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28 Days 200-Hour India Yoga Teacher Training

  • Vyasa Yoga Peeth, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India

Overview

Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India

A gateway to the yogic world, this training is a channel to the most profound health system in the world. Vyasa Yoga Peeth is delighted to offer a residential-based yoga teacher training to aspiring yoga enthusiasts. Promising to transform your life in many aspects, this professional step will define your practice and give it a new direction. The teaching faculty will take you through the course and help you adapt to its mysterious ways only known to the yoga experts. Simplifying each and every module of the program, to empower you to become a yoga instructor and materialize your dream.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Meditation and healing sessions
  • Complex 200-hour yoga teacher training curriculum
  • Deep cleansing and detoxification by the way of Ayurveda
  • 2 Ayurvedic cooking classes and 1 Ayurvedic massage
  • Yoga Alliance USA and International certification
  • 27 nights’ accommodation
  • 3 meals every day
  • 24 days with instruction
  • English
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Full care is taken to amalgamate luxury with tradition at Vyasa Yoga Peeth. Rooms are built in ashram style equipped with 24 x 7 Wi-Fi and all basic and modern amenities are allotted to the students. Both private as well as double rooms with attached washrooms are available. Sharing the purest location, the accommodation is situated amid lush green surroundings.

Standard rooms

All standard rooms are in the new building blocks with beautiful and peaceful environment as well as a nice garden view. All the rooms are bright, fresh, clean, big, comfortable, and well-furnished. It is open which features mountain views. Each rooms has bathroom with shower, basin, and western toilet. There are also writing and coffee tables.

Vyasa Yoga Peeth provides private rooms with attached bathrooms and free internet (Wi-Fi). The yoga school has wide area space for gardens, a cafeteria, and Wi-Fi facilities. It is surrounded by huge Himalayan mountains and lush green valley in the foot hills of Himalayas in Laxman Jula, Rishikesh. A place of calm, our students can immerse themselves in beauty and silence while offering to their mind a rich source for inspiration

Vyasa Yoga Peeth is a place where yogis’ aspirations come true and their efforts see the dawn of reality. One of the best yoga teacher training schools in Rishikesh, this yoga school offers a systematic approach to this ancient art of wellbeing. Offering in-depth knowledge about various forms of yoga, this short yet intensive course is a perfect to get involved in the yoga field.

Whether one aspires to become a yoga instructor or gain extensive exposure in this realm, both motives gets satiated with this course. Yvasa Yoga Peeth undertakes to teach theoretical and practical knowledge both with this medium and inculcate meditative habits. It’s is a place where yogis’ aspirations can come true through witnessing the dawn of reality.

Strong emphasis is laid on pranayama, life force, spirituality and being one with the divine self. Many tips will be taught that focuses on healthy living. It’s then guaranteed that after completion of the course, one would feel strong a transformation in thought patterns and lifestyle habits. Discover the spirituality and philosophy linked with yoga and discover an entirely new element of faith and purity with the divine science and logic of yoga.

Module contents

  • Asanas or body postures, involved in Ashtanga Vinyasa, Hatha and Laughter yoga
  • Ayurveda treatment by way of Ayurvedic massages and other treatments explained
  • Brief theory of yoga and Ayurveda
  • Deep cleansing and detoxification of the body by way of Ayurveda
  • History of yogic sciences and its relations to vedas
  • Mental relaxation focused upon by way of meditation and healing
  • Sanskrit names of the asanas and their connection to the muscles
  • Stress free living techniques
  • Teaching lessons and methods for conducting classes
  • Nidra yoga and chakra healing

With so much to learn and grasp from the in-depth field of yoga. The 200-hour YTTC, also focus on the important aspects of yoga science such as the following:

  • Bandhas - body locks to enable better blood circulation and increased body movement,
  • Detoxification process - set of practices in order to cleanse students’ system and offer a healthy body.
  • Hand gestures - play a pivotal role in correcting internal body ailments.
  • Meditation - focusing on the mind is an important part of yoga and therefore, equal emphasis on teaching proper mediation practices to help students overcome mental stress
  • Pranayama - well known breathing practices are followed in order to calm the mind and derive maximum results

Apart from the above mentioned techniques, there are numerous other tips that the students can receive from the yoga experts. Everyday living habits and diet issues gets sorted under expert guidance. Some of the other asanas practiced are:

  • Asanas for body ailments
  • Balancing poses
  • Body correcting postures
  • Hatha yoga subtle poses
  • Stretching and other body correcting asanas
  • Surya namaskaras and chandra namaskaras

Vyasa Yoga Peeth goes over and beyond the work of everyday life to offer the gift of yoga. Simple practices start giving fruitful result especially when done with Mother Nature. The 200-hour yoga teacher training in Rishikesh is a blessing in its true form.

Moving forward in a systematic manner, Vyasa Yoga Peeth encourages that each day should be a learning experience while taking the course. Considering that, there is a specific timetable so that you get the best of the best wellbeing.

Daily schedule

Every Wednesday after cleansing practices, you will have the chance to go out sightseeing. Sunday is your free day you may utilize this day to tour around the location. Below is the specific timetable to be followed while on training:

  • 05:30 - 06:30 Morning tea
  • 06:00 - 07:45 Hatha yoga
  • 07:45 - 09:15 Breathing practice
  • 09:15 - 10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:45 - 11:30 Mantra chanting
  • 11:30 - 12:45 Anatomy and physiology
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 15:00 Self study
  • 15:15 - 16:00 Yoga philosophy
  • 16:00 - 16:30 Afternoon tea
  • 16:30 - 18:30 Ashtanga Vinsaya
  • 18:30 - 19:15 Meditation (3 days in a week)

Training curriculum

The teacher curriculum is well planned to prepare you to become a better yoga enthusiast. All the most important things with regards to yoga is carefully tackled. Below is the curriculum that will be taught:

Introduction to yoga postures

  • Ashtanga Vinyasa primary series
  • Sivananda yoga and classical Hatha yoga
  • Meditation on chakras
  • Chakra healing meditation
  • Pranayanas mudra and bandhas stress management
  • Yogic and Ayurvedic cleansing
  • Introduction to yoga sutra
  • Introduction to yogic and Ayurvedic diet
  • Introduction to cedanta
  • Yoga therapy on constipation and headache
  • Yoga therapy on related respiratory system
  • Nidra yoga practices for spiritual and mental health

Introduction to Sutra yoga

  • Definition of yoga according to Patanjali
  • Chitta definition
  • Vrittis of the mind
  • How to control the vrittis of the mind
  • Nature of God according to yoga sutra
  • Kriya yoga
  • Ashtanga yoga
  • Five kleshas

Introduction to Hatha yoga pradeepika

  • Definition of Hatha yoga
  • Sadhaka tatvva
  • Badhaka tattva
  • Yogic diet

Introduction to Gheranda samhita

  • Brief induction to sapta sadhana
  • Shatkriyas
  • Asana
  • Mudras
  • Pratyahara
  • Pranayama
  • Dhyana
  • Samadhi

Introduction to Kundalini Upanisad yoga

  • Introduction to the 7 chakras
  • Introduction to 14 measure nadies
  • Introduction to 10 subtle pranic energies

Introduction to Vasistha yoga

  • Introduction to the mind
  • Kinds of the consciousness
  • Introduction to the consciousness

Introduction to Ayurveda

  • Definition of the human body
  • Definition of Ayurveda
  • Definition of the health
  • Three doshas
  • Seven dhatus
  • Ayurveda in modern age

Introduction to Naturopathy

  • Introduction to the five elements
  • Curative power of the five elements

Introduction to mantra the vibrations of sounds

  • Mantra or sound definition
  • Vibrations of sounds
  • Four stages of sounds

Meditation and its practice

  • Meditation definition
  • Preparation of meditation

During this teacher training course, you will have the chance to go out sightseeing. This will take place every Wednesday after cleansing practices.

Swami Nityananda Giri

A child prodigy, Swami ji was a compassionate soul since his birth. A Ph D in Cytogenetic, he has been teaching at many pioneer institutes. But his love for Kriya yoga to which he was introduced in 1994, led him to deeper aspects of this science. An author of the well proclaimed book, Kriya Yoga- The science of life force, he teaches students of Vyasa Yoga Peeth to give initiation to Kriya Yoga. Due to immense busy schedule, it is advised that his presence should be conformed before arriving.

Yogiji Yogendra Mishra

Yogiji Yogendra Mishra holds dual degree, a MPhil from Agra University as well as a physical education science degree from Amravati University. He is very enthusactic and informed Guru who is very keen to share the knowledge. Yogendra Mishra (commonly known as Yogiji) is a very experienced Yoga and Meditation master. He is mostly teaching in America, Germany, Russia, Japan and Canada. Yogiji has been a Yoga teacher for more than 36 years. He has also taken part in several Yoga research projects determining the association of mental-physical well being and Yoga. These experienced yogis put lots of efforts and who made it possible to make Rishikesh as the world capital of Yoga. He has imparted yoga training Yoga in many countries around the world.

Acharya Tuna Khatua

The founder of the Vyasa Yoga Peeth, Tuna Khatua is one of the renowned yogis in Rishikesh who have spent their whole life in this field. A strong believer of Ayurveda and its form, he has been preaching and practicing ever since he entered this field. He also preaches Sivananda yoga, Himalaya yoga, six systems of yoga philosophy, and yoga anatomy at the ashram. Applying a well-qualified approach with a master’s degree in yogic sciences, Acharya ji emphasis on simple living and high thinking. He has been constantly under the guidance of great seers and sages from Rishikesh, whose knowledge he has amalgamated in his everyday lessons at the center.

Yogi Sumit Thalwal

A dedicated soul Yogi Sumit is Considered to be the best teacher of Hatha Vinyasa Flow, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Vinyasa flow yoga.

Yogi Sumit is a professional yoga teacher, considering his practice as worship, he is commited to teach and inculcate a discipline in his students practicing yoga, Yogi Sumit started doing yoga and learning sat-sang when he was 13 years old, undertaking knowledge by Swami Shiva Nanda ji maharaj, great yogis and mahatmas in Rishikesh. He has won many championship of yoga in national and inter-national level with great medals and trophies.

Achievements

State yoga championship in India 2012 – Number 1.

The 38th national yoga championship in Ranchi India 2013 – Number 2.

State yoga championship in Rishikesh, Uttrakhand, India 2013 – Number 2.

13th state yoga championship in Uttrakhand, India 2013 – Number 1.

Swami Omkaranada

Believing in sharing his knowledge and with a view to serve humanity, Acharya Ravindra Singh started his yogic journey. On learning the special techniques of Iyengar Yoga and Hatha Yoga, he is now one of the finest faculties available at the ashram. On gaining experience under many yogis and learned gurus, he is now teaching at the centre.

Brahmachari Siddhanta

Br. Siddhanta holds and unbeatable knowledge of yoga and meditation. Practicing the art form for more than a decade and a half, Brahamchari Siddhanta has been attached to the yogic Kiryas for a long time. Departing from family life at the young age of 16, he has been guided into the field by a self-motivated mindset. Joining Anandamurti Gurumaa at the age of 22, he has lived, taught, practiced and learned in the ashram for 8 years. Consolidating his knowledge gained in all these years, he brings tremendous expertise of his classes. Being a master of Hatha yoga and Japa yoga, he teaches them and many other ways of life to the students at the school.

Manual Fernandes

Manual Fernandes is not just a Ph.D., but a lama too. Living and working at Tibetan uddhist meditation retreats (Drikung Kagyu Order) in Pithoragarh and Almora, Kumaon Himalayas, he has learned the spiritual ways like no other. After completing his retreat and learning process, he started to help others in their retreats. A managing director at Swami Ramas ashram in Rishikesh from 2007 to 2011, he learned and worked under his supervision. At the Meditation Research Institute, he offered biofeedback training and supervised research on evoked potentials and physiological responses to external stimuli of advanced meditators from both Hindu and Buddhist traditions with state-of-the-art EEG and other physiological parameter measuring equipment, among other projects.

Dr. Usha Vaishnava

Dr. Usha completed her Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (B.A.M.S.) in 1997 which is internationally recognized. She studied Ayurveda and Herbal Medicine at the famous 150-year-old Gurukul Kangri in Kanpur (renamed Kanpur University in 1966). Her competence is evident in her extensive and varied experience during the past 17 years, having shared her expertise as a lecturer of Kaya Chikitsa at Himalaya Ayurvedic College (Bareilly, U.P.), as a trainee physician in Arya Vaidya Sala (Kottakkal, Kerala) and Panchkarma specialist at Bhole Baba Ayurvedic Hospital and Research Center (Ranikhet, Uttarakhand). She is currently chief consultant and manager of the Ayurveda Nirvana clinic in Rishikesh, providing such services as detailed consultations, prakriti analysis, basic to advanced level ayurveda courses, panchkarma treatments and is a respected instructor of Ayurveda.

Rishikesh is the yoga capital of the world and Vyasa Yoga Peeth stands erect close to the Laxman Jula near the Ganges river. The lush green surroundings and rushing river possess the capability to purify and heal your soul completely! Imagine the benefits it will give when equipped with the 200 hour yoga teacher training!

Nearby places

  • Delhi - 250 kilometers
  • Haridwara - 30 kilometers
Activities
  • Massage
General
  • River nearby
Services
  • Free Wi-Fi

Healthy and nutritious food is served three times a day. The menu keeps on changing every day, but the focus on health and nutrition is followed un-interruptedly. Food is prepared with the soul motive of serving health rather than taste (restaurants are easily available for latter choice!). As a yoga student, Vyasa Yoga Peeth encourages that the food should be prepared with most natural methods.

  • 27 nights’ accommodation
  • Ayurveda and naturopathy studies
  • Certification from Yoga Alliance USA
  • Completion ceremony
  • Daily Ashtanga, Vinyasa, and Hatha yoga
  • Daily meditation and pranayama
  • Daily yoga philosophy and lessons
  • Full board nutritious yogi food
  • In-depth study of various cleansing activities
  • Any other activity not mentioned in the above given accommodations, amenities, and programs are to be paid for additionally

Arrival by airplane

Please book a flight arriving at Jolly Grant Airport (DED).

For information about the booking conditions, please send Vyasa Yoga Peeth an inquiry.
  • Review by Julia from Australia

    "My course was cancelled less than a week before it was due to start without a reason being given upfront other than "a small problem". I was told that my only option was to transfer to another school they had organized, no refund, no other alternative other than "change your flights". The new course dates didn't line up with the original course dates so I ended up missing a week of classes at the end and having to fork out additional expenses to wait around in Nepal for an extra week in the beginning waiting to start lessons. They didn't answer their phones when I tried to call. Their emails were in very basic, poor English which made trying to decipher what was actually going on very difficult. As an additional treat, I commented on a negative FB review for the school and someone from Vyasa Yoga Peeth then added me on Facebook and had a go at me via Facebook messenger. I'm not really sure if they don't care about their business or they are just a scam? One other girl at the new school had also been transferred from Vyasa Yoga Peeth. my assumption being that as they only had two enrollments they decided to pull the plug at the last minute. Not an ideal situation to be dealing with only via internet in Tibet en route to the course."

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  • Review by Jayne Mahoney from UK
    10 out of 10

    "Training at Vyassa yoga Peeth was an incredible journey for me. It opened up my heart and mind to begin to understand the true meaning of yoga. There is so much more to this spiritual pathway then I could have ever imagined. Every single teacher there was so supportive and inspiring, helping us every single step of the way. We got to experience the local culture, meditate by the Ganges and be immersed into the world of yoga. I would recommend this course to anyone who is thinking about beginning or continuing their own journey. Thank you Vyassa yoga Peeth I will always treasure the time I spent training at your school and I definetley plan to return in the future. Namaste"

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  • Review by Yves Gaillard from France
    10 out of 10

    "A great 7 days crafted program for 2 yoga and meditation beginners. We are yoga and meditation beginners and we wanted a 7 days program to improve our practices."

    "We were eally happy with the full program crafted for us : we had a teacher for pranayama/breathing, a teacher for hatha yoga, a teacher for philosophy and a teacher for meditation. "

    "We enjoyed the teachings of everyone. Every teacher was really dedicated to us and we learnt everything that was possible in a week, so that we could practice and improve back home. The room were fine, cleaned very often and we had AC at night! "Always smiling" Tuna, the manager of the school, was always here to make sure our teachings went well and even welcomed us at his home to enjoy a great meal with the other students and the teachers!"

    "We also had the surprise to visit Vasistha cave and to assist a fire ceremony with a swami and other students. We fully enjoyed each day spent and we would be glad to be back to enjoy the teachings and of course Tuna's smile and humor!"

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  • Review by Mark Bucher from London, UK
    10 out of 10

    "I attended the 15 days yoga course at Vedic meditation yoga school and found it very helpful. It was advanced course and covered almost all aspects of yoga. I found the teachers very helpful, the food was good, and the accommodation was awesome. They also offered certificate after I completed the course in two weeks. "

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  • Review by Allen Harris from Vegas, USA
    10 out of 10

    "Frankly speaking the course offered by the center is one of the best and believe me they taught almost everything in just two weeks. The 15-day advanced course was economical too."

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  • Review by Mobilio Florence from Essex, England
    10 out of 10

    "Loved the teaching style of teachers at the Vyasa Yoga Peeth. I learned yoga for 75 hours there. I found the course is doing benefits to my life. It is now helping me staying fit and disciplined. I loved their food too. It was really different and wonderful. The teachers were very friendly and accommodation was good too with attached bath. As a whole I also liked Rishikesh very much. It is a beautiful place in India. People should visit it at least once in a lifetime."

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  • Review by Mariam from Florida, USA
    10 out of 10

    "In summer time I took yoga training classes at Vyasa Yoga Peeth. The center is in Rishikesh and their teaching was wonderful. I liked the place very much. It is located amid beautiful place on the hills and beside a river. The teachers were really very experienced and very good. They were perfect in teaching and very caring too. They paid attention to every student to make sure the yoga practices were done correctly. I liked their accommodation too. The food was awesome. Herbal tea was really great. The co-learners were helpful too, though no one from my region enrolled in the particular session. However, I met learners from Colorado, Caribbean, Poland and more. Would love to go there again and learn advanced courses."

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  • Review by Mark Francis from Spain
    10 out of 10

    "I was really excited to learn yoga from Vyasa Yoga Peeth after learning about the center from a friend of mine. I opted for the 300-hour course and found it too much helpful. The teaching staff who guided us to practice yoga correctly were very helpful. I opted for the accommodation provided by the center and found it okay. It had attached bath. Food offered here were also good."

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  • Review by Fahnem J. from New Delhi, India
    10 out of 10

    "I can truly say that I valued my experienced learning yoga with Vyasa Yoga Peeth. All the teachers are very experienced and interesting. They have a broad knowledge of the subjects as well as the experience that they could share with the students for the course. It is a complete mental, physical and spiritual journey. Well done and I definitely will come back to sought for more knowledge."

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  • Review by Kat Herbert from North Carolina, USA
    10 out of 10

    "I have recently completed the 200-hour yoga teacher training in Rishikesh. My overall experience has been a fantastic one that I will never forget.The teachers are all very well educated and knowledgeable in a variety of areas. Each class has been very informative and I feel like I have gained a lot of important and necessary information to start practicing as a beginners yoga teacher.The accommodation was excellent; a private room with a private bathroom is exactly what I needed here in India. All the staff are very friendly and helpful at the hotel and they make you feel welcomed.All meals were provided and were very good. Each day was more or less the same food but if you want to eat out its very easy to find a restaurant close by. I would highly recommend this school and I am looking forward to study with Tuna Khatua again in the future.If you want to have a real yoga and Indian culture experience, this is the school to come to.Thank you for everything, my Indian experience has been wonderful because of all of you at Vyasa Yoga Peeth."

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  • Review by Omnia from Texas, USA
    10 out of 10

    "The 200-hour yoga teacher training had been a really good experience. I learnt a lot of different things. It is an interesting course, because they dont teach just practice, they teach you much more. I didnt know anything about the philosophy of yoga and now I think is the most important. The Teachers are great, each of them. They had been our family in those days. I have to do a special mention about Tuna ji - he is now more than a teacher, he is a good friend. He has shown us about Indian culture. We had a really fun time. I am very happy with everything. The food is very good but they did not change the menu frequently ."

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  • Review by Rossy Ji from Bogota, Colombia
    10 out of 10

    "After 4 weeks doing the 200-hour yoga teacher training I feel so happy because I have had the opportunity to do this course in this magic place, which is Rishikesh. I could meet with wonderful people, lovely classmates and really nice teachers. I have learned a lot of things about yoga. Furthermore, I have had very good experiences outside the school too."

    "I am so grateful to my special teacher, Tuna ji. He has been more than a teacher, now I can feel that he is a great friend of us."

    "All the staff has been very helpful in every moment when I needed of them. The food was very good at first, but after one week I started to feel very bored because it was always the same."

    "In conclusion, it has been a wonderful experience and I recommend it to everyone because I have enjoyed it a lot and I have learnt so many things that are very important for life."

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Rishikesh, India

Vyasa Yoga Peeth is a Yoga Alliance registered international yoga school in Rishikesh, the capital city of yoga in India.

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