The 200 hours Yoga Teacher Training Course at Rishikesh Yoga International is an extensive yoga teacher training program. It is also the minimum requirement for a yoga student to practice yoga as a full time profession. It’s also the course to opt for if you're interested in learning about the Business of yoga.

This yoga training will include the basics of Hatha and Ashtanga yoga along with Patanjali's Yoga Sutras. In these emotionally challenging times, our school offers the opportunity for those who are looking to strike a balance in their physical, emotional and spiritual life. We have state of the art yoga halls as well as accommodation that has scenic views and is well equipped with all modern amenities, yet homely and private at the same time.

Each aspect of the course is curated for maximum efficiency. The food, practice and the day’s yoga schedule is tailored in a seamless way, giving you ample time to learn, absorb and reflect on your classroom yoga experiences. Students also get to interact with one another, exchanging classroom tidbits and forming bonds that we have seen continue beyond the yoga hall.

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Join us to learn, live and immerse yourself in the practice of the ancient Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga in our 200 hours yoga teacher training courses now.

Note: All batches have a limited size. Reach out to us in case you are interested in a particular batch so that we can reserve a slot for you!


  • You are an aspiring yoga teacher and looking to get professional training and certificate.
  • You love yoga and are looking to make a job out of a hobby or general daily routine.
  • You want to take a yogi/ Satvik holiday or a sabbatical while learning yoga for about a month.
  • You are looking to add additional hours to your pre-existing yoga teaching certification.


Mantra Chanting

We like calling it Mantropathy. It helps with healing and environmental cleansing. Mantra chanting generates positive vibrations and connects one with the universe. Our yoga students will learn the different mantras in their traditional Sanskrit form. Emphasis is given on not just chanting, but also at grasping their meaning and significance.This subject includes

  • In depth study of mantras
  • Significance of vibrations and how it aids in spiritual advancement as well as its impact in the body and mind
  • Understanding music from a yoga point of view and how repeated incantations prepare the body to practice yoga
Study of Yoga Asanas

Hatha Yoga was the beginning of the culture of practicing asanas. It has since reached its modern form of Iyengar Yoga. Thus, Hatha and Iyengar are also called the two pillars of modern yoga, with one focusing on the precision of the asanas and the other on the flow of yoga.

As a yoga teacher training school, we attempt to provide you with this perfect combination of multistyle yoga so the Mind and Body can start working in harmony with one another. Focus is kept on body alignment, asana variations, modifications, hands on adjustments and minimizing the risk of injuries.

  • Proper Hatha yoga postures based on alignment, modifications and adjustments
  • Learning the proper Sanskrit Terms as well as the pros and cons of various Asanas
  • Different versions of Sun-salutations, the foundational yoga technique are also taught
Breathwork (Pranayama)

Breath is essential to life. Hence , it is a central part of all yoga teaching and practice. Pranayama is considered to be the foundation of Yoga. In addition to its elevated spiritual aspect, just the mental and physical aspects have life changing potential.

Breath is so important in yoga because just the practice of proper Pranayama is enough to transform your inner being and connect with the higher consciousness.

  • Various breathing yoga techniques
  • Understanding of how Pranayamas help in regulating the function of the human body
  • Stress management with Breath regulation
Teaching Methodology

This is the real deal. It's the core of our 200 hours teacher training course. Practice in the yoga hall should always proceed in the most ideal of circumstances, without hindrance and with full focus.

We believe in implementing step by step manner of systematic sequential self practice so they can guide others with ease. Practices involved in these sessions are:

  • How to be an Ethical Yoga Teacher
  • How to plan lessons and sequence yoga practice in a practical environment
  • How to observe and manage the Classroom
  • How to Assist, Correct and Demonstrate
Yoga Philosophy

We have two kinds of classes when it comes to philosophy: lectures as well as Satsangs. Lectures are teacher driven while Satsangs are interactive and give you the opportunity to expand and challenge the confines of your mind.

We also explore all the various Vedanta philosophies as well as the philosophy of Hatha and Iyengar Yoga forms. You will also receive instructions on how the yogic traditions look at food’s place in yoga. This subject includes:-

  • Concepts and the History of yoga
  • The essential paths of yoga (Jnana, Raja, Bhakti, Karma Yoga)
  • Knowledge of Nadis, Chakras and kundalini
  • The four Vedas the six systems of Indian philosophy
  • Mudras, Bandhas & Kriyas: Introduction, different types, practice and its integration with meditation
  • Obstacles in yoga `and how to overcome them
Cleansing Techniques (Shat Karma)

Shatkarma helps create a strong, healthy and clean body so it can prepare and execute yogic postures with ease. This technique emphasises detoxification and rejuvenation. It involves Jala Neti, Sutra Neti and all other important components of Shatkarma.

Some mantras are also practiced so that the physical expulsion is accompanied with full awareness of the spirit and the mind.

  • Chanting of different mantras like Gayatri mantra
  • All six six groups of cleansing practices in Shatkarma
  • The basics of the Pranic streams as well as the three Doshas
Meditation (Dhyana)

Meditation enables the yogi to train the mind and achieve a mode of consciousness in order to achieve an emotionally calm and stable state. We use a range of methods honed by our yoga gurus through years of experience.

We focus on our yoga teacher training program providing you with developing your own personal meditation practice as well as guiding your own future students in an impactful manner. Practice includes:.

  • Self-observation during the period of self reflection which helps deepen the experience
  • Learning how to guide students through the various methods of Dhyana
  • Connection and difference between the state of meditation and breath
  • Yog Nidra techniques ranging from beginners to advanced
Use of Props

Our 200 Hours yoga Teacher Training course also includes smart and healthy ways to use props for engaging a class in an effective manner. This includes yoga blocks and more.


200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training Course Fee
Shared Accommodation


Single Private Accommodation


Without Accommodation


Amenities included
  • River view/Nature view rooms
  • Unlimited free WIFI
  • Hygienic attached bathrooms
  • 24x7 hot showers
  • CCTV security
  • Purified drinking water
  • Optional air conditioner
Course fee includes
  • Tuition Fee
  • 3 vegetarian and satvik meals a day
  • Herbal Teas
  • Weekend excursion
  • Pickup from Dehradun Airport
  • Cork Yoga Mat
  • 1 weeked rafting trip
  • 1 Waterfall trek
  • Room for the duration of the course (Depends on selected accommodation)
Course fee does not include
  • Visa or travel related expenses
  • Airport Drop
  • Other adventure sports
  • Personal expenses during the course

Refer a friend and you both get $50 each. Refer 3 or more people and everyone gets $100 off.

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Yoga without the requisite amount of discipline in life is meaningless. The human body is sensitive to even the slightest lifestyle changes. Our 200 hours Yoga Teacher Training programme is designed to be completed with balanced ideals. We want our yoga students to have enough time to contemplate on the subjects and topics studied throughout the day. Hence, we expect all students to follow a schedule.

  • Learners are expected to wake up early every morning.
  • Learners are expected to be calm and respectful during the entire duration of the course both inside and outside premises.
  • Learners are expected to not drink or smoke for the duration of the course.
  • Learners are expected to maintain silence between 10.00 pm to 4.00am.
  • Learners are expected to complete their homework regularly.
  • Learners are expected to attend all the classes unless there is an emergency or exigency.
  • Learners are expected to inform the staff in advance if they are choosing to forgo a meal to avoid wastage.
  • Learners are expected to not use their mobile phones, laptops,tablets or any other electronic device during the classes.
  • The Rishikesh yoga international school does not allow any guests of students. Activities not related to the yoga training curriculum are not allowed on the premises.
  • At the end of the course, there will be an assessment for certification as a part of the evaluation procedure.
  • Please note that Rishikesh Yoga International School reserves the right to disqualify a learner anytime during the time of the course for misconduct.


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