Best 500-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh

All Aspiring Yogis of the World share the same dream which is – To Learn Yoga from the Land of Yoga - From Rishikesh, India. India is a Large Country with a Diverse language and Culture. The Beautiful Rich Diversity adds in a bit of a Cultural Shock for first-time visitors - Be it Large Population, Noise, or Traffic. But not to worry, here at Rishikul Yogshala Rishikesh - We take care of you - Through our Wonderful Staff and Our Very Knowledgeable Teachers. Our 500-hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh course is carefully designed to make your journey absolutely safe, comfortable, and supportive. From friendly cooperative staff, to clean and hygienic accommodations, to pure Yogic diets, you’ll find every reason to cherish your stay with us.

Our 500-hour teacher training in Rishikesh is basically divided into two parts – the first month focuses on the foundational 200-hour module followed by the intensive 300 hours of training the next month. This program will give you the opportunity to deep dive and Experience Yoga from various dimensions.

We do not want to create just Yoga teachers. We want to inspire people to create a movement. A Movement that generates the flow of bliss and tranquillity within them.

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500-hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh

The 500-Hour Yoga Program in India incorporates the curriculum of 200-Hour and 300-Hour YTT programs. This prestigious course is the ultimate step to unlocking all the Yogic wisdom and secrets to become a Yoga Alliance certified, RYT.
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  • Develop a better understanding of the most ancient Yoga styles; Hatha Yoga & Ashtanga Yoga
  • Discover the importance of the Yogic style of living through Yogic philosophy and how it is still relevant in the modern world.
  • Practice ways to lower the fluctuations of the mind through meditation techniques.
  • Develop better control over your breathing pattern with various Pranayama techniques.
  • Broaden your human anatomical knowledge to better understand the function of the asanas.
  • Modify asanas to suit particular needs through Adjustment and Alignment sessions.
  • Discover different Mantras and how chanting invokes inner peace and calm.
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  • Learn the Principles of Ayurvrda - both in Theory & in some Practical sessions for daily lifestyle use.
  • Beat stress and anxiety with the help of psychic sleep or Yoga Nidra.
  • Cleanse your body using Yogic purification techniques like Jal Neti and Sutra Neti.
  • Teaching methodology for a better understanding of how to conduct a class.
  • Preparation of wholesome Ayurvedic food through Ayurvedic cooking classes.
  • Open the doorways to mental peace and inner freedom with Satsangs.
  • Experience the cultural diversity of India with local tours and excursions.
  • Practice Teaching Yoga and the Foundation of Yoga Philosophy in your daily life

500-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in India

500 hours of yoga teacher training in India integrates 200-hour and 300-hour yoga teacher training courses. This course is the final step to unraveling all the integral layers of yoga knowledge and secrets to becoming a Yoga Alliance-certified Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 500). After completing this course you will be recognized as an advanced yoga teacher or a yoga master.

Achieving the status of 500-hour registered yoga teacher (RYT 500) is a big deed in itself as it is the utmost stage of becoming an effective and experienced yoga teacher and proves your dedication and credibility towards the practice of yoga.

As an advanced yoga teacher, you will have a comprehensive knowledge of the history and philosophy of yoga and the origin of yoga asanas. The Yoga Anatomy class will cover the entire internal system of the human body which includes the functioning of the digestive system, skeletal system, respiratory system, cardiovascular system, and muscular system.

During the course of 500-hour yoga teacher training in India, you will also have an in-depth understanding of various mindful meditation and concentration techniques. Likewise, daily intense yoga classes will elevate your yoga asana practice to an entirely new and advanced level. This course also includes asana alignment and posture adjustment techniques, Yog Nidra, and Shatkriya including Jal Neti and Sutra Neti. Also, training is given on teaching methodology which includes class preparation, class sequencing, and various demonstration techniques.

After registration with Yoga Alliance, you can become the lead trainer of 200-hour, 300-hour, or 500-hour yoga teacher training courses.

In a nutshell, this 500-hour yoga TTC in Rishikesh is a master-level yoga TTC that covers the entire spectrum of Yoga Alliance-certified holistic yoga training and gives you the ability to teach yoga all over the world.

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500-hour Yoga TTC Rishikesh Course in Rishikesh

500 hour yoga teacher training Rishikesh

Yoga TTC in Rishikesh Curriculum

Part - 1

  • What is Hatha yoga?
  • Surya Namaskar with mantra awareness
  • Sukshma Vyama (joints and glands exercise)
  • Standing series of asana
  • Kneeling series of asana
  • Sitting series of asana
  • Lying on stomach series of Asana
  • Supine series of asana
  • Inversion series of asana
  • Asana benefits and its contra-indication

Part - 2

  • Hatha Yoga – Intermediate sequence
  • Chandra Namaskar (Moon salutation)
  • Advance Series Of Joints And Glands Exercise
  • Twisting Series Of Asana
  • Restorative asanas
  • Shankprashalana Asana Series For Cleaning Abdomen
  • Asana according to Patanjali

Part - 1

  • Primary Series explanation
  • What is Vinyasa?
  • 9 Drishti in Ashtanga series
  • Importance of Ujjai and Bandhas in series

Part - 2

  • Intense primary series practice (Mysore and lead class)
  • Introduction to Intermediate series
  • Vinyasa workshop
  • Guidelines for each asana

Part – 1

  • What is Darshanam?
  • What is Yoga?
  • The five kosha (bodies)
  • What is Self-Realization & Liberation? Why?
  • What is consciousness?
  • The four faculties of mind –field
  • Five Stages of Mind -Field
  • The four foundational Pillars of life
  • Eight limbs of Yoga of Patanjali
  • What is waking state in Yogic Science?
  • What is dreaming state in Yogic Science?
  • What is Deep sleep state in Yogic Science?

Part – 2

  • Study of yoga in connection with Bhagvad Geeta
  • Study of Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Raja Yoga, Janana Yoga
  • Study of Yoga in connection with Gita
  • Karma And Non-Attachment In Yogic Dimensions
  • Four Level Of Consciousness
  • Keys to Successful Living In Yogic Science
  • Meaning of Birth And Death In Yogic Science
  • Reincarnation In Spiritual Science
  • 6 Main Obstacles In The Path Of Yoga
  • Samadhi and Its Stud

Part – 1

  • What is Meditation?
  • What is the difference between Dharana and Dhyana?
  • What are types of Meditation
  • Breath Awareness Meditation
  • Contemplative Walking Meditation
  • Mantra Awareness Meditation
  • Candle and Inner Light Meditation
  • Full moon Meditation

Part – 2

  • Obstacles In Meditation
  • Witnessing Meditation
  • Chakra Awareness Meditation
  • Root Mantra Awareness Meditation
  • Third Eye Meditatin
  • 4 important meditative postures
  • Introduction of AJapa Japa
  • Non duality awerness meditation


  • Chest breathing v/s diaphragmatic breathings
  • What are Prana and Pranayama mean?
  • Types of Pranayama practices
  • What is Nadi?
  • What are Ida and Pingala?
  • Seven main practices of Pranayama


  • Introduction of bandhas and its application in Pranayama
  • Practicum of four bandhas
  •         1. Mula Bandha
  •         2. Uddiyan Bandha
  •         3. Jalandhar Bandha
  •         4. Maha bandha
  • Intensity of Kumbhaka ( Breath Retention )
  • Importance Of Sushumna
  • Nature And Activities Of Ida, Pingala & Sushumna
  • Seven practices of Pranayama (Advance Yoga Teacher Training )
  •         1. Kapalbhati Pranayama
  •         2. Sheetali Pranayama
  •         3. Bhastrika Pranayama
  •         4. Sheetkari Pranayama
  •         5. Ujjai Pranayama
  •         6. Brahmari Pranayama
  •         7. Nadi Shodhna Pranayama


  • Chest breathing v/s diaphragmatic breathings
  • What are Prana and Pranayama mean?
  • Types of Pranayama practices
  • What is Nadi?
  • What are Ida and Pingala?
  • Seven main practices of Pranayama


  • Introduction of Bandhas and its application in Pranayama
  • Importance of Sushumna
  • Nature and activities of Ida, Pingala and Sushumna
  • Practicum of four Bandhas
  • According to Hatha Yoga Text
  • Mula Bandha
  • Uddiyana Bandha
  • Jalandhara Bandha
  • Maha Bandha
  • Kapalbhati Pranayama
  • Sheetali Pranayama
  • Bhastrika Pranayama
  • Sheetakari Pranayama
  • Ujjayi Pranayama
  • Brahmari Pranayama
  • Nadi Shodhana Pranayama

Part - 1

  • What is Yogic Anatomy and physiology?
  • Introduction of the respiratory system and yogic breathing
  • How shat kriya practices give benefits on a body?
  • How Pranayama practices give connection to a digestive and immune system?
  • How asana practices give various effects on joints, spine and muscular system?
  • The structure of the spine and its movement in yoga
  • Types of contraction in the muscular system
  • Know the basic studies and types of joints to avoid injury during Asana classes
  • Studies and discussion about spine according to a yogic point of view

Part - 2

  • Hands on adjustment for 2nd series chart of Hatha Yoga
  • Workshop on inversion asanas
  • Learning the scientific key points to breaking down the instructions
  • Learning the art of how to modify the postures

Part - 1

  • Six steps of doing Asana correctly
  • Foundational workshop on lateral, forward, backward and twisting asanas
  • How to make mind flexible by making body flexible?
  • How to use of props for protection?
  • Alternative style of Asana for various benefits
  • Various limitations and contra-indications of specific yoga practices

Part - 2

  • Hands on adjustment for 2nd series chart of Hatha Yoga
  • Workshop on inversion asanas
  • Learning the scientific key points to breaking down the instructions
  • Learning the art of how to modify the postures

Part - 1

  • Introduction of Mantra yoga
  • Importance of (OM)-AUM
  • Mantra for Meal Purification
  • Mantra for Obstacles
  • Mantra for universal masters to bless
  • Mantra for Realization
  • Mantra for well being

Part - 2

  • Introduction of Ajapa Japa
  • Importance of So-HUM
  • Invocation Mantra for Patanjali
  • Mantra for Completeness
  • Mantra for Awakening Wisdom
  • Mantra for Fearlessness Life
  • Mantra for Divine Love between Teacher & Student


  • Importance of Mudra according to Hatha Yoga
  • Types of Mudra
  • Practicum of Gyana & Chin Mudra
  • Practicum of Ashwini Mudra
  • Physical, Mental and Spiritual Benefits of Mudra


  • Practicum of Asana Mudra
  • Practicum of Prana Mudra
  • Practicum of Psychic Mudra
  • Preparation of Mudra for Bandha
  • Meaning of Yoga Mudra

part - 1

  • What is sleep?
  • Three states of consciousness
  • Benefits of deep sleep
  • What is Yoga Nidra?
  • Yoga Nidra practices from Satyananda tradition
  • Yoga Nidra practices from Bihar School of Yoga and Himalayan Tradition

part - 2

  • Role of Yoga Nidra in Developing Intuition
  • Yoga Nidra Practices From Himalayan Tradition
  • Implications of Resting the Mind in Heart Center
  • Yoga Nidra and Its Common Assumptions
  • Adjusting in Shavasana

part - 1

  • Introduction of Shat Kriyas according to classical Hatha Yoga
  • Practicum of Jal Neti and Sutra Neti (Cleansing Mucus or blockages from nasal passages and sinus)
  • Practicum of Kunjal (Cleansing the excessive mucus from the digestive tract)

part - 2

  • Practicum of Trataka (Cleansing And Preparation For Concentration And Improves Eye Sight Through Candle Light)
  • Practicum of Shankaprashalana For Cleaning Of Lower Abdomen
  • Practicum of Agnisar Kriya and Nauli Kriya
  • Shankprashalana Asana Series For Cleaning Abdomen

part - 1

  • Disciplines of yoga teachers and students
  • The scope of listening, presence, directive and non-directive dialogue
  • How important is demonstration?
  • What are the preparations for classroom?
  • How to describe the practice, techniques, and delivery in teaching a class?
  • Discussion on different types of lesson planning

part - 2

  • Building a Social Relationship between Teachers and Students
  • Inspiring and Motivating In Difficult Situation
  • Developing confidence while teaching and sharing the Yogic Practices
  • Inculcating a Multi Style Lesson Plan and Instructing Skills
  • Benefits and Limitations
  • Delivering an Effective Feedback to Aspirants

Ayurvedic Curriculum

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  • What is Ayurveda ?
  • Why Ayurveda and yoga are co sisters in the path of good health?
  • Fundamentals of body constitutions in Ayurveda 
  • Concept of metabolic Toxins in Ayurvedic science 
  • Practical Concept of Panchakarma in  Ayurveda 
  • Practical Idea of Six tastes in Ayurveda
  • Understanding the major seven important tissues for better transformations
  • The concept of Agni (Digestive Fire)
  • The concept of Ayurvedic Idea of  Nutrition
  • Concept of Seasonal Routines to adopt for better  lifestyle 


  • Stress releasing facial massage techniques
  • Basic idea of Marma points
  • Two Ayurvedic cooking practices for better lifestyle
  • Three best herbal detox drinks to boost immunity
  • Local Treatment method for Lower back pain
  • Basic practical idea of Pulse Reading method in Ayurveda 

500-hour Yoga Teacher Training Course in Rishikesh, India

Daily Schedule

Time Activity
05:30 AM - 6:00 AM Morning Tea
06:00 AM - 07:30 AM Hatha Yoga
07:45 AM - 08:45 AM Pranayama
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM Breakfast
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Yoga Philosophy
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Tea Time
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM Mantra
Teaching Methodology
01:00 PM - 01:45 PM Lunch
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM Yoga Anatomy
Alignment Class
04:00 PM - 04:15 PM Tea Break
04:15 PM - 05:45 PM Ashtanga Yoga
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM Meditation
Yoga Nidra
07.00 PM - 07:45 PM Dinner
Schedule On Wednesday
Time Activity
6:00 AM Shat Kriya – Cleansing Practice
7:30 AM Self-Practice
8:30 AM Breakfast
10:30 AM Self-Practicum
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Rest
1:30 PM Lunch
2:00 PM Free
Self Study
Schedule On Sunday
Whole day is Rest
Field Visits
Includes Breakfast
Dinner in Campus
Food & Accommodation

500 hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India

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Yogic Food

It is said that our eating style is a reflection of our internal state. “You become what you intake" - The kind of Food (Ahar) which you consume, determines; who you become.

Yogic Diet is based on Cleansing and Healing Mechanism thus rejuvenating the budding Yogis. The diet provided by Rishikul Yogshala Rishikesh equips one physically in increasing the flexibility and stamina for the Intense Yogic Practices. The diet also nourishes the mind and emotions and brings in a state of Calmness and Tranquility.

Yogic Accommodation

An Ideal Accommodation is necessary to such an extent that it will get one to unwind after a lovely Yogic experience. Convenience is additionally an essential part of making the experience of Yoga seriously enriching and advantageous.

Nestled within the foothills of the Himalayan region, beside the beautiful Ganges; Living in the nearby embrace of nature in itself is a reviving encounter for the “would be” True Yogi.

Everyone is obliged to a sterile and pleasant room on a private and sharing basis. Each of these rooms offers the following Amenities – Twin beds with adequate lighting & Free Wi-Fi access Private and clean washrooms with 24*7 hot running shower facilities.

A Study Area with a coffee table and a chair

The beds of the rooms have comfortable sleep mattresses guaranteeing tranquil evenings and window blinds for a relaxing sleep

A serene area for a comfortable and convenient stay is the motivation that we strive for in our Rishikul Yogis. Rishikul Yogshala Rishikesh One of the premium Yoga Schools in Rishikesh

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Q Who can enroll in the 500-hour yoga teacher training course?

Anyone can enroll in this course. However, to prepare for the intensive course that continues over the course of two months, we always recommend starting practicing some asanas at home or at a studio near your place. You can also read books on yoga to create a bit of an understanding of ancient science so that you can easily grab what is being taught in the class.

Q What Are The Yoga Styles Taught During Yoga TTC In Rishikesh?

Our extensive course offers the most ancient styles of yoga - Hatha and Ashtanga yoga, along with breathing and mindfulness practices. You will also study adjustment and alignment techniques, philosophy of yoga, human anatomy, Yoga Nidra, Mantra, Mudra, and much more throughout the duration of the course.

Q Why should you go for the 500-hour yoga TTC in Rishikesh?

As already the birthplace of yoga, Rishikesh has its own energy and spiritual aura that supports the practice of Yoga. The yoga teachers practicing and spreading the ancient wisdom in Rishikesh are natural as they happen to practice the art right from their childhood. Thus, the place serves as the ideal location to learn yoga from its roots and understand its true essence. Beginning your yogic journey from the land of yoga’s birth will help you to build a strong foundation and enhance the same with further practices and studies.

Q Will The Certificate Issued By Rishikul Yogshala Be Valid In My Home Country?

The certificate issued by Rishikul Yogshala is approved by Yoga Alliance USA and Yoga Alliance International. It is a globally recognized certificate in the yoga community that will also enable you to teach in your hometown.

Q Can I Stay An Extra Day After Or Before The Course?

Yes, you can stay for an extra day before or after the course only if there is an availability of accommodation. Also, your extra stay will be chargeable. For more information, you can contact us prior to your arrival and we will do the needful to help you out.

Q What If I Have An Existing Condition/Injury Can I Still Join The Training?

It is always a good idea to consult with your general practitioner before arriving for the course. Our free consultation session with our trainers will also be helpful where you can discuss your issues and get the necessary help. In case you are suffering from a condition, our trainers will take the necessary steps to tweak the practice to suit your needs and make you comfortable.

Q After Completion Of The Course Will I Be Eligible To Teach Yoga?

After the completion of the course, you will be certified with Yoga Alliance which is internationally recognized, so definitely you will be able to teach. But we would suggest you practice as much as you can even after the completion of the training. In order to get the very essence of yoga, years and years of effort are required. You can also apply for yoga instructor jobs in your hometown or other places to better yourself in the art of teaching.

Q How many off days are there in a week?

It depends on the course you are pursuing. For the 200-hour yoga teacher training in India, every Wednesday and Sunday is off. And, for the 300-hour yoga teacher training, every Sunday is off.

Q What Is The Refund Policy At Rishikul Yogshala?

The booking amount of USD 100 is non-refundable. In case you have to cancel your booking, don’t be worried. The booking amount will be valid for a period of one year. You can always come back any time during that period to take part in any of our courses without the need to pay any deposit amount again.

Q How can I apply for a visa?

You are advised to apply for ETourist visa only. Please refer to this link – Indian Visa Online Website

Q How to reach the center of Rishikul Yogshala Rishikesh?

By Airway: The nearest domestic airport is the Jolly Grant Airport (approximately 35 km away) and the other International Airport is New Delhi Airport (250 km from Rishikesh). At both these airports, there is easy access to taxis and buses. If required, you can also contact the school directly for the pickup (additional charges may apply).

By Railway: The closest railway station is in Haridwar (approximately 25 km away). Also, Haridwar is connected to many main Indian cities such as Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Varanasi, and Lucknow. Upon de-boarding at the Haridwar railway station, you can also book a taxi to the school

By Roadways - Bus / Cabs: Rishikesh has great road connectivity to all the Indian cities. Both private and government buses and Cabs are also available from different cities.

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