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200 Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training
Immerse yourself in the ancient practice of Hatha Yoga and energise your mind, body and spirit. Our 200 hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Course is open to all levels of practitioners, with teaching accessible for beginner, intermediate and advanced level practitioners alike. Study Hatha yoga in its holistic form with course content including the practice and theory of Hatha Yoga Asanas, Pranayama, Adjustment and Alignment, Philosophy, Kriyas and Meditation. The Jivan Chakra course will prepare you with the knowledge and confidence that you need to deepen your practice, connect to the yoga teacher within, and lead classes with confidence.
Hatha Yoga is the physical practice of Yoga that encourages work with posture, breath, and cleansing practices to prepare the body for meditation. The name Hatha yoga, is made up from ‘Ha’, meaning sun and ‘Tha’ meaning moon; denoting the union of opposites. ‘Hatha’ also means force or determined effort, and ‘Yoga’ translates as joining together or union. Therefore the meaning of Hatha yoga implies that a lot of strength and discipline is required to unify opposing forces, bringing together body and mind.
Hatha yoga first appeared in the 9th or 10th century, differing from existing practices of yoga as Hatha practitioners gave more importance to the physical aspect of practice. Although preceding yoga practices and Hatha yoga shared the common goal of controlling of the mind and reaching a state of bliss or enlightenment, Hatha practitioners held the belief that this could be more easily achieved by means of various physical practices. It is from these beliefs that the physical asana practice the world now embraces came from. A Hatha Yoga class today includes a variety of non strenuous asanas that are held for an extended period of time whilst practicing deep breathing techniques.
200 Hour Yoga TTC
Our Teacher Training approaches Hatha Yoga traditionally as described in the ancient text the Hatha Yoga Pradipika. You will practice and experience the physical and spiritual teachings of this ancient system of Yoga with emphasis on awareness, breath, and ways in which to bring this practice and philosophy into your daily life.
The 200 hour Hatha Teacher training course includes the practice and study of a variety of traditional Hatha Yoga poses. As well as asana, the course includes kriyas (cleansing practices), pranayama (breathwork), meditation and philosophy as well as Alignment and Adjustment to ensure a fully holistic approach. It is said that the best way to teach is from your own experience, and this course will give you a true understanding of how each of the traditional Hatha yoga practices impacts upon your mind, body and spirit. The Jivan Chakra 200 hour Hatha Teacher Training course provides an environment dedicated to students’ growth and practice, and prepares participants with the tools and confidence necessary to teach and inspire their own students.
The course is open to all levels of practitioner whether beginner, intermediate or advanced and will enable you to build a strong foundation for your teaching and personal practice. Upon completion of the programme participants receive 200 hour Yoga Alliance certification.
Location, Food & Accomodation
Accommodation during the course is included in your fees and is provided by Jivan Chakra in Ram Jhula, Rishikesh at the Jivan Building or nearby residence. All rooms are private, basic and comfortable with attached bathroom. Facilities include two twin beds, hot water and shower and bedding. Towels are also availableupon request. Wifiis included! Laundry facilities can be arranged for an extra charge, and students are able to wash their own clothes in their rooms if they wish. You will find that most of your time is spent in the yoga shala and with classmates, however you are ensured your own comfortable space in which to retreat to and relax in-between classes.
All accommodation is within a 10 minute walk from the classes which are held in various locations across the lively Ram Jhula village. Students are conveniently located nearby to local cafes, shops, Ayurvedic treatment centres and of course the beautiful holy Ganges river. There is much to do in the area including browsing through local shops of Indian clothes, Ayurvedic products and books, treating yourself to a massage, or simply exploring the surrounding landscape – jungle clad hills, nearby waterfalls and beautifully situated temples are all possibilities. For days off there are plenty of delicious local cafes and restaurants, chai stands and juice houses. Inevitably you will end up meeting fellow yoga students and striking up conversation in the relaxed, friendly atmosphere.
The course fees include two full meals per day and one snack with tea in the afternoon (except for on rest days). The food is delicious, vegetarian and made with love, and the menu is designed to be light and sattvic to best keep your body nourished and strong for your yoga practice. Ingredients are locally sourced fresh from the markets, and meals are prepared in our kitchen daily.
Brunch consists of seasonal fruits including pineapple, watermelon, papaya, pomegranate and bananas. Also served is muesli, yoghurt, honey, homemade nut butters, porridge, toast, and a traditional savoury Indian option – no one goes hungry!
The dinner menu changes from evening to evening but favourite dishes include lentil and chickpea dals, mixed vegetable curries, salad, tofu, Indian style spiced potatoes, rice, chapatti and occasionally something Western for a taste of home. Desserts including rice pudding, halva and chocolate balls are sometimes provided and always go down a treat!
If you have any dietary requirements please inform us so that we may ensure there are adequate options for you at mealtimes.
Course fees – 1600 USD include all classes, private accommodation with attached bathroom, two meals per day and a snack with tea in the afternoon.
Information about the payment procedure and methods will be sent to you upon acceptance of the course. In order to secure your position on the course, a deposit of USD 200 is required. You may make your balancing payment upon your arrival at orientation on the first day of the course in Rishikesh.
We accept payments by Transferwise (any currency), cash (INR, USD or EUR) or credit card.
The course deposit and fees are non-refundable so please ensure that you have the relevant insurance in place in case of any circumstances that would stop you from attending the course.
Students may transfer their registration to an alternative course in the event of exceptional circumstances. Fees are valid for one year from the original course date.
Example Schedule: 200 hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh
The TTC program has 8-12 hours of classes scheduled a day, with one rest day per week. Here is an example schedule:*
06:30 – 08:00 — Pranayama/ Meditation / Mantra Chanting
08:30 – 10:15 –Hatha Yoga AsanaClass
10:30 – 12:00 — Brunch / Free Time
12:00 – 13:30 –Adjustment & Alignment class
13:45 – 14:30 — Yoga NidraClass / Rest Time
14:30 – 15:00 — Tea time/ Snack / Refresh Time
15:00 – 16:30 — Philosophy / Guest Lecturers / Yoga Sutra Study
16:45 – 18:00 — Workshop / Study Time / Teaching Practice
18:30 – 20:15 — Dinner Time / Free Time/ Rest Time
20:15 – 21:00 — Meditation
21:00 – 06:00 — Mauna / Silence/ Rest/ Sleep
*This schedule is an example of the daily timetable. Classes and times are subject to change according to the course, season and any improvements we have made.
Course Eligibility: 200 hour Hatha Yoga TTC
We recommend that students have prior experience and practice in Hatha Yoga before enrolling in the 200 hour teacher training course. However, the most important factor is that participants come with an open mind and desire to learn.
Courses at Jivan Chakra are physically and mentally demanding with 9-12 hours of classes a day, so applicants should be in good physical shape and able to fully dedicate themselvesto the course – 100% attendance of all classes is mandatory.
Rishikesh is a holy city and therefore meat, alcohol and other recreational substances are not permitted in the area. Students are not required to follow a vegetarian diet at home but we request students do not bring meat or prohibited substances to the course in order to respect the local culture and fully experience the benefits of the yoga practices.Courses are conducted in English and so basic English ability is required as students will be required to understand classes in English and practice their teaching in English.
Spaces on the Jivan Chakra programs are granted on a first come first serve basis to students who meet the eligibility requirements.
How to Register
If you wish to register for any of the Jivan Chakra courses, please complete and submit the registration form online. Please note that payment of your deposit is required to secure your place and until we have received this we are not able to guarantee your position on the course. Alternatively if you need any further assistance in making your application please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to assist you further. Spaces on the courses are allocated on a first come first serve basis. Jivan Chakra reserves the right to accept or reject any registration form submitted without providing further explanation.
India Tourist Visa and Insurance
Please note that India requires all visitors to obtain a visa prior to their arrival in the country. Please ensure that you allow plenty of time to arrange your visa as sometimes the process is lengthier than expected. Applications may be submitted to your local Indian Consulate or Visa Services provider prior to your departure from your home country.
We recommend that you take care of any necessary arrangements i.e. banks, healthcare, travel insuranceetcbeforeyou depart so that you may fully focus on your course and be here without any distractions.
You are welcome to bring electronics that you need to use during your stay e.g. laptop, tablet, camera etc. We do recommend that you leave valuables such as jewellery at home or else ensure that you can keep them safely whilst you are here. Whilst Rishikesh is a safe city and we maintain your safety and security as an absolute priority, unfortunately theft happens everywhere and Jivan Chakra cannot bear responsibility in the case of valuables going missing.
Arriving in Rishikesh
When you arrive in Rishikesh please come to meet us! The orientation meeting is held on the first day of the course, but you are welcome to arrive earlier to familiariseyourself with the area and refresh and revitalise after travelling before the course begins. Please note that accommodation and classes before the course are not included in the course fees, and should be arranged separately as appropriate.
At the orientation meeting, you will meet your fellow classmates and the teachers will outline the course schedule and material, locations of classes and answer any other questions about the course.
Certification – Yoga Alliance
All of the Jivan Chakra certifications are recognised by Yoga Alliance. Please note that upon receipt of the certificate it is the student’s responsibility to register themselves with Yoga Alliance and to pay any relevant subscription fees.
If you have any questions about our training courses please do not hesitate to get in touch at any time – we will be happy to assist you with any questions you are unsure about.
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Yoga TTC Schedule
|Course Date||Course Fee||Registration|
|09-10-2017 To 02-11-2017||1600 USD||Fully Booked!|
|06-11-2017 To 30-11-2017||1600 USD||Fully Booked!|
|01-12-2017 To 25-12-2017 (For Indians Only)||925 USD 42% Off|
|01-12-2017 To 25-12-2017||1600 USD||Fully Booked!|
|01-01-2018 To 25-01-2018||1600 USD|
|01-02-2018 To 25-02-2018||1600 USD|
|01-03-2018 To 25-03-2018||1600 USD|
|01-04-2018 To 25-04-2018||1600 USD|
|01-05-2018 To 25-05-2018||1600 USD|
|01-06-2018 To 25-06-2018||1600 USD|
|01-07-2018 To 25-07-2018||1600 USD|
|01-08-2018 To 25-08-2018||1600 USD|
|01-09-2018 To 25-09-2018||1600 USD|
|01-10-2018 To 25-10-2018||1600 USD|
|01-11-2018 To 25-11-2018||1600 USD|