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Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh

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Join this 200-hour yoga teacher training to gain a deeper understanding and meaning of yoga practices. This training additionally presents information on educating methodology, including demonstrating postures, observing, assisting and correcting students, instructing types, qualities of an excellent yoga teacher, and the enterprise of educating yoga.

Hoogtepunten van de retreat

  • Mantra chanting
  • Sanskrit training
  • Guided meditation sessions
  • Lectures and courses on yoga
  • 27 nights of accommodation
  • Daily yoga practices
  • All daily meals


  • Gevorderd

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28 instructiedagen in het Engels
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Shiva Yoga Valley 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India Program

The data of this training is supplemented by an intensive understanding of anatomy and physiology, one of the vital features of yoga teacher training. Students who complete the training will find out about both bodily anatomy (bodily methods, muscle tissue, organs, etc.) and energetic anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, the move of prana, etc.). The 200 hours of training is rounded out with the examination of yoga philosophy.

Upon completion of a 200-hour yoga teacher training, students ought to have a radical understanding of asana (yoga postures), including correct alignment and modifications, as well as particular pranayama (respiration), kriya (cleaning), chanting, mantra (verbal sounds or syllables) and meditation techniques that can help their students and themselves in accessing the full benefits of a yoga practice.

A 200-hour yoga training program should ideally depart the participant not only prepared to teach safely and passionately, however to additional their very own study and observe of yoga.

Main focus

  • Power yoga
  • Kundalini yoga
  • Hatha yoga
  • Ashtanga Vinyasa
  • Pranayama
  • Meditation
  • Basic Ayurveda
  • Yogic philosophy
  • Teaching methodology
  • Focus on spirituality with spiritual masters


  • Standing postures
  • Kneeling postures
  • Sitting postures
  • Backward bending postures
  • Forward bending postures
  • Twisting postures
  • Fire awakening postures
  • Inversion postures
  • Relaxation postures
  • Meditation postures
  • Pranayama practices
  • Energy lock (Bandha)
  • Meditation (Dhyana)
  • Yogic sleep (Yoga Nidra)
  • Yogic cleansing exercises (Satkarma)
  • Recitation of sacred sound (Mantra Japa)
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Yoga philosophy
  • Teaching practice
  • Teaching methodology
  • Yoga psychology
  • Yoga therapy
  • Ayurveda

Teaching practice

  • Qualities of a good teacher
  • Demonstrations
  • Alignment
  • Clear and proper instructions

Teaching methodology

  • Step by step practice
  • Guidelines for beginners and advance students
  • Preparing a lesson plan

Yoga psychology

  • Understanding mind and its functions
  • How to control and channelize the mind
  • How to read students mind

Yoga therapy

  • Yoga and diseases


  • Basics of Ayurveda
  • Ayurveda diet
  • Ayurveda massage training

Daily schedule

  • 05:00 - Wake up time
  • 05:45 - 06:00 - Mantra chanting
  • 06:00 - 08:00 - Yoga practice (asana and pranayama)
  • 08:00 - 09:00 - Karma yoga (selfless service)
  • 09:00 - 10:00 - Breakfast / snacks
  • 10:00 - 11:15 - Yoga Nidra / theory lecture I
  • 11:15 - 12:15 - Theory lecture II
  • 12:15 - 13:00 - Lunch
  • 13:00 - 15:00 - Resting time (self-study)
  • 15:00 - 15:15 - Herbal drink
  • 15:15 - 16:15 - Theory lecture III
  • 16:15 - 18:45 - Yoga practice (asana and pranayama)
  • 18:45 - 19:30 - Mantra chanting / meditation
  • 19:30 - 20:00 - Dinner
  • 20:15 - 21:00 - Sanskrit training / meditation / bhajans / group discussions
  • 22:00 - Bed time


Fairs and festivals

The yoga festivals in Rishikesh are one of the most popular in the country of India. Lectures and yoga lessons are conducted by experts in this field during which yoga teachers from different parts of the country participate and many people come from different parts of the country to attend this. Attending satsangs and meditation sessions also form a major part of the yoga festival in the city of Rishikesh.Ganga Aarti is another religious ceremony celebrated during the yoga festival in Rishikesh.

Retreat locatie

Rishikesh is located in the northern part of Uttarakhand. Rishikesh has been the center of spiritual and religious activities since ancient times. This place situated on the right bank of the river Ganga is surrounded on all sides by beautiful hills. Rishikesh is the gateway for pilgrimage to Badrinath and Kedarnath.Rishikesh is also referred as the yoga capital of the world and it houses a number of ashrams offering yoga and meditation courses. This famous pilgrimage spot is also noted for its traditional and cultural performances, exotic cuisine and many other enriching unique factors which fascinates the tourists coming here giving them a wonderful experience. Its serene and holy atmosphere inspires the pilgrims with pious thoughts. It is around Rishikesh where sages, seers or the rishis and munis in ancient times practiced severe penance and meditation. Rishikesh is also an interesting places for those who adventure as passion for in recent times, it is developing as a place of adventure tourism like white water rafting.

Wat er te doen is

Triveni Ghat

This is a well-known bathing ghat on the bank of the Ganga in the city of Rishikesh. In the evening, devotees sing song in adoration to the Gnaga and float in the river with hands full of flowers with lighted eastern lamps. This presents a very enchanting scene of the tourists and devotees. According to the legend, in ancient times, this place was the confluence of three mountain streams and it came to be known as Triveni Ghat.

Bharat temple

It is close to Triveni Ghat, a grand temple of Lord Vishnu. As it was the place of penance of God Ram's younger brother Bharat, it came to be known as Bharat temple. The presiding deity of this temple is Lored Narayana and inscriptions say that this temple was renovated by Shankaracharya, the great theologian of the 8th century.

Lakshman Jhula

This Jhula is built over Ganga en-route from Rishikesh to Devprayag, at a distance of 4 kilometers from Rishikesh. This bridge connects the borders of the areas of Tehri and Pauri. The legend is that Ram Chandraji's younger brother Lakshman performed penance here. After his name this hanging bridge came to be known as Lakshman Jhoola. A grand temple of Lakshman is situated in the vicinity of the bridge. There are many temples nearby which are worth seeing. It is made over river Ganges to cross the river and is a landmark of Rishikesh. A similar bridge near Lakshman Jhula is Ram Jhula It is said that Lakshman crossed Ganges on jute ropes between the place where this bridge is built.

Ram Jhula

There is also another suspension bridge across the Ganga, which is known as Ram or Sivananda Jhula. Ram Jhula is located 3 kilometers (1.9 mi) north of Rishikesh at Muni Ki Reti. There are some of the Hindu ashrams and religious centers like "The Gita Bhawan", and "Swarg Ashram" located here. It is also a connecting bridge between Swargadham, Gita Bhawan and other temples with Sivananda ashram. Though similar in design, this bridge is bigger than Lakshman Jhula. This bridge constructed with the span of 450 feet (140 m) and above 59 feet (18 m) from summer water level.

Neelkanth Mahadev

This place is 12 kilometers away from Rishikesh on foot but by road it is at a distance of 38 kilometers. The legend is that after taking poison found as a result of churning of the ocean, God Shankar's throat turned blue and that is why the God Neelkanth was installed here. The devotees visit this place throughout the year but during the whole month of Shravan the temple is thronged by tourist and devotees.

Kailash Niketan temple

Crossing Lakshman Jhula, the main temple you will see is Kailash Niketan temple. It is a 13-storey structure slightly different from regular temples. The temple has sculptures of all the gods and goddesses.

Kunjapuri temple

This temple of Goddess Durga is situated on a hill at a distance of 25 kilometers. On foot it is 5 kilometers away from Narendranagar township and at a distance 3 kilometers from the Hindolakhal bus stand. There is a road for jeep and taxi to reach the temple from this place. Panoramic views of the Rishikesh valley and the snow clad Himalayan peaks can be seen.

Vashisht cave

  • This ancient cave is situated at a distance of 25 kilometers from Rishikesh on the road Devprayag. This cave is the place of penance by sage Vashisht.

Rajaji national park

The Rajaji national park sprawls over an area of 820.42 sq. km along the foothills of Shivalik ranges. The Rajaji national park was established in the year 1983 by amalgamating three wildlife sanctuaries namely Rajaji, Motichur and Chilla. The Rajaji national park is rich in fossils, which include both its flora and fauna thus giving a lot of opportunities to wildlife and nature lovers.

Gita Bhuvan

  • This newly constructed building is famous for its attractive paintings and statues from the Hindu mythology, situated just across the Lakshman Jhula.

Swarga ashram

  • One can find numerous temples here. This place has the eating joints and shops where one can do shopping. The beautiful statues in the area mesmerize the visitors.

Activities in Rishikesh

People coming here apart from pilgrimage can also indulge in activities like trekking, rafting and yoga. Yoga is primarily a philosophical science, born out of man's need to fathom the meaning of existence. Patanjali, the father of yoga, states in the second sutra "Yoga is the cessation of consciousness." The ultimate aim of yoga is self-evolution. In ancient times, when people lived the yogic way, good health was the natural result of their lifestyle. But, as health deteriorated with man's changing values, yoga gained ground in its use as therapy. Rishikesh, being the yoga capital of the country there are number of yoga centers teaching yoga. All most all the tourist coming here benefit by these yoga training centers.


It is quite interesting to shop in Rishikesh for its uniqueness. Rishikesh is noted for its Shekhawati paintings and miniatures, which are available in the "Open Air Art Gallery. The other items in the shopping list includes carved wooden furniture, semi-precious stones, astrological stones, Ayurvedic medicine, medicinal plants, woolens, and junk jewelery. Some of the few reliable shops in Rishikesh are government approved handloom shop, khadi bhandar, Garhwal wool and craft shop.

In de prijs inbegrepen

  • Full tuition
  • 3 vegetarian meals in a day
  • 27 nights accommodation
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary tea.
  • Room accommodation with air-conditioner
  • Yoga course material
  • Shatkama kit (cleansing techniques)
  • Free Ayurvedic massage class.
  • Yoga course material
  • 1 day out tour
  • Practical and theoretical exams and international yoga teacher/yoga master diploma.

Niet in de prijs inbegrepen

  • Books and notebooks
  • Any other local travel or sightseeing
  • Other items of personal nature


Arrival by road

To commute within Rishikesh there are tongas, taxis and rickshaws available. Whereas from other cities and states buses are operated by state transport corporations and private operators (deluxe, semi deluxe coaches) are available for Rishikesh. Apart from that one can also hire private vehicles to get there.

Arrival by airplane

  • Indian airlines connect Dehradun to Delhi. Some chartered planes also operate from Jolly Grant airport.

Arrival by train

  • Rishikesh is connected by rail via Haridwar (24 km) to Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi, Lucknow, Varanasi, Dehradun and other cities.

Arrival by taxi

  • From New Delhi Airport to Rishikesh Ashram for an approximately cost of 100 USD.
  • From New Delhi Airport to Rishikesh & Rishikesh to New Delhi Airport for an approximately cost of 180 USD.


  • Jolly Grant airport, 18 km


  • Een reservering vereist een aanbetaling van 30% van de totale prijs.
  • De betaling wordt niet gerestitueerd als de boeking wordt geannuleerd.
  • De rest van de betaling moet worden voldaan bij aankomst.
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