Based out of Rishikesh, India, the school offers 200 hours, 300 hours, and 500 hours yoga teacher training courses that are affiliated by Yoga Alliance USA, Yoga Alliance UK, and Yoga Alliance International. Courses are offered by a great team of accomplished yogis who have a great deal of experience with what they teach, providing students with a real yogic lifestyle and experience. The aim is to provide practitioners with an authentic yoga education that moves beyond the physical and to the mental and spiritual realms of yoga.

Experience an unforgettable, fun-filled and life changing experience in this foundational 200 hour yoga teacher training. Begin your yoga journey with clarity and a vision to lighten your body and mind. Dive into ancient teachings and learn techniques so that you can become both an accomplished yogi and teacher.

The 28 days Ashtanga Teacher Training course is completely dedicated to offering Ashtanga Yoga teachings. During the course students will be dedicating 3 hours to an Ashtanga practice and syllabus, and the remaining hours in other yoga subjects required by the 200hr syllabus.

Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is a style of yoga codified and popularized by K. Pattabhi Jois during the 20th century which is often promoted as a modern-day form of classical Indian yoga. Ashtanga means eight limbs or branches, of which asana or physical yoga posture is merely one branch, breath or pranayama is another. Both Pattabhi Jois and Sharath Jois, his grandson, encourage practice of Ashtanga Yoga – all eight limbs. The first two limbs – Yamas and Niyamas – are given special emphasis to be practiced in conjunction with the 3rd and 4th limbs (asana and pranayama). Ashtanga Yoga is named after the eight limbs of yoga mentioned in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.

Himalayan Yoga Association’s 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training is a professional and comprehensive program which is designed by accomplished yoga masters who have completed their own personal self-study in order to provide the best teachings to all students. The 200 hour course offers detailed teachings on asana, meditation, pranayama, yoga philosophy, yoga anatomy and physiology, alignment-adjustment, teaching methodology as well as fundamentals of Ayurveda and its importance in daily life.

This course is suitable for all walks of life, whether you are beginner, intermediate, wanting to teach, or simply want to learn for personal development.

Included in the course fee is 28 nights accommodation, 3 daily nutritious vegetarian meals and teas, weekend excursions, course material, one the Himalayas sightseeing trip, free taxi-pickup from (DED) Dehradun Airport, and a kirtan night every Saturday.


A high degree of self-motivation is required for all aspects of the course. The practice and especially the teaching of yoga demand a high degree of self-discipline and purity. To ensure the success of the program, 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.

What is included

  • Accommodation
  • Airport Transfer
  • All Meals
  • Course Material
  • Excursion
  • Facilities Access
  • Meditation
  • Vegetarian
  • Yoga
  • Yoga Props




Comprehensive & deep study of postures anatomy, movements and the key systems of the body. Learn how the body parts work and apply this knowledge for safe and effective practice and teaching.

Course includes deep practice of asanas (Postures), Hatha yoga, Ashtanga vinyasa flow as well as its theory. Students are also provided a separate class on alignment- adjustment- teaching methodology as these are part of the training, this class gives enough time to students to interact with their teachers and find out the answers of their questions.

Yoga philosophy in Sanskrit is called yoga darshan which means guiding students through the philosophy of life with the help of ancient yoga texts to the aim of yoga. The course imparts teachings of the mystic sage Patanjali’s ‘Patanjali yoga sutras’ which teaches students to learn how to live an appropriate life.

Mantras are sound vibrations that permeate every cell of your being and allow your mind to dissolve. Meditation is that which gives you deep rest. Meditation is an activity in which the practitioner just sits and allows the mind to dissolve. The rest in meditation is deeper than the deepest sleep that you can ever have. When the mind becomes free from agitation, it is calm and serene and at peace, here, meditation happens.

The prana creates an aura around the body. It flows through thousands of subtle energy channels called ‘nadis’ and energy centers called ‘chakras’. The quantity and quality of prana and the way it flows through the nadis and chakras determines one’s state of mind. If the prana level is high and its flow is continuous, smooth and steady, the mind remains calm, positive and enthusiastic.

Ayurveda is the ancient knowledge that indicates the very measure of life, advising on the appropriate and inappropriate, happy and sorrowful conditions of living, and recommending practices auspicious for longevity.

Learn the full Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga that so you can maintain a self practice and also teach this Primary Series to your own students in a safe and confident way.


This 200hr Yoga Teacher Training Course in Rishikesh at Himalayan Yoga Association is recognized by Yoga Alliance USA, the government of India, Yoga Alliance UK & Yoga Alliance International. Students who complete the course can apply to become Registered Yoga Teachers at the 200hour level which allows global teaching opportunities.


6:30 AM - 7:00 AM
Morning Tea
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM
Yogic Cleansing & Pranayama
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Vinyasa Flow Yoga
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Alignment, Adjustment, Methodology
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Anatomy & Physiology
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Ashtanga Yoga
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Meditation & Mantra Chanting
7:30 PM - 8:00 PM
TIME OFF On the weekends there will be optional excursions for you to enjoy in Rishikesh. Try rafting, explore the temples and ashrams, enjoy a hiking adventure in the Himalaya mountains and enjoy the culture and sacred nature of Rishikesh.

Meet The Facilitators

Venue   Himalayan Yoga Association

Himalayan Yoga Association is located in Rishikesh ‘The world capital of yoga’ on the bank of the holy river Ganga. The Ashram is surrounded by the Himalayas, natural waterfalls and well-known Ashrams and temples, which is a great opportunity for students to experience spiritual side of the self and the magnificence of the city.

Students are provided with comfortable accommodations (shared or private) and nourished with three meals per day. Activities are organised by the school for the weekends and teachers are always available to assist students to feel welcome and at home. The venue is in a safe area where many solo students come from all over the world to experience a yogic lifestyle.

The closest and most convenient airport to fly to New-Delhi. If you are visiting India for the first time you can also take a flight to Dehradun (city nearby), and from Dehradun is a 30 min drive by car. Delhi airport to Rishikesh by car is a 6 hours journey. The school have a transportation package to cover your airport pick-up, transfer from Delhi to Rishikesh (by car) and after completion of the course transfer back from Rishikesh to Delhi.



The school has taken extra precautions by hiring a dedicated staff to prepare each and every meal at the school from fresh ingredients to ensure all meals are healthy and suitable for all students needs. Eating outside of school is pretty safe in the restaurants at Rishikesh. If your stomach is sensitive, you should perhaps avoid eating street food. Food provided at the center is 100% vegetarian. Three meals per day are provided. Vegan and gluten free diets can be catered to, please inform the school prior to arrival.
There is pure filtered water available for students free of charge.




Enjoy learning from an inspiring faculty of gifted and well studied yoga masters. This 200hr Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training offered by The Himalayan Yoga Association offers you everything you need and more to become a confident yoga teacher.  Learn from authentic teachers in the heart of the yoga captial of the world. If youre just looking to dive into a yoga immersion without teaching, this is also the perfect way to experience a real yogic lifestyle. Mastering Ashtanga Yoga will allow you to develop your own steady self practice and give you the confidence to share your wisdom with the world.

Kelly F

Yovada Yogini

  Rishikesh, India

Tapovan area is full of meadows, streams and flowering plants and the meadows are considered as one of the best high altitude meadows in India. The exquisite setting on the fast-flowing Ganges, surrounded by forested hills, is conducive for meditation and mind expansion. In the evening, an almost supernatural breeze blows down the valley, setting temple bells ringing as sadhus, pilgrims and tourists prepare for the nightly ganga aarti - a fire offering or ritual performed on the Ganges.

Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi (DEL) is the international airport that is closest to the schools in Rishikesh and Dharamsala. From there, you have several options to get to Rishikesh. It is recommend to either take an additional flight from New Delhi to Dehra Dun (DED) or arrange for a taxi or bus for the final part of your journey.

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