Yoga for the Soul: 200hr Yoga Teacher Training Scholarship in Rishikesh, India

Rishikesh School of Yoga, India happily announces the Yoga Scholarship for selected number of students. The aim of RSY is to spread the ancient wisdom of yoga and astrology in all corners of the world. We strongly believe that knowledge should be available to everyone without any discrimination. But there can be situations where a person can say that I have some financial problems and these problems are stopping me from learning and practicing these ancient treasures of wisdom. We wants to support these kind of people who are ready to learn yoga but facing some financial issues. Under our Scholarship program every student will contribute a small amount for the class. Join Yoga Alliance® accredited "200hr Yoga Teacher Training Course" at $650 only. It includes course fee, shared accommodation, three time yogic food.

The 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training is for those who want to gain deeper insights into the world of Yoga and teaching Yoga.

Yoga isn't about touching your toes, it is what you learn on the way down.

You will learn the fundamentals of Asanas (postures), Pranayama (breath techniques), Bandhas (locks), Kriyas (cleansing actions), Alignment, Basic Anatomy and foundational knowledge of the Yogic Texts.

But it is more than just exercise:

One of the most valuable aspects of our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training is that you will get to experience 3 weeks (24 Days) away from distractions to dive deeply within yourself under the watchful guidance of experienced teachers.

And you get help off the mat too:

This course also covers the business side of Yoga such as marketing, use of social media, different types of business models and career opportunities. From the experienced, dedicated teachers who are true to the lifestyle, to the strength of the relationships between students, to the food and accommodations offered.

We value sincerity, hard work and compassion and our goal is that students leave with a greater understanding of Yoga and what it takes to be a proficient yoga teacher.

What You will Discover in the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh


We have many different teachers and our students come from all over the world. For this reason, we have a course curriculum below that is made to fit the needs of the students. Some students need more asanas, some need more meditation or philosophy. Below is a list of techniques that we cover but we customize the teaching based on your needs. We may or may not teach all of these techniques based on what best suits your needs.

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Bandhas, their functions, significance and how to properly perform them. A major part of Hatha Yoga is the Bandhas. In this course, students will go over all three bandhas, their functions, significance and how to properly perform them in conjunction with asana practice or by themselves. Students will also be instructed in how to teach each of the Bandhas.
• Learn all about bandhas
• Perform all the Bandhas correctly
• Learn how to teach them safely

Dristi or gaze is what keeps the mind focused and centered during Hatha Yoga. In this course, students will be instructed in the importance of each dristi, when they can be used, how to perform them properly and how to teach them.
• Learn the different types of dristis
• How to perform them effectively
• How to teach them

How to properly perform Ujaya breathing. The Breath is the life force of the physiology. Ujaya Breathing when combined with Hatha Yoga energizes the practice. In this course, students will be instructed in how to properly perform Ujaya breathing during asana practice and independently as a stand alone practice.
• Learn how to properly perform & teach Ujaya breathing

Students will learn basic pranayamas, how to use their breath and when pranayamas can and cannot be practised.
• Learn basic pranayamas and proper technique
• Learn how and why pranayamas work

Initially, students will continue their study of the basic pranayamas. After gaining experience, students will be instructed in intermediate pranayamas to further their understanding and development.
• Learn Intermediate pranayamas
• Practice Intermediate pranayamas

Students will spend time going over preparatory material in order to learn meditation and what conditions need to be set up in order to facilitate the process.
• Prepare for instruction of meditation
• Learn to meditate

After the students have learned to meditate, they will meditate for 10 to 20 minutes twice a day to further develop their practice, consciousness and understanding.
• Develop their meditation practice
• Develop their consciousness

Yoga cleansing techniques. After learning about Kriyas, students will learn basic cleansing techniques they can do on a daily basis.
• Learn kriya techniques

Chants and Mantras hold intelligence that enlivens different parts of one's consciousness. In this course, students will learn simple mantras and chanting through handouts, demonstrations and repetition. We will also go over pronunciation and how to read and pronounce sankrit written in English.
• Learn about chanting mantras
• Learn simple chants & mantras


NADIS: Anatomical approach to nadis.
This course takes an anatomical approach to nadis (channels). Through lecture and illustrations, students will come to understand the different types of nadis and their roles. As well as how different practices have an effect on the nadis.
• Gain anatomical understanding of Nadis
• Learn what practices have effects on the nadis

Koshas are the sheaths that the entirety of the physiology is made up of. From the most gross, the physical body, to the most subtle, the bliss body. Students will learn the different Koshas that make up one's being.
• Learn about the different levels of one's Being

Chakras have major roles in our lives, more than most people realize. This course, through handouts, lecture and discussion will provide a way to give clear, simple understanding to chakras, how they function and how to keep them in a relative state of balance.
• Learn about the chakras
• Learn how they function
• Learn how to keep them in balance

Using demonstrations & illustrations student will learn how the major groups of asanas (Forward Bends, Backbends, Twists, Standing & Inversions) affects each of the muscular, skeletal and organ systems. Students will also gain a deeper understanding of why modifications and precautions are necessary for different situations.
• Learn about the relationship between Asanas and Anatomy
• Understand why and when to advise precautions and modifications

Different asanas and asana groups will have specific effects on the physiology. Through lectures and some demonstrations, students will deepen their understanding of the correlation between asanas and their physical response.
This understanding is the key to developing sequences that help students manage specific aspects of their physiologists be it physical, mental or emotional. With the knowledge of the power of yoga, we always emphasize the importance of following the recommendations of each student's primary or special care specialist and stress that it is important to not claim to be able to eliminate physical, mental or emotional conditions with yoga.
• Learn what asanas and asana groups may have beneficial effects on the physiology
• Design a regimen to achieve health in general areas
• Don't claim to be able to eliminate any condition. Respect the recommendations of other professionals who are trained in their field.

Through reading the Hatha Yoga Pradipika and lectures, students will gain preparatory knowledge of pranayamas and learn how pranayamas effect the physiology.
• Gain understanding in the field of pranayamas
• Learn definitions, prerequisites & proper approach to pranayama

Learn how each pranayama has a specific effect on the physiology. Students will gain some understanding of why some individuals may experience difficulty performing some pranayamas.
• Learn the physiological effect of each pranayama
• Gain insight as to why a student might have difficulty during some pranayamas


People coming into the practice of yoga will be at different places physically, mentally, & emotionally. Through demonstrations, lecture, and discussion, students will learn how to be most effective as a teacher. This means having the ability to accurately assess each student and give them a task that is challenging enough to inspire growth in their asana practice while not overexerting them to the extent that they become injured or discouraged. The highest priority in this course is to instruct students in how to teach Asanas so that they are safe, comfortable and effective for everyone in the class.
• Be able to visually discern where a student may struggle and succeed
• Learn to give proper feedback so that their students can develop their asana practice in a safe and effective manner

Teaching something as abstract as pranayamas can prove to be more intricate than one might expect. Students will learn how to give proper instruction for each pranayama. They will also learn to observe cues their student may display to signify success or difficulty performing different pranayamas and learn the cause behind each cue and possible ways to help.
• Learn how to teach pranayamas
• Learn to observe physical cues

How we communicate in a class can be the difference between a great class and a bad experience, a great lesson or a dull, dry lecture. Students will learn the differences in voice and language that can make all the difference and how to use their voice and language effectively.
• Learn how to use voice and language to communicate with clarity and compassion.

It is important to be able to identify the correct approach for each student by reading the various cues that they display. Through demonstrations and discussions, this course will cover common physical or emotional signals or cues students display indicating that they might be having trouble in a certain area. Examples of these cues include the way they walk, talk, hold their energy and how their alignment looks in certain postures.
• Pick up on cues and signals that students give to be a more effective teacher

One of the most important things you can do for your business is to expand your reach through marketing. Through lectures and handouts, this course will give students an understanding of how media and social media can be utilized to market and grow your business.
• Learn how to gain more exposure in the market
• Learn ways to use social media as an effective promotional tool


A large part of being a teacher is leading by example. Through lecture, demonstration and discussion, this course goes over what is involved in being a good example for students. Topics such as things a teacher can do to keep their personal issues out of the classroom, how to show students respect, what are appropriate adjustments and what isn't, ways to dress while teaching class, dealing with confidential information & overall professionalism.
• Learn about the behaviours, practices and conduct that will lead to a long and prosperous career as a yoga teacher
• Avoid behaviours that might lead to lawsuits, slander or an abrupt end to your Yoga Teaching career

Through lectures and illustrations, students will learn the science and mechanics of meditation.
• Learn about the mechanics of meditation and human consciousness.

Through lectures and illustrations, students will learn about the intelligence underlying all aspects of the universe and how through meditation, each individual can directly access it.
• Learn about SCI
• How to access SCI

Kriyas are actions or duties a yogi takes in order to cleanse the internal system of impurities. Using the material in the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, students will learn what kriyas are and how they work to keep their system in top condition.

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali are a collection of sutras or passages that impart wisdom and knowledge about the path of Yoga. Students will go over the most important sutras through lecture and discussion in order to gain understanding on the yogic path and how one's consciousness can develop most effectively and efficiently. Topics covered will include the chitta (consciousness), vrittis (intelligence), samskaras(patterns), yamas & Niyamas (conduct), Patanjali's Philosophy on Ashtanga Yoga, abyasa & viragya (continuous practice & detachment) and more. This knowledge will aid students in their own path as well as becoming an effective teacher and role model in your community. • Learn the fundamentals of the Yoga Sutras
• Learn how to be a role model in one's community

The Hatha Yoga Pradipika is a Yogi's Handbook. It imparts the knowledge of Hatha Yoga and Raja Yoga. Students will go over the material through lectures and discussions on subjects such as what principals to follow to gain success in yoga, yamas&niyamas, things that affect the path of yoga, how and when to practice Hatha Yoga, and dietary guidelines.
• Learn about how to live the life of a Yogi
• Learn the different principals and foundations of the spiritual path

The practicum provides students with the opportunity to experience what it is like to actually teach a class. A teaching schedule will be created so that each student will be able to meet the practicum requirement of teaching class on their own (with the presence of the instructor if the need arises).
• Gain semi-real world experience by teaching the other 30 attendees


200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh India


I- Practice, Techniques & Training -125 Hours

This module will go over and give students a broad understanding of the physical aspects of Hatha yoga. Such as asanas, pranayamas (breathing techniques), kriyas (detoxing/cleansing techniques), mudras (symbolic gestures), bandhas (energy locks), meditation, chanting mantras and basic Sanskrit.

II- Yoga Philosophy & Vedic Science — 30 Hours

The course will cover foundational knowledge and skills from each of the major written texts on Yoga; Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Hatha Yoga Pradipika & Bhagavad Gita. The principals of Science of Creative Intelligence and Vedic Science will also be covered. This knowledge is important because it informs the practitioner on how one can live in a way most conducive towards evolution.

III- Yoga Anatomy & Ayurveda — 20 Hours

The Yoga anatomy modules include both human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc) and anatomy of the pranic body: koshas, chakras, nadis and more. They will also cover basic Ayurvedic principals to promote health & balance in yourself as well as your students. This module includes the study of the subject and application of its principles to yoga practice (benefits, contraindications and healthy movement patterns).

IV- Teaching Methodology — 25 Hours

Includes principles of demonstration, observation, assisting / correcting, instruction, teaching styles, help with setting up your own yoga classes and even social media, marketing and business need-to-know.

V- Practicum — 10 Hours

Students will log at least ten hours of solo teaching in front of a group, assisting, demonstrating and so on. This is done to transition the student towards becoming a teacher in a controlled and safe environment under the watchful eye of a highly trained instructor.

VI- Yoga Philosophy & Vedic Science — 30 Hours

The course will cover foundational knowledge and skills from each of the major written texts on Yoga; Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Hatha Yoga Pradipika & Bhagavad Gita. The principals of Science of Creative Intelligence and Vedic Science will also be covered. This knowledge is important because it informs the practitioner on how one can live in a way most conducive towards evolution.

Food & Accommodation

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh India


Yoga Course Dates & Daily Schedule

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh India

200 Hour Yoga TTC Dates
09 Feb To 02 Mar, 2021 (21 days course)
Course Fee $1500    *$900 in Scholarship
Special Offers:
  • FREE One Day Ayurvedic Full Body Massage.
  • FREE One Day evening Ganga Aarti
  • FREE One Day Sadhana Class
  • FREE One Day Mindfulness Class

  • * Scholarship open till 31st December, 2020
    200 Hour Yoga TTC: Daily Schedule
    6:00 AM – 6:30 AM Wake Up / Morning Tea
    6:30 AM – 7:10 AM Abyangha/ Shat Karmas
    7:10 AM – 8:20 AM Hatha Yoga
    8:20 AM – 9:00 AM Pranayama & Meditation
    9:15 AM – 9:45 AM Ayurvedic Breakfast
    10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Vedanta Study
    11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Meditation
    12:10 PM – 1:00 PM Ayurvedic Lunch
    1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Free Time/Self Study
    3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Yoga Clinic/Anatomy
    4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Evening Asana Practice
    6:30 PM – 7: 30 PM (Optional) Bhakti Satsanga
    7:30 PM – 8: 30 PM Ayurvedic Dinner
    9:30 PM Lights Off

    Saturday Schedule
    6:00 AM – 6:30 AM Wake Up / Morning Tea
    6:30 AM – 7:10 AM Abyangha/ Shat Karmas
    7:10 AM – 8:20 AM Hatha Yoga
    8:20 AM – 9:00 AM Pranayama & Meditation
    9:15 AM – 9:45 AM Ayurvedic Breakfast
    10:00 AM – 11:00 AM: Vedanta Study
    11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Meditation
    7:30 PM – 8: 30 PM: (Optional) Bhakti Satsanga
    Group Events On Sunday
    On Sunday we have fun, explore india and enjoy group or individual recreation

    Group Events On Sunday Include:
    Rafting & Trekking to Local Temples
    Ram Jula, Parmath Ganga Arti
    Kunjapuri Sunrise Temple Darshan
    Rishikesh Tour - Beatles Ashram, Trivani Ghat Ganga Arti
    Vashistha's Cave (Gufa)

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