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 advanced 300 hour yoga teacher training. This Yoga Alliance registered course covers all of the advanced subjects of yoga and is recommended for those who have already developed the first foundations in their yoga practice. The course is designed to provide students with advanced teachings to foster self-development which in turn, will enable them to offer inspiring classes to their own students. The 300 Hour training is 30 days and for those who have a 200 hour certification to teach, this will enable students to apply as registered yoga teachers at a 500 hour level with Yoga Alliance. 

The course offers advanced practices of yoga, advanced asanas, advanced pranayama, advanced yoga philosophy, advanced yoga anatomy & physiology, yoga therapy and other key subjects. During the course, the asanas practices are physically challenging but the course has been designed with intellect to balance the physical asana with meditation & pranayama practices.

The training focuses on both Vinyasa Flow Yoga and Ashtanga Yoga principals and practices.

Himalayan Yoga Association’s 300 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. 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 30 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. The course is designed for students who have already completed a 200 hour training, yet if the student has a true desire to learn for self-advancement, a 200 hour certification is not required.

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.

Yoga is a journey toward self-awareness. On this journey relaxation skills help us gather the disparate energy of the body and the mind and focus them internally. Then mental distraction intrude with less intensity and a sense of inner flexibility and calmness develops. Relaxation also prepares the personality for a still more interior practice. Through meditation we can safely enter the quiet and inward place of the mind & heart.

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.

Learn all the poses related to Vinyasa Yoga and how to link these poses with special routines and following the flow of the breath to link the poses.

Traditionally, bandhas were classified as part of mudras, and were handed down by word of mouth from guru to disciple. The hatha yoga pradipika deals with bandhas and mudras together and the ancient tantric texts also make no distinction between the two.

Mantras are sound vibrations that permeate every cell of your being and allow your mind to dissolve and repose. Mantras are repetitive sounds used to penetrate the depths of the unconscious mind and adjust the vibration of all aspects of your being. Mantras are vibrated through chanting aloud, mental practice, or by listening to them. The experience of how sound vibrations affect your being is Naad yoga.

The Sanskrit word ‘mudra’ is translated as ‘gesture’ or ‘attitude’. Mudra can be described as psychic, emotional, devotional and aesthetic gestures or attitudes. Yogis have experienced mudras as attitude of energy flow, intended to link individual pranic force with the universal or cosmic force.

Beneath the ups and downs of everyday life there is a profound state of balance. By resting in that state we can create a resilient and stable mind even in the face of stress.  Through relaxation, we restore a sense of inner harmony.

Shat means ‘six’ and karma means ‘action’ the shatkarma consist of six groups of purification practices. The aim of hatha yoga and therefore of the shatkarma is to create harmony between the two major pranic flows, ida and pingala thereby attaining physical and mental purification and balance.

Yoga therapy is the use of the techniques of Yoga to create, stimulate, and maintain an optimum state of physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health. Yoga therapy consists of the application of yogic principles, methods, and techniques to specific human ailments.

Teaching method comprises of the principles and methods used by teachers to enable student learning. These strategies are determined partly on subject matter to be taught and partly by the nature of the learner. It is the primary role of teachers to pass knowledge and information onto their students.


This 300hr 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 and already have completed a 200 hour registered yoga teacher training can apply to become Registered Yoga Teachers at the 500hour level.


6:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Vinyasa Flow Yoga and Pranyama
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Anatomy & Physiology
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Yoga Therapy/ Alignment/ Adjustment
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Ashtanga Yoga
6:30 PM - 7:30 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.




Join the inspiring faculty of gifted and well studied yoga masters at Himalayan Yoga Association. Dive deeply into every aspect of yoga with this advanced 300 hour training.  Explore both Vinyasa, Ashtanga and Hatha yoga traditions in more detailed form that a foundational training allows. Learn new topics including Yoga Nidra, Yoga Therapy and advanced asana and pranayama techniques. Strengthen your own yoga practice and expand your yogic wisdom so you can offer more thorough classes to your own students. Study and live in the midst of the Himalayas and get ready for a truly transformative experience. 

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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