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Rishikesh, India

200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India

200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training Course in Rishikesh India is a fully residential course systematically designed with theory as well as practical classes. In the course, the various components of Hatha Yoga such as (Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha, Satkarma and Meditation) and other topics such as Anatomy & physiology, Philosophy, Alignment & adjustment, Teaching methodology and Practical approach of Yoga teaching are discussed at their basic and intermediate level with a view to attaining the efficiency for the higher and deeper practices of Hatha Yoga and Yoga education in general. The course brings to us understanding of how Yoga impacts our physiology - body, mind, emotion and energy as well as how Yoga is important for each one of us. The course prepares one with sufficient knowledge to practice according to one’s limitation and teach according to the need of the aspirants. The whole Yoga course is schemed with apt clarity to be a very good, confident and reliable Yoga teacher. This training is important to study 300 hours Yoga Teacher Training Course and get access into and prepare for the 300 hours Kriya Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Raja Yoga teacher training courses, Women and Children Yoga training retreat.

200 Hours  Yoga Teacher Training Course and assessment - 200 Hours Traditional  Yoga Teacher Training Course assesses the students at all levels including practical and written tests. At the successful completion of the course an aspirant will be conferred upon a certificate indicating that the aspirant is qualified to impart the techniques in which he or she has been trained.

Inclusions – 20 Nights accommodation (Shared accommodation & Private rooms), Course material (books, notebook, pen, Jala Neti pot), Course training, Private Yoga consultation on request, Vegetarian food (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) and Wi-fi etc.

Exclusions - Flight tickets, Airport pick up and drop, Longer tours and trips around, Travel and cancellation insurance, Medical assistance and Things for personal requirements.

Things to do - Camping, Hiking, Meditate at holy Ganga beach, Ganga Aarti, Visit – ancient temples, Ashram, holy people and Rishikesh city, Waterfall, River rafting, Ayurveda massage, Shopping and Others.

Why choose us - Our Yoga courses and retreats are strictly traditional and Yogic life-style oriented therefore, we adhere to the teachings of authentic schools of Yoga and spirituality such as Ramakrishna Mission, Sri Aurobindo SocietyYogoda Satsang Society of India, Bihar School of Yoga and so on. We do not teach any modern trends of Yoga such as Iyenger, Ashtanga, Acro, Yin, Vikram, Power or so on. From our educational and cultural backgrounds as well as experience of authentic Yoga, we create a unique space for the opportunity to learn, heal and grow in a congenial, safe and relaxed environment. We believe in the common values of life rooted in compassion, kindness and love to one another and this is our main driver. Therefore, our promise is to provide you with the very best of pre and post course assistance, answering your questions whatever comes up and more that you may require for your growth and well-being. We invite all of you to study, learn and grow as a evolved human with the help of Yogic tools. For more information, please look into Yoga School and Tantra and Yoga.

Accreditation - Sanatana Yog Sandesh is certified by Yoga Alliance USA and Yoga Alliance International which provide the chances to use the certificate for career and job opportunities. Upon successful completion of the course students are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance USA as Registered Yoga Teachers (E-RYT).

200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training Course in Rishikesh India eligibility -

  • The participants should have a basic understanding of Yoga which means they are exposed to Yoga practices.
  • The participants should be able to practice the discipline of Yoga such as purity, punctuality, early waking up, participation in daily activities and so on.
  • The participants should have good command on English language as this is the medium of education.
  • The participants must have medical fitness; physical as well as mental. In cases otherwise we must be detailed the individual limitation along with medical report.
  • The participants must have natural will and commitment to undergo the 21 days intensive training with discipline in order to imbibe the knowledge of Yoga.

200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training Course in Rishikesh India with (up-levelled curriculum) incorporates a variety of topics. All these topics come under these following heads –

1. Techniques, Training and Practice - It incorporates various techniques of Hatha Yoga which students will study in the Yoga Teacher Training Course. They are –

Asana – Postures of Hatha Yoga such as preparatory movements of joints, muscles and parts of body, Standing, Supine, Prone - (backward, forward, spine twist), Inversion and Balance at intermediate level.

Pranayama – Udar Svashan, Vaksha Svashan, Griva Svashan, Yogic Svashan, Kapalabhati, Nadi Shodhana, Bhramari and Ujjayi.

Mudra – Gesture of hands, fingers and body to affect energy in body.

Bandha – Practices of locking the energy in body (Jalandhara Bandha).

Satkarma – Practices for purification of body in Yoga (Jala Neti).

Meditation - Fundamental practices of Yoga Nidra, Yogic breathing with awareness, Fundamental practices of developing awareness, Kaya asthairyam (stillness of body), Awareness of natural breath, Awareness of peace, Antarmouna (inner silence) with awareness of natural sensory responses and awareness of natural thought process and Developing awareness with mantra such as AUM.

Chanting – Chanting and practice of important holy syllables for well-being and auspiciousness in life.

Singing Bowls - Practice of sound awareness and sound experience.

2. Anatomy and Physiology -

Anatomy - Skeleton system (major bones, types of joints, major muscles involved in asana and types of contraction).

Physiology - Nervous system including ‘fight, flight, freeze’ stress response, Vagal theory, Overall mind-body connection, Cardiovascular/Circulatory, Endocrine, Digestive systems as they relate to Yoga practice, Respiratory system including muscles that affect breathing, Involuntary vs. voluntary breath and how air enters and leaves the body.

Biomechanics - Types of joint movement, Joint stabilization, Safe movement as it pertains to balancing, stretching, awareness and physical limitations, Contraindications, Misalignments and adaptations.

Elective - Additional study on modern physio about bones, joints, muscles and their movements.

Additional topics - Shared anatomical and alignment principles plus contraindications, Effects of Pranayama on anatomy and subtle body, Complete sequencing of pranayama including alternatives and adaptations, Different types of Pranayama and Ayurveda tri-dosha basic knowledge.

3. Yoga Humanities -

History – Yoga and its meaning, Historical perspective of Yoga, Yoga in ancient texts, School’s lineage, style and methodology, Important dates and key ideas - Vedic period, Pre-classical era, Classical era, Middle Ages, Hatha Yoga 11 Century, Colonial era, Modern revival - 19th century with Swami Vivekananda and other great saints and Yogis, Veda, Vedanta and Hatha, Historical context of Asana, specific Asana from the school’s lineage, Historical context of Pranayama, Meditation methods by lineage and Ability to practice school’s chosen meditation practice.

Philosophy - Definition of Yoga, philosophy and key terms, Tradition of Yoga, Important scriptures of Yoga, Important Darshan (schools of philosophy), Branches of Yoga (Gyana Yoga, Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Raja Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Swara Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Kriya Yoga, Nada Yoga and Mantra Yoga), Brahman and Atman, Yuga (Age) and its characteristics, Individual existence (Sharira Traya, Pancha Tattva, Gyanendriya and Karmendriya, Antahkaran, Triguna, Pancha Kosha, Nadi, Prana Vayu, Chakra and Kundalini), Sad Bhava Vikar (Six modifications of body), Sadurmi (Six waves), Sadripu (Six enemies), Karma, Mrityu and Punarjanma (Death and reincarnation), Mukti, Important topics from Yoga Sutra of Patanjali (Introduction of the four chapters, Anushashan, Chitta, Vritti, Swarupa, AUM and Asta anga of Yoga), Key terms of meditation, Japa, Mantra, Mudra, Relationship between Asana, Pranayama and meditation with reference from Yoga sutra and according to school’s approach, Relationship, message and similarity between Yoga Sutra, Bhagavad Gita and Hatha Yoga Pradipika and Self-reflection on how philosophy relates to practice.

Ethics - Awareness of Yoga Sutras or similar Yogic ethical precepts, Relationship to Yoga Alliance’s ethical commitment, Comprehension of and responsibility to increase equity in Yoga, Accountability measures, Self-reflection on how Yoga ethics relate to practice and Teaching.

Elective - Aum definition, Aum sound and Inner sound awareness.

4. Professional Essentials -

Teaching Methodology – Sequencing, Pace, Environment, Cueing (verbal, visual, physical) and class management.

Professional Development - Yoga-related professional organizations including the Yoga Alliance credentialing process, Ethical commitment including scope of practice, Code of conduct and equity position statement, Lifetime of learning and continuing education, General professionalism including timeliness, consistency and cleanliness and liability insurance, waivers and invoicing.

Elective - Marketing tools, Online Yoga business, Websites, Promotion, Profession and Career.

Practicum - Knowledge, Skills, Experience across 12 key competencies, Mentorship component including apprenticeship and Feedback.

Additional topics - Complete sequencing (Asana, Pranayama and Meditation) to achieve particular effect.

Suggested Yoga Books for 200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training Course -

Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha - Swami Satyananda Saraswati

Raja Yoga - Swami Vivekananda or

Four Chapters on freedom - Swami Satyananda Saraswati

Yoga Darshan - Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati

Anatomy and Physiology - Not specified

21 days (3 weeks) - The total duration for this course is 21 days however with the day of arrival this becomes 22 days.

The daily schedule for 200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training Course is tentative and subject to change according to need. All classes are held for 6 days in a week.

  • 6.30am to 7am – Herbal tea/Drink
  • 7am to 8.30am – Hatha Yoga Asana, Pranayama and other practices followed by Relaxation
  • 8.30am to 9.30am – Breakfast
  • 10am to 11am – Anatomy
  • 11.15am to 12.15pm – Yoga Humanities and Philosophy
  • 12.15pm to 1pm - personal cleaning and Karma Yoga
  • 1pm to 2pm – Lunch
  • 3.30pm to 4.30 – Meditation and Relaxation (lecture, practice and Vice-versa), Professional essentials  (teaching methodology, professional development, practicum) and Yoga business tools
  • 5pm to 6.30pm – Asana alignment and adjustments (theory and practical training with teaching practices)
  • 6.30pm to 7.30pm – Dinner
  • 7.30 to 8.30pm – Kirtan, Chanting and video show etc. (optional session)
  • 9pm – Bed time

How to arrive (Airports) – The New Delhi International Airport (IGI) is located around 240 Kilometres from Rishikesh and the Jolly Grant Domestic Airport Dehradun is located around 20 Kilometres from Rishikesh. From both airports the cab/car services are available to reach Rishikesh at our school. From Delhi it's around 6 hours drive and from Dehradun it's around 40 minutes drive. If you wish we may organize your journey to our school in Rishikesh at a reasonable fair.

Registration - Please Register or write to us via our email - (sanatanayogsandesh@gmail.com) to check the availability of a place. It the place is available we will request you to fill in the registration form online. Then you need to make non-refundable deposit to finally be selected for the course.

Deposit - A non-refundable deposit of 300 Euro only for International, NRI students and total course fee only for Indian students plus transaction charges/commissions for is required to confirm the registration in the Yoga teacher training course. To pay please follow Payment.

Cancellation of the registration for the course - For the time being we do not provide this facility. Therefore, properly decide before you deposit the amount for the course.

Remaining Payment - The remainder payments can be made after arrival. For more details please look into Orientation guide in Download.

Accommodation, Food & Drink, Airports etc. - Please follow Accommodation and Yoga School.

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