Ashtanga and Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Certification In Rishikesh, India
The traditional study of Yoga, Ashtanga and Hatha Yoga, is the root of Yoga because entire structure of Yoga that we are practicing nowadays, has come from these two types of traditional styles. As how much big the tree is, it will contain only that what its seed consists of. Similarly, here also. Now, we can see so many modern style of Yoga are prevailing like Red, Hot, Power, Sup Yoga etc... but this is not the main root of Yoga. All these types of Yoga are only the modifications of our traditional studies. And these modern styles is not even the complete Yoga taught. So, if one needs to have knowledge about Yoga, by studying modern styles noone can know about it somewhere or the other, his knowledge will remain incomplete. Because, till the time i donot have a main idea, how can in understand the entire thing. So for Yoga, Ashtanga and Hatha Yoga is the main study. If one has done a complete study of these two, he understands entire Yoga. Then, nothing else remains for him to study or listen. Because he has touched the main root of a tree. Ashtanga and Hatha Yoga is our main study in the path of Yoga. Like if you want to control the entire tree, only by controlling its main stem, you can get control of entire tree. But if you start holding from top, its leaves, etc.. one cannot get control of entire tree. Similarly, here also. If one needs to have a complete knowledge about the path of Yoga, only studying about Ashtanga and Hatha Yoga is enough.
We here at Om Yoga have different courses at our centre. All our courses have the main base as Ashtanga and Hatha Yoga only. Our main focus is to let our students study the main studies. Rather than getting confused in so many concepts.We have different courses, 200hr, 300hr, 500hr Traditional Yoga Teacher Training Courses.
In 200hr Teacher Training Course, we provide a basic knowledge about Yoga, Ashtanga and Hatha Yoga. Whereas, in 300hr TTC, we teach entire Ashtanga Yoga, all 196 sutras as given by Patanjali. And entire Hatha Yoga, as written in Hatha Yog Pradipika, Gheranda Samhita. This is our main study. After studying which, one gets to have its roots stronger.
Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training Courses In Rishikesh – Haridwar, India
Ashtanga Yoga was introduced by great sage, Patanjali in his text Patanjali Yog Darshan. Patanjali explained this in his 196 sutras. These 196 sutras seems to be very small in number for the complete path of Yoga but they carry a lot of knowledge in them. As these are sutras. Each sutra itself contains so enlarged knowledge that one needs to understand each and every word. And that each and every word of single sutra is in itself very informative. Patanjali had clubbed all different concepts of Yoga prevailing at that time and put it in one text which he had given the name of Patanjali Yog Darshan. As before this, it is believed no written text for Yoga were there. Patanjali had made this first text in written form. And this was the easy way for common people to understand and practice Yoga.
“yogangaanusthanat asuddhiksyae jnana dptih avivekkhyateh” (Patanjali Yog Sutra 2.28)
The great sage, Patanjali wrote Ashtanga Yoga in Patanjali Yog Darshan that consist of total 196 verses, which is classified in 4 sections: Samadhi Padh(51 verses), Sadhana Padh(55 verses), Vibhuti Padh(56 verses), Kaivalya Padh(34 verses). In Ashtanga Yoga, all eight branches are important because one must be successful at the current level to move on to the next.
The stages upto Pratyahara gradually removes external distractions, whilst the practice from dharana onwards eradicate the disturbing thoughts and psychic manifestation so that mind ceases to function.
Benefits of Ashtanga Yoga :
The benefits may be grouped into four categories: physical, emotional, mental and intellectual benefits.
- The physical benefits consist of making the body free of disease, making it light and strong so that it can be a suitable vehicle on the path to freedom. Through yoga the body is made to absorb and retain prana, which extends the life span.
- The emotional benefits consist briefly in being able to not be a slave to one's emotions but to remain the witness.
- The process of yoga is the pursuit of knowledge and its aim is the attainment thereof. Firstly, we gain knowledge of external objects and our own body, mind, egoity and intellect and only once that is faultless, do we progress to knowledge of the self.
- Breathing exercises are given importance in yoga is because it is thought that the pulsating or oscillating of prana happens simultaneously with the movements of the mind (chitta vrtti). Thereby, helps in controlling the activities of mind.
- Meditation practice leads to experience the stillness of mind.
For Ashtanga Yoga, we have different certified courses at our centre. You may click on the links for more informations: 200hr Yoga Teacher Training Course, 300hr Yoga Teacher Training Course, 500hr Yoga Teacher Training Course, 200hr Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training. These are our different courses in which we teach Ashtanga Yoga at our centre.
Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Courses In Rishikesh – Haridwar, India
“sri Adinathaya namo’stu tasmai yenopadista hathayogavidya |
Vibhrajte pronntarajayogamrodhumicchoradhirohini va || ”(Hatha Yog Pradipika)
Hatha Yoga is supposed to have been taught by Lord Shiva who is called Adinatha here. It was later introduced by Yogi Swatmarama, a sage of 15th century India, and compiler of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika. Swatmarama introduces Hatha Yoga as 'a stairway to the heights of Raja Yoga', The word Hatha is a compound of the words Ha and Tha meaning sun and moon referring to Prana and Apana. The world "hatha" means forceful. It is a strong practice done for purification. Therefore, Hatha Yoga is the branch of yoga that concentrates on physical health and mental well-being. It starts from the third limb of Patanjali's yoga. It is integral to the Shiva and Shakti tantra traditions, and part of modern ayurvedic treatment.
Benefits of Hatha Yoga:
Hatha means two opposite energies – the positive and the negative. Through regular Hatha practice a balance between these two can be learned. The balancing is achieved by practicing asanas, performing breathing techniques and purification practices to cleanse entire systems of the physical body. All the practices of Hatha Yoga focus on activating the Kundalini, life force energy. In other words, Hatha Yoga helps in awakening each and every chakras.
Hatha yoga and Kundalini yoga are closely related in the manner that Kundalini yoga is about awakening the chakras and use of pranayama and Hatha is also about using these processes to create a connection between the body, mind, life, nadis and prana.
For Hatha Yoga, we have different certified courses at our centre. You may click on the links for more informations: 200hr Yoga Teacher Training Course, 300hr Yoga Teacher Training Course, 500hr Yoga Teacher Training Course, 200hr Hatha Yoga Teacher Training. These are our different courses in which we teach Ashtanga Yoga at our centre.
Learn Ashtanga and Hatha Yoga at Om Yoga International In Rishikesh – Haridwar, India
Following the ancient Indian yogic tradition, Om Yoga International has proved to be a centre of excellence in India for the promotion of Yogic philosophy . All the activites carried at our ashram are purely sattvic that gives an atmosphere to the students to gain the essence of spirituality. Thereby, maintaining a stress free environment for our students that helps them to gain best results in a minimal time.
We have well specialised experts for both Ashtanga Yoga and Hatha Yoga who ensure proper guidance to all our students in a well systematical manner. In our advanced courses, we teach entire yogic philosophy of Ashtanga Yoga, total 196 sutras with its chanting everyday and explanation of each and every sutra. And in Hatha Yoga, our two most ancient texts of Hatha Yoga, Hatha Yog Pradipika and Gheranda Samhita are explained along with proper chanting of its mantras. All our theoretical concepts are supported with practical.
I am very pleased with the course. I feel that i have got a basic understanding about Asanas, Philosophy, Teaching and what it means to be a Yogi. With the word basic, I donot mean simple, I mean a solid foundation from which i can learn more things. I thank from my heart to all who made this training possible. I would have liked more time for self-practice, may be teacher guided self practice.
Andreas Cederstrom Sandh, Sweden
200hour Yoga TTC
I had a great experience here in the school. The teachers are very friendly and positive. If you come here, you must smile, you have no other option.The people are so very friendly that you feel like a whole family. The yoga classes, practically and theoretically is a very big knowledge. I think i will come back again because it is such a big stuff. But as for now, i got to know many things. It was a great trip here, was a bit difficult to find but if you find them, it is really good. You must stay in the Om Yoga school, because they are so amazing, I felt in love with them.
Alica Anna Wildenauer, Germany
50hour Yoga for Beginners Course
Fantastic. I just completed my course and have already booked to come back in November for 15day 100hour. Good, Healthy Clean food, basic but adequate accomodation. The staff is like family. Very attentive to all your needs. Yoga Teachers were able to work with individuals at their level and to extend their practice without overworking us. If you have never done Yoga, you can do this course. Even if you cannot touch your toes..you will surprise yourself how much improovement will be seen in a week.
Dolly Darling, Australia
50hour Yoga for Beginners Course
I very much enjoyed my teacher training with Om Yoga International. I was impressed with the quality of teaching, and felt that I was learning a lot during the course. My other teacher trainings has been more westernized, and it was really interesting and inspiring to get a traditional and philosophical perspective. There was a lot of focus on Pranayama and meditation in addition to the asanas, I really felt I was given the opportunity to explore yoga in a different manner. If you are looking for an authentic traditional yoga practice then this is perfect!
Lise Knudsen, Norway(Europe)
500hour Yoga TTC
I am from Germany, I attended the Kundalini TTC. It was a wish from heart to learn that knowledge, and even it was a short course (50hours), but all the knowledge was taught to me what is important to know, in theory and practical lessons. The teachers are very nice and they teach from heart. Also they are nice in person and take care of you, that you feel comfortable with everything. The room is very nice and all the Ashram, with Ganga view and nice people and good indian food. I am very thankful for my experience and I will always come back for drop in class or any course.
Maura Herzog, Germany
Kundalini Yoga TTC
I have completed my 200hour Yoga TTC from 18th June till 17th July 2018. I really enjoyed my time at OM YOGA INTERNATIONAL. Was really impressed by theory and practical class. The theory class taught here has given me such a great insight and foundation for my career as a Yoga Teacher. I really feel honoured to have these teachers during my TTC on Yoga. Mantras were also taught in a beautiful way. Lastly, i am thankful to all the staff. I leave from here with a good basis to start my career as a Yoga Teacher.
Harsimran Waraich, India
200hour Yoga TTC
I loved the course because I love all the instructors here. They are all awesome in each unique ways. Yoga Theory is life changing knowledge, much more than i expected! ()This is the best reason i recommend to learn Yoga in India!) Practical Classes are really powerful to formulate the basics of body and mind; instructor skills are all very impressive! Its beyond description what i gained from this course:)
Tamae Ito, Japan
200hour Yoga TTC
I completed my 200 hour Yoga TTC and Kundalini Yoga course in the month of September, 2017. I could feel so many changes in me. I had a habit of taking drugs but after studying the course, i really changed my habits to Sattvic. Also, what we all use to feel that happiness is something that comes from outer world. Here, I learned what is true happiness? Now, i can say and can feel that i am very happy and can feel happiness from inside and doesnot require outer things to keep me happy.
Kyosuke Atsumi, Japan
200 Hour Yoga TTC and Kundalini Yoga
I was very happy to learn Yoga Philosophy so deeply. I feel myself fortunate because the beginning of my yoga course was in Om Yoga!! I feel it was my best choice that i started my yoga course here. As i learnt everything in a traditional way. At some parts i feel more different asana practice can be set up in the course rather than repeating asanas everyday.
Yusuke Honda, Japan
500hour Yoga TTC
I have completed my 500 hour Yoga TTC course in the month of Nov,2017. Before 5 years, i suffered from Diabetes and due to this, i underwent a lot of stress. i could feel everytime i use to hide my real self. I could never express myself the way i am. This very thing always made me feel not good. After completing the yoga course, i was able to recognise and accept real me and could question myself as a neutral person. This was so superb that i started dealing with my problems so nicely. This was the first thing that helped me here to overcome my stress. The best lesson i learned in my Yoga course is Aparigraha. Have as much required. Ask yourself how much you require rather than working unconsciously. I was able to manage my stress effectively.I was deeply benefitted by this program as i learned the right way of living a life.
Yuki Yamamoto, Japan
500 Hour Yoga TTC
Before this course, my aim was only to achieve certificate. But later, this course became such a great experience for me. This course helped me to face myself deeply that how negative i am. But, yes this also helped me to become positive. Learning Yoga here helped me to learn to accept the things as they are. The best part of this course was i could meet Ruchika Sensei, whose lessons had a great impact on my mind. It was great and fantastic to take lectures of her. I would really love to take advance course in the future here.
Kimie Sato, Japan
200 hour Yoga TTC
I completed my Kundalini Yoga TTC from 1st July till 11th July 2018. I am happy to complete my course here as teachers here are very excellent and understanding. Ashram location is very beautiful on the bank of Ganga river. Also, they provide us with all the facilities. So, overall it is a great education and positive experience.
Sarthak Arora, India
Kundalini Yoga TTC
Before coming here, I thought yoga is stretching body . I used to meditate but thought it was nothing to do with yoga. Now I know meditation is nothing but yoga. Everything I learned here, asana, meditation, pranayama, theory are very useful in a practical life. I feel this brings calmness into my life even if I don't mean to attain samadhi. We can learn something we are missing in today's Japanese society. I will keep learning more deeply and make my life even better.
Kenji Kobayashi, Japan
500 hour Yoga TTC
By studying Yoga here, i learnt to get answer to my questions by developing awareness about them. I could feel the connection in between my body and mind, and keep calm, this is what actually yoga is. I used to be negative about everything before, but now I stopped differentiating people from me because i feel everything is connected with love. Now i accept everything flexibly,be honest to myself and others. This is something i learned through yoga. Yoga is necessary habit for me. inevitable in my life. I will keep practicing. Be strict to myself but not force myself.
Mayu Kono, Japan
500 hour Yoga TTC and Kundalini Yoga TTC
Ashram is located at such a peaceful place that I was so overwhelmed by my stay at such a pleasant place. Rooms are so clean and spacious and well-ventilated. Food provided is fresh and hygienic and purely sattvic food. All people staying here are so kind and cooperative. Regarding my Yoga experience, before I didn’t know correctly what is Yoga? For me it was not more than exercise. But now, after completing the course, I can say clearly ,”Yoga is life” because yoga focuses on our body and mind and more than that, inner self. At last, I can only say that my life changed, and sparked by understanding Yoga, and meeting so nice Yoga teachers of OmYoga
Saki Takagi, Japan
300 hour Yoga TTC
We came to this centre to do yoga for beginners course from 6th July till 13th July 2018. This is really a good place as teachers here are very good and course is also good. The main thing here i like is hospitailty and the openness of teachers. I would like to thank each and every teacher for teaching us basic concepts in a very proper way. I would like to thanks each and every one who was serving us food at each time with a smiling face.
Madhan S, India
Yoga for Beginners
I completed my Yoga for Beginner course from 6th July till 13th July 2018. I am very new to yoga. My first impression about the course is discipline, way of teaching and more importantly everyone took care personally to explain every taught. Thank you very much for all, it was really a great experience.
Sivakumar K, India
Yoga for Beginners
I completed my 200 Hour Yoga TTC course in the month of August 2017. I was able to meet so kind people here. Here, I learnt how body, mind and breath are connected with each other. Yoga is not merely asanas. Doing asanas, by connecting mind with body helps in achieving better pose. I learnt from here,"“Don’t make the problem bigger by yourself.” This is what I learned from teacher Ruchika Saran. “Be satisfied with what you have now.” “You become far from happiness if you are focusing on past or future.” “Find happiness from where you are, be responsible for yourself, choose to be better.” These are golden things i have learned from here.
Saori Nozaki, Japan
200 Hour Yoga TTC
I am fully satisifed to do my course here. I was bit scared before coming here but now as i have completed my course, i can say this is the best and safe place for females also. All people in ashram are very loving, caring and helpful. For 3 months, i didnot felt as if i am away from home. Now, regarding the course, I had a completely different experience. What i knew about yoga was totally difefrent from what i gained from here. I came to know yoga is so deep and had learnt so much knowledge which i had never ever thought of also.
Jitu Bala Brahma, India
500hour Yoga TTC
I had so many confusion for yoga. But after taking course here, i felt very happy. It was very relaxing and comfortable for me. I had a very nice experience here. All people and teachers are very cooperative. So, I am fully satisfied while leaving from here and would like to come in future for advanced course
Nilima Chowdhury, India
200hour Yoga TTC
I am extremely satisfied after completing my course. I had enquired from so many yoga centres before coming here. At last i decided to choose this centre for me. I am happy from each and very aspect from yoga classes to accomodation to meals here.
Lalit Kumar Singh, India
500hour Yoga TTC
I had done PG Diploma of 2 years from Patanjali University before coming here. And also i had learnt yoga from various other places but had no confidence in me. But after completing my course, i can say what i could not learn there in 2 years have learnt more than that in just 3 months and also confidence came in me.
Ram Kumar, India
500hour Yoga TTC
I could learn, "What is Yoga?" through he lessons from the Indian Instructors who have accumulated experience with the true knowledge in India, the holy place of Yoga. All reached my heart very smoothly and clearly, because of its truthfulness and concrete examples in daily life. Instructors of Asanas, Pranyama and Meditation were also experts in their fields. I spent everyday with enjoyment and with the feelings of changes in my body and mind. I am glad that i came here.