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31 Days 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India

Yoga Teacher Training India

Take another step in your journey as a yoga teacher through an intensive 300 hours YTT in Rishikesh. Akshi Yogashala takes you more deeply into the yoga philosophy, yoga science and intense asanas, meditation and pranayama to polish your skills and fashion you more precisely for your career as a yoga teacher. The course is designed as per the standards laid down by Yoga Alliance, USA. The course is suitable for students who have passed their 200 hours YTT or have basic knowledge of yoga. The course would be an integration of the holistic tenets of yoga with the feeling of spiritual existence through meditation.


  • Daily meditation and yoga classes
  • Nidra yoga and sun salutation sessions
  • Yoga philosophy, mantras, and mudras sessions
  • Anatomy, mental, emotional and spiritual workshops
  • Weekend cultural, social and fun activities
  • Daily Ayurvedic prepared food
  • 30 nights' accommodation
  • Excursions and trips


28 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Yogashala provides airy and spacious rooms on twin sharing or individual basis as per the preference of the students. All rooms have modern facilities with clean attached bathrooms. You will get an ashram like feeling and peace.

Akshi Yogashala Yoga Teacher Training in India Program

Asana Practices

  • Advance Hatha yoga practice
  • More focused on Intermediate and advance Asana
  • Dynamic Sun Salutation with Beeja Mantra to effect inner sheaths
  • Vinyasa flow
  • Revision of the Primary AstangaVinyasa Series.
  • Practice of the complete Intermediate series of AstangaVinyasa.
  • Moon Slutation with mantras

Pranayama Practices

  • Revision of basic Pranayama Practices
  • Advance and Intensive Practices of Bhastrika, Kapalabhati, Ujjayi, Surya Bhedi etc.
  • Uses of Bandhas to uplift parana
  • BhutaShudddi (Purification of five elements) Pranayama Practices
  • Subtle Pranayama series up to level 4
  • Sushumna Pranayama Series

Alignment And Adustment

  • Learning to minimize the effort in asana
  • Focusing on the “Six Steps of Asana Practice” according to hatha yoga
  • Protection for the joints
  • How to maintain center of gravity to balance the weight of body
  • Modification of Asanas as per the Physical limitations
  • Use of Inhalation, exahalation, retention to protect the body
  • Different modification and adjustments for important and sensitive asanas
  • Art of adjustment without forcing body
  • Proper uses of props

Shatkriya (Cleansing Practices)

  • Practice of water Neti
  • Practice of Sutra Neti
  • Practice of Kunjala to clean stomach
  • Practice of ShankhaPracshala to purify the whole body
  • Advance practices of Inner trataka
  • Practice of Nauli and Agnisara

Meditation And Relaxation

  • Deep Meditation practices for manaomayakosha
  • Different types of meditation practices for individuals from VijnanaBhairavaTantra
  • Emotional purification through Meditation
  • Sushumna Meditation
  • Heart center meditation
  • Silence observation
  • Meditation in Movement(contemplative walking)
  • Sweeping breath practice
  • Intermediate and some advance practices of Yoga Nidra
  • Purification of dreams
  • Deep point to point relaxation with color visualization
  • Spinal Breathing

Kundaliniand Nada Yoga

  • Explaination of Kundalini and chakras.
  • Practices to balance energy for the primary stage of kundalini
  • Sushumna Awakening techniques
  • Pranayamasfor cleaning the nadis to move kundalini
  • Asanas to awaken chakras
  • Kundalini meditation
  • Mantra chantings
  • Practice of Beeja Mantra
  • Had and Anhad Nada
  • Nada discovering practices


  • Pulse and Dosha (Constitution) diagnosis
  • Six Tastes and their effects on Doshas
  • Preparation of Ayurvedic food
  • Effect and uses of common Herbs
  • Special yogic practices for balancing Doshas
  • How to nourish Prana, Ojas and Tejas


Yoga Sutra

  • How to remove the causes of suffering
  • Explanation of eight limbs of yoga
  • How should one practice to get the best result?
  • What is Samadhi?
  • How we can get perfections


  • What is karama yoga and renunciation of fruits
  • What is stable wisdom and how to attain it
  • What is the path of devotion?
  • How to control senses
  • Causes of emotions

Hatha Yoga Pradipika

  • History of Hatha Yoga and Natha Traditions
  • Main practices of Hatha Yoga to ascend to Raja Yoga
  • Supportive elements and obstacles for Yogis
  • Nadanusandhana (Discovery of Sounds)
  • Description of Kundalini, Chakras and nadis from tantras
  • Study of Yantras and their effects
  • Four Purushartha (object of human pursuit)
  • Four Ashrams (stages of Life)
  • Basic study of Shiva Sutra
  • The subtle aspects of breath of SwarodayaTantra

Anatomy And Physiology

  • Higher study of yogic physiology (Chakra, Nadis etc.)
  • Biomechanics of joints
  • Musculoskeletal system. Functions of spindles and Golgi Tendons.
  • Effects of yogic practices on Musculoskeletalsystem
  • Study of Nervous System and yoga effect on it
  • Connection of plexus, chakras and Glands. How to activate them through yogic practices
  • Endocrine system and effect of yogic practices on it
  • Digestive system and effect of yogic practices on it

Yogic management of common Physical and Emotional Problems (Yoga Therapy)

  • Basic principles of Yoga Therapy
  • Limitations of yoga therapy
  • How to make common Physical problem diagnosis
  • Yogic management for simple psychological problems like stress, anger anxiety, fear, depression etc.
  • Yogic management of common Somatic problems like sinusitis, diabetes, blood pressure, digestive issues, spinal disk injury etc.

Teaching Methodology

  • Alignment principles & modifications for advanced elements of practice
  • Techniques for safely guiding students in and out of more advanced poses
  • Sequencing practices according to age, gender, flexibility, experience *Emergency protocol
  • How to instruct the students with proper words and voice pitch

Included excursions

Sunday are kept for excursions to give students some relaxing hours out of their busy schedule. These include trekking or river rafting, visit to the Himalayan temples, local ashrams and exposure to the local culture and tradition. Besides the students learn the value of loving and living in conjunction with nature and adopt the human traits of humility, love, care and tenderness which any successful yoga teacher carries with him all through his career.


Vivek Arya
Vivek Ji is known for providing reflective thoughts on each lesson to its students. He is a very knowledgeable yogi whose passion for yoga started at a young age. His father recognized his interest for yoga and motivated him into the life of a yogi. Vivek Ji had spent fifteen years learning yoga in an ashram, but his keenness to learn more made him venture into the Himalayas where he took mystic lessons from the sages. He also learned Naturopathy, Pranic healing, Acupressure, philosophy of Buddhism, Jainism and Sufism, Anatomy, and Physiology. He is now pursuing Ph.D.
Sanjeev Pandey Ji
Yogacharya Sanjeev Pandey Ji is a very popular Pranayama teacher in Rishikesh whose teaching style is enough to attract people to learn pranayama. The techniques he uses to teach pranayama are so impactful that no student is left without becoming a perfect master of this breathing form. His love for yoga was so intense that he even left his running business and started a life of a true yogi. He adopts the basic tenets of Hathayogapradipika, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita and Gheranda Samhita in his teaching methodologies which make them so unique and interesting.
Sandeep Pandey Ji
Yogacharya Sandeep Pandey Ji is a master of meditation and pranayama. He had learned meditation and relaxation techniques from the different ashrams of Rishikesh which made him have a deeper insight into the many aspects of this art. He started his yogic journey as a disciple of Guru Swami Veda Bharti Ji in the Rama Sadhaka Ashram when he was only 11 years old. He is now pursuing Ph.D. in Yoga and is also now teaching the meditation and pranayama to the aspiring yogis.
Yogi Ashish
Yogi Ashish’s charm lies in his dynamic teaching style and attractive personality. He is teaching yoga since last six years and within just a short period of time has shown exceptional mastery of teaching. He learned yoga from the International School of Yoga, Ved Niketan Dham in Rishikesh and also got the master degree in yogic science from the Sanskrit University in Uttarakhand. He is an avid traveler and love exploring new things. He had also attended many seminars and workshops on sports, physical education, and yoga.
Yogi Vikas
Yogi Vikas is a famous yoga teacher for his exceptional style of teaching. He was also awarded for his excellence in World Yogasan Championship. He learned yoga from the famous Vishwaguru School of Yoga “Ved Niketan Dham” in Rishikesh. His four years of teaching experience has given him enough skills to comprehend his student's needs and teach them with precision and the keen eye on details on each aspect of yoga.
Tanushree Rawat
Tanushree teaches asanas, pranayama, meditation and other yoga forms to the people with great precision and dedication. She has seven years of yogic journey to her credit, which allows her to add newness and authenticity to the yoga. She did her post graduation in yoga from Sanskrit University in Haridwar. She also did six-month training from Ved Niketan Ashram and 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training from Jeevmoksha Yoga Gurukul. She had also been part of many internationally run seminars and had been invited the speaker in Californication beauty and spa in Kazakhstan.


Akshi Yogashala is nestled in the Himalayas in Rishikesh and near river Ganges to provide you serene, pure and sacred environment. It is a place where the religious hymns resonate in the air to bless your soul.


The 300-hour yoga program includes nutritious and healthy vegetarian diet for the students. The food will be provided three times a day and prepared by Ayurvedic chefs. The purpose is to provide healthy and delicious food which balances your body constitution and meets the need of the yogic program. Strict menu is followed to detoxify the body.

What's included

  • 30 nights comfortable stay
  • Books for self reading
  • Daily workshop and classes including retreats
  • Excursions and trips
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Group discussion
  • Indian Ayurvedic prepared meals
  • Tuition
  • Yoga Alliance certification

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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Arrival: Sunday October 7, 2018
Departure: Tuesday November 6, 2018

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