Hatha & Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training
Yoga Vidya Mandiram | Rishikesh, Uttarakhand | Himalayas
yoga courses in rishikesh, india
This intensive course trains and guides the students to establish a harmonious lifestyle for themselves and share their experiences with others for the better life.
Daily yoga asanas classes beginning to intermediate levels
Daily shat-kriyas (six channel purification exercises), breath awareness and pranayama practices
Karma-yoga and daily mantra recitations
Introductory study of Indian philosophies including Sankhya, Yoga and Vedanta philosophies
Daily guided instructions into relaxation and meditation practices
Yoga anatomy and physiology workshops
Daily breath awareness and pranayama practices
Instructions to practice teaching
100-hours Yoga TTC Certification from Yoga Vidya Mandiram
13 nights' accommodation (with WiFi, AC & Non-AC)
Healthy nutritious vegetarian three meals; breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Excursion to the adventurous activities including rafting, nearby holy shrines and temples and tracking in the Himalayas
Yoga Teacher Training Course (Yoga TTC):
This teacher training is a hatha focused and multi-style teacher training program for beginners and the students with basic knowledge of yoga. This training course aims to provide a solid foundation in different aspects of yogic disciplines that prepare them to adopt yoga as their life profession. This is also meant for who further want to advance their experiences by advance practices and knowledge.
Experienced & Certified Teachers:
This 100-hour yoga teacher training program will be held by experienced reputed meditation guides and the team of accomplished yoga teachers. The teachers and guides are including an Ayurvedic doctor who feels privileged to share his/her knowledge and practice of ancient traditions with modern elements of medical sciences (yoga anatomy and physiology).
After the completion of the course, the students will be given a certification of the completion of the 100-hour yoga training course from Yoga Vidya Mandiram yoga school.
This 100-hour yoga course mainly includes the following contents:
Mantra recitation (mantra - Japa), daily joints and glands practices (granthi - vimochana - kriya), yoga postures (yoga asanas), meditative steps of doing asanas, six cleansing exercises (shat karma), science of breath (pranayama), yoga energy locks (Bandha) and yoga gestures (Mudra), meditation (Dhyana), yogic sleep (yoga Nidra), history and philosophy of yoga (yoga Darshana), yogic anatomy and physiology of human body, basic principles of Ayurveda, asana alignment practicum classes, yoga teaching practice, and teaching methodology. Yoga psychology enhance the students' learning at various levels; mentally and emotionally by which they learn to adopt the yogic disciplines in daily life.
Over all this intensive course trains and guides the students to establish a harmonious lifestyle for themselves and share their experiences with others.
Intro to mantra science
Basic mantras: aum, gayatri, trayambakam, guru, shanti etc.
Morning prayers & Evening prayers
Surya-namaskara 12 mantras along with bija mantras
Names of the beginning and advance levels of the yoga asanas
Hatha Yoga Asanas
Meditative steps of performing the hatha yoga; centering, entering, refining, holding, coming out, and reflection
Surya namaskar (sun salutations) - dynamic surya namaskar, surya namaskar with breathe awareness, surya namaskar with 12 mantras with their bija-mantra chanting
Modifications of yoga asanas
Types of yoga asanas - standing, sitting, backward bending, forward bending, spinal twisting, fire series, inversion, shavasana etc.
Alignment & art of adjustment
Preventing common injuries
Yoga asanas benefits
Breathing & Pranayama Practices
Introduction to science of breath
Physiology of pranayama
Basic postures for pranayama
Establishment of diaphragmatic breath
1:1, 1:2 and 1:4 breathing practices
Different practices of pranayama: nadi shodhana, ujjayee, kapalabhati, bhastrika, shitali, shitkari and brahmari
Benefits or pranayama practices
Guidelines for regular pranayama
Jalandhara-bandha (chin lock)
Uddiyana-bandha (abdominal lock)
Moola-bandha (root lock)
Satkarma or Cleansing Exercises
Practice Relaxation & Preparation for Yogic Sleep
Introduction to the concept and practices of relaxation
Relaxation in daily life
Sequence of relaxation practices
Tension & relaxation exercises
Systematic relaxation exercises
31 points relaxation exercise
What is meditation & what is not?
Meditation in daily life
Yoga asanas for meditation
2-5 minutes meditations
Yoga Anatomy & Physiology
Introduction about yoga anatomy and physiology
Systems: Digestive system, Respiratory system, Nervous system, Skeletal system
Stress management through yoga:
Asana (physical postures)
Pranayama (breathing practices)
Effect of yoga posture on muscles and systems
Pancha tattva (five great elements)
Pancha kosha (five sheaths)
Pancha pranas (five vital energy)
Yoga philosophy, Life-style, & Yoga Ethics
General introduction: six schools of Indian philosophy
Philosophy in daily life
The Yoga-sutras of Patanjali
Astanga-yoga: yama, niyam, asana, pranayam, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, and samadhi
Yamas and Niyamas
More on the ethics of a teacher
Learning to instruct & guide
Main points: Teaching to what you observe, Timing a class, Greeting/Centering, Sequence in teaching,
Modification in Posture
The practice and service of teaching yoga
Develop intention for classes
Question & answer
Typical Daily Schedule
05:00am Wake Up!
06:00 - 06:15 Karma Yoga & Mantra chanting
06:15 - 07:00 Shat-kriyas & Pranayama practices
07:00 - 08:30 Warm-up exercises, joints and glands following hatha yoga asanas
08:30 - 10:00 Breakfast and free time
10:00 - 11:15 Yoga Philosophy
11:15 – 12:30 Yoga anatomy & physiology workshops
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 15:45 Teaching Methodology/Ayurveda/Practice Teaching
16:00 - 16:15 Tea break
16:15 - 18:00 Astanga Vinyasa sessions
18:30 - 19:30 Dinner and free time
19:30 - 20:30 Guest lectures/Satsanga/Meditation/Audios and videos/Self-study/Inner dialogue
21:00pm Go sleep!
Note: It is advised that you arrive at the yoga school one day before the course starts.
Riding boat in the Ganges
Mountain hiking walking/trekking
Visiting nearby holy shrines and temples
Things To Do
Visit nearby temples and shrines
What Is Included?
13 nights' accommodation (AC & Non-AC)
Quality 100-hours teacher training course
Daily vegetarian breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Filtered water, herbal tea, and snacks
Free Wi-Fi connection
Free use of yoga tools during the course
Local sightseeing exploration
Neti pot and sutra neti
Textbooks, printed study handouts and 100hrs yoga teacher training manual
100hrs course certification from Yoga Vidya Mandiram
Wi-Fi/ Internet , Double Bed , Western-Style Bathroon , Hot Water Facility ,
Wi-Fi/ Internet , Double Bed , Western-Style Bathroon , Hot Water Facility ,
Yoga Vidya Mandiram Yoga School is a registered Yoga School centered in Rishikesh, India. The Center is dedicated to restore, explore and impart the purest form of knowledge of Yogic studies and its practices with their scientific verification. The Yoga Center intends to maintain the yogic teachings to their ancient and traditional purity as taught by the yogis of the Himalayan masters. Thus our Yoga School is a bridge between pure and traditional form to contemporary format of teaching yoga.
Yoga Alliance, USA certified best multi style 200/300/500 hour Hatha & Vinyasa flow Yoga Teacher Training Course, Yoga TTC are held at Yoga Vidya Mandiram in Rishikesh, India. These Yoga TTC are suitable for students of all levels; beginner, intermediate and advance.
Our Yoga School offers variety of yoga courses including Yoga Alliance, USA certified 200/300/500 hour Hatha & Ashtanga Vinyasa flow Yoga Teacher Training Course, Yoga TTC maintaining to their spiritual core. These Yoga TTC Courses are held under the guidance of experienced, reputed and excellent yoga meditation guides and the team of accomplished yoga teachers who hold the Yoga Alliance credentials of ERYT 200, ERYT 500 (experienced registered yoga trainers). The teachers and guides are including an Ayurvedic doctor who feels privileged to share his/her knowledge and practice of ancient traditions with modern elements of medical sciences (yoga anatomy and physiology).
Acharya Sudhir Agasti
Acharya Sudhir Agasti, is a very experienced and an influential guide of yoga and meditation,... follower of Swami Rama of the Himalayas and the direct disciple of Swami Veda Bharati. Born in a spiritual family he grew up and was trained by his parents in disciplines of yoga and spiritual life. Acharyaji has been practicing yoga including Hath Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation for more than 2 decades under the guidance of numerous yogis of the Himalyas and other yoga teachers, yet he feels proud to have learnt from Swami Veda Bharati. Staying at Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama, Rishikesh, he studied yoga and meditation, Indian philosophy including Sankhya, Yoga, Vedanta and Tantra philosophies. He is designated as an E-RYT 200, and RYT 500 from Yoga Alliance (USA), and a certified Master Yoga Teacher of 500-Hour from Yoga Alliance India (YAI). Acharyaji also holds his academic education of MA in Yoga from Jain Vishva Bharati University, Rajasthan. Practicing under his guidance, one can experience the depth of serenity and flexibility of body, breath and mind in his classes. On the way to his spiritual journey, he established a Yoga and Meditation Center in Orissa in 2008. There time to time he organizes camps and retreats of Yoga and Meditation to selflessly guide and help the rural children and poor people.
Yoga & Spirituality
Swami Omkarananda, grew up around the great lady saint of India, Ma Anandamayi He studied and lived with six enlightened Masters Swami Dayananda Saraswati, Swami Veda Bharati, Swami Chidananda Saraswati, Dalai Lama, Lung Chu, and the Master of Masters Kalyan Babaji of Himalayas.
Swamiji has multifaceted experience in the field of metaphysics, parapsychology, and mind-matter interaction like psychokinesis and psychic healing, as well as profound knowledge in Vedanta, Sanskrit, holistic lifestyle and yoga. By Dalai Lama’s reference, he visited a Tibetan monastery, where he decided to leave his secular job permanently in order to stay and study with the great Tibetan Master – Lung Chu. Devoting himself to spirituality fully, Swamiji started living with the great enlightened Himalayan Masters. On his spiritual path, he was initiated into the highest secrets of meditation, karmic purification, pranic healing and the art of dying consciously.
With the blessings and permission of his Master, Kalyan Babaji, Swami Omkarananda now travels throughout the world as a peace messenger to teach and inspire thousands of seekers around the globe. His remarkable intuition and transcendental aptitude in raising one’s consciousness, coupled with personal warmth and charisma, leaves a permanent impact on our awakening and growth.
Academically, Swami Omkarananda holds a degree in Electronic Engineering, along with five Masters Degrees and a PHD in Metaphysics. His professional experience ranges from the field of nuclear science in India to heading a yoga school in China, teaching at the department of consciousness of a Vedic health center in Switzerland, and doing research at the Theosophy Society in Japan.
A seeker of truth with an engineering background, Swamiji correlates science with ancient wisdom to create and inspire applied spirituality and transformation in our everyday lives.
Swami Atma Jnanananda
Yoga Philosophy (Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200 (Yoga))
Swami Atma Jnanananda Giri is a sadhaka from Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama, Rishikesh, who by profession is a homeopathic doctor, learnt meditation techniques from his guide and teacher, Swami Veda Bharatiji. Now he delivers his lectures and classes on meditation, mantra chanting, yoga Nidra, and philosophical texts, such as Bhagavad-gita and Patanjali Yoga-sutras. According Swami Atma “finding happiness and peace within oneself is the greatest achievement in life.”
Dr. Shobha Shree
Meditation & Philosophy Teacher
Dr. Shobha Shree was born in a spiritual family of Haridwar, a famous pilgrimage of India. She was brought up in the spiritual environment of mantra chanting and study of philosophy in her family from her childhood. Therefore she had a keen desire of getting higher education in yoga philosophy and of doing her spiritual practice . Dr. Shobha has done Ph.D in yoga philosophy from Gurukul Kangari University, Haridwar, post graduation in philosophy and psychology and one year diploma in yoga. She was initiated from Himalayan tradition where she received deeper knowledge of yoga and philosophy from Swamy Veda Bharti ji, Himalayan Tradition . At present she is sharing knowledge of philosophy, yogapsychology, Pranayama. Meditation and yoganidra in yoga TTC in Rishikesh since 8 years. She believes in nonviolence, love and trust on Supreme Reality and by following we can achieve peace and the heights of spirituality. She loves to live in Nature.
Acharya Jagjeet Singh
Hatha & Yoga Philosophy E-RYT 200
Yoga Acharya Jagjeet is a saintly personality by birth. He was blessed to have taken birth in a spiritual family. ...He has been practicing and teaching yoga for more than 11 years. He feels fortunate to have Acharya Karamveerji (Swami Ramadeva’s guru brother) as his yoga guru. Even after acquiring skills in yogic therapies and doing meditation in the Himalayas, he had an urge to go deeper, in order to gain more awareness of yoga therapies; as a result he opted to learn and work enthusiastically on Shatkarma.
Dr. Harsh Agrawal (B.A.M.S.)
Ayurveda & Anatomy
Dr. Harsh comes from a family of Doctors, whose Grand Father was a very famous Ayurvedacharya during 1970. ...He carries a rich experience of over 10 years in the field of chronic disorders and their treatment through Ayurveda stream. He has been a pioneer in Rishikesh Medical fraternity and more than 20,000 patients from India and abroad have already benefited with the help of his varied expertise and rich experience. Dr. Harsh has been an a very active participant of multiple medico-social initiatives e.g. Social Welfare Camps, International Ayurvedic Exhibitions, Health Fairs, Seminars, Symposiums and other activities of Shanti Kunj, Clinical Research for Ayurveda wing. He has also been a calming influence and great helping hand in the face of various natural disasters by being an active member of the Disaster Management Team for catastrophes like Gujarat Earthquake, Cloud Burst in Sri Nagar etc. Other than this, Following is what his rich repertoire of experience represents – • teaches ayurveda in various ashrams and personal classes. • Helping with Reiki Healing • Visited Himalayan region several times with Great saints and spiritual Healers to learn Mantrosparsh, Meditation and Yoga Sadhanas. • Worked with Divya Neerog Clinic, Rishikesh for over 8 years in the field of Ayurveda treatment of chronic disorders. • Early 2012, Founded Vardan Ayurveda Nilayam (VAN), which is now amongst few of the top most Ayurveda and Panch Karma Centers of Rishikesh, providing the Consultations, Ayurveda classes/courses, Panch Karma (detoxification treatments), Herbal Medicines and Spiritual Healing. • Certificate from Maharishi European Research University (MERU) in pulse diagnosis and aroma therapy. According to his philosophy and vision statement of Vardan Ayurveda Nilayam (VAN) – “It is not the pathy (Stream of Medicine System), which a doctor or healer adopts, But the feeling of empathy, which connects him with his patients and cures them finally. Education B.A.M.S (bachelor of ayurvedic medicine and surgery) five and half year degree course from Gurukul Ayurveda college Hardwar Uttrakhand India affiliated to Kanpur university completed in 2003.
Ravinder Singh Padiyar
Ashtanga Vinyasa & Alignment Instructor
Acharya Ravinder Singh Padiyar is a highly qualified and experienced instructor of Astanga...Vinyasa He is regarded as one of the very inspiring Vinyasa teacher in Rishikesh He holds his academic education from different prestigious yoga institutes and Universities in India including his Astanga Vinyasa education from Mysore (Karnataka), and MA in yoga from Jaina Vishva Bharati, Rajasthan. He is also specialized in teaching physical, breathing and mental training techniques to students of different sex and age from diverse cultural backgrounds. He utilizes strong skills in communication to establish individual needs and to prepare and deliver appropriate training and therapy plans accordingly. He also took 1st place in the state Yoga Championship in Nov 2009, hosted by the Indian Yoga Federation.
How to Reach
- Closest Airport
- Dehradun Airport (Jolly Grant Airport) Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi
- Closest Railway Station
- Rishikesh Railway Station Haridwar Railway Station
- Traveling by Road
- Buses to Rishikesh leave New Delhi from the Kashmiri Gate national bus stand approximately every hour. The bus ride takes about eight hours and costs around 900 INR for air conditioned buses and 500 INR for buses without air conditioning. The best option is to reach Haridwar train station, about 45 minutes away from Rishikesh, by road on a driven taxi or the so called tuktuks. From Delhi, the train ride takes approximately eight hours, depending on the train. Haridwar is serviced by many trains from and to Delhi, Varanasi, Rajasthan, Amritsar, and many others.
1. Alcohol, tobacco, smoking and other drugs are not allowed during the course.
2. No friends and relatives are allowed to stay with yoga students without any prior permission from the managements.
3. Unnecessary food like non-veg are not allowed during the course, the food in the yoga school is purely vegetarian, to experience an holistic and ayurvedic life style please don’t bring any outside food to eat.
4. Weekly karma yoga is practiced for 2 hrs.
5. YTTP students to understand the results of training programme cannot be guaranteed and your progress depends on your effort during in and outside the class and your individual results can be vary from person to person, that depends on the yoga trainer or instructors.
6. During the classes, mobile phones, cameras, and recording equipment are strictly forbidden.
However, in case of emergencies and any other unavoidable situation the center permits the students to go for any other scheduled course within the of one year. It is advised to carefully consider the time and resources for the course before forwarding the application. Therefore we recommend the students examine their upcoming responsibilities and obligations so that they may be able to devote their full attention to the yoga teacher training program.