This intensive but challenging course covers all aspects of Yoga and teaching, providing students with the tools to become a true leader in their Yoga community. 

You will be trained by highly professional teachers, each with their own teaching expertise, creating highly integrative Yoga classes, combining an array of techniques. After completing the 8-weeks course, you will receive the 500 instructional hours required for Yoga Alliance RYT 500 certification and are ready to deepen your career as a professional yoga teacher.

Rishikesh, also referred to as ''the Yoga capital of the world'' is a unique place to study yoga. Surrounded by the holy waters of the Ganges, set onto the hills of the beautiful, green Himalayan Mountains you'll experience an instant and natural feeling of true happiness and gratitude. Enjoy the nightly Ganga Aarti (fire offering) on the Ganges in the evenings. All and all granted for a truly spiritual journey into India, completing your yoga course with an uplifted spirit and feeling compassion for everything surrounding you.

Your course includes your accommodation, yoga materials, daily meals with complementary tea and juice drinks, airport transfers (free pick up service form Dehradun airport), one free Ayurvedic massage, and nature excursions.


Yoga Teacher Training

Rishikesh, India
Yoga Alliance Accredited


  • Hatha
  • Ashtanga


  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Skill Level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate





This part of the curriculum will include studying the ancient Yogic philosophies and traditional texts. Insights on the yogic lifestyle and other concepts like that of dharma and karma are also explored in the 500-hour yoga teacher training. Other facets of Yoga and its beliefs are also shared at the training.

It is believed that being a Yoga practitioner is of great value and should be considered as a form of service to the community. This class will prepare students to study and understand Patanjali's Yoga Sutras.

Students will learn anatomy and physiology relevant to yoga in order to strengthen their classroom explanations, cues, and corrections of asana. Trainees at this 500-hour yoga teacher training in India are taught how yoga poses can have a therapeutic effect on the body. They are also taught on using Asanas for disease management, a deeper knowledge of the human body where you will make Yoga more impactful and also have a better influence on the student.

Yogic postures comprise a large part of the daily schedule of the 500-hour yoga teacher training. Intending to create expert Yoga practitioners, Vinyassa Yoga Academy offers the guided practice of the methods and techniques. The Yoga teacher training course in Rishikesh is designed to help you gain mastery of each of the varied Asanas and their usage to treat various maladies of the human body. You will be taught the rationale behind practicing each Asana as well as which body part or muscle group is being targeted. You will also be taught a list of alternate Asana that can help your conditioning to work up towards complex/high-level Asanas.

Yoga asanas can help with the recovery and management of many common diseases and disorders. These classes will provide students with an introduction to the anatomy and pathology of common health issues that can be dealt through diet, asana, and pranayama practice. There are five key categories of asanas that will be covered in this course, they are standing poses, forward bends, backbends, twists, and inversions. The trainee will be encouraged to practice essential poses in each category. Along with practicing the poses, trainees are also educated about its benefits and functions.

Get a profound understanding of breathwork, meditation & Bandha’s, and learn how to use your breath like a wonderful tool to start controlling all systems in your body. Taking care of your mind and how to take the awareness to the Soul level and realize your true nature. ‘The mind is the king of the senses, but breath is the king of the Mind’ Hatha Yoga Pradipika

These types of practices are especially of interest to yoga teachers, as they tap into the more subtle forms of using yoga for healing. In meditation/yoga, we sometimes make use of mantras and/or mudras. Mantras are words or phrases that can be repeated aloud or to oneself with the rhythm of the breath, and mudras are the use of the hands to focus the brain

What makes mantras and mudras of such interest to yogis are how they tap into the parts of the body that can be most effective for promoting healing. Thus, mantras and mudras help link physical actions to the functioning of the mind. In yoga, mantras are chanted or repeated silently. When chanted or spoken aloud, we activate the healing capacities of connecting the brain to the mouth, lips, and tongue. Even if repeated silently, mantras can help focus the mind during meditation.

Kriya sessions include both basic Kriya and advance kriyas( For Advanced Students only) as explained and practiced by ancient yogi to cleanse body and mind for the Yoga Sadhana. The main benefits of all the kriya is to eliminate toxins and to expand the life span of the cells and organs.

One can adapt the suitable kriyas before starting regular Asana and pranayama practice in the early morning time with specific intervals and duration.

Kundalini yoga involves specific movements, breathing, concentration, meditation, contemplation, philosophy, awakening and takes you to a different plane! One gets physical wellbeing, improved flexibility, mental and emotional strength and clarity, an experience of inner joy, fearlessness, mindfulness, and self-awareness. You will be given a short introduction to Kundalini Yoga.

In Sanskrit, Ayurveda means ‘science of life. It is one of the world’s oldest healing systems which is based on the fact that a person’s mental, emotional, and spiritual being are all interconnected and diseases or issues occur only due to imbalance between them. The ayurvedic system believes in removing the root causes of diseases through certain lifestyle interventions and natural therapies. You will be taught Ayurvedic treatment including the PanchKosha (5 Bodies) herbal remedies, massage therapy, yoga, and meditation.

YogaNidra is one of the best gifts yoga has given to humanity. It’s an ancient yogic and tantric practice to consciously relax the deepest layers of body, mind, and soul. It’s also a technique of Pratyahara (the sense withdrawal) i.e. the fifth limb of Ashtanga Yoga. It has the power to transform you at subconscious levels and even deeper. The term yoga Nidra is made from two words, yoga meaning one-pointed awareness and Nidra meaning sleep.

In Yoga Nidra, a yogi appears to be asleep but the consciousness keeps functioning at a deeper level of awareness. That’s why it’s often referred to as psychic sleep or sleep of the buddhas. Yoga Nidra is also a complete meditation technique in itself and can take you to the state of Samadhi i.e. enlightenment.

In this yoga Nidra teacher training you will not only learn how to practice yoga Nidra but also how to guide your students into it. Upon successful completion of the course, you will be able to teach short and long-term yoga Nidra sessions to individuals or groups.

You will study the methodology for teaching, setting up practices, and the importance of understanding your students.


The Yoga Academy is a Registered Yoga School (RYS) with Yoga Alliance, which designates this teacher training program as one which follows Yoga Alliance's standards. Students who complete an approved training with this school may be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance. To get the 500-hour yoga instructor diploma the student needs to attend 8-weeks duration course. Assessments will be based on written assignments as well as practical evaluations and student conduct will be a part of the assessment criteria.


5:30 AM - 6:00 AM
Silent Self Meditation
6:00 AM - 7:30 AM
Pranayama and Shatkarma
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Hatha Yoga
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Yoga Anatomy
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Yoga Alignment & Adjustment
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Ashtanga Yoga
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Yoga Philosophy
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Free Time

River rafting is one of the most popular activities in Rishikesh, having four different rafting routes that stretches for about 36 kilometres. Beginners and experts alike may enjoy the river rapids along the way. If you are into something more extreme, bungee jumping is also available. Mountain biking is also an option for those who would want to bike through the trails of Rishikesh. You may also opt to take long treks through the green forests in the area.


100% vegetarian meals along with tea or juice. Malai Kofta is an in-demand dish for offering a vegetarian alternative to meatballs and submerged in a spice-y sauce. Palak Paneer is another favourite dish, being a spinach and cottage cheese combination that will allure your tastebuds. Rajma is a red kidney bean curry that tastes just as great (or even better) as your traditional curry. Mutter Paneer is another broth that combines cottage cheese with peas and is both a delight to the eye and to the tongue. Kaali Daal is a black lentil dish that is also a local favorite.


  • All Meals
  • Course Material
  • Airport Transfer
  • Accommodation
  • Excursion
  • Vegetarian
  • WiFi Internet
  • Vegan
  • Meditation

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Shared Room at Vinyasa Yoga Academy

Shared Room

Designed in a chic fashion, your room is clean, airy, and well-ventilated. Fitted with either a twin bed or king-sized bed, the room has an ensuite bathroom with hot water, WiFi connection, and laundry services.



Rishikesh, India

Rishikesh is the ideal destination for yoga lovers with different shalas and ashrams scattered across the city. Located at the base of the Himalayas, the city features a remarkable view of the mountains with the Ganga an energetic river ebbing at its feet.

Lakshman Jhula is actually an adjoining bridge across the Ganga, along the old route to the holy shrines of Badrinath and Kedarnath. The Jhula has now become one of the most visited tourist spots of Rishikesh, not simply because of its ancient origin and religious sanctity, but also because of the grand temples and wonderful local market that have come to be developed around it. A thirteen story temple, called Terah Manzil, near the Lakshman Jhula, is very popular amongst visitors. The top floor of this temple gives a wonderful view of the surroundings.

Jolly Grant airport at Dehradun is the nearest airport to Rishikesh which is approximately 35 kilometres away. Popular carriers like Air India, Spice Jet and Jet Airways often have daily flights from New Delhi. Apart from Delhi, there is a flight from Lucknow to Dehradun as well. To commute to Rishikesh via land, there are tongas, taxis and rickshaws available. Whereas from other cities and states, buses and trains are operated by state transport corporations and private operators. One can also hire private vehicles to get there.

Venue   Vinyasa Yoga Academy
Vinyasa Yoga Academy, Venue for 6-Week 500 Hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training

Vinyasa Yoga Academy proudly resides in Rishikesh, the Yoga Capital of the world. The divine flow of the holy Ganga River and cool breeze of the Himalayan Mountains energizes every cell of your being. Rishikesh has a rich spiritual history. It vibrates with the energies of great yogis who have been meditating for thousands of years. It is a perfect place for your yoga teacher training course.

People all around the world come to Rishikesh to search for knowledge and peace, and the school is proud to be situated in the calm foothills of the Himalayas helping soul searchers seek knowledge. They understand the needs of students and try to provide them with everything to make their stay happy and meaningful. Shared and private rooms are available according to interest. The rooms are clean, airy, spacious, ventilated and well maintained. There are laundry services, hot water and wifi facilities are also available.

The academy is located near the Gungun Homestay and the Prakash Seva Ashram and is a few hours drive from the nearest airport.

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