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28 Days 200hr Yoga Teacher Training in India

  • Siddha Yoga Peeth, Lakshman Jhula, Rishikesh 249201, India


200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training India

The 200-Hour Yoga Alliance registered yoga teacher training program at Siddha Yoga Peeth is perfect for a true yoga aspirant. This course includes all the important components of yoga and is led by instructors with a profound knowledge of yoga. The program will strengthen your own practice, allowing you to use your own experience and knowledge to teach others with confidence.


  • Yoga Alliance certificate
  • Morning cleansing practices
  • Daily guided meditation sessions
  • Emotional purification through asansa and pranayama
  • Daily group yoga practice and lectures
  • A day of outing in Rishikesh
  • 27 nights’ accommodation
  • 3 daily diet meals
  • 28 days with instruction
  • English
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The accommodation provided is similar to an ashram with an in-room bathroom, Wi-Fi connection, and required toiletries.

With this program, you will be guided through the whole process with the expertise of the instructors. Your confidence to teach others from your experience and knowledge will be strengthened through this training. The syllabus for this training program will be divided in four parts. Each part will give you a deeper understanding of not only yoga but also various other subjects and areas.

Course Syllabus

Part 1

  • Introduction to yoga
  • Meaning and definitions of yoga according to different authentic scriptures
  • Paths of yoga
  • Sankhya philosophy
  • Other details of yoga philosophy
  • Understanding creation as per Shankya
  • Understanding of body as per pancha koshas and pancha pranas
  • Understanding the chakras and its manifested parts, like endocrine system and nerve plexus
  • The 3 Nadis (Ida, Pingala, and Sushumna) and its influence on the physiology
  • The way to balance Ida and Pingala through asanas and pranayama
  • Self-realization of the present status of gunas, chakras, pranas, and koshas
  • Thorough inspection or reflexion exercises

Part 2

  • Introduction of the right aliment of standing series, forward bends, twists, seated postures, inversions, and arm balances
  • Benefits of asana and pranayama for body, mind, and soul
  • Emotional purification through asana and pranayama

Part 3

  • Human anatomy and physiology

Part 4

  • Ethics of a yoga practitioner and teacher
  • Yoga teacher ethics based on the dharma concept (Karma yoga), Yama, and Niyama of Ashtanga yoga
  • Examples from Indian history and mythology to reflect on teachers’ ethics
  • Kriya yoga concept of yoga sutras for a teacher
  • Professional ethics of a teacher, physical touch, limitations, and disclaimers
  • Teachers conduct out of the yoga class and on social media
  • An assignment on Yama Niyama related concepts in other cultures and religions

Training daily schedule

  • 05:30 Cleansing practices and morning pooja
  • 05:30 Sukshma kriyas and cleansing kriyas
  • 06:00 Chanting and pranayama
  • 07:00 Tea
  • 07:15 Ashtanga Vinyasa flow
  • 08:45 Breakfast
  • 09:30 Philosophy
  • 10:30 Self-study and contemplation 
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 13:00 Team or group practice, self-alignment, and correction
  • 15:30 Anatomy
  • 16:15 Tea
  • 16:30 Hatha yoga (teaching methodology)
  • 18:30 Prana balancing and guided meditation
  • 19:45 Dinner
  • 20:30 Discourse and deep meditation (optional)
  • Shailendra Shivananda

    At the age of 21, he studied astrology, numerology, and his normal academic studies. After completing college, he started at a job, but decided to pursue yoga instead. He took the initiation from Avdhoot Baba Shivananda and started his intense practice. Shailendra moved to Rishikesh to further enhance his journey and advance his level of Sadhna and yoga practice.

  • Yudhishther Paul

    Paul is one of India`s most profound personalities. He is a yoga teacher and has conducted 20 yoga Saadhna camps of 15 days each and trained 2500 people in the field of yoga since 1992. Paul is also President of International Naturopathy Organization, the largest NGO of yoga and naturopathy with 24 state branches and active members of 20,000 in India and abroad.

  • Om Dwivedi

    Om Dwivedi was born and raised in the town of Rishikesh and started studying yoga at the young age of 14 years old. His yoga journey started in 1990 guided by his spiritual guru. He has conducted numerous yoga workshops and yoga training sessions for groups and individuals all over the travel industry in Rishikesh and has started his own yoga studio, Yoga Chakra Rishikesh.

Siddha Yoga Peeth is situated at the heart of Rishikesh, the yoga capital of the world. Rishikesh happens to be the ideal destination to learn and develop one’s potential through yoga due to its spiritually rich heritage that allows seekers to tune in to the infinite potential of their own being by grace of the divine mother Ganga.

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Toiletries

You will be provided with diet meals along with tea three times a day.

  • 27 nights’ private room accommodation
  • Classes on balancing prana
  • Course books and t-shirt
  • Daily guided meditation classes
  • Diet meals and tea provided 3 times a day
  • Group practice sessions and lectures
  • One day to explore Rishikesh
  • Yoga Alliance certificate

Driving directions from Lakshman Jhula

  • Take right from Lakshman Jhula and walk 50 meters towards Ram Jhula.
  • Siddha Yoga Peeth is on the left after crossing Cafe Coffee Day.
For information about the booking conditions, please send Siddha Yoga Peeth an inquiry.
  • Review by Rupertoo Peters from UK

    "Just completed a three-day course here on our way through India and had an amazing time. Neither my partner or I are very experienced in yoga, but even in our three days, we have learned huge amounts and been given plenty to get on with at home. The meditations were fantastic and led us to explore new areas of ourselves. The staff are absolutely wonderful, very warm and welcoming. Me and my partner felt massively at home here and are very grateful we chose this yoga school."

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  • Review by Kevin Nelson from Basingstoke, England

    "I had the most amazing 24 days at Siddha Yoga Peeth. This was my first visit to India, and a beginner to Yoga and Meditation, everyone made me feel welcome, I would highly recommend Siddha Yoga Peeth to anyone who wants to learn yoga or has been doing it for years but would like to improve."

    "Vimel, our teacher, was brilliant in showing us all, I am now hooked on yoga and feel 100% better and relaxed (as Vimel would say it's all in the mind...). Since being back I have taken up yoga on a weekly basis.. working on my Head stands.By the end of my stay I felt like I was part of the family and I will be returning, to carry on with all that I learned. The food was lovely and fresh, not being a vegetarian before I have now cut back on meat and feel a lot better for it. Thank you for the wonderful experience of India and yoga." website, edited

  • Review by Andy from Singapore

    "I highly recommend Siddha Yoga Peeth. I've recently completed 21 days there as a yoga beginner on the yoga and detox retreat. I now have a much better understanding of meditation, nutrition and yoga thanks to the teachers there. I left feeling mentally refreshed and physically much stronger and fitter having lost several kilograms of excess weight!"

    "I loved several aspects of the place. Firstly the yoga teacher Vimal was a superstar. He really took me from (very very very) beginner stage and taught me how I could improve through daily practice. He tailored the classes so that the more able students could push themselves whilst not losing sight of the beginners like me. I've continued with self practice since I left and one day I hope I will be back to learn more! Thank you for everything you taught while I was there."

    "The food was amazingly fresh and well prepared. Before going, I was worried that I would not be able to deal with 21 days of vegetarian food. I've not spent such a period of time without eating meat. Honestly I should not have worried at all as the food was delicious and always so fresh I didn't miss non-veg food. Thank you to everyone in the kitchen and cafe for providing nourishing food on a daily basis!"

    "I really enjoyed the breathing flow and meditation classes too. Again, they were well paced so that I could understand the basics quickly and then start to include these ideas in my daily life. Thank you to Shailendra and Kamakshi for these classes and also with the great day trips to the Evening River Prayers, the Vashishtha caves and the yoga class by the Ganges. These trips were a real highlight so thank you for taking time to organize these, so we could see more of Rishikesh during our stay."

    "If I had to summarize I would say that everyone at Siddha Yoga Peeth is geared up to give you the opportunity to learn and to explore how yoga, meditation and nutrition can improve your life and the body you live in. That is really their passion and their motivation. I hope one day to be back for more!"

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  • Review by Bijender Lather

    "I chose the seven days Yoga Retreat at Siddha Yoga Peeth and it was the best decision I made. The retreat campus is very well located and all facilities were good. Right from the morning Yoga classes to Shailendra ji's meditation sessions: the retreat program was very relaxing and rejuvenating. A must visit! Will come back for sure!"

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  • Review by Felix Gan from London, UK

    "I did a four-day yoga retreat at Siddha Yoga Peeth in January 2017. Even though it was short but it gave me a great introduction on how the retreat is like and at the end of it I wished I could stay longer. I definitely will come back for a longer retreat in near future. Watched the Ganga Aarti performance on the first night, massage and outdoor yoga by the Ganges river around Rishikesh. Daily yoga in the morning has allowed me to stretch myself further and I learned the different styles of yoga. Meditation and breathing sessions were conducted whilst I was there. The staff has really shown me all the things during my stay here. Last but not least the yummylicous vegetarian food during the retreat has been amazing and I couldn't really fault that at all. Overall great experience!"

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  • Review by Simone Smith

    "The Yoga retreat at Siddha Yoga Peeth was perfect! I loved the meditation sessions run by Sharlender and the yoga classes were great too. Our host Kamakshi was also so kind and gave us a lot of valuable information. Another highlight was the food and the massages, as well as the day-trip to the cave and Ganges. Thank you for everything xx we will be back."

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  • Review by Julian from Cambridge, UK

    "I had a truly wonderful time at Siddha Yoga Peeth. This was my first time in India and both Shailendra and Mishu made me feel so welcome and at home. The 7 day retreat was a perfect balance of great yoga from varied instructors, delicious varied food in a very relaxing and friendly setting and wonderful company from both other guests and the staff and was everything I could have hoped for from my first experience in India. I highly recommend it to anyone wanting a deeply relaxing retreat."

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  • Review by Lyan Ki from Hong Kong

    "I have enjoyed a seven-day yoga retreat at Siddha Yoga Peeth in end November. I loved Rishikesh and this place very much. The daily routine was just right with sufficient time for private practice (on the roof with a view) and for exploring the surrounding. The excursions to the mountains and the Ganges are not to be missed. I learned a lot from the yoga and meditation teachers who were attentive at all times. Can't wait to be back for more - a longer yoga retreat, or even a teacher training! :)"

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  • Review by Kanishka Sarna from New Delhi, India

    "Highly recommended!!! Best teachers in Rishikesh ever! Thank you so much!"

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  • Review by Brady Bradley Cookes from Marina Del Rey California

    "My experience at Siddha Yoga Peeth has been my favorite time in the three week stay in India. They took me in and made me feel like family. The staff and service is excellent and on it! "

    "And, this time is seriously hard for everyone in India with the economy crash and money. The staff really helped me through this and made my time there the most memorable in my life. "

    "I'll be back to Rishikesh and staying at Siddha Yoga Peeth!" website, edited

  • Review by Jenny Kondol from UK

    "Wonderful place to spend some time out finding out more about yourself and what makes a real yogi. I couldn't have wished to meet a nicer, warmer group of people to help guide me through my three-week stay. Fantastic meditation classes, great food, energizing yoga and wonderful people. Thank you for an unforgettable time at Siddha Yoga Peeth!"

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  • Review by Cara Vaimiti from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

    "I have just finished the one week Siddha Yoga Peeth retreat today to keep traveling, but i wish i could have stayed longer! They are extremely nice and kind which is so thankful when it's your first time in india. Yoga, massage sessions, meditation, a lot of positive energy, plus incredible Indian food is the perfect combination to find peace and happiness from the first day of stay. I would totally recommend Siddha Yoga Peeth !!"

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  • Review by Maria from Barcelona, Catalunya

    "I have just finished the one week Siddha Yoga Peeth ashram today to keep traveling but I wish I could have stayed longer! They are extremely nice and kind which is so thankful when it is your first time in India. Yoga, massage sessions, meditation, a lot of positive energy plus incredible Indian food is the perfect combination to find peace and happiness from the first day of stay. I would totally recommend Siddha Yoga Peeth!" website, edited

  • Review by Eduardo from Portugal

    "My experience with Siddha Yoga Peeth was incredible! I went initially for a one week yoga detox program and I ended up extending my stay for 15 days more. I was super well treated from the day I arrived. Everyone in the school is super kind and understanding. The teachers are amazingly professional and engaged. I learned a lot during my stay!"

    "I would recommend anyone to try Siddha Yoga Peeth! You won´t regret it!" website, edited

  • Review by Madhu Sudan Agarwal

    "Very good yoga teacher and classes are awesome! Meditation classes are so peaceful and nice."

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  • Review by Maa Gyan Jyoti

    "This is one of the best school in Rishikesh. Very good teachers with throughly knowledge of subject and very friendly in nature stay was amazing and food is divine I will surely recommend the school for anyone who want to have deep experience of meditation and various sadhanas"

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  • Review by Mukul Verma

    "I think Siddha Yoga Peeth it is the only name you can go without hesitation. The teachers were excellent in such a way that through teaching methodology and their experiences and guidance you already get a very clear understanding of what really yoga is and gain self confidence before you finish the course. I highly recommend Siddha Yoga Peeth to anybody who is in search to deepen his/her yoga practices. Accommodation is very good too, very clean friendly owner and staff. Everything was organized very neatly according to the students needs. Thanks to the founder of the school Shailendra for establishing such a good quality school in Rishikesh."

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  • Review by Nishi Sinha from New Delhi, India

    "Best yoga institute I would love to go! In the practice of yoga one can emphasize the body, the mind or the self and hence the effort can never be fruitless."

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  • Review by Navjyot Singh Sodhi from India

    "My life has been changed in the most beautiful and positive sense of the word. There really are not enough thank yous in the world to fully express the extreme gratitude. Thank You Siddha Yoga Peeth."

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  • Review by Kamakshi Sharma

    "Had an amazing yoga and meditation experience at Siddha Yoga Peeth, Rishikesh."

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  • Review by Kathrin Ernstberger from Germany

    "es wurde auf eurer Website als "Veganer Yoga-Urlaub" angekündigt. Leider war das nicht richtig, es war nur vegetarisch. Aber die Leute vor Ort haben sich große Mühe gegeben, mir vegane Speisen zuzubereiten. Zudem wurde es als "Detox"-Yogaretreat angeboten und ich kann nicht achvollziehen, was daran Detox gewesen sein soll... Das Hotelzimmer waren nicht besonders, es waren keine bezogene Matratze und Decke vorhanden, es war nachts auch sehr kalt, da es keine Heizung gab. Im Yogaraum gab es keine Meditationskissen und zu wenig Decken. Da es sehr kalt war, wären diese notwendig. Das angepriesene Steaming gab es auch nicht, nur Massage. Die Leute waren sehr nett und haben sich sehr gut gekümmert. Die Ausflüge waren schön und sie haben sich immer große Mühe gegeben, den Aufenthalt schön zu gestalten und viel von der Umgebung zu sehen. Die Meditationen waren sehr gut. Den Yoga-Unterricht hat zwar ein guter Lehrer angeleitet, aber der Unterricht war nicht geeignet für Anfänger und Teilnehmer, die nur wenige Tage dort sind." Website, edited

Rishikesh , India

Siddha Yoga Peeth India is a registered yoga school (RYS) with Yoga Alliance USA. They offer yoga classes that will bring out the real potentials and identity of human beings.

Speaks English

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