200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh (New to Asthanga Yoga TTC)
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Overview - 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh (New to Asthanga Yoga TTC)
This offered 200 hour new to Ashtanga yoga teacher training course is for yogis looking to establish a strong and thorough foundation of sustainable Ashtanga yoga practice while learning the necessary tools and confidence to teach. All level of yogis can join this program but it is specifically designed for beginners who are new to Ashtanga yoga and wish to truly understand and experience the fundamentals of this ancient practice.
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This 200 hour New to Ashtanga yoga teacher training course is for complete beginners who may or may not have been previously introduced to yoga. If you already have some experience with Ashtanga yoga, you may feel more challenged by taking our 200 hour Primary Series Ashtanga yoga teacher training. And if you are 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training graduate in any method, you may choose to directly join our 300 hour Primary Series Ashtanga yoga teacher training course.
All accommodation during the time of the course is provided by the schook and is included in your course fees. Students live together at the Krisna Cottage, Swarg Ashram, residence in Ram Jhula, Swarg Ashram area. We have various locations for practice space and where classes are held. These include our Shala space in Jivan Building, our Shala space next door, and at our Yoga Shala on the banks of the Ganges. Students will be a five minutes walk from all their classes through the lively streets of Rishikesh villages. Jivan Building is located in a peaceful part of Rishikesh and is surrounded by gardens, ayurvedic cafes, and little shops. It is a short walk down to the banks of the holy Ganges river where students can go to relax, explore, drink chai, and watch the sunset. Our Yoga Shala spaces overlook both the scenic Himalayas and the Ganges river.
During the yoga teacher training course all students are provided single room accommodation with attached bath at Jivan Building or nearby places with similar facilities. The rooms include two twin beds, one full bathroom with hot water and shower facilities, and a balcony. Bedding is provided and towels are available upon request. Laundry facilities are not included but students are able to wash their own clothes and laundry services can be arranged and inquired about at reception. Wifi is available! Students are ensured a comfortable space in their rooms to relax and rest during the course, but will be spending most of their time in the shala! The rooftop and shala have a 360 degree view of the Himalayas and Ganges and provide a beautiful space for students enjoy.
Daily 2 full meals and one snack with tea are included in your course fees. The food yoga school provides is all delicious homemade traditional Indian food, prepared fresh daily in our kitchen. All the ingredients are high quality and are sourced locally and fresh from the markets.
Brunch begins around 10:30 am: and includes fresh local fruits, like papaya, mango, pineapple, apple, and lots of bananas. Brunch also offers porridge, homemade bread and toast, homemade nut butter, muesli, yoghurt, fresh honey ginger lemon tea, and more.
Dinner begins around 6:30 pm: and offers a wide array of Indian options with the occasional Western touch for a taste of home. Our dinner menu always changes to keep it interesting, but often includes favorites like lentils, dal, chickpeas, chapati and naan bread, a vegetable dish, tofu, salad, soup, rice, and a tasty dessert.
Please let us know if you are dairy-free so we can ensure a vegan option for each dish.
On your day off there are many local cafes, shops and restaurants to enjoy. Traditional masala chai tea and herbal teas are available everywhere.
Primary Series Asanas
- Utthita Hasta Padangushthasana
- Utthita Parshvasahita
- Utthita Hasta Padangushthasana [B]
- Ardha Baddha Padmottanasana
- Virabhadrasana [A]
- Virabhadrasana [B]
- Paschimottanasana [A]
- Paschimottanasana [B]
- Paschimottanasana [C]
- Paschimottanasana [D]
- Ardha Baddha Padma Paschimottanasana
- Tiryam-Mukha Eka-Pada Paschimottanasana
- Janu Shirshasana [A]
- Janu Shirshasana [B]
- Janu Shirshasana [C]
- Marichyasana [A]
- Marichyasana [B]
- Marichyasana [C]
- Marichyasana [D]
- Garbha Pindasana
- Baddha Konasana [A]
- Baddha Konasana [B]
- Baddha Konasana [C]
- Upavishtha Konasana [A]
- Upavishtha Konasana [B]
- Supta Konasana
- Supta Padangushthasana
- Supta Parshvasahita
- Ubhaya Padangushthasana
- Urdhva-Mukha Paschimottanasana
- Setu Bandhasana
- Urdhva Dhanurasana
Pranayamas and Breathing Techniques
- Chandra Bhedan
- Nadi Shodhana
- Yogic Breathing
- Anuloma Viloma
- Surya Bhedan
- Spinal Breathing
Theory and Philosophy
- Foundations of Yoga
- History and tradition of Yoga
- Karma Yoga
- Tantra Yoga
- Bhakti Yoga
- Jnana yoga
- Mantra Yoga
- Pancha Pranas
- Concept of kundalini
- Patanjali Yoga Sutras
- Ashranga yoga of patanjali
- What is yoga? Yoga chitta vritti Nirodha Yoga Sutras 1.2
- Vrittis (mental fluctuations) and their classification
- Relevance of Omkara in Yoga System
- Anataomy and physiology of Yogic practices
- Textual Understanding of Hatha Yoga
- From Hathayogapradipika and gheranda Samhita
- Goal of Hatha Yoga
- Factors that accelerate yoga sadhana
- The Yoga Mala - Sri K. Pattahbi Jois
- Yoga Sutras of Patanjali - Swami Venkatesananda, Motilal publications
- Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha (APMB) Yoga Darshan - Swami Niranjanananda Ji The Heart of Yoga, T.K.V. Desikachar
- Hatha Yoga Pradipika
- The Science of Breath- Dr. M.L. Ghorole
- Perennial Psychology of the Bhagavad Gita
The following are included in the course fees:
- Single room accommodation
- Two full meals per day
- A daily snack with tea.
What’s Not Included
- Personal Expenses
How to Get There
Rishikesh is well-connected to all the major cities. Jolly International Airport at Dehradun (DED) is only 15 km from Rishikesh. You can reach directly from your place of Departure to Jolly International Airport, or you can come via Indra Gandhi International Airport in Delhi (DEL).
The pickup from both Indra Gandhi airport and Jolly Grant Airport are available for extra charges.
From Indra Gandhi International Airport (DEL) approx. 7 Hours Drive
Small Car: about INR 4,500 (Suitable for 2 people)*
Big Car: about INR 7,000 (Suitable for 3-5 people)*
From Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun (DED) approx. 45 mins Drive
Small Car: about INR 1,000 (Suitable for 2 people)*
Big Car: about INR 1,800 (Suitable for 3-5 people)*
You can hire a taxi from the Indra Gandhi International Airport in Delhi to arrive at Rishikesh. If you want any assistance, please feel free to contact us.
You can also have a fun-filled ride on the train from Delhi to Haridwar. Get off at Haridwar station as it is just about 25 kilometres from Rishikesh. It is linked and quite connected to all the cities of India. From Haridwar, you can hire a taxi to Rishikesh
Pickup is also available from Haridwar Railway Station approx. 1 hour Drive
Small Car: INR 1,000 (Suitable for 2 people)*
Big Car: INR 1,800 (Suitable for 3-5 people)*
*Taxi Rates are subject to changes without prior notice
The reservation requires a payment of 20% of the total price.
- If the booking is cancelled one month (31 Days) prior to the start of the retreat/course you will get 90% refund of the booking amount.
- If the booking is cancelled 30 to 15 Days prior to the start of retreat/course, you will get 50% refund of the booking amount.
- No refund will be given if the retreat/course booking is cancelled less than 15 days prior to the start of the course. Although we can adjust the 50% of your paid amount to any other retreat/course you book with us in future.
The remaining amount shall be paid on arrival to the course/retreat location.
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