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30 Days 300 Hours Advanced Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh

Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh

Join this exclusive advanced yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, one of the busiest tourist destinations, well-known for its holistic and religious activities. The benefits of yoga meditation are multiplied in the lap of nature, where the body-mind-spirit system gets purified in the serene environment. Yoga is an ancient form of health exercise associated with wellness and fitness. The various asanas or postures revitalize the body, giving you the much-needed energy to build stamina and physical capacity. This is a higher-standard Yoga Alliance certified course that includes a valuable certification reward.

Retreat highlights

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

Skill level

  • Advanced

Yoga styles

28 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Hindi, Japanese, English
The maximum participants in the group is 24
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Chandra Yoga will be providing private rooms with en-suite bathrooms. There are also shared twin rooms available.

Chandra Yoga 300hr Yoga Teacher Training Program

The 300-hour yoga course involves mind exercises with specific postures, asanas, and various breathing and cleansing techniques that will have a direct impact on your health and enhance your fitness level. Deepen your yoga practice and enhance your health with many aspects of yoga, including pranayama (breathing), meditation, asana (physical postures), philosophy (including yogic lifestyle), and anatomy (including alignment and adjustments).

Syllabus of study

  • Teaching methodology of different styles of yoga - Patanjali Ashtanga, traditional and classical Hatha, Vinyasa, Shivananda, etc.
  • Method, principle, sequencing, adjusting, benefits, and cautions of yoga postures
  • Advance Hatha and Ashtanga (Bahiya, Aabhyanta, Stambh, etc.)
  • Pranayama (breathing techniques) and Bandhas practice (Yogic locks)
  • Minimum 12 yogic Mudras
  • All six Shatkarmas/ Kriyaa (cleansing techniques)
  • Learning to teach yoga classes for beginners, intermediate, and advanced level students
  • Physical, mental, and spiritual benefits of Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Dharana (control of senses), and meditation
  • Study of human anatomy and physiology with body systems, glands, and organs
  • Study of Ayurveda - panchkarma, seasonal regimen, nutrition and the yogic diet
  • Deep study of Kundalini, Chakras, Nadis, and Mudras and techniques to activate Kundalini
  • Minimum 12 Mantras (for chanting and meditation)
  • Yoga Philosophy (Eight limbs of Ashtanga-Yoga) with Patanjali's Yoga Sutras (minimum 30 Sutras)
  • Yogic lifestyle, Ashram system, and Varna system
  • Factors affecting yoga spiritual practice, positively and negatively
  • A study of Hatha yoga scripture - Gherand Sanhita and Hatha Yoga Pradipika
  • Minimum 15 diseases with symptoms, factors, and yogic and Ayurvedic treatment
  • Teaching practicum
  • Yoga class management
  • Ethics guideline for yoga teachers

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

  • 06:00 - 07:00 Wake up and fresh
  • 07:00 - 08:00 Morning meditation, chanting, and Pranayama
  • 08:00 - 08:30 Tea break
  • 08:30 - 10:30 Yoga Asana practice
  • 10:30 - 11:30 Breakfast
  • 11:30 - 13:30 Lecture (Yoga Principles/Philosophy/Yoga Sutra/Sanskrit/Mantras)
  • 13:30 - 15:00 Lunch / Rest time
  • 15:00 - 16:45 Lecture (Human biology and applications/Ayurveda/Traditional yoga texts /Karma yoga)
  • 16:45 - 17:00 Refreshing time
  • 17:00 - 19:00 Yoga Asana practice including teaching practicums
  • 19:00 - 19:30 Rest time / Free time
  • 19:30 - 20:30 Dinner time
  • 20:30 - 22:00 Self-study
  • 22:00 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 the course schedule is busy, with at least four hours of physical practice and the remaining class time for lectures, meditation, chanting and other activities each day.

Orientation meeting

The opening fire ceremony and orientation meeting will take place on the first day training, starting at 3 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

You will 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.

Chandra Yoga International is happy to explain these terms and conditions further, 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
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.
Yogacharya Amit
Yogacharya Amit practicing yoga since 2003. Amit is also running a social firm NGO named "Happy Faces Foundation". This NGO is working for education of children in backward areas in India.
Yogi Devendra
Yogi Devendra is a multi-style Yoga Teacher who has a great outlook towards his teachings. He is a trained hatha yoga teacher. He has done diploma and certificate courses in Yogic Sciences and now he has completed his Masters in Yogic Sciences as well. Apart from being a trained Hatha Yoga teacher, he is also well in Ashtanga-Vinyasa flow. His diversity of this multi-style teaching makes him unique. He has a long-term experience of training people and giving them the exact base in their practices. He is a person with a very cool behavior towards his work and a dynamic personality.
Chitrangana Ji
Chitrangana Ji has been involved in the teaching of yoga in India since 2008, she had granted her extensive knowledge in Pranayama & meditation, and yoga philosophy to numerous students and has inspired many onto a deeper path of yoga exercise.
Dr. Rakesh
Yogi Rakesh is an Anatomy & Philosophy Teacher. He has completed Diploma in Anatomy & Philosophy and Diploma in Ayurveda as well. ⇒ His skill of explaining his knowledge to students is extremely great.

Retreat location

The yoga school is located in Rishikesh, one of the most well-known spiritual towns in all of India. 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, it is a bit calmer than other parts of India. As a pilgrimage point, Rishikesh greets many devout Hindus and wandering sadhus (holy men).

Nearby places

  • Agra, 400 kilometers
  • Badinath, 300 kilometers
  • Dehradun, 43 kilometers
  • Gangotri, 248 kilometers
  • Govindghat, 275 kilometers
  • Haridwar, 30 kilometers
  • Kedarnath, 227 kilometers
  • Mussoorie, 78 kilometers
  • New Delhi, 240 kilometers
  • Yamunotri, 234 kilometers

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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This YTTC course is run at the enlivening ambiance of Yoga Niketan Ashram which is equipped with a hygienic community kitchen serving nutritious, pure, vegetarian Sattvic and yogic food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You will be served 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, you should not eat unhealthy or 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.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Yogic
  • Ayurvedic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 1 excursion
  • 2 Ayurvedic massages
  • 2 or three tea times per day
  • 3 daily vegetarian meals
  • Certificate
  • Private room with attached bathroom
  • Shatkama kit (cleansing techniques)
  • Yoga course materials: two yoga books and one notebook

What's not included

  • Any other local travel or sightseeing
  • Other items of personal nature
  • Airfare
  • Taxi fares are not included in the price. The taxi fare from New Delhi to the Rishikesh ashram is 65 USD.
  • 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

How to get there

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 information to them and they will send a driver 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).

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 35% 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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  • If two people book together, they are eligible for a special discount of 100 USD (2 private rooms).
  • Book 3 months in advance and get a discount up to 200 USD

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