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Yoga Teacher Training in India

Granting one more reason to rejoice in the name of yoga, Akshi Yogashala brings an opportunity for yogis to fulfill their yogic dreams. Making yoga education accessible and easy to receive, the school is offering a scholarship program for yoga teacher training programs. With a desire to go ahead of our boundaries, now yoga will transcend the barriers of money and financial limitations and reach every home.

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  • Ashtanga and Hatha yoga classes
  • Meditation and pranayama with mantra recitation
  • Daily meals and drinking water are provided
  • Short excursion tours in the vicinity
  • 27 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles

25 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Hindi
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  • Garden
  • Yoga shala
  • Laundry
  • Wireless internet

Akshi Yogashala enjoys the privilege of being situated in the yoga capital of the world. The calm breeze of the Holy Ganges purifies every cell and pore in the body. While the sanctity of the sages and seers meditating near the banks of Ganges, they bless every soul in their vicinity. Ideal for pursuing yoga teacher training courses, the school is proud of its association to land of Gods, Rishikesh.

People from the various parts of the world flock here to find inner peace and enjoy a tranquil time. The school endeavors to accommodate their wander lust and be a courteous host. The school receives 100’s of students and guests every year and understand their different needs. In order to accommodate for such every changing needs, they have amalgamated and constructed a modern yet ashram-like infrastructure.

The school has been set up in a way to offer heightened idea of space and airiness and the infrastructure is simple and basic. But they never miss out on anything the students would require and for the same reason have a well equipped campus.

Rooms are available on individual or sharing basis with proper ventilation. When you practice yoga and meditation, you require space and the same has been kept under consideration. The rooms are ventilated, airy, spacious, have a window, a coffee table, a cupboard and a bathroom attached. All other facilities like washing machine, internet etc. have been taken care of at the school.


  • Hot and cold running water 24/7
  • Filtered water available 24/7, you just have to bring a bottle
  • Wi-Fi around the campus
  • 5 minutes' walk away from the market
  • Personal washrooms attached to the bathroom with western commode
  • Spacious and well ventilated yoga hall
  • Washing machine to wash clothes is available (available at very small fees)
  • Coffee table and a cupboard in the room
  • Window in the room for proper ventilation
  • Pick and drop facilities to the airport or nearby locations on request
  • Clean drinking water available at all times
  • Safety issues are taken care of by individual locks to every room

A modern structure without overlooking the Indian touch, the school has it all under one roof. The staff is courteous and ever ready to help students in difficult and demanding situations. The teachers are also available to answer any queries the students are face at any time. Yoga hall is spacious and airy and well equipped with props to practice Ashtanga Vinyasa, Hatha yoga, Kundalini yoga, meditation and Pranyama taken under yoga teacher training courses.


This scholarship program for researchers of related fields, intellectuals of yoga teacher training and yoga enthusiast who want to learn and teach yoga. The high prices of yoga teacher training courses can prevent potential students from gaining access to a reputable program. With that fact in mind, Akshi Yogashala has worked to secure funding to assist yoga aspirants in paying for their teacher training courses. If you are interested in this scholarship program, grab this amazing chance!

About Akshi Yogashala

Standing tall and most humbly, the beautiful school of Akshi Yogshala is designed to make a yogis life more fulfilling and meaningful. A combination of learned and educated yoga teachers and gurus, who have come together for a cause of spreading the word of yoga, is what makes Akshi Yogahsala, a special initiative.

The beautiful view of the Himalayas, and the Ganges in the vicinity grant the school a surreal touch. Nurturing students from different walks of life, and unifying them in a chain of harmony and peace, this noble cause is both inspiring and rewarding.

Are you eligible for the yoga scholarship program?

All level yoga practitioners i.e, beginners, intermediate and experts can apply. If you are passionate to learn and know yourself and then share this ancient knowledge with others.

You are most welcome if you want to do research on yoga, its benefits for the human race, and those yogis who have embraced yoga for life. You are welcome to apply if you want to learn yoga to become a yoga teacher but struggle with finances. You must be well-disciplined throughout the month and attend 95% of the classes. You can apply if you are blank-head but open to learn new cultures and traditions.

Selection procedure

Without adding any high standards or tests, Akshi Yogashala requests the candidates who are interested in taking up the scholarship program to first fill the form and in few words mention the reason you would need the scholarship. Akshi Yogashala will filter the applications and award the scholarship to as many students as possible. Also, students who attain the scholarships should be passionate about yoga and should delicately do their work or research for which they are coming.



  • Ashtanga Vinyasa series 1
  • Core principles of Hatha yoga practice
  • Meditative pose
  • Structuring and sequencing the postures
  • Forward bending pose
  • Full health assessment on asana
  • Backward Bending pose
  • Traditional sun salutation series
  • Twisting pose
  • Sun salutation with root mantra series
  • Relaxation pose
  • Sequences / steps of doing asana confidently
  • Inverted pose
  • Moon salutation series
  • Kneeling pose
  • Joints and glands exercise
  • Standing pose
  • Balancing pose

Relaxation techniques

  • Point to point full body relaxation technique
  • Yoga Nidra for insomnia
  • Emotional body relaxation
  • Minor and major chakra relaxation
  • Deep causal body relaxation

Science of breath (pranayama)

  • Four qualities of yogic breathing
  • What is pranic healing?
  • Importance of diaphragmatic breathing
  • Kapalbhati
  • Stress and stress less related breathing techniques
  • Bhastrika
  • Psychological effect of yogic breathing
  • Brahmari
  • What is pranayama?
  • Ujjai
  • What are the five sub prana in yogic science?
  • Shetali and shetkari
  • What is ida, pingala and sushumna?
  • Nadi shodhanam
  • What is nadi?
  • 1:1, 1:2 and 1:4 breathing for emotional purification

Mudras and bandhas

  • Yogic gesture for stress related problems
  • Internal mudra
  • Healing gestures for physical blockages
  • Bandha for energy leakage
  • Pranic gestures for awakening energy
  • Importance of root lock
  • Eye mudra
  • Types of locks in yogic science
  • Finger mudra

Yoga philosophy

  • History and origin of yoga
  • Why people have disturbed mind, distracted mind, and stupefied mind in yogic science?
  • What is yoga?
  • What is celibacy and sex in yogic science?
  • What is Hatha yoga?
  • Why we suffer?
  • What is Ashtanga yoga (eight limbs of yoga)?
  • Why do people get diseases according to yogic science?
  • What is Raja yoga?
  • How to bend body to bend mind?
  • What is ignorance?
  • Three states of consciousness in yogic science
  • What is mind?
  • Four foundational pillars of life
  • Four faculties of mind field in yogic science
  • What is practice in yogic science?
  • Five layers of body in yogic science
  • What is Ekagrah?
  • What is knowledge and wisdom in yoga?
  • What is Kundalini?
  • What is Karma?
  • What is chakra?
  • What is sleep in yoga?
  • What is nadi?
  • Introduction to Ayurvedic science
  • What is Nirodhah in yoga?
  • What is "Fear" and "Love" in yogic science?
  • What is enlightenment and liberation in yoga?

Meditation and concentration

  • Breath awareness meditation
  • Inner light meditation
  • Chakra awareness meditation
  • Body less meditation
  • Mantra awareness meditation
  • Walking meditation
  • Full moon meditation
  • Third eye meditation

Art of alignment and adjustment workshops

  • Workshop on hip opening
  • Workshop on back bending
  • Workshop on forward bending
  • Workshop in twisting postures

Mantra yoga and its importance

  • What is Om?
  • Mantra for fearless living
  • What is mantra?
  • Mantra for wisdom
  • What is tantra?
  • Mantra for universal master
  • How to create positive vibration or energy with mantra yoga?

Yoga anatomy

  • Yogic skeletal and joints system
  • Yogic physiology
  • Yogic respiratory system
  • Yoga safety while doing asana and pranayama practices
  • Muscular system and usage of some important muscles in yogic exercise
  • Nature of lunar energy, solar energy and neutral flow energy
  • Yogic anatomy of spinal cord and its importance
  • Yogic counseling for therapy
  • Yogic therapy like back problems, slip disk problems, and diabetes
  • Usage of yogic techniques as therapy
  • Spinal deformation, thyroid and obesity
  • Yoga therapies on a common disease like - headache, cold, sinus, migraine

Daily schedule

  • 06:00 Hatha yoga
  • 07:45 Pranayama - breathing practices
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 10:30 Yoga anatomy
  • 12:00 Yoga practicum / mantra chanting
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 15:00 Yoga philosophy / Ayurveda
  • 16:15 Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga
  • 18:00 Meditation and relaxation
  • 19:30 Dinner

Please note that mantra chanting is for the first week. Yoga practicum includes alignment and adjustments, and teaching methodology.

Included excursions

  • Meet sunrise in the mountains with beautiful view on Rishikesh, near sacred oldest temple
  • Experience authentic Ayurvedic massage
  • Take part in famous praying near holy river Ganga


Vivek Arya

Sanjeev Pandey Ji

Rahul Bhatt

Rahul Katariya

Karamjit Sihag

Retreat location

Unique features


  • Massage


  • Yoga shala


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Local market
  • Tour assistance


Vegetarian, vegan, or gluten free meals are provided throughout the training. If you have dietary restriction, medical needs or health conditions, please inform Akshi Yogashala about your needs well in advance. Pure filtered water is provided to the students.

Any yoga teacher training course is incomplete if enough focus is not laid on the food the practitioner is eating. Akshi Yogashala is committed to carry out all round growth of the students and with this intent they have undertaken Ayurvedic cooking methodologies.

Each body type varies from the other, while it is important to understand one’s constitution, the school extends holistic diet beneficial for all the students. Intensive workout requires balanced and invigorating diet and this is what the school commits to offer.

Light and healthy vegan food complementing the demands of Ashtanga Vinyasa and Hatha yoga, the teachers emphasis of eating only ashram-cooked food. This is significant in detoxifying the body during your stay with them. Daily meals include breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea, juices and other needs if at all. The food is cooked by Ayurvedic chefs who come with experience of cooking such meals.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Yogic
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)

  • Meet sunrise in the mountains with beautiful view on Rishikesh, near sacred oldest temple
  • Experience authentic Ayurvedic massage
  • Take part in famous praying near holy river Ganga
  • Trekking to the Mouni Baba Cave
  • Attend the famous Ganga Aarti at Parmarth Niketan Ashram
  • Camp at the River Ganges for a night or more
  • Get rejuvenated at the local spas
  • Go for excursions at the nearby sites
  • Go for river rafting at the Ganges
  • Go mountain biking
  • Learn to cook Indian delicacies
  • Meet and make new friends from around the world
  • Take a dip in the Holy Ganges
  • Visit Indian temples and observe the Indian prayers
  • Witness the Indian heritage closely

What's included

  • 27 nights of accommodation
  • 1 book by Swami Satyananda Saraswati (“Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha”)
  • 1 book by K. Pattabhi Jois ("Yoga Mala")
  • 1 notebook and pen
  • Yoga bag
  • Yoga mat for practice
  • Yoga t-shirt
  • Shatkarma cleansing items (neti pot and sutraneti)
  • Pure vegetarian / vegan / gluten-free meals
  • All yoga topics mention under the program
  • Full study material
  • Excursions: Himalayas sightseeing trip, visit Ganga aarti, Ayurvedic massage

What's not included

  • Flight transfers
  • Transfers to and from Rishikesh
  • Visa expenses
  • Insurance
  • Events not covered by the schedule
  • Medical services, services of the Ayurvedic doctor

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at New Delhi Airport (DEL), which is a most preferred way, but if there is a direct flight from your starting place to Jolly Airport at Dehradun (DED), that would be best. Dehradun Jolly Airport is around fifteen kilometers from Rishikesh. You can hire a taxi from the Jolly Airport.

You can hire a taxi from Delhi Airport or you can avail Akshi Yoga Shala transport package which covers the cost from Delhi airport to Rishikesh by taxi and back to Delhi airport after completion of the course. Rishikesh is six hours' drive from Delhi airport.

You can also opt for Volvo service from Delhi ISBT. However, bus travelling could cause inconvenience for the first time travelers. Another best option is railways. Take train for Haridwar from New Delhi Railway Station and from Haridwar there are many transport facilities available to reach Rishikesh.

If you have to put in for a night in Delhi, there are many hotels available including budgeted hotels in main market of Paharganj area that ranges from 10 to 20 USD.

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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Departure: Wednesday December 29, 2021

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