India is the birthplace of yoga and offers an opportunity like no other to truly experience yoga in its natural environment and transform your life. We offer yoga retreats that invigorate and rejuvenate that way you approach your life and the world around you, ranging from a few days to a few weeks depending on your wishes. You can enjoy transformative yoga and meditation sessions in an enchanting environment that revitalizes the body, mind, and spirit, imparted with centuries-old yogic wisdom and tradition to give you deep experiences and life-changing moments.
To book your space, a US$200 deposit 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).
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.
Our goals are to:
Our Yoga Retreat course fees start from 399 USD with food and accommodation.
See details of the current special offer and availability in our upcoming events page here.
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.
|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|
|9:30 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|
Before signing up for our Yoga Retreat India, 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.
Rishikesh Yoga Dham offers a 7-day Yoga Retreat India program where one can live in peace and feel relaxed, where one can deeply practice yoga, meditation, and pranayama or where one can sharpen his skills. This 7-day program includes daily excursions so that no one gets bored. The daily excursions include nearby waterfalls (e.g. Nergaddu Waterfalls), Temples (e.g. Kunjapuri), Vasishtha Caves, Ashrams, Adventure Activities and much more.
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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