yoga in india
RYT 200 in India

Yoga Teacher Training in India

birth place of yogaIndia is the birthplace of yoga and offers an opportunity to live and breathe true yoga. Nowadays, the real meaning of yoga has been lost in translation, sometimes even to the point that it becomes a purely physical exercise where everyone wants to push their bodies to unnatural limits.

If you want to learn something, it’s usually best to go directly to the source than learning through the grapevine. In India, there are many teachers who are well-versed in the Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita and other philosophical texts.

Yoga is a holistic practice that includes all aspects of life, including diet as well as the study of philosophy. The focus is not only about being healthy and fit; it’s also about how you live. This is where philosophy comes in. It helps us not only find out who we are, but also how to relate to others and live life to the fullest.

We at Siddhi Yoga have been running Yoga Teacher Training Courses for many years, & have selected beautiful locations in India to suit different needs.

Dharamsala for those Who Love the Mountrains

yoga teacher training dharamshalaDharamsala is surrounded by the Dhauladhar range of the Himalayas. Being at a high altitude presents a magnificent view of the majestic mountains in front and the scenic Kangra valley below. The tall pines and rhododendron offer a panoramic view of the entire area. Add the chants coming from various monasteries in and around Dharamsala, and this is a perfectly fitting backdrop for learning yoga. Being in the Himalayas, the weather in Dharamsala is pleasant throughout the summer.

It is home to His Holiness – the Dalai Lama, and many Tibetians who have taken refuge in Mcleodganj, which is a part of this small city in Himachal Pradesh, India. A loose translation of the word Dharamsala is ‘dwelling of spirituality’ and the place holds true to its name. The area has a number of Buddhist monasteries and temples dedicated to Hindu gods and goddesses.

Rishikesh, the Yoga Capital of the world

Rishikesh, the Yoga Capital of the world, for those who want to experience Mother Ganga & like being surrounded by Hindu temples & chanting.

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If you hear reverberating chants of mantras and the gush of the holy river Ganga, and find yogis deep in meditation on one of the Ganga ghats (broad flight of steps leading down to the bank of the river Ganga) – you know you have arrived in Rishikesh – the yoga capital of the world. Located in the foothills of Himalayas, Rishikesh is one of the holiest cities in India. Breathtaking view of the Himalayas, the spiritual atmosphere and presence of some great yogis and their ashrams, stepping afoot Rishikesh sets a heavenly bliss in any yoga enthusiast’s heart.

Requirements

Siddhi Yoga recommends 3-6 months of regular yoga practice before enrollment.

Curriculum

yoga teacher training dharamsala indiaSiddhi Yoga’s foundation is a healing-focused therapeutic technique and workout program based on proper alignment, anatomical awareness and education. The training’s core aim is to restore proper, balanced posture to the body. This is achieved through neutral positioning of the limbs—starting at the feet and moving to the knees, pelvis, spine, ribcage and skull. Modern studies demonstrate that a balanced posture allows the human body to develop strength and stamina, whilst healing faster and more efficiently.

 

We offer a breath-based instructor training, which means your breath will guide you toward the proper posture. This improper use of the muscles involved in breathing, such as the diaphragm leaves other muscles strained with overuse, a prime physiological reason for muscle stress injury. However, the yoga sutras also state that a poor, undeveloped breathing pattern is a powerful source of numerous psychological problems as well. Therefore, along with the proper poses and counter poses, specific pranayama are taught to bring the body into perfect equilibrium. Postural adjustment through yoga asana is a traditional and unique scientific practice. Yoga teachers and therapists with knowledge of this specific technique can help practitioners use their bodies in a more balanced and correct way, both in their yoga practice as well as daily life.

 

Additionally, students will be taught the importance of a proper muscle warmup to prevent injury. Students will also be taught the use of props like blocks, blankets, chairs, bolsters, etc. to reap the full benefits of asana. Props promote healing and recovery from injuries while also aiding in proper alignment in the body.

Some common ailments that yoga can help heal

  • Pain in the hip, pelvis, lower/middle back, abdomen, chest wall
  • Rib cage misalignments
  • Headaches
  • Knee injuries
  • Cervical pain
  • Stress-related problems—insomnia, indigestion and respiratory troubles


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The asanas also help with

  • Building strength and flexibility in all the muscles of the body
  • Lubricating the joints
  • Building stamina and adequate breath
  • Myofascial healing

Learn the skills of true gurus

This training course follows comprehensive Yoga Alliance guidelines, and complements these with rich teachings of traditional yoga that have been handed down to Indian yoga gurus from their ancestors. This creates a deeply yogic environment, going beyond the asanas to provide a comprehensive learning experience to students.

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At Siddhi Yoga you'll learn to:

  • Plan a powerful class
  • Teach a 60, 75 or 90-minute class
  • Be an effective and inspiring instructor
  • Modify poses to accommodate injuries or limitations
  • Inspire and motivate your students
  • Identify areas, both physical and emotional, where your students need help
  • Use therapeutic yoga to alleviate pain
  • Use the body in a therapeutic way in yoga practice & daily life.
  • Deal with physical injuries in a yoga class
  • Combine the scientific & artistic aspects of Vinyasa yoga to create sequences that are healing on all levels of the mind, body and soul.
  • Understand the different systems of the human body studied under Anatomy and Physiology
  • Perform and teach all 30 traditional Hatha Yoga Asanas with correct sequencing along with pranayama, meditation and chanting.
  • Establish a regular meditation practice and guide others in a proper meditation.

Why you should enroll in this course?

  • You’ll be trained by high-caliber instructors
  • You’ll spend a full month living and breathing yoga
  • You’ll find an unprecedented connection with nature
  • You’ll learn, teach, inspire and be inspired by your fellow trainees and instructors
  • You’ll relish the traditional ethos of true yogic lifestyle

 

Is my certificate valid internationally?


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As a graduate of Siddhi Yoga, you will be certified by one of the largest and most-trusted names in yoga training internationally. We have instructed students from over 60 countries. Your certification also qualifies you for Yoga Alliance certification. We use this third party accreditation agency to ensure our quality and international standards are met.

Schedule

Daily Schedule
  • 07:00 – 09:00 Kryias, Pranayama, Asana Practice
  • 09:00 – 10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 – 11:30 Yoga Philosophy
  • 11:30 – 13:00 Alignments/The Art of Teaching Methodology
  • 13:00 – 15:00 Lunch
  • 15:00 – 16:00 Anatomy & Physiology
  • 16:00 – 17:30 Therapeutical Hatha/Vinaysa
  • 17:30 – 18:00 Break
  • 18:00 – 19:30 Meditation
  • 19:30 – 21:00 Dinner

TIME OFF: Saturday afternoons and all day Sundays are free for you to enjoy.

Meet Our Teachers

Course Reviews

Siddhi Yoga Goa Review

Wow! How can ever describe the magic and connectedness of my month long course with Siddhi Yoga. Every element aligned perfectly with our needs and the teaching was comprehensive, supportive and deep. As we journeyed through philosophical landscapes and challenged our physicality in ways we couldn't imagine, so we transcended our daily limitations and entered a space of peace and freedom where we could work with our most powerful selves. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful, I cannot rate this course highly enough. Wish I could go back and do it all again.

-Lottie, United Kingdom
yoga teacher training review by yulee chua from singapore

I must say it is really wonderful to take up this Yoga Teacher Teaching Course in Siddhi Yoga Daramsala. It provides excellent environment at the foot of the Himalayas with spectacular scenic view. The teachers are very experienced, resourceful, practical, passionate, kind and always taking care all of us. The teaching is very systematic, comprehensive and interesting. After one month of vegetarian food in the campus I have become more healthier and started to take more vegetarian food after the course. All of us graduated with a big smile! :)

-YuLee Chua, Singapore
yoga teacher training review by kartin united kingdom

Life changing experience which can definitely be recommended to anyone! My lower back pain of 20 years was cured within 2 weeks partly because of core exercises we were given but I also think the physiotherapeutical angle to the yoga we were taught helped. And the mind blowing philosophy classes probably takes most people on a journey way beyond anything they have experienced before, at least it did for me!

-Katrin, United Kingdom
Siddhi Yoga is an excellent training program that fostered great relationships and learning!

Completing my teacher training with Siddhi Yoga is one of the best decisions I have ever made! My teachers were extremely knowledgeable, loving, and supportive. I learned more than I thought possible. Highly recommended!

-Sarah, United States
yoga teacher training review by swati from india

This course is a Beautiful combination of clinical and excellent life style modification, through physical mental and spiritual understanding and knowledge. Teachers are awesome and good focus on application of Yoga in our today's life.

I had befriended my sciatica pain because had tried many treatments, but just in a week my pain has subsided. Have gain my mental strength, awareness, good posture.

Made lovely friends and after ages laughed my heart out with all of them. Loved being here and will ensure my teacher's effort on me won't go waste. Thanks a ton to Guruji, Sindhuja, Ritesh, Dr. Amrita, Gurumukh and both Sonu's.

-Swati, India
yoga teacher training review by gassira from djibouti

I recommend this teacher training course to anyone that has a passion for Yoga and wants to share that passion with others! From the true yoga aspect that yoga is all about experiencing a joining of mind, body and soul, my experience was a successful 1000%. Completing this course is one of the proudest accomplishments in my life. We all came from different positions in life, we shared them and melded to join together to complete this journey -to commitment to learn how to teach the wonderful lessons of Yoga. IT has truly taught me to accept discomfort on the mat and I bring that off the mat to help cope with everyday business life. I have learned to meditate - everyday. Thank you to all of my teachers.

-Gassira, Djibouti
yoga teacher training review by edith from canada

I was very happy with my YTT. I am looking forward to starting to teach yoga myself and would consider Siddhi Yoga when I'm ready to complete further training.

-Edith, Canada
yoga teacher training review by jana from canada

The school was absolutely amazing, I learn so much about so many different styles of yoga. I would recommend this school to anyone who want to learn Yoga to its depth. I definitely plan on going back for my 300 hour course hopefully in Bali. Siddhi Yoga made my experience during my stay life changing. The teachers are Extremely qualified. Thank you Siddhi Yoga for all you taught me. Namaste Jana

-Jana, Canada

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Why should I do an all-inclusive intensive training?

Siddhi Yoga has run yoga teacher trainings for years throughout the world. We understand your needs, value your time and cultivate the best settings in the world to deepen your yoga practice.

Our programs are the culmination of exquisite locations, outstanding vegetarian/vegan food and irreplaceable community. Your stay will be memorable and hassle-free.

Students come to Siddhi Yoga from all over the world to learn yoga and live the yogic lifestyle. This includes countries like Australia, Argentina, Austria, China, France, Greece, Indonesia, Netherlands, Poland Russia, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, UK, the USA and many more. We’re proud to be a leading yoga teacher training school in India and are happy to discuss whether we’re a fit for you.

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