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Pranayama Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh India

Pranayama is the traditional technique of yogic breath control which has been practiced in India since the beginnings of recorded history as a vehicle for health, vitality and liberation.

In Jivan Chakra’s Pranayama Teacher Training Course, our experienced teachers will carefully and safely guide students through a variety of breathing techniques which have been shown to stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system, lower the heart rate and blood pressure, calm the body and focus the mind. The health benefits of Pranayama also include; purifying the blood, reducing stress and anxiety levels,  purging negative emotions, preventing disease, removing toxins and strengthening the immune system.

The Sanskrit word “Prana” refers to the life-force or vital energy that flows throughout the body. It is the spiritual link between the body, mind and consciousness. Through the manipulation of the breath we learn to control this flow and work towards purification and balance of the physical and energetic bodies.

“Respiration being disturbed, the mind becomes disturbed. By restraining respiration, the Yogi gets steadiness of mind”. – Hatha Yoga Pradipika
Courses are held in either Lonavala or Rishikesh (see more information below) under the guidance of Shri G. S. Sahay, the author / editor of several yoga books. His book Hathayogapradipika is now available on Kindle and Smashwords


Registration Fee: 200 USD


Theory Course / Program

Lectures on Hathayoga:

  • Pranayama In Hathayoga

  • The Evolution of Pranayama

  • Mitahara / Balanced diet

  • The Three Bandhas of Pranayama/Kumbhaka

  • Kundalini; Arousal, Method and Location.

  • The Yogic Evaluation of Cleansing

  • Attitudes and the Importance of our Approach to Yogic Practices

  •  Lectures on Patanjala yoga

  • Introduction to Patanjali and Yogasutra

  • Klesha in Yogasutra

  • Mental Modifications (Cittavritti), Concomitants of a Distracted Mind ( vikshepa sahabhuva) and Distraction of the Mind (cittavikshepa or antaraya)

  • Cittaaprasadana

  • Concept of Ashtanga Yoga (Yamas and Niyamas)

Other lectures

  • Intro about Shiva-Svarodaya

  • Yoga texts with special reference to Pranayama

  • Physiological considerations of Pranayama

The program is 8 hours a day including 1 hrs of self reflection. Students will also have a variety of assignments to complete.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Basic English language skills. The course is conducted in English.

  • Prior experience or some knowledge of Yoga is key. More important is an open mind and an eagerness to learn.

  • Good physical condition and a daily Pranayama self practice.

  • 100% attendance is mandatory.

  • Places are awarded on both eligibility and on a first paid, first served basis.

  • Fees include accommodation and meals.

Yoga TTC Schedule

Course Name Course Date Course Fee Registration
Pranayama Yoga Teacher Training 12 February 2018 to 24 February 2018 1200 USD Fully Booked!
Pranayama Yoga Teacher Training 23 April 2018 to 5 May 2018 1200 USD
Pranayama Yoga Teacher Training 2 July 2018 to 14 July 2018 1200 USD
Pranayama Yoga Teacher Training 10 September 2018 to 22 September 2018 1200 USD
Pranayama Yoga Teacher Training 19 November 2018 to 1 December 2018 1200 USD
Pranayama Yoga Teacher Training 28 January 2019 to 9 February 2019 1200 USD
Pranayama Yoga Teacher Training 8 April 2019 to 20 April 2019 1200 USD
Pranayama Yoga Teacher Training 17 June 2019 to 29 June 2019 1200 USD
Pranayama Yoga Teacher Training 26 August 2019 to 7 September 2019 1200 USD
Pranayama Yoga Teacher Training 4 November 2019 to 16 November 2019 1200 USD

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.

More Details

Required Documents

In order to register, the following documents will be required:

  • The completed Application/Registration form

  • A recent passport photo of you

  • A copy/ scan (in colour) or a clear photo of your valid Passport, with all details clear

The course is only confirmed once all of the above documentation is received. Also please remember that you are required to obtain an Indian Visa before arrival in India

Registration Process

Please submit the Application / Registration Form online or contact us so we can further assist your registration.

We aim to confirm your registration within three weeks of receiving your required forms and documents.

After we have confirmed your place on the course, we request you send a Deposit payment of 25%. The remaining balance should be settled upon arrival or before arriving. After sending your deposit, please email a copy of the receipt to us, to complete your registration.

Applications are processed on a first come first served basis. Jivan Chakra Foundation maintains the right to accept or reject any application without providing an explanation.


Course Fees – 1200 USD, Included within the course fees;  tuition, accommodation, two meals per day, and a daily snack with tea.


The information regarding the payment procedure will be sent to you with a letter of acceptance. Please submit your Deposit payment prior to arrival (this will secure your placement) of USD 200. We accept the following payment methods to settle the outstanding balance: payment by Transferwise or cash in Euros, US Dollars or Indian Rupees.

Refund Policy

Please note that we do not give refunds so it is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the relevant insurance is in place in case they are unable to attend or they are required to leave the course early due to unforeseen circumstances.

Alternatively, if you are unable to attend after the deposit or fees have been paid, you are welcome to send someone in your place. If only the deposit has been paid, the new participant should pay you the deposit directly and you both must notify us of the name change.
A student can transfer from one course to another at least one month before the start of that course to attend a different course instead. We allow this transfer only once; after one transfer all fees are forfeited.

Visa and Travel Insurance

All foreigners traveling to India are required to obtain a Visa prior to arrival in India. Please be sure to give yourself ample time to arrange an Indian Tourist Visa through an Indian Consulate or Visa Services Company before leaving your home country and traveling to India. Also please arrange proper travel insurance and any other requirements you may have (i.e. bank arrangements, healthcare) before traveling.

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