23 Days 200-Hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India

  • location Hotel Laxmi Palace, Badrinath Road, Opposite-Balaknath Temple Tapovan, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India

Yoga Teacher Training India

Rishikesh Yogkulam is offering this 200-hour Vinyasa yoga teacher training course to provide a traditional style of yoga, comprehensive and genuine knowledge of philosophy, yogic life, asana-pranayama, anatomy, meditation-breathing techniques, mantra-chanting, spiritual life, and much more.

You will learn from enthusiastic yoga teachers who have studied yoga, meditation, and spiritual techniques from yoga universities since their childhood. Rishikesh Yogkulam’s main focus is to have a small and intimate class setting for individualized and personalized attention from teachers, as well as creating an open atmosphere and special bond between the students, teachers, and Rishikesh Yogkulam’s team.

23 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English; English; Hindi;
The maximum participants in the group is 10


  • Daily yoga classes
  • Certified yoga instructors
  • Certification upon completion
  • Daily mantra chanting, meditation, asana, anatomy, and philosophy
  • Free Indian traditional cooking class
  • 22 nights accommodation in school
  • 3 fresh organic vegetarian meals

Skill level

  • Advanced
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Retreat Style

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


This 200 hours Vinyasa yoga teacher training course includes meditation, mantra chanting, Shatkriya, Hatha, Ashtanga Vinyasa, anatomy, yoga philosophy, Ayurveda and group discussion class, together with the practice of various different level of asanas with their benefits.

During your stay with Rishikesh Yogkulam, you will experience a life-changing opportunity which will give you one the most memorable moment in your life and this holy journey will lead your path towards to enlightenment and becoming a great teacher.

During the opening (welcoming) ceremony you will be provided with a complete yoga kit which includes a yoga mat, books for study, notebook, water bottle, neti-pot, rubber neti, school t-shirt, and rudraksha mala.

Rishikesh Yogkulam has made its 200 hours Vinyasa yoga teacher training course in such a unique way so it is suitable for all the different levels of students as it includes yoga for beginners, primary series, intermediate series, and advanced level.

Rishikesh Yogkulam is a well-known yoga school in Rishikesh which is registered with Yoga Alliance USA. After completion of the course, you will be awarded by Yoga Alliance USA certificate which means you will be able to teach yoga anywhere around the world.

Every single student in the class will get personal attention from the individual teachers as all the yoga gurus are highly qualified, experienced holders and well-known names in India.

This 200 Vinyasa hours yoga teacher training course is for those who would like to deepen their practice, for new learners and for beginners. It is for those who would like to deepen their knowledge and practice in different aspects of yoga, anatomy, Ayurvedic therapies, and yogic life.

During the course, you will assimilate not only the main subject of yoga but also learn the principles of yogic philosophy which will put you on the right path. You will expand in the world of yoga, develop spiritually and physically and improve your knowledge, professional skills, and the ability to teach yoga in your specific way.

You will have special classes to understand the nuances of class teachings based on yogic principles and discussions on philosophical topics that will help streamline the approach and experiences of yogic practices in the class.

Apart from teaching the technical aspects of class teaching, very interactive and vibrant discussions on various aspects of the yogic lifestyle and ethics of yoga teachers will be encouraged. There will be sessions of talk and interactive discussions on different aspects of class teaching and presentation.

The dedicated and experienced panel of yoga teachers and gurus, at Rishikesh Yogkulam, have immense knowledge of Vinyasa yoga flows, Vinyasa yoga poses, different kinds of yoga, Ashtanga yoga, Hatha yoga, meditation and much more, following a unique way of making seekers learn, providing full attention on the needs of people personally as well as professionally. The staff is highly cooperative and ensures to make your stay as convenient as possible.


You are starting your day with morning mantra chanting, continue with Shatkriya, and finish with meditation.

  • Mantra chanting meditation
  • Breathing meditation
  • Bhajan/kirtan
  • Trataka (candle meditation)
  • Silence practice meditation


Pranayama is generally defined as breath control. Although this interpretation may seem correct in view of the practices involved, it does not convey the full meaning of the term. The word pranayama is comprised of two roots: ‘prana’ plus ‘Ayama’. Prana means vital energy or life force.

Week 1 (study)

  • Introduction of pranayama
  • Benefits of pranayama
  • Explain the pranic body
  • Prana and lifestyle
  • Breath, health, and pranayama
  • Pranayama and the spiritual aspirants

Week 2 (practical and theory)

  • Nadishodhana pranayama
  • Sheetali pranayama
  • Sheetkari pranayama
  • Bramari pranayama
  • Ujjayi pranayama
  • Bhastrika pranayama
  • Kapalbhati pranayama
  • Surya Bheda Pranayama

Week 3 (mudra)

  • Jnana mudra
  • Chin mudra
  • Yoni mudra
  • Bhairava mudra
  • Hridya mudra
  • Shambhavi mudra
  • Khechari mudra
  • Kaki mudra
  • Bhoochari mudra
  • Akashi mudra

Week 4: bandha (energy lock)

The first definition of the bandha is that of restraining or locking the muscle on a physical level.

  • Preparation for bandha
  • Benefits of bandha
  • Mula bandha
  • Jalandhara bandha
  • Uddiyana bandha

Mantra chanting

  • Om chanting
  • MahaMrityunjaya mantra
  • Gayatri mantra
  • Guru Vandana (prayer to guru)
  • Prayer before class and meal

Shatkarma (the six purification methods in Hatha yoga)

Shatkarma is the Sanskrit term for one of the six yogic purification techniques (kriyas) as outlined in the "Hatha Yoga Pradipika." The purpose of these cleansing techniques is to keep the body strong, clean, and healthy. They are said to remove toxins and anything blocking the flow of prana in the body.

Practicing Shatkarma internally purifies the body, which makes pranayama and meditation practice easier by preparing the body to perform these practices without distraction, discomfort or fatigue. This is a traditional yogic cleansing technique that is very effective and good to remove many illnesses and open the body blockages.

  • Agni Saar
  • Jal Neti
  • Ruber Neti
  • Sutra Neti

Yoga is not an ancient myth buried in oblivion. It is the most valuable inheritance of the present. It is the essential need of today and the culture of tomorrow.

Hatha yoga

Rejuvenate your mind and soul with the Indian traditional yoga style called "Hatha" which will lift your body stamina and strength. This is the most popular and beneficial yoga style.

Week 1 and 2

  • Pawanmuktasana series 1
  • Pawanmuktasana series 2
  • Pawanmuktasana series 3
  • Surya Namaskar (sun salutation)
  • Chandra Namaskar (moon salutation)
  • Tadasana (palm tree pose)
  • Teriyaki tadasana (swaying palm tree pose)
  • Trikonasana (triangle pose)
  • Parivirtatrikon asana - revolving triangle pose
  • 1Uttkatasana - chair pose
  • Virabhadrasana 1 - warrior 1
  • Virabhadrasana 2 - warrior 2
  • Virabhadrasana 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

Week 3 and 4

  • Malasana - a squatted yoga pose
  • Garudasana - Eagle pose
  • Baddha Konasana - bound angle pose
  • Rajkapoot asana - pigeon 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

Teaching methodology and adjustment

During the class, you will learn how to do a perfect posture. You will also learn Ayurveda therapy, injuries, and rest and integrate your daily practice, basic knowledge of foot reflex, warming up, alignment, and core posture. The teaching methodology is one of the most important parts of the course as students will learn the following:

  • How to conduct a class
  • Classroom management
  • How to get in and come out from the posture
  • How to assist and help while teaching the class
  • Which kind of words you should be used as a yoga teacher
  • What makes you different than other teachers in terms of teaching
  • Which kind of asanas you should recommend with a different health issue
  • How to use belts, bolster, bricks and chair during the class adjustment

Yoga philosophy

Attend a theoretical class and lecture about the history of yoga and the importance of yoga in your life and its origin in India. You can ask questions and deepen your knowledge about the existence of yoga.

Week 1

  • Introduction of yoga
  • Yoga Patanjali sutra
  • 5 basic element
  • Injuries and rest
  • Integrating your daily practice
  • Principle of yoga

Week 2

  • 8 limbs of yoga
  • Yoga therapy
  • Yoga for stress, migraine, and insomnia
  • Yoga for hypertension
  • Yoga for heart problems, blood pressure, and diabetics

Week 3

  • Three dosha
  • The Nadi and Kundalini
  • Basic knowledge of chakra and Ayurveda

Week 4

  • Yogic diet
  • Difference between Satvic and Tamasic food
  • Group discussion
  • Clear doubt

Yoga anatomy

Yoga is considered to be a perfect medium to know oneself and his inner power. Anatomy classes expose the internal working of the body, bones, inner systems, and respiration that effect asanas and the flow.

The basic structure and function of the organs and system are very important for the practitioners so that their work as a yoga teacher can be more enhanced. Knowing the different types of joints and their range of motions helps students to be safe from injuries and also keep safe their students after they start teaching as a teacher.

  • Types of bones
  • Circulatory system
  • Types of heart block
  • Skeletal system

Vinyasa yoga

  • Vinyasa practice
  • What is Vinyasa?
  • Importance of Ujjai and Bandha in Vinyasa yoga

Daily schedule

  • 05:30 Morning bell
  • 06:00 - 07:30 Hatha yoga
  • 07:45 - 08:45 Pranayama
  • 08:45 - 09:45 Breakfast
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Yoga philosophy
  • 11:15 - 12:15 Alignment and adjustment
  • 12:30 - 13:30 Yoga anatomy and physiology
  • 13:30 - 14:30 Lunch
  • 14:30 - 16:30 Rest
  • 16:30 - 18:00 Vinyasa Yoga
  • 18:15 - 19:15 Meditation
  • 19:30 - 20:30 Dinner
  • 21:00 Lights off

What is included

  • 22 nights shared accommodation
  • 3 organic delicious meals per day, plus morning herbal tea
  • Outdoor excursions that include some of the caves, temples, waterfalls, or local mountain villages
  • Use of campus facilities such as free Wi-Fi
  • Course materials will be provided
  • All activities as per program

What is not included

  • Private accommodation (250 USD additional)
  • Air-conditioner (100 USD additional)

Additional Details


  •  Air-conditioned rooms
  •  Dining area
  •  Restaurant
  •  Special menu request
  •  Yoga studio
  •  Car rental
  •  Free parking
  •  Free Wi-Fi

During the course, you will be staying at Rishikesh Yogkulam in Hotel Laxmi Palace. The school has two yoga studios, a dining area, and a lift facility. Rishikesh Yogkulam offers single and double room based on the student’s requirements.

Every room has an attached bathroom with a western toilet and hot shower and a balcony with a mountain view. The rooms for the yogis are well maintained and clean. They offer bed sheets, pillows, bath towels, toilet paper, a blanket, and welcome amenities upon arrival. Good Wi-Fi is included on every floor. Water and laundry service are also available.


Daily freshly made vegetarian meals are included in the price. The food is fully prepared hygienically and the vegetables are organic. Rishikesh Yogkulam food is well known all around the world for its taste and verities. When diet is wrong medicine is of no use. When diet is correct medicine is of no need - Ayurvedic proverb.

Many people wonder if it is enough just to practice yoga. In itself, practicing yoga is not just a healthy life but at Rishikesh Yogkulam, they believe that it is also a way of living. But when complemented with healthy food habits, it can really create wonders. In fact, eating the right food is an essential part of living a yogic life.

What you eat not only influences your physical well being but also your emotions and thoughts. Yoga does not dissect food into proteins, carbohydrates or fats, instead, it classifies them according to the effect they have on the body and mind, into three types - Satva, Rajas, and Tamas.

Tamasic food is the kind of food that makes you lethargic or sluggish, while Rajasic food is that which brings about activity or restlessness. Whereas, Sattvic food is the kind that makes you feel light, energetic, and enthusiastic.

Sattvic foods are those which purify the body and calm the mind. They stimulate the body and mind into action. Cooked food that is consumed within 3 - 4 hours can be considered Sattvic. Menus at the center are created by their master chef Sandeep Semwal who had worked with some of the best five-star hotels around the world and carries great knowledge about the Sattvic diet.

Along with this, he focuses on hygiene practices at the institution to ensure the food is safe and carries great nutritional values which is much needed for a healthy life. Not just the right kind of food is important, it is vital to eat the proper quantity of food at the right time.

Overindulging leads to lethargy while under eating will not provide enough nourishment. Most of the time you know that your stomach is full but tempted by the taste buds, you tend to indulge. The right amount of food cannot be quantified into cups or grams. When you listen to your body attentively, you will know when exactly to stop!

You might eat the right kind of food in the right quantity but if you are irregular with your timings, then the whole system goes for a toss and the natural rhythm of the body is hampered. Therefore, it is of prime importance to eat food at the same time every day and eat it at regular intervals.

It is said that the state of the mind of the person cooking/eating also affects the food. The energy in the food cooked by someone while he/she was angry will definitely be lower than that of someone who cooked it with a feeling of love, contentment, and gratitude.

Listening to some soothing music or chanting while cooking and eating can help retain the prana (life force energy) in the food. It is definitely worthwhile to pay some attention to the food that you eat as the ancient Indian texts say that you are what you eat!

If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organizer when making a reservation

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The following meals are included:
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:
  • Ayurvedic
  • Fruitarian
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Raw Food
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Yogic
The following drinks are included:
  • Detox Juices
  • Tea
  • Water

Meet The Instructors

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Amit Payal

Born and brought up in Rishikesh, popularly known as the world capital of yoga. Amit is a young yoga practitioner and a learned yoga guru. His first formal training was at Jay Ram Ashram, Rishikesh, where he did an in-depth study on subjects like Hatha yoga, yoga philosophy, anatomy and physiology, yoga therapy, shathkarma, yogic diet, and nutrition, along with other aspects of art. Since then, Amit has dedicated himself to the path of yoga to gain proficiency in his work.

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Anant Jethuri

Anant Jethuri is a young and dynamic teacher who is always curious about all these spiritual aspects of yoga and their connection with human anatomy. He always wants to help people to be healthy and always motivates them for a healthy, wealthy lifestyle by the knowledge which he got at the university about health, anatomy, and physiology. He has done master's in biology and taught it for different schools in Rishikesh.

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Yogacharya Mandeep Ji

Mandeep Ji is one of the popular yogis in Rishikesh. with his 10 years of yoga practice and teaching mantra chanting, yoga philosophy, and meditation, he has become an expert trainer of yoga. He has also worked as an astrologer for nine years. Mandeep Ji’s heart and soul lies in music and he says that music is life for him. He has practiced yoga and spirituality in Rishikesh for 18 years. Mandeep Ji is a yoga guru who has given a valuable part of his life to yoga and the preaching of meditation, sound healing, and the practice of yoga philosophy.

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Yogacharya Surendra ji

Surendra has been instrumental in the yogic path since 2000. Professionally trained as an electrical engineer, he worked with India’s top Engineering Institute (IIT Roorkee) and Multinational Companies before fully dedicating himself to the cause of yoga. He has been trained extensively in yogic science from various world-renowned yoga institutes and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Yoga Education (PGDYed) from Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute, Lonavala, and a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Yogic Science and Holistic Health. He is a qualified yoga teacher under AYUSH.

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Yogacharya Yashpal Kaintura

Yogacharya Yashpal Kaintura has two years of experience in yoga, psychology, and management at the Dev Sanskriti University, Haridwar. He is authorized by Dev Sanskriti University to teach and heal society. He is known for his authenticity and non-judgmental teaching styles with compassion centered yoga. Yogacharya Yashpal Kaintura has three years of experience in teaching and conducting workshops, seminars, and retreats. His main objective is to provide results with different yoga practices integration to alternative therapies like Marma therapy and naturopathy.

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Location Hotel Laxmi Palace, Badrinath Road, Opposite-Balaknath Temple Tapovan, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India

Retreat location

The school is situated in the heart of Rishikesh, next to the famous hanging bridge and the holy Ganga (the holy river). The school is peaceful and surrounded by beautiful green mountains. Everything is close by the school such as shops, cafes, restaurants, ATM, healthcare, organic stores.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), from where you can take a domestic flight to Dehradun Airport (DED). Upon your arrival, there is a complimentary taxi waiting for you, which will bring you from the airport to the yoga school at Laxman Jhula.

Arrival by bus

From Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), you can get a taxi to bring you to the Delhi ISBT bus station. From there, you can find many governments and private means of transportation to bring you to Rishikesh. Once you arrive at Rishikesh bus station, your complimentary pick up will be waiting for you to bring you to the yoga school at Laxman Jhula.

Arrival by train

The nearest railway station is Haridwar train station. From there you will find many buses, taxis, and other transportation services that will bring you to Rishikesh. If you want Rishikesh Yoga Teacher Training Center to help you arrange transportation from Haridwar, kindly let them know.

Recommended Airports: Jolly Grant Airport

Airport: Jolly Grant Airport Airport transfer included: Jolly Grant AirportNo additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

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Booking And Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable if the booking is canceled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.


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