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29 Days 200-Hour Ancient Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh

  • Tapovan Vatika Resort, Tapovan, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249137, India

Overview

Yoga Teacher Training in India

Join this 200-hour yoga teacher training to receive proper 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. hari Om Yoga Vidya School teaches 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.

Highlights

  • Small group of students
  • 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
  • 27 nights' accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian meals

Group sizes

The maximum participants in the group is 16.

  • 27 days with instruction
  • English
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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.

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.

Pramod Kumar Sahoo

Pramod Kumar Sahoo is the head teacher and school director. He is an experienced 200 and 500-hour registered yoga teacher with USA Yoga Alliance. Pramod was born in a spiritual family in 1973 in Odisha (South-East part of India). From the 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.

Pramod completed his masters on yoga and meditation from Jain Vishva Bharati University, Rajasthan in 2015. He also complied with a two year program on classical Indian songs and mantra chanting.

As part of his dedication to yoga, he spent seven years living in an Ashram learning and teaching from yoga and meditation from the ancient Himalayan tradition. He has teached yoga in different schools and places around the world such as, World Peace Yoga School, Mumbai, Rishikesh, New Dehli, Italy, Austria, and Germany.

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.

He attained a masters in yoga science from Snsrit University in Haridwar, India and is a certified yoga teacher from Vihar School of Yoga, India. He teaches anatomy of hatha yoga in Hari Om Yoga Vidya School.

Nikhil Rawat

Nikhil Rawat is an expert in physical therapy, posture imbalance, and sedentary life disorders. He completed his master of physical therapy in musculoskeletal disorders and he also holds a diploma in sports medicine from West Bengal. He is also a certified Pilates trainer from Indian Academy of Fitness Training Mangalore.

His simple and contemporary style of delivering deep and practical knowledge of anatomy and physiology endears him to his students in his Ashtanga Vinyasa classes. He is currently working as a head of department at Nirmal Ashram Hospital Rishikesh and as chief physiotherapist at Shiva Cricket Academy in Rishikesh. He holds a certificate in manual therapy from Capri Institute, New Delhi under the guidance of Doctor Deepak Kumar, the only Accredited Mulligan Therapy Teacher in India.

He has a lot of experience in orthopedics surgeries and rehabilitation programs and has dealt more than 500 cases of orthopedic disorders and postural disorders. He is currently pursuing a master on yoga and alternative therapies from Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garwhal University in Srinagar, Attarakhand.

Siddhant

Siddhant ended his bachelor studies in science and left his home looking for a simpler and more meaningful way to live. He is a certified yoga teacher from Yoga Alliance and has been a yoga teacher for nine years in Dehli. Afterwards he went to Rishikesh to seek his path five years ago. Following the steps of his Guru Anandmurti, he is a constant meditator and cares for the growth of every individual.

During his classes, you will be hearing about developing your physical, mental, and pranic body and even measuring it. Siddhant knows Reiki and has a degree in acupressure and pranic healing. He teaches Pranayama and Meditation in Hari Om Yoga Vidya School.

Doctor Harsh Agarwal

Doctor Harsh was born in an Ayurvedic traditional family near Haridwar, India. He comes from a family of doctors, whose grandfather was a very famous Ayurveda charya during the 70’s. He carries a rich experience with more than 11 years in the field of chronic disorders and their treatment through Ayurveda stream. He has been a pioneer in Rishikesh medical fraternity and more than 20,000 patients from India and abroad have already benefitted with the help of his varied expertise and rich experience.

He studied for more than five years and attained a degree in Ayurvedic medicine and surgery from Gurukul Ayurveda College in Hardwar Uttrakhand, India affiliated to Kanpur University in 2005. Doctor Harsh has been a very active participant in multiple medico-social initiatives like social welfare camps, international Ayurvedic exhibitions, health fairs, seminars, symposiums and other activities of Shanti Kunj, clinical research for Ayurveda wing.

He has also been influence and great helping hand in the face of various natural disasters by being an active member of the disaster management team for catastrophes like Gujarat Earthquake and Cloud Burst in Sri Nagar among others. He teaches Ayurveda in Hari Om Yoga Vidya School

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.

Activities
  • Boating nearby
  • Hiking
  • Mountain walking/trekking
  • Shopping nearby
  • Volleyball court nearby
General
  • Beach nearby
  • Dining area
  • Yoga studio
Services
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Tour assistance

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.

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.

  • 1 Indian cooking class
  • 3 daily delicious vegetarian meals
  • 28 nights accommodation
  • 200-hour yoga teacher training certificate by Hari Om Yoga Vidya School
  • Daily meditation
  • Daily intensive yoga experience
  • Hatha yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa, meditation, and other sessions
  • Real teaching practice
  • Teaching methodology and class preparation
  • Yoga according to the ancient Himalayan tradition
  • Additional activities
  • Additional transportation
  • Airfare
  • Indian visa expenses

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.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Hari Om Yoga Vidya School an inquiry.
  • Review by Anastasia Minko from Rishikesh
    10 out of 10

    "My 200h TTC in Hari Om Yiga Vidaya was so wonderful! The group was small (6 people), teachers are wonderful, aspecially Hatha yoga teacher - Prashant and yoga phylosophy&pranayama teacher - Sidhant. "

    "Pramod organised the course so good! This month was my best experience in India so far, i knew a lot about hindu culture, learned pranayama, asanas, got skills on how to built my own practice and lessons for other people. "

    "I learned how to make ajustments in asanas for beginners which is one of most important parts when you teach yoga. "

    "I would highly recomend this school to anyone looking for ttc. "

    "Pramod and his wife were so friendly and gelpful, helped all students to manage transfers, bus tickets, money exchange, ect."

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  • Review by Didi from India
    10 out of 10

    "The teachings are amazing! Every teacher is wonderful and patient. I learned a lot! The teachers are wonderful and explain everything clearly. The food tastes amazing. It doesn´t look like food away from home. I loved everything about this experience."

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  • Review by Hao Zing from China/Nepal
    10 out of 10

    "The school is full of good energy. The teachings are well structured and rich content. The classes get in deep explanations with its precise demonstration. All the teachers were very knowledgeable in their subject. The staff was very friendly and helpful."

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  • Review by Bonnie from USA
    10 out of 10

    "I loved all the subjects, I wish I had more time. There is too much to learn and I am learning so much. It is amazing! The teachers are all wonderful, I feel so very fortunate to "

    "be learning from such generous, knowledgeable teachers."

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  • Review by Kristen from USA
    10 out of 10

    "The classes are very informative and pertinent to understand yoga. The teachers are excellent, knowledgeable, kind and approachable. The food was delicious and the kitchen "

    "staff very accommodating."

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  • Review by Helen from USA
    10 out of 10

    "The teachers of the school are wonderful. All of them were really caring and very genuine. The food was delicious and the kitchen staff was very nice and did a great job."

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  • Review by Oleksa from Ukraine
    10 out of 10

    "The school has great teachers. I really appreciate every moment I spent here learning new things for me. I love the way school teaches here. There are many explanations and group discussions. The accommodation was very good, the staff was really friend and the food was very tasty!"

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  • Review by Ryan Fortwendel from US
    10 out of 10

    "All teachers were extremely knowledgeable and committed. After one month I realized I am more interested in Astanga Vinyasa Flow. No I have a good understanding of how to put together a sequence/class. The food was always very good. The campus was very nice. The garden has grown so much while we were here. It is very helpful to be so near the hotel and restaurant so we could really focus on class alone without the distractions."

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  • Review by Barbara from UK
    10 out of 10

    "A yoga school based on so much more than simply exercise! The slogan is "Going Beyond Asana". Pramod Sahoo the director has trained for many years, with great devotion, to all aspects of Yoga Teacher Trainer. He is dedicated to passing on his knowledge and skill to students who are serious about learning traditional yoga. This truly is one of the best Yoga Schools in Rishikesh."

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  • Review by Swami Nityamuktananda from German
    10 out of 10

    "I have known Pramod for 8 years, most of these I was a mentor to him while studying and later while he was teaching in the ashram of the Himalayan Masters in Rishikesh. From the moment I met him, he struck me as a very intelligent and committed student; as a teacher he showed not only extraordinary knowledge (even academically) but deep wisdom and insight, as well as an open heart to all he meets. All of this speaks of the ancient wisdom of a highly qualified teacher and spiritual guide worth training with. I would trust him with my life."

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  • Review by Rodriguez from Costa Rica
    10 out of 10

    "I was walking through Rishikesh with nothing in my mind when I crossed by chance with this school. I must say this was one of the greatest experiences in my life. I stayed for two weeks on the school and I learned so much! I understood what yoga really is which was a milestone on my spiritual path. I still feel myself as part of the Hari Om Yoga Vidya Family and count the days till I come back again to deepen my practice and keep working for a higher goal. I fully recommend this school!"

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  • Review by Sabine from Italy
    10 out of 10

    "I first met Pramod as a young, very well inclined student of yoga; I had very good classes with him. Years later, I met him again. He has grown into a committed, humble, serious teacher. I would recommend him and his school, no doubt."

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  • Review by Franz from Austria
    10 out of 10

    "Pramod Sahoo comes from a traditional lineage, yet ventures to reach the seekers of today. He is not just a very knowledgeable teacher, but embodies the yogic principles and connects them with a modern life. I am grateful for him as a teacher as he can reach me where I am and help me to go where I want to. His inner light is visible to the eye, accompanied by his heart-warming laughter and serene modest way."

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  • Review by Mayron from USA
    10 out of 10

    "Pramod is a loving kind man who has overcome struggles to become the teacher he now is. He continues to learn and grow and reveal to us his insights. A spiritual man with a lovely heart and a good yoga teacher who cares sincerely."

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Rishikesh, India

Hari Om Yoga Vidya School offers yoga teacher training programs in the holy place of Rishikesh.

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