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India Yoga Teacher Training

Rishikesh Yoga Teacher Training Center is offering this 200-hour fusion yoga teacher's training course to provide a traditional style of yoga, comprehensive and genuine knowledge of philosophy, yogic life, asana-pranayama, anatomy, meditation-breathing techniques, mantra-chanting, spiritual life, and much more. You will learn from enthusiastic yoga teachers who have studied yoga, meditation, and spiritual techniques from yoga universities (Gurukulam) since their childhood. Rishikesh Yoga teacher Training Center’s main focus is to have a small and intimate class setting for individualized and personalized attention from our teachers. As well as creating an open atmosphere and special bond between the students, teachers and the RishikeshYTTC team. After completing the 200 hours yoga teacher training course from Rishikesh yoga teacher training centre our students are eligible to teach & open their own yoga school anywhere in the world.

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  • Daily yoga classes
  • Certified yoga instructors
  • Certification upon completion
  • Daily mantra chanting, meditation, asana, anatomy, and philosophy
  • 28 nights accommodation in ashram
  • Free Indian traditional cooking class
  • 3 fresh organic vegetarian meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles

25 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 25 participants
Airport transfer included: Jolly Grant Airport
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  • Garden
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry

During the course, you will be staying at Rishikesh Yoga Teacher Training Center in Tapovan Nishant Garden Resort, Rishikesh, India. The school is situated in the heart of the Rishikesh, Next to the famous hanging bridge and holy ganga (Holy river). The Ashram is peaceful and surrounded by beautiful green mountains. There are 2 yoga studios, dining area, a beautiful green garden front of the Ashram and a roof top. Everything is close by the Ashram such as shops, cafes, Restaurant, ATM, healthcare, organic stores.

Rishikesh Yoga Teacher Training Center offer single and double room based on the student’s requirements. Every room has attached bathroom with western toilet and hot shower, balcony with mountain or garden view. The rooms for the yogis are well maintained and clean. They offer bed sheets, pillows, bath towels, toilet paper, blanket and welcome amenities upon arrival. Good Wi-Fi is included in every floor. Water and laundry service is also available.

There is also budget accommodation offered by Rishikesh Yoga Teacher Training Center. These rooms do not have balcony or mountain view and separated from the main building, but all the other facilities are just the same.

Amenities upon arrival:

1. A small fruit basket

2. Water bottle

3. Welcome drink

4. Refreshing towel

5. Flower Mala

6. Soap


This 200 hours fusion yoga teacher training course includes Meditation, mantra chanting, shatkriya, Hatha, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Anatomy, yoga philosophy, Ayurveda and group discussion class, together with the practice of various different level of asanas with their benefits. During your stay with Rishikesh YTTC, you will experience a life-changing opportunity which will give you one the most memorable moment in your life and this holy journey will lead your path towards to enlightenment and becoming a great teacher.

During the opening (welcoming) ceremony you will be provided with a complete yoga kit which includes yoga mat, books for study, notebook, water bottle, neti-pot, rubber neti, school t-shirt and rudraksha mala. Rishikesh Yoga Teacher Training Center have made their 200 hours yoga teacher training course in such a unique way so it is suitable for all the different level of students as it includes yoga for beginners, primary series, intermediate series and advance level. Rishikesh YTTC is a well-known yoga Ashram in Rishikesh which is registered with Yoga Alliance. After completion of the course, you will be awarded a certificate and you are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance and teach yoga anywhere around the world.

Every single student in class will get the personal attention from the individual teachers as our all the yoga gurus are highly qualified, experienced holder and well-known name in India. Some of the yoga teachers used to teach yoga in many famous destinations such as Seychelles (Desroches Island), Sofitel the palm Dubai resorts and spa and Zaya Nurai Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE.


Students who complete their subsequent training's 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, for new learners and for beginners. This program meets the standards of Yoga Alliance. It is for those who would like to deepen their knowledge and practice in different aspects of yoga, anatomy, Ayurvedic therapies, and yogic life. During the course, you will assimilate not only the main subject of yoga but also learn the principles of yogic philosophy which will put you on the right path.

You will expand in the world of yoga, develop spiritually and physically and improve your knowledge, professional skills, and the ability to teach yoga in your specific way. You will have special classes to understand the nuances of class teachings based on yogic principles and discussions on philosophical topics that will help streamline the approach and experiences of yogic practices in the class.

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 encouraged. There will be sessions of talk and interactive discussions on different aspects of class teaching and presentation.

The dedicated and experienced panel of yoga teachers and gurus, at Rishikesh Yoga Teacher Training Center, have immense knowledge of vinyasa yoga flows, vinyasa yoga poses, different kinds of yoga, Ashtanga yoga, Hatha yoga, meditation and much more, following a unique way of making seekers learn, providing full attention to the needs of people personally as well as professionally. The staff is highly cooperative and ensures to make your stay as convenient as possible.


You are starting your day with morning mantra chanting continue with shat-kriya and finished with meditation.

1.Mantra chanting meditation

2. Breathing meditation

3. Bhajan/kirtan

4. Trataka (candle meditation)

5. Silence practise meditation


Pranayama is generally defined as breath control. Although this interpretation may seem correct in view of the practices involved, it does not convey the full meaning of the term. The word pranayama is comprised of two roots: ‘prana’ plus ‘ayama’. Prana means vital energy or life force.

1st week (study)

1. Introduction of pranayama

2. Benefits of pranayama

3. Explain the pranic body

4. Prana and lifestyle

5. Breath, health & pranayama

6. Pranayama and the spiritual aspirants

2nd week (practical & theory)

1. Nadishodhana pranayama

2. Sheetali pranayama

3. Sheetkari pranayama

4. Bramari pranayama

5. Ujjayi pranayama

6. Bhastrika pranayama

7. Kapalbhati pranayama

8. Surya Bheda pranayama

3rd week (mudra)

1. Jnana mudra

2. Chin mudra

3. Yoni mudra

4. Bhairava mudra

5. Hridya mudra

6. Shambhavi mudra

7. Khechari mudra

8. Kaki mudra

9. Bhoochari mudra

10. Akashi mudra

4th week Bandha (energy lock)

First definition of the bandha is that by restraining or locking the muscle on a physical level.

1. Preparation for Bandha

2. Benefits of Bandha

3. Mula Bandha

4. Jalandhara Bandha

5. Uddiyana Bandha

Mantra chanting

1. Om chanting

2. MahaMrityunjaya Mantra

3. Gayatri Mantra

4. Guru Vandana (prayer to Guru)

5. Prayer before class and meal

Shatkarma (the six purification methods in hatha yoga

Shatkarma is the Sanskrit term for one of the six yogic purification techniques (kriyas) as outlined in the "Hatha Yoga Pradipika." The purpose of these cleansing techniques is to keep the body strong, clean and healthy. They are said to remove toxins and anything blocking the flow of prana in the body.

Practicing shatkarmas internally purifies the body, which makes pranayama and meditation practice easier by preparing the body to perform these practices without distraction, discomfort or fatigue. This is a traditional yogic cleansing technique which is very effective and good to remove many illnesses and open the body blockages.

1. Agni Saar

2. Jal Neti

3. Ruber Neti

4. Sutra Neti

Yoga is not an ancient myth buried in oblivion. It is the most valuable inheritance of the present. It is the essential need of today and the culture of tomorrow.

Hatha yoga

Rejuvenate your mind and soul with the Indian traditional yoga style called "Hatha" which will lift your body stamina and strength. This is the most popular and beneficial yoga style.

1. Joints moments

2. Surya namaskara (sun Salutation) & Chandra Namaskara (moon salutation)

3. Yoga Mudrasana

4. Matsyasana

5. Gupta Padmasana

6. Baddha Padmasana

7. Lolasana

8. Kukkutasana

9. Garbhasana

Backward bending Asanas 1st & 2nd week

1. SaralBhujangasana (Easy cobra pose)

2. Bhujangasana (Cobra pose)

3. TiryakaBhujangasana (twisting cobra pose)

4. Sarpasana (snake pose)

5. ArdhaShalabhasana (half locust pose)

6. Shalabhasana (Locust pose)

7. SaralDhanurasana (easy bow pose)

8. Kandharasana (shoulder pose)

9. Ardha Chandrasana (half moon pose)

10. Setu Asana (bridge pose)

11. Gomukhasana (cow’s face pose)

Forward bending Asanas 3rd & 4th week

1. Paschimottanasana (back stretching pose)

2. GatyatmakPaschimottanasasna (dynamic back stretch pose)

3. PadaPrasarPaschimottanasana (legs spread back stretch pose)

4. JanuSirshasana (head to knee pose)

5. Ardha Padma paschimottanasana (half lotus back stretching pose)

6. Hasta PadaAngushthasana (finger to toe stretch)

7. Padahastasana (hand to foot pose)

8. SirshaAngusthaYogasana (head to toe pose)

9. Utthitajanusirshasana (standing head between knees pose)

Spinal twisting & Advance Asanas 3rd & 4th week

1. ArdhaMatsyendrasana (half spinal twist)

2. ParivrittiJanuSirsasana (spiralled head to knee pose)

3. Poornabhujangasana (full cobra pose)

4. Kurmasana (tortoise pose)

5. Poornashalabhasana (full locust pose)

6. PoornaDhanurasana (full bow pose)

7. Dhanu-rakarshan-asana (archer’s posed)

8. Chakrasana (wheel pose)

9. Hanumanasana (leg splitting pose)

10. Poornamatsyendrasana (full spinal twist pose)

11. Mayurasana (peacock pose)

12. Padma mayurasana (Lotus or bound peacock pose)

13. Gorakshasana (Yogi Gorakhnath’s pose)

14. Astavakrasana (eight-twists pose)

15. Vrischikasana (scorpion pose)

16. Inverted pose, balancing pose and core pose.

Teaching methodology & adjustment

During the class, you will learn how to do a perfect posture. You will also learn Ayurveda therapy, injuries, and rest and integrate your daily practice, basic knowledge of foot reflex, warming up, alignment, and core posture. Teaching methodology is one the most important part of the course as our students will learn the following:

1. How to conduct a class

2. Classroom management

3. How to get in and come out from the posture

4. How to assist & help while teaching the class

5. Which kind of words you should be using as a yoga teacher

6. What makes you different than other teachers in terms of teaching.

7. Which kind of asanas you should recommend with different health issue

8. How to use belts, bolster, bricks and chair during the class adjustment.

Yoga philosophy

Attend a theoretical class and lecture about the history of yoga and importance of yoga in your life and its origin in India. You can ask their questions and deepen your knowledge about the existence of yoga.

1st week

a. Introduction of yoga

b. Yoga Pantanjali sutra

c. 5 basic element

d. Injuries & rest

e. Integrating your daily practice

f. Principle of yoga

2nd week

1. 8 limbs of yoga

2. Yoga therapy

3. Yoga for stress, migraine and insomnia

4. Yoga for hypertension

5. Yoga for heart problem, blood pressure and diabetic

3rd week

1. Three Dosha

2. The Nadi and kundlani

3. Basic knowledge of Chakra and Ayurveda

4th week

1. Yogic diet

2. Difference between Satvic & Tamsic food

3. Group discussion

4. Clear doubt

Yoga anatomy

Yoga is considered to be a perfect medium to know oneself and his inner power. Anatomy classes expose the internal working of the body, bones, inner systems, and respiration that effect asanas and the flow. The basic structure and function of the organs and system is very important for the practitioners so that their work as yoga teacher can be more enhanced. Knowing the different types of joints and their range of motions helps our students to be safe from injuries and also keep safe their students after they start teaching as a teacher.

1. Types of bones

2. Circulatory system

3. Types of heart block

4. Skeletal system

Ashtanga Vinyasa

An intensive and integral part of yoga, Ashtanga yoga style requires deep commitment and self-practice to achieve the goal. The retreat's yoga instructors are the best Ashtanga yoga teachers around Rishikesh, India.

Standing pose

1. Hasta Padangusthasana & Pada Hastasana

2. Utthita Tri Konasana

3. Parivrtta Tri Konasana

4. Utthitan Parsva Konasana

5. Parivrtta Parsva Konasana

6. Prasarita Padottanasana A, B, C & D

7. Utthita Parsvottanasana

8. Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana

9. Utthita Parsvasahita

10. Utthita Eka Padasana

11. Ardhabaddha Padmottanasana

12. Utkastasana

13. Virabhadrasana A,B and C

14. Primary Asanas

15. Paschimottanasana A, B and C

16. Purvottanasana

17. ArdhaBaddha Padma Paschimottanasana

18. Tirieng Mukha Eka Pada Paschimottanasana

19. JanuSirsasana A,B and C

20. Marichyasana A,B and D

21. Navasana

22. Lolasana

23. BhujaPidasana

24. Kurmasana

25. GarbhaPindasana

26. Kukkutasana

27. BaddhaKonasana A & B

28. Konasana A & B

Intermediate Asanas (3rd & 4th week)

1. Salabhasana A & B

2. Dhanurasana

3. Ustrasana

4. Kapotasana A & B

5. SuptaVajrasana

6. BakasanaA

7. Bakasana B Jump

8. ArdhaMatsyendrasana

9. Yoga Nidrasana

10. Tittibhasana

11. PichaMayurasana

12. Vatayanasana

13. Gomukhasana A & B

14. Hasta Sirsasana (head stand)

Advanced A (optional)

g. Kasyapasana

h. Bhairavasana

i. UrdhvaKukkatasana A

j. Galavasana

k. EkaPadaViparitaDandasna

l. VipritaSalabhasana

m. GandhaBherundasana

n. Hanumanasana

o. Natrajasana

p. Raja Kapotasana

Teaching methodology & adjustment

During the class, you will learn how to do a perfect posture. You will also learn Ayurveda therapy, injuries, and rest and integrate your daily practice, basic knowledge of foot reflex, warming up, alignment, and core posture.Teaching methodology is one the most important part of the course as our students will learn the following:

9. How to conduct a class

10. Classroom management

11. How to get in and come out from the posture

12. How to assist & help while teaching the class

13. Which kind of words you should be using as a yoga teacher

14. What makes you different than other teachers in terms of teaching.

15. Which kind of asanas you should recommend with different health issue

16. How to use belts, bolster, bricks and chair during the class adjustment.

200 hours yoga teacher training daily schedule:

  • 05:00 Wake up
  • 05:30 Morning tea
  • 06:00 Pranayama, meditation, mantra chanting and Shak-karma
  • 07:30 Hatha yoga
  • 09:15 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Yoga philosophy
  • 11:15 Teaching methodology, adjustment & alignment
  • 12:15 Lunch
  • 14:15 Ashtanga yoga
  • 16:00 Anatomy
  • 17:20 Group discussion, silent meditation or self-study
  • 19:00 Dinner

Included excursions

During this retreat, you will be enjoying a different trip or extra-curricular activity, on each day, as below:

  • Famous Parthmarth Niketan Aarti
  • Himalayan tour
  • Local market tour in Rishikesh
  • Waterfall trekking
  • Sightseeing of the famous ghats (river sides)


Dr. Sumit Sharma

Sonu Ji

Sachine Ji

Swami Ji

Retreat location

This retreat will take place at Rishikesh Yoga Teacher Training Center in Rishikesh, India. Popular all around as the Yoga capital, Rishikesh is a perfect place to learn and study yoga. Surrounded by beautiful mountains, lush green surroundings, holy and mighty Ganges, Himalayan foothills, and tranquility, one can instantly get a natural feeling of sigh, contentment and happiness. All set to take you on a spiritual and enjoyable journey to India, and cherish the yoga teacher training with an enhanced and uplifted spirit and feel compassion and love for everything life have given to you and for all that, which is surrounding you. Have the unique chance to experience the nature & the animals around the school such as different types of monkeys, squirrels, birds, and cows. It provides an extraordinary feeling to all who are dedicated to spiritual transformation, internal development, and environmental sustainability. The staff will overwhelm you with their hospitality and desire to make your stay the best ever.

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Daily freshly made vegetarian meals are included in the price. The food is fully prepared hygienically and the vegetable is organic. Rishikesh Yoga Teacher Training Center food is well known all around the world for its taste and verities.

When diet is wrong medicine is of no use. When diet is correct medicine is of no need. ~Ayurvedic Proverb.

Isn’t it enough just to practice the Yoga, do we have to regulate our food?’ wonder many. In itself, practicing yoga, is not just a healthy life but at Rishikesh YTTC, they believe that it is also a way of Living, but when complemented with the healthy food habits, it can really create wonders. In fact, eating the right food is an essential part of living a yogic Life.

What we eat, not only influences our physical well being, but also our emotions and thoughts. Yoga, does not dissect food into proteins, carbohydrates or fats, instead it classifies them according to the effect they have on the body and mind, into three types - Satva, Rajas and Tamas. Tamasic food is the kind of food which makes us lethargic or sluggish, while Rajasic food is that which brings about activity or restlessness. Whereas, Sattvic food is the kind which makes you feel light, energetic and enthusiastic.

Sattvic foods are those which purify the body and calm the mind. They stimulate the body and mind into action. Cooked food that is consumed within 3-4 hours can be considered sattvic as Rishikesh Yoga Teacher Training Center focus on well being of our students they do sattvic diet for all of them. These menus are created by their Master Chef Sandeep Semwal who had worked with some of the best Five star Hotels around the world and carries great knowledge about sattvic diet along with this he focuses on hygiene practices at our institution to ensure the food is safe and carries great nutritional values which is much needed for healthy life.

Not just the right kind of food, it is vital to eat the proper quantity of food at the right time. Overindulging leads to lethargy while under eating will not provide enough nourishment. Most of the times we know that our stomach is full but tempted by the taste buds we tend to indulge. The right amount of food cannot be quantified into cups or grams, when we listen to our body attentively we will know when exactly to stop!

We might eat the right kind of food in the right quantity but if we are irregular with our timings then the whole system goes for a toss and the natural rhythm of the body is hampered. Therefore it is of prime importance to eat food at the same time everyday and eat it at regular intervals.

It is said that the state of the mind of the person cooking/ eating also affects the food. The energy in the food cooked by someone while he/she was angry will definitely be lower than that of someone who cooked it with a feeling of love, contentment and gratitude. Listening to some soothing music or chanting while cooking and eating can help retain the Prana (life force energy) in the food. It is definitely worthwhile to pay some attention to the food that we eat as the ancient Indian texts say that we are what we eat!

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • Raw food
  • Fruitarian
  • Lactose Free
  • 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)

The most amazing things to do in Rishikesh. These activities are not included in the package but Rishikesh Yoga Teacher Training Center can arrange upon request.

1. Experience Traditional Indian culture

2. Bungee jumping

3. Camping and bonfire

4. Mountain biking

5. Flying fox

6. Cliff jumping

7. Trekking

8. Rappelling and rock climbing

9. Kayaking

10. Ayurvedic massage and therapies

11. Parasailing and paragliding

12. Attend Ganga Arti

What's included

  • 1 cooking session (schedule during free time)
  • 1 reflexology session (schedule during free time)
  • 1 sight-seeing tour
  • 1 trekking tour
  • 1 60-minutes Ayurvedic massage (schedule during free time)
  • 2 herbal teas
  • 2 yoga books, yoga mats, 1 textbook and pen
  • 3 fresh organic vegetarian meals
  • 28 nights’ accommodation
  • Complimentary pick-up from Dehradun Airport to school
  • Certificate of completion

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Drop off from the school to airport

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), from where you can take a domestic flight to Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun (DED). Upon your arrival, we have a complimentary taxi waiting for you, which will bring you from Dehradun airport to our yoga school at Laxman Jhula.

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 Rishikesh. Once you arrive at Rishikesh bus station, your complimentary pick up will be waiting for you to bring you to our yoga school at Laxman Jhula.

Arrival by train

The nearest railway station is Haridwar train station. From there you will find many buses, taxis and other transportation services that will bring you to Rishikesh. If you want Rishikesh Yoga Teacher Training Center to help you arrange transportation from Haridwar, kindly let them know.

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 25% 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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