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56 Days 500-Hour YTT in Rishikesh, India

Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh

Be cleansed and transformed from the inside out with yoga, while having a deep abiding degree of dedication through this 500-hour yoga teacher training in Rishikesh. Sign up now before it is too late as there is only a limited amount of space.


  • Mantra chanting
  • Sanskrit training
  • Guided meditation sessions
  • Lectures and courses on yoga
  • 55 nights of accommodation
  • Daily yoga practices
  • All daily meals

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56 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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There are two sets of expectations for a 500-hour yoga teacher certification course. There are the expectations of the academics that are guiding interns enrolled within the course. There is also a set of expectations on the part of the student, who is selecting a specific 500-hour yoga teacher training course. Of course, a scholar should choose a training program properly and make sure the curriculum and objectives of the yoga teacher training course matches his or her skilled and private aspirations.

Improve qualities of character and commitment

A yoga student who enrolls in knowledgeable degree, a 500-hour yoga certification course will receive a deep abiding degree of dedication. This dedication to the inside and outer transformation is as a result of cleansing results of yoga. A scholar who enrolls in knowledgeable yoga instructor coaching course will study via private expertise of the profound affect inside an everyday and sustained observe of yogic techniques and disciplines. The student should also apply him or herself to the thorough examine or anatomy, physiology, the subtleties of asana sequencing, Yoga as therapy, the facility of mudras, bandhas, chakras, mantras, superior meditation, and pranayama techniques.

Via sustained follow and focus, the potential yoga instructor will develop into more conscious of his or her strengths and weaknesses as a yoga trainer trainee. This profound yogic experience may be humbling and on the same time it's a methodology for reaching states of clarity. A yoga instructor trainee should persist with this course of whereas learning the right way to develop and strengthen areas of weaknesses. Interns discover ways to stability energy and weakness as a potential yoga teacher.

Living yoga in the world

A student who enrolls in a 500-hour yoga instructor certification course will in the end discover ways to integrate the experience of yoga, both on and off the mat. Knowledgeable level yoga teacher training program will carry a pupil's personal life into alignment with the essential yogic tenets taught by Pantanjali. These are the tenets one learns inside the yoga sutras, equivalent to: self-inquiry, not stealing and truthfulness. If a potential yoga trainer does not combine his or her yogic experiences, knowledge and pointers into his or her home life, the rasa or bliss of yoga will slip through the teacher trainee's palms and can reduce his or her means to uplift and impact future yoga college students in a positive way.

Main focus

  • Hatha yoga
  • Ashtanga Vinyasa
  • Kundalini yoga
  • Pranayama
  • Meditation
  • Ayurveda
  • Yoga therapy
  • Massage therapy
  • Marm therapy
  • Yoga sutra
  • Teaching methodology
  • Diet and prana
  • Focus on spirituality with spiritual masters

Syllabus of study

  • Asana practice and asana philosophy
  • Pranayama (breathing techniques)
  • Mudra and Bandha (yogic locked)
  • Meditation
  • Cleansing process (Kriya)
  • Teaching practice
  • Basic Ayurveda, nutrition and the yogic diet.
  • Anatomy (physical, mental and spiritual benefits of yoga)
  • Physiology of yogic practice
  • Teaching Methodology of different styles of yoga - Patanjali, Ashtanga, traditional & classical Hatha, Vinyasa, Shivananda, power yoga etc.
  • Hatha yoga pradipica
  • Mantra recitation
  • Introduction of seven chakras and five elements
  • Yoga life style
  • Teaching practicum
  • Ethics for yoga teachers

Daily schedule

  • TTC program is 7 - 8 hours a day. (6 days per week)
  • 05:00 - Wake up time
  • 05:45 - 06:00 - Mantra chanting
  • 06:00 - 08:00 - Yoga practice (asana and pranayama)
  • 08:00 - 09:00 - Karma yoga (selfless service)
  • 09:00 - 09:30 - Breakfast / snacks
  • 10:00 - 10:45 - Yoga Nidra / theory lecture I
  • 11:15 - 12:00 - Theory lecture II
  • 12:15 - 13:00 - Lunch
  • 13:00 - 15:00 - Resting time (self-study)
  • 15:00 - 15:15 - Herbal drink
  • 15:15 - 16:00 - Theory lecture III
  • 16:15 - 18:00 - Yoga practice (asana and pranayama)
  • 18:45 - 19:15 - Mantra chanting / meditation
  • 19:30 - 20:00 - Dinner
  • 20:15 - 21:00 - Sanskrit training / meditation / yoga songs (bhajans) / group discussions
  • 22:00 - Bed time

Included excursions

Fairs and festivals

The yoga festivals in Rishikesh are one of the most popular in the country of India. Lectures and yoga lessons are conducted by experts in this field during which yoga teachers from different parts of the country participate and many people come from different parts of the country to attend this. Attending satsangs and meditation sessions also form a major part of the yoga festival in the city of Rishikesh.Ganga Aarti is another religious ceremony celebrated during the yoga festival in Rishikesh.

Retreat location

Rishikesh is located in the northern part of Uttarakhand. Rishikesh has been the center of spiritual and religious activities since ancient times. This place situated on the right bank of the river Ganga is surrounded on all sides by beautiful hills. Rishikesh is the gateway for pilgrimage to Badrinath and Kedarnath.Rishikesh is also referred as the yoga capital of the world and it houses a number of ashrams offering yoga and meditation courses. This famous pilgrimage spot is also noted for its traditional and cultural performances, exotic cuisine and many other enriching unique factors which fascinates the tourists coming here giving them a wonderful experience. Its serene and holy atmosphere inspires the pilgrims with pious thoughts. It is around Rishikesh where sages, seers or the rishis and munis in ancient times practiced severe penance and meditation. Rishikesh is also an interesting places for those who adventure as passion for in recent times, it is developing as a place of adventure tourism like white water rafting.

Things to do (optional)

Triveni Ghat

This is a well-known bathing ghat on the bank of the Ganga in the city of Rishikesh. In the evening, devotees sing song in adoration to the Gnaga and float in the river with hands full of flowers with lighted eastern lamps. This presents a very enchanting scene of the tourists and devotees. According to the legend, in ancient times, this place was the confluence of three mountain streams and it came to be known as Triveni Ghat.

Bharat temple

It is close to Triveni Ghat, a grand temple of Lord Vishnu. As it was the place of penance of God Ram's younger brother Bharat, it came to be known as Bharat temple. The presiding deity of this temple is Lored Narayana and inscriptions say that this temple was renovated by Shankaracharya, the great theologian of the 8th century.

Lakshman Jhula

This Jhula is built over Ganga en-route from Rishikesh to Devprayag, at a distance of 4 kilometers from Rishikesh. This bridge connects the borders of the areas of Tehri and Pauri. The legend is that Ram Chandraji's younger brother Lakshman performed penance here. After his name this hanging bridge came to be known as Lakshman Jhoola. A grand temple of Lakshman is situated in the vicinity of the bridge. There are many temples nearby which are worth seeing. It is made over river Ganges to cross the river and is a landmark of Rishikesh. A similar bridge near Lakshman Jhula is Ram Jhula It is said that Lakshman crossed Ganges on jute ropes between the place where this bridge is built.

Ram Jhula

There is also another suspension bridge across the Ganga, which is known as Ram or Sivananda Jhula. Ram Jhula is located 3 kilometers (1.9 mi) north of Rishikesh at Muni Ki Reti. There are some of the Hindu ashrams and religious centers like "The Gita Bhawan", and "Swarg Ashram" located here. It is also a connecting bridge between Swargadham, Gita Bhawan and other temples with Sivananda ashram. Though similar in design, this bridge is bigger than Lakshman Jhula. This bridge constructed with the span of 450 feet (140 m) and above 59 feet (18 m) from summer water level.

Neelkanth Mahadev

This place is 12 kilometers away from Rishikesh on foot but by road it is at a distance of 38 kilometers. The legend is that after taking poison found as a result of churning of the ocean, God Shankar's throat turned blue and that is why the God Neelkanth was installed here. The devotees visit this place throughout the year but during the whole month of Shravan the temple is thronged by tourist and devotees.

Kailash Niketan temple

Crossing Lakshman Jhula, the main temple you will see is Kailash Niketan temple. It is a 13-storey structure slightly different from regular temples. The temple has sculptures of all the gods and goddesses.

Kunjapuri temple

This temple of Goddess Durga is situated on a hill at a distance of 25 kilometers. On foot it is 5 kilometers away from Narendranagar township and at a distance 3 kilometers from the Hindolakhal bus stand. There is a road for jeep and taxi to reach the temple from this place. Panoramic views of the Rishikesh valley and the snow clad Himalayan peaks can be seen.

Vashisht cave

  • This ancient cave is situated at a distance of 25 kilometers from Rishikesh on the road Devprayag. This cave is the place of penance by sage Vashisht.

Rajaji national park

The Rajaji national park sprawls over an area of 820.42 sq. km along the foothills of Shivalik ranges. The Rajaji national park was established in the year 1983 by amalgamating three wildlife sanctuaries namely Rajaji, Motichur and Chilla. The Rajaji national park is rich in fossils, which include both its flora and fauna thus giving a lot of opportunities to wildlife and nature lovers.

Gita Bhuvan

  • This newly constructed building is famous for its attractive paintings and statues from the Hindu mythology, situated just across the Lakshman Jhula.

Swarga ashram

  • One can find numerous temples here. This place has the eating joints and shops where one can do shopping. The beautiful statues in the area mesmerize the visitors.

Activities in Rishikesh

People coming here apart from pilgrimage can also indulge in activities like trekking, rafting and yoga. Yoga is primarily a philosophical science, born out of man's need to fathom the meaning of existence. Patanjali, the father of yoga, states in the second sutra "Yoga is the cessation of consciousness." The ultimate aim of yoga is self-evolution. In ancient times, when people lived the yogic way, good health was the natural result of their lifestyle. But, as health deteriorated with man's changing values, yoga gained ground in its use as therapy. Rishikesh, being the yoga capital of the country there are number of yoga centers teaching yoga. All most all the tourist coming here benefit by these yoga training centers.


It is quite interesting to shop in Rishikesh for its uniqueness. Rishikesh is noted for its Shekhawati paintings and miniatures, which are available in the "Open Air Art Gallery. The other items in the shopping list includes carved wooden furniture, semi-precious stones, astrological stones, Ayurvedic medicine, medicinal plants, woolens, and junk jewelery. Some of the few reliable shops in Rishikesh are government approved handloom shop, khadi bhandar, Garhwal wool and craft shop.

What's included

  • Full tuition
  • 3 vegetarian meals in a day
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary tea.
  • Room accommodation with air-conditioner
  • Yoga course material
  • Shatkama kit (cleansing techniques)
  • Free Ayurvedic massage class.
  • Yoga course material
  • 1 day out tour
  • Practical and theoretical exams and international yoga teacher/yoga master diploma.

What's not included

  • Books and notebooks
  • Any other local travel or sightseeing
  • Other items of personal nature

How to get there

Arrival by road

To commute within Rishikesh there are tongas, taxis and rickshaws available. Whereas from other cities and states buses are operated by state transport corporations and private operators (deluxe, semi deluxe coaches) are available for Rishikesh. Apart from that one can also hire private vehicles to get there.

Arrival by airplane

  • Indian airlines connect Dehradun to Delhi. Some chartered planes also operate from Jolly Grant airport.

Arrival by train

  • Rishikesh is connected by rail via Haridwar (24 km) to Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi, Lucknow, Varanasi, Dehradun and other cities.

Arrival by taxi

  • From New Delhi Airport to Rishikesh Ashram for an approximately cost of 100 USD.
  • From New Delhi Airport to Rishikesh & Rishikesh to New Delhi Airport for an approximately cost of 180 USD.


  • Jolly Grant airport, 18 km

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% 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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