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29 Days 200hr Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh

  • Vinyasa Yoga Academy, Lakshman Jhula Road, Laxman Jhula, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249302, India


Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training India

Eager to learn more about the art of yoga and share your knowledge by teaching other inspired yogis? If your answer is yes, come and join Vinyasa Yoga Academy’s 200-hour yoga teacher training in India. This well-established course program will take you to different subjects including the philosophy behind yoga. You will develop yourself on a spiritual, mental, and physical level, giving you the confidence to take your yoga practice to a deeper level and become a moving yoga teacher.


  • Daily yoga sessions
  • Pranayama and meditation practices
  • Yoga teacher training complete curriculum and materials
  • Yoga Alliance 200-hour teacher training certification
  • Himalayas sightseeing trip and nature excursions
  • A complimentary Ayurvedic massage
  • Daily nutritious vegetarian meals
  • 28 nights’ accommodation
  • 27 days with instruction
  • English, Hindi
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People all around the world come to Rishikesh to search for knowledge and peace, and Vinyasa Yoga Academy is proud to be in the calm foothills of the Himalayas, helping soul searchers seek knowledge. Vinyasa Yoga Academy will try their best to provide you with everything to make your stay happy and meaningful

Shared and private rooms are available according to your interest. The rooms are clean, airy, spacious, ventilated, and well-maintained. There are laundry services, hot water, and Wi-Fi facilities available.

What characterizes Vinyasa Yoga Academy?

Rishikesh, also referred to as ''the yoga capital of the world'' is a unique place to study yoga. Surrounded by the holy waters of the Ganges, set onto the hills of the beautiful, green Himalayan Mountains, you'll experience an instant and natural feeling of true happiness and gratitude.

Enjoy the nightly Ganga Aarti (fire offering) on the Ganges in the evenings. All and all granted for a truly spiritual journey into India, completing your yoga course with an uplifted spirit and feeling compassion for everything surrounding you. Next to this, Vinyasa Yoga Academy is very proud to introduce you to their beloved family consisting of a highly qualified Indian team of teachers and staff members.

All teachers have a unique approach with a personal touch of love, paying attention for the group process but also meeting the student's personal needs. The humble staff members will do everything in their power to make your stay as convenient as possible, making it feel as if you are home.

Course program

The duration of the course is four weeks. The classes will be held from Monday till Saturday, with a half day on Thursday and an off day on Sunday.

Vinyasa yoga teacher training course curriculum

Asana (yoga postures)

  • Classical Hatha yoga
  • Core practice of Vinyasa yoga
  • Structuring ans sequencing the asanas
  • Moon salutation and sun salutation
  • Joint movement exercises
  • Warm up exercises
  • Standing asanas
  • Sitting asanas
  • Twisting
  • Inversion
  • Balancing asanas
  • Meditation asanas

Bhandas (energy lock)

  • Introduction to yogic bandhas
  • Jalandhara bandha (throat lock)
  • Moola bandha (perineum contraction)
  • Uddiyana bandha (abdominal contraction)
  • Maha bandha (the great lock)

Yoga philosophy

  • Yoga philosophy
  • History and origin of yoga
  • Eight limbs and the aim of yoga
  • Emotional purification through yoga
  • Understanding the mind and its four aspects
  • Five Vritti’s modifications of the mind
  • Kriya yoga and the importance of its practices
  • All about the chakras
  • Ancient texts of yoga tradition
  • All about Ayurveda and natural healing

Adhyatma sadhana (spiritual practices)

  • Kirtan (chanting and singing spiritual music)
  • Chanting Vedic hyms and mantras
  • Arati (singing divine glory of divinity)
  • Japa (recitation of divine sounds)

Pranayama (the power of breathing)

  • Understanding pranayama and the right breathing method
  • Five aspects of breathing
  • Exercises for diaphragmatic breathing
  • Understanding the five major prana and five upa-prana
  • Understanding the function of nadis and chakras in breathing practices
  • Ten major pranayama practices

Sharirik vijnan (anatomy)

  • Skeletal system and understanding of joints in yoga
  • Muscular system and strengthening and flexibility of muscles
  • Respiratory system
  • Spiritual anatomy
  • Kundalini and chakra
  • Spine

Dhyanam and dharana (meditation and concentration)

  • Contemplative walking
  • Basics of meditation
  • Candle light gazing meditation
  • So-ham meditation
  • Mantra meditation
  • Chakra meditation
  • Kundalini active meditation
  • Dynamic meditation
  • Om meditation

Satkarma (six yogic cleansing)

  • Jala neti
  • Rubber neti
  • Kapal bhati
  • Trataka
  • Nauli
  • Kunjal kriya

Alignment and adjustment

  • Joints opening
  • Correcting postures
  • Preparation for advance postures
  • Safety of adjustment

Mudras (yoga gesture and attitude)

  • Introduction to mudra
  • Five group of yoga mudras
  • Jnana, chin, and bhairava mudra for meditation and memory
  • Yoni mudra
  • Hridaya mudra
  • Shambhavi mudra
  • Nasikagra drishti
  • Khechari mudra
  • Kaki mudra

Yoga Nidra (psychic sleep and sleeping meditation)

  • Full body relaxation
  • Tension relaxation
  • Heart center yoga Nidra
  • Awakening subtle body yoga Nidra
  • Chakra awakening yoga Nidra
  • Healing relaxation practices

Upachara (healing practices)

  • Ayurveda and alternate therapy
  • Understanding tri-dosha
  • Understanding healing diet
  • Introduction to healing through Reiki
  • Natural healing
  • How to do Ayurvedic massage

Yoga chikitsa (yoga therapy)

  • Yogic consultation
  • Therapy with the yoga posture
  • Yoga therapy for back pain
  • Yoga therapy for heart diseases
  • Yoga for obesity
  • Yoga for hyper tension

Eligibility and accreditations

This 200-hour yoga teacher training course certification is accessible for anyone who is interested in deepening their yoga practice. Vinyasa Yoga Academy is a registered yoga school (RYS) with Yoga Alliance which designates this teacher training program as one which follows Yoga Alliance's standards.

Students who complete an approved training with this school may be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance. To get the 200-hour yoga instructor diploma, the student needs to attend the four-week duration course. Assessments will be based on written assignments as well as practical evaluations and student conduct will be a part of the assessment criteria.


In this program, the assessments will be based on:

  • Attendance
  • Behavior
  • Oral test
  • Performance
  • Written test

Sample daily schedule

  • 05:45 Morning tea
  • 06:00 Satkarma
  • 07:00 Asana practice
  • 08:30 Pranayama and mantra chanting
  • 09:30 Breakfast
  • 10:30 Self-study
  • 11:30 Theory or philosophy
  • 13:00 Lunch and rest
  • 15:30 Anatomy and yoga therapy
  • 16:30 Asana practice
  • 18:00 Meditation
  • 19:30 Dinner
  • 21:00 Sleep

In this teacher training course, you will have the opportunity to enjoy Himalayas sightseeing trip and nature excursions.

  • Mahesh Bhatt

    Mahesh received his master's degrees in Yogic Science where he achieved top grades at his university. Outside of academia, he founded the Yoga Therapy Center where he treats people through acupressure, marma therapy, and yoga therapy. He has attended many international and national seminars on yoga therapy. His mission is to give better health to sick people through yoga. Currently, he is working on his Ph.D in yogic science.

  • Ravinder Singh Padiyar

    Ravinder has a master's degree in yoga from Jain University, Rajasthan, and is a highly experienced alignment teacher of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga. He specializes in teaching yoga through mental and physical strength using a variety of training techniques to teach his students how to achieve new levels of practice. He has taught all types of students, young and old, beginner, and advanced.

  • Yogi Vishnu Panigrahi

    After practicing yoga from the very early age of 12, Yogi Vishnu decided to leave his family and friends behind to pursue the yogic path and meet his first yoga master, Narayan Muni at Jharsuguda Muni Samaj Yoga Ashram. It was here he took his first steps into the Himayalan tradition. After studying and practicing yoga under Swami Veda's motherly heart, his greatest guru, and becoming a master in the Himalayan tradition, Yogi Vishnu opened his first yoga school where he welcomes students and seekers from all around the world to carry on India's most important heritage, yoga.

  • Anjali Tarika

    Anjali was introduced to yoga by her family to stay healthy and fit while she was a teenage girl. At first, she kept on practicing yoga as a daily routine but a random encounter with one of the teachers from Rishikesh while traveling changed her whole perspective of yoga. She understood that yoga can offer much more to life when you follow it as a lifestyle. Then, she landed in Rishikesh to learn this ancient science in its true form. After years of study, she understood the responsibility to spread this knowledge across.

  • Swami Atma

    From his childhood, Swami Atma had an inclination to learn about meditation. Then, his yoga teacher Swami Veda Bharati helped him understand the subtleness of the practice. He traveled to South India, Tamil Nadu, and Arsha Vidya gurukulam run by Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati to learn Vedic chanting and Indian scriptures. Swami Atma also studied homeopathy from Kerala, Yoga Vedanta course from Shivananda Ashram, and yoga teachers course from Ahmedabad (Shivananda Ashram). Since the last ten years, he has been living according to the ancient yogic tradition.

  • Yogi Vijay Dutt

    Yogi Vijay Dutt has a master's degree in yoga. He is a very inspiring Astanga Vinyasa and Hatha yoga teacher in Rishikesh. He is a highly qualified and experienced yogi. He specializes in teaching yoga through mental and physical strength, using a variety of training techniques to teach his students how to achieve new levels of practice. He has taught all types of students young and old, new, and advanced, and helps every student reach beyond their own individual goals.

Vinyasa Yoga Academy proudly resides in Rishikesh, the yoga capital of the world. The divine flow of the holy Ganga River and cool breeze of the Himalayan Mountains energizes every cell of your being. Rishikesh has a rich spiritual history. It vibrates with the energies of great yogis who have been meditating for thousands of years. It is a perfect place for your yoga teacher training course.

Nearby places

  • Delhi, 242 kilometers - 6 hours
  • Cycling
  • Kayaking
  • Massage
  • Mountain biking
  • Shopping
  • Spa
  • Swimming
  • Rafting
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony
  • Café nearby
  • River
  • Smoke-free property
  • Terrace
  • Yoga studio
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Library
  • Local market
  • Medical assistance

During the training course, you will be served daily vegetarian meals, detox juices, and herbal teas. The food served is hygienically prepared, nutritious, and healthy. Vinyasa Yoga Academy puts special emphasis over yogi food for all students.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
(If you have special dietary requirements its a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)


Music is a powerful instrument. It connects you deeply with yourself and with others in the most extraordinary and liberating ways. Vinyasa Yoga Academy hosts a jam session and you can participate.

Healing therapies

If you are seeking alternative therapies to heal, increase relaxation, or learn more about yourself, Vinyasa Yoga Academy has a variety of spiritual treatments available at an additional cost.

Movie nights

When you’re in the mood to watch a Bollywood or Hollywood film, stop by Nirvana Cafe inside the school facilities. Complimentary popcorn will be provided.

Peace projects

Vinyasa Yoga Academy is a school with a mission. They spread their message of love and peace wherever and whenever they can through peace projects where the team and the training students regularly perform trash clean-ups around Rishikesh.


Recharge your spiritual batteries with a refreshing and peaceful experience at the satsang, a lecture led by Yogi Vishnu that is dedicated to spiritually transforming discussions.


A really fun part about Laxman Jhula is all the shops, stalls, and stores. If you have time during your busy training schedule, go wander around for a bit and see what you can find. There are lots of fun clothing to buy like pants, shirts, shawls, and scarves. Some other items that are available in the nearby markets include candles, yoga gear, natural or Ayurvedic beauty and personal care products, religious items, healthy food, snacks, and much more.

Included in the price is a complimentary Ayurvedic massage. The treatment is for healing and detoxifying the body, mind, and spirit and it helps stress reduction and is implemented therapy with herbal oils. It incorporates an aromatic combination of oils prepared with herbs warmed and blended to your Dosha type. It is a very dynamic and unique experience.

  • 1 Ayurvedic massage
  • 1 book by Swami Satyananda Saraswati (“Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha”)
  • 1 book of mantras
  • 1 Himalayas sightseeing trip
  • 2 comprehensive yoga manuals (teaching methodology and yoga lifestyle)
  • 28 nights’ accommodation
  • Airport transfers from and to Jolly Grant Airport (DED)
  • Ayurvedic health and personal care items (body wash, body oil)
  • Certification upon completion
  • Daily nutritious vegetarian meals, detox juices, and herbal teas
  • Nature excursions
  • Official Vinyasa Yoga Academy yoga bag
  • Official Vinyasa Yoga Academy yoga mat
  • Satkarma cleansing items (neti pot and tongue cleaner)
  • School supplies (notebook, pen, pencil, and more)
  • Spiritual items (incense)
  • Yoga mat carrier bag
  • Yoga materials
  • Yoga T-shirt

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), where you can take a domestic flight into Jolly Grant Airport (DED). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Vinyasa Yoga Academy will pick you up from the airport.

Arrival by bus

Depending on the time your plane arrives in Delhi, taking a bus can be a tricky option. The Volvo buses from Delhi to Rishikesh stop running around 9:00 p.m. If your plane arrives in Delhi in the evening, you will have to get a hotel for the night and then make your way to Delhi ISBT (inter-state bus terminus) in the morning.

From the airport, get a prepaid taxi to take you to Delhi ISBT. You are strongly advised to only go to the government-approved taxi stand located right outside the airport exit. The price from the Delhi airport to Delhi ISBT will be 500 INR.

Once you arrive at Delhi ISBT, navigate your way to the bus station’s ticket stands on the second level (go up the escalator). Go to the Uttarakhand State booth and ask when the next Volvo bus will be leaving for Rishikesh. The bus ticket approximately costs between 300 to 400 INR.

Make sure to ask the bus driver or the bus director where they drop off at Rishikesh. You should get off the bus at Rishikesh bus station, which is usually their last stop if their destination is Rishikesh.

Once you arrive at Rishikesh bus station, find an auto rickshaw (tuk tuk) to take you to Laxman Jhula Bridge. An auto rickshaw will cost around 300 INR from the bus station to Laxman Jhula Bridge. They will drop you near or around a path that has a sign leading you to Laxman Jhula. Once you get to Laxman Jhula Bridge, cross it and make a right at Mango Tree Guesthouse. You’ll pass many shops, cafes, and stores on your way to the school. Follow the path all the way down for about one kilometer until you see the path curve left up a slight hill. Continue up that curve and Vinyasa Yoga Academy will be on your left-hand side.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Vinyasa Yoga Academy an inquiry.
  • Review by Valérie Roy-Dionne from Canada
    9 out of 10

    "My experience at Vinyasa Yoga Academy was amazing! The teachers are incredibly nice and they have so much knowledge. The food was good and the view from the top yoga hall is great. The modest accomnodations are perfect to experience the yogic lifestyle and they are still good in general!" Website, edited

  • Review by Karen from USA
    2 out of 10

    "I did attend, and as hard as it is to write this, it was a big disappointment. To begin with, the pictures of the school on the website were of the sister school World Peace Yoga. This location was down the street, and included a small café to relax between classes, a garden, a rooftop meditation area. Vinyasa Yoga Academy was still under construction the entire time of our course. Often until 11 p.m. there was ongoing sounds of digging, pounding, bouncing of cement blocks. Classes started at 6 a.m. or 6:30 a.m., and although there was a designated time for rest after breakfast and lunch, there was no way someone would be able to sleep through that! The teachers were very good. I would have liked more focus on alignment, anatomy, teaching techniques and actual teaching opportunities. I am glad I stuck it out, though at least one of the students dropped out because of these disappointments.It was also advertised as a course for all levels, which it clearly was not. I would not recommend this school, but the sister school, by contrast, would receive high marks if I could measure by the comments of the students there and what I saw of it. Unfortunately this only added to the disappointment, as it was the school I thought (for obvious reasons) that we would be attending. One more comment, a good percentage of us were not even placed at the school for lodging. We were farmed out to local "hotels" some of which were unspeakably below standard: mold, dirty sheets and towels upon arrival, no hot water. I was one of the lucky ones, as my room did have hot water for a 3-5 minute shower (actually that is plenty of time) and I was able to negotiate for clean linen. I did get my certificate, which was my goal, and as misrepresented and disappointed as this experience was, the teachers, as I said were great. It was the venue that didn't match what was advertised. I hope they finish building, and post the pictures of the real location so the next group of students don't get stuck half a world away. " Website, edited

  • Review by Natalia Vdovichenko
    10 out of 10

    "I ended the 200-hour teacher training course and feel myself firstly very happy that I could get knowledge of yoga from original source secondly I feel myself a little bit sad because time went very quickly and I need to come back home. I would like to say thanks so much to teachers of Vinyasa Yoga Academy who shared really great experience in yoga with us, so that we can use these skills to make our own teacher career and feel ourselves more confident. Thanks to Vishnu Ji for good organisation of learn process and for creating friendly and positive atmosphere during the course!"

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  • Review by Froto Grapharing from Oregon, USA
    10 out of 10

    "If you want an intimate learning experience with family-like feel, come here for TTC. This school / hotel / health center has low class numbers so learning is very progressive and the programs are well-rounded. The site has grassy areas and nice outdoor covered eating area with amazing yogic food. My room was a great private room with a balcony facing the Ganga. I highly suggest doing training here or coming for the detox retreat!"

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  • Review by Marta Covo from Columbia

    "It is an experience of a lifetime. Having small classes helped me learn so much more and have one-one learning experience with my teachers. The teachers of world peace yoga are one of the best teachers in India. We even had the Ashtanga Indian winner gold medal. I recommended so much this school, mainly because of the teachers and the nice people which attend this school. Vishnu is one of the most incredible human beings with the greatest hearts, he is a true yogi and having the opportunity of sharing with him was so fulfilling and inspiring. I highly recommend Vinyasa Yoga Academy, it is an experience of a lifetime." website, edited

  • Review by Liang Fuhuan from China

    "A life changing experience. It's really a life changing experience for me. This one month study opens door of yoga for me. Yoga means too many things far beyond the asana and exercises. Different teachers and students share their knowledge and life experiences, which really inspires me to keep on practice and searching my inner heart. This experience will change my attitude towards myself and outer world. It will also change my life-style to some extent. It must be one of my correct decisions that i have ever made" website, edited

  • Review by Alexandra Dewar from Canada

    "A positive atmosphere TTC at Vinyasa Yoga Academy was an amazing experience. It was positive atmosphere at all time and they were really focused on our growth. They made sure to deepen both our personal practice, and our confidence as teachers. the class sizes were small and intimate so there was a lot of personalized attention. I never had a question left unanswered and all of the teachers would give extra time to help clarify any concepts that we didn't understand. The yoga room was airy and clean, and I felt like it was home. Vishnu made sure to treat us not as guests, but as family. All of the instructors were very humble and knowledgeable. They all recognized that this program is a learning experience not only for us, but for them as well. Coming out of this program, I truly feel like I have all the tools I need to become a yoga teacher." website, edited

  • Review by Alex from United Kingdom

    "It was a great genuine experience. Hari Om.Vinyasa Yoga Academy was a great genuine experience. I felt really welcomed by all of the staff, the food was good and the hotel was a great modern western style hotel with wifi. Over the month I learnt so much stuff, so many techniques to help me now in the present moment and the future spiritually. Vinyasa Yoga Academy situates right next to the Ganga where you can sit by the Ganga and feel the peace and tranquility of the holy river. All the teachers offer so much and have there own way of teaching so it was good to experience all the different qualified teachers. I highly recommend this school to all of my friends. " website, edited

  • Review by Rosie Platts from Australia

    "The curriculum was thorough and covered all aspects of yoga 200-hour YTT at Vinyasa Yoga Academy was an incredible experience. The curriculum was thorough and covered all aspects of yoga. All of teachers were knowledgeable, open, firm whilst loving in guiding us to be the best yoga teachers, and people, we could be. It was a blessing to receive their wisdom throughout our training. The other students during the course were beautiful souls from all over the world, it was truly an enlightening experience making friends like these. The school is located in a gorgeous part of Laxman Jhula at the base of the Himalayan ranges with views to Mother Ganga and the surrounding mountains.I would absolutely recommend anyone considering yoga teacher training in Rishikesh to consider "

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  • Review by Libia Thalia
    10 out of 10

    "La experiencia en Vinyasa Yoga Academy fue maravillosa, los profesores y clases excelentes, tienen un alto compromiso con los estudiantes. La atención fue excelente también, así como la comida. Es un equipo que trabaja desde el corazón y con mucho amor. Agradezco a cada uno de ellos que hicieron posible mi experiencia. Definitivamente volvería. Si estás pensando en ir no lo dudes más, solo prepárate por qué no querrás irte de la escuela." website, edited

Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India

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