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58 Day 500 Hour Traditional Kundalini Yoga Teacher Traning in Rishikesh

Adi Yogpeeth, Upper Tapovan, Balaknath Temple, Road, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249192, India

Traditional Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh

Adi Yogpeeth offers a 500-hour traditional Kundalini yoga teacher training program in Rishikesh, India every month throughout the year. Kundalini Yoga is a part of the Tantric tradition and Tantra says that the range of mental experience can be broadened. Kundalini is the name of a sleeping dormant potential force in the human organism and it is situated at the root of the spinal column. To awaken Kundalini one must prepare itself through various yogic techniques than when are able to direct prana into the seat of Kundalini, the energy wakes up and makes it through Sushumna and, in the central nervous canal to the brain. With the awakening of the Kundalini, there is an explosion in the brain as the dormant or sleeping areas start blossoming like flowers. They offer this traditional Tantric Kundalini yoga teacher training through their great yoga and Kundalini masters in Rishikesh, India. This course is suitable for beginners to advanced levels of yoga practitioners.

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Highlights

  • Daily Kundalini mantra chanting classes
  • Eligible to register with Yoga Alliance upon completion
  • 2 free relaxing Ayurvedic massage and sound healing session
  • 1 Himalayas sightseeing trip and weekend excursions
  • Free taxi pick-up from Dehradun Airport (DED)
  • Daily vegetarian meals, tea, and detox juice
  • 57 nights accommodation
  • Complete course-kit

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


57 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 8 participants
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 an 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

Certification

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

Important note

It is a great opportunity to complete 200 and 300-hour Kundalini yoga teacher training courses back to back as it ensures consistency and growing knowledge from basics to depth.

Course overview

Kundalini Yoga Asana

  • Bhujangasana (cobra pose to the awake heart chakra)
  • Prarthanasana (the prayer pose to have reverence)
  • Padahastasana (the standing forward bend to awake Muladhara Chakra)
  • Tadasana (the tree pose for nourishing your spiritual aspiration)
  • Trikonasana (the triangle pose)
  • Sahaja Agnisar Dhauti (awakening inner fire in Manipura Chakra)
  • Vajrasana (thunderbolt pose to cleanse Vajra Nadi to promote ascendance of the sexual energy towards upper chakras)
  • Shalabhasana (the locust pose - increases the blood supply to the sacrum and lower back)
  • Dhanurasana (the bow pose - remove constipation and improve digestion)
  • Ardha Matsyendrasana (the lord of the fishes pose)
  • Uddiyana Bandha (upward flying lock)
  • Paschimottanasana (the back stretching pose)
  • Janushirshasana (the head to knee pose - eliminates laziness and weakness)
  • Ushtrasana (the camel pose - arousing Manipura chakra)
  • Naukasana (the boat pose - alleviates anxiety and nervousness)
  • Supta Vajrasana (the reclining thunderbolt pose - guides the sexual energy through Vajra Nadi towards the brain)
  • Garudasana (the eagle pose - improve balance and co-ordination)
  • Nauli Kriya (the navel cleansing - balance the three humors of the body kapha-vata-pitta)
  • Ardha Shirshasana (half headstand - rejuvenates the brain cells)
  • Shashankasana (the hare pose - removes stress, arrogance, selfishness, and anger)
  • Pavanamuktasana (massages the internal organ and decongests the liver and sexual organs)

Kundalini Asthi Granthi Kriya (joints movements)

  • Warm-up exercises
  • Feet and ankle exercises
  • Knee movement
  • Hip movement and rotation
  • Leg cradle
  • Side bening
  • Arms movement
  • Arm swing
  • Elbow movement
  • Wrist and hand movement
  • Neck exercises
  • Chin, jaw, mouth, tongue, eye and head exercises

Tantra Prana Kriya (Tantrik Breathing Practices)

  • Kapal Bhati - for awakening 3rd eye and emotional cleansing
  • Bhastrika - for awakening fire center and emotional stability
  • Bhramari - transforming brain waves and cleansing ajna and Sahasrar chakra
  • Nadi-shodhanam - for balancing both hemispheres and activate Sushumna

Kriya yoga practices for Kundalini awakening

  • Rules and preparation
  • Postures
  • Chakra Sadhana
  • Practices to awaken Ajna Chakra
  • Practices to awake Mooladhar Chakra
  • Practices to awake Swadhisthan Chakra
  • Practices to awake Manipura Chakra
  • Practices to awake Anahata Chakra
  • Practices to awake Vishuddhi Chakra
  • Practices to awake Bindu
  • Practices for chakra awareness

Kundalini rituals

  • 1008 offering to shiva and Shakti
  • Visit Devi temple for worship
  • Daily chanting and Arati
  • Bhajan kirtan for kundalini awakening

Meditation

  • Correct sitting
  • Correct breathing
  • Chakra breathing meditation
  • Mantra meditation

Cleansing exercises

  • Jala Neti
  • Kunjal Kriya
  • Daily detox
  • Kapalbhati
  • Tratak

Kundalini Shakti Bandha

  • Moola Shakti Bandha (root energy lock)
  • Uddiyana Shakti Bandha (abdomen energy lock)
  • Jalandhar Shakti Bandha (throat energy lock)
  • Maha Shakti Bandha (great energy lock)

Kundalini Tantra Mudra

  • Hast Mudra
  • Mana Mudra
  • Kaya Mudra
  • Adhara Mudra
  • Bandha Mudra

Yoga Nidra

  • Subtle body awakening yoga Nidra
  • 31 Points blue star yoga Nidra

Kundalini tantra philosophy

  • Introduction to Kundalini yoga
  • Definition of the chakra
  • Understanding the chakra
  • Mooladhara chakra
  • Swadhisthan chakra
  • Manipura chakra
  • Anahata chakra
  • Vishudhhi chakra
  • Aagya chakra
  • Sahasrar chakra
  • Kundalini awakening process
  • Mantra-Shaktipata

Kundalini anatomy

  • Nadis/Energy channel
  • Chakras
  • Panchakosha (5 sheaths)
  • Respiratory system
  • Nervous system
  • Tridosha
  • Dhatus
  • Vayu

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
  • 06:30 Pranayama
  • 07:45 Hatha yoga
  • 09:15 Breakfast
  • 10:15 Alignment, adjustment, and 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

  • Ancient cave tour
  • Beach yoga practice
  • Cave meditation
  • Himalayan sunrise trip
  • River Ganges worship ceremony
  • Waterfall hiking

Instructors

Pandit Mandeep Ji

Yogi Bhavesh Ji

Yogini Parveen Ji

Yogini Prem Varsha Ji

Yogi Suraj Ji

Yogi Nitin Ji

Yogi Vishnu Ji

Yogi Siddha Ji

Yogi Kapil Ji

Dr. Hemlata Saklani Bahuguna

Yogi Kannan Ji

Yogi Kushagra Ji

Yogini Aarti 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 within 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.

Unique features

Activities

  • Massage

General

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony
  • Café
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Lounge
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
  • Terrace
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio

Services

  • ATM / banking
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Laptop rental
  • Laundry
  • Meeting room
  • Parking lot
  • Room cleaning
  • Toiletries
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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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.

Food provided at the center is 100% vegetarian, not vegan. You will need to inform Adi Yogpeeth in advance so the chef can prepare food for you, especially.

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
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • Raw food
  • 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

What's included

  • Daily nutritious vegetarian meals, tea, and detox juice
  • 57 nights of comfortable accommodation
  • Certificate of completion
  • Complete course material such as books, manuals, garland, and a school t-shirt
  • Special activities in the ashram including shatkarma and ceremony
  • 1 dancing kirtan class
  • Special class on Ayurveda, yoga therapy, and food nutrition
  • Vinyasa flow session thrice a week
  • Weekly excursions to vibrant places in the area
  • Pick-up from Dehradun Airport (DED)

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 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 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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