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Traditional Yoga Teacher Training India

Do you want to take your yoga practice to the next level? Find the right program to become a yoga instructor and deepen your knowledge and practice in your yoga path. Moksha Yogshala conducts an authentic and intensive 200-hour yoga teacher training program covering asana, pranayama, mudra, detox, and meditation techniques. Practical includes Hatha and Ashtanga styles of yoga. The theory includes yoga anatomy and physiology, philosophy.

Meet the instructors

Vishal
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Highlights

  • Sufi meditation session
  • A deeper understanding of asanas
  • Learn anatomy, physiology, philosophy, and ethics
  • Learn pranayama and ancient breathing techniques
  • Eligible to register with Yoga Alliance upon completion
  • Daily vegetarian self-catering meals
  • 20 nights accommodation
  • Opening fire ceremony

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


19 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Hindi
Group size: Maximum of 15 participants
Airport transfer available:
Jolly Grant Airport (US$14 per person)
Airport transfer available:
Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$60 per person)
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Meditation garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke-free property
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Ironing / ironing board
  • Laundry
  • Meeting room
  • Parking lot
  • Wireless internet

The accommodation is facilitated with Wi-Fi connection and with air-conditioning available (on request only). However, please note that Moksha Yogshala provides accommodation for a student who joins yoga classes. Any friends or relatives will not be included in the accommodation.

There are three room options available for this course: single private room, double shared room and triple share room. The rooms are equipped with double beds, air-conditioning, and Wi-Fi connection. All rooms are shared with the same gender. Mother and daughter, wife and husband can share their rooms. The bathrooms are equipped with hot showers and towels.

Program

Certification

Students who complete the training are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®).

Come join this 200 hours long program devoted to traditional authentic teachings, a deeper understanding of yoga, and self-healing through yoga. Join hundreds of students from all over the globe who have experienced Yoga Moksha Yogshala's unique and engaging approach to teaching yoga. Whether you are a beginner or advanced in your practice, all yoga practitioners are welcome and encouraged to join this teacher training.

This 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training is created for individuals with aspirations of becoming yoga teachers but is appropriate for any individual wishing to further expand their yoga practice. The medium of communication in this course is English, so it requires a certain amount of proficiency in the language to be able to handle and respond to the instructions and lectures. There are no educational requirements to join it. As long as you are able to express yourself and be who you are, you're welcome.

Which style will you be taught at Yoga India Moksha Yoga School in India?

The teacher training will cover traditional Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga, pranayama, yoga philosophy/ethics/lifestyle, anatomy and physiology, teaching methodology, purification KRIYAS, mudras, mantras chanting, bhandas and meditation. Besides these main topics, the team is also passionate about sharing with you the experience and teachings of Sufi meditation, Yoga Nidra and Various yogic breathing techniques.

What makes this program one of a kind?

Opening fire ceremony

Yoga India Moksha Yoga focuses on providing you with small, intimate class settings for individualized and personalized attention from their beloved teachers. The teachers are not only rich in knowledge, but they are also teaching from their own experience in yoga, meditation, and often strong sadhana Your classes are located in the same building as your accommodations, so teachers are easily accessible to you throughout the day.

Deeper understanding of asanas

Besides teaching yoga asanas you will also learn the effect of some asanas on mind patterns. This will enable you to change habits and certain mind patterns and help other people in your teachings.

Sufi meditation

This is an intense meditation that is working on the physical, mental, and energetic levels.

An inspiring and welcoming community

Every teacher and staff member of Yoga India Moksha Yoga is passionate and committed to providing the best possible experience for you. Yoga India Moksha Yoga is a spiritual hub for knowledge seekers to grow and nourish their souls. It is a community built on love, enthusiasm, and a profound belief in the transformative powers of yoga.

Pranayama and ancient breathing techniques

You will learn about the deeper meaning of the correct breathing techniques and develop knowledge about how you may use them in yoga asanas and how they can improve your life. Changing breathing patterns will affect mind patterns and bring balance in body and emotions.

200 hours yoga teacher training course outline

Yoga postures (Asana)

  • Students will gain extensive knowledge on yoga postures and will increase their physical strength, inner strength and naturally their flexibility. Some asanas are connected to certain mind patterns and throughout the training this body/mind connection will get more clear in many ways
  • There will be assistance with the asanas and space for alignment. The focus is on Hatha yoga and there will be some ashtanga yoga classes as well
  • During the 200 hours course you will learn more than 50 traditional and dynamic Hatha yoga asana poses as well as a minimum of 20 Ashtanga poses

Pranayama (Breathing practices)

  • Students will gain extensive knowledge on yoga postures and will increase their physical strength, inner strength and naturally their flexibility. Some asanas are connected to certain mind patterns and throughout the training this body/mind connection will get more clear in many ways.
  • There will be assistance with the asanas and space for alignment. The focus is on hatha yoga and there will be some ashtanga yoga classes as well.
  • During the 200 hours course you will learn more than 50 traditional and dynamic Hatha yoga asana poses as well as a minimum of 20 Ashtanga poses.

Shatkarma (Yogic cleansing)

Yogic cleansing exercises are important to learn how to incorporate your breath and meditate properly during physical aspects of yoga. It also removes the blockages in the energy channels. This will include

  • Jala Neti
  • Sutra Neti
  • Vamana Dhauti
  • Kapalabhati
  • Uddiyana Bhanda

Recitation of sacred sound (Mantra chanting)

Yogic cleansing exercises are important to learn how to incorporate your breath and meditate properly during physical aspects of yoga. It also removes the blockages in the energy channels.

Mudras (Gestures)

The practice of mudra is an ancient facet of yoga. Performing gestures effects the energy flow of the body and can change a person's spiritual and mental characteristics.

  • Jnana mudra
  • Chin mudra
  • Yoni mudra
  • Bhairava mudra
  • Shambhavi mudra

Meditation (Dhyana)

Meditation is a systematic practice that promotes physical, mental, and emotional tranquillity. It increases the vital energy in the body and gives you more aliveness, good blood circulation and a relaxed nervous system.

  • Breathing awareness meditation
  • AUM (Om) or mantra meditation
  • Trataka
  • Tips for developing concentration
  • Silence practice
  • Sufi meditation

Teaching methodology

A yoga teacher should efficiently perform the practical applications of class planning and preparation. At Yoga India Moksha Yoga, students will learn how to create a positive and peaceful class environment for an enjoyable and transformative experience. You will learn:

  • How to plan and structure a yoga asana class
  • Principles of demonstration
  • Qualities of a teacher and teaching styles
  • How to use the breath and voice while teaching
  • Observing, assisting, and correcting
  • Verbal cues
  • Functional modifications, injuries, and safety precautions
  • Guidelines for each asana (as per manual)
  • Assisting inversions

Teaching practice (Adhyapanam)

Students will take turns practicing their teaching skills by performing in front of their peers and teachers. There will be demonstration, alignment, and instructions. You will learn:

  • Symptoms of a good teacher
  • Clear instruction
  • Demonstration
  • Proper alignment
  • Individual care of each student

Anatomy and physiology (Sharir Vijnan)

  • Proper understanding of the physical body will help to prevent injury before, during, and after practice.
  • Physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.) and energy anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, etc). Includes both the study of the subject and application of its principles to yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns).
  • Practical anatomy with a major emphasis on muscular and skeletal structures and in-depth study of anatomical and skeletal differences (i.e. compression, tension, and proportion and orientation theory)
  • Introduction to different body systems
  • Proper alignment
  • Skeletal system, muscular system, connective tissue, nervous system, major joints of the body
  • Breathing and respiratory system
  • Practical applications of anatomy into postures
  • Therapeutic applications of postures and working with injuries in asana class

Philosophy (Yoga Darshana)

Yoga philosophy is the foundation of this yoga practice and is the key to earn yogic strength. Through the path of yogic philosophy, you will establish a solid, well-rounded yoga practice. You will learn:

  • Meaning of yoga, concepts, history
  • Four paths of yoga (Jnana, Raja, Bhakti, Karma Yoga)
  • Ashtanga and Hatha yoga
  • Prana (bioplasmic energy)
  • The chakra system, its qualities, activating and balancing techniques
  • Energy or nadi system
  • Meditation: introduction, practices, meditation and mind, removal of mental problems
  • Guru and disciple relationship
  • Kriya Yoga
  • Five types of bodies (sheaths or koshas)

Yoga Nidra (Psychic sleep)

When a yoga practitioner moves through the various internal states of Yoga Nidra, a profound experience of relaxation occurs. This is called "turiya," a sensation of pure bliss. This will cover basic relaxation, tension relaxation, and full body relaxation.

Naturopathy

You will learn about the 5 elements and how to use them to detoxify body and mind. Mud, water, and air (breathing) therapy will be practiced and there are teachings about how to increase fire and other element in life.

200-hour yoga teacher training daily schedule

  • 06:00 - 07:30 Shatkarma
  • 07:30 - 09:30 Pranayama and asana practice
  • 09:30 - 10:30 Breakfast
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Alignment class
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Anatomy class
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 15:00 Yoga philosophy and sharkarma
  • 15:00 - 16:00 Tea break
  • 16:00 - 18:00 Evening asana practice
  • 18:30 - 19:30 Meditation class
  • 20:00 - 21:00 Dinner

These are few thing you must know before you go to Rishikesh for a Teacher Training course.

  • About Rishikesh
  • Things to wear
  • Weather about Rishikesh
  • Nearby Hospitals, Police stations
  • Read few yoga books The Bhagavadgita, A Life of Light: The Biography of BKS Iyengar, Light on Pranayama and Light on Yoga: The Definitive Guide to Yoga Practice.

Instructors

Vishal Sharma

Retreat location

Moksha Yogshala is located in Rishikesh. Rishikesh is known as Tapo Bhumi, meaning the place for yoga and meditation of the Gods. Rishikesh is a peaceful temple town where the Ganges River flows clear and is full of spiritual energy. Rishikesh is a holy place that acts as the beginning of the path leading to the sacred places deep in the Himalayas.

Food

The food provided at Moksha Yogshala is 100 percent vegetarian, not vegan. Special needs or diets can be catered for. You will need to inform Moksha Yogshala in advance so their chef can prepare food for you especially. Breakfast will typically have two fruits and upma/poha/parathas/sprouts/idli. During lunch and dinner, you will typically have one portion of dal, vegetable curry, chapatis, and rice.

All the food is served freshly within a short time after preparing so that you can receive the highest amount of vital energy/life force energy (Prana) from it. Sustainability is a very important aspect of Moksha Yogshala, so they do their best to stay away from wasting any food and put importance on cooking the right amount at any time.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Yogic
  • Other dietary requirements on request
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)

  • Ayurveda treatment
  • Himalayan hiking tour
  • Sound Healing class
  • Local sightseeing exploration
  • Purchase Neti pot and sutra neti
  • Spa treatment

Spa treatments

MOKSHA YOGSHALA doesn't provide any spa treatment in the course. They can bring you to very professional Ayurvedic massage centers at an additional cost.

What's included

  • 20 nights in shared/private accommodation
  • Study material
  • Daily nutritious meals, and tea
  • Eligibility to register with Yoga Alliance upon completion of the course
  • Kirtan night
  • Toilet paper
  • Washing machine to wash your clothes
  • Local temple and spiritual tour

What's not included

  • Airport transfer
  • Expenses related to visa
  • Airfare
  • Additional meals and activities
  • Astrology consultation (on your request)
  • Ayurveda doctor consultation (on your request)
  • Ayurveda treatment and detox as prescribed by the doctor
  • Detergent powder for washing machine
  • Insurance
  • Medical expenses
  • Personal expenses

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Dehradun Airport (DED). Transfer from and to this airport from the school is offered at an additional cost of 14 USD. Transfer from and to Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) is also offered at an additional cost of 60 USD. Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) is 250 kilometers from the ashram, but there is a direct flight to Dehradun Airport (DED) and from there by taxi, is 15 kilometers.

Airport: Jolly Grant Airport Airport transfer available: Jolly Grant Airport (US$14 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport Airport transfer available: Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$60 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% 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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