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Yoga Principles are Our Principles

Our Belief

At Akshi, we believe that yoga is more than just exercise on a mat. It’s a lifestyle committed to physical, mental and spiritual growth. We train our students with that same holistic mindset.

Ancient & Systemic

Our yoga teacher training program is an authentic journey into the depths of yoga, inspired by the texts of ancient gurus who have systematically honed this craft over thousands of years.

Your Yoga Teacher Training

Your training will explore the many facets of yoga, including asana, pranayama, meditation, anatomy, philosophy, alignment, adjustment, teaching methodology, and even the basics of Ayurveda, to help you eat, breathe, and live like a yogi every day of your life.

Upcoming Courses

The Chakras are the psychic-energy center of The Human Body

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200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh

Dates :- Every month 7th to 3rd

Fees :- $1250 (Shared) & $1350 (Private)

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Nepal

Dates :- 5th April to 2nd May, 5th May to 2nd June, 5th Sept to 2nd Oct, 5th Oct to 2nd Nov

Fees :- $1650 (Shared) & $1850 (Private)

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Kerala

Dates :- 7th December to 3rd January, 5th January to 2nd February

Fees :- $1550 (Shared) & $1650 (Private)

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Gurus

Guru is like a Sun which will help you in becoming The Sun

All of our teachers are certified by the Yoga Alliance, with their Master’s or PhD’s in Yoga. But more importantly, our gurus have dedicated their lives to following the path of yoga, and they bring decades of practical knowledge and real-life experience to their teachings.

Maya Om

Satsang, Philosophy, Yoga Nidra

Vivek Arya

Yoga Anatomy, Teaching Methodology, Philosophy

Swami Atma

Mantras, Meditation & Yog Nidra Teacher

Keshav Ji

Pranayama, Meditation, Ayurveda

Karamjit Sihag

Hatha Yoga, Meditation, Anatomy, Philosophy

Sandeep Pandey

Pranayama, Philosophy, Meditation

Rahul Bhatt

Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow, Adjustments & Alignment

Rahul Katariya

Meditation & Relaxation

Aparna Sharma

Mantra, Meditation, Hatha, Relaxation

What We teach you & What you will teach yourself?

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Our Curriculum – Subjects of Yoga…
This is your God, your Work, your Tools, your Energy and your Path.

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200 Hour YTTC

Asana:

  1. Astanga Vinyasa Series-1
  2. Core Principles of Hatha Yoga Practice.
  3. Meditative pose
  4. Structuring and sequencing the postures
  5. Forward Bending pose
  6. Full health assessment on asana.
  7. Backward Bending pose
  8. Traditional sun salutation series
  9. Twisting pose
  10. Sun salutation with root mantra series
  11. Relaxation pose
  12. Sequence steps of doing asana confidently
  13. Inverted pose
  14. Moon salutation series
  15. Kneeling pose
  16. Joints and glands exercise
  17. Standing pose
  18. Balancing pose

Relaxation Techniques

  1. Point to point full body relaxation technique
  2. Yoga Nidra for insomnia
  3. Emotional body relaxation
  4. Minor and major chakra relaxation
  5. Deep causal body relaxation

Science of Breath ( Pranayama )

  1. Four qualities of yogic breathing
  2. What is pranic healing?
  3. Importance of diaphragmatic breathing
  4. Kapalbharti
  5. Stress and stress less related breathing techniques
  6. Bhastrika
  7. Psychological effect of yogic breathing
  8. Brahmari
  9. What is pranayama?
  10. Ujjai
  11. What are five sub prana in yogic science?
  12. Shetali and shetkari
  13. What is ida, pingala and sushumna ?
  14. Nadi shodhanam
  15. What is nadi?
  16. 1:1, 1:2 and 1:4 breathing for emotional purification

Mudras and Bandhas

  1. Yogic Gesture for stress related problems
  2. Internal mudra
  3. Healing Gestures for physical blockages
  4. Bandha for energy leakage
  5. Pranic gestures for awakening energy
  6. Importance of root lock
  7. Eye mudra
  8. Types of Locks in Yogic science
  9. Finger mudra

Yoga Philosophy

  1. History and origin of yoga
  2. Why we have disturbed mind, distracted mind, and stupefied mind in yogic science?
  3. What is yoga?
  4. What is celibacy and sex in yogic science?
  5. What is Hatha Yoga?
  6. Why we suffer?
  7. What is Ashtanga Yoga?( eight limbs of yoga)
  8. What made us to get disease in yogic science
  9. What is Raja Yoga?
  10. How to bend body to bend mind?
  11. What is ignorance?
  12. Three states of consciousness in yogic science
  13. What is mind?
  14. Four foundational pillars of life
  15. Four faculties of mind field in yogic science
  16. What is practice mean in yogic science?
  17. Five layers of body in yogic science
  18. What is Ekagrah mean?
  19. What is knowledge and wisdom in yoga?
  20. What is kundalini?
  21. What is karma?
  22. What is chakra?
  23. What is sleep in yoga?
  24. What is nadi?
  25. Introduction to Ayurvedic science
  26. What is Nirodhah mean in yoga?
  27. What is Fear and love in yogic science?
  28. What is enlightenment and liberation in yoga?

Meditation and Concentration

  1. Breath awareness meditation
  2. Inner light meditation
  3. Chakra awareness meditation
  4. Body less meditation
  5. Mantra Awareness meditation
  6. Walking meditation
  7. Full moon meditation
  8. Third eye meditation

Art of Alignment and Adjustment workshops

  1. Workshop on hip opening
  2. Workshop on back bending
  3. Workshop on forward bending
  4. Workshop in twisting postures

Mantra Yoga and its importance

  1. What is mantra mean?
  2. What are the Types of Mantra?
  3. Chanting of Mantra
  4. Sanskrit Meaning of Different Mantras
  5. Mantra for universal master.
  6. Mantra for removing Obstacle.
  7. Mantra for Health.
  8. Mantra for removing fear of death.
  9. What is Om?
  10. How to create positive vibration or energy with Mantra yoga?

Yoga Anatomy

  1. Yogic skeletal and joints system
  2. Yogic physiology
  3. Yogic respiratory system
  4. Yoga safety while doing asana and pranyama practices
  5. Muscular system and usage of some important muscles in yogic exercise
  6. Nature of lunar energy, solar energy and neutral flow energy.
  7. Yogic anatomy of spinal cord and its importance

Yoga Therapy

  1. Yogic counseling for therapy
  2. Yogic therapy like back problems, slip disk problems, diabetes,
  3. Usage of yogic techniques as therapy
  4. spinal deformation, thyroid and obesity.
  5. Yoga therapies on common disease like – Head ache, cold, sinus, migraine

300 Hour YTTC

Asana:

  • Astanga Vinyasa Intermediate Series
  • Flexibility And Strength For Series
  • Importance To Have Much Water In Body To Do Series
  • Importance Of Sequence And Systematic Flow
  • Advance Study of Poses

Relaxation Techniques

  • Study of Lucid Dreams
  • Study of Intuitive Dreams
  • Role of Yoga Nidra in Developing Intuition
  • Yoga Nidra Practices From Himalayan Tradition
  • Implications of Resting The Mind in Heart Center
  • Yoga Nidra and Its Common Assumptions

Science of Breath ( Pranayama )

  • Pancha Prana( The Five Vital Force)
  • Kumbhaka (Retention )
  • Importance Of Sushumna
  • Nature And Activities Of Ida, Pingala & Sushumna
  • Awakening Of Sushumna Energy
  • Tuning Of Nadi By Nadi Shodhanam

Mudras and Bandhas

  • Practicum of Asana Mudra
  • Practicum of Prana Mudra
  • Practicum of Psychic Mudra
  • Preparation of Mudra for Bandha
  • Meaning of Yoga Mudra
  • Uddyana Bandha
  • Jalandhar Bandha
  • Maha Bandha
  • Importance of Maha Bandha
  • Benefits and contra-indications

Yoga Philosophy

  • Study of Kundalini and Chakra
  • Study of Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Raja Yoga, Swara Yoga and Tantra Yoga
  • Study of Yoga in connection with Gita
  • Health Maintenance and Benefits of Yoga
  • Study of Nourishing the Body
  • Karma And Non-Attachment In Yogic Dimensions
  • Four Level Of Consciousness
  • Kundalini Awakening
  • Keys to Successful Living In Yogic Science
  • Meditation And The Spiritual Heart
  • Intuitive Dream and Lucid Dream
  • Meaning of Birth And Death In Yogic Science
  • Reincarnation In Spiritual Science
  • 6 Main Obstacles In The Path Of Yoga
  • Samadhi and Its Study

Levels of Concentration and Meditation II

  • Obstacles In Meditation
  • Witnessing Meditation
  • Chakra Awareness Meditation
  • Yantra Awareness Meditation
  • Root Mantra Awareness Meditation
  • Non Duality Awareness Meditation
  • Open Eye Meditation
  • Third Eye Meditation

Meditation & Concentration

Art of Alignment and Adjustment workshops

  • Art Of Adjustment Yoga For Daily Life
  • Workshop On Twisting Postures
  • Understanding each and every detail of the whole Body, its Emotions and Vibrations while doing Asana
  • Balancing the Body Weight to Feel the Infinity Within
  • Modifying the Asana practice according to individual’s Limitations

Mantra Yoga and its importance

  • Introduction Of Ajapa Japa
  • Importance Of So-HUM
  • Invocation Mantra For Patanjali
  • Mantra For Completeness
  • Mantra For Awakening Wisdom
  • Mantra For Fearlessness Life
  • Mantra For Divine Love Between Teacher & Student

Yoga Anatomy

  • Familiarity With Major Systems In The Body
  • Review Of Yogic Digestive System And Respiratory System
  • Shankprashalana Effective Practice In Upper And Lower Abdomen
  • Effects Of Pranayama On Cardio-Vascular System
  • Benefits Of Asana On Muscular System
  • Anatomy Of Glands And Its Connections To Chakras
  • Importance Of Master Gland To Know The Value Of Third Eye In Yoga
  • Anatomy Of Nervous System With Understanding Nadi And Pranic Currents
  • Chakra Meditation for the Glands

Yoga Therapy

  • Practicum Of Trataka (Cleansing And Preparation For Concentration And Improves Eye Sight Through Candle Light)
  • Practicum Of Shankaprashalana For Cleaning Of Lower Abdomen
  • Practicum Of Herbal Steam Inhalation For Sinus And Migraine Issues

500 Hour YTTC

Asana:

  • Hatha Yoga – Advance Classical And Traditional Style
  • Chandra Namaskar With Chakra Awareness
  • Primary + Advance Series Of Joints And Glands Exercise
  • Balancing Series Of Asana
  • Core Practices Of Asana
  • Difference B/W Hatha And Ashtanga Yoga
  • Twisting Series Of Asana
  • 4 Important Meditative Postures
  • Study of Asana as more than a Physical Exercise
  • Shankprashalana Asana Series For Cleaning Abdomen
  • Asana according to Patanjali
  • Astanga Primary and Intermediate Series
  • Flexibility And Strength For Series
  • Importance To Have Much Water In Body To Do Series
  • Importance Of Sequence And Systematic Flow

Relaxation Techniques

Part – I

  • What is sleep?
  • Three states of consciousness
  • Benefits of deep sleep
  • What is Yoga Nidra?
  • Yoga Nidra practices from Satyananda tradition
  • How Yoga Nidra practices cure insomnia problem?

Part-II

  • Study of Lucid Dreams
  • Study of Intuitive Dreams
  • Role of Yoga Nidra in Developing Intuition
  • Yoga Nidra Practices From Himalayan Tradition
  • Implications of Resting The Mind in Heart Center
  • Yoga Nidra and Its Common Assumptions

Science of Breath ( Pranayama )

Part – I

  • Chest breathing v/s Diaphragmatic breathings
  • What is Prana and Pranayama mean?
  • Types of Pranayama practices
  • What is Nadi?
  • What are Ida and Pingala?
  • Seven main practices of Pranayama

Part-II

  • Pancha Prana( The Five Vital Force)
  • Kumbhaka (Retention )
  • Importance Of Sushumna
  • Nature And Activities Of Ida, Pingala & Sushumna
  • Awakening Of Sushumna Energy
  • Tuning Of Nadi By Nadi Shodhanam

Mudras and Bandhas

Part – I

  • Nine Main Doors in Human Body
  • Why and what are Yogic locks?
  • What are the preparation & its benefits?
  • Three Main Bandha
  • Moola Bandha-Root Lock

Part-II

  • Uddyana Bandha
  • Jalandhar Bandha
  • Maha Bandha
  • Importance of Maha Bandha
  • Benefits and contra-indications

Part – I

  • Importance of Mudra according to Hatha Yoga
  • Types of Mudra
  • Practicum of Gyana & Chin Mudra
  • Practicum of Ashwini Mudra
  • Physical, Mental and spiritual Benefits of Mudra

Part-II

  • Practicum of Asana Mudra
  • Practicum of Prana Mudra
  • Practicum of Psychic Mudra
  • Preparation of Mudra for Bandha
  • Meaning of Yoga Mudra

Yoga Philosophy

  • What is Yoga?
  • History of Yoga
  • The four Yuga in Yogic Tradition
  • The five Kosha (bodies)
  • What is Self-Realization & Liberation? Why?
  • What is consciousness?
  • The four faculties of mind –field
  • Five Stages of Mind -Field
  • The four foundational Pillars of life
  • Intro to Ayurvedic life style
  • Intro to Yogic sleeping life style
  • Intro to Kama Sutra
  • Eight limbs of Yoga of Patanjali
  • What is waking state in Yogic Science?
  • What is dreaming state in Yogic Science?
  • What is Deep sleep state in Yogic Science?
  • What is Meditation and Yoga Nidra?

Part-II

  • Study of Kundalini and Chakra
  • Study of Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Raja Yoga, Swara Yoga and Tantra Yoga
  • Study of Yoga in connection with Gita
  • Health Maintenance and Benefits of Yoga
  • Study of Nourishing the Body
  • Karma And Non-Attachment In Yogic Dimensions
  • Four Level Of Consciousness
  • Kundalini Awakening
  • Keys to Successful Living In Yogic Science
  • Meditation And The Spiritual Heart
  • Intuitive Dream and Lucid Dream
  • Meaning of Birth And Death In Yogic Science
  • Reincarnation In Spiritual Science
  • 6 Main Obstacles In The Path Of Yoga
  • Samadhi and Its Study

Meditation and Concentration

  1. Breath awareness meditation
  2. Inner light meditation
  3. Chakra awareness meditation
  4. Body less meditation
  5. Mantra Awareness meditation
  6. Walking meditation
  7. Full moon meditation
  8. Third eye meditation

Art of Alignment and Adjustment workshops

Part – I

  • Six steps of doing Asana correctly
  • Workshop on side bending and front & back bending
  • How to make mind flexible by making body flexible?
  • How to use props for protection?
  • Alternative style of Asana for various benefits
  • Various limitations and contra-indications of specific yoga practices

Part-II

  • Art Of Adjustment Yoga For Daily Life
  • Workshop On Twisting Postures
  • Understanding each and every detail of the whole Body, its Emotions and Vibrations while doing Asana
  • Balancing the Body Weight to Feel the Infinity Within
  • Modifying the Asana practice according to individual’s Limitations

Mantra Yoga and its importance

  1. What is mantra mean?
  2. What are the Types of Mantra?
  3. Chanting of Mantra
  4. Sanskrit Meaning of Different Mantras
  5. Part – I
    • Importance of (OM)-AUM
    • Mantra for Meal Purification
    • Mantra for Obstacles
    • Mantra for Universal Masters to Bless
    • Mantra for Realization
    • Mantra for Well being

    Part-II

    • Introduction Of Ajapa Japa
    • Importance Of So-HUM
    • Invocation Mantra For Patanjali
    • Mantra For Completeness
    • Mantra For Awakening Wisdom
    • Mantra For Fearlessness Life
    • Mantra For Divine Love Between Teacher & Student

Yoga Anatomy

Part – I

  • What is Yogic Anatomy and Physiology?
  • Introduction of respiratory system and yogic breathing
  • How Shat kriya practices benefits the body?
  • How Pranayama practices are connected to digestive and immune system?
  • How asana practices give various effects on joints, spine and muscular system?
  • The structure of spine and its movement in Yoga
  • Types of contraction in muscular system
  • Know the basic studies and types of joints to avoid injury during asana classes
  • Studies and discussion about spine according to yogic point of view

Part-II

  • Familiarity With Major Systems In The Body
  • Review Of Yogic Digestive System And Respiratory System
  • Shankprashalana Effective Practice In Upper And Lower Abdomen
  • Effects Of Pranayama On Cardio-Vascular System
  • Benefits Of Asana On Muscular System
  • Anatomy Of Glands And Its Connections To Chakras
  • Importance Of Master Gland To Know The Value Of Third Eye In Yoga
  • Anatomy Of Nervous System With Understanding Nadi And Pranic Currents
  • Chakra Meditation for the Glands

Yoga Therapy

  1. Yogic counseling for therapy
  2. Yogic therapy like back problems, slip disk problems, diabetes,
  3. Usage of yogic techniques as therapy
  4. spinal deformation, thyroid and obesity.
  5. Yoga therapies on common disease like – Head ache, cold, sinus, migraine

Daily Schedule

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Our Daily Schedule
The Daily Routine is made in coherence with the proper timings of Yoga practices and also in coherence with Human Body Metabolic Patterns.

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05:30 AM – 06:00 AM (Ginger / Herbal Tea)

06:00 AM – 07:30 AM (Hatha Yoga)

Hatha Yoga

07:45 AM – 08:45 AM (Pranayama – Breathing Practices)

Pranayama – Breathing Practices

09:00 AM – 10:00 AM (Break Fast)

Break Fast

10:30 AM – 11:30 PM (Yoga Anatomy)

Yoga Anatomy

11:45 PM – 12:45 PM (Mantra* / Adjustment & Alignment)

Mantra* / Adjustment & Alignment

01:00 PM – 02:00 PM (Lunch)

Lunch

02:00 PM – 03:00 PM (Rest)

Rest

03:00 PM – 04:00 PM (Yoga Philosophy / Ayurveda)

Yoga Philosophy / Ayurveda

04:15 PM – 05:45 PM (Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga)

Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga

06:15 PM – 07:15 PM (Meditation and Relaxation)

Meditation and Relaxation

07:30 PM (Dinner)

Dinner

08:30 PM – 10:00 PM (Self Study)

Self Study

10:00 PM (Gates Closed, Time to Rest)

Gates Closed (Time to Rest)

Note:-

*Yoga practium includes Alignment and Adjustments, Teaching Methodology.
*On half Days, the classes will be until the Lunch and the rest of the time will be self-study.
*The daily schedule can change according to enviroment condition, classes, students demand* and the course type in which one is participating
*Please Note that this Schedule is a Sample Schedule, It is different for Different Course or Retreat

Life At Akshi

At Akshi Yogashala, We accommodate & treat our students and guests as if they are our family. The welcoming nature of staff and teachers and friendly environment helps make your stay very pleasant and memorable.

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Food

We serve fresh, delicious Ayurvedic Food daily. The food is prepared according to the season and purchased locally, which ensures that one have all the wonderful tastes and flavour of Himalayas. We believe that healthy food is base for healthy body, mind and thoughts.

Accommodation

During your Yoga Training in Rishikesh, Nepal or Kerala, one will be staying at AKshi Ashram or Akshi Centers. During your time with us and beyond, we will live like a family and our home is and will always be your home. We provide clean and comfortable Yogic Accommodation with all the amenities and care.

Ashram Facility

Our Ashram has family atmosphere from our staff, teachers and your fellow students. The surroundings are full of Love, Compassion and full of nature. Birds, Monkeys can be seen occasionally and that makes the ashram life style unique. One will enjoy the love of family and the sights of Monkeys & Birds.

Student Life At Akshi

At Akshi, You will be the part of family. You will learn from Gurus & Teachers, you will teach your fellow mates. This will be your second home where you will make new friends and unforgottenable memories that you and we will cherish together. You will enjoy the food, friendly surroundings, and above all, the happiness and mental satisfaction coming with the feeling of accomplishment.

During your Yoga training, you will experience many things. You may feel joyful, tired, happiness, ecstatic, angry and crying. All of the feelings that naturally come with the purification of mind and body. Every emotion is temporary and will only fill you afterwards with new space to welcome happiness and blissfulness that you will cherish.

Testimonials of Past Students & Guests

We Received Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Award 2018 and Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2017.

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