Yoga Teacher Training
Siddha Yoga Peeth | Rishikesh, Uttarakhand | Himalayas
200 hours YTT Syllabus
1. Introduction of Yoga
2. Meaning and definitions of Yoga according to different authentic scriptures.
3. Paths of Yoga
4. Sankhya Philosophy
5. Other details of Yoga Philosophy as following-
a. Understanding creation as per shankya, the 3 gunas, 5 karmendriyas, 5 gyanendriyas, 5 bhutas, 5 tanmatras.
b. The understanding of body as per Pancha koshas and Pancha Pranas. The 5 pranas and its physiological governance.
c. The Chkras and its manifested parts i.e endocrine system and Nerve plexus. The personality and the chakras.
d. The 3 nadis (Ida, Pingala and Sushumna) and its influence on the physiology, the way to balance Ida and Pingala through asanas and pranayama.
e. Self-realization of the present status of Gunas, chakras, pranas and koshas thorough inspection/ reflexion exercises.
Asanas and Pranayama
a. Introduction of right aliment of standing series, forward bends, twists and seated postures, Inversions and arm balances.
b. Benefits of Asanas ,& pranayama for body, mind and soul.
c. Emotional purification through asansa and pranayama.
Human Anatomy and Physiology
Ethics of a Yoga Practitioner and Teacher:
1- Yoga teacher ethics based on the following: Dharma concept (Karma Yoga ), Yama and Niyama of Astanga Yoga.
2- Examples from Indian history and mythology to reflect on teachers ethics.
3- Kriya Yoga concept of Yoga sutras for a teacher.
4- Professional ethics of a teacher, physical touch, limitations and disclaimers.
5- Teachers conduct out of the yoga class and on social media. 6. Students to complete an assignment on yama niyama related concepts in other cultures and religions.
200 Hours Daily Schedule
Start Time End Time Activity
5.30 am 6.00 am Cleansing Practices & Morning Pooja
6.00 am 7.00 am Sukshma Kriyas & Chanting & Pranayama
7.00 am 7.15 am Tea
7.15 am 8.45 am Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow
8.45 am 9:30 am Breakfast
9.30 am 10.30 am Philosophy
10.30 am 12.00 pm Self Study & Contemplation
12.00 pm 01:00 pm Lunch
1.00 pm 3.00 pm Team / Group practice Self Alignment & Correction
3.30 pm 4.15 pm Anatomy
4.15 pm 4.30 pm Hatha Yoga ( Teaching Methodology)
4.30 pm 6.00 pm Hatha Yoga ( Teaching Methodology)
6.30 pm 7.30 pm Prana Balancing & Guided meditation
7.45 pm 8.30 pm Dinner
8.30 pm 9.30 pm Optional – Discourse & deep meditation
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.