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28 Days 200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh

Kaivalya Yoga School, Om Blessed Cottages, Badrinath Road, Tapovan, Rishikesh

Experience Yoga Teacher Training in India

This intensive 200hr teacher training sets the foundation for a well-rounded yoga practice that will bring benefits throughout your life. The dedicated faculty shares their expertise on all aspects of yoga: shatkarmas, asanas, pranayama, meditation, mudras, bandhas, yoga philosophy, Bhagavad Gita, anatomy and physiology of Hatha yoga, and Ayurveda. Join us to deepen your yoga practice.

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Amit, Ravindra, CHITRANGANA, & 1 More…
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  • Daily pranayamas and meditation
  • Daily asanas teaching and practices
  • Daily healthy breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Weekend extracurricular activities
  • 27 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Yoga styles

28 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 15
Airport transfer included: Jolly Grant Airport
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One of the best reasons to choose Kaivalya Yoga is the total relaxation you will experience during your residential yoga teacher training in Rishikesh. Students are thus able to focus their full attention on the training. Provided with luxury accommodation, you can spend 100% of your energy on your pranayama, asana, and meditation practice.

Ideal location and accommodation

The hotel where the yoga training course is held is all-inclusive. Students can dine, sleep, and study all in the same building where they will complete the yoga training. These all-inclusive facilities help keep students focused. Rather than worry about getting from one place to another, you can calmly make your way through your jam-packed yoga training schedule.

Air-conditioned rooms with heating system

Although Rishikesh is located near the Himalayan mountains, it can get very hot during the summer months. To prevent you from becoming too exhausted from the heat to enjoy your yoga practice, Kaivalya Yoga provides air-conditioned with the heating system facilities so you can rest, study, and practice yoga in comfortable conditions.

Private bathrooms

The bedrooms each come with private bathrooms with hot and cold running water. Wi-Fi is available in the rooms, along with air-conditioning. Each room has a large double bed. Unless you come as a couple, there is only one student to each room. This ensures that you have ample personal time for studying and rejuvenating during the 29-day program.

Warm and welcoming staff

The hotel staff has plentiful experience in food hygiene, health and safety, customer care, and nutrition. They provide fully for students during the course and can accommodate individual needs like food allergies with ample notice. They are on-site and available to answer accommodation-related questions during the course.

Rishikesh advantage

There are so many wonderful things to experience in this spiritual city. Students can enjoy the local sites during their breaks and weekends, marveling at the spiritual energy of nearby ashrams like Parmarth Niketan, Sivananda Ashram, and the world-famous Beatles Ashram.

There are also many natural beauties nearby, such as the Neelkanth Mahadev Temple and Gita Bhawan. Students can also simply take a stroll through the centrally located Swarg Ashram to explore local shops and delicacies.

All facilities mentioned are included in the course fee.


You will be introduced to the traditional healing methods of Ayurveda, taught how to calm your mind and heighten concentration through the correct practices of meditation, pranayamas, mudras, bandhas, and asanas, and provide you with a practical philosophical understanding of the origins of yoga.


Shatkarmas: These ancient yogic cleansing techniques are practiced for purification of the body. There are six shatkarmas in the Hatha tradition. They are used to help clear the body of excess mucus, fat, and bile. It should only be practiced under the guidance of a competent teacher.

Asanas: There are 84 asanas in the Hatha tradition. These poses are used to steady the body and mind, making the practitioner more energetic, free from disease, and ready for the practice of meditation. These are often the most familiar part of yoga tradition in the western world.

Pranayamas: These practices utilize breathing to control and influence the flow of vital life force (prana) in the body. Pranayamas are practiced after asana practice. They should be practiced under the guidance of a competent teacher, as the effects of these techniques on the body can be quite powerful.

Meditation: Dhyana, or meditation, is the practice of calming the mind and body through controlling the thoughts, calming the senses, and deep concentration. There are many ancient yogic meditation practices, designed to bring the practitioner closer to spiritual awareness and understanding.

Mudras: Mudras are advanced yogic techniques that alter mood, attitude, and perception, thereby deepening awareness and concentration. They have a subtle but powerful effect on energy flow in the body and thus are a good preparation for deeper spiritual practices.

Bandhas: Bandhas are bodily locks that help to redirect the flow of energy in the body. They involve locking the chin, abdomen, and perennial region. As they are an advanced practice, they are best practiced individually under able instruction before being incorporated into other yogic practices.

Yoga philosophy: For successful yoga practice, there must be an understanding of the ancient yoga philosophies as described in traditional texts.

Bhagavad Gita

This ancient text is one of the most important books for understanding modern yoga, as it outlines the origins of yoga philosophy as passed down through the centuries. A solid understanding of this scripture is necessary for anyone interested in the yoga traditions.

Anatomy and physiology of Hatha yoga

Its important for yoga teachers to understand the movements and range of motion of the human body, as well as the inner workings of the digestive, respiratory, circulatory, and nervous systems. This knowledge will help teachers to address the safety concerns of students and give proper adjustments, while helping students understand the full benefits and limitations of their practice.


Ayurveda is an ancient yoga tradition of healing the body through better knowledge of both the internal and external functions. It encompasses nutrition and massage therapy that is practiced to improve the overall well-being of the body and mind.

Kaivalya Yoga School

Kaivalya Yoga School is a yoga teacher training and retreat providing a serene sanctuary to learn, absorb and unwind. We impart yoga training along the lines of the yoga tradition which has passed on through the millennia.

The school preserves the yoga tradition. Yoga is more than asanas, which are not even the tip of the iceberg. Yoga involves your mind, body, soul working as a whole. You will learn yoga in its pure, pristine form. You will get the right course material and the right atmosphere for learning, including proper accommodation, food, teachers and recreational time.

The batch is small to allow students to get the best out of the course. There is also an alumni association that provides support and mentorship for you to start or further your practice and career as a yoga teacher.

Daily schedule

  • 06:00 Tea
  • 06:30 Asanas teaching
  • 08:15 Pranayamas
  • 09:15 Breakfast
  • 10:15 Yoga philosophy
  • 11:15 Bhagavad Gita and guest lectures
  • 12:15 Lunch
  • 14:00 Physiology and anatomy; Ayurveda
  • 15:00 Meditation
  • 16:00 Tea and snacks
  • 16:30 Lecture and group discussion
  • 17:30 Asanas practice
  • 19:30 Dinner

Included excursions

  • Ganga aarti
  • Local sightseeing
  • River rafting
  • Trekking at the Himalayas
  • Visit to ashrams and temples


Amit Kaushik

Ravindra Padiyar



Retreat location

Rishikesh is a city and a municipal board in Dehradun district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Located in the foothills of the Himalayas in northern India, it is known as the gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas.

Nearby places

  • Badrinath, 301 kilometers
  • Dehradun, 42 kilometers
  • Delhi, 238 kilometers
  • Gangotri, 258 kilometers
  • Haridwar, 25 kilometers
  • Joshimath, 252 kilometers
  • Kedarnath, 228 kilometers
  • Mussoorie, 77 kilometers
  • Srinagar, 105 kilometers
  • Uttrakashi, 154 kilometers
  • Yamunotri, 288 kilometers

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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During your stay, you will enjoy freshly prepared meals and tea.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

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

What's included

  • 27 nights accommodation
  • All study materials, yoga mat, and T-shirt
  • Certificate from Yoga Alliance
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Freshly prepared meals and tea
  • Private AC room with private bathroom
  • Pick-up from Dehradun Airport (DED)
  • Weekend extracurricular activities like trekking, river rafting (subject to availability), local sightseeing, etc

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Dehradun Airport (DED). Kaivalya Yoga is offering pick-up from this airport only.

Arrival by bus

Rishikesh is connected by bus with Agra, Chandigarh, New Delhi, Jaipur, Pushkar, Dehradun, Haridwar, and other cities.

Arrival by train

Rishikesh is connected by rail via Haridwar to Howrah, Bombay, Delhi, Lucknow, Varanasi, Dehradun and other cities.

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 14% 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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