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Namaste from the foothills of the vast and spacious Himalayas

Namaste 🙏 Vinyasa Yogashala is a well known yoga teacher training School in Rishikesh, India. Registered with Yoga Alliance, U.S.A. We have been conducting 100-hours, 200-hours, 300-hours and 500-hours yoga teacher training courses since 2012. We provide the best traditional hatha and vinyasa yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, India. Our Yoga Courses follow the yoga alliance structure/framework. Vinyasa Yogashala welcomes you to join our yoga teacher training course. Take our course and merit the yoga certification to become a member and Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) of the Yoga Alliance. Now, increase your possibilities of spreading yoga to other parts of the world.

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Objective of Yoga Teacher Training In Rishikesh India

The Indian culture has always been blessed with the sacred knowledge of yoga. Rishikesh is blessed with this Yogic culture and is a perfect setting to immerse oneself in it. This makes it our duty to spread this blessing thus making the world a healthy, happy and peaceful place to live in.

Our Yoga Teaching provides students with a lot of interactive sessions making Yoga practice easy to relate to. Yoga is the evolution of the mind consciously and practice of Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Mantra, Meditation, Mudras, etc. these all are the keys to reach a blissful state and this can be obtained by understanding the concept of self-practice and self-awareness of body-mind.

At the Vinyasa Yogashala Yoga Teacher Training, we blend the traditional forms of yoga with modern explanations. This makes our teaching easy and approachable. This ancient knowledge of yoga reaches humanity by way of the Guru-Disciple tradition. So, we too follow this same tradition brought down by our great sages when we impart our knowledge and experience of yoga to you.

Be it Asana, Pranayama, Meditation or Mantra, the aim is to let the mind consciously move the body and achieve a natural flow. This creates a bridge between the body, mind and breath. Once this physical, mental & spiritual awareness is attained, the breath gets controlled and Energy/Prana-Shakti is channelized. One can now feel and understand the rhythm of life more easily and the delusion of thinking that Body and Mind are two different things is removed, because “the body is mind and mind is body”.

Our objective is to serve humanity, to keep the authenticity of this spiritual practice and to bring health and awareness because we believe in the concept of -:

  • sarve bhawantu sukhina means may all be happy.
  • sarve santu niramayah means may all be disease-free.
  • sarve bhadrani pashyantu means may we see the welfare of all.
  • maa kaschit dukha bhaagbhavet means may no one suffer.

This “Mantra” is a pray to the Universe, for the well-being of all.

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300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh

Deepen your practice of Yoga Asanas and Yoga Philosophy at the 300-hour YTTC in Rishikesh. This is an advanced and challenging course where you will learn the deeper aspects of Yoga on a physical, mental, and spiritual level. Our teachers here are well experienced and we work as a team to understand every student’s perspective and to share the knowledge gained from our own experience.

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200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh

The 200 Hour YTTC is a very popular and approachable applied yoga certification course among all the Yogis. This course will guide you from the basics to more advanced levels. Most yoga practitioners who wish to become certified yoga teachers start here. We are happy to share our knowledge and experience with you and welcome you to join us in the eternal journey of yoga. “Yoga is 1% theory and 99% practice” - K. Pattabhi Jois

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100 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh

Our Vinyasa Yogashala also has a 100-hour teacher training segment or pre-teacher training course for explorers in search of a glimpse of what it is to be a yoga teacher. This is a short course that is mostly opted for by beginner students with limited time. We create space for you to follow your interest in the ancient ways of the yogis. You will be able to explore new science-based dimensions of the timeless Yoga practice.

Overview of the Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh

The yogic journey starts with Hawan (fire ceremony) and Mantra Chanting to pray the Universe and Mother Earth to purify the energy of our surroundings. We pray to remember our Ancestors and Gurus asking for the blessing and guidance on the Yogic path.

Hawana

(Fire is the sign of transformation 🕉.

"Fire ritual", in Sanskrit is referred to as "Hawan" This is conducted in the beginning of the Teacher Training Programme as an opening ceremony. Here, we perform a ceremony asking for blessings of the Universe and pray for the cosmos to guide us, lead us to the light of its knowledge. In this ritual, we offer various medicated and spiritual herbs and ghee into the divine fire to purify the surrounding environment and to enhance the energy/Aura of the place.

Now, what will you learn in the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course in Rishikesh?

Asana

In Patanjali Yogasutra, “Asanas” is defined as

“sthira_sukham_asanam” – “Steady_Comfortable_Posture”

(The Asana is a state when the body and mind are Stable, Comfortable, and Relaxed). Here at the Vinyasa Yogashala, we follow the traditional practice of Hatha Yoga,  going hand in hand with the modern yoga style, Vinyasa Flow Yoga, for the practitioner to understand the balancing of the energy, synchronization, and movement from one Asana to another. This blend of traditional and modern yoga helps deepen the practice at a gross and subtle level.

Apart from Hatha yoga and Vinyasa yoga classes, we also have classes for Adjustment Alignment to understand the asanas, their alignment, and how to learn modifications that deepen the practice. 

Our Vinyasa Flow teachers show you how to energize the body through movement and breath, and how to stretch the muscles and clean the body internally.

Our Hatha yoga teacher is an expert on alignment and will demonstrate how to safely teach your students asanas without risk of pain or injury.

Pranayama

Pranayama is the practice of increasing the “Vital Energy” “Lifeforce which is in constant motion through Breathing” well. Breathing is not just the function of the Lungs and Heart but is also related to one’s state of mind.

Today when short breathing is very common in the modern world, Respiratory problems like Asthma, Blood Pressure, and Psychosomatic problem like Stress, Anxiety, Diabetes, Hypertension seem to be increasing by the day to counter these problems. Pranayama is the solution here. We need to understand the concept of Pranayama because it is the bridge between mind and body. Here, you learn a number of breathing techniques like Diaphragmatic breathing, Chest breathing, Alternate Nostril breathing, etc. Here, good control over your breathing can help you practice for longer, with much stability and less tiredness.

Yogic Anatomy and Physiology

“Chiti jal pawak gangan sameera” - “Earth Water Fire Ether Air”

 “Panchrachit ati adham sareera”    - “Five element constitute Body”

According to the Ayurveda, these five great elements constitute the body and we get mixed up in these elements  when we die. Yogic Anatomy and Physiology  teaches the concept of the human body, its composition, its dosha’s (vata, pitta & kapha) according to Ayurveda as well as the present medical representations of our body, its movements, limitation, the working of different systems, etc. This will in turn create a sense of awareness of the body.

In our yogic Anatomy, the structural anatomy is discussed-:

  • Bones, Joints, Anatomical planes and Movement of the body.
  • In Yogic Physiology, we learn about how different systems like Digestive system, Respiratory system, Central Nervous system, etc work. We also get the whole picture of these systems to correlate various yoga practices like asana, Pranayama, Shatkarma, Mudra, Bandha, Meditation, etc to the different systems of the body.

Yogic Philosophy

“Yoga stops the fluctuation of mind”.

It is the second verse from Patanjali Yoga Sutra, which means Yoga bring calmness to the mind from unnecessary thoughts;

Philosophy is the fundamental aspect of Yoga, without which it is merely an exercise of balancing and stretching. In Philosophy we learn the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of yoga. The ultimate aim of all yoga practices is Moksha/Nirvana (Liberation) and to understand this concept, we first need to learn the origin of Yogic, what are Vedas? What does Shrimad Bhagwat Gita explain about life? What is Chitta? What Are Attachments? Many more questions get explained in a yoga philosophy class so you get the complete benefit from Gross to subtle level, from physical-mental to spiritual level.

Mantra

“Chanting Mantra shield from all trouble”.

The Sanskrit word ‘Mantra’ is the combination of two words ‘Man’ and ‘Tra’, where ‘Man’ means feelings/inner voice/mind/thoughts/perception and ‘rarefies to instrument/to tune. So in simple words, we understand Mantra as strong/powerful/sacred words that when chanted right, can tune/harmonize the body and mind. In Vinyasa Yogashala Yoga Teaching every yoga class begins with a mantra to balance the energy. Here you learn about Mantras, its types, how to recite them? What is a Mantra for Chakras? What is the Discipline for Mantra chanting?

Teaching Methodology

Finally, we include a course on teaching methodology to refine your teaching skills, where we talk about how you can develop your “teaching voice” and also learn to prepare classes, improve your confidence and achieve the right qualities to be a teacher.

It is very important for a yoga teacher to efficiently perform the different practical applications of class planning and preparation. At Vinyasa Yogashala, our students learn how to create positive and peaceful class environments for an enjoyable and transformative experience. These include:

  • Positive & conscious communication.
  • Friendship and trust.
  • Time management
  • Qualities of a teacher
  • Principles of demonstrating, observation, assisting, correcting.
  • Use of voice in class
  • Mental & emotional preparation for teaching.
  • Class preparation
  • Step by step class structure planning.

Meditation

Our busy routine can get us to forget to spend time with ourselves. Meditation which also means reflection is one way to check your mental as well as your spiritual health. It trains your mind to be calm and keep you from being overjoyed or too emotional. This is one of the most powerful techniques of Yoga to explore different levels of awareness. Many great yogis like Lord Buddha, Swami Vivekananda, Swami Sivananda, Swami Rama are great practitioners of Meditation. How to sit for Meditation? Sitting in Lotus pose, keeping hand in Gyan Mudra, with closed eyes and relaxing the mind.  These are some of the ways to Meditate, where the steadiness of the body induces the steadiness of mind, bringing awareness of the present and creating mindfulness. 

Detoxification

In our Yoga Teacher Training In Rishikesh, we teach Shatkarma (yogic cleansing method) and Yogic diet that help detoxify the body. Why is detoxification important? Well, if your body does not eliminate toxins, these can either enter into the cells through the digestive or blood circulatory systems to cause problems. When you detox, you get to increase the age of your internal organs, build immunity and tackle skin problems more naturally without chemicals/cosmetics and many more.

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Rishikesh is the place of spiritually dwelling….

Famous for the natural scenery, Rishikesh contains the essence of spirituality and tranquillity. The place is surrounded by the Himalayan mountain range dissected by the serenity of the river Ganges. According to the traditional yogic texts, this creates the perfect atmosphere for the immersive practice of ancient and timeless yoga.

Rishikesh, a sacred place for yoga practitioners down through the ages, has been the destiny of sages who came to the Himalayas in their search for eternal truth by achieving Moksha, Nirvana, and Liberation. The vibrations created by countless yogis bless the maintains, rivers, and yoga halls nestled here to achieve the main aim and objective of Yoga. It's like having a strong wind pushing you towards the goal, effortlessly.

Influenced by those sages, who introduced the Yoga practices to the people of Rishikesh, our Yoga school Vinyasa Yogashala today spreads this Yoga Teaching through Guru (Teacher) – Shishya (Student) tradition.

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The primary focus of Vinyasa Yogashala is the practice of Vinyasa Yoga & Hatha Yoga. Additional training is provided in Hatha Yoga as it is an essential foundation for the balance of the Nadis (energy channels). In compliance with certification requirements, our Vinyasa training is supplemented with studies in Anatomy & Physiology of Yoga, Adjustment & Alignment of various Asanas, Pranayama the yogi way to breathe, Philosophy of traditional Yoga, Meditation understanding, Ayurveda learning & Mantra chanting.

Our main teachers being ‘International Yoga asana champions’, they are truly the best teachers of Rishikesh and around the world. They encourage their students to become as good as they can possibly be! They take your practice to the next level. Vinyasa Yogashala helps students in all ways, providing complete attention by setting classes in small groups. In this way, students receive all the knowledge, skills and experience from their teachers to achieve their personal goals.

This is a Yoga School where one can understand the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of yoga,  as a practice of disciplining the body, mind and soul. It shows you how to have a peaceful and happy life through regular practice of Yoga.

In Vinyasa Yogashala's Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India Yoga courses, you don’t just learn to be a yoga teacher, but also cultivate a spiritual practice which lasts a lifetime.

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About Transportation

We arrange, for students without a direct flight to Dehradun, their transportation from Delhi. If a student wishes to arrive by taxi/cab arranged by them, we send a Google map location and stay in contact with them till they reach Vinyasa yogashala safely.

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About library

Our Vinyasa Yogashala library is well stocked with beautiful books that are meant to assist you in learning more. This helps you deepen your practice. We have various books on Asanas, Pranyama, Meditation, Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Anatomy, Mantra, and also a few novels and much more by well-known spiritual gurus, scholars and writers.

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Excursions

This course also allows you to enjoy one full day and one half day off each week to visit the many local attractions. You can go white water rafting in the Ganges, enjoy a trip to the beautiful Himalayan Mountains.

Did you know? It is said that a single dip in the Ganges cleanses your soul of all sins. 

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About -Food

At Vinyasa Yoga Shala we provide a balanced diet of Satvik and Rajsik food, which help you attain the balance within the body and mind. We serve three nutritious vegetarian meals of fresh and seasonal ingredients from Rishikesh. We invest a lot of thought, care, and (of course) love into your food to ensure that you will feel re-energized, hydrated, and strenghtened throughout the day.

We believe that a peaceful and hygienic environment is important for learning. Hence, all the rooms at Vinyasa Yogashala are bright, spacious and equipped with modern facilities like Wi-Fi and hot showers.

Fresh and organic vegetarian food is served three times a day along with ayurvedic drinks. The wholesome food, daily Yoga routine, presence of the powerful Himalayan Mountains and Ganges River and the companionship of your classmates all help you to form a discipline that won’t just make you the Best Yoga Teacher, but also bring you closer to spiritual satisfaction. 

Did you know? According to Ayurveda, what you eat, the places you live, and even the colours you are attracted to play an important role in your health.

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About Reception

Our Reception is hosted by Rahul ji, who ensures that you feel comfortable during your entire stay with us, a 24/7 security camera monitoring system ensures your safety. If at all you require any kind of information regarding the Rishikesh market, places to visit or even some basic medicines, Rahul and we are happy to help you!

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Priya Narayan

When it comes to Yoga, any place that manages to touch you internally , be it mental or emotional , is a good place to learn and to be grateful for and Vinyasa Yogashala is 1 such place. The people of this place, who manage it, run it & teach here- they are a family and they make you their family by the love & responsibility they share for their students. I'm someone who has done multiple TTCs and yet I was able to learn so much more especially from the Asana classes that are really good, technical & detailed. The excursions that they took us on are going to stay with us forever. The extra activities like sound healing and Kirtan were amazing experiences that were healing on so many different levels. We'll forever be grateful to Ashish ji, Tanu ji, Vinay ji, Rahul ji, Vikas ji, Shivam ji, Deepak, Prithvi, Arushi and the staff for their kindness and support.

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Kuveshnie Pillay

I always wanted to do a Yoga teacher training course while I was teaching English abroad. My mum introduced me to the wonderful practice of yoga 10 years ago when I was 24 years old. No matter where I am in the world or whatever challenges I face, Yoga has always been my grounding practice. 18 months postpartum, after the birth of my miracle baby boy, I was searching for yoga courses and I gratefully came across the course by Vinyasa Yogashala. The content by Vinyasa Yogashala is extremely well spaced out, it is so helpful being a busy mum and I would look forward to my time every day when I would be able to practice an learn. The course is affordable and the guru’s have put through so much knowledge in helping us grow. It’s been a massive transformative journey with understanding myself and every aspect of Yoga. This course is highly recommended and if you have no intention of teaching yoga do this course for yourself. You will gain so much depth and a massive spiritual awakening that is life changing.

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Vasiliki Liappi

Just finished the 200H TTC and I am so grateful I choose this school. The teachers were amazing so knowledgeable and helpful. Throughout the course they would answer any question, go over and beyond to help me understand about asanas, yoga philosophy, anatomy, pranayama, meditation and offer their support whenever I needed to. I came here having experience of 3 years doing yoga and even in the first day I was blown away by how much I actually didn't know and how much more knowledge I could get out of this course. The facilities of the school were amazing, the food provided was always super tasty and made with so much care. And most importantly the psychological support and positive reinforcement I got from Ashish, Tanu and all the teachers really made me feel like I was part of their yoga family. If you are looking for not just a yoga class but a life changing experience you should book this school without a second thought.

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Geraldine Claes

Following the online teacher training. The course is really clear and thorough, very profound. The teachers are very experienced en explain everything very good. It's a very complete course, not only the basics are covered, but they give you so many tips and advice for when you're teaching your own classes. You can ask anything at anytime, always a quick respons. Everyone is so helpful and understanding. I would recommend this course to everyone who wants to take their yoga to a deeper level! I can't wait to follow their courses on location!

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Sarah Lia

I'm doing the 200 hours yoga teaching training course and I have been discovering that yoga is a lot more than I thought. It has been a rewarding and enchanting experience. All the teachers instruct very well and are so dedicated to what they do. I recommend the online course for people who can manage their own time, for you can study whenever you want, but there is a necessity to separate a time to the readings and videos, for in the course there is a lot of content, which I'm in love with.

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Shri K. Pattabhi Jois

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Swami Rama

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A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

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Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

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All our teachers and gurus are experienced instructors who are well trained and well-versed in all things about yoga – ensuring that all of our graduates are fully equipped to be successful. All teachers here have a Masters in Yogic Science as well as certificates from the Yoga Alliance.

Did you know? The core teachers at Vinyasa Yogashala are international asana champions!

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Ashtanga Yoga & Alignment

Ashish Rawat(Founder)

Experience 23+ Years

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Traditional Hatha Yoga

Ravi Bisht

Experience 25+ Years

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Yoga Philosophy

Acharya Vinay

Experience 25+ Years

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Vinyasa Flow & Yin Yoga

Rajeev Nautiyal

Experience 21+ Years

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Meditation & Pranayama

Tanushree Rawat

Experience 21+ Years

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Shivam Rawat

Experience 21+ Years

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Bhagwat Geeta

Yogi Raghav

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Sound & Reiki Healing

Siddha Ji

Experience 21+ Years

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FAQs - Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh

How to become a Yoga teacher in Rishikesh?

To become a yoga teacher in Rishikesh first and foremost step is to be a trained and certified teacher from a reputed institute that is registered under the Yoga Alliance. You can also be a teacher of the school from which you have taken classes just look for the vacancy and the style they teach. If the pocket pinch suits you and you are comfortable with the style apply to the school as per vacancy and submit all the details.

What should be my course time to become a yoga teacher?

The basic time that one must dedicate to yoga before one can become a yoga teacher is 200 hours. This time is allotted for one to learn all the basic concepts. Followed if you wish you can also do a 300 and 500 hours course to enhance your skills and learn more.

Is registering with the Yoga Alliance compulsory and worthy?

Well registering with the Yoga Alliance is something of goodwill thus this is an absolute worthy task to do. Apart from that if you are someone who wants to be a Yoga teacher in the United States, Canada then registering with them is compulsory.

Yoga Alliance certificate or what is Yoga alliance certificate mean?

Yoga Alliance is just a regulatory or directory body that monitors several yoga schools and looks after their activities. This institution directory does not provide any certificate. One will get certificated from registered yoga schools itself. The task of Yoga Alliance is to monitor different schools and provide them ratings and certificated based on their workings.

How hard is Hatha Yoga?

Well, the word "hard" is very much a relative word that varies from person to person. Hatha yoga can be hard for you but for some else, this can be a very easy job to do. The journey of yoga will specifically be yours and will be a unique journey. Hatha yoga for an instance is the traditional form of yoga and can be performed y anyone with just a little practice.

What is the exact location in Rishikesh where I can practice yoga?

If you ask me personally then for me to do yoga in Rishikesh the best place is none other than the Vinyasa Yogshala. Here apart from just yoga poses and asanas you will also get several other facilities like Ayurveda retreats several other activities are also there. Apart from Vinyasa Yogshala, there are other schools and institutes as well at every corner of the city. There is no limitation of yoga schools in Rishikesh.

Average costing for yoga teacher training course in Rishikesh-

The cost of any teacher training course in Rishikesh depends upon the course that you will be chosen based upon your requirements. There are several courses which are of low budget whereas there are high budget courses as well. The costing will vary somewhere between USD1000 to USD3500. But high priced yoga center does not mean a better facility thus choose and research properly before you are enrolling yourself.

What are some of the best Yoga teacher training courses in Rishikesh?

There are plenty of courses that you can choose from in Rishikesh and every course has its benefits and advantages. The best will b according to your requirements and what you want from a particular course. But some of the amazing courses that you can find and I as a practitioner like are courses from Vinyasa Yogshala. The ethics and way of teaching that this school carries along with the design of each course is something which one has to look upon.

I am an amateur!! Can I be a Yoga teacher?

Anyone can be a yoga teacher provided he or she has all the relevant degrees and courses and certificates that are required to be a Yoga teacher. Anyone can be a teacher of any school or can also open his or her school or studio if the marketing is good. The very first thing in this process is just to take a 200-hour yoga teacher training class and get a certificate from (RYS) registered yoga school and start working as a Yoga teacher.

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