Yoga Teacher Training India

Join this 100-hour yoga teacher training to receive fundational knowledge for teaching yoga. Yoga goes beyond the posture, that is why the classes include diverse topics such as Hatha yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Ayurvedic medicine, philosophy, meditation, everyday living, and much more. You will learn yoga according to the ancient Himalayan tradition. Hari Om Yoga Vidya School preserves what is lost by many schools who see yoga as mere exercise. Hari Om Yoga Vidhya School is a small school with a big message. They are a family who lives yoga and wants to pass it on.

Retreat highlights

  • Teaching methodology
  • Anatomy and physiology classes
  • Yogic physiology and philosophy lessons
  • Asana, pranayama, and mantra chanting sessions
  • Kriyas, meditation, and yoga Nidra topics
  • Rafting or trekking excursion
  • 13 nights accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Yoga styles


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

Facilities

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Terrace
  • Yoga studio
  • Free Wi-Fi

During this teacher training, you will stay either in a private room or a shared double room. At Hari Om Yoga Vidya School, they are very concerned about the locality and other staying facilities for the students. They took extra care of the students to give them the feel of natural view of Rishikesh. All the accommodation facilities are duly verified in terms of comfort so that they can give the best to the students. Every room has hot shower and free Wi-Fi.

Program

Nowadays, many yoga schools are following paths that differ from what yoga really is. Sometimes yoga is misunderstood with body stretching, physical exercise or relaxing, but yoga has a lot more to offer. Hari Om Yoga Vidya School follows the tradition kept from thousands of years by sages from the Hymalayas. They are very proud of the quality of the teachers they have gathered for you.

All of them have an extensive background and expertise, but most important they give classes with purpose. Their main goal is not to teach you the right asana (position) but to look after your individual growth so that you can share it to your friends and family and later to your students. Hari Om Yoga Vidya School is a family with the goal of learn from the ancient tradition the ways for a happier and more meaningful life.

They love that all students spend as much time as possible with the teachers and stay in touch after the course ends. Everyone is invited to this courses even if you have no experience. Practicing is very important to become a competent teacher and it is always recommended that you have at least two years of experience before or after the course to start teaching groups.

After this course, you will have the certification of completion from Yoga Alliance. If you are an experienced student you will be able to become a yoga teacher if not; it's recommended that you keep practicing for a while until you feel confident to teach.

Teacher training curriculum

Asana (Classical Postures)

  • Traditional way of performing Asana meditatively - 1.Centering, 2.Entering,3.Refining,4.Holding,5.Coming out,6.Reflection
  • Astanga Vinyas flow - Series 1
  • Surya Namaskar(Sun Salutations) - Dynamic Surya Namaskar, Surya Namaskar with breathe awareness, Surya Namaskar with Mantra Chanting
  • Posture Modifications
  • Classifications of Posture - Standing Poses, Sitting Poses, Backward bending Poses, Forward bending Poses, Spinal Twisting Poses, Fire series, Inversion Poses, Shavasana
  • Postural alignment & Art of adjustment
  • Avoid Common injuries
  • Counter Pose
  • Contraindications
  • Benefits

Pranayam(Expansion of Vital Energy)

  • Introduction about Pranayam
  • Benefits Pranayam
  • Physiology of Pranayam
  • Sitting postures for Pranayam practice
  • How to establish Diaphragmatic breathing before Pranayam Practice
  • 1:1, 1:2 and 1:4 Breathing practices
  • Types of Pranayam - Nadi Shodhana pranayama, Ujjayee; Kapalabhati Kriya; Bhastrika; Shitali and Shitkari; Brahmari; Anuloma Viloma; Suryabedhi Pranayam,
  • Guidelines for regular Pranayam practices

Bandhas(Lock)

  • Jalandhara Bandha (Chin lock)
  • Uddiyana Bandha (Abdominal lock)
  • Moola Bandha (Root lock)

Practice Relaxation and Yoga Nidra

  • Introduction of relaxation
  • Importance of relaxation in daily life
  • Sequences of relaxation
  • Tension Relaxation
  • Systematic Relaxation
  • 31 Relaxation
  • 61 points Relaxation
  • Preparation For Yoga Nidra

Meditation

  • Introduction about Meditation
  • Roll of Meditation in our daily life
  • Sitting positions for Meditation
  • 2mn Meditations or short meditations are effective
  • 16 steps of Basic Meditation
  • So Hum Mediation
  • Meditation & Mantra Japa
  • Spinal breathing Meditation
  • Sushumna Meditation & Chakra

Anatomy and physiology

  • Introduction about anatomy and physiology
  • Skeletal system
  • Muscular system
  • Nervous system
  • Digestive System
  • Endocrine System
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Effect of Yoga Posture on muscles and systems
  • Nadis (Energy channels)
  • Chakras (Energy plexus)
  • Pancha tatwa (Five great elements)
  • Panchakosha (Five sheaths)
  • Pancha Pranas(Five vital energy)

Yoga Philosophy

  • General Introduction: Six School of Indian Philosophy
  • Yogic Teachings In Modern Living
  • Intro to Six School of Indian philosophy- Highlights of Sankya & Yoga
  • History of yoga- with Science
  • Intro of Pattanjali Yoga Sutras
  • Highlight of Astanga Yoga
  • Yama
  • Niyam
  • Asana
  • Pranayam
  • Pratyahara
  • Dharana
  • Dhyana
  • Samadhi
  • Introduction Hatha Yoga Pradipika
  • Introduction to Bhagavad Gita
  • Study of Bhagavad Gita in relation to Astanga Yoga Part-1
  • Study of Bhagavad t Gita in relation to Astanga Yoga Part-2
  • Introduction to Mandukya Upanishad
  • Introduction to Tantra
  • Ethics

Ayurved

  • Basic Princeple of Ayurved
  • Basic Doshas
  • Trigunas
  • Balance of the Mind & Ayurvedic Diet

Mudras

  • Jnana Mudra
  • Dyan Mudra
  • Vishnu mudra
  • Bhairava mudra
  • Hridaya mudra and more

Mantra Chanting

  • What is Mantra?
  • Benefits of Mantra chanting
  • Om Mantra
  • Morning Mantra
  • Guru Mantra
  • Meal Mantra
  • Health Mantra
  • Gayatri Mantra and More
  • Suryanamaskar Mantras - 12 names of Sun
  • Sanskrit counting 1 to 20
  • Traditional name of the Asanas in Sanskrit & English
  • Yoga Sutra - Important selective Sutras in Sankrit & English

Satkriya (Cleaning)

  • Jala Neti
  • Sutra Neti
  • Kunjala
  • Trataka
  • Agnisar
  • Nauli

Teaching Methodology & Home work

  • Lesson Plan
  • Assignments
  • Practice Teaching
  • Feed Back
  • Group discussion
  • Question & Answer
  • Home Work

Sample daily schedule

  • 06:00 - 06:30 Mantra chanting, satkriya, or yoga sutras and asana naming
  • 06:30 - 08:00 Ancient Hatha yoga
  • 08:00 - 08:30 Pranayama; breathing practices, mudras, bandhas, meditation, or student teaching
  • 08:30 - 10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 - 10:30 Yoga philosophy
  • 11:30 - 14:00 Lunch and free time
  • 14:00 - 15:15 Relaxation techniques, anatomy and Ayurveda medicine
  • 15:15 - 16:00 Tea break
  • 16:00 - 17:45 Ashtanga Vinyasa and student teaching
  • 17:45 - 20:00 Dinner and rest
  • 20:00 - 21:00 Group meditation

It is advisable that you arrive to India at least one day before the program starts.

Note

Please note that the courses starting on the 17th, of each month, are for more experienced students. Hari Om Yoga Vidya School will be happy to give you more information on this matter, once you send an inquiry.

Instructors

Pramod Sahoo
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200, RYT 500 (Yoga)
Pramod Kumar Sahoo is a 200 and 500-hour registered yoga teacher with the USA Yoga Alliance. He was born in a spiritual family in 1973 in Odessa (South-East part of India). From his early childhood, he began his life full of devotion. He spent his most of his childhood life sitting alone in meditation in deep silence, going to the mountains, temples, and learning the yoga tradition.
Prashant Jakhmola
Prashant Jakhmola was born in Rishikesh, India. Since childhood he has been practicing yoga and meditation by the guidance of his father. He moved to Bihar School of Yoga to learn more about the systematic study of yogic science. He finished his academic studies in 2010 and started sharing his knowledge. Now he is teaching in Rishikesh and abroad. He is excellent in therapeutical approach of asanas.
Som Datt
Som Datt is a passionate teacher that aids students to find a meaning in their lives. For him, Yoga is the best way to transform the different energies of the body into spiritual energy. He has a master in Yogic Science and a Naturopathy diploma. He achieved a Uttarakand gold medal for his master degree. Som Datta honors always his Guru adn says that his blessings satisfies all his needs. His final aim is that his students discover their real knowledge within.
Mahesh
Mahesh is considered one of the best philosophy teacher in Rishikesh. He ha attained such knowledge through his devoted master as well from recognized Yoga Universities. He has vast experience in Yoga Science, Pranic Healing and philosophy. Due to his capacities he as been invited to International Yoga Seminars, conferences and workshops. Knowing the real yoga philosophy, accelerates the whole yoga path. Wisdom arises from both: knowledge and practice.
Vikal Sajwanji
Vikal ji is a fully devoted Meditation teacher. He is fully experienced in Pranayam, Mudra, Bandha, Satkriya, Acro Yoga & Classical Mantra Chanting. He has a degree in Yogic Science, Naturopathy. His lessons are unique and make everyone to easily learn the art of Pranayam and Meditation. He teaches simple and powerful methods for his students. Students rapidly learn this vital art and get confidence to share it with others. He follows traditional techniques in a modernistic way.
Swami Atmatatwananda Saraswati
Swami Atmatatwananda Saraswati was born in 1952 in the state of Odisha, India. From his childhood he had keen interest on spiritual life. He began his career as a science teacher. At the age of 28 he left his worldly life and joined the world famous master Paramahansa Swami Satyananda Saraswati in Munger, Bihar. After 6 years with his master he traveled India and Nepal conducting Yoga Camps for 2years. He was then sent by his master to lok after a Branch Ashram in Odisha. After 4 years in Odisha he then moved to Rishikesh, the holy city on the foot hill of Himalaya and holy river Ganges.
Mayank Uniyal
Mayank Uniyal is a energetic, passionate and energetic yoga teacher. He has 3 yr teaching experience and his aim is to transfer right knowledge. Mayank is a master degree holder in yogic science, diploma in naturopathy and completed 200 y.t.t.c. He is serving as a Ashtanga Vinyasa, Hatha yoga, Anatomy, Asaan Alignment and pranayam teacher in other schools as well. He firmly believes that through continuous practice of yoga with correct alignment we can know ourself in much better way. According to him yoga is a right balance etween body, mind and soul.
Ksenia Rasapriya Bodhi
Ksenia Rasapriya Bodhi is a certified and experienced yoga teacher, who originally is from Russia, but lives in India, Rishikesh. She started her yoga journey in 2009 and was lucky to get to know and practice yoga in different traditions, such as Sivananda Yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Kriya Yoga and Yoga Iyengar also from traditional Indian masters. After graduation from Moscow University of Yoga in 2014 Ksenia Ji moved to India and started her work with a RYS in Rishikesh under the guidance of more proficient teachers.
Yogi Pratap
Pratap is a charming young Yoga teacher with unique personality to teach Traditional Hatha Yoga in dynamic ways. Yogacharya Pratap ji, Traditional Hath Yoga, is a dynamic personality of Yoga . He has been sharing his deeper level of understanding as a professional Yoga Teacher since many years. He has achieved Master Degree in Yoga science from Uttarakhand Sanskrit University in (in 2016), Haridwar. He has completed education in Holistic Health Management from Dev Sanskriti University Hardwar in (2014) and also attended many Seminars & Conferences in International Yoga Festivals.

Retreat location

This teacher training will be held at Hari Om Yoga Vidya School in Rishikesh, India. Hari Om Yoga Vidya School is located just at the heart of the sacred township of Rishikesh, at the foothills of the Himalayas, and at the bank of holy river Mother Ganges. From time immemorial, the Himalayan mountains have been home for countless Sages and Saints. Their knowledge has been passed down and is referred to as the knowledge of the Himalayan masters.

The school has its roots in this ancient knowledge. They teach yoga from this ancient perspective and the teaching will help you on your personal journey as much as in your ability to share this knowledge.

Unique features

Services

  • Wireless internet

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

The price of this retreat includes all daily meals and coffee and tea during breaks. The dining room serves delicious vegetarian meals in order to practice yoga. The meals are made with natural foods and the daily meals are sourced from local fresh vegetables, salads, fruits, fresh milk, and herbal teas. You will also enjoy one Indian cooking class.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Detox juices

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • 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)

Along with the course, you also can enjoy extracurricular activities for an additional cost like rock climbing, white water rafting, beach volleyball, bungee jumping, visit the local ashrams to learn more about the Rishikesh spiritual community, meet many yoga masters, or participate in the Ganga Aarti fire ceremony.

What's included

  • 1 Indian cooking class
  • 3 daily delicious vegetarian meals
  • 13 nights accommodation
  • Daily intensive yoga experience
  • 100-hours yoga teacher training certificate by Hari Om Yoga Vidya School
  • Daily meditation
  • Hatha yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa, meditation, and other sessions
  • Real teaching practice
  • Teaching methodology and class preparation
  • Yoga according to the ancient Himalayan tradition

What's not included

  • Additional activities
  • Additional transportation
  • Airfare
  • Indian visa expenses

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). Another option is to book your flight to arrive at Jolly Grant Airport (DED).

Arrival by bus

Buses to Rishikesh leave New Delhi from the Kashmiri Gate national bus stand approximately every hour. The bus ride takes about eight hours and costs around 450 INR for air conditioned buses and 250 INR for buses without air conditioning.

Arrival by train

The best option is to reach Haridwar train station, about 45 minutes away from Rishikesh by road on a driven taxi or the so called tuktuks. From Delhi, the train ride takes approximately eight hours, depending on the train. Haridwar is serviced by many trains from and to Delhi, Varanasi, Rajasthan, Amritsar, and many others.

Arrival by taxi

Taxis are always available anywhere in India. The drive from Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) to Rishikesh will take around six hours depending on traffic conditions.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 15% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 15 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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