Yoga Teacher Training
Siddha Yoga Peeth | Rishikesh, Uttarakhand | Himalayas
Explained in authentic books of Yoga like Patanjali Yoga Sutra,Hatha Yoga Pradipika,Gheranda Samhita,Shiva Yoga Pradipika, Bhagwad Gita etc.
Practice and Discipline
Practice Suryanamaskara (SN) with body alignment, breath coordination, Dristhi and Pacing SN in the above sequential order. Effect of SN on physical body, physiological systems and Mind. SN with bija mantras, Right time of practice, rounds of practice, modifications and contraindications.
2-Pranayama (Breathing Exercises) and Shatkarma (Six methods of purification)
a. Introduction to breath in asanas, abdominal breathings teachniques, Yogic breathing teachniques, normal shallow , its practice in shavasana.
b. Practice of 3 category of pranayama (stimulating, balancing and tranquilizing).
c. Introduction to 4 phases of breath (inhalation, exhalation, internal retention, external retention) Kumbhaka, bandhas in pranayma,
d. Shatkarma practice and its purpose in pranayama.
e. Mudras and its use in pranayama (hand mudra, face mudra, body mudra).
3-Yoga Nidra /Meditation
a. The practice of 4 stages of Yoga nidra
b. Rotation of awareness, the right sequence of body parts based on the homunculus (the little man).
c. Pratyahara teachniques, dharana and dhyana techniques introduced.
d. Practice of Kayasthairyam - body stillness.
e. Chanting and meditative states.
Practicing backbends with contributions from hips, lumbar spine, thoracic and cervical spine. Discussion on physical, physiological and psychological effects of Backbends. 6. Unique effects of Backbends. Modification and contra indications of backbends.
b. Standing series
Practice of standing postures as triangle, warrior and balancing series. Modifications and safety of shoulders, spine and knee joints. Discussion of physical, physiological and psychological effects.Unique effects of standing postures.
c. Forward bends
1. Building the legs as foundation for forward bends. Breathe in forward bends. Utilizing exhalations to explore deeper forward bends.
d. Twist & Seated postures
1. Elongated spine, one fixed/stable end of spine, twist originating from the point of fixed end of spine.
2. Physical, physiological and psychological effects of twists
3. Unique effects of twists as against forward and back bends
4. Exploring different seated postures to achieve stability and comfort.
5. The triangular base of legs and extended spine, relaxed abdominal and chest cavities for deep breathing.
e. Inversions and Arm balances
1. Practice of part inversions like padahastasana, adhomukha shwana etc to prepare for complete inversions.
2. Practice of classical inversions like sarvanga and shirasana.
3. The right grips, the right methodology of going in and coming out of inversions.
4. Breathe in inversions.
5. The effect on the abdominal and chest cavity during inversions.
6. Physical, physiological and psychological effects of inversions and arm balances.
1-Introduction of Ayurveda
2 Human Anatomy and Physiology in relation to Yogic practices
1-Teaching methodology and Practice
2 Yoga teacher etiquette
3 -Yogic lifestyle and discipline (Yamas and Niyamas)
1- Learn the right alignment. Experience the effect of a Flow practice. Experience breath in a flow practice. Difference of various styles of Suryanamaskara.
a- Connecting with breath with asanas
b- Exploring spontaneous and conscious breath.
c- The connection between breath and body, breath and mind.
a- What are the preparations for meditation.
b- How does asana and pranayama contribute to meditation?
4- Learn to maintain the discipline of Yoga and develop the character & vision of Yoga teacher.
300 Hours Daily Schedule
Start Time End Time Activity
5.30 am 6.00 am Cleansing Practices & Morning Pooja
6.00 am 7.00 am Chanting & Pranayama
7.00 am 7.45 am Breakfast
8.00 am 9.00 am Vedic Philosophy
9.15 am 11.15 am Hatha Yoga Flow
11.15 am 12.15 am Self Study & Contemplation
12.15 pm 1.00 pm Lunch
1.00 pm 2.30 pm Team / Group practice Self Alignment & Correction
2.30 pm 3.15 pm Anatomy
3.15 pm 3.30 pm Tea
4.00 pm 5.00 pm Hatha Yoga Flow
5.00 pm 6.30 pm Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow
6.45 pm 7.45 pm Prana Balancing & Guided meditation
7.45 pm 8.30 pm Dinner
Wi-Fi/ Internet , Double Bed , Single Bed , Telephone , Western-Style Bathroon , Hot Water Facility ,
Siddha Yoga Peeth India, a Registered Yoga School (RYS) offering 200 and 300-hour yoga programs, is situated at the heart of Rishikesh, the Yoga capital of world.
Siddha Yoga Peeth is a registered Yoga school with Yoga Alliance USA. The center offers comprehensive Yoga Teachers Training programs that allows students to embrace Patanjali Sutra, that was embed on the principles consisting eight spiritual practices, leading to the path of internal purification.
Siddha Yoga Peeth is the result of one man’s vision and persistence to help individuals learn the ancient wisdom, Shailendra Shivanand is a disciple of Avadhoot Baba Shivanand Ji. Shailendra Shivanand was inclined towards discovering the spiritual planes, his inclination lead him to embrace teachings of Swami Vivekanand, Bhagwan Nityananda (Ganesh Puri) and many ascended masters of India. His search lead him further to his calling and he finally found his Guru under whom he was then initiated as a Siddha Sadhak. He believes one must always remain a Sadhak (seeker). With this attitude, the infinite will miraculously lead one to their true calling.
The Yoga Teachers Training courses at Siddha Yoga Peeth are designed to unleash ones desire to know the self and merge the three levels of consciousness – Physical, Psychological & Philosophical knowledge. The programs are structured on the foundations of Ashtanga Yoga and Hatha Yoga and are formulated from basic to advance level.
The center aims to help studetns unfold their true infinite potential through meditation and ancient techniques practicing with eight limbs of Patanjali yoga. The Level 1 teachers training program is a 200-hour course. The Level 2 program is a 300-hours course for students who have successfully completed Level 1.
Yoga means “the control of the mind”; Ashtanga means “eight limbs.” Primarily, the purification in Ashtanga is of the first four limbs – Yama (moral codes), Niyama ( Self-purification and study), Asana ( posture) Pranayama ( breath control). The external purification is can be corrected, however the internal purification requires an extensive cleansing practices – Pratyahara (sense control), Dharana (concentration) Dhyana (meditation) Samadhi (merging with infinite).
Hatha Yoga is a way with which you prepare the body for higher levels of energy by disciplining and purifying it. The blocked channels and pathways leading towards higher energies in the body are cleansed by means of Hathya Yoga.
How to Reach
- Closest Airport
- Jollygrant Airport, Dehradun
- Closest Railway Station
- Rishikesh/ Haridwar Railway Station
- Traveling by Road
- Connected to all major cities from Rishikesh
Rishikesh is a holy town in the heart of India, and we expect the traditional Indian values of our culture are respected and request our students to give reverence to our culture and refrain from hurting the sentiments of the locals and our cultural values.
100% attendance in classes is mandatory. Participants are encouraged to wear loose clothes. Both men and women are requested to avoid wearing revealing attire while at the premise.
Avoid wearing transparent clothes and clothes revealing cleavage/back/ belly button.
Cotton salwar kurta, loose cotton/lycra pants, T-shirts, jumpers, yoga leggings.
The use of alcohol or any intoxicating substance throughout the tenure of TTC will lead to dismissal of your participation with TTC at Siddha Yoga Peeth (SYP), Rishikesh.
Smoking is strictly prohibited in and around the premises.
Participants are allowed to carry cell phones as long as they keep them on silent mode during TTC (though we request switching them off during classes.
We encourage Seva (service). If you may feel inclined towards Seva, you can inform your teacher and we will include you to the tasks you can assist with.