200 Hours Yoga TTC

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Overview
  • Course: 200 Hours Yoga TTC
  • Duration: 28 Days & 27 Nights
  • Fee: US $899 with private room
              US $739 with sharing room
  • Certification: RYT 200 by Yoga Alliance USA
Course Syllabus
  • Asana | Pranayama
  • Meditation | Mantra Chanting
  • Mudra | Bandha
  • Yoga Anatomy | Alignment & Adjustment
  • Ayurveda | Yoga Philosophy
Includes
  • 28 Days Food & Stay
  • Daily 3 meals (Healty & Yogic Diet)
  • Course Study Material
  • Excursions & Outdoor activities (Retreats)
  • Ganga Arti & Ganga Puja Ceremony


OUR 200 HRS YOGA TEACHER TRAINING COURSE

Pyramid Yogshala 200hour Holistic yoga teacher training course focuses on Traditional styles of yoga, with comprehensive and genuine teachings on Yoga philosophy, yogic life, asanas, pranayama, anatomy, meditation, mantra-chanting, teaching methodology, alignement, and ashtanga vinyasa. You will learn from yogis who have been long studying and practicing Yoga and all its pillars. Pyramid Yogashala Teachers Training courses are comprised of small groups of up to 12 people, in order to provide intimate classes where our teachers can give proper personalized attention to each student. Small groups also generally connect and interact bettter and create a cool friendly atmosphere that tends to generate special bonds between the students and with our staff..

Accommodation

During the course, you will be staying at the Pyramid Yogshala Guest house in Laxmanjuhla, Rishikesh, India. The school is situated in the heart of turistic Rishikesh, Next to the famous hanging bridge and holy Ganga (Holy river), yet away from all the hustle and bustle of the main street. The place is a little bit high up the mountain, peaceful and surrounded by beautiful green gardens, and forest. We also have our own “almost” private waterfall. There are 2 yoga shalas, restaurant area with, and a beautiful green garden with a terrace. Cafés, restaurants, shops, ATM, healthcare, organic stores are in the neighbourhood, making Pyramid Yogshala the perfect place to host retreats and YTTC courses in Rishikesh.
We have single and double room accommodation for our students and guests, all you their own private bathroom. Some of the rooms have balcony with garden and Ganga view, where you can chill during break time. Rooms at the Pyramid are well maintained and clean. and bed sheets, pillows, bath towels, toilet paper, blanket and welcome amenities upon arrival are included. Wi-Fi is available at the restaurant area as well as free filtered water, and laundry service is provided on request.

Amenities upon arrival:
  • Welcome fruit bowl (season fruits)
  • Welcome drink
  • Flower Mala

Program

This 200 hours holistic yoga teacher training course includes classes on Meditation, mantra chanting, shatkriya (cleansing process), Hatha yoga , Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga, Anatomy, yoga philosophy, Yoga Teaching Methodology and Adjustment, and Ayurveda. During your stay, you will experience a gratifying transformational and personal growth opportunity, and share some of the most memorable moments in your life with fellow likeminded people, connected in the path of yoga, uplifting consciousness and healing humanity.
During the opening (welcoming) ceremony you will be provided with a complete yoga kit which includes, book for study, notebook, neti-pot, rubber neti, school t-shirt and bag. The course is structured so that all levels of yoga practitioners can learn and develop their practice and teaching abilities. In the final day of the course you will be awarded a certificate of completion and you will then be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance, and teach yoga anywhere around the world. All yoga class material such as yoga matts, bolsters bricks and belts will be provided by Pyramid Yogshala but you can bringing your own personal yoga matt if you want.

Certifications

All students who complete the course will receive diploma and are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®).

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

This course is tailored to meet the needs of beginners and intermediate yogis who want to pass on their passion on Yoga to others, or simply enhance their practice to a whole new level and deepen their knowledge on the subject. You will be immersed and living the yogic lifestyle for 28 days and experience the real Indian yogic culture in first hand. This course is also a big opportunity for personal growth for you’ll be developing self-discipline, self-control, stamina, endurance and resilience, and learn spiritual and physical purification techniques, along with learning a new set of skills that will help you if you choose the Yoga Teacher profession. A big atencion is given to Yoga Teaching Techniques and Principles, as well as for correct alignment of asanas, and you’ll learn not only how prepare and conduct a class from beginning to end, but also how to demonstrate, adjust and help your future students to reach their maximum potential and get the most benefit from the asanas performed. Your level of fitness will improve significantly, and you will feel your body and mind much more strong, flexible, and balanced, and overall wellness because of the intense daily practices.


Pranayama

Pranayama is a set of Yogic Techniques and practices generally defined as breath control and is on its own considered a science. Here is what you’ll learn on the subject:

  • Introduction of pranayama
  • Benefits of pranayama
  • The Pranic body
  • Prana and lifestyle
  • Breath, health & pranayama
  • Pranayama and the spiritual

Bandhas (Energy Locks)

Bandhas are energy locks provoqued by the contraction of certain groups of muscles and are widely used in yoga practice. Here's a glimpse of what you’ll learn on the subject

  • Preparation for Bandha
  • Benefits of Bandha
  • Mula Bandha
  • Jalandhara Bandha
  • Uddiyana Bandha

Mantra chanting

Mantras play a big role in daily Yogic life. Mantras are sounds, and prayers that carry huge energy and vibration. We’ll teach to sing:

  • Opening mantra
  • Om chanting
  • Gayatri Mantra
  • Guru Vandana (prayer to Guru)
  • Student and master mantra
  • Patanjali mantra (ashtanga mantra)
  • Completeness mantra

Kriya and Shatkarma (the six purification methods of hatha yoga)

Shatkarma is the Sanskrit term for one of the six yogic purification techniques (kriyas) as outlined in the "Hatha Yoga Pradipika." The purpose of these cleansing techniques is to keep the body strong, clean and healthy. They remove toxins and anything blocking the flow of prana in the body.
Practicing shatkarma internally purifies the body, and makes pranayama and meditation practice easier by preparing the body to perform these practices without distraction, discomfort or fatigue. This is a traditional yogic cleansing technique which is very effective and good to remove many illnesses and open the body blockages. You'll learn:

  • Jal Neti
  • Ruber Neti
  • Sutra Neti
  • Kunjal neti

Hatha yoga

Indian traditional yoga style is called "Hatha" (“ha” means sun “Tha” means moon) Unifying the sun and the moon within (Yin and Yang). It's a physical method for preparing and maintaining the body, providing stamina flexibility Balance and strength. This is the most tradicional popular and beneficial yoga style. What you’ll practice:

Joints warm ups (Pawanmuktasana series a, b and c)
  • Surya namaskara (sun Salutation) & Chandra Namaskara (moon salutation)
  • Yoga Mudrasana
  • Matsyasana
  • Gupta Padmasana
  • Baddha Padmasana
  • Kukkutasana
  • Garbhasana

Backward bending Asanas
  • SaralBhujangasana (Easy cobra pose)
  • Bhujangasana (Cobra pose)
  • TiryakaBhujangasana (twisting cobra pose)
  • Sarpasana (snake pose)
  • ArdhaShalabhasana (half locust pose)
  • Shalabhasana (locust pose)
  • SaralDhanurasana (easy bow pose)
  • Kandharasana (shoulder pose)
  • Ardha Chandrasana (half moon pose)
  • Setu Asana (bridge pose)
  • Gomukhasana (cow’s face pose)

Forward bending Asanas
  • Paschimottanasana (back stretching pose)
  • GatyatmakPaschimottanasasna (dynamic back stretch pose)
  • PadaPrasarPaschimottanasana (legs spread back stretch pose)
  • JanuSirshasana (head to knee pose)
  • Ardha Padma paschimottanasana (half lotus back stretching pose)
  • Hasta PadaAngushthasana (finger to toe stretch)
  • Padahastasana (hand to foot pose)
  • SirshaAngusthaYogasana (head to toe pose)
  • Utthitajanusirshasana (standing head between knees pose)

Spinal twisting & Advanced Asanas
  • ArdhaMatsyendrasana (half spinal twist)
  • ParivrittiJanuSirsasana (spiralled head to knee pose)
  • Poornabhujangasana (full cobra pose)
  • Kurmasana (tortoise pose)
  • Poornashalabhasana (full locust pose)
  • PoornaDhanurasana (full bow pose)
  • Dhanu-rakarshan-asana (archer’s posed)
  • Chakrasana (wheel pose)
  • Hanumanasana (leg splitting pose)
  • Poornamatsyendrasana (full spinal twist pose)
  • Mayurasana (peacock pose)
  • Padma mayurasana (Lotus or bound peacock pose)
  • Gorakshasana (Yogi Gorakhnath’s pose)
  • Astavakrasana (eight-twists pose)
  • Vrischikasana (scorpion pose)
  • Inverted pose, balancing pose and core pose

Teaching methodology & adjustment

During these classes, you will learn how a perfect posture should be. You will also learn how to connect with your future students through correct class verbal guidance and touch adjustment, and about recurrent yoga injuries and how to prevent them. Teaching methodology is one the most important part of the course as our students will learn the following:

  • How to conduct a class
  • Classroom management
  • How to get in and come out from the posture
  • How to assist & help while teaching the class
  • Which kind of words you should be using as a yoga teacher
  • What makes you different than other teachers in terms of teaching.
  • Which kind of asanas you should recommend with different health issue
  • How to use belts, bolster, bricks and chair during the class adjustment.

Yoga philosophy

The history of yoga, the sutras of Patanjali and the importance of yoga and its origins in India, are the subjects of these classes and lectures. Questions will be adressed and you will deepen your knowledge about yoga.


Yoga anatomy

Anatomy classes expose how the body, bones, inner systems, and respiration ar/ affected by asanas and the flow of breath. To know The basic structure and function of the organs and systems is very important to practitioners, so that their work as yoga teacher can be safe and beneficial to future students. This is what you’ll learn:

  • Complete Body Anatomy
  • Skeleton system
  • Muscular system
  • Circulatory system
  • Nervous system
  • Respiratory system

Ashtanga Vinyasa

An intensive and integral part of yoga, Ashtanga yoga style requires deep commitment and self-practice to achieve the goal. The Pyramid’s yoga instructors are experienced teachers and advanced practitioners of the Ashtanga style and will guide you safely through the hardest postures. you’ll learn the complete Led primary series:

Standing poses
  • Hasta Padangusthasana & Pada Hastasana
  • Utthita Tri Konasana
  • Parivrtta Tri Konasana
  • Utthitan Parsva Konasana
  • Parivrtta Parsva Konasana
  • Prasarita Padottanasana A, B, C & D
  • Utthita Parsvottanasana
  • Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana
  • Utthita Parsvasahita
  • Utthita Eka Padasana
  • Ardhabaddha Padmottanasana
  • Utkastasana
  • Virabhadrasana A,B and C
  • Primary Asanas
  • Paschimottanasana A, B and C
  • Purvottanasana
  • ArdhaBaddha Padma Paschimottanasana
  • Tirieng Mukha Eka Pada Paschimottanasana
  • JanuSirsasana A,B and C
  • Marichyasana A,B and D
  • Navasana
  • Lolasana
  • BhujaPidasana
  • Kurmasana
  • GarbhaPindasana
  • Kukkutasana
  • BaddhaKonasana A & B
  • Konasana A & B

Intermediate Asanas
  • Salabhasana A & B
  • Dhanurasana
  • Ustrasana
  • Kapotasana A & B
  • SuptaVajrasana
  • BakasanaA
  • Bakasana B Jump
  • ArdhaMatsyendrasana
  • Yoga Nidrasana
  • Tittibhasana
  • PichaMayurasana
  • Vatayanasana
  • Gomukhasana A & B
  • Hasta Sirsasana (head stand)

Advanced A (optional)
  • Kasyapasana
  • Bhairavasana
  • UrdhvaKukkatasana A
  • Galavasana
  • EkaPadaViparitaDandasna
  • VipritaSalabhasana
  • GandhaBherundasana
  • Hanumanasana
  • Natrajasana
  • Raja Kapotasana

200 hours yoga teacher training daily schedule:

  • Wake up at 5h30
  • Morning tea 6h - 6h30
  • Hatha yoga class 6h30 – 8h
  • Pranayama 8h – 9h
  • Breakfast / tea 9h – 10h30
  • Mantra/anatomy/teaching methodology/Adjustment 10h30 – 11h30
  • Tea break 15min
  • Teaching methodology /Anatomy 11h45 – 12h45
  • Lunch / rest 13h – 15h
  • Philosophy 15h – 16h
  • Tea Break 30min
  • Ashtanga Vinyasa 16h30 – 18h
  • Meditation/Yoga Nidra 18h – 19h
  • Dinner 19h30 – 21h

Note: This schedule can be changed and will vary from week to week. Final weekly schedule will be provided in the beginning of the course.


Included excursions and workshops

During the course, you will have the opportunity to experience different recreational activities to be scheduled, such as:

  • Famous Parmarth Niketan Aarti
  • Himalayan day tour
  • Local market tour in Rishikesh
  • Muni Baba cave tour
  • Ayurveda indian cooking class

Location

This retreat will take place at Pyramid Yogshala in Laxmanjhula Rishikesh, India. Rishikesh is a holy city and is known around as the Yoga capital of the world. Every early March Rishikesh hosts the international Yoga Festival, organized by the world famous Ashram Parmarth Niketan. Rishikesh is therefore the perfect place to learn and study yoga. Surrounded by beautiful green mountains, the holy and mighty Ganges, Himalayan foothills, and tranquility, the spiritual atmosphere of this place can easily be felt. Monkeys, Squirrels , Dogs and Cows are everyday compagnions in Rishikesh just as Parrots, Peacocks and other species of exotic birds. The city of sages will lovingly receive you as it does for thousands of spiritual seekers, and so will our dedicated and committed staff.


Food

Daily freshly made vegetarian meals are included in package of the course. The food is fully prepared hygienically and the vegetable are organic and locally produced. The food here at the Pyramids is well known all around the world for its taste and quality.
What we eat, influences our physical well being, and also our emotions and thoughts. Yoga and ayurveda classifies food according to the effect provoqued in the body and mind, and it can be of three types - Satva, Rajas and Tamas. Tamasic food is the kind of food which makes us lethargic or sluggish. Rajasic food is that which brings about activity or restlessness. Whereas, Sattvic food is the kind which makes you feel light, energetic and enthusiastic.
Sattvic foods are those which purify the body and calm the mind. They stimulate the body and mind into action. Cooked food that is consumed within 3-4 hours can be considered sattvic. All food prepared at the Pyramids is Sattvic and prepared with love and in due proportions by our master cook and assistants. The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • Raw food
  • Fruitarian
  • Lactose Free
  • Yogic
  • Other dietary requirements on request
  • Ayurvedic

Note: Any special dietary request should be addressed when making your reservation


Optional Things to do in Rishikesh

There is a lot to do and see around here. these are not included in the price but we can arrange upon request.

  • Bungee jumping
  • Camping and bonfire
  • Mountain biking
  • Flying fox
  • Cliff jumping
  • Trekking
  • Rappelling and rock climbing
  • Kayaking
  • Ayurvedic massage and therapies
  • Parasailing and paragliding
  • Experience the Traditional Indian culture

What's included

  • 28 nights accommodation
  • 1 extra night (before day 1 of the course)
  • All classes as stated in this program
  • 3 fresh organic vegetarian meals a day
  • 1 indian cooking workshop
  • 1 himalayan hiking tour
  • 1 Aarti guided session
  • Muni baba guided tour
  • Rishikesh market guided tour
  • Herbal teas and healthy juices
  • 1 yoga kit - Yoga book, yoga mats, text book and pen, yoga shirt, bag,
  • rudraksha mala)
  • Pick-up from Dehradun Airport to school (on the afternoon of the previous
  • day to the starting date)
  • Certificate of completion

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Drop off from the school to airport, bus station etc.

HOW TO GET TO THE PYRAMIDS?

Recommended Airports

DED - Dehradun Airport (Jolly Grant Airport) Transfer included on the afternoon of the prevous day of starting

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), from where you can take a domestic flight to Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun (DED). We will provide transportation for the school at no extra cost on the afternoon previous to the starting date. of the TTC.

Arrival by bus

From the Delhi airport, you can get a taxi to bring you to Delhi ISBT bus station. From there you can find many government and private transportation to bring you to Rishikesh. Once you arrive at Rishikesh bus station, you can get a tuktuk to Laxmanjhula where we will be waiting to pick you up.

Arrival by train

The nearest railway station is Haridwar train station. From there you will find many buses, taxis and other transportation services that will bring you to Rishikesh. If you want Pyramid Yogshala to help you arrange transportation from Haridwar, kindly let us know.


Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.