200 HOUR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING IN RISHIKESH, INDIA - OVERVIEW
Venture out to Rishikesh, India for the powerful shift in your life – Physically, Mentally and Spiritually. The 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh at Yoga Vidya School will take you through great intentions for personal transformation. This Yoga Alliance Certified course in Rishikesh will advance your practice, empower you with best yogic techniques, awaken your energy in all aspects of life making you more confident, content and healthy. Connect to an authentic community of yoga teachers, scholars, and dedicated yogis in the Yoga Capital of the World.
From group learning to hands on practice, personal sadhna to properly aligned techniques you will have the lifetime opportunity to deeply immerse in the art of Yoga.And as a student, you will discover how to individualise and understand the Asana practice with regards to your spiritual needs and physical body.
As a mentor you will have the opportunity to share this yogic journey in a way that is authentic, directional, clear and which makes your voice more clear.
This 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in India at Rishikesh, is registered with Yoga Alliance USA and focuses mainly on following yoga educational categories:
- Ashtanga Yoga 5 times week, covering complete primary series
- Hatha Yoga 5 times a week, covering 60+ Asanas
- types of Pranayama and Yogic Breath Work
- 10+ Meditation Techniques, Including Mindful and Dynamic Meditations
- Yogic Anatomy + Adjustments alignments from Day 1
- Every day insightful and engaging sessions of Yogic Philosophy and Yoga Ethics
- Teaching Methodology, Sequencing and Demonstrations to become an inspiring yoga teacher
- Ayurveda Sessions on body constitutions, ayurveda herbs to get healed without allopathy
Why Our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh is Unique ?
- Master the authentic methods, principles, and techniques of practicing and teaching yoga with renowned teacher Prashant J Yoga in Rishikesh, India.
- This Yoga Teacher Training is different from other 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in many ways. It is the only Yoga Alliance Course based on Ghat Sadhana, which means more deep level of practicing of Asana, Alignments, Pranayama, Philosophy and Meditation.
- Ghat Sadhana is a principle of ancient yoga, inspired from the Earthen Pot which in Sanskrit means ‘Ghat.’ Like the Pot is strengthened and purified by fire, same ways our body need to be developed and strengthened by baking in the Yogic Fire.
- A bonus 21-days workshop on Adjustments & Alignment to work on injury or parts of the body which seem resistant to heal or change again makes this program a wonderful opportunity to learn and refine the yoga practice as per Individual body types.
- In 4 weeks, you will be a refined yoga practitioner, specialist at teaching and adjusting others body in the most authentic way.
- This can be the last yoga course you will ever need to be a perfect yoga practitioner and an inspiring yoga teacher.
Become A Skilled Practitioner and a Certified Yoga Teacher in 28 Days
The main focus of this yoga course is to make every student a dedicated and great yoga practitioner. Becoming a good practitioner of yoga before becoming a yoga teacher is important for many reasons. A solid yoga practice connects you to the roots of yoga, embodying and embracing the essence of yoga, which impacts your energy, confidence and effectiveness as a Yoga Teacher. Every lesson in our 200 Hour YTTC in Rishikesh forms the foundation of self practice on which authentic and effective teaching is built.
In addition to mastering the correct Asana, Pranayama and Meditation practice, this certified yoga training fosters a deep understanding of principles and philosophies of ancient Yoga traditions. Our special Yoga Teaching and Methodology sessions enable the students gain clarity in sequencing, instructions, connect and adjust their students in a safe and nurturing environment.
Extraordinary Multi-Style, Exposure to 14+ Yogic Subjects in One course
In this Yoga training course, you will get more than 14 subjects, which will cover the ancient secrets of Yogic Life that can use in your daily living to balance personal life, social life (family) and spiritual life. The foundation of 200 hour yoga teacher training course in rishikesh is based on the research of human alignment functional Asana and the variations that happen within the adjustments.
Subjects are the soul of any educational program or course. That is why we have chosen the subjects after through research, which are very important for every Practitioner of yoga. The study of these subjects prepares every student to become a great yoga teacher or human being.
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Curriculum
Hatha yoga is very vast subject and it is very difficult to explain this in brief. But still we will try to give a picture of what you will learn about Hatha Yoga in this course. Traditional Asana practice of Hatha Yoga, which is mostly based on the tradition of Shivananda Yoga and Satyananda Yoga. You will learn the two ways to perform the Asana practice:
- Dynamic way of asana to loosen up the joint.
- Static way of asana to strengthen the body.
Week One: The first week of Hatha Yoga classes is focused on - Pawan Muktasana series which are divided into three sections:- joints movements which prepares the joints and bones for the advance yoga asana, Second section is dedicated to core strengthening asanas, digestive system related asana and the Third section is focused on the asana series which channelise the energy throughout the body and prepares the body for dynamic Asana series- once you complete the PAWANMUKTASANA SERIES then students learn the traditional way of doing Surya Namaskar. At our school you will also learn the variations of salutation in different yoga tradition.
Week Two: In the Second Week, we focus on vinyasa where students will learn the different types of flow and transitions between the Asana.
Week Three and Week Four: In these weeks, the focus is on static asana practice where students learn the modifications variations of the Advanced asana. Students in this weeks also learn to stay Longer in Asana in order to become flexible strong and sustainable asana practitioner.
Week Three and Week Four: In these weeks, the focus is on static asana practice where students learn the modifications variations of the Advanced asana. Students in this weeks also learn to stay Longer in Asana in order to become flexible strong and sustainable asana practitioner.
During this 200 hours of Hatha Yoga Training, a student will get skilled with Pawanmuktasana Series, Surya Namaskar, Chandra Namaskaram, Standing Asanas, Kneeling Asanas, Sitting Asanas, Prone Asanas, Supine Asanas and Inversions.
In these four weeks of Hatha Yoga, you will not only practice asana but also practice its theory as:
- Why should you do these asanas
- What is the purpose of doing these sequence
- What are the Contra indications and benefits of the Asana practices
- Which time it’s good to do these sequences
- How to break down the advanced asanas in order to teach beginners
- How many times one Asana can be practiced
Ashtanga vinyasa is the dynamic form of doing asana. In this dynamic form of practice, achievements are attained by synchronising the body, mind and breath to a single rhythm. There are 6 series of this special practice.
- Ashtanga Primary Series
- Secondary Series
- Advance Series A,B,C and D
In our 200 hour yoga teacher training course students will learn the primary series of Ashtanga Vinyasa, which is called “YOG CHIKITSA,’ here Chikitsa means Therapy, so this series is also known as Yoga Therapy.
Why it is called Yoga Therapy?
Most of the asanas in the primary series of Ashtanga Vinyasa are forward bending poses which directly work the digestive system. A healthy digestive system means the whole body is diseases free. Therefore it work as a therapy for entire body and thus makes this series as therapeutic yoga.The Ashtanga practice is divided in two parts in this yoga course. One is Led class by the lead teacher in which teacher will guide the students with instruction and students practice by following each instruction. Second is Mysur style practice which the students will do a traditional way of Ashtanga Vinyasa with their own pace while understanding the rhythm of the breath.
First series is divided into three sections:
- Standing sequence which is the foundational part of Ashtanga vinyasa.
- Sitting sequence of Asana
In the First Week, A detailed study and practice on the standing foundational sequence of primary series with proper alignment is done. Once the students get familiar with foundational part of Ashtanga vinyasa teachers gradually leads them to the further sitting series and inversions. So by the end of the course students are able to perform whole series by their own with proper alignment and adjustment of each Asana.
Due to the creation of heat in the body, Ashtanga Yoga cleanses the body through sweating. Body gets more clear and gradually get into a natural shape when we practice it continuously. This characteeristics of Ashtanga Vinyasa practice make it one of the greatest and most demanding. Breathing and eyesight are important part of this particular type of practice. The body moves with the rhythm of the breathing from one asana to another asana. And when this action is continuously moving it takes the form of Meditation, thats the reason ashtanga vinyasa practice is also called a “DYNAMIC MEDITATION” The rhythmic of the body and breathing, leading to a special kind of control in the body, making the body effortless and smooth, even in every difficult posture. The body starts to feel lightheaded.
Eyesight or Drishti also has special significance in Ashtanga Yoga. The practice of Sight (Drishti) brings focus and focus brings stability in mind, which is extremely important for yoga practice. A human body has nine openings (doors), one is eyes. And this door or opening is very near to brain. Whatever disorders arise in the mind is because we do not have the control on our Eyes, due to which things from outside enter into our brain and the mind stores whatever it receives. The practice of Drishti controls this door, leading to a clear and stabilised mind. This practice is essential for the sadhaks whose body is rigid and lacks of flexibility. Continuous effort of this practice makes the body open by Third Week and makes difficult or advanced yoga posture easier. During this process, the students learn the method and technique of control on the body, making him or her to perform the Flow and Float, Handstand, Headstand, Intense Back Bend and related movements with ease and confidence.
Many of us consider Pranayama as the science of breathing but reality is the Pranayama and the Science of Breath are two different subjects. Pranayama means regulation of Prana where prana is not the breath, It is the subtle energy that resides in every living being which makes them eminent in this world. Whereas breathing is a subtle power that helps keep the body alive, which is composed of five elements.
It is very important for every yoga student and yoga teacher to understand that the science of breathing is quite different from the practice of pranayama. The science of breathing and the practice of pranayama in our school is therefore explained in a very detailed way.
Week One- In this week practice of the course deals with the distinction and the relationship between science of breath and pranayama, in which the student understand what exactly he or she is practicing. In the subject of Pranayama, we cover this practice in three stages: In the first stage the body is developed for the regulation of the Prana which is carried through the purification of the body. In this practice teachers will teach the practice of some special breathing techniques that help the pranic body to purify.
Week Two- During this week, the second stage emphasises the practices that help to purify the Nadis (pranic channels) present in the body and flow the prana to the channel. This is very important part of the pranayama practice and is completed in the second week.
Week Three and Four- The third stage comes after the expansion of the life to keep prana steady. This stage focus on the exercises which immobilise the prana by transmitting it to various parts of the body. Pranayama is not the new subject, it has been known in India for over 4000 years. Many Yoga scriptures talk about it. Also many texts written in the Pre-Buddhist period also referred to this techniques of Pranayam. It is not the simple subject to understand, proper guidance is needed in order to learn and understand these ancient techniques.
At Yoga Vidya School, we not only emphasises the exercises or techniques of the practice but also attempts to understand the history of those practices. This is very important, especially these days when people keep mixing informations on the internet without any serious research.
Anatomy is a medical term which is defined as the study of the structure of human body, covering the knowledge of external and internal organs. Knowing the Anatomy of human body is an added benefit to any health enthusiast, a yoga practitioner and a health or yoga professional. In the recent times, yoga practice has become very popular among all the age groups. Everyone wants do all kind of bends and twists to show off their advance asanas, but many of these do not understand their body in anatomical way. This has increased the chance of injuring the body. Therefore it is very important to have some knowledge of the Anatomy to make our practice more safe and effective. After understanding the knowledge and mechanism of the internal organs and external organs present in the body, each yoga practitioner can derive maximum benefit from the practice of yoga. There are two types of Anatomy, one is focused on medical side and second is Yogic side. At our yoga centre, we focus mainly on Yoga Anatomy which is focused in philosophy body, mental body, and energy body (subtle body). So here, you will explore not only the physiology of physical body, but also of the mental and the energy body.
- Physical body consists of Respiratory System, Circulatory System, Skeletal System, Muscular System, Digestive system, Joints and Bones etc.
- Mental body consists of Mind and Chitta
- Energy body consists Pancha Kosha
Having the right knowledge of the body allows you to reap the greatest advantage of the actions of yoga by understand the correct way. This will make any practitioner a good yoga teacher. In the yoga anatomy class, the students get opportunity to learn the right movements and ways of yoga posture and other processes such as breathing during Pranayama practice.
We strongly believe that one should know the Philosophy of Yoga before practising the yoga exercises. Especially if a yoga teacher is not aware of what the goal is, how can he or she explain the students the way to reach the goal. In olden times, yoga practice used to begin after knowing the purpose of yoga. It is used to inspire a beginner to be on the spiritual path. After knowing the true aim of yoga, every yoga sadhaka (practitioner ) used to practise yoga in the right direction by working on all round development of body. It is very necessary to know the goal of the practice before doing it. One of the Meaning of Darshan is “direct knowledge of goal” These days as Yoga is in trend, people just start the practice without knowing its purpose. That makes them unable to reach their goal even after years of hard work or practice. So in our course we first let the students learn their goal and purpose of practicing yoga which help them to achieve their goal. A brief study of important yoga texts, Patanjali Yoga Sutras is covered in this course. We cover all the philosophies, need to understand before and after yoga practice which is connected to yogic philosophy such as Shat Darshana, Sankya Yoga, Buddhist Philosophy, Vedanta Philosophy, Charvak Philosophy, Vaisheshik Philosophy, Mimansa Philosophy. During this training, we emphasise on Patanjali Yoga formula which is an important book of yoga.Week One is dedicated to Shath Darshan and the Purpose of Yoga and the next three weeks are dedicated to Yoga Sutras.
Mantra Chanting In Yoga Teacher Training Course
The shastras and ancient scriptures has many meanings of mantra, But what has been the most impressive one is, the “sound which purify the mind”
Mantra are the tools of mind
The first chanting Om is a mantra in itself, and it is believed that this is the first sound that is produced on earth. The literally means of mantra is thought or contemplation. Mantra is also a type of speech with the help of which we communicates with subtle powers. The mantra was therefore used to awaken subtle powers in antiquity or to please god and to establish contact with god. The mantra is not ordinary sound. this entire universe is pervaded by one wave self energy. That energy present in universe at Subtle form calls- naad.
In our 200 hour yoga ttc in rishikesh, we will focus on 8 mantra which we will learn to chant with musical instrument (Harmonium)
- Introduction of mantra, Philosophy amd purpose
- Mantra chanting OM
- Obstacles removal mantra ( ganesh mantra)
- Meaning and chanting
- food mantra
- Meaning and chanting
- guru mantra
- Meaning of guru
- Importance and Quality of guru
- teacher and student relationship mantra
- Meaning and chanting
- Patanjali mantra
- Meaning and chanting
- mantra for knowledge
- Meaning and chanting
- realisation mantra
- Meaning and chanting
- Origin of Sanskrit, and its purpose
- root letters of Sanskrit given by Shiva
Day-10, 11, 12
- chanting of root letters of sanskrit
- Sanskrit name of Asana and its meaning
Practicing meditation is the highest practice of yoga. No practice is complete without meditation. If we practice asans or practice pranayama, that too needs meditation. But meditation is also a practice in itself and needs to learn like other yogic practices. Meditation not only leads to mental development but also physical and spiritual growth , In the practice of meditation, the mind is used as a means and works on all other levels of the body, Which causes growth of physical mental and spiritual at the three levels. In fact, there are many ways to meditate, but in yoga vidya school we practice certain methods based on BIHAR SCHOOL OF YOGA which help the student to attain the higher stages of Concentration which helps one to lead in meditation .
The practices are :
- Practice of Yoga nidra
- Meaning, methods-and its purpose
- yoga nidra step by step
- Meaning, methods and purpose
- tratak/ yoga nidra
- kaya sthairyam ( conscious method of body stability)
- meaning and its purpose
- ajapa japa
- antar moun
- chidakash dharana
- antar moun/ chidakash dharna
- ajapa japa/ antar moun
- questions and answers
Yoga Nidra, known as Yogic Sleep, is one of the powerful meditation techniques include in the yoga practice. We cover all important aspects of this deep mediation, perform in the Savasana or Corpse Pose. These sessions will take you through the understanding of Pancha Mahakosha (Five layers of self). The Basics, the Purpose, the traditions and the risks – everything is taught during the 200 hours of this yoga training in Rishikesh. Yoga nidra is so powerful practice that is also popular as the victory over sleep. Some of the amazing benefits of yogic sleep or yoga nidra are better release of emotions, complete relief from stress, anxiety and depression, improve sleep quality, etc.
This Yogic and Spiritual process completes in three stages - the first step is the purification of the body. Energy can be transferred to the body only after it is purified. Because no practice is fruitful without the body is pure and clean. There are primary six functions of body purification in yoga which are called Shatkarma. In our courses every student will be provided with full attention and importance of these six yogic cleansing practices. These six cleansing practices are:
This sutra is taken from important epic of yoga- GHERAND Samhita, According to it there are 6 major cleansing practises which helps to clean different part of the body in order to expand the energy. These 6 practices are :
- Looliki (Nooli)
The 6 important activities mentioned above are essential to the purification of the body. The practice of these six prior to the practice of yoga were considered very important in the ancient time. So as per the tradition, these six practices are taught before further advanced yoga techniques at Yoga Vidya School. And this prepares the students for further practice. The process of purification is carried out mostly in the morning when the body is ready to receive new energy. These purification practices (shatkarma) are performed in the presence of the expert yoga teachers, ensuring each student gets proper guidance and attention. And if any mistake happen at the time of practice, can be rectified immediately. A teacher or guidance is needed in the beginning and later with constant practice, the students can practice by themselves. These activities can also be practiced daily at the time of the course or during off days.
Explore the roots and journey back in the time to the origins of this sacred science of wellness. This yoga teacher training sessions offer you an opportunity to understand the real meaning of the practice and the richness of yoga tradition, which is far beyond to physical asanas. Our yoga professor will explain how yoga has been evolving since 5000 BCE in a very short and interesting way.
In these lectures during the 200 hour Yoga TTC in Rishikesh, students will understand how to incorporate yogic principles into daily life, off the mat too. Yoga is scientific and spiritual system that creates harmony in all aspects of human life. We create wonders in our day-to-day activities once we start incorporating the principles of yoga in an effective way.
These lessons in this yoga course will provide a good introduction to the Sanskrit language, prepared as per the need of dedicated yoga practitioners and the yoga teachers in today’s time. You will not only transform your personal practice but also make it more meaningful and understand its beauty once you start recognising the important yogic terms or phrases of Sanskrit. Refine your pronunciation and share and teach the practice with confidence.
A yoga teacher training is incomplete without sessions of teaching methodology. Combination of Instructions, Observation, Demonstration and Sequencing, yoga teaching methodology plants an important role in creating effective and competent yoga instructors. Aspiring yoga students can gain a comprehensive understanding of understanding individual body type and adjust their bodies with confidence without making them feel uncomfortable.
Led by Certified Ayurveda Doctor, we offer few sessions on foundational concepts of Ayurveda in this 200 hour YTTC. In these ayurveda classes, we cover important topics including the Prakriti, the three Doshas – Vata, Pitta and Kapha, Ayurveda Herbs and Ayurveda Diet. Ayurveda Daily and Seasonal Routines, Ayurvedic Psychology and Physiology are also discussed during these lectures.
Daily Schedule for 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh
|06:30 AM - 08:00 AM
|08:00 AM - 08:45 AM
|09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
|10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
|Mantra / Alignment & Adjustment
|11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
|12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
|Lunch & Rest
|03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
|Anatomy / Teaching Methodology
|04:15 PM - 05:45 PM
|Asana Practice With Alignment
|06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
What’s Included and Not Included
What Does This Yoga Course Package Include?
- 28 nights shared room accommodation with attached bathroom.
- 24x7 Filtered drinking water and hot water.
- Well-designed Course Material.
- Beautiful Bag and School T-shirt.
- Shat Kriyas or Yogic Cleansing Kit.
- Three nutritious organic meals per day, plus Indian Masala Chai for morning and evening.
- Cultural Trips and Excursions that include sunrise trek in Himalayas and visit to spiritual caves, ashrams, waterfalls and nearby villages.
- WiFi and Beautiful sitting area to study and spend quality Me-time
- On-call Doctor and Emergency Services.
What Is Not Included In This Yoga Package?
- Additional Charges for Private Room - $200 USD.
- Additional Charges for Air-Conditioning Room - $150 USD.
- Additional Charges for Pick and Drop and for any taxi services.
An intensive course like 200 hour yoga teacher training requires the comfort of positive, clean and safe place. The accommodation facility in Rishikesh has been developed keeping in mind the needs of yoga practitioner, especially coming from the modern lifestyle of cities or countries. Our venue is located in the deep Himalayan forest, away from touristy hotels. The rooms are basic but beautiful, spacious and comfortable with modern facilities like Wifi, Hot Water, Western Toilets, Comfortable Linen, etc.
Beautiful Sunset point and open Himalayan view add a touch of natural beauty to our surrounding.
We serve fresh nutritious food for our yogic guests from our in-house sattvic kitchen. Our kitchen staff has years of experience in preparing and serving Indian healthy food like Ayurvedic Khicri, Rotis, Multi-flavoured Rice, Biryani, Dahls, Idlis, Dalia, Poha, Mix-veg Pranthas, etc. All the ingredients such as spices, raw vegetables, fruits, milk, yogurt, etc are sources from local village organic vendors.
Our refreshing Indian Masala Chai or Tea with Milk and without Milk are one of the favourite beverages of our guests. The spices like ginger, cardamom, clove, cinnamon, turmic make it a special drink of the area.
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Reviews and Feedback
"The liberty, the inside oneness and openess that I felt after Prashant's classes always fullfilled me. I could feel the energy rising as well as the expansion of my limits. It is with a deep work of precision, humor, gentleness and perseverance that he gives his class. Prashant allowed me to go deeper on my and others and open new pathways. He's on of those who inspire and stays next to you for time ahead. Thank Prashant to have align me in so many ways and brought me further on. See you soon"
"I believe Yoga Vidya School’s 200 hour yoga teacher training can change anybody's view on Yoga and its practice. The course teach you about real yogic lifestyle with its true meaning. The yoga teachers of this school have rich knowledge of all the aspects and principles of Yoga and goes deep into it to make it accessible to all level of students. Mantra and philosophy classes can give you a whole new energy. Another important factor that make this school the best, is its location away from the crowd of hotels and yoga schools of Rishikesh. The place is blessed with nature, making you feel like a real yoga retreat in jungle."
If you are a purely beginners in the yogic journey, You might be thinking - what is 200 hours of yoga teachers training means?
This 200 hours of yogic wisdom is very special and important which will make your yoga sadhana to uplift your life.
Truth is the whole life itself is not enough to understand yoga and its practices. But the team at Yoga Vidya School, strongly believes if there is integrity and enough guidance is available, then a moment is also enough to pursue and live the best of yoga lifestyle.
So these 200 hours are those precious hours when you put your full energy on raising your standard of living through ancient yogic techniques. Each one minute you will use in this duration, will work as a ladder in moving the level of your life to heights. And will help you to purify yourself to make you an enlightened human being by living the life as per Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana, Samadhi.
Through Asanas and Pranayama practice, you will strengthen your body inside and outside, and through Meditation and Philosophy, you will improve your mental health. Yogic Cleaning or Shat Kriyas will remove all the toxins from your body.
In this 200 hours of your yoga journey, you will prepare your body through yoga asana and pranayama practice and will also strengthen your mind through yoga philosophy. You will use the yogic cleaning to purify yourself physically and also use the meditation to purify mentally.
The two important reasons do 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Approved Teacher Training Course in Rishikesh:
- You want to give right direction to your life and make your life useful for others.
- You want to make yoga as a profession and want to make everyone healthy and happy.
First reason goes on the side of those who want to figure out the true ways of living. And for such people, 200 Hour Yoga TTC at Yoga Vidya School is perfect choice. We are saying this on the basis of the experience of our past students who shared the changes in their life after finishing this training. Apart from this, the scientific reason is it uplift the energy of your body when you spend time for yourself, detaching from stress and busy world and practice yogic movements that detoxify entire body. All this brings clarity in mind and so you understand the life better and take right decisions in life without any doubt.
Second reason is based on those people who want engage themselves in some profession which will not only make some income to live, but also spreads positivity and peace by making others healthy and happy. Moreover, a yoga profession also boosts spirituality in the world and therefore after finishing the certified yoga course, you can spread the spiritual, pure and sacred way of living.
By becoming a certified yoga teacher you do not remain confined to only one religion, you can rise above every religion and teach a meaning of true life.
The 200 hour yoga teacher training course is designed for beginners that are seeking traditional foundational knowledge and cannot find the right path. This course is beneficial for those who want to clear their basic about yoga through our well prepared yoga curriculum, designed after deep research and study by Prashant Jakhmola, the founder of Yoga Vidya School.
The main purpose of this yoga alliance certified course is delivering the foundations of the yogic practices to our students so they can practice it with deep understanding and later pass this valuable knowledge to others. We strongly believe that only a good practitioner can be a great teacher. For Yoga Vidya School, unlike the way yoga is taught in many other places, Yoga is a Way of Life which brings you to the crystal clear reality with pure consciousness.
Numerous students around the globe come to us, and many of them call themselves advanced or experienced yoga practitioners because they have attended few yoga courses or have checked some yoga books or google links. But when they join our 200 hour yoga teacher training in Rishikesh or in other yoga destinations,and get our curriculum, they get extremely surprised with the content and the syllabus we cover in our yoga programs at yoga vidya school because they never have seen or practiced it before.
So we request all our readers or yoga enthusiasts to first check our yoga training curriculum before they tag themselves with the level of yoga. But remember when you read the curriculum don’t only check the topic or title or subjects but also the descriptions. Many readers or visitors may read only the title of the subjects which sounds familiar to numerous other Yoga Websites or Schools and therefore they miss the real contentwhich is the soul of our courses.
This course can also be equally important and beneficial for dedicated yoga seekers or those who may have already received the advance yoga lessons or certification from another yoga school but want to strengthen their yoga practice and knowledge base with us.
The ending week of 200 Hour yoga alliance approved teacher training course develops the strong foundation for Advance Yoga, which is very important for those who want to step into 300 hours yoga teacher training course, 500 hours advance yoga teacher training course, ashtanga yoga teacher training, hatha yoga teacher training or dive deeper into a life of a Yogi.
Setting a goal before initiating anything is very important because nothing succeeds without a clear goal. Everyones’ goal is different and their paths are different to achieve the goal. But the path of Yoga is such a path which not only leads you to accomplish the ultimate goal while letting you reach your other small goals. Because this path supports and strengthens you physically, mentally and emotionally which is needed for in a small journey or action to big achievements or goals.
Yoga is a practice where the soul develops along with the all - round development of the body. Since the practice of yoga is not confined to physical practice, the process involves upliftment of energy by reaching depths of mind. A yoga student remains calm by mind and strong by body.
- Strong Physical Body: The practice of asana in yoga develops flexibility, tenacity and sustainability of the body which is a base for good physical health.
- Healthy Mind: A flexible, strong and sustainable physical body is essential to stable the mind. A healthy mind is the base of intelligence. Intelligence has to be in the right direction in order to grow in society. That is why by yoga is recommended for each being of this society.
- Improved Focus: Practicing yoga improves the focus of mind or thoughts, which is a major requirement to achieve the goal in life. There is no target which is unable to achieve until we have a strong focus.
- Better Consistency and Discipline: The most important development through this course will be of consistency and discipline Through this course you will get addicted to constant practice which will strengthen your yoga sadhana, helping you to become an advanced practitioner.
- Better Way of Thinking with Yogic Philosophy: Today, there are many yoga teachers who are great at Asanas, but do not know the history of yoga, philosophy of yoga . In this course, you are not only improving health, but also learning the ancient yoga scriptures and yogic philosophy which will make you a complete, knowledgeable and inspiring human being and a yoga teacher.
- Better Lifestyle or Better Human Being: Yoga is the art of living life, It is a lifestyle that inspires person for physical, mental and spiritual growth So by this practice you will become a good human being who will motivate the society for better development.
If you are headed for our 200 hour yoga teacher in Rishikesh, here are few advises to prepare yourself with confidence for your amazing yogic journey:
- Cultivate Daily Yoga Practice : Just get into the habit of coming to your yoga mat everyday to prepare yourself physically, mentally and psychologically for this intensive course. You can also join our daily online yoga classes to make yoga your habit and also to understand our teachings or accent better before you reach here.
You may not need rigorous yoga practice before you join the course, a regular practice and knowledge of Surya Namaskar can be great choice to get ready for authentic yoga sessions of yoga vidya school.
- Prepare Your Mind and Spirit: Many students say the experience of our 200 Hour TTC is transformative and beyond their imaginations, so be open and prepare your mind and soul to balance your low and high emotions during the training. One of the best ways to get ready for this is to sit for regular meditation practice and mindful breathing.
- Learn or Google the basics of Yoga philosophy and Indian Vedic Culture: Knowing some basic terms and concepts of yogic philosophy and how to practice yoga off the mat will not only prepare you for the training but also excite you to experience deeper cultural immersion of India.
- Plan your Journey and Itinerary: Get ready with all the needed travel documents like Your VISA for India. Review your itinerary and packing list and inform the school in advance if you need pick up from the airport. This will reduce lot of your stress and anxiety especially when you are traveling first time to India.
Yoga Teacher Training Certification, Yoga Alliance USA
The 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga Vidya School is registered with Yoga Alliance USA.
Yoga Alliance is a non-profit organisation that sets standards for yoga teacher training courses, schools and yoga community around the world. They do not provide the yoga training directly to students or practitioners but lay down the guidelines and standards for the syllabus to follow in these month-long yoga teacher training in India or anywhere else. Yoga Alliance Website also maintains the data of the registered yoga teachers who have completed their 200 Hours from the certified yoga schools like Yoga Vidya School.
Registering with the Yoga Alliance is an important step for many yoga teachers and yoga industry professionals these days. It certifies them to teach and get yoga teaching jobs at various retreat and yoga teacher training centres. Its an accomplishment, a degree or a badge of honor to display in the professional world of Yoga Community around the globe.
After successfully completing 4 weeks or the 200 hours of our Yoga Course in Rishikesh, you will receive a Yoga Alliance Certificate that allows you to register with Yoga Alliance and teach yoga internationally with a badge of RYT200.
Excursions for 200 Hour YTT in Rishikesh
Kunjapuri Temple visit is a spiritual tour with beautiful sunrise in the Himalayas. One of the highest points near Rishikesh, this temple is an energetic shakti peeth among 52 peeths of goddesss shakti. After trekking to the top, the entry gate has stairs that almost feels as if staircase of the heavens. A visit to Kunjapuri is one of the top attractions around Rishikesh which is worth the experience – the most stunning sunrise, the panoramic views of the Himalayan range, the local villages and the colorful shops.
World Famous Evening Ganga Aarti at Parmarth Niketan
‘Aarti’ is a prayer or one’s expression of devoted love towards God. It is an act of singing and chanting of mantras with meditative awareness and a deep sense of adoration. So in the Ganga Aarti ceremony, we express our devotion and love for mother Ganges. We visit Parmarth Ashram where this spiritual ceremony is performed on the Ganges with mantras, diyas and the beating drums. You can sit quietly or can sing the bhajans, chant mantras and swing in ecstasy as yogis do the Bhakti Yoga.
Mauni Baba Cave
A mysterious cave on the way to Neelkanth Mahadev temple. Surrounded by lush green Himalayan forest, this natural cave is a home of Himalayan ascetic sage who is also known as Jatadhari Baba. With a richness of meditative energy, this place has an interesting story about how the Guruji came here living the city life. Students can meditate in the small dome shaped cave and can also interact with the monk during their visit.
Yoga Teacher Training Frequently Asked Questions
Because yoga is such an education and self transformational process that can be experienced only by those who are really looking for a life full of positivity and wholistic health and want to inspire other for the same.
You are not eligible for the course, if you are:
- Not self-motivated to experience Yoga.
- Underwent major surgery
- Unable to attend all classes
- Unable to give up the drug or habits like drinking alcohol
- Can not live without eating meat
- Can not follow the rules and guidelines of Yoga Vidya School
Rules and Code of Conduct for Yoga Students and Enthusiasts at Yoga Vidya School
At Yoga Vidya School, we expect proper Yogic discipline and a code of conduct from all our dear students of 200 hour YTTC program in Rishikesh. Following are the disciplinary rules for our participants.
- Smoking and Alcohol or any form of drugs are strictly prohibited in the school campus.
- Maintain punctuality and arrive on time for the classes – late entry is not permitted for the yoga sessions.
- Be respectful to the yoga teachers and management and obey all the rules and policies.
- Return the borrowed books or any item on time and in the condition they are issued.
- Our accommodation or rooms are offered only to YTTC students and relatives or guests are not allowed without prior permission.
- Inform the kitchen staff or manager at reception in advance if you are planning to eat out or skip any meal.
Policies Of Yoga Vidya School
- Anti Harassment Policy- No student shall be responsible for any sort of harassment issue. Protections against sexual, personal, physical, harassment is a heavy punishable act.
- Anti- Retaliation Policy-This is the rule for protection against any sort of violation of the code of conduct.
- Attendance Policy- This policy helps students figure out all queries and questions regarding attendance and participation in different events. Attendance is very strict and everyone must follow the policy and guidelines to get final certification in the end.