Yoga training teachers course in India (YTTC)
Dates of the course
From September 19 to October 13 – 2016 (1st EDITION – CLOSED)
From February 02 to March 14 – 2017 (2nd EDITION – OPENED)
2.190 € in triple shared room
2.390 € in double shared room
2.590 € in individual room
Gurukul Kangri University of Haridwar (Uttarakhand, India)
The course will be English with translation to Spanish, French and Portuguese.
The school of Yoga GuruVir is organizing a Yoga course in the Holy City of Haridwar in collaboration with the Department of Human Consciousness and Yogic Science of the Gurukul Kangri University (Haridwar, India) during the month of September 2016. So far the Yoga GuruVir School has already organized several multiple-day yoga courses in different parts of Spain.
Haridwar is located at the foot of the Himalaya Mountains, bathed by the holy river Ganges and at 20 km from the town of Rishikesh, which is considered the world capital of Yoga.
The directors of the course are Dr. Ishwar Bhardwaj (Professor and Head of Department of Human Consciousness and Yogic Science) and the teacher of Yoga Vicente Mari Soucase (Director of the school of Yoga GuruVir).
Four weeks of theoretical and practical training in all aspects of Yoga, composed of 300 hours spread over 90-minute classes. After successful completion of the course, an international Diploma issued by the Gurukul Kangri University in Haridwar (Uttarakhand, India) will be delevereed to the participants. The diploma provides the title of Professor of Yoga, recognized by the Yoga Alliance in the standard of 300 hours in the registration of schools of Yoga (Registered Yoga School Standards).
These TTYC were established by Gurukul Kangri University in 1984. In 1990, this university took an initiative towards the introduction of the Yoga discipline as an elective subject at Graduation level. In 1992, the Gurukul Kangri University introduced a Post-graduate program in Yogic Science by starting two years course for MA/MSc. In 1996, the Gurukul Kangri University started with a PhD. Program in Yogic Science. In 2002, under the sponsorship in UGC New Delhi, the university established a fully fledged department of Human Consciousness and Yogic Science to carry out the Yogic activities in academic field and thereby fulfilling the needs of yoga teachers in Northern India.
The proposed course is the first of its kind held in this University and it is aimed at foreign Yoga teachers and/or practitioners.
The program is based on the five points of yoga that can be applied in a practical way in the four traditional paths of yoga:
- Correct exercises (Asanas)
- Accurate breathing (Pranayama)
- Appropriate relaxation (Savasana)
- Adequate food (Vegetarian)
- Positive thinking and meditation (Vedanta und Dhyana)
Details of the daily program
|06:00 – 08:30||Yoga practice: Asanas, Pranayama, Meditation, etc|
|08:30 – 09:30||Breakfast|
|09:30 – 12:30||Theoretical talk: Fundamentals of Yoga, principles and Hatha Yoga practice|
|12:30 – 15:00||Lunch and Rest|
|15:00 – 16:30||Theoretical talk: Health and hygiene, yogic therapy and planning|
|16:30 – 19:00||Yoga practice: Asanas, Pranayama, Meditation, etc|
|19:00 – 20:00||Dinner|
|20:00 – 22:00||Video / Satsang / Meditation|
Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya (GKVU) was founded on March 4, 1902 by Swami Shraddhanandaji with the sole aim to revive the ancient Indian Gurukula System of education, on the bank of Ganges at a distance of about 6 km. from Haridwar and about 200 km. from Delhi. This institution was established with the objective of providing an indigenous alternative to Lord Macaulay’s education policy by imparting education in the areas of Vedic literature, Indian philosophy, Yogic Science, Indian culture, modern sciences and research. It is a deemed to be University fully funded by UGC/Govt. of India. Vishwavidyalaya has been recently accredited by the NAAC with A Grade in January, 2016. Vishwavidyalaya celebrated year 2002 as its centenary year. The Vishwavidyalaya has had phenomenal growth over the past 100 years and now offers 20 UG courses and 17 PG courses in different disciplines. Research programmes leading to the degree of Ph.D. are being run in the fields of Vedic literature, Sanskrit literature, Philosophy, Hindi, English, Psychology, Ancient Indian History Culture & Archaeology, Environmental Science, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Human Consciousness and Yogic Sciences, Botany, Zoology, Microbiology, Computer Sciences and Management Studies.
The department of Yoga
The department of Yoga came into existence in 1984 by starting Diploma in Yoga. In 1990, this premier university took an initiative step to introduce Yoga as an Elective subject at Graduation level. In 1992, the University introduced Post-graduate program in Yogic Science by starting two years course MA/MSc. In 1996, this University took prompt step to start with PhD Program in the subject of Yoga.
In 2002 under the sponsorship in UGC New Delhi, the university got established fully fledged department of Human Consciousness and Yogic Science to carry out the Yogic activities in academic field and thereby fulfilling the needs of yoga teachers in Northern India.
Why to form and train as a yoga teacher at the University?
You can get a full comprehensive training, high quality, prestige and also certified with a college degree.
The University has different faculties as Ayurvedic Medicine, Philosophy and Sanskrit, supporting and collaborating in this project, providing more formative wealth.
In this University they have formed leading Yoga teachers who have obtained a doctorate and currently are providing their teachings in different parts of the world.
Education and training allow the individual to be free and have their own criteria and also allows you to grow professionally in the area that excites you. In our case it is teaching the art of Yoga in the Department of Yoga University, in true Indian style with six teachers extensive experience as trainers in areas of philosophy, anatomy, asanas, pranayama, therapy and mantric science.
As part of this process the most important masters of the world agree and express emphatically the importance of study and training; they say that “it is the human superadores option“. The examples and testimonies of the lives of the great masters clearly reflect that you can always get where you want to when there will, knowledge and perseverance; and these qualities are what we want to awaken in you.
Dr. Ishwar Bhardwaj
Vicente Marí Soucase
Dr. Arpita Negi
Dr. Swadesh Bhushan Sharma
Dr. Suyash Bhardwaj
Dr. Sunil Kumar Joshi
Dr. Laxmi Narayan Joshi
It is planned to make a guided trip of 3/4 days of duration to some landmarks of the Himalayas (India) to meet the philosophy of the ancient Yogis and promote cultural exchange. This trip is included in the course price.
Books for the course
Books to be used in the course
- Hatha Yoga Pradipika – Kaivlyadham Lonavla
- Gheranda Sanhita – Kaivlyadham Lonavla
- Saral Yogasana from Dr. Ishwar Bhardwaj
- Asana Pranayama Bandha Mudra from Swami Satyanand Saraswati
- Sutras de Patanjali
Recommended books for home study
- Bhagavad Gita
- Gheranda Samhita
Registration and Payment
Registration will be valid once a deposit of 30% of the total amount was paid. The remaining amount should be paid, at last, six weeks before the start of the course.
The price includes: exam taxes, administrative costs, education, accommodation and food, two uniforms for the practice of Yoga and Yoga teacher manuals.
The price does not include: the journey to Delhi, the transport from Delhi to Haridwar or any other additional services.
Please, book your own flight to Delhi. It is recommended to hire a trip-cancellation insurance from your travel agency.
From here, and through PayPal, you can pay the fees of the course by selecting the type of accommodation you want to book.
How to reach?
By public transportation from Delhi to Haridwar: red bus from Delhi Airport to Delhi Central Station (100 INR) + Bus Central Station to Haridwar (180 INR).
In taxi from Delhi to Haridwar: 230 Km, 5-6 hours. Approximate cost of the taxi 5.000-6.000 INR.
By fly from Delhi to Dehradun (at 30 Km from Haridwar) aprox. 6.000 INR. Then take a taxi to Haridwar.
To visit India you must have a visa that is requested in the Indian Embassy of your country.
Depending on the country of origin embassies offer various types of visa: student or tourist.
The visa offered by India Embassies usually granted for this course lasts from three to six months. Do not forget that the date of validity of the visa begins the day of issue.
Remember: you must not accept the visa if the Indian Embassy added the following note on your visa: “Registration required at 14 days after arrival in India.
You have to send a scanned copy of your visa by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hotel Ganges RIVERA, at 5 minutes of Gurukul Kangri University, situated opposite to the bank of Holy River Ganga, a popular destination among Hotels and Resorts at Haridwar, with an extra touch in style, comfort and service. It lies along this country beautiful Northern Region of Himalayas, a privileged location with panoramic breathtaking view of Ganga, offering an extensive variety of services.
The Hospitality trade is the mainstay of a large segment of society. In recent times however, the need for world-class amenities has pushed the organized sector in hospitality business to the fore and Hotel Ganges RIVERA can boast the total hospitality services. Hotel Ganges RIVERA is one of the most popular hotel in the town and is designed to cater to a cosmopolitan clientele. Hotel Ganges RIVERA takes pride in offering its guests a peaceful and tranquil heaven. The perfect retreat for visitors and business travelers.
Hotel Ganges RIVERA has been completely transformed into a luxury hotel providing discrete accommodation with sumptuous comfort and vide variety of Indian and Continental Food.
One day a week will be free of lectures to dedicate to tourism. Possible excursions are:
City of Rudraprayag (3 km)
Rudraprayag is an ancestral place of pilgrimage (about 20,000 inhabitants), located in the point of confluence of the rivers Alaknanda and Mandakini, both tributaries of the River Ganges. The altitude of the place is 890 meters and is located at 370 km from Delhi. The area is full of spiritual currents of thought that come from generations of searchers who have travelled and prayed in this pristine natural environment.
Rudranath Temple (2 km)
It is located just above the confluence of the rivers. According to mythology, Rudra (Shiva) taught music to the Sage Narada in this place. All the rituals of worship in this temple are carried to out only by women.
Koteshwar Temple (3 km)
About 3 km away from Rudraprayag, on the sacred banks of the Alaknanda river, located in a cave is the temple of Koteshwar. There are many idols that have been formed naturally. It is said that before going to Kedarnath, Lord Siva meditated in this place. During the months of August and September thousands of devotees come here to adore Siva.
Agastyamuni (23 km)
About 23 km from Rudraprayag, in the beautiful valley Mandakini, lies this popular town (miniature paradise). Here, on the shores of deep and purling Mandakini, the great sage Agastyamuni sat in deep meditation. Agastya temple honors this great sage. It is an ideal place to relax on the banks of the river.
Kartik Swami (38 km)
Kartik Swami Temple is dedicated to Kartikeya, son of Siva. You reach the Temple after a walk of 3 km from the Kanak Chauri village, which lies on the route that goes from Rudraprayag to Pokhri. From Kartik Swami Temple you will enjoy a magnificent view of the snowy peaks of the Himalayas.