200 HOUR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING IN RISHIKESH, INDIA

22 Days | Beginner – Intermediate

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The 200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga Vidya Mandiran in Rishikesh, India centre is held over a period of 22 days and 21 nights.  The training lays out a strong foundation for deepening the understanding and practices of yoga in a holistic approach. Yoga has become popular in this modern age for its physical practices (“asana”) and other aspect that are essential parts of yoga has been largely looked over.  In our TTC, we make sure to integrate well-rounded studies of yoga and bringing spirituality into the teachings and practices to support personal and spiritual growth of our students.

The curriculum covers the fundamental elements of yoga based on essential subjects consisting of pranayama, shat kriya, asana practices, yoga philosophy, yoga anatomy, relaxation (Yoga Nidra) and meditation.  For asana practices, our school focus on Hatha Yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga styles of asana. Students will go through 6 days of training with 1 rest day per week.  On this rest day, our school organizes a half-day excursion for students that may involve visits to sacred sites, waterfall or city exploration.  The rest day usually falls on a Sunday, but may be shifted to a weekday to avoid tourists and traffic during high season in Rishikesh.

Accommodations, meals and excursions during the training are inclusive in the course fee as mentioned in more detail below.

Course Level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Language of Instruction:

  • English

200 Hours Yoga TTC is suitable for those who...

    • Are interested in a balance in lifestyle through health in both body and mind.
    • Are interested in self-discovery through yoga philosophy, meditation and its practices.
    • Wants to deepen their understanding and practice in a structured course after years of casually studying and practicing yoga as a hobby.
    • Wants to build a solid foundation in yoga, not only in asana but its philosophy and other essential practices, as a based to deepen their future practices and studies of yoga.
    • Aspires to share your experience by become an internationally recognized yoga teacher.

Course Completion Requirements

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Students are required to complete and meet the following criterias during the course:

  • Weekly Assignments
  • Final Teaching Exam
  • Final Written Exam
  • Required 100% attendance
  • No violation of Code of Conduct and School Policy

Yoga Alliance Certification – RYS200

The 200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training (TTC) completed from an RYS200 (Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance approved 200 Hours TTC curriculum) is the minimum training hours required by Yoga Alliance for a person to register as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT). Once you completed your 200 Hours of training, you would be eligible to register as RYT200 under Yoga Alliance USA and be internationally recognized as a yoga teacher.

For yoga teachers who have registered as RYT200, your next step would be to go through a 300 Hours Yoga TTC. After the completion of both 200 hours and 300 hours training, you will have a total training hours of 500 hours in preparation for the registration of RYT500. You may choose to obtain the 500 Hours training by taking the 500 Hours Yoga TTC in one complete training as well, instead of two separate trainings. Read more..

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training : Course Curriculum

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      • Meditative steps of performing the hatha yoga; centering, entering, refining, holding, coming out, and reflection
      • Ashtanga-Vinyasa-Yoga flow – series 1
      • Surya-Namaskara (sun salutations) – dynamic surya namaskara, surya namaskara with breathe awareness, surya namaskara with mantra chanting
      • Types of Yoga posture- standing poses, sitting poses, backward bending poses, forward bending poses, spinal twisting poses, fire series, inversion poses, shavasana
      • Postural alignment and art of adjustment
      • Counter pose
      • Contraindications

      •  Science of breath
      •  Sitting postures for pranayama practice
      •  How to establish diaphragmatic breathing before pranayama practice
      •  1:1, 1:2 and 1:4 breathing practices
      •  Types of pranayama – nadi shodhana pranayama, ujjayee, kapalabhati, bhastrika, shitali, shitkari, brahmari, and anuloma viloma

      • Relaxation in daily life
      • Tension and relaxation
      • Systematic relaxation
      • 31 pints relaxation
      • 61 points relaxation exercises
      • Preparation for yoga Nidra

      • What is meditation?
      • Meditation in daily life
      • Sitting positions for meditation
      • Two to five minutes meditations
      • So-ham mediation

      • Introduction about anatomy and physiology
      • The yogic study of digestive system
      • The effects of yoga practices on digestive system
      • Respiratory system
      • The effects of yoga practices on respiratory system
      • Effect of yoga posture on muscles and systems
      • Nadis (energy channels)
      • Chakras (energy plexus)
      • Pancha tatwa (five great elements)
      • Panchakosha (five sheaths)
      • Pancha pranas(five vital energy

      • General introduction: six school of indian philosophy
      • Samkhya and yoga
      • Intro of pattanjali yoga sutras
      • Highlight of astanga yoga: yama, niyama, asana, pranayama, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, and Samadhi
      • Introduction to Upanishad
      • Life style and yoga ethics

      • Basic principle of ayurveda
      • Basic doshas
      • Tri-gunas
      • Balance of the mind and Ayurvedic diet

      • Jnana-mudra
      • Dhyan-mudra
      • Vishnu-mudra
      • Hridaya-mudra

      • Om mantra
      • Morning mantra
      • Guru mantra
      • Meal mantra
      • Gayatri mantra and more
      • Suryanamaskar mantras – 12 names of sun

      • Jala-neti
      • Sutra-neti

      • Lesson plan
      • Assignments
      • Practice teaching
      • Feedback
      • Group discussion
      • Question and answer
      • Homework

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course in Rishikesh, India: Daily Schedule

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This 200 Hour Yoga Training will be schedule on 6 days for the intensive study and practices and on the 7th day there will be Himalayan sightseeing, Holy Shrine & Temples Visits and Explore time as the related aspects of yoga training. In spite of such intensive schedule you could find this training an enlightening and interesting process of transformation. During your training you will have an opportunity to live with nature.

The Yoga Training schedule begins at 6:15 am with a short morning prayer followed by a pranayama session. Then there comes the morning session for the traditional Yoga Postures (Hatha-Yoga) before the breakfast. Then we have two main sessions; one philosophy and the other yoga anatomy followed by lunch at noon. Then there will be some self-study and Self-practice time after before we begin the afternoon and evening sessions of Vinyasa-Yoga Asanas followed by Relaxation  & Meditation. There will be some inspirational cultural activities, such as satsang (devotional songs), lectures on yoga related subjects, audios and video lectures. The weekly assignments will be a part of the training as that is conducive to gain in-depth knowledge of the subjects and experience through your yoga practices. During this yoga teacher training you will be provided with three yoga vegetarian meals including fruit refreshments and green tea.

We encourage the students to go sleep early about 10pm as that is conducive to the yoga training.  Here it is the typical daily schedule for 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India at our School Yoga Vidya Mandiram:

Typical Daily Schedule

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Time Activity
05:00 : Wake Up!
06:15 – 6:30 : Mantra Chanting
06:30 – 7:30 : Shat-kriyas & Pranayama Practices
07:30 – 9:00 : Hatha Yoga (Classical)
09:00 – 10:00 : Breakfast & Free Time
10:00 – 11:00 : Yoga Philosophy
11:00 – 12:00 : Yoga Anatomy & Physiology
12:30 – 13:00 : Karma Yoga (Seva)
13:00 – 14:30 : Lunch
14:30 – 16:00 : Self-Study / Self-Practice
16:00 – 16:15 : Tea Break
16:30 -18:00 : Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga
18:00 – 19:00 : Relaxation & Meditation
19:00 – 20:00 : Dinner
20:00 – 21:00 : Self-Study / Free-Time
21:00 : Go to Sleep!
Note: Daily Schedule is subject to change.

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course in Rishikesh, India: Course Dates

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This 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course in Rishikesh, India is usually held on 2nd – 23rd of every month throughout the year. So you can apply for any month in advance. Our few upcoming the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Courses are on the following dates:

Course Date Course Name Book Now
2nd – 23rd January 200 Hour YTTC in Rishikesh, India
2nd – 23rd February 200 Hour YTTC in Rishikesh, India
2nd – 23rd March 200 Hour YTTC in Rishikesh, India
2nd – 23rd April 200 Hour YTTC in Rishikesh, India
2nd – 23rd May 200 Hour YTTC in Rishikesh, India
2nd – 23rd June 200 Hour YTTC in Rishikesh, India
2nd – 23rd July 200 Hour YTTC in Rishikesh, India
2nd – 23rd August 200 Hour YTTC in Rishikesh, India
2nd – 23rd September 200 Hour YTTC in Rishikesh, India
2nd – 23rd October 200 Hour YTTC in Rishikesh, India
2nd – 23rd November 200 Hour YTTC in Rishikesh, India
2nd – 23rd December 200 Hour YTTC in Rishikesh, India

200 hour Yoga TTC in Rishikesh: Course Fee

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Accommodation Type Price Per Person
Shared Twin Room US$ 1400 / US$ 1190
Private Single Room US$ 1650 / US$ 1403
Note: Yoga Vidya Mandiram is currently offering 15% discount for 200 Hours Yoga TTC commencing in 2020.

Book Your Seat: A minimum of US$ 200 advance deposit is required to secure your seat for the course. The remaining course fee is due on arrival at our school reception.

Course Fees INCLUDE:
  • 21 nights non-AC Accommodation (AC available at additional cost)
  • Three vegetarian meals per day
  • Afternoon Tea (Masala Chai)
  • Weekly half-day excursions
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Yoga materials during class (i.e. yoga mat, block, belt, etc.)
  • Sightseeing near Rishikesh city on rest day (half-day trip)
  • Textbooks, printed study handouts and study manual
  • 200 Hours Course Certification from Yoga Alliance, USA
Course Fees DOES NOT INCLUDE:
  • Airport Transfer (available at additional charges)
  • Travel expenses (i.e. airfare, train, bus, taxi, etc.)
  • Laundry services (available at additional charges)
  • Extra nights beyond course dates (available at additional charges)
  • Extra excursion not organized by school
  • Air Conditioning / Heater (available at additional charges)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Medical Expenses
  • Other Personal Expenses

Refund Policy

Advance deposit is strictly non-refundable. However, your advance deposit amount can be retained for rescheduling, only if applicant makes a request 7 days before the program start date.  Please read details under Refund Policy.

School Policy & Code of Conduct

By signing and booking for your course at Yoga Vidya Mandiram, you are acknowledging that you have read, agree and accept our School Policy and Code of Conduct. Please go through our School Policy and Code of Conduct thoroughly.

Magdalena Landgrebe / November 2019200 Hour Yoga TTC in Rishikesh, India
“Yoga Vidya Mandiram exceeded my expectations by far” The school offers an amazing yoga Programm and I didn’t expect such a diverse and intense( in a good way) training. You get the chance to learn about yoga and yourself while feeling welcome and safe. You make huge progress in your practice and feel well prepared to slowly start teaching. Lalit and all the other people make sure that your stay is as pleasant as possible and go above and beyond. I had to go to the hospital once and Lalit helped me clean out my wound with his own hands and two of the guys from the school drove me there and were by my side, even bought me food on our way back. I can’t even put into words how giving and full of love everyone who works at the school is. I’m extremely grateful as I felt like being with family. The room is very spacious and VERY clean, the food and kitchen have restaurant quality and the campus is nicely located near the mountains but in walking distance to the tourist spots in town. Even on sundays, special events were organised for us like visiting beautiful temples or going on a rafting adventure on the Ganges. To be honest, I don’t even know how it’s possible to have experienced so much quality stuff and paying such little money for the course. The teachers really live what they are teaching so it’s actually more sharing experience than teaching. You can ask them anything and they will have had experience with it. The training is extremely good value and I want to come back for my 300 hour course. Thank you so much. Namaste.