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22 Day 200-Hour Traditional Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Course in Rishikesh

Osho Vision Rishikesh, Badrinath Road, Way upside street in front of S.B.I. Bank, Besides Balaknath Temple, Upper Tapovan, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249137, India

Yoga Teacher Training India

This is a fully residential course, systematically designed with theory as well as practical classes. In the course, all the components of Hatha yoga, such as asana, pranayama, mudra, bandha, and shatkarma, are discussed along with their implication into your day to day life. The course brings to you an understanding of yogic lifestyle which includes all activities right from when you wake up until you wake up the next time. Learn how to be a smart yoga teacher.

Meet the instructors

Satyanarayan & Rohit
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Highlights

  • Discuss relevant yoga texts
  • The traditional approach to teaching
  • Focused on well being of the students
  • Practices to work on different spheres of an individual
  • Certification on the successful completion of the course
  • Skilled teachers to offer generously
  • 21 nights accommodation
  • Daily brunch and dinner

Yoga styles


21 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Hindi
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Smoke-free property
  • Terrace
  • Yoga shala
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Library
  • Meeting room
  • Parking lot

The rooms are always shared. In event of personal need, Sanatana Yog Sandesh offers private room, but this is exceptional. The rooms are airy, clean, with sufficient light etc. Wi-Fi is available at the main building where students can access.

Program

Yoga teacher training and assessment: The entire Yoga Teacher Training is the assessment of the students at all levels. However, there will be one practical and one written test. Successful students in these tests will be conferred upon the Teacher Training Certificate.

Course eligibility

The course is open to everyone however underwritten needs some consideration such as medical fitness; physical as well as mental. In cases otherwise, SANATANA YOG SANDESH must be detailed the individual limitation along with the medical report.

Preparation for the course/retreat

You need to be prepared for the training because during the time of the course you will pass through a lot of changes at physical, mental, and emotional levels. The classes are always gentle according to the need and limitation of the aspirants yet effective. You will be having your body standing on feet and standing on the head as well. From Tadasana (palm tree) to Sirsasana (headstand) and from Padangulinaman (toe bending) to Vrishchikasana (scorpion) also will be in the journey but with a systematic approach.

Sanatana Yog Sandesh will do their best to bring to you all a broader view of yoga so you can practice and disseminate the same according to your own way. They are practitioners only and will offer unto you the same practices. Either you are to start your yoga journey or you have been practicing yoga or you have been teaching yoga, the course/retreat will fit you the most.

  • Arrival is always one day before the course starts
  • Hatha yoga: asana, pranayama, mudra, bandha, meditation, philosophy, anatomy, etc
  • Kundalini yoga: Kundalini, asana, pranayama, mudra, bandha, meditation, anatomy, Shiva Samhita teaching, including all chakra philosophy and practical aspects

Course Objective:

Providing of the requisite completing training to the participants' endeavor to blossom into integrated personalities with the balance of head, heart, and hand.

Unearthing the true principles of Hatha yoga and their components to the participants in the easiest possible way. To offer to the world at large well trained Hatha yoga teachers.

Course standards and curriculum: Techniques, Training, and Practice, Teaching Methodology, Anatomy and Physiology, Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers, Practicum and business aspects of Yoga.

Karma yoga: During the course, individuals undergo experiences that require those to be assimilated within for which Karma yoga is the best means. Depending upon the requirements we many incorporate this as well.

Suggested practices

Sanatana Yoga Sandesh suggests that you do some simple practices which you need to be practicing as preparation of your body, mind, and emotion for the training.

  • Movements of joints (from toes to neck) - at least five times each joint. All joints can be moved backward, forward and can be rotated clockwise and anticlockwise. So, this way slowly you have to practice these joint movements.
  • Practice of Breathing (in Shavasana) - Abdominal breathing - start with 20 breaths the first day and maximum goes up to 100.

Suggested books on yoga

Sanatana Yog Sandesh recommends some books for the sake of study. But no practices from any of these recommended books should be done except under sound guidance.

  • Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha: Swami Satyananda Saraswati
  • Raja Yoga: Swami Vivekananda
  • Prana and Pranayama: Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati
  • Anatomy and Physiology: not specified

The daily schedule

The daily schedule starts at 5 a.m. All students have to wake up at this time except in some contingencies. The above daily programs are tentative and subject to change according to need. All classes are held for 6 days in a week.

  • 05:30 - 07:00 Personal practices (recommended ones)
  • 07:00 - 07:15 Herbal tea/drink
  • 07:00 - 09:30 Asana, Pranayama followed by Relaxation
  • 09:30 - 10:30 Mealtime
  • 10:30 - 11:30 Rest
  • 11:30 - 12:30 Lecture: Anatomy, Philosophy, etc
  • 13:00 - 13:30 Fruit/fruit juice
  • 14:00 - 15:30 Meditation, relaxation: Lecture and practice and Vice-versa
  • 15:30 - 16:30 Personal cleaning and Karma yoga
  • 16:30 - 18:30 Asana, alignment, and adjustments: Theory and practical training, teaching practices
  • 18:30 - 19:30 Dinner
  • 19:30 - 20:30 Kirtan, Chanting, video shows, personal time, etc. This is an optional session but participation of everyone brings a distinct harmony between all of us
  • 21:00 Bedtime

Everyone is in the process of being mature and the Congress at this yoga course/retreat is also one of the processes to unfold the sense of oneness with one another. Therefore, you need to be ready to deal with anything coming in your way!

Instructors

Satyanarayan Jha

Rohit Kumar

Retreat location

This training will take place at Rishikesh, a very ancient city in Uttarakhand province of India.

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

You will be served Sattvik (suitable for yoga) vegetarian North Indian food. Alcohol, drugs, or any kind of intoxicant is strictly forbidden. Non-vegetarian food is also not recommended during the course.

Drinking water

Sanatana Yoga Sandesh provides filtered water for drinking purposes. Bring a water bottle with you. The weather in Rishikesh in summer is normally hot so you need to drink plenty of water. On an average, you need to consume 3 to 4 liters of water every day. In the class also, you need to bring your filled water bottle.

General food info and food timings

  • 07:00 - 07:15 Herbal tea or lemon, healthy drink, honey mixed with plain water before the class starts
  • 09:30 - 10:30 Mealtime. This food is your main meal so feel free to eat as much as you can easily digest. At this time, you will be served rice varieties, chapatti (Indian bread), lentils (daal / sambar), salad, vegetable curries, and a dessert on certain occasions
  • 13:00 - 13:30 Fruit / fruit juice (fruit bowl with juice / herbal drink / tea)
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Dinner. The meal includes rice varieties, chapatti (Indian bread), dosa, lentils, vegetable dish, salad, herbal hot drinks, and occasional deserts

These food timings and food are a general idea and are tentative. There can be substantial changes according to the need. Sanatana Yoga Sandesh provides food / kinds of food and arranges the timings of the food from the yoga course point of view.

According to the yogic principle, there must be at least six to eight hours gap between two meals. On an average heavy food like grains etc.take, three hours to digest and fruit takes 30 to 40 minutes to digest. Stomach-full food at brunch is sufficient for sustaining the body for long hours.

At the same time a light stomach is also required for the afternoon classes. If you need to have something in between you can keep something healthy with you always. Rishikesh has many shops from where you can buy many healthy foodstuffs. But make sure that your stomach is empty before you are doing asana and pranayama classes.

The following meals are included:

  • Brunch
  • Dinner

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Detox juices

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Yogic
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)

There are many places to explore in and around Rishikesh. After the course, you can enjoy tours to different places of North India such as Delhi, Agra, Mathura, Vrindavan etc.

What's included

  • 21 nights accommodation
  • Food
  • All classes

What's not included

  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • Long tours
  • Medical assistance facility on personal demand for comfort

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

In order to come to Risikesh you need to land at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), New Delhi. Or you can also fly from your place to Dehradun Airport (DED), also named as Jolly Grant Airport, a domestic airport, in Dehradun via New Delhi airport or other international airports in India. This way you can make your arrival to Cochin and from there to Fort Cochin.

According to Google, the distance from the India Gandhi international Airport, New Delhi to Risikesh is around 245 kilometers, which is around 6 hours car-drive and the distance from Dehradun Airport to Risikesh is around 25 kilometers which is 45 minutes car drive. There are available car services at the airport that you can avail. In case of need, we can organize safe airport pick up / drop back to / from Airports.

In that case if students would be arriving one/two days before the course starts, Sanatana Yog Sandesh can co-ordinate to accommodate two / three students in one car comfortably to reduce the car fare and for a company on a long drive. You need to send them your confirmed e-ticket to let us know the flight number, airlines, airport and arrival / departure timings etc. They will confirm you the booking of the car / taxi by email.

A designated driver / staff will be standing at the airport with a placard showing your name and Sanatana Yog Sandesh (yoga school name). There will be phone numbers to reach the school in case of any difficulty in locating the driver.

Airport pick up (from Delhi to Risikesh) and vice versa costs approximately 4500 to 6000 INR. Meanwhile, aiport pick up (from Dehradun to Risikesh) and vice versa costs 1200 to 1400 INR. These charges are variable as per the arrival of number of tourists, but the charges can’t go too much high.

At the airport, there are also government / professional car / taxi drivers to take passengers to different routes. Sanatana Yog Sandesh suggests you to avail these facilities when you arrive at the airport to come to Risikesh. The government buses or any other bus services are very cheap. You can bargain also with the car / taxi drivers to give you cheaper fair.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% 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 course is open to everyone, however, underwritten needs some consideration such as medical fitness; physical as well as mental. In cases otherwise, SANATANA YOG SANDESH must be detailed on the individual limitation along with the medical report.

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