200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training at Abhayaranya Rishikesh Yoga Village

Patna water-fall, Neelkanth Temple Road, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand - 249304, India

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This yoga teacher training course has been designed specially as a stepping stone for students who want to start a journey over the path of hatha yoga. The Abhayaranya Rishikesh Yogpeeth believes in the spiritual values of yoga and integrates the traditional with the modern, delivering it to the students with utmost sincerity. It introduces the participant to the fundamentals of yoga, building the self-confidence in them to advance as a yoga teacher. This course guides the students as unique individuals and helps them explore their own capabilities by enhancing themselves.

The 200 hour yoga teacher training course has been designed with care and each stage is aimed to aid the student in gaining gradual insight in the poses and practices of yogasanas. The teaching methods do not revolve around making the students memorise the practices but makes sure that they gradually imbibe it into their lives. Starting from the history and philosophy of yoga, this course will delve into the importance of balance, discipline and diet for a yoga practitioner. Focus will also be put on balancing the elements of spirituality and ethics of yoga with the elements of a business module.

The teachers in this school are oriented towards guiding each and every student through the postures and techniques of the asanas and pranayams.The overall ambience of the yoga center with the Ganges flowing nearby, make it a great place for transmission of yogic knowledge. Every day is balanced effectively with practices, mediation,classes and lectures supported by a chanting and pranayama sessions.

Consumption of alcohol and smoking is not allowed during the entire session. There will also be daily homework to help in understanding the subject properly and an assessment to evaluate the student’s performance in the end of the training.

Experience Highlights

  • 200hrs Yoga Teacher Training Course
  • 27 Days Accommodation
  • 3 Vegetarian Meals Daily


Hatha Ashtanga


English Hindi


In keeping with the requirements of Yoga Alliance - USA, 200-hour YTT program follows a tight schedule where almost each of the 6 to 7 training hours in the day are assigned to some aspect of yoga. You could find the training intensive but enlightening. Depending on the yoga school the mornings can begin as early as 5:30 a.m. with meditation followed by some yoga postures and maybe some classes or lectures in philosophy or anatomy. Chanting and pranayama are also part of the schedule. During training you are provided with two to three yoga meals, fruit refreshments and green tea. Daily written homework is also the norm as that is how you will gain in-depth knowledge of the subject.  Sleeping early is encouraged as that is part of yogic practice.

» 05:30 am - Wake Up
» 06:00 am - Herbal Tea
» 06:15 am - Shatkarma/Yogic cleansing
» 06:30 am - Pranayama and Chanting
» 07:30 am - Yoga Asana
» 09:00 am - Breakfast
» 10:30 am - Yoga Anatomy
» 11:30 am - Yoga Philosophy
» 12:30 pm - Lunch
» 04:30 pm - Yoga Breathing | Yoga Nidra
» 05:00 pm - Hatha/Ashtanga Yoga Asana
» 06:45 pm - Pranayama | Meditation
» 07:15 pm - Dinner
» 10:45 pm - Lights Out

Please note : Daily Schedule is subject to change - Rishikesh Yogpeeth

Techniques and practice make the bulk of the training as 100 hours is allotted to that. Methodology takes up 25 hours while 20 hours go to learning anatomy and physiology.  You need to devote 30 hours to philosophy and ethical conduct. For electives there are 15 hours and 10 hours for practicum.

About the center

Abhayaranya Rishikesh Yoga Village & Yoga Retreat Rishikesh India

Founded in 2006

Nestled in a pristine corner at the foothills of the majestic Himalayas and on the banks of the holy river Ganges, the Abhayaranya-Rishikesh Yogpeeth is a yoga school dedicated to spread around the true essence of yoga. Registered with the Yoga Alliance USA, the school provides the perfect environment to learn about the ancient science of hatha yoga in the place of its origin.

The peaceful ambience of this yoga school in Rishikesh and the specially crafted programs will give the visitors the unique taste of life in a yogic ashram. Every teacher is supremely skilled and devoted in transmitting the yogic lessons in their traditional form along with sessions of guided meditations and chants. The yoga teacher training courses conducted here are designed in levels to accommodate each type of student and to guide them towards a spiritual journey.

The delicious satvik food served in the Yogpeeth is prepared to keep the visitors healthy and activities like rafting and trekking are incorporated in the various programmes to make the entire experience more wholesome. This is the perfect place to start a life-transforming journey to explore the path of yoga.

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Accommodation Overview

Rishikesh Yogpeeth has four budget hotels and an ashram for accommodating the visitors and students with both private and double room facilities. All rooms have attached bathrooms with 24-hour water supply and regular supply of hot water, twice in a day. The aesthetically designed Mahatma Yoga Ashram is scenically located beside the Ganges and acts as the venue for the yoga retreats and the beginner’s courses in hatha yoga.

What is Included

  • 200hrs Yoga Teacher Training Course
  • 27 Days Accommodation
  • 3 Vegetarian Meals Daily
  • All course books and material 

What is not Included

  • Pick up and Drop
  • Flights and Visa
  • Personal Expenses

Cancellation Policy

All aspirants are advised to carefully consider the time and resources required for the course before forwarding the application for the teacher training course. The deposit submitted with the application is not refundable. However, in case of emergencies and other unavoidable exigencies the Yoga Peeth at its discretion permits students to go for any other scheduled course until Jan. 2017 We therefore recommend that all applicants carefully examine their upcoming obligations so that they may be able to devote their full attention to the teacher training program.