Overview

200 hour yoga teacher training course is affiliated to Yoga Alliance, USA. This course is conducted by Spirit Yoga Foundation, a registered yoga school (RYS) in Rishikesh. The allurements of this course are classical Hatha-yoga and Raja-yoga, based on the teachings of classical Sanskrit text and its contemporary relevance.

It is a reliable path to fulfill your dream of becoming a professional yoga teacher with global recognition. The course concludes in four weeks with daily regimen of 6-7 practical/theoretical training. The course curriculum is specifically designed in sync with international standard set by Yoga Alliance, USA. We mainly focus on classical hatha yoga.

Course Fees

1700 USD per person(single occupancy)

1400 USD per person(double occupancy)

Duration

28 days(6-7 hours daily classes)

Additional Allurement

Practical Training

  • Hatha Yoga Asanas
  • Bandha & Mudra
  • Pranayama & Shatkarma
  • Dynamic & Static meditation
  • Sound Healing
  • Stress-release Breathing
  • Yoga Nidra

Theoretical Training

  • Hatha Yoga Philosophy
  • Patanjali Yoga Sutras
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Basic Ayurveda
  • Vedic-Counseling
  • Gita Discourse
  • Basic Indian Philosophy
  • Introductory Tantra

Fees Includes

  • Accommodation & Food
  • Welcome gift & souvenir
  • Wi-Fi Zone & CCTV Surveillance
  • Pick & drop facility from airport
  • Learning Indian music
  • Yoga Alliance Certificate

Accommodation

Our yoga centre is nearly 5 km from Rishikesh. It lies in the lap of Himalaya with breath-taking landscape and near to river Ganges.

Yoga Alliance, USA Certified: 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training

The 200 hour yoga teacher training course is affiliated to Yoga Alliance, USA. Our course curriculum of 200 hour follows standard parameter of Yoga Alliance. Our teaching staff is certified yoga teacher and doctorate in yoga.

200 hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Course in Rishikesh

The 200 hour hatha yoga teacher training course is affiliated to Yoga Alliance, USA. Hatha yoga is traditional yoga with components—asana, pranayama, bandha, mudra & shatkarma. It involves both theoretical & practical aspects of yoga training. It touches mental, physical and spiritual growth of individual. It ensures ascending to higher consciousness.

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

You need to deposit 40 % total fee as advance fee to confirm your seat. This fee is non-refundable. Rest of amount must be deposited on first day of your arrival.

Practical Curriculum

The practical curriculum designed by Spirit Yoga Foundation is at par with standard guidelines of Yoga Alliance, USA. It covers all the components of practical training of 200 hour YTTC yoga—-from beginner to the advanced level.

  • All inclusive methods prescribed in principal yoga texts
  • Alignment & adjustment of asanas , pranayama, mudra, bandhas & shatkarma
  • Methodology to understand gross to subtle yoga
  • Control & expand energy through hatha yoga
  • Focus & concentration of mind through yogic breathing

Hatha Yoga Asana Series

Pranayama

  • How time, place & duration are important?
  • Learn inhalation/exhalation & retention of breath
  • Six selected pranayama series
  • Role of pranayama in meditation
  • Advance pranayama techniques

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

Shatkarm Kriya

  • Passing water through nostrils.
  • Purging the stomach using water
  • Abdominal breathing
  • Activation of digestive fire
  • Mind cleansing by focusing on a flame

Meditation

Meditation mainly will be of two kinds—dynamic & static meditation. Dynamic meditation aims at release of unwanted energy in the form of negative emotions. It stirs and vibrates us to the core. It fights with deep-seated inertia & passivity without which it is not possible to make progress in meditation.

  • Solo meditation or group meditation
  • Group meditation which works on collective energy of all participants
  • Dynamic meditation techniques where you relaxes your mind
  • Unbroken flow of attention to a single point for a long time
  • Pacifying the non-sense noise of unconscious mind

Regulating Breathing through Pranayam

  • Shoulder breathing
  • Namaskar breathing
  • Hand-stretch breathing
  • Kapal breathing
  • Cross breathing
  • Up-hand breathing

Surya Namaskar

  • Primary Series: Developing stamina & endurance for long sitting asana
  • Basic Position: Alignment & adjustment of body balance while doing asanas
  • Sun Salutation: Calm rhythm of breathing while sun salutation

Yoga Nidra

It 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.

Ayurvedic/Yogic Diet

Right diet is an important part of yoga’s life. Nature and quality of food has to do with physical, mental & spiritual health. Diet regimen according to the season is ascertaining principle of Ayurveda. Intake of fresh, juicy, least-processed and mostly alkaline food is best for the yoga practitioners.

Theory curriculum

The theoretical portion of 200 YTTC is primarily designed in sync with standard parameter of Yoga Alliance, USA. Our theory portion aims at introducing you to the classical lore of yoga & spiritual wisdom which helps to enhance the contemplative & philosophical acumen. You will learn the broader concept of yoga in traditional and contemporary aspects.

200 hour YTTC: Yoga Philosophy

  • Hatha Yoga “Pradipika” : Deals with preparatory process for advance stage of yoga and meditation. It works on the level of body, senses & vital energy (prana) comprising activities known as asanas, pranayama, mudra, bandhas & satkarma
  • Patanjali Yoga “Sutras” : These sutras propound the philosophy of Raj Yoga based on subtle & profound psychological insights. It mainly deals with various stages of meditation beginning with retention (dharana), concentration (dhyana) and Super-conscious absorption (Samadhi)

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 Counselling

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

Special Guest Lecture on Ayurveda

  • Basic understanding of Ayurveda
  • Knowing your body type
  • Specific diet & home-remedies
  • Use of herbal/medicinal plants

Daily Schedule

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. One day in a week will be rest. The total duration of the course will be 28 days or four weeks.

Day First

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

Daily Regimen

  • 5:30 am : Wake-up call + Herbal tea
  • 6:30 am : Yagya (Fire-worshipping) + Shatkarma + Hatha yogasana + Pranayama + Meditation
  • 8:30 am : Breakfast
  • 10:00 am – 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 : Vedic-Counseling + Gita Discourse + Indian Philosophy + Tantra
  • 4:30 – 6:00 pm : Hatha yogasana + Pranayama + Meditation + Sound Healing
  • 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm : Musical concert

Concluding Day

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

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
1700 USD per person 1400 USD per person
Course Duration : 27 Night/28 Days
Daily Classes : 6-7 hours
Check-in : Time: 12 pm
Check-out : Time: 12 am
Fee Inclusions
  1. Accommodation & Food (vegetarian/continental)
  2. Welcome gift & souvenir
  3. Wi-Fi Zone & CCTV Surveillance
  4. Pick & drop facility from Jolly-Grant airport near Rishikesh
  5. Learning Indian music
  6. Soulful music meditation
  7. Musical therapy

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, Spirit Yoga Foundation own rights to expel Violator/s. No amount will be refund in this case.
  • Bring your own medical insurance
  • If you postpone your schedule program due to any reason, we can adjust with other near future programs (T & C apply)

Testimonials

Dr Varthika Pundir

Dehradun, India

I completed 200 hour yoga teacher training course from SYF yoga center. I think the year was 2017 on the onset of autumn. The location of yoga center is stunning in the backdrop of natural surroundings. The beauty of nature infused spirit and zeal to all yoga-seekers including me. It also offers an opportunity to understand the culture and tradition of hilly regions.

Laxmi Sharma

Dehradun, India

It was amazing. It was really an exhilarating experience learning yoga at the foothills of Himalaya. I took part in one-month long YTTC course certified by SYF. Every day was learning day for me physically & mentally. The classes of yoga philosophy were deep insightful with lot of information, which we seldom find out in yoga books. The method of teaching was lucid with lot of anecdotes and classical stories of India. In the evening, I used to walk in the natural trail in the premises of resort.

Ayushi Kandpal

Haldwani, India

I was absolute beginner with no experience in yoga and meditation. While touring pilgrim places in India, I enrolled into 200 hour yoga teacher training course of Spirit Yoga Foundation in October, 2018. I was afraid in the beginning. But the balance combination of practical and theoretical classes eliminates all fear and confusion from my mind. All my doubts got cleared. For the first-time, I realized mystical vibrations in my body, while doing meditation. Meditations classes were incredible. Meditation on the side of river was alluring.

Vivian Thomas

Denmark

The memories of yoga course have left an indelible imprint in my mind. The method of teaching was classical. I faced difficulty while acquiring yoga pose in the practical session. But the yoga teacher helped me a lot in adjusting and alignment of yogic poses. She was very supportive handling all yoga aspirants with lot of patience. The session of anatomy and physiology learning give me an insight of understanding yoga as science and art. In the meditation classes, I learned the art right from the basic. I was taught how to focus, attention, concentration and finally attaining meditation in a gentle way.

Elina Edison

Stockholm, Sweden

The yoga center is a wonderful place for yoga & meditation. In the very first glance, the sylvan surroundings amidst mountains and stream in nearby surroundings soothe the mind and body. The meditation hall is well crafted to induce instant tranquility in mind. It came effortlessly whenever I sat for the purpose of meditation. I am planning visit again for 300 hour yoga teacher training course this year or next year as the situations allow me.

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 & 300 hour 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