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60 Day 500 Hours Vinyasa/ Hatha/ Ashtanga based Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh

Himalayan Yoga Association, Gulab Nagar, Tapovan, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249192

Yoga Teacher Training Rishikesh

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Himalayan Yoga Association is one of India’s most reputed Yoga Teacher Training Schools in Rishikesh that offers 500 Hour yoga teacher training that meets the standards of Yoga Alliance. This is 2 months yoga teacher training course which is the combination of 200-hour yoga teacher training course plus 300 Hour yoga teacher training course. It is a master course that offers a complete yoga learning experience. 500 hours yoga teacher training students during the first month, of course, pursue the foundational 200 hours yoga teacher training course in which teachers teach them fundamental yoga teachings and guide them to make their basic yoga education to be clear as well as a strong foundation for future learning.

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Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes (Vinyasa flow/ Hatha/ Ashtanga)
  • Meditation and mantra chanting
  • yoga philosophy
  • Anataomy, physiology, shatkarma, and pranayama sessions
  • Certificate upon completion
  • 59 nights accommodation
  • All meals

Yoga styles


59 days with instruction
Airport transfer included: Jolly Grant Airport
Airport transfer available:
Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$75 per person)
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Spa
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Café
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Smoke-free property
  • Terrace
  • Yoga studio
  • Bicycle rental
  • Car rental
  • Cell phone rental
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Wireless internet

Students are provided accommodation in the campus, our all rooms are new with Mountains facing and some are with river facing, attached washroom, hot-water heater 24 hours, filtered water, school is located in very peaceful location surrounded by beautiful natural waterfalls, Temples, ashrams, mountains and river as well as daily experience of beautiful sunrise and sunset from the school.

Program

Himalayan Yoga Association is one of India’s most reputed Yoga Teacher Training Schools in Rishikesh that offers 500 Hour yoga teacher training that meets the standards of Yoga Alliance. This is 2 months yoga teacher training course which is the combination of 200-hour yoga teacher training course plus 300 Hour yoga teacher training course.

It is a master course that offers a complete yoga learning experience. 500 hours yoga teacher training students during the first month, of course, pursue the foundational 200 hours yoga teacher training course in which teachers teach them fundamental yoga teachings and guide them to make their basic yoga education to be clear as well as a strong foundation for future learning.

During the second month, students are imparted in their advance 300 hours yoga teacher training course in which advance yoga education will be provided to make them ready to come out as an accomplished yogi. 500-hours yoga teacher training course is recommended for all walks of life people, this is the best yoga course and completely self-transforming learning experience, even bit experience of yoga will definitely the life-changing experience so give yourself 2 months to learn yoga from your imbalanced and busy life and learn how to transform millions life.

Important points

Completing both the 200 and 300 hours yoga teacher training with the same yoga school ensures both consistency and depth. Students who enroll within the zero to five hundred hours yoga training program receive a further 200 - 500 USD discount toward their accommodation package choice and tuition for the two hundred and three hundred hour yoga teacher coaching programs of their selection. This is the fastest way to complete all your Yoga Alliance RYT course requirements.

1st month is followed by 200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training Course Syllabus

Ashtanga Yoga Postures

Ashtanga yoga primary series sequence made by K. Pattabhi Jois, In 200 hours yoga teacher training course, Himalayan yoga Association teaches their students basics of Ashtanga yoga and they guide them through the completely Ashtanga yoga series in a systematic way according to the ashtanga yoga tradition which includes

  • Sun salutation A
  • Sun salutation B
  • Standing sequence postures
  • Seated sequence postures
  • Finishing sequence postures
  • Mysore style/use of yoga props/teaching practice

On 1st week - introduction to Ashtanga yoga followed by Sun salutation A and B.

On 2nd week - Standing sequence postures and use of yoga props.

On 3rd week - Seated sequence postures and finishing sequence postures.

On 4th week - Mysore style and teaching practice.

Hatha Yoga/ Vinyasa Flow (Asanas) 1 st to 3rd week

  • Sun Salutations
  • Standing and balancing
  • Seated
  • Prone
  • Supine
  • Backbends
  • Inversions

4th week

  • Teachings
  • Doubts

Anatomy 1st week

  • Meaning and Importance/Introduction of anatomy and physiology
  • Directional terms of anatomy
  • Introduction of skeleton structure and functions
  • Bone anatomy and human skeleton system
  • Important names of human skeleton system
  • Angular movements of human body
  • Assignment paper submission/activities/exercises

Anatomy 2nd week

  • Introduction of joints
  • Function of all types of joints
  • Anatomy of synovial joints (Knee)
  • Types of synovial joints and their functions
  • Types of cartilage and connective tissues
  • Pectoral girdle introduction and functions
  • Pelvic girdle introduction and function
  • Ankle and wrist joints
  • Assignment/activities/exercises

Anatomy 3rd week

  • Spine anatomy and function
  • Elbow anatomy and function
  • Muscular system and function
  • Types of muscles and supportive structure
  • Skeleton muscles function and major properties of it
  • Major muscles of skeleton system
  • Contraction of skeleton muscle system

4th Week

  • Presentation on any topic to anatomy teacher
  • Assignments and activities

Yoga Philosophy (Yoga Darshana)

  • Introduction to yoga
  • Summary about yoga
  • Evolution of yoga
  • Introduction to patanjali yoga sutra
  • Introduction to Raja yoga
  • Objectives of yoga
  • Self attainments and obstacles
  • Introduction to Karam yoga
  • Introduction to Trigunas
  • Description of 8-Limbs of Patanjali yoga

Meditation

  • Introduction to meditation
  • Guided Meditation
  • Breathing Awareness Meditation
  • Om / Mantra Meditation
  • Trataka
  • Dynamic meditation
  • Tips for developing concertation Silence Practice
  • Ajapa jap/Antar Mouna, and yoga Nidra

Pranayama (Breathing Practices)

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

Mudras (Yoga Gestures)

  • Jnana mudra
  • Chin mudra
  • Bhairava mudra
  • Nasikagra

Yoga Bandhas (Energy Lock)

  • Preparation
  • Uddiyana
  • Jalandhar
  • Mula and Maha Bandha

Yoga Cleansing (Shatkarma)

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

Sitting postures for pranayama sadhana

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

Teaching Practice and Methodology

  • Demonstration
  • Alignment
  • Instructions
  • Adjustment

Evaluations are based on

  • Written Test
  • Asana Practical Test
  • Attendance
  • Performance
  • Behavior

2nd month is followed by 300 Hours yoga teacher training course syllabus

Mastering Hatha / Vinyasa Flow (1st week)

  • Introduction of Hatha and Vinyasa flow
  • Pawanmuktasana series A
  • Surya Namaskar (Hatha)
  • Chandra namaskar (Hatha)
  • Trikonasana
  • Parsvokonasana
  • Privarta Trikonasana
  • Privarta Parsvokanasana
  • Virbhadrasana A, B, C
  • Ardha chandrasana
  • Chaturangadandasana
  • Mathchendrasana A, B, C
  • Adra Ustrasana
  • Salabhasana
  • Setabandasana
  • Gatyatmak Paschimottasana
  • Pada prasar Paschimottasana
  • Saithalyasana
  • Sarvangasana
  • Core exercises

Week 2nd and 3rd

  • Surya namaskar A, B (Ashtanga)
  • Chandra namaskar (Hatha)
  • Standing
  • Veerbhadrasana A, B, C
  • Trikonasana
  • Parsvottanasana
  • Parsvokonasana
  • Privirta Trikonasana
  • Privirta Parsvokonasana
  • Ardha chandrasana
  • Utthita hasta padangusthasana
  • Natrajasana
  • Vriksasana
  • Garudasana
  • Eka pada uttanasana
  • Natavarasana
  • Tandavasana
  • Eka padasana
  • Vatayanasana
  • Pada angushtasana
  • Baka dhyanasana
  • Eka pada baka dhyanasana
  • Eka hasta bhujasana
  • Santolanasana
  • Vashisthasana
  • Poorna matsyendrasana
  • Marichyasana C, D
  • Eka pada rajakaputasana
  • Raja kaputasana
  • Poorna ustrasana
  • Dhanurasana
  • Poorna shalabhbasana
  • Poorna chakrasana
  • Parighasana
  • Koormasana
  • Upavistakonasana
  • Ubhaya padangustasana
  • Urdvamukha paschimottasana
  • Hanumanasana
  • Bhoonamansana
  • Laguvajarasana
  • Badhakonasana
  • Vishwamitrasana
  • Kashyapasana
  • Inverted asanas
  • Bhumi padamastakasana
  • Vipreetakarani Asana
  • Sarvangasana
  • Padma Sarvangasana
  • Halasana
  • Ardha padma halasana
  • Sirshasana
  • Salamba sirshasana
  • Niralambasana
  • Urdhwa padmasana
  • Leg stretching

Week 4th

  • Teaching
  • Doubts
  • Questions and answers

Ashtanga-Yoga

  • Mastering Ashtanga Primary Series & Advance postures, The Complete traditional way of practice & teaching.
  • Drishti
  • Bandhas
  • Breath
  • Ashtanga is taught with vinyasa

On 1 st week – Introduction to Traditional Ashtanga yoga and Vinyasa & sun salutation A & B.

On 2 nd week – Seated sequence postures & Finishing Sequence postures.

On 3 rd week – Some Advance postures/ Teaching methods/ Teaching by students.

On 4 th week – Questions & Answer / Feedback by teacher on improvements.

Pranayama (Breathing Control)

  • Introduction of pranayama
  • The pranic body
  • Annamaya kosha
  • Manomaya kosha
  • Pranamaya Kosha
  • Vijnanamaya Kosha
  • Anandamaya Kosha
  • Natural Breathing
  • Abdominal Breathing
  • Thoracic Breathing
  • Clavicular Breathing
  • Yogic breathing
  • Nadi shodhana
  • Pranayama and techniques
  • Sheetali pranayama and It techniques Sheetkari pranayama
  • Bhramari pranayama
  • Ujjayi pranayama
  • Bhastika Pranayama
  • Kapalbhati Pranayama
  • Moorchha Pranayama
  • Surya Bheda Pranayama
  • Chandra bhedana pranayama
  • Swana pranayama

Shatkarma (Yoga cleansing)

  • Introduction to shatkarma
  • Jalaneti Satkarma (Nasal cleansing with salty water)
  • Rubber neti (Nasal cleansing with a rubber string)

Bandhas (Energy locks)

  • Introduction to bandha
  • Jalandhara bandha
  • Moola bandha
  • Uddiyana bandha
  • Maha bandha

Mudra (Yoga Gestures)

  • Introduction of Mudras
  • Jnana and Chin mudra
  • Yoni mudra
  • Bhairava mudra

Dhayan (Meditation)

  • Introduction to Meditation
  • Why meditation?
  • Meditation and brain waves meditation and its effect on stress
  • Obstacles in meditation
  • Role of concentration in meditation
  • Tips for developing concentration
  • Meditation on body and breath
  • Om/Mantra meditation
  • Antat and Bahir
  • Trataka
  • Dynamic meditation
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Ajapa japa
  • Antar mouna
  • Nada meditation

Anatomy and physiology - 1st week

  • Brief introduction of skeleton system and function
  • Synovial joints function and anatomy
  • Anatomy of shoulder and function with important name of muscles
  • Anatomy of pelvic griddle with muscles names
  • Spine anatomy and function/importance in yoga practice
  • Kundalini shakti introduction and function

2nd week

  • Chakra introduction and function with endocrine system
  • Nadis- the energy channel function and importance
  • Prana introduction and importance in organ function
  • Panchakosha importance in function of bod

3rd week

  • Respiratory system introduction/function and problems
  • Circulatory system importance/ function and problems
  • Digestive system importance/function and problems
  • Submission of assignment and revision

4th week

  • Practical exam: presentation given to teacher
  • Written exam: submission of assignment to teacher
  • Activities and exercise

Yoga therapy - 1st week

  • Concept of Ayurveda, meaning, and importance in daily lifestyle
  • Tridosa, Agni, anna, malas, Gunas importance, and function
  • Types of personalities and their characteristic
  • Food habits & diet according tridosha
  • Activities/exercises and assignment

2nd week

  • Bones disorder, diseases, and treatment
  • Diseases of pectoral girdle and treatment
  • Diseases of pelvic girdle and treatment
  • Diseases of spinal column and treatment
  • Major muscles and nerve injuries and treatment
  • Tendonitis and ligaments injuries and therapy

3rd week

  • Gluteal amnesia, piriformis syndrome, and therapy
  • Anterior pelvic tilt, other hip problems, and cure
  • Respiratory diseases and cure
  • Cardiovascular diseases and therapy
  • Gastrointestinal disorder and therapy

4th week

  • Submission of assignments
  • Revision
  • Practical exam: presentation on one topic

Yoga Philosophy

  • Introduction, summary,and benefits of yoga
  • Evolution of yoga and Introduction to Patanjali yoga sutra
  • Different types of yoga
  • Types of Ashrams
  • Introduction to Ashtanga yoga
  • Introduction to Kundalini
  • Nadis and Chakras
  • Pranas and Koshas
  • Patanjali yoga sutras on (samadhi and Sadhana chapters)

Teaching Practice

  • Demonstration and teaching methodology
  • Alignment
  • Instructions

Evaluations are based on

  • Written test
  • Asana practical test
  • Attendance
  • Performance
  • Behavior

Daily schedule on 1st Month

  • 05:00 Morning bell
  • 06:00 - 07:00 Shatkarma and pranayama
  • 07:00 - 08:30 Hatha/Vinyasa flow 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 & mantra chanting
  • 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner
  • 22:00 Lights off

Daily schedule on second month-

  • Time Schedule
  • 5:00 Am Morning bell
  • 6:00 – 7:00 Am Shatkarma & Pranayama
  • 7:00 – 8:30 Am Hatha/ Vinyasa flow yoga
  • 8:30 – 9:30 Am Breakfast
  • 9:30 – 10:30 Am Yoga Philosophy
  • 10:30 – 11:30 Am Yoga therapy
  • 11:40 – 12:30 Pm Alignment, adjustment & methodology
  • 1:00 – 2:00 Pm Lunch
  • 3:00 – 4:00 Pm Yoga Anatomy
  • 4:00 – 5:30 Pm Ashtanga Yoga
  • 6:00 – 7:00 pm Meditation
  • 7:00- 8:00 Pm Dinner
  • 10:00 Pm Lights Off

Programs Terms and Conditions/Refund Policy

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 spirituals 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 for avoiding food waste. Always make discipline, respect teachers and follow all rules. Always be on time. If you are late means you will not be permitted to join the class. Clear your books of account before departure from Himalayan Yoga Association. Before departure return your books, maps or any goods which you borrowed. Himalayan Yoga Association provides accommodation for a student who joins the yoga course. So any friends or relatives will not be included in the accommodation. However, they can stay in school by renting another room.

Refund Policy

The course fees will not be refundable, only in the case of emergency students can join us on other schedules. If the student cancels the course after joining it, Himalayan yoga Association accepts cancellation but course fees will not be refunded in cancellation.

Included excursions

List of weekend excursions of 1st month:

First Sunday: waterfall trekking

Second Sunday: tour the Himalayas (Balkuwari Temple)

Third Sunday: Visiting orphanage school

Fourth sunday- Free for students

List of weekend excursions of 2nd month

1st Sunday Excursion : Vashishta Caves Himalayas

2nd Sunday Excursion : Tour the Himalayas (Kunjapuri Temple)

3rd Sunday Excursion : Waterfall Trekking

4th Sunday Excursion : Free for Students

Instructors

Yogi Vivek ji

Himanshu Ji (The Founder)

Yogini Durgesh Ji

Swami Ji

Yogi Ankit Ji

Yogi Vipin Ji

Yogi Amit Ji

Yogi Kirti Anand Ji

Yogini Alka Ji

Yogi Rahul Ji

Yogi Vishnuraj Ji

Retreat location

Himalayan Yoga Association is located near Deecon Valley in the village of Ghughtayni Talli, Ward No-5, Upper Tapovan in Lakshman Jhula, Rishikesh (‘the world capital of yoga’) on the bank of the holy river Ganga.

This location is surrounded by the Himalayas, natural waterfalls, all the well-known ashrams, temples, beach camps, adventure activities, and wild life activities which are nearby to the school which will always be a great opportunity for our beloved students to enjoy.

They can choose to visit the ashrams to see the pure and holy living style, devotion towards god, faith and believe in guru, respecting everything and every being, living with basic needs, living with laws of nature which will definitely help them to connect with their real self which is lost in the materialistic world. Besides this, adventure lovers can indulge themselves in adventure activities to test their adventure skills while going through the course.

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 Ashram puts special emphasis over yogi food for all its students. Food provided at the center is 100% vegetarian but not vegan. This, however, can be arranged, provided that you inform the chef about it well in advance.

There will be three vegetarian meals served per day (and a cup of chai during our tea 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:

  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • Raw food
  • Fruitarian
  • 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

  • 59 nights shared accommodation
  • 3 times daily nutritious vegetarian meals and teas
  • Weekend excursions
  • Course material
  • One Himalayas sightseeing trip
  • Free taxi-pickup from Dehradun Airport (DED)
  • Every saturday kirtan night
  • Two Ayurvedic massages

What's not included

  • Private accommodation (350 USD extra)
  • Air-conditioner (240 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.

Arrival by train

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).

Arrival by bus

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. The journey from Delhi Airport to Paharganj can be done 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: Jolly Grant Airport Airport transfer included: Jolly Grant 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 20% 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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