28 Days 200 Hours Traditional Ashtanga Yoga Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India

Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training

The Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is a style of yoga codified and popularized by K. Pattabhi Jois during the 20th century which is often promoted as a modern-day form of classical Indian yoga. Ashtanga means eight limbs or branches, of which asana or physical yoga posture is merely one branch, breath or pranayama is another. Both Pattabhi Jois and Sharath Jois, his grandson, encourage practice of Ashtanga Yoga - all eight limbs. The first two limbs - Yamas and Niyamas - are given special emphasis to be practiced in conjunction with the 3rd and 4th limbs (asana and pranayama). Ashtanga Yoga is named after the eight limbs of yoga mentioned in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.

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Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Meditation and mantra chanting
  • Anataomy, physiology, shatkarm, and pranayama sessions
  • Workshops such as yoga philosophy
  • Certificate upon completion
  • 27 nights accommodation
  • All meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


27 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 15
Airport transfer included: Dehradun Airport
Airport transfer available:
Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$75 per person)
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Accommodation

Students are provided accommodation in the campus, our all rooms are new with attached washroom, hot-water heater 24 hours, filtered water,

mountains facing rooms, school is located in very peaceful location surrounded by beautiful natural waterfalls and green trees as well as daily experience beautiful sunrise and sunset from school.

Program

29 days advance Ashtanga yoga teacher training course is completely dedicated to offer ashtanga teachings, during the course everyday students will be dedicating their 3 hours in Ashtanga learning and rest hours in other subjects of the course. Course is yoga alliance certified after successful completion of the course students will be awarded with 200 Hours yoga teacher training certificate by vinyasa yoga school that enables them to teach yoga in any country around the world.

This certificate is all you need to immediately apply for your Yoga Alliance RYT200 Certification, a certification recognized world-wide.

Ashtanga Yoga

The Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is a style of yoga codified and popularized by K. Pattabhi Jois during the 20th century which is often promoted as a modern-day form of classical Indian yoga. Ashtanga means eight limbs or branches, of which asana or physical yoga posture is merely one branch, breath or pranayama is another. Both Pattabhi Jois and Sharath Jois, his grandson, encourage practice of Ashtanga Yoga - all eight limbs. The first two limbs - Yamas and Niyamas - are given special emphasis to be practiced in conjunction with the 3rd and 4th limbs (asana and pranayama). Ashtanga Yoga is named after the eight limbs of yoga mentioned in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.

200 Hours Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training Course Syllabus

Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series

SURYA NAMASKARA AND YOGA ASANAS

1. PADANGUSHTASANA

2. PADAHASTASANA

3. UTTHITA TRIKONASANA

4. UTTHITA PARSHVAKONASANA

5. PRASARITA PADOTTANASANA (A)

PRASARITA PADOTTANASANA (B)

PRASARITA PADOTTANASANA (C)

PRASARITA PADOTTANASANA (D)

6. PARSHVOTTANASANA

7. UTTHITA HASTA PADANGUSHTASANA

8. ARDHA BADDHA PADMOTTANASANA

9. UTKATASANA

10. VIRABHADRASANA

11. PASCHIMATTANASANA

12. PURVATANASANA

13. ARDHA BADDHA PADMA PASCHIMATTANASANA

14. TIRIANGMUKHAIKAPADA PASCHIMATTANASANA

15. JANU SHIRSHASANA (A)

JANU SHIRSHASANA (B)

JANU SHIRSHASANA (C)

16. MARICHYASANA (A)

17. MARICHYASANA (B)

18. MARICHYASANA (C)

19. MARICHYASANA (D)

20. NAVASANA

21. BHUJAPIDASANA

22. KURMASANA

23. GARBHA PINDASANA

24. KUKKUTASANA

25. BADDHA KONASANA

26. UPAVISHTA KONASANA

27. SUPTA KONASANA

28. SUPTA PADANGUSHTASANA

29. UBHAYA PADANGUSHTASANA

30. URDHVA MUKHA PASCHIMATTANASANA

31. SETU BANDHASANA

32. SARVANGASANA

33. HALASANA

34. KARNAPIDASANA

35. URDHVA PADMASANA

36. PINDASANA

37. MATSYASANA

38. UTTANA PADASANA

39. SHIRSHASANA

40. BADDHA PADMASANA

41. PADMASANA

42. UTH PLUTHI

Yoga Philosophy

  • Introduction to yoga
  • What is yoga
  • The culmination of yoga
  • What happens otherwise to purusha
  • Vrittis- main classification
  • Five kinds of vrittis
  • Pramana- Sources of right knowledge
  • Viparyaya- Misconception
  • Vikalpa- Unfounded belief
  • Nidra- State of sleep
  • Smriti- Memory
  • Necessity of abhyasa and vairagya
  • Abhyasa means constant practice
  • Foundation of abhyasa
  • Lower form of vairagya
  • Higher form of vairagya
  • Definition of samprajnata samadhi
  • Definition of asamprajnata samadhi
  • Past merits needed for asamparjnata samadhi
  • Otherwise, merits needed for asamprajnata samadhi
  • Quicker is intensity of eagerness
  • Three degrees of eagerness
  • Or by devotion of ishwara
  • Definition of ishwara
  • Attribute of ishwara
  • Ishwara is the jagatguru
  • Pranava is verily ishwara
  • Sadhana for ishwara
  • Result of this sadhana
  • Obstacles in the path of yoga
  • Other Obstructions
  • Fruits of meditation
  • Oneness of chitta with object
  • Savitarka samadhi
  • Nirvitarka samadhi
  • Other forms of samadhi
  • Extent of samadhi
  • Samadhi with seed
  • Then spiritual light dawns
  • Cosmic experience
  • Characteristics of this experience
  • Dynamic form of consciousness in samadhi
  • Then one attains samadhi without seed

Pranayama (Breathing Practices)

  • Introduction of Pranayama , Benefits of pranayama , General guidelines
  • Clavicular , Thorocic and Diaphragmatic Breathing (Yogic Breathing)
  • Ujjayi
  • Bhastrika
  • Kapalbhati
  • Nadi - Sodhana
  • Bhramari
  • Surya - Bhedi & Chandra - Bhedi
  • Sheetali & Sheetkari

Sitting postures for pranayama sadhana

  • Easy pose
  • Half-lotus
  • Swastikasana
  • siddha yoni asana

Mudras (Yoga Gestures)

  • Jnana mudra
  • Chin mudra
  • Yoni mudra
  • Bhairava mudra
  • Shambhavi mudra
  • Nasikagra
  • Khechari

Yoga Bandhas (Energy Lock)

  • Preparation
  • Uddiyana
  • Jalandhar
  • Mula & Maha Bandha Teaching
  • Teaching
  • Doubts

Yoga Cleansing (Shatkarma)

  • Rubber-neti
  • Jalaneti
  • Kapalbhati- cleansing the lungs

Yoga Nidra (Psychic Sleep)

  • Basic Relaxation
  • Tension Relaxation
  • Full Body Relaxation

Meditation (Dhyana)

  • Introduction to meditation
  • Breathing Awareness Meditation
  • Om / Mantra Meditation
  • Trataka
  • Dynamic meditation
  • Tips for developing concertation
  • Silence Practice
  • Ajapa japa
  • Antar mouna

Recitation of Sacred Sound (Mantra Chanting)

  • Om Asato Maa Sadgamaya (Mantra from Upanishad)
  • Tvameva mata ca pita Tvameva (Sloka on gods)
  • Om Tryambakam Yajamahe ( Mantra on lord shiva)
  • Om sahana vavatu ( Mantra from Upanishad)
  • Guru Brahma Guru Vishnu Gurudevo maheshwara ( Guru stotram)
  • Yogena Cittasya ( Sloka on sage Patanjali)
  • Hare rama, Hare Krishna ( Maha mantra)

Anatomy and Physiology

  • Digestive system
  • Respiratory system
  • Circulatory system
  • Nervous system
  • Endocrine system
  • Organs
  • Bodily systems
  • Nadis
  • Chakras
  • Muscular system
  • Skeletal system
  • Muscle functions according to joint movements
  • Breathing
  • Inversions
  • Svasana

Teaching methodology

  • Positive & conscious communication
  • Friendship and trust
  • Time management
  • Qualities of a teacher
  • Principles of demonstrating, observation, assisting, correcting
  • Use of voice in class
  • Mental & emotional preparation for teaching
  • Class preparation
  • vStep by step class structure planning.

Evaluation are based on

  • Written Test
  • Asana Practical Test
  • Attendance
  • Performance
  • Behaviour

Schedule

  • 05:30 Morning bell
  • 06:00 - 07:00 Shatkarma and pranayama
  • 07:00 - 08:30 Ashtanga Yoga
  • 08:30 - 09:30 Breakfast
  • 09:30 - 10:30 Yoga anatomy
  • 10:45 - 11:45 Yoga philosophy
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Alignment, adjustment and methodology
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
  • 16:00 - 17:30 Ashtanga Yoga
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Meditation and mantra chanting
  • 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner
  • 22:00 Lights off

All classes are mandatory only in case of an emergency or illness one can take leave with respected teacher permission. Uninformed leaves won’t be accepted and this will leave a bad impression on student monthly performance.

Prerequisites

A high degree of self-motivation is required for all aspects of the course. The practice and especially the teaching of yoga demand a high degree of self-discipline and purity. To ensure the success of the programme, participants are required to attend all spiritual activities, meditation sessions, lectures and asana classes. Meat, fish, eggs, black tea, coffee, alcohol, tobacco, drugs and nudity are prohibited during the course as they are counterproductive to the yoga practice. Participants who do not comply with the school rules may be dismissed from the course.

Refund policy

An advance course fees will not be refundable, only in the case of emergency students can join us on other schedules. If student cancels the course, Himalayan yoga Association accept cancellation but the advance deposit will not be refunded in cancellation. There is no charge of course cancellation. The student just has to inform by email.

Important information

All classes are mandatory only in case of an emergency or illness one can take leave with respected teacher permission. Uninformed leaves won’t be accepted and this will leave a bad impression on student monthly performance.

Prerequisites: a high degree of self-motivation is required for all aspects of the course. The practice and especially the teaching of yoga demand a high degree of self-discipline and purity. To ensure the success of the program, participants are required to attend all spiritual activities, meditation sessions, lectures and asana classes. Meat, fish, eggs, black tea, coffee, alcohol, tobacco, drugs and nudity are prohibited during the course as they are counterproductive to the yoga practice. Participants who do not comply with the school rules may be dismissed from the course.

Discipline rules for students: smoking and alcohol are strictly prohibited in the school. If you are having a fast any day, you have to inform the kitchen manager to avoiding food waste. Always make discipline, respect teachers and follow all rules. Always be in the time, you are late means will not be permitted to join the class. Clear your books of account before departure from Himalayan Yoga Ashram. Before departure return your books, maps or any goods which you borrowed. Himalayan Yoga Ashram provides accommodation for a student who joins the yoga course. So any friends or relatives will not be included in accommodation however they can stay in school by renting another room. Student has to join all scheduled program of Himalayan yoga Association.

Included excursions

List of weekend excursions:

First Sunday: waterfall trekking

Second Sunday: tour the Himalayas

Third Sunday: Visiting orphanage school

Fourth Sunday: free activity

Instructors

Yogi Rajesh
Yogi Rajesh Ji was born and brought in a spiritual environment. Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Ashtanga Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Pranayam, meditation, pranayama, Mudra Yoga, and Mantra chanting are some of his expertise. Currently, he is pursuing Master of Science Yoga Degree from Uttarakhand Sanskrit University, Haridwar. His inspiration yoga classes enable the students to know about the art of Yoga.
Yogi Yogesh Ji
Yogesh Jakhmola is a young and dynamic teacher who teaches Human Anatomy, Physiology & Yoga therapy at Himalayan yoga Association. His passion for teaching always inspires him to gain in-depth knowledge of his subject. His teaching is based on theory, discussion, and demonstration, using all tools and techniques. He has done Masters in Yoga Science & Yoga Therapy. Yogi Yogesh Ji is expert in Yoga Therapy.
Moksha Ji
Moksha Priya Ji-Certified & registered yoga teacher at Himalayan yoga association, Rajkumari Chauhan ( Moksha priya ) 500 Hours RYT. 15 Years of Teaching experience around the world, Rajkumari ji teaches meditation, Pranayama, Hatha yoga, Mantras chanting & yoga philosophy. Moksha ji is one of the most popular teacher in the world and favorite teacher of all of us.
Yogi Ajay
Yogi Ajay Ji is the Co-founder of Himalayan Yoga Association and serves as inspiration for all the yoga teachers. Ajay Ji believes that it is his dharma to guide the yoga enthusiasts and give them the right direction to achieve their yoga goals Ajay ji teaches yoga Anatomy, Philosophy, Yoga therapy, Ayurveda. He is of terrific personality and the words won’t be able to describe him; he is the light, consciousness of all consciousness, the soul of all souls and profound knowledge of the all types of yoga.
Himanshu Joshi
A simple man, fewer needs, and an accomplished yogi is what describe Himanshu Ji. He is one of the most respected yoga gurus in the yoga city of Rishikesh. His aim has always been to educate the people about yoga sciences and yoga philosophy. He has become an accomplished yogi after acquiring an intense yoga sadhana. He is pursuing a Masters in Indian & Western Philosophy. Himanshu Ji teaches yoga philosophy & Meditation.
Yogi Deepraj ji
One of our finest yoga instructor Yogi Deepraj Ji is a gold medalist in international yoga championship events. The simplicity of Deepraj Ji and his life and teachings helped the students to know what the want to do in their life. He is the ideal yoga teacher for all practitioners because his teaching covers all aspects of yoga but it also cultivates love in practice. Power, inquiry, endurance & summerise his yoga teachings.
Yogini Praveen ji
Yogini Praveen Ji has a profound experience of teaching meditation. Her heart is the source of inspiration for her teachers which helps the yoga students to know their true nature. Praveen Ji has learned yogic teachings from great yoga masters. She is also a certified healing teacher. The years of yoga teaching experience has helped her to develop special and unique meditation techniques which proved effective.

Retreat location

Himalayan yoga Association is located Near deecon valley in Village Ghughtayni Talli, Ward No-5, Upper Tapovan in Lakshman jhula, Rishikesh ‘The world capital of yoga’ on the bank of the holy river ganga surrounded by the Himalayas, natural waterfalls, all the well-known ashrams, temples, beach camps, adventure activities, wild life activities are nearby school which is always a great opportunity to our beloved students to visit the ashrams to see the pure and holy living style, devotion towards god, faith and believe on guru, respecting everything and every being, living with basic needs, living with law of natures which will definitely help them to connect with their real self which is lost in the materialistic world beside this adventure lovers can indulge themselves in adventure activities to test their adventure skills while going the course.

Unique features

Activities

  • Art classes
  • Boating
  • Cooking classes
  • Cycling
  • Diving
  • Gym
  • Health Club
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding
  • Hot spring
  • Kayaking
  • Massage
  • Mountain biking
  • Mountain walking
  • Pilates
  • Reiki
  • Rock climbing
  • Shopping
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball court

General

  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Balcony
  • Beach
  • Café
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lake
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Meditation garden
  • Picnic area
  • Restaurant
  • River

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

During the training course students are served three meals per day. The food served is hygienically prepared, nutritious, and healthy. Himalayan yoga Association puts special emphasis over yogi food for all its students.

Food provided at the centre is 100% vegetarian but not vegan. It can be . arranged provided you inform the chef about it well in advance. There will be served 3 vegetarian meals per day (and a cup of chai during ourtea breaks) for the duration of the course.

The meals are unlimited. Generally, you’ll get a plate of food with all of the various vegetarian Indian dishes appropriate for breakfast, lunch, or dinner (according to a yogic diet.) We always make a surplus of food for our students, which is usually placed on the dinner tables for our students to grab from if they want more of a particular dish. You can also always feel free to talk to our kitchen staff if you’d like your meals prepared a certain way or if you’d like extra food.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

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

  • Vegetarian
  • 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)

Cycling

Kayaking

Massage Course

Mountain biking

Shopping

Spa

Swimming

Healing Courses

Beach camping

Rappelling

Bungee jumping

Flying Fox

Giant Swing

Waterfall Trekking

Rock climbing

Valley crossing

Trekking

Body surfing

Zorbing

Hot air ballooning

What's included

  • 27 nights shared Accommodation
  • 3 Times daily nutritious vegetarian meals and teas
  • Weekend excursions
  • Course material
  • One the himalayas sightseeing trip
  • Free taxi-pickup from (DED) dehradun airport
  • Every saturday kirtan night

What's not included

  • Private accommodation- 180 USD extra
  • Air-conditioner- 130 USD extra

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

The closest and most convenient airport for you is to fly to Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). If you are visiting India for the first time, then it is better for you to take a flight to Dehradun Airport (DED), and from Dehradun is a 30 minutes drive by car, so you save a hustle.

Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) to Rishikesh by car is a 6-hour journey. Himalayan Yoga Association have a transportation package for 150 USD which will cover your airport pick-up, transfer from Delhi to Rishikesh (by car) and after completion of the course transfer back from Rishikesh to Delhi. One way transportation i.e. Delhi airport to Rishikesh can also be availed for 75 USD.

In case your flight arrives late night and you want to stay overnight in Delhi, airport pick-up cost will be 25 USD and a reasonably good accommodation at a hotel in Delhi can be arranged for 40 or 50 USD. Himalayan yoga Association travel arrangements are executed under the supervision of professionals and they are always ready with a back-up plan, in case of emergencies.

Another good option is to travel by train (airport to New Delhi train station by car, then by train to Haridwar and from Haridwar to Rishikesh by car). Travel by bus is quite cheap but a bit inconvenient for first time visitors.

Cheap hotels can also be found in Delhi (Main Bazar, Paharganj area) for 10 to 20 USD. From Delhi airport to Paharganj can be reached by airport metro express in less than 20 minutes and it costs less than 2 USD.

If you opt to use public transportation to reach the school, please contact the school upon arriving in Rishikesh, so they can help you with directions for walking a short distance to the school.

It is safe to travel alone to Rishikesh, many tourists do it. However, it might be a bit challenging to travel by local buses or trains sometimes if you have never been to India before, as it is very different from other parts of the world.

Airport: Dehradun Airport Airport transfer included: Dehradun Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport Airport transfer available: Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$75 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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