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28 Days 200-Hour Hatha Yoga TTC in Rishikesh, India

  • Ojashvi Yoga Shala, Gayatri Kunja Swarg Ashram, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India


Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India

Ojashvi Yoga Shala is a registered yoga teacher training school with Yoga Alliance USA, engaged in the programs of yoga teacher training, promotion and coordination of yoga education, in all its aspects. The training school aims to promote deeper understanding of yoga philosophy and practices based on classical teachings of yoga with the contemporary needs backed by sound scientific approach amongst the aspirants.


  • Daily guided meditation sessions
  • Daily yoga practices and philosophy
  • Anatomy, physiology and methodology
  • Daily morning sun salutations and asana practice
  • Pranayama and mantra chanting
  • 27 nights of accommodation
  • All daily meals

Good to know

  • All ages are welcome as participants.

  • 28 days with instruction
  • English
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You will be accommodated in a pleasant single / private room with an attached bathroom having the facility of both hot and cold water. The rooms are neat and clean with fine antiques, carpets and paintings with proper ventilation. Also, there is an internet caf, as well as, Wi-Fi connection in the living room at nominal charges / cost.

Ojashvi Yoga Shala is located amidst the surroundings of the ashrams in the picturesque location of Himalayan hills on the bank of river Ganga in Rishikesh. Rishikesh is full of spiritual vibrancy and having numerous ashrams, the serenity of River Ganga and the surrounding Himalayans hills make the environment fully charged with charm. The study of yoga in Rishikesh is long lasting experience in the life of the yoga teacher.

  • 27 nights of accommodation
  • All daily meals
  • All yoga sessions mentioned under program

The main vision and mission of Ojashvi Yoga Shala is to spread the value based traditional knowledge of yoga through well-trained yoga teachers to share the potentialities of yoga and its contribution to healthy living. This 200-hour Hatha yoga teacher training course in Rishikesh is a recognized yoga course by Yoga Alliance, USA and incorporates the standards of Yoga Alliance 200-hour training program. The course graduates are eligible for the RYT-200 certificate from Yoga Alliance, USA upon completion.

The course is well suited for beginners and early intermediates. The purpose of this course is to ensure quality teaching, so that the participant is able to understand the principles and practical techniques effectively to be qualified yoga teacher. This purpose is achieved through a small group, which will not be more than 10 to 12 participants. The training program is a great opportunity to experience the advantages of yoga practices, as well as, a means to develop yourself as teacher to carry the same to your students with the help of teaching methods of the course.

The syllabus is made to fulfill the above purpose containing philosophical and practical aspects of yoga subject with emphasis on the allied sciences. The course curriculum of 'Hatha yoga teacher training course' consists of the practice of shatkarmas (cleansing techniques), asanas (postures), pranayamas, bandhas, mudras, relaxation techniques, and meditation and mantra chanting, etc.

The training program is backed by a team of well experienced and qualified yoga teachers who have several years of personal practice, as well as, teaching experience, their skills, expertise and work experience along with compassionate approach makes the learning an experience of joy. The teachers have dedicated themselves in ensuring safe practice and effective learning, so that each of the participants can feel and experience a supportive and nurturing environment. Study material is provided in addition to the learning resources from the school to enhance the effective learning experience of the training course.

Daily schedule

  • 06:00 to 07:30 - Sun salutations and asana practice
  • 07:30 to 08:00 - Tea break
  • 08:00 to 09:00 - Pranayama
  • 09:00 to 11:00 - Breakfast and self-study
  • 11:00 to 12:00 - Yoga philosophy
  • 12:30 to 13:30 - Lunch break
  • 14:15 to 15:15 - Theory on applied yoga
  • 15:15 to 16:15 - Meditation / Yoga Nidra / mantra chanting
  • 16:15 to 16:45 - Evening tea break
  • 16:45 to 17:45 - Anatomy and physiology
  • 17:45 to 18:45 - Teaching methodology
  • 19:00 - Dinner

Group size

Maximum 10 to 12 persons.

Itinerary information

  • The course is well suited for beginners and early intermediates.

Additional information

  • For more information, ask your questions directly to Ojashvi Yoga Shala who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Send Inquiry button to send a message.

Ganesh Prasad

Ganesh Prasad did his postgraduate diploma in yoga from Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga, which deepened his further interest in yoga to study masters in yogic science and holistic health from Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya and further he is pursuing his PhD in yoga from Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar.

Ganesh Prasad has had the opportunity of being the guest of honor at a conference at The Italian Yoga Federation, Assisi, where he also conducted workshops. He has held yoga workshops in Cagliari, Italy, as well. He has also participated as a yoga expert in the Indian festival of India in Bangkok.

Ganesh Prasad has taught and conducted several workshops in India and abroad and has gained rich teaching experience through his teachings at Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga. He was a part of the tableaux of the Ministry of AYUSH at the 2015 Republic Day of India and showcased the physical practices of yoga.

Nagesh Hiregoudar

Nagesh Hiregoudar (E-RYT 500, RPYT with Yoga Alliance USA, Registry ID: 67820) is the lead teacher in yoga teacher training courses of Ojashvi Yoga Shala, Rishikesh. Nagesh is a deeply experienced and extensively qualified yoga practitioner, who embodies and imparts the highest standards and ethics of training to his students.

He has enriched his teaching experience through the most rigorous courses for yoga teacher training that of the ashram style training at the Bihar School of Yoga in Munger, Bihar and Vedanta through a Yoga Vedanta course at the Yoga Vedanta Forest Academy, Divine Life Society Rishikesh, popularly referred to as Sivananda yoga. In these trainings, he learnt the deep philosophies and practices of these world famous traditional schools.

Nagesh has been passionate about understanding the scientific basis for the yoga practices. Accordingly, he studied for and successfully completed his master degree in yogic sciences from the University of Mangalore, India besides a certificate course in yogic studies from Karnataka University, India. His deep interest in yoga fuelled his hunger to experience the different traditions and their teaching methodologies. Accordingly, he also studied Asthanga Vinyasa yoga in Patanjala Asthanga Vinyasa Yoga Academy of Mysore, Karnataka.

Since more than a decade, Nagesh has exclusively devoted himself to teaching of yoga. He is bringing a most humane approach to his teaching. With his special insight in understanding the special needs of each student, he brings a calming and encouraging approach that is so essential for effective learning. His students feel understood and respect him for his extremely compassionate approach.

With this rich background of learning, Nagesh has been determined to impart these rich teachings to the modern society at large. With this in mind, he has participated in several national seminars and conferences on yoga and presented papers on the applications of yogic techniques in the management of psychosomatic diseases. He has also conducted several corporate training sessions and workshops both in India and overseas aimed at improving the lifestyle of the workforce.


Sandeep did his masters in yoga from Sanskrit University, Haridwar. He has been trained in yoga by traditional teachers of Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama and Parmarth Nikethan Ashram of Rishikesh. He specializes in the teachings of Yoga Nidra, meditation and Hatha yoga techniques.

Swami Atmajnananda Giri

Swami Atmajnananda Giri had an urge to live with nature since a very early age. This natural urge led him to practice naturopathy for over 3 years and he also undertook a study of homeopathy and obtained a diploma for the same. This only intensified his urge and he traveled for 4 years as a Sanyasa mendicant undertaking study and trying to understand the deeper meaning of life.

His travels led him to study yoga and Vedanta. Through his study, he met his Guru Swami Sudhi Chaitanya, who had a profound impact upon him. The urge of Sanyasa became so strong that he left home to travel first to Varanasi and then, to the Himalayas to be among the great seers. This experience gave him the purpose of life, which was to feel the totality of the self.

You will be provided with three nutritious and delicious vegetarian meals daily.

Ayurvedic massages and therapy sessions are available to interested participants within the premises of yoga shala.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Ojashvi Yoga Shala an inquiry.
  • Review by Susan from United Arab Emirates

    "Naveen, Pranayama expert, taught me so much about this and meditation, I will use his teachings. Nagesh was so professional at all times. Mallika is passionate about yoga therapy and I learned a lot from her about this."

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  • Review by Hana from California, USA

    "Great Knowledge regarding yoga therapy. Excellent program and meditation sessions."

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  • Review by Nabanita, Deb from India

    "Teachers were helpful while teaching,They really took interest to give their time, Thank you."

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  • Review by Grainne O Flynn from USA

    "Nagesh and Naveen are very learned teachers with a pure intent towards the practice of Yoga and Pranayama. Their passion and honesty enhanced the course vibe and instilled in me good understanding of why yoga and Pranayama are valuable practices to be implemented into my daily life. This is the start of a journey for me and they have given me good basis of learning to which I can develop in time. The location and room were very good."

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  • Review by Chad Petzer from South Africa

    "Nagesh and Naveen were incredible! Sumit was one of the best guys I have met. Bagavad geeta teacher was awesome. I loved everything about the last four week; I have had the best time ever. My first time leaving my home country and I have had the best time."

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  • Review by Victoria Krushenick from USA

    "This program has been absolutely wonderful .I am so thankful to have this opportunity. Nagesh was an admiring and amazing teacher .Thank you."

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  • Review by Visvanath Ratnaveera from Switzerland

    "The Lead Teacher is young, dynamic and humanly a great personality"

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  • Review by Leslie Snow from USA

    "Although I was almost 20 years older than the other students, Nagesh's teaching was always aimed at my own level of strength and flexibility. His thoughtful adjustments and encouragement kept me progressing through the various asanas. His broad understanding of all aspect of the yogic life gave me the skills to make yoga more than just a physical practice. Nagesh truly lives what he preaches and he continues to be an source of inspiration to me. I am grateful for the opportunity to have studied with him in Rishikesh."

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  • Review by Javier Rozo and Sonia Rozo from Colombia

    "The Places visits are good, in General I liked the course and we had a great experience with Ojashvi Yoga Shala."

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  • Review by Sunder Pratap Singh from UAE

    "The teachers Nagesh and Naveen are very warm and friendly people with clear intention to help us . They paid attention to our questions and concerns and tried to help wherever required. They are very knowledgeable and sincere. The location is amazing, the place of yoga practice is fresh, bright and energetic. This retreat helped in relaxing and rejuvenating. We enjoyed the rafting activity."

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  • Review by Cyril Voci from France

    "I very much liked the organization before arriving and Nagesh’s reactivity regarding the accommodation arrangements , Also I would like to thank you very much for the Scholarship you gave because , I would not have been able to do the program other wise. Namaste!"

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  • Review by Jasmin Sonja Schöni from Switzerland

    "This has been an amazing experience, I thank everyone for their kindness, patience and that they shared their Knowledge with us. Nagesh is an amazing teacher and a very inspirational and humble person. I can’t wait to come back and do the 300 Hours TTC with Nagesh. Also, Swamiji was amazing and I am very grateful that he took his time to teach us meditation, his chanting is beautiful."

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  • Review by Michelle Mauroff, from USA

    "Ojashvi Yoga Shala is the place to go for students seeking a solid foundation in Yoga. The teachers go above and beyond to ensure proper understanding and your needs are met. The staff is incredibly knowledgeable. Nagesh is incredibly humble and has lots of experience he is happy to share. I leave the training feeling like I have had an authentic training and a great understanding of the true nature of Yoga .This training has left me with the confidence to continue on my path growing and sharing .The training with Yoga Shala has exceeded my expectations."

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  • Review by Sally Jane Crane from UK

    "Nagesh is a truly knowledgeable teacher and I would recommend studying yoga with him. He is dedicated to sharing his knowledge and is highly professional."

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  • Review by Vera Villanueva from Chile

    "I am Vera from Chile, South America 30 years old and I was in the teacher training 200 Hours learning the Yoga with Nagesh for one month in Rishikesh. The experience for me, changed my life in all the senses including my life style, I learned with Nagesh the Indian philosophy, yoga anatomy, asanas postures, meditation, ways to eat, different methods to teach yoga and the most important the Asana series and adjustments teaching in an environment of respect and confidence.My teacher Nagesh, was always very correct, always punctual in the lessons, friendly, patient, kindly, responsible and easy going person, he teaches the method of demonstration. All the knowledge that he knows and sharing all with us, most of the time he clarified our doubts and understand my limitations about yoga. I really enjoyed the 8 limbs of Patanjala Yoga. Nagesh's English was always clear and easy to understand, he was very caring about that all the classes and the students for the welfare and development.I am very grateful about benefits of each asana because my teacher always showing us the mind, digestive, back pain benefits of each posture. I really recommend Nagesh because the way he teaches and all the knowledge he get is very important for others, I really would to get in the future another yoga training course with Nagesh."

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  • Review by Michal Gluszek from Germany

    "I did my RYT-200 course in Rishikesh with Nagesh, and I can sincerely recommend him. He is a calm and patient teacher with an individual approach to every student. Trained by Nagesh, I felt very comfortable and well-prepared when I attended my RYT-300 course at another school (Nagesh didn't have RYT-300 courses at that time). Do not hesitate, if you have a chance to be taught by Nagesh. You can surely count on his plaesant personality, knowledge and vast experience."

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  • Review by Robert Mayer from Canada

    "Nagesh as the director of any yoga school brings both professionalism and deep knowledge of yoga. I am certified under his direction for my 200-hour course in 2012, and found the program well suited for the western education style bringing both the deep rooted and authentic teachings of yoga and mixing them with modern teaching methods using power point well thought out teaching manuals and the use of highly trained and educated staff. I would highly recommend Nagesh's school to anyone looking for an outstanding yogic experience on there way to attaining the certification in teaching yoga."

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  • Review by Ryan Pedley from Australia

    "I highly recommend Nagesh as a yoga teacher - a kind, wise, knowledgeable and incredibly humble person. Nagesh was a joy to be around for the 200-hour RYT, and was always clear on the skills I needed to develop in order to teach. Now, I have opened my own yoga school and Nagesh has been a large part of this process. Thank you Nagesh!"

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  • Review by Jessica Watson from U.S.A

    "Nagesh's presentations were very thorough and provided a lot of valuable information. I especially appreciated how much he knew about the sutras and how open he was to answering questions and explaining things in more detail if needed. I found Nagesh's teaching style to be gentle which is is really good for those new to yoga and he was always open to suggestions on how to best improve the program for the students. It was a great experience and I would highly recommend Nagesh as a teacher."

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Rishikesh, India

Ojashvi Yoga Shala is a registered yoga teacher training school with Yoga Alliance USA, engaged in the programs of yoga teacher training.

from US$1,450

28 days / 27 nights


Arrival: Monday November 14, 2016
Departure: Sunday December 11, 2016

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