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29 Days 200-Hour Ancient Art of Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India

Rishikul Yogshala, Narayana Kunj, Vill Jonk Swargashram Pauri Garhwal, Near Neelkanth Taxi Stand, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249304, India

Yoga Teacher Training India

Join Rishikul Yogshala and acquire a life-changing experience through an immersion into the ancient art of yoga for better health and wellbeing, improving your strength, flexibility, and mind in the environment that encourages compassion to blossom from within. Even if you are entirely new to yoga or a specialist searching to expand your practice, this teacher training course will give you immense confidence and inspiration to be a perfect yogi and a perfect yoga guru.

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Bipin, Swami Atmanananda, Gangesha, & 7 More…
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Highlights

  • Shatkriyas (cleansing) and laughter therapy
  • Daily morning Hatha yoga and evening Ashtanga yoga
  • Daily meditation, pranayama, and mantra chanting classes
  • Equal emphasis on yoga philosophy, ethics, and yoga anatomy
  • Free Indian cooking classes and dance yoga
  • Free weekly trips to local sites of interest
  • Healthy nutritious meals and drinks
  • 28 nights' accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

Yoga styles


29 days with instruction
The maximum participants in the group is 25
Airport transfer available:
Jolly Grant Airport (US$20 per person)
Airport transfer available:
Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$80 per person)
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Dining area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tour assistance

A comfortable abode for seeking souls, the Yogshala offers a clean, cozy, and a refreshing stay in Rishikesh. The rooms are very comfortable with modern facilities, private marble bathrooms and free Wi-Fi. All rooms are fitted with fans and air-conditioned rooms are available at a supplement. A lush green garden acts as the perfect setting and social meeting point for students during the course. The two yoga halls have a vista overlooking the Himalayas, an escape from the demands of the city life.

Program

Certifications

Upon completion of this yoga teacher training, students are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®).

Rishikul Yogshala is registered with Yoga Alliance, and the course is based on a combination of the traditional form of Hatha and Ashtanga yoga. The aim is to provide a strong foundational knowledge of yoga along with the correct postures, meditation process, breathing techniques, and philosophy, giving participants a strong foundation to go on to teach confidently with skill or to deepen their own self practice.

Reading the reviews by former students of Rishikul Yogshala it is clear to see the love that students who have completed the course feel for the teachers and course content.

Rishikul Yogshala has many years of experience in putting together a teacher training program structured to make students physically as well as mentally strong, as well as spiritually content. After the successful completion of this course, students can learn the techniques of yoga to such an extent that they can easily teach the basics of yoga, the primary series of Ashtanga and Hatha yoga.

Asana classes

Ashtanga yoga

The tradition of Sri K Pattabhi Jois - the founder of Ashtanga yoga, forms the base of this intensive class with the use of theoretical knowledge in practice.

  • In-depth study of Ashtanga Vinyasa
  • Primary series and secondary series
  • Details of all the involved asanas
  • Learn to concentrate on energy locks (bandhas)

Hatha yoga

With numerous health benefits, Hatha classes will teach students to observe the body and take a conscious approach to its limitations. The focus of the class is not related to the dynamic way of performing asanas, but to work on correct alignment in every posture.

  • Sun salutation with 12 surya mantras and its benefits
  • Traditional and classical Hatha yoga
  • Correct alignment and adjustments
  • The benefits of each asana
  • Terminologies and Sanskrit names and the meaning of asana
  • Modification of asana for various ability levels
  • How to use props correctly
  • How to use the breath
  • Mudras or gestures

Yoga philosophy

The philosophy classes will help the students achieve their inner and spiritual growth, offering answers to many question related to yoga and life. While teaching yoga philosophy, the students are assisted to live an enlightened life in society. The key points include:

  • The base of the philosophy and history of yoga
  • An introduction to Sanskrit
  • Introduction to yoga sutras, Shiva sutras, kama sutras, and bhakti sutra
  • Study of all yoga hypothesis on the basis of ancient scriptures

Mantra yoga

Mantra is a group of Sanskrit words that are rhythms and create sound vibrations that touch every cell in the body, the depth of the soul. In mantra classes, students will learn to come together to create an inner awareness as the teacher guides you through each mantra and its meaning.

  • Correct pronunciation of mantra
  • Allow inner spiritual transformation
  • Aids in reaching the highest stages of meditation

Meditation

You will learn a wide range of meditation exercises and strategies for relaxation and to clear the mind.

  • Guided and self-meditation
  • Learn how to guide others in meditation
  • The science of meditation and proper breathing
  • Yoga Nidra basic series up to four levels
  • Meditations and its practices

Pranayama

Prana is life force or breath. The classes awaken students’ realization of the importance of the breath both in the practice of yoga and in everyday life. When you manage to purify your bodies and minds, pranayama becomes a real pleasure and reveals the way to the spiritualistic experiences.

  • Knowledge of the breathing techniques beneficial to both the body and mind
  • Nadi shodhanam, bhastrika, ujjai, shetali and shetkari, nadi and kapalbati
  • The importance of diaphragmatic breathing
  • Stress and anxiety related breathing techniques
  • External pranayama series up to two variations
  • Kumbhaka (retention) and pause less or continuous breathings
  • Levels of concentrations and its refinements

Anatomy

Anatomy classes allow the students to gain a basic knowledge about the human body and its most important systems.

  • Theoretical knowledge necessary for teaching in the future
  • Ability to apply appropriate practices to improve and maintain health
  • Knowledge of the benefits and side effects of particular yoga practices
  • Techniques of observations and correcting the bodily systems and organs
  • Energy anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, and others)
  • Anatomy and psychological study of inhalation and exhalation
  • Anatomy of nerves system and respiratory systems
  • Anatomy of spinal cord and digestive systems

Teaching methodology

It is strongly believed that the teacher training program is incomplete without proper classes of teaching methodology and techniques. In the last week of this course, you will be given the opportunity to teach others under the guidance of the teachers.

  • Principles of observation
  • Demonstrations
  • Assisting and correcting other peoples body
  • Proper alignment, benefits, and potential risks of various yoga postures and kriyas
  • Study of the different principles apply to different asanas
  • Lifestyle and ethics of a yoga teacher

Daily sample schedule

  • 05:45 Morning tea
  • 06:00 Hatha yoga
  • 07:45 Pranayama
  • 09:00 Breakfast and rest
  • 10:30 Mantra chanting
  • 11:30 Tea break
  • 11:45 Yoga philosophy
  • 13:00 Lunch and rest
  • 15:00 Teaching methodology
  • 16:00 Tea break
  • 16:15 Ashtanga yoga
  • 18:15 Meditation
  • 19:15 Dinner
  • 20:30 Self-study
  • 22:00 Lights out

Please also note a doctor is available for free consultations but medicine will cost extra.

Included excursions

During the program, you will enjoy a Himalaya sight-seeing trip and a visit to aarti.

Instructors

Bipin Baloni

Swami Atmanananda Giri

Gangesha Chaitanya

Kavitha Hangargi

Annnamalai Prana Ji (Swami Thiyagaranjan)

Deepa Ji

Gurmeet Singh

Vimal Sharma

Kushal

Suraj Choudhary

Retreat location

This teacher training program will be conducted in serene and comfortable surroundings in the spiritual town of Rishikesh. Set on the banks of the holy River Ganges and nestled in the valley of the Himalayas. Rishikul welcomes you to its home in the Swargashram area, set away from the hustle and bustle of the main town over looking rice fields and mango trees, yet a moments stroll to local amenities and the forest.

Food

The healthy and nutritious food is prepared by Ayurvedic chefs with oriental spices and herbs for enhancing the well-being of the students. Each dish is prepared with a mindset to support the high demands of the program.

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
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • Fruitarian
  • Lactose Free
  • Other dietary requirements on request
  • Ayurvedic
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)

During your free time, you may take a stroll to the banks of River Ganges, explore the spiritual city Rishikesh, join the counseling sessions, or take a peaceful nap.

Spa treatments

Rishikul Yogshala offers Ayurveda treatments to the participants at an additional cost. Joining this course, you are eligible for a discounted treatment at the in-house facility.

What's included

  • 28 nights' accommodation
  • 1 T-shirt for yoga class
  • 2 yoga books for self-study
  • 3 teas and refreshments per day
  • 3 vegetarian meals per day
  • 200-hour yoga teacher training certificate
  • Daily meditation, pranayama, and mantra chanting classes
  • Daily morning Hatha yoga and evening Ashtanga yoga
  • Discounted Ayurveda treatment at the in-house facility
  • Equal emphasis on yoga philosophy, ethics, and yoga anatomy
  • Free Indian cooking classes and dance yoga
  • Himalaya sight-seeing tour
  • Nasal wash pot
  • Outdoor yoga practice and meditation
  • Shatkriyas (cleansing) and laughter therapy
  • Study material
  • Visit to aarti
  • Weekend social, cultural, and recreational activities
  • Weekly group discussion aimed to develop your critical skills
  • Yoga teacher training manuals and materials

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) or Jolly Grant Airport (DED). Transfer from and to these airports is available upon request. The cost from Gandhi International Airport (DEL) to the retreat center is 80 USD while the cost from Jolly Grant Airport (DED) is 20 USD.

Airport: Jolly Grant Airport Airport transfer available: Jolly Grant Airport (US$20 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$80 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 15% 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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The first 20 registrants are eligible to benefit from special discount of 5% from package price.

 

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