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58 Days 500-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India

  • School Of Yoga, Baba Balaknath Street, Upper Tapovan, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India


Yoga Teacher Training in India

This 500-hour yoga teacher training is an integrated and intensive program wisely formulated for inspired yoga aspirants who are willing to start their yoga journey from the beginners levels progressing towards highest standards of yoga teacher training according to the international guidelines set by Yoga Alliance USA. This course will prepare all inspired yoga aspirants with qualities and skills require to create unique yoga sequences and manage their own yoga classes to share their wisdom with others.


  • Daily pranayama, meditation, and kriya
  • Daily multi-style yoga teachings and yoga therapy
  • Acquire deeper understanding of anatomy, physiology and kinesiology
  • Lessons on the physiological basis of dynamic and static forms of yoga
  • Internationally recognized yoga teacher training certification
  • 3 dure vegetarian, organic, and nutritious meals
  • 57 nights accommodation

Good to know

  • All ages are welcome as participants.

  • 57 days with instruction
  • English
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School of Yoga India provides world class accommodation facilities, which include western style en suite bathroom attached with well-ventilated and clean room. The ashram is surrounded by scenic beauty of the nature with mountains and fountains. Ganges is just 5 minutes' distance from the ashram and the serenity of the location supports yoga activities. 24/7 Wi-Fi connectivity is also available along with hot water facility in the winter.

The advance course curriculum of the 500-hour yoga teacher training focuses on deepening personal practices of the participants and improving their teaching skills to meet the highest perception of yogic culture with deeper understanding of traditional yoga sciences. It is an endeavor to experience the optimum competence in yoga by acquiring refined teaching skills, which allow them to create unique yoga sequences and manage yoga classes anywhere throughout the world with best knowledge and better communication capabilities.

The 500-hour yoga teacher training course is an integrated course combining the 200-hour yoga teacher training and the 300-hour yoga teacher training School Of Yoga India offers. This yoga teacher training certification course is filled with depth and a variety of yoga styles, which will help to further enhance your personal yoga practices and refine your teaching skills with advance methodologies to become proficient yoga teacher. This is an integrated course designed with some additional fitments to cover broader spectrum of yogic sciences.

The course involves multi-style yoga and yoga therapy which include Ayurveda teachings and certain healing procedures. It also includes history and philosophy of yoga as well as detailed explanation of anatomy and physiology of human body-mind. Spiritual discourses on ancient scriptures like Bhagavad Gita and Vedas are also covered in the course curriculum. This course mainly focuses on refining teaching skills to acquire highest possible teaching efficiency.

It is a one-time course suitable for anyone interested in learning yoga and teaching methodologies, from the beginning acquiring fundamental understanding of traditional yoga and progressing towards advance level to enhance personal yoga practices, and cultivate efficient teaching skills to become certified and proficient yoga teacher.

The yoga styles taught in this yoga teacher training will include Ashtanga yoga, Hatha Vinyasa yoga, Iyengar yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga, Sivananda yoga, Hot yoga, Power yoga, Restorative yoga, Flow yoga, Vinyasa Flow yoga, pranayama, meditation, and teaching methodology. The course also includes lessons on yoga therapy which will be teaching you yoga for neck pain and back pain, yoga for high blood pressure and diabetes, yoga for constipation and IBS, yoga for headache and migraine, yoga for arthritis and asthma, yoga for heart disease, yoga for pregnancy and youngness, yoga for positive health, and many more.

Highlights of the course

Registered yoga school (500-RYS) recognized by Yoga Alliance USA.

Qualified and registered yoga teachers (500-RYT) dedicated to deliver authentic and quality yoga teachings.

Serene environment of the school surrounded by fascinating natural beauty create ideal atmosphere for all kinds of yoga activities.

This course covers theory and practical of Hatha yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa to enhance personal yoga practices.

History, philosophy, classification, and principles of traditional yoga.

Acquire deeper understanding of anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology to create compatible yoga therapy techniques and sequences according to the requirements of treatment procedures.

Spacious three yoga studios with world class facilities.

Invigorating and energizing ashram atmosphere to keep your motivation level up.

Pick-up laundry service and 24/7 Wi-Fi connectivity facilities available for the participants.

Nutritious and organic food available 3 times a day.

Atmosphere to immerse completely for experiencing ethical yogic lifestyle according to traditional yoga teachings.

Sample daily schedule

  • 06:00 Wake up
  • 06:30 Pranayama and meditation / kriya
  • 08:00 Tea
  • 08:15 Yoga therapy / multi style
  • 10:00 Breakfast
  • 11:00 Lecture
  • 12:45 Lunch
  • 13:30 Karma yoga
  • 14:00 Rest / self-study
  • 15:30 Lecture on Ayurveda
  • 17:00 Asana practice / teaching practice
  • 18:45 Dinner
  • 19:30 Self-study / cultural program
  • 22:00 Light off

Yogini Manisha

Yogini Manisha is a highly qualified yoga master recognized by Yoga Alliance USA as an experienced registered yoga teacher. She has been associated with teaching activities as well as developing unique yoga sequences at Yoga School India since 2010. She has grown up and studied in world yoga capital. She has educational background supported by diploma in yoga and graduation degree in arts. Yogini Manisha has gained the core understanding of ancient yoga teachings under renowned yoga masters, including K. Pattabhi Jois of the Ashtanga Vinyasa tradition, and attained her highest proficiency in Iyengar yoga from Yogi Chetan Mahesh and Yogini Usha Devi.

Yogini Manisha has been recognized as a multi-style yoga instructor who has proficient skills in delivering authentic teachings of Hatha yoga, primary and secondary series of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga, Sivananda yoga, Kundalini yoga, Flow yoga, and many other yoga styles. She has been conscientiously delivering best of her efforts to create amazing experience for the aspirants with a hope to inspire them by providing tools to enhance their personal practices. She imbibes the best teaching methodologies from all possible fields of yoga and focuses most of her teachings of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga by creatively synchronizing breath and movement to activate the subtle energies.

Sumit Sharma

Sumit is a head of department at Nirmal Ashram Hospital Rishikesh and chief physiotherapist at Shiva Cricket Academy Rishikesh, as well as a certified Pilate's trainer from Indian Academy of Fitness Training Mangalore. He did his certification course in manual therapy from Capri Institute New Delhi under the guided supervision of Doctor Deepak Kumar, who is the only accredited Mulligan therapy teacher in India.

He is popular among students for his all-famous simple and contemporary style of offering in-depth understanding of anatomy and physiology in both theory and practical. Primarily focusing on therapeutic aspects of yoga teachings, he has enlightened hundreds of aspirants across 35 countries with his knowledge and wisdom.

Sumit's qualification covers masters of physical therapy in musculoskeletal disorders in orthopedic branch and diploma in sports medicine from West Bengal. He has expertise in the field of physical therapy including posture imbalance and sedentary life disorders. Sumit has been engaged in cultivating essential qualities in aspirants, which are required to correct spinal disorders and posture imbalance. He is always keen to share his wisdom of Ayurveda teachings and specialization in pain relief techniques.

He leads the teaching staffs at Academy of Manual Medicine and has conducted many yoga workshops on anatomy, massage therapy, soft tissue release, myofascial release, and pain relief techniques. Sumit has grown up in the lap of Himalaya mountain playing along the scenic beaches of river Ganges living a natural life, which motivated him to plunge in the ocean of ancient knowledge of wellbeing.

Rishikesh is one of the most popular and preferred yoga destination, known as world yoga capital due to its serene environment surrounded by pristine natural beauty of majestic Himalaya mountain. The presence of river Ganges adds to the spiritual and cultural significance of the place. People from around the world come here to seek spiritual growth and yogic proficiency.

  • River nearby
  • Yoga studio
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry

Pure vegetarian organic and nutritious meals are served thrice a day to keep the participants light and energetic, which keep them focused and motivated.

  • 3 daily vegetarian meals
  • 57 nights' accommodation
  • All activities mentioned in the program
  • Daily multi-style yoga classes with lessons on yoga therapy
  • Daily pranayama, meditation, and kriya

Driving directions from Upper Tapovan

The road goes up from beside a temple, 700 meters from Badrinath Road, and next to Narayan Yoga Ashram.


  • Badrinath Road, 700 meters
  • Ganges - 5 minutes
For information about the booking conditions, please send School Of Yoga India an inquiry.
  • Review by Anissa from Helsinki, Finland

    "I had high expectation before I join School of Yoga India. I have friends who are yoga teachers who helped me a lot to know about this beautiful asset of mankind by sharing their own experiences. I did my research and practices to a level before making my decision to partake yoga teacher training. I hoped to gain deeper understanding by participating in yoga teacher training in India and finally decided to join School of Yoga. I found great teachers here and the course curriculum covered so many elements varieties of asanas, pranayama, meditation, anatomy and philosophy of yoga. It had been, really, amazing experience for me to be here among great teachers and great aspirants, I must say. Thank you so much! Namaste!"

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  • Review by Cheryl from USA

    "I would like to thank both teachers and students in my group for being so kind and supporting to me during this training course. Everything I found here from beautiful surrounding, serene atmosphere and sattvic food has impressed me and the syllabus is wisely structured to simplify the teachings so as to be easily absorbed by the participants in their inner dimension. After so much of care and dedication that I see here at School of Yoga, I feel secure and confident when I see so much work to be done on our body and mind. It has been a great piece of experience that I am taking with me from India and Ill try my all best to make it a large in my life. Thanks to everybody here!"

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  • Review by Melisa from Turkey

    "My name is Melisa. I am from Turkey. I just finished my yoga teacher training with School of Yoga India and I found it among the responsible and reputed institution with great teaching faculty as well as accommodation facilities. I found the course suitable for people like me who are looking for in-depth and authentic Vinyasa Yoga and Hatha Yoga teachings. I have been nourished both physically and mentally with the curricular activities designed and practiced during yoga teacher training here. I would like to like to add to this that the environment of the place where we have had the opportunity to give a push to our practices is so much ideal for yoga like practices."

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  • Review by Linda from Michigan, USA

    "This has been an experiential time that allowed all of us to live and breathe yoga during the course. It has been an opportunity for me to develop my personal practices to become skilled and safe yoga instructor. I personally feel that the structure of this course has been balanced to offer deeper understanding of yoga and its therapeutic applications in our daily life. I am thankful to everyone here, teachers and other staff, for their kindness and care. I am happy with the accommodation and food facilities and also I am very much impressed with the local lifestyle and culture of this place. Thank you once again!"

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  • Review by Silva from Canada

    "I had been looking for a good school for a long time and I decided to join School of Yoga India as I find things matching my requirements. As a beginner with yoga, I still find myself, I can attest to this. Initially I found it challenging but I must add to this that this pain has been sweet to me under such great Yoga teachers who guided me personally throughout the course. They taught me in both theories and practical with an ethos that injuries can be prevented with proper techniques and being an aspirant, I listened to their words and now I am feeling up with energy and confidence to start as yoga instructor. Thank you!"

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  • Review by Theresia from Malaysia

    "I found this school after a long time of search that is a perfect match for my needs. I saying this today that this place is one where you can find passionate teachers who have love for their job and I have found it true to my own personal experience. They high with their energy and passion when guiding the class with their wisdom and knowledge. Adding to the course as one of best match for anyones requirements, the accommodation is nice and the food is good. I am really happy being here and would like plan another trip in future for sure. Thank you to all of the teachers and staffs working for the good of people like me who are seeking true yogic guidance. Namaste!"

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  • Review by Anne from Talomo, Philippines

    "I felt like at home as the team of School of Yoga created an atmosphere of care and coziness. Good and clean room and phenomenal food as well. The course syllabus is structured and balanced which allowed the participants to evolve from within by deepening their yoga practices. All the teachers who are guiding the group are so kind and passionate and always trying to pass the caliber to each participant by paying personal attention on each of the student. I felt the intensive course curriculum has been supported by the wonderful environment. Thank you! Namaste!"

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  • Review by Felix from Australia

    "There are so many yoga schools in Rishikesh that it had been really hard for me to choose the best out of them but somehow I made it with School of Yoga India which, I personally feel, is the best of all schools I could imagine with goodness of authentic teachings, good accommodation and amazing environment. It not only offers truly good Hatha and Vinyasa yoga classes but also create atmosphere to help the participants to plunge into the course. I have learned about postures from popular yoga styles in more depth and also learned how to create yoga sequences. All in all, I would say, this is one I have been looking for so many years. Thank you!"

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  • Review by Josefina frpm Mexico

    "If you are looking for personal help and advice, you should consider choosing School of Yoga India in Rishikesh. I had really a good time as the people here, from teaching faculty to management, had cared about me and other participants so much. The place has so pleasant atmosphere for yoga things and the guidance from skilled yoga masters is so intensely amazing to work for transformation of aspirants into qualified teachers. All the people at School of Yoga are so kind and caring as they are always encouraging the participants during the hard time of intense course. I loved my stay here with everything nice accommodation and healthy food. I do recommend it! Yes, thank you!"

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  • Review by Renata from Italy

    "My name is Renata and I am from Italy.Yoga teacher training at School of Yoga India is definitely an amazing life experience for me. I feel deeply grateful to the teachers who shared their knowledge with me and others in the group. They are very good and taught us the deeper understanding of yogic science. I have been practicing yoga for a while and I have been so much impressed with it that I decided to make it my career. Now as I am certified yoga teacher, I would like to pass the wisdom to others in my country. For facilities, I can say, the rooms are ventilated and clean and I love the kind of cuisine that I have been served here. They are nutritious and delicious. If someone is looking ahead to partake YTT, I would recommend School of Yoga India as per my personal experience. Thank you and Namaste!"

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Rishikesh, India

School of Yoga India is a registered yoga school recognized by Yoga Alliance USA to conduct yoga teacher training certification programs to transform inspired aspirants into certified yoga teachers.

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58 days / 57 nights


This vacation is available all year round except for October and December, with arrival on the 15th.


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