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Yoga Essence Rishikesh welcomes you to a certified 200-hour holistic yoga teacher training course in Rishikesh, India, at the foothills of the Himalayas. This training course is an opportunity to transform your body-breath-mind-emotion and your life, take your yoga practice and teaching skills to the next level, experience the true essence of yoga and meaning in life, experience the yogic energy field of Rishikesh, and become an accredited yoga teacher.
Accommodation is offered in double sharing rooms with air-conditioning.
Yoga is the science of union of body, mind, and spirit. Yoga Essence Rishikesh welcomes all the aspiring yoga teachers, practitioners, and seekers for 200-hour holistic yoga teacher training course in Rishikesh, India.
This 200-hour holistic yoga teacher training certification at Yoga Essence Rishikesh is one of the most comprehensive, experiential, and transformational yoga teacher training courses in the world. Through this practical curriculum and scientific teaching, they create a solid foundation for teaching yoga skillfully and effectively. Their teachings deeply embrace the holistic approach to the path of yoga by combining the ancient wisdom of traditional yoga with contemporary understandings and modern lifestyle.
This 200-hour holistic yoga teacher training course has been developed and designed in such a way that it cares the complete growth and transformation of participants and lay down foundation stone in their journey to advance in yoga practice and teaching to its next level.
The holistic yoga teacher training covers all aspects of human existence, i.e. body-breath-mind-heart-soul. It is imparted through numerous yogic practices like asana, pranayama, traditional and contemporary meditation practices, yoga Nidra, applied yoga philosophy, yoga anatomy, yoga therapy, mantra chanting, yogic cleansing processes (Shatkarma), self-development techniques, etc., in a truly yogic environment by highly trained faculties.
The holistic yoga teacher training course is a unique opportunity to experience and getting equipped to share the holistic approach to life in respect to health, happiness, harmony, peace, etc. This teacher training course also helps to become a holistic life coach in a true sense. Upon graduation, this yoga teacher training qualifies you to teach all over the world.
Yoga teachers of Yoga Essence Rishikesh possess deep experience, knowledge, and understanding, and their passion for teaching yoga means that they truly teach from their hearts. Together students and teachers create a sacred environment for learning and transformation. It creates a community atmosphere of like-minded individuals from around the world that support each another in living and experiencing holistic life and materializing their potential to the fullest.
200 hours yoga teacher training certification plus 50 hours yoga nidra teacher training certification. As the 200-hour holistic yoga teacher training course is both Hatha yoga and meditation focused, hence the students will receive special training on many meditation practices. After completion of the course, you will receive two certifications. One certification is for 200 hours yoga teacher training and another certification is for 50 hours yoga nidra teacher training and 20 hours meditation teacher training so that you can able to teach yoga, meditation and yoga nidra all over the world.
Students who complete their subsequent trainings are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®).
Yoga Essence Rishikesh is an affiliated school of Yoga Alliance, USA and also Continuing Education Provider (YACEP). At the end of the training, you will get completion certificate of 200 hours yoga teacher training. This course will impart the experience and understanding of different yoga practices to such an extent that you will able to teach confidently and professionally. This course allows you to become registered with Yoga Alliance, the world’s most renowned yoga certifying authority with RYT-200 level.
Yoga Essence Rishikesh supports its graduate students on their teaching journey. They assure you that you will leave them with deeper joy, peace, understanding, and inner richness of life.
This yoga training course is open to students of all yoga levels with the commitment towards personal inner journey and self-discovery. Hence, students with the desire to become yoga teachers and who wish to get an internationally recognized qualification can join. Students who do not wish to become yoga teachers but have a sincere longing to experience, transform, and deepen their understanding of life and yoga are also welcome.
Kundalini, chakras, and nadis are the prime and most essential components of the energy body (pranamaya Kosha). For higher yogic practices, the study of energy anatomy and their effect on physical, mental, and spiritual levels are needed to understand and experience the chakra system, Kundalini, and Nadis. This holistic yoga teacher training course includes many meditation practices on chakra and Kundalini to balance, unblock, re-align, and activate them. These meditation techniques based on sound, breathing, guided instructions, visualization, and mantras that intensify the awareness and awakening of the different chakras and Kundalini.
In the middle of the yoga teacher training course, the students will undergo into three days of silence to intensify the experiential and transformational aspect of the higher yoga. The silent days are for personal growth and self-transformation but they are not mandatory.
Yoga philosophy lays the basic foundation of all yoga practices. It is one of the important subjects and contains the core principles of various practices of holistic yoga teacher training course at Yoga Essence Rishikesh. It helps the students to understand the true essence of yoga and provides a guide map in their journey into the field of yoga. Hence those who are aspiring to become a yoga teacher must understand the roots of yoga practices first that lies in yoga philosophy. It includes:
Asanas are special patterns of postures that stabilize the mind and the body which prepare the participants for the higher practices of yoga. Students will gain extensive experience and knowledge of asana and will increase their strength, flexibility, stability, and discipline. It includes:
Pranayama, or yogic breath regulation practices, have got a very prominent place in Hatha yoga. It purifies the body-mind and prepares a solid foundation for higher yoga practices like Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyan, and Samadhi. These practices bring control over the respiratory impulses which form one of the channels of the flow of autonomic nerve impulses.
Pranayama sessions are conducted very systematically and scientifically to develop a holistic and comprehensive awakening to this potential form of consciousness and upward movement of energy.
The practice of mudra gestures is an ancient facet of yoga. Performing gestures affects the energy flow of the body and channelize that energy for higher consciousness.
Bandhas are specially used in pranayama and advanced asana practices to activate Kundalini, chakras, and to give upward direction to the energy through major nadis, the energy channels.
Yoga says the first manifestation of unmanifest existence is sound, often referred to as space or silence. It is said that sound is the very heartbeat of the universe. Hence it is very easy to experience the silence and space through mantras. Mantras activate many dormant energy centers in the body and brain so that the energy can be used to move into higher yogic practices. Each mantra is special and rich with spiritual energy.
Yoga is the science of union of body, mind, and spirit. Meditation is considered to be the most supreme phenomenon as far as the union with reality is concerned. This meditative awareness, attention, or observation becomes the central thread or core practice of all eight limbs of yoga.
This is the practice involving control of the mental functions which start from the initial withdrawal of the senses from external objects and internalize the awareness to the subtle realm of existence. Meditation is one of key practices and specialization of Yoga Essence Rishikesh.
Yoga Essence Rishikesh teaches numerous meditation and mindfulness practices from different traditions, paths, and schools during holistic yoga teacher training course. The major styles are the following:
The whole science of yoga has been developed to transform the unconscious pattern of life into a conscious pattern and get rid of conditioning and traumas that make life miserable. Yoga Nidra is one of the higher yogic practices that starts with relaxation to release deep-rooted stress, strains of body-mind, brings out a deep sense of rejuvenation, induces healing at physical, mental, and emotional level.
It is a guided meditation practice that allows experiencing meditation and state of expanding consciousness. Yoga Nidra is also one of the specialized practices of Yoga Essence Rishikesh. In this holistic yoga teacher training course, you will experience around 15 hours of yoga Nidra.
Contemporary knowledge and understanding of human organism along with the ancient yogic wisdom help greatly to the students to do the yoga practices on a scientific basis and as per yogic principles. Yoga anatomy classes allow students to gain a basic knowledge about the human body, its most important systems, and their role in yoga. It includes:
Certain skill and good teaching methodology can change the whole teaching in a classroom situation. Teaching methodology for yoga practices is an important subject of yoga teacher training program. Students should have a firm grasp of the principles, practices, and procedures involved in teaching classes.
Upon successful graduation, students will learn the necessary procedures and techniques involved in teaching a class. There is a “stepping stone” process for learning how to teach. It includes:
To build a true foundation of yoga and to get the maximum result from various yoga practices, Yama (the social code of conducts), Niyama (personal code of conducts) are integral parts of learning. They expect the following code of conducts to be maintained by the students during holistic yoga teacher training course at Yoga Essence Rishikesh:
Yoga Essence Rishikesh acknowledge the sensitive nature of the student-teacher relationship and recognize that ethical behavior is the foundation of all good yoga practice and yoga teacher training. They believe that it is the responsibility of the yoga teachers to ensure a safe and protected environment in which a student can grow physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
As teachers of the yoga teacher training programs at Yoga Essence Rishikesh, teachers agree to uphold the highest professional standards as set forth in the following code of ethics.
During the holistic yoga teacher training course, the participants will get the opportunity to visit and meditate nearby a sacred place, on the bank of River Ganga, cave, mountain, and nature to experience the true yogic energy field and vibration of Rishikesh under the instructions and guidance of the teacher.
Swami Dhyan Samarth is an experienced yoga and meditation teacher having many years of practice and teaching experience. He integrates yoga and meditation with a contemporary scientific approach and core insights from various spiritual paths into his teaching. His teaching mainly focuses on the experiential aspect of yoga and transformation of life. Samarth helps his students to get the knack of yoga and encourage them to explore and experience the whole spectrum of yoga along with its implementation into everyday life.
Amritesh is a uniquely inspiring and experienced yoga teacher. His teaching mainly focuses on the connection of body-breath-mind and the subtle effects of yoga on them. He encourages students to be open to all aspects of yoga. His relaxed style of teaching is soothing and uplifting. He takes good care to provide a welcoming and light-hearted environment in his classes where students can feel comfortable in learning along with experiencing the essence of yoga. He is also very passionate to share his experiences and practices of yoga with students.
Yoga Essence is in a quiet, clean and safe resort, located 10 minutes walking to the main touristic area of Rishikesh but still served from local shops, cafés, and organic stores. Rishikesh, the birthplace of yoga, is a popular place to come and meditate, do yoga, and learn about other aspects of rich yogic culture. It’s situated on the banks of the Ganges River, surrounded by hills on three sides.
Rishikesh lures those seeking knowledge and peace with its numerous ashrams, yoga institutes, ancient and new temples, meditation caves, and samadhi places of yogis (temples of a final resting place of yogis after death). It's particularly popular with spiritual seeking foreigners. The evening Ganga Aarti holds a special appeal.
The course includes three yogic and Sattvic meals and tea.
Jolly Grant Airport
Transfer available for additional US$18 per person
Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). From there, you can book a domestic flight to arrive at Dehradun Airport (DED). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.
You can also opt for Volvo service from Delhi, however, traveling by bus could cause inconvenience for the first-time travelers.
Alternatively, upon arrival at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) or Dehradun Airport (DED), you can hire a taxi. Rishikesh is a six-hour drive away from the Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). Known taxi is available on request.
You can take a train to Haridwar from New Delhi Railway Station. From Haridwar, there are many transport facilities available to reach Rishikesh. Transfer from and to this train station is available upon request.
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