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26 Days Cross Your Limits 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India

Gyan Heilyoga, Visthapit Rishikesh

Yoga Teacher Training in India

Translated from the Sanskrit, yoga means unity and integration. Soft soothing postures and asanas can help you integrate your body, mind, and heart. Through maximum concentration of your thoughts, you can begin to open your chakras and live more consciously.

In this yoga teacher training course, you will learn to cross your limits and live your life at peace. The 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training runs 25 days with instruction and is suitable for beginners to intermediates.

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  • Daily meditation or pranayama classes
  • Daily yoga asana classes with adjustment
  • Learn about shatkarma, yoga philosophy, and yoga anatomy
  • Certificate of completion to register with Yoga Alliance
  • Individual guidance and post-yoga course assistance
  • 2 daily healthy vegetarian or vegan meals
  • Complimentary Ayurvedic consultation
  • 25 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate


24 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: German
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During this yoga teacher training course, you will be staying in bright and clean rooms where you can relax, sleep, and make yourself feel comfortable. Clean bed sheets, blankets, and pillows will be provided. You will have your own bathroom with hot water and you can use the Wi-Fi at reception area. Your classes are located at the same building as your accommodations, so teachers are easily accessible to you throughout the day.


Teaching yoga is a very fulfilling and responsible task. A good yoga teacher needs a stable base and profound knowledge about various teaching techniques. As a yoga teacher, you not only need the knowledge itself but also the ability to incorporate this knowledge into the practice so that each participant feels picked up at their level.

Increasing your life force and prana throughout the course will give you a glowing aura and energy which will help you to live a yogic lifestyle-whether you are teaching yoga or not.

Classes are held Mondays to Saturdays from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

What makes this 200-hour yoga teacher training special?

  • A Gyan Heilyoga teacher training course gives you great tools for teaching and growing yourself, individually and strong. By completing this course, you are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance and teach yoga internationally.
  • Before course start, Gyan Heilyoga offer 24/7 one-on-one guidance via e-mail to make sure all your questions will be answered.
  • After the course, you are welcome to stay in touch with them as well. Gyan Heilyoga is happy to help you in obtaining a career in yoga.
  • You will cover topics such as shatkarma, meditation, asana, yogic philosophy, anatomy, alignment, Ayurveda, alternative healing and detoxification techniques.
  • Gyan Heilyoga aim to make your stay comfortable, easy-going, and safe.
  • After completing this course, you will receive a certificate of completion and are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®).
  • Learn from the Yoga Alliance-approved curriculum in a nurturing and supportive classroom environment that expands your individualized skills


This 200-hour yoga teacher training is registered with the Yoga Alliance Foundation. Hence, the course curriculum, materials, props, and teachers are approved by it as well. As you graduate from the training, you will receive a certification that allows you to teach yoga internationally without any restrictions.

You can register as RYT-200 and after two years become an ERYT-200.

Course curriculum

1). Hatha Yoga

During your 200-hour yoga teacher training with Gyan Heilyoga, you will cover up to 150 Hatha asana poses. Here we have listed the first 30 poses for you:

  • Pawanmuktasana series 1
  • Pawanmuktasana serie 2
  • Pawanmuktasana series 3
  • Surya Namaskar ( sun salutation)
  • Chandra Namaskar (Moon salutation)
  • Tadasana (palm tree pose)
  • Triyak tadasana (swaying palm tree pose)
  • Trikonasana (triangle pose)
  • Parivirtatrikon asana – revolving triangle pose
  • Uttkatasana –chair pose
  • Virbhdrasana 1 -warrior 1
  • Virbhdrasana 2 -warrior 2
  • Virbhdrasana 3 -warrior 3
  • Ardha Chandrasana- Half moon pose
  • Vriksasana – tree pose
  • Parvatasana – mountain pose
  • Adho mukha svanasana – downward facing dog
  • Kati chakrasana – waist rotating pose
  • Malasana – squatted yoga pose
  • Garudasana – eagle pose
  • Baddha Konasana- bound angle pose
  • Rajkapoot asana – pegion pose
  • Bhujanghasana – cobra pose
  • Urdhva mukha svanasana –upward facing dog
  • Matsyasana-
  • Setu Bhandasana
  • Utrasana
  • Dhanurasana
  • Salabhasana
  • Supta Virasana- reclining hero pose

2). Adjustment

You will learn how to adjust these asanas (and more) and understand how adjustment can deepen your practice. You will cover their benefits, modifications, and cautions.

3). Pranayama (breathing techniques)

These are based on traditional yogic breathing techniques which will benefit your yoga practice as you learn how to lengthen your breath. How to incorporate breathing into postures and into your classes. How breath work assists the body.

4). Shatkarma (cleansing techniques)

These yogic cleansing practices will be integrated into the daily morning schedule and will work in conjunction with the asana practices. These will purify the nervous system and allow your breath to flow freely throughout the body. In expelling toxins from the body, we therefore cleanse it.

5). Meditation

You will cover a range of meditation techniques that will help build concentration and focus in your daily practice. Techniques include Om Chanting, Chakra and Power of Transformation Meditation.

6). Mantras (chanting)

A range of mantras will be taught including the Gayatri Mantra and many more. Find your inner harmony in these sessions.

7). Anatomy

You will learn anatomy relevant to yoga in order to strengthen the classroom explanations, cues, and corrections of asanas.

During this 200-hour yoga teacher training, you will cover:

  • Yoga and skeletal system, brain and nervous system, respiratory system, digestive system, cardiovascular system
  • Effects of pranayama, asanas and meditation for various disorders
  • Subtle body anatomy of the chakras, nadis and the application of chakras energy in the practice of yoga
  • Introduction to Ayurveda and yogic diet.

10). Yoga philosophy

During your 200-hour yoga teacher training, you will learn:

  • Yoga Sutras: Parts of the Patanjali’s yoga Sutra
  • 8 limbs of Ashtanga Yoga
  • How overcome Panch-klesha: the five causes of pain and miseries
  • The philosophy behind Raj yoga and Hatha yoga
  • Parts of the Bhagavad Gita

11). Teaching methodology and practice

This class will give you the necessary building blocks to devise your own yoga class. Learn how to motivate your students by teaching inclusively to the range of abilities that you may be faced with.

12) Yoga teaching practice

The teaching practice is the last practical part of the course. You will:

  • Practice teaching with Lead Teacher
  • Receiving/giving feedback
  • Prepare your own class
  • Teach your own class
  • Adjust your students correctly

Weekly schedule

Week 1

  • 06:00 - 07:00 Shatkarma
  • 07:00 - 08:00 Pranayama
  • 08:00 - 09:30 Hatha yoga class
  • 09:30 - 10:00 Light breakfast
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Anatomy class
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Philosophy class
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch and Karma yoga
  • 14:00 - 16:00 Break and study time
  • 16:00 - 17:30 Hatha asana class
  • 17:30 - 18:00 Relax
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Meditation
  • 19:00 - 20:30 Dinner
  • 22:00 Lights off

Week 2

  • 06:00- 07:00 Shatkarma
  • 07:00 - 08:00 Pranayama
  • 08:00 - 09:30 Hatha yoga class
  • 09:30 - 10:00 Light breakfast
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Yoga anatomy
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Philosophy class
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch and Karma yoga
  • 14:00 - 16:00 Break and study time
  • 16:00 - 17:30 Hatha asana class
  • 17:30 - 18:00 Relax
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Meditation
  • 19:00 - 20:30 Dinner
  • 22:00 Lights off

Week 3

  • 06:00- 07:00 Shatkarma
  • 07:00 - 08:00 Pranayama
  • 08:00 - 09:30 Hatha yoga class
  • 09:30 - 10:00 Light breakfast
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Yoga adjustment
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Philosophy class
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch and Karma yoga
  • 14:00 - 16:00 Break and study time
  • 16:00 - 17:30 Ashtanga class
  • 17:30 - 18:00 Relax
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Meditation
  • 19:00 - 20:30 Dinner
  • 22:00 Lights off

Week 4

  • 06:00- 07:00 Shatkarma
  • 07:00 - 08:00 Pranayama
  • 08:00 - 09:30 Teaching practice
  • 09:30 - 10:00 Light breakfast
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Yoga adjustment
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Philosophy
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch and Karma yoga
  • 14:00 - 16:00 Break and study time
  • 16:00 - 17:30 Teaching practice
  • 17:30 - 18:00 Relax
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Meditation
  • 19:00 - 20:30 Dinner
  • 22:00 Lights off

During your course, you will receive a complimentary Ayurvedic consultation and the option to take an introduction to Ayurveda class with no extra charge.


Annkathrin Mura


This teacher training course will be taking place in the heart of Rishikesh, India.


  • Jolly Grant Airport (DED) - 40 minutes


You will be served organic and non-fertilized vegetarian meals three times daily. Your food is freshly prepared and vegetables are always washed with filtered water.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Whole food
  • Yogic
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)

Jam sessions and mantra circles

Music connects you deeply with yourself and with others in the most extraordinary and liberating ways. Gyan Heilyoga hosts jam sessions, concerts, and mantra circles.

Healing therapies

If you are seeking alternative therapies to heal, increase relaxation, or learn more about yourself, Gyan Heilyoga has a variety of spiritual treatments available such as Reiki, sound healing, and crystal healing.

Movie nights

When you’re in the mood to watch a movie, you are welcome to join the Saturday movie nights. They play nice movies and sometimes also yoga documentaries.


A really fun part about Laxman Jhula is all the shops, stalls, and stores. If you have time during your busy training schedule, go wander around for a bit and see what you can find. There are lots of fun clothing to buy like pants, shirts, shawls, and scarves. Some other items that are available in the nearby markets include candles, yoga gear, natural or Ayurvedic beauty and personal care products, religious items, healthy food, snacks, and much more.

Slum children education project

Gyan Heilyoga collaborates with a creativity school for 400 slum children around. They do amazing work and the children learn so much. They are really good at writing, speaking English, dancing, yoga, science, and much more. They take the students there once a month. So if you are interested, you can visit, play, and do yoga with the kids.

Spa treatments

Ayurvedic massages


Spa treatments

What's included

  • 2 daily vegetarian meals
  • 25 nights accommodation
  • 200-hour teacher training course curriculum
  • Certificate of completion
  • Complimentary Ayurvedic consultation
  • Daily meditation and yoga philosophy classes
  • Daily pranayama classes
  • Daily yoga classes
  • Learn about asana and pranayama
  • 1 school t-shirt
  • Two yoga books
  • 1 Mala (Indian necklace for chanting)

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Spa treatments
  • Taxi rides

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Dehradun Airport (DED). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. Upon arrival, you can use a taxi ride that takes you from the airport to the centre at Laxman Jhula. The trip will cost you 15 USD.

Arrival by bus

The Volvo buses from Delhi to Rishikesh stop running around 9:00 p.m.. If your plane arrives in Delhi in the evening, you will have to get a hotel for the night and then make your way to Delhi ISBT (inter-state bus terminus) in the morning.

From the airport, you can get a prepaid taxi to take you to Delhi ISBT. The price from the Delhi airport to Delhi ISBT will be 500 INR. Once you arrive at Delhi ISBT, navigate your way to the bus station’s ticket stands on the second level (go up the escalator). Go to the Uttarakhand state booth and ask when the next Volvo bus will be leaving for Rishikesh. The bus ticket approximately costs between 300 to 400 INR.

Once you arrive at Rishikesh bus station, find an auto rickshaw (tuk tuk) to take you to Laxman Jhula bridge. From there it is only a two-minute walk to the center.

Arrival by taxi

You can also hire a private car to take you from Delhi to Rishikesh. The journey will take up to seven hours and costs about 70 USD. Taxi transfers are available upon request. The taxi driver will hold a sign with your name up at your arrival gate in Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL).

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 16.94% 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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