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63 Days 500-Hour YTT in Rishikesh, India

  • Omkarananda, Dipeswar Mandir, Laxman Jhula, Tapovan, Rishikesh, Uttrakhand, India


Yoga Teacher Training Course in Rishikesh

Shiva Yoga Peeth offers a 500-hour advanced yoga teacher training program. This advanced course is wonderful for students of all levels, as well as for teachers who have completed their 200-hour advanced yoga teacher training program, either at Shiva Yoga Peeth, or another certified facility.


  • Yoga classes twice daily
  • Yoga Alliance registered certificate
  • 2 scheduled excursions to nearby locations
  • Daily yoga philosophy and Hatha yoga pradipika lessons
  • Daily anatomy and physiology of yogic practice lessons
  • Daily vegetarian breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 62 nights accommodation
  • 55 days with instruction
  • English, Hindi
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During the yoga teacher training, students are provided with separate rooms, bedding, and ensuite western style toilets with hot and cold water. Wireless internet connection is provided in the room as well.

Daily schedule

06:00 - 06:45

06:00 - 06:45

06:45 - 07:00

07:00 - 09:00

09:00 - 11:00

11:00 - 12:30

13:00 - 13:30

13:30 - 15:30

15:30 - 16:30

16:30 - 17:00

17:00 - 18:30

18:30 - 19:00

19:00 - 20:00

20:00 - 21:00

21:00 - 23:00

Chanting, pranayama, meditation (Mon, Wed, Fri)

Cleansing process/detoxification (Tue, Thu, Sat)


Asana, Ashtanga, and Vinyasa


Yoga philosophy and Hatha yoga pradipika


Self study and rest

Anatomy of human body


Traditional and classical Hatha yoga

Tea and biscuit

Philosophy of pranayama and meditation


Self study and rest

Shiva Yoga Peeth credentials

Shiva Yoga Peeth is a registered organization by the government of India. This is a world class training institute for yoga learners and to those who want to adopt yoga as profession. After the successful completion of the teacher training course, the certificate provided is valid all over the world. It is also a great place for those who are in search of health, happiness, peace, and harmony. The course offered by Shiva Yoga Peeth is recognized by Yoga Alliance USA and Yoga Alliance International.

Syllabus of yoga courses


  • Anuloma viloma
  • Ujjayi
  • Sitali
  • Sitkari
  • Bhastrika
  • Bhramari
  • Suryabhedena
  • Chandrabhedana
  • Theory of murccha
  • Theory of plavini

Kriyas - cleansing process

  • Jala neti
  • Sutra neti
  • Dhauti (vamana)
  • Bastra dhauti
  • Danda dhauti
  • Sankha Prakhalana
  • Nauli
  • Kapalabhati
  • Aganisara
  • Tratak

Introduction of Ayurveda

  • Panchmahabhoota theory
  • Tridosha theory
  • Dhatus (relates to modern medicine)
  • Prakriti analysis
  • Diet according to prakriti
  • Dhatus in Ayurveda
  • General introduction to diet
  • Yogic diet
  • Mindful eating


  • Skeletal system
  • Muscular system
  • Endocrine system
  • Respiratory system
  • Digestive system
  • Circulatory system
  • Lymphatic system
  • Reproductive system

Various darshans

  • Body mind relationship
  • Key to success
  • Art of happiness
  • Power of transmutation
  • Power of subconscious mind
  • 5 elements
  • Philosophy and science of meditation

Sanskrit numbers

  • Ekam
  • Dive
  • Trini
  • Catvari
  • Panca
  • Sat
  • Sapta
  • Astau
  • Nava
  • Dasa
  • Ekadasa
  • Dvadasa
  • Trayodasa
  • Caturdasa
  • Pancadasa
  • Sodasa
  • Saptadasa
  • Astadasa

Hatha yoga asanas (71 poses)

Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga - primary series

  • Warm up poses (19 poses)
  • Seated poses (30 poses)
  • Finishing poses (14 poses)
  • Rest poses (1 pose)

Swami Sudhir

Swami Sudhir is the founder director of Shiva Yoga Peeth. He teaches Hatha yoga, Shivananda yoga, Ashtanga yoga, Kundalini yoga, Mantra yoga, etc. He has also extensively studied the Vedas, Vedanta, the Upanishads, and the Gita. Now, he has his yoga centers in Rishikesh and Dharamshala, where he offers expert yoga teacher training courses, and also travels in India extensively to spread the knowledge of yoga and help people. His aim is to spread yoga, spirituality, health, harmony, love, peace, and stress free living all over the world. Swami Sudhir also teaches yoga in Europe and Israel.

Swami Biswamvhar

Swami Biswamvhar is the elected president of Shiva Yoga Peeth. He has been practicing Hatha and Ashtanga yoga since he was a child and learned from many gurus. He has studied Gita, Ramayan, Bhagabad Gita, Upnisad, Vedas, Vedantas, Patanjali yoga sutras, etc. His aim is to spread the knowledge of yoga to all over world.

Lolita Webelman

Lolita Webelman took her first yoga class in India in 1999. She continued her practice in her native country, Mexico. She went on to train at The Iyengar Yoga Center in Mexico City. Considering herself an eternal yoga apprentice, she has taken multiple workshops, yoga, and meditation retreats in Mexico and the United States. She has taught Hatha and Ashtanga yoga in many different establishments. Now, she is teaching yoga in Shiva Yoga Peeth. Her classes are playful and dynamic with a focus on correct alignment.

Dr. Latika Verma

Dr. Latika Verma, born on February 13, 1978 in Jalandhar, India and graduated in 2003 in Ayurvedic medicine and surgery at the Dayanand Ayurvedic college. She has a vast experience in Ayurvedic medicine and now teaches anatomy and physiology of human body at Shiva Yoga Peeth. As yogic practices are little based on Ayurveda, she is an ideal person for teaching importance of anatomy in yoga.

Dr. Vinod Kumar

Dr. Vinod Kumar is the Ayurvedic consultant and panchakarama specialist. He has 13 years of experience of teaching (Ayurveda and yoga philosophy, anatomy and physiology for yoga studies), with different assignments in Ayurveda hospitals.

Rishikesh is called as the land of spirituality and yoga, situated in Uttarakhand, the northern state of India, encircled by Himalayan hills, and intersected by the wide and chuckling holly river Ganges. Rishikesh, a divine city on the earth, is claimed as the yoga capital of the globe. This is the leading reason that, people from all over world come to this destination to seek a spiritual pleaser and peace of mind. This place is full of spiritual ashrams, yoga shalas, temples, and many enchanting places. Thousands of tourists making their wish come true to feel the Rishikesh. In our epics, Rishikesh is called as Dev Bhoomi "the land of God". Rishikesh is a trek doorway to the Himalayan Shrines of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri.


  • Dehradun Airport, 25 minutes
  • Delhi Airport, 6 hours

During programs, we offer three vegetarian meals per day. All retreat guests may partake in meals during these times. Tea and biscuit will be served three times daily. Please avoid spicy, non-vegetarian meals outside of the course, as this is strictly not allowed within the ashram for the duration of the course. Students need to have only Sattvik food.

  • 2 days outing to a nearby location
  • 2 yoga t-shirts
  • 2 rudrakhya mala
  • 5 course books
  • 62 nights accommodation
  • A private room with attached bathroom and hot water
  • Cleansing process materials are provided
  • Diet food 3 times daily
  • Tea 3 times daily
  • Wi-Fi connection
  • Shiva Yoga Peeth provides you with all of the necessary study materials for the program. You will not need to go anywhere else to find our textbooks or other necessary learning aids. Our study material is well designed, in an easy comprehensive manner, which is simple to adopt and learn.

Arrival by bus/train

You can get either bus or train from Delhi to Haridwar, and from Haridwar to Rishikesh, you can board in local transportation (bus or auto).

For information about the booking conditions, please send Shiva Yoga Peeth an inquiry.
  • Review by Alexis Bowen
    10 out of 10

    "Shiva Yoga Peeth’s 200-hour teacher-training prepares its trainees to begin teaching the principles and techniques of yoga safely and competently."

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  • Review by Ornella Willi
    10 out of 10

    "It was a life changing and amazing spiritual experience here in rishikesh, its important to keep the focus and the teachers support each to keep and to graduate and to become a serious teacher."

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  • Review by Aaliya Tamara Noorani
    10 out of 10

    "The school and facilities are tremendous. The teaching staff are thoughtful, diligent and well rounded. Would recommend to anyone looking to take a course in India."

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  • Review by Duc-An HUA
    10 out of 10

    "Thanks to Shiva Yoga peeth I have discovered the real meaning of yoga. All the teachers were good, the practical and also the theorical. I especially enjoy the philosophy class. I know that yoga is the best way to keep physical and mental health."

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  • Review by Kirsten Robinson
    10 out of 10

    "The teachers of Shiva Yoga Peeth are amazing. I learned a lot from their amazing instruction!"

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  • Review by Demet Ulas
    10 out of 10

    "I'm happy and blessed having the opportunity to be at shiva yoga peeth."

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  • Review by Jennet Lo Jia Wei
    10 out of 10

    "Great experience in Shiva Yoga Peeth and truly a life changing journey!"

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  • Review by Eva Munoz
    10 out of 10

    "The professionally, care and dedication of Shiva Yoga Peeth is a prove of the unity of Yoga; This is the best school I could have chosen; Incredible experience and I would not hesitate to highly recommend it to everyone interested in learning about true Yoga."

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  • Review by Gema Hoyas Frontera
    10 out of 10

    "Really wonderful training, excellent teachers."

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  • Review by Leopoldo Rubalcava
    10 out of 10

    "Very good teachers with great knowledge, experience and open heart."

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  • Review by Blythe Blackwell
    10 out of 10

    "The school location is wonderful for students who want exposure to traditional yoga. I received excellent instruction from the yoga instructors at Shiva Yoga Peeth."

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  • Review by China Opland
    8 out of 10

    "My journey in India has been one of the most life changing experiences. It is a country of organized chaos, in which no one could ever prepare you for until you live it for yourself. Rishikesh is a cute little town where it is easy to get to know most of the locals and develop friendships with them. Shiva Yoga Peeth is an incredible establishment with some of the most brilliant yoga instructors. The ashtanga teacher, Siddharth, ignited my love for ashtanga, offering great adjustments, and modifications for asanas and always comes to class with a refreshing energy. Raviji, the hatha teacher, has taught very restorative classes with a myriad of different techniques that have been great to learn many variations of stretches and asanas for future teaching. Sushan is a being of pure yogic knowledge, he is always so peaceful to be around and is always there to answer everyones questions and help as best he can. He holds a healing pranayama morning class, with the setting of the moon upon the Ganges and the rising of the sun, as well as a very interesting anatomy and physiology course. Our meditation and philosophy teacher is such a kind soul, with a gift for bringing out peoples hearts and creating a safe environment to share our deepest thoughts and feelings.The food is always delicious and easy to digest, I specifically love the oatmeal with raisins for breakfast and of course the chai. The yoga hall is so beautiful overlooking the Ganges, with amazing sunlight from the sunrise and sunset from the rooftop. Mother Ganges beholds an energy like no other. Her Spirit transcends into each of us solely through her divine presence beside Shiva Yoga Peeth's pristine location. Ending my last month of a 6-month odyssey across South East Asia, I could not think of a more perfect place to return back to my true self, to be able to meditate upon all the things I have experienced, and under the holy energy of this town, its people, and all the students from around the world who unite together through this boundless love of yoga.Love, light, and my deepest gratitude. Namaste!"

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  • Review by Jyoti Durrant from Melbourne, Australia
    8 out of 10

    "I visited Rishikesh 5 years ago and was enchanted by her beauty; surrounded by the lush foothills of the Himalaya and caressed by the powerful Ganga it is a very scared place. I remember the first night I spent there falling asleep to the sound of prayer and waking to the sound of prayer, I vowed to return one day and study yoga. It was an incredible journey; I feel I have been challenged physically, mentally and emotionally and have gained a lot of personal insight and strength from the experience and now have the foundation and tools to further develop my practice and confidence to teach others.The course is very comprehensive exploring all aspects of yoga from philosophy to anatomy with the right balance of discipline and nurture. The teachers are all inspirational and the staff are very warm and friendly.I highly recommend Shiva Yoga Peeth." website, edited

  • Review by Santhosh Kumar
    10 out of 10

    "It was an amazing experience staying in the ashrama. The food is also more sathvik for mind more than body along with beautiful environment. Swami Sudhirji has massive knowledge in his field and himself a strong yoga and spirituality practitioner. Very nice place for traditional yoga practice. I strongly suggest this place to enjoy yoga on the barrier of the Ganga river and cool air."

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  • Review by Angela Aguirre from Colombia
    10 out of 10

    "Each time that I come to India, I find new important things that help me to understand better the aim of life.This time was a great gift to be in Rishikesh, a bridge between the body and soul. I'm happy to have a place in Shiva Yoga Peeth to improve my knowledge. I carry an excellent remembrance of its teachers, well -Trained professionals and wonderful human beings. The foods always was making with love, and that is very important and valued for me.The next time, I would want to stay more time inside cavern, was very nice. Thanks for ever!"

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  • Review by Nathan Klein
    10 out of 10

    "I'd recommend Shiva Yoga Peeth to anyone! I did my 200 hour teacher training here and I think I may be coming back in 2016 to do the 300 hour training! The teachers are incredible, the location is perfect and the facilities are everything you could want them to be! I had an unforgettable group classmates for the month and I don't doubt that this place hosts a group of sincere and beautiful yogis every month!"

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  • Review by Mauricio Montalvo (Mau) from Ecuador
    10 out of 10

    "I was so lucky and blessed to have been able to attend SHIVA YOGA PEETH for my for my 200 & 300 hours YTT courses in 2012, 2013 and 2014 respectively. The first time I went to study with Swami Sudhir Annand was by far the best experience of my life. I was able to learn so much about the true nature of Yoga and of its history. The course was so well designed and organized that I felt I could finally understand the true essence of a yogic lifestyle.Thanks to SHIVA YOGA PEETH Swami Ji, and its fantastic staff members, I gained valuable knowledge in Pranayama, Asanas Kriyas, Mantras, Ayurveda, yogic nutrition, proper alignment, the 8 limbs of Yoga and all the essential tools to become a successful yoga teacher.After I finished my 200 hours, I returned to Japan where I was working as an English teacher and for the last two years my wife (who also did her 200 hours YTT course at SHIVA YOGA PEETH) and I founded the AUMAU YOGA community in the city of Fukuoka. This project was designed to offer our students the opportunity to experience a full traditional Indian style yoga class in English.After the first year I felt the need to learn more and so I went back to SHIVA YOGA PEETH to complete my 300 YTT course in 2013. This time I spent learning and practicing more advanced yoga techniques and it was truly one of the best courses I've ever taken in my life. The satvic diet and all vegetarian cuisine of India is certainly an essential compliment to the lifestyle as well as the comfortable and secure single and shared rooms. The Sunday outings and tours of the area just make you feel adventurous and safe at the same time and the landscapes are just magnificent.For anyone thinking about taking a Yoga Teachers' Training course, I highly recommend and endorse SHIVA YOGA PEETH as the best school in Rishikesh. It is an overall enlightening journey.I can't wait to go back to SHIVA YOGA PEETH (again)!"

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  • Review by Tho Hui Lee
    10 out of 10

    "I love the place that we having our course at Shiva Yoga Peeth in Rishikesh- The world capital of yoga. Scenically located where the Holy Ganges River comes down from the Himalayas. Rishikesh, also known as the Place of Sagas is a spiritual town surrounded by scenic beauty of the hills on three sides and fresh air here. Rishikesh is a vegetarian city by law, as well as an alcohol-free city. We have very delicious food in the ashram, from morning breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner are all cook for yogic diet, healthy and yummy :) I met a lot of nice people from all around the world during my course, my course mate, my teacher, the friendly staffs here and the shopkeeper, they have a very nice smiling face always especially the founder of this school~ Swami Sudhiranand, he always spreading the positive energy to the people surrounding him... OM... a blissful place you would love to be..."

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  • Review by Emma from Dublin, Ireland
    8 out of 10

    "I had a wonderful time at Shiva Yoga Peeth. They are very dedicated to providing a comprehensive yoga teacher training course. I was well looked after and taken care of. They listened to any concerns people had and even changed the programme when people asked for different classes. They were very eager to provide what people wanted. It was a life changing experience for me to visit Rishikesh and I would recommend a trip to anyone interested in yoga and personal development," website, edited

  • Review by Monika Haneckova
    10 out of 10

    "It was an interesting course with deep values, nice people, a great experience that was organized well with great food, a wealth of knowledge and clean energy. Thank you to Shiva Yoga Peeth team and thank you to Yogi Sudhir for everything."

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  • Review by Roman Stefan
    10 out of 10

    "Thank you for your course. It was managed and organized very professionally. I am happy to have attended the course. Thank you a lot. Namaste."

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  • Review by Barbara Vetorova
    10 out of 10

    "I found this course brought me more insight with regards to pranayama, kiryas and mantras. The course had been well planned and with a methodical approach to our learning. For me it has given me a new approach and a deeper knowledge of myself and my surroundings."

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  • Review by Mikko Angesleva
    10 out of 10

    "Yogi Sudhir is master of Nauli (abdominal churning) and wizard of improvisation. He has very greative style to guide; also he is flexible according student individual needs. After this course i sure feel confidence to teach Yoga."

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  • Review by James Brown from Canada

    "Shiva Yoga Peeth teacher training program was much more than I expected. Coming from Canada, I had practiced yoga for about 2 years. I had a good physical practice and thought I knew quite a bit about yoga. Shiva Yoga Peeths traditional Hatha style yoga course taught me so much more than I have ever imagined. Whether you are intending on teaching yoga after this course or just doing it for your personal practice, I strongly recommend you go to India and take a traditional yoga teacher training course, and I strongly recommend you do it through Shiva Yoga Peeth. The purity and personal practice of Swami Sudir is unparalleled, the location is outside of rishikesh so your not in a big city, and the bonds you make with fellow students will stay with you for your life time. I came to take a yoga teacher training course, and I left with the tools that will enhance my life forever."

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  • Review by Suzy Nye

    " My time in the ashram completing the 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training has not only shown me what my physical body is capable of, but has helped me to harness and use a new voice and my natural ability to teach. We were also very well taken care of. For westerners coming without any other experience in India, it is a very comfortable way to arrive and find their India feet. In the ashram, any sort of help is available, and the food here is prepared with love and care in a hygienic manner. Also, the program is very comprehensive. In such a short amount of time, I was able to understand so much about yogic philosophy, as well as practice. My month at Shiva Yoga Peeth helped me on my path to becoming a safe and effective yoga teacher. Rishikesh is also a beautiful place to spend some time. A very holy place, right on the bank of the Ganga, Rishikesh is a properly Indian place where one can still find some western comforts. Plus, there is a bounty of natural beauty here, with countless waterfalls in the area, beautiful jungle and views of the Himalayas. My time here has affected my life in a very profound and positive way!"

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  • Review by Marissa Nolan

    "I completed my training under guidance of Swami Sudhir at Shiva Yoga Peeth, Reshikesh, India. Internationally qualified to instruct in Traditional Hatha, Ashtanga, Sivananda, Pranayama & Yogic Meditation. I am extremely fortunate to have had the opportunity to study with such a profound teacher who lives the simple yet powerful yogic values and has dedicated his life to sharing its benefits and wisdom throughout the world. Deeply understanding the enormity of compassion, humor, simplicity, generosity, gentleness, dedication to higher values and practice is a gift that will stay with me for a life time. If you have ever considered studying yoga or visiting an ashram in India I couldn't recommend Swami Sudhir enough. Swami ensures it is always an unforgettable experience showing you the best of India and Indian way of life.He is one of few Swamis that has the ability to teach traditional practice in a deeply meaningful way, to transform and inspire each person inexactly the way they need and help each individual to find 'their yoga'."

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The prices below include an early bird discount of 200 USD for 1 person and of 600 USD for 2 persons. To benefit book or reserve 2 months before the start date of course.

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