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Yoga Teacher Training in India

Welcome to Samadhi Yoga Ashram in Rishikesh! Kundalini yoga is the yoga of life. Samadhi Yoga Ashram is a perfect place for the advanced studies of kundalini yoga. The 500-hours course is a complete course where it is divided into two parts - 200 and 300 hours. Anybody who is interested can participate in this 500 hours program. But if you have completed 200 hours before in any Yoga Alliance-certified school you can enroll in 300 hours program.

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Yogi Vishnu & Yogi Ashutosh Ji
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  • Included basics of Ayurveda
  • Complete Kundalini Tantra curriculum
  • Expanded syllabus and experienced teachers
  • Eligible to register with Yoga Alliance upon completion
  • Ganga Beach Yoga experience and safe environment especially for ladies
  • Intensive course as well as holiday experience on Sunday
  • 57 nights accommodation
  • Daily meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Yoga styles

57 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Hindi, Spanish
Group size: Maximum of 15 participants
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  • Dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Smoke-free property
  • Special menu request
  • Yoga studio
  • Library
  • Tour assistance

During this training, you will be staying at Samadhi Yoga Ashram in either a shared twin room, a private room, or a private twin room.



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


These advanced studies courses are open to Kundalini yoga teachers who have completed the 200-hour level of training and who wish to acquire training in specialized areas of yoga instruction and develop their teaching and professional skills. Courses may be taken for personal enrichment or career enhancement and fulfill the requirements for recognition as a 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-500) by the Yoga Alliance.

How 500-Hour Kundalini Samadhi Yoga Teacher Training certification can help

All those who are in the quest for eternal peace and harmony can take benefit of this 500 Hour Kundalini Yoga teacher training in Rishikesh for immense benefits. This not only helps a person to come out of his pre-defined mental boundaries but also opens up his intellect and conscious receptors to receive the bliss of the divine.

Under guided instructions and the influence of the ashram lifestyle, the practitioners can feel a rejuvenated self after completion of this 500 Hours Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Certification. Moreover, as this certification has been recognized by Yoga Alliance USA, all the successful disciples, who complete this TTC 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/ her intellect level awakening his/ her mind to embrace the bliss of the divine. With highly revered Spiritual Masters at Samadhi Yoga Ashram, Rishikesh, we ensure the best teaching and guidance so as to create a yoga teacher in every disciple developing his conceptual clarity about ancient Yogic practices and associated principles.

An engaging approach for better conceptual pellucidity

The 500 Hours Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Rishikesh by SYA has been designed as per the guidelines of Yoga Alliance USA and offers an engaging approach to learning for every practitioner. Samadhi Yoga Ashram emphasizes on practical aspects of Samadhi Yoga in order to reap the maximum benefits of this divine process. With this practical exposure, they also envisage bringing a person closer to his inner peace of mind and lead him/her on an enlightened path of spiritual awakening.

Highly celebrated trainers, who are an integral part of our 500 Hours Kundalini Samadhi advance Yoga Teacher Training Certification program in India, offer the best guidance and teachings to make the principles simple and easily understandable. This simplified teaching process with highly positive results makes them the best yoga school in Rishikesh for 500 Hours Kundalini Samadhi Yoga TTC.

Join this upcoming program for 500 Hour Kundalini Samadhi Yoga Teacher Training Certification Programs by booking from the calendar as mentioned below. For detailed information about how they operate their programs and courses, you can also refer under-mentioned sections before selecting them as your training partner. Join Samadhi Yoga Ashram today to explore the divine within yourself with a deep-rooted spiritual awakening!

500 Hours: Yoga teacher training course in India overview

200-hour Kundalini yoga TTC + 300-hour Kundalini yoga TTC = 500 hours Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Course. This course is highly recommended for all levels of yoga practitioners as it covers both beginners as well as advanced levels. In the first part, students are given a strong yoga foundation so that they don’t lack with basics of yoga sciences, provided them the right direction, right lifestyle with one purpose to love people, serve people, practice asanas, pranayama, meditation every day, teach yoga in order to full fill the purpose of life.

In the second part, students are guided toward advanced practices of yoga asanas, pranayama, meditation to realize an immortal self after completing 500 hours students are fully prepared to share the immortal wisdom of yoga sciences with the world.

500-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Rishikesh, complete curriculum

500-hour yoga teacher training course is the combination of 200-hour yoga teacher training and 300-hour yoga teacher training course

Pavan Muktasana (Joint movements exercises - Pre-yoga poses)

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

Warm-up yoga salutation (Preparation to 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
  • Backword bening 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 - pegion 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 is Prana and Pranayama
  • How Prana flow 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
  • Kapal Bhati 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 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 (Improve anxiety)
  • Breath awareness meditation (Improving willpower)
  • Obstacles in meditation
  • Om meditation (Energy booster)
  • Meditation and stress management
  • Trataka (Candlelight meditation) (improve eyesight and courage)
  • Dynamic meditation (emotional block removing)
  • Kundalini meditation (awakening sleeping kundalini energy)
  • Silence meditation (For enlightenment and peace)


  • Buddha walk
  • Contemplation on real self - Shivoham

Yoga Nidra relaxation

  • Mastering sleep through Yoga Nidra
  • Mastering death through Yoga Nidra
  • Full body relaxation (Complete rejuvenation)
  • Tension relaxation (removing blocks from the whole body)
  • Point-to-point Yoga Nidra (opening unconscious mind and transformation)
  • Subtle body awakening Yoga Nidra (feeling of expansion)
  • Complete relaxation practice

Bandha (Energy lock)

  • What are energy blockages?
  • Reasons for blocking the energy and chakras
  • Three majors 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
  • Mula bandha (for stability and awakening of Kundalini)
  • Uddhiyana bandha (Abdominal lock for balancing inner organs)
  • Jalandhar bandha (throat lock)
  • Maha Bandha
  • What is Energy blockages
  • Reasons of blocking the energy and chakras
  • Three major’s energy blockages

Mudras (Yogic gesture)

  • What is Mudra and its necessity in yoga
  • Mudras - The energy Tranqulisr
  • Jnana Mudra
  • Chin Mudra
  • Bhairava Mudra
  • Vishnu/pranayama Mudra
  • Origin of Mudras
  • Why hand Mudras
  • Benefits of Mudra practice
  • Five-element theory
  • Acupressure and scientific theory

Types of Hand Mudra


  • Pranavayu Mudra (for poor vision and increase confidence)
  • Mritsanjeevani Mudra (Prevent heart attack and depression)
  • Samana Vaayu Mudra (Reduces the formation of gases and acids and cure liver)
  • Udana Vayu Mudra (improve power of speech and generate vitality)
  • Vyana Vayu Mudra (for high BP, relax mental nerves)

Therapeutic Mudras

  • Vayu Mudra (release extra wind from the stomach)
  • Agni Mudra (Helps to dissolve extra fat)
  • Prithivi mudra (boost blood circulation)
  • Varun Mudra (reliving dehydration and stomach infection)
  • Akash Mudra (Activate calcium and phosphorus so good for bones)

Spiritual Mudras

  • Gyan Mudra (for innate wisdom)
  • Abhya Mudra (for courage and strength)
  • Dhyana Mudra (concentration and spiritual awakening

Yoga philosophy

  • Yoga tradition and history of yoga
  • The classical texts of yoga tradition
  • Yoga Sutra of Patanjali - Raja Yoga
  • Bhagavat Geeta - Lord Krishna
  • What is Ashtanga yoga
  • Mind and its functions
  • Chakras and Kundalini in yoga
  • Hinduism - a way of living not a religion
  • Yoga philosophy and understanding of truth
  • Patanjali Yoga Sutras
  • Hatha Yoga Pradipika

Alignment and adjustment of yoga poses

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

Mantra chanting

  • Mantra what and why
  • Origin of Mantras and The Vedas
  • 4 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
  • The function of the muscular system in yoga
  • Respiratory system and pranayama
  • Spiritual Anatomy
  • Posture anatomy
  • Digestive system
  • Circulatory system
  • Effects of breathing in the respiratory system
  • Effects of yoga practice and Nauli in the digestive system
  • Muscular and skeletal system with advanced postures
  • Nadis-the energy channel
  • Prana and nervous system
  • Kundalini Shakti
  • Chakras
  • Panchakosha
  • Theraputic applications of yoga postures and how to avoid injury in yoga postures

Yoga therapy

  • Importance of yoga therapy
  • Treatment of different kinds of diseases through yoga therapy
  • Alternative medicine is a boon for health
  • Satkarma therapy
  • Ayurveda
  • Natural healing
  • Yoga therapy for different diseases
  • Pranayama therapy


  • Basic principles of Ayurveda
  • Tri-dosha
  • Pancha mahabhuta (theory of five elements)
  • Prakrti
  • Ayurveda diet
  • Tastes

Basic Sanskrit and chakra sound

Vija Mantra of chakras

  • 1. Lam
  • 2. Vam
  • 3. Ram
  • 4. Yam
  • 5. Ham
  • 6. Om

Sanskrit syllable

  • 1. Vowel
  • 2. Consonant
  • Sound in different Chakras

Mantra healing

  • Mantra for leading darkness to light (Asato Mam Sadgamaya)
  • Mantra for surrender (Twameva mata)
  • Mantra for healing and fearless of death (Maha Mrityunjaya)
  • Guru Mantra (Gurur Brahma)
  • Mantra for removing the obstacle of life (Bakratunda Mahakaya)
  • Mantra for healing Energy (Pranaya Swaha-Apanaya)
  • Mantra for student and teacher (Om Sahana babatu)
  • Morning Prayer (Karagre vasate)
  • Mantra for world peace (lokah samastan)

Holistic yoga asana

  • Alignment, assist, and adjustment
  • Surya namaskar (Sun salutation)

Chandra namaskar (Moon salutation)

  • 1.Bharadvajasana
  • 2.Lolasana - Swinging pose
  • 3.Kukkutasana - Rooster pose
  • 4.Sarpasana - Snake pose
  • 5.Shalabhasana - Locust pose
  • 6.Dhanurasana - Bow pose
  • 7.Paschimottanasana - Seated forward bend
  • 8.Janu sirshasana - Head to knee pose
  • 9.Parivirta janu sirshasana - Revolving head to knee pose
  • 10.Sarvangasana - Shoulder stand
  • 11.Padam sarvangasana - Shoulder stand lotus pose
  • 12.Sirshasana - Headstand
  • 13.Natarajasana - Lord Shiva’s pose
  • 14.Utthita hasta padangusthasana
  • 15.Naukasana - Boat pose
  • 16.Vatayanasana - Horse face pose
  • 17.Mayurasana - Peacock pose
  • 18.Koormasana - Tortoise pose
  • 19.Chakrasana - Wheel pose
  • 20.Hanumanasana - Monkey pose
  • 21.Agnistambhasana - Fire log pose
  • 22.Brahmacharyasana - Celibate’s pose
  • 23.Astavakrasana - Eight-twists pose
  • 24.Ek pada sirasana - One foot to head pose
  • 25.Chaturanga Dandasana
  • 26.Pincha Mayurasana - Feathered Peacock pose
  • 27.Eka Pada Koundinyasana - Sage Koundinyasana
  • 28.Handstand - Adho Mukha Vrksasana
  • 29.Ardha Pincha Mayurasana - Dolphin pose
  • 30.Makara Adho Mukha Svanasana - Dolphin plank pose
  • 31.Bakasana - Crow pose
  • 32.Ek pada bakasana - One leg crow
  • 33.Utthan Pristhasana - Lizard pose
  • 34.Pashasana - Noose pose
  • 35.Parivrtta Surya Yantrasana- Sundial or compass pose
  • 36.Titibasana- Firefly pose
  • 37.Parshva bakasana - Side crow

Holistic therapy based pranayama

  • Introduction to Prana and Pranayama
  • Individual and universal prana body (shealth)
  • Natural breathing (for peace)
  • Abdominal or diaphragmatic breathing (Expansion and healing all internal organs)
  • Thorasic/Chest breathing (middle chest expansion)
  • Clavicular breathing (upper lungs expansion)
  • Yogic breathing/Complete breathing (complete lungs therapy)
  • Alternative nostril breathing (Nadishodhanam) (balance and peace)
  • Cooling breathing (Sheetali and sitkari) (fever and reduce anger)
  • Bhramari Pranayama (for memory and stress relief)
  • Ujjayi pranayama (healing throat and prolong concentration)
  • Bhastrika pranayama (for complete health)
  • Kapalbhati (intense cleansing and healing stress)
  • Moorchha Pranayama(for ecstacy)
  • Surya bheda pranayama (Heating and digestive)
  • Chandra bheda pranayama (activate parasympathetic system)

Sat Karma

  • Jal Neti (Nasal cleaning for opening the cognitive senses)
  • Rubber Neti (Nasal cleaning with a cathedral for intense nasal block)
  • Agnisar Kriya
  • Kapalbhati Kriya
  • Trataka Kriya
  • Kunjal Kriya

Teaching practice

  • Demonstration
  • Alignment
  • Instructions

Teaching methodology

  • Positive and conscious communication
  • Friendship and trust
  • Time management
  • Quality of a teacher
  • Use voice in the class
  • Mental and emotional preparation for teaching
  • Class preparation
  • Step by step class structure planning

Massage therapy

  • Ayurveda massage
  • Head massage
  • Back massage
  • Legs massage
  • Full body massage

Reiki healing

  • Level I Reiki training for self-healing


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

Why choose Samadhi Yoga Ashram

  • Tradition - They follow ancient traditional yoga of The Himalayas
  • Location - They are located in a peaceful, serene, and beautiful place in Rishikesh
  • Lap of Mother Ganga - They are situated on the bank of the Ganga River
  • Himalayan Jungle - The jungle is just behind our ashram closely
  • Curriculum - All practices and theory
  • Teacher - They have 14+ experienced teachers under the guidance of Yogi Vishnu
  • Courses - They offer around 15 different important courses
  • Experiences - Until now our ashram has trained more than 3000 yoga teachers around the world
  • Spirituality - The training is based on spiritual practices
  • Kundalini-based training - The main purpose is to awake the latent energy of their students
  • First Kundalini yoga ashram - They are the first school who stated the Kundalini yoga TTC
  • Founder - Yogi Vishnu is one of the well-known Yogi who is the founder and teacher
  • Holistic yoga - Holistic yoga teacher training is one of the best courses they offer

Daily schedule

  • 05:30 Morning bell
  • 06:00 Traditional Kundalini yoga
  • 08:00 Pranayama and mantra chanting
  • 09:15 Breakfast
  • 10:45 - 11:45 Kundalini Tantra theory
  • 11:45 - 12:30 Yoga and spritual anatomy
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 15:00 - 16:00 Yoga philosophy
  • 16:15 - 18:15 Classical Hatha yoga, alignment, and adjustment
  • 18:30 - 19:30 Kundalini meditation
  • 19:45 Dinner
  • 21:00 Lights off

Discipline rules’ for students

  • No smoking and alcohol in the school
  • If you are not having your meal any day inform the kitchen manager three hours before
  • Respect your teacher and follow all the disciples make by the school for your successful course
  • Always be on time, you are late means will not be permitted to join the class
  • Before departure return your books, maps or any goods which you borrowed
  • Samadhi Yoga Ashram provides accommodation for a student who joins yoga classes. So any friends or relatives will not be included in the accommodation. If anybody is coming with you please inform the school earlier
  • Students have to present in all scheduled programs of Samadhi Yoga Ashram

Included excursions

  • Himalayan Cave meditation trip
  • ‘The Himalayas” one-time sightseeing trip


Yogi Vishnu Panigrahi

Yogi Ashutosh Ji

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Unique features


  • Dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Smoke-free property
  • Special menu request
  • Yoga studio


  • Library
  • Tour assistance

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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During this training, you will be served daily meals.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea
  • Detox juices

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Yogic
  • 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)

There are so many things to do in Rishikesh

  • The ashram will take you to the especially caves and sunrise program
  • Students can enjoy meditation in the bank of Ganga
  • Ganga bath has a big meaning for yogis
  • According to the season, students can enjoy an animal safari in Rajaji National Park
  • Students can visit different ashrams and Ganga Arati

What's included

  • 57 nights shared accommodation
  • Daily nutritious vegetarian meals and tea
  • Eligibility to register with Yoga Alliance upon completion of the course
  • Weekend excursions
  • Yoga cleansing kit - Neti pot, Sutra neti
  • Himalayan Cave meditation trip
  • ‘The Himalayas” one-time sightseeing trip
  • Indian classical dance
  • All syllabus mentioned

What's not included

  • Any expenses related to visa and travel
  • Taxi-pickup from Dehradun Airport (DED) / Haridwar Railway Station - 1200 INR
  • Ayurvedic treatment and massages extra cost
  • Air-conditioner or room heater- 5000 INR additional

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Jolly Grant Airport (DED). You can take a taxi from Dehradun Airport (DED) or Haridwar Railway Station for 1200 INR.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 31% 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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