This 500-hour yoga teacher training course  is structured to advance and reinforce your basic learning and practice of yoga. You will be instructed in the teaching methodology for Asana (physical postures), Pranayama (breath control) and Dhyana (meditation). Classes in these three and other fields will create a foundation for you to step closer to becoming a superior qualified yoga teacher. As your journey as a yoga teacher unfolds, you will need specific advanced skills, and the 500 hour training is designed to fulfill those needs.

An in-depth study of the Yoga Sutra and Vedanta will enable you to enhance your knowledge and understanding of the philosophy and practice of yoga. You will be taught to identify body types and the capacity of the individuals to adopt the yogic practice. Human anatomy and physiology and its correlation to yogic practices, mantra chanting and principles of Swara yoga are other areas where you will be able to sharpen and polish your skills as required by a teacher. Last but not least, there is the study of ethical guidelines that a yoga teacher must accomplish in order to maintain a better student-teacher relationship.

This teacher training includes your course fee, course material, meals and private room accommodations. Delve into yoga's inner world and emerge with the proper insight to share the its restorative power.

Located near the foothills of the Himalayas, Rishikesh is the 7th largest city in India. A renowned center for yoga and meditation studies, Rishikesh’s sacredness has been instilled into many locals and tourists alike. Dotted with temples and ashrams, this town is a traffic-free and alcohol-free town which makes it a true magnet for spiritual seekers and people who are yearning for some inner peace.

What is included

  • Accommodation
  • Course Material
  • All Meals
  • Yoga Props
  • Yoga
  • Meditation

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Syllabus

HOURS + TOPICS

Yogic postures comprise four hours of the daily schedule. You will be introduced to the various asanas in a systematic manner with progressively increasing level of difficulty. Once the basics are mastered, asana flows, adjustments and subtle aspects of breath & awareness will be brought into focus.

You will learn anatomy and physiology relevant to yoga in order to strengthen the classroom explanations, cues, and corrections of asanas.

This class will provide students with an introduction to the anatomy and pathology of common health issues that diet, asana, and pranayama practice can ameliorate.

You will learn techniques to work with vital energy centers in the body with a goal of becoming proficient enough to teach these skills to your students.

Certification

This 500-hour residential hatha yoga teacher training program is registered with Yoga Alliance, USA. After completion of the course, one can register with Yoga Alliance as a RYT 500 yoga teacher that will allow you to teach globally.

Schedule

TIME
ACTIVITY
6:00 AM - 6:30 AM
Herbal tea & Shatkarma/Yogic cleansing
6:30 AM - 7:30 AM
Pranayama and Chanting
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Yoga Therapy, Yoga Asana
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Breakfast
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Yoga Therapy
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Yoga Philosophy
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Lunch
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Yoga Anatomy
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Yoga Breathing, Yoga Nidra
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Hatha/Ashtanga Yoga Asana
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Pranayama, Meditation
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Dinner
TIME OFF More than the famous river rafting in Rishikesh, there are number of activities you can do during your free time. if you're adventurous, you can do bungee jumping, air safari, trekking and more. If you want to relax, there's always time to visit the temples and ashrams nearby or visit the sacred river Ganja for inspiration and an insight into Indian and Yogic culture at its purest.

Meet The Facilitators

 
Venue   Abhayaranya

Abhayaranya is a Sanskrit word combining the word "Abhaya" - Fearless state - and "Aranya" - A place, sanctuary, garden or forest. Abhayaranya – Rishikesh Yog Peeth is an independent, self-sustained lifestyle village with minimal dependency on market and government. It is a Yoga Village, that encouraged a happy yogic lifestyle. All the courses at the yoga village are conducted in a safe residential environment so that the learner can begin personal practice with the greatest freedom and ease. All rooms are nicely furnished with natural light and privacy, and allow for quiet time for reflection around the natural surroundings.

Accommodations

Food

Taste a myriad of healthy Indian spices and flavours. During the course, you will be trained to understand and embody yogic discipline and diet which means healing the body not only from the outside but on the inside as well. Expect a full vegetarian cuisine during your course. You will be served with three healthy delicious meals a day to complement your training. To get a taste of what's in store, think of fresh vegetables mixed with India's famous and aromatic spices. The Bhindi ki subji is a simple vegetarian dish with a flavourful taste because it has hot chapatis or parathas. You can also munch on some healthy and vegetarian kabab, containing some of the most aromatic spices. Who says you can't eat healthy dishes with marvelous tastes? In fact, there are plenty healthy Indian dishes which can be cooked in multitude of ways to retain its nutrients and not compromise on flavour.

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WHY YOU WILL LOVE THIS TRAINING

Go the whole way with Rishikesh Yog Peeth and their 500hr yoga teacher training. Start with the basics and then work your way through everything you need to learn to become the most proficient yoga teacher you can be. Deepen your own practice and commitment to the art and ethics of yoga and learn in a place that will instil your teachings with authentic spirit forever. Make life long friends and be endlessly inspired by your teachers. This is a 500hr training that will equip you with all you need and more.

Melanie

Yovada Wellness Advocate

  Rishikesh, India

Rishikessh is the Yoga Capital of the World, known for the many ashrams and yoga schools that are in the area. The beauty of the region is its palpable spirituality, the kind that makes the bustling streets a place of solace and reflection. Being one of the most populated regions in India, hundreds of foreigners visit to experience the food, sights, and culture.


Patna is the ancient city located in the south bank of the Ganges River. It's the dusty rustic kind, with old sputtering cars and large buses crowding the busy street. The buildings and markets give off a traditional architecture, its brown walls reminiscent of the Old India.


The best way to get to Patna is through the train or bus. 

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