Yoga Teacher Training India

Become a certified yoga instructor by joining this 200-hour yoga teacher training course in Rishikesh, India! If you are looking to bring a change in your life by learning yoga for self-rejuvenation or transfer the benefits to others by getting a professional certificate and expertise, then Rishikesh Nath Yogshala is the perfect fit for you. You will be trained by world class trainers who have world class certificates and exposure.

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  • Daily yoga classes
  • Meditation and healing sessions
  • Complex 200-hour yoga teacher training curriculum
  • Textbooks, manuals, and other printed course materials
  • Up to 3 days / 2 nights complimentary pre-course accommodation
  • 2 Ayurvedic massage and shatkarma kit
  • Certification to register with Yoga Alliance
  • 27 nights accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian meals
  • Airport transfers

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


24 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Hindi, English
The maximum participants in the group is 20
Airport transfer included: Dehradun Airport
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  • Shopping
  • Spa
  • Concierge desk
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Kitchen
  • Yoga studio
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Library

During this teacher training program, you will be accommodated in Leisure Palace Hotel in Rishikesh. The rooms are equipped with basic and luxury services. Along with those, there are facilities like television, air-conditioners, geysers, free Wi-Fi, and other activities that make the stay comfortable. The institute comprises of all the modern amenities.

Being a leading yoga learning center, the institute serves to provide proper care, quality of food, learning conditions, practices as well as world class faculty. It chooses the organic way of living and use organic food for cooking.

Some of the facilities include yoga hall, free internet and Wi-Fi, laundry services, library, pure drinking water, reception, dining area, spa, and travel desk

Kindly note that Rishikesh Nath Yogshala is pleased to offer up to 3 days / 2 nights of complimentary accommodation for students who wish to come prior to the commencement of the course (every 3rd of every month), with the aim of getting adjusted to the weather, the surroundings and the time-zone and of being more relaxed and focused, once the course starts. Should you wish to benefit of this special offer, please send them an inquiry.



Students who complete their subsequent trainings are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®).

The aim of this teacher training course is to create a solid basis for you in order to help you pursue a career as a certified yoga teacher. The training focuses on quality in all aspects, ranging from accommodation, a healthy diet, and the team of experienced teachers.

The course covers a wide range of topics including the 65 asanas, the five basic meditation techniques, three types of pranayamas, shatkarma, body alignment techniques, how to teach individual and group sessions, yoga business ethics, setting up a yoga school, holistic approach to learning therapeutic yoga teaching, and many others.

Rishikesh Nath Yogshala follows a curriculum that is in compliance with the international standards of Yoga Alliance coupled with the expertise of renowned yoga gurus. The prime aim of this course is to teach physical and spiritual practices that lay down the foundation to become a well rounded and successful yoga teacher. The main five modules of the course include yoga teaching techniques, teaching methodology and yogic lifestyle, philosophy, anatomy, and physiology, as well as practice.

Yoga teaching techniques

The yoga teaching techniques cover principles such as asana, pranayama, shatkarma, bandhas, mudras, meditation techniques, and mantra and chanting. Asana is the yoga postures, pranayama is the breathing techniques, shatkarma is the cleansing techniques, bandhas is the locking of energy, and mudras is the channeling of energy. You will also learn the benefits and contraindications of the yoga asanas which are the pranic energy channels of the body, the pancha koshas (sheath), the five elements of universe, and the seven chakras.

Teaching methodology

The objective and aim of this module is to learn the art of teaching as well as the business and marketing aspects of yoga. This is done by cultivating good quality teaching like timing, class planning, intonation of voice, asana sequence, and the art of adjustment. The trainer will be refining your qualities to teach in small and big groups of students.

Anatomy and physiology

The lessons will include the study of anatomy and physiology. The module will focus on general movement and human body terms as well as the systems of the body such as the respiratory system, the muscular system, the endocrine, and the nervous system.

Yoga philosophy, lifestyle, and ethics for yoga teachers

You will learn the definition of yoga, yogic diet and life style, paths of yoga (Jjnana, Raja, Bhakti, and Karma yoga), biography of important yogis, the eight limbs of Patanjali yoga sutras, study of ancient text (Bhagavad Gita), and Ayurveda.

Week 1

During this first week, you will learn alignment, anatomy, and physiology which are the main building blocks for a good knowledge of movements. Yoga-specific anatomy and physiology skills classes will also be during this week. In detail, you will learn the movement and support of the individual asanas that accompany you in your practice. Look forward to intensive functional and practical anatomy.

Week 2

During this week, you will be focusing on Vinyasa in terms of hour construction. Vinyasa is the movement of life. Everything is in motion and everything is in change. Everyone has already experienced how life goes up and down. There is never a phase in life that lasts forever. At some point, a time for the change of the life phase comes. How does this particular turn? Which movement sequences make sense and which less? Your breathing and your movements are coordinated and the connections are illuminated in all facets. Rejoice in flowing hours and be open to change.

Week 3

One of the most important and valuable tools for you as a yoga teacher is the tactile correction technique, adjustment. In this training week, you will learn in a structured and tactful manner, how to correct your students. Look forward to a variety of adjustment techniques to many asanas and gain safety and competence for your lessons.

Week 4

In this training week, you will learn to use the different tools efficiently. Your tone, body language, and content from the previous classes in adjustment, alignment, and Vinyasa will be brought to the fore for you and illuminated. You will learn to stand in front of a group and teach. The last week will consist of the exam days; 90-minutes written exam and practical exams on how to teach a group of students.

The pillars of Rishikesh Nath Yogshala

Ashtanga yoga

Also called the yoga of the eight members that adheres to eight precepts which are prohibitions or abstinence, rules or observations, posture, breath control, sense control, concentration, meditation, and contemplation or meditation deeper. It is ideal to eliminate stress, to correct addictions, and learn to control themselves and demanding personalities.

Iyengar yoga

It works with great verbal influence by teachers and objects that are usually used for different positions. To perform it, it requires a lot of attention and concentration. It is ideal for those who wish to correct their postures and make efficient work with constant supervision of a professional in this kind of yoga.

One of the features of Iyengar yoga consists of a focused body alignment in each posture practice. Another feature is that it uses about 200 traditional asanas and pranayama exercises, 14 sequences grouped into certain categories depending on the level of each student.

Hatha yoga

Yoga is a part of the physical needed to benefit mental health. It focuses on body postures and has great preventive, therapeutic, and rehabilitation ability of injuries. Currently, much emphasis is placed on the relaxation of the body by linking with the mind. Therefore, it is ideal for people in the rehabilitation of injuries, contractures, or bad postures that generate unwanted ailments.

Japa yoga or yoga mantras

Mantra is a word, syllable, or phrase that is repeated mentally, sung, or spoken in high voza. The use of mantras is intended to focus the mind and get into harmony with the body. Japa yoga is ideal for people sensitive to sound vibrations and seeking to withdraw from a noisy existence.

Dos and don'ts (yamas and niyamas)

  • During the tenure of training, consumption of drugs, drinks, and smoking is prohibited. This is the new beginning of life and thus, you need to leave all the negativity outside.
  • If you have undergone any surgery process or injuries recently then let Rishikesh Nath Yogshala know in advance. If you are suffering from food allergy or disease then also report it to the mentors or the management team.
  • Though Rishikesh Nath Yogshala tries to keep the environment very much encouraging and safe from the perspective of health and safety of the learners, any injuries caused during the course of treatment are not affiliated to the teachers or the school. It is the responsibility of the students themselves.
  • You are suggested to take care of your luggage and belongings additionally. Though Rishikesh Nath Yogshala will make proper arrangements to give you privacy and protection in the institute.
  • Students need to be on time in classes and acquire at least 90% of attendance to achieve the certification. Missing classes, except for emergency cases, needs to be completed.
  • It is highly recommended to keep the accommodation as well as common areas as clean and hygienic as possible. The retreat center maintains high standards when it comes to cleanliness.
  • Students are expected to hold respectful behavior and friendly attitude towards the teachers, staff, and colleagues.
  • It is best to attend regular classes for best insights and devote yourself to the healing process. You can enjoy the weekends outside as well.

Daily schedule

Monday to Friday

  • 05:00 Wake up and herbal tea
  • 06:00 - 07:30 Pranayama, shatkarma, mantra chanting and kriyas
  • 07:30 - 09:00 Hatha yoga asana (postures)
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 - 10:45 Self study
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Yoga philosophy and Ayurveda
  • 12:15 - 13:15 Alignment
  • 13:15 - 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 15:00 Rest
  • 15:00 - 16:00 Karma Yoga
  • 16:00 - 17:00 Anatomy
  • 17:15 - 18:45 Ashtanga Yoga asana
  • 18:45 - 19:00 Tea
  • 19:00 - 20:00 Meditation
  • 20:00 - 21:00 Dinner
  • 22:00 Lights out


  • 05:00 Wake up with herbal tea
  • 06:00 - 07:30 Pranayama, shatkarma, mantra chanting and kriyas
  • 07:30 - 09:00 Hatha yoga asana (postures)
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 - 10:45 Self study
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Yoga philosophy and Ayurveda
  • 12:15 - 13:15 Alignment
  • 13:15 - 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 - Free - Enjoy your weekend!

Included excursions

Jungle adventure camp

Camping on the banks of Ganga is an eternal experience. The chirping of birds and flowing water with cool breeze will take away your mind off stress and problems.

Rishikesh rafting

Enjoy an active life and get yourself involved in a worthy and lovable experience by joining Rishikesh Nath Yogshala's rafting and trekking camps. You can enjoy river rafting, trekking, bungee jumping, camping within Rishikesh on weekends. Weekend rafting camps also include other activities like rock climbing, bird watching, star gazing, beach volleyball, trekking, and others.


Ajay Uniyal
Akhil Bhartiya Prakritik Chikitsa Parishad Rajghat New Delhi (Naturopath)
H.N.B. Garhwal University Uttarakhand (Yogic Philosophies)
Ajay Uniyal immersed himself in the spiritual life at a very early age and he has been the same since. The guidance of his grandfather made him learn yoga philosophy and Vedanta at the very early age of 11. After that, Ajay joined the Gurukuland practice and studied yoga for four years. From that time, he still continues to go for higher qualifications and he has also gained many awards as well as several years of teaching experience in yoga.
Swāmī Nityānanda Giri
His Holiness Swāmī Nityānanda Giri was born in 1961 in a remote village in Odisha State, India. He has completed his post-graduation studies, MSc in zoology in 1983, and obtained a Ph.D. on the subject in the branch of cytogenetics (genotoxicity) in 1990. He is a revered monk and a master in the tradition of Kriya yoga. He used to teach and initiate seekers to the Kriya yoga meditation techniques in India, and from September 2005 onward, he does so abroad as well to disseminate the knowledge received from the masters of the lineage as a mission. He is presently living in Rishikesh.
Swami Muktananda
Muktananda Ji is an Indian monk and meditation guru with 15 years of teaching experience around the world. Muktananda Ji teaches meditation, pranayama, mantras chanting, and yoga philosophy.
Yogi Rajesh
Yogi Rajesh was born in a family with deep knowledge of Sanscrit and ancient texts, so the study of Vedic and other ancient texts were part of his yogic education since childhood. Rajesh is absolutely the best shatkarma yoga teacher in Rishikesh, India.
Yogesh Jakhmola
Yogesh Jakhmola has learned yoga and an expert in the fields of physical therapy, posture imbalance, and sedentary life disorders. Yogesh teaches yoga in combination with therapy and human physiology.
Dr. Rohit
Dr. Rohit has a Ph.D. and has been teaching philosophy of Patanjali Yoga Sutras in the past 10 years, in Rishikesh. He was born and brought up in Rishikesh and has learned many kinds of traditional meditation.
Yogi Rohit
Yogi Rohit is an Ashtanga yoga teacher and has been teaching Ashtanga yoga with Rishikesh Nath Yogshala for the past 3 years. He is very simple with a high state of intelligence.
Yogi Sachin
Yogi Sachin ji is a certified and registered yoga teacher at Rishikesh Nath Yogshala. He has been teaching Hatha with Rishikesh Nath Yogshala for past 3 years.
Yogi Vivek
Yogi Vivek is a teacher of asana alignment (mainly, though he teaches Ashtanga and Hatha as well) with 6 years of practice and teaching experience.


Rishikesh Nath Yogshala is located in the yoga capital of the world and stands close to the banks of River Ganga. Rishikesh is located in the North Indian state of Uttarakhand and is surrounded by Himalayan Hills. The place is intersected by the holy River Ganges, and thus, it is also known as the land of yoga and spirituality.

Rishikesh is claimed to be the 'Yoga Capital of the World' and people from different countries all around the world visit this divine city to enjoy the nature and learn yoga and other forms of spirituality. The place is full of spiritual ashrams and yogshalas. If you seek spiritual pleasure and peace of inner self then Rishikesh Nath Yogshala can help you. It is believed that meditation in Rishikesh brings one closer to attainment of moksha, as does a dip in the holy river that flows through it.These views have the power to purify and heal your soul completely.

Nearby place

  • Dehradun, 35 kilometers
  • Delhi, 250 kilometers
  • Haridwar, 30 kilometers



  • Cycling
  • Kayaking
  • Massage
  • Shopping
  • Spa
  • Swimming


  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony
  • River
  • Terrace
  • Yoga studio


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Local market
  • Medical assistance


You will be provided with delicious, Satvik meal three times a day. The menu will change on a weekly basis, focusing mainly to introduce healthy and nutritious elements in the meal. If you wish to try something else, several restaurants and local hotels are located nearby. It is suggested that the students only consume natural and pure meals.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Raw food
  • 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)


Music holds an incredible power to rule over your heart. In Rishikesh Nath Yogashala, a jam session is organized to make you relax and calm. It also adds a memorable moment during your trip. The music session brings tranquility of mind.

Healing therapies

A plethora of healing therapies will play a wide role to bring you peace of mind. Taking part in these therapies means knowing yourself. At this platform, you will experience a wide variety of spiritual treatment to understand your own spirituality.

Movie nights

You can add a spark to your visit by watching a Bollywood or Hollywood film. Apart from serving you the facility of a mini theater, you will be provided with some popcorn to jazz up the mood.

Peace projects

The motto behind laying the platform of Rishikesh Nath Yogshala is spreading messages of love and peace. Here, you can join in a number of programs designed to train the students how to keep yourself calm and peaceful.


Satsang is a kind of lecture that introduces you about the story that belongs to the glorious past. These stories let us know how to deal with problems. Yogi Ajay Uniyal’s Satsang is quite unique, which gives you a refreshing and peaceful experience at Rishikesh Nath Yogshala.


For the shopaholics, shopping adds a wonderful experience. Here, you can go for a memorable shopping experience at the variety of shops, stalls, and stores. You can get a sizeable collection of clothing like scarves, shawls, shirts, and pants. Apart from that, Ayurvedic beauty and personal care products are also available in the abundance. People who love eating will get a plethora of options to choose from.

Spa treatments

Two Ayurvedic massages are included in the package. For extra spa treatments, you will be charged an additional fee.

What's included

  • 2 Ayurvedic massage and shatkarma kit
  • 27 nights’ accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • Ayurveda and naturopathy studies
  • Certificate of completion
  • Completion ceremony
  • Complex 200-hour yoga teacher training curriculum
  • Daily Ashtanga, Vinyasa, and Hatha yoga
  • Daily meditation and pranayama
  • Daily nutritious yogi food
  • Daily yoga philosophy and lessons
  • In-depth study of various cleansing activities
  • Local sight-seeing tours on weekends
  • Textbooks, manuals, and other printed course materials

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Additional meals
  • Personal expenses

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). You may rent a car or catch a taxi from the airport.

You may book another flight to the nearest domestic airport near Rishikesh, which is the Dehradun’s Jolly Grant Airport (DED). Transfer from and to this airport is included. Rishikesh Nath Yogshala will pick you up from the airport.

Arrival by bus

From Delhi, the city of Rishikesh is about 230 kilometers away and is well connected by buses. A bus journey may take about five to seven hours depending on the traffic and it costs you about 130 to 350 INR. A bus with air conditioning will cost about 250 700 INR. In Rishikesh, there are several travel agencies scattered around Swarg Ashram and Lakshman Jhula that can book luxury buses to common destinations like Delhi, Jaipur, Pushkar, and Varanasi.

Arrival by train

A quiet branch line connects Rishikesh to Haridwar, but there are only about three slow trains daily. It is better to take the train to Haridwar and continue by bus from there which will take 45 minutes and costs 30 INR, by taxi it will take 30 minutes and costs 800 INR or by auto-rickshaw taking 40 minutes and 500 INR.

However, traveling by train is recommended in peak seasons or during a ‘mela’ (fair) when bus routes are diverted in Haridwar whereas trains often run empty and the fares are low at just 4 INR for a passenger train service.

You can take share rickshaws (vehicle brand name Vikram) towards Lakshman Jhula for 15 INR from Rishikesh station. You will have to cross Ram Jhula to reach Swarg Ashram on the other side of River Ganga. There are many trains from Delhi to Haridwar. Some of the better options are Shatabadi Express, Jan Shatabdi, AC Special Express, and Mussoorie Express.

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

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 35% 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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