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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

  • All yoga classes
  • Yoga philosophy
  • Meditation and mantra chanting
  • Daily yoga classes (Vinyasa flow/ Hatha/ Ashtanga)
  • Anataomy, physiology, shatkarma, and pranayama sessions
  • Certificate of completion to register with Yoga Alliance
  • Three times meal every day
  • 59 nights accommodation
  • Weekend excursions

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 a combination of a 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 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 of 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 TTC we teach our students basics of Ashtanga yoga and we 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 & B

On 2nd week – Standing sequence postures & use of yoga props

On 3rd week – Seated sequence postures & Finishing sequence postures

On 4th week – Mysore style & Teaching practice

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

  • Sun Salutations
  • Standing & Balancing Postures
  • Seated Postures
  • Prone Postures
  • Supine Postures
  • Back-bend postures
  • Inversions

4th week

  • Teachings
  • Doubts
  • 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

Mudras (Yoga Gestures)

  • Jnana mudra
  • Chin mudra
  • Bhairava mudra
  • Nasikagra

Yoga Bandhas (Energy Lock)

  • Preparation
  • Uddiyana
  • Jalandhar
  • Mula & Maha Bandha

Yoga Cleansing (Shatkarma)

  • Rubber-neti
  • Jalaneti
  • Kunjal kriya
  • Shankh prakshalan kriya

Sitting postures for pranayama sadhana

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

Yoga Anatomy & Physiology 1st week

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

Anatomy 2nd week

  • Introduction of joints
  • The function of all types of joints
  • Anatomy of synovial joints (Knee)
  • Types of synovial joints & their functions
  • Types of cartilage & connective tissues
  • Pectoral girdle introduction & functions
  • Pelvic girdle introduction & function
  • Ankle & wrist joints
  • Assignment/ Activities/ Exercises

Anatomy 3rd week

  • Introduction & Importance of anatomy
  • Human Cells, Types of Tissues, Organs
  • The digestive system in short
  • Respiratory system in short
  • The skeletal system in short
  • The muscular system in short

4th Week

  • Presentation on any topic to anatomy teacher.
  • Assignments & activities.

Yoga Philosophy (Yoga Darshana)

  • What is Yoga and Its history?
  • The lifestyle of a yoga practitioner
  • What are Yoga sutras/ 8 limbs Of Yoga?
  • Introduction of srimad bhagavad gita
  • Understanding all 4 paths of yoga
  • Karma Yoga
  • Bhakti Yoga
  • Gyan Yoga
  • Dhayan Yoga
  • What is Hatha yoga?
  • What are trigunas?
  • What is ego?
  • Freedom from unhappiness
  • Realizing pure consciousness
  • Stories of the enlightened yogis
  • Assignments and activities
  • Presentation on any topic to the teacher

Meditation Practices

  • Introduction to meditation (What is Meditation)
  • Body Awareness Meditation
  • Mind Awareness Meditation
  • Breathing Awareness Meditation
  • Om Meditation
  • Mantra Meditation Practices
  • Trataka meditation
  • Dynamic meditation
  • Art of self silence Practice
  • Yog nidra
  • Walking meditation Practice
  • Deep listening meditation
  • Teaching Practices of Students

Teaching Practice and Methodology

  • Demonstration
  • Instructions
  • Alignment
  • Adjustment

Evaluations are based on:

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

The second month is followed by 300 Hours Yoga Teacher Training Course Syllabus.

Asanas (Advance Group)

Mastering Hatha / Vinyasa Flow 1st week

  • Introduction of Hatha & 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 & 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 / Answer

Pranayama Practices

Introduction of Paranayama

  • 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 & It techniques
  • Sheetali Pranayama & 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)
  • Kunjal kriya
  • Shankh prakshalan kriya
  • Bandhas (Energy locks)

Introduction to bandha

  • Jalandhara bandha
  • Moola bandha
  • Uddiyana bandha
  • Maha bandha
  • Mudra (Yoga Gestures)

Introduction of Mudras

  • Jnana & Chin mudra
  • Yoni mudra
  • Bhairava mudra

Mastering Ashtanga Primary Series and intermediate series postures

The Complete traditional way of practice & teaching

  • Drishti
  • Bandhas
  • Breath
  • Ashtanga is taught with Vinyasa

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

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

On 3rd week – Intermediate series postures/ Mysore Style /Teaching methods.

On 4th week – Teaching by students / Questions & Answers / Feedback by teacher on improvements.

Dhayan (Meditation)

  • Introduction to meditation (What is Meditation)
  • Mindful Breathing
  • Concentration
  • Awareness of Your Body
  • Releasing Tension
  • Mind Awareness Meditation
  • Walking Meditation
  • Om Meditation
  • Mantra Meditation Practices
  • Trataka meditation
  • Dynamic meditation
  • Art of self silence Practice (Vipassana)
  • Yoga nidra
  • Deep listening meditation
  • Teaching Practices of Students.
  • 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 they're characteristic
  • Food habits and diet according to tridosha
  • Activities/ exercises and assignment

2nd week

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

3rd week

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

4th week

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

Yoga Anatomy & physiology- 1st week

  • Brief introduction of skeleton system & function
  • Anatomy of shoulder & function with the important name of muscles
  • Anatomy of the pelvic griddle with muscles names
  • Spine anatomy & function/ importance in yoga practice
  • Kundalini shakti introduction & function
  • Chakra introduction & function with the endocrine system
  • Nadis- the energy channel function & importance
  • Prana introduction & importance in organ function
  • Panchakosha importance in the function of the body

2nd week:

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

3rd week:

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

4th week:

  • Practical exam: Presentation given to the teacher
  • Written exam: Submission of assignment to the teacher

Yoga Philosophy

Patanjali yoga sutras (Chapter no – 1st & 2nd).

Teaching Practice

Demonstration & Teaching methodology

  • Alignment
  • Instructions

Evaluations are based on:

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

200-hour daily schedule on the first month

  • 05:30 Morning Bell
  • 06:00 - 07:00 Shatkarma & Pranayama
  • 07:00 - 08:30 Hatha/ Vinyasa flow yoga
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Yoga Philosophy
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Meditation
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Alignment/ Adjustment/ Teaching Methodology
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 15:00 Free time
  • 15:00- 16:00 Yoga Anatomy
  • 16:00 - 17:30 Ashtanga Yoga
  • 17:30 Tea Break
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • 21:00 Lights off

300 hours Daily schedule on the second month

  • 05:30 Morning bell
  • 06:00 - 07:00 Pranayama and Shatkarma
  • 07:00 - 08:30 Hatha/ Vinyasa flow
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Meditation
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Yoga Philosophy
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Alignment/ Adjustment/ Teaching Methodology
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 15:00 - 16:00 Yoga Therapy/ Ayurveda
  • 16:00 - 17:30 Ashtanga Yoga
  • 17:30 Tea Break
  • 18:00- 19:00 Yoga Anatomy
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • 21:00 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 the 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, the Himalayan yoga Association accepts cancellation but course fees will not be refunded in cancellation.

Included excursions

List of weekend excursions of 1st month:

1st Sunday: waterfall trekking

2nd Sunday: tour the Himalayas (Balkuwari Temple)

3rd Sunday: Visiting orphanage school

4th Sunday: Free weekend for students

List of weekend excursions of 2nd month

  • 1st Sunday: Vashishta Caves Himalayas
  • 2nd Sunday: Tour the Himalayas (Kunjapuri Temple)
  • 3rd Sunday: Waterfall trekking
  • 4th Sunday: Free weekend 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

Yogi Rahul Ji

Yogi Vishnuraj Ji

Yogini Neelam Ji

Yogi Saurabh Ji

Yogini Saumya 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
  • Certificate of completion to register with Yoga Alliance
  • All yoga sessions

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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