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42 Days 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh

  • Jeevmoksha Yoga Gurukul Badrinath Highway, Yoga Street Tapovan, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India


Rishikesh Yoga Teacher Training

This 300-hour yoga teacher training course registered with the Yoga Alliance USA is designed for certified RYT 200-hour yoga teachers who are seriously looking forward for transitioning themselves on the learning passage of yogic wisdom. This course provides an opportunity to involve more intensively with yoga and discover new dimensions towards its depth. Sharpen your skills towards becoming a qualitatively oriented yoga teacher!


  • Daily yoga classes
  • Daily lectures and theory classes
  • Pranayama, kriya, and dhyaan sessions
  • Hatha yoga, yoga Nidra, and asana practice
  • Process of introversion with mantra meditation sessions
  • Daily vegetarian meals and herbal infusions
  • Yoga Alliance USA certification
  • 41 nights accommodation
  • 40 days with instruction
  • English
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Jeevmoksha Institute of Yoga Studies is a small and comfortable place in the most beautiful area of Rishikesh - Tapovan. Tapovan is located on the high bank of Ganges with the astounding view on the first hills of Himalayas. Wake up with the first rays of sunlight, reflected from the nearby hills that are covered with ancient jungles. Jeevmoksha institute comprises 11 double rooms, yoga hall, terrace, kitchen, and canteen. The rooms are based on minimalistic design providing all the basic amenities like attached toilets, hot water, nice bed, and clear view of mountains from the window, at the institute. In the times of increased attendance at the course, a nearby guest house is engaged to accommodate the students. This house is just at a walking distance from similar facilities.

At Jeevmoksha, they strive to preserve the quality of education by reserving the batch strength, so as everyone attending the course can have the same levels of experiences and find worth in time and money spent.

200-hour is the foundation on which you can build upon your world of realizations. Yoga is a very practical science and every step brings with itself a new scope of development and growth. As you walk ahead on this road, you gradually become more and more aware of yourself. For a serious practitioner and seeker, the sky is the limit. The 300-hour course is like a supplement to your continuing journey on the yogic path. This helps in redefining and understanding more clearly the concepts covered during the 200-hour training with a comprehensive study of the elements.

The course syllabus

  • Active group discussion, presentations, and question answer sessions.
  • Human anatomy and physiology explained in correlation to the practices of yoga, asanas, pranayama, shatkarmas, and meditation.
  • Identification of individual personality types and modifications in yoga according to the same so as to procure maximum benefits out of the practice.
  • Importance of diet and inclusions of a yogic diet suitable from physiological, mental, and spiritual perspective.
  • Mantra chants and kirtans will be an integral part of the routine.
  • Teaching methodology and concepts of class design and conduction. Principles of adjustments and modifications on plains in asanas so as to initiate the yoga Vritti while practicing anatomical. Students will be conducting their own classes from the fourth week of the course.
  • Understanding of the Vedant system and its evolutes of personality.
  • Yoga philosophy in depth. Study of Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Hatha Yoga Pradeepika, Swar Yoga, and Bhagwad Geeta to bring alive the philosophy of yoga in your lives and classes.

Ethics and behaviour guidelines

  • As yoga is a discipline, it requires some responsibilities on part of the practitioners to be observed. Use of any kind of intoxications is strictly prohibited during the tenure of the courses and involvement in any unfair and unethical practices should also be averted. It is extremely important for the sadhaka of yoga to adopt to the virtues of truthfulness, awareness, self introspection, compassion for all beings, and attitude of devotion for being successful.
  • Behavior is an integral part of learning as well as the assessment procedure. Students should adapt to the rules being mentioned by the ancient sages and the idea of community and social relationships. This is extremely helpful to learn and grow and is an integral part of the Gurukul system of learning.
  • Discipline is a must. The students must pursue the course routine and structure seriously.
  • Jeevmoksha institute does not follow or teach any of the modern day modifications of yoga which are presented by several names. The students must keep in mind that the teachings will be strictly under the traditional principles of Hatha and Raj yoga.
  • Jeevmoksha institute follows the traditional approach of yoga in every aspect. So students must be aware of the fact that the teachings at the institute will be also blended in the same format which can be different from the pattern being practiced in the west.
  • Students are supposed to be in the classroom on time or else they will not be permitted to enter once the class has started.
  • Students need to possess a competent state of physical and mental health as the practices of yoga can be strenuous sometime for body and mind. If any issues of health exist, please consult your physician before commencing the practices and inform the Jeevmoksha administration about the same.
  • The accommodation facility will be provided with meals during the course. The meals will be purely vegetarian and no non vegetarian diet will be allowed throughout the tenure of the course.
  • The meals served at the institute are specially designed for the course texture and intensity. They are based on the ancient guidelines of Ayurveda and yoga. Students should be able to adjust their food habits in relation to the same as any other edibles are not allowed during the course inside the campus.
  • The teachings of Jeevmoksha Institute are intended towards culminating the real experience of yoga in the students. Hence the practices, training, and routine is also framed in a manner that the students experience a fundamental transformation in behavioral and ethical patterns.
  • There is no provision for having guests. If there is any such condition, the information has to provided to the concerned person beforehand to make necessary arrangements.

Daily guidelines

  • Admission to the course can be cancelled any time on non conduct of required academic and ethical behavior.
  • Evaluation procedure involves homework, weekly assignments and final exam.
  • Moments of silence for three times a week from 21:00 to 22:00.
  • Outings are not permitted except other than the scheduled and any else on your day off.
  • Students are required to attend all classes other than any health reasons.
  • Students must be spending enough time in introversion and self contemplation in order to gain maximum out of the course.
  • The schedule is subject to change based upon local and whether conditions. The sole right is reserved with the course director.

The program follows a routine which involves around seven hours each day of training under the presence of a teacher. Apart from that, extra hours are utilized for self study and completing homework which is an essential part of learning system to make the knowledge more integrated into your minds. The day begins at 05:30 which is the wake up time. Morning practice of mantras, asanas, pranayama will be followed by breakfast and then lectures on various aspects of yoga including philosophy and anatomy. Lunch is followed by some rest hours where students can engage in self study and completing the assignments. After the evening routine of practice, dinner commences 19:30 onward and students are encouraged to sleep early as there is needed to get proper rest in the hectic schedule.

Daily schedule

Monday to Friday

  • 05:30 Good morning
  • 06:00 Herbal tea
  • 06:30 Yoga asana
  • 08:30 Shatkarma and pranayama
  • 09:15 Breakfast
  • 10:30 Yoga philosophy
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 16:00 Yoga anatomy
  • 17:00 Yoga asana
  • 18:30 Yoga Nidra or meditation and satsang
  • 19:15 Dinner
  • 22:45 Good night


  • 05:30 Good morning
  • 06:00 Herbal tea
  • 06:30 Yoga asana
  • 08:30 Shatkarma and pranayama
  • 09:15 Breakfast
  • 10:30 Outing or watching a spiritual documentary
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 16:00 Live group discussions on topics of the week
  • 19:15 Dinner
  • 22:45 Good night

Visit the ancient Vashishta Guha cave as a part of the curriculum to experience a real contemplative awareness and meditation. This place is a calm and extremely energetic abode for all seekers who want to spend time in solidarity looking into themselves. A small ashram located in the midst of Himalayas along the river Ganga.

Nature walks and treks are a regular feature of program where students are exposed to nearby places of serenity and peace. Guided tours are organized to the places like Kunjapuri and Kaudiyala to get a glimpse of Himalayan natural scape and beauty.

  • Acharya Vinay

    Acharya Vinay was born into a Brahmin family where yoga was a household virtue and his grandfather passed his legacy to his father in form of traditional values of yoga, astrology, and dharma. He started studying the scriptures on Veda, Upanishads, and yoga under his father at the early age of 12.

Based in Tapovan, Jeevmoksha Institute of Yoga Studies is located at Rishikesh Sadan, a natural and cozy place in the foothills of the Himalayas. The ravine and the lap of mighty Himalayan mountains makes this place a perfect abode for spiritual seekers to spend time contemplating and studying the discipline. Rishikesh Sadan bears the advantage of being close to the town yet away from the chaos and noises of the city traffic. It is open all year round for students to come and stay even without being on any specific course routine. Attendants at Rishikesh Sadan will take care of every need of yours and will do their best efforts to make you feel really “at home“. With this warmness, they have won the hearts of all the people coming for an experience to Jeevmoksha and have made their journey fruitful in all the terms.

Nearby places

  • Jolly Grant Airport (DED) - 40 minutes

Inhale fresh and cool air of the morning and make your day with the herbal infusions of tea served at Jeemoksha. They prepare clean and “just like home” vegetarian food, following a vegetarian diet as per the yogic principles. The diet consists of grains, legumes, vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds. They also include milk and yogurt. The diet is highly nutritious, balanced, and suitable to the environment and needs of the students. Meals without milk and other products can be provided for those who do not want it.

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Other dietary requirements on request
(If you have special dietary requirements its a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)

Regular interaction with masters

You can meet with masters from the discipline of yoga, Ayurveda, astrology, Vedanta, and life sciences to know more about the integral approach of yoga and allied sciences. This helps broaden the perception about these holistic ways of living and growing.


Satsang is silent meditation, chanting, and a talk or reading on the philosophy of yoga and Vedanta. It helps to develop a strong and steady state of mind very useful in practical life situations of arousal and aggression.

Swimming and hiking

While in Rishikesh you can enjoy the amazing landscapes and hikes of the Himalayas as well as a refreshing swim in the holy river, Ganges.

Yagya or holy fire ceremony

This ceremony gives the opportunity to learn sacrificing the false ego and cultivating samskaras of compassion and harmony with the whole universe.

  • 41 nights accommodation
  • Daily lectures and theory classes
  • Daily vegetarian meals and herbal infusions
  • Daily yoga classes
  • Hatha yoga, yoga Nidra, and asana practice
  • Nature walks and treks
  • Pranayama, kriya, and dhyaan sessions
  • Process of introversion with mantra meditation sessions
  • Visit the ancient Vashishta Guha
  • Yoga Alliance USA certification
  • Any other activity not mentioned in the given program

Seasonal information

Winters in Rishikesh are from November to March, while summer is from April to August. Monsoon season is from July to September.

What to bring

  • Medicines that you are taking
  • Seasonal clothes and personal items of use
  • Two passport size photos with a copy of passport and Indian visa
  • Yoga mats if you want to use your own, although mats are provided

You can bring your valuables at your own risk - the institute will not be responsible for any such commodities.

Travel assistance

The help desk is available for travel assistance, foreign exchange, and planning your journey. These facilities can be availed by the students without any extra fee.

Passport / visa

Foreign nationals desirous of coming to India are required to possess a valid passport of their country and a valid Indian visa.

There is no provision of 'Visa on Arrival' in India and no fee is charged for immigration facilities at the airports. Foreign passengers should ensure that they are in possession of valid Indian visa before they start their journey to India except the nationals of Nepal and Bhutan, who do not require visa to enter India and nationals of Maldives who do not require visa for entry in India for a period up to 90 days (a separate visa regime exists for diplomatic or official passport holders).

Tourists wishing to visit India will normally be granted tourist visa, effective from the date of issue. Tourist visas are non-extendable and non-convertible. Travel Agents who have to visit India frequently may be granted tourist visa for a longer duration. For securing a tourist visa, one has to submit the documents supporting the applicant’s financial standing.

Jeevmoksha Yoga Gurukul can provide you with an invitation letter mentioning your admission to the course for the purpose of applying for the visa only if you are coming for attending the course. However, the registration formalities must be completed beforehand. You can come on a regular tourist visa to attend the course.

Important information

24 hours transportation facility is available at Rishikesh Sadan to different part of the city, state, and country. For availing the facility, you can contact at the desk.

Sattvic lifestyle has to be followed throughout the course period with no intoxications or fancy meals allowed. In order to ensure a firm progress, student must attend the session without fail. For any grievances, please contact the course coordinator. Smoking and alcohol are strictly prohibited during the training. Students are supposed to be in the classroom on time or else they will not be permitted to enter once the class has started. In order to ensure a firm progress, student must attend the session without fail.

Students are not supposed to carry any extra cash or valuables with. If you do, please inform the course director or manager about the same. A safe keep for your items can be provided. Jeevmoksha institute or Rishikesh Sadan will not be responsible in case of any loss of any such material.

Additional information

For more information ask your questions directly to to Jeevmoksha Institute of Yoga Studies who will be happy to assist you. Simply click the Send Inquiry button to send a message.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flights to arrive at Jolly Grant Airport (DED).

  • Review by Sophie Belanger from Calagary, Canada
    10 out of 10

    "I am a businesswoman simultaneously running a business and raising two daughters with my utmost dedication.I went to India last November wishing to deepen my yoga practice and I felt going to the roots of yoga: India was all indicated. Vinay was my personal yoga guru for 10 days."

    "As a north American fast-paced citizen, I arrived to Vinay, ready to ‘perform’ yoga, challenge my body to the utmost pretzel postures! Vinay ‘read’ me in a minute. We sat down and he talked to me about the real purpose and meaning of yoga. We looked at old Sanskrit yoga books. Vinay taught me to breath. His warm presence made me feel welcome right away. Vinay is fully present. Vinay is very knowledgeable, he lives yoga. His authentic smile, care, and devotion to give me the best teachings have given me not only yoga knowledge but life tools and awareness. I highly recommend Vinay to you. If I had to choose, I would choose him again without hesitation. He is gifted for happiness and I think he is simply an incredible human being. he saw the light in me and brought clarity to my life. I now cannot live without yoga. I will go back to India just to practice with him. I haven’t lost touch with him since I’m back, he inquires about how my practice has evolved, chat about our families, and life challenges."

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  • Review by Margurite from USA
    10 out of 10

    "Greatful is the best way to express my experience at Jeevmoksha Yoga Gurukul. What a great opportunity to get to study yoga in Rishikesh and specifically at Jeevmoksha. The class size allowed each of us to work on some of our own interests and difficulties. Also small class size allowed each of to teach a full 90 minute class as well as micro lessons. You think you know what you’re going to say and do, but its more challenging than it seems. We had the opportunity to get to know the teachers and learn about modern Indian culture in addition to studying the historic. It gave us a chance to live a simple yogic lifestyle with good food and time for reflection. Even though it was a quiet life, it seems something exciting happens everyday. The monkeys provided entertainment by interrupting our asana class, stealing my breakfast one morning and using my fresh laundry as a washcloth. Another, sitting in lecture and seeing a baby monkey peeking in, is one of the sights i won’t forget. Visiting temples where Hare Krishna Hare Rama has been chanted continuously for decades gives a new insight into the meaning of devotion. Asana pracitce on the Ganga beach was a beautiful setting. All in all a month at Jeevmoksha Yoga Gurukul was a magical part of the journey that is yoga. Namaste"

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  • Review by Ben Gadd from London, UK
    10 out of 10

    "It’s so peaceful here, I feel blessed to be in nature. When I walk up the stairs to the yoga studio before morning practice, the view takes my breath away. I like to meditate on the sounds the birds make. I’m really learning something of the way my mind is - sometimes it’s all over the place. With no TV, radio, work, or other distractions, and all that practice, I get to see all the crazy thoughts I have, all the mental projections. And very occasional micro-glimpses of stillness. I guess the first thing is awareness. I don’t have to make any decisions, don’t have to work, don’t have to decide what to eat. All I have to do is turn up for practice and practice with awareness. Everything else is taken care of. No distractions. It feels far away from the real world. Maybe I don’t want to be in the real world?"

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  • Review by Zuzana Fajkusova
    10 out of 10

    "Trying to write yoga teacher training reviews, I would like to say that Jeevmoksha is more then postures, it’s about the true meaning of yoga. No matter where you are in your journey, this will give you a foundation in the deep roots of yoga. The possibilities are endless, are you ready to learn? If all you are looking for is fashion - either look elsewhere or come here and change your mind. This is not just a place to burn incense, talk about healing chakras, and compare notes on how The Secret is your favorite book. This is deep yogic psychology, philosophy, history, and practice."

    "Mr. Vinay, your teacher and guide, will take you the through profound personal experience through the practice of ancient Sanskrit texts and wisdom and teach you practical skills that you can take away not only for yourself, but to expand the consciousness of your future students. I will not say the training will change your life - as life is cyclical - rather it will fundamentally change how you view and deal with life on daily basis."

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  • Review by Maria Rosario Spano from Switzerland
    10 out of 10

    "Vinay is a very experienced yoga teacher and can really let you feel the true meaning of the yoga practice. He has a big spiritual knowing, he is rooted in the ancient tradition but he lives in the modern world, so he can easily be understood by western people. We especially loved his social and environmental sensibility which is also rooted in a yogic point of view."

    "Our experience with him has been very stimulating for our individual practice and also for our yoga classes. We can say that he has permitted us to go deeply and forward in all practices we did know and introduced on some others we didn’t know with a lot of skill and about all aspects: practical, anatomic, physiologic, and philosophical. At the end of our two weeks intensive stage we would just plan the come back. We also found in Vinay a friendly, positive, and generous person, we just hope he can continue to flourish and diffuse yoga to motivated people."

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  • Review by Sabine Barone from Holland
    10 out of 10

    "The yoga intensive course at Jeevmoksha has been life changing for me. Vinay is a very inspirational teacher. He has a good sense for the group dynamics and everybody’s individual needs. I like it that he is true to the roots of yoga and that he is very thorough in his lessons. Step by step he is adding something when the group is ready to go the next level. In that way it is not just 4 great weeks but something that is more profound. I still feel very connected to Jeevmoksha and Vinay and I am very grateful for the time I spend with him. In my practice here back in Holland I can connect to Vinays teachings; in the asana’s, the pranayama and during the mantras I am chanting. And that is exactly the intention of Vinay; to support people in the realization of themselves. A caring, inspiring, warmhearted guru!"

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  • Review by Hanneke K from Netherlands
    8 out of 10

    "I'm practicing yoga for a few years now. And I learned about Hinduism in university. I went to India to deepen my knowledge about yoga and to experience what it really is about. The teacher training at jeevmoksha was an experience I can carry along on my path. The combination of practice and lecture/study worked very well for me. Such an intense experience to learn yoga from teachers who grew up with this. Even if your ambition is not to be a yoga teacher I can really recommend this program and place."

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  • Review by Ben from London, UK
    10 out of 10

    "Studying with Vinay at Jeevmoksha Yoga Gurukul was a life enhancing experience for me. Vinay is a teacher with a lineage that allows students to tap into an authentic, intense and in-depth yoga training. The course isnt a production line classes are small enough so that students receive teaching that is tailored to their individual needs. I made friendships with other students that I still cherish. And the setting is perfect. It was so good, I went back. Highly recommended."

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  • Review by Davide De Lillis
    10 out of 10

    "My 200 hour teacher training at Jeevmoksha was a profoundly transformative experience. Vinay, the main facilitator, is extremely knowledgeable, and was always respectful, thoughtful and available to dig deeper into my areas of interest. Ashish, as asanas teacher, had always a nice energy. He is really skilled physically, and really good at transferring his knowledge. The course was comprehensive of yoga theory as well as philosophy and anatomy. It connected really thoroughly the traditional aspects to the more scientific ones. The practice included asanas, pranayamas, shatkarmas, meditation and chanting. All people involved in the course, from the teachers to the cooks, were extremely sincere, caring and loving. They helped me found my "home", and created the right circumstances for me to start a wonderful spiritual journey. Once back in the West, I started teaching: I still have to learn a lot, but the course gave me a strong base to support people on the start of their self-discovery process."

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  • Review by Gopal Singh Aswal from Moscow, Russia
    10 out of 10

    "It was my biggest desire to have a yoga course with highly educated teachers with lots of knowledge and in very natural place to receive the best of it. So I went to Rishikesh(India) and spend few weeks with Jeevmoksha Yoga Centre, and I found it was the right place what I was looking for. Acharya Vinay is a great teacher with tons of knowledge. His sessions are full of energy, he not only focuses on physical level but also on a mental level. One can surely feel a positive vibration during his sessions. Personally I like his simplicity and the way of life he follow. Another good thing is Jeevmoksha Yoga Center is situated in so beautiful place with the view of mountain and forest with holy river Ganga. However I found my duration was not enough to receive the maximum benefits. Therefor I decided to go again, and finally with blessing of God I received the opportunity to join again Jeevmoksha this month, and I am very happy to do that."

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  • Review by Nath Z
    10 out of 10

    "We can know yoga very well and it is philosophy but not be able to teach. We can know very well how to teach but have no knowledge about yoga. With Achharya Vinay and his school Jeevmoksha, I found everything I was looking for. He has the perfect knowledge about the spirit and the body as the patience and passion for teaching which he can transmit very well. I also had a beautiful and peaceful place to stay, right in front of the mystical stream and mountains of Rishikesh where I now felt like at home and enjoy every moments."

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Rishikesh, India

Jeevmoksha Yoga Gurukul is a Registered Yoga School (RYS) in Rishikesh, offering 200 and 500-hour yoga teacher training, soulful yoga retreats, and yoga therapy programs amidst ashram environment.

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