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Advanced Yoga Teacher Training India

The biggest gift of yoga is an embodiment of human virtues that’s culminated with the cleaning and purity of the inner and outer surfaces of our self. In this 500 hours Akshi Yogashala teacher training, you would drench yourself in a yoga form with the training of Hatha yoga, Ashtanga yoga and other yoga forms. Akshi Yogashala is a USA affiliated yoga institute, symphonic of the values that have been cherished by the yoga gurus for centuries.


  • Daily yoga asanas
  • Daily pranayama and meditation
  • Comprehensive study of yoga Nidra and other yoga forms
  • Water rafting and sightseeing trip
  • Daily nutritious vegetarian meal
  • 58 nights accomodation


49 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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It is a home away from home for the seekers of peace, calmness and a healthy life. All the rooms are clean, well maintained with ashram like set up. Rooms can be hired either on single or double sharing basis. All facilities are provided with attached bathrooms, 24 hour cold and hot water and fully furnished. You will be getting a cozy feeling and a very comfortable stay in the midst of the natural surrounding and beauty all around.

Akshi Yogashala India Yoga Teacher Training Program


Upon completion of this yoga teacher training, students will receive certificate affiliated with Yoga Alliance. Registration with Yoga Alliance provides a globally recognized credential.

This course encompasses the advanced form of yoga practices getting deeper into the different disciplines of yoga. Comprehensive training is imparted on the different forms of yoga including getting deep into yoga both philosophically as well as the art form. The teaching methodology is different than the other courses, as here now students will be practicing teaching as well. They would also follow the path of their yoga guru with full dedication and commitment. This devotion would enlighten them and help them reach the level of consciousness they had been striving to attain all through. They would start loving themselves and loving the cosmos as their family. Each module will be a focus on the intensive practical component of yoga therapeutics, philosophical disposition, philosophy, physiology, anatomy, advanced postures, anatomy, deep meditation techniques and case studies.

The course is an integration of the yoga philosophy with asanas and postures, and meditation to build in the capability of the students in spreading this art form to the next generation. The training increases the confidence in students for analyzing and critically deciphering this virtualized art form and can dare to challenge the present skills for enriching their knowledge gained so far.


  • Comprehensive research in physiology and psychology of the different yoga practices
  • The study of different yoga philosophies and evolution of yoga all these years including study of dualistic and non-dualistic ways
  • Study of the ethical guidelines and conduct for a yoga guru so that students can learn to establish a strong relationship with the teacher
  • Study of all the eight paths of Patanjali and Vamana Rishi
  • Deep study of yantra, mantra and tantra
  • Getting comprehensive knowledge and study of sexual energy and the insight into divinity
  • Study of the shat karma, cleansing of internal and externalities of life
  • The practice of teaching that includes chance to teach students of 200 hours and 300 hours YTT

Mondays to Saturdays (sample 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 mythology.

Included excursions

Site seeing tour of the Himalayas

Water rafting


Vivek Arya
Vivek Ji is known for providing reflective thoughts on each lesson to its students. He is a very knowledgeable yogi whose passion for yoga started at a young age. His father recognized his interest for yoga and motivated him into the life of a yogi. Vivek Ji had spent fifteen years learning yoga in an ashram, but his keenness to learn more made him venture into the Himalayas where he took mystic lessons from the sages. He also learned Naturopathy, Pranic healing, Acupressure, philosophy of Buddhism, Jainism and Sufism, Anatomy, and Physiology. He is now pursuing Ph.D.
Sanjeev Pandey Ji
Yogacharya Sanjeev Pandey Ji is a very popular Pranayama teacher in Rishikesh whose teaching style is enough to attract people to learn pranayama. The techniques he uses to teach pranayama are so impactful that no student is left without becoming a perfect master of this breathing form. His love for yoga was so intense that he even left his running business and started a life of a true yogi. He adopts the basic tenets of Hathayogapradipika, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita and Gheranda Samhita in his teaching methodologies which make them so unique and interesting.
Sandeep Pandey Ji
Yogacharya Sandeep Pandey Ji is a master of meditation and pranayama. He had learned meditation and relaxation techniques from the different ashrams of Rishikesh which made him have a deeper insight into the many aspects of this art. He started his yogic journey as a disciple of Guru Swami Veda Bharti Ji in the Rama Sadhaka Ashram when he was only 11 years old. He is now pursuing Ph.D. in Yoga and is also now teaching the meditation and pranayama to the aspiring yogis.
Yogi Ashish
Yogi Ashish’s charm lies in his dynamic teaching style and attractive personality. He is teaching yoga since last six years and within just a short period of time has shown exceptional mastery of teaching. He learned yoga from the International School of Yoga, Ved Niketan Dham in Rishikesh and also got the master degree in yogic science from the Sanskrit University in Uttarakhand. He is an avid traveler and love exploring new things. He had also attended many seminars and workshops on sports, physical education, and yoga.
Yogi Vikas
Yogi Vikas is a famous yoga teacher for his exceptional style of teaching. He was also awarded for his excellence in World Yogasan Championship. He learned yoga from the famous Vishwaguru School of Yoga “Ved Niketan Dham” in Rishikesh. His four years of teaching experience has given him enough skills to comprehend his student's needs and teach them with precision and the keen eye on details on each aspect of yoga.
Tanushree Rawat
Tanushree teaches asanas, pranayama, meditation and other yoga forms to the people with great precision and dedication. She has seven years of yogic journey to her credit, which allows her to add newness and authenticity to the yoga. She did her post graduation in yoga from Sanskrit University in Haridwar. She also did six-month training from Ved Niketan Ashram and 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training from Jeevmoksha Yoga Gurukul. She had also been part of many internationally run seminars and had been invited the speaker in Californication beauty and spa in Kazakhstan.


The school is located in a wonderful location in Rishikesh giving you a mixed of an ashram and modern living environment. The religiosity of the place spreads a positive vibe to fume the spirit of love for yoga and enthusiasm to perform it with dedication. Located towards the bank of the river Ganga, makes it a perfect place for people to take a spiritual path for the attainment of their goals. Naturally filled environment, an ashram provides the best lifestyle and food choice. The serenity of the place gives you the choice for self-discovery in silence and the opportunity to meet other yogis. The place is also strategically located, near the market and with good transportation system.

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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You will get healthy and highly nutritious food which would be prepared by Ayurvedic chefs. The food is prepared with spices and herbs with the aim to maintain the health and wellness of the students and as per the curriculum. No non-vegetarian food or any toxic drink will be provided or allowed inside the premises.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

What's included

  • 58 nights' accommodation
  • Comprehensive teachings on meditation, pranayama, asanas, mudras, sadhana, and mantras
  • Detailed curriculum
  • Group discussions every week
  • Nasal wash pot
  • One site seeing tour of the Himalayas
  • Regular yoga retreats
  • Social, cultural, and fun going activities on weekends
  • Teaching on communication skills
  • Three times tea
  • Three times vegetarian meals
  • T-shirt for yoga classes
  • Water rafting - one trip
  • Yoga books for self study
  • Yoga YTT manuals and materials

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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Arrival: Friday September 7, 2018
Departure: Sunday November 4, 2018

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