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Comprehensive Yoga Teacher Training India

Yoga Village Rishikesh Yoga School offers both beginner and advanced level yoga teachers training in Rishikesh. This yoga teachers training courses provide a deep and right knowledge to the students of yogic science. The yoga students come here from various countries like USA, Canada, Australia, UK, Russia, France, Spain, Germany, Brazil, and many other countries. Set your unforgettable journey into the path of yoga teaching!

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  • Daily yoga classes
  • Yoga Alliance Registered School
  • Pranayama and meditation sessions
  • Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Yoga Nidra practice
  • Jal Neti, pranayama, yoga philosophy, anatomy and physiology
  • Wonderful Himalayan and Rishikesh sightseeing
  • Daily vegetarian meals, juices, and herbal tea
  • 27 nights' accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles

24 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Hindi
Airport transfer available:
Jolly Grant Airport (US$20 per person)
Airport transfer available:
Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$80 per person)
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  • Dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Smoke-free property
  • Yoga studio



Students who complete their training are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®). Registration with Yoga Alliance provides a globally recognized credential.

Thousands of students came every year from all over the world in Rishikesh to know and improve the level of physical, mental, as well as spirituals aspects. Yoga Village Rishikesh welcomes all of you who are the beginner or advanced in your practice of yoga for the teacher training course at Rishikesh. You can transform yourself by joining this four-week program. Who has experienced the true meaning of yoga, will be well informed through this deep, right, and positive method to teach yoga.

This course is created for individuals who have the ambition of becoming yoga teachers but it is also best for anyone who wishes to further expand the yoga practice. These yoga programs create calmness, contemplation, and positivity in the mind. The well-experienced teachers will provide the guidance for this course. When you go back, you will bring the knowledge, experience, and confidence of such level that you can face any problems in your life as a yogi or as a human being.

200 hours yoga teacher training course overview

Recitation of mantra chanting

The purpose of mantra chanting in yoga is to generate the vibrations within the body and the mind which is very helpful to connect yourself with the universe. Each mantra is special and rich with spiritual energy. The mantras are:

  • Ganesh mantra
  • Guru mantra (prayer to guru)
  • Shakti mantra
  • Adiyogi Shiva mantra
  • Shanti mantra
  • Annapurna Stotram (meal time prayer)
  • Mangalacharan mantra
  • Mahamrityunjaya mantra
  • Gayatri mantra

Yoga postures (Asana)

Asanas are very helpful in a proper guidance to increase strength, flexibility, and balance in the body. By the help of asanas, you can make your joints strong, muscles flexible and toned, as well as can gain a lot of health benefits.

Hatha yoga

  • Surya Namaskar (classical sun salutation) and Chandra Namaskar (moon salutation)
  • Alignment, assist adjustment, and modification for the following Asanas
  • Warrior I - virabhadrasana I
  • Warrior II - virabhadrasana II
  • Extended triangle - utthita trikonasana
  • Wide-angle forward bend - prasarita padottanasana
  • Garland - malasana
  • Seated wide-angle forward bend - upavisthakonasana
  • Bound angle - baddha konasana
  • Monkey pose - Hanumanasana
  • King Pigeon - rajakapotasana
  • Cobra - bhujangasana
  • Upward facing dog - udhrvamukha shvanasana
  • Fish pose - matsyasana
  • Bridge - setubandhasana
  • Camel - ustrasana
  • Dancer's pose - natarajasana
  • Chair pose - utkatasana
  • Tree - vrikshasana
  • Eagle - garudasana
  • Warrior III - virabhadrasana III
  • Extended hand to big toe - utthita hasta padangusthasana
  • Revolved triangle - parivrtta trikonasana
  • Standing forward fold - uttanasana
  • Seated forward fold - paschimottanasana
  • Head to knee pose - janu sirsasana
  • Half lord of the fishes - ardha matsyendrasana
  • Cow faced - gomukhasana
  • Boat - navasana
  • Supta virasana - reclining hero
  • Supported shoulderstand - salamba sarvangasana
  • Plough - halasana
  • Downward facing dog - adho mukha svanasana
  • Four-limbed staff - chaturanga dandasana
  • Supported headstand - salamba sirsasana

Ashtanga yoga

Coverage: alignment, assist, adjustment, and modification with Surya Namaskar A and Surya Namaskar B. The full primary series are:

  • Padangusthasana (big toe pose)
  • Padahasthasana (hands under feet)
  • Utthita trikonasana (triangle pose)
  • Parivritta trikonasana (revolved triangle)
  • Utthita parsvakonasana (extended side angle pose)
  • Parivrtta parsvakonasana (revolved side angle pose)
  • Prasarita padottanasana (wide leg forward fold)
  • Parsvottanasana (side intense stretch)
  • Utthita hasta padangusthasana (extended hand to big toe)
  • Ardha baddha padma uttanasana (half bound lotus intense stretch)
  • Utkatasana (chair pose)
  • Virabhadrasana I (warrior I)
  • Virabhadrasana II (warrior II)
  • Dandasana (staff pose)
  • Paschimottanasana (west intense stretch)
  • Purvottasana (east intense stretch)
  • Ardha baddha padma paschimottanasana (half bound lotus west intense stretch)
  • Trianga mukhaikapada paschimottanasana (one leg folded back and forward fold)
  • Janu sirsasana (head to knee pose)
  • Marichyasana
  • Paripurna navasana (full boat pose)
  • Adho mukha vrksasana (handstand)
  • Bhujapidasana (arm pressure pose)
  • Kurmasana (tortoise)
  • Supta kurmasana (reclining tortoise)
  • Garbha pindasana (embryo in the womb)
  • Kukkutasana (rooster)
  • Baddha konasana (bound angle)
  • Upavishtakonasana (wide angle seated forward fold)
  • Suptakonasana (reclining angle pose)
  • Supta padangusthasana (reclining big toe pose)
  • Ubhaya padangusthasana (both big toes pose)
  • Urdhva mukha paschimottanasana (upward facing west intense stretch)
  • Setubandhasana (bridge building pose)
  • Urdhva dhanurasana (upward bow pose)
  • Salamba sarvangasana (shoulder stand pose)
  • Savasana (corpse)
  • Salamba sarvangasana (shoulder stand)
  • Halasana (plough pose)
  • Karnapidasana (ear pressure pose)
  • Urdhva padmasana (upward lotus pose)
  • Pindasana in sarvangasana (embryo pose)
  • Matsyasana (fish pose)
  • Uttanapadasana (intense stretch feet or legs)
  • Sirsasana (headstand)
  • Balasana (child’s pose)
  • Baddha padmasana (bound lotus pose)
  • Yoga mudrasana (energetic lock or seal)
  • Tulasana (the uplifting-scales)
  • Savasana (corpse)

Pranayama (breathing practices)

Pranayama is an ancient yogic breathing technique which is very effective for the meditation as well as to awaken the life force. By the help of pranayama, you can increase your lung capacity, improves the respiratory system, and purifies the body and mind.

  • Week 1: Introduction of pranayama, benefits of pranayama, general guidelines for different types of breathing, yogic breathing, kapalbhati, ujjayi, and bhastrika
  • Week 2: Nadi - shodhana, bhramari, surya - bhedi and chandra - bhedi, sheetali, and sheetkari
  • Week 3: Mudras (yoga gestures). Mudras hand and head gestures is an ancient method of yoga to open the blockage in the nadis (life energy flow channels) and to bring the five elements in equilibrium condition. Mudras have the ability to change spiritual and mental characteristics. You will learn jnana mudra, shunya mudra, apan mudra, pran mudra, vayu mudra, varun mudra, prithvi mudra, surya mudra, linga mudra, chinmaya mudra, adi mudra, bhairav mudra, and brahmi mudra. Yoga bandhas (energy lock). The aim of bandhas is to lock the energy (prana) of the particular areas and use that energy for spiritual awakening during yoga practice. It also strengthens the entire body with a lot of benefits. Preparation: mula bandha, uddiyana bandha, jalandhar bandha, and maha bandha.
  • Week 4: Teaching and doubts

Meditation (dhyana)

Meditation is a state of mind which brings physical, mental, and spiritual calmness and give control over the mind with the purpose of reaching samadhi (self-realization).

  • Meditation with breathing awareness
  • Om chanting / mantra chanting meditation
  • Trataka
  • Dynamic meditation
  • Kirtan (devotional songs)
  • Expansion of mental consciousness
  • Tips for concertation
  • Silence practice

Yoga Nidra (psychic sleep)

Yoga Nidra is a deep sleep which brings relaxation to the mind with awakened consciousness.

  • Basic relaxation
  • Tension relaxation
  • Full body relaxation

Six yogic cleansing techniques (Shatkarma)

Yogic cleansing techniques are very effective to purify the body physically and mentally. It also harmonizes the pranas in the nadis. It balances the three doshas in the body.

  • Rubber-neti (cleansing nostrils with a rubber cathedral)
  • Rubber-neti complete with jala neti
  • Trataka with music (concentration practice)
  • Kapalbhati - cleansing the lungs

Anatomy and physiology (sharir vijnan)

It is the right knowledge of the physical body that will help to prevent any injury during the asanas practice. It gives the information about how the different system works in your body. The overview:

  • Week 1: Introduction to skeletal system of human, joints, and range of motion
  • Week 2: Muscular system postural imbalances, physiology of asana, standing, back bend, forward bend, twist, inversions, savasana, and organ system.
  • Week 3: Body formation according to modern science and nervous system, yoga benefits for excretion system, yoga benefits for endocrine system, stress, and homeostasis.
  • Week 4: Yoga benefits for respiration system, yoga benefits on human muscular system, physiology of pranayama, and physiology of meditation.

Yoga philosophy (yoga-darsana)

Yoga philosophy is the major part of yoga. It gives the whole knowledge about the different paths of the yoga with the time periods and give the guidance to follow the path.

  • Week 1: Introduction to yoga and its evolution, definition of yoga, Patanjali yoga sutras, and different paths of the yoga (three days).
  • Week 2: Yama, niyama (four days) asanas, pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, dhyan, samadhi (two days)
  • Week 3: Four aspects of mind and its functions, daily Schedule of a yogi, principles of five basic element and ten senses, pancha - vayus, Panchakoshas, satva, rajas, and tamas (Triguna)
  • Week 4: Introduction to chakras and its functions, three doshas, introduction and benefits of pranayamas, introduction and benefits of mudra, bandhas, effect of the asanas on physical body, and effects of pranayama on pranamaya kosha.

Teaching practice (adhyapanam)

Students will take turns practicing their teaching skills by performing in front of the cliques and teachers.

  • Demonstration
  • Alignment
  • Instructions

Teaching methodology

A yoga teacher should efficiently perform the practical applications of class planning and preparation. At Yoga Village Rishikesh, the students will learn how to create a positive and peaceful class environment for an enjoyable and transformative experience.

  • How to structure a yoga asana class
  • How to teach with the breath
  • Teaching yoga asana compared to physical exercises
  • Verbal cues
  • Modifications and safety guidelines for each asana
  • Assisting inversions

Assessments are based on:

  • Assignments
  • Oral test
  • Attendance
  • Performance
  • Behavior

Daily schedule of 200-hour yoga teacher training course (Monday to Saturday with Sunday off)

  • 06:00 Wake up
  • 06:30 - 06:45 Herbal tea
  • 06:45 - 07:00 Jal neti (nasal cleansing)
  • 07:00 - 08:30 Hatha yoga
  • 08:30 - 09:15 Pranayama
  • 09:15 - 10:15 Breakfast
  • 10:15 - 11:15 Yoga philosophy
  • 11:15 - 12:30 Yoga anatomy / yoga practicum
  • 12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
  • 16:30 - 18:00 Ashtanga yoga
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Meditation, yoga Nidra
  • 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner
  • 22:00 Lights off

Code of conducts for the students

  • Always give the respect to the teachers and follow all the rules.
  • Once the class starts, students will not be allowed in the hall.
  • Before departure deposit your books or any goods which you borrowed.
  • Students have to be present in all scheduled program of Yoga Village Rishikesh.
  • Please pay your course fee, taxi etc. before ceremony.
  • Check the notice board regularly for the schedules and updates.
  • Students are not allowed to bring the utensils of dining area in their rooms.
  • Please deposit two-passport size photos for the registration and certification to the reception or the office.

All the classes are compulsory. Only in case of an emergency, one can take leave with respective teacher permission prior to the class. Do not feel insecure, you are so important. Yoga Village Rishikesh will provide a secure environment like a family inside the campus and give the guidelines for outdoors also. Because Yoga Village Rishikesh believes that ‘guest is equivalent to God’.

Included excursions

  • Himalayas sightseeing trip
  • Weekend excursions to Rishikesh


Swami Rudrakshdev

Govind Kumar

Sanjay Negi

Shubham Bhandari

Retreat location


Alcohol is strictly prohibited in the center. If you are having a fast any day, you have to inform the kitchen manager for avoiding food waste.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Bungee jumping
  • Camping
  • Ganga river rafting
  • Jungle safari in the Rajaji National Park
  • Rock climbing
  • Trekking

What's included

  • 27 nights’ accommodation
  • Daily nutritious vegetarian meals and teas
  • Daily yoga classes
  • Himalayas sightseeing trip
  • Weekend excursions
  • Yoga material (books, yoga mat, etc.)

What's not included

  • Flights

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Dehradun Airport (DED).

Airport: Jolly Grant Airport Airport transfer available: Jolly Grant Airport (US$20 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport Airport transfer available: Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$80 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.

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