27-Day Ashtanga Vinyasa and Vinyasa Flow Yoga Teacher Training Retreat in Rishikesh

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Suitable for beginner, advanced, and intermediate practitioners
Certified yoga instructor certification
Sunday excursions to refresh your body, mind, and soul
3 organic, vegan and, yogic meals a day
Lifetime access to daily yoga classes at the school
Extensive manuals for anatomy, practice, and theory
Breathe fully. Embrace life. Connect within. Open your heart. Welcome to Rishikesh Yog Nirvana! Participating in Rishikesh Yog Nirvana's 200-hour Vinyasa flow yoga teacher training program, one that meets the standards of Yoga Alliance can be the first step in a life-changing journey of health and wellness. In this program, you will get the best of the best teachers for this unique certification training with a bonus of an extra lecture on women cycle and personality development. Your wonderful future as a professional and knowledgable yoga teacher begins here!

Accommodation

Caters for vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and raw diets
Kitchen
Currency exchange
Free Wi-Fi
Yoga studio
Free parking
Medical assistance
Rishikesh Yog Nirvana School is located in Rishikesh, it is situated in the lap of nature in the holy town Rishikesh where people find peace of mind. Being the world capital of Yoga Rishikesh, it leads you on the way to a happy and stress-free life. The flow of the holy Ganges has a great impact on one’s mind, body, and soul as its water continues to flow it takes away the negativity from one’s life.

With all of these extremely beautiful surroundings, they teach one of the best and most ancient subjects of life: Yoga. In the school, they have blended the ancient knowledge of yoga with the modern dynamic teaching techniques which makes the whole course interesting and easy to understand. Rishikesh Yog Nirvana prepares the students in a way that makes them highly qualified teachers for the future.

The venue
During your yoga teacher training course, you will be staying at Rishikesh Yog Nirvana in Hotel Hariyali View, Rishikesh, India. The school is situated in the heart of Rishikesh. The ashram is peaceful and surrounded by beautiful green mountains. In the ashram, there is a yoga studio, dining area, and a rooftop. Everything is close to the ashram such as shops, cafes, restaurants, ATMs, and organic stores.

The yoga ashram has both private and shared rooms. Every room has an attached bathroom with a western toilet and hot shower, and a balcony with a nice view. You will get bed sheets, pillows, bath towels, toilet paper, and a blanket. Good Wi-Fi is included on the whole campus. A laundry service is also available.

Ashrams usually represent a return to a simpler way of living, which is very different to a hotel. Generally, there is a more communal atmosphere and often an expectation that guests will pitch in with whatever needs doing.

Food
You will be served 3 yogic and nutritious meals daily. The school prepares healthy and yummy food, as well as shares ideas while cooking in a cosy environment. They have lots of good stuff such as fresh vegetables, salads, fresh fruits, juices, and so much more.

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

The aim of this training is to spare authentic traditional yoga and dynamic yoga worldwide. Rishikesh Yog Nirvana is a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance and you will become eligible to register with Yoga Alliance after the course completion. 200-hour yoga teacher training is a traditional yoga training program and this is a wide-ranging course recognized to work with many sides involved in the study of yoga. Courses are complete and all-inclusive, requiring no additional hours or effort post-training to be completed in your own time. 

Who can apply for the 200-hour yoga TTC?
Age and experience does not matter here! Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced level practitioner, you can be a part of these yoga courses in Rishikesh. This 200-hour yoga teacher training in Rishikesh enables you to build a strong foundation for your teaching and personal practice. As long as you are a true yoga enthusiast, you can apply for these courses.

200-hour yoga teacher training course curriculum
  • 6 types of Satkarma (body cleansing) for awakening the chakras
  • 6 types of pranayama with specific angles related to chakras
  • Anatomy - physiology of yoga poses, meditation, pranayama and body cleansing related to chakras
  • Story of postures with their Sanskrit names
  • 6 types of meditation techniques
  • Mantra chanting with musical instruments 
  • Study of yoga asanas with alignment, variations, modifications, adjustments with details about chakras
  • Vedic tradition of yoga and its diets

Daily schedule
  • 05:30 - 06:00 Herbal tea
  • 06:00 - 07:00 Shatkarma / yogic cleansing, pranayama, and chanting
  • 07:00 - 08:30 Vinyasa / Ashtanga
  • 08:30 - 09:30 Breakfast
  • 09:30 - 10:30 Yoga anatomy
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Yoga philosophy
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
  • 15:00 - 16:00 Body alignment and adjustment
  • 16:00 - 17:30 Advanced Vinyasa / Hatha yoga class
  • 17:30 - 18:30 Yoga asana practice including teaching practicums
  • 18:30 - 19:00 Meditation
  • 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner time
  • 22:00 Lights off

Course syllabus
Vinyasa flow (postures)
  • On your feet yoga asanas 
  • Seated Vinyasa sequences 
  • Seated posterior stretch sequences 
  • On one leg yoga asanas 
  • The supine sequence 
  • The bow pose sequence
  • The triangle pose sequence 
  • The inverted posture sequence 
  • Meditative pose sequence 
  • Viseha Vinyasa karma 

Pranayama (breathing practices)
  • Introduction of pranayama
  • Benefits of pranayama
  • General guidelines
  • Clavicular
  • Thorocic and diaphragmatic breathing (yogic breathing)
  • Ujjayi
  • Bhastrika
  • Kapalbhati
  • Nadi - Sodhana
  • Bhramari
  • Surya - Bhedi and Chandra - Bhedi Sheetali and Sheetkari

Sitting postures for pranayama sadhana
  • Easy pose
  • Half-lotus
  • Swastikasana
  • Siddha yoni asana

Recitation of sacred sound (mantra chanting) 
  • Om Asato Maa Sadgamaya (mantra from Upanishad)
  • Tvameva mata ca pita Tvameva (Sloka on gods)
  • Om Tryambakam Yajamahe (mantra on lord Shiva)
  • Om sahana vavatu (mantra from Upanishad)
  • Guru Brahma Guru Vishnu Gurudevo maheshwara (guru stotram)
  • Yogena Cittasya (Sloka on sage Patanjali)
  • Hare rama, Hare Krishna (Maha mantra)

Mudras (yoga gestures) 
  • Jnana mudra
  • Chin mudra
  • Yoni mudra
  • Bhairava mudra
  • Shambhavi mudra
  • Nasikagra
  • Khechari

Yoga bandhas (energy lock) 
  • Preparation
  • Uddiyana
  • Jalandhar
  • Mula and Maha Bandha
  • Teaching
  • Doubts

Yoga cleansing (shatkarma)
  • Rubber-neti
  • Jalaneti
  • Kapalbhati - cleansing the lungs

Yoga Nidra (psychic sleep) 
  • Tension relaxation
  • Full body relaxation

Yoga philosophy (yoga Darshana) 
  • Introduction to yoga, its philosophy, and evolution
  • Introduction to yoga sutras of Patanjali
  • Definition of yoga
  • 4 aspects of the mind and its functions
  • The daily schedule of a yoga student
  • Principles of 5 basic elements and 10 senses
  • Yama, Niyama (4 days)
  • Asana, pranayama, and Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyan, Samadhi (2 days)
  • Pancha - Vayus
  • Panchakoshas
  • Sattva, Rajas, and Tamas (Triguna)
  • Introduction to chakras and their functions
  • Three doshas
  • 4 padas of yoga sutras
  • Lives of yogis (inspiring stories)
  • Diet and nutrition for a yogi
  • Question and answers

Anatomy and physiology 
  • Digestive system
  • Respiratory system
  • Circulatory system
  • Nervous system
  • Endocrine system
  • Organs bodily systems
  • Nadis
  • Chakras
  • Muscular system
  • Skeletal system
  • Muscle functions according to joint movements
  • Breathing
  • Inversions
  • Svasana

Teaching methodology 
  • Positive and conscious communication, friendship, and trust
  • Time management
  • Qualities of a teacher
  • Principles of demonstrating, observation, assisting, correcting
  • Use of voice in class
  • Mental and emotional preparation for teaching
  • Class preparation
  • Step by step class structure planning

Pre-requisites
  • All body types and physical abilities accepted
  • Willingness to participate in group study 
  • Ability to give and receive feedback skillfully
  • Read, speak, and comprehend English because right now yoga classes are in English only
  • Dedication toward the yoga

Excursions
During this course, you will enjoy the following excursions every Sunday:

  • Famous Parthmarth Niketan Aarti
  • Meditation session infamous Vasisth Cave
  • Waterfall trekking
  • Sunrise Himalayan tour
  • Local city tour

Optional activities
In Rishikesh, you can do a lot of adventure things. Kindly note that the following activities are not included in the package but the school can assist you.

  • Local villages visit
  • Shopping at the markets
  • Walking trails
  • Bungy jumping
  • Giant swing
  • Flying fox
  • Kayaking
  • Camping
  • Paragliding
  • Rock climbing

Instructors

Sajan Negi
Sajan
A calm and composed soul living his life in a yogic way. Having a master's degree in yoga, he chose meditation and Yoga philosophy because he always wanted to be a calm and composed person. He has a good strong texture of voice, which certainly makes the environment holy when he chants the mantras. He believes as we all are running behind the materialistic world, we are getting more and more stressed and depressed and we need to change this. He teaches some beautiful meditation techniques that help people to let go of all the negativity they are carrying inside.
Yogi Deepraj Bhandari
Yogi
Yogi Deepraj is one of the best Hatha yoga teachers in Rishikesh. He has been teaching hatha yoga for the last four years. Born and raised up in the holy city of Rishikesh, he is carrying yoga in his lifestyle. Yogi Deepraj has been invited for so many workshops overseas because of his great level of knowledge in hatha yoga. He is a very humble and helpful teacher who is always looking to make a comfortable atmosphere in his classes. He has also done his masters in yoga.
Yogini Priyanka
Yogini
Yogini Priyanka is the youngest teacher at the school. She is a great example of women's empowerment. Leading Ashtanga classes for the last 3 years, she surprises everyone with her young age and great skills. She is one of the most favorite teachers we have here in Rishikesh yog nirvana. As a hard-working person, she continuously grew herself in the yogic path and helped her students by motivating them throughout the entire month. She is practicing Ashtanga from a very early age and now she has got a great level of knowledge over her subject that makes it very easy for students to learn.
Yogi Manish
Yogi
Another talented and enthusiastic teacher in the school. He is even called the master of body alignment and Ashtanga Vinyasa. According to students who have studied under him, he has a great knowledge of body alignment and postures he knows very well how to modify postures according to the level of students. He is teaching for the last 3 to 4 years, he has gained a lot of knowledge about Ashtanga, students can feel this while attending his classes. He knows everything about the correct movement of the body while performing Asanas. He is very popular among the schools in Rishikesh.
Yogi Yogesh
Yogi
As the name suggests, he has implemented the way and path of Yoga in his own life. Being an anatomy teacher, he is full of knowledge and experience. His way of explaining his lectures is truly amazing. Because Anatomy is one of the most important factors in order to know everything about one’s bodywork, we have this (Yogi) powerhouse of knowledge with us. He almost teaches the whole day in various schools, he is also a professional gym trainer as well. He explains the working of each and every body part in detail.

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