300 HOUR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING IN RISHIKESH, INDIA

28 Days | Intermediate – Advance

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The 300 Hours Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga Vidya Mandiran in Rishikesh, India centre is a subsequent training that follows the 200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training, held over a period of 28 days and 27 nights.  Upon the completion of your 300 Hours Yoga TTC you would have completed a total of 500 training hours.

At Yoga Vidya Mandiram, we make sure to integrate well-rounded studies of yoga and bringing spirituality into the teachings and practices to support personal and spiritual growth of our students.  The curriculum integrates the essential subjects consisting of pranayama, shat kriya, asana practices, yoga philosophy, yoga anatomy, relaxation (Yoga Nidra) and meditation.  For asana practices, our school focus on Hatha Yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga styles of asana.  Students will go through 6 days of training with 1 rest day per week.  On this rest day, our school organizes a half-day excursion for students that may involve visits to sacred sites, waterfall or city exploration.  The rest day usually falls on a Sunday, but may be shifted to a weekday to avoid tourists and traffic during high season in Rishikesh.

Accommodations, meals and excursions during the training are inclusive in the course fee as mentioned in more detail below.

Choosing your 300 Hours Yoga TTC

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Once you completed the 200 Hours Yoga TTC, you would most likely be looking for a 300 Hours Yoga TTC to further your studies.  You may either take the 300 hours Yoga TTC from the same yoga school or from a different school with different styles and tradition from where you have taken your 200 Hours Yoga TTC.

Students who change yoga schools for their 300 Hours Yoga TTC may experience some adjustment period.  Different yoga schools design their 200 Hours Yoga TTC curriculum in various different ways such as the difference in asana styles, yoga tradition, selection of class contents, focused subjects throughout the training, depth of each content covered in each class, even the same practices may be taught slightly differently.   Many 200 Hours Yoga TTC focuses on asana practices and much less on yoga philosophy and yoga anatomy, as students are more attracted toward physically-oriented trainings rather than a holistic yoga studies that allocates training hours for yoga philosophy, yoga anatomy, meditation, yoga nidra or other subtler practices that works with the mind and emotions.

During the 300 Hours Yoga TTC at our school, some may find that they have touched based on several topics during their 200 Hours Yoga TTC in previous school, while other students find that they never heard of many topics or was never introduced to several basic practices that is integrated with different practices at a more advanced level in the 300 Hours Yoga TTC, resulting in difficulty following some practices.  This varies depending on each student’s yoga backgrounds.  Therefore, it is important to understand the possible differences you may experience between different yoga schools and to keep an open-mind and be patient while going through your 300 Hours Yoga TTC at a selected yoga school.

Prerequisite

  • Completed 200 Hours Yoga TTC with a Registered Yoga School (RYS200)

Course Level

  • Intermediate
  • Advance

Language of Instruction:

  • English

300 Hours Yoga TTC is suitable for those who...

    • Have completed their 200 hours Yoga TTC and want to continue their yoga studies
    • Are interested in understanding more about body and mind after their 200 hours TTC
    • Are looking for further studies of yoga philosophy and yoga anatomy
    • Are looking for further guidance to deepen their asana, pranayama, yoga nidra and meditation practices
    • Are interested in gaining and developing confidence and experience in teaching yoga sessions
    • Aspire to teach intermediate-advance yoga sessions
    • Are entirely dedicated and focused to become a professional 500 RYT yoga teacher and guide

Course Completion Requirements

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Students are required to complete and meet the following criterias during the course:

  • Weekly Assignments
  • Final Teaching Exam
  • Final Written Exam
  • Required 100% attendance
  • No violation of Code of Conduct and School Policy

Yoga Alliance Certification – RYS300

Once you completed your 300 Hours of training, plus collect teaching hours after your training as required by Yoga Alliance, you would be eligible to register as RYT500 under Yoga Alliance USA and be internationally recognized as a yoga teacher. Read more..

300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training : Course Curriculum

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      • Meditative steps of performing the hatha yoga; centering, entering, refining, holding, coming out, and reflection
      • Astanga vinyasa flow – series 1 (review) & 2
      • Surya namaskar (sun salutations I, II & III) – dynamic surya namaskar, surya namaskar with breath awareness, surya namaskar with 12 mantras with their bija-mantras
      • Modifications of yoga asanas
      • Types of yoga asanas – standing, sitting, backward bending, forward bending, spinal twisting, fire series, inversion, shavasana etc.
      • Alignment & art of adjustment
      • Preventing common injuries
      • Counter pose
      • Contraindications
      • More on the yoga asanas benefits

      • Science of breath
      • Advance postures for pranayama
      • Reviewing the diaphragmatic breath
      • Different practices of pranayama: nadi shodhana, ujjayee, kapalabhati, bhastrika, shitali, shitkari, brahmari, and anuloma viloma, suryabhedi, and various types of kumbhaka pranayama and others
      • Breathing for the advance yoga practices, such as chakra and kundalini
      • Benefits or pranayama practices
      • Guidelines for regular pranayama

      • Jalandhara-bandha (chin lock)
      • Uddiyana-bandha (abdominal lock)
      • Moola-bandha (root lock)
      • Maha-bandha (great lock)

      • Introduction to the concept and practices of relaxation
      • Relaxation of efforts
      • Philosophy of yoga-nidra
      • Sequence the advance relaxation practices
      • 31 points relaxation exercise
      • 61 points relaxation exercise
      • Preparation for yoga-nidra
      • 61 blue star – yoga-nidra

      • Meditation in action
      • Advance yoga asanas for meditation
      • Reviewing the steps into basic meditation
      • OM Kriya
      • Spinal breath
      • Sushumna breath through chakras
      • Kundalini practices 1 & 11

      • System within the personality; A deeper understanding of human personality which contains physical and subtler bodies, such as; 10 active and cognitive senses, mind, intellect, and ego.
      • Therapy principles for stress disorders
      • Stress: Introduction
      • Humoral theory (in ancient Indian medicine, Greek medicine & modern medical science)
      • The Brain and its sub cortical centers
      • Stress and Neuro-endocrinal changes
      • Stress management through yoga:
        • Asana (physical postures)
        • Pranayama (breathing practices)
        • Dhyan (meditation)
        • More effect of yoga asanas on the muscles and body
        • Nadis (energy channels)
        • Chakras and Kundalini (energy plexus and coiled up energy)
        • Advance learning about pancha kosha (five sheaths)
        • More on the study of pancha pranas (five vital energy)

      • General introduction: six schools of Indian philosophy
      • Elementary intro to Samkhya and Yoga philosophies
      • The Yoga-sutras of Patanjali
      • History of Yogic science
      • Astanga-yoga: yama, niyam, asana, pranayam, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, and samadhi
      • Introduction to Vedanta (Yoga of the Upanishads)
      • The yoga of the Bhagavad-gita
      • The tantric yoga
      • Yoga Ethics: yamas, niyamas, four brahma-viharas and more on the ethics of a teacher
      • Daily life style of a sadhaka

      • Yogic and Ayurveda on the concept of life
      • Philosophy of Ayurveda: body and mind
      • The concept of tri-dosha: vata, pitta, and kapha
      • The concept of tri-gunas: sattva, rajas and tamas
      • Ayurveda and the balanced and healthy nutrients diet
      • Balance of the mind and body through proper diet as in Ayurveda

      • Intro to mudras and their importance in yoga practices
      • Mudra and its psychology
      • The elements residing in the fingers and five mudras: akasha-mudra, jnana-mudra, agni-mudra, varuna-mudra, and prithvi-mudra.
      • Note: Other important mudras are: dhyan-mudra, prana-mudra, apana-mudra, linga-mudra, shunya-mudra, vishnu-mudra, bhairava-mudra, and hridaya-mudra

      • Intro to meditation & mantra
      • Understanding of the following mantras: aum, gayatri, trayambakam, guru, shanti etc.
      • Understanding of morning, evening and meal prayers
      • Surya-namaskara 12 mantras along with bija mantras and their understanding
      • Pronouncing the names of the advance asanas
      • Selected yoga-sutras recitation with their understanding

      • Jala-neti
      • Sutra-neti
      • Kunjala
      • Trataka
      • Agni-sara
      • Nauli

      • Learning to instruct & guide
      • Main points: Teaching to what you observe, Timing a class, Greeting/Centering, Sequence in teaching,
      • Themeing a specific posture
      • Classroom Organization
      • Demonstration
      • Health Concerns
      • Language
      • Modification in Posture
      • The role of a teacher
      • The practice and service of teaching yoga

      • Class sequences
      • Develop intention for classes
      • Self-evaluation
      • Assignments
      • Practice teaching
      • Feed back
      • Group discussion
      • Question & answer
      • Home work

300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course in Rishikesh, India: Daily Schedule

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This 300 Hour Yoga Training will be schedule on 6 days for the intensive study and practices and on the 7th day there will be Himalayan sightseeing, Holy Shrine & Temples Visits and Explore time as the related aspects of yoga training. In spite of such intensive schedule, you could find this training an enlightening and interesting process of transformation.

We also organize extra sessions and inspirational cultural activities, such as satsang (devotional songs), lectures on yoga related subjects, audios and video lectures. The weekly assignments will be a part of the training as that is conducive to gain in-depth knowledge of the subjects and experience through your yoga practices. During this yoga teacher training you will be provided with three yoga vegetarian meals including fruit refreshments and green tea.

We encourage the students to go sleep early about 10pm as that is conducive to the yoga training. Here it is the typical daily schedule for 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India at our School Yoga Vidya Mandiram:

Typical Daily Schedule

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Time Activity
05:00 : Wake Up!
06:15 – 6:30 : Mantra Chanting
06:30 – 7:30 : Shat-kriyas & Pranayama Practices
07:30 – 9:00 : Hatha Yoga (Classical)
09:00 – 10:00 : Breakfast & Free Time
10:00 – 11:00 : Yoga Philosophy
11:00 – 12:00 : Yoga Anatomy & Physiology
12:30 – 13:00 : Karma Yoga (Seva)
13:00 – 14:30 : Lunch
14:30 – 16:00 : Self-Study / Self-Practice
16:00 – 16:15 : Tea Break
16:30 -18:00 : Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga
18:00 – 19:00 : Relaxation & Meditation
19:00 – 20:00 : Dinner
20:00 – 21:00 : Self-Study / Free-Time
21:00 : Go to Sleep!
Note: Daily Schedule is subject to change.

300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course in Rishikesh, India: Course Dates

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This 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course in Rishikesh, India is usually held on 24th of every month throughout the year. So you can apply for any month in advance. Our few upcoming the 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Courses are on the following dates:

Course Date Course Name Book Now
24th January – 20th February 300 Hour YTTC in Rishikesh, India
24th February – 23rd March 300 Hour YTTC in Rishikesh, India
24th March – 20th April 300 Hour YTTC in Rishikesh, India
24th April – 21st May 300 Hour YTTC in Rishikesh, India
24th May – 20th June 300 Hour YTTC in Rishikesh, India
24th June – 21st July 300 Hour YTTC in Rishikesh, India
24th July – 20th August 300 Hour YTTC in Rishikesh, India
24th August – 20th September 300 Hour YTTC in Rishikesh, India
24th September – 21st October 300 Hour YTTC in Rishikesh, India
24th October – 20th November 300 Hour YTTC in Rishikesh, India
24th November – 21st December 300 Hour YTTC in Rishikesh, India
24th December – 20th January 300 Hour YTTC in Rishikesh, India

300 hour Yoga TTC in Rishikesh: Course Fee

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Accommodation Type Price Per Person
Shared Twin Room US$ 1700 / US$ 1300
Private Single Room US$ 1900 / US$ 1500
Note: Yoga Vidya Mandiram is currently offering US$ 400 discount for 300 Hours Yoga TTC commencing in 2020.

Book Your Seat: A minimum of US$ 300 advance deposit is required to secure your seat for the course. The remaining course fee is due on arrival at our school reception.

Course Fees INCLUDE:
  • 27 nights non-AC Accommodation (AC available at additional cost)
  • Three vegetarian meals per day
  • Afternoon Tea (Masala Chai)
  • Weekly half-day excursions
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Yoga materials during class (i.e. yoga mat, block, belt, etc.)
  • Sightseeing near Rishikesh city on rest day (half-day trip)
  • Textbooks, printed study handouts and study manual
  • 300 Hours Course Certification from Yoga Alliance, USA
Course Fees DOES NOT INCLUDE:
  • Airport Transfer (available at additional charges)
  • Travel expenses (i.e. airfare, train, bus, taxi, etc.)
  • Laundry services (available at additional charges)
  • Extra nights beyond course dates (available at additional charges)
  • Extra excursion not organized by school
  • Air Conditioning / Heater (available at additional charges)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Medical Expenses
  • Other Personal Expenses

Refund Policy

Advance deposit is strictly non-refundable. However, your advance deposit amount can be retained for rescheduling, only if applicant makes a request 7 days before the program start date.  Please read details under Refund Policy.

School Policy & Code of Conduct

By signing and booking for your course at Yoga Vidya Mandiram, you are acknowledging that you have read, agree and accept our School Policy and Code of Conduct. Please go through our School Policy and Code of Conduct thoroughly.

Alvin Rangel / January 2020300 Hour Yoga TTC in Rishikesh, India
“Great option” I had a wonderful experience. I enjoyed the teachers; they made themselves available to talk and discuss after classes; taught from embodied experience; treated all students with respect; were knowledgeable, passionate and experienced. The course had a strong focus on philosophy, anatomy and meditation which was perfect for me. To get the most out of the training I would consider having a regular asana practice, curiosity and a desire to deepening your personal practice. The food was very good. They planned trips to temples on our days off. Many students came with strong expectations, but it’s important to keep an open mind and allow yourself to surrender to the schedule, classes, format, etc. You will gain valuable information and grow from the experience. There is always room for improvements, but I was VERY happy during my 300-Hour training. I would recommend this school. Lastly, a plus was that the school was located in a quiet area in Rishikesh, so it’s peaceful at nights and mornings.