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Sacred Yoga Teacher Training India

Yoga Temple India's teacher training course will give you a joyous and healthy way of life at just close to nature in the Himalayas. Once you will join the training, you will get the experience that you haven't got from any other activity in your life. The religious teaching of yoga teacher training can be obtained in India if one wishes to spread the divine knowledge of yoga to the masses. The program focuses on how you can heal yourself physically, mentally and how you can go in self-exploration through yoga asana, meditation, stress management kriyas, and breathing techniques.

Meet the instructors

Manmohan, Girish, & Kalyani
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Highlights

  • Learn yoga in both practice and theory
  • Calming meditation and pranayama practices
  • Ayurveda, 3 elements, mantras, and yogic stress management kriyas
  • Establish knowledge about the origin and history of yoga
  • Develop from a beginner to advanced level practitioner
  • Enjoy nutritious, Ayurvedic meals every day
  • 21 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


21 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 20 participants
Airport transfer available:
Jolly Grant Airport (US$20 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
10:00
Check-out Time:
12:00

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

You will stay at Yoga Temple India yoga studio in Rishikesh, India. This accommodation have non-AC rooms, mineral water, and 24x7 electricity. Its near pharmacy and market, has 24x7 ambulance servce, near police station, and fire station.

Program

During the teacher training, Yoga Temple India aims to focus on your personal growth in combination with building foundation knowledge. Therefore they use practical, theoretical and interactive teaching methodologies in a safe and supportive learning environment. Through one-on-one guidance, you will become a knowledgeable yoga instructor and confident individual. Booking open until first day of the course. You are requested to arrive venue before 10 a.m. of the first day.

Why you should join Yoga Temple India

The yoga instructors at Yoga Temple India are true masters who have been collecting international teaching experiences over the past decades. Besides their Himalayan Yogi lineage, they hold masters of yogic science and PhDs in Ayurveda and Eastern healing therapies. During your teacher training in India, you will not only learn the benefits, contraindications, and variations of the yoga postures but also how to hand-on adjust your students correctly according to their physical conditions.

Yoga Temple India provides small group sizes to ensure an individual and unique learning atmosphere. Yoga Temple India is the best school worldwide that offers Yoga asanas, meditation, stress management Kriyas and breathing techniques their course module. This releases accumulated energy blockages from your body and hence removes related tensions, fears and past trauma from your mind.

Through this course, you will experience long-lasting and life-changing benefits. Through the removal of energy blockages, you will feel much more joyful. With your new knowledge and positivity, you will inspire many people around you and become a confident yoga teacher and individual. In all yoga teacher training courses, Yoga Temple India is teaching how to release joint pain, back pain, special method to release, neck pain, normal pain, water therapy, mud therapy, fasting therapy how to detoxify, natural way to clean body, Reiki 1st, or 2nd level teaching.

What makes this program one of a kind

Direct teachings from sincere experienced teach Yoga Temple India to focus 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.

A 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.

Stress Management Kriya

There will be four days of intense stress management kriya which will help you in dealing with stress with a new perspective. The process is based on yogic kriya and other yogic practices. It will change your viewpoint of dealing with daily stressors.

An inspiring and welcoming community

Every teacher and staff member of Yoga Temple India is passionate and committed to providing the best possible experience for you. Yoga Temple India 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. The mornings start with yogic cleansing techniques, followed by yoga asanas and pranayama and perhaps some sessions or lectures in philosophy or anatomy.

Chanting and naturopathy are also part of the program. Throughout the yoga teacher training course, you are offered three yogic meals, filtered water, and tea. There will be 200 hours 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.

  • 1. Guru Vandana (prayer to guru)
  • 2. Pratah Smarana (morning prayer)
  • 3. Ratri Smarana (evening prayer)
  • 4. Anna purna stotra (meal time prayer)
  • 5. Swadhyaya Prarthana (study prayer)
  • 6. 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.

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.

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.

Sample 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

Instructors

Manmohan Singh

Girish Sompura

Kalyani Sandugu

Retreat location

If you're aiming to ace it, consider an Indian yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, a striking city in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand that has the tallest mountain range in its backdrop - the Himalayas - and through which flows the holy Ganges river. Anyone with any knowledge of yoga on a global scale knows that Rishikesh is well known as an incredible place to practice and study yoga, as well as meditation. It’s an inspiring and breathtaking location.

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 Yoga Temple India 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
  • Yogic
  • Other dietary requirements on request
  • Ayurvedic
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)

According to availability weekend excursions, it can be whitewater rafting, trekking, waterfalls, local sightseeing or your free day or after your course. On the weekend you also can visit devotional places nearby. Here is a list of top 10 places to visit in Rishikesh:

  • Laxman Jhula (famous for pilgrimage, bridges, and rivers)
  • Neelkanth Mahadev Temple (famous for pilgrimage)
  • The Beatles ashram (famous for history, spirituality, and ruins)
  • Swarg Ashram (famous for yoga, spirituality, and meditation)
  • Parmarth Niketan (famous for spirituality, yoga, Ayurveda, and ancient Indian sciences)
  • Rajaji National Park (famous for wildlife and adventure)
  • Kaudiyala (famous for adventure sports, nature, and ganga)
  • Shivpuri (famous for adventure sports, adventure, and rivers)
  • Jumpin heights (famous for adventure sports)
  • Narendra Nagar (famous for spa, nature, and viewpoints)

The course fee doesn't include these places visit. You can go to these places on your own pocket money.

Spa treatments

Spa treatment available nearby Yoga Temple India school. Yoga Temple India manager will guide you on how to get treatments.

What's included

  • A comprehensive advanced training program
  • Covering all major aspects of yoga in both practice and theory
  • Study of Ayurveda, 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
  • Introduction to yogic philosophy
  • Teas and filtered water
  • Yoga manuals
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • According to availability weekend excursions, it can be whitewater rafting, trekking, waterfalls, local sightseeing or your free day.
  • All daily meals, that are well balanced for the yogic lifestyle and made from local, nutritious, and seasonal foods
  • 21 nights simple accommodation

What's not included

  • Flight ticket
  • Visa cost
  • Transport from and to the airport
  • Alcohol drinks
  • Local transport
  • Tour guide
  • Health insurance
  • Your daily needs
  • Spa service (you will find it nearby)
  • Laundry service (you will find it nearby)
  • Massage (you will find it nearby)
  • Mosquito net

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) or Jolly Grant Airport (DED). If you're arriving at Jolly Grant Airport (DED), airport transfer is available on request. For more information on airport transfers, please send an inquiry to Yoga Temple India.

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 Jolly Grant Airport (DED) just 15 kilometers from the city center.

Arrival by Bus

Take bus form Kashmirigate ISBT to Rishikesh. Use REDBUS mobile app to book a seat after you reach Delhi. You can find us on Google Map (Yoga Temple India) to locate the direction of the studio.

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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