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Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India

This Yoga Alliance 200-hour certified teacher training course (TTC) takes place in a tranquil serene setting just outside Rishikesh town, the worldly renowned yoga central, Northern India. The best way to learn how to teach yoga is to immerse yourself completely in a yogic lifestyle and practice so that your teaching comes from your own personal experience. By coming out of the big cities surrounded by tall buildings and stepping into our yoga teacher training ashram, you will experience the perfect atmosphere to create beautiful personalized memories of your yogic journey. During the course, you will profound experience of all aspects of yoga including; asana (yoga postures), pranayama (proper breathing), meditation, yoga philosophy, anatomy, teaching philosophy and proper diet.


  • Daily 2 hours asana classes
  • Close to nature yoga ashram
  • Yoga Alliance Registered certificate
  • Qualified and experienced team of yoga instructors
  • 2 daily healthy traditional Indian meals
  • 28 nights accommodation


28 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Japanese, English
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Yogavini Ashram boasts an abundance of fresh air with the sounds of birds chirping and Ganga flowing, will help you connect with nature and experience the learning on the course at a deeper level. Being close to nature is an important factor on yoga journey.

The school has strong support from the local Indian community which will provide opportunities to partake in and enjoy traditional Indian culture.

During the yoga teacher training, the spectacular domed Meditation Hall provides the perfect setting to center and re-connect within yourself. The energy felt when stepping in to the hall is like no other and once again, stepping outside of cities and experiencing countryside views as far as the eye can see, will bring a deeper sense of inner space, stillness and silence.

Yogivini is situated in the quiet and peaceful place dotted with the green trees. The ashram is well-equipped with all the residential facilities required for comfortable living. The highly ventilated and eco-friendly rooms of the ashram are fully furnished with all the necessary requirements. Please note that the accommodation offered is based on simple and shared occupancy (couples are not allowed to share rooms).

Yoga Vini Rishikesh Yoga Teacher Training Program

Course objectives:

  • Broaden understanding of yoga principles
  • Strengthen your personal yoga practice
  • Build a firm foundation from which to teach others

Course curriculum

  • Asana

Includes two daily asana classes, two hours each, surya namaskar (sun salutations), thorough explanation and demonstration, individual adjustments and various techniques (props, walls etc.) on how to improve and deepen your practice.

  • Meditation and Pranayama classes

Meditation takes time and dedication to develop a strong practice, but here you will be given the tools to initiate and deepen your ability with two daily guided meditation classes including pranayama.

  • Philosophy and Yoga Sutra Lectures

The teachers offer an easy and comprehensive approach, allowing you to gain a greater understanding of yoga, hence helping you to lead a greater emotional and mental well-being in order to live a more fulfilling and meaningful life. Explanations are based on real examples from the life, which makes the philosophy an interesting an easy to experience. The whole course is skillfully designed to experience these yoga philosophies (analysis of both the text and commentary of Bhadavad Gita, which is a classical yoga scripture, detailed explanation of the Patanjali Yoga Sutra, different paths of yoga, 8 limbs of yoga, nadis, mantra, prana, bandha, koshas, kundalini, mudra, chakras and granthis.

  • Anatomy and physiology

Students are introduced to anatomy and physiology which are important to be an effective teacher and practitioner. You will enhance your knowledge on the following:

  • Cellular respiration (important to understand the deep effects of yoga on our body)
  • Connective tissue
  • Body System (functioning of systems and effects of yoga)
  • Joints (knee, shoulder, wrist, ankle, hip)
  • Muscular system and IMP muscles (movements in pastures and muscles use)
  • Scoliosis and postural disorders (how to choose posture for different postures)
  • Stretch Reflexes (how to use different stretch reflexes to deepen the practice)
  • Endocrine system, glands and hormones
  • Menstrual Disorder

  • Shat Kriyas

Shat kriyas are yogic purification processes which include: cleansing of the nasal and air passages, esophagus and stomach. Students will be guided through various purification exercises with thorough explanation of the effects. These processes will allow the student to experience deeper meditation and pranayama practices (Kapalbhati, Jala Neti, Sutra Neti, Kunjal Kriya, Tratak).

  • Teaching philosophy

The experienced teachers will provide instruction on the art of yoga instruction including: how to be an effective yoga teacher, hands on adjustments, observe and understand how the body moves, art of the voice, confidence through practice teaching, purpose and use of props, both in personal practice and the class setting, and practical teaching classes.

  • Proper diet

An Ayurvedic practitioner will join the course to discuss how a proper diet can enhance your yoga practice and life as a whole. This introduction will give you time to practice a 30-day diet plan, guided by experienced chefs, throughout the course. The following will be covered: origin of Ayurveda, how Ayurveda treats different diseases and complaints, the different types of doshas, how diet affects the mind and the body, vegetarianism, the healing effects of fasting.


The aim of the examinations is to assess your understanding of the subjects and to give you the opportunity to further develop the areas you are lacking. This will help to ensure your complete development during the course. Please note the following:

  • Written Examination will be held every two weeks
  • Practical teaching test will be held twice to develop your proficiency of teaching
  • Shat karmas practical test

Daily schedule:

  • 05:30 Wake up
  • 06:00 - 07:30 Pranayama/silent meditation/interactive discussion
  • 07:30 - 08:00 Tea
  • 08:00 - 10:00 Asana class
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Brunch
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Karma yoga
  • 12.00 - 13:00 Self Study
  • 13:00 - 14:30 Philosophy
  • 14:30 - 15:00 Tea and snacks
  • 15:00 - 16:00 Anatomy/Ayurveda
  • 16:30 - 18:30 Asana
  • 18:30 - 19:00 Dinner
  • 19:00 - 20:00 Meditation and Chanting
  • 20:45 Lights off

Ashram rules

The spirit behind the discipline and rules are purely to immerse yourself into the yogic lifestyle to enable you to obtain maximum benefit from your teacher training experience.

  • All students are expected to follow the entire yoga teacher training course schedule.
  • In the event you need to be absent from any event, prior permission should be obtained.
  • All students are expected to be on time for all scheduled classes and remain for the duration of each class.
  • Guest behavior should be respectful of Indian culture; men and women should cover the shoulders, midriff and legs. Tight fitting, transparent and revealing clothing is not permitted.
  • Kindly refrain from expressions of affection such as hugging or kissing in public.
  • Guests are expected to observe celibacy (brahmacharya) as part of the spiritual discipline.
  • All students are expected to actively participate in Karma Yoga.
  • Smoking, alcohol and drugs are not permitted.
  • Technology use is restricted to off hours.
  • Photography, video, or audio recording during classes is only permitted with prior permission.


This teacher training will take place in Rishikesh, an Indian city surrounded by the mountains, at the foothills of the Himalayas, along the holy banks of Ganges river. Rishikesh is in close proximity of Dehradun's Jolly Grant Airport (DED), which is a small, quiet and recently renovated airport, located15 kilometers away. This city is known as the world capital of yoga. It has the biggest number of yoga ashrams and yoga courses in the world, and serious students wanting to learn yoga and Ayurveda, assist there from across the globe.


With lodging facility, at Yogvini Rishikesh Ashram, you will be offered nutritious and hygienic meals. The food in the ashram is specially prepared with the use of green vegetables. Only vegetarian food is served in fully Indian and ashram life tradition.

The following meals are included:

  • Brunch
  • 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

What's included

  • 2 daily asana classes
  • 2 daily healthy and traditional Indian meals
  • 28 nights accommodation
  • Course fees
  • Certificate

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Additional meals
  • Personal expenses

How to get there

Arrival by plane

Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi (DEL).

Arrival by bus or taxi from New Dehli

From Delhi, Rishikesh is about 230 kilometers away and its well connected with buses. A bus journey may take from 5 to 7 hours - depending on the traffic - and it costs about 330 to 730 INR. Taxi can also be arranged at a price of approximately 100 USD.

Arrival by train

The nearest railway station is Haridwar located at distance of 25 kilometers from Rishikesh.

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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