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Yoga Classes for Beginners - 100 Hours Yoga Teacher Training

Interested in learning what yoga is all about or seeking to restart after some time away? Our Yoga for Beginners Course takes you through the fundamentals of the practice of yoga. With clear instruction given into breath, alignment and sequencing principles so you can develop your own home practice to suit your needs. We offer a two-week intensive course for beginners, with all conducted in a safe, residential environment so you can learn personal practice with guidance, freedom, and ease. On completion, you will receive in-house RYD certification of your 100-hour training.

Our knowledgeable instructors will help you gain a deep understanding and insight to yoga, from asanas to meditation, chanting, and pranayama.

To book your space, a US$200deposit is required via PayPal, with the outstanding balance payable in full on arrival. Balance is accepted in cash (USD/INR/EURO) or by credit card (4% fee applies).

Yoga Course Overview

Our Yoga Teacher Training Programme is based on both the traditional Ashtanga Primary Series and the creative Vinyasa Flow. We start training programs with the primary chain for establishing proper alignment and breathing within each posture, creating a strong foundation.

With a strong technical foundation, you will then experiment with Vinyasa Yoga, adopting your internal flow and creativity. To balance the masculine energy of Yang's practices, we will also dive into the meditation practice of Yin Yoga.

The daily lecture will include topics such as functional anatomy, yoga philosophy, subtle energy, chakras, meditation, pranayama, mantras and more.

By the end of the yoga course, you will be able to teach the appropriately modified Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Class for all levels and offer modifications to students with injuries or physical limitations.


Course Objectives

Our goals are to:

  • Provide inspirational, educational, and authentic yoga education, no matter what your level of practice is at.
  • Encourage you to deepen your love for yoga, and provide you the skills to get confident at teaching yoga safely with your own students.
  • Build a positive learning environment in which you and all like-minded yogis thrive, and build long-lasting friendships.
  • Welcome to our international tribe where you and your fellow graduates will continue to grow and inspire each other for years to come.
  • We hope to be an integral part of your yoga journey.

What You’ll Leave With

  • An expansive view of life with positivity and light.
  • Authentic yoga knowledge in a yoga posture, alignment, history, and anatomy.
  • An established internal teaching voice that shares your knowledge with many others.
  • Practice mindfulness to adopt the present moment.
  • A confident voice to lead and inspire others to lead more spiritual ways of living life.
  • Friendship with like-minded souls from all over the world.
  • Experience living in nature in beautiful Rishikesh.
  • A career that you love and teach globally.

Investment

Our 500 yoga course fees start from 499 USD with food and accommodation.

See details of the current special offer and availability in our upcoming events page here.

Course Outline

Your normal training day starts with morning yoga and meditation exercises. In the afternoon there are lectures, afternoon exercises, and group teaching. Your classroom lecture will change week-by-week with various topics including functional anatomy, yoga philosophy, history of yoga and Hinduism and class sequencing.

You will also learn practical hands-on assist, key postural alignment, the use of yoga props, and an ethical approach to the business of yoga. We will explore ethical topics of teaching yoga, practical business marketing skills, pricing, and how to build your online presence.

The important component of the course lies in practicing different styles of yoga. From the traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa primary series to Vinyasa, Yin, and Rocket Yoga you will receive an appreciation for many different forms of yoga in the modern world, discovering their uniqueness and objectives.

Upon graduation, you will be able to teach yoga to your future students with your own experience and knowledge.


Daily Schedule

Time Activity
5:45 am Wake Up
6:15 am – 6:30 am Shatkarma – purification and cleansing techniques
6:30 am – 7:00 am Pranayama – Breathing exercises
9:00 am Breakfast
9:30 am – 10:30 am Yoga Anatomy and Physiology
10:45 am – 12:00 noon Meditation and Mantra Chanting
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Self-Study
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Yoga Philosophy
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm Yoga Asana teaching Methodology, Alignment and Correction Class
7:00 pm – 7:30 pm Dinner
8:00 pm onwards Free time
10:00 pm Lights off

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Prerequisites

Before signing up for our 100-hour yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, we recommend that you have the basic knowledge about yoga.

More importantly, we ask you to come with an open mind and be receptive to learning new knowledge, be supportive to yourself and others.

We welcome all dedicated yoga students ready to change and develop their yoga practice on the mat while adopting a yoga lifestyle.

100 hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh - Curriculum

You will be looking for only 100-hour yoga teachers to complete the training and don’t plan to pursue your training any further. In this case, you will be eligible to receive the 100-hour Yoga Alliance certificate that is valid worldwide.

In any case, our carefully designed multi-style yoga training will teach you three main styles of yoga: Hatha (including traditional and therapeutic), AshtangaVinyasa and Vinyasa Yoga. In our 100-hour yoga course, you will get basic yoga knowledge and teaching techniques. The course will develop your skills as a yoga therapist and a yoga teacher.

Even though our training is aimed at prospective teachers, and you will also learn how to teach, all this knowledge can also be applied to individual practitioners. So we recommend 100-hour yoga teacher training for those who want to teach their exercises as well as those who want to teach.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga was originated from the lineage of Sri.T. Krishnamacharya. From the University of Calcutta, Krishnamacharya found and recompiled the damaged ancient text-the Yoga Kurunta. It was believed that this text included groupings of the exact asanas of the 6 series and everything from drishti (gaze), bandhas (locks) to vinyasa. Thus the Kurunta formed the basis of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga System. When Krishnamachary left Mysore, India, he passed the tradition of spreading yoga to his oldest student-Pattabhi Jois. Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga focuses on three particular aspects known as Tristhana: posture (asana), breath and drishti (gaze). Ashtanga yoga is a dynamic and therapeutic yoga series that calms the mind and heals the body from any ailment. Vinyasa means breath and movement synchronization. By linking breath to movement, the Ashtanga series strengthens the respiratory system, energizing blood circulation and induces toxins elimination. As sense withdrawal occurs with eye focus and rhythmic breath cycles, it eventually becomes a moving meditation. When Pattahbi Jois brought Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga to the West in the 70’s, he helped to resolve some of the common ‘western bodies’ ailments such as tight hips, hamstrings and restless minds. Pattahbi Jois had passed away since 2009. His legend continues with this grandson Sharath Jois whom now is operating the Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, India.

Developed by Larry Schultz, The “Rocket” is a modification of the traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa sequences allowing the practitioner to explore advanced postures in a playful manner. Divided into 3 progressive sequences, Rocket yoga combines pose from the first, second and advanced series with a faster tempo allowing the practitioners to explore new dimensions internally and externally. Rocket 1 focuses on forwarding bends. Similar to the Full Primary series, the logic is to create length in the hamstrings and lower spine. This helps correct postural imbalances due to daily lifestyle such as prolonged sitting at a desk in the office. Drawing on the wisdom from the second series in Ashtanga, Rocket 2 introduces backbends in a way that is progressive and accessible to all levels of practitioners. Finally, Rocket 3 is a test of the stamina. It is a combination of Rocket 1 and 2 with playful transitions and inversions. Rocket 3 albeit challenging is still accessible to all levels. Modifications are available for beginners and variations are encouraged for intermediate/advanced practitioners. Full of arms balances, core exercises, and challenging transition, the Rocket will “take you there faster!”

The word “vinyasa” can be translated as “to place in order.” Like placing yoga postures in an order that will open the body up intelligently. In Vinyasa yoga classes, students coordinate action with breath from one pose to another. The order specially designed by the teacher often challenges you to create strength, flexibility and balance. Vinaysa flow yoga is a form of classical hatha yoga. It creates internal heat, creates lethargy in the body. It can be vigorous or noticeable, usually paced faster than other persistence based classes. The Viencia Flow from the Ashtanga Yoga Set Sequence provides a different perspective on other postures and their implications on the body and mind. Also, this is a good way to add variety to your daily practice.

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