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Yoga Teacher Training in India

Are you ready to change your life? Drishti Yoga School's foundational 200-hour yoga teacher training in Rishikesh will advance your practice, take you deeper into the many layers of yoga, build your confidence and help find your voice. Not to mention you will go deep, have had a lot of fun, and make lifelong friends. This program is designed for both those wanting to deepen their practice and for aspiring teachers.

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Highlights

  • Participation in different traditional cultural activities
  • Training by the highest trained and most experienced instructors
  • Gain practical experience to be ready to teach both group and private classes
  • Class sizes range from 10 to 18 students - never more with individual attention
  • Be part of a life-long community of alumni and professionals who support your growth
  • In-depth understanding of intelligent sequencing and how to sequence your own classes
  • 24 nights accommodation with 3 daily meals
  • Weekly group activities and excursions

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Yoga styles


24 days with instruction
Group size: 10-18 participants
Airport transfer included: Jolly Grant Airport
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Kitchen
  • Labyrinth
  • Lobby
  • Smoke-free property
  • Terrace
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio
  • ATM / banking
  • Conference room
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Wireless internet

You will be accommodated in private or shared rooms according to your requirements. All the rooms come with an attached clean western style bathroom, 24-hour hot and cold water supply, filtered drinking water, and a clean mountain view from the balcony.

You will get:

  • Clean bedsheets
  • Pillows
  • Bath towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Blankets

Program

This 200-hour yoga teacher training retreat provides the fundamentals you need to become a certified yoga teacher or take your own practice to the next level. Ideal for advanced yoga practitioners and yoga enthusiasts, personal trainers, group exercise instructors, and even the yoga-curious. You also learn how to offer modifications, posture options, clarification of contraindications, and how to create a complete series of classes with progressive levels of difficulty.

Master the art of yoga with our specially curated program to give trainees an understanding of yogic philosophy in a fair and well-structured form. It enables you to experience both physical and mental relaxation and to realize the importance of a moment of calmness and personal space in your everyday life. In simple terms, the ultimate escape from the mundane to the spiritual, where you experience harmony and peace.

You are invited to take this precious moment out of your life, to discover who you truly are, and transform yourself and your life in ways that are unimaginable…

Daily schedule

  • 06:00 - 07:00 Pranayama

With the 6 cleansing techniques of Shatkarma to filter your organs and the practice of Pranayama to control your breath, start your yoga practice.

  • 07:00 - 08:30 Vinyasa yoga flow

Among the contemporary styles of yoga; Vinyasa Flow Yoga helps you to switch from one asana to another with ease, using breath.

  • 08:30 - 09:30 Breakfast

After the morning session, it’s time to satiate your hunger with healthy, hygienic, and organic food, directly from the kitchen.

  • 09:30 - 10:30 Yoga philosophy

One of the important terms of yoga, beyond asanas, is Yoga Philosophy where you will unveil the theory behind your practice and understand it well.

  • 10:45 - 11:45 Yoga anatomy

With the class of yoga anatomy, you will become aware of the muscles and parts of the human body with their origin, main functions, and actions.

  • 12:00 - 13:00 Alignment, Adjustment, and Methodology

The next class after the break is Alignment, Adjustment, and Methodology where you will understand to perform asanas with the right technique.

  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
  • 16:00 - 17:30 Ashtanga yoga

With Ashtanga yoga class, the next step in your yoga practice is to learn to maintain balance, focus, and coordination while performing any asanas

  • 18:00 - 19:00 Meditation

A class should end with remembering God and so the last class of the day is of Meditation and Mantra Chanting to satiate your soul and mind.

  • 19:10 - 20:00 Dinner

After the end of the class, you now need the energy to relax your body and food to satiate your hunger. At 19:10, you all are welcome at the dining area.

Subjects covered in this yoga course

  • Hatha yoga
  • Ashtanga Primary Series
  • Vinyasa yoga flow and Mysore style Ashtanga
  • Body alignment and anatomy
  • Yoga philosophy
  • Basic of Acro yoga
  • Meditation
  • Sound healing

Vinyasa yoga flow

  • Standing yoga asanas
  • Seated vinyasa sequences
  • Seated posterior stretch sequences
  • One leg yoga sequences
  • The supine asanas
  • The bow pose asanas
  • The triangle pose asanas
  • The inverted posture asanas
  • Meditative pose asanas
  • Viseha vinyasa karma

Ashtanga Yoga

  • Surya Namaskar A
  • Surya Namaskar B
  • Full Primary Series: Padangusthasana
  • Padahasthasana
  • Utthita Trikonasana
  • Parivrtta Trikonasana
  • Utthita Parsvakonasana
  • Parivrtta Parsvakonasana
  • Prasarita Padottanasana A, B, C, and D
  • Parsvottanasana
  • Eka Pada Padangusthasana A, B, C, and D
  • Ardha Baddha Padmottanasana Utkatasana
  • Virabhadrasana A and B
  • Dandasana
  • Paschimottanasana A, B, C, and D
  • Purvattanasana
  • Ardha Baddha Padma Uttanasana
  • Triang Mukaikapada Pashimottanasana
  • Janu Sirsasana A, B, and C
  • Marichyasana A, B, C, and D
  • Navasana
  • Bhujapidasana
  • Kurmasana
  • Supta Kurmasana
  • Garbha Pindasana
  • Kukkutasana
  • Baddha Konasana A and B
  • Konasana
  • Upavishta Konasana
  • Supta Konasana
  • Supta Padangusthasana A and B
  • Ubhaya Padanghusthasana
  • Urdhva Mukha Pashimottanasana
  • Setu Bandhasana
  • Urdhva Dhanurasana
  • Salamba Sarvangasana
  • Halasana
  • Karnapidasana
  • Urdhva Pindasana
  • Matsyasana
  • Urdhva Padmasana
  • Sirsasana
  • Urdhva Dandasana
  • Baddha Padmasana
  • Yoga mudra
  • Uplutih
  • Savasana

Pranayama and Shatkarma

  • Introduction of pranayama
  • Benefits of pranayama
  • General guidelines
  • Clavicular
  • Thoracic and diaphragmatic breathing (yogic breathing)
  • Ujjayi
  • Bhastrika
  • Kapalbhati
  • Nadi - Sodhana
  • Bhramari
  • Surya - Bhedi and Chandra – Bhedi Sheetali and Sheetkari
  • Rubber - neti
  • Jalaneti
  • Kapalbhati - cleansing the lungs

Yoga Philosophy

  • Introduction to yoga, its philosophy, and evolution
  • Introduction to yoga sutras of Patanjali
  • Definition of yoga
  • 4 aspects of the mind and its functions
  • The daily schedule of a yoga student
  • Principles of 5 basic elements and the 10 senses
  • Yama and niyama
  • Asana, pranayama and pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, samadhi
  • Pancha – Vayus
  • Panchakoshas
  • Sattva, rajas, and tamas (triguna)
  • Introduction to chakras and their functions
  • 3 doshas
  • 4 padas of yoga sutras
  • Lives of yogis (inspiring stories)
  • Diet and nutrition for a yogi

Yoga Anatomy

  • Digestive system
  • Respiratory system
  • Circulatory system
  • Nervous system
  • Endocrine system
  • Organ bodily system
  • Nadis
  • Chakras
  • Muscular system
  • Skeletal system
  • Muscle functions according to joint movements

Teaching Methodology

  • Positive and conscious communication
  • Friendship and trust
  • Time management
  • Qualities of a teacher
  • Principles of demonstrating, observing, assisting, and correcting
  • Use of voice in class
  • Mental and emotional preparation for teaching
  • Class preparation
  • Step by step class structure planning

Included excursions

Extra activities that you will do together:

  • A sunrise trip to the famous Kunjapuri temple in the Himalayas.
  • Beach yoga session near Ganga Ji
  • Meditation inside the Vasisth Cave
  • Waterfall trekking
  • Free Indian cooking class
  • Visiting Parmarth Niketan temple for famous prayer
  • One live mantra chanting music session
  • Heena art and stone painting

Instructors

Yogi Yashpal Ji

Retreat location

The school is situated in the mountains of Rishikesh. It has a yoga studio, dining area, chill-out zones, a beautiful rooftop, and free Wi-Fi. The local market is 300 to 400 meters far from the yoga school.

Everything is close to the school such as shops, cafes, restaurants, ATMs, healthcare, and organic stores. The institute serves to provide proper care, quality of food, learning conditions, practices, as well as world-class faculty. It chooses the organic way of living and uses organic food for cooking.

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

Yoga is so much more than disciplining your practice and a Yoga teacher training in Rishikesh can be the right opportunity to learn more about Yoga as a lifestyle! You can’t fully immerse into the amazing world of yoga without considering your nutrition! Nutrition is definitely a huge part of a yoga journey and, combining the right foods with a healthy lifestyle is definitely going to make a huge difference in both your body and soul!

Drishti Yoga School offers mainly vegan and vegetarian meals to their guests to help them reconnect with nature, with its green gifts and to rebalance their bodies in an easy and delicious way.

You will be served three yogic and nutritious meals daily. The school prepares healthy and yummy food, as well as shares ideas while cooking in a cozy environment. They have lots of good stuff such as fresh vegetables, salads, fresh fruits, juices, and so much more.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea
  • Detox juices

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Yogic
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Group excursions/activities and weekend/day off excursions
  • Course manual
  • 3 times yogic meals
  • 24 nights accommodation
  • Airport pickup from Jolly Grant Airport (DED)
  • A 200-hour course certificate
  • Wi-Fi connection

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Personal expenses

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Airport: Jolly Grant Airport Airport transfer included: Jolly Grant Airport No additional charges. 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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This training is available all year round with arrival every 1st of the month. Please select your arrival date below. 

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This trip requires a minimum of 10 participants

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