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Insightful Yoga Teacher Training India

Welcome for a 200-hour life-changing yoga teacher training course in Rishikesh at Yoga Temple India on the foothills of Sacred Himalaya and Divine Ganga. This yoga teacher training program’s schedule is designed in a very balanced way that it keeps the student in contemplation of the subject throughout the day and also allows them to have personal time. The schedule is the best integration of theory and practice of yoga. It also allows the student to stay energetic for all the classes. Join Yoga Temple India and develop your practice with yoga and meditation, let yourself clear blockages, find inspiration, clarity, and love while working through personal boundaries.

Meet the instructors

Girish & Kalyani
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Highlights

  • Daily yoga class
  • 200-hour teacher training
  • Pranayama and morning asana practice
  • Certificate of completion after finishing the course
  • Yoga philosophy or anatomy class
  • Fun weekend excursion activities
  • 21 nights accommodation
  • Daily delicious meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


21 days with instruction
Group size: 5-20 participants
Airport transfer included: Jolly Grant Airport
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
06:30
Check-out Time:
21:00

Facilities

  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Meditation garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke-free property
  • Special menu request
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio
  • ATM / banking
  • Currency exchange
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laptop rental
  • Medical assistance
  • Meeting room
  • Newspapers
  • Parking lot
  • Outdoor shower

During this training, you will be staying at Yoga Temple India in a shared double room or private room. Simple accommodation is free including this course fee. If you want any luxury accommodation, please contact the teacher in your class, which may some additional costs for your stay. The course fee mentioned is for training purposes. The course fee once paid will not refund in any circumstances. Yoga Temple India only focuses on teaching and complete course in a good manner.

Facilities

  • Non-air-conditioned accommodation
  • Air-conditioned room available in additional cost
  • Simple living
  • Wi-Fi in the classroom area
  • Drinking water any time
  • Laundry service not available
  • Vegetarian food
  • Alcohol prohibited

Program

200-hour holistic yoga teacher training course is an opportunity to:

  • Transform your body-breath-mind-emotion and your life
  • Enhance your yoga practice and teaching skills to the next level
  • Experience true essence of yoga and inner journey
  • Experience the yogic energy field of Rishikesh, India
  • Become Yoga Alliance accredited yoga teacher

Who can join this life-changing and holistic yoga training course?

This 200-hour holistic 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 wish to get internationally recognized RYT-200 yoga teaching qualification
  • 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

Course highlights

  • Comprehensive advance training program
  • Covering all major aspects of yoga in both practice and theory
  • Study of 3 elements, asana, meditation, pranayama, mantras, and yogic stress management Kriyas
  • Creative sequencing for different styles of classes with a deeper understanding
  • Learn about the anatomy of the body in relation to movement
  • Learn about the history and philosophy of yoga
  • Individual training and counseling sessions available if needed

With a loving gesture to the 200-hour teacher training students for their peaceful conclusion of the intensive inner journey, Yoga Temple India allows staying extra two nights after the finishing of the course without any charge towards accommodation and food. It is a gift from Yoga Temple India to their loving students.

Yoga is the union of body, mind, and spirit

This certificate yoga course is well suitable for beginners as well as advanced practitioners covering all the aspects of yoga including benefits, alignments, adjustments, modifications, and counter-indications of poses (asanas). Pranayama, meditation, yogic philosophy and anatomy, and physiology of the body and mind are also studied in a systematic way. Students can strengthen their own yoga practice through self-discipline and awareness and build experience and confidence to teach others the path of harmony through a yogic life.

200-hour yoga teacher training in India - Focus and objective

The 200-hour yoga teacher training familiarizes you with all aspects of yoga, its history, and contemporary impact. You will observe your body, mind, and breath throughout the course and feel the healing properties of yoga asana, pranayama, and meditation. By living the yogic principles and following the yogic diet, you will purify your body and calm the restless mind. A great focus is put on the correct alignment, teaching practice and scientific explanations of postures, benefits, and cautions.

Course features:

  • Yoga Alliance certified and approved
  • Located in the World Capital of Yoga, Rishikesh, India
  • Specially designed for all levels: beginner and intermediate
  • Taught by experienced PhDs and Masters of Yoga with Yoga Alliance Lead Title
  • Traditional yoga with contemporary teaching methodology
  • Very good residential facilities equipped with private and shared accommodation
  • Supportive and caring team and ashram environment
  • Access to Indian spirituality, culture, and traditions
  • Unique extra modules such as the emotional blockage treatment
  • Introduction to Ayurveda and personal pulse diagnose/consultations

Yoga teacher training syllabus

  • Practice of Hatha asana (correct alignment, variations, modifications to hands-on adjust your students)
  • Ashtanga asana (primary sequence)
  • Sequencing and improvisation
  • Class design through using props, voice, and terminology
  • Sanskrit names of postures, meaning, and translations
  • Yoga anatomy in relation to human physiology and postures
  • Yogic science, health benefits, and contra-indications
  • Spirituality, tradition, and rituals
  • Mudras and Bandhas
  • Ayurveda and emotional blockage treatment
  • Yoga philosophy, history, and application
  • Ethics and principles of a yoga teacher
  • Karma yoga and the importance of yoga today

The entire team cordially invites you to start your unforgettable journey with them and take the foundational step towards self-discovery, healing, and profound transformation.

Detailed course curriculum

Traditional Hatha yoga - Hatha yoga is the foundation of all yoga types that everyone knows today. It allows the practitioner to progress surely, steadily and safely. Hatha yoga improves concentration, flexibility, and focus. With the attention to alignment, it makes it suitable for all levels from beginner to advanced. During the 200-hour yoga teacher training, the Hatha asana practice provides you with a detailed and strong base, with which you can teach multiple yoga styles later on. The yoga teacher training content will cover all the main Hatha yoga asanas (poses) with modifications, variations, and adjustments through props. Learn how to use specific asanas to cure and prevent certain disease or circumstances.

Ashtanga Vinyasa

Ashtanga Vinyasa has become a very popular yoga style. As a fast and dynamic form of yoga, Ashtanga increases blood circulation, reduces body fat, and fastens the metabolism. During your 200-hour yoga teacher training, you will cover the Ashtanga Vinyasa series. This includes variations of the sun salutations A, B and C, standing and sitting postures, inversions, spinal twists, jumps, counter-poses, and arms balancing.

Emotional Blockage® Treatment

Yoga Temple India is the only yoga school in India and worldwide that offers Emotional Blockage® Treatment as an optional part of their yoga teacher training programs. The Emotional Blockage® Treatment releases accumulated energy and oppressed emotions. Free your mind from past trauma, pain, and fluctuations. During the 200-hour yoga teacher training, you will learn how to receive the treatment, remove your own blockages, and give this treatment to others. Besides the practice, you will learn about emotions in general, the 50 body points and which emotions are stored in which part of the body.

Pranayama (breathing exercise)

Pranayama is an ancient yogic breathing technique that is used as preparation for meditation and is a vital aspect of practicing yoga. It improves the respiratory system and purifies the body and mind.

Meditation

This is an intense meditation that is working on the physical, mental, and energetic level.

Mudra (gestures)

The practice of mudra is an ancient facet of yoga. Performing gestures affects the energy flow of the body and can change a person's spiritual and mental characteristics. This will cover Jnana mudra, Chin mudra, Yoni Mudra, Bhairava mudra, Shambhavi mudra, Nasikagra, Khechari, and Kaki.

Meditation (Dhyana)

Meditation is a systematic practice that promotes physical, mental, and emotional tranquility. It increases the vital energy in the body and gives you more aliveness, good blood circulation, and a relaxed nervous system. This will cover breathing awareness meditation, AUM (Om) or Mantra meditation, trataka, Kirtan, tips for developing concentration, and silence practice.

Yoga Nidra (psychic sleep)

When a yoga practitioner moves through the various internal states of Yoga Nidra, a profound experience of relaxation occurs. This is called "turiya," a sensation of pure bliss. This will cover basic relaxation, tension relaxation, and full-body relaxation.

Yoga cleansing (Shatkarma)

Yogic cleansing exercises are important to learn how to incorporate your breath and meditate properly during physical aspects of yoga. It also removes the blockages in the energy channels. This will include rubber-neti (cleansing nostrils with a rubber cathedral), rubber-neti complete with jalaneti and kapalbhati, trataka (concentration practice), and kapalbhati, or cleansing the lungs.

Stress management Kriya

Its a process on ancient yogic practices to deal with stress through breathing techniques, release through sound and laughter and meditation. It is a four-day program and very effective to release the effect of Stress and other side effects in the body.

Anatomy and physiology (Sharir vijnan)

A proper understanding of the physical body will help to prevent injury before, during, and after practice. This will comprise brief overview, digestive system, respiratory system, circulatory system, nervous system, endocrine system organs, bodily systems, nadis, chakras, guidelines in studying asana anatomy, muscular system, skeletal system, muscle functions according to joint movements, and anatomy of breathing inversions and savasana.

Yoga philosophy (Yoga darshana)

Yoga philosophy is the foundation of our yoga practice and is the key to earn yogic strength. Through the path of yogic philosophy, you will establish a solid, well-rounded yoga practice.

Teaching practice (Adhyapanam)

Students will take turns practicing their teaching skills by performing in front of their peers and teachers. There will be demonstration, alignment, and instructions.

Teaching methodology

A yoga teacher should efficiently perform the practical applications of class planning and preparation. At Yoga Temple India, students will learn how to create a positive and peaceful class environment for an enjoyable and transformative experience. You will learn:

  • 1. How to structure a yoga asana class
  • 2. How to use the breath while teaching
  • 3. Yoga asana compared to physical exercises
  • 4. Verbal cues
  • 5. Functional modifications and safety
  • 6. Guidelines for each asana (as per manual)
  • 7. Assisting inversions

Other points

  • Art of teaching: teacher’s qualities, intentions and attitude, teaching styles, observation, instructions, feedback, sequencing, class management and routine, principles of demonstration - theory and practice
  • Anatomy of alignment - theory and practice
  • Detailed workshop on adjustment techniques - theory and practice
  • marketing strategies, business, and ethics
  • Practical workshops
  • Conscious interactions

Assessments are based on:

  • 1. Written test
  • 2. Oral test
  • 3. Attendance
  • 4. Performance
  • 5. Behavior

Anatomy and philosophy

  • Introduction to advanced body system, their meaning, and functions
  • General movements, physical restrictions, and body terminology
  • Practical application of anatomy in posture
  • The way you move, key muscles of yoga, analysis of how the muscles work during asanas (theory and practice)
  • The systems of the body
  • Yoga and health (yoga and the physical body, diet, and nutrition)
  • Written assignment on muscles in the context of yoga practice and practical tests
  • Yoga philosophy and history
  • Energy body (channels and chakras)
  • Karma and reincarnation
  • Vedas, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita
  • Values, meaning, and ethics for Yoga Teachers
  • Obstacles on the path of yoga, physical and mental disturbances
  • 5 elements

Practicum

  • Teaching under the teacher’s supervision
  • In pairs, small and big groups
  • Open free class for people under a teacher’s supervision
  • Practical exam of teaching
  • Feedback

Eligibility criteria

  • Any individual with an interest for learning antiquated conventional yoga and its connected science, with the capacity to take after the guidelines and addresses in English
  • The candidate’s age should be between 18 to 60 years of age at the season of confirmation
  • The candidate ought to be in decent wellbeing since we have an exceptionally bustling calendar with no less than 7 to 9 hours day by day
  • No past experience of yoga instructing is needed

This course is for any individual who craves a hosted comprehension of the reach of yoga. This incorporates yoga figuring out how to show yoga, as well as consolidating the rationality of yoga into one’s way of life. Despite, whether you are a yoga expert trying to develop your own practice, a teacher searching for motivation, or totally new to yoga, this teacher training course gives a balanced yoga meet, setting one up to be a rousing teacher and sure yogi.

Sample daily schedule

  • 06:30 - 07:30 Shatkarma and kriyas
  • 07:30 - 09:30 Pranayama and morning asana practice
  • 09:30 - 10:30 Naturopathy treatment
  • 10:30 Breakfast
  • 11:30 - 13:00 Yoga philosophy or anatomy class
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch and rest
  • 15:00 - 16:00 Yoga alignment
  • 16:00 - 18:00 Tea break
  • 18:00 Evening asana practice
  • 18:30 - 19:30 Meditation/Yoga Nidra/Self-study
  • 20:00 - 21:00 Dinner

Included excursions

On holiday, you will have fun, explore India, and enjoy group or individual recreation

Group events on Sunday include:

  • Rafting and trekking to local temples
  • Ram Jula, Parmath Ganga Arti
  • Kunjapuri sunrise temple darshan
  • Rishikesh tour - Beatles ashram, Trivani Ghat Ganga Arti
  • Vashistha’s cave (Gufa)

Instructors

Girish Sompura

Kalyani Sandugu

Retreat location

Located in the heart of Rishikesh, Yoga Temple India provides the best teaching facility by experienced teachers.

Why Rishikesh is considered the yoga capital of the world?

Known as the world capital of yoga, Rishikesh is the main destination when it comes to learning and practicing yoga. The Beatles put the spotlight on Rishikesh when they visited this small Indian city back in 1968. But the truth is that saints, yogis, and practitioners have come here for ages to deepen their yoga, become instructors, or even attain enlightenment. And what’s the reason behind its yogic and spiritual significance? To begin with, it is believed to be the birthplace of yoga, but here are more facts that have put it above all other places on earth!

  • Rishikesh is a community of reputed yoga gurus and spiritual leaders
  • Rishikesh is one of the holiest places for Hindus. That’s why sages and saints who master the yogic arts have been visiting the city for thousands of years
  • Reputed yoga gurus and spiritual leaders like Guru Vashishtha, Adiguru Nilkantha, Swami Shivanand, Swami Dayanad Saraswati, Jatawale Baba, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Swami Sukhdevanand, and Swami Aatm Prakash have chosen Rishikesh for their spiritual practices
  • For that reason, you can find more courses for yoga teacher training in Rishikesh than anywhere in the world. You simply learn from the best

Unique features

General

  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Meditation garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke-free property
  • Special menu request
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio

Services

  • ATM / banking
  • Currency exchange
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laptop rental
  • Medical assistance
  • Meeting room
  • Newspapers
  • Parking lot

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

During this course, you will be served three daily vegetarian yogic meals. A healthy and happy life depends on a healthy routine and a balanced diet. The food is carefully supervised and is prepared in a very natural and yogic manner while promoting the use of seasonal vegetables and fruits and avoiding all the artificially prepared edibles. The cooks will prepare the food with utmost devotion and love and nourish all the layers of your personality.

Often, the vegetarian food is vegan as well, and if not, there will always be choices of vegan dishes available for the vegan students. Also, in case of food allergies like dairy or gluten allergy, Yoga Temple India can provide enough options to serve foods according to your needs.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Detox juices

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
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)

During your free time, you can visit temples, go shopping, experience river rafting at Ganga or explore the natural treasures at the nearby area including caves, river beaches, and waterfalls.

Spa treatments

Spa service is available in Temple Premises. The charges for the spa are per market rates in Rishikesh, India.

What's included

  • 21 nights accommodation
  • 200-hour teacher training
  • All daily meals
  • Certificate of completion
  • Yoga materials (yoga mat, neti pot, rubber net, notebook, textbook, t-shirt)
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • According to availability on weekend excursions, it can be whitewater rafting, trekking, waterfalls, local sightseeing or your free day

What's not included

  • Airport pickup
  • Alcohol drinks
  • Local transport
  • Tour guide

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Jolly Grant Airport (DED). Transfer from the airport is included in the price.

Arrival by train

Rishikesh railway station is the major railway station in the city. The railway station was created in 1939, during the British era. A new railway line, connecting Rishikesh with Karnaprayag is under construction. The city is well connected with all major north Indian cities like Delhi, Gurgaon and Noida via bus. Rishikesh has air connectivity with Dehradun Airport at just 15 kilometers from the city center.

Airport: Jolly Grant Airport Airport transfer included: Jolly Grant Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 15% 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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