200 Hour Yoga TTC Curriculum
Yoga Teacher Training Course in Rishikesh, India

This 200-hour yoga course mainly includes the following contents:
“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
  • 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
  • Surya namaskar (sun salutations) – dynamic surya namaskar, surya namaskar with breathe awareness, surya namaskar with 12 mantras with their bija-mantra chanting
  • 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

Breathing & Pranayama Practices
  • Introduction to science of breath
  • Physiology of pranayama
  • Basic postures for pranayama
  • 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
  • Benefits or pranayama practices
  • Guidelines for regular pranayama

Bnadhas (Lock)
  • Jalandhara-bandha (chin lock)
  • Uddiyana-bandha (abdominal lock)
  • Moola-bandha (root lock)

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 in Ayurveda
Teaching Methodology
  • Learning to instruct & guide
  • Main points: Teaching to what you observe, Timing a class, Greeting/Centering, Sequence in teaching,
  • Classroom Organization
  • Demonstration
  • Health Concerns
  • Language
  • Modification in Posture
  • The practice and service of teaching yoga

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
Note: 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
  • Trataka
  • Agnisara

Practice Relaxation & Preparation for Yogic Sleep
  • Introduction to the concept and practices of relaxation
  • Relaxation in daily life
  • Sequence of relaxation practices
  • Tension & relaxation exercises
  • Systematic relaxation exercises
  • 31 points relaxation exercise
  • 61 points relaxation exercise
  • Preparation for 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
  • Spinal breath

Yoga Anatomy & Physiology
  • Introduction about yoga anatomy and physiology
  • Systems: Digestive system, Circulatory system, Respiratory system, Muscular system, Skeletal system
  • Stress: Introduction
  • Therapy principles for stress disorders
  • Stress management through yoga:
    1. Asana (physical postures)
    2. Pranayama (breathing practices)
    3. Dhyan (meditation)
  • Effect of yoga posture on muscles and systems
  • Nadis (energy channels)
  • Chakras (energy plexus)
  • Pancha tattva (five great elements)
  • Pancha kosha (five sheaths)
  • Pancha pranas (five vital energy)
  • Effect of yoga posture on muscles and systems
  • Nadis (energy channels)
  • Chakras (energy plexus)
  • Pancha tattva (five great elements)
  • Pancha kosha (five sheaths)
  • Pancha pranas (five vital energy)

Course Fee

Shared Room- 1400 USD
Private Room - 1650 USD
Note: For AC accommodation there will be an additional 300 USD


300 Hour Yoga TTC Curriculum
Yoga Teacher Training Course in Rishikesh, India

This 300-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 300-hour yoga training contains the advance level of knowledge and practices of yoga. The following are some contents: 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 meditation & mantra
  • Understanding of the following mantras: aum, gayatri, trayambakam, guru, shanti etc.
  • Understanding of morning, evening and meal prayers
  • Surya-namaskara 12 mantras along with bija mantras and their understanding
  • Pronouncing the names of the advance asanas
  • Selected yoga-sutras recitation with their understanding

Hatha Yoga Asanas
  • Meditative steps of performing the hatha yoga; centering, entering, refining, holding, coming out, and reflection
  • Astanga vinyasa flow – series 1(review) & 2
  • Surya namaskar (sun salutations I,II & III) – dynamic surya namaskar, surya namaskar with breath awareness, surya namaskar with 12 mantras with their bija-mantras
  • 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
  • More on the yoga asanas benefits

Pranayama (the science of breath)
  • Science of breath
  • Advance postures for pranayama
  • Reviewing the diaphragmatic breath
  • 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.
Note: Other important mudras are: 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
  • Agni-sara
  • Nauli
Practice Relaxation & Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep)
  • Introduction to the concept and practices of relaxation
  • Relaxation of efforts
  • Philosophy of yoga-nidra
  • Sequence the advance relaxation practices
  • 31 points relaxation exercise
  • 61 points relaxation exercise
  • Preparation for yoga-nidra
  • 61 blue star – yoga-nidra

Meditation
  • Meditation in action
  • Advance yoga asanas for meditation
  • Reviewing the steps into basic meditation
  • OM Kriya
  • Spinal breath
  • Sushumna breath through chakras
  • Kundalini practices 1 & 11

Yoga Anatomy & Physiology
  • System within the personality; A deeper understanding of human personality which contains physical and subtler bodies, such as; 10 active and cognitive senses, mind, intellect, and ego.
  • Therapy principles for stress disorders
  • 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
  • Stress management through yoga:
    1. Asana (physical postures)
    2. Pranayama (breathing practices)
    3. Dhyan (meditation)
    4. More effect of yoga asanas on the muscles and body
    5. Nadis (energy channels)
    6. Chakras and Kundalini (energy plexus and coiled up energy)
    7. Advance learning about pancha kosha (five sheaths)
    8. More on the study of pancha pranas (five vital energy)

Yoga philosophy, Life-style, & Yoga Ethics
  • General introduction: six schools of Indian philosophy
  • 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, niyamas, four brahma-viharas and more on the ethics of a teacher
  • Daily life style of a sadhaka

Yoga & Ayurveda (Science of Life)
  • Yogic and Ayurveda on the concept of life
  • 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 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

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

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

What Is Included?
  • 29 nights' accommodation
  • Quality 300-hours teacher training course
  • Daily vegetarian breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Filtered water, herbal tea, and snacks
  • Free Wi-Fi connection
  • Free use of yoga tools during the course
  • Local sightseeing exploration
  • Neti pot and sutra neti
  • Textbooks, printed study handouts and 300hrs yoga teacher training manual
  • 300-hrs course certification from Yoga Alliance, USA

Course Fee

Shared Room- 1700 USD
Private Room - 1850 USD
Note: For AC accommodation there will be an additional 300 USD


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:
    1. Asana (physical postures)
    2. Pranayama (breathing practices)
    3. 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
    1. Yamas and Niyamas
    2. 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

What Is Included?
  • 40 nights' accommodation
  • Quality 500-hours teacher training course
  • Daily vegetarian breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Filtered water, herbal tea, and snacks
  • Free Wi-Fi connection
  • Free use of yoga tools during the course
  • Local sightseeing exploration
  • Neti pot and sutra neti
  • Textbooks, printed study handouts and 500hrs yoga teacher training manual
  • 500-hrs course certification from Yoga Alliance, USA

Course Fee

Shared Room- 3005 USD
Private Room - 3255 USD
Note: For AC accommodation there will be an additional 300 USD

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