2-Month 500Hr Ashtanga Hatha Yoga Teacher Training

Take your body and mind to a higher level of consciousness with a 500 hour teacher training. The 500 hours training encompasses the programs of both the 200 hours and 300 hours to take students to higher and much deeper levels of Yoga. The course follows the Yoga Alliance program that will confer students the 500 hours Yoga Teacher Training certificate upon successful completion.

There will be advanced meditation and pranayama classes, as well as yoga philosophy, Ashtanga, Hatha, Kundalini and Laughter Yoga. There is great focus on the spiritual and psychological aspects of yoga during this course, as well as on human anatomy to ensure safe and effective teaching. The program also includes classes about the preparation of Ayurvedic meals for a healthy diet and well functioning body.

While at Rishikesh, soak in the spirituality of the Ganges and the Himalayas. Nestled in the spiritual centre of the yoga capital of the world, Akshi Yogashala offers a complete curriculum in a venue that will allow you to relax and disconnect.

You will also have the chance to explore the area and let the Indian culture and tradition forever inspire and permeate your teaching style. Take this opportunity to go trekking, rafting, or sight seeing in the lush mountains and impressive Himalayan temples. You will come back energised and confident to share your learnings with your own students.


Encompassing the programs of both the 200 hours and 300 hours trainings, the 500 hours training is complex and suitable for students committed to developing and deepening their practice.

What is included

  • Accommodation
  • Airport Transfer
  • Course Material
  • Excursion
  • All Meals
  • Mats
  • WiFi Internet
  • Yoga Props
  • Meditation
  • Yoga




Learn advanced and intermediate postures and refine your asana practice.

You will learn about the importance of breath for meditation and how to enter Yoga Nidra. 

Complex forms of mantras and mudras.

A deeper study of Yoga philosophy will allow you to unravel many secrets of Yoga. You will also learn about Ashtanga Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Laughter Yoga and other yogic sciences.

Avail therapeutic treatments including advanced mud therapies and water therapies. Spiritual psychological workshops will also be conducted.

Learn about the importance of following an Ayurvedic diet and find out about the preparation of delicious Ayurvedic meals.


Upon successful completion, students will receive a 500Hr Ashtanga and Hatha Teacher Certification accredited by Yoga Alliance.


6:00 AM - 7:30 AM
Hatha Yoga
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Pranayama Breathing Practices
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Yoga Anatomy
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Yoga Practicum
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Yoga Philosophy / Ayurveda
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Meditation and Relaxation
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
TIME OFF Excursions and adventurous tours are arranged, including river rafting, trekking, camping, visiting the Himalayan temples for you to enjoy the area in your spare time.

Meet The Facilitators

Venue   Akshi Yogashala

Akshi Yogashala is situated in a beautiful music building in Swarg Ashram on the eastern bank of the River Ganges and at the foot of the Himalayas. It is the ideal location for Yoga Teacher Training courses. In this traffic-free spiritual hub, you'll breathe and live yoga to the fullest.

The centre aims to meet each guest's specific needs. You won't lack anything in this fully equipped campus, featuring wi-fi, hot and cold water (24/7), a spacious, airy and equipped yoga hall, a relaxing garden and so much more! You'll also be happy to know you're a mere 5 minutes walk from the local markets and surrounded by plenty of temples and ashrams that the city is so well known and endeared for.

Rishikesh, the yoga capital of the world, is situated in the north of India. If you're flying into Mumbai or New Delhi, you can then catch a domestic flight to the Dehradun airport. Airport transfers are provided to and from the Yogashala premises.



Ayurvedic trained chefs will be preparing delicious and nutritious ashram cooked food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. All food follows your yoga regime, complementing the requirements of Ashtanga Vinyasa and Hatha yoga. During your stay at Akshi Yogashala, you’ll be always sure you’re on an healthy vegetarian invigorating regime, based on holistic and balanced meals. Preference is given to soups, fresh juices and lot of drinking water. Alcohol drinking and smoking is strictly prohibited.

A note on local cuisine: it is said that North Indians take their food seriously! When compared to other parts of India, the northern cuisine is generally richer and some local dishes can take long hours to prepare. North India is also home to some of the most delicious Indian comfort foods like dal tadka, a popular recipe made with cooked lentils and tempered with fried spices and herbs.




If you want to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life and head into a full immersion of yoga, paired with delicious Ayurvedic meals and a natural landscape rich in spirituality, this is the place to be! Gain your 500 hour certification all in one journey with the amazing team at Akshi Yogashala. A rich experience awaits you in the capital of yoga- Rishikesh! 

Raquel Ferreirinha

Yovada Curator

  Rishikesh, India

Swarg Ashram is a beautiful spiritual community located south of Lakshman Jhula along the path of the east bank of the Ganges River. It is made up of temples, ashrams, bazaar, sadhus and the bathing ghats where religious ceremonies are performed at sunrise and sunset.

You’ll see ganga aarti, light ceremony, held at the riverside temple of the Parmarth Niketan Ashram every night, celebrated with singing, chanting, musicians and lighting of candles. This famous pilgrimage spot is also noted for its traditional and cultural performances, exotic cuisine and many other enriching unique factors. The area is also an interesting places for those who enjoy adventure such as hiking and white water rafting.

The Jolly Grant airport at Dehradun is the nearest airport to Rishikesh which is approximately 35 kilometres away. Once you reach the airport, you can opt for regular taxi or bus service which is easily available from Dehradun to Rishikesh. The second nearest international airport for Rishikesh is in New Delhi which is well-connected with different cities across the globe.

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