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Beginner Yoga Teacher Training Rishikesh

This course is suitable for the students who are wishing to complete 200 hours yoga teacher training course in two semesters. The first semester (semester one) allows the student to study the first two weeks out of the four-week 200-hour teacher training curriculum. Aadi Yoga School in Rishikesh, India offers residential 100-hour, 200-hour Hatha, Ashtanga, and Vinyasa yoga teacher training courses in Rishikesh, India registered with the Yoga Alliance, USA.

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  • 11 days of practice
  • 2 yoga classes per day
  • Anatomy, philosophy, and physiology
  • Mantra chanting and pranayama sessions
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 11 nights accommodation
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Free airport pick-up

Skill level

  • Beginner

Yoga styles

11 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 15 participants
Airport transfer included: Jolly Grant Airport
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Aadi Yoga School has accommodation at the most beautiful location of Rishikesh, India, where you will be staying during the program. At Aadi Yoga School, they have well-equipped and neat rooms.

Due to Covid-19 disease, organizer decided not to allocate twin sharing accommodation to the upcoming students.

A twin sharing accommodation is possible only if you are a couple or coming along with your friend/family for yoga course.



Students who complete their subsequent trainings are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®).

Aadi Yoga School is founded with the confidence to share the traditional experience of yoga and the intention to lead students along the path of holistic healthy living. During your multi-style (Hatha yoga, Ashtanga yoga, Vinyasa flow yoga, Iyengar yoga) teacher training in India, you will get a deep knowledge about the yoga asana and its styles. They have the best yoga schools in the yoga capital, Rishikesh, India, with a peaceful yogic environment nearby Laxman Jhula, Rishikesh, India.

During your yoga teacher training course, you will learn different multi styles yoga poses and asana with pranayama, breathing exercises, meditations, yoga philosophy, Ayurveda, naturopathy, etc. The school has designed courses in the most comprehensive and unique way, empowering you to stand apart as an inspired yoga teacher. At Aadi Yoga School in Rishikesh India, they welcome all ages of students having a different type of health issue or potential.

They understand that every people do not have equal potential. People are born with certain limitations, so they focus on adjustments for all level students. Courses at Aadi Yoga School are designed in a manner which suits the needs of different levels of practitioners from yoga teacher training for a beginner, intermediate, to advance levels. Yoga teacher training course at Aadi yoga school in Rishikesh India will allow the student to develop a better understanding and deepen their practice of yoga.

It assists the student in forming new visions in all spheres of yogic practice and offers them an opportunity to become a registered yoga instructor - RYT 200. They offer Residential Hatha and Ashtanga yoga teacher training courses that are certified by the International Yoga Alliance, USA.

At Aadi yoga school in Rishikesh India, yoga teacher training programs are designed in a very balanced way that it keeps the student in contemplation of the subject throughout the day and allows them to have the time for their personal stuff and self-study. The schedule is the best integration of theory and practice of yoga. It also allows the student to stay energetic for all the classes.

Course details

  • Yoga philosophy, yogic lifestyle
  • History and evolution of yoga, concept
  • Meaning and aim of yoga
  • What is Hatha yoga? What is Ashtanga yoga? What is Vinyasa Krama?
  • Four paths of yoga
  • Vedas and six systems of Indian philosophy
  • Meaning of Om, Omkar, and Gayatri mantra
  • Eight limbs of yoga
  • Mudras, Bandhas, and Kriyas
  • Concepts of Gunas (Satva, Rajas, Tamas) and their application in daily life
  • Meaning and importance of mantra chanting
  • Lifestyle and ethics of a yoga practitioner and teacher

Anatomy - physiology

  • Introduction
  • Skeletal system
  • Joints and range of motion
  • Muscular system
  • Postural imbalances

Mantra recitation

  • Ganesha mantra
  • Gayatri mantra
  • Shanti mantra
  • Guru mantra

Asana practice

  • Sun salutations
  • Traditional Hatha sun-salutation
  • Sun-salutation with variations in a Vinyasa flow
  • Traditional Hatha yoga poses
  • Modern and contemporary yoga poses
  • Standing sequence and standing postures
  • Back bend
  • Forward bend
  • Twist
  • Inversion

Alignment and adjustment

  • How to safely go-in and go-out of a posture
  • How to give cues and instructions
  • Anatomy of a yoga posture
  • Benefits of a yoga posture
  • Modification, advance variation, and use of props


  • Basic concepts of functional anatomy and physiology related to movement
  • Application of anatomical principles to yoga practice (mechanics of yoga asana, its benefits, and contraindications, healthy patterns of movement, etc)
  • Practical anatomy with a major emphasis on the skeletal system, muscular system, connective tissue, nervous system, and movements of the major joints of the body
  • Muscular and skeletal differences i.e. compression, tension, and proportion and orientation theory
  • Study of different regions of the body: the knee, hips, spine, and shoulder

Please note that in the process of yoga teacher training certification, discipline is a key factor. Attending all classes is mandatory. If leave is required in case of emergency and health issue, consult the respective faculty prior to the class. Absence without leave shall be considered as an act of indiscipline, which may affect the practitioner’s studentship and certification. Any changes in the schedule shall be intimated in advance.

Teaching starts from early in the morning. Discipline behavior is always mandatory. Respect the rules and regulations of Aadi Yoga School. Course fees are non-refundable. Before departure from Aadi Yoga School, students must return all books from the library. Non-veg food, smoking, and drinking alcohol are not allowed on the Aadi Yoga School premises.

Daily schedule

  • 06:00 Wake up
  • 06:30 Herbal tea
  • 06:45 Yogic cleansing
  • 07:00 Mantra chanting and pranayama
  • 07:30 - 09:00 Yoga asana
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Yoga anatomy
  • 11:30 Yoga philosophy
  • 13:00 Lunch, rest, and self-study
  • 15:00 - 16:00 Teaching methodology and yoga alignment
  • 16:30 - 18:30 A traditional sequence
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • 20:30 Yoga Nidra
  • 22:00 Light out

Included excursions

Ganga Aarti View from Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Neelkantha Mahadeva temple.


Swami Amarna Anand

Anant Jethuri

Amit Lingwal

Deepa Negi

Manoranjan Rana

Retreat location

Aadi Yoga School is located in front of Ganga River. Rishikesh is called the birthplace of yoga. It can be a truly life-changing experience. As Rishikesh is located in Northern India, tucked into the Himalayas and the holy river Ganges flowing through, hence, this small city becomes so attractive and one of the best destinations for yoga and meditation retreats. On the bank of the river Ganges, one can enchant and perform yoga, which will be the best experience because of awe-inspiring ambiance, cool breeze, and peaceful surroundings.


  • Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), 20 kilometers
  • Jolly Grant Airport (DED), 250 kilometers

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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For thousands of years, the yogis of the Himalayas observed, experimented and fine-tuned their approach to life. And, today, Aadi Yoga School reaps the rewards of their dedication. They are, simply put, in pursuit of health. Full health requires a diet that nourishes and sustains you, whilst at the same time has purifying and cleansing qualities too. They offer a vegetarian yogic diet to their students that is designed to help them get the most out of their bodies and their practice.

A yogic diet is based on natural healing, rejuvenating, and energizing elements from the revered science of Ayurveda. It is a perfect food for nourishing the mind, body, and souls of budding yogis. They serve only vegetarian Indian Saatvik food. They provide three times daily food in healthy breakfast with herbal tea, lunch, evening herbal tea, and dinner.

You will get three-time daily full meals. The meals will be vegetarian, sattvic, and completely nutritious. Salads, fruits, and beverages will also be catered, and you can opt for either a vegan diet or gluten-free diet.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Rafting
  • Mountain climbing
  • Spa
  • Ayurvedic massage
  • Panchkarma treatment
  • Airport drop-off
  • Aerial yoga Drop-in Classes
  • Additional nights accommodation
  • Additional food order from the menu of the Restaurant
  • Personal cab for sightseeing

Spa treatments

Aadi Yoga School can arrange for you an Ayurvedic Massage Treatment and Panchkarma at an additional price.

What's included

  • 11 nights accommodation
  • Additional one-night stay prior start date of the course and another one-night stay on closing ceremony day
  • Daily nutritious vegetarian meals and herbal tea
  • Weekend excursions
  • Course materials (books, yoga mat, cleansing kit)
  • Airport pick-up only
  • Local sightseeing

What's not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Visa expenditure
  • Travel expenditure
  • Personal expenditure
  • Vaccinations

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Jolly Grant Airport (DED). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Aadi Yoga School will pick you up from the airport.

Arrival by bus

The town is well connected to bus services every day from major cities. De-board the bus at Rishikesh bus stand and take an auto-rickshaw, get down in the market area to take the ferry, and walk to Swarg Ashram or take the Ram Jhula Bridge to reach Swarg Ashram.

Arrival by train

Rishikesh is connected to trains in abundance with three slow trains daily and other fast one connecting through Haridwar. One can easily take the train, get down at the station to take a taxi or a shared auto-rickshaw, and reach the market area.

Arrival by taxi

Aadi Yoga School offers a taxi pick up from all the airports, railway stations, and bus stations at an additional cost. Please note that pick up from Jolly Grant Airport (DED) and Rishikesh bus station is complimentary.


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Airport: Jolly Grant Airport Airport transfer included: Jolly Grant Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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