Introduction


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.

DAILY SCHEDULE


Time Schedule
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
07:30 P.M. Dinner

300 Hours Yoga Teacher Training Curriculum

Hatha yoga


  • Advanced practice of hatha yoga
  • Preparatory practices of asana
  • Hatha yoga practice from hatha yoga pradeepica
  • Difference between sun salutation and moon salutation
  • Hip opening sequence
  • Two main join opening series
  • Timing to stay in one pose
  • Teaching guidance practice of hatha yoga
  • Practice of hand stand
  • Arm balancing sequence
  • Grounding sequence of asana
  • Benefits of inversions in the practice
  • Sivanada yoga sequence
  • Difference between hatha yoga and raja yoga practice
  • Dynamic practice of hatha yoga

Pranayama (advance learning)


  • Surya bhedi pranayama sequence
  • Practice of swara yoga
  • Swara yoga practice to control the energy flow
  • Pranayam practice for eda nadi, pingala, nadi and sushumna nadi
  • Pranayam practice with locks
  • Advance practice of bhramari pranayama
  • Balancing sequence of kapalbhati pranayama, seetali pranayama, bhastrika pranayam, seetkari pranayama.
  • Inner cleansing pranayam technique
  • Pranayam for stress releasing

Mudra and Banda


  • Gyana mudra
  • Vishnu mudra
  • Ashwani mudra
  • Nasagrai mudra
  • Practice of khechari mudra
  • Jalandhar Bandha
  • Moola bandha
  • Uddiana Banda
  • Practice of maha Banda

Kriya yoga


  • Agnisara kriya
  • Practice of naoli kriya
  • Vamavritta naoli kriya
  • Dakhinavritta naoli kriya

Shatkarma practice


  • Practice of rubber neti and sutra neti
  • Vaman dhoti
  • Sankhaprakshalana(full body cleansing)

Ashtanga vinyasa


  • Full primary series
  • Practice of second series of ashtanga vinyasa
  • Backbend sequence
  • Philosophy of ashtanga vinyasa

Anatomy yoga ( therapy approach )


  • Advanced study of muscular system
  • Role of yogic practice in nervous system
  • Circulatory system in yogic practice
  • How to talk with the body during the intense yogic practice
  • Energy flow in inversions
  • Body work in yoga practice and in other practice
  • Yoga for back pain
  • Yoga practice for migraine

Yoga philosophy


  • Yoga sutra patanjali third chapter (vibhuti pad)
  • Patanjali yog sutra (Samadhi pad, sadhana pad)
  • History of yoga
  • Purusha and prakriti
  • Yogic explanation of “ha” and “tha”
  • Stories of ancient yogis and their powers
  • Philosophy of meditative mind
  • Chatusthay purusharta by sankhya yoga
  • Bhagvat geeta
  • Gherand samhita

Alignment and Adjustment


  • Self-improvement technique
  • Alignment of advance asana
  • Science of asana
  • 6 steps of doing the asana
  • How to breakdown the pose to get the right alignment
  • Yoga workshop( back bend, inversion)
  • Self-adjustment to improve the comfort with effort
  • Hands-on adjustment (light, strong)
  • How to know the level and capacity of the students
  • Preparation of the sequence for the special need(like hip opening)
  • Technique to adjust others with the safety
  • Commands on instruction
  • Quality of the teachers
  • Quality of the instruction
  • Yoga sequence for self-practice
  • How to choose the asana as per the body need
  • How to listen the body in the practice
  • Reason of the asana in animal name
  • Purpose of the asana practice and its goal
  • Philosophy of asana and pranayam according to shastras
  • Hand balance practice
  • Detailed study of 20 intermediate asana

Mantra chanting and Sanskrit


  • Food mantra
  • Guru ashtakam
  • Adiguru shankaracharya mantra
  • Bhagvat geeta shloka chant
  • Patanjali mantra
  • Yoga bhajan and sloka

Yoga nidra and meditation


  • Yoga nidra advanced practice for emotion
  • Deep sleep and turiya sleep
  • Yoga nidra as a tantric practice
  • State of self in yoga nidra
  • Chakra meditation
  • Sound meditation
  • Four traditional meditative postures
  • Prana meditation technique

Yoga and ayurveda


  • Connection between yoga and ayurveda
  • Difference between Yogic and ayurvedic food
  • Ayurvedic cooking class
  • Three gunas and their effect in the body
  • Basic ayurvedic checkup

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