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Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh

Are you ready to change your life? Drishti Yoga School foundational 200-hour yoga teacher training program will advance your practice, take you deeper into the many layers of yoga, build your confidence, and help find your voice. Not to mention you will go deep, have a lot of fun, and make lifelong friends. This program is designed for both those wanting to deepen their practice and for aspiring teachers.

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Yogi, Yogini, & Yogi
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  • Free yoga training
  • A chance to practice Karma yoga
  • Free yoga mat, books, and other yoga materials
  • Learn advanced methods of yoga asana, meditation, and pranayama
  • 3 daily vegan and yogic meals
  • 23 nights accommodation
  • Free airport pickup

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles

23 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 20 participants
Airport transfer included: Jolly Grant Airport
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  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Kitchen
  • Labyrinth
  • Lobby
  • Smoke-free property
  • Terrace
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio
  • ATM / banking
  • Conference room
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Wireless internet

During the yoga teacher training course, you will be staying in clean rooms in Drishti Yoga School. The school offers private and shared room according to the student’s requirement. You will get a clean bed sheet, pillows, bath towels, toilet papers, blankets, and bath soaps.


Admission requirements

To be considered for Drishti Yoga School's 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in India, you should consent to the accompanying affirmation prerequisites:

  • 16 years of age or more
  • Have checked on program subtle elements thoroughly
  • Have finished the submission of online application
  • Have an English level that takes into consideration reading, writing, and speaking to a level of full comprehension
  • Must not have a serious therapeutic condition that will block an understudy from participating
  • Have some fundamental, related knowledge with yoga
  • Have the capacity to cease from drug and liquor use during the program

Drishti Yoga School, Rishikesh happily announces the yoga scholarship for a selected number of students. Drishti Yoga School believes that information ought to be accessible to everybody with no discrimination. In any case, there can be circumstances where an individual can say that they have some money related issues and these issues are preventing them from learning and practicing these ancient treasures of yoga wisdom.

Drishti Yoga School needs to help these sort of individuals who are prepared to learn yoga and become a yoga instructor in the future. They can enable you to pick this respectable calling and subsequently you can carry on with your life in all the more satisfying habits.

You are invited to take this precious moment out of your life, to discover who you truly are, and transform yourself and your life in ways that are unimaginable. Learn to love the life you live, fully authentic, present in each moment, sharing the gifts of yoga with others.

Become a certified yoga instructor by joining Drishti Yoga School's 200-hour yoga teacher training course in Rishikesh, India! If you are looking to bring a change into your life by learning yoga for self-rejuvenation or transfer the benefits to others by getting a professional certification and expertise, then this is the perfect fit for you.

You will be trained by world-class trainers, who have been teaching international students for more than 10 years. The course covers a wide range of topics, including the 100 asanas, the different basic meditation techniques, three types of pranayamas, shatkarma, body alignment techniques, how to teach individual and group sessions, yoga business ethics, setting up a yoga school, holistic approach to learning therapeutic yoga teaching, and many others.

Hatha, Ashtanga, and Vinyasa yoga

Yogic postures comprise four hours of the daily schedule. You will be introduced to the various asanas in a systematic manner with a progressively increasing level of difficulty. Once the basics are mastered, asana flows, adjustments, and subtle aspects of breath and awareness will be brought into focus.

During the 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training you will cover:

  • Build up a huge knowledge of postures
  • Increase your strength and flexibility
  • Learn at least 100 asana names
  • Ashtanga primary series
  • Become confident in teaching postures


You will learn how to adjust asanas and understand how an adjustment can deepen your practice. You will cover their benefits, modifications, and cautions. You will use different props such as bolsters, belts, pillows, and blocks to maximize the effect.

Pranayama (breathing techniques)

You will learn techniques to work with vital energy centers in the body with the goal of becoming proficient enough to teach these skills to your students.

Shatkarma (cleansing techniques)

Yogic cleansing practices will be integrated into the daily morning schedule and will work in conjunction with the asana practices.


You will cover a range of meditation techniques that will help build concentration and focus in your daily practice. Techniques include Om chanting, chakra, and power of transformation meditation.

Mantras (chanting)

A range of mantras will be taught including the Gayatri mantra and many more. Find your inner harmony in these sessions.


You will learn anatomy and physiology relevant to yoga in order to strengthen the classroom explanations, cues, and corrections of asanas.

During the 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training, you will cover:

  • Yoga and skeletal system, brain and nervous system, respiratory
  • System, digestive system, cardiovascular system
  • Effects of pranayama, asanas, and meditation for various disorders
  • Subtle body anatomy of the chakras, nadis, and the application of chakras energy in the practice of yoga
  • Introduction to Ayurveda and yogic diet

Yoga philosophy

This class will focus on introducing you to the basic philosophy, concepts, and history of yoga. It will cover the various traditional philosophies and viewpoints, insights from modern research, and ways in which the essence of this holistic life-view can be integrated into a modern lifestyle.

During your 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training, you will cover:

  • Yoga Sutras: parts of the Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra
  • 8 limbs of Ashtanga yoga
  • How to overcome Panch-klesha: the five causes of pain and miseries
  • The philosophy behind Raj yoga and Hatha yoga
  • Parts of the Bhagavad Gita

Teaching methodology and practice

This class will give you the necessary building blocks to create your own yoga classes. Learn how to motivate your students by teaching inclusively to the range of abilities that you may be faced with.

Yoga teaching practice

The teaching practice is the last practical part of the course.

During your 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training, you will cover:

  • Practice teaching with lead teacher
  • Receive / give feedback
  • Prepare your own class
  • Teach your own class
  • Adjust your students correctly

Evaluation is based on:

  • Written test
  • Asana practical test
  • Attendance
  • Performance
  • Behavior

Daily schedule

  • 05:00 Morning bell
  • 05:30 - 06:00 Morning tea
  • 06:00 - 06:30 Pranayama (yogic breathing) and shatkarma (yogic cleansing practices)
  • 06:30 - 08:30 Vinyasa Flow yoga
  • 08:30 - 09:30 Breakfast
  • 09:30 - 10:30 Anatomy and physiology
  • 11:00 - 12:30 Veda lectures, yoga philosophy
  • 12:30 - 13:00 Lunch
  • 13:15 - 14:45 Rest / self-study
  • 15:00 - 16:00 Body Alignment
  • 16:00 - 17:30 Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga Asana
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Meditation / mantra chanting
  • 19:15 - 20:15 Dinner time
  • 20:15 - 21:45 Self-study / rest time
  • 22:00 Sleep (light off)

Included excursions

  • Parmarth Niketan Ganges Arti (fire ceremony)
  • Famous Lord Shiva Bhootnath temple visit
  • Sunrise Himalayas tour
  • Beach yoga
  • Hiking


Yogi Yashpal Ji

Yogini Praveen Ji

Yogi Rohit Ji

Retreat location

Drishti Yoga School is located in the "yoga capital of the world" and stands close to the banks of River Ganga (400 meters from Ganges River). Rishikesh is located in the North Indian state of Uttarakhand and is surrounded by the Himalayan Hills. The place is intersected by the holy River Ganges, and thus, it is also known as the land of yoga and spirituality.

People from different countries all around the world visit this divine city to enjoy nature and learn yoga and other forms of spirituality. The center is surrounded by beautiful scenery and green surroundings, rushing and flowing rivers, and tranquil nature. These views have the power to purify and heal your soul completely.


  • Haridwar, 30 kilometers
  • Dehradun, 35 kilometers
  • Delhi, 250 kilometers

Unique features


  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Kitchen
  • Labyrinth
  • Lobby
  • Smoke-free property
  • Terrace
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio


  • ATM / banking
  • Conference room
  • Free parking
  • Laundry
  • Parking lot
  • Wireless internet

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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The food provided during the course is based on a healthy yogic and vegan food. You will enjoy three vegan meals per day; breakfast, lunch, and dinner, deliciously and freshly prepared. If you have special dietary requirements please communicate this to Drishti Yoga School when making a reservation.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Tea
  • Detox juices

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

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

Things to do (optional)

  • Beatles ashram
  • Bungee jumping
  • Mountain hiking
  • Rafting
  • Shopping
  • Trekking to the Himalayas
  • Visit nearby temples and shrines

What's included

  • Courses on the physiological and energetic basis of yoga
  • Learn yoga philosophy and the art of teaching
  • Participation in cultural programs
  • Free sound healing classes
  • 1 Himalayan sunrise tour
  • Indian cooking classes
  • 1 45-minute Ayurvedic massage
  • Free yoga mat, books, and other yoga materials
  • 23 nights twin share accommodation
  • 3 times vegan and yogic meals
  • Free airport pickup

What's not included

  • Airport drop off
  • Personal expenses

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

You can come to Rishikesh by flight. Book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), from where you can take a domestic flight to Jolly Grant Airport (DED).

Arrival by bus

From the Delhi airport, you can get a taxi to bring you to Delhi ISBT bus station. From there you can find many government and private transportation to bring you to Laxman Jhula, Rishikesh.

Arrival by train

The nearest railway station is the Haridwar Railway station. From there, you will find many buses, taxis, and other transportation services that will bring you to Laxman Jhula.

Airport: Jolly Grant Airport Airport transfer included: Jolly Grant Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% 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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