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18 Days 200-Hour Holistic and Yoga Therapy-Based Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India

Yoga Teacher Training Rishikesh

Join this yoga teacher training certification in Rishikesh, India, which aims to lead you in the path of self-awakening, rising above from the material world. For all those who are in the quest of eternal peace and harmony, you can take the benefits from this course to get even more immense benefits. This course will not only help you to come out of your pre-defined mental boundaries, but it will also open up your intellect and conscious receptors to receive divine bliss!

Meet the instructors

Yogi Vishnu, Navkant, Yogi Praladh Ji, & 4 More…
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  • Daily yoga classes
  • 1 free Ayurvedic massage
  • Exciting weekend excursions
  • Certification to register with Yoga Alliance
  • Daily nutritious vegetarian meals and tea
  • Pick up from Dehradun Airport
  • 17 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate


17 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 15
Airport transfer included: Dehradun Airport
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  • Dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Smoke-free property
  • Special menu request
  • Yoga studio
  • Library
  • Tour assistance

You will be offered deluxe clean room with western facilities at Samadhi Yoga Ashram. An attached bathroom and toilet will be in the room. There are air-conditioned rooms with an extra electricity fee (50 USD). If you want private accommodation, you should request for it earlier. There will be an extra charge of 150 USD for the private accommodation.



Samadhi Yoga Ashram is registered and certified yoga school with Yoga Alliance USA. Students who complete their subsequent trainings are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®).

Outline of syllabus

Under guided instructions and influence of ashram lifestyle, the practitioners can feel like rejuvenated selves after completion of this 200-hour holistic yoga teacher training certification. Moreover, as this certification has been recognized by Yoga Alliance, all the successful disciples who complete this teacher training can undertake yoga teaching as a career option and spread the essence of yoga worldwide.

This certification program has been designed with acute care so as to make the disciples understand the core essence of Samadhi yoga and its immense benefits. This program is capable of developing a person at his or her intellect level and awakening their minds to embrace the bliss of the divine.

With highly revered spiritual masters at Samadhi Yoga Ashram, Rishikesh, this will ensure the best teaching and guiding so as to create a yoga teacher in every disciple and developing his conceptual clarity about ancient yogic practices and associated principles.

An engaging approach for better conceptual pellucidity, this course by has been designed as per the guidelines of Yoga Alliance and offers an engaging approach of learning for every practitioner. They emphasize on practical aspects of Samadhi yoga in order to reap the maximum benefits of this divine process.

With this practical exposure, Samadhi Yoga Ashram also envisages to bring a person closer to his inner peace of mind and lead them in an enlightened path of spiritual awakening. Highly celebrated trainers, who are all integral to the program in India, offer the best guidance and teachings to make the principles simple and easily understandable. The simplified teaching process with highly positive results makes Samadhi Yoga Ashram the best yoga school in Rishikesh for 200-hour holistic Samadhi yoga teacher training certification.



Pavan muktasana (joints movements exercises or pre-yoga poses)

  • Pawanmuktasana series 1
  • Pawanmuktasana series 2
  • Pawanmuktasana series 3

Warm up yoga salutation (preparation for Hatha)

  • Sun salutation (meditative and Vinyasa)
  • Moon salutation (meditative and Vinyasa)

Hatha yoga asana (yoga postures)

  • Standing pose
  • Sitting pose
  • Kneeling pose
  • Forward bending asana
  • Backward bending asana
  • Twisting asana
  • Fire series asana
  • 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 (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


  • What are prana and pranayama?
  • How prana flows in the body
  • Types of major and sub-prana
  • Pranayama and life span
  • Prana healing
  • Know how to breathe correctly
  • Diaphragmatic breathing and qualities of breath
  • Anatomy of pranayama
  • Kapalbhati pranayama level I
  • Bhastrika pranayama level I
  • Bhramari pranayama level I
  • Sitli and Sitkari pranayama without retention
  • Yogic breathing level I (with sitting and supine position)
  • Nadi sodhanam pranayama 1 (techniques)


  • What is meditation and what is not?
  • Major meditation tradition
  • How to sit in meditation
  • How to breathe in meditation
  • How to relax in meditation
  • How to focus in meditation
  • So-ham meditation
  • Nadabrahma meditation
  • Mantra meditation


  • Buddha walk
  • Contemplation on real self (Shivoham)

Yoga Nidra relaxation

  • Mastering sleep through yoga Nidra
  • Mastering death through yoga Nidra
  • Complete relaxation practice
  • Point-to-point yoga Nidra

Bandha (energy lock)

  • What is energy blockages?
  • Reasons blocking the energy and chakras
  • Three major energy blockages
  • Mula bandhas (root lock) level I
  • Uddiyana bandha (abdominal lock) level I
  • Jalandhar bandha (throat lock) level I
  • Maha bandha (great lock) level I

Mudras (yogic gesture)

  • What is mudra and its necessity in yoga?
  • Mudras: The energy tranquilizer
  • Jnana mudra
  • Chin mudra
  • Bhairava mudra
  • Vishnu or pranayama mudra

Yoga philosophy

  • Yoga tradition and the history of yoga
  • The classical texts of yoga tradition
  • Yoga Sutra of Patanjali by Raja Yoga
  • Bhagavat Geeta by Lord Krishna
  • What is Ashtanga yoga?
  • Mind and its functions
  • Chakras and Kundalini in yoga
  • Hinduism: A way of living, not a religion

Alignment and adjustment of yoga poses

  • Understaning the balance and imbalance of the body
  • Alignment: An art to be free from injuries in yoga
  • Helping the energy flow correctly in the nadis
  • Adjusting poses is a part of yoga therapy
  • Applying in all exercises

Mantra chanting

  • Mantra’s what and why
  • Origin of mantras and the Vedas

Four kinds of speech

  • Gayatri mantra - Om bhur
  • Shiva mantra - Om namah shivaya
  • Guru mantra - Guru brahma
  • Healing mantras - Maha mritunjaya

Yoga anatomy

  • Understanding skeletal system for joints movements
  • Function of muscular system in yoga
  • Respiratory system and pranayama
  • Spiritual anatomy
  • Posture anatomy

Yoga therapy

  • Importance of yoga therapy
  • Treatment of different kinds of diseases through yoga therapy
  • Alternative medicine is the boon for health

Teaching methodology

  • Role of the teacher in the class
  • Sequencing the asana, pranayama, and meditation

Tantra practices

  • Understanding what Tantra truly is
  • Tantra breathing to awake Kundalini


  • Basic principles of Ayurveda


  • Ayurvedic massage


  • Written test
  • Oral test
  • Attendance
  • Performance
  • Behavior

Disciplinary rules

  • No-smoking and alcohol in the school
  • If you are not having your meal any day, inform the kitchen three hours prior
  • Respect your teacher and follow the rules
  • Always be on time or you will not be permitted to join the class
  • Before departure, return borrowed books, maps, or any goods
  • Accommodation is provided only for participants, so if anyone else comes with you, do inform the school
  • You have to be present in all scheduled program

Daily schedule

  • 05:30 Morning bell
  • 06:00 Hatha yoga
  • 07:45 Pranayama
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Self study
  • 11:00 Yoga adjustment and alignment
  • 12:15 Anatomy
  • 13:30 Lunch
  • 14:00 Rest and silence practice
  • 15:00 Yoga philosophy
  • 16:00 Kundalini/yoga therapy
  • 17:15 Asana flow
  • 18:45 Meditation
  • 19:50 Dinner
  • 21:00 Lights off

Included excursions

Sunday (in the morning)

  • Himalayan sunrise tour
  • White river rafting or waterfall

Thursday (half-day in the evening)

  • Cave meditation tour
  • Ganga Arati


Yogi Vishnu Panigrahi
Vishnu was born in a Brahmin family in a village in the western region of Odisha. He was greatly influenced by his grandfather’s guidance in meditation. He is often seen serving food and water to wandering sadhus at the Radha-Krishna Temple constructed by his grandfather, to listen to their travel stories of spirituality. He is now famous in the spiritual circle as Yogi Vishnu Panigrahi. Yogi Vishnu has traveled extensively to deliver lecturers on spirituality, yoga, meditation, and inner-faith. At present, he is deeply dedicated to guiding disciples at Samadhi Yoga Ashram.
Navkant Juyal
Navkant Juyal completed his masters of science in yogic science and holistic health. He is trained in a different aspect of Hatha yoga, yoga philosophy, yoga psychology, yoga therapy, and health. He will share the knowledge and his experience of yoga which he learned from different yoga professors and teachers of the university. Navkant Juyal will help the student to understand the basic principles of yoga so they can prepare the base to understand or begin their journey, the journey which is leading them toward becoming aware of their real self.
Yogi Praladh Ji
Yogi Praladh Ji has been a Hatha yoga teacher at SYA for more than a year. He is completely established in Hatha yoga. Praladh Ji’s teaching style is completely different from others. He teaches full of love, respect, as well as understanding that each of his students needs. These qualities make him a good yoga teacher. Praladh Ji was born, brought up, and learned yoga in Rishikesh with many great masters. He is a well-experienced teacher with good practical knowledge.
Yogini Parveen Ji
Parveen Sharma has done her five-year integrated course in yoga (BA and MA) from Dev Sanskriti University, Haridwar. She is authorized by Dev Sanskriti University to teach and heal society. She has nine years of experience in teaching and conducting workshops, seminars, and retreat. Where in the main objective is to provide results with different yoga practices integration to alternative therapies like Marma therapy, pranic healing, Reiki, naturopathy, hormonal therapy, and prenatal-postnatal.
Swami Prakash Ji
Prakash was born and brought up in a spiritual family based in Uttar Pradesh, India. He has been introduced to a spiritual path and yoga at a very young age. He started practicing meditation, asanas, pranayama, and prayers from his childhood. At the age of 15, he attended many meditation seminars of Bharamakumaris University at Mount Abu. In 2004, he moved from his parental home and started traveling India. He initiated in Osho's neo-sanyaas and started living, meditating in many Osho ashrams such as Pune, Himachal, Gujrat, and Jabalpur.
Yogini Shakti
Shakti is a uniquely inspiring and experienced pranayama, meditation, yoga Nidra teacher, and therapist. She is a naturopathy doctor from the School of Naturopathy Gorakhpur. After completing her bachelor degree from Delhi University, she decided to get appropriate and systematic knowledge of meditation and yogic science. Then, she started learning through various camps, groups, and seminars. She has done two years of residential therapy training in Osho Nisarga Dharamshala, from 2008 to 2010. She learned and experienced various intensive meditation techniques and therapies.
Yogi Rohit K. Ji
Yogabhyasi (yoga practitioner) Rohit Kumar, holds an M.A. (Master in English Language and Literature), and an L.L.B. (Bachelors in Law) from Indian Universities. He has been a yoga practitioner for many years. His years of disciplined, regular, and continuous practices of the various disciplines of yoga have conferred upon him good insight into the theory as well as practical aspects of different branches of yoga. His credentials in the field of the propagation of yoga are honored phenomenon.


The retreat will take place at Samadhi Yoga Ashram in Rishikesh, India.



  • Cooking classes
  • Cycling
  • Health Club
  • Hiking
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Mountain walking
  • Reiki
  • Sauna
  • Shopping
  • Spa
  • Steam room
  • Swimming


  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony
  • Beach
  • Dining area
  • Fireplace
  • Kitchen
  • Lobby
  • Meditation garden
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
  • Yoga studio


  • ATM / banking
  • Beauty salon
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Free parking
  • Free toiletries
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Ironing / ironing board
  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Mosquito net
  • Newspapers
  • Room cleaning
  • Toiletries
  • Wedding
  • Wireless internet


The price of the package includes three daily nutritious vegetarian meals, detox juice, and tea. Samadhi Yoga Ashram follows and promote vegetarianism. For those who eat gluten-free or vegan, there are options for that as well. You just need to inform the office once you arrive.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Yogic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Spa treatments

One Ayurvedic massage is included in this retreat.

What's included

  • Airport pick up from Dehradun Airport (DED)
  • Daily yoga classes
  • Certificate of completion
  • Ganga beach yoga class
  • 1 free Ayurvedic massage
  • Weekend excursions
  • Use of course-related books
  • Course material
  • Yoga cleansing kit including neti pot and sutra neti
  • T-shirt and yoga bag
  • 17 nights accommodation
  • Free 24-hour Wi-Fi
  • Daily nutritious vegetarian meals and tea

What's not included

  • Airport drop off at Dehradun Airport (DED)
  • Food outside the ashram
  • Visa
  • Airfare

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Dehradun Airport (DED). Transfer from the airport is included. Transfer to this airport from the school is offered at an additional cost of 18 USD. Transfer from and to Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) is also offered at an additional cost of 72 USD. Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) is 250 kilometers from the ashram, but there is a direct flight to Dehradun Airport (DED) and from there by taxi, is 15 kilometers.

Arrival by bus

You can also reach Rishikesh by bus from Interstate Bus Terminus at Delhi. Take a Volvo or any luxurious coaches from Delhi to Rishikesh, but a bus journey can be very tiring.

Arrival by train

You can also take the train from Delhi to Haridwar, which is 25 kilometers away from Rishikesh. Haridwar is linked to many major cities in India.

Arrival by taxi

You can request Samadhi Yoga Ashram for a taxi to take you directly from Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) to the ashram, which costs 75 USD. Samadhi Yoga Ashram can also send a taxi to receive you from the bus terminus.

From Haridwar, you can hire a taxi or Samadhi Yoga Ashram can also send a taxi to receive you on request in advance. The taxi charges from Haridwar to Rishikesh will be 20 USD. You can also hire an auto-rickshaw for Lakshman Juhla, but then you have to walk across the Juhla until you arrive at the ashram premises.

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 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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