500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training School


Yoga is science which is practiced and learnt for human well being and spiritual empowerment since ancient days. In fact the significance and importance of yoga has not faded even in this modern age of science and technology. However, the style of Yogas has been transforming with the time but it is needed to keep people aware with the roots of the Yoga while deploying the modern yoga. To incorporate such ideas and theme, Yoganandham, a yoga ashram in Rishikesh, is providing 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh. It is a traditional school of Yoga where you can learn various kinds of yoga including most ancient form such as Hatha Yoga and meditation along with the contemporary forms of yoga (Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga) too.

At Yoganandham, we consider the entire world as a family because we are following “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” and to satiate the thought, we are committed to serve everyone a world class service. We concentrate on developing and maintaining the best environment so that you can feel like home while 500 Hour YTTC in Rishikesh.

500 HOUR YOGA Teacher Training School

Our 500 Hours Yoga TTC In Rishikesh is dedicated to develop world class yoga teachers who are passionate, efficient and knowledgeable in ancient art of yoga. This 500 hour teacher training course is internationally certified course and registered with the Yoga Alliance (RYT 500). Some of our features are:

  • You can avail additional 100 hours of YTTC to enhance your yoga teaching skills.
  • This 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh program is conducted by the well certified yoga instructors.
  • We are providing best accommodation facilities along with satvik, healthy food, warm water and more.
  • It is an inexpensive yoga teacher training (affordable cost - US$ 1700 - 1900 along with food and accommodation).

500 Hour Yoga TTC, Rishikesh: Aims & Objective

  • 1. The main aim of 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training is to provide you a detailed authentic knowledge about all aspects of Yoga.
  • 2. You will get internationally certified 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate.
  • 3. Objective of this Yoga Teacher Training is to provide you knowledge which you can share with others for spreading the love and power of Yoga to the world.
  • 4. Yoga Teacher Training provides you information about physical, mental and spiritual aspects of Human life.
  • 5. You will learn some amazing techniques during your Yoga Therapy sessions which will help you to attain knowledge about curing ability of Yoga, that how you can cure some disease through Yoga.

500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, India - Overview

Internationally certified yoga teacher training in India registered with Yoga Alliance, USA. Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh. Rishikesh is also known as yoga capital of the world.

Yoga Teacher Training Course specially designed for advanced level of yoga students (intermediate and advanced).

This 500 hour YTTC course is an advance level comprehensive course which will provide you the knowledge about Yoga Philosophy and Vedanta, History and its Development, YTTC will help you master Yoga Asanas(positions) and will make you understand the effect of it on body through yogic Anatomy and Yoga Therapy. You will observe daily Pranayama and Meditation classes along with Mantra Chanting so you understand their strengthening and balancing properties. 500 hour YTTC will bring you an understanding of Yogic Discipline, Diet and Cleansing Rituals (shat-karma) and you will be taught Teaching Methodology to enrich your Teaching skills.

An intensive Yoga Teacher Training Course taught by Yoganandham’s experienced and knowledgeable Yoga teachers who are firmly rooted in tradition yet contemporary in their vision & communication.

  • Inexpensive Yoga Teacher Training in India - US$ 1800-2000 including food & Accommodation (private room with attached bathroom), Library, Garden etc.
  • Residential facility in Ashram centrally located to the city.
  • Loving and Caring supportive Teachers and Staff.
  • Opportunity to experience Indian culture and tradition.

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.

Highlights of 500 Hours Yoga TTC In Rishikesh

  • Deepen your understanding of yoga practices with correct gesture.
  • Explore applied yogic anatomy and philosophy.
  • Students from 500 hour yoga teacher training will find the opportunity to teach 200 hour yoga teacher training students.
  • You will learn the teaching methodology and practice of Pranayama and Meditation.
  • You will also learn the connection between yogic practices and human physiology and anatomy.
  • This 500 Hour YTTC Rishikesh will help you learn principles of Ashtanga Yoga, Mantra chanting and Hatha Yoga.
  • You will learn Yoga therapy, Yoga anatomy and Philosophy along with yogic breathing pranayama, yoga nidra and Mantra chanting.
  • We will make you learn how to deal with the pains, injuries, disease and other health conditions through the applied yoga therapy.
  • You will understand the business and professional ethics of yoga.
  • We will explain how better nutrition and Yogic lifestyle affect you, your life, and your students.
  • You will feel, experience and understand yoga’s values into your life and practice.

  • 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 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course

In keeping with the requirements of Yoga Alliance USA, our 500-hour yoga teacher training program 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.

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.