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Rishikesh, India

300 Hours Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training
Course in Rishikesh India

300 Hours Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Course in Rishikesh India is a fully residential course which envisages systematic theoretical as well as practical methods of traditional Kundalini Yoga. The course is all about Kundalini and the practices which eventually leads to the manifold expressions of spiritual dimension at the individual level.

Description of the image of Goddess Kali walking on the chest of God Shiva - The Shiva lying like a corpse is witness and inert. The Shakti above is in an active state. Both symbolically represent the creation and its process which means that in the witness of Shiva, Shakti creates. This is stated in the Kubjika Tantra (Ch. I) that it is not Brahma, Vishnu and Rudra who create, maintain and destroy but their Shakti such as Brahmani, Vaishnavi and Rudrani. Activity is the nature of Prakriti (Shakti). It is for this reason the female form is represented in sexual union as being above the male. When Shakti stands above Shiva, then this symbolism in the case of Kali (the Goddess) means liberating aspect of the universal Mother. (Principles of Tantra - I. 823).

Kundalini - The term Kundalini in a more intellectual sense refers to “dormant supra-mental energy” in individual existence. In tradition of Yoga, Kundalini has been revered as “Mother Shakti which grants access to the extra-sensory phenomenon and liberation.” There are many literal as well as philosophical implications of the word “Kundalini” however, we would like to site the beautiful exposition of great Swami Satyananda Saraswati who writes - “Kundalini is not a myth or an illusion. It is not a hypothesis or a hypnotic suggestion. Kundalini is a biological substance that exists within the framework of the body. It's awakening generates electrical impulses throughout the whole body and these impulses can be detected by modern scientific instruments and machines. Therefore, each of us should consider the importance and the benefits of awakening Kundalini”. For more information please, refer to Kundalini Yoga.

Attention - Those who are going to join this 300 Hours Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Course should be well-informed that we organize traditional study of Kundalini Yoga which was previously called "Laya Yoga". We don't teach Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan.

300 Hours Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Course and assessment - The entire Yoga Teacher Training Course is the assessment of 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 – 28 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).

Prayer to Mother Kundalini

Jaago ma kula kundalini , Jaago ma kula kudalini jago ma 

Meaning – Wake up Mother Kundalini.

tumi nityananda-svarupini, tumi brahmananda-svarupini

Meaning – Thou whose nature is Bliss Eternal—The Bliss of Brahman.

prasupta bhujagakara, adhara padmavasini

Meaning – Thou dwelling like a serpent asleep at the lotus of Muladhara,

trikone jale krishanu, tapita hailo tanu

Meaning – Sore, affected and distressed am I in body and mind,

muladhara tyaja shive, svayambhu shiva-vesthini

Meaning – Do thou bless me and leave thy place at the basic lotus. Consort of Siva the Self-caused Lord of Universe,

gaccha susmnara patha, svadhisthane havo udita

manipura anahata, vishuddhajna sancarini

Meaning – Do thou take thy upward course through the central canal, leaving behind Svadhishthana, Manipuraka, Anahata, Vishuddha, and Ajna.

sirasi sahasradale, parama shivete mile

Meaning – Be thou united with Siva, thy Lord the God. At Sahasrara—the thousand-petalled-lotus in the brain.

krida karo kutuhale, sacchidanandadayini

Meaning – Sport there freely, O Mother, Giver of Bliss Supreme. Mother, who is Existence, Knowledge, Bliss Absolute.

Jaago ma kula kundalini , Jaago ma kula kudalini jago ma 

Meaning – Wake up, Mother Kundalini! Wake up.

300 Hours Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Course in Rishikesh India eligibility –

  • The participants should have already completed 200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training Course.
  • The participants must have experience of Yoga either as a practitioner or teaching (at least two years).
  • The participants should have spiritual orientation in order to harness and undergo the practices of Kundalini Yoga.
  • The participants must be able to hold a posture of meditation for at least 20 minutes, ability to hold relevant posture of Hatha Yoga conveniently for some time (minimum 15 seconds) without any discomfort.
  • The participants must have the capacity to hold the breath for 5 to 10 seconds in continuity of any practice without difficulty.
  • The participants should be able to practice discipline of Yoga such as purity, punctuality, early waking up, participation in the 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 28 days intensive training with discipline in order to imbibe the knowledge of Yoga.

300 Hours Traditional Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Course in Rishikesh India incorporates a unique blend of practices from various branches of Yoga. They come under the following heads –

1. Techniques, Training and Practice – Several  practices with designed orientation, breathing, awareness, visualization and devotion come in this category. They are -

Asana – Very specific and selective postures of Hatha Yoga such as Standing, Supine, prone – (backward, forward, spine twist), Inversion, Balance, Specific Padmasana Asana and Vajrasana Asana (Lotus and Thunderbolt series postures) in a prescribed sequence for Kundalini Yoga purposes.

Pranayama – Higher techniques of breathings with awareness, visualization, retention, use of Mudra and Bandha (Yogic Svashan, Kapalabhati, Bhastika, Nadi Shodhana, Sheetali, Sheetkari, Bhramari, Ujjayi, Surya Bheda and Moorcha). In addition, altogether 12 classical Pranayama with aim to stimulate special Nadi, Prana, Chakra and Kundalini.

Mudra – Specific, selected and important gesture to affect energy in body. In addition, 10 specific and very important mudra from ancient scriptures expressed by enlightened Yogis for Kundalini awakening.

Bandha – Important locks to block the flow of energy in body (Jalandhara Bandha, Uddiyana Bandha, Moola Bandha and Maha Bandha).

Satkarma – Purificatory practices in Yoga (Laghu Sankhaprakshalana, Vaman, Jala Neti and Sutra Neti).

Meditation - Fundamental and intermediate practices of Yoga Nidra with Chakra awareness, Yogic breathing with awareness, Fundamental practices of developing awareness, Kaya asthairyam (stillness of body) and its intermediate level, Awareness of natural breath and its intermediate level, Awareness of peace, Antarmouna (inner silence) with awareness of natural sensory responses, awareness of natural thought process, conscious creation and disposal of thought and awareness and disposal of spontaneous thoughts, Japa (chanting) of sacred mantra or holy syllables with rosary, Ajapa Japa (spontaneous chanting) with awareness of frontal psychic passage and awareness of frontal psychic passage with SOHAM, Developing awareness with mantra such as AUM, Fundamental Dharana (concentration) practices and concentration with sacred mantra, Trataka (gazing), Dharana (concentration) on pancha tattva (five elements), Nadi (channel), Prana, Chakra (seven chakra) and Kundalini, Void meditation and Group meditation for universal peace and harmony.

Mantra - Special mantra chanting, their meaning and further explanation to use them as a form of meditation for greater understanding and experience.

Devotional practices - Specific rituals, prayers, special mantra, moral guidelines, disciplines and additional practices for unified experience.

2. Teaching Methodology – This is a combination of complex topics such as Designing Kundalini Yoga class, How to teach different Kundalini practices, How to be good Yoga teacher, Ethical guidelines, Develop communication skills, Time management, Principles of demonstration, Assistance, Awareness, Correction, Styles of teaching, Specific needs of individuals in a Yoga class and Business aspects of Yoga teaching etc.

3. Anatomy and Physiology -

(a) Modern human anatomy and physiology - Overview and additional details of (Skeleton, Muscular, Digestive, Respiratory, Cardiovascular, Endocrine and Nervous system with regards to Kundalini Yoga and its practices), Urinary system and Reproductive system (female and male), Immune System, Important Joints and their movements in different Asana and Important muscles and their movements in different Asana.

(b) Yoga human anatomy and physiology - Discussion on Human body according to Kundalini Yoga and its relation to the study of human body in modern study regarding 3 Bodies, 5 elements, 5 Kosha, Prana, Mind, 5 Sense organs and 5 Motor organs, Nadi, Chakra and Kundalini.

(c) Holistic approach of Yoga - Learning how the system of Kundalini Yoga needs to be incorporated for human well-being of body, mind, emotion and spirit.

4. Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers - Overview of the fundamental topics from 200 Hours Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Course, Sristi (Creation) and Pralaya (Dissolution), Concept of Dharma, Dharma and Karma relation, Religion and its true essence with reference to comparative study of different faiths of the world, Hinduism - a way of living with reference to other ism’s as ways of living, Reflection on the life of great Gurus of different parts of the world with special reference to Swami Vivekananda, Bhakti Yoga as the Yoga of Kaliyuga, Kundalini Yoga, History of Kundalini Yoga, Development of Kundalini Yoga, Important schools of Kundalini Yoga, Great teachers of Kundalini Yoga, Human body according to Kundalini Yoga (3 bodies, 5 elements, 5 Koshas, 5 Pranas, 5 Sense organs and 5 Motor organs, Mind, Nadi, Chakra and Kundalini according to ancient scriptures), Concept and methodology of Kundalini Yoga, Aspects of Kundalini Yoga for spiritual evolution, Ancient scriptures on Kundalini Yoga which is Shiva Samhita (Pratham Patal, Dvitiya Patal, Tritiya Patal, Chaturtha Patal and Pancham Patal), Yogic lifestyle, Ethics for a Yoga Teacher, Ethical guidelines as an individual and as a Yoga teacher.

5. Practicum – Practice of teaching different practices in groups as the lead instructor, Observe and assist while others teaching, Focus on specific practices and Compiling feedback etc.

Karma Yoga - During the course individuals undergo psychic experiences which require to be assimilated within. For this Karma Yoga is the best means. Depending upon the requirements we many incorporate this as well.

Suggested Yoga Books for 300 Hours Traditional Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Course -

Kundalini Tantra - Swami Satyananda Saraswati

Kundalini Yoga - Swami Sivananda Saraswati

Shiva Samhita - Any translation

Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha - Swami Satyananda Saraswati

Prana and Pranayama - Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati

The Science of Pranayama - Swami Sivananda Saraswati

Raja Yoga - Swami Vivekananda

Anatomy and Physiology - Not specified

28 days (4 weeks) - The total duration for this course is 28 days however with the day of arrival this becomes 29 days.
The daily schedule for 300 Hours Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Course in Rishikesh India 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. If 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 20000/- INR only for Indian students plus transaction charges/commissions is required to confirm the registration in 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.

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