500 Hour (48 Nights / 49 Days) Hatha & Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training

Yoga Vidya Mandiram 

Yoga School

Rishikesh Uttarakhand Himalayas

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500 Hour Yoga TTC Curriculum
yoga teacher training course in rishikesh, india

This 500-hour yoga course mainly includes the following contents:
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. In addition, this 500-hour yoga training course includes: 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.

Mantra chanting
Intro to mantra science
Basic mantras: aum, gayatri, trayambakam, guru, shanti etc.
Morning prayers & Evening prayers
Meal prayers
Study prayers
Health prayers
Surya-namaskara 12 mantras along with bija mantras & their understanding
1-20 Sanskrit counting
Names of the beginning and advance levels of the yoga asanas
Selected yoga-sutras recitation

Hatha Yoga Asanas
Meditative steps of performing the hatha yoga; centering, entering, refining, holding, coming out, and reflection
Astanga vinyasa flow - series 1 & 2
Surya namaskar (sun salutations I,II & III) - dynamic surya namaskar, surya namaskar with breathe awareness, surya namaskar with 12 mantras with their bija-mantra chanting and their understanding
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
Counter pose
Contraindications
Yoga asanas benefits

Pranayama (the science of breath)
Introduction to science of breath
Physiology of pranayama
Beginning and advance postures for pranayama
Perfect establishment of diaphragmatic breath
1:1, 1:2 and 1:4 breathing practices
Different practices of pranayama: nadi shodhana, ujjayee, kapalabhati, bhastrika, shitali, shitkari, brahmari, and anuloma viloma, suryabhedi, and various types of kumbhaka pranayama and others
Breathing for the advance yoga practices, such as chakra and kundalini
Benefits or pranayama practices
Guidelines for regular pranayama

Bandhas (lock)
Jalandhara-bandha (chin lock)
Uddiyana-bandha (abdominal lock)
Moola-bandha (root lock)
Maha-bandha (great lock)

Mudra Vijnana (Science of Graceful Gestures)
Intro to mudras and their importance in yoga practices
Mudra and its psychology
The elements residing in the fingers and five mudras: akasha-mudra, jnana-mudra, agni-mudra, varuna-mudra, and prithvi-mudra
Other important mudras: dhyan-mudra, prana-mudra, apana-mudra, linga-mudra, shunya-mudra, vishnu-mudra, bhairava-mudra, and hridaya-mudra

Satkarma or Cleansing Exercises
Jala-neti
Sutra-neti
Kunjala
Trataka
Agnisara
Nauli

Yoga Practicum
Class sequences
Develop intention for classes
Self-evaluation
Assignments
Practice teaching
Feed back
Group discussion
Question & answer
Home work

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!

Practice Relaxation & Yoga Nidra
Introduction to the concept and practices of relaxation
Relaxation in daily life
Philosophy of yoga-nidra
Sequence of beginning and advance relaxation practices
Tension & relaxation exercises
Systematic relaxation exercises
31 points relaxation exercise
61 points relaxation exercise
Preparation for yoga-nidra
61 blue star- yoga-nidra

Meditation
What is meditation & what is not?
Meditation in daily life
Yoga asanas for meditation
2-5 minutes meditations
Steps into basic meditation
So-ham mediation
Mantra & meditation
Spinal breath
Sushumna breath through chakras

Yoga Anatomy & Physiology
Introduction about Yoga anatomy and physiology
Systems: Digestive system, Circulatory system, Respiratory system, Muscular system, Nervous system, Endocrine system, Skeletal system, Excretory system, Lymphatic system, Homeostasis
Systems within the personality: A deeper understaning of human personality which contains physical and subtler bodies, such as; 10 senses, mind, intellect, and ego.
Stress: Introduction
Humoral theory (in ancient Indian medicine, Greek medicine & modern medical science)
The Brain and its sub cortical centers
Stress and Neuro-endocrinal changes
Therapy principles for stress disorders
Stress management through yoga:
Asana (physical postures)
Pranayama (breathing practices)
Dhyana (meditation)
Effect of yoga posture on muscles and systems
Nadis (energy channels)
Chakras (energy plexus)
Pancha tattva (five great elements)
Panchakosha (five sheaths)
Pancha pranas (five vital energy)

Yoga philosophy, Life-style, & Yoga Ethics
General introduction: six schools of Indian philosophy
Philosophy in daily life
Elementary intro to Samkhya and Yoga philosophies
The Yoga-sutras of Patanjali
History of Yogic science
Astanga-yoga: yama, niyam, asana, pranayam, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, and samadhi
Introduction to Vedanta (Yoga of the Upanishads)
The yoga of the Bhagavad-gita
The tantric yoga
Yoga Ethics
Yamas and Niyamas
More on the ethics of a teacher
Daily life style of a sadhaka

Yoga & Ayurveda (Science of Life)
Intro to Ayurveda
Philosophy of Ayurveda: body and mind
The concept of tri-dosha: vata, pitta, and kapha
The concept of tri-gunas: sattva, rajas and tamas
Ayurveda and the balanced and healthy nutrients diet
Balance of the mind and body through proper diet as prescribed in Ayurveda
Teaching Methodology
Learning to instruct & guide
Main points: Teaching to what you observe, Timing a class, Greeting/Centering, Sequence in teaching,
Themeing a specific posture
Classroom Organization
Demonstration
Health Concerns
Language
Modification in Posture
The role of a teacher
The practice and service of teaching yoga
Excursions:
Riding boat in the Ganges
Mountain hiking walking/trekking
Free Wi-Fi
Laundry
Visiting nearby holy shrines and temples

Things To Do:
Shopping
Surfing
Mountain hiking
Visit nearby temples and shrines

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 
Director/Yoga Teacher

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.

 

Swami Omkarananda 
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.


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Accommodation You are cordially welcome to be a part of our family! You will stay with us at our perfectly located yoga school in Rishikesh. The center is located near to the divine Ganges River accompanied by beautiful mountains, breath-taking views nearby; our center is peaceful and bright providing excellent location for your inner awakening. We put an immense care to maintain the environment as much as we do of our students, so we keep it clean and bright. Our center has three yoga studios, is blessed with a huge garden where the students can study, contemplate and meditation. Our school holds the ancient traditional values to nourish the modern way of learning yoga. Everything will be closed to you like your classes, the dining area, yoga hall and beautiful garden. During this yoga training, you will stay in a comfortable room at Tapovan Vatika Resort, an ideal hotel to relax and enjoy in nature. The accommodation is facilitated with air-conditioning, and Wi-Fi connection. However, please note that Yoga Vidya Mandiram School provides the accommodation for a student who joins yoga classes. There are two room options available for this course: shared and private room. Shared accommodation- includes two single beds which shared by 2 students. Bathing shower and water-heater, Western toilets, wardrobes are available in the rooms as well as unlimited free internet access and intercom all day. Bed sheets, pillows and towels are also provided for you. Private accommodation- includes a nice balcony with a stunning Mountains-view. The rooms are new, big and bright. You'll have a wardrobe and a Big-size bed, hot shower, water-heater, unlimited internet-access and intercom. Bed sheets, pillows and towels are also provided. Amenities: Wifi access Hot water running 24 hours a day Clean, hygienic and western-style rooms with attached bathrooms Filtered water system for drinking Bed sheets, blankets, pillows and towels are provided Yogic Food During this yoga training, you will be served daily three delicious and healthy vegetarian meals; breakfast, lunch and dinners. Filtered water, herbal tea, and snacks are also available. The menu is creative and balanced with proteins so you feel full and satisfied. If you are planning to have fast in any day, please inform Yoga Vidya Mandiram for avoiding food waste. The following meals are included: Wifi access Breakfast Lunch Dinner Tea with Snacks The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for: Vegetarian

Wi-Fi/ Internet    Double Bed    Western-Style Bathroon    Hot Water Facility   
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Private rooms

Accommodation You are cordially welcome to be a part of our family! You will stay with us at our perfectly located yoga school in Rishikesh. The center is located near to the divine Ganges River accompanied by beautiful mountains, breath-taking views nearby; our center is peaceful and bright providing excellent location for your inner awakening. We put an immense care to maintain the environment as much as we do of our students, so we keep it clean and bright. Our center has three yoga studios, is blessed with a huge garden where the students can study, contemplate and meditation. Our school holds the ancient traditional values to nourish the modern way of learning yoga. Everything will be closed to you like your classes, the dining area, yoga hall and beautiful garden. During this yoga training, you will stay in a comfortable room at Tapovan Vatika Resort, an ideal hotel to relax and enjoy in nature. The accommodation is facilitated with air-conditioning, and Wi-Fi connection. However, please note that Yoga Vidya Mandiram School provides the accommodation for a student who joins yoga classes. There are two room options available for this course: shared and private room. Shared accommodation- includes two single beds which shared by 2 students. Bathing shower and water-heater, Western toilets, wardrobes are available in the rooms as well as unlimited free internet access and intercom all day. Bed sheets, pillows and towels are also provided for you. Private accommodation- includes a nice balcony with a stunning Mountains-view. The rooms are new, big and bright. You'll have a wardrobe and a Big-size bed, hot shower, water-heater, unlimited internet-access and intercom. Bed sheets, pillows and towels are also provided. Amenities: Wifi access Hot water running 24 hours a day Clean, hygienic and western-style rooms with attached bathrooms Filtered water system for drinking Bed sheets, blankets, pillows and towels are provided Yogic Food During this yoga training, you will be served daily three delicious and healthy vegetarian meals; breakfast, lunch and dinners. Filtered water, herbal tea, and snacks are also available. The menu is creative and balanced with proteins so you feel full and satisfied. If you are planning to have fast in any day, please inform Yoga Vidya Mandiram for avoiding food waste. The following meals are included: Wifi access Breakfast Lunch Dinner Tea with Snacks The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for: Vegetarian

Wi-Fi/ Internet    Double Bed    Western-Style Bathroon    Hot Water Facility   


How to Reach

Airway Connectivity
Dehradun Airport (Jolly Grant Airport) Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi
Railway Connectivity
Rishikesh Railway Station Haridwar Railway Station
Roadway Connectivity
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.

Yoga is the control of the mind’s modifications and not suppressing the natural tendencies of unconscious and conscious mind. Here the first sutra of the Yoga-sutras teaches us to cultivate a disciplined mind. All our terms and conditions are set to assist to acquire the strength of the mind in order to enhance the quality of mind to be in discipline.

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.

All YTTP students are requested to punctual on the YTTP timetable and to attend all yoga course programs. Our course payments are pre contracted. In any circumstances the fees are non-refundable or non-transferrable unless the course is cancelled and there is no negotiable in fees.
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.


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