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Duration : 24 Days

Level : Beginner To Intermediate

Certification : Yoga Alliance

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200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Gurukul Yogashala Rishikesh

Are you passionate about Yoga, and want to change the lives of many towards a more empowered state
of being? Then transform this passion into a rewarding career by becoming a USA Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher by completing a 200 hour yoga teacher training program.

At the Tapo-bhumi of Rishikesh, known for its breathtaking scenic beauty and for its enchanting spiritual vibe, the 200 hour yoga teacher training program is the first step to begin your journey towards mental and physical enhancement.

Rishikesh is known as the "Capital of Yoga" for several good reasons. Rishikesh is the best place to study yoga in its spiritual home and become skilled at teaching others about it. Wait no longer and come join us for this incredible experience--you won't regret it!

200 hour YTTC in Rishikesh India.

The 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training program offered by Gurukul Yogashala is a comprehensive course based on traditional Hatha and Ashtanga yoga practices. The program is designed to help students become skilled and knowledgeable yoga teachers. The course is suitable for beginners as well as experienced practitioners. The curriculum is flexible and covers all aspects of asanas practice, including philosophy, Anatomy, meditation techniques, and practice teaching. The program is taught by experienced and certified yoga teachers in a supportive and inclusive environment. Upon completion of the course, students will be well-prepared to become certified yoga teachers.

The Life Changing Course

Gurukul Yogashala's 200 hour yoga teacher training program is rigorous enough to qualify graduates as yoga teachers. Whether you're just starting in your career or have years of expertise under your belt, our 200 hour yoga teacher training in Rishikesh is the right fit for you. The chance to start your yoga teacher training certification off well and with a broad perspective is a rare and wonderful thing. In order to provide the same, our 200 hour curriculum was designed to be thorough and flexible to facilitate your way to becoming a certified yoga teacher.

At Gurukul Yogashala, we offer a 200 hour registered yoga teacher program. We're dedicated to assisting you in completing one of the most comprehensive and convenient 200 hour yoga teacher training courses in India so that you can become a highly qualified and effective yoga teacher with the guidance of a more seasoned educator.

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Course Syllabus

Our 200 hour yoga teacher training program includes a well-rounded curriculum based on classical Indian-influenced Yoga and spiritual insights from famous scholars. Here is a condensed description of the course:

Practices of Hatha Yoga

Our Hatha Yoga techniques are rooted in ancient practices of yoga asanas from the Himalayan yogis that evolved consciousness to higher understanding. Our experienced teachers tailor lessons to each student's flexibility and strength to master poses, promoting optimal health and peace of mind. We also offer comprehensive lessons on related topics such as yoga history, Hatha Yoga basics, sequencing, breathing exercises, and postures with Sanskrit terminology.

Here are some of the common hatha yoga techniques that we teach at Gurukul Yogshala:

  • Postures with their Sanskrit Names and Terminology;
  • The Basics of Hatha Yoga and the History of Yoga;
  • The Art of Sequencing;
  • The Integration of Breathing Exercises and Appropriate Postures and more.

Practices of Ashtanga Yoga

At our 200 Hour Intensive Yoga Teacher Training Course, we prioritize teaching our students the basics of Ashtanga yoga. Following a traditional approach, we guide our students through the complete primary series sequence created by K. Pattabhi Jois in a systematic manner.

Here are the details:

  • In the first week, we will learn the basics of Ashtanga yoga.
  • Week 2 focuses on standing yoga poses.
  • Sequences of seated and standing poses to finish the third week.
  • In the fourth week, students will learn how to teach in the Mysore method.

After receiving three weeks of guidance from the teacher, the Mysore-style practice will be evaluated during the fourth week. Additionally, during the last week of the course, students will be assigned to lead certain postures as a teaching exercise.

Practices of Vinyasa Flow

The contemporary yoga style of Vinyasa Yoga, often referred to as "flow" is highly popular and characterized by the seamless transition between poses. It encompasses various yoga types such as Ashtanga yoga series. In Vinyasa yoga, each movement is coordinated with the breath, which serves as an anchor during pose transitions. Ashtanga yoga also follows a fixed sequence of poses, but slight modifications may occur based on the teacher's discretion and course requirements.

  • Sanskrit Names and Terminology for Yoga Poses.
  • The Significance of Breathing in Vinyasa Flow.
  • An Overview of Vinyasa Flow Yoga.
  • Designing a Sequence for Vinyasa Flow Practice.

In the final week of class, students will be responsible for establishing their rhythm and leading the rest of the group.

Asana Alignment and Adjustment

During our 200-hour Yoga Teachers Training Course, you will receive in-depth instruction on proper asana alignment and adjustment. Our experienced instructors will equip you with the skills to guide students safely using verbal cues and physical adjustments, as well as the ability to observe and assess alignment and modify poses to accommodate diverse body types. By completing our comprehensive program, you will have the knowledge and expertise to create a secure and welcoming environment for all your students to practice yoga.

  • Importance of body alignment in yoga asanas.
  • Alignment and precision in the practice of asanas.
  • Use of Props such as blocks, straps, and blankets for correct alignment.
  • Poses timing to deepen their practice and cultivate mindfulness.
  • close attention to the details of each pose.
  • Alignment in various postures: standing, seated, backward/forward extensions, twisting, and inverted postures
  • Explanation of alignment includes: correct posture performance, common mistakes, precautions, contraindications, benefits, modifications, and adjustments (verbal and hands-on)

Anatomy and Physiology

In our sessions, we put an extreme emphasis on the understanding of Anatomy and Physiology of the body, as without this knowledge, the impact of various asanas on the body and the mind cannot be realised. The subject encompasses two main areas of anatomy: physical and spiritual. Physical anatomy covers a range of topics including the body's structure, bones, muscular and nervous systems, and more. Meanwhile, spiritual anatomy delves into concepts such as chakras, energy channels, and the five layers of the self, among others. Studying both types of anatomy enables yoga teachers to guide students towards a more holistic practice by understanding how the body and mind work together.

Physical Anatomy

  • Introduction of Body structure and Its motion.
  • Anatomical explanation of Asana.
  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Muscles, Knees, Hips, Spine, Neck, and Shoulders.
  • Anatomical Movements and Bones of the Skull, Cervical, Vertebrae, Shoulder Girdle/ Arm Bones/ Pelvic Region.
  • Deformities of the Spine Upper Extremity, Lower Extremity, Tendons and Ligaments.
  • An overview of the Muscular System, Skeletal system, Respiratory System.
  • Food & Digestive System.
  • The Breathing Mechanism in Yoga, an Overview of Bandhas.

Spiritual Anatomy

  • Overview of the Nadi. (Energy Channel)
  • Overview of the Chakras. (Energy Centres)
  • Overview of the Panchakosha. (5 Layers)
  • Overview of the Pancha Mahabhuta. (5 Elements and Body Structure)
  • Overview of the Tri-Guna. (Three Attributes)
  • Overview of the Kundalini. (Prime Energy and Source of All Creativity)

History and Philosophy of Yoga

The 200-hour Yoga teacher training program in Rishikesh offered by Gurukul Yogshala presents a special chance for people worldwide to enhance their understanding of yoga and share its principles and philosophy. The philosophy of yoga is based on several key concepts, including the belief in a higher power or consciousness, the importance of self-realization, and the recognition of the interconnectedness of all things. To teach yoga effectively, it's important to have a comprehensive understanding of these concepts and be able to communicate them well to students. The training program is an excellent opportunity to achieve both objectives.

Here you will learn:

  • Introduction of Yoga Philosophy (Yog Darshan) and its Evolution.
  • Introduction of Patanjali Yoga Sutras.
  • Nadis (Ida, Pingala & Sushumna).
  • Introduction of Chakras.
  • Explanation of Hatha Yoga Pradipika.
  • Eight Limbs of Ashtanga Yoga.
  • Pancha – Vayus, Panchakoshas.
  • Sattva, Rajas & Tamas (Trigunas).
  • Four Padas of Yoga Sutras.
  • Life stories of yogis (Inspiring stories).
  • Introduction to Vedas.

Method and Rhythm of Respiration (Pranayama)

In this course, you will learn various breathing techniques to purify the body and mind. Incorporating deep and controlled breathing into your yoga practice can provide numerous benefits, The course includes a discussion of theories to deepen your knowledge, as well as regular practice of these breathing exercises.

  • Introduction and benefits of Pranayama.
  • Introduction of meditative poses and mudras.
  • Introduction of bandhas (locks) and Kumbhakas. (breath retention).
  • Breathing Techniques: Clavicular, Thoracic, and Diaphragmatic & Yogic Breathing.
  • Introduction of Pranayama. (Nadi – Sodhana, Surya – Bhedi, Chandra – Bhedi, Ujjayi, Kapalbhati, Bhramari, Bhastrika, Sheetali, Sheetkari)

Methodology of Meditation (Dhyana)

Experience the true essence and significance of Meditation through our Dhyana sessions. Our school offers comprehensive teachings and practical exercises that allow you to delve deeper into your inner self, leading to improved concentration and focus by removing external disturbances. Our Meditation classes provide you with the tools and techniques to embark on an inward journey, helping you achieve a heightened sense of awareness and mental clarity. Join us and discover the transformative benefits of Dhyana Meditation.

  • Introduction of Meditation and its Importance.
  • Introduction of History and Philosophy of Meditation.
  • Tips for improving concentration and avoiding distractions during meditation.

The different meditation techniques that we teach are;

  • Om / Mantra Meditation.
  • Breath Awareness (Anapana).
  • Trataka Meditation.
  • Osho Dynamic meditation.
  • Silent Meditation & Practice Japa Meditation.
  • Ajapa Japa Meditation.
  • Antar Mouna Dhyana Meditation.
  • Nada Brahma Meditation.
  • Yoga Nidra Meditation.

Purification Methods (Shat Karma)

At our school, we prioritize the holistic health of our students by providing education on the significance of physical cleansing and maintaining balance between the body and mind. Through the practice of Shat Karmas such as Jalaneti, Rubber-neti, Eye-cleansing, Kapalbhati for lung cleansing, and Kunjal for stomach cleansing, students will learn various methods to achieve purity and balance in their physical and mental states. We believe that by integrating these practices into our curriculum, we can help our students develop healthy habits that will benefit them throughout their lives.

Shat Karmas that we will practice are:

  • Jala Neti.
  • Rubber-neti.
  • Eye-cleansing.
  • Kapalbhati- cleansing the lungs.
  • Kunjal - stomach cleansing.

Teaching Methodology

At our yoga school, we utilize a teaching methodology that blends traditional principles with contemporary demands. Our curriculum provides a comprehensive understanding of how to prioritize a holistic approach while teaching, which encompasses physical postures, breathwork, meditation, and mindfulness. Aspiring students will gain a thorough understanding of these practices.

  • Developing a suitable sequence of breathing and posture techniques for all levels, with adaptable cues.
  • Cultivating positive communication and rapport with students.
  • Managing time effectively for efficient class structure and execution.
  • Possessing essential qualities of a successful teacher, including empathy and adaptability.
  • Demonstrating and observing key principles to guide student practice safely and effectively.
  • Assisting and correcting postures for proper alignment and injury prevention.
  • Utilizing effective voice cues to guide and maintain a calm atmosphere during class.
  • Preparing mentally and emotionally to create a positive learning environment.
  • Structuring classes step-by-step for a well-rounded and effective practice.


The Yoga teacher training Course at Gurukul Yogashala Rishikesh will be rated quantitatively based on a class rating of 200 hours of instruction. The following evaluations are part of this:

  • Written assessment- Upon completion of the task, you'll receive a written grade.
  • Practical evaluation: this will be scored on how well you plan and lead a real-world Yoga class.

The requirement of 90% attendance throughout the semester will be used as a criterion for each student's grade. A valid attendance rate of 90% is required, with an acceptable and understandable justification for the remaining 10% of missed classes.

Additional Learning

Students not only learn about the subtle but crucial principles of teamwork, attention, hard effort, honesty, etc. but also the detailed syllabus containing practices of each yoga asana, etc.

  • Therapy with sound vibrations.
  • Kirtan- a form of Hindu meditative music.
  • Yoga on the Beach.
  • Acro Yoga with a Partner.
  • Restorative Yoga.

Please take note that all of these supplementary classes are not required for the course but are nonetheless included.


Gurukul Yogashala follows a schedule prescribed by Yoga Alliance regulations.

05:30 AMWake Up
06 :00 AMHerbal Tea.
06:15 AMMantra Chanting & Pranayama.
07:00 AMHatha / Iyengar Yoga .
09:00 AMBreakfast.
10:30 AMYoga Philosophy.
11:45 AMAnatomy & Adjustment.
01:15 PMLunch
02:00 PMSelf-study / Assignment
04:00 PMAshtanga / Vinyasa Yoga
06:15 PMMeditation
07:30 PMDinner
10:30 PMLights Out

For Yogi

Our lodging offers comfortable rooms with stunning mountain views, invigorating showers, spacious closets, and free Wi-Fi. Guests can choose between shared or private rooms, both with private bathrooms that have hot and cold running water. Nearby shops cater to all needs within walking distance. Our management team ensures a tidy atmosphere throughout your stay. You'll get to relish the aroma of nature and experience the essence of divinity while practicing yoga outdoors with a breathtaking view of the Himalayas and the Ganges. It's an idyllic setting to call home during your stay.

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Yogic Food

Meals of a yogic diet have been served at the Gurukul Yogashala in Rishikesh. Getting started with yoga is easier with the help of our gluten-free, yogic diet. The meal, together with the detox tea and juices, contains a good balance of nutrients such as vitamins, proteins, carbohydrates, calcium, and other minerals. We believe that medication loses its efficacy when consumed alongside unhealthy eating. Medication is unnecessary when the diet is healthy. What we eat has a significant impact on our ability to meditate and practice yoga.

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we understand that taking a break and relaxing is just as important as the intense training sessions
of our yoga teacher training programme. That's why we organize outdoor activities on weekends to refresh our participants.

Kunjapur Temple

Beach Yoga

Ganga Aarti

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Course Fees & Upcoming Dates - Book Your Seat

1 Aug - 24 Aug 2023

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1 Sep - 24 Sep 2023

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1 Oct - 24 Oct 2023

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1 Nov - 24 Nov 2023

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1 Dec - 24 Dec 2023

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1 Apr - 25 Apr 2024

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Course Duration: 25 DAYS


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USD 899USD 1199

Indian Student Fees:

Shared RoomPrivate Room
Rs 39,999Rs 49,999

Things included in the Course fee:

Free pickup from Dehradun Airport.

Yoga mat, yogic t-shirt, and carry bag provided.

Course manual and teacher education program

Yoga sessions conducted from Monday to Saturday.

One Ayurvedic massage included.

Comfortable room with private bathroom and free Wi-Fi.

Gluten and dairy free meals available on request.

Experience Holi Ganga Aarti session, kirtan & movie nights.

Cultural and spiritual heritage immersion with temple visits

Enjoy nature walks in the Himalayan foothills

Things not included in the Course fee:

Room heaters are available upon request for an additional fee of $100.

Air conditioning is not included unless specifically requested, with an additional cost of $100.

Course fees do not cover expenses such as airfare, visas, or insurance. Please make necessary arrangements beforehand.

Transportation to the airport can be arranged upon request, with the cost of a taxi ride from New Delhi Airport to Rishikesh School covered ($80).

Things included in the Course fee:

Yoga mat, yogic t-shirt, and carry bag provided

Course manual and teacher education program

Yoga sessions from Monday to Saturday

Comfortable room with private bathroom and free Wi-Fi

Holi Ganga Aarti session, kirtan & movie nights

Cultural and spiritual heritage immersion with temple visits

Nature walks in the Himalayan foothills

Things not included in the Course fee:

Room heaters are available upon request for an additional fee of $100.

Air conditioning is not included unless specifically requested, with an additional cost of $100.

Transportation to the airport can be arranged upon request, with the cost of a taxi ride from Dehradun Airport to Rishikesh School covered ($20).

Transportation to the airport can be arranged upon request, with the cost of a taxi ride from New Delhi Airport to Rishikesh School covered ($80).

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Why Choose Your Yoga Journey with Gurukul Yogashala ?

Experience the transformative power of yoga by enrolling in our 200 hour Yoga Alliance teacher training course in the sacred land of Rishikesh at Gurukul Yogashala. Located amidst the serene beauty of Rishikesh, our program offers a perfect blend of theory, practice, and personal growth. Led by experienced and highly-esteemed teachers, our comprehensive 200 hour yoga teacher training course equips you with the skills and confidence to become a certified yoga teacher. Whether you aspire to teach professionally or deepen your personal practice, our program provides a solid foundation to launch your yoga journey. Join us at Gurukul Yogashala for an immersive 200 hour yoga teacher training in Rishikesh and embark on a transformative path of self-discovery and a flourishing career as a yoga teacher.

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FAQS - 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course

What is a 200 yoga teacher training course?

200-hour Yoga Teacher Training course or 200-hour Yoga TTC is a beginner yoga course that provides fundamental knowledge of yoga philosophy, anatomy, and alignment. This program enables participants to teach Hatha, Ashtanga, and Vinyasa yoga styles worldwide under the guidelines of Yoga Alliance USA. Join us in Rishikesh, the birthplace of yoga, to deepen your practice and become a certified yoga teacher.

Can a beginner enrol in the 200-hour yoga teacher training programme?

Yoga is not just for flexible or strong people, but for anyone who is willing to give time to themselves and yoga. A 200-hour yoga teacher training course in Rishikesh can help a beginner learn the basics of yoga and inspire them to teach in the future. Even if someone doesn't intend to teach, they can benefit from the knowledge gained in a TTC and apply it to their personal practice.

What is the duration of a 200-hour yoga teacher training programme?

The duration of a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh varies depending on the course structure and format. Generally, an in-person course takes around 24 to 26 days, while an online course can take 2 to 3 months if done part-time. The course follows the standards set by Yoga Alliance and covers the entire syllabus in 7 to 8 sessions per day.

How can I prepare for a 200-hour yoga teacher training course?

The 200-hour yoga teacher training in Rishikesh is designed for beginners, so it's okay if you have no prior knowledge of yoga. However, it can still be overwhelming to learn so much new information. Before you attend the training, mentally prepare yourself for a month-long stay focused solely on your own growth. Bring personal belongings and essentials with you, as the course-related materials will be provided during the training.

Can I teach yoga after completing a 200-hour teacher training programme?

Certainly, completing a 200-hour yoga teacher training course is sufficient for obtaining a yoga teaching certification and being able to teach yoga classes in many places. However, in order to become a more confident and skilled teacher and teach professionally, some places may require a 500-hour certification or value teaching experience and skills over certification alone.



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    Dedication and self-motivation are essential for the success of our course. The practice and teaching of yoga require a profound level of self-discipline and purity. To uphold the integrity of the program, participants must actively participate in all spiritual activities, meditation sessions, lectures, and asana classes.

    In alignment with the principles of yoga, certain lifestyle choices are prohibited during the course. These include the consumption of meat, fish, eggs, black tea, coffee, alcohol, tobacco, drugs, and any form of nudity. Such practices are counterproductive to the path of yoga. Participants who fail to adhere to these guidelines may be dismissed from the course to maintain the sanctity of the learning environment.


    Please note the following regarding cancellations:

    An advance payment of course fees is non-refundable, except in cases of emergencies where students can reschedule to join us on other available schedules.

    If a student chooses to cancel the course after joining, the course fees will not be refunded. However, there is no additional charge for the cancellation itself.

    We encourage students to carefully consider their commitment to the course before making any payments.


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