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28 Days 200-Hour Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India

  • location Gita Ashram, Near Taxi Stand, Ramjhula, Swarg Ashram, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249304, India

India Yoga Teacher Training Program

Iyengar Yoga was developed by B. K. S. Iyengar. It is a form of Hatha yoga and emphasizes on detail, precision, and alignment in the performance of postures (asana) and breath control (pranayama). The practice helps you to develop strength, mobility, and stability through the asanas. Iyengar yoga can be easily enjoyed without several years of practice. Props such as cushions, benches, blocks, straps, and sandbags are used frequently allowing beginners to experience asanas more easily than might otherwise be possible. They also help injured or ill students to fully enjoy the benefits of the asanas. More advanced students can take their advantage in a better understanding of the asanas through the use of props. There are three unique aspects of Iyengar yoga: technicalities, sequencing, and timing.

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

Highlights

Yoga practice and philosophy

Iyengar teacher training program

Asanas, pranayamas, and technicalities

Develop strength, mobility, and stability

27 nights accommodation

3 daily healthy meals

Skill level

  • Advanced
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Retreat Style

  • Hatha Yoga
  • Nidra Yoga
  • Iyengar Yoga
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Program

Technicalities

Detailed instructions are given to the student so he can learn how to access the body through the outer, skeletal, and muscular body into the subtleties of the mind. Often during the classes, you will find yourself moving from simple poses to more complex ones, developing an understanding of the mind, body, and spirit through a step-by-step approach.

Sequencing

Refers to the order in which the asanas and pranayama are practiced. Each asana has different effects on the mind and proper sequencing prepares and cultures the mind, to make it conducive to your yoga practice.

Timing

Asanas can be held for different time lengths to enable a more profound exploration of the physical and mental challenges of the pose. It takes time to move into a posture and become stable. Remaining stable in a posture for longer time periods intensifies the depth of the posture and increases the benefits.

Daily sample schedule

  • 06:30 - 07:00 Shatkarma (yogic cleansing)
  • 07:00 - 08:30 Asana (yoga position)
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:30 - 11:45 Yoga philosophy
  • 12:00 - 01:00 Lunch
  • 13:30 - 15:00 Yoga anatomy
  • 15:00 - 16:00 Self-study
  • 16:00 - 17:30 Alignment and adjustment
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Meditation or pranayama (yogic breathing) or yoga Nidra

What is included

  • 27 nights in private accommodation
  • 28 days yogic food
  • Daily nutritious vegetarian meals and herbal tea
  • Yoga material
  • Weekend excursions

What is not included

  • Air-conditioned accommodation
  • Yoga clothes (means no dress code)

Additional Details

Accommodation

Stay with Om Yoga Rishikesh at their perfectly located center at Rishikesh. They are located near to the divine Ganga River embraced by beautiful mountains, breathtaking views nearby, and their center is peaceful and bright providing excellent location for your inner journey.

You will be staying in a simple and clean accommodation. It comprises of single rooms and double shared rooms. All rooms have attached bathrooms. The bathrooms are equipped with western toilet seats and cold showers. Hot water is also available during winter season. Limited internet is available (the speed and connectivity is dependent on the service provider as well as many other factors). There's also doctor-on-call facility.

Shared accommodation:

  • Includes two single beds and the room is shared by two students
  • Bathing shower and water-heater, western toilets, wardrobe are available in the rooms as well as unlimited free internet access and intercom all day
  • Bed sheets, pillows, and towels are also provided for you

Private accommodation:

  • Includes a nice balcony with a stunning mountain-view
  • The rooms are new, big and bright. You'll have a wardrobe and a big-size bed.
  • 24/7 hot shower, water-heater, unlimited internet-access and intercom
  • Bed sheets, pillows and towels are also provided

Facilities

  •  Air-conditioned rooms
  •  Dining area
  •  Kitchen
  •  Yoga studio
  •  ATM / banking
  •  Currency exchange
  •  Free Wi-Fi
  •  Newspapers

Retreat location

Om Yoga Rishikesh can be found near Ram Jhula and a stone throw away from the banks of the holy Ganges river. Rishikesh is called the Yoga Capital of the world. It's a small a city in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Located in the foothills of the Himalayas it is known as a pilgrimage town and regarded as one of the holiest Hindu places in the world. The peaceful and natural environment of the town is perfect to fully focus on your yoga practice.

The riverside stretch is of great spiritual and religious importance and saints and yogis have been meditating on the banks of the Ganges since antiquity. Om Yoga Rishikesh is located just a 5-minute walk from the river.

Besides yoga practice, Rishikesh offers many activities such as rafting, mountain trekking to the nearby waterfalls, shopping, ayurvedic cafes, and treatments. The city is conveniently connected by road, train and air. Nearest train station from Delhi is Haridwar (20 kilometers from Rishikesh) and the nearest airport is Dehradun (20 Km from Rishikesh). There are daily bus connections between Delhi and Rishikesh.

Food

Food provided at the center is 100% vegetarian, not vegan. You will need to inform Om Yoga Rishikesh in advance so their chef can prepare food for you especially. You will be served three pure vegetarian meals per day (breakfast, lunch, dinner) and herbal tea. There's also RO filtered safe drinking water.

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The following meals are included:
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinks
  • Lunch
The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:
  • Vegetarian

Meet The Instructors

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Yogi Sunil (Suryans)

Yogi Sunil (Suryans) Thakur

I, Yogi Suryans Thakur, founded Om Yoga Rishikesh, a place where you truly discover yourself and learn the very essence of yoga and its powers. To begin my never ending journey of yoga I started by practicing Sivananda yoga at the Sivananda ashram in Kerala, where I studied various arts of yoga and the discovered the art of losing oneself to nature's wisdom. While practicing at the Sadanand ashram I acquired the art of Iyengar yoga under the blessings of senior teachers in Rishikesh and Pune, where I return every year to deepen my knowledge of yoga.

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Location Gita Ashram, Near Taxi Stand, Ramjhula, Swarg Ashram, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249304, India

Arrival by airplane
Please book your flight to arrive at Ngurah Rai (Bali) International Airport (DPS). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Happyfish bali will pick you up from the airport.

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Booking And Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 15% 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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