100 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh
Satbodh Yoga School’s 100-hour (15 days) Yoga and Ayurveda YTTC in Rishikesh comprises two subjects which are parts of the Yogic Whole that encompasses whole life as part of Universal Life.
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100 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course in Rishikesh
Satbodh Yoga School’s 100-hour (15 days) Yoga and Ayurveda Teacher Training Course in Rishikesh is a combined one, two important subjects thoughtfully fused into one. This course is being brought to you at the critical time when the people across the globe are living under stress and fear, Corona looming large, showing its red eyes.
We can get rid of this fear if we decide to re-bond with Nature, the perennial storehouse of strength and power, through a change of diet and adopting Ayurveda in our life together with simple and effective yogic kriyas.
We have doubtlessly drifted far away from Nature, from the simple art of yogic living, of deriving sustenance and cures from what exist in Nature in abundance. This is why we are stressed, our immunity dangerously compromised, making us vulnerable.
So, we must return where we really belong to, to Nature and natural living, through readopting in life what the sages and rishis handed out to us thousands of years ago.
Satbodh 100 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh can help build an invincible immunity in us through practice of asanas and pranayamas, together with using natural herbs and plants, home remedies, spices like turmeric and ginger.
Principal Features of Yoga & Ayurveda
Yoga is multi-dimensional. Hatha Yoga, in particular, deals with body, our material base. But the body must be purified and freed from the restlessness inherent in it through asanas.
This process is supported by a series of pranayamas which help control of breath. Control of breath is immensely important, for breath holds the key to the life-forces operating in body.
In course of practicing these asanas and pranayamas competently supported by meditation, we grow progressively aware of the inner functions of the body and the operations of the life forces. This awareness helps us control them and move on towards the pure Consciousness we have been striving to reach through yoga.
Ayurveda is an old science of natural healing. Many researchers consider it as the oldest form of healing science. It is difficult to ascertain how old it is, but it can be safely affirmed that it is as old as the Vedas.
“Ayurveda” is a Sanskrit word, comprising two words-“ayur” meaning life and “veda” meaning knowledge. Combined, it means Knowledge of Life. Given its antiquity, some scholars claim that it is the “Origin of All Healing.”
Ayurveda believes that good health can be maintained through body, mind and soul being soundly balanced. It promotes whole body health more than fighting diseases. However, it has time-tested remedies for specific illnesses.
Yoga & Ayurveda complementary pillars of healing structure
Yoga & Ayurveda Heal Integrally, Parts as Whole
Yoga and Ayurveda are related integrally. They support each other in healing and rebuilding body. Yoga builds and boosts internal immunity through its traditional tools of asanas, pranayamas, shatkarmas, bandhas, mudras and meditation while Ayurveda, an eco-friendly treatment, can prevent, control and even heal by boosting external immunity through its wealth of natural herbs and home remedies.
Keeping in view the present predicament of mankind reeling under the Corona virus pandemic, Satbodh Foundation has introduced this 100 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh (15 days) with Ayurveda Course in Rishikesh.
This combined course provides the students with a unique opportunity to learn both yoga and ayurveda sciences in unison.
- Yoga and Ayurveda work in unison
- Yoga builds internal immunity
- Ayurveda builds external immunity
- Together, they ensure complete health
- The course offers opportunity to learn both
Allopathy and Ayurveda Support Each Other
As per the conventional idea, Allopathy and Ayurveda are exclusive, opposed to each other. But we should rid ourselves of this exaggerated opposition between these two therapeutic systems. True, their focuses are different. But they should not be seen as hostile to each other. They can work in conjunction with better results.
Allopathic system focuses on diseases and opts for drugs and surgeries when required. Ayurveda focuses more on restoring the right balances of the life energies operating in body rather than on the diseases.
Allopathy is indispensable for health emergencies. Sometimes there seems to be no alternative to administering strong drugs and even going for surgeries. This is how lives are saved.
Ayurveda can play its role, post-surgery and also during convalescence period when the body is weakened by strong drugs and surgeries. It can help rebuild the enfeebled body through its natural therapy.
- Allopathy & Ayurveda believed as opposed to each other
- We should rid ourselves of this antipathy
- They can work in conjunction perfectly
- Allopathy is indispensable for health emergencies
- Ayurveda plays its role, post-surgery, during convalescence period
Why Join Satbodh Yoga School?
The 100 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh is being offered by Satbodh Yoga School to lead the students into the treasure trove of classical Yoga and Ayurveda which remain preserved in the bosom of India for thousands of years, unalloyed and pure.
The course is all the more relevant in the present uncertain time when we have been reeling under the threat of the dreaded virus. The course has been meticulously crafted to introduce the seekers to the therapeutic uses of both yoga and ayurveda.
Upon completion of this Yoga and Ayurveda certification course, the students would be certified to teach by Satbodh Yoga School
Yoga & Ayurveda Therapy
Yoga is not just a spiritual journey inward but also a powerful tool of natural therapy.
Yoga therapy, comprising numerous asanas, pranayamas, shatkarma, bandha and mudra supported by meditation, can go a long way in enhancing both physical and mental health of human.
Practice of hatha yoga is conventionally known for its stress-relief exercises. But taken in its deeps, it means much more. Together with relieving one of stress, it improves physical and mental health wholly, deeply and naturally.
At a time when mental ailments are afflicting humanity, yoga can play its role in strengthening mind enough to keep it free from depression that often leads into Melancholia. Mental illnesses spring from lack of harmony between mind and life forces. What is needed is the restoration of the harmony.
- Yoga is a powerful tool of natural therapy
- Tools are asanas, pranayamas, shatkarma, bandha, mudra & meditation
- Yoga is not just stress-relief exercises
- It enhances all-round physical and mental health
- Yoga helps fight mental diseases
Ayurveda therapies are parts of the natural system of healing which includes uses of herbal remedies, home remedies, special diet, massage therapies, oils and common spices rich with medicinal properties, natural laxatives and others.
As it ascribes diseases to lack of balance in the body it seeks to restore the balance through natural therapies.
The fulcrum of Ayurveda is based on the concept that health depends on the maintenance of the right harmony between the body, the life forces, the mind forces and the universal forces.
It detects the doshas (imbalances) through its conventional diagnosis process and seeks to eliminate the doshas by restoring balance in the body functioning.
Moreover, it recognizes that each human being is unique, with special strengths and weaknesses, responding differently to life forces, thus requiring variable treatment.
- Ayurveda therapy is natural system of healing with time-tested efficacy
- Based on harmony of body/ life/mind forces and universal forces
- It uses herbal & home remedies, massage therapies and common spices
- It detects doshas (imbalances) through ayurvedic diagnosis
- Ayurveda considers every human being as unique with special features
Essence of Yoga and Ayurveda
Hatha Yoga: Science of Purification
Hatha yoga is a simple science with a profound philosophy. Its benefits are manifold. Asanas detoxify body, pranayamas purify and steady breath and meditation quiets down the ever-active mind. Hatha yoga facilitates health because of its emphasis on harmony of different organs of the body. It views them as a whole and not as separate parts operating independently on their own.
- Asanas detoxify body
- Paranayamas purify breath
- Meditation brings silence in noisy mind
- Hatha yoga emphasizes harmony of different organs of the body
- It views body as a whole, not a medley of separate parts
Ayurveda: Hope amidst health uncertainty
Ayurveda, working with the basic elements of fire, water, earth, wind and ether, has the full potential of building an unshakable immunity system in man- the greatest priority now- when we are living under grave health uncertainty. The beauty of Ayurveda is that it boosts immunity naturally through medicinal herbs and plants as well as simple home remedies and spices.
- Ayurveda works with the basic elements of fire, water, earth, wind and ether
- Ayurveda builds immunity, naturally, through herbs and plants
- Home remedies can act as healing magicians
- Ayurveda involves diet and lifestyle
- It helps us with stress-free life
Yoga and ayurveda clubbed as Mission
It is a fact universally acknowledged that consistent practice of yogic kriyas provides the practitioners with un-ageing youth, superabundance of energies and long, disease-free, healthy life. When the yoga practices are combined with the natural healing of ayurveda it is a double blessing for us.
Now, we are living under phobia-the Virus phobia, forcing us into safe isolation, warmth of relation taking a beating in the hands of anxiety, uncertainty and sense of dread bordering on panic.
This is the ideal time to look to yoga and ayurveda, the time-tested sciences of the right art of living and the natural art of healing. This is the prudent way to living in confidence armed with unbreakable immunity.
Satbodh Yoga School is happy to offer the 100 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh at this critical time of humanity.
Yoga: Energy Blocks Unclogged
Mind cannot be purified unless the body is sufficiently purified and without the purification of both, the Universal Energy that seeks to flow in cannot enter.
The energy blocks must be unclogged and once these blocks are removed the universal energy will move, wave-like, through the channels of the physical frame, moving up to the brain, giving one the health and force which are denied to the normal life lived in the limited individualized consciousness.
Purification of the body through Yoga kriyas involves a number of methods meant to purify the body of six debilitating impurities.
- Purification of body and mind enables Universal Energy enter & transform
- Energy blocks must be removed through yogic kriyas
- Universal Energy must be enabled to flow in without obstruction
- Removal of energy blocks bestows one with health and force denied to normal life
- Purification kriyas purify body of six impurities
Ayurveda: Diagnosis and Treatment
Ayurvedic diagnosis involves detection of the origin and cause of the imbalance in the body that is supposed to cause the illness. The assessment of the main signs and symptoms helps the practitioner to detect the nature of the imbalance.
The practitioner also questions and observes the patient as well as physically examines him-pulse, tongue, eyes and others. He reaches the conclusion through them supported by his experience-based inference.
He may recommend lifestyle changes and special diet together with herbs. Sometimes, he recommends panchakarma to rid the body of accumulated toxins.
- Ayurvedic diagnosis detects the origin of the imbalance in body
- Signs and symptoms help the practitioner detect nature of imbalance
- The practitioner questions & observes the patient
- He also physically examines pulse, tongue, eyes and others.
- He recommends natural remedies, panchakarma to remove toxins
Harmony with Universe
The uniqueness of Ayurveda therapy is that it assesses health of an individual in terms of his harmony or lack of harmony with the universal forces.
It believes that everything that exists in the universe-animate or inanimate-are connected.
If one’s body, mind and soul stand in harmony with the universe he must be having a robust health.
When the harmony is disrupted one falls sick. The causes which disrupt this balance are varied-genetic, climatic, emotional and others.
- Ayurveda assesses harmony or lack of harmony with universal forces
- It believes all things, living or non-living, are connected
- Body, mind and soul harmonized with universal forces mean health
- Harmony when disrupted brings illness
- Genetic, climatic, emotional and other causes disrupt the balance
Yoga & Ayurveda Curriculum
Hatha Yoga Practical
The Satbodh 100-hour (15 days) yoga teacher training course’s practical curriculum is complete and comprehensive-all components like alignment- adjustment-modification included. Focused on the relaxation and purification techniques of hatha yoga, it begins with the relaxing asanas followed by pranayamas and meditation. It also includes teaching on yogic anatomy and physiology and studies of several systems in human body like circulatory system, digestive system, muscular system, cardiovascular system, respiratory system and nervous system.
Asanas in hatha yoga keep the body in static postures so that the body becomes free to receive and absorb the energies coming from universal nature. Practice of some selected asanas boosts immunity and unlocks energy blocks, stirring supernormal energies lying untapped in us. Asanas, if taught by competent teachers, are easy to learn and practice.
- Asanas help body into static postures
- Through asanas body becomes free to receive universal energies
- Asanas boost immunity and remove energy blocks
- They finally stir supernormal energies lying untapped
- Asanas are easy to learn
Pranayama means breathing with awareness, a slow and deep process involving inhalation, exhalation, internal breath retention and external breath retention. As per hatha yoga texts, breath is the principal power of the body to connect the life energy playing out. It is supposed to be a double gift. First, it completes the purification of the physical frame started through asanas and second, it rouses the powers hidden in us.
- Pranayama is breathing with awareness
- It involves inhalation, exhalation, internal breath retention, external breath retention
- Breath is the principal power of body to connect life energy
- It completes purification started through asanas
- It rouses hidden powers of nature
Sitting quiet in a certain pose, eyes closed, is not meditation. Meditation signifies a will of our Consciousness, seeking to replace the outward-looking surface mind with a deeper awareness. The practical curriculum includes dynamic & static meditation, group/ solo meditation and meditation on breath. Through meditation, one seeks to touch and connect consciousness, erratic mind completely mastered.
- Meditation helps replace the outward-looking mind with deeper awareness
- Dynamic & static meditation included in practical curriculum
- Also included group/ solo meditation and meditation on breath
- Meditation helps touch and connect consciousness
- Mediation helps silence restless mind
Bandha & Mudra
Bandha means locking action to conserve energy: a powerful tool to break the knots lying in body chakras and arouse the supernormal kundalini: the coiled serpent of the primal Energy sleeping within. Once the kundalini is awakened the consciousness freely ascends to higher reams of awareness. Mudras are particular yogic gestures practised in hatha yoga along with asana, pranayama and meditation. It enhances our inherent energy.
- Bandha means locking action to conserve energy
- It breaks knots lying in body chakras and arouse the supernormal kundalini
- Kundalini awakening helps consciousness ascend to higher reams of awareness
- Mudras are yogic gestures practised with asana, pranayama & meditation
- It enhances our inherent energy
The Sanskrit word “Shatkarma” means mainly six purification practices or kriyas – neti, dhauti, nauli, basti, trataka and kapalbhati. Further, Shatkarma, practised in accord with the well-defined systems of hatha yoga, helps remove the toxins from the body and make the mind strong and well-balanced that remains unaffected by the endless pressures of normal life.
- Shatkarma means mainly six purification kriyas
- They are neti, dhauti, nauli, basti, trataka and kapalbhati
- Shatkarma helps remove the toxins from body
- Shatkarma makes mind strong to withstand life pressures
Anatomy and Physiology
Anatomy is the study of the structure and relationship of multiple body parts while Physiology explains how various systems in the body function together as a single unit.
Anatomy includes practical studies of tissues, bones, muscles, joints and organs. Physiology includes central nervous system, digestive system, cardio vascular system and others.
A yoga teacher must be familiar with the practical sides of these two sciences to understand the limitations of the body and about how to modify them on way to yogic experiences.
- Anatomy is study of the structure of multiple body parts
- Physiology studies various body systems functioning as a single unit
- Anatomy studies tissues, bones, muscles, joints & organs
- Physiology studies nervous system, digestive system, cardio vascular system among others
- A yoga teacher must be familiar with the practical knowledge of these two sciences to help body outgrow limitations
Theoretic training introduces the seekers to the philosophy underlying the five principal components of basic yoga. Further, it helps them understand why they are still relevant in contemporary world. Moreover, theoretical training includes basic knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology. This helps the seekers understand how practice of asanas and pranayamas impact various organs of human body, how we can overcome the body’s limitations in the exciting journey into the supra-physical realms of our existence.
A method of spiritual union with super-consciousness
‘Ashta’ means eight and ‘Anga’ means limbs
Devotion for the chosen deity for realization
Yoga of action with no desire of results
‘Prana’ means subtle life forces and ‘Ayam’ means controlling prana
A practice to make mind one-pointed
Himalayan Herbs and Home Remedies
When exactly men started using spices and herbs is difficult to determine. But we can assume that they started using them much before the advent of recorded history.
The nomadic groups are supposed to have experimented with the wild leaves, roots, flowers and seeds and collected knowledge of their curative and nourishing properties over the years. Later, with the advent of agriculture, the people collected these plants from the forests and grew them in their fields.
The Himalayan region is a rich repository of medicinal plants and spices. Ayurveda, which is believed to have developed during the Rig Veda period, adopted the medicinal herbs for its healing system.
Ayurvedic medicines are made from natural resources, mostly from the herbs. Ayurveda collects its medicinal ingredients mostly from the Himalayan region.
- Ashvagandha, Tulshi, Neem, Giloy, Haritaki, Amla, Bahira and Alovera are some of the Himalayan herbs used in preparing Ayurvedic medicines
- Home remedies, too, are parts of Ayurvedic treatment and medicines. Black pepper, cloves, turmeric, coriander, daalchini, elaichi and jeera are some of the spices believed to have medicinal properties
Theory Part of Ayurveda Curriculum
Ayurveda is not just the most ancient yet thriving medical science but it is also rich with philosophical and experimental foundations built over several millennia. It is unique because of its holistic, inclusive approach to health. It is again distinctive since it considers every human being as unique with special health patterns and needs. It encompasses in its inclusive scope the physical, mental and spiritual health. It treats naturally, through herbs.
- History and Philosophy of Ayurveda
- Constitution of Body-Mind complex
- Subtle structure of human body
- Panchamahabhuta (Five elements of the universe)
- Impact of weather/season on health
- Special ayurvedic diet
- Detoxification of body
- Rejuvenation of metabolism
- Treating diseases at the roots
- Internal and external treatments
- Tridosha Concept
- Sapta Dhatu (Seven body tissues)
- Detailed Understanding of Agni (Digestive Fire)
- Strotas (Channels of the body)
- Koshta (Digestive tract)
- Study of oils used in varied massages
Practical Ayurveda includes knowledge of the body constitution and varied health patterns of individuals. Practical knowledge of diagnosis and detoxification through panchakarma is included. It introduces the seekers to the specific foods suggested in the science of ayurveda for quick healing. Varied massaging therapies are important parts of practical ayurveda. Also, the natural healing with home remedies and medicines made of medicinal herbs and spices figure prominently in ayurveda practical.
- 8-fold diagnosis
- Full body self-massage
- Basics of Abhyanga (massage to others)
- Massage of Heads/Face/Feet/Hands
- Swedana– the herbs used for Ayurvedic Steam
- Marma Points for self-healing
- Dinacharya Techniques for daily detoxification
- Panchakarma (Detoxification Techniques)
Facilities & Inclusions
Satbodh School of Yoga pledges to take full care of the aspirants during the training program to make sure that they return on completion of the course with a new life, new hope and new light for all.
The trainees would be provided with nutritious vegetarian foods, tasty and nourishing, cooked in accord with the science of ayurveda, with the finest of farm-fresh vegetables and health-enhancing nature-fresh spices. They are yogic diets rich with immunity boosting ingredients. Non-vegetarian food, smoking and drinking alcohol are, however, strictly prohibited on the school premises during the course
Satbodh Yoga School will arrange accommodation at its ashram located amidst serene silence of lush green forest, cradled in the Himalayas.
We respect personal space of all the trainees. They will stay undisturbed, in proximity to nature. Accommodation will be provided as per the requirement –double or single room with A/C or non-A/C facilities.
Schedule & Fee
100 Hour Yoga Teacher Training courses in India
Booking Dates for Year 2022
|1 Nov 2022- 15 Nov 2022|
|18 Nov 2022 – 2 Dec 2022|
|6 Dec 2022 – 20 Dec 2022|
Booking Dates for Year 2023
|1 Jan 2023 – 15 Jan 2023||18 Jan 2023 – 1 Feb 2023|
|6 Feb 2023 – 20 Feb 2023||25 Feb 2023 – 11 Mar 2023|
|15 Mar 2023 – 30 Mar 2023|