58 Day 500hr Hatha Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training

This immersive training is situated in the beautiful forested area of Tapovan in Rishikesh.  This sacred place is the ideal location to embark on your 500hour teacher training course. If you are interested in learning Vedic science and the advanced theoretical aspects of yoga, you are encouraged to join this unique training. You will train with professional and experienced teachers and will develop a confidence to teach yoga to other people upon leaving the training. 

Vedansha will also impart to you sacred knowledge on yogic traditions and will introduce you to different methods and techniques that will help you optimize yoga's benefits onto your own body, mind and spirit. Study Asanas according to Hatha and Ashtanga Style, Pranayamas, Meditation, Yoga Philosophy, Mantra, Yoga Anatomy, Yogic Nutrition, Elements of Ayurveda, Asana Alignment and Teaching Methodology.

Your course fee will include your accommodation, one shirt, five excursions, three meals a day with complimentary beverages, a cleansing kit, a study book, a copy book, a pen, 24-hour staff service, a Mala string of beads (energized by Ji Yogachariya and Dr. S.K.Pandey), an invitation to participate in an on-line webinar before and after course, a short aura check up, your study materials, your Yoga Alliance certification upon completion of this course, WiFi connection, and five Ayurvedic massages in their spa.

What is included

  • Accommodation
  • All Meals
  • Ayurveda Treatment
  • Course Material
  • Free Gift
  • Massage
  • Tour
  • Vegetarian
  • WiFi Internet
  • Yoga
  • Excursion
  • Meditation
  • All Inclusive
  • Equipment
  • Yoga Props




Learn the meaning and aim of the human life according to ancient Hindu texts. You will be introduced to Patanjali's Yoga-Sutras and learn the origin and development of yoga. Learn about the chakras, nadis, and Swara Yoga.

This class will teach you the different asanas and how to be relaxed through regulating your breathing. You will also learn about pranayama and mudras. Learn the primary, intermediate and advanced series of Ashtanga Yoga.

You will have workshops on different body cleansing methods,

You will be taught different kinds of chants to help you in your meditations. There will also be taught Sanskrit words that will cultivate peace and harmony within your body. Learn Om Meditation, Trataka, Yoga Nidra, Sound meditation, Mantra meditation, morning meditation, Nadi meditation, 5 elements meditation, 7 chakra meditation, astrological meditation.

You will be introduced to the muscular and skeletal system and their functions during physical exercises. As you will be learning how the body functions, you will also be taught how to treat some diseases using basic yogic methods.

You will be taught how to pass on your learnings to other people in an effective manner.


You will be receiving a 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training certificate upon your completion of this course. The school is accredited with the international Yoga Alliance. Your certification allows you to teach yoga globally.


6:00 AM - 6:30 AM
Wake up & Cleansing
6:30 AM - 7:00 AM
Shatkriya and herbal tea
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Yoga philosophy/ayurveda/teaching methology
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Mantra chanting
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Free Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Yoga anathomy 2 weeks/asana alignment 2 weeks
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Ashtanga Vinyasa/Hatha Yoga
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Yoga Nidra
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Special Event
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Free Time
TIME OFF During your free time, visit the sights and special sites in Rishikesh including the famous Luxman Jhula bridge, Ganga River and many holy ashrams and temples. You may also take a trek to the Himalayan mountains and marvel at the wonders of nature, or try rafting in the river which is a common activity for tourists here in Rishikesh.

Meet The Facilitators

Venue   Vedansha Retreat Center.
Vedansha Retreat Center., Venue for 58 Day 500hr Hatha Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training

Vedansha – The Institute of vedic science and alternative medicine- was founded by Dr.S.Pandey Ji . The school covers education of all forms of vedic science (yoga & meditation, ayurveda, vedic astrology & vastu). The special retreat programs help people to find harmony and happiness.This is the only Institute of vedic science in the capital of yoga, Rishikesh. Vedansha are accredited by Yoga alliance USA and they have only high qualified certified teachers and provide authentic knowledge of yogic tradition. The school is located in a special spiritual place- Moksha/Kriya Yoga Ashram. Practicing yoga here will help you to reach a deep state of concentration and peace.

The accomodation at the Vedansha Retreat Center is comfortable and suitable for all yoga students. There is hot water, clean bathrooms, and security in the area. All rooms have heating, or fans and air conditioning when warmer.Vedansha Retreat Center is located directly on the lap of the Himalaya mountains the venue offers f beautiful view on the mountatins. There is also a special ayurvedic garden where you can relax or do your yogic practice. The Vedansha Namaste Restaurant is recognised as one of the best in Rishkesh and offers indian, ayurvedic, yogic & international meals. There is even a special wood oven to prepare delicious italian pizzas and a diverse indian menu.



Vegetarianism has been found to promote inner calmness and harmony between the body and mind. Vegetarianism is the basis of a sattvic diet and a yogic diet ideally follows a sattvic or a purely vegetable diet. A balance of fresh fruits, vegetables, cooked whole grains, milk, legumes, nuts and seeds, using a combination of both raw and cooked foods. These foods increase vital energy in the body because they are light, simple and supply all the necessary nutrients. They increase your physical and mental vitality making it easier to experience clarity, lightness and peace of mind. Enjoy eating a yogic diet whilst you complete your yoga teacher training and feel the benefits of this style of eating.




Venture to India for an authentic yoga teacher training experience. Vedansha offer an advanced teacher training that explores the yoga tradition and the way it can benefit body, mind and spirit. Further your teaching skills and knowledge in the Yoga Capital of the world! Experience living a yogic lifestyle with daily yoga and lessons, cleansing practices, vegetarian meals and simple living. Feel your body change and strengthen, your mind become quieter and clear and your inner joy and radiance shine through. Take your teaching to new levels with Vedansha.


Yovada Guru

  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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