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India Yoga Teacher Training Program

Want to connect with God and the beautiful scenic views in Rishikesh to learn Ekam Yogashala’s 200-hour yoga teacher training course? Well, you are at the right place. Filled with adventure, delightful sights, and beautiful temples, Rishikesh is a perfect destination to get an education on the art of yoga. Just imagine sitting in the pleasant weather near the high tops, feeling the breeze hitting your face and the fresh aroma of trees when you wake up in the morning! You can make this dream a reality with the Ekam Yogashala. The calm and composed environment will bring you into a positive mindset. The 200-hour course teaches you several basics of Ayurvedic and herbal forms of treatment with yoga, meditation, as well as pranayama. With a religious and stunning atmosphere, you can also practice the art of yoga.

Meet the instructors

Sadhushree, Abhinav, Vikas, & 4 More…
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  • Asanas like Ashtanga yoga and Hatha yoga
  • Meditation and breathing techniques including pranayama
  • Learning alignments, adjustment, and Ayurveda from professionals and masters
  • Body constitution of Ayurveda and cleansing tips
  • Taxi pick up from Dehradun Airport
  • Full body Ayurvedic massage
  • 25 nights accommodation
  • Daily healthy meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles

25 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 20 participants
Airport transfer included: Jolly Grant Airport
Airport transfer available:
Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$80 per person)
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  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio
  • ATM / banking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry

Live in the finest place that is surrounded by the serenity of Rishikesh. All the rooms are airy and neat. Students can opt for single rooms or share it with friends too. You get attached bathrooms inside your room, 24 hours of water, and the bonus of free Wi-Fi.


The 200-hour Fusion Yoga Teacher Training is all about Meditation, Mantra Chanting, Shatkriya, Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Anatomy, Yoga philosophy, Ayurveda, Group Discussion along with practicing various levels of Asanas and deriving their benefits. The training program will prove to be one of the most memorable experiences of your life, which will change your perspective on life and the way you look at it. It will bring enlightenment and also help you in becoming a good teacher.

When you begin your journey at the yoga program, you will be welcomed by a yoga kit that will include notebook, study books, water bottle, Neti-pot, Rubber Neti, and school t-shirt exclusively designed for the students. The 200-hour yoga course curriculum is designed in such a way that it is suitable for all the level of students whether beginners, intermediate or expert yogis who wish to attain expertise for becoming yoga tutor

  • Asana
  • Ashtanga Vinyasa Series-1
  • Core principles of Hatha yoga practice
  • Structuring and sequencing the postures
  • Backward bending pose
  • Traditional sun salutation series with beej (root) mantras
  • Moon salutation series
  • Sookshma vyaayaam (basic and preparatory movements)
  • Standing pose
  • Sun salutation with root mantra series
  • Forward bending pose
  • Twisting pose
  • Inverted pose
  • Meditative pose
  • Kneeling pose
  • Sitting pose
  • Relaxation pose
  • Technique, teaching, method, application, contra-indication, and benefits of Asana

Relaxation Techniques

  • Point to point full body relaxation technique
  • Yoga Nidra for insomnia
  • Emotional body relaxation
  • Minor and major chakra relaxation
  • Deep causal body relaxation

The science of Breath (Pranayama)

  • What is pranayama?
  • What is the five sub prana in yogic science?
  • What are Ida, pingala, and sushumna nadi?
  • What is nadi?
  • The psychological effect of yogic breathing?
  • Importance of diaphragmatic breathing
  • Brahmari pranayama
  • Ujjai pranayama
  • Sheetali pranayama
  • Nadi shodhana
  • Kapalbhati pranayama
  • Bhastrika pranayama

Mudras and Bandhas

  • Yogic Gesture for stress-related problems
  • Internal mudra
  • Healing gestures for physical blockages
  • Bandha for energy leakage
  • Pranic gestures for awakening energy
  • Importance of root lock
  • Eye mudra
  • Types of Locks in Yogic science
  • Finger mudra

Yoga Philosophy

  • Introduction to yoga, origin, and its history
  • Principles of yoga
  • What is Hatha yoga?
  • What is Raja yoga?
  • Pancha Koshas: The 5 sheaths of existence
  • What is mind?
  • What is chitta (vrritis)
  • What is Ashtanga yoga? (Eight stages of self-balancing and realization)
  • Four foundational pillars of life
  • What is chakra?
  • What is kundalini?
  • Pancha Kleshas ( five sources of pain)
  • Prakarti and purusha ( the observer and observed)
  • What is celibacy and sex in yogic life
  • What are the Gunas, Prakash, Kriya, Stithi (characteristics of mind)
  • Three states of consciousness in yogic science
  • Elements of the universe (the process of evolution according to Samkhya Darshan)

Art of Alignment and Adjustment workshops

  • Workshop on hip opening
  • Workshop on backward bends
  • Workshop on forwarding bends
  • Workshop in twisting asanas
  • Mantra Yoga and its importance
  • What is the meaning of Mantra
  • How to create positive vibrations or energy with mantra yoga?
  • Mantra for wisdom and fearless living
  • 10 specific mantras helpful to live a yogic life

Yoga Anatomy

  • Yogic anatomy of the spine and its importance
  • Yogic respiratory system
  • Muscular system
  • Yogic joints and skeletal system
  • Nature of lunar and solar energy and neutral flow energy
  • Yogic physiology
  • Yoga safety while doing asana and pranayama practices

Yoga Therapy

  • Yogic counseling for therapy
  • Yogic techniques use as therapy
  • Yoga therapy for common diseases like a headache, migraine, cold, sinus, etc
  • Therapy for back issues like backache, slipped disk, sciatica, diabetes, thyroid, spinal deformities, obesity, etc.

Sample daily schedule

  • 05:30 - 05:45 Wake up
  • 05:45 - 06:00 Herbal tea
  • 06:00 - 07:45 Classical Hatha yoga
  • 07:45 - 09:00 Pranayama
  • 09:00 - 10:30 Breakfast
  • 10:30 - 12:00 Yoga anatomy
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Mantra chanting
  • 14:00 - 15:00 Lunch
  • 15:00 - 16:15 Yoga philosophy
  • 16:15 - 18:00 Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga
  • 18:00 - 19:30 Meditation
  • 19:30 - 20:30 Dinner
  • 22:00 Lights off

Included excursions

Himalayan sunrise trip

Waterfall visit

Ganga Arti

Local market and sightseen



Abhinav Yogi

Vikas Badoni

Yogi Amit Payal

Yogi Praveen Rajput

Harmindra Singh

Yogi Yogesh Ji

Retreat location

This teacher training program takes place in Rishikesh, India.

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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All the students will get pure vegetarian food that will be prepared by Ayurvedic chefs. You will get three meals, breakfast, lunch, and dinner day that includes tea and healthy drinks along with the meals. Non-vegetarian food is not permitted but you have the option to order for vegan food according to your needs.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

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

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

What's included

  • Detailed curriculum
  • Retreats
  • Excursions
  • Meditation workshops
  • Study materials
  • Certificate of completion
  • Cultural activities and interaction programs
  • 25 nights accommodation
  • Attached bathrooms
  • Pure vegetarian meals
  • 1 pen and notebook
  • 1 bag
  • 1 book Yoga Mala ("by k. Pattabhi Jois")
  • 1 book Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha ("by Swami Satyananda Saraswati")
  • T-shirt
  • Yoga mat for practice
  • Satkarma cleansing items

What's not included

  • Airfare

How to get there

Recommended Airports

You can use modes of transport like air, rail, and road to reach the destination. You can take a flight to the Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun as it is about 35 kilometers away from Rishikesh, which is said to be the closest. When coming by bus, there are connecting buses from Haridwar, New Delhi, and Dehradun. Stop at the railhead in Haridwar as that is close to the destination. You can take a taxi from the railway station, and it will be just about 15 kilometers of the journey.

Airport: Jolly Grant Airport Airport transfer included: Jolly Grant Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport Airport transfer available: Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$80 per person) Additional charges may apply. 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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