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Yoga Teacher Training India

Take another step in your journey as a yoga teacher through an intensive 300 hours YTT in Rishikesh. Akshi Yogashala takes you more deeply into the yoga philosophy, yoga science, and intense asanas, meditation, and pranayama to polish your skills and fashion you more precisely for your career as a yoga teacher. The course meets the standards of Yoga Alliance and is suitable for students who have passed their 200 hours YTT. This will be an integration of the holistic tenets of yoga with the feeling of spiritual existence through meditation.

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  • Daily meditation and yoga classes
  • Nidra yoga and sun salutation sessions
  • Yoga philosophy, mantras, and mudras sessions
  • Anatomy of Respiration, Spine, and Joints in relation to Yogic Practices
  • Weekend cultural, social, and fun activities
  • Daily Ayurvedic prepared food
  • 31 nights accommodation
  • Excursions and trips

Yoga styles

31 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 22 participants
Airport transfer available:
Jolly Grant Airport (US$20 per person)
Airport transfer available:
Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$80 per person)
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  • Garden
  • Yoga shala
  • Laundry
  • Wireless internet

Yogashala provides airy and spacious rooms on a twin sharing or individual basis as per the preference of the students. All rooms have modern facilities with clean attached bathrooms. You will get an ashram-like feeling and peace.

Ashrams usually represent a return to a simpler way of living, which is very different from a hotel. Generally, there is a more communal atmosphere and often an expectation that guests will pitch in with whatever needs doing.



Applicants for the 300-hour Yoga teacher training course must have a 200-hour yoga teacher training certificate (RYT-200) to be eligible for the 300 Hour TTC program. The 300 Hour TTC will build upon the foundation of your 200 Hour TTC, furthering your knowledge and understanding of yoga both as a practitioner and a teacher. Participants can expect to learn advanced teaching methodology that will position them to instruct students of all experience levels with confidence and clarity.


Successful completion of the 300 Hour TTC enables graduates to register as an RYT-500 with Yoga Alliance.

  • Yoga Alliance, USA certificate is open for yogis who are keen to deepen their yoga practice.
  • Candidates above 16+ are allowed admission to the training. Those who are under 16 can also take admission but will be trained under parental observation.
  • Student should have been self-practicing yoga for at least five months before joining the program.
  • The School is a Registered Yoga School which ensures a higher standard of education is imparted to the students and once they have completed the course they will be eligible to get register with Yoga Alliance.
  • To get the certificate students have to complete the whole course and appear for the written as well as theoretical examination for evaluation.

In the 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh you will:

  • 1. Develop a daily practice of Yogic Kriyas, Asanas, Pranayama, Bandhas, Mudras, and Dhyana.
  • 2. Get a deeper understanding of Yoga Anatomy and Philosophy.
  • 3. Structural Yoga Therapy.
  • 4. Study philosophy from the Classical Treatises of Yoga (Bhagavad Gita, Patanjali Yoga Sutras, Hathayoga Pradipika, Gheranda Samhita, and the Upanishads).


  • Detailed study of Yoga Asana
  • Detailed study of Pranayama
  • Philosophy
  • Yogic Breathing, Yoga Nidra, and Chanting
  • Study and practice of Ashtanga Vinyasa Series II
  • Anatomy of Respiration, Spine, and Joints in relation to Yogic Practices
  • Detailed study of Yoga Therapy
  • Hatha Yoga postures with alignment, adjustments, and modifications

Daily sample schedule

  • 05:30 am - 06:00 am Ginger/Herbal Tea
  • 06:00 am - 07:30 am Hatha Yoga
  • 07:45 am - 08:45 am Pranayama – Breathing Practices
  • 09:00 am - 10:00 am Breakfast
  • 10:30 am - 11:30 pm Yoga Anatomy
  • 11:45 pm - 12:45 pm Mantra/Adjustment and Alignment
  • 01:00 pm - 02:00 pm Lunch
  • 02:00 pm - 03:00 pm Rest
  • 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm Yoga Philosophy/Ayurveda
  • 04:15 pm - 05:45 pm Ashtanga Vinyasa/Vinyasa Flow
  • 06:15 pm - 07:15 pm Meditation and Relaxation
  • 07:30 pm - 08:30 pm Dinner
  • 08:30 pm - 10:00 pm Self Study
  • 10:00 pm - Gates Closed, time to rest


Yoga practicum includes Alignment and Adjustments, Teaching Methodology.

There will be no half-day during the 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh.

Please note that the daily schedule is subject to change according to the availability of lecturers, holidays, inclement weather, and extraneous circumstances.


Asana Practices

  • 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

Ashtanga Vinyasa

  • Pashasana
  • Krounchasana
  • Shalabhasana A, B
  • Bhekasana
  • Dhanurasana
  • Parshva Dhanurasana
  • Ushtrasana
  • Laghu-Vajrasana
  • Kapotasana A, B, C
  • Supta Vajrasana
  • Bakasana A, B
  • Bharadvajasana
  • Ardha Matsyendrasana
  • Eka-Pada Shirshasana
  • Dvi-Pada Shirshasana
  • Yoga-Nidrasana
  • Tittibhasana A, B, C
  • Pincha Mayurasana
  • Karandavasana
  • Mayurasana
  • Nakrasana
  • Vatayanasana
  • Parighasana
  • Gomukhasana A, B
  • Supta Urdhva Pada Vajrasana
  • Mukta Hasta Shirshasana A, B, C
  • Baddha Hasta Shirshasana A, B, C, D
  • Urdhva Dhanurasana
  • Paschimott

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 and Concentration

Art of Alignment and Adjustment Workshop

  • 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 and 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

Included excursions

Sundays are kept for excursions to give students some relaxing hours out of their busy schedules. These include trekking or river rafting, visiting the Himalayan temples, local ashrams, and exposure to the local culture and tradition. Besides the students learn the value of loving and living in conjunction with nature and adopt the human traits of humility, love, care, and tenderness which any successful yoga teacher carries with him all through his career.


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Retreat location

Akshi Yogashala is nestled in the Himalayas in Rishikesh and near the river Ganges to provide you serene, pure, and sacred environment. It is a place where the religious hymns resonate in the air to bless your soul.

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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The 300-hour yoga program includes a nutritious and healthy vegetarian diet for the students. The food will be provided three times a day and prepared by Ayurvedic chefs. The purpose is to provide healthy and delicious food which balances your body constitution and meets the need of the yogic program. A strict menu is followed to detoxify the body.

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

What's included

  • 31 nights comfortable stay
  • Books for self-reading
  • Daily workshop and classes including retreats
  • Excursions and trips
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Group discussion
  • Indian Ayurvedic prepared meals
  • Tuition
  • Certificate of completion

What's not included

  • Flight tickets
  • Transfers
  • Visa
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Doctor consultations and other expenses, that not mentioned above

How to get there

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Arrival by plane

Reach Delhi International Airport (DEL) or you can also take a direct flight to Dehradun Jolly (DED) airport. Delhi is 242 kilometers while Dehradun is only around 15 kilometers from Rishikesh. Airport transfers can be organized for an additional cost. Please contact the organizer for further information.

Arrival by bus

You can also reach Rishikesh by bus from Interstate Bus Terminus at Delhi. Take a Volvo or any luxurious coach from Delhi to Rishikesh but keep in mind, bus journey can be very tiring. The organizer can also send their taxi to receive you from the bus terminal or you can also hire an auto-rickshaw for RamJuhla but then you have to walk across the bridge to the school premises.

Arrival by train

You can also take a train from Delhi for Haridwar which is 25 kilometers away from Rishikesh. Haridwar is linked to many major cities in India. From Haridwar, you can hire a taxi or the organizer can also send their taxi to receive you on request in advance. The taxi charges from Haridwar to Rishikesh will be 20 USD.

Airport: Jolly Grant Airport Airport transfer available: Jolly Grant Airport (US$20 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport Airport transfer available: Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$80 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% 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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