Yoga Teacher Training India

This yoga teacher training course is a multi-style yoga course offered by the Association of Yoga and Meditation (AYM). This course expands your knowledge, skills, and understanding towards yoga and its principles. It is an advanced course for students who have successfully completed the 200-hour yoga teacher training course. You will incorporate subtle and detailed techniques of yoga as well as enhancing the knowledge on the ability to teach and self-practice at an advanced level.

Meet the instructors

Dr. Sumit, Yogacharya Mahesh, & Jayakumaran
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Highlights

  • Yoga therapy
  • Daily yoga classes
  • Daily practice of yoga asanas
  • Yoga sutra and anatomy lectures
  • Certification by International Yoga Alliance USA
  • Meditation and pranayama sessions
  • 28 nights accommodation
  • All meals

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


28 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 20
Airport transfer available:
Dehradun Airport (US$20 per person)
Airport transfer available:
Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$60 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
11:00
Check-out Time:
13:00

Facilities

  • Spa
  • Café
  • Yoga studio
  • Currency exchange
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Medical assistance
  • Tour assistance

AYM School Rishikesh is located in soothing and serene surroundings of Himalayas which is a wonderful view to have in Rishikesh. It is set back in the stunning location of Tapovan, Rishikesh and is surrounded by beautiful mountains, waterfalls, and supreme tranquility. For your intensive yoga teacher training, there is a beautiful bright studio with big windows on all sides where you can enjoy the panoramic view of the breath-taking mountains and hills surrounding the accommodation.

All 30 of the rooms at the ashram are new and comfortable. They all come with an attached private washroom as well as warm water. All rooms will have a wonderful, big window facing towards the mountains. The room has air-conditioning, filtered water system, bed sheets, pillows, towels, blankets, and en-suite bathrooms.

Program

Certifications

Upon completion of this yoga teacher training, Association for Yoga and Meditation (AYM) will award you the yoga diploma, which is internationally recognized by Yoga Alliance USA and International Yoga Federation. The course is also certified by Indian Yoga Alliance. After successful completion of this yoga teacher certification, anyone can register with Yoga Alliance USA and the school will approve every request.

Elligibility

This course is suitable for those who have finished the 200-hour course, as you may not understand certain concepts of yoga without it. This 300-hour yoga teacher training certification is open for anyone who is interested in learning the ancient science of health and spirituality after finishing 200-hour yoga teacher training course at any yoga school. This yoga teacher training certification course in Rishikesh, India is suitable for everyone, whether intermediate or advanced level of students and make them an expert in designing class and various lesson planning for yoga therapy.

It is available for all of those who have some past experience with yoga although your eligibility will be assessed after you send in your application form. To get a diploma at the 300-hour yoga instructor course, a student needs to attend the full four-week course which includes eight yoga modules. If a student has already completed any of the modules, AYM School Rishikesh will examine the student's proficiency and a waver will be given for that module. Assessments will be based on written assignments as well as practical evaluations and student conduct will also be a part of the assessment criteria.

Outline of syllabus

On the starting day, participants will receive a booklet containing the details of the syllabus. The following is a brief detail of the syllabus for a diploma in 300-hour yoga instructor certification course.

  • Module one: Concept and meaning of yoga therapy, history of yoga therapy, characteristics of yoga therapy, principles and basis of yoga therapy, and integrated approach of yoga therapy
  • Module two: Concept of health and disease, mechanism of disease according to yoga, and development and reversal of disease according to soul, mind, and body approach
  • Module three: Physiology of stress and how stress leads to psychosomatic ailments, as well as stress management through yoga
  • Module four: Soul, mind, and body approach and its use in understanding development of disease and reversal of disease
  • Module five: Yoga for common psychosomatic ailment like back pain; yoga for sciatica; yoga for diabetes, high blood pressure, and asthma; yoga for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, and many other diseases; and yoga in pregnancy (prenatal yoga and post-natal yoga)
  • Module six: Concept and meaning of multi-style yoga, rope yoga, chair yoga for treatment, physiological basis of dynamic and static forms of yoga, Power yoga, Flow yoga, Hatha Vinyasa, Sivananda yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga, Restorative yoga, Iyengar yoga, Vinyasa Flow yoga, pranayama, meditation, and teaching methodology
  • Module seven: Teaching methodology and principles of teaching, followed by teaching practice
  • Module eight: Basic knowledge of Ayurveda which can help in healthy living, how to use Ayurveda according to dosha to diagnose and cure, and use of Ayurveda for sequencing and practice of yoga of one own kind

Multi-style

This includes Ashtanga yoga, Power yoga, Flow yoga, Hatha Vinyasa, Sivananda yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga, Restorative yoga, Iyengar yoga, and Vinyasa Flow yoga.

Yoga Therapy

This is yoga for back pains, yoga for high blood pressure, yoga for constipation, yoga for irritable bowel syndrome, yoga for heart diseases, yoga for diabetes, yoga for pregnancy, yoga for looking young, yoga for positive health, yoga for headaches and migraines, yoga for arthritis, yoga for asthma, yoga for neck pain, and more.

Yoga ethics and codes of conduct during the course

Yoga is that discipline which begins with self-discipline as explained by Maharishi Patanjali in the beginning of yoga sutra. According to the master, it is easy to practice and realize the goal of yoga if you follow proper yoga ethics or yama and niyamas. These are the guidelines to follow at the yoga school:

  • Be punctual in classes and avoid absenteeism (95 percent attendance is necessary)
  • Show respect and be polite to everyone
  • Maintain silence after 10 p.m. and most of the time when possible to conserve your energy
  • Sleep on given time and eat on given time to develop a better life style
  • Yoga teacher training is not only for teaching but it is first for self-practice, so remain dedicated to participate in different classes
  • Be involved in selfless activities conducted at the ashram without any ego

Structure of the course

There will be an expert teacher on the teaching team for each class. There will be six to seven classes every day focusing on practice of breathing exercise, yoga therapy, Vinyasa yoga, and multi-style, along with lectures on yoga sutra and anatomy by the specific expert teacher of that field. This intense yoga teacher training will empower both your teaching ability and self practice at an advanced level.

The structure of the course is 240 hours of contact hours and 60 hours of assignments and teaching practice. The features of this course include:

  • Explanations in detail of asana and its therapeutic effect on human anatomy and physiology
  • Ashram lifestyle, which is healthy for happy living, release of stress, and how to cure diseases with yoga
  • Different styles of yoga
  • Inexpensive teacher training
  • Best yoga teacher training school in Rishikesh with experienced yoga teachers (RYT-500) and over 20 years of teaching experience

Yoga class schedule

The coursework studied in the 300-hour yoga teacher training in India at the yoga ashram in Rishikesh is in accordance with the Yoga Alliance USA guidelines. The following is the tentative daily schedule and can change according to need by course director or leader.

  • 06:00 Wake up
  • 06:30 Pranayama and meditation or kriya
  • 08:00 Tea
  • 08:15 Yoga therapy (multi-style)
  • 10:00 Breakfast
  • 11:00 Lecture
  • 12:45 Lunch
  • 13:30 Karma yoga
  • 14:00 Rest or self-study
  • 15:30 Lecture on anatomy
  • 16:30 Lecture on yoga philosophy
  • 17:30 Asana practice or teaching practice
  • 18:45 Dinner
  • 19:30 Self-study or cultural program
  • 22:00 Lights off

Instructors

Dr. Sumit
Dr. Sumit has learned yoga and is an expert in the fields of physical therapy, posture imbalance, and sedentary life disorders. He has a Master’s degree in Physical therapy, with a focus on orthopedy and a diploma in Sports Medicine as well as a trained Pilate’s instructor from the Indian Academy of Fitness Training. He teaches Yoga combining with Therapy and Human Physiology. Due to his teaching style, he is very popular amongst our students as he conveys in-depth and practical knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology.
Yogacharya Mahesh Bhatt
Yogacharya Mahesh Bhatt has done a P.G. Diploma and Master in Yogic Sciences. He was awarded a Gold medal due to his excellent academic performance. He is currently teaching Yoga Therapy along with Ayurveda and Philosophy.
Jayakumaran Annasamy
Jayakumaran began his yogic journey in 2007. He emphasized on becoming a yoga master focusing on Spiritual Yoga, Yoga Precision, and Alignment. He then met Parveen Nair to guide him further on Iyengar Yoga and became his student. He studied 3 years Iyengar Yoga Method and also attended many yoga workshops which were run by Parveen Nair and Rina Ortiz which enhanced his knowledge and practice.

Retreat location

The retreat will take place at AYM School Rishikesh, India. The school is surrounded by the eternal beauty of green Himalayas, which is a treat to watch. The place is calm, peaceful and soothing which inspires you to practice yoga and meditation. This place is a land of yogis and tourists with the Holy River Ganga flowing nearby.

Rishikesh is a city in India and is honored as the capital city of yoga as it is claimed as the birthplace of yoga. The roots of yoga belong here, which makes it a perfect destination for learning and gaining yoga knowledge. Rishikesh is also one of the most popular tourist places in India due to the presence of Holy River Ganga, which also makes this place a spiritual city where you can experience the culture of India.

Unique features

Activities

  • Massage

General

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Yoga studio

Services

  • Free Wi-Fi / computer
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Medical assistance
  • Tour assistance

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

During the course, three times proper and nutritious meal is served to the students as the practice of yoga courses require and healthy body and mind. A pure vegetarian meal is served three times a day i.e. breakfast, lunch and dinner which is prepared hygienically. AYM School Rishikesh emphasize the yogic food for all our students.

A variety of unlimited food is served during the course to the students with the herbal tea, which is served three times a day. Herbal tea is good for the health and is a refreshment for the students.

Refreshment and meal schedule

  • 08:00 Tea
  • 10:00 Breakfast
  • 12:40 Lunch
  • 18:45 Dinner

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Tea

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

  • Vegetarian
  • 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)

  • Night camping
  • Visiting religious caves and temples
  • Ayurveda massage
  • Exploring Rishikesh

What's included

  • All meals
  • Daily yoga practice
  • All eight modules of theoretical training
  • 3 herbal masala tea
  • Daily yoga practice
  • A t-shirt with AYM school logo
  • One Rudraksha Mala
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • Vegetarian food
  • Other study material
  • Musical evenings with prayers and bhajans
  • Detox kit
  • Visiting for Ganga aarti, spiritual places and temples
  • Yoga Alliance certification
  • Rishikesh sightseeing
  • 28 nights accommodation

What's not included

  • Airport transfers

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) is the entry point to India for every international flight. As there is no direct flight to Rishikesh, you need to take another flight to Dehradun Airport (DED) to reach Rishikesh if you wish to travel via airplane. Upon arrival at Dehradun Airport (DED), you will need to fetch a taxi to AYM School Rishikesh. AYM School Rishikesh can arrange a pick up taxi from the airport and the cost is 80 USD (for a single traveller) and 60 USD per person for two travellers from Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). From Dehradun Airport (DED) the cost is 20 USD per person.

Arrival by bus

To reach Rishikesh from Delhi via bus, you need to go to an ISBT bus stand. The bus ride will take around seven to eight hours.

Arrival by train

If you wish to travel by train, you will need to take a train from Delhi Railway Station to Haridwar. From there, you can fetch a bus to Rishikesh. The distance from Haridwar to Rishikesh is approximately 29 kilometers.

Arrival by taxi

AYM School Rishikesh can arrange a pickup from Delhi or Dehradun Airport (DED). The cost of taxi transfer from Delhi is 80 USD per person per way for a private transfer and 60 USD per person per way for a shared ride. From Dehradun Airport (DED), the taxi pickup is 20 USD per person.

Airport: Dehradun Airport Airport transfer available: Dehradun Airport (US$20 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport Airport transfer available: Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$60 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

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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