200h Vinyasa
Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in Rishiskesh, India​

YogaUnion Returns to Its Roots!​

YogaUnion is travelling to the sacred place where yoga originated!

Are you ready to fulfill your dream of practicing yoga in India, following the ancient roots of this transformative practice? Join us in the magical setting of Rishikesh, known as the yoga capital of the world, and embark on a journey to become a certified yoga teacher.

Leave behind the familiar and open your mind to new possibilities. This is an opportunity to challenge yourself, break free from conditioning, and shift your perspective. Come grow, have fun, and develop physically, mentally, and spiritually with us.

Upcoming YTT Dates:

2024
September 22 – October 14 2024

2025
9th Feb – 3rd Mar 2025

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

  • YogaUnion challenges the status quo.
  • What we do transcends practice.
  • We learn, re-learn, We break and grow.
  • Every day, on our mats – we sweat, laugh, cry, together.
  • We are present and aware.
  • We support each other.
  • We embrace the challenge; we welcome uncertainty and seek change.
  • We do all, together. Build unbreakable bonds.
  • We enter an ever-growing community.
  • We become a family, a union. A YogaUnion.

Who we are:

  • YogaUnion has been delivering Yoga Teacher Training Courses (YTTC’s), based on Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow, an internationally accredited program with Yoga Alliance, for more than 15 years now.
  • Enchanted by their experiences in Bali, Greece & India, Ourania the founder of YogaUnion, decided to call India her new Yoga home. Bringing her experiences from their permanent home in Ubud (the cultural and yogic capital of Bali), all the way to India.

Why us?

  • We don’t make empty promises – we truly believe we deliver something very special here and know that our course changes lives. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience and we can guarantee that if you take a leap to commit, you will never look back.
  • It will be intense and challenging but know that you will come out on the other side stronger – mentally and physically. We’re delivering life-changing transformations.
  • We really hope that you will join us here soon.

Course Snapshot:

Group Sizes: 15-25 Students
Yoga Style: Hatha Vinyasa Mix
Course Length: 23 Days
Food: Vegetarian, plant-based
Skill level: All Levels
Certifications: Yoga Alliance
Location: Rishikesh, India

What’s included?

22 nights accommodation
3 meals a day
Tuition fees
Course material
Yoga Alliance diploma


THE COURSE:

Based on thousands of hours of experience from all over the world, Ourania carefully created and shaped the course to deliver the most educational, life-changing experience. The training is designed to challenge and develop individuals at all levels.
Our 200hr course specialises in Hatha Vinyasa Yoga, with a strong focus on the Asana practice.

We focus on:

  • Building your confidence, skills and profound knowledge
  • Comprehensive understanding of Hatha Vinyasa based on Ashtanga practice
  • Asana analysis & adjustment theory
  • We help you to build the solid practice
  • Deep understanding of Pranayama and Meditation practice – Chanting
  • Afternoon workshops and practicing of various style of yoga such as Yin, Restorative Yoga and Hatha.
  • Methodology, theory, philosophy and anatomy/physiology
  • Insights into basic Ayurveda, nutrition, healing, rejuvenation in relation to yoga practice
  • We train you to be the best yoga teachers
  • The business aspect of yoga

YOU CAN EXPECT:

Each day will start with an hour of pranayama, meditation, and mantra chanting, followed by a Vinyasa flow class.

Late mornings will focus on a deep exploration of asanas, emphasizing alignment, adjustments, and teaching methodology. The theoretical aspects of asanas will be covered in this session.

In the early afternoons, you will study either Yoga Philosophy or Anatomy, with the topics alternating each day.

The afternoon sessions will concentrate on restorative styles of yoga, including Yin, Hatha, and Nidra, along with specialized workshops.

Our approach is far from traditional; we maintain a high standard of teaching while ensuring that our classes are engaging, interactive, and enjoyable.

You will have 1 day off per week, usually Sundays where you get to relax or enjoy the surroundings.

Daily schedule example:
07:00-8:00 PRANAYAMA
8:00-10:00 VINYASA
10:00-11:00 BREAKFAST
11:00-13:00 ALIGNMENT
13:00-15:00 LUNCH
15:00-16:30 ANATOMY / PHILOSOPHY
16.45-18:30 WORKSHOP / AFTERNOON CLASSES
19:00 DINNER

HYGIENE PRACTISES

The safety of our students is our top priority and we continuously follow all up-to-date safety protocols, as well as local authorities requirements.

A few important things to note:

To comply with safety regulations, students must maintain high standards of hygiene.

We are doing all we can to make sure that we will greet you with health and happiness!

RISHIKESH, INDIA

Rishikesh, nestled in the picturesque foothills of the Himalayas in northern India, is renowned as the yoga capital of the world. It offers a serene and peaceful way of life, allowing visitors to experience a unique blend of spirituality and natural beauty.

Manikut Hotel, our recommended accommodation, is situated amidst lush highlands, with breathtaking views of the river and mountains. This setting provides a delightful blend of tropical ambiance and Himalayan splendor.

Conveniently located, Manikut Hotel offers easy access to urban amenities such as restaurants, cafes, and tourist attractions, all within a short distance. We highly recommend this location to those seeking to immerse themselves in the beauty of a simple and authentic yogic lifestyle.

ARE YOU READY TO ESCAPE THE STRESS OF LIFE IN THE CITY AND GET LOST IN THE MAGIC OF INDIAN TRADITION?

JOIN US IN MYSTICAL RISHIKESH!

Private Room

1800
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Double Room

1650
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Book your spot now by completing the form below and our team will reply shortly with your payment link and booking details!

COMPLETION:

Teaching

Delivering a 30 minutes Vinyasa flow class to your fellow yogis and receiving constructive feedback from your head teacher.

Taking a 3 hour written exam focused on Asana analysis, Philosophy & Anatomy.

Diploma

Successful graduates of the course receive an internationally recognized certification by the Yoga Alliance.

We believe that whether one decides to teach or not after the training is of little importance.
This experience will allow you to grow and develop in a physical, mental and spiritual level.
It will be a journey inwards and a cornerstone in the ultimate quest is self-realization and self-love.

YOGIC DIET

YogaUnion has partnered with Manikut Hotel to provide top-notch nutrition for our participants. Students will follow a yogic diet consisting of vegetarian, plant-based foods.

Manikut boasts an exceptional team of Health Food Chefs dedicated to making your stay unforgettable. They source the best local, organic products, exotic fruits, and superfoods to create a balanced menu that showcases some of the finest tastes India has to offer.

 

THINGS TO DO (with extra payment)

Rishikesh offers a plethora of activities set amidst stunning natural surroundings, ranging from scenic hikes to exploration of historic sites. Whether you’re seeking adventure or a deeper connection with nature and history, Rishikesh has something for everyone.

Fill your free time by scheduling activities with us such as attractions visit to:

  • Triveni Ghat
  • Neer Waterfall
  • Patna Waterfall
  • The Beatles Ashram
  • Lakshman Jhula Bridge
  • Kunjapuri Devi Temple
  • Parmarth Niketan (Ganga Arti)
    Rafting (Holy Ganga River)

Our Curriculum

in more detail:

Prana – breath, Yama – control – in accordance with the great yogis, breath equals to energy flow.

Every morning will begin with pranayama classes, where you will have the chance to get grounded, look inwards and set intention and energy for the day ahead. You will practice your breath and gain conscious awareness of your body.

In this class you will learn and practice:

  • Yogic breathing
  • Nadi Shodhana (alternate nostril breathing)
  • Bhramari (humming bee breath)
  • Ujjayi (the psychic or victorious breath)
  • Bhastrika (bellows breath)
  • Kapalbhati (frontal brain cleansing breath

This class focuses on analysing and dissecting basic & advanced postures. You’ll learn the correct alignment based on the traditional approach and in line with body mechanics, understand how to offer hands-on adjustments and how to structure them in a Vinyasa class. The teachers will always be present in your practice, observing and providing feedback.

In this class you will learn:

  • Analysis of the 80 postures and more (arm balances, back-bends, and inversions)
  • Modifications, other variations, and advanced variation of all postures
  • How to use yoga props in your yoga practice
  • Adjustment (physical & verbal) theory and hands-on practice

We will travel back in time to India and dive deep into the origins of yoga and how it reached today’s modern form. Focusing on philosophical concepts, you will learn how to adapt and apply them to our modern lives. These lessons are held in a conversational format, which enables students to actively engage and explore meanings through their own vision and stories.

In this class you will learn and discuss:

  • History and meaning of yoga
  • The eight-limb path of yoga according to Patanjali
  • Prana, Vayus, Nadis, Chakras, Kundalini
  • The Gunas, Doshas, Introduction to a yogic diet
  • Mudras, Bandhas (energy locks) and Mantras
  • The meaning of Om
  • Lifestyle and ethics as a yoga practitioner and a teacher

You will take a deep dive into the understanding of the human body in today’s modern world, with a focus on the nervous, skeletal and muscular system. You will gain a deep understanding of how these systems work in harmony to create movement and gain the ability to articulate this through your yoga practice, teaching and everyday life.
This class is delivered in a conversational setting. Over the years, we have been able to master the delivery of complex concepts in a fun, interactive and intuitive way.

In this class you will learn and discuss:

  • Introduction to Anatomy and different body systems
  • Analysis of the skeletal system & connective tissue, muscular system and the nervous system
  • Movement analysis of all major joints and muscles and direct application to yoga practice & asanas

We believe that you begin teaching from the moment you enter our shala. We aim for the lessons to be confidence-building and progressive. You’ll start with one-to-one lessons and gradually moving to bigger groups of students, eventually, you delivering a 30 minutes class to your fellow yogis. Through regular feedback by teachers and fellow students, you will have a chance to improve as you go along and about finding your unique voice and style as a teacher.

In this class you will learn and practice:

  • YogaUnion Vinyasa structure & principles
  • Practice teaching & receiving feedback
  • Learn & practice hands-on adjustment
  • Instruction, teaching styles, and qualities of a teacher
  • Voice projection and floor presence
  • Planning and structuring a class
  • Dealing with injuries and safety precautions

The afternoon classes will serve to introduce the students to various styles of yoga, in addition to core course specification. Alternating, you will take part in restorative practice and themed workshops.

RESTORATIVE
To compliment your morning dynamic Yang practice, the afternoons will focus on Yin practice. The classes will feature Yin yoga, Yoga Nidra, Restorative, Gentle Hatha.

WORKSHOPS
Asana-related, these workshops will cover handstands, hip openers, fun modules like partner yoga and spiritual immersions such as eye gazing and bhakti.

We are not just a teaching course, we are a community, helping and supporting each other throughout this profound journey.

You will form deep bonds that transcend friendship and leave with the knowledge and a union for life.
We can’t wait for you to become part of YogaUnion
-Ourania, Spyros & The YogaUnion Family