200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Rishikesh (Primary Series Ashtanga Yoga)
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Overview - 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Rishikesh (Primary Series Ashtanga Yoga)
This 200 hour Primary series Ashtanga yoga teacher training course RYT 200 certification program in Rishikesh is for practitioners of all levels. Students can be aspiring yogis looking to explore and deepen their practices, learn the art of teaching, and experience the ancient science of Ashtanga Yoga. To join this course, you must be practicing Ashtanga yoga for at least a month and must be familiar with the primary series asanas.
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This 200 hour Ashtanga yoga teacher training course Primary series is open to all levels of practicing Ashtangis. If you are completely new to yoga, you are recommended to join our 200 hour New to Ashtanga yoga teacher training course that also runs throughout the year. This will ensure that you learn the system of Ashtanga yoga with a strong foundation upon which to build your teaching and personal practice.
All accommodation during the time of the course is provided by yoga school and is included in your course fees. Students live together at the Jivan Building 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.
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 two full meals and one snack with tea is 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 nuts butters, muesli, yogurt, fresh honey ginger lemon tea, and more.
Dinner begins around 6:30pm 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 favourites like lentils, dal, chickpeas, chapati and naan bread, a vegetable dish, tofu, salad, soup, rice, and a tasty dessert.
In order for you to have the full yogic experience all of our meals are designed to keep the body light but strong and nourished during your training. 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.
- 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
- The relevance of Omkara in Yoga System
- Anatomy and physiology of Yogic practices
- Textual Understanding of Hatha Yoga
- From Hathayogapradipika and gheranda Samhita
- The goal of Hatha Yoga
- Factors that accelerate yoga sadhana
- The Yoga Mala - Sri K. Pattabhi 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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