Highlights

  • 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
  • 6 nights accommodation (with WiFi, AC & Non-AC)
  • Healthy nutritious vegetarian three meals; breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Excursion to the adventurous activities including nearby holy shrines and temples and tracking in the Himalayas

Give yourself the opportunities to learn and have a magical life-changing experience of yoga, with this 50-hour yoga teacher training program in Rishikesh, India. This training mainly consists of the traditional Hatha and Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga styles. After this, you will be ready for the 200- hour yoga teacher training program. Feel the change within you and your yoga-teaching technique.

This teacher training is a multi-style program for beginners with basic knowledge of yoga. After the completion of the course, the students will be given a certification of the completion of the 50-hour yoga training program from Yoga Vidya Mandiram School. This 50-hour yoga teacher training will be held by experienced reputed meditation guides and the team of accomplished yoga teachers.

The teachers and guides include 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). This training program aims to provide a solid foundation in different aspects of yogic disciplines, that prepare you to apply for the 200-hour yoga teacher training program.

In addition, this 50-hour yoga training program 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.

Course Curriculum

Hatha Yoga (classical postures)
  • Meditative steps of performing the hatha yoga; centering, entering,
  • refining, holding, coming out, and reflection
  • Astanga vinyasa flow - series 1
  • Surya namaskar (sun salutations) - dynamic surya namaskar, surya namaskar with breathe awareness, surya namaskar with mantra chanting
  • Types of hatha posture - standing poses, sitting poses, backward bending poses, forward bending poses, spinal twisting poses, fire series, inversion poses, shavasana
  • Postural alignment and art of adjustment
  • Counter pose
  • Contraindications
Pranayama (the science of breath)
  • Science of breath
  • Sitting postures for pranayama practice
  • How to establish diaphragmatic breathing before pranayama practice
  • 1:1, 1:2 and 1:4 breathing practices
  • Types of pranayama - nadi shodhana pranayama, ujjayee, kapalabhati, bhastrika, shitali, shitkari, brahmari, and anuloma viloma
Bandhas (lock)
  • Jalandhara-bandha (chin lock)
  • Uddiyana-bandha (abdominal lock)
  • Moola-bandha (root lock)
Practice relaxation and yoga nidra
  • Relaxation in daily life
  • Tension and relaxation
  • Systematic relaxation
  • 31 relaxation
Meditation
  • What is meditation?
  • Meditation in daily life
  • Sitting positions for meditation
  • 2-5 minutes meditations
  • So-ham mediation
Anatomy and physiology
  • Introduction about anatomy and physiology
  • Effect of yoga posture on muscles and systems
  • Nadis (energy channels)
  • Chakras (energy plexus)
  • Pancha tatwa (five great elements)
  • Panchakosha (five sheaths)
  • Pancha pranas(five vital energy)
Yoga philosophy
  • General introduction: six school of indian philosophy
  • Samkhya and yoga
  • Intro of pattanjali yoga sutras
  • Highlight of ashtanga yoga: yama, niyam, asana, pranayam, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, and samadhi
  • Introduction to upanishad
  • Life style and yoga ethics
Ayurveda
  • Basic principle of ayurveda
  • Basic doshas
  • Tri-gunas
  • Balance of the mind and ayurvedic diet
Mudras
  • Jnana-mudra
  • Dhyan-mudra
  • Vishnu-mudra
  • Hridaya-mudra
Mantra chanting
  • Om mantra
  • Morning mantra
  • Guru mantra
  • Meal mantra
  • Gayatri mantra and more
  • Suryanamaskar mantras - 12 names of sun
Satkriya (cleaning)
  • Jala-neti
  • Sutra-neti
Teaching methodology and home work
  • Lesson plan
  • Assignments
  • Practice teaching
  • Feed back
  • Group discussion
  • Questions and answers
  • Home work
Typical Daily Schedule
  • 06:00 - 06:30 Mantra chanting, and shat karma
  • 6:30 - 08:00 Warm-up exercises, joints and glands following hatha yoga asanas
  • 08:00 - 08:30 Pranayama (breathing practices), mudras, bandhas, meditation
  • 08:30 - 10:00 Breakfast and free time
  • 0:00 - 12:00 Yoga Philosophy
  • 2:00 - 14:00 Lunch and free time
  • 14:00 - 15:15 Anatomy and physiology workshop, and Ayurveda
  • 5:15 - 16:00 Tea break
  • 16:00 - 18:00 Astanga Vinyasa and Practice teaching
  • 8:00 - 20:00 Dinner and free time
  • 0:00 - 21:00 Guest lectures, Satsanga, meditation, audios and videos, self-study, inner dialogue

Note: It is advised that you arrive at the yoga school one day before the program.

Excursions:
  • Riding boat in the Ganges
  • Mountain hiking walking/trekking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Visiting nearby holy shrines and temples

Location

This yoga teacher training will be held at Yoga Vidya Mandiram Yoga School, Rishikesh, India. In nearby places there is Dehradun’s Jolly Grant Airport (DED) which is 15 kilometers from our center. The yoga school is located in the heart of the sacred township of Rishikesh on the bank of the holy river Ganges and at the foothills of the Himalayas, the abode of yogis. The school is in a wonderful magical place only a short walk from the main town and the bank of the river, it is the perfect location for your activities.

Accommodation

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. Any friends or relatives will not be included in the accommodation.
There are two room options available for this course: single private room, and double shared room. The rooms are equipped with double beds, air- conditioning, and Wi-Fi connection. All rooms are shared with the same gender. Mother and daughter, wife and husband can share their rooms. The bathrooms are equipped with hot showers and towels.

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.

Things To Do

  • Shopping
  • Surfing
  • Mountain hiking
  • Visit nearby temples and shrines

What Is Included?

  • 6 nights accommodation (AC & Non-AC)
  • Daily vegetarian breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Filtered water, herbal tea, and snacks
  • Wi-Fi connection
  • Free use of yoga tools during the course
  • Local sightseeing exploration
  • Neti pot and sutra neti
  • 50 hour participation certificate

Course Fee

Shared Room - 350 USD
Private Room - 410 USD
Note: For AC accommodation there will be an additional 75 USD