Overview

200 hour Vedanta & yoga teacher training course in Rishikesh is affiliated to Yoga Alliance, USA. Vedanta and Tantra are additional allurements of our yoga school besides regular 200 hour YTTC course, which deepens your exploration & journey of self-transformation, with the assimilation of profound, esoteric philosophy of Vedanta and Tantra.

It is the most advance yoga teacher training course where you learn practical & theoretical teaching method. This special course, on the one hand makes you expert in hatha yoga’s technique of bodily alignment, adjustment & perfection, on the other hand, practical philosophy of Tantra & Vedanta, raises your consciousness to new heights and trains you at controlling the mind, thus makes you ring-master of your mind- circus.

  • Mastery over body & senses
  • Rejuvenation and longevity
  • Calm, composed & focused mind
  • Self-transformation in all-loving human-being
  • Higher consciousness & transcendence

Course Fees

2200 USD per person(single occupancy)

1800 USD per person(double occupancy)

Duration

35 days(6-7 hours daily classes)

Additional Allurement

Practical Training

  • Hatha Yoga Asanas
  • Shatkarma & Pranayama
  • Bandha & Mudra
  • Dynamic& Static meditation
  • Sound-healing techniques
  • Stress-buster breathing
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy/Art Therapy
  • Soulful Music

Theoretical Training

  • Hatha-Yoga philosophy based on Hatha Yoga Pradipika
  • Patanjali Yoga Sutras
  • Upanishads
  • Bhagvad Gita
  • Vivek Chudhamani
  • Yoga Vasistha
  • Vigyan Bhairva
  • Shiva Sutras
  • Tantra Kriya/meditation

Fee Inclusions

  • Food & lodging
  • Welcome gift & souvenir
  • Trekking in nearby mountain village
  • White-water river rafting
  • Wi-Fi Zone/CCTV Surveillance
  • Pick & drop facility from airport
  • Live music meditation

Accommodation

The location of our yoga school ensures to give you an environment of complete relaxation, rejuvenation and tranquility ---away from the hustle and bustle of Rishikesh town.

Certification of 200 hour YTTC & Vedanta Course

The 200 hour Vedanta & yoga teacher training course is affiliated to Yoga Alliance, USA. Though, 100 hour YTTC & 200 hour YTTC are not pre-requisite, but if you have done it, it will give you an edge over others. After successful completion of the course, you will earn two distinct certificates—- (1) regular yoga course certificate (2) Vedanta & Tantra certificate.

 

200 hour YTTC – Vedanta & Yoga Course in Rishikesh

This course ushers in a confluence of three distinct streams of spiritual practices. Yoga enables your body & mind to pursue higher spiritual goal as well as fulfilled and successful material life.  Vedanta addresses most fundamental & perennial questions of our existence, in Indian tradition, it is known as path of knowledge (Jnana-Yoga). Thus, Vedanta satiates our deep inquisitives regarding the nature of ultimate reality. Tantra explores the same ultimate reality, through deeper and intense engagement with lively pulsating tangible reality by employing your senses and heart.  

 

What is Vedanta?

Vedanta literally means end or culmination of Vedas, which is also as Upanishad. Upanishad stands for mysterious and secretive knowledge imparted by enlightened gurus to sincere disciples. Upanishad primarily deals with “Brahman Vidya”, the knowledge of ultimate reality. According to Vedanta, reality within (self) and reality outside (world) are not two, there is one undifferentiated flow of consciousness, and this is sole constituent of reality. In Vedantic wisdom, subject and object poles merge into one reality.

 

What is Tantra?

Tantra is one of the most prominent spiritual disciplines flourished in India. Tantra accepts life in its all hues and rhythms, Vedanta & yoga exhort us to turn our attention from phenomenal and tangible reality to inner space of pure consciousness, whereas Tantra tells to keep our attention intact to the tangible reality with deep and arisen awareness. Contrary to Vedantic reality principles—Brahman which is static and motionless, Tantas reality principles are dynamic and vibrant constituted by Shiva and His Shakti.

 

Registered Yoga School in Rishikesh

Spirit Yoga Foundation is non-profit organization in operation since 2009. We are registered with:

  • Societies Registration Act 1860, India
  • Registered Yoga School (RYS) to Yoga Alliance, USA
  • Section 12A of the Income Tax Act 1961, India

Payment & Refund Policy

Reserve your seat by depositing 30 % as advance against total fee. This advance fee is non-refundable. Deposit rest of amount on first day of your arrival.

Practical Curriculum

Spirit Yoga Foundation has meticulously worked to complete the practical curriculum in compliance with reputed Yoga Alliance, USA. Its elements are Hatha Yoga, Raja Yoga, Tantra Yoga, Sound Healing & various Meditation techniques.
We have designed the course in such a way that a student can understand the alignment, adjustment and stabilization of body in best possible way. Student will also be trained in traditional yogic techniques of controlling the fickle mind.

Elements of practical curriculum

  • Flexible, stable body through asanas
  • Regulation & awareness of breathing through pranayama
  • Bodily cleansing (both gross & subtle body) through shatkarma
  • Calm & composed mind through refining senses
  • Ascendance to higher consciousness through meditation

Hatha Yoga Asanas

Pranayama

  • Choosing time & place for pranayama
  • Learn inhale/exhale & retention of breath
  • Seven pranayama series
  • Role of pranayama in meditation
  • Pranayama with bandha

Bandhas

  • Jalandhar bandha
  • Uddiyan bandha
  • Mool bandha
  • Maha bandha

Mudras

  • Psychic gesture of knowledge
  • Gesture of consciousness
  • Attitude of the womb or source of life
  • Eyebrow centre gazing
  • Fierce or terrifying gesture

Shatkarma Kriya

  • Jal neti
  • Sutra neti
  • Kapalbhati
  • Dhauti
  • Nauli
  • Tratak

Sound Healing

  • Tibetan singing bowls & gongs
  • Mantra chanting/Omkar recitation

Cognitive Behavior/Art Therapy

  • Sanskrit learning
  • Writing practice
  • Art & Craft

Meditation

Modifying Breathing through Pranayama

  • Shoulder Breathing
  • Namaskar Breathing
  • Hand Stretch Breathing
  • Kapal Breathing
  • Up Hand Breathing
  • Mountain & bhujang asana breathing
  • Tiger breathing
  • Cat breathing

Theory Curriculum

The theoretical portion as designed by Spirit Yoga Foundation is in compliance with international standard set by Yoga Alliance, USA. It is also in perfect harmony and balance with practical session for better understanding of the yoga teacher training course in Rishikesh.

Yoga Philosophy

Cessation of conflicting thoughts in mind is ultimate goal of traditional yoga. Mind and its control is main focus of the hath yoga. Later on, special treatises were written on the preparatory stage of yoga which are considered to be bodily postures (asanas) and yogic breathing (pranayama). Hatha Yoga Pradipika is one such text.

Vedanta Philosophy

Vedanta is pinnacle of spiritual wisdom of India, mainly laid down in texts such as Upanishad and Bhagvad Gita. Teachings of Vedanta provide speculative and contemplative space to marinate with the help of yoga into the sky of unbounded awareness of non-dual Reality. These texts will be dealt with in this section.

  • Kathopanishad
  • Taittiriya Upanishad
  • Bhagvad Gita
  • Yog Vasistha
  • Vivek Chunamani

Tantra Philosophy

Tantra is an all-accepting and life-positive approach to spirituality. It harnesses creative and aesthetical dimensions of our being to raise higher level of consciousness. It works on subtle energy centers known as chakras. Activation of these chakras opens up infinite possibilities of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual being. These texts will be studied in this section:

  • Vigyan Bhairav
  • Shiva Sutra
  • Shad Chakra Nirupan

Vedic Counseling

It uses the principles and practices of Vedic philosophy and psychology to offers guidance on how to find one’s unique purpose in life that is in harmony with the entire cosmos. It leads the practitioner into self-awareness, helps in tapping and harnessing their own infinite potential, and provides ways on how live an authentic life of overall abundance and fulfillment.

Anatomy and physiology

While Anatomy is the study of the structure and relationship between body parts, Physiology is the study of the function of body parts and the body as a whole. The following systems are covered under this study-

  • Circulatory system
  • Skeletal system
  • Digestive system
  • Muscular system
  • Cardiovascular system
  • Respiratory system
  • Nervous system
  • Urinary system
  • Reproductive system
  • Endocrine system

Basic Ayurveda

Ayurveda is prominent among alternative medicine system and therapeutically approach. It is a holistic approach to physical & mental health. It not only deals with cure and treatment of ailments, but it guides for overall health and wellness, so that one can pursue the path of yoga with strong body and mind. It works on the principle of “tridosha” i.e. kapha, vatta and pitha, and recommends different dietary regimen accordingly differences based on the prominence of “doshas”.

Daily Regimen

The day starts with wake-up call in early morning. The daily practice will continue till evening with 6-7 hours daily practice. The course will run for six days in a week with recreational activity on special weekend. The total duration of the course is 35 days or five weeks with one day off in a week.

Day First

  • Welcome ceremony in traditional way
  • Special gifts for every guest

Daily Regimen

  • 5:30 am : Wake-up+ Herbal tea
  • 6:30 am : Fire-worshipping + Shatkarma+ Hatha yogasana + Pranayama + Meditation
  • 8:30 am : Breakfast
  • 10:00 – 11:00 am : Yoga Philosophy
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm : Anatomy & physiology
  • 12:00 – 1:00 pm : Stress-buster technique + Cognitive Behavior Therapy
  • 1:00 – 2:00 pm : Lunch
  • 2:00 – 3:30 pm : Rest
  • 3:30 – 4:30 pm : Tantra & Vedanta discourse
  • 4:30 – 6:00 pm : Hatha yogasana + Pranayama + Meditation
  • 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm : Musical concert + Sound-healing techniques

Concluding Day

  • Fire-worshiping (morning)
  • Awarding-certificate ceremony
  • Feedback session
  • High-end lunch with Guru

Note: The daily schedule is subject to change. The exact daily regimen will be handed to you on the first day of your arrival. One day will be off in a week.

Student Requirements

The Spirit Yoga Foundations has set standard rules & regulations to maintain decorum and dignity of yoga wisdom which all students are expected to follow strictly.

Course Requirements :

  • Strictly follow the designed syllabus
  • Follow the scheduled time
  • Must stay in center during course
  • Maintain a distance from teachers
  • Each student must have his/her own health insurance
  • Outing is not allowed during duration of the course
  • Contact manager in case any query/demand
  • Mental & physical fitness is mandatory for all students
  • Drugs/alcohols/cigarettes are prohibited
  • Regular attendance is enviable
  • Wear yoga dress in all yoga classes

Accommodation

Our center is in sylvan surroundings of nature on the outskirts of Rishikesh. It is far away from the hustle-bustle from the crowded town. The murmuring rivulet with glory of mountain and vast greenery make it an ideal place for practicing yoga & meditation. The fresh mountain breeze is soul-stirring and refreshes your mind and body.

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Program Fee

Single Occupancy Double Sharing
2200 USD per person 1800 USD per person
Course Duration : 34 Night/35 Days
Daily Classes : 6-7 hours
Check-in : Time: 12 pm
Check-out : Time: 12 am
Fee Inclusions
  1. Food & lodging
  2. Welcome gift & souvenir
  3. Trekking in nearby mountain village
  4. Wi-Fi Zone/CCTV Surveillance
  5. Pick & drop facility from airport
  6. Live music meditation
  7. Classical music on weekend

Cancellation & Refundable Policy

  • 30 % advance payment against fee is non-refundable
  • Deposit remaining fee amount on day-first arrival
  • In case of any medical complications, fees will not be refunded
  • In case of misbehavior, we own rights to expel the violator. No amount will be refund in this case.
  • Bring your own medical insurance
  • If you postpone your schedule program, we can adjust with other future programs (T & C apply)

Testimonials

Elmie Johnson

New Zealand

The 45 days which I spent in 300 hour yoga teacher training course in the month of December in 2017 with Spirit Yoga Foundation are memorable one. It gave me an opportunity to learn hatha yoga and ashtanga yoga in one go. I started practical training with basic asanas in combination with adjustment & alignment. The practical session of asana series was completely enjoyable. I learn to support my breathing with gentle physical movements (or yogic asanas). As the day advanced, I learned standing asanas, backward and forward bending asanas.

Aishwarya

New Delhi, India

After completing my 200 hour yoga teacher training course, I was searching for an apt yoga school where I could get training in advanced level. Luckily, while surfing in internet, my eyes glued to stunning website of SYF. I landed in SYF yoga center in March, 2017. The philosophical and theoretical class of hatha yoga was astonishing. I discover hatha yoga is traditional and classical, and I was taught with the same essence with little modification.

FAQ

It is certification course conducted by yoga school/ashram to shape budding yoga teachers. Students obtain comprehensive training in yoga teaching by erudite yoga masters. The duration of the course range from two weeks to seven weeks. The 200 hour YTTC & 200 hour Vedanta & YTTC courses are recognized by Yoga Alliance, USA. You get both practical and theoretical training of yoga.

Both are unique in their own way. Hatha yoga is preparatory ground to enter into further stages of yoga and meditation. It primarily works at the mental and physical level to bring compatibility in mind & body. Hatha yoga covers asanas and pranayams besides purgatory regimen. Ashtanga yoga is a wider concept comprising eight limbs of yoga.

200 hour yoga teacher training course, 300 hour yoga teacher training course and 500 hour yoga teacher training course are recognized to reputed Yoga Alliance, USA. The daily regimen start early in the morning with wake-up call and it comprises six to seven hours daily practical & theoretical training.

Each student is expected to attend classes in proper yoga dress. There are fixed hours for practical/theoretical training with relaxing hour in-between. Yoga teacher training program can be 15 days, 28 day, 35 day & 45 day program. Every day practical (asana, pranayama and meditation) and theoretical (yoga philosophy, yoga’s anatomy & physiology) classes are conducted.

Yes, you can join beginner course. Light asana series with mild stretching under the guidance of yoga master will remove the stiffness in your body. Add-ons like yoga blocks, belts and other aids will help you to attain flexibility in your body.

Yes, you can join any YTTC course. It starts from yoga stretching and balanced breathing with controlling mind for “Dharana”. It is advisable to start from basic, and then go for intermediary & advance level of yoga teachers training courses.

Yoga is best for one and all—old, misfit and fragile persons. Yogic exercise promotes and maintains the healthy body. It improves your digestive, circulatory, respiratory and excretory system. The regular practice ensures physical and mental strength under the guidance of competent yoga guru.

Hatha yoga is the best choice. It is traditional & easy to learn under the guidance of guru. From physical to spiritual level, it slowly advances to the higher practice of yoga. It starts with stretching, calm asanas & light pranayama & meditation.

There is no need of any qualification or degree. You must have knowledge of English, as the medium of instruction is English. You approach guru with open mind. Any one in age group of 18-60, can be a yoga student. The age for learning is from 18 to 60. But if you have any serious medical complications, better consult concerned doctor before enrolling in any yoga course.

It depends upon the duration of the course, location (ashram, resort, or three-star accommodation) and status of the yoga school.

You will learn many elements of yoga:

  • Asana : Alignment & adjustment with different bodily postures
  • Pranayama : Breath control and its role in meditation
  • Meditation : Dynamic & static meditations techniques enhancing awareness, concentration & heart-fullness
  • Bandha-Mudra : Yogic gestures & locking of energy
  • Shatkarma : Yogic cleansing process for body
  • Anatomy & Physiology : Medical aspects of yoga
  • Textual study of Patanjali yoga-sutras & hatha yoga pradipika
  • Introductory lessons in Vedanta & Tantra
  • Sound-healing techniques
  • Ayurveda diet & lifestyle
  • Post-trauma healing & rehabilitation with the help of CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and Art Therapy