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

2199 USD per person(single occupancy)

1799 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
  • Tantra Kriya/meditation
  • 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

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
  • Teaching Internship
  • Social work as volunteers (optional)
  • Day first medical check-up
  • 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 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.

Curriculum of Theoretical Course

The theoretical part of Vedanta yoga teacher training course will include textual study and exposition of original text related to tradition of yoga, Vedanta & tantra. It is remarkable that these texts are originally retained in Sanskrit language and your instructor will be a Sanskrit scholar well-versed in these texts. The details of text to be studied are given below:

  • Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras
  • Hatha yoga Pradipika
  • Upanishads (Kathopnishad Upanishad & Taittiriya Upanishad)
  • Bhagvad Gita
  • Viveka Chudamani
  • Vighyan Bhairva
  • Shiv Sutra

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. It will cover Hatha Yoga, Raja Yoga & Tantra Yoga.  We have designed the course in such a way that student can understand the alignment, adjustment and stabilization of body in best possible way.

Elements of practical curriculum: 300 Hour YTTC

  • Focus on traditional style
  • Practice asanas under competent yoga master
  • Role of asanas for external to internal awareness
  • Reaching deeper level of consciousness
  • Synchronization of practical & theoretical knowledge

Hatha Yoga Asanas

  • Pawanmuktasana–Part 1, 2 & 3
  • Vajrasana group of asanas
  • Yoga exercise for eyes
  • Standing asana
  • Surya namasakra
  • Padmasana group asanas
  • Backward-bending asanas
  • Forward-bending asana
  • Spinal-twisting Asanas
  • Inverted asanas
  • Balancing asanas
  • Asana for disease management

Pranayama

  • How time, place & duration are important?
  • Learn inhalation/exhalation & 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

Shatkarm Kriya

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

Meditation

  • Dynamic & Static meditation
  • Silence meditation
  • Tantra meditation
  • Meditating on breath
  • Meditation mantra chanting
  • Breath-control meditation
  • Chanting meditation
  • Laughing 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

Yoga Nidra

This is an extremely powerful and systematic technique derived from the Tantras, that induces complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation. The practitioner is taught to maintain inner awareness while experiencing a deep state of restfulness and rejuvenation. Accompanied with positive affirmations planted during the process, it results in a complete positive transformation of the practitioner.

Nada Yoga & Post-Trauma Healing

  • Chanting of mantras
  • Tibetan singing bowels
  • Music therapy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Art therapy

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 course.

Yoga Philosophy

  • Textual study of Patanjali’s Yoga-Sutras
  • Textual study of Hatha Yoga Pradipika
  • Introductory lessons in Vedanta: Upanishad & Bhagwad Gita
  • Introductory lessons in Tantra: Kashmir Shaivite Non-dual philosophy
  • Vedic Counseling
  • Synthesis of Jnana Yoga, Bhakti Yoga & Karma Yoga
  • Introductory lessons in Sath-Chakra-Nirupana

Introductory Lessons in Vedanta

Vedanta is pinnacle of spiritual wisdom of India, mainly laid down in texts such as Upanishad and Bhagwad 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.

Introductory Lessons in Tantra

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. Tantra also works on energy centers existing in our body known as chakras. Activation of these chakras opens up infinite possibilities of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual being.

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

Skeletal system: Understanding bones & joints for relaxation

Muscular system: Understanding anatomy & functions of muscles & tendons

Cardiovascular system: Practice to keep the heart healthy by right posture

Nervous system: Yoga and its connection with nervous system

Respiratory system: Connection of yogic breathing with respiratory system

Digestive system: Learning different organs of digestion and impact of yoga

Endocrine system: Balancing hormonal and endocrine system of body

Physiology of asanas: Common yoga injuries and prevention

Disease management: Managing disease by holistic view of yoga

Daily Regimen

The daily regimen will run for six to seven hours including separate session for practical & theoretical training. The course will run for six days in a week. One day will be rest. The total duration of the course is 35 days.

  • Wake-up
  • Herbal tea
  • Yogic cleansing (Shatkarma)
  • Asana, pranayama & meditation
  • Breakfast
  • Yoga philosophy
  • Anatomy & physiology and Ayurveda
  • Lunch
  • Rest
  • Yoga breathing & yoga nidra
  • Hatha yoga, pranayama & meditation
  • Dinner

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 Foundation has set standard rules & regulations to maintain decorum and dignity which all students are expected to follow strictly.

These requirements are as follows:

Program Requirements

  • Mental & physical fitness is mandatory for all students
  • Basic knowledge of English is desirable
  • Drugs/alcohols/cigarettes are prohibited
  • Regular attendance is enviable
  • Wear yoga dress in all yoga classes

Study Requirements

  • Strictly follow the designed syllabus
  • Follow the scheduled time
  • Must stay in center during course
  • Maintain a distance from teachers
  • Each students must have his/her own health insurance
  • Outing is not allowed during duration of the course
  • Contact manager if any query or demand

Meals

  • Only vegetarian food
  • No demand of extra food

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
Includes all lodging, food & teaching
Get a rebate on course fees. Applicable till 31 March, 2020
Fees Includes Complimentary
  1. Food, lodging & yoga learning
  2. Spacious room with AC facility
  3. Welcome gift (yoga dress, yoga mat, neti-lota & beads, souvenir)
  4. Yoga Alliance certificate
  5. Trekking in nearby mountain village
  6. White-water river rafting
  7. Wi-Fi Zone/CCTV Surveillance
  8. Pick & drop facility from airport
  9. Teaching Internship
  10. Volunteer to social work(optional)
  1. Spiritual musical concert (weekend)
  2. Live music meditation & Learning Indian music
  3. Vedanta & Tantra
  4. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  5. Soulful music therapy
  6. Yagya ( Homa) Therapy
  7. Ayurvedic Psychology
  8. "Gita" discourse
  9. Law of Attraction

Cancellation & Refundable Policy

  • 30 % advance payment is non-refundable
  • Deposit remaining fee amount on day-first
  • In case of any medical complications, fees will not be refunded
  • In case of misbehavior, we owns right 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)
  • Please carefully read all the rules, term and conditions regarding payment policy of Spirit Yoga Foundation for your own convenience

Rules & regulations

  • Mental/physical fitness is must for all students
  • Regularly attend the classes (practical & theory)
  • Wear yoga dress during the course
  • Drugs, alcohol, smoking etc are strictly prohibited
  • Only vegetarian meals will be served
  • If any inconvenience, meet the head teacher
  • Don’t create any problem/hurdle during course
  • Stick to our syllabus for each course
  • Outing is permitted once a week
  • Inform to staff if decide to go outside the premises

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

The 200 hr YTTC & 300 hr YTTC yoga courses are recognized by Yoga Alliance, USA. It conducts both practical & theoretical teaching to yoga students by expert yoga teachers. After successfully completing the course, you get the Yoga Alliance, USA acknowledged certificate. Which authorizes you to teach anywhere in the world and open up your own yoga school/studio.

Both are unique in their own way. Hatha yoga is preparatory ground to enter into further stages of yoga & meditation. It primarily works at the level of physical and vital energy (prana level). Thus, it covers mainly asanas and pranayama besides purgatory regimen. Ashtanga yoga is a wider concept comprising eight components–yama to Samadhi

Yes, both 200 hrs and 300 hrs YTTC of Spirit Yoga Foundation are recognized by Yoga Alliance, USA. Once you complete the course, you will become certified yoga teacher and can open-up your own yoga center/studio.

You have to attend daily classes of 6-7 hrs. It is 28 day (200 hr YTTC) & 45 days (300 hr YTTC) program, and every day practical (asana, pranayam & meditation), theoretical (philosophy, anatomy & physiology) classes are conducted.

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

Yes, you can join any teaching course. It starts from basic level, and then goes to intermediate and advanced level. It is advisable to start from basic, and then go for intermediary and 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. The fees can range from 1500 to 3,000 $.

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 & LifestylePost-trauma healing & rehabilitation with the help of CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and Art Therapy