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200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh

Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh

Rishikesh Yogis 200-hour course is specially designed for beginners as well as for advance learning because the components of this course create a synthesis which is rare in teacher training around the world. Initially, asana practice will be explained and verified alongside the anatomy section. Later practice of asana, pranayama, and especially meditation will be examined and explained in parallel with the study of yoga philosophy.

Training highlights

Ayurvedic massage
Daily yoga practice and meditation
Mantra chanting and yogic cleansing
Nutritious meals thrice daily
29 nights accommodation
River rafting
26 day(s) with instructions

Rishikesh Yogis 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh Program

Rishikesh Yogis 200-hour yoga teacher training course is designed to provide a comprehensive foundation for teaching yoga skillfully with compassion and awareness. It involves a holistic approach to the path of yoga, combining the wisdom of traditional yoga with contemporary understanding of the body, emotional system, and spiritual practices, to serve as a platform for self-inquiry and ignite a process of genuine transformation. Our method of training concentrates on a creative fusion of Classical yoga, Ashtanga, Vinyasa Krama yoga. Our training schedule includes the study of basic anatomy, teaching practice, esoteric philosophy, an introduction to the various branches of yoga, ethics and codes of conduct for yoga teachers.

Students who wish to take this immersion will learn how to choose what is appropriate for them, from all the styles and practices in contemporary yoga, by experiencing a daily routine that follows the energetic purpose of yoga disciplines, as the ancient philosophy of yoga tells us that the 5 elements are at the core of yogic development, and our 200-hour teacher training course will provide you with comprehensive guidance to approach your yoga path.

Daily schedule

05:00: Morning bell
05:30-06:00: Morning tea
06:00-06.30: Mantra chanting/yogic cleansing practices
06:30-08:30: Classical Hatha yoga
08:30-09.30: Pranayama/breathing practices
09:30-10:30: Breakfast and tea/self-study
11:00-12:30: Yoga philosophy
13:00-14:00: Lunch
14:00-15:30: Rest and self-study
15:30-16:45: Yoga anatomy / yoga therapy
17:00-19:00: Asthanga Vinyasa yoga
19:15-20:00: Meditation and guest lectures
20:00-21:00: Dinner
21:00-22:00: Self-study
22:00: Lights off – rest time


Yogi Uttam Ghosh (Yogi Rishi Raj)

Uttam Ghosh (Yogi Rishi Raj) was born into a Yadav family in Rishikesh, the city of yogis in India. Since childhood he chose to dedicate his life to unravelling the mysteries and power of the invisible life force energy of yoga. His discovery led him to a special interest in leading a spiritual life through practicing Kundalini, Yantra, Mantra & Tantra. Through his work, dedication, and experience, Swami Vidyananda initiated him onto the Kundalini yoga path. This has shaped his life to become both a student and a teacher continuing to share the light and wisdom of the ancient teachings.

With the realization it became clear that the life of Kundalini needs much discipline, respect, and honoring of the powerful female energy to awaken the great Kundalini that may be dormant within each of us. One has to cultivate the pure female energy qualities of unconditional love, care, compassion, humbleness and patience by which Kundalini then awakens by itself without much effort and force.

In simple words, “when the ego melts, Kundalini arises”. Uttam is now teaching a wide range of transformational Kundalini, Hatha yoga, and Ashtanga Vinyasa techniques in northern India in Rishikesh. He also explored ways to reach out to many westerners in Saudi Arabia to share the techniques and methods of Kundalini yoga through a holistic scientific approach.

Yogi Ashish

Ashish began practicing yoga in 2009. Discovering his natural aptitude, he quickly progressed to become a yoga asana champion and teacher. He has training in Hatha, Ashtanga, and Vinyasa Flow asanas as well as meditation and pranayama. He has an M.A. in yogic science from Uttarakhand Sanskrit University in Haridwar. He also holds a six-month certificate from Viswhagura School of Yoga and a 200-hour RYT teacher certificate from Jeevmoksha Yoga Gurukul. He has been teaching since 2010 and this year began to teach internationally in Thailand.

Acharya Tuna khatua

Acharya Tuna khatua is the founder of Vedic Meditation Yoga School. He has taught Sivananda yoga, Himalayan yoga, six systems of Indian philosophy, and yoga anatomy for six years. He studied the Sivanadnda yoga system for three years and undertook the Yoga Vedanta course of the Divine Life Society, Shivananda Ashram, Rishikesh.

Dr. Siddhanta

Dr. Siddhanta has practiced yoga and meditation for the last 15 years. When he was 16 years old, he left his home and stayed in a small hut he made in a forest in Odisha and started his spiritual journey. At the age of 22 he left Odisha to join the Anandamurti Gurumaa, where he studied and taught for around 8 years to people from the east and west.


Sushant’s family upbringing and school took place in Bihar, before commencing his journey of yoga in 1997 as a postgraduate student of Yoga Psychology in Bihar Yoga Bharati (Deemed University) and worked as a Lecturer there in the same department for four years. Yoga is very much part of Sushant’s family He has a very profound understanding of both practical and theoretical aspects of yogic traditions and is a very spontaneous and skillful teacher of Hatha yoga, meditation and relaxation. He has been teaching yoga professionally since 2000 and has conducted workshops in Indian companies, De-Addiction Centre (Muktangan, Pune), prisons, Army training cantonment and in various other organizations such as Indian Oil (Barauni, Bihar), Railways training center (Jamalpur, Bihar), BSF Training Centre (Hazaribagh, Jharkhand). Sushant joined Ananda in September 2006 and quickly settled into the new surroundings over looking Rishikesh the birthplace of Yoga.

In 2006 he joined Ananda in the Himalayas (Destination Spa). As the head of yoga, He quickly began transforming the yoga offering at Ananda, providing Traditional Hatha and 8 different forms of Meditation. In more recent times Sushant has introduced the new Ananda Yogic Detox package, Ashtanga Yoga and Yogic Philosophy talks. He was recognized by Spa Finder as one of the top spa professionals of the year in 2010.

Sushant has travelled to Finland, UK, Serbia and France to propagate the traditional teachings of Integral yoga which incorporates Hatha, Raja and Kundalini Yoga systems. Currently Sushant is teaching at Reforma health centre in Russia as Head of Yoga.

“Experience of yoga is present in each and every being. Role of the teacher is to demonstrate and facilitate the process in class to unleash the experience of yoga in practitioners.”


Rishikesh Yogis (RY) Rishikesh is situated at bank of the holy Ganga River, in the town of Rishikesh in the lap of great Himalaya Mountains. Rishikesh is well known as the capital of yoga. It is a very safe and secure place, where national and international tourists can walk alone or in groups without any fear. Rishikesh is a ‘dry’ area, where it is not allowed to serve alcohol or any kind of meat-fish or animal form. However, Rishikesh has all modern facilities such as transportation, Wi-Fi, etc.

What’s included

1 Ayurvedic massage
River rafting (if the season there)
3 times meals
Shared accommodation with free internet (Wi-Fi) and track to Kunjapuri and local side sights
Study materials (two books, one yoga belt, one neti pot, one catheter, one notebook, one pen).

Know before you go

Transportation from Delhi to Rishikesh and Rishikesh to Delhi has an extra charge of 80 USD.

Dressing information
Dress code – suitable for yoga and meditation practice.

Course information
At this moment, Rishikesh Yogis is still in the progress of registering with Yoga Alliance. For all students joining programs before April, certification will be made under Rishikul Yogshala’s name (Yoga Alliance certified). Rishikesh Yogis and Rishikul Yogshala share the school management.

Additional information
For more information ask your questions directly to Rishikesh Yogis Yogshala who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Contact Organizer button to send a message.

How to get there
Arrival by airplane
The nearest international airport is New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport. For those who choose to continue their way by air, there are currently domestic flights to nearby Dehradun Jolly Grant Airport, operated by Air India, Jet Airways and Spicejet. From there it is less than 45 minute drive by taxi to RY.

Arrival by bus
Buses to Rishikesh leave New Delhi from the Kashmiri Gate National Bus Stand approximately every hour. The bus ride takes about 7-9 hours.

Arrival by taxi
Taxis are widely available anywhere in India. The drive from/to Delhi should 5 to 6 hours, depending on traffic conditions. From Haridwar the drive takes about 40 minutes. Should our students require, and upon advance notice, we can arrange for all sorts of transportation, with no additional fees or commissions on top of the normal charges.

Arrival by train
Rishikesh has got a train station, but is currently serviced by only one train. It may not be very useful for most travelers. The best option is to reach first Haridwar station, which is about 30minutes away from Rishikesh, and then continue by road. Haridwar is serviced by many trains from/to Delhi, Varanasi, Rajasthan, Amritsar, etc. From Delhi, the train ride takes mostly between 5 and 7 hours.

Booking conditions

By paying 200 USD, one can book their seat, rest of the fees have to be paid upon arrival or online.

If you cancel the course one month starting of the course, the advance fees will be refunded.

Accepted payment methods
Cash, Paypal

Accepted payment methods on location

Accepted currencies on location
United States Dollar, Indian Rupee

Pricing information
Early bird discount is applicable if booking alone.


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Address Laxman Jhula, Laxman Jhula Road, Laxman Jhula, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249137, India