28-Day Hatha Yoga and Yoga Therapy Teacher Training Retreat in India

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Suitable for advanced practitioners
Intensive yoga practices
Yoga therapy and Ayurveda course
300-hour certified yoga training course and syllabus
Excursions and sightseeing
Advanced meditation techniques
Certificate of completion to register with Yoga Alliance
Daily 2 yogic vegetarian meals and herbal tea
This 300-hour residential yoga teacher training course is registered with Yoga Alliance in both the USA and Canada. In this course, you will focus on the traditional teachings of Ancient Hatha Yoga - Patanjali Yoga. You will expand your knowledge and experience from your 200-hour yoga teacher training in all areas of yogic practices such as asana, pranayama, meditation, bandhas, kriyas, mudras as well as theory of yogic philosophy, anatomy, and the art of teaching. 

Accommodation

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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

This 300-hour advanced yoga teacher training is registered with Yoga Alliance in both the USA and Canada and based on the traditional teachings of Ancient Hatha yoga - Patanjali Yoga organized by Patanjali International Yoga Foundation (PIYF) Rishikesh, India - RYS 200, 300, 500 hour.

The curriculum of PIYF 300-hour advanced yoga teacher training course fully covers the international standards of Yoga Alliance USA and Canada. 

The objective of the advanced yoga teacher training is to deepen and expand the knowledge and yogic practices from the previous 200-hour yoga teacher training. This 300-hour yoga teacher training course also includes teachings on Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda. All classes are taught by Dr. Jitendra Das and his assistant yoga teachers

This 300-hour yoga teacher training program follows a very tight schedule, with almost eight to ten training hours a day assigned to some aspect of yoga, including contact and non-contact hours. You will find the training intensive but enlightening.

Daily schedule
  • 06:00 Wake up, self-practice
  • 06:30 - 07:30 Mantra, kriya, pranayama, meditation
  • 07:30 - 10:00 Morning yoga practice - asana, and relaxation
  • 10:30 - 11:00 Lunch break (yogic meal)
  • 11:00 - 13:30 Non-contact hours, self-study
  • 13:00 - 13:30 Herbal tea
  • 13:30 - 14:30 Theory class: yoga therapy and Ayurveda
  • 14:30 - 16:00 Theory class: philosophy, anatomy, and the art of teaching
  • 17:00 - 19:00 Evening yoga practice - asana, adjustments, and Astanga Vinyasa
  • 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner break (yogic meal)
  • 20:30 - 21:30 Meditation, Kirtan
  • 22:00 Lights off

Training syllabus
The Yoga Alliance USA and the Canadian Yoga Alliance Canada have set widely-accepted international standards for yoga teacher training programs which include 100, 200, and 300 hours across five areas of teaching.

Patanjali International Yoga Foundation (PIYF) Rishikesh, India explores these teaching areas in 300-hour yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, India at the bank of the holy Ganga river in the lap of Himalayas. PIYF includes yoga therapy and Ayurveda into a 300-hour yoga teacher training course.

1. Yoga techniques

Advanced asana, pranayama, bandha, kriya, mantra, mudra, and dhyana (meditation) techniques will be taught during the advanced teacher training. Also, trainees will learn about the benefits, checkpoints, and contraindications, as well as how to teach, assist, adjust, and correct others.

  • Asana: learn more than 67 advanced asanas (postures) including their different levels and variations, from intermediate to advanced levels. In each asana, you will learn proper adjustments, alignments, techniques, corrections, contra-indications, physical and psychic awareness, and benefits.
  • Bandha: learn the advanced practice of three bandhas - energy locks in the body - Mula bandha, Jalandhara bandha, Udiyana bandha, and Maha bandha.
  • Pranayama: Learn 10 advanced techniques of pranayama- Anuloma-Viloma, Nadishodhana, Ujjai, Bhramari, Shitali, Sitkari, Bhastrika, Kapalbhati, Suryabhedi, and Chandrabhedi, with emphasis on technique, duration, ratio, physical and psychic awareness, contraindications, and benefits.
  • Kriya : learn and practise advanced techniques of Shatkriya (six body cleansing methods): Dhauti, Basti, Neti, Nauli, Tratak, and Kapalbhati, with emphasis on technique, duration, ratio, physical and psychic awareness, contraindications and benefits.
  • Mudras: learn and practice 16 advanced mudras (gestures) from Hatha yoga textbooks according to Shatchakra and energy channels: Chin, Jnan, Pankaj, Shankh, Shivaling, Manduki, Mahamudra, Mahabandh, Mahabhed, Tadagi, Shanmukhi, Kaki, Vipritkarni, Pashini, Shambhvi, and Nasikagra mudra
  • Meditation: yoga trainee students will learn and be guided into practice advanced meditation techniques in accordance with each chakra, plus five additional practices of different meditations with emphasis on background, techniques, and benefits.
  • Mantra: Learn to chant and present main vedic mantras and how to use them to purify and balance the chakras.
  • Surya and Chandra Namaskar: yoga trainee students will learn and be guided into practise of advanced practice of sun and moon salutation to balance body, mind, and energy channels.

2. Advanced philosophy, lifestyle, and ethics

The instructors will explain and discuss the history and philosophy of yoga. The trainee will learn from 1-2 chapters of Yoga Sutra of Patanjali: definition of yoga, Panch vritis (five mental modifications), Abhayas and Vairagya, practice to highest energy (God), helpful element, Kriya yoga, panch avidya (five illusions), and the eight original limbs: Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahar, Dharna, Dhyana and Samadhi from Yoga Sutra of Patanjali. As well as a study of major verses from Gherand Samhita from the first chapter to the seventh chapter.

3. Teaching methodology

Learn how to demonstrate and adjust advanced asanas, observe the class and assist other students. As well as the instructors teach to the trainees advanced lesson planning, injury prevention how to avoid injury from advanced asana, how to use hand for advanced yoga asana adjusting, how to do advanced alignment principles in yoga poses, and educational techniques to teach principles of advanced yoga, practicum in teaching yoga, what to talk and not to talk during advanced yoga practice, understanding, correcting, assisting, encouraging, and caring for advanced yoga practice.

4. Anatomy and physiology

The trainee will learn advanced both physical and subtle anatomy. You will get complete information about three nadis - Ida, Pingla, and Shusmana, Kundalini and Shat chakras (six energy channels): Mulladhar, Swadhisthana, Manipur, Anahata, Vishuddhi,Ajna and Sahashrar chakra, Triguna (three qualities), Panchkosha (the five layers of body), panchprana (the five vital energy).

5. Practicum

Learn how to teach advanced yoga techniques and how to manage the structure of advanced yoga practice and advanced lessons.

Class structure and planning: yoga trainees will learn how to create an advanced effective and intelligent structure and build your advanced class during the training.

Assisting and alignment: yoga trainee students will learn how to make hands-on advanced adjustments for every pose study and you will practice with a partner yoga student.

The practice of teaching: yoga teacher trainees will learn to practise teaching poses one by one as they learn them. We would slowly and intelligently build up to teaching advanced sun and moon salutations and keep adding a little more material until you have built a full class and will feel comfortable teaching it. Throughout this process you are given a lot of support, feedback, and encouragement, to give you the tools to become a great teacher. 

300-hour yoga teacher training: yoga therapy and Ayurveda
  • Patanjali International Yoga Foundation includes and introduces Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda in 300-hour yoga teacher training topics such as:
  • Ayurvedic Three Doshas: Human body is a divine creation that consists of five elements of the nature of earth, water, fire, air, 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 how to recognize them, but also how to design the practice, the diet, and the wholesome living according to these 3-Doshas.
  • 1. Vata Dosha: the air constitution
  • Characteristics (physical, psychological, and behavioural diagnosis), signs of imbalance, signs of balance, correct yoga practice balancing, Ayurvedic herbs
  • 2. Pitta Dosha: the fire constitution
  • Characteristics (physical, psychological, and behavioural diagnosis), signs of imbalance, signs of balance, correct yoga practice balancing, Ayurvedic herbs
  • 3. Kapha Dosha: the water constitution
  • Characteristics (physical, psychological, and behavioural diagnosis), signs of imbalance, signs of balance, correct yoga practice balancing, Ayurvedic herbs
  • 4. Common diseases
Learn about more than 20 common diseases and their treatment through correct diet, Ayurvedic herbs, correct yoga practice

6. Sankaprachalana

  • Deep digestive system cleansing technique with particular yoga asanas (Tiryak tadasana, Katichakraasana, Tiryak bhujangasana and Udarakarsasana) and Ayurvedic treatment.

7. Food according to Sat Chakra and Pancha Pranas

Learn about the seven energy meridians and five vital energy in our body.

8. Food and seven Tissues (Dhatus)

Proper understanding of tissues helps the practitioner to predict the symptoms and provide the best yogic treatment. Learn about the relationships of seven tissues in our body.

9. Meditation brain therapy

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

Code of conduct
  • Discipline is an integral part of the training program and the course routine must be strictly followed.
  • Disrespect of rules and regulations may result in course termination, without any refund.
  • The restricted dress code for all classes is white yoga trousers, t-shirt, socks, jacket, jumper, and shawl.
  • Absenting from the scheduled program without prior permission from the teacher will be considered 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.
  • Animals and children under 12 years are not allowed in the ashram.

Graduation and certification
As a graduate of this 300-hour yoga teacher training, you can choose to register either with Yoga Alliance USA or Yoga Alliance Canada, which will give you an opportunity to teach worldwide as you become RYT-500

Course prerequisites and requirements
This yoga teacher training course is an intensive journey of personal and professional self-development, therefore there are necessary course prerequisites, that we believe will help to create better teaching-learning relationships and an equal group of students. All applicants for 300-hour advanced yoga teacher training must have previously completed their 200-hour yoga teacher training in any Yoga Alliance registered school.

Note:
Patanjali International Yoga Foundation will send the specific prerequisites and study materials after the course registration.

Excursions
Included in your program package are excursions and sightseeing tours.

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

Instructors

Dr Jitendra Das
Dr
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.
Tatiana Morozova Morozova
Tatiana
Tatiana Morozova is an experienced teacher of Patanjali International Yoga Foundation with over 15 years of practice and deep knowledge of teaching. Tatiana follows the ancient Hatha yoga style, both in her teaching and also in her practice. Currently, she is the representative of Patanjali International Yoga Foundation in Russia and the leading teacher in Patanjali International Yoga Foundation Ashram in Rishikesh.

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
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