50 HOUR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING IN RISHIKESH, INDIA

7 Days | Beginner

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The 50 Hours Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga Vidya Mandiram in Rishikesh, India centre is a short Yoga TTC program over a duration of 7 days and 6 nights.  This short TTC program allows those interested to study the arts of yoga in a structured and holistic approach.  The program covers the essential basic foundation that is useful for those who are beginners or have been practicing yoga as hobby.   Our school aims to bring depth of understanding and practice into the foundations of yoga studies.  The program is designed to integrate body, mind and breath practices to achieve a well-rounded yoga study to inspire students in their personal and spiritual growth.

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 one of the sacred sites in Rishikesh.  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

Language of Instruction:

  • English

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

  • Are beginners who want a structured and holistic approach study of yoga
  • Have been casually studying and practicing yoga as a hobby
  • Are interested in understanding and studying yoga in a holistic approach from a solid foundation
  • Are interested in a short course to find a balance in life through body and mind
  • Are interested in yoga philosophy, meditation and its practices
  • Are registered RYT and wants to collect Continuing Education (CE) training hours

Course Completion Requirements

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

  • Required 100% attendance
  • No violation of Code of Conduct and School Policy

Course Certification

Upon course completion, you will receive certificate of completion. The 50 hours Yoga TTC does not count towards yoga teacher training hours, nor does it certify you as a yoga teacher. Yoga Alliance requires a minimum of 200 Hours of training. Therefore, if you are looking to obtain a certificate that makes you eligible to register as a yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance, please see our Complete TTC programs. All courses are valid as Continuing Education (CE) training hours for those registered as RYT under Yoga Alliance (USA).

50 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
    • Astanga vinyasa flow – series 1
    • Surya namaskar (sun salutations) – dynamic surya namaskar, surya namaskar with breathe awareness, surya namaskar with mantra chanting
    • Types of hatha 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

      • Jalandhara-bandha (chin lock)
      • Uddiyana-bandha (abdominal lock)
      • Moola-bandha (root lock)

      • Relaxation in daily life
      • Tension and relaxation
      • Systematic relaxation
      • 31 relaxation

      •  What is meditation & what is not?
      •  Meditation in daily life
      •  Yoga asanas for meditation
      •  2-5 minutes meditations
      •  So-ham mediation

      • Introduction about anatomy and physiology
      • Systems: Digestive system, Respiratory system
      • Effect of yoga posture on muscles and systems

      • General introduction: six school of Indian philosophy
      • Samkhya and yoga
      • Highlight of ashtanga yoga: yama, niyam, asana, pranayam, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, and samadhi
      • Life style and yoga ethics

      • 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

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

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This 50 Hour Yoga Training will be schedule on 6 days for the intensive study and practices and on the 7th day there will be a half-day Holy Shrine & Temples visit. 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 50 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!
* Schedule is subjected to slight changes.

Note: The first day of the course will start with an opening fire ceremony at 10.30am.

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

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This 50 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course in Rishikesh, India is usually starts on 2nd and 24th of every month throughout the year. So you can apply for any month in advance. Our few upcoming the 50 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Courses are on the following dates:

Course Date Course Name Book Now
2nd–8th & 24nd–30th January 50 Hour YTTC in Rishikesh, India
2nd–12th February 50 Hour YTTC in Rishikesh, India
2nd–8th & 24nd–30th March 50 Hour YTTC in Rishikesh, India
2nd–8th & 24nd–30th April 50 Hour YTTC in Rishikesh, India
2nd–8th & 24nd–30th May 50 Hour YTTC in Rishikesh, India
2nd–8th & 24nd–30th June 50 Hour YTTC in Rishikesh, India
2nd–8th & 24nd–30th July 50 Hour YTTC in Rishikesh, India
2nd–8th & 24nd–30th August 50 Hour YTTC in Rishikesh, India
2nd–8th & 24nd–30th September 50 Hour YTTC in Rishikesh, India
2nd–8th & 24nd–30th October 50 Hour YTTC in Rishikesh, India
2nd–8th & 24nd–30th November 50 Hour YTTC in Rishikesh, India
2nd–8th & 24nd–30th December 50 Hour YTTC in Rishikesh, India

50 hour Yoga TTC in Rishikesh: Course Fee

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Accommodation Type Price Per Person
Shared Twin Room US$ 350
Private Single Room US$ 410

Book Your Seat: A minimum of US$ 100 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:
  • 6 nights non-AC Accommodation (AC available at additional cost)
  • Three vegetarian meals per day
  • Afternoon Tea (Masala Chai)
  • Half-day excursion
  • 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
  • Course Certification
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.

Ashleigh Mcconnell / March 201950 Hour Yoga TTC in Rishikesh, India
“AMAZING EXPERIENCE HIGHLY RECOMMEND ” the locations is amazing. You get a sense of freedom straight away being in the mountains surrounded by animals. The teachers go above and beyond to help you with anything you need. Food was amazing and accommodation was fab. No words would do this place justice how peaceful and calm you feel. I have learned loads not only about yoga but about myself too.