200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh

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200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course

Our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training School in Rishikesh is one of the best training centers in the city that has gained significant acceptance and recognition in India as well as abroad.

Yoganandham is internationally certified by Yoga Alliance USA and follows a strict discipline with high standards. Our teachers are very well-skilled as they studied yoga for many years and have experience of teaching yoga of all levels at a high standard for decades.

The program is intended to give you a holistic understanding of yoga in theory and practice in order to accompany you on your journey to become a qualified yoga teacher as well as finding your internal identity and work on your personal development.


The Yoganandham 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training is based on Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga and also includes Bhakti Yoga, Pranayama (breathing techniques), yoga philosophy, yoga therapy, anatomy and physiology of the body, teaching methodology, Shatkarma (cleansing techniques), yoga sadhana, meditation, and other yogic practices. The course is strategically designed with a well-thought-through balance of traditional Indian yoga practices and combined with modern teaching styles and practices.

It is a 24 days residential training program that includes accommodation, 3 ayurvedic vegetarian meals a day as well as outings on Sundays.

Introduction of the Course

Our motive is to spread our vast knowledge of yoga to you so you can share it with the world. According to the regulations of the Yoga Alliance USA, we follow a strict discipline as well as a tight schedule of pranayama, meditation, asanas, chanting and lectures for 7 to 8 hours a day. Each of the training hours is assigned to different aspects of yoga in order to lay a strong foundation for you to become a well-skilled yoga teacher. You will find the course intensive but enlightening.

200 Hour Yoga TTC Pricing and Highlights

  • yoga-icon   24 Days Accommodation
  • yoga-icon   Yoga Therapy Sessions
  • yoga-icon   Yoga and Naturopathy sessions
  • yoga-icon   Ayurveda lectures to learn about your body & mind
  • yoga-icon   Rejuvenating Hatha Yoga sessions in the morning
  • yoga-icon   Intensive Ashtanga Yoga classes
  • yoga-icon   Daily 3 Delicious Yogic Meals
  • yoga-icon   Free Wi-Fi
  • yoga-icon   Daily Meditation Sessions
  • yoga-icon   Weekly Excursions
US$1399(Private Room)
US$1199(Shared Room)
Yoga Styles
  • Ashtanga Yoga
  • Hatha Yoga
  • Bhakti Yoga
  • Breathing techniques
  • Cleansing techniques
  • Yoga Sadhana
  • Yoga Therapy
  • Asana
  • Meditation
  • Yogic practices
Skill Level
  • Beginners
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
Group Sizes

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

  • Instruction language: English
  • Spoken languages: Hindi, English

Course Dates:

Our 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Course starts from the 15th Of every month for 24 days. For checking the availability please send your inquiries.

  • 15-07-2024 to 07-08-2024

  • US$1199

  • 15-08-2024 to 07-09-2024

  • US$1199

  • 15-10-2024 to 07-11-2024

  • US$1199

  • 15-11-2024 to 07-12-2024

  • US$1199

Course Schedule:

Time Schedule
07:00 am - 7:45 am Meditation Session
08:00 am - 8:15 am Cleansing Process (Shatkarma)
08:15 am - 09:30 am Traditional Hatha Yoga Class
09:30 am - 10:00 am Breakfast
10:30 am - 11:00 am Self Study
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Yoga Philosophy / Teaching Methodology
12:00 pm - 01:00 pm Streching Class
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm Lunch Time
02:00 pm - 03:00 pm Free Time for exploring the nature
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Anatomy of Yoga/Lecture on Ayurveda
04:00 pm - 05:15 pm Ashtanga Yoga
05:30 pm - 06:00 pm Reading Time or Free Time
06:00 pm - 07:00 pm Meditation & Pranayama
07:00 pm - 07:30 pm Soup Time
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm Dinner Time

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

Course Syllabus:


You will learn different postures in order to strengthen your body and make you more flexible as well as giving you an understanding of their effects on the body and mind.

You will learn the following asanas:

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

You will learn about different breathing techniques which are important for the yogic practice. In the course, we will teach you how to control your breath and what are the benefits, for example, it helps in the relaxation of muscles, reduces anxiety and depression, regulates blood pressure, stress, etc.

We cover the following pranayamas:

  • 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
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, remove toxins and allow your breath to flow freely throughout the body.

We will cover the following techniques:

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

A range of mantras will be taught in the course that helps you find your inner harmony.

We will cover the following Mantras:

  • Gayatri Mantra
  • Mrityunjay Mantra
  • Ganesh Mantra
  • Shanti Mantra
  • Guru Mantra
  • Aum Mantra

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.

Yogic Mudras

Yoga mudras stimulate different parts of the body by sealing in the energy. These are usually used in pranayama and meditation and affect the flow of prana (breath).

We will study the following Mudras:

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

You will learn how the different energy locks regulate the flow of energy and how that will help you in the practice of asanas and meditation.

We will cover the following Bandhas:

  • Jalandhar Bandh
  • Uddiyan Bandh
  • Mool Bandh
  • Maha Bandh
Yogic Anatomy

You will be introduced to the structure of the human body and anatomy related to yoga in order to understand the processes in our body and the relation to different chakras, nadis, etc. This will also include the effects of kriya, pranayama, asana and meditation on your body and make you understand how you can cure various disorders and diseases through yoga.

You will also learn:

  • Skeletal system
  • Respiratory system
  • Cardiovascular system
  • Brain and nervous system
  • Digestive system
Yoga Philosophy

You will learn the definition of yoga, history of yoga and the introduction of important yogic texts and concepts.

It will cover 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.

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).

Recommended Books:

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

Elements of great teaching including:
  • 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
  • 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.

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.


accommodation-at-yoganandham 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.

Yogic Food:

yogic-food-at-yoganandham 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.


Our center is located in the lap of nature in Bairagarh, Mohan Chatti. Our Accommodation has a beautiful view of Serene Mountains. There are many nature trails nearby for peaceful walks in nature.

Refund Policy:

The deposit submitted with the application is not refundable. However, in case of emergencies and other unavoidable exigencies, the Yoganandham 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.

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