Beginner's Course For Yoga Lovers
100 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India is for seekers who wish to learn about and experience Yoga in its most authentic and purest form. Our school, Rishikesh Yogkulam, situated in the heart of Rishikesh offers 100 Hour YTTCs, 200 Hour YTTC., 300 Hour YTTC. and 500 Hour YTTC.
The 100 Hour course is specially designed for novices and is a breakdown of the 200 Hour YTTC. It is a two-week long, complete immersion beginner course for individuals aspiring to step into the world of Yoga and begin their journey.
The course focuses on expounding and strengthening the understanding of various basic concepts and fundamentals of Yoga and simultaneously helps you slow down, live in the present moment and connect to your true self, inspiring self-discovery on a physical and spiritual level.
Backed by millennia of experience, our 100 Hour YTTC in Rishikesh is a perfect blend of both - theory and practice! With a range of subjects from Anatomy and Physiology, Yoga philosophy, Pranayama, Meditation, Sanskrit terminologies and Mantras to Asanas and Posture Integration, this course focuses on the fundamentals of Yoga, making it an ideal course for beginners. All through, we ensure a conducive environment dedicated to learning and growth.
A key highlight of this course is that it not only helps you master alignment and adjustment making you able to monitor and sharpen your own practice! Take your first step into the magnificent world of Yoga by enrolling yourself for an empowering Yoga Teacher Training Course today!
What Get With This Course?
Are you looking to take your yoga practice to the next level? The 100-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh is here for that purpose. This intensive course will help you cultivate a deeper connection with yourself and amplify your spiritual growth through mastering various techniques of asana, pranayama, meditation & more! Become an empowered yogi today by taking this renowned journey.
Yoga brings harmony and balance between the individual's body, mind, and spirit. Known for its ability to reduce ego-driven thoughts and behaviors while cultivating spiritual awakening, its Sanskrit root Yuj ("to yoke" or "unite") lies at the core of yoga's transformative power hence why it has been practiced across cultures for centuries.
Our 100-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh is your perfect opportunity to become an authorized teacher, with this comprehensive course designed for passionate yogis seeking a healthier lifestyle. Flexibility and peace of mind are just some of its remarkable benefits. You are a course away from transforming yourself through knowledge & practice.
This course is an expertly thought challenge guaranteed to take your teaching skillset and future planning capabilities to the next level. Developing a mastery of making decisions in complicated scenarios while also honing mental and physical faculties - this course will arm you with top-notch proficiency that will surely be useful for years down the road.
Explore your inner self through this extensive course. Receive an in-depth understanding of yoga's foundational theories and histories while learning vital asanas for any yogi journey. In addition, take away invaluable knowledge on diet needs, posture control techniques & purity ceremonies from our experienced teachers, enabling you to become a successful instructor with newfound confidence.
This Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh is a holistic module designed to empower students with the skills necessary to become professional yoga instructors. It combines theoretical, practical, and intuitive knowledge into one program - guaranteeing you step out prepared for success!
With individual teacher sessions focused on developing confidence and eliminating doubts, this course equals those of internationally-recognized programs – making it an exciting opportunity for all who share a passion for teaching yoga. The course will also take you on a journey of self-discovery and exploration, allowing you to deepen your understanding of yoga's historical fundamentals and theories.
Get the inside scoop on yoga mastery with our best yoga school in Rishikesh! Experience all that Hatha Vinyas Yoga has to offer and learn from professionals. Transform your practice by tapping into an immersive, dynamic training module designed for maximum benefit.
Some Main Topics
Hatha is the Sanskrit word formed by combining two different words, "Ha" and "Tha". Ha means Sun and Tha means Moon. Basically, this style of yoga is the yoga of balance and harmony for the body, mind, and spirit. It includes a set of physical postures and varied breathing techniques. It is said to be one of the oldest systems in the world which have been used for many centuries. Lord Shiva was the first to do Hatha Yoga, so its mainstream has been Shaiva but later Siddhas and Naths continued the tradition of Hatha Yoga. The followers of Gorakhnath used to practice Hatha Yoga. Hatha Yoga is an important series of asanas in Beginner level yoga practice.
Hatha Yoga is much more than just simple asana practice. It is a way to attain the ultimate stage of Samadhi. The stage where a person becomes free from every type of illusion and disturbance. As Hatha is related to the Sun and Moon energy of the body, the practice is done to purify the Pingla or Solar Nadi and Ida or Lunar Nadi. Nadis are the energy channels of the body. Hatha Yoga can also be termed as part of Raja Yoga but without Yamas and Niyamas. Whenever you are practicing any yoga asanas and the right form of Pranayama, you are actually practicing Hatha.
100 Hours Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh at Rishikesh Yogkuklam includes a class on Hatha Yoga Practice which makes you aware of the correct sequencing and breathing practice with different asanas. Learn to perform and reap maximum benefits with Hatha Yoga under the right teachings by experienced gurus of our yoga school who help you at every step needed and further makes your practice more happening.
Vinyasa Yoga is linking postural movements with breath. It can also be considered the free Ashtanga Vinyasa style. It includes moving from one pose to another with the right synchronization of the breath. Sometimes, it is also referred to as Power Yoga. The interesting part of Vinyasa classes is that you will never find two classes alike as there is a variety of postures in them. Unlike other yoga styles like Bikram Yoga or Ashtanga Yoga; Vinyasa Yoga keeps showing variations. Though the sequence may be fixed in the Vinyasa style yet variations in postures are seen.
One such simple example of a Vinyasa style of yoga is A Cat-Cow Stretch or Chakravakasana. An example of a complex vinyasa is Surya Namaskar or A Sun Salutation. Each movement of Suryanamaskar is maintained with inhalation and exhalation of the breath. It not only keeps you active but is also an excellent way to maintain your health. It reduces stress and improves the cardiac fitness of the body. It also improves the emotional and spiritual growth of the body, keeping you away from negative surroundings and thoughts.
Rishikesh Yogkulam offers 100 Hours Yoga TTC in Rishikesh which includes theoretical and practical sessions of Vinyasa Yoga. The practical classes include the vinyasa asana series by professional teachers and gurus of the respective fields. You might find the class challenging but in the end, this will come up as the best part of your 100 Hours Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh. You get to evolve yourself deeper with the practice of the Vinyasa style.
Ashtanga is a Sanskrit word meaning Eight-limbed, where Ashta stands for eight and anga for limb. In simple words, it is an eight-limb yoga which leads you to the path of Samadhi or the utmost pleasure. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali were compiled around 200 CE by Sage Patanjali and describe ancient text on yoga. Sadhana Pada of the text states "Yama-niyama-asana-pranayama-pratyahara-dharana-dyana-samadhyaya-astavangani”, translated as "yama, niyama, asana, pranayama, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, and samadhi are the eight limbs of yoga”
100 Hours Yoga TTC in Rishikesh discovers divinity residing within us with the practice of Ashtanga Yoga. It is actually a process of going deeper into yourself to achieve a state of bliss at the end. Ashtanga Yoga demands a high level of rigorous physical strength and flexibility. So, whether you are at starting of your journey or learning the deep core of it or planning for some goals change, Ashtanga Yoga Class in your schedule keeps your body and mind, healthy and strong.
At Rishikesh Yogkulam, we offer 100 Hours Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh. Ashtanga Yoga class starts with Asana (the third limb of Ashtanga). The continuous process takes you to the stage of Sadhana or spiritual practice. Asana is a physical workout which readily makes your mind and soul feel better. Taking care of our physical body is believed as the prime duty by the great sages.
One needs to invest time in making mental health and fitness as much as one is investing in physical fitness. Thinking about how to achieve this? Exercise is the way to get a healthy physique, in the same way, mental exercise is needed to maintain a healthy mind. Meditation is one proven exercise which helps you build strong mental fitness. Defining meditation is somehow a tricky task as it is much more than just a set of exercises. It is a technique that encourages a high point of awareness and focused attention. It even shows many benefits in psychological well-being.
Meditation is also about making you a better person. The 100 Hours Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh describes various types of meditation which gives various benefits. From making you relax to reducing anxiety and stress; meditation is believed as a tool to improve overall health and fitness. It is not a new practice, indeed it has been practised by sages and saints long ago. They use it as a powerful tool to remove hindrances and obstacles in their path.
Meditation is not as easy as it looks. It is possible you will find many obstacles while doing it. It is also possible that at first, you will not able to focus or concentrate but with time and practice, you make yourself a master in it. In this journey, teachers and professionals at Rishikesh Yogkulam will help you and make your 100 Hours Yoga TTC in Rishikesh more beneficial and happening. Stay calm and keep practicing to perform it with greater benefits.
The Sanskrit words, "Prana" is "Life Energy" and "Yama" is "Control" form the meaning of "Pranayama" as the practice of control of life energy. It is also known as the process of breath regulation. The practice of Pranayama is essential for physical and mental wellness as well. During the process of pranayama, you need to follow a specific sequence of inhalation, holding, and exhalation. The practice frees you from disturbing emotional, spiritual, and mental cycles. Doing it regularly will give a positive change to your whole body.
Pranayama can be performed alone as a single class or practice and can also be practiced with Yoga. Like asanas (yoga postures) and dhyana (meditation). Pranayama itself is a beneficial practice but when it gets involved with other activities then it provides a large number of benefits. It is due to the effects of breathing exercises and mindfulness activities. The ultimate goal of pranayama is to build a connection between your body and mind while supplying enough oxygen to your body and removing toxins. The benefits are not only physical but also psychological.
Daily practice of pranayama is most important for your overall well-being. Keeping this in mind, Rishikesh Yogkulam includes daily Pranayama class in its course of 100 Hours Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh. The classes guide you to practice breathing activities with perfection. Professional teachers and gurus at the school help you in learning the true and authentic practice of pranayama with other physical activities.
What Are The Highlights?
This Course Highlights
Get the teacher training manual on arrival
Explore Rishikesh, the soul of Yoga
Accredited certificate by Yoga Alliance
Food and Accommodation
12+ years of experience and excellence in Yoga
Each class with a group of maximum 15 students
YTTC Course Detail Summary
Anatomy & PhysiologyDeep insights into the inner workings of the human body.
SanskritLearn Sanskrit names of postures and their pronunciation.
Asana LabArt of adjustments.
MeditationHow meditation is an integral part of Yoga and how to practice it.
Restorative YogaHow to practice and teach restorative Yoga.
Chants/MantrasProper recitation of chants and mantras can transform energy in different areas of the body as well as improve concentration, memory and focus.
PhilosophyThe broader set of Vedic ideas that have influenced the development of modern Yoga.
AsanaUnderstanding the right way to practice them and their benefits.
Postural IntegrationAdvanced Methodology.
Prop usageUsing physical props to support postural understanding, enhance the benefits of the pose and facilitate healing.
Anatomy of the subtle bodyChakras, Pranas, Nadis – and how these unseen energy structures play a role in our health.
PranayamaLearn to interpret breathing patterns and provide practices to correct and improve physical condition.
Yoga philosophyTheoretical and Applied.
Yoga SutrasThe spiritual framework of all Yogic practice.
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How To Book Your Spot
Please note that our yoga courses fill up well in advance, please apply in time to secure your seat. To register please click on apply now button fill out the application form and submit. Once you are accepted you will need to pay a deposit of 200$ to confirm your reservation.
You can get all details regarding booking your course on the website with steps. Following the steps helps you in confirming your seat and makes you ready to join the soulful journey of 100 Hours of Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh. Once you complete all the necessary steps and deposit the booking amount, start packing your bag and make your mind up to start a new part of your life, the divine one.
Here You Get Best Facility In Rishikesh
All throughout, we provide the best possible accommodation facilities and delicious, sattvic food.
Private accommodation and Air conditioning facilities are available at an additional cost.
Time Table At Rishikesh Yogkulam
100 Hour Yoga Teacher Training is specially designed to keep the student in contemplation of the subject matter throughout the day while also allowing them personal time. This schedule is the best integration of theory and practice, helping the student stay fresh and energetic throughout the day.
The daily schedule is as follows:
06:30 AM - 07:30 AM
07:45 AM - 08:45 AM
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Yoga Anatomy / Teaching Methodology
Anyone can learn yoga and spiritual practice but is that enough? Besides gaining essential knowledge of yoga, it is also necessary to have a close look at the life of a yogi because this is what makes you a true yogi. For this purpose, our yoga school in Rishikesh designed a proper schedule/timetable for the students opting for the course as it will induce proper discipline in you making you ready to embark on the right journey of yoga and divinity.
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Alignment & Adjustment
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
04:15 PM - 05:45 PM
Ashtanga Vinyasa / Yin Yoga
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Note*:Schedule is subjected to change.
Points To Be Noted
The only prerequisite for our students is that they have an open mind and a thirst for learning and growth. At least 6 months of practice is recommended (though not required). Upon acceptance to the course, the student is expected to be present for every class and complete the coursework diligently.
Total Fee For 100 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course In Rishikesh: USD 599
100 hour yoga teacher training course offered by Rishikesh Yogkulam. Certified by Yoga Alliance, USA.
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I was looking for a Place in where to get in direct contact with the origins of yoga and all of the culture that It Is about It.
I was looking for a Place that could show me how yoga Is teached in the Place where It Is Born, taking advantage of the purity of this knowledge.
And the destiny gave me this beautiful gift to meet the incredible school Rishikesh Yogkulam :) the well prepared and so kind teachers are all young boys Who dedicated their Life to the subjects they're teaching, they are able to share their knowledge in such a complete way, going Deep in every argument, being incredibly able to make the study become funny and serious at the same time. They have been able to make all the group of students become One, especially in the moments of the sundays excursions all together.
We students, we all got in a true human relationship with our teachers and our group.
And the Hotel Laxmi Palace Is a beautiful Place, well located close to the Laxman Jula bridge. It offers good healthy food (prepared with love from beautiful and friendly people) and there everybody takes care of you. Also the rooms are nice, Wide and clean .
I have this experience printed in my Heart and I suggest to anybody who wants to do a Yoga Teacher Training to give a chance to him/herself to get into this beautiful experience through this excellent school.
Special thanks to Ella (student coordinator and italian translator), Gitu Ji (our ashtanga yoga Teacher), Amit Ji (our Hatha yoga Teacher), Mandip Ji (our philosophy Teacher and the One that guided the beginning and ending ceremonies) , Nitin Ji (our Pranayama Teacher), Prem Ji (our meditation Teacher) and the unforgettable Manu (our Antony Teacher).
See you soon to do the 300 Yoga Teacher Training .
Book Your Spot & Get Connected with Divine
Rishikesh Yogkulam offers various courses varying from the Beginner Level to an Advanced Level. The classes are indoor and outdoor. The indoor classes are performed in the yoga hall at our yoga school. While the classes are going on, the windows are kept open so that students get fresh air and proper ventilation and can perform yoga with greater zeal. To keep the class away from disturbance, cell phones are prohibited in the yoga hall and unnecessary talking is also not allowed.
Once the student has completed the 100 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh,they will be given a certificate from the institution. The certificate will have a record of the hours spent on the course and state the fact that they will be henceforth able to hold a license as a yoga teacher. The certificate is issued by the Yoga Alliance which is one of the biggest organizations that is involved in the yogic lifestyle for years and is highly recognized and authentic.
I remember myself stuck while searching for a good 200hr YTT. Picking the right YTT in Rishikesh is hard. This school was recommended to me by a friend and I’m so happy I decided to join the Yogkulam family.
I couldn’t make a better choice! From the beginning I felt at home. We were in small groups, the teachers were young , very knowledgeable and open to share their knowledge with everyone.
Can’t hide my two favorites:
Mandeep, our philosophy teacher. A great human, with such a deep knowledge about yoga and Indian mythology, and of course Varsha, a beautiful soul, always teaching from her heart, something I love to see and Inspires me. I had been scared about meditation and stillness but she showed us other ways to meditate and made me understand that meditation practice is not that scary as I had it in my mind and is not only about stillness.
In addition, we also had great excursions every Sunday and an awesome surprise from Amit(the owner of the school) that we are going to an Indian wedding (that was so fun and a lifetime experience), and something last but very important the food was just delicious from an always smiley chef!!!
Thank you so much Yogkulam family for all the knowledge you shared! I’m very grateful to meet you all and hopefully to see you soon!💕
Dimitra Aba Cerriku
What You Know Before This Course
There are no high requirements of skill level for the 100 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh. Although it is expected that the student will possess a minimum amount of flexibility of body and mind, the students are not required to be experts as they will learn it during the course. We expect our students to keep an open mind to learning and be passionate about the whole process and journey of the course.
People from all levels of yoga or work are allowed to join this course and no previous experience is required. Our expert trainers will modify the teachings according to a student’s current state to ensure that every student is an expert on the completion of the course. Individuals who are already teaching yoga but lack a proper certification are also welcome to join this course.
This form seeks to create a transformation or a great change in a positive way. Our 100 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh is designed to help you rejuvenate your mind and soul and transform yourself. In our course, you will be able to nurture yourself and connect your spirit with the universe to bring out the best in you.
Understanding the mind opens numerous doors and helps you understand yourself better, make perfect choices for yourself, and govern your behavior. This kind of mind mastery and self-discovery can be attained through meditation and other effective powerful techniques. The 100 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh ensures that you achieve the mastery of mind and build a strong foundation for other asanas.
Just like the mastery of the mind, the discovery of the soul opens doors to establish a true and healthy relationship with your soul. It helps you to be aware of your inner conscious and can be achieved through meditations, techniques of deep breathing, asanas. We through this course have designed a perfect module to achieve soul discovery to help you increase your quality of living.
Another aim of the 100 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh is to open the pathway to your body’s internal intellect or wisdom. Our body is nothing but a storehouse that keeps account of all the knowledge and wisdom acquired. Thus we here make sure to empower the storehouse wisdom through various activities, asanas, alignments, physiology, etc.
One of the best parts of the 100 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh is that it is very comprehensive and has a wide scope. The course through its wide variety of exposure to knowledge and experience affects every individual differently. With the help of certified and well-reputed instructors, students can gain the maximum benefit and work on their self-development and improvement.
The course is designed to be extremely professional and has a very practical approach. The instructors in the course are not only Master teachers but also have ample experience and are highly reputed in the industry. We give maximum importance to professional conduct and make sure that you receive the training that makes you capable of becoming a professional yoga teacher.
Dear everybody in Yogkulam school,
Thank you so much for my 200 hour TTC with you. It has been the best idea to choose your school and I am so grateful that you have teached me. I was never expecting that amount of kindness, warmth and knowledge. You have changed me in such a good way and helped me to learn more about myself, this life and yoga. All the teachers are amazing personalities with big hearts, a passion for yoga and great teaching skills. Starting the day early has been a challenge in the beginning but with time I used to like it to start my day with physical practice. Jitu has an incredibly great way to teach and a very good feeling of sequencing and pushing you to your limits without crossing them. Also he taught me a lot of pranayama techniques, good theoretical background about all the benefits and precautions, he took my fear of Shatkarma, taught me step by step the Ashtanga Vinyasa Series and furthermore out of the class I learned so many random Hindi vocabulary because of him and used to laugh a lot. One of the highlights of the day has been philosophy. Amit, sometimes you captured me in a magic way that all my thoughts made sense. It is unbelievable what a big amount of knowledge is inside your head and how perfectly clear you can express that. Some of these classes really changed my way of thinking and understanding. Thank you so much for that! Anatomy with Manu was one of the funniest classes of the day. He is such a lovely human being with great humor and an outstanding way of explaining difficult processes in the body in a perfectly understandable manner. After one month of anatomy with Manu you will have a very good and holistic understanding about the structure and functions of your body and what happens inside. My second personal highlight each day was meditating with Varsha. She is the most inspiring, strong and beautiful woman. Her heart and empathy are bigger than possibly imaginable. She opens a space to be yourself and to feel safe.
Some general words: The food was super delicious every single day with always healthy, nutritious and diversified meals. The accommodation was super big and clean. And the yoga hall was on the top of the building with a super beautiful view into the mountains.
Again, Amit, Jitu, Manu and Varsha, I can not thank you enough. You are inspiring people and you have a place in my heart. This month with you was one of the best in my life and I really miss you. I am sure to see you again to learn even more from you next year.
Sending you love from Germany,
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Style Of Yoga For This Course
Rishikesh is known to be famous for yoga and various yogic practices. The place is associated with spirituality and love. The Yogakulam Yoga Retreat in Rishikesh is a well-known center that provides lessons on Hatha, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Yin yoga, Restorative, and Vinyasa Flow. The expert trainers of this place work on conservative styles and bring in their wisdom to widen the experience of the students for a profound experience.
The 5000-year-old practice of yoga called the Hatha Yoga, which forms the basis of yogic practices is taught by our experts here. To maximize the benefits these practices are mixed with modern art of Vinyasa flow and the vinyasa, and the restorative art of yin yoga. We blend in the variety of asanas and forms to achieve a perfect mix of the traditional and modern for the best teaching techniques.
Activity During The Course
Yoga Teacher Training Courses in Rishikesh by Rishikesh Yogkulam are not limited to only learning and learning. But the course schedule also includes other activities including excursions, mindfulness programs, spiritual visits and programs, outdoor yoga sessions, fun-loving activities, adventure thrills, trekking, and so on. We make sure one doesn't;t find the course curriculum hectic boring and so we offer a proper schedule with breaks and activities.
Kirtan is an ancient form of music that helps to calm the psyche according to old serenades. Kirtan does not need to be and deliberate strict encounter and can only be a mere chime-in. In a kirtan show, everyone sits in a semicircle on the floor and anyone can join the entertainers to sing. This is an important part of the curriculum at 100 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh.
This is a part of yoga that is aimed to improve the way of living of an individual usually through the practice of the classical dance form. The 100 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh provides simple dance classes that can be taken by various age groups and help the students learn practically rather than through mere theory.
Among the various offerings of the course, the magnificent Neer waterfall of Rishikesh deserves a special mention. The waterfalls are 25 feet away from the ground and rich in the treasures of nature. The course offers a trek to the waterfalls and a never-seen experience in the laps of nature.
The Ganga aarti is a Hindu form of tradition where the pandits light diyas and rotate them clockwise in honor of the Mother Ganga. Rishikesh offers the best Ganga Arti at the banks of the Parmarth Niketan ashram. The course provides you with the opportunity to witness the unending reverie of singings, petitions, and hawans during the Ganga aarti.
One of the most famous activities of Rishikesh is River Rafting. Explorers from around the world come to visit and participate in the river rafting on the white water streams of Rishikesh in the region of the Garhwal Himalaya and other places. While indulging in the 100 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh you can experience this great activity to the fullest.
Practicing the art of yoga, while witnessing the divine sunrise, is an enriching and magnificent experience. Keeping this in mind, the 100 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh provides a midnight trek to the Kunjapuri Temple where you can witness the sunrise on the hilltop and practice yoga at the same time. This will help you enrich your mind and fulfill your soul.
Sage Vasishtha, one of the revered Seven Sages and author of Rigveda's Mandala 7, stands out as a figure steeped in Vedic history. He once decided to suicide in River Ganga due to the loss of his beloved youngsters. Still, Goddess Ganga denied his self-destruction, so he spent his life in a cave with his wife near the same location, and eventually, a small ashram was built around that cave. In 1930, Swami Purshottamanand sought a haven of tranquility for those searching for profound reflection in the ashram. So he dedicated himself to preserving and sustaining the natural beauty that sprouted around Vashistha Yoga Ashram - where people from all over flock today to discover their inner power amidst nature's wonders. The ashram is 25 km away from Rishikesh on Badrinath road, Uttrakhand.
100 Hours Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh is a course of 14 days which lets you explore the basics of yoga from starting. This is a short-term beginner-level course which helps you in starting your journey in yoga without any prior experience or knowledge. The syllabus and curriculum are designed properly as per the guidelines of Yoga Alliance, USA.
The Yogkulam Yoga Retreat is a unique place that provides an overall experience of the art of yoga and ensures that you emerge as a yoga expert. The mix of the various forms of traditional and modern yoga helps the participants to achieve maximum benefits of the art at a limited time. This detailed training course is focused on deep passionate learning, perfecting postures, and achieving a professional outlook on the art.
This course offers the teaching of asanas practiced by rishis through ages and is a divine experience. Additionally, hygienic and basic accommodation and food are also provided to the students participating in the course. Along with this the institute also provides RO filtered fine drinking water. Overall this course is an opportunity of a lifetime, not only to learn but also to have a great life experience.
Study Material For This Course
There are many writeups and texts on yoga, meditation, and pranayama. Those are very essential if you are looking to clear your doubts or want to know more about the origin, popularity or overall history of yoga. Learning these makes you more aware of yoga and further tells you its importance. Also, these books are the best source for self-study. Explore the given books and learn yoga from its roots.
Full Syllabus For This Course
Yoga Teacher Training Courses in Rishikesh at Rishikesh Yogkulam helps you in starting your journey and career in the glorious field of yoga. With our various courses and programs, you get to know much about it even in a short span of time. The syllabus of yoga in Rishikesh is maintained in such a way that every topic gets theoretically and practically covered. All the important topics are taught with our well-maintained syllabus and schedule.
This is the traditional form of yoga that helps to control the mind and body through various holistic techniques. This type of yoga is involved performing poses that are slow or medium and requires the individual to hold the pose for a long time. It helps you to prepare for deep meditation and helps to improve your health and increases happy thoughts.
Hatha in Sanskrit means pressure or forceful. That's why hatha yoga means such a yoga posture in which physical force and physical pressure are applied. It can be understood in this way, the yoga in which there is a balance of both body and mind is called hatha yoga. Under this yoga style, pranayama breathing, chanting and yoga poses done with hands are called mudras. There are mainly such poses in Hatha Yoga, in which one does not remain in the same posture for a long time, in this, the postures are changed quickly. The best example of this is Surya Namaskar. In this, all the steps are done quickly, no time is spent in the postures.
The Astanga Vinyasa yoga style created in the 20th century by Krishna Pattabhi is a modern form of the classical art of yoga. This style of yoga is linked with movements called vinyasa, which involves body movements and simultaneous breathing. It is a great form to increase flexibility.
The style is propagated by Pattabhi Jois, who learnt it from his teacher "Tirumalai Krishnamacharya". To expand it, Jois started his own Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute in the year 1948. Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is an energetic style which works by getting breath synchronising with movements. Every single asana of the series is directly linked with flowing movements or Vinyasa. The style which is in current teaching is known as the "Mysore Style" as it originally originated in Mysore. It further gives rise to various other styles of Power Yoga.
Pranayama is the practice of inhaling and exhaling breath regulation. Pranayama is derived from the Sanskrit word “Parna” and “Yama” which means life energy and control. You intentionally breathe in and breathe out air to achieve the benefits of Pranayama.
The word Pranayama is made up of Prana + Ayama. This means, controlling your breath and the expansion of breath is called Pranayama. The flow of life force in our body gives us life force. Pranayama is the easiest way to keep our bodies alive and our minds strong. Through pranayama, we understand the depth and seriousness of yoga and we learn to control our breath. Controlling the breath depends on our Prana. Pranayama is one of the eight limbs of yoga. The eight limbs of yoga are Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana, and Samadhi.
This propagates the idea of yoga as a way of thinking that benefits from rehearses. The yoga philosophy or the way of thinking about yoga helps you achieve harmony and tranquillity in life and brings unending joy, physical and mental stability, and great thinking power. This course helps you to understand the reasonings for yoga.
Maharishi Patanjali is the founder of Yoga philosophy. Yoga philosophy is one of the six theistic philosophies (Shad Darshanas). The first book of this philosophy is the Yoga Sutras. Yoga philosophy is also known as Seshvara Sankhya or Theistic Sankhya. Because it accepts almost all the beliefs of Sankhya in relation to life and the world. Also, it accepts the existence of God. In yoga philosophy, God is described as a special power who remains unaffected by tribulation, karma, result, ideal, culture, etc. Its function is not to provide liberation, but only to remove obstacles from the path of the seeker. The Bhagavad Gita is also called Yoga Shastra i.e. the manual of Yoga.
While performing certain asanas, you might feel stress on your muscles. Don't worry if you feel so because it is normal. Wear and Tear on joints and muscles while getting into the practice of yoga is not a big. No matter you're a beginner or experienced, you can experience some sudden or sharp pain in a particular pose. This can sometimes leads to injury. Don't get scared! To avoid risk of injuries and pain, Alignment classes are organised.
So, what exactly an alignment class is? In an Alignment class, you will learn the precise and ideal way to perform any given pose so that you can get maximum benefits of it and minimize the risk of injury. It normalize the use of props and modifications during yoga asanas. When you get to know alignment, then you can make any pose work for you.
The six inward cleanings and purging practice that brings in the benefits of a rich experience in yoga is called Shatkarma. It is a magnificent practice that addresses different parts of the body like the sensory system, the stomach, the circulatory system, the respiratory system, etc. This practice makes the yoga experience profound and rich.
The origin of the word Shatkarma is from the combination of these two words "Shat" and "Karma". In this, Shat means six and Karma means actions. Thus Shatkarma means 'six actions'. Here Shatkarma refers to the six special actions through which the body is purified. In Hatha Yoga, these six types of purification actions are called Shatkarma. Maharishi Gherand has described six Shatkarmas as the first part of Yoga in the Gherand Samhita. They believe that without the practice of Shatkarma, no seeker can achieve success in the path of Yoga. First of all purification of the body is necessary. Without purification of the body, it is difficult for the seeker to move forward in following other parts of yoga. That's why Maharishi Gherand has accepted Shatkarma as the first part of Yoga.
The anatomy and physiology of yoga are related to the medical benefits of this ancient art on the muscles, bones, and the entire anatomy of the individual. The extraordinary yoga poses that are focused on the various life structures and restrictions of the body are considered here.
Anatomy is a branch of science dealing with the bodily structure of a living being. You will get to know a complete understanding of the inner structure and the movements associated with each pose. It revolves around the layers of the body, mind, and energies flowing in the body. In simple words, yoga anatomy teaches you everything in relation to body organs, tissues, muscles, and so on. Yoga Physiology is that branch that explains the functions of organisms. It makes you understand the basic functioning of the cell and living beings at the molecular level. In simple words, Physiology is about learning yoga asanas, breathing techniques, and more.
The art of meditation forms an integral part of the course. Meditation involves calming the entire body and mind of the individual. The course each day is challenging and requires practicing new skills. Meditation helps to stay stress-free and acquire those skills to the best of one's capabilities.
Meditation is a way through which you can come out of your stressful life and improve your lifestyle. Because in today's time people mostly go through mental illness due to which their daily routine gets disturbed. People associated with yoga are most aware of this mindfulness practice because they do not forget to include it in their daily routine. Therefore, listening to your breath or listening to the sound of birds clearly while in the posture of dhyana is meditation, but when you do not experience anything else while in this posture, then you are in the right state of meditation.
Questions You May Have
The closest and most convenient airport to fly to is New Delhi. Cheap hotels can be found in Delhi (Main Bazaar, Paharganj area) for $10~20. From Delhi airport, Paharganj is 20 minutes away by the airport metro express which costs less than $2. From Delhi you will have to travel to Dehradun (the closest city to Rishikesh). In case you are visiting India for the first time, it would be better to fly to Dehradun from Delhi (there will generally be a waiting time of 4 hours before a local flight to Dehradun) after which you can reach Rishikesh in 30 minutes by car.
Yes, with advance notice we will arrange transportation for you to Rishikesh directly from the airport, bus or train station. Upon arriving in Rishikesh we will help you with directions for walking the short distance to our school.
If it’s your first time in Rishikesh, we would recommend that you take a flight from Delhi to Dehradun. Normally the price of the flight will be similar to that of a taxi and it will be quicker rather than travelling 7 hours by car. A bus is convenient when it comes to saving money. It is very cheap but you also need to consider travelling to the bus station from the airport which will require you to take either a taxi to or the subway to the bus station.
No, you need to complete 200 hours of training to earn a certificate accredited by Yoga Alliance, USA.
Yes, you need to come back to the school to complete the remaining 100 hours and this needs to be completed within one year.
The topics covered in both courses are the same, however in 100 hours you are only attending the first part of the course. As such you will not be eligible to teach yet. In the 200 hour course, after a written and oral examination, you will receive a certificate accredited by Yoga Alliance, USA that enables you to teach worldwide.
What's More in the Bucket?
Rishikesh Yogkulam is a registered yoga school in Rishikesh, offering various yoga teacher training courses. The courses are for students of all levels. Beginner to Master level students can enrol in the courses of their choice and begin their yoga journey in India. The courses are taught by well-qualified professionals in the same field with years of working experience and knowledge.
Our Expert Gurus
Anatomy & Physiology
Amit Payal, the founder of Rishikesh Yogkulam, is an E-RYT 500-Hour Yoga instructor with a Master's degree in Yoga Science. He is a well-known, appreciated and celebrated Yoga master in Rishikesh, India. With several specialisations like Alignment, Adjustment, Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga, Yoga philosophy, Anatomy and Pranayama, Amit ensures that his pupils , whether teachers or students, push their limits, test their boundaries and achieve their goals. As warm as he is passionate about Yoga, he makes sure each and every person that comes through his school leaves there, confident about their capabilities and with a feeling of oneness and family. He has been conducting teacher training courses regularly for more than five years and has taught more than 100 YTTC's to seekers from across the globe. His experience, skill and warmth help all his students journey into their minds and bodies as he adeptly schools them in breath control and movement - the pillars of a Yoga practice. Amit believes it vital that his teachings convey the profound, authentic and ancient knowledge of Yoga and it's millennia-old traditions.
25+ Year Of Experience In Yoga
Yin Yoga & Meditation
Ella is an ex marketing manager who has always been very curios about the human mind and the holistic approaches, which led her to study Neuro Linguistic Programming and Aromatherapy. Her journey into yoga begun in a period were she was experiencing a deep depression and she couldn't find a purpose to live. Moved by an inner call, she decided to go to India and enroll in a yoga course and that's when her life had a turn point. After short, she healed completely from depression, and inspired by the incredible change yoga brought into her life she decided to continue to deepen her studies by taking teacher training courses, retreats and workshop specializing herself in Yin Yoga, meditation techniques (especially Buddhist, Osho, yoga nidra), Pranayama, and Reiki. For her Yin Yoga practice she takes inspiration from Sarah Powers, with whom she did a course in London; and Paul Grilley. Her classes are focused to release the blockages from the body, both mental and physical. In her cueing, you can find many anatomical as psychological and spiritual aspects. She always puts great emphasis on breathing techniques during the class and meditation, both before and after the practice. Since her passion for music and naturopathy, she also likes to add mantra chanting, sound healing and aromatherapy in her classes. Her favourite motto is "Change is hardest at the beginning, messiest in the middle and best at the end."
25+ Year Of Experience In Yoga
Alignment & Adjustment
Pankaj Sharma was born and brought up in the foothills of Himalayas, Himachal Pradesh. After the completion of B.A in Sanskrit, he moved to Rishikesh and spent 8 years of his life in an ashram, learning yoga in the age-old Gurukul style leading a disciplined and yogic life. To Satiate his urge for knowledge Pankaj went on to pursue a Masters's degree in Yoga simultaneously teaching in various ashrams and Yoga schools. Due to his early induction to ashram life, Pankaj at a very young age has carved a niche for himself in yoga with his teaching skills and knowledge in Vedas, Upanishads, and philosophy.
25+ Year Of Experience In Yoga
A distinguished and time-honoured individual, Jitu ji embodies traditionalism. He completed his Bachelor's in Sanskrit from Parmarth Niketan Ashram here in Rishikesh itself and went on to pursue his Master's in Yoga from the prestigious Uttarakhand Sanskrit University. He has spent over 10 years of his life in various ashrams like Bhagirathi Dham Ashram and Anand Dham Ashram. While he teaches Ashtanga Vinyasa at our school, his classical method of teaching brings students in, leaving them with a sense of gratitude and fulfilment.
25+ Year Of Experience In Yoga
Yog Nidra & Meditation
As a teacher, Deepa Negi Mira focuses largely on Meditation, Yoga Nidra, Mantra Chanting, and Laughing Yoga. She has fondly been teaching 200 hours and 300 hours of Yoga teacher training courses at various prestigious yoga schools for more than 12 years. For many, spirituality may have a definition differentiating from one another, but for Deepa ‘spirituality’ is all about peace of mind, being consistent within striking a perfect balance with yourself. After having gained tremendous support and respect from all those who value her deep inside, she thinks that spirituality is something that can be found in nature. Other than imparting various aspects of yoga, Deepa Ji is fond of capturing shots and taking a pleasant walk in nature. Traveling is something that has always fascinated her and she does not think twice when it comes to giving a touch of discovery.
25+ Year Of Experience In Yoga
Pranayama & Shatkarma
Ritu is a professionally qualified and experienced teacher who has completed a BSC. in yoga therapy from Svyasa University and 500 hours TTC from yoga alliance and 300 hours of Yoga Instructor course from a well-reputed Bangalore university. Believe in sharing knowledge clearly and concisely with real-life examples and stories.
25+ Year Of Experience In Yoga
Mandeepji came to Rishikesh in 2002 and wrapped himself in the practise of Yoga by the banks of the holy river Ganga for years. Having completed his early education from the renowned Parmarth Niketan Ashram, he has been expounding his knowledge of Mantra Chanting, Yoga Philosophy and Meditation unto other seekers for more than 10 years now. Besides this, he is a learned astrologer and has been practising the same for more than 9 years. Not stopping there, Mandeepji also possesses a deep interest in music and is also a sound healing expert. Indeed a maestro in his field, Mandeepji, with a staggering 18 years of experience in Yoga practice, goes above and beyond to motivate his students to explore and realize their full potential!
25+ Year Of Experience In Yoga
Sadhu Shri Ji has a deep knowledge in philosophy owing to his specialization in Indian Philosophy. He has studied Patanjali Yoga Sutra, Upanishads, and Buddhist literature in depth which has contributed immensely to his knowledge of philosophy and history. Now, for many years, the Yoga Guru has been sharing his valuable experience of philosophy with his students along with teaching his students on how to use the knowledge in day-to-day routine life with the help of practical approach backed by reasoning. He has been helping hundreds of students every year to explore the deeper layers of yoga and become proficient tutors. He began his journey of learning from the Divine Life Society, Sivananda Ashram, Rishikesh. Later on, he added several feathers to his caps.
25+ Year Of Experience In Yoga
Sound Healing, Reiki
Siddha Ji brings a wealth of knowledge from his diverse experience and background, he has been formally educated with a master of business administration in marketing management and a postgraduate in retail management and also has a degree in geography. He has experience in working with Multinational companies in Dubai and India. Teaching yoga classes quickly took over and he has begun to share his passion for it. His yoga classes blend his love of creative ways of sharing this traditional knowledge with a modern aspect that connects the students deeply. With his continuous studies of different breathing practices (Pranayama), Safe alignment, and yoga as a modality to heal. There is a major focus on mindfulness, body and breathing awareness, Yoga Nidra, and various techniques of meditation as well as dipping into the more subtle aspects of yoga. Both his versatile background and his studies on yoga opened up his intuition towards the unity in the universe, Jehir draws his inspiration from various areas of life and spread this creatively and inspires generously.
25+ Year Of Experience In Yoga
Rishikesh Yogakulam's Reviews
200 Hour YTTC
Yogkulam means family. They have been my family during this month of September. I have to say that this school is run from the heart, with highly qualified teachers, where I have learned from their experience and wisdom. With love and affection they have been aware of all our concerns and have taken great care of us. They are serious and professional, wanting to transmit yoga in the best way. And the views from the school are amazing. Al the best 😘
200 Hour YTTC
Yogkulam truly is a yoga family. Very quickly we became like a family, sharing thoughts, ideas, dreams and cultural exchange. It was such a humbling experience, the teachers were great, overall the course syllabus is very complete. I learned so much about the lifelong journey that yoga represents. It was challenging everyday but there Is nothing that I regret coming to yogkulam. The food everyday was so delicious and nutritious, Sunil really took care of us. It was such a fresh and fun training because the teachers are young and very knowledgeable. Special thanks to Amitji and Jituji, our asana and theory teachers, and my dear friends!
200 Hour Online YTTC
I recently completed my 200 hour online teacher training with Rishikesh yogkulam and would highly recommend them to anyone looking to undertake a teacher training course. Don't look any further! The teachers are incredibly knowledgeable, and are always available to answer any question. I loved the holistic approach to the curriculum with Hatha Asana, Ayurveda, Philosophy, Pranayama, and Meditation training. This holistic approach to teacher training helped me develop a wider perspective and learn how each is interconnected. Thank you Rishikesh yogkulam :)
200 Hour YTTC
What a phenomenal month-long journey to the self with these guys! Rishikesh Yogkulam went above and beyond my expectations for a TTC. All of the teachers are very relatable and extremely passionate and knowledgeable about their craft. Going into the experience, I wanted to be able to take away as much information as I could to pass along to my future yoga students. This program really prepares you with all the tools you need and gives you the confidence you need to be an amazing yoga teacher. Thank you for sharing your culture and love of yoga with me. Rishikesh Yogkulam is an unforgettable experience. Thank you.
200 Hour YTTC
Wow!!! Having completed many courses in my life I left Yogkulam feeling inspired and wanting to learn more. The passion of ancient yogic knowledge oozes from the teachers who with love, respect and dignity hold true to what they believe and what they have been taught. They looked after my inflexible body and on my journey have knowingly or unknowingly taught me to respect and expand on the limitations which I have put on myself throughout my life. The 200Hr TTC is well thought out with great teachings on all levels of the Physical, Mental, Emotional and Spiritual aspects of life. Be inspired, feel whole and let go. We create our own walls so when you are ready free yourself. There’s only one place I can recommend in Rishikesh to study yoga and that is Yogkulam. Join the family.
500 Hour YTTC
If you do care more for the content than the famous name, then go for this school. Led by experienced teachers Dee and Amit in a professional way, yet very friendly atmosphere. I felt at home from the very first moment. We were a small group and thanks to it received all the attention from our teachers and got answers to all our questions. Many new inputs and inspiration for yoga practice. Premises are beautiful and the food is delicious prepared by the smiling chef :). Thank you for the unforgettable and beautiful experience!
200 Hour YTTC
I will highly recommend this school, with an extremely professional team of teachers. Because it's a small structure you will benefit from the best attention which is a really important point to choose a school and to progress I think. I took my training course with Amit and I can affirm he is a very good teacher, extremely knowledgeable, and overachiever. Him and all the team will take you high in your practice, your knowledge and will give you the confidence to teach your turn. Rishikesh yogkulam is a good choice!
300 Hour YTTC
I followed my previous teacher Dee for my 300 hour yoga teacher training course to his new school which he runs with Amit, both exceptional teachers. My knowledge of asana and alignment has improved especially but all the classes were brilliant. The course is intense but well worth it. The food is delicious and cooked with love every single day. The rooms are light, bright, clean and spacious. The teachers took us on excursions around rishikesh on our day off, invited us to an Indian wedding and threw a lovely birthday celebration for one of the girls on the course. My group was small and we had a very special bond with each other by the end. Can’t thank the teachers enough. I highly recommend this school.
500 Hour YTTC
I did a lot of research for the perfect school and I am so glad I found it! The teachers are amazing, full of knowledge, willing to help you grow, always an ear for your questions, assistance if you have any problem or health issues, respect full and always in a good mood to share wonderful experiences and memories with you. I can't say enough thank you for all your kindness and knowledge I got from all the teachers of Rishikesh Yogkulam. I definitely will be back to keep studying with all of them. And a big hug to my colleagues there was one of a kind and so happy to have shared all this experience with them too. Definitely this school is the best you can find in Rishikesh. Dhanyawad
200 Hour YTTC
Dhi and Amit gurujis will teach you to be both flexible and strong at the same time. I am so grateful I was able to learn from the best. They have the knowledge and passion to train you to be a better yogi and improve your practice. I have so much respect for both, and am so excited to see that they have teamed up to start a school that will optimally train your body, mind and spirit to be “healthy and happy”. I would highly recommend it to any yogi to learn from Dhi and Amit. You will gain lifelong friends, not just teachers.
Reason Students Choose Our School
Based on 226 Reviews
Nov 4, 2022
Highly recommended... I'm a beginner, just practicing yoga from last month. Here, i learn 60+ asanas within a month and gain knowledge of pranayama, meditation and so on... Trainers are good... Here, i am getting good and healthy foods everyday.. Rishikesh is the best place to practice yoga.. If I step out of the room in school, always i can hear ganga sound and beautiful view... It's a good experience...
Nov 12, 2022
Experiencing the subtler realities of Yoga
A once in a lifetime experience, very well crafted and packaged with a lot of love and affection. The team is motivated towards helping everyone achieve the collective goal. 360 degree perspective on the entire circle of Indian philosophy which gives a deeper understanding of what you are doing and why you are doing.Even after the course ends you may leave physically but mentally you are still in Yogkulam."You can check out anytime you like but you may never leave"Highly recommended school.
Nov 6, 2022
I have just finished 180 hours TTC
I have just finished 180 hours TTC. Yogakulam structured the path of Yoga for me.It was more than a course, was a life changing experience. Thank you so much.
Aug 31, 2021
It was very wonderful journey for me .I…
It was very wonderful journey for me .I have completed 200 Hours . My life has been changed after taking daily sessions . Now it will a lifelong learning for me . Thanks to my teacher .
Nov 6, 2022
Calm and peaceful centre
I have completed my 2 month yoga practices, the yogkulam is best in my opinion, trainer is also humble . My mind has calm after these session. Thank you so much...