Yoga Alliance Certification - RYT 200, RYT 500

Yoga Teacher Training Overview

In recent years we have seen how Yoga has made its mark in the mainstream living, so many people are interested in it for the sake of health and wellbeing. That has created a heavy demand for Yoga Teachers worldwide. The quest ends up with Yoga Teacher Training Courses. This is the Training of aspiring Yoga Teachers to guide them into the principles, practices and concepts of Yoga. This prepares the participants to lead a successful session of Yoga either for an individual or for a group. In these courses the syllabus includes the study and practices of Yoga Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, Yogic cleansing techniques, Philosophy of Yoga, Modern Anatomy, Physiology and Psychology etc. Nowadays there are many Schools, Colleges, Institutes, Organizations, Universities and Ashrams offers a variety of Yoga Courses for different durations considering the various needs of Yoga seekers and Yoga Teacher Training is one of them.

History - Yoga Teacher Training Courses

Swami Vishnudevananda disciple of Swami Sivananda was the very first Yoga Master, in late 60s who went on feeling the need of Yoga Teacher Training Courses, to prepare Yoga Teachers. Even at that time he was quite aware that in near future societies will be having unhealthy hectic lifestyles and a greater need for Yoga. So considering all of this he went on developing a curriculum of Yoga Teacher Training course and in 1969, taught the very first Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training in Canada. To a certain extent it was the continuation of the Yoga Training program offered by Yoga Vedanta Forest Academy of Sivananda Ashram in Rishikesh, India. Since then the Course has trained more than 50,000 certified Yoga Teachers to serve humanity as a whole.

Yoga education in India

Yoga was the Traditional education system of ancient India, where students and teachers live together in an ashram called Gurukula. Day to day life in Gurukula under the guidance of an experienced master was the perfect combination for students to get a transformative learning atmosphere to grow physically, mentally and spiritually. Over the period of time with many invasions to India, we lost it. Fortune turns around and once again Yoga is finding its way to the modern education system of India. There are many Universities, Colleges, Institutes and Schools not only offering different Yoga Courses but involved in research and development of Yogic science. These Courses include a one month certificate course to the Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Doctorate Degrees in Yoga.

Some of the prestigious Yoga Universities and Institutions in India;

Bihar School of Yoga
Munger, Bihar

Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga
New Delhi


Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya
Haridwar, Uttarakhand

Gurukul Kangri University
Haridwar, Uttarakhand

Patanjali University
Haridwar, Uttarakhand

Lonavla, Pune

Yoga Alliance - Yoga Teacher Training Certification

Yoga Alliance is a Trade and Professional Membership Organization in the USA, which registers Yoga School and Yoga Teachers under their designated system. Registered Yoga Teacher is the designation given to those who have completed a Yoga Teacher Training Course from a Registered Yoga School under the guidelines of Yoga Alliance at 200hrs, 300hrs and 500hrs level.

The courses we conduct as a RYS with Yoga Alliance, USA, are structured as follows:

Certification Prerequisite On completion, you can:
Basic 200-hours yoga TTC in rishikesh None Register as RYT-200.
Advanced 300-hours yoga TTC in rishikesh 200-hours TTC from any Registered Yoga School. Register as RYT-500.
Advanced 500-hours yoga TTC in Rishikesh None. Register as RYT-500.

Rishikesh Yogpeeth - Yoga Teacher Training School

Established in 2005, Rishikesh Yogpeeth is a Registered Yoga School (RYS) with Yoga Alliance, offers 200-hours, 300-hours and 500-hours Hatha Yoga Teachers Training courses (TTC) in Rishikesh India. All of these courses are provided by Rishikesh Yogpeeth on residential basis, Course fee is in between USD 1050 to USD 2700, which includes Tuition fee, Accommodation, Three Sattvic meal a day, Course material, Yoga mat, Wi-Fi connectivity and Airport transfers from Dehradun airport.

Why Rishikesh Yogpeeth?

Yoga is a practice that can change and transform lives for good. Hitting the mat not just has a profound effect on your physical health but on your mental health and overall well being as well. If the thought of spreading the joy of Yoga has ever crossed your mind then Rishikesh is the place to head. Known as the spiritual birthplace of the discipline, the region has birthed some of the greatest Yogis and practitioners worldwide.

Rishikesh Yogpeeth is a yoga teacher training institute in Rishikesh that aims to bring together the best aspects of modern scientific research from the West along with the ancient wisdom and discipline of the East, offering a Yoga Teachers Training program that’s not just fulfilling but also designed to help practitioners get the best results for their students.

Our yoga certification courses guide Yoga enthusiasts on a transformative journey focussed on awareness and self-discovery, stretching the limitations that you’ve placed on your mind and your body through rigorous training and constant practice.

Our Yoga teachers training course will help you understand the practice as a learner first and foremost and then as an instructor. It will also help expand your knowledge and understanding of the ancient traditions that form the history of the practice.

Takeaways from our yoga teacher training courses:

  • Achieving a conscious state of mind that leads to self-awareness
  • Ability to synergize the body, mind, and soul
  • Understanding the techniques for Yogic stress management and prevention of stress-related ailments.
  • Introduction to Ayurveda, in the anatomical context
  • mental, physical, emotional, social, and intellectual health
  • Understanding the various postures and asanas and their impact on the physiology and mind

Yoga Teacher Training Courses at Rishikesh Yogpeeth

The yoga teachers training in Rishikesh works towards combining ancient Yoga techniques with modern science. It helps develop a Yoga program that is greatly effective and delivers results.

The curriculum developed here is designed to help Yoga enthusiasts way beyond their mats, it offers a practical look at Yoga and uses Yogic science to combat the maladies, stress and chronic disease that is a consequence of our fast-paced and sedentary lifestyles. It is designed to guide students and equip them with the tools to lead a healthier, happier, and more fulfilling life.

  • Internationally certified yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, India, registered with Yoga Alliance, USA.
  • Courses designed for beginners, intermediate and advanced level yoga students.
  • Our yoga teachers are rooted in tradition yet are contemporary in their vision & communication.
  • Inexpensive yoga teacher training in India - US$ 1050~2700 including food & accommodation (double-occupancy room with attached bath).
  • Residential facility amidst ashram surroundings in the foothills of Himalaya.
  • Opportunity to experience Indian culture and tradition.
  • Loving and caring support team.