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200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India



The residential 200 Hours Hatha, Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training Course in Rishikesh at Rishikesh Yog Van registered with Yoga Alliance USA. This course is for all kinds of people who are passionate about Yoga whether they are Yoga teachers , yoga practitioners, singers, actors , doctors, students, businessmen etc. The course content and teaching pattern has been designed in a way that anybody can learn it very easily.

If you want to choose yoga as a career, you are in right direction. After completion of the course, students will be able to share knowledge with their counterparts. There will be a makeover in their personality. And students will be confident and deliver in every field very efficiently. The blessing in disguise is that the students will get health benefit after completion of course.

This teacher training is 28 days residential 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course Program in Rishikesh , India.Rishikesh is perfect place for Yoga teacher training and retreat.Rishikesh is world captital of Yoga and it is famous for its ancient tradition , natural beauty.

Since the ancient time , many saints have been following the spiritual path.You can feel the spiritual energies in Rishkesh and its surrounding area.Only visiting by this , we feel relaxed and calm. It is the tapah(austerity) of those saints and sages , we are blessed with postive energies and vibration.

200 Hours Yoga teacher Training in Rishikesh ,India


What is yoga teacher training course?



The teacher training program is intended to improve yoga knowledge among the aspirants. In this 200 hour yoga TTC, students learn different yogic practices. There is common perception that asana is yoga but when a person joins this yoga teacher training program , he/she gets to know that there is some deeper aspects of yoga which are needed to be learnt for clear understanding .

The course has been divided into two categories i.e. theory sessions and practice sessions. Students practice different yogic practices in different timing on daily basis. The duration of each has also been set. In theory session, students learn the physiological and spiritual effects of these yogic practices. what are the benefits and contra-indications of these yogic practices.

In this yoga teacher training course , students learn asana style like Hatha yoga , Ashtanga Yoga. The asanas gross have effect in this physical body so people get health benefits by practicing these.Asanas are helpful in balacing differnt systems working in our body.Asanas removes impurities and toxins from the body and increses blood supply to organs so organs are norished well and in turn , organs work efficiently.

But asanas have subtle effect in pranic(energy) body as well.If asanas are praticed with awarenes , these are more effective and unblock the nadis(energy channels).According to yogic text , there are 72000 nadis in the body. If these are blocked , we get diseases.So asanas are helpful in removing energy blockges.Asanas remove energy blockages from annamaya kosha(food sheath) so that prana(energy) becomes subtle enough to enter the next energy sheath.Annamaya kosha is one of the panch koshas(five energy sheath).

What is yoga teacher training?

Students practice different pranayamas in this yoga course.Pranayamas are breathing practices.And it is proved in many studies that pranayamas has many health benefits.Pranayamas improves lungs capacity and beneficial in many diseases like ashtma , hypertension , diabetes etc.On subtle level pranayamas work on pranamaya kosha(energy seath).

People joins yoga studios and they only practice asana there.They don't know about other yogic practices which are helpful in creating balance.One of such practices is Shatkarma.Shatkarmas(six cleansing practices) are part of this yoga teacher training course.The shatkarmas have been mentioned in tradtional hatha yoga texts like hathpradipika , gherenda samhita etc.The shatkarmas do cleansing of differt organs in a natural way.These kriyas purifies digestive system , ears , nostrils , lungs , eyes etc.

Mudras(seal) are another yogic practices. These are higher practices which are practiced for awakening the dorment centers in the brain.These create energy circuit and stimulte different energy points present in subtle body so there can be awakening.Mudras are practiced for kundalini awakening as well.

Bandhas(energy locks) can be practiced seperately or these are practiced with pranayamas.According to yoga philoshoply , energies are flowing in different directions in subtle body.By applying the bandhas during pranayamas , these reverse the dirctions of energies.So there can be bursting and we can experience the spiritual awakening.

But bandhas are beneficial for throat ailments.These balances the digestive system , reproductive system , excretory system.These tones the nervous system and imrpoves blood circulation.

Dhyana(Meditation) reduces the stress , axiety.This is helpful in treating chronic fatigue.It is beneficial in high blood pressure , diabetes , respiratory disorders , depression etc.

So it is clear that all the above yogic practices have many heatlh benefits and these are part of this yoga teacher training progam.This teacher training program creates harmony in people's life.Also this course improves the yoga skills of students and students get to know ,how to teach ? what to teach ? when to teach ? where to teach ?.

People from all corners of the world come to Rishikesh to join this course for different purposes. Few want to take a holy dip in yoga, few come only for understanding what the yoga all about is. Few are attracted to spirituality, few for health benefits, and few for only practice. Few students choose yoga as a career so if they join this course they would have an extra edge over others.

Food is another important aspect in yoga.The kind of food we eat , it reflects in our personality.The food affects us physically as well as mentally.We serve the satwic food in this yoga course.



Why should you join this 200 hours Yoga TTC in Rishikesh?


  • In this 200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training Course(YTTC), you would learn different aspects of yoga like yoga philosophy, yoga anatomy, pranayamas (breathing techniques), shatkarmas(cleansing techniques), meditation etc.
  • In the present time , professional yoga teacher demand is growing up all around the world,This "200 hours Yoga TTC Certificate" will give you extra edge over untrained people.
  • The experienced teachers teach you key points which improve your yoga teaching skills.
  • After this yoga TTC , You will have good understanding of yoga, which would improve your teaching potential.
  • Rishikesh is the world captial of India.It is also known for its natural beauty , spiritual energies.Since the ancient time saints and sages have been doing sadhana(spiritual practice) at Rishikesh , India.It is surrounded by hilly mountains and holy river Ganga flows here.So this is the perfect place for learning yoga.
  • This 200 hours Yoga Teacher training course would be helpful for your personal growth as well.
  • Your mind and body start working in harmony.As a result, you can make a balance between your personal and professional life easily.
  • There will be a transformation in yourself after this Yoga TTC Certification. And definitely, you would experience that in yourself.
  • Impurities from your body and mind will be removed as a result you will get health benefits.


Accommodation


  • Private room with attached bathroom and toilet.
  • 24x7 water supply.
  • Superfast wifi.
  • Each room has cupboard belongings.
  • Rooms are neat and clean.

Food


  • Three times satwic meal per day.
  • The meals are nutritious.
  • We serve the helthy vegetarian food and use indian spices.
  • The Spices are a kind of herbs which are good for body.
  • Two times chai(India Tea).


200 Hours Yoga TTC Syllabus



  • What is hatha yoga and philosophy?
  • History and origin of Yoga
  • Introduction to Hatha Yoga- Mudra, Bandha, Panch Koshas, Panch Vaayus
  • Kundalini Yoga-Chakras,Nadis
  • Mind-Thought Power
  • Patanjali's 8 Limbs of Yoga – Yamas , Nisyamas, Asanas,Pranayama , Pratyahara , Dharana , Dhyana , Saamadhi
  • Srimad Bhagavad-Gita – Gyan Yoga, Karma Yoga , Bhakti Yoga
  • Six systems of Indian Philosophy –Shankhya,Pantajali Yog Sutra, Nyaya, Vaiseshik, mimansa,Vedanta
How do yogic practices like asana, shatkarmas affect our body? This will cover up in this session.
Cells & Tissues

Muscular System : types of muscles, names of muscles, Effect of yogic practices on muscular system, awakening of muscles in different yoga postures, problems with stiff muscles, yoga postures to target specific muscles, active use of muscles for joints protection, yoga postures, and flexibility.

Skeletal System : Bones in body , axial skeletal , appendicular skeletal , ligaments , tendons ,types of joints , structure of the joints , range of motion in the joints , problem with bad postures , stability of the joints in yoga postures , correct alignment of yoga postures , effect of yoga postures in vertebral column , problems with stiff spine , nourishment of intervertebral disc by yoga postures , reasons of shoulder pain knee pain button pain during the yoga class and its solutions.

Respiratory System: regions of respiratory tract, types of breathing techniques, types of pranayamas , benefits and contraindications of pranayamas , effects of pranayamas , shatkarmas , asanas , meditation on respiratory system , importance of pranayamas in yoga , relationship between breathing pattern and mind, panch vayus(five vital energies) and pranayamas , five sheaths of energies and pranayamas.

Endocrine System : types of glands, gland’s locations, hormones secreted by glands and their functions, effect of asanas, pranayamas, shatkarmas on the endocrine system, the relationship between chakras(energy centers) and endocrine glands.

Digestive System: GI tract and their functions, digestion, absorption, elimination, the effect of asanas, pranayamas, shatkarmas and meditation on digestive system organs, yoga therapy for digestive system disorders.

Cardiovascular system : functioning of cardiovascular system , heart structure and function, blood and blood cells , effects of yogic practices on heart
If anybody wants to be healthy and strong, practice asana every day.In this session, students will learn and practice various asanas. Also, teachers will explain benefits and contraindications of the asanas. Balancing postures
  • Tadasana(Palm Tree Pose)
  • Vrikshasana(Tree Pose)
  • Utkatasana(Chair Pose)
  • Garudhasan(Eagle Pose)
  • Natarajasan(Shiva Pose)
  • Bakasana(Crane Pose)
  • Hand Stand
  • Kukkut Asana(Cockerel Pose)
  • Mayurasana(Peacock Pose)
  • Sirsasana(Head Stand)
  • Sarvangasana(Shoulderstand Pose)
Forward Bending Postures
  • Padhasthasana(Head to Foot Pose)
  • Padangusthasana(Head to toe Pose)
  • Parshvottanasana(Intense Side Stretch Pose)
  • Paschimottanasana(Back Streaching Pose)
  • Janu Shirshasana(Head to Kneee Pose)
  • Bhu Naman Asana(Earth Bow Pose)
  • Halasana(Plough Pose)
Backward Bending Postures
  • Setubandh Asana(Bridge Pose)
  • Ushtrasana(Camel Pose)
  • Chakrasana(Wheel Pose)
  • Bhujngasana(Cobra Pose)
  • Dhanurasana(Bow Pose)
  • Salabhasana(Loctus Pose)
  • Twisting Postures
  • Parivartita Trikonasana(Revolved Triangel Pose)
  • Ardhmatsayendra Asana(Half Spinal Twisting Pose)
  • Merudand Vakrasana(Spinal Twisting Pose)
Other Postures
  • Parvatasana(Mountain Pose)
  • Hanuman Asana(Leg Splitting Pose)
  • Virbhadrasana(Warrior Pose)
  • Padmasana(Lotus Pose)
  • Gomukhasana(Cow's Face Pose)
  • Matsayasana(Fish Pose)
  • Siddhasana(Accomplished Pose for Men)
Every aspect of Yoga has that of power to experience you that height of Yoga. Ashtanga Vinyasa is one of the most profound practices in this present time because of Standing poses, Sitting poses, and Finishing sequence, flow & breathing techniques, it is the very popular style of Yoga. For the present generation's lifestyle, Ashtanga Vinyasa is the right practice because the sequence of Ashtanga Vinyasa designed in this way, when the practitioner practice deeply, he/she can experience bodylessness of Ashtanga. The intense Ashtanga Vinyasa is a dynamic of yoga synchronize the breath with progressive series of postures. It detoxifies your muscles and organs, improves blood circulation, increases your stamina, flexibility, strength & stability with a balanced mind. You will practice following sequences
  • Surya Namaskar A
  • Surya Namaskar B
  • Padangusthasana (big toe pose)
  • PadaHastasana (hands under feet)
  • Trikonasana (triangle)
  • ParivrittaTrikonasana (revolved triangle)
  • Parsvottonasana (side intense stretch)
  • Virabhadrasana I (warrior)
  • Virabhadrasana II (warrior)
  • UtthitaParsvakonasana (extended side angle)
  • ParivrittaParsvakonasana (revolved side angle)
  • PrasaritaPadottanasana (wide leg forward fold)
  • Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana (extended hand to big toe)
  • ArdhaBaddha Padma Uttanasana (half bound lotus intense stretch)
  • Utkatasana
  • Dandasana (staff pose)
  • Janu Sirsasana (head to knee pose)
  • ArdhaBaddha Padma Paschimottanasana (half bound lotus version of paschimottanasana)
  • TriangaMukaikapadaPaschimottanasana (1 leg folded back, forward fold)
  • Paschimottanasana (west intense stretch)
  • Purvottasana (east intense stretch)
  • Marichyasana
  • ParipurnaNavasana (boat)
  • Bhujapidasana (arm pressure poses)
  • AdhoMukhaVrksasana (handstand)
  • Kurmasana (tortoise)
  • SuptaKurmasana (reclining tortoise)
  • Kukkutasana (rooster)
  • GarbhaPindasana (embryo in the womb)
  • BaddhaKonasana (bound angle)
  • UpavistaKonasana (wide angle seated forward fold)
  • SuptaKonasana (reclining angle pose)
  • SuptaPadangustasana (reclining big toe pose)
  • UbhayaPadangustasana (both big toes pose)
  • UrdvhaMukhaPaschimottanasana (upward facing paschimo)
  • SetuBandhasana (bridge building pose)
  • UrdvhaDhanurasana (upward bow)
  • Paschimottanasana (intense stretch.)
  • Savasana (corpse)
  • Sirsasana (headstand)
  • Balasana (child's pose)
  • BaddhaPadmasana (bound lotus)
  • Yogimudrasana (energetic lock or seal)
  • SalambaSarvangasana (Shoulderstand)
  • Halasana (plow)
  • Karnapidasana (ear pressure)
  • UrdvhaPadmasana (upward lotus)
  • Pindasana in Sarvangasana (embryo)
  • Matsyasana (fish.)
  • UttanaPadasana (intense stretched feet or legs)
  • Padmasana (lotus.)
  • Tolasana (the uplifting - scales)
  • Savasana (corpse)
Pranayamas are breathing processes, by practicing these pranas become subtle so there can be spiritual awakening.If we separate this word i.e. prana and ayama.The word "prana" means "vital energy" or "vital force" and "ayama" means "expansion".So pranayama means expansion of prana.But the other meaning of ayama is control.So here pranayama refers to the control of prana. You have seen many people who show different personalities.Some are big singers, some are big actors, some are the big politician.Some people are commanding and some are fascinating.The quantum of prana is different in everybody, the person gets success or failure because of the quantum of prana.So pranayamas directly effect this energy sheath. If there are blockages in this sheath, pranas can not enter in the next kosha i.e manomaya kosha. Students will learn the breathing techniques before practicing pranayamas. The following breathing techniques are preparatory techniques for pranayamas.
  • Abdominal Breathing
  • Throcic Breathig
  • Clavicular Breathing
  • Yogic Breathing
Then sudents will learn the following pran
  • Kapalbhati
  • Nadi Sodhana
  • Sheetali
  • Sheetikari
  • Ujjayi
  • Ujjayi
  • Bhramari
  • Bhastrika
  • Surya Bhedi
Shatkrarmas consists six groups of cleansing practices so that one can purify one's body and mind.Here "Shat" means "six" and "Karma" means action.The aim of shatkarmas is to create harmony between two vital flows, Ida, and pingla, hence attaining mental and physical purification.The shatkarmas also balance the three doshas in the body i.e. Vata(wind), Pitta(bile), Kapha(mucus). If there is any imbalance of these doshas, diseases would be the result.Shatkarmas are practiced before pranayama in order to purify the body.If there are impurities in the body, these can obstruct the pranic flow as well. By practicing asana and shatkarmas, we can remove impurities from the annamaya kosha(food sheath).And if there are blockages in the annamaya kosha, pranas(vital energy) can not enter to next sheath i.e. pranamaya kosha(energy sheath).In the present time, most of the people have their awareness on the annamya kosha because of blockages in the annamaya kosha.So they only think about food and worldly desires. Students will practice :
  • Jala Neti
  • Sutra Neti
  • Sheetkram Kapalbhati
  • Laghoo Snakhprachalana
  • Kunjal
  • Trataka
In yoga, mudrās are hand gestures used in conjunction with pranayama (yogic breathing exercises), and are generally done while seated in Padmasana, Sukhasana or Vajrasana pose. Mudras act to stimulate different parts of the body involved with breathing and to affect the flow of energy in the body and even one's mood.
Students will learn :
  • Jnana Mudra
  • Chin Mudra
  • Shambhavi Mudra
  • Nabho Mudra
  • Vipreeta Mudra
Bandha' (bond, arrest) is a term for the "body locks" in Hatha Yoga, treated under the heading of mudra. Mula Bandha, contraction of the perineum. Uddiyana bandha, contraction of the abdomen into the rib cage. Jalandhara Bandha, tucking the chin close to the chest. Student will practice :
  • Mula Bandha
  • Uddiyana Bandha
  • Jalandhara Bandha
  • Maha Bandha
Meditation means awareness. Whatever you do with awareness is meditation. "Watching your breath" is meditation; listening to the birds is meditation. As long as these activities are free from any other distraction to the mind, it is effective meditation.
  • Breath
  • Outer Body Movement
  • Physical Alignment/Energy Movement
  • Teaching to What You Observe.
  • Timing a Class
  • Demonstration
  • Health Concerns-Injured Students, Using Props, Specific Health Concerns
  • Tone of Voice
  • Posture Modification
  • The Role of the Teacher


200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training Daily Schedule



Time Schedule
5:30 am Wake-Up
6:30 am - 7:30 am Shatkarma / Pranayama
7:30 am – 9:00 am Hatha Yoga
9:00 am – 10:00 am Breakfast
11:00 am – 12:00 am Yoga Anatomy
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Yoga Philosophy
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Ashthanga Yoga
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Meditation
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Dinner
8:30 pm- 9:00 pm Mantra Chanting /Kirtan/Satsang
9:30 pm Lights off

200 Hrs Yoga TTC Schedule

Date Course Fee Booking Amount Booking Status
1-Jan-2018 to 28-Jan-2018 1200$(USD) 200$(USD) Closed
1-Feb-2018 to 28-Feb-2018 1200$(USD) 200$(USD) Closed
1-Mar-2018 to 28-Mar-2018 1200$(USD) 200$(USD) Closed
1-Apr-2018 to 28-Apr-2018 1200$(USD) 200$(USD) Closed
1-May-2018 to 28-May-2018 1200$(USD) 200$(USD) Closed
1-Jun-2018 to 28-Jun-2018 1200$(USD) 200$(USD) Closed
1-Jul-2018 to 28-Jul-2018 1200$(USD) 200$(USD) Closed
1-Aug-2018 to 28-Aug-2018 1200$(USD) 200$(USD) Open
1-Sep-2018 to 28-Sep-2018 1200$(USD) 200$(USD) Open
1-Oct-2018 to 28-Oct-2018 1200$(USD) 200$(USD) Open
1-Nov-2018 to 28-Nov-2018 1200$(USD) 200$(USD) Open
1-Dec-2018 to 28-Dec-2018 1200$(USD) 200$(USD) Open




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