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30 Days 200 hours Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India

Yoga Teacher Training In India

Gurukul School of Yoga Science offers 200 Hour yoga teacher training course in Rishikesh which covers all advance teachings of traditional Ashtanga / Hatha & Vinyasa Flow Yoga. This course is recommended for those who have already developed the first layer in their yoga practices.

Highlights

  • Meditation and mantra chanting
  • Daily Vinyasa Flow yoga classes
  • Anataomy, physiology, shatkarm, and pranayama sessions
  • Workshops such as yoga philosophy
  • Certificate upon completion
  • 29 nights accommodation
  • All meals

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

29 days with instruction in English

Spoken languages: English

Airport transfer included: Jolly Grant Airport

Airport transfer available: 
Indira Gandhi International Airport (Rs. 5,200 per person)

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 Program

200 Hours Advance Yoga Teacher Training Course is for those students and teachers who have already successfully completed their Basic yoga teacher training “Approved by yoga alliance” and want to take their education to the next level. This 300 Hour yoga teacher training is 30 days yoga teacher training course that provides 300 instructional hours required for yoga alliance RYT-500.

People who have been practicing yoga for a long time and live in it, they can also join our 300 Hour advance yoga teacher training course but not just for the certificate instead with an aim to attain higher realization of yoga to spread it in the whole world.

Important Points

1- Course includes advance practices of yoga, advance asanas, advance pranayama, advance yoga philosophy, advance yoga anatomy & physiology, yoga therapy and other subjects.

2- Students who really wants to know what is life, they are most welcome to learn yoga, yoga is finest mean to know the life.

3- During the course, the asanas practices are physically challenging but the course has been designed with intellect prospective to balance it with meditation & pranayama practices.

4- Students are also recommended to start incorporating yoga practices in their day today life before the course.

5- Yoga is the real health and wealth of our life, in order to attain it, we are required to cultivate patience in our life, always practice yoga, it is in you.

Required reading (course books)

  • Patanjali Yoga Sutra By Swami Satyananda Saraswati
  • Course manual is provided to students during the course
  • Yoga mala - Sri Pattabhhi Jois
  • Asana pranayama mudra bhandas

Syllabus

Mastering Hatha / Vinyasa Flow

1st Week

  • Introduction of Hatha & Vinyasa flow
  • Pawanmuktasana series A
  • Surya namaskar (Hatha)
  • Chandra namaskar (Hatha)
  • Trikonasana
  • Parsvokonasana
  • Privarta Trikonasana
  • Privarta Parsvokanasana
  • Virbhadrasana A,B,C
  • Ardha chandrasana
  • Chaturangadandasana
  • Mathchendrasana A,B,C
  • Adra Ustrasana
  • Salabhasana
  • Setabandasana
  • Gatyatmak Paschimottasana
  • Pada prasar Paschimottasana
  • Saithalyasana
  • Sarvangasana
  • Core exercises

Week 2nd & 3rd

  • Surya namaskar A,B (ashtanga)
  • Chandra namaskar (Hatha)

Standing

  • Veerbhadrasana A,B,C
  • Trikonasana
  • Parsvottanasana
  • Parsvokonasana
  • Privirta Trikonasana
  • Privirta Parsvokonasana
  • Ardha chandrasana
  • Utthita hasta padangusthasana
  • Natrajasana
  • Vriksasana
  • Garudasana
  • Eka pada uttanasana
  • Natavarasana
  • Tandavasana
  • Eka padasana
  • Vatayanasana
  • Pada angushtasana
  • Baka dhyanasana
  • Eka pada baka dhyanasana
  • Eka hasta bhujasana
  • Santolanasana
  • Vashisthasana
  • Poorna matsyendrasana
  • Marichyasana C, D
  • Eka pada rajakaputasana
  • Raja kaputasana
  • Poorna ustrasana
  • Dhanurasana
  • Poorna shalabhbasana
  • Poorna chakrasana
  • Parighasana
  • Koormasana
  • Upavistakonasana
  • Ubhaya padangustasana
  • Urdvamukha paschimottasana
  • Hanumanasana
  • Bhoonamansana
  • Laguvajarasana
  • Badhakonasana
  • Vishwamitrasana
  • Kashyapasana
  • Inverted asanas-
  • Bhumi padamastakasana
  • Vipreetakarani Asana
  • Sarvangasana
  • Padma Sarvangasana
  • Halasana
  • Ardha padma halasana
  • Sirshasana
  • Salamba sirshasana
  • Niralambasana
  • Urdhwa padmasana
  • Leg stretching

Week 4th

  • Teaching
  • Doubts
  • Questions / answer

Pranayama (breathing control)

The word pranayama is a compound of two words ’prana’ meaning ‘life force’ or ‘vital energy’ and yama meaning “to regulate”or “to control” pranayama is the yogic science of balancing and regulating vital energy through the skillful manipulation of breath.

Introduction of Paranayama

  • The pranic body
  • Annamaya kosha
  • Manomaya kosha
  • Pranamaya Kosha
  • Vijnanamaya Kosha
  • Anandamaya Kosha
  • Natural Breathing
  • Abdominal Breathing
  • Thoracic Breathing
  • Clavicular Breathing
  • Yogic breathing
  • Nadi shodhana
  • Pranayama & It techniques
  • Sheetali Pranayama & It techniques Sheetkari pranayama
  • Bhramari pranayama
  • Ujjayi pranayama
  • Bhastika Pranayama
  • Kapalbhati Pranayama
  • Moorchha Pranayama
  • Surya Bheda Pranayama
  • Chandra bhedana pranayama
  • Swana pranayama

Bandhas (Energy locks)

Traditionally, bandhas were classified as part of mudras, and were handed down by words of mouth from guru to disciple. The hatha yoga pradipika deals with bandhas and mudras together and the ancient tantric texts also make no distinction between the two.

  • Introduction to bandha
  • alandhara bandha
  • Moola bandha
  • Uddiyana bandha
  • Maha bandha
  • Dhayan (Meditation)

Yoga is a journey toward self-awareness. On this journey relaxation skills help us gather the disparate energy of the body and the mind and focus them internally. Then mental distraction intrude with less intensity and a sense of inner flexibility and calmness develops. Relaxation also prepares the personality for a still more interior practice. Through meditation we can safely enter the quiet and inward place of the mind & heart.

Introduction to Meditation

  • Why Meditation?
  • Meditation and brain waves meditation and its effect on stress management
  • Obstacles in meditation
  • Role of concentration in meditation
  • Tips for developing concentration
  • Meditation on body and breath
  • Om / Mantra meditation
  • Antat and Bahir
  • Trataka
  • Dynamic meditation
  • Tips for silence meditation

practice Japa meditation

  • Ajapa japa
  • Antar mouna
  • Nada Meditation
  • Relaxation (Yoga Nidra)

Beneath the ups and downs of everyday life there is a profound state of balance. By resting the brief period in that state we can create a resilient and stable mind even in the face of stress. That’s way each of us, on a deep level, craves relaxation- it revives our confidence and reawakens a sense of self-control. Yoga relaxation exercises quite the sense and leads us beneath the restless surface of the mind. Through relaxation we restore a sense of inner harmony.

The relaxation postures

  • Stillness
  • Basic relaxation
  • Tension relaxation
  • Full body relaxation

Mastering Ashtanga Postures (Primary Series)

300 hours yoga teacher training is an advanced yoga course where we expect students to know the fundamentals of Ashtanga yoga. 300 Hours yoga TTC provides students the complete traditional ways of practicing and teaching Ashtanga yoga according K. pattabhi jois. What makes 300 hours yoga TTC different from 200 Hours Yoga TTC?

The Complete traditional way of practice & teaching

  • Drishti
  • Bandhas
  • Breath

Ashtanga is taught with vinyasa

  • On 1st week: introduction to Traditional Ashtanga yoga and Vinyasa & sun salutation A & B.
  • On 2nd week: seated sequence postures & finishing sequence postures
  • On 3rd week: teaching methods/ teaching by students
  • On 4th week: questions & answer/feedback by the teacher on improvements

Mantra Chanting

Sound vibrations that permeate every cell of your being and allow your mind to dissolve and repose. Mantras are repetitive sounds used to penetrate the depths of the unconscious mind and adjust the vibration of all aspects of your being. Mantras are vibrated through chanting aloud, mental practice, or by listening to them. The experience of how sound vibrations affect your being is Naad yoga.

  • Om Asato Maa Sadgamaya
  • Om Tryambakam Yajamahe
  • Guru Brahma Guru Vishnu Gurudevo maheshwara
  • Om sahana vavatu
  • Hare rama Hare Krishna
  • Vakratunda Mahakaya Mantra Yogena Cittasya
  • Om Bhur Bhuva Swaha
  • Tvameva mata ca pita Tvameva

Mudra (Yoga Gestures)

The Sanskrit word ‘mudra’ is translated as ‘gesture’ or ‘attitude’. Mudra can be described as psychic, emotional, devotional and aesthetic gestures or attitudes. Yogis have experienced mudras as attitude of energy flow, intended to link individual pranic force with the universal or cosmic force.

  • Introduction of Mudras
  • Jnana & Chin mudra
  • Yoni mudra
  • Bhairava mudra
  • Hridaya mudra
  • Khechari Mudra
  • Nasikagra mudra
  • Shambhavi mudra
  • Shatkarma (Yoga cleansing)

Hatha Yoga, as described in the early yoga Upanishads was made up of the shatkarma and is a very precise and systematic science. Shat means ‘six’ and karma means ‘action’ the shatkarma consist of six groups of purification practices. The aim of hatha yoga and therefore of the shatkarma is to create harmony between the two major pranic flows, ida and pingala thereby attaining physical and mental purification and balance.

  • Introduction to shatkarma
  • Jalaneti Satkarma (Nasal cleansing with salty water)
  • Rubber neti (Nasal cleansing with a rubber string)
  • Agnisar Kriya
  • Nauli Kriya
  • Kapalbhati Cleansing

Therapeutic Yoga

(Yoga therapy is) the use of the techniques of yoga to create, stimulate, and maintain an optimum state of physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health. Yoga therapy consists of the application of yogic principles, methods, and techniques to specific human ailments.

  • Shathkarma
  • Therapeutical Effects of Shathkarma
  • Kati Vasti Tridosha (Explanation of Tridosha)
  • Food Habits as per Tridosha
  • Nadi Parikshan
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension

Respiratory Diseases

  • Diseases related to respiration
  • Yog Nidra
  • Pranayama and its effects
  • Eyes diseases
  • Heart diseases
  • Heart opening Session
  • Video session on Awakening of Kundalini

Yoga Anatomy & Physiology

  • Effects of pranayama in respiratory system
  • Effects of yoga practice and Nauli in digestive system
  • Muscular and Skeletal system with advanced postures
  • Anatomy of Pelvic griddle and spine
  • Nadis - the energy channel
  • Prana and Nervous system
  • Kundalini Shakti
  • Chakra
  • Panchakosha

Therapeutic Applications of Yoga Postures and How to avoid injury in class

  • Digestive system
  • Respiratory system
  • Circulatory system
  • Nervous system
  • Endocrine system
  • Organs bodily systems

Yoga Philosophy

Yoga philosophy is one of the six major orthodox schools of Hinduism. Ancient, medieval and most modern literature often refers to the Yoga school of Hinduism simply as yoga. It is closely related to the Samkhya school of Hinduism. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali is a key text of the Yoga school of Hinduism.

Patanjali Yoga Sutras

  • Chapter no 1
  • Chapter no 2

Teaching Methodology

Teaching method comprises the principles and methods used by teachers to enable student learning. These strategies are determined partly on subject matter to be taught and partly by the nature of the learner. It is the primary role of teachers to pass knowledge and information onto their students.

  • Positive & conscious communication Friendship and trust
  • Time management
  • Qualities of a teacher
  • Principles of demonstrating, observation, assisting, correcting
  • Use of voice in class
  • Mental & emotional preparation for teaching
  • Class preparation
  • Step by step class structure planning.

Teaching Practice

  • Demonstration
  • Alignment
  • Instructions

Evaluation is based on

  • Written test
  • Asana practical test
  • Attendance
  • Performance
  • Behaviour

Daily schedule

  • 05:00 Morning bell
  • 06:00 - 07:00 Shatkarma and pranayama
  • 07:00 - 08:30 Hatha/Vinyasa flow yoga
  • 08:30 - 09:30 Breakfast
  • 09:30 - 10:30 Yoga philosophy
  • 10:30 - 11:30 Yoga therapy
  • 11:40 - 12:30 Alignment, adjustment, and methodology
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
  • 15:00 - 16:00 Yoga anatomy
  • 16:00 - 17:30 Ashtanga yoga
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Meditation
  • 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner
  • 22:00 Lights off

Programs Terms and Conditions/Refund Policy

All classes are mandatory only in case of an emergency or illness one can take leave with respected teacher permission. Uninformed leaves won’t be accepted and this will leave a bad impression on student monthly performance.

Prerequisites

A high degree of self-motivation is required for all aspects of the course. The practice and especially the teaching of yoga demand a high degree of self-discipline and purity. To ensure the success of the program, participants are required to attend all spirituals activities, meditation sessions, lectures and asana classes. Meat, fish, eggs, black tea, coffee, alcohol, tobacco, drugs and nudity are prohibited during the course as they are counterproductive to the yoga practice. Participants who do not comply with the school rules may be dismissed from the course.

Discipline Rules for Students

Smoking and alcohol are strictly prohibited in the school. If you are having a fast any day, you have to inform the kitchen manager for avoiding food waste. Always make discipline, respect teachers and follow all rules. Always be on time. If you are late means you will not be permitted to join the class. Clear your books of account before departure from Gurukul School of Yoga Science. Before departure return your books, maps or any goods which you borrowed. Gurukul School of Yoga Science provides accommodation for a student who joins the yoga course. So any friends or relatives will not be included in the accommodation. However, they can stay in school by renting another room.

Refund Policy

The course fees will not be refundable, only in the case of emergency students can join us on other schedules. If student cancels the course after joining it, Gurukul School of Yoga Science accepts cancellation but course fees will not be refunded in cancellation.

 

Language:   English, hindi

Cost:   1500USD, 105000 INR

Duretion:   1 Month

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