Meditation is painful in the beginning but it bestows immortal Bliss and supreme joy in the end.

Swami Sivananda

The intelligent student, after studying vedic texts, is solely intent on acquiring wisdom and realization.

Swami Chidananda

Yoga believes in transforming the individual before the world. Whatever change we want to happen outside should happen within.

Swami Satchidananda

Hatha Yoga Course

Hatha Yoga Course in Rishikesh India


Hatha Yoga

Physical Asana Practice: Basic Asanas, Physical postures tailored daily according to individual needs environment and inspiration.

Surya and Chandra Namaskar: These Vinyasas, flow series of flow Sun Salutation and Moon Salutation consitute a complete physical practice of Hatha Yoga. In combination they can bring complete balance to the physical and subtle body by harmonizing the Male and Female energies of the human body.

Pranayama Techniques: Practice of 5-10 techniques of breathing and use of Prana life force, for control of body, mind, emotions and energy.

Yoga Nidra: Relaxation throught Tension release, Asana and auto-suggestion.

Mantra Chanting: Use of sound to open the subtle body and connect with cosmic consciousness.

Rejuvenation of body by Karmas & Kriyas:

Yogic cleansing techniques for the physical and energetic body which may include:

1. Dhauti: Cleaning the digestive and respiratory system by swallowing cloth.

2. Basti: Intestinal Cleaning.

3. Neti: Cleaning the Nasal passages with water and string.

4. Nauli: Nauli is a powerful technique which massages all the organs in the abdomen – the stomach, the liver, spleen, urinary bladder, pancreas, gall bladder and the intestines. This helps to maintain perfect health of the lower organs.

The key to perfecting Nauli is the ability to isolate the muscles called rectus abdominis muscle (or the “abs” muscle) in the abdomen. These muscles are found on either side of the abdomen, running vertically and parallel all the way from the lower ribs on the top to the pubic region at the bottom.

5. Trataka: It is the practice of focusing on a fixed gazing point. It involves looking at an object, usually a flame, small dot, the moon, rising setting sun, or yantra (specific geometric diagram) without blinking. Focusing on these external objects helps to train the mind to be able to focus on internal points, used as internal trataka as well as in other concentration (meditation) practices.

6. Kapalabhati: Breath of Fire.

7. Jala Neti Kriya: Cleaning the Nasal passage with salt water.

8. Kunjal Kriya: Cleaning the stomach and throat by vomitting salt water.

9. Pavana Basti: Cleaning the intestines by drawing air in.

10. Agni Sara Kriya: Pressing the stomach towards the spine.

11. Shanka Prakshali Kriya: Shankh Prakshalan Kriya is the most important process among all the Yogic cleaning kriyas, meant for the complete internal cleaning of the body. This is an activity, which is to be processed with great care. There are four asanas that are to be postured to get maximum benefit in this regard. Before practicing the asanas, saline warm water is drunk so that 30 to 40 ft long canal from mouth to anus is cleaned thoroughly.

12. Eye Kriya: Cleaning and strengthening the eyes by water.

Anatomy of Nine Bodies

Understanding and working with the bodies beyond the physical body which also includes the Vital Body, Energetic or Pranic body, Astral Body, Intuitional Body, Casual Body, Divine Body and Cosmic Body.

Yogic Diet

Understanding how to use foods for balance accordig to personal mind, body, emotion and communication.

Ayurvedic Healing

Use of natural Foods, Plants and Herbs for healing on all levels.

Tantralogy of Self Crystallization

This course can be taken alone or as a couple. It involves meditation and techniques that bring about the unity of male and female energies within the human body. It uses the love energy present between the couple or individual to unite with Divine consciousness and nature, also seen as Shiva and Shakti.

Meditation Techniques

Seated meditation using Breath, Mantra, Asana, Mudra and Visualization as vehicles for inner experiences and awareness of the Self Environment of the psychic system and subtle body. This may also include Mantra Diksha, receiving a Mantra from a realized master which has the ability to awaken the Divine vibration within the student.

Eco Therapy

Healing by living with the rhythms and presence of nature.
Circle of healing trees, flowers, birds, fresh air, pure food and water, moon and sun.
Understanding the cycles of life and taking care of your Self, the earth and others. Leaving a light footprint on the earth.

Ego Therapy

Integral daily yogic work to purify the lower ego and emotions involving Karma Yoga, Self-study and the presence of the Guru to give advice and discipline. How to surrender negativity and emotions and become open to give love.
How to develop divine virtues and to understand the ego so it does not control you.

Yogic Philosphy

Study of the yogic and spiritual texts and teachings which may include: Patanjali's Yog Sutras, The Bhagavad Gita, The Shiva Purana, The Ramayana, The Guru Gita as well as the compiled research of Swamiji's 60 years of study.

Spiritual Consultation

Meeting with swamiji and speaking with him about your life and spiritual practices. He can make suggestions; give blessings and practices that can overcome obstacles in the aspirant's path. This is the main purpose of the presence of a living master for they are able to give guidance to assist growth on mental, physical, emotional and spiritual levels.

How to Love Yourself

Learning how to accept, nurture and grow as an individual. How to love yourslef deeply so you exist in fullness without needing as much from the outside. Changing the perspective from seeking outside yourself to seeking inside. This brings true contentment and satisfaction. How to take care of yourself on all levels. Emotions, Intellect, Body and Spirit, gaining knowledge and experience of the Divinity that is present within. Learning the difference between Self-Respect and Ego-Respect. Moving from individual limited self to understanding of the Universal Self.
This is a daily practice and cannot be limited to one course, it is a lifetime of work. However it may involve changes in diet, physical fitness, establishment or deepening of a spiritual practice. Letting go of spiritual habits and healing by pure love. Studies during this course may include restorative asana, healing techniques, self massage and reading the Bhavana Sutra, a poetic philosophy of Self-Love written by Swami Balyogi ji.

Bhakti Yoga

Devotional Practices for the purification of the heart and emotions. Transforming emotion into devotion may use Mantra chanting, offerings and visualizations to one or many aspects of Divine Energy. Understanding the meaning of mantras and the purpose of surrendering one's lower self for the love of the Divine.

Kundalini Yoga

Unfolding and experiencing the dynamic mystery of the dormant spiritual force within the individual body as well as her presence in all the nature. The practice includes much purification in order to prepare the student for the immense transformative force of Kundalini. This is classically the final and most secret practice and may only be taught after many years of Sadhana.
For persons remaining in the Ashram for only a short time the basics can be taught, they include Asana, Pranayama, Kriya purification, Mantra, Bandhas, Mudras and Meditation all which are specific for Kundalini.

Sadhana Practice

Particulary for residents in Premvarni Ashram. This course may include any or all of the above courses at during the time of residency. The main focus being Self-Effort and Guru's grace which means to work with a living master who can help you attain your goals and realize your higher self. The Guru is the authority to all spiritual answers and can understand what the student needs for growth and awareness of the Self.


Daily Schedule

  • 5:30 am - Wake Up
  • 6:00 am - Herbal Tea
  • 6:15 am to 7:30 am - Yoga Asana Practice (Niti Kriya and Pranayama)
  • 8:30 am to 9:30 am - Fire Puja / Havan
  • 10:00 am to 11:00 am - Karam Puja
  • 11:00 am to 12:30 pm - Meditation Practice
  • 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Satvik Launch
  • 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Rest / Free Time
  • 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Meditation and Yoga Nidra
  • 4:30 pm to 5:00 pm - Tea Time
  • 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Self Meditation and Self Practice
  • 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm - Dinner
  • 8:30 pm to 9:00 pm - Candle Meditation or Walking Meditation
  • 9:00 pm - Lights Switch Off
NOTE: Daily Schedule can be vary as per the weather & monthly conditions.

Hatha Yoga Course Dates

  1st - 28th November 2019     USD 1299 USD 1099     BOOK NOW
  1st - 28th December 2019     USD 1299 USD 1099     BOOK NOW
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Facilities & Inclusions

  • Yogant Foundation School certification
  • Attached bathroom with each room
  • Hot and cold water facility for drinking and shower
  • Two times Indian vegetarian meals
  • Two times Tea (Indian, green, black) everyday
  • Yoga mats provided for the practice
  • Small library for study and making notes
  • Yoga purification kit
  • Wi-Fi facility inside the campus

Terms & Conditions

The following rules and regulations to be considered by the students to successfully complete the course and become certified. Students may get expelled from the class if they infringe the rules below and they will not get certificate for the course, nor will there be any refund of the course fee:

  • Discipline, attendance, punctuality, concentration, and open mind to learn are crucial for successful completion of the course. These criteria count towards certification.
  • Flexible mind is must to become a yoga instructor – flexible body with restless mind is not healthy.
  • All sessions are compulsory.
  • Bring your notebooks, and prepare notes from the lectures.
  • Be friendly with other teacher trainees, students and staff.
  • Practice Asanas on empty stomach; heavy food should have been eaten at least four hours early.
  • Early morning wake-up, bath, modest dress recommended.
  • Free time should be utilized for self-study and practice by the students.
  • If you are taking any medicine or have any kind of illness, show your health reports and doctor’s prescription to the instructors in charge.
  • No opium, no drugs including steroids.
  • No smoking – strictly prohibited.
  • No alcohol, no tamasic or rajasic food.
  • Avoid chatting during the classes, don’t disturb or divert the classes.
  • If student(s) or staff sick, instructor in-charge will be responsible to make required arrangements.
  • We will shoot photos and videos of the classes and other activities in yogashala premises and sometimes outside (when we take on trips). The students should be okay with this and cooperate.

Dress Code:

  • In order to respect the local culture and minimize distraction from sadhana, we ask that you respect the dress code, even on balconies and in the gardens.
  • Generally, shoulders and legs should be covered – no tank tops or singlets. Please wear white , yallow or pink color or any light colors . Avoid black , blue or any dark colors sourndeing of the ashram

Room Sharing:

  • Married couples can share room.
  • 2 women can share a room.
  • 2 men can share a room.
  • Unmarried Men and Women cannot share a room together.

Refund Policy

  • The 20% deposit of the fee that you pay as a registration fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • If you cancel your course, the course fee is non-refundable but you can extend your course within one year from the course date. You can also transfer your course fee to your friend or family member, who might be interested in the same course or any other course within one year of course date. No show is considered as no refund and no transfer.
  • We reserves all the rights to cancel, postpone and change our studio location due to low enrolment or any un-avoidable circumstances. If any course is cancelled from our side, we shall refund you fully. No administrative charges shall be applied on this refund. Bank transfer fees shall be born by us.

Testimonials

Swamiji met my mother when he came to Berkeley in 1979. They liked each other very much. At that time she was giving up driving due to vision problems, so she loaned her car to Swamiji to use while he was in the Bay Area. During the 1980's. In 1992 my mother died. I came to the Ashram after that and Swamiji did a beautiful Puja for her. There were two Italian ladies there and a few others. It was a lovely afternoon ritual that warmed my heart.

- Alexander Pappas (California and Greece)

My various stays in Swamiji Premvarni’s Ashram Yogant Foundation gave me a great occasion to learn about Yoga from a true yogamaster. Through Balyogi Premvarni’s example and teachings I experienced that yoga is a spiritual path completely interlinked with nature. Premvarni is a great master, wild and kind, totally intuitive and inspired. He’s not the one I wish to be but he’s the one who helped me be myself.

- Cornelia Kauhs (Germany)
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