100 Hours Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training India

Overview of 100 hours Ashtanga Yoga Teacher’s Training Course

Rishikesh Nath Yogshala offers 100 hours Ashtanga Yoga Teacher’s Training course for the advanced practitioners who want to challenge or change themselves, evolve the practice of learning, advancing their knowledge of Yoga and immerse deeper into the study of ancient Science of Ashtanga Yoga. Our rigorous program includes the practices of Yoga and meditation teach us to overcome physical discomforts and to calm the mind, allow us to go further and start living moments of silence and inner peace. Physical pains are a source of distraction for the practice of meditation and bad posture disturbs our body on an energetic level. In this course participants will be taught how to sit in a comfortable position for long periods of time and, above all, during the practice of Yoga, they will deepen the therapeutic aspects, freeing the body from the existing tensions. These practices stabilize the body and the mind and allow us to go further and deepen the practice that leads to one’s inner self, which transcends both the body and the mind.

You will get a solid foundation in all yogic chastisements that will help you to make and start a career as a yoga teacher, having overcome the diverse objectives.

A penetrating and energetic sequence of personal and professional conversion that will offer you the chance to grow your potential to be able to give the world motivation, confidence and serenity.

An integrating and multidisciplinary course that will leave in you a positive and lasting footprint; will give you the tools to train you as a great Yoga Instructor, with responsibility and commitment to yourself and society.

A unique experience of coexistence and learning that will give you constant support and expand your knowledge about Yoga and its teaching.

Ashtanga comes from the combination of two Sanskrit words: Ashta meaning Eight and Anga which means limbs. It has been developed as one of the Yogic Philosophies by the Yoga Gurus. The eight branches start with the observation of basic lifestyles, principles, and ethics that are called as Niyamas or Yamas. These are then followed by the Asanas, Poses and Body posture to make your body flexible and also prepare for the next level. After that, the Pranayama breathing techniques are learned to control the mind and body. Later on, Prathayahanra, the practice of withdrawing the senses to study the inner world and their link to the external world are practiced. The next to this is Dharana meaning concentration to settle the mind for meditation and then preparing the final stage, the Samadhi as the bliss.

The process

Through the first two steps, the mental strength is enhanced by interpreting the qualities of one’s own mind and its limitations. Restlessness ceases to exist at this stage and all the limitations and imperfections of the mind are left behind. Analytical observation and intellectual energy tend to grow and you will start to enjoy internal bliss.

About the Training

Becoming a yoga teacher is a first step to change your life and share the passion of this ancestral discipline. By deepening your practice and living your daily life in consciousness, through impartial and detached observation of your actions, you can inspire other yogis and yoginis to follow the path of freedom by transmitting your knowledge. This training- 100 H Yoga Teacher Training- is the union of a teaching in the respect of Indian tradition and immersion in a living and welcoming nature that allows an intense spiritual connection away from the confusion of the world.

Benefits of Ashtanga Yoga:

  • Turns you into a qualified and qualified yoga teacher
  • Improves flexibility, endurance, blood circulation, memory and concentration
  • Opportunity to promote yourself as a Yoga Alliance certified yoga teacher through on-site registration. Now you can also promote the styles you teach. This will help you to get new students
  • Keeps you updated on online courses and workshops (attending home) on the latest practices in the field of yoga, whenever you have the time
  • Speak with experts and come up with new innovative poses and modifications in the old ones. You can even suggest a new style similar to hot yoga or whatever
  • Access to endless information, including research documents. You can even do your own yoga research

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Our Curriculum

A program based on the exploration of yoga sutras of Patanjali, shaped hundreds of years ago. The 8 pillars of yoga or ashtanga yoga (ashtanga means 8 in Sanskrit) give the rhythm of the day. They encourage us to discover all aspects of yoga, far beyond physical postures, to live the philosophy of integral yoga. The 8 pillars of YOGA described in the sutras are discussed at different times of the day. They cover the prerequisites of the Yoga Alliance- USA, 100-hour YTT program during the 7 hours spent per day on different aspects.

  • Asanas: their effects on the physical and astral (subtle) bodies
  • The surya namaskar and the 12 basic postures
  • Advanced variations
  • Deep relaxation and release of blocked energy
  • Pranayama: basic practices, kapalbhati and anulom vilom (alternating breathing)
  • Exercises of conscious breathing of the body
  • Mantra recitations and inner resonance
  • Kriyas: the first 3 purification rituals
  • Mudras
  • The basics of Nidra yoga

Course syllabus

You have followed the course of yoga instructor and have acquired the bases of the teaching exercise, a basic essential training to approach you with security and guarantees to the practice of your students.

However, your desire to learn and advance in this knowledge that captivates you, will be set in this teacher training course to differentiate you, to qualify you, and become the professional expert that everyone will dispute.

The classroom hours that make up this curriculum are distributed among the different training areas already outlined in the course of instructors. In them, however, the expansion of knowledge and the deepening of your study will fulfill the expectations of your professional qualification and your personal enrichment.

Techniques, Methodology and Practical Application: practical knowledge of the advanced postural variants, their different techniques and their multiple adaptations, oriented to a personalized, differentiating teaching, able to attend the different capacities that are observed in the classroom, incorporating the most current of the new methodologies

Pedagogy: Methodology of planning and learning, advanced knowledge of programming and class design, Pedagogical and creative strategies for the elaboration and individual creation of teaching scripts, oral presentation techniques,

Anatomy and Physiology: specialized knowledge of applied anatomy during the practice of postures

Philosophy and Tradition: Comparative multi-faceted study of the yoga tradition: history, literature, philosophy, its practical application and its conciliation with Western culture.

Practicum: daily personal practice in order to perfect individual practice, for the sake of an adequate teaching practice. Acquisition of pedagogical techniques that include practices of postural correction, communication and coexistence. Knowledge of adaptations, substitutions and the practical use of accessories. Design and presentation of lesson scripts with different levels of practice and difficulty.

Classroom Management

The program includes all the major schools of yoga: the traditions of Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Kundalini Yoga and Yoga Nidra, and gives a full understanding of this spiritual science. In the class you will study Anatomy and Physiology, Yoga Philosophy, Asanas and their detuning, Bandhi, Shatkarma, Pranayama, Mantras, Mudras, Meditation. This course will give you all the necessary base for a full understanding of the basics of Yoga and for meaningful immersion in practice. Also in the course are lessons on the Methodology of Teaching, where you will be taught to apply the accumulated experience and transfer the acquired knowledge to your students at a qualified level.

The learner needs to attain perfection of the body along with perfection in mind in order to gain mental efficiency. Abhyasa is the keynote of this Yogic philosophy.

Practical Exposure

As a team, we will aspire and support the trainees to attain holistic approach during the training sessions. We aim for the trainees to witness and experience the value of subtle practices like meditation and pranayama as well as Asana practices.

  • The relationship with your mentor and learn how yoga was taught in this tradition so that learning is effective
  • Develop a one-to-one relationship with your mentor, who will guide you throughout the program and beyond
  • Monitoring your mentor in action – coaching, coaching, tuning and inspiration
  • Develop your teaching skills by helping your mentor in the class, improving your ability to see the bodies, the proposed modifications along with corrections and adjustments
  • Participate in group meetings with your mentor, in which the issues and problems related to the teaching of yoga are addressed

About school

The course is built on the principle of occupation in the school, so we will live, eat and engage in the building of our school. For the entire duration of the training, the school will be your second home, where you will feel comfortable and cozy. All rooms are clean, include a shower, hairdryer, double bed with fresh linens.

Accommodation in the school is individual as well as shared. The food in the school is exclusively vegetarian. Our menu consists of fresh, tasty and varied food, prepared according to Ayurvedic canons. The dishes are chosen in such a way that the students are full of energy and vigor for successful learning.

Trainee Assessment

The trainee needs to be competent for graduating as a Yoga teacher as per their class based participation and ongoing observations during classes. Trainees also receive valuable feedback on the practical sessions from assistant teachers and senior teachers. They need to meet the certain teaching standards regarding their anatomy, adjustments, asana alignment, and communication. As a trainee, you will be required to work in groups and others on teaching practicums. Applicants must be prepared to undergo constructive training on regular basis. You will be provided with proper study material as well as guidance throughout the assessment phase.

Course Pre-requisites

Overcome the theoretical and practical tests that are proposed and perform the formative assessment tests, which will be indicated throughout the course, in order to obtain the corresponding accreditation.

  • Daily study. For a good use of the course, the student will commit to dedicate at least two hours to the daily study.
  • Teaching materials. The student must know that for this course he will be given didactic material protected by copyright.
  • Punctuality. Classes have their established start time that must be respected at all times.
  • Optional reinforcement. The student may request these optional reinforcement classes.

Daily Schedule

  • 06:00 am – Wake Up with herbal tea
  • 07:00 am – Pranayama, mudras, bandhas, mantra chanting, Shatkarma
  • 08:30 am – Asanas Class
  • 10:00 am – Breakfast
  • 11:00 am – Yoga Philosophy
  • 12:00 pm – Self Study
  • 01:00 pm – Lunch
  • 03:00 pm – Karma Yoga
  • 04:00 pm – Anatomy
  • 05:00 pm – Alignment
  • 06:30 pm – Tea break
  • 07:00 pm – Meditation
  • 08:00 pm – Dinner
  • 10:00 pm – Lights Out

What we expect from you

  • Normal physical and psychological resilience
  • Harmonious and balanced cooperation in the training group
  • Relaxed after the training weekend
  • Election of a further participant as a training and training partner for deepening the content of the training
  • Take-over of small activities to the common good of the group in the course of the training (Karmayoga): (eg preparation of tea and meals, assistance in the yoga room)
  • Openness and commitment: The training is aimed at everyone who wants to deepen their practice and share with others. A certain vinyasa yoga experience is desirable, however, passion, dedication, and openness with which you want to devote yourself to education are far more important. We expect you to integrate yoga into your everyday life during your training.
  • Discipline: Prerequisite for obtaining the certificate is the 100% presence during the entire training and the internship, the submission of all homework and book reports, as well as the existence of the theoretical and practical examinations.

Course Coverage

  • Yama – Ethical Discipline
  • Niyama – self-observation
  • Asana attitude
  • Pranayama – breath control
  • Pratyahara – withdrawing the senses
  • Dharana – concentration
  • Dhyana – meditation
  • Samadhi – state of joy and peace
  • Body Alignment Techniques
  • How to teach individual and group sessions
  • Business ethics of Yoga and setting up a Yoga School
  • Holistic approach to learning of Therapeutic Yoga Teaching

Course Eligibility and Requirements

  • Any adult (Male or Female) can enroll for this course
  • The individual should not be physically challenged or suffering from medical ailments or chronic disorders
  • Every participant has to adhere to the minimum attendance* criteria for classes
  • Successful completion of homework, quizzes, in-class and take home projects/exams
  • Participation in a final in-class practice teaching workshop
  • Fulfilment of Class Completion Requirement (Varies per training, Specifics noted on your training schedule)
  • No of Maximum Seats : Only 15 students per batch
  • Ujjayi- Special attention is given to the control of the breath in Ashtanga Yoga. In Ashtanga Yoga, the so-called Ujjayi breathing is used. You can apply this in the complete Asanapraxis, which gives you more energy and better breathability. Through the Ujjayi breathing, you create a noise through the targeted narrowing of the vocal spines during inhalation and exhalation. Through this constriction, you create a resistor that produces the typical Ujjayi noise. Breathing thus serves as an orientation point in practice.
  • Vinyasa- Vinyasa describes the synchronization of movement (asana) and breath. Ashtanga Yoga is a Vinyasa system, where you can exercise every movement in the respiratory rhythm. So do not make any movement that you can not connect with the breath.
  • Bandha- Bandha describes subtle muscle contractions in certain areas of the body during yoga praxis. One differentiates Uddiyana, Mula, and Jalandara Bandha. Bandha can be translated with tape. This band passes through the body. By specifically activating the muscles involved, you will focus your body on and off, stabilize and protect your body, generate warmth and focus your mind.
  • Drishti- Drishti means a point of view. In Ashtanga Yoga, you can perform any movement with a fixed viewpoint. This focus will help you focus attention from the outside in, thus restoring your mind.

Course Fee and Available Dates

1st of Every Month 14th of Every Month 649 USD 799 USD
16th of Every Month 29th of Every Month 649 USD 799 USD

Booking amount due with the application fee is USD 200 (non-refundable advance towards the course fee) and remaining fee needs to be paid on arrival.

Course Fee Includes

  1. Textbooks, Manual, and other printed course materials
  2. Lessons from 6 professional yoga and meditation teachers and guest lecturers
  3. Use of yoga props during the course
  4. Vegetarian meals (3 times a day), 2 time tea
  5. Comfortable accommodation in the first established school in Rishikesh
  6. Local sightseeing two outdoor tour on weekend
  7. 1 Ayurvedic massage, and Shatkarma Kit (Cleansing techniques)

Excluding– Any other local travel or sightseeing, other items of personal nature.