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28 Days 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh

  • Laxman Jhula, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India


Authentic Yoga Teacher Training India

Join HimalayanYogaRetreat for an authentic yoga teacher training experience and adventure of consciousness in the sacred Himalayas in Rishikesh. In this teacher training, you will become initiated into the ancient science of yoga through teachings by Swami Prakash and other experienced yoga masters. HimalayanYogaRetreat offers a comprehensive 28-day 200-hour teacher training certification that provides thorough training in all aspects of yoga. This teacher training is designed for all levels of motivated yoga practitioners who wish to make yoga a way of life, and to spread the knowledge by becoming a yoga teacher.


  • Daily yoga practices
  • Weekend excursions
  • Hatha and Astanga / Vinyasa flow yoga classes
  • Ayurveda lectures with personal doctor consultations
  • Pranayama, mudra, bandha, and kriya techniques
  • Yoga philosophy, yoga therapy, and anatomy
  • 27 nights’ accommodation
  • Traditional Indian food
  • 24 days with instruction
  • English
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Accommodation is located off the main road featuring large private bedrooms and bathrooms, shared dining area and kitchen, and Wi-Fi.

Himalayan Yoga Retreat (HYR) is unique in its Yoga Teacher Training approach, as it offers students training in additional therapies. Swami Prakash believes in the holistic growth of the practitioner and therefore includes therapies and training in breathing techniques to aid in meditation, pressure points to remove emotional blockages, and ayurvedic knowledge. HYR’s YTT students are trained in these disciplines as a part of their teacher training and can use this knowledge to further their practice. Himalayan Yoga Retreat Teacher TrainingHimalayan Yoga Retreat (HYR) offers a comprehensive 200 Hours 30-day Teacher Training Certification that provides thorough training in all aspects of yoga, designed for motivated practitioners who wish to make yoga a way of life, and wish to spread the knowledge.

The training will include teaching of Ayurveda including doctor consultations, meditation, breathing techniques including Bliss of Breath, emotional blockage treatments, and yoga therapy to bring peace to your mind, body, and spirit. Students are encouraged to participate actively in all classes, with the option to ask questions to any teacher outside of lecture time.

Course syllabus

  • Asanas, mudras, and bandhas: Learn the proper techniques, adjustments, and descriptions of asanas, mudras, and bandhas used in yoga practice. Learn how these techniques can be used to balance the physical body and alleviate illnesses.
  • Pranayama and meditation: Learn the basic techniques of pranayama and meditation used across India. HimalayanYogaRetreat offers a unique opportunity to learn the breath technique called "Bliss of Breath" which Swami Prakesh learned during intense solitary meditation practices deep in the Himalayan Mountains.
  • Ayurveda: Learn the ancient wisdom of Ayurvedic medicine including body types and composition, how the elements of the body can become disturbed and what health impacts will result, and how to treat these illnesses by bringing these elements back into balance through asanas, diet, pranayama, and kriyas.
  • Anatomy and physiology: Learn the basics of the skeletal, muscular, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, excretory, nervous, and endocrine systems of the human body and how to heal these systems using yogic practices.
  • Philosophy: Learn the ancient Hindu texts including the sutras of Sage Patangali, the history of yoga, and how the ancient knowledge applies to the world today.

Daily schedule

06:30 Wake-up

07:00-08:00 Satkarama, meditation and mantra chanting

08:00 Yoga Asana

10:00 Breakfast

11:00-12:00 Anatomy

12:00 Lunch

14:00-16:00 Philosophy, physiology, methodology

16:00 Asana, Adjustments

17:30 Tea break

18:00 Meditation

20:00 Dinner, self-study or keertan

21:30 Light off

Every Sunday students will have a day off and activities on these days will include Local market Shopping, waterfall retreat, Ayurvedic cooking class, Maa Kunja Puri Temple Darshan visit.

During the training, you will have Sunday excursions which include visits to the local shopping market, a waterfall trek, an Ayurvedic cooking class, and a visit to the Maa Kunja Puri Temple.

Swami Prakesh

Swami Prakesh is a Himalayan spiritual master who left his family at the age of 12 to spend 14 years following the path of India's ancient yogi masters learning techniques of meditation and yoga. He spent four winters of solitude in a remote cave walking barefoot through the deep snow of the Himalayas to overcome fear and ego through extreme tests of survival and courage. In 2002, he began to teach yoga and founded the HimalayanYogaRetreat.

The training will take place in Laxman Jhula, Rishikesh, India.

Traditional Indian meals will be freshly prepared 3 times a day. Unlimited purified water and herbal teas are available throughout the day.

  • 27 nights' accommodation
  • All training lessons and practices
  • Certificate of completion
  • Daily Indian traditional meals, unlimited purified water, and herbal teas
  • Sunday excursions
  • Transport to / from the airport, bus, or train station

Arrival by airplane

To get to Rishikesh, it is best to first fly to Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). From there, you have the option to travel to Rishikesh by plane to Jolly Grant Airport (DED) which takes 1 hour and 20 minutes. You may also choose to arrive by taxi or bus (7-8 hours), or by train (7 hours). HimalayanYogaRetreat does not book flight, train, or bus tickets, but they can arrange taxi pickup upon request. Please send HimalayanYogaRetreat an inquiry regarding this pickup.

For information about the booking conditions, please send HimalayanYogaRetreat an inquiry.
  • Review by Rama Shakti

    "Swami Prakash gave wonderful yoga classes with much personal attention. I learnt a lot on all levels. My body became more flexible, strong, and relaxed. My mind became clear and my heart opened. I love his therapeutic approach, giving every student exactly what he or she needs. He is very knowledgeable and does a great service sharing his profound knowledge on yoga. He is a very cheerful person and he awakened the actual birthright in his students, which is to be happy! Thank you so much."

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  • Review by Helena Ederer

    "Thank you so much. I learnt a lot and started to release. It was a very deep experience of trust with Swami Prakash. I will attend HimalayanYogaRetreat (HYR) again!"

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  • Review by Joey Ngalimoertomo

    "Swami Prakash is really inspiring and a very special person. I felt good and comfortable attending his guided meditation. He is a good instructor and a wise man."

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Rishikesh, India

Himalayan Yoga Retreat offers yoga teacher training courses in a systemic schedule which fits your body and mind completely. They also offer various yoga retreats around India.

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from US$1,500

28 days / 27 nights

Early bird discount

There is an early bird discount of 300 USD per person if you book 6 months in advance, 200 USD if you book 3 months in advance, and 100 USD if you book 1 month in advance.

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