The 500-hour Yoga Teacher Training Course in Rishikesh, India

500-hour Yoga Teacher Training Daily Schedule at Yogshala:

Time Activity
05:00 Rise with the Sun!
06:15 – 6:30 Mantra Chanting
06:30 – 7:30 Shat-kriyas & Pranayama Practices
07:30 – 9:00 Hatha Yoga (Classical)
09:00 – 10:00 Breakfast & Free Time
10:00 – 11:00 Yoga Philosophy
11:00 – 12:00 Yoga Anatomy & Physiology
12:30 – 13:00 Karma Yoga (Seva)
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 16:00 Self-Study / Self-Practice
16:00 – 16:30 Tea Break
16:30 -18:00 Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga
18:00 – 19:00 Relaxation & Meditation
19:00 – 20:00 Dinner
20:00 – 21:00 Self-Study / Free-Time
21:00 Time to rest!
Sunday is a full day off!
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Course Details: RYT 500 – Yoga Alliance
Level Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Duration 10 Weeks
Module Residential with Meals
Course Fee 3500 USD/ 250K INR
Yoga Style Hatha & Ashtanga
Language English
Certificate RYT 500 – Yoga Alliance USA

Upon completion of the 200-hour registered Yoga TTC and the 300-hour registered Yoga TTC, comes your final step of doing 500-hour registered Yoga TTC to establish yourself for the advanced level and bring yourself to the epitome of your yogic practice. One can also directly opt for the 500-hour registered Yoga TTC as it teaches all aspects of the prior courses as well. We provide best in class Yoga Teacher training in Rishikesh at Ekam Drishti Yogshala and we are proud to state – we give huge emphasis on the holistic transformation of our students – physical, mental and spiritual, through our courses. Also, after 6 days for rigorous training, Sunday is kept for excursions and recreational activities in the lap of Himalayas, beside the Ganges River, experiencing waterfalls and beach vibes all at the holy land of Rishikesh, India.

We at Ekam Drishti believe that a tree stands strong only when its roots have a strong foundation and the environment around is suitable, hence placing importance on building knowledge at all levels of trinity – the mind, the body and the soul. The 500-hour TTC course is about perfecting your yogic practice of Hatha Yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga styles of asana while imbibing greater depth on all subjects namely, Anatomy of the human body, its physiology, pranayama, meditation, Dhoshas, Mudra, chakras; and extensive practice of all to bring greater transformation as the next step after 300-hour TTC at our yoga school in Rishikesh.

Once you complete your 500 Hours of training and collect teaching hours after your training (important prerequisite by Yoga Alliance), you would be eligible to register as RYT500 under Yoga Alliance USA and be internationally recognized as a yoga teacher.

The students applying for RYT 500 TTC should have successfully completed the Registered Yoga School (RYS) 200-hour course and RYS 300 TTC. One can directly opt for the RYS 500 TTC also.

Who all should opt for RYS 500 hours Yoga TTC:

  • Those who want to bring balance and health into their lifestyle
  • Those seeking ways to finding ‘Who Am I’, what is your purpose in life or seeking inner bliss in ongoing chaos.
  • Those who have completed RYS 300 Hours TTC and want to sincerely add on to their knowledge
  • Looking for deeper subject insights after 300 Hours into Asana, Yog Nidra, Meditation practice, Pranayama; and combining it with the right food practice (Ayurveda)
  • Those who aspire to become internationally recognised professional Yoga Teacher
  • To gain greater confidence into your yogic practice after 300-hour TTC for better professional opportunities as Yoga teacher.

RYT500 course includes subjects as mentioned:

  • Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • Philosophy of Yoga
  • Yoga Postures (Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga)
  • Practice of Relaxation (known as Yog Nidra, Yog is unite, Nidra is sleep)
  • Pranayama (The science of breath-work)
  • Bandhas (Locking your energy)
  • Meditation
  • Mantra Chanting
  • Study of Asana and Mudras
  • Shatkriya (Internal body-cleansing)
  • Ayurveda – Where your food becomes your medicine
  • Teaching Methodology and
  • Home Assignments and Yoga Practice

Yoga is the oldest tradition that not only focuses on physical body, but also health of the mind and soul, thereby giving holistic health to us as a lifestyle ad this life-long sustaining if followed. To allow that to happen, we provide complete knowledge of Yoga theoretically and through practice to give you a transformational experience you can take home for yourself and your family and friends.

  • Human Anatomy & Physiology – The process of healing our body starts with understanding our body and how it functions. Through Anatomy of human body and its physiology you will get greater insight into the brilliant masterpiece our body is and how to keep it stronger for longer.

Topics include:

  • Introduction about anatomy and physiology
  •  The yogic study of digestive system
  •  The effects of yoga practices on digestive system
  •  Respiratory system
  •  The effects of yoga practices on respiratory system
  •  Effect of yoga posture on muscles and systems
  •  Nadis (energy channels)
  •  Chakras (energy plexus)
  •  Pancha tatwa (five great elements)
  •  Panchakosha (five sheaths)
  •  Pancha pranas(five vital energy)

 

  • Philosophy of Yoga – Setting strong theoretical knowledge foundation through imparting Patanjali Yoga Sutra and Upnishad, introduction to the types of yoga, and respective impact and benefit of each form of Yoga. Introducing you to the eight limbs of yoga and branches of Ashtanga yoga that helps form a strong moral and spiritual base for a more enlightened you. Closing this with helping you inculcate yoga ethics and lifestyle in your daily life.
  • Yoga Postures (Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga) –
  • Meditative steps of performing the hatha yoga; centering, entering, refining, holding, coming out, and reflection
  • Ashtanga-Vinyasa-Yoga flow – series 1
  • Surya-Namaskara (sun salutations) and Chandra Namaskara (Moon Salutations)– Different ways of Salutations with breathwork and chanting and the benefits.
  • Types of Yoga posture- standing poses, sitting poses, backward bending poses, forward bending poses, spinal twisting poses, fire series, inversion poses, shavasana
  • Postural alignment and art of adjustment
  • Counter pose
  • Contraindications
  • Practice of Relaxation (known as Yog Nidra, Yog is unite, Nidra is sleep) – The God head in Hindu mythology Vishnu gains his unlimited spiritual knowledge through being in Yog-Nidra. One can practice a deep meditative state of conscious awareness sleep through Yog Nidra, the reason why it is considered epitome of meditation.
  • Pranayama (The science of breath-work) – It is amazing to know how the right breathework can bring your body, mind and soul in perfect alignment. We are passionate about teaching you how by teaching the below topics:
    • Introduction to the Science of breath
    • Sitting postures for pranayama practice
    • How to establish diaphragmatic breathing before pranayama practice
    • 1:1, 1:2 and 1:4 breathing practices
    • Types of pranayama – nadi shodhana pranayama, ujjayee, kapalabhati, bhastrika, shitali, shitkari, brahmari, and anuloma viloma

 

  • Meditation and Mantra Chanting – Meditation and Mantra chanting is the way to calm the monkey-mind and teach it to focus on what is important. Aligning your body with your soul – This teaches you being in the present moment and being mindful of what’s important to you and also leads you on the journey to find ‘You’ and find your state of permanent bliss even amidst chaos.
  • Bandhas (lock) – Energy is powerful only when utilised in the best way possible. Bandhas are the kriyas in Hatha yoga that enables the doer to perform internal mudra (internal lock) to gain control over our energy, its flow and lock it to channelise it in the desired body parts. Here you will learn three types of Bandhas and their benefits.
  • Study of Asana and Mudras – These are the hand gestures done while breathing practice to guide the energy in and through your body and helps it reach the brain to make you function to your fullest. The course included knowledge on Jnana, Dhyan, Vishnu and Hridaya Mudra. Mudras also help balance energy of our seven chakras.
  • Shatkriya or Shatkarma (Internal body-cleansing) – ‘Shat’ meaning six. Yes, this technique is a combination of six techniques to help cleanse and detoxify your body and helps get rid of diseases that we never understand the source of. Our body becomes what we feed it and most of the times we don’t feed it with nature’s goodness and end up with a body filled with toxins and impurities leading to health problems. The techniques include – Neti for the nasal passage, Dhauti for the digestive tract, Basti is for intestines, Nauli for abdomen health, Kapalbhati cleansing of frontal lobes and Trataka for eyes.
  • Ayurveda – Where your food becomes your medicine! Teaching basic principles of Ayurveda along with the three doshas – Vatta, Pitta, Kapha – learn how to balance them, understanding the Trigunas to create the balanced diet that particularly is unique to your body and helps you maintain the best of your physical and mental health.
  • This subject is all about giving structure to all the learning and reaching perfection. and also understand how to add structure to your yoga classes and conduct classes successfully as a certified Yoga Teacher.

The topics include –

  • Learning to instruct & guide
  •  Main points: Teaching to what you observe, Timing you class, Greeting/Centering, Sequence in teaching,
  •  Theming a specific posture
  •  Classroom Organization
  •  Demonstration
  •  Health Concerns
  •  Language
  •  Modification in Posture
  •  The role of a teacher
  •  The practice and service of teaching yoga

A teacher is good when he/she decides to remain a student for life. Hence, more learning along with ‘abhyas’ (meaning practice) becomes a pertinent part of a being a good teacher. Topics here include:

  •  Class sequences
  •  Develop intention for classes
  •  Self-evaluation
  •  Assignments
  •  Practice teaching
  •  Feed back
  •  Group discussion
  •  Question & answer
  •  Home work

For gaining certificate upon successful completion of 500 TTC from RYS 500 Ekam Drishti Yogshala:
Students need to complete the following requisites:

  • Full Attendance
  • Weekly Assignments
  • Final Teaching Exam
  • Final Written Exam
  • Abiding by School Policy and Code of Conduct – Any violation whatsoever shall result in debarring the student from appearing for final assessment.

What is included in the RYT 500 – Yoga Alliance Course package:

  • Tuition Fee
  • Accommodation – private sanitised room (AC Accommodation at extra cost)
  • Three vegetarian satvic meals per day and afternoon chai-tea
  • Printed Course material, books/study material, yoga mat, Writing pad and pen
  • Free-Wifi (on request)
  • Our complete extra-curricular activities package on off-days (Sunday) (read here)
  • 500 hours Course Certification from Yoga Alliance USA

Note: The course fee does not include:

  • Air fare, travel expenses, Travel insurance
  • Airport transfer to Yogshala facility available at nominal extra cost
  • Laundry Services/Medical Expenses/Any personal expenses/Outside food expenses

Advance Payment: It is mandatory to pay 20% of the total course fee in advance and this is non-refundable in case you are unable to join the course.
The remaining part of the course fee (80%) can be paid upon arrival at the Yogshala. However, full online payment is also allowed. In case of not able to make it for the course, please inform us at least one month prior to course commencement – 20% fee remains non-refundable, 80% of the fee shall be returned in this case.

Code Of Conduct in the Yoga School premises

Please go through the following code of conduct applicable to students participating in courses and activities, as well as non-participating guests at Ekam Drishti Yogshala Yoga School in Rishikesh, during non-class hours, no earlier than 6am and no later than 9pm at night.

  •  No alcohol, drugs, smoking (including vaping, e-cigarettes) or any addictive substance are allowed during student’s stay at school. This applies no matter inside or outside of school premise, including during any extra nights before or after course date, if students are staying at our accommodation. Any alcohol/drug consumption will lead to being asked to leave without certification. If you have a strong habit for smoking, please try to keep it to a minimal and smoke only during Sundays (break day) and at a far distance outside the school premises.

  •  No consumption of non-vegetarian (i.e. meat, poultry, eggs, etc.), within accommodation or school/resort premise. By signing up and booking for this course, you have agreed to our disciplines and our diet requirements that is sattvic vegetarian food – This is important to see real benefits from the course as well.
    Students are responsible for bringing dietary supplements or any doctor approved medication that they required during the duration of the course.

  • No Littering – We pledge to keep our land and environment clean and expect you to support us in our endeavour. Please put all your waste in dustbins or if you don’t fid a dustbin during excursions, then bring your waste to the school premises for responsible disposal of the same. Please do not throw around plastic bottles. It will be highly appreciated if you can use sustainable and eco-friendly ways to minimise your waste production.

  • No verbal or behavioural aggression or misconduct (including passive aggression), towards classmates, school management, teachers and resort staff at any time shall be tolerated.
    This includes gossip, harassment, bullying, or any other behaviour that is inappropriate or disruptive to the welfare of the program or fellow students on the basis of caste, colour, creed, race will attract immediate termination of course for the accused student.

  •  100 % Attendance and Puncuality needs to be adhered to during the course: Students are required to attend 100% of the training hours. Late comers to the class will not be marked present.

  • Use of mobile phones for external communication or social media in class during an ongoing class shall not be condoned and the phone will be confiscated. This is considered disrespectful to teachers and other classmates and disrupts class environment.

  • No late night outs or partying. We kindly request students to be back to school and in your room by 9pm for your safety and to support student’s focus on the training that entails early morning routine and intensive schedule throughout the day. Students are not allowed to sleepover outside of school for the duration of their stay.

  •  No romantic relationship or sexual act with teacher(s) or other students for the duration of your course. Students are strongly advised not to go outside school with a teacher alone, even when student thinks it is not a romantic relationship. Teachers are also not permitted under School Policy to organize trips for students or take a student out for a meal alone.

  • Sexual harassment is highly punishable, however, action shall be taken upon proper investigation for students as well as teachers.

  •  Students are required to sleep in your assigned room for the duration of your stay at school and not allowed to sleepover in another student’s room for any reason.

  •  No outsiders are allowed into student’s bedrooms unless discussed in advance of your program, the guest is checked-in and paid for their stay. Outsider may enter school premise only after requesting permission for each entry from school. He/she is limited to stay only during a certain hour of the day and required to be under supervision.

  • High Volume Music is not permitted: In case students wants to listen to music, it should be at appropriate volume, only if roommate (if any) agrees, only if neighbours do not complain, only during non-class hours, no earlier than 6am and no later than 9pm.