Welcome to Yoga Vidya school, Rishikesh, your ultimate destination to gain spirituality, philosophical learning, and yogic knowledge. We are advantageously located in Rishikesh close to Mother Nature, in the foothills of Ganga, which is known for its spiritual energy. At Yoga Vidya School, you learn both the theoretical and practical knowledge of yoga and its postures ranging from our 200 hours teacher training course, 300 hour teacher training course, pranayama to alignment adjustment courses. Whether you are an intermediate yoga practitioner or an experienced yoga instructor looking to master the art of teaching advanced postures or a beginner yogic enthusiast, we cater all your requirements. We also take our students for various recreational activities like trekking, Ganga Aarti, outdoor yoga practice and river rafting for creating complete awareness regarding Mother Nature to our students.
Who is this course for ?
The 300 hours Yoga Teacher Training Course is designed for the intermediate and advanced level of students who have already mastered the beginner level 200 hrs teacher training course and are willing to learn the advanced level of Yogic science. This 300 hrs Yoga Teacher Training Course is not for beginners but an advanced Yoga Teacher Training Course for yoga teachers and yoga enthusiasts to get a deeper insight into yoga to improve their yoga teaching skills. This course is great for learners who are looking for their spiritual growth and better self-discipline with advanced yogic practices.
What is the purpose of this course ?
The main purpose of the yoga teacher training course is teaching the advanced level learning of yogic practices and yogic philosophy to the students. Our 300 hours Yoga teacher training course is more for the yoga instructors, yoga trainers and intermediate practitioners to increase their level of clarity. This course is a multi-style teacher training course which involves hatha yoga, ashtanga vinyasa and advanced variations of yoga from 200 hour yoga teacher training course.
What will I learn in this course ?
Our 300 hours Yoga Teacher Training course is designed with the only focus of instilling an advanced level of variations in yoga asana, pranayama for intermediate yogic practitioner, yoga instructors and yoga trainers. This course will be covering advanced level variations of Asana, Shatkarma, Mantra chanting, Meditation, Anatomy, Pranayama, Alignment and advancement, Physiology, Teaching Methodology etc. The students of 300 hours teacher training course, on weekends, will teach the students of 200 hours teacher training course which will be keenly monitored by our teachers; this will increase their level of clarity of teaching. Learners will also learn the bandhas, mudras and the cleansing techniques for the overall development of their body. Students will also be taken out for Ganga Artis, temples, caves because yoga is not just the knowledge of postures but also the study of nature and one’s consciousness.
Which Yoga style will I learn in the training ?
Our 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training course will include the advanced level practice of Hatha Yoga and Ashtanga yoga/vinyasa, which will help you to improve your skills in these styles and then master one to show your great endeavors to the world. This is an extensive yoga teacher training course with 6 days learning per week 7-8 hours per day. Yoga students will also practice the 2nd series of Ashtanga Vinyasa with advanced level postures and deeper knowledge of nature, philosophy, pranayama and teaching skills.
Being a teacher what can I learn from this course ?
Being a Yoga instructor or a Yoga trainer, you will learn the different variations in the yogic practices. The yogic postures may vary from person to person and body to body so it is the job of a good yoga teacher to adjust the proper yogic posture as per the student’s body. You’ll also be learning the advanced level of breathing practices (pranayama), yoga philosophy from the ancient yogic text such as yoga sutra Patanjali , Gherand Samhita, Shrimad Bhagvat Geeta, Hatha Yoga Pradeepika, Upnishada,etc. students will also learn chanting of mantras with harmonium and music in place. Projects will also be given to the students by the end of the 2nd week for which students have to prepare a detailed study on their respective project which will increase their theoretical and practical knowledge of yoga and its variation. Group discussion will also be held and students will lead the classes once in a week.
What is the eligibility to join this course ?
The eligibility to join 300 hrs yoga teacher training course is very simple; you must have completed your 200 hours yoga teacher training course. Simply put, this course is not for beginners; this is an advanced level course and requires a high degree of commitment. Students who have already completed their 200 hours teacher training course from us or any other yoga school can enroll with us for 300 hours teacher training course. This is an extremely intensive and excruciating course, which will require the student to be fit, both physically and mentally. If there is a previous injury, mention in the form.
What are the services offered ?
As soon as the student reaches the center, he/she will be handed over the study material and manuals required to be studied in the course after the opening ceremony. We also provide pick-up and drop facility when specifically asked for. We also take our students to various recreational activities like sunrise treks, massages, 12 km away cave near Ganga, Ganga Aarti and also river rafting during summers.
What is the fee for this course ?
The fee for the course is $1650. Initially, $210 needs to be paid for booking the seat which is not refundable and the balance amount needs to be paid at the time of arrival. Though the booking amount is not refundable, it can still be adjusted for any following batch in a period of not extending 1 year.
How to apply ?
The application process is very simple. You just need to go to our website and fill our registration form along with the payment. You will be required to make 2 copies of the form out of which 1 need to be e-mailed to our official email and other you need to carry with yourself on your arrival at the center.
|06:00 AM||Tea Time|
|06:30 A.M. - 08:00 A.M.||Asana-basement + Asana Sanskrit Name with Explanation|
|08:00 A.M. - 08:45 A.M.||Pranayama|
|09:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.||Breakfast|
|10:15 A.M. - 11:15 A.M.||Mantra / Alignment & Adjustment|
|11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.||Yoga Philosophy|
|12:00 P.M. - 03:00 P.M.||Lunch & Rest|
|03:00 P.M. - 04:00 P.M.||Anatomy / Teaching Methodology|
|04:15 P.M. - 05:45 P.M.||Asana Practice With Alignment|
|06:00 P.M. - 07:00 P.M.||Meditation|
300 Hours Yoga Teacher Training Curriculum
Pranayama (advance learning)
Mudra and Banda
Anatomy yoga ( therapy approach )
Alignment and Adjustment
Mantra chanting and Sanskrit
Yoga nidra and meditation
Yoga and ayurveda
“I've tried ashtanga and hatha with Prashant, and vinyasa with Ksenya. They are both absolutely superlative teachers with the ability to give fantastic alignments and adjustments, along with brilliant cues. Prashant is a great teacher for people who haven't done a lot of ashtanga before as he really cares about you being correctly aligned before moving into the fast flow. A super knowledgeable teacher with a really caring and funny demeanour. I wish I'd been able to do more of Ksenya's classes as they are by far the best vinyasa I've ever done by a long shot. Again, the focus is very much on the correct alignment, while her ability to guide and adjust makes you as a student feel very safe in her hands! They are all strong classes but you get so, so much out of them. I leave feeling so good and having learnt so much!;
“The liberty, the inside oneness and openess that I felt after Prashant's classes always fullfilled me. I could feel the energy rising as well as the expansion of my limits. It is with a deep work of precision, humor, gentleness and perseverance that he gives his class. Prashant allowed me to go deeper on my and others and open new pathways. He's on of those who inspire and stays next to you for time ahead. Thank Prashant to have align me in so many ways and brought me further on. See you soon;
“I've been doing yoga for about 7 years now and I teach ryoho yoga therapy. I was really looking for a traditional basic hatha class in rishikesh. Ksenia teaches both hatha and vinyasa flow. Both classes were excellent and I had the opportunity to do about 5 classes with her. Every class she prepared the body very well for the goal of the class ( could be shoulders, or hips or legs/knees etc). I really felt a positive change in body structure and I was able to go deeper into asanans. Ksenia gives the right cues to achieve subtle changes that are very important to enter the asanas in the right way and get the full benefit from them. And she is very encouraging and made me stay long in strong poses. I hope to return to Rishikesh and do a few more classes with her. She also recommended me a Indian physio lady who did some excellent work on my body. Thanks for the classes Ksenia, hope we meet again!”
“After spending almost 6 weeks with Prashant, I can certainly recommend his classes. His Hatha alignment classes brought a lot of light and understanding in my own practice. I also did Ashtanga with him, which was the first time I tried it. Now I love it. His way of teaching is full of passion and joy, he gives lots of explanations about the postures. He has a broad knowledge and influence of different styles, which I really enjoyed. I will definitely come back! ”
“I spent around 1 week looking for a good yoga school in Rishikesh before finding Yoga Vidhya. A friend of mine (a yoga instructor) recommended the place and after my first class with Ksenia I knew I found my class. A very professional, technical and friendly environment to practice yoga. I can genuinely recommend these guys to anyone - I loved my beginners classes, and my instructor friend seemed to love his full power ashtanga classes too. Enjoy! ”
“ I got the recommendation from a guy at the hostel.... It was the first yoga class in Laxman Jhula I attended and I ended up going only here. Prashantj is such a great teacher!!!! He focuses a lot on alignment and corrects your postures. The classes are small so he has got time to focus and help everyone. I wanna come back and to a TTC with him <3 The room is located opposite the German bakery! You'll see a big sign at the front with the yoga schedule.”
“I come to practice asanas because of my back problems: I suffer of double curve scoliosis, lordosis and kyphosis. Of course the normal practice of asanas helps to relieve the bother of this situation, but it does not solve the problem. When Prashant Guruji saw this situation he gave me right away the solution. I could not believe it! For 10 years I have been searching for a solution: I have been doing special exercises; I have been seeing special physiotherapist; special osteopaths, etc... but without any outcome. And just after 1 month of one simple exercise that Guruji gave me, I can feel the relief in my back. Not only he gave me this solution, but he also offer to check on my status through Skype or email, because the process of correct the spine is gonna take long. What can I say more than this? I am so grateful that his path cross with mine. He is a true professional and a beautiful person. I cannot thank him enough. ”