500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training In Rishikesh India

500 Hour Yoga TTC In Rishikesh India

Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow

Overview Of 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training In Rishikesh India

500 hour Yoga Teacher Training course is a program designed for individuals who are serious about upskilling their knowledge in Yoga either to be a better teacher or practitioner. This is a 2 months intensive program that will help students to set the foundation in the first month in 200 hours YTTC and then build up on the same by learning the advanced practices in the second month in 300 hours YTTC.

During this program, you will have the opportunity to delve deeper into the various aspects of yoga, including physical postures like Ashtanga vinyasa primary and intermediate series and Hatha Yoga through vinyasa flow, breathing techniques (pranayama along with bandhas), advanced level meditation, and detailed yogic philosophy. You will also learn how to teach yoga to others and gain practical experience by teaching yoga classes to your peers.

The program typically lasts for 57-58 days and involves a lot of hard work and dedication. You will need to be physically fit and mentally prepared to take on this challenge.

This program is divided into 2 parts:

  • 200 hour Yoga TTC which lasts for 24 days in which you will be taken through the basics of Yoga in all aspects
  • 300 hour Yoga TTC which lasts for 28 days in which you will do the advanced practices of asanas, pranayamas, meditation and philosophy.

In addition to the above topics, you will also learn how to create lesson plans, sequence classes, and teach yoga to different populations, including beginners, advanced students, and those with injuries or health issues. You will also have the opportunity to observe and assist experienced yoga teachers and receive feedback on your teaching.

Rishikesh Ashtanga Yoga school is located in a small town called Upper Tapovan which is situated at the foothills of the Himalayas. This town is in Rishikesh city which is located on the banks of the sacred Ganges River, and is considered to be one of the holiest places in India. Rishikesh is known for its spiritual significance, yoga, meditation, and adventure sports. It is surrounded by hills on three sides and offers stunning views of the Himalayan ranges. The city has several ancient temples and ashrams where one can learn about Indian philosophy, spirituality and yoga. The Triveni Ghat is a famous spot in Rishikesh, where tourists come to take a dip in the holy Ganges River and it is only 4 km away from the Ashram. Practicing in a beautiful or natural location can provide inspiration and a sense of connection to nature that can enhance the yoga experience.

Upon completion of the program, you will have a deeper understanding of yoga and be able to teach advanced yoga classes to students of all levels. You will also be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as a 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT). This will give you credibility and recognition as a qualified yoga teacher, which can help you advance your career in the yoga industry. There are no prerequisites to enroll in a 500-hour Yoga TTC program at Rishikesh Ashtanga Yoga School. However prior knowledge and practice of Yoga will be helpful to understand the basic concepts of Yoga. This program will only enhance your overall experience of Yoga. You will also need to have a strong commitment to yoga and be willing to put in the time and effort required to complete the program successfully. The 500 hour Yoga TTC program is an excellent opportunity for aspiring yoga teachers to level up their knowledge and practice of yoga. The program’s rewards are worth the intensity and hard work that you will need to invest. By the end of the program, you will have gained the skills and knowledge to teach advanced yoga classes to students of all levels and be recognized as a qualified yoga teacher.

Yogic Food
Yogic Food
  • 3 meals a day (100% Veg & Organic)
  • Herbal/Black Tea/Coffee
  • Fresh fruit juices
  • Indian style cooking
  • Seasonal vegetables
  • Yogic diet
  • On request dietary requirements
  • Attached washroom
  • Hot water
  • Study table
  • Woolen blanket
  • 24 Hrs. water & power
  • Wi-Fi connectivity
Easy to Access
Easy to Access
  • Cafe nearby
  • Restaurant nearby
  • Books & Stationery store
  • River nearby
  • Convenience/Grocery store nearby
  • Cyber (Internet) Cafe nearby
  • Tour & Travel agencies nearby
Outdoor Excursions
Outdoor Excursions
  • Kunjapuri Temple (Sun Salutation Trek)
  • Waterfall Trek (Neer Gaddu & Patna)
  • Vashistha Cave (Ancient Sage's Meditation Place)
  • Ganga River nearby (The Holy River Ganges)
  • Parmarth Niketan Ashram (Ganga Puja Ceremony)
  • Trayambkeshwar Temple (13th floor Temple)


05:00 - 06:00 AM Morning Bell
06:00 - 07:00 AM Shatkarma & Pranayama
07:00 - 08:30 AM Vinyasa Flow Yoga
08:30 - 09:30 AM Breakfast
09:30 - 10:30 AM Yoga Philosophy
10:45 - 11:45 AM Yoga Anatomy
12:00 - 01:00 PM Alingment - Adjustment - Methodology
01:00 - 02:00 PM Lunch
04:00 - 05:30 PM Ashtanga Yoga
06:00 - 07:00 PM Meditation & Mantra Chanting
07:10 - 08:00 PM Dinner
10:00 PM Lights Off

Course Details

Course Fees - 58 Days

International Students

  • 1799 USD (Shared Room)
  • 2199 USD (Private Room)

Indian Students

  • 84,999 INR (Shared Room)
  • 94,999 INR (Private Room)
Course Highlights:
  • 3 Yogic Meals a Day
  • Free Course Manual or Yoga Kit
  • Sound Healing Class
  • Student Teaching Session
  • Sunday Excursion
  • Free Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • Yoga Alliance Certified School


Dates Private Room Shared Room Registration

1 April 2023

2199 USD

1799 USD

Apply now

1 May 2023

2199 USD

1799 USD

Apply now

1 June 2023

2199 USD

1799 USD

Apply now

1 July 2023

2199 USD

1799 USD

Apply now

1 August 2023

2199 USD

1799 USD

Apply now

1 September 2023

2199 USD

1799 USD

Apply now

1 October 2023

2199 USD

1799 USD

Apply now

1 November 2023

2199 USD

1799 USD

Apply now

1 December 2023

2199 USD

1799 USD

Apply now


Phase 1 - Yoga Techniques

In Our Intensive Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India. We teach our students basics of Ashtanga yoga and we systematically guide them through the complete Ashtanga yoga primary series sequence created by K. Pattabhi Jois in a traditional way which includes


These topics are part of Philosophy, Anatomy.

  • Principles of Yoga
  • Concept of Stress
  • Yoga Schedule
  • Surya Namskara Mantras
Mantra Chanting

This subject is part of teaching techniques. The purpose of mantra chanting in yoga is to generate vibrations and connect with the universe. Each mantra is special and rich with spiritual energy.

  • Guru Brahma (Guru Vandana)
  • Maha Mrityunjai Mantra
  • Gayatri Mantra
  • Surya Namskara Mantras
Asana/Yoga Postures

This subject is part of teaching techniques and Methodology. Students will gain extensive knowledge of yoga postures and will increase their strength, flexibility, and discipline.

  • Hatha Yoga asanas: History and learning Sanskrit names with english meaning.
  • Sura namaskaras.
  • Standing poses: Triangle series, Worrier series, Dolasana series, Utita Hasta Padangushtasana series
  • Sitting poses: Head to knee series, Plank series, Lotus series, twisting series, Raja kapotasana.
  • Prone poses: Locust series, Bhujangasana series, Dhanurasana, Mayurasana.
  • Supine poses: Pawan muktasana series, Chakrasana, Halasana series, Sirshasana.
Pranayama/Breathing Practices

This constitutes 15 hours. Pranayama is an ancient yogic breathing technique that is used as preparation for meditation and is a vital aspect of practicing yoga. It improves the respiratory system and purifies the body and mind.

  • Yogic Breathing
  • Nadi – Sodhana
  • Sheetakri
  • Ujjayi
  • Bhramari
  • Bhastrika
  • Sheetali
Yoga Gestures/Mudras

This subject is part of teaching techniques. The practice of Mudra hand gestures is an ancient facet of yoga. Performing gestures effects the energy flow of the body and can change a person's spiritual and mental characteristics.

  • Jnana mudra
  • Bhairava mudra
  • Khechari
  • Chin mudra
  • Hridaya
  • Yoni mudra
  • Nasikagra

This as part of other subjects constitutes 10 hours.Meditation is a systematic practice that promotes physical, mental and emotional tranquility with the purpose of reaching Samadhi (self-realization)..

  • Breathing Awareness
  • OM
  • Trataka
  • Dynamic
  • Vipasana
Relaxation Techniques

This subject is part of teaching techniques. When a yoga practitioner moves through the various internal states of Yoga Nidra, a profound experience of relaxation occurs. This is called "Turiya," a sensation of pure bliss.

  • Yoga Nidra
  • Insant Relaxation
  • Quick Relaxation
  • Deep Relaxation
Shatkarma/Yoga Cleansing Techniques

This subject is part of teaching techniques. Yogic cleansing practices are important to learn the body as not noly physical aspect but also the other levels of existance. It also removes the physical impurities, energy channels, blockages of mind and the experiences as a real knowledge.

  • Neti (Nasal cleansing technique)
  • Trataka (Gazing practice)
  • Kapalbhati (Cleansing the lungs)
  • Dhouti (Vomitting practice)
  • Nauli (Intra-abdominal massage)
  • Basti (Reverse Enema)

Phase 2 - Anatomy and Physiology

This subject constitutes 20 hours. This is called as "Sharira Vignan" in Snaskrit. With this subject student can properly understand the physical body which helps to prevent injury before, during and after practice. There are two kinds of yoga anatomy: physical and spiritual. Understanding both types are needed.

Brief Overview
  • Digestive System- Basics and related yogic practices
  • Respiratory System- Basics and related yogic practices
  • Circulatory System- Basics and related yogic practices
  • Nervous System- Basics and related yogic practices
  • Endocrine System- Basics and related yogic practices
Anatomy of Asana

The purpose of mantra chanting in yoga is to generate vibrations and connect with the universe. Each mantra is special and rich with spiritual energy.

  • Muscular System- Basics and related yogic practices
  • Skeletal System- Basics and related yogic practices
  • Biomechanics
  • Breathing
Yoga Anatomy of Asana, Pranayama, Meditation and Shatkriya
  • Mind: internal and external awareness points at asana, Pranayam anad Meditation will be focussed.
  • Breathing: Quick and Deep breathing concepts and their results as per Patanjali yoga Sutras will be clearly implemented for Asana, Pranayama and Kriyas.
  • Biomechanics: Center of Gravity, Base of Support and Muscle efoofrts will be discussed to plan the advancement of asana or methodology of any practice.

Phase 3 - Yoga Darshana / Yoga Philosophy

This subject constitutes 30 hours of teaching. The student is going to gain the sacred knowledge and also the real yogic life. Patanjali Yoga Sutras are going to be understood and implement at every moment of the day. This is how personality can be changed to a balanced life (Sthitaprajna/Yogi).

  • Introduction to yoga- Definitions and History
  • Patanjali Yoga Sutras
  • Emotions & 5 Senses
  • Jnana Yoga
  • Raja Yoga
  • Sapta dhatu
  • Bhagawadgita
  • Prana
  • Bhakti Yoga
  • Basics of Patanjali Yoga sutras
  • Panchakosha
  • Chakras
  • Trigunas
  • Karma Yoga

Phase 4 - Yoga Methodology

This will be discussed as part of teaching techniques and Methodology in every asana session. Students will gain extensive knowledge on yoga postures and will increase their strength, flexibility and discipline.

  • Structuring the Yoga Asana session.
  • Demonstration.
  • Tone or Voice of teaching.
  • Stepwise instructions.
  • Counting- with instructions, with benefits, with numbering, with breaths.
  • Support the weak person physically.
  • Appreciate the best performance with voice.
  • Stay in the final pose with the meaning of "Stiram Sukham Asanam".


500 hour Yoga TTC is a very intense course for 2 months. However, if done with full dedication one will learn a lot about the holistic Yoga practise and make it a part of their daily lifestyle.

RYT 500 is a certification for yoga teachers indicating that they have completed 500 hours of training through a Yoga Alliance approved program. This advanced certification builds on the RYT 200 certification, requiring an additional 300 hours of training. RYT 500 teachers have a deeper understanding of yoga philosophy, anatomy, and advanced teaching techniques. They are qualified to teach more advanced yoga classes and workshops, and are considered experts in the field.

The main difference between a 200-hour and a 500-hour TTC (Teacher Training Course) in yoga is the level of training and depth of knowledge provided. A 200-hour TTC is an introductory course that covers the basics and is designed to give students a solid foundation for teaching beginner-level yoga classes. On the other hand, a 500-hour TTC is an advanced course that builds upon the knowledge gained in a 200-hour TTC. It covers more advanced topics on pranayama, meditation, sequencing, and advanced anatomy. It also provides more in-depth training on teaching techniques and methodology and requires more practice teaching hours.

As 200 hours is for absolute beginners, and after gaining the knowledge, practice and experience of 200 hours, one can definitely go for 300 hours in the following month which will make them 500 hour certified. It is not the level but the mindset that will help to progress throughout the course. Even at a beginner level if you are determined to embody the yoga practices, you can do this course as it is not limited to asana but other aspects of Yoga as well.

You will have a detailed theory class on Yoga anatomy and alignment where you learn body alignment and how to use them to go safely into a posture.


Bhummika Singh

11 months ago

An amazing school
An amazing school which has some really talented teachers. I did 200Hour Yoga Teacher Training course and I was very new to this field, had no prior experience with Yoga…but they made it really easy for us to understand and was very supportive throughout. After completing the course, I see a lot of changes in me, be it physical, mental or spiritual. Ram sir is the best, his classes are very knowledgeable and fun at the same time. I really enjoyed the process and going back with a lot of knowledge and change in me. Grateful to the teachers, fellow students and the management for being so supportive 🌼
Jagpreet Dharni

a year ago

I would suggest everyone to must try
I have done my 200Hrs RYT TTC course from Rishikesh Ashtanga yoga School from august month..and till the date my whole experience of life has been changed... This school has best teachers of each and every subject... They give you prescribed details of course and teach you in their best way... I would suggest everyone to must try... Thank you
Surbhi Verma

2 years ago

Teachers are intelligent, cooperative and very informative.
I did my 200 hrs to give pace to my yoga practice and i find it worth the value. After exploring many yoga school in rishikesh, i chose this and i appreciate and celebrate my decision. Thanks to every teacher and very staff to kitchen people. All the best for every new student.
Naman Sharma

November 21, 2021

Best Yoga Teacher Training School In Rishikesh
Teachers are intelligent, cooperative, and very informative. I did my 200 hrs to give pace to my yoga practice and I find it worth the value. After exploring many yoga school in Rishikesh, I chose this and I appreciate and celebrate my decision. Thanks to every teacher and every staff to kitchen people. All the best to every new student. Best yoga school in Rishikesh, Rishikesh ashtanga yoga school. I have done my 200 hour yoga teacher training from here. Best yoga school in Rishikesh.
Lakshmi K

December 27, 2021

Yoga is Art of living and exploring to know the unknowns of the same😊
Best place for yoga and known fact is “Rishikesh” like wise best Teachers are from “Rishikesh Ashtanga Yoga School”, Most memorable part of my life is the learning I received during my course and my thirst of learning commenced from this place by seeing the wonderful teachers and their optimistic vibes.
Wales Catherine

November 22, 2021

Yoga Teacher Training In Rishikesh
I Can Say This the one the best yoga school In Rishikesh if you want to do best yoga teacher training in rishikesh this is one of the best yoga schoool in rishikesh . However, I was supported and encouraged by the whole group. I really enjoyed the philosophy lessons, the teacher was inspiring and made it easy to learn the very basics of how yoga is a way of life, to help you find your truth. Still a lot to learn, but fantastic start. Meditation was also a highlight, especially dance meditation which I can’t wait to do again, it gives you such a natural high, couldn’t sleep or eat after as it creates a lot of energy in your body. Learning the mantras was also a highlight, beautiful!! - Vinyasa & Ashtanga teachers, were very professional with a good sense of humour and non judgemental. thank you for helping me!

Stay Relaxed with the Inclusions of Yoga Teacher Training Programs

Read More



Discipline Rules for Students
  • Smoking and alcohol are strictly prohibited in the school.
  • If you are on fasting or absent for meals, you have to inform kitchen manager for avoiding food wastage.
  • Always make discipline, respect teachers and follow all rules.
  • Always be in the time, you are late means will not be permitted to join class.
  • Clear your account of books before departure from Rishikesh Ashtanga Yoga School.
  • Before departure return any other assistances if taken.
  • Rishikesh Ashtanga Yoga School provides accommodation for a student who join yoga classes. So any friends or relatives will not be included in accommodation.
  • Student have to be present in all scheduled program of Rishikesh Ashtanga Yoga School
Refund Policy
  • An advance of a course fees will not be refundable, only in the case of emergency students can join us on other schedules.
  • We accept cancellation as per the student's request, but advance deposit will not be refund.
  • There is no charge of course cancellation. Student just has to inform by email.
  • Rishikesh Ashtanga Yoga School is not responsible for any mishappenings before course schedule.