200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification in Rishikesh, India

With the aim of spreading the wisdom of Yoga and Spirituality for a divine cause, Rishikesh Yogis offers 200 Hour Yoga Training Certification to all the practicing yogis and yoga teaching aspirants in the globe. The program aims to foster a strong foundation with in-depth learning and practice that shall transform the aspiring yogis into full-fledged yoga instructors.
Upcoming Date: Kundalini Yoga-14th February to 11th March (2018): Best Discounted Price $1200 Shared Accommodation with 3 meals for the whole course ( Scholarships Available)

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in India

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Syllabus

An Overview

The syllabus we have crafted for 200 Hour TTC in Rishikesh, India is immersive and intensive for aspirants who want to delve deeper into the philosophy and practices of yoga. This course not only helps you understand the subject of yoga intellectually, but we intend to incorporate the principles of yogic philosophy in class teaching which eventually helps both teacher and students to evolve at physical, mental and spiritual levels.

the nuances of class teachings based on yogic principles and discussions on philosophical topics help streamline the approach and, experiences of yogic practices

Dedicated Hours Of Teaching On Practical Techniques

The first and the foremost areas of study are Techniques, Training and Practice of yogic discipline. This entire paper of practical teaching is further segmented into components of Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga and Meditation. Being an aspirant of yoga, we believe that you, as a practitioner need to delve deeper into the practical teaching of yoga.

Therefore, there are two sessions dedicated in our course for Asana (Hatha Yoga pose) and Pranayama (Breathing Technique) practices and, one session on meditation every day. In the morning session of Hatha Yoga, the focus of teaching will be on techniques of Traditional Hatha Yoga, Pranayama, Mudra (Yogic psycho-physical gestures), Bandha (psycho-energetic locks) and Shatkriyas (Cleansing techniques of Hatha Yoga) whereas, evening practical sessions will comprise of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and Meditation classes.

Intensive Meditation Sessions

In our yoga program, Meditation forms an integral and most important stage of yogic journey. Meditation in most of the yoga retreats or yoga classes is ignored. The main focus of teachers is to teach ‘yogasana’. But, without incorporating meditation in one’s Sadhana, the journey of yoga is incomplete.

The entire focus of classical teaching of Patanjali is to reach the state of consciousness, free from fluctuations and dissipations as it is mentioned in the second verse of Patanjali Yoga Sutra which also outlines the intended goal of yoga:
yogashchittavrittinirodhah ||2||
Yoga is the cessation of all fluctuations (Vritti) of consciousness.

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At Rishikesh yogis, we teach a very diverse range of meditation techniques sourced from authentic systems and branches of yoga philosophy. All these techniques of meditation, such as Yoga Nidra, AntarMouna, Ajapa Japa, Hridyakasha Dharana etc., are Pratyahara and Dharana techniques; which systematically help to discipline and harmonize our mental and emotional energies. Apart from these meditations, there is equal focus on harnessing physical as well as ‘pranic’ energies through intense sessions of Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga sessions. Every day, there will be three and half hours of sessions dedicated to these two streams of physical-energetic disciplines.

This 200 hour course is one of the most balanced and intensive Yoga Training Program available in Rishikesh, India which helps one not only to become a complete yoga teacher professionally, but also a refined and evolved being on personal and spiritual levels.

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Becoming a Teacher

The second paper of syllabus is Teaching Methodology. This includes topics, such as Elements of Effective Class Presentation, Effective Class Management and Business Aspects of Teaching Yoga. We believe that after becoming a teacher, you own a lot of responsibilities, not simply as an instructor in a class but also becoming an inspiration, a role model and an accomplished technician of yogic teaching.

Learning a set of asanas and meditation sessions do not make one an effective teacher. We strive to share with our practitioners not only the nuances of class teachings, but also about the discipline and ethics of a Yoga teacher. Apart from teaching the technical aspects of class teaching, we encourage very interactive and vibrant discussions on various aspects of yogic life style and ethics of yoga teacher. In most practical sense, if we want to know ourselves we should start with our physical body. The discipline of somatic psychology says that our body is the log of our habits, traumas, complexes and psychic predispositions.

Knowing the Body

Journey of yoga is all about knowing oneself.

The third aspect of syllabus entails knowledge of human body and movements in light of yogic practices. Under this topic of Anatomy and Physiology we will not only understand the structure and functions of the human systems and organs, but will also study their interactions and involvement in yogic practices.

A major part of this discussion will also incorporate the concept of Yoga Anatomy and Physiology, which will focus on the subtle concept of Nadis, Chakras and Pranic Physiology.

Knowing the Founding Principles Of Yoga Philosophy

Under this category of our syllabus, there will be in-depth discussion on the foundations of yogic philosophy which will entail the study of classical texts such as Patanjali Yoga Sutras. There are chapters dedicated on the tradition of Hatha Yoga, Kundalini Yoga with reference to the system of Tantra Philosophy. There will be dedicated lessons on untouched but very important areas of Samkhya Philosophy which forms the metaphysical background of Patanjali Yoga sutra.

Translating Knowledge into Action

The final segment of the syllabus is ‘Practicum’, which involves process of harnessing the skills through practical sessions. These sessions will be in group settings aiming at refining the teaching skills of practitioners in real and live yoga classes. These classes will be conducted under the supervision of the lead teacher and, upon completion of each session -- feedbacks, suggestions and appropriate guidance will be provided to enhance one’s teaching quality in class.

Component-1 (Foundation)

Paper I: Techniques, Training and Practice

Paper-1 (Technique, Training and Practice) lays a strong foundation of traditional Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga and Meditation techniques sourced from authentic and time proven systems of Yoga traditions.

Purpose of these classes in component-1 is to equip the practitioners with understanding and knowledge of the fundamental techniques of Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha and Hatha Yoga Cleansing Techniques used in Traditional Hatha Yoga System.

Classes will incorporate practical demonstrations, understanding of correct positions, as well as practices of postures. Practices taught will focus on opening the joints and deepening the experiences of the asanas (postures) with breath consciousness and understanding of correct body-alignment. Purpose of these practical classes is to awaken natural body intuition and awareness in the practitioners.

Training Modules:

  • Practical (Hatha Yoga)
  • Asana - Pawanmuktasana Series 1, 2, 3 (Preliminary Hatha yoga movements), Standing and Balancing Asana Series, Backward Bending Series, Forward Bending Series, Vajrasana Series, Meditation Asana Series, Introduction to Sun Salutation, Astanga-Vinnyasa flow

Practical: Pranayama - In Pranayama section, objective is to introduce the concept of breath work in Hatha Yoga System, different patterns of breathing in postures to enhance and deepen the effects of the postures and awareness in the practice. Component-1 incorporates techniques of Pre-Pranayama techniques from Asana and, various Mudras to enhance the awareness, as well as proficiency of the practitioners to breathe correctly.

Techniques Taught::

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  • Pranayama : Pre-Pranayama asanas and breathing techniques, three stages of breathing, Full yogic breathing, Nadi Shodhana pranayama, Bhramari, Kapalbhati, Ujjayi
  • Mudra: Hand Mudras, Head Mudra, Prana Mudra with Full Yogic Breath (Awareness on physical level)
  • Bandha: Jalandhara Bandha
  • Shatkriya: Jal Netiand VamanDhauti (Kunjal Kriya)
  • Practical: Meditation

    Through discussions and guided instruction, founding principles of meditation will be shared. In this component focus areas will be on sitting alignment, maintaining a correct meditation posture and systematic techniques of relaxation, such as Yoga Nidra and Ajapa Japa. Learning objective is to provide knowledge and understanding of appropriate tools to enhance awareness in meditation practices.

    Techniques Taught:

    • Kaya-Sthairyam (Technique on Body-Awareness and Mental steadiness)
    • AntarMouna (A technique on Mindfulness of Thoughts): Stages: 1, 2
    • Ajapa Japa: (Awareness of spontaneous repetition of mantra): Stages: 1, 2
    • Yoga Nidra (A technique of guided yogic relaxation): Stage: Beginner
    • Paper-2: Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers

      Paper-2 in component-1 introduces one to founding principles of Yoga Philosophy, its branches, various approaches and affiliated metaphysical background. There is in-depth discussion on systems of Indian Philosophical Traditions and Fundamentals of Samkhya Yoga Philosophy with reference to Classical System of Patanjali Raja Yoga.

      Topics Taught:

      • Philosophical foundation of Yoga
      • Fundamentals of yogic philosophy in reference to Samkhya and classical system of Patanjali yoga. Definition, Historical Sketch, Branches
      • Classical System of Raja Yoga of Patanjali: Background of Samkhya philosophy, History and origin of raja yoga, philosophical background of raja yoga, structure of text (Patanjali yoga sutra), eight limbs of raja yoga, Discussion on important yoga sutras in light of yogic practices and processes.

      Paper-3: Anatomy and Physiology

      The Neuro-Musculoskeletal System --Focus of study will be based on studying different kinds of muscles, bones, joints and nervous system and, their roles in different yogic practices, such as Asana, Pranayama, Mudra and Bandhas.

      Objective here will be give fair understanding of different muscles, bones, joints, nervous system and brain organs and their location, functions and role in yogic practices. Special focus will be on how to enhance the proficiency of these organs with yogic techniques, safeguards in yogic practices to prevent any injuries to these organs and systems.

      Topics Taught:

      • Muscles; kinds of muscles, functions, effects of yogic practices on muscular system.
      • Skeletal system; functions of bones and various kinds of joints in yoga postures, musculoskeletal system in yogic practice.
      • The Nervous system: Functions of nervous system and brain (in light of yogic practices)
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Component-2 (Level-Intermediate)

Component-2 of the course entails intermediate level of practices and understanding of the system of traditional Hatha Yoga. In this component, each paper helps to delve deeper into the knowledge and practices of Hatha Yoga.

Practical (Hatha Yoga)

Component-2 incorporates various ways of teaching Surya and Chandra Namaskar in the class incorporating breath and awareness of chakras. Sessions will be based on learning, as well as teaching asanas with body adjustments and knowledge of alignment. Focus of this component is to deepen the awareness of the practitioners in relation with the inner dynamics of postures, breath work and cleansing of the mind-body system.

Techniques Taught:

  • Asana

Introducing the concept of Sadhana, Surya Namaskara: - Synchronizing breath and movement, dynamic, slow (breath in each posture), flowing continuous movement, Chandra Namaskara (focusing on the key elements of Chandra namaskar flow, rhythm etc with the breath), Vajrasana series, Standing series, Balancing series, Backward bending series, Forward Bending series, Twisting series, Inverted series, Meditation asana series.

  • Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha, Shatkriya

Through practical teaching and discussions, postural mudras, pranayama and bandhas will be introduced in classes. Discussions will also entail as how to incorporate bandhas and mudras in pranayama sessions.

Techniques Taught:

  • Pranayama
Nadishodhanapranayama with Kumbhaka, Kapalbhati and, Pre and Complete Bhastrika
  • Mudra
Category of Postural Mudras
  • Bandha
Mula bandha
  • Shatkriya

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Laghoo Shankhaprakshalana (complete yogic intestinal wash), Kunjal and Neti

Practical (Meditation)

Techniques such as Trataka and Head Mudras will be taught to attune the awareness with Chidakasha (Head Space) for the purpose of effective Pratyahara (inner withdrawal of awareness). Other techniques of Pratyahara, such as Yoga Nidra, Ajapa Japa, Trataka and AntarMouna will be guided with substantial focus on their psychotherapeutic benefits.

Techniques Taught:

  • AntarMouna: Stages: 1, 2, 3
  • Trataka as Pratyahara
  • Ajapa Japa: stage-3
  • Yoga Nidra: Stage: Intermediate (Visualization of psychic passages, chakras)
  • Guided instruction of chidakasha through technique like Trataka,Head Mudras etc.
  • As a Pratyahara technique, Trataka on Candle and Yantras will be done.
  • Paper-2: Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers

    • Tradition of Hatha Yoga Historical and philosophical background, Literatures and Concept of Hatha yoga as in Hatha Yoga Pradipika and Gheranda Samhita. Aspects and purpose of Hatha Yoga and yogic life style as per classical texts.
    • Tradition of Kundalini Yoga Tantras as the philosophical background of Kundalini Yoga, concept of Kundalini. Concept of Chakras, their location and psycho-physical significance, method of Kundalini Sadhana, Effects of Kundalini Awakening

    Paper-3: Anatomy and Physiology

    • The Respiratory and Cardiovascular system (in light of yogic breathing): This study will entail the structure and function of respiratory and cardiovascular system in light of yogic practices such as Pranayama, Mudra and Bandhas. Discussions will focus on muscles of respiration, physiology of respiration and effects of different yogic breathing patterns on human physiology, effects of yogic practices on cardiovascular system. Objective here is to deepen the understanding of respiratory and cardiovascular systems in relation with yogic practices of Pranayama, Mudra and Bandhas.

    Topics Taught:

    • Muscles of respiration, physiology of respiration and effects of different yogic breathing patterns on human physiology, effects of yogic practices on cardiovascular system.
    • Digestive system with reference to Asana, Pranayama and Shatkriya
    • Yoga Anatomy: Intention of this topic is to present detailed information on functioning and anatomy of digestive system. Role of yogic practices on the vitality of the inner digestive organs and glands.
    • Paper-4: Teaching Methodology

    • Elements Of Effective Class Planning/Management: Focus of module is to enhance the process of learning in the class through application of effective planning and class management.
    • Topics Taught:

      • Sessions on lesson planning, class progression and customizing sessions for various needs.
      • Principles of effective demonstration, teaching styles to suit specific needs, student's process of learning and ways to teach effectively in the class; Includes practice teaching, receiving feedback, observing others teaching and hearing/giving feedback.
      • Preparation of the environment: shaucha (cleanliness), space, aroma, Students occupied, Interaction, Control Over the class; clarity of visibility and sound

      Objective is to learn:

      1. How to plan the class for individual as well as group 2. Understanding the needs of various groups while planning the session 3. How to use demonstration for effective teaching 4. Understanding verbal and non-verbal cues in class

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Component-3 (Level-Advanced)

Practical (Hatha Yoga):

  • Thorough interactive discussions and practical sessions in group concept of incorporating personal Sadhana in Hatha Yoga classes will be shared.
  • • Students will be asked to choose minimum one asana and pranayama with bandha to refine and deepen the experience. Introductory modules of Kriya Yoga will be introduced in the class; substantiated with both theory and practical teachings. LaghooShankhaprakshalana with Kunjal and Neti will be performed as part of Hatha yoga cleansing exercises.
  • Asana

Topics Taught:

  • Focus of this component is to incorporate the different subtle and intense kriyas into one’s yoga program with insight and purpose to intensify the experiences of yogic practices.
  • Group Work Assessment and Discussion: student teaching, as well as observing and assisting in Classes taught by others -- a combination of supervised and unsupervised.
  • Expanding the idea of Sadhana in Hatha Yoga classes by incorporating personal Sadhana in Hatha Yoga to refine Hatha Yogic Postures.
  • Practical: Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha, Shatkriya

    In Component-3 focus of module will be to deepen the understanding of Kriya Yoga in light of Pranayama, Mudra and Bandha practices, experiencing Bandhas and Mudras with awareness of chakras, practical teaching of Maha Bandha with head and postural mudras. Knowledge of chakras and nerve plexus in light of mudras and bandhas will be shared through active discussions. Principles of Kriyas and their energetic influence on body mind system will be discussed with reference to Pranayama, Mudra and Bandha practices.

    Techniques Taught:

    • Nadi shodhana, Kapalbhati, Bhramari, Bhastrika and Agnisar Kriya
    • Mudra and Bandha
    • Advanced pranayama with Maha Bandha, Moorcha Pranayama and other advanced Kriyas
    • Introduction to Kriya Yoga- Vipreet-Karani Mudra, rotation of consciousness in the psychic pathways

    Topics Taught:

    • Incorporate Bandhas into Pranayama
    • Advanced Pranayama with the Bandhas
    • Introduction to Kriya Yoga
    • Shatkriya.

    Practical (Meditation)

    • Techniques such as Hridyakasha Dharana and its psychotherapeutic benefits in relation with the release of pent up emotions will be discussed and guided under supervision.
    • Intensive training on techniques of inner visualization in Yoga Nidra and Chidakasha will be provided.
    • Under the supervision of trainer, in small groups participants/students will be learning and teaching each other to assess, give and receive feedback on meditation instruction.

    Techniques Taught:

    • Techniques to channelize the feeling and emotions and, develop deeper understanding of one’s own self through techniques such as Hridyakasha Dharana.
    • Group Work Assessment and Discussion: student teaching as well as observing and assisting in Classes taught by others.
    • Yoga Nidra: stage: Advanced (Awareness of chakras, Tattvas and symbols)
    • Trataka (As a Dharana Practice)
    • Chakra Shuddhi (A technique of chakra cleansing)
    • Chidakasha Dharana (A technique of inner visualization): Focus in Chidakasha through centering techniques, visualization of Yantra of Tattvas etc.
    • Hridyakasha Dharana (Meditation to harmonize the heart space)
    • Chakra Dharana-A

    Paper-2: Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers

    • Ethics of a Yoga Teacher (The Prerequisites): Here, we present the concept of Yogic life style for a sadhaka (Practitioner) and yoga teachers. Different ways to keep up the ethical values and philosophy as taught in the system of spiritual discipline, such as yoga. Introducing the concept of maintaining spiritual diary as part of personal Sadhana and Swadhyaya (self-study).
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      Ethics of yoga teachers, 'living the Life of a Yogi', teacher-student relationship; cautions and pitfalls, concept of Seva, Yogic life style: Concept of Sadhana for a teacher, Yoga as a life style, concept of spiritual diary etc.

      Paper-3: Anatomy and Physiology

      Yogic Physiology

      Objective will be to develop insight and understanding of subtle system of Nadis, Prana (energy channels), Vayus (Pranic currents), Chakras and Tattvas (elements) with reference to yogic techniques.

      Topics Taught:

      Structure of Pranic System: Concept of Prana, Nadis, Chakras, Prana Vayu, Pancha Tattvas and Pancha Kosha, classification of Prana Vayu, their functions and location in the body, role of Pranic system in life, importance of Prana, Nadis, Vayu, Chakras etc., in health and disease.

      Paper-4: Teaching Methodology

      Elements of an effective class presentation Purpose of this topic is to enhance the effectiveness of teacher in class environment on the levels of presentation and delivery of the session. Discussion under this topic will incorporate methodologies to run the class in effective manner in order to facilitate an effective learning environment for the participants. Various aspects of class instructions and teaching methods will be discussed with proper demonstrations and discussions.

      Topics Taught:

      • Principles of Demonstration: Visibility, instruction while demonstration, clarity, coordination, quality of expressions,
      • Assisting/Correction: Modes of correction (Group and individual)
      • Orientation/Approach of the yoga sessions in group and personal classes; Use of modified variations of postures in group, as well as personal sessions.
      • Observation of verbal and non-verbal cues in class, ways to assist/correct the practitioners.
      • Personal presentation: Dress, Confidence, Posture, Composure
      • Balanced presentation: Time Management, Blend of practices and Order of practices
      • Verbal presentation: Use of Language, Positive, Teacher’s Talk Time (TTT), Diction, Modulation, Clarity, Use of aids, Pause/Gaps of silence, Voice level (Volume), Suitability of the vocabulary
      • Interaction with the Students/Practitioners: Awareness & Care of student’s well-being, Precautions, Benefits, Observation of students
      • Coordination with other Depts. in the organization of Business aspects of teaching yoga: Yoga in Hospitality; health resorts and spas; Yoga in prison, yoga for army and police personnel, yoga in hospital; role of yoga as a complimentary system/activity, practical limitations/challenges of yoga teachings in different environments
      • Marketing and Business Skills for Yoga Instructors

        Topics Taught:

        1. Teaching Styles and Student Interactions Teaching Style: Developing your own teaching style, Different types of classes, Workshops and Private Sessions Student Engagement and Feedback: Becoming aware of your students, How to get feedback, Adaptation and Special population 2. Internet Marketing and Social Media Website: Content, Social media connection, Blogging Social Media: Facebook business, Instagram tools, Creating and using videos Branding and other Marketing: Newsletter and Mail chimp 3. Getting Started Where to Teach: Studio, Gym, Your own studio Finances and Insurance: Managing Finances and Taxes, Important of Insurance + how to get it.

        Paper 5: Practicum

        It will involve delivery of yogic practices in real class setting while following elements of effective class presentation and subsequently receiving and giving feedbacks.

        Objective

        Objective is to refine the teaching skill of the trainee as per the international standard of yoga teaching, applying the essentials of effective class presentation.

        Group work: Teaching in small group, Giving and receiving feedback under the supervision of lead instructor; assessment of teaching on various parameters of class teaching

        Use of aids (Visual and audio in the class) Preparing and conducting work-shops in small group on chosen topics.

Daily Schedule

A typical day in our 200 hour Teacher Training Course comprises of various elements - practical sessions and theory workshops every day. Every day, you will get opportunity to immerse yourself in three practice sessions and three theory workshops. Each of these sessions will equip you with the knowledge and understanding of various facets of yogic wisdom.
06:00-06:30 am: Herbal Infusion

Every morning before the session, herbal infusions are prepared. These infusions are highly healing and rejuvenating in nature which is based on timeless wisdom of ancient Indian traditions of Ayurveda and Yoga. Purpose of taking these herbal infusions is to detoxify the body-mind complex and balance the doshas.

06:30-08:00 am: Practical Traditional Hatha Session

This session focuses on traditional Hatha Yoga practices chosen from traditional Hatha yoga scriptures such as Hatha Yoga Pradipika and Gherand Samhita. Practices taught in the session will focus on opening the joints and deepening the experiences of the asanas (postures) with breath, mantra and chakra consciousness on energetic plane and understanding of correct body-alignment on physical level. Purpose of these practical classes is to awaken natural body intuition and mindfulness in the practitioners.

08:00-09:30 am: Breakfast

We provide nourishing and balanced breakfast every day. Breakfast prepared in our kitchen is nutritious, tasty, balanced and prepared from fresh nuts, vegetables, fruits and grains. During your stay with us, you would have an opportunity to taste traditional Indian breakfast, such as different kinds of porridges, Idli (savoury cake), Poha (made from beaten rice), Upma (Wheat Rava (Semolina) or coarse rice flour dish), Sprout salads and, many more. In case you are on vegan diet, we can prepare breakfast separately for you upon request.

09:30-10:30 am: Theory Workshops on Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers

In this Theory Workshop session, we will take you through the various aspects and dimensions of Yoga Traditions and Systems. In three components, the topics will change from basic foundation to advanced system of Samkhya Philosophy, intensive study of Patanjali Yoga Sutras, traditional Hatha Yoga Philosophy and methods and, various aspects in light of Gherand Samhita and Hatha Yoga Pradipika.

10:45-11:45 am : Theory Workshop on Anatomy and Physiology, Teaching Methodology

In this afternoon theory workshop session, a diverse range of topics will be discussed. This session will be dedicated to Anatomy and Physiology and, Teaching Methodology lectures and talks. This session intends to polish the teaching skills and deepen the understanding of yogic anatomy and physiology.

12:00-01:00 pm Lunch

Food served at lunch is pure vegetarian, ‘sattvik’, vitalizing, wholesome and nutritious. The food prepared in our kitchen includes most vegetables, ghee (clarified butter), fruits, legumes, and whole grains. These are ingredients that enhance clarity and lightness, keeping the body light and nourished and, the mind clear. Time to time during the course, we change the nature of the food according to the yoga practices you perform.

01:00-03:00 pm: Leisure and Self study
03:00-03:15 pm: Herbal Tea
03:15-04:00 pm: Theory and Practical Workshops- Teaching Methodology

In this theory and practical workshop sessions on teaching methodology prepares you for the practical class teachings. This session entails teachings and practices of practical tools and techniques of Hatha Yoga and Meditation and, how to teach them systematically in class. There will be intensive dedicated sessions on each various elements of class presentation, class management, aspects of correcting in class and business aspects of yoga teaching.

04:15-05:45 pm: Practical Hatha Yoga Session on Alignment and Body Adjustment

This class is a potent alignment-oriented class that emphasizes the forms and actions within yoga postures. Traditional postures (asanas) are held in accurate alignment. Emphasis is placed on core strength, flexibility and balance as well as concentration and breath control. This class is based on physical postures (asanas), deep breathing, mindfulness and listening to the body.

06:00-07:00 pm: Meditation and Mantra Chanting Session

Our evening Meditation and Mantra Chanting session intends to conclude the day with techniques to assimilate and absorb the vital energies activated through various techniques and practices of Hatha and Raja yoga tools. Meditation techniques taught in our classes are sourced from most authentic traditions of Raja yoga, Upanishad Dharana, Gyana Yoga and Kundalini Yoga.

07:00-08:00 pm: Dinner
07:00-08:00 pm: Dinner
08:00-10:00 pm: Swadhyaya (Self-Study and Contemplation)

During your stay with us at our Ashram, we encourage you to maintain a spiritual journal/ diary. During intensive yoga study which is based on following complete yogic regimen; an inner transformation ensues. Maintaining a record of each and every change you go through, helps to make this journey more mindful, insightful and transformative.

10:00 pm: Lights out
10:00 pm: Lights out

Additional Activities & Excursions


Walk to the Holy Ganges for Outdoor Meditation. Rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit in blessed water of the river.


Attending Ganga Aarti (beautiful and uplifting fire ceremony) at the bank of the river.


Guided excursions to sites of historical and yogic significance in the town (Rishikesh walks!)


Visiting ancient meditation cave to experience its uplifting vibes!

200 Hour Teacher Training In Rishikesh- Dates And Fee

Course nameDate FromDate toPlaceTraining FeeBuy Now
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification7th January4th FebruaryRishikesh

$1500(Private Room),$2800(Shared Room, only for couples or two students of same gender)

(Fully Booked)

10 day Yoga and Meditation retreat program7th January16th JanuaryRishikesh

$1000 (Private room),$1800 (Shared Room, only for couples or two students of same gender)

(Fully Booked)

10 day Mindfulness Retreat4th February14th FebruaryRishikeshEmail for pricing
200 Hour Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training14th February11th MarchRishikeshBest Discounted Price $1200 Shared Accommodation with 3 meals for the whole course ( Scholarships Available)
10 day Kriya and Kundalini Yoga Retreat14th February23rd FebruaryRishikesh$800 (Shared Accommodation with 3 meals for the whole Retreat)
10 day Intensive Chakra Sadhana Retreat program13th March22nd MarchRishikesh$800 (Shared Accommodation with 3 meals for the whole Retreat)
7 day Yoga for Trauma and Healing retreat program24th March30th MarchRishikesh$1000 (Private room).

200 Hour Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training (In spanish)

16th April14th MayRishikesh$1690 (Private Room with 3 meals for the whole course)
200 hour Yoga Teacher training18th May16th JuneRishikeshBest Discounted Price $1200 Shared Accommodation with 3 meals for the whole course ( Scholarships Available)

How To Reach Us?

By Air: The nearest International Airport from Rishikesh is the Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi. Upon landing at the airport, you can avail a direct cab to the school. Alternatively, you can also ask the school to arrange a pick-up. The nearest Domestic Airport from Rishikesh is the Jolly Grant Airport
(approx. 20kms from the location). You can reach the ashram from Jolly Grant Airport via local taxi or, ask the school to arrange a pick up.

By Train: The nearest railway station is in Haridwar (Uttrakhand). You can book a direct train to this town. Upon reaching the station, you can either avail a cab for the ashram or, ask the ashram to arrange a pick-up.

By Bus : There are ample numbers of direct bus routes from various cities in Northern part of India to Rishikesh. Upon reaching the bus stand in Rishikesh, you can take a rickshaw to the school. Alternatively, you can ask the school to arrange a pick-up.

Outcomes Of 200 Hour Yoga TTC In India At Rishikesh Yogis

  • Become a Yoga Alliance certified yoga practitioner and teacher.
  • Meet like-minded people, yogis from across the globe and establish long-lasting connections.
  • Become an integral part of spreading the most revered and ancient art forms on the globe.
  • Experience a complete balance restoration and upheaval of the mind, body, soul
  • Undergo a mentally, physically and spiritually liberating experience of a lifetime.

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