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Multi Style Yoga Teacher Training
Our multi-style TTC course offers the perfect way to broaden your practice by studying both Hatha and Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga. Explore which type of yoga resonates most with your natural teaching style, and experience how the different practices work in harmony with your body and mind.
Hatha Yoga is the practice which encourages work with posture, breath, and cleansing practices to prepare the body for meditation. A Hatha Yoga class includes joint mobility exercises, and a variety of non strenuous asanas that are held for an extended period of time whilst practicing deep breathing techniques.
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is a dynamic style of yoga designed to purify and strengthen the body in preparation for meditation. The fundamental aspects of Ashtanga Vinyasa include focus on movement in harmony with the breath, activation of bandhas (engagement of energy ‘locks’ within the body) and the drishti (eye gazing point).
This course focuses on the Primary Series, which works to heal, align and detoxify the body. The Primary Series builds a foundational level of strength and flexibility in preparation for the following sequences in the Ashtanga system.
200 hour Yoga TTC
Combining the dynamic Ashtanga Vinyasa with a more gentle Hatha practice to create a perfect balance on the Jivan Chakra multi-style teacher training course.
Our Teacher Training approaches yoga traditionally as described in the ancient text the Hatha Yoga Pradipika. A holistic approach is fully emphasised, giving attention to asana, kriyas (cleansing practices), pranayama (breathwork), meditation, philosophy, alignment and adjustment. 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 Multi Style Teacher training course includes the practice and study of a variety of the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Primary Series Asanas along with a variety of traditional Hatha Yoga poses. 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 these two systems of yoga impacts your mind, body and spirit.
The Jivan Chakra 200 hour multi-style teacher training course prepares participants with the tools and confidence necessary to teach and inspire their students. Participants will gain the tools to determine which style of yoga is appropriate for each student and adapt their teaching style accordingly.
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.
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.