200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training School

Begin Your Yoga Journey with 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training School in Rishikesh

Our 200-hour yoga teacher training school in Rishikesh is one of the best training centers in the city. With a track record of providing excellent training at pocket-friendly prices in town, our center has gained significant acceptance and recognition in India as well as abroad. Our practitioners come from different areas of the world and take back with them the thorough teachings, and practices of our Yogacharya Shri Manish Arora and his subordinates, who have been serving patients, and aspiring Yoga practitioners for more than a decade.
Yoganandham 200 hour Yoga teacher training includes the practices based on Hatha Yoga and Ashtanga Yoga. Some of these include Ashtanga Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Breathing Techniques, Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Therapy, Anatomy and Physiology of body, Teaching Methodology, Cleansing Techniques, Yoga Sadhana, Meditation and other Yogic practices.

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training School in Rishikesh

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh

Our deep-rooted passion, mission and vision are to impart Yoga practices in an easy to understand manner, so it is well-practiced and taught further by practitioners when they resume back at work.
200 hrs Yoga TTC is a complete residential course offered at most competitive prices by Yoganandham Yoga training center. It is a 28 days training program that includes accommodation, 3-time meals, and outdoor activities for better exposure and rejuvenation.
Strategically designed and blended with modern styles of exercise and physical training, this 200-hour yoga teacher training school in Rishikesh is renowned for its specialized teaching styles and unique training formats.

200-Hour Yoga TTC, Rishikesh: Aims & Objective

This Program is intended to walk you through the way of Yoga and is a remunerating approach to build up a clear understanding of Yoga practice. Obviously, Rishikesh happens to be the most fitting spot for you start a voyage to your internal identity and inundate yourself in the delighted serenity of the trinity – Mind, Body, and Soul. The Program expects to go with and bolster you in your victory of achieving mastery over Hatha Yoga and Ashtanga Yoga. This Yoga Teacher Training course uses a deliberately curated educational program to present to you the intensity of conferring learning in other people who wish to discover peace inside – Thus, arousing a new Yoga Teacher in you.
This Training Program is the ideal stage for you to lay the basis to be a motivational Yoga Teacher. This training by itself will build you a strong foundation in Hatha Yoga. Come prepared to push your psychological and physical points of confinement to accomplish your objective of turning into a Yoga Teacher.

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, India - Overview

Yoganandham is internationally certified 200-hour yoga teacher training school in Rishikesh that is accredited by Yoga Alliance, USA.
Our 200 Hour training program ranges between US$ 1199-1399 including food & Accommodation (private room with attached bathroom), Library, Garden etc.
It is located at the center of the city with close proximity to nearby food and travel facilities. The cherry on the cake is scrumptious foods and close by retreats that make learning a perfect recreational venue for its visitors.
In compliance to rules and regulations of Yoga Alliance, we adhere to strict discipline and expect practitioners to abide by the same.
Our training sessions combine of intense pranayama, chanting, meditation and asanas that lasts for 7-8 hours a day and usually start around 6-7am in the morning.

Time Schedule
07:00 AM - 08:30 AM Yoga Class (Hatha Yoga, Pranayam, Meditation, Shat Karma)
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM Breakfast Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Yoga philosophy / Yoga Therapy / Yoga Sutra
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM Stretching Class
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM Lunch
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM Yoga Anatomy/Alignment class/ Ayurvedic Lecture
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM Tea Time
05:30 PM - 07:00 PM Yoga Class (Ashtanga Yoga)
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM Pranayama & Meditation
08:00 PM - 09:00 PM Dinner Time

Important Notes:

» Duration of daily yoga classes can be increased, if required.
» Daily schedule is subject to change depending on weather conditions.

Evaluation & Certification

» Student conduct will be a part of the assessment criterion.
» Evaluation will be carried out only for those students who have a minimum of 90% attendance.

200 Hour Yoga TTC, Rishikesh: Highlights

  • 28 Days accommodation.
  • Yoga Therapy sessions.
  • Yoga and Naturopathy sessions.
  • Lectures on Ayurveda lectures to learn about your body and mind.
  • Rejuvenating Hatha Yoga sessions in the morning.
  • Weekly outings include different fun activities like rafting, camping and massage.
  • Intensive Ashtanga Yoga classes to improve your flexibility.
  • Daily 3 delicious Indian Ayurvedic and organic meals.
  • Daily Meditation sessions in the evening for calm ending to busy day.
  • Free Wi-Fi.

  • Beginners
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

We take maximum 10 -15 students in 1 batch so that our instructors can focus on each and every student during the classes.

  • Ashtanga Yoga
  • Hatha Yoga
  • Bhakti Yoga
  • Breathing techniques
  • Cleansing techniques
  • Yoga Sadhana
  • Yoga Therapy
  • Asana
  • Meditation
  • Yogic practices
  • Instruction language: English
  • Spoken languages: Hindi, English

Objective of 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course

In keeping with the requirements of Yoga Alliance USA, our 200-hour yoga teacher training school follows a tight schedule where almost each of the seven-eight training hours in the day is assigned to some aspect of yoga.
You will find the training intensive but enlightening. Depending on the weather and season, the mornings can begin as early as 6 or 7 am with Hatha Yoga and meditation, followed by some yoga postures and maybe some classes or lectures in philosophy or anatomy.
Chanting and pranayama are also part of the schedule. Daily written homework is also the norm as that is how you will gain in-depth knowledge of the subject.
Sleeping early is encouraged, as that is part of yogic practice.

Introduction to Course

This is a comprehensive course which will provide you the knowledge of yoga philosophy, history, and its development.

The course will help you master yoga asanas (positions) and will make you understand the effect of it on the body through yogic anatomy and yoga therapy.

The motive is to spread your authentic knowledge of yoga to the world in its purest form. You will observe daily Pranayama and Meditation classes along with mantra chanting so you understand their strengthening and balancing properties.

The course will bring you an understanding of the yogic discipline, diet, and cleansing rituals (Shatkarma), and you will be taught teaching methodology to enrich your teaching skills.

Shatkarma (Yogic Cleansing)

These yogic cleansing practices will be integrated into the daily morning schedule and will work in conjunction with the asana practices.

These will purify the nervous system and allow your breath to flow freely throughout the body. In expelling toxins from the body, you will, therefore, cleanse it.

We will cover the following techniques:

  • Agnisar Kriya
  • Kapalbhati
  • Sutraneti
  • Jalneti
  • Kunjal
  • Trataka

Mantra Chanting

A range of mantras will be taught including the Gayatri mantra, Mrityunjay Mantra, Ganesh mantra Shanti mantra, Guru mantra, Aum mantra, and many more. You will find your inner harmony in these sessions.

Recommended Books:

  • Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha by Swami Nityananda Saraswati
  • Hatha Yoga Pradipika - Bihar School of Yoga by Swami Muktibodhananda
  • Gheranda Samhita by Swami Niranjananand Saraswati.
We Will Cover Following Pranayama
The sequence of Yoga, Anatomy.
  • Conqueror Breath (Ujjayi Pranayama)
  • Channel Cleaning Breath (Nadi Shodhana pranayama)
  • Skull Shining Breath (Kapalabhati Pranayama)
  • Single Nostril Breath (surya/chandra bhedana pranayama)
  • Sheetali and Sheetkari
  • Bhastrika
  • Bhramari pranayama
  • Anulom-vilom
Yogic Mudras (Energy Seals)

Stimulate different parts of the body by sealing in the energy. These are usually used in pranayama and affect the flow of prana. We will study the following Mudras:

  • Shambhavi Mudra
  • Tadagi Mudra
  • Shanmukhi Mudra
  • Kaki Mudras
Bandhas (Energy Locks)

How they regulate the flow of energy and assists the practitioner in asana. We will cover the following bandhas:

• Jalandhar Bandh
• Uddiyan Bandh
• Mool Bandh
• Maha Bandh

Yoga Asanas

How they regulate the flow of energy and assists the practitioner in asana. We will cover the following bandhas:

  • Meditative Positions: Sukhasana, Sidhasana, Padamasana, Vajrasana
  • Dynamic Positions: Pawanmuktasana Series, Marjariasana, Vyaghrasana, Suryanamaskar, Chandranamaskar
  • Standing Positions: Tadasana, Utkatasana, Trikonasana, Parshwakonasana, Veerbhadrasana
  • Balancing Positions: Vrikshasana, Bakdhyanasana, Natrajasana, Mayurasana
  • Inverted Positions: Sirsasana, Pinchamayurasana, Halasana, Sarvangasana
  • Twisting Positions: Merubakrasana, Ardhamatsyendrasana
  • Back-Bend Positions: Shalabhasana, Dhanurasana, Ushtrasana, Kandhrasana, Chakrasana, Rajkapotasana
  • Forward-Bend Positions: Janusirasana, Paschimotanasana, Padprasarpaschimotanasana
  • Relaxation Positions: Balasana, Makarasana, Savasana

Introduction to Yogic Anatomy

Students will be introduced to the structure of the main organs (heart, lungs, stomach, liver, and kidney). You will learn anatomy relevant to yoga in order to strengthen the classroom explanations, cues, and corrections of asanas.

You will also Learn:

• Skeletal system

• Brain and nervous system

• Respiratory system

• Digestive system

• Cardiovascular system

In addition, the class will also cover the effects of kriya, pranayama, asana, and meditation for various disorders, subtle body anatomy of the chakras, nadis, and the application of chakras energy in the practice of yoga.

Yoga Philosophy

You will learn the definition of yoga, history of yoga, and the introduction of yogic text. This topic will focus on introducing you to the basic philosophy, concepts, and history of yoga.

It will cover the various traditional philosophies and viewpoints, insights from modern research and ways in which the essence of this holistic life-view can be integrated into a modern lifestyle.

There will also be ethical guidelines for the student-teacher relationship, how to behave as a student and how to behave as a teacher, communication, and limits between teacher and student.

Recommended Books:

• Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
• Hatha Yoga Pradipika
• Gherand Samhita

Yoga Sutras (Preface of Yoga Sutras of Patanjali)

We will study this important text based on the eight limbs of Ashtanga yoga. Discover the theory and foundations of yoga as Patanjali describes how to make a connection with the body, mind, and spirit. You will learn about Kriya Yoga; a methodology to overcome Pancha Klesha (five causes of pain and miseries).

Teaching Methodology

This class will give you the necessary building blocks to devise your own yoga class. Learn how to motivate your students by teaching inclusively to the range of abilities that you may be faced with.

Other subjects include:
  • How to help your students get deeper into a posture through adjustment
  • Studying yoga lifestyle and the ethics of a yoga teacher
  • Studying the attitude and presence of the teacher
  • The seat of yoga teacher/teaching as service/why you teach/creating a sacred space
Elements of great teaching including:
  • Classroom organization and set up
  • Creating a class plan
  • Teaching progressively focusing on alignment principles
  • The basic principles of sequencing

Included Excursions:

A weekly Excursion can be expected from that adds activities like white river rafting, temple treks, trekking, Ganga Aarti, meditation by the river and river beach outings.


Our private accommodation offers guests a tranquil, rejuvenating, home away from home experience.

The room has its own bathroom with hot water and space where you can practice. You also get free access to high-speed WiFi.

The bedroom has a spacious and comfortable single bed.


Our center is peacefully located in Tapovan, which is 5 minutes walking distance from the famous Laxman Jhula and Holy River Ganga.


The food provided is hygienic and well-prepared yogic food. The pure vegan meals are served according to the principles of Ayurveda and you are expected to be fully devoted and obey all the guidelines and disciplines of the yogic path during your training so that you may get the best benefits.

We provide healthy and light breakfasts which is the best way to start your day. It includes a fresh juice or milkshake with bread and butter served with some different spreads or toppings.

At lunch, we serve a complete full meal which would provide energy for the whole day. Typically this will include one healthy salad, fresh seasonal vegetables, lentils, rice, and chappati.

At dinner, we provide light food which includes soup, different salads each day, healthy vegetables, lentils, and chapattis.

Refund Policy:

The deposit submitted with the application is not refundable. However, in case of emergencies and other unavoidable exigencies, the Yoganadham at its discretion permits students to go for any other scheduled course/retreat within the period of one year. We, therefore, recommend that all applicants carefully examine their upcoming obligations so that they may be able to devote their full attention to our yoga programs.