69 Days 500-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India

  • Arogya Yoga School, Krishna Cottage, Ram Jhula, Swarg Ashram, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249304, India

Yoga Teacher Training India

This course nurtures physically and mentally. It is a wonderful space that you create for yourself, and learn to establish both as student and a teacher of yoga. One can draw the corrective which is most wanted in order to make your inner life more perfect, more comprehensive, and more universal. Arogya Yoga School can assist you towards excellence the art and science of yoga. This course will allow you to discover a new dimension to learn, teach, and appreciate yoga.


  • Daily yoga sessions
  • Teaching different meditation techniques
  • Daily practice of asanas, pranayama with bandha, mudras, and kriyas
  • One Himalayas sightseeing trip
  • 68 nights accommodation
  • All meals
  • 69 days with instruction
  • English
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Accommodation comprises of single rooms and double shared rooms. All rooms have attached bathrooms. The bathrooms are equipped with western toilet seats, and cold showers. Hot water is also available during winter season.


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

Yoga teacher training course objectives

  • Develop your own self practice
  • Develop and daily practice of asanas, pranayama with bandha, mudras, kriyas, and meditation practice
  • Learn about detailed yoga anatomy
  • Learn about yoga therapy
  • Study of classical literature of yoga: Patanjali yoga sutras, Hatha yoga pradipika, Gheranda samhita, and Upanishad
  • Learn how to structure a class, and then incorporate all these components into designing your own class. Learn to teach this class to your peers in a small group environment, and then you will teach this class to your peers as your assessment

500-hour yoga teacher training course syllabus

Yoga philosophy

There exists at present a good deal of misconception with regard to the practices of yoga. Yoga philosophy is needed to get linked with tradition by a direct reference to the treatises. This class will allow students to understand, and appreciate the classical literature of Yoga. The philosophy of yoga is an integrated view of life. It includes an understanding nature of existence, man, and his role in investigating true self.


  • Origin of yoga
  • Different paths of yoga
  • Samkhaya darshan
  • Vedanta darshan
  • Obstacles in yoga

Ashtanga yoga (eight limbs)

  • Yama
  • Niyama
  • Asana
  • Pranayama
  • Pratyahara
  • Dharana
  • Dhyana
  • Samadhi
  • Hatha yoga
  • Panch kosha
  • Annamaya kosha
  • Pranamaya kosha
  • Manomaya kosha
  • Jnanamaya kosha
  • Anandamaya kosha

Orientation of Patanjali's yoga sutra:

In the yoga sutras, Patanjali has provided a very scientific and practical exposition of the philosophy, and practice yoga. One very important section of the book describes what is commonly called Ashtanga yoga, or eight limbs of yoga, which provides practical guidelines for experiencing the ultimate state of consciousness.

Orientation of Hatha yoga pradipika

This is a classic text on Hatha yoga written by yogi Swatmarama. The instructions given in the text is very useful in understanding the mechanics of the body, and channelizing the energies to establish harmony. By bringing balance between sun and moon, one can prepare for a higher possibility. Hatha yoga - introduction, relationship of Hatha yoga and Raja yoga, greatness of Hatha yoga, Hatha yogi lineage, importance of Hatha yoga, destructive and constructive of yoga, methods of Hatha yoga practice and yogic diet.

Orientation of Gheranda samhita

Gheranda samhita and Hatha yoga pradipika are two of the older main Hatha yoga text available in India. Dated back a few hundred of years, they are still studied today to understand the therapeutic aspect of Hatha yoga. Ghata yoga - introduction, seven step yoga, benefits, purificatory techniques, classification practicing methods, and benefits, a comparative study of Hatha yoga and Ghata yoga.

Orientation of Upanishad:

The Upanishads (defined as "to sit with one's self", or "to sit in the presence of the master") are the insights gained by the yogis. It discusses liberation through wisdom. This is the end portion of the vedas, and the subject of yoga is presented in a conversational form. It is very easy to comprehend the discussion of yoga through the Upanishads. The quality of discrimination between real and unreal unfolds during the study of the Upanishads. Studying the Upanishads helps the practitioner to implement yoga in their daily lives. A study of the Upanishads inspires the question of, Ko Ham? Who am I?

Human anatomy- physiology and yoga

This class provides a meticulous understanding of anatomy and physiology of the human organ systems key to one's yogic practice, with a brief discussion of the remaining organ systems. The correlation between the physiology and the psycho-philosophical nature of the human organ systems is also discussed.


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

Physiology of asana

  • Standing
  • Back bend
  • Forward bend
  • Twist
  • Inversion
  • Digestive system
  • Respiratory system
  • Circulatory system
  • Physiology of pranayama
  • Nervous system
  • Endocrine system
  • Stress and homeostasis
  • Physiology of meditation
  • Lesson planning, practical and written assessment

This class provides a meticulous understanding of anatomy and physiology of different systems.

  • Musculo-skeletal system : muscle - classification - histology - properties of each type - distribution - mechanism of muscle contraction (brief) - neuromuscular transmission (brief), ligaments, tendons, skeleton-bones-types, structure and function, spinal column. Joints - Types, Structure, Function.
  • Blood and immune system : composition of blood corpuscles - R.B.C., W.B.C., platelets. plasma, haemoglobin - coagulation of blood and anticoagulants. Blood groups and its importance, lymphatic system, immunity - types and mechanism.
  • Cardiovascular system : anatomy of heart and blood vessels - innervation of heart - properties of cardiac muscle - control of cardiac cycle and circulation - cardiac output - blood pressure.
  • Respiratory system : anatomy- gross and histological - mechanism of breathing, exchange of gases pulmonary function tests-lung volumes - control of respiration
  • Digestive system: anatomy - gross and histological - mechanism of secretion of - saliva, gastric Juice, pancreatic Juice, bile, intestinal secretion - role of these secretions in digestion of food, absorption and assimilation and formation of faeces
  • Excretory system and temperature regulation : anatomy-gross and histology - functions of glomerules and renal tubules Micturition and composition of urine - structure and functions of skin-regulation of body temperature
  • Endocrine system : anatomy - gross and histological, thyroid, parathyroid, supra - renal, pituitary, islets of langerhans - function of thyroid and parathyroid harmone, effect of hypo and hyperactivity on the body. Hormones of supra-renal and their action and effect of hypo and hyper activity on the body. Hormones of pituitary gland- its action and effect of hypo and hyper activity on the body. Role of insulin in glucose metabolism
  • Central nervous system : anatomy - gross - cerebrum, cerebellum, spinal cord. Histology - nerve - structure and properties of neurons - nerve - action potential - generation propagation - factors influencing. Classification of neurons, and nerve fibers receptors and reflex arc. Functions and important connections of cerebrum, pons, medulla, thalamus, hypothalamus, cerebellum - autonomic nervous system - sympathetic and parasympathetic - anatomy and functions
  • Physiology of main asanas
  • Physiology of breathing
  • Physiology of stretching
  • Common yoga injuries and its prevention

Teaching methodology

  • To structure and sequence a class
  • Modification techniques
  • Teaching different meditation techniques
  • Organizing and preparing for workshop
  • Principles of demonstration, observation, alignment, and correction
  • Human anatomy - philosophy and yoga
  • Introduction
  • Cellular system
  • Skeletal system
  • Joints and range of motion
  • Muscular system i
  • Muscular system ii
  • Postural imbalances
  • Physiology of Asana
  • Asana - standing
  • Asana - back bend
  • Asana - forward bend
  • Asana - twist
  • Asana - inversion
  • Digestive system
  • Respiratory system
  • Circulatory system
  • Physiology of pranayama
  • Nervous system i
  • Nervous system ii
  • Endocrine system
  • Stress and homeostasis
  • Physiology of meditation
  • Essence
  • Lesson planning, practical and written assessment

Mantra recitation

Mantra is a word or sound repeated to aid concentration in meditation. The reverberating sound harmonious the body and mind.

  • Ganesha mantra
  • Guru mantra
  • Shakti mantra
  • Gayatri mantra
  • Mangalacharan mantra
  • Shanti mantra


Dynamic postures

  • Pawanmuktasana series
  • Marjari asana
  • Vyaghrasana
  • Surya namaskar

Standing postures

  • Tadasana
  • Utkatasana
  • Padhastasana
  • Trikonasana
  • Parivrtta Trikonasana
  • Parshwakonasana
  • Parivrtta parshwakonasana
  • Veerbhadrasana I
  • Veerbhadrasana II
  • Veerbhadrasana III
  • Ardh chandrasana
  • Parsvottanasana
  • Prasarita padottanasana

Inverted postures

  • Sirsasana
  • Sarvangasana
  • Halasana
  • Pincha mayurasana
  • Adho mukha vrkshasana

Twisting postures

  • Ardh matsyendra asana
  • Parivritti janu sirshasana
  • Kati chakrasana

Back bend postures

  • Bhujangasana
  • Shalabhasana
  • Dhanurasana
  • Matsyasana
  • Ushtrasana
  • Kandhrasana
  • Chakrasana
  • Gomukhasana
  • Setu asana
  • Rajkapotasana

Forward bend postures

  • Paschimotanasana
  • Janusirasana
  • Ardh padam paschimotanasana
  • Padprasar paschimotanasana
  • Adho mukha svanasana

Balancing postures

  • Vrkshasana
  • Bak dhayan asana
  • Mayurasana
  • Natraj asana
  • Garudasana

Relaxation postures

  • Shashankasana
  • Makarasana
  • Savasana

Breathing practices

  • Yogic breathing
  • Nadi shodhan
  • Kapalbhati
  • Bhastrika
  • Ujjayi
  • Bhramari

Meditative postures

  • Sukhasana
  • Padamasana
  • Vajrasana

Meditational practices

  • Breath awareness
  • Tratak
  • Yog nidra
  • Mantra chanting
  • Yantra drawing

Principles and guideline

  • Teaching starts from early in the morning
  • Respectful behavior is mandatory at all times on and off the premises
  • Respect the rules and regulations Arogya Yoga School
  • Course fees are non-refundable
  • Before departure from Arogya Yoga School, students must return all books from the library
  • Non vegetarian food, smoking, and drinking alcohol are not allowed on the Arogya Yoga School premises.

General rules

  • Silence should be maintained between 10 p.m. until the morning
  • Regular home work should be completed
  • All classes are mandatory to attend unless you are ill
  • As a part of the evaluation procedure, there will be an assessment for certification
  • Arogya Yoga School reserves the right to disqualify any students at any time during the course for misconduct
  • Eating and drinking (anything other than water) is not allowed in the yoga halls
  • Use of electronic gadgets i.e., mobile phones, laptops, and tablets during lectures is strictly prohibited
  • During asana practice leave all jewelry, books, extra clothing, book bags, and purses in your room. Only yoga mat and water bottles permitted in yoga hall
  • Management expects all students to clear your practice space immediately following your practices

Sample daily schedule

  • 06:00 Wake up
  • 06:30 Herbal tea
  • 06:45 Shatkarma or yogic cleansing
  • 07:00 Chanting and pranayama
  • 07:30 Yoga asana
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Yoga anatomy
  • 11:30 Yoga philosophy
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 Rest and self-study
  • 16:30 A traditional sequence
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • 20:30 Yoga Nidra

Enjoy yourself on one Himalayas sightseeing trip and weekend excursions.

  • Mahesh Bhatt

    Mahesh was born and raised in very spiritual family. He graduated from Garhwal University with a science background. He transformed after meeting his guru who helped him realize and understand energy and how he is connected intimately to society and others through his own energy. His guru taught him to cultivate this energy through his personal practices. He developed his knowledge further and began sharing with others, towards building a strong foundation for society.

  • Vijeth Kumar

    Vijeth has been teaching yoga philosophy and yoga Nidra in the teachers training programme at Rishikesh Yog Peeth in Rishikesh, India, since 2013. He has taught yoga philosophy, yoga Nidra, and asana methodology to 18 teacher training programs, guiding his students compassionately in realizations and awakenings which have inspired deeper insights into themselves, and how they relate to the world around them. His asana methodology classes focus on Ashtanga and Hatha yoga, and provide instruction on yoga with props, observing, modifications, assisting, and adjustments.

  • Azad Bhatt

    Rishikesh Yog Peeth Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Hatha Yoga)

    Azad began teaching yoga with a strong desire to share his knowledge with others. He first started teaching yoga retreat programs being conducted by his gurus, and later began teaching yoga asana alignment and methodology at teacher training programs around India. Azad studied yoga at the famous International Vishwaguru School of Yoga Vedniketandham in Rishikesh, India. He completed his 200-hour and 300-hour teacher training from Rishikesh Yog Peeth, Rishikesh, India, and is a registered yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance, USA.

This retreat will take place in Rishikesh, India.

You will be provided with nutritious vegetarian meals, detox juices, and teas.

Make yourself comfortable, and enjoy a great Ayurvedic massage.

  • 1 Ayurvedic massage
  • 68 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • All classes
  • Daily nutritious vegetarian meals, detox juices, and teas
  • Himalayas sightseeing trip
  • Weekend excursions
  • Yoga material (books, yoga t-shirt, body cleansing kit, etc)

Arrival by airplane

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

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

Rishikesh, India

Arogya Yoga School offers residential 100, 200, 300, and 500-hour Hatha yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, India.

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