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28 Days 200 Hr Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India

Shivansh Inn, Tapovan, Opposite Badrinath Highway, Laxman Jhula, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249192 India

Ashtanga-Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training India

This 200-hour Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga teacher training program in stunning Rishikesh, India employs a comprehensive training methodology for your personal transformation based on the Ashtanga yoga philosophy of Maharshi Patanjali. It is physically intense, scientifically designed yoga training program focused on the structured sequences of the primary series postures of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga. This teacher training follows the standards of Yoga Alliance and meets the international certification standards of 200-hour yoga teacher training courses.


  • Daily yoga classes and techniques
  • Daily meditation and mantra chanting
  • Daily asana and pranayama practices
  • Lectures on teaching methodology, the art of adjustments, and teaching practice
  • Certificate upon completion of the program
  • Theory classes on yoga philosophy
  • 27 nights accommodation
  • 3 daily vegetarian meals

Skill level

  • Beginner


27 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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You will be accommodated in the pleasant budget hotel located in the spiritual ambience of the Swargashram area of Rishikesh. You can choose from private and double rooms with an attached bathroom with the facility of both hot and cold water. The rooms are neat and clean, with fine antiques, carpets and paintings with proper ventilation. They are also equipped with a study table and wardrobe, quality beddings and mattress, along with mosquito nets. The spacious balconies are a wonderful space for the students to enjoy the beautiful view of the Himalayan mountains. There also is an internet caf as well as Wi-Fi connection in the living room at nominal charges.


The training is an opportunity to learn the high standards of yoga asana practice as taught in the Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga tradition of Mysore, along with developing teaching skills, the art of adjustments and safety practices which are necessary to promote the safe and effective learning environment for yoga practices. This is also useful in finding the strong foundation of asana practice of the Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga tradition.

This course is suitable for you if you:

  • Love health, happiness, and harmony through yoga
  • Want to gain the comprehensive knowledge of the traditional basis of yoga philosophy and practices with a contemporary approach
  • Want to adopt yoga as the right path to health and wellness
  • Have a strong desire to share the benefits of the science and art of yoga
  • Are looking to develop the skills of yoga teaching with a safe and well-structured sequencing of practice

This yoga teacher training program will help you get:

  • A strong foundation of the self-asana practice of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga tradition
  • A Mysore-style of teaching asanas and the art of adjustments
  • The anatomy and physiology of yoga practices with respect to the asanas of primary series and practical training of course curriculum
  • A comprehensive knowledge of the Ashtanga yoga philosophy of Patanjali
  • A deep understanding of the principles, physiology, and mechanisms of different pranayama techniques and their benefits
  • Deep relaxation techniques and meditation practices
  • The nomenclature of yoga practices in Sanskrit language
  • Basic knowledge of concepts of health in Ayurveda and yoga
  • Chanting of mantras
  • Eligibility for an internationally-valid RYT 200 certification with Yoga Alliance

Training outline

The modules of the yoga training program have been selected carefully to develop sufficient practice in all the aspects of yoga practice in addition to the philosophical aspects of the study of yoga. The curriculum of practical training in yoga will be primarily focused of personal asana practice and the methods of teaching asanas in the primary series of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga.

The primary series consists of more than 56 asanas with variations which are linked with the pattern of Vinaysa based on the combination of breath and movement. During the course time in the teaching methodology and practicum sessions, students will be taught to give adjustments and to assist other students in deepening their postures and practice.

The practical classes on asana will be both in Mysore style and as well as in the led class system which provide sufficient space for individual practice along with detailed instruction on each of the postures in the series, including their names in Sanskrit language.

The basic principles of the Vinyasa system, such as Nava Drishti (The Nine Points of Gazing), the concept of shwasa in Ujjayee pranayama and the practice and applications of bandhs (three type locks) in the practice of asana and pranayama (breathing techniques) are included as the essential elements of the practical system.

The course curriculum also includes the basic study of health concepts in Ayurveda and yoga as therapy, meditation, and relaxation techniques and principles of healthy living in yoga for a healthy lifestyle. The philosophy of yoga and Bhagavad Gita and the applied anatomy and physiology which are relevant to yoga practices are introduced to the students during the course time.

The main objective of the teacher training program is to make you a confident and effective yoga teacher. At the end of the course, you will gain sufficient proficiency in the practice of teaching yoga classes with confidence. The trainees have the opportunity to teach, assist and give adjustments.

The ample teaching opportunities of the yoga class teaching practice will help students to deepen the art of teaching and practice. Participants will dive deep into the depth of the Ashtanga Vinyasa practice by understanding the principles and practice of its teaching techniques.

Sample daily schedule

An intensive daily schedule is designed to fulfill the objectives of the 200-hours curriculum of the yoga teacher training program over a period of four weeks. A typical day during this yoga training program is as follows:

  • 06:00 - 08:00 Asana practice: Ashtanga Vinyasa primary series (Mysore style / led class)
  • 08:00 - 08:15 Tea break
  • 08:15 - 09:15 Training and practice of pranayama
  • 09:15 - 11:00 Breakfast and self-study / personal time
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Theory class on yoga philosophy
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Practice of meditation / yoga Nidra / mantra chanting
  • 13:00 - 15:00 Lunch break
  • 15:00 - 16:00 Anatomy and physiology or Ayurveda
  • 16:00 - 16:15 Evening tea break
  • 16:15 - 17:15 Applied yoga / lectures / class discussion
  • 17:30 - 18:30 Teaching methodology, art of adjustments, practicum, teaching practice
  • 19:00 Dinner

Course curriculum

The educational categories covered under the training program are:

Techniques, training, and practice

The practical training in yoga in this category focuses on two important aspects of training: the structured teaching approach in which the students learn how teach and practice the techniques and the practice of the techniques of yoga under the guidance of the ERYTS of the course.

The topics of this section includes the following:

The practice of the postures of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga primary series

Ashtanga Vinyasa principles and techniques such as Drishti, bandhas, Ujjayee breathing

Arts of adjustments and mechanisms and safety techniques

Skills of assisting and teaching under the supervision of the lead teacher

Shat kriyas (yoga cleansing techniques)

Practices of pranayama and its principles including applications

Practice of bandhas (energy locks) and mudras / gestures and their role in asana and pranayama

Principles and practice of meditative relaxation (yoga Nidra)

Meditation practice and principles

Mantra chanting

Teaching methods in yoga

The topics of this section are:

Principles of demonstration

Skills of observation and assistance and correction

Communication skills and time management

Teaching methods and demonstration

Class management and its practical training

Role and responsibilities of the teacher and qualities

Lesson planning essentials and planning for teaching of yoga

Business aspects yoga teaching and its principles

Anatomy and physiology

The topics of the study are:

Different systems of human anatomy

Anatomy and physiology of yogic practices

Effects of yoga practices on different systems of the human body

Energetic anatomy and physiology, the concept of chakras, prana, and nadis

Health and yoga, applications of yoga as therapy

Yoga philosophy, lifestyle, and ethics for yoga teachers

The topics of included in this section are:

Traditional basis of yoga

Ashtanga yoga philosophy of Patanjalai

Study of classical texts and Hatha yoga curriculum

Philosophy of Bhagavad Gita and its importance to the modern life

Ethical preparation and yogic life style

Concept of diet and nutrition in yoga

The teacher-student relationship and its importance

Philosophy of Ayurveda and its importance for the health


The training in this section includes:

Practice teaching

Receiving feedback

Observing others teaching and hearing and giving feedback

Also includes assisting students while someone else is teaching

Group discussions and presentations

The remaining hours and electives including non-contact hours are distributed based on the emphasis of the teaching curriculum of the Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga teacher training course

Included excursions

On Sundays, students will have the opportunity to explore the tourist attractions in and around the Rishikesh area and enjoy their holiday with activities such as river rafting, mountain trekking, and sightseeing.


The residential 200-hour Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga teacher training program is being conducted in Rishikesh. This small city is located at the foot hills of the majestic Himalayas, surrounded by the greenery of the tranquil forests on the bank of the Ganges river in the northern Indian province of Uttarakhand. Rishikesh known for its many spiritual pilgrimages and is revered as the world capital of yoga. The study and practice of yoga in Rishikesh is ever-growing, with various ashrams, spiritual centers, and yoga institutions.

The Ojashvi campus for the residential Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga teacher training program is one of the best infrastructures in Rishikesh, providing all the required facilities of a yoga school. In a single-building pleasant budget hotel, the students can experience their yoga training, food, accommodations, and other essential facilities required to dedicatedly study and practice yoga for the entire period of their course time in Rishikesh.


Yoga practice recommends a person to inculcate healthy food habits and nutrition is a very important aspect during the intense courses of yoga training. Ojashvi Yoga Shala takes care to provide proper food for the yoga practice based on nutritional values. The cooks at the restaurant are wonderful and will delight you with their delicious specialties.

The training program includes three daily meals. The food is vegetarian, with varieties of menus based on the concepts and yogic principles of diet. There is a dining hall and sometimes food is enjoyed in the garden during the day time.

Food is freshly prepared in hygienic conditions and the menu will consist of different types of vegetables and seasonal fruits which are locally produced and bought on a daily basis to maintain their freshness.

What's included

  • 27 nights accommodation in rooms with attached bathrooms
  • Access to the mini library
  • Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga classes and techniques every day
  • Certificate of completion
  • Complex asana and pranayama practices
  • Courses and lectures on teaching methodology, the art of adjustments, and teaching practice
  • Daily meditation and mantra chanting sessions
  • Daily wholesome vegetarian breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Extra-curricular activities such as visits to popular tourist attractions, river rafting, mountain trekking
  • Welcome kit with course study materials
  • Yoga philosophy theory classes and discussions

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Anything not specifically mentioned in the program
  • Personal expenses
  • Pickup and return transfer - can be arranged on request at extra cost

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

You will be flying either into Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) or into Jolly Grant Airport (DED) (also known as Dehradun Airport).

Arrival by train

  • The nearest railway station is in the city of Haridwar, located at a distance of 25 kilometers from Rishikesh.

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 20 days before arrival.
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