200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in India

The 200 hour yoga teacher training in India at Yoga India Foundation is for participants who aim to intensify their practice and develop a unique teaching style. Yoga practitioners who want to begin their career as international yoga teachers and gain a complex and comprehensive understanding of yoga, yogic philosophy, and its integration into Western societies are welcome to take part in this Yoga Alliance registered 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in India.

We invite you to experience a transformational journey of yoga and self-discovery like you never have before.

Our 200 hour yoga yoga teacher training in India covers all major topics such as Hatha asana, ashtanga yoga, shatkarma, pranayama, meditation, anatomy, adjustment, teaching methodology, and yoga philosophy. Additionally, you will also learn about Emotional Blockage® Treatment, Ayurveda, mantras, mudras, bandhas, and extended philosophy.

Our 200 Hour yoga teacher training in India is for beginners to intermediates who practice yoga for at least 1 months prior course start.

Classes are held Mondays to Saturdays from 6 AM to 7 PM. On Sundays, you can use your free day to relax and rejuvenate.

How this Yoga Teacher Training in India can benefit your personal and professional life

During our 200 Hour yoga teacher training in India, we aim to focus on your personal growth in combination with building foundational knowledge. Therefore we use practical, theoretical, and interactive teaching methodologies in a safe and supportive learning environment.

Through one-on-one guidance, you will become a knowledgeable yoga instructor and confident individual.

After many years of teaching international students in co-operation with Yoga Alliance, we have established an excellent yoga teacher training Program that fulfills the highest standards for you.

After course completion, you will receive your 200 Hour Yoga Alliance certification. With this certification, you can register as RYT 200 and obtain work. After two years of teaching yoga, you will be an ERYT 200 (Experienced Registered Yoga Alliance Trainer)

Why Yoga India Foundation is the best yoga center for your 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training:

Yoga India Foundation is the best yoga center for your 200 hour yoga teacher training as we provide a natural and spacious teaching atmosphere. Compared to most other yoga school in India, where 50 to 60 students have to fit in one class, we keep a smaller group during the yoga teacher training. We believe that one can only learn much better with personal space and individual guidance.

During your 200 hour yoga teacher training at Yoga India Foundation, you will:

  • Create a foundational knowledge and understanding of yoga
  • Develop from a beginner to advanced level
  • Learn how to teach postures with correct alignment
  • Remember all asana names, benefits and contraindications
  • Establish knowledge about the anatomy and physiology of yoga
  • Establish knowledge about the origin and history of yoga
  • Grow mentally, physically and spiritually
  • Feel more balanced, connected and joyful
  • Learn from excellent teachers
  • Live in a caring and peaceful ashram environment
  • Feel safe and grounded
  • Enjoy nutritious, ayurvedic meals every day
  • Experience the real yogi lifestyle
  • Make friendships that will last forever

Why you should join Yoga India Foundation in Rishikesh

  • The yoga instructors at Yoga India Foundation are true masters who have been collecting international teaching experiences over the past decades. Besides their Himalayan Yogi lineage, they hold masters of yogic science and PhDs in Ayurveda and Eastern Healing Therapies.
  • During your yoga teacher training, you will not only learn the benefits, contraindications and variations of the yoga postures but also how to hand-on adjust your students correctly according to their physical conditions.
  • We provide small group sizes to ensure an individual and unique learning atmosphere.
  • Yoga India Foundation is the only school worldwide that offers Emotional Blockage® Treatment as an optional course module during your Yoga Teacher Training in India. This treatment releases accumulated energy blockages from your body and hence removes related tensions, fears and past trauma from your mind.
  • Through this yoga teacher training in India, you will experience long-lasting and life-changing benefits. Through the removal of energy blockages you will feel much more joyful. With your new knowledge and positivity you will inspire many people around you and become a confident yoga teacher and individual.

What we offer to you AFTER the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Completing this 200 hour yoga teacher training in India is intense and enriching.

After graduating from your yoga teacher training with us, you can use our one-on-one skype and e-mail service to discuss questions about your yoga career, studio, teaching skills, personal practice and growth. We aim to support and guide you even when you are back at home.

We will answer questions like:

  • How do I register as RYT 200?
  • How can I set up my own yoga business?
  • How do I use my benefits through Yoga Alliance?
  • How do I reach students?
  • How do I start advertising form my classes?
  • How do I use Social Media to support my career?

Our aim is to not only offer the best 200 hour yoga teacher training in India but also to build up a supportive friendship that you can trust and rely on after the course.

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    Course Schedule of the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in India

    Time Week 1 Week 2 Week 3
    Pranayama and Meditation
    Pranayama and Meditation
    Pranayama and Meditation
    Tea Break
    Tea Break
    Tea Break
    Hatha Asana
    Hatha Asana
    Yoga Anatomy
    Teaching Practice
    Yogic Philosophy
    Yogic Philosophy
    Fruits and Tea
    Fruits and Tea
    Fruits and Tea
    Applied Ayurveda + Karma Yoga
    Applied Ayurveda + Karma Yoga
    Teaching Methodology
    Hatha Asana
    Hatha Asana
    Teaching Practice
    Emotional Blockage Treatment

    Next Available 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training India 2023 Dates

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    200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in India: Course Overview

    1. Yoga Asana (Postures)

    The daily asana practices will increase your flexibility, strength and theoretical understanding of yoga postures. Our yoga teachers explain each asana in detail.

    During your 200 hour yoga teacher training you will cover:

    • Traditional Hatha Postures
    • Ashtanga Postures
    • Adjustments for each posture
    • Sequences for Balance
    • Sequences for Strength

    2. Pranayama (Breathing Techniques)

    Pranayama stands for the control of breath. Ancient breathing techniques are used as preparation for meditation and yoga. Pranayama removes subtle energy blocks and improves the respiratory system. The body becomes purified and energised.

    During your 200 hour yoga teacher training, you will learn the following techniques:

    • Bhramari
    • Nadi Shodan
    • Kapalabhati
    • Anulom Velom
    • Sitkari
    • Bhastrika
    • Chandrabhedana
    • Suryabhedena

    3. Mantra Chanting (Sacred Sounds)

    Mantras are the Indian sounds of yoga that generate spiritual vibrations. Through mantras, you can connect to yourself and the universe.

    During your 200 hour yoga teacher training, you will learn:

    • OM Chanting
    • Gayatri Mantra
    • Sahna Vayatu
    • Vishnu Mantra
    • Shiv Mantra

    4. Mudras and Bandhas (Gestures and Energy Lock)

    Practising Mudras or hand gestures stimulates the flow of energy. Bhandas are energy locks that expand the breathing capabilities.

    During your 200 hour yoga teacher training, you will cover:

    • Chin Mudra
    • Jnana Mudra
    • Pranam Mudra
    • Benefits and Meaning of Bandhas

    5. Meditation (Dhyana)

    Meditation promotes mental clarity and strength. Through regular meditation practises, you will experience inner transformation and bliss.

    During your yoga teacher training, you will cover:

    • Power of Transformation Breathing
    • Kundalini Meditation
    • Silent Meditation
    • Theory and Meaning of Meditation
    • Scientific and spiritual benefits of Meditation
    • Awareness expansion

    6. Shatkarma (Yogic Cleansing)

    Yogic cleansing practises are of great importance as they remove accumulated mucous and blockages in the nadis (energy channels). Your mind will feel more relaxed and you will be able to breathe much better.

    During your 200 hour yoga teacher training you will learn:

    • Jala Neti
    • Sutra Neti
    • Kunjal

    7. Yoga Anatomy

    Learning about the different body systems improves the understanding of one’s physical well-being. It promotes harmony and prevents injury.

    During your 200 hour yoga teacher training, you will cover:

    • Our physical and spiritual body- Introduction
    • Muscular system
    • Skeletal System
    • Respiratory System
    • Cardiovascular System
    • Digestive System
    • Nervous System

    8. Yoga Philosophy

    Yogic Philosophy connects your yoga practise to the theoretical wisdom behind it. Studying the Vedas, Gita or Patanjali Yog Sutras helps you to establish a broad and solid understanding of the path of yoga.

    During your 200 hour yoga teacher training, you will cover:

    • Introduction to Yogic Philosophy
    • Yamas and Niyamas
    • Outtakes of the Patanjali Yog Sutras
    • Outtakes of the Bhagavad Gita
    • The concept of Panch Vritti & Panch Klesha
    • Kriya Yoga- A way to overcome inborn afflictions
    • Ashtanga Yoga- A methodology to overcome suffering
    • Introduction to Samkhya Philosophy
    • Principles of Ayurveda
    • Karma
    • Samadhi

    9. Emotional Blockage® Treatment

    Each and every individual goes through various kinds of emotions in their life. What are emotions? It is basically our way of expression: it may be positive or negative. We experience anger, anxiety, stress, sadness etc. Sometimes, instead of expressing our emotions, we suppress them. They begin to accumulate in our body at various parts such as calf muscles, thighs, hamstrings and back. These accumulated emotions result in energy blockages and various kinds of physical as well as mental diseases.

    Through Emotional Blockage® Treatment we can remove such accumulated energy blocks and feel more light, free and relaxed. Negativity is removed quickly and the body becomes more flexible.

    The Emotional Blockage® Treatment was invented by Bipin Gyan.

    It is an optional part of the 200 hour yoga teacher training and requires discipline and surrender

    10. Teaching Methodology

    For aspiring yoga teachers, teaching methodology is an important and fundamental course aspect. In this class, you will learn how to teach yoga and gain diverse theoretical practical methods:

    • Class Planning and Sequencing (60 and 90 minutes)
    • Classroom organisation and set up
    • Creating the right energy
    • Observation of individuals
    • Correct adjustment
    • Use of voice and language
    • Attention distribution
    • Apply the right techniques in different situations
    • Time-Management
    • Rules and Regulations
    •  Sanskrit and English Explanations
    •  Correct Demonstration
    • The use of props

    11. Applied Ayurveda & Karma Yoga

    Applied Ayurveda means that you will move from your theoretical knowledge of Ayurveda into practice. During this class, we will teach you how to:

    • Make Ayurvedic liver detox tea
    • Do Ayurvedic face and hair masks
    • Do Ayurvedic Gardening
    • Detox your body according to Ayurveda
    • Make Tulsi and herbal Tea
    • Use Ayurvedic supplements

    Karma Yoga means selfless action. Here we will take some actions for humanity and common wealth.

    Course Fees

    The regular course fee of our 200 hour yoga teacher training in India is 1800 USD per person or 3500 USD for couples/friends booking together

    Current Early Bird Discounts

    • Reserve your space 2 months before you start the course & the price will be 1700 USD, For Two students 3300 USD.
    • Reserve your space 3 months before you start the course & the price will be 1650 USD , For two students 3200 USD.
    • Reserve your space 4 months before starting the course, Price will be 1400 USD , For Two students 2700 USD.

    Friend Discount:

    • Bring two friends to the training and receive (each) 100 USD off additionally

    The Fees Include:

    • 21 nights twin shared accommodation with attached bathroom and hot water
    • Free one-way taxi pick up from Dehradun Airport to Rishikesh
    • 1 White School T Shirt
    • 4 Yoga Books and 1 Teaching Guide Booklet
    • 2 printed PDFs
    • 7 Course books as PDFs in advance 
    • 2 vegetarian meals + unlimited fruits all day
    • Teas and filtered water
    • Yoga Alliance Certification after successful completion (200 Hours)
    • Yogic Cleansing kit
    • 1 Ayurvedic Consultation by Dr Kumar and Pulse Diagnose
    • A new yoga mat
    • A fairwell gift

    Please note: for a private room or AC/heating we charge 200 USD extra for each.

    Quadruple Shared: Are you on a budget but really want to make this training happen? We are currently offering four quadruple shared spots for females only at 1400 USD each. There is no early bird discount applicable for this category. Please check available spots first as this room usually books out many months in advance.

    Meals & Nutrition

    During your 200 hour yoga teacher training, you will be served 2 delicious vegetarian meals per day.

    Our food is always freshly prepared and cooked.

    For brunch, we serve porridge, Dalia, oats with soymilk, fresh fruits, Indian brunch and tea.

    At dinner, you will enjoy great varieties of different vegetables, rice, chapati, dhal pulses, chutneys, curries, soups and salads.

    At 1PM you can take a fruit snack/meal and drink tea. We provide unlimted seasonal fruits like bananas, apples, pineapple, mango, pears, papaya or grapes throughout the day.

    Occasionally we serve sweets and Western dishes as well.

    If you have any allergies, please inform us in advance.

    Student Behavior

    Please be aware that we live in an ashram environment. We value respect, kindness and compassion. READ MORE

    Additional Information

    The deposit fee must be paid in advance and is non-refundable.

    The remaining payment has to be made on arrival.

    If teachers or staff observe any violation of the Terms and Conditions, the student has to leave the course immediately.

    Q&A 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in India – Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for You

    Ask yourself the questions if you feel ready to embark on a transformational journey towards the inner core of yourself, yoga and healing. Are you? Then, a 200 hour yoga teacher training might be the right choice for you. This yoga teacher training is especially designed for yoga beginner to intermediates who love yoga and want to learn all about it. You don’t necessarily need to teach yoga afterwards, but you can and will be qualified enough. More important is that you will learn lots of valuable tools for yourself, the correct alignments, ways to adjust and modify, theory behind yoga and anatomy of yoga and alternative healing therapies like Ayurveda and Emotional Blockage Treatment.

    No, you don’t have to be very flexible to join this 200 hour yoga teacher training. Actually, at Yoga India Foundation, your teachers will pick you up from where you are at and make sure that you advance your practice individually. Each person has a different body, some are naturally very flexible, some are not. This should not stop you from taking a yoga teacher training. You will learn that yoga is much more than just the asanas, but you will surely gain a lot more flexibility, strength and balance during the course.

    The 100 hour yoga teacher training is basically half of the 200 hour yoga teacher training. Instead of 21 days, you will be studying for 10 days only. The 100 Hour course is designed for people who don’t have the time to leave work for a longer time. If you can’t take 21 days off, you can split your course into two parts (2 X 100 Hours) and still get 200 Hour Yoga Alliance certified. This is only possible at Yoga India Foundation.

    Yes! Most of our students are (female) solo-travellers. It’s absolutely safe and easy to travel to India and we make sure that all is well-organised and smooth for you so you feel ready, understood and at ease. We help you with your dates, pick you up from the airport and can even organise your drop-off after the course. Our team is 24/7 reachable for you and you can call us any time along the way! You will be surprised how friendly Indian are and even at the airport, people will be supportive and kind. Indian culture is generally very friendly and compassionate.

    yoga teacher training consists of many branches and subjects that work on the physical, mental, spiritual and emotional levels. Precise and well-selected asanas and breathing techniques in combination with a sattvic diet, insights into yogic philosophy and energy work do wonders when it comes to stress and anxiety release. Past deep-rooted oppressed tensions and fears (blockages) can be removed through the guidance of experienced teachers. At Yoga India Foundation, each teacher works on helping YOU to re-establish yourself and cleaning out any unnecessary baggage that you have been carrying around. Learning in a supportive and caring environment here, also encourages you to open up and release your fears quicker.

    The world is upside down right now! Many people now look for a way to re-gain inner strength, confidence, clarity, health and motivation. We are very aware of this and receive daily messages about tis topic. The answer is: YES! A yoga teacher training can definitely encourage you to live an independent and stable life again. The main goal you should focus on now is yourself. Everything lies within you and you just need some help to access your own intuition and wisdom again. Yoga is a wonderful way to get control of the fluctuations of the mind, re-charge and also find a career path that is beneficial to yourself and others. In a yoga teacher training you learn all about the holistic and ancient science of yoga with much focus on individual guidance and understanding about the benefits and alignments of each pose. Gaining a foundational and comprehensive knowledge of yoga is like a toolkit that you can access any time: to share it with others worldwide or to use it to re-balance yourself. At Yoga India Foundation, we do everything we can do help you live your true authentic self in a stable, grounded, independent yet caring and kind-hearted way.

    A yoga teacher training is a true gem and life-changing experience not only for those who wish to teach yoga. It is an investment into yourself, your health, your well-being and personal development. Even if you do not intend to teach yoga right a way or at all, this course can be very beneficial and heart-opening. Many students travel to us to simply gain self-knowledge, peace and grow further in their practice without any future intentions. Imagine spending one month simply re-discovering and re-establishing yourself away from your daily routine in the birth-place of yoga India? A yoga teacher training is a path to let go, release stress, find new clarity and dive into the unknown adventure of life- no matter what you are planning to do afterwards.

    It is true indeed, there are many options out there! We encourage you to listen to your heart and check in with what´s important for you: big groups vs. small groups? Hatha Yoga vs. Bikram? Home-cooked food vs. arranging you own? At Yoga India Foundation we focus on a personalised setting with limited student numbers to keep the energy familiar and unique. We teach traditional hatha yoga and ashtanga vinyasa both with focus on understanding each postures benefits, alignment and contra-indications. Two more features why students love our school are: 1. the Emotional Blockage Treatment that is included in any Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga India Foundation and 2. Our location: our ashram is located at the Rajaji National Park and River at the outskirts of Rishikesh. Its very peaceful, quiet (just bird, cow and rooster sounds) and provides a comfortable, cosy and natural oasis of peace where you can truly focus on your transformational journey of yoga.