About our Trainings

Rishikesh Yoga Valley is a Registered Yoga School (RYS) with Yoga Alliance. That means our 200 and 300 hours Teacher Training Program follow and match the standards of Yoga Alliance International (USA) and are 100% accredited with, so that our Students, who absolved our Training successfully are allowed to become a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance (RYT) and can teach worldwide.

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Rishikesh Yoga Valley offers 100, 200 and 300 hours YOGA Teacher Trainings.

The 200 hours YOGA Teacher Training is designed and provided in ONLINE and OFFLINE form.

The 100 hours Training is also in online and offline version designed yet certificated by Rishikesh Yoga Valley, not by Yoga Alliance. If you are not considering teaching, yet want to get into a Yogic Way of Life and deepen your yoga praxctice and understanding, then this course is for you. Or you are not able to accomplish the 200 hours Training in one time then you can split it into two parts. After completing two 100 hours Trainings we will certificate you with RYT 200 from Yoga Alliance.

Our Trainings focus on the traditional schools, teachings and traditions of Hatha, Ashtanga, Sivananda and Iyengar.

As Yoga has become a trend for health, keeping the body in good shape and stress reduction, focusing mostly on the physical aspect of YOGA, means the body postures asanas, our mission is to especially remind of the traditional holistic meaning of YOGA for uniting body, mind and soul.

That doesn’t mean we are not honoring the physical amazing benefits of YOGA … we love them … yet YOGA is much MORE … the essence of YOGA is about LIFE itself … is about LIVING with LIFE, with Nature, living FULLY, unleashing our full human Potential!

Let us explain in more detail …

All practices and theories of YOGA are focusing on the goal of reaching “oneness”, that means to be in absolute harmony with oneself, to know how the system of body and mind really works and how to use itin its most effective way. Once we realize our true Nature and experience the sense of bliss and harmony within us, we are able to live a joyful live in peace and love with each other and all discomfort, violence, separation and competition falls apart. So you see, if you master the art of YOGA in your own life it will influence also your surroundings.

In our Teacher Trainings we guide you step by step to learn about the traditional way of YOGA and experience its positive effects within your own system while practicing with us and living a Yogic Way of Life, aligned with Nature.

You can not only deepen your asana practice but understand the importance of taking control for your own system and how to unlock your true Potential when you are able to listen to your Inner Voice.

Only if we manage to understand YOGA in its essence for ourselves we are able to spread its Light into the world and “teach”.

And for that we guide you with all the practical and theoretical knowledge you need, from teaching you how to adjust each asana, structure and prepare a class, to build up your own business or start your teaching journey.

That means we guide you not only in your practical and theoretical study journey but also in your journey to becoming really aware of your Self and the positive effects on your whole system from your Self-practice.

Choose your “becoming a Yoga Teacher” journey with RISHIKESH YOGA VALLEY, living a Yogic Way of Life and you will see that the positive calming and cleansing effects of your effort will show up very soon and you will experience your body and mind in a new joy- and blissful, calm way.

Be guided to come closer to your Inner Self, know about your True Potential and make YOUR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING not only an unforgettable life changing experience but the jump board for spreading the LIGHT of YOGA in an authentic and powerful way and enrich not only YOUR LIFE yet MANY LIFES for the better.

Join our Training and let our motivated and experienced Team give you the wings to start your authentic and professional journey as a Yoga Teacher.

OUR TEACHER TRAININGS ARE FOR YOU IF YOU WANT TO …

  • get in depth understanding of traditional YOGA
    Hatha Sivananda Ashtanga Iyengar
  • deepen the connection and unite your body mind and soul 
  • understand how your System works and how to use it in its most effective way 
  • get detailed and understandable Instructions
    from authentic Indian Masters and Yogis and well trained and experienced Teachers from Europe
  • learn about and practice ...
  • ... asanas
  • ... asana adjustment and alignment
  • ... pranayama techniques
  • ... Meditation in Yogic and Buddhist Tradition
  • ... cleansing techniques
  • ... bandhas and mudras
  • ... mantra and chanting
  • Yogic Philosophy and Science
  • ... Yogic Anatomy and Physiology
  • … Yogic Therapy (RYT 300)
  • ... Ayurveda and conscious Plant based Nutrition
  • … Teaching Methodology and Sequencing

BONUS course content … NOW FOR FREE

  • ... ancient and modern science regarding your true Potential and the power of Mind Heart connection

BONUS course content … NOW FOR FREE

  • … knowledge on how to build up your automated online YOGA business and start successful as a Teacher

BONUS course content … NOW FOR FREE

Soulcreation.YOGA

… get creative guidance and inputs to ... 

experience the positive cleansing and calming effects 

of a regular YOGA praxis …

  • ... feel the proper alignment as well as the connection of body mind and breath within each asana
  • ... know how to use your breath to influence your mind and body in the best way
  •  ... get more concentrated, mindful and joyful in your everyday life

become an authentic and confident Teacher and spread the Light of Yoga …

... which means for us ...

enrich your students live and motivate them for a healthy balanced and joyful way of living

help to make the world a better place in raising the awareness into joy, peace, happiness and love and therefore contribute to a more peaceful joyful and sustainable way of living in oneness, means harmony, cooperation, support and peace  rather than in competition, comparison and violence

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Yogic Way of Life

Everyday Schedule 

Our everyday schedule follows a Yogic Way of Life, where the morning bell rings at 5.30, the lights are off at 10.00 o clock in the evening, silence is requested from 10.00 in the evening until 10.00 o clock in the morning, the day starts off with meditation and asana praxis, the food is plant based and organic (with the one exception of traditional Indian milk tea made from organic cow milk and some Indian organic cheese on days off), studying is taking place in a calm and focused attitude and mindfulness is practiced within being in Nature.

We request from our students the commitment for this way of living for the whole course duration and ensure you … you will love it ☺ … seeing and experiencing the positive cleansing, calming and joy brining as well as and mind and concentration improving and overall wellbeing effects of this way of living (even if it will be challenging from time to time).

Your days during your Teacher Training will look like this …

(Silence between 10.00 pm and 10.00 am, one and a half days OFF for free time)

  • 05.30  Morning Bell
  • 6.00 to 6.30 Meditation
  • 6.30 to 7.00 Cleansing Pr`actice and Tea
  • 7.00 to 9.00 Ashtanga/Pranayama
  • 9.00 to 10.00 Breakfast
  • 10.00 to 11.00 Teaching Methodology
  • 11.00 to 12.30 Alignment/Adjustment
  • 1.00 to 2.00 Lunch
  • 2.00 to 2.30 Free Time
  • 2.30 to 4.30 Yoga Theory*
  • 5.00 to 6.30 Hatha/Sivananda
  • 6.30 to 7.30 Dinner
  • 7.30 to 8.30 BONUS Classes (each subject will take place once a week):
    How to start an online business   Creative Guidance Session    Ancient and Modern knowledge regarding our true Potential 
  • 10.00 Lights Off

*Yogic Anatomy and Physiology, Yogic Philosophy and Science, Ayurveda and Plant based Nutrition

1 ½ DAYS OFF … Free time = Relax and Adventure time

Enjoy your days off either on your own, with some of your student fellows or join us in our adventurous or relaxing activities in our beautiful surroundings …

in Rishikesh … we spend the day on the banks of river Ganga, explore some of the magnificent spiritual destinations, visit a spiritual Guru, go for a hike in the beautiful nature of Rishikesh, enjoy some of the waterfalls, go for rafting, …

in Italy … we go for a swim in the sea, take a surf class, relax on the beach, explore the stunning nature of Southern Italy, go for a hike, make a trip to cultural and natural attractions, …

in Thailand … we spend the day on a local sandy beach, explore the amazing natural jungle surrounding with stunning waterfalls and even lakes, go for a Thai massage, enjoy the local way of life and food, visit Buddhist Temples and cultural places, …

… whatever makes us feel happy and relaxed and excited. ☺

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Organic. Plant based. Nutrition.

What you put into your body … you become

Food is energy … use it wisely

According to a Yogic Way of Life we focus on an ayurvedic eating style. Ayurveda, the Science of Life, differentiates between three states regarding the energy and nutritious value of food.

Sattvic is the most “clean and pure” state, which means sattvic food delivers the highest form of energy for body and mind. Therefor our meals are organic and plant based according to the concept of ahimsa (non-violence). The only exception is the traditional Indian milk tea chai, made from organic cow milk, in the morning and some traditional organic Indian cheese paneer.

All our fruits, vegetables, cereals and teas are fresh and from local farmers. We strictly don’t use meat, eggs, much spices, black tea and coffee and we ask our students to follow these requirements during their stay with us in our school and trainings.

Breakfast

Indian breakfast, porridge, fruits, juices and smoothies, Indian milk tea, herbal tea, lemon ginger water

Lunch and Dinner

Indian meals, fruits, herbal tea

 


 

Organic. Plant based. Nutrition.

"What you put into your body … you become"
"Food is energy … use it wisely"

According to a Yogic Way of Life we focus on an ayurvedic eating style. Ayurveda, the Science of Life, differentiates between three states regarding the energy and nutritious value of food.

Sattvic is the most “clean and pure” state, which means sattvic food delivers the highest form of energy for body and mind. Accordingly our meals are purely natural organic and plant based. The only exception is the traditional Indian milk tea chai, made from organic cow milk, in the morning and some traditional organic Indian cheese paneer.

All our fruits, vegetables, cereals and teas are fresh and from local farmers. We strictly don’t use meat, eggs, much spices, black tea and coffee and we ask our students to follow these requirements during their stay with us in our school and trainings.

Breakfast

Indian breakfast, porridge, fruits, juices and smoothies, Indian milk tea, herbal tea, lemon ginger water

Lunch and Dinner

Indian plant based organic meals, fruits, herbal tea

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Teaching content

Practical course content

Asana practice      

The asana (body posture) practice is divided into morning and evening sessions. Whereas the morning sessions are dynamic Ashtanga yoga session with pranayama practice for 15 to 30 minutes at the end or beginning of the class, the afternoon classes are traditional Hatha and Sivananda yoga classes.

Get step by step guidance and proper instructions so that you will move from basic to advanced positions smoothly and naturally and know how to use your breath in the right way to allow even more depth and flexibility in each asana.

Adjustment and Alignment

In this session you will be thought about the proper and technically correct position in each asana. Focus is on how to come into the asana in the correct way, how to hold it and how to come out AND how to use your breath in the proper way. Also how to correct properly with intelligent hands on and language adjustment as a teacher for beginner, intermediate and advanced postures. Further you will learn how to use blocks and belts according to Iyengar Yoga to assure a stable and correct position, allow deep relaxation and support to come into some variations in a safe way.

Finally you will also be thought in Sanskrit Terminology as well as benefits and contraindications of each asana.

Our adjustment and alignment classes are both theoretically and practically. We will assure, that YOU can practice what we teach immediately, to deepen your understanding and experience.

Pranayama

Breathing exercises are the heart of YOGA and are meant to cleanse and purify body and mind and especially our energy channels nadis since the breath is the bridge between our body and mind. You will learn how to be aware of and control your breath and further how to control your mind in using your breath and enhance your life energy prana. Breathing exercises will be practiced especially during the Ashtanga Practice classes every day and the Sivananda Yoga classes before or after the asana practice. Also you will be properly guided on how to use your breath while practicing the asana to release tension, go deeper into the asana and activate the energy centers, chakras. You will learn about the health benefits if you use your Breath properly and train your body and breath connection with the yogic breathing techniques. Further you will practice how to relax your body and release tension only with the proper use of your breath.

Our goal is to teach you pranayama so that you theoretically and practically understand its benefits and purpose and know how to proper practice the following breathing techniques:

  • Natural breathing … Yogic Breath
  • Nadi shodana
  • Kapalabhati
  • Ujayi

Meditation

The practice of Meditation was actually the goal of the ancient purpose of the asana practice, so that the body and mind are well prepared and in a good shape to sit still … for hours … to get deeply in touch with our Inner Self and to “move” into higher consciousness.

Therefore it is a very important practice to achieve a calm and steady mind, enforce your concentration and finally achieve a peace- and joyful mind.

You will practice different types of meditation, from silent to guided, and experience its effects on your body and mind.

Meditation class will be the first class every early morning.

Mantras and chanting

Mantras will be chanted at the beginning and end of each Yoga practice class. A few times we will chant for 30 minutes in the beginning or end of the asana practice to deepen the experience.

The recitation of sacred Sanskrit syllables not only purifies our whole system it also creates a vibration within our subtle energy system that connects us with higher consciousness. You will especially be guided in how to use the mantras to purify and balance your energy centers, chakras.

The following mantras will be chanted:

  • Guru Mantra
  • Gayatri Mantra
  • Ganesha Mantra
  • Om Sahana vavatu
  • Om trayambakam
  • Om purnamada
  • Om Asato Maa sadgamaya

Mudras and Bandhas

In our Yogic Philosophy and Science classes you will learn about mudras (finger postures) and bandhas (energy locks) to enhance your life energy prana, stimulate your energy centers chakras, control your body energy and your mind. Further you will get the practical experience in the asana classes.

Satkarma Kriya   

Satkarma Kriya is one of the six Yogic cleansing techniques (kriyas) referred to the “Hatha Yoga Pradipika”. In order to keep the body strong and healthy the early Yogis created special techniques to cleanse, detox and purify the body, so that life energy prana can flow undisturbed.              Yet not only it is good for health also pranayama and meditation can be practiced with more ease and focus since the body is clean and strong.

Satkarma Kriya will be properly guided from one of our teachers and all the required tools will be provided. Especially we will focus on the following three techniques.

  • Jala Neti … nasal cleansing using a neti pot and saline solution
  • Sutra Neti … nasal cleansing using a thread for passing through the nostrils and out of the mouth
  • Kunjal Kriya … also known as Vamal Dhauti … cleansing the digestive system in drinking lukewarm, salty water until the stomach gets full and vomiting it through the mouth

Theoretical course content

Yogic Philosophy and Science

Beyond your mat Yoga is about Life itself, that why it is often called as “art of living”. We would like to add it is and “art of living WITH Life”.

The goal of our Yogic Philosophy and Science classes is to provide you the deep wisdom and ancient knowledge in an understandable way, so that you understand the true meaning and how to implement it in your own life. Yogic Philosophy and Science origins in ancient wisdom and concepts yet has its immense value for our modern day life to raise our awareness towards a conscious and mindful way of living.

That means … In our Philosophy and Science class you will not only learn about (and be thought in way so that you can really understand what this is all about, and what YOGA is really about) this ancient and noble wisdom from sacred scriptures like the Bhagavad Gita and the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali yet you will also understand what value, information and knowledge they can give you to your everyday life.

Ayurveda and Plant based Nutrition

Ayurveda is the Science of LIFE itself, providing knowledge about how to lead an everyday life to keep our whole system in good shape and condition. Its concepts are based on three energy conditions, whereas the most efficient energy is called sattvic. Goal is to create and maintain a sattvic energy level, means clean, pure, balanced energy in all areas of our life, including our nutrition, body movement and everyday routine.

In this class you will learn about the basic concepts and most important practices, so that your will be able to also implement them in your everyday life. Special Focus will be on a healthy and balanced nutrition according to Ayurveda and the importance and positive effects of a plant based nutrition.

Yogic Anatomy and Physiology

Yogic Anatomy and Physiology includes the teaching of the functions of our physical body as well as our energy body system.

Knowing about how our physical body works supports in understanding the proper asanas adjustment and its influence on our body and mind. Knowing about what our energy body system is and how it works let you understand the interconnection of our body and mind with our energy centers chakras and channels nadis, why our breath is influencing the wellbeing of our body and mind and finally let you realize how your whole systems works to “use” it in the best efficient way and to live “balanced and harmonious”.

Yogic Therapy (RYT 300)

YOGA has the ability to “heal” and create wellbeing for our whole system, in balancing and cleansing.

Yogic Therapy uses this ancient concepts, methods and practices to especially work on areas and conditions which are out of balance and harmony.

Most common is the work with asanas, as therefor certain areas which are out of alignment can be activated and “nourished”.  To know how to variate asanas to address physical limitations is important to work with Yoga as Therapy. Also the knowledge of acupressure points from an ancient holistic Indian medicine view plays an important role. The usage of special breathing techniques to influence our state of mind and also to cleanse our physical Body is important to recreate a healthy, sattvic environment in our system. Finally it is the implementation of a sattvic nutritious diet according to the ancient concepts of Ayurveda for our overall wellbeing.

In our Training you will be introduced and trained in the basics of Yoga Therapy, so that you will understand how Yoga influences our Body and Mind and how to use Yogic concepts and practices to “heal” special areas or conditions which are out of alignment.  Yogic Therapy will especially be taught about in our RYT 300. In our RYT 200 you will really only know about the basics.

Teaching Methodologies, Techniques and Sequencing

Practicing is one thing … Teaching is one MORE thing.

That is why we scheduled our program to really support you from the very beginning to train your confidence and discover and “create” your teaching skills alongside us so that we together can build your unique yet profound and authentic teaching style.

We designed this class in theoretical and practical sessions, to give you the proper knowledge and understanding so that you at the same time can start to “teach” and implement the theory into your practice, get feedback, exchange with your teachers and co-students to improve and take the most out of your training. You will start to “teach” in groups of three, from single postures to short sequencing to a full class, while you can count on our guidance and loving support and mentoring. Our goal is to provide you all knowledge, tools and useful strategies to combine them with your unique way of being and thinking and create your OWN UNIQUE teaching style and let your OWN essence shine.

In detail you will learn about and be trained and mentored in …

… creative and intelligent skills in creating and sequence a class while observing the traditional Hatha Yoga and Ashtanga Yoga concepts to ensure the best effects and benefits for your students

  • … how to set up and sequence a traditional Hatha Yoga, Sivananda and Ashtanga class
  • … different set ups and sequences for beginner, intermediate and advanced classes
  • … how to set up and guide a “mixed” class in a proper and authentic as well as safe and harmonious way
  • … Time management on how to prepare and conduct a class
  • … how to create, prepare and structure a class regarding a specific topic, focus or intention
  • … how to guide and be present with your full attention, including a mindful speaking
  • … how to find and express the “teacher” within you
  • … Awareness for physical limitations and injuries of students and how to work with them safe and properly
  • … Body protection and safe practice
  • Bonus course content which you get only at Rishikesh Yoga Valley
  • Knowledge and Guidance on how to build up your automated online YOGA business to start successful as a Teacher
  • Soulcreation.YOGA. creative Guidance to deepen your (Self-) Awareness and Understanding
  • learn about our true Human Potential and the power of Heart Mind connection to access our true Inner Self and unique Potential

Exam     RYT 200     RYT 300     RYT 500

The exam is divided into a practical and a theoretical part.

A small written exam will be asked from you in Yogic Anatomy and Physiology, Yogic Philosophy and Science, Teaching Methodology,

Ayurveda and plant based nutrition and Asana and Pranayama.

For the practical part you will be encouraged to prepare and conduct a class at the end of the course.

In order to receive your RYT 200 certificate you need to absolve this exam successfully.

We will offer you possibilities to train and practice your teaching skills and get confident in it throughout the whole course duration, so that you can really enjoy your Teaching after completing our Training.

If you complete our 200 hours and 300 hours Teacher Trainings we will certificate your as RYT 500.

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Requirements

Yogic discipline and Self-motivation are the keys to success

Living a Yogic Way of Life, studying and practicing according our everyday schedule requires self-discipline and self-motivation. This you should bear in mind before starting your Yoga Teacher Journey in this way.

Yet we assure you it is the only way to really experience what the Essence of YOGA is and can do to YOU.

To successfully accomplish our Trainings we encourage you to attend all classes and follow our plant based nutritious way. According to a healthy, sattvic and non-violent yogic diet the consumption of meat, eggs, black tea and coffee, alcohol, tobacco and any sort of drugs is prohibited during the whole course duration.

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Teaching Content

For our200 hours TRAINING CONTENT look at “ABOUT OUR TRAININGS”.

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