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Our Kundalini Yoga teacher Training course is offered in a real ashram environment where students and guests can see the real people living the principles of yoga in their own life.

This course is certified by Yoga Alliance USA and after this course you are able to teach yoga anywhere in the world.

This is an intense yoga course where the students will undergo seven hours of training every day. The training will comprise the sessions of Kundalini Yoga asanas, pranayama, Kundalini meditation, yoga philosophy, physiology of yoga, and mantra chanting.

Kundalini yoga is the most authentic and ancient style of yoga. This includes the practice of rigorous Pranayama practice and serious meditation on chakras and Kundalini.

There are some part of Asanas that is practiced with more awareness and breathing. The aim here is to help the flow of Prana energy in the right manner.

Further here we explore the advance practice of Mudras, Bandhas and that really help us get better awareness of Chakras and their energies.

Finally the practice of Kundalini yoga requires the serious practice of meditation with Kriyas (inner process) which really help us in awakening in Chakras and Kundalini in a long time.

With the time we infuse all these practices of Pranayama, Kriya, Mudra and Bandhas with some seed mantras during meditation techniques.

This way the practice becomes more and more rigorous and focus becomes more intense. The subject start going beyond the body dimensions (Annamaya Kosha) and enters the dimension of energy (Pranamaya Kosha).

Here the focus changes from the external techniques to awareness of Chakras and their functioning. The subject starts becoming aware of the ‘Prana’ movement and gets more and more control over the ‘Prana’.

Ashram means a place amongst the nature where everyone cares each other and lives like a family. Sri Yoga Ashram provides exactly the same thing with the objective of common spiritual growth for all its family members.

The teachers and staff live in the same place and are always available for their students for all kind of support. Unlike many other schools, here you get a real family environment and get to connect with your teachers and their families.

This is a unique part of Sri Yoga Ashram.

This retreat course is fully residential. All the activities are conducted at the same place. So, all the yoga practice and theory classes will be conducted on the same premises.

Syllabus of 200 Hour Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Course

Shatkarma (Yogic Cleaning Process)

Yogic cleansing helps the practitioner in detoxifying the body and balance the mind. This prepares one for further practice of Asana, Kriyas and Pranayama.

Jalneti

Sutra Neti

Kunjal dhauti

Eye cleaning

Kapalbhati

Tratak

Sahaja Agnisar Dhauti

Mudra

Mudras are some symbolic gestures of hand and body. Which are used to control or channelize the energy in the body in yogic manner.

Maha Mudra

Maha Veda

Yoga Mudra

Viparitakarani Mudra

Khechari Mudra

Vajori Mudra

Shakti Chalana Mudra

Yoni Mudra

Sambhavi Mudra

Nasagra Mudra

Different Hasta Mudra

Bandha (Locks)

Bandha is an energy lock which is applied in order to direct and balance the flow of prana (life force energy).

Importance of bandhas

how to apply them in various yogic practices

Jalandhara Bandha

Uddiyana Bandha

Moola Bandha

Maha Bandha

Pranayama

Pranayama means increase of the ‘Prana’ the life force. This is also science for controlling our breath or prana(Vital Force).

With the help of pranayama we bring the balance between Ida Nadi (Moon Energy) and Pingala Nadi (Sun Energy). So this balance helps in the activation of Susumna nadi to Kundalini energy.

What is prana?

What is pranayama?

Importance of Kumbhaka in Pranayama

Importance of bandhas and mudras in Pranayama

How to balance right and left nostrils

Nadishuddhi Pranayama

Surya bhedi Pranayama

Chandra Bhedi Pranayama

Bhastrika Pranayama

Kapalbhati Pranayama

Ujjayi Pranayama

Bhramari Pranayama

Philosophy of Kundalini Yoga

It is very important to understand the philosophy of Kundalini yoga. This part explains the how and what part. Here we explore some concepts of yoga and understand the spirit of various traditional texts.

Many other ideas associated with our day to day life are explored here.

Introduction to yoga

Different types of yoga

Introduction to Kundalini yoga

Concept of Panchkosha

Concept of seven chakras

Concept of nadis (pingla,ida and shusumna)

Svarasadhana

Mantra and Kundalini

Mitahara (concept of food in sadhana)

Food for Kundalini awakening

Patanjali’s Ashtanga Yoga

How to manage Ego

Happiness

Karma Yoga

Kundalini Meditation

Kayasthariyam (stabling the body position)

Dharana (concentration)a

Antar mouna

Mantra meditation (nada, circle om chanting )

Chakra meditation

Third eye meditation

Yantra meditation

Nadbrahm meditation

Osho dynamic

One direction

Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra is a systematic technique of Conscious Sleep. It is considered to be one of the deepest complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation and meditation techniques.

Beginner level – For Relaxation of body and mind

Intermediate level - For having the control on thoughts and emotions

Advance level – For helping to awaken the Kundalini awakening and to train your mind by your Sankalpa (Resolution)

Mantra

Mantras are the universal sounds that have the capacity to concentrate the Prana energy and make it move in right channels.

These mantras are used as helpful tools in meditation practices and also for psychological growth. Mantras are very important part of Kundalini Yoga.

Seed Mantras of Chakras

Gayatri Mantra

Shiva Mantra

Tantrik Mantra of Durga

Ganesha Mantra

Maha Mritunjaya Mantra

Asana of Kundalini yoga

Asanas practices with the help of kumbhaka (breath retention) and bandha. Practices of various kriyas and asanas on the focus of seven chakras help awakening Kundalini energy.

Mooladhar Chakra (Root Chakra)

Effective pose to stimulate the Root Chakra

Padahastasana

Tadasana

Triyak Tadasana

Garudasana

Utthitha Hastha Padanghusthasana

Kukkutasana

Upavishtha Konasana

Janu Sirshasna

Supta Hastha Padanghusthasana

Swadhisthana Chakra (Sacral Chakra)

Effective pose to stimulate the Sacral Chakra.

Marjari Asana

Vyaghrasana

Balasana

Supta Vajrasana

Padahastasana

Bhujangasana

Paschimottanasana

Manipura Chakra(Navel Chakra)

Effective pose to stimulate the Manipura Chakra.

Vajrasana

Balasana

Triyak Tadasana

Trikonasana

Ashtanga Namaskara

Matsyasana

Garbha Pindasana

Chakrasana

Anahatha Chakra (Heart Chakra)

Effective pose to stimulate the Heart Chakra.

Bhujangasana

Ushtrasana

Supta Vajrasana

Samkonasana

Pranamasana

Matsyasana

Sarpasana

Vishuddhi Chakra(Throat Chakra)

Effective pose to stimulate the Throat Chakra.

Simhagarjanasana

Ushtrasana

Supta Vajrasana

Hasta Utthanasana

Parvatasana

Shalabhasana

Dhanurasana

Sarvangasana

Ajana Chakra(Third Eye Chakra)

Effective pose to stimulate the Third Eye Chakra.

Simhagarjanasana

Ashwa Sanchalanasana

Gomukhasana

Ardha Matsyendrasana

Vrkshasana

Natvarasana

Natrajasana

Sahasara Chakra (Crown Chakra)

Effective pose to stimulate the Crown Chakra.

Bhumi Pada Mastakasana

Prasarita Padottanasana

Sirshasana

Surya Namaskar with Mantra

Pranamasana – Om Mitray Namaha

Hasta Utthanasana - Om Ravaye Namaha

Padahastasana - Om Suryaya Namaha

Ashwa Sanchalanasana - Om Bhanave Namaha

Parvatasana - Om Khagaya Namaha

Ashtanga Namaskara - Om Pushne Namaha

Bhujangasana- Om Hiranya Garbhaya Namaha

Parvatasana - Om Marichaye Namaha

Ashwa Sanchalanasana- Om Adityaya Namaha

Hasta Utthanasana - Om Arkaya Namaha

Ashwa Sanchalanasana - Om Bhanave Namaha

Pranamasana - Om Bhaskaraya Namaha

Course Sturcture

Hatha Kundalini Yoga (Asana) 35 Hours

Kundalini Yoga Meditation + Mudra + Bandha 25 Hours

Kundalini Pranayama + Cleansing (Shat Karma) 25 Hours

Teaching Methods 10 Hours

Yoga Nidra + Mantra Chanting 15 Hours

Philosophy 25 Hours

Karma Yoga + Self Practice 15 Hours

Library + Assignment 30 Hours

Anatomy * 20 Hours

Total 200 Hours

A traditional and family run Yoga Ashram that makes you feel at home and cared while you learn the yoga in an authentic manner. Food and accommodation are decent and teachers are excellent.

Venue Highlights

Sri Yoga Ashram Rishikesh, a Yoga Alliance USA Certified Yoga School, offers 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course in Rishikesh, Himalaya.

We are situated in a lush green environment, very close to Ganga, in the Laxman Jhula area. You get the beautiful view of river Ganga from the Yoga Hall.

We are surrounded by the mountains from three sides and a small stream runs next to the ashram premises. Beautiful and rare species of birds are visible around the Sri Yoga Ashram.

Beautiful peacocks also bless us sometime by their visits.

The ashram is surrounded by the green mountain from three sides and the fourth side is the holy river, Ganga. Rishikesh is the place of sages.

The environment here is definitely magical. People say that it is a fortune to learn yoga here as each effort in spirituality is rewarded by the blessings of the sages still living here.

While you will stay in ashram you will get a chance to meet some real monks and sages living in Rishikesh full time. Your mind and heart will meditate and dissolve in the absolute bliss.

Come and experience 'Yoga as a Way of Living.'

We offer Kundalini Yoga teacher training course and Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga teacher training courses along with various yoga retreats and spiritual programs.

Accommodations

The accommodation facility is in a very peaceful area of Laxman Jhula, Rishikesh. You will find yourself at the foothill of the mountains and on the side of the River Ganga. The environment is green and clean.

We provide private single sharing and Twin Sharing accommodation to our students. All rooms are well appointed with attached toilet and bathroom. All rooms have 24-hour hot water facility. We also provide free unlimited Wi-Fi facility to all their students.

Amenities

  • Free Wifi
  • Kitchen
  • Yoga Studio
  • House Keeping

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Ayurvedic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free

Menu/Cuisine

Sri Yoga Ashram serves delicious Indian vegetarian meals. The food is prepared every day fresh and in the most hygienic manner and they use only filter water for preparing the meals for our guests.

The same filter water is available for drinking all the time. They suggest the guests and students take their meals only at the center and not outside during your stay with them.

As they care for the health and well being of the students more than any restaurant can. Meals included are breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Besides it, they serve two-time tea every day.

Please note that individual requests for the separate meals may not be fulfilled. But if most of the students want to eat some special dish then it can be definitely prepared in the center by Sri Yoga Ashram cook.

Directions

How to get there (flights, airport transfers, buses, trains)
ARRIVAL BY AIRPLANE

Jolly Grant Airport (DED) at Dehradun is the nearest airport to Rishikesh which is approximately 20 kilometres away. Popular carriers like Air India, Spice Jet, and Jet Airways often have daily flights from New Delhi. Once you reach the airport, you can opt for regular taxi or bus service which is easily available from Dehradun to Rishikesh. The second nearest international airport for Rishikesh is in New Delhi; Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) which is well-connected with different cities across the globe.

ARRIVAL BY BUS

Being a popular tourist destination, Rishikesh has a good network of buses connecting it with important places such as Haridwar, Dehradun, and New Delhi. Buses depart in the morning and late evening from the Kashmere Gate ISBT, New Delhi for Rishikesh every day. You can choose from a regular, deluxe or a luxurious coach.

ARRIVAL BY TRAIN

The nearest railhead to Rishikesh is in Haridwar which is approximately 25 kilometres away. Haridwar, in turn, is linked to major Indian cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Lucknow and Varanasi. Some of the popular trains are Shatabadi Express, Jan Shatabdi, AC Special Express and Mussoorie Express. For those making the journey to Rishikesh, it is advisable to take the train till Haridwar and then either take a bus or hire a taxi to Rishikesh. While the bus would take about 45 minutes, the taxi will take you to Rishikesh in about half an hour.

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Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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