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 hatha yoga. The course is led by instructors with deep personal insight into the path of hatha 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In your 200-hour teacher training course, you will be taught the energy seals and locks of classical Hatha yoga.
By participating in the course, you will gain knowledge of all of the shatkarmas of classical Hatha yoga.
Deepen your understanding of yoga by learning the philosophy of Pantanjali’s Yoga Sutras, the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, and the Baghavad Gita.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
Ayurveda and holistic healing center, located within the premises, is available for those who may like to experience Ayurveda massages and treatments.
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.
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.