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Yoga Teacher Training India

Rishikesh Nath Yogshala is one of the known yoga institutes that provides training to aspirants that want to start a promising career in yoga. The 300-hour AshtaHatha yoga teacher training course provided by the institute includes everything that one needs to learn for becoming a professional yoga teacher. If you are looking for a yoga course that can make you learn this ancient Indian science from its roots, then Rishikesh Nath Yogshala provides you the option to learn the basic and advanced level of yoga so that you can become an expert trainer for taking it as a career. This course is designed specifically for the aspirants that want to learn yoga in depth.

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  • Daily yoga training course
  • Certification upon completion
  • Professional teachers and guest lecturers
  • 2 outdoor local sightseeing on the weekends
  • 2 Ayurvedic massage, and Shatkarma kit (cleansing techniques)
  • Textbooks, manuals, and other printed course materials
  • 28 nights’ accommodation with High-speed Wi-Fi
  • 3 daily vegetarian meals and 2 times tea

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Yoga styles

29 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Hindi
Group size: Maximum of 14 participants
Airport transfer included: Jolly Grant Airport
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They provide the learners and practitioners with state of the art well-equipped rooms and accommodations with pure Satvik vegetarian food. The institute is located in the yoga capital of India, Rishikesh. The rooms are well furnished and the basic and luxury services are provided by the institute as per the wish of a person. Along with this, they have all the facilities such as television, Wi-Fi, air conditioner, Geyser, and other such facilities are also available to make the stay comfortable.



Upon completion of this yoga teacher training, students will receive certificate of completion to register with Yoga Alliance. Registration with Yoga Alliance provides a globally recognized credential.

Course prerequisites

Overcome the theoretical and practical tests that are proposed and perform the formative assessment tests, which will be indicated throughout the course, in order to obtain the corresponding accreditation.

  • Daily study: For a good use of the course, the student will commit to dedicating at least two hours to the daily study.
  • Teaching materials: The student must know that for this course he will be given didactic material protected by copyright. *Punctuality: Classes have their established start time that must be respected at all times.
  • Optional reinforcement: The student may request these optional reinforcement classes.

Vinyasa Flow

The word "Vinyasa" comes from the Sanskrit language and its meaning is a connection. Vinyasa has three asanas that are practiced for the purpose of giving salutations to the sun. This form of yoga is also known as Ashtanga Vinyasa or Ashtanga yoga. It is done by synchronizing breath with the movement of the body. There are three to four yoga poses that are connected to Vinyasa.

There is all kind of poses that are there in Vinyasa yoga including twisting, backbend, forward bend, inversion, and core strength. Vinyasa yoga helps in increasing:

  • Activeness of the mind
  • Strength
  • Stamina
  • Flexibility
  • Removal of blockages in the body

Pranayama (breathing practices)

It is the most important course among all that is offered by Rishikesh Nath Yogshala for the aspirants. The strength of an individual is visualized after attaining the power of this course. After perfecting the sills of yoga philosophy, you will be able to find your true self. Yoga is well shaped by practising the attainment of Vedanta philosophy.


Pranayama has emerged from Sanskrit. It is a yoga practice that opens up the vessels of the nose. Breathing from the nose and taking you’re breathing to a whole new level through an asana named as kapalbharti helps in opening all the veins and muscles of the human body. Deepen your breath to reach eternity.

The pranic body

  • Manomaya Kosha
  • Pranamaya Kosha
  • Vijnanamaya Kosha
  • Anandamaya Kosha
  • Natural breathing
  • Abdominal breathing
  • Thoracic breathing
  • Clavicular breathing
  • Yogic breathing
  • Nadishodhana pranayama
  • Sheetali pranayama
  • Sheetkari pranayama
  • Bhramari pranayama
  • Ujjayi pranayama
  • Bhastika pranayama
  • Kapalbhati pranayama
  • Moorchha pranayama
  • SuryaBheda pranayama
  • Chandra bhedana pranayama
  • Swana pranayama

Mudras (yoga gestures)

Performing gestures in an integral part of the practice of yoga as this is something that keeps the body active and energetic. The mudras included in this course include:

  • Jnana and Chin mudra
  • Bhairava mudra
  • Shambhavi mudra
  • Nasikagra mudra
  • Khechari Mudra
  • Yoni mudra

Bandhas (energy locks)

This is the practice that helps in expanding the capacity of the lungs and breathing at the time of yoga practice. Bandhas also help in strengthening the body from the inside as well as outside.

Cleansing (Shatkarma)

The practice of cleansing is an important part of yoga as it helps in breathing properly at the time of doing the physical postures of yoga. It also helps in removing the block channels in the body. The yoga cleansing includes:

  • Kapalbhati cleansing
  • Nauli kriya
  • Jalaneti satkarma
  • Agnisar kriya
  • Rubber neti


A proper understanding of the physical body is provided to the aspirants so that they can easily prevent any kind of injury after or during the yoga practice. Two types of anatomy in yoga include spiritual and physical.

  • Endocrine system
  • Circulatory system
  • Respiratory system
  • Bodily systems
  • Digestive system
  • Nervous system

Yoga philosophy

It is the foundation of the courses that are offered by Rishikesh Nath Yogshala. It is the key to generating yogic strength. By learning the philosophy of Vedanta, you will be able to understand the foundation keys of yoga.

Ashtanga yoga

As the Sanskrit word, Asth means eight, this yoga practice has eight branches that are followed for practicing it. It is one of the most known practices of yoga that has various health benefits.


There are various meditation techniques that are a part of this course for helping aspirants to learn the ways to have control of their breath.

All the courses provided by Rishikesh Nath Yogshala are affiliated and there is a certification that is provided at the end of the course. The 300 hours' yoga teacher training is a 29-day course that starts from the second of every month till 30th.

Rishikesh Nath Yogshala offers all the facilities that can make it easy for people to learn Yoga without facing any kind of difficulties.

Trainee Assessment

trainee needs to be competent for graduating as a yoga teacher as per their class-based participation and on-going observations during classes. Trainees also receive valuable feedback on the practical sessions from assistant teachers and senior teachers. They need to meet certain teaching standards regarding their anatomy, adjustments, asana alignment, and communication.

As a trainee, you will be required to work in groups and others on teaching practicums. Applicants must be prepared to undergo constructive training on a regular basis. You will be provided with proper study material as well as guidance throughout the assessment phase.

Daily Schedule

March to October

  • 05:00 Wake up with Herbal Tea
  • 05:30 - 07:00 Shatkarma(Cleansing, Pranayama, Mantra Chanting)
  • 07:00 - 08:30 Hatha/Vinyasa flow Yoga
  • 08:30 - 09:30Breakfast
  • 09:45 - 10:45 Yoga Philosophy
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Yoga Anatomy
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Rest
  • 14:00 - 14:45 Self Study
  • 14:45 - 15:45 Karma Yoga
  • 15:45 - 16:00 Tea Time
  • 16:00 - 18:00 Ashtanga
  • 18:15 - 19:00 Satsang/Kirtan/Questionnaire
  • 19:00 - 20:00 Meditation
  • 20:00 - 21:00 Dinner
  • 21:00 - 22:00 Self-study
  • 22:00 Lights off

November to February

  • 06:00 Wake up with Herbal Tea
  • 06:30 - 08:00 Shatkarma(Cleansing, Pranayama, Mantra Chanting)
  • 08:15 - 09:45 Hatha/Vinyasa flow Yoga
  • 09:45 - 10:30 Breakfast
  • 10:45 - 11:45 Yoga Philosophy
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Yoga Anatomy
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 15:00 Rest
  • 15:00 - 16:00 Karma yoga
  • 16:00 - 18:00 Ashtanga to Alignment
  • 18:00 - 18:30 Green Tea
  • 18:30 - 19:30 Meditation
  • 19:30 - 20:30Dinner
  • 20:30 - 21:30 Satsang/Kirtan/ Questionnaire
  • 21:30 - 22:00 Self-study
  • 22:00 Lights off

What Rishikesh Nath Yogshala expect from you

The training is aimed at everyone who wants to deepen their practice and share it with others. A certain Hatha Yoga experience is desirable, however, passion, dedication, and openness with which you want to devote yourself to education are far more important. Rishikesh Nath Yogshala expects you to integrate yoga into your everyday life during your training.

  • Normal physical and psychological resilience
  • Harmonious and balanced cooperation in the training group
  • Relaxed after the training weekend
  • Election of a further participant as a training and training partner for deepening the content of the training
  • Take-over of small activities to the common good of the group in the course of the training (Karmayoga): (eg preparation of tea and meals, assistance in the yoga room)
  • Openness and commitment
  • Discipline: Prerequisite for obtaining the certificate is the 100% presence during the entire training and the internship, the submission of all homework and book reports, as well as the existence of the theoretical and practical examinations.

Included excursions

Jungle adventure camp

Camping on the banks of Ganga is an eternal experience. The chirping of birds and flowing water with cool breeze will take away your mind off stress and problems.

Rishikesh rafting

Enjoy an active life and get yourself involved in a worthy and lovable experience by joining Rishikesh Nath Yogshala's rafting and trekking camps. You can enjoy river rafting, trekking, bungee jumping, camping within Rishikesh on weekends. Weekend rafting camps also include other activities like rock climbing, bird watching, star gazing, beach volleyball, trekking, and others.


Ganesh Negi

Harmindra Singh

Yogi Ajay Bijalwan

Yogi Raghav Khantwal

Retreat location

Rishikesh Nath Yogshala is located in the yoga capital of the world and stands close to the banks of River Ganga. Rishikesh is located in the North Indian state of Uttarakhand and is surrounded by Himalayan Hills. The place is intersected by the holy River Ganges, and thus, it is also known as the land of yoga and spirituality.

Rishikesh is claimed to be the 'Yoga Capital of the World' and people from different countries all around the world visit this divine city to enjoy the nature and learn yoga and other forms of spirituality. The place is full of spiritual ashrams and yogshalas. If you seek spiritual pleasure and peace of inner self then Rishikesh Nath Yogshala can help you.


  • Dehradun, 35 kilometers
  • Delhi, 250 kilometers
  • Haridwar, 30 kilometers

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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You will be provided with delicious, Satvik meal three times a day. The menu will change on a weekly basis, focusing mainly to introduce healthy and nutritious elements in the meal. If you wish to try something else, several restaurants and local hotels are located nearby. It is suggested that students only consume natural and pure meals.

If you wish to try something else, several restaurants and local hotels are located nearby. It is suggested that students only consume natural and pure meals.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • 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)


Music holds an incredible power to rule over your heart. In Rishikesh Nath Yogashala, a jam session is organized to make you relax and calm. It also adds a memorable moment during your trip. The music session brings the tranquility of mind.

Healing therapies

A plethora of healing therapies will play a wide role to bring you peace of mind. Taking part in these therapies means knowing yourself. At this platform, you will experience a wide variety of spiritual treatment to understand your own spirituality.

Movie nights

You can add a spark to your visit by watching a Bollywood or Hollywood film. Apart from serving you the facility of a mini-theatre, you will be provided with some popcorn to jazz up the mood.

Peace projects

The motto behind laying the platform of Rishikesh Nath Yogshala is spreading messages of love and peace. Here, you can join in a number of programs designed to train the students how to keep yourself calm and peaceful.


Satsang is a kind of lecture that introduces you about the story that belongs to the glorious past. These stories let us know how to deal with problems. Yogi Ajay Uniyal’s Satsang is quite unique, which gives you a refreshing and peaceful experience at Rishikesh Nath Yogshala.


For the shopaholics, shopping adds a wonderful experience. Here, you can go for a memorable shopping experience at a variety of shops, stalls, and stores. You can get a sizeable collection of clothing like scarves, shawls, shirts, and pants. Apart from that, Ayurvedic beauty and personal care products are also available in the abundance. People who love eating will get a plethora of options to choose from.

What's included

  • Lessons from six professional yoga and meditation teachers and guest lecturers
  • Certification
  • Local sightseeing (two outdoor tours on the weekend)
  • 2 Ayurvedic massage, and Shatkarma kit (cleansing techniques)
  • Use of yoga props during the course
  • Textbooks, manuals, and other printed course materials
  • High-speed Wi-Fi
  • Daily vegetarian meals (3 times a day) and 2 times tea
  • 28 nights’ accommodation

What's not included

  • Any other local travel or sightseeing
  • Other items of personal nature

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). You may rent a car or catch a taxi from the airport. You may book another flight to the nearest domestic airport near Rishikesh, which is Dehradun’s Jolly Grant Airport (DED). Transfer from and to this airport is included. Rishikesh Nath Yogshala will pick you up from the airport.

Arrival by bus

From Delhi, the city of Rishikesh is about 230 kilometers away and is well connected by buses. A bus journey may take about five to seven hours depending on the traffic and it costs you about 130 to 350 INR. A bus with air conditioning will cost about 250 700 INR. In Rishikesh, there are several travel agencies scattered around Swarg Ashram and Lakshman Jhula that can book luxury buses to common destinations like Delhi, Jaipur, Pushkar, and Varanasi.

Arrival by train

A quiet branch line connects Rishikesh to Haridwar, but there are only about three slow trains daily. It is better to take the train to Haridwar and continue by bus from there which will take 45 minutes and costs 30 INR, by taxi it will take 30 minutes and costs 800 INR or by auto-rickshaw taking 40 minutes and 500 INR.

However, traveling by train is recommended in peak seasons or during a ‘mela’ (fair) when bus routes are diverted in Haridwar whereas trains often run empty and the fares are low at just 4 INR for a passenger train service.

You can take share rickshaws (vehicle brand name Vikram) towards Lakshman Jhula for 15 INR from Rishikesh station. You will have to cross Ram Jhula to reach Swarg Ashram on the other side of River Ganga. There are many trains from Delhi to Haridwar. Some of the better options are Shatabadi Express, Jan Shatabdi, AC Special Express, and Mussoorie Express.

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 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.

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