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200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training

Yoga Vidya Mandiram | Rishikesh, Uttarakhand | Riverside


200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training 

Rishikesh, India - RYT 200 Yoga Alliance

We welcome you to join our yoga school Yoga Vidya Mandiram centered in the magical Himalayan Valley of Rishikesh, India. Our mission is to spread peace, health and joy, which can be achieved through yoga.  All walks of life are welcome to learn how yoga leads an individual to a healthy body and lifestyle, and also how yogic philosophy can help in maintaining a peaceful mind and a serene spirit.

The intensive yoga course is dedicated to impart, guide and train the students in yogic teach learning to cultivate a harmonious lifestyle and acquire deeper life changing experiences.

Our 200 hour Yoga TTC is a multi-style yoga teacher training course that follows Yoga Alliance USA standards.  After your completion of the course, you will be eligible to register as an RYT 200 (Registered Yoga Teacher) under Yoga Alliance.  


Who Should Apply for 200 Hour Yoga TTC?  

This 200 Hour Yoga TTC is designed and perfect for the students who; are either fresh beginners or beginners with basic knowledge of yoga, wish to go through a deep and intense life changing experiences yoga, are looking for a complete detoxification from their life through yogic wisdom, science and practices, are entirely dedicated and focused to become a professional 200 RYT yoga teacher and guide, wish to get an exposure to India culture and its spiritual values 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course Certification.

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course at our yoga School Yoga Vidya Mandiram is offered from a worldwide known organization Yoga Alliance, USA. After the successfully completing the program, the students will receive a 200 RYS (Registered Yoga School). After which they can get registered at Yoga Alliance USA and become a 200 RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher). 


Highlights - 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

  • 21 night’s non-AC accommodation.
  • 3 Daily nutritious vegetarian meals (no eggs)
  • Sankhya and yoga philosophies
  • Daily Hatha-yoga & Ashtanga-yoga classes
  • Daily Mantra recitation guided & Karma Yoga
  • Daily Relaxation & meditation practices
  • Shat-kriya & Daily guided breathing and pranayama practices
  • Yoga anatomy & physiology workshops
  • Yoga practicum/practice teaching Instructions to teach and guide others
  • Excursion to nearby holy temples and shrines
  • 200-hours yoga TTC Certificate from Yoga Alliance, USA


Course Content Overview 

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training


Yoga Postures:

  • Meditative steps of performing the hatha yoga; centering, entering, refining, holding, coming out, and reflection
  • Ashtanga-Vinyasa-Yoga flow – series 1
  • Surya-Namaskara (sun salutations) – dynamic surya namaskara, surya namaskara with breathe awareness, surya namaskara with mantra chanting
  • Types of Yoga posture- standing poses, sitting poses, backward bending poses, forward bending poses, spinal twisting poses, fire series, inversion poses, shavasana
  • Postural alignment and art of adjustment
  • Counter pose
  • Contraindications


  • Science of breath
  • Sitting postures for pranayama practice
  • How to establish diaphragmatic breathing before pranayama practice
  • 1:1, 1:2 and 1:4 breathing practices
  • Types of pranayama – nadi shodhana pranayama, ujjayee, kapalabhati, bhastrika, shitali, shitkari, brahmari, and anuloma viloma

Relaxation Practices (Yoga Nidra):

  • Relaxation in daily life
  • Tension and relaxation
  • Systematic relaxation
  • 31 pints relaxation
  • 61 points relaxation exercises
  • Preparation for Yoga Nidra


  • What is meditation?
  • Meditation in daily life
  • Sitting positions for meditation
  • Two to five minutes meditations
  • So-Ham mediation Yoga

Anatomy and physiology:

  • Introduction about anatomy and physiology
  • The yogic study of digestive system
  • The effects of yoga practices on digestive system
  • Respiratory system
  • The effects of yoga practices on respiratory system
  • Effect of yoga posture on muscles and systems
  • Nadis (energy channels)
  • Chakras (energy plexus)
  • Pancha tatwa (five great elements)
  • Panchakosha (five sheaths)
  • Pancha pranas(five vital energy)

Yoga Philosophy:

  • General introduction: Six school of Indian philosophy
  • Samkhya and yoga
  • Intro of Pattanjali’s Yoga-sutras
  • Highlight of astanga yoga: yama, niyama, asana, pranayama, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, and Samadhi
  • Introduction to Upanishad
  • Life style and yoga ethics


  • Yoga & Health Basic principle of Ayurveda
  • Basic doshas Tri-gunas
  • Balance of the mind and Ayurvedic diet


  • Jnana-mudra
  • Dhyana-mudra
  • Vishnu-mudra
  • Hridaya-mudra

Mantra Chanting:

  • Om mantra
  • Morning mantras
  • Guru mantra
  • Meal mantras
  • Gayatri mantra and more
  • Surya-namaskara mantras – 12 names of sun

Satkriya (cleansing):

  • Jala-neti
  • Sutra-neti

Teaching Methodology and Home Work:

  • Lesson plan Assignments
  • Practice teaching
  • Feedback
  • Group discussion
  • Question and answer
  • Homework


Daily Schedule


We follow a tight daily schedule to ensure that our students get the most out of yoga teachings and practices during this short yoga teacher training (YTT) program. It is encouraged to take full rest every night by sleeping early as part of your practice and to maintain health and focus throughout the program.

» 06:15 am - 06:30 am - Mantra Chanting
» 06:30 am - 07:30 am - ShatKarma / Pranayama / Mudras / Bandhas (Theory & Practices)
» 07:30 am - 09:00 am - Hatha Yoga Session & Practice Teaching
» 09:00 am - 10:00 am - Breakfast
» 10:00 am - 11:00 am - Yoga Philosophy
» 11:00 am - 12:00 am - Yoga Anatomy & Physiology
» 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm - Karma Yoga
» 12:30 pm - 13:30 pm - Lunch
» 13:30 pm - 16:00 pm - Self-Study / Silence Practice / Self-Journaling / Free time
» 16:00 pm - 16:30 pm - Tea break
» 16:30 pm - 18:00 pm - Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Session & Practice teaching
» 18:00 pm - 19:00 pm - Dinner
» 19:00 pm - 20:00 pm - Meditation & Yoga Nidra (Relaxation) Session
» 20:00 pm - 21:00 pm - Self-Study / Free time

Please note : Schedule is subject to changes without prior notice.

Training takes place 6 days out of 7 days of the week. The 7th day is considered resting day, usually set on Sunday but may shift in busy seasons to avoid the weekend traffic. Students are free to use this rest day to practice, review and reflect lessons and practices during the past week. We also organize a half day excursion during the rest day for students to take some time to explore and experience Rishikesh (northern Indian) attractions, nature and culture.

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Yoga Vidya Mandiram


Yoga Vidya Mandiram Yoga School is a registered Yoga School centered in Rishikesh, India. The Center is dedicated to restore, explore and impart the purest form of knowledge of Yogic studies and its practices with their scientific verification. The Yoga Center intends to maintain the yogic teachings to their ancient and traditional purity as taught by the yogis of the Himalayan masters. Thus, our Yoga School is a bridge between pure and traditional form to contemporary format of teaching yoga.

The Yoga Teacher Training (TTC) are held at Yoga Vidya Mandiram in Rishikesh, India, certified by Yoga Alliance, USA for their 200/300/500 hours Hatha & Asthanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training Course.   These Yoga TTC are suitable for students of all levels; beginner, intermediate and advance.


Guides / Instructors - Rishikesh, India


Acharya Chandramani (Yoga Philosophy & Vedic Scriptures)

Acharya Chandramani was born in a traditional spiritual family. When he was 8 years old, he became a serious practitioner of the yogic principles of Swetambara Jaina tradition. Later, he was initiated into the Vedic Sanskrit tradition by Swami Vivekananda at the age of 10 in Prabhat Ashram, UP, India. He was fully dedicated to the teachings and daily discipline of the traditional Sanskrit gurukulam from childhood to adulthood. He has been guiding worldwide yoga students into the Vedic Sanskrit literature and its philosophy and holding yoga retreats and teacher trainings for over 25 years.

Sandeep Pandey (Relaxation & Meditation / Pranayama / Yoga Philosophy)

Yogacharya Sandeep Pandey was born in a traditional Brahamna family and was sent to Gurukul at the age of 8. At the Gurukul, he studied the Yajurveda and mastered all the 16 Samskaras along with Yogasana, pranayama, and Shat Kriyas. He participated in many national-level yoga championships in India and won prizes. However, his quest for knowing the inner self through yoga lead him to Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama where under the direct guidance of H.H. Swami Veda Bharati, he studied and practiced the deeper and subtler aspect of Raja yoga.

Piyush Saxena (Relaxation & Meditation / Pranayama)

Piyush Saxena has been a sadhaka of the Himalayan Yoga Tradition as taught by Swami Rama and Swami Veda Bharati for several years. He has a great passion for the philosophy and practices of yoga Nidra and meditation, as well as practice Hatha yoga as a meditative process to support his meditation practices. Piyush wants to inspire people and teach yogic practices that can help them in their daily life, business life, student life, family life, corporate life, and more importantly guide them to become an enlightened human being.

Subhash Petwall (Hatha Yoga & Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga)

Subhash Petwal is an asana yoga instructor who is experienced teaching internationally and locally in the styles of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga and Hatha yoga. He has undergone his training in Mysore and Kaivalyadhama Lonavala and has been undergoing continuous practices for several extended years at Kishore Yoga Kendra Bangalore. Subhash is passionate about sharing his knowledge of Hatha and Ashtanga yoga and takes great care in layout a strong foundation for his students to further their practices.

Saurabh Mishra (Hatha Yoga & Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga)

Saurabh developed a keen interest in yoga since childhood. He was born and educated in Rishikesh, the world’s capital of yoga. He began his yoga journey in the holy city of Rishikesh. He is an experienced teacher of Hatha Yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga for the past 3 years and is in pursuit of his master’s degree in Yoga, as well as continuously undergoing self-practices and self-studies of yoga.

Manish Kumar (Hatha Yoga)

In Manish’s eyes, Yoga is the gateway to learning and understanding your true-self, to see beyond the physical and discover the subtilities of your authentic character. He believes that the beauty of yoga for him, is that it always gives satisfaction and joy, in every form. On his unique path, he has developed qualities allowing him to enjoy each moment within society, and these qualities he carries with him into his teaching. Manish feels that to practice yoga is to practice conscious living, and this is a view he integrates into his classes. 

Karamjit Singh (Yoga Anatomy & Physiology)

Yogacharya Karamjit was born and brought up in a Hindu and Yogic family, whose roots are deeply emerged with Yogi’s lineage. He learned basics of yoga from a wandering monk, since childhood, he stayed and practiced yoga under the revered Monks and Yogis in monasteries. Yogacharya Karamjit did 300 hours Yoga Instructor course and Post Graduation Degree in Yoga from Swami Vivekananda Yoga University and earned his Master in Yoga Science (M.Sc) Degree. He did Yoga and Vedanta certificate course from Swami Shivanada Ashram (Divine life Society) at Rishikesh, India.

Dr. Sumit Sharma (Yoga Anatomy & Physiology)

Dr. Sumit is an expert in the field of physical therapy and posture imbalance and sedentary life disorders. He did his Masters of Physical Therapy in Musculoskeletal Disorders in Orthopedic Branch and a diploma in Sports Medicine from West Bengal. He is also a certified Pilate’s trainer from Indian Academy of Fitness Training Mangalore. His simple and contemporary style of delivering deep and practical knowledge of anatomy and physiology endear him to his students. He has taught a few hundred students from more than 35 countries and he mainly focuses on the therapeutic aspects of yoga.

How to Reach

Closest Airport
Dehradun, Jolly Grant Airport (DED): It is approximately 35 minutes by taxi from DED to our school in Rishikesh.
Closest Railway Station
Haridwar Railway Station (Haridwar Junction): From Delhi, the train ride takes approximately eight hours, depending on the train. Haridwar Junction is 35-45 minutes away from Rishikesh. Taxi or tuktuks are available for hire.
Traveling by Road
Buses to Rishikesh leaves New Delhi from the Kashmiri Gate national bus stand, approximately every hour. The bus ride takes about 5-7 hours and costs around 900 INR for air conditioned buses and 500 INR for buses without air conditioning.

Important Disciplines/Rules 

Complete school rules are mentioned on our official website.   

  1. No alcohol, drugs or any addictive substance are allowed during the course.  Any alcohol/drug consumption will lead to being asked to leave without certification.
  2. No smoking of any kind, including e-cigarettes are allowed on premise.
  3. No consumption of non-vegetarian (i.e. meat, poultry, eggs, etc.), including eggs, within accommodation or school/resort premise.  We realize that not everyone interested in the course are pure vegetarian.  However, by signing up and booking for this course, you have agreed to our disciplines and our diet requirements.  Students are responsible for bringing dietary supplements that they required during the duration of the course.
  4. No verbal or behavioral aggression.
  5. Students are required to be punctual and to attend 90% of the training hours.
  6. No using mobile phones for external communication or social media during an ongoing class.
  7. No friends and relatives are allowed to stay with yoga students without any prior permission from the management.

By signing up and booking for this course, you have agreed to our disciplines and our diet requirements.  School holds the right to ask a student to leave the training without certification, if he or she does not follow or violates school discipline

In the case of cancellation, the advance deposit of a course fee is strictly non-refundable.  However, you may reschedule for the same program in a future month but within 1 year after the initial course date booked.  Reschedule must be inquired in advance of and only if there is still availability for the desired month.

# Note: ''For all refunds, the payment gateway charges, service charges and taxes will be deducted. Only the balance will be paid''.  

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