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500 hours yoga teacher training

500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Level 1 + 2

Our 500 hours course is a full package course for motivated students who wish to complete a 200 and 300 hours together. We offer back to back 200 and 300 hour yoga teacher training program. We have a wonderful history of our 200 hour graduates enrolling with us itself for the 300 hours course. And not mention, some students who have the time and resources certainly opt for the 500 hours course. A huge plus point to the 500 hours course is attending a well crafted course with detailed attention focusing on each level. Doing a 200 and a 300 hours yttc with the same school ensures consistency in the knowledge and information shared and gained and a lot of depth to it.

This 500 hour yoga teacher training comes with a week off in-between level 1 and level 2 to provide a student the much needed break after the 200 hour yttc. During this break a student can choose to simple relax or attend other courses ( like reiki, yoga therapy and many more offered in our school or any where in Rishikesh) or simply enjoy the beauty of Rishikesh and Uttarakhand (if trekking and other sight seeings are on the checklist of a student) Stay in the school during the one week off is totally free and included in the full course fee.

Our aim — to provide our students a holistic yoga teacher training experience enriched with yogic traditions!

Yoga Course Overview

This 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training course is an Intensive course with 2 long months of continuous study. It is worth to have some yoga knowledge and practise before joining an intensive course. The program consists of the foundational course — t—he 200 hour yoga teacher training followed by the advance level 2 course — the 300 hour yoga teacher training course.

By the end of the yoga course, you will be able to confidently teach a Yoga class suitable for all levels and offer modifications for students with injuries or physical limitations with the sound knowledge gained in anatomy and alignment classes during the ttc. This program is suitable for not just yoga teachers wanting to gain a certification but also for students who simply wish to deepen their knowledge. The 300 hour yoga teacher training will be an advance level laying more importance on other yogic aspects like studying advance yogic scriptures and in-depth, practising advance techniques of pranayama and kriyas, mudras , etc.

On completing all course requirements students will be awarded Yoga Alliance® USA approved 200 and 300 hour Teacher Training Certificates. To qualify for Yoga Alliance RYT 500 Certification, all you would further need is an actual teaching experience of 100 hours.

By the end of the yoga course, you will be able to teach the appropriately modified Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Class for all levels and offer modifications to students with injuries or physical limitations.

Course Objectives

Our goals are to:

  • A career to fall in love with and with yourself!
  • Gain thorough understanding of the science of yoga
  • A confident voice to inspire other aspiring yogis and people from all walks of life.
  • The magical experience of living in India for one whole month as a yogi in the very birthplace of yoga - Rishikesh, amongst other yogis and saints and meeting likeminded people from all around the world. .
  • Become a skilled and a professional yoga teacher with a compassionate approach to share the love of yoga with others.
  • 200 hours plus 300 hours yoga certification enabling you to register as a RYT with Yoga Alliance, USA.


YTTC Course Fee

Single occupancy — $2650 USD

Shared occupancy – $2200 USD

What does the 500 Hour Yoga TTC fees include?

  • 28 nights shared Accommodation.
  • 3 x Daily vegetarian meals and detox beverages.
  • Sunday excursions.
  • Yoga material (Yoga cleansing kit, notebook, pen, pencil & body cleansing kit, etc).
  • Free access to our yoga library.
  • A welcome package upon arrival .
  • Free pick up from Dehradun airport a day prior to course start.

To book your mat space – An advance deposit of $510 is payable via PayPal. Balance amount is payable in full on arrival and is accepted in Cash INR/USD/EURO/ Credit card/Bank transfer
PayPal/bank/Credit card transaction fee is borne by the applicant ** Book 6 months in advance and avail a discount **
The fee mentioned includes Tuition Fee, single room accommodation, Meals, Yoga Materials and Excursions

Refund Policy

Deposit paid is non-refundable.

In case of unforeseen emergencies/contingencies/early exit from course/no-show — the fee shall not be refunded.However a student can rearrange his plans and enrol within the next 3 months to complete the yttc

Failing to do so will have the fees paid/deposit paid forfeited. Under no scenario the management shall refund the deposit/fees once paid. Hence it is advised, to make thorough plans while planning for a yoga teacher training course as it involves a lot of investment on your part in terms of time and money.

Arrival Logistics

Plan your arrival and departure well within your visa limits. You are expected to be at Rishikesh Yog Dham by 16:00 PM one day prior to the 1st day of the course. Please ensure you flights are booked accordingly so as to reach the Centre no later than 16:30 PM. The orientation ceremony will be held at 17:00 PM..

We arrange cab pick from Delhi IGT airport and Dehradun Jolly Grant airport for a minimum cost of $70 and $20 USD respectively. We will ask you a month before your course date to confirm your flight details should you wish to avail this service. It takes around 6 hours from Delhi to Rishikesh by road and around about 45 mins from Dehradun airport. Please consider the road travel time while booking your flights for smooth arrival and departure.

Students depart the Centre a day after the graduation ceremony post breakfast..

Required documents upon arrival

  • A recent passport size photo.
  • A colour copy or scan of Passport.
  • A copy of your Indian visa. Incase of E-visa, the school shall also seek for the arrival e-stamp details.

What to Bring

  • An extra notebook/pen for notes.
  • Sun protection.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Yoga Mat.
  • Yoga clothing for asana practice.
  • Comfortable clothing for all times.
  • Flashlight.
  • Toiletries.
  • Winter warmers if travelling during the winter season.
  • A pair of white clothing for the graduation ceremony.
  • Adaptor plug.
  • Travelling First aid kit.

Course Outline

Your normal training day starts with morning yoga and meditation exercises. In the afternoon there are lectures, afternoon exercises, and group teaching. Your classroom lecture will change week-by-week with various topics including functional anatomy, yoga philosophy, history of yoga and Hinduism and class sequencing.

You will also learn practical hands-on assist, key postural alignment, the use of yoga props, and an ethical approach to the business of yoga. We will explore ethical topics of teaching yoga, practical business marketing skills, pricing, and how to build your online presence.

The important component of the course lies in practicing different styles of yoga. From the traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa primary series to Vinyasa, Yin, and Rocket Yoga you will receive an appreciation for many different forms of yoga in the modern world, discovering their uniqueness and objectives.

Upon graduation, you will be able to teach yoga to your future students with your own experience and knowledge.

Daily Schedule

A typical day at Rishikesh Yog Dham starts with a soul warming herbal drink/tea to kick start the body metabolism needed for the whole days activities lined up at the ttc. Followed by the morning gathering comes Cleansing of the mind and body through Shatkarma or yogic cleansing as it's popularly understood amongst the general masses. The Morning Yoga practise begins with a small session of Soul Healing (Mantra and Meditation). Morning Yoga practise is all about self realisation of the body, understanding its limits and pushing oneself to overcome the limitations of the mind.

Mid day consists of Understanding the Human body through anatomical point of view and a soundful meditation hour just before lunch. Lunch is followed by a quick rest time and then comes one of the most interesting parts of the yoga ttc, the whole reason of one choosing the path of yoga - Yoga Philosophy.

The ttc day ends with Yoga Teaching Methodology class and a light Satvic dinner. The course dives deeper from the second week onwards with lot of practical hands-on assisting, one on one teaching, understanding key alignment and its applications during practise sessions

Week 4 is all about practicum and final assessments. Students will be thoroughly guided to transition into the final week of their TTC.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be graduated as a Yoga Teacher and that would enable you to register yourself with Yoga Alliance USA and teach anywhere you would like to or open your own yoga studio

Time Activity
06:00 am – 07:30 am Shatkarma, Pranayama, Meditation
07:30 am – 08:45 pm Yoga class - Mysore style ashtanga Yoga
09:00 am – 09:30 am Breakfast
09:30 am – 10:30 am Yoga Anatomy
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Healing Practise with Mantras and mindful meditation
12:30 pm to 13:00 pm Lunch Break
15:00 pm – 16:00 pm Yoga Philosophy
16:00pm – 17:30 pm TM lecture — study of asana in depth, alignment, adjustment, teaching

Food And Accommodation

Food - 500 Hour Yoga Certification in India calls for Indian food ofcourse, isn’t it? Yes…very much indeed

At Rishikesh Yog Dham we offer food that best suits a Yogis food sense of sustaining life

Ayurvedic food on the lines of Satvic gunnas are incorporated in our day to day meals. Our chefs are highly experienced and only wholesome vegetarian plant based food is served. Local grown food from Rishikesh is served 3 times a day as breakfast, lunch and dinner

Any special dietary requirements must be informed to the management at the time of reservation and/or arrival. Food served is Vegetarian and Ayurvedic satvic

Accommodation - Our Yoga Teacher training programs offer the best experience to live life like a yogi. While keeping simplicity to its best, we have considered all those basic requirements needed by a modern day yogi

The location of Rishikesh Yog Dham and its natural surroundings make you're training even more inspiring, with the accommodation provided clean and comfortable. Room Amenities include:

  • Private double bedroom – Western style
  • Own private attached bathroom.
  • Bed sheets, blankets, and a pillow.
  • Wi-Fi.
  • Filtered water.
  • Hot shower water.
  • What makes it most unique is the spacious balconies it has on both sides of the rooms. The pictures shall describe them best.

    We have the following room options in our Yoga teacher training courses :
    Private room - A room for yourself with private bathroom
    Shared room - On Twin sharing basis

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500 hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh - Certification

Important factors that influence your successful certification are attendance, your attitude towards your fellow course mates, teachers and staff, submission of written assignments and final practicum.

All students have to follow the norms of the school laid down for this teacher training course. 100 percent attendance is a must and hence, one must focus only on the ttc during the tenure of the ttc. You can carry out your personal interest activities in the free time allowed to you during the day/after dinner or on Sundays

Participants must attend all excursions and activities of the school. And must follow a caffeine free/Non-alcoholic /vegetarian diet to maintain the decorum and get full benefits of the immersion program.

How to Apply

If you have made up your mind — this is place to follow the next steps towards registrations.

Click the link below — fill in your application form.
Upon reviewing, the management informs the student with availability confirmation and other information asked by a student during application. A deposit of $510 usd is payable to reserve your mat space.
Upon receipt of payment, the management confirms your registration. Applications are serves on first come first serve basis and seats are limited in Number. Hence, we encourage early admissions. The management reserves full rights to reject applications if deemed so

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Frequently Asked Questions

Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga was originated from the lineage of Sri.T. Krishnamacharya. From the University of Calcutta, Krishnamacharya found and recompiled the damaged ancient text-the Yoga Kurunta. It was believed that this text included groupings of the exact asanas of the 6 series and everything from drishti (gaze), bandhas (locks) to vinyasa. Thus the Kurunta formed the basis of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga System. When Krishnamachary left Mysore, India, he passed the tradition of spreading yoga to his oldest student-Pattabhi Jois. Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga focuses on three particular aspects known as Tristhana: posture (asana), breath and drishti (gaze). Ashtanga yoga is a dynamic and therapeutic yoga series that calms the mind and heals the body from any ailment. Vinyasa means breath and movement synchronization. By linking breath to movement, the Ashtanga series strengthens the respiratory system, energizing blood circulation and induces toxins elimination. As sense withdrawal occurs with eye focus and rhythmic breath cycles, it eventually becomes a moving meditation. When Pattahbi Jois brought Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga to the West in the 70’s, he helped to resolve some of the common ‘western bodies’ ailments such as tight hips, hamstrings and restless minds. Pattahbi Jois had passed away since 2009. His legend continues with this grandson Sharath Jois whom now is operating the Ashtanga Yoga Institute in Mysore, India.

Developed by Larry Schultz, The “Rocket” is a modification of the traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa sequences allowing the practitioner to explore advanced postures in a playful manner. Divided into 3 progressive sequences, Rocket yoga combines pose from the first, second and advanced series with a faster tempo allowing the practitioners to explore new dimensions internally and externally. Rocket 1 focuses on forwarding bends. Similar to the Full Primary series, the logic is to create length in the hamstrings and lower spine. This helps correct postural imbalances due to daily lifestyle such as prolonged sitting at a desk in the office. Drawing on the wisdom from the second series in Ashtanga, Rocket 2 introduces backbends in a way that is progressive and accessible to all levels of practitioners. Finally, Rocket 3 is a test of the stamina. It is a combination of Rocket 1 and 2 with playful transitions and inversions. Rocket 3 albeit challenging is still accessible to all levels. Modifications are available for beginners and variations are encouraged for intermediate/advanced practitioners. Full of arms balances, core exercises, and challenging transition, the Rocket will “take you there faster!”

The word “vinyasa” can be translated as “to place in order.” Like placing yoga postures in an order that will open the body up intelligently. In Vinyasa yoga classes, students coordinate action with breath from one pose to another. The order specially designed by the teacher often challenges you to create strength, flexibility and balance. Vinaysa flow yoga is a form of classical hatha yoga. It creates internal heat, creates lethargy in the body. It can be vigorous or noticeable, usually paced faster than other persistence based classes. The Viencia Flow from the Ashtanga Yoga Set Sequence provides a different perspective on other postures and their implications on the body and mind. Also, this is a good way to add variety to your daily practice.

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