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44 Days 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh

  • Vyasa Yoga Peeth, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India


300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh

If you want a step further into your personal yoga practice, Vyasa Yoga Peeth allows students to take a dip deeper into the yoga world. Why don’t you give a professional edge to your qualification with this advanced Yoga Alliance-certified yoga course? The way to tranquility and complete freedom was never paved so clearly before. Certified with Yoga Alliance USA, Vyasa Yoga Peeth leaves no stone unturned to polish the inner being, bringing you a new light from pristine avenues.


  • Daily yoga classes
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • 300-hour yoga teacher training curriculum
  • Breathing, cleansing and mantra chanting practices
  • Yoga Alliance-approved certification
  • Daily breakfast and two meals
  • 43 nights’ accommodation

Good to know

  • All ages are welcome as participants.

  • 42 days with instruction
  • English
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Full care is taken to amalgamate luxury with tradition at Vyasa Yoga Peeth. Rooms are built in an ashram-style and are equipped with 24 x 7 Wi-Fi; all basic and modern amenities are allotted to the students. Both private as well as double rooms with attached washrooms are available. Sharing the purest location, the accommodation is situated amid lush green surroundings.

Standard rooms

All standard rooms are in the new building blocks with beautiful and peaceful environment as well as a nice garden view. All the rooms are bright, fresh, clean, big, comfortable, and well-furnished, and feature mountain views. Each room has a bathroom with a shower, basin, and western toilet. There are also writing and coffee tables.

Vyasa Yoga Peeth provides private rooms with attached bathrooms and free internet (Wi-Fi). The yoga school has wide area space for gardens, a cafeteria, and Wi-Fi facilities. It is surrounded by huge Himalayan mountains and lush green valley in the foot hills of Himalayas in Laxman Jula, Rishikesh. It is a place of calm, where students can immerse themselves in beauty and silence while offering to their mind a rich source for inspiration.

Rishikesh, also known as the yoga gateway of the world, has a lot more to offer than mountains, the river Ganges and the chilling breeze. It is the land of yogis, a land where meditation and yoga are well practiced. A land where sages are made and born. A land where kids learn to perform yoga from a tender age and grow up to be well skilled and experienced yogis for a better world. There could not be a better place than Rishikesh for productive yoga teacher trainings.

Nearby places

  • Delhi - 250 kilometers
  • Haridwara - 30 kilometers
  • 43 nights’ accommodation
  • Competent yoga instructors
  • Daily guided yoga classes
  • Daily meditation, breathing, cleansing and mantra chanting practices
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Full board yogic meals
  • Intensive 300-hour yoga teacher training curriculum
  • Yoga Alliance certification

Get an intermediate level of training in this field and while you recollect your yoga learnings from the previous cycle, inhale the new information smoothly. Offering the best 300 hour yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, Vyasa Yoga Peeth commits to deliver heightened results. In six weeks, certified traditional yoga gurus will brush your skills while transforming your whole being.

Witness your professional career take a beautiful turn in the yoga capital of the world. On successful completion you don’t become just a certified yoga instructor but also a better individual and a companionate being. This deeper level of training is best suited to those yogis and yoga instructor who want revive their connection with their inner being. Dealing with various hindrances, the 300-hour yoga teacher training course at Vyasa will grant you the key to success in the field of yoga education. A higher level of confidence and power to overcome obstacles will make you a wise and helpful yoga teacher.

A well designed module contains the following:

  • Ashtanga Vinyasa and Hatha yoga practiced with longer hold durations
  • Chakras, their placement and their workings
  • Cleansing process are further defined
  • Connections of the body and their relation to the mind is also taken up
  • Dealing with multiple student types
  • Deeper studies of yogic philosophy
  • Flow of energy and universe laws explained
  • Greater emphasis of correct postures (asanas) are laid
  • Harder and intermediate poses in yoga taken up
  • Pranayama or flow of breath controlled with greater emphasis on the asanas
  • Refined meditative practices adopted and taught
  • Teaching practices and their correlation to the students’ mind

Vyasa Yoga Peeth follows traditional and modern techniques in the 300-hour YTTC to make every student the best yoga teacher. Here are some of more techniques that will be covered in this course:

Iyengar yoga

The famous yoga guru Iyengar form of yoga is explained and taught for greater enhancement.

Breathing practices

New form of pranayama is also taught. Greater exposure to advanced teaching practices Human body and its anatomy deciphered.


Verbal songs and sayings are taught to achieve a higher level of living and peace and a fast paced yoga to extract faster results is also undertaken.

Advance mudras

Kechri mudras, sambhavi mudra, eye mudras and many more.

Training curriculum

Introduction to yoga sutra

  • Obstacles of yoga practices
  • How to control obstacles
  • The klesha which are actively present in the mind
  • The siddhis
  • Influence of karma according to Patanjali
  • Pain and pleasure
  • Introduction to Hatha yoga pradeepika

Definition of Hatha yoga

  • The aim of Hatha yoga
  • Use Hatha yoga in the modern age
  • Preparation of asana
  • Samadhi
  • Nada Anushandhan

Introduction to Gheranda samhita

  • Sapta sadhana brief introduction
  • Shatkriyas
  • Asana
  • Mudras
  • Pratyahara
  • Pranayama
  • Dhyana
  • Samadhi

Introduction to Yoga Kundalini Upanishad

  • Introduction to the 7 chakras
  • Introduction to 14 measure madies
  • Introduction to 10 subtle pranic energies
  • Introduction to 5 koshas

Introduction to Vasistha yoga

  • Introduction to the mind.
  • Kinds of mind
  • Introduction to the consciousness
  • Steps of consciousness

Introduction to Ayurveda

  • Definition of the human body
  • Definition of the health
  • Ayurveda in modern age
  • Ritu charaya
  • Dina charya
  • Ratri charya
  • Massage and its uses

Introduction to naturopathy

  • Introduction to the five elements
  • Curative power of the five elements
  • Ten principle of naturopathy
  • Hot and cold therapy

Introduction to mantra the vibrations of sounds

  • What is mantra or sound
  • Vibrations of sounds
  • Four stages of sounds
  • Root mantra of the chakras
  • Mantras of lord sun and its vibration.

Meditation and its practice

  • Meditation definition
  • Preparation of meditation
  • Meditation asana
  • Anatomy

History of Anatomy

  • Skeletal system
  • Shape of the bones
  • Composition of the bone
  • Physiological function of the bones
  • Pelvis and the yogic effect on the pelvis
  • Yogic effect on skeletal system

Muscular system

  • Action and movement of the muscles
  • Muscles contraction
  • Principle muscles of the body (yogic point of view)
  • Muscles of the respiration (diaphragms, inter costal muscles)
  • Yogic effects on muscular system (asanas)

Nervous system

  • Central nervous system
  • Brain Introduction
  • Fore brain
  • Cerebrum
  • Mid brain
  • Hind brain
  • Medulla oblongata
  • Spinal cord
  • Motor nerves track in the spinal cord
  • Peripheral nervous system
  • Autonomic nervous system
  • Yogic effect on nervous system

Endocrine glands

  • Hormones
  • Pituitary gland
  • Thyroid gland
  • Parathyroid gland
  • Adrenal glands
  • Thymus gland
  • Yogic effect on the glands

Nutrition and metabolism

  • Carbohydrate
  • Protein
  • Fats
  • Minerals
  • Vitamins
  • Water
  • Effects of nutrition in our body
  • Introduction to the Ayurvedic diet
  • Metabolism

Daily schedule

All Sundays during the training will be a free day for all students. You may opt to do sightseeing or book special tours around the area.

  • 05:30 - 06:30 Morning tea
  • 07:30 - 09:00 Every Wednesday cleansing practice and sightseeing
  • 06:00 - 07:45 Hatha yoga
  • 07:45 - 09:15 Breathing practice
  • 09:15 - 10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:45 - 11:30 Mantra chanting
  • 11:30 - 12:45 Anatomy and physiology
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 15:00 Self study
  • 15:15 - 16:00 Yoga philosophy
  • 16:00 - 16:30 Afternoon tea
  • 16:30 - 18:30 Ashtanga Vinsaya
  • 18:30 - 19:15 Meditation (3 days in a week)

Arrival by airplane

Please book a flight arriving at Jolly Grant Airport (DED).

Seasonal information

Winter in Rishikesh lasts from November to March, while summer is from April to August. Monsoon season is from July to September.

Passport / visa

Foreign nationals desirous of coming to India are required to possess a valid passport of their country and a valid Indian visa.

There is no provision of 'visa on arrival' in India and no fee is charged for immigration facilities at the airports. Foreign passengers should ensure that they are in possession of valid Indian visa before they start their journey to India except the nationals of Nepal and Bhutan, who do not require visa to enter India and nationals of Maldives who do not require visa for entry in India for a period up to 90 days (a separate visa regime exists for diplomatic/official passport holders).

Tourists wishing to visit India will normally be granted tourist visa, effective from the date of issue. Tourist visas are non-extendible and non-convertible. Travel agents who have to visit India frequently may be granted tourist visa for a longer duration. For securing a tourist visa one has to submit the documents supporting the applicant’s financial standing.

Vyasa Yoga Peeth can provide you with an invitation letter mentioning your admission to the course for the purpose of applying for the visa only if you are coming for attending the course. However, the registration formalities must be completed beforehand. You can come on a regular tourist visa to attend the course.

Additional information

For more information, ask your questions directly to Vyasa Yoga Peeth, who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Send inquiry button to send a message.

Swami Nityananda Giri

Swami Nityanandan was born in 1961 in a far-flung village in the state Odisha, India. In 1983 he completed his M.Sc. in zoology and gained a Ph.D. in 1990. In 1994, he moved towards learning Kriya yoga and to the custom of Sriyukteswarji. He left all his family obligations in 2002 and from then on he progressed on the path of being a monk.

He has been a passionate teacher and a compassionate person since childhood. Hence, he keeps himself engaged in imparting the insights of Kriya yoga. He has also gained insights of Vedic astrology and cosmic astrology. He lived the life of a roving monk since 2008 and the Himalayan monasteries were his much-adored dwellings. Sometimes, he guides yoga devotees to Kriya yoga meditation techniques in India as well as abroad. Since September 2005 he distributed the knowledge gained from the great yoga masters of the linage as a duty.

Swami Nityanandan was a great yoga teacher and your first impression might be that he teaches in an incredibly challenging style. He has the ability to demonstrate some of the most complex postures and, even more amazingly, he gets yoga devotees to experience them in an easy and simple way. He has gained all these skills only by his lifetime experience, which has augmented his passion and strength to lead the life of a yoga guru.

Acharya Tuna Khatua

Tuna Khatua Maharaj founded Vyasa Yoga Peeth. Over the last 6 years, he has been an excellent teacher of Sivananda yoga, the six systems of Indian philosophy, Himalayan yoga and yoga anatomy. For 3 years he studied the Sivananda yoga system and later gained the insights of the yoga Vedanta course from the Divine Life Society at the Sivananda Ashram in Rishikesh, India.

From Sanskrit University, Uttrakhand, India, he attained his post-graduation degree in yoga science. He also practiced and gathered all the yoga and philosophy insights under the guidance of great Himalayan sages. For 4 year he dedicated his life in the Himalayan traditions at Swami Rama Sadhak Grama, Rishikesh, India. He teaches his practices with precision and his extensive skills and knowledge about yoga can make the asana very easy to execute. He has been serving humanity for a long time and, according to him, this is the only way to reach the sole master of the world, God.

Acharya ji continues to live his passion for yoga every day. He has gained a lot of reputation in yoga teaching and this is because of his sense of humor balanced with a quest for authenticity, to learn, practice, as well as teach yoga techniques. He is an inspirational yoga teacher which brings the mystical essence of yoga alive. The classes conducted by him are soulful and joyous.

Swami Omkarananda Ji

Swami ji's childhood was spent under the holy saint of India, Ma Anandamayi. He was a very bright engineering student and had great affection towards Gurudev Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj of Sivananda Ashram Rishikesh. His leaning in spirituality grew after getting inspired by Swami Chidanandaji. After completing his studies, he worked at HAL and later joined Bhava Atomic Research Center. He left his job because he was moved by a spiritual experience. He then he came back to Sivananda Ashram and joined Yoga Vedanta Forest Academy. After the course, he explored the Himalayas as a sage.

He also studied Vedanta and Sanskrit at Arsha Vidya Gurukulam for about 4 years. Later he went to Hong Kong University to do a Ph.D. in metaphysics. He kept on visiting various parts of the world, thereby preaching science and spirituality. His life had the deep impact of a Tibetan Buddhist monk and hence he spent a good span in Tibetan monasteries to learn meditation. Swami Omkarananda has a manifold experience in his holistic living, with meditation, yoga, Vedanta, healing and parapsychology.

Swami Omkaranada's classes are induced with an environment where students can explore divine flow and connect to their own life. His teachings lead students to finding truth and beauty in all aspects of life. His aim is to inspire and to be inspired by the bliss of the nature and God. He considers his teaching profession as a spiritual blessing which is informative, balanced and enlightening.

Brahmachari Sidhanta Ji

Bramachari Siddhanta has been practicing this spiritual yogic art for more than a decade. He was attracted to the yogic Kriyas long ago, in his early college days. He left his home at the tender age of 16. Since then, he guided and self-motivated himself in the field of yoga. Therefore, he joined Anandamurti Gurumaa at the early age of 22. He loved being there and he got all the insights, practiced yoga and learnt the magical yogic art at Annandamurti Gurumaa's ashram for a long period of 8 years.

He consolidated all the yogic insights from all these years. He took this knowledge to another height of professionalism. Today, as a yoga teacher he is very renowned not just in Rishikesh, but in many other parts of the world too. Later, he concentrated his practice and mastered in Hatha yoga and Japa yoga. As an acknowledged Hatha and Japa yoga teacher, he teaches those branches of yoga dedicatedly and helps students learn many other ways of leading a significant and more meaningful life.

  • Any other activity not mentioned in the above given accommodations, amenities, and programs are to be paid for additionally

Yoga stands for health. Vyasa Yoga Peeth stands for healthy foods. Exclusive yogi food is served thrice a day for students of yoga teacher trainings and yoga retreats in India. The menu keeps on changing every day, but the very concept of health remains constant every time the food is served. The menu consists of starters, salads, soups, chapattis, porridge, bowled vegetables, dal, milk, curd according to the choice. Well bowled, calorie free natural food is served for dinner. The food is prepared by all hygienic methods. Care is taken that no nutritional elements are lost.

  • Massage
  • River nearby
  • Free Wi-Fi
For information about the booking conditions, please send Vyasa Yoga Peeth an inquiry.
  • Review by Jayne Mahoney from UK
    10 out of 10

    "Training at Vyassa yoga Peeth was an incredible journey for me. It opened up my heart and mind to begin to understand the true meaning of yoga. There is so much more to this spiritual pathway then I could have ever imagined. Every single teacher there was so supportive and inspiring, helping us every single step of the way. We got to experience the local culture, meditate by the Ganges and be immersed into the world of yoga. I would recommend this course to anyone who is thinking about beginning or continuing their own journey. Thank you Vyassa yoga Peeth I will always treasure the time I spent training at your school and I definetley plan to return in the future. Namaste"

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  • Review by Yves Gaillard from France
    10 out of 10

    "A great 7 days crafted program for 2 yoga and meditation beginners. We are yoga and meditation beginners and we wanted a 7 days program to improve our practices."

    "We were eally happy with the full program crafted for us : we had a teacher for pranayama/breathing, a teacher for hatha yoga, a teacher for philosophy and a teacher for meditation. "

    "We enjoyed the teachings of everyone. Every teacher was really dedicated to us and we learnt everything that was possible in a week, so that we could practice and improve back home. The room were fine, cleaned very often and we had AC at night! "Always smiling" Tuna, the manager of the school, was always here to make sure our teachings went well and even welcomed us at his home to enjoy a great meal with the other students and the teachers!"

    "We also had the surprise to visit Vasistha cave and to assist a fire ceremony with a swami and other students. We fully enjoyed each day spent and we would be glad to be back to enjoy the teachings and of course Tuna's smile and humor!"

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  • Review by Mark Bucher from London, UK
    10 out of 10

    "I attended the 15 days yoga course at Vedic meditation yoga school and found it very helpful. It was advanced course and covered almost all aspects of yoga. I found the teachers very helpful, the food was good, and the accommodation was awesome. They also offered certificate after I completed the course in two weeks. "

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  • Review by Allen Harris from Vegas, USA
    10 out of 10

    "Frankly speaking the course offered by the center is one of the best and believe me they taught almost everything in just two weeks. The 15-day advanced course was economical too."

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  • Review by Mobilio Florence from Essex, England
    10 out of 10

    "Loved the teaching style of teachers at the Vyasa Yoga Peeth. I learned yoga for 75 hours there. I found the course is doing benefits to my life. It is now helping me staying fit and disciplined. I loved their food too. It was really different and wonderful. The teachers were very friendly and accommodation was good too with attached bath. As a whole I also liked Rishikesh very much. It is a beautiful place in India. People should visit it at least once in a lifetime."

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  • Review by Mariam from Florida, USA
    10 out of 10

    "In summer time I took yoga training classes at Vyasa Yoga Peeth. The center is in Rishikesh and their teaching was wonderful. I liked the place very much. It is located amid beautiful place on the hills and beside a river. The teachers were really very experienced and very good. They were perfect in teaching and very caring too. They paid attention to every student to make sure the yoga practices were done correctly. I liked their accommodation too. The food was awesome. Herbal tea was really great. The co-learners were helpful too, though no one from my region enrolled in the particular session. However, I met learners from Colorado, Caribbean, Poland and more. Would love to go there again and learn advanced courses."

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  • Review by Mark Francis from Spain
    10 out of 10

    "I was really excited to learn yoga from Vyasa Yoga Peeth after learning about the center from a friend of mine. I opted for the 300-hour course and found it too much helpful. The teaching staff who guided us to practice yoga correctly were very helpful. I opted for the accommodation provided by the center and found it okay. It had attached bath. Food offered here were also good."

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  • Review by Fahnem J. from New Delhi, India
    10 out of 10

    "I can truly say that I valued my experienced learning yoga with Vyasa Yoga Peeth. All the teachers are very experienced and interesting. They have a broad knowledge of the subjects as well as the experience that they could share with the students for the course. It is a complete mental, physical and spiritual journey. Well done and I definitely will come back to sought for more knowledge."

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  • Review by Kat Herbert from North Carolina, USA
    10 out of 10

    "I have recently completed the 200-hour yoga teacher training in Rishikesh. My overall experience has been a fantastic one that I will never forget.The teachers are all very well educated and knowledgeable in a variety of areas. Each class has been very informative and I feel like I have gained a lot of important and necessary information to start practicing as a beginners yoga teacher.The accommodation was excellent; a private room with a private bathroom is exactly what I needed here in India. All the staff are very friendly and helpful at the hotel and they make you feel welcomed.All meals were provided and were very good. Each day was more or less the same food but if you want to eat out its very easy to find a restaurant close by. I would highly recommend this school and I am looking forward to study with Tuna Khatua again in the future.If you want to have a real yoga and Indian culture experience, this is the school to come to.Thank you for everything, my Indian experience has been wonderful because of all of you at Vyasa Yoga Peeth."

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  • Review by Omnia from Texas, USA
    10 out of 10

    "The 200-hour yoga teacher training had been a really good experience. I learnt a lot of different things. It is an interesting course, because they dont teach just practice, they teach you much more. I didnt know anything about the philosophy of yoga and now I think is the most important. The Teachers are great, each of them. They had been our family in those days. I have to do a special mention about Tuna ji - he is now more than a teacher, he is a good friend. He has shown us about Indian culture. We had a really fun time. I am very happy with everything. The food is very good but they did not change the menu frequently ."

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  • Review by Rossy Ji from Bogota, Colombia
    10 out of 10

    "After 4 weeks doing the 200-hour yoga teacher training I feel so happy because I have had the opportunity to do this course in this magic place, which is Rishikesh. I could meet with wonderful people, lovely classmates and really nice teachers. I have learned a lot of things about yoga. Furthermore, I have had very good experiences outside the school too."

    "I am so grateful to my special teacher, Tuna ji. He has been more than a teacher, now I can feel that he is a great friend of us."

    "All the staff has been very helpful in every moment when I needed of them. The food was very good at first, but after one week I started to feel very bored because it was always the same."

    "In conclusion, it has been a wonderful experience and I recommend it to everyone because I have enjoyed it a lot and I have learnt so many things that are very important for life."

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Rishikesh, India

Vyasa Yoga Peeth is a Yoga Alliance registered international yoga school in Rishikesh, the capital city of yoga in India.

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