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300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification in Rishikesh, India

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Rishikesh Yogis Yoghshala; one of the most authentic and traditional yoga schools in Rishikesh, is recognized by Yoga Alliance, USA. We believe in imparting yoga teaching in its most authentic and transformative form as taught in traditional ashrams and yoga traditions in India. Our 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training course has an in-depth concentration on the topics of Kashmir Shaivism; one of the most revered Tantrik traditions in India, Kundalini as taught in traditional Hatha yoga texts such as Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Samadhi Pada of Patanjali Yoga Sutra and traditional principles and teachings of Yoga Psychology.

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300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in India

Yoga Teacher Training Cost: $1500

Rishikesh in India is the avowed destination for the seekers of yoga, spirituality and meditation. It is a small town which hosts hundreds of yoga schools and ashrams with the divine intention to educate entities about the philosophy of Yoga, Vedanta, and Tantra.


Rishikesh, as it is also called “the global capital of yoga” attracts yoga aspirants because Teachers Training Courses offered here are very affordable, authentic and highly enlightening. Rishikesh Yogis; one of the most authentic yoga schools in Rishikesh, is recognized by Yoga Alliance, USA. Once you finish our 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training course, you will be an internationally recognized Yoga Teacher.
At Rishikesh Yogis; we aim to teach yoga in its purest and traditional form. Our 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training course has an in-depth concentration on the topics of Hatha, Kundalini and Classical Yoga Philosophy of Patanjali.


These three systems constitute the fundamental principles of psycho-energetic therapeutic systems of Yoga. Besides our discussions on these areas of yogic discipline, there will be sessions on practical teaching methodology in class which will help practitioners/aspirants of yoga to learn nuances of class teaching. In the 300 hours Yoga Teacher Training course, ‘Teaching Methodology’ is one of the very important topics of study which unfortunately is not taught in all yoga centers in Rishikesh.

300 Hours Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh

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300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Syllabus

Syllabus

An Overview

The syllabus we have crafted for 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training course 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 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 to 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  Read More...

Intensive Meditation Sessions

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. In our 300 Hours Yoga Teacher Training course program, Meditation forms an integral and most important stage of a 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  Read More...

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 lifestyle and ethics Read More...

Knowing the Body

Under this category of our syllabus, there will be an 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 the 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.

300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course Curriculum

Curriculum

Topics

  1. This session incorporates practical training on traditional Hatha Yoga with a focus on asanas. In this session, students will learn the techniques of various classical asanas chosen from Hatha Yoga Pradipika and Gherand Samhita.
  2. Vinyasa style of practicing asana in the class.
  3. Students of the course will learn the technique of practicing asana with physical as well as chakra awareness in the class.
  4. Students will be learning asanas from various groups such as- 1. Pawanmuktasana series as taught in Bihar school of Yoga, 2. Vajrasana group of asana, 3. Standing asana, 4. Backward bending asana, 5. Forward bending asana, 6. Twisting series of asana, 7. Inverted series of asana, 8. Balancing series of asana 9. Surya and Chandra Namaskar with Mantra and Chakra awareness, 10. Vinyasa Flow style of the practice session.
  5. There are 20 Hours given for non-contact hours. During these times students will be practicing their personal sadhana and will also be journaling and noting down their personal experiences of asana on the physical, mental and pranic levels. In terms of both personal practice and ability in this course, students will attempt each asana as sadhana practice which will be focusing on perfecting each asana while staying longer in the pose.
  6. In this training, students will deepen their understanding of each asana taught with their focused awareness on not just the physical body but also on targeted chakras with an awareness of breath and prana.
  7. Introducing the concept of Kriya 
  8. Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha and Shatkriya SessionTopicsPranayama SessionThis session on Traditional techniques of Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha and Shatkriya sessions will constitute learning sessions on various pranayama techniques chosen from-
    1. Activating e.g. Bhastrika, Kapalbhati, Swan Pranayama, Agnisara kriya
    2. Cooling e.g. Sheetali, Sheetkari
    3. Balancing e.g. Nadi Shodhana with different ratio of Puraka, Rechaka and Kumbhaka and
    4. Tranquilizing category e.g. Bhramari, Ujjayi. Students will also learn to practice advanced pranayama in conjunction with energy locks (bandha) and mudras.

    Mudra Session

    In the mudra section, we will be teaching practical techniques of Yoga Mudras chosen from five major categories-

    1. Hand Mudra e.g. Chin Mudra, Gyana Mudra, Hridaya Mudra, Yoni Mudra, Bhairava Mudra
    2. Head Mudra e.g. Shambhavi, Nasikagra Drishti or Aghochari mudra, Bhoochari Mudra, Khechari mudra, Akashi Mudra
    3. Postural Mudra e.g. Vipreet Karani Mudra, Prana Mudra, Yoga Mudra
    4. Bandha Mudra (Lock Mudra) e.g Maha Mudra
    5. Adhara Mudra (Perineal Mudra) e.g. Ashwini mudra, Vazroli, and Sahjoli mudra

    In the Bandha practice, they will learn and practice the techniques of 4 bandhas-

    1. Jalandhar Bandha
    2. Uddiyana Bandha
    3. Mula Bandha
    4. Maha Bandhas

    These bandhas will be taught in conjunction with pranayama techniques.

    Shatkriya

    Every weekend will be dedicated for learning and practicing the techniques of different Shatkriyas such as Jal Neti, Neti with Catheter, Kunjal, Laghu Shankhaprakshalana (Intestinal wash) along with Nauli, Kapalbhati, and Trataka.

    Practical Meditation Session

    In this practical meditation session, students will learn the techniques of practicing different meditation techniques sourced from Tantras and Upanishads.

    The different meditation techniques taught during the course are

    1. Yoga Nidra
    2. Prana Nidra
    3. Ajapa Japa Dharana in Spiral Psychic Passage
    4. Chakra Shuddhi
    5. Ajna Chakra Dharana
    6. Tattva Dharana on symbols and expressions of Tattvas
    7. Tattva Shuddhi
    8. Trataka on candle and Yantras.

In the session, there will be the following topics-

  1. Trika theory of Kashmir Shaivism
  2. Samadhi and Sadhana Pada in Patanjali Yoga Sutras
  3. Kundalini perspective in Hatha Yoga Pradipika
  4. Yoga Psychology- Concept of Mind and Consciousness in Yoga Philosophy, Chitta Bhumi- Five planes of Mind, Mind management as per Gita

The session will cover study on anatomy and physiology of various Human systems and organs in relation to yogic practices. The topics taught in the session goes beyond our 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training and will entail conversation on topics such as injury prevention in yoga class, the role of kundalini kriyas, advance pranayama with bandha and mudras on yogic physiology as well as physical organs, glands, and systems. In these sessions effects of each asana on various muscles, joints and organs will be discussed, the influence of key meditation techniques on the autonomic nervous system, as taught during the course. These talks will also entail the prevention of injuries in Yoga class considering the effects of asanas on different organs and musculoskeletal systems. Similarly, teachings will be imparted on topics such as Pranayama, Bandhas, Mudras and kundalini kriyas involving the above aspects of traditional Hatha Yoga and their effects on various nerve plexus and chakra system. Study of Mudras will also entail their influence on brain centers leading to meditative awareness and influencing the Yogic physiology such as there will be teachings on different mudras and their influence on different tattvas and prana vayus. Conversation on Meditation will entail sessions on the role of meditation in altering the states of awareness and consciousness and its effects on the nervous system and brain waves with supported studies. There will be dedicated sessions on Effects of various pranayama techniques on the autonomic nervous system and psycho-physical states in an individual, and also effects of various shatkriyas on human organs and systems, precautions and influence on pranic systems.

In non-contact hours students will be given a task to prepare the chart on the influence of 10 key asanas chosen from different groups such as 1. COBRA POSE 2. WARRIOR-A 3. TRIANGLE POSE 4. TWISTING TRIANGLE 5. HEAD TO THE KNEE 6. BACK STRETCHING POSE 7. SHOULDER STAND 8. PLOUGH POSE 9. SPIRALED HEAD TO KNEE POSE 10. HALF MOON POSE on the various key muscles in the body with the key precautions, contraindications, and benefits of these asanas. All these topics taught here will be beyond our 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training and are more advanced in nature.

Sessions of Teaching methodology will entail discussions on topics such as lesson planning for specific groups such as-

Injury Management and Master Class on Iyengar Alignment sessions by highly qualified and direct disciple of BKS Iyengar:

  1. Yoga for seniors and back management in yoga class
  2. How to conduct classes in a safe environment, how to create a safe and trusting environment in the classes
  3. Professional and yogic ethics for yoga teachers.
  4. Trauma Sensitive Class
  5. Curing the issue of Flat Feet
  6. Session on Ankle Joint Adjustment to prevent foot injuries
  7.  Management of Knee Ligament injuries
  8. Lumbar corrections through principles and methods of alignment
  9. Management of Cervical Alignment

Learning Objectives:

  1. These sessions will enable the participants to incorporate all the different principles of a safe yoga class.
  2. Yoga Classes for a specific group such as Trauma-sensitive class will help participants learn how to create a very safe, sensitive and empowering class for people with traumatic past.  Programs include practical techniques and relevant philosophical principles which resonate with their life processes and restructuring the cognitive perspective or vision of life.
  3. Yoga for seniors will allow participants get familiar with the issues and problems of seniors, their physical, mental and emotional needs and ways to present and teach yoga classes in a very safe manner and how to make the program accessible to them without causing injuries.
  4. Yoga for back management will help participants learn and know about various back related issues, their nature, precautions and how to avoid back injuries in yoga classes.
  5. Under professional and yogic ethics participants will be knowing the importance of personal sadhana, the practice of Yama and Niyama in yoga teaching, knowing how to limit oneself within one’s own teaching boundaries without intervening other areas of specialty, learning how to create a trusting and safe yogic environment for the participants.

This session will focus on facilitating the practical sessions of yoga teaching under the supervisions of the yoga teachers. During the sessions, students will be prepared to conduct workshops on different themes and for different yoga groups. Each student will be given 1.5 hours to conduct the class incorporating and brief theoretical outline on an assigned theme or group as well as guided teaching. Practicing teaching in these sessions will be under the supervision and each participant will be assigned a topic to prepare a workshop on. They will give and a brief overview of the session which they are teaching followed by practical techniques used and then they will lead the whole class. Rest of the participants will participate as students. The teaching of participants will also be assessed by the lead practitioner on the basis of the rationale of choosing the program for a specific group, precautions stated and quality of presentation. These students are those who have done 200 Hour teacher training, therefore they are supposed to know basic teaching skill and here they will find the opportunity to apply their knowledge by conducting classes for specific groups. All of these classes are well supplemented by both theoretical and practical teaching by the students under the supervision of observers (lead instructors) in the class. The nature of these sessions in the course will provide students ample opportunities to practice teaching with specific groups under supervision which is not part of our 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training and will help students to develop more confidence, understanding while conducting classes for specific groups. These sessions will help to apply the knowledge acquired in the various session of theory in their practical teaching.
Learning Objectives Through active demonstration, supervised practical teachings of asana, pranayama, and meditation; participants will harness the skills of yoga teaching in a classroom environment. Students will be conducting workshops on selected themes of yoga such as stress management, prenatal yoga, yoga for kids and Trauma-sensitive yoga class. There will be at least 5 contact hours dedicated to each trainee to practice as lead trainer in the class.

300 Hour YTTC Itinerary

Sample Itinerary

A typical day in our 300 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.

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 (savory 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 a vegan diet, we can prepare breakfast separately for you upon request.

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.

In the 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.

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.

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.

Additional Activities & Excursions

Activities

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.
Attending Ganga Aarti (beautiful and uplifting fire ceremony) at the bank of the river.
Visiting ancient meditation cave to experience its uplifting vibes!

300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course Outcome

At Rishikesh Yogis, India

  • Become a Yoga Alliance certified yoga practitioner and teacher.
  • Get enriched with the contents of intensive modules of class teachings based on Yoga Alliance recommended curriculum.
  • Equip yourself with the skills of practical Hatha Yoga class teaching and most traditional meditation techniques taught by a highly experienced team of teachers.
  • Become proficient in teaching meditations techniques such as Yoga Nidra, Ajapa Japa, Antar Mouna, Chakra Shuddhi, Chidakasha Dharana, Trataka and many more.
  • Experience a complete balance restoration and upheaval of the mind, body, soul.
  • Continuous post-course teaching related assistance from our team of esteemed teachers.
  • Getting equipped with ageless authentic scripture based practical as well as philosophical teachings from internationally renowned teachers in Rishikesh.

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