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Yoga Teacher Training Rishikesh

Join this yoga teacher training certification in Rishikesh, India, which aims to lead you in the path of self-awakening, rising above from the material world. For all those who are in the quest of eternal peace and harmony, you can take the benefits from this course to get even more immense benefits. This course will not only help you to come out of your pre-defined mental boundaries, but it will also open up your intellect and conscious receptors to receive divine bliss!

Meet the instructors

Yogi Vishnu, Yogi Ashutosh Ji , & Acharya Sachidananda
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  • Daily yoga classes
  • Certification to register with Yoga Alliance
  • Exciting weekend excursions to Himalaya
  • 3 daily nutritious vegetarian meals and tea
  • 24 nights accommodation in beautiful isolated place
  • Free pick up from Dehradun Airport

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Yoga styles

24 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 15 participants
Airport transfer included: Jolly Grant Airport
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  • Dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Smoke-free property
  • Special menu request
  • Yoga studio
  • Library
  • Tour assistance

You will be offered deluxe clean room with western facilities at Samadhi Yoga Ashram. An attached bathroom and toilet will be in the room. There are air-conditioned rooms with an extra electricity fee (50 USD). If you want private accommodation, you should request for it earlier. There will be an extra charge of 150 USD for the private accommodation.



Samadhi Yoga Ashram is registered and certified yoga school with Yoga Alliance USA. Students who complete their subsequent trainings are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®).

Outline of syllabus

Under guided instructions and influence of ashram lifestyle, the practitioners can feel like rejuvenated selves after completion of this 200-hour holistic yoga teacher training certification. Moreover, as this certification has been recognized by Yoga Alliance, all the successful disciples who complete this teacher training can undertake yoga teaching as a career option and spread the essence of yoga worldwide.

This certification program has been designed with acute care so as to make the disciples understand the core essence of Samadhi yoga and its immense benefits. This program is capable of developing a person at his or her intellect level and awakening their minds to embrace the bliss of the divine.

With highly revered spiritual masters at Samadhi Yoga Ashram, Rishikesh, this will ensure the best teaching and guiding so as to create a yoga teacher in every disciple and developing his conceptual clarity about ancient yogic practices and associated principles.

An engaging approach for better conceptual pellucidity, this course by has been designed as per the guidelines of Yoga Alliance and offers an engaging approach of learning for every practitioner. They emphasize on practical aspects of Samadhi yoga in order to reap the maximum benefits of this divine process.

With this practical exposure, Samadhi Yoga Ashram also envisages to bring a person closer to his inner peace of mind and lead them in an enlightened path of spiritual awakening. Highly celebrated trainers, who are all integral to the program in India, offer the best guidance and teachings to make the principles simple and easily understandable. The simplified teaching process with highly positive results makes Samadhi Yoga Ashram the best yoga school in Rishikesh for 200-hour holistic Samadhi yoga teacher training certification.



Pavan muktasana (joints movements exercises or pre-yoga poses)

  • Pawanmuktasana series 1
  • Pawanmuktasana series 2
  • Pawanmuktasana series 3

Warm up yoga salutation (preparation for Hatha)

  • Sun salutation (meditative and Vinyasa)
  • Moon salutation (meditative and Vinyasa)

Hatha yoga asana (yoga postures)

  • Standing pose
  • Sitting pose
  • Kneeling pose
  • Forward bending asana
  • Backward bending asana
  • Twisting asana
  • Fire series asana
  • Tadasana (palm tree pose)
  • Triyak tadasana (swaying palm tree pose)
  • Trikonasana (triangle pose)
  • Parivirtatrikon asana (revolving triangle pose)
  • Uttkatasana (chair pose)
  • Virbhdrasana 1 (warrior 1)
  • Virbhdrasana 2 (warrior 2)
  • Virbhdrasana 3 (warrior 3)
  • Ardha chandrasana (half-moon pose)
  • Vriksasana (tree pose)
  • Parvatasana (mountain pose)
  • Adho mukha svanasana (downward facing dog)
  • Kati chakrasana (waist rotating pose)
  • Malasana (squatted yoga pose)
  • Garudasana (eagle pose)
  • Baddha konasana (bound angle pose)
  • Rajkapoot asana (pigeon pose)
  • Bhujanghasana (cobra pose)
  • Urdhva mukha svanasana (upward facing dog)
  • Matsyasana
  • Setu bhandasana
  • Utrasana
  • Dhanurasana
  • Salabhasana
  • Supta virasana (reclining hero pose)
  • Virasana (hero pose)
  • Vajrasana (thunderbolt)
  • Gomukhasana
  • Balasana
  • Dandasana
  • Ardha matsyendrasana


  • What are prana and pranayama?
  • How prana flows in the body
  • Types of major and sub-prana
  • Pranayama and life span
  • Prana healing
  • Know how to breathe correctly
  • Diaphragmatic breathing and qualities of breath
  • Anatomy of pranayama
  • Kapalbhati pranayama level I
  • Bhastrika pranayama level I
  • Bhramari pranayama level I
  • Sitli and Sitkari pranayama without retention
  • Yogic breathing level I (with sitting and supine position)
  • Nadi sodhanam pranayama 1 (techniques)


  • What is meditation and what is not?
  • Major meditation tradition
  • How to sit in meditation
  • How to breathe in meditation
  • How to relax in meditation
  • How to focus in meditation
  • So-ham meditation
  • Nadabrahma meditation
  • Mantra meditation


  • Buddha walk
  • Contemplation on real self (Shivoham)

Yoga Nidra relaxation

  • Mastering sleep through yoga Nidra
  • Mastering death through yoga Nidra
  • Complete relaxation practice
  • Point-to-point yoga Nidra

Bandha (energy lock)

  • What is energy blockages?
  • Reasons blocking the energy and chakras
  • Three major energy blockages
  • Mula bandhas (root lock) level I
  • Uddiyana bandha (abdominal lock) level I
  • Jalandhar bandha (throat lock) level I
  • Maha bandha (great lock) level I

Mudras (yogic gesture)

  • What is mudra and its necessity in yoga?
  • Mudras: The energy tranquilizer
  • Jnana mudra
  • Chin mudra
  • Bhairava mudra
  • Vishnu or pranayama mudra

Yoga philosophy

  • Yoga tradition and the history of yoga
  • The classical texts of yoga tradition
  • Yoga Sutra of Patanjali by Raja Yoga
  • Bhagavat Geeta by Lord Krishna
  • What is Ashtanga yoga?
  • Mind and its functions
  • Chakras and Kundalini in yoga
  • Hinduism: A way of living, not a religion

Alignment and adjustment of yoga poses

  • Understaning the balance and imbalance of the body
  • Alignment: An art to be free from injuries in yoga
  • Helping the energy flow correctly in the nadis
  • Adjusting poses is a part of yoga therapy
  • Applying in all exercises

Mantra chanting

  • Mantra’s what and why
  • Origin of mantras and the Vedas

Four kinds of speech

  • Gayatri mantra - Om bhur
  • Shiva mantra - Om namah shivaya
  • Guru mantra - Guru brahma
  • Healing mantras - Maha mritunjaya

Yoga anatomy

  • Understanding skeletal system for joints movements
  • Function of muscular system in yoga
  • Respiratory system and pranayama
  • Spiritual anatomy
  • Posture anatomy

Yoga therapy

  • Importance of yoga therapy
  • Treatment of different kinds of diseases through yoga therapy
  • Alternative medicine is the boon for health

Teaching methodology

  • Role of the teacher in the class
  • Sequencing the asana, pranayama, and meditation

Tantra practices

  • Understanding what Tantra truly is
  • Tantra breathing to awake Kundalini


  • Basic principles of Ayurveda


  • Ayurvedic massage


  • Written test
  • Oral test
  • Attendance
  • Performance
  • Behavior

Disciplinary rules

  • No-smoking and alcohol in the school
  • If you are not having your meal any day, inform the kitchen three hours prior
  • Respect your teacher and follow the rules
  • Always be on time or you will not be permitted to join the class
  • Before departure, return borrowed books, maps, or any goods
  • Accommodation is provided only for participants, so if anyone else comes with you, do inform the school
  • You have to be present in all scheduled program

Daily schedule

  • 05:30 Morning bell
  • 06:00 Hatha yoga
  • 07:45 Pranayama
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Self study
  • 11:00 Yoga adjustment and alignment
  • 12:15 Anatomy
  • 13:30 Lunch
  • 14:00 Rest and silence practice
  • 15:00 Yoga philosophy
  • 16:00 Kundalini/yoga therapy
  • 17:15 Asana flow
  • 18:45 Meditation
  • 19:50 Dinner
  • 21:00 Lights off

Included excursions

Sunday (in the morning)

  • Himalayan sunrise tour
  • White river rafting or waterfall

Thursday (half-day in the evening)

  • Cave meditation tour
  • Ganga Arati


Yogi Vishnu Panigrahi

Yogi Ashutosh Ji

Acharya Sachidananda Biswal

Retreat location

The retreat will take place at Samadhi Yoga Ashram in Rishikesh, India.

Unique features


  • Cooking classes
  • Cycling
  • Health Club
  • Hiking
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Mountain walking
  • Reiki
  • Sauna
  • Shopping
  • Spa
  • Steam room
  • Swimming


  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony
  • Beach
  • Dining area
  • Fireplace
  • Kitchen
  • Lobby
  • Meditation garden
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
  • Yoga studio


  • ATM / banking
  • Beauty salon
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Free parking
  • Free toiletries
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Ironing / ironing board
  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Mosquito net
  • Newspapers
  • Room cleaning
  • Toiletries
  • Wedding
  • Wireless internet

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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The price of the package includes three daily nutritious vegetarian meals, detox juice, and tea. Samadhi Yoga Ashram follows and promote vegetarianism. For those who eat gluten-free or vegan, there are options for that as well. You just need to inform the office once you arrive.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

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

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

Spa treatments

One Ayurvedic massage is included in this retreat.

What's included

  • Airport pick up from Dehradun Airport (DED)
  • Daily yoga classes
  • Certificate of completion
  • Ganga beach yoga class
  • 1 free Ayurvedic massage
  • Weekend excursions
  • Use of course-related books
  • Course material
  • Yoga cleansing kit including neti pot and sutra neti
  • T-shirt and yoga bag
  • 24 nights accommodation
  • Free 24-hour Wi-Fi
  • Daily nutritious vegetarian meals and tea

What's not included

  • Airport drop off at Dehradun Airport (DED)
  • Food outside the ashram
  • Visa
  • Airfare

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Dehradun Airport (DED). Transfer from the airport is included. Transfer to this airport from the school is offered at an additional cost of 18 USD. Transfer from and to Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) is also offered at an additional cost of 72 USD. Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) is 250 kilometers from the ashram, but there is a direct flight to Dehradun Airport (DED) and from there by taxi, is 15 kilometers.

Arrival by bus

You can also reach Rishikesh by bus from Interstate Bus Terminus at Delhi. Take a Volvo or any luxurious coaches from Delhi to Rishikesh, but a bus journey can be very tiring.

Arrival by train

You can also take the train from Delhi to Haridwar, which is 25 kilometers away from Rishikesh. Haridwar is linked to many major cities in India.

Arrival by taxi

You can request Samadhi Yoga Ashram for a taxi to take you directly from Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) to the ashram, which costs 75 USD. Samadhi Yoga Ashram can also send a taxi to receive you from the bus terminus.

From Haridwar, you can hire a taxi or Samadhi Yoga Ashram can also send a taxi to receive you on request in advance. The taxi charges from Haridwar to Rishikesh will be 20 USD. You can also hire an auto-rickshaw for Lakshman Juhla, but then you have to walk across the Juhla until you arrive at the ashram premises.

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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Available to start any month of the year on the 13th day of the month.

Friday October 29, 2021
(25 days / 24 nights)

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