28 Days 200 Hours ancient Hatha and Ashtanga Vinyasa YTT Rishikesh

Yoga Teacher Training in India

Hari Om Yoga Vidya School, one of the oldest yoga schools in Rishikesh is offering 200 hours dynamic Hatha+ Vinyasa flow yoga teacher training course in Rishikesh. This intensive yet spiritual course will take you to the next level of practicing yoga. Over the years they have trained many students in yoga. And they all define attending the course as "A life-changing experience". Hari Om Yoga Vidya School is sure you will experience quite similar to them after attending the course.

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  • Jungle yoga trip
  • Mantra Chanting
  • Dance yoga sessions
  • Daily Hatha and Vinyasa yoga
  • Anatomy and philosophy classes
  • 27 nights' in clean accommodation
  • Study materials, certifications, Mala and yoga mat
  • Daily organic meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles

27 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 18
Airport transfer available:
Dehradun Airport (US$20 per person)
Airport transfer available:
Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$80 per person)
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  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
  • Terrace
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio
  • ATM / banking
  • Bicycle rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Dry cleaning
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Ironing / ironing board
  • Laundry
  • Meeting room
  • Parking lot
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet

Hari Om Yoga Vidya School offers accommodation with excellent quality, assuring that you will have a pleasant and comfortable stay. During your retreat, you will be staying at a beautifully secluded retreat center situated in Rishikesh.

All of the rooms have beautiful views of the mountains or the village. There are 15 bedrooms, each one with ensuite bathroom to make your stay really comfortable.



Week 1

  • Pawanumuktasana Group -1
  • PawanumuktasanaGroup-2
  • Pawanmuktasana Group-3
  • Sukhasana - Shavasana
  • utthanasana (Sqratt and rise pose)
  • Palming
  • Head to knee pose ( Janu sirsasana)

Week 2

  • Sun Salutation
  • Hasta Uthan Asana (hard raising pose)
  • Tadasana (palm tree pose)
  • Teriyaki tadasana (swaying plam Tree pose
  • Kati Chakra sana (waist ratating pose)
  • Samkonasana (right angle pose)
  • Pwikonasana (double angle pose)
  • Trikonasana (triangle Pose)
  • Polasana (swinging Standing pose)
  • Saral bhjangasana
  • Druta Halasana and paschimottansana
  • Ardha shalobhasana
  • Shalabhasana
  • Ek pada pranamasana
  • Halasana
  • Shastramkasana
  • Marijari asana

Week 3

  • Moon Salutation
  • Ustrasana
  • Supta vajrasana
  • Shashank bhujangasana (striking cobra pose)
  • Supta vajrasana
  • Sarpa Asana
  • Saral dhanurasana
  • Kandharasana
  • Sarvanagasana
  • Matasyasana A,B
  • Ardha chandrasana
  • Seta asana
  • Pada prasar poschimottanasana

Week 4

  • Chakrasana
  • Padmasana
  • Makrasana
  • Matasya kridasana
  • Santolanasana
  • Ardha baddha padmottanasana
  • Ardha padma paschimottanasana
  • Sirsa angusthiya yogasana
  • Sirsasana
  • Parivritti janu sirshasana

Ashtanga Vinyasa

Week 1

  • Introduchtion of Ashtanga
  • Sun salutation -A
  • Sun salutation -B
  • Hast
  • Side angle - twist side angle
  • Prararita ABSD - Parsvettan
  • Uthita Hasta-Veer bhatra 2nd

Week 2

  • Pandeyna - purvottan
  • Ardhaq badh- janu B
  • Janu c - marichyn B
  • Marichya CD-novasna
  • Pida - supta kurma

Week 3

  • Garva pid - Badha kena ABC + Intro of Antanga
  • Upvista A - Supta
  • Supta Hasta - ubhaya pada
  • Urdhe mukha - urdhna dhany
  • Finshing first 7 pose
  • Sirsasna- balasana

Week 4

  • Last - 4 pose of finishing
  • All series praetice
  • Student teaching + practice

Yoga Philosophy

  • Week 1: introduction to Philosophy and Introduction to Yoga
  • Week 2: types of yoga, types of body and bi-weekly examination
  • Week 3:types of Gunas and types of chakra
  • Week 4: yoga sutra (discipline, types of thoughts, obstacles in practicing yoga, eight limbs of yoga) and bi-weekly examination

Anatomy, physiology and lesson planning

Week 1: introduction, respitory system (anatomy and physiology, breath improvement from poor to full, yogic breath understanding and improvement of pranayama technique through breath correction)

Week 2: skeletal system, articular system (joints), spine and muscular system

Week 3: anatomical alignment in asana and lesson planning

Week 4: nervous system and anatomy and physiology recap (question and answer class)

Pranayama and meditation

  • Week 1: introduction to students and teacher/group discussion, introduction of meditation/ meaning and things, mantra chanting with meaning and benefits/practice, ajpa meditation with meaning and benefits/practice.
  • Week 2: sixty-one energy points discussion, OM meditation with meaning and benefits/practice, practice of Osho dynamic meditation and music meditation practice.
  • Week 3: dancing meditation practice, walking meditation practice, introduction of Tratak meditation/stages /benefits, and practice of dot meditation.
  • Week 4: practice of yantra meditation and practice of candle meditation.

Yoga basics

  • Introduction to yoga
  • Philosophy of yoga
  • Science of breath
  • Mastery of yoga basics

Included excursions

Indian Bhajana (music) session

Indian dance session

Jungle yoga (a yoga session near Ganges River)

Traditional fire ceremony (Havana)


Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200, RYT 500 (Yoga)
Pramod Kumar Sahoo is a 200 and 500-hour registered yoga teacher with the USA Yoga Alliance. He was born in a spiritual family in 1973 in Odessa (South-East part of India). From his early childhood, he began his life full of devotion. He spent his most of his childhood life sitting alone in meditation in deep silence, going to the mountains, temples, and learning the yoga tradition.
Prashant Jakhmola
Prashant Jakhmola was born in Rishikesh, India. Since his childhood, he has been practicing yoga and meditation by the guidance of his father. He moved to Bihar School of Yoga to learn more about the systematic study of yogic science. He finished his academic studies in 2010 and started sharing his knowledge. Now, he is teaching in Rishikesh and abroad. He is excellent in the therapeutical approach of asanas.
Som Datt
Som Datt is a passionate teacher that aids students to find a meaning in their lives. For him, yoga is the best way to transform the different energies of the body into spiritual energy. He has a master in yogic science and a naturopathy diploma. He achieved a Uttarakhand gold medal for his master degree. Som Datta honors always his guru and says that his blessings satisfy all his needs. His final aim is that his students discover their real knowledge within.
Mahesh is considered one of the best philosophy teacher in Rishikesh. He has attained such knowledge through his devoted master as well from recognized yoga universities. He has vast experience in yoga science, pranic healing, and philosophy. Due to his capacities, he has been invited to International yoga seminars, conferences, and workshops. He knows the real yoga philosophy, accelerates the whole yoga path. Wisdom arises from both knowledge and practice.
Vikal Sajwanji
Vikal ji is a fully devoted meditation teacher. He is fully experienced in pranayama, Mudra, Bandha, Satkriya, AcroYoga, and classical mantra chanting. He has a degree in yogic science, naturopathy. His lessons are unique and make everyone to easily learn the art of pranayama and meditation. He teaches simple and powerful methods for his students. Students rapidly learn this vital art and get the confidence to share it with others. He follows traditional techniques in a modernistic way.
Swami Atmatatwananda Saraswati
Swami Atmatatwananda Saraswati was born in 1952 in the state of Odisha, India. From his childhood, he had a keen interest in the spiritual life. He began his career as a science teacher. At the age of 28, he left his worldly life and joined the world famous master Paramahansa Swami Satyananda Saraswati in Munger, Bihar. After six years with his master, he traveled India and Nepal conducting yoga camps for two years. After four years in Odisha, he then moved to Rishikesh, the holy city on the foothill of Himalaya and holy river Ganges.
Mayank Uniyal
Mayank is an energetic, passionate, and energetic yoga teacher. He has 3 years of teaching experience and his aim is to transfer the right knowledge. Mayank is a master degree holder in yogic science, Diploma in Naturopathy, and completed 200-hour yoga teacher training course. He is serving as an Ashtanga Vinyasa, Hatha yoga, anatomy, asana alignment, and pranayama teacher in other schools as well. He firmly believes that through continuous practice of yoga with correct alignment you can know yourself in a much better way. According to him, yoga is a right balance between body, mind, and soul.
Ksenia Rasapriya Bodhi
Ksenia Rasapriya Bodhi is a certified and experienced yoga teacher, who originally is from Russia, but lives in India, Rishikesh. She started her yoga journey in 2009 and was lucky to get to know and practice yoga in different traditions, such as Sivananda yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Kriya yoga, and yoga Iyengar also from traditional Indian masters. After graduation from Moscow University of Yoga in 2014, Ksenia Ji moved to India and started her work with an RYS in Rishikesh under the guidance of more proficient teachers.
Yogi Pratap
Pratap is a charming young yoga teacher with a unique personality to teach traditional Hatha yoga in dynamic ways. Yogacharya Pratap is a dynamic personality of yoga. He has been sharing his deeper level of understanding as a professional yoga teacher for many years. He has achieved a master degree in yoga science from Uttarakhand Sanskrit University (in 2016), Haridwar. He has completed education in holistic health management from Dev Sanskriti University Hardwar in (2014) and also attended many seminars and conferences in International yoga festivals.

Retreat location

Retreats are based at the yoga and meditation retreat center in Rishikesh. Here are some reasons why Rishikesh is the backpacking capital of India:

  • 1. Spirituality is a way of life in Rishikesh
  • 2. The Ganges is so clean you can swim in it
  • 3. Yoga is like a religion in India
  • 4. The sunsets in Rishikesh are intense
  • 5. Rishikesh is a foodie paradise
  • 6. Rishikesh is jam-packed with secret beaches
  • 7. The happy people of Rishikesh
  • 8. The local shops are a treasure trove of handmade goodies
  • 9. The Himalayas are all around you

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Hari Om Yoga Vidya School offers 3 delicious vegetarian meals per day. Vegetables are collated from local farmers of the Himalayas. As you know vegetarian food and fresh fruits are a balanced diet for yoga practice. You can have tea during your breakfast. We strive to provide you clean, testy and sattvic food which will nourish your body as well as the mind.

Please be on time for the breakfast, lunch, and dinner. If you do not want to eat any day or any time because of some reason, please send the message four hours before to the kitchen people or reception so that we can manage it. Before you come to breakfast, lunch, and dinner clean your face, hands, and feet. Before you eat, please do silence meditation for one or two minutes, which will help to calm down the emotions and bring peace to the mind, so that you can enjoy the food. Avoid talking during your eating. Keep silence inside the dining hall which is part of yoga life.

Vegan meals

  • If you are sensitive to the dairy product food or glutton food, please let us know during the reservation, so that we can arrange the food according to you.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • Fruitarian
  • Yogic
  • Ayurvedic
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)

Along with the course, you also can enjoy extracurricular activities for an additional cost like rock climbing, white water rafting, beach volleyball, bungee jumping, visit the local ashrams to learn more about the Rishikesh spiritual community, meet many yoga masters, or participate in the Ganga Aarti fire ceremony.

What's included

  • 1 Indian cooking class
  • 3 daily delicious vegetarian meals
  • 27 nights accommodation
  • 200-hour yoga teacher training certificate by Hari Om Yoga Vidya School
  • Daily meditation
  • Daily intensive yoga experience
  • Hatha yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa, meditation, and other sessions
  • Real teaching practice
  • Teaching methodology and class preparation
  • Yoga according to the ancient Himalayan tradition

What's not included

  • Additional activities
  • Additional transportation
  • Airfare
  • Indian visa expenses

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

There are no airports in Rishikesh itself, but Dehradun Airport (DED) is just 35 kilometres from Rishikesh.

Arrival by train

The railway station nearest to Rishikesh is Haridwar. Haridwar is a major railhead and trains plying from Allahabad, Kolkata, Delhi, and so on.

Arrival by taxi

An extensive network of roads connects Rishikesh to other cities within Uttaranchal and India, such as Haridwar, Agra, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Delhi, and Nainital. Regular bus services and taxis on hire are easily available for traveling to and from Rishikesh to these places.

Airport: Dehradun Airport Airport transfer available: Dehradun Airport (US$20 per person) Additional charges may apply. 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 20% 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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Availability information

The course goes all year round. It starts on the second of each month and ends on the 28th of each month.

Special discount

The prices below include a special discount of 300 USD. This offer is only for the shared room and course starts in December 2018. To benefit, book or reserve by October 31, 2018!

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