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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. Pyramid Yogashala Teachers Training courses are comprised of small groups of up to 12 people, in order to provide intimate classes where the teachers can give proper personalized attention to each student.
During the course, you will be staying at the Pyramid Yogshala Guesthouse in Laxmanjhula, Rishikesh, India. The school is situated in the heart of touristic 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. They also have their own “almost” private waterfall. There are 2 yoga shalas, a restaurant area, and a beautiful green garden with a terrace. Cafés, restaurants, shops, an ATM, healthcare, organic stores are in the neighborhood, making Pyramid Yogshala the perfect place to host retreats and yoga teacher training in Rishikesh.
Pyramid Yogshala has single and double room accommodation for their students and guests, all with their own private bathroom. Some of the rooms have a balcony with a garden and Ganga view, where you can chill during break time. Rooms at the Pyramid are well maintained and clean, with bedsheets, pillows, bath towels, toilet paper, blanket, and welcome amenities upon arrival are included. Wi-Fi is available in the restaurant area. Free filtered water is also available, while laundry service is provided on request.
Students who complete the training are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®).
This 200 hours holistic yoga teacher training course includes classes on meditation, mantra chanting, shatkriya (cleansing process), Hatha yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga, anatomy, yoga philosophy, yoga teaching methodology and adjustment, and Ayurveda. During your stay, you will experience a gratifying transformational and personal growth opportunity, and share some of the most memorable moments in your life with fellow like-minded people, connected in the path of yoga, uplifting consciousness, and healing humanity.
During the opening (welcoming) ceremony you will be provided with a complete yoga kit which includes, book for study, notebook, neti-pot, rubber neti, school t-shirt, and bag. The course is structured so that all levels of yoga practitioners can learn and develop their practice and teaching abilities. On the final day of the course, you will be awarded a certificate of completion. All yoga class material such as yoga mats, bolsters bricks and belts will be provided by Pyramid Yogshala but you can bring your own personal yoga mat if you want.
This course is tailored to meet the needs of beginners and intermediate yogis who want to pass on their passion for 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 firsthand. 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 teaching profession. 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’ll 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. You’ll be taught 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 shatkarma 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 that is very effective and good to remove many illnesses and open the body blockages. You'll 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. What you’ll practice:
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, recurrent yoga injuries, and how to prevent them. The teaching methodology is one the most important part of the course as 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 are affected by asanas and the flow of breath. Knowing the basic structure and function of the organs and systems is very important to practitioners, so that their work as yoga teachers can be safe and beneficial to future students. This is what you’ll learn:
An intensive and integral part of yoga, the 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:
Note: 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:
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.
This retreat will take place at Pyramid Yogshala in Laxmanjhula Rishikesh, India. Rishikesh is a holy city and is known 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 tranquility, 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 Pyramid Yogshala's 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 you eat influences your physical well-being, and also your 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 that makes you lethargic or sluggish. Rajasic food is that which brings about activity or restlessness. Whereas, Sattvic food is the kind that 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 your master cook and assistants.
Please note that any special dietary request should be addressed when making your reservation.
There is a lot to do and see around here. these are not included in the price but Pyramid Yogshala can arrange upon request.
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