500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh

Himalayan Yoga Association is india’s one of the most reputed Yoga Teacher Training School in Rishikesh that Offers Yoga Alliance registered Master level 500 Hour yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, This is 2 months yoga teacher training course which is the combination of 200 hour yoga teacher training course + 300 Hour yoga teacher training course = 500 Hours Master yoga teacher training course, It is master course that offers complete yoga learning experience, 500 hours yoga teacher training students during the first month of the course will pursue the foundational 200 hour yoga teacher training course in which teachers will teach them fundamental yoga teachings and will guide them to make their basic yoga education to be clear as well as a strong foundation for future learning.

During the second month of the course- students will pursue advance 300 Hour yoga teacher training course that covers advance yoga education to make them ready to come out as a accomplished teachers, 500 Hours yoga teacher training course is recommended for all walks of life people, this is the best yoga course and completely self-transforming learning experience, it will be definitely the life changing experience so give yourself 2 months to learn how to transform millions lives. 

Important Points- 

Completing both the 200 hours YTTC and 300 hours YTTC = 500 Hours YTTC with the same yoga school ensures both consistency and depth. This is the fastest way to complete all your Yoga Alliance RYT course requirements.

Course Details - 500 hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh

1st month is followed by 200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training Course Syllabus

Foundational Asanas Group

Ashtanga Yoga Postures
Ashtanga yoga primary series sequence made by K. pattabhi jois, In 200 hours yoga TTC we teach our students basics of Ashtanga yoga and we guide them through the completely Ashtanga yoga series in a systematically way according to the ashtanga yoga tradition which includes-

Sun salutation A
Sun salutation B
Standing sequence postures
Seated sequence postures

Finishing sequence postures
Mysore style/ use of yoga props/ Teaching practice

On 1st week– introduction to Ashtanga yoga followed by Sun salutation A & B.
On 2nd week – Standing sequence postures & use of yoga props.
On 3rd week – Seated sequence postures & Finishing sequence postures.
On 4th week – Mysore style & Teaching practice.

Hatha Yoga/ Vinyasa Flow (Asanas) 1 st to 3rd week
Sun Salutations
Standing & Balancing Postures
Seated Postures
Prone Postures 
Supine Postures 
Back-bend postures

4th week

Pranayama (Breathing Practices)
Introduction of Pranayama

Benefits of pranayama
General guidelines
Clavicular Breathing 
Thoracic and Diaphragmatic Breathing
Yogic Breathing

Ujjayi Breathing
Bhastrika Breathing 
Kapalbhati Pranayama 
Nadi – Sodhana pranayama 
Bhramari pranayama 
Surya Bhedi & Chandra Bhedi pranayama
Sheetali & Sheetkari pranayama 

Mudras (Yoga Gestures)

Jnana mudra
Chin mudra
Bhairava mudra

Yoga Bandhas (Energy Lock)

Mula & Maha Bandha

Yoga Cleansing (Shatkarma)

kunjal kriya
shankh prakshalan kriya

Sitting postures for pranayama sadhana

Easy pose
siddha yoni asana


Yoga Philosophy (Yoga Darshana)
What is Yoga & It’s history ?
Lifestyle of a yoga practiioner.
What are Yoga sutras/ 8 limbs Of Yoga ?
Introduction of srimad bhagavad gita.
Understanding all 4 paths of yoga-
Karma Yoga
Bhakti Yoga
Gyan Yoga
Dhayan Yoga
What is hatha yoga ?
What are trigunas ?
What is ego ?
Freedom from unhappinees.
Realizing pure consciusness.
Stories of the enlighten yogis.
Assignments & activities.
Presentation on any topic to the teacher.

Meditation Practices

Introduction to meditation (What is Meditation)
Body Awareness Meditation
Mind Awareness Meditation
Breathing Awareness Meditation
Om Meditation
Mantra Meditation Practices
Trataka meditation
Dynamic meditation
Art of self silence Practice
Yog nidra
Walking meditation Practice
Deep listening meditation
Teaching Practices of Students.


Yoga Anatomy
Meaning and Importance/Introduction of anatomy and physiology
Introduction of skeleton structure and functions
Bone anatomy and human skeleton system
Important names of human skeleton system
Introduction of joints
Function of all types of joints
Types of synovial joints and their functions
Types of cartilage and connective tissues
Pectoral girdle introduction and functions

Teaching Practice & Methodology


Evaluation are based on
Written Test
Asana Practical Test

2nd month is followed by 300 Hours Yoga Teacher Training Course Syllabus

Asanas (Advance Group)

Mastering Hatha / Vinyasa Flow 1st week

  • Introduction of Hatha & Vinyasa flow
  • Pawanmuktasana series A
  • Surya namaskar (Hatha)
  • Chandra namaskar (Hatha)
  • Trikonasana
  • Parsvokonasana
  • Privarta Trikonasana
  • Privarta Parsvokanasana
  • Virbhadrasana A,B,C
  • Ardha chandrasana
  • Chaturangadandasana
  • Mathchendrasana A,B,C
  • Adra Ustrasana
  • Salabhasana
  • Setabandasana
  • Gatyatmak Paschimottasana
  • Pada prasar Paschimottasana
  • Saithalyasana
  • Sarvangasana
  • Core exercises

Week 2nd & 3rd

  • Surya namaskar A,B (ashtanga)
  • Chandra namaskar (Hatha)
  • Standing
  • Veerbhadrasana A,B,C
  • Trikonasana
  • Parsvottanasana
  • Parsvokonasana
  • Privirta Trikonasana
  • Privirta Parsvokonasana
  • Ardha chandrasana
  • Utthita hasta padangusthasana
  • Natrajasana
  • Vriksasana
  • Garudasana
  • Eka pada uttanasana
  • Natavarasana
  • Tandavasana
  • Eka padasana
  • Vatayanasana
  • Pada angushtasana
  • Baka dhyanasana
  • Eka pada baka dhyanasana
  • Eka hasta bhujasana
  • Santolanasana
  • Vashisthasana
  • Poorna matsyendrasana
  • Marichyasana C, D
  • Eka pada rajakaputasana
  • Raja kaputasana
  • Poorna ustrasana
  • Dhanurasana
  • Poorna shalabhbasana
  • Poorna chakrasana
  • Parighasana
  • Koormasana
  • Upavistakonasana
  • Ubhaya padangustasana
  • Urdvamukha paschimottasana
  • Hanumanasana
  • Bhoonamansana
  • Laguvajarasana
  • Badhakonasana
  • Vishwamitrasana
  • Kashyapasana
  • Inverted asanas-
  • Bhumi padamastakasana
  • Vipreetakarani Asana
  • Sarvangasana
  • Padma Sarvangasana
  • Halasana
  • Ardha padma halasana
  • Sirshasana
  • Salamba sirshasana
  • Niralambasana
  • Urdhwa padmasana
  • Leg stretching

Week 4th –

  • Teaching
  • Doubts
  • Questions / Answer


Pranayama Practices

  • Introduction of Pranayama
  • Definition and importance of Pranayama
  • Natural Breathing
  • Abdominal breathing
  • Thoracic breathing
  • Diaphragmatic breathing
  • Yogic breathing
  • Nadi shodhana
  • Ujjayi pranayama
  • Bhastika Pranayama
  • Kapalbhati Pranayama
  • Surya Bheda Pranayama
  • Chandra bhedana pranayama
  • Sheetali Pranayama
  • Sheetkari pranayama
  • Bhramari pranayam


Shatkarma (Yoga cleansing)

  • Introduction to shatkarma
  • Jalaneti Satkarma (Nasal cleansing with salty water)
  • Rubber neti (Nasal cleansing with a rubber string)
  • Kunjal kriya
  • Shankh prakshalan kriya


Bandhas (Energy locks)

  • Introduction to bandha 
  • Jalandhara bandha
  • Moola bandha
  • Uddiyana bandha
  • Maha bandha


Mudra (Yoga Gestures)

  • Introduction of Mudras
  • Fundamental importance of Mudras
  • Jnana mudra
  • Vayu mudra
  • Bhairava mudra
  • Pranav mudra
  • Sankhmukhi mudra

Mastering Ashtanga Primary Series & intermediate series postures 

  • The Complete traditional way of practice & teaching.
  • Drishti
  • Bandhas
  • Breath
  • Ashtanga is taught with vinyasa

On 1 st week – Introduction to Traditional Ashtanga yoga and Vinyasa & sun salutation A & B.

On 2 nd week – Seated sequence postures & Finishing Sequence postures.

On 3 rd week – Intermediate series postures/ Mysore Style /Teaching methods.

On 4 th week – Teaching by students / Questions & Answers / Feedback by teacher on improvements.


4th week-

  • Submission of assignments
  • Rivision
  • Practical exam :presentation on one topic 


Anatomy & physiology
Brief introduction of skeleton system & function
Anatomy of shoulder & function with the important name of muscles
Anatomy of pelvic griddle with muscles names
Spine anatomy & function/ importance in yoga practice
Kundalini shakti introduction & function
Chakra introduction & function with the endocrine system
Nadis- the energy channel function & importance
prana introduction & importance in organ function
Panchakosha importance in function of the body


Yoga Philosophy
Patanjali yoga sutras (Chapter no – 1st & 2nd). 


Teaching Practice

  • Demonstration & Teaching methodology
  • Alignment
  • Instructions

Dhayan (Meditation)

  • Introduction of meditation
  • what is Concentration.
  • Difference between concentration and meditation.
  • Fundamental importance of meditation.
  • Types of meditation.
  • Definition and technique of Anapana.(Stage 1,2,3,4)
  • Mind Awareness Meditation.
  • Definition and technique Pranav meditation
  • Akara chanting
  • Ukara chanting
  • Makara chanting
  • Om chanting
  • Mantra introduction
  • Om Namah Shivaya ( Meaning & chanting)
  • Gayatri Mantra ( Meaning & chanting)
  • Om Mani Padme Hum chanting
  • Lokah Samastah Sukinoh Bhavantu chanting
  • Art of self silence Practice.
  • Mindfulness walking introduction
  • Fundamental importance of yoga nidra.

Yoga therapy- 1st, 2nd, 3rd weeks

  • Concept and fundamentals of Ayurveda
  • Meaning, definition and principles of Ayurveda.
  • Tridosha meaning and functions.
  • Agni types and functions.
  • Ama meaning and types.
  • Trimalas types and relation with tridosha.
  • Triguna importance and attributes.
  • Fundamental Relation of triguna with Tridosha.
  • Saptprakarti attributes, qualities.
  • General functions of saptprakarti and their characteristics.
  • Mithahara definition and meaning
  • Fundamentals and importance of satavic diet.
  • Categories of food and its explanation.
  • Diet according to position of sun.
  • Saptprakarti and Tridosha diet.
  • Therapy and dietary needs for arthritis.
  • Therapeutic use of Asanas for Disc herniation.
  • Therapeutic use of Asanas for back problems.
  • Osteoporosis treatment and therapy.
  • Asthma’s problematic area and cure.
  • Sinusitis therapeutic cure.
  • Irritable bowel syndrome therapy.
  • Therapy for constipation problems.
  • Therapeutic use of meditation for Depression.
  • Therapeutic use of pranayama for Anxiety Disorders
  • Therapeutic use of shatkarmas for Migraine.
  • Therapeutic use of pranayama for Amnesia disorder.


4th week-

  • Submission of assignments
  • Revision
  • Practical exam :presentation on one topic 

Evaluation are based on

  • Written Test
  • Asana Practical Test
  • Attendance
  • Performance
  • Behaviour

500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training In Rishikesh, India Dates 2020


1st month is followed by 200 Hour Teacher Training daily schedule


5:30 Am
Morning Bell
6:00 - 7:00 Am
Shatkarma & Pranayama
7:00 - 8:30 Am
Hatha/ Vinyasa flow yoga
9:00 Am
10:00 - 11:00 Am
Yoga Philosophy
11:00 - 12:00 Pm
12:00 - 1:00 Pm
Yoga Anatomy/ Alignment/ Adjustment/ Teaching Methodology 
1:00 - 2:00 Pm
2:00- 4:00 Pm 
Free time 
4:00 - 5:30 Pm
Ashtanga Yoga
5:30 Pm
Tea Break
7:00 Pm
9:00 pm
Lights off



2nd month is followed by 300 hours yoga daily schedule


5:30 Am
Morning bell
6:00 to 7:00 Am
Pranayama & Shatkarma
7:00 to 8:30 Am
Hatha/ Vinyasa flow
9:00 Am
10:00 to 11:00 Am
11:00 to 12:00 Pm
Yoga Philosophy
12:00 to 1:00 Pm
Yoga Anatomy/ Alignment/ Adjustment/ Teaching Methodology 
1:00 Pm 
3:00 to 4:00 Pm
Yoga Therapy/ Ayurveda
4:00 to 5:30 Pm
Ashtanga Yoga
5:30 Pm
Tea Break
7:00 PM
9:00 PM
Lights Off

500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training In Rishikesh - Course Fee

Course Fee for indian students in indian rupee & for international students in (USD), Course fees mentioned below is after on going discount, no further discounts are applicable.

Course Fee (Indian Rupee)
Course Fee (USD)
1 Mar 2021 to 30 Apr 2021
70,000 INR
960 USD
1 Apr 2021 to 30 May 2021
70,000 INR
960 USD
1 May 2021 to 30 Jun 2021
70,000 INR
960 USD
1 Jun 2021 to 30 July 2021
70,000 INR
960 USD
1 Jul 2021 to 30 Aug 2021
70,000 INR
960 USD
1 Aug 2021 to 30 Sep 2021
70,000 INR
960 USD
1 Sep 2021 to 30 Oct 2021
70,000 INR
960 USD
1 Oct 2021 to 30 Nov 2021
70,000 INR
960 USD
1 Nov 2021 to 30 Dec 2021
70,000 INR
960 USD
1 Dec 2021 to 30 Jan 2022
70,000 INR
960 USD

What is included in Yoga Course Fee?

  • 2 Months Twin Shared Accommodation
  • 3 Times daily nutritious vegetarian meals and teas
  • Weekend excursions
  • Course material
  • One the Himalayas sightseeing trip
  • Every Saturday kirtan night
  • Every Friday movie Night
    Free Internet
    Yoga Mats and material for all activities

What is not included in Yoga Course Fee?

$ 140 USD / 10,000 INR extra for Private Accommodation

Programs Terms and Conditions/Refund Policy - 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh

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 leave bad impression on student monthly performance.

Prerequisites- A high degree of self-motivation is required for all aspects of the course. The practice and especially the teaching of yoga demand a high degree of self-discipline and purity. To ensure the success of the program, participants are required to attend all spiritual activities, meditation sessions, lectures and asana classes. Meat, fish, eggs, black tea, coffee, alcohol, tobacco, drugs and nudity are prohibited during the course as they are counterproductive to the yoga practice. Participants who do not comply with the school rules may be dismissed from the course.

Discipline Rules for Students - Smoking and alcohol are strictly prohibited in the school. If you are having a fast any day, you have to inform kitchen manager for avoiding food waste. Always make discipline, respect teachers and follow all rules. Always be in the time, you are late means will not be permitted to join class. Clear your books of account before departure from Himalayan Yoga Association. Before departure return your books, maps or any goods which you borrowed. Himalayan Yoga Association provides accommodation for a student who join the yoga course. So any friends or relatives will not be included in accommodation however they can stay in school by renting another room. Student have to be present in all scheduled program of Himalayan Yoga Association.

Refund Policy – The course fees & Booking amount will not be refundable, only in the case of emergency students can join us on other schedules. If student cancel the course after joining it, we accept cancellation but course fees will not be refund in cancellation.


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