15 Days 80 Hour certified Yoga Teacher Training Course
“Nada” is a Sanskrit term and means Sound. According to Yoga Philosophy the creation of Universe started with the sound of “Om”
Sound in Yoga is sacred and mantras have been used in Indian culture and prayers, especially by the rishis (holy men), for thousands of years . These Mantras are highly charged with positive energy and have mental and physical healing powers through their specific vibrations.
Sounds, Mantras and Kirtans (devotional melodies) are an integrated and important part of Yoga and Yoga related rituals.
Through the repetition of Mantra you can not only get into deep meditation, but also heal yourself and others.
The whole Branch of Bhakti Yoga- The Yoga of devotion- is deeply connected to Mantra Chanting and Kirtan singing.
Nada Yoga opens and heals your body, calms your mind and opens your heart.
This course will be full of sounds and melodies. As this course takes place in an Ashram in the holy town of Rishikesh, we will participate in the Ashram’s schedule with meditation, Yoga classes, Fire Ceremony, meals and Evening programs.
You will notice that sound is a big part of traditional Indian Yoga and that it will accompany us through the structured days: During meditation we will recite a Mantra in silent, in the Yoga class a Mantra will be the topic of the class, during fire Puja we will sing a full set of ancient vedic Mantras and Prayers.
Before the meals we will honor the food with the Bhojan Mantra and the evening program will mostly consist of an energetic Kirtan circle.
You will learn the theory behind the Sanskrit sounds and learn Mantras and Kirtans- their meaning, the proper way to chant them and when to use them.
This will happen in the form of class room sessions, as well as outings: We will attend famous ceremonies on the holy Ganga, meeting real Indian Yogis introducing us to the secret of Nada Yoga. Knowledgeable musicians will introduce us to Indian instruments. We will have Harmonium classes and finally lead the evening Kirtan by ourselves.
For the last two days we take you for an excursion to the holy city Varanasi.
This course is for:
- Yoga teachers who want to include the science and beauty of Mantra in there classess
- everyone who wants to lead Kirtan
- everyone who loves sound and feels a special connection to the vibrations of Vedic Mantras and Prayers.
- everyone who wants to experience Mantra and Kirtan in the spiritual atmosphere of an Indian Ashram
- For Yoga Alliance registered Yoga teachers who want to get certified Continuing Education Hours
In this course you will learn:
- theory and science of Sound
- Om The primordial Sound
- Saguna and Nirguna Mantras
- Vedic and Tantric Mantras
- Mantra Chanting
- Mantra Meditation techniques
- Mantra as a part of your Yoga class
- Structure of Mantra Yoga classes
- many Mantras and Kirtans with Chords
- Mantra and Jnana Yoga, Bhakti Yoga and Kundalini Yoga
- Mantra and Rituals
- Kirtan singing
- leading Kirtan
- introduction to Indian Instruments
- Harmonium classes
Rishikesh is located on the holy Ganges in the Himalayan foothills. Surrounded by forest and mountains, the town consists of a colourful collection of temples, ashrams and yoga schools. Pilgrims from all over India and abroad assemble here to take a holy bath in the Ganges and perform religious ceremonies. You can find Sadhus (holy men) in deep meditation on small rocks on the river banks. The daily evening puja ceremony is a must attend with shining candles floating on the river, and Hindu prayers chants and mantras ringing everywhere.
The atmosphere of the town is contagious and one automatically becomes a part of it and delves into an intensive yoga practice in a disciplined and structured routine.
In this wonderful town is the equally beautiful and quaint Anand Prakash Ashram.
Here all aspects of yoga are brought together and the two yoga classes a day are a wonderful combination of asanas, pranayama and meditation.
The ashram provides a good setting for a healthy yogic lifestyle with a regular daily routine, delicious vegetarian food, yoga lessons and ashram events, such as the morning fire puja (prayer) and kirtan chants.
Day 1 (Sat)Independent arrival from your country to Delhi, transfer to Hotel
Day 2 (Sun) Onward journey to Rishikesh and entry to the Ashram.
You will be received by us at the airport in Delhi and taken to the hotel. After some rest and relaxation, our trip to Rishikesh continues with the private mini-bus (6 hours). In the evening we arrive for dinner at the Ashram. (F/M/A)
Day 3 (Mon) to 13 (Do) Nada Yoga Course at Ashram
We enjoy the next 11 days in the ashram with daily morning meditation, one yoga class, the fire ceremony, lectures, workshops, three healthy yogic meals, outings and an evening ashram program. (Kirtan, Satsang, Sound Meditation, Singing Bowl Concert)
5:20-5:50 – guided meditation
6:00-7:45 – Yoga class: Asana, Pranayama, Mantra and Meditation
8:00 – Fire Ceremony
8:30-9:00 – Breakfast
9:30 – 12:00 – Nada Yoga Theory classes (15 min Break)
12:30 – Lunch
1-2:00 – Self Study, Rest
2:00-3:30 – Nada Yoga class (theory or Practical)
3:30-4:00 Tea Break
4:00- 6:00 Nada Yoga class (sometimes we will combine the 2 afternoon classes)
6:00 – Dinner
7:00-8:00 – Kirtan / Satsang/ Singing Bowls Concert, meditation
Sunday will be off and we take you for some fun activities and sightseeing in Rishikesh.
Day 14 (Fri)Flight to Varanasi
In the morning we take the flight from Delhi to Varanasi, the holiest city in India for Hindus. Here we will take a guided walk to the baths and burn ghats at the Ganges with a guide and watch the fire ceremony from the boat in the evening. The graduation ceremony for the course happens here.
Day 15 (Sat)Varanasi and flight to Delhi/onward flight back home
Early in the morning we get back on the boat. This time it’s a little further up river to watch another fire ceremony.
Afterwards we can participate in a public yoga class.
Until the evening, the day remains free for further sightseeing and shopping. In the evening, the flight goes to Delhi. Independent departure home.
The journey begins and ends in Delhi at the international airport.
- (Early arrival or late departure) 1 x hotel room with breakfast in Delhi (double room)
- 1 night in Varanasi with sightseeing without meals
- Total transport with 2 domestic flights
- Ashram in Rishikesh:
- 12 x overnight stays in a double or three-man room with attached bathroom
- 3 x daily healthy, vegetarian meals
- 1 x daily yoga class
- Participation in ashram activities (Kirtan, Chanting, Fire Ceremony, Meditation)
- filtered water
- 14 nights accommodation in a double room with attached bathroom
- 2 weeks 80 Hour Yoga teacher Training course certified with Yoga Alliance with Course Material
- certificate (continuing education hours with Yoga Alliance)
- International flight
- not mentioned meals
Fixed group departure:
1550 € per person in a double room (4-16 Participants) There are few single rooms for a surcharge available, Please inquire.
YACEP (Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider), Course Facilitator and Yoga Teacher: Sudha Mukti
Sudha Mukti will coordinate all your classes, theory and practical session. Being herself a passionate Bhakti Yogi and Kirtan singer, she loves Nada Yoga and has taken several trainings all over India.
She will teach most of the sessions along with her Co and Guest Teachers.
The ashram was founded by Yogirishi Vishvketu in 2007 and offers a protected space for an intense spiritual yoga practice. It is located in Rishikesh, within walking distance of the sacred Ganges River.
In total there are 21 simple rooms with attached bathroom and balcony, if desired also air-conditioned. The large yoga hall is flooded with light and covered with wood and bamboo, providing a very bright and clean, sheltered space for practice. There is also another yoga hall and a roof terrace for workshops and meditation.
The ashram has a prayer area where the sacred fire ritual takes place every morning. There is also a library, a reception, as well as a dining room.
Wi-Fi and filtered water are available.
Please note the dress code: Knee and shoulder-covered clothing are required, preferably in white.
From 9:00 pm until after breakfast, the rest period must be observed.
The Yoga morning Yoga classes
Vishvketu has developed its own yoga style, which is complete and balanced in itself. In addition to the asanas, pranayama and meditation, it also includes contents of the yogi-life style and yoga philosophy. He combines various yoga styles from Hatha Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Traditional Yoga and Vinyasa Yoga. Vishvketu encourages you to practice yoga with an inner joy.
When he is not in the ashram himself, his highly qualified long-time students teach from all over the world.
What to bring
- loose and light clothes (knee and shoulder covered, preferable white or light colours)
- one schal
- thick socks
- sun glasses
- toiletries (sun lotion) and small medical kit ( in Rishikesh you can get anything)
- passport (copy), credit or ATM card, some cash in your currency (ca 50-100 €),
- mobile phone, camera, charger (no adapter), maybe laptop
- notebook, writing material
- lots of curiosity and excitement