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28 Days 200-Hour Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training Course in Rishikesh, India

Gyan Yoga Ashram, near Green Hills, Tapovan, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India

Yoga Teacher Training Rishikesh

Ashtanga yoga, or the ‘eight limb’ yoga, is a popular yoga style amongst many yoga practitioners. Many yogis come to India to learn deeply about it from its place of origin. We at Gyan Yoga Ashram proudly present a detailed course on Ashtanga yoga teacher training in Rishikesh. Along with 200-hour Ashtanga yoga training, we also offer 200, 300, and 500-hour multi-style yoga teacher training course in Rishikesh.

Meet the instructors

Yogi Yogesh, Yogi Rajesh, & Yogi
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  • 27 days of practice
  • 2 yoga classes per day
  • Meditation and pranayama sessions
  • Himalayas trip and weekend excursions
  • Saturday Satsang and full body massage
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 27 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

27 days with instruction
Airport transfer included: Jolly Grant Airport
Airport transfer available:
Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$60 per person)
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  • Gym
  • Health Club
  • Shopping
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Café
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio
  • ATM / banking
  • Baby sitting
  • Beauty salon
  • Bicycle rental
  • Car rental
  • Cell phone rental
  • Child care
  • Convenience / grocery store
  • Currency exchange
  • Dry cleaning
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair salon
  • Internet access
  • Laptop rental
  • Laundry
  • Medical assistance
  • Parking lot
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet

You will be staying at Gyan Yoga Ashram. Gyan Yoga Ashram provides comfortable accommodation provided close to nature. All of the living rooms are vibrated, energized, and balanced before your arrival to give you maximum impact on your learning and rejuvenation. Gyan Yoga Ashram has two categories of room. One is twin shared and another is a private room. Both rooms offer clean and comfortable accommodation to the guests. Bathrooms are attached with running hot and cold water. Comfortable beds with top quality linen are used to make the stay a memorable one.


Curated from the yoga sutras of Patanjali, the Ashtanga course is a month-long residential program where Gyan Yoga Ashram shapes yoga learners into yoga teachers. While working towards a healthy body and focused mind, the Ashtanga yoga teacher training turns the practitioner into a self-aware person. It makes you love your body, realize your true potential, and adapt to the methodology of living a sustainable life.

The sacred environment of Rishikesh accelerates your yogic journey and makes it even more pure and picturesque. During your Ashtanga yoga teacher training in Rishikesh with them, you will get several chances to practice yoga like an ancient yogi on the banks of holy River Ganges. This experience alone, as quoted by many is therapeutic. Surrounded by the majestic Himalayas, the fresh mountain air that you will inhale will detoxify every cell of your body.

Witnessing a place where nature and man happily coexist will broaden your perspective on life. Your yoga teacher training course in Rishikesh will become an experience that you will savor for your entire lifetime. The 200-hour Ashtanga yoga teacher training is your chance to heal yourself both mentally and physically. With XYZ school being the best yoga school in Rishikesh, you can embark on your yogic journey without worrying about anything. At the completion of the program, you become a certified yoga teacher who is ready to teach this beautiful art to other aspirants as well.

Why 200-hour Ashtanga yoga teacher training course with them?

Gyan Yoga Ashram offers all avid yogis a professional and thorough 200-hour Ashtanga yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, India. Blessed to have been situated in the world yoga capital, they are dedicated to spreading the true knowledge of yoga as described in their ancient Vedic texts.

In addition to that, they use modern teaching methods which include the use of props and equipment for all students to learn quickly and efficiently. This 200-hour Ashtanga yoga teacher training in Rishikesh covers an in-depth study of multiple subjects of yoga, such as yoga asana, yoga anatomy, philosophy, and many more. The yoga teacher training course comprises of tactically distributed theory and practical yoga classes for asanas, pranayama, and meditation.

They believe that yoga is a continuous process and every effort takes them one step closer to enlightenment. The aim of the entire 200-hour Ashtanga yoga teacher training in Rishikesh is to deepen the yoga practice and bring a sense of self-awareness within the learner. In doing so, they create prolific yoga teachers who are well knowledgeable about the art that yoga is, and can further be the flag bearer of the same.

Along with training, they also take care of the dietary requirements of their students and provide three yogic meals and herbal tea each day. The nutritious and healthy food detoxifies the body and further speeds up the benefits of yoga. Since no two people are the same, a yoga teacher needs to be flexible in his way of teaching. Hence, an essential aspect taught during the Ashtanga course is to conduct dynamic yoga classes, which are free from any sort of orchestral teaching.

With the most experienced faculty on board, this residential yoga teacher training course is an informative and fun-filled experience for all those who come to practice yoga in Rishikesh. Their campus is nestled in the most beautiful location of Rishikesh with the Holy River Ganga just flowing in close vicinity. Ample greenery, natural light, and chirping of birds surround their school, thus maintaining a happy and positive vibe always.

200 hours of Ashtanga yoga teacher training course syllabus

  • Shatkarma (cleaning process)
  • Introduction of shatkarma
  • Jal neti and sutra neti
  • Eye cleaning (trataka and eyes cups)
  • Vaman dhauti
  • Kapalbhati
  • Agnisara

Ashtanga yoga asanas and their adjustment

  • Surya Namaskar A
  • Surya Namaskar B
  • Full primary series: Padangusthasana
  • Padahasthasana
  • Utthita Trikonasana
  • Parivrtta Trikonasana
  • Utthita Parsvakonasana
  • Prasarita Padottanasana A B C and D Parsvottanasana
  • Eka Pada Padangusthasana A B C and D
  • Ardha Baddha Padmottanasana Utkatasana
  • Virabhadrasana A and B
  • Dandasana
  • Paschimottanasana A B C and D Purvattanasana
  • Ardha Baddha Padma Uttanasana
  • Triang Mukaikapada Pashimottanasana
  • JanuSirsasana A B and C
  • Marichyasana A B C and D
  • Navasana
  • Bhujapidasana
  • Kurmasana
  • Supta Kurmasana
  • Garbha Pindasana
  • Kukkutasana
  • Baddha Konasana A and B
  • Konasana
  • Upavishta Konasana
  • Supta Konasana
  • Supta Padangusthasana A and B
  • Ubhaya Padanghusthasana
  • Urdhva Mukha Pashimottanasana
  • Setu Bandhasana
  • Urdhva Dhanurasana
  • Salamba Sarvangasana
  • Halasana
  • Karnapidasana
  • Urdhva Pindasana
  • Matsyasana
  • Urdhva Padmasana
  • Sirsasana
  • Urdhva Dandasana
  • Baddha Padmasana
  • Yogimudra
  • Uplutih
  • Savasana

Hatha yoga asanas and their adjustment

  • Dynamic postures - Pawanmuktasana series, Marjala asana, Vyaghrasana, Surya namaskar
  • Standing postures - Tadasana, Utkatasana, Padhastasana, Trikonasana, Parivrtta Trikonasana, Parshwakonasana, Parivrttaparshwakonasana, Veerbhadrasana I, Veerbhadrasana II, Veerbhadrasana III, Ardhchandrasana, Parsvottanasana, Prasaritapadottanasana
  • Inverted postures - Sirsasana, Sarvangasana, Halasana, Pinchamayurasana, Adhomukhavrkshasana
  • Twisting postures - Ardhmatsyendra asana, Parivrittijanusirsh asana, Kati Chakrasana
  • Back bend postures - Bhujangasana, Shalabhasana, Dhanurasana, Matsyasana, Ushtrasana, Kandhrasana, Chakrasana, Gomukhasana, Setu Asana, Rajkapotasana
  • Forward bend postures - Paschimotanasana, Janusirasana, Ardhpadam Paschimotanasana, Padprasar Paschimotanasana, Adho Mukha Svanasana
  • Balancing postures - Vrkshasana, Bak Dhayan asana, Mayurasana, Natraj asana, Garudasana, relaxation postures, Shashankasana, Makarasana, Savasana


  • Introduction of pranayama
  • Importance of pranayama
  • Yogic breathing technics for increasing awareness
  • Benefits of pranayama
  • Different pranayama and general guidelines
  • Nadi Sodhana pranayama
  • Bhastrika pranayama
  • Bhramari pranayama
  • Surya Bhedi and Chandra Bhedi pranayama
  • Sheetali and Sheetkari
  • Ujjayi pranayama


  • Introduction of yogic mudra
  • Jnana and chin mudra
  • Yoni mudra
  • Bhairava mudra
  • Shambhavi mudra
  • Nasikagra mudra
  • Prana mudra
  • Maha mudra
  • Maha vedha mudra
  • Different mudras for better health
  • Mudra for concentration
  • Common mudras for daily use


  • Introduction of Bandha
  • Uddiyana bandha
  • Jalandhar bandha
  • Mula bandha
  • Maha bandha

Yoga philosophy

  • Introduction to yoga
  • Its philosophy and evolution
  • Concept of Hatha yoga
  • Different practices of Hatha yoga
  • Introduction to yoga sutras of patanjali
  • Importance of discipline in path of yoga
  • Definition of yoga
  • Vrittis (mental fluctuations) and their classification
  • Consistent practice and non-attachment (Abhayasa and Vairagya)
  • Obstacles and distractions on the path of yoga (concepts of citta-viksepa and antaraya)
  • Ashtanga yoga

Yama, niyama

  • Asana, pranayama, pratyahara, dharana, dhyan, samadhi
  • Sattva, rajas, and tamas (Triguna)
  • Introduction to chakras and its functions
  • Lives of yogis (Inspiring stories)


  • Introduction to meditation and concentration
  • Breathing awareness meditation
  • Tips for developing concentration
  • Bahir and Antar trataka
  • Dynamic meditation (osho meditation)
  • Nada meditation (sound meditation)
  • Ajapajapa
  • Antar Mouna (silence practice)
  • Chakra meditation
  • Third eye meditation
  • Mantra meditation
  • Yantra meditation
  • 61 point meditation
  • Yoga Nidra inner visualization

Mantra chanting

  • What is the mantra and benefits of chanting mantra?
  • Shanti mantra (mantra of peace)
  • Guru mantra (mantra for guru)
  • Ganesh mantra (mantra for auspiciousness)
  • Mahamritumjaya mantra (mantra on lord shiva)
  • Gayatri mantra (universal prayer)
  • Yogena Cittasya (Sloka on sage Patanjali)
  • Hare rama, Hare Krishna (Maha mantra)


  • Skeletal system
  • Muscular system
  • Muscle functions according to joint movements
  • Respiratory system
  • Endocrine system
  • Circulatory system
  • Nervous system
  • Digestive system
  • Chakras inversions
  • Physiological benefits of asana

Teaching methodology

  • Positive and conscious communication
  • Friendship and trust
  • Time management
  • Qualities of a teacher
  • Principles of demonstrating, observation, assisting, correcting
  • Use of voice in class
  • Mental and emotional preparation for teaching
  • Class preparation
  • Step by step class structure planning

Evaluation is based on

  • Written test
  • Asana practical test
  • Attendance
  • Performance
  • Behavior

Daily schedule

  • 05:30 Morning bell
  • 06:30 - 06:45 Morning tea
  • 06:45 - 07:00 Shatkarma
  • 07:00 - 08:15 Hatha
  • 08:15 - 08:45 Pranayama
  • 09:00 - 09:30 Breakfast
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Yoga philosophy
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Alignment - adjustment - methodology
  • 12:00 - 12:30 Lunch
  • 15:00 - 16:00 Anatomy and physiology
  • 16:15 - 17:45 Ashtanga yoga
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Meditation and mantra chanting
  • 19:15 - 20:00 Dinner
  • 22:00 Lights off

Included excursions

During this course, you will enjoy:

  • Ganga Aarti ceremony
  • Himalayan temple and village tour
  • Rishikesh temples and city sightseeing
  • Waterfall


Yogi Yogesh Ji

Yogi Rajesh Ji

Yogi Sadhushri


This yoga teacher training program will take place in a serene and comfortable setting in the spiritual city of Rishikesh. Located on the banks of the Ganga River, the sacred river, and nestled in the Himalayas Valley, Gyan Yoga Ashram welcomes you to their home in the heart of the city. Located far from the hustle and bustle of the big city, the training center is close to local amenities, local market, and the forest for walking.


During this yoga training, you will be served daily three delicious and healthy vegetarian meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). Filtered water, herbal tea, and snacks are also available. The menu is creative and balanced with proteins so you feel full and satisfied.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Lacto-ovo Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • Raw food
  • Naturopathic
  • Fruitarian
  • Lactose Free
  • Yogic
  • Other dietary requirements on request
  • Ayurvedic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

These activities are not included in the package but can be arranged upon request.

  • Attend Ganga Arti
  • Bungee jumping
  • Camping and bonfire
  • Cliff jumping
  • Experience the traditional Indian culture
  • Ayurvedic massage and therapies
  • Flying fox
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain biking
  • Parasailing and paragliding
  • Rappelling and rock climbing
  • River rafting - the most popular thing to do in Rishikesh
  • Trekking

Spa treatments

One free full body Ayurvedic massage is included in your package.

What's included

  • 27 nights twin shared accommodation
  • Rooms with hot water, attached bath, and toilet
  • Unlimited free high-speed Wi-Fi internet connection
  • 3 times daily nutritious vegetarian meals and teas
  • Course books and course manual
  • Cleansing material like neti pot, rubber tube, and so on
  • 1 Himalayas trip
  • Every weekend excursion
  • Taxi-pickup from Jolly Grant Airport (DED)
  • Every Saturday Satsang (spiritual gathering)
  • 1 full body massage
  • Usage of in house library

What's not included

  • Private accommodation (250 USD extra)
  • Flights

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Gyan Yoga Ashram will pick you up from the airport. From there, you may book another flight to the nearest domestic airport near Rishikesh, which is Jolly Grant Airport (DED). Transfer from and to this airport is included. Gyan Yoga Ashram will pick you up from this airport. If you want to be picked up from Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), they will arrange it at an additional price of 60 USD.

Arrival by bus

From Delhi, the city of Rishikesh is about 230 kilometers away and is well connected by buses. A bus journey may take about five to seven hours depending on the traffic and it costs you about 130 to 350 INR. A bus with air conditioning will cost about 250 to 700 INR. In Rishikesh, there are several travel agencies scattered around Swarg Ashram and Lakshman Jhula that can book luxury buses to common destinations like Delhi, Jaipur, Pushkar, and Varanasi.

Arrival by train

A quiet branch line connects Rishikesh to Haridwar, but there are only about three trains daily. It is better to take the train to Haridwar and continue by bus from there which will take 45 minutes and costs 50 INR, or you can tell them your train detail. They will arrange a free pick up for you from Haridwar Railway station.


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Airport: Jolly Grant Airport Airport transfer included: Jolly Grant Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport Airport transfer available: Indira Gandhi International Airport (US$60 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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