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Yoga Teacher Training in India

Vinyasa Yoga Shala's goal is simple, to inspire others by sharing extensive yoga knowledge. Get the best from the teachers' knowledge and experience so you can also reach your yoga goals. Vinyasa Yoga Shala caters to students from around the world. Through this teacher training, they will push the students to get the best knowledge, skills, and experience from the teachers so they can achieve their own personal goals.

Meet the instructors

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Ashish, Vikas, Tanushree, & 1 More…
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Highlights

  • Asana, pranayama, and meditation
  • Topics include Reiki and sound healing
  • Yoga philosophy, anatomy, teaching practice
  • Eligibility to register for Yoga Alliance certification
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided
  • 24 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


24 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Hindi
Airport transfer included: Jolly Grant Airport
Airport transfer available:
Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$75 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
09:00
Check-out Time:
13:00

Facilities

  • Gym
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Steam room
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Café
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lobby
  • Lounge
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Meditation garden
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
  • Yoga shala
  • ATM / banking
  • Beauty salon
  • Board rental
  • Car rental
  • Cell phone rental
  • Convenience / grocery store
  • Currency exchange
  • Dry cleaning
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair salon
  • Ironing / ironing board
  • Laptop rental
  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Medical assistance
  • Newspapers
  • Parking lot
  • Tour assistance
  • Outdoor shower

The accommodation is provided in the same building as the classes so it is convenient for the students. The accommodation also includes the yoga hall, dining, and lounge area to sit, relax and study amidst magnificent views. WiFi, water and room heaters, filtered drinking water, and laundry services are available in the building itself as well as the parking area which is open for the students.

The school has spacious, clean, sattvic rooms and can choose from shared, single or double occupancy rooms as per their comfort and convenience. Shops, ATMs, healthcare, bike rentals, and cafes are all nearby the school within walking distance. The world-famous Laxman Jhula hanging bridge is only a 10-minute walk away.

Program

Certification

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

A 200-hour yoga teacher training course provides you a good chance for deepening and expanding your theoretical knowledge and practical skills for yoga and meditation. This is one of the renowned yoga courses that meet the standard requirements of Yoga Alliance. It offers a complete knowledge of Yoga and its required components such as asana, mudra, kriya, mantra, anatomy, and physiology, teaching methodologies, etc.

200-hour YTT is a particular category of yoga for anyone who wishes to be a global yoga teacher. Initiate your journey to be a competent yoga teacher, attaining the highest entitlement of E-RYT 500 offered by Yoga Alliance.

What will you gain from this course at Vinyasa Yoga School?

Learn authentic yoga from an indigenous yoga school. Get comprehensive knowledge of yoga, both theoretical and practical. Obtain a global certification from Yoga Alliance. Get trained in traditional yoga but in the latest scientific way. Highly qualified teachers who are well-versed in both theory and practical.

Who is this course for?

This course is best for those with an avid desire to enhance yoga knowledge as a practice, its techniques as well as its philosophy. If you are a yoga trainer looking to sharpen your yogic skills or expand your knowledge, then, in that case, this course is perfect for you.

No prior knowledge or any degree is required for joining this course.

Designed to get you started on the path of yoga and is the best way for developing a deep understanding of Hatha Ashtanga yoga. Vinyasa yoga school is one of the best places to dip yourself and achieve growth in your yogic journey. Obtain a remarkable transforming experience that you will cherish for a lifetime.

Topics

Ashtanga / Vinyasa Flow yoga postures (asana)

  • Surya Namaskar A
  • Surya Namaskar B
  • Primary Series:
  • 1. Padangusthasana
  • 2. Padahastasana
  • 3. Utthita Trikonasana
  • 4. Parivrtta Trikonasana
  • 5. Utthita Parsvakonasana
  • 6. Parivrtta Parsvakonasana
  • 7. Prasarita Padottanasana A B C & D
  • 8. Parsvottanasana
  • 9. Eka Pada Padangusthasana A B C & D
  • 10. Ardha Baddha Padmottanasana
  • 11. Utkatasana
  • 12. Virabhadrasana A & B
  • 13. Dandasana
  • 14. Paschimottanasana A B C & D
  • 15. Purvottanasana
  • 16. Ardha Baddha Padma Uttanasana
  • 17. Triang Mukhaikapada Paschimottanasana
  • 18. Janu Sirsasana A B & C
  • 19. Marichyasana A B C & D
  • 20. Navasana
  • 21. Bhujapidasana
  • 22. Kurmasana
  • 23. Supta Kurmasana
  • 24. Garbha Pindasana
  • 25. Kukkutasana
  • 27. Konasana
  • 28. Upavistha Konasana
  • 29. Supta Konasana
  • 30. Supta Padangusthasana A & B
  • 31. Ubhaya Padangusthasana
  • 32. Urdhva Mukha Paschimottanasana
  • 33. Setu Bandhasana
  • 34. Urdhva Dhanurasana
  • 35. Salamba Sarvangasana
  • 36. Halasana
  • 37. Karnapidasana
  • 38. Urdhva Pindasana
  • 39. Matsyasana
  • 40. Urdhva Padmasana
  • 41. Sirsasana
  • 42. Urdhva Dandasana
  • 43. Baddha Padmasana
  • 44. Yoga Mudra
  • 45. Uplutih
  • 46. Savasana

Important sequences of yoga practices

  • Hip opening series
  • Backbend sequence
  • Back ache sequence
  • Restorative sequence
  • Arm balancing sequence
  • Forward fold series
  • Warrior series
  • Inversion
  • Yogic Jogging

Pranayama

  • Definition of Prana (vital force energy)
  • Intorduction to pranayama
  • Difference between Prana and breath
  • Movement of prana in the body
  • Nadis (energy channels)
  • Chakras
  • Chakras and pranayama
  • Aim and objectives
  • Benefit and contraindications
  • Relation of breath with mind and emotion
  • Emotional purification
  • Pranayama and aging
  • Different techniques
  • Preparation and general guidelines
  • Quality of breathing
  • Life span and breathing
  • Abdominal breathing
  • Clavicular breathing
  • Thoracic breathing
  • Diaphragmatic breathing
  • Yogic breathing
  • Ujjayi
  • Bhastrika
  • Kapalbhati
  • Nadi Shodhana
  • Surya and Chandra Bhedi
  • Bhramari
  • Sheetali and Sheetkari Breathing
  • Snoring and controlling it

Sitting postures for pranayama and meditation

  • Sukhasana (Easy Pose)
  • Ardha Padmasana (Half-lotus)
  • Swastikasana (Auspicious Pose)
  • Siddhasana (Accomplish pose)

Mudras (yoga gestures)

  • Jnana mudra
  • Chin mudra
  • Dhyana mudra
  • Yoni mudra
  • Shambhavi mudra
  • Bhairava mudra
  • Nasikagra drishti mudra
  • Khechari Mudra

Bandhas (energy lock)

  • Preparation for Bandhas
  • Granthis - 3 knots in the spine
  • Energy blockages and their removal
  • Cleaning the energy through bandha
  • Kundalini awakening with the help of Bandhas
  • Why is Bandhas an advanced practice
  • Mula Bandha (Root Lock)
  • Uddiyana Bandha (Abdominal Lock)
  • Jalandhara Bandha (Thoracic Lock)
  • Maha Bandha-Mula + Uddiyana + Jalandhara (Great Lock)

Meditation (Dhyanam)

  • Introduction and preparation
  • Breathing awareness and mindfulness
  • Aum meditation
  • Mantra meditation
  • Trataka (candle gazing)
  • Dynamic (Osho) meditation
  • Nadabrahma meditation
  • Tantric and Kundalini meditation
  • Practicing silence
  • Techniques to improve concentration
  • Ajapa Meditation
  • Japa meditation
  • Antar Mouna

Yoga anatomy

  • Brief overview
  • Digestive system
  • Nervous system
  • Muscular system
  • Skeletal system
  • Respiratory system
  • Circulatory system
  • Endocrine system
  • Organs
  • Nadis and Chakras

Guidelines to asana anatomy

  • Muscle functions during joint movements

Anatomy of:

  • Breathing
  • Savasana
  • Inversions

Hatha yoga asanas (postures)

  • Pawanmuktasana series 1
  • Pawanmuktasana series 2
  • Pawanmuktasana series 3
  • Surya Namaskar or sun salutations
  • Chandra Namaskar or moon salutations
  • Tadasana or palm tree pose
  • Triyak tadasana (swaying palm tree pose)
  • Trikonasana (triangle pose)
  • Parivirtatrikon asana - revolving triangle pose
  • Utkatasana or chair pose
  • Virabhadrasana 1 or warrior 1
  • Virabhadrasana 2 or warrior 2
  • Virabhadrasana 3 or warrior 3
  • Ardha Chandrasana or Half moon pose
  • Vrksasana or tree pose
  • Parvatasana or mountain pose
  • Adho mukha svanasana or downward facing dog
  • Kati chakrasana or waist rotating pose
  • Malasana or squatting yoga pose
  • Garudasana or eagle pose
  • Baddha Konasana or bound angle pose
  • Rajakapotasana or pigeon pose
  • Bhujangasana or cobra pose
  • Urdhva mukha svanasana or upward facing dog
  • Matsyasana
  • Setu Bandhasana
  • 27 Ustrasana
  • Dhanurasana
  • Salabhasana
  • Supta Virasana or reclining hero pose
  • Virasana or hero pose
  • Vajrasana or thunderbolt
  • Gomukhasana
  • Balasana
  • Dandasana
  • Ardha Matsyendrasana

Yoga philosophy

Week 1

  • Himalayan tradition of yoga, an introduction
  • Different Indian philosophy
  • History of yoga
  • Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
  • Types of yoga

Week 2

  • The Eight Limbs of Yoga
  • Yamas and Niyamas
  • Philosophy behind asanas
  • Concentration (Dharana) and its power
  • The Universe (Brahman)

Week 3

  • Aspects of mind
  • Controlling the mind
  • Samadhi
  • Introducing Bhagavad Gita

Week 4

  • Kundalini
  • Chakras
  • Karma
  • Spirituality

Yoga cleansing

  • Neti (Jal, rubber)
  • Kapalbhati (breath of fire)
  • Trataka
  • Agnisar Kriya

Yoga Nidra

  • Basics of yoga Nidra
  • Benefits
  • Science behind yoga Nidra
  • 4 states of consciousness
  • Basic relaxation
  • Tension relaxation
  • Relaxation of full body
  • Sleep control

Mantra chanting

  • Meaning of mantra
  • Sound vibrations
  • Origin
  • Healing qualities
  • Science behind mantras
  • Guru brahma (Guru mantra)
  • Twameva Mata (Surrender mantra)
  • Tryambakam (save life and safe journey)
  • Gayatri mantra (purification of the mind)
  • Sahana Bhavatu(Guru-disciple study mantra)
  • Yogena cittasya (Patanjali mantra)
  • Maha mantra (Hare Rama, Hare Krishna)
  • Aum Namah Shivaya

Reiki session

  • Understanding Reiki
  • Levels of Reiki
  • How Reiki healing works
  • Qualification needed to be a reiki healer
  • Cleaning aura
  • Cleaning chakras
  • Energizing chakra
  • Connecting Universal Reiki Energy

Sound healing

Sound healing has healing vibrations that are very powerful. It also helps you relax and calm your mind. Vinyasa Yogashala would like to introduce you to the concept and benefits of sound healing. In this course, you will be learning:

  • Introduction to sound healing
  • History and types
  • Sound healing and prana
  • Therapeutic qualities
  • Balancing chakras with sound healing

Guest lectures

Vinyasa Yogashala hosts guest lectures for you to meet other great yogis, spiritual masters, and teachers so you can learn from them and find inspiration and motivation to go further in your yoga journey. The school invites masters from Ashrams, monasteries, temples to talk on topics like:

  • Lifestyle
  • Yoga and spirituality
  • Experiences

Students should feel free to question them so they can get a better understanding of yoga.

Indian classical dance

Classical Indian dance is a very important part of our yogic culture. You will be taught various mudras of different limbs and how to connect them with emotions and movement in classical Indian music. These dances have a beautiful effect on the mind and body and have a great meaning behind them.

Ayurvedic massage

You will be going through a lot of changes, physically, emotionally, and mentally and it can be a little draining. An Ayurvedic doctor or therapist will be in the school to help you with maintaining the balance and feeling calm through rejuvenating ayurvedic massages. You can choose a massage according to your need, that will help you feel relaxed.

Abhyangam

  • Rejuvenize the entire body
  • Reflexology
  • Deep tissue massages

Ayurveda

Ayurveda, the sister science of yoga, believes that the human body is made up of panchamahabhutas or 5 elements (earth, water, fire, air, and ether) which create three doshas(Vata, pitta, and Kapha). It is the balance and imbalance of these doshas that make a person either healthy or ill. In this course, you will learn:

  • Introduction to Ayurveda
  • Ayurvedic principles
  • Branches of Ayurveda
  • Pancha Mahabhuta or 5 Elements Theory
  • Ama
  • Mala
  • Ojas
  • Dhatu
  • Tridosha
  • Panchakarma theory

Acupressure (lLevel I)

  • Understand alternative medicines
  • Meridian Points according to traditional Chinese medicine
  • Concept of prana (life force energy)
  • Pressure points
  • Treatment through acupressure (headache, stomachache)

Study tour

Vinyasa Yogashala takes the students to ancient and powerful old temples that are thousands of years old so they can learn from their experiences that would facilitate their self-practice.

Teaching practice

  • Demonstration
  • Alignment
  • Adjustment
  • Instructions

Teaching methodology

  • Positive communication
  • Building trust and friendship
  • Time management
  • Qualities of a good teacher
  • Demonstrating, observing, assisting, and correcting
  • Proper use of voice in class
  • Mental and emotional class preparation
  • Structure planning

Assessments will be based on:

  • Written and oral test
  • Attendance
  • Performance
  • Conduct

Sample daily schedule

  • 05:45 Classical Hatha yoga
  • 07:30 Pranayama
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 10:30 Yoga philosophy
  • 12:00 Alternate classes of mantra chanting / teaching mythology / adjustment and alignment
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 15:00 Yoga anatomy
  • 16:15 Vinyasa Flow yoga
  • 18:00 Meditation and relaxation
  • 19:30 Dinner

Included excursions

Excursions will mostly take place on Sundays but can also be done on other days. Vinyasa Yoga Shala usually takes the students to Vashishta Caves, Kunjapuri Temple, Ganga Arti, beach yoga and meditation, and many more.

Instructors

Ashish Rawat

Vikas Rawat

Tanushree Rawat

Yogi Rajeev Kumar

Retreat location

Vinyasa Yogashala is located in Tapovan, 3 kilometers away from Rishikesh city. The sacred land of Rishikesh situated at the foothills of the Himalayas has a long and illustrious spiritual tradition. It reverberates with the energy of yogis who have meditated for thousands of years and allows you to be surrounded by peace, fresh air, beautiful mountains, and Ganga to facilitate your journey of yoga and self-realization.

Food

During this teacher training, three daily meals with beverages are included in the price.

Vinyasa Yoga Shala has a neat and clean community kitchen, where Sattvic Yogic food is prepared and served to re-energize you throughout the day.

Every meal is made with love, prepared from fresh, local ingredients, including local vegetables.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • 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)

  • A variety of massages at a discounted price
  • Ayurvedic Panchakarma and treatment
  • Healing sessions
  • Cycling
  • Kayaking
  • Exploring local markets and ghats
  • Movie nights
  • River rafting

What's included

  • 24 nights accommodation
  • Study material and books
  • Daily nutritious meals, and tea and juices
  • Free pick-up service from DED airport
  • Two towels will be provided for the month and will need to be washed on your own
  • One free Ayurvedic / Deep tissue massage for 1 hour
  • Weekend excursions (Kunjapuri Temple, Vashistha Caves, and, World famous Ganga Aarti Ceremony and much more)
  • Kirtan evening
  • Cooking session
  • Ayurvedic training
  • Indian Classical Dance
  • Toilet papers
  • Washing machine for laundry
  • Spiritual tour to local temples

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Taxi pick-up from Delhi, Haridwar
  • Personal expenses
  • Ayurvedic Panchakarma and treatment
  • Visa
  • Air conditioner

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

For the flights arriving at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), you can inform Vinyasa Yogashala and the school will transfer you from and to the airport for 150 USD two ways. If the flights arrive at Jolly Grant Airport (DED), the school will arrange free pickups if informed in advance.

Arrival by train

There is an option to travel by train from Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). The train station can be reached by car and a train can be taken to Haridwar. Upon reaching there, you can hire a taxi to get you to Rishikesh.

Arrival by bus

A bus, preferably an overnight one is another convenient option to travel from Delhi to Rishikesh. The Rishikesh bus stand is merely 15 minutes away from Tapovan.

Airport: Jolly Grant Airport Airport transfer included: Jolly Grant Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport Airport transfer available: Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$75 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% 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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