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?
In Patanjali Yogasutra, “Asanas” is defined as
(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
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 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.
“Chiti jal pawak gangan sameera” - “Earth
Water Fire Ether Air”
“Panchrachit ati adham
sareera” - “Five element
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.
“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
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
“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?
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,
- Use of voice in class
- Mental & emotional preparation for teaching.
- Class preparation
- Step by step class structure planning.
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.
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.