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15 Days 100-Hour Foundation Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India

  • location Hatha Yoga World, Tapovan, 249192, Rishikesh, Dehradun district, Garhwal division, Uttarakhand, India

Yoga Teacher Training in India

Hatha Yoga World is offering a 100-hour residential yoga teacher training course. Provided is traditional Hatha yoga with a focus on adjustment and alignment. You will also learn Hatha Vinyasa flow, ancient knowledge about philosophy and a yogic lifestyle, pranayama (breathing techniques), anatomy, meditation, mantra chanting, and much more from their highly qualified teachers. The atmosphere at Hatha Yoga World is intimate with small classes and groups to bring focus to each and every student for a more personalized practice with attention to individual needs. The kind and professional atmosphere allow students and teachers to bond.

15 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English;
The maximum participants in the group is 20

Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Mantra chanting sessions
  • Daily meditation, anatomy, pranayama, and philosophy sessions
  • Adjustment and alignment focus for better benefit of the asanas
  • Free Indian traditional cooking class
  • Services of certified yoga instructors
  • 14 nights' accommodation
  • 3 fresh vegetarian meals

Skill level

  • Advanced
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Retreat Style

  • Hatha Yoga
  • Vinyasa Yoga
  • Nidra Yoga
  • Yin Yoga
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Program

Hatha Yoga World believes yoga is for everyone. You will be welcomed into a safe, supportive space where they only ask that you engage yourself in the present moment with an open heart. Yoga is the integration of mind, body, and spirit. Hatha Yoga World's course is designed to foster transformation and growth within you to move toward greater physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

Hatha Yoga World provides a 100-hour yoga teacher training course which is suitable for all levels from beginner, intermediate, to advanced. This 100-hour yoga teacher training course is for those who would like to deepen their practice, gain knowledge about the ancient wisdom of yoga and the principles of yogic philosophy which will help you on your spiritual journey. The dedicated and experienced team at Hatha Yoga World is highly cooperative and ensures that your stay will be as convenient as possible.

This training program focuses on providing you with opportunities to develop your skills as a student. Each day is devoted to attending lectures, gaining knowledge about philosophy and anatomy and daily you will have an hour devoted toward gaining practical experience making adjustments, either as corrections or to send a student deeper into a pos.

This 100-hour yoga teacher training course includes meditation, mantra chanting, bandha, kriyas, Hatha, Hatha Vinyasa, Yin, anatomy, yoga philosophy, pranayama, the art of alignment and adjustments, etc. Your stay at Hatha Yoga World will without a doubt be a life-changing experience. The students can expect to work with highly qualified teachers who will give every student individual attention. You will benefit from the guidance given individually.

During the opening and welcoming ceremony, you will be provided with a yoga kit providing book and manual for study, neti pot, and a T-shirt with the school logo. You will not obtain a certificate in this course but you can join another 100-hour yoga teacher training in the future and thereafter, receive your 200-hour yoga teacher certificate.

The group size is limited, this way the teachers can bring the needed attention to all students and guide the individual for them to grow. Occasionally, Hatha Yoga World alters the schedule slightly. You will receive a clear weekly schedule at the beginning of each week. Please note that smoking and drinking are not allowed during the course.

Meditation

Different meditation techniques will be introduced like Yoga Nidra and Trataka (candle meditation).

Pranayama

Pranayama is breath techniques. The word prana means life force. Topics covered are the introduction to pranayama, benefits of pranayama, and the explanation of the pranic body.

Bandha

You will learn different energy locks, preparation to perform these and the benefits.

Kriya

Kriyas are cleansing techniques used to purify the body. The purpose of these cleansing techniques is to keep the body strong, clean, and healthy as they remove toxins and blockages in the body which makes a meditation practice more effortless since no discomfort or fatigue is a distraction for the mind.

Hatha Yoga

The word Hatha, which can be broken into Ha (sun) and Tha (moon), represents the balance between the opposing forces and the balance between mind, body, and spirit. Hatha yoga concentrates on physical health and mental well-being. Within each sequence (series of poses), Hatha Yoga World teaches the foundations for each posture and offer modifications to lessen or heighten the difficulty of the pose. They offer a deep understanding of postural alignment and safe methods for assisting and adjusting. You will learn and practice:

  • Joints moments
  • Surya Namaskara (sun salutation) and Chandra Namaskara (moon salutation)
  • Matsyasana
  • Gupta Padmasana
  • Bhujangasana (cobra pose)
  • Ardha Shalabhasana (half locust pose)
  • Shalabhasana (locust pose)
  • Dhanurasana (bow pose)
  • Kandharasana (shoulder pose)
  • Ardha Chandrasana (half moon pose)
  • Gomukhasana (cow’s face pose)
  • Paschimottanasana (back stretching pose)
  • Janusirsasana (head-to-knee pose)
  • Padahastasana (hand-to-foot pose)
  • Ardha Matsyendrasana (half spinal twist)
  • Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana (spiraled head-to-knee pose)
  • Chakrasana (wheel pose)
  • Hanumanasana (leg splitting pose)
  • Mayurasana (peacock pose)
  • Vrischikasana (scorpion pose)
  • Ushtrasana
  • Supta Vajrasana
  • Bakasana
  • Eka Pada Rajakapotasana

and many more inverted, balancing, and core poses.

Hatha Vinyasa

Hatha Vinyasa is a mixture of the traditional practice of Hatha and flow. In these classes, you flow from one asana to the next in coordination with the breath. The intention behind the movement and how you move is an important aspect and will leave the practitioner with a different out-of-body experience. The body flows and so does the prana.

Art of alignment and adjustments

  • How to be aligned in the asanas
  • How to use belts, bolster, bricks, and other props for adjustments
  • Hands-on adjustments

Yoga philosophy

Yoga philosophy includes lectures about the history of yoga, the importance of yoga in your life, and its origin in India.

Yoga anatomy

Anatomy classes expose the internal body and how it works with bones, joints, and inner systems which affect how an asana is performed. The basic structure and function of the organs, the system, and how yoga affects your body. Gaining knowledge about the joints and their range of motions helps students to be safe from injuries.

Daily schedule

  • 06:30 Wake up
  • 06:45 Tea
  • 07:00-08:00 Pranayama
  • 08:00-10:00 Morning asana class
  • 10:00-11:00 Breakfast
  • 11:00-12:00 Philosophy
  • 12:00-13:00 Anatomy
  • 13:00-14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00-15:00 Self-study
  • 15:00-16:00 The art of alignment and adjustments
  • 16:00-18:00 Evening asana class
  • 18:00-19:00 Mantra chanting or meditation
  • 19:00-20:00 Dinner
  • 21:30 Lights out

What is included

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Mantra chanting sessions
  • Daily meditation, anatomy, pranayama, and philosophy sessions
  • Adjustment and alignment focus for better benefit of the asanas
  • Free Indian traditional cooking class
  • Services of certified yoga instructors
  • Course materials such as book, notebook, pen, manual and bag, and T-shirt
  • 14 nights' accommodation
  • 3 sattvic Indian vegetarian meals each day
  • Filter water and tea 24 / 7

What is not included

  • Flight fee
  • Transport fee to and from the school
  • Personal expenses

Additional Details

Accommodation

During the course, you will be staying at Hatha Yoga World teacher training center. The school is located in the heart of Rishikesh by the holy Ganges River and surrounded by the majestic Himalayan mountains. The surroundings are peaceful, but walking distance away, you'll find shops, cafes, restaurants, ATM, healthcare, and organic stores.

Hatha Yoga World offers a clean and well-maintained single or double room based on the student’s requirements. Every room has an attached bathroom with Western toilet and hot shower 24 / 7. Offered are bed sheets, pillows, bath towels, and blanket. Wi-Fi is also included. Filtered drinking water and tea are available 24 / 7. Laundry service is also available.

Facilities

  •  Special menu request
  •  Free Wi-Fi
  •  Laundry
  •  Tour assistance

Retreat location

This course takes place at Hatha Yoga World yoga teacher training center in Rishikesh, India. Known as the yoga capital of the world, Rishikesh is a perfect place to learn and study yoga. Surrounded by beautiful mountains, lush green surroundings, holy and mighty Ganges by the Himalayan foothills, one can instantly get a natural feeling of contentment and happiness.

Go on a spiritual and enjoyable journey to India and cherish the yoga teacher training with an enhanced and uplifted spirit. Feel compassion and love for everything life has given to you and for all which surrounds you. Have the unique chance to experience the nature which provides an extraordinary feeling to all who are dedicated to spiritual transformation and internal development. The staff will overwhelm you with their hospitality and desire to make your stay the best.

Things to Do

Optional

At Hatha Yoga World, you’ll experience a way of life that speaks to your mind, body, and soul. You can enjoy complimentary activities at the school such as:

  • Kirtan
  • Movie night (yogic and spiritual movies)

There are also 10 incredible things to do in Rishikesh. These activities are not included in the course but Hatha Yoga World can arrange them upon request. Being blessed by Mother Nature, you can indulge in activities like:

  • Attending Ganga Aarti
  • Ayurvedic massage and therapies
  • Bungee jumping
  • Camping
  • Cliff jumping
  • Experiencing the traditional Indian culture
  • Kayaking
  • Rappelling and rock climbing
  • River rafting
  • Waterfall trekking

Food

During this teacher training, vegetarian and vegan options are served daily. Three meals a day are included in the price. The food is freshly cooked for every meal and prepared hygienically with filter water. The food at Hatha Yoga World is highly appreciated by all students for its taste.

When doing an intense course like a 100-hour teacher training course, it is especially important to nurture oneself with nutritious fuel for the body and mind. To do yoga asanas is not enough on its own, the lifestyle has to be yogic as well and then the transformation is felt. You are what you eat, it affects your mood and ways of thinking.

In yoga, it is recommended to eat a sattvic diet, which means eating food which makes you feel light and energetic. At Hatha Yoga World, the meals served will be sattvic to purify the body and therefore also the mind. Hatha Yoga World has a talented and passionate chef who will provide fresh meals cooked with love. The energy from the one cooking should be good and kind since this also affects the prana in the food.

In Ayurveda, the sister science to yoga, it is emphasized to eat at the same time every day. With busy lifestyles, it can be difficult. At Hatha Yoga World, the meals are set at specific times with regular intervals to support the natural rhythm of the body. If you have special dietary requirements, please communicate this to Hatha Yoga World when making the reservation.

Included meals

Breakfast consists of fresh fruit, porridge, muesli with curd, upma (south Indian delicacy), toast, butter, honey, and fresh juice or smoothie. Lunch is dahl made of lentils, seasonal vegetables, rice, chapati, and fresh salad. Dinner consists of a cooked seasonal vegetable dish, soup, rice, chapati, and fresh salad.

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The following meals are included:
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:
  • Other dietary requirements on request
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

Meet The Instructors

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Pankaj & Julie

Pankaj Seth

Pankaj is born and raised in the holy city of Varanasi. Over many years of sadhana and teaching experience, Pankaj has developed a deep understanding of the body. By observing the body and the potential of practitioners, Pankaj has the ability to guide students to explore their limits. After working with Western people, Pankaj has gained an understanding of the modern mind and body and how imbalances affect people. Pankaj helps students to deal with mental and physical challenges to bring clarity, balance, and freedom into their life.

Julie Seth

With a spiritual perspective, Julie focuses on chakras, meditation, philosophy, and pranayama and leads the way to this knowledge with a warm-hearted female energy. She teaches Hatha Vinyasa which is a mixture of the best from the two styles and Yin yoga. Always paying respect to the root and true essence of yoga, she has a spiritual approach in her teachings but also covers practical topics like how to create a yoga asana sequence with a theme focus. The theme could be chakras, the five elements, etc. You will receive plenty of tools from Julie to become a confident and compassionate teacher.

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Location Hatha Yoga World, Tapovan, 249192, Rishikesh, Dehradun district, Garhwal division, Uttarakhand, India

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL).

From here, you can take a domestic flight to Dehradun Airport (DED). From here, you can take a 45-minute taxi ride to the Hatha Yoga World. If you would like Hatha Yoga World to arrange a taxi, please contact them one week before arrival.

Alternatively, from the Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), you can get a taxi to Delhi bus station from where you can get a government or private transportation to Rishikesh. Upon arrival at Rishikesh bus station, you can take a taxi or rickshaw to the school.

Arrival by train

The nearest railway station is Haridwar Junction railway station. From there, you will find many buses, taxis, and other transportation services that will bring you to Rishikesh. If you would like Hatha Yoga World to arrange a taxi, please contact them one week before arrival.

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Booking And Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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