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24 Days 200-Hour Therapeutic Holistic Yoga Teacher Training Course in Rishikesh, India

Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training Rishikesh

Join Adi Yogpeeth for 200 hours of therapeutic holistic yoga teacher training program in Rishikesh, India which is perfectly suited for those who wants to learn yoga with a therapeutic approach. By signing up for this specific yoga course, a student can improve his or her understanding of the ways in which yoga can improve the mind, body, and soul. Also, practicing yoga in Rishikesh can be an extremely holistic experience for any person, making it easier for the practitioner to work on his or her spiritual as well as carer ascension. Also, the class size is very small in order to impart proper knowledge, feedback session, and group discussion.

Meet the instructors

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Yogi Praladh, Yogi Sanjay Ji, Swami Ji, & 3 More…
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Highlights

  • 22 days of practice
  • Daily yoga and meditation classes
  • Himalayas sightseeing trip and weekend excursions
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 23 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

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®). Therefore, learned yoga teachers from Adi Yogpeeth can teacher all around the world as a certified yoga teacher.

About the course

Adi Yogpeeth offers 200 hours of therapeutic holistic yoga teacher training program in Rishikesh. This intensive yoga course covers the basics and advanced level of yoga therapy based asanas, pranayama, meditation yoga anatomy, yoga therapy and Ayurveda, teaching methodology, naturopathy, yoga philosophy, and yogic nutrition. It is suitable for yoga practitioners of all levels, as well as medical and fitness.

Students learn to develop sequences suited to an individual’s needs and limitations, and experience first-hand what it is like to teach a yoga therapy class directed at treating different ailments of body and mind. This course is best suitable for yoga practitioners, yoga therapist, physiotherapist, sports therapist, physical education teachers, and fitness instructors of all levels and practitioners who are looking for a solid foundation in yoga therapy and its applications.

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)
  • 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)

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

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

Yoga therapy and Ayurveda

Students will learn Indian traditional Ayurveda and therapeutic use of yoga and its benefit on body and mind.

  • Introduction and importance of yoga therapy
  • Understanding individual’s body type and its ailments through yoga therapy
  • Planning a nutritious yogic diet programme, making lifestyle changes through yogic mindful living and meditative practices
  • Understanding and applying the practices and philosophy of yoga in our daily lives, as well as advocating their therapeutic benefits to the world
  • Being in connection with nature’s five elements, adopting a healthy and environmentally-conscious lifestyle, and truly understanding your responsibility as human beings on all levels and stages
  • History and basic principles of Ayurveda
  • Three types of body constitution and their diagnosis
  • SaptaDhatu (seven body tissues) and how to nurture them by herbs and yoga practices
  • Basic concept of Panchakarma and massage therapy
  • Six types of tastes and their relation to body constitutions
  • Uses of general herbs and remedies
  • Shatkarma and asanas therapeutic application and benefits

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 movements

Anatomy of:

  • Breathing
  • Inversions
  • Svasana

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

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 Yoga anatomy
  • 11:00 Yoga therapy and Ayurveda
  • 12:00 Yoga philosophy
  • 13:15 Lunch
  • 16:00 Asana flow yoga
  • 18:00 Meditation
  • 19:15 Dinner

Instructors

Yogi Praladh Ji

Yogi Sanjay Ji

Swami Ji

Yogi Mahesh Ji

Yogi Kushal Ji

Yogi Devendra 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

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Naturopathic
  • Fruitarian
  • 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

One Ayurvedic full body massage is included.

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 condition
  • 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 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 25% 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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Special discount

There is a special discount of 10% per person if you book this course at least one week before the arrival date.

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