22-Day 200 Hours Hatha and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India
Sankhya and yoga philosophies
Certification to register with Yoga Alliance
Daily guided exercises of breathing and pranayama practices
Excursion to nearby holy temples and shrines
Instructions to teach and guide others
Daily yoga asanas, relaxation, and yoga-nidra techniques
Healthy nutritious vegetarian breakfast, lunch, and dinner
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 200-hour registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance. Feel the change within you and your yoga-teaching technique.
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 kilometres from the centre. The yoga school is located in the heart of the sacred township of Rishikesh, a city situated 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.
The accommodation is facilitated with a Wi-Fi connection and with air-conditioning available (on request only). However, please note that Yoga Vidya Mandiram School provides 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: a single private room and a twin shared room. The rooms are equipped with double beds, and a 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.
During this yoga training, you will be served daily three delicious and healthy vegetarian meals; breakfast, lunch and dinner. Filtered water and masala tea are also available. The menu is creative and balanced with proteins so you feel full and satisfied. If you are planning to have a fast on any day or to eat outside, please inform Yoga Vidya Mandiram for avoiding food waste.
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate them to the organiser when making a reservation
Students who complete their subsequent training 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 a 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 the human body, basic principles of Ayurveda, asana alignment practicum classes, yoga teaching practice, and teaching methodology.
Asana (Hatha Yoga & Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga)
- Meditative steps of performing the hatha yoga; centring, entering, refining, holding, coming out, and reflection
- Ashtanga Vinyasa - Primary Series 1
- Surya namaskar (sun salutations) - dynamic surya namaskar, surya namaskar with breathing 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
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
- 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
- What is meditation?
- Meditation in daily life
- Sitting positions for meditation
- Two to five minutes of 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)
- General introduction: six schools 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
- Lifestyle and yoga ethics
- The basic principle of Ayurveda
- Basic doshas
- Balance of the mind and Ayurvedic diet
- Om mantra
- Morning mantra
- Guru mantra
- Meal mantra
- Gayatri mantra and more
- Suryanamaskar mantras - 12 names of sun
Teaching methodology and homework
- Lesson plan
- Practice teaching
- Group discussion
- Question and answer
- 05:00 Wake Up!
- 06:00 - 06:15 Mantra Chanting
- 06:15 - 07:00 Shat-kriyas & Pranayama
- 07:00 - 08:30 Asana Session 1 - Hatha Yoga (Classical)
- 08:30 - 10:00 Breakfast
- 10:00 - 11:15 Yoga Philosophy
- 11:15 - 12:30 Yoga anatomy & physiology workshops
- 13:00 - 14:30 Lunch
- 14:30 - 15:45 Self-Study / Self-Practice / Free-Time
- 16:00 - 16:15 Tea break
- 16:15 - 18:00 Asana Session 2 - Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga
- 18:00 - 19:00 Relaxation & Meditation
- 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner
- 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.
During this yoga teacher training, you will be visiting nearby holy shrines.
- River Rafting
- Visit nearby temples and shrines
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, and Shat Kriyas. He participated in many national-level yoga championships 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.
Acharya Chandramani was born in a traditional spiritual family. When he was 8 years old, 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. He 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.
Dr. Sumit is an 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 a diploma in Sports Medicine from West Bengal. He is also a certified Pilate trainer from the Indian Academy of Fitness Training Mangalore. His simple and contemporary style of delivering deep and practical knowledge of anatomy and physiology endears him to his students. He has taught a few hundred students from more than 35 countries and he mainly focuses on the therapeutic aspects of yoga.
Subhash Petwal is an asana yoga instructor who is experienced teaching internationally and locally in the styles of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga and Hatha yoga. He has undergone his training in Mysore and Kaivalyadhama Lonavala and has been undergoing continuous practices for several extended years at Kishore Yoga Kendra Bangalore. Subhash is passionate about sharing his knowledge of Hatha and Ashtanga yoga and takes great care in layout a strong foundation for his students to further their practices.
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