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Expert tip: This is one of the most popular yoga retreats offered in India.
Pyramid Yogshala 200-hour Holistic yoga teacher training course focuses on Traditional styles of yoga, with comprehensive and genuine teachings on yoga philosophy, yogic life, asanas, pranayama, anatomy, meditation, mantra-chanting, teaching methodology, alignment, and Ashtanga Vinyasa. You will learn from yogis who have been long studying and practicing yoga and all its pillars.
The Yogshala, provides a traditional and familiar Indian culture environment, in a heavenly location near the Ganges River in the Holy city of Rishikesh, surrounded by nature at the foothills of the Himalayas. Pyramid Yogshala is a registered school with Yoga Alliance and grants a diploma certification upon completion, and our mission is to provide high quality education on yoga, and help spread this blessing of the gods to all humanity.
During the course, you will be staying at the Pyramid Yogshala Guest house in Laxmanjuhla, Rishikesh, India. The school is situated in the heart of turistic Rishikesh, Next to the famous hanging bridge and holy ganga (Holy river), yet away from all the hustle and bustle of the main street. The place is a little bit high up the mountain, peaceful and surrounded by beautiful green gardens, and forest. We also have our own “almost” private waterfall. There are 2 yoga shalas, restaurant area with , and a beautiful green garden with a terrace. Cafés restaurants, shops, ATM, healthcare, organic stores. are in the neighbourhood, making Pyramid Yogshala the perfect place to host retreats and TTC courses in Rishikesh.
Pyramid Yogshala has single, double, and triple room accommodation for students and guests, all with own private bathroom. Some of the rooms have balcony with garden and Ganga view, where you can chill during break time. Rooms at the Pyramid are well maintained and clean. and bed sheets, pillows, bath towels, toilet paper, blanket and welcome amenities upon arrival are included. Wi-Fi is available at the restaurant area as well as free filtered water, and laundry service is provided on request.
This course is tailored to meet the needs of experienced beginners and intermediate yogis who want to pass on their passion on Yoga to others, or simply enhance their practice to a whole new level and deepen their knowledge on the subject. You will be immersed and living the yogic lifestyle for 28 days and experience the real Indian yogic culture in first hand.
This course is also a big opportunity for personal growth for you’ll be developing self-discipline, self-control, stamina, endurance, and resilience, and learn spiritual and physical purification techniques, along with learning a new set of skills that will help you if you choose the Yoga Teacher profession.
A big attention is given to Yoga Teaching Techniques and Principles, as well as for correct alignment of asanas, and you’ll learn not only how to prepare and conduct a class from beginning to end, but also how to demonstrate, adjust and help your future students to reach their maximum potential and get the most benefit from the asanas performed.
Your level of fitness will improve significantly, and you will feel your body and mind much more strong, flexible, and balanced, and overall wellness because of the intense daily practices.
Pranayama is a set of Yogic Techniques and practices generally defined as breath control and is on its own considered a science. Here is what you will learn on the subject:
Bandhas are energy locks provoked by the contraction of certain groups of muscles and are widely used in yoga practice. Here's a glimpse of what you’ll learn on the subject
Mantras play a big role in daily Yogic life. Mantras are sounds, and prayers that carry huge energy and vibration. We’ll teach to sing:
Shatkarma is the Sanskrit term for one of the six yogic purification techniques (kriyas) as outlined in the "Hatha Yoga Pradipika." The purpose of these cleansing techniques is to keep the body strong, clean and healthy. They remove toxins and anything blocking the flow of prana in the body.
Practicing shatkarmas internally purifies the body, and makes pranayama and meditation practice easier by preparing the body to perform these practices without distraction, discomfort or fatigue. This is a traditional yogic cleansing technique which is very effective and good to remove many illnesses and open the body blockages. You will learn:
Indian traditional yoga style is called "Hatha" (“ha” means sun “Tha” means moon) Unifying the sun and the moon within (Yin and Yang). It's a physical method for preparing and maintaining the body, providing stamina flexibility Balance and strength. This is the most traditional popular and beneficial yoga style.
During these classes, you will learn how a perfect posture should be. You will also learn how to connect with your future students through correct class verbal guidance and touch adjustment, and about recurrent yoga injuries and how to prevent them. Teaching methodology is one the most important part of the course as our students will learn the following:
The history of yoga, the sutras of Patanjali and the importance of yoga and its origins in India, are the subjects of these classes and lectures. Questions will be addressed and you will deepen your knowledge about yoga.
Anatomy classes expose how the body, bones, inner systems, and respiration ar affected by asanas and the flow of breath. To know The basic structure and function of the organs and systems is very important to practitioners, so that their work as yoga teacher can be safe and beneficial to future students. This is what you will learn:
An intensive and integral part of yoga, Ashtanga yoga style requires deep commitment and self-practice to achieve the goal. The Pyramid’s yoga instructors are experienced teachers and advanced practitioners of the Ashtanga style and will guide you safely through the hardest postures. you’ll learn the complete Led primary series:
This schedule can be changed and will vary from week to week. Final weekly schedule will be provided in the beginning of the course.
During the course, you will have the opportunity to experience different recreational activities to be scheduled, such as:
He is old-handed in Meditation and other spiritual practices. Since 10 years or more; he is giving relaxing and refreshing talks on about Bhagavat Gita, Yoga, Great Yogic such as Lao Tzu, Jalaluddin Rumi, Boddhidharma, Buddha, Patanjali and Sri Krishna. The gentle and inspiring talks of Swami Ji helps in understanding the true meaning of yoga and its balancing impact on multiple problems. He clearly explains the Patanjali Yoga Sutras which makes a person strong, secure and self-sufficient. Swami Ji is really a kind and compassionate person with a soft & gentle voice.
Ravi Nagar is the founder of the Pyramid Yogshala and the co-owner of the Pyramid café with his family. He has a BA in Yoga from the Haridwar University and is currently working on his Masters in Yoga. He cares deeply about offering excellent, safe and personalized yoga education to all students, which is why he created the Yogshala. Ravi is a real Yogi and not just because of his yoga practice, but because of the way he lives his life, putting his personal best in everything he does, and the graciousness he shows to the people around him.
Yoga has been Manoj’s calling since early childhood. He was introduced to yoga by his grandfather who encouraged him to follow the path of karma yoga. Later on in his life Manoj explored Bhakti and Karma in depth to take his yoga journey further. Being born in Rishikesh he has always been absorbed in spirituality and yoga, which is why chose to share his experience through teaching. Manoj developed his practice learning and living amongst communities of Swamis and Yogis. His understanding of traditional yoga grew at Swargashram, Sivananda Ashram and Jai Ram Ashram.
Kushal spent a year teaching yoga to the Indian National Army, helping thousands of soldiers bolster their physical strength and alleviate the stresses of military service. He also enjoys volunteering at several yoga camps in Uttarakhand. He currently holds a Master’s degree in Yogic Science.
Direndra Ji is a master in Yoga Philosophy, meditation, pranayama and all related Yogic subjects. Having spent more than 12 years in traditional monastic education, and with more than 20 years of experience in Teaching, he is a gem that fascinates and and enlightens students that come across him. Qualifications : B.Sc. (Biology) from Government Autonomous Science College, Jiwaji University, Gwalior, M.P. Yoga Education : Learnt Yoga from Shri Urjanand Sarswati Maharaj, Shri Mahakal Yoga Ashram, Dev van, Joura, M.P. P.G. Diploma in Yoga Therapy from Kaivalyadham, Lonavala, M.R. Yoga and Vedan
Swami Amarna Ji has done Osho Meditation Training Course in "OSHO INTERNATIONAL MEDITATION RESORT"in Pune, Maharashtra (India). He has well versed experienced in a different level of Osho Meditations and has been teaching many years in almost all the places all over India. Swami Amarna goes on felicitating, sharing Osho Meditation, Osho Visions too. Currently, he is residing in Rishikesh and continues serving and sharing his knowledge & experience from his Sadguru "OSHO" or Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh to devotees from all over the world. Our Students really meditate, enjoy & Celebrate his classes,
Roopam Pundir is a young and dynamic yoga teacher who specializes in pranayama. Her passion for yoga began at a young age, and she has spent many years studying under great masters learning all aspects of yoga but specifically focusing on the health and wellness benefits of pranayama and meditation. She is also currently furthering her studies pursuing her master degree in Yoga Science from Uttarakhand Sanskrit University in Haridwar, India. Roopam is a dedicated teacher with ample experience and is loved by all of her students. She pays particular attention to the needs of every student throu
Pratap Rawat who was born in Dev Bhoomi, Uttarakhand is on the verge of accomplishing his masters in yoga acharya from Uttarakhand Sanskrit University in Haridwar. From an early age, he had a keen interest in learning asana practice followed by a balanced diet, which led him to explore the practice of Ashtanga yoga. He has devoted himself to learning ashtanga primary series over a year. He has been teaching teachers in Rishikesh, yoga capital of the world, since 2017. He likes to maintain discipline, positive energy and mindfulness in the class. His prime focus is to give the right knowledge t
This retreat will take place at Pyramid Yogshala in Laxmanjhula Rishikesh, India. Rishikesh is a holy city and is known around as the Yoga capital of the world. Every early March Rishikesh hosts the international Yoga Festival, organized by the world famous Ashram Parmarth Niketan. Rishikesh is, therefore, the perfect place to learn and study yoga. Surrounded by beautiful green mountains, the holy and mighty Ganges, Himalayan foothills, and tranquillity, the spiritual atmosphere of this place can easily be felt. monkeys, Squirrels, dogs and cows are everyday companions in Rishikesh just as parrots, peacocks and other species of exotic birds. The city of sages will lovingly receive you as it does for thousands of spiritual seekers, and so will our dedicated and committed staff.
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Daily freshly made vegetarian meals are included in the package of the course. The food is fully prepared hygienically and the vegetable is organic and locally produced. The food here at the Pyramids is well known all around the world for its taste and quality.
What we eat, influences our physical well being, and also our emotions and thoughts. Yoga and Ayurveda classify food according to the effect provoked in the body and mind, and it can be of three types - Satva, Rajas and Tamas. Tamasic food is the kind of food which makes us lethargic or sluggish. Rajasic food is that which brings about activity or restlessness. Whereas, Sattvic food is the kind which makes you feel light, energetic and enthusiastic.
Sattvic foods are those which purify the body and calm the mind. They stimulate the body and mind into action. Cooked food that is consumed within 3-4 hours can be considered sattvic. All food prepared at the Pyramids is Sattvic and prepared with love and in due proportions by our master cook and assistants.
There is a lot to do and see around here. These are not included in the price but they can arrange upon request.
Jolly Grant Airport
Fly to Dehradun Airport (DED) and Pyramid Yogashala will provide airport pick-up to the school free of charge.
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