300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course

300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh

Himalayan Yoga Retreat (HYR) is unique in its Yoga Teacher Training approach, as it offers students training in additional therapies. Swami Prakash believes in the holistic growth of the practitioner and therefore includes therapies and training in breathing techniques to aid in meditation, pressure points to remove emotional blockages, and ayurvedic knowledge. HYR’s YTT students are trained in these disciplines as a part of their teacher training and can use this knowledge to further their practice.
Himalayan Yoga Retreat (HYR) offers a comprehensive 300 Hours (45 days) Teacher Training Certification that provides thorough training in all aspects of yoga, designed for motivated practitioners who wish to make yoga a way of life, and wish to spread the knowledge.

300 Hours Yoga Teacher Training Program Details

Kriyas -To purify the physical body.
Jala Neti
Sutra Neti
Dhauti (Vamana, Danda, Vastra)
Nauli Kapalabhati
Agnisara Trataka
Shankhaprakshalan
Jihva Mula
Kapala Randhra Dhauti

Asanas - To balance the Doshas (Kapha, Vata, Pita) depending on the individual (male, female, body type, age, personal constitution) and environment (season, environment).
1 - Akarnadhanurasana
2 -Ardha-Matsyendrasana
3 -Baddhapadmasana
4 -Bakasana
5- Bhujangasana
6- Akarnadhanurasana
7- Chakrasana
8- Chakrasanass
9- Dhanurasana
10- Dvipadaskandhasana
11- Ek Padashandhasana
12- Garbhasana
13 Garudasana
14 - Gomukhasana
15 - Gorakshasana
16 - Naukasana
17 - Pada Angusthasana
18 - Padahastanana
19 - Padam Mayurasana
20 - Padambakasana
21 - Padmasanav
22 - Parvatasana
23 - Paschimatana
24 - Pavanamuktasana
25 - Purna Bhujagasana
26 - Purna Salvasana
27 - Purna Ustrasana
28 - Sankatasana
29 - Sarvangasana
30 - Shalabhasana
31 - Shavasana
32 -Shrishapadangustha
33- Shrishasana
34 - Siddhasana
35 - Simhasana
36- Suptavajrasana
37 - Surya Namaskar
38 Swastikasana
39 - Tadasana
40 - Tolangulasanam
41 - Trikonasana
42 - Ugrasana
43 - Ushtrasana
44 - Uthit Padmamasana
45 - Utkatasana
46- Uttanamandukasana
47 - Vaatayasan
48 - Halasana
49 - Hanumanasana
50 - Janushrishasana
51 - Kapotasana
52 - Karanapidasana
53 - Jihva Mula
54 - Konasana
55 - Kukkutasana
56 - Kurmasana
57- Mandukasana
58- Jihva Mula
59- Matsyasana
60 - Matsyendrasana
61- Mayurasanaa
62 - Muktasana
63- Natarajasana
64 - Vajrasana
65- Vakrasana
66- Virasana
67- Vrkshana
68 - Vrushabhasana
69- Viparitkarni
70- Yoga Mudra
In the teaching we give reference to the SANSKRIT names of the Asanas, introducing the intention behind the meaning and how to bring it into the posture

Pranyama - Breathing exercises to control the thoughts.
1 - Anuloma-Viloma
2 - Ujjayi
3 - Shitali
4 - Sitkari
5 - Bhastrika
6 - Bhramari

Bandhas - to strengthen the nervous system and improve memory.
1 - Jalandhara Bandha
2 - Uddiyana
3 - Jivha Bandha
4 -Mula Bandha

Mudra - To restore energy.
1 - Brahma Mudra
2 -Gyan Mudra
3 - Tadagi Mudra
4 - Asvini Mudra

Mantra
To give the purest thoughts to our mind (like a positive virus). We teach the correct pronunciation of Vedic mantras in Sanskrit and we teach Japa. The pronunciation is essential in creating a vibration working on our different bodies. We Teach the purpose of the mantra as the teacher needs to know the effect and give the right mantra according to the specific subject like: better concentration, self love, more devotion, more strength.
Om Stavana
10 Main Vedic Mantras
Preparation: Meditative poses for 30 minutes

Basics of a Yogic Life
Regularity & Punctuality in the Practical & Theory session (class)
Emotional Stability/maturity
Character

Yogic Texts
Patanjali Yoga Sutra, The philosophical and historical background of Yoga and the comparative study of different Yoga schools with the Patanjali Yoga Sutra.

Hatha Pradipika
Asanas & Pranayamas by Swami Kuvalyananda - Introduction of Hatha Yoga.
Definition of the term "Sthir Sukharn Asanam" "Sthiryam Arogymchangalaghavam" - classification of Asanas, the aim of Meditative Asanas, Cultural Asanas and Relaxative Asanas.
Pranayama - General features of pranayama, technical aspects of Pranayama
Kriyas - General features, classification and techniques of each.
Kundalani and Chakra.

Ayurveda
Three Doshas.
Three Gunas.
Ayurvedic Yogic food.
Panch koshas.

Special Training in-
Bliss of Breath (Breath, Movement and Sound).
Emotional Blockage Treatment (Massage).
Mud Treatments (Naturopathy).

Anatomy and Physiology of yogic practices
Basic Human Anatomy & Physiology of different systems:
Skeletal system.
Muscular system.
Blood and circulatory system.
Respiratory system.
Digestive system.
Excretory system.
Nervous system.
Exocrine and Endocrine Glands.

Physical Effects of Asanas
How to practice Asanas.
Precautions for the practitioner.
Importance of place, seat, time, sequence.
combination with other exercise, bath.
Variations for females etc.

Project Report
The participants have to write a report on yoga practice, teaching practice and their personal experience. About any yoga topic.
Yoga means unity, for the outer body it is expressed in the form of healthiness and happiness. For the inner body, it is a way to be one with god, like all rivers which are thrown one ocean or soul dissolve in god.

Swami Prakash Ji Says


The Himalayan region is considered a deity in the Hindu pantheon, and is empowered to support spiritual practices. The adage “less is more” holds true here. “Just as the difference between a living and a dead person is felt immediately, so it is with the Himalayas. Its vibration gives a natural push to spiritual development”.- Swami Prakash. "His first choice is for students to find mental and physical peace, to be fulfilled and happy, and on the search for the great spirit inside and all around.

300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh