28 Days 200hr Yoga Teacher Training in Nepal

About This Event

Enliven a true yogic experience in the peaceful lap of Nepal. Join Rishikul Yogshala’s 200-hour yoga teacher training and discover inner-liberation in the heart of the Himalayas. Explore the science of yoga and spirituality while unfolding some of the natures’ most beautiful treasures.

Certifications

Upon completion of this yoga teacher training, students are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®).

Rishikul Yogshala, a Yoga Alliance registered yoga school, has been the leader of spreading education of yoga since 2010. Rishikul Yogshala blends traditional value of ancient yoga with contemporary patterns to completely fulfill the requirements of a contemporary yogi looking to advance their life and career as skilled yoga practitioner and teacher.

Program

The teachings are more scientific initially, but later evolve to a spiritual method allowing for a holistic and well-rounded approach to yoga. This program at the Yogshala allows the mind to regain peace and the body to recover its beauty and vital stamina.

The program is designed as per the Yoga Alliance standards and has a strong foundation of teaching all elements of yoga that will make every learner a master. The yoga instructor certification course is designed for those who desire self-knowledge and complete understanding of the yoga sutras to become a successful yoga teacher and practitioner.

This is the foundation course for learning various disciplines and guidelines of yoga. It is a detailed course that suitably follows the standards of Yoga Alliance. The 200-hour yoga teacher training course at Rishikul Yogshala, Pokhara, is developed to deliver the complete theoretical and practical know-how about yoga. This course leads towards deepening of yoga practice and also imbibes skills so you can train and guide others as well-practiced yoga teachers.

Curriculum

Ashtanga yoga

The classic yoga style that helps integrate mind, body and spiritual balance is also one of the oldest and the most eminent traditional yoga styles. During the Ashtanga yoga classes, the students would learn to develop strength, stability, agility, and immense focus on a holistic level.

The tradition of Sri K Pattabhi Jois - the founder of Ashtanga yoga, forms the base of this intensive class with the use of theoretical knowledge in practice.Primary seriesStudy of Vinyasa9 Drishti in Ashtanga seriesImportance of Ujjai and Bandha in seriesLearn to concentrate on energy locks (bandhas)

Hatha yoga

With numerous health benefits, Hatha classes will teach students to observe the body and take a conscious approach to its limitations. The focus of the class is not related to the dynamic way of performing asanas, but to work on correct alignment in every posture.

Sun salutation with 12 Surya Mantras and its benefitsTraditional and classical Hatha yogaCorrect alignment and adjustmentsThe benefits of each asanaTerminologies and Sanskrit names and the meaning of asanaModification of Asana for various Ability LevelsHow to use props correctlyHow to use the breathMudras or gestures

Yoga philosophy and yogic lifestyle

The philosophy classes will help the students achieve their inner and spiritual growth, offering answers to many questions related to yoga and life. While teaching yoga philosophy, the students are assisted to live an enlightened life in society. The key points include:

The base of the philosophy and history of yogaAn introduction to SanskritIntroduction to yoga sutras, Shiva sutras, Kama sutras, and Bhakti sutraStudy of all yoga hypothesis on the basis of ancient scripturesYogic traditionSelf-realization and inner-liberationStudy of eight limbs of PatanjaliFive koshas (bodies)Darshanam

Meditation

You will learn a wide range of meditation exercises and strategies for relaxation and to clear the mind.

Guided and self-meditationLearn how to guide others in meditationThe science of meditation and proper breathingYoga Nidra basic series up to four levelsMeditations and its practices

Pranayama

Prana is life force or breath. The classes awaken students’ realization of the importance of the breath, both in the practice of yoga and in everyday life. When you manage to purify your bodies and minds, pranayama becomes a real pleasure and reveals the way to the spiritualistic experiences.

Knowledge of the breathing techniques beneficial to both the body and mindNadi Shodhanam, Bhastrika, Ujjai, Shetali and Shetkari, Nadi and KapalbatiThe importance of diaphragmatic breathingStress and anxiety related breathing techniquesExternal pranayama series up to two variationsKumbhaka (retention) and pause less or continuous breathingsLevels of concentrations and its refinements

Anatomy

Anatomy classes allow the students to gain a basic knowledge about the human body and its most important systems.

Theoretical knowledge necessary for teaching in the futureAbility to apply appropriate practices to improve and maintain healthKnowledge of the benefits and side effects of particular yoga practicesTechniques of observations and correcting the bodily systems and organsEnergy anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, and others)Anatomy and psychological study of inhalation and exhalationAnatomy of nerves system and respiratory systemsAnatomy of spinal cord and digestive systems

Adjustment and Alignment

Perfection of the asanas is achieved through a rigorous application of various adjustment and alignment techniques.

Learn the art of perfecting the pose and avoiding injuries with correct alignment techniquesSelf-understandingPreparatory practiceModification of asanas according to body typesUse of props such as yoga blocks, straps, yoga wheel, yoga wedge, and sand bagTiming and duration of each asanas as per body limitations and typesTherapeutic benefitsBasic asanas foundationSelf-awarenessBreathing techniques

Mantra yoga

Mantra is a group of Sanskrit words that are rhythms and create sound vibrations that touch every cell in the body and the depth of the soul. In mantra classes, students will learn to come together to create an inner awareness as the teacher guides you through each mantra and its meaning.

Introduction of Mantra yogaImportance of (OM)-AUMMantra for meal purificationMantra for obstaclesMantra for universal masters to blessMantra for realizationMantra for well being

Mudra

Understand the presence of body’s healing points. Upon simulation, these points act as the remedy to treating various disorders and, as the ideal means to achieving maximum benefit from each asana. Mudra or gesture when combined with Pranayama therapy magically works the flow of prana and activates the entire body’s energy process.

Importance of Mudra according to Hatha yogaTypes of MudraPracticum of Gyana and Chin MudraPracticum of Ashwini MudraPhysical, mental, and spiritual benefits of Mudra

Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra is a unique meditation technique which involves traveling through various stages while gradually falling into a rejuvenating and peaceful slumber while being awake in the moment. Also known as the yogic sleep, this is a highly essential spiritual awakening technique practiced to explore internal layers of a human soul while achieving intense relaxation and inner calm. During yoga Nidra sessions, you shall explore and stroll through the various stages for deep rejuvenation of the mind, body and soul.

Understanding sleep and the three states of consciousnessBenefits of deep sleepUnderstanding yoga NidraYoga Nidra practices from Satyananda traditionYoga Nidra practices as a cure for insomnia and other sleep disorders

Shatkriya

Study the science of body preparation through yogic cleansing methods before commencing yoga and meditation practice. An essential part of early morning tradition, the Shatkriyas or the Shatkarmas play a dominant role in mental, physical and spiritual purification and, in balancing the doshas. You shall undergo study of the following six yogic works:

Introduction of Shat Kriyas according to classical Hatha yogaPracticum of Jal Neti and Sutra Neti (Cleansing mucus or blockages from nasal passages and sinus)Practicum of Kunjal (Cleansing the excessive mucus from the digestive track)

Teaching methodology

It is strongly believed that the teacher training program is incomplete without proper classes of teaching methodology and techniques. In the last week of this course, you will be given the opportunity to teach others under the guidance of the teachers.

Disciplines of yoga teachers and studentsThe scope of listening, presence, directive and non directive dialogueThe importance of giving demonstrationPreparing for the classDescribing the practice, techniques, and delivery in teaching a classThe seven sacred steps to becoming a great yoga teacher



Event Highlights

  • Yogic Cooking Classes
  • Practice Hatha and Ashtanga yoga
  • Yogic lifestyle and yogic philosophy
  • Understanding the human anatomy with respect to the art of yoga
  • Yogic purification techniques, Shatkriyas
  • Healthy nutritious meals and drinks
  • Healing through laughter therapy
  • 28 nights' accommodation

Schedule

06:00 Morning prayer
06:45 Classical Hatha yoga
08:30 Pranayamas, breathing practices
09:00 Breakfast
11:00 Yoga practicum and philosophy
13:30 Lunch
14:30 Rest or self-study
15:30 Yoga practicum
17:00 Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga
19:00 Meditation and its practices
20:00 Supper

Venue Highlights

Pokhara is one of the most picturesque and affluent valleys in Nepal. Surrounded by Himalayan snow peaks, lush green valleys, lakes, and the Seti River flowing smoothly throughout the town, the place becomes an epitome of natural beauty and serenity. This breath taking beauty is combined with the traditional heritage of the town that is evident in the presence of ancient Hindu Temples and Buddhist Gompas that make this place the ideal destination for a completey restorative and enlightening yoga training program. The place also offers a huge variety of excursions and activities that are globally eminent, such as trekking, jungle safari, rafting, and so much more.

Amenities

  • Spa
  • Pool
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Yoga Studio
  • House-Keeping

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Ayurvedic
  • Organic

Menu/Cuisine

The valley of Pokhara is abundant with plush agricultural land and, hence, delectable meals prepared from fresh produce become a signature style of cooking for the people of Nepal. Following the same style, they serve healthy vegetarian meals, equally palatable to all our participating candidates. The meals are yogic in nature and are prepared by chefs specializing in Ayurveda. The food is 100% vegetarian, following the balance of body and mind. Pure vegan diet can also be availed on request.

Directions

Arrival by airplane
Please book your flight to arrive at Tribhuvan Airport in Kathmandu. Upon landing, bus or cab can be availed to our venue in Pokhara.

Arrival by bus
If travelling from India, you may reach any of the points of entry for Nepal namely, Kakkarbhitta (West Bengal), Biratnagar (Bihar), Birgunj (Bihar), Sunauli, Nepalgunj, Dhanagadi and Mahendranagar (all across the border from Uttar Pradesh). From there, you can take a direct bus for Pokhara.

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