30 Days 200-Hour Integral Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India

Yoga Teacher Training India

This course follows the standards of Yoga Alliance. The intention is to provide elementary yoga education to the students. Successful completion of the course will allow students to conduct beginner yoga classes anywhere in the world. Yoga is a process of continuous learning and experiencing. Hence, this course gives a platform to students to live, think, and act in a yogic way. Also, it helps to walk ahead on the path of happiness and profundity. The formula of “do it and feel it” is used to teach students. The course is not just about training into some physical exercises, rather enriching the lives of all with this science of life called yoga.

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Highlights

  • Yoga Nidra sessions
  • Asana, meditation, and satsang
  • Shatkarma, pranayama, and kriyas
  • 200-hour yoga teacher training certificate
  • Spiritual tours and sightseeing treks
  • Yoga anatomy and philosophy
  • 29 nights accommodation
  • Daily yogic meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


28 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 12
Airport transfer available:
Dehradun Airport (US$1,000 per person)
Airport transfer available:
Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$4,000 per person)
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Kitchen

Program

Certification

Participants receive their certificates of completion of 200-hour yoga teacher training on successful completion of the course which enables them to enroll themselves as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT) with Yoga Alliance and conduct yoga classes at a place of their choice.

The 200-hour yoga teacher training in Rishikesh covers traditional components of yoga as below mentioned:

  • Asana (yoga poses)
  • Pranayama (yogic breathing exercises)
  • Shatkriya (yoga cleansing actions)
  • Bandhas (yoga energy locks)
  • Mudra (the yogic body gestures)
  • Yoga Nidra (dynamic meditation)
  • Chakra Dharana (chakra purification technique)
  • Nad Anusandhan (meditation on sound and music)

In doing so, students can implement the knowledge of yoga which they acquire at the yoga teacher training program, towards benefiting themselves and others.

Course contents / syllabus

The syllabus of the course has been designed to achieve the above-mentioned objectives in the complete curriculum. The course is divided into four modules for four weeks and each module will be complementary to its successor. The approach of study is from beginners to advanced level. Starting with the elementary practices, the course will cover the advanced levels towards the last modules. Students will be given exposure to the yogic discipline in a conducive and positive attitude so as to prevent any misconceptions or impressions to be formed.

Practical sessions

Technique, teaching, method, application, contraindication, and benefits of Sookshma vyaayaam (basic and preparatory movements) - basic and preparatory movements to warm up the body, muscles, and align the joints are taught in the program. These movements help to achieve the full range of motion for the joints, prevent injuries during difficult yoga poses, and develope the body awareness. Pawanmuktasan series 1, 2, 3.

Asanas

  • Tadasana
  • Vrkasana
  • Utthita Parsvakonasana
  • Utthita Trikonasana
  • Ardha Chandrasana
  • Parivrita Parshvakonasana
  • Prasarita Padottanasana
  • Parsvottanasana
  • Parivrita Trikonasana
  • Virabhadrasana 1
  • Virabhadrasana 2
  • Garudasana
  • Padangustasana and Pada Hasthasana
  • Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana
  • Jathara Parivartanasana
  • Navasana
  • Urdhwa prasarita padasana
  • Plank
  • Vasisthasana
  • Salabhasana A, B
  • Bhunjangasana
  • Urdva Mukha Svanasana
  • Dhanurasana
  • Ustrasana
  • Kapotasana
  • Setu Bandha Sarvangasana
  • Chakrasana
  • Matsyasana
  • Uttana Padasana
  • Viparita Karani
  • Halasana (cycle)
  • Salamba Sarvangasana (cycle)
  • Karnapidasana
  • Salamba Sirsasana
  • Ardha Matsyendrasana
  • Marichyasana
  • Jathar parivartanasana
  • Balasana
  • Supta Padangusthasana
  • Dandasana
  • Paschimottanasana
  • Upavista Konasana
  • Baddha Konasana
  • Tiriang Mukha Eka Pada Padchimotanasana
  • Krounchasana
  • Gomukhasana
  • Padmasana
  • Savasana
  • Shaithilyasana
  • Padmasana
  • Siddhasana
  • Swastikasana
  • Vajrasana

Note: performance and practice of asanas, to a lot of extent, depends on individual capabilities and conditions. Although most of the above-mentioned asanas are taught, the students have to keep in mind that a month is not enough time to perform the asanas completely.

Pranayama

Concepts and practices of pranayama including different breathing exercises (Shwas kriyas mentioned in Hatha yoga and kumbhak (breath retention) with indications and contraindications). Technique, teaching, method, application, contraindication, and benefits of:

  • Abdomino-diaphragmatic breathing
  • Thoraco-diaphragmatic breathing
  • Yogic breathing
  • Bhastrika
  • Surya Bhedi
  • Chandra Bhedi
  • Bhramari
  • Nadi Shodhan
  • Ujjayi
  • Sheetali, Seetkari
  • Bahir and Antar kumbhak (external and internal breath retention)

Shatkarma (cleansing process)

Technique, teaching, method, application, contraindication, and benefits of:

  • Neti (nasal cleansing)
  • Kunjal Kriya (abdominal cleansing),
  • Tratak (psychic purification),

Bandhas (energy locks)

Technique, teaching, method, application, contraindication, and benefits of:

  • Mool bandha
  • Uddiyan bandha
  • Jalandhar bandha
  • Maha bandha

Mudra (gesture of energy)

Technique, teaching, method, application, contraindication, and benefits of:

  • Gyaan mudra
  • Chin mudra
  • Kaaki mudra
  • Shambhavi mudra

Pratyahar

Techniques to culminate pratyahar (sensory withdrawal) to gain a deep relaxation of mental and physical circuits.

  • Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep)
  • Antar mauna (inner silence)
  • Ajapa japa (Soham mantra)

Surya Namaskar, Chandra Namaskar

Sun and moon salutations, the dynamic approach to activation and relaxation.

Mantra chants and Bhajans

Participatory hours for chanting mantras, learning the pronunciation and usage of mantras, devotional songs to cultivate the attitude of positivity, to purify the body and mind and to experience and transcendental state of higher awareness through chants and singing.

Karma yoga

Periodic involvement into actions without personal benefits, purely for social awareness and uplifting.

Theoretical sessions

Yoga philosophy

  • Introduction, origin, and history of yoga
  • Philosophy of yoga: principles of purification, relaxation, and harmonization
  • Panch Koshas: the five sheaths of existence: 1. Annamaya kosha and the organs of actions; 2. Pranmaya kosha and pranic classification; Shat chakra samanvaya (six vortices of energy), Nadis (circuitary of pran), Kundalini (the store house of universal potential), Granthis (complexes); 3. Manomaya kosha and organs of senses; 4. Vigyaan maya kosha and the subconscious states; Samskaar and birth; *5. Anandamaya kosha and the supra-consciousness; the states of Samadhi and pure awareness
  • Yoga as an evolutionary science
  • Consciousness and yoga
  • Elements of Universe: the process of evolution according to Samkhya Darshan
  • Raj yoga (yogic psychology)
  • Antahkaran (the mind stuff)
  • Chitta and its patterns (vrritis)
  • Panch Kleshas (five sources of pain)
  • Gunas; Prakash, Kriya, Sthiti (characteristics of mind)
  • Prakriti and purusha (the observer and observed)
  • Process of involution for evolution
  • Controlling the mind

Ashtanga yoga: eight stages of self-balancing and realization

  • Yama: social codes of conduct
  • Niyama: moral codes of conduct
  • Asana: posture
  • Pranayama: breath control
  • Pratyahar: sensory withdrawal and relaxation of mind.
  • Dharna: channelizing the mind and gaining stability
  • Dhyaan: meditation
  • Samaadhi: attainment of Ananda

Hatha Yoga Pradeepika: a comprehensive encyclopedia of Hatha yoga

  • Asana (the physical postures)
  • Pranayama (breath control)
  • Mudra (subtle gestures for channeling the energy)
  • Bandha (controlling the pran)

Innate nature of individuals and classification of yoga

  • Karma
  • Bhakti
  • Gyaan

Mantra yoga: tools for freedom and perfection

  • Meaning
  • Historical connections
  • Chanting and phonetics
  • Mantra and brain
  • Power of mantra and subconscious
  • Universe and self (Brahmaand and Pinda)
  • Mantras for a deep trance

Bhagwad Geeta

  • Exploring the dynamics of the psyche

Ayurveda

  • Principles of Ayurveda (Dhatus and Doshas)
  • Ayurvedic body types
  • Swasthvritta (the circle of health)

Yogic lifestyle

  • Yoga anatomy
  • Study of yogic techniques in relevance to neuromusculoskeletal system, cardiovascular system, and respiratory system

Daily schedule

Monday to Friday

  • 07:00 Yoga asanas
  • 08:45 Shatkarma / pranayama and kriyas
  • 09:15 Breakfast
  • 10:30 Yoga philosophy
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 16:00 Yoga anatomy
  • 17:00 Yoga asanas
  • 18:30 Yoga Nidra / meditation / satsang
  • 19:15 Dinner
  • 22:45 Good night

Saturday

  • 07:00 Yoga asanas
  • 08:30 Pranayama
  • 09:15 Breakfast
  • 10:30 Outing / spiritual documentary
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 16:00 Live group discussions on topics of the week
  • 19:15 Dinner
  • 22:45 Good night

Note: timings might change with seasons.

Eligibility

Any level of practitioner can enroll in the 200-hour yoga teacher training in Rishikesh. A flexible body free of injuries is not a requirement for this training, in fact, people with all body types and those who can take physical challenges are encouraged to consider this program. At least one year of regular practice prior to the start this course is optional.

Extracurricular activities

There will be regular interaction with masters from the disciplines of yoga, Ayurveda, astrology, Vedanta, and life sciences. This helps to know more about the integral yoga and related sciences, hence, increasing understanding about these holistic ways of health and well-being.

Furthermore, Yagya or holy fire ceremony is also organized while the course. It is an opportunity to learn to sacrifice the false ego. In addition to that, it cultivates samskaras of compassion and harmony with the whole universe.

Satsang and silent meditation, mantra chanting, discourses or readings on the philosophy of yoga and Vedanta will help to develop a strong and steady state of mind very especially relevant in practical life situations of arousal and aggression.

200-hour yoga teacher training ethics and behavior guidelines

Jeevmoksha Yoga Gurukul follows the traditional approach of yoga in teaching and practice. Therefore teachings can be different from the pattern taught in most of the western countries. They do not follow or teach any of the modern-day modifications of yoga which are presented by several names. The students must keep in mind that the teachings will be strictly under the traditional principles of yoga.

Behavior is an integral part of learning as well as the assessment procedure. Students must, therefore, adhere to the idea of community and harmony. This is extremely helpful to learn and grow and is an integral part of the Gurukul system. They intend to culminate the experience of well-being on mental and physical planes of a person. The purpose of training and routine is to gain the maximum of your time and efforts.

Discipline is a must. So the students must pursue the course routine and structure seriously. There is no provision for having guests. The information has to be provided to the administration beforehand if you are having visitors on the campus.

Attendance in all classes on time is a must. Students need to possess a competent state of physical and mental health. Because the practices of yoga can be strenuous sometimes for body and mind, please consult your physician before commencing the course if any issues of health exist and inform the Jeevmoksha administration.

200-hour yoga teacher training in Rishikesh terms and conditions

In order to ensure a firm progress, the student must attend all the sessions without fail. Visiting hours of friends and relatives are limited during the day. The accommodation provided will be simple and basic in nature with one room with attached toilets and the meals served will also be plain and Sattvic in composition.

For any grievances please contact the course coordinator. The candidature is subject to cancellation at any time during the course due to misbehavior or non-compliance with the rules and regulations by the student at the discretion of the Jeevmoksha administration. In addition to above, please make sure to clear all the dues before leaving the premises.

Included excursions

This yoga teacher training includes complimentary spiritual tours and sightseeing treks. You will visit Vasishtha Cave, an ancient spiritual center where you can meditate while sitting inside a cave with high spiritual energy and extreme silence. The cave is timeless situated along the river of holy Ganga. Legendary Sage Vasishtha has spent a considerable amount of his life at this point.

In addition to that, nature walks and treks are a regular feature of the program where students are exposed to nearby places of serenity and peace. The guided tour is organized to the places like Kunjapuri in order to get a glimpse of Himalayan natural landscape and beauty. You will visit Kunjapuri temple, a highly charged site of Shakti, the Goddess. One of the most revered places of the region to worship and imbibe the energy of Maa Shakti.

Instructors

Acharya Vinay
Acharya Vinay was born into a Brahmin family where yoga was a household virtue and his grandfather passed his legacy to his father in form of traditional values of yoga, astrology, and dharma. He started studying the scriptures on Veda, Upanishads, and yoga under his father at the early age of 12. He was driven onto this sacred path of acquiring the yogic knowledge under his father. By family lines, Acharya is a disciple of the ancient Sri Vidya tradition of Tantra. It’s the oldest followed sect in India which is established on the principles of Shakti and her attributes.
Divya
Divya is a post-graduate of yogic sciences from Sanskrit University of Uttarakhand. She focuses on women’s health by incorporating the techniques of asanas, pranayama, mantras, and light meditations. She conducts yoga classes for prenatal and postnatal conditions for women with a very gentle and simple approach, and most of her lessons are a direct outcome of her own personal experience of the stages of pregnancy and the later recovery periods. She also conducts live cooking classes and demos on yogic cuisine.
Prateek
Prateek is a teacher of Hatha yoga, asana, and pranayama. He is a trained at Jeevmoksha Yoga Gurukul. He has two years experience in Hatha yoga, asana, and pranayama. He is a simple-in-heart person who loves to share his knowledge and experience with everyone willing.
Sandeep
Sandeep is a devoted yogi practicing under the guidance of Acharya Vinay for last six years. He conducts the Hatha yoga practice sessions at Gurukul. He has shared his teachings at various international platforms and has a good experience in handling classical Hatha yoga asana. He is a simple person who loves to share his knowledge and experience with everyone.

Retreat location

Unique features

Activities

  • Shopping

General

  • Terrace

Services

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Tour assistance

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

Food is simple vegetarian. Local and seasonal ingredients are served light cooked. Vegetables, fruits, lentils, beans, daal, rice, chapati, salads, and chutneys. Juices and smoothies. Sprouts, porridges.

Dietary guidelines

The food guidelines of yoga and Ayurveda are used to prepare meals. Students must be able to adjust their food habits in relation to the same. Usually, outside food during the course is not allowed. Meals are pure vegetarian.

All types of intoxication and unethical practices are strictly restricted at the Gurukul. Observe the codes of yoga lifestyle during your stay at the Gurukul. It is extremely important for the sadhaka of yoga to adapt to the virtues of truthfulness, awareness, self-introspection, compassion for all beings, and attitude of devotion so as to gain progress and strength of body and mind.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • 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)

  • Attend the divine ceremonies of worshiping Mother Ganga every evening along its banks at several spots (Ganga Arti)
  • Book river rafting on off days
  • Explore the town of Rishikesh visiting ancient temples
  • Go for hiking to nearby waterfalls and mountains
  • Go for long treks with guides and equipment into the Himalayas
  • Rejuvenating Ayurvedic treatments in the nearby spa

What's included

  • 200-hour yoga teacher training certificate
  • 29 nights accommodation
  • 3 yogic meals daily
  • Yoga classes
  • Fresh yoga mats
  • Course material
  • T-shirt
  • Complimentary spiritual tours and sightseeing treks
  • Free wireless internet connectivity

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 15% 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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