If you have some yoga experience or even are new to yoga, you are able to enroll in the 200 TTC. It is suitable for both a fresher and an intermediate level as it is a foundational program. After completion, you will be qualified to register with Yoga Alliance as an RYT200 with a globally recognized accreditation.
The 300 Hour TTC is an advanced program, ideally for students who have already completed the 200 Hour TTC. This course is designed to deepen your understanding of yoga and take your teaching to the next level and open greater opportunities for your own practice of yoga as a way of life.
The 500 Hour TTC is the full completion of both the 200 and 300 Hour YTTCs, so you will graduate as a highly-specialized yoga teacher uniquely qualified and equipped with yogic philosophy.
The only prerequisite for our students is that they have an open and curious mind and want to learn and to grow in their time here. Although some basic yoga knowledge is beneficial, we have found that the process of unlearning and relearning takes place for many of our students, who know the asanas but not the meanings behind them. We have students with no experience whatsoever on mats alongside students with years of experience, with our teachers incredibly skilled to balance the range of knowledge.
300 Hour TTC – $1850 USD for private accommodation, $1700 USD for shared accommodation
500 Hour TTC – $3300 USD for private accommodation, $3000 USD for shared accommodation
Each course total cost covers the tuition, accommodation with a private room and bathroom, three vegetarian meals per day and Sunday excursions.
To reach certification, all students must attend 100 percent of the classes to comply with Yoga Alliance requirements as well as complete all written assignments. At the end of the course, both in-depth written and practical examinations will be conducted, with only students who pass being awarded the certification.
Hatha Yoga: You will learn, practice and understand the main Hatha asanas.
Philosophy: We will take you through the underlying theory of yoga and study two of yoga’s ancient and foundational texts – Bhagavad Gita and Yog Sutras.
Anatomy and Physiology: You will study the human body and its makeup and its relationship to yoga.
Pranayama: You will learn the breathing techniques and ways they affect our prana (vital energy).
Mantras: You will several important mantras, their significance, how to recite them and how to use them in our daily practice.
Meditation: You will learn and practice various meditation techniques and how to guide them for your own students.
Shatkarma: You will learn and practice a number of cleansing techniques and how to use them in your daily life.
Some suggested reads are:
Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha, Swami Satyananda Saraswati, Bihar School of Yoga
Light on Yoga, B.K.S Iyengar
Anatomy of Hatha Yoga, Coulter, H. David
Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, B.K.S Iyengar
5:45 A.M Wake – Up
6:15 A.M – 6:30 A.M Shatkarma
6:30 A.M – 7:00 A.M Pranayama
7:00 A.M – 8:45 A.M Yoga Asana Class
9:00 A.M Breakfast
9:30 A.M – 10:30 A.M Yoga Anatomy & Physiology
10:45 A.M – 12:00 P.M Meditation & Mantra Chanting
12:30 P.M – 1:00 P.M Lunch
1:00 P.M – 3:00 P.M Self-Study
3:00 P.M – 4:00 P.M Yoga Philosophy
4:30 P.M – 6:30 P.M Yoga Asana Teaching Methodology, Alignment & Correction Class
7:00 P.M – 7:30 P.M Dinner
8:00 P.M Free time
10:00 P.M Lights-off
The Place – Rishikesh
By road, there are two options: taxi, with pick up from Delhi Airport (about a six-hour journey) or by bus. However, keeping in mind the safety of our women travelers, we personally don’t recommend opting this mode of transport.
The closest train station is in Haridwar, where you can then catch a bus or a taxi to Rishikesh (half an hour by car). If traveling alone, we recommend considering the arrival times.
If opting to travel by air, you can fly to Delhi International Airport and catch a connecting flight to Dehradun Jolly Grant Airport, where you can then catch a taxi to Rishikesh We provide a taxi service around the clock and are able to organize cabs for pick-ups and drop-offs as you need.
The majority of people in India speak English and if you happen to be in an instance where the person you need to communicate has limited English, there will most definitely be someone able to aid in communication nearby.
There are no strict rules as to what you can and cannot wear in Rishikesh, but short, transparent and tight clothing may attract unwanted attention from people. Indians are not very comfortable with skin show and cleavage is considered vulgar, so in light of this, it is best if you wear non-transparent and loose, decently unrevealing clothing.
Yoga is very sacred in India and we prefer it is practiced with respect, rather than being a fashion statement. At Yog Dham, we recommend yoga clothing that is comfortable and not above knee level or with an open back. Yoga hall is not a fashion class and neither a competition ground.
In winter and spring, we recommend warmer clothing for evenings when the temperature drops, and rain jackets for the monsoon season when thunderstorms hit.
Swimming in the Holy Ganges River is an activity many travelers wish to undertake during their time in Rishikesh, but doing so in a bathing suit is a big no; rather, appropriate attire would be a t-shirt and full-length pants that are not transparent when wet.
The Logistics – Travel, Health & Safety
The course costs include a night either end of the specified start and finish dates, and depending on availability we can book you in for another night over the side for USD $8 (which does not include meals).
https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/india is a great starting resource to look into it.