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200 Hour Primary Series Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh


200-hour Primary Series residential Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga teacher training in India with Yoga Alliance certification at yoga school Tattvaa Yogashala, Rishikesh.

25 Days/ 24 Nights $1550
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200 hour Primary Series Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training

Tattvaa Yogashala India offers 200 hour Primary series Ashtanga yoga teacher training course RYT 200 certification program in Rishikesh for practitioners of all levels. Students can be aspiring yogis looking to explore and deepen their practices, learn the art of teaching, and experience the ancient science of Ashtanga Yoga. To join this course, you must be practicing Ashtanga yoga for at least a month and must be familiar with the primary series asanas. Ashtanga yoga is challenging and encourages all the yogis who want to challenge themselves physically to get introduced with this method of yoga practice. Our 200 hour ashtanga yoga teacher training course includes the study and practice of Ashtanga Vinyasa primary series, pranayama, meditation, kriyas, and alignment and adjustment workshop. This program will prepare individuals with all the tools and confidence one needs to become a yoga teacher and will propel them forward on personal yogic journey. Tattvaa Yoga 200 hour yoga instructor certification course in Ashtanga method will physically challenge you to practice the yogic positions that enliven your body and make you go through philosophy and anatomy & physiology that enlighten your mind and spirit with foundational knowledge of this traditional health science.

200 hour Primary Series Ashtanga in India

Tattvaa Yogashala 200 hour Ashtanga yoga teacher training course Primary series is open to all levels of practicing Ashtangis. If you are completely new to yoga, you are recommended to join our 200 hour New to Ashtanga yoga teacher training course that also runs throughout the year. This will ensure that you learn the system of Ashtanga yoga with a strong foundation upon which to build your teaching and personal practice. If you are a beginner willing to challenge yourself and work harder while maintaining respect for the limitations of your body, you are welcome to join our Primary Series 200 hour Ashtanga yoga teacher training course. And if you are 200 hour YTT graduate in any method, you can directly choose to join our 300 hour Primary Series Ashtanga yoga teacher training course but this requires you to have basic familiarity with Ashtanga method.

The Primary series 200 hour yoga teacher training course generally runs throughout the year. Please refer to our schedule for 2018 & 2019 for more up to date and detailed information.

On completion of 200 hour Ashtanga yoga TTC Primary series with us, you will receive course completion certificate that you can use to sign up as RYT 200 with Yoga Alliance USA. This international certification allows you to practice as professional yoga instructor anywhere around the globe.

2020 1550$

01 January to 25 January 2020 :- Booking Closed

01 February to 25 February 2020

03 March to 27 March 2020

01 April to 25 April 2020

03 May to 27 May 2020

03 June to 27 June 2020

03 July to 27 July 2020

03 Aug to 27 Aug 2020

03 Sep to 27 Sep 2020

03 Oct to 27 Oct 2020

03 Nov to 27 Nov 2020

03 Dec to 27 Dec 2020

2021 1700$

07 January to 31 January 2021

07 February to 03 March 2021

07 March to 31 March 2021

07 April to 01 May 2021

07 May to 31 May 2021

07 June to 01 July 2021

07 July to 31 July 2021

07 Aug to 31 Aug 2021

07 Sep to 01 Oct 2021

07 Oct to 31 Oct 2021

07 Nov to 01 Dec 2021

07 Dec to 31 Dec 2021

200 Hour Primary Series Teacher Training - Daily Schedule

This is an example schedule. Schedules may change depending on the season, course, and any improvement that may have been implemented. Please keep your schedule as open as possible during TTC for additional training and activities.

  • 06:30 - 08:00 - Pranayama/ Meditation / Mantra Chanting
  • 08:30 - 10:15 - Asana Practice Ashtanga Vinyasa Mysore Style or Led Class
  • 10:30 - 12:00 - Breakfast / Brunch / Free Time / Study Time
  • 12:00 - 13:30 - Yoga Principles / Philosophy / Yoga Sutra Lectures
  • 14:00 - 15:00 - Yoga Nidra Meditation / Rest Time / Free time / Refreshing time
  • 15:00 - 16:00 - Workshop / Study Time / Guest Lecturers
  • 16:00 - 18:00 - Asana practice / Art of Adjustment / Body Alignment
  • 18:30 - 19:30 - Dinner Time
  • 19:30 - 20:30 - Rest Time / Free Time / Study Time
  • 20:30 - 21:30 - Silence Meditation
  • 21:30 - 06:00 - Mauna / Silence

The Teacher Training Program is 8-12 hours a day. Below is the general day structure.

200 Hour Primary Series Teacher Training - Syllabus

Kapalabhati Nadi Shodhana Anuloma Viloma
Bhastrika Ujjayi Surya Bhedan
Chandra Bhedan Bhramari Sheetali
Sheetkari Yogic Breathing Spinal Breathing
Utthita Hasta Padangushthasana Utthita Parshvasahita
Utthita Hasta Padangushthasana [B] Ardha Baddha
Padmottanasana Utkatasana Virabhadrasana [A]
Virabhadrasana [B] Dandasana Paschimottanasana [A]
Paschimottanasana [B] Paschimottanasana [C] Paschimottanasana [D]
Purvottanasana Tiryam-Mukha Eka-Pada Paschimottanasana
Janu Shirshasana [A] Janu Shirshasana [B] Janu Shirshasana [C]
Marichyasana [A] Marichyasana [B] Marichyasana [C]
Marichyasana [D] Navasana Bhuja-Pidasana
Kurmasana Supta-Kurmasana Garbha Pindasana
Kukkutasana Baddha Konasana [A] Baddha Konasana [C]
Upavishtha Konasana [A] Upavishtha Konasana [B] Supta Konasana
Supta Padangushthasana Supta Parshvasahita Ubhaya Padangushthasana
Urdhva-Mukha Paschimottanasana Setu Bandhasana
Urdhva Dhanurasana Chakrasana Paschimottanasana
Foundations of Yoga History and tradition of Yoga Karma Yoga
Tantra Yoga Bhakti Yoga Jnana Yoga
Mantra Yoga Chakras Concept of kundalini
Pranayama Pancha Pranas Patanjali Yoga Sutras
Ashranga yoga of patanjali What is yoga? Yoga chitta vritti Nirodha Yoga Sutras 1.2 Vrittis (mental fluctuations) and their classification
Relevance of Omkara in Yoga System Anataomy and physiology of Yogic practices Textual Understanding of Hatha Yoga
Factors that accelerate yoga sadhana
The Yoga Mala - Sri K. Pattahbi Jois Yoga Sutras of Patanjali - Swami Venkatesananda, Motilal publications Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha (APMB) Yoga Darshan - Swami Niranjanananda Ji The Heart of Yoga, T.K.V. Desikachar
Hatha Yoga Pradipika
The Science of Breath- Dr. M.L. Ghorole Perennial Psychology of the Bhagavad Gita

200 Hour Primary Series Teacher Training - FAQ`S

Prior experience and knowledge of Yoga is recommended for 200 Hour Yoga Training Courses. This course is open for practitioners of all levels. As the course is demanding, the applicant should be in good physical condition. What is most important is that the applicant arrives with an open mind and the eagerness to learn. The student should be able to dedicate themselves completely to the course while at Tattvaa Yogashala. The teacher trainin program is very demanding with at least 9 hours daily and 100% attendance is mandatory. Participants must follow the schedule and attend all classes, sessions, and activities. As Rishikesh is a holy city, all the food in the city is Vegetarian. Though the students do not have to maintain a vegetarian diet at home, to experience the full and positive benefits of the Yoga lifestyle please do not bring meat from the outside to consume. Alcohol and recreational drugs are also not available and are restricted in Rishikesh. Please do not bring from the outside in order to experience fully the benefits of Yoga. The applicant should also have a basic English language understanding as the course is conducted in English and the student will be required to speak English. Spaces in the program are based on eligibility and are given upon first come first serve basis.
All accommodation during the time of the course is provided by Tattvaa Yogashala and is included in your course fees. Students live together at the Krisna Cottage, Swarg Ashram, residence in Ram Jhula, Swarg Ashram area. We have various locations for practice space and where classes are held. These include our Shala space in Jivan Building, our Shala space next door, and at our Yoga Shala on the banks of the Ganges. Students will be a five minutes walk from all their classes through the lively streets of Rishikesh villages. Jivan Building is located in a peaceful part of Rishikesh and is surrounded by gardens, ayurvedic cafes, and little shops. It is a short walk down to the banks of the holy Ganges river where students can go to relax, explore, drink chai, and watch the sunset. Our Yoga Shala spaces overlook both the scenic Himalayas and the Ganges river.

During the yoga teacher training course all students are provided single room accommodation with attached bath at Jivan Building or nearby places with similar facilities. The rooms include two twin beds, one full bathroom with hot water and shower facilities, and a balcony. Bedding is provided and towels are available upon request. Laundry facilities are not included but students are able to wash their own clothes and laundry services can be arranged and inquired about at reception. Wifi is available! Students are ensured a comfortable space in their rooms to relax and rest during the course, but will be spending most of their time in the shala! The rooftop and shala have a 360 degree view of the Himalayas and Ganges and provide a beautiful space for students enjoy.

Two full meals and one snack with tea is included in your course fees. The food Tattvaa Yogashala provides is all delicious homemade traditional Indian food, prepared fresh daily in our kitchen. All the ingredients are high quality and are sourced locally and fresh from the markets. Brunch begins around 10:30 am and includes fresh local fruits, like papaya, mango, pineapple, apple, and lots of bananas. Brunch also offers porridge, homemade bread and toast, homemade nuts butters, muesli, yogurt, fresh honey ginger lemon tea, and more. Dinner begins around 6:30pm and offers a wide array of Indian options with the occasional Western touch for a taste of home. Our dinner menu always changes to keep it interesting, but often includes favourites like lentils, dal, chickpeas, chapati and naan bread, a vegetable dish, tofu, salad, soup, rice, and a tasty dessert. In order for you to have the full yogic experience all of our meals are designed to keep the body light but strong and nourished during your training. Please let us know if you are dairy free so we can ensure a vegan option for each dish.

On your day off there are many local cafes, shops and restaurants to enjoy. Traditional masala chai tea and herbal teas are available everywhere. There are many friendly animals and locals on the streets, which makes every walk through town interesting and enjoyable! Little shops with nice inexpensive Indian clothes and tailors, books in many languages, ayurvedic products and traditional items line the streets, so don`t bring too much in your backpack! Everything you may need is in short walking distance. Rishikesh has a vibrant Indian culture and deep spiritual tradition that makes it a wonderful community and environment in which to enjoy your yoga journey.
A recent passport size photo of you is required.
- A copy or scan (in colour) or a clear photo of your valid Passport, with all details clearly legible.
Also please remember that you are required to obtain an Indian Tourist Visa before arrival in India.
When you are ready to register for any of the courses or programs at Tattvaa Yogashala, please submit the Application / Registration Form online or feel free to contact us so we can further assist your with your registration. We will send you confirmation of your registration within three weeks after receiving your required forms and documents. After we have confirmed your place and registration in the course, you need to pay US$ 200 as non-refundable deposit which is part of the course fee. You will be asked to pay the remaining balance upon arrival in Rishikesh or before arriving. After you have sent your deposit, please email us a copy of the receipt or proof of deposit so we can complete your registration. Applications are processed on a first come first serve basis. Tattvaa Yogashala maintains the right to accept or reject any application without providing an explanation.
India requires that all foreigners obtain a Visa prior to arrival in India. Please be sure to give yourself ample time to arrange an Indian Tourist Visa through an Indian Consulate or Visa Services Company before leaving your home country and traveling to India. Also please arrange proper travel insurance and any other requirements you may have (i.e. bank arrangements, healthcare) before traveling.

You are welcome to bring your laptop, cameras, phones, tablets, or other electronics to use during your stay in India. Please choose to leave your valuables (such as jewellery) at home. If it is necessary to bring your valuables, please be sure you are able to keep them safely. Rishikesh is a safe city and Tattvaa Yogashala maintains your safety as a priority, however, theft happens everywhere and we cannot be responsible for any items of value that go missing..
Upon your arrival in Rishikesh please make your way to Tattvaa Yogashala to meet us! An Orientation Meeting is held on the first day of the course at 3 pm. This meeting will introduce the students to the teachers, give the students the opportunity to meet one another and to familiarise themselves with the space and course facilities. Also covered during the orientation meeting is schedule for the course, overview of course material, information on location of classes, and the opportunity to ask questions about the course and Rishikesh. It is mandatory that students attend the Orientation Meeting. You are welcome to arrive early in Rishikesh to either familiarise yourself with this beautiful city or to jumpstart your training course by practicing with us before your course begins. Please note that all accommodation and classes prior to the start date of your course are not included in the course fee and should be payed and arranged separately.
If you have any questions about our Yoga Teacher Training course, related to registration, payment, visas, or any other query, please do not hesitate to contact us at anytime. We will be more than happy to assist you further.

Tattvaa Yogashala - Accommodation

Accommodation during the course is included in your fees and is provided by Tattvaa Yogashala in Ram Jhula, Rishikesh at the Krisna Cottage. All rooms are private, basic and comfortable with attached bathroom. Facilities include two twin beds, hot water and shower and bedding.