100 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh India

New skills are awaiting you with a 100 hours yoga course, conducted by Atharv Yogshala. It is a short course, but it tells you a lot about yoga and its aspects. More than this, it is the platform where you get to introduce yourself to the yoga world. This course is a great way to get engaged in new things and practice. So, be ready to reserve a spot for you on a 100 hours yoga course in India and Nepal opening the door to becoming the yoga teacher you've always wanted to be.

Why 100 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with Atharv Yogashala?

100 Hours or 15 days are dedicated to yoga with the residential course at Atharv Yogshala. The course allows you to give a start to your practice in the spiritual world of yoga. It is a basic course that is designed for beginners. It simply implies that you can learn it from the beginning, from the level where you might not be aware of yoga. It is a registered course by the Yoga Alliance, USA, offering traditional and authentic yogic knowledge. This is the best-suited course for those practitioners who wish to start their journey in this field.

It is a residential course and you get to stay at the school. With our team and teachers, you feel homely and friendly, even after staying away from the home. You will learn about and practice each aspect of yoga. The course is structured in such a way that the basic foundation gets covered and you become able to self-practice even after the completion of the program. The course integrates the practice of the body, mind, and soul in a well-maintained schedule and curriculum of yoga study. Furthermore, it inspires students' personal, professional, and spiritual growth.

Atharv Yogshala offers 100 hours of teacher training in Rishikesh to students who have an interest in learning yoga and wants to be a yoga teacher but don't have much time to go with 200-hour TTC. In our 100-hour YTTC, you will obtain an in-depth understanding and learn yoga both theoretically and practically.

Objective: 100 Hours Yoga Course

The main objective of the 100 hours yoga ttc is to provide a platform from which you can start the practice. It makes you aware of the concepts and core of yoga so that you can get personal and professional benefits. After completing a 100 hours yoga course, you'll receive a certificate, which implies that you have successfully completed a short training in yoga and are able to learn further in the field.

With the course, the fundamental elements of yoga get covered and cleared in everyone's mind. Important and basic topics such as pranayama, shatkriyas, asanas, yoga philosophy, anatomy, physiology, yoga nidra, meditation, mudras and bandhas are included in the syllabus. Throughout the 15-day course, we provide a variety of yoga styles.

Who is Eligibile to Join 100 hrs Yoga Teacher Training Course?

This 100 hour Yoga Teacher Training Course is open to people of all backgrounds, nationalities and religions. Be prepared, it may open the door to a world of possibilities. It may be full of wonder, especially for people who hold many restrictions mentally. It may be magical, if you are already interested in learning more about this ancient Indian art and science of Yoga.

Because English is the primary mode of communication in this course, a basic understanding of the language is required to handle and respond to the directions and lectures.

100 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course Overview


Course Name 100 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
Level Beginner to Intermediate
Yoga Style Hatha Yoga
Duration 15 Days
Module Residential with Meals
Language of Instruction English
Certification 100 Hour Yoga Course by Atharv Yogashala
Venue Atharv Yogshala
Location Rishikesh
Course Fee (Shared Room - US $500) - (Private Room - US $600)

Course Fees & Dates: Year 2024

Date

Course Fees

Availability

Booking

7th - 21st Feb 2024

Shared Room $500
Private Room $600

5 Seats

7th - 21st Mar 2024

Shared Room $500
Private Room $600

5 Seats

7th - 21st Apr 2024

Shared Room $500
Private Room $600

5 Seats

7th - 21st May 2024

Shared Room $500
Private Room $600

7 Seats

7th - 21st Jun 2024

Shared Room $500
Private Room $600

7 Seats

7th - 21st Jul 2024

Shared Room $500
Private Room $600

7 Seats

7th - 21st Aug 2024

Shared Room $500
Private Room $600

7 Seats

7th - 21st Sep 2024

Shared Room $500
Private Room $600

7 Seats

Course Inclusions & Exclusions

    What's Included
  • Free Pick-up from Dehraun (DED) Airport
  • 14 Nights & 15 Days Accommodation
  • Yoga Material
  • Outdoor Yoga Session
  • Ayurvedic Cooking Classes
  • Nutritious Vegetarian meals & Herbal Tea
  • Kirtan Night
  • Himalayas Sightseeing Trip
  • Weekend Excursions
    What's Excluded
    • Ayurvedic Panchakarma & Treatment
    • Air-conditioner (On Additional Charges)
    • Visa fee/
    • Air fare
    • Taxi pick-up from Delhi and Haridwar

Yoga Certification

All participants completing a 100 hour yoga training course are eligible to apply for 200 Hour Yoga TTC which is an internationally recognized yoga teacher certification and designation.

You will be able to develop your understanding of yoga at Atharv Yogshala to the point where you will be able to teach yoga professionally. Our graduates can apply to Yoga Alliance to become registered yoga teachers, such as RYT 200 and RYT 500, according to their qualifications.

Evaluation

The overall evaluation of 100 hours Yoga teacher training at Atharv Yogshala India based on below assessment:

    • Written assessment - Completion of assignment
    • Practical assessment - designing, sequencialising and conducting Yoga session
    • Student's conduct throughout the training will be an essential criteria
    • Attendance - minimum 90% wherein student must have presented the valid and agreed reason for 10% absenteeism

Course Syllabus: 100 Hour YTTC

At Atharv Yogshala, we offer various yoga teacher training courses to students who are willing to learn the best in the field of yoga and meditation. The curriculum is entirely based on Yoga Alliance standards. We offer residential courses with extra classes in Ayurveda. With our course, we aim to balance our lives and transform them in a positive way. We work in the belief that the world is one family, and with our courses, it is our duty to meet the needs of every individual.

55 Hours

Techniques, Training and Practice

Asana | Assignment | Pranayama | Meditation

10 Hours

Anatomy & Physiology

15 Hours

Yoga Humanities

History | Philosophy | Ethics

20 Hours

Professional Essentials

Teaching Methodology | Professional Development | Practicum

Mantra Chanting is a powerful tool which develops a spiritual connection inside you. It, in turn, creates a balance between the body, mind, and spirit.

  • Art of Mantra
  • Science of Mantra
  • Power of Mantra
  • Formation of Mantra
  • Mantra Chanting
  • How to chant the mantra properly?
  • Om Mantra
  • Peaceful Shiva Mantra
  • Energetic Durga Mantra
  • Joyous Krishna Mantra
  • Gayatri Mantra for the purification of the mind
  • Sahana Mantra for Guru Disciple Study
  • Guru Mantra for paying homage to Guru

Traditional Hatha Yoga sessions conducted by our school are a positive workout for one's physical and mental wellness. It originated years ago with the aim to attain health and peace. The practice also benefits you with strength and flexibility.

  • Pavan Muktasana series 1 (Antirheumatic Exercise series 1)
  • Pavan Muktasana series 2 (Antirheumatic Exercise series 2)
  • Pavan Muktasana series 3 (Antirheumatic Exercise series 3)
  • Centering postures series (Yoga Sequence Builder)
  • Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation)
  • Standing postures series
  • Kneeling postures series
  • Sitting Postures series
  • Forward bending postures series
  • Backwards bending postures series
  • Supine postures series
  • Prone Postures series
  • Fire Series series
  • Inversions series
  • Twisting postures series
  • Balancing Postures series
  • Relaxing Posture series
  • Meditative Asana Series
  • Theory of Hatha Yoga
  • Ancient Scriptures & Texts of Hatha Yoga
  • Aim and Objectives
  • Yoga as a Therapy
  • Yoga as Balancing

More than a teaching session conducted by yog gurus, Mysore Style Ashtanga Yoga is a self-assisted and practice class. All students are doing the same sequence and postures, supported by experienced teachers.

  • Introduction
  • History
  • Awakening the Inner Fire
  • The Breath of Life (Prana)
  • Chakras
  • Eight Limbs of Yoga (Ashtanga Yoga)
  • The practice of K.Pattabhi Jois
  • Bandha practice
  • Drishti (Focusing the Attention)
  • Use of yoga props and instruments
  • Sun Salutation A & B (week 1) - Surya Namaskar Series A & B
  • Standing Asana Series (week 2)
  • Sitting Asana Series (Week 3)
  • Finishing Asana Series (Week 3)
  • Teaching Practices (Traditional & Mysore Style- Week 4)
  • Padangustasana (Big toes Posture)
  • Pada hastasana (Hand under foot posture)
  • Utthita trikoṇasana (A+B) (Triangle posture)
  • Utthita parsvakonasana (A+B) (Extended side angle pose)
  • Prasarita padottanasana (A,B,C,D) (Intense wide leg stretch)
  • Parsvottanasana (Intense side stretch posture)
  • Utthita hasta padangustasana (Hand to big toe posture)
  • Ardha bandha padmottanasana (Half-bound lotus forward bend)
  • Utkatasana (Fierce pose)
  • Virabhadrasana (Warrier pose) A+B
  • Dandasana (Staff pose)
  • Pascimattanasana (Intense west stretch or sitting forward bend)
  • Purvattanasana (Intense east stretch)
  • Ardha bandha padma pascimattanasana (Half bound lotus forward bend)
  • Tiryangmukha Eka pada pascimattanasana (Reverse the leg, one leg intense stretch)
  • Janusirsasana (Head-to-knee pose)
  • Marichyasana (Leg Binding Pose)
  • Navasana (Boat Pose)
  • Bhujapiḍasana (Shoulder Pressure Pose)
  • Kurmasana (Tortoise Pose)
  • Suptakurmasana (Reclining Turtle Pose Yoga)
  • Garbhapindasana (Womb Pose)
  • Kukkutasana (Cockerel Pose, or Rooster Posture)
  • Baddha Konasana (Bound Angle Pose, Butterfly Pose)
  • Upavistha Konasana (Seated Angle Posture)
  • Suptakonasana
  • Supta Padangustasna
  • Ubhaya Padangustasna
  • Urdhvamukha Pascimattanasana
  • Setubandhasana (Bridge Pose)

Finishing Postures
  • Urdhva Dhanurasana (upward bow posture)
  • Salaṁba sarvangasana (shoulder stand posture)
  • Halasana (plough posture)
  • Karṇa pidasana (ear pressure posture)
  • Baddha padmasana (sealed lotus pose)
  • yoga mudra (sealed yoga posture)
  • Padmasana (Lotus posture)
  • Savasana (Corpse pose)

Prana, the life energy Yama means control. It is the foundation practice of the traditional form of yoga. It is not just a breathing practice but much more than this. The class of pranayama reveals its secrets and the power of pranayama to gain the right health, peace, and balance.

The two week course offers a different experience, such as;
  • Week 1: Step wise knowledge of pranayama and building strength.
  • Week 2: From the beginning to the deep core of pranayama.
Pranayama Topics:
  • Definition of Prana
  • Definition of Pranayama
  • Connection of the Prana and the breath
  • Importance of Pranayama
  • Preparing ourselves to practice pranayama
  • Aspects of Breathing
  • Breath flow in 5 elements
  • Flow of Prana
  • Quality of breath
  • Imbalance of Prana
  • 6 Sitting postures for Pranayama practices
  • Breathing pattern
  • Chakras and Kundalini connect with Prana
  • Beginners and Intermediate Practices of Pranayama
  • Nadi Shodhana Pranayama or Anulom Vilom Pranayama
  • Bhastrika Pranayama (Bellows Breath)
  • Kapalbhati Pranayama (Skull Shining Breath)
  • Bhramari Pranayama (Humming Bee Breath)
  • Ujjayi Pranayama (Ocean Breath)
  • Sitali Pranayama (Cooling Breath)
  • Sitkari Pranayama (Hissing Breath)
  • Murcha Pranayama (Swooning Breath Yoga)
  • Surya Bhedi Pranayama (Right Nostril Breathing)
  • Chandra Bhedi Pranayama (Left Nostril Breathing)

Just like you involve your body in physical exercise for its benefits, in the same way, meditation is an exercise for mental health. With the power of meditation, you can control your mind and block negative and unnecessary thoughts. You enter into a deep state of relaxation where peace is the ultimate goal. During the meditation class, you are advised to sit quietly by keeping your focus on a single thing. It helps you in eliminating tension and stress. With the 200 Hours yoga teacher training course, you get to learn basic and intermediate techniques of meditation.

The two weeks program work as;
  • Week 1: Introducing Meditation and Building Foundation
  • Week 2: Making the mind able to focus on a single aspect with concentration process and exercises.
What'll you learn?
  • What is Meditation?
  • History and Origin of Meditation
  • How to prepare yourself for Meditation?
  • What Meditation is actually?
  • What Meditation is not?
  • Why to meditate?
  • How to meditate?
  • Where to meditate?
  • When to meditate?
  • Philosophy of Meditation
  • Meditation Traditions
  • Meditation Scriptures
  • Aim and Objectives of Meditation
  • Sitting Positions
  • How to Sit Correctly
  • Preliminary Practices Before Practicing Meditation
  • Diaphragmatic Breathing in Meditation
  • Correct Breathing in Meditation
  • How to Relax in Meditation?
  • Lifestyle in Meditation
  • Diet of Meditation
  • Why should one sleep while meditating?
  • What are the rules of meditation?
  • Styles of Meditation Practices
  • Himalayan Meditation Practices
  • Basics Foundation Meditation Practice
  • Breath- Mind- Mantra Awareness
  • Trataka Meditation
  • Nada Meditation Practices
  • Music Meditation
  • Om Meditation
  • Mantra Power Meditation
  • Active Meditation Practices
  • Dynamic Moving Meditation (Osho)
  • Buddha Walking Meditation
  • Karma Yoga Meditation
  • Natraj Meditation
  • Sufi Meditation
  • Gaurishankar Meditation
  • Ajna Chakra Awakening Meditation
  • Kundalini Active Meditation
  • Vipassana & Passive Meditation Practices
  • Breath Awareness (Anapana)
  • Mindfulness and Sensation
  • Total Awareness Practice
  • How to Do Japa (recitation)
  • Kirtan Even and Creating a Spiritual Vibe
  • One-Day Silence Meditation
  • Silence Practice

Yoga Nidra is also known as Psychic Sleep. The practice creates a state between waking and sleeping. It is a state of consciousness. One can go into this deep and conscious sleep with the practice of guided meditation. Yoga Nidra can also be termed as the victory over sleep. You can relax your mind and complete the sleep of 8 hours in just a short practice of yoga nidra. When you go through the epic, Mahabharata, you get to know that Arjuna (one of the Pandavas) was associated with Yoga Nidra.

The two-week program of Yoga Nidra includes;
  • Week 1: Basic Relaxation Practices
  • Week 2: Visualisation Yoga Nidra
What'll you learn?
  • Basics of Yoga Nidra
  • Meaning of Yoga Nidra
  • Purpose of Yoga Nidra
  • Different Schools of Yoga Nidra
  • Traditions of Yoga Nidra
  • Tantric Origin of Yoga Nidra
  • Lifestyle for Yoga Nidra Practitioners
  • Rules for Yoga Nidra Practitioners
  • Benefits of Yoga Nidra
  • Risks of Yoga Nidra
  • Difference Between Yoga Nidra and Meditation
  • Yoga Nidra Experience
  • Yoga Nidra and Healing
  • 4 States of Consciousness
  • 3 Body Awareness
  • Tension Relaxation

"Shat" means "Six" and "Karma" means "Actions". Thus, as per yogic science, Shatkarma is six cleansing actions that help to clean your body and mind. It is well described in the Hatha Yoga Tradition. Shatkarma is an important practice to maintain a balance between body and mind and also promote well-being. The practice eliminates toxins from the body and unblocks energy channels.

You Will Learn:-
  • Introduction to Shatkarma
  • Benefits of Shatkarma
  • Risks of Shatkarma
  • Who should practice it?
  • Who should not practice it?
  • Experiences
  • Preparation to Shatkarma
  • Practices After Completing It
  • Jalaneti (Cleansing with Water)
  • Kapalbhati (Mind Cleansing)
  • Agnisara (Cleansing with Fire)

Yoga Philosophy is a powerful subject that can change one's life. Many are confused that it only exists in Patanjali's Yoga Sutras but this is not true. It is the philosophy of life which can also be found in Bhagwat Geeta, Hatha Yoga Pradipika and Upanishads. The basic and main philosophy of yoga is simple, body, mind, and soul are one and one can not separate them.

Week 1: The World of Wisdom
  • Introduction to Indian Culture
  • Spirituality and Himalayan Tradition
  • Introduction to the Ancient Scriptures of Yoga and Spirituality
  • Meaning of Indian Philosophy
  • Purpose of Indian Philosophy
  • Introduction to 9 Major Indian Philosophy
  • What is Yoga Philosophy the Most Important among All?
  • History of Yoga
  • Types of Yoga
Week 2: Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
  • Patanjali and His Work
  • Introduction to Yoga Sutras Text
  • Eight Limbs of Yoga (Ahimsa, Satya, Asteya, Brahmacharya, Aparigraha, Saucha, Santosha and Tapas)
  • Yamas & Niyamas
  • Philosophy of Asana & Pranayama
  • Karmic Science

In yoga, anatomy is a crucial subject for yoga teachers and learners. In the class, you will get to know physical anatomy and spiritual anatomy.

  • Physical Anatomy
  • Introduction to Body
  • Bodily Structures
  • Body Planes
  • Anatomical Movements
  • Bones of the Skull
  • Cervical Vertebrae
  • Shoulder Girdle/ Arm Bones/ Pelvic Region
  • Deformities of the Spine
  • Lower Extremity
  • Tendons and Ligaments
  • Muscular System
  • Nervous System
  • Respiratory System
  • Spiritual Anatomy
  • Nadi (Energy Channel)
  • Chakras (Energy Centres)
  • Pancha Kosha (5 Layers)
  • Pancha Mahabhuta (5 Elements and Body Structure)

Ayurveda is the oldest and the most natural system of medicine that originated in India years ago. It is approximately 3000 years ago medicinal science. Ayurveda is derived from two words, "Ayur" means "Life" and "Veda" means "Science", thus Ayurveda describes the meaning "Science of Life" or 'Knowledge of Life'. As per Ayurvedic Science, the body is made up of five elements, i.e. Akash (Ether), Vayu (Air), Agni (Fire), Apas (Water), and Prithvi (Earth). These 5 elements create 3 doshas namely, Kapha, Vata and Pitta. When these are balanced, then an individual remains healthy and when these are imbalances, an individual remains ill. Ayurveda helps in balancing all of these to give you a healthy lifestyle.

The 100 Hours Yoga Course explains;
  • What is Ayurveda?
  • Ayurvedic Treatment and its Unique Features
  • Ayurveda and Its Diversified Areas
  • Ashtanga Ayurveda
  • Fundamentals of Ayurveda
  • Panchamahabhuta [Earth (Prithvi), Water (Jal), Fire (Agni), Air (Vayu) and Aether / Space (Aakash)]
  • Kapha
  • Vata
  • Pitta
  • Prakriti- Know Your Constitution

Mudra is a symbolic gesture. It is normally practices with hands and fingers, explaining the flow of energy in the subtle body. It brings a wondrous change in body and mind.

The 100 Hours Yoga Course explains;
  • The Secrets of Mudra
  • The Position of Elements in the Hands
  • The Need for Mudra
  • Advantages of Mudras
  • Special Guidelines About Mudra
  • Gyan Mudra (Gesture of Wisdom)
  • Purn Gyan Mudra (Gesture of Complete Wisdom)
  • Vairagya Mudra (Gesture of Dispassion)
  • Abhaya Mudra (Gesture of Fearlessness)
  • Dhyana Mudra (Meditation Mudra)
  • Vayu Mudra (Gesture of Air)
  • Pran Mudra (Gesture of Prana)
  • Prithvi Mudra (Gesture of Earth)
  • Surya Mudra (Gesture of Sun)
  • Varun Mudra (Gesture of God of Water)
  • Shoonya mudra (Gesture of Openness, Space)
  • Pran-Apan Mudra (Gesture of Prana Apana)

Bandhas is the Sanskrit word which means Lock. The aim of it is to block the energy flow from a particular part of the body. When the lock is opened, then the energy flows properly throughout the body and maintains overall wellness and vitality.

  • Meaning and Importance of Energy Lock
  • Why the Energy Lock and How Our Energy Gets Drained
  • Energy Knots and How to Open Them
  • Understanding the Three Chakras (Muladhara, Manipura, Visuddhi)
  • Experience with Energy Lock
  • Benefits and Risks of Bandha Practices
  • Practices (Beginners and Intermediate Level)
  • Mula bandhas (Root lock)
  • Uddiyana bandha (Abdominal lock)
  • Jalandhar Bandha (Throat Lock)

While being a student, it is also necessary to learn to teach. You are on a journey from being a student to a teacher.

  • Proper sequence
  • Avoid injuries
  • Happiness during and after the practice
  • Work with various styles of yoga and in all levels
  • Meditative experience
  • Managing the energy flow
  • Balancing the energy flow
What you'll learn?
  • Proper demonstration of a Yoga practice
  • The proper way to instruct and guide a lesson
  • Proper alignment of yoga postures
  • Proper adjustment with/ without props
  • Yogic personality establishment

In yoga, alignment is the right way to perform any asana so that one can minimise the risk of injury and reap maximum benefits from it.

What'll you learn?
  • Sense of alignment
  • Role of alignment in daily practice
  • Balancing prana & chakras
  • Alignment and 5 koshas
  • Importance of Alignment
  • A different aspect of Alignment
  • Minimising the risk of injuries
  • Increase the movement of joints
  • Alignment based on body regions
  • Upper Limb alignment
  • Lower Limb alignment
  • Torso – Thorax - Abdomen – Pelvis Alignment
  • Alignment of Head & Neck
  • Alignment of the spine
  • Basic postures of alignment
  • Bringing the body into comfortable zone
  • Balancing the body and mind

Adjustment in yoga is also about learning the correct technique of yoga.

You'll learn;
  • What is yoga adjustment?
  • Sense of yoga adjustment
  • Level of yoga adjustment
  • Why adjustment is needed in yoga asana
  • Role of adjustments in yoga asana class
  • The right technique for perfect adjustment
  • Bandhas
  • Dynamics of each asana
  • How to adjust self adjust in a posture
  • How to adjust to others during the class
  • Methods of Adjustment
  • Tools and props to achieve the peak in the posture
  • Body weight management
  • Safety rules
  • Preparations for adjustment
  • Performance during the course
  • Attendance
  • Practical asana demonstration test
  • Written test (Objective and subjective type)
  • Behavior

Daily Yoga Schedule

The 100 hour Yoga Teacher Training Course at Atharv Yogshala follows a strict schedule in compliance with Yoga Alliance standards. Nearly 6 to 7 hours of training time are assigned to some aspect of yoga each day. You could find the training intensive but enlightening.

Time Activity
05:00 AM Wake Up
05:30 AM - 06:00 AM Morning Tea
06:00 AM - 07:30 AM Hatha Yoga
07:45 AM - 08:45 AM Pranayama
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM Breakfast
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Yoga Philosophy
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Tea Time
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM Yoga Anatomy/Alignment Class
01:00 PM - 01:45 PM Lunch
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM Mantra/Ayurveda/Teaching Methodology
04:15 PM - 05:45 PM Ashtanga Vinyasa
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM Meditation/Yoga Nidra
07:00 PM - 07:45 PM Dinner
10:00 pm Lights Off

Schedule on Wednesday
Time Activity
06:00 AM Shat Kriya - Cleansing Practice
07:30 AM Self-practice
08:30 AM Breakfast
10:30 AM Self-Practicum
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM Rest
01:30 PM Lunch
02:00 PM Free/Rest/Self-Study

Please Note: Excursions will be in the Morning/Afternoon/Evening time.

Schedule on Sunday
  • Whole day is Rest/ Holiday/ Field Visits
  • Includes Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner in Campus

Study Materials/Give-away
  • Yoga Manual
  • Notebook
  • Jal Neti Pot, Rubber Neti
  • School Bag
  • School T-Shirt

Excursions to be Done
School & Premises

Atharv Yogshala's stay and meals are truly based on yogic patterns. Our accommodation is situated in a beautiful quiet place, a wholly isolated space just outside of Rishikesh. You will be surrounded by nature away from the chaos and busy everyday life and feel calm as soon as you enter the school premises. AtharvYogshala is a beautiful place for nature lovers and perfect for meditation and finding your true self.

At Atharv yogshala we follow the ashram principals An ashram is a place of temporary retreat where great effort is undertaken to accelerate the transformation process towards self-realization. It is a place of spiritual retreat and growth where you come to know yourself.

An ashram fosters and encourages various types of discipline without which hard work and effort are not possible. It also teaches us how to live with simplicity, rather than indulging in the passing whims of fashion or social trends. The very atmosphere of the ashram environment is infused with spiritual ideals for us to reflect on and absorb.

Stay at Atharv Yogshala

Rishikesh - The small city in Uttarakhand, is undoubtedly the prime choice for yoga lovers, from all over the world. It is also known as the "World's Capital of Yoga." The spiritual atmosphere of the city makes it more vibrant and divine. It is a yoga-centric city. All fully furnished rooms are spacious and well-appointed.

You will find every modern facility in a secure and clean environment at our premises. They are cleaned regularly and have a cabinet and attached bathroom for your convenience. Also, there is a big dining hall where all students dine together and share their thoughts. Free Wi-Fi and laundry facilities are also available. We have the supportive environment and calm atmosphere needed for spiritual growth.


Yogic Meals at Atharv Yogshala

Atharv Yogshala offers three times a day freshly cooked meals, herbal tea and filtered drinking water. Atharv Yogshala Sattvic diet primarily consumes nutritious foods, including fresh produce and nuts, which is why this diet may lead to a number of health benefits. However, it’s quite restrictive, and many healthy foods are off-limits.

Living a healthy lifestyle is the expectation of everyone but very few obey the rule of living a healthy life. Eating Satvic food will give you good health, good nutrition and improves digestion. Sattvic food is very natural since it includes all fresh and medicinal ingredients. The diet is so natural that you don’t feel heavy or lethargic after eating and gives a peaceful feeling so here in Atharv Yogshala yoga practitioners slowly start incorporating Satvic food in theirs diet and learn to cook varieties of tasty dishes because this is going to show wonderful results in your body starting from good health, good energy boost and positive state of mind.

Recommended Books

Whether you’re looking for a light read about beginner yoga poses or a deep dive into how yoga promotes spiritual healing, the right book can round out your knowledge and improve your practice. The best yoga books cover a topic you're interested in, have a length that fits your needs, and are written by a credible yoga expert. Depending on your reading habits, it may also help to look for digital versions of the book. This can be very convenient since you won't have to worry about lugging around a heavy book to read. Illustrations are also a great feature since they can show you how different yoga poses are properly achieved. We researched various yoga books with these features in mind.

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in India with RYT 200 Yoga Alliance Certification

The book by B.K.S. Iyengar, "Light on Yoga" is the bible for many people who practice Iyenger method of yoga. It is the best book if you are doing self practice on asanas, meditation or relaxation. The book has more than 600 illustrations which describes different postures and breathing exercises. It is a comprehensive book and the best for novice who are seeking for the benefits of yoga for body, mind, and soul.

Light on Pranayama is another book by B.K.S. Iyengar. It is a descriptive book on pranayama practice. The different types of pranayama, like Bhastrika, Kapalbhati, Nadi Shodhan, and others are described in this book. It also depicts the benefits of pranayama for various mental disorders like anxiety, stress, and depression. The book is a descriptive guideline for the pranayama program. You can do daily self practice of 15-30 minutes of pranayama with the help of the book.

There are various books published by Bihar School of Yoga. All are certainly the best if you want to do self-practice and learning. It clears your insight to various aspects or elements on yoga, pranayama, and meditation. Some of the books by Bihar School of Yoga are Yoga & Kriya, Upasana: In the Presence of Divine, Prana & Pranayama, and so on.

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Sri Swami Satchidananda is a comprehensive study of yoga philosophy and sutras. It is a guide to physical postures, meditation, pranayama, as well as aspects to deal with daily situations. The books covers practical examples which are shared by Sri Swami Satchidananda which he had done to achieve the ultimate physical, mental, and spiritual health.

Hatha Yoga Pradipika is authored by Swami Muktibodhananda. It is divided into different parts, each part explaining a certains style of yoga. It involves the yoga of the body, and mind. It is a deeper insight on knowing how to awaken the chakras and kundalini with yoga. Shatkarmas are also discussed elaborately in the book. The book clears your doubts and every topic and is certainly the best for self-study.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Studying Yoga in India is one of the best things because India is considered a yoga center. Here in Rishikesh, there are so many options to choose from. One can also customize a course accordingly to his or her wish and time. Thus this is one of the best places to learn yoga because India is having all the facilities that are required for a yoga class.

The 100 hours yoga teacher training course is the basic course that one takes. More than a compulsion this is a very common course that almost everyone takes. Here in this course all the fundamentals of yoga-like the history, concept of yoga anatomy philosophy, etc are discussed. The basic concept is given through this program.

Well 100-hour yoga courses are for beginners or amateurs only and they are designed in such a way that the newcomers know everything about yoga. This will be a great option for someone who has no idea about yoga, to begin with. One of the best 100-hour yoga is provided by the Atharv Yogshala.

Well yes, you will be certified as a beginner in this arena if you started with a 100-hour yoga course. If you are pursuing the course from Atharv Yogshala, it will be really easy to do the other courses as well. This certificate will help me get admission to future courses as well.

The advantage of the 100-hour teacher training course is that it will make your body ready and fit for future courses. Also, you will be introduced to several terms that will help you learn many things in class. The body will get ready and you will be able to realize this same thing. The mind and the body will be able to connect very strongly with this course and the evolution will start very soon.

As you have tasted the yoga courses a bit you can further take this 100-hour course to another level by enduring yourself into the next stage which is the 200-hour course. The 200 hour is the next stage where one will learn something more about yoga and next is the 300-hour course followed by 500. Well, learning goes on and on and there is no end to it. But after 500 one will be fully certified but for a better performance one can always go on.

If you have done yoga at some point in your life then you need not worry at all. Just relax and sit idle and wait for your course to start. But if you are new then you can always search videos on the internet and get a vivid idea. From the website of Atharv Yogshala as well you will get plenty of ideas and can gain a lot of information.

Related Yoga Courses in Rishikesh, India
200-Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh with Yoga Alliance Certification.
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh
  • Course Fee: $ 950 USD | $ 1050 USD
  • Accommodation: Shared | Private
  • Level: Beginner to Intermediate
  • Yoga Style: Hatha & Ashtanga Yoga
  • Duration: 26 Days
  • Certification: Yoga Alliance
300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training - Course fee, Eligibility, Certification & Schedule
300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh
  • Course Fee: $ 1150 USD | $ 1250 USD
  • Accommodation: Shared | Private
  • Level: Intermediate to Advance
  • Yoga Style: Hatha & Ashtanga Yoga
  • Duration: 30 Days
  • Certification: Yoga Alliance
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