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100 Hour Traditional Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India

Adi Yogpeeth, 58, Tapovan, Laxman Jhula, Rishikesh, India

Yoga Teacher Training in India

This 100 Hour Yoga Teacher Training course offers a basic knowledge of yoga teacher training, theoretically and practically. It offers a hands-on training program that includes all the important elements of yoga. It is for anyone who has the desire for self-knowledge and deepening of the Raja yoga and yogic techniques. Whether you are a regular yoga practitioner or not, the teacher training course will provide you with a basic fundamental knowledge of yoga. Students will develop the skills to improve their own personal practice.

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Highlights

  • Yoga materials
  • Certified yoga teachers
  • 1 Himalayas sightseeing trip
  • 1 free relaxing Ayurvedic massage
  • Free taxi pick-up from Dehradun Airport (DED)
  • Daily nutritious vegetarian meals and tea
  • 10 nights comfortable accommodation
  • Weekend excursions

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Yoga styles


10 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 15
Airport transfer included: Jolly Grant Airport
Airport transfer available:
Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$65 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
12:00
Check-out Time:
12:00

Facilities

  • Café
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Lounge
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
  • Terrace
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio
  • ATM / banking
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Laptop rental
  • Laundry
  • Meeting room
  • Parking lot
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet

Adi Yogpeeth's surroundings and accommodations are some of the best and cleanest spaces in the whole Rishikesh. Whether you are on a vacation or on a yoga course, amenities make life a little easier when you're away from home. For different types of travel, there are amenities that are more important than others.

They provide two types of accommodations, private and twin shared rooms, and students can choose according to their preferences. In the room, clean bed sheets, blankets, and pillows will be provided. Every room has air conditioner and an attached bathroom with cold and hot water 24 hours. The complete school campus has unlimited high bandwidth Wi-Fi service. The school is surrounded by the serene green mountains which heal the inner soul and river Ganga flows at a walking distance.

Program

Many yogic tools heal your body and mind, but without a systematic knowledge and understanding you are not sure how to help yourself and others. Adi Yogpeeth is a registered yoga school with Yoga Alliance USA and offers a 100 hours traditional Hatha, Ashtanga yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, India. This course is convenient for the students who are willing to complete a 200-hour teacher training course in two semesters.

Taught by yoga teachers with years of experience in the field, this two-week yoga program gives insight into traditional yoga practices such as asana (yogic postures), pranayama (breathing techniques), mudras, and bandhas (energy locks), meditation, and other important aspects of the practice of yoga, like yogic philosophy, history of yoga, adjustment and alignment workshops, yoga Nidra, anatomy of Hatha yoga, or principles of Ayurveda (traditional Indian medicine).

Why choose Adi Yogpeeth for this 100 hours yoga teacher training program

With its rich history of teaching and training people in yoga while guiding them to excel in this ancient wisdom, Adi Yogpeeth has earned the reputation of being one of the best yoga schools in Rishikesh. Reckoned with prestigious training institutes under highest certified bodies, Adi Yogpeeth is among those very few institutions which offer you pure Hatha, Ashtanga, and Vinyasa yoga directly transcended from Patanjali Yoga Sutra.

Their gracious ambiance with a complete sattvic atmosphere offers you a different feel when you join this residential program at their yoga school. With focused peer-group and vividly spectacular teaching methodologies, you are assured of receiving the best teachings from eminent masters and yoga trainers of the yoga school.

Along with the structured curriculum, they also offer you diverse outlooks on yoga, its practices, and its procedures, along with its effects when you stay with them for your 100 hours yoga teacher training program in Rishikesh, India.

Course overview

Recitation of sacred sound (mantra chanting):

The purpose of mantra chanting in yoga is to generate vibrations and connect with the universe. Each mantra is special and rich with spiritual energy.

  • Om Asato Maa Sadgamaya (mantra from Upanishad)
  • Tvameva Mata Ca Pita Tvameva (Sloka on gods)
  • Om Tryambakam Yajamahe (mantra on Lord Shiva)
  • Guru Brahma Guru Vishnu Gurudevo Maheshwara (Guru Stotram)
  • Yogena Cittasya (Sloka on sage Patanjali)

Yoga postures (asana):

Students will gain extensive knowledge on yoga postures and will increase their strength, flexibility, and discipline at Adi Yogpeeth Rishikesh, India.

Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga course syllabus:

  • Surya Namaskar A
  • Surya Namaskar B

Asanas for beginners

  • Padangusthasana
  • Padahasthasana
  • Utthita Trikonasana
  • Parivrtta Trikonasana
  • Utthita Parsvakonasana
  • Parivrtta Parsvakonasana
  • Prasarita Padottanasana A, B, C, and D
  • Parsvottanasana
  • Eka Pada Padangusthasana A, B, C, and D
  • Ardha Baddha Padmottanasana
  • Utkatasana
  • Virabhadrasana A and B
  • Dandasana
  • Paschimottanasana A, B, C, and D
  • Purvattanasana
  • Ardha Baddha Padma Uttanasana
  • Triang Mukaikapada Pashimottanasana
  • Janu Sirsasana A, B, and C
  • Marichyasana A, B, C, and D
  • Navasana

Hatha yoga course syllabus:

The word Haṭha literally means "force" and thus alludes to a system of physical techniques. In India, Hatha yoga is associated with popular tradition.

  • Alignment, assist, and adjustment
  • Surya namaskar (sun salutation)
  • Chandra namaskar (moon salutation)
  • Bharadvajasana
  • Lolasana - swinging pose
  • Kukkutasana - rooster pose
  • Sarpasana - snake pose
  • Shalabhasana - locust pose
  • Dhanurasana - bow pose
  • Paschimottanasana - seated forward bend
  • Janu sirshasana - head to knee pose
  • Parivirta janu sirshasana - revolving head to knee pose
  • Sarvangasana - shoulder stand
  • Padam sarvangasana - shoulder stand lotus pose
  • Sirshasana - headstand
  • Natarajasana - Lord Shiva’s pose
  • Utthita hasta padangusthasana
  • Naukasana - boat pose

Pranayama (breathing practices):

Pranayama is an ancient yogic breathing technique that is used as preparation for meditation and is a vital aspect of practicing yoga. It improves the respiratory system and purifies the body and mind.

  • Introduction of pranayama, benefits of pranayama, general guidelines
  • Clavicular, thoracic, and diaphragmatic breathing (yogic breathing)
  • Ujjayi
  • Bhastrika
  • Kapalbhati

Sitting postures for pranayama sadhana:

  • Easy pose
  • Half-lotus
  • Swastikasana
  • Siddha Yoni asana
  • Nadi - Sodhana
  • Bhramari
  • Surya - Bhedi and Chandra - Bhedi
  • Sheetali and Sheetkari

Mudra (yoga gestures):

The practice of mudra hand gestures is an ancient facet of yoga. Performing gestures affects the energy flow of the body and can change a person's spiritual and mental characteristics.

  • Introduction of mudras
  • Jnana and chin mudra
  • Yoni mudra
  • Bhairava mudra

Bandhas (energy lock):

The practice of bandhas expands the lung capacity and breathing capabilities during yoga. It also strengthens the entire body from the inside out.

  • Introduction to bandha
  • Jalandhara bandha
  • Moola bandha

Meditation (dhyana)

Meditation is a systematic practice that promotes physical, mental, and emotional tranquility with the purpose of reaching Samadhi (self-realization).

  • Breathing awareness meditation
  • Trataka
  • Dynamic meditation
  • Tips for developing concentration
  • Silence meditation

Yoga Nidra (psychic sleep)

When a yoga practitioner moves through the various internal states of yoga Nidra, a profound experience of relaxation occurs. This is called "Turiya", a sensation of pure bliss.

  • Basic relaxation
  • Tension relaxation
  • Full body relaxation

Yoga cleansing (shatkarma)

Yogic cleansing exercises are important to learn how to incorporate your breath and meditate properly during the physical aspects of yoga. It also removes the blockages in the energy channels.

  • Jalaneti Satkarma (nasal cleansing with salty water)
  • Rubber neti (nasal cleansing with a rubber string)
  • Agnisar Kriya

Anatomy and physiology (Sharir Vijnan):

Proper understanding of the physical body will help to prevent injury before, during, and after practice. There are two kinds of yoga anatomy: physical and spiritual. Understanding both types is needed.

  • Digestive system
  • Respiratory system
  • Circulatory system
  • Nervous system
  • Effects of pranayama on the respiratory system
  • Endocrine system
  • Organs
  • Bodily systems

Yoga philosophy (yoga darshana):

Yoga philosophy is the foundation of your yoga practice and is the key to earn yogic strength. Through the path of Vedanta philosophy, you will establish a solid, well-rounded yoga practice.

Patanjali yoga sutras:

  • Chapter 1 - Samadhi pada

Assessments are based on:

  • Attendance
  • Performance
  • Behavior

Daily schedule

  • 05:00 Morning bell
  • 06:30 Pranayama
  • 07:45 Hatha yoga
  • 09:15 Breakfast
  • 10:15 Alignment, adjustment, methodology
  • 11:15 Yoga philosophy
  • 12:15 Yoga anatomy
  • 13:20 Lunch
  • 16:30 Ashtanga yoga
  • 18:15 Meditation
  • 19:15 Dinner
  • 21:00 Lights off

Included excursions

  • Ganges River worship ceremony
  • Himalaya sunrise trip
  • Waterfall hiking

Instructors

Yogi Praladh Ji

Yogi Sanjay Ji

Swami Ji

Yogi Mahesh Ji

Yogi Kushal Ji

Yogi Devendra Ji

Yogi Sagar Ji

Retreat location

Learn yoga in the world’s yoga capital, Rishikesh, from traditional Himalayan yoga teachers, from the basics to advanced, in a traditional way, at Adi Yogpeeth which is situated in Tapovan, Laxman Jhula, in Rishikesh, which is in India's northern state of Uttarakhand, in the Himalayan foothills, beside the Ganges River. The river is considered holy, and the city is renowned as a world’s yoga capital.

The surroundings of Adi Yogpeeth are very serene and peaceful, and at the same time very energetic by the flowing energy of river Ganga. Also, Rishikesh is a magical and holy place that has been somehow attracting people from all over the world for many years already.

The school is at a walking distance from the river Ganga. It is surrounded by the serene green mountains which heal the inner soul and the Ganga River flows at a walking distance.

The school is far from the craziness but near enough to reach everything you need. All over Rishikesh, you can find local markets, unique shops, and breathtaking views of the holy river and nature.

Food

At Adi Yogpeeth, they regard food as medicine. Using only fresh seasonal herbs and vegetables from local market, they provide a daily menu of wonderfully nourishing vegetarian food. Food that not only supports the healing of the body but also enhances the purification process during your stay. In addition to serving healthy, soulful, delicious vegetarian meals, they also provide unlimited filtered mineral water from our private well, naturally chilled and served from traditional earthen water basins. Adi Yogpeeth also provides an unlimited supply of detoxifying herbal tea made from home grown herbs like tulsi basil, lemongrass, and ginger. This wonderfully refreshing tea, available throughout the day, is a great detox drink for the body, keeps one well hydrated and is designed to support the digestive process.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea
  • Detox juices

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Organic
  • Raw food
  • Naturopathic
  • Fruitarian
  • Yogic
  • Other dietary requirements on request
  • Ayurvedic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

There are some amazing things to do in Rishikesh. These activities are not included in the package, but they can be arranged upon request.

  • Attend Ganga Arti
  • Ayurvedic massage and therapies
  • Bungee jumping
  • Camping and bonfire
  • Cliff jumping
  • Experience the traditional Indian culture
  • Flying fox
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain biking
  • Parasailing and paragliding
  • Rappelling and rock climbing
  • River rafting - the most popular thing to do in Rishikesh
  • Trekking

Spa treatments

You will receive a free Ayurvedic full body massage.

What's included

  • 10 nights twin shared accommodation
  • Daily nutritious vegetarian meals and tea
  • Weekend excursions
  • Yoga materials
  • 1 Himalayas sightseeing trip
  • 1 free Ayurvedic massage
  • Free taxi pick-up from Dehradun Airport (DED)

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Air conditioner

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Fly to Dehradun Jolly Grant Airport (DED) in India.Traveling by plane from Delhi airport to Dehradun airport is the safest and most convenient way of transportation and it is a 1-hour journey. Most of the students choose this option and the charge is in between 50-60 USD. At Dehradun airport, the school driver will be waiting with a name board to pick you up and transfer you to the school.

Arrival by taxi

Delhi airport to Rishikesh by car is a 6-7 hour journey. Delhi airport to Rishikesh taxi can also be arranged for 65 USD by the school. At Delhi airport, the school driver will be waiting with your name board and transfer you to the school.

Arrival by train

Traveling by train (from Delhi train station to Haridwar Station) is also suitable and the fare is between 20-25 USD, and it is a 4-5 hour journey. At Haridwar railway station, the school driver will be waiting with your name board to receive you.

Airport: Jolly Grant Airport Airport transfer included: Jolly Grant Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport Airport transfer available: Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$65 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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