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30 Days 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in India

  • Yoga Bhawna Mission, New Bypass Road, Uttarkashi 249141, Uttarakhand, India

Overview

Yoga Teacher Training India

Join Yoga Bhawna Mission and be a better and effective yoga teacher. This typical professional beginner course is for those who want to peruse his or her professional yoga training. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded with 200-hour teacher training certificate affiliated from Yoga Alliance which later can be produced for the further advance yoga studies for 300 and 500-hour certificate. Come and explore this unique science of ascetic discipline.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Theory and practical classes
  • Complete teacher training course and syllabus
  • Certification upon completion from Yoga Alliance USA
  • Nature excursions and recreational activities
  • Daily nutritious vegetarian meals
  • 29 nights’ accommodation
  • Airport transfers

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • Intermediate

  • Advanced

Group sizes

The maximum participants in the group is 10.

  • 26 days with instruction
  • English
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Yoga Bhawna Mission’s ashram in Uttarkashi have 18 luxury rooms that are river-facing and have all modern amenities. All the rooms have queen size beds, air-conditioning, LCD TV, and hot geysers in the toilets. The accommodation provided at Yoga Bhawna Mission is on sharing basis. However, in special cases, Yoga Bhawna Mission will provide single occupancy-based accommodation under terms and conditions.

Facilities

  • Bathroom amenities
  • Daily mineral water
  • Kettle with complimentary tea and coffee provisions
  • Power backup
  • Running hot and cold water
  • Specialized evening turn down service with daily morning cleaning

Yoga Bhawna Mission (YBM) emphasizes on yoga teacher training based on the basic script of yoga written in the Vedas and Upanishad and the motto is to derive it in the friendliest way so that it can be practiced by a volume of people without losing the essence of its originality.

This yoga teacher training program is beautifully designed and crafted for beginner to advanced level. Yoga Bhawna Mission’s masters have set the theory and practical for all categories accordingly and have designed the basis of ample research and study. This is a full-time regular residential course, extended over period of four weeks. It will be conducted six days in a week.

The trainees need to understand role and significance of yogic attitude and yogic lifestyle in life. Keeping that aims in mind, the syllabus of the course incorporates all components of the basics of yoga, yogic practices, and its teaching method.

Course objective

  • To orient the trainees in principles and practices of yoga
  • To train the participants in yogic style of living
  • To make teachers aware of the needs for their overall healthy development
  • To make the participant understand the methodology of teaching yoga
  • To help participants learn various techniques necessary for yoga teaching
  • To help participants develop capacity for organizing yoga classes
  • To help participants learn and understand yogic practices
  • To develop among the participant the skills in effectively imparting of yoga training

Course program

The duration of the course is four weeks. The classes will be held from Monday till Saturday, with a half day on Thursday and an off day on Sunday.

Syllabus

Section 1: Theory

Foundations of yoga

  • History of yoga from the ancient to modern time
  • Gyan yoga and Bhakti yoga
  • Karma yoga and Rāja yoga
  • Broader concept of Pragya yoga

Introduction to Hatha yoga and Patanjali yoga

  • Shatkarma, asana, and pranayama according to Hatha yoga
  • Mudra, bandha, chakra, and Kundalini according to Hatha yoga
  • Introduction to Patanjal yoga sutra and concept of chitta
  • Ashtanga yoga

Introduction to human body in relation to yoga

  • Introduction to human body according to yoga and modern science
  • Support and digestive systems and the effect of yoga on it
  • Respiratory and cardiac systems and the effect of yoga on it
  • Nervous and endocrinal system and the effect of yoga on it
  • Concept of health and disease

Health and disease in relation to yoga

  • Role of hygiene and diet in yoga therapy
  • Yogic management of some common diseases
  • Yogic management of some other diseases

Section 2: Practical

Asana (yoga postures)

  • Classical Hatha yoga
  • Core practice of Vinyasa yoga
  • Structuring and sequencing the asanas
  • Moon salutation and sun salutation
  • Joint movement exercises
  • Warm up exercises
  • Standing asanas
  • Sitting asanas
  • Twisting
  • Inversion
  • Balancing asanas
  • Meditation asanas

Bhandas (energy lock)

  • Introduction to yogic bandhas
  • Jalandhara bandha (throat lock)
  • Moola bandha (perineum contraction)
  • Uddiyana bandha (abdominal contraction)
  • Maha bandha (the great lock)

Yoga philosophy

  • Yoga philosophy
  • History and origin of yoga
  • Eight limbs and the aim of yoga
  • Emotional purification through yoga
  • Understanding the mind and its four aspects
  • Five Vritti’s modifications of the mind
  • Kriya yoga and the importance of its practices
  • All about the chakras
  • Ancient texts of yoga tradition
  • All about Ayurveda and natural healing

Adhyatma sadhana (spiritual practices)

  • Kirtan (chanting and singing spiritual music)
  • Chanting Vedic hymns and mantras
  • Arati (singing divine glory of divinity)
  • Japa (recitation of divine sounds)

Pranayama (the secret of breathing)

  • Understanding pranayama and the right breathing method
  • Five aspects of breathing
  • Exercises for diaphragmatic breathing
  • Understanding the five major prana and five upa-prana
  • Understanding the function of nadis and chakras in breathing practices
  • Ten major pranayama practices

Sharirik vijnan (anatomy)

  • Skeletal system and understanding of joints in yoga
  • Muscular system and strengthening and flexibility of muscles
  • Respiratory system
  • Spiritual anatomy
  • Kundalini and chakra
  • Spine

Dhyanam and dharana (meditation and concentration)

  • Contemplative walking
  • Basics of meditation
  • Candle light gazing meditation
  • So-ham meditation
  • Mantra meditation
  • Chakra meditation
  • Kundalini active meditation
  • Dynamic meditation
  • Om meditation

Satkarma (six yogic cleansing)

  • Jala neti
  • Rubber neti
  • Kapal bhati
  • Trataka
  • Nauli
  • Kunjal kriya

Alignment and adjustment

  • Joints opening
  • Correcting postures
  • Preparation for advance postures
  • Safety of adjustment

Mudras

  • Introduction to mudra
  • Five group of yoga mudras
  • Jnana, chin, and bhairava mudra for meditation and memory
  • Yoni mudra
  • Hridaya mudra
  • Shambhavi mudra
  • Nasikagra drishti
  • Khechari mudra
  • Kaki mudra

Yoga Nidra (psychic sleep and sleeping meditation)

  • Full body relaxation
  • Tension relaxation
  • Heart center yoga Nidra
  • Awakening subtle body yoga Nidra
  • Chakra awakening yoga Nidra
  • Healing relaxation practices

Upachara (healing practices)

  • Ayurveda and alternate therapy
  • Understanding tri-dosha
  • Understanding healing diet
  • Introduction to healing through Reiki
  • Natural healing
  • How to do Ayurvedic massage

Yoga chikitsa (yoga therapy)

  • Yogic consultation
  • Therapy with the yoga posture
  • Yoga therapy for back pain
  • Yoga therapy for heart diseases
  • Yoga for obesity
  • Yoga for hyper tension

Yoga teacher training certificate and assessments

During this yoga teacher training, the students are continuously assessed throughout the course at all levels. There will be a practical test to evaluate the understanding and skills of the students. An internationally accepted certificate will be given from Yoga Bhawna Mission certified by Yoga Alliance International USA upon completion of training.

Eligibility and accreditations

This 200-hour yoga teacher training course certification is accessible for anyone who is interested in deepening their yoga practice. Yoga Bhawna Mission is a registered yoga school (RYS) with Yoga Alliance which designates this teacher training program as one which follows Yoga Alliance's standards.

Sample daily schedule

  • 05:45 Morning tea
  • 06:00 Satkarma
  • 07:00 Yagya followed by asana practice
  • 08:30 Pranayama and mantra chanting
  • 09:30 Breakfast
  • 10:30 Self-study
  • 11:30 Theory or philosophy
  • 13:00 Lunch and rest
  • 15:30 Anatomy and yoga therapy
  • 16:30 Asana practice or Ashtanga Vinyasa
  • 18:00 Meditation and mantra
  • 19:30 Dinner
  • 20:00 Self-study and questions and answer
  • 21:00 Sleep

Included in your course package are Himalayas sightseeing trip and nature excursions.

  • Doctor Kamakhya Kumar

    Doctor Kumar is the chief coordinator, an associate professor for the department of yoga, a health established investigator, and a well-known author in the area of yogic sciences. He has gone through the ancient scriptures of India and various yogic texts. He received a degree in yogic science from Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya in the auspicious presence of the president of India H. H. Doctor. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam in the year 2006.

  • Naveen Pandey

    Yogi Naveen Pandey holds a degree in yogic sciences. He has been awarded his doctorate from DevSanskriti University as he worked on “Yoga in Kashmir Saivism and Patanjali’s System; A Study in Interaction”. In his research work, he emphasizes on yoga in Tantric scheme of Kashmir Saiva philosophy. He specializes in Tantra, philosophy, and oriental studies.

Located at two beautiful locations in the higher Himalayan Mountain Range one at Barkot and another at Uttarkashi (both Location in Uttarakhand State), both location has their unique significance and magical energy wafting onto the retreat.

Yoga Bhawna Mission, Barkot Ashram

Situated at an elevation of 1,220 meters above sea level, Barkot Camp Ashram is one of the popular destinations situated in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand, India. The Barkot city is surrounded on the north by the Dehradun district, on the northeast by Tibet, on the east by Chamoli, on the southeast by the Rudraprayag district and on the south by Tehri Garhwal district.

This Ashram with its 16 luxury camps ensures optimum comfort for the yogi and yoga practice. The experience and facilities provided in the ashram is superior to that of any hotel or resort in the surrounding and not the least enjoy a dip into the holy ganga water kund (spring) at the resort campus. The Ganga Kund has been recognized by A.S.I (archaeological survey of India).

The Confluence of Ganga, Yamuna & Saraswati is one of the major attraction of the ashram. Yamuna flowing as its main course, Ganga water emerging out of the ganga kund (cold water spring) merges with Yamuna and a stream of Kedar Ganga confluences with the Yamuna. (the source of kedar ganga is said to be from where river Saraswati emerges).

Yoga Bhawna Mission, UttarKashi Ashram

This is located at convenient distance from Rishikesh and takes only 5 to 6 hour of scenic journey. Beautifully located on the banks of Bhagirathi river, this Ashram is 4 kilometers before hustle bustle and traffic jams of Uttarkashi town. Our dedicated travel desk team works promptly and will collect all information before arrival through emails/phone calls and arrange to assemble from various arrival point at New Delhi for a group departure in our vehicle so that one have smooth check in at our Yoga camp.

Distance

  • Dehra Dun, 125 kms
  • Haridwar, 185 kms
  • New Delhi, 395 kms
  • Rishikesh, 175 kms
Activities
  • Hiking
  • Massage
General
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • River
  • Yoga studio
Services
  • Medical assistance
  • Room cleaning
  • Tour assistance

During the training course, you will be served daily nutritious vegetarian meals that include breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Detox juices and herbal teas will also be served.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Other dietary requirements on request
(If you have special dietary requirements its a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)

At Yoga Bhawna Mission, you have an opportunity to spend one hour daily to the nearby surrounding. The ashram is just adjacent to Bhagirathi River and one can have privilege to practice on the bank of river or in the lap of forest and mountain. You will be guided by the resident team on alternate Sunday for the mountain walk followed by village walk or trekking and river walk and outdoor game such as volleyball.

Yoga Bhawna Mission’s ex-students have repeatedly testify that this is the best part of their stay at the ashram, an opportunity to use their hands and feet for a fruitful purpose, get closer to nature, and learn. It is an immensely therapeutic experience in itself and numerous yogi have said how their stresses just disappeared as they were so close to nature.

You will have the opportunity to enjoy Ayurvedic massage, Do-Sirodhara, and steam bath at additional costs.

  • 3 daily nutritious vegetarian meals
  • 29 nights’ accommodation
  • Airport transfers from and to Jolly Grant Airport (DED)
  • All theory and practical classes
  • All yoga classes
  • Ayurvedic health and personal care items (body wash and body oil)
  • Certification upon completion from Yoga Alliance USA
  • Detox juices and herbal teas
  • Himalayas sightseeing trip and nature excursions
  • Outdoor yoga practice and meditation
  • Pranayama and meditation practices
  • Teaching course tuition and training syllabus
  • Weekend social, cultural, and recreational activities
  • Weekly group discussion aimed to develop your critical skills
  • Yoga teacher training complete curriculum and materials
  • Airfares
  • Personal expenses
  • Train and bus fares

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), where you can take a domestic flight into Jolly Grant Airport (DED). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Yoga Bhawna Mission escort will pick you up from the airport.

Arrival by bus

You can either come to Deharadun or Rishikesh from New Delhi and it is strongly advised that you inform Yoga Bhawna team in advance so that they can help you with the arrangement of bus ticket from New Delhi and can escort you from the bus stand to avoid any confusion.

Yoga Bhawna Mission dedicated travel desk will assist you while booking your bus ticket. Please note that if you are coming from New Delhi by bus then ideally you should get down to Dehradun, but if you want to come to Rishikesh, then you need to advise Yoga Bhawna Mission in advance so that they can arrange a pickup from Rishikesh with nominal extra charge.

If you are more adventurous and want to explore by you own from New Delhi to Dehardun or Rishikesh, then please follow below instruction.

Depending on the time your plane arrives in Delhi, taking a bus can be a tricky option. The Volvo buses from Delhi to Dehradun stop running around 8:00 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 Dehradun. The bus ticket approximately costs between 300 to 400 INR.

You should get off the bus at Dehradun bus station, which is usually their last stop if their destination is Dehradun. Once you arrive at Dehradun bus station, Yoga Bhawna Mission escort will coordinate with you as per email communication and name card.

Arrival by train

You can book Shatabdi express train which runs every day from New Delhi to Dehradun railways station. You are advised to inform Yoga Bhawna’s team in advance so that the team will assist you on booking railway ticket for your smooth arrival followed by escorted guide.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Yoga Bhawna Mission an inquiry.
  • Review by Cynthia Barnard
    10 out of 10

    "This course was very intense, and was very good at times, and very bad at other times. But after taking some time to decompress, I can honestly say I learned a lot there, and enjoyed the time I spent during the training and feel as though I have made invaluable friendships. Despite the difficult times, I would highly recommend this course to others and am even considering returning in a few years for the advanced teacher training."

    July 2016, Yoga Bhawna Mission website, edited

  • Review by Chetna Khanna
    10 out of 10

    "Awesome ! I was excited as I never ever went to a hostel in my life and man here is my chance to live life like a boarding school .Enjoyable if you are able to surrender into the schedule and if you are free bird then maybe it will be trouble time in the beginning. The best thing with them is that they have best of faculty and being associated in past with few other yoga school I can bet they teaches yoga in most original way. I would surely recommend all the promising yogi to come over here and learn yoga the way it has been written in the books. I would like to suggest that they should improve the food quality, of course it’s a three time meal but it should be more nutritious and healthy, I would rate food quality as average and its always better to carry your own nuts as some time I felt I was starving or may be due to excessive amount of practice and shanas..Blessings!"

    July 2016, Yoga Bhawna Mission website, edited

  • Review by Ashutosh Chandel
    10 out of 10

    "This was one the memorable journey of my life, I would say they have best of faculty and they teach yoga in its most indigenous way. The best thing which I liked about them is that they teach Yoga in its most realistic and raw way although some time it sounds unfashionable but that is what real yoga about I guess. I wish I could have spent some more time .I will look forward."

    July 2016, Yoga Bhawna Mission website, edited

  • Review by Tanisha Kashyap
    10 out of 10

    "Yoga Bhawna Mission gave me the best yoga training at Rishikesh. Great teacher, Excellent yoga centre, amazing teaching staff. Highly recommended.Thank you!"

    July 2016, Yoga Bhawna Mission website, edited

  • Review by Reggae Tone from Canada
    10 out of 10

    "Yoga Bhawna Mission has giving me as a health professional another way to maximize my breath ,now I function with maximum lung capacity blessings to you always, one love!"

    October 2016, Facebook , edited

  • Review by Heidi B. Barkwell from Canada
    10 out of 10

    "Learning From Bhawna in her breathing techniques was very comfortable, well prepared and easy to understand. I would recommend her to anyone wanting to learn more!"

    October 2016, Facebook , edited

  • Review by Leanne Doucet from Canada
    10 out of 10

    "The teachings are remarkable. An amazing atmosphere for learning and growth. Thank you for a life altering experience!"

    October 2016, Facebook, edited

  • Review by Priya Raj
    10 out of 10

    "This is truly an excellent teacher training in India to be certified as a professional teacher.."

    Yoga Bhawna Mission Facebook page, edited

  • Review by Vishwajit Anand
    10 out of 10

    "An amazing job. Yoga practice is a true way of fitness. The pictorial way of representation is also very tolerable ."

    Yoga Bhawna Mission Facebook page, edited

  • Review by Abhinay Kumar
    10 out of 10

    "Yoga Bhawna Mission has wonderful teachers, a wonderful atmosphere, and I must say that they teach ancient yoga in a very modern way."

    Yoga Bhawna Mission Facebook page, edited

  • Review by Jagmohan Bist from New Delhi, India
    10 out of 10

    "This training is an amazing experience with amazing yoga sessions and amazing therapy workshops."

    Yoga Bhawna Mission Facebook page, edited

  • Review by Amber Mubashir from Asia
    10 out of 10

    "Awesome teachers and a very healthy outcome. A highly recommended place to learn yoga."

    Yoga Bhawna Mission Facebook page, edited

  • Review by Jagmohan Bist from New Delhi, India
    10 out of 10

    "Amazing experience, amazing yoga session, amazing therapy."

    Yoga Bhawna Missions Facebook page, edited

Uttarkashi, India

Yoga Bhawna Mission is an international organization and registered yoga school from Yoga Alliance USA. They conduct teacher training courses and teacher training certificate programs.

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