Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh

During the Yoga Teacher Training, our main focus is on basic. We aim to practice with patience and awareness of alignment early in the morning. To bring balance in physical body, looking at personal anatomy, observing individual practice, we give supportive input to improve the postures and alignments. Bringing mindfulness to the posture and using the power of gravity, making it more beneficial for healthy living.


The curriculum is based on the five points of yoga which can be understood as the practical application of the traditional four paths of yoga. The intensive daily schedule includes two meditation sessions, two yoga classes, two lectures, one hour of service to the ashram community. One day a week is lecture-free.


During the Yoga Teacher Training, our main focus is on basic aasanas. We aim to practice with patience and awareness of alignment early in the morning. To bring balance in physical body, looking at personal anatomy, observing individual practice, we give supportive input to improve the postures and alignments. Bringing mindfulness to the posture and using the power of gravity, making it more beneficial for healthy living.


We are a non-dogmatic yoga school, starting from yoga history, we teach eight limbs of yoga sutra by Patanjali. It’s more like discussion and teaching on philosophy of yoga, explaining three gunas and wisdom of Bhagvad gita, with freedom of sharing individual point of view towards yoga. It’s basically implementing yoga not only on the mat but in our daily life for a balanced and healthy living.


In the yogic anatomy training, you will be taught how to understand your body and how to attain control over your body parts. This Yoga teacher training helps you understand the energy of your body, detailed explanation of chakra, Nadis and Koshas, with practical examples and experience are shown. There are kinds of meditation where you can work on your yogic anatomy.

Training Includes:

  • Introduction to the major body systems
  • The effects of asanas and pranayama on: the cardiovascular system, respiration, digestion, skeletal and muscular systems, endocrine system
  • The eight systems of the body
  • Yoga and physical culture
  • Diet and nutrition


In our yoga teacher training methodology, we encourage students to observe the responsibilities of a yoga teacher. We explain ethics, values and encourage them to see how we involve everyone during the class, grow interest amongst them, and how we take care of every one. We guide them about the steps to set up a yoga business and what mistakes should be avoided while setting it up.


This is a very important subject, where you are explained about each asana, details are given about many kind of adjustments, when to have verbal, or physical adjustment, and where to focus during the class, how to deal with student who has physical pain, and what kind of pain has to be completely avoided. These important aspects are thoroughly taught in this subject.


  • Vegetarianism – for ethical, spiritual and health reasons
  • How diet affects the mind
  • Proper balance of the main nutrients
  • Ayurvedic principles of nutrition
  • Healing effects of fasting


Satsang means being in companionship with the truth and with the wise. The course satsang consists of half an hour silent meditation, half an hour chanting and a talk or reading on aspects of yoga philosophy. It will help you to develop a strong and steady meditation practice and show you the way to peace and happiness.


Breathing is Life. Due to stress and tension, many of us create dysfunctional breathing patterns. Working on different Pranayama practices, relaxes the muscle of respiratory system, supplying oxygen to all the body parts and mind, creating a right way of breathing for physical and mental health. It is also important to have correct breathing pattern during asana practice.


During this Yoga TTC course we have classes on different meditations. Meditation not only helps us improve our breathing pattern but also helps us be patient and calm in our lives. We give training on active, passive and analytic meditation, encouraging everyone to try every kind of meditation and then decide what is right for them to use in their daily life.

Training Includes

  • Guide to meditation
  • What is meditation
  • Why meditate
  • Physical and mental meditation
  • 12-step daily practice
  • Effects of and experiences in meditation
  • Mantras – spiritual energy in sound
  • Mantra initiation (if desired)


During 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, you learn the physiology and anatomy of body structure, understanding different body parts, how in each asana different stretch happens and how it affects our body. This anatomy training makes us aware of our body parts without dissecting them. It gives a better understanding of our body and our body parts, so that we start living a better life.


During practicum, students learn to teach each other in small groups’ asana class under observation of the teacher, so their fear of teaching disappears during the yoga teacher training. As practice makes a man perfect, their practice starts in the school itself. This boosts their confidence and makes them ready to give training/classes by the end of yoga TTC.


  • The law of action and reaction
  • The law of compensation
  • The law of retribution
  • Destiny and self-effort


  • Vegetarianism – for ethical, spiritual and health reasonsConsidered one of the greatest spiritual texts of the world, the Bhagavad Gita contains subtle and profound teachings and has a universality which embraces every aspect of human actions.
  • It symbolises the solution of the eternal struggle between the spiritual and the material in every human being
  • Study of both the text and Swami Sivananda’s commentary


  • Ethical and moral principles
  • Body – prana (life energy) – mind
  • From control over the body to control over the mind and meditation


  • How to teach the 12 basic postures and breathing exercises to beginners
       and intermediate students
  • Satsang (Meditation, chanting, lecture)Setting up of a proper environment
       for class
  • General pointers on teaching a class
  • The Basic Sivananda class
  • Beginners’ Course
  • Advanced Postures

  • Yoga for Children
  • Yoga for Older Citizens
  • Yoga for Pregnancy
  • Relaxation
  • Detailed correction workshops
  • In the second half of the training course, participants will teach each other under the guidance of an experienced instructor


  • Ashtanga – the 8 steps of yoga
  • Antahkarana – functions of the mind
  • Concentration and meditation


  • Basic concepts of Vedanta philosophy
  • The 7 Bhoomikas or planes of consciousness
  • Space, time, causation
  • The 3 bodies
  • The 3 levels of the mind
  • Conquest of death


  • Kirtan: chanting of classical Sanskrit mantras
  • Indian gods and their cosmic meaning
  • Arati and Pujas (traditional Indian rituals)
  • Chanting opens the heart and purifies the mind. With daily chanting, you develop a strong feeling of devotion and a very pure vibration. In devotional chanting correct pronunciation, devotional attitude and awareness of meaning are all-important.


  • The Absolute and how it manifests itself in nature
  • Macrocosmos & microcosmos
  • The 7 Chakras
  • The awakening of cosmic energy


  • Karma yoga is the practice of selfless service and helps to reduce selfishness and egoism and keeps you fit and healthy and gives immeasurable joy
  • You will be asked to do various tasks within the Ashram setting including gardening, cooking, cleaning, office work and any other work necessary for the smooth running of the community
  • The law of cause and effect
  • Samsara – the wheel of birth and death
  • Karma Yoga – selfless service: one hour daily in the ashram community


05:30 am Wake up
06:00 am Satsang (Meditation, chanting, lecture)
08:00 am Asanas
10:00 am Breakfast
11:00 am Yogic Philosophy
12:00 pm Art of Teaching
01:00 pm Lunch
02:00 pm Main lecture in philosophy or anatomy
04:00 pm Asanas and pranayama
07:00 pm Dinner
08:00 pm Satsang (Meditation, chanting, lecture) + Live Music
10:00 pm Lights out

Join Yoga Teacher Training Program

COURSE FEE – US $ 2100.00



A high degree of self-motivation is required for all aspects of the course. A basic knowledge of yoga postures and philosophy is helpful but not essential. A sincere desire to learn and openness to the teachings of yoga is required. The practice and especially the teaching of yoga demand a high degree of self-discipline and purity. To ensure the success of the programme, participants are required to attend all spiritual activities, meditation sessions, lectures and asana classes. Meat, fish, eggs, black tea, coffee, alcohol, tobacco, drugs and nudity are prohibited during the course as they are counterproductive to the yoga practice. Participants who do not comply with these rules may be dismissed from the course. Unfortunately, it is not possible to cater to personal dietary preferences beyond the yogic-vegetarian meals.


Materials Included In Course Fee

  • 2 t-shirts
  • TTC manual

Materials Not Covered By Course Fee

  • Book: Asana, Pranayama Mudra Bandha: By Swami Satyanad Sarswati
    Publisher: Bihar School of Yoga. This book can be purchased from Sivan Yoga.
  • Bhagavad Gita with a commentary by Swami Sivananda, the Divine Life Trust Society.
  • Yoga mat, cushion, blanket, Kriya set.

Also Bring

  • Comfortable as well as warm clothing
  • Notebook, torch (flashlight)
  • Sandals or slippers for indoors, walking shoes
  • Towel, toiletries, Neti pot

Getting There

Students are responsible for making their own way to the Course.
Details of how to get there will be sent to you upon registration.
Please arrive on the day before the course is scheduled to commence.
Departure will be the day after the course finishes.
Please do not arrive late or plan to leave early.
You may wish to arrive a few days earlier to acclimatise to the new environment or stay longer after the Course has finished.
You need to liaise directly with the Sivan Yoga to arrange this.


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