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28 Days 200hr Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh

  • Chandra Yoga International, Badrinath Road, Tapovan, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India


Yoga Teacher Certification in Rishikesh

Our teacher training course offers complete theoretical and practical knowledge of yoga for instructors. We provide a hands-on training program that includes all the important elements of yoga such as Asanas, Pranayama, Kriyas, anatomy, adjustment, alignment, mantra chanting, meditation, and many more traditional yoga techniques. This course is for anyone who desires self-knowledge and elevated understanding of the yoga sutras and yogic lifestyle. Whether you are a yoga practitioner seeking to deepen your own practice, a teacher who hopes to further develop their methods, or are entirely new to yoga, our teacher training course provides a well-rounded yoga experience, preparing one to be an inspiring teacher and confident yogi.


  • Daily lectures
  • Daily yoga asana practice
  • Morning meditation, chanting, and pranayama
  • Daily breakfasts, lunches, and dinners
  • 27 nights accommodation
  • Yoga course materials
  • Vegetarian meals

Good to know

  • All ages are welcome as participants.

  • 27 days with instruction
  • English, Hindi, Japanese
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Chandra Yoga will be providing private rooms with en-suite bathrooms.

Syllabus of study

Teaching methodology of different styles of yoga - Patanjali Ashtanga, Traditional & Classical Hatha, Vinyasa, Shivananda etc.

Method, principle, sequencing, adjusting, benefits, and cautions of yoga postures.

Pranayama (breathing techniques)

Bandhas (yogic locks)

Yogic Shatkarmas / Kriyaa (cleansing techniques)

Learning to teach yoga classes for beginners, intermediate, and advanced levels students

Anatomy and Physiology

Physical, mental, and spiritual benefits of yoga

Basic Ayurveda, nutrition, and the yogic diet

Introduction to chakras, nadis, and mudras

Mantra chanting and meditation

Yoga philosophy (eight limbs of Ashtanga-yoga) with Patanjali Yoga Sutra

Yogic lifestyle

Teaching practicum

Ethics for Yoga Teachers

Daily schedule (7-8 hours a day; 6 days per week)

  • 06.00 a.m. to 07.00 a.m. Wake up and fresh
  • 07.00 a.m. to 08.00 a.m. Morning meditation, chanting, and Pranayama
  • 08.00 a.m. to 08.30 a.m. Tea break
  • 08.30 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. Yoga Asana practice
  • 10.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. Breakfast
  • 11.30 a.m. to 01.30 p.m. Lecture (Yoga Principles/Philosophy/Yoga Sutra/Sanskrit/Mantras)
  • 01.30 p.m. to 03.00 p.m. Lunch / Rest time
  • 03.00 p.m. to 04.45 p.m. Lecture (Human biology and applications/Ayurveda/Traditional yoga texts /Karma yoga)
  • 04.45 p.m. to 05.00 p.m. Refreshing time
  • 05.00 p.m. to 07.00 p.m. Yoga Asana practice including teaching practicums
  • 07.00 p.m. to 07.30 p.m. Rest time / Free time
  • 07.30 p.m. to 08.30 p.m. Dinner time
  • 08.30 p.m. to 10.00 p.m. Self-study
  • 10.00 p.m. Lights off

Yoga teacher training eligibility

Any Indian or foreigner who has interest in learning ancient traditional yoga and its applied science, with the ability to follow the instructions and lectures in English.

The applicant should be between 18 to 70 years old at the time of admission.

The applicant should be in a reasonably good health condition as we have a busy course schedule with at least 4 hours of physical practice and the remaining class time for lectures, meditation, chanting and other activities each day.

Orientation meeting

Our opening fire ceremony and orientation meeting will take place on the first day training, starting at 3.00 p.m. to ensure students know where classes are to be held. This is also to familiarize each student with the course facilities and to allow them to meet each other and their teachers. Student attendance at the orientation day is mandatory.

Code of conduct

We practice four hours of asanas (yoga of varying types) each day. One should be prepared for physical activity and willing to follow the instructor despite their personal experience or preference. Our course is carefully designed by highly experienced professionals to teach many different styles of yoga. Our students must commit to take part in each variety without challenging the instructors.

95% attendance is mandatory. Participants must follow the schedule and attend all physical, theory, and practical classes as well as yoga activities. Tardiness is not tolerated and anyone repeatedly interrupting classes or diminishing the experience of other students will be dismissed from the ashram without refund.

We are happy to explain these terms and conditions, however they are non-negotiable. Those demanding exceptions or behaving inappropriately toward our students or staff will be dismissed from the Ashram immediately without refund.

Dr. Sushil Yogi (Patanjali Ashtanga yoga, Kundalini yoga, meditation, classical and traditional Hatha yoga teacher)

Dr. Sushil Yogi was born in Haridwar, in the foothills of the Himalayas on the holy banks of the Ganges. The founder of this organization, he is a highly qualified yoga teacher. His credentials include a Ph.D. (Doctrate) in yoga, two years masters degree in human consciousness and yoga science (M.Sc.), a one year post graduate diploma in yoga, a one year diploma in Vedic Karmkand, and a three year B.Sc. degree from Gurukul Kangri University, in Haridwar, India.

He received his primary education in India, from a school based in ancient tradition, called Gurukulam. In this system, students study ancient scriptures such as the Vedas, Upnishads, Bhagvat Geeta, and Yoga Sutra, as well as Sanskrit language. Along with general studies, importance is placed on daily yoga practice, meditation, Yagya (Fire Ceremony), and service to the gurus (teachers). Gurukulam students grow as they gain spiritual, mental, and intellectual experience. Sushil Yogi had been interested in yoga and spiritualism since childhood, so after graduating with a science degree (B.Sc.), he decided to pursue being a yoga teacher and joined the full time yoga course at Gurukul Kangri University where he obtained a post graduate diploma, M.Sc. and Ph.D. in the yoga field. Additionally, he joined many national and international seminars, conferences as well as published two research books.

Learning the traditional art of yoga and meditation with great Himalayan masters, such as Swami Ramdev ji, Swami Ved Bharti ji, and Western teachers inspired Dr. Sushil Yogi to do sadhana in the holy Gangotri of the Himalayas, getting an extraordinary spiritual experience. He started teaching yoga in 2003 in India, and has since taught in the USA, UK, Europe, and Japan.

Dr. Sushil Yogi is currently living in India and running yoga classes, workshops, retreats, tours, and yoga teacher training programs in Japan, India, Europe, and the USA. His yoga classes are full of uplifting energy, fusing yogic and modern science knowledge with his genuine loving nature and sense of humor. He has worked as a personal yoga teacher, spiritual guide, and health advisor to celebrities such as Mr.Lakshmi Niwas Mittal (the 5th richest man in the world).

Dr. Vineet (Ayurveda and anatomy, physiology teacher)

Dr. Vineet is a highly qualified Ayurvedic medical therapist. He received his Ayurved acharya (B.A.M.S.) degree in medical science from Gurukul Medical College in Haridwar, India. Additionally, he has a certificate in yoga and has participated in the International Ayurveda and Panchkarma Congress held in New Delhi last 2006. He has experience in creating formulas of Ayurvedic herbal drugs and medicine, and knowledge for the treatment of chronic diseases such as diabetes, joint pains, obesity, and skin disorders.

Miyuki (Hatha and Sivananda yoga teacher)

Miyuki was born in Chiba, Japan. She is a registered Yoga Alliance Sivananda yoga teacher, having completed the 200 hour course at the Neyyar Dharm Asham in Kerala, India. Additionally, she has a three month yoga certification from Kaivalyadham in Lonavala, India, and a 200 hour Advanced Meditation certificate from Thailand. Since 2007, Miyuki has been teaching yoga and organizing retreats in Japan, as well as guiding spiritual tours in India and Hawaii. She joined MaharishiYoga Vihar Foundation in 2009. She teaches Hatha and Sivananda yoga in our yoga teacher training courses.

Dr. Shobha (Philosophy and meditation teacher)

Dr. Shobha was born in Haridwar, India into a noble Hindu family. Her parents have been a great source of inspiration to her since her early childhood. They followed and practiced the teaching of ARYA SAMAJ, which helped Shobha to understand the ancient Vedic wisdom.

Dr. Shobha did her Ph.D. in Yoga Philosophy on Neuroses and Yogic Treatment with specific reference to Patanjal Yoga Philosophy from Gurukul Kangri University, which is one of the most well-known universities in India; for yoga, philosophy, Sanskrit and Veda etc. Dr. Shobha knows many yogic techniques to overcome anxiety, stress, depression, and insomnia.

She has authored a number of research papers on yoga philosophy and yoga psychology. She has presented many papers in national and international conferences and seminars. A number of her papers on yoga psychology and yoga philosophy have been published in national and international journals. Her specialization is in Yoga Sutra of Patanjali.

Our yoga school is located in one of the most well-known spiritual towns in all of India. Located at the base of the Himalayan mountains, snuggled alone the banks of the sacred Ganges River, Rishikesh is frequented by spiritual pilgrims from all over the world. An incredible place to experience classical Indian yoga, Rishikesh is a bit calmer than other parts of India. As a pilgrimage point, Rishikesh greets many devout Hindus and wandering sadhus (holy men).


  • New Delhi, 240 km
  • Haridwar, 30km
  • Dehradun, 43km
  • Agra, 400km
  • Gangotri, 248km
  • Govindghat, 275km
  • Badinath, 300km
  • Kedarnath, 227km
  • Mussoorie, 78km
  • Yamunotri, 234km
  • Activities
  • River rafting
  • Hiking
  • Local sightseeing
  • General
  • Restaurant nearby
  • Services
  • Shop nearby

The food in the ashram is vegetarian. We serve unlimited fruit and porridge for breakfast and healthy Indian cuisine for lunch and dinner. The menu is set. To experience the good effects of a yogic lifestyle, we request that you do not eat unhealthy/non vegetarian food from the market. Smoking and drinking alcohol are strictly prohibited.


  • Additional food items may be available at a shop or restaurant nearby at your own expense.
  • Private room accommodation with attached bath
  • Three vegetarian meals a day
  • Three times Ayurvedic yogi tea per day
  • Shatkama kit (cleansing techniques)
  • One yoga textbook, one notebook, and Chandra Yoga Student Handbook
  • One excursion
  • Certificate
  • Air ticket
  • Any other local travel or sightseeing
  • New Delhi Airport to Rishikesh Ashram by taxi: 80 USD
  • New Delhi Airport to Rishikesh and Rishikesh to New Delhi Airport by taxi: 150 USD
  • Other items of personal nature
  • Taxi fares are not included in the price. The taxi fare from New Delhi to the Rishikesh ashram is 65 USD.

Arrival by airplane

The nearest airport is in Dehradun (Jolly Grant Airport) (DED) about 43 kilometers away. Another international airport is IGI Airport, New Delhi. The city, Rishikesh, is situated 240 kilometers north of New Delhi. It is connected by road, train, and air.

It is recommended to fly into Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) in Delhi.

Another option is to fly into Jolly Grant Airport (DED) (also known as Dehradun Airport) from New Delhi.

Arrival by bus

  • Rishikesh is 6 hours (250 kilometers) by bus from New Delhi. Buses depart regularly throughout the day from near the ISBT.

Arrival by train

  • Trains, including the luxurious Shatabdhi Express with its meal service and air conditioning, arrive at Haridwar; an hour by bus or taxi to Rishikesh.

Arrival by taxi

Traveling to and from the Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) to Rishikesh is your financial responsibility, however Chandra Yoga International are happy to book a taxi for you. If you'd like for them to do so, please forward your flight info to them and we they confirm with you that a driver will be sent to pick you up. Look for your name on a sign at the airport. If you prefer to travel another way, it is your responsibility to arrange and pay for the travel separately. The taxi ride from the Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) to Rishikesh takes about 5-7 hours and costs aproximatively 65 USD.

It is about a 30-45 minute drive from Dehradun to Rishikesh. If you would like, Chandra Yoga International can also arrange a taxi to bring you from the Jolly Grant Airport to the school for 12 USD (800 IN).

For information about the booking conditions, please send Chandra Yoga International an inquiry.
  • Review by Katy Merlet from USA

    "Chandra Yoga was one of the best experiences in my life. I was already a Bikram Yoga instructor before I went to the course and thought I already knew quite a bit about yoga. I was wrong, and I learned more than I could of ever even imaged! The instructors were so knowledgeable, especially Dr. Sushil. I made friends for life and loved every second of it! I would go back in a heartbeat! Thank you, Chandra Yoga!"

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  • Review by Evgeniya Zotova from Russia

    "The month that I spend with Chandra Yoga doing my YTTC was the best time in my life. And it is totally true. Everything was just how it is supposed to be. This school helped me understand that everything is possible. With them I grew as yoga teacher. Super professional instructors, who were very kind and had a passion for what they do. There I met some of the best people, who became not just friends, they became my family. I just can say big big thanks to Chandra and all of the people who were teaching us. Big love to all of you. Namaste"

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  • Review by Carolina Granger from USA

    "It was a privilege to travel to Dharamsala and take classes with such gifted teachers at Chandra Yoga! Their focus on teaching diverse styles of yoga made it easier for me to choose the style that best suited my personal practice. They taught us to reach our maximum potential as far as our own body awareness, which facilitated the ultimate goal which is to connect with students' physical and spiritual needs. Most teachers had a different background and nationality, which added a unique element to each class. Before I started my training I had doubts that I could become a teacher myself, but only a couple of weeks upon returning home I taught a few classes and my students were completely satisfied and wanting more! One of the greatest experiences at Chandra was the connections I made with other fellow Yogis and the satisfaction that my teacher certification came from an organization filled with love and integrity."

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  • Review by Cathy from Australia
    10 out of 10

    "Chandra Yoga International changes my perception about Yoga. I came to the course with the thought of learning “a gentle balancing exercise called yoga.” But now I open my eyes with a new knowledge and deep understanding of what yoga means. It’s a trip, an adventure to come back to your home, your inner-self. Thank you Chandra Yoga to bring me home. Much love and see you back soon."

    Chandra Yoga International website, edited

  • Review by Jennifer from Canada
    10 out of 10

    "Coming to Chandra Yoga international I began my journey new to the yoga world and left a confident yoga teacher. The teachers at the school are extremely knowledgeable and helpful. It is truly a life changing experience. You get more out of a teachers training than just yoga, it has brought together people from various parts of the world and they become family."

    Chandra Yoga International website, edited

  • Review by Tanya from Russia
    10 out of 10

    "I came to Chandra yoga school on May 2015 and stayed almost until the end of July 2015. It was truly unforgettable and life-changing time. I came to learn yoga and complete 300 hours teacher training course and I left being a confident and professional teacher with two months experience practicing yoga and teaching every day. This school has a unique quality: it can bring together truly amazing and wonderful people that will change your life and become your good friends. I highly recommend this school for yoga and meditation course, as well as Dr. Sushil a mediation, pranayama and yoga philosophy professional."

    Chandra Yoga International website, edited

  • Review by Lana from Australia

    "Not to be afraid of teaching; sometimes we can be our own worst enemy and let fear and personal doubts get in the way of an amazingly uplifting experience. It was a absolute pleasure to be surrounded by such an incredible support group for our first practicums." Website, edited

  • Review by Quinn from Australia

    "The group of yogis and teachers in the class have supported each other along our journeys. I have learned throughout the past two weeks to open up to strangers in Chandras nurturing environment and continue to allow myself to grow. We had our 30-minute practicum this week and to watch the other students come alive in their practices with this supporting environment was inspiring. This has made me become a stronger person knowing that I have open-minded and loving people surrounding me." Website, edited

  • Review by Andras from Hungary

    "Cleaning the body and mind makes a big difference. I have learnt how to live a heathy lifestyle. With the knowledge and encouragement from peers and training, I learned that yoga is not just a practice but is a way of living." Website, edited

  • Review by Jamie Lee Reid from India
    10 out of 10

    "I studied my 500 hour teacher training at Chandra. I travelled to India to understand yoga in more depth and Dr Sushil's teaching methods of philosophy, pranayama and meditation exceeded my expectations. I completed the course fully equipped to start my career in yoga. For those of you who would like a life changing experience, this is the place."

    Tripadvisor website, edited

  • Review by Mikey S from Taunton, Massachusetts, USA
    10 out of 10

    "I completed my RYT-200 with Dr. Sushil at his Dharamsala location in June 2015. The asana and anatomy workshops were done by Emily Young, a talented instructor who really brought the principles of Yoga into her everyday interactions. The philosophic, pranayama practices, and meditative aspects of the course were done by Dr. Sushil, the head teacher of this school. Dr. Sushil is a knowledgeable and helpful teacher. The staff is tremendously friendly and the experience I had was practically flawless. I enjoyed it thoroughly and intend to visit Dr. Sushil and his team when I go back to India. Highly recommend for RYT-200 TTC."

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  • Review by Devin K
    10 out of 10

    "I participated at the Dharamsala location and it was an amazing experience. I loved the location and the Tibetan culture. We were a walking distant from the Dali llama temple which was spectacular. Besides the location the teachers were inspiring, welcoming, and fun! I learned so much from the teachers and the classes we took, I am a new-improved me! The only downside was the water would randomly turn off and the side note that I don't like Indian food but there is plenty of cute places to eat in town that is tourist recommended. I say if you're thinking about joining, do it. You won't regret it! Thank you to Dr. Sushil and the team!"

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  • Review by Anna Sugarman from USA
    10 out of 10

    "At Chandra Yoga, I received traditional Indian philosophy-based education - kriyas, mantras, the history of yoga, and more. The opportunity to learn and practice in the Himalayas is extraordinary."

    August 2015. Chandra Yoga International website, edited

  • Review by Devin Hogan from USA
    10 out of 10

    "It was an amazing experience I would not trade for the world. I grew as a person in every way possible. I knew when I signed up that it would be a chance to grow and learn but I had no idea it would be such a positive life changing experience -- I am so happy to be certified through Chandra Yoga International! My gratitude for the teachers and fellow yogis cannot be put in words."

    July 2015. Chandra Yoga International website, edited

  • Review by Tanya from Russia
    10 out of 10

    "I came to Chandra yoga school on May 2015 and stayed almost until the end of July 2015. It was truly unforgettable and life-changing time. I came to learn yoga and complete 300 hours teacher training course and I left being a confident and professional teacher with two months experience practicing yoga and teaching every day. This school has a unique quality: it can bring together truly amazing and wonderful people that will change your life and become your good friends. I highly recommend this school for yoga and meditation course, as well as Dr. Sushil a mediation, pranayama and yoga philosophy professional."

    July 2015. Chandra Yoga International website, edited

  • Review by Benjamin Hicks from USA
    10 out of 10

    "I personally loved the structure of the program because I was immersed in the training from 6 am till 6:30 pm. Being in a group of like-minded individuals living with one another is an amazing experience and teaches you so much about yourself on another level than going to a weekend workshop or monthly program. The staff knowledge and experience was beyond my expectations and they were extremely genuine in their concern for your learning. Every aspect and every moment of that experience changed my connection to yoga at a high frequency, I am so grateful."

    May 2015. Chandra Yoga International website, edited

  • Review by Jennifer Freeman from Canada
    10 out of 10

    "Coming to Chandra Yoga international I began my journey new to the yoga world and left a confident yoga teacher. The teachers at the school are extremely knowledgeable and helpful. It is truly a life changing experience. You get more out of a teachers training than just yoga, it has brought together people from various parts of the world and they become family."

    May 2015. Chandra Yoga International website, edited

  • Review by Shaimaa Haroun from Egypt
    10 out of 10

    "My experience was transformed internally and spirituality made me stronger more conscious and lost many of my past fears. I felt reborn."

    January 2015. Chandra Yoga International website, edited

  • Review by Monica from Montova, Italy
    10 out of 10

    "I am so happy I have chosen this yoga teacher training course! I was a real beginner. I was so stiff and I knew very few asanas at the beginning. Now, I have improved my flexibility and I have learnt a lot of things, not only asanas, but also about philosophy, Ayurveda, and anatomy. And I found a new family as well. Thanks Sushil!"

    Chandra Yoga International website, edited

  • Review by Elisabeth from Lofoten, Norway
    10 out of 10

    "Before the course started, I had expectations of learning a lot of yoga. I was not disappointed. For one month, we have been meditating, doing breathing exercises, asanas, philosophy, anatomy, and eating healthy. Its been one month of detoxifying the body, mind, and soul. Thank you Dr. Sushil Yogi for everything you taught us. Hopefully, Ill see you for the 500 hour course."

    Chandra Yoga International website, edited

  • Review by Matthew from Toronto, Canada
    9 out of 10

    "I was not sure what exactly to expect from this course. I simply came with an open mind and willingness to learn. While I have learned much about yoga, asanas, philosophy, pranayama, Ayurveda, anatomy, and meditation, I have also learned that there is so much I do not know about yoga. This insight will motivate me to further my study and practice. I have Sushil and his wealth of knowledge to thank for this inspiration. I am definitely considering taking the 500 hour course. Hope to see you again soon!"

    Chandra Yoga International website, edited

  • Review by Nina from Sweden
    10 out of 10

    "I joined the TTC in Rishikesh without many expectations and with an open mind and heart to learn more about yoga. I feel that I now know more about the different parts of yoga such as asanas, pranayamas, philosophy, meditation, anatomy, and ayurveda and that I am inspired to further my practice. Thank you for sharing your knowledge."

    Chandra Yoga International website, edited

Rishikesh, India

We provide yoga teacher training courses to yoga lovers and our training has two levels for beginners. We provide 200 hours and 300 hours for advanced students.

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If two people book together, they are eligible for a special discount of 100 USD (2 private rooms) or 200 USD (1 shared room).

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