200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training Course in Rishikesh, India

The goal of this training program is to produce qualified and inspiring yoga teachers who are able to draw on their own practice and personal discipline in imparting the yoga experience to others.

Course Overview


A daily teaching practice class is devoted to teaching you how to teach asanas and pranayama. A daily asana practice class gives you the opportunity to practice your own asanas and will help to build the good habit of practice. The daily in-depth practice with individual

1- Sun salutation
2- 12 basic yoga postures
3- 54 asana variations, from intermediate level to advanced
4- Postural alignment
5- Deep relaxation with autosuggestion
6- Release of blocked energy
7- Training sessions for all age groups

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1- Control emotions
2- Improve power of concentration
3- Rid the body of excess fat
4- Enhance physical fitness
5- Relieve chronic ailments such as constipation, rheumatism, stomach complaints
6- Stimulate circulation
7- Stabilise thyroid functions
8- Keep muscles youthful and supple into old age

1- Expands capacity of the lungs
2- Relaxes the nervous system
3- Balances the two hemispheres of the brain
4- Purifies the nadis (subtle energy channels)
5- Awakens the inner spiritual energy
6- Kapalabhati (lung cleansing exercise)
7- Anuloma Viloma (alternate nostril breathing)
8- Ujjayi, Surya Bheda, Bhastrika, Sitali, Sitkari, Bhramari
9- The three bandhas: Jalandhara, Moola, Uddiyana


Tratak, Neti, Kapalabhati, Dhauti, Nauli and Basti: six classical purification exercises for the eyes, nose, air passages, oesophagus and stomach, abdominal organs and large intestine. Explanation and demonstration of the exercises and their effects. Individual instruction


Introduction to the major body systems

1- The effects of asanas and pranayama on: the cardiovascular system, respiration, digestion, skeletal and muscular systems, endocrine system
2- The eight systems of the body

1- How to teach the 12 basic postures and breathing exercises to beginners and intermediate students
2- Setting up of a proper environment for class
3- General pointers on teaching a class
4- The Basic Sivananda class
5- Beginners' Course
6- Advanced Postures
7- Vinyasa for Beginners
8- Yoga for Older Citizens
9- Yoga for Pregnancy
10- Relaxation

Detailed correction workshops
In the second half of the training course, participants will teach each other under the guidance of an experienced instructor


1- Vegetarianism – for ethical, spiritual and health reasons
2- How diet affects the mind
3- Proper balance of the main nutrients
4- Five Elements
5- Healing effects of fasting


1- What is meditation
2- Why meditate
3- Physical and mental meditation
4- 12-step daily practice
5- Effects of and experiences in meditation
6- Mantras – spiritual energy in sound
7- Mantra initiation (if desired)

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1- Ethical and moral principles
2- Body – prana (life energy) – mind
3- From control over the body to control over the mind and meditation

1- Ashtanga - the 8 steps of yoga
2- Concentration and meditation

1- Kirtan: chanting of classical Sanskrit mantras
2- Indian gods and their cosmic meaning
3- Arati and Pujas (traditional Indian rituals)
Chanting opens the heart and purifies the mind. With daily chanting, you develop a strong feeling of devotion and a very pure vibration. In devotional chanting correct pronunciation, devotional attitude and awareness of meaning are all-important.
1- Karma yoga is the practice of selfless service and helps to reduce selfishness and egoism and keeps you fit and healthy and gives immeasurable joy
2- You will be asked to do various tasks within the Ashram setting including gardening, cooking, cleaning, office work and any other work necessary for the smooth running of the community

3- Samsara – the wheel of birth and death
4- Karma Yoga - selfless service: one hour daily in the ashram community

Basic concepts of Vedanta philosophy The 3 bodies
Considered one of the greatest spiritual texts of the world, the Bhagavad Gita contains subtle and profound teachings and has a universality which embraces every aspect of human actions. It symbolises the solution of the eternal struggle between the spiritual and the material in every human being

Satsang means being in companionship with the truth and with the wise. The course satsang consists of half an hour silent meditation, half an hour chanting and a talk or reading on aspects of yoga philosophy. It will help you to develop a strong and steady meditation practice and show you the way to peace and happiness.

A high degree of self-motivation is required for all aspects of the course. A basic knowledge of yoga postures and philosophy is helpful but not essential. A sincere desire to learn and openness to the teachings of yoga is required.

The practice and especially the teaching of yoga demand a high degree of self-discipline and purity. To ensure the success of the programme, participants are required to attend all spiritual activities, meditation sessions, lectures and asana classes.

Meat, fish, eggs, black tea, coffee, alcohol, tobacco, drugs and nudity are prohibited during the course as they are counterproductive to the yoga practice. Participants who do not comply with the ashram rules may be dismissed from the course. Unfortunately, it is not possible to cater to personal dietary preferences beyond the yogic-vegetarian meals.

The intensive daily schedule includes two meditation sessions, two yoga classes, two lectures, one hour of service to the ashram community. One day a week is lecture-free.


Students are responsible for making their own way to the Course. Details of how to get there will be sent to you upon registration. Please arrive on the day before the course is scheduled to commence. Departure will be the day after the course finishes. Please do not arrive late or plan to leave early. You may wish to arrive a few days earlier to acclimatise to the new environment or stay longer after the Course has finished. You need to liaise directly with the Ashram to arrange this. The mission - to spread peace, health and joy through yoga. All are welcome to come to our ashrams and centres to learn not only about how yoga can help maintain a healthy body but also how yogic philosophy, applied in daily life, can help maintain a peaceful mind and spirit.

200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training Dates : 2018 - 2019

200 Hours Yoga Teacher Trainning in Rishikesh, 1st - 27th Feb 2018 - Fees    $1400 USD

200 Hours Yoga Teacher Trainning in Rishikesh, 1st - 27th Mar 2018 - Fees    $1400 USD

200 Hours Yoga Teacher Trainning in Rishikesh, 1st - 27th Apr 2018 - Fees    $1400 USD

200 Hours Yoga Teacher Trainning in Rishikesh, 1st - 27th May 2018 - Fees    $1400 USD

200 Hours Yoga Teacher Trainning in Rishikesh, 1st - 27th Jul 2018 - Fees    $1400 USD

200 Hours Yoga Teacher Trainning in Rishikesh, 1st - 27th Aug 2018 - Fees    $1400 USD

200 Hours Yoga Teacher Trainning in Rishikesh, 1st - 27th Sep 2018 - Fees    $1400 USD

200 Hours Yoga Teacher Trainning in Rishikesh, 1st - 27th Oct 2018 - Fees    $1400 USD

200 Hours Yoga Teacher Trainning in Rishikesh, 1st - 27th Nov 2018 - Fees    $1400 USD

200 Hours Yoga Teacher Trainning in Rishikesh, 1st - 27th Dec 2018 - Fees    $1400 USD

200 Hours Yoga Teacher Trainning in Rishikesh, 1st - 27th Jan 2019 - Fees    $1400 USD

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200 Hours yoga teacher training daily schedule

Time Class
5:15 am Morning Bell
5:30 to 6:30 am Pranayama
6:30 to 7:45 am Hatha Yoga Asana
8:15 to 9:00 am Breakfast
9:30 to 10:30 am Anatomy Physiology
11 to 12 pm Teaching Methodology
12 to 3pm Lunch / Rest / Self Study
3 to 4 pm Yoga Philosophy
4:15 to 5.45 pm Asana / Astanga Yoga
6 to 7 pm Meditation / Trataka / Mantra Chanting / Satsang
7:15 pm Dinner
9:00 pm Lights Off

Discipline Rules for Students

1- The main activity of the ashram is to train and provide guidance in the practice of PATANJALI'S eight fold paths. This includes physical, mental and spiritual training.
2- The admission of the courses is open to all without any discrimination of caste, creed or nationality. Children below 12 years are not pemitted to stay in the Ashram.
3- The rules of the Ashram require every aspirant to participate in all the activities connected with the practice of Yoga and Meditation.
4- Smoking, consumption of alcohol, meat, onion, garlic or any kind of INTOXICANTS will not be permitted.
5- The aspirant is excepted to keep the accommodation provided by the Ashrams in a neat and clean condition. The management has the right to enter and check the rooms at any time.
6- A well equipped Library is there to enable aspirants to devote spare time for study. The aspirant is expected to devote the spare time to study, japa, observance of silence and meditation. Library is provided with magazine & daily newspapers.
7- Meals are served only in the Dining Hall, sadhaks are not allowed to take away food from Dinning Hall.
8- The Aspirants must be adequately dressed during their stay.
9- All trainees should be in the class at least five minutes before the scheduled time for the commencements of the meditation. Late-comers will not be permitted to attend the class.
10- During the meditation any action or movement by a meditator (trainee) which will go to cause noise or disturbance to others should be strictly avoided. 
11- New entrants should consult the teacher for guidance in meditation and read the MANUAL, which is available free at the time of joining.
12- All aspirants except the old and physically incapable, are expected to attend the yoga Asana classes regularly.
13- All aspirants are expected to observe the Rules and Regulations of the Ashram, which may be changed from time to time.
14- During your stay in the Ashram, if you have any difficulty or problem, please contact the MANAGER in the office.
15- All the aspirants are expected to help clean the Meditation and Yoga Halls weekly or every sunday during Karma Yoga from 6-8 A.M.
16- The Management of the ashram has the right to ask any aspirants to vacate the accommodation if found disobedient-undisciplined and not observing rules.
17- Aspirant shall not have any claim for the loss, damage, theft or destruction of his/her property or articles left in rooms occupied by him or her. 
18- All residents of the Ashram, Sadhaks, Employees both permanent or temporary, guests, visitors enjoying accommodation in the Ashram can't claim any tenancy right or any other type of title or claim, what so ever. No guests are allowed at night. Visitors timings are fixed. Please observes them.
19- All the residents must be back in their Ashram Room by 10:00 PM. before the gates close for the night.
20- Residents will be held responsible for any damage caused to the property of the trust under their use and would reimburse the 
21- Please use the suggestion / complaint book of the Ashram, lying in office.
22- Nobody will visit any body's room during Day/Night times.
23- You are not allowed to bring with you your blanket/pillow from your rooms to the, yoga/meditation Hall. Room articles must not be shifted or taken out.
24- Please put your light & water Taps including fan, OFF When going out of your room.
25- Residents should use their own lock for locking  the doors of the room.
26- Please take your clearance slip from library and kitchen timely, and submit the same in office for obtaining GATE PASS while checking out from the Ashram. Exit without gate pass is never allowed.
27- Rights of admission are fully protected & reserved.

Refund Policy - Om Namah Sivaya Yoga Ashram

1- An advance of a course fees will not be refundable, only in the case of emergency students can join us on other schedules.
2- If student cancel the course, we accept cancellation but advance deposit will not be refund in cancellation.
3- There is no charge of course cancellation. Student just has to inform by email.
4- Om Namah Sivaya Yoga Ashram is not responsible for any mishappenings before course schedule.

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