INTERNATIONAL YOGA TEACHER TRAINING IN DHARAMSHALA & GOA
With Yoga Alliance registered 200 hours yoga teacher training program, Alpesh Yoga aims to help aspiring yoga teachers deepen their understanding of yoga and meditation. During 200 hrs yoga teacher training at Alpesh Yoga, we make sure that students receive undivided attention in class, proper assistance in using props, and liberty to work at their own pace.
Joining our well-recognized 200 hours yoga teacher training in Dharamshala or Goa India will help you understand the limits of your body and how it can be amplified to achieve superior anatomy, mental wellness, and self-awareness.
At Alpesh Yoga, we provide detailed yoga instructions and guidance during 200 hours yoga teacher training which enables yoga students to develop a strong foundation for yoga practice. Our dedicated team of yoga instructors teaches Hatha yoga in the tradition of Iyengar which focuses on breath and energy that flow optimally throughout the body.
Besides becoming a Yoga Alliance registered Yoga instructor, our rigorous 200 hours yoga teacher training course at our yoga facility in Dharamsala & Goa also allows students to start their yoga teacher career on the right note.
Join our 200 hours yoga teacher training in Dharamshala with confidence!
- (07.00-08.00) Pranayama, Mantra Chanting, Guided Meditation
- (08.30-10.00) Alignment-based Hatha Yoga Class
- (10.00-11.00) Breakfast (traditional Indian vegetarian breakfast)
- (11.00-12.00) Yoga Philosophy or Anatomy (lectures on Indian Mythology, chakra healing, mantra healing and more)
- (13.00-13.30) Lunch, rest and personal study time to gather additional know-how on yoga and spirituality
- (15.00-16.00) Art of teaching class with experienced yoga practitioners
- (16.00-17.30) Hatha Yoga Class covering yoga practice of multiple asanas
- (18.00-19.00) Occasional evening meditation sessions of different styles with yoga trainers
- (19.00-20.00) Dinner
- (20.00-22.00) Free/ Study Time
- (22.00) Early bedtime after a successful day of 200 hours YTT course
NOTE: The daily schedule of yoga teacher training in India can change depending on season and request of students
- How to give a solid and clear demonstration
- How to give clear instruction
- Proper alignment of postures
- Yoga anatomy
- Hands-on adjustment
- How to avoid common injury during practice
- How to use props for better postures (as recommended by B.S.K Iyengar)
- Mantra Chanting
- Yogic breathing (Pranayama) and benefits
- Yogic body cleansing (Kriya yoga)
- Mudras, Bandas and their benefits
- Yoga philosophy (Patanjali yoga sutras)
- How to teach 45 min to 90 min long class
- How to teach one to one class
- How to teach more than 10 people in a class
- Yoga career and business
The Core styles of Asana Taught in the course:
Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Therapy Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Children Yoga, with the focus on alignment classes.
Hatha Yoga: This is the traditional style of Yoga, the origin of all other yoga practices today. The word Hatha is a combination of two words ‘Ha’ meaning “Sun Energy” and ‘Tha’ meaning “Moon Energy” representing two principle energies flowing within our body. When these two aspects of one’s self-are integrated, a fullness of the whole personality is experienced. Hatha yoga brings balance.
Teaching methodology, Techniques & Demonstrations: Principles of demonstration: the art of teaching, leading a class, voice modulation, effective communication with great clarity.
Observing, assisting and correcting: Mindful adjustments, correcting/adjusting though physical and verbal instructions.
Instructions, teaching styles: Designing and planning a class suitable to different needs. Learning Sanskrit names and other symbolism related to Asanas. Structuring and sequencing an asana class, Exploring various methodologies.
Qualities of a teacher: voice, presence, Dealing with injuries and explaining about safety precautions.
Business aspects of teaching yoga: Educating about business ethics and values. setting up yoga business and community responsibilities. Marketing and advertising.
PRANAYAMA (Yogic Breathing) Pranamaya kosha – pranic body. Its nature and characteristics. Introduction, different aspects and different types of prana, breathing Basics, the anatomy of breathing, Yogic breathing, Kapalbhati (frontal brain cleansing breath), Bhastrika (bellows breath), suryabheda (vitality stimulating breath). Nadi Shodhana (alternate nostril breathing), Ujjayi (the psychic or victorious breath), Sheetali (cooling breath), Shitkari (hissing breath), Bhramari (humming bee breath),
MUDRA (Attitude of Energy flow/Psychic Gesture): Sacred gestures and hand positions for Energy flow.
Mudra Meaning, different types of mudras observed during Yoga practice, chin mudra (psychic gesture of consciousness)/Jnana mudra (psychic gesture of knowledge), Nasikagra mudra (nose tip gazing mudra), Shanmukhi mudra (closing the seven gates), Khechari mudra (tongue lock), Vipareet Karani (inverted psychic attitude), Maha mudra (great psychic attitude), Shambhavi mudra (eyebrow center of gazing). Theoretical explorations, symbolism, practice, and benefits of mudras and their effect of the Pranic body.
KRIYA: Yogic cleansing techniques: Nasal cleansing- Jala neti; Kapala Bhati and Trataka – flame gazing.
MEDITATION PRACTICES: Introduction, definitions, types of meditations, preparatory practices, and obstacles during meditation, methods to overcome them and its benefits. scientific evidence of the benefits of meditation on the physical, pranic and emotional personalities.
GUIDED MEDITATIONS: Relaxation meditation, visualization meditation, Pranic awareness meditations, chakra meditation, silent meditations, mantra meditation, concentration meditation, mindfulness meditation, transcendental meditation, Loving-kindness meditation, and gratitude meditations.
MANTRA YOGA: (Mantra Chanting): Definition of Mantra, Its significance, its calming and healing effect on the psyche. The role of sound in spiritual practices.
Anatomy & Physiology:
ANATOMY: Comprising Physical Anatomy, Physiology and Energy anatomy:
Physical Anatomy and Physiology: Insight into relevant anatomical systems in our body and their connection with Asana practice. The course focuses on the following topics;
Insight into different body systems and their function, the terminology of human anatomy.
Skeletal system, muscular system, connective tissue, nervous system, major joints of the body.
Understanding the anatomical and skeletal differences i.e. compression, tension, and proportion and orientation theory.
The foot, knee, pelvic floor, hips, spine, shoulder
Breathing and respiratory system.
ANATOMY: Energy Anatomy includes Energy Body (Pranic body), Nadis (Energy channels) Nadi- Energy channel purification methods.
PHILOSOPHY, LIFESTYLE, AND ETHICS:
PHILOSOPHY CONTENTS: (Yoga Sutras of Patanjali). Functional Definition, meaning, concepts, historical and cultural background of Yoga, its essence and goals.
Four paths of yoga ( Jnana, Raja, Bhakti,& Karma Yoga), 3-guns and their effects on the mind, 5- Kleshas or afflictions and their binding effect. Hatha yoga, Nadis (energy channels), Chakras, kundalini system. Vedas and six systems of Indian philosophy, the theory of karma in relation to Self realization.
Ashtanga yoga (Raja Yoga): Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, the aim of yoga according to Sutras, modification of mind, mental disposition, different levels of preparation, the role of Ego in self-realization and understanding consciousness.
OM: Meaning, symbolism, and significance of OM, Eight limbs of yoga, Kriya yoga, Samyama yoga, types of Samadhi, Nirbija and Sabija Samadhi, superconscious state of self-realization.
Obstacles on the path of yoga, physical and mental disturbances caused by an un-concentrated mind, means to overcome obstacles, methods to control the modifications of the mind.
LIFESTYLE AND ETHICS FOR A YOGA PRACTITIONERS AND TEACHERS: VALUE BASED LIFESTYLE – YAMAS AND NIYAMAS
The yogic value system in the ancient period and in the contemporary period. and non- judgmental disposition of a Yogi. the exemplary role of a yogi in contemporary society. The lifestyle of a yogi, yogic diet. The spirit of yogic practices. Roles and responsibilities of yoga teachers. Written assignment on selected philosophical topics & finishing test.
Overview: 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course Certified by the Yoga Alliance
Dates: December, January, February, April, May, June, July, August, September
Locations: Goa (Dec-Feb) & Dharamshala (April-Sept)
Prices: $1,250, $1,450, $2,400
*Prices include accommodation, food, and excursion
Goa (December-February) & Dharamshala (April-September)
Arambol, Goa: Our Goa school is situated in the popular fisherman village, Arambol. It is the most Northerly town in Goa and is very popular between the months of November and March. It is considered the beach of choice for many long-staying travelers.
it has a laidback and relaxed, beach-town vibe, giving you a plenty of time to adjust to the cultural differences while simultaneously understanding the eastern concepts of spirituality.
Arambol and neighboring areas are an absolute favorite among spiritual seekers and yoga enthusiasts from all around the world.
Arambol beach is one of the biggest, cleanest and the most scenic beaches in Goa. It is known for its lively yet relaxed atmosphere. So, if you want to spend your TTC by a sandy beach of Goa, Arambol is for you!
Dharamshala, Himalayas: Dharamshala, formerly known as Bhagsu, is located in the Kangra Valley amidst the Dhauladhar mountains and the dense cedar tree forests of northern India’s Himachal Pradesh. The city is one of the state’s two capitals and is best known for both Buddhism and yoga.
Dharamshala is home to the headquarters of the Dalai Lama’s Tibetan government in exile and is one of India’s most popular yoga destinations, making Dharamshala a great place for travelers and spiritual seekers to come together. Nestled in the Himalayan foothills, the beautiful surroundings and the spiritual attention of Dharamshala makes this the ideal setting for a yoga retreat.
If you love being in nature, Dharamshala has a lot to offer, with stunning views of the mountains, trekking, paragliding, you will find it difficult to have a dull moment here.
Food & Accommodation
Food In Ayurveda, perfect health is defined as “a balance between body, mind, spirit, and social wellbeing.” One of the first steps towards being healthy is with our food.
Included in the price of the course are three simple yet wholesome, vegetarian, nutritious meals every day (except Sunday). You will get to experience delicious, traditional Indian dishes. The diet of a yogi is important
A diet of good food makes us strong and positive. For example, we serve porridge, curd and fresh fruit for breakfast and rice with peas/beans/pulses, salad, and chapatti for lunch and dinner.
All of our food served is strictly vegetarian with no exceptions.
This is because in yoga we believe in non-violence (Ahimsa).
Accommodation Experience a true yogic lifestyle at one of our Retreat centers. We provide comfortable and beautiful accommodation at both of our locations. We understand the importance of rest, especially after a long day of asana practice. Living in close embrace with nature will bring peace to the mind. Our staff works hard to ensure you have a comfortable stay. Most of our rooms have a private balcony and you can avail of a private or shared room with double beds. Also, remember if you are booking and sharing a room with a friend or a family member you can avail of our discount ($2,400 for both of you).
We provide a private bathroom with each room, 24hrs hot running water, and clean bedding. If you have any questions about the accommodation, feel free to contact us at [email protected].
How to reach Dharamsala
- Road: Approx 470 Kilometers from DELHI
- via Chandigarh – Nangal – Kangra – Dharamshala
- By Air: The nearest airport is at Gaggal, about 13 kilometers away from Dharamshala.
How to reach Arambol
- By Air: The nearest airport is at Dabolim Airport, about a two-hour drive.
- By Bus: Buses go from Pernem a few times every day.
- Buses go from Mapusa about every hour until 18:00.
Connect with Us: When it comes to yoga in Dharamsala, Alpesh Yoga is one of the best yoga teacher training schools. Our experienced team of yoga teachers has trained hundreds of yoga trainers and helped them master the ancient art of yoga. Our yoga teacher training expertise coupled with perfect location, top quality amenities, and friendly environment makes us the best place to pursue yoga teacher training in Dharamsala.
Planning to visit India in chilly winters? Don’t worry, we also have a yoga teacher training center in Goa! Send an email at [email protected] to discuss your yoga itinerary with our team of yoga teachers and we will recommend the best location for you!
Call +91 9736 463 605 to speak with our founder, AlpeshPatwari in person and discuss your yoga queries with him.
Yoga TTC India – Dharamsala Schedule & Dates
|Date||Double Sharing Room||Private -Room||Couple Room||
|10th April – 3th May, 2019||1300 USD||1400 USD||2250 USD|
|6th May – 29th May, 2019||1300 USD||1400 USD||2250 USD|
|5th June – 28th June, 2019||1300 USD||1400 USD||2250 USD|
|5th July – 27th July, 2019||1300 USD||1400 USD||2250 USD|
|5th Aug – 28th Aug, 2019||1300 USD||1400 USD||2250 USD|
|5th Sept – 28th Sept, 2019||1300 USD||1400 USD||2250 USD|
“Alpesh is the best instructor we met in Arambol!” “Massive improvements and a new understanding of yoga.” “You are just flexible, but it is not yoga” Thank you very much, Alpesh!!!” Alpesh is the best yoga instructor, with which we have encountered in the Arambol, Goa (were in seven yoga schools in Goa). At first glance, he didn’t look like a yogi but he is a teacher from God. He not just holds lessons in the form of Flow, I mean the constant shifting of asana but also seeks an internal understanding of the asana. Although we’re not rookies and been doing yoga in Berlin in two years, in the first week of being at Alpesh Yoga, it seemed that I’ve never done yoga. Alpesh teaches in Goa in the summer and holds winter classes in Dharamsala. 100% recommendation. Thank you so much Alpesh for a new understanding of yoga.” :Sabrina, Berlin, Germany
“How I miss your yoga and Pranayama classes! I feel very lucky that I discovered you on the day I arrived in Arambol, Goa. Or more accurately: you found me studying your yoga school flyer and told me to come the next day. Naturally, I obeyed. I had the opportunity to practice 22 days in a row. Yes, that’s every single day I was in Arambol, and I wouldn’t have wanted to miss one second of it. I attended intensive yoga classes at the yoga school & felt blissfully in touch with life. Now that I’m home, I am practicing three times a day. Already I notice being more relaxed about things, enjoying life as it comes. To me, this is more than enough reason to continue. Oh, and of course the fact that I enjoy the practice itself so much To anyone considering Alpesh Pranayama classes, I would like to say: Go ahead and take a class as often as you can! This is a unique opportunity to grab it with both hands. It might well be the beginning of a journey that will change your life. :Fiovoor Fiona, The Netherlands
“Thank you Alpesh for giving such a good knowledge of yoga. I would recommend everybody to go to Alpesh yoga school in Goa, India! Thank you for being so nice and also strict to help me understand yoga concepts and apply to myself. Yoga teachers at Alpesh helped me attain perfection in all the asanas. I understand it clearly now how to use the anatomy in yoga, and it wouldn’t have been possible without your yoga school.” : Shabrita