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Yoga Therapy Course in Rishikesh India

200 Hour Yoga Therapy Teacher Training Course in Rishikesh India

200 Hour Yoga Therapy Teacher Training in Rishikesh India, Rudray Yogalaya offers 200 hour yoga therapy teacher training course in the foothills of the great Himalayas, Rishikesh India. This course is appropriate for Yoga practitioners, Sports Teachers, Yoga Therapist, Bachelor of Education Teachers and Fitness instructors of all levels & Practitioners. The prerequisites are to become a yoga therapy teacher is your interest, practice and enthusiasm.

At Rudray Yogalaya you will get personal attention during classes because we keep just 5 to 20 students per class. We believe yoga is always been taught traditionally on an individual level because it is difficult to teach the more students at the same time. The course includes therapeutical asanas, theory class of yoga therapy for common diseases, anatomy physiology theory class on diseases, meditation classes, cleansing, pranayamas, yogic diets and much more.

A well-balanced diet chart will be provided by our school for various kind of disease according to the yogic treatment. The course also includes 3 times per day Satvic Bhojan (meals), accommodation in Mountain/Ganga view room and outdoor activities on Sundays. More than this, the course is well-scheduled for singles and couples, beginner, intermediate and advanced students who want to deepen their knowledge in yogic science.

Introduction of Yoga therapy

Yoga therapy (how to use yoga practice for a disease?) is going to be very famous all over the world, in yoga therapy we learn that how to use yoga practices (asana, pranayama,mudra,bandha meditation) for a disease. The process of yoga therapy is based on selecting sequencing of yoga technique. According to the Patanjali Vyadhi (disease) is an obstacle of yoga it means if someone have a disease they should practice yoga for disease then for spirituality.

In yoga therapy we talk about a disease and there causes then we select yoga practice for that disease. Now days we have a lot type of yoga and sometime it's very hard to decide that which one is the right yoga practice for us ? Because everyone body type is deferent that time yoga therapy help us to fined right practice for us. We are living in very materialistic world and we having lots of problem and yoga therapy is the best option we have that can reduce our problems.

In yoga therapy one thing is very clear that we only can cure a disease through traditional yoga practice and trough some variation of traditional yoga other wise through modern yoga its not possible. Modern yoga is good to practice (Astanga,vinyasa,iyenger,power) but for these type of yoga practices we should prepare our body without preparation its hard to practice.

And treatment of a disease only can done through traditional practice of yoga and Our Rudray yogalaya (yoga school) basically focusing on traditional yoga practice which help us to get a healthy body. In our teacher training program of yoga therapy we are introducing the right traditional plane for a disease. Our yoga therapy school basic focus on teaching yoga therapy for common diseases and building awareness about yoga practice for a healthy life. Rudray yogalaya is trying to give a right information about yoga practice according to the body type and we teach how to use yoga first of all for health.

"yoga transcends the purely therapeutic approach to disease,and we see it as a valuable aid to healthy living and spiritual evolution.'' (yogic management of common disease)
"Dr. Swami karmanand"

Follow a schedule to treat a patient:


Six Cleansing Procedures in order of priority according to scripture:
These practices should be early morning on empty stomach

Washing. Mainly there are three process are important to use for therapy
1. Vaman (vomiting)
2. Agnisar
3. Sankhprakchalana (intestinal cleaning)

Kapalbhati - Shiny head breath
There are three types:-
1.Vatkarm (Air)
2.Vyutkarm (Opposite – taking water through nose and taking out of mouth)
3.Sheetharm (drink water through mouth and out the nose)

Enema. Unlike the medical one, it is air enema or water enema.

Nasal and sinus cleaning. Water neti, or thread neti.

Moving belly (Vam nauli,Dam nauli,Bharamar nauli)

Candlelight meditation


You only can give good treatment through traditional yoga not the modern ones. Use traditional, hatha yoga asanas. Use traditional name and positions.


Breathing techniques, but not exercises. Exercises are preparation for pranayama.
Nine traditional names of pranayama (in ideal order):-

Done first but never in isolation. The forced exhalation breath.

Nadi Sodhan (Energy channel cleaning breath)
Alternate nostril breathing, balancing breath. Analomvellum (sp) is similar but with retention, should not be used for therapy (the withholding). If you practice for five minutes it has good effects. 5 – 10 good for internal . 15 – 20 good for for systems, etc. 30+ good for every cell in your body. Except when having a cold, don't use.

Fire breath or making the throat sound.

Bharastrika -Forceful breath
One is silent and one is dynamic. The dynamic is preparation for pranayama not a pranayama.

Surya Bhedi (Sun piercing breath)
Right nostril piercing breathing
Two techniques for Beginners, Inhale right exhale right. For practitioners Inhale right, exhale left.

Chandra Bhedi (moon piercing breath)
Left nostril breathing
As above but opposite

Cooling breath using tongue positioning.

Cooling breath using teeth positioning

Honey-bee sound breath. Otherwise known as hummingbird breath. Buzzing sound breath.
Always at the end – just like Savasana.
Always Kapalabhati first. And never suggest only Kapalbhati, because kapalabhati is energy wasting Kryia because we do only exhale during this breath. Use other practices to balance your breath after kapalabhati.


Gesture:- Movement of our hands, face, bodies that express feeling to others.
Primary ones: in yoga therapy most of the time we use mostly these mudras.
Prana Mudra
Hridaya Mudra
Ashwani Mudra
Agni Mudra
Vipreetkarni Mudra
Prana mudra: thumb, index and ring finger together.
Hridadaya Mudra: bend index in and touch thumb to third and fourth finger and fifth is out.
Ashwami Mudra: (horse power): Contracting and relaxing anus to get the power of the horse.
Agni Mudra: Fire – interlock fingers with thumbs above and fingers pointing in. Activates fire.
Vipreetkarni Mudra: Body gesture – Similar to shoulder stand but more of a bent curve.


Bandha is practising with retention.
First and third can be done with external and internal retention.
Second bandha is external retention only.
Mulabandha: Root lock. Contract anus.
Uddiyanbandha: Belly lock. Stomach lock or naval lock.
Jalandharbandha: Neck lock, chin lock throat lock.


Many techniques of meditation. Chakra meditation, silent meditation, walking meditation, transcendental meditation, etc.
All will be split between active meditation and silent meditation.

Yoga Therapy Course Date - 2017

Dates fee Status
1st January to 28th January - 2017 2000 USD Fully Book
1st February to 28th February - 2017 2000 USD Fully Book
1st March to 28th March - 2017 2000 USD Fully Book
1st April to 28th April - 2017 2000 USD Fully Book
1st May to 28th May - 2017 2000 USD Fully Book
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Rudray Yogalaya provides single and double occupancy (sharing) rooms in the course.
Rooms are neat and clean, 24x7 running hot/cold water, in-house cafe and restaurant.
Rooms are WIFI connected at peak signals of the internet. Laundry services are also available at an additional cost.

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yoga therapy badroom
yoga therapy washroom

Yoga Therapy Course - Daily Schedule

Time Daily Schedule
5:30 AM Wake-Up
5:30 AM to 6:00 AM Morning Herbal Tea
6:00 AM to 6:30 AM Shatkarma (Cleansing)
7:00 AM to 8:30 AM Traditional Hatha Yoga Practice
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM Breakfast
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Anatomy And Physiology For Diseses
11:15 AM to 12:15 PM Ulternate Therapy Lacture
12:30 Pm to 2:00 PM Lunch Time
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Yoga Therapy Lecture
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM Ayurveda Lecture/Ayurveda Therapy On Alternate Days
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM Asana Practice for Diseses
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM Meditation
7:00 PM Dinner
9:00 PM Lights Off

Rule and regulation for learning yoga therapy

Three basic rules for learning.
Listening – listen properly, if you do not listen you will never clear your doubts and a good listener always a good speaker.
Learn Correctly – whatever you are learning, learn correctly we have many source of learning we should use them.
Application – before applying yoga practices on others apply on yourself first feel it then make others feel. Learn the contra indications before learning the effect of yoga practice because if you know the contra indication you can avoid the problem and you can apply yoga very well.

Two other rules are very important for yoga therapy.
Be positive: when teaching and treating people yoga teacher or a therapist should be very positive. They should have Less ego. If not, no one will feel good with you. If you have ego, it is not a good quality of a teacher or a therapist.
Learn patience: some diseases take a long time to fix, so you need patience. Treatments work deeply so may not work quickly. All pains are not the same and neither are all diseases. You must accept them or you should have a lot amount of patience.