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28 Days 200-Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in India

  • Rishikesh, India

Overview

Yoga Teacher Training India

This 200-hour yoga teacher training by Arpit Yoga is a gateway to unfold the divine secrets of life. It is a beginner level course that allows you to acquire teaching skills that prepare you to learn how to build your own yoga classes and share your wisdom with others while enhancing your personal yoga practices. This course covers popular Hatha and Ashtanga yoga, which prepare the human body and mind for the ultimate possibilities of human life.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga practices
  • Meditation, pranayama, and yoga Nidra
  • Complete yoga teacher training curriculum
  • Day trip to nearby locations on the weekend
  • Yoga Alliance USA certification
  • 27 nights’ accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian meals

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • 24 days with instruction
  • English
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During this teacher training course, you will be staying at a reputed hotel in the city with all the facilities required to fulfill the comfort of a modern lifestyle. The accommodation is inspired from the yogic lifestyle and is designed to provide the comfort and expectations of yoga aspirants. You will feel that you are in a spiritual retreat while staying at Arpit Yoga.

Arpit Yoga Academy conducts its training programs at its own yoga ashrams that help the students feel or connect with the real yogic culture as described in the Vedas.

Facilities

  • Air-conditioned rooms with attached washroom, kitchen, and balcony
  • Base kitchen to prepare fresh yogic meal
  • Hot and cold water running water
  • In-house spacious cafeteria to enjoy the meal
  • In-house spacious lawn to hang out with fellow students
  • Modern comforts in a serene and relaxing environment
  • Wi-Fi, medical assistance, and security arrangements

Arpit Yoga is proud of offering this quality Yoga Alliance USA certified 200-hour yoga teacher training in India that is inclusive of innumerable benefits and facilities. The duration of the course is divided into different theory and practice sessions according to the guidelines of Yoga Alliance. The aim is to take your yogic skills to next level and spreading yoga philosophy to all corner of the globe. After successfully completing the course, you will become a certified yoga teacher.

Arpit Yoga believes that a right beginning makes your journey easy, provides you with the strong foundation, and helps you achieve your goals. This course has been designed not just to train the body but to start your inner journey towards self-realization by bringing a balance between a healthy body and mind.

This course includes all aspects of yoga that must be understood at the beginner level. These aspects range from yoga philosophy, yogic lifestyle, yogic diet, and yoga therapy to spirituality behind yoga. These yogic concepts will help you develop the right understanding about yoga before learning asanas and alignments.

The objective of this 200-hour yoga teacher training is first to create a bonding with the students through compassion, patience, and love then start teaching them. It makes the whole training sessions very interactive, enjoyable, and fruitful.

Course highlights

  • Authentic traditional Hatha yoga
  • Complete in-depth curriculum
  • Explanation and practice of advance yoga postures and alignment
  • Explanation on anatomy and physiology of the human body and mind
  • Focusing on breathing, awareness, and meditation techniques
  • Holistic nutrition and yogic diet
  • The ancient yet practical Indian philosophy of the yogic life
  • The understanding of yoga teachings by enhancing your personal yoga practices

Course outline

Shatkarma (yogic cleansing)

Yoga is all about health and spirituality. Each aspect of yoga helps you grow healthier and more spiritual. Shatkarma is also one of the yogic practices practiced for internal cleansing of the body. Shatkarma is composed of two words: “shat”, which means six, and “karma”, which means process. There are six groups of cleansing processes for body purification.

In yoga, these cleansing processes are considered equally important as asanas and pranayama. It is believed that without cleansing the internal system, you can’t gain maximum benefit from yoga. Shatkarma, the six yogic cleansing techniques outlined by swami Swatmarama in Hatha yoga Pradipika, includes:

  • Neti, which involves the cleansing of nasal passage
  • Nauli, which churns the stomach and massaging abdominal organs
  • Dhauti, which involves the cleansing of the digestive tract
  • Basti, which is a colon cleansing practice
  • Kapalabhati, which cleanses and tones the lungs
  • Trataka, which improves concentration and cleanses the eyes

Asana (yoga position)

Asana is a physical yoga posture that is practiced in yoga along with pranayama, meditation, and other yoga practices. There are a number of asanas in yoga that you will practice every day. Some are as simple as lying on the floor like shavasana (corpse pose) and some can be more challenging like sirsasana (headstand pose).

Some asanas require you to balance your body and some require you to twist your body. Each asana is unique in itself and has a positive influence on your body and mind. Some are good for the heart, some for the lungs, and some for the digestive system.

In yoga, there is an asana for each muscle and organ of the body. So, asanas are not only meant to manage stress but also to prevent and treat various illnesses. You will start with basic sitting yoga postures and slowly progress towards intermediate and advanced level yoga asanas. It helps build a strong foundation in yoga.

Yoga philosophy

The word yoga is derived from the Sanskrit word “yuja”, which means union or to unite. It helps you understand the philosophy of yoga that is to create harmony between body, mind, and soul and eventually realizing the inner self and establish a union with the supreme power. So, it is more of a spiritual practice that is associated with various physical and mental health benefits.

The yoga philosophy was first written down by the great sage Patanjali as Yoga Sutras of Patanjali around three thousand years ago. The sutras describe the nature of human mind and provide techniques to control or calm the restless mind so that union with the Supreme Being could be established through self-realization.

The yoga philosophy described by Patanjali comprises an eight-fold or eight-limbed path. These eight steps are the base of yoga philosophy that ensures continuous spiritual growth as well a life of physical and mental wellbeing. These eight paths are yamas, niyamas, asanas, pranayama, pratyahara, dharna, dhyana, and samadhi.

Yoga anatomy

Yoga anatomy is the study of anatomy of the human body with emphasis on important muscles, bones, and joints that are involved in yoga poses. Different muscles and joints of the body participate in different yoga poses. There are around six hundred and forty muscles, two hundred and six bones, and three hundred and sixty joints in the body. Yoga anatomy tells how a joint moves and a muscle stretches when you attain a yoga pose. It makes you more confident about your moves as you know how much a joint can be rotated and a muscle can be stretched to attain a perfect alignment. You can guide your moves in a right direction if you understand yoga anatomy.

Yoga anatomy is an important part of the yoga courses. Before teaching an asana, its anatomy and physiology are described through theory as well as practical classes. It helps you quickly understand your limitations and strengths related to particular asana. Accordingly, you will be given the required tips and suggestions to improve your practice.

Self-study

Self-study is called svadhyaya in Sanskrit. Svadhyaya is composed of two words: “sva” which means self and “adhyaya” which means study. In yoga, it is the study of self through yoga. Svadhyaya is an important part of yoga practice. Yoga is the union of your inner self with the cosmos and svadhyaya is to know your inner self or your true nature. Once you know your true nature beyond your body, personality, thoughts, and emotions, you can feel the union with the supreme power. The spiritual aspects of yoga give emphasis on svadhyaya.

When you practice yoga, you not only get physical and mental health benefits but also engage yourself in svadhyaya. Svadhyaya is also one of the five niyamas of yoga that are described by Patanjali in the yoga sutras. Along with yoga, reading religious classical texts like yoga sutras and Bhagavad Gita that provide insight into your inner self are very helpful for deeper self-understanding.

Alignment and adjustment

In yoga, it takes time to attain perfect alignments in poses. Regular yoga practice slowly shapes your body muscles, bones, and joints that enable you to achieve correct yoga postures gradually. And if you are aware of the physical adjustments, the yoga learning becomes more comfortable and fruitful.

Mindful physical adjustments are very useful for yoga beginners. These adjustments help you slowly progress towards right alignments. It eases unnecessary tension in certain areas that helps stretch deeply in a pose.

Adjustments are an important part of your yoga teacher training programs. They not only improves alignments but also boost your confidence and increases the awareness of yoga poses.

Yoga anatomy is very important for both yoga masters and yoga students. The yoga masters, with deep understanding of yoga anatomy, can teach correct adjustments. And the students who studied yoga anatomy can understand and execute adjustments correctly. Through yoga anatomy, you know about important muscles and joints of your body that helps you stretch muscles or move joints without getting injured.

Meditation, pranayama, and yoga Nidra

Meditation is the art of focusing the mind, restraining the thoughts, and looking deep into yourself. Practicing meditation can give you a better understanding of your purpose in life and of the universe, as well as provide you with certain physical and mental health benefits.

Yoga Alliance certification

Arpit Yoga is a Yoga Alliance registered yoga school. It meets the international standards set by Yoga Alliance USA for yoga schools. The courses’ duration, duration of theory classes, and practice sessions are all in accordance with the guidelines of Yoga Alliance.

Only a Yoga Alliance registered yoga school can provide Yoga Alliance certifications to the yoga aspirants. Arpit Yoga is proud of being an ideal destination which is continuously producing certified yoga teachers.

This 200-hour yoga certification is a beginner level yoga certification. It is the minimum duration of the yoga teacher training that is required to become a certified yoga teacher. At regular intervals, there will be an evaluation on your yogic skills and knowledge which provides necessary tips and suggestions if needed. It helps you clear the final assessment. There will be an award-giving ceremony conducted to award the yoga certifications to the students.

Sample daily schedule

  • 06:00 - 07:00 Shatkarma (yogic cleansing)
  • 07:00 - 08:30 Asana (yoga position)
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:30 - 11:45 Yoga philosophy
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
  • 13:30 - 15:00 Yoga anatomy
  • 15:00 - 16:00 Self study
  • 16:00 - 17:30 Alignment and adjustment
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Meditation, pranayama, or yoga Nidra

During the weekends, you will be having excursions to beautiful locations of Rishikesh.

  • Yogacharya Mohan

    Yogacharya Mohan is a qualified and competent yoga teacher, who teaches Hatha yoga, Shivananda yoga, Raj yoga, acupressure, and naturopathy. He is a successful and a professional teacher in his field and engaged in conducting 200 and 500-hour yoga teacher training in India.

  • Yogendra Mishra

    Yogendra Mishra is a senior yoga master who has more than 30 years of experience in teaching yoga. He holds a master’s degree in philosophy from Agra University and a degree in physical education science from Amravati University. He also has been part of various yoga research projects related to benefits associated with yoga.

  • Vikash Bisht

    Vikash Bisht was born in the picturesque hill town of Rishikesh in the year of 1974. At an age of 16, he discovered his interest in yoga. At the young age, he gained a lot of recognition from conducting classes in Hatha yoga, acupressure, and naturopathy. He studied and learned the basic foundation of Hatha yoga, Shivananda yoga, and Raj yoga while regularly attending the acupressure, naturopathy intensive courses, and yoga therapy classes.

  • Kiranjot

    Kiranjot is a yoga guru who was born in Maharashtra, the land of the great yogis who made a great contribution in spreading spiritual teachings and experiences across the globe. Since childhood, he is interested in yoga and spirituality. He started doing some basic asana at the age of 16 under the guidance of his guru Ratan Singh Ji and practiced them regularly till his graduation. Later on, he became more interested in yoga and started experimenting and searching new things.

  • Suryans Thakur

    Suryans Thakur was born and brought up in Rishikesh. He spent his childhood in an ashram at the banks of the holy river Ganges. He has conducted various workshops on yoga in European (Denmark, Belgium, and France) and Asian countries (Russia and China). A rich heritage in yoga and experience, gained through conducting workshops, makes him an accomplished yoga master who knows how to interact and teach yoga to people with diverse backgrounds in a simple yet effective way.

This retreat will take place in Rishikesh, India. Rishikesh is a beautiful city that is famous for its amazing locations and fun-filled activities like river rafting and trekking. The city has a favorable climate throughout the year. It can be visited anytime without worrying about weather conditions and transport facilities to reach the city.

Aside from being a tourist destination, the city is also popular as a yoga city because of its various yoga schools or academies. Thousands of yoga tourists visit the city every year to learn yoga, further deepen their practice, or to become certified yoga teachers.

General
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • River
Services
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Medical assistance

During the training course, you will be served three meals per day, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The food served during the training course is inspired from the yogic diet and yogic lifestyle. Arpit Yoga believes that spiritual aspects of yoga can’t be understood without living a yogic lifestyle and eating a yogic diet. The yogic diet will not only nourish your body but also your mind and soul. The menu changes on a daily basis so you will taste a variety of freshly prepared yogic cuisines of India. Herbal tea, fruits juices, and healthy snacks are also served.

Breakfast at 09:00 to 10:00

Breakfast is the first meal that you consume before starting your day. A wholesome breakfast enables you to spend the entire day with full energy and a positive mindset. According to yoga philosophy, an ideal breakfast should be vegetarian and based on only seasonal fruits and vegetables.

The yogic breakfast that will be offered is an accomplished meal to start the day. It is based on Ayurveda and yogic diet so it is totally based on fresh fruits, vegetables, celery, grains, spices, and dairy products except eggs.

Each day will start with a cup of herbal tea, warm lemon water, or fruit juices then hot cereals, green smoothies, protein rich porridge, cooked fruits, and vegetables. These are served in the breakfast.

The breakfast menu changes every day as it uses all seasonal fruits and vegetables to add maximum variety in the menu. All recipes are prepared by professional chefs under the supervision of the resident dieticians.

Lunch at 12:00 to 13:00

Every day, you will be served a wholesome vegetarian lunch that is based on yoga principles: purity, non-violence, and balanced living. It means that it is pure vegetarian, based on seasonal fruits, vegetables, and grains that are delicious and have therapeutic effect.

It is believed that the digestive system is very active at noon. The lunch served during the course has been designed in accordance to this belief. It includes the food items that are easy to digest and full of proteins, fibers, and nutrients. The fat comes from nourishing cooking oils like olive, flax, and hemp oil that are used to prepare the meal.

The lunch menu is designed by resident dieticians after rigorous research and analysis of yoga philosophy, Ayurveda, and food habits of renowned Indian yogis. The menu changes every day. You will taste variety of cooked root vegetables, curries, pulses, basmati rice, and whole wheat based Indian breads with vegetable raita and fruit salads.

  • Enjoying the Ganges river
  • River rafting
  • Sightseeing
  • Trekking
  • 1 day trip to nearby locations
  • 27 nights’ accommodation
  • 3 wholesome vegetarian meals per day
  • Cleansing process materials
  • Daily tea and fruits
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Study materials and mandatory texts
  • Tuition fee
  • Yoga Alliance certification

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Jolly Grant Airport (DED).

For information about the booking conditions, please send Arpit Yoga an inquiry.
  • Review by Mark from USA
    10 out of 10

    "I thought I was coming to a yoga teacher training to learn new moves and postural assists. I had no idea that I would undergo the level of expansion, growth, transformation, and heart-opening. Wow, wow, and wow! Beyond any and all expectations, this has been the most life-affirming experience, in a way that filled my heart so completely that I know I can return home and do that for others. Wow, this course should be a requirement for all of humanity. Thank you for providing such a loving, open, and inspiring environment for yogis to dive in and remember who they are."

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  • Review by Kim from Canada
    10 out of 10

    "I came into this training having already done my 200-hour training certification, as well as having quite a bit of teaching experience. I was looking to deepen both my own personal practice, (I really enjoyed the immersion style of it, as I was able to totally surround myself by everything yoga), as well as gain a much more consistent daily practice. Learning about philosophy, asana, as well as Ayurveda, I would very highly recommend this training to anyone who loves yoga, whether you want to become a teacher or not."

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  • Review by Alex John from USA
    10 out of 10

    "I never imagined that so much could be learned in such a short duration of yoga teacher training. From day one to the last day of the course, everything went fantastic. The masters Vikas and Gopal really know the skill to turn a yoga beginner into a yoga expert. Few of my favorite topics were yoga philosophy, yogic diet, and human anatomy. Human anatomy helped me understand how different poses affect different muscles and organs. The stay was full of Western comforts and food was freshly cooked, vegetarian, and full of variety. "

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  • Review by Julie from Canada
    10 out of 10

    "For me, learning yoga in India is one of the unforgettable experiences of my life. I was already impressed with the diversity in Indian culture and traditions and now again quite happy after spending almost one month of my life at Arpit Yoga with the cooperative management and compassionate yoga masters. The training not only helped me in realizing me my true potential but also taught about how we can lift our society by being more compassionate and following a yogic life style."

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  • Review by Gullermo from Italy
    10 out of 10

    "I just became a certified yoga instructor after completing my training at Arpit Yoga. In my hometown, I learned yoga in a local yoga studio but was not satisfied as I knew yoga was much more than just practicing poses and breath exercises. After a brief research on the internet, I made up my mind to visit Rishikesh, India for a certified yoga course. I inquired few of the yoga schools in Rishikesh and finally shortlisted the Arpit Yoga as I find it affordable and liked the profile of its masters. The way the management received us and finding the students from across the world have assured me that I made a right decision by choosing this school."

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  • Review by Kylian from France
    10 out of 10

    "A master plays a great role while you learn something! For that, I feel myself lucky enough in learning yoga under the guidance and supervision of guru Vikas and Mohan. Without them, I would never be able to practice yoga with precision and without hurting myself. Thanks to the master who really understood my limitations and strengths and have accordingly given me the clues and tips."

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  • Review by Jennifer from USA
    10 out of 10

    "My experience and training with Arpit Yoga in Rishikesh will always remain with me as a life-changing way. It was one of the most rewarding moments in my life. I took admission as a fresher but now I have lot of confident and experience of the yogic life. Acharya Mohan has helped me every time I was down. But finally, I got the opportunity to reinforce faith and balance in myself and to interact with so many warm, wonderful individuals."

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