500 Hours Yoga Teacher Training

Yoga India Foundation is a highly reputable center in India offering extensive courses on yoga and meditation. Here at Yoga India Foundation, students can benefit from the highly intensive 500 hour classes that offer instructions about the various philosophies and practices associated with yoga and meditation. Such training can not only help the students to develop total mastery over their minds and bodies but also allow them to become successful yoga teachers in future. In the 500 Hours Yoga Teacher Training Rishikesh course, the students are going to get acquainted about the different aspects of Hatha yoga, Ashtanga yoga, Pranayama as well as various asanas and breathing exercises. Our yoga teachers are true masters capable of offering instructions that are exemplifying and corrective. By using their own extensive experience as yoga teachers, they can assist students in mastering the various intricate aspects of meditation and yoga and be greatly benefitted from them.

Here at Yoga India Foundation, the students get the opportunity to learn and practice yoga in an intimate environment wherein they can clear all of their queries and doubts about the asanas and breathing techniques. Since we keep our classes small, it allows us to provide maximum individual attention to each of the students. These classes are highly intense and ensure longstanding benefits for all students. At Yoga India Foundation, we follow a training course curriculum for our 500 Yoga Teacher training India program that is approved by Yoga Alliance Foundation of USA. The RYS 500 hours yoga teacher training course material covers all the vital areas of Yoga. Our Yoga India teachers have a complete understanding and knowledge about all the facets of yoga and meditation. They dedicate their precious time for instructing the students about the theories, postures and practices of yoga.

The students can have 6 days of practice training at Yoga India Foundation that will help them to learn everything about yoga technique taught in this 500 hours yoga teacher training course. At the end of this course, the students will receive a Yoga Alliance approved certificate that will serve as one of the most important transformative experiences in their lives. The students can then start teaching yoga to others with confidence and allow them to understand its meaning and significance. Being a yoga teacher India not only allows the teacher to intensify his or her own practice but also enrich the learning experience of others with the sharing of his or her own inner experiences.

A Holistic inner journey through Hatha yoga

Hatha yoga is the foundation for all forms of modern yoga. Studying and practicing this traditional style can help a person to learn about the correct postures of asanas and benefit from them. It also allows the student to learn about the various ways in which they can incorporate the techniques of Hatha yoga into modern yogic types and variations.

Why Yoga India Foundation is the best center for Yoga Training

Yoga India Foundation is the best 500 yoga teacher training center Rishikesh, India. Our class sizes are always kept small so that we can offer personalized attention to each of our students. We are also centrally located in the picturesque town of Laxmanjhula. Here at Yoga India Foundation, you can get plenty of yoga teaching practice at the drop-in sessions meant for the beginner backpackers. Our teaching staff can always support you so that all of your needs are perfectly met with. Once you choose to enroll for the 500 hours yoga teacher training course at Yoga India Foundation, you can also get the opportunity to be a part of the emotion unblocking treatment training program

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We offer 500 Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training programs. Join our Yoga Alliance approved school for advanced multi-style Hatha and Ashtanga 500 hour Yoga Teacher Training course. This advanced course is wonderful for students of all levels as well as for teachers who have completed their 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training at our school or another certified facility.


Regular Course Price – USD 3000

Reserve your space 2 months before you start the course & the price will be-USD 2900, For Two students USD 5600

Reserve your space 3 months before you start the course & the price will be-USD 2800, For two student USD 5400

Reserve your space 4 month before start the course, Price will be-USD 2700, For Two student USD 5200

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The fees include

  • A shared room with hot water
  • Wifi connection
  • Sattvic Diet food 3 times daily
  • Tea 3 times daily
  • Cleansing process materials
  • Two course books
  • 3 days of outtings to nearby locations (waterfall, elephant trip)
  • Two white yoga t-shirt
  • One mala
  • Yoga Alliance registered certificate

500-Hour Teacher Training- 6 Week Schedule

Week 1&2 Week 3&4 Week 5&6
6:30-7:00 Wake up Shatkarma (body cleaning) Wake up Shatkarma(body cleaning) Wake up Shatkarma(body cleaning)
7:00-8:00 Power of Transformation Breathing Emotional Unblocking Class Emotional Unblocking Practice
8:00-9:30 Hatha Yoga Practice Hatha Yoga Practice Ashtanga Yoga Practice
8:00-9:30 Hatha Yoga Practice Hatha Yoga Practice Ashtanga Yoga Practice
9:30-10:00 Light Breakfast Light Breakfast Stomach Cleaning
10:00-11:00 Anatomy Class Anatomy Class Teaching Methodology & Practice
11:00-12:00 Philosophy Class Philosophy Class Philosophy Class
12:00-13:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch
13:00-15:30 Break & Study time Break & Study time Break & Study time
15:30-16:00 Reflection & Tea Reflection & Tea Reflection & Tea
16:00-17:30 Hatha Asana Class Hatha Asana Class Yoga Therapy Class
17:30-18:30 Karma Yoga Karma Yoga Yogic Lifestyle Application into Western Life
18:30-19:00 Pranayama Mantra Chanting Mantra Chanting
19:00-20:00 Meditation Meditation Meditation
20:00-21:00 Dinner Dinner Dinner
22:00 Lights off Lights off Lights off

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  1. Acquire deepest knowledge of Yoga Asanas, Pranayama, Meditation, Philosophy, and Anatomy.
  2. Enhance your teaching skills and brush up on your Sanskrit, asana vocabulary, and adjustment techniques.
  3. Refresh your knowledge of anatomy and philosophy in a focused, committed learning environment with professional and dedicated teachers.
  4. Deepen your own personal asana practice with daily Vinyasa Flow classes, advanced asana practice like arm balances and backbends.
  5. Learn and practice hands-on adjustments and enhance your teaching skills.
  6. Share the knowledge and experience you have gained as a yoga teacher with others.
  7. Take some personal time for yourself and ENJOY BEING A STUDENT AGAIN—studying in a fun, encouraging, and supportive environment.
  8. Enhance your credibility and increase your visibility.
  9. The philosophy component will follow a more in-depth study of Chakras and Bhagavad Gita, apart from basics of Ayurveda. Students will study intense pranayama, chakra balance, metaphysical meditations, and Yoga Nidra.
  10. The Anatomical highlight will be on practical applications of anatomy and comparative anatomy.

Power of Transformation Meditation

  1. Technique & Application
  2. Transformational Mantra Chanting
  3. Awareness Expansion
  4. Meditation Lecture & Theory

Emotional Unblocking

  1. Body points
  2. Treatment Structure
  3. Theory & Lecture
  4. Treatment Practice
  5. Relationship between emotional accumulation in body and thought pattern


300 hour students will learn more than 100 traditional and dynamic Hatha yoga Asana poses as well as a minimum of 25 Ashtanga poses.

Note: 60 Asana is the minimum for the final exam

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Pranayama (Advanced Level)

Introduction, its aspects, pranic body, different types of prana, types of breathing, anatomy of breathing, Yogic breathing, Nadi Shodhana (alternate nostril breathing), Sheetali (cooling breath), Shitkari (hissing breath), Bhramari (humming bee breath), Ujjayi (the psychic or victorious breath), Bhastrika (bellows breath), Kapalabhati (frontal brain cleansing breath), Suryabheda (vitality stimulating breath) including advance variations.


  1. Jala Neti
  2. Sutra Neti
  3. Dhauti (Vamana)
  4. Nauli
  5. Kapalabhati
  6. Aganisara
  7. Trataka
  8. Uddiyana


  1. Pranava Japa
  2. Svasti Mantra
  3. Gayatri Mantra

Extra Topics

  1. Five Elements
  2. Seven Chakras
  3. Serving
  4. Devotion
  5. Satsang
  6. Power of love & surrender


Introduction, types, Hand mudras, Postural mudras, Lock (bandha) mudras, Jnana mudra (psychic gesture of knowledge), chin mudra (psychic gesture of consciousness), Shambhavi mudra (eyebrow center of gazing), Nasikagradrishti (nosetip gazing), Khechari mudra (toungue lock), Shanmukhi mudra (closing the seven gates), Vipareetkarani (inverted psychic attitude), MahaMudra (great psychic attitude).


Introduction, types, throat lock, root lock, abdominal lock, great lock Kriya; Yogic cleansing techniques: Nasal cleansing (neti), frontal brain cleansing (kapalabhati), and eye cleansing-candle gazing (trataka).locks & psychic gestures on advanced level)

Teaching Methodology

  1. Principles of demonstration
  2. Observing, assisting and correcting
  3. Instruction, teaching styles, qualities of a teacher
  4. Voice projection, floor presence
  5. The student’s process of learning Planning and structuring a class
  6. Alignment and hands-on-adjustments
  7. Dealing with injuries and safety precautions
  8. Business aspects of teaching yoga

Teaching Practice

  1. Symptoms of a good teacher
  2. Demonstration
  3. Proper alignment
  4. Clear instruction
  5. Individual care of each student

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  1. Includes both human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.) and energy anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, etc). Includes both the study of the subject and application of its principles to yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns).
  2. Practical anatomy with a major emphasis on muscular and skeletal structures and in-depth study of anatomical and skeletal differences (i.e. compression, tension, and proportion and orientation theory)
  3. Introduction to different body systems
  4. Skeletal system, muscular system, connective tissue, nervous system, major joints of the body
  5. Breathing and respiratory system
  6. Practical applications of anatomy into postures
  7. Therapeutic applications of postures and working with injuries in asana class


  • Meaning of yoga, concepts, history
  • Four paths of yoga ( Jnana, Raja, Bhakti, Karma Yoga)
  • Ashtanga Yoga & Hatha Yoga
  • Prana (bioplasmic energy)
  • The chakra system, its qualities, activating and balancing techniques
  • Energy or nadi system
  • Meditation: introduction, practices, meditation and mind, removal of mental problems
  • Guru and disciple relationship
  • Kriya Yoga
  • Five types of bodies (sheaths or koshas)
  • Please Note:

    Student Behaviour

    Each student’s social behavior is of great importance. Students will be assessed on their behavior and these behavioral observations will be considered in their Yoga Teacher Training certificate.


    The food offered during our Course is vegetarian and based on the sattvic diet. The Confirmation Fee must be paid in advance and is non-refundable.

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    Class Information

     Yoga India Foundation Rishikesh,India
     Number of Week6
     Trainer Swami Bipin Gyan
     Week Days Monday-Friday
     Weekend Special Activities every weekend
     Timing 07:00am-08:00pm
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