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28 Days 200-Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Course in Rishikesh, India

Gyan Yoga Ashram, Near Green Hills, Tapovan Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India

Rishikesh Yoga Teacher Training

Hatha yoga is a popular type of yoga that has shown yoga practitioners a whole new world of bodily discipline. It is obvious that people want to learn this form of yoga to benefit their body and mind to attain spiritual satisfaction. Following this, Gyan Yoga Ashram offers a highly comprehensive 200-hour Hatha yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, India.

Meet the instructors

Yogi Yogesh, Yogi Rajesh, & Yogi
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Highlights

  • 27 days of practice
  • 2 yoga classes per day
  • Pranayama and meditation sessions
  • Saturday Satsang and full body massage
  • Himalayas trip and weekend excursions
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 27 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

27 days with instruction
Airport transfer included: Jolly Grant Airport
Airport transfer available:
Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$60 per person)
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Gym
  • Health Club
  • Shopping
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Café
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio
  • ATM / banking
  • Baby sitting
  • Beauty salon
  • Bicycle rental
  • Car rental
  • Cell phone rental
  • Child care
  • Convenience / grocery store
  • Currency exchange
  • Dry cleaning
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair salon
  • Internet access
  • Laptop rental
  • Laundry
  • Medical assistance
  • Parking lot
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet

You will be staying at Gyan Yoga Ashram. Gyan Yoga Ashram provides comfortable accommodation which is close to nature. All of the living rooms are vibrated, energized, and balanced before your arrival to give you maximum impact on your learning and rejuvenation. Gyan Yoga Ashram has two categories of room. One is twin shared and another is a private room. Both rooms offer clean and comfortable accommodation to the guests. Bathrooms are attached with running hot and cold water. Comfortable beds with top quality linen are used to make the stay a memorable one.

Program

Many people have this question in mind as to what is Hatha yoga? In literal terms, Hatha yoga means ‘union through the discipline of force’. In ancient times, yogis who challenged their bodies with difficult yoga asanas came to be known as Hatha yogis. Today, Hatha yoga means practicing control over your body and mind with perseverance. People travel from far off places to take their Hatha yoga teacher training in Rishikesh.

During your Hatha yoga teacher training in Rishikesh with Gyan Yoga Ashram, they introduce the concepts of Hatha yoga to all their students, beginning with traditional terminologies. You will be taught about various asanas or yoga poses that will elevate your consciousness regarding your body. You will practice breathing exercises and meditation to channel your inner energy. The benefits of Hatha yoga will be prominent during your yoga teacher training.

Improved flexibility, physical, and mental stability and a general sense of happiness are a few outcomes of good yoga teacher training.

Why Hatha yoga teacher training in Rishikesh?

The world capital of yoga has been a favorite amongst yogis, seekers, and peace lovers. This is the prime reason as to why so many people prefer taking up yoga teacher training in Rishikesh. The roots of yoga trace down to Rishikesh where it was first found and practiced. The rich history and ample of natural beauty make Rishikesh the ideal location for 200-hour yoga teacher training course.

If you too aspire to become a yoga teacher, they are here for you to help you through your yogic journey. Gyan Yoga Ashram is situated in this holy town and offers multi-format yoga teacher training in Rishikesh. There are innumerable reasons for you to practice Hatha yoga in Rishikesh with them. Authentic principles of Hatha yoga are only taught in its land of origin. The yogic lineage of Rishikesh has helped so many people to avail the benefits of Hatha yoga.

It is only under correct guidance that your physical stability increases manifold with Hatha yoga. This guidance is available in abundance at Gyan Yoga Ashram Rishikesh. Since the town is surrounded is by the majestic Himalayas, the air that you breathe in here is pure and detoxifying. Not to forget, the presence of the holy river Ganges creates an altogether spiritual ambiance, which is so beneficial during your Hatha yoga teacher training in Rishikesh.

When you meet people with diverse culture but similar goals, the process of learning becomes rapid. There is a significant improvement in mental health, which is essentially the ultimate goal of Hatha yoga. This happens only in Rishikesh, where people from all corners of the world come to practice yoga.

Benefits of Hatha yoga in Rishikesh

Natural environment

Rishikesh provides the best natural environment where one can experience yoga. Practicing Hatha yoga in Rishikesh on the banks of the pristine Ganga will relax your body and mind.

Learn from masters

When you learn yoga from the best yoga teachers in Rishikesh, such as those at their school, you develop significant strength and flexibility without harming your body.

Ashram lifestyle

During your 200-hour yoga teacher in Rishikesh, you experience a proper ashram lifestyle. You consume the satvik yogic food. This lifestyle makes you access greater control over your body and reduces cravings for anything unhealthy.

Certification from Rishikesh

When you become a certified yoga teacher from Rishikesh, you earn recognization in the entire world. Graduating from the world yoga capital is definitely a feather in your cap and is a matter of great reputation.

200-hour Hatha yoga teacher training course syllabus

Shatkarma (cleaning process)

  • Introduction of shatkarma
  • Jal neti and sutra neti
  • Eye cleaning (trataka and eyes cups)
  • Vaman dhauti
  • Kapalbhati
  • Agnisara

Vinyasa flow (postures)

  • On your feet yogasanas
  • Seated Vinyasa sequences
  • Seated posterior stretch sequences
  • On one leg yogasanas
  • The supine sequence
  • The bow pose sequence
  • The triangle pose sequence
  • The inverted posture sequence
  • Meditative pose sequence
  • Viseha Vinyasa karma

Hatha yoga asanas and their adjustment

  • Dynamic postures - Pawanmuktasana series, Marjala asana, Vyaghrasana, Surya namaskar
  • Standing postures - Tadasana, Utkatasana, Padhastasana, Trikonasana, Parivrtta Trikonasana, Parshwakonasana, Parivrttaparshwakonasana, Veerbhadrasana I, Veerbhadrasana II, Veerbhadrasana III, Ardhchandrasana, Parsvottanasana, Prasaritapadottanasana
  • Inverted postures - Sirsasana, Sarvangasana, Halasana, Pinchamayurasana, Adhomukhavrkshasana
  • Twisting postures - Ardhmatsyendra asana, Parivrittijanusirshasana, Kati Chakrasana
  • Backbend postures - Bhujangasana, Shalabhasana, Dhanurasana, Matsyasana, Ushtrasana, Kandhrasana, Chakrasana, Gomukhasana, Setu Asana, Rajkapotasana
  • Forward bend postures - Paschimotanasana, Janusirasana, Ardhpadam Paschimotanasana, Padprasar Paschimotanasana, Adho Mukha Svanasana
  • Balancing postures - Vrkshasana, Bak Dhayan asana, Mayurasana, Natraj asana, Garudasana, relaxation postures, Shashankasana, Makarasana, Savasana

Pranayama

  • Introduction of pranayama
  • Importance of pranayama
  • Yogic breathing technics for increasing awareness
  • Benefits of pranayama
  • Different pranayama and general guidelines
  • Nadi Sodhana pranayama
  • Bhastrika pranayama
  • Bhramari pranayama
  • Surya Bhedi and Chandra Bhedi pranayama
  • Sheetali and Sheetkari
  • Ujjayi pranayama

Mudras

  • Introduction of yogic mudra
  • Jnana and chin mudra
  • Yoni mudra
  • Bhairava mudra
  • Shambhavi mudra
  • Nasikagra mudra
  • Prana mudra
  • Maha mudra
  • Maha vedha mudra
  • Different mudras for better health
  • Mudra for concentration
  • Common mudras for daily use

Bandhas

  • Introduction of bandha
  • Uddiyana bandha
  • Jalandhar bandha
  • Mula bandha
  • Maha bandha

Yoga philosophy

  • Introduction to yoga
  • Its philosophy and evolution
  • Concept of Hatha yoga
  • Different practices of Hatha yoga
  • Introduction to yoga sutras of patanjali
  • Importance of discipline in the path of yoga
  • Definition of yoga
  • Vrittis (mental fluctuations) and their classification
  • Consistent practice and non-attachment (Abhayasa and Vairagya)
  • Obstacles and distractions on the path of yoga (concepts of citta-viksepa and antaraya)
  • Ashtanga yoga

Yama, niyama

  • Asana, pranayama, pratyahara, dharana, dhyan, samadhi
  • Sattva, rajas, and tamas (Triguna)
  • Introduction to chakras and its functions
  • Lives of yogis (Inspiring stories)

Meditation

  • Introduction to meditation and concentration
  • Breathing awareness meditation
  • Tips for developing concentration
  • Bahir and Antar trataka
  • Dynamic meditation (osho meditation)
  • Nada meditation (sound meditation)
  • Ajapajapa
  • Antar Mouna (silence practice)
  • Chakra meditation
  • Third eye meditation
  • Mantra meditation
  • Yantra meditation
  • 61 point meditation
  • Yoga Nidra inner visualization

Mantra chanting

  • What is the mantra and benefits of chanting mantra?
  • Shanti mantra (mantra of peace)
  • Guru mantra (mantra for guru)
  • Ganesh mantra (mantra for auspiciousness)
  • Mahamritumjaya mantra (mantra on lord shiva)
  • Gayatri mantra (universal prayer)
  • Yogena Cittasya (Sloka on sage Patanjali)
  • Hare rama, Hare Krishna (Maha mantra)

Anatomy

  • Skeletal system
  • Muscular system
  • Muscle functions according to joint movements
  • Respiratory system
  • Endocrine system
  • Circulatory system
  • Nervous system
  • Digestive system
  • Chakras inversions
  • Physiological benefits of asana

Teaching methodology

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

Evaluation is based on

  • Written test
  • Asana practical test
  • Attendance
  • Performance
  • Behavior

Daily schedule

  • 05:30 Morning bell
  • 06:30 - 06:45 Morning tea
  • 06:45 - 07:00 Shatkarma
  • 07:00 - 08:15 Hatha yoga
  • 08:15 - 08:45 Pranayama
  • 09:00 - 09:30 Breakfast
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Yoga philosophy
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Alignment - adjustment - methodology
  • 12:00 - 12:30 Lunch
  • 15:00 - 16:00 Anatomy and physiology
  • 16:15 - 17:45 Hatha yoga or Vinyasa flow
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Meditation and mantra chanting
  • 19:15 - 20:00 Dinner
  • 22:00 Lights off

Included excursions

During this course, you will enjoy:

  • Ganga Aarti ceremony
  • Himalayan temple and village tour
  • Rishikesh temples and city sightseeing
  • Waterfall

Instructors

Yogi Yogesh Ji

Yogi Rajesh Ji

Yogi Sadhushri

Location

This yoga teacher training program will take place in a serene and comfortable setting in the spiritual city of Rishikesh. Located on the banks of the Ganga River, the sacred river, and nestled in the Himalayas Valley, Gyan Yoga Ashram welcomes you to their home in the heart of the city. Located far from the hustle and bustle of the big city, the training center is close to local amenities, local market, and the forest for walking.

Food

During this yoga training, you will be served daily three delicious and healthy vegetarian meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner).

Filtered water, herbal tea, and snacks are also available. The menu is creative and balanced with proteins so you feel full and satisfied.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Lacto-ovo Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • Naturopathic
  • Fruitarian
  • Lactose Free
  • Other dietary requirements on request
  • Ayurvedic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

These activities are not included in the package but can be arranged upon request:

  • Attend Ganga Arti
  • Bungee jumping
  • Camping and bonfire
  • Cliff jumping
  • Experience the traditional Indian culture
  • Ayurvedic massage and therapies
  • Flying fox
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain biking
  • Parasailing and paragliding
  • Rappelling and rock climbing
  • River rafting - the most popular thing to do in Rishikesh
  • Trekking

Spa treatments

One free full body Ayurvedic massage is included in your package.

What's included

  • 27 nights twin shared accommodation
  • Rooms with hot water, attached bath, and toilet
  • Unlimited free high-speed Wi-Fi internet connection
  • 3 times daily nutritious vegetarian meals and teas
  • Course books and course manual
  • Cleansing material like neti pot, rubber tube, etc.
  • 1 Himalayas trip
  • Every weekend excursion
  • Taxi-pickup from Jolly Grant Airport (DED)
  • Every Saturday Satsang (spiritual gathering)
  • 1 full body massage
  • Usage of the in-house library

What's not included

  • Private accommodation (250 USD extra)
  • Flights

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) or Jolly Grant Airport (DED). Transfer from and to Jolly Grant Airport (DED) is included. Gyan Yoga Ashram will pick you up from the airport. Or you can choose to fly to Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). If you want to be picked up from Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), they will arrange it at an additional price of 60 USD.

Arrival by bus

From Delhi, the city of Rishikesh is about 230 kilometers away and is well connected by buses. A bus journey may take about five to seven hours depending on the traffic and it costs you about 130 to 350 INR. A bus with air conditioning will cost about 250 to 700 INR. In Rishikesh, there are several travel agencies scattered around Swarg Ashram and Lakshman Jhula that can book luxury buses to common destinations like Delhi, Jaipur, Pushkar, and Varanasi.

Arrival by train

A quiet branch line connects Rishikesh to Haridwar, but there are only about three trains daily. It is better to take the train to Haridwar and continue by bus from there which will take 45 minutes and costs 50 INR, or you can tell them your train detail. They will arrange a free pick up for you from Haridwar Railway station.

GPS

30.1314673000, 78.3234314000.

Airport: Jolly Grant Airport Airport transfer included: Jolly Grant Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport Airport transfer available: Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$60 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 28% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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