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29 Days 200-Hour Hatha and Astanga Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India

Akshi Yogashala, Swarg Ashram, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India

Providing a holistic program to relax and rejuvenate thoroughly, Akshi Yogashala is a heavenly abode for the yoga lovers and enthusiasts. Living up to its name, where Akshi means existence, the school enables the students to enrich their existence with the profoundness of yoga. Mingling the study of yoga with the richness of Indian philosophy, history of yoga and traditional Hatha yoga, the school is offering a yoga teacher training program at its center in Rishikesh.

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Vivek, Sanjeev, Sandeep, & 3 More…
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Highlights

  • A detailed theoretical focus on yoga philosophy
  • Mantra chanting classes and their meanings explained
  • Daily Ashtanga Vinyasa and Hatha yoga practices and guided meditation
  • Deep understanding of human anatomy and the effects of asanas on the body
  • Deep breathing practices and pranayama for relaxation and focus
  • Ayurvedic cleansing practices for complete detoxification
  • 28 nights of accommodation
  • Pure vegetarian meals

Yoga styles


28 days with instruction
The maximum participants in the group is 20
Airport transfer available:
Jolly Grant Airport (US$20 per person)
Airport transfer available:
Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$80 per person)
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Accommodation

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

Facilities

  • Garden
  • Yoga shala
  • Laundry
  • Wireless internet

Program

Certification

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

Asana

  • Ashatanga Vinyasa series 1
  • Core principles of Hatha yoga practice
  • Meditative pose
  • Structuring and sequencing the postures
  • Forward bending pose
  • Full health assessment on asana
  • Backward Bending pose
  • Traditional sun salutation series
  • Twisting pose
  • Sun salutation with root mantra series
  • Relaxation pose
  • Sequences / steps of doing asana confidently
  • Inverted pose
  • Moon salutation series
  • Kneeling pose
  • Joints and glands exercise
  • Standing pose
  • Balancing pose

Relaxation techniques

  • Point to point full body relaxation technique
  • Yoga Nidra for insomnia
  • Emotional body relaxation
  • Minor and major chakra relaxation
  • Deep causal body relaxation

Science of breath (pranayama)

  • Four qualities of yogic breathing
  • What is pranic healing?
  • Importance of diaphragmatic breathing
  • Kapalbati
  • Stress and stress less related breathing techniques
  • Bhastrika
  • Psychological effect of yogic breathing
  • Brahmari
  • What is pranayama?
  • Ujjai
  • What are the five sub prana in yogic science?
  • Shetali and shetkari
  • What is ida, pingala and sushumna?
  • Nadi shodhanam
  • What is nadi?
  • 1:1, 1:2 and 1:4 breathing for emotional purification

Mudras and bandhas

  • Yogic gesture for stress related problems
  • Internal mudra
  • Healing gestures for physical blockages
  • Bandha for energy leakage
  • Pranic gestures for awakening energy
  • Importance of root lock
  • Eye mudra
  • Types of locks in yogic science
  • Finger mudra

Yoga philosophy

  • History and origin of yoga
  • Why we have disturbed mind, distracted mind, and stupefied mind in yogic science?
  • What is yoga?
  • What is celibacy and sex in yogic science?
  • What is Hatha yoga?
  • Why we suffer?
  • What is Ashtanga yoga?( eight limbs of yoga)
  • Why do people get diseases according to yogic science?
  • What is Raja yoga?
  • How to bend body to bend mind?
  • What is ignorance?
  • Three states of consciousness in yogic science
  • What is mind?
  • Four foundational pillars of life
  • Four faculties of mind field in yogic science
  • What is practice in yogic science?
  • Five layers of body in yogic science
  • What is Ekagrah?
  • What is knowledge and wisdom in yoga?
  • What is Kundalini?
  • What is Karma?
  • What is chakra?
  • What is sleep in yoga?
  • What is nadi?
  • Introduction to Ayurvedic science
  • What is Nirodhah in yoga?
  • What is "Fear" and "Love" in yogic science?
  • What is enlightenment and liberation in yoga?

Meditation and concentration

  • Breath awareness meditation
  • Inner light meditation
  • Chakra awareness meditation
  • Body less meditation
  • Mantra awareness meditation
  • Walking meditation
  • Full moon meditation
  • Third eye meditation

Art of alignment and adjustment workshops

  • Workshop on hip opening
  • Workshop on back bending
  • Workshop on forward bending
  • Workshop in twisting postures

Mantra yoga and its importance

  • What is Om?
  • Mantra for fearless living
  • What is mantra?
  • Mantra for wisdom
  • What is tantra?
  • Mantra for universal master
  • How to create positive vibration or energy with mantra yoga?

Yoga anatomy

  • Yogic skeletal and joints system
  • Yogic physiology
  • Yogic respiratory system
  • Yoga safety while doing asana and pranyama practices
  • Muscular system and usage of some important muscles in yogic exercise
  • Nature of lunar energy, solar energy and neutral flow energy
  • Yogic anatomy of spinal cord and its importance
  • Yogic counseling for therapy
  • Yogic therapy like back problems, slip disk problems, and diabetes
  • Usage of yogic techniques as therapy
  • Spinal deformation, thyroid and obesity
  • Yoga therapies on common disease like - head ache, cold, sinus, migraine

Daily schedule

  • 06:00 Hatha yoga
  • 07:45 Pranayama - breathing practices
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 10:30 Yoga anatomy
  • 12:00 Yoga practicum / mantra chanting
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 15:00 Yoga philosophy / Ayurveda
  • 16:15 Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga
  • 18:00 Meditation and relaxation
  • 19:30 Dinner

Please note that mantra chanting is for the first week. Yoga practicum includes alignment and adjustments, and teaching mythology.

Included excursions

Below are the list of excursions included in this retreat depends on the season:

  • Ganga Aarati
  • Trekking to the Mouni Baba Cave
  • Watching the sunrise in the Himalayas
  • Rafting or Ayurvedic massage

Instructors

Vivek Arya

Sanjeev Pandey Ji

Sandeep Pandey Ji

Rahul Bhatt

Rahul Katariya

Karamjit Sihag

Retreat location

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

The school offers pure vegetarian meals. Spilling the richness of nutrients and vitamins, each and every meal is nourishing and refines the entire being. It also offers the required strength for performing various forms of yoga during the stay.

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
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Raw food
  • Fruitarian
  • Yogic
  • 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)

  • Camp at the River Ganges for a night or more
  • Get rejuvenated at the local spas
  • Go for excursions at the nearby sites
  • Go mountain biking
  • Learn to cook Indian delicacies
  • Take a dip in the Holy Ganges
  • Visit Indian temples and observe the Indian prayers
  • Witness the Indian heritage closely

What's included

  • 29 days of accommodation
  • 1 book by Swami Satyananda Saraswati (“Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha”)
  • 1 book by k. Pattabhi Jois ("Yoga Mala")
  • 1 notebook and Pen
  • All yoga topics mention under program
  • Full study material
  • Himalayas sightseeing trip
  • Pure vegetarian meals
  • Satkarma cleansing items (neti pot and tongue cleaner)
  • Visit to aarti
  • Certificate of completion
  • Yoga bag
  • Yoga mat for pratice
  • Yoga t-shirt

What's not included

  • Flight tickets
  • Transfer
  • Visa
  • Insurance
  • Events not covered by the schedule
  • Medical services, services of the Ayurvedic doctor
  • Personal expenses

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% 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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29 days / 28 nights
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Availability

Arrival: Friday December 6, 2019
Departure: Friday January 3, 2020

Early bird discount

The first 5 students booking this retreats are eligible for an early bird discount of 100 USD per person. This offer is not valid for courses starts in August!

Departure dates information

The departure day will be on 4th for the months with 31 days and 3rd for the month with 30 days.

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