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70 Days 500-Hour Hatha Yoga TTC in Rishikesh, India

  • Ojashvi Yoga Shala, Gayatri Kunja Swargashram, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India


Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India

This residential Hatha yoga teacher training program of Ojashvi Yoga Shala, Rishikesh is a comprehensive yoga teacher training program, which is designed for beginners, as well as, early intermediate practitioners of yoga. The training course includes modules of foundational level to the advanced level practices of asanas, pranayama, bandhas mudras and meditation.


  • Daily yoga and asana practices
  • Pranayama and mantra chanting
  • Daily guided meditation and relaxation sessions
  • Techniques and practices of shatkarma (cleansing techniques)
  • 10 weeks of accommodation
  • All daily vegetarian meals
  • 70 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.

The focus of the course is to provide the comprehensive understanding of deeper level yogic principles and practices to develop the confidence of advanced level yoga teacher. In additional to the fundamental aspects of yoga, the course will also provide the study and practice of applications of yoga in terms of therapeutically applications. This is the combined program of RYS-200 and RYS-300 program.

500-hour Hatha yoga teacher training course of Ojashvi Yoga shala in Rishikesh is recognized by Yoga Alliance USA and incorporates the standards of Yoga Alliance 500-hour training program. Successful trainees of 500-hour yoga teacher training program are eligible for the certificate of RYT-500 designation from Yoga Alliance USA.

There is a maximum group size for this training program. The purpose of the micro group is to ensure quality teaching so that the participant is able to understand the principles and practical techniques effectively to be qualified yoga teacher.

Curriculum of the teacher training course

The course curriculum of 500-hour Hatha yoga teacher training course consists of the structured combined syllabus of RYS-200 hours and RYS-300 hours syllabus including the techniques and practice of shatkarmas (cleansing techniques), asanas (posture), pranayamas, bandhas mudras, relaxation techniques and meditation, and mantra chanting, etc.

The curriculum of the course and its teaching modules are carefully selected and sequenced to develop the structured progressive approach ensuring the fundamental foundational study of yoga, as well as, its applications through the advanced study.

The syllabus is containing deeper philosophical and practical aspects of the yoga subject with emphasis on the allied sciences including principles and therapeutically applications of yoga.

Teaching opportunity

Advanced level training of the trainees of will be having the opportunity to teach yoga to the students of RYS-200 yoga teacher training program.

Learning facilities

Study material is provided in addition to the learning resources of the school including library services to enhance the effective learning experience of the training course.

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.

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 M.Sc in yogic science and holistic health from Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya and further he is pursuing his Ph.D 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.

Nagesh Hiregoudar

(E-RYT 500, RPYT with Yoga Alliance USA, Registry ID: 67820)

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 masters degree in yogic sciences from the University of Mangalore, India besides a certificate course in yogic studies from Karnataka University, India.


Rohithaksha is RYT with Yoga Alliance, USA and received his masters in yogic science from Mangalore University Karnataka. He has been experienced as a yoga therapist in PG center Mangalagangothri Mangalore and later he served as a yoga therapist in J S S Hospital Mysore.

He has also been trained in Bihar School of Yoga, Munger and Yoga Vedanta Forest Academy, Divine Life society Rishikesh to deepen his understandings of yoga philosophy and practices.

Rohithaksha has conducted a number of yoga camps in various parts of Karnataka and has attended seminars at New Delhi viz Moraji Desai National Institute for Yoga and Central Research Council for Yoga.


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.

Dr. Sumit Sharma

Dr. Sumit Sharma is expert in the field of physiotherapy. His passion in life is to uncover the applications of medical mysteries exist in the practice of yoga and Vedic rituals.

Sumit is a native of Rishikesh, since from his childhood he has been inclined to the practice of spirituality. His nature of serving the society motivated him to pursue the noble profession. He realized that his area of interest is orthopedic. He studied in a medical university and secured the masters in physical therapy. To make his therapies affective, he started reconciling the techniques of Pilates, yoga and other established sciences.

A Mulligan therapist, he secures a certification from Capri Institute, New Delhi under the guidance of Dr. Deepak Kumar the only accredited Mulligan therapy teacher in India. The thirst of knowledge is making him to study the ancient technique of healing. He is currently undertaking a post graduation course from Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University, Srinagar on yoga and alternative therapies.

He has extensive experience of orthopedic surgeries rehabilitation program. He dealt more than 500 cases of orthopedic disorders and postural disorders. To understand and appreciate yoga, a scientific viewpoint becomes essential. In his teachings of anatomy and physiology, Dr. Sumit connects yoga with modern sciences. He meticulously teaches the yoga anatomy. He makes an objective analysis of how yogic practices are realized in some of the greater systems of the body.

Swami Atmajananand Ji

Swami Atmajananand Ji is a humanitarian and spiritual leader, an ambassador of peace and human values. Through his life and work, Swami has inspired many lives around the world with a vision of a stress-free, violence-free world. He has founded imparting the knowledge of yoga that provide techniques and tools to live a deeper, more joyous life and he has established a mindset in his disciples that recognizes a common human identity above the boundaries of race, nationality, and religion.

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 located in the foothills of the mighty Himalayan hills in North India. The ancient sages of the country used to spend lots of their time in the practice of yoga and austerities in this small town, which is abundant in its spiritual energy. The serenity and the ambience of ashrams is being continued to lead Rishikesh as the world capital of yoga due to the exposure to the yoga study in Rishikesh in different traditions and styles, maintain the harmony.

The trainees of the yoga teacher training course will be provided daily with three freshly prepared nutritious and delicious vegetarian meals.

On Sundays, students will have the opportunity to explore the tourist attractions in and around the Rishikesh such as river rafting, mountain trekking and sightseeing to enjoy their holidays.

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

  • 10 weeks of accommodation
  • 3 times daily vegetarian meals
  • All yoga program and study materials as mentioned
For information about the booking conditions, please send Ojashvi Yoga Shala an inquiry.
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    "Swamiji was a great teacher, he was a big highlight on the course and we will miss him. Nagesh is a great teacher, he cared about for all the girls and helped where ever we needed, Naveen was always too happy and all he wanted was to teach us well and he did. Great teachers, great chefs, Great Guru, very grateful for my time here. Everyone will be missed."

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    "The teachers were really experienced. Thanks a lot for sharing your experience and knowledge, many thanks for all energy given to us." website, edited

  • Review by Kerryn from Zimbabwe

    "I loved the food and our amazing cooks, the teachers are incredible, so knowledgeable and patient, I am very sad to be leaving, I will miss you all." website, edited

  • Review by Katherine from UK

    "Swamiji was a great teacher, he was a big highlight on the course and we will miss him. Nagesh is great teacher, he cared for all the girls and helped where ever we needed. Naveen was always too happy and all he wanted was to teach us well and he did. Great teachers, great chefs, great Guru, very grateful for my time here. Everyone will be missed." website, edited

  • Review by Susan from United Arab Emirates
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

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

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  • Review by Nabanita, Deb from India
    10 out of 10

    "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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    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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.

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