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Yoga Teacher Training in India

The yoga school of Sammasati Retreat offers this 300-hour yoga teacher training in Rishikesh in India. This 300-hour yoga teacher training in Rishikesh is an intensive program designed to strengthen your already existing knowledge and foundation of yoga. This course will focus mainly on Hatha and Vinyasa Flow practice, technical training, and will be related to advance asana, pranayama, mantra, meditation, Yoga Nidra, cleansing processes, and self-development techniques in a truly yogic environment by highly experienced and trained teachers.

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  • Daily yoga classes, lectures, and practices
  • Certificate of completion
  • 300-hour yoga teacher training manual is included
  • A vegetarian breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily
  • 25 nights accommodation
  • Pick up service from Dehradun airport

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


24 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Hindi
Airport transfer included: Jolly Grant Airport
Airport transfer available:
Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$ 70 per person)
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  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Meditation garden
  • Picnic area
  • Special menu request
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga shala
  • Conference room
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Wireless internet

Dhyan Mandir

Dhyan Mandir is a beautiful ashram with two yoga halls, where one is a white Dom in a big garden with flowers and many trees.

There is free Wi-Fi access, a hot shower, and a filtered drinking water system, and a washing machine is available for free whenever you need to do your laundry.

The yoga center is located in a quiet area, and local shops are nearby.


There are private rooms and shared rooms, and some of them have air-condition. The rooms are big and have western toilets and a wardrobe. There are also bedsheets, blankets, and pillows provided for you.

The rooms are clean and comfortable with attached bathrooms. There are also coupled with an array of modern comforts including complimentary Wi-Fi internet access.



Students who complete the training are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®).

300-Hour Hatha and Vinyasa Flow Yoga Teacher Training Overview

Sammasati Retreat is offering this 300-hour yoga teacher training in Rishikesh. It is an intensive program designed to strengthen your already existing knowledge and foundation of yoga.

The students should already be graduates of a 200-hour yoga teacher training course in any style to enroll in this 300-hour teacher training course. This course will focus mainly on Hatha and Vinyasa Flow practice, technical training, and advanced asana practice. 

You will be concentrating on sequencing, technical detail, and structural components for a Hatha-Vinyasa Flow class. The students will be able to obtain in-depth knowledge of advanced pranayama techniques, meditation practices, structural anatomy, and philosophy, and will have the opportunity to teach and assist with hands-on adjustments during the asana classes.

This course is purposely structured for the advancement of your path as an instructor and as a student and will prepare you for a more advanced personal and professional exploration of the transformative power of yoga in body, mind, and soul.

Brief Syllabus

  • Studying asanas in detail with alignment and sequence
  • Functional anatomy relevant to asana practice
  • Hands-on practice for adjustments and alignments
  • Practical and theoretical training for teaching yoga
  • Teaching practice: How to teach in a group setting
  • Yoga philosophy and yoga sutras of Patanjali
  • Understanding the energy system, nadis, and chakras
  • Practicing basic Kriyas: Yogic cleansing methods
  • Practicing pranayama, bandhas, mudras, and meditation
  • Ethics for yoga teachers
  • Yogic diet and basic Ayurveda
  • Yoga as a business

Requirements for the certificate:

  • Consumption of any kind of drugs, alcohol, smoking cigarettes, as well as eating non vegetarian food is not allowed during the course. Sammasati Retreat expect participants to follow a healthy lifestyle to support your journey of yoga and meditation during this training
  • To obtain a teacher’s training certificate we expect from you sincere behavior, a genuine desire to study, passing writing assignments and teaching a Yoga asana class at the end of the training. We will support you in the process so that you feel confident about teaching Yoga
  • Being punctual and attending the classes is needed in a 300h YTTC. Sammasati Retreat does not entertain people who come just for certificates.
  • Be respectful to yourself and others. Remember that you are on a path of yoga and meditation. Rude or arrogant behavior with fellow students, teachers and management will not be tolerated.

Detailed Syllabus

1. Pavanmuktasana Series

Pavanmuktasana is a series of practices used to warm up the body before doing asanas. The first series aims to release tension and stiffness in the joints and work on rheumatism. The second round aims to release initial energetic or physical blocks in the body before the asana practice. The third series eliminates energy blockages in the spine, activates the lungs and heart, and improves endocrine function.

2. Suryanamaskar (Sun Salutation) and Chandranamaskar (Moon Salutation)

Students will gain a thorough understanding of traditional Suryanamaskar and Chandranamaskar with their variations to create a more efficient practice.

Each pose will be taught separately with correct alignment and then in conjunction with the whole series, focusing on linking the poses together and coordinating the breath with the movement.

3. Asanas: Practicing and Teaching Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Asanas

Benefits, precautions, and different ways to incorporate each asana into a productive class. This course will cover sitting, forward bends, twists, abdominal, backbend, and inversion asanas from key verbal cues, alignments, and adjustment techniques.

4. Teaching Methodology

Class structure: Learning is the key aspect of designing a yoga session. The methodology of coaching will focus on position and techniques of visual demonstration. The importance of observing the students and responding to the group's and the individual student’s needs while instructing a class.

5. Assisting and Adjusting students

Each student will have an opportunity to practice how to offer adjustments to asanas in the class while another teacher is teaching. They will also become more comfortable safely adjusting fellow students in a timed class setting. You will learn poses that support natural and safe posture with anatomically correct spine alignment.

  • Meditation - Introducing and discussing the value of meditation. Practicing active and passive meditations and teaching meditations to students.
  • Yoga Nidra - Yoga Nidra is guided by the teacher or audio recording which takes the participants into deep relaxation, releasing the tension in the body and mind.
  • Karma yoga - Karma yoga is a selfless action without expecting anything in return from people, the community, or the environment. Practicing 20 minutes of Karma yoga a day will bring you closer to the people, community and environment around you.

6. Human Physical Anatomy

Developing an understanding of the different body systems and how they are interrelated. To ensure safe physical practice, students will have a basic understanding of the types of joint movements and the function of muscular groups.

  • Energy Anatomy and Physiology - Introducing the concepts around the seven chakras, three granthis, five koshas, five vayus, Kundalini energy, and three nadis and how one can start observing these subtle energy channels and bodies through yoga and meditation practice.

7. Shatkriyas (Yogic Detox)

Shatkriyas detoxify and create balance in the body to maintain good health, resulting in feeling lighter, healthier, and a deeper yoga practice. You will practice some Shatkriyas that consist of six groups of purification methods.

  • Pranayama: Pranayama techniques expand the breath opening the door to physical, mental, and emotional health and inner transformation. You will practice advanced pranayama techniques.
  • Mudras and Bandhas: Mudras and bandhas help to awaken the chakras and Kundalini energy. You will practice mudras and bandhas with advanced pranayama techniques to awaken the energy.

8. Yoga Philosophy

You will learn in-depth yoga philosophy, which will consist of history, the aim of yoga, and its origin and evolution until the modern day.

You will also thoroughly understand the correlation between various styles and their goals. You will study Hathayogapradipika by Swami Satmarana and Yog Sutras by Patanjali. There will be lectures on Vedanta, Upanishads, Sankhya Yoga in the philosophy classes.

  • Bhagwadgita: A compilation of high knowledge and wisdom shared by Sri Krishna to Arjuna. The Bhangwadgita is one of the most sacred texts in Hinduism. It contains many secrets of life and yoga.
  • Ethics for yoga teachers: There will be a discussion on yoga teacher ethics according to the principals in the Patanjali Yoga Sutras, and you will incorporate this principle in you teaching and daily life.

9. Yoga as a business 

The business aspects of teaching yoga: As each of you goes out into the world as teachers, it is important to understand the ethics of starting and managing a yoga business based on the Yamas of Patanjali Yog Sutras.

There will be a discussion on different opportunities and ways of teaching yoga, organizing workshops, and teaching or assisting in yoga teacher training programs.

Daily Sample Schedule

Classes on Saturday will be until 13:00.

Please note that Sundays are off days.

  • 07:00 to 09:00 Asana practice and pranayama
  • 09:00 to 10:30 Breakfast
  • 10:30 to 13:00 Yoga philosophy / meditation
  • 13:00 to 14:30 Lunch break
  • 14:30 to 17:30 Anatomy / asana class
  • 19:00 to 19:40 Dinner
  • 20:00 to 21:30 Evening activities two times a week

Included excursions

One excursion on a free day will be included. This will be organized for those who want to join and the activity is depending on the season


Raj Purwal

Vishal Sharma

Vikas Pandey



Rishikesh, India

This teacher training program will take place in the holy city of Rishikesh, India, at the base of the Himalayas.

Rishikesh holds deep cultural and spiritual significance for local Hindus. The sacred rivers and mountains set the scene for yoga and reflective hikes, and it is a world yoga capital. Every year, thousands of people come to Rishikesh to learn yoga and meditation.

There are hundreds of temples and ashrams in Rishikesh, and the school is located a couple of kilometers from Rishikesh away from all the noise and traffic. It is also close to the holy Ganga river.



  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Garden
  • Yoga studio


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Wireless internet


The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

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

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

What's included

  • Certificate of completion
  • Pre-reading material upon booking of the course
  • A 300-hour yoga teacher training manual
  • A vegetarian breakfast, lunch and dinner (except for Sundays)
  • Tea, water and snacks (chai, fruits, salty snacks and so on)
  • 25 nights accommodation
  • Pick up service from Dehradun airport
  • 18% GST

What's not included

  • Airfare

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival on the 2nd any time. The course starts on the 3rd in the morning

Airport: Jolly Grant Airport Airport transfer included: Jolly Grant Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport Airport transfer available: Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$ 70 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 16% 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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