500 Hour Residential Hatha, Ashtanga yoga teacher training course in India registered with Yoga Alliance, USA at Arogya Yoga School. This course is for those who are already acquired the 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Course. If you have not done a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training and still you may undertake one of our 200 hour Yoga TTC and then pursue 300 hour course for 500 hour Yoga certification. The course duration comprises of ten weeks. It is a wonderful space that you create for yourself for the ten weeks and learn to establish both as student and a teacher of yoga. The course nurtures physically and mentally. One can draw the corrective which is most wanted in order to make our inner life more perfect, more comprehensive and more universal. Arogya yoga school can assist you towards excellence the art and science of yoga. This course will allow you to discover a new dimension to learn, teach and appreciate yoga
There exists at present a good deal of misconception with regard to the practices of yoga. Yoga philosophy is needed to get linked with tradition by a direct reference to the treatises. This class will allow students to understand and appreciate the classical literature of Yoga. The philosophy of yoga is an integrated view of life. It includes an understanding nature of existence, man and his role in investigating true self.
Origin of Yoga
Different Paths of Yoga
Obstacles in Yoga
Ashtanga Yoga (8 Limbs)
• Panch Kosha
• Annamaya Kosha
• Pranamaya Kosha
• Manomaya Kosha
• Jnanamaya Kosha
• Anandamaya Kosha
Orientation of Patanjali's yoga sutra:
In the Yoga sutras, Patanjali has provided a very scientific and practical exposition of the philosophy and practice yoga. One very important section of the book describes what is commonly called Ashtanga yoga or Eight Limbs of yoga which provides practical guidelines for experiencing the ultimate state of consciousness.
Orientation of Hathayoga Pradipika:
This is a classic text on Hatha Yoga written by yogi Swatmarama. The instructions given in the text is very useful in understanding the mechanics of the body and channelizing the energies to establish harmony. By bringing balance between sun and moon, one can prepare for a higher possibility. Hatha Yoga – Introduction, relationship of Hathayoga and Rajayoga, greatness of Hathayoga, Hathayogi lineage, importance of Hatha Yoga, Destructives and constructive of yoga, methods of Hathayoga Practice and Yogic diet
Orientation of Gheranda Samhita:
Gheranda samhita and Hathayoga Pradipika are two of the older main Hatha Yoga text available in India. Dated back a few hundred of years, they are still studied today to understand the therapeutic aspect of Hatha Yoga. Ghatayoga – Introduction, seven step yoga, benefits, purificatory techniques, classification practicing methods and benefits, a comparative study of Hathayoga and Ghata yoga.
Orientation of Upanishad:
The Upanishads (defined as "to sit with one's self" or "to sit in the presence of the master") are the insights gained by the yogis. It discusses liberation through wisdom. This is the end portion of the Vedas, and the subject of yoga is presented in a conversational form. It is very easy to comprehend the discussion of yoga through the Upanishads. The quality of discrimination between real and unreal unfolds during the study of the Upanishads. Studying the Upanishads helps the practitioner to implement yoga in their daily lives. A study of the Upanishads inspires the question of, Ko Ham? Who am I?
This class provides a meticulous understanding of Anatomy and Physiology of the human organ systems key to one's yogic practice, with a brief discussion of the remaining organ systems. The correlation between the physiology and the psycho-philosophical nature of the human organ systems is also discussed.
Joints and Range of Motion
Physiology of Asana
• Back Bend
• Forward Bend
Physiology of Pranayama
Stress and Homeostasis
Physiology of Meditation
Lesson Planning, Practical and Written Assessment
This class provides a meticulous understanding of Anatomy and Physiology of different systems.
(i) Musculo-Skeletal System : Muscle - Classification - Histology - properties of each type - distribution - Mechanism of muscle contraction (Brief) - neuromuscular transmission (Brief), ligaments, tendons, Skeleton-Bones-types, Structure & function, Spinal column. Joints - Types, Structure, Function.
(ii) Blood and Immune System : Composition of blood corpuscles - R.B.C., W.B.C., Platelets. Plasma, Haemoglobin - Coagulation of blood and anticoagulants. Blood groups and its importance, lymphatic system, Immunity - types & mechanism.
(iii) Cardiovascular system : Anatomy of Heart and blood vessels - -Innervation of heart - Properties of cardiac muscle - Control of cardiac cycle and circulation - Cardiac output - Blood pressure.
(iv) Respiratory System : Anatomy-Gross & Histological - Mechanism of Breathing, Exchange of gases Pulmonary function tests-lung volumes - Control of respiration.
(v) Digestive system: Anatomy - Gross and Histological - Mechanism of secretion of - Saliva, Gastric Juice, Pancreatic Juice, Bile, Intestinal secretion - Role of these secretions in digestion of food, Absorption and assimilation and formation of faeces.
(vi) Excretory System and temperature regulation : Anatomy-Gross & Histology - Functions of glomerules and renal tubules Micturition and composition of urine - structure and functions of skin-Regulation of body temperature.
(vii) Endocrine System : Anatomy - Gross & Histological, Thyroid, Parathyroid, Supra - renal, Pituitary, Islets of Langerhans - Function of thyroid and parathyroid harmone, effect of hypo and hyperactivity on the body. Hormones of supra-renal and their action and effect of hypo & hyper activity on the body. Hormones of pituitary gland- its action and effect of hypo & hyper activity on the body. Role of insulin in glucose metabolism.
(viii) Central Nervous System : Anatomy - Gross - Cerebrum, cerebellum, Spinal cord. Histology - Nerve - structure and properties of neurons - Nerve - Action Potential - generation propagation - factors influencing. Classification of neurons and nerve fibers Receptors and reflex arc. Functions and important connections of Cerebrum, Pons, Medulla, Thalamus, Hypothalamus, Cerebellum - Autonomic nervous system - Sympathetic and parasympathetic - anatomy & functions.
(ix) Physiology of main Asanas
(x) Physiology of breathing
(xi) Physiology of stretching
(xii) Common yoga injuries and its prevention
To structure and sequence a class
Teaching different meditation techniques
Organizing and preparing for workshop
Principles of demonstration, observation, alignment and correction.
Joints and Range of motion
Muscular system i
Muscular system ii
Physiology of Asana
Asana – standing
Asana – back bend
Asana – forward bend
Asana – twist
Asana – inversion
Physiology of Pranayama
Nervous system i
Nervous system ii
Stress and homeostasis
Physiology of Meditation
Lesson planning, Practical and written Assessment
Mantra is a word or sound repeated to aid concentration in meditation. The reverberating sound harmonious the body and mind.
Adho mukha vrkshasana
Ardh matsyendra asana
Parivritti janu sirshasana
Back bend postures
Forward bend postures
Ardh padam paschimotanasana
Adho mukha svanasana
Bak dhayan asana
You have to prepare yourself for the day with the enthusiastic mindset so that it reflects throughout the day. Early risers often have very well established sleep routines. This means going to bed early, and most likely at the same time every day is also a practice of discipline in the path of yoga.
Herbal tea is effective drink in improving metabolism an enhancing health status
yogic cleansing helps in detoxing the body and allows to enjoy the practice of asana and pranayama
Chanting helps the practitioner experiences a clearing of consciousness, peace of mind, and relief from unwanted drives and habits. As one develops more realization by chanting, he perceives the original, spiritual existence of the self. According to the Bhagavad-gita, this enlightened state "is characterized by one's ability to see the self by the pure mind and to relish and rejoice in the self "
The word "Prana" stands for life force and this is believed to be the vital energy or life force that encompasses the body. This also serves as the link between the consciousness and the mind. ... Once the breath is still, your mind is still as well
You will have the explanations of each posture and learn how to assist, how to teach postures, and why postures are important
Enjoy the morning and a delicious yogic breakfast
Here the Students will learn anatomy and physiology relevant to yoga in order to strengthen their classroom explanations, cues, and corrections of asana.
Philosophy: This class will prepare students to read and understand Patanjali's Yoga Sutras. Each Friday, students will lead a discussion reflecting on the week's readings. Before class, students should write down one question on a notecard directly related to the day's reading and give this to the teacher at the start of class.
Enjoy the delicious yogic Food
This time can used for either self-study or relaxation
Revitalize your body with a delicious meal.
Practice of traditional sequence comprising asana, pranayama and Dhyana.
Enjoy the nutritious meal with love.
Learn to practice sleep consciously
500 hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India offered by Arogya Yoga. Certified by Yoga Alliance, USA -RYS 200, RYS 300
» Single Accommodation
» Daily nutritious vegetarian meals, detox juices and teas
» Weekend excursions
» yoga material ( books, yoga t-shirt, body cleansing kit, etc)
» One the himalayas sightseeing trip
» Couples and share accommodation can avail 10% discount by sharing a room.
Teaching starts from early in the morning.
Respectful behavior is mandatory at all times on and off the premises.
Respect the rules and regulations Arogya Yoga School.
Course fees are non-refundable.
Before departure from Arogya Yoga School, students must return all books from the library.
Non veg. food, smoking and drinking alcohol are not allowed on the Arogya Yoga School premises.
Silence should be maintained between 10 PM until the morning.
Regular home work should be completed.
All classes are mandatory to attend unless you are ill.
As a part of the evaluation procedure there will be an assessment for certification.
Arogya Yoga School reserves the right to disqualify any students at anytime during the course for misconduct.
Eating and drinking (anything other than water) is NOT ALLOWED in the yoga halls.
Use of electronic gadgets (i.e., mobile phones, laptops, tablets) during lectures is STRICTLY PROHIBITED.
During asana practice leave all jewelry, books, extra clothing, book bags and purses in your room. Only yoga mat and water bottles permitted in yoga hall.
Management expects all students to clear your practice space immediately following your practices.