24 Day 200-Hour Traditional Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Course in Rishikesh
Intense Yoga Teacher Training Rishikesh
Be blessed by the divine and welcome to Adi Yogpeeth for your 200 Hours Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Course. Suitable from beginners to advanced level of student, this is a traditional, authentic, and intense yoga training program that will fully prepare you for your yoga teaching career as well as for self-improvement. The course takes place in the world's yoga capital, Rishikesh, in the foothills of the Himalayas, surrounded by beautiful mountains and the serene holy river Ganga, with breathtaking views. The yoga teachers are predominantly selected who follows the lineage Himalayan yoga tradition in order to impart authentic yoga teachings and science.
- Daily pranayama and shatkarma
- Daily Hatha and Ashtanga yoga practice
- 1 Sound Healing and dancing kirtan class
- Daily meditation classes and mantra chanting
- Daily 3 times yogic food, detox tea, and juice
- Pick-up service from Dehradun airport
- 1 free Ayurvedic massage
- 23 nights accommodation
- Hatha Yoga
- Nidra Yoga
Students who complete their subsequent trainings are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®).
The program is especially sketched out by the team of gurus at Adiyogpeeth to introduce the students to their journey of evolving into expert yogis and able teachers. The course paves a path for its students to transform into a yoga teaching expert and indeed the program includes skilled teachers to provide the students with a strong foundation in Hatha yoga.
Adi Yogpeeth has designed the program to be an enjoyable, unperturbed, and enlightening experience. The students need to be ready spiritually and physically as their classes have various rigorous sessions as well as calmer and more healing sessions. They serve and recommend a saatvik (yogic) diet to expand your sense of well being.
What is Hatha yoga?
According to Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, there are eight limbs of yoga; out of which the only one involves postures (asana). Hatha means forceful or determined in Sanskrit. Hatha yoga includes a set of 84 asanas (postures) that are designed to align the body and to line up its physical channels so that the energy can easily flow (especially in the spine). The word Hatha is translated as Ha- the sun which is masculine and Tha- the moon which is feminine, which in turn represents the balance in nature and also within you all.
Through Hatha yoga, you can create balance and unite the opposites. Hatha teaches you the balance of strength and flexibility in each pose. It has immense health benefits and is an efficient way to distress. The teachers at Upaya believe Hatha to be a powerful tool for self-realization and transformation, teaching them various techniques to master control over the body by skillful breathing and meditation practices.
Recitation of sacred sound (mantra chanting)
The purpose of mantra chanting in yoga is to generate vibrations and connect with the universe. Each mantra is special and rich with spiritual energy.
- Tvameva Mata ca pita Tvameva (Sloka on gods)
- Om Asato Maa Sadgamaya (Mantra from Upanishad)
- Om Tryambakam Yajamahe (Mantra on lord Shiva)
- Om Sahana vavatu (Mantra from Upanishad)
- Guru Brahma Guru Vishnu Gurudevo Maheshwari (Guru stotram)
- Yogena Cittasya (Sloka on sage Patanjali)
- Hare Rama, Hare Krishna (Maha mantra)
Yoga postures (asana)
Students will gain extensive knowledge of yoga postures and will increase their strength, flexibility, and discipline at Adi Yogpeeth.
Hatha yoga course syllabus
The word Haṭha literally means force and thus alludes to a system of physical techniques. In India, Hatha yoga is associated with popular tradition.
- Pawanmuktasana series 1
- Pawanmuktasana series 2
- Pawanmuktasana series 3
- Surya Namaskar (sun salutation)
- Chandra Namaskar (moon salutation)
- Tadasana (palm tree pose)
- Triyak tadasana (swaying palm tree pose)
- Trikonasana (triangle pose)
- Parivirtatrikon asana - revolving triangle pose
- Uttkatasana - chair pose
- Virabhadrasana 1 - warrior 1
- Virabhadrasana 2 - warrior 2
- Virabhadrasana 3 - warrior 3
- Ardha Chandrasana - half moon pose
- Vriksasana - tree pose
- Parvatasana - mountain pose
- Adho mukha svanasana - downward facing dog
- Kati chakrasana - waist rotating pose
- Malasana - squatted yoga pose
- Garudasana - eagle pose
- Baddha Konasana - bound angle pose
- Rajkapoot asana - pigeon pose
- Bhujanghasana - cobra pose
- Urdhva Mukha svanasana - upward facing dog
- Setu Bhandasana
- Supta Virasana - reclining hero pose
- Virasana - hero pose
- Vajrasana - thunderbolt
- Ardha Matsyendrasana
Pranayama (breathing practices)
Pranayama is an ancient yogic breathing technique that is used as preparation for meditation and is a vital aspect of practicing yoga. It improves the respiratory system and purifies the body and mind.
- Introduction of pranayama, benefits of pranayama, and general guidelines
- Clavicular, thoracic, and diaphragmatic breathing (yogic breathing)
- Nadi - Sodhana
- Surya - Bhedi and Chandra - Bhedi
- Sheetali and Sheetkari
Sitting postures for pranayama sadhana
- Easy pose
- Siddha yoni asana
Mudra (yoga gestures)
The practice of mudra hand gestures is an ancient facet of yoga. Performing gestures affect the energy flow of the body and can change a person's spiritual and mental characteristics.
- Jnana mudra
- Chin mudra
- Yoni mudra
- Bhairava mudra
- Shambhavi mudra
Bandhas (energy lock)
The practice of Bandhas expands the lung capacity and breathing capabilities during yoga. It also strengthens the entire body from the inside out.
- Mula and Maha bandha teaching
Meditation is a systematic practice that promotes physical, mental, and emotional tranquility with the purpose of reaching Samadhi (self-realization).
- Introduction to meditation
- Breathing awareness meditation
- Om or mantra meditation
- Dynamic meditation
- Tips for developing concentration
- Silence practice
- Ajapa japa
- Antar Mouna
Yoga Nidra (psychic sleep)
When a yoga practitioner moves through the various internal states of Yoga Nidra, a profound experience of relaxation occurs. This is called Turiya, a sensation of pure bliss.
- Basic relaxation
- Tension relaxation
- Full body relaxation
Yoga cleansing (Shatkarma)
Yogic cleansing exercises are important to learn how to incorporate your breath and meditate properly during physical aspects of yoga. It also removes the blockages in the energy channels.
- Jalaneti Satkarma (Nasal cleansing with salty water)
- Rubber neti (Nasal cleansing with a rubber string)
- Agnisar Kriya
Anatomy and physiology (Sharir Vijnan)
A proper understanding of the physical body will help to prevent injury before, during and after practice. There are two kinds of yoga anatomy: physical and spiritual. Understanding both types are needed.
- Digestive system
- Respiratory system
- Circulatory system
- Nervous system
- Endocrine system
- Bodily systems
- Muscular system
- Skeletal system
- Muscle functions according to joint movements
- Anatomy of breathing
Yoga philosophy (Yoga Darshana)
Yoga philosophy is the foundation of the yoga practice and is the key to earn yogic strength. Through the path of Vedanta philosophy, you will establish a solid, well-rounded yoga practice.
Patanjali yoga sutras
- Introduction to the Himalayan tradition of yoga
- Introduction to the different Indian philosophy
- History of yoga
- Yoga Sutra of Patanjali
- Types of yoga
- Eight limbs of yoga
- Yamas and Niyamas (Ethics of yoga)
- Philosophy of asana
- Concentration and its power
- Four aspects of mind
- How to control the mind
- Samadhi and the goal of yoga
- Introduction to Bhagavad Gita
- Science of Karma
- Indian culture and spirituality
Teaching practice (Adhyapanam)
Students will take turns practicing their teaching skills by performing in front of their peers and teachers.
A yoga teacher should efficiently perform the practical applications of class planning and preparation. At Adi Yogpeeth, their students will learn how to create a positive and peaceful class environment for an enjoyable and transformative experience.
- Positive and conscious communication
- Friendship and trust
- Time management
- Qualities of a teacher
- Principles of demonstrating, observation, assisting, and correcting
- Use of voice in class
- Mental and emotional preparation for teaching
- Class preparation
- Step by step class structure planning
Students taking turns to practice their teaching skills by performing in front of their peers and teachers. Assessments are based on:
- Written test
- Oral test
- 05:00 Morning bell
- 06:00 Pranayama & Shatkarma
- 07:45 Hatha Yoga Asana
- 09:15 Breakfast
- 10:15 Alignment, Adjustment, and Methodology
- 11:15 Indian Yoga philosophy
- 12:15 Yoga anatomy
- 13:20 Lunch
- 16:30 Ashtanga-Vinyasa Yoga Asana
- 18:15 Meditation & Mantra Chanting
- 19:15 Dinner
- 21:00 Lights off
What is included
- Vinyasa Flow Session Thrice a week
- Yoga materials such as yoga books, yoga manual, school t-shirt, Rudraksha Mala, neti-pot, and yoga bag
- Certified yoga teachers
- Daily nutritious vegetarian meals, detox tea, and juices
- 1 Himalayas sightseeing trip
- 1 relaxing Ayurvedic massage
- Weekend excursions
- 23 nights twin shared accommodation
- Taxi pick-up from Dehradun Airport (DED)
What is not included
- Room heater
- Pick-up service from Delhi airport
- Check-in Time: 12:00
- Check-out Time: 12:00
- Dining area
- Environmentally friendly
- Luggage room / storage
- Smoke-free property
- Yoga shala
- Yoga studio
- ATM / banking
- Car rental
- Currency exchange
- Free parking
- Free Wi-Fi
- Internet access
- Laptop rental
- Meeting room
- Parking lot
- Tour assistance
- Wireless internet
Adi Yogpeeth surrounding and accommodation are one of the best and cleanest spaces in whole Rishikesh. Whether you are on a vacation or on a yoga course, amenities make your life a little easier when you are away from home. For different types of travel, there are amenities that are more important than other ones. They basically provide two types of accommodation and they are private and twin shared room and student, according to their preference, can choose accommodation.
In the room, clean bed sheets, blankets, and pillows will be provided. Every room has air-conditioner and attached bathroom with cold and hot water 24 hours. This complete school campus has unlimited high bandwidth Wi-Fi service. The school is surrounded by the serene green mountains which heal the inner soul and river Ganga flow at a walking distance.
- River Ganges worship ceremony
- Waterfall hiking
- Himalayan temple tour
- Ancient cave tour
Learn yoga in world’s yoga capital, Rishikesh, from traditional Himalayan yoga teachers from the very basics to advance in a traditional way at Adi Yogpeeth which is situated in Tapovan, Laxman Jhula, Rishikesh which is in India’s northern state of Uttarakhand, in the Himalayan foothills beside the Ganges river. The river is considered holy, and the city is renowned as a world’s yoga capital. The surrounding of Adi Yogpeeth is very serene and peaceful and at the same time very energetic by the flowing energy of river Ganga.
Also, Rishikesh is a magical and holy place that has been somehow attracting people from all over the world for many years already. The school is at a walking distance from the river Ganga. The school is surrounded by the serene green mountains which heal the inner soul and river Ganga flow at a walking distance. It is far from the craziness but near enough to reach everything you need. All over Rishikesh, you can find local markets, unique shops, and breathtaking views of the holy river and nature.
Things to Do
There are some amazing things to do in Rishikesh. These activities are not included in the package, but they can be arranged upon request.
- Attend Ganga Arti
- Ayurvedic massage and therapies
- Bungee jumping
- Camping and bonfire
- Cliff jumping
- Experience the traditional Indian culture
- Flying fox
- Mountain biking
- Parasailing and paragliding
- Rappelling and rock climbing
- River rafting - the most popular thing to do in Rishikesh
Adi Yogpeeth regards food as medicine. Using only fresh seasonal herbs and vegetables from the local market, they provide a daily menu of wonderfully nourishing vegetarian food. Food that not only supports the healing of the body but also enhances the purification process during your stay. In addition to serving healthy, soulful, delicious vegetarian meals, they provide unlimited, filtered mineral water from their private well; naturally chilled and served from traditional earthen water basins.
Adi Yogpeeth also provides an unlimited supply of detoxifying herbal teas made from homegrown herbs like tulsi basil, lemongrass, and ginger. This wonderfully refreshing tea is available throughout the day and is a great detox drink for the body. It keeps you well hydrated and is designed to support the digestive process.
The following meals are included:
The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:
- Gluten Free
- Lactose Free
- Whole Food
The following drinks are included:
- Detox Juices
During this course, you will enjoy a full body Ayurvedic massage.
Meet The Instructors
Pandit Mandeep Ji
Mandeep Bhatt Ji has been an ardent student of Vedic Study for the last 20 years and has been teaching mantra chanting and meditation during yoga programs at Adi Yogpeeth Rishikesh India.
Yogi Bhavesh Ji
Yogi Bhavesh Ji attributes every aspect of his life to Lord Shiva and his Guru’s grace. He is certified by reputed institutions like Kaivalyadhama, Swami Rudradev Yoga Center, and Yoga Alliance. Yogi Bhavesh Ji also founded a Mumbai based yoga group called Yoga Virtually. Yogi Bhavesh Ji is a master in Vedanta and has deep philosophical knowledge. Yogi Bhavesh Ji teaches pranayama, philosophy, and meditation. He not only understands the subject matter but lives it every day thus imparting true knowledge to his students.
Yogini Parveen Ji
Yogini Parveen Ji is an expert at yogic health, Ayurveda, nutrition, and the human body. She is certified by reputed institutions like Dev Sanskriti University and Yoga Alliance. She is adept at the esoteric techniques of pranic healing and energy channelization. Yogini Parveen Ji has also taught yoga in different parts of India to students of varying age groups and treated complex health conditions. She is a bundle of unreserved joy and is unlikely to be found without a smile on her face. Yogini Parveen Ji brings the same energy to the classroom and makes learning fun for her students.
Yogi Suraj Ji
To watch Yogi Suraj Negi Ji perform his Vinyasa flows is like witnessing a controlled explosion of energy. He has learned his craft during his Master's degree in yoga science from Uttarakhand Sanskrit University. He has been teaching for about four years now out of which some months have been spent in conducting Hatha, Ashtanga-Vinyasa, and Iyengar based retreats in China.
Yogi Nitin Ji
With the Master of Science (MSc) degree in Yogic Science and Holistic Health, Nitin Ji has been teaching in various schools in Rishikesh for more than six years. He has a knack of connecting with the students by sharing several anecdotes and conducting character-building activities. He is a well-known social worker and runs an NGO called Jeevan Jagriti which provides free education for students in yoga, computers, and academic skills.
Yogi Vishnu Ji
With his roots in the yoga capital, Vishnu began his yoga journey at the age of 18. Over time, his arduous practice and passion for asana developed into a spiritual journey. Vishnu has over two years of teaching experience and has been trained under the proficient Swami Rudradeva Goda. He has also earned a Master’s degree in yoga from Uttarakhand Sanskrit University and also is a 500-hour certified teacher. Adept in Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, and Iyengar styles of yoga, Vishnu also blends in therapy and adjustment/alignment in his classes.
Yogi Siddha Ji
Siddha Ji is a renowned sound healer and yoga teacher since 4 years ago. He has dedicated his life in the field of sound healing and energy healing and has done sound healing training under Tibetan and Nepali masters. He's done extensive research in the field of sound and energy healing, and his unique skills and talent are recognized internationally. Today he is working with many hospitals in India in the field of alternative medicine and energy healing. Along with that he is doing many workshops and certificates courses in countries like China, Thailand, Indonesia, and the Middle East.
Yogi Kapil Ji
Yoga has been a part of his life for over 10 years, he completed his Master's Degree in yoga from Uttrakhand Sanskrit University and to experience and learn more about the traditional yoga philosophies and meditation he spent years under the guidance of gurus in one of the most prestigious institutes in India The Bihar School of Yoga. Since then he has taught in various yoga schools and also has experience of 5 years of teaching in well-known resorts around the world ‘Ananda In the Himalayas’ in Rishikesh.
Yogi Kannan Ji
Seeking the self has put Kannan Ji in places to learn alternative medical systems like homeopathy, acupuncture, marma therapy, and (naturopathy as passion). Rooted from South Indian tradition, he has an 8-year journey in practicing and teaching Ayurveda Varma/Marma Therapy gathered from traditional practitioners of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Classes on Anatomy and Physiology are approached in such a way that, it combines modern anatomy with yogic and ayurvedic principles to explore the inexpensive, independent health and joyous life.
Yogini Aarti Ji
Multi-style Teacher: Arti is a yoga graduate and also a 200-hour certified teacher. She was born and brought up in Rishikesh, so she started yoga at a very young age. Her journey started from the guidance of one most renowned teachers in Rishikesh Rudra Ji and Golu Sharma Ji where she learned the traditional teaching of yoga. Since then, it has become a very important part of her life. Her areas of expertise are Hatha yoga, Vinyasa Flow yoga, and pranayama.
Location Adi Yogpeeth, Tapovan, Laxman Jhulla, Rishikesh, India
- (DED) Jolly Grant Airport: 14 km Transfer included
- (DEL) Indira Gandhi International Airport: 200 km Transfer available for additional US$65 per person
Arrival by airplane
Please book your flight to arrive at Dehradun Airport (DED) in India. Traveling by plane from Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) to Dehradun Airport (DED) is the safest and most convenient way of transportation and it is a one-hour journey. Most of the students choose this option and the charge is in between 50 to 60 USD. At Dehradun Airport (DED), the school driver will be waiting with a name board to pick you up and transfer you to the school.
Arrival by train
Traveling by train (from Delhi train station to Haridwar station) is also suitable and the fare is between 20 to 25 USD and it is a four to five-hour journey. At Haridwar railway station, the school driver will be waiting with your name board to receive you.
Arrival by taxi
Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) to Rishikesh by car is a six to seven-hour journey. The taxi from Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) to Rishikesh can also be arranged for 65 USD by Adi Yogpeeth. At Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), the school driver will be waiting with your name board and transfer you to the school.
Airport: Jolly Grant Airport Airport transfer included: Jolly Grant AirportNo additional charges. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport Airport transfer available: Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$65 per person)Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.
Booking And Cancellation Policy
- A reservation requires a deposit of 23% of the total price.
- The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
- The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.