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PRATHAM YOGA - Registered Yoga School - 200 & 300 hour RYT – Yoga Alliance, USA

Pratham Yoga is offering RYT certified 100, 200 & 300 hour teacher training courses in the outskirts of Rishikesh, India. After completing our training successfully, ongoing teachers can register themselves through Yoga Alliance.

100 hrs YTTC are certified by Pratham YOGA India LLP.

WHY US?

  • Quality always goes before quantity

    At Pratham Yoga quality always goes before quantity. It is very important for us to supply you a teacher training course in a setting which is beneficial for your path as a student and future teacher. We want you to get the most out of this life changing experience, also if you join the course just for self experience.

  • Years of teaching experience

    All teachers of Pratham Yoga have years of teaching experience in various schools as well as a stable self-practice which makes their teaching authentic. Pratham Yoga focuses on clarity and the importance of understanding the complete content and transmitted knowledge of all classes. Therefore you can ask questions at any time, even after your course is complete, always feel free to contact in case of any questions arise regarding to teaching and self-practice.  

  • Smaller groups

    We made the decision to limit the amount of participants to a maximum of 11 students. This makes it a lot easier for students to focus on the teachings as well as it is easier for the teacher to keep an eye on adjustment and alignment of each and every participant.

  • AYURVEDA as part of the Training

    Within our 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh we give our students the opportunity to learn from experienced masters of their subject to guarantee highest standard of education at Pratham Yoga. Besides our Anatomy teacher who is a Physiotherapist we also have an Ayurveda Doctor in our Yoga Teacher Training Team. Ayurveda is a major part of the healing art of the ancient Vedic system which has great impact on the medical part of Yoga.

  • Amazing Location

    One thing which makes Pratham Yoga different to most other schools in Rishikesh is our choice of Location. We believe that the perfect environment for such a deep experience is best to be set away from the busy Laxmanjhula and Ramjhula market area, where one building covers the next one and many shops and restaurants with non yogic food draw away the students attention from their main purpose of becoming a Yoga Teacher or to go deeper into their practice.

    We chose a very beautiful, quiet and sattvic location for our lovely Yoga center, surrounded by nature and in front of River Ganga. No traffic noise, no sound pollution, no distraction through shops and tourist masses.

  • Female and Male teachers team

    At Pratham Yoga we put great importance on supporting women in India, knowing that women have immense potential and make wonderful and caring teachers. Especially in a Yoga Teacher Training course we find it important to keep an energtic balance of masiculine and feminine energies, which make a personal approaches possible and also we can handle sensitive topics with the necessary care.

  • Local Indian and western teachers

    Pratham Yoga is one of the very few schools in India which offer the amazing opportunity to learn from both: local Indian and well - experienced western teachers. This is of wonderful value, since many of our students actually come from western background and most of them value a mixture of traditional and modern approach. We educate students on a certain level so that they can use whatever they learned effectively in their home country. 

  • HEALTH & LIFESTYLE IMPROVEMENT

  • HEALING

  • SELF LOVE

  • STEPING CLOSER TO KNOW WHO YOU TRULY ARE

  • Best Quality Teacher Training course

  • HEART CONNECTION

  • COMPASSION

  • REALISING ONENESS & UNION

Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu

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.

Finally we want to say that our aim is following

“Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu – May all beings in all of the worlds be happy and free”

Asana, Pranayama, Alignment, Methodology, Kriya: VIJAY DUTT

Vijay Dutt – Founder and main teacher of PRATHAM YOGA, Master of Yogic science.

Yogi Vijay Ji grew up in a Brahmin family from Rishikesh as a son of a spiritual mother who is a Bhakti Yog practitioner and a fathe who joined the military. Especially the influence of his mother made him to be confronted with spirituality since his childhood. After completing studies in conventional fields he quickly realised his wish to enter the fields of Yog and started to study under the guidance of his master in Rishikesh and also completed the master study of Yogic Science in Haridwar.

Since then he is practicing and teaching various Yoga Styles such as Ashtanga Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Pranayama, Alignment ,Mantra chanting and Yogic Kriya (Cleansing ).

Vijay Ji is very well known for his great knowledge of unique sequences, variations, adjustments and entusiatic, energetic teaching approach.

He was training many ongoing teachers in well-known Yoga schools of Rishikesh, Thailand, and France over the past decade, before he decided to start his own smaller Yoga center 2 years ago with his heart calling to create an affordable Yoga center with smaller groups, high quality standards and holistic approach. He is very well grounded in his self-practice, and a lot of his teachings come directly from his own self experience.

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Rahul Chamoli
RAHUL CHAMOLI
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Asana II RAHUL CHAMOLI

Rahul Chamoli was born in Rishikesh the world capital of Yoga. Before his path in Yoga Rahul Ji did bachelor degree in hospitality/hotel administration in Orissa. After 5 years of working in Maldives he felt a strong urge to change his life completely and started to study Yoga from his friends and teachers Vijay Ji and Narendra Ji back home in Rishikesh. Under the guidance of his Guru Ji he studied Yoga Philosophy, Ashtanga and Hatha Yoga for a long time with devoted self-practise. Rahul Ji was teaching for nearly 3 years at Nomad Yoga Center, Vietnam in both regular courses and Yoga teacher trainings as a Philosophy and Asana teacher. He now foundet his own center and travels to India seasonally to teach at Pratham Yoga.

Meditation, Yogic Breathing HARI KRISHAN

Hari Krishan (Alakh) is an experienced and authentic mediation teacher. He is guiding his students with full awareness through the process of learning Dharana (concentration) and Dhyan (meditation). Further Hari Ji is teaching Emotional Blockage Treatment and Sufi Meditation.

His approach is to share with people what amount of knowledge and gift he has.He is a free-spirited person who was leading a life of a commoner in the streets of Amritsar, Punjab until one day when he discovered what he really want to do in life, to serve mankind.

He is a born seeker, and took birth in a family where fitness was a ‘must’. Learned basic knowledge of life as a meditation from his own grandfather as his master and left his well done business later in his early youth, in search of his inner wisdom & truth.

He was into Yog, physical exercises, body fitness since his childhood where he learnt different breathing techniques as well. His connection with Mother Nature and Yog is ultimate, as he sees every cure in it. He has spent many years doing silence retreats. During this phase of life he unfolded many mysteries of life which inspired him to share his part of experience with others too.He is committed in offering nature cure and yoga workshops in India, incorporating the unique combination of nature cure with his own breathing techniques and traditional hatha yoga i.e. asana, pranayama, cleansing kriyas, mudras and bandhas. He calls this style of teaching as Natural Elemental Yoga.

Hari has been a highly acknowledged teacher since 2009, who is distinctively knowledgeable and inspiring. He is offering classes and workshops to international students in Rishikesh, Manali, Goa and Dharamshala. He is famous for his capability to facilitate his students or teachers in order to personify their spiritual growth and practice in Yog.

Yogi Hari Krishan
Yogi Ji Simon Gill
YOGI JI SIMON
Philosophy, Vedanta

Philosophy, Vedanta Yogi Ji Simon Gill

🕉TESTIMONY OF A YOGI🕉
Since the Childhood, my personal interest was to know the truth about "The Universe" and "The supreme power" or Nature.
I had a heartedly desire to study thoroughly the Ancient Indian Scripture like, VEDAS, UPNISHEDAS, PURANAS and many other holy writings, as Scripture provide us knowledge.
On 10th August 1988,. First time I came to RISHIKESH for spiritual study. Before that I was working in New Delhi in a multinational Company as an Asstt. Manager with an attractive salary package and post. My target was to complete the spiritual study which was only for one year, after that I had to go back and rejoin my own profession. But I could not go back, now more than 30 years have  passed and I'm still at RISHIKESH. This sacred city is very well known for its spirituality and for spiritual study.
In spite of Indian Scriptures, I studied the HOLY BIBLE & CHRISTIANITY, JUDEISM, BUDDHISM, SIKHISM, SUFISM, and many other philosophies and theologies under the guidance of my spiritual teachers.
 I've been living the life of a YOGI for 14 years with my spiritual Masters, living in different parts of the HIMALAYAS. Under the love and kind guidance and life time experiences of my Gurus (=spritual teacher, guide) and masters, I learnt many types of YOGAS, Yoga sciences, Yoga Therapy, Meditation, Mantra Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Ayurveda and  Natural Therapy as well as the knowledge of herbs.
 
As you know, yoga is a very vast field. Many Sciences are hidden in it. In 14 years, I gained the maximum knowledge from my Gurus and masters.
Then I came back to Rishikesh and started teaching Yoga Science & Indian Scriptures to students at various Ashrams.
 Fortunately, I had many Spiritual Gurus and masters; all of them loved me and liked me to see my deep interest in spiritual things. But most of the time I, have spent with "THE VISHVA GURU, YOGSAMRAT, MAHAMANDLESHWAR MUNISHANANDJI", who was the founder of international YOGA & MEDITATION INSTITUTE at Rishikesh, and lived for 104 years. I worked for the same Yoga Institute as a Yoga researcher.
 
I am very thankful to all my spiritual teachers and masters who nourished me with their life time experience and with the great knowledge they had.
Now my target is to spread the real knowledge of yoga through all over the world. Unfortunately these days' people have spread the knowledge of YOGA and MEDITATION only as a means for the remedies of the physical problems. But for eternal peace and bliss one has to practice it as an act of worship of God.
 
Here the God blesses you
In His Service
Yogi Tarsem Gill (Simon)
 
"Give me the heart of a servant
Tender and faithful and true
Fill me with love then use me O lord,
So that the world can see you"🕉
         

Meditation: Lakshmi Durga

Satya Durga Lakshmi was born in Vijayawada in a small town of south India. With deep inner quest about this spiritual knowledge she reached to Rishikesh and studied in Swami Rama Sadaka Grama ashram. she has gone trained under different spiritual masters, Isha yoga sadguru Jaggi Vasudev.

She is fortunate to work in the Satsang foundation for five years under the guidance of Sri M&his wife Sunanda. She has done her 500 hours teacher training course from Yoga Alliance USA. She also studied yoga instructor program from Svyaasa university Bangaluru.

Satya Durga Laxmi also worked in Yoga and Healing program series produced by Liarias TV Channel. Her healing programs are viewed and liked by a huge global community.

She teaches mostly Swami Rama The himalayan masters techniques with breath awareness , relaxation and meditation. Heartfullness meditation and few dharanas from Vigyan Bhairav tantra and Shambhavi Maha Mudra from Patanjali yoga darshan, anapanasati yoga Buddhists technique, soham, nadanusandhana, on chakras and a cyclic meditation.....etc. ln relaxation a lot of techniques like point to point, tention and relaxation, 61 points, blue star, QRT (Quick Relaxation Technique) and DRT (Deep Relaxation Technique).

Lakshmi Durga
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Anatomy: Mr. Kushal Ji

Mr. Kushal Ji is a very enthusiastic, warm-hearted teacher who does his best to connect the theortical part of human Anatomy with practical Yogic sciences. His classes should give our students a basic understanding of Anatomy and physical processes of the human body, also during practice. 

Mr. Kushal Ji  spent a year teaching yoga to the Indian National Army, helping thousands of soldiers bolster their physical strength and alleviate the stresses of military service. He also enjoys volunteering at several yoga camps in Uttarakhand which after all make's him a great Karma Yogi. He currently holds a Master’s degree in Yogic Science from Rishikesh. 

Ayurveda, Yogic Nutrition, Prenatal Yoga CAROLIN CHANDRA LUNA

Carolin Chandra has been attracted to eastern philosophies  since her teenager time, when she felt drawn to study more about Buddhism and Hinduism. She discovered Yoga as her healing path more than 14 years ago and has been practicing ever since. She practices Vipassana meditation for some time and strongly believes in the powerful healing effect of meditation.

She is not only a great asana teacher (prenatal pregnancy yoga and postnatal, Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga) but also an artist which made her combine yoga and art in her meditative painting workshops in Austria. She has completed a 200 hrs Hatha Yoga RYS TTC and did further courses and trainings in Rishikesh in Vinyasa and Iyengar Yoga. She completed her Prenatal YTTC in Vienna, Austria.

She was studying psychology before she decided to start her journey on the alternative healing path. She has developed a vast knowledge about Ayurveda and yogic nutrition over the years and after joining several lectures of well known doctors in Rishikesh, India.

Carolin teaches Yogic Nutrition, Ayurveda, Prenatal Yoga at Pratham Yoga. She also organizes additional classes if there is enough space with Bhajan (Mantra) and healing art's. Further Carolin is known as the female ankor of Pratham Yoga, who is always on the mission to assist the students through the various processes during the courses. She organizes weekly sharing circles and puts strong importance on a personal setting with all participants

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DR . SRIVASTAVA, MD <br />
Ayurveda
DR . SRIVASTAVA, MD
Ayurveda

Ayurveda: DR . SRIVASTAVA, MD (Ayurveda)

Dr. Srivastava MD is an internationally known Ayurveda Expert. He is doing all consultations during the Yoga courses and retreats we offer at Pratham Yoga School.

Dr. Srivastava is the founder of Navjeevanam Ayurveda clinic in Rishikesh, India. He has completed six years of  study of Ayurvada Medicine at University (Ayurvedacharya) and completed further graduation in the field of Ayurveda. He is an extraordinary , eminent and International Ayurveda physician by education passion & dedication. He has been practicing Ayurveda very successful for almost 20 years and is an expert in pulse diagnosis & panchkarma treatment. He is passionate about applying the ancient knowledge of Ayurveda in modern context and conveying and spreading its potent healing power to improve the quality of health happiness & disease free life of people worldwide.

One can truly say that Dr. Srivastava has a vast experience of healing & curing incurable diseases as well as hard to curve diseases with very strong footstep in last 20 years of his Ayurvada practice . He is providing big hopes for damaged life (mentally & physically) into good & positive healthy life by Ayurveda way. He has been travelling extensively to more then 10 countries of Europe and Africa including Switzerland, Austria, Holland, Russia, Germany, Belgium, Ghana, France, Sweden, Spain etc. and promoting Ayurveda with great success.

He is founder of NAVJEEVANAM Kaya Kalp And Medical Research Institute,
Veer bhadra Mandir Road , Barrage
Rishikesh, India , Himalaya
*Member: Indian Medicine Board, Govt of  Uttarakhand, India*

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Anatomy: Krishna BISHT

Krishna Christine Bisht was born and raised in Austria and since childhood she has been fascinated by spirituality and drawn to Eastern philosophy. In her youth she started to play volleyball and played on a semi-professional level for many years. After school she studied physiotherapy and worked in hospitals and therapy centers before she left everything behind and started traveling. During her first visit to India in 2008 she discovered yoga and has been deepening her practice and knowledge since then. She completed a 500 hours yoga teacher training with yoga alliance and has been teaching yoga and anatomy in different countries. Her life is dedicated to the path of awakening to her true being. She has attended many meditation retreats and loves to look at life with clarity and discernment. Besides physiotherapy and yoga she is also certified in triggerpoint therapy and cranio-sacral therapy. Currently she is studying ayurveda to broaden her skills and understanding of life. She teaches with integrity and her students benefit from her rich background in yoga, therapy and healing. [PLEASE NOTE: Christine is on MATERNAL LEAVE at the moment since she has a baby boy to take care of. She will join us again after her baby break.]

Philosophy & Medidation: GURU GYAN EKIN JI

Dhyan Ankur has been on spiritual path since 1992, his search has led him to experience various paths like Yoga, Zen, Sankhaya and so on. He lived in and around Osho International Commune, Pune for 14 years and experienced both practicing and facilitating various Meditation Workshops.
 
Currently he teaches Yoga Philosophy, Bhagwat Geeta , Vedanta and various Meditation Techniques.
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