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29 Days 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India

Hari Om Yoga Vidya School, Near Ayur Park, Tapovan, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India

Empowering Yoga Teacher Training in India

This 300-hour yoga teacher training certification is one of the most advanced comprehensive yoga teacher training. The method concentrates on a creative fusion of many different yoga practices, woven together by a unique blend of Vinyasa flows that are accessible to all levels and abilities. Join the hundreds of Hari Om Yoga Vidya School graduates who have changed their lives, make life-long friends, and experience the unforgettable joy of becoming a yoga teacher in Rishikesh. More specifically “The World Capital of Yoga”, is a world away from the hassle and hectic pace of urban life.

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Highlights

  • Daily intensive yoga practice
  • Experience one Ganga River puja ceremony
  • Learn Hatha and Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda
  • Eligibility to register with Yoga Alliance upon completion
  • Yoga study materials will be provided
  • Daily delicious vegetarian meals
  • 28 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


28 days with instruction
The maximum participants in the group is 18
Airport transfer available:
Jolly Grant Airport (US$20 per person)
Airport transfer available:
Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$80 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
09:00
Check-out Time:
11:00

Hari Om Yoga Vidya School offers accommodation with excellent quality, assuring that you will have a pleasant and comfortable stay.

During your retreat, you will be staying at a beautiful secluded retreat center situated in Rishikesh.

All of the rooms have beautiful views of the mountains or the village. There are 19 bedrooms, each one with ensuite bathroom to make your stay really comfortable.

Program

Certification

Students who complete their subsequent training are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®).

Program

Hari Om Yoga Vidya School's approach is not another ‘style’ of yoga but an authentic, integrated presentation of the whole spectrum of the ancient yoga teachings, drawing from the Sri T Krishnamacharya lineage. The 300-hour course is an advanced course and designed for the who have already completed their 300-hour Yoga TTC course from any recognized Yoga TTC school with the maturity and commitment to embark on a personal journey of self-discovery. It doesn’t matter if you’re not aiming to become a yoga teacher. As long as you have a sincere interest in the subject matter, Hari Om Yoga Vidya School will welcome you with open arms.

Hari Om Yoga Vidya's teachers possess deep knowledge and understanding, and their passion for teaching means that they truly teach from their hearts. Together students and teachers create a sacred environment for learning and transformation a community of like-minded individuals from around the world that support one another in living your true potential!

Students who complete the yoga teacher training 300-hour course will possess the knowledge to teach group classes, workshops, or private sessions in a range of settings and be certified to teach yoga globally as a Registered Yoga Teacher. Hari Om Yoga Vidya School and its teachers honor every one of its students as individuals, deserving of receiving the best quality experience possible. This yoga teacher training will uphold a standard of excellence and devotion to the practice while respecting individual needs.

Mantra Chanting

What are the Mantras and its meaning?

The word "mantra" is derived from two Sanskrit words. The first word is "manas" or "mind," which relates the "man" syllable means "to think", the second word is a suffix "Tra " means instruments, tools, protector free from. Therefore, the word mantra in its most literal sense means "to free from the mind or mantra is a tool used by the mind to be free from all kinds of distractions of the mind field.

Benefits of mantra chanting:

  • Mantras are tools of the mind and tools for the mind
  • The mantra is a key to still the mind
  • Constant remembrance of Mantra helps to remove the distractions from the mind field by cultivating such a steady awareness.
  • The mantra gives a place of refuge in which the mind can rest
  • The mantra is a tranquil companion of the state of mind

You will learn

  • Karagre Vasate Laxmi
  • Samudre Vasate Devi
  • Gurubrahma Guru Bisnu
  • Ahkanda Mandalakaram
  • Dhyaana-Muulam Gurur
  • Om Bhurbhubah Svah
  • Om Trayambakam
  • Om Sahana bhabatu
  • Om Asatoma sadgamaya
  • Om Purnamadah Purna
  • Om Sarve Bhavantu shukhinah
  • Om Dyaushanti Antarikshya
  • Hataha yoga mantras
  • Astanga Vinyas mantras
  • Suryanamaskar mantras - 12 name of sun
  • Traditional Asana names in Sanskrit and English
  • Sanskrit counting 1 to 20
  • Yoga sutra - important selective sutras

Sat karma

  • Dhautirbastistathā netistrātakam naulikam tathā,
  • Kapālabhātiśchaitāni shatkarmāni prachakshate ॥22॥ch-2

Meaning

The six kinds of duties are : Dhauti, Basti, Neti, Trâtaka,Nauti and Kapâla Bhâti. These are called the six actions.

  • Neti: nasal cleansing, including all Neti and sutra Neti
  • Dhauti: the cleansing of the digestive tract
  • Nauli: abdominal massage
  • Basti: colon cleaning
  • Kapalbhati: purification of the frontal lobes
  • Trataka: blink less gazing

Sat means six and karma mean action. Hence Sat karma consists of six processes of purification. The aim of Sat karma is to create harmony between the two major pranic flows Ida and Pingala, thereby attaining physical and mental purification and balance. Sat karmas are helpful before Pranayama and other yogic practices. For the 200-hour course, you will learn Sutraneti, Jalaneti, Kunjal kriya and Kapalbhati.

Asana

Joint and gland movements

These movements are very useful to beginners, who want to start doing yoga but don't have any experience of yoga or any other exercise. There are several joints in your body, which needs lubrication and movements. The food you consume supplies the lubrication and yoga and other activities provide the movements. In your regular life, some of these joints are overused and some are rarely used which may create problems at a later stage in your life.

To help these joints maintain their healthy condition basic movements are necessary also they are used to prepare your body to take up yoga. Practice daily, be regular, and always move slowly with the concentration on your movements. Try to be aware of the breath at all times and unless otherwise specified keep the breath even. Repeat all exercise three times but avoid going beyond your capacity, when you feel strain stop and relax, then proceed more gently.

The aim of the asana and sequences is continuous self-observation. You should understand why you should practice the asana. What is the purpose of doing it? You know that asanas have therapeutic values. Because of the movement of the joints, muscles, and glands make the blood flow nice and make the energy move to each cell of your body. Making the body healthy through asanas is not the ultimate purpose.

The yogis practice asanas to master the body movement and they dissolve the five elements to its universal source. Asana sequences of Hari Om Yoga Vidya School (Student will learn 61 selected postures in 300-hour yoga teacher training course)

Fire series

  • To stimulate the diaphragmatic breathing

Standing Poses

Helps to center the body and mind in perfect equilibrium.

Sitting Poses

Provides not only comfortable but also pleasure to attain the state of meditation.

Backward bending poses

Make the spine flexible and have subtle effects on the autonomic nervous system.

Forward bending poses

Practice immediately after backward bending pose to give the spine stretch in the opposite direction as a counter pose to balance the backward bending effects, also it provides a gentle message to all the inner organs and the digestive system is especially stimulated due to the pressure of abdominal area.

Spinal twisting poses

Helps to open the flow energy channels, message all the inner organs and improve the circulation in the great supportive system of the body.

Balancing Poses

Make the muscles strong and activate the Diaphragmatic breath.

Inversion poses

It increases digestive fire, provides blood circulation towards the brain, balance the energy after all asana practices, counters depressions, fills you with enthusiasm.

Shavasana

Brings relaxation and tranquility to the body and mind. Without Shavasan practice you cannot feel the fulfillment of your yoga practice.

You follow six steps to perform a posture of Hatha yoga: Centering, entering, refining, holding, coming out from the pose, and reflection.

Hari Om Yoga Vidya School teach traditional Surya Namaskar with step by step counting, breath awareness, and mantra chanting. Also, students will learn Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow of primary series with techniques and they have a chance of teaching practice classes.

Pranayama (expansion of vital energy, power of your breath)

You will learn introduction to breathe, what is breath, the importance of breathing in your daily life, how to establish diaphragmatic breathing, four qualities of breath, and four functions of the nostril.

Different kinds of pranayama technique:

  • Kapala-bhati
  • Sitali
  • Bhastrika
  • Sheetkari
  • Bhramari
  • Ujjayi
  • Nadi-Sodhanam

Energy locks (Bandhas)

  • Mulabandha - root lock
  • Jalandhara Bandha - chin lock

Gestures (mudras)

  • Jyana mudra
  • Dyana mudra
  • Yoga philosophy

You will learn

  • Introduction to six systems of Indian philosophy
  • History of yoga
  • The introduction of Patanjali yoga sutras
  • Vritis of mind
  • Vrities of the mind and relation with the koshas
  • How to control the varieties of the mind
  • Ashtanga yoga - Yama, Niyam, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahar, Dharana and Dhyan
  • Hatha yoga pradipika
  • Sankhya
  • Bhagawat Gita
  • Ayurveda
  • Ethics
  • Five kosha
  • Five prana
  • Five pillars of sadhana
  • Anatomy and physiology

Introduction

Importance in yoga

It is the yoga teacher’s job to guide students safely and knowledgeably through their practice. Students must understand the body so that they can guide their own students to better overall health, help them realize patterns that they may hold in the musculoskeletal system, offer suitable modifications where needed and keep students safe.

You will learn:

You will study systems that move the body (skeletal, muscular and nervous), as well as systems that support the movement and are supported by movement (respiratory, cardiovascular and digestive). Also, students will learn about energy channels and Plexus (nadise and chakras).

  • Basic understanding of the physical body
  • Muscular system
  • Respiratory system
  • Skeletal system
  • Energy channels and Plexus (nadise and chakras)
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Science of savasana

Yoga Nidra is a practice which can be widely applied in the modern world to improve the quality and happiness of human life. It is a simple yet profound technique and has been used in the following fields:

Relaxation: yoga Nidra is the best, cheapest, and most permanent method of inducing deep relaxation of the entire human structure and personality.

You will learn

  • Adjustment for comfortable laying position on Shavasana
  • Technique: tension relaxation, systematic relaxation, 31 points relaxation, and 61 points relaxation

Meditation

Know your foundation is meditation

Why meditation?

Let the meditation processes take place upon the lake surface of silence – that is calming the voices that keep disturbing you during meditation. The force of Samskaras, unpaid karmic debts, and the daily accumulations through the outside world, through the senses, which then become the background noises while the music of meditation is going on. While you have accepted the fact that these Samskaras, the unpaid karmic debts, daily accumulations of distractions are natural, you can still deepen your meditation and enjoy some moments of silence, true silence, during your practice.

During your meditation add this one point: it is understood that it is not possible for anyone who is not fully accomplished that there should be a 30-minute meditation without any noises from the brain and from the memory cells. Yet one can undertake the two-minute practice or one-minute practice, and that is that during meditation you say to yourself.

Learning points:

  • Types of sitting posture for meditation
  • Correct sitting posture
  • How to establish diaphragmatic breathing
  • Types of meditations
  • Two minutes/five minutes meditation
  • 16 steps of basic meditation
  • "So-Hum" meditation
  • Sushumna meditation
  • Mantra meditation
  • Spinal breathing meditation
  • Practicum category

After two weeks, each student will have the opportunity to lead the morning asana class, adjust evening asana class, pranayama, chanting, and yoga Nidra. The day before students teach, students will observe instead of participating in asana class and take notes. The day after, they will adjust while another student teaches.

In the evening asana class (where you focus on techniques of adjustment and modifications), students will retouch asana adjustments of their choosing to the class. With this, each student will have at least five contact hours of teaching practice.

Homework and discussion

Students will write two pages for any two topics from her/his own experience of understanding. Students will present their work in two 45-minute presentations, followed by a question and answers. There will be a discussion section once a week, to review the material covered and engage with any questions. There will be guided journaling once a week to foster the students’ transformation into teachers.

300 Hours daily Schedule

  • 05:00 Wake up
  • 06:30 Ashtanga Vinyasa and alignment class
  • 08:30 Breakfast
  • 10:30 Hatha, anatomy, and alignment class
  • 12:00 Pranayama Mudra Bandha class
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 14:30 Meditation, mantra chant class
  • 16:00 Yoga philosophy class
  • 17:30 Traditional Hatha yoga class
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • 20:00 Assignments, homework
  • 21:00 Go to Sleep

Included excursions

During this retreat, you will join tours to The Himalayas: Kunjapuri Temple / Vashishta Cave tour / Neeklanth Temple

Kunjapuri Temple: The Kunjapuri temple can be seen on the top of the hill from Rishikesh town. There are many local devotees, who start their new year visiting the temples to receive the blessings of Goddess. Kunjapuri Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the goddess Sati (the wife of Lord Shiva, before she took birth as Goddess Parvati). The Kunjapuri temple is located on the top of a Kunjapuri hill and is located about 27 kilometres from Rishikesh in the Tehri district of Uttarakhand, India.

Vashishta Cave: Vashistha Cave or Vashistha Gufa is an ancient cave where great Sage Vashistha meditated. As per Hindu mythology, Sage Vashistha was a manas Putra (human son) of Lord Brahma and one of the seven great sages (Saptarishi). Located at 25 kilometres from Rishikesh in Badrinath road, Vashistha Cave is popular among visitors comes for deep meditation in Rishikesh. Vashistha Gufa has a Shivlinga in it and near the Vashistha Cave there a Swami Purshottamanand Ashram which manages the cave.

Neelkanth Mahadev Temple: Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, an ancient temple, is perched on a hill at a height of 1675 meters. Shiva Lingam is placed in the sanctum sanctorum; the presiding deity of the temple is in phallic form. Lord Shiva is worshipped as Neelkanth or the God with Blue Throat. His throat turned blue because he consumed all the venom that was oozed during the Churning of Ocean.

Instructors

PRAMOD SAHOO

Prashant Jakhmola

Som Datt

Mahesh

Vikal Sajwanji

Swami Atmatatwananda Saraswati

Mayank Uniyal

Ksenia Rasapriya Bodhi

Yogi Pratap

Retreat location

This retreat will take place in Rishikesh, Tapovan, Near to Balaknath Temple, Uttarakhand, India. This place is in Rishikesh at the foothills of the Himalayas and the bank of the holy river Ganges.

Nearby places

  • River Ganges - 4 minutes walk
  • Grocery stores - 2 minutes walk

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

During this training, you will be offered with three delicious vegetarian meals per day. Vegetables are collated from local farmers of the Himalayas. As you know vegetarian food and fresh fruits are a balanced diet for yoga practice. You can have tea during your breakfast. Hari Om Yoga Vidya School strives to provide you clean, tasty and Sattvic food which will nourish your body as well as the mind.

Please be on time for the breakfast, lunch, and dinner. If you do not want to eat any day or at any time because of some reason, please send the message four hours before to the kitchen people or reception so that they can manage it. Before you come to breakfast, lunch, and dinner clean your face, hands, and feet. Before you eat, please do silence meditation for one or two minutes, which will help to calm down the emotions, bring peace in the mind, so that you can enjoy test the food. Avoid talking during your eating. Keep silence inside the dining hall which is a part of yoga life.

Please note, you will be served with a vegan meal if you are sensitive to the dairy product food or glutton food. Please let Hari Om Yoga Vidya School know during the reservation so that they can arrange the food according to you.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • Fruitarian
  • 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)

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, or meet many yoga masters

What's included

  • 28 nights’ accommodation
  • Inauguration program with a fire ceremony and flowers decoration
  • Free taxi service (pick up & drop in) from Dehradun Airport
  • 2 massage during 300hrs course
  • Cultural program
  • Cooking classes
  • Wi-Fi connection
  • Daily nutritious 3 vegetarian meals and herbal tea
  • Yoga material used during course - Mat, Belt, Bolster, Pillows, Blanket, Bricks, Zen Bench, Sandbag, Chair
  • Ganga Aarti
  • One Jungle Picnic or The Himalayas sightseeing trip (once)
  • Local sightseeing exploration
  • Study materials - notebook, pen, textbooks, printed study materials, Jala & Sutra Neti, and handouts
  • 300Hrs certificate eligible to register with Yoga Alliance

What's not included

  • Any expenses outside the yoga center
  • International flights

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

There is the nearest Airport Dehradun (DED), which is just 25 kilometers from Rishikesh.

Arrival by train

The nearest railway station is Rishikesh. Someone can come from New Delhi to Haridwar/ Rishikesh, it will take 6 to 7 hours.

Arrival by Bus and Taxi

Regular bus services and taxis on hire are easily available from Delhi to Rishikesh to reach Hari Om Yoga Vidya School. If you want to book a Taxi with us please send your arrival details in Delhi, they can provide a taxi service for you.

Airport: Jolly Grant Airport Airport transfer available: Jolly Grant 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$80 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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