7-Day 50 Hours Hatha and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India

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Suitable for beginner practitioners
Great for groups and solo travellers
Daily intensive yoga practice
Learning techniques to advance asanas
Excursion to Kunjapuri temple
Learning to teach and guide others
Certification of completion
Three daily vegetarian meals
Give yourself the opportunities to learn and have a magical life-changing experience of yoga, with this 50-hour yoga teacher training program in Rishikesh, India. This training mainly consists of the traditional Hatha and Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga styles. After this, you will be ready for the 200-hour yoga teacher training program. Feel the change within you and your yoga-teaching technique.

Accommodation

Mountain and Nature setting
Caters for vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and lactose-free diets
Smoke-free property
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
Yoga studio
Library
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 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 venue
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 double shared room. The rooms are equipped with double beds, air-conditioning, 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.

Food
During this yoga training, you will be served daily three delicious and healthy vegetarian meals; breakfast, lunch and dinner. Filtered water, herbal tea, and snacks 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, 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 
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Program

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 50-hour yoga training program from Yoga Vidya Mandiram School. This 50-hour yoga teacher training will be held by experienced reputed meditation guides and a team of accomplished yoga teachers. The teachers and guides include 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 you to apply for the 200-hour yoga teacher training program. 

In addition, this 50-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), the science of breath (pranayama), meditation (Dhyana), yogic sleep (Yoga Nidra), history and philosophy of yoga (yoga Darshana), yogic anatomy and physiology of the human body, and basic principles of Ayurveda. 

Course curriculum 

Hatha Yoga (classical postures) 
  • Meditative steps of performing the hatha yoga; centring, entering, refining, holding, coming out, and reflection 
  • Introduction to Ashtanga Vinyasa flow - series 1 
  • Surya namaskar (sun salutations) - dynamic surya namaskar, surya namaskar with breathe awareness, surya namaskar with mantra chanting -Pranayama (the science of breath) 
  • Science of breath 
  • Sitting postures for pranayama practice 
  • How to establish diaphragmatic breathing before pranayama practice 
  • Types of pranayama - nadi shodhana pranayama, kapalabhati, bhastrika, brahmari, and anuloma viloma 

Practice relaxation and yoga Nidra 
  • Relaxation in daily life 
  • Tension and relaxation 
  • Systematic relaxation 

Meditation 
  • What is meditation? 
  • Meditation in daily life 
  • Sitting positions for meditation 
  • 2-5 minutes meditations 
  • So-ham mediation 

Anatomy and physiology 
  • Introduction to anatomy and physiology 
  • Effect of yoga posture on muscles and systems 
  • Digestive System 
  • Respiratory System 

Yoga philosophy 
  • General introduction: six schools of Indian philosophy 
  • Samkhya and yoga 
  • Intro of pattanjali yoga sutras 
  • Lifestyle and yoga ethics 

Ayurveda 
  • The basic principle of Ayurveda 
  • Basic doshas 

Mantra chanting 
  • Om mantra 
  • Morning mantra 
  • Guru mantra 
  • Meal mantra 
  • Gayatri mantra and more 
  • Suryanamaskar mantras - 12 names of sun 

Satkriya (cleaning) 
  • Jala-neti 

Typical daily schedule 
  • 06:15 - 06:30 Mantra Chanting 
  • 06:30 - 07:30 Shat Kriya & Pranayama Practices 
  • 07:30 - 09:00 Hatha Yoga Session 
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast 
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Yoga Philosophy 
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Yoga Anatomy & Physiology 
  • 12:00 - 12:30 Karma Yoga (Seva) 
  • 12.30 - 14.30 Lunch 
  • 14.30 - 16.00 Self-Study / Self-Practice 
  • 16:00 - 16.15 Tea break 
  • 16:15 - 18:00 Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Session 
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Meditation & Relaxation 
  • 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner 
  • 20:00 - 21:00 Self-study 
The schedule is subject to slight changes without prior notice. 

Please note that on the first day, the course will start with an opening fire ceremony at 10.30 a.m. Yoga Vidya Mandiram advises that you arrive at least 1-2 hours early to settle into your room and take your time before the course starts. However, if your journey will be a long one, you may plan to arrive a day early to give yourself time to recover from your journey. 

Excursions
You will have the opportunity to explore the surroundings and visit the nearby holy shrines. 

Optional activities
  • Shopping
  • Surfing
  • Visit nearby temples and shrines

Instructors

Sandeep Pandey
Sandeep
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.
Archarya Chandramani
Archarya
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 Sharma
Dr.
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
Subhash
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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