28 Days 200-Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India

  • location Himalayan Holistic Yoga School, Badrinath Road, Upper Tapovan (near waterfall), Rishikesh 249201, India

Traditional Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh - India

Himalayan Holistic Yoga Teacher Training School is offering this 200-hour yoga teacher's 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, Kirtan, spiritual life, and much more.


Immerse yourself in the ancient practice of Hatha Yoga and energies your mind, body, and spirit. Our 200-hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Course is open to all levels of practitioners, with teaching accessible for beginner, intermediate and advanced level practitioners alike. Study Hatha yoga in its holistic form with course content including the practice and theory of Hatha Yoga Asanas, Pranayama, Adjustment and Alignment, Philosophy, Kriyas, and Meditation.

The Himalayan Holistic Yoga (HHY) course will prepare you with knowledge and confidence. You need to deepen your practice, connect to the yoga teacher within, and lead classes with confidence. This 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Courses at Himalayan Holistic Yoga (HHY) focus on two aspects. Understanding the traditional practice and building your regular practice of Asanas, Pranayama, and Meditation is the first part. The second is to build the Yoga Teacher within.

You will learn from enthusiastic yoga teachers who have studied yoga, meditation, and spiritual techniques from yoga universities (Gurukulam). Himalayan Holistic Yoga Teacher Training School’s main focus is to have a small and intimate class setting for individualized and personalized attention from our teachers. As well as creating an open atmosphere and special bond between the students, teachers and the H.H.Y team.

28 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English; Hindi;
The maximum participants in the group is 20


  • Daily yoga classes
  • Classes suitable for all levels
  • Meditation and pranayama practices
  • Certification that eligible to register with Yoga Alliance
  • Enjoy weekly excursions and outdoor activities
  • Teaching kit and course-based books
  • Daily healthy sattvic meals
  • 27 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Advanced
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Retreat Style

  • Hatha Yoga
  • Vinyasa Yoga
  • Ashtanga Yoga
  • Kundalini Yoga
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200-Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Course in Rishikesh, India

200 hours Hatha yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, India registered with Yoga Alliance, USA. It’s based on Hatha yoga and internationally certified yoga teacher training in India organized by Himalayan Holistic Yoga RYS 200. Immerse yourself in the ancient practice of Hatha yoga and energize your mind, body, and spirit.

The 200-hour Hatha yoga teacher training course is open to all levels of practitioners, with teaching accessible for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level practitioners alike. Study Hatha yoga in its holistic form with course content including the practice and theory of Hatha yoga asanas, pranayama, adjustment and alignment, philosophy, kriyas, and meditation.

The Himalayan Holistic Yoga (HHY) course will prepare you with knowledge and confidence. You need to deepen your practice, connect to the yoga teacher within, and lead classes with confidence. 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Courses at Himalayan Holistic Yoga (HHY) focus on two aspects.

Understanding the traditional practice and building your regular practice of asanas, pranayama, and meditation is the first part. The second is to build the yoga teacher within.

Students will be teaching yoga in small groups during the group practices every day. Students will learn how to sequence their yoga classes and prepare their yoga modules including warming up exercises, pranayama, asana sequence, a guided Shavasana, and a proper meditation under the guidance of the Lead Teacher.

200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India

The yoga Teacher Training Course approaches Hatha Yoga traditionally as described in the ancient text the Hatha Yoga Pradipika. You will practice and experience the physical and spiritual teachings of this ancient system of Yoga with emphasis on awareness, breath, and ways. In which to bring this practice and philosophy into your daily life.

Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Intensive is designed for those who want to explore the practice of traditional Hatha Yoga, deepen their practice, learn the method of teaching Traditional Hatha Yoga and take the journey of Yoga.

During Hatha Yoga Teacher Training, you will be learning the subtle tools and techniques of asana practice, hands-on adjustments, right usage of props in deepening your practice, building your self-practice, creating traditional Hatha Yoga sequences under the guidance of the lead teachers and teaching in the groups. It is intensive training for yoga practitioners who want to deepen their practice and or aspire to become Hatha Yoga Teachers.

The 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in India is open to all levels of practitioner whether beginner, intermediate or advanced. They will enable you to build a strong foundation for your teaching and personal practice. Upon completion of the program, participants receive a 200-hour Yoga Alliance certification.

Mantra chanting

Mantra yoga is a type of yoga that uses mantras to awaken the Self and deepen the meditative aspects of a physical yoga practice. Mantra yoga is an exact way to engage the mind by focusing on sound, duration, and a number of repetitions. Japa is a Sanskrit word for the act of repeating mantras.The purpose of mantra chanting in yoga is to generate vibrations and connect with the universe. Each mantra is special and rich with spiritual energy.

  • Guru Vandana (Prayer to guru)
  • PratahSmarana (Morning prayer)
  • RatriSmarana (Evening prayer)
  • Anna purnastotra (Mealtime prayer)
  • SwadhyayaPrarthana (Study prayer)
  • Some other prayer
  • Maha-mrityunjaya mantra
  • Gayatri mantra
  • LokahSamastha
  • Aum
  • Om Namah Shivaya
  • Bija Mantras

Yoga postures (Asana)

Yoga refers both to the place in which a practitioner sits and the posture in which he or she sits. Students will gain deep knowledge of yoga postures and they will apply in yogic life to increase their strength, flexibility, and discipline.

Hatha yoga

  • Surya Namaskar (Sun salutation) and Chandra Namaskar (Moon Salutation)
  • Alignment, Assist and Adjustment for the following Asanas
  • Warrior I – Virabhadrasana I
  • Warrior II - Virabhadrasana II
  • Extended Triangle – UtthitaTrikonasana
  • Wide-angle Forward Bend – PrasaritaPadottanasana
  • Garland – Malasan
  • Seated Wide-angle Forward Bend – UpavishtaKonasana
  • Bound Angle – BaddhaKonasana
  • Monkey Pose – Hanumanasana
  • King Pigeon – Rajakapotasana
  • Cobra – Bhujangasana
  • Upward Facing Dog – UrdvhaMukhaSvasana
  • Fish Pose – Matsyasana
  • Bridge – SetuBhandasana
  • Camel – Utrasana
  • Dancer's Pose – Natarajasana
  • Chair Pose – Utkatasana
  • Eagle – Garudasana
  • Warrior III – Virabhadrasana III.
  • Extended Hand to Big Toe – Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana
  • Revolved Triangle – ParivrttaTrikonasana
  • Standing Forward Fold – Uttanasana
  • Seated Forward Fold – Paschimottanasana
  • Head to Knee Pose –Janu Sirsasana
  • Half Lord of the Fishes – ArdhaMatsyendrasana
  • Cow-faced – Gomukhasana
  • Boat – Navasana
  • SuptaViarasana – Reclining Hero
  • Supported shoulder stand – SalambaSarvangasana
  • Plough – Halasana
  • Downward Facing Dog – AdhoMukhaSvanasana
  • Four-Limbed Staff – Chaturanga Dandasana
  • Supported headstand – SalambaSirsasana

Pranayama (breathing practices)

Your body is like the wick of a candle and the mind is like the glow all around it. ‘Prana’ is the vital energy needed by our physical and subtle layers, without which the body would perish. It is the prana or life force in us that nourishes the mind and keeps the body alive. ‘Prana’ refers to the universal life force and ‘Ayama’ means to regulate or lengthen. Pranayama means working in the dimension of prana.

Week 1

  • Introduction of Pranayama, benefits of pranayama, general guidelines
  • Clavicular, Thorocic and Diaphragmatic Breathing (Yogic Breathing)
  • Ujjayi
  • Bhastrika
  • Kapalbhati

Week 2

  • Nadi – Sodhana
  • Bhramari
  • Surya – Bhedi and Chandra – Bhedi
  • Sheetali and Sheetkari

Week 3 - Mudras (yoga gestures)

The practice of Mudra hand gestures is an ancient facet of yoga. Performing gestures affects the energy flow of the body and can change a person's spiritual and mental characteristics

  • Jnana mudra
  • Chin mudra
  • Yoni mudra
  • Bhairava mudra
  • Shambhavi mudra
  • Nasikagra
  • Khechari
  • Kaki


Body locks to enable better blood circulation and increased body movement, Bandhas are taught.

  • Preparation
  • Uddiyana
  • Jalandhar
  • Mula and Maha Bandha teaching

Week 4

  • Teaching
  • Doubts

Meditation (dhyana)

Meditation means 'a cessation of the thought process'. It describes a state of consciousness when the mind is free of scattered thoughts and various patterns. The observer (one who is doing meditation) realizes that all the activity of the mind is reduced to one.

  • Breathing Awareness Meditation
  • Om / Mantra meditation
  • Trataka
  • Dynamic meditation
  • Kirtan / Satsang
  • Tips for developing concertation
  • Silence practice

Yoga Nidra (psychic sleep)

Yogic Nidra is a very powerful relaxation technique that you can do after you gain some control over the relaxation response. When practiced successfully, this technique is as restorative as sleep - except you remain fully aware throughout.

  • Basic relaxation
  • Tension relaxation
  • Full body relaxation

Yoga cleansing (shatkarma)

Yoga has very practical purification practices that aim at the detoxification of the body and mind. These detoxification techniques are a sort of cleansing that helps the body rid itself of toxins. These detoxification techniques, called Shatkarmas or Shatkriyas are extremely powerful in that detoxification work on specific areas of the body that have the maximum impact upon your health.

  • Rubber-neti (cleansing nostrils with a rubber cathedral)
  • Rubber-Neti complete with Jalaneti and Kapalbhati
  • Trataka with music (concentration practice)
  • Kapalbhati- cleansing the lungs

Anatomy and Physiology

Anatomy is the study of the structure and relationship between body parts. While Physiology is the study of the function of body parts and the body as a whole. It is a Proper understanding of the physical body will help to prevent injury before, during and after practice. There are two kinds of yoga anatomy: physical and spiritual. Understanding both types are needed.

Brief overview:

  • Digestive system
  • Respiratory system
  • Circulatory system
  • Nervous system
  • Endocrine system
  • Organs
  • Bodily systems
  • Nadis
  • Chakras

Guidelines in studying asana anatomy

  • Muscular system
  • Skeletal system
  • Muscle functions according

To joint movements anatomy of:

  • Breathing
  • Inversions
  • Savasana

Yoga philosophy (yoga Darshana)

The main philosophy of yoga is simple: mind, body, and spirit are all one and cannot be clearly separated. Yet there is a multitude of philosophical ideas developed by looking into the deeper dimensions of the body, mind, and spirit. Yoga Philosophy is the foundation of our yoga practice and is the key to earn yogic strength.

Week 1

  • Introduction to yoga, its philosophy, and evolution
  • Introduction to yoga sutras of Patanjali
  • Definition of yoga
  • 4 aspects of mind and its functions
  • Daily schedule of a yoga student
  • Principles of 5 basic element and 10 senses

Week 2

  • Yama, Niyama (4 days)
  • Asana, Pranayama and Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyan, Samadhi (2 days).

Week 3

  • Pancha – Vayus
  • Panchakoshas
  • Sattva, Rajas, and Tamas (Triguna)
  • Introduction to chakras and its functions.
  • Three Doshas

Week 4

  • 4 padas of yoga sutras
  • Lives of yogis (Inspiring stories)
  • Diet and nutrition for a yogi
  • Question and answers

Teaching practice (adhyapanam)

Students will take turns into practicing their teaching skills by performing in front of their peers and teachers. More they teach, more they gain, and it will become a yoga teacher.

  • Demonstration
  • Alignment
  • Instructions

Teaching methodology

A yoga teacher should efficiently perform the practical approach of class planning and preparation. At Sachinyogashala, students will learn how to create a positive and peaceful class environment:

  • How to Structure a Yoga Asana Class.
  • How to teach
  • Teaching yoga asana compared to physical exercises
  • Verbal cues
  • Functional modifications and safety

Guidelines for each asana (as per manual)

  • Assisting inversions

Assessments are based on:

  • Written-test
  • Attendance
  • Performance
  • Behavior

Sample daily schedule

  • 05:30 - 06:00 Morning bell
  • 06:00 - 07:00 Pranayama and meditation class
  • 07:00 - 08:30 Hatha yoga asanas
  • 08:30 - 09:30 Breakfast
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Mantra class
  • 11:10 - 12:10 Alignment and adjustment class
  • 14:00 - 15:00 Anatomy class)
  • 15:00 - 16:00 Self study
  • 16:10 - 17:00 Philosophy
  • 18:00 - 19:30 Hatha and multi-style
  • 19:30 - 20:30 Dinner
  • 22:00 Lights off

All classes are mandatory only in case of an emergency or illness one can take leave. Uninformed leaves won’t be accepted and this will affect student monthly performance. The daily schedule can be changed according to weather and situation.


What is included

  • 27 nights shared accommodation.
  • Private room with attached bathroom
  • Yoga course materials
  • 3 vegetarian meals a day and tea twice a day
  • 2 Ayurvedic massages and Shatkarma kit (cleansing techniques)
  • Weekend excursion
  • Free Wi-Fi facility

What is not included

  • Airfare and traveling
  • Any other local travel or sightseeing
  • Other items of personal expense

Additional Details


  • Check-in Time:10:00
  • Check-out Time:22:00

Stay at Himalayan Holistic Yoga School (HHYS) and experience India in a relaxed and peaceful atmosphere with other spiritually like-minded individuals. The school is perfectly situated near the magical waters of the Ganges River and Green Mountains, all the popular shops, markets, and cafes are just around the corner.

Witness glorious pastel-colored sunsets at the end of each day on their terrace/balcony where you are free to do meditation and yoga. Sleep soundly in a quiet, serene atmosphere without disruption. Absorb the beautiful and breath-taking sights of the Green Mountains visible from yoga halls, bedrooms, and balconies.


  • Wi-Fi access
  • Hot water running 24 hours a day
  • Clean, hygienic, and western-style rooms with attached bathrooms
  • Filtered water system available for students 24/7
  • Bed sheets, blankets, pillows, and towels are provided


  •  Shopping
  •  Spa
  •  Café
  •  Concierge desk
  •  Dining area
  •  Environmentally friendly
  •  Garden

Retreat location

Rishikesh is a city in India’s northern state of Uttarakhand, in the Himalayan foothills beside the Ganges River. The river is considered holy, and the city is renowned as a center for studying yoga and meditation. Temples and ashrams (centers for spiritual studies) line the eastern bank around Swarg Ashram, a traffic-free, alcohol-free and vegetarian enclave upstream from Rishikesh town.

Rishikesh is a very safe place for tourists and locals alike. Locals are used to foreigners and things, such as communication, are a lot easier here than other parts of India. Just practice your usual safety precautions and always keep track of your belongings.

Himalayan Holistic Yoga School is located at Badrinath Road, Upper Tapovan (near the waterfall), Rishikesh, which is the best place to learn yoga and doing yoga practices in-between nature which is surrounded by highly dense green mountains. The Ganga River is two kilometers far away from the school. In front of HHYS is one beautiful waterfall and it makes a beautiful sound. The cool breeze that flows all around in the early morning and in the evening makes life at the ashram so soothing and comfortable.


During this teacher training program, yogic diet meals will be provided for you by Himalayan Holistic Yoga School Rishikesh. Ayurvedic food is served, completely vegetarian Indian food and full of healing properties. The food is easy to digest and helps in maintaining good health while providing complete nutrition and improving stamina and immunity.

An Ayurvedic diet is an eating plan that provides guidelines for when you eat, what you eat, and how you eat to boost your health, prevent or manage the disease, and maintain wellness. If you follow an Ayurvedic diet, you'll eat primarily whole or minimally processed foods and practice mindful eating rituals.

The diet is based on Indian Ayurvedic wellness systems that date back thousands of years. Some studies have shown that Ayurvedic lifestyle practices (including the diet) can help improve your health. But following an Ayurvedic diet for weight loss isn't necessarily a proven method to lose weight.

The word "Ayurveda" is a combination of two Sanskrit words that mean life (Ayur) and science (Veda), so the literal translation of Ayurveda is "the science of life." Ayurvedic medicine seeks to create a healthy strong body through a series of diet, exercise and lifestyle practices, including sleep and mindful living.

Two-time masala tea will be served one in the morning and another in the evening time. They give proper attention to yogic diet food it's prepared hygienically and with organic properties.

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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
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Yogic
The following drinks are included:
  • Coffee
  • Detox Juices
  • Tea
  • Water

Spa Treatment

2 Ayurvedic massages and Shatkarma kit (cleansing techniques) are included.

Meet The Instructors

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Yogi, Yogi Mahesh, & Yogi Sachin

Yogi Devendra

Devendra’s unique teaching style is both focused and intense but lightened with compassion, humor, and creativity. Devendra is a multi-style and Kriya yoga trainer who has a great approach towards his teachings. He has a strong base in Hatha Yoga as he is a trained Hatha Yoga teacher. He is also a teacher of Ashtanga-Vinyasa flow. His multi-style teaching technique makes him unique. He is focused, dynamic personality and a very cool behavior towards his work. He has a long-term experience of training people and giving them the exact foundation in their practices.

Yogi Mahesh Bhatt

Mahesh was born and brought up in a very spiritual family. He graduated from Garhwal University with a science background. Yogi Mahesh has done P.G. Diploma and Master in Yogic Sciences, and due to his excellent academic performance, he was awarded a gold medal. Currently, he is pursuing a Ph.D. in Yogic Science and teaching yoga therapy along with Ayurveda and philosophy. He is very well experienced teacher. Apart from that, Mahesh has also helped people to restore health through acupressure and Marma therapy.

Yogi Sachin Om

Born in Rishikesh, Yogi Sachin Om is the founder of Himalayan Holistic Yoga (HHY). He has completed the RYT 200 and RYT 500 programs certified by the International Yoga Alliance. Masters Degree in Human Consciousness and Yogic Science from Gurukul Kangri University (Haridwar, India) in 2006 (Gurukul is a traditional ancient Indian academy, where he studied traditional scriptures such as Vedas, Upanishads, Bhagvat Geeta, Yoga Sutra, and Hatha Yoga scriptures, as well as Sanskrit language and many other subjects.) Graduation from – D.A.V. (PG) College, Dehradun (India).


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Location Himalayan Holistic Yoga School, Badrinath Road, Upper Tapovan (near waterfall), Rishikesh 249201, India

Arrival by airplane

You can also book a plane ticket from Delhi Airport to Dehradun airport (Jolly Grant). The price of that ticket ranges depending on when you book it, but it’s usually around 40 to 60 USD. The taxi from the airport to Laxman Jhula is around 15 USD.

The distance from Delhi to Rishikesh is generally 6 hours but traffic, time of day and holidays/ festivals can make the journey longer. The three major methods of transportation to get from Delhi to Rishikesh are a private car, bus or plane. Hiring a private car to take you from Delhi to Rishikesh is the easiest option for first-time travelers to India with bus and train being more complicated.

Private car

A private car will cost around 70 USD from Delhi to Rishikesh. You have the opportunity to meet up with other students in your yoga teacher training group to arrange to share a private car in order to keep the cost down.

Arrival by bus

Depending on the time your plane arrives in Delhi, this can be a tricky option. Volvo buses (best condition) from Delhi to Rishikesh stop running around 9 p.m. at night. If your plane arrives in Delhi around evening time, you will have to get a hotel for the night and then make your way to Delhi ISBT (Interstate Bus Terminus) in the morning.

From the airport, get a prepaid taxi to take you to Delhi ISBT. Only go to the government-approved taxi stand located right outside the airport exit. The price from the Delhi airport to Delhi ISBT will be 700 INR.

Once you arrive at Delhi ISBT, navigate your way to the bus station’s ticket stands on the second level (go up the escalator). Go to the Uttarakhand State booth and ask when the next Volvo bus (best quality) will be leaving for Rishikesh. That bus ticket should cost between 500 INR - 700 INR.

Make sure to ask the bus driver/bus director where they drop off at Rishikesh. You should depart from the bus at Rishikesh Bus Station (there’s only one) which is usually their last stop if their destination is Rishikesh. Once you arrive at Rishikesh Bus Station, find an auto-rickshaw (tuk-tuk) to take you to Tapovan at Himalayan Holistic Yoga School.

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

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