The 500 hour teacher training course in India is run in accordance with the stipulations laid down by Yoga Alliance for yoga schools that are registered with it. The recognized yoga schools are registered both as RYS 200 and RYS 300 in order for them to run the more advanced 500 hour yoga teacher training which comes after the foundational 200 hour yoga teacher training course. The 500 teacher training course comprises of the 200 hour course plus another 300 hour teacher training to qualify for the certification 500 teacher training course. You can do the training in one go or you could take a break after the 200 hour teacher training course and finish the other 300 hour training later. You could also do the two courses from two different yoga schools that are registered with Yoga Alliance and so eligible to give yoga certification. Once you complete your course you can register with Yoga Alliance as RYT 500 which will provide you better career opportunities.
The 500 hour teacher training course is an intensive program and can be quite transformational particularly if you do it in India where yoga has originated. Along with a sound knowledge of yoga you will get a glimpse of Indian culture which will enhance your understanding of yoga and you will be able to better comprehend the reasons for some of the other practices that make up the entire discipline of yoga. The 500 hour teacher training course takes you deeper into those aspects of yoga that you would have just glimpsed in the 200 hour program. The more advanced knowledge will build confidence in you to take up teaching with safety and with the right knowledge combined with your personal experience and awakening to the spiritual aspects of yoga.
300-hour residential hatha yoga teacher training in India in 2017, registered with Yoga Alliance - USA, at yoga school Samatva Yogalaya, Rishikesh - Rys 200, Rys 300.
» Internationally certified yoga teacher training certificate course registered with Yoga Alliance (RYT 500).
» Additional 100 hours of training to enhance your yoga teaching skills.
» A comprehensive yoga teacher training program taught by certified yoga instructors.
» Residential facility amidst ashram surroundings with modern infrastructure.
» Inexpensive yoga teacher training in India (affordable cost - US$ 1500 including food and accommodation).
» Optionals: Delhi airport to Rishikesh by taxi (6-hour drive - US$ 70).
200-hour residential hatha yoga teacher training in India registered with Yoga Alliance USA at yoga school Samatva Yogalaya, Rishikesh - RYS 200, 300.
300-hour residential hatha yoga teacher training in India in 2015, registered with Yoga Alliance - USA, at yoga school Samatva Yogalaya, Rishikesh - Rys 200, Rys 300.
500-hour yoga teacher training in India in 2018, registered with Yoga Alliance - USA, at yoga school Samatva Yogalaya, Rishikesh - Rys 200, Rys 300.
» Course fee includes food and accommodation (all students are provided private room with attached bathroom).
» Booking amount due with the application is US$ 200 (non-refundable advance towards the course fee).
» One can switch from one course to another within 12 months from the actual booking date.
» Balance fee needs to be paid upon your arrival in Rishikesh.
» All fees are non-refundable. Please don't send requests for a refund.
» 200-hour yoga teacher training from a yoga school registered with Yoga Alliance, USA.
» Individuals suffering from any ailments are advised not to seek admission for this course.
» The candidate's age should not be less than 18 years at the time of admission. Yoga aspirants above the age of 50 years may be considered by the executive committee provided a fitness certificate is submitted at the time of admission.
» In case of pregnancy, a medical authorization certificate for practising yoga is required.
» During the course, if a candidate is found unfit to undergo the course, his/her training will be discontinued and no refund of fees/charges will be made.
» The system of the traditional teaching some time may differ from the west. Therefore students are advised to make their mind before they apply or get registered. Even some time the fundamental understanding of yogic path may differ from yoga schools in the west.
» Those, who are just expecting some of the modified versions of physical exercises in the name of Yoga, then Samatva Yogalaya, Rishikesh may not be the right place. One should apply only if he/she is willing to follow the strict yogic rules and regulations of the centre.
» There will be a process of assessment - written as well as practical.
» At least 95% attendance is required to qualify for TTC certification.
» Satisfactory progress throughout the course is one of the criteria to award TTC certificates.
» Behavior of the student would also be considered in assessing his/her progress.
All the students who successfully complete our yoga teacher training course are awarded Yoga Teacher Training Certificate by Samatva Yogalaya, Rishikesh and they are also eligible for registering themselves directly with Yoga Alliance as RYT 500 after getting 100-hours of yoga teaching experience.
In keeping with the requirements of Yoga Alliance - USA, 200-hour YTT program follows a tight schedule where almost each of the 6 to 7 training hours in the day are assigned to some aspect of yoga. You could find the training intensive but enlightening. Depending on the yoga school the mornings can begin as early as 5:30 a.m. with meditation followed by some yoga postures and maybe some classes or lectures in philosophy or anatomy. Chanting and pranayama are also part of the schedule. During training you are provided with two to three yoga meals, fruit refreshments and green tea. Daily written homework is also the norm as that is how you will gain in-depth knowledge of the subject. Sleeping early is encouraged as that is part of yogic practice.
» 05:30 am - Wake Up
» 06:00 am - Herbal Tea
» 06:15 am - Shatkarma/Yogic cleansing
» 06:30 am - Pranayama and Chanting
» 07:30 am - Yoga Therapy | Yoga Asana
» 09:00 am - Breakfast
» 10:30 am - Yoga Therapy
» 11:30 am - Yoga Philosophy
» 12:30 pm - Lunch
» 03:30 pm - Yoga Anatomy
» 04:30 pm - Yoga Breathing | Yoga Nidra
» 05:00 pm - Hatha/Ashtanga Yoga Asana
» 06:45 pm - Pranayama | Meditation
» 07:15 pm - Dinner
» 10:45 pm - Lights Out
Techniques and practice make the bulk of the training as 100 hours is allotted to that. Methodology takes up 25 hours while 20 hours go to learning anatomy and physiology. You need to devote 30 hours to philosophy and ethical conduct. For electives there are 15 hours and 10 hours for practicum.
Attendance Policy: Samatva Yogalaya, Rishikesh takes student participation seriously. Students should plan to attend every class. If you must miss class due to illness or other considerations, please inform the instructors. If you must miss many classes, please consult the program leader about how your absence will affect your graduation.
» Yoga Therapy: Yoga asanas can help with the recovery and management of many common diseases and disorders. This class will provide students with an introduction to the anatomy and pathology of common health issues that diet, asana, and pranayama practice can ameliorate.
» Asana: Yogic postures comprise three hours of the daily schedule. Morning asana classes focus on those asanas related to yoga therapy, whereas evening asanas provide students a class model they will later teach to 200 hour TTC students. From the third week, students will begin practicing a modified Ashtanga Yoga sequence.
» Yoga Anatomy: Students will learn anatomy and physiology relevant to yoga in order to strengthen their classroom explanations, cues, and corrections of asana. • Philosophy: This class will prepare students to read and understand Patanjali's Yoga Sutras. Each Friday, students will lead a discussion reflecting on the week's readings. Before class, students should write down one question on a notecard directly related to the day's reading and give this to the teacher at the start of class.
» Pranayama, Yogic Breathing, Yoga Nidra & Chanting: Students will learn techniques to open vital energy centers in the body with a goal of becoming proficient enough to teach these skills to their students. Practical teaching experience will begin from the second week.
» YMCD - Karmananda, Swami. Yogic Management of Common Diseases. Edited by Yoga Publications Trust: Bihar School of Yoga, 2010.
» RY - Vivekenanda, Swami. Raja Yoga: Conquering the Internal Nature. Kolkata: Advaita Ashrama, 2011
» MMMRY- Niranjananda Saraswati, Swami. Mind, Mind Management & Raja Yoga. Yoga Dristi Series. Bihar: Yoga Publications Trust, 2011.
» YA - Kaminoff, Leslie, and Amy Matthews. Yoga Anatomy. 2nd ed. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 2012.
The organization Samatva Yogalaya, Rishikesh inherits the ancient approach of yoga to inculcate and infuse the wisdom of yoga in each and every student of Yog Peeth. To see this vision in to practice the whole design of teaching and learning is framed in such a way that ethical sense becomes inevitable for all the members of Yog Peeth.
At Samatva Yogalaya, Rishikesh, the very beginning of the day starts with the ancient code of conduct prescribed in the name of Dincharya (the daily regimen). Every day activities are arranged in the light of Ritucharya (seasonal code of conduct). Moreover, every step of behavior of the individual is visualized under the concept of Achar-rasayan (behavioral chemistry).
We see the whole spectrum of Yama (rules, how to act in the society) and Niyama (personal code and conducts) prescribed by Maharishi Patanjali need to be seen into practical, day to day behavioral terminology. If not hundred percent, at least whatever feasible that should be practiced sincerely and honestly. We feel this sense of transparency in the behavior of an individual is essential to be in the path of Yoga.
» Routine of the course should be strictly followed. Discipline is an integral part of this training program. Disrespect may render the student to lose his/her studentship and in such case no fees would be refunded.
» Absence from any activity of the scheduled program is a gross breach of discipline. Under inevitable circumstances, a student should obtain permission in advance from the teacher concerned/the respective Manager accordingly.
» If a specific meal is to be avoided, it should be informed to the person concerned in good time, so that no food may be wasted.
» Guests of the students will have to make their own arrangements. » During the course, any kind of extra-ordinary activities, not related to the course, will not be permitted.
» No student would be allowed to enter in to the hall, once the class starts.
» All the library books and other dues, if any, must be settled before leaving the place.
» Smoking and drinking alcohol are strictly prohibited.
After receiving your TTC application, we'll send you an invoice of US$ 200 (non-refundable) through PayPal (or a link to the payment page) containing all the relevant details about the payments required. Once your payment is processed, a booking confirmation will be sent to you through email.
The booking amount, due with the application, is an advance towards the course fee and it is non-refundable. In case, you are unable to attend our course as per your booking, you can opt for our next courses as per our TTC schedule and availability of seats, within 12 months from the date of your current booking. Remaining fee needs to be paid upon your arrival. Fee once paid will not be refunded and is not adjustable under any circumstances. We understand that emergencies and other life situations do arise. We recommend that you carefully review your schedule and upcoming obligations to ensure that you can commit fully to our yoga teachers training course.
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