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Eager to learn more about the art of yoga and share your knowledge by teaching other inspired yogis? If your answer is yes, come and join Vinyasa Yoga Academy’s 200-hour yoga teacher training in India which will definitely change your life. Yoga is about taking control and responsibility for your own health and thoughts. It's about calming the fluctuations of a manic mind through breath, movement and meditation. This well-established program will teach you different subjects like Yoga Anatomy, Alignment and adjustment including the Philosophy behind Yoga (pranayama. meditation, asanas). You will develop yourself on a spiritual, mental, and physical level in a great way, and you will be given the confidence to take your yoga practice to a deeper level and become an encouraging yoga teacher.
People all around the world come to Rishikesh in search of knowledge and peace, and Vinyasa Yoga Academy is proud to be located in the calm foothills of the Himalayas, helping soul searchers seek knowledge. Vinyasa Yoga Academy will try their best to provide you with everything to make your stay memorable and meaningful.
Shared and private rooms are available according to your interest. The rooms are clean, airy, spacious, ventilated, and well-maintained. There are laundry services, hot water, and Wi-Fi facilities available.
Surya Namaskar A
Surya Namaskar B
3. Utthita Trikonasana
4. Parivrtta Trikonasana
5. Utthita Parsvakonasana
6. Parivrtta Parsvakonasana
7. Prasarita Padottanasana A B C & D
9. Eka Pada Padangusthasana A B C & D
10. Ardha Baddha Padmottanasana
12. Virabhadrasana A & B
14. Paschimottanasana A B C & D
16. Ardha Baddha Padma Uttanasana
17. Triang Mukaikapada Pashimottanasana
18. Janu Sirsasana A B & C
19. Marichyasana A B C & D
23. Supta Kurmasana
24. Garbha Pindasana
26. Baddha Konasana A & B
28. Upavishta Konasana
29. Supta Konasana
30. Supta Padangusthasana A & B
31. Ubhaya Padanghusthasana
32. Urdhva Mukha Pashimottanasana
33. Setu Bandhasana
34. Urdhva Dhanurasana
35. Salamba Sarvangasana
38. Urdhva Pindasana
40. Urdhva Padmasana
42. Urdhva Dandasana
43. Baddha Padmasana
Introduction of pranayama, benefits of pranayama, general guidelines Clavicular, and Thorocic and Diaphragmatic Breathing (yogic breathing)
1. Easy pose
4. Siddha yoni asana
1. Pawanmuktasana series 1
2. Pawanmuktasana serie 2
3. Pawanmuktasana series 3
4. Surya Namaskar ( sun salutation)
5. Chandra Namaskar (Moon salutation)
6. Tadasana (palm tree pose)
7. Triyak tadasana (swaying palm tree pose)
8. Trikonasana (triangle pose)
9. Parivirtatrikon asana revolving triangle pose
10. Uttkatasana chair pose
11. Virbhdrasana 1 - warrior 1
12. Virbhdrasana 2 - warrior 2
13. Virbhdrasana 3 - warrior 3
14. Ardha Chandrasana - half moon pose
15. Vriksasana - tree pose
16. Parvatasana - mountain pose
17. Adho mukha svanasana - downward facing dog
18. Kati chakrasana - waist rotating pose
19. Malasana - squatted yoga pose
20. Garudasana - eagle pose
21. Baddha Konasana - bound angle pose
22. Rajkapoot asana - pegion pose
23. Bhujanghasana - cobra pose
24. Urdhva mukha svanasana - upward facing dog
26. Setu Bhandasana
30. Supta Virasana - reclining hero pose
31. Virasana - hero pose
32. Vajrasana - thunderbolt
36. Ardha Matsyendrasana
1. Positive & conscious communication
2. Friendship and trust
3. Time management
4. Qualities of a teacher
5. Principles of demonstrating, observation, assisting, and correcting
6. Use of voice in class
7. Mental & emotional preparation for teaching.
8. Class preparation
9. Step by step class structure planning.
In this teacher training course, you will have the opportunity to enjoy Himalayas sightseeing trip and nature excursions. On Sunday, you will also visit most ancient meditation cave called Vashistha Cave, a sunrise trip with 360 snow cap mountain view, local sightseeing and world-famous Ganga arati.
After practicing yoga from a very early age of 12, he decided to leave his family and friends behind to pursue the yogic path and meet his first yoga master - Narayan Muni at Jharsuguda Muni Samaj Yoga Ashram. It was here he took his first steps into the Himayalan tradition. In 1988, he met his second yoga master - Swami Niranjan ji to learn the wisdom of the Vedas. There he came across the Jnana Yoga (knowledge), which taught him the important lessons in the path to self-realization.
Swami Shivabrahmananda Saraswati is a Sanyasi who left his home at the age of 19 in quest of spiritual knowledge. He talks on Yoga Philosophy based on Vedanta, Patanjali Yoga Sutra and Bhagwad Gita. He spent three years on the banks of Narmada River doing penance. Following that he joined Arsha vidy a peetham, Rishikesh where he completed the three year Vedanta course conducted by Dayananda ashram from 2003 to 2006. After the course Pujya swami Dayananda Saraswati sent him to the tribal belt in Madya Pradesh to start a free student home. He spent three years managing the student home.
Dr. Rohit Chobe is a very young and dynamic teacher at Vinyasa Yoga Academy. His has expertise in meditation. He is highly educated. He holds a Ph.D. in Yog Science. Through his scientific yoga teaching, he sparks people to raise self-inquiry for inner awakening. He teaches about authentic yoga culture for holistic development, helping people to live a meaningful and balanced life. He loves teaching, to give a deeper understanding of the subject for the complete development of an individual.
Parveen has done five years integrated course in Yoga (BA & MA) from Dev Sanskriti University, Haridwar. She has nine years of experience in teaching and conducting workshops, seminars, and retreats. Where in the main objective is to provide results with different yoga practices integration to alternative therapies like Marma therapy, pranic healing, Reiki, naturopathy, hormonal therapy, prenatal-postnatal. Her total experience includes working with organizations and renowned academies and has also gained vast experience in dealing and counseling people by working with the Academy.
Yogi Navkant Ji has completed a master’s of science in yogic science and holistic health and is trained in different aspects of hatha yoga, yoga philosophy, yoga psychology, yoga therapy and health. He shares the knowledge and experience of yoga learned from different yoga professors and teachers of the university, helping to understand the basic principles of yoga that students need in order to better prepare the foundations on which they can begin their journey.
Yogi Nicky’s teaching style is completely different from other yoga teachers. Every class he teaches is filled with love, passion, and respect and he likes to push his students to improve their personal practice. Nicky ji was born and raised in Rishikesh where he has learned yoga from many great masters. With over seven years’ experience in teaching yoga and teacher training, he has a good practical knowledge of teaching. He also studied in Uttarakhand University and holds a 500 hours YTT certificate.
Yogi Akshay Vashisht is a young and dynamic teacher, who holds his Master of Science(MSc) degree in Yoga Education from Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana or S-VYASA as well as Yoga Instructor Certificate (YIC) from this University. He is the certified Yoga Professional by Ministry of AYUSH, which is a governmental body in India purposed with developing, education and research in yoga, Ayurveda, naturopathy and other Indigenous systems. He practices yoga on a daily basis and inspires people to join him in his venture of having a joyful and successful life.
Vinyasa Yoga Academy proudly resides in Rishikesh, the yoga capital of the world. The divine flow of the holy Ganga River and cool breeze of the Himalayan Mountains energizes every cell of your being. Rishikesh has a rich spiritual history. It vibrates with the energies of great yogis who have been meditating for thousands of years. It is a perfect place for your yoga teacher training course.
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During the training course, you will be served daily vegetarian meals and herbal teas. The food served is hygienic, nutritious, and fit for yoga practitioners. Vinyasa Yoga Academy puts special emphasis on Yogi food diet for our students to keep maintain their health.
Music is a powerful instrument. It connects you deeply with yourself and with others in the most extraordinary and liberating ways. Vinyasa Yoga Academy hosts a kirtan session to bring students closer to each other and to promote harmony among them.
If you are seeking alternative therapies to heal, increase relaxation, or to learn more about yourself, Vinyasa Yoga Academy has a variety of spiritual treatments available at an additional cost.
Vinyasa Yoga Academy is a school with a mission. They believe in the message of love and peace and frequently organise projects where the team and the training students perform trash clean-ups ( Karma Yoga ) around Rishikesh to make the world a better and cleaner place.
Recharge your spiritual batteries with a refreshing and peaceful experience at the satsang, a lecture led by Yogi Vishnu that is dedicated to spiritually transforming discussions.
A really fun part about Laxman Jhula is all the shops, cafes and stores. You will be given time during your busy training schedule to wander around and explore the other side of Rishikesh.
There are a lot of beautiful and colourful clothes to buy like pants, shirts, kurtas, shawls, and scarves. Some other items are also available in the nearby Organic shops including aroma candles, yoga gear, natural or Ayurvedic beauty and personal care products, religious items, healthy food, snacks, and much more. Rishikesh is the perfect place to embrace the beautiful journey of yoga.
A complimentary Ayurvedic massage is included in the course fee. The treatment is for healing and detoxifying the body, mind, and spirit and it helps in stress reduction and is implemented with herbal oils.
It incorporates an aromatic combination of oils prepared with herbs warmed and blended to your Dosha type. It is a very dynamic and unique experience.
Vinyasa Yoga Academy Ayurvedic doctor is always available for any kinds of Ayurvedic treatments and consultation. They also provide sound healing session as per the request of the students.
Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), where you can take a domestic flight into Jolly Grant Airport (DED). Vinyasa Yoga Academy can pick you up from the airport on request.
Depending on the time your plane arrives in Delhi, taking a bus can be a tricky option. The Volvo buses from Delhi to Rishikesh stop running around 9:00 p.m. If your plane arrives in Delhi in the evening, you will have to get a hotel for the night and then make your way to Delhi ISBT (inter-state bus terminus) in the morning.
From the airport, get a prepaid taxi to take you to Delhi ISBT. You are strongly advised to only go to the government-approved taxi stand located right outside the airport exit. The price from the Delhi airport to Delhi ISBT will be 500 INR.
Once you arrive at Delhi ISBT, navigate your way to the bus station’s ticket stands on the second level (go up the escalator). Go to the Uttarakhand State booth and ask when the next Volvo bus will be leaving for Rishikesh. The bus ticket approximately costs between 300 to 400 INR.
Make sure to ask the bus driver or the bus director where they drop off at Rishikesh. You should get off the bus at Rishikesh bus station, which is usually their last stop if their destination is Rishikesh.
Once you arrive at Rishikesh bus station, find an auto rickshaw (tuk tuk) to take you to Laxman Jhula Bridge. An auto rickshaw will cost around 300 INR from the bus station to Laxman Jhula Bridge. They will drop you near or around a path that has a sign leading you to Laxman Jhula. Once you get to Laxman Jhula Bridge, cross it and make a right at Mango Tree Guesthouse. You’ll pass many shops, cafes, and stores on your way to the school. Follow the path all the way down for about one kilometer until you see the path curve left up a slight hill. Continue up that curve and Vinyasa Yoga Academy will be on your left-hand side.
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