Course Details

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh

  • Duration: 25 Days
  • Language: English
  • Module: Residential with Meals
  • Level: Beginner to Intermediate
  • Certification: Yoga Alliance
  • Style: Multi-style
  • Date: 1st-25th of every month
  • $899 USD (Double Occupancy)
  • $1199 USD (Single Occupancy)
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200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh India

Become USA Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200) through Vinyasa Yoga ashram’s 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Programs and start your career in Yoga. Our comprehensive 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh is designed for all levels of practitioners which includes several aspects of yoga, i.e. from Asanas to Kriyas and prepares you to become an independent yoga teacher.


Be a part of this life-changing experience at "Vinyasa Yoga Ashram" and begin your pleasant journey to lighten up your true self through yoga. This 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course will provide you the deepest possible knowledge of yoga both in the form of theory as well as practical. Our highly qualified and veteran Yog Gurus will provide in-depth knowledge of Asana, Meditation, Ayurveda, Pranayama, Yoga Philosophy and Anatomy. Moreover, asana alignments, modifications, contradictions, use of props, adjustment techniques, teaching methodology and teaching practice will also be covered during this course


Both beginners, as well as experienced practitioners, can reap the benefits of this course as it will not only deepen your yogic knowledge but also sharpen your skills as a facilitator. We aim to incorporate yoga into your daily life and help you in becoming a confident yoga teacher. So, get ready and join us in our beautiful journey of 200 Hour Yoga TTC in Rishikesh at Vinyasa Yoga Ashram.

COURSE SYLLABUS

  • In 200 hours yoga TTC, we teach our students basics of Ashtanga yoga and we systematically guide them through the complete Ashtanga yoga primary series sequence created by K. Pattabhi Jois in a traditional way which includes-

    • Week 1 - Introduction to Ashtanga yoga (Primary series) followed by Sun salutation A & B.
    • Week 2 - Standing sequence postures & use of yoga props.
    • Week 3 - Seated sequence postures & Finishing sequence postures.
    • Week 4 - Mysore style & Teaching practice.

    After practicing for the first 3 weeks based on the teacher’s guidance, the students will be tested in the 4th week in their Mysore style practice which is without guidance. Students will also be asked to guide some of the postures in the last week as a teaching practice.

    • Introduction and benefits Vinyasa Flow
    • How to design a Vinyasa Flow sequence
    • Vinyasa flow for peak postures
    • Importance of breathing in Vinyasa flow
    • How to cue/instruct the Vinyasa flow for different levels of practitioners

    In the last week of the course, students will be asked to prepare their own flow and guide the entire class

    • Introduction to Yoga Philosophy (Yog Darshan) and its evolution
    • Introduction to Patanjali Yoga Sutras
    • Nadis (Ida, Pingala & Sushumna)
    • Introduction to Chakras
    • Explanation of Hatha Yoga Pradapika
    • Eight limbs of Ashtanga Yoga
    • Pancha – Vayus, Panchakoshas
    • Sattva, Rajas & Tamas (Trigunas)
    • Four Padas of Yoga Sutras
    • Life stories of yogis (Inspiring stories)
    • Introduction to Vedas
    • Body Movement & Planes
    • Importance of joints and how to Protect them in Asanas
    • Anatomy and Physiology of Muscles, Ankle, Knee, Hip, Spine, Neck and Shoulder
    • Breathing mechanism in Yoga and short introduction to Bandhas
    • Workshop on different Asanas
    • Food & Digestive System
    • Introduction to Respiratory System
    • Introduction to Nervous System
    • Introduction and benefits of Pranayama
    • Introduction of meditative poses and mudras
    • Introduction of bandhas (locks) and Kumbakhas (breath retention)
    • Knowledge sharing and regular practice of below mentioned breathing exercises:
      • Clavicular, Thoracic and Diaphragmatic Breathing
      • Yogic Breathing
      • Ujjayi, Bhastrika, Kapalbhati, Surya – Bhedi
      • Nadi – Sodhana, Bhramari, Chandra – Bhedi, Sheetali, Sheetkari
    • Jalaneti
    • Rubber-neti
    • Eye-cleansing
    • Kapalbhati- cleansing the lungs
    • Kunjal - stomach cleansing
    • How to sequence a class
    • How to work with breathing and posture to create an appropriate sequence
    • How to cue/instruct and adjust different levels of practitioners
    • Building Positive & conscious communication, friendship and trust
    • Time management for a vinyasa flow
    • Qualities of a teacher
    • Principles of demonstration and observation to correct the postures of students
    • Mental & emotional preparation for teaching
    • Class preparation
    • Step by step class structure planning.
    • Fundamentals and need for Body alignment in Yoga Asanas
    • Alignment of different postures like standing, seated, backward extension, forward extension, twisting, inverted postures
    • Alignment explanation covers
      • How to perform the posture
      • Correct Alignment
      • Common mistakes and Precautions
      • Contraindication
      • Benefits
      • Modifications
      • Verbal adjustments
      • Hands on adjustments
    • Introduction and importance of Meditation
    • Tips to improve concentration in order to avoid distractions during Meditation.
    • Different types of meditation techniques like:
      • Om / Mantra Meditation
      • Trataka
      • Osho Dynamic meditation
      • Silent Meditation Practice Japa Meditation
      • Ajapa japa
      • Antar mouna
      • Nada Brahma Meditation
  • Students will be tested based on

    • Written Test
    • Asana Practical Test
    • Vinyasa Flow teaching to the class
    • Attendance, Performance & behaviour

    • Sound healing
    • Keertan meditation
    • Beach yoga
    • Acro yoga
    • Yin yoga
    • Partner yoga
    • Iyenger class

    Note:- all these additional classes are not part of the course but are included additionally

DAILY SCHEDULE

  • 05:00 Am Morning Bell

  • 06:30 - 07:30 Am Shatkarma & Pranayama

  • 07:30 - 09:00 Am Vinyasa flow Yoga

  • 09:00 - 10:00 Am Breakfast

  • 10:00 - 10:45 Am Yoga Anatomy

  • 11:00 - 11:45 Am Yoga Alignment

  • 11:45 - 12:15 Pm Fruit Break

  • 12:15 - 01:00 PmYoga Philosophy

  • 01:00 - 02:00 Pm Lunch

  • 04:00 - 5:30 Pm Ashtanga Yoga

  • 06:00 - 7:00 Pm Meditation & Mantra chanting

  • 07:10 - 08:00 pm Dinner

  • 10:00 pm Lights off

Course Includes

  • 24 Nights of Private or Shared Accommodation
  • Free Pickup from Dehradun Airport
  • 3 Times Daily Nutritious Vegetarian Meals and Herbal Tea
  • 1 Ayurvedic Massage
  • Cleansing Kit
  • Training Manual and study material
  • 24/7 support during your stay at the Ashram
  • Theoretical and Practical Skills
  • Wifi Access
  • 1 Ayurveda Session
  • Weekend Excursions
  • Kirtan and Movie Night
  • 24 X 7 CCTV Surveillance

What is not included ?

  • Air fare
  • Private Accommodation -Extra Charges
  • Room Heater - 100 USD Extra
  • Air-conditioner- 100 USD Extra.

Note: 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 bad impression on student monthly performance.

Ashtanga Yoga

Comes with the benefits of the enhancement of flexibility & strength, stress management techniques, and attainment of inner calmness, Ashtanga Yoga is the yoga style of exercise created by K. Pattabhi Jois.

It is the eight limbs in the Yoga Sutra outlined by Patanjali that comprises of postures, concentration, meditation, and ethical & moral guidance.

Started by five repetitions of Surya Namaskar A and B respectively and followed by a standing sequence, the practice of Ashtanga forced to grow and focused. By moving your body powerfully and quickly during Ashtanga will also help in the purification of mind and body.

Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Vinyasa is a Sanskrit word that means "Variations within prescribed parameters". This style of yoga is a breath initiated process. This yoga style helps in synchronizing the bond between our daily life actions with the intent of moving towards the important aspects of life.

Vinyasa or Flow Yoga comprises of various identical postures, the order of which often changes.

This yoga type is having a flowing rhythm at a quick pace that links our breath with the movements. The two classes of Vinyasa cannot be alike. Vinyasa flow helps in preventing repetitive injuries and helps in building a more balanced body.

Accommodation for Yogi

Soul flourishes in a healthy body in the same way our physical body requires a healthy, safe and hygienic atmosphere. Vinyasa Yoga Ashram has situated in a peaceful place and surrounded by lush green mountains and fields.

Keeping in mind our rooms are designed according to yoga teacher training course. Our rooms are spacious and ventilated. Our management is always your service to keep your rooms clean and hygienic.

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Food for Yogi

Food Whatever we eat can affect our mental and physical body. Eating balanced and nutritious food is very important for yogis. Yogic Diet is based on natural healing, rejuvenating and energizing elements from the revered science of Ayurveda.

It is a perfect food for nourishing the mind, body and souls of budding yogis.

So Vinyasa Yoga Ashram provides you yogic food which helps you physically in increasing your flexibility and stamina, mentally it helps you in being aware of your thoughts and breath. We are very adamant about bringing nutritious, vegan and gluten-free food for our students.

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Excursions

Rishikesh is situated on the land of the divine and spirituality. To experience the beauty and the enthusiasm of the city of Yoga, Let's visit the sacred places of Rishikesh

  • Ganga Aarti
  • Water Fall
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200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh - Upcoming Dates 2022-23

1 OCT to 25 OCT 2022

  • 200Hrs Yoga Teacher Training
  • Language: English
  • Format: Offline

Course Fee (25 Days)

  • $799 USD (Double Occupancy)
  • $1099 USD (Single Occupancy)

1 NOV to 25 NOV 2022

  • 200Hrs Yoga Teacher Training
  • Language: English
  • Format: Offline

Course Fee (25 Days)

  • $799 USD (Double Occupancy)
  • $1099 USD (Single Occupancy)

1 DEC to 25 DEC 2022

  • 200Hrs Yoga Teacher Training
  • Language: English
  • Format: Offline

Course Fee (25 Days)

  • $799 USD (Double Occupancy)
  • $1099 USD (Single Occupancy)

1 JAN to 25 JAN 2023

  • 200Hrs Yoga Teacher Training
  • Language: English
  • Format: Offline

Course Fee (25 Days)

  • $899 USD (Double Occupancy)
  • $1199 USD (Single Occupancy)

1 FEB to 25 FEB 2023

  • 200Hrs Yoga Teacher Training
  • Language: English
  • Format: Offline

Course Fee (25 Days)

  • $899 USD (Double Occupancy)
  • $1199 USD (Single Occupancy)

1 MAR to 25 MAR 2023

  • 200Hrs Yoga Teacher Training
  • Language: English
  • Format: Offline

Course Fee (25 Days)

  • $899 USD (Double Occupancy)
  • $1199 USD (Single Occupancy)

1 APR to 25 APR 2023

  • 200Hrs Yoga Teacher Training
  • Language: English
  • Format: Offline

Course Fee (25 Days)

  • $899 USD (Double Occupancy)
  • $1199 USD (Single Occupancy)

1 MAY to 25 MAY 2023

  • 200Hrs Yoga Teacher Training
  • Language: English
  • Format: Offline

Course Fee (25 Days)

  • $899 USD (Double Occupancy)
  • $1199 USD (Single Occupancy)

1 JUN to 25 JUN 2023

  • 200Hrs Yoga Teacher Training
  • Language: English
  • Format: Offline

Course Fee (25 Days)

  • $899 USD (Double Occupancy)
  • $1199 USD (Single Occupancy)

1 JULY to 25 JULY 2023

  • 200Hrs Yoga Teacher Training
  • Language: English
  • Format: Offline

Course Fee (25 Days)

  • $899 USD (Double Occupancy)
  • $1199 USD (Single Occupancy)

1 AUG to 25 AUG 2023

  • 200Hrs Yoga Teacher Training
  • Language: English
  • Format: Offline

Course Fee (25 Days)

  • $899 USD (Double Occupancy)
  • $1199 USD (Single Occupancy)

1 SEP to 25 SEP 2023

  • 200Hrs Yoga Teacher Training
  • Language: English
  • Format: Offline

Course Fee (25 Days)

  • $899 USD (Double Occupancy)
  • $1199 USD (Single Occupancy)

1 OCT to 25 OCt 2023

  • 200Hrs Yoga Teacher Training
  • Language: English
  • Format: Offline

Course Fee (25 Days)

  • $899 USD (Double Occupancy)
  • $1199 USD (Single Occupancy)

1 NOV to 25 NOV 2023

  • 200Hrs Yoga Teacher Training
  • Language: English
  • Format: Offline

Course Fee (25 Days)

  • $899 USD (Double Occupancy)
  • $1199 USD (Single Occupancy)

1 DEC to 25 DEC 2023

  • 200Hrs Yoga Teacher Training
  • Language: English
  • Format: Offline

Course Fee (25 Days)

  • $899 USD (Double Occupancy)
  • $1199 USD (Single Occupancy)
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 spiritual 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.


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 the time, you are late means will not be permitted to join the class.

Clear your books of account before departure from Vinyasa Yoga Ashram. Before departure return your books, maps or any goods which you borrowed. Vinyasa Yoga Ashram provides accommodation for a student who joins the yoga course. So any friends or relatives will not be included in accommodation however they can stay in school by renting another room. The student has to be present in all scheduled program of Vinyasa Yoga Ashram.


Refund Policy

An advance of course fees will not be refundable, only in the case of emergency students can join us on other schedules.

If a student cancels the course after joining it, we accept cancellation but course fees will not be refunded in cancellation. There is no charge of course cancellation.

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200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course - Frequently Asked Questions

Yoga's origins can be found in northern India over 5,000 years ago. The word yoga was first mentioned in ancient holy texts called the Rig Veda(ancient science texts). There are few places in India where yoga is practiced under spiritual guidance, Rishikesh is one of them which is also known as world capital of yoga because of its holiness and spiritual aspects.

Since yoga was originated in India way back and that where it is in it’s pure form , where many yogis were born and they spread the peace and love they spread yoga through their own nature and their own life taught us and motivated us to become a part of this sacred science, on the other hand western world consider it as a other type of physical exercise for healthy life and well being which is limited point of view towards this huge science.

It is easy to find yoga for beginners , a beginner can start his journey with 200 hours yoga teachers training course which is for 24 to 28 days, you just have to google Yoga teacher training in India you will have list of institutions and schools in India and you can easily chose on the basis of little research you do.

Yoga is practiced in most of the places in India as it is a gifted science for overall health and wellbeing it maybe practiced in different forms for instance hatha yoga, kriya yoga, ashtanga yoga , iyenger yoga etc. Ultimately the purpose of it is same which is to raise one’s consciousness through it.

India is considered the origin of yoga hence the authenticity of it is firstly seen here, spiritual aspect of it makes India the most preferred place to study it where many yogis were born and passed their wisdom to others.

There are numerous yoga programs going on across India, it depends on the purpose of a practitioner what one chooses, the courses that one can go for are 200 , 300 and 500 hour teacher training courses affiliated by yoga alliance which are most popular across the world and allows one to be able to teach anywhere in the world.

India is a place that is diverse in culture and there are several clothing that represent the custom, in yogic culture lose, light and comfortable clothes are worn which are soothing to body and mind, one also can wear exercise clothing.

Yoga was started way back 5000 years ago by indus sarsvati civilization and it was mentioned in one of the sacred texts rig veda which is a part of veda which is a science it self. Yoga was mentioned in rig veda in the form of mantras , songs and rituals that was mainly practiced by brahmins. How do I apply for an Indian Visa to attend a Yoga course?Yoga teacher training program such as 200, 300 or 500 hour , doesn’t really require a student or any educational visa , you can apply a tourist visa and come join this program for a month or two.

200 hour yoga teacher training or 200-hour Yoga TTC is a beginner yoga course which allows one to accumulate the fundamental knowledge of yoga philosophy, anatomy, alignment and especially makes you able to teach yoga(hatha, ashtanga and vinyasa) around the world under the guidelines of Yoga alliance USA.

As long as it is about certification, Yes 200-Hour YTTC is enough for an individual to be able to teach yoga classes anywhere but in order to be confident teacher and teach professionally many places demand for 500 hours but sometimes it is more about your experience and teaching skills that would be more appreciated.

200 Hour Yoga Course takes 24 to 30 days in general and it depends upon how the course and syllabus has been designed by the organization, sometimes online 200-Hour Yoga TTC could take 2 to 3 months if done few classes a week on the other hand offline 200YTTC may just take upto a month since everyday there can be 7 to 8 sessions per day that covers the whole syllabus which follows the yoga alliance standards.

Yoga is not about flexible or strong people but for anyone who is willing to give time to themselves and yoga, Yoga TTC could help a novice learn the basics of yoga and could motivate one to teach in future once one realizes the capability of him to pass it on others, not always one does TTC to teach but to learn himself too.

200 hour yoga training course is a beginner course anyway so if there is no previous knowledge about yoga, it is going to be fine, since everything one learns is new, the information could be felt too much for one to process, otherwise better prepare yourself mentally that you are going to be staying somewhere only for yourself for a month so keep the stuff with you that is necessary for your use like your personal belongings, course related paraphernalia is provided during course.

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