200-Hour Multi-Style Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India

The reason for taking up the course might be different for everyone but the 200-hours yoga teachers training course in India accommodates everyone’s needs. The course offers an assurance that you will receive the required learning and successfully carry on with yoga practice for life, both personally and professionally.

The 200-hour Multi-Style YTT course in India welcomes all levels of yoga practitioners which involves beginners. It is designed to train you through several aspects of yoga from asanas to kriyas and philosophy to anatomy. It acquaints you through the nuances of yoga focusing on the minute details which leads you towards perfection.

Apart from mastering the art of yoga and taking your yogic skills a notch higher, you also graduate with Yoga Alliance certification. The Yoga Alliance certified yoga teachers training course in Rishikesh is what makes you a registered Yoga tutor, who is eligible enough to commence their own journey as a yoga teacher. With help of IndianYogshala’s 200-hour YTT course in Rishikesh, you can become an RYT200 which makes you eligible to practice your profession across the globe since the certification is recognized globally. If you do not aspire to become a full-time yoga tutor, you can take part-time classes and spread the goodness of yoga to others.

Benefits of doing this course

  • The 200-hour YTT course in India is for beginners which means people with minimal or no experience in yoga can enrol and explore the vast field of yoga. The course does not expect you to have a prior knowledge or expertise in asanas or kriyas and out tutors introduce you to yoga from step one. There is no pressure to perform well from the day one; all you need is passion and enthusiasm to take this life-altering journey!
  • Even if you do not wish to pursue yoga teaching as a profession, the 200-hour training course in Rishikesh can be used for personal benefits. Learning advanced techniques and asanas of yoga will boost your mental and physical health along with keeping you active. It helps in maintaining an ideal weight and enhances flexibility. Mindful meditation which is an essential part of yoga opens new horizons to explore spirituality and re-establish the connection with your inner-self. People who practice yoga daily can vouch for how it transforms your life, and more importantly your way of looking at it!

Course Syllabus 

Techniques Training & Practice

  • Kriyas: Theory and practice, benefits and contraindications. Techniques and practical tips: Jala Neti, Sutra Neti, Shankhaprakshalana* (Langhoo Shankhaprakshalana), Vaman Dauti (Kunjal Kriya), Kapalbhati, Trataka – selection
  • Bandhas: Lecture & practice: Moola Bandha, Uddiyana Bandha, Jalandhara Bandha, Maha Bandha
  • Pranayama: Lecture & practical training: Prana & Pranic Body, Abdominal/Diaphragmatic Breathing, Thoracic Breathing, Full Yogic Breathing, Alternate Nostril Breathing, Sheetali Pranayama, Sheetkari Pranayama, Bhramari Pranayama, Ujjayi Pranayama, Bhastrika Pranayama, Kapalbhati
  • Mudras: Meaning and practice – selection
  • Meditation Techniques: Silent Sitting (Vipasana), Dynamic Meditations, Dance Meditations, Kundalini Meditation, Chakra Breathing, Silent Walking in Nature, Silent Day (Individual), Art Meditation – selection
  • Mantras and Chanting

Asana Practice including:

  • Warm-up exercises & Sun Salutation in a few variations (Ashtanga, Hatha, creative Vinyasa Flow)
  • Asana practice presenting various styles (guided and analytical training every day)
  • Ashtanga Primary Series – guided & Mysore practice
  • Vinyasa Flow: general sessions & thematic sessions: e.g. “Happy Hips”, “Heart opening”,“Chakra journey”, “Re-balancing Flow”, “Dancing Yogis”, etc. (choice)
  • Smooth restorative & yin yoga
  • Hatha yoga
  • Yoga for health or Yoga for stress management – example of practice with aim focused on health management
  • 12 basic Sivananda Asanas
  • Going “in” and “out” of the posture
  • “Key” of the postures
  • Modifications for beginners and students with injuries (multi-level modifications)
  • Sequencing – various schools of Yoga
  • Guided asanas practice & analytical training focused on following groups of asanas:
  • Standing Asanas, Forward Bends, Back Bends, Twists, Balances, Inversions, Hip Openers
  • Finishing sequence & relaxing asanas
  • Alignment / adjustment following groups above or Ashtanga Primary Series
  • student’s self-practice under teacher’s control (individual tips)
  • Vinyasa (tunning asanas with breathing) – guided and analytical practice
  • Practical exams of asanas
  • Special classes including Pre-natal Yoga, “Golden Age” Yoga, Kids Yoga, Yoga for Diabetes – selection

Teaching Methodology :

  • Art of teaching: teacher’s qualities , intention & attitude, teaching styles, observation, giving instructions, feedback, sequencing, class management & class routine, principles of demonstration – theory and practice (“mirror” versus “real”, how to demonstrate, how not to demonstrate, practice in groups + feedback)
  • Tasks of Yoga Teacher
  • Anatomy of alignment – theory and practice
  • Safety First! – how to teach and practice Yoga without injuries
  • Correction techniques
  • Modes of adjustment – verbal, hands-on, props, partners
  • “Art of touch” – physical adjustment – rules and principles
  • Practice in pairs on concrete asanas
  • Yoga in the marketplace:
  • Setting up a yoga business
  • Start & development – practical tips
  • Marketing strategies
  • Public Relations / Advertising*
  • Business & ethics
  • From beginner to advanced practitioner – yoga learning process and its phases
  • Practical workshop: Communication and building conscious interactions

Anatomy & Physiology:

  • General movement and body terminology
  • Systems of the human body – their meaning and functions
  • Nervous, Skeletal and Muscular systems and their co-relations in context of yoga practice
  • Breath deeply! – respiratory system in the context of yoga
  • The way we move – the key muscles of hatha yoga – analyses of muscular work in asana practice (theory & practice)
  • Body’s main limitations: compression – tension – proportion – orientation and their meaning in asana practice
  • Yoga and health – benefits and contraindications of asanas; basic elements of yoga therapy
  • Yogic Anatomy: 5 Koshas, 3 layers, Energy channels & Chakra theory
  • Ayurveda – introduction

Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers (20-30 hours):

  • Essence of Yoga – history, definitions, modes, contemporary meaning
  • Historical and cultural background of Yoga
  • Definition of yoga and its interpretations
  • 4 paths of yoga (Bhakti, Jnana, Karma, Raja)
  • 3 gunas
  • How can we apply Yoga philosophy in the contemporary lifestyle?
  • OM / AUM and its meaning
  • Patanjali Yoga Sutras and their interpretations (selection); 8 limbs of yoga and their meaning in the Contemporary World
  • Ethics for yoga teachers:
  • Values and meaning of being Yogi
  • The place for Yogi in today’s World
  • Yogic daily routine: principles of diet, meaning of practice and essence of lifestyle
  • Guided group discussion about basic philosophical issues related to yoga:
  • The Self and The Ego
  • The Consciousness
  • Self Awareness
  • The Responsibility of being a Yoga Teacher


  • The practice of teaching under teacher’s control
  • In pairs
  • In small groups
  • In big group
  • Open free class for people under teacher’s control
  • Practical exam of teaching
  • Feedback – receiving & giving

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