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Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India

Ishavasyam Yoga School is a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School situated in Rishikesh, India. At Ishavasyam Yoga School you will get a life-changing experience. The school is located in silence and covered with nature. The teachers are highly qualified and follow the Guru tradition to provide the best and authentic knowledge from the original sources of yogic texts. You will experience the most life-changing experience and will feel like family.

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Kushagra Arjun Om & 1 More…
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  • Daily yoga, meditation, mantra chanting, pranayama, and shatkarma practices
  • Aerial Yoga & Aerial Flow
  • Core strengthening practice
  • Eligible to register with Yoga Alliance upon completion
  • Daily 3 times yogic food, detox tea, and juice
  • Free pick-up or drop-off service to/from Dehradun Airport (except for those who book the dorm room)
  • 1 Ayurvedic and lifestyle session
  • 23 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate


21 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 10 participants
Airport transfer included: Jolly Grant Airport
Airport transfer available:
Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$ 75 per person)
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  • Spa
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Kitchen
  • Smoke-free property
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio
  • ATM / banking
  • Currency exchange
  • Dry cleaning
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Ironing / ironing board
  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Medical assistance
  • Wireless internet

Ishavasyam Yoga school surroundings and accommodations are some of the best and cleanest spaces in the whole of Rishikesh. Whether you are on a vacation or on a yoga course, amenities make life a little easier when you're away from home. For different types of travel, there are amenities that are more important than others.

They provide two types of accommodations, private and twin shared rooms, and students can choose according to their preferences. In the room, clean bed sheets, blankets, and pillows will be provided. Every room has an air conditioner and an attached bathroom with cold and hot water for 24 hours. The complete school campus has unlimited high-bandwidth Wi-Fi service. The school is surrounded by serene green mountains which heal the inner soul and the river Ganga flows within walking distance.



Students who complete the training are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®).

Who is this course for?

Learning yoga has been one of the most admired hobbies for individuals who want a healthy body and a clear mind. For those, who would like to go a step ahead and make a career in yoga, this 200-Hour Hatha, Ashtanga-Vinyasa & Aerial Yoga Teacher Training is the most affordable and beneficial course.

This training is an intense program and it is the best way to start your real journey toward yoga as a lifestyle or if you want to create a career as a Yoga Teacher. Most people understand that to do YTTC you need experience in yoga, but Ishavasyam Yoga School in this course offers a complete package starting from the very beginning to the intermediate level. In this course, you learn Traditional Hatha, Ashtanga-Vinyasa, Aerial Yoga, Pranayama-Shatkarma, Meditation, Yog Nidra, Yoga Anatomy, Alignment & Yog Philosophy.

Ishavasyam Yoga School's motto is to keep on learning and sharing this beautiful yet powerful knowledge and keep on growing yoga families all around the world spreading love, peace, and harmony.


Students who complete the course are eligible to register their certificate with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®) & Yoga Alliance Continuous Education Program (YACEP)

Course syllabus:

This yoga TTC in Rishikesh can serve as a life-transforming experience for a person, making it possible for him or her to work on personal and spiritual ascension. This can help in strengthening the mind and body for the more significant challenges in life.

The great yogis

  • Yugrishi Pandit Shri Ram Sharma
  • Swami Vivekananda
  • Paramahansa Yogananda
  • Anandamayi Ma
  • Mata Bhagwati Devi

Mantra chanting

  • Aum Namah Shivaya
  • Aum Sarveshaam Svastir-Bhavatu
  • Aum Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah
  • Gayatri Mantra
  • Aum Saha Navavatu
  • Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra
  • Aum Asato Ma Sadgamaya
  • Aum Purnamadah Purnamidam
  • Patanjali Sloka

Hatha yoga asana

  • Surya Namaskar
  • Pawanmuktasana series 1
  • Pawanmuktasana series 2
  • Chandra Namaskar (Moon salutation)
  • Tadasana (palm tree pose)
  • Triyak tadasana (swaying palm tree pose)
  • Trikonasana (triangle pose)
  • Parivirtatrikon asana - revolving triangle pose
  • Garudasana - eagle pose
  • Baddha Konasana - bound angle pose
  • Rajkapoot asana - pigeon pose
  • Bhujanghasana - cobra pose
  • Urdhva Mukha svanasana - upward facing dog
  • Matsyasana
  • Setu Bhandasana
  • Utrasana
  • Dhanurasana
  • Salabhasana
  • Supta Virasana- reclining hero pose
  • Virasana –hero pose
  • Vajrasana –thunderbolt
  • Gomukhasana
  • Balasana
  • Dandasana
  • Ardha Matsyendrasana
  • 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

Ashtanga Vinyasa

  • Coverage: alignment, Drishti, adjustment, options
  • Surya Namaskar A
  • Surya Namaskar B

Full primary series

  • Padangusthasana
  • Padahasthasana
  • Utthita Trikonasana
  • Parivrtta Trikonasana
  • Utthita Parsvakonasana
  • Parivrtta Parsvakonasana
  • Prasarita Padottanasana a b c and d
  • Parsvottanasana
  • Eka Pada Padangusthasana a b c and d
  • Ardha Baddha Padmottanasana
  • Utkatasana
  • Virabhadrasana a and b
  • Dandasana
  • Paschimottanasana a b c and d
  • Purvattanasana
  • Ardha Baddha Padma Uttanasana
  • Triang Mukaikapada Pashimottanasana
  • Janu Sirsasana a b c and d
  • Marichyasana a b c and d
  • Navasana
  • Bhujapidasana
  • Kurmasana
  • Supta Kurmasana
  • Garbha Pindasana
  • Kukkutasana
  • Baddha Konasana a and b
  • Konasana
  • Upavishta Konasana
  • Supta Konasana
  • Supta Padangusthasana a and b
  • Ubhaya Padanghusthasana
  • Urdhva Mukha Pashimottanasana
  • Setu Bandhasana
  • Urdhva Dhanurasana
  • Salamba Sarvangasana
  • Halasana
  • Karnapidasana
  • Urdhva Pindasana
  • Matsyasana
  • Urdhva Padmasana
  • Sirsasana
  • Urdhva Dandasana
  • Baddha Padmasana
  • Yogimudra
  • Uplutih
  • Savasana


  • Introduction to Mudra
  • Mudra and Prana
  • A scientific look at Mudra
  • 5 groups of yoga Mudras
  • Jnana and (Mudra of knoweldge)
  • Chin Mudra (Mudra of consciousness)
  • Vayu Mudra (Mudra of air)
  • Prana Mudra (Mudra of life)
  • Shunya Mudra (Mudra of emptiness)
  • Apan Mudra (Mudra of digesition)
  • Surya Mudra (Mudra of sun)
  • Varun Mudra (Mudra of water)
  • Hridaya Mudra (Mudra of heart)
  • Shanmukhi Mudra (Closing the seven gates)


  • Jala and Sutra Neti - Nasal flush
  • Kapalbhati - Forceful breathing
  • Kunjal Kriya - Forceful vomiting
  • Tratak - Candle gazing

Life management

  • Purpose of life and its dimensions
  • Importance of self-evaluation
  • Duties and commitment to self, family, and society
  • Adjustment with self and environment
  • Positive way of thinking
  • Tools and techniques for positive thinking
  • Karma and Karma Phal Sidhanta
  • Behavioral skill


  • Mula Bandha - Anal lock
  • Uddiyana Bandha - Lifting of the diaphragm
  • Jalandhara Bandha - Chin lock
  • Maha Bandha - Practice all three Bandhas at the same time.

Yoga therapy and Ayurveda

  • Introduction and importance of yoga therapy.
  • Understanding an individual’s body type and its ailments through yoga therapy.
  • Planning a nutritious yogic diet program, making lifestyle changes through yogic mindful living and meditative practices.
  • History and basic principles of Ayurveda.
  • Three types of body constitution and their diagnosis.
  • SaptaDhatu (7 body tissues) and how to nurture them through herbs and yoga practices.
  • Basic concept of Panchakarma and massage therapy.
  • History and basic principles of Ayurveda.
  • Three types of body constitution and their diagnosis.
  • 6 types of tastes and their relation to body constitutions.
  • Uses of general herbs and remedies.
  • Shatkarma and Asanas therapeutic application and benefits.


  • Three Gunas
  • Cause and types of pain
  • The monkey mind
  • Sanatana Dharma
  • Vedas and the Vedic system
  • The four goals of life
  • The four-stage of life
  • The Vedic system of duties
  • Law of Karma
  • Puranas
  • The six systems of Indian philosophy
  • The eight limbs of yoga
  • Stages of Samadhi
  • The six yoga systems
  • Jnana yoga
  • Bhakti yoga
  • Karma yoga
  • Mantra yoga
  • Hatha yoga
  • Laya yoga
  • Raja yoga


  • Body planes
  • Joints
  • Anatomical movements
  • Muscle and posture
  • Yoga and posture
  • Muscular system
  • Spine
  • Deformities of the spine
  • Pelvic region
  • The human knee
  • Tendon and ligaments
  • Rhomboids minor and major
  • Supraspinatus muscle
  • Infraspinatus muscle
  • Subscapularis muscle
  • Teres minor
  • Deltoid
  • Bicep Brachii
  • Tricep Brachii
  • Pectoralis minor
  • Rectus abdominus
  • Trapezius
  • Latissimus dorsi
  • Llipsoas
  • Digestive system
  • Circulatory system
  • Respiratory system
  • Nervous system
  • Endocrine system
  • Chakra

Pranyama and meditation


  • Definition of pranayama
  • Four aspects of pranayama
  • Easy pose
  • Half-lotus
  • Swastikasana
  • Need of breath.
  • Natural breathing.
  • Abdominal (or diaphragmatic) breathing
  • Thoracic breathing
  • Chandra Nadi Pranayama (Moon piercing breath)
  • Surya Nadi Pranayama (Sun piercing breath)
  • Nadi Shodhana Pranayama (Alternate nostril breath)
  • Ujjayi Pranayama (Ocean breath)
  • Sheetali and Sheetkari Pranayama (Cooling breath)

Aerial Yoga

  • The student will learn about 50 different postures in these subcategories.
  • Warm Ups
  • Pull based movements
  • Poses for the core region
  • Spinal Extension
  • Shoulders and Backbends
  • Balancing Postures
  • Other Postures
  • Finishing Postures


  • Introduction to meditation
  • Origin and history of meditation
  • Breath awareness meditation
  • AUM chanting meditation
  • Trataka meditation

Assessments are based on:

  • Attendance
  • Behavior
  • Practical and written exam

Daily schedule

  • 05:30 Wake up
  • 06:15 - 07:45 Hatha practical (asana, pranayama & shatkarma)
  • 07:45 - 08:30 Breakfast
  • 10:00 - 11:15 Aerial asana
  • 10:00 - 11:15 Yin asana flow (after 14th)
  • 11:30 - 13:00 Ashtanga Vinayasa
  • 13:10 - 13:45 Lunch
  • 13:45 - 14:45 Break/rest
  • 14:45 - 16:30 Aerial sequence
  • 16:30 - 17:30 Yoga Philosophy
  • 17:30 - 18:30 Yoga Anatomy & Physiology
  • 18:30 - 19:30 Meditation & Yog Nidra
  • 19:30 - 20:15 Dinner
  • 21:30 Lights off

Included excursions

  • Excursion to Kunja Puri Temple: The temple of Shakti (the feminine energy) for exclusive meditation with an outstanding view of the Himalayas.
  • Excursion to Vasistha Cave: An ancient cave on the banks of the Ganges where Sage Vasistha meditated for many years.
  • Excursion to the Ghats on the banks of the Ganges for a world-class Ganga Aarti ceremony.
  • Waterfall hiking to Patna Waterfall


Excursions are part of the course and depend on availability and weather conditions.


Kushagra Ji

Arjun Sharma

Om Prakash Ji (OP ji)



Learn yoga in Rishikesh, the world's yoga center, and learn the Himalayan way to progress in the traditional way at the school ashram in Rishikesh's Swarg Ashram in the hills of Uttarakhand, northern India. Along the Ganges. The river is considered sacred and the city is known as the world's yoga capital. The area around the ashram is very peaceful, but at the same time very energetic due to the energy flowing from the Ganges.

Rishikesh is also a magical sacred place that has somehow fascinated people from all over the world for years. The school is a short distance from the Ganges. The school is surrounded by soothing green mountains and the Ganges River runs nearby. It's far from madness, but close enough to reach everything you need. Beyond Rishikesh, you'll find local markets, unique shops, sacred rivers, and breathtaking views of nature.


Ishavasyam Yoga school regards food as medicine. Using only fresh seasonal herbs and vegetables from the local market, they provide a daily menu of wonderfully nourishing vegetarian food. Food that not only supports the healing of the body but also enhances the purification process during your stay. In addition to serving healthy, soulful, delicious vegetarian meals, they provide unlimited, filtered mineral water from their private well; naturally chilled and served from traditional earthen water basins.

Ishavasyam also provides an unlimited supply of detoxifying herbal teas made from homegrown herbs like tulsi basil, lemongrass, and ginger. This wonderfully refreshing tea is available throughout the day and is a great detox drink for the body. It keeps you well hydrated and is designed to support the digestive process.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Hallal
  • Lactose Free
  • Yogic
  • Ayurvedic
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)

There are some amazing things to do in Rishikesh. These activities are not included in the package, but they can be arranged upon request.

  • Flying fox
  • Kayaking
  • Cliff jumping
  • Bungee jumping
  • Attend Ganga Arti
  • Camping and bonfire
  • Ayurvedic massage and therapies
  • Experience the traditional Indian culture
  • River rafting - the most popular thing to do in Rishikesh
  • Rappelling and rock climbing
  • Parasailing and paragliding
  • Mountain biking
  • Trekking

Spa treatments

Ayurvedic massage and courses are available at additional cost

What's included

  • Introductory class on Ayurveda and food nutrition
  • Unique activities in the School including Shatkarma and ceremony
  • Certificate of completion
  • Excursion to Kunja Puri Temple/ Vasistha Cave / Ganga Aarti ceremony
  • Complete course material such as books, notes, garland, and a school t-shirt
  • All vegetarian organic meals during the entire course
  • Free pick-up or drop off service to / from Dehradun Airport (DED) (except for those who book the dorm room)
  • 23 nights of comfortable accommodation

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Room heater
  • Air conditioner
  • Pick-up service from Delhi airport
  • Extra meals

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by plane

Please book your flight to arrive at Dehradun Airport (DED) in India. One way airport transfer is included in the price. You can choose for a pick up or drop off service.

Traveling by plane from Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) to Dehradun Airport (DED) is the safest and most convenient way of transportation and it is a one-hour journey. Most of the students choose this option and the charge is 75 USD

Arrival by taxi

Delhi airport to Rishikesh by car is a 6-7 hour journey. Delhi airport to Rishikesh taxi can also be arranged for 75 USD by the school. At Delhi airport, the school driver will be waiting with your name board and transfer you to the school.

Arrival by train

Traveling by train (from Delhi train station to Haridwar Station) is also suitable and the fare is between 20-25 USD, and it is a 4-5 hour journey. At Haridwar railway station, the school driver will be waiting with your name board to receive you.

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$ 75 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% 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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