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This comprehensive 500-Hour Yoga Teacher Training program has been meticulously crafted to guide you along your yoga journey. It stands as one of the most effective pathways to cultivate a profound understanding of yoga practices and earn your certification as a yoga teacher. Our Yoga Alliance registered course is dedicated to empowering aspiring yoga instructors, facilitating a deeper exploration of yoga and meditation. Our commitment lies in providing students with undivided attention during classes, expert guidance in utilizing props, and the freedom to progress at their own pace. Embark on your journey to become an adept, certified, and registered yoga teacher through our esteemed yoga school in India. Benefit from unparalleled training under the guidance of accomplished instructors, including Masters and PhD holders. Our curriculum is enriched with stimulating quizzes, engaging assignments, and a final exam that will equip you with an extensive knowledge of yoga. With a month of intensive training and a lifetime of learning, this program ensures a transformative experience. Upon completion of the program, we offer support for registering your certificate with Yoga Alliance, allowing you to do so at your convenience. Additionally, graduates become eligible for Advanced Level Certification Courses recognized by Yoga Alliance. Immerse yourself in a life-changing journey of learning yoga and spirituality, right at the birthplace of yoga itself.

What is Included?

  • 56 Nights of Private or Shared Accommodation
  • Free Pickup from Dehradun Airport 1st of month
  • 3 Times Daily Nutritious Vegetarian Meals and Herbal Tea
  • 3 Full Complimentary Body Massage
  • Cleansing Kit
  • Training Manual and study material
  • 24/7 support during your stay at the Ashram
  • Theoretical and Practical Skills
  • Wifi Access
  • Weekend Excursions
  • Kirtan
  • 24 X 7 CCTV Surveillance

500 Hours TTC Fee

Type Budget Room Standard Room
Shared Room $1700 USD/ $1600 USD $1850 USD/ $1750 USD
Private Room $1900USD/ $1800 USD $2000USD/$1900 USD

Course Overview

What makes the Yoga Capital unique?

We've extolled the virtues of this place quite a bit, but it's only fair to provide an explanation of why it's so extraordinary. However, before we delve into that, let's address a simple question: when someone mentions "yoga," what's the first word that comes to mind? Undoubtedly, it's "Rishikesh," the yoga capital. Now, if we were to tell you that, in addition to practicing and transforming yourself, you'd also find yourself in a slice of paradise on Earth, would you believe us? Indeed, the Yoga Capital is nothing short of a heavenly abode, nestled amidst the serene beauty of the Himalayan ranges, with the holy Ganges river meandering through. Simply strolling through this place feels like a heavenly experience, and engaging in yoga here is a journey unlike any other. The atmosphere, with its mentors, fellow students, delectable cuisine, serenity, and a profound sense of purpose, imbues this place with a unique charm. You'll feel right at home, and that's the most remarkable aspect of Vinyasa Yogshala. It boasts all the amenities one could desire, complemented by exceptionally qualified instructors. Therefore, considering all these factors, it's hard to fathom any better alternative for learning yoga.

Daily Schedule For 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Wake up to the sound of the bell and follow a structured daily schedule that includes various yoga practices, learning sessions, and relaxation time:

Time Activity
5:30 am Morning Bell
6:30 AM - 7:30 AM Shatkarma & Pranayama
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Traditional Hatha Yoga
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Breakfast
10:00 AM - 10: 45 AM Yoga Anatomy
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Yoga Alignment & Adjustment
12:15 PM - 12:45 PM Mantra Chanting & Yin Yoga / Therapeutic Yoga
01:00 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch
03:00 PM - 4:00 PM Yoga Philosophy
04:00 PM - 5:30 PM Ashtanga Yoga & Vinyasa Flow Yoga
06:00 PM - 7:00 PM Meditation & Restorative Yoga
07:10 PM - 8:00 PM Dinner
10:00 pm Lights off

Curriculum For 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course

Ashtanga Yoga

Our yoga teacher training program spans a total of 500 hours, divided into two segments: 200 hours dedicated to the Primary series of Ashtanga yoga and 300 hours for the Intermediate series. We follow a traditional approach inspired by the teachings of K. Pattabhi Jois, ensuring a systematic and comprehensive understanding of Ashtanga yoga.

Month 1

  • Week 1: We kick off the training with an introduction to Ashtanga yoga, specifically focusing on the Primary series. Students will also become familiar with Sun salutations A & B.
  • Week 2: This week concentrates on the standing sequence postures, as well as the effective use of yoga props to enhance the practice..
  • Week 3: We delve into the seated sequence postures and the Finishing sequence postures during this week.
  • Week 4: The month culminates with Mysore-style practice, allowing students to self-practice the Primary series, and they begin their journey into teaching by practicing their instructional skills.

Month 2:

  • Week 1: In the second month, we start with a guided practice of the Primary series, led by the instructor. Mysore-style practice continues for self-improvement.
  • Week 2: We initiate the Intermediate series halfway through the second month, introducing students to its intricacies.
  • Week 3: This week is dedicated to the complete practice of the Intermediate series, guided by the instructor, ensuring a comprehensive understanding.
  • Week 4: The month concludes with Mysore-style practice of the Intermediate series and a focus on refining teaching skills.

Throughout this 500-hour program, our aim is to progressively guide our students through the entire Ashtanga yoga sequence, fostering a deep and authentic understanding of this traditional practice.

  • Introduction to Vinyasa Flow: Vinyasa Flow is a dynamic yoga style that links breath with movement. It offers numerous physical and mental benefits, promoting flexibility, strength, and relaxation.
  • Designing a Vinyasa Flow Sequence: To create a Vinyasa Flow sequence, start with a warm-up, progress through a series of poses, and end with a cool-down. Ensure smooth transitions and a balanced mix of poses
  • Vinyasa Flow for Peak Postures: Incorporate peak postures strategically within the sequence. Gradually prepare the body for challenging poses by building up to them.
  • Importance of Breathing in Vinyasa Flow: Breath is central to Vinyasa Flow. Properly timed breath helps synchronize movements, enhances focus, and maximizes the benefits of the practice.
  • Cuing Vinyasa Flow for Different Levels: Adjust your instructions for varying skill levels. Offer modifications and options for beginners while challenging advanced practitioners with more complex variations.
  • Student-Designed Flow: In the final week of both 200- and 300-hour courses, students will create and lead their own Vinyasa Flow class, applying their knowledge and teaching skills.

In the last week of both 200- and 300-hour courses, students will be asked to prepare their own flow and guide the class.

Yoga Philosophy (Yog Darshan) and Evolution:

  • Yoga philosophy is an ancient system of thought originating in India.
  • It has evolved over thousands of years, with contributions from various schools of thought, including Vedanta, Samkhya, and Tantra.

Patanjali Yoga Sutras:

  • Patanjali's Yoga Sutras are a foundational text in yoga philosophy.
  • They consist of 196 aphorisms, offering guidance on the practice of yoga and the path to spiritual realization.

Nadis (Ida, Pingala & Sushumna):

  • Nadis are energy channels in the body according to yogic tradition.
  • Ida and Pingala represent the lunar and solar energies, while Sushumna is the central channel associated with spiritual awakening.


  • Chakras are energy centers in the body, with each corresponding to different aspects of human experience.
  • There are seven primary chakras, starting from the base of the spine to the crown of the head.

Eight Limbs of Ashtanga Yoga:

  • Ashtanga Yoga is an eight-fold path outlined by Patanjali.
  • It includes ethical guidelines (Yamas and Niyamas), physical postures (Asanas), breath control (Pranayama), and meditation (Dhyana).

Pancha-Vayus and Panchakoshas:

  • Pancha-Vayus are the five vital energies in the body, governing various bodily functions.
  • Panchakoshas are the five layers or sheaths that encase the true self (Atman), ranging from the physical to the blissful.

Life Stories of Yogis:

  • Yogis throughout history have inspiring stories, often demonstrating the transformative power of yoga.
  • Famous yogis like Paramahansa Yogananda, Swami Sivananda, and Sri Ramakrishna have left a lasting legacy

In essence, yoga philosophy encompasses a rich tapestry of concepts, practices, and spiritual wisdom that has evolved over millennia. It explores the human experience, the path to self-realization, and the methods to achieve harmony and enlightenment. The stories of yogis serve as inspirational examples of the profound impact of yoga on individuals' lives.

  • Introduction to Applied Yoga Anatomy: Commence by providing an overview of applied yoga anatomy, outlining its relevance and practical applications in yoga practice.
  • Anatomical Explanation of Asana: Delve into the anatomical aspects of yoga asanas, exploring how different postures affect the body's structures.
  • Significance of Movements: Discuss the importance of understanding and utilizing various movements within yoga practice for improved physical awareness and functionality.
  • Introduction to the Skeletal System: Introduce the skeletal system, emphasizing its role as the body's structural framework and how it relates to yoga practice.
  • Understanding Joint Mobility and Restrictions: Explore the concept of joint mobility, including the factors that influence it and methods to address restrictions in movement.
  • Introduction to the Muscular System:Provide an introduction to the muscular system, highlighting its role in movement and support during yoga practice.
  • Muscle Contractions in Detail: Examine muscle contractions in-depth, elucidating the mechanisms behind muscle engagement and relaxation.
  • Tension, Tightness, Strength, and Weakness of Muscles: Discuss the nuances of muscle tension, tightness, strength, and weaknesses, and their impact on yoga practice.
  • Understanding Flexibility and Strength in Detail: Explore the concepts of flexibility and strength, delving into how they interplay in yoga poses.
  • Muscle Relaxation Techniques: Introduce techniques for muscle relaxation within the context of yoga practice, promoting overall well-being.
  • Co-Activation of Muscles and Bandhas: Discuss the co-activation of muscles and the concept of bandhas in yoga, enhancing stability and control.
  • Musculoskeletal System: Examine the musculoskeletal system as a whole, emphasizing its integral role in yoga postures and movement.
  • Neuromuscular System: Introduce the neuromuscular system, highlighting its role in coordinating muscle actions during yoga practice.
  • Anatomical Exploration of an Exercise or Posture: Conduct an anatomical exploration of a specific exercise or yoga posture, deepening the understanding of its effects on the body.
  • The Yogic Approach to Breathing and Circulation: Explain the yogic perspective on breathing and circulation, emphasizing their vital role in overall health and yoga practice

Introduction to Pranayama and its Benefits:

Pranayama, an integral component of yoga, is the ancient art of controlling one's breath. It offers numerous physical, mental, and spiritual advantages. Prana, often described as life force or energy, is harnessed through various breathing techniques, aiding in the harmonization of mind and body. The benefits of practicing pranayama include stress reduction, enhanced lung capacity, improved concentration, and a sense of inner calm.

Introduction to Meditative Poses and Mudras:

In the pursuit of inner serenity and self-discovery, meditative poses and mudras are indispensable. These poses, such as the Lotus Position or Sukhasana, provide physical comfort while facilitating deep meditation. Mudras, on the other hand, involve hand gestures that channel energy and promote mental focus. These techniques serve as valuable tools for meditation practitioners.

Introduction to Bandhas (Locks) and Kumbhakas (Breath Retention):

Bandhas are specific muscle contractions employed to regulate the flow of prana within the body. These locks, including Mula Bandha (root lock) and Uddiyana Bandha (abdominal lock), help harness energy and direct it upward. Kumbhakas involve breath retention, which enhances lung capacity and mindfulness, aiding in deepening meditation and pranayama practices.

Breathing Exercises and Techniques:

To embark on the journey of pranayama, it is essential to explore various breathing exercises. Here are some key techniques:

  • Clavicular, Thoracic, and Diaphragmatic Breathing: These techniques focus on different areas of the respiratory system, promoting efficient oxygen intake and energy flow.
  • Yogic Breathing: Also known as three-part breathing, this method involves sequential filling of the abdomen, chest, and upper lungs, ensuring full breath utilization.
  • Ujjayi, Bhastrika, Kapalbhati, Surya Bhedi: Ujjayi breath involves a gentle constriction of the throat, producing a soft, ocean-like sound. Bhastrika, Kapalbhati, and Surya Bhedi are dynamic breathing techniques that invigorate the body and mind.
  • Nadi Sodhana, Bhramari, Chandra Bhedi, Sheetali, Sheetkari: Nadi Sodhana balances the left and right energy channels, while Bhramari and Chandra Bhedi calm the nervous system. Sheetali and Sheetkari involve cooling breaths, excellent for reducing stress and regulating body temperature.

Regular practice of these pranayama techniques can lead to a profound sense of well-being, heightened self-awareness, and a deeper connection to the inner self. Incorporating these practices into one's daily routine can bring about transformative changes in physical health and mental equilibrium.

Yoga encompasses a wide array of cleansing techniques that contribute to holistic well-being. These practices, rooted in ancient wisdom, purify various aspects of the body and mind::

  • Jala Neti: Jala Neti involves rinsing the nasal passages with a saline solution. This process clears congestion, enhances breathing, and promotes sinus health.
  • Rubber Neti: Rubber Neti, a modern adaptation of Jala Neti, employs a rubber catheter for nasal cleansing. It offers a gentle and effective means of nasal purification.
  • Eye Cleansing: This technique focuses on cleansing the eyes, using clean water or herbal solutions. It soothes tired eyes, removes impurities, and fosters clarity of vision.
  • Kapalbhati - Lung Cleansing: Kapalbhati, a dynamic breathing exercise, aids in purifying the respiratory system. Rapid exhalations clear the lungs of toxins, boost lung capacity, and invigorate the body.
  • Kunjal - Stomach Cleansing: Kunjal involves drinking a large quantity of saline water followed by inducing vomiting. It detoxifies the stomach, alleviates digestive issues, and revitalizes the digestive organs.
  • Shankprakshalan: This comprehensive cleansing practice involves drinking a substantial amount of saline water, followed by a sequence of specific yoga poses to flush the entire gastrointestinal tract. It offers profound digestive rejuvenation.
  • Dhauti Kriya: Dhauti Kriya comprises various techniques for internal cleansing. These practices include cleaning the stomach, esophagus, and even the intestines. They facilitate detoxification and promote digestive health.

Incorporating these cleansing techniques into one's yoga regimen can lead to a profound sense of purity, rejuvenation, and balance. They help remove physical and mental impurities, leaving practitioners feeling revitalized and spiritually connected.

  • Sequencing a Class: Designing a structured flow of poses and movements. Breath and Posture Integration: Utilizing breath control and optimal body alignment to craft a well-balanced sequence.
  • Adaptability: Adjusting the class plan based on the students' needs and abilities.
  • Teaching Diverse Skill Levels: Tailoring instructions and poses to accommodate various student proficiency levels.
  • Effective Cueing and Instruction: Communicating clearly and concisely to guide students of different levels.
  • Building Positive Relationships: Cultivating an atmosphere of trust and camaraderie through conscious communication.
  • Time Management: Efficiently managing class time to ensure a fulfilling experience for students.
  • Teacher Qualities: Developing the qualities of patience, empathy, and knowledge to be an effective instructor.
  • Demonstration and Observation Principles: Effectively showcasing poses and keenly observing students' form.
  • Assisting and Correcting Postures: Safely helping students improve their poses through hands-on assistance.
  • Voice Utilization: Using voice modulation and tone to engage and motivate the class.
  • Mental and Emotional Readiness: Preparing oneself mentally and emotionally to teach with focus and compassion.
  • Class Preparation: Organizing props, music, and any other materials needed for the class.
  • Structured Class Planning: Creating a step-by-step plan for the class, including warm-up, main sequence, and cool-down.

Body alignment is the cornerstone of a fulfilling yoga practice. Whether you're engaging in standing, seated, backward extension, forward extension, twisting, or inverted postures, understanding correct alignment is crucial for reaping the maximum benefits and avoiding injury. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the essence of body alignment in various yoga asanas, offering insights on how to perform postures correctly, common mistakes to avoid, precautions to take, contraindications, associated benefits, potential modifications, and the role of verbal and hands-on adjustments..

Understanding Body Alignment in Yoga Asanas

  • 1. How to Perform the Posture: - Detailed instructions on executing each asana with precision and mindfulness. - Guidance on breath control and the flow of energy during the pose.
  • 2. Correct Alignment: - Emphasis on proper alignment to ensure safety and effectiveness. - Highlighting key points for aligning the body, such as posture, placement of limbs, and gaze.
  • 3. Common Mistakes and Precautions: - Identification of common errors that can lead to discomfort or injury. - Precautions to consider to prevent strain and enhance the practice.
  • 4. Contraindications: - A comprehensive list of conditions or injuries that may restrict or prohibit certain poses. - Ensuring safety by avoiding poses that are not suitable for your body's current state.
  • 5. Benefits: - Exploring the physical, mental, and emotional advantages of each asana. - Understanding how alignment contributes to harnessing these benefits.
  • 6. Modifications: - Variations and props to accommodate different levels of flexibility and strength. - Making yoga accessible to individuals with physical limitations.
  • 7. Verbal Adjustments: - Techniques for instructors to guide students verbally in achieving proper alignment. - Enhancing students' self-awareness and alignment through verbal cues.
  • 8. Hands-On Adjustments: - Insights into the use of tactile cues by experienced yoga instructors. - Ensuring students' alignment through gentle, hands-on corrections with consent.

Meditation is a profound practice that holds immense importance in enhancing one's mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. It is a centuries-old tradition that has gained widespread recognition in recent years for its numerous benefits. Meditation involves training the mind to achieve a state of focused attention, relaxation, and heightened awareness. This practice not only reduces stress and anxiety but also cultivates inner peace, clarity, and a deeper connection with oneself. Its significance lies in its ability to promote mental clarity, emotional balance, and overall holistic health.

Tips for Enhancing Concentration and Minimizing Distractions in Meditation

To fully experience the benefits of meditation, it is crucial to maintain a high level of concentration and minimize distractions. Here are some valuable tips to help you achieve this:

  • Select a Quiet Space: Choose a serene and quiet location for your meditation practice to reduce external disturbances.
  • Comfortable Posture: Find a comfortable sitting or lying position that allows you to relax while remaining alert. This minimizes physical distractions.
  • Set a Timer: Establish a specific time limit for your meditation session using a timer. This prevents you from constantly checking the clock.
  • Control Your Breath: Focus on your breath, using it as an anchor to keep your mind from wandering. Pay attention to the inhales and exhales.
  • Mindful Observation: Observe your thoughts without judgment. Acknowledge distractions and gently return your focus to your chosen point of meditation, whether it's a mantra, your breath, or an object.
  • Create a Ritual: Develop a pre-meditation ritual that signals your mind it's time to meditate. This might include lighting a candle, taking deep breaths, or a brief relaxation exercise.
  • Consistent Practice: Regular meditation practice strengthens your concentration over time. Start with shorter sessions and gradually extend the duration as you progress.
  • Meditation Apps and Music: Utilize meditation apps or calming music to guide your practice and maintain your focus.

Various Types of Meditation Techniques

There are several meditation techniques, each with its unique approach and benefits. Here's a brief overview of some popular meditation methods:

  • Om / Mantra Meditation: Repeating a mantra or the sacred sound "Om" to center the mind and reach a meditative state.
  • Trataka: Gazing at a fixed point, such as a candle flame, to enhance concentration and inner stillness
  • Dynamic Meditation: Incorporates physical movements and deep breathing to release pent-up energy and promote mindfulness.
  • Silent Meditation: Meditating in complete silence, often focusing on the breath or inner sensations.
  • Japa Meditation: Repeating a specific word or phrase (mantra) silently or aloud to attain inner peace and spiritual growth.
  • Ajapa Japa: A technique combining breath control and mental repetition of a mantra to facilitate meditation effortlessly.
  • Antar Mouna: Inner silence meditation, involving observing and processing thoughts and emotions without attachment.
  • Nada Brahma Meditation: Focusing on inner sounds or vibrations to deepen awareness and connect with the inner self.
  • Yoga Nidra: A guided meditation practice that induces deep relaxation and explores the layers of consciousness

The attainment of the advanced 300-hour yoga program hinges on adhering to the following prerequisites:

  • Obtain a certified 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training Course (TTC) certificate from an accredited yoga school.
  • Attend and actively participate in all lectures and sessions
  • Punctually submit all assignments as per the schedule.
  • Conduct complete and comprehensive yoga sessions.
  • Attain a satisfactory passing grade upon completion of the course.


Accommodation & Food


During your stay, you will enjoy the comfort and cleanliness of our well-appointed rooms. Each room features a private, fully-equipped bathroom with both hot and cold water. In addition, you will have complimentary access to high-speed Wi-Fi and essential daily amenities. You can choose between shared accommodations or opt for a private room.

  • Rooms furnished with quality furniture
  • Private en-suite bathrooms
  • Uninterrupted availability of both hot and cold water.
  • Complimentary unlimited Wi-Fi access
  • 24/7 availability of water
  • Enhanced safety with CCTV surveillance


We prioritize providing you with nutritious, well-balanced vegetarian meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Our menu includes fresh fruits, salads, and healthy beverages. We also offer gluten-free options to accommodate your dietary needs. Please inform us in advance about your preferences.


Rishikesh is often referred to as the "Yoga Capital of the World" and is a renowned destination for yoga teacher training. It offers a serene and spiritual environment along the banks of the Ganges River, making it a popular choice for yoga enthusiasts.

A 500-hour course covers a wide range of topics, including advanced asana practice, pranayama, meditation, yoga philosophy, anatomy, teaching methodology, and more. The curriculum is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of yoga.

It's advisable to maintain a regular yoga practice before starting the course to build strength and flexibility. Additionally, prepare yourself mentally by setting clear intentions, staying open to learning, and maintaining a positive and disciplined mindset.

While English is commonly used as the medium of instruction in these courses, it's essential to have a reasonable understanding of English to benefit fully from the training.

You should pack comfortable yoga clothing,personal items, any required yoga props, and any necessary documents such as your passport and visa. Be prepared for both warm and cooler weather, depending on the time of year.

A 500-hour course is more comprehensive and longer in duration than a 300-hour course. The 500-hour program covers a broader range of topics and goes into greater depth in areas such as yoga philosophy, anatomy, and teaching methodology.

International students typically need a tourist visa to participate in a yoga teacher training course in India. Ensure you have the appropriate visa before traveling, and check the duration and validity to cover the entire course period.