Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Rishikesh, India

Hatha Yoga and it's benefits in yoga teacher training.

The word yoga comes from Sanskrit, an ancient Indian language. It is a derivation of the word yuj, which means yoking, as in a team of oxen. In contemporary practice, this is often interpreted as meaning union. Yoga is said to be for the purpose of uniting the mind, body, and spirit. Yoga is really about creating balance in the body through developing both strength and flexibility. This is done through the performance of poses or postures, each of which has specific physical benefits.

Yoga is a simple process of reversing the ordinary outward flow of energy and consciousness so that the mind becomes a dynamic center of direct perception no longer dependent upon the fallible senses but capable of actually experiencing Truth. By practicing the step-by-step methods of Yoga taking nothing for granted on emotional grounds or through blind faith we come to know our oneness with the Infinite Intelligence, Power, and Joy which gives life to all and which is the essence of our own Self.

Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Course Dates in Rishikesh India

TTC Dates Fee Info Status
1st February - 28th February 2015 1550 USD for one person/2900 USD for 2 persons Apply Now
8th March - 4th April 2015 1550 USD for one person/2900 USD for 2 persons Apply Now
12th April - 9th May 2015 1550 USD for one person/2900 USD for 2 persons Apply Now
17th May - 13th June 2015 1550 USD for one person/2900 USD for 2 persons Apply Now
28th June - 25th July 2015 1550 USD for one person/2900 USD for 2 persons Apply Now
2nd August - 30th August 2015 1550 USD for one person/2900 USD for 2 persons Apply Now
6th September - 4th October 2015 1550 USD for one person/2900 USD for 2 persons Apply Now
11th October - 8th November 2015 1550 USD for one person/2900 USD for 2 persons Apply Now
15th November - 13th December 2015 1550 USD for one person/2900 USD for 2 persons Apply Now

Joining our yoga teacher training in Rishikesh is the greatest way to take your yoga journey to the next level.

Yoga Teacher Training Certification 200 Hours Syllabus in Rishikesh India

At Kaivalya Yoga, we believe strongly in providing the absolute highest quality yoga teacher training program. We adhere to traditions, and our teachers are blessed with the traditional knowledge garnished over many millennia of yogic practice.

This intensive fully residential 200 hour teacher training in Rishikesh sets the foundation for a well-rounded yoga practice that will bring you benefits for the rest of your life. In this two hundred hours course, our dedicated faculty will share their expertise on all aspects of yoga: Shatkarmas, Asanas, Pranayama, Meditation, Mudras, Bandhas, Yoga Philosophy, Bhagvad Gita, Anatomy & Physiology of Hatha Yoga, and Ayurveda.

  • Shatkarmas - These ancient yogic cleansing techniques are practiced for purification of the body. There are six Shatkarmas in the Hatha tradition. They are used to help clear the body of excess mucus, fat, and bile, and should only be practiced under the guidance of a competent teacher.
  • Asanas - There are 84 asanas in the Hatha tradition. These poses are used to steady the body and mind, making the practitioner more energetic, free from disease, and ready for the practice of meditation. These are often the most familiar part of yoga tradition in the Western world.
  • Pranayamas - These practices utilize breathing to control and influence the flow of vital life force (prana) in the body. Pranayamas are practiced after asana practice. They should be practiced under the guidance of a competent teacher, as the effects of these techniques on the body can be quite powerful.
  • Meditation - Dhyana, or meditation, is the practice of calming the mind and body through controlling the thoughts, calming the senses, and deep concentration. There are many ancient yogic meditation practices, designed to bring the practitioner closer to spiritual awareness and understanding.
  • Mudras - Mudras are advanced yogic techniques that alter mood, attitude, and perception, thereby deepening awareness and concentration. They have a subtle but powerful effect on energy flow in the body and thus are a good preparation for deeper spiritual practices.
  • Bandhas - Bandhas are bodily locks that help to redirect the flow of energy in the body. They involve locking the chin, abdomen, and perennial region. As they are an advanced practice, they are best practiced individually under able instruction before being incorporated into other yogic practices.
  • Yoga Philosophy - For successful yoga practice, there must be an understanding of the ancient yoga philosophies as described in traditional texts.
  • Bhagvad Gita - This ancient text is one of the most important books for understanding modern yoga, as it outlines the origins of yoga philosophy as passed down through the centuries. A solid understanding of this scripture is necessary for anyone interested in the yoga traditions.
  • Anatomy & Physiology of Hatha Yoga - It's important for yoga teachers to understand the movements and range of motion of the human body, as well as the inner workings of the digestive, respiratory, circulatory, and nervous systems. This knowledge will help teachers to address the safety concerns of students and give proper adjustments, while helping students understand the full benefits and limitations of their practice.
  • Ayurveda - Ayurveda is an ancient yoga tradition of healing the body through better knowledge of both the internal and external functions. It encompasses nutrition and massage therapy that is practiced to improve the overall well-being of the body and mind.

Yoga TTC Daily Schedule, Rishikesh India

Time Schedule
6 A.M. Tea
6.30 - 8.00 A.M. Asanas
8.00 - 9.00 A.M. Pranayamas
9.00 - 10.00 A.M. Breakfast
10.00 - 11.00 A.M. Yoga Philosophy
11.00 - 12.00 A.M. Theory
12.00 - 2.00 P.M. Lunch & Rest
2.00 - 3.00 P.M. Physiology & Anatomy, Ayurveda
3.00 - 4.00 P.M. Meditation
4.00 - 5.00 P.M. Evening Tea
5.00 - 6.30 P.M. Asanas
7.00 P.M. Dinner
10.00 P.M. Lights off

* The Schedule may change depending upon the climate and other reasons some time.

Benefits of Traditional Hatha Yoga

1. Hatha Yoga is the most ancient style of yoga
Yoga originated over 4000 years ago in the Himalayas on the Indian subcontinent. Initially, Yoga began as a philosophy to help with concentration of the mind. Later on, the postures or Asanas were developed to aid in meditation. Hatha yoga was the first ever yoga system to combine asanas with deep breathing to assist in concentration. Some reliable texts like the Hatha yoga Pradipika, Goraksha Samhita, and Gherand Samhita were written between the 6th and 15th centuries A.D. There are also references to hatha yoga in the ancient Puranas and Upanishads. These texts give us a glimpse of the historical origins of hatha yoga. For many centuries, this textually-based Hatha yoga has been guiding spiritual aspirants around the world.

2. Hatha Yoga aims to generate balance
The main objective of hatha yoga is to create an absolute balance of the interrelated activities and processes in the physical body, mind, and energy fields. When this balance is created, the impulses generated in the body and mind start to awaken Sushumna Nadi, the central force responsible for the evolution of human consciousness.

3. Hatha Yoga is the most popular form of yoga
Most yoga styles practiced around the world are different forms of Hatha yoga. Over the years, yoga has developed and evolved into various disciplines. Today, many styles of yoga like Yin Yoga, Bikram Yoga, and Iyengar Yoga are increasing in popularity, which can be confusing for students deciding which style is best for them. However, all these forms of yoga are simply modifications of hatha yoga. In fact, any form of yoga that emphasizes postures and alignment originates from hatha yoga. Therefore, hatha yoga is considered the foundation for all yoga styles. Yoga practitioners of any style can improve their practice through a better understanding of hatha yoga in its original form.

4. Hatha Yoga is therapeutic
When the sages and rishis discovered the science of hatha yoga, they did not yet consider hatha yoga as a type of therapy. And yet, hatha yoga has proven itself to be very effective in the treatment of many impossible and incurable diseases. Hatha yoga practices do require more time and effort from the patient than other modern and conventional therapies, but they can also have more permanent and positive results. This makes hatha yoga practices very worthwhile as a form of therapy, not to mention that they can save enormous expenditures on medicines. The yogic principles of harmony and unification are what makes yoga therapy so powerful and effective.

5. Hatha Yoga has more ancient texts than any other yoga style
There are many reliable texts available on hatha yoga: the Hatha Yoga Pradipika by Yogi Swatmarama, Goraksha Samhita by Yogi Gorakhnath, Gherand Samhita by great sage Gherand, and Hatharatnavali by Srinivasabhatta Mahayogindra. These texts are must-reads for any dedicated yoga practitioner. In addition to these ancient books, contemporary gurus like Swami Sivananda Saraswati, Swami Satyananda Saraswati, Yoga guru Yogeshwaranandji, and Guru Shri Kuvalyanandji have also written numerous texts with authentic proofs on the great tradition of Hatha yoga.

6. Maximum scientific research has been done on Hatha yoga
Hatha yoga is a science that has been practiced for thousands of years. It consists of ancient theories, observations, and principles about the connection between mind and body, all of which are only now being proven by modern science. Substantial research has been conducted on the health benefits of hatha yoga. These benefits arise in combination from posture practice, Pranayamas, and meditation on a physiological, psychological, and biochemical level.

What is Included in the YTT Course Fees?

Upon arrival in Rishikesh, you will receive all your course materials and a shatkarma kit. Each student will receive everything they need for the course. The on-site yoga room is filled with all necessary props and yoga mats, so students do not need to worry about bringing their own.

Your residential stay (28 nights in Rishikesh, 1 night in Delhi) is also included in the course fee. We believe that students should have a simple time getting from the airport in Delhi to their yoga teacher training destination, so we also provide the following inclusions:

  • Pick up from the airport.
  • Overnight stay facility in Delhi.
  • Private transfer from Delhi to Rishikesh by car.
  • Exclusive accommodation (1 person in one room, not sharing or dormitory) with private bathroom and free Wi- Fi in Rishikesh.
  • Three freshly prepared meals with two times tea everyday.
  • All study material and shatkarma kit.
  • Certificate from Yoga Alliance International.
  • Diagnosis of each and every participant on Ayurveda basis.
  • Extra curricular activities like trekking, River rafting (depending on availability), local sight seeing,etc. on every weekend.

At Kaivalya Yoga, we put the utmost importance on providing a quality teacher training experience for our students. Our goal is to make you a complete yoga teacher by giving you an understanding about all aspects of the ancient traditional yoga. You’ll learn the ancient cleansing techniques to purify and detoxify your body, understand your dietary needs with our individual ayurvedic nutrition consultations, and adhere to a yoga lifestyle by following the rhythms of nature and waking up to start the day with 6am sun salutations.

With this solid basis in yoga tradition, your body and mind will be better prepared for our rigorous daily practice of asanas (Hatha postures), pranayamas (breathing techniques to control and calm your mind), and meditation.

As students learn the ancient traditions with us, many are surprised to find that there are fundamental differences between the way yoga is taught in India and the West. Many yoga schools in the West focus only on the physical practice of yoga asanas, treating yoga as an exercise class rather than a fundamental philosophy for uniting the mind and body through meditation. Even many great yoga teachers in the West neglect the practices of pranayama and meditation. Without a complete knowledge of yoga, dedicated yoga students may spend many years on the physical practice only to find themselves wondering what next step they should take on their spiritual journeys.


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