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Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training India

Become a certified yoga teacher in paradise! Enjoy the magic of Rishikesh, while immersing yourself in authentic Yoga Knowledge with like-minded souls. Raj Yoga program offers it all. A balance of learning with amazing excursions and fun weaved into the program. If you looking for a Professional Authentic Yoga School that sets the bar higher than all other yoga schools in Rishikesh, we are your school, come and learn with us. At The Yoga Mat, we work with experienced Yoga Teachers to create an incredible life-changing, most rewarding, yoga teacher training experience. Your mat is waiting.

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  • Authentic and quality yoga training
  • Experienced teachers with years of experience
  • Best campus with lush garden area
  • 3 daily vegetarian meals per day
  • Excursion & learn Indian culture
  • 24 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles

24 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 20 participants
Airport transfer included: Jolly Grant Airport
Airport transfer available:
Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$65 per person)
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  • Garden
  • Meditation garden
  • Picnic area
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Yoga studio
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access

You will be accommodated at Raj Resort in private fully furnished bedrooms. Your room includes a comfortable double bed, private bathroom, and Wi-Fi access. There is a choice of accommodation available to you on this program, and all rooms come with a ceiling fan or air conditioning, private bathroom and wonderful warm showers to indulge in at the end of each day. Raj Yoga Rishikesh is located close to everything you might need, from shops and stalls to temples and sightseeing.

One of the first things you will notice on arrival is the beautiful yoga hall. It is beautifully set within the lush gardens and stocked up with all the required equipment and yoga tools that you would want from a yoga school. The studio features comfortable wooden flooring and tranquil surroundings, the perfect place for you to let go, relax, and deepen into your yoga training. Other facilities offered at Raj Yoga Rishikesh include relaxing gardens and a delicious vegetarian restaurant.



Students who complete their subsequent training are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®).

This program in Rishikesh suits those who are looking for an authentic yoga experience balanced with time to enjoy the beautiful ancient town of Rishikesh. Raj Yoga Rishikesh has a rich program filled with excellent content, delivered by caring, experienced Yoga Teachers from Rishikesh. Whether you are planning to start a new career as a yoga teacher or are seeking a course for deep personal interest and expansion of your yoga knowledge and practice: this teacher training program will give you a firm foundation for both. The asana program is based on Hatha and Ashtanga vinyasa Yoga primarily.

The goal is to ensure that you feel confident teaching Classical Hatha Yoga and Vinyasa Style classes upon completion of our Course. Raj Yoga Rishikesh also explores a variety of yoga styles during the program, such as Iyengar, Nidra, and Restorative Style Yoga.

Immerse yourself in yogic philosophy and history, anatomy and physiology, asana, pranayama, healthy living, developing a home practice, ethics, chakras, mantras, meditation, teaching methodology, and practicum, through hands-on instruction, independent study, reading, and assignments.

Yoga teacher training curriculum

Hatha yoga and practice

  • Hatha & Alignment class - detailed explanation and practice of asanas from Hatha yoga. The asanas are explained in detail to understand their physical, psychological, and spiritual aspects.
  • Ashtanga Vinyasa class - Primary series of ashtanga vinyasa system will be taught.
  • Pranayamas - all the major six pranayamas and their detailed role in human conscious development. You will also learn prana, sub-prana in detail.
  • Bandhas and Mudras - all the major Mudras and Bandhas which include the application of Uddiyana, Moolabandha, and Jalandhara Bandha.
  • Shatkarmas - the cleaning techniques from Hatha yoga pradipika are taught to bring graceful effects of yoga. The Shatkarmas included are Neti, Kapalabhatti, and Trataka.

Yoga philosophy and Hatha yoga studies

  • The six schools of Indian philosophy (Nyaya, Vaisheshika, Samkhya, Yoga, Purva Mimamsa, and Vedanta)
  • Patanjali yoga sutra
  • The rich history and evolution of yoga and yogic practices

Anatomy and physiology

  • All major system of the human body
  • Movement and postures
  • Physiology of stretching
  • Chakras, Nadis & subtle body system

Teaching methodology and self-practice

  • Art of adjustments
  • Special and latest developments in adjustments
  • Art of designing the group and individual classes
  • Class psychology
  • Grounding the class
  • Flow and Vinyasa methodology

Mantra and meditation

  • Yoga Nidra, mantras, and forms of mediation

Daily sample schedule

  • 07:00 Pranayama and chanting
  • 08:00 Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga
  • 09:30 Breakfast
  • 10:30 Yoga philosophy
  • 12:30 Lunch and break
  • 15:45 Yoga anatomy
  • 17:00 Hatha & alignment
  • 06:45 meditation
  • 19:30 Dinner

Included excursions

During this yoga teacher certification program, you will have two Sundays dedicated to trips. You will go on a river rafting or river valley waterfall trek and also attend a Ganga aarti ceremony in Rishikesh. You also have option to go for Ayurvedic massage





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Retreat location

This teacher training program will take place in Rishikesh, India, on the shore of the sacred river Ganges. Raj Yoga Rishikesh offers a unique environment with simple but comfortable accommodation. Nature is abundant here and the yoga center is surrounded by lush green trees, gardens, and nature.

The foothills of the Himalayas are always in sight, and you are a short stroll away from the Ganges. The garden landscape provides the perfect spot to kick back, relax, and watch the many butterflies and birds that call the garden home.

Nestled in Tapovan, a quiet part of Rishikesh that lies right on the banks of the Ganges and surrounded by mountains, this are in the perfect place to experience local Indian culture. Situated just five kilometers away from the center of the city, the resort are far enough away from the tourist hustle and bustle, yet close enough for you to easily visit the center.

Nearby places

  • Haridwar, 25 kilometers
  • Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), 250 kilometers or 155 miles
  • Jolly Grant Airport (DED), 20 kilometers or 12 miles
  • Rishikesh center, 5 kilometers

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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You will be served three daily vegetarian meals. The meals are based on the principles of the yogic diet.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

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

Things to do (optional)

Explore Indian culture

Experience Indian culture through Rishikesh’s local markets, street-vendors, and restaurants. You will have many chances to engage and interact with local Indian people, going about their daily lives here.

Rafting and trekking tours

Raj Yoga Rishikesh also offer rafting and trekking tours for the more adventurous, and they are available to chat with you about planning anything else that you would like to do during your stay in Rishikesh.

What's included

  • 2 Sunday excursions
  • 3 healthy and delicious vegetarian meals per day
  • 24 nights accommodation
  • 200-hour certification course tuition
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access
  • Course manuals
  • Daily yoga classes
  • Evening music and discussion programs
  • Jal neti pot
  • Pranayama, yoga Nidra, and meditation practices
  • Certificate to register with Yoga Alliance

What's not included

  • Transportation
  • Personal expenses

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). From there, you can book a domestic flight to Jolly Grant Airport (DED), situated 20 kilometers or 12 miles away from the resort.

Arrival by train

Trains are a great way to meet locals and strike up great conversations. There is a public train system that runs between Delhi and Haridwar, a neighboring city of Rishikesh situated just 25 kilometers away. From Haridwar, you can take a bus or taxi to Rishikesh.

Arrival by taxi

Raj Yoga Rshikesh can arrange for the students to be picked up directly from the airport in Delhi and driven straight to their comfy room at Raj Resort.The drive is about six to eight hours depending on traffic, and it costs about 4000 INR (or roughly 65 USD). A lot of students also choose to split the cost of their ride with another student and bond before the course starts as well.

Airport: Jolly Grant Airport Airport transfer included: Jolly Grant Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport Airport transfer available: Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$65 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

Value for money
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25 days / 24 nights
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Special discounts
  • Young aspirants under the age of 25 are offered a special discount of 10% per person.
  • Friends or couples applying together get a 100 USD discount per person.

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