500 HOUR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING IN RISHIKESH, INDIA
50 Days | Beginner – Advance
The 500 Hours Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga Vidya Mandiran in Rishikesh, India centre is held over a period of 50 days and 49 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.
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500 Hours Yoga TTC is suitable for those who...
- Are interested in understanding and studying yoga in a holistic approach from a solid foundation
- 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
- Weekly Assignments
- Final Teaching Exam
- Final Written Exam
- Required 100% attendance
- No violation of Code of Conduct and School Policy
500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training : Course Curriculum
500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course in Rishikesh, India: Daily Schedule
This 500 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 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India at our School Yoga Vidya Mandiram:
Typical Daily Schedule
|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.
500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course in Rishikesh, India: Course Dates
This 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course in Rishikesh, India is held over a duration of 50 days. The training begins on the 2nd of each month and ends on either the 20th, or the 21st of the subsequent month throughout the year. So you can apply for any month in advance. Our upcoming 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training course dates are as follows:
|Course Date||Course Name||Book Now|
|2nd January – 20th February||500 Hour YTTC in Rishikesh, India|
|2nd February – 23rd March||500 Hour YTTC in Rishikesh, India|
|2nd March – 20th April||500 Hour YTTC in Rishikesh, India|
|2nd April – 21st May||500 Hour YTTC in Rishikesh, India|
|2nd May – 20th June||500 Hour YTTC in Rishikesh, India|
|2nd June – 21st July||500 Hour YTTC in Rishikesh, India|
|2nd July – 20th August||500 Hour YTTC in Rishikesh, India|
|2nd August – 20th September||500 Hour YTTC in Rishikesh, India|
|2nd September – 21st October||500 Hour YTTC in Rishikesh, India|
|2nd October – 20th November||500 Hour YTTC in Rishikesh, India|
|2nd November – 21st December||500 Hour YTTC in Rishikesh, India|
|2nd December – 20th January||500 Hour YTTC in Rishikesh, India|
500 hour Yoga TTC in Rishikesh: Course Fee
|Accommodation Type||Price Per Person|
|Shared Twin Room||US$ 2800 / US$ 2380|
|Private Single Room||US$ 3400 / US$ 2890|
|Note: Yoga Vidya Mandiram is currently offering 15% discount for 500 Hours of Yoga TTC commencing in 2022-2023.|
Book Your Seat: A minimum of US$ 400 advance deposit is required to secure your seat for the course. The remaining course fee is due on arrival at our school reception.
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.