Yoga India Foundation

200 hour yoga teacher training in India

Come to India and experience this unique and intensive 200 hour yoga teacher training at the Yoga India Foundation Ashram

The Yoga India Foundation in Rishikesh offers a comprehensive 200 hour yoga teacher training which is designed for beginners, intermediate and more experienced practitioners.


This yoga course can be joined for merely personal reasons (health, balance, spirituality) but also to become a professional yoga instructor. It provides an in-depth introduction to yoga (physical, theoretical, interactive) which leads to more advanced levels throughout the course.

After completing the program, students can register with Yoga Alliance as RYT-200 (Certified and registered yoga teacher with 200 hours of professional training). The certification is valid globally and graduates can obtain work in the field of yoga in any country afterwards.

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    The 200 hour yoga teacher training in India is a 18-day residential program that includes board, lodging and many additional services.

    The Yoga India Foundation team consists of a team of multi-lingual staff (English, German, French, Chinese) and traditional Indian yoga teachers who have been sharing the original and ancient science of holistic yoga for decades.

    The training is suitable for those who are looking for an authentic, non-westernized and non-commercialized type of yoga in its classical and therapeutic form.

    *For Austrian students: The training is „Bildungskarenz anerkannt“.
    *For German students: you can apply for a health insurance cooperation after completing a yoga teacher training with Yoga India Foundation

    Why Yoga India Foundation is the best yoga center for your 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training.
    Yoga Student in Rishikesh

    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.

    Yoga India Foundation is the only school worldwide that offers yoga teacher training 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.

    We provide small group sizes to ensure an individual and unique learning atmosphere.

    200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in India

    Duration : 18 Days

    Level : Beginner to Experienced
    Level : Beginner to Experienced
    Yoga Style : Traditional Yoga, Hatha Yoga
    Accepted Languages of Exams/Assignments : English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese
    Certifications : RYT-200 Yoga Alliance
    Location : Rishikesh (near Rajaji Tiger Reserve)
    Venue : The Yoga India Foundation Ashram
    Course Fee : Starting from 1400 USD
    Teachers Qualifications : Master of Yogic Science or PhD degree

    Quadruple Shared

    Only for Women
    999 $
    For May, June and August 2024 only
    (limited seats available)
    Special Offer

    Twin Shared

    1399 $
    For May, June and August 2024 only
    (limited seats available)
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    1599 $
    For May, June and August 2024 only
    (limited seats available)
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    The Course Fee Includes:

    • 19 days of accommodation
    • Two vegetarian or vegan meals per day
    • A course kit (neti pot, mala, pen and notebook)
    • One-way taxi pick up from DED Airport
    • 5 course books and booklets
    • 7 PDF books in advance
    • An Ayurvedic consultation
    • A new yoga mat and school T-Shirt

    Current Early Bird Discounts

    (Only Applicable For Twin And Private Accommodation)
    Reserve your seat 2 months before course start, receive 100$ off

    Reserve your seat 3 months before course start, receive 200$ off

    Reserve your seat 4 months before course start, receive 400$ off

    Friend Discounts
    (Only Applicable For Twin And Private Accommodation)

    Book your seat together with a friend and receive 50$ off each, additionally!

    Book your seat together with two friends and receive 100$ off each, additionally!

    Please note: The course fee does not include AC, heating, additional taxi rides, flight tickets or personal expenses. For AC or heating, there is an additional charge of 200 USD.

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      Course Schedule of the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in India
      Time Week 1 Week 2 Week 3
      Pranayama and Shatkarma
      Pranayama and Shatkarma
      Tea Break
      Tea Break
      Tea Break
      Hatha Asana with Alignment
      Hatha Asana with Alignment
      Yoga Anatomy
      Teaching Practice
      Yogic Philosophy
      Yogic Philosophy
      Fruits and Tea
      Fruits and Tea
      Fruits and Tea
      Applied Ayurveda
      Teaching Methodology
      Karma yoga
      Hatha Asana
      Hatha Asana
      Teaching Practice
      Emotional Blockage Treatment

      Next Available 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training India 2024-2025 Dates

      01-03-2024 TO 18-03-2024

      Admission Closed

      01-04-2024 TO 18-04-2024

      Admission Closed

      01-05-2024 TO 18-05-2024

      Admission Closed

      01-06-2024 TO 18-06-2024

      Available Seats: 4

      01-07-2024 TO 18-07-2024

      Admission Closed

      01-08-2024 TO 18-08-2024

      Available Seats: 3

      01-09-2024 TO 18-09-2024

      Available Seats: 5

      01-10-2024 TO 18-10-2024

      Available Seats: 6

      01-11-2024 TO 18-11-2024

      Available Seats: 7

      01-12-2024 TO 18-12-2024

      Available Seats: 6

      06-01-2025 TO 23-01-2025

      Available Seats: 5

      01-02-2025 TO 18-02-2025

      Available Seats: 6

      01-03-2025 TO 18-03-2025

      Available Seats: 4

      01-04-2025 TO 18-04-2025

      Available Seats: 7

      Course Overview

      • We teach you all traditional hatha yoga asanas (beginner to intermediate) in their therapeutic and original form including Sanskrit names and correct translations. We also introduce you to all the advanced postures.
      • You can expect to learn how to perform each posture and how to teach it in modified and original forms suitable for all practitioner levels.
      • We will teach you about the important benefits of each pose as well as contra-indications and things to keep in mind to ensure safety for everyone.  Here, we will practise in an interactive way and combine practice with knowledge inputs.
      • The primary yoga style is traditional hatha yoga. We also teach Ashtanga Vinyasa as a secondary style.

      During the 200 hour yoga teacher training, we will teach you all traditional pranayama techniques, their meaning, benefits and cautions.

      You can expect to practise and learn how to teach pranayama.


      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
      • Food mantra

      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
      • Om Meditation 
      • Chakra Meditation
      • Candle Light Meditation 
      • Breathing Meditation

      Yogic cleansing practices 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
      • Shankhpanshalan

      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
      • Physical Anatomy in relation to Asana

      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

      Each and every individual goes through various kinds of emotions in his/her life. What are emotions? They are basically our way of expression: it may be positive or negative. 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.

      During the module, you will receive the treatment and learn how to give it to others.

      In this additional module, we uncover how asana and pranayama impact the unique needs of the individual body and mind during pregnancy and childhood. Our focus here is to provide you with a foundational understanding of each developmental phase and the safe and purposeful application of yoga techniques. We also shed light on considerations that may not align with conventional Western yoga practices, delving into insights from the human endocrine system and Ayurvedic medical perspective.

      Throughout this module, you can anticipate gaining insights into the following key areas:

      • Significance of Kids Yoga: Discover the importance of Kids Yoga, including its applications and the essential physical and mental preparations required.
      • Benefits and Precautions of Asana and Pranayama: Understand the advantages and considerations associated with various yoga postures and breathing techniques.
      • Kids Yoga for Ages 3-6 and 6-14: Explore age-specific approaches to Kids Yoga, tailored to the developmental stages of children.
      • Sequencing, Asana Modifications, Games, and Music: Learn how to craft engaging and effective Kids Yoga classes, including sequencing strategies, modifying poses, incorporating games, and integrating music.
      • Importance of Prenatal Yoga: Delve into the significance of Prenatal Yoga, its applications, and the utilization of props and adjustments to enhance the experience.
      • Benefits and Precautions of Asana and Pranayama for Prenatal Yoga: Gain insights into the benefits and safety considerations of various asanas and pranayama techniques during pregnancy.
      • Sequencing and Sample Classes: Master the art of sequencing Prenatal Yoga classes and explore sample class structures.

      This module offers a comprehensive understanding of the holistic approach to Prenatal and Kids Yoga, equipping you with the knowledge and skills to provide safe and enriching yoga experiences for expectant mothers and children of various age groups.

      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
      • Safety during class
      • Apply the right techniques in different situations
      • Time-Management
      • Rules and Regulations
      •  Sanskrit and English Explanations
      •  Correct Demonstration
      • The use of props

      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
      • Abhyanga – Self-Massage with ayurvedic oils

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

      • Creating art for the yogic space
      • Walking near Ganga
      • Designing a workshop for others
      • Accomplishing tasks on site


      Frequently Asked Questions

      Any Other Question?

      We want to make sure you have all the information you need to make an informed decision about our yoga teacher training programs, so please feel free to ask us anything.

      Ideally, you should have had a few yoga classes before starting the yoga teacher training. You don’t require a regular asana practice beforehand, but it is recommended to have a sincere interest to learn as well as commitment to complete the training. Western Yoga is very different from traditional yoga, so we invite you to learn all about it from A-Z. Our classes slowly build up so you will learn all about asana, pranayama, meditation etc. from a beginner to more intermediate level.

      At Yoga India Foundation we teach traditional Yoga, also known as Hatha Asana and Ashtanga Yoga (Eight Parts) Philosophy. Our approach is to look at the individual and teach you how to create perfect health in your body and others. First, you have to understand the common ailments and problems nowadays. Once you understand this and know about the Benefits + Cautions of Asana & Pranayama Techniques, you can determine which techniques to apply to create well-being as well as physical and mental health.
      Our goal is to teach you traditional yoga in its holistic, balance-creating and ancient scientific background. Ayurveda plays an important role too; that’s why we teach daily Ayurveda or Applied Ayurveda classes and provide one-on-one consultations by Dr Kumar throughout the course.

      After completing our 200, 300 or 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training course in India, you will be certified with a Yoga Alliance certification that allows you to teach yoga internationally without any restrictions. You can then call yourself RYT-200 or RYT-500 (Registered Yoga Teacher with 200 or 500 Hours of Training). Yoga Alliance is an international recognition board that ensures a high standard level of yoga teacher training. So when choosing your Yoga Teacher Training make sure that its Yoga Alliance certified. You will require the Certification to obtain work is most countries.

      At Yoga India Foundation, we maintain a very high standard of teaching quality, accommodation, facilities, pure diet and course materials. All our staff hold at least a Master or PhD degree in Yoga, Pranayama or Ayurveda. Our Yoga Teacher Training courses start at 1200 USD including twin shared accommodation. Here you can find the exact Course Prices and Details for our courses:

      100 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India (09 Days)
      200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India (18 Days)
      300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India (21 Days)
      500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India (39 Days)

      We also offer the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Online here.

      A good yoga teacher will remain a student for life. It’s important to keep growing, learning and developing. If you are a certified yoga teacher already, you may wish to look into elevating your teaching skills and improving your understanding about therapeutic yoga, pranayama and ayurvedic consultation.

      For certified yoga teachers (200 Hours) we have the following course available:

      You can expect a truly transformational journey that leads into your heart. By gaining more knowledge and practice of traditional yoga, Emotional Blockage Treatment and Ayurveda, you can learn to create mental peace, calmness, health and a joyful daily life. Our teachers and team is here to guide you individually and help your to re-connect, de-stress and unplug. Get ready for a unique, heart-opening and life-changing journey in India!