200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India (28 Days)

Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh

The 200 hour yoga teacher training program at Avatar Yoga School in Rishikesh, India is intended for people with a great spiritual interest, which they wish to explore through the study of traditional yoga. The course is led by instructors with deep personal insight into the path of Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa yoga. They will illuminate you with the intricacies of yogic theory and its application. Completing this yoga teacher training course will be an incredible metamorphosis for you. The lessons in the program will strengthen your personal practice, allowing you to use your own experience to start teaching others with confidence.

Retreat highlights

  • Daily meditation
  • Daily yoga classes
  • Outings to nearby locations
  • Yoga Alliance registered certificate
  • 27 nights accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian food

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


27 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 16
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Yoga studio
  • Free Wi-Fi

Avatar Yoga School is close to the Ganga River and is surrounded by ashrams and mountains. The place is very clean, modern and quite which lead place of services and one with natural beauty of environment for yoga and meditation program. Our entire student can immerse themselves in beauty and silence offering to their mind a rich source for inspiration. All care has been taken to provide the best level of hygiene, comfort and space for you to get the most out of your training with Avatar School of Yoga in the sacred land of Rishikesh near the Ganges River.

Avatar Yoga School 200hr YTT Program

In keeping with the requirements of Yoga Alliance - USA, the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training certificate program follows a tight schedule where each of the seven or eight training hours in the day are assigned to some aspect of yoga. The schedule of the Classical Hatha Yoga Teacher Training course is designed to facilitate your deep understanding and experience of yoga over the course of the 28-day program. Lessons on the art of teaching and class sequencing, as well as opportunities to teach, will be given throughout the day.

Curriculum

Asana

You will learn the asanas of classical Hatha yoga. For each posture you will be shown how to enter the position, the correct alignment in the final position, the Sanskrit name and the English name, the modifications, the benefits and the contraindications.

Pranayama

The practice of pranayama is crucial for preparing your body and mind for meditation. The Classical Hatha Yoga Teacher Training program includes the theory and practice of the essential methods of pranayama.

Meditation

This type of approach to the practice of asana will facilitate the experience of meditation, both in your asana practice and during seated meditation at the end of each day.

Mantra

Sanskrit mantra recitation during your morning Surya Namaskar practice will bring strength to your muscles, organs, respiratory system, and chakras. In addition, it will allow you to experience the rhythm of meditation in motion.

Mudras and Bandhas

In your 200-hour teacher training course, you will be taught the energy seals and locks of classical Hatha yoga.

Kriyas

By participating in the course, you will gain knowledge of all of the shatkarmas of classical Hatha yoga.

Yogic philosophy

Deepen your understanding of yoga by learning the philosophy of Pantanjali’s Yoga Sutras, the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, and the Baghavad Gita.

Anatomy

Your teacher training program provides education in the skeletomuscular, nervous, and respiratory systems. You will also learn about the anatomy of the chakras, nadis, and the koshas.

Teaching techniques and practice

In order to prepare you to teach yoga successfully, Avatar Yoga School incorporates throughout the daily classes guidance on how to teach others, while giving you opportunities to teach your fellow students, both in small groups and as the head of the class.

Ayurveda

A qualified Ayurvedic expert from Avatar Yoga School will introduce you to the key concepts of Ayurveda for the enhancement of your health and well-being.

Daily schedule

Monday - Friday

  • 07:00 - 09:00 Pranayama, Surya Namaskar and asana practice
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Yoga philosophy
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Alignment and teaching methods
  • 12:00 - 15:00 Lunch break
  • 15:00 - 16:00 Yoga anatomy or Ayurveda
  • 16:00 - 17:00 Satsang
  • 17:00 - 19:00 Yoga asana and meditation
  • 19:15 - 20:30 Dinner

Saturday

  • 07:00 - 09:00 Yogic cleansing process, pranayama, Uddiyana bandha, etc
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Alignment and teaching methods
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Karma yoga
  • 12:00 - 15:00 Lunch break
  • 15:00 - 18:00 Outing with Satsang
  • 19:15 - 20:30 Dinner

Instructors

Brajesh Sharma
(Yoga)
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200 (Yoga)
Brajesh Yogi is the founder of Avatar Yoga School as well as its lead instructor (ERYT-200, RYT 300). He is qualified from Agra University in Agra, India and earned a yoga diploma (D.Y.Ed) from Kaivalyadham, Lonavla, Pune. Brajesh is also qualified in satsang about upnishadic and vedic knowledge, as well as Vedanta and Guru Parampara by Shri Guruji from Vrindavan. In addition, he is a direct disciple of Shri O.P. Tiwariji (Head of Kaivalyadham, Lonavla). He has taught yoga in Switzerland, China, Japan, Russia, and Ukraine.

Retreat location

Rishikesh has been a main center of spiritual and religious activities since ancient times when sages and seers practiced severe penance and meditation here. By practicing yoga in Rishikesh near the holy river Ganges, surrounded on all sides by the beautiful foothills of the Himalayas, you will deepen your spiritual awareness and create a firm foundation in your personal practice, so you are able to effectively share your understanding of yoga with students.

Unique features

Activities

  • Massage
  • Spa

General

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony
  • Beach
  • Kitchen
  • Picnic area
  • River
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio

Services

  • ATM / banking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

Three times pure vegetarian meals are provided to the students. Food is prepared by expert Ayurvedic chefs who always keep in mind interest and health of the students while preparing the food. Complete hygiene is maintained in the Kitchen. The food is prepared with fresh ingredients, are less spicy and highly nutritious and of course tasty too. Special food is also prepared for the Students who prefer Vegan and are over eaters. Besides students also get drinks like Herbal tea and lemon water mixed with honey.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Yogic
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)

Sunday are half day for students when they are encouraged for self-study and deeper reflection of themselves and revise what they have already learned. Classes get over by lunch time and after that, they are encouraged to do some self-study. Later in the day, they can avail of the Ayurvedic message which is complimentary. At night they are taken to watch the famous Ganga Arti and enjoy much-awaited music concert which is specially organized for them.

Spa treatments

Ayurveda and holistic healing center, located within the premises, is available for those who may like to experience Ayurveda massages and treatments.

What's included

  • A twin share room with attached bathroom and hot shower
  • Wi-Fi connection
  • Vegetarian food 3 times daily
  • Tea 2 times daily
  • Cleansing process materials
  • Course Manuals
  • Yoga Alliance registered certificate

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Additional meals
  • Personal expenses

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Dehradun Airport (DED). Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest Airport to Rishikesh situated at a distance of 21 kilometers. Taxis are easily available from Jolly Grant Airport to Rishikesh. Jolly Grant Airport is well connected to Delhi with daily flights. Rishikesh is well connected by motorable roads with Jolly Grant Airport. Avatar Yoga School can arrange private taxi pickup from Dehradun Jolly Grant airport to Rishikesh for 15 USD.

Arrival by train/bus

Rishikesh is well connected by motorable roads with major destinations of Uttarakhand and northern states of India. Luxury and normal buses to Rishikesh are easily available from Delhi ISBT Kashmiri Gate and Meerut. Buses and taxis to Rishikesh are available from major destinations of Uttarakhand like Dehradun, Haridwar, Srinagar, Tehri, Uttarkashi etc. Rishikesh is situated on National Highway 58 which connects Badrinath. Avatar Yoga School can arrange a private taxi pickup for you from New Delhi International Airport directly to the school for 60 USD.

Rishikesh is well connected by railway networks with major destinations of India. Trains to Rishikesh Railway station are frequent. Taxis and buses are easily available from Rishikesh to Muni-ki-reti and Swargashram. Avatar Yoga School can arrange private taxi pickup from Haridwar Rail Station to Rishikesh for 15 USD.

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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