Rishikesh is beautifully situated on either side of the bank of River Ganga at the foot of Shivalik Hills of the mighty Himalayas. Rishikesh has a number of Yoga Teacher Training Centers where yoga aspirants from all over the world come to learn Yoga. These centers are generally affiliated to and registered with Yoga Alliance of USA, Ministry of AYUSH in India or some other reputed Indian or International yoga related organisation. These centers offer various yoga teacher’s training courses, also called Yoga TTCs or YTTCs.
Most of these registered yoga schools for teachers conduct Yoga teacher training courses as per their affiliations. For example, those affiliated with Yoga Alliance of USA offer certification courses for 100 hr, 200 hr, 300 hr, 500 hr, 800 hr or other such time periods for which they have been certified. On successful completion of these courses, the student is given a teacher’s certificate for teaching under that specific program.
The courses include practice of traditional Indian form of Patanjali’s Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Vinyasa Flow and Meditation. Besides the traditional format, courses are also conducted in Iyengar style and Baba Ram Dev style of yoga.
Besides the above mentioned, courses for teachers are also conducted in Meditation and healing therapies, such as Ayurvedic, Pranic and Chakra healing. Yoga Retreats are also offered as a part of the course curriculum because the necessity of the body and the mind to experience mother nature in all its forms.
Rishikesh – From Historical Times…
Historically, Rishikesh has been a pilgrimage and spiritual center of the Hindus from time immemorial. Rishikesh is a place of astounding natural beauty, serene environment, fresh air and religious fervor. It has an age old tradition of yogis performing yoga asana, meditation and other ancient practices of wellbeing.
The city had gained popularity as a prime Yoga learning destination when the world renowned music band of Beatles visited the ashram of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in 1968. Ever since then it has emerged as a top destination for Yoga, Meditation, Ayurveda and other related disciplines. The annual International Festival of Yoga is also held at Parmarth Niketan, a Yoga ashram helmed by Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji Maharaj, who is the President and Spiritual Head of Parmarth Niketan.
Over the last few decades, as the awareness and interest of people in the benefits and usefulness of ancient India yoga in modern times has increased globally, many people aspiring to be yoga teachers have been visiting Rishikesh. The training schools generally provide residential programs wherein hygienic accommodation and meals are included within the package.
If you want to be an expert teacher in yoga in your locality or city, or take up yoga teaching as a career, you need to learn from the best of centers. Rishikesh is the natural choice to meet this end.
For your benefit, we have listed some of the best yoga teacher training schools along with the type of courses these offer and their contact details. Also, please note… some of these centres have also started conducting Online Yoga Teacher Training Courses (YTTC). Due your due diligence…
1/36. Om Shanti Om Yoga School
One of the oldest and best schools of yoga in Rishikesh established by Swami Yoganand Maharajaji in 1999, Om Shanti Om Yoga School is one of the first choices for those who want to learn yoga in a traditional way in Rishikesh. The center is registered as a Yoga Ashram with certifications from RYS 200, 300 & 500 and an alliance with Yoga Alliance USA.
The center offers yoga courses for individuals and those who aspire to be teachers of yoga. The Teacher’s Training Courses (TTCs) conducted by it are of varying durations- 100 hrs, 200 hrs, 300 hrs and 500 hours. In addition to these, Ashtanga Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation TTCs are also taught.
The philosophy of Yoga and the benefits of Satvik Diet are also enumerated in great detail here. The Marma Therapy of Ancient Indian times, now called acupuncture and acupressure, is the knowledge of those points in the body which are critical to a person’s physical or mental health. The center also provides the Marma Therapy to patients with various ailments.
Besides the regular yoga courses, 3, 5, 7 and 10 days yoga retreat events are also held.
|Address||Om Shanti Om Yoga School Yoga |
Village – Jonk, Ram Jhula, Swarg Ashram,
Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249304
2/36. Hari Om Yoga Vidya School
Situated in the serene ambience of Rishikesh, amidst the mighty Himalayas, Hari Om Yoga Vidya School is one of the leading yoga learning centres in Rishikesh. The yoga training is conducted under the aegis of Yogi Pramod Sahoo (ERYT 500) who is also the Founder Director of the center. The motto of this school is “Beyond Posture” because yoga is taught with the objective of looking beyond the body element of yoga and feeling the soul realm.
The courses offered by the school are 100 hr and 200 hr Vinyasa and Hatha Yoga Teacher’s Training courses and Meditation and Yoga retreats. The 100 hrs TTC is of 2 weeks duration and 200 hrs TTC is a 4 week duration course. Both the courses are certified by YogaAlliance of USA. Meditation and Yoga retreats are for 6 days. Online training are also available so that the learning and practice can be continued from anywhere.
|Address||Village Ghugtani, |
Near Deccon Vally,
Tapovan, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand – 249192
3/36. Yoga Vini, Rishikesh
Yoga Vini Welfare Society was established in September 2012 by Vini, a MNC professional-turned-yoga guru. Vini has his own style of yoga which focuses on the spine, which is the center of the physical body, energy, and mind. Spine is considered as a stable structure which requires strength of muscles for its support and even needs to be relaxed and nourished, if it is to remain in good shape. Correct postures while doing all activities, including sleeping, are emphasised here.
The center is known for its 200 hrs Teacher’s Training Course. The courses are offered in English and Japanese. Yoga, meditation, pranayama and simple, satvic lifestyle is taught here.
Satvic lifestyle is taught under the detox program which helps in getting rid of toxins in the body. Asanas, kriyas, meditation, pranayam and philosophy of yoga are key parts of the TTCs.
The center offers residential courses with accommodation.
|Address||Dhayan Mandir Ashram, ShayamPur, |
Rishikesh Santushti House Tapovan,
Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249201, India
4/36. Rishikesh Yog Peeth
Rishikesh Yog Peeth is a registered yoga centre with Yoga Alliance of USA. The center follows the traditional yoga practices but goes beyond asanas to explore personal changes and revelations. It believes that yoga shall lead to self transformation of the practitioner.
The yoga center has three courses. These are the 200 hr, 300 hr and 500 hr TTCs. Besides, there is a 7 day yoga retreat. The school offers residential programs in Yoga with amenities and accommodation facilities. The courses not only enlighten the students on philosophy of yoga and anatomy of the body but also makes them masters in asana postures, pranayama breathing exercises, chanting of mantras and meditation techniques.
10 yoga schools are affiliated to this center. It has trained hundreds of certified teachers and thousands of certified graduates.
|Address||Abhayaranya, Neelkanth Temple Road ,Patna,|
Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249302 (India)
5/36. Patanjala Yoga Kendra
Patanjala Yoga Kendra in Rishikesh was set up by Smt. Usha Devi in 1993. It is based on the Iyengar style of Yoga. It shall be noted that Padma Bhushan Late Shri BKS Iyengar was one of the foremost practitioners of yoga in India with international acclaim. In this form of yoga, great attention is paid to the postures and alignment of the body while performing traditional asanas in Iyengar yoga. So much so that even props made of wood and other materials are also used to get the posture and alignment right.
The various courses conducted by the yoga centre are:
- Beginner’s Yoga course which are held daily from Monday to Saturday from 4 PM to 5 PM. No registration is required for these.
- General Yoga Course by Usha Devi. No requirement of registration.
- Intensive course- This is meant for those who have completed at least 3 years regular training in general yoga.
- Children’s Yoga course- This course is meant for the children. It is held only on Sundays for 1.5 hr duration.
Besides, workshops on yoga, lectures on upanishads are also offered to inculcate spiritual inclination among the people.
|Address||Near Ram Jhula Taxi Stand, Muni-ki-retiP.O. Shivananda Nagar – 249192, Via Rishikesh,District Tehri Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India|
|Phone||+ 91 135 2430 763+ 91 135 2431 473+ 91 730 0654 448+ 91 941 0724 498|
6/36. Patanjali International Yoga Foundation
Founded in 2001, Patanjali International Yoga Foundation which emphasizes physical, mental and spiritual growth through Yoga. This center is registered with both Yoga Alliance of USA and Canada. The center is registered as RYS 100, 200, 300 and 500 and imparts courses in traditional forms of Yoga based on texts of Sanskrit.
The Center provides courses for beginners to yoga in Rishikesh and also, the famed 200 and 300 hrs Yoga Teacher Training Courses (TTCs) with due certifications. These enable the students to become registered yoga teachers. Traditional Hatha Yoga with all its asanas and bandhas are offered here.
The courses also enlighten you with pranayama, mudra, meditation and mantra which are also a part of the courses. Yoga Therapy, Ayurveda and Retreats of Yoga are also conducted to impart knowledge of these disciplines. Workshops and seminars are also conducted from time to time. All these practices make you conversant with the rich Indian heritage of wellness through yoga and meditations which seeks to strike good balance between body, mind and soul.
This yoga center in Rishikesh also offers residential programs with clean and hygienic accomodation and food. A number of international tourists visit here to learn yoga every year.
|Address||Patanjali International Yoga Foundation|
Vill: Tapovan SaraiPO: Shivananda Nagar
Dist: Tehri-Garhwal, Uttrakhand, INDIA- 249192
|Phone||+ 91 135 2430 763+ 91 135 2431 473+ 91 730 0654 448+ 91 941 0724 498|
7/36. Tattva Yogshala
Founded in 2007 by Yogi Kamal Singh, Tattva Yogashala focuses on Ashtanga and Hatha forms of ancient Yoga. Ashtanga Yoga is based on the principles of eight limbs or branches of yoga. These eight branches are dharana (concentration), dhyana (meditation), asana (postures), pranayama (breath control), pratyahara (withdrawal of the senses), yama (abstinences), niyama (observances), and samadhi (absorption). These are described in ancient Indian scriptures of Patanjali yoga.
The center provides courses in Ashtanga Yoga and Hatha Yoga. It offers 100hrs, 200hrs, 300hrs and 500hrs training in Ashtanga Yoga which are further divided into Primary and Intermediate series of courses.
The center also conducts Teacher’s Training Courses of 100 hrs and 200 hrs in Hatha Yoga along with Pranayama courses and a Multi Style Yoga Teacher course. There Intensive Training Courses for Teachers in Ashtanga and Hatha Yoga as well.
The center offers residential accommodation along with meals based on Satvik Indian food tradition which is based on a simple, nutritious, seasonal food diet.
|Address||Krisna Cottage, Swarg Ashram, Ram Jhula|
Rishikesh – 249304, Uttarakhand, India.
8/36. Akshi Yogshala
Based in the scenic and picturesque landscape crafted by nature in the Himalayas and on the banks of River Ganges, Akshi Yogashala is one of the best yoga training centres in Rishikesh. Here you can learn about the conventional yoga forms of Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga yoga and Vinyasa Flow. Besides Rishikesh, the center also operates schools in Nepal and Kerala.
The center is ISO certified yoga school and is also certified by YogaAlliance. It received the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2019. It conducts various TTCs imparting comprehensive training in Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Pranayama, Meditation, Mantra, Philosophy and Anatomy.
In Rishikesh, the school offers teachers training courses of 100 hr, 200 hr, 300 hr and 500 hr duration. Besides, there are 200 hr and 300 hr scholarships available.
It also operates one week, two weeks retreats and Ayurvedic retreat to different places. These aim to promote wellness while educating the learners about the ancient Indian principles and practice of yoga, meditation and ayurveda holistic therapies.
Clean and hygienic residential accommodation along with simple, nutritious food is offered to the students who come here to learn yoga and become teachers in Yoga.
|Address||Swarg Ashram, Near Ram Jhula, |
Rishikesh, Uttarakhand-249304, India
9/36. Jeevan Moksha Yoga Gurukul
Jeevan Moksha Yoga Gurukul was founded by Acharya Vinay to teach yoga for living life without illness and with total peace. It is registered with the Yoga Alliance, USA and offers 100, 200 and 500-hour yoga teacher training courses at its center.
These courses are specially designed for beginners to start their journey in yoga as well as intermediate and advanced level yoga courses for practitioners. A key highlight of the teaching methodology is the sessions of satsang where spiritual discourses are given and the musical kirtan events. It follows various yoga styles such as Ashtanga Yoga of Patanjali, Hatha Yoga, Kundalini Yoga and Mantra Yoga.
Jeevan Moksha Yoga Gurukul also offers integral training in various disciplines of yoga, such as shatkarma kriyas (neti, kunjal, tratak, agnisar kriya and kapalbhati), meditation, yoga asana pranayama and others. It has more emphasis on the psychological aspects of personality development.
One unique aspect of learning yoga in this teaching center in Rishikesh is that batch size is only up to 12 individuals at a time which permits the teachers to focus on the progress of learning of every individual.
Learners also get a comfortable stay experiencing a peaceful ashram life and also get on to spiritual outings and tours. There are complimentary yogic food cooking lessons as well which teach the best cooking methods and role of every ingredient in the food.
Online facility of courses is also available and there is a free demo class as well.
|Address||Ghugtani Village, Tapovan, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249192|
10/36. Ajarya Yoga Academy
Ajarya is a yoga academy in Rishikesh which conducts Teacher’s Training Courses in Yoga (Ashtanga and Hatha Yoga), Kundalini Meditation and offers Yoga Retreats that provide opportunity to be one with nature with body and mind. Besides the courses in yoga, it also offers courses in Meditation. This yoga center believes in the philosophy of ‘World is One’ and inculcates the feeling of oneness among people, irrespective of their diversities.
Literal meaning of the word ‘Ajarya’ is’ the one which does not die’ and, true to its name, the center believes in perpetuating wellbeing by conditioning body, mind and soul to attain balance and inner peace.
The center is registered with YogaAlliance of USA and is RYS 200 certified. To ensure that every participant is given undivided attention, the batch size is kept small.
It conducts TTCs 100hrs, 200 hrs, 300 hrs and 500 hrs duration for Ashtanga or Vinyasana Flow which include asanas, pranayam, meditation, mudras, bandhas, cleansing, nidra and mantra chanting as part of the curriculum.
It also conducts a 200 hrs Hatha Yoga course which also focuses on Asana, Pranayama & Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyan and Samadhi (2 Days).
Another famous course of the center is Kundalini Meditation which is conducted over a period of 18 days. This course aims at invoking the energy circles and improving energy flow in the body. All asanas and practices which aim at this are taught diligently.
|Address||For 200 hrs and Hatha YTTC|
Badrinath Road in Laxman Jhula Rishikesh,
Near By Kriya Yoga Ashram
Uttarakhand – 249304 India
For 100hrs, 300hrs & 500hrs and Yoga Retreat YTTC
Tapovan Resort, Near Laxman Jhula PO,
Laxman Jhula, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India
11/36. Nada Yoga school
One of the oldest schools of yoga teaching in Rishikesh, the Nada Yoga School was set up in 1952 by reverent Swami D. R. Parvatikar Maharaj (popularly and lovingly called Nada Yogi Veena Baba). At present, his successor Bhuwan Chandra who is himself a master Sitar player and also a master in Classical Yoga, runs the Nada Yoga center in this Himalayan city.
The key highlight of this training center is the teaching of both Hatha Yoga along with music. Together, the synergies of yoga and the ancient indian science of musical vibrations are used for inner transformation.
The center is registered with Yoga Alliance, USA and is certified to teach RYS 200 and RYS 500 programs. It conducts yoga teachers training, nada yoga courses, yoga retreats, kundalini yoga courses and workshops. Together, these lead to elaborate and deep study of asanas, chakras, anatomy, pranayama, meditation, ayurvedic medicine, music mantras, kirtans and practice of purification till the inner core.
|Address||Nada Yoga School, |
20 Meters Left From Ram Jhula Bridge,
Swargashram 249304, Rishikesh, India
12/36. Hatha Yoga School Rishikesh
Hatha Yoga School Rishikesh is a yoga school for those who want to take their learning to new levels. The center is affiliated to two renowned organizations- Yoga Alliance of USA and the Association of Yoga and Meditation.
The courses in yoga offered by Hatha Yoga School Rishikesh are 100 hr, 200hr, 300hr, 500 hr and yoga retreats from 3 to 25 days. These are beginners, intermediate and advanced level courses for the students. The courses are designed to allow for qualitative learning and becoming bodily and psychologically strong, attaining depths in spirituality, living a healthy lifestyle and even taking up a career in yoga teaching.
The center offers residential programs with accommodation and meals provided within the package. Free Wi-Fi, refrigerated UV-Filtered water, clean and hygienic surroundings are some of the other amenities of living here while studying.
|Address||Hatha Yoga School Rishikesh|
Next to AYM Yoga School
Baba Balaknath Street,
Upper Tapovan, Rishikesh
Tehri Garwal, Uttarakhand Pin Code: 249192
13/36. Vishwa Shanti Yoga
Vishwa Shanti Yoga is affiliated to Yoga Alliance of USA to provide yoga courses under 200 hrs, 300 hrs and 500 hrs program. If you are a new beginner to yoga or an advanced practitioner looking to re-learn certain aspects of Hatha Yoga, Vishwa Shanti Yoga Teaching center is one of the best in Rishikesh for this purpose as it offers starter, intermediate and advanced level courses which are of 4 to 10 weeks duration.
The training is provided in small batches of 10 students which makes it possible for the instructors to attend to every individual student. Some of the key elements which are stressed in yoga teaching school are practical and technical study of asana, pranayama, philosophy and anatomy, alignment and adjustment of postures. However, the courses go beyond this to include Shatkarma, Meditation and Ganesh Arti to connect the physical with the spiritual.
Vishawa Shanti Yoga school has resident programs with all facilities required for simple living such as non-AC room, wi-fi, cable TV and hygienic nutritious meals.
|Address||Hotel Yog Vashishth Swarg Ashram, |
Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249304
14/36. Chandra Yoga International
Established by Dr Sunil Yogi as Chandra Yoga Meditation Ashram under the Maharishi Yoga Vihar Foundation, the center offers residential yoga teacher training courses and programs to aspirants from India and abroad.
While the traditional form of yoga in the form of asanas with right postures and alignments is taught, pranayam and philosophy are paid equal attention. Stress is laid on cultivating discipline among the students because it is only discipline which would allow them to continue with their practice once they leave the ashram.
Among the Yoga courses for teachers, the 200 and 300 hrs TTCs are conducted along with Wellness Retreats for unwinding the mind and the body and getting one with nature.
In addition, there are Meditation courses which focus on calming the mind, getting inward and attaining higher spiritual dimensions.
Mantra chanting is also a part of the curriculum where the importance of mantra chanting is told to the practitioners and the healing power of the sound vibrations are invoked to strike balance between mind and body.
|Address||Village- Ganga Bhogpur Malla, |
Rishikesh – Cheela Dam Road,
Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249306, India
15/36. Om Yoga
Om Yoga in one yoga center in Rishikesh which offers residential courses under certification from Yoga Alliance USA as well as of Iyengar Yoga (of the Padma Bhushan BKS Iyengar fame). Located in the laps of Himalayas, in the Yoga Capital of the World, Om Yoga was set up by Yogi Sunil Thakur. It offers courses in traditional Indian yoga.
Its courses are 100 hr and 200 hr Yoga Teacher’s Training Courses (YTTCs), both of which are certified by Yoga Alliance. Both these courses incorporate the Iyengar Yoga style which makes use of props to get the body alignment right.
Besides, there is a 10-day Iyengar Yoga course which focuses on teaching yoga and pranayam totally in Iyengar format. Great attention is paid to right postures and alignments and even props made of different materials are used to correct the postures.
|Address||Gita Ashram, Near Taxi Stand, |
Ramjhula, Swarg Ashram,
Rishikesh Uttarakhand 249304, India
|Phone||(+91) 9639 721 070(+91) 9058 830 144|
16/36. Rishikesh Yog Dham
Rishikesh Yog Dham is certified from Yoga Alliance, USA as a teachers training school for RYS 200 hrs, RYS 300 hrs, E-RYT 500 and YACEP. Each of the courses focuses on providing Hatha yoga and Vinyasa Flow practices. YACEP is a certification for continuing education. The courses offered range from the ones meant for the beginners in the field of yoga to advanced level ones for experts. Each batch does not have more than 12 students for better quality of teaching.
The courses are aimed at the wellbeing of an individual by asanas, breathing exercises and satvic diet.
|Address||Behind Green Hills Cottage, |
Tapovan, Off Badrinath Road,
Rishikesh – 249192, Uttarakhand, India
17/36. Association of Yoga and Meditation
Popularly called as AYM, the Association of Yoga and Meditation was set up by Yogi Chetan Mahesh. It has been duly registered with Yoga Certification Board of Ministry of AYUSH in Govt of India, Yoga Alliance of USA and International Yoga Foundation. It offers courses which are certified by both AYUSH and Yoga Alliance.
As per its certification with the Yoga Alliance, it offers 200hrs, 300 hrs and 500 hrs YTTCs. The 200 hrs course teaches Hatha, Ashtanga and Vinyasa yogas. The 300 hrs course is a multi-style yoga which combines the practices of Ashtanga Vinyasa, Hatha Vinyasa, Sivanada and Iyengar styles. Alongwith it, yoga therapies for backpain, high blood pressure, constipation, heart issues, gastric issues, pregnancy, diabetes, asthma, arthritis and neck paid are also taught. The 500 hrs program is even more elaborate as is incorporates Kundalini yoga and other styles.
As per the AYUSH approved courses, AYM conducts yoga instructor certifications. The 200 hr TTC is the Level 1 which is for Yoga Protocol Instructor, 400 hr TTC which is Level 2 for Yoga Wellness Instructor and 800 hr Yoga TTC which is Level 3 for Yoga Teacher and Evaluator.
As per the International Yoga Foundation certifications, it offers 100 hr YTTC, 200 hr YTTC, 300 hr YTTC, 500 hr multi-style YTTC and pre-natal YTTC.
The center also offers training courses in Ayurveda and Detox as well.
Live music and kirtan in a week is another highlight of the residential courses offered by this yoga center in Rishikesh.
AYM is also a college of Yoga now which offers following courses:
- Certificate Course in Yoga- 3 months
- PG Diploma in Yoga- 1 year
- MA in Yoga- 2 years
- MSc in Yoga- 2 years
|Address||AYM Yoga School, Upper Tavopan, |
Tehri Garhwal, Rishikesh, 249192
18/36. Siddhi Yoga
Siddhi Yoga offers a residential certificate program of 200 hrs and 300 hours by Yoga Alliance. The center offers a residential program which is based on breathing techniques. The program promises to be immersive, permitting you to dive deep inwards and realize the unity of soul with the body and the mind.
This course also teaches mediation, pranayama and chakras. The curriculum teaches traditional Hatha and Ashtanga yoga which balances the emotions of the person and naturopathy.
Some other aspects of wellbeing which their course touches are yoga nidras and relaxation, mantras, bandhas, chakras, adjustments of postures, different styles of yoga, sutras of yoga and ways to unblock emotions. Bhakti yoga is another integral component of the program which teaches about our spiritual rootings.
The residential program provides comfortable and hygienic living space and the meals provided are vegetarian.
|Address||Siddhi Yoga Rishikesh, Semwal Bhawan, |
Bhajan Garh Road, Near Bank of India, Post office – Kailash Gate,
Muni Ki Reti, Rishikesh 249137, Uttrakhand
19/36. Phool Chatti Yoga
The literal meaning of Phool Chatti is “land of flowers”. Phool Chatti Ashram is one of the oldest in Rishikesh with a tradition that goes back to more than a century.It was set up by Sri Devi Dayal ji Maharaj in late 1800s. Situated 5 kms upstream from Laxman Jhula , this ashram has been attracting learners of yoga from India and abroad ever since its establishment.
The center teaches yoga (asanas), chanting, pranayama (breathing), lecture, meditation, neti pot cleansing and other practices of old Indian yoga tradition.
It offers a 7 day course for beginners and intermediate level learners.
|Address||P.O. Box Laxman Jhula,|
Rishikesh, District Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India
|Phone Number||Inside India: 941-03-666-05; 981-08-894-19|
Outside India: +91-941-03-666-05; +91-981-08-894-19
20/36. Anand Prakash Yogashram and Akhand Yoga
Founded by Yogrishi Vishvketu in 2007, Anand Prakash Yoga Ashram offers residential teachers training programs in Yoga for those who want to be Yoga instructors. The school is unique in that it offers courses in Akhand Yoga. Akhand Yoga is a style of Yoga wherein the training is structured to align physique, energy, mind, emotions and intuitions of self for balanced and healthy living and well-being.
Akhand Yoga believes in 5 elements of practice or koshas (movement, breathing, sound, meditation, wisdom) and 5 elements of energy or prana (grounding, uplifting, centering, expansion and connection to the whole). It is through the use of these elements that the alignment between body and mind is achieved.
Courses offered are YTT 100, YTT 200 and YTT 300. YTT 100 program has various variants- Lunar Akhand Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Sleepology and Inner Programming.
Online or virtual training of these courses are also available.
|Address||Tapovan, Rishikesh 249192|
Tehri Garhwal Uttarakhand India
|Phone||Landline: +91 135 244 2344 Mobile: +91-844 910 8668|
21/36. Rishikul Yogshala
Rishikul Yogashala is a yoga teacher’s training center in Rishikesh which promises to offer deep insights into culture, philosophy and practice of yoga. It offers teachers training programs which are certified by Yoga Alliance USA and Yoga Alliance International.
The centre offers 200 hr, 300 hr and 500 hr courses which are certified. In addition, there is a 85 hr pre-natal and post-natal TTC for women. Further, there is a separate Hatha Yoga TTC and a Ashtang Yoga TTC.
Some of the other activities undertaken in this yoga center are ayurveda and spa, satsang and cooking classes.
|Address||Narayan Kunj, Jonk, |
Swarg Ashram, Ramjhula,
|Phone||+91 9018860899,+91 8800501528|
22/36. Ekam Yogshala
The ancient format of Patanjali Yoga seeks to strike a balance between mind and the senses and reinvigorate the energies that flow through our physical being and reach till the spiritual heights. The same format of ancient yoga along with breathing methods of Pranayam and meditation are taught at Ekam Yogshala. The center emphasises “Yoga for All” in all the yoga teacher training programs it conducts.
The center is certified as RYS 200 hr and RYS 300 hr with Yoga Alliance of USA. It conducts 4 TTCs- 100 hr, 200 hr, 300hr and 500 hr. Online courses are also being offered by the center to those aspiring to be yoga teachers. The courses impart training in different ancient disciplines of Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Mantra Chanting, Meditation, Pranayama, Mudras and history and philosophy of Yoga.
Apart from these courses, Yoga retreats of 3, 5 and 7 days are offered to the students.These are helpful in quest of the self.
Residential accommodation with good, clean rooms and hygienic meals are also offered to the students.
|Address||Balaknath Street, Upper Tapovan, Laxman Jhula, |
Rishikesh, Uttarakhand – 249192, India
23/36. Rishikesh Vinyasa Yoga School
The Rishikesh Vinyasa Yoga school is dedicated to promotion of Ashtanga style of yoga along with Vinyasa flow. This makes this center of yoga unique in its own way. Vinyasa flow refers to the flow of movement from one pose to another and, with this movement, the focus is to be on intake and exhale of breath. The objective is to smoothen the flow of energy in the body.
The two variations of Vinyasa- Power Vinyasa and Acro Vinyasa are taught in the courses instituted by this training school. A lot of emphasis is also laid on self-awareness as this is believed to be a gateway to peace and leading life with a clear purpose. This makes its courses holistic in nature.
The yoga training center is recognized by Yoga Alliance of USA which allows it to offer 100 hour and 200 hour Ashtanga and Vinyasa flow courses to those who want to become teachers in these disciplines. Further, there is a special yoga training program for kids.
The school provides rooms for accommodation with Wi-fi, hygienic food and yoga kits.
|Address||Village Ghughtayni Talli, Ward No-5, |
Upper Tapovan, Off Badrinath Road,
Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249192
|Phone||+91-995 867 2399|
24/36. Sattya Yoga
Sattya Yoga, literal meaning ‘Truth Yoga’ is a yoga teacher training center which provides short courses in yoga. Set up by Shri Rajeev Tewari and Ms Seema who is an MSc in Chemistry, he started off with this venture due to his innate interest in exploring the depths of yoga and its therapies. He is himself a Yoga Alliance 500 hrs Certified Teacher, Certified Yoga Instructor by Yoga Alliance UK and a Certified Therapist by International Association of Yoga Therapists.
Some of the courses of the center are recognized by Yoga Alliance of USA and Canada. These are taught by expert and experienced teachers in their own fields. The center is situated in a serene location on the banks of River Ganga and the training is conducted indoors as well as on banks of the river.
Short yoga courses offered here are of 25 hrs, 50 hrs and 100 hrs. The 200 hrs and 300 hrs longer duration courses which stretch to about a month or more, are recognised by Yoga Alliance of USA. To begin the training in the ashram the first step is to perform a diagnosis by watching the eating habits and behavioural conduct of every student on an individual basis. A lot of stress is also laid on healthy eating and living with nature.
The accommodation offered is of three types- Standard, Deluxe and Super Deluxe.
Yoga treks are also offered by the training school which fulfil the exploratory zeal of the students.
|Address||High Bank Peasant’s Cottage Tapovan – 24 91 92|
Rishikesh ( Uttarakhand) Himalayas – INDIA
|Phone||91 135 244 28 88; 91 94 120 50478|
25/36. Kaivalya Yoga School
This school is dedicated to teaching Hatha Yoga to students who want to become the Yoga Teachers. Hatha Yoga is one of the most widely practiced styles of yoga in India which seeks to build body strength with regular practice of asanas, bring calmness and stillness to mind, fills a person with positive energy and helps to connect with the inner whole.
Kaivalya Yoga teachers training course is of 200hrs and this is certified by Yoga Alliance USA. Besides teaching Hatha Yoga, the practice is also done for Meditation, Mudras, Bandhas and correct alignment and postures of the body while doing asanas.
The center also conducts Yoga retreats of various durations for exploring nature while practising Yoga.
The courses of this yoga teaching centre are residential in nature and the course fee includes private accommodation, meals and tea, study material, tuition fees and outdoor activities.
|Address||Tapovan, Badrinath Road, |
Rishikesh – 249192 India
26/36. Shiva Tattva Yoga School
Shiva Tattva Yoga School is a residential yoga teacher’s training center in Rishikesh which seeks to bring balance between the physical and the meta-physical realms of your existence. According to its principles, yoga is not just a physical exercise of doing some postures which seeks to attain oneness with the whole but is also a way of life. It has to be imbibed in the lifestyle in order to lead a healthy and relaxed life without much ado about anything.
All the YTTCs offered by the training center are recognized by Yoga Alliance USA or International Yoga Alliance. Courses offered are: 200 hr teaching of Hatha, Vinyasa and Kundalini yoga. A 300 hr and 500 hr Hatha Yoga course is also conducted by the school. Among the short term courses, 50 hr and 100 hr Yoga Teacher Training courses are conducted. Besides, the Yoga and Ayurveda retreats are also provided.
|Address||Badrinath Road, Upper Tapovan, (Near Waterfall), |
Rishikesh- 249201 India
27/36. Satyam Vedic Yoga School
Satyam Vedic Yoga School is another important YTT center in Rishikesh which offers courses in yoga and retreats. It was founded by Yogacharya Somdutt Amoli who is well-versed in many styles of yoga. The center is committed to teaching Patanjali yoga in its purest, unaltered form. Those who wish to learn this yoga from the beginning or at advanced level shall consider this center.
Satyam school of yoga in Rishikesh outlines that yoga is not just about asanas and postures or alignments. It is much more than that. It is a way of self-realization. It is a way of life which shall permeate into our lives and become a part in every moment of it. Yoga Asanas are a way to reach there but not the end itself. These lend strength, flexibility and stability which guides us into the meditative composure and then reach the stage of oneness, called ‘Samadhi’.
The courses offered by the YTT are 100 hr and 200 hrs duration. However, it is the 200 hrs course for which the center has certification from the Yoga Alliance of USA. The course includes Ashtanga Vinyasa and Shatkarma, understanding of Anatomy and Physiology, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandhas, philosophy of yoga, alignment, traditional Hatha Yoga, chanting of mantras and Meditation.
The center also offers retreats to beautiful places where nature is present in its full bloom.
Please note that these are residential courses and accommodation and meals, among other things, would be provided within the course package.
|Phone||+91 9557 120 028|
28/36. Ananda Yogashala
Ananda Yogashala is a Rishikesh based yoga teacher training center which provides courses recognized by Yoga Alliance and others for the benefit of those who want to learn traditional yoga of India which is thousands of years old. It promises exceptional and comprehensive teaching of yoga with the objective of deepening your practice.
This yoga coaching centre has been established by Anup Gupta who is himself accomplished in different styles of yoga, particularly Iyengar Yoga. He is an ardent believer in the old, traditional form of yoga but is also a propounder of innovations which do not interfere or dilute the practice of traditional yoga but seek to enhance it. To this end, he makes use of props of Iyengar yoga, such as bricks, ropes, pillows, walls, etc for facilitating the right postures and alignments by reducing the level of difficulty, which one encounters while doing without these.
This Yoga Alliance USA certified center offers teachers training courses of 100 hrs and 200 hrs duration in Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga and a 200 hrs course in Hatha alignment course. Courses also emphasize Yamas, Pratyahara, Meditation Techniques, Niyamas, Pranayama and Mindfulness.
|Address||Ananda Guest House , Trust PO Swarg Ashram , |
Rishikesh, Uttarakhand INDIA 249304
29/36. Yoga Sadhna India
This Yoga Alliance USA certified school offers courses in Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga and other traditional styles of Indian yoga. The teachers are trained not only in the ancient Indian yogic practices but also given knowledge of breathing exercises and meditation techniques. The Yoga teacher training courses which are certified by Yoga Alliance are of 100 hr and 200 hr duration. Besides, retreats are organized to scenic natural locations around the country.
The center also gives training in Ayurveda, Chakra healing and detoxification of the body with Naturopathy. Thereby, it seeks to promote overall wellness among the people.
|Address||Near Police Station, Laxman Jhula, |
Rishikesh 249302, Uttarakhand, India
30/36. Rishikesh Yoga Teacher Training Center
Rishikesh is a hub of yoga teacher training centers. A number of tourists from international destinations around the globe visit this city in the state of Uttarakhand in India to learn yoga. The learning gives a way of leading life in a healthy and balanced manner, and also to take up yoga as a career by teaching the science and art of it to the people around.
Rishikesh Yoga Teacher Training Center is one of the foremost residential training centers in the city which is recognized by Yoga Alliance of USA. It has certifications of RYS 200, 300 and 500 which allow it to offer YTTCs to students who want to become teachers. The center provides rooms for accommodation with free yoga materials, satvik meals and weekend excursions. The center conducts its training sessions in small batch sizes of 8 to 20 students.
Course curriculum invariably involves chanting of mantras, hatha yoga practices, teachings in philosophy of yoga and anatomy of the body, shatkarmas, Ashtanga Vinyasa, adjustments and alignments of body and meditation sessions.
|Address||Lakshman Jhula, Gulab Nagar|
Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, 249302 (India)
|Phone||+91-975-973-6905, +91-639-803-8770, +91-863-014-5158|
31/36. Rishis International
Rishis International carries on with the tradition of Indian Yoga, Meditation and Ayurveda for the last 15 years. The center provides teacher’s training in the field of Yoga and Ayurveda. These training sessions are a year-long affair. While the yoga center offers courses in Hatha Yoga with focus on Asanas, Pranayama, Savasan, vegetarian light diet cooking with traditional methods and vedanta dhyana, it also conducts therapies in Ayurvedic tradition for the wellbeing of the people.
It also educates people on the yogic philosophy and teaches the nuances of restraints and observances, called Yama and Niyam respectively in Yoga terminology. Since chanting of mantras has been central to ancient Indian systems of well-being and healing by sound, the courses also focus on proper chanting of the mantras for general well-being of the people and performance of kirtan sessions.
The school also organizes retreats to achieve certain specific objectives. It offers a 3-days Silence Retreat wherein students are taught to remain silent for 3 days and do nothing. There is another 5-days yoga retreat with teachings in yoga, meditation, ayurvedic food and indian rituals and ceremonies. There is also a 10-days Tantra Transcendance retreat which aims to take you to a state of self-realization. It helps in releasing emotions, re-energizing and rejuvenating the body and mind.
Rishis International is registered with the Ministry of Ayush and Central Council of Indian Medicine.
|Address||Neelkanth Temple Road, |
Amari Talli village, Maral, 249304
Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India
|Phone||+31 6 14904849|
32/36. Dhyan Mandir Ashram
Dhyan Mandir is a yoga teacher training center in Rishikesh that offers 200 hr Kundalini and 200 hour Hatha-Ashtanga yoga courses for those who aim to take yoga teaching as a career. The center also offers naturopathy camps while aim at healing the body and the mind using natural elements.
The Hath-Ashtanga course aims to teach the purest form of Patanjali’s yoga with many asanas, right postures and alignments, pranayama or breathing techniques, philosophy of yoga, anatomy of a human being in order to know the effects on body and its parts and shatkarma practices which involve cleansing of body of all toxins.
As is quite customary, retreats are organized by the center so that the tourists get to relax and feel oneness with nature.
Online classes of teacher training courses are also held by the center.
|Address||Dhyan Mandir Ashram, Lakkadghat, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand,India|
33/36. Yoga Vidya Mandiram
Situated in the land of Rishis and Yogis called Rishikesh, the birthplace of yoga, Yoga Vidya Mandiram is a training center for yoga teachers. The school seeks to promote true values of peace, kindness and service through yoga and meditation among people without discriminating them on the basis of class, belief, nationality, age or gender. It aims to bring positive changes in people from inside out.
The courses at the school teach hatha and ashtanga yoga, philosophy of yoga, tantra and vedanta, anatomy and physiology of people as per yoga, yoga nidra, pranayama and meditation. It offers a variety of YTT courses in Rishikesh, including 50 hr, 100 hr, 200 hr, 300 hr and 500 hr courses. The students are also taken on outings to different places in Rishikesh for generating awareness and acquaintance with nature.
|Address||Near Bhandari Swiss Cottage, |
Bypass Road, Tapovan,
Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India – 249192
|Phone Number||+91-6395126300; +91-9466189119|
Set up by Shankar Das and Gayatri in 2017, two members of a family who have been yogis since two decades, Adhiroha seeks to leverage the experience and expertise of the founders for providing teachers training programs in traditional yoga to people who want to learn it. Besides providing the courses in English, it is also providing courses in Spanish.
The courses are: 200 hr, 300 hr and 500 hr Ashtanga and Hatha Yoga courses; 200 hr, 300 hr and 500 hr Kundalini Yoga courses; 200 hr, 300 hr, 500 hr Meditation courses and Vipassana.
The centre provides one of the best residential programs for the students. Accommodation is provided on sharing basis-twin, tri or quad sharing basis. The center also provides Ayurvedic meals and are particularly attentive in choosing organic eatables.
|Address||Adhiroha Trek Road, Upper Tapovan, |
Rishikesh, Uttarakhand 249192
35/36. Shiva Yoga Peeth
One of the leading centers of learning yoga in Rishikesh for becoming a yoga teacher or instructor is to attend the courses at Shiva Yoga Peeth. Founded by Swami Sudhir Ananda, the training center provides 200 hr, 300 hr and 500 hr yoga courses which are recognized by Yoga Alliance International.
The styles of yoga which are taught here are Hatha, Ashtanga and Iyengar. Pranayama, mudras, shatkarma, adjustments, mantras and meditation are also practised as a part of the course structure.
Yoga retreats offered here are of two time durations-50 hr and 100 hr. The aim of the courses is to promote the yogic practices as a part of daily life, de-stressing and detoxification of bodies and living life healthy and happy, in full connection with the whole-mind, body and soul.
|Address||Omkarananda Satya Narayan Mandir, |
Near Lakshman Jhula Bridge,
Next to Santha Seva Ashram,
36/36. Siddha Yoga Peeth
Recognized by Yoga International and Yoga Alliance International, the Siddha Yoga Peeth provides teachers or instructor training programs of 200 hr, 300 hr and 500 hr duration. Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Meditation, Pranayama, Shat-Kriya, Posture Adjustment & Alignment, Yoga Philosophy and other aspects of the ancient Indian Yoga system are taught here.
Short duration courses of 50 hr and 100 hr are also taught here for the benefits of those who want to become conversant with the art and science of ancient yoga.
Besides offering courses at its location in Rishikesh, the center also conducts soulful retreat to different destinations around the globe where nature is bountiful. Some of these destinations are in Thailand, Vietnam and Nepal.
Ayurvedic Treatments for one, two and three weeks are also provided by the centre. All these courses offered by the school are residential courses, meaning that a stay at suitable accomodation along with meals and other amenities will also be provided within the price of the package. Do check details below.
|Address||Upside Street in Front of SBI Bank, |
Badrinath Road, Tapovan, Rishikesh
This is just an inductive list of the Yoga Teacher Training Courses at Rishikesh… Changing times, paucity of times and market pull, we see places offering Introductory TTC at 25 hours too and also online yoga (TTC) teachers training courses.
Please do your due diligence before enrolling into any of the TTC, YTTC, programs, retreats and centres.
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