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500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in India

Beginner's Course For Yoga Lovers

500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course In India

It is rightly said that human power is beyond limitations and can never be contained in estimates. This is the reason that humans are much progressive than any other living species.

But to break open the boundaries that we have created for ourselves in our own minds, we need to be steadfast in what we want to achieve. Hence, in this journey of becoming a complete Yogi, Rishikesh Yogkulam’s 500 Hour yoga teacher training in India course serves as the ultimate method to realize the true potential of one’s body and mind.

The course is affiliated to Yoga Alliance, USA, an international association which maintains quality yoga education worldwide. Our course is designed as per its standard international guidelines.

This teacher training is an opportunity for you to learn the true practices of yoga from a well-experienced faculty. Not only would you be able to outshine your physical and mental abilities, but you would also be capable of imparting similar skills to your students.

As a result, you would become proficient in conducting your own yoga classes very dynamically. Our 500 Hour yoga teacher training in India would make you efficient in dealing with every student independently. This intensive course would give you a thorough understanding of both the theoretical and practical aspect of yogic life.

500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in India

The yoga teacher training would aim at enhancing your personal practice for asanas(postures), pranayama(breathing) and dhyana(meditation).

Teaching methodology for all of the above-mentioned activities would be given utmost importance during your training.

500 hour yoga teacher training in rishikesh, india You would then be able to infuse your knowledge in your students with utmost fluency. To add to your comfort, the energetic ambiance of Rishikesh clubbed with the calm vibe of our campus would make you feel like at home.

What Get With This Course?

Internationally Certified 500 Hours Yoga Teacher Training in India

Yoga Alliance RYT 500 hour in India

Yoga Alliance RYT 500 hour in India

Lay the foundation stone of your career as a yoga instructor with 500 Hour yoga teacher training in India certification program from Rishikesh Yogkulam.

We are a yoga school registered with the Yoga Alliance, USA and provide the best 500 Hour yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, India.

We believe in delivering yoga education that meets global standards. That is why all our courses are designed as per the norms of Yoga Alliance.

We provide holistic yoga training to all our students who come from all over the world to pursue 500-hour yoga teacher training in India.

Our course covers classes on Poses (Asanas), Breathing( Pranayama) and Meditation (Dhyana). For each subject, we have dedicated teachers who are masters of their discipline. Enroll with us for certification courses in 200 Hour YTT, 300 Hour YTT and 500 Hour YTT.

What Are The Highlights?

500 Hours Yoga Teacher Training Course Outline

  • Daily yoga sessions
  • Hatha, Vinyasa, and Ashtanga Yoga practice
  • Meditation and Pranayama classes.
  • In-Depth study of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras
  • History and Overview of Yoga
  • Eight limbs of Yoga
  • Skeletal and Muscular system of the body
  • The Nervous System
  • Postural knowledge & Injury avoidance
  • Balancing of Energy
  • Discovering self-practice routine
  • Be a confident teacher by improving your teaching abilities
  • Discovering your own style of teaching
  • How to sequence your class
  • How to give instructions
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500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in India

Get the teacher training manual on arrival

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Explore Rishikesh, the soul of Yoga

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Accredited certificate by Yoga Alliance

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Food and Accommodation

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12+ years of experience and excellence in Yoga

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Each class with a group of maximum 15-20 students

YTTC Course Detail Summary

Course Syllabus - 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training In Rishikesh India

The following subjects are indicative of what you will study on this course


Anatomy of the subtle bodyLearn about how the body is receptive to the universal energy through Chakras, Pranas, Nadis


Marma pointsLearn to locate and activate these energy points to stimulate healing.


RestorativeLearn how to teach the restorative style of yoga - the techniques used for deeply relaxing the body.


PranayamaLearn to control and monitor breathing patterns for complete circulation.


Chants/MantrasRecitation of chants to enhance focus and memory.


Advanced methodologyLearn correct postural integration & Art of Adjustments


Yoga SutrasLearn the aphorisms from the texts of Patanjali which form the spiritual framework of Yoga.


Anatomy & PhysiologyGet in depth understanding of the internal systems and processes of the human body.


Applied anatomyTheoretical and practical understanding of the application of anatomy for diagnosis and cure.


AsanaLearn to perform Yoga poses and understand their benefits.


SanskritUnderstand and learn the traditional Sanskrit terms.


Yoga PhilosophyLearn the theory from the ancient scriptures and put the same into practice & their adaptation to modern Yoga.


Prop usageUse props and equipment to aid support while performing poses and enhance their benefit.


MeditationLearn about the association of meditation with Yoga, and learn to practice the same.


Yoga TherapyTheoretical and practical understanding of Yoga for health benefits.


Shatkarma: Boost your well-being with the ancient yogic art of cleansing and revitalizing through purifying practices for a happier and healthier you.

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Accommodation & Food - Rishikesh Yogkulam

At Rishikesh Yogkulam, we understand the importance of a healthy environment for a healthy mind, body and spirit. On the banks of the river Ganga in the foothills of the Himalayas, Rishikesh, India. Yogkulam is ideally located to help embrace the yogic lifestyle Accommodation is private and shared while the food is actually prepared at home, specially designed to nourish your body gain strength to focus on your practice. We strive to provide the best accommodation, facilities & delicious sattvic food so that everyone feels completely comfortable being warm & as much as possible.

Rishikesh Yogkulam offers simple yet comfortable accommodation to support your yoga practice:

  • Room Options: We provide single rooms and shared double rooms, as per your preference for privacy or a social atmosphere.
  • Facilities: All rooms have attached bathrooms with western toilets and 24/7 hot and cold showers.
  • Focus on Wellbeing: We understand the importance of a clean and comfortable environment for your yoga journey so we organise room cleaning once a week during your stay
  • Private accommodation & Air conditioning facilities are available at an additional cost.

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When it comes to food, Rishikesh Yogkulam provides:

  • Vegetarian Meals: Three delicious, vegetarian meals are served daily from Monday to Saturday (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). This aligns with the yogic principle of sattvic diet for inner peace and focus. We also cater for vegan and gluten free diet however we do not serve for celiac disease and severe gluten allergy
  • Self-Exploration on Sundays: On Sundays, no meals are provided, giving you the opportunity to explore the cafes and restaurants around Rishikesh and experience the local cuisine.
  • Hydration: RO filtered safe drinking water is readily available to keep you hydrated throughout your stay.
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Time Table At Rishikesh Yogkulam

Daily Schedule for 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training In India 2024-25

The daily activity schedule for 500 Hours Yoga Teacher Training in India is designed in a balanced way that keeps the student thinking about the subject throughout the day as well as their own time.

The syllabus is an excellent combination of yoga theory and practice. This also keeps the student motivated throughout the courses. The daily schedule of the course is as follows:

06:00 AM

Morning Bell

06:30 AM - 07:30 AM

Hatha Yoga

07:45 AM - 08:45 AM


08:45 AM - 09:45 AM


10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Yoga Philosophy

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Alignment And Adjustment


All classes are compulsory when permission has been granted by the respected instructor to attend in case of emergency or illness. Unaccepted forms will not be accepted, and this will affect students’ monthly performance.

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12:15 PM - 01:00 PM

Yoga Anatomy/ Teaching Methodology

01:00 PM - 02:00 PM


04:15 PM - 05:45 PM

Ashtanga Vinyasa/ Yin Yoga

06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Meditation/Yoga Nidra

07:00 PM - 08:00 PM


09:00 PM

Lights Off

05:30 AM

Morning Bell

06:00 AM - 07:30 AM

Hatha Yoga

07:45 AM - 08:45 AM


08:45 AM - 09:45 AM


10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Yoga Philosophy

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Alignment And Adjustment


All classes are compulsory when permission has been granted by the respected instructor to attend in case of emergency or illness. Unaccepted forms will not be accepted, and this will affect students’ monthly performance.

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12:15 PM - 01:15 PM

Yoga Anatomy And Physiology

01:30 PM - 02:30 PM


03:45 PM - 04:00 PM

Yoga Teaching Methodology

04:15 PM - 05:45 PM

Ashtanga Vinyasa/Yin Yoga

06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Meditation/ Yoga Nidra

07:00 PM - 08:00 PM


Note*:Schedule is subjected to change.

Points To Be Noted

500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in India - Principles and Guideline

Principles and Guideline

  • Discipline is an integral part of the training program and so the course routine must be strictly observed.
  • Disrespecting the rules and regulations could result in termination of studentship with no refund of fee.
  • Absenting oneself from the scheduled program without prior permission of the teacher or manager concerned would be taken as a breach of discipline.
  • A student must inform in advance if they intend to skip a meal so that there is no wastage of food.
  • Rishikesh yogkulam does not make arrangements for guests of students.
  • Any activity that is not related to the course is not permitted.
  • Ensure you are on time for class or you will not be permitted to enter any class once it has commenced.
  • Smoking and alcohol are not permitted during the training.

Evaluation And Certification

  • Assessment will be based on written assignment.
  • A student’s teaching (Asana,Pranayama,Meditation) will be a part of the assessment criteria.
  • Evaluation will be carried out only for those students who have a minimum of 90% attendance.
  • Upon successful assessment, the student will receive a certificate accredited by Yoga Alliance, USA.


For 500 hour Teacher Training – the only prerequisite for our students is that they have an open mind and an appetite for learning and growth. At least 6 months of practice is recommended though not required.
Upon acceptance, to the course, the student is expected to be present for every class and complete the coursework.

Total Fee For 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course In Rishikesh, India: USD 2099

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What Do The 500 Hour YTT Course Fees Include?

  • 58/59 nights in shared/private accommodation with attached bathroom.
  • Course material.
  • Three organic delicious meals per day, plus morning herbal tea. On Sunday, there are no meals so you can enjoy the cafes around.
  • Outdoor excursions that include some of the caves, temples, waterfalls, or local mountain villages.
  • Use of campus facilities such as free Wi-Fi (Limited internet - internet speeds may vary).
  • life compass on ending the yoga course.
  • Complementary sound healing session.

What Is Not Included In The 500 Hour YTT Course Fees?

  • Private Accommodation - 600 USD additional.
  • The air conditioning facility is accessible in selected rooms with an extra charge of 150 USD per month.
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I loved my experience in the 300 hour training. It was intense and challenging but a beautiful container for growth with many fun and playful moments and activities.

Throughout the course I broke through many self-perceived limitations physically and mentally. I loved how there were so many different teachers with so much wisdom. The food and stay felt like luxury. It felt like a new beginning in my yoga journey even though I’ve been teaching for years. I’m grateful to have been immersed in such a rich learning environment and I can’t wait to share what I learned here with students.

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Why we are the best yoga teacher training in India

The word Yoga means union. It is a path to unite your mind and body for a superior union with the universal energy.

On this journey, let Rishikesh Yogkulam provide you a platform to prepare yourself in the best possible way through our 500 Hour yoga teacher training course Rishikesh India.

Situated in the heart of the holy city of Rishikesh, we are well-established yoga school. We strive to deliver authentic knowledge of all subjects of Yoga to all our students who come for their 500 Hour yoga teacher training in India.

We’ve listed down a few reasons out of a many as to why you should choose us for your next yoga teacher training course.

  • Rishikesh Yogkulam is registered with the Yoga Alliance, USA.
  • We provide 200 Hour, 300 Hour and 500 Hour yoga teacher training certification courses.
  • We have various teachers for different Yoga Styles such as Ashtanga, Hatha, Vinyasa and others.
  • All our teachers are proficient in their disciplines as well as very smooth with their communication.
  • Our hostel is extremely hygienic and well maintained.
  • The food served is purely vegetarian.
  • The teachers are very gentle with their teaching style. We don’t believe in rushing through the training.
  • The entire environment is very home

We have designed our classes to maintain a balance between theoretical and practical aspects of yoga. Our teachings are based on traditional yoga texts but we are dynamic with our teaching methodologies to ease understanding.

We invite you to experience a wholesome transformation of your mind and body with the best yoga teachers. Become a part of the Yogkulam Community by registering yourself with Rishikesh Yogkulam for your 200 Hour, 300 Hour and 500 Hour yoga teacher training in Rishikesh.

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What Does A Student Get After The Completion 500 Hour Course?

After completing the 500-hour yoga teacher training course from India, you would become a person with a great personality. You would get an authentic certificate from the institute, which would state that the student has completed his yoga teacher training course from a renounced institute of yoga teacher training and is entirely eligible to become a yoga instructor. The certificate would be from the Yoga Alliance, which is the top-notch yoga institute internationally.

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I don’t know if Rishikesh Yogkulam is the best Yoga School, but for sure it was the best one for me. It can be the best one for you if you are searching for a school that will provide you with great quality information both practical and theoretical, a good, clean place to stay (you don’t have to stress about cleaning because they even provide that) amazing food and wonderful staff 💕

The school is located in this dreamy mango garden, surrounded by nature. From time to time monkeys and toucans will come to visit you, check your progress 😂 and there’s even a friendly peacock 🦚. Everybody is really helpful, always there for you, from people that “take care of you” before your arrival (I’m the kind of person that has a lot of questions before going somewhere) to people that are in the management team, to the teachers that never seem bored for teaching same or similar things over and over again (I felt like everyone was teaching their first classes in terms of enthusiasm not content or quality of information) to the people that clean and cook for you.

They’re all working in union 💕 I liked the place so much that instead of doing just a 200h TTC, I prolonged for the 300h TTC. In the end, spending two amazing months there. I’m really grateful for everything I’ve experienced at Rishikesh Yogkulam and if you’re lucky enough you’ll get to do it too. I could write an entire novel about my experience there but I’ll stop here and let you write your own one. Namaste 🙏

P.s. They have a great photographer that can capture exquisite shots of you and your friends, because it’s impossible not to make friends there

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What You Know Before This Course

Why 500 Hour Yoga in Rishikesh, India

There’s no doubt about the fact that India is definitely the best place in the world to learn Yoga.

But in such a diverse country, which city should one prefer for a wholesome yoga teacher training? Certainly, the answer is Rishikesh, the place popular for being the World Yoga Capital. Surrounded by the lush green mountains of the great Himalayan Range, Rishikesh is a quaint little town in North India.

Due to the presence of holy river Ganges, it is an important pilgrimage for Hindus. Most importantly, it has been the epicenter for Yoga training since time immemorial. People from all countries come to India to take up yoga teacher training in Rishikesh and also for yoga retreats.

If you too are looking for authentic yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, then Rishikesh Yogkulam is just the right school for you.

We cover various important yoga subjects such as Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Meditation and others in our curriculum. All our teachers are dedicated to delivering the best yoga knowledge to our students.

Style Of Yoga For This Course

500 Hours Yoga teacher training in India

India is a rich country. It has given a lot to the world, especially in terms of wellness. And when we talk about wellness, the first thought that strikes our mind is of Yoga.

This magical science finds its origin in India. The proof of its existence lies in Vedic texts which date back to 5000 BC or even earlier. Learnings from these texts are so profound that even today innumerable people practice yoga as per these scriptures.

As the popularity increases, consequently, the number of people who come to take 500 Hour yoga teacher training retreat also increases, Obviously, due to such popularity, there are various institutions all across India that teach yoga professionally.

Most of these institutions are in Himalayas, Kerala, and Karnataka. But the best yoga schools are found in Rishikesh, Uttrakhand. This small town in the laps of Himalayas is a hotspot to learn all styles of Yoga be it Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Hatha Yoga to name a few.

When the question arises to do 200 Hour, 300 Hour and 500 Hour yoga teacher training in India, the first choice of every person is Rishikesh. Consequently, there are a lot of yoga schools in Rishikesh but it is Rishikesh Yogkulam that stands apart from everyone when it comes to delivering veritable knowledge of yoga in Rishikesh.

We are registered with the Yoga Alliance, USA to provide 500 Hour yoga teacher training certification in India (RYT 500). Our residential teaching programs have been a boon to all our students. We strive to excel in providing the best yoga teachers in the world. Register with us to create a solid foundation for your yoga career with our 500 Hour yoga teacher training program.

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Activity During The Course

Outdoor Activities & Excursions for 500 Hours Yoga TTC in India

Engage in wholesome activities on the weekends during our 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course. We arrange for exciting activities such as river rafting, waterfall visits, spiritual programs, temple visits, outdoor yoga sessions, dance classes, sunrise trekking, and much more.

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Outdoor Yoga Practice

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Dance Class

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Visit to Neer Waterfall

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Ganga Arti

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River Rafting

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Sunrise Trip To Kunjapuri Temple

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Visit to Vashistha Cave Rishikesh

Course Summary

Best 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course in Rishikesh, India

Rishikesh Yogkulam has 60 days yoga in Rishikesh for 500 hours yoga teacher training course. The course is ideal for intermediate students who want to go deeper in their journey. This means that you need previous experience and knowledge to join this 500-hour YTTC in Rishikesh. The class follows the guidelines given by the Yoga Alliance and you should be serious about it. Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a Yoga Alliance, USA certification.

You will gain vast experience and knowledge throughout the 500 hours Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh. The course includes a few one-off experiences like river rafting and midnight forest walks to see the sunrise. Outdoor and indoor activities like doing yoga poses in the lap of Mother Nature and attending peaceful kirtan raga and traditional dance classes can be very enjoyable. In addition to the above traditional and contemporary methods of teaching yoga, you would have a fit body with a proper meal plan for morning, noon and evening. We have a complete RO filtration system in Yogakula, which provides drinking water throughout the organisation.

Study Material For This Course

Recommended Reading For 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course

For a 200-hour yoga teacher training course, here are some recommended reading materials that cover various aspects of yoga philosophy, anatomy, teaching methodology, and more:


Ajna Chakra


Mudra Bandha


The Ayurveda


Bhagwat Gita


Ayurveda Encyclopedia


Hatha Yoga


Moola Bandha


Prana & Pranayama


Tattwa Shuddhi


Yoga Sutras


Yogic Management


Questions You May Have

Things To Know Before Joining Our 500 Hours Yoga Teacher Training Course

Yes, it is possible to enroll for both courses at once. If you are a beginner, we would suggest that you wait between the two courses so you have time to process the information and practice more. However, if you don’t have the possibility of coming back later, then it is a good option to pursue both courses at once.

Doing all 500 hours together will help in saving your time and money.

Yes, after the 200 hour course, you will be free until the first of the next month. No food will be provided, only accommodation will be provided during those day.

For the 300 hours, we will briefly sum up the main topics (from the 200 hours) and move on with the new topics.

Some of the teachers will be the same as the 200 hour course while a few of them will be different.

Some of the excursions will be repeated while a few of them will be new.

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What's More in the Bucket?

Other Yoga Teacher Training Programs in Rishikesh, India

Rishikesh Yogkulam is a registered yoga school in Rishikesh, offering various yoga teacher training courses. The courses are for students of all levels. Beginner to Master level students can enrol in the courses of their choice and begin their yoga journey in India. The courses are taught by well-qualified professionals in the same field with years of working experience and knowledge.

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Best Yoga Teachers - Rishikesh, India


Hatha Yoga & Ashtanga Vinyasa

Born in the lap of the holy Ganges, at the foot of the Bhootnath Shiva temple, in the midst of Himalayan forests, Dhirendra ji presents himself as a nature lover and spiritual seeker. Starting from one of the oldest, most prestigious and traditional schools in Rishikesh at the age of 5, Dhirendra believes that a mystical force drew him to yoga while once practicing asana during a fitness class in school. It was and under the able guidance of his guru Narendra Gusain who continued to practice asanas, following a sattvic diet and attend music classes that enabled him to practice yoga religiously. His dedication was such that there were times when he would practice till his body ached, it was at this point that he realized that outward praise and accolades meant nothing and the real meaning of yoga was that you could measure yourself from body, mind and spirit. The next phase of his training was under Guru Nalin Sharma, under whom he studied yoga philosophy and spiritual development and finally under Guru Roshan Singh, Dhirendra received lessons on personal development. When his three gurus thought he was ready, Dhirendra started the yoga school with one goal - to help other practitioners realize their full potential on their yoga journey.

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Anatomy & Physiology

Amit Payal, founder of Rishikesh Yogkulam, is a 500-hour e-RYT yoga teacher with an advanced degree in yoga science. He is a renowned, acclaimed yoga guru from Rishikesh, India. With many specializations such as Alignment, Adjustment, Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga, Yoga philosophy, Anatomy and Pranayama, Amit ensures that his students push their limits, test themselves and achieve their goals around. Despite his warmth and passion for yoga, he ensures that everyone who comes through his class leaves feeling confident in their accomplishments and a sense of unity and family. He has conducted regular teacher training courses for over five years and has taught over 100 YTTCs to clients worldwide. His experience, skill and warmth help all of his students during their journey through the mind and body while skillfully instructing them in breath control and movement - the pillars of yoga practice. Amit believes it is important that his teachings reflect a deep, authentic and ancient knowledge of yoga and its thousands of years old tradition.

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Yin Yoga & Meditation

Ella is a former Marketing Manager, who was always curious about the human mind and a more holistic perspective, which led her to study Neuro Linguistic Programming and Aromatherapy. Her yoga journey began at a time when she felt deeply depressed and couldn’t find purpose in life. Due to an inner calling, she decided to move to India and enroll in yoga classes and that was a turning point in her life. After a short period of full recovery from depression, inspired by the remarkable changes she made in her life, she went on to further deepen her studies through teacher training courses, retreats, workshops specializing in yin yoga, meditation techniques (Buddhist, Osho), the yoga nidra, Pre and Post Natal practices, as well as TCM. For her yin yoga practice, she takes inspiration from Sarah Powers. Her classes focus on releasing mental and physical barriers from the body. In her teaching you will find many practices for both mental and spiritual. She always places great emphasis on breathing technique before and after studying during meditation. Passionate about music and natural healing, she enjoys incorporating music, sound therapy and aromatherapy into her classes. Her favorite motto is "Change is hardest at the beginning, messiest in the middle, and best at the end."

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Alignment & Adjustment

Pankaj Sharma was born and brought up in the foothills of the Himalayas in Himachal Pradesh. After completing his BA in Sanskrit, he moved to Rishikesh and spent 8 years of his life in an ashram, while learning yoga in an age-old gurukula style and practicing a disciplined yogic life. To satisfy his self-indulgence in enlightenment, Pankaj simultaneously taught in various ashrams and yoga schools and obtained a higher degree in yoga. Having entered the ashram life early, With his teaching skills and knowledge of the Vedas, Pankaj has carved an art for himself in yoga, Upanishads and philosophy.

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Ashtanga Vinyasa

Jitu Ji is a distinguished and time-honoured, traditional icon. It was here in Rishikesh that he completed his Bachelor’s degree in Sanskrit from Paramarthaniketan Ashram and his Master’s degree in Yoga from the prestigious Uttarakhand Sanskrit University. He has devoted more than 10 years of his life to various ashrams like Bhagirathi Dham Ashram and Ananddham Ashram. He teaches Ashtanga Vinyasa in our school, and his ancient teaching methods bring students in and create a sense of appreciation and satisfaction.

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Yog Nidra & Meditation

As a teacher, Deepa ji focuses heavily on meditation, Yoga Nidra, mantra chanting and laughter yoga. She has been lovingly teaching 200-hour and 300-hour yoga teacher trainings at renowned yoga schools for over 12 years. Definitions of spirituality for many people can differ from each other, but for Deepa 'spirituality' is all about peace of mind, receiving deep support and respect from those who value it to cooperate among themselves in order to achieve complete balance there all -Deepa ji loves to have pleasant walks in nature. Traveling has always been her passion, and she doesn’t think twice about making it a discovery.

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Mantra Chanting

Mandeep Ji came to Rishikesh in 2002 and practiced yoga on the banks of the holy river Ganga for many years. Having completed his basic education at the renowned Paramarthniketan Ashram, he has been teaching the knowledge of mantra chanting, yoga philosophy and meditation to other practitioners for over 10 years. Apart from this, he is an experienced astrologer and has been working in this line for over 9 years. Not to mention, Mandeep Ji is also passionate about music and is a sound therapist. A true maestro in his profession, Mandeep Ji, who has been practicing yoga for an incredible 18 years, goes above and beyond to inspire his students to explore and realize their full potential!

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Yoga philosophy, Meditation

Sadhu Shriji has deep knowledge of philosophy due to his study background in Indian philosophy. He did in-depth research on Patanjali Yoga Sutra, Upanishads and Buddhist literature which have contributed immensely to his knowledge in philosophy and history. For years, the Yoga Guru has shared his valuable philosophical experience with his students while teaching them how to apply knowledge in their daily lives through a practical approach backed by logic. He is helping hundreds of students every year to explore the deeper realms of yoga and become master teachers. He started his educational journey from Divya Jeevan Samaj, Sivananda Ashram, Rishikesh. Later he added more feathers to his cap.

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Sound Healing, Reiki

Siddhaji brings with him a wealth of knowledge from his experiences and backgrounds, he is formally educated with a Masters of Business Administration in Marketing Management, a Masters in Retail Management and also has a degree in Geography and has experience with multinationals operate in Dubai and India. Teaching yoga classes quickly took over, and he has begun sharing his passion for it. His yoga classes blend his love of creative ways to share these traditional skills with a more modern aspect that brings students together. By continuously practicing various breathing practices (pranayama), harmonious protection and yoga as a healing method. Versatile retreat focusing on mind, body, breathing skills, yoga Nidra , different meditation techniques and the study of yoga has opened him intuitively to harmony with the universe.

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Andrea Gelpi testimonial

Andrea Gelpi

200 Hour YTTC


Yogkulam means family. They have been my family during this month of September. I have to say that this school is run from the heart, with highly qualified teachers, where I have learned from their experience and wisdom. With love and affection they have been aware of all our concerns and have taken great care of us. They are serious and professional, wanting to transmit yoga in the best way. And the views from the school are amazing. Al the best 😘

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Jorge Gonzalez

200 Hour YTTC


Yogkulam truly is a yoga family. Very quickly we became like a family, sharing thoughts, ideas, dreams and cultural exchange. It was such a humbling experience, the teachers were great, overall the course syllabus is very complete. I learned so much about the lifelong journey that yoga represents. It was challenging everyday but there Is nothing that I regret coming to yogkulam. The food everyday was so delicious and nutritious, Sunil really took care of us. It was such a fresh and fun training because the teachers are young and very knowledgeable. Special thanks to Amitji and Jituji, our asana and theory teachers, and my dear friends!

Lucy Robertson testimonial

Lucy Robertson

200 Hour Online YTTC


I recently completed my 200 hour online teacher training with Rishikesh yogkulam and would highly recommend them to anyone looking to undertake a teacher training course. Don't look any further! The teachers are incredibly knowledgeable, and are always available to answer any question. I loved the holistic approach to the curriculum with Hatha Asana, Ayurveda, Philosophy, Pranayama, and Meditation training. This holistic approach to teacher training helped me develop a wider perspective and learn how each is interconnected. Thank you Rishikesh yogkulam :)

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Crystal Osuji

200 Hour YTTC


What a phenomenal month-long journey to the self with these guys! Rishikesh Yogkulam went above and beyond my expectations for a TTC. All of the teachers are very relatable and extremely passionate and knowledgeable about their craft. Going into the experience, I wanted to be able to take away as much information as I could to pass along to my future yoga students. This program really prepares you with all the tools you need and gives you the confidence you need to be an amazing yoga teacher. Thank you for sharing your culture and love of yoga with me. Rishikesh Yogkulam is an unforgettable experience. Thank you.

Reena testimonial


200 Hour YTTC


Wow!!! Having completed many courses in my life I left Yogkulam feeling inspired and wanting to learn more. The passion of ancient yogic knowledge oozes from the teachers who with love, respect and dignity hold true to what they believe and what they have been taught. They looked after my inflexible body and on my journey have knowingly or unknowingly taught me to respect and expand on the limitations which I have put on myself throughout my life. The 200Hr TTC is well thought out with great teachings on all levels of the Physical, Mental, Emotional and Spiritual aspects of life. Be inspired, feel whole and let go. We create our own walls so when you are ready free yourself. There’s only one place I can recommend in Rishikesh to study yoga and that is Yogkulam. Join the family.

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Eva Drabkova

500 Hour YTTC


If you do care more for the content than the famous name, then go for this school. Led by experienced teachers Dee and Amit in a professional way, yet very friendly atmosphere. I felt at home from the very first moment. We were a small group and thanks to it received all the attention from our teachers and got answers to all our questions. Many new inputs and inspiration for yoga practice. Premises are beautiful and the food is delicious prepared by the smiling chef :). Thank you for the unforgettable and beautiful experience!

Anaïs Guyon testimonial

Anaïs Guyon

200 Hour YTTC


I will highly recommend this school, with an extremely professional team of teachers. Because it's a small structure you will benefit from the best attention which is a really important point to choose a school and to progress I think. I took my training course with Amit and I can affirm he is a very good teacher, extremely knowledgeable, and overachiever. Him and all the team will take you high in your practice, your knowledge and will give you the confidence to teach your turn. Rishikesh yogkulam is a good choice!

Lucy Roberts testimonial

Lucy Roberts

300 Hour YTTC


I followed my previous teacher Dee for my 300 hour yoga teacher training course to his new school which he runs with Amit, both exceptional teachers. My knowledge of asana and alignment has improved especially but all the classes were brilliant. The course is intense but well worth it. The food is delicious and cooked with love every single day. The rooms are light, bright, clean and spacious. The teachers took us on excursions around rishikesh on our day off, invited us to an Indian wedding and threw a lovely birthday celebration for one of the girls on the course. My group was small and we had a very special bond with each other by the end. Can’t thank the teachers enough. I highly recommend this school.

Jennifer Santiago testimonial

Jennifer Santiago

500 Hour YTTC


I did a lot of research for the perfect school and I am so glad I found it! The teachers are amazing, full of knowledge, willing to help you grow, always an ear for your questions, assistance if you have any problem or health issues, respect full and always in a good mood to share wonderful experiences and memories with you. I can't say enough thank you for all your kindness and knowledge I got from all the teachers of Rishikesh Yogkulam. I definitely will be back to keep studying with all of them. And a big hug to my colleagues there was one of a kind and so happy to have shared all this experience with them too. Definitely this school is the best you can find in Rishikesh. Dhanyawad

Hannah testimonial


200 Hour YTTC


Dhi and Amit gurujis will teach you to be both flexible and strong at the same time. I am so grateful I was able to learn from the best. They have the knowledge and passion to train you to be a better yogi and improve your practice. I have so much respect for both, and am so excited to see that they have teamed up to start a school that will optimally train your body, mind and spirit to be “healthy and happy”. I would highly recommend it to any yogi to learn from Dhi and Amit. You will gain lifelong friends, not just teachers.

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trustpilot Nov 4, 2022

Highly Recommended..

Highly recommended... I'm a beginner, just practicing yoga from last month. Here, i learn 60+ asanas within a month and gain knowledge of pranayama, meditation and so on... Trainers are good... Here, i am getting good and healthy foods everyday.. Rishikesh is the best place to practice yoga.. If I step out of the room in school, always i can hear ganga sound and beautiful view... It's a good experience...


trustpilot Nov 12, 2022

Experiencing the subtler realities of Yoga

A once in a lifetime experience, very well crafted and packaged with a lot of love and affection. The team is motivated towards helping everyone achieve the collective goal. 360 degree perspective on the entire circle of Indian philosophy which gives a deeper understanding of what you are doing and why you are doing.Even after the course ends you may leave physically but mentally you are still in Yogkulam."You can check out anytime you like but you may never leave"Highly recommended school.

rohan Jadhav

trustpilot Nov 6, 2022

I have just finished 180 hours TTC

I have just finished 180 hours TTC. Yogkulam structured the path of Yoga for me.It was more than a course, was a life changing experience. Thank you so much.

Kumar Kartikeya

trustpilot Aug 31, 2021

It was very wonderful journey for me .I…

It was very wonderful journey for me .I have completed 200 Hours . My life has been changed after taking daily sessions . Now it will a lifelong learning for me . Thanks to my teacher .

Girish Pokhriyal

yogkulam Nov 6, 2022

Calm and peaceful centre

I have completed my 2 month yoga practices, the yogkulam is best in my opinion, trainer is also humble . My mind has calm after these session. Thank you so much...

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Guiding principles and the sacred thread of discipline

Hello and welcome to the Yoga Teacher Training! We're excited to embark on this new journey together, where we'll nurture your body, mind, and soul. Let's make this experience truly enjoyable to reap the maximum benefits.

General Information:

  • To enhance your yoga practice, we kindly request that you refrain from consuming drugs, smoking, and drinking alcohol during the training.
  • Sundays are your day to relax and rejuvenate! We won't have any lessons scheduled, and there won’t be any meals on Sunday so you can enjoy and explore the cafes around. Additionally, all our excursions will be organized on Sundays, and we'll share the plans with you one day in advance.
  • If you need laundry service, don't worry; we've got you covered! You can get your laundry done at a reasonable price of 20 INR per piece. Simply reach out to our reception for more details, and please remember to pay in cash when you collect your fresh laundry.
  • For your comfort and convenience, our school provides room cleaning service every week. We'll keep you informed about the schedule, so you can always have a tidy space to relax in.
  • To stay hydrated, we have filtered water available in the kitchen area, and there's a water dispenser offering hot, cold, and normal water.
  • During the course, we may capture pictures and videos of our school and students. Occasionally, our school photographer might be present during classes. If you prefer not to have your photos taken, please let the admin in charge know during the orientation program.
  • Let's be mindful of our energy consumption! Remember to turn off all electrical appliances, such as fans, lights, heaters, and geysers, when they are not in use.
  • Your well-being is essential to us. In case of any medical emergency, you can contact Amit Ji, Dheru Ji, Jittu Ji, Pankaj Ji, or Ella Ji at any time. Please note that medical expenses are not covered by the school.
  • We want you to have a focused and immersive experience, so we kindly ask that no friends, relatives, or outsiders stay with the participants, unless you've informed us beforehand and received permission.
  • If you won't be eating at the school, please let us know in advance (at least 3 hours before) to avoid food wastage. In case you tell us at last moment or do not inform us, INR 100 would be deducted per meal.
  • As you immerse yourself in the Indian experience, our food options align with the local cuisine. We offer a variety of nutritious meals, including legumes as a protein source for vegetarian diets (eggs are not considered veg in India), chapati and rice as carbohydrates, cooked and raw vegetables, and fruits during breakfast. If you prefer specific products, you can explore the organic store nearby. Your profound understanding and the warmth you bring infuse a unique essence into our shared journey. Together, let's nurture Kritajna (gratitude) for the nourishing meals that is provided to us.
  • While using cups or glasses, please be considerate and don't leave them on the stairs or roof. It's essential to take care of your personal belongings. Keep them in a safe place and lock your room whenever you're outside. Also, don't forget to close your windows, as we wouldn't want any monkeys dropping in unexpectedly.
  • To ensure the upkeep of our facilities, a deposit of 1000 INR may be requested in case of any damage or loss to the school's property. Rest assured, if everything is in order on the check-out day, the deposit will be returned to you.
  • Our school gate closes at 10 pm for security purposes. Please make sure you're on the premises before that time. Please remember that arriving after the closing time will be considered a violation of our institution's code.
  • Engaging in the sacred practice of silence and mindful consumption: we humbly request students to embrace the art of quiet reflection and mindful savoring from the waking time and during breakfast until 9 am. Following this, feel free to converse openly as usual. Throughout classes, you are welcome to pose questions at any moment.
  • Let's be environmentally conscious and reduce our usage of toilet paper. All our bathrooms are equipped with jet sprays, and if you're unfamiliar with using them, just ask our friendly office staff for assistance. For the shower we advice to use the bucket as it is easier and more environmental friendly.
  • Power cuts are pretty common in India, especially during the summer, so just remember that during those times, your AC and water boiler won't be available.
  • Please avoid feeding the monkeys on the school premises, as they can sometimes get a little feisty and aggressive. Also, while strolling around Rishikesh, it's best not to eat while walking, as it might attract monkeys and cows who are quite the food enthusiasts! During your stay, we recommend steering clear of street foods to avoid any potential tummy troubles. Stick to filtered water for drinking, and you'll be good to go! Just a friendly reminder to enjoy raw fruits and veggies in moderation as It's easy to get a tummy issue
  • Let's embrace the traditional Indian environment around us. To respect the local customs, it's best to refrain from public displays of affection on the school premises.
  • On the check-in day, no activities or meals are provided, but don't worry, everything will kick off on the 2nd day and in the meantime you can explore the several options around the campus.
  • if you haven't mentioned any allergies or intolerances on the arrival form, we may need to add a small extra charge of $50 (4000 INR).
Class information:
  • It's important to attend all classes, as we require a minimum of 100% attendance to issue your certificate. However, we understand that sometimes illness can happen, and in such cases, please inform your teachers.
  • The attendance register is for our teachers to handle. We kindly ask that students not fill it out themselves.
  • During the teacher training, you'll experience hands-on adjustments. If you're ever uncomfortable with this approach, feel any pain, or simply prefer to learn differently, please speak up. Your comfort matters!
  • For a focused and tranquil atmosphere, we request that you don't bring any food or drinks (except water) inside the yoga hall.
  • Be mindful of the time and arrive at least five minutes before class starts. This way, we can begin on time and make the most of our sessions.
  • During classes, let's stay away from mobile phones for external communication or social media usage. We want to create a positive and focused environment for everyone.
  • Please avoid lying down or sitting on your books/manuals during classes, as it's considered disrespectful to the teachers and the Indian culture.
  • To receive your certificate, make sure to submit your assignments by the 21st, and your exam sessions will be held between the 19th and 23rd.
  • We're all one big family here, so let's treat each other with respect and kindness. This includes our staff, teachers, and fellow trainees.
  • Maintaining a yogic atmosphere is crucial. Let's steer clear of any verbal or physical harm towards others. Any inappropriate behavior, like breaking the code of discipline, stealing, damaging school property, discrimination, or sexual harassment, will not be tolerated and could result in being declined from the course.

Bear in mind that this is an intense teacher training program, demanding both physically and mentally and following these guidelines will help to create a positive and supportive environment for everyone. Let's cherish this unique experience together and make the most of it! If you have any questions or need any assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. Happy learning and practicing! Namaste!