General Schedule Followed In Rishikesh Yoga Teacher Training Centre

Posted by SuddhaAnandYogshala on March 9th, 2017

Yoga is a technique of achieving a balanced state of body mind and spirit.  Though developed long ago in India, this art gained popularity in the west in late 19th Century when Hindu philosophers like Swami Vivekananda introduced the concept during their tours. Since then, several studies have been conducted worldwide for exploring long-term benefits of yoga, some of which state that regular practice of these asanas can be helpful in preventing ailments like schizophrenia, cancer, asthma and even heart-related disorders. With its perpetual benefits and ever growing popularity, yoga continues to enhance its impact and influence across the boundaries of different cultures and languages. And if you are planning to learn this art on a professional level, there could be no better place than Rishikesh - ‘The Yoga Capital of the World’ for taking Yoga teacher training in India. Let’s explore these training programs and the general schedule they follow: 

Rishikesh Yoga teacher training centers - 200 hour course overview

In general, the schedules followed by most Rishikesh Yoga Teachers training centers lay greater emphasis on meditation, breathing and cleansing techniques, along with devotional practices such as mantra chanting, coaching philosophy, and karma yoga (community service). The most popular centers here are offering 200-hour residential yoga teacher training programs and instructor courses. The main objective of this course is to give you an understanding of yoga and its related practices from basic to advanced levels, in a simple and systematic way, with practice as well as theory. Keeping with the guidelines of the Yoga Alliance - USA, the 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training program in Rishikesh centers usually assign 6 to 7 hours per day for learning different aspects of this art.

Out of the total 200, 100 hours are assigned to techniques and practice.
The methodology takes up 25 hours.
20 hours are allotted to learning anatomy and physiology.
Philosophy and ethical conduct take up to 30 hours.
For electives and practicum, 15 hours and 10 hours are allotted respectively.

Depending on the yoga school the mornings can begin as early as 5:30 a.m. with meditation followed by some lessons on yoga asanas and few classes or lectures in philosophy or anatomy. Chanting of Mantras and pranayama are also included in the schedule. Sleeping early is encouraged as that is part of yogic practice.

Rishikesh Yoga teacher training centers - 200 hour course daily schedule

The general schedule followed in most Rishikesh Yoga Teacher training centers may be as follows

Early Morning session

Awakening with sunrise and freshening up
Yogic cleansing and Detoxication
One hour of Pranayama and Mantra Chanting
Roughly two hours of Yoga Asana practice

Day time session

One hour study of human biology and Anatomy
One hour study of Yogic Philosophy
Lunch followed rest

Evening session

Yoga Nidra
Roughly two hours practice of Hatha/Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga
One hour MeditationEarly dinner and rest

While the focus of yoga teacher training in the west is exclusively on the physical postures and exercise sequences (asanas), in India, these asanas are just one of the many aspects of the Yoga teacher training schedule. Sign up for one of these comprehensive courses today!

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