200-Hours Mysore Style Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India

Intensive Yoga Teacher Training India

Those who have a passion of yoga and wants to do an in-depth study of yoga, asanas, pranayamas, meditation and yoga philosophy, then certainly this 200 Hours Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training Course should be their prime choice. The main aim of the course is to establish a perfect balance between physical and mental well-being. Through this course, you will become able to perform Ashtanga yoga series with correct alignment and perfection. Also, it will equip you to be a completely autonomous teacher.

Retreat highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Alignments and technical workshops
  • Daily meditation and pranayama classes
  • Tuition and course materials with Yoga Alliance registered certification
  • Teaching methodology, yoga philosophy, and theory classes
  • Complimentary pick-up from Dehradun airport
  • 28 nights accommodation
  • 3 daily vegetarian meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


27 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 15

Airport transfer included: Dehradun Airport

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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Café
  • Concierge desk
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Meditation garden
  • Smoke-free property
  • Yoga shala
  • Beauty salon
  • Bicycle rental
  • Car rental
  • Child care
  • Convenience / grocery store
  • Currency exchange
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Medical assistance
  • Meeting room
  • Newspapers
  • Parking lot
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet

Stay at Yash yoga school and experience India in a relaxed and peaceful atmosphere with other spiritually like-minded individuals. The school 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.

Yash Yoga School India Yoga Teacher Training Program

Ashtanga yoga primary series (yoga poses) syllabus

Surya Namaskar and yoga asanas

1. Padangushtasana

2. Padahastasana

3. Utthita Trikonasana

4. Utthita Parshvakonasana

5. Prasarita Padottanasana (A), (B), (C) and (D)

6. Parchvottanasana

7. Utthita Hasta Padangushtasana

8. Ardha Baddha Padmottanasana

9. Utkatasana

10. Virabhadrasana

11. Paschimattanasana

12. Purvatanasana

13. Ardha Baddha Padma Paschimattanasana

14. Tiriangmukhaikapada Paschimattanasana

15. Janu Shirshasana (A), (B) and (C)

16. Marichyasana (A)

17. Marichyasana (B)

18. Marichyasana (C)

19. Marichyasana (D)

20. Navasana

21. Bhujapidasana

22. Kurmasana

23. Garbha Pindasana

24. Kukkutasana

25. Baddha Konasana

26. Upavishta Konasana

27. Supta Konasana

28. Supta Padangushtasana

29. Ubhaya Padangushtasana

30. Urdhva Mukha Paschimattanasana

31. Setu Bandhasana

32. Sarvangasana

33. Halasana

34. Karnapidasana

35. Urdhva Padmasana

36. Pindasana

37. Matsyasana

38. Uttana Padasana

39. Shirshasana

40. Baddha Padmasana

41. Padmasana

42. Uth Pluthi

Yoga philosophy

  • Introduction to yoga
  • What is yoga
  • The culmination of yoga
  • What happens otherwise to purusha
  • Vrittis - main classification
  • Five kinds of vrittis
  • Pramana - sources of right knowledge
  • Viparyaya - misconception
  • Vikalpa- unfounded belief
  • Nidra- state of sleep
  • Smriti- memory
  • Necessity of abhyasa and vairagya
  • Abhyasa means constant practice
  • Foundation of abhyasa
  • Lower form of vairagya
  • Higher form of vairagya
  • Definition of samprajnata samadhi
  • Definition of asamprajnata samadhi
  • Past merits needed for asamparjnata samadhi
  • Otherwise, merits needed for asamprajnata samadhi
  • Quicker is intensity of eagerness
  • Three degrees of eagerness or by devotion of ishwara
  • Definition of ishwara
  • Attribute of ishwara
  • Ishwara is the jagatguru
  • Pranava is verily ishwara
  • Sadhana for ishwara
  • Result of this sadhana
  • Obstacles in the path of yoga
  • Other Obstructions
  • Fruits of meditation
  • Oneness of chitta with object
  • Savitarka samadhi
  • Nirvitarka samadhi
  • Other forms of samadhi
  • Extent of samadhi
  • Samadhi with seed
  • Then spiritual light dawns
  • Cosmic experience
  • Characteristics of this experience
  • Dynamic form of consciousness in samadhi
  • Then one attains samadhi without seed

Pranayama (breathing practices)

  • 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

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 (Shatkarma)

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

Yoga Nidra (psychic sleep)

  • Basic relaxation
  • Tension relaxation
  • Full body relaxation

Meditation (Dhyana)

  • 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 (mantra chanting)

  • 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)

Anatomy and physiology

  • Digestive System
  • Respiratory System
  • Circulatory System
  • Nervous System
  • Endocrine System
  • Organs
  • Bodily systems
  • Nadis
  • Chakras
  • Muscular System
  • Skeletal Sytem
  • Muscle Functions according
  • to Joint Movements
  • Breathing
  • Inversions
  • Svasana

Teaching methodology

  • 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

Daily schedule

  • 05:30 Morning bell
  • 06:30 - 0645 Morning tea
  • 07:00 - 07:30 Shatkarma & pranayama
  • 07:30 - 09:00 Ashtanga Yoga
  • 09:30 - 09: 45 Breakfast
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Yoga philosophy
  • 11:00 - 12:30 Alignment - adjustment - methodology
  • 12:45 - 13:15 Lunch
  • 14:45 - 15:45 Anatomy & physiology
  • 16:00 - 17:30 Ashtanga Yoga
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Meditation & mantra chanting
  • 19:15 - 20:00 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 program, 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 school rules may be dismissed from the course.

Discipline rules for students

Smoking and alcohol are strictly prohibited in the school. 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 class. Clear your books of account before departure from Yash Yoga School. Before departure return your books, maps or any goods which you borrowed. Yash Yoga School provides accommodation for a student who join the yoga course. So any friends or relatives will not be included in accommodation however they can stay in school by renting another room. Student have to be present in all scheduled program of Yash Yoga School.

Refund policy

An advance of a course fees will not be refundable, only in the case of emergency students can join Yash Yoga School on other schedules. If student cancel the course, Yash Yoga School accept cancellation but advance deposit will not be refund in cancellation. There is no charge of course cancellation. Student just has to inform by email.

Included excursions

List of weekend excursions during this course:

1st week tour the Himalayas

2nd week (waterfall trekking)

3rd week (world class ganga ceremony)

4th week (walking tour in Rishikesh market)

Instructors

Yogi Rajesh
Yogi Rajesh was born and brought up in a place where spirituality is the home atmosphere. He is an expert in Hatha, Vinyasa Flow, Ashtanga, Kundalini, meditation, pranayama, mudra, and mantra chanting. He is pursuing a Master of Science Yoga Degree from Uttarakhand Sanskrit University in Haridwar.
Moksha Priya ji
Moksha Priya Ji-Certified & registered yoga teacher at Vinyasa yoga school Rajkumari Chauhan ( Moksha priya ) 500 Hours RYT. 15 Years of Teaching experience around the world, Rajkumari ji teaches meditation, Pranayama, Hatha yoga, Mantras chanting & yoga philosophy. Moksha ji is one of the most popular teacher in the world and favorite teacher of all of us.
Swami ji
Swami ji is a great yogi, an ideal person and true teacher who can tell the truth, an inspiration for all of us. We are very fortunate to have his presence in the ashram. He guides us to always perform the right actions. Swami is a writer, scholar, highly educated with his personal experiences and practice’s, he knows his students and their expectations from life, he guides students very well by which students completes the course with no doubts. Swami ji takes evening meditation class, his classes are life-changing experience that helps students to know their true nature (Bliss).
Yogi Manish Thapiyal
Yogi Manesh Ji is an Ashtanga yoga teacher. He is a master of yoga sciences from Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya (Haridwar). He is teaching Ashtanga yoga for more than three years and he knows the essence of yoga. His classes are full of energy, very motivational, and inspiring that takes students beyond the mind’s obstacles. He is a natural Ashtanga yogi who can teach at any time in any condition and that what makes him an inspiring teacher. He is also known for his alignment and adjustment classes by giving various easy methods to perform the techniques.
Yogi Deepraj ji
Yogi deepraj ji is vinyasa flow & pranayama teacher at Yash Yoga School in Rishikesh. He is gold medalist of national yoga championship 2011. Yogi Deepraj ji teaches yoga for 2 years and holds master degree in yoga sciences from dev sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya (Haridwar). His classes are very interesting and inspiring with full of knowledge that he brings from his personal experience. His knowledge of yoga gives students a clear vision about yoga and it’s practices. He is one of the best vinyasa flow yoga teacher and students love his nature, discipline and seriousness.

Retreat location

Cradled amidst the grand Himalayan mountain range and the magnificent River Ganges, Yash Yoga School is conveniently located in the heart of Rishikesh near Laxman Jhula. An ideal destination for learning spiritual practice of Astanga Vinyasa and meditation techniques from learned masters, Yash Yoga School invites and welcomes all citizens of the world to take this life-altering journey of finding their inner-self through yoga and meditation.

Unique features

Activities

  • Art classes
  • Cooking classes
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Massage
  • Mountain biking
  • Mountain walking
  • Reiki
  • Rock climbing
  • Volleyball court

General

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony
  • Beach
  • Café
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Honesty bar
  • In-room safe
  • Kitchen
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Meditation garden
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio

Services

  • ATM / banking
  • Baby sitting
  • Board rental
  • Car rental
  • Cell phone rental
  • Child care
  • Conference room
  • Convenience / grocery store
  • Dry cleaning
  • Free bicycle
  • Free bottled water
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair salon
  • In-room dining
  • Ironing / ironing board
  • Laptop rental
  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Local market
  • Meeting room
  • Mosquito net
  • Newspapers
  • Room cleaning
  • Tour assistance
  • Wedding

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

During this training, you will be served three nutritious meals every day. All the meals are vegetarian home-cooked meals prepared in a yogic way. Prepared from fresh and organically grown local ingredients, including vegetables from the garden, every meal is cooked with ample love to completely rejuvenate and recharge you.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Yogic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Spa treatments

Included in the total price of this training is one Ayurvedic full body treatment.

What's included

  • 1 full body ayurvedic massage
  • 1 Himalayas sightseeing trip
  • 3 daily nutritious vegetarian meals and teas
  • 28 nights shared accommodation
  • Course material
  • Free taxi-pickup from Dehradun airport (DED)
  • Kirtan night every Saturday
  • Weekend excursions

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Private accommodation - 180 USD extra
  • Air-conditioner (additional 130 USD)
  • Drop off from the school to airport
  • Personal expenses

How to get there

Arrival by airport

Please book your flight to arrive at Jolly Grant Airport (DED). A domestic flight from Delhi to Jolly Grant Airport (DED) will cost around 4000 to 9000 INR.

Arrival by bus

An overnight bus from Delhi will cost around 550 to 1050 INR to Rishikesh and will take around six to nine hours, depending on the traffic.

Arrival by taxi

A pickup taxi directly from New Delhi airport will cost 4500 to 6000 INR and and will take around six to nine hours, depending on the traffic.

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 25% 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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