500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh

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Overview of 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh India

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The 500-Hour Yoga Teacher Training program at Rishikesh, India, offered by Namaste Yoga School, is comprehensive and in-depth training for individuals looking to become certified yoga teachers. This program covers all aspects of yoga, including philosophy, asana, pranayama, anatomy, and more. It is designed for students who wish to deepen their understanding of yoga and become confident and skilled teachers. The training is held in the spiritual city of Rishikesh, known as the "Yoga Capital of the World," providing students with the opportunity to immerse themselves in the ancient tradition of yoga.

Why choose Namaste Yoga School

chakra-icon The 500 Hours TTC in Rishikesh brings a good foundation in various styles of yoga.
chakra-icon It is the finest way to become a confident and certified yoga teacher.
chakra-icon Upon completing the 500 hour yoga teacher training in India, you become eligible to run your own yoga classes anywhere in the world.
chakra-icon With the course, you get a deep understanding of the different elements of yoga.
chakra-icon After successfully completing the course, you become eligible to pass the wisdom of yoga to others.

Eligibility for 500 hour YTTC


Minimum Age: Typically, participants must be at least 18 years old to enroll in a 500 Hour Yoga TTC in Rishikesh.


Basic Yoga Knowledge: A foundational understanding of yoga, including regular practice and familiarity with basic poses, is often required for 500-hour yoga teacher training in Rishikesh.


Physical Fitness: Participants should be in good physical health and capable of engaging in the physical demands of the training.


Motivation and Commitment: Applicants may need to express their intent and commitment to becoming a yoga teacher, often through a statement of purpose.


Educational Background: While not always mandatory, some programs may prefer individuals with a background in health, wellness, or related fields.

Yoga Teachers

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Swami Sachidanand Ji
(Kundalini Yoga, Philosophy, Naturopathy)

Yogi Shree Sachidananda ji has completed his master's degree in the subject of Geography. He lives in the ashram and is dedicated around 25 years to the growth of his inner life. He has studied the philosophy of the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali and The Bhagwat Gita in the light of Swami Shivanand.

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Yogi Raghav Ji
(Pranayama, Yoga Philosophy)

Yogi Rajeev sharing his knowledge as a Pranayama & Hatha yoga which help the teacher training student to develop their breathing skills. Rajeev Ji is full of energy and knowledge, which helps him to motivate students so that they can focus deeply in yoga in their regular life, and can improve their inner strength and determination.

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Yogi Naveen Ji
(Hatha, Ashtanga)

Yogi Naveen has been teaching Yoga Teacher Training since 2015. He had trained over a 1000 teachers in India and abroad. Most of his work is in Yoga Capital Rishikesh, India. He has also taught yoga in China and Vietnam. Naveen holds a Master in yogic science,and is a certified Prenatal and postnatal yoga teacher trainer.he has also done 500 hours yoga TTC from yoga alliance U.S.A

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Yogi Swaraj Ji
(Nada Yoga, Music Theraphy)

Swaraj Ji is an experienced practitioner of Nada Yoga and a founder of HUM - a Nada “Healing in Union with Music” Temple based in Rishikesh, India. He is specialised in music therapy, speech therapy, sound and chakra healing. Additionally he is a teacher of Meditation in the Bhakti Tradition as well as a Yoga Alliance certified teacher of Kundalini Yoga System.

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Yogi Rajeev Ji
(Hatha, Pranayama)

Yogi Rajeev sharing his knowledge as a Pranayama & Hatha yoga which help the teacher training student to develop their breathing skills. Rajeev Ji is full of energy and knowledge, which helps him to motivate students so that they can focus deeply in yoga in their regular life, and can improve their inner strength and determination.

What is included

Yoga classes Yoga classes
Books & Manual Books & Manual
Free Ayurvedic Massage Free Ayurvedic Massage
Acro yoga class Acro yoga class
Sound Healing Session Sound Healing Session
Accommodation Accommodation
Yogic Food Yogic Food
Yoga Mat, blocks, Shatkarma kit Yoga Mat, blocks, Shatkarma kit
Meditation Session Meditation Session
Himalayan Sunrise tour Himalayan Sunrise tour
Indian Cooking class Indian Cooking class
Cave Visit Cave Visit
Local sightseeing's Local sightseeing's

Curriculum for 500 hour YTTC

Mantra Chanting

Recitation of Sacred Sound (Mantra Chanting)

The purpose of mantra chanting in yoga is to generate vibrations and connect with the universe. Each mantra is special and rich with spiritual energy.

  • Om Asato Maa Sadgamaya (Mantra from Upanishad)
  • Tvameva mata ca pita Tvameva (Sloka on gods)
  • Om Tryambakam Yajamahe ( Mantra on lord shiva)
  • Om sahana vavatu ( Mantra from Upanishad)
  • Digestive System.
  • Respiratory System.
  • Chakras.

Yoga Posture (Asana )

Students will gain extensive knowledge of yoga postures and will increase their strength, flexibility and discipline.

Hatha Yoga
  • Pawanmuktasana series 1.
  • Pawanmuktasana serie 2.
  • Pawanmuktasana serie 3
  • Surya Namaskar ( sun salutation)
  • Chandra Namaskar (Moon salutation)
  • Tadasana (palm tree pose)
  • Riyak tadasana (swaying palm tree pose)
  • Trikonasana (triangle pose)
  • Parivirtatrikon asana - revolving triangle pose.
  • Uttkatasana - chair pose
  • Virbhdrasana 1 -warrior 1
  • Virbhdrasana 2 -warrior 2
  • Virbhdrasana 2 -warrior 3
  • Ardha Chandrasana- Half moon pose.
  • Vriksasana - tree pose.

Pranayama (Breathing Practices)

Pranayama is an ancient yogic breathing technique that is used as a composing for meditation and is a vital aspect of practising yoga. It improves the respiratory system and purifies the body and mind.

Surya Namaskar (Sun salutation) and Chandra Namaskar (Moon salutation) Alignment, Assist and Adaptation for the following Asanas.

  • Introduction of Pranayama , Benefits of pranayama , General guidelines
  • Clavicular , Thorocic and Diaphragmatic Breathing (Yogic Breathing)
  • Ujjayi.
  • Bhastrika
  • Kapalbhati
  • Nadi - Sodhana.
  • Bhramari
  • Surya - Bhedi & Chandra - Bhedi
  • Sheetali & Sheetkari.
Sitting postures for pranayama sadhana
  • Easy pose
  • Half-lotus
  • Swastikasana
  • Siddha yoni asana

Meditation (Dhyana)

Meditation is a systematic practice that promotes physical, mental and emotional tranquillity with the purpose of reaching Samadhi (self-realization).e of her lower arm towards the viewer.

  • Breathing Awareness Meditation
  • Om / Mantra Meditation Trataka.
  • Dynamic meditation.
  • Tips for developing concertation.
  • Silence Practice.

Yoga Cleansing (Shatkarma)

Yogic cleansing exercises are important to learn. Because of this exercise how to incorporate your breath and meditate properly during physical aspects of yoga. It also removes the obstruction in the energy channels.

  • Rubber-neti
  • Jalaneti.
  • Kapalbhati.

Yoga Philosophy (Yoga Darshana)

Yoga Philosophy is the foundation of our yoga practice and is the key to earn yogic strength. Through the path of Vedanta Philosophy, you will establish a solid, well-rounded yoga practice.

  • Introduction to yoga ,its philosophy and evolution.
  • Introduction to yoga sutras of patanjali.
  • Definition of yoga.
  • 4 aspects of mind and its functions.
  • Daily Schedule of a yoga student.
  • Principles of 5 Basic element & 10 Senses.
  • Yama
  • Niyama (4 days).
  • Asana , Pranayama.
  • Pratyahara , Dharana.
  • Dhyan.
  • Samadhi (2 Days).

Anatomy And Physiology

  • Digestive System.
  • Respiratory System.
  • Chakras.
  • Nervous System.
  • Organs.
  • Bodily systems
  • Nadis

Yoga Nidra (Psychic Sleep)

When a yoga practitioner moves through the various internal states of Yoga Nidra, a profound experience of relaxation occurs. This is called "Turiya," a sensation of pure bliss

  • Basic Relaxation.
  • Tension Relaxation.
  • Full Body Relaxation.

Daily Schedule

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06:00 - 07:30
Shatkarma & Pranayama bell-icon
07:00 - 09:00
Hatha Yoga bell-icon
09:00 - 10:00
Breakfast bell-icon
10:00 - 10:45
Yoga Philosophy bell-icon
11:00 - 11:45
Yoga Alignment bell-icon
11:45 - 12:15
Juice Break bell-icon
12:15 - 01:00
Yoga Anatomy bell-icon
01:00 - 02:00
Lunch bell-icon
02:00 - 04:00
Break bell-icon
04:00 - 05:30
Ashtanga Yoga bell-icon
06:00 - 07:00
Meditation & Mantra chanting bell-icon
07:10 - 08:00
Dinner bell-icon
08:00 - 10:00
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Exam & Certification for 500 hour YTTC


The 500 Hour Yoga Alliance certification recognizes yoga teachers who have completed a 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training program. This certification is recognized internationally and shows that the teacher has completed a rigorous program that meets the Yoga Alliance standards. The 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training certification is an advanced level of certification that builds on the foundations established in the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training. It covers a variety of topics such as advanced asanas, pranayama, yoga philosophy, anatomy, and more. Teachers with this certification can confidently teach yoga classes to students of all levels while ensuring a safe and effective practice.

Accommodation & Food

After a person enrolls in the yoga TTC in Rishikesh, the institution provides food and accommodation options. They provide accommodation, food, and lodging for the person registering. Even though this is an option, most people who join the course take this and live together with other fellow students. The whole course price includes the fees for food and accommodation, so there is no case in paying more for living there.

If you are option for private accomodation it cost you 200 USD Extra

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Upcoming Dates & Fee


Private Room 1499 USD (1899 USD)
2 Shared Room 1499 USD (1899 USD)
3 Shared Room 1499 USD (1899 USD)
4 Shared Room 1499 USD (1899 USD)


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Our well-equipped studio provides state-of-the-art yoga studios with essential props and equipment for effective practice.


Our experienced instructors and certified yoga instructors ensure high-quality teaching and guidance.


Our participants can access comfortable and secure accommodation options, fostering a conducive environment for immersive learning.


Our school offers nutritious and balanced meal plans, supporting participants' overall well-being during their stay.


Our participants receive comprehensive study materials and resources as part of the course, aiding in a thorough understanding of yoga principles and techniques.


E Eliska Warner

500 Hour TTC

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Kundalini TTC

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Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely! Our courses are designed to cater to individuals of all flexibility levels. The training includes progressive practices to enhance flexibility over time. Our experienced instructors will provide modifications to ensure everyone can participate and benefit from the course.

A 500-hour yoga teacher training course is an immersive program designed to equip individuals with the essential skills and knowledge to become certified yoga instructors. This comprehensive course typically spans a few weeks, covering asanas, pranayama, meditation, anatomy, and teaching methodology. It provides a foundational understanding of yoga philosophy and history, ensuring participants can lead safe, effective, and inspiring yoga classes upon completion.

Yes, a 500-hour yoga teacher training provides a foundational understanding and skills necessary to start teaching yoga. However, ongoing self-practice, additional workshops, and teaching experience are crucial for honing expertise and confidence. Continuous learning beyond the initial training is recommended for a well-rounded and effective yoga teaching journey.

The duration to complete a 500-hour yoga teacher training varies but typically ranges from three to five weeks. Courses may be condensed or spread over weekends, accommodating different schedules. Choosing a format that aligns with individual commitments is essential for a comprehensive and transformative training experience.

Absolutely! Many 500-hour yoga teacher training courses are designed with beginners in mind. These programs provide a solid foundation, fostering a supportive environment for individuals new to yoga. A willingness to learn and a passion for yoga are the key prerequisites for beginners to embark on this transformative training journey.

Before starting a 500-hour yoga teacher training, it's beneficial to have a basic understanding of yoga postures, breath awareness, and alignment principles. A genuine passion for yoga, an open mind for learning, and consistent personal practice are essential. While not mandatory, some programs may recommend a minimum practice level to ensure participants are physically prepared for the training's intensity. Approach the training with a positive attitude, commitment to learning, and a love for yoga to make the most of the experience.

After completing a 500-hour Yoga Teacher Training Course (YTTC):
  • Choose a Recognized Program: Ensure a reputable yoga alliance or certification body accredits your YTTC.
  • Collect Documentation: Gather your training certificate and any required teaching hours.
  • Register: Join a yoga alliance and submit credentials to become a certified yoga teacher.
  • Gain Teaching Experience: Offer classes or workshops to enhance skills and confidence.
  • Continuous Learning: Attend workshops and advanced training for ongoing professional development.
Following these steps will solidify your journey from completing a 500-hour YTTC to becoming a certified yoga teacher.