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Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh

Join the 200 Hour yoga teacher training in Rishikesh (a birthplace of Yoga), India, This is a training that will change your life. The course combines Ashtanga, Vinyasa flow, philosophy, meditation, Mantra chanting, and breathing techniques. All these Yoga techniques will deepen your knowledge.

Learn yoga during your training with a professional experienced teacher, bringing you the wisdom and knowledge of thousands of years of traditions of Yoga culture. In addition, there will be a walkthrough to help you launch your own yoga school. This course is structured in a such a way that this training will refresh your mind, soul, and body.

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  • Daily yoga sessions
  • Special lecture on women cycle
  • 1 complimentary relaxing massage
  • Free pick up from the Dehradun airport to the school
  • Eligibility to register with Yoga Alliance upon completion
  • 27 nights accommodation with a hot and cold shower
  • 3 daily pure organic yogic meals
  • Free yoga materials

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles

24 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Hindi
Group size: Maximum of 15 participants
Airport transfer included: Jolly Grant Airport
Airport transfer available:
Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$55 per person)
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  • Kitchen
  • Yoga studio
  • Currency exchange
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Medical assistance

During the yoga teacher training course, you will be staying in clean rooms in Rishikesh Yog Nirvana Yoga School. The school is situated in the mountains of Rishikesh, it has a yoga studio, dining area, chill out zones, beautiful rooftop, and free Wi-Fi. The local market is 300 to 400 meters far from the yoga school. Rishikesh Yog Nirvana offers private and shared room according to the student's requirement. Clean bed sheets, pillows, bath towels, toilet paper, and blankets will be provided.


Yoga teacher training program in Rishikesh, India

Rishikesh Yog Nirvana is the school where students will get 28 days 200 Hour residential Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga teacher training. The school believes in quality and traditional style of yoga. The course meets the standards of Yoga Alliance. This course is designed for beginners and intermediate level of students. After completion of the course, students will be able to teach as a certified yoga teacher.

The course will start with the traditional style of Ashtanga and Vinyasa flow yoga and tell students how they can make their class more interesting by following the traditional style. We teach how to use the yoga sequence.


After completion of the 200 hours yoga teacher training course, students are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®). This 200 hours yoga teacher training course is for those who would like to deepen their practice and knowledge, for beginners and advanced learner.

You will expand in the world of yoga, develop spiritually and physically and mentally and it will improve your professional skills, and the ability to teach yoga in your specific way. Apart from teaching the technical aspects of class teaching, very interactive and vibrant discussions on various aspects of yogic lifestyle and ethics of yoga teacher will be held. There will be sessions of talk and interactive discussions on different aspects of class teaching and presentation.

Why choose Rishikesh Yog Nirvana

  • 1. Rishikesh Yog Nirvana is committed to producing teachers who are ready to step straight into a commercial teaching role at the end of their training.
  • 2. Safety is the main thing they considered in the Yoga’s teaching philosophy.
  • 3. Technique and alignment are strongly emphasized throughout the course.
  • 4. They believe in good practical knowledge.
  • 5. They always take only 15 members in a group so that our teachers can focus on each student easily.
  • 6. The school believes in transforming a yoga beginner to professional Yoga Instructor.
  • 7. The school offers an all-encompassing preparing program that investigates yoga as a way of life and profound practice, not similarly as an activity.
  • 8. In Rishikesh Yog Nirvana we believe that yoga is for people of all shapes, sizes and experience levels. You don’t have to be young. You just have to be eager to learn to do Yoga.
  • 9. They are part of an Internationally recognized school of yoga.
  • 10. They provide an intensive yoga teacher training course in a fun, relaxing environment for you to learn.

Daily schedule

  • 05:30 - 06:00 Herbal Tea
  • 06:00 - 07:00 Shatkarma/Yogic cleansing, Pranayama, and chanting
  • 07:00 - 08:30 Vinyasa flow / Hatha yoga class
  • 08:30 - 09:30 Breakfast
  • 09:30 - 10:30 Yoga Anatomy
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Yoga Philosophy
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
  • 15:00 - 16:00 Body alignment and adjustment
  • 16:00 - 17:30 Ashtanga yoga class
  • 17:00 - 18:30 Yoga Asana Practice including teaching Practicums
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Meditation
  • 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner time
  • 22:00 Lights off

200-hour yoga teacher training course syllabus

Ashtanga yoga class syllabus

  • Surya Namaskar A
  • Surya Namaskar B
  • Full Primary Series: Padangusthasana
  • Padahasthasana
  • Utthita Trikonasana
  • Parivrtta Trikonasana
  • Utthita Parsvakonasana
  • Parivrtta Parsvakonasana
  • Prasarita Padottanasana A B C & D Parsvottanasana
  • Eka Pada Padangusthasana A B C & D
  • Ardha Baddha Padmottanasana Utkatasana
  • Virabhadrasana A & B
  • Dandasana
  • Paschimottanasana A B C & D Purvattanasana
  • Ardha Baddha Padma Uttanasana
  • Triang Mukaikapada Pashimottanasana
  • Janu Sirsasana A B & C
  • Marichyasana A B C & D
  • Navasana
  • Bhujapidasana
  • Kurmasana
  • Supta Kurmasana
  • Garbha Pindasana
  • Kukkutasana
  • Baddha Konasana A & B
  • Konasana
  • Upavishta Konasana
  • Supta Konasana
  • Supta Padangusthasana A & B
  • Ubhaya Padanghusthasana
  • Urdhva Mukha Pashimottanasana
  • Setu Bandhasana
  • Urdhva Dhanurasana
  • Salamba Sarvangasana
  • Halasana
  • Karnapidasana
  • Urdhva Pindasana
  • Matsyasana
  • Urdhva Padmasana
  • Sirsasana
  • Urdhva Dandasana
  • Baddha Padmasana
  • Yoga mudra
  • Uplutih
  • Savasana

Vinyasa Flow (postures)

  • On your feet Yogasanas
  • Seated Vinyasa Sequences
  • Seated posterior stretch sequences
  • On one leg yoga asanas
  • The supine sequence
  • The bow pose sequence
  • The triangle pose sequence
  • The inverted posture sequence
  • Meditative pose sequence
  • Viseha Vinyasa karma

Pranayama (breathing practices)

  • Introduction to Pranayama
  • Benefits of pranayama
  • General guidelines
  • Clavicular
  • Thoracic and Diaphragmatic Breathing (yogic breathing)
  • Ujjayi
  • Bhastrika
  • Kapalbhati
  • Nadi – Sodhana
  • Bhramari
  • Surya – Bhedi & Chandra – Bhedi Sheetali & Sheetkari


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

Yoga cleansing (Shatkarma)

  • Rubber-neti
  • Jalaneti
  • Kapalbhati- cleansing the lungs

Recitation of sacred sound (mantra chanting)

  • Om Asato Maa Sadgamaya (Mantra from Upanishad)
  • Tvameva mata ca pita Tvameva (Sloka on gods)
  • Om Tryambakam Yajamahe (Mantra on lord shiva)
  • Om Sahana vavatu (Mantra from Upanishad)
  • Guru Brahma Guru Vishnu Gurudevo maheshwara (Guru stotram)
  • Yogena Cittasya (Sloka on sage Patanjali)
  • Hare rama, Hare Krishna (Maha mantra)

Yoga Nidra (Psychic sleep)

  • Basic Relaxation
  • Tension Relaxation
  • Full Body Relaxation

Yoga philosophy (yoga Darshana)

  • Introduction to yoga, its philosophy and evolution
  • Introduction to yoga sutras of Patanjali
  • Definition of yoga
  • 4 aspects of mind and its functions
  • Daily Schedule of a yoga student
  • Principles of 5 basic element and 10 senses
  • Yama, Niyama (4 days)
  • Asana, pranayama, pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyan, Samadhi (2 Days)
  • Pancha – Vayus
  • Panchakoshas
  • Sattva, Rajas, and Tamas (Triguna)
  • Introduction to chakras and its functions
  • Three Doshas
  • 4 padas of yoga sutras
  • Lives of yogis (Inspiring stories)
  • Diet and Nutrition for a yogi
  • Question and answers

Anatomy and physiology

  • Digestive System
  • Respiratory System
  • Circulatory System
  • Nervous System
  • Endocrine System
  • Organs Bodily systems
  • Nadis
  • Chakras
  • Muscular System
  • Skeletal System
  • Muscle Functions according to Joint Movements
  • Breathing
  • Inversions
  • Svasana

Teaching methodology

  • Positive and conscious communication friendship and trust
  • Time management
  • Qualities of a teacher
  • Principles of demonstrating, observation, assisting, and correcting
  • Use of voice in class
  • Mental and emotional preparation for teaching
  • Class preparation
  • Step by step class structure planning

Evaluation is based on

  • Written Test
  • Asana practical test
  • Attendance
  • Performance
  • Behavior

Yoga postures you will learn during the course

  • Warm-up postures

Warm-up poses include little movements of the various body parts and are very useful to improve the flexibility without getting any injury. So with the good warm-up, one can achieve intermediate and advance poses easily.

  • Surya Namaskar (Sun salutation)

No yoga Practice is complete without Surya Namaskar. It is a whole body stretching practice. With the traditional style of Surya Namaskar, we salute the sun and feel energetic like the sun.

  • Hip Openers

Many people suffer from stiff hip muscles for them hip opener exercises are very useful.

  • Standing postures

Standing postures increase the strength of the body and tone the leg and hip muscles which makes them strong.

  • Sitting postures

Sitting postures improve the blood circulation around the hips, spine, and shoulders, increase the flexibility and help to keep joints and ligaments much more flexible.

  • Back bending postures

Back bending postures stretch the front body to a great extent and increase the blood circulation in the spine and make it more flexible.

  • Forward bending postures

Forward bending stretch back of the body and tone the belly.

  • Twisting postures

Twisting poses work on hip muscles and increases the blood circulation around the spine.

  • Inverted postures

Inverted poses calm the mind and increase the blood circulation inside the whole body.

  • Meditation session

You are starting your day with morning mantra chanting

  • Mantra chanting meditation
  • Breathing meditation
  • Bhajan/kirtan
  • Silence practice meditation

Frequently asked questions

  • I am a beginner, is it suitable for me to join this course?

Yes, it is perfectly suitable for every level of student whether you are a beginner or advanced. Teachers modify their classes according to your level, so being a beginner is not a matter of concern.

  • What is the average number of students in the course?

The number of students varies from 12 to 15 per batch. We believe in quality not in quantity so because of the less number of students more attention is given to every single student.

  • Should I bring my own yoga mat?

One yoga mat is provided by us to every student, if you still want to bring your own you can bring it.

  • Is it a certified course? and from where?

Yes, the course is designated as following the standards of Yoga Alliance. After completing the course you will be able to register yourself as a certified yoga teacher.

  • Which language does the course run on?

The course runs on English only. If you are not much efficient in English its perfectly fine, level of English is very basic you won’t find any difficulty in understanding the class.

  • Are the teachers well qualified and experienced?

Yes, the teachers are highly qualified and experienced. They have been teaching in various schools from last 4-5 years.

  • From where I can reach to the school?

You can land on New Delhi airport from there you can take a flight for Dehradun airport and then a taxi for the school. Its a 25 minutes drive from there to school.

This 200-hour yoga teacher training is for you

  • 1. If you want to adopt yoga as a profession
  • 2. If you want to get the deeper knowledge about the yoga philosophy,
  • 3. If you are looking for the real inner peace,
  • 4. If you are open to understand the traditional Indian yoga culture,
  • 5. If you want to take your regular yoga practice to next level and to share the same knowledge with others.

Included excursions

During this course, you will enjoy these following excursions every Sunday:

  • Famous Parthmarth Niketan Aarti
  • Meditation session in the famous Vasisth Cave
  • Waterfall trekking
  • Sunrise Himalayan tour
  • Local city tour


Yogi Rajesh Rawat

Yogi Manish

Yogi Yogesh

Sajan Negi

Yogi Naveen Mingwal

Yogi Deepraj Bhandari

Yogini Priyanka

Retreat location

Rishikesh Yog Nirvana School is located in Rishikesh, it is situated in the lap of nature in the holy town Rishikesh where people find peace of mind. Being the world capital of Yoga Rishikesh, it leads you to the way of a happy and stress-free life. The flow of holy Ganges has a great impact on one’s mind, body, and soul as its water continues to flow it takes away the negativity from one’s life.

With all of these extremely beautiful surroundings, they teach one of the best and ancient subjects of life: Yoga. In the school, they have blended the ancient knowledge of yoga with the modern dynamic teaching techniques which makes the whole course interesting and easy to understand. Rishikesh Yog Nirvana prepares the students in a way that makes them a highly qualified teacher for future.

Unique features


  • Art classes
  • Boating
  • Cooking classes
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Massage
  • Mountain biking
  • Mountain walking
  • Reiki
  • Zip lining


  • Meditation garden
  • Smoke-free property
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio


  • ATM / banking
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Free bottled water
  • Free parking
  • Free toiletries
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Local market
  • Room cleaning
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet


You will be served 3 yogic and nutritious meals daily. The school prepares healthy and yummy food, as well as share ideas while cooking in a cozy environment. They have lots of good stuff such as fresh vegetables, salads, fresh fruits, juices, and so much more.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Detox juices

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • Yogic
  • Other dietary requirements on request
  • Ayurvedic
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)

In Rishikesh, you can do a lot of adventure things. Kindly note that the following activities are not included in the package but the school can assist you.

  • Local villages visit
  • Shopping at the markets
  • Walking trails
  • Bungy jumping
  • Giant swing
  • Flying fox
  • Kayaking
  • Camping
  • Paragliding
  • Rock climbing

What's included

  • 27 nights accommodation with hot and cold shower
  • Daily yoga sessions
  • Free pick up and dropping to Dehradun airport
  • Certificate of completion
  • Special lecture on women cycle
  • Sound healing session
  • 1 complimentary relaxing massage
  • Opportunity to teach a class for those who finished the course
  • Opportunity to assist the yoga class after the course for self-confident
  • 3 daily pure organic yogic meals
  • Free yoga materials
  • Famous Parthmarth Niketan Aarti
  • Meditation session in famous Vasisth Cave
  • Waterfall trekking
  • Sunrise Himalayan tour
  • Local city tour

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Drop off from the school to Airport
  • Extra Food

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

You can come to Rishikesh by flight. Book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), from where you can take a domestic flight to Jolly Grant Airport (DED).

Arrival by bus

From the Delhi airport, you can get a taxi to bring you to Delhi ISBT bus station. From there you can find many government and private transportation to bring you to Laxman Jhula, Rishikesh.

Arrival by train

The nearest railway station is the Haridwar Railway station. From there, you will find many buses, taxis, and other transportation services that will bring you to Laxman Jhula.

Moreover, if you need help to arrange transportation, kindly contact Rishikesh Yog Nirvana by sending them an inquiry.

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$55 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.

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