500 Hrs Yoga Teacher Training for Beginners in Rishikesh, India

Moksha Ashram, 140 Badrinath Road Tapovan, Rishikesh, Uttrakhand, India 249192

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Experience Overview

This institute of Yoga Teacher Training Rishikesh offers courses on various Vedic sciences with Yoga being the primary. This course provide opportunity for the students to become a professional Yoga teacher by developing the right knowledge and commitment towards the subject. The various practices of Hatha Yoga and Ashtanga Yoga will make the body more flexible, remove stress, enhance the energy levels of the body and boost the immune system. This course will allow the students to discover their potential as a Yoga teacher and spread the knowledge to others.

The 500 hour teacher training course in this Yoga Alliance certified centre will commence with a detailed study about the origin of Yoga and the Yoga sutras. The students will come to know about the philosophical aspects of Sankhya darshan and Vedanta darshan and significances of subjects like the five koshas and elements. The energy structure of the human system including the nadis, chakras and kundalini will be studied in detail. The various asanas, kriyas, mudras and pranayamas of advanced level will be taught, with special importance to postures and breathing. A detailed study of advanced meditations techniques will be made and the practices will include Seven Chakra meditation, Hamsa meditation, Hridayakasha Dharana, Panchaprana Dharana, Mantra meditation and others. The session will then move to aspects of Mantra yoga and the study of anatomy and physiology including details of body alignment during asanas.

The 500 hour Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga teacher training course will also include elements of Ayurveda therapy like the concept of the three Doshas and their identification. It will also lay stress on the teaching methodologies and discuss the various obstacles faced as a Yoga teacher. The course will include fifty seven nights of accommodation with five Himalayan excursions and five Ayurvedic massages. It will also include detailed study materials and a Yogic cleansing session with the cleansing kit. This comprehensive course provides the students with a certificate from Yoga Alliance USA.

Experience Highlights

  • 3 Vegetarian Meals Daily
  • 1 Energised Mala
  • Certificate
  • Cleansing Kit
  • 1 T-Shirt
  • 1 Aura check up
  • 1 Ayurvedic Massage
  • 1 Excursion in The Himalaya’s
  • 57 Nights Accommodation


Hatha Yoga Ashtanga Yoga


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Time Table

  • 06:00 – 06:30  Wake up and cleansing.
  • 06:30 – 07:00  Shatkriya and herbal tea (yogic cleansing with Jala neti (special techniques of nose cleansing), pooja (mantra recitation & fire ceremony purification).
  • 07:00 – 08:30  Asanas practical class Hatha/Ashtanga style (depending on the week schedule): learning the asana postures under the guiding of experienced Yoga teacher.
  • 08:30 – 09:30  Pranayama: breathing exercises/Shatkarma (yogic cleansing)
  • 09:30 – 10:30  Breakfast: special yogic menu.
  • 10:30 – 11:30  Yoga philosophy/Ayurveda/teaching methodology.
  • 11:30 – 12:30  Mantra chanting.
  • 13:00 – 14:00  Lunch.
  • 14:00 – 15:00  Free time.
  • 15:00 – 16:00  Yoga Anatomy 2 weeks/asana alignment 2 weeks.
  • 16:00 – 17:30  Ashtanga Vinyasa/Hatha Yoga (theory & practice): number of physical postures according to study program.
  • 17:30 – 18:30  Yoga Nidra/ guided Meditation: guided relaxation practice, meditation and concentration.
  • 18:30 – 19:30  Dinner.
  • 19:30 – 20:30  Special event.
  • 20:00 – 22:00  Free time.
  • 22:00 – 06:00  Sleep.

About the center

Vedansha Institute of Vedic Science & yoga teacher training Rishikesh, India

Rishikesh is the centre of Yogic studies in India and the Vedansha Institute offers courses for Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, in the heart of the city. The ashram is located in a place where many yogis and spiritual gurus have performed various yogic practices through the years enriching the place by their energies, making it an ideal spot to gain the best results from yogic practices. The courses offered not only helps the students to develop as Yoga teachers but also establishes emotional stability and allow them to derive more happiness out of life. The institute is a yoga alliance certified centre and Hatha Yoga and meditation is taught through scientifically verifiable techniques.

The founder of the institute is Yogacharya Sanjeev Pandey, who is an accomplished yogi, with 20000 hours of experience of deep meditative states. He has been devoted to teaching methods of pranayama and yogic philosophy since 1995 and after becoming a Yogachariya in the subsequent years, he set up an institute in 2011 to spread the message of yoga. His aim is to continuously progress in the path of scientific exploration of Yoga and help the students to connect with their inner selves through it. Every teacher of this institute has the right volume of experience needed for providing Yoga teacher training for beginners and shares a similar dedication towards the practice of Yoga.

Set near the holy Ganges river and being surrounded by the Himalayas, this center of Yoga teacher training Rishikesh has the right environment to practice Ashtanga Yoga, pranayama and meditation. The individual ability of each student is recognized by the teachers and the study materials have been created in an easily comprehensible manner. The centre encourages the use of Yogic methods and meditation to treat various modern ailments and every aspect of the teaching and training is based on the deep knowledge of the Vedic sciences.

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Accommodation Overview

The institute offers accommodation options in two centres, which are the Vedansha Retreat Center and the Kriya ashram. Both the spaces provide a peaceful ambience and also has an Ayurvedic garden, ideal for the practice of Yoga and meditation in a relaxed environment. The Vedansha Retreat Centre has rooms which have an attached bathroom and fan, along with free filtered water and free Wi-Fi. Air-conditioned rooms are provided, depending on availability, during summer. Hot water and room heaters during winters are provided on request.

The Kriya Ashram is the training centre of the institute and the rooms here are simple in design, but clean and comfortable. All rooms have attached toilet facilities and hot water is supplied as required.

Food Overview

The food arranged during the Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga teacher training sessions is designed to enhance the effects of the Yogic practices. This institute of Yoga Teacher Training Rishikesh has one of the best restaurants of the city, the Vedansha Namaste Restaurant. The restaurant serves fresh and delicious items and includes various cuisines, including Indian, Ayurvedic and international varieties. The cooking is done in an authentic wooden oven that renders a special taste to the various Indian dishes and also to the items like pizza.

What is Included

  • 57 Nights Accommodation
  • International Valid Certificate of Yoga Alliance USA
  • 3 Vegetarian Meals Daily
  • 1 Energised Mala
  • Certificate
  • Cleansing Kit
  • 1 T-Shirt
  • 1 Aura check-up
  • 1 Ayurvedic Massage
  • 1 Excursion in The Himalaya’s

What is not Included

  • Pickup and drop
  • Tickets and Visa
  • Personal Expenses

Cancellation Policy

100% refund before 30 days from the date of arrival.

50% refund before 15 days from the date of arrival.