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This course provides traditional Hatha Yoga with a focus on adjustment and alignment, Hatha Vinyasa flow, Yin yoga, ancient knowledge about philosophy and a yogic lifestyle, Pranayama (breathing techniques), anatomy, meditation, and mantra chanting. You will learn this and much more from highly qualifies teachers. The atmosphere at Hatha Yoga World is intimate with small classes and groups to bring focus to each and every student for a more personalized practice with attention on individual needs.
During this teacher training program, you will be staying at Hotel Once Again in Rishikesh. It is a 15-room building with power backup and Wi-Fi.
The school building is newly constructed finished in January 2019. There are two indoor yoga halls, a dining area, and rooftop.
There are shared or private rooms with attached toilets with hot showers and a balcony. It has laundry service and filtered drinking water. Hatha Yoga World offers bed sheets, pillows, toilet paper (1 at arrival), blanket and other basic amenities.
Students who complete their training are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®).
Hatha Yoga World wants students to graduate as teachers who are highly confident in giving instructions, performing demonstrations, and making hands-on adjustments. The program focuses on providing you with opportunities to develop your skills as both a teacher and a student.
Each day is devoted to attending lectures and gaining knowledge about philosophy, anatomy, and daily you will have an hour devoted toward gaining practical experience making adjustments, either as corrections or to send a student deeper into a pose.
Hatha Yoga World believes that becoming a good teacher means becoming a good student firstly. You will also benefit from guidance given individually. This 200 hours multi-styled Yoga teacher training course includes meditation, mantra chanting, kriyas, Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, anatomy, yoga philosophy, pranayama, etc.
Your stay at Hatha Yoga World will without a doubt be a life-changing experience and a journey to become a confident teacher. Students can expect to work with highly qualified teachers who will give every student individual attention.
During the opening and welcoming ceremony, you will be provided with a yoga kit providing book and manual for study, neti pot, a t-shirt with the school logo, and at the closing ceremony, you'll receive a rudraksha mala.
Hatha Yoga World provides a 200 hours yoga teacher training course which is suitable for all levels from beginners to advanced. The school is registered by Yoga Alliance USA so the graduates receive a certificate which will be recognized worldwide and they’ll be able to teach anywhere in the world.
This 200-hour yoga teacher training course is for those who would like to deepen their practice, gain knowledge about the ancient wisdom of yoga and the principles of yogic philosophy which will help you on your spiritual journey.
Improve your yoga teaching skills and become able to teach yoga in a confident and compassionate way. You will receive tools on how to create a class and manage time. The dedicated and experienced team at Hatha Yoga World is highly cooperative and ensures that your stay will be as convenient as possible.
Different meditation techniques will be introduced like
Pranayama is breathing techniques. The word 'prana' means 'life force'. Topics covered are an introduction to pranayama, benefits of pranayama, and an explanation of the pranic body. You will be introduced to different pranayama exercises like:
You will learn different energy locks, preparation to perform these and benefits. Bandhas covered:
Kriyas are cleansing techniques used to purify the body. The purpose of these cleansing techniques is to keep the body strong, clean and healthy as they remove toxins and blockages in the body which makes a meditation practice more effortless since no discomfort or fatigue is a distraction for the mind. Examples:
Hatha yoga is the oldest form of yoga which emphasizes the balance of the body and mind. It is a way of purifying the body and awakening pranic energy within which is described in ancient Indian Vedic texts.
In recent years, it has become more and more popular as a great way of improving wellness and as a form of treatment for many ailments. The classes are based on ancient traditional yoga and lead by a very experienced teacher.
The instructor will explain and teach the correct alignment of poses, correct usage of props, including benefits of using props, how to assist others and correct various faults, the benefits of each pose, and other various benefits of yoga.
The classes also include sequencing. During the course, there will be a strong emphasis on developing good alignment skills in each student along with the knowledge of each asana. Classes are held from Mondays to Saturdays from 06:30 to 19:00.
You will learn and practice:
Hatha Vinyasa is a mixture of the traditional practice of Hatha and flow. In these classes, you flow from one asana to the next in coordination with the breath. The intention behind the movement and how you move is an important aspect and will leave the practitioner with a different out of body experience. The body flows and so does the prana.
Yin yoga is the opposite of the other Yang practices which is often associated with yoga. In Yin yoga, the students are invited to stay in the pose for a long period of time to stretch the connective tissue. This form of practice is very meditative and is a great way to compliment any other form of yoga.
During this class, you will learn:
Lectures about the history of yoga, the importance of yoga in your life and its origin in India. Deepen your knowledge about topics such as:
Anatomy classes expose the internal body and how it works with bones, joints, and inner systems which affect how an asana is performed. The basic structure and function of the organs, system and how yoga affects your body is an important aspect for students to know when becoming a teacher of yoga.
Gaining knowledge about the joints and their range of motions helps students to be safe from injuries and also guide their own students in and out of an asana safely when teaching. In these classes you'll learn:
Pankaj is born and raised in the holy city of Varanasi. Over many years of sadhana and teaching experience, Pankaj has developed a deep understanding of the body. By observing the body and the potential of practitioners, Pankaj has the ability to guide students to explore their limits. After working with Western people, Pankaj has gained an understanding of the modern mind and body and how imbalances affect people. Pankaj helps students to deal with mental and physical challenges to bring clarity, balance, and freedom into their life.
With a spiritual perspective, Julie focuses on chakras, meditation, philosophy, and pranayama and leads the way to this knowledge with a warm-hearted female energy. She teaches Hatha Vinyasa which is a mixture of the best from the two styles and Yin yoga. Always paying respect to the root and true essence of yoga, she has a spiritual approach in her teachings but also covers practical topics like how to create a yoga asana sequence with a theme focus. The theme could be chakras, the five elements, etc. You will receive plenty of tools from Julie to become a confident and compassionate teacher.
Benu is a spiritual seeker, traveler, and lover of yogis and yoga. He was born in South India, Kerala. He worked for 25 years in the modern education department and got his graduation diploma in science, post-graduation in medical anatomy, and basics in computer science. In search of spiritual education and company of yogis, he left South India in the year of 2000 and moved towards the Himalayas. In 2003 Benu stayed with Swami Satyananda in his ashram - Rikhia Peeth to undergo a Gurukul tradition course.
Rajnikant Singh was born and grew up in Delhi. He was drawn to the power and subtlety of the 'breath' in the form of meditation, which opened him to inner and outer calmness. His yoga journey began four years ago when he left his career in the finance sector and fulfilled a lifelong ambition of becoming a yoga teacher. He now teaches yoga anatomy in Rishikesh. Inspired to follow his passion, he practiced the Iyengar style of yoga and continued to study on deeper levels where he sighted acumen and assertion of what he had been finding on his own through practice.
This course takes place in Rishikesh, India, which is known as the yoga capital of the world, Rishikesh is a perfect place to learn and study yoga. Surrounded by beautiful mountains, lush green surroundings, holy and mighty Ganges by the Himalayan foothills one can instantly get a natural feeling of contentment and happiness. Go on a spiritual and enjoyable journey to India and cherish the yoga teacher training with an enhanced and uplifted spirit.
Feel compassion and love for everything life have given to you and for all which surrounds you. Have the unique chance to experience nature which provides an extraordinary feeling to all who are dedicated to spiritual transformation, internal development. The staff will overwhelm you with their hospitality and desire to make your stay the best.
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Vegetarian and vegan options are served daily, a total of 3 meals a day are included in the price. The food is freshly cooked for every meal and prepared hygienically with filter water. The food at Hatha Yoga World is highly appreciated by all students for its taste. "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food" - Hippocrates.
When doing an intense course like teacher training, it is especially important to nurture oneself with nutritious fuel for the body and mind. To do Yoga asanas is not enough on its own, the lifestyle has to be yogic as well and then, transformation is felt. You are what you eat, it affects your mood and ways of thinking. In yoga, it is recommended to eat a Satvik diet, which means eating food which makes you feel light and energetic. At Hatha Yoga World the meals served will be Satvik to purify the body and therefore also the mind.
Hatha Yoga World has a talented and passionate chef who will provide fresh meals cooked with love. The energy from the one cooking should be good and kind since this also affects the prana in the food.
In Ayurveda, the sister science to yoga, it is emphasized to eat at the same time every day. With busy lifestyles, it can be difficult. At Hatha Yoga World, the meals are set at specific times with regular intervals to support the natural rhythm of the body.
The breakfast consists of fresh fruit, porridge, muesli with curd, up (south Indian delicacy), toast, butter, honey, fresh juice or smoothie.
The lunch is dahl made of lentils, seasonal vegetables, rice, chapatti, and fresh salad.
The dinner consists of a cooked seasonal vegetable dish, soup, rice, chapatti, and fresh salad.
At Hatha Yoga World you’ll experience a way of life that speaks to your mind, body, and soul. Being blessed by Mother Nature, you can indulge in activities like rafting, camping, trekking, and other sports. Complimentary activities at the school are Kirtan, movie night (Yogic and spiritual movies) and cooking class.
10 incredible things to do in Rishikesh. These activities are not included in the course but Hatha Yoga World Teacher Training school can arrange upon request:
Jolly Grant Airport
Transfer available for additional US$15 per person
Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). From here you can take a domestic flight to Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun (DED). From here you can take a 45 min taxi ride to the Hatha Yoga World School. If you would like the Hatha Yoga World school to arrange a taxi, please contact them one week before arrival.
From the Delhi airport get a taxi to Delhi bus station from where you can get a government or private transportation to Rishikesh. Upon arrival at Rishikesh bus station, you can take a taxi or rickshaw to our school.
The nearest railway station is Haridwar train station. From there you will find many buses, taxis and other transportation services that will bring you to Rishikesh. If you would like the Hatha Yoga World school to arrange a taxi, please contact them one week before arrival.
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