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Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training

Alakh Yog provides a yoga teacher training program with the aim of teaching ancient traditional yoga with detoxification techniques to their students. Even if you are entirely new to yoga or a specialist searching to expand your practice, this teacher training course will give you immense confidence and inspiration to become a joyful and knowledgeable yoga teacher and individual. The course covers Hatha and Ashtanga yoga with emotional rebalancing and naturopathy techniques.

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Girish Ji
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  • Daily yoga classes
  • Classes suitable for all levels
  • Yogic body cleansing techniques
  • Meditation and Pranayama practices
  • Daily nutritious vegetarian meals
  • 25 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


24 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Hindi
Airport transfer included: Jolly Grant Airport
Airport transfer available:
Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$61 per person)
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  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Steam room
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Smoke-free property
  • Terrace
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Medical assistance
  • Parking lot
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet

During this teacher training program, you will be staying at Madhav Residency Rishikesh. It is a 40-room campus building with power backup and Wi-Fi. The School building is newly constructed; finished in October 2018. There are two indoor yoga studios, a dining area, a beautiful SPA and rooftop. There are triple sharing rooms or private room with and without attached toilets with hot showers and a balcony. There is a washing machine and filtered drinking water facility. AlakhYog offers bed sheets, pillows, toilet paper, blanket, and other basic amenities.


Explore the divine intricacies of yoga in its many forms through this inspiring and life-changing program. The course deals with in depth knowledge on Hatha and Ashtanga, along with meditation yoga philosophy, Ayurveda, naturopathy, and spiritual techniques. This is the place where you will experience bliss and transformation.

Hatha yoga is one of the oldest forms of yoga, which emphasizes the balance of the body and mind. It is a way of purifying the body and awakening pranic energy, which is found in ancient Indian Vedic culture. In recent years, it has become more and more popular as a great way of improving fitness levels and as a form of treatment for many ailments.

The classes are based on ancient traditional yoga and lead by a very experienced teacher. The instructor will explain approximately 100 asanas in precise and thorough detail and will be teaching how to enter into a pose and how to come out of a pose, the correct alignment of poses, correct usage of props, including benefits of using props, how to assist others and correct various faults, the benefits of each pose, and other various benefits of yoga.

The classes also include sequencing. During the course, there will be a strong emphasis on developing good alignment skills in each student along with the knowledge of each asana.

Classes are held from Mondays to Saturdays from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

This course is created for individuals with aspirations of becoming yoga teachers but is appropriate for any individual wishing to further expand their yoga practice. Cultivate happiness, self-love, and positivity in a yoga program deeply devoted to spiritual growth and understanding.

You will leave the program with the knowledge, experience, and confidence to become the yoga teacher of your dreams.

Every teacher and staff member Alakh Yog is passionate and committed to providing the best possible experience for you. Alakh Yog School provides a spiritual environment for knowledge seekers to grow and nourish their souls. It’s a community built on love, enthusiasm, and a profound belief in the transformative powers of yoga.

Asana Practice

  • Pawanmuktasana series
  • Surya Namaskar
  • Standing poses
  • Sitting poses
  • Forward bends
  • Back bends
  • Spinal rotations
  • Inversions
  • Supine and prone positions
  • Hand balancing poses

Yoga Anatomy - Nine systems of human body

  • Introduction to anatomy
  • Skeletal system
  • Muscular system
  • Nervous system
  • Endocrine system
  • Respiratory system
  • Circulatory system
  • Digestive system
  • Excretory system
  • Reproductive system

Yoga philosophy

  • The history of yoga
  • *Introduction to yoga sutras
  • In-depth study of yoga sutras
  • 8 limbs of yoga
  • Study of yoga based on ancient scriptures


  • Nadi Shodhana Pranayama
  • Surya Bheda Pranayama
  • Sheetali Pranayama
  • Seetkari Pranayama
  • Bhramari Pranayama
  • Bhastrika Pranayama
  • Kapalbhati Pranayama


  • Yoga Nidra
  • Breathing meditation
  • Sufi meditation
  • Trataka (candlelight meditation)
  • Cyclic meditation (stress management)
  • Active meditations

Bhakti yoga

  • Performing bhajan-kirtan
  • Havan (opening fire ceremony for invocation of energy)
  • Ajapa-japa (repetition of a mantra)

Naturopathy Techniques

  • Enema
  • Mud therapy
  • Fasting
  • Other basic detoxification techniques

Mudras and Bandhas

  • Shatkarma
  • Karma Yoga

Teaching methodology

  • Lifestyle and ethics of a yoga teacher
  • Classroom management
  • Principles of observation
  • Demonstrations
  • Assisting and hands-on adjustment techniques
  • Correct alignment and potential risks of yoga postures
  • Practicum classes

Daily program

  • 06:30 - 07:30 Shatkarma and Kriyas
  • 07:30 - 09:30 Pranayama and morning asana practice
  • 09:30 - 10:30 Naturopathy treatment
  • 10:30 - 11:30 Breakfast
  • 11:30 - 13:00 Yoga philosophy or anatomy class
  • 13:00 - 15:00 Lunch and rest
  • 15:00 - 16:00 Yoga alignment
  • 16:00 - 16:30 Tea break
  • 16:30 - 18:00 Evening asana practice
  • 18:30 - 19:30 Meditation / yoga Nidra / self-study
  • 20:00 - 21:00 Dinner


Girish Ji


The Yoga Center in Rishikesh is located a few kilometers away from the busy city center of Rishikesh. The school is situated in a quiet residential society which is near AIIMS Hospital and Seema Dental College. The area is completely safe and the people are really friendly. The riverside is 10 minutes walk away from the school. There are tuk-tuks available at a few minutes' walk, which can take you to the city center or to the local market. Grocery shops, cafes, restaurants, ATMs is a few minutes' walk away from the Ashram.


Food is one of AlakhYog prime highlights. They do not believe in offering a boring menu in the name of Sattvik Yogic diet. The sattvik meals can be very interesting and delicious. The team is a bunch of foodies where the chefs are passionate about cooking and love experimenting. To the best of their abilities, they have taken extra care to ensure that daily freshly cooked or bought food is offered to the students. They have kept an open kitchen, where students can walk in anytime, which means that the food is prepared hygienically and the kitchen is clean

Naturopathy and Ayurveda also focus on cooking food correctly. AlakhYog has a few lectures about the type of food to eat, the myths, and healthy food habits. Throughout the month, they prepare food for students on such principles. The menu changes every day and they try to cook with the freshest seasonal organic ingredients. AlakhYog can arrange if you have any food restrictions.

Three vegetarian sattvic meals will be provided during your complete stay at the campus from Monday to Saturday. Meals will also be provided without any additional charges on Sunday, with a prior notice.


  • Breakfast: fruits, sprouts, tea
  • Lunch: chapati, dal, vegetable, rice, salad
  • Afternoon tea
  • Dinner: chapati, dal, vegetable, rice, salad

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

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

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

Spa treatments

AlakhYog In-House "Ayur-The Vedic Spa" offers a diverse range of Indian and international treatments to rejuvenate your body and soul. Managed by the "Ayur" team, the spa has a qualified team of guest therapists who have expertise in traditional and international spa regimes. The Ayurvedic spa treatments are based upon centuries-old Ayurvedic therapies that support balance and bliss in your life. The revitalizing and therapeutic treatments offered are customized to your particular needs. All therapies are natural, gentle, and delightfully pleasing. The spa also has a sauna room and Shirodhara table.

What's included

  • 3 daily vegetarian meals
  • Afternoon tea
  • Filtered drinking hot and cold water
  • 26 nights accommodation
  • 200 Hour teacher training course manual
  • 2 free books (Hatha yoga Pradipika and four chapters on freedom)
  • 1 yoga mat
  • Neti pot and enema
  • Alakh Yog cotton t-shirt
  • Certificate of completion
  • Complimentary pick-up from Dehradun Airport to school
  • Daily meditation
  • Yoga philosophy classes
  • Daily pranayama classes
  • Daily yoga classes
  • Notebooks and pens
  • Belts, pillows, and blocks are provided
  • Free laundry

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Visa fees
  • Extra 5% charge for the payment made using a credit card or Paypal
  • Personal expenses
  • Extra days of accommodation

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Once you confirm your spot, AlakhYog team will be in constant touch with you advising and ensuring your smooth arrival to the school. You should search for flights to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). From there, you can take a domestic flight to Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun (DED). AlakhYog can arrange your airport pick up on request.

Arrival by bus

The main bus station in Delhi is ISBT (Kashmiri Gate). From there, you can find many government and private transportation to bring you to Rishikesh. It takes 6 to 8 hours by bus. Once you arrive at Rishikesh bus station, you can take a shared tuk-tuk or AlakhYog can arrange your pick up to bring you to the yoga school.

Arrival by train

The nearest railway station is Haridwar train station. It takes 6 to 10 hours. From there, you will find many buses, taxis, and other transportation services that will bring you to the school. If you want, AlakhYog can arrange your pick up from the station on request.

Arrival by taxi

You can also take a direct taxi from Delhi airport to Rishikesh. AlakhYog can assist you in arranging the taxi. The fare is around 3500 to 4000 INR.

Airport: Jolly Grant Airport Airport transfer included: Jolly Grant Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport Airport transfer available: Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$61 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 23% 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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