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Yoga Teacher Training Rishikesh

This is a complete crash course to establish the foundation for the advance yoga practice and start your journey to become a glorified yoga teacher. Each session will be a sublime moment for you to learn Hatha, Ashtanga, or Vinyasa yoga, perform meditation, pranayama, mudras, yoga philosophy, and other yoga forms. Registered with the Yoga Alliance USA, this program is derived from the knowledge and wisdom of the yogis of the Himalayas.


  • Daily pranayama practice
  • Practice of meditation techniques
  • Learning of human anatomy and physiology
  • Daily practice of Hatha, Ashtanga, and Vinyasa yoga
  • Know the philosophy and history of yoga and Vedas
  • 13 nights accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian meals


13 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 15

Airport transfer available:
Dehradun Airport (US$20 per person)

Airport transfer available:
Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$80 per person)

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Shakti Yoga Peeth has rooms available to accommodate students who are coming from all over the world. Staying here means you will be getting an ashram-like environment, but a home away from home. You can either stay on the shared or single rooms, with each room having all the modern facilities. All the rooms are very beautiful, airy, and neat with windows that open to the wonderful surroundings.

In the morning, you will wake up to the chirping of the birds and sun rays that throw the mystical spell over the mountain peaks. Each room is attached to a bathroom, where there is a facility of hot and cold water.

Shakti Yoga Peeth Yoga Teacher Training India Program


Upon completion of this yoga teacher training, students will receive certificate affiliated with Yoga Alliance USA. Registration with Yoga Alliance USA provides a globally recognized credential.

This is a basic course to make you aware of the different psychological elements and guidelines of yoga. Students are taught yoga skills, make them feel the essence of yoga, and teach them the way to lead and maintain the healthy body and calming mind. The program is certified by Yoga Alliance USA, ensuring that the highest degree of integrity, quality, and standards are maintained in the school. As the program completes, you will be ready to face many more challenges and for going deeper into your yoga practice in the other programs.

The 100-hour yoga teacher training program at Shakti Yoga Peeth is a basic program but which gives students enough light into yoga and help them make informed decisions about their future. Students are trained in all the forms of yoga that includes Hatha, Ashtanga Vinyasa, meditation, and pranayama as well as yoga philosophy under the guidance of experienced teachers and gurus. As the school is located in Rishikesh, students can experience the Hindu culture, visit ancient temples, and enjoy its beautiful landscape. Their level of confidence is doubled after the completion of the course.

This program is drafted as per the Yoga Alliance standards with the strong foundation of teaching all forms of yoga that could make every learner a master of yoga. This certification course has been formulated for those who either have very less time to join conventional 200-hour yoga teacher training program and desirous of garnering yourself as a successful yoga teacher. However, Yoga Peeth also expects complete dedication and hard work on the part of the students.

You will learn mantra chanting during your first week. Your yoga practicum includes alignment and adjustments, as well as teaching mythology. Classes will be held from Monday to Saturday, with Sundays off.

Ashtanga yoga

In the 100-hour yoga teacher training course, you will study the basic elements of Ashtanga yoga and some aspects of Nadi Shodhana. Teaching is conducted as per the tradition advocated by great gurus like Sri K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, India. The postures in Ashtanga involve ujjayi breath and bandhas (energy locks), besides other forms. The asanas help in increasing concentration, improving flexible muscles, and the strength.

Hatha yoga

In 100-hour yoga, you will learn a set of asanas that ranges from simple to advance. Hatha yoga works on the stiff joints, gives relief from the muscular pain, and calms the mind. From learning to concentrate on the breathing and getting mental peace, students will gain maximum advantage from Hatha yoga practice.

Yoga philosophy

Students get acquainted with the basics of yoga scriptures like Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita, Hatha yoga, Pradipika Yoga, including the basic knowledge of Sanskrit, and its pronunciation. Discourses are also held on the ethics of yoga that includes yamas and niyamas.

Sample daily schedule

  • 06:00 - Hatha yoga
  • 07:45 - Pranayama and breathing practices
  • 09:00 - Breakfast
  • 10:30 - Yoga anatomy
  • 12:00 - Yoga practicum or mantra chanting
  • 13:00 - Lunch
  • 15:00 - Yoga philosophy or ayurveda
  • 16:15 - Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga
  • 18:00 - Meditation and relaxation
  • 19:30 - Dinner

Wednesday special schedule

  • 06:00 - Hatha yoga
  • 07:45 - Shat Kriya (cleansing)
  • 09:00 - Breakfast
  • 10:30 - Self practice or teaching practice
  • 13:00 - Lunch, rest, self study
  • 19:30 - Dinner


Arya Vivek
Arya's acquaintance with yoga happened at a very young age because of his father Sri Vivek’s influence and motivation. For 15 years, he has lived and followed the ashram life, but his hunger to learn yoga and philosophy took him to the Himalayas. The sages noticed his passion and zeal in him and taught him secret mysteries, which are still unknown to the people. He also gained knowledge in naturopathy, acupressure, pranic healing, and learned the philosophies of Buddhism, Jainism, Sufism, body anatomy, and physiology. He is currently doing Ph.D in yoga.
Yogi Ashish
Ashish is a charming and dynamic yogi who teaches yoga with equal love and flavor as he himself does yoga. With an experience of six years, he demonstrates different aspects of classical asanas with great precision. He is based in Rishikesh, but often visits other parts of the country too to teach yoga to the enthusiasts. He is trained from international school of yoga Ved Niketan Dham in Rishikesh and got the master's degree in yogic sciences from Sanskrit University, Uttarakhand. He also enthusiastically takes part in many workshops and seminars not only in yoga, but also physical education.
Yogi Pankaj
Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Yoga)
Yogi Pankaj teaches Hatha and Ashtanga yoga with great precision and as per his each student’s body composition. The way he incorporates the yoga philosophy lessons, breathing techniques, and meditation in his session is highly commendable. His background is religious and so spirituality is in his blood since his childhood. He has attained master's degree in yoga and had also undergone training under traditional yogis. He had also completed his 200-hour teacher training certification program. As a great inspirer and motivator, he is a perfect teacher with whom people would love to get trained.
Tanushree Rawat
Jeevmoksha Yoga Gurukul (Yoga)
Tanushree is a yogini with immense knowledge and appetite for yoga. With seven years of experience in yoga, she can give students what all that is required to be a good yoga master and above all, a good yogi. She trains students in different forms of asanas, pranayama, meditation, and other yoga forms. She has a post-graduate degree in yoga from Sanskrit University Haridwar and master in yogic science. She has done a six-month certificated course from Ved Niketan Ashram and 200-hour teacher training course from Jeevmoksha Yoga Gurukul. Her teaching career started from ashrams in Rishikesh.


The school is located in Rishikesh, known as the yoga capital of the world, which nestled on the banks of the river Ganga. As soon you land up in Rishikesh, you will be enchanted by its beauty, sacredness, and sanctity. Rishikesh is well connected with the roadways, railways, and airways. For the tourists, there are adventure activities, river rafting, trekking, ample of food choices, amazing views and to get a taste of cultural heritage.


During this course, 100 percent vegetarian food is provided, which is rich in nutritious ingredients and delicious. The meals will be served three times daily and they are provided as per the scheduled time table. Students are encouraged to have the highly nutritious and sumptuous food from the premises. An Ayurvedic chef will prepare the meals in accordance to the yogic regime. Special food is a prepared for the students who prefer vegan meals and over-eaters.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

  • Vegetarian
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)

After the hectic week, there will be one free day for excursion which is full fun, enjoyment, and adventure. It will become a most memorable moment of your life, the life you might not have experienced before.

A range of unique experiences and adventures are available to book in conjunction with the scheduled activities for an extra cost. These include cultural interactions and acquaintance with the Hindu religion and culture, trekking to the Himalayan tracks including visit to the Himalayan caves and temples, and a visit to the markets. You can also have group discussions and discourses during free time.

What's included

  • 13 nights accommodation
  • 100-hours yoga teacher training certificate
  • Daily practice of Hatha, Ashtanga, and Vinyasa yoga
  • Daily pranayama practice
  • Daily vegetarian meals
  • Detailed curriculum
  • Know the philosophy and history of yoga and vedas
  • Learning of human anatomy and physiology
  • Nasal wash pot
  • Practice of meditation techniques
  • T-shirt for the yoga class
  • Teaching on communication skills
  • Teaching on meditation, pranayama, asanas, mudras, sadhana, and mantras
  • Theoretical and practical examinations
  • Weekend cultural, social, and fun activities
  • Yoga books
  • Yoga teacher training materials

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Extra activities
  • Transfers from and to Jolly Grant Airport (DED)

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), where you can take a domestic flight into Jolly Grant Airport (DED). Shakti Yoga Peeth will arrange taxi pick up from the airport to the school, upon request. The cost from Gandhi International Airport (DEL) to the school is 80 USD and the cost from Jolly Grant Airport (DED) is 20 USD.

Airport: Dehradun Airport Airport transfer available: Dehradun Airport (US$20 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport Airport transfer available: Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$80 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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