9 Days 100-Hour Holistic and Yoga Therapy-Based Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India

Intensive Yoga Teacher Training India

Give yourself the opportunities to learn and have a magical life-changing experience of yoga with 100-hour yoga teacher training program in Rishikesh, India. This certification program has a balanced combination of yoga basics, traditions, values and philosophy, along with knowledge of yoga nutrition, Ayurveda, and alternative healing. Prepare yourself for an experience of yoga, which you have never had before!

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Yogi Vishnu, Navkant, Yogi Praladh Ji, & 4 More…
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  • Daily holistic yoga sessions
  • Meditation and pranayama classes
  • Certification to register with Yoga Alliance
  • Tantra and Ayurvedic study and practice
  • Exciting weekend excursions
  • 1 free Ayurvedic massage
  • 8 nights accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate


8 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 (25 USD). If you want private accommodation, you should request for it earlier. There will be an extra charge of 125 USD for the private accommodation.



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

Samadhi Yoga Ashram has been certified and recognized by Yoga Alliance USA to offer 100-hour intensive and holistic yoga teacher training for the aspirants. This 100-hour Samadhi yoga training certification program puts emphasis on clear understanding of Ashtanga yoga and practice that stage-by-stage to make it a daily ritual.

Samadhi (sam-a-dhi) is a Sanskrit word, which translates into “to bring together” or “to collect”. This is a stage, where practitioners can collect all the trance energy from the surrounding and can redirect that energy on some particular attainment. Samadhi yoga is known as the most pious and most coveted form of yoga among the yogis and spiritual masters. In yogic science, there is no higher state than a state of Samadhi, which is one of the most blissful states of mind.

With a scientifically designed curriculum, they ensure to impart the skills and fundamentals that every practitioner need to know about attaining trance through this program. After successful completion of this program, participants are awarded with certificates recognized by Yoga Alliance USA and can pursue their career as a yoga teacher in their preferred geographical areas.

Samadhi Yoga Ashram is committed for creating a bond of love by spreading the message for attainment of world peace through its holistic yoga teacher training programs. Samadhi Yoga Ashram therefore encourage participants from all corners of the world to undergo this certification program under highly knowledgeable spiritual masters of Samadhi Yoga Ashram to engross the absolute knowledge and skills on Samadhi yoga.

Yoga has been in practice in India and in other parts of the world since thousands of years. According to the states of self-enlightenment, the ancient spiritual masters have subdivided yoga in to different parts. Ashtanga yoga has been one of the most practiced and adopted yogic principles for its absolute trance. The eight spiritual practices that united to form the Ashtanga yoga offer a disciplined and gradual progress of body, mind, and soul.

The eight types of spiritual practices that are incorporated in Ashtanga yoga are:

  • Yama (the codes of moral conduct, preparing the body and mind)
  • Niyama (the principles that believes in self-study and self-purification)
  • Asana (physical and anatomic postures)
  • Pranayama (controlling breathing so as to control the vibrations of thoughts)
  • Pratyahara (abstinence from physical desires)
  • Dharana (dedicated and committed concentration to attain a supreme sense)
  • Dhyana (complete meditation for thought control and improving concentration)
  • Samadhi (absorption into the universe to collect meditative consciousness)

100-hour yoga teacher training complete curriculum


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

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

Warm up yoga salutation (preparation to 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 (pegion 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 is prana and pranayama
  • How prana flow in the body
  • Types of major and sub-prana
  • Pranayama and life span
  • Prana healing
  • Know how to breath correctly
  • Diphragmatic breathing and qualities of breath
  • Anatomy of pranayama
  • Kapal bhati pranayama level 1
  • Bhastrika pranayama level 1
  • Bhramari pranayama level 1
  • Sitli and Sitkari pranayama without rentention
  • Yogic breathing level 1 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 breath 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 are energy blockages?
  • Reasons of blocking the energy and chakras
  • Three majors energy blockages
  • Mula bandhas (root lock) level 1
  • Uddiyana bandha (abdominal lock) level 1
  • Jalandhar bandha (throat lock) level 1
  • Maha bandha (great lock) level 1

Mudras (yogic gesture)

  • What are 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 history of yoga
  • The classical texts of yoga tradition
  • Yoga Sutra of Patanjali – Raja Yoga
  • Bhagavat Geeta – 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

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

Mantra chanting

  • Mantra, 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 kind 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

Sample daily schedule

  • 04:00 Wake up
  • 04:30 Silence and Japa (in your own room)
  • 05:30 Meditation and pranayama
  • 06:30 Detox drink (Monday to Friday)
  • 06:45 Hatha yoga
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 11:00 Anatomy
  • 12:30 Yoga adjustment and alignment
  • 13:30 Lunch
  • 14:30 Rest and silence practice
  • 16:00 Yoga philosophy
  • 17:00 Tea
  • 17:15 Vinyasa and relaxation
  • 19:00 Silence meditation (optional)
  • 19:30 Dinner
  • 20:30 Journaling and inspirational movies on yoga
  • 21:30 Light off

Daily schedule may change according to the situation and season.

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.

Nearby places

  • Dehradun Airport (DED), 15 kilometers
  • Haridwar, 25 kilometers
  • Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), 250 kilometers



  • Massage


  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Smoke-free property
  • Yoga studio


  • Library
  • Tour assistance


The price of the package includes three daily nutritious vegetarian meals and tea. Samadhi Yoga Ashram follows and promote vegetarianism. For those who eat gluten-free or vegan, there are options for that as well. Please inform Samadhi Yoga Ashram during booking.

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 free Ayurvedic massage is included in the retreat.

What's included

  • 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
  • Pick up from Dehradun Airport (DED)
  • 8 nights accommodation
  • 3 meals and tea
  • Free 24-hour Wi-Fi
  • Coffee table and safe homely environment

What's not included

  • Food outside the ashram
  • Airport drop off at Dehradun Airport (DED)
  • 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. From Haridwar, you can hire a taxi or Samadhi Yoga Ashram can also send our taxi to receive you on request in advance. The taxi charges from Haridwar to Rishikesh will be 20 USD.

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 3500 INR. Samadhi Yoga Ashram can also send a taxi to receive you from the bus terminus.

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 20% 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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