300 hour Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training India

300 hour Primary Series Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training India

300-hour residential Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga teacher training courses in India with Yoga Alliance certification at yoga school Tattvaa Yogashala, Rishikesh.

Tattvaa Yogashala offers 300 Hour Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training Courses for practitioners of all levels who are looking to explore and deepen their practices, learn the art of teaching, and experience the ancient science of Ashtanga Yoga. Our training courses include the study and practice of Ashtanga Vinyasa Primary Series, Pranayama, Meditation, Kriyas, and Alignment and Adjustment Workshop. Our training course will prepare you with all the tools and confidence you need to become a yoga teacher and will propel you forward on your personal yoga journey. The Tattvaa Yoga 300 Hour TTC will enliven your body and enlighten your mind and spirit with the knowledge and experience of yoga.

The fist 200 hours of this course will focus on the study of the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series. For the remaining 100 hours of the course, students will have the option to continue with their Primary Series practice or to begin preparation for the Intermediate Series. The last two weeks will be a taster introduction to the dynamic Intermediate Series. Though the student will be given the option, it is ultimately at the discretion of the teacher whether the student is ready to begin Intermediate Series or should continue to work on Primary Series. It is important that the body be prepared for advanced asana in order to gain the benefits of the practice.

300 hour Primary Series Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh

Training Dates - 2018, 2019

This course is open to all levels of practicing Ashtangis. If you are completely new to Ashtanga Yoga, please consider taking our New to Ashtanga Yoga 200 hr Teacher Training Course. This will ensure that you learn the system of Ashtanga yoga with a strong foundation upon which to build your teaching and personal practice. The Primary 300 Hour First Series course generally runs monthly throughout the year. Please refer to our schedule page for more up to date and detailed information.

2018

$2400.00

  • 01 Nov to 07 Dec 2018

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2019

$2500.00

  • Coming Soon

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Fees // Payment Options // Refund Policy

Fees

Fees include tuition for the course, single room accommodation, two full meals per day and a daily snack with tea.

Payment Options

Information and Instructions for payment procedure will be sent to you with your letter of acceptance. To reserve your seat, you need to pay US$ 300 as non-refundable deposit. The balance of the payment may be made on Orientation Day upon arrival in Rishikesh. The Payment methods we accept are cash (Indian Rupees or US Dollars), credit card and online transfer using Transferwise. Payments by online transfer may be made in any Currency, as we will receive all payments in Indian Rupees.

Refund Policy

Course fee including deposit paid for registration is non-refundable and it is valid for one year from the actual course date. Students are required to pay a deposit to secure their space, and the outstanding course fee must be paid in full before the course commences. Please note that we do not give refunds, so it is your responsibility to ensure that you are fully insured against any unforeseen circumstances that either prevent you from attending the course, or that require you to leave the course early.

Daily Schedule: 300 Hour Primary Series Ashtanga

The TTC Program is 8-12 hours a day. Below is the general day structure.

  • 06:30 - 08:00 -- Pranayama/ Meditation / Mantra Chanting
  • 08:30 - 10:15 -- Asana Practice Ashtanga Vinyasa Mysore Style or Led Class
  • 10:30 - 12:00 -- Breakfast / Brunch / Free Time / Study Time
  • 12:00 - 13:30 -- Yoga Principles / Philosophy / Yoga Sutra Lectures
  • 14:00 - 15:00 -- Yoga Nidra Meditation / Rest Time / Free time / Refreshing time
  • 15:00 - 16:00 -- Workshop / Study Time / Guest Lecturers
  • 16:00 - 18:00 -- Asana practice / Art of Adjustment / Body Alignment
  • 18:30 - 19:30 -- Dinner Time
  • 19:30 - 20:30 -- Rest Time / Free Time / Study Time
  • 20:30 - 21:30 -- Silence Meditation
  • 21:30 - 06:00 -- Mauna / Silence

*This is an example schedule. Schedules may change depending on the season, course, and any improvement that may have been implemented. Please keep your schedule as open as possible during TTC for additional training and activities./p>

300 Hour Ashtanga Yoga - Syllabus

  • Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Primary Series
  • Pranayama
  • Breathing Techniques
  • Meditation Techniques
  • Kriyas / Satkarmas
  • Bandhas
  • Mudras
  • Asana Practice
  • Asana study
  • Art of Adjustment
  • Transitions and Vinyasa
  • Body Alignment
  • Modifications
  • Correcting Practice Technique
  • Teaching Practice
  • Yoga Philosophy
  • Mantras

List of Asanas

List of Primary Series asanas, studied in theory, practice and adjustments

  • Surya Namaskara A
  • Surya Namaskara B
  • Padangusthasana
  • Padahastasana
  • Utthita Trikonasana
  • Parivritta Trikonasana
  • Utthita Parsvakonasana
  • Parivritta Parsvakonasana
  • Prasarita Padottanasana A, B, C D
  • Parsvottanasana
  • Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana A, B, C, D
  • Arddha Baddha Padmottanasana
  • Utkatasana
  • Virabhadrasana A, B
  • Dandasana
  • Paschimottanasana A, B, C
  • Purvottanasanay
  • Ardha Baddha Padma Paschimottanasana
  • Tirianga Mukhaikapada Paschimottanasana
  • Janu Sirsasana A, B, C
  • Marichyasana A, B, C, D
  • Navasana
  • Bhujapidasana
  • Kurmasana
  • Supta Kurmasana
  • Garbha Pindasana
  • Kukkutasana
  • Baddha Konasana A, B
  • Upavista Konasana A, B
  • Supta Padangusthasana A, B, C
  • Ubhaiya Padangusthasana
  • Urdhva Mukha Paschimottanasana
  • Setu Bandhasana
  • Urdhva Dhanurasana
  • Salamba Sarvangasana
  • Halasana
  • Karnapidasana
  • Urdhva Padmasana
  • Pindasana
  • Matsyasana
  • Uttana Padasana
  • Sirsasana A, B
  • Balasana
  • Baddha Padmasana
  • Padmasana
  • Uttpluthih
  • Savasana

List of Pranayamas and Breathing Techniques

  • Kapalabhati
  • Nadi Shodhana
  • Anuloma Viloma
  • Bhastrika
  • Ujjayi
  • Surya Bhedan
  • Chandra Bhedan
  • Bhramari
  • Sheetali
  • Sheetkari
  • Yogic Breathing
  • Spinal Breathing

Material Covered in Theory and Philosophy Course

  • History and tradition of Yoga
  • Schools of Yoga
  • Patanjali Ashtanga Yoga
  • Karma Yoga
  • Bhakti Yoga
  • Janana Yoga
  • Tantra Yoga
  • Mantra Yoga
  • Concept of Prana
  • Pancha Pranas
  • Koshas and Shariras
  • Kundalini
  • Chakras
  • Pranayama
  • Introduction to Bhagavad Gita
  • Introduction to Six Indian Philosophies
  • Conceptual understanding of Samadhipada
  • Discipline of yoga
  • What is yoga? Yoga chitta vritti Nirodha Yoga Sutras 1.2
  • Vrittis (mental fluctuations) and their classification
  • Vedanta Philosophy
  • Patanjali Yoga Sutras
  • Goal of Hatha Yoga
  • Kriyas
  • Consistent practice and Detachment (Abhayasa and Vairagya)
  • Factors that accelerate yoga sadhana
  • Concept of the Divine and Surrender to the Divine in yoga (concept of Isvara and Isvarapranidhana)
  • Relevance of Omkara in Yoga System
  • Obstacles and distractions on the path of yoga (concepts of citta viksepa and antaraya)
  • Concept of methods of bringing the mind to a blissful state (chitta prasadhana)
  • Foundations of Yoga
  • Traditional Texts
  • Human Biology and application of Yoga practices
  • Introduction to Indian Philosophy and Tradition
  • Therapeutic Basis of Yoga
  • Yoga therapy for Common Diseases
  • Stress and its Yogic Management
  • Yoga and Psychology
  • Samkhya Philosophy
  • Vedanta philosophy
  • Patanjali Yoga Sutras

Recommended Reading

  • The Yoga Mala - Sri K. Pattahbi Jois
  • Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha (APMB) Yoga Darshan - Swami Niranjanananda Ji The Heart of Yoga, T.K.V. Desikachar
  • The Science of Breath- Dr. M.L. Ghorole
  • Yoga Sutras of Patanjali - Swami Venkatesananda, Motilal publications
  • Hatha Yoga Pradipika
  • Perennial Psychology of the Bhagavad Gita

Yoga Teacher Training Reviews

  • Eligibility Criteria
  • Accommodation and Food
  • Registration Process
  • Tourist Visa
  • Upon Arrival
  • Required Documents
  • Assistance

Prior experience and knowledge of Yoga is recommended for 200 Hour Yoga Training Courses. This course is open for practitioners of all levels. As the course is demanding, the applicant should be in good physical condition. What is most important is that the applicant arrives with an open mind and the eagerness to learn. The student should be able to dedicate themselves completely to the course while at Tattvaa Yogashala. The teacher trainin program is very demanding with at least 9 hours daily and 100% attendance is mandatory. Participants must follow the schedule and attend all classes, sessions, and activities. As Rishikesh is a holy city, all the food in the city is Vegetarian. Though the students do not have to maintain a vegetarian diet at home, to experience the full and positive benefits of the Yoga lifestyle please do not bring meat from the outside to consume. Alcohol and recreational drugs are also not available and are restricted in Rishikesh. Please do not bring from the outside in order to experience fully the benefits of Yoga. The applicant should also have a basic English language understanding as the course is conducted in English and the student will be required to speak English. Spaces in the program are based on eligibility and are given upon first come first serve basis.

All accommodation during the time of the course is provided by Tattvaa Yogashala and is included in your course fees. Students live together at the Jivan Building residence in Ram Jhula, Swarg Ashram area. We have various locations for practice space and where classes are held. These include our Shala space in Jivan Building, our Shala space next door, and at our Yoga Shala on the banks of the Ganges. Students will be a five minutes walk from all their classes through the lively streets of Rishikesh villages. Jivan Building is located in a peaceful part of Rishikesh and is surrounded by gardens, ayurvedic cafes, and little shops. It is a short walk down to the banks of the holy Ganges river where students can go to relax, explore, drink chai, and watch the sunset. Our Yoga Shala spaces overlook both the scenic Himalayas and the Ganges river.

During the yoga teacher training course all students are provided single room accommodation with attached bath at Jivan Building or nearby places with similar facilities. The rooms include two twin beds, one full bathroom with hot water and shower facilities, and a balcony. Bedding is provided and towels are available upon request. Laundry facilities are not included but students are able to wash their own clothes and laundry services can be arranged and inquired about at reception. Wifi is available! Students are ensured a comfortable space in their rooms to relax and rest during the course, but will be spending most of their time in the shala! The rooftop and shala have a 360 degree view of the Himalayas and Ganges and provide a beautiful space for students enjoy.

Two full meals and one snack with tea is included in your course fees. The food Tattvaa Yogashala provides is all delicious homemade traditional Indian food, prepared fresh daily in our kitchen. All the ingredients are high quality and are sourced locally and fresh from the markets. Brunch begins around 10:30 am and includes fresh local fruits, like papaya, mango, pineapple, apple, and lots of bananas. Brunch also offers porridge, homemade bread and toast, homemade nuts butters, muesli, yogurt, fresh honey ginger lemon tea, and more. Dinner begins around 6:30pm and offers a wide array of Indian options with the occasional Western touch for a taste of home. Our dinner menu always changes to keep it interesting, but often includes favourites like lentils, dal, chickpeas, chapati and naan bread, a vegetable dish, tofu, salad, soup, rice, and a tasty dessert. In order for you to have the full yogic experience all of our meals are designed to keep the body light but strong and nourished during your training. Please let us know if you are dairy free so we can ensure a vegan option for each dish.

On your day off there are many local cafes, shops and restaurants to enjoy. Traditional masala chai tea and herbal teas are available everywhere. There are many friendly animals and locals on the streets, which makes every walk through town interesting and enjoyable! Little shops with nice inexpensive Indian clothes and tailors, books in many languages, ayurvedic products and traditional items line the streets, so don`t bring too much in your backpack! Everything you may need is in short walking distance. Rishikesh has a vibrant Indian culture and deep spiritual tradition that makes it a wonderful community and environment in which to enjoy your yoga journey.

When you are ready to register for any of the courses or programs at Tattvaa Yogashala, please submit the Application / Registration Form online or feel free to contact us so we can further assist your with your registration. We will send you confirmation of your registration within three weeks after receiving your required forms and documents. After we have confirmed your place and registration in the course, you need to pay US$ 200 as non-refundable deposit which is part of the course fee. You will be asked to pay the remaining balance upon arrival in Rishikesh or before arriving. After you have sent your deposit, please email us a copy of the receipt or proof of deposit so we can complete your registration. Applications are processed on a first come first serve basis. Tattvaa Yogashala maintains the right to accept or reject any application without providing an explanation.

India requires that all foreigners obtain a Visa prior to arrival in India. Please be sure to give yourself ample time to arrange an Indian Tourist Visa through an Indian Consulate or Visa Services Company before leaving your home country and traveling to India. Also please arrange proper travel insurance and any other requirements you may have (i.e. bank arrangements, healthcare) before traveling.

You are welcome to bring your laptop, cameras, phones, tablets, or other electronics to use during your stay in India. Please choose to leave your valuables (such as jewellery) at home. If it is necessary to bring your valuables, please be sure you are able to keep them safely. Rishikesh is a safe city and Tattvaa Yogashala maintains your safety as a priority, however, theft happens everywhere and we cannot be responsible for any items of value that go missing.

India requires that all foreigners obtain a Visa prior to arrival in India. Please be sure to give yourself ample time to arrange an Indian Tourist Visa through an Indian Consulate or Visa Services Company before leaving your home country and traveling to India. Also please arrange proper travel insurance and any other requirements you may have (i.e. bank arrangements, healthcare) before traveling.

You are welcome to bring your laptop, cameras, phones, tablets, or other electronics to use during your stay in India. Please choose to leave your valuables (such as jewellery) at home. If it is necessary to bring your valuables, please be sure you are able to keep them safely. Rishikesh is a safe city and Tattvaa Yogashala maintains your safety as a priority, however, theft happens everywhere and we cannot be responsible for any items of value that go missing.

- A recent passport size photo of you is required.
- A copy or scan (in colour) or a clear photo of your valid Passport, with all details clearly legible.
Also please remember that you are required to obtain an Indian Tourist Visa before arrival in India.

If you have any questions about our Yoga Teacher Training course, related to registration, payment, visas, or any other query, please do not hesitate to contact us at anytime. We will be more than happy to assist you further.