Pre-TTC Yoga Teacher Training India

The 100 Hours Yoga Teacher Training Course (Pre-TTC) is the first section of 200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training at Vinyasa Yoga School which is conducted every month throughout the year, This short-term course is designed for all walks of life people. For those who want to learn yoga to become a certified yoga teacher, For those who want to learn yoga only for their personal development. For those who want to learn yoga to discover their spiritual side also for those who want to skip from their jobs for some time to rejuvenate their soul.

Retreat highlights

  • Daily yoga courses
  • Course material and weekly kirtan night
  • Weekend excursions including one Himalayas sightseeing trip
  • Free taxi-pickup from Dehradun Airport (DED)
  • 3 daily nutritious vegetarian meals and teas
  • 15 nights shared accommodation

Yoga styles


15 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English

Airport transfer included: Dehradun Airport

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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Shopping
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Café
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lobby
  • Lounge
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
  • Terrace
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio
  • ATM / banking
  • Baby sitting
  • Beauty salon
  • Bicycle rental
  • Board rental
  • Car rental
  • Cell phone rental
  • Child care
  • Convenience / grocery store
  • Currency exchange
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Ironing / ironing board
  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Medical assistance
  • Newspapers
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet
  • Outdoor shower

Stay at Vinyasa Yoga Ashram and experience India in a relaxed and peaceful atmosphere with other spiritually like-minded individuals. The ashram is perfectly situated near the magical waters of the Ganges River and all the popular shops, markets and cafes are just around the corner. Witness glorious pastel-colored sunsets at the end of each day on the terrace balcony where you are free to do meditation and yoga. Sleep soundly in a quiet, serene atmosphere without disruption. Absorb the beautiful and breath-taking sights of the green mountains visible from the yoga halls, bedrooms and balcony.

Vinyasa Yoga Ashram India Yoga Teacher Training Program

Students who do not have the time to complete the 200 Hours Yoga course in the traditional four weeks, Vinyasa yoga Ashram offers you the opportunity to complete the 200 hours yoga teacher training in two sections. the first section of the 200 hours TTC which is 100 hours TTC will be completed at the yoga ashram. After completing the first 100 hours you are free to complete the remaining 100 hours within the same year in any month when you have time to visit again at Vinyasa Yoga Ashram. These two semesters must be completed within the year of commencement, the certificate will be awarded to the student once all of the required hours, assignments and examinations are successfully completed.

Aim of yoga education

Yoga education helps in self-discipline and self-control, leading to the immense amount of awareness, concentration and a higher level of consciousness. Briefly, the aims and objectives of yoga education are:

1) To enable the student to have good health

2) To practice mental hygiene

3) To possess emotional stability

4) To integrate moral values

5) To attain a higher level of consciousness

Yoga education could help to equip oneself with basic knowledge about one’s personality, to learn to handle oneself well in all life situations, to learn techniques of gaining good health, to develop a discriminating mind capable of knowing the real from the unreal and to face the qualities of life with equanimity.

Why Yoga In Rishikesh?

Thousand of years ago saints came to this place in order to attain peace and spirituality. As their study and practice flourished here, Rishikesh soon established itself as the birthplace of the Ayurveda, yoga, meditation, spirituality and spa therapies, and it became famous world-over as a perfect place to study, learn and practice the Ayurveda, yoga, meditation, spirituality and spa therapies.

Course syllabus

Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow Postures (1st semester)

  • Surya Namaskar A
  • Surya Namaskar B
  • Full Primary Series
  • Padangusthasana
  • Padahasthasana
  • Utthita Trikonasana
  • Parivrtta Trikonasana
  • Utthita Parsvakonasana
  • Parivrtta Parsvakonasana
  • Prasarita Padottanasana A B C & D
  • Parsvottanasana
  • Eka Pada Padangusthasana A B C & D
  • Ardha Baddha Padmottanasana
  • Utkatasana
  • Virabhadrasana A & B
  • Dandasana
  • Paschimottanasana A B C & D
  • Purvattanasana
  • Ardha Baddha Padma Uttanasana
  • Triang Mukaikapada Pashimottanasana
  • Janu Sirsasana A B & C
  • Marichyasana A B C & D
  • Navasana

Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow Postures (2nd semester)

  • Bhujapidasana
  • Kurmasana
  • Supta Kurmasana
  • Garbha Pindasana
  • Kukkutasana
  • Baddha Konasana A & B
  • Konasana
  • Upavishta Konasana
  • Supta Konasana
  • Supta Padangusthasana A & B
  • Ubhaya Padanghusthasana
  • Urdhva Mukha Pashimottanasana
  • Setu Bandhasana
  • Urdhva Dhanurasana
  • Salamba Sarvangasana
  • Halasana
  • Karnapidasana
  • Urdhva Pindasana
  • Matsyasana
  • Urdhva Padmasana
  • Sirsasana
  • Urdhva Dandasana
  • Baddha Padmasana
  • Yogimudra
  • Uplutih
  • Savasana

Hatha Yoga Postures (1st semester)

  • Pawanmuktasana series 1
  • Pawanmuktasana serie 2
  • Pawanmuktasana series 3
  • Surya Namaskar (sun salutation)
  • Chandra Namaskar (moon salutation)
  • Tadasana (palm tree pose)
  • Triyak tadasana (swaying palm tree pose)
  • Trikonasana (triangle pose)
  • Parivirtatrikon asana - revolving triangle pose
  • Uttkatasana - chair pose
  • Virbhdrasana 1 - warrior 1
  • Virbhdrasana 2 - warrior 2
  • Virbhdrasana 3 - warrior 3
  • Ardha Chandrasana - Half moon pose
  • Vriksasana - tree pose
  • Parvatasana - mountain pose
  • Adho mukha svanasana - downward facing dog

Hatha Yoga Postures (2nd semester)

  • Kati chakrasana - waist rotating pose
  • Malasana - squatted yoga pose
  • Garudasana - eagle pose
  • Baddha Konasana - bound angle pose
  • Rajkapoot asana - pegion pose
  • Bhujanghasana - cobra pose
  • Urdhva mukha svanasana - upward facing dog
  • Matsyasana
  • Setu Bhandasana
  • Utrasana
  • Dhanurasana
  • Salabhasana
  • Supta Virasana - reclining hero pose
  • Virasana - hero pose
  • Vajrasana - thunderbolt
  • Gomukhasana
  • Balasana
  • Dandasana
  • Ardha Matsyendrasana

Pranayama breathing practices (1st semester)

  • Introduction of pranayama, benefits of pranayama, general guidelines
  • Clavicular, thorocic and diaphragmatic breathing (yogic breathing)
  • Ujjayi
  • Bhastrika
  • Kapalbhati
  • Nadi - Sodhana
  • Bhramari
  • Surya - Bhedi & Chandra - Bhedi
  • Sheetali & Sheetkari
  • Sitting postures for pranayama sadhana
  • Easy pose
  • Half-lotus
  • Swastikasana siddha yoni asana

Pranayama breathing practices (2nd semester)

  • Nadi - Sodhana
  • Bhramari
  • Surya - Bhedi & Chandra - Bhedi
  • Sheetali & Sheetkari
  • Mudras (yoga gestures)
  • Jnana mudra
  • Chin mudra
  • Yoni mudra
  • Bhairava mudra
  • Shambhavi mudra
  • Nasikagra
  • Khechari
  • Yoga Bandhas (Energy Lock)
  • Preparation
  • Uddiyana
  • Jalandhar
  • Mula & Maha Bandha Teaching
  • Teaching
  • Doubts

Yoga cleansing (1st semester)

  • Rubber - neti
  • Jalaneti
  • Kapalbhati - cleansing the lungs

Yoga Nidra (1st semester)

  • Basic relaxation
  • Tension relaxation
  • Full body relaxation

Meditation (1st semester)

  • Introduction to meditation
  • Breathing awareness meditation
  • Om / mantra meditation
  • Trataka *Dynamic meditation
  • Tips for developing concertation
  • Silence practice
  • Ajapa japa
  • Antar mouna

Recitation of Sacred Sound (1st semester)

  • Om Asato Maa Sadgamaya (mantra from Upanishad)
  • Tvameva mata ca pita Tvameva (Sloka on gods)
  • Om Tryambakam Yajamahe (mantra on lord shiva)
  • Om sahana vavatu (mantra from Upanishad)
  • Guru Brahma Guru Vishnu Gurudevo maheshwara (Guru stotram)
  • Yogena Cittasya (Sloka on sage Patanjali)
  • Hare rama, Hare Krishna (Maha mantra)

Yoga Philosophy (1st semester)

  • Introduction to yoga ,its philosophy and evolution
  • Introduction to yoga sutras of patanjali
  • Definition of yoga
  • 4 aspects of mind and its functions
  • Daily schedule of a yoga student
  • Principles of 5 basic element & 10 senses
  • Yama, Niyama (4 days)
  • Asana, Pranayama & Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyan, Samadhi (2 days)

Yoga Philosophy (2nd semester)

  • Pancha - Vayus
  • Panchakoshas
  • Sattva, Rajas & Tamas (Triguna)
  • Introduction to chakras and its functions
  • Three Doshas
  • 4 padas of yoga sutras
  • Lives of yogis (inspiring stories)
  • Diet & nutrition for a yogi
  • Question & answers

Anatomy and Physiology (1st semester)

  • Digestive system
  • Respiratory system
  • Circulatory system
  • Nervous system
  • Endocrine system
  • Organs
  • Bodily systems

Anatomy and Physiology (2nd Semester)

  • Nadis
  • Chakras
  • Muscular system
  • Skeletal sytem
  • Muscle functions according to joint movements
  • Breathing
  • Inversions
  • Svasana
  • Teaching methodology (2nd semester)
  • Positive & conscious communication
  • Friendship and trust
  • Time management
  • Qualities of a teacher
  • Principles of demonstrating, observation, assisting, correcting
  • Use of voice in class
  • Mental & emotional preparation for teaching
  • Class preparation
  • Step by step class structure planning

Evaluation are based on:

  • Written test
  • Asana practical test
  • Attendance
  • Performance
  • Behaviour

100 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course Books (required reading)

  • 1: Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha By Swami Satyananda Saraswati
  • 2: Patanjali Yoga Sutra by Swami Vivekananda
  • 3: Meditation & its practice by Swami Rama of the Himalayas
  • 4: Course manual is provided to students during the course.
  • 5: Yoga mala - Sri pattabhhi jois
  • 6: Yoga anatomy - Leslie Kaminoff
  • 7: Learn more about patanjali yoga sutras, upanishads, vedas, shastras, puranas, bhagavad-gita during the course.

Daily schedule

  • 05:30 Morning bell
  • 06:30 Morning tea
  • 07:00 Shatkarma & pranayama
  • 07:30 Ashtanga vinyasa flow yoga
  • 09:15 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Yoga philosophy
  • 11:00 Alignment - adjustment- methodology
  • 12:45 Lunch
  • 14:45 Anatomy & physiology
  • 16:00 Hatha yoga
  • 18:00 Meditation & mantra chanting
  • 19:15 Dinner
  • 22:00 Lights off

All classes are mandatory only in case of an emergency or illness one can take leave with respected teacher permission. Uninformed leaves won’t be accepted and this will leave bad impression on student monthly performance.

Prerequisites

A high degree of self-motivation is required for all aspects of the course.

The practice and especially the teaching of yoga demand a high degree of self-discipline and purity. To ensure the success of the programme, participants are required to attend all spiritual activities, meditation sessions, lectures and asana classes. Meat, fish, eggs, black tea, coffee, alcohol, tobacco, drugs and nudity are prohibited during the course as they are counterproductive to the yoga practice. Participants who do not comply with the ashram rules may be dismissed from the course.

Discipline rules for students

  • Smoking and alcohol are strictly prohibited in the ashram.
  • If you are having a fast any day, you have to inform kitchen manager for avoiding food waste.
  • Always make discipline, respect teachers and follow all rules.
  • Always be in the time, you are late means will not be permitted to join the class.
  • Clear your books of account before departure from Vinyasa Yoga Ashram.
  • Before departure, please return your books, maps or any goods which you borrowed.
  • Vinyasa Yoga Ashram provides accommodation for a student who joins the yoga course. So any friends or relatives will not be included in accommodation however they can stay in ashram by renting another room.
  • Student has to be present in all scheduled program of Vinyasa Yoga Ashram.

Refund policy - Vinyasa Yoga Ashram

Any deposit payment will not be refundable, only in the case of emergency students can join us on other schedules. If a student cancels the course, Vinyasa Yoga Ashram accept cancellation but the advance deposit will not be refunded in cancellation. There is no charge of course cancellation. The student just has to inform by email.

Instructors

Yogi Pradeep Ji
Yogi Pradeep Ji is guru of pranayama, shatkarma and asanas in Vinyasa Yoga Ashram. Pradeep Ji has completed his master degree in yoga sciences and he has more than 2 years of teachings experienced in the path yoga. Pradeep Ji is leading yoga teacher training courses for 2 years with full of sincerity and dedication in India as well as around the world.
Yogi Praful Ji
Yogi Praful Ji is the guru of yoga philosophy and yoga anatomy in Vinyasa Yoga Ashram. He has completed his master degree in yoga sciences and he is a yoga alliance certified teacher. Praful Ji loves sharing the ancient wisdom of yoga with his students. Hus teachings on yoga are so brilliant, and his teaching method is very simple that satisfies each student after class.
Yogi Mohit Ji
Yogi Mohit Ji is a very popular yoga philosophy teacher in Rishikesh. His wisdom in the field of yoga is very board, and his teachings are very inspiring that includes teachings from the great yoga texts such as Patanjali yoga sutras, bhagavadgita as well as other important Vedic texts that give students a clear vision to reach their destinations in life.
Yogi Naveen Ji
Yogi Naveen Ji is one of the most talented Asana teachers. He is a very experienced, as well as a knowledgeable teacher. Students love his teaching style because he is very inspiring & motivative. Naveen Ji won a Gold Medalist in Yoga Championship. He is a yoga alliance certified and he holds a masters in yoga sciences.
Yogi Praveen Ji
Yogini Praveen Ji is a very experienced teacher of meditation. Her teaching is very natural that comes directly from her heart and it helps students to see their true blissful nature. Praveen Ji has learned about yogic teaching from many great masters and she is also a certified healing teacher. So, this is a wonderful opportunity for students to learn yogic teachings under Praveen Ji.
Yogi Harminder Ji
Yogi Harminder Ji teaches yoga therapy and anatomy for two years in India and around the world. He is a certified yoga therapy and yoga anatomy teacher as well as a master of yoga sciences. With so many experience and wisdom, Harminder Ji is able to give students the essence of yoga therapy and anatomy.

Retreat location

Visit Vinyasa Yoga Ashram in yoga capital of the world, Rishikesh. Experience its enthralling beauty and breathe in pure air. Join them in Rishikesh for a lifetime experience of the goodness of yoga in this picturesque landscape of mountains and rivers and carry home the knowledge, philosophy and secrets of the ancient sages on India.

The ashram is located in the foothills of the Himalayan mountains, near-by banks of river Ganges, walk of 5 minutes from the auto stand to Vinyasa Yoga Ashram in upper Tapovan, near deacon valley, Lakshman jhula, Rishikesh.

Food

Vinyasa Yoga Ashram is very particular about food and serve only hygienically prepared nutritious and healthy food. The food is served thrice a day with changed menu. They pays special emphasis over yogi food for all the students. Food provided at the center is 100% vegetarian but not vegan. It can be arranged for other food types if you inform the chef about it well in advance.

Vinyasa Yoga Ashram serve 3 vegetarian meals per day (and a cup of chai during the tea breaks) for the duration of the course. The meals are unlimited. Generally, you’ll get a plate of food with all of the various vegetarian Indian dishes appropriate for breakfast, lunch, or dinner (according to a yogic diet.) Vinyasa Yoga Ashram always make a surplus of food for our students, which is usually placed on the dinner tables for their students to grab from if they want more of a particular dish. You can also always feel free to talk to the kitchen staff if you’d like your meals prepared a certain way or if you’d like extra food.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • 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)

  • Air safari
  • Beach volleyball
  • Bungee jumping
  • Camping
  • Cliff jumping
  • Flying fox
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain biking
  • Rappelling
  • River rafting
  • Rock climbing
  • Swing
  • Trekking
  • Waterfall trekking
  • Zipline

Spa treatments

There are a variety of therapies and treatments available at an additional cost as listed below.

Five fold purification therapy

The five fold purification therapy aims at correcting the imbalance of the body’s bio energies (the Doshas: Vata, Pitta, Kapha) in order to maintain their inherent equilibrium. During each session of the year, one or more of the doshas accumulate, which causes an imbalance and makes the body prone to illness.

  • Abhyangam - 60 minutes
  • Shirodhara - 60 minutes
  • Udwathnam - 60 minutes
  • Pizhichil oil bath - 60 minutes
  • Bandal massage - 60 minutes
  • Stone massage - 80 minutes
  • Basil sea salt - 45 minutes
  • Head neck shoulder - 30 minutes
  • Kativasti - 30 minutes
  • Swedish massage - 50 minutes
  • Aromatherapy harmony - 50 minutes
  • Active ginger lime - 50 minutes

Ayurveda doctor consultation

  • Thai - 80 minutes
  • Kalari - 60 minutes
  • Four hand massage - 60 minutes
  • Takradhara - 60 minutes
  • Nasyam - 30 minutes
  • Reflexology - 30 minutes

Facial

Special treatment

Vacuum massage

Naturopathy

Gel massage

Yoga massage

Marma massage

Mud bath

Accupressure

Marma tharapy

Reiki

Emotional block

What's included

  • 15 nights shared Accommodation
  • 3 Times daily nutritious vegetarian meals and teas
  • Weekend excursions
  • Course material
  • One the Himalayas sightseeing trip
  • Free taxi-pickup from Dehradun Airport (DED)
  • Every Saturday kirtan night

What's not included

  • Air-conditioner (50 USD extra)
  • Private accommodation (100 USD extra)

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

The closest and most convenient airport for you is to fly to New-Delhi. If you are visiting India for the first time then it is better for you to take a flight to Dehradun Airport (DED). Free taxi-pickup from this airport is included in the package. It takes 30 min drive so you save a hustle.

Airport: Dehradun Airport Airport transfer included: Dehradun Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% 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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