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28 Day 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training: Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Iyengar & Hatha in Rishikesh
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Transformative Yoga Teacher Training in India

Pyramid Yogshala 200-hour Holistic yoga teacher training course focuses on Traditional styles of yoga, with comprehensive and genuine teachings on yoga philosophy, yogic life, asanas, pranayama, anatomy, meditation, mantra-chanting, teaching methodology, alignment, and Ashtanga Vinyasa. You will learn from yogis who have been long studying and practicing yoga and all its pillars.

The Yogshala, provides a traditional and familiar Indian culture environment, in a heavenly location near the Ganges River in the Holy city of Rishikesh, surrounded by nature at the foothills of the Himalayas. Pyramid Yogshala grants a diploma certification upon completion, and our mission is to provide high quality education on yoga, and help spread this blessing of the gods to all humanity.

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Swami Atma, Ravi, Manoj, & 5 More…
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  • Yoga practice
  • Osho Meditation sessions
  • Yogic cleansing Practices (kryas)
  • Pranayama and mantra chanting
  • Weekly excursions and outdoor activities
  • Ganga Arti and Ganga Puja ceremony
  • 27 nights accommodation
  • Daily healthy satvic meals
  • Indian cooking class

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


26 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: French, Hindi, Portuguese, Spanish
Group size: Maximum of 30 participants
Airport transfer included: Jolly Grant Airport
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During the course, you will be staying at the Pyramid Yogshala Guest house in Laxmanjuhla, Rishikesh, India. The school is situated in the heart of turistic Rishikesh, Next to the famous hanging bridge and holy ganga (Holy river), yet away from all the hustle and bustle of the main street. The place is a little bit high up the mountain, peaceful and surrounded by beautiful green gardens, and forest. We also have our own “almost” private waterfall. There are 2 yoga shalas, restaurant area with , and a beautiful green garden with a terrace. Cafés restaurants, shops, ATM, healthcare, organic stores. are in the neighbourhood, making Pyramid Yogshala the perfect place to host retreats and TTC courses in Rishikesh.

Pyramid Yogshala has single, double, and triple room accommodation for students and guests, all with own private bathroom. Some of the rooms have balcony with garden and Ganga view, where you can chill during break time. Rooms at the Pyramid are well maintained and clean. and bed sheets, pillows, bath towels, toilet paper, blanket and welcome amenities upon arrival are included. Wi-Fi is available at the restaurant area as well as free filtered water, and laundry service is provided on request.

Amenities upon arrival:

  • Welcome fruit bowl (season fruits)
  • Welcome drink
  • Flower Mala


This course is tailored to meet the needs of experienced beginners and intermediate yogis who want to pass on their passion on Yoga to others, or simply enhance their practice to a whole new level and deepen their knowledge on the subject. You will be immersed and living the yogic lifestyle for 28 days and experience the real Indian yogic culture in first hand.

This course is also a big opportunity for personal growth for you’ll be developing self-discipline, self-control, stamina, endurance, and resilience, and learn spiritual and physical purification techniques, along with learning a new set of skills that will help you if you choose the Yoga Teacher profession.

A big attention is given to Yoga Teaching Techniques and Principles, as well as for correct alignment of asanas, and you’ll learn not only how to prepare and conduct a class from beginning to end, but also how to demonstrate, adjust and help your future students to reach their maximum potential and get the most benefit from the asanas performed.

Your level of fitness will improve significantly, and you will feel your body and mind much more strong, flexible, and balanced, and overall wellness because of the intense daily practices.


Pranayama is a set of Yogic Techniques and practices generally defined as breath control and is on its own considered a science. Here is what you will learn on the subject:

  • 1. Introduction of pranayama
  • 2. Benefits of pranayama
  • 3. The Pranic body
  • 4. Prana and lifestyle
  • 5. Breath, health & pranayama
  • 6. Pranayama and the spiritual

Bandha (energy lock)

Bandhas are energy locks provoked by the contraction of certain groups of muscles and are widely used in yoga practice. Here's a glimpse of what you’ll learn on the subject

  • 1. Preparation for Bandha
  • 2. Benefits of Bandha
  • 3. Mula Bandha
  • 4. Jalandhara Bandha
  • 5. Uddiyana Bandha

Mantra chanting

Mantras play a big role in daily Yogic life. Mantras are sounds, and prayers that carry huge energy and vibration. We’ll teach to sing:

  • Opening mantra
  • Om chanting
  • Gayatri Mantra
  • Guru Vandana (prayer to Guru)
  • Student and master mantra
  • Patanjali mantra (ashtanga mantra)
  • Completeness mantra

Kriya and Shatkarma (the six purification methods of hatha yoga)

Shatkarma is the Sanskrit term for one of the six yogic purification techniques (kriyas) as outlined in the "Hatha Yoga Pradipika." The purpose of these cleansing techniques is to keep the body strong, clean and healthy. They remove toxins and anything blocking the flow of prana in the body.

Practicing shatkarmas internally purifies the body, and makes pranayama and meditation practice easier by preparing the body to perform these practices without distraction, discomfort or fatigue. This is a traditional yogic cleansing technique which is very effective and good to remove many illnesses and open the body blockages. You will learn:

  • 1. Jal Neti
  • 2. Ruber Neti
  • 3. Sutra Neti
  • 4. Kunjal Neti

Hatha yoga

Indian traditional yoga style is called "Hatha" (“ha” means sun “Tha” means moon) Unifying the sun and the moon within (Yin and Yang). It's a physical method for preparing and maintaining the body, providing stamina flexibility Balance and strength. This is the most traditional popular and beneficial yoga style.

What you’ll practice:

  • 1. Joints warm-ups ( pawanmuktasana series a, b, and c)
  • 2. Surya namaskara (sun Salutation) & Chandra Namaskara (moon salutation)
  • 3. Yoga Mudrasana
  • 4. Matsyasana
  • 5. Gupta Padmasana
  • 6. Baddha Padmasana
  • 7. Kukkutasana
  • 8. Garbhasana

Backward bending Asanas:

  • 1. SaralBhujangasana (Easy cobra pose)
  • 2. Bhujangasana (Cobra pose)
  • 3. TiryakaBhujangasana (twisting cobra pose)
  • 4. Sarpasana (snake pose)
  • 5. ArdhaShalabhasana (half locust pose)
  • 6. Shalabhasana (locust pose)
  • 7. SaralDhanurasana (easy bow pose)
  • 8. Kandharasana (shoulder pose)
  • 9. Ardha Chandrasana (half moon pose)
  • 10. Setu Asana (bridge pose)
  • 11. Gomukhasana (cow’s face pose)

Forward bending Asanas

  • 1. Paschimottanasana (back stretching pose)
  • 2. GatyatmakPaschimottanasasna (dynamic back stretch pose)
  • 3. PadaPrasarPaschimottanasana (legs spread back stretch pose)
  • 4. JanuSirshasana (head to knee pose)
  • 5. Ardha Padma paschimottanasana (half lotus back stretching pose)
  • 6. Hasta PadaAngushthasana (finger to toe stretch)
  • 7. Padahastasana (hand to foot pose)
  • 8. SirshaAngusthaYogasana (head to toe pose)
  • 9. Utthitajanusirshasana (standing head between knees pose)

Spinal twisting & Advanced Asanas

  • 1. ArdhaMatsyendrasana (half spinal twist)
  • 2. ParivrittiJanuSirsasana (spiralled head to knee pose)
  • 3.Poornabhujangasana (full cobra pose)
  • 4.Kurmasana (tortoise pose)
  • 5.Poornashalabhasana (full locust pose)
  • 6.PoornaDhanurasana (full bow pose)
  • 7.Dhanu-rakarshan-asana (archer’s posed)
  • 8.Chakrasana (wheel pose)
  • 9.Hanumanasana (leg splitting pose)
  • 10. Poornamatsyendrasana (full spinal twist pose)
  • 11. Mayurasana (peacock pose)
  • 12. Padma mayurasana (Lotus or bound peacock pose)
  • 13. Gorakshasana (Yogi Gorakhnath’s pose)
  • 14. Astavakrasana (eight-twists pose)
  • 15. Vrischikasana (scorpion pose)
  • 16. Inverted pose, balancing pose and core pose

Teaching methodology & adjustment

During these classes, you will learn how a perfect posture should be. You will also learn how to connect with your future students through correct class verbal guidance and touch adjustment, and about recurrent yoga injuries and how to prevent them. Teaching methodology is one the most important part of the course as our students will learn the following:

  • 1. How to conduct a class
  • 2. Classroom management
  • 3. How to get in and come out from the posture
  • 4. How to assist & help while teaching the class
  • 5. Which kind of words you should be using as a yoga teacher
  • 6. What makes you different than other teachers in terms of teaching.
  • 7. Which kind of asanas you should recommend with different health issue
  • 8. How to use belts, bolster, bricks and chair during the class adjustment.

Yoga philosophy

The history of yoga, the sutras of Patanjali and the importance of yoga and its origins in India, are the subjects of these classes and lectures. Questions will be addressed and you will deepen your knowledge about yoga.

Yoga anatomy

Anatomy classes expose how the body, bones, inner systems, and respiration ar affected by asanas and the flow of breath. To know The basic structure and function of the organs and systems is very important to practitioners, so that their work as yoga teacher can be safe and beneficial to future students. This is what you will learn:

  • 1. Complete Body Anatomy
  • 2. Skeleton system
  • 3. Muscular system
  • 4. Circulatory system
  • 5. Nervous system
  • 6. Respiratory system

Ashtanga Vinyasa

An intensive and integral part of yoga, Ashtanga yoga style requires deep commitment and self-practice to achieve the goal. The Pyramid’s yoga instructors are experienced teachers and advanced practitioners of the Ashtanga style and will guide you safely through the hardest postures. you’ll learn the complete Led primary series:

Standing Poses

  • 1. Hasta Padangusthasana & Pada Hastasana
  • 2. Utthita Tri Konasana
  • 3. Parivrtta Tri Konasana
  • 4. Utthitan Parsva Konasana
  • 5. Parivrtta Parsva Konasana
  • 6. Prasarita Padottanasana A, B, C & D
  • 7. Utthita Parsvottanasana
  • 8. Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana
  • 9. Utthita Parsvasahita
  • 10. Utthita Eka Padasana
  • 11. Ardhabaddha Padmottanasana
  • 12. Utkastasana
  • 13. Virabhadrasana A,B and C
  • 14. Primary Asanas
  • 15. Paschimottanasana A, B and C
  • 16. Purvottanasana
  • 17. ArdhaBaddha Padma Paschimottanasana
  • 18. Tirieng Mukha Eka Pada Paschimottanasana
  • 19. JanuSirsasana A,B and C
  • 20. Marichyasana A,B and D
  • 21. Navasana
  • 22. Lolasana
  • 23. BhujaPidasana
  • 24. Kurmasana
  • 25. GarbhaPindasana
  • 26. Kukkutasana
  • 27. BaddhaKonasana A & B
  • 28. Konasana A & B

Intermediate Asanas

  • 1. Salabhasana A & B
  • 2. Dhanurasana
  • 3. Ustrasana
  • 4. Kapotasana A & B
  • 5. SuptaVajrasana
  • 6. BakasanaA
  • 7. Bakasana B Jump
  • 8. ArdhaMatsyendrasana
  • 9. Yoga Nidrasana
  • 10. Tittibhasana
  • 11. PichaMayurasana
  • 12. Vatayanasana
  • 13. Gomukhasana A & B
  • 14. Hasta Sirsasana (head stand)

Advanced A (optional)

  • g. Kasyapasana
  • h. Bhairavasana
  • i. UrdhvaKukkatasana A
  • j. Galavasana
  • k. EkaPadaViparitaDandasna
  • l. VipritaSalabhasana
  • m. GandhaBherundasana
  • n. Hanumanasana
  • o. Natrajasana
  • p. Raja Kapotasana

200 hours yoga teacher training daily schedule:

  • 05:30 Wake up
  • 06:00 - 06:30 Morning tea
  • 06:30 - 08:00 Hatha yoga class
  • 08:00 - 09:00 Pranayama
  • 09:00 - 10:30 Breakfast / tea
  • 10:30 - 11:30 Mantra/anatomy / teaching methodology / Adjustment
  • Tea break
  • 11:45 - 12:45 Teaching methodology / Anatomy
  • 13:00 - 15:00 Lunch / rest
  • 15:00 - 16:00 Philosophy
  • Tea break
  • 16:30 - 18:00 Ashtanga Vinyasa
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Meditation / Yoga Nidra
  • 19:30 - 21:00 Dinner

This schedule can be changed and will vary from week to week. Final weekly schedule will be provided in the beginning of the course.

Included excursions

During the course, you will have the opportunity to experience different recreational activities to be scheduled, such as:

  • Ganga Aarti
  • Himalayan Mountain hike
  • Temple guided tour
  • Local market tour
  • Baba cave tour
  • Indian cooking class


Swami Atma Jnanananda Giri Ji

Ravi Nagar

Manoj Rawat

Kushal Ji

Direndra Ji

Swami Amarna Ji

Rupam Pundir ji

Pratap Rawat


This retreat will take place at Pyramid Yogshala in Laxmanjhula Rishikesh, India. Rishikesh is a holy city and is known around as the Yoga capital of the world. Every early March Rishikesh hosts the international Yoga Festival, organized by the world famous Ashram Parmarth Niketan. Rishikesh is, therefore, the perfect place to learn and study yoga. Surrounded by beautiful green mountains, the holy and mighty Ganges, Himalayan foothills, and tranquillity, the spiritual atmosphere of this place can easily be felt. monkeys, Squirrels, dogs and cows are everyday companions in Rishikesh just as parrots, peacocks and other species of exotic birds. The city of sages will lovingly receive you as it does for thousands of spiritual seekers, and so will our dedicated and committed staff.


Daily freshly made vegetarian meals are included in the package of the course. The food is fully prepared hygienically and the vegetable is organic and locally produced. The food here at the Pyramids is well known all around the world for its taste and quality.

What we eat, influences our physical well being, and also our emotions and thoughts. Yoga and Ayurveda classify food according to the effect provoked in the body and mind, and it can be of three types - Satva, Rajas and Tamas. Tamasic food is the kind of food which makes us lethargic or sluggish. Rajasic food is that which brings about activity or restlessness. Whereas, Sattvic food is the kind which makes you feel light, energetic and enthusiastic.

Sattvic foods are those which purify the body and calm the mind. They stimulate the body and mind into action. Cooked food that is consumed within 3-4 hours can be considered sattvic. All food prepared at the Pyramids is Sattvic and prepared with love and in due proportions by our master cook and assistants.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea
  • Detox juices

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Organic
  • 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)

There is a lot to do and see around here. These are not included in the price but they can arrange upon request.

  • 1. Bungee jumping
  • 2. Camping and bonfire
  • 3. Mountain biking
  • 4. Flying fox
  • 5. Cliff jumping
  • 6. Trekking
  • 7. Rappelling and rock climbing
  • 8. Kayaking
  • 9. Ayurvedic massage and therapies
  • 10. Parasailing and paragliding
  • 11. Experience Traditional Indian culture

What's included

  • 1 Indian cooking workshop
  • 1 Himalayan Mountain hike
  • 1 Aarti guided session
  • 1 Moni Baba or Vashistha cave guided tour
  • 1 Rishikesh market guided tour
  • Herbal teas and healthy juices
  • 1 yoga kit - yoga book, yoga mats, textbook and pen, yoga shirt, bag, neti pot, rubber neti, yoga asana charts
  • 3 fresh organic vegetarian meals a day
  • 27 nights accommodation
  • 1 extra night (before day 1 of the course)
  • All classes as stated in this program
  • Pick-up from Dehradun Airport to school (on the afternoon of the previous day to the starting date)
  • Certificate of completion
  • One rudraksha mala (Indian Mantra neckless)

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Drop off from the school to airport
  • Yoga Alliance fees

How to get there

Recommended Airports

By Plane:

Fly to Dehradun Airport (DED) and Pyramid Yogashala will provide airport pick-up to the school free of charge.

Airport: Jolly Grant Airport Airport transfer included: Jolly Grant Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% 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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