500 Hours Yoga Teacher Training India, 500 Hours Yoga TTC India, Yoga India Foundation

Our 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training is an intensive 55-day course designed for participants who practise yoga for at least one year. You will learn how to develop your own yoga practise to an advanced level while creating a strong foundation in order to teach others.

We invite you to cultivate your individual teaching style and become an authentic and confident yoga teacher.

During this 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training you will cover hatha asana, ashtanga yoga, adjustment, yoga philosophy, advanced asana with adjustment, teaching methodology and practise, parayama, shatkarma, ayurveda, anatomy and Emotional Blockage® Treatment.

Our 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in India is registered with Yoga Alliance. After graduation, you will receive a Yoga Alliance Certification that allows you teach yoga internationally and obtain a career.

The 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga India Foundation is very complex and requires dicipline, attention and willpower.

With small group sizes, we aim to provide a spacious and individual teaching environment.

Classes are held Mondays to Saturdays from 6AM to 7PM. On Sundays, you can use your free day to relax and rejuvenate. We also offer some weekend activities so you have the opportunity to get to know the Indian culture and landscpaes during you stay:  visit the waterfalls, trekking in the himalayas, rafting, beach yoga, visit the vashisht cave, local market shopping, visit abandoned ashrams and temples or participate in social work with slum children.

Why Yoga India Foundation is the best yoga center for your 500 Hour Yoga TTC

Yoga India Foundation is the best yoga center for your 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training as we provide a natural and spacious teaching atmosphere. Compared to most other yoga school in India, where 50 to 60 students have to fit in one class, we keep our student number limited to 21. We believe that one can only learn much better with personal space and individual guidance.

During your 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga India Foundation, you will:

  • Create a foundational knowledge and understanding of yoga
  • Develop from a beginner to advanced level
  • Learn how to teach more than 100 postures with correct alignment
  • Remember all asana names, benefits and contraindications
  • Establish knowledge about the anatomy and physiology of yoga
  • Establish knowledge about the origin and history of yoga
  • Grow mentally, physically and spiritually
  • Feel more balanced, connected and joyful
  • Learn from excellent teachers
  • Live in a caring and peaceful ashram environment
  • Feel safe and grounded
  • Enjoy nutritious, ayurvedic meals every day
  • Experience the real yogi lifestyle
  • Make friendships that will last forever

How this Yoga TTC can benefit your personal and professional life

During our 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, we aim to focus on your personal growth in combination with building a foundational knowledge. Therefore we use practical, theoretical and interactive teaching methodologies in a safe and supportive learning environment.

Through one-on-one guidance, you will become a knowledgeable yoga instructor and confident individual.

After many years of teaching international students in co-operation with Yoga Alliance, we have established an excellent 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program that fulfills the highest standards for you.

After course completion, you will receive your 500 Hour Yoga Alliance certification. With this certification, you can register as RYT 500. After two years of teaching yoga, you will be an ERYT 500 (Experienced Registered Yoga Alliance Trainer)

Why you should join Yoga India Foundation 

  • The yoga instructors at Yoga India Foundation are true masters who have been collecting international teaching experiences over the past decades. Besides their Himalayan Yogi lineage, they hold masters of yogic science and PhDs in Ayurveda and Eastern Healing Therapies.
  • During your 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in India, you will not only learn the benefits, contraindications, and variations of the yoga postures but also how to hand-on adjust your students correctly according to their physical conditions.
  • You will develop confidence and learn how to create diverse and interactive yoga classes that are based on your unique teaching style.
  • We provide small group sizes to ensure an individual and unique learning atmosphere.
  • Yoga India Foundation is the only school worldwide that offers Emotional Blockage® Treatment as an optional course module during your Yoga Teacher Training in India. This treatment releases accumulated energy blockages from your body and hence removes related tensions, fears and past trauma from your mind.
  • Through this Yoga Teacher Training in India, you will experience long-lasting and life-changing benefits. Through the removal of energy blockages, you will feel much more joyful. With your new knowledge and positivity, you will inspire many people around you and become a confident yoga teacher and individual.

What we offer to you AFTER the 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Completing a 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in India is intense and enriching.

After completing your Yoga Teacher Training in India with us, you can use our one-on-one skype and e-mail service to discuss questions about your yoga career, studio, teaching skills, personal practise and growth. We aim to support and guide you even when you are back at home.

We will answer questions like:

  • How do I register as RYT 500?
  • How do I create/expand my own yoga business?
  • How do I use my benefits through Yoga Alliance?
  • How do I reach students?
  • How do I organise a yoga retreat?
  • How do I use Social Media correctl?

Our aim is to not only offer the best 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in India, but also to build up a supportive friendship that you can trust and rely on after the course.

Course Schedule |500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in India

TIME Week 1+2 Week 3+4 Week 5+6 Week 7+8
06:00 Shatkarma Shatkarma
07:00 Pranayama Pranayama Pranayama Pranayama
08:00 Asana Asana Asana Teaching Practise
10:00 Breakfast & Tea Breakfast & Tea Breakfast & Tea Breakfast & Tea
11:00 Yoga Philosophy 1 Yoga Philosophy 2 Yoga Philosophy 3 Ayurveda
12:00 Yoga Anatomy Yoga Adjustment Teaching Methodology Yoga Adjustment
13:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
14:00 Karma Yoga Karma Yoga Karma Yoga Karma Yoga
16:00 Hatha Asana Ashtanga/ Hatha Asana Hatha/ Ashtanga Hatha Asana
18:00 Emotional Blockage® Treatment /Meditation Meditation Meditation /Mantra Meditation
19:00 Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner

Course Dates:

1.7.2018 (BOOKED OUT)

1.8.2018 (2 Seats Left)

1.9.2018 (2 Seats Left)

1.10.2018 (3 Seats Left)

1.11.2018 (4 Seats Left)

1.12.2018 (5 Seats Left)

 1.1.2019  (4 Seats Left)

1.2.2019 (8 Seats Left)

1.3.2019 (6 Seats Left)

1.4.2019 (6 Seats Left)

1.5.2019 (8 Seats Left)

1.6.2019 (7 Seats Left)

Hour Yoga Teacher Training in India | Course Content

  1. Yoga Asana (Postures)

The daily asana practise will increase your flexibility, strength and theoretical understanding of more than 200 yoga postures. Your teacher will explain each asana in detail.

During your 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training you will cover:

  • 140 Hatha Yoga Postures
  • 45 Ashtanga Postures
  • Adjustments for each posture
  • 6 Sequences for Balance
  • 4 Sequences for Strength
  1. Pranayama (Breathing Techniques)

Pranayama stands for control of breath. Ancient breathing techniques are used as preparation for meditation and yoga. Pranayama removes subtle energy blocks and improves the respiratory system. The body becomes purified and energised.

During your 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, you will learn the following techniques:

  • Bhramari
  • Nadi Shodan
  • Kapalabhati
  • Anulom Velom
  • Sitkari
  • Bhastrika
  • Chandrabhedana
  • Suryabhedena
  1. Mantra Chanting (Sacred Sounds)

Mantras are the Indian sounds of yoga that generate spiritual vibrations. Through mantras, you can connect to yourself and the universe.

During your 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, you will learn:

  • OM Chanting
  • Gayatri Mantra
  • Sahna Vayatu
  • Vishnu Mantra
  • Shiv Mantra 
  1. Mudras and Bandhas (Gestures and Energy Lock)

Practising Mudras or hand gestures stimulates the flow of energy. Bhandas are energy locks that expand the breathing capabilities.

During your 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, you will cover:

  • Chin Mudra
  • Jnana Mudra
  • Pranam Mudra
  • Benefits and Meaning of Bandhas 
  1. Meditation (Dhyana)

Meditation promotes mental clarity and strength. Through regular meditation practises, you will experience inner transformation and bliss.

During your 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, you will cover:

  • Power of Transformation Breathing
  • Kundalini Meditation
  • Silent Meditation
  • Theory and Meaning of Meditation
  • Scientific and spiritual benefits of Meditation
  • Awareness expansion
  1. Shatkarma (Yogic Cleansing)

Yogic cleansing practises are of great imprtance as they remove accumulated mucous and blockages in the nadis (energy channels). Your mind will feel more relaxed and you will be able to breathe much better.

During your 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training you will learn:

  • Jala Neti
  • Sutra Neti
  • Kunjal
  1. Yoga Anatomy

Learning about the different body systems improves the understanding of ones physical well-being. It promotes harmony and prevents injury.

During your 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, you will cover:

  • Our physical and spiritual body- Introduction
  • Muscular system
  • Skeletal System
  • Respiratory System
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Digestive System
  • Nervous System
  1. Yoga Philosophy

Yogic Philosophy connects your yoga practise to the theoretical wisdom behind it. Studying the Vedas, Gita or Patanjali Yog Sutras helps you to establish a broad and solid understanding of the path of yoga.

During your 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, you will cover:

  • Introduction to Yogic Philosophy
  • Yamas and Niyamas
  • Outtakes of the Patanjali Yog Sutras
  • Outtakes of the Bhagavad Gita
  • Concept of Panch Vritti & Panch Klesha
  • Kriya Yoga- A way to overcome inborn afflictions
  • Ashtanga Yoga- A methodology to overcome suffering
  • Introduction to Samkya Philosophy
  • Principles of Ayurveda
  • Karma
  • Samadhi
  1. Emotional Blockage® Treatment

Each and every individual goes through various kinds of emotions in their life. What are emotions? It is basically our way of expression: it may be positive or negative. We experience anger, anxiety, stress, sadness ect. Sometimes, instead of expressing our emotions, we suppress them. They begin to accumulate in our body at various parts such as calf muscles, thighs, hamstrings and back. These accumulated emotions results in energy blockages and various kinds of physical as well as mental diseases.

Through Emotional Blockage® Treatment we can remove such accumulated energy blocks and feel more light, free and relaxed. Negativity is removed quickly and the body becomes more flexible.

The Emotional Blockage® Treatment was invented by Swami Bipin Gyan.

It is an optional part of the 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training and requires discipline and surrender.

  1. Teaching Methodology

For yoga teachers, teaching methodology is an important and fundamental course aspect. In this class, you will gain diverse theoretical and practical methods:

  • Plan your class and sequence
  • Class room organisation
  • Creating the right energy
  • Observation of individuals
  • Correct adjustment
  • Use of voice and language
  • Attention distribution
  • Apply the right techniques in different situations
  • Adjust according to health issues (pregnancy, diabetes, chronic diseases)

 Course Fees 

The regular course fee of our 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in India is:

3400 USD

You can get discount on advanced booking:

  • Reserve your space 2 months before you start the course & the price will be-USD 3300, For Two students USD 6500
  • Reserve your space 3 months before you start the course & the price will be-USD 3200, For two student USD 6300
  • Reserve your space 4 month before start the course, Price will be-USD 3100, For Two student USD 6100

The fees include:

  • 55 nights shared accommodation with attached bathroom and hot water
  • Free one-way taxi pick up from Dehradun Airport to Rishikesh
  • 1 White School T Shirt
  • 3 Yoga Manuals
  • Unlimited WIFI
  • Three vegetarian meals per day
  • Teas and filtered water
  • 4 Sunday excursions
  • Yoga Alliance Certification (500 Hours)
  • Yogic Cleansing kit
  • A new yoga mat

Please note: for a private room or AC/heating we charge 200 USD per month extra for each.

Meals & Nutrition

During your 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, you will be served three delicious vegetarian meals per day.

Our food is always freshly prepared and cooked.

For breakfast we serve: porridge, dalia, oats with soymilk, fresh fruits, Indian Breakfast and tea.

At lunch and dinner you will enjoy great varieties of: different vegetables, rice, chapati, dhal pulses, chutneys, curries, soups and salads.

Occasionally we serve sweets and Western dishes as well.

If you have any allergies, please inform us in advance.

Student Behavior 

Please be aware that we live in an ashram environment. We value respect, kindness and compassion. READ MORE

Additional Information

The deposit fee must be paid in advance and is non-refundable.

The remaining payment has to be made on arrival.

If teachers or staff observe any violation of the Terms and Conditions, the student has to leave the course immediately.

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