200 Hour YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

Rishikesh

Our 200-hour yoga teacher training program in India promises a transformative experience that will positively impact your life.

Our Teacher Training School extends an invitation to you, whether you aspire to become a yoga teacher or are a dedicated practitioner, to participate in our Yoga Alliance registered 200-hour yoga teacher training course in Rishikesh, India.

Throughout this training, you will not only acquire the skills to practice and teach asana, pranayama, and meditation but will also be inspired to embrace and live yoga in its authentic, heart-opening, and health-enhancing form.

Our distinctive highlight the Emotional Resilience® Therapeutic Program focuses on harnessing the power of resilience. By navigating past traumas, stressors, and challenging experiences, you will unlock inner strength, paving the way for renewed clarity in self-understanding, enriched relationships, and a more resilient approach to life’s ups and downs.

Guided by our exceptional Indian and European teachers, all of whom hold E-RYT 500,  MA or PhD levels in Yoga, and who live, teach, and practice yoga at an advanced level, we are committed to offering personalized guidance with care and support throughout your journey.

Feel free to inquire, as we are fluent in multiple languages (English, German, Romanian, Spanish, Italian, Russian & Hindi) and understand the importance of seamlessly blending Eastern ancient therapies with Western modern perspectives.

What to Expect:

Holistic Learning Experience: Our training offers a well-rounded curriculum, blending traditional teachings with modern insights, providing you with a comprehensive understanding of yoga’s philosophy and practice.

Personalized Growth: Tailored to meet you where you are in your yoga journey, our program is designed for individuals of all levels. Whether you’re a seasoned practitioner or just starting, we nurture your personal growth, allowing you to blossom into a confident and knowledgeable yoga teacher.

Authentic Yoga Tradition: Explore the roots of yoga in its birthplace. Our program delves into traditional teachings, philosophy, and practices guided by experienced teachers.

Accredited Certification: Receive a recognized certification upon completion, allowing you to share the transformative benefits of yoga with others.

Spiritual Exploration: Connect with the spiritual energy of Rishikesh through daily practices, satsangs, and excursions to sacred sites.

Accommodation Included: Stay in comfortable accommodations, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the training experience.

Whether you’re an aspiring yoga teacher or simply want to deepen your personal practice, this program is designed to empower you with the knowledge, confidence, and skills to inspire others on their yoga journey.

Join us for an incredible exploration of yoga’s transformative power. Your 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training awaits, where you’ll embrace a new chapter in your love for yoga and open the door to a world of endless possibilities.

We prefer individual guidance and a personal setting, that’s why our student number for this course has been limited to 10 only. Hence, we can ensure the best supervision, one-on-one feedback, and hand-on adjustment, so you can seamlessly  cultivate a versatile teaching methodology.

Through our unique subject Emotional Resilience® Therapeutic Program, you’ll learn to navigate and disentangle emotional knots, fostering resilience, and cultivating a sense of lightness in your spirit. Developed during lockdown in response to the challenges faced by many, this unique module is designed to empower you with the tools and insights to cultivate resilience in yourself and others.

This exclusive offering is a testament to our commitment to providing holistic and transformative experiences in our yoga teacher training programs. We  believe that true yoga goes beyond the physical postures – it encompasses the liberation of the mind and spirit.  By participating in this yoga teacher training with the exclusive Signature Module you’ll not only enhance your personal resilience but also gain valuable skills to support others in building resilience.

Together, we can create a community of resilient yogis committed to personal growth and collective well-being.

WHAT YOU WILL  LEARN & PRACTICE

INTELLIGENT CLASS SEQUENCING
  • Dive into foundational yoga postures, focusing on basic alignment principles and foundational adjustments.
  • Understand the basic biomechanics of the body, ensuring you can guide beginners safely through foundational poses.
  • Learn fundamental sequencing techniques to design beginner-friendly and engaging classes.
  • Discover basic therapeutic applications of yoga asanas for general well-being.
  • Explore the basics of teaching psychology, recognizing beginner’s learning styles, and adjusting your teaching methods accordingly.
  • Morning asana practice will include an introduction to pranayama and kriyas.

INTEGRATION

  • You will learn  the foundational principles of pranayama and meditation, connecting traditional practices with contemporary understanding, highlighting their importance for overall well-being.
  • You will be introduced to basic meditative techniques and pranayama exercises, along with an overview of the nervous and respiratory systems.
  • By the end of second week, you will have the knowledge and confidence to introduce basic pranayama and meditation practices in your teaching, enhancing the overall yoga experience for your customers.
  • Training will also cover teaching methodology and hands-on practice sessions, complemented by basic practices of asanas, kriyas, nidra, and pujas.

Emotional Resilience® Therapeutic Program

  • In addition to the foundational yoga training, you will benefit from the inclusion of the Emotional Resilience® Therapeutic Program.
  • This specialized counselling module offers valuable tools and strategies designed to enhance emotional well-being and resilience.
  • By integrating the principles of Emotional Resilience® into your yoga practice and teaching, you will gain a deeper understanding of how to navigate and support your own and your students’ emotional landscapes.
  • This holistic approach not only enriches the personal yoga journey but also equips you with the skills to create a safe and nurturing environment for your students, fostering a more inclusive and supportive yoga community.

200 HOUR YTT CURRICULUM

This 200 hour YTT is a highly experiential course, meticulously tailored to offer you an exceptional education and rewarding experience. You’ll learn, practice, and then teach the concepts and tools we’ll share. This will afford you effective integration, so you can share what you learn with confidence. We teach from day 1.

Explore a wide variety of asanas, ranging from foundational poses to advanced variations, fostering a well-rounded and balanced yoga practice. Develop a deep understanding of proper alignments, adjustments, and modifications for 95 key yoga asanas, enhancing safety, accessibility, and individualization in practice and teaching.

  • Exploration of 170 Classical Asanas: Delve into a rich collection of 170 classical yoga asanas, encompassing a diverse range of poses including standing, seated, balancing, forward bends, backbends, twists, and inversions.
  • Proper Alignments of 95 Asanas: Focus on detailed alignments, adjustments, and modifications for 95 key yoga asanas, ensuring safe, effective, and transformative practice for both personal development and teaching.

Included :

  • Standing poses (e.g., Tadasana, Virabhadrasana)
  • Seated poses (e.g., Sukhasana, Padmasana)
  • Forward bends (e.g., Paschimottanasana, Uttanasana)
  • Backbends (e.g., Bhujangasana, Ustrasana)
  • Twists (e.g., Ardha Matsyendrasana, Parivrtta Trikonasana)
  • Inversions (e.g., Sirsasana, Sarvangasana)
  • Balancing poses (e.g., Vrikshasana, Bakasana)

Whether you are a practitioner or a teacher, understanding how the elements of a class are intelligently combined and delivered can profoundly influence the benefits of practice at any level. We will delve  into the art of smooth transitions, allowing your sequences to unfold organically, creating a harmonious and transformative experience for your students :

  1. Technique and Breath Coordination: Learn the essential techniques of coordinating movement with breath, fostering a harmonious and meditative flow in your yoga practice.
  2. Sequencing and Progressions: Understand the principles of sequencing and progressions, enabling you to create well-structured and transformative yoga sequences for various levels and intentions.

This unique segment is designed to provide an immersive and hands-on exploration of yoga poses, unraveling the intricacies of alignment, anatomy, and energetics. We will learn how to do, how to refine and how to teach, adjust and support (advanced and beginner students) in advanced poses like arm balance, inversion and backbends.

  • Handstand and variations
    Forearmstand and variations
    Headstand and variations
  • Chinstand
    Camel

  • Wheel and forearms wheel
    Wild thing
  • Foot to head poses
    locust


You will also learn how to create some sequence and transition using all these poses in a yoga practice.

We provide support and challenge to suit each individual’s needs.

Empowered Teaching from Day One

At the heart of our training approach is the belief that experiential learning is the most effective way to build confidence and mastery. Therefore, we’ve designed our curriculum to empower you to start teaching from day one, right alongside your journey of learning and discovery.

In this training, teachers will practice teaching, in small  groups on a daily basis:

  • Apply teaching methodologies in a supportive and supervised environment
  • Engage in reflective practices to refine your teaching style
  • Deepen your teaching skills through hands-on practice
  • Design and lead your own classGradual Progression
    • As the course progresses, you’ll find that your teaching skills naturally evolve and deepen. Each module and practice session is designed to build upon the previous one, ensuring a smooth and gradual progression in your teaching abilities.

    Holistic Integration

    • By teaching from the outset, you’ll experience a holistic integration of theory and practice. This integrated approach fosters a more profound understanding of yoga as a whole, not just as a physical practice but also as a transformative journey of self-discovery and empowerment.

    In summary, our teaching-from-day-one approach is not about placing undue pressure but rather about empowering you to step into your potential as a yoga instructor from the very beginning of your training. Embrace this unique opportunity to grow, learn, and inspire others on their yoga journey.

Overview:

— What is Yoga? An Introduction to Yoga Studies

—  The Early History of Yoga

— Stilling the Body, Stilling the Mind: The Yogasūtra of Patañjali

— The Bhagavad Gītā and the Yoga of Devotion

—  Tantra History

— Yoga in the Modern World: The Rise of Modern Postural Yoga

Journey through the intricate layers of the body, delving into the koshas, the subtle energy systems, chakras, and the profound connection between breath and movement. You will learn the roots of many of these concepts: chakras, nadis, bandhas, vayus and kundalini. We will discuss where the ideas come from, what they were originally used for, and what they have come to mean in modern usage.

Embark on a rejuvenating odyssey of self-purification and transformation with the ancient art of Satkarma, the six powerful practices designed to cleanse and harmonize your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual dimensions. In this exhilarating 200-hour YTTC module, dive deep into the sacred rituals of purification, unlocking the pathways to higher experiences and radiant well-being.

Module Highlights:

  • Sacred Practices of Satkarma: Immerse yourself in the transformative practices of Satkarma, exploring Jiwa dhauti, Data-Dhauti, Karna-Dhauti, Rubber-net, Jalaneti, Kapalbhati, and Agnisara, empowering you to cleanse and purify your entire being.
  • Comprehensive Understanding: Delve into the essential theory of Satkarma, understanding its profound benefits, potential risks, and the preparations and precautions necessary for a safe and effective practice.
  • Personalized Guidance: Receive expert guidance and support from experienced instructors, fostering a nurturing and empowering learning environment as you embark on this transformative journey of purification and self-discovery.

We will discuss and learn about the  historical evolution, philosophical foundations, and practical frameworks of Aṣṭāṅgayoga, known as the “Eight Limbs of Yoga.” Recognized as a highly influential pan-Indian tradition, this part of the teacher training will offer you a comprehensive exploration of its development and its global impact in contemporary times.

This segment is tailored to introduce students to the foundational principles and transformative potential of Yin Yoga.

Introduction to Yin Yoga

  • Basics and philosophy of Yin Yoga
  • Exploring the gentle therapeutic benefits for body and mind
  • Laying the groundwork for teaching foundational Yin Yoga poses

Basic Anatomy of Stillness

  • A beginner’s look at the anatomical considerations in Yin Yoga poses
  • Introduction to how poses might affect basic structures like connective tissues and joints
  • Emphasizing the role of stillness and relaxation in the practice

Starting to Teach Yin Yoga

  • Basics of creating meaningful sequences for Yin Yoga classes, workshops and retreats
  • Introducing meridian awareness in a beginner-friendly manner
  • Encouraging new students to explore the foundational benefits of Yin Yoga

Discover the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda in this immersive masterclass designed to guide you on a transformative journey to holistic wellness. Explore the foundational principles of Ayurveda, understand your unique mind-body constitution, and learn practical tools and techniques to enhance your health, balance your energies, and cultivate harmony in your life. Through engaging lectures, experiential practices, and personalized guidance, embark on a path of self-discovery and empowerment, embracing the timeless teachings of Ayurveda to nurture your well-being and awaken your innate healing potential.

  • Understand the synergies between Ayurveda and Asanas
  • Explore how yoga asana and pranayama align with Ayurvedic principles
  • Design personalized practices based on Ayurvedic insights

As part of your 200-hour foundational yoga teacher training,  the Anatomy, Physiology and Biomechanics classes come to enrich your learning experience.

Overview:

  1. In-depth Study: Explore and study specific body parts and anatomical principles to develop a comprehensive understanding of the human body in relation to yoga practice.
  2. Eight Main Body Systems: Gain a holistic understanding of the eight main body systems and their relevance to yoga practice and overall well-being.
  3. Spine and Common Disorders: Explore the anatomy of the spine, common disorders, and implications for yoga practice, focusing on alignment, safety, and injury prevention.
  4. Yoga vs. Other Physical Exercises: Understand the fundamental differences between yoga and other physical exercises, emphasizing the unique benefits and principles of yoga practice.
  5. Injury Prevention and Cures: Learn about injury prevention strategies, common injuries in yoga, and therapeutic approaches to support healing and recovery.
  6. Alignments, Adjustments & Modifications: Develop skills in alignment principles, adjustments, and modifications to enhance safety, accessibility, and individualization in yoga practice and teaching.
  7. Enhanced Understanding: Delve into practical details of anatomy and biomechanics, gaining insights into bones, joints, muscles, fascia, and bodily systems, unlocking the secrets of kinesthetics in yoga practice.
  8. Practical Application: Apply your knowledge of anatomy and biomechanics to enhance your teaching and personal practice, fostering a deeper connection with your students’ and clients’ bodies as well as your own.

Module Highlights:

  • Interactive Classes: Engage in interactive classes designed to facilitate experiential learning, discussions, and hands-on exploration of anatomical principles and biomechanical concepts.
  • Hands-on Activities: Participate in practical activities, demonstrations, and exercises to apply your knowledge and deepen your understanding of anatomy and biomechanics in yoga practice.
  • Practical Details: Delve into practical details of anatomy, exploring bones, joints, muscles, fascia, and various bodily systems, enhancing your understanding of engagement, mobility, and stability in yoga practice.
  • Embrace Anatomy: Embrace the study of anatomy with enthusiasm and curiosity, fostering a deeper vision and understanding of the human body in relation to yoga practice and instruction.

Through interactive learning, practical exploration, and focused study, emerge with a renewed passion and deeper vision for integrating anatomical knowledge into your yoga practice and teaching, fostering safety, awareness, and empowerment for yourself and your students. Embrace the joy of learning and exploration, and come fall in love with anatomy as an integral part of your yoga journey.

This transformative experience is designed for aspiring instructors eager to make a meaningful impact in the corporate world.

Yoga for Corporate Wellness: Gain expertise in tailoring yoga practices to meet the specific needs of corporate environments. Learn to foster wellness, reduce stress, and enhance productivity through strategic yoga interventions.

Holistic Teaching Approach: Explore a comprehensive curriculum that blends traditional yoga teachings with modern corporate wellness strategies. Understand the science behind stress reduction, mindfulness, and employee well-being.

Corporate Wellness Trends: Stay ahead of the curve with insights into the latest trends in corporate wellness. From mindfulness programs to workplace yoga, you’ll be equipped to implement cutting-edge practices.

Become a Yoga Business & Corporate Wellness Specialist and transform lives within the corporate landscape.

Module Structure:

  1. Self-Reflection and Passion in Yoga Teaching
    • Activities and discussions to help participants identify their passions and unique strengths in yoga
    • Reflective exercises on personal yoga journey and experiences
  2. Identifying and Developing Your Niche
    • Exploration of various niches within the yoga industry (e.g., therapeutic yoga, prenatal yoga, yoga for athletes)
    • Strategies for identifying and defining participants’ unique niche based on their passions, skills, and market insights
  3. Branding, Marketing, and Community Engagement
    • Principles of branding and marketing tailored to yoga teaching
    • Strategies for building a strong brand presence, targeting niche audiences, and fostering community engagement
  4. Networking and Collaboration in the Yoga Industry
    • Importance of networking and building relationships within the yoga community
    • Opportunities for collaboration, partnerships, and professional growth

History + Philosophy of Meditation – Learn  the core philosophies of the Vedic meditation traditions. Get detailed and thorough knowledge from Upanishads, Classical Yoga, Hatha and Tantra Yoga.

The Science of Meditation – Understand the fundamental steps of Meditation and related neurological processes. You will also gain insights on various beneficial effects of meditation practice on psychological and  physiological functions, how our nervous system is effected and why it brings a higher quality of life.

Styles Of Meditation Practices

    • Himalayan Meditation Practices
    • Nada Meditation Practices
    • Active Meditation Practices
    • Tantra&Kundalini Meditation Practices
    • Mantra &Kirtan Meditation Practices
    • How to Do Japa (recitation)
    • Silence Practice
    • Silence Meditation

Dive into the transformative practice of Pranayama, the heart and soul of traditional yoga, in this exhilarating class that unveils its profound secrets and transformative potential. Beyond mere breathing exercises, Pranayama is a gateway to vibrant health, inner peace, boundless happiness, harmonious balance, and the awakening of Kundalini energy.

Embark on a transformative journey as you build strength within your system and embark on a step-by-step exploration of Pranayama, laying a solid foundation for deeper practices ahead.

Practices :

  • NadiShodan
  • AnulomaViloma
  • Bastrika
  • Kapalbhati
  • Brahmari
  • Foundations of Pranayama
    • Introduction to advanced breath control techniques
    • Understanding the subtle energy channels (nadis)
    • Establishing a solid foundation for breath awareness

This transformative experience is designed for aspiring instructors eager to make a meaningful impact in the corporate world.

Yoga for Corporate Wellness: Gain expertise in tailoring yoga practices to meet the specific needs of corporate environments. Learn to foster wellness, reduce stress, and enhance productivity through strategic yoga interventions.

Holistic Teaching Approach: Explore a comprehensive curriculum that blends traditional yoga teachings with modern corporate wellness strategies. Understand the science behind stress reduction, mindfulness, and employee well-being.

Corporate Wellness Trends: Stay ahead of the curve with insights into the latest trends in corporate wellness. From mindfulness programs to workplace yoga, you’ll be equipped to implement cutting-edge practices.

Become a Yoga Business & Corporate Wellness Specialist and transform lives within the corporate landscape.

This introductory module offers a comprehensive exploration of Kundalini Energy, providing a foundational understanding of its nature, significance, and transformative potential within the context of yoga and spiritual development

Module Overview:

  • Foundational Principles: Explore the foundational principles of Kundalini Energy, its origins, significance, and its role in spiritual awakening and personal transformation.
  • Energy Anatomy: Dive into the subtle energy system, including chakras, nadis, and prana, understanding their interconnection and the flow of Kundalini Energy within the energetic body.
  • Awakening and Activation: Gain insights into the process of Kundalini awakening, the stages of activation, and the transformative experiences and challenges that may arise on this profound journey.
  • Integration and Application: Learn practical tools, techniques, and practices to support the safe and effective awakening, activation, and integration of Kundalini Energy in daily life and yoga practice.
  • Necessity of yoga nidra for kundalini practitioner
  • What type of yoga nidra is included in kundalini sadhana
  • Deep relaxstion
  • Subtle body awakening yoga nidra
  • 31 point blue star yoga nidra

This enlightening seminar, seamlessly integrated into your yoga teacher training, offers you a deeper understanding and practical insights into the timeless teachings of Karma and Dharma, empowering you to embody these sacred principles in your personal practice and teaching journey.

Seminar Highlights:

  • Understanding Karma: Delve into the intricate dynamics of Karma, exploring the law of cause and effect, the power of intention, and the role of conscious action in shaping your reality and spiritual evolution.
  • Embracing Dharma: Explore the sacred path of Dharma, understanding your unique purpose, responsibilities, and the principles that guide you towards living a life aligned with your highest truth, values, and potential.
  • Integration into Yoga Practice: Discover how the principles of Karma and Dharma are woven into the fabric of yoga philosophy, practices, and teachings, enhancing your understanding and embodiment of the holistic path of yoga.
  • Practical Application: Learn practical tools, techniques, and practices to integrate the principles of Karma and Dharma into your daily life, yoga practice, and teaching journey, fostering alignment, purpose, and fulfillment.
  • Embodied Wisdom: Embody the wisdom of Karma and Dharma in your thoughts, words, and actions, cultivating a balanced, harmonious, and meaningful life rooted in conscious awareness, ethical integrity, and spiritual authenticity.

DAILY SCHEDULE

Breathing Life's Rhythms
TIMEACTIVITY
07.00 – 07.15 Kriyas
07.15 – 07.30Vipassana to set Intention
07.30 – 09.00Asana Meditation & Pranayama Practice
09.00 – 10.00Breakfast
10.00 – 11.20Session 1
11.30 – 13.00Session 2
13.00 – 14.30Lunch & Rest
14.30 – 15.30Session 3
15.30 – 16.45Session 4
16.45 – 17.00Tea Break
17.00 – 18.00Session 5
18.00 – 19.00Rest
19.00 – 20:00Dinner
20.00 – 21.00 Special events

BONUS AND SPECIAL EVENTS

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Add to your Yoga Teaching CV Highly Desirable Specialised Skills: Yoga Nidra, Yin Yoga, Corporate Yoga, Ayurveda, and so much more!

Mentorship Program

Exclusive Resource Library

The science of Ayurveda Wellness Seminar

Tibetan Yoga and Tibetan Sound Healing Masterclass

Special Photoshooting session to create your own brand

FOOD AND ACCOMODATION

  • Embrace the enchanting beauty and special vibe of Rishikesh with our cozy accommodations and delicious meals, creating cherished memories and lasting connections in this sacred and magical training.
  • Situated walking distance from Ganga, the training venue has the perfect blend of traditional charm and modern comfort. The thoughtfully designed rooms offer  you a peaceful and nurturing environment to rest, reflect, and recharge.
  • Plant-Powered Cuisine: enjoy daily 3 nourishing vegan-vegetarian meals, lovingly prepared with fresh, locally sourced ingredients to create wholesome and delicious meals that energize and inspire.

What’s Included

The 200 hour yoga teacher training tuition includes:
* Accommodation in single or double rooms in cozy boutique venue
* All classes, lectures and workshops as per indicated in the program schedule brochure
* YTT manual, special books, course materials and PDF files for suggested readings prior to the course
* Ayurvedic Massage with special Ayurvedic oils for your needs
* Special trips and spiritual ceremonies
* Airport pick-up from Jolly Grant Airport (DED)
* Daily delicious  vegan / vegetarian breakfast, lunch and  dinner  will be served together with fresh fruits and herbal teas.
* Beautiful bag filled with self-care treasures

& Special Photoshooting for your teacher portfolio

Upcoming Courses 2024

Enrolment is limited, so secure your spot now! For more information and to register, contact us using the provided contact details. Start your journey towards becoming a holistic yoga teacher and embrace a path of profound wellness and transformation.

Enrol in our Yoga Teacher Training program with the exclusive Emotional Resilience® Therapeutic Program.

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14th June – 2nd July

200 HOUR YTT COURSE TUITION

200 Hours Teacher Training

1199
  • Shared Accommodation

200 Hours Teacher Training

1399
  • Single Accommodation

Exclusive Offer!

Extend the magic of your Rishikesh Yoga Teacher Training with an additional night on us! Immerse yourself in the tranquil ambiance of Rishikesh a day earlier, allowing a serene prelude to your yoga teacher training  journey. This complimentary night’s stay is our gift to you, an opportunity to start your yoga teacher training refreshed and ready to embrace the soul changing experience that awaits. Book now and let the journey within begin even before the yoga teacher training officially starts. Limited availability – secure your spot for an extended embrace of Rishikesh’s magic.
for bookings until 10th April 2024

Ready to enrol?

We hope this page has given you a real feel for our yoga teacher trainings and what it’s like.
Email us now to receive our Registration packet or schedule a phone call to see if our program is right for you.

We look forward to welcoming you to our school and supporting you on your path to health, happiness, and spiritual growth in the enchanting and transformative setting of Rishikesh, India.