Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh

Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh Hatha Vinyasa Flow Yoga & Ayurveda

We offer Yoga Teacher Training Courses with certification in Rishikesh.

Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh Hatha & Vinyasa Flow Yoga, integrated Ayurveda

Transformational Yoga Teacher Training Courses with international certification in Rishikesh

Yoga Teacher Training and exclusive Retreats in Rishikesh, India

100, 200 & 300 hour courses

Member of Yoga Alliance

100% CERTIFIED WITH YOGA ALLIANCE, USA

intensive 4 & 5 week courses

BASED IN THE OUTSKIRTS OF RISHIKESH, INDIA

– one of the world’s Yoga capitals

PRATHAM YOGA is offering 100, 200 and 300 hours Yoga teacher training programmes which all are intensive 4 and 5 week courses and certified with Yoga Alliance USA. The school is based in the heart of Rishikesh, India – one of the world’s Yoga capitals.

Syllabus at Pratham Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh

KRIYA – Yogic cleansing techniques

KRIYA – Yogic cleansing techniques

The students will learn different types of classical Kriyas both for beginners and advanced. Practice will be in the morning directly after wake up. After receiving instructions practice has to be continued by oneself daily until a new instruction is given.

  • Jal Neti
  • Rubber Neti
  • Kunjal
  • Nauli
  • Kapalabhati
  • Tratak
  • Aganisara
  • Uddiyana
  • What is concentration?
  • What is meditation?
  • AUM meditation
  • Benefits and contra – indications
  • Introduction of method
  • Group meditation

ASANAS / HATHA VINYASA / ALIGNMENT

Daily morning practice of asanas to strengthen the body, tone muscles and improve flexibility with step by step guide to a save practice. Learn how to sequence your class harmoniously including many variations, so that the students will be able to teach beginners, intermediate and advanced practitioners. Daily afternoon practice of alignment introduces various adjustment techniques of all the asanas practised in the morning classes. The students will learn how to adjust beginners, intermediates and advanced practitioners safely and learn how to protect the body with asana practice. *What is Hatha?

  • What is Vinyasa?
  • Standing Series of Asana
  • Sitting Series of Asana
  • Kneeling Series of Asana
  • Lying on back/stomach series of Asana
  • Inversions
  • Surya Namaskar plus Variations
  • Surya Namaskar Mantra Flow
  • Breath and Asana
  • How to use props correctly
  • Benefits of Asana and contraindications
  • Harmonious and creative sequencing
  • How to adjust practitioners safely
  • Variations of adjustments (beginner – intermediate – advanced)

This 2 Sets of Asana are taught, all together 46+36 = 82 Asana

Set 1

  • Adho Mukha Vrksasana
  • Pincha Myurasana
  • Utthita Trikonasana
  • Parivrtta Trikonasana
  • Utthita Parsvakonasana
  • Parivrtta Parsvakonasana
  • Prasarita Padottanasana A B C & D
  • Parsvottanasana
  • Ardha Baddha Padmottanasana
  • Utkatasana
  • Virabhadrasana A & B
  • Dandasana
  • Paschimottanasana A B C & D
  • Purvattanasana
  • Ardha Baddha Padma Uttanasana
  • Triang Mukaikapada Pashimottanasana
  • Janu Sirsasana A B & C
  • Marichyasana A B C & D
  • Navasana
  • Bhujapidasana
  • Kurmasana
  • Supta Kurmasana
  • Garbha Pindasana
  • Kukkutasana
  • Baddha Konasana A & B
  • Konasana
  • Upavishta Konasana
  • Supta Konasana
  • Supta Padangusthasana A & B
  • Ubhaya Padanghusthasana
  • Urdhva Mukha Pashimottanasana
  • Setu Bandhasana
  • Urdhva Dhanurasana
  • Salamba Sarvangasana
  • Halasana
  • Karnapidasana
  • Urdhva Pindasana
  • Matsyasana
  • Urdhva Padmasana
  • Sirsasana
  • Urdhva Dandasana
  • Baddha Padmasana
  • Yogimudra
  • Uplutih
  • Savasana

Set 2

  • Pawanmuktasana series 1
  • Pawanmuktasana serie 2
  • Pawanmuktasana series 3
  • Surya Namaskar ( sun salutation)
  • Chandra Namaskar (Moon salutation)
  • Tadasana (palm tree pose)
  • Triyak tadasana (swaying palm tree pose)
  • Trikonasana (triangle pose)
  • Parivirtatrikon asana – revolving triangle pose
  • Uttkatasana –chair pose
  • Virbhdrasana 1 -warrior 1
  • Virbhdrasana 2 -warrior 2
  • Virbhdrasana 3 – warrior 3
  • Ardha Chandrasana – Half moon pose
  • Vriksasana – tree pose
  • Parvatasana – mountain pose
  • Adho mukha svanasana – downward facing dog
  • Kati chakrasana – waist rotating pose
  • Malasana – squatted yoga pose
  • Garudasana – eagle pose
  • Baddha Konasana – bound angle pose
  • Rajkapoot asana – pegion pose
  • Bhujanghasana – cobra pose
  • Urdhva mukha svanasana – upward facing dog
  • Matsyasana
  • Setu Bhandasana
  • Utrasana
  • Dhanurasana
  • Salabhasana
  • Supta Virasana – reclining hero pose
  • Virasana – hero pose
  • Vajrasana – thunderbolt
  • Gomukhasana
  • Balasana
  • Dandasana
  • Ardha Matsyendrasana
  • Mantra & asana – a deep connection

 

METHODOLOGY

  • How to set up a class
  • Time management and harmonious sequencing, creativity inflows
  • Qualities of an authentic teacher, instruction
  • Alignment and Adjustment including variations
  • Body protection, dealing with injuries and safe practise
  • Introduction to Sanskrit terminology
  • Awareness for physical limitations of students
  • Mindful speaking – how to use voice at a class

BHANDA = Body locks

  • What is Bandha and why to use it?
  • How use Bandha?
  • Benefits of Bandha
  • Integration of Bandha in Asana practice

 

PRANAYAMA = Yogic breathing

  • Introduction into Yogic breathing techniques:  PRANAYAMA
  • What is Pranayama?
  • What is Prana?
  • What are the Nadis?
  • Which are the main Pranayama techniques?
  • Seven main Pranayama practises

MANTRA: Recitation of sacred sound

Following Mantras will be taught and practised with the students on a regular basis. The recitation of those sacred Sanskrit syllables creates a certain vibration within your subtle energy system that connects you with divine consciousness.

  • Ganesh Mantra
  • Gayatri Mantra
  • Guru Mantra
  • Om Purnamada
  • Om sahana vavatu
  • Yogena Chittasya
  • Devi strotam
  • Om tryambakam
  • Om Asato Maa sadgamaya

 

MANTRA: Recitation of sacred sound

Following Mantras will be taught and practised with the students on a regular basis. The recitation of those sacred Sanskrit syllables creates a certain vibration within your subtle energy system that connects you with divine consciousness.

  • Ganesh Mantra
  • Gayatri Mantra
  • Guru Mantra
  • Om Purnamada
  • Om sahana vavatu
  • Yogena Chittasya
  • Devi strotam
  • Om tryambakam
  • Om Asato Maa sadgamaya

 

Ayurveda & Yogic Nutrition

  • What is Yogic nutrition?
  • Benefits of Yogic nutrition
  • Which food to favour?
  • Qualities of food
  • The 3 Gunas
  • Cooking class with our Yogi chef included

 

  • What is Ayurveda?
  • The 3 Doshas
  • Basics of Ayurveda
  • The 6 tastes
  • Pancha Mahabhuta 
  • Mindful eating
  • Prayer and food
  • Ayurvedic recipes
  • Consultation with a well known professional ayurvedic health care providor Dr.Srivastava included

Introduction – What is awaiting you at our Yoga Training Center

Pratham Yoga India is a great choice if  you are looking for a genuine course with  professional and inspiring teachers who guide you individually and hold a safe space for your practice. 

Pratham YOGA center also organizes amazing YOGA RETREATS right by the banks of sacred river Ganga in the outskirts of Rishikesh. Flexible dates make it easy for you to join us spontaneously along your travel in India, or if you come just for the retreat, you can choose very specific dates which fit your personal schedule. Retreat courses start from 5 to 14 days.

PRATHAM is another name for Lord Ganesha, who is a very well known representation of God in India. The power and energy of Lord Ganesha is the one of new beginnings and a remover of obstacles on our path of life materially, mentally and spiritually. The divine energy of Lord Ganesha is the one which empowers you to get rid of whatever is holding you back on your path and reach to your highest purpose of your being to live your full potential.

Pratham YOGA India is not only guiding you towards the perfect way of practicing Asana, Pranayama and meditation, it also puts high importance on a strong philosophical approach with Swami Ekin Ji, which will help you to understand and integrate whatever you learn into your daily life in a modern society. Our Anatomy teacher Christine Bhist is a trained and certified Physiotherapist from Austria, which gives a great medical and scientific addition to our genuine traditional teachings.

Learn the art of sequencing with YOGI VIJAY JI, who is a dedicated and high experienced, enthusiastic master of Asana, Pranayama and Kriya. Through his guidance you may deepen your understanding of body and breath awareness which is essential on the path of Yoga and realization of your true self. YOGI VIJAY JI will teach you a series of safe variations for all levels of practitioners from beginner to advanced in his daily unique alignment and adjustment classes. He will also share his vast knowledge of the proper use of Yoga belt, pillow, blocks, and blankets.

Ayurveda lessons with our Ayurveda Doctor and a free consultation will help to make your stay at Pratham YOGA Center a holistic and memorable transformation. The yogic diet of sattvic food throughout the course supports your system to be gently cleansed and energized throughout the course. Every single meal leaves you energized and amazed by its delicious taste with simple, local and seasonal ingredients. 

Pratham YOGA India’s approach focuses on YTTC in smaller groups for maximum benefits of students and teachers of maximum 10 people which makes it possible to make all participants as a family member. Pratham Yoga educates professional and spiritual teachers with full of love and dedication to create a safe and inspiring space for your transformation. A team of devoted professional teachers is awaiting you.

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Reviews from students who joined 200 hrs teacher training

   

“I wanted to find back to my old balance, getting my inner and outer strength back, getting even stronger… And now, one month after finishing the TTC I have to say – thanks to Pratham Yoga – I achieved my goals and I am still high on life and so happy and thankful for this wonderful life experience. Within this month, I deepened my Yoga practice and knowledge more than I ever expected. One big point to emphasize at the beginning is the size of the group. We were just 8 persons, what allows the teachers to respond to each student in a very individual way. We were a wonderful group – a family, like Vijay and Carolin pointed out at the beginning of the TTC. Each of us was so special and everyone made their own experience and developement within this time – and each of this unique path had place to grow and was accepted and appreciated. We built very strong and deep connections with each other, supporting and helping to grow. The Yogashala where we spent this whole month together is situated in the quiet outskirts of Rishikesh, next to the Ganga. It was amazing, to see and feel the Ganga at the morning walk, when the sun raises and the spirits awakens. This place felt like home from the first moment when I arrived. Vijay and his amazing family make this place to a wonderful, magic spot full of love, life and positive energy. The Yoga classes with Vijay Ji and the other teachers were structured in a very good way to deepen the practice of Asanas, Pranayama and Mantra Chanting within this four weeks step by step. Also the adjustment classes were really helpful and explained in a clear and logical way. Vijay is a very authentic teacher, you can feel his enthusiasm and passion regarding Yoga and he loves to share his awesome knowledge, you could listen for hours to his stories… The Philosophy class with Ekin Ji was very unique, amazing to get to know the Yogasutras and dive into the Yoga Philosophy. He is very open minded, also for other philosophy issues and he really enjoyed to spend time with our group, so he also joined us for the Holi festival, what we really appreciated. Also all other classes – Anatomy, Ayurveda, Nutrition, Pregnancy Yoga, etc. helped me to get the holistic meaning of Yoga and were very interesting and full of knowledge. The Meditations with the different instructors were very powerful – intense and deep, always a totally unique experience for each of us. The trips we made on the weekends were always special experiences. We saw the sunrise on the mountains of Rishikesh, took a bath at the waterfalls, visited the city, temples, fire ceremonies and so much more. They were always fun, full of life and gave me a lot of energy. Last but not least I want to mention the delicious sattvic food we got every day. You can feel how your body and mind changes with tasty, healthy food, full of Prana (=life force energy).”

Thank you so much for everything. Namaste!

Sabine ,  Austria 2019  

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REVIEWS

Highlights at our YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

Yoga Teacher Training Rishikesh
A unique experience, beyond expectation
100, 200 & 300 hrs YTTC
  • Ayurveda classes and consultation with an internationally known Doctor
  • Experienced and enthusiastic teachers team: yoga masters, Physiotherapist and Doctor
  • Alignment & Adjustment special Workshop
  • Extra Workshops on Yogic Nutrition & Pregnancy Yoga
  • Yoga Hall and Outdoor Yogaplatform
  • Location in right in front of Ganga river
  • Yoga classes at Ganga Beach
  • Visit amazing meditation caves & temples 
  • Full board accommodation for 27-29 days
  • Filter water, fresh lemon water and herbal tea infusion
  • 3 sattvic, organic vegetarian/vegan meals a day
  • fresh juice/smoothie/fruit every other day

In our Asana practise students learn the traditional approach of Hatha Yoga combined with flowing Vinyasas, the art of harmonious sequencing and safe adjustments for beginners, intermediate and advanced levels. 

Yogi Master Vijay Ji is integrating the use of Yoga props such as blocks, belts, boosters to offer a broad possibility of variations. He is very well known for his energetic style of teaching and his vast knowledge of alignment and adjustment.

Smaller groups for your advantage – Our Yoga teacher training offers a high quality of teaching therefore we prefer to keep our groups at a maximum of 8-10 students.

Philosophy at our Yoga Teacher Training Courses in Rishikesh

 Om Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu ॐ

        May all beings in all of the worlds be happy and free 

 

Through Pratham Yoga our aim is to share and spread Yoga understanding with best of our intention in order to connect people on a heart level, improve self-love and stepping closer towards knowing who you truly are.

Through Yoga all beings may develop compassion and finally realise oneness and union within everything. Further the health benefits of Yoga are inevitable and will little by little change one´s life into a more fulfilling, meaningful and grateful experience.

In matter of Asanas our aim is to guide you through a stable health conscious practise which protects your body, yet helps you to build strength, stability, flexibility, concentration, awareness. Through the training one should develop a sense of harmonious sequencing, confidence, and discipline in order to build a profound base to grow as a Yoga Teacher or for your deepened and advanced self practice.

“Yoga chitta vritti nirodhah”

चित्त वृत्ति निरोध 

Yoga is the removing of the fluctuations of the mind.

A Yoga training course that offers more than Asanas

True meaning of Yoga

Pratham Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh is all about awakening a deeper understanding of Yoga, so the students are not only diving into a strong Asana practice, but also they will study Philosophy to understand the true meaning of Yoga, Kriya (Yogic cleansing), Dhyan  (Meditation), Pranayama (Yogic breathing technique), Anatomy, Ayurveda & Yogic nutrition, Yoga Nidra and Mantra Chanting on a daily basis.

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Rishikesh Yoga Teacher Training offers

4 weeks of transformation

This Yoga Teacher Training Course (YTTC) is an intense 4 weeks programme, designed to prepare the students for teaching Yoga with confidence in their unique way; but also for those who want to join Pratham Yoga for self-experience and spiritual growth, this is a wonderful opportunity to step out of your common life’s routine and open the door for a full self-transformation.

Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India

In front of Ganga Beach

Practice with sound of the water birds

at the Outdoor Yoga Platform

Our Yoga courses take place in the first floor of the building, where a very spacey Yoga hall is located, as well as an amazing outdoor platform for classes to take place.

The platform has a stunning garden and Ganga view which makes it a truly special place among all schools in Rishikesh!

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YTTC Fees including

  • Lessons of all subject (schedule)
  • Neti Pot and Rubber Neti for Kriya Yoga
  • Course books
  • Accommodation in shared room
  • Food and drinks
  • Ayurveda consultation or massage
  • Free Airport pick up
  • Free Prenatal Yoga introduction
  • Free healthy Snack upon arrival
  • Ganga beach Yoga class
  • Weekend trips to spiritual destinations

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