200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training
Rishikesh is a training destination for yoga and spirituality. A small town with over 250 yoga schools and ashrams that educate in the philosophy of Yoga. There are many eminent yogis who have set examples in this field. Contemporary yogis like Swami Vivekananda, Swami Chidananda, Swami Chidananda, Swami Satyananada, Swami Mahesh Yogi, Swami Ram etc have also elected this holy land for salvation or Moksha. The holy grail of the Ganga River flows through this city. The most sacred of rivers. It is believed that self evolution and spiritual realisation will transcend into Sadhana.
Yoga School in India (YSI) offers teachers training courses in Rishikesh, Kerala and Thailand. YSI provides the most authentic yogic experience available at an affordable price and delivers an illuminating,enlightening experience for all students. We are proudly recognized by Yoga Alliance, USA which promotes yoga to be taught in its purest form. The 200 hours TTC provides comprehensive teaching and training on the diverse yoga activities and styles of Hatha and Kundalini yoga, along with the classical yoga philosophy of Patanjali. These three systems constitute the fundamental principles of the psycho-energetic therapeutic systems of yoga.
There will be discussions on areas of yogic discipline together with sessions on practical class teachings and methodology.
200 hours teacher training Syllabus: An Overview
The syllabus that we have crafted for the 200 hours TTC is immersive and comprehensive for aspirants wanting to delve deeper into the philosophy and practises of yoga. This part of the course helps both the teacher and student evolve and grow mentally, physically and spiritually on all levels. Resulting in an enlightening journey towards individual growth and the start of a lifelong ability to share and teach others.
Sessions are dedicated to assist the aspirant to develop an understanding of the nuances of class teachings, based on the experiences of the yogic practice in the class. These sessions are all based on the guidelines of Yoga Alliance USA. The syllabus at Rishikesh Yogis covers the five major areas in great detail.
1. Dedicated Hours to teaching practical techniques:
The first area of study is the yoga techniques, together with training and practices of yogic disciplines. The entire paper that denotes the practical teaching is further segmented into many components of Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga including Meditation. If you are an aspirant in yoga training, we regard you as practioners that need development through the systems of practical teaching and yoga styles; the energetic locks of Bandha together with the combination of the cleansing techniques in Hatha Yoga; Meditation and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.
Practical sessions focus on the study of Asanas (various poses), Hatha Yoga poses, breathing techniques (Pranayama practices) and Meditation. This process is developed each day. We focus on the teaching techniques of traditional Hatha Yoga and Pranayama Mudra that recognize the correlation between yoga and psycho-physical gestures.
2. Becoming a Teacher:
The second paper in the syllabus is the Teaching Methodology. This includes topics about the elements of effective presentation in a class. These elements are important pillars in the Teaching Methodology. A teacher has a lot of responsibilities when conducting a class. You are not only the instructor of the class but also an inspiration, a role model to the students who are aspiring to become a Yoga instructor.
We focus on sharing the nuances of class teachings through interactive discussions so that you may use this same process when you are teaching your own classes.
3. Knowing the body:
The journey of a yogi opens up to psychic pre-dispositions and the removal of old habits and traumas. These systems constitute the disciplinary studies of somatic psychology. In this psychology it is believed that our body is a temple of the living God.
The third aspect of the syllabus is gaining knowledge about the physiology and anatomy of the human body including the biomechanics of the body. The study and concept of yogic anatomy continues with the focus on the concept of the chakras, nadis and the pranic physiology.
4. Understanding the founding principles of the yoga Philosophy:
Yoga philosophy takes into account the study of the classical texts dedicated to the lessons where Samkhya Philosophy forms the metaphysical background of the Patanjali Yoga Sutras.
5. Translating the knowledge into action:
The ultimate division of syllabus is projected on harnessing the skills through the sessions of practicality. This is what is included in our final syllabus titled Practicum, involving the setting up and aiming at the refining skills of the teaching profession. The classes will be well conducted with proper supervision of a principal teacher. Together this will make your understanding clearer, to assist you in being a successful teacher for your students.
Highlights of Training:
• Lectures on Yoga practice, Lifestyle overview and how to instruct.
• Daily Hatha and Ashtanga Vinyasa classes.
• Meditation techniques.
• Mantra chanting.
• Yogic History and Philosophy.
• Human Anatomy & Physiology as it relates to yoga.
• Yogic cleansing tools and rituals.
• 3 Healthy Yogic meals.
• White Water rafting (during your weekend off).
• 1 Ayurvedic massage.
• Trek to Himalayan Yogi Cave for a guided meditation (during your weekend off).
• Journey to Kunjapuri temple in Himalaya Mountains for sunrise yoga & meditation.