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India Hatha Yoga Teacher Training

This is a fully residential course systematically designed with theory as well as practical classes. In the course, all the components of Hatha yoga such as asana, pranayama, mudra, bandha, and shatkarma are discussed along with their implications in your day to day life. The course brings to students an understanding of yogic lifestyle which includes all activities right from they wake till they wake up the next time and how to be a smart yoga teacher.

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Satyanarayan & Rohit
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  • Daily yoga practices
  • Asana and pranayama sessions
  • Daily lecture on anatomy, philosophy, and others
  • Eligible to register with Yoga Alliance upon completion
  • Theory and practical training on asana, alignment, and adjustments
  • Personal time to join chanting, Kirtan, or relax
  • Daily vegetarian breakfast and dinner
  • 28 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Advanced

Yoga styles

24 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 40 participants
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  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Smoke-free property
  • Terrace
  • Yoga shala
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Library
  • Meeting room
  • Parking lot

SANATANA YOG SANDESH arranges the accommodation for all courses and retreats in the best of their capacity. The rooms are sufficiently bigger, mostly shared, and very nice to stay in to feel good.



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

Yoga teacher training and assessment: The entire Yoga Teacher Training is the assessment of the students at all levels. However, there will be one practical and written test. Successful students in these tests will be conferred upon the Teacher Training Certificate.

The most important aspect of this course is that it brings an individual into a state of body, mind, emotion, and energy which opens the door to other branches of Yoga such as Kriya and Kundalini Yoga. In a broader way, this course is one of the gateways to Kundalini Yoga and Kriya Yoga for spiritual evolution.

The course lets one know what lies further beyond and allows one to gain more experience to be not only a more experienced and knowledgeable Yoga teacher but also a sincere Yoga individual.

At the successful completion of the course, an aspirant will be conferred upon a certificate indicating that the aspirant is qualified to impart the techniques in which he or she has been trained.

Course eligibility

The course is open to everyone however underwritten are relevant, such as medical fitness, physical, as well as mental. In cases otherwise, we must be detailed the individual limitation along with the medical report.

Course Objective

  • Providing of the requisite completing training to the participants' endeavor to blossom into integrated personalities with the balance of head, heart, and hand
  • Unearthing the true principles of Hatha yoga and their components to the participants in the easiest possible way
  • To offer to the world at large well trained and more experienced Hatha yoga teachers

Course standards and curriculum: Techniques, Training, and Practice, Teaching Methodology, Anatomy and Physiology, Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers, Practicum business aspects of Yoga and education of Hatha yoga as a means to enter into other branches of Yoga such Raja, Kriya, Kundalini and so on.

Karma yoga: During the course, individuals undergo experiences that require those to be assimilated within for which Karma yoga is the best means. Depending upon the requirements we many incorporate this as well.

Relevant Yoga Books

  • Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha: Swami Satyananda Saraswati
  • Gita: Swami Sivananda Saraswati
  • Prana and Pranayama: Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati
  • Anatomy and Physiology: not specified

The daily schedule

The daily schedule starts at 5 a.m. All students have to wake up at this time except in some contingencies. The daily programs are tentative and subject to change according to need. All classes are held for 5 days in a week.

  • 05:30 - 07:00 Personal practices (Recommended ones)
  • 07:00 - 07:15 Herbal tea/Drink
  • 07:30 - 09:30 Asana, Pranayama followed by Relaxation
  • 09:30 - 10:30 Mealtime
  • 10:30 - 11:30 Rest
  • 11:30 - 12:30 Lecture (Anatomy, Philosophy, and etc
  • 13:00 - 13:30 Fruit/fruit juice
  • 14:00 - 15:30 Meditation, Relaxation: Lecture and practice and Vice-versa)
  • 15:30 - 16:30 Personal cleaning and Karma Yoga
  • 16:30 - 18:30 Asana, Alignment and Adjustments: theory and practical training, teaching practices)
  • 18:30 - 19:30 Dinner
  • 19:30 - 20:30 Kirtan, Chanting, video shows, personal time, etc (This is an optional session but participation of everyone brings a distinct harmony between all of us)
  • 21:00 Bedtime

Yoga school rules

  • All the classes for this retreat are to be attended. However, in case of emergency leaves are granted.
  • Use of laptops, tablets, or mobile phones in the yoga hall is allowed for the sake of help in the study.
  • During food time, it is better to maintain silence.
  • Drinking water, mineral supplements, and others are allowed to bring to the yoga hall.
  • You are requested to use the internet as little as possible in order to save yourself from distractions.
  • Publishing of any recordings, photo, videos, audios of the retreat is subject to the approval of the founder of SANATANA YOG SANDESH.
  • Any damage to the things in the yoga halls and the homestays caused by the student will be furnished by the student.
  • Intimacy to anyone is the sole responsibility of the aspirant involved. SANATANA YOG SANDESH is in no way responsible for any pleasant or unpleasant happenings arising out of that.
  • Use of alcohol, non-vegetarian items, intoxicants during the retreat should be avoided.
  • In the wake of inappropriate behavior, SANATANA YOG SANDESH reserves the right to politely ask you to leave the retreat.
  • Students leaving the retreat/course before its completion will not be refunded.
  • Although Rishikesh is a tourist place, students are requested to respect the local culture.
  • Modest dress covering shoulders, knees, and midriff are always respectful in Indian culture. Shorts, mini-skirts, sleeveless tops, clothes displaying your cleavage or belly-button save on the beach and tourist area might fetch unwanted attention and comments.
  • Participation in selfless service (Karma yoga) is welcome. This is personal interest only.
  • The above information is true to the best of the knowledge however some substantial change can be made according to the need and situation available.

Please read these above carefully since your joining to the course/retreat is acceptance to these.


Satyanarayan Jha

Rohit Kumar

Retreat location

The retreat will take place at Tapovan, Rishikesh, it is a very ancient city in the Uttarakhand state of India.

There are nearby places such as Laxman Jhula, Ram Jhula, Ganga Beaches, Sivananda Ashram, Parmarth Niketan for Ganga Aarti. Students can go and visit many shops, book stalls, astrologers, priests, etc. Between Laxman and Ram Jhula.

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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During this retreat, you will be served delicious Sattvik (suitable for yoga) vegetarian North Indian food. SANATANA YOG SANDESH also provides filtered water for drinking purpose, please bring a water bottle with you.

General food and food timings

  • 07:00 - 07:15 Herbal tea or lemon, healthy drink, honey mixed with plain water before the class starts
  • 09:30 - 10:30 Mealtime. This food is your main meal so feel free to eat as much as you can easily digest. At this time, SANATANA YOG SANDESH serves rice varieties, chapatti (Indian bread), lentils (Daal or Sambar), salad, vegetable curries, and a dessert on certain occasions
  • 13:00 - 13:30 Fruit / fruit juice (fruit bowl with juice / herbal drink / tea)
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Dinner (rice varieties, chapatti (Indian bread), Dosa, etc), lentils, vegetable dish, salad, herbal hot drinks, and occasional deserts.

The above food timings and food are general idea and are tentative. There can be substantial changes according to the need. SANATANA YOG SANDESH provides food or kinds of food and arranges the timings of the food from the yoga course point of view. According to the yogic principle, there must be at least six to eight hours gap, between two meals.

On average heavy food like grains takes three hours to digest and fruits take 30 to 40 minutes to digest. Stomach-full food at brunch is sufficient for sustaining the body for long hours. At the same time, a light stomach is also required for the afternoon classes.

If you need to have something in between you can keep something healthy with you always. Rishikesh has many shops where you can buy a lot of healthy food. But make sure that your stomach is empty before you are doing asana and pranayama classes.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Education
  • Private consultation
  • Certificate of completion to register with Yoga Alliance
  • Textbooks
  • A notebook and pen
  • Yoga mat
  • Jala neti pot
  • 28 nights accommodation
  • Required vegetarian food for 28 days

What's not included

  • Flight tickets
  • Airport pickup and drop-off
  • Day tours or tours after and before the course
  • Any other transport costs
  • Students’ personal expenses

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

In order to come to Rishikesh you need to land at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). Or you can also fly from your place to Jolly Grant Airport (DED) via Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) or other international airports in India. This way you can make your arrival to Cochin and from there to Fort Cochin.

According to Google, the distance from the Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) to Rishikesh is around 245 kilometers which are around 6 hours car-drive and the distance from Jolly Grant Airport (DED) to Rishikesh is around 25 kilometers which are 45 minutes car drive.

There are available car services at the airport that you can avail. If needed, SANATANA YOG SANDESH can organize safe airport pick up or drop back to and from airports. In that case, if students would be arriving one or two days before the course starts, SANATANA YOG SANDESH can coordinate to accommodate two or three students in one car comfortably to reduce the car fare and for a company on a long drive.

You will need to send SANATANA YOG SANDESH your confirmed e-ticket to let them know the flight number, airlines, airport, and arrival or departure timings, etc. SANATANA YOG SANDESH will confirm you the booking of the car or taxi by email. Their designated driver or staff will be standing at the airport with a placard showing your name and Sanatana Yog Sandesh (Yoga School name). There will be phone numbers to reach SANATANA YOG SANDESH in case of any difficulty in locating their person.

Arrival by taxi

At the airport, there are also government or professional car and taxi drivers to take passengers to different routes. It is recommended to avail these facilities when you arrive at the airport to come to Rishikesh. You can also bargain with the car or taxi drivers to give a cheaper fair.

Estimated taxi charges for airport pick up and drop off (from Delhi to Rishikesh and the other way around) is 4500 to 6000 INR (around 58 to 77 EUR). For airport pick up and drop off (from Dehradun to Rishikesh and the other way around) is 1200 to 1400 INR (around 16 to 18 EUR).

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% 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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