300 hours yoga teacher training rishikesh india

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Join us for a Yoga Alliance approved 300-hours yoga teacher training in Rishikesh.

During your YTTC, you will experience the following:

Accredited by international yoga alliance USAAllows you to teach yoga in your countryUse yoga for self-healingPractice yoga with real Himalayan MastersHelps to detox your body & balance your soulSpend an unforgettable time in the HimalayasConcentration and meditationDeep study of breathing & mantra techniquesAsana - Hatha, and Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga classesWorkshops & online webinars for after the course Yoga Philosophy & Ayurveda in daily lifeExcursions & Ayurvedic massage

Yoga Course Teaching Plan:

Yoga-Philosophical Aspects:

Human Life: Meaning and Aim of Life.Yoga – Introduction / it‘s origin & development.Introduction of Patanjali’s Yoga-Sutras.Yama, Niyama (social and personal rules and regulations) Asana (physical posture), Pranayama (breathing techniques).Panch-Klesha (Five Causes Of Pain & Miseries) / causes of success and failure in Yoga.Yama, Niyama (social and personal rules and regulations) Asana (physical posture), Pranayama (breathing techniques), Pratyahara (withdrawal of the mind from the senses), Dharna (concentration), Dhayan (meditation), Samadhi (self-realization).9 Disturbances of Mind, possibilities of control, Kriya YogaFunctional model of 7 chakras from phylosphical point of viewElement of Swara YogaChakra system and their connection with physical bodyTheory of NadiChakra disturbancesTheory of golden ration in yogaDetailed explanation of chakra system from yogic, ayurvedic point of view (Mooladhara, Swadhisthana, Manipura, Anahatha, Vishuddhi, Ajna, Sahasrara)

Yoga-Practical Aspects:


Ashtanga Style primary, intermediate and advanced sequence (depends on students ability)

Surya Namaskara Part A and BUttkatanasanaPadanghustasana.PadahastasanaUtitha TrikonasanaParivrita TrikonasanaTrikonasana Variation 1, 2Parivritta parshvakonasanaUthitha parshvakonasanaParasarita padouttanasana A,B,C,DParvottanasanaUtitha hasta padangustasana A,B,C,DArdha baddha padmotanasanaSamastithiUrdhva namaskar asanaUttanasana A,BChaturanga dandasanaUrdhva mukha svanasanaAndho Mukha svanasanaVeerbhadra asana I, IIPaschimottasana A, B,C,DPurvottanasanaArdha baddha padma paschimottasanaTriag mukhaiada paschimottasanaJanusirsasana A,B,C,DMarichyasana A,B,C,DNavasanaBhuja pidanasanaParyangasana A, BParivrittanasana A, BYoni Dandasana  A, BYoga DandasanaBhuja DandasanaParsva DandasanaAdho DandasanaUrdhva DandasanaSama KonasanaOmkarasanaMoola BandaasanaNahusasasana A, B, CVrikschikasanaBuhhhasanaKapilasanaSayanasanaAkharna DanurasanaPadanghusta Dhanurasana A, BMarichsyasana E, F, G, HTadasanaSamanasanaParsva BakasanaEka Pada Kapotasana  A, B

Hatha Yoga Asana

Surya namaskara

Asana of 200 Hrs if someone still not master that level

Shalambha sirsasanaShalambha sirasanaKakasanaTittibhasanaKukkutasanaVeera bhadrasana-3Uttana koormasanaYoga nidrasanaMayurasanaHanumasanaParyankasanaParyankasanaEka pada rajakapothasana PashasanaKraunchasanaPoorna naukasanaVasistasanaEka pada shirsasanaNatarajasanaSuptha trivikramasanaUbhaya padangustasana

 Pranayama & Mudras:

Introduction to Pranayama.Healing aspects of PranayamaImprovement of Pranayama Techniques (Neti, Kapalabhati, Nadi Shodana, Surya Bheda, Bastrika, Sheetali, Shetkari, Bhramari intermediate and advanced level).Intermediate and advanced mudras and bandhasParana and lifestyleMediation aspects of pranayamaBreathing and lifespan.Mantra and pranayamaKriyas (Body Cleansing Methods) intermediate level


Standard & Advanced Meditation Practice (Om Meditation, Trataka, Yoga Nidra, Sound meditation, Mantra meditation, morning meditation, Nadi meditation, 5 elements of meditation, 7 chakra meditation, astrological meditation).


Intermediate & advanced Mantras, Hindu Gods, mantras related with them

 Anatomy and physiology or Asana Alignment:

A detailed explanation of muscular, skeletal system and breathing system their function during physical exercises of intermediate level

 Yoga therapy/Ayurveda:

Using of number of yogic/ayurvedic methods in supporting and treatment of some diseases, information about Ayurvedic herbs and their supplying techniques

 Teaching methodology:

Teaching the standard concept of preparation of your own class with attention to the psychology of the clients in yoga class,Obstacles in teaching practice, how to bring variety in your yoga class, a creation of own yoga class

*depends on week schedule

Testimonials What People Say It was very spiritual, in depth Yoga experience. Very good traditional Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga teachers! You will understand what is actually Yoga, why do you do asanas, pranayama exercises and will experience on your own body all the positive effects of practicing. Very good quality food and water, had no problems at all. Your personal needs are taken seriously and you are in good hands there. Definitely recommend to anyone with or without yoga experience! Svetlana Baurens (Swiss) Svetlana Baurens (Swiss) The place is super nice, and I felt myself immediately comfortable there. All the teachers are very good and very proffesional of what they do. And the food is super good, clean and nutritious. Definetly I felt better after two weeks. Will be back there! Namaste! Mika Jokela (Finnland) Mika Jokela (Finnland) I had an incredible time in Vedansha for my 100hour TTC. Everybody is very very friendly, it feels not like holiday it feels like family. You feel very safe. The yogaclasses are very good, nice teachers and the Guru has an incredible knowledge and is just amazing. The food is nice, rooms are simple but ok for india. I felt very good and i will go back soon! Thank u Vedansha for this unforgettable journey! Mandy Bauer (Germany)

Event Highlights

  • Concentration and meditation Deep study of breathing & mantra techniques Asana Hatha and Ashtanga vinyasa yoga classes Yoga pyhlosophy & Ayurveda in daily life Excursions & Ayurvedic massage 30 nights accommodation 3 daily vegetarian meals

Venue Highlights

The Institute %The Vedansha Institute of Vedic Science and Alternative Medicine was founded by Yogachariya Dr. Sanjeev Pandey Ji. It was established to provide education in Vedic science, provide holistic treatment and support programs with yogic and Ayurvedic methods in common and non-curative diseases, and help humans control emotions, remove fears, improve their lives, find themselves in a society of modern technology, and open their power in order to feel harmony and happiness. %The institute keeps the ancient yogic tradition of Himalayan masters adapted to contemporary service requirements according to international standards of yoga education. Its teachers were born in yogic families and have scientific degrees in yoga, astrology, and Ayurveda. Its yoga masters have spent more than 90,000 hours on improving their practice of yoga postures and meditation. %Its founder, Dr. Sanjeev Pandey, has spent more than 20,000 hours in deep meditation in the Himalayan mountains. The institute has trained more than 10,000 yoga teachers from USA, Canada, Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Australia, Mexico, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Norway, Portugal, Greece, United Arab Emirates, Brazil, and Peru. %It also guides its clients after courses are completed by giving regular workshops and online webinars for a beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels in yoga, Vedic astrology, meditation, and Ayurveda. Because of this, clients keep on returning to the institute and its partners. Vedansha collaborates with medical doctors and performs research in yoga and cancer in Germany. It also performs special healing programs for people with different diseases to support their health. -Programs %There are no unsolved problems for the institute, only new questions to be answered. Vedansha aims to develop an authentic Himalayan yoga tradition worldwide. The quality of its yoga programs is guaranteed. These programs are proven safe by European medical doctors and can be easily performed by clients with varying levels of physical ability. %Each program was made by Dr. Sanjeev who is a seventh generation hereditary yogi and is oriented on beginner, intermediate, and advanced yogic levels. Vedansha has certified, healthy yoga products, and is considered as one of the best in Himalaya as proven by its certification from the International Yoga Alliance (USA) and Alternative Medical Council Calcutta (India). %Its programs are based on centuries-old traditions and adapted to contemporary conditions that make its clients 99% satisfied. You will get a full-service package with meetings, accommodation, three daily vegetarian meals and beverages, check-up of body problems, individual, naturopathic consultation, classes, special events, workshops, Ayurveda procedures, and excursions. %Vedansha starts to work with its clients even before their visit by providing a short check-up of their natal map and recognizing concerns. A program is then created for clients according to the information they provide regarding goals and opportunities for corrections during the visit. By using methods of yoga, Ayurveda, and Vedic astrology, the center creates special yoga classes with healthy nourishment, herbs, and spices, reaching purification and balance of the body and soul. -Responsibility %The institute takes responsibility for its students and patients. If you come as a student to get knowledge, Vedansha will not only propose to you the exact number of hours and classes but also consider your understanding of the difficulties in Vedic material and obstacles in your own practice. The center is sure that there are no untalented students. %Because of special, organized programs with attention to practical exercises, Vedansha's students are confident, able to teach without fear, and can represent Vedic science in their countries. The institute will support you in your teaching career, and will always be glad to help you with advice or sharing of professional skills. %If you decided to get supportive treatment, Vedansha will do its best to provide you with high-quality procedures in diagnostic therapy in India. And because of its international connections, the institute will try to help with organizing any succeeding treatment in your country. %The aim of this meditation practice is to encourage a deep state of concentration, that can be reached by everyone at a different pace, from 7 days even up to several years. It depends on the student's possibility of concentration, brain activity, the dominance of nervous system, desire to reach the goal and fear of obstacles. If you have any troubles related to the things mentioned, please let Vedansha know and they will help you go forward and overcome the troubles. Every student is different and sometimes it requires more time and effort, they are ready to offer our help anytime. % -Curriculum -Anatomy and physiology *Introduction to the muscular and skeletal system and their function during physical exercises -Yoga philosophical aspects *Human life, meaning and aim of life *Introduction to yoga, its origin and development *Introduction to Patanjali's Sutra yoga *Yama and Niyama or social and personal rules and regulations -Yoga practical aspects Asana Asana Ashtanga style primary, intermediate & advanced sequence (depends on students ability) Surya Namaskara A, B All postures of 200 Hours yoga TTC plus following: paryangasana A, B Parivrittanasana A, B Yoni Dandasana A, B Yoga Dandasana Bhuja Dandasana Parsva Dandasana Adho Dandasana Urdhva Dandasana Sama Konasana Omkarasana Moola Bandaasana Nahusasasana A, B, C Vrikschikasana Buhhhasana Kapilasana Sayanasana Akharna Danurasana Padanghusta Dhanurasana A, B Marichsyasana E, F, G, H Tadasana Samanasana Parsva Bakasana Eka Pada Kapotasana A, B -Hatha Yoga Asana Surya namaskar Asana of 200 Hrs if someone still not master that level Shalambha sirsasana Shalambha sirasana KAKASANA TITTIBHASANA KUKKUTASANA VEERA BHADRASANA-3 UTTANA KOORMASANA YOGA NIDRASANA Mayurasana HANUMASANA PARYANKASANA PARYANKASANA EKA PADA RAJAKAPOTHASANA PASHASANA KRAUNCHASANA POORNA NAUKASANA VASISTASANA EKA PADA SHIRSASANA NATARAJASANA SUPTHA TRIVIKRAMASANA UBHAYA PADANGUSTASANA -Pranayama and mudras *Introduction to pranayama *Basic pranayama techniques and benefits such as Neti, Kapalabhati, and Nadi Shodana *The pranic body *Parana and lifestyle *Breath, health, and pranayama -Breathing and lifespan *Kriyas or body cleansing methods such as Improvement of Pranayama Techniques (Neti, Kapalabhati, Nadi Shodana, Surya Bheda, Bastrika, Sheetali, Shetkari, Bhramari, Plavini intermediate & advanced level) -Meditation and mantras *Intermediate and advanced, meditation practice such as standard & advanced meditation practice (Om Meditation, Trataka, Yoga Nidra, Sound meditation, Mantra meditation, morning meditation, Nadi meditation, 5 elements meditation, 7 chakra meditation, astrological meditation) *Intermediate & advanced Mantras, Hindu Gods, mantras related to them *Yoga therapy and the use of basic yogic methods in supporting and treatment of some diseases -Teaching methodology *Principles of teaching yoga as a Vedic subject, Obstacles in teaching practice, how to bring variety in your yoga class, the creation of own yoga class. *Anatomy & Physiology. A detailed explanation of muscular, skeletal system and breathing system their function during physical exercises of intermediate level -Ayurveda *Ayurveda in daily life, 3 dosha and dhatu theory, how to identify dosha constitution, nutrition according to dosha constitution -Pre-requisites *Interest to learn Vedic science *Individuals with disabilities or ailments are advised to refrain from applying *Minimum age at the time of admission is 18 years. Applicants aged over 60 years could apply after consultation *Pregnant women need a medical authorization permitting them to practice yoga from their own country with translation in English *This teacher training course requires educational abilities and the desire to study the program according to the standards of Yoga Alliance USA. Students are reminded to remain aware and respectful of cultural differences among the participants and teachers. Any disruptions to the teaching process or behavior deemed harmful to other students, teachers, or the institute's property is in violation of the rules and policies of Vedansha Institute. Violation of the school's policies may result in dismissal from the program without any refund of the course fees. *Please note that the yoga atmosphere and classes can be different from that what you learned or saw in your home country. Vedansha Institute teaches not only asana, they also give knowledge of yoga as a Vedic science (pranayama, meditation, mantra, Ayurveda, astrology, sadhana, yajna, yoga philosophy, yoga therapy). *The teachers are not fitness instructors, most of them are spiritual yoga masters who have a completely different way of life and devotion to their practice. Some of them are monks, pandits in temples or swamis. They request you to please be polite and respect their work. If you find something that not suitable for you or for your faith or mentality, please do not put the blame on them. Let them know at the front desk, on-line or just discuss with Founder Dr Pandey Ji directly if you want any changes and what you find not suitable for you. In 99% misunderstanding will be solved in a good way. *If you are participating in scholarship program please note that karma yoga is also included in it. It means that 1 hour per week you will have to perform service free of charge such as cleaning of kitchen, garden, room, or helping in organization work. -Assessments *A written test in yoga philosophy, anatomy, therapy, Ayurveda, teaching methodology, pranayama, and meditation *A correct alignment of some asanas, pranayama, meditation. Possible injuries s and how to handle it in yoga class -Sample daily schedule *06:00 - 06:30 Wake up and cleansing *06:30 - 07:00 Shatkriya and herbal tea (yogic cleansing with Jala neti (special techniques of nose cleansing), pooja (mantra recitation & fire ceremony purification) *07:00 - 08:30 Asanas practical class Hatha/Ashtanga style (depending on the week schedule): learning the asana postures under the guiding of experienced Yoga teacher. *08:30 - 09:30 Pranayama: breathing exercises *09:30 - 10:30 Breakfast: special yogic menu *10:30 - 11:30 yoga philosophy/Ayurveda/teaching methodology *11:30 - 12:30 Mantra chanting/yoga therapy *13:00 - 14:00 Lunch *14:00 - 15:00 Free time *15:00 - 16:00 Yoga anatomy 2 weeks/asana alignment 2 weeks *16:00 - 17:30 Ashtanga Vinyasa/Hatha Yoga (theory & practice): number of physical postures according to study program *17:30 - 18:15 Yoga Nidra/ guided Meditation: guided relaxation practice, meditation and concentration *18:30 - 19:30 Dinner *19:30 - 20:30 Special event *20:00 - 22:00 Free time *22:00 - 06:00 Sleep %Mantra chanting for students without previous 200 H yoga TTC, yoga therapy for students with 200 Hours yoga alliance certificate


*Timetable can be changed due to the teaching process.

06:00 – 06:30 Wake up and cleansing.
06:30 – 07:00 Shatkriya and herbal tea (yogic cleansing with Jala neti (special techniques of nose cleansing), pooja (mantra recitation & fire ceremony purification).
07:00 – 08:30 Asanas practical class Hatha/Ashtanga style (depending on the week schedule): learning the asana postures under the guiding of experienced Yoga teacher.
08:30 – 09:30 Pranayama: breathing exercises.
09:30 – 10:30 Breakfast: special yogic menu.
10:30 – 11:30 Yoga philosophy/ayurveda/teaching methodology.
11:30 – 12:30 Mantra chanting.
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch.
14:00 – 15:00 Free time.
15:00 – 16:00 Yoga anatomy 2 weeks/asana alignment 2 weeks.
16:00 – 17:30 Ashtanga Vinyasa/Hatha Yoga (theory & practice): number of physical postures according to study program.
17:30 – 18:30 Yoga Nidra/ guided Meditation: guided relaxation practice, meditation and concentration.
18:30 – 19:30 Dinner.
19:30 – 20:30 Special event.
20:00 – 22:00 Free time.
22:00 – 06:00 Sleep.
Note:- Time table can be changed during to teaching process.


During this training, you will enjoy a daily vegetarian breakfast, lunch, and dinner plus drinks. Every meal will consist of a special nutritious Ayurvedic and yogic menu developed according to the season. For the morning, you will enjoy a detox hot tea with special Himalayan herbs to make you stronger and improve your digestion. Other drinks will include herbal tea, black tea, masala tea, water, milk, and juice. %Please be aware that the meal & beverages that are included during the course program and package are special yogic & ayurvedic. If you wish to try other meals from the Indian or Italian Menu in our Vedansha restaurant, extra costs will be charged.


%During this training, you will stay in a shared, private or double room at the Kriya Ashram or at the Vedansha Retreat Center. The rooms offer hot water, a clean toilet, warm conditions during cold seasons, and security in the area. Rooms have fan and good ventilated. For the summer season, you may opt for an air-conditioned room, offered upon availability, at an additional charge of 8 USD per night. %If you would like to stay in a single or double hotel room, Vedansha Institute of Vedic Science and Alternative Medicine offers you a private accommodation, with air-conditioning, either in a deluxe room or an apartment, for an additional cost. Please send an inquiry and the institute will be pleased to offer you a quotation, for the hotel accommodation option. %Please note that sometimes the power goes off in the whole Rishikesh. During these moments, you will have light in your rooms, but the Internet may stop working for a while. In such cases, you should not worry, as it usually comes back in a few minutes. Otherwise, please ask Vedansha Institute's manager to assist you and provide the internet stick.


This training will take place at the Moksha Ashram and the Kriya Ashram in Rishikesh, India. -Nearby places *Dehradun Airport (DED), 15 kilometers *Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) - 6 hours

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