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200 Hour Mysore Style Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Traning Course in Rishikesh, India

Adi Yogpeeth, Tapovan, Laxman Jhulla, Rishikesh, India

Mixed Styles Yoga Teacher Training Rishikesh

Adi Yogpeeth is one of the most popular Ashtanga yoga teacher training school in India. Their curriculum has been structured based on our solid experience and knowledge to build a strong foundation in Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga practice combined with alignment techniques with various yoga props from the Iyengar style. This course is suited for anyone who has a passion for yoga, wishes to do an in-depth study of asanas, anatomy, physiology, pranayama, meditation, yoga philosophy, and teaching methodology.

Meet the instructors

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Yogi Praladh, Swami Ji, Yogi Kushal Ji, & 2 More…
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Highlights

  • 22 days of practice
  • Daily yoga and meditation classes
  • Daily Shatkarma and mantra chanting
  • Himalayas sightseeing trip and weekend excursions
  • Daily healthy breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Certification for completing the program
  • 23 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfer

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Yoga styles


22 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 surrounding and accommodation are one of the best and cleanest spaces in whole Rishikesh. Whether you are on a vacation or on a yoga course, amenities make your life a little easier when you are away from home. For different types of travel, there are amenities that are more important than other ones. They basically provide two types of accommodation and they are private and twin shared room and student, according to their preference, can choose accommodation.

In the room, clean bed sheets, blankets, and pillows will be provided. Every room has air-conditioner and attached bathroom with cold and hot water 24 hours. This 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 flow at a walking distance.

Program

Certifications

Students who complete their subsequent trainings are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®).

The course aims to perfectly balance physical as well as mental well-being, which is why they lay equal stress on subjects like yoga philosophy and meditation. They have well-learned yoga gurus faculty who impart traditional yoga knowledge to students and their class size is also intimate for good feedback, group discussion, and yoga practice.

What to expect from the 200 hours Ashtanga yoga teacher training course?

The objective of this yoga teacher training course is to provide beginners and experienced yoga students with the strong technical and theoretical experience of Ashtanga yoga. This will enable them to perform Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga primary and second series with perfection and correct alignment. The teacher training course will equip the future teachers to be completely autonomous and ready to run their own yoga classes at the highest standards or personal self-growth.

During this course in Adi Yogpeeth, students will learn a unique combination of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga and Iyengar alignment principles. This approach has the ultimate goal of practicing injury-free yoga.

Complete course syllabus

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)
  • Om Sahana vavatu (mantra from Upanishad)

Hatha yoga asanas

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

1. Pawanmuktasana series 1

2. Pawanmuktasana series 2

3. Pawanmuktasana series 3

4. Surya Namaskar ( sun salutation)

5. Chandra Namaskar (Moon salutation)

6. Tadasana (palm tree pose)

7. Triyak tadasana (swaying palm tree pose)

8. Trikonasana (triangle pose)

9. Parivirtatrikon asana - revolving triangle pose

10. Uttkatasana - chair pose

11. Virabhadrasana 1 - warrior 1

12. Virabhadrasana 2 - warrior 2

13. Virabhadrasana 3 - warrior 3

14. Ardha Chandrasana - half moon pose

15. Vriksasana - tree pose

16. Parvatasana - mountain pose

17. Adho mukha svanasana - downward facing dog

18. Kati chakrasana - waist rotating pose

19. Malasana - squatted yoga pose

20. Garudasana - eagle pose

21. Baddha Konasana - bound angle pose

22. Raj Kapoor asana - pigeon pose

23. Bhujanghasana - cobra pose

24. Urdhva Mukha svanasana - upward facing dog

25. Matsyasana

26. Setu Bhandasana

27. Utrasana

28. Dhanurasana

29. Salabhasana

30. Supta Virasana - reclining hero pose

31. Virasana - hero pose

32. Vajrasana - thunderbolt

33. Gomukhasana

34. Balasana

35. Dandasana

36. Ardha Matsyendrasana

Ashtanga-Vinyasa yoga asanas

It is a rigorous style of yoga that follows a specific sequence of postures with the flow as each style links every movement to breath.

  • Surya Namaskar A
  • Surya Namaskar B

Full primary series

1. Padangusthasana

2. Padahasthasana

3. Utthita Trikonasana

4. Parivrtta Trikonasana

5. Utthita Parsvakonasana

6. Parivrtta Parsvakonasana

7. Prasarita Padottanasana A B C and D

8. Parsvottanasana

9. Eka Pada Padangusthasana A B C and D

10. Ardha Baddha Padmottanasana

11. Utkatasana

12. Virabhadrasana A and B

13. Dandasana

14. Paschimottanasana A B C and D

15. Purvattanasana

16. Ardha Baddha Padma Uttanasana

17. Triang Mukaikapada Pashimottanasana

18. Janu Sirsasana A B and C

19. Marichyasana A B C and D

20. Navasana

21. Bhujapidasana

22. Kurmasana

23. Supta Kurmasana

24. Garbha Pindasana

25. Kukkutasana

26. Baddha Konasana A and B

27. Konasana

28. Upavishta Konasana

29. Supta Konasana

30. Supta Padangusthasana A and B

31. Ubhaya Padanghusthasana

32. Urdhva Mukha Pashimottanasana

33. Setu Bandhasana

34. Urdhva Dhanurasana

35. Salamba Sarvangasana

36. Halasana

37. Karnapidasana

38. Urdhva Pindasana

39. Matsyasana

40. Urdhva Padmasana

41. Sirsasana

42. Urdhva Dandasana

43. Baddha Padmasana

44. Yogimudra

45. Uplutih

46. Savasana

Pranayama

Prana means 'breath' or 'life force'. Students get introduced to the practice of pranayama or controlling one’s breath, an important prerequisite to gaining control of one’s mind.

  • Introduction of pranayama, four aspects of pranayama
  • Natural breathing, abdominal breathing, and thoracic breathing
  • Clavicular, diaphragmatic breathing (yogic breathing)
  • Nadi-sadhana
  • Sheetali and Sheetkari
  • Bhramari
  • Ujjayi
  • Bhastrika
  • Kapalbhati
  • Surya - Bhedi and Chandra - Bhedi

Sitting postures for pranayama sadhana

  • Easy pose
  • Half-lotus
  • Swastikasana

Mudra (yoga gestures)

Students learn the technique of using seals or gestures to facilitate the flow of energy in their body.

  • Introduction to mudra
  • Mudra and prana
  • A scientific look at mudra
  • Five groups of yoga mudras
  • Jnana (mudra of knowledge)
  • Chin mudra (mudra of consciousness)
  • Vayu mudra (mudra of air)
  • Prana mudra (mudra of life)
  • Shunya mudra (mudra of emptiness)
  • Apan mudra (mudra of digestion)
  • Surya mudra (mudra of the sun)
  • Varun mudra (mudra of water)
  • Hridaya mudra (mudra of the heart)
  • Shanmukhi mudra (closing the seven gate)

Bandhas (energy lock)

Students learn the technique of consciously blocking and unblocking energy flow to different parts of their body.

  • Introduction to Bandhas
  • Preparation for Bandhas
  • Bandhas and the Granthis
  • Benefits of Bandhas
  • Jalandhara Bandha
  • Moola Bandha
  • Uddiyana Bandha
  • Maha Bandha

Meditation (Dhyana)

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

  • Introduction to meditation
  • Meditation for beginners and how to build a habit
  • Preparation for meditation
  • Breathing awareness meditation
  • Why meditation is important?
  • Benefits of meditation

Types and techniques of meditation

  • Om or mantra meditation
  • Trataka
  • Dynamic meditation
  • Japa meditation
  • Ajapa Japa meditation
  • Silence practice meditation
  • Antar Mouna 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 physical aspects of yoga. It also removes the blockages in the energy channels.

  • Introduction to Shatkarma
  • Preparation for Shatkarma
  • Benefits of Shatkarma
  • Jal Neti
  • Rubber Neti
  • Vaman Dhauti

Anatomy and physiology (Sharir Vijnan)

The 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
  • Endocrine system
  • Organs
  • Bodily systems
  • Nadis
  • Chakras
  • Muscular system
  • Skeletal system
  • Muscle function according to join the movement

Anatomy of:

  • Breathing
  • Inversions
  • Svasana

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.

The fundamentals of Sanatana Dharma

  • Introduction to the Vedas
  • Introduction to the Puranas
  • The four goals of life
  • The four stages of life
  • The Vedic system of duties
  • The six systems of Indian philosophy

Schools of yoga

  • Bhavna yoga
  • Jnana yoga
  • Karma yoga
  • Bhakti yoga
  • Prana Samyama yoga
  • Hatha yoga
  • Raja yoga
  • Laya yoga
  • Mantra yoga

Patanjali’s yoga Sutras

  • The four chapters
  • Chitta - the monkey mind
  • Afflictions of the mind
  • States of Chitta
  • The eight limbs of yoga
  • The stages of Samadhi
  • Methods to attain Samadhi

Esoteric secrets of Sanatana Dharma

Students learn about the significance and meaning of some of the practices of the Sanatana Dharma.

Teaching practice (Adhyapanam)

Students will take turns practicing their teaching skills by performing in front of their peers and teachers.

  • Demonstration
  • Alignment
  • Instructions

Teaching methodology

A yoga teacher should efficiently perform the practical applications of class planning and preparation. At Adi Yogpeeth, their students will learn how to create a positive and peaceful class environment for an enjoyable and transformative experience.

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

Assessments are based on

Students will take turns practicing their teaching skills by performing in front of their peers and teachers.

  • Written test
  • Oral test
  • Attendance
  • Performance
  • Behavior

Daily schedule

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

Included excursions

  • River Ganges ceremony
  • Waterfall hiking
  • Himalayan Temple tour
  • Ancient cave tour

Instructors

Yogi Praladh Ji

Swami Ji

Yogi Kushal Ji

Yogi Devendra Ji

Pandeep Mandeep Ji

Retreat location

Learn yoga in world’s yoga capital, Rishikesh, from traditional Himalayan yoga teachers from the very basics to advance in a traditional way at Adi Yogpeeth which is situated in Tapovan, Laxman Jhula, 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 surrounding of Adi Yogpeeth is 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. The school is surrounded by the serene green mountains which heal the inner soul and river Ganga flow at a walking distance. It 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

Adi Yogpeeth regards food as medicine. Using only fresh seasonal herbs and vegetables from the 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 provide unlimited, filtered mineral water from their private well; naturally chilled and served from traditional earthen water basins.

Adi Yogpeeth also provides an unlimited supply of detoxifying herbal teas made from homegrown herbs like tulsi basil, lemongrass, and ginger. This wonderfully refreshing tea is available throughout the day and is a great detox drink for the body. It keeps you 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
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • Lactose Free
  • Whole food
  • 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

During this course, you will enjoy a full body Ayurvedic massage.

What's included

  • Daily nutritious vegetarian meals and tea
  • 23 nights twin shared comfortable accommodation
  • Complete yoga materials such as yoga books, yoga manuals, garland, school t-shirt, yoga bag
  • Certified yoga teachers
  • 1 Himalayas sightseeing trip
  • 1 relaxing Ayurvedic massage
  • Taxi pick-up from Dehradun Airport (DED)
  • Weekend excursions

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Air-conditioner
  • Room heater

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Dehradun Airport (DED) in India. Traveling by plane from Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) to Dehradun Airport (DED) is the safest and most convenient way of transportation and it is a one-hour journey. Most of the students choose this option and the charge is in between 50 to 60 USD. At Dehradun Airport (DED), the school driver will be waiting with a name board to pick you up 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 to 25 USD and it is a four to five-hour journey. At Haridwar railway station, the school driver will be waiting with your name board to receive you.

Arrival by taxi

Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) to Rishikesh by car is a six to seven-hour journey. The taxi from Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) to Rishikesh can also be arranged for 65 USD by Adi Yogpeeth. At Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), the school driver will be waiting with your name board and will transfer you to the school.

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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