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43 Days 300-Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in India

  • Patanjali International Yoga Foundation, Rishikesh, Lakshman Jhula, Tehri Garhwal 249192, Uttarakhand, India


Yoga Teacher Training India

This 300-hour yoga teacher training program will provide you a new experience of physical, mental, and psychic in all areas of yogic practice. It also provides you an opportunity to teach worldwide and become a registered yoga teacher. This program is registered with Yoga Alliance and Canadian and USA Yoga Alliance, Canada. Expand your knowledge and practice of Hatha yoga, nurture your soul, and deepen your connection to the yoga tradition with Patanjali International Yoga Foundation.


  • Intensive yoga practices
  • Advanced meditation techniques
  • Yoga therapy and Ayurveda course
  • International Yoga Alliance certification
  • 300-hour certified yoga training course and syllabus
  • Daily yogic vegetarian meals
  • Excursions and sight seeing
  • 42 nights accommodation

Good to know

  • All ages are welcome as participants.

  • 42 days with instruction
  • English
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You will stay at Patanjali International Yoga Foundation (PIYF) ashram, Rishikesh, India. Surrounded by beautiful nature, it provides the accommodation with a lot of facilities for their yoga students. Two or three students will be in one room and single private room is available upon request with extra charge. The students will be provided with semi deluxe room, with attached bathroom with hot and cold shower.

Patanjali International Yoga Foundation (PIYF) will also provide fresh bed sheets weekly, to make sure the room is always clean and healthy. There is also a spacious and open rooftop where students can relax, study, lie down, or even see the beautiful view of green mountains and magnificent view of holy Ganga River. Those facilities and surroundings will make your stay comfortable and healthy during the yoga course.

The comprehensive course in this program will provide you the textbook of Hatha Ratnavali, Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, and also history of yoga, which will deepen your knowledge about yoga tradition. In addition, you will get advanced meditation techniques, as well as knowledge of yogic discipline, diet, and cleansing rituals, which will help you to become a good advanced yoga teacher.

The 300-hour yoga teacher training program follows a tight schedule, where almost each of the eight to ten training hours of the day are assigned to some aspects of yoga. This would be an intensive but enlightening program. Depending on the type of yoga classes in the morning, the program can start early at 6:00 a.m., followed by meditation, some yoga postures, and maybe some classes or lectures in philosophy or anatomy.

Daily schedule

  • 06:00 Wake up and self-practice
  • 07:30 Mantra chanting, advanced practice of yogasana, or other practices
  • 10:00 Lunch break (yogic meal)
  • 11:00 Free time for self-study
  • 13:30 Tea break
  • 14:30 Theory of science of yoga and textbook
  • 17:00 Practicum: practice and learn how to teach advanced asana verbally and practically, with adjustment, correction, and alignment.
  • 19:00 Dinner break (yogic meal)
  • 20:30 Meditation, mantra chanting, or spiritual movie show
  • 22:00 Lights off


This yoga teacher training program includes five areas of teaching:

Advance techniques

You will learn many advanced asanas (postures), advanced pranayama breathing techniques, bandha, kriya, mudra, dhyana, mantra, and also learn surya namaskar with variations.

Advance philosophy, lifestyle, and ethics

You will learn about philosophy by understanding the textbook (Hatha Ratnavali and Yoga Sutras of Patanjali) and will also learn about yogic lifestyle, which include diet, place, disturbance, and other helpful elements.

Advance teaching methodology

In this section, you will learn about how to demonstrate advanced positions, observe the class, and assist other students. You will also learn the importance of correct and unambiguous language, which are used to describe positions and teachings clearly.

Anatomy and physiology

You will learn physical (study of the anatomy and how it relates to yoga) as well as subtle anatomy (complete advanced information about practice for six chakras).

Advance teaching practicum

You will learn how to teach advanced asana, pranayama, and other techniques, also how to manage the structure of daily yogic practice for yourself and for your students from intermediate to advanced levels. This section is divided into three parts: class structure and planning, assisting and alignment, and practice for teaching.

Yoga therapy, Ayurveda, and Pregnancy yoga are also included in this course. Patanjali International Yoga Foundation (PIYF) will explore these teaching areas in 300-hour yoga teacher training program at the bank of holly Ganga River.

Discipline rules

  • Discipline is an integral part of the training program and so the course routine must be strictly observed.
  • Disrespect to rules and regulations could result in termination of studentship with no refund of fee.
  • Restricted dress code is white yoga trouser, t-shirt and socks, jacket, jumper, and shawl.
  • Absenting oneself from the scheduled program without prior permission of the teacher or manager concerned would be construed as a gross breach of discipline.
  • A student must intimate in advance if they intend to forgo a meal so that there is no wastage of food.
  • The Yoga Foundation does not make arrangements for guests of students. Any activity that is not related to the course is not permitted.
  • Ensure you are on time for class or you will not be permitted to enter any class once it has commenced.
  • Before departure from the Foundation students must all dues and return all library books.
  • Smoking and alcohol or any kind of drugs in any form are not permitted during the training.

Graduation and certification

This program is an internationally accredited yoga teacher training course, registered with Yoga Alliance, Canadian and USA Yoga Alliance, Canada.

Yoga teacher training program is specially designed for intermediate and advanced level of yoga students. An intensive yoga teacher training course is taught by yoga teachers who are firmly rooted in Patanjali yoga, the ancient style of Hatha yoga path and communication with source of text books.

Training requirements

To be eligible to attend this intensive 300-hour yoga teacher training course, there are several prerequisites. It helps to manage yoga teacher training groups to work together for a month or more of intensive yoga journey. This is a journey of personal and professional development, which are built based on the practitioner's previous experience.

Students are required to have at least three to five years of yoga practice or have completed 200-hour yoga teacher training. Patanjali International Yoga Foundation believes that it will help to develop the teaching-learning relationships. The trainees are advised to read Hatha Ratnavali, Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, anatomy books, or other textbooks and practice advanced yogaasana, pranayama, bbandha, mudra, and meditation to attend this 300-hour yoga teacher training.

Included in your program package is excursions and sight seeing tours.

  • Dr Jitendra Das

    Dr. Jitendra Das has studied and practiced yoga, Ayurveda, and Vedic scripture at school and university, as well as with senior Indian masters. He studied yoga, Ayurveda, Sanskrit, Veda, and related subjects in Haridwar. He teaches and practices yogasana, pranayama, bandha, mantra, mudra, meditation, cleansing kriyas, Ayurveda, and Vedic chanting at Rishikesh, and gives conferences, workshops, and seminars worldwide.

  • Tatiana Morozova Morozova

    Tatiana Morozova is an experienced teacher of Patanjali International Yoga Foundation with over 15 years of practice and deep knowledge of teaching. Tatiana follows the ancient Hatha yoga style, both in her teaching and also in her practice. Currently, she is the representative of Patanjali International Yoga Foundation in Russia and the leading teacher in Patanjali International Yoga Foundation ashram in Rishikesh.

  • Spyros Kapnias-Garudananda

    Garudananda started doing yoga in his childhood years, influenced by his first guru, his father. Since he was young, he always remembers his father's meditation and practice of asanas, trataka, and pranayama. He completed yogic studies there and followed seminars and annual courses in Kundalini yoga, Raja yoga, Kriya yoga, pranayama, Tattwa Sudhi, and Nidra yoga.

  • Amba Dugo Carreras

    Amba Dugo started her first yoga teachers training when she was 16 years old in her hometown, Valencia, Spain. Therefore, she realized quickly that she wanted to share that with others and give energy to that precious discipline which is a present in her life. In 2014, she again attained Yoga Alliance Registered 200-hour yoga teacher training with Dr Jitendra Das at Patanjali International Yoga Foundation.

  • Perrine Marais

    Perrine Marais got her first yoga practice like most westerners, in a gym, 13 years ago. Wanting to deepen her knowledge, she started traveling to towns around where yoga studios were more popular. Wanting to learn from the root and ancient principles, she traveled to Rishikesh and followed her second teacher training with Dr Jitendra Das, then she realized that she should learn and practice more about the ancient style Hatha yoga.

  • Ernesto Giodano

    Ernesto Giordano has been practicing yoga since 1989. In 1992, he received his yoga teacher certification in IPEF, Buenos Aires, Argentina. His first teacher was Ester Weber, who is one of the best teacher in Argentina. In 2011, he went to PIYF for yoga teacher training course with Dr Jitendra Das. Besides being a yoga teacher, he is a physical trainer too massage therapist.

This 300-hour yoga teacher training program will be held at Patanjali International Yoga Foundation, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India. It is situated in bank of the holy Ganga River. Located in the foothills of the Himalayas in northern India, Rishikesh is a relaxed place in India, enable you to get into very peaceful atmosphere. Rishikesh has numerous yoga centers that attract many tourists. It is believed that meditation in Rishikesh brings people closer to attainment of moksha, as does a dip in the holy river that flows through it.

Nearby location:

  • Dehradun Airport (DED), 30 kilometers
  • Haridwar, 25 kilometers
  • Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) - 45 minutes
  • Lakshman Jhula Bridge, 300 meters
  • Rishikesh town, 4 kilometers
  • Balcony
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lobby
  • River
  • Convenience / grocery store nearby
  • Ironing / ironing board
  • Laundry
  • Laundry and ironing
  • Library

Patanjali International Yoga Foundation provides the yoga students with freshly cooked foods with love and consciousness. Yogic and Ayuverdic foods will be provided during the course.

They also offers different menus everyday for every lunch and dinner. Sattvic, healthy, and tasty foods will be served to you, giving you complete elements for a good health. Each meal consists of six to seven dishes, and is also prepared according to the weather.

The following meals are included:

  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Yogic
  • 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)
  • Bungee jumping
  • Cycling
  • Flying fox
  • Kayaking
  • Motorcycle tours
  • Rafting
  • Sightseeing
  • Trekking
  • Tubing
  • 42 nights accommodation
  • 300-hour certified yoga training course
  • Daily herbal tea
  • Daily yogic vegetarian lunch and dinner
  • Excursions and sight seeing
  • International Yoga Alliance Certification
  • Printed materials
  • Tools for Neti kriya (pot and thread)
  • Yoga mats are available for students to be used in yoga hall
  • Yoga text books (Hatha Ratnavali and Yoga Sutras)
  • Airfares
  • Optional activities
  • Transfers from and to the airport

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) or Dehradun Airport (DED). Transfer from and to those airports is available upon request.

Arrival by bus

Take a bus from Kashmiri Gate bus station in New Delhi. The bus ride takes about seven to nine hours.

Arrival by train

Take the train to arrive at Haridwar train station. Transfer from and to Haridwar is available upon request.

  • Review by Tachinee from Thailand
    10 out of 10

    "Thanks for all course days. You have been taking care of us. Thank you for all the lessons you taught us, knowledge you shared. The past four weeks had been unforgettable experience in my life. I feel so lucky to study here and having you a yoga teacher. I came here to study yoga, I’m going home with happiness, positive energy in my heart. Something I have never expected. Maybe because of the Ganga or Maybe it’s the good energy. We (all students) shared with you and you to us. Please tell all the staff and uncle for all their work, cooking, and taking care of us. I’m thankful for the entire universe that brought me at Yoga Foundation and having you as my teacher."

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  • Review by Neha Gandhi from Canada
    10 out of 10

    "This is beginning to my new life. I'm full of thanks to yoga Foundation and it’s team and all other who helped me begin this journey onward!!"

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  • Review by Paula from Argentina
    10 out of 10

    "My days in the foundation were beautiful! An unforgettable experience! Facilities were very comfortable and excellent. Very healthy and varied news but the best was all the information provided, this incorporated knowledge are endless. Excellent! Thanks to all the staff, always so attentive and pre disposed. Thanks to PIYF to provide all this knowledge, responsibility, and dedication to everyone."

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  • Review by Ruben from Argentina
    10 out of 10

    "When I plan this travel, I never thought how deep and helpful could be this experience. Now after these weeks I have found not only technical aspect, theoretical information was many need knowledge of yoga and me. Try to answer who am I? Sure next week many thought will come and will help me in my daily life. Thank you so much for your kindly and homily spoken knowledge and great experience with us."

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  • Review by Isabelle from France
    10 out of 10

    "I did my training with Dr Das 3 years ago in Feb. 2013. His teaching urged me to learn more and more and pass the knowledge yoga workshops with Dr Das at my place and my students are very enthusiastic about his teaching. Therefore this year I organized for 9 of them to come to his ashram in Rishikesh. All are delighted. Moreover as Dr Das always proposes new techniques. I again learned extra knowledge and confidence for any students or teacher. PIYF is recommended for the deep serious study of yoga, the beauty of the ashram, the cleanliness, the purity, and quality of the food and the overall super organization. "

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  • Review by Sole Carbon from Canada
    10 out of 10

    "I came to PIYF without knowing what was exactly going to be my life like for the following three weeks. All I knew is that I wanted to learn yoga from the real source. I knew I wanted to be safe and feel comfortable. I arrived to PIYF and since the first moment I felt welcomed and at home. The Yoga training is very intense requires the full attention of all your senses. But the effort pays back and more. There yoga is part of the learning. I feel like a new me, a better one, on the right path. The group of students is amazing. The house helpers are beyond kind always ready to help. The food is delicious. Made with love, patience, and dedications and always fresh. Dr Jitendra Das is not just on exceptional teacher and human being but also a great host. All the teachers and class' helps are extraordinary. I leave with a heart full of gratitude and knowing that I will return to the Himalayan sun and this beautiful school. Thank you so much!"


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Rishikesh, India

Patanjali International Yoga Foundation is a yoga education and yoga learning school based in Rishikesh, India. It is a registered yoga school by Yoga Alliance.

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