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Rishikesh Yoga Home offers the 100-hour teacher training course for beginners or yoga aspirants. The 100-hour yoga program is structured for those who are exploring short term residential courses offered for only 13 days. The yoga instructors of Rishikesh Yoga Home have beautifully designed the program in order to provide the best experience of yoga teachings and postures to students. The 100-hours YTT course includes the study and practice of Hatha yoga, asanas, pranayama, meditation, kriyas, alignment, and adjustment workshop.
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This theoretical session will cover the history and philosophy of yoga and development of yoga from ancient times with analysis of most important books on yoga, until the present days. Such a perspective will offer you an understanding of the main goals of yoga and how the variety of practices that sprung from original discipline aims to fulfill those goals.
This will give you an understanding of the purpose of every yoga practice so that you could apply this understanding in your own personal practice and class. Connecting one’s yoga practice to roots makes it more meaningful and gives you better instruments to evaluate progress.
The Ashtanga and Vinyasa styles of yoga have a few likenesses, however, they are, truth be told, unmistakable styles of yoga with some plausible contrasts.
Though you will have Pranayama practices on each daily practice classes, you will specially have some classes dedicated to Pranayama in which you will learn the following breathing techniques: anulome-vilome pranayama, nadi sodhan pranayama, sitkari, ujjayi, kapalbhati, etc. You will also have lectures on the philosophy of Pranayama, the philosophy of panch prana, etc.
While gaining an understanding of the goals and philosophy of yoga and having overviewed the practices that ancient yogis use to meet these goals, you will look at the same practices from the perspective of modern science. You will see how the effectiveness of yogic practices is explained in traditional, anatomical, and physiological terms.
This topic will also give you an understanding of safety during practice. Being aware of how the body works, what are the most vulnerable points, how diseases originate, and how they affect systems of the body, you will learn how to build the practice safely for all students and adapt it for specific needs.
Chanting has been an integral part of all religions through the ages. As you sit together with other participants in one place, you will have different thoughts. But when you start chanting, there is one thought and one rhythm in all your minds. All minds become one, this oneness creates profound energy that enlivens all.
The main philosophy of yoga is simple: mind, body, and spirit are all one and cannot be clearly separated. Yet there is a multitude of philosophical ideas developed by looking into the deeper dimensions of the body, mind, and spirit.
Bandha or a yogic lock enables a yogi to block and direct the flow of pranic energy in a certain way to change the energy pattern in the body. Bandhas not only modifies the flow of pranic energy through the nadis (energy meridians) but also modifies the flow of nerve currents in the nervous system and blood flow through the blood vessels.
The Sanskrit word "mudra" is translated as a gesture or attitude. Mudras can be described as psychic, emotional, devotional, and aesthetic gestures or attitudes. They are a combination of subtle physical movements that alter the mood, attitude, and perception which deepen awareness and concentration.
In scientific terms, mudras provide a means to access and influence the unconscious reflexes and primal, instinctive habit patterns that originate in the primitive areas of the brain and around the brain stem. Mudras establish a subtle connection with these areas.
Those shatkarma which affect purification of the body are a secret. They have manifold, wondrous results, and are held in high esteem by eminent yogis. (Hatha Yoga Pradipika 2:23) Yogic science gives as much importance to certain cleansing processes as it does to asana or pranayama. Without regular cleansing of the system, one cannot gain maximum benefit from yoga practices. Without purification of the body, one will not be ready for the higher practices of yoga.
Ayurveda means "Science of Life". It deals with each and every aspect of human life. Its first objective is to maintain health and happiness while the next is to manage and restore the status of health and productive state of mind. Ayurveda offers wonderful tools for a better lifestyle. It gives equal importance to your body, mind, and soul; therefore, it works with a holistic approach.
The most appropriate method to attain optimum health naturally is the system and science of yoga. Yoga is not only a series of physical postures or meditative practices. It is a lifestyle that can be lived by everyone, not necessarily those who are sannyasins, sadhus, or renunciates.
It is a form of understanding, of realizing your interactions in life, trying to improve them, trying to understand the needs of the body, the needs of the mind, and also the needs of the spirit. This is the concept of a yogic lifestyle: living according to the laws of the body and the laws of nature.
Note: The schedule is subject to change.
During this training, you will have one Indian cooking class, one Mehandi class, local sightseeing on Sundays, and many adventurous tours across Rishikesh including the following:
Vikash Bisht was born in the picturesque hill town of Rishikesh in the year 1982. Just at the age of 16, he discovered his interest towards yoga. At that very young age, he gained a lot of recognition due to his teaching of the Hatha Yoga while regularly attending the acupressure, naturopathy, intensive courses, and yoga therapy classes. His great passion towards yoga teaching and aesthetic way of life turned his life towards devoutness, self analysis, and meditation. Afterwards, he escalated his insights of correcting and assisting yoga students.
Yogi Mohan Jee is a well-qualified and competent yoga teacher with experiences in Hatha Yoga, Shivananda Yoga, Raj Yoga, Acupressure, and nephropathy. His professionalism has made him successful in the field of conducting 200, 300, and 500 hours yoga teacher training in India. He started his yoga learning when he was just 15. He is regularly participating in the seminars and yoga festivals being conducted all over the world. His deep understandings of body alignments and asanas have helped him a lot in giving basic comprehension over the human body.
Yogi Shailendra Rana is a qualified and experienced Hatha yoga and pranayama instructor at Rishikesh Yoga Home. He was born in a spiritual family in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand. He began his yoga journey in the lap of Himalayas from multiple yoga schools in Rishikesh. His dedication towards yoga made him move towards the deep learning of yoga. He initiated himself into the path of yoga and meditation. In his achievements, he has visited several countries to teach and explore yoga, following the syllabus of the Yoga Alliance, USA. He brings sincere love for students in the classes he holds.
Meet Yogini Richa Mishra. The well experienced and exposed Yogini with the skills of basic Hatha and Ashtanga yoga. She is also well trained in Core Yoga and Hatha Flow. Since her childhood, she has dedicated his life to spirituality and yogic life. She is truly blessed with her talent for yoga in her life. She has been doing this for a long time. Her knowledge has given a chance to share her yoga experience with several yoga lovers in different parts of the country. She is a registered yoga instructor Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusadhana Samantha, Bengaluru, India.
Sankalp Sadh was born in Farrukhabad, Uttar Pradesh India. He began his serious practice of yoga at a young age, studying at the Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga. After earning Yoga Instructor Course’s Certificate at Bapu Nature Cure Hospital and Yogashram in Delhi, then he started to teach in Delhi. Sankalp Sadh is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) in with Yoga Alliance. Also, he has completed 60 hours Advance Trainer Traning Course in Yogasana with Anubhuti Yoga Delhi. He also workes as an Ayurveda consultant and therapist along with his yoga teachings.
He is Prem Bahadur Shah. This 28-years-old Yoga teacher has a huge experience in Hatha & Ashtanga. He moved to India at the age of nineteen and joined Upaya Yoga’s Teacher Training school in 2014, starting his career as a master in Indian Yogic Saatvik Vegetarian food, working as a kitchen chef and manager. However, He soon realized that cooking was not his only passion: working and living in a yogic environment became a stimulation, awakening a deep curiosity and interest in yoga practice. In 2015 he finally decided to change the course of his life, started his own yoga practice.
Rishikesh, the most tranquil place in northern Uttar Pradesh, surrounded by hills and bisected by the wide and sluggish Ganges, is often claimed as the "Yoga Capital of the World". Back in the 1960s, Rishikesh gained instant fame as the site where The Beatles came to stay with their guru, the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
It is an excellent place to meditate and study yoga. Rishikesh is also a good starting Laxman Jhula point for treks to Himalayan pilgrimage centers such as Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, and Yamnotri. It is rightly called the gateway to the Himalayan Shrines of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri. The seven-story temple situated 24 kilometers upstream from Haridwar, at the confluence of the Chandrabhaga and Ganga, Rishikesh has long been a spiritual center.
You will be provided three vegetarian meals, two herbal teas, and a vegetable or fruit drink daily to keep you under Sattvic state. Sattvic food is the purest diet, the most suitable one for any serious yoga student. It nourishes the body and maintains a peaceful state. This, in turn, calms and purifies the mind, enabling it to function at its maximum potential.
A Sattvic diet will ultimately lead to true health; a peaceful mind in control of a fit body, with a balanced flow of energy between them. Sattvic foods include:
During this training, you will be treated to one free Ayurvedic massage. You can also book the following treatments for a fee:
Jolly Grant Airport
Indira Gandhi International Airport
Transfer available for additional US$100 per person
Please book your flight to arrive at Jolly Grant Airport (DED) which is the nearest airport to Rishikesh (approximately 35 kilometers away). Popular carriers like Air India, Spice Jet, and Jet Airways often have daily flights from Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). Apart from Delhi, there is a flight from Lucknow to Dehradun as well.
Once you reach the airport, you can opt for a regular taxi or bus service which is easily available from Dehradun to Rishikesh. The second nearest international airport for Rishikesh is in New Delhi which is well-connected with different cities across the globe.
Being a popular tourist destination, Rishikesh has a good network of buses connecting it with important places such as Haridwar, Dehradun, and New Delhi. Buses depart in the morning and late evening from the Kashmere Gate ISBT, New Delhi for Rishikesh every day. You can choose from a regular, deluxe, or a luxurious coach.
The nearest railhead to Rishikesh is in Haridwar which is approximately 25 kilometers away. Haridwar, in turn, is linked to major Indian cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Lucknow, and Varanasi. Some of the popular trains are Shatabadi Express, Jan Shatabdi, AC Special Express, and Mussoorie Express.
For those making the journey to Rishikesh, it is advisable to take the train till Haridwar and then either take a bus or hire a taxi to Rishikesh. While the bus would take about 45 minutes, the taxi will take you to Rishikesh in about half an hour.
Driving up to Rishikesh is worth considering, as it is connected to other cities via the National Highway 58, which is in good condition for most of the year. The short stretch of hilly terrain may be a little rutted but tourists prefer to take a taxi or drive up to Rishikesh. The drive from Delhi to Rishikesh would take approximately six to seven hours.
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