200 Hr. YTTC in Rishikesh

About Yoga TTC

Embarking on a 200-hour yoga teacher training at Yoga Niketan Ashram (estd:1964) in Rishikesh, India is a transformative journey, immersing oneself fully in the ancient art of yogic sciences. Beyond simply gaining certification to teach yoga globally, this experience transcends expectations. Participants acquire a comprehensive skill set for nurturing their mind, body, and soul, while forging lifelong memories, friendships, and invaluable encounters. By successfully completing the course, which encompasses Hatha and Raja yoga, meditation, pranayama, as well as theoretical exploration of anatomy, ayurveda, philosophy, and mantra, your yoga teaching skills will soar to unprecedented heights.

Yoga Niketan Ashram offers a transformative 200-hour holistic yoga teacher training course that centers around the traditional styles of Raja yoga and Hatha yoga. This comprehensive program provides genuine teachings on various aspects of yoga, including yoga philosophy, yogic lifestyle, asanas, pranayama, anatomy, meditation, Ayurveda, mantra chanting, teaching methodology, and alignment. Throughout the course, you will have the privilege of learning from experienced yogis who have dedicated years to studying and practicing yoga, encompassing all its foundational pillars.

The 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course offers a multitude of benefits that can positively transform your life

  • Holistic Well-being: Through this training, you will acquire the tools and techniques to master your physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. As you deepen your understanding and practice of yoga, you will experience noticeable improvements in various aspects of your life, including your relationships and work. The practice of yoga empowers you to achieve balance, inner peace, and enhanced overall wellness.
  • New Career Opportunities: Completing the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course opens up exciting career avenues for you. With your newfound knowledge and expertise, you can embark on a fulfilling journey as a yoga teacher. Sharing your wisdom and guiding others on their wellness journeys becomes a rewarding profession. Whether you choose to teach locally or internationally, the art of yoga can be practiced and taught anywhere, allowing you to create a positive impact wherever you are.
  • By enrolling in the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course, you not only invest in your personal growth but also gain the ability to inspire and uplift others through the transformative practice of yoga.

Curriculum of 200 Hours Yoga TTC

Yoga Niketan Rishikesh offers comprehensive Yoga Teacher's Training Program. The details of program is below. If you would like to connect with our Yoga Teachers for discussion and queries. Please feel free to write/call them on the given contact in this page.

  • Meaning and definition of Yoga
  • History of yoga in: Veda, Upanaisads, Smriti, Epics Ramayana, Mahabharata, Purana, Puddha, Maharsi Patanjali.
  • Petanjali yoga: Astanga Yoga, Kriya Yoga
  • Hatha Yoga: Hatha Pradipika, Gherand sahinta, Shiva sahinta
  • Yoga in Srimad Bhadwad Gita
  • Raja Yoga (royal path of yoga)
  • Karma Yoga (the yoga of action)
  • Bhakti Yoga (the yoga of love & devotion)
  • Jnana Yoga (the yoga of knowledge)
  • Pancha Kosa (The five sheaths of the body)
  • The ultimate goal of Yoga.
  • Purpose of Pranayama
  • Meaning and definition of Pranayama
  • Explanation and practice of eight basic pranayamas and their variations
  • Explanation of five different Pranas and their roles in the body
  • Physiological understanding of Pranayama
  • Importance of Pranayama
  • Physical, Mental, emotional, and spiritual benefit of Pranayama
  • Explanation and Practice of six yogic purification techniques and their variations
  • Benefit and the precautions
  • Dhauti, Basti, Neti, Nauli, Tratak , Kapalbhati
  • Explanation and practice of 84 traditional Asanas (postures) with their variations
  • The name and the meaning of Asanas
  • Adjustment and the technique to advancing the Asanas
  • Physiological and understanding of Yoga- Asanas
  • Positive impact of Yoga-Asanas on psychological and physiological state
  • The whole benefit and the precautions of the all the Explained Asanas.
  • History and basic information of Astanga Vinyasa
  • Sun salutation A and B
  • Primary series of Astanga Vinyasa
  • Adjustments and helpful hints for Astanga practice
  • The teacher and the students
  • Guidelines for Yoga Instructions
  • Lesson plan and the Advantages of a lesson plan
  • Essential of a good lesson pan
  • Guidelines for Yoga lessons
  • The art of instructing during teaching practices
  • Class management
  • Feedback and improvement
  • Homeostasis
  • Level of structure organization of the body
  • Atoms molecules and compounds
  • Cell
  • Tissue
  • Organs
  • Skeletal system
  • Muscular system
  • Nervous system
  • Circulatory system
  • Respiratory system
  • Digestive system
  • Endocrine system
  • Excretory system
  • Reproductive system
  • Integumentary system
  • Immune system
  • Urinary system
  • Type of meditation and techniques for the meditation
  • Practice of
  • Chakra shuddhi meditation (meditation for the purification of the Chakras)
  • Kundalini Meditation
  • Vippasyana Meditation
  • Mantra/ Japa Meditation
  • Ajapa-japa Meditation
  • Sahaja Meditation

Prayers are essentially the expression of our heart. The language could be varied and the intensity with which one prays may vary from person to person. Vedic Mantras are chanted according to the intonation given in the Vedas. One needs to listen to them very carefully and learn seriously. The Vedic chanting has come down from generations to generations and even today it is chanted exactly the same manner by the followers of the particular branch of Vedas. When we learn to accept everything our whole life can become a prayer!

  • Three types of food according to its qualities that are Sattvic, Rajasic, Tamasic
  • Recommendation for the yogic diet.
  • Art of fulfilling life
  • Art of acceptance and letting go


Upon successfully completing the 200-hour yoga teacher training, you will be awarded Yoga Alliance certificate (from Atma Jyoti Yoga School, Rishikesh - A Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance, USA). An additional fee of USD $50 applies for this certification. This recognizes your qualification as a certified yoga teacher. This certificate serves as a prestigious credential, acknowledging your accomplishment in the field of yoga instruction.


During your course, you will be accommodated in single non-air-conditioned rooms at Yoga Niketan Ashram, located in Rishikesh, India. Situated in the heart of the vibrant tourist destination, the ashram is conveniently positioned near the famous hanging bridge and the holy Ganga River, yet it offers a peaceful environment away from the bustling main street. Nestled amidst lush green gardens and forests, the ashram enjoys a slightly elevated position on the mountainside. It features serene private lawns that overlook the river. The ashram facilities include two yoga shalas, a dining area, and a library. Within just a 5-minute walk, you can access various cafes, restaurants, shops, ATMs, healthcare facilities, and organic stores, making it an ideal location for hosting yoga retreats and teacher training courses in Rishikesh.

Yoga Niketan Ashram provides single-room accommodations for students and guests, both air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned, each equipped with a private bathroom. Some rooms also offer a balcony with garden and Ganga River views, providing a relaxing space during breaks. The ashram maintains well-kept and clean rooms, providing essential amenities such as bed sheets, pillows, bath towels, toilet paper, blankets, and welcome supplies upon arrival. Wi-Fi is available in the ashram library area, and free filtered water is provided. Additionally, laundry service is available upon request.

Vimal Pandey Ji

Dr. Yogi Vatsye

Ram Prasad Ji

Charat Nirvan Ji

Shri Milan Ji

Dates & Prices

1st – 24th July 2024 ($999 + $50 For Yoga Alliance Certification)
1st – 24th August 2024 ($999 + $50 For Yoga Alliance Certification)
1st – 24th September 2024 ($999 + $50 For Yoga Alliance Certification)
1st – 24th October 2024 ($999 + $50 For Yoga Alliance Certification)
1st – 24th November 2024 ($999 + $50 For Yoga Alliance Certification)
1st – 24th December 2024 ($999 + $50 For Yoga Alliance Certification)

Note: Early Bird Discount is additional 5% on the mentioned fee; There is a special fee for Indian students (Rs. 65,000 ONLY)

To ensure individual attention and a high-quality learning experience, we maintain small batches with a limited capacity of 12-15 students. Due to this, we recommend booking your spot in advance to secure a place in the program.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to embark on a transformative journey. Reserve your spot today and join us for the next 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course.

NOTE: Ashram reserves the right to cancel the TTC program in case the number of students becomes less than 5 in any month. If you send some advance booking charges to book your spot, the refund (in case of cancellation from Ashram or from your side), the money refund process usually takes upto 3 months as per guidelines of Indian Banking System.

Throughout the course, you will have the chance to participate in various engaging recreational activities, including:
  • Fire ceremony in the ashram: Experience the sacredness of a traditional fire ceremony conducted within the serene surroundings of the ashram. This spiritual practice offers a unique opportunity for reflection and inner transformation.
  • Famous Ganga River Aarti: Witness the mesmerizing Ganga Aarti, a captivating ritual that takes place on the banks of the sacred Ganga River. Immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere as you observe the rhythmic movements and chants dedicated to the river's divine energy.
  • Special Kirtan in Ashram Radha Krishna Temple: Join in the soul-stirring Kirtan, a devotional chanting session, held in the serene Radha Krishna Temple within the ashram. Allow the melodic tunes and devotional songs to uplift your spirit and deepen your connection to the divine.
  • Temple visit and Sunrise viewing in nearby mountains: Embark on a serene journey to visit nearby temples and witness the awe-inspiring beauty of a sunrise amidst the mountains. This experience provides a tranquil setting for reflection and appreciation of nature's wonders.These recreational activities are designed to enhance your overall experience during the course, offering moments of spiritual connection, cultural immersion, and connecting to Himalayan vibes.

What is included- Your package includes the following:

  • 24 nights of comfortable accommodation
  • An additional night's stay before the start of the course, ensuring a seamless transition.
  • Access to all classes and sessions as outlined in the program.
  • Three wholesome sattvic vegetarian meals per day, prepared with fresh ingredients to nourish your body and mind.
  • A visit to experience the beautiful River Aarti, a spiritual ceremony on the banks of the sacred river.
  • A comprehensive yoga kit comprising of yoga books, a textbook, and a pen, providing you with valuable resources for your continued practice and learning.
  • A certificate of completion, recognizing your dedication and successful participation in the program.
  • Eligibility to register for Yoga Alliance certification upon completion (additional payment of $50 USD applies), further enhancing your credentials as a certified yoga practitioner.

This package ensures a holistic and fulfilling experience, combining comfortable accommodations, nourishing meals, enriching classes, cultural experiences, educational resources, and recognized certification opportunities.

What is not included

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Pickup/Drop off from the school to airport
  • Yoga Alliance Certificate fees

This package ensures a holistic and fulfilling experience, combining comfortable accommodations, nourishing meals, enriching classes, cultural experiences, educational resources, and recognized certification opportunities.

How to reach us

Arrival by airplane :Please book your flight to arrive at Jolly Grant Airport (DED). Ashram can organise your pickup from Airport upon additional payment.

Arrival by bus :From the Delhi Airport, you can get a taxi to bring you to the Delhi ISBT bus station. From there you can find many government and private transportation to bring you to Rishikesh. Once you arrive at the Rishikesh bus station, you can get a tuk-tuk to Ramjhula tuktuk stand or ashram directly. You can use google maps to reach easily.

Arrival by train :The nearest railway station is Rishikesh train station. From there you will find many tuktuks, taxis, and other transportation services that will bring you to Ashram. If you want us to help you arrange transportation from Train station, kindly let them know.

Cancellation policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled. But, it can be adjusted in future whenever you plan to do TTC
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
  • Yoga Niketan Ashram reserves the right to cancel the yoga TTC Program in case of any unforeseen situations or if less than 5 (Five) students register for the prorgam. In any case, ashram will be in touch with you regarding your booking.
  • Yoga Niketan Ashram Trust; Muni-Ki-Reti; Ramjhula P.O. Shivanand Nagar, Pin-249192, Rishikesh, Uttrakhand state, India
  • Office: +91 135 2430227
  • Manager: +91 6397514497
  • Email: info@yoganiketanashram.org
  • Booking:+9149196465
  • Counselling:+91 9557430445
  • Yoga Niketan Trust 30-A, Road 78, Punjabi Bagh (West) New Delhi-110026 India
  • Phone: +91-1125226192
  • Email: info@yoganiketan.org
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