 p.m. everyone should be in their rooms
  • The outside guests are allowed to visit you from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the reception sitting place only and they are not allowed in the rooms
  • Please keep your rooms neat and clean with self-service
  • Please make a general cleaning before checking out or pay 500 INR for the general room’s cleaning
  • Please clean and dry your plates and cups after food
  • In case of using fat creams and skin oils, please use your own bed linens
  • Please save water
  • Put used toilet paper and sanitary items into the rubbish bin
  • Stick posters or other items on the walls are strictly prohibited
  • The use of electric heaters is strictly prohibited
  • Every guest is responsible for self-belongings
  • Any damage to the property is under your own responsibility and expenses should be refunded
  • Please through the rubbish from your rooms to the rubbish can near the main gates

Food
Patanjali International Yoga Foundation will provide five to six dishes in one meal with proper nutrition and freshly cooked. Food is yogic Ayurvedic vegetarian. Foods are suitable for both western and eastern students. There are different menus for each day. 

If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate them to the organiser when making a reservation 
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Program

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

Yoga therapy means healing various kinds of diseases through yoga practice, such as asana, pranayama, bandha, kriya, mudra, and meditation. In this two-week-long residential yoga therapy and Ayurveda, "the science of life" course, studies will include Shank Prakshalana "special cleansing of the body", the three doshas "constitutions", their recommended lifestyle and yoga practice, Ayurvedic diet, herbs and medicines to stay healthy and help treat diseases. 

Course aim and objective
Patanjali International Yoga Foundation offers a complete course on yoga therapy and Ayurveda. Ayurveda is an ancient and, indeed, the most well-regarded system of health and medicine in India. It is also known as the fifth Veda. The word "Ayurveda" is derived from Sanskrit and means "the science of life". 

The principles of yoga and Ayurveda therapy have been used for thousands of years and hold tremendous value in the present life as well. According to them, a person can always enjoy good health and a feeling of well-being. All classes will be taught by Dr Jitendra Das and his assistant yoga teachers. 

Course prerequisites and requirements
To be eligible to attend this yoga and meditation retreat, Patanjali International Yoga Foundation has established prerequisites to help create the groups, that are able to work together for two weeks of intensive toga journey. 

This is a journey of personal and professional development that builds on the practitioner's previous experience. It is easier and more comfortable to guide trainees if they have previous experience. Patanjali International Yoga Foundation recommends that all applicants have 200-hour yoga teacher training or at least two-three years of established yoga practice. 


Course syllabus

Yoga therapy and Ayurveda
1. Yoga practice
The instructors combine yoga practice with the scientific knowledge of Ayurveda. The yoga trainees will learn in-depth therapeutic yoga practices for all different constitutions of bodies as per Ayurveda. Every class is structured to activate and open all the energy meridians.

2. Chakras practice
Every asana is explained with its entire structure and its effect on different chakras in our body. Not only do the instructors provide theory on chakra knowledge but they also structure each yogic asana practice according to balancing, stimulating and healing each chakra.

3. Ayurvedic 3-Doshas
The human body is a divine creation which consists of five elements of nature - air, fire, earth, sky, and space. These five elements lead to the formation of three Ayurvedic constitutions of the body or as we call it, Ayurveda 3-Doshas of the body. The instructors not only teach you how to recognize them but also how to design the practice, the diet and the wholesome living according to these three Doshas.

4. Vata Dosha: the air constitution
  • Characteristics (physical, psychological, and behavioural diagnosis), signs of imbalance, signs of balance, correct yoga practise to balance, Ayurvedic herbs
  • 5. Pitta Dosha: the fire constitution
  • Characteristics (physical, psychological, and behavioural diagnosis), signs of imbalance, signs of balance, correct yoga practise to balance, Ayurvedic herbs
  • 6. Kapha Dosha: the earth constitution
  • Characteristics (physical, psychological, and behavioural diagnosis), signs of imbalance, signs of balance, correct yoga practise to balance, Ayurvedic herbs
  • 7. Ayurvedic medicine/herbs
Learn about Ayurvedic herbs and Ayurvedic medicines for yoga practitioners and for overall good health.

8. Common diseases
Learn about more than 20 common diseases and their treatment through correct diet, Ayurvedic herbs, correct yoga practice

9. Sankaprachalana
Deep digestive system cleansing technique with particular Yoga asanas and Ayurvedic treatment.

10. Food according to Sat Chakra and Pancha Pranas
Learn about the seven energy meridians and five vital energy in our body, signs of balance, signs of imbalance, how to balance them with the help of yoga practice, the right food to balance the five vital energy, herbs to balance the chakras

11. Food and seven tissues (Dhatus)
Proper understanding of tissues helps practitioners to predict the symptoms and provide the best yogic treatment. Learn about the relationships of seven tissues in our body.

12. Meditation brain therapy
Learn 7 effective ways of meditation and their effects on the mind, body, and energy. Also learn about Ayurvedic herbs specifically for the brain.

13. Structural yoga practice
Learn and practice how to construct a yoga therapy lesson, to balance all the chakras.

14. Yoga Nidra
Learn and experience deep yogic relaxation to balance the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, and balance the left and right brain. The benefits of Yoga Nidra reflects not only physically but also on the conscious, subconscious and unconscious mind.

It helps relieve high blood pressure, and stress, improves concentration and leads to overall emotional integration. 

15. Myofascial yoga
Understanding the network of fascia in our body, Myofascial anatomy. Use this knowledge of connective tissues to deepen your yoga practice.

16. Stress management
How to be stress-free while conducting a yoga class, how to manage a student who is stressed, how to be stress-free using meditation and pranayama, correct structure of yoga practice to manage stress

17. Kyphosis
Learn about Kyphosis - diagnosis and treatment, detailed anatomy of the spine, how you can construct a class for this spinal dysfunction, and how to make corrections in yoga asana

18. Lordosis
Learn about Lordosis - diagnosis and treatment, detailed anatomy of the spine, how you can construct a class for this spinal dysfunction, how to make corrections in yoga asana

19. Scoliosis
Learn about Scoliosis - diagnosis and treatment, detailed anatomy of the spine, how you can construct a class for this spinal dysfunction, and how to make corrections in yoga asana

20. Yoga for old age
Learn about how you can construct a class for people over 60, correct yoga asanas and their benefits 

21. Menstruation
Learn which asanas are good during menstruation, how to release menstruation pain through yoga asanas and pranayama, Which asanas should be avoided during menstruation, how to construct a yoga class especially for menstruation, Ayurvedic herbs

22. Menopause and Osteoporosis
What is exactly menopause and Osteoporosis? Correct yoga practice, Ayurvedic herbs, how to construct a yoga class for menopause and Osteoporosis

23. Restorative yoga
Asanas that relax the body, asanas that stimulate the healing energy in the body, asanas that help the practitioner absorb the benefits of the practice in the body

24. Six Rasas and herbs therapy
The fundamentals and theory of six tastes according to Ayurveda, determine the experience and effect of food on our body, the six tastes and their predominant elements, and how to work with taste according to the Vata, Pitta, and Kapha constitutions, Ayurvedic herbs for each Dosha.

25. Sun and moon salutation
The practice of sun and moon salutation to balance the energy channels.

Code of conduct
  • Discipline is an integral part of the training and so the course routine must be strictly followed
  • Disrespect of rules and regulations may result in course termination with no refund of the fee
  • The restricted dress code is white yoga trousers, T-shirt, socks, jacket, jumper, and shawl
  • Absenting from the scheduled program without prior permission from the teacher would be construed as a gross breach of discipline
  • A student must inform the staff in advance if they intend to skip a meal so there is no waste of food
  • Any activity that is not related to the course is not permitted
  • Do not be late for class, the door of the yoga hall would be closed and you will no longer be allowed to enter
  • Smoking and consumption of any drugs, alcohol, and meat are strictly prohibited during the training 

Daily schedule
The program follows a tight schedule where almost each of the seven to eight training hours in the day is assigned to some aspect of yoga. You could find the training intensive but enlightening. Depending on the yoga school, the mornings can begin as early as 6:00 a.m. with meditation followed by some yoga postures and maybe some classes or lectures in therapy or anatomy.

  • 06:30 - 07:30 Wake up and self-practice therapeutic kriya, pranayama, mudra, meditation
  • 07:30 - 10:00 Mantra chanting, the practice of yoga asana
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Lunch break (yogic meal)
  • 11:00 - 13:30 Free time for self-study, non-contact hours 
  • 13:30 - 14:00 Herbal tea
  • 14:30 - 16:00 Theory on the science of yoga and Ayurveda therapy
  • 17:00 - 19:00 Practicum: therapeutic learn how to treat yourself and another person through yoga and Ayurveda
  • 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner break (yogic meal)
  • 20:30 - 21:30 Therapeutic meditation, mantra chanting, or spiritual movie show 
  • 22:00 - 00:00 Lights off

Excursions
Excursions and sightseeing tours are included in the retreat package. 

Optional activities
  • Bungee jumping
  • Cycling
  • Flying fox
  • Kayaking 
  • Motorcycle tours
  • Rafting
  • Sightseeing
  • Trekking
  • Tubing

Instructor

Dr Jitendra Das
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Dr Jitendra Das has studied and practised yoga, Ayurveda, and Vedic scripture at school and university, as well as with senior Indian masters. He studied yoga, Ayurveda, Sanskrit, Veda, and related subjects in Haridwar. He teaches and practices yoga asana, pranayama, bandha, mantra, mudra, meditation, cleansing kriyas, Ayurveda, and Vedic chanting at Rishikesh, and gives conferences, workshops, and seminars worldwide.

Cancellation policy

Cancellation

Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a 70% refund

Changes

You may not change your dates after booking

Covid

No refund if you test positive for Covid
Full refund if you cannot travel due to Covid restrictions
Full refund if the retreat does not take place due to Covid restrictions
1st August to 14th August 2022
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