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Intensive Yoga Teacher Training India

This 200-hour teacher training is created for individuals with aspirations of becoming yoga teachers but is appropriate for any individual wishing to further expand their yoga practice. Come join this month-long program devoted to traditional authentic teachings, deeper understanding of yoga, and self-healing through yoga. Join hundreds of students from all over the globe who have experienced Yoga Temple India's unique and engaging approach to teaching yoga. Whether you are a beginner or advanced in your practice, all yoga practitioners are welcome and encouraged to join this teacher training.

Meet the instructors

Girish & Kalyani
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Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Classes suitable for all levels
  • Meditation and pranayama practices
  • Course material provided by the school itself
  • Weekend excursions and extra activities
  • Teaching kit and course-based books
  • 21 nights accommodation
  • All healthy daily meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


22 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Hindi
Group size: Maximum of 50 participants
Airport transfer available:
Jolly Grant Airport (US$20 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
06:00
Check-out Time:
13:00

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

This teacher training takes place in Dhyan Mandir ashram. It is located a couple of kilometers from Rishikesh away from all noise and traffic and close to the holy Ganga river. Dhyan Mandir is a beautiful ashram with two yoga halls (one is a white Dom) in a big garden with flowers and many trees.

There is free Wi-Fi access, a hot shower, and a filtered drinking water system. There are private rooms and shared rooms, some of them have AC. The rooms are big and have Western toilets and wardrobe. Bedsheets, blankets, and pillows are also provided for you.

Program

The Association of Yoga and Meditation is providing a 200-hour yoga teacher training with the aim of teaching ancient traditional yoga to students. During the course, you will strongly focus on the alignment of body and skills together with explanations about the asanas in detail. The course combines Hatha, Ashtanga, and Nidra yoga which is a great combination to deepen your knowledge and it is considered to be the best to immerse yoga in yourself.

Yoga Temple India’s 200-hour multi-style yoga teacher training is a professional and comprehensive program which is designed by accomplished yoga masters after a lot of self-study on the subjects of yoga in order to provide the best teachings to their students.

The 200-hour yoga teacher training course at Yoga Temple India (YTI) offers a detailed study on asanas (postures), meditation, pranayama, yoga philosophy, yoga anatomy and physiology, alignment-adjustment, teaching methodology, also the fundamentals of Ayurveda and its importance.

All yoga classes are taught by well- educated accomplished yogis (masters) that left no space for doubts on the teachings when students step forward to teach others. Once the course syllabus is completed students are also given an opportunity to teach their classmates in the presence of a teacher that brings clarity and self-confidence in their teaching.

This 200-Hour Multi-Style Yoga Teacher Training Course is suitable for all levels whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or for personal development and skills, or yoga as a profession. So you are in the right place, come and join YTI family to learn how to transform millions of lives.

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 Yoga Temple India has 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. Whether you are a yoga expert trying to develop your own practice, a teacher searching for motivation, or totally new to yoga, Yoga Temple India's teacher training course gives a balanced yoga practice, setting one up to be a rousing teacher and sure yogi.

Course highlight

  • 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

Direct teachings from sincere, experienced teachers

Yoga Temple India focuses on providing you with small, intimate class settings for individualized and personalized attention from their beloved teachers. The teachers are not only rich in knowledge, but they are also teaching from their own experience in yoga, meditation, and often strong sadhana. Your classes are located in the same building as your accommodations, so teachers are easily accessible to you throughout the day.

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 people 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

Deeper understanding of asanas

Besides teaching yoga asanas you will also learn the effect of some asanas on mind patterns. This will enable you to change habits and certain mind patterns and help other people in your teachings.

Emotional detoxification program

The emotional detoxification program is a way to detoxify the body and the effects of negative emotions. It is a part of the training that is very effective and much loved and appreciated by our students.

An inspiring and welcoming community

Every teacher and staff member of Yoga Temple India (YTI) is passionate and committed to providing the best possible experience for you. YTI is a spiritual hub for knowledge seekers to grow and nourish their souls. It is a community built on love, enthusiasm, and a profound belief in the transformative powers of yoga.

Course outline

In the teacher training course, you will be provided with yoga conceptual knowledge in such a manner that you can adapt and practice it in your day-to-day life without disturbing your regular schedule.

Throughout the yoga teacher training course you are offered three yogic meals, filtered water, and tea. There will be 24 days with instruction, and the last day will be the yoga certification ceremony.

Recitation of sacred sound (mantra chanting)

The purpose of mantra chanting in yoga is to generate vibrations and connect with the universe. Each mantra has it’s unique vibration.

  • Guru Vandana (prayer to guru)
  • Pratah Smarana (morning prayer)
  • Ratri Smarana (evening prayer)
  • Anna purna stotra (mealtime prayer)
  • Swadhyaya Prarthana (study prayer)
  • Some other prayer: maha-mrtyunjaya mantra and Gayatri mantra

Yoga postures (asana)

Students will gain extensive knowledge of yoga postures and will increase their physical strength, inner strength and naturally their flexibility. Some asanas are connected to certain mind patterns and throughout the training, this body/mind connection will get more clear in many ways. There will be assistance with the asanas and enough space for alignment. The focus is on hatha yoga and there will be some ashtanga yoga classes as well.

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.

Sufi meditation

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

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 tranquillity. 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.

Naturopathy

You will learn about the five elements and how to use them to detoxify body and mind. Mud, water, and air (breathing) therapy will be practiced and there are teachings about how to increase fire and ether elements in life.

Emotional detoxification program

Emotional detoxification techniques are a combination of removing knots in the body through pressing points, breathing techniques, release through sound and laughter and meditation. It is a three-day program and very effective to release the effect of emotions and other toxins in the body.

Students will learn the theory of this and practice on each other. You will learn how to see in the body if and where there is imbalance and what kind of imbalance, for example in the feet and in the shoulders. And what can be done with certain techniques like pressure points and breathing to bring balance in the body again. Students will also learn about the relationship between emotional accumulation in the body and thought pattern.

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 YTI, students will learn how to create a positive and peaceful class environment for an enjoyable and transformative experience. You will learn:

  • How to structure a yoga asana class
  • How to use the breath while teaching
  • Yoga asana compared to physical exercises
  • Verbal Cues
  • Functional modifications and safety
  • Guidelines for each asana (as per manual)
  • Assisting inversions
  • Assessments are based on
  • Written-test
  • Oral test
  • Attendance
  • Performance
  • Behavior

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

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 - 11:30 Breakfast
  • 11:30 - 13:00 Yoga philosophy or anatomy class
  • 13:00 - 15:00 Lunch and rest
  • 15:00 - 16:00 Yoga alignment
  • 16:00 - 16:30 Tea break
  • 16:30 - 18:00 Evening asana practice
  • 18:30 - 19:30 Meditation / Yoga Nidra / self-study
  • 20:00 - 21:00 Dinner

Included excursions

There will be two excursions to nearby temples in Rishikesh and Haridwar.

Instructors

Girish Sompura

Kalyani Sandugu

Retreat location

This teaching training retreat will take place in Rishikesh, India. Rishikesh is a city in India that is popular among tourists visiting India. It is a city well-known for learning yoga as well as for tourists due to the flow of Holy River Ganga, which gives the place a touch of spirituality. YTI is free from any crime, safe for solo travelers, and is considered as a clean place for living.

YTI is located at Rishikesh, which is a perfect place to learn and practice yoga as it is surrounded by the Himalayas on all sides, full of lush green trees. The Holy River Ganga flows through just two kilometers away, providing a calm and peaceful effect on one’s mind, body, and soul. The cool breeze that flows all around in the early morning and in the evening makes life at the ashram so soothing and comfortable.

Distances

  • Holy River Ganga, 2 kilometers
  • Dehradun Airport (DED), 20 kilometers
  • Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), 250 kilometers

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, YTI 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
  • Tea

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Yogic
  • Other dietary requirements on request
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, rivers, beaches, and waterfalls. Yoga Temple India can also book a spa for you for an additional price.

What's included

  • Yoga practices
  • Certificate of completion
  • 1 yoga mat
  • 2 books
  • 1 notebook and a pen
  • 1 neti pot and 1 basti pot
  • 3 daily delicious homemade vegetarian meals
  • 21 nights accommodation

What's not included

  • Extra activities
  • Travel expenses

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Jolly Grant Airport (DED) or Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). Yoga Temple India provides pick up service at the fee of 20 USD

Arrival by bus

Being a popular tourist destination, Rishikesh has a good network of buses connecting it with important places such as Haridwar, Dehradun, and New Delhi. Buses depart in the morning and late evening from the Kashmere Gate ISBT, New Delhi for Rishikesh every day. You can choose from a regular, deluxe, or a luxurious coach.

Arrival by train

The nearest rail heading to Rishikesh is in Haridwar which is approximately 25 kilometers away. Haridwar, in turn, is linked to major Indian cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Lucknow, and Varanasi. Some of the popular trains are Shatabadi Express, Jan Shatabdi, AC Special Express, and Mussoorie Express.

For those making the journey to Rishikesh, it is advisable to take the train till Haridwar and then either take a bus or hire a taxi to Rishikesh. While the bus would take about 45 minutes, the taxi will take you to Rishikesh in about half an hour.

Arrival by taxi

Taking a taxi up to Rishikesh is worth considering, as it is connected to other cities via the National Highway 58, which is in good condition for most of the year. The drive from Delhi to Rishikesh would take approximately six to seven hours. The approximate fare from New Delhi is 80 USD and from Dehradun is 20 USD.

Airport: Jolly Grant Airport Airport transfer available: Jolly Grant Airport (US$20 per person) Additional charges may apply. 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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