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Spiritual Yoga Teacher Training India

Open yourself up to the countless opportunities with Triguna Yoga School's 200-hour yoga teacher training course in Rishikesh, India. This 200-hour course will help you discover the relationship between mind and body through yoga, meditation, and breathing techniques. Triguna Yoga focuses on how you can heal yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally using five elements, yoga asana, meditation, emotional detoxification kriyas, and breathing techniques. Triguna Yoga is recognized by Yoga Alliance USA. After completion of this course, you will be recognized as a globally certified Yoga Trainer and are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance.

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Highlights

  • Sufi meditation
  • Body detoxification techniques
  • Emotional detoxification program
  • Daily yoga classes and asana alignment
  • Ancient breathing techniques and multi style meditation sessions
  • Eligibility to register with Yoga Alliance upon completion
  • Daily 3 delicious vegetarian meals
  • 24 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


23 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Hindi
Group size: Maximum of 15 participants
Airport transfer available:
Jolly Grant Airport (US$13 per person)
Airport transfer available:
Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$58 per person)
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Meditation garden
  • Smoke-free property
  • Yoga shala
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry

This teacher training takes place in Dhyan Mandir ashram. It is located a couple of kilometres from Rishikesh away from all noise and traffic and close to the holy Ganga river. Dhyan Mandir is a beautiful ashram with two yoga halls (one is a white Dom) in a big garden with flowers and many trees. There is free Wi-Fi access, hot shower and a filtered drinking water system. There are private rooms and shared rooms, some of them have AC. The rooms are big and have Western toilets and wardrobe. Bed sheets, blankets and pillows are also provided for you. A washing machine is available for free whenever you need to do your laundry

Program

Certification

Students who complete the training are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®).

This 200-hour teacher training is created for individuals with aspirations of becoming yoga teachers but is appropriate for any individual wishing to further expand their yoga practice. Come join this month-long program devoted to traditional authentic teachings, a deeper understanding of yoga, and self-healing through yoga.

Join hundreds of students from all over the globe who have experienced Triguna Yoga's unique and engaging approach to teaching yoga. Whether you are a beginner or advanced in your practice, all yoga practitioners are welcome and encouraged to join this teacher training.

Triguna Yoga is registered with Yoga Alliance International and Yoga Alliance USA. Throughout this 200-hour yoga teacher training course, you will learn Yoga Alliance approved curriculum in a nurturing and supportive classroom environment that caters to your individualized skills. After completion of the training, you will be eligible to register for a 200-hour Yoga Alliance certificate which will allow you to teach anywhere in the world.

What makes this program one of a kind

Opening fire ceremony

This one-month-long yoga journey starts with a fire ceremony according to the traditional yogic culture.

Direct teachings from sincere, experienced teachers

Triguna Yoga focuses on providing you with small, intimate class settings for individualized and personalized attention from their beloved teachers. The teachers are not only rich in knowledge, but they are also teaching from their own experience in yoga, meditation, and often strong sadhana. Your classes are located in the same building as your accommodations, so teachers are easily accessible to you throughout the day.

A deeper understanding of asanas

Besides teaching yoga asanas you will also learn the effect of some asanas on mind patterns. This will enable you to change habits and certain mind patterns and help other people in your teachings.

Emotional detoxification program

The emotional detoxification program is a way to detoxify the body and the effects of negative emotions. It is a part of the training that is very effective and much loved and appreciated by our students.

An inspiring and welcoming community

Every teacher and staff member of Triguna Yoga is passionate and committed to providing the best possible experience for you. Triguna Yoga is a spiritual hub for knowledge seekers to grow and nourish their souls. It is a community built on love, enthusiasm, and a profound belief in the transformative powers of yoga.

Course outline

In the teacher training course, you will be provided with yoga conceptual knowledge in such a manner that you can adapt and practice it in your day-to-day life without disturbing your regular schedule.

Throughout the yoga teacher training course you are offered three yogic meals, filtered water, and tea. There will be 23 days with instruction, and the last day will be the yoga certification ceremony.

Recitation of sacred sound (mantra chanting)

The purpose of mantra chanting in yoga is to generate vibrations and connect with the universe. Each mantra has its unique vibration.

1. Guru Vandana (prayer to guru)

2. Pratah Smarana (morning prayer)

3. Ratri Smarana (evening prayer)

4. Anna purna stotra (mealtime prayer)

5. Swadhyaya Prarthana (study prayer)

6. Some other prayers: maha-mrtyunjaya mantra and gayatri mantra

Yoga postures (asana)

Students will gain extensive knowledge of yoga postures and will increase their physical strength, inner strength, and naturally their flexibility. Some asanas are connected to certain mind patterns and throughout the training, this body/mind connection will get more clear in many ways. There will be assistance with the asanas and enough space for alignment. The focus is on Hatha yoga, partly on Ashtanga Yoga and there will be some Vinyasa yoga classes as well.

Pranayama (breathing exercise)

Pranayama is an ancient yogic breathing technique that is used as preparation for meditation and is a vital aspect of practicing yoga. It improves the respiratory system and purifies the body and mind. Pranayama topics include an introduction, aspects of pranayama, different types of prana and types of yogic breathing.

1. Nadi Shodhana (alternate nostril breathing)

2. Ujjayi (the psychic or victorious breath)

3. Shitkari (hissing breath)

4. Sheetali (cooling breath)

5. Kapalabhati (frontal brain cleansing breath)

6. Bhramari (humming bee breath)

7. Bhastrika (bellows breath)

8. Suryabheda (vitality stimulating breath) including advance variations.

Sufi meditation

This is an intense meditation that is working on the physical, mental, and energetic levels.

Mudra (gestures)

The practice of mudra is an ancient facet of yoga. Performing gestures affects the energy flow of the body and can change a person's spiritual and mental characteristics. This will cover Jnana mudra, Chin mudra, Yoni mudra, Bhairava mudra, Shambhavi mudra, Nasikagra, Khechari, and Kaki.

Meditation (Dhyana)

Meditation is a systematic practice that promotes physical, mental, and emotional tranquillity. It increases the vital energy in the body and gives you more aliveness, good blood circulation, and a relaxed nervous system. This will cover breathing awareness meditation, AUM (Om) or mantra meditation, trataka, kirtan, tips for developing concentration, and silence practice.

Yoga Nidra (psychic sleep)

When a yoga practitioner moves through the various internal states of Yoga Nidra, a profound experience of relaxation occurs. This is called "turiya," a sensation of pure bliss. This will cover basic relaxation, tension relaxation, and full-body relaxation.

Yoga cleansing (Shatkarma)

Yogic cleansing exercises are important to learn how to incorporate your breath and meditate properly during the physical aspects of yoga. It also removes the blockages in the energy channels. This will include rubber-neti (cleansing nostrils with a rubber cathedral), rubber-neti complete with jalaneti and kapalbhati, trataka (concentration practice), and kapalbhati or cleansing the lungs.

Naturopathy

You will learn about the five elements and how to use them to detoxify your body and mind. Mud, water, and air (breathing) therapy will be practiced and there are teachings about how to increase fire and ether element in life.

Emotional detoxification program

Emotional detoxification techniques are a combination of removing knots in the body through pressing points, breathing techniques, release through sound and laughter, and meditation. It is a three-day program and very effective to release the effect of emotions and other toxins in the body.

Students will learn the theory of this and practice on each other. You will learn how to see in the body if and where there is imbalance and what kind of imbalance, for example in the feet and in the shoulders. And what can be done with certain techniques like pressure points and breathing to bring balance to the body again. Students will also learn about the relationship between emotional accumulation in the body and thought patterns.

-Anatomy and physiology (Sharir Fijian)

A proper understanding of the physical body will help to prevent injury before, during, and after practice. This will comprise a brief overview, of the digestive system, respiratory system, circulatory system, nervous system, endocrine system organs, bodily systems, nadis, chakras, guidelines in studying asana anatomy, muscular system, skeletal system, muscle functions according to joint movements, and anatomy of breathing inversions and savasana.

Yoga philosophy (Yoga Darshana)

Yoga philosophy is the foundation of our yoga practice and is the key to earning yogic strength. Through the path of yogic philosophy, you will establish a solid, well-rounded yoga practice.

Teaching practice (Adhyapanam)

Students will take turns practicing their teaching skills by performing in front of their peers and teachers. There will be demonstration, alignment, and instructions.

Teaching methodology

A yoga teacher should efficiently perform the practical applications of class planning and preparation. At Triguna Yoga, students will learn how to create a positive and peaceful class environment for an enjoyable and transformative experience. You will learn:

  • How to structure a yoga asana class
  • How to use the breath while teaching
  • Yoga asana compared to physical exercises
  • Verbal Cues
  • Functional modifications and safety
  • Guidelines for each asana (as per manual)
  • Assisting inversions

Assessments are based on

  • Written-test
  • Oral test
  • Attendance
  • Performance
  • Behavior

Sample daily schedule

  • 06:00 - 07:30 Shatkarma and mud pack/enema
  • 07:30 - 09:30 Pranayama and asana practice
  • 09:30 - 10:30 Breakfast
  • 11:30 - 13:00 Anatomy / alignment class
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Anatomy class
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 15:00 Yoga philosophy and shatkarma
  • 15:00 - 16:00 Tea break
  • 16:00 - 18:00 Evening asana practice / Naturopathy techniques
  • 18:30 - 19:30 Meditation class
  • 20:00 - 21:00 Dinner

Arrival and departure dates

Students should arrive on the 2nd because the training start on the 3rd in the morning and that night is included. The course is from 3rd till 25th but the 25th afternoon is the final ceremony so students can check out on the 26th, which is also included in the package.

Instructors

Prakash

Samadhi

Girish Sompura

Vishal Sharma

Retreat location

Triguna Yoga Center is situated in the holy city of Rishikesh, India, in the base of the Himalayas. Rishikesh holds deep cultural and spiritual significance for local Hindus. Sacred rivers and mountains set the scene for yoga and reflective hikes. Rishikesh is a world yoga capital and every year thousands of people come to Rishikesh to learn yoga and meditation. There are hundreds of temples and ashrams in Rishikesh.

Unique features

Activities

  • Massage

General

  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden

Services

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Room cleaning
  • Toiletries

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

During this course, you will be served three daily vegetarian yogic meals. A healthy and happy life depends on a healthy routine and a balanced diet. The food is carefully supervised and is prepared in a very natural and yogic manner while promoting the use of seasonal vegetables and fruits and avoiding all the artificially prepared edibles.

The cooks will prepare the food with utmost devotion and love and nourish all the layers of your personality.

Often the vegetarian food is vegan as well, and if not, there will always be choices of vegan dishes available for our vegan students. Also, in case of food allergies like dairy or gluten allergy, Triguna Yoga can provide enough options to serve foods according to your needs.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Other dietary requirements on request
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 can visit temples, go shopping, experience river rafting at Ganga or explore the natural treasures at the nearby area including caves, river beaches, and waterfalls.

On a free day the instructors might organize a nature walk, cave visit, sunrise trip to a temple for those who want to join.

What's included

  • 24 nights accommodation
  • 3 daily delicious homemade vegetarian meals
  • 200h Training Course Manual
  • Certificate of completion to register with Yoga Alliance
  • 1 yoga mat
  • 2 books
  • 1 notebook and a pen
  • 1 neti pot and 1 basti pot

What's not included

  • Extra activities
  • Travel expenses

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

You can book your flight to arrive at Dehradun Airport (DED) or Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). We provide pick up service at the fee of 1,000 INR (about 13 EUR).

Taking a taxi from Delhi to Rishikesh is worth considering, as it is connected to other cities via the National Highway 58, which is in a good condition for most of the year. We can organize a taxi for you, we always work with the same taxi company and drivers. The drive from Delhi to Rishikesh would take approximately 5 to 6 hours. The approximate fare from New Delhi is around 55 EUR (between 4,000 and 4,500 INR) depending on the season and time of the day.

Arrival by bus

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.

Arrival by train

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 a half an hour.

Airport: Jolly Grant Airport Airport transfer available: Jolly Grant Airport (US$13 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$58 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 18% 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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Discounts for Indian citizens are available. To benefit, send an inquiry to Triguna Yoga.

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