500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training In Rishikesh

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500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh India

We offer 500-hour yoga teacher training in Rishikesh that Yoga Alliance USA recognizes. This means as you complete 500-hour YTTC, you will get the recognition of a registered yoga teacher. The certificate proves that you have successfully met all standards of yoga training and can teach yoga across the world.

500 hour yoga teacher training in Rishikesh

The certificate proves that you have successfully met all standards of yoga training and can teach yoga across the world.

500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training In India

Allow your body to move consciously with our 500-hour yoga TTC in Rishikesh. We work on strengthening your breath and body actions that should be checked to prohibit the consumption of mental and emotional energy and involuntary action that should be controlled through the creation of strong willpower.

Your breath connects your body to your mind. Working on breath rhythms your body and mind and makes them more flexible and detoxified from both sides. Once you gain control of your breath, you can easily understand the entire rhythm of your life.

You will feel the transformation journey both spiritually as well as physically and you will surely be a different person with so much more understanding of the facts than what you want from life.

What’s So Special About Vinyasa Yogshala?

We have already bragged so much about this place that we owe one explanation about the fact that why this place is so special. But before that one must answer one question that is whenever someone says “yoga” the first word that pops into your mind is what? It’s definitely “Rishikesh” the capital of yoga. And if we say that apart from doing and practicing and transforming yourself you’ll be also a part of heaven n earth would you believe us?

Yes, to say so the Vinyasa Yogshala is nothing but a piece of heaven on earth with the holy river Ganga flowing surrounded by the Himalayan ranges. Walking here in such a place will also be heavenly whereas doing yoga will surely be another ell of a journey. Then the ambiance at this place with the presence of all the mentors, classmates, food, peace, and the purpose makes the entire place so special. You will feel homely and that’s what’s the most bight part of Vinyasa Yogshala. All types of facilities are available here along with highly qualified teachers. Thus looking at all of these factors we think there’s no possible alternative to learn yoga.

Best 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh

Rishikesh - The World's Yoga Capital

Vinyasa yogashala is located in Himalaya's foothills and overlooks the Holy Ganges River. It has the best setting that will completely immerse you in a yogic atmosphere. All trainers are experienced, properly trained and are well-versed in many things like Asana, alignment and adjustment of positions, pranayama and Shatkriya, making sure all are fully equipped to achieve success.  The core trainers are global asana experts who are motivated to be as best as possible and take your practices to a different level.

We always focus on giving our students the best possible knowledge, experiences and skills to assist them in achieving their goals.

Yoga Alliance Certification

This course is fully accredited with Yoga Alliance, and graduates will be eligible to register 200 hours of Continuing Education (CE) towards their RYT 500 registration.

500 hour yoga teacher training in Rishikesh

500 hour yoga teacher training in Rishikesh

Take your Yogic knowledge to a whole new level

500-hour yoga teacher training course is a master-level yoga program offered by Vinyasa Yogashala. This is the ultimate yoga teacher training according to the standards stated by Yoga Alliance USA. It covers every topic of Yoga that comes under a 200 hour and 300-hour YTT program.

500 hour yoga teacher training in Rishikesh

Upon completing this course, you can register for RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance. This course you can complete at one go, or you can complete it in two parts, such as at first a 200-hour YTT and then a 300-hour YTT.

How unique is this 500-hour yoga teacher training course?

  • A complete yoga teacher training course.
  • You will imbibe an authentic yoga science.
  • Complete knowledge on both philosophical and practical yoga aspects.
  • Self-realizing yogic science and philosophy.
  • We are combining traditional yogic teachings with the latest scientific method practices.

What Is This Course About & What You Gain?

How beneficial is the course?

  • Latest and complete Yoga: In a 500-hour yoga teacher training course, you will learn the latest and essential part of Yoga.
  • Enhanced energy: Because of all advanced practices, you will experience improved power both in your body and mind.
  • Completely balances your body and mind: This is a course that teaches how to balance your mind and body perfectly.
  • Practicing meditation: This course makes you learn various secrets of the latest yoga practices, among which meditation is one?

Who is this course for?

500-hour YTT is for aspirants who wish to be advanced yoga teachers and those who keep a desire to increase their knowledge as well as practices to an elevated level.

With our trainers having years of experience, our 500-hour YTT in Rishikesh is a perfect mix of theoretical and practical knowledge. An essential component of this course is it assists in mastering alignment and adjustment, thereby making sure you can easily illustrate the same things to others and focusing more on yoga therapy. This course is accredited by Yoga Alliance, the USA, for which you can teach Yoga across the world.

Come and join to experience a remarkable journey for a lifetime.

Upcoming Dates For This Course

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What does the course fees include?

  • 2 Months Accommodation
  • Yoga material
  • Kirtan Night
  • Daily nutritious vegetarian, vegan meals
  • Kirtan night
  • Full body massage
  • Weekend excursions

What is not included in the course fees ?

  • Ayurvedic Panchakarma & Treatment
  • Air-conditioner- (On Additional Charges)
  • Visa fee/Air fare/Taxi pick-up from Delhi, Haridwar

Why Vinyasa Yogashala For Yoga TTC In Rishikesh?

Why enroll for our Yoga Teacher Training Course with us

Whenever you say yoga, India will pop up first thing in your mind, we will let you experience the magic of Rishikesh as it’s known as the yoga capital of the world, so you are in the right place to have your yoga course. The holy river Ganga will take your breath away, the beauty of nature and amazing view of the Himalayas will enhance your experience more and make you more peaceful and stress free.

To be surrounded with good energy everywhere you go, meeting people coming for the same purpose, peace is all what you will find here. Besides our amazing teachers that they are highly qualified who will consider you a family member before being a student, they will support and help you in every possible way, whatever you will ask for you will be satisfied by an answer, simply you will feel home in everything and everyone.

500 hour yoga teacher training in Rishikesh

Daily Schedule - 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course

5:00 AM

Morning Bell

6:30 AM - 7:30 AM

Shatkarma & Pranayama

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Traditional Hatha Yoga

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Breakfast

10:00 AM - 10: 45 AM

Yoga Anatomy

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Yoga Alignment & Adjustment

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM

Mantra Chanting & Yin Yoga / Therapeutic Yoga

A true identity of a yogi is attached to his disciplined life

Discover the path to true yogic discipline with our Vinyasa Yogashala. While anyone can learn yoga and spirituality, delving deeper into the life of a yogi is essential for becoming a true yogi. Our comprehensive curriculum is designed to provide you with the knowledge and discipline you need to become fully immersed in the journey of yoga and divinity. Take the first steps towards enlightenment with our specially crafted schedule and expert guidance designed extensively to teach you the best practices and principles of yogic philosophy. Let’s unlock your yogic potential with a well-defined timetable or schedule because attaining discipline is the utmost significant step to become a yoga teacher.

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01:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Lunch

03:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Yoga Philosophy

04:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Ashtanga Yoga & Vinyasa Flow Yoga

06:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Meditation & Restorative Yoga

07:10 PM - 8:00 PM

Dinner

08:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Bhakti Yoga

10:00 PM

Lights off

Monday – Saturday, with Wednesday being a half-day class & Sunday – Excursions

Accommodation & Food

Accommodation

For your stay, you would be given comfortable, pleasant, and hygienic rooms. Every single room would have a personal attached bathroom coupled with both cold and hot water. Apart from this, the rooms will be endowed with a free Wi-Fi and essential amenities for daily needs. You can pick a shared room or opt for a solo one too.

  • Equipped with proper furniture
  • Attached bathrooms
  • Both running cold and hot water
  • Unlimited Wi-Fi free of cost
  • Water throughout the day
  • Safety with CCTV

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Food

Special attention is given to food. You would be given proper breakfast, lunch, and dinner. These foods will be vegetarian and proper attention is given to high nutritious ingredients. The meals would be catered with fresh fruits, salad, and healthy beverages. You also have the ease of opting for gluten-free food too. It would be as per the needs of the aspirants. Please note you have to inform us well in time about your choices.

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Message From Our Chef For You

In Rishikesh at Vinyasa Yogashala, there exists a talented chef whose culinary expertise goes hand-in-hand with the principles of Saatvik food. Meet Chef Sandeep, a culinary maestro dedicated to nourishing the minds and bodies of aspiring yogis on their transformative journey.

His deep understanding of Saatvik food sets Chef Sandeep apart—a concept rooted in yogic philosophy emphasising purity, balance, and nourishment. With meticulous care, he curates a menu that complements the students' yoga practice, incorporating seasonal produce, whole grains, and spices known for their healing properties. Each dish reflects his dedication to holistic well-being, from vibrant salads with organic greens to soul-soothing lentil stews.

Beyond his culinary prowess, Chef Sandeep's warm personality and genuine love for his craft create an enchanting dining experience. His infectious enthusiasm fosters a sense of community and appreciation for the connection between food, mind, and spirit.

Chef Sandeep's commitment to sustainability is another facet of his remarkable character. He champions using eco-friendly practices in the kitchen, such as reducing food waste, composting, and supporting local farmers. His passion for ethical sourcing and mindful cooking resonates with the students, inspiring them to carry these values beyond their yoga journey.

Chef Sandeep inspires yoga teacher training, elevating the dining experience to a sublime and harmonious union of taste, health, and consciousness. His culinary creations serve as a reminder that food can be a conduit for self-care and a catalyst for personal transformation. As the students savour their Saatvik meals, they are grateful for Chef Sandeep's culinary artistry's profound impact on their journey towards becoming enlightened yogis.

"Be it vegan, gluten-free, food without spices, or if you have any specific food requirement, you are served what you are comfortable consuming. The best part at Vinyasa Yogashala is you eat organic fruits and vegetables, freshly sourced from our farms and then cooked by our fantastic chef. When our students eat healthy and fresh, the energy they absorb through" food is helpful in their training."
Chef. Sandeep

Curriculum - 500-Hour Multi-Style Yoga Teacher Training Course

First Month Syllabus For 500-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course In Rishikesh

Mantra & Mantra Chanting

Mantras

Mantras are sacred sounds, words, or phrases which are recited to attain spiritual attention. In other words, a mantra is a tool of the mind. It helps the mind in focusing better.

  • Science of Mantra
  • The power of Mantra
  • Mantra origin
  • Mantra is not a religion
  • The vibration of sound

Mantra Chanting

Mantra Chanting is a powerful tool which develops a spiritual connection inside you. It, in turn, creates a balance between the body, mind, and spirit.

  • How to chant the Om Mantra properly?
  • Peaceful Shiva Mantra
  • Energetic Durga Mantra
  • Kundalini Mantra
  • Ganesha Mantra for removing hurdles
  • Joyous Krishna Mantra
  • Gayatri Mantra for the purification of the mind
  • Sahana Mantra for Guru Disciple Study
  • Guru Mantra for paying homage to Guru
  • Early Morning Chant - asato ma sadgamaya, tamaso ma jyotirgamaya, mrtyorma amrtam gamaya, om shanti shanti shanti ||
  • Surrender Mantra - twameva mata cha pita twameva, tvameva bandhushcha sakha tvameva, tvameva vidya dravinam tvameva, tvameva sarvam mama deva deva ||
  • Maha Mritunjaya Mantra - Om Tryambak Yajamahe, Sugandhim Pushtee-Vardhanam, Urvarukmeva Bandhanaan, Mrtyoh-Mrukshiya MaaMmrataat
  • Patanjali Mantra (Yogenacittasya)
  • Suryanamaskar 12 Mantra - Om Mitraaya Namaha, Om Ravaye Namaha, Om Suryaaya Namaha, Om Bhaanave Namaha, Om Khagaya Namaha, Om Pooshne Namaha, Om Hiranyagarbhaaya Namaha, Om Mareechaye Namaha, Om Adityaaya Namaha, Om Savitre Namaha, Om Aarkaaya Namaha, Om Bhaskaraaya Namaha

Hatha Yoga

Hatha Yoga sessions conducted by our school are a positive workout for one's physical and mental wellness. It originated years ago with the aim to attain health and peace. The practice also benefits you with strength and flexibility.

  • PavanMuktasana series 1 (15 practices)
  • PavanMuktasana series 2 (10 practices)
  • PavanMuktasana series 3 (10 practices)
  • Centering postures series (Yoga Sequence Builder) (5 practices)
  • Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation) (12 asana series)
  • Chandra Namaskar (Moon Salutation) (12 Asana Series)
  • Standing postures series (10 practices)
  • Kneeling postures series (5 practices)
  • Sitting Postures series (10 practices)
  • Forward bending postures series (5 practices)
  • Backward bending postures series (5 practices)
  • Supine postures series (6 practices)
  • Prone Postures series (5 practices)
  • Fire Series series (5 practices)
  • Inversions series (5 practices)
  • Twisting postures series (5 practices)
  • Balancing Postures series (5 practices)
  • Relaxing Posture series (5 practices)
  • Meditative Asana Series (5 practices)

Overall you will learn 140 series of asanas.

You have done practice sessions but what about theory? It is also as important as practice sessions. If you are not theoretically aware of Hatha yoga and its elements, you are not able to practice it well.

  • Hatha Yoga Philosophy
  • Ancient Scriptures & Texts of Hatha Yoga
  • Aim and Objectives
  • Yoga as a Therapy
  • Yoga as Balancing
  • Connection of Hatha Yoga with Chakras, Nadis, Kundalini, and the Subtle Body

Ashtanga Yoga

More than a teaching session conducted by yog gurus, Ashtanga Yoga is a self-assisted and practice class. All students are doing the same sequence and postures, supported by experienced teachers.

  • Introduction
  • History
  • Awakening the Inner Fire
  • The Breath of Life (Prana)
  • Chakras
  • Eight Limbs of Yoga (Ashtanga Yoga) as introduced by K.Patabbhi Jois
  • Bandha practice
  • Drishti (Focusing the Attention)
  • Cleansing & Purification
  • Developing a pious platform for yogic practice
  • Use of yoga props and instruments
  • Sun Salutation A & B (week 1) - Surya Namaskar Series A & B
  • Standing Asana Series (week 2)
  • Sitting Asana Series (Week 3)
  • Finishing Asana Series (Week 3)
  • Teaching Practices (Traditional & Mysore Style- Week 4)
  • Padangustasana (Big toes Posture)
  • Pada hastasana (Hand under foot posture)
  • Utthita trikoṇasana (A+B) (Triangle posture)
  • Utthita parsvakonasana (A+B) (Extended side angle pose)
  • Prasarita padottanasana (A,B,C,D) (Intense wide leg stretch)
  • Parsvottanasana (Intense side stretch posture)
  • Utthita Hasta Padangusṭasana- hand to big toe posture
  • Ardha bandha padmottanasana (Half-bound lotus forward bend)
  • Utkatasana (Fierce pose)
  • Virabhadrasana (Warrier pose) A+B
  • Dandasana (Staff pose)
  • Pascimattanasana (Intense west stretch or sitting forward bend)
  • Purvattanasana (Intense east stretch)
  • Ardha bandha padma pascimattanasana (Half bound lotus forward bend)
  • Tiryangmukha Eka pada pascimattanasana (Reverse the leg, one leg intense stretch)
  • Janusirsasana (Head-to-knee pose)
  • Marichyasana (Leg Binding Pose)
  • Navasana (Boat Pose)
  • Bhujapiḍasana (Shoulder Pressure Pose)
  • Kurmasana (Tortoise Pose)
  • Suptakurmasana (Reclining Turtle Pose Yoga)
  • Garbhapindasana (Womb Pose)
  • Kukkutasana (Cockerel Pose, or Rooster Posture)
  • Baddha Konasana (Bound Angle Pose, Butterfly Pos
  • Upavistha Konasana (Seated Angle Posture)
  • Suptakonasana
  • Supta Padangustasna
  • Ubhaya Padangustasna
  • Urdhvamukha Pascimattanasana
  • Setubandhasana (Bridge Pose)

Finishing Postures

  • Urdhva Dhanurasana (upward bow posture)
  • Salaṁba sarvangasana (shoulder stand posture)
  • Halasana (plough posture)
  • Karṇa Pidasana (ear pressure posture)
  • Urdhva Padmasana (Upward Lotus Pose)
  • Pindasana (Embryo Pose)
  • Matsyasana (Fish Pose)
  • Uttanapadasana (Leg Lifting Posture)
  • Chakrasana (Wheel Pose)
  • Shirshasana (Yoga Headstand)
  • Baddhapadmāsana (Bound Lotus Posture)
  • Yoga Mudra
  • Padmasana (Lotus Pose)
  • Utpluthiḥ
  • Savasana (Corpse Pose)

Pranayama (Breathing Practices)

Prana, the life energy Yama means control. It is the foundation practice of the traditional form of yoga. It is not just a breathing practice but much more than this. The class of pranayama reveals its secrets and the power of pranayama to gain the right health, peace, and balance.

Four Weeks of Pranayama

Week 1: Deeper pranayama understanding and practices

Week 2: Variations and experiments

Week 3: Holding breath and chakra awareness

Week 4: Teaching practices and mastery of breathing

Pranayama Topics:

  • Definition of Prana
  • Definition of Pranayama
  • Definition of breath
  • Connection of the Prana and the breath
  • Importance of Pranayama
  • Benefits of Pranayama
  • Preparing ourselves to practice pranayama
  • Aspects of Breathing
  • Ancient Texts of Breathing
  • General understanding
  • Knowledge of nostrils
  • Activating nostrils for pranayama
  • Secrets of Pranayama
  • Breath flow in 5 elements
  • Unit of Prana
  • Function of Prana
  • Three levels of Prana
  • Three Gunas
  • Flow of Prana
  • Quality of breath
  • Imbalance of Prana
  • Retention of breath
  • 6 Sitting postures for Pranayama practices
  • Breathing pattern
  • Chakras and Kundalini connect with Prana

Beginners and Intermediate Practices of Pranayama

  • Clavicular Pranayama
  • Thoracic Pranayama
  • Diaphragmatic Pranayama
  • Yogic Pranayama
  • Pranava Pranayama (Om Meditation Breathing)
  • Nadi Shodhana Pranayama or Anulom Vilom Pranayama
  • Bhastrika Pranayama (Bellows Breath)
  • Kapalbhati Pranayama (Skull Shining Breath)
  • Bhramari Pranayama (Humming Bee Breath)
  • Ujjayi Pranayama (Ocean Breath)
  • Sitali Pranayama (Cooling Breath)
  • Sitkari Pranayama (Hissing Breath)
  • Murcha Pranayama (Swooning Breath Yoga)
  • Surya Bhedi Pranayama (Right Nostril Breathing)
  • Chandra Bhedi Pranayama (Left Nostril Breathing)

Meditation (Dhyana)

Just like you involve your body in physical exercise for its benefits, in the same way, meditation is an exercise for mental health. With the power of meditation, you can control your mind and block negative and unnecessary thoughts. You enter into a deep state of relaxation where peace is the ultimate goal.

During the meditation class, you are advised to sit quietly by keeping your focus on a single thing. It helps you in eliminating tension and stress. With the 500 Hours yoga teacher training course, you get to learn basic and intermediate techniques of meditation. The four weeks program work as,

Week 1: Introducing Advanced Meditation

Week 2: Making the concentration process, stronger and better

Week 3: Meditation Techniques

Week 4: Chakra Awareness and Kundalini Meditation

What'll you learn?

  • Mind and its role in meditation
  • Nature of mind
  • Why the mind is anxious?
  • Meditation as Reverse Journey of Pratiprasava
  • Brain Waves
  • Music and Meditation
  • Emotional Purification Meditation
  • Past Life Healing with Meditation
  • Samadhi with Meditation

Styles Of Meditation Practices

Himalayan Meditation Practices

  • Advance Foundational Meditation Practice
  • Breath- Mind- Mantra Awareness
  • Trataka Meditation
  • Anapana Meditation

Nada Meditation Practices

  • Music Meditation
  • Pranava Meditation
  • Advance Mantra Meditation

Active Meditation Practices

  • Dynamic Moving Meditation (Osho)
  • Contemplative walking
  • Meditation in daily life

Tantra & Kundalini Meditation Practices

  • Meditation for Muladhara Chakra
  • Meditation for Swadhisthana Chakra
  • Meditation for Manipura Chakra
  • Meditation for Anahata Chakra
  • Meditation for Visuddhi Chakra
  • Meditation for Ajna Chakra
  • Meditation for Sahasrara Chakra
  • Guru chakra Meditation
  • Kundalini Meditation

Vipassana & Passive Meditation Practices

  • Breath Awareness
  • Mindfulness and Sensation
  • Total Awareness Practice

Kirtan Dhyan

How to do Japa?

Silence Practice

One-Day Silence Meditation

Yoga Nidra (Psychic Sleep)

Yoga Nidra is also known as Psychic Sleep. The practice creates a state between waking and sleeping. It is a state of consciousness. One can go into this deep and conscious sleep with the practice of guided meditation. Yoga Nidra can also be termed as the victory over sleep. You can relax your mind and complete the sleep of 8 hours in just a short practice of yoga nidra. When you go through the epic, Mahabharata, you get to know that Arjuna (one of the Pandavas) was associated with Yoga Nidra.

Week Wise topics of the 500 Hours Yoga TTC,

Week 1: Antar Mauna Yoga Nidra (Inner Silence)

Week 2: Yoga Nidra with 61 points blue star

Week 3: Subtle body and Yoga Nidra

Week 4: Chakra awareness with Yoga Nidra

What'll you learn?

  • Advanced practice of yoga nidra
  • Sleep Awareness
  • Purpose of Yoga Nidra
  • Different Schools and Traditions of Yoga Nidra
  • Tantric Origin of Yoga Nidra
  • Lifestyle and Rules for Yoga Nidra Practitioners
  • Benefits and Risks of Yoga Nidra
  • Difference Between Yoga Nidra and Meditation
  • Yoga Nidra Experience
  • Yoga Nidra and Healing
  • 4 States of Consciousness
  • 3 Body Awareness
  • Tension Relaxation

Yoga Cleansing (Shatkarma)

"Shat" means "Six" and "Karma" means "Actions". Thus, as per yogic science, Shatkarma is six cleansing actions that help to clean your body and mind. It is well described in the Hatha Yoga Tradition. Shatkarma is an important practice to maintain a balance between body and mind and also promote well-being. The practice eliminates toxins from the body and unblocks energy channels.

With the 500 Hours Yoga TTC, you will learn,

  • Definition of Shatkarma
  • Benefits
  • Risks
  • Who should practice it?
  • Who should not practice it?
  • Experiences
  • Preparing advanced shatkarma exercises
  • Practices After Completing It
  • Nadi Cleansing

Practices that you will learn

  • Jihwa Dhauti (Tongue Cleansing)
  • Danta Dhauti (Teeth Cleansing)
  • Karna Dhauti (Ear Cleansing)
  • Jalaneti (Cleansing with Water)
  • Kapalbhati (Mind Cleansing)
  • Agnisara (Cleansing with Fire)
  • Rubber Neti (Cleansing with Rubber wire)

Yoga Philosophy (Yoga Darshana)

Yoga Philosophy is a powerful subject that can change one's life. Many are confused that it only exists in Patanjali's Yoga Sutras but this is not true. It is the philosophy of life which can also be found in Bhagwat Geeta, Hatha Yoga Pradipika and Upanishads. The basic and main philosophy of yoga is simple, body, mind, and soul are one and one can not separate them.

During the starting 4 weeks of the 500 Hours Yoga Course, Yoga Philosophy will explain to you the motive of life.

Week 1: The World of Wisdom

  • Indian Culture
  • Spirituality and Himalayan Tradition
  • Ancient Scriptures of Yoga and Spirituality
  • Indian Philosophy
  • Purpose of Indian Philosophy
  • 9 Major Indian Philosophy
  • What is Yoga Philosophy the Most Important among All?
  • History of Yoga
  • Types of Yoga

Week 2: Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

  • Patanjali and His Work
  • Introduction to Yoga Sutras Text
  • Eight Limbs of Yoga (Ahimsa, Satya, Asteya, Brahmacharya, Aparigraha, Saucha, Santosha, and Tapas)
  • Yamas & Niyamas
  • Philosophy of Asana & Pranayama
  • Karmic Science

Week 3: Internal Limbs

  • Concentration, Meditation, and Samadhi
  • First Chapter
  • Second Chapter
  • Third and Fourth Chapters of Patanjali
  • Mind and Its Control
  • Introduction to Bhagavat Geeta & Upanishad

Week 4: Exploring the wisdom of Yoga

  • Chakras
  • Nadi
  • Kundalini
  • Three Fold Pain
  • Three Bodies (Sharira)
  • Pancha kosha
  • Tri-guna
  • Mahabhuta (Theory of Elements)

Anatomy & Physiology (Sharir Vijnan)

In yoga, anatomy is a crucial subject for yoga teachers and learners. In the class, you will get to know physical anatomy and spiritual anatomy.

Physical Anatomy

  • Introduction to Body
  • Bodily Structures
  • Body Planes
  • Anatomical Movements
  • Bones of the Skull
  • Cervical Vertebrae
  • Shoulder Girdle/ Arm Bones/ Pelvic Region
  • Deformities of the Spine
  • Lower Extremity
  • Tendons and Ligaments
  • Muscular System
  • Nervous System
  • Respiratory System

Spiritual Anatomy

  • Nadi (Energy Channel)
  • Chakras (Energy Centres)
  • Kundalini (Prime Energy and Souce of All Creativity)
  • Pancha kosha (5 Layers)
  • Pancha Mahabhuta (5 Elements and Body Structure)
  • Tri-Guna (Three Attributes)

Yoga Therapy

Yoga is the wellness science for nurturing the body, mind and spirit. It is the natural healing process to keep you healthy and free from illness. Yoga therapy uses yoga postures, breathing exercises (pranayama), meditation, and other practices to improve physical and mental well-being. Yoga therapy encourages the amalgamation of the body, mind, and spirit.

In the 500 Hours Yoga Course, you will learn,

  • Definition of Yoga Therapy
  • Rules and Regulations of Yoga Therapy
  • Healing Through Asana, Pranayama and Meditation
  • Therapy for Common Diseases

Ayurveda

Ayurveda is the oldest and the most natural system of medicine that originated in India years ago. It is approximately 3000 years ago medicinal science. Ayurveda is derived from two words, "Ayur" means "Life" and "Veda" means "Science", thus Ayurveda describes the meaning "Science of Life" or 'Knowledge of Life'. As per Ayurvedic Science, the body is made up of five elements, i.e. Akash (Ether), Vayu (Air), Agni (Fire), Apas (Water), and Prithvi (Earth). These 5 elements create 3 doshas namely, Kapha, Vata and Pitta. When these are balanced, then an individual remains healthy and when these are imbalances, an individual remains ill. Ayurveda helps in balancing all of these to give you a healthy lifestyle.

The 500 Hours Yoga Course explains,

  • What is Ayurveda?
  • Ayurvedic Treatment and its Unique Features
  • Ayurveda and Its Diversified Areas
  • Ashtanga Ayurveda
  • Fundamentals of Ayurveda
  • Panchamahabhuta [Earth (Prithvi), Water (Jal), Fire (Agni), Air (Vayu) and Aether / Space (Aakash)]
  • Kapha
  • Vata
  • Pitta
  • Prakriti- Know Your Constitution

Mudras

Mudra is a symbolic gesture. It is normally practices with hands and fingers, explaining the flow of energy in the subtle body. It brings a wondrous change in body and mind.

The 500 Hours Yoga Course explains,

  • Mudras
  • The Secrets of Mudra
  • The Position of Elements in the Hands
  • The Need for Mudra
  • Advantages of Mudras
  • Special Guidelines About Mudra
  • Gyan Mudra (Gesture of Wisdom)
  • Purn Gyan Mudra (Gesture of Complete Wisdom)
  • Vairagya Mudra (Gesture of Dispassion)
  • Abhaya Mudra (Gesture of Fearlessness)
  • Dhyana Mudra (Meditation Mudra)
  • Vayu Mudra (Gesture of Air)
  • Pran Mudra (Gesture of Prana)
  • Prithvi Mudra (Gesture of Earth)
  • Surya Mudra (Gesture of Sun)
  • Varun Mudra (Gesture of God of Water)
  • Shoonya mudra (Gesture of Openness, Space)
  • Prana-Apana Mudra (Gesture of Prana Apana)

Bandha (Energy Lock)

Bandhas is the Sanskrit word which means Lock. The aim of it is to block the energy flow from a particular part of the body. When the lock is opened, then the energy flows properly throughout the body and maintains overall wellness and vitality.

  • Meaning and Importance of Energy Lock
  • Why the Energy Lock and How Our Energy Gets Drained
  • Energy Knots and How to Open Them
  • Understanding the Three Chakras (Muladhara, Manipura, Visuddhi)
  • Experience with Energy Lock
  • Benefits and Risks of Bandha Practices

Practices (Beginners and Intermediate Level)

  • Agnisar (Preparation to Uddiyana)
  • Vahir Kumbhaka (External Retention)
  • Antar Kumbhaka (Internal Rentention)
  • Ashwini Mudra to prepare Mulabandha
  • Vajroli Mudra to prepare Mulabandha
  • Mula bandhas (Root lock)
  • Uddiyana bandha (Abdominal lock)
  • Jalandhara Bandha (Throat Lock)

Teaching Methodology

While being a student, it is also necessary to learn to teach. You are on a journey from being a student to a teacher.

  • Proper sequence
  • Avoid injuries
  • Happiness during and after the practice
  • Work with various styles of yoga and in all levels
  • Meditative experience
  • Managing the energy flow
  • Balancing the energy flow

What you'll learn?

  • Proper demonstration of a Yoga practice
  • The proper way to instruct and guide a lesson
  • Proper alignment of yoga postures
  • Proper adjustment with/ without props
  • Yogic personality establishment

Alignment

In yoga, alignment is the right way to perform any asana so that one can minimise the risk of injury and reap maximum benefits from it.

What'll you learn?

  • Sense of alignment
  • Role of alignment in daily practice
  • Balancing prana & chakras
  • Alignment and 5 koshas
  • Importance of Alignment
  • A different aspect of Alignment
  • Minimising the risk of injuries
  • Increase the movement of joints
  • Alignment based on body regions
  • Upper Limb alignment
  • Lower Limb alignment
  • Torso – Thorax - Abdomen – Pelvis Alignment
  • Alignment of Head & Neck
  • Alignment of the spine
  • Basic postures of alignment
  • Bringing the body into comfortable zone
  • Balancing the body and mind

Adjustment

Adjustment in yoga is also about learning the correct technique of yoga.

You'll learn,

  • What is yoga adjustment?
  • Sense of yoga adjustment
  • Level of yoga adjustment
  • Why adjustment is needed in yoga asana
  • Role of adjustments in yoga asana class
  • The right technique for perfect adjustment
  • Bandhas
  • Dynamics of each asana
  • How to adjust self adjust in a posture
  • How to adjust to others during the class
  • Methods of Adjustment
  • Tools and props to achieve the peak in the posture
  • Body weight management
  • Safety rules
  • Preparations for adjustment

Evaluation & Certification

Yoga is the education of life and if you wish to clear the advanced yoga program of 300 hours, then do follow the criteria given below:

  • Performance during the course
  • Attendance
  • Practical asana demonstration test
  • Written test (Objective and subjective type)
  • Behavior

Second Month Syllabus For 500-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course In Rishikesh

Ashtanga Yoga

Standing Postures

  • Samasthiti
  • Sun salutation A & B (Surya Namaskar Series A & B)
  • Padangushtasana (Big toes Posture)
  • Pada hastasana (Hand under foot posture)
  • Utthita Trikonasana (Triangle posture)
  • Parivritta Trikonasana (Revolved Triangle Pose)
  • Utthita Parshvakonasana (Extended Side Angle Pose)
  • Parivritta Parshvakonasana (The Revolved Side Angle Pose)
  • Prasarita Padottanasana (A, B, C & D) (Wide-legged Forward Fold A, B, C & D)
  • Parshvottanasana (Side Stretch Pose)

Intermediate Postures

  • Pasasana (Noose Pose)
  • Krounchasana (Heron Pose)
  • Shalabhasana A, B (Locus Pose A, B)
  • Bhekasana (Frog Pose)
  • Dhanurasana (Bow Pose)
  • Parsvadhanurasana (Side Bow Pose)
  • Ustrasana (Camel Pose)
  • Laghu Vajrasana (Small Thunderbolt Pose)
  • Kapotasana (Pigeon Pose)
  • Supta Vajrasana (Reclined Thunderbolt Pose)
  • Bakasana (Crane Pose)
  • Bharadvajasana (Seated Spinal Twist Pose)
  • Ardha Matsyendraasana (Half Lord of the Fishes Pose)
  • Ekapada Sirsasana A, B, C (Seated foot-behind-the-head Pose)
  • Dwipada Sirsasana B (Feet behind the head pose)
  • Yoga Nidrasana (Yogic Sleep Pose)
  • Tittibhasana A, B, C (Firefly Pose A, B, C)
  • Pincha Mayurasana (Peacock Feather Stand)
  • Karandavasana (Himalayana Duck)
  • Mayurasana (Peacock Pose)
  • Nakrasana (Crocodile Pose Variation)
  • Vatayanasana (Horse Pose)
  • Parighasana (Gate Pose)
  • Gomukhasana A, B, C (Cow Face Pose)
  • Supta Urdhvapada Vajrasana A, B (Reclining Thunderbolt Pose One Foot Upward A, B)
  • Mukta Hasta Sirsasana A, B, C (Free Hands Headstand Pose A, B, C)
  • Baddha Hasta Sirsasana A, B, C, D (Bound Hands Headstand Pose A, B, C, D)
  • Urdhva Dhanurasana (Upward-facing bow Pose)
  • Paschimottanasana (West Stretching Pose)

Finishing Postures

  • Salamba Sarvangasana (Supported all limbs Pose)
  • Halasana (Plow Pose)
  • Karnapidasana (Ear-pressure Pose)
  • Urdhva Padmasana (Upward Lotus Pose)
  • Pindasana (Embryo Pose In Shoulder Stand)
  • Matsyasana (Fish Pose)
  • Uttana Padasana (Raised Leg Pose)
  • Shirshasana (Headstand Pose)
  • Baddha Padmasana (Bound Lotus Pose)
  • Yoga Mudra
  • Padmasana (Lotus Pose)
  • Uth Pluthi or Tolasana (Sprung Up)
  • Shavasana (Corpse Pose)

Ayurveda

  • Fundamentals of Ayurveda
  • Tridosha (Vata, Pitta and Kapha)
  • Prakriti (Know Your Constitution)
  • Pancha Mahabhuta [Earth (Prithvi), Water (Jal), Fire (Agni), Air (Vayu) and Aether / Space (Aakash)]
  • Vikurti (After Creation)
  • Sapta Dhatu or 7 Body Elements (Rasa, Rakta, Mamsa, Meda, Asthi, Majja and Sukhra)
  • Mala (Waste Products)
  • Srotas (Body Channels) - 16 as per Ayurveda
  • Agni (Digestive Fire)
  • Koshta (Alimentary Tract)
  • Ama (Undigested Metabolic Toxins)

Bandha (Energy Lock)

What'll you learn?

  • Meaning and Importance of Energy Lock
  • Kundalini Awakening
  • Bandhas and Prana
  • Unblocking the system for energy flow through Bandhax
  • 3 Energy Knots (Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva) and How to Open Them
  • The outcome of Bandhas practice
  • Precautions
  • Health and Spiritual Benefits

Practices (Beginners and Intermediate Level)

  • Agnisar - Advance Level (Preparation to Uddiyana)
  • Advance Level Vahir Kumbhaka (External Retention)
  • Advance Level Antar Kumbhaka (Internal Retention)
  • Ashwini Mudra to prepare Mulabandha
  • Vajroli Mudra to prepare Mulabandha
  • Mula bandhas (Anal lock)
  • Uddiyana bandha (Abdominal lock)
  • Jalandhar Bandha (Throat Lock)
  • Maha Bandha (Great Lock)

Classical Dance

Classical dance is also a type of yoga practice. In the class of classical dance, you will learn Ganesh Vandana (honour to God Ganesha) classical dance. Simply means, you pay homage to Ganesha in the form of gestures and dance. While performing such, you get a divine feeling. Even a spectator’s mood changes by just watching. It is the first time we have classical dance in our schedule and students are taught to move in the classical way.

With this, you will learn,

  • Proper Concentration,
  • Mudra
  • Conscious Movement,
  • Awareness Of Emotions
  • Eye Movements
  • Mantra
  • Music

Ganga Beach Sadhana

The ghats near the Ganges are tranquil with the aesthetic scenery, soothing views and sheer beauty. You can feel true peace by just sitting near the Ganga. To bring a soothing experience to the course, every Thursday morning at our school is scheduled for the yoga sadhanas on the banks of the holy river, Ganga.

The lessons:-

  • Asana
  • Pranayama
  • Meditation
  • Ganga Puja

Hatha Yoga

Hatha Yoga works on the basic aim of,

  • Promoting health and longevity
  • Strengthening the mind
  • Awakening the Kundalini

Practices:

  • Joints and glands exercise foundation practices
  • Joints and glands exercise advanced practices
  • Centering postures series (Yoga Sequence Builder)
  • Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation)
  • Chandra Namaskar (Moon Salutation)
  • Standing postures series
  • Kneeling postures series
  • Sitting Postures series
  • Forward bending postures series
  • Backward bending postures series
  • Supine postures series
  • Prone Postures series
  • Fire Series series
  • Inversions series
  • Twisting postures series
  • Balancing Postures series
  • Relaxing Posture series
  • Meditative Asana Series

Philosophy Of Hatha Yoga

  • Surya Namaskar Philosophy
  • Hatha Yoga Philosophy
  • Kundalini Awakening
  • Asanas
  • Yog Sadhana
  • Benefits of Hatha Yoga Asanas
  • Rules and Regulations
  • Advancing Yoga Poses

Mantra & Mantra Diksha

Mantra

Sanskrit syllable

  • 58 syllables
  • Power of vibration of all syllables
  • Mantra vibration in chakras

Healing mantras

  • Mantras for physical healing
  • Mantras for mental healing
  • Mantras for emotional healing
  • Mantras for spiritual healing

Mantras for planetary disorders

  • Mantra for sun
  • Mantra for moon
  • Mantra for Saturn
  • Mantra for vrihaspti/guru
  • Mantra for Mangala

Mantra for healing the different diseases

  • Mantra for Cancer
  • Mantra for HBP
  • Mantra for heart problem
  • Mantra in pregnancy
  • Mantra for stress relief
  • Mantra for concentration

Mantra Healing for all planets

  • Surya Mantra (Sun Mantra) -Om Hring Hraung Suryay Namah
  • Chandra Mantra (Moon Mantra) - Om Aing Kling Somay Namah
  • Mangala Mantra - Om Hung Shring Bhaumay Namah
  • Buddha Mantra - Om Aing Shring Shring Budhay Namah
  • Brihaspati Guru Mantra - Om Hring Cling hung Brihsptye Namah
  • Shukra Mantra - Om Hring Shring Shukray Namah
  • Shani Mantra - Om Aing Hring Shring Shanaishchray Namah
  • Rahu Mantra - Om Aing Hring Rahave Namah
  • Ketu mantra - Om Hring Aing Ketave Namah

Mantra Diksha

Mantra Diksha is an important initiation ceremony of the tradition that is scheduled to be done on the first day of the course. After getting ready, students are advised to dress up in white to join the opening ceremony of the yoga course. The ceremony is conducted by respected Pandit Ji or Guru Ji who transmits energy inside you with powerful mantras.

What'll happen during Mantra Diksha?

  • Dhara Pujan (Worship to mother earth)
  • Ganesh Pujan (Worship to Ganesha to remove obstacles)
  • Hawan (Fire ceremony)
  • Aarti (Prayer)
  • Music
  • Kirtan
  • Gayatri diksha
  • Guru Mantra
  • Distribution of books and teaching materials

Chakras

Chakras are energy points of the body. They are believed to be spinning disks which is needed to be open and aligned for healthy well-being. In the human body, there are 7 chakras.

Characteristics of each chakra,

Muladhara Chakra or Root Chakra

  • Sound: Lam
  • Location: Between the anus and genitals, the base of the spine
  • Petal: Four Petals
  • Color: Red

Swadhistana or Sacral Chakra

  • Sound: Vam
  • Location: Below the bellybutton
  • Petal: Six Petals
  • Color: Orange

Manipura or Solar Plexus Chakra

  • Sound: Ram
  • Location: The Upper Abdomen
  • Petal: Ten Petals
  • Color: Yellow

Anahata or Heart Chakra

  • Sound: Yam
  • Location: Above the heart
  • Petal: Twelve Petals
  • Color: Green/Pink

Visuddha or Throat Chakra

  • Sound: Ham
  • Location: Throat
  • Petal: Sixteen Petals
  • Color: Blue

Ajna or Third Eye Chakra

  • Sound: Om
  • Location: Between the eyebrows
  • Petal: Two Petals
  • Color: Indigo

Sahasrara or Crown Chakra

  • Sound: Silence
  • Location: Top of the head
  • Petal: One Thousand Petals
  • Color: Violet, Gold, White

Meditation (Dhyana)

Meditation Timetable

Week 1: Strengthening what you learn earlier in meditation

Week 2: Intensifying the focus and mindfulness

Week 3: Advancing meditation techniques

Week 4: Awareness and kundalini meditation

What'll you learn?

  • Mind and its role in meditation
  • Nature of mind
  • Why the mind is anxious?
  • Meditation as Reverse Journey of Pratiprasava
  • Brain Waves
  • Music and Meditation
  • Emotional Purification Meditation
  • Past Life Healing with Meditation
  • Samadhi with Meditation

Styles Of Meditation Practices

Himalayan Meditation Practices

  • Advance Foundational Meditation Practice
  • Breath- Mind- Mantra Awareness
  • Trataka Meditation
  • Anapana Meditation

Nada Meditation Practices

  • Music Meditation
  • Pranava Meditation
  • Advance Mantra Meditation

Active Meditation Practices

  • Dynamic Moving Meditation (Osho)
  • Contemplative walking
  • Meditation in daily life

Tantra & Kundalini Meditation Practices

  • Meditation for Muladhara Chakra
  • Meditation for Swadhisthana Chakra
  • Meditation for Manipura Chakra
  • Meditation for Anahata Chakra
  • Meditation for Visuddhi Chakra
  • Meditation for Ajna Chakra
  • Meditation for Sahasrara Chakra
  • Guru chakra Meditation
  • Kundalini Meditation

Vipassana & Passive Meditation Practices

  • Breath Awareness
  • Mindfulness and Sensation
  • Total Awareness Practice

Kirtan Dhyan

Mantra Japa

Silence Practice

Mudras

The 500 Hours Yoga Course explains,

Hasta Mudra (Hand Mudra)

  • Yoni mudra
  • Linga Mudra
  • Bhairava Mudra
  • Bhairavi Mudra
  • Energy Mudra
  • Viparita Karnai Mudra
  • Mahabandha Mudra
  • Mahabheda Mudra

Kundalini Mudra

  • Ashwini Mudra
  • Vajroli Mudra
  • Sahajoli Mudra

Shambhavi Mudra

Pranayama (Breathing Practices)

Weekly stages of experience.

Week 1: Advanced of your pranayama practices

Week 2: Variations and experiment

Week 3: Awakening nadis and chakras by breathing

Week 4: Teaching practices and mastery on breathing

Topics:

  • What is Pranayama?
  • How pranayama brought happiness
  • Physiology of prana
  • Elements in nature of prana
  • Prana body types
  • Astrology of Breathing science
  • Prana and it routes
  • How prana flows in the body
  • Prana & Consciousness
  • Number of breaths we take
  • Research on prana
  • Health parameter with breath length
  • Guideline and discipline of pranayama

Intermediate and Advance Practices of Pranayama

  • Clavicular Pranayama (Upper Chest Pranayama)
  • Thoracic Pranayama (Middle Chest Pranayama)
  • Koshtiya (Diaphragmatic Pranayama)
  • Full body Yogic Pranayama
  • Pranava Pranayama (Om Meditation Breathing)
  • Nadi Shodhana Pranayama or Anulom Vilom Pranayama
  • Bhastrika Pranayama (Bellows Breath)
  • Kapalbhati Pranayama (Skull Shining Breath)
  • Bhramari Pranayama (Humming Bee Breath)
  • Ujjayi Pranayama (Ocean Breath)
  • Sitali Pranayama (Cooling Breath)
  • Sitkari Pranayama (Hissing Breath)
  • Murcha Pranayama (Swooning Breath Yoga)
  • Surya Bhedi Pranayama (Right Nostril Breathing)
  • Chandra Bhedi Pranayama (Left Nostril Breathing)

Anatomy & Physiology (Sharir Vigyan)

Physical Anatomy

  • Prana supply to the respiratory system
  • Function of cells
  • Digestive system
  • Circulatory system
  • Endocrine system
  • Physical transformation with yoga
  • Hormone secretion in yoga
  • Effects of pranayama on the respiratory system
  • Effects of Yoga practice and Nauli on the digestive system
  • A muscular and skeletal system with advanced postures
  • Therapeutic applications of Yoga postures
  • Avoid injuries in asana class
  • Anatomy of pelvic griddle and spine

Spiritual Anatomy

  • Advanced details regarding the energy channel
  • Anatomy of the 7 chakras (Muladhara Chakra, Swadhisthana Chakra, Manipura Chakra, Anahata Chakra, Visuddhi Chakra, Ajna Chakra, Sahasrara Chakra)
  • Kundalini (Prime Energy and Souce of All Creativity)
  • Pancha Kosha (5 Layers)

Yoga Kriya & Cleaning (Shatkarma)

With the 500 Hours Yoga TTC, you will learn,

  • 11 major systems of the body
  • Body purification
  • What is Shatkarma or Shatkriya?
  • Ancient scriptures of Hatha Yoga Pradipika
  • Gheranda Samhita
  • Precautions while performing shatkarmas

Practices

  • Vamana Kriya (Purification of the upper digestive tract)
  • Vastra Dhauti (Cleansing of the stomach and oesophagus)
  • Laghu Sankha Prakyalana (Cleasning of the stomach and intestines)
  • Bama Nauli Kriya
  • Dakshina Nauli Kriya (Cleansing of the right abdomen)
  • Vyaghra Kriya

Yoga Nidra (Psychic Sleep)

Week Wise topics of the 500 Hours Yoga TTC,

Week 1: Antar Mauna Yoga Nidra (Inner Silence)

Week 2: Yoga Nidra with 61 points blue star

Week 3: Subtle body and Yoga Nidra

Week 4: Chakra awareness with Yoga Nidra

What'll you learn?

  • Sleep Awareness
  • Subtle Body
  • From the state of consciousness to superconscious
  • Therapy of Yoga Nidra
  • Yoga Nidra as a healing practice
  • Why is sleep called Yoga here?
  • New patterns of habits
  • Personality transformation with Yoga Nidra
  • Language and Yoga Nidra

Yoga Philosophy (Yoga Darshana)

During the last 4 weeks of the 500 Hours Yoga Course, Yoga Philosophy will explain to you the motive of life.

Week 1: The World of Enlightenment (Yoga Samadhi)

  • Yoga and Yoga Samadhi
  • How to achieve Samadhi?
  • Discipline of Yoga
  • States of mind
  • Controlling the mind
  • What is Samadhi?
  • What if we are not in the state of Samadhi?
  • The right knowledge, wrong knowledge, imagination, sleep & memory
  • Why practice Yoga Samadhi?
  • Self-practice
  • Types of Samadhi
  • Yogi who born with yoga and bodiless yogi
  • How to achieve Samadhi?
  • What is God?
  • What is Om?
  • How to overcome obstacles in yoga?
  • The utmost Samadhi

Week 2: Yoga Sadhana

  • Tapasya (Intense practice of Yoga)
  • How to practice Tapasya?
  • Swadhyaya (Self-Analysis, self-discovery)
  • Surrender to the Divine
  • Kriya Yoga?
  • Ignorance and emotional attachment
  • Minimising pain
  • Past life; pain and pleasure
  • How pain lives with you and how it generates and vanishes
  • Clear perception
  • Right action
  • Stability
  • Control of sense organ
  • Experience of self
  • Source of liberation
  • How to achieve total withdrawal and separation of mundane psychology
  • Viveka kyati – insight discrimination
  • Eight limbs of yoga

Week 3: Yoga Vibhuti

  • Concentration
  • Meditation
  • Samadhi
  • External and internal yoga
  • How can a yogi know the past and future
  • Understanding the language of animals
  • Know about the past life
  • Making the body invisible
  • How Yogis receive the knowledge of the entire cosmos
  • How cessation of hunger and thrust is achieved
  • Acquiring complete stillness
  • Celestial beings
  • How the flash of illumination happens
  • How can one have knowledge of the mind
  • Siddhis? Are they helpful or hindrances for Sadhana?
  • How can one enter another’s body
  • How can a Yogi walk on thorns and water
  • Achieving the divine sense of hearing
  • How can one make a body as light as cotton wool that can soar in the sky
  • Achieving glorification and indestructibility of bodily qualities.

Week 4: Yoga Kaivalya

  • How Siddhi generates
  • Achieving Kaivalya (liberation)
  • Revision of the first week- Samadhi Yoga
  • Revision of the second week –Sadhana Yoga
  • Revision of the third week –Vibhuti Yoga
  • Revision of the fourth week – Kaivalya Yoga

Yoga Therapy

In the 500 Hours Yoga Course, you will learn,

  • The disease of the head and neck
  • Headache
  • Thyroid
  • Heart problems
  • Circulatory problems
  • Respiratory system and its disorders
  • The common cold
  • Bronchitis and Eosinophilia
  • Asthma
  • Sinusitis and Hay Fever
  • Tonsillitis
  • Disorder of the Digestive system
  • Upper Digestive disorders
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Constipation
  • Colitis
  • Acute Gastro Enteritis
  • Diabetes
  • Hepatitis
  • The problem of Obesity
  • Arthritis
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Back pain
  • Slipped Disk and Sciatica
  • Kidney stones
  • Menstrual disorder
  • Disorders of the male reproductive system
  • Hernia
  • Skin problems

Yoga For Health

  • Yogic counselling for a healthy life.
  • Yogic techniques to use in daily lifestyle.
  • Yoga cures common diseases like Headaches, migraine, colds, sinus, etc.
  • Yoga tools for back issues like backache, slipped disk, sciatica, diabetes, thyroid, spinal deformities, obesity, etc.

Evaluation & Certification

  • Get a registered certificate of the 300 hours yoga ttc with a registered yoga school
  • Stay present in all lectures
  • Submit assignments timely
  • Conduct full yoga sessions
  • Achieve passing marks at the end of the course

Curriculum - 500-Hour Multi-Style Yoga Teacher Training Course

First Month Syllabus For 500-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course In Rishikesh

Mantra & Mantra Chanting

Mantras

Mantras are sacred sounds, words, or phrases which are recited to attain spiritual attention. In other words, a mantra is a tool of the mind. It helps the mind in focusing better.

  • Science of Mantra
  • The power of Mantra
  • Mantra origin
  • Mantra is not a religion
  • The vibration of sound

Mantra Chanting

Mantra Chanting is a powerful tool which develops a spiritual connection inside you. It, in turn, creates a balance between the body, mind, and spirit.

  • How to chant the Om Mantra properly?
  • Peaceful Shiva Mantra
  • Energetic Durga Mantra
  • Kundalini Mantra
  • Ganesha Mantra for removing hurdles
  • Joyous Krishna Mantra
  • Gayatri Mantra for the purification of the mind
  • Sahana Mantra for Guru Disciple Study
  • Guru Mantra for paying homage to Guru
  • Early Morning Chant - asato ma sadgamaya, tamaso ma jyotirgamaya, mrtyorma amrtam gamaya, om shanti shanti shanti ||
  • Surrender Mantra - twameva mata cha pita twameva, tvameva bandhushcha sakha tvameva, tvameva vidya dravinam tvameva, tvameva sarvam mama deva deva ||
  • Maha Mritunjaya Mantra - Om Tryambak Yajamahe, Sugandhim Pushtee-Vardhanam, Urvarukmeva Bandhanaan, Mrtyoh-Mrukshiya MaaMmrataat
  • Patanjali Mantra (Yogenacittasya)
  • Suryanamaskar 12 Mantra - Om Mitraaya Namaha, Om Ravaye Namaha, Om Suryaaya Namaha, Om Bhaanave Namaha, Om Khagaya Namaha, Om Pooshne Namaha, Om Hiranyagarbhaaya Namaha, Om Mareechaye Namaha, Om Adityaaya Namaha, Om Savitre Namaha, Om Aarkaaya Namaha, Om Bhaskaraaya Namaha
Hatha Yoga

Hatha Yoga sessions conducted by our school are a positive workout for one's physical and mental wellness. It originated years ago with the aim to attain health and peace. The practice also benefits you with strength and flexibility.

  • PavanMuktasana series 1 (15 practices)
  • PavanMuktasana series 2 (10 practices)
  • PavanMuktasana series 3 (10 practices)
  • Centering postures series (Yoga Sequence Builder) (5 practices)
  • Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation) (12 asana series)
  • Chandra Namaskar (Moon Salutation) (12 Asana Series)
  • Standing postures series (10 practices)
  • Kneeling postures series (5 practices)
  • Sitting Postures series (10 practices)
  • Forward bending postures series (5 practices)
  • Backward bending postures series (5 practices)
  • Supine postures series (6 practices)
  • Prone Postures series (5 practices)
  • Fire Series series (5 practices)
  • Inversions series (5 practices)
  • Twisting postures series (5 practices)
  • Balancing Postures series (5 practices)
  • Relaxing Posture series (5 practices)
  • Meditative Asana Series (5 practices)

Overall you will learn 140 series of asanas.

You have done practice sessions but what about theory? It is also as important as practice sessions. If you are not theoretically aware of Hatha yoga and its elements, you are not able to practice it well.

  • Hatha Yoga Philosophy
  • Ancient Scriptures & Texts of Hatha Yoga
  • Aim and Objectives
  • Yoga as a Therapy
  • Yoga as Balancing
  • Connection of Hatha Yoga with Chakras, Nadis, Kundalini, and the Subtle Body
Ashtanga Yoga

More than a teaching session conducted by yog gurus, Ashtanga Yoga is a self-assisted and practice class. All students are doing the same sequence and postures, supported by experienced teachers.

  • Introduction
  • History
  • Awakening the Inner Fire
  • The Breath of Life (Prana)
  • Chakras
  • Eight Limbs of Yoga (Ashtanga Yoga) as introduced by K.Patabbhi Jois
  • Bandha practice
  • Drishti (Focusing the Attention)
  • Cleansing & Purification
  • Developing a pious platform for yogic practice
  • Use of yoga props and instruments
  • Sun Salutation A & B (week 1) - Surya Namaskar Series A & B
  • Standing Asana Series (week 2)
  • Sitting Asana Series (Week 3)
  • Finishing Asana Series (Week 3)
  • Teaching Practices (Traditional & Mysore Style- Week 4)
  • Padangustasana (Big toes Posture)
  • Pada hastasana (Hand under foot posture)
  • Utthita trikoṇasana (A+B) (Triangle posture)
  • Utthita parsvakonasana (A+B) (Extended side angle pose)
  • Prasarita padottanasana (A,B,C,D) (Intense wide leg stretch)
  • Parsvottanasana (Intense side stretch posture)
  • Utthita Hasta Padangusṭasana- hand to big toe posture
  • Ardha bandha padmottanasana (Half-bound lotus forward bend)
  • Utkatasana (Fierce pose)
  • Virabhadrasana (Warrier pose) A+B
  • Dandasana (Staff pose)
  • Pascimattanasana (Intense west stretch or sitting forward bend)
  • Purvattanasana (Intense east stretch)
  • Ardha bandha padma pascimattanasana (Half bound lotus forward bend)
  • Tiryangmukha Eka pada pascimattanasana (Reverse the leg, one leg intense stretch)
  • Janusirsasana (Head-to-knee pose)
  • Marichyasana (Leg Binding Pose)
  • Navasana (Boat Pose)
  • Bhujapiḍasana (Shoulder Pressure Pose)
  • Kurmasana (Tortoise Pose)
  • Suptakurmasana (Reclining Turtle Pose Yoga)
  • Garbhapindasana (Womb Pose)
  • Kukkutasana (Cockerel Pose, or Rooster Posture)
  • Baddha Konasana (Bound Angle Pose, Butterfly Pos
  • Upavistha Konasana (Seated Angle Posture)
  • Suptakonasana
  • Supta Padangustasna
  • Ubhaya Padangustasna
  • Urdhvamukha Pascimattanasana
  • Setubandhasana (Bridge Pose)

Finishing Postures

  • Urdhva Dhanurasana (upward bow posture)
  • Salaṁba sarvangasana (shoulder stand posture)
  • Halasana (plough posture)
  • Karṇa Pidasana (ear pressure posture)
  • Urdhva Padmasana (Upward Lotus Pose)
  • Pindasana (Embryo Pose)
  • Matsyasana (Fish Pose)
  • Uttanapadasana (Leg Lifting Posture)
  • Chakrasana (Wheel Pose)
  • Shirshasana (Yoga Headstand)
  • Baddhapadmāsana (Bound Lotus Posture)
  • Yoga Mudra
  • Padmasana (Lotus Pose)
  • Utpluthiḥ
  • Savasana (Corpse Pose)
Pranayama (Breathing Practices)

Prana, the life energy Yama means control. It is the foundation practice of the traditional form of yoga. It is not just a breathing practice but much more than this. The class of pranayama reveals its secrets and the power of pranayama to gain the right health, peace, and balance.

Four Weeks of Pranayama

Week 1: Deeper pranayama understanding and practices

Week 2: Variations and experiments

Week 3: Holding breath and chakra awareness

Week 4: Teaching practices and mastery of breathing

Pranayama Topics:

  • Definition of Prana
  • Definition of Pranayama
  • Definition of breath
  • Connection of the Prana and the breath
  • Importance of Pranayama
  • Benefits of Pranayama
  • Preparing ourselves to practice pranayama
  • Aspects of Breathing
  • Ancient Texts of Breathing
  • General understanding
  • Knowledge of nostrils
  • Activating nostrils for pranayama
  • Secrets of Pranayama
  • Breath flow in 5 elements
  • Unit of Prana
  • Function of Prana
  • Three levels of Prana
  • Three Gunas
  • Flow of Prana
  • Quality of breath
  • Imbalance of Prana
  • Retention of breath
  • 6 Sitting postures for Pranayama practices
  • Breathing pattern
  • Chakras and Kundalini connect with Prana

Beginners and Intermediate Practices of Pranayama

  • Clavicular Pranayama
  • Thoracic Pranayama
  • Diaphragmatic Pranayama
  • Yogic Pranayama
  • Pranava Pranayama (Om Meditation Breathing)
  • Nadi Shodhana Pranayama or Anulom Vilom Pranayama
  • Bhastrika Pranayama (Bellows Breath)
  • Kapalbhati Pranayama (Skull Shining Breath)
  • Bhramari Pranayama (Humming Bee Breath)
  • Ujjayi Pranayama (Ocean Breath)
  • Sitali Pranayama (Cooling Breath)
  • Sitkari Pranayama (Hissing Breath)
  • Murcha Pranayama (Swooning Breath Yoga)
  • Surya Bhedi Pranayama (Right Nostril Breathing)
  • Chandra Bhedi Pranayama (Left Nostril Breathing)
Meditation (Dhyana)

Just like you involve your body in physical exercise for its benefits, in the same way, meditation is an exercise for mental health. With the power of meditation, you can control your mind and block negative and unnecessary thoughts. You enter into a deep state of relaxation where peace is the ultimate goal.

During the meditation class, you are advised to sit quietly by keeping your focus on a single thing. It helps you in eliminating tension and stress. With the 500 Hours yoga teacher training course, you get to learn basic and intermediate techniques of meditation. The four weeks program work as,

Week 1: Introducing Advanced Meditation

Week 2: Making the concentration process, stronger and better

Week 3: Meditation Techniques

Week 4: Chakra Awareness and Kundalini Meditation

What'll you learn?

  • Mind and its role in meditation
  • Nature of mind
  • Why the mind is anxious?
  • Meditation as Reverse Journey of Pratiprasava
  • Brain Waves
  • Music and Meditation
  • Emotional Purification Meditation
  • Past Life Healing with Meditation
  • Samadhi with Meditation

Styles Of Meditation Practices

Himalayan Meditation Practices

  • Advance Foundational Meditation Practice
  • Breath- Mind- Mantra Awareness
  • Trataka Meditation
  • Anapana Meditation

Nada Meditation Practices

  • Music Meditation
  • Pranava Meditation
  • Advance Mantra Meditation

Active Meditation Practices

  • Dynamic Moving Meditation (Osho)
  • Contemplative walking
  • Meditation in daily life

Tantra & Kundalini Meditation Practices

  • Meditation for Muladhara Chakra
  • Meditation for Swadhisthana Chakra
  • Meditation for Manipura Chakra
  • Meditation for Anahata Chakra
  • Meditation for Visuddhi Chakra
  • Meditation for Ajna Chakra
  • Meditation for Sahasrara Chakra
  • Guru chakra Meditation
  • Kundalini Meditation

Vipassana & Passive Meditation Practices

  • Breath Awareness
  • Mindfulness and Sensation
  • Total Awareness Practice

Kirtan Dhyan

How to do Japa?

Silence Practice

One-Day Silence Meditation

Yoga Nidra (Psychic Sleep)

Yoga Nidra is also known as Psychic Sleep. The practice creates a state between waking and sleeping. It is a state of consciousness. One can go into this deep and conscious sleep with the practice of guided meditation. Yoga Nidra can also be termed as the victory over sleep. You can relax your mind and complete the sleep of 8 hours in just a short practice of yoga nidra. When you go through the epic, Mahabharata, you get to know that Arjuna (one of the Pandavas) was associated with Yoga Nidra.

Week Wise topics of the 500 Hours Yoga TTC,

Week 1: Antar Mauna Yoga Nidra (Inner Silence)

Week 2: Yoga Nidra with 61 points blue star

Week 3: Subtle body and Yoga Nidra

Week 4: Chakra awareness with Yoga Nidra

What'll you learn?

  • Advanced practice of yoga nidra
  • Sleep Awareness
  • Purpose of Yoga Nidra
  • Different Schools and Traditions of Yoga Nidra
  • Tantric Origin of Yoga Nidra
  • Lifestyle and Rules for Yoga Nidra Practitioners
  • Benefits and Risks of Yoga Nidra
  • Difference Between Yoga Nidra and Meditation
  • Yoga Nidra Experience
  • Yoga Nidra and Healing
  • 4 States of Consciousness
  • 3 Body Awareness
  • Tension Relaxation
Yoga Cleansing (Shatkarma)

"Shat" means "Six" and "Karma" means "Actions". Thus, as per yogic science, Shatkarma is six cleansing actions that help to clean your body and mind. It is well described in the Hatha Yoga Tradition. Shatkarma is an important practice to maintain a balance between body and mind and also promote well-being. The practice eliminates toxins from the body and unblocks energy channels.

With the 500 Hours Yoga TTC, you will learn,

  • Definition of Shatkarma
  • Benefits
  • Risks
  • Who should practice it?
  • Who should not practice it?
  • Experiences
  • Preparing advanced shatkarma exercises
  • Practices After Completing It
  • Nadi Cleansing

Practices that you will learn

  • Jihwa Dhauti (Tongue Cleansing)
  • Danta Dhauti (Teeth Cleansing)
  • Karna Dhauti (Ear Cleansing)
  • Jalaneti (Cleansing with Water)
  • Kapalbhati (Mind Cleansing)
  • Agnisara (Cleansing with Fire)
  • Rubber Neti (Cleansing with Rubber wire)
Yoga Philosophy (Yoga Darshana)

Yoga Philosophy is a powerful subject that can change one's life. Many are confused that it only exists in Patanjali's Yoga Sutras but this is not true. It is the philosophy of life which can also be found in Bhagwat Geeta, Hatha Yoga Pradipika and Upanishads. The basic and main philosophy of yoga is simple, body, mind, and soul are one and one can not separate them.

During the starting 4 weeks of the 500 Hours Yoga Course, Yoga Philosophy will explain to you the motive of life.

Week 1: The World of Wisdom

  • Indian Culture
  • Spirituality and Himalayan Tradition
  • Ancient Scriptures of Yoga and Spirituality
  • Indian Philosophy
  • Purpose of Indian Philosophy
  • 9 Major Indian Philosophy
  • What is Yoga Philosophy the Most Important among All?
  • History of Yoga
  • Types of Yoga

Week 2: Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

  • Patanjali and His Work
  • Introduction to Yoga Sutras Text
  • Eight Limbs of Yoga (Ahimsa, Satya, Asteya, Brahmacharya, Aparigraha, Saucha, Santosha, and Tapas)
  • Yamas & Niyamas
  • Philosophy of Asana & Pranayama
  • Karmic Science

Week 3: Internal Limbs

  • Concentration, Meditation, and Samadhi
  • First Chapter
  • Second Chapter
  • Third and Fourth Chapters of Patanjali
  • Mind and Its Control
  • Introduction to Bhagavat Geeta & Upanishad

Week 4: Exploring the wisdom of Yoga

  • Chakras
  • Nadi
  • Kundalini
  • Three Fold Pain
  • Three Bodies (Sharira)
  • Pancha kosha
  • Tri-guna
  • Mahabhuta (Theory of Elements)
Anatomy & Physiology (Sharir Vijnan)

In yoga, anatomy is a crucial subject for yoga teachers and learners. In the class, you will get to know physical anatomy and spiritual anatomy.

Physical Anatomy

  • Introduction to Body
  • Bodily Structures
  • Body Planes
  • Anatomical Movements
  • Bones of the Skull
  • Cervical Vertebrae
  • Shoulder Girdle/ Arm Bones/ Pelvic Region
  • Deformities of the Spine
  • Lower Extremity
  • Tendons and Ligaments
  • Muscular System
  • Nervous System
  • Respiratory System

Spiritual Anatomy

  • Nadi (Energy Channel)
  • Chakras (Energy Centres)
  • Kundalini (Prime Energy and Souce of All Creativity)
  • Pancha kosha (5 Layers)
  • Pancha Mahabhuta (5 Elements and Body Structure)
  • Tri-Guna (Three Attributes)
Yoga Therapy

Yoga is the wellness science for nurturing the body, mind and spirit. It is the natural healing process to keep you healthy and free from illness. Yoga therapy uses yoga postures, breathing exercises (pranayama), meditation, and other practices to improve physical and mental well-being. Yoga therapy encourages the amalgamation of the body, mind, and spirit.

In the 500 Hours Yoga Course, you will learn,

  • Definition of Yoga Therapy
  • Rules and Regulations of Yoga Therapy
  • Healing Through Asana, Pranayama and Meditation
  • Therapy for Common Diseases
Ayurveda

Ayurveda is the oldest and the most natural system of medicine that originated in India years ago. It is approximately 3000 years ago medicinal science. Ayurveda is derived from two words, "Ayur" means "Life" and "Veda" means "Science", thus Ayurveda describes the meaning "Science of Life" or 'Knowledge of Life'. As per Ayurvedic Science, the body is made up of five elements, i.e. Akash (Ether), Vayu (Air), Agni (Fire), Apas (Water), and Prithvi (Earth). These 5 elements create 3 doshas namely, Kapha, Vata and Pitta. When these are balanced, then an individual remains healthy and when these are imbalances, an individual remains ill. Ayurveda helps in balancing all of these to give you a healthy lifestyle.

The 500 Hours Yoga Course explains,

  • What is Ayurveda?
  • Ayurvedic Treatment and its Unique Features
  • Ayurveda and Its Diversified Areas
  • Ashtanga Ayurveda
  • Fundamentals of Ayurveda
  • Panchamahabhuta [Earth (Prithvi), Water (Jal), Fire (Agni), Air (Vayu) and Aether / Space (Aakash)]
  • Kapha
  • Vata
  • Pitta
  • Prakriti- Know Your Constitution
Mudras

Mudra is a symbolic gesture. It is normally practices with hands and fingers, explaining the flow of energy in the subtle body. It brings a wondrous change in body and mind.

The 500 Hours Yoga Course explains,

  • Mudras
  • The Secrets of Mudra
  • The Position of Elements in the Hands
  • The Need for Mudra
  • Advantages of Mudras
  • Special Guidelines About Mudra
  • Gyan Mudra (Gesture of Wisdom)
  • Purn Gyan Mudra (Gesture of Complete Wisdom)
  • Vairagya Mudra (Gesture of Dispassion)
  • Abhaya Mudra (Gesture of Fearlessness)
  • Dhyana Mudra (Meditation Mudra)
  • Vayu Mudra (Gesture of Air)
  • Pran Mudra (Gesture of Prana)
  • Prithvi Mudra (Gesture of Earth)
  • Surya Mudra (Gesture of Sun)
  • Varun Mudra (Gesture of God of Water)
  • Shoonya mudra (Gesture of Openness, Space)
  • Prana-Apana Mudra (Gesture of Prana Apana)
Bandha (Energy Lock)

Bandhas is the Sanskrit word which means Lock. The aim of it is to block the energy flow from a particular part of the body. When the lock is opened, then the energy flows properly throughout the body and maintains overall wellness and vitality.

  • Meaning and Importance of Energy Lock
  • Why the Energy Lock and How Our Energy Gets Drained
  • Energy Knots and How to Open Them
  • Understanding the Three Chakras (Muladhara, Manipura, Visuddhi)
  • Experience with Energy Lock
  • Benefits and Risks of Bandha Practices

Practices (Beginners and Intermediate Level)

  • Agnisar (Preparation to Uddiyana)
  • Vahir Kumbhaka (External Retention)
  • Antar Kumbhaka (Internal Rentention)
  • Ashwini Mudra to prepare Mulabandha
  • Vajroli Mudra to prepare Mulabandha
  • Mula bandhas (Root lock)
  • Uddiyana bandha (Abdominal lock)
  • Jalandhara Bandha (Throat Lock)
Teaching Methodology

While being a student, it is also necessary to learn to teach. You are on a journey from being a student to a teacher.

  • Proper sequence
  • Avoid injuries
  • Happiness during and after the practice
  • Work with various styles of yoga and in all levels
  • Meditative experience
  • Managing the energy flow
  • Balancing the energy flow

What you'll learn?

  • Proper demonstration of a Yoga practice
  • The proper way to instruct and guide a lesson
  • Proper alignment of yoga postures
  • Proper adjustment with/ without props
  • Yogic personality establishment
Alignment

In yoga, alignment is the right way to perform any asana so that one can minimise the risk of injury and reap maximum benefits from it.

What'll you learn?

  • Sense of alignment
  • Role of alignment in daily practice
  • Balancing prana & chakras
  • Alignment and 5 koshas
  • Importance of Alignment
  • A different aspect of Alignment
  • Minimising the risk of injuries
  • Increase the movement of joints
  • Alignment based on body regions
  • Upper Limb alignment
  • Lower Limb alignment
  • Torso – Thorax - Abdomen – Pelvis Alignment
  • Alignment of Head & Neck
  • Alignment of the spine
  • Basic postures of alignment
  • Bringing the body into comfortable zone
  • Balancing the body and mind
Adjustment

Adjustment in yoga is also about learning the correct technique of yoga.

You'll learn,

  • What is yoga adjustment?
  • Sense of yoga adjustment
  • Level of yoga adjustment
  • Why adjustment is needed in yoga asana
  • Role of adjustments in yoga asana class
  • The right technique for perfect adjustment
  • Bandhas
  • Dynamics of each asana
  • How to adjust self adjust in a posture
  • How to adjust to others during the class
  • Methods of Adjustment
  • Tools and props to achieve the peak in the posture
  • Body weight management
  • Safety rules
  • Preparations for adjustment
Evaluation & Certification

Yoga is the education of life and if you wish to clear the advanced yoga program of 300 hours, then do follow the criteria given below:

  • Performance during the course
  • Attendance
  • Practical asana demonstration test
  • Written test (Objective and subjective type)
  • Behavior

Second Month Syllabus For 500-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course In Rishikesh

Ashtanga Yoga

Standing Postures

  • Samasthiti
  • Sun salutation A & B (Surya Namaskar Series A & B)
  • Padangushtasana (Big toes Posture)
  • Pada hastasana (Hand under foot posture)
  • Utthita Trikonasana (Triangle posture)
  • Parivritta Trikonasana (Revolved Triangle Pose)
  • Utthita Parshvakonasana (Extended Side Angle Pose)
  • Parivritta Parshvakonasana (The Revolved Side Angle Pose)
  • Prasarita Padottanasana (A, B, C & D) (Wide-legged Forward Fold A, B, C & D)
  • Parshvottanasana (Side Stretch Pose)

Intermediate Postures

  • Pasasana (Noose Pose)
  • Krounchasana (Heron Pose)
  • Shalabhasana A, B (Locus Pose A, B)
  • Bhekasana (Frog Pose)
  • Dhanurasana (Bow Pose)
  • Parsvadhanurasana (Side Bow Pose)
  • Ustrasana (Camel Pose)
  • Laghu Vajrasana (Small Thunderbolt Pose)
  • Kapotasana (Pigeon Pose)
  • Supta Vajrasana (Reclined Thunderbolt Pose)
  • Bakasana (Crane Pose)
  • Bharadvajasana (Seated Spinal Twist Pose)
  • Ardha Matsyendraasana (Half Lord of the Fishes Pose)
  • Ekapada Sirsasana A, B, C (Seated foot-behind-the-head Pose)
  • Dwipada Sirsasana B (Feet behind the head pose)
  • Yoga Nidrasana (Yogic Sleep Pose)
  • Tittibhasana A, B, C (Firefly Pose A, B, C)
  • Pincha Mayurasana (Peacock Feather Stand)
  • Karandavasana (Himalayana Duck)
  • Mayurasana (Peacock Pose)
  • Nakrasana (Crocodile Pose Variation)
  • Vatayanasana (Horse Pose)
  • Parighasana (Gate Pose)
  • Gomukhasana A, B, C (Cow Face Pose)
  • Supta Urdhvapada Vajrasana A, B (Reclining Thunderbolt Pose One Foot Upward A, B)
  • Mukta Hasta Sirsasana A, B, C (Free Hands Headstand Pose A, B, C)
  • Baddha Hasta Sirsasana A, B, C, D (Bound Hands Headstand Pose A, B, C, D)
  • Urdhva Dhanurasana (Upward-facing bow Pose)
  • Paschimottanasana (West Stretching Pose)

Finishing Postures

  • Salamba Sarvangasana (Supported all limbs Pose)
  • Halasana (Plow Pose)
  • Karnapidasana (Ear-pressure Pose)
  • Urdhva Padmasana (Upward Lotus Pose)
  • Pindasana (Embryo Pose In Shoulder Stand)
  • Matsyasana (Fish Pose)
  • Uttana Padasana (Raised Leg Pose)
  • Shirshasana (Headstand Pose)
  • Baddha Padmasana (Bound Lotus Pose)
  • Yoga Mudra
  • Padmasana (Lotus Pose)
  • Uth Pluthi or Tolasana (Sprung Up)
  • Shavasana (Corpse Pose)
Ayurveda
  • Fundamentals of Ayurveda
  • Tridosha (Vata, Pitta and Kapha)
  • Prakriti (Know Your Constitution)
  • Pancha Mahabhuta [Earth (Prithvi), Water (Jal), Fire (Agni), Air (Vayu) and Aether / Space (Aakash)]
  • Vikurti (After Creation)
  • Sapta Dhatu or 7 Body Elements (Rasa, Rakta, Mamsa, Meda, Asthi, Majja and Sukhra)
  • Mala (Waste Products)
  • Srotas (Body Channels) - 16 as per Ayurveda
  • Agni (Digestive Fire)
  • Koshta (Alimentary Tract)
  • Ama (Undigested Metabolic Toxins)
Bandha (Energy Lock)

What'll you learn?

  • Meaning and Importance of Energy Lock
  • Kundalini Awakening
  • Bandhas and Prana
  • Unblocking the system for energy flow through Bandhax
  • 3 Energy Knots (Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva) and How to Open Them
  • The outcome of Bandhas practice
  • Precautions
  • Health and Spiritual Benefits

Practices (Beginners and Intermediate Level)

  • Agnisar - Advance Level (Preparation to Uddiyana)
  • Advance Level Vahir Kumbhaka (External Retention)
  • Advance Level Antar Kumbhaka (Internal Retention)
  • Ashwini Mudra to prepare Mulabandha
  • Vajroli Mudra to prepare Mulabandha
  • Mula bandhas (Anal lock)
  • Uddiyana bandha (Abdominal lock)
  • Jalandhar Bandha (Throat Lock)
  • Maha Bandha (Great Lock)
Classical Dance

Classical dance is also a type of yoga practice. In the class of classical dance, you will learn Ganesh Vandana (honour to God Ganesha) classical dance. Simply means, you pay homage to Ganesha in the form of gestures and dance. While performing such, you get a divine feeling. Even a spectator’s mood changes by just watching. It is the first time we have classical dance in our schedule and students are taught to move in the classical way.

With this, you will learn,

  • Proper Concentration,
  • Mudra
  • Conscious Movement,
  • Awareness Of Emotions
  • Eye Movements
  • Mantra
  • Music
Ganga Beach Sadhana

The ghats near the Ganges are tranquil with the aesthetic scenery, soothing views and sheer beauty. You can feel true peace by just sitting near the Ganga. To bring a soothing experience to the course, every Thursday morning at our school is scheduled for the yoga sadhanas on the banks of the holy river, Ganga.

The lessons:-

  • Asana
  • Pranayama
  • Meditation
  • Ganga Puja
Hatha Yoga

Hatha Yoga works on the basic aim of,

  • Promoting health and longevity
  • Strengthening the mind
  • Awakening the Kundalini

Practices:

  • Joints and glands exercise foundation practices
  • Joints and glands exercise advanced practices
  • Centering postures series (Yoga Sequence Builder)
  • Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation)
  • Chandra Namaskar (Moon Salutation)
  • Standing postures series
  • Kneeling postures series
  • Sitting Postures series
  • Forward bending postures series
  • Backward bending postures series
  • Supine postures series
  • Prone Postures series
  • Fire Series series
  • Inversions series
  • Twisting postures series
  • Balancing Postures series
  • Relaxing Posture series
  • Meditative Asana Series

Philosophy Of Hatha Yoga

  • Surya Namaskar Philosophy
  • Hatha Yoga Philosophy
  • Kundalini Awakening
  • Asanas
  • Yog Sadhana
  • Benefits of Hatha Yoga Asanas
  • Rules and Regulations
  • Advancing Yoga Poses
Mantra & Mantra Diksha

Mantra

Sanskrit syllable

  • 58 syllables
  • Power of vibration of all syllables
  • Mantra vibration in chakras

Healing mantras

  • Mantras for physical healing
  • Mantras for mental healing
  • Mantras for emotional healing
  • Mantras for spiritual healing

Mantras for planetary disorders

  • Mantra for sun
  • Mantra for moon
  • Mantra for Saturn
  • Mantra for vrihaspti/guru
  • Mantra for Mangala

Mantra for healing the different diseases

  • Mantra for Cancer
  • Mantra for HBP
  • Mantra for heart problem
  • Mantra in pregnancy
  • Mantra for stress relief
  • Mantra for concentration

Mantra Healing for all planets

  • Surya Mantra (Sun Mantra) -Om Hring Hraung Suryay Namah
  • Chandra Mantra (Moon Mantra) - Om Aing Kling Somay Namah
  • Mangala Mantra - Om Hung Shring Bhaumay Namah
  • Buddha Mantra - Om Aing Shring Shring Budhay Namah
  • Brihaspati Guru Mantra - Om Hring Cling hung Brihsptye Namah
  • Shukra Mantra - Om Hring Shring Shukray Namah
  • Shani Mantra - Om Aing Hring Shring Shanaishchray Namah
  • Rahu Mantra - Om Aing Hring Rahave Namah
  • Ketu mantra - Om Hring Aing Ketave Namah

Mantra Diksha

Mantra Diksha is an important initiation ceremony of the tradition that is scheduled to be done on the first day of the course. After getting ready, students are advised to dress up in white to join the opening ceremony of the yoga course. The ceremony is conducted by respected Pandit Ji or Guru Ji who transmits energy inside you with powerful mantras.

What'll happen during Mantra Diksha?

  • Dhara Pujan (Worship to mother earth)
  • Ganesh Pujan (Worship to Ganesha to remove obstacles)
  • Hawan (Fire ceremony)
  • Aarti (Prayer)
  • Music
  • Kirtan
  • Gayatri diksha
  • Guru Mantra
  • Distribution of books and teaching materials
Chakras

Chakras are energy points of the body. They are believed to be spinning disks which is needed to be open and aligned for healthy well-being. In the human body, there are 7 chakras.

Characteristics of each chakra,

Muladhara Chakra or Root Chakra

  • Sound: Lam
  • Location: Between the anus and genitals, the base of the spine
  • Petal: Four Petals
  • Color: Red

Swadhistana or Sacral Chakra

  • Sound: Vam
  • Location: Below the bellybutton
  • Petal: Six Petals
  • Color: Orange

Manipura or Solar Plexus Chakra

  • Sound: Ram
  • Location: The Upper Abdomen
  • Petal: Ten Petals
  • Color: Yellow

Anahata or Heart Chakra

  • Sound: Yam
  • Location: Above the heart
  • Petal: Twelve Petals
  • Color: Green/Pink

Visuddha or Throat Chakra

  • Sound: Ham
  • Location: Throat
  • Petal: Sixteen Petals
  • Color: Blue

Ajna or Third Eye Chakra

  • Sound: Om
  • Location: Between the eyebrows
  • Petal: Two Petals
  • Color: Indigo

Sahasrara or Crown Chakra

  • Sound: Silence
  • Location: Top of the head
  • Petal: One Thousand Petals
  • Color: Violet, Gold, White
Meditation (Dhyana)

Meditation Timetable

Week 1: Strengthening what you learn earlier in meditation

Week 2: Intensifying the focus and mindfulness

Week 3: Advancing meditation techniques

Week 4: Awareness and kundalini meditation

What'll you learn?

  • Mind and its role in meditation
  • Nature of mind
  • Why the mind is anxious?
  • Meditation as Reverse Journey of Pratiprasava
  • Brain Waves
  • Music and Meditation
  • Emotional Purification Meditation
  • Past Life Healing with Meditation
  • Samadhi with Meditation

Styles Of Meditation Practices

Himalayan Meditation Practices

  • Advance Foundational Meditation Practice
  • Breath- Mind- Mantra Awareness
  • Trataka Meditation
  • Anapana Meditation

Nada Meditation Practices

  • Music Meditation
  • Pranava Meditation
  • Advance Mantra Meditation

Active Meditation Practices

  • Dynamic Moving Meditation (Osho)
  • Contemplative walking
  • Meditation in daily life

Tantra & Kundalini Meditation Practices

  • Meditation for Muladhara Chakra
  • Meditation for Swadhisthana Chakra
  • Meditation for Manipura Chakra
  • Meditation for Anahata Chakra
  • Meditation for Visuddhi Chakra
  • Meditation for Ajna Chakra
  • Meditation for Sahasrara Chakra
  • Guru chakra Meditation
  • Kundalini Meditation

Vipassana & Passive Meditation Practices

  • Breath Awareness
  • Mindfulness and Sensation
  • Total Awareness Practice

Kirtan Dhyan

Mantra Japa

Silence Practice

Mudras

The 500 Hours Yoga Course explains,

Hasta Mudra (Hand Mudra)

  • Yoni mudra
  • Linga Mudra
  • Bhairava Mudra
  • Bhairavi Mudra
  • Energy Mudra
  • Viparita Karnai Mudra
  • Mahabandha Mudra
  • Mahabheda Mudra

Kundalini Mudra

  • Ashwini Mudra
  • Vajroli Mudra
  • Sahajoli Mudra

Shambhavi Mudra

Pranayama (Breathing Practices)

Weekly stages of experience.

Week 1: Advanced of your pranayama practices

Week 2: Variations and experiment

Week 3: Awakening nadis and chakras by breathing

Week 4: Teaching practices and mastery on breathing

Topics:

  • What is Pranayama?
  • How pranayama brought happiness
  • Physiology of prana
  • Elements in nature of prana
  • Prana body types
  • Astrology of Breathing science
  • Prana and it routes
  • How prana flows in the body
  • Prana & Consciousness
  • Number of breaths we take
  • Research on prana
  • Health parameter with breath length
  • Guideline and discipline of pranayama

Intermediate and Advance Practices of Pranayama

  • Clavicular Pranayama (Upper Chest Pranayama)
  • Thoracic Pranayama (Middle Chest Pranayama)
  • Koshtiya (Diaphragmatic Pranayama)
  • Full body Yogic Pranayama
  • Pranava Pranayama (Om Meditation Breathing)
  • Nadi Shodhana Pranayama or Anulom Vilom Pranayama
  • Bhastrika Pranayama (Bellows Breath)
  • Kapalbhati Pranayama (Skull Shining Breath)
  • Bhramari Pranayama (Humming Bee Breath)
  • Ujjayi Pranayama (Ocean Breath)
  • Sitali Pranayama (Cooling Breath)
  • Sitkari Pranayama (Hissing Breath)
  • Murcha Pranayama (Swooning Breath Yoga)
  • Surya Bhedi Pranayama (Right Nostril Breathing)
  • Chandra Bhedi Pranayama (Left Nostril Breathing)
Anatomy & Physiology (Sharir Vigyan)

Physical Anatomy

  • Prana supply to the respiratory system
  • Function of cells
  • Digestive system
  • Circulatory system
  • Endocrine system
  • Physical transformation with yoga
  • Hormone secretion in yoga
  • Effects of pranayama on the respiratory system
  • Effects of Yoga practice and Nauli on the digestive system
  • A muscular and skeletal system with advanced postures
  • Therapeutic applications of Yoga postures
  • Avoid injuries in asana class
  • Anatomy of pelvic griddle and spine

Spiritual Anatomy

  • Advanced details regarding the energy channel
  • Anatomy of the 7 chakras (Muladhara Chakra, Swadhisthana Chakra, Manipura Chakra, Anahata Chakra, Visuddhi Chakra, Ajna Chakra, Sahasrara Chakra)
  • Kundalini (Prime Energy and Souce of All Creativity)
  • Pancha Kosha (5 Layers)
Yoga Kriya & Cleaning (Shatkarma)

With the 500 Hours Yoga TTC, you will learn,

  • 11 major systems of the body
  • Body purification
  • What is Shatkarma or Shatkriya?
  • Ancient scriptures of Hatha Yoga Pradipika
  • Gheranda Samhita
  • Precautions while performing shatkarmas

Practices

  • Vamana Kriya (Purification of the upper digestive tract)
  • Vastra Dhauti (Cleansing of the stomach and oesophagus)
  • Laghu Sankha Prakyalana (Cleasning of the stomach and intestines)
  • Bama Nauli Kriya
  • Dakshina Nauli Kriya (Cleansing of the right abdomen)
  • Vyaghra Kriya
Yoga Nidra (Psychic Sleep)

Week Wise topics of the 500 Hours Yoga TTC,

Week 1: Antar Mauna Yoga Nidra (Inner Silence)

Week 2: Yoga Nidra with 61 points blue star

Week 3: Subtle body and Yoga Nidra

Week 4: Chakra awareness with Yoga Nidra

What'll you learn?

  • Sleep Awareness
  • Subtle Body
  • From the state of consciousness to superconscious
  • Therapy of Yoga Nidra
  • Yoga Nidra as a healing practice
  • Why is sleep called Yoga here?
  • New patterns of habits
  • Personality transformation with Yoga Nidra
  • Language and Yoga Nidra
Yoga Philosophy (Yoga Darshana)

During the last 4 weeks of the 500 Hours Yoga Course, Yoga Philosophy will explain to you the motive of life.

Week 1: The World of Enlightenment (Yoga Samadhi)

  • Yoga and Yoga Samadhi
  • How to achieve Samadhi?
  • Discipline of Yoga
  • States of mind
  • Controlling the mind
  • What is Samadhi?
  • What if we are not in the state of Samadhi?
  • The right knowledge, wrong knowledge, imagination, sleep & memory
  • Why practice Yoga Samadhi?
  • Self-practice
  • Types of Samadhi
  • Yogi who born with yoga and bodiless yogi
  • How to achieve Samadhi?
  • What is God?
  • What is Om?
  • How to overcome obstacles in yoga?
  • The utmost Samadhi

Week 2: Yoga Sadhana

  • Tapasya (Intense practice of Yoga)
  • How to practice Tapasya?
  • Swadhyaya (Self-Analysis, self-discovery)
  • Surrender to the Divine
  • Kriya Yoga?
  • Ignorance and emotional attachment
  • Minimising pain
  • Past life; pain and pleasure
  • How pain lives with you and how it generates and vanishes
  • Clear perception
  • Right action
  • Stability
  • Control of sense organ
  • Experience of self
  • Source of liberation
  • How to achieve total withdrawal and separation of mundane psychology
  • Viveka kyati – insight discrimination
  • Eight limbs of yoga

Week 3: Yoga Vibhuti

  • Concentration
  • Meditation
  • Samadhi
  • External and internal yoga
  • How can a yogi know the past and future
  • Understanding the language of animals
  • Know about the past life
  • Making the body invisible
  • How Yogis receive the knowledge of the entire cosmos
  • How cessation of hunger and thrust is achieved
  • Acquiring complete stillness
  • Celestial beings
  • How the flash of illumination happens
  • How can one have knowledge of the mind
  • Siddhis? Are they helpful or hindrances for Sadhana?
  • How can one enter another’s body
  • How can a Yogi walk on thorns and water
  • Achieving the divine sense of hearing
  • How can one make a body as light as cotton wool that can soar in the sky
  • Achieving glorification and indestructibility of bodily qualities.

Week 4: Yoga Kaivalya

  • How Siddhi generates
  • Achieving Kaivalya (liberation)
  • Revision of the first week- Samadhi Yoga
  • Revision of the second week –Sadhana Yoga
  • Revision of the third week –Vibhuti Yoga
  • Revision of the fourth week – Kaivalya Yoga
Yoga Therapy

In the 500 Hours Yoga Course, you will learn,

  • The disease of the head and neck
  • Headache
  • Thyroid
  • Heart problems
  • Circulatory problems
  • Respiratory system and its disorders
  • The common cold
  • Bronchitis and Eosinophilia
  • Asthma
  • Sinusitis and Hay Fever
  • Tonsillitis
  • Disorder of the Digestive system
  • Upper Digestive disorders
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Constipation
  • Colitis
  • Acute Gastro Enteritis
  • Diabetes
  • Hepatitis
  • The problem of Obesity
  • Arthritis
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Back pain
  • Slipped Disk and Sciatica
  • Kidney stones
  • Menstrual disorder
  • Disorders of the male reproductive system
  • Hernia
  • Skin problems
Yoga For Health
  • Yogic counselling for a healthy life.
  • Yogic techniques to use in daily lifestyle.
  • Yoga cures common diseases like Headaches, migraine, colds, sinus, etc.
  • Yoga tools for back issues like backache, slipped disk, sciatica, diabetes, thyroid, spinal deformities, obesity, etc.
Evaluation & Certification
  • Get a registered certificate of the 300 hours yoga ttc with a registered yoga school
  • Stay present in all lectures
  • Submit assignments timely
  • Conduct full yoga sessions
  • Achieve passing marks at the end of the course

Practical Sessions Includes

Asana

  • Bhujangasana (Cobra pose- to awake heart chakra).
  • Prarthanasana (The prayer pose -to have reverence).
  • Padahastasana (The standing forward bend - to awake Muladhar Chakra).
  • Tadasana (The Tree Pose - for nourishing our spiritual aspiration).
  • Trikonasana (The Triangle pose)
  • Vajrasana (Thunderbolt pose -to cleanse Vajra nadi to promote ascendance of the kundalini energy towards upper chakras).
  • Shalabhasana (The Locust pose –Increases the blood supply to the sacrum and lower back)
  • Pavanamuktasana.
  • Sarvang Asana( shoulder stand)
  • Viprit karni mudra
  • Asanas with breathe of fire.
  • Dhanurasana (The Bow pose – remove constipation and improve digestion)
  • Ardha Matsyendrasana (The Lord of the Fishes pose)
  • Paschimottanasana (The back stretching pose).
  • Janushirshasana (The head to knee pose- eliminate laziness and weakness)
  • Ushtrasana (The Camel Pose-arousing Manipura chakra).
  • Naukasana (The boat pose – alleviates anxiety and nervousness).
  • Supta Vajrasana (The Reclining Thundrebolt pose – guides the kundalini energy through Vajra nadi towards brain).
  • Garudasana (The Eagle pose – improve balance and co-ordination).
  • Ardha Shirshasana (Half head stand- rejuvenate the brain cells).
  • Shashankasana (The Hare pose – remove stress, arrogance, selfishness and anger).

Pranayama

Pranayama (yogic breathing): Here the students will learn the clear concepts and practices of Pranayama including different breathing exercises mentioned in Tantric tradition & Kumbhakas (breath retention) with benefits and contra-indications.

  • What is pranayama?
  • What are five sub prana in yogic science?
  • What is Ida, pingala and sushumnanadi?
  • What is nadi?
  • Psychological effect of yogic breathing?
  • Importance of diaphragmatic breathing.
  • Kapalbhati pranayama.
  • Bhastrika pranayama.
  • Brahmari pranayama.
  • Ujjai pranayama.
  • Sheetali pranayama.
  • Nadishodhana.

Mudras

A mudra may involve the whole body in a combination of asana, pranayama, bandha and visualization techniques, or it may be a simple hand position. The aim is to create fixed, repetitive postures and gestures which can snap the practitioner out of instinctive habit pattern and establish a more refined consciousness.

  • Yogic gestures for stress related problems.
  • Healing gestures for physical blockages.
  • Pranic gestures for awakening energy.

Bandhas

Bandha is defined as “binding” tie, hold back, restrain, or lock. The basic premise of the bandha is that by restraining or locking the muscles on a physical level, a subtle unlocking occurs on a mental or energetic level. Bandha regulates the flow of energy and assists the practitioner in asana.

  • Introduction of Bandha.
  • Mool Bandha(Root Lock).
  • Uddiya Bandha (Abdominal Lock).
  • Jalandhar Bandha (Throat Lock).
  • Maha Bandha(The great Lock).

Shatkarma

Shatkarma (Cleansing Process): Shatkarma is six yogic cleansing techniques for purifying the tissues and organ systems while bringing harmony in their functioning in the most simple and natural manner. Our Shatkarma class will cover:

  • Neti.
  • Kapalabhati.
  • Trataka.
  • Dhauti
  • What is Basti?
  • What is Nauli ?

Excursion With This Course

Excursion for this Course

We know how important it is for our students to feel connected to the place they are studying yoga. That’s why our curriculum includes spiritual, educational, and relaxing trips to Yogic Caves, the sacred river Ganges, the Himalayan mountain, local sightseeing and much more!

  • Himalayan Sunrise Trip
  • River Rafting
  • Yogi Cave Visit
  • Ganga Arti
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Trauma & Emotional Healing Program

A Complimentary Session For All Students

Emotions are the most fragile and yet the most powerful thing we have. As a result, it's important to understand and learn how to manage emotions effectively to lead a happy and fulfilling life.

Individuals who have experienced trauma may struggle with identifying bodily sensations and interpreting frustration. As a result, they may react to stressful situations by either disconnecting from reality or displaying intense anger. This inability to recognize emotional triggers further impairs the ability to protect oneself and increases the likelihood of experiencing further harm.

Our Trauma & Emotional Healing Program allows students to

The program includes an experiential one-on-one session to identify emotions and explore a mindfulness session to practise acupressure techniques, a discussion on the mind-body connection, and personalised coaching sessions to address issues such as anxiety, depression, grief, anger management, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

During the session, you can feel your body reacting to your hidden and suppressed feelings that we often overlook in life. These feelings are a reaction of the acupressure technique (a form of deep tissue massage) that includes pressing certain parts of the body in a unique way. One can expect a stormy, chaotic and peaceful encounter with their inner child feelings that definitely brings a lot of clarity and happiness in life. 

We have taken this initiative to ensure our students receive the best care and support. This program will help them become emotionally resilient, build self-esteem, and create healthy relationships. Through this program, we also provide our students with the necessary tools to manage their emotions, take ownership of their thoughts and feelings, and make positive life choices for a successful future. We believe in the power of emotional healing and the importance of equipping our students with these life skills that will help them navigate their lives effectively.  Our serene ashram environment lends itself to communing with nature while reflecting on your progress.

  • Released tensions 
  • Emotional healing 
  • Alignment of chakras
  • In-depth detox and rejuvenation 
  • A balanced equation of mind, body and heart

What can you expect after the session?

If you would like more information on our Trauma & Emotional Healing Program, please connect directly with us, and we shall help you take the first step towards a healthier and happier life.

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Body Movement Workshop - Flex to Reflex!

Before the soul, body needs an awakening

Channel the inner you with this creative and complimentary class by us; this is a gift and an attempt to help you challenge your body flexibility. But don’t be worried; it isn’t something that will require much effort; it will only teach/guide you on how we underestimate our body's potential, whereas it is capable of doing wonders.

SO ARE YOU READY?

Awaken your body to experience freedom through movements that will help you explore your physical and astral self. Enjoy and learn new techniques, steps, and concepts regarding your body to recharge the inner you and improve your overall body strength. 

When you join us, you shall experience the following:

As well as some improvisation that will help us understand and explore our body's movement more deeply. A level less explored or experienced by most of you. 

Who is this workshop ideal for?

  • This workshop is for beginners, intermediate or experienced dancers, yoga practitioners, and movers. Above all, this workshop is for those passionate and willing to understand themselves and cultivate a deeper mind-body connection.
  • Non-dancers who want to try new body movements and move freely can enjoy the workshop. Come as who you are, and it doesn't matter if you aren't someone who loves dance! 
  • Everyone who wants to improve their confidence in their body by having a deeper connection with their bodies. 
  • Advance movers who want to understand how the body is a mere structure and a source to feed our overall health. 

We all know, as movers, how important that is! But the ultimate goal is to have fun as we move around and enjoy life while being in the present moment 💕

But even if you aren't one of these, don't hesitate to participate in this life-changing workshop.

What are the benefits of this class? 

  • This class will make you experience the secrets of your body potential that you might haven’t known before. 
  • It will challenge your body in several ways and support you in doing better yoga postures. 
  • It will help you connect your mind with your body, which will balance your consciousness and improve overall health. 
  • This class will give you a unique perspective on the body and bridge the gap between your current knowledge of body awareness and the one you will learn here. 

Your Body is an essential tool or a medium for your Soul’s ultimate upliftment

“उद्धरेदात्मनात्मानं नात्मानमवसादयेत् । आत्मैव ह्यात्मनो बन्धुरात्मैव रिपुरात्मनः ॥

“One should lift up oneself by oneself. One should not let oneself get depressed or defeated - because the self is the friend of oneself and the self is the enemy of oneself”

Sound Bath & Healing Workshop

Let the Healing Harmonies help you transform

This is going to be a unique & spirit-transformative workshop for our students where they will experience meditation in the form of soothing sounds enveloped in a symphony. These sounds resonate deep within our emotions, make us feel relaxed, and realign our energies with positivity.  

So what happens here is that you are made to experience a meditative practice that involves resonant music. You literally bathe in the sound that comes from the vibration and sound of different instruments like tuning forks, chimes, crystal bowls, gongs, and more. You will feel as if your body is floating in some musical rejuvenation, and you will induce a state of deep relaxation. 

How is this whole experience so transformative for you? 

So once you attend this class, you will feel some significant changes like:

  • Stress relief 
  • Melting away tension
  • Energy Alignment 
  • Mindfulness 
  • Emotional healing 
  • Sense of inner harmony 
  • Balancing of chakras 
  • Restored energy 
  • Self-awareness
  • Understanding the layers of human consciousness

The sound has some magic; it heals us with unique vibrations that gently wash away the stress. 

This workshop is open to all, no matter if you are a beginner or an experienced student. The moment you indulge in this sound bathing and healing workshop, your spirit will renew and reconnect with an evolved being which is nothing but an evolved YOU. 

Let Sonic Energy be the source of your strength and healing! 

See you in the class, tada!

FAQs - 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Rishikesh India

Why should I take a class in India? What is the advantage here?

Being the center India has so many options to choose from. The Vinyasa Yogshala has so many courses and the code of conduct is really good. These are some of the things that make India the best place to learn yoga from.

Definition of 500-hour yoga teacher training course-

The 500-hour yoga teacher training course is the course that covers that entire one must know to be a perfect yoga teacher with a certificate. This contains everything from history, to philosophy to anatomy everything. The techniques and ways of performing every pose are defined thoroughly here.

Will the 500-hour teacher training course include everything?

Yes, the 500-hour teacher training course has everything from the basic to intermediary level. This includes something from absolute basic level to advance level and thus covers all that is required to be covered. Thus one doing 500-hour yoga means he or she is fully trained and knows everything.

Will I be a certified teacher after taking the 500-hour course?

Yes after taking a 500-hour course one will be recognized as an internationally certified yoga teacher. Also doing this course from Vinyasa Yogshala will leave you hassle-free. The certificate is very beneficial for someone who is looking forward to making yoga a career. This will help them to set up a studio and the value is immense. The best faculty at the Vinyasa Yogshala makes this certificate even more worthy.

Advantages of the 500-hour yoga teacher training-

There is plenty of advantage of the 500-hour teacher training course because after you take this course you become a full-fledged rained yoga teacher. You will be able to learn a lot of techniques that help in calming and also helps the soul and the body will be rejuvenated as one progresses. Thus the 500-hour course is one of the most demanding courses of all time.

Is there anything else that I can do after the 500-hour teacher training course?

Yes the learning does not and here and there are s many different things that you can d after the 500-hour yoga teacher training course. Beginning from the kid's yoga TTC to the prenatal yoga TTC, then there is Yin yoga TTC ad also many other advanced level yoga courses.

Rules And Refund Policy

Code Of Conduct For Students And Basic Ethics

Every school or organization must have some basic rules and code of conduct and so does the Vinyasa Yogshala have. Thus let us discuss those rules:-

  • The students must always respect their gurus and must maintain rules and regulations.
  • There is no smoking and drinking rule on the campus.
  • Anything that has been borrowed must be duly returned and hat too in time.
  • Full attendance is expected in all scheduled programs. If there is any sort of emergency then complete information is to be given.
  • The kitchen manager must be informed if there is any other plan and the food is not required for any particular day.
  • Class timings are very strict and all students must maintain punctuality.
  • In Vinyasa Yogshala accommodation will be provided only to students and staff.

Policies Of Vinyasa Yogashala

  • Anti Harassment Police- NO student shall be responsible for any sort of harassment issue. Protections again sexual, personal, physical, harassment is a heavy punishable act.
  • Anti- Retaliation Policy-This is the rule for protection against any sort of violation of the code of conduct.
  • Attendance Policy- This policy helps students figure out all queries and questions regarding attendance and participation in different events. Attendance is very strict and everyone must follow the policy and guidelines.

Refund Policy Of Vinyasa Yogashala

  • Advance payment non-refundable. If there is an unfortunate event substitute class will be provided later.
  • You can cancel your course at any point in time but the deposited money shall not be refunded.
  • There is no extra charge for cancellation. All one needs to do is inform the authorities. But as mentioned the fees shall not be refunded.

Recommended Readings Before This Course

Ajna Chakra

Mudra Bandha

The Ayurveda

Bhagwat Gita

Hatha Yoga

Moola Bandha

Prana & Pranayama

Tattwa Shuddhi

Yoga Sutras

Yogic Management

Yoga Anatomy

Meditation & Its Methods

Yoga Nidra

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Tiffany Kooner

When it comes to Yoga, any place that manages to touch you internally , be it mental or emotional , is a good place to learn and to be grateful for and Vinyasa Yogashala is 1 such place. The people of this place, who manage it, run it & teach here- they are a family and they make you their family by the love & responsibility they share for their students. I'm someone who has done multiple TTCs and yet I was able to learn so much more especially from the Asana classes that are really good, technical & detailed. The excursions that they took us on are going to stay with us forever. The extra activities like sound healing and Kirtan were amazing experiences that were healing on so many different levels. We'll forever be grateful to Ashish ji, Tanu ji, Vinay ji, Rahul ji, Vikas ji, Shivam ji, Deepak, Prithvi, Arushi and the staff for their kindness and support.

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Shanti Liga

I always wanted to do a Yoga teacher training course while I was teaching English abroad. My mum introduced me to the wonderful practice of yoga 10 years ago when I was 24 years old. No matter where I am in the world or whatever challenges I face, Yoga has always been my grounding practice. 18 months postpartum, after the birth of my miracle baby boy, I was searching for yoga courses and I gratefully came across the course by Vinyasa Yogashala. The content by Vinyasa Yogashala is extremely well spaced out, it is so helpful being a busy mum and I would look forward to my time every day when I would be able to practice an learn. The course is affordable and the guru’s have put through so much knowledge in helping us grow. It’s been a massive transformative journey with understanding myself and every aspect of Yoga. This course is highly recommended and if you have no intention of teaching yoga do this course for yourself. You will gain so much depth and a massive spiritual awakening that is life changing.

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Riya Singh

Just finished the 200H TTC and I am so grateful I choose this school. The teachers were amazing so knowledgeable and helpful. Throughout the course they would answer any question, go over and beyond to help me understand about asanas, yoga philosophy, anatomy, pranayama, meditation and offer their support whenever I needed to. I came here having experience of 3 years doing yoga and even in the first day I was blown away by how much I actually didn't know and how much more knowledge I could get out of this course. The facilities of the school were amazing, the food provided was always super tasty and made with so much care. And most importantly the psychological support and positive reinforcement I got from Ashish, Tanu and all the teachers really made me feel like I was part of their yoga family. If you are looking for not just a yoga class but a life changing experience you should book this school without a second thought.

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Soumya

Following the online teacher training. The course is really clear and thorough, very profound. The teachers are very experienced en explain everything very good. It's a very complete course, not only the basics are covered, but they give you so many tips and advice for when you're teaching your own classes. You can ask anything at anytime, always a quick respons. Everyone is so helpful and understanding. I would recommend this course to everyone who wants to take their yoga to a deeper level! I can't wait to follow their courses on location!

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Monica

I'm doing the 200 hours yoga teaching training course and I have been discovering that yoga is a lot more than I thought. It has been a rewarding and enchanting experience. All the teachers instruct very well and are so dedicated to what they do. I recommend the online course for people who can manage their own time, for you can study whenever you want, but there is a necessity to separate a time to the readings and videos, for in the course there is a lot of content, which I'm in love with.

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Megan

A life changing experience to live. Teachers are amazing, highly professional and knowledgeable. If you are planning to create a discipline in your life with yoga, this is the place to be. The food is fully vegetarian and healthy with variety of meals. The institute is run by a family so you feel that in every step of your journey in the course, you have someone to take care of you. The accommodation is clean, hygienic and the cleaning service happens everyday, laundry service is also there in case you need.

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Geneva Gray

Namaste 🙏 I've completed my 200 hours teacher training course at Vinyasa Yogashala. To begin with, searching for a good yoga institute is a daunting task. I'm super glad that I chose Vinyasa Yogashala - it is undoubtedly one of the best yoga institutes in Rishikesh. Period. I was awestruck by the sheer hardwork and sincerity by the staff and faculty to make you feel home and comfortable from day one. The teachers are really knowledgeable and are subject matter experts in their respective fields. Food was delicious and apt for yoga practice. The course was nicely balanced including theory and practicals with enough emphasis on teaching methodology. During our day offs, weekend excursions and fun events were organized, which really rejuvenated the mind and induced a sense of camaraderie among students. I would highly recommend Vinyasa Yogashala. Definitely coming back again in future for 300 hour course. Thanks! 🙂

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Abbie Howes

If your practice is feeling a bit stagnant, Vinyasa Yogashala is the perfect place to reignite your passion for yoga. With experienced instructors and an open atmosphere, this yoga school provides an environment that promotes growth and self-discovery. In addition, I noticed one amazing thing about this Yogashala: they are not only limited to teachings but also take you on tour in and around Rishikesh. The classes are challenging but accessible, allowing you to take your practice to the next level. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced yogi, Vinyasa has something for everyone. The beautiful decor and calming energy make it the perfect place to relax and unwind after a long day; even the food is delicious. You'll feel welcomed and at home when you step through the doors. With its commitment to providing high-quality instruction and creating an inclusive space, Vinyasa Yogashala is the perfect place to deepen your yoga practice. At least it was for me.

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