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Namaste dear students, friends and our well-wishers!

We hope that you and your loved ones are healthy and safe. 2020 has been a very interesting year at all levels and we at Rishikesh Yogis Yogshala have been in the process of accepting this phenomenal change and preparing for our way ahead. How to continue sharing our key objective of bringing the most authentic Yoga Teachers Training Programs to you, wherever you are right now!

Rishikesh Yogis Yogshala is happy to announce their first 200 hours online Teacher Training Course. And we hope to keep up our intensity of purpose. That is to deliver traditional and spiritual Yogic knowledge and practices to empower you as teacher and practitioner. We are grateful for all the support and love you continue to shower and we look forward to meeting you soon for our residential programs!

Until then, let us continue our journey online.
The course curriculum, fees, timings, duration- everything has been planned keeping the students comfort and convenience in mind. And we have a great discount offer for you as well!  We look forward to hearing from you and ask for your support in sharing about this course.
Peace, love and gratitude.

For more information about this course please contact us at :- info@rishikeshyogisyogshala.org.

Overview

Rishikesh Yogis Yogshala offers online classes on traditional Hatha Yoga, meditations and yoga philosophy  under the guidance of one of the best teams of teachers in Rishikesh, India. These classes are structured to suit everyone. Someone who is a practitioner of Yoga or a beginner or even a trained teacher will benefit from these classes. The classes are tailored to provide immersive online training with maximum efficiency and both online and offline/static content support. The modules of the course entail both practical as well as theoretical contents.

At Rishikesh Yogis; we aim to teach yoga in its purest and traditional form. Our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training course has been taught by highly acclaimed and experienced team of Yoga Masters who have experiences of teaching and practicing Hatha Yoga, Kundalini and Classical Yoga Philosophy of Patanjali for more than 20 years.

Our online classes are crafted to give an opportunity to deepen your practices of Yoga and meditations. The classes will be consisted of morning practical and experiential Hatha Yoga, Mantra Chanting, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha and Meditation techniques  and evening class will be focused on talks on important areas of Yoga philosophy, Anatomy and theory of yogic techniques our team of highly acclaimed and experienced teachers.

Online Yoga and Meditation Classes Highlights

  • This 4-week Course is facilitated by team of highly qualified and award winning teachers in the field of Yoga and meditation teaching for more than 20 years. We have a team of highly experienced and internationally acclaimed Yoga Teachers. Our lead instructor and teacher of Yoga Philosophy and Meditation, Mr. Sushant Pandey is named by Conde Nast magazine as one of the world’s best Fitness Gurus and recently he was also chosen in the list of 100 most inspiring yoga teachers in India.
  • This Course is suitable for all age groups and different levels of fitness and understanding.
  • This is a Yoga Alliance Accredited Certification Course; hence upon completion of the course you will receive Yoga Alliance accredited certificate.
  • 6 days a week, Every day classes contain experiential traditional Hatha Session with special inputs on correct Alignment and Adjustment, Pranayama, Meditation techniques, Mantra Chanting and evening class will shed light on Yoga Philosophy, theory of yogic techniques and Anatomy and Physiology.
  • All the sessions will be live as well as recorded which can be watched at your own convenience even later.
  • Offline support with detailed informative manual containing synopsis of talks and practical classes, softcopies of important reference books.
  • Separate dedicated time for interactive discussions and Q/A during weekends.
  • Drop ins are also allowed to benefit from the classes.
  • There is in-depth theory discussions in our sessions focusing on Samkhya Philosophy, Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Traditional philosophy of Hatha Yoga, Kundalini Yoga mainly in relation to the meditation and yogic techniques taught.
  • We are offering a special discount offer of 50% of this online course fee to avail as redeem amount on any of our future residential teacher training/retreat courses at our centre in Rishikesh, India.

 Schedule

 Mon-Fri             

1030-1200 (IST)               Experiential Hatha Yoga Session

1200-1330 (IST)               Mantra Chanting, Pranayama and Meditation Session

2130-2300 (IST)               Talks on Yoga Philosophy & Anatomy and Physiology

 Saturday

1030-1200 (IST)                Q/A- Yoga Philosophy

1200-1330 (IST)                 Q/A- Practical Hatha Yoga Techniques (Asana and Pranayama)

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Fee & Schedule

Online Hatha Yoga and Meditation Teacher Training Program – 2020-21

 

Date From Date To Duration Fee(Shared Room) Booking
21 December 2020 19 January 2021  One month $450 Book now

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Syllabus

An Overview

The syllabus we have crafted for 200 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
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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, Kundalini 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  Read More...

Intensive Meditation Sessions

In our 200 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 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. At Rishikesh yogis, we teach a very diverse range of meditation techniques sourced from authentic systems and  Read More...
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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  Read More...

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.
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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.

Components

200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training Components

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:

  • 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 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.

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)

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

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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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:

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

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