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Expert tip: This is one of the most popular yoga retreats offered in India.
Gyan Yog Breath brings together like-hearted yoga practitioners from all around the globe and creates an empowering sense of connection. The familiar, peaceful and open-minded yoga ashram in Rishikesh inspires profound transformation. Through small groups and a personalized learning environment, you can be sure to leave this place as a confident and knowledgeable individual and yoga instructor.
During this teacher training program, you will be staying at the Gyan Yog Breath Ashram. It is a bright, comfortable and spacious 20 room building with power backup, solar-panel system and Wi-Fi at the reception area. The resort ashram is located at the Rajaji National Park at the outskirts of Rishikesh. It provides a very peaceful and relaxing scenery. The building was newly constructed in January 2019.
The ashram has private, twin sharing and quadruple sharing rooms. Each room has its own bathroom with hot water rain shower, balcony or small terrace, desk, wardrobe and sitting space. All rooms have high ceilings, big windows and lots of natural light coming in.
The yoga hall has a 180-degree panorama view over the National Park, Ganges River and Visthapit residency area. Gyan Yog Breath offer laundry services (washing, drying, ironing) and filtered drinking water facilities. Gyan YogBreath provides bed sheets, pillows, toilet paper, blanket, towels and other basic amenities.
Gyan Yog Breath provides an excellent Yoga Alliance US and International approved 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program with the aim of teaching ancient traditional yoga with detoxification techniques to their students. Even if you are entirely new to yoga or a specialist searching to expand your practice, this teacher training course will give you immense confidence and inspiration to become a joyful and knowledgeable yoga teacher and individual.
Explore the divine intricacies of yoga in its many forms through this inspiring and life-changing program.
This 200-hour transformational yoga teacher training course covers all areas of yoga including yoga asanas, alignment, Hatha (main style), Ashtanga Vinyasa, alignment, mantra chanting, Shatkarma, yogic philosophy, Vedic scriptures, yogic anatomy, group discussions, Beach Yoga, Karma Yoga, and extra modules like "Transformational Breathing", "Ayurveda", and "Emotional Blockage Treatment".
During your stay, you will benefit from nutritious and energizing meals and cherish unforgettable moments. Gyan Yog Breath encourages uniqueness, self-love and acceptance. The Life-Changing 200 Hour Teacher Training helps you to gain everything you look for: peace, joy, clarity, and professional expertise.
You will experience the magical birthplace of yoga Rishikesh in combination with enriching wisdom and secret tips on how to become a radiating yoga teacher. Gyan Yog Breath focuses on personal attention, small groups, individual feedback and highly-qualified teaching staff. All teachers, gurus or masters of yoga here hold PhD or master degrees and some have been teaching all over the world (China, Germany, France, Switzerland, USA and Brazil).
The entire team is 24/7 reachable to make sure you feel safe, happy and understood. At the Info round (the evening before course start) you will be given all necessities like a new yoga mat, two-course books, cleansing materials, one mala, t-shirt and Rudraksh Mala.
All yoga levels are welcome from beginner to advanced. As one of the oldest and most experienced yoga schools in Rishikesh, Gyan Yog Breath has established an excellent course curriculum and knows the importance of building an accessible bridge between East and West.
All course materials, props and teacher training programs are registered and approved by Yoga Alliance. Students who complete their subsequent training are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®).
Classes are held Mondays to Saturdays from 06:00 to 19:30. On Sundays, you can choose to relax and rejuvenate or join one of our planned trips (cave meditation, city trip, trekking, waterfall trip).
Upon completion, you will have a yoga diploma for the 200-hour yoga teacher training, which is recognized by the International Yoga Federation and makes you eligible to register with Yoga Alliance. The course is also certified by the Indian Yoga Alliance for 200-hour yoga teacher training. After successful completion of the training, you can register with Yoga Alliance. For registration, you need to login to their website, and after filling needed information, you will get registered.
This course is created for individuals with aspirations of becoming yoga teachers but is appropriate for any individual wishing to further expand their yoga practice. Cultivate happiness, self-love, and positivity in a yoga program deeply devoted to spiritual growth and understanding. You will leave the program with the knowledge, experience, and confidence to become the yoga teacher of your dreams.
Every teacher and staff member is passionate and committed to providing the best possible experience for you. Gyan Yog Breath provides a spiritual environment for knowledge seekers to grow and nourish their souls. It’s a community built on love, enthusiasm, and a profound belief in the transformative powers of yoga.
Yogic postures comprise four hours of the daily schedule. You will be introduced to the various asanas in a systematic manner with a progressively increasing level of difficulty. Once the basics are mastered, asana flows, adjustments and subtle aspects of breath & awareness will be brought into focus. During the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training you will:
You will learn how to adjust asanas and understand how adjustment can deepen your practice. You will cover their benefits, modifications and cautions. We use different props such as bolsters, belts, pillows and blocks to maximize the effect.
You will learn techniques to work with vital energy centers in the body with the goal of becoming proficient enough to teach these skills to your students.
Yogic cleansing practices will be integrated into the daily morning schedule and will work in conjunction with the asana practices.
You will cover a range of meditation techniques that will help build concentration and focus in your daily practice. Techniques include Om chanting, Chakra and Power of Transformation meditation.
A range of mantras will be taught including the Gayatri Mantra and many more. Find your inner harmony in these sessions.
Besides the body systems of the human body, you will gain practical and theoretical knowledge of:
This class will focus on introducing you to the basic philosophy, concepts and history of yoga. It will cover the various traditional philosophies and viewpoints, insights from modern research and ways in which the essence of this holistic life-view can be integrated into a modern lifestyle. During your 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, you will cover:
This class will give you the necessary building blocks to devise your own yoga class. Learn how to motivate your students by teaching inclusively to the range of abilities that you may be faced with.
Teaching Practise is the last practical part of the course. You will:
Emotional Blockage Treatment is a sacred healing therapy that aims to implement emotional freedom, peace and detoxification. Through pressing certain points in your body, accumulated energy blockages are removed and the energy can flow at its maximum again. Accumulated energy blockages result in depression, anxiety and various physical and mental diseases.
This module will help you to free yourself from past pain and repetitive negative thoughts. You will also learn how to give this treatment to others. Gyan Yog Breath believes that a clear mind and a healthy body are the foundation of a happy and peaceful life.
You will learn the primary Ashtanga Sequence, Sun Salutation Variations, Jumps, Counter-Poses and Benefits.
The Ayurveda Classes cover the Introduction to Ayurveda, Doshas, Gunas, Dietary Recommendations, Health According to Ayurveda and Personal Consultation.
Gyan Yog Breath has a partnership with Pankh - the Creativity School, a school for slum children in Rishikesh. The school provides free education to the children. The Yoga Teacher Training students get to create fun yoga workshops for the kids and teach them the secrets of yoga as part of their training program.
Lakhi is a certified meditation instructor from the Bihar School of Yoga. His calm and radiant nature allows his students to feel guided well. He teaches various meditation techniques at Gyan Yog Breath such as Kundalini Meditation, Silent Meditation, Awareness Meditation, Osho Meditation, Transformational Meditation and Candle Light Meditation. Lakhi know his subject very well and has been teaching at the Yoga Teacher training program since the 2008.
Dhammo studied English and Arts, Photography and Administrations. At Gyan Yog Breath, he is responsible for the management and organization of courses, classes and overall well-being of the students. All students love his calm and bright nature.
Vipul holds a doctor’s degree in yoga science. He has two master degrees; one in yoga philosophy and one in Sanskrit (the ancient language of yoga). He has also done Post Graduate Diploma in yoga and holistic health. Vipul has deep knowledge about Ayurveda and yogic therapeutic system. Vipul has written two dissertations about yoga. he has been invited two times in international yoga conference and many times in national seminars in India. His many research papers about yoga and culture have been published in some famous yoga magazines.
Yogi Manish learnt yoga asana, pranayama, alignment, shatkarma and philosophy at the Bihaar School of Yoga and has a Master Degree in Yoga. He is a very precise, exact and corrective teacher who challenges his students and puts them at ease at the same time. He introduces various techniques and gives inspirational tips for new yoga teachers.
Learning yoga in Rishikesh means learning yoga from its beginnings. At Gyan Yog Breath, you will meet yoga masters who surrender their lives completely to the path of yoga. They practise and know yoga for many lives already and see it as their purpose to spread its power and uniqueness.
Rishikesh is also known as the World Capital of Yoga. As the source and birth city of yoga, Rishikesh is a magical and holy place that has been somehow attracting people from all over the world for many years already. You can be sure that you will meet like-minded people here and make friendships that will last forever.
The city is divided into two parts by the Ganges River and surrounded by the Himalayan mountains - beautiful scenery. All over Rishikesh, you can find local markets, unique shops and breath-taking views of the holy River and nature.
Rishikesh is 7 hours away from Delhi (by bus) and 40 minutes away from Dehradun Airport (by taxi).
The Ashram is located directly at the Ganges River and National Park at Visthapit Residency which is a few kilometres away from the busy and noisy main market (bazaar). While listening to the birds and nature sounds, you have the opportunity to commit to a true journey within. Enjoy the sunset evening walks along the River and maybe you will be able to spot an elephant as well!
The area is completely safe and people are very friendly. From the ashram, you can walk to the main road and catch a Tuk-Tuk to get to the city centre. It’s only a 15-minute ride. There are lots of shops, ATMs, cafés and restaurants. Every Sunday, Gyan Yog Breath offers a weekend excursion so you get to explore the surroundings as well.
People from different countries, from all around the world, visit this divine city to enjoy nature and learn yoga and other forms of spirituality. The Center is surrounded by beautiful scenery and green surroundings, rushing and flowing rivers, and tranquil nature. These views have the power to purify and heal your soul completely.
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The team of chefs, helpers and staff is very passionate about cooking and love to create delicious meals that nourish body, mind and soul. To the best of their abilities, they have taken extra care using natural, non-toxic ingredients to ensure that daily freshly cooked food is offered. Gyan Yog Breath uses Ayurvedic herbs for easy digestion and avoids too many spices. There will be a variety of veggies, fruits, grains, dhals, soups, chutney and salads.
Three vegetarian or vegan sattvic meals will be provided during your complete stay at the ashram from Monday to Saturday. Meals will also be provided without any additional charges on Sunday, with prior notice.
Meat, eggs and fish are not allowed at the ashram. All meals are prepared with much care and love.
During your free time, you can visit temples, go shopping, experience Ganges sunset walks or explore the natural treasures at the nearby area including caves, river beaches and waterfalls. The ashram has badminton equipment as well.
If you are seeking alternative therapies to heal, increase relaxation, or learn more about yourself, Gyan Yog Breath has a variety of spiritual treatments available such as Reiki.
When you’re in the mood to watch a movie (Bollywood/any other), you are welcome to join the Saturday-movie nights. At Gyan Yog Breath, they play nice movies and sometimes also yoga documentaries.
A really fun part about Rishikesh is having many shops, stalls, and stores. If you have time on Sundays, go wander around to the Laxman Jhula Area for a bit and see what you can find. There are lots of fun clothing to buy like pants, shirts, shawls, and scarves. Some other items that are available in the nearby markets include candles, yoga gear, natural or Ayurvedic beauty and personal care products, religious items, healthy food, snacks, and much more.
Jolly Grant Airport
Once you confirm your spot, Gyan Yog Breath team will be in constant touch with you advising and ensuring your smooth arrival to the school.
Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), from where you can take a domestic flight to Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun (DED). The price of the ticket ranges depending on when you book it, but it’s usually around 30-70 USD. Upon arrival, you can use a complimentary taxi ride that takes you from Dehradun airport to the Gyan Yog Breath Ashram.
Alternatively, you can also hire a private car to take you from Delhi to Rishikesh (6-7 hour ride). The cost is 5000 INR. Gyan Yog Breath will be pleased to organize a safe taxi for you. The taxi driver will hold a sign with your Name up at your arrival Gate in Delhi.
The Volvo buses from Delhi to Rishikesh stop running around 21:00. If your plane arrives in Delhi in the evening, you will have to get a hotel for the night and then make your way to Delhi ISBT (inter-state bus terminus) in the morning. From the airport, you can get a prepaid taxi to take you to Delhi ISBT. The price from the Delhi airport to Delhi ISBT will be 5000 INR.
Once you arrive at Delhi ISBT, navigate your way to the bus station’s ticket stands, on the second level (go up the escalator). Go to the Uttarakhand State booth and ask when the next Volvo bus will be leaving for Rishikesh. The bus ticket approximately costs between 300 to 400 INR.
Once you arrive at Rishikesh bus station, find an auto rickshaw (tuk-tuk) to take you to the ashram at Rishikesh, Visthapit, Nearby Redford International School.
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