Teacher Training Course

 Date of Teacher Training Course:

Rishikesh: 7 – 30 March 2019

TTC includes 200 hours of theory and practice of yoga under the careful guidance of experts in the fields of asana, pranayama, shatkarma, meditation, philosophy, anatomy, teaching methodology and psychology.
An unforgettable time of rest in a circle of friends and like-minded people includes trips to the ancient temples, yogi’s caves, rafting down the Ganges, mountain trekking and much more.
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You are sure to benefit from this course, as you will:

  • Undergo training and receive all necessary practical and theoretical information, as well as acquire professional skills for further transformation into a prominent Yoga teacher and practitioner;
  • Systematize your knowledge, improve your professional level of teaching;
  • Receive an international certificate bearing proof of high qualifications;
  • Imbue your life with new beautiful moments in the spiritual heart of Northern India – Rishikesh

And MOST IMPORTANTLY: you will find out how to employ yoga tools to achieve the state of inner peace and equilibrium that does not depend on the outside circumstances!
Our teachers will leave a perpetual imprint on your heart and will lend a hand of support along your way of practicing and teaching.

rishikesh yoga course 01Knowledge coming from the heart

Over the course, you will be learning under the careful guidance of highly qualified experts in different areas: Yoga philosophy, internal and external practices, teaching methodology, anatomy.

A noteworthy person is the course leader, the chief Yoga theory and practice teacher Ravinder Jangra.

Yoga is not what we do, Yoga is what we are. And this thesis applies to Ravinder. Owing to daily perseverant practice, he has managed to achieve incredible results along the path of Yoga. His knowledge is not only that of the mind, it is also the knowledge of the heart.

If you wish to learn Yoga, the way it is described in ancient texts and treatises, to fathom its essence and its genuine purpose, you will be supported by reliable, highly educated and experienced teachers.

Learn more about our Teachers…

The outline of the teaching course

1. History and philosophy of Yoga. This is the basis, an important element to comprehending the entire practical side of Yoga.

          • History of Yoga development.
          • Types of Yoga.
          • Prominent styles of Yoga.
          • «Tapasya Yoga” – major points of practice.
          • Yama-Niyama – moral laws and instructions as an essential element of effective
          • The ancient texts: “Yoga Sutras,” “Hatha Yoga Pradipika,” “Bhagavatgita,” and others.
          • Guru, teacher, instructor, and disciple – relations in the ancient and the modern world. Western and Eastern approaches to learning.
          • The Sanskrit terms for professional tutors.
          • ”Yoga Sutra” of Patanjali.
          • ”Yoga Chitta Vritti Nirodhah”.

2. The Anatomy of Yoga. We will study all notions that internal Yoga practices are based upon.

          • Nadis.
          • Chakras.
          • Prana.
          • 10 types of Prana.
          • Panchkoshas.
          • Panchtattvas.
          • Karmindriya.
          • Dznyanindriya.
          • Manas, buddhi, chitta, ahamkara.
          • Gunas.
          • Doshas.
          • Kundalini Energy.

3. Human anatomy and physiology in the context of external and internal Yoga practices. Even the most advanced practices of yoga involve the physical body, especially the asana’s practice. Therefore, we will be learning the way human physical body is made and functions as a complete (holistic) structure in the context of yoga practice, drawing parallels with the subtle yogic anatomy.

          • Systems of the human body.
          • Skeletal system.
          • Muscular system.
          • Nervous system.
          • Endocrine system.
          • Cardiovascular system.
          • Respiratory system.
          • Immune/Lymphatic systems
          • Digestive system.
          • Urinary system.
          • Reproductive system.

4. External Yoga practices.

          • The theory and practice of Yoga asanas. Injury prevention, contraindications, therapeutic effect of each asana.
          • Tapasya Yoga – the principles of work with the body, attention and breathing in the practicing of asanas.
          • Mudras, bandhas, drishti: energy management methods
          • Groups of asanas. Mastering basic, medium complexity and advanced asanas, depending on the level of preparedness;
          • Vinyasas.

5. Pranayama: theory and practice.

          • The main result of the practice of pranayama.
          • Terms of the pranayama practice, depending on external conditions, and through circumstances, as well as the physical and mental conditions of a student.
          • The therapeutic effect.
          • Pranayama Physiology.
          • The main types of pranayama.
          • Anuloma-Viloma.
          • Ujjayi.
          • Sitali.
          • Sitkari.
          • Bhastrika.
          • Bramari.
          • Surya bheda.
          • Chandra bheda.
          • Murchha.
          • Plavini.

6. Shatkarmas – purification on the physical and mental level in order to gain health, success in personal practice and social life.

          • The structure of Shatkarmas. Types, subtypes, and the therapeutic effect.
          • Shatkarmas in a daily life for the therapeutic purposes.
          • Dhauti.
          • Basti.
          • Neti.
          • Kapalabhati.
          • Nauli.
          • Trataka.

7. Yoga-nidra and meditation. You will experience the powerful transformations with the help of the yoga-nidra practice which appears at the first sight to be quite simple but is in fact difficult for many students. Moreover, you will sense during meditation the importance and necessity of all preparatory practices, such as asanas, pranayama and shatkarmas.

          • Savasana.
          • Yoga-nidra.
          • Fundamentals of meditation.
          • The inner Nada sound.
          • Mantra Yoga. Jappa.
          • Raja (king, true) Yoga.

8. The techniques and methods of teaching Yoga.

          • Teaching techniques: main principles and methods.
          • Construction of various training sequences depending on external factors, fitness level and the number of students.
          • The art of adjestion (correction) in asanas. How, why and when it is necessary to help a student and correct their performance of asanas.
          • The specific features of teaching groups and individuals.
          • The attitude to safely and efficiently teach the basic techniques: pranayama, Yoga-nidra and concentrations.
          • Psychological aspects of teaching.
          • Core elements of successful teaching activities.

9. Personal practice and lifestyle

          • The necessity of regular personal practice for a Yoga teacher
          • Diet
          • Yoga ans sex
          • Day regimen and lifestyle
Cost and discounts

Cost: $ 1500

Included in the price:

          • Accommodation in 2-bed room
          • 2-time vegetarian food
          • All theoretical and practical sessions
          • All the necessary learning materials, including various materials / tools for the Shatkarmas.
          • Hiking to the waterfalls
          • Trekking in the mountains
          • Travel to the ancient temples and caves
          • Rafting
          • Ganga Arati Ceremony
          • Puja ceremony and Eve
          • Satsangs with invited masters and monks

Additional charges:

          • Flight
          • Transfer Rishikesh-Delhi and back
          • Medical insurance
          • Your personal expenses


If you bring a friend to the course who has not previously participated in a seminar of Tapasya Yoga, and learned about the course from you: you will receive a $ 100 discount, and for two friends – $ 200 etc.

The discount for couples and for family members attending the training together is 5% per person.


The Himalayas

The training takes places in the small Indian town Rishikesh – the spiritual center of the North of India located at the foot of the Himalayas on the sacred river of Ganges.

The town takes its name from the word rishi – “a sage”. And indeed, in search of the truth and wisdom, yogis, ascetics, pilgrims, travelers from all corners of the world flow into the city. The visit by the Beatles to the ashram of Maharishi brought world fame to Rishikesh.

When you come here, you will touch upon the origins of spiritual practices, for it is not without grounds that Rishikesh is believed to be the world’s capital of Yoga. You will enjoy the amazing picturesque views and solitude amidst the virgin nature of the Himalayas. Such atmosphere will help you to immerse into practice, to come to know yourself and to find inner equilibrium.

Unforgettable moments in the circle of friends

Meditation in the forest near the Ganges, trips to the waterfalls, ancient temples and caves in the vicinity of Rishikesh, mountain trekking, rafting and many other things will facilitate smooth studies and delightful Yoga practice. And owing to the balanced nutrition, the application of herbal teas, favorable impact of nature, useful knowledge and methods, you will be able to perform a quality cleansing of your body. Having cleansed yourself of waste and toxins, you will free yourself from many emotional issues, strengthen the immune system and will acquire an inexhaustible supply of energy for new accomplishments.

Experience these joyous moments in the circle of like-minded people and friends. Over the time spent practicing and travelling by your side, they can become truly close and dear people to you.

What is in store for us in the spare time:

          • Hiking to the waterfalls
          • Trekking in the mountains
          • Travel to the ancient temples and caves
          • Rafting
          • Ganga Arati Ceremony
          • Puja ceremony and Eve
          • Satsangs with invited masters and monks

Full and Part-time Participation:

The program is open for participants who are not necessarily experienced practitioners and teachers, but also for novice students aspiring to deepen their knowledge and hone their skills in Yoga. Training is done as a step by step process, from simple things to more complicated ones, with individual approach to every student. The entire practical part of the course is custom-tailored for an each participant, taking into account their physical and mental abilities.

Both full and partial participation is possible; you arrive and depart at your sole discretion and you can partake in separate sessions and lectures.

We pay great attention to each student of the course, so the number of participants is limited to mini-groups.

But all the students who are going to undergo certification must have a minimum of 2 years practicing yoga, before they will be accepted onto our course and attend a minimum of 95 % of classes.

Daily schedule:

Seven hours of theoretical and practical classes per day, six days a week, with Sunday off for sightseeing and traveling.

5.00 pranayama, meditation (optional), visit Arati puja at the Ashram.

6.00 – 8.00 theory / practice

8.30 breakfast

11.00 satsang (theory)

16.00 – 18.00 theory / practice

19.00 dinner

21.00 sweet dreams


You need to fill in the registration form and wait for confirmation of your participation (confirmation will be sent within 1 week). After that, you need to pay the registration fee and send us a payment check, a passport-sized photo, and a photo or scanned copy of a valid passport (pages 1, 2, and registration).

The application is necessary to assess the physical and psychological readiness of the candidate for the instructors’ course.

Participant registration is accepted only with full completion of the registration form and payment of the pre-registration fee.

The school retains the right to reject the candidate profile without explanation, although a recommendation for a more suitable course might be given.

If a course is canceled (before the course begins) by the school administration, we will compensate your payment in full.

The registration fee is mandatory and will not be refunded in case of applicant refusal to participate in the course. The registration fee can be transferred to a different course within 2 years (only in the case of advance notice of refusal, but not less than 2 weeks before the course start date).

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