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Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India

(Yoga Alliance - RYS 200, 300, 500 in India)

We offer Yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, India, designed for beginners to advanced yoga practitioners, with international yoga certifications (RYT 200 & RYT 500) recognized by Yoga Alliance. These intensive yoga courses offered by Rishikesh Yogpeeth are fully residential and are available at a reasonable fee. Added benefits of yoga training at our yoga school include an ashram stay in a spiritual environment, obtaining an additional yoga certificate from an accredited central university of India and much much more.

Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh at a yoga school registered with Yoga Alliance as RYS 200, 300, and 500.

Rishikesh Yogpeeth is an officially Registered Yoga School as RYS 200, 300 and 500 with Yoga Alliance. Yoga teaching courses offered by Rishikesh Yogpeeth allow you to become a member of Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) which opens up the possibilities to teach Yoga almost anywhere in the world.

Rishikesh Yogpeeth issues Yoga Alliance certificates to students upon completion of the training course and this certificate is internationally recognised. In addition, Rishikesh Yogpeeth is also authorised to issue a university certificate in yoga to its students.

This is under an arrangement between Rishikesh Yogpeeth and Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University (a central university) which authorises RYP to operate in the capacity of the University’s extension center. This certificate certainly adds weight to our students' professional Yoga teacher profiles as it is recognised by the Government of India.

Residential Yoga Teachers Training Course in Rishikesh, India

Abhayaranya Yoga Ashram

Rishikesh Yogpeeth offers residential yoga teacher training programs at Abhayaranya Yoga Ashram. With cottage-style living in the mountains surrounded by beautiful Himalayan ranges, Rishikesh Yogpeeth is renowned as one of the best yoga schools in Rishikesh, India offering Yoga Alliance certified residential instructor led courses.

Yoga teacher training fees in Rishikesh at Abhayaranya Yoga Ashram includes full tuition, course material, private/shared room accommodation and meals. Fees for international students have been listed in US dollars ($), whereas those for Indian students are shown in Rupees (₹).

200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh - Course fee, Schedule

200 Hour Yoga Teachers Training in Rishikesh

  • Course Fee: US$ 1700 onwards
  • Accommodation: Twin Shared or Private Room
  • Yoga Style: Hatha Yoga
  • Duration: 3 Weeks
  • Certification: RYT 200
300-Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh with Yoga Alliance Certification.

300 Hour Yoga Teachers Training in Rishikesh

  • Course Fee: US$ 2150 onwards
  • Accommodation: Twin Shared or Private Room
  • Yoga Style: Hatha Yoga
  • Duration: 4 Weeks
  • Certification: RYT 300
500-Hour Yoga Teacher Training - Course fee, Eligibility, Certification & Schedule

500 Hour Yoga Teachers Training in Rishikesh

  • Course Fee: US$ 3465 onwards
  • Accommodation: Twin Shared or Private Room
  • Yoga Style: Hatha Yoga
  • Duration:7 Weeks
  • Certification: RYT 500

Rishikesh Yogpeeth has established itself as One of the Best Yoga Teacher Training in India and trained more than 10,000 yoga students from over 120 countries in the past 15 years.

Become a Yoga Teacher With Transformative Yoga Courses in Rishikesh, India

More than 10,000 yoga students from over 120 countries have completed our intensive yoga teacher training courses in Rishikesh.

Yoga Teacher Training Syllabus

Rishikesh Yogpeeth
Yoga Philosophy Sessions

Philosophy is the core of any subject and yoga is no different, without philosophy yoga is similar to a body without consciousness.

Philosophy classes at Affiliate Yoga Schools - Rishikesh Yogpeeth are conducted in an interactive environment, where the process not only allows the participant to learn and navigate how to form questions but also helps them reach their own answers regarding mundane, emotional and spiritual life.

We have experienced that the quality of questions determines the quality of life and if one knows the techniques or the path to reach to the answers, life becomes the playground of possibilities.

One of the major outcomes of this is the development of interpersonal communicational skills, which refine the perception and responses towards the events of life for an enhanced experience of it.

  • The history and origin of Yoga
  • An introduction to Six Philosophies of the Indian context
  • An introduction to Yoga Sutra & Hatha Yog Pradipika
  • Yogic Ideas, concepts and hypothesis from ancient scriptures
Anatomy – Physiology & Psychology of Yoga practices

Modern understanding of the human organism has really helped this ancient wisdom of Yoga to get established in this era because many of the hypotheses of Yoga now we can observe and evaluate for their health benefits.

Anatomy classes allow the students to gain basic knowledge about the human body and its most important systems.

  • General understanding of the Human organism with its different systems
  • The emphasis on Nervous, Musculoskeletal and Respiratory system
  • Role of immunity and the practices to enhance its functioning
  • Benefits and contraindications of Yoga practices
Asana Sessions

The culture of Asana practice started as Hatha Yoga Tradition, since then it has crossed a long way to reach the modern versions of Shri B. K. S. Iyengar and Sri K Pattabhi Jois styles of Yoga.

These two are the pillars of the modern form of yoga, where one talks about the precise alignment and the other about the flow. According to the philosophy of Rishikesh Yogpeeth, we as the practitioners of Yoga require both, where alignment is the prerequisite to experience the ultimate stillness of Mind and body, at the same time flow is equally important and required in our life for its ultimate expressions and also for its ability to flow even in the odds of life.

These two streams of Yoga studies are the basis of Modern Yoga. Rishikesh Yogpeeth as a Yoga School pays a lot of emphasis on the Traditional practices of Hatha Yoga, which slowly and gradually prepares for Raja Yoga.

As we know Raja Yoga is the culmination of all the Yoga styles and practices. At the same time, we include the concepts of Alignment from Iyengar and flow from different Traditions. We believe that a comprehensive Yoga session supposes to be a good balance between the practice of Static postures and flow.

  • Hatha yoga postures with alignment, adjustments and modifications
  • Sanskrit Terms, Benefits and Contraindications of Asana
  • Use of the breath and specific bodily gestures
  • Study and practice different styles of Sun-salutations
  • Study and practice different flow sequences
Pranayama – Breath regulation for the regulation of being :

According to the hypothesis of Yogic scriptures, Prana is the fundamental force behind the manifested state of existence, it manifests as breath within the human organism.

Regular practice of breath regulation is just a medium to unfold the structural matrix of existence for the advanced practitioners of Pranayama but for most of us, only the physical and mental benefits related to these practices are sufficient enough to get attracted to them.

A Pranayama session at Rishikesh Yogpeeth systematically deals with the subject matter to develop a holistic and comprehensive awakening to this potential form of Consciousness. For a yoga practitioner, breath is a medium to reach the self and access realization.

Breath is also called is a psychophysiological mirror of being, which means just by regulation over breath we can regulate the overall complete being.

  • Breathing techniques to improve respiratory functioning
  • Which in turn improves the functioning of all the systems
  • Natural breath – slow, rhythmic and diaphragmatic
  • Breath regulation for stress-related problems
  • Importance of Kumbhak/breath retention and its applications
Mantra Sessions

The traditional hypothesis of Mantra is very close to the science of sound, rhythm and its relationship with silence & Consciousness, Mantras are of two types one without the meanings and the other with meanings, without the meaning called seed or Beej mantra, these are the most powerful sounds of manifestation.

Traditionally, mantras are used to concentrate and ultimately liberate the mind from its limitations. In mantra classes, participants will learn how to develop an inner space for a meditational journey by using these mantras.

In Mantra sessions teachers at Rishikesh Yogpeeth will guide the participants step by step to unveil their own source of potentialities and later on they can use these experiences in their own teachings.

  • Mantras with their respective voice modulations
  • To awaken hidden aspects of the human organism
  • And lately, this grows as the complete transformation or Self-realization.
Meditation Sessions

How to withdraw the senses to the internal world is the biggest question in front of many yoga practitioners all around the world. Meditation sessions at Affiliate Yoga Schools – Rishikesh Yogpeeth will provide an extensive range of practices and tools to understand the process and its application, so ultimately participants can discover their own practice of meditation and simultaneously lead meditation classes with impactful experience for their own students. Practices will include.

  • Self-observation on many levels either guided or by self
  • Learning the skill of how to guide students
  • The connection between breath and meditative state.
  • Yog Nidra from beginners to advance level
Teaching Methodology

This is the core of a teacher’s training program, how to teach. This is all about creating an environment where learning takes place without any hindrance.

Teaching methodology sessions at Affiliate Yoga Schools - Rishikesh Yogpeeth fulfills the need of its participants to grow as Yoga Teachers step by step in a systematic manner by developing the sequential self-practice to ultimately guide others as efficient instructors or Yoga Teachers.

Practices involve in these sessions are

  • Ethical guidelines for a Yoga Teacher
  • Lesson plan and Sequencing of practices
  • Class management to the observation
  • Art of Demonstrations, Assistance and correction
  • Concept of Alignment, at all the possible levels

What is Yoga Alliance Certification?

RYT-200, RYT-500

Yoga Alliance is the world's largest association of Yoga Schools and Teachers. It provides a framework for Yoga professionals to teach and train in a variety of settings, so they can more confidently share their knowledge with others.

Yoga Alliance Certification is the international standard for establishing competency and consistency in teaching and training yoga. Yoga Alliance offers a system that designates teachers as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT 200, RYT 500) and school as Registered Yoga School (RYS).

Yoga Alliance Certification in Rishikesh, India

If you want to teach yoga professionally, or if you want your certification recognized globally, the Yoga Alliance is the only organization that will give you a credential that counts. We are here to help you find the best yet affordable Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh and obtain Yoga Alliance Certification so that you can become a professional yoga instructor.

  • The minimum amount of yoga training you need to become a certified instructor is 200 hours (level - 1), which qualifies you to register with Yoga Alliance as RYT 200.
  • You can further develop your knowledge and profile by completing a 300-hours yoga teacher training course (level-2) after having completed a 200-hours yoga teacher training course, which is also an eligibility requirement for joining this course. This will allow you to register with Yoga Alliance as RYT 500.
  • You can also register with Yoga Alliance as an RYT 500 by completing 500 hours of yoga teacher training by completing 200 hours and 300 hours in the same order.

You can reserve a place with Rishikesh Yogpeeth with an option to choose between the following two locations - Abhayaranya Yoga Ashram or Rishikesh Yogpeeth. Both the ashrams offer fully residential Yoga teacher certification programs suitable for beginners to advanced level yoga practitioners. Begin your journey by joining our revolutionary yoga courses in Rishikesh, India!

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Yoga School in Rishikesh, India

Yoga Center in Rishikesh, India
Rishikesh Yogpeeth a Yoga teacher training school in Rishikesh registered with Yoga Alliance.

As a Yoga Teacher Training School in Rishikesh, we believe that India, as the birthplace of Yoga, has a special responsibility to continue to spread this message of Yoga to the world in its original essence. At Rishikesh Yogpeeth, our intention is to apply the science of yoga by adapting the traditional knowledge of Indian Masters to suit our times, while taking care to preserve the essence of their teachings.

Yoga is about discovering your true nature through your own personal experience. Being one of the prominent yoga schools in Rishikesh, India, we want to provide a transforming experience and focus on the subtler aspects of Yoga, not only covering the asanas but going beyond to enhance your understanding of yoga.

The philosophical background of Rishikesh Yogpeeth and the practices taught in our courses are very much in line with the Yog Sutra compiled by Maharishi Patanjali. Our Yoga does not end at the yoga hall, it leads to personal revelations, changes and then transformation. We believe our YTT courses will help you initiate this chain of self-transformation.

Best Yoga Teacher Training In Rishikesh, India

Frequently Asked Questions - Rishikesh Yogpeeth

Travel to Rishikesh, India

I am a Female solo traveller, is it safe for me to travel by myself in India to Rishikesh?

Known as the ‘Yoga Capital of the World,’ Rishikesh is not only a spiritual haven but also a safe destination for solo female travellers. As part of the Yoga Teacher Training or Yoga retreat booking process, we can provide you with a purpose-built solo traveller blog link to arrive in Rishikesh safely

I arrive in Delhi as my port of entry, how will I reach Rishikesh Yogpeeth (RYP)?

We recommend 2 options – Option 1 is to transit in Delhi briefly and fly to Dehradun, nearest airport to Rishikesh and Option 2 is to pre-book a taxi from Delhi to Rishikesh Yogpeeth. Both are safe options and at an added cost, Rishikesh Yogpeeth can organise the Hire cars for you to bring you to RYP from Delhi or Dehradun airport

How to obtain documentation from RYP to help in securing Visa to India?

Simple, please email – we are used to assisting students with requests like this so we will do our best to help. It is recommended that you reach out to us with any such request at least 3-4 months before your arrival into India to give enough time to obtain Visa. RYP does not guarantee that through this support your Visa will be approved but we are happy to help!

Yoga Teacher Training, Yoga and Ayurveda retreats

Can a beginner become a yoga teacher?

Yes, very much so. The first step in the direction of becoming a Yoga Teacher is to complete 200 hours of Yoga Teacher Training with a Registered Yoga School (RYS). For this, you don’t need any prior yoga experience.

I don’t think that I have the body type or flexibility for Yoga asanas. Can I still enrol and get value from Yoga?

We know that in popular culture, the way Yoga asana are depicted; our students can have this question. Our way of Yoga teacher training is grounded in a core belief that Yoga is a mindset, a way of living and is way more than asanas. Our 200 hr Yoga teacher training and retreats is for everyone who is a keen Yoga enthusiast. Our expert teachers will help you learn Yoga philosophy and asana at a pace that works for you and small batch size means a personal attention.

How can I become a yoga teacher in Rishikesh?

The very first training to become a yoga teacher is 200 hours of yoga teacher training. It does not require any previous knowledge of yoga however if you have some prior experience it always comes handy.

What are the courses for a yoga teacher in Rishikesh?

At Rishikesh Yogpeeth and other schools in India, there are 200 hours and 300 hours yoga teacher training courses available to start with. There is no prior experience required for 200 hours of Yoga teacher training. However, for 300 hours, you must have completed 200 hours training prior from a registered Yoga school. Once you complete 300 hours yoga teacher training you become a certified 500 hours yoga teacher (RYT 500). You can also opt for 500 hours Yoga Teacher Training as the two courses of 200 hours and 300 hours are scheduled in sequence in most Yoga schools.

Is Hatha yoga hard?

The word hard is relative and hence cannot be answered. Yoga is an experiential journey and one must decide what’s hard or easy for them. Hatha Yoga is the traditional Yoga practice which is supposedly considered as the fundamental of Yoga. All other practices like Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Flow yoga, etc are developed from the base of Hatha Yoga.

Where can I practice yoga in Rishikesh?

Rishikesh is known as the Yoga capital of the world hence you can practice Yoga at every nook and corner of the town. There are many Yoga schools, studios and ashrams for professional training as well as for ad hoc yoga practice. Rishikesh Yogpeeth is one of the best Yoga schools in Rishikesh that offers Yoga Teacher Training as well as multiple Yoga and Ayurveda retreat options where you can practice unlimited Yoga.

How much does it cost for yoga teacher training in Rishikesh?

The cost of any Yoga training depends on your need and expectation from the school. This may vary from USD 1000 to USD 3500. Your decision should factor in the reliability of the school, safety, experience of the teacher, duration of the course, etc. If it is residential, the quality of accommodation, food and cleanliness is important. Read the reviews of the school and if possible talk to them or send them an enquiry email. The way they respond tells a lot about their ethos.

Which is the best yoga teacher training course in Rishikesh?

You will find hundreds of options in Rishikesh to learn Yoga and Yoga teachers training. One of the best Yoga schools undoubtedly is Rishikesh Yogpeeth, running residential Yoga teacher training for more than a decade. It has two locations to conduct courses – Abhayaranya Yoga Ashram.

Yoga Teacher Training in India and Rishikesh

Why do Yoga Teacher Training from India?

Yoga (or Yog, in Sanskrit) originated from a set of ancient scriptures called Patanjali Yogsutra in India. In comparison to other countries, India’s Yoga teaching is more disciplined enabling deeper practice of Yoga philosophy and links Yoga to other Indian Vedanta philosophies like Sankhya and Vedas. This has earned India the reputation in the world for Spiritual excellence. This feedback is also confirmed by many students of RYP who have learnt Yoga from other countries before studying at RYP

Ok, but in India I have heard of other cities to do Yoga, why should I choose Rishikesh?

Rishikesh also known in Indian culture as ‘Devbhoomi’ (the land of gods) situated on banks of river Ganga has a special spiritual significance. Rishikesh, the name in Sanskrit mean ‘the hair strand of a Yogi or Sage’ – is a city that has stood the test of time in terms of high-quality Yoga teaching through attracting the best Yoga teachers from India and abroad. You should choose Rishikesh because it is known as Yoga Capital of the world, has favourable weather, is incredibly safe and friendly to international tourists. Besides this, basing yourself in Rishikesh can enable you to explore broader Himalayan treks, temples and other outdoor activities of interest in India

Choosing Rishikesh Yogpeeth as your Yoga experience

Why should I choose Rishikesh Yogpeeth for Yoga teacher training in Rishikesh?

With more than 200 Yoga schools in Rishikesh, we often get this question! Rishikesh Yogpeeth is the Best Yoga Ashram in India because of 1) the Ashram is built on a mountain that students access by foot after a 30-40 min hike! we specially created this place for Yoga and meditation 2) RYP has individual teachers and a Head of Yoga education for various disciplines of Yoga; and these teachers stay onsite at the Ashram during your stay with us – this means individual attention to students and 3) All-inclusive fully residential program means you will make a deep connection and bond with fellow students and RYP teachers ‘for life’. This is also enabled through RYP’s alumni program called Yoga Bodhi

Every school in Rishikesh promotes itself, how can I be sure of choosing a good quality yoga school in Rishikesh?

You do not have to take our word for it – across Yoga Alliance, Google and TripAdvisor our students have given us approx. 1000+ 5-Star reviews, we encourage you to read them and see if our ashram and our programs are good fit for you. Founded in 2006, we have close to two decades of experience in quality yoga teaching – 17,000+ students from 120+ countries have trusted us. 80%+ of our students are from USA, UK, Australia, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Canada and Netherlands with 95%+ students returning rates

I see cheaper prices for similar courses in India and Rishikesh. Why is RYP’s price expensive?

As you’d have experienced in any other services or tourist activity – setting price comes down to two factors – 1) Our input costs and 2) Customer Value. In our case the factor #1 is a major factor. Due to no vehicle access, everything at RYP has been brought up by manual labour, all construction, all grocery, all books, all yoga mats, everything. From a school that has vehicle access, this mean our input costs are at 2-3 times Rishikesh city based schools. We also are confident that the value that our Yoga programs offer, our prices are competitive in comparison to suitable alternates in India. We also offer a very competitive Early Bird and Twin sharing options, both of which are geared towards making our programs affordable to our students.

Yoga Alliance Certification

Is it worth registering with Yoga Alliance?

If you wish to teach Yoga in the US and Canada and some of the other countries, then yes you should register yourself with Yoga Alliance.

What is Yoga Alliance certification?

Yoga Alliance doesn’t provide certificates. It is a directory for Yoga schools and certified Yoga teachers. The directory is maintained to provide exposure and visibility to the schools and teachers. A Yoga certificate is provided by the respective Yoga school.

Affordable Yoga Retreats in Rishikesh, India

Yoga Retreats & Wellness Programs
Yoga retreats are a great way to hit the reset button on life. The first step towards experiencing a good retreat is making a commitment to your mental and physical health. If you lead a stressful and hectic life, then making your health a priority will help you find your balance and centre once again.
Programs Fees
3 Days Introductory Yoga Retreat $ 400 USD
3 Days Ayurveda Retreat $ 500 USD
7 Days Yoga Retreat For All Levels $ 700 USD
14 Days Yoga Retreat For All Levels $ 1350 USD
7 Days Ayurvedic Detox Retreat $ 900 USD
14 Days Ayurvedic Detox Retreat $ 1750 USD
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Introductory yoga retreat in Rishikesh with 3 nights stay and meals at Abhayaranya Yoga Ashram. 7 days yoga retreat and courses for beginners in Rishikesh with Ashram stay.
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Rishikesh Yogpeeth offers a 21 days detox program based on Ayurvedic principles and Yoga at Abhayaranya Yoga Ashram. Rishikesh Yogpeeth offers a 21 days weight loss program based on Yoga, Meditation & Ayurvedic treatments.

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