28 Day 200-Hour Scholarship Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh

  • location Rishikesh Yog Dham, Behind Green Hills Cottage,Off Badrinath Road, Tapovan, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249192, India

Yoga Teacher Training India

This 200-hour yoga course qualifies yoga teachers to get certified that allows you to teach yoga anywhere in the world. This is a foundational course based on the traditional concepts and teachings of Hatha yoga. Additionally, flow yoga is incorporated to make one's practice more dynamic. This intensive 27 days training renders knowledge, practice, and hands-on daily teaching experience which makes the students confident and inspiring yoga teachers. This yoga teacher course is best suited to all students who would like to become yoga teachers worldwide or deepen their knowledge of yoga.

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


  • Daily restorative meditation sessions
  • Daily Hatha flow and yoga asana classes
  • Daily pranayama and mantra chanting sessions
  • Sunday excursions amidst the majestic Himalayas
  • Three daily healthy sattvic meals
  • 27 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Advanced
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Retreat Style

  • Hatha Yoga
  • Vinyasa Yoga
  • Restorative Yoga
  • Nidra Yoga
  • Kriya Yoga
  • AcroYoga
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This comprehensive yoga teacher training courses are conducted by highly qualified, experienced and dedicated teachers. At Rishikesh Yog Dham, affordable yoga courses help the student to not only achieve their dreams but to also make a successful career out of their dreams. Based on traditional values of yoga, this ttc is one of a kind and unique in many ways that can be only experienced upon enrolment. RYD molds its students into confident aspiring teachers wanting to explore the peace and joy of teaching and sharing the knowledge of yoga with like-minded souls. Ideal for all levels and great practice, mentioned below are just a few highlights of the syllabus.


Hatha Yoga Science lays a lot of importance to certain cleansing processes as it does to asanas and pranayama. Without purification of the body, one will not be ready for higher practices of yoga. When the body is free the mind also functions properly.

According to Hatha Yoga, body cleansing is gained through the practice of Shatkarma. In this 200 hours Yoga Teacher Training the following Shatkarma that purify the whole body and bring clarity and harmony to the mind are:

  • Jalaneti & *Sutra neti - Nasal cleansing
  • Kunjal - Cleansing of the digestive tract
  • Kapalbhati - Purification & vitalization of the frontal lobes
  • Trataka - Blinkless gazing


According to Hatha Yoga Pradipika, life is the period between one breath and the next: a person who only half breathes, only half-lives. He who breathes correctly acquires control of the whole being. Pranayama is breathing techniques that help a yogi to free himself/herself from emotional and physical obstacles in our body. However, it’s not just breathing exercises. It is practiced to expand the dimensions of the prana within you. The following breathing techniques are taught in the foundational 200-hour yoga teacher course at RYD:


  • Introduction to Prana & Pranayama
  • Understand the role of pranayama in Yoga
  • Understand how pranayama enhances ones yoga practice
  • Mechanics of Breathing
  • General guidelines of Pranayama
  • Difference between yogic breathing and other forms of breathing, daily practise of yogic breathing
  • Diaphragmatic paradox, Understanding paradoxical breathing, symptoms and causes, yogic treatment
  • Practical understanding of the following pranayama techniques: Nadi Shodana, Kapalbhati, Brahmari, Sheetkari, Sheetali, Bhastrika, Ujjayi

Mudras & Bandhas

From a gross point of view, mudra is a term meaning a gesture of a particular mood of the feeling of consciousness. They are manifestations of special moods of feelings of consciousness, the Chitta and states of energy, The Prana. Bandhas are physical and psychic locks that disrupt the sensations being created in the nerves insides the body and brain and awaken other specific kinds of sensations. The main aim of mudras and bandhas is to help attain an inner state in which external emotions and events do not scatter the mental state. The following will be covered in this section:

  • Introduction, Importance, and benefits Of Mudras
  • Jnana mudra, Chin mudra, Bhairavi mudra, Shambhavi mudra, Nasikagra mudra, Khechari Mudra, Ashwini mudra
  • Introduction, benefits and preparation of Bandhas - Moola Bandha, Jalandhara bandha, Uddiyana bandha, Maha bandha

Mantra Chanting

  • Ganesh Mantra (Vakratunda Mahakaya) - this mantra removes all the obstacles
  • Shanti Mantra (Asato Maa Sad-Gamaya) - shanti mantra keeps our mind cool and relaxed
  • Shanti Mantra (Om Puurnnam-Adah Puurnnam-Idam)
  • Gayatri Mantra (Om bhoor bhuvah svah) - The Gayatri Mantra is a sacred chant that demonstrates the unity that underlies manifoldness in creation.
  • Guru Mantra (Guru Brahma, Guru Vishnu) - By reciting this mantra with a sincere heart, you will see that the power that enlightens is all around you at all times.
  • Maha mrityunjaya Mantra (Om Trayambakam Yajamahe) - Addresses the Rudra Avatar of Lord Shiva. It is believed to be the most powerful and spiritual pursuit from Hindus


According to Patanjali, “When all thoughts get diverted to the point that the mind is fixed without creating any other flow of thought, it is called dhyana by wise people. It is the kriya (purification) of Chitta (mind).”

  • Introduction & *Importance of Meditation
  • What is Bhakti Yog
  • Discussion of Ancient stories giving insights to Yogic Life
  • Basic relaxation meditation
  • Healing Om meditation
  • Third Eye Meditation
  • Anapana Meditation (breathing awareness)
  • Deep Meditation Practice
  • Laughter Meditation
  • Yog Nidra
  • Dancing Soul Meditation
  • Yogic Breathing Meditation
  • Open Eye Meditation
  • Japa Meditation
  • Antar Yatra Meditation
  • Trataka Meditation
  • River/Nature Meditation

Yoga asanas

The following asanas will be covered during the 28 days course with equal weight on alignment and correction.

Pawanmuktasana series - 1-2-3 & Padmasana Group Asanas

  • Series 1 - Anti Rheumatic group (joint movements)
  • Series 2 - Abdominal Group
  • Series 3 - Energy block group
  • Yogamudrasana
  • Matsyasna
  • Guptapadamasna
  • Baddhapadmasana
  • Lolasana
  • Kukutasana
  • Sun salutations - Surya Namaskar with Mantras
  • Moon salutation - Chandra Namaskar with Mantras

Standing Asanas & Twisting Asanas

  • Parsvottanasana
  • Tadasana
  • Triyaka Tadasana
  • Kati Chakrasana
  • Trikonasana
  • Utkatasana
  • Veerbadhrasana (I, II & III)
  • Parshvakonasana
  • Parivritta Parshvakonasana
  • Meru Wakrasana
  • Ardha Matyendrasana
  • Parivritti Janu Sirshasana
  • Astavakrasana
  • Shava Udarakarshanasana
  • Supta Udarakarshanasana

Forward Bend & Backbend Asanas

  • Paschimottasana
  • Gatyatmak Paschimottanasana
  • Pada Prasar Paschimottanasana
  • Janu Sirshasana
  • Padahastanasana
  • Sirsha Angustha Yog Asana
  • Eka Padotanasana
  • Gomukh asana
  • Bhujangasana
  • Sarpasana
  • Shalabhasana
  • Dhanurasana
  • Kandharasana
  • Setuasana
  • Chakrasana
  • Matsyasana
  • Supta Vajrasana
  • Ustrasana

Balancing / Inversions & Advance Asanas

  • Eka Pada Pranamasana
  • Garudasana
  • Natrajasana
  • Uttitha Hasta Padangusthasana
  • Merudandasana
  • Ardha Baddha Padmottanasana
  • Pada Angushthasana
  • Dwi Hasta Bhujasana
  • Vashishtasna
  • Vipareeta Karani Asana
  • Sarvangasana
  • Halasana
  • Sirsasana
  • Salamba Sirshasana
  • Vrischikasana
  • Parighasana
  • Hanumanasana

Relaxaing asanas

  • Savasana
  • Advasana
  • Makarasana
  • Matsya Kridasana

Yoga Philosophy

  • Introduction & History of Yoga
  • Philosophy of Yoga according to Ancient texts of Bhagwad Gita, Hatha Yog Pradipika and Gherand Samitha
  • Introduction to Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
  • Prerequisites of Yog Sadhana

Yoga Anatomy

The Anatomy lectures help students to explore the body through its various systems carving a roadmap to the asana practice. The major systems taught in the TTC are:

  • Digestive System
  • Respiratory System
  • Cardiovascular system
  • MuscoSkeletal System
  • Endocrine System
  • Nervous System

Teaching Methodology and Alignment/Correction Class

Mastering the art of teaching comes with practice! In this TTC, Rishikesh Yog Dham gives their students ample opportunities to teach and correct students. Students also get a chance to assist other teachers. Teaching Methodology class being one of the most import ones in the TTC, students shall learn the following and much more:

  • Learn how to teach
  • The Art and Science of Sequencing
  • Taking the role of a yoga teacher
  • Learn how to give constructive feedback
  • The Business of Yoga - How to enter a competitive yoga market and create your own niche, business aspects of yoga.

Daily schedule of 200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training Program

  • 06:00 - 07:30 Shatkarma, pranayama, meditation
  • 07:30 - 08:45 Yoga class
  • 09:00 - 09:30 Breakfast
  • 09:30 - 10:30 Healing practise with mantras and mindful meditation
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Applied anatomy
  • 13:00 - 13:30 Lunch break
  • 15:00 - 16:00 Yoga Philosophy
  • 16:00 - 17:30 TM lecture; study of asana in depth, alignment, adjustment, teaching
  • 18:30 Dinner
  • 21:30 Gates close


Certification Requirements - Attendance, successful completion of assessments, teaching competence and proficiency, professional behavior, active class participation, and group activity involvement.

What is included

  • 27 nights accommodation
  • Free 2 nights prior and 1 night after course included
  • 3 healthy vegetarian meals daily
  • Daily Hatha yoga asana sessions
  • Daily pranayama and meditation classes
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Herbal tea
  • Ayurvedic massage at a discounted rate
  • Rishikesh Yog Dham's yoga manual and other course materials
  • RYD yoga t-shirt and welcome kit
  • Sunday excursions
  • Free pick up from Dehradun airport a day before the course start

What is not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Additional meals / activities
  • Personal expenses

Additional Details


  • Check-out Time:10:00


  •  Free parking
  •  Free Wi-Fi

The venue of the Rishikesh Yog Dham has been carefully chosen so that the natural surroundings make your training even more inspiring. Just as the ancient yogis lived in nature, so you will too. The offered accommodation is comfortable and will give you a glimpse of simplicity in life that can be informational. All students will be provided with a separate standard double room with attached bath.

Room amenities

  • Bed sheets, blankets, and pillows
  • Clean and hygienic
  • Western-style rooms with attached bath
  • Filtered water 24 hours
  • Hot water
  • Wi-Fi access


Included excursions

There will be weekly excursions with Rishikesh Yog Dham that include activities such as:

  • River rafting
  • Temple treks
  • Ganga Aarti
  • River meditation
  • Trips to beautiful waterfalls
  • Beach outings


 Retreat location

Rishikesh Yog Dham is located in pristine surroundings that offer a view of the mighty Himalayas and intervening forests with the holy Ganges River flowing nearby. In this land of the great yogis, Rishikesh Yog Dham endeavor to bring to the true learner an effective Hatha yoga practice.

Rishikesh, the birthplace of yoga, is located at the foothills of the Himalayas. It is famously known as the “world capital of yoga”. Snuggled by the Himalayas, it is famously seen as the gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas amongst the locals. One of the holiest places of India, Rishikesh is a famous pilgrim town for Indians.

The most beautiful attraction that makes Rishikesh well known to the western world besides yoga is the tranquil sacred river, Ganga. Ganga beach is just five minutes away from the ashram. Famous points of Rishikesh are the Laxman Jhula, Ram Jhula, the Beatles Ashram, and some famous cafes around the Ganga River, making it one of the most sought-after destinations for people of all age groups.


Things to Do

  • Bungee jumping
  • River rafting
  • Temple visits
  • Trekking


You will be served three daily meals. All meals served at Rishikesh Yog Dham are very basic Indian sattvic food. The meals are Indian and vegetarian food only. Vegan and gluten-free is served on a need basis. You will also be provided with delicious locally grown farm vegetables and fruits.

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

Meet The Instructors

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Arvind Sharma

Arvind is the lead instructor at the leading yoga teacher training school in Rishikesh, the world capital of yoga. He is an E-RYT 500 and has an experience of teaching yoga since 2009. He has been teaching for his own school since its inception in 2013 and has hosted multiple yoga teacher training courses all year round. Having taught in China, Russia, and India, Arvind has gained a lot of experience in the field of yoga.

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Manoj Ji

Manoj is a traditional Indian Hatha yoga teacher. Manoj began his study of yoga at the age of 15 in the holy city of Rishikesh, India, and began teaching yoga at age 19. Manoj is a very systematic yoga teacher teaching morning asana, pranayama, and Shatkarma classes at Rishikesh Yoga Dham.

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Mahesh Ji

Mahesh Ji did his masters in yogic science (Gold Medalist) and philosophy at Uttarakhand Sanskrit University. He has attended many national and international seminars related to yoga therapy, yogic science and philosophy. Mahesh Ji works as a teacher of yoga therapy, acupressure therapy, prana healing therapy, and marma therapy.

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Location Rishikesh Yog Dham, Behind Green Hills Cottage,Off Badrinath Road, Tapovan, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249192, India

Recommended Airports

(DED)  Jolly Grant Airport 15 km Transfer available for additional US$20 per person

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Dehradun Airport (DED).

Arrival by train

The closest railway station is Haridwar. It is around one hour from Rishikesh by road. It takes about six hours to get to Haridwar from Delhi.

Arrival by taxi

You can hire a cab from Delhi or Dehradun. Prior booking is recommended for cab service.

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.

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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 cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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