Become a globally certified yoga guru with our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course in Rishikesh, India.

Rishikesh Yogis is one of the most authentic yoga schools in Rishikesh and is recognized by Yoga Alliance, USA. On completion of our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course (200 Hour YTTC), you will be recognized as a globally certified yoga trainer. At Rishikesh Yogis, we aim to teach yoga in its purest and most traditional form. Our 200 Hour Yoga TTC in Rishikesh has in-depth concentration on the topics of Hatha Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, and Classical Yoga Philosophy of Patanjali. These three systems constitute the fundamental principles of psycho-energetic therapeutic systems of Yoga. Besides our discussions on these areas of yogic discipline there will be sessions on practical teaching methodology in class which will help yoga practitioner and yoga aspirants to learn nuances of class teaching. During the course of our Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India, the teaching methodology is one of the fundamental topics of study which, unfortunately, is not taught in-depth in most yoga centers in the world.

Curriculum Overview:

We have developed an immersive and intensive syllabus for all those students of 200 Hours Yoga TTC who want to delve deeper into the philosophy and practices of yoga. The course of 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training at Rishikesh Yogis not only helps you understand the subject of yoga intellectually, but our mission is to incorporate the principles of yogic philosophy in class teaching which will ultimately assist both teacher and students to evolve at physical, mental and spiritual levels.

There are specific sessions designed to enable a yoga aspirant understand the nuances of class teachings based on yogic principles and discussions on philosophical topics which eventually, help streamline the approach and experiences of yogic practices in the class. Based on the guidelines of Yoga Alliance, USA, our syllabus has five major areas of concentrated study.

Practical Techniques

The first step of study is the Technique, Training and Practice of Yogic Discipline. Practical teaching is further consecrated into components of Hatha Yoga,Vinyasa Yoga and Meditation. Being an aspirant of yoga, we believe it is essential that you, as a yoga practitioner, delve deeper into the practical teaching of yoga. Therefore, there are two sessions entirely dedicated to practice of Asana (Hatha Yoga pose) and Pranayama (Breathing Technique), while one session is completely devoted to meditation therapy every day. In the morning session of Hatha Yoga, the focus of teaching is on the techniques of Traditional Hatha Yoga, Pranayama, Mudra (Yogic Psycho-Physical Gestures), Bandha (Psycho- Energetic Locks) and Shatkriyas (Cleansing Techniques of Hatha Yoga). And, the evening practice sessions focus on Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training and Meditation.

Intensive Meditation sessions

In our 200 Hour Yoga Training Certification, Meditation forms an integral and the most important stage of any yogic journey. With primary focus on yoga asana practice only, Meditation is often ignored in many yoga retreats and yoga classes. However, without incorporating meditation in one’s Sadhana, the journey of yoga is incomplete. The entire focus of classical teaching of Patanjali is to reach the state of consciousness that is free from fluctuations. As outlined in the sutras of Patanjali:

Yoga is the cessation of all fluctuations (Vritti) of consciousness.

At Rishikesh Yogis, we teach a very diverse range of meditation techniques sourced from authentic systems and branches of yoga philosophy. All these techniques of meditation such as Yoga Nidra, Antar Mouna, Ajapa Japa, Hridyakasha, Dharana, etc. are Pratyahara and Dharana techniques; which systematically help to discipline and harmonize our mental and emotional energies. Apart from these meditation methods, there is equal concentration on harnessing physical, as well as, pranic energies through intense sessions of Hatha Yoga and Vinyasa Yoga sessions. Every day there will be three and half hours of sessions dedicated to these two streams of physical-energetic disciplines. This 200 Hour Yoga TTC is one of the most balanced and intensive yoga teacher training courses available in Rishikesh, India. This course does not only help you become a full-fledged yoga teacher professionally, but also refines you and evolves you as an individual.

Becoming a Teacher

The second part of our Yoga Alliance – 200 Hour Teacher Training syllabus is the Teaching Methodology of Yoga. This includes topics such as elements of presentation, effective class management and business aspects of teaching yoga. We believe that after becoming a yoga teacher, you are responsible for not simply teaching a class, but also becoming an inspiration, a role model and an accomplished technician of yogic teaching. Learning a set of asanas and meditation sessions do not make one an effective yoga guru. We strive to share with our practitioners the nuances of class teachings along with sharing knowledge about the discipline and the ethics of a Yoga Teacher. Apart from teaching the technical aspects of class teaching, we encourage very interactive and vibrant discussions on various aspects of a yogic lifestyle. There are interactive discussions about different aspects of class teaching and presentation.

Knowing the Body

The journey of yoga is all about knowing oneself. In most practical sense, if we want to know ourselves, we should start with our own body. The discipline of somatic psychology says that our body is the log of our habits, traumas, complexes and psychic predispositions.

The third aspect of 200 Hour YTTC syllabus entails knowledge of the human body and movements in light of yogic practices. Under this topic of Anatomy and Physiology, we will not only understand the structure and the functions of a human system and its organs, but also study their interaction and involvement in yogic practices. A major part of this discussion will also incorporate the concept of yogic anatomy and physiology, primarily focused upon the subtle concept of nadis, chakras and pranic physiology.

Yoga philosophy

Under this category of syllabus for our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training program, there will be in-depth discussion on the foundations of Yogic Philosophy, which will entail the study of classical texts, such as Patanjali Yoga Sutras. There are chapters dedicated on the tradition of Hatha Yoga, Kundalini Yoga with reference to the system of Tantra Philosophy. There will be dedicated lessons on untouched, but very important areas of Samkhya Philosophy which forms the metaphysical background of Patanjali Yoga sutra.


The final segment of our 200 Hour YTTC syllabus is practicum, which involves the process of harnessing the skills through practical sessions. These sessions are conducted in group settings, aimed at refining teaching skills of practitioners in real and live yoga classes. These classes are conducted under the supervision of the lead teacher. Upon completion of each session, feedbacks, suggestions and appropriate guidance is provided to enhance one’s teaching quality in class.

Course Highlights

  • Lectures on Yoga Philosophy and Teaching Methodology
  • Daily Hatha Yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa Practice
  • Meditation Mantra Chanting
  • Yogic Cleansing (Sat-Kriya)
  • Nutritious and Yogic Meals (three times daily)
  • 29 Nights Accommodation
  • River Rafting (On Weekend)
  • Ayurvedic Massage
  • Trip to Himalayan Yogi Cave (On Weekend)
  • Trek to Kunjapuri Temple in Himalaya Mountains (On Weekend)

Daily Schedule

6.00-6.30 AMHerbal Infusion
6.30-8.00 AMHatha Yoga Postures (Asana), Pranayama (Breath-Work) and Mantra Chanting
8.00-09.30 AMBreakfast
10.00-11.00 AMSession 1
11.15-12.15 PMPractical Workshop
12.30-03.00 PMLunch and Free Time
03.00-03.30 PMTea
03.30-04.30 PMPractical Workshop
04.30-05.30 PMSession 2
06.00-07.30 PMMeditation
07.30-08.30 PMDinner
09.00-10.00 PMSwadhyaya (Self study)/ Writing Spiritual Diary
10.00Lights Out

Dates & Fee


Date FromDate ToPlaceTraining Fee/StudentAdvance Fee
7th Apr 2017
200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification
4th May 2017Rishikesh$1500

7th May 2017
200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification
4th Jun 2017Rishikesh$1500

7th Jun 2017
200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification
4th Jul 2017Rishikesh$1500

7th Jul 2017
200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification
4th Aug 2017Rishikesh$1500

7th Aug 2017
200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification
4th Sep 2017Rishikesh$1500

7th Sep 2017
200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification
4th Oct 2017Rishikesh$1500

7th Oct 2017
200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification
4th Nov, 2017Rishikesh$1500

4th Oct 2017
10 days Living Consciously Yoga & Meditation Retreat(Sold Out)
13th Oct, 2017Rishikesh$1000

21st Oct 2017
7 days Kriya & Kundalini Yoga Retreat Retreat (Sold Out)
30th Oct, 2017Rishikesh$800

7th Nov 2017
200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification
4th Dec 2017Rishikesh$1500

7th Dec 2017
200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification
4th Jan 2018Rishikesh$1500