ONLINE 50 HOUR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING IN RISHIKESH, INDIA

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The online 50 Hours Yoga Teacher Training organized by Yoga Vidya Mandiram school is structured over a series of VDO modules and live question and answer sessions making up 50 hours, plus bonus live sessions that you are welcome to attend. The bonus live sessions are in addition to the 50 hours, so you are not required to attend the live sessions to complete the course. The course is suitable for those interested to study the arts of yoga in a structured and holistic approach. The program covers the essential basic foundation that is useful for those who are beginners or have been practicing yoga as hobby. Our school aims to bring depth of understanding and practice into the foundations of yoga studies. The program is designed to integrate body, mind and breath practices to achieve a well‐rounded yoga study to inspire students in their personal and spiritual growth.

The curriculum covers the fundamental elements of yoga based on 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.

Course Level

  • Beginner

Language of Instruction

  • English

Online 50 Hours Yoga TTC is suitable for those who...

  • Are beginners who want a structured and holistic approach study of yoga
  • Have been casually studying and practicing yoga as a hobby
  • Are interested in yoga philosophy and yoga anatomy
  • Wants a short break to refresh body and mind with a short yoga retreat
  • Are interested in a short course to find a balance in life through body & mind
  • Are registered RYT who wants to a refresher course on yoga foundations
  • Are registered RYT and wants to collect Continuing Education (CE) training hours

Course Certification

Upon course completion, you will receive certificate of completion. The 50 hours Yoga TTC does not count towards yoga teacher training hours, nor does it certify you as a yoga teacher. Yoga Alliance requires a minimum of 200 Hours of training. Therefore, if you are looking to obtain a certificate that makes you eligible to register as a yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance, please see our Complete TTC programs. All courses are valid as Continuing Education (CE) training hours for those registered as RYT under Yoga Alliance (USA).

Online Course Information for the 50 Hours Yoga TTC

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Medium: Thinkific E‐Learning Platform (Prerecorded Classes) & Zoom (Live Sessions)

Course Materials: Handouts and Study Manual

How our Online Course works: Prerecorded VDO of all classes from our previous training will be accessible through the e‐learning platform. Students will be able to complete the course requirements on their own pace. As an added bonus for online students, selected classes will also be available through live streaming from our residential training program at our school in Rishikesh, India, following 7 days of 50 Hours Yoga Teacher Training. Sundays are reserved as rest days with no classes, so there will not be live sessions on Sundays. Our residential program starts on the 2nd of each month and ends on the 8th of the same month. Therefore, those who want to attend the live sessions may schedule to join us for the live sessions during those dates. Meeting ID and passcode for live sessions via Zoom will be provided to enrolled students. You are not required to attend live sessions.

Class Equipment for the Training

Please have the following items prepared before the course starts:

  • Book: Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha by Swami Satyananda. The book is available for purchase on Amazon.com and free e‐books are also available online.
  • Neti Pot: for practicing Jala Neti as part of Shat-kriya in Pranayama class
  • Yoga Mat
  • Yoga block and Yoga belt (optional) is not mandatory but may come in handy if or when your body requires modified postures to suit your physiques and current body capacity.
  • A meditation asana: Used for pranayama and meditation classes. There are many options available depending on your preference.  Our school uses a non-fluffy and sturdy blanket as asana for its low cost and adjustability of the seat height to different flexibility and leg lengths.  However, we also have Zen bench and stool available for students who have less flexibility or an injury.  A meditation cushion is another possible option available in the market, but these comes with fixed thickness.

Preparations Required for the Online Course

Please prepare the following basic requirements for Live Sessions:

  • Strong Internet Connection
  • Device (i.e. phone or laptop) installed with Zoom Application
  • External loud speaker (i.e. Bluetooth or cable speaker) or a bluetooth earphone: allow you to adjust
    volume and hear the teacher’s instructions during practical sessions when you are a few meters away from
    your device
  • Bluetooth earphones with in‐built microphones are the best option if you wish to respond to teachers in live sessions. If you wish to use the built‐in microphones in your devices, please be sure to enable and test your microphone before class starts.
  •  Quiet space for live sessions to avoid disturbances or background noises transmitted into the Zoom meeting

Recommended Setup for Optimal Online Learning:

  • For both visual and audio quality, connect your device to a large screen such as a LCD TV screen or use zoom from a large computer monitor with loud speakers. This connection will allow a clear view of the teacher from your yoga mat and a high volume adjustment, especially if the class involves following guided practices (i.e. asana, pranayama, meditation). Mobile devices can be connected to the TV screen via Chromecast or HDMI cable with the help of specific adapter.

Course Completion Requirement

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

  • Required to complete 100% of course content on Thinkific E‐learning Platform
  • For a registered RYT who wants to collect Continuing Hours (CE) under Yoga Alliance, student are required to complete all classes before the end of December 2021.

50 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
    • Surya namaskar (sun salutations) – dynamic surya namaskar, surya namaskar with breathe awareness, surya namaskar with mantra chanting
    • Types of hatha posture – standing poses, sitting poses, backward bending poses, forward bending poses, spinal twisting poses, fire series, inversion poses, shavasana
    • Postural alignment and art of adjustment
    • Counter pose
    • Contraindications

      • Science of breath
      • Sitting postures for pranayama practice
      • How to establish diaphragmatic breathing before pranayama practice
      • 1:1, 1:2 and 1:4 breathing practices
      • Types of pranayama – nadi shodhana pranayama, ujjayee, kapalabhati, bhastrika, shitali, shitkari, brahmari, and anuloma viloma

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

      • Relaxation in daily life
      • Tension and relaxation
      • Systematic relaxation
      • 31 relaxation

      •  What is meditation & what is not?
      •  Meditation in daily life
      •  Yoga asanas for meditation
      •  2-5 minutes meditations
      •  So-ham mediation

      • Introduction about anatomy and physiology
      • Systems: Digestive system, Respiratory system
      • Effect of yoga posture on muscles and systems

      • General introduction: six school of Indian philosophy
      • Samkhya and yoga
      • Highlight of ashtanga yoga: yama, niyam, asana, pranayam, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, and samadhi
      • Life style and yoga ethics

      • Jnana-mudra
      • Dhyan-mudra
      • Vishnu-mudra
      • Hridaya-mudra

      • Om mantra
      • Morning mantra
      • Guru mantra
      • Meal mantra
      • Gayatri mantra and more
      • Suryanamaskar mantras – 12 names of sun

      • Jala-neti
      • Sutra-neti

Daily Schedule - For Live Sessions

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Time Zone: Rishikesh, India GMT+5:30 (India Standard Time, IST)

Course Date: 2nd – 8th of each month

Please read “Basic Device Setup Requirements” listed above to prepare for attending Live sessions.

Live session schedule follows our residential 50 Hours Yoga TTC (not online) held in Rishikesh, India. The schedule labeled as Day 1‐6 (2nd – 7th date of the month) are based on the course dates of the residential program. The listed classes below will be available for online students to join as live session within the duration of the residential course dates.

Note: There will be no live sessions on Sundays and Day 7th (program closing day) of the residential program.

Please note that this online course is self‐paced and you are welcome to start anytime. The main contents of the course are pre‐recorded classes of the previous training hosted on an E‐learning Platform. You are not required to attend the live sessions.

Day 1

(On the 2nd of the month)

CLASS TIME CLASS DURATION CLASS SUBJECT
12:00 – 13:00 60 minutes Basic Foundation Class
16:30 – 18:00 90 minutes Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga

Day 2-6

(On the 3rd – 7th of the month)

CLASS TIME CLASS DURATION CLASS SUBJECT
10:00 – 11:00 60 minutes Yoga Philosophy
16:30 – 18:00 90 minutes Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga

50 Hour Online Yoga Teacher Training: Course Dates

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Please note that this online course is self‐paced and you are welcome to start anytime. The main contents of the course are pre‐recorded classes of the previous training hosted on an E‐learning Platform.

The course date below are the dates of our residential 50 Hours Yoga TTC (not online) held in Rishikesh, India. Listed classes under “Daily Schedule – For Live Sessions” section above will be available for online students to join within the duration of following course dates:

Course Date Course Name Book Now
2nd–8th August 50 Hour Online Yoga TTC
2nd–8th September 50 Hour Online Yoga TTC
2nd–8th October 50 Hour Online Yoga TTC
2nd–8th November 50 Hour Online Yoga TTC
2nd–8th December 50 Hour Online Yoga TTC

Note:

  • Please note that there will not be any live sessions on Sunday, because it is reserved as a rest‐day with no classes.
  • There will be no live session on Day 7th (program closing day) of the residential program.

Course Fee ‐ Online 50 Hours Yoga TTC

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COURSE DURATION TOTAL HOURS COURSE PRICE/PERSON
Self-Paced 50 Hours US$ 100
Course Fee INCLUDES:
  • Self‐Paced 50 Hours of classes
  • Weekly Live Question & Answer session as part of the 50 Hours
  • Bonus Live Sessions in addition to 50 Hours
  • Pre and Post‐retreat support from our team
  • Certificate of Completion: eligible as Continuing Education hours under Yoga Alliance (YACEP)
Course Fees DOES NOT INCLUDE:
  • Accommodation
  • Meals

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.

Ashleigh Mcconnell / March 201950 Hour Yoga TTC in Rishikesh, India
“AMAZING EXPERIENCE HIGHLY RECOMMEND ” the locations is amazing. You get a sense of freedom straight away being in the mountains surrounded by animals. The teachers go above and beyond to help you with anything you need. Food was amazing and accommodation was fab. No words would do this place justice how peaceful and calm you feel. I have learned loads not only about yoga but about myself too.