200 hour YTT with Yoga Alliance
200 hour Yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, India. Om Yoga Academy provides Yoga Alliance Certified 200 hour Yoga Teacher training programmes in the holy town of Rishikesh. This course is for everyone, even if you have very little experience of Yoga. It lasts 28 days, and each student leaves with a universally recognised and valid yoga teacher certificate. Rishikesh and Om Yoga Academy is the perfect place to take your personal practice and understanding of Yoga deeper. Whether you want to teach or not, the 200 hour yoga teacher training (YTT) course is an experience not to be missed! You will leave with a solid foundation in the principles of Hatha Yoga that will develop your self practice and your teaching skills.
This comprehensive teacher training course offers a detailed insight into Yoga. The course covers all eight limbs of Yoga as put forward by Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras. The teacher training certification (TTC) encompasses all aspects of yoga; on and off the mat. Therefore, the YTT course covers the physical, spiritual and ethical dimensions of Yoga.
The Aim of our Yoga Teacher Training
Our 200 hour yoga teacher training is based around the ancient teachings of hatha yoga. The teachers have a vast experience in teaching the 200 hour yoga teacher training course; with over 1000 students trained personally under them.
Om Yoga Academy teaches traditional hatha yoga. There is also a strong focus on safe alignment and the use of props. Additionally, the school takes a modern approach to human anatomy and individual skeletal variation. Furthermore, we do not force students to fit into a box of how their bodies should behave and move. This couples perfectly with our small class sizes, and ensures each student’s body is individually assessed and handled appropriately. Besides the asana practice (yoga poses), yoga philosophy, yoga anatomy, pranayama (breathing techniques – literally the extension of the life force), meditation and kriya (cleansing techniques) are all explored on the course. The Academy also teaches practical teaching skills. This includes, sequencing, adjustments and variations. On top of all of that, on each Saturday the school holds a special introductory Ayurveda class.
Having completed the yoga teacher training certification (YTTC), you will then be ready to embark on a journey that will take your yoga practice and teaching to a whole new level. The 200 hour yoga teacher training course offers more than just knowledge. It will also give you self-confidence, which will help you to evolve into a spontaneous yoga teacher, and help develop your own individual teaching style.
200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Syllabus
Om Yoga Academy has designed a fantastic 200 hour YTT certification. It covers all aspects of Yoga, both on and off the mat. During the 200 hours YTTC you will explore:
- 8 limbs of Yoga
- Yoga philosophy
- Surya Namaskar
- Pranayama (this includes nadishodana, bhramari and kapalbhatti)
- Teaching methodology
- Adjustments and alignment
- Introduction to Ayurveda
We conduct outdoor activities on Sundays (the rest day), for our students to enjoy. They include seeing the sunrise at one of the regions oldest temples, visiting the Vashist meditation cave and seeing the Ganga aarti (ceremony by the banks of the holy river in Rishikesh). As a results students enjoy a well rounded experience in India and taste the diverse culture here in Rishikesh.
Requirements for Yoga Teacher Training
Prior experience of Yoga is recommended, but is not a necessity. The Yoga teacher training (YTT) certification will require a base level of fitness. However, what is truly important, is that students come to Rishikesh with an open heart and a willingness to embrace the teachings of Yoga.
Students, no matter what their experience in the practice of Yoga, should come as exactly that; students. One must come with an empty cup ready to be filled. We want to provide an environment that is warm, free from judgement, and conducive to learning. Wisdom and love can only truly flow once this has been established.
How to Apply
If you want to join our 200 hour yoga teacher training programme in Rishikesh, you need to fill out our application form. When your application has been received and accepted, we will ask for a $200 deposit to be transferred via pay-pal, to secure your application.
The deposit is non-refundable but can be retained should you wish to change the date of the course you wish to attend
**Please note that if you wish to share a room the price is 1300$ per person**
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