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24 Days 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India

Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training Rishikesh

The 200-hour yoga teacher training program at Yogvit Yogshala is for the people who has or want to develop knowledge and skills in traditional Indian yoga philosophy. The student will be guided to the basic application and understanding of Hatha yoga and Ashtanga yoga principles. All modules of teachings are led by yogi and yoginis holding excellent knowledge in yoga. After successfully completing the course, students will become confident and certified yoga teachers and will be able to guide their students.

Retreat highlights

  • Yoga Alliance certificate
  • Asana classes twice a day
  • Daily yoga philosophy lessons
  • Anatomy and physiology of yogic practice
  • 23 nights accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Yoga styles

21 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 20

Airport transfer available:
Dehradun Airport (US$20 per person)

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Shared rooms will be provided. A bed, mattress, blankets, sheets, and pillow are also provided.

Yogvit Yogshala Rishikesh Yoga Teacher Training Program


Upon completion of this yoga teacher training, students will receive certificate affiliated with Yoga Alliance. Registration with Yoga Alliance provides a globally recognized credential.

Yogvit Yogshala is a registered yoga school with Yoga Alliance USA, offers RYT 200, RYT 300 and RYT 500 residential multi style yoga teacher training in India. Yogvit is open to all, with no discrimination on the basis of race, gender, nationality, religion, caste, or creed.

The objective of these yoga teacher-training courses is to gain knowledge of application and understanding of traditional Indian Hatha yoga and Ashtanga yoga principles. However if you are just a beginner or have some knowledge of this ancient practice; at Yogvit Yogshala you will be able to develop and deepen your understanding of yoga and be able to teach yoga professionally.

This yoga teacher training will help you to understand the skills and technique to grow and improve self practice and also guide others in a safe manner. At Yogvit, yoga teacher training program is designed on Indian tradition system. Yoga is a vast subject with many traditions and styles, one will learn and experience basics of each subject to cover all of the varieties

Course syllabus

Techniques, training, and practice

This segment emphasis on analytical training to teach and practice multi style asana training, practice of Hatha and Ashtanga, pranayama, meditation, kriyas, and chanting. Every student will be guided through the techniques which will also allow them to practice themselves.

In asana, the focus will be on alignment and correct way to perform each technique. Initial first week will be foundation and gradually built awareness and strength and also develop flow, teaching of different pranayamas, its subtle practice and effects on respiratory and nervous system.

Teaching to withdraw senses, for example Pratyahara (base of meditation practice), and different meditation techniques will be taught and experience its effects on mind like om, chanting, heart meditation, and yoga Nidra.

Yoga philosophy, lifestyle, and ethics for yoga teachers

In this segment, Yogvit Yogshala gives a brief introduction of background and history of yoga. Teachings of yoga sutras, Hatha yoga, Pradipika, Bhagvad Gita. In lifestyle and ethics, you will explore the eight fold paths of yoga. Teaching values of yoga as a Karma yogi.

More than two hours will be spent on living yogic lifestyle. Learning on how to reduce power of kleshas which all human beings are born with. This segment of learning involves spiritual and practical aspects of the course.

Teaching methodology

Teaching methodology segment emphasis on alignment for the asana and its sequence. Principle of demonstrating asana in the class and its effectiveness. Explore different aspects of teaching, communication skills, time management, and designing class according to age, group, and any special needs. In business aspects of yoga, Pradipika teaches how to use individual, professional, and marketing skills.

Anatomy and physiology

This segment of teaching includes the study of physical anatomy of a human body such as skeletal, muscular, respiratory, digestive, nervous system, and organs. This segment also includes study of pranic body (subtle energy) chakras, nadis, bandhas. Further, all this learning will be related to its application to yogic practice.


Student will ask to demonstrate yoga technique taught during the course with necessary adjustments and teaching skills. Practicum involves a well-structured sequence taught in group with clear instructions, movements, and breath understandings. With open heart, everyone will learn to give and receive feedback.


Vipul Nathwani
Vipul has a very holistic approach to balance the body and mind by synchronizing the breath. He guides you through a conscious, mindful practice with focus on breath, and holding each pose to create balance, harmony, and clarity in life to get deeper knowledge of asana and meditation technique.

Retreat location

Parmarth Niketan Ashram is a true spiritual heaven, lying on the holy banks of Mother Ganga in the lap of the lush Himalayas. It is no surprise that knowledge seekers are drawn from all over the world. The awe-inspiring beauty of the ashram, the clear flowing Ganga, the majestic mountains and the lush green forests will embrace and rejuvenate your entire being.

Parmarth Niketan offers comfort, inspiration, and upliftment for your body, mind, and spirit as well as a deeper connection and bonding with the Divine. As you stay and learn in the ashram, you will feel your soul bathing in the peace of sacred energies. Parmath Niketan contains within it the voice and the spirit of divine communication.

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Vegetarian meals will be provided all day. All students requested to avoid non-vegetarian meals outside of the course. Students need to have only Sattvik food.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

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

Spa treatments

An Ayurvedic massage center is available in the ashram. Massages included for an extra fee upon request.

What's included

  • 23 nights accommodation
  • Anatomy and physiology of yogic practice lesson daily
  • Asana classes twice a day
  • Course material
  • Daily vegetarian meals
  • Yoga Alliance certificate
  • Yoga philosophy lessons daily

How to get there

Driving directions from Delhi

Come to Haridwar.

Pass Haridwar.

Go 15-16 kilometers.

You will see the Hanumanji Temple (Baba Neem Karoli Temple) on your left.

Just past the temple is the IDPL Gate on your right. Turn right at this gate.

Keep going straight.

Ask for the Barrage Bridge. Follow the way to the bridge. There will also be signs for Parmarth. Follow these signs.

Cross the Barrage Bridge. You are now eight kilometers from Parmarth Niketan.

Immediately after crossing the bridge, turn left.

Go straight through the mountains. First you will go up, and then go back down.

There will be a fork in the road. One road goes off to the right, for Neelkanth. Dont take this road. Take the road that goes left and down.

Head down until there is a left turn. There will be another sign for Parmarth; turn left.

Go a few hundred meters to the first road (the only road). Actually its more like an alley in the back of the ashrams. It is directly parallel to Ganga, a few hundred feet inland).

Turn right.

Parmarth Niketan Ashram is at the end of this road.

Arrival by airplane

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

The airport is well connected to Delhi with daily flights, probably the best way to reach. Yogvit Yogshala can arrange a taxi for you for 20 USD payable at the time of booking.

Arrival by taxi

Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) to Rishikesh by car is also an option. It's a six to seven hours journey depending on traffic. You can book a cab at the airport prepaid taxi counter.


  • Dehradun Jolly Grant Airport (DED) - 35 minutes
  • Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) - 6 to 7 hours
Airport: Dehradun Airport Airport transfer available: Dehradun Airport (US$20 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 15% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 15 days before arrival.
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