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500 Hours Yoga Teacher Training

  • 500 Hour Yoga TTC
  • In Rishikesh
  • By Rishikesh Yogkulam

500 Hour Holistic Yogkulam Yoga TTC

Price $2700

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Rishikesh Uttrakhand, India

This is no news that the human power is beyond limitations and can never be contained in estimates. This is solely the reason why that we humans are much advanced than any other living species. But to break open the boundaries that we have created for ourselves in our own minds, we need to be perseverant in what we want to achieve. And thereby in this journey of becoming a holistic Yogi, Rishikesh Yogkulam’s 500 Hour yoga teacher training program serves as the ultimate method to realize the true potential of one’s body and mind. The course is affiliated to the Yoga bodies and has been designed as per its guidelines. Under the guidance of the most refined teachers, it is through this course that you would be able to master correct postures, breath control and penetrate into the physical as well as theoretical aspects of Yoga. Not only would you be able to transcend your physical and mental abilities, but would also be capable of imparting similar skills to other enthusiasts. It would make you efficient in dealing with every individual independently such that you would be imbibing your knowledge in your students with fluency and without any scripted behavior. The course opens the gates for you to transform other lives for betterment by becoming a certified yoga teacher and that too from a school of unparalleled reputation.

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500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course Objectives

  • Yoga asanas can help with the recovery and management of many common diseases and disorders.
  • introduction to the anatomy and pathology of common health issues that diet, asana, and pranayama practice can ameliorate.
  • Students will learn anatomy and physiology relevant to yoga in order to strengthen their classroom explanations, cues, and corrections of asana.
  • Learn how to breathe properly, and how to incorporate the breath into a Yoga class and daily life for improved health and wellbeing
  • How to teach postures and practices safely with correct alignment modifications, adjustments and cues.
  • Practice and teach the various methods of meditation and stillness. Each trainee will be encouraged to meditate themselves throughout the course.
  • How to sequence safely and effectively, to progress asanas and breath intelligently and appropriately.
  • Knowledge of anatomy specific guidelines which form a solid basis for safe and informed teaching.
  • Explore in-depth the wisdom of yoga philosophy, allowing for a deeper experience of the benefits of Yoga.

Hatha Yoga

  • What is Hatha yoga?
  • Surya Namaskar with mantra awareness
  • Sukshma Vyama ( joints and glands exercise)
  • Standing series of asana
  • Kneeling series of asana
  • Sitting series of asana
  • Lying on stomach series of Asana
  • Supine series of asana
  • Inversion series of asana
  • Importance of sequence of asana
  • Asana benefits and its contra-indications

Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Primary Series

  • Primary Series
  • What is Vinyasa?
  • 9 Drishti in Ashtanga series
  • Importance of Ujjai and Bandha in series


  • Chest breathing v/s diaphragmatic breathings
  • What are Prana and Pranayama mean?
  • Types of Pranayama practices
  • What is Nadi?
  • What are Ida and Pingala?
  • Seven main practices of Pranayama


  • What is Meditation?
  • What is the difference between Dharna and Dhyana?
  • What are types of Meditation?
  • Breath Awareness Meditation
  • Contemplative Walking Meditation
  • Mantra Awareness Meditation
  • Inner Light Meditation
  • Full Moon Meditation


  • Introduction of Mantra yoga
  • Importance of (OM)-AUM
  • Mantra for Meal Purification
  • Mantra for Obstacles
  • Mantra for universal masters to bless
  • Mantra for Realization
  • Mantra for well being

Shat Kriya

  • Introduction of Shat Kriyas according to classical Hatha Yoga
  • Practicum of Jal Neti and Sutra Neti (Cleansing Mucus or blockages from nasal passages and sinus)
  • Practicum of Kunjal (Cleansing the excessive mucus from the digestive tract)
  • Practicum of Agnisar kriya (Stimulating the Digestive Fire or preliminary practice for Nauli)
  • Practicum of Dhauti (Purification of the Esophagus and Stomach)
  • Practicum of Shankha Prakshalana (colon cleansing)

Yoga Philosophy

  • What is Darshanam?
  • What is Yoga?
  • History of Yoga
  • The four Yuga in Yogic Tradition
  • The five kosha (bodies)
  • What is Self-Realization & Liberation? Why?
  • What is consciousness?
  • The four faculties of mind –field
  • Five Stages of Mind -Field
  • The four foundational Pillars of life
  • Intro to Ayurvedic life style
  • Intro to Yogic sleeping life style
  • Eight limbs of Yoga of Patanjali
  • What is waking state in Yogic Science?
  • What is dreaming state in Yogic Science?
  • What is Deep sleep state in Yogic Science?
  • What is Meditation and Yoga Nidra?

Yoga Anatomy and physiology

  • What is Yogic Anatomy and physiology?
  • Introduction of the respiratory system and yogic breathing
  • How shat kriya practices give benefits on a body?
  • How Pranayama practices give connection to a digestive and immune system?
  • How asana practices give various effects on joints, spine and muscular system?
  • The structure of the spine and its movement in yoga
  • Types of contraction in the muscular system
  • Know the basic studies and types of joints to avoid injury during Asana classes
  • Studies and discussion about spine according to a yogic point of view

Adjustment & Alignment

  • Six steps of doing Asana correctly
  • Workshop on side bending and front & back bending
  • How to make mind flexible by making body flexible?
  • How to use of props for protection?
  • Alternative style of Asana for various benefits
  • Various limitations and contra-indications of specific yoga practices

Yoga Nidra

  • What is sleep?
  • Three states of consciousness
  • Benefits of deep sleep
  • What is Yoga Nidra?
  • Yoga Nidra practices from Satyananda tradition
  • How Yoga Nidra practices cure insomnia problem?


  • Nine Main Doors in Human Body
  • What & Why are Yogic locks?
  • What are its preparation & its benefits?
  • Three Main Bandha
  • Moola Bandha-Root Lock


Activities Time
Morning bell 5:30 Am
Hatha Yoga 6:00 to 7:30 Am
Pranayama 7:45 to 8:45 Am
Breakfast 8:45 to 9:45 Am
Yoga Philosophy 10:00 to 11:00 Am
Alignment and Adjustment 11:15 to 12:15 Pm
Yoga Anatomy and physiology 12:30 to 1:30 Pm
Lunch 1:30 to 2:30 Pm
Rest 2:30 to 4:30 Pm
Ashtanga vinyasa 4:30 to 6:00 Pm
Meditation 6:15 to 7:15 Pm
Dinner 7:30 to 8:30 Pm
Lights off 9:00 Pm


Activities Time
Morning bell 5:30 Am
Cleansing / chanting 5.30 to 6:00 Am
Hatha Yoga 6:00 to 7:30 Am
Pranayama 7:45 to 8:45 Am
Breakfast 8:45 to 9:45 Am
Yoga Philosophy 10:00 to 11:00 Am
Alignment and Adjustment 11:15 to 12:15 Pm
Yoga Teaching methodology 12:30 to 1:30 Pm
Lunch 1:30 to 2:30 Pm
Self-study/ Rest 2:30 to 3:30 Pm
Yoga Anatomy and physiology 3:30 to 4:30 Pm
Ashtanga vinyasa 4:45 to 6:15 Pm
Meditation 6:30 to 7:30 Pm
Dinner 7:30 to 8:30 Pm
Lights off 9:00 Pm

Note : All classes are mandatory only in case of an emergency or illness one can take leave with respected teacher permission. Uninformed leaves won’t be accepted and this will effect on student monthly performance.

What does the course fees includes?

  • 2 months shared Accommodation attached bathroom, in room a/c.
  • Three organic delicious meals per day, plus morning herbal tea.
  • Outdoor excursions that include some of the Caves, temples, waterfalls, or local mountain villages
  • Use of campus facilities such as free wifi.
  • Course materials will be provided.

What is not included in the course fees ?

  • Private accommodation- 600 USD additional
  • Air-conditioner- 200 USD additional

For 500 hr Teacher Training – the only prerequisite for our students is that they have an open mind and an appetite for learning and growth. At least 6 months of practice is recommended though not required.
Upon acceptance to the course the student is expected to being present for every class and complete the course work.

  • Discipline is an integral part of the training program and so the course routine must be strictly observed.
  • Disrespect to rules and regulations could result in termination of studentship with no refund of fee.
  • Absenting oneself from the scheduled program without prior permission of the teacher or manager concerned would be construed as a gross breach of discipline.
  • A student must intimate in advance if they intend to forgot a meal so that there is no wastage of food.
  • Rishikesh yogkulam does not make arrangements for guests of students. Any activity that is not related to the course is not permitted.
  • Ensure you are on time for class or you will not be permitted to enter any class once it has commenced.
  • Smoking and alcohol are not permitted during the training.
  • Assessments will be based on written as well as practical evaluation.
  • Student conduct will be a part of the assessment criterion.
  • Evaluation will be carried out only for those students who have a minimum of 90% attendance.

All aspirants are advised to carefully consider the time and resources required for the course before forwarding the application for the teacher training course. The deposit submitted with the application is not refundable. only in the case of emergency students can join us on other schedules. therefore we recommend that all applicants carefully examine their upcoming obligations so that they may be able to devote their full attention to the teacher training program.