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26 Day 200-Hour Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training Course in Rishikesh

Bhakti yogshala, behind Hotel Moksha, Swarg Asharam village, Jonk Ram Jhula, Tapovan, Rishikesh, Dehradun District, Uttarakhand, India

Certified Yoga Teacher Training India

This 200-hour yoga teacher training course in Rishikesh will cover a life-path of the physical and spiritual dimensions of aspiring yogis and will be educated to deliver the yoga students in-depth knowledge and full understanding and awareness of the various layers of their yoga practice to improve skills. The syllabus of this yoga teacher training course is provided by the best yoga instructors in Rishikesh for beginner and intermediate levels.

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Nitin, Mahendra, SatyaKam, & 3 More…
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  • 24 days of practice
  • 2 yoga classes per day
  • Daily guided meditation session
  • Teaching methodology, anatomy, and philosophy
  • Pranayama and mantra chanting lessons
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 25 nights accommodation
  • Tranquil surroundings

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


24 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Hindi, Spanish
Group size: Maximum of 17 participants
Airport transfer available:
Jolly Grant Airport (US$20 per person)
Airport transfer available:
Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$80 per person)
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The yoga school is situated in the most beautiful and colorful root valleys of Himalayan mountain ranges. It is the most eco-friendly and atmospheric place to learn the art of yogic science. The school offers luxury accommodation to the students. They provide neat and clean rooms with attached bathrooms to students. Each room is airy, ventilated, and packed with all the necessary facilities. The school also makes sure that none of the students face any problem and each student has a comfortable stay. They provide the following facilities to their yoga students at Bhakti Yogashala, a yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, India such as

  • 24/7 free Wi-Fi
  • 24/7 supply of hot and cold water facility
  • 24/7 drinking water
  • Traditional yoga hall
  • Laundry facility available
  • Close to the market
  • Nearby restaurants
  • Single and shared accommodations



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

The teachings are more scientific initially but later evolve to a spiritual method allowing for a holistic and well-rounded approach to yoga. This program at the Bhakti Yogshala allows the mind to regain peace and the body to recover its beauty and vital stamina. The program is designed as per the Yoga Alliance standards and has a strong foundation of teaching all elements of yoga that will make every learner a master. The yoga instructor certification course is designed for those who desire self-knowledge and complete understanding of the yoga sutras to become a successful yoga teacher and practitioner.

This is the foundation course for learning various disciplines and guidelines of yoga. It is a detailed course that suitably follows the standards of Yoga Alliance. The 200-hour yoga teacher training course at Bhakti Yogshala, Rishikesh is developed to deliver the complete theoretical and practical know-how about yoga. This course leads towards the deepening of yoga practice and also imbibes skills so you can train and guide others as well-practiced yoga teachers.

Yoga curriculum

Hatha yoga

Tracing its origins to the traditional Nath tradition and Patanjali in the second century BCE, the name 'Hatha' signifies the union of the solar and lunar channels in the body. This is achieved through an emphasis on mindfully cultivating stability and comfort in the postures on the mat while synchronizing the breath with movements.

  • Learn asanas in a traditional Indian way
  • Sivananda sequence: 12 basic asanas
  • Learn the different aspects of Ashtanga yoga: pranayama, mudras, bandhas, and kriyas
  • Study the Vedanta philosophy and the most important yogic text

Ashtanga Vinyasa

Ashtanga yoga is a dynamic, flowing method of yoga that connects the movement of the body with breath, gaze, energy locks, and postures. The method stresses the importance of the daily practice of a set series of movements. You will be focusing on the first series while gaining the tools to establish a daily practice to progress through the six series at your own pace in your lifelong pursuit of self-actualization.

  • Practice the primary series of Ashtanga Vinyasa by K. Pattabhi Jois
  • Lead class and self-practice (Mysore style)
  • Learn how to adjust the students
  • Learn how to modify the difficult poses
  • Create your own Vinyasa sequence
  • Key points: Ujjayi breath, Drishti, and bandhas


As humans, you are expressions of the universal pranic energy or the prana (life force). However, improper lifestyles and unconscious untrained ways of breathing processes hamper your life force and unbalance your body and mind increasing stress, anxiety, and fears in your minds. In your course, you will learn how to breathe properly and to guide and expand prana or life-force in the right way to connect to your higher self.

  • Nadi Shodhana pranayama
  • Surya Bheda pranayama
  • Sheetali pranayama
  • Seetkari pranayama
  • Bhramari pranayama
  • Bhastrika pranayama
  • Kapalbhati pranayama

Yoga philosophy

Philosophy is the core of any subject and yoga is not different, without philosophy similar body without yoga is a consciousness. Philosophy classes at Bhakyi Yogshala conducted in an environment, where the interactive process not only allows participants to learn and navigate how to form questions but also helps them reach their own answers regarding mundane, emotional, and spiritual life.

Bhakti yogshala has experienced that the quality of questions determines the quality of life and if one knows the techniques or the path to reach the answers, life becomes the playground of possibilities. One of the major outcomes of this is the development of interpersonal communicational skills, which refines the perception and responses towards the events of life for an enhanced experience of it.

Yoga history, philosophy, and lifestyle

  • What is yoga
  • History of yoga
  • Yogic texts
  • Paths of yoga
  • Ayurveda
  • Koshas
  • Pranas
  • Nadis
  • Chakras
  • Pranayama
  • Bandhas
  • Mudras
  • Shat Karmas
  • Meditation


Anatomy in a Western context is about physicality. But according to yoga, anatomy also includes energy and subtle body systems. As the students delve into the five vital energies, the seven tissues, three fundamental qualities (gunas), and subtle channels (nadis), they gain the understanding of a deeper level of their existence that grounds their nine systems of human body

  • Introduction to anatomy
  • Skeletal system
  • Muscular system
  • Nervous system
  • Endocrine system
  • Respiratory system
  • Circulatory system
  • Digestive system
  • Excretory system
  • Reproductive system

Bhakti yoga

In Bhakti yoga, you draw heavily on cultivating and expressing love and devotion for deities in the Hindu pantheon. The ecstatic experience of singing, chanting, and Satsang cultivates an atmosphere for emotional expression and healing while at the same time giving the practitioner an opportunity to set the stage for experiencing the divine within the self.

  • Performing bhajan-kirtan
  • Havan (opening fire ceremony for invocation of energy)
  • Ajapa-Japa (repetition of a mantra)


  • Nidra yoga
  • Kundalini meditation - theory of chakras
  • Pranic meditation
  • Trataka (candlelight meditation)
  • Cyclic meditation (stress management)
  • Dynamic meditation or Osho meditation

Daily schedule

  • 06:15 - 08:15 Hatha yoga and pranayama
  • 08:30 - 09:30 Breakfast
  • 09:45 - 10:45 Mantras (first week), pranayama theory (second week), teaching methodology (third week), and self-study (fourth week)
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Anatomy
  • 12:15 - 13:15 Alignment and adjustment
  • 13:30 - 14:30 Lunch
  • 15:00 - 16:00 Philosophy
  • 16:15 - 18:00 Ashtanga Vinyasa
  • 18:15 - 19:15 Meditation
  • 19:30 - 20:30 Dinner

Included excursions

Adventurous trips on the weekend

  • Ganga Aarti
  • Kunjapuri Devi temple
  • Mountain camping
  • River rafting
  • Trekking
  • Waterfall


Nitin Chotwani

Mahendra Pal

SatyaKam Gupta

Yogacharya Anil Kumar

Pankaj Sadana




A well-balanced yogic diet not only satisfies your hunger but also keep you healthy. Satisfy your hunger with your healthy sattvic meal thrice a day at AYM yoga Goa. Well, balanced meal and mindful way of eating is an essential part of a yogic lifestyle. In yoga, there is a special preference given to the sattvic food keeping its immense benefits in mind. At Bhakti Yoshala, each meal is prepared with a mindset to support yoga aspirants in their highly intensive training. Here, you are served a fully vegetarian and sattvic meal.

According to yogic philosophy, a well-balanced meal nourishes every organ of your body and fuels it with ample energy and overeating and tamasic food can affect your health. The consumption of tamasic food adversely affects your mental and physical health. A vegetarian meal is said to promote inner peace, and it is prepared with the mix of best of herb and spices to increase its nutrient value. The food is prepared from fresh ingredients under the very hygienic condition for the health and wellbeing of everyone.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Detox juices

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • Raw food
  • Naturopathic
  • Fruitarian
  • Yogic
  • Other dietary requirements on request
  • Ayurvedic
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)

You could involve yourself in many activities

  • Ayurveda massage
  • Bungee jumping
  • Flying fox
  • Giant swing
  • Reverse bungee jumping
  • Wildlife safari

What's included

  • 200 hours of yoga teacher training course manual and stationery
  • Visits to temples, sightseeing, and Ganga Aarti
  • 25 nights accommodation
  • Vegetarian breakfasts, lunches, and dinners
  • Tea, green tea, coffee, and drinking water
  • Kriya set
  • Access to the library
  • 24 hours Wi-Fi

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Local transportation
  • Sunday meals
  • Personal expenses
  • Laundry expenses

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) or Jolly Grant Airport (DED). Transfer from and to these airports are available upon request at additional costs of 80 and 20 USD respectively. Jolly Grant Airport (DED) is the nearest airport to Rishikesh which is approximately 35 kilometers away. Popular carriers like Air India, Spice Jet, and Jet Airways often have daily flights from New Delhi.

Arrival by bus

Being a popular tourist destination, Rishikesh has a good network of buses connecting it with important places such as Haridwar, Dehradun, and New Delhi. Buses depart in the morning and late evening from the Kashmiri Gate ISBT, New Delhi for Rishikesh every day. You can choose from a regular, deluxe, or luxurious coach.

Arrival by train

The nearest railhead to Rishikesh is in Haridwar which is approximately 30 kilometers away. Haridwar, in turn, is linked to major Indian cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Lucknow, and Varanasi. Some of the popular trains are Shatabadi Express, Jan Shatabdi, AC Special Express, and Mussoorie Express. For those making the journey to Rishikesh, it is advisable to take the train till Haridwar and then either take a bus or hire a taxi to Rishikesh. While the bus would take about 60 minutes, the taxi will take you to Rishikesh in about half an hour.

Airport: Jolly Grant Airport Airport transfer available: Jolly Grant 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

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% 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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26 days / 25 nights
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There is an early bird discount available of 10% per person if you book or reserve 60 days before your chosen arrival date.

Monday April 26, 2021
(26 days / 25 nights)

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