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Yoga Teacher Training Curriculum

Learn yoga from the experts at Rishikul Yogshala, a Yoga Alliance-certified school in Kerala. Our yoga teacher training curriculum covers everything you need to know, from the origins of yoga to the techniques of teaching. Whether you prefer Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, or any other style, we have a course for you. Enjoy the scenic views and the cultural diversity of Kerala as you deepen your yoga practice and skills.

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Yoga Teacher Training Curriculum

Our Yoga Teacher Training curriculum is recognised by the Yoga Alliance. Each course covers almost the same topics but at different intensities and durations. Within this, you will do yoga practice, study yoga philosophy and anatomy, learn teacher training skills, gain practical experience, and much more.

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Curriculum

Techniques, Training And Practice: 100 Hours

In this section, you will learn several techniques in your chosen yoga style. You will practice the basic asanas and build your skills in practicing poses easily and confidently.

Hatha Yoga – Primary Series
  • Introduction to Hatha Yoga
  • Surya Namaskar with Mantra Awareness
  • Sukshma Vyayama (joints and glands exercise)
  • Asana Series: Standing, Kneeling, Sitting, Prone Position, Supine, and Inverted Poses
  • Hatha Yoga benefits and its risks
  • Pranayama techniques while performing Hatha Yoga
Ashtanga Yoga – Primary Series
  • Ashtanga Yoga: its origin, history, and philosophy
  • Introduction to the Eight Limbs of Yoga
  • Practicing Ashtanga series
  • Pranayama and Meditation while performing asanas
Pranayama and Mudras
  • Meaning and Importance of Pranayama
  • Concept of Prana
  • Chest breathing v/s diaphragmatic breathing
  • Types of Pranayama practice
  • Nadi and its types: Ida, Pingala, and Sushmana
  • Importance and benefits of Mudra
  • Types of Mudra and their practicum: Gyana, Ashwini and more
Meditation practices
  • Meditation Philosophy
  • Types of Meditation and their practice:
    1. Breath Awareness Meditation
    2. Contemplative Walking Meditation
    3. Mantra Awareness Meditation
    4. Candle and Inner Light Meditation
    5. Full moon Meditation
  • Introduction to different Mantras and their practice
Yoga Nidra
  • Introduction to Yoga Nidra and its benefits
  • Four states of consciousness
  • Yoga Nidra practice for curing sleep problems
  • Adjusting in Shavasana

Teaching Methodology: 25 Hours

  • Adjustment and alignment principles while teaching
  • Learning modifications of asanas
  • How to correct postures verbally during yoga class
  • Benefits and limitations of asanas
  • Business studies in the yoga teaching career

Anatomy and Physiology: 20 Hours

  • Understanding Yoga Anatomy (working of bodily systems and the effect of yoga practice on the body)
  • Performing Shatkarmas
  • Basic injury prevention techniques for safety during Asana classes

Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers: 30 Hours

  • Meaning and importance of Yoga
  • Spiritual teachings in yoga
  • Study of ancient Yogic scriptures
  • Introduction to Yogic Lifestyle
  • Yoga Ethics for Teachers and Students

Practicum: 10 Hours

  • Understanding the Yoga Teaching Process
  • Techniques and skills for teaching Yoga: observation, demonstration, assistance, lesson planning and more.
  • Preparing yoga sequence for a class session
  • Teaching an actual class
  • Practicals and written exams

300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Curriculum

Techniques, Training and Practice: 50 Hours

Hatha Yoga – Secondary Series
  • Advanced Hatha Yoga Practice
  • Chandra Namaskar (Moon salutation)
  • Advanced series of joints and glands exercise
  • Twisting asana series
  • Restorative asanas
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga
  • Intense practice of primary series (Mysore style)
  • Introduction to Intermediate series
  • Vinyasa workshop
Pranayama, Mudra, and Bandhas
  • Introduction of bandhas and its application in Pranayama
  • Advanced practice of Pranayama
  • Practice of the four bandhas:
    1. Mula Bandha
    2. Uddiyana Bandha
    3. Jalandhara Bandha
    4. Maha bandha
  • Practicing various types of Pranayama:
    1. Kapalbhati
    2. Sheetali
    3. Bhastrika
    4. Sheetkari
    5. Ujjayi
    6. Brahmari
    7. Anulom Vilom Pranayama, and more
  • Use of different mudras in performing Pranayama and Bandhas
Meditation Practices
  • Knowing Obstacles in Meditatio
  • Practicing different types of Meditation:
    1. Chakra Awareness
    2. Root Mantra
    3. Third Eye meditation
    4. Ajapa Japa
    5. Non-duality awareness meditation and more
  • Learning different meditative postures
  • Advanced practice of Yoga Nidra
  • Yoga Nidra practices from Himalayan Tradition.
  • Intense practice of Mantra chanting using various mantras

Teaching Methodology: 5 Hours

  • Advanced adjustment and alignment teaching practice
  • Workshop on twists and inverted postures
  • Modifying yoga classes to suit individual levels and needs
  • Adjusting in Shavasana
  • Advanced business studies in the yoga teaching career

Anatomy and Physiology: 15 Hours

  • Learn in detail about the working of different body systems
  • Preventing injuries during asana practice
  • Modifying asanas to suit the student level
  • Taking safe and effective classes

Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers: 30 Hours

  • Deep study of ancient philosophical texts: Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, and more
  • Study of Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Raja Yoga, Jnana Yoga
  • Creating a yogic lifestyle
  • Understanding the meaning of life in yogic science

Practicum: 30 Hours

  • Cleansing practices
  • Building a healthy teacher-student relationship
  • Developing confidence while teaching yoga
  • Advanced teaching skills: creating multi-style lesson plans, giving proper instructions
  • Delivering effective feedback to students
  • Practicals and written exams

500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Curriculum

Techniques, Training and Practice: 150 Hours

  • Hatha Yoga (Primary Series-Secondary Series)
  • Ashtanga Yoga (Primary Series-Secondary Series)
  • Beginner to advanced level studies of Meditation
  • Practicing basic to complex Pranayama techniques
  • Mastering the practice of Bandhas
  • Mantra meditation (beginner to advanced)
  • Basic to complex mudras
  • Practice of Yog Nidra and fixing sleep patterns

Introduction to Ayurveda (Only for Kerala location)

  • Philosophy of Ayurveda
  • Importance of Ayurveda in Yogic Science
  • Introduction to the six tastes and their role in balancing the mind and body
  • Understanding the three doshas

Teaching Methodology: 30 Hours

  • Basic to advanced teaching techniques
  • Addressing a real class
  • Practicing a range of teaching skills
  • Sequencing yoga class in multi-style forms for different individual levels
  • Gaining the knowledge of the business of yoga

Anatomy and Physiology: 35 Hours

  • Detailed study of human anatomy and physiology
  • Understanding the effect of yoga on the functioning of bodily systems
  • Learning in-depth about energy systems: Nadis and Chakras
  • Learning preventive and restorative yoga
  • Modifying asana practice for maximizing health benefits

Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers: 60 Hours

  • Understanding the meaning and philosophy of Yoga
  • Studying the ancient yogic texts in detail
  • Learning the spiritual element in yogic science
  • Building a yogic lifestyle
  • Knowing the ethics of yoga teachers and students

Practicum: 40 Hours

  • Performing cleansing practices
  • Providing helpful feedback on student's performance
  • Learning to align and adjust students in a yoga session
  • Practicals and written exams

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Create your future in yoga with Rishikul Yogshala, a yoga school you can trust and where you can explore and master any yoga style.
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Ayurveda Curriculum

Ayurvedic Medicine Overview

  • Meaning and Importance of Ayurveda
  • Understanding the concept of the three doshas and Agni (digestive fire)
  • Role of Panchakarma in detoxifying the body
  • Introduction to the six tastes in Ayurveda
  • Application of medicinal herbs in Ayurvedic medicine

Ayurvedic Counseling And Treatment

  • Ayurvedic consultation
  • Health checkup and assessment of doshas
  • Ayurvedic treatment and therapy based on your health requirements
  • Diet plans and lifestyle suggestions

Yoga Classes

  • Yoga practice in multi-style forms
  • Application of Ayurvedic principles while practising yoga
  • Practicing yoga asanas for balancing doshas
  • Restorative yoga for healing and relieving stress

Meditation And Pranayama

  • Understanding the concept of Prana
  • Pranayama and Ayurveda relationship
  • Health benefits of Meditation and Pranayama
  • Practicing different Meditation and Pranayama techniques

Building Ayurvedic Lifestyle

  • Forming healthy habits for overall well-being
  • Adjusting sleep patterns
  • Practicing self-care habits
  • Learning to cook Sattvic meals using seasonal foods
  • Yoga and meditation techniques for natural detoxification
  • Learning to use natural remedies to treat common health problems

Ayurveda Workshops

  • Ayurvedic cooking class to learn how to make Sattvic meals
  • Learning how to grow medicinal plants
  • Discussing about Ayurveda philosophy, history, and lifestyle
  • Doubt-clearing sessions with Ayurvedic doctors

Ayurvedic Nutrition

  • Learning the use of different herbs in balancing the doshas
  • Knowing how to use the six Ayurveda flavours in meals properly
  • Creating the habit of mindful eating
  • Making balanced and healthy diet plans
Yoga while immersing in the natural wonders of Kerala is a life-changing experience you can only imagine at Rishikul Yogshala.
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Ayurvedic Science Practical Session

Our Ayurveda Curriculum involves practical sessions that teach you how to apply the principles and practices of Ayurveda in your daily life.

Some of the practices in which you will be involved are

Rishikul YogshalaAyurveda Treatment And Therapy

  • Importance of cleansing practices for detoxifying the body
  • Performing Panchakarma therapies
  • Concept of Marma points
  • Understanding the chakra system or the energy centers of the body
  • Yoga and meditation sessions for healing
  • Learning different facial massages:
    1. Forehead massage
    2. Temple and eye area massage
    3. Cheek massage
    4. Jaw massage
    5. Nose and Sinus Area Massage
    6. Chin and Neck Massage
    7. Marma Massage
  • Learning different massage techniques
  • How to choose the right oils and serums based on individual skin type and dosha

Rishikul YogshalaAyurvedic Cooking Practices

  • Understanding the concept of Doshas
  • The knowledge of medicinal herbs and their application in Ayurvedic treatments
  • Proper way of using herbal spices in Ayurvedic cooking
  • Learning to combine the six tastes of Ayurveda in meals
  • Concept of mindful eating
  • Practice making immunity booster herbal drinks
  • Learning to create a healthy diet plan with seasonal foods

Rishikul YogshalaPulse Reading In Ayurveda

  • Concept of Nadi and its role in pulse reading
  • Classifying the various Nadis
  • Knowing how to interpret the pulse vibrations
  • Learning to assess doshas with pulse reading
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