INDIA-RISHIKESH

200hr YOGA TEACHER TRAINING


Leave behind your previous life, open your mind to new possibilities

YogaUnion is travelling to the sacred place where yoga originated!

10 April 2022 - 2 May 2022

Prepare to embark on a journey of self-growth and self-development through yoga, in the holy city of Rishikesh,  the ancient capital of Yoga and meditation.  Set against the backdrop of Himalayas and with the pristine Ganga river flowing through it, will make for an unforgettable, life-changing experience. Join us..

HIGHLIGHTS

 

 All inclusive packages – from €1490

22 nights stay/ 6 days per week training/3 meals per day

Course, materials, lessons and exams in English language

Maximum participants 25

YogaAlliance certification

THE EXPERIENCE

OUR SIGNATURE COURSE

Based on thousands of hours of experience from all over the world, Yoga Union has 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 Vinyasa Ashtanga Yoga, with a strong focus on the breath and how to combine it with movement.

WITH A FOCUS ON

– Building your confidence, skills and profound knowledge

– Comprehensive understanding of Vinyasa & Ashtanga practice

– Asana analysis & adjustment theory

– Teaching Methodology and lesson structuring

– Functional anatomy & movement biomechanics and application to yoga practice

– Insights into basic Yogic philosophy & ethics, Ayurveda, healing & rejuvenation in relation to yoga practice

– The business aspect of yoga

YOU CAN EXPECT

Daily, mornings will begin with an hour of pranayama, meditation and mantra chanting, followed by a Vinyasa flow class.

Early afternoons will be spent learning asana alignment, adjustments & teaching methodology. You will dive into the theoretical part, studying Yoga Philosophy or Anatomy (alternating days).

The afternoon lessons will be focused on restorative styles of yoga such as Yin, Hatha, Nidra and specialized workshops.

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

DAILY SCHEDULE EXAMPLE

Time Classes
07:00-8:00Pranayama
8:00-10:00Vinyasa
10:00-11:00Breakfast
11:00-13:00Anatomy
13:00-15:00Lunch
15:00-16:45Alignment
17:00-18:30Workshop
19:00Dinner

LOCATION

Rishikesh is a small city in Northern India, scenically located where the famous Ganges river flows down from the majestic mountains of Himalayas. The ancient city is considered holy by the Hindu population and the capital of Yoga and meditation. The vibrant and colorful city awaits yoga enthusiasts and cosmic travellers to explore its mystery get lost in the magic..

ACCOMMODATION

You will be staying in Manikut hotel, surrounded by the lush highlands and overlooking the Ganges river and the Himalayan alpines.

The neighborhood offers the convenience of urban lifestyle with its graphic little restaurants, cafes and shops all the while being surrounded by nature, ancient temples and mysterious ashrams.

 

nutrition

This course includes daily vegetarian breakfast, lite lunch (salad and one plate) and dinner buffets, from Mondays to Saturdays. 

YogaUnion has partnered with Manikut hotel who holds an excellent team of Health food chefs, offering us the most tasteful, traditional Indian recipes using local, organic produce.

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EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

From scenic hikes to historic sites exploration, Rishikesh
offers plenty activities in gorgeous natural settings.
Fill your free time by scheduling activities with us such as:
– Triveni Ghat
– Neer Waterfall
– Patna Waterfall
– The Beatles Ashram
– Lakshman Jhula Bridge
– Kunjapuri Devi Temple
– Parmarth Niketan (Ganga Arti)
– Rafting (Holy Ganga River)

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!

shared double room

1490 FULL COURSE
  • 22 nights accommodation
  • 3 meals a day
  • Tuition fees
  • Course material
  • Yoga Alliance diploma

PRIVATE
room

1690 FULL COURSE
  • 22 nights accommodation
  • 3 meals a day
  • Tuition fees
  • Course material
  • Yoga Alliance diploma

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

COMPLETION

Teaching

As part of your final examination, you will be required to deliver a 30 minutes Vinyasa flow class to your fellow yogis.

Written examination the course will end with a 3 hour written examination focused on Asana analysis, philosophy & anatomy.

DIPLOMA

Successful graduates of the course receive an internationally recognized certification by the Yoga Alliance for the 200 hours standard for Registered Yoga Schools (RYS).

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)

Our approach to the traditional style of Vinyasa & Ashtanga, enhanced and refined with the newfound knowledge and information we are blessed to have learnt from years of exploration and practice. 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

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 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

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:

  • Yoga Union Vinyasa structure & principles
  • Practice teaching & receiving feedback
  • Observing others teaching & giving 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 cacao ceremonies, ecstatic dance, eye gazing and bhakti.