The 500-hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh India is a master level yoga training course that is more elaborate and in-depth yoga. Considering it is a 500-hour training course, the topics covered are in more detail as well as students get more time for practicing yoga. The curriculum of 500 hours Yoga Teacher Training course is a blend of various types of yoga that includes Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Ashtanga Flow Vinyasa Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation, Mantra Chanting & Keertan, Mudra and Bandha poses, Ayurveda, Relaxation Techniques, Human Anatomy, History of Yoga, and philosophy of yoga with various type of alignments and yoga teaching techniques.
This training allows you to cover the whole procedure of Yoga Alliance certified at one time. You can register with Yoga Alliance, USA as an RYT-500 teacher on completing it. This course provides you a better knowledge about all ASANAS, teaching ecology, Anatomy, and philosophy of all types of yoga. It aims to improve the skills of yoga and nurture them by enthusiasts. As we all know ‘RISHIKESH’is a spiritual birthplace of yoga and it is best to get trained from there instead of anywhere. Swamini Yog Peeth offers you the most qualitative certified training of 500 hours in India.
Here at Swamini Yog Peeth is a renowned yoga training hub that actually focuses on spiritualistic knowledge of yoga. We are trying to combine the old philosophy of yoga into modern methods which help you to cope up with the regular lifestyle. Modern practices attract a versatile approach to yoga. Our certified students show their caliber to train all types of yogic asanas and philosophies Give your career of yoga teaching a professional edge with a final touch under the professional trainer's guidance. Yoga Alliance approved program gives extensive exposure and one to one interaction sessions with teachers. Experience and learn new teaching techniques, approaches to sequencing attention from trainers in the 500 hours Yoga Teacher Training program.
In this level, students learn about the 84 Asanas incomplete syllabus. These 500 hours Yoga Teacher Training Course — students complete in 55 days or in 2 separate courses: 200 hours (25 days) + 300 hours (30 days). Advance students will understand that the purpose of Hatha Yoga is "to gain control of the breath" to enable pranayama to work through using the six purifications. The practice of asanas is not for the body but to bring steadiness, health, and lightness of limb. A steady and pleasant posture produces mental equilibrium and prevents fickleness of mind. They bring agility, balance, endurance, and "great vitality", developing the body to a "fine physique which is strong and elastic without being muscle-bound. The real importance is the way to train the mind to conquer the body and making it a fit gross body for the soul to reside within.
Historically, asanas are named after plants, insects, fish and amphibians, reptiles, birds, and quadrupeds as well as "legendary heroes", sages, and avatars of Hindu Gods. They are merely "illustrating spiritual evolution'. When we are performing asanas, we are taking the form of different creatures, from the lowest to the highest of the creation in which all breaths with the same Universal Soul. Through mastery of the asanas, the dualities like gain and loss, fame and shame or ego and humbleness disappear. When a muscle that is worked is able to relax means there is a distinction between dormancy and relaxation. Thus asanas had a spiritual purpose, serving to explore the conscious and unconscious mind. Being advance 500 Hours Yoga Teacher Training Course students, one must understand holistically the meaning of yoga and of its real purpose for life, according to ancient systems and believe.
According to Patanjaliasanas means,’’sthira sukham asanam’’ i.e’’ that position which is comfortable and steady’’.Asana is that state of body in which it may be kept easily. As a matter of fact, the ability to sit comfortably for an extended period of time in any position is called asana. Yoga asana gives fundamental skills of keeping our body fit and healthy.
One of the key aspects of the 200-hour yoga teacher training, Rishikesh syllabus is asana practice. Yogic postures comprise three hours of the daily schedule. Some of the other important benefits of asana practice are:
At the Yoga teacher training course in Rishikesh, you get to master the form of each of your Asanas and you'll also receive detailed instructions on the benefits of practicing each Asana. Complications and Contraindications for these positions as well as alternate Asanas will also be taught to help you attain mastery of your Yogic posturing.
|Sitting Postures / Meditative Postures||Baddha Padmasana||Dhyana Veerasana|
|Moolabandhasana||Eka / Dwi Pada Sirasana||Poorna Titali Asana|
|Standing Postures||Trikonasana (Variation 1 – 4 )||Utkatasana|
|Veerbadhrasana (Variation 1, 2)||Balancing Postures||Palm Balancing|
|Saral Natarajasana||Vatayanasana||Uttitha Hasta Padangusthasana|
|Eka Padasana||Eka Pada Pranamasana||Vriskshasana|
|Garudasana||Baka Dhyanasana||Eka Pada Baka Dhyanasana|
|Merudandasana||Dwi Hasta Bhujasana||Santolanasana|
|Padma Sarvangasana||Halasana||Vipareeta Karani Asana|
|Twisting Postures||Ardha Matyendrasana||Astha Vakrasana|
|Supta Udarakarshanasana||Meru Wakrasana||Parivritti Janu Sirshasana|
|Forward Bend Postures||Pada Prasar Paschimottanasana||Ardha Padma Paschimottanasana|
|Koormasana||Supta Pawanmuktasana||Back Bend Postures|
|Saral Bhujangasana||Tiryaka Bhujangasana||Saral Dharunasana|
|Sarpasana||Ardha Shalabhasana||Poorna Shalabhasana|
|Kandharasana||Ardha Chandrasana||Dynamic Postures|
Pranayam is the practice of breath control in yoga.’ prana’ means breath and ‘Yama’ stands for control or discipline. Maharshi Patanjali defines it in yoga sutra’’.It refers to breathing exercises that are used for relaxation, concentration, and meditation. In modern yoga as exercise, it consists of synchronizing the breath with movements between asanas but is also a distinct breathing exercise on its own, usually practiced after asanas.
Students will learn techniques to open vital energy centers in the body with the goal of becoming proficient enough to teach these skills to their students. Practical teaching experience will begin from the second week.
MahirishiPatanjali defines pranayama in ‘yoga sutra’ according to which there are following three stages of pranayama;
|Introduction of Pranayama||Natural Breathing||Abdominal Breathing|
|Chest Breathing or Thoracic Breathing||Clavicular Breathing||Yogic Breathing or Deep Breathing|
|Nadi Shodhana with inner & outer retention and Jalandar Bandha||Anuloma Viloma||Bhastrika|
|Surya Bedhi & Chandra Bedhi||Purak Kumbhak Rechak||Ujjayi|
|Kakimudhra||Bahya Pranayama||Karna Rogaanta Pranayama|
|BENEFITS OF PRANAYAM||Breathing techniques to improve respiratory functioning||Which in turn improves the functioning of all the systems|
|Natural breath – slow, rhythmic and diaphragmatic||Breath regulation for stress-related problems||Importance of Kumbhak/breath retention and its applications|
Yoga philosophy will cover the history and science behind the study of Yoga such as the understanding of the five elementary principles of Yogic practice; breathing, proper exercise, relaxation, diet, and meditation. Part of the 300-hour Yoga Teacher training, the Yoga philosophy class aims at equipping you with in-depth knowledge and understanding of Yoga not just in terms of postures, but the 'why' behind them. This class will prepare students to study and understand Patanjali's Yoga Sutras. Once a week, students will lead a discussion reflecting on the week's readings. Before class, students should write down one question on a notecard directly related to the day's reading and give this to the teacher at the start of class. This is aimed at improving classroom engagement and retention of the day's teachings.
|Why is Yoga?||Historic tradition of Yoga||Shiva and Shakti concept|
|Yoga Sutra||i. The four path of Yoga Sutra||ii. The discipline of life|
|Bhagavad Gita||i. Introduction and Meditation||ii. Sthita and Prajna|
|iv. Path of Devotion and Royal Path||v. The Profound Knowledge of Three Gunas||vi. The Knowledge of Field|
|Samkhya||i. Introduction to Samkhya||ii. Cause of Pain and Way of Self-realization|
|iii. Karma and Sanskara||iv. Stages of consciousness||Tantra|
|i. Introduction of Tantra||ii. Vijnana Bhairava Tantra||Kundalini Yoga|
|i. The Art of Kundalini Yoga||ii. The Kundalini Yoga works with Kundalini Energy||Yogi and Rishi and Avatar concept|
|The concept of mind, senses and soul|
Mudra can be described psychic, emotional gesture. It is a combination of subtle physical movements which influence our mind, pranic body, internal organ and concentration. There are hand mudra, body mudra, facial mudra thus Hand Mudra is most famous. When the Mudras is practiced at the highest level, it leads to awakening the Prana, Chakra, Kundalini which can bestow specific powers. Mudra manipulates Prana and eventually our Nadi and Chakra.
|Moola Bandha||Uddiyana Bandha||Jalandhar Bandha|
|Maha Bandha||Yoga Mudhra||Nasagra Mudhra|
|Gyana Mudhra||Hridaya Mudhra||Bhairava Mudhra|
|Jnana Mudhra||Prana Mudhra||Singha Mudhra|
Padmasana, Sidhasana and Samasana are the main asanas of the meditation sessions. By practicing these asanas, the meditation power of an individual is enhanced. The practice of these asanas should be done before performing meditation. In fact, meditation is done by remaining constant in these asanas. It is more beneficial to perform such asanas in a completely peaceful environment.
|Introduction of Meditation||OM Meditation||Mantra Chanting Meditation|
|Soham Meditation||Shiva Meditation||Yoga Nidra Meditation|
|Tratak (Candle) Meditation||Chakra Meditation||Buddha Meditation (Vipassna)|
|Inner Light Meditation||Prana Meditation||Kundalini Meditation|
|BENEFITS OF MEDITATION||Self-observation many levels either guided or by self||Learning the skill of how to guide students|
|The connection between breath and meditative state||Yogendra from beginners to advance level|
A Mantra is a sound that helps to keep your mind focused. Practicing mantras throughout life can be helpful to keep you focused, but they become especially helpful during your yoga and meditation practices. Mantras like om, Radhe Radhe, hare Krishna, etc helps to make your mind and soul peaceful. In Swamini Yog Peeth mantra chanting is done to regenerate the mental powers in the human body.
|Ganesha Mantra -Vakratunda Mahakaya||Shiva Mantra – Karpoora Gauram||Santhosham Santhi Mantra|
|Mangalam Mantra||Samarpanam Mantra||Twameva Sarvam Mantra|
|Om Mantra||Vaidika Shanthi Mantra (Dyoho Santhir Antararikagum)||Kirthana|
Yoga Anatomy is a study of the Subtle currents of energy that moves through the layers of three bodies. The Ancient yogi held the view that we actually have three bodies; Physical, Astral and Causal. Asana practice is a way of imposing order on the human system and use the poses in a proper alignment. We don't live to do Yoga but we do yoga in a proper way and proper sequencing so that we may live a healthy life. Basically, Yoga Anatomy comprises of breathing excercises, muscular and skeletal adjustment as well as correcting improper body alignment. Yoga Anatomy is a valuable resource that allows you to see each movement in an entirely new light. This approach will lead you logically through a wealth of musculoskeletal anatomy, bring the academic discourse to life, and permit you to understand the body's architecture and work with its safety.
Students will adopt anatomy and physiology relevant to yoga in order to strengthen their classroom discussion and corrections of asana. If you aim at becoming a yoga practitioner, it is vital to understand the functioning of the human body. As mentioned earlier, asanas have several underlying benefits to the body, and understanding the body helps you understand which Asanas to practice to strengthen each part of the body. Yoga involves stretching which lightens and re-aligns the muscle fibers, a strong understanding of the anatomy will help you be more attuned to your body and the changes happening in it.
Yoga philosophy will cover the history and science behind the study of Yoga such as the understanding of the five elementary principles of Yogic practice; breathing, proper exercise, relaxation, diet, and meditation. Part of the 200-hour Yoga Teacher training, the Yoga philosophy class aims at equipping you with in-depth knowledge and understanding of Yoga not just in terms of postures, but the 'why' behind them. This class will prepare students to study and understand Patanjali's Yoga Sutras. Once a week, students will lead a discussion reflecting on the week's readings. Before class, students should write down one question on a notecard directly related to the day's reading and give this to the teacher at the start of class. This is aimed at improving classroom engagement and retention of the day's teachings.
|1. Respiratory Systems||i. Anatomy and respiratory of physiology system||ii. Effect of Yoga practices and physiology of Pranayama|
|2. Skeleton Systems||i. Anatomy and biomechanics of joints||ii. Safe way of adjustments and modifications of asanas|
|3. Cardiovascular Systems||i. Structure and physiology of heart and blood vessels||ii. Blood pressured and effect of yoga practices|
|4. Digestive System||i. The work of Digestive System in the body||ii. How Digestion Effect Yoga|
|5. Endocrine Systems||i. The works of the Glands in the body||ii. The Action of Hormones|
|6. Nervous System and Plexus||i. The Nadis and Nerves||ii. The Function of Nervous Systems|
|7. Muscular Systems||i. The Functions of Muscular & Skeletal System||ii. The Effect of Yoga and Muscular System|
|iii. Muscular and Skeletal System effect the Posture of the Body|
Ayurveda or Ayurvedic medicine is a system of traditional Hindu medicine native to the Indian subcontinent. Contemporary practices derived from Ayurvedic traditions are a type of alternative medicine. Ayurveda is a discipline of the upaveda or "auxiliary knowledge" in Vedic tradition. The origins of Ayurveda are also found in the Atharvaveda, which contains 114 hymns and incantations described as magical cures for disease. Since then Ayurveda has stood for the wholesome physical, mental and spiritual growth of humanity around the world. Today, it's a unique, indispensable branch of medicine, a complete naturalistic system that depends on the diagnosis of your body's humours - vata, pitta and kapha - to achieve the right balance.
|The holistic health||The sub-doshas 1||The sub-doshas 2|
|Fasting (colon cleansing)||Panchakarma 1 & 2|
|Positive & conscious communication Friendship and trust||Time management||Qualities of a teacher|
|Principles of demonstrating, observation, assisting, correcting||Use of voice in class||Mental & emotional preparation for teaching|
|Class preparation||Step by step class structure planning|
Our Yoga Ashram in India offers comfy accommodation to the students. We have neat and clean rooms with attached bathrooms. Each room is airy, ventilated and packed with all the necessary facilities. The school ensures none of the students face any problem, and each student has a comfortable stay. You also get free Wi-Fi in your room.
The food Indian Vegetarian with multi-cuisine as well to pamper the taste of international students - is prepared in a hygienic way with natural ingredients, like herbs and Indian spices. You will get three meals in a day - breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Since they will be packed with nutritional elements, all will be a wholesome diet. Additionally, in Yoga Training India, you will also get healthy drinks and herbal tea in your daily diet. Salads, fruits, and beverages will also be catered and you can opt for either a vegan diet, gluten-free diet and sattvic food (raw food).
Yoga Teacher Training Course at Swamini Yog Peeth schedule is designed in very balanced way and comprehensive way that it keeps the student in contemplation of the subject throughout the day and also some the personal time. The schedule is the best integration of theory and practice of yoga. It also allows the student to stay energetic for all the classes. The daily schedule of the course as follows:
05:30 - 05:45 AM
05:45 - 06:00 AM
06:00 - 07:45 AM
Classical Hatha Yoga
07:45 - 09:00 AM
09:00 - 10:30 AM
10:30 - 11:30 PM
11:45 - 12:45 PM
01:00 - 02:00 PM
02:00 - 03:00 PM
03:00 - 04:00 PM
04:15 - 05:45 PM
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga
06:00 - 07:00 PM
07:30 - 08:00 PM
When you are ready to register for any of the courses or programs at Swamini Yog Peeth, please submit the Application / Registration Form online or feel free to contact us so we can further assist yours with your registration. We will send you confirmation of your registration within one week after receiving your required forms and documents. After we have confirmed your place and registration in the course, you need to pay 200 US$ as a non-refundable deposit which is part of the course fee. You will be asked to pay the remaining balance upon arrival in Rishikesh or before arriving. After you have sent your deposit, please email us a copy of the receipt or proof of deposit so we can complete your registration. Applications are processed on a first come first serve basis. Swamini Yog Peeth maintains the right to accept or reject any application without providing an explanation.
India requires that all foreigners obtain a Visa prior to arrival in India. Please be sure to give yourself ample time to arrange an Indian Tourist Visa through an Indian Consulate or Visa Services Company before leaving your home country and traveling to India. Also please arrange proper travel insurance and any other requirements you may have (i.e. bank arrangements, healthcare) before traveling.
You are welcome to bring your laptop, cameras, phones, tablets, or other electronics to use during your stay in India. Please choose to leave your valuables (such as jewelry) at home. If it is necessary to bring your valuables, please be sure you are able to keep them safe. Rishikesh is a safe city and Swamini Yog Peeth maintains your safety as a priority, however, theft happens everywhere and we cannot be responsible for any items of value that go missing.
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Arrival Airport as stated the website are those major terminus such as Delhi, Mumbai etc
Getting an Indian E–visa is easy and quick. The E–visa is processed within 72 hours, and you are required to apply for it at least four days before your departure.
Your passport photos and bio must be scanned/uploaded. Once the procedure is completed, you can print out your E–visa. For application and further instructions, you can visit the following links:
If your country is not under the e-Visa list, you will need to get the normal tourist visa, which should be valid for six months.
Apply one month before your arrival, at the very least.
Passport should valid for 6 months after the time of your arrival.
To attend training, you can use a normal Tourist Visa.
Upon your arrival in Rishikesh, India please make your way to Swamini Yog Peeth to meet us! we organize a meeting that is held on the first day of the course after the opening ceremony at 10 am. the purpose of this meeting is to introduce the students to the teachers, give the students the opportunity to meet one another and to familiarise themselves with space and course facilities. the Student opportunity to ask questions about the course and Rishikesh. It is mandatory that students attend the Meeting. You are welcome to arrive early in Rishikesh to either familiarise yourself with this beautiful city Rishikesh or to jumpstart your training course by practicing with us before your course begins.
If you have any questions about our Yoga Teacher Training course, related to registration, payment, visas, or any other query, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time. We will be more than happy to assist you further.
The social behavior of the students are great important. Every student will assessed for his/her behavior and it will be reflected in the certificate. Students should be cooperative with the teachers during the class, well mannerism and courtesy is our priority well in dressing and behavioral. The students 200 hours will be given test to qualify them before receiving their certificate.
Our well-experienced and professional yoga teachers can help you to meet your fitness goals. They will teach you basic to advanced level of yoga. Our yoga teachers are well educated and certified by ERYT-200, ERYT-300 and ERYT 500.
(Meditation & Philosophy Teacher)
(Pranayama & Meditation, Relaxation)
(Hatha Yoga Alignment & Adjustment)
(Anatomy & Physiology Teacher)
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My 200 hours Teacher Training in Swamini Yog Peeth was a fully pleasant personal and spiritual journey. The teachers were great and shared there valuable knowledge very generously. I grew regarding my knowledge about life, the yoga practise as well as also personally. The facilities were nice, quiet and good taken care off. The staff was friendly and the meals cooked with a lot of love. I can fully recommend going there. Namaste! 🙏🏼
I really enjoyed the 200hour Teacher Training in Swamini Yog Peeth, all the teachers are wonderful and caring! The food and the accommodation is top notch and luckily they have warm water. During my staying I broke my foot on my last 5 days and they were so helpful caring up and down the stairs on their back and i couldnt be more thankful for how well i was treated. It is a magical place!
Perfect place for Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, very good atmosphere, School located in peaceful part of the city of Rishikesh, teachers are quilified and experienced, Food Accommodation is top Level they aware of everything what they teach. Would come for my 300 hors back! Love you guys, Om Namah Shivaya!!!
I experienced my greatest time here in India In Swamini Yog Peeth! I came to this place to make my 200 Yoga Teacher Training but i got much more than that! I got a new family that constantly where there to help and guide me. It was an experience full of learning and growth. Thanks to our Guru kamal ji I could strengthen me mentally, spirituality and physically. He is an amazing teacher and human being. You also learn what yoga truly is which goes beyond making just beautiful poses.