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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 International and 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.
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.
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, 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.
This one-month long yoga journey starts with a fire ceremony according to the traditional yogic culture.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 yoga teacher training course you are offered three yogic meals, filtered water and tea. There will be 24 days with instruction, and the last day will be the yoga certification ceremony.
The purpose of mantra chanting in yoga is to generate vibrations and connect with the universe. Each mantra has it’s unique vibration.
1. Guru Vandana (prayer to guru)
2. Pratah Smarana (morning prayer)
3. Ratri Smarana (evening prayer)
4. Anna purna stotra (meal time prayer)
5. Swadhyaya Prarthana (study prayer)
6. Some other prayer: maha-mrtyunjaya mantra and gayatri mantra
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 and there will be some ashtanga yoga classes as well.
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.
This is an intense meditation that is working on the physical, mental and energetic level.
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 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.
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.
Yogic cleansing exercises are important to learn how to incorporate your breath and meditate properly during 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.
You will learn about the five elements and how to use them to detoxify 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 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 in the body again. Students will also learn about the relationship between emotional accumulation in body and thought pattern.
-Anatomy and physiology (Sharir vijnan)
A proper understanding of the physical body will help to prevent injury before, during, and after practice. This will comprise brief overview, 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 is the foundation of our yoga practice and is the key to earn yogic strength. Through the path of yogic philosophy, you will establish a solid, well-rounded yoga practice.
Students will take turns practicing their teaching skills by performing in front of their peers and teachers. There will be demonstration, alignment, and instructions.
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:
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 3 till 27 but the 27th afternoon is the final ceremony so students can check out on 28th, that night is also included in the package.
Prakash is born and brought up in a spiritual family in Uttar Pradesh, India. He has been introduced to a spiritual path and yoga at very young age. He started practicing Meditation, Asanas, Pranayama and Prayers from his childhood. On the path he learned Yoga from different institutes and traditions, like Astanga yoga from SVYASA Bangalore and extended courses from Satyananda’s (Bihar School Of Yoga) ,Munger. He has aquired academic qualifications earlier: master of yoga and master in English literatures. Prakash is now guiding Meditation, Yoga, Tantra, mindfullness and Kundalini.
Shakti is a uniquely inspiring and experienced Pranayama, Meditation, Yog-Nidra Teacher and Therapist. She is a Dr. of Naturopathy from School of Naturopathy Gorakhpur, which includes whole naturopathy treatments with diet and therapeutic yoga. She has done extensive courses from Satyanand yoga (BSY Munger) and SVYASA Bangalore, where she got the perfect practical and theoretical knowledge of Asana, Pranayama, Mudra and Bandha. She also learned Yoga Nidra with its therapeutic qualities. Nowadays Shakti is giving sessions of Pranayama, Yog Nidra, Meditation, Diet and counselling.
Hari's approach is to combine yoga in its true essence with the traditional detoxification science of Naturopathy. A large part of Hari Ji’s childhood was spent in serving and taking care of hundreds of sages and sadhus. Being a national level player in his youth, yoga was an essential part of his routine. However, he realized that in present times, the bodies of most people are full of emotional and other kinds of garbage, which hinders one’s growth. This led him to develop “Emotional Blockage” treatments as well as using Naturopathy detoxification.
One would rarely come across someone as humble and pleasant as Girish Ji. Even though he completed graduation in computer science and worked at Infosys (Leading Indian IT company) for about 3 years, he left all of it in his search for truth. He did Sadhana (meditation) at many places like South India, Nepal, Manali etc. A 10 day Vipassana Meditation in Pune changed his life forever. He was always interested in subjects like Anatomy and physiology, which pushed him to go for further studies. He has a degree of N.D.(Doctor of Naturopathy) and Y.D.(Doctor of Yoga).
Manmohan Rupal Ji is teaching Anatomy and Emotional Detoxification Kriyas. He is a double master degree holder in human psychology, a holistic healer and a life coach. Grown up under the parenthood of a naturopath father and Reiki master mother, Manmohan Ji was always inclined towards holistic healing from young age. Along with the fusion of psychological master degrees, Manmohan Ji has specialized himself in exclusive yogic psychotherapy which is proving to be a very effective tool in yoga practices to overcome psychosomatic disorders like depression and anxiety.
Vikas is an accomplished teacher of both Ashtanga and Hatha Yoga with over 8 years experience as a teacher. He is a life long learner of the yogic life style. During the classes you will learn proper adjustment and alignment of the postures and get friendly expert insights to Yoga Philosophy and Ashtanga Yoga. Vikas is hardworking, sincere, dedicated, confident and an enthusiastic person - his charisma and fun nature is infectious!
Yogi ChandraKant was introduced to the world of spirituality by the age of 3. Soon he was skilled on Vedic Mantra & Tantra Yog by his father (who later turned out to be his guru) named, Shri SitaRaghav Sharan Ji Maharaj. At the age of 8, he was enrolled in a Sanskrit School where learnt about Yoga, Astrology and Sanskrit as a language. After completing school, he decided to explore India seeking spirituality. Yoga has helped him go deeper in his inner journey and unravel some mystery. His teachings became more refined as he mastered himself in Yogasana, Pranayam and Shat Kriyas.
Vishal has been teaching Yoga for many years. He is a teacher in Hatha Yoga, Iynger Yoga, Yoga Flow, Astanga Yoga, Shivananda Yoga, Meditation and Pranayama and is holding a Master degree in the Art of Yogic Science from Uttarakhand Sanskrit University.
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.
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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.
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.
Jolly Grant Airport
Transfer available for additional US$19 per person
Please book your flight to arrive at Dehradun Airport (DED) or Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). We provide pick up service at the fee of 17 USD
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 a half an hour.
-Arrival by taxi
Taking a taxi up 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. The drive from Delhi to Rishikesh would take approximately six to seven hours. The approximate fare from New Delhi is 80 USD and from Dehradun is 20 USD.
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