200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course in Rishikesh

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200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course in Rishikesh

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course in Rishikesh

Our 200 hour yoga teacher certification course is based on Hatha &Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga. The course is designed especially for beginners and intermediate yoga practitioners. This yoga teacher training in Rishikesh focuses on a deep understanding of all yoga concepts and the science behind it with a proper approach to learning Yoga.

Nirvana Yogasthal intensely follows the spiritual path to learn the natural form of Yoga in the best possible way. You get a beautiful way of connecting your path with your inner soul.

This 200 hour Yoga teacher training program has been designed to assist you in walking through the yoga path. It is one of the best ways for developing a deep understanding of yoga practices and be a certified yoga teacher. A 200 Hour yoga teacher training course is the best course for laying your groundwork to be a motivated yoga instructor. This Yoga Alliance registered course focuses on assisting aspiring yoga teachers in deepening their knowledge of Yoga and meditation.

Brief Overview of What Will You Be Learning in This Course?

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  • Traditional Classical Yoga Practices
  • Ashtanga Yoga
  • Alignment & Adjustment
  • Teaching Methodology
  • Yoga Anatomy
  • Introduction to Himalayan Tradition Yoga Practices
  • Different Yoga Traditions of the World
  • Importance and Necessity of Yoga in Life
  • Foundation of Yoga Practice
  • 100+ Yoga Postures
  • Meaning and science behind poses
  • Mindfulness Yoga Training
  • Holistic Yoga for Daily Life
  • Yoga Nidra, Pranayama, and Bandha
  • Meditation Practices
  • Mudra, Mantra, Yoga Philosophy and more
  • Sitting- Lying- Walking- Sleeping and Laughing Yoga
  • Contemplation Practices


Curriculum for 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course

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Yoga Decoration

Mantra & Mantra Chanting

Mantra

Mantra is a set of words which consist specific sound, vibration received by ancient yogis and seers which offer a powerful physical, mental and spiritual benefit. There are many kinds of Mantras available for different purposes. You will be learning;

  • Art and science of Mantra
  • Mantra and its power
  • How mantra is made
  • Is mantra a religion
  • Sound vibration

Mantra Chanting

  • Proper way of chanting Om Mantra
  • Shiva Mantra for Peace
  • Durga Mantra for Energy Awakening
  • Kundalini Mantra
  • Krishna Mantra for Joy
  • Ganesha Mantra for Stillness and Removal of Obstacles
  • Mantra to be led towards light and immortality (Asatoma)
  • Surrender Mantra (Twamevamata)
  • Mantra to Save Life and Journey (Trayamvakam)
  • Mantra for Purification of the Mind (Gayatri)
  • Guru Disciple Study Mantra (Sahana)
  • Guru Mantra (Guru brahma)
  • Patanjali Mantra (Yogenacittasya)
  • Suryanamaskar 12 Mantra (omMitraya)

Hatha Yoga

World Peace Yoga School teaches the traditional ancient style of Hatha Yoga that has been practiced by the Himalayan Masters for thousands of years. At our school you practice according to your strength and flexibility. The main purpose is to attain perfect health and peace of mind. Here is the list of asana series that will be practiced;

  • Pavan Muktasana series 1 (15 practices)
  • Pavan Muktasana series – 2 (10 practices)
  • Pavan muktasana series - 3(10 practices)
  • Centering postures series(5  practices)
  • Surya Namaskar (12 asana series)
  • Chandra Namaskar (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)

Note: In total you will learn 140 Yoga Exercises

The theory is just as important as practicing. Without  proper understanding you cannot do well. Our teachers will teach a base of understanding why, how, when and what you need to do in an asana class. You must be self-motivated to go deeper into the postures. Here is the some of the theory you will be learning;

  • Philosophy of Hatha Yoga
  • Ancient Scriptures of Hatha Yoga
  • Aim and Objectives of Hatha Yoga
  • Yoga as a Therapy
  • Yoga as Balancing
  • How Hatha Yoga Is Connected to Your Chakras, Nadis, Kundalini and Your Subtle Body  

Ashtanga Yoga

In 20th century K.pattabhi Jois has developed a modern day form of classical Indian Yoga called Ashtanga Vinyasa. His teacher Krishnamacharya taught this form which is energetic practice with breath awareness and mindful movements.

First series is taught in our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course. You will learn all asanas systematically  and all the details are in Ashtanga Manual that you will receive.

  • Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga
  • History of Ashtanga Yoga
  • Awakening the Fire Within
  • The Breath of Life
  • Prana
  • A Chakra Contemplation
  • Eight Limbs of Yoga and the Practice of K.Pattabhi Jois
  • How to Do Bandha in Ashtanga
  • Drishti- Focusing the Attention During Movements
  • Cleansing and Purification
  • Creating A Sacred Place
  • The Challenging Asanas
  • Proper Use of Props and Yoga Instruments 
  • Sun Salutation A & B (week 1)
  • Standing Asana Series (week 2)
  • Sitting Asana Series (Week 3)
  • Finishing Asana Series (Week 3)
  • Teaching Practices (Traditional&Mysore Style- Week 4)
  • pādāṅguṣṭāsana – Big toes Posture
  • pāda hastāsana – Hand under foot posture
  • utthita trikoṇāsana (A+B) Triangle posture
  • utthita pārśvakonāsana (A+B)- Extended side angle pose
  • prasārita pādottānāsana (A,B,C,D)- Intense wide leg stretch
  • pārśvottānāsana – intense side stretch posture
  • utthita hasta pādāṅguṣṭāsana- hand to big toe posture
  • ardha baddha padmottānāsana – half bound lotus forward bend
  • utkatāsana – Fierce pose
  • vīrabhadrāsana – Warrier pose A+B
  • Dandasana – Staff pose
  • paścimattānāsana – intense west stretch or sitting forward bend
  • pūrvattanāsana – Intense east stretch
  • ardha baddha padma paścimattānāsana- half bound lotus forward bend
  • tiryaṅgmukha ekapāda paścimattānāsana- Reverse the leg, one leg intense stretch
  • jānuśīrṣāsana – head to knee pose
  • marīcāsana – Sage Marichi Pose
  • nāvāsana – Boat pose
  • bhujapīḍāsana – shoulder pressure pose
  • kūrmāsana – tortoise pose
  • supta kūrmāsana – sleeping tortoise
  • garbha piṇḍāsana – embryo posture
  • kukkuṭāsana – rooster posture 
  • baddha konāsana – bound angle pose
  • upaviṣṭha konāsana – Seated angle posture
  • supta konāsana – lying down angle posture
  • supta pādāṅguṣṭāsana – reclining big toe posture
  • ubhaya pādāṅguṣṭāsana – both big toes posture
  • ūrdhva mukha paścimattānāsana – upward facing full forward bend
  • setu bandhāsana – bridge posture

Finishing Postures

  • ūrdhva dhanurāsana – upward bow posture
  • salaṁba sarvāṅgāsana – shoulder stand posture
  • halāsana – plow posture
  • karṇa pīḍāsana – ear pressure posture
  • ūrdhva padmāsana – upward lotus
  • piṇḍāsana – Embryo posture
  • matsyāsana – fist posture
  • uttāna pādāsana – extended leg posture
  • cakrāsana – wheel posture
  • śīrṣāsana – Head stand
  • baddha padmāsana – sealed lotus pose
  • yoga mudra – sealed yoga posture
  • padmāsana – Lotus posture
  • utpluthiḥ - uprooting posture
  • Savasana – Coprse pose

Pranayama (Breathing Practices)

Pranayama is the central practice in traditional yoga. Many people misunderstand Pranayama as the breathing practice only, but it is something more. In this class you will learn the secret of pranayama and how it leads us to health, peace, happiness, balance and awakening of kundalini.

Every week will lead to a different state of experience.

  • Week 1: Building strength in your system and a step by step understanding of Pranayama.
  • Week 2: Move towards from beginning to a deeper understanding of Pranayama and practices.
  • Week 3: Move towards advancing the practices with holding the breath and breathing with chakra awareness.
  • Week 4: Practice teaching and move towards mastery of the breath.

Here are the topics you will be learning for study of Pranayama:

  • What is Prana
  • What is Pranayama
  • What is breath and connection with the Prana
  • Importance and benefits of Pranayama
  • How to prepare ourselves to practice them
  • Aspects of Breathing
  • Ancients Texts of Breathing
  • General understanding
  • Understand all about nostrils and how to activate them
  • Secrets of Pranayama
  • Breath flow in 5 elements
  • Unit of Prana
  • Function of Prana
  • Three levels of Prana
  • Three Gunas
  • How does prana flow
  •  Quality of breath
  • Imbalance of Prana
  • Retention of breath
  • 6 Sitting positions for Pranayama practices
  • Breathing pattern
  • Prana connection with chakras and Kundalini

Beginners and Intermediate Practices

  • Clavicular Pranayama
  • Thoracic Pranayama
  • Diaphragmatic Pranayama
  • Yogic Pranayama
  • Pranava Pranayama
  • Nadisodhanam Pranayama
  • Bhastrika Pranayama
  • Kapalbhati Pranayama
  • Bhramari Pranayama
  • Ujjayi Pranayama
  • Sitli Pranayama
  • Sitkari Pranayama
  • Murcha Pranayama
  • Surya bhedi Pranayama
  • Chandra bhedi Pranayama

Meditation (Dhyana)

Once you stabilize your posture through Asana, cleansing your energy through Pranayama and controlling your senses through Pratyahara you will be able to focus your mind. Meditation starts with concentration practices and with our 200 hour YTTC, you will learn great techniques to master the basics by which you can develop a high level concentration and awareness.

With this 4 week program you will learn basic to intermediate level of meditation preparations and techniques. Each day you will get a little more understanding of how to perform them and experience their benefits.

  • Week 1: Developing Foundation 
  • Week 2: Developing one pointed focus , different types of concentration techniques and visualisation exercises
  • Week 3: Meditation Techniques 
  • Week 4: Chakra Awareness and Kundalini Meditation

Here is the list of what you will be learning;

  • Introduction to Meditation
  • History of Meditation
  • Preparation to Meditation
  • What is Meditation and what it is not
  • Why- How- Where- When Meditation
  • Philosophy of Meditation
  • Meditation Traditions
  • Meditation Scriptures
  • Aim and Objectives of Meditation
  • Sitting Positions
  • How to Sit Correctly 
  • Preliminary Practices Before Practicing Meditation
  • Role of Diaphragmatic Breathing in Meditation
  • Correct Breathing in Meditation
  • How to Relax in Meditation
  • Lifestyle- Diet- Sleep- Sex- Job- Rules in Meditation

Styles of Meditation Practices

  • Himalayan Meditation Practices
    • Basics Foundation Meditation Practice
    • Breath- Mind- Mantra Awareness
    • Tratak Meditation 
  • Nada Meditation Practices
    • Music Meditation
    • Om Meditation
    • Mantra Power Meditation
  • Active Meditation Practices
    • Dynamic Moving Meditation (Osho)
    • Buddha Walking Meditation
    • Karma Yoga Meditation
    •  Natraj Meditation
    • Sufi Meditation
    • Gaurishankar Meditation
  • Tantra & Kundalini Meditation Practices
    • 7 Chakra Awareness Meditation
    • Ajna Chakra Awakening Meditation
    • Kundalini Active Meditation
  • Vipasana & Passive Meditation Practices
    • Breath Awareness (Anapana)
    • Mindfulness and Sensation
    • Total Awareness Practice

Yoga Nidra (Psychic Sleep)

Yoga Nidra (sleep awareness/ psychic sleep) is a journey from conscious to superconscious state of awareness. All animals, birds, insects, humans sleep in the same way and experience of sleep also is the same. This state brings oneness and there is a great secret behind all of it. Yogi Vishnu is one of the most famous Yoga Nidra teachers. His proven techniches has been practiced for a long time by our sages. He will be the mentor and teacher, showing you how it can transform your life in a very short period of time. Yoga Nidra practices will take place every Friday.

  • Week 1: Basic Relaxation Practices
  • Week 2: Visualisation Yoga Nidra 
  • Week 3: Chakra Awareness Yoga Nidra
  • Week 4: Inner Flame Yoga Nidra

You will learn the basics of Yoga Nidra.

  • Meaning and 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)

The body produces toxins at all time and we need to cleanse our body accordingly. Proper ablution, urination, cleaning nostrils, ears, eyes, skin, tongue and other organs are very important for good health. These are physical, mental, emotion and spiritual cleansing. In the beginning yoga practitioners should follow six practices (Sat-Karma) by which they can unblock the channels for higher experiences. With your 200 hour YTTC, you will learn these cleansing practices. You will also learn the basic theory of the following;

  • What is Satkarma
  • Benefits and Risks
  • Who Should and Should Not Practice It
  • Experiences
  • Preparation to Satkarma
  • Practices After Completing It 
  • Nadi Cleansing 

Practices that you will learn

  • Jihwa dhauti
  • Danta-Dhauti
  • Karna-Dhauti
  • Rubber-neti.
  • Jalaneti.
  • Kapalbhati.
  • Agnisara

Yoga Philosophy (Yoga Darshana)

Yoga philosophy is the philosophy of life. Just by listening and understanding one can change  one's own life. Yogi Vishnu learnt the secrets of Yoga philosophy from his great Master Swami Veda by spending significant time with him. His authentic teachings will be taught by our teachers. Yoga philosophy does not only exist in Yoga Sutra. There are hundreds of Yogic texts and we will introduce you few important ones such as; Yoga Sutra, Bhagawat Geeta, and Upanishad.

During these 4 weeks Yoga Philosophy will take you a great journey of wisdom.

Week 1. Entering to the World of Wisdom

  • Introduction to Indian Culture and Spiritualtiy and Himalayan Tradition
  • Introduction to the Ancient Scriptures of Yoga and Spirituality
  • Meaning and Purpose of Indian Philosophy
  • Introduction to 9 Major Indian Philosophy
  • Why Is Yoga Philosophy the Most Important Among All?
  • History of Yoga
  • Types of Yoga

Week 2: Patanjali Welcomes you- External limbs !!!

  • Patanjali and His Work
  • Introduction to Yoga Sutra Text
  • Eight Limbs of Yoga
  • Yamas & Niyamas
  • Philosophy of Asana & Pranayama
  • Science of Karma

Week 3: Inward Journey of Philosophy- Internal Limbs !!!

  • Philosophy of Concentration, Meditation and Samadhi
  • Overview of First Chapter
  • Overview of Second Chapter 
  • Overview of the Third and Fourth Chapter 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)
  • Panchakosha
  • Tri-guna
  • Mahabhuta (Theory of Elements)

Anatomy & Physiology (Sharir Vijnan)

Yoga Anatomy is one of the most important subjects for yoga teachers. In anatomy classes you will learn two types of anatomy, physical and spiritual. 

Physical Anatomy

  • Introduction to Body and Its Structure
  • 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)
  • Panchakosha (5 Layers)
  • Pancha Mahabhuta (5 Elements and Body Structure)
  • Tri-Guna (Three Attributes)

Yoga Therapy

Yoga is a holistic science which nurtures the body, mind and soul. It has a natural healing energy by which one can remain healthy and if there is any illness, it helps the body heal naturally. You will be learning the basics of Yoga Therapy in the classes. Our teachers will give instructions of therapeutic value of respective practices during the asana, pranayama, meditation and anatomy classes. There will be no specific class for it.

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

Ayurveda

Ayurveda is the sister science of yoga. It believes that the body is made of five elements which creates three Doshas; Kapha, Vata and Pitta. When we keep them balanced, we are healthy and when imbalanced, we are ill. Ayurveda talks about a proper health management that all yoga teachers need to know to help people. We provide one Ayurveda workshop from our doctor. Here is what you will learn in the Ayurveda classes;

  • Introduction to Ayurveda
  • Unique Features of Ayurvedic Treatment
  • Ayurveda and Its Diversified Areas
  • Ashtanga Ayurveda
  • Fundamentals of Ayurveda
  • Panchamahabhuta
  • Kapha (The theme of structure and lubrication)
  • Vata (the energy of movements)
  • Pitta (the energy of bio-trasformation and heat generation)
  • Prakriti- Know Your Constitution

Mudra

Mudra is the Divine gestures which practiced with human hands. There are hundreds of them and they can bring miraculous changes in the body and mind with its extraordinary powers.

You will learn these powerful and secret mudras and its understanding.

  • The Secrets of Mudra
  • The Position of Elements in the Hands
  • The Need of Mudra
  • The Importance and 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 Blessing, Fearlessness)
  • Dyan 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)
  • Pran-Apan Mudra (Gesture of Prana Apana)

Bandha (Energy Lock)

The whole universe is made of energy. At all times the energy is converted into matter so that we see the whole universe as what it is. Our physical body is also made of energy and it constantly works with it. With mudra channelise the energy and with bandha we control the energy and prevent it from draining. It helps us manage and maintain the energy. It also is helpful for kundalini awakening.

There are only three Bandhas according to yoga but we will teach you many preparation techniques that will help you perform the bandhas correctly.

Here is what you will learn;

  • 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 of 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
  • Vajroli Mudra
  • Mulabandha
  • Uddiyana Bandha
  • Jalandhara Bandha

Teaching Methodology

Learning or practicing yoga is not enough to teach. Teaching yoga is an art in which you transform people's lives. A proper teaching methodology will help you with;

  • Not to forget the sequence
  • Avoid injuries
  • Manage happiness during and after the practice
  • Work with all sides of Yoga and all levels
  • Give a meditative experience
  • Manage and balance the energy flow

Here is what you will learn;

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

Alignment

  • Sense of alignment
  • Role of alignment in daily practice
  • How to balance prana & chakras
  • How alignment works in 5 koshas
  • Importance of Alignment
  • Different aspect of Alignment
  • To decrease 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
  • Head & neck - Alignment
  • Spinal alignment
  • Basic alignment postures
  • How to bring the body in comfortable
  • How to find balance between body and mind

Adjustment

  • What is the sense of yoga adjustment
  • What is the level of yoga adjustment
  • Why adjustment is needed in yoga asana
  • Role of adjustments in yoga asana class
  • Right technique of perfect adjustment
  • How to apply a bandha and when
  • Exploring the dynamics of each asana
  • How to adjust self adjust in a posture
  • How to adjust others during the class
  • Pre required methods of adjustment
  • Uses of different tools and props to achieve a peak of the posture
  • Body weight management during a posture
  • Safety rules and preparations

Evaluation & Certification

At the end of the course, you will be evaluated and according to that you will get certification. Your evaluation will be based on following;

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


Yoga Decoration

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course Dates and Daily Schedule

What does the course fee include?

  • Tuition Fee.
  • Yoga Alliance registered certificate  .
  • Accommodation upon choice.
  • Two Sattvic meals a Day.
  • Course material, Yoga Mat etc.
  • One Full body Ayurvedic Massage.
  • Excursions on Days off, Himalaya Darshan, Ganga Aarti etc.
  • Mantra Chanting.
  • Cleansing techniques (Shat karma).
  • Study of asana: proper alignment, variations, modifications.
  • Art of sequencing and improvisation in the class.
  • Intelligent use of props to help improve practice at its early stages.
  • Postures with their Sanskrit names and terminology.
  • Technique and practice of breathing (Pranayama).
  • Meditation (Dhyana)Fundamentals of human anatomy and physiology.
  • Washing Machine usage.
  • Yoga Philosophy, Ideas and Hypothesis.
  • Confidence-building through teaching-practice.

What is Not Included in the Course Fees ?

  • Private Accommodation (An additional 150 USD)
  • Air-conditioning (An additional Charges)
  • Women herbal beauty, share wearing and many more with the help of local ladies
  • Ayurvedic Panchakarma and Treatment and Healing Sessions/ Training
  • A variety of massages with a discounted price for the students
  • Visa fee/air fare/taxi pick-up from Delhi, Haridwar