500 Hour Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training In Rishikesh, India

"Anyone can practice. A young man can practice. An older adult can practice. A very older man can practice. A man who is sick can practice. A man who doesn’t have strength can practice. Except lazy people; lazy people can’t practice Ashtanga yoga.” ~ Pattabhi Jois

We believe that yoga is not a workout; it is a work-in. This is the world of spiritual practice to make us know about opening our hearts and minds and becoming aware so that we can realize what we already know and become who we already are.

Tattvaa Yogashala offers residential & affordable 500-hour Ashtanga yoga teacher training in India for those more advanced practitioners who wish to challenge themselves, evolve their approach, extend their training, and immerse into a deep study of the ancient science of Ashtanga yoga. Our rigorous training course includes the study and practice of Asana (both Ashtanga Vinyasa primary and intermediate series), Pranayama, Meditation, Kriyas, and Alignment and Adjustment Workshop. The Tattvaa Yogashala 500-Hour Ashtanga TTC will enliven your body and enlighten your mind and spirit with knowledge and experience. The first 200 hours of the course are dedicated to studying the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series, and the rest of the 300 hours will cover the intermediate series.

The ashtanga intermediate series incorporates a total of 41 yoga asanas. These begin after the postures, identical to all the Ashtanga yoga series, including the Sun Salutations, the fundamental postures till Pashvottanasana and the finishing sequence from Salamba Sarvangasana till Savasana.

  • Level:Advanced
  • Yoga Style:Ashtanga Yoga
  • Language of Instruction:English & Hindi
  • Certification:500 Hour Certificate
  • Location:Rishikesh
  • Course Fee:USD 3200

Objectives Of Traditional Ashtanga Yoga RYT 500 Hour Course

  • Develop a daily practice of Ashtanga yoga kriyas, asanas, pranayama, bandha, dhyana, and mudras
  • Learn how to structure a course and then incorporate all these components into developing your class
  • Dig deeper into yoga anatomy and physiology
  • Learn to teach this class to your peers in a close group environment, and then you will conduct this course with your peers as your assessment.
  • Introduction to structural yoga therapy
  • Study philosophy from the classical treatises of Ashtanga yoga (Bhagavad Gita, Patanjali Yoga Sutras (8 limbs), Hathayoga Pradipika, Gheranda Samhita, K. Pattabhi Jois, and the Upanishads).

Best Traditional Ashtanga RYT 500 Hour Training In Rishikesh

All those searching for eternal peace and harmony can benefit from our traditional Ashtanga RYT 500-hour training in Rishikesh. This helps the trainee come out of his pre-defined mental frontiers and extends their intellect and conscious receptors to accept the bliss of the divine. Under guided instructions and the influence of the Ashram lifestyle, the practitioners can feel rejuvenated after completing this 500-hour holistic yoga teacher training in Rishikesh certification.

It could be challenging on the one hand, but on the other hand, it would be rewarding and worth every minute a candidate spends ending the training course. It is required to satisfy both the course session period to be a certified 500-hour teacher, meeting educational needs. What an individual understands in the 500-hour Yoga TTC will take them further in teaching skills and practice. Completing both from the same place assures consistency, better understanding and grip, comfort level, and depth needed to understand Yoga. There is no mandate to be a professional to enroll in our 500-hour yoga teacher training course in Rishikesh. Whether you have just started learning and practising yoga or have done it many times earlier, the 500-hour yoga alliance international course is suitable for everyone. Anyone could go for the same, and we assure you that once the procedure is completed, you will be an expert.

500 hour Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training India

The 500 Hours holistic Yoga TTC by Tattvaa Yogashala has been designed per the guidelines of Yoga Alliance USA and presents an engaging approach to learning for every yogi. We accentuate modern and traditional aspects of Tattvaa Yogashala to reap the maximum benefits of this heavenly procedure. With this valuable exposure, we also envisage getting a person to reach his inner peace of mind and leading them on an enlightened pathway of spiritual awakening. Highly celebrated trainers, an integral part of our 500 Hours holistic and advanced Yoga Teacher Training Certification program in India, offer the best guidance and teachings to make the principles simple and easily understandable. Our simplified teaching process with highly positive results makes us the best Yoga Ashram in Rishikesh for 500-Hour Holistic Ashtanga Yoga TTC in India.

200 hours yoga TTC + 300 hours yoga TTC = 500 Hours 55 Days Yoga Teacher Training Course. This course is highly recommended for all levels of yoga practitioners as it covers both beginners and advanced levels. In the first 25 Days (200 hrs), students are given a strong yoga foundation so that they don’t lack with basics of yoga sciences and are provided with the right direction and proper lifestyle with one purpose to love people, serve people, practice asanas, pranayama, meditation every day, teach yoga to full fill the purpose of life. In the second 30 Days (300 hrs), students are guided toward advanced practices of yoga asanas, pranayama, and meditation to realize an immortal self; after completing 500 hours, students are fully prepared to share the eternal wisdom of yoga sciences with the world.

Why Choose Tattvaa Yoga 500 Hour Teacher Training In India?

The 500-hour Ashtanga yoga teacher training in India (RYT 500) is a meaningful yoga course that, upon successful completion, guarantees and certifies the fact that the student who has experienced such training has fulfilled all the needed conditions as demanded by USA Yoga Alliance, thereby making him qualified and certified to teach anywhere around the world.

So join a course on 500-hour yoga certification to become a confident and booming yoga teacher. The 500-hour yoga teacher training certification is your pathway to becoming a certified yoga teacher and being able to open up your yoga school, institute, or studio. It equips you with comprehensive know-how on the parts of the history of yoga, meditation, asanas, anatomy, and philosophy of yoga, which you can, in turn, pass on to others closer to you and the world at large.

Our 500-hour Ashtanga yoga teacher training course certificate will only be awarded after all the requirements are fulfilled. This certificate is all you need to immediately apply for your RYT-500 certification affiliated with the Yoga Alliance, a certification recognized worldwide.

500 Hour Ashtanga YTT Course - Syllabus

500 hour Ashtanga YTT Course Syllabus and Cirriculum

  • Surya Namaskara [A]
  • Surya Namaskara [B]
  • Padangusthasana
  • Padahastasana
  • Utthita Trikonasana
  • Parivritta Trikonasana
  • Utthita Parsvakonasana
  • Parivritta Parsvakonasana
  • Prasarita Padottanasana [A]
  • Prasarita Padottanasana [B]
  • Prasarita Padottanasana [C]
  • Prasarita Padottanasana [D]
  • Parsvottanasana
  • Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana [A]
  • Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana [B]
  • Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana [C]
  • Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana [D]
  • Arddha Baddha Padmottanasana
  • Utkatasana
  • Virabhadrasana [A]
  • Virabhadrasana [B]
  • Dandasana
  • Paschimottanasana [A]
  • Paschimottanasana [B]
  • Paschimottanasana [C]
  • Purvottanasanay
  • Ardha Baddha Padma Paschimottanasana
  • Tirianga Mukhaikapada Paschimottanasana
  • Janu Sirsasana [A]
  • Janu Sirsasana [B]
  • Janu Sirsasana [C]
  • Marichyasana [A]
  • Marichyasana [B]
  • Marichyasana [C]
  • Marichyasana [D]
  • Navasana
  • Bhujapidasana
  • Kurmasana
  • Supta Kurmasana
  • Garbha Pindasana
  • Kukkutasana
  • Baddha Konasana [A]
  • Baddha Konasana [B]
  • Upavista Konasana [A]
  • Upavista Konasana [B]
  • Supta Padangusthasana [A]
  • Supta Padangusthasana [B]
  • Supta Padangusthasana [C]
  • Ubhaiya Padangusthasana
  • Urdhva Mukha Paschimottanasana
  • Setu Bandhasana
  • Pashasana
  • Krounchasana
  • Shalabasana [A]
  • Shalabasana [B]
  • Bhekasana
  • Dhanurasana
  • Parshva Dhanurasana
  • Ushtrasana
  • Laghu Vajrasana
  • Kapotasana [A]
  • Kapotasana [B]
  • Supta Vajrasana
  • Bakasana [A]
  • Bakasana [B]
  • Bharadvajasana
  • Ardha Matsyendrasana
  • Eka Pada Shirshasana
  • Dvi Pada Shirshasana
  • Yoga Nidrasana
  • Tittibhasana [A]
  • Tittibhasana [B]
  • Tittibhasana [C]
  • Pincha Mayurasana
  • Karandavasana
  • Vrisikasana
  • Mayurasana
  • Nakrasana
  • Vatayanasana
  • Parighasana
  • Gomukhasana [A]
  • Gomukhasana [B]
  • Supta Urdvha Pada Vajrasana
  • Mukta Hasta Shirshasana [A]
  • Mukta Hasta Shirshasana [B]
  • Mukta Hasta Shirshasana [C]
  • Baddha Hasta Shirshasana [A]
  • Baddha Hasta Shirshasana [B]
  • Baddha Hasta Shirshasana [C]
  • Baddha Hasta Shirshasana [D]
  • Urdhva Dhanurasana
  • Paschimottanasana
  • Salamba Sarvangasana
  • Halasana
  • Karnapidasana
  • Urdhva Padmasana
  • Pindasana
  • Matsyasana
  • Uttana Padasana
  • Sirsasana [A]
  • Sirsasana [B]
  • Balasana
  • Baddha Padmasana
  • Padmasana
  • Uttpluthih
  • Savasana

  • Kapalabhati - Advanced
  • Nadi Shodhana
  • Anuloma Viloma
  • Bhastrika
  • Ujjayi
  • Surya Bhedan
  • Chandra Bhedan
  • Bhramari
  • Sheetali
  • Sheetkari
  • Yogic Breathing
  • Spinal Breathing

Note: *Pranayama practice is deepened in the Intermediate Series course, with more advanced techniques and retention being introduced as natural progression for more experienced practitioners.

  • History and tradition of Yoga
  • Schools of Yoga
  • Patanjali’s Ashtanga Yoga
  • Karma Yoga
  • Bhakti yoga
  • Janana Yoga
  • Tantra yoga
  • Mantra yoga
  • Concept of Prana
  • Pancha Pranas
  • Koshas and Shariras
  • Kundalini
  • Chakras
  • Pranayama
  • Introduction to Bhagavad Gita
  • Introduction to Six Indian Philosophies
  • Conceptual understanding of Samadhipada
  • Discipline of yoga
  • What is yoga? “Yoga chitta vritti Nirodha” Yoga Sutras 1.2
  • Vrittis (mental fluctuations) and their classification
  • Consistent practice and Detachment (Abhayasa and Vairagya)
  • Factors that accelerate yoga sadhana
  • Concept of the Divine and Surrender to the Divine in yoga (concept of Isvara and Isvarapranidhana)
  • Relevance of Omkara in yoga system
  • Obstacles and distractions on the path of yoga (concepts of citta viksepa and antaraya)
  • Concept of methods of bringing the mind to a blissful state (chitta prasadhana )
  • Foundations of Yoga
  • Traditional Texts
  • Human Biology and application of Yoga practices
  • Introduction to Indian Philosophy and Tradition
  • Therapeutic basis of yoga
  • Yoga therapy for common diseases
  • Stress and its yogic management
  • Yoga and psychology
  • Samkhya philosophy
  • Vedanta philosophy
  • Patanjali Yoga Sutras
  • Goal of Hatha Yoga
  • Kriyas
  • Basics of Ayurveda
  • Principles of Naturopathy
  • Mudras
  • Tapas
  • Kumbhakas according to the Hatha Yoga Pradipika

  • The Yoga Mala - Sri K. Pattahbi Jois
  • Yoga Sutras of Patanjali - Swami Venkatesananda, Motilal publication
  • Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha (APMB) Yoga Darshan - Swami Niranjanananda Ji The Heart of Yoga, T.K.V. Desikachar
  • The Science of Breath- Dr. M.L. Ghorole
  • Perennial Psychology of the Bhagavad Gita

  • How to safely go-in and go-out of a posture?
  • How to give cues and instructions?
  • Anatomy of a yoga posture?
  • Benefits of a yoga posture?
  • Contra-indications, hands-on adjustments?
  • Modification, advance variation, and use of props?

  • Qualities of a Yoga Teacher
  • The attitude of a Yoga Teacher and being yourself
  • Safety measures, How to avoid injuries
  • Cultivation of command through voice modulations
  • How to deepen your connection with your inner-being
  • Importance of Communication, giving cues and instructions
  • Traditional Ashtanga Yoga class, Sivananda class 12 basic postures
  • Principles of sequencing various Vinyasa flows
  • Peak pose and how to build up to one.

Important Information For 500 Hour Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training Students

A complete guide for students to review the 500 hour yoga teacher training course gidelines at a glance.

Daily Schedule For 500 Hour Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training In India

SCHEDULE ACTIVITIES
06:30 - 08:00AM Pranayama/ Meditation / Mantra Chanting
08:30 - 10:15AM Asana Practice Ashtanga Vinyasa Mysore Style or Led Class
10:30 - 12:00PM Breakfast / Brunch / Free Time / Study Time
12:00 - 01:30PM Yoga Principles / Philosophy / Yoga Sutra Lectures
02:00 - 03:00PM Yoga Nidra Meditation / Rest Time / Free time / Refreshing time
03:00 - 04:00PM Workshop / Study Time / Guest Lecturers
04:00 - 06:00PM Asana practice / Art of Adjustment / Body Alignment
06:30 - 07:30PM Dinner Time
07:30 - 08:30PM Rest Time / Free Time / Study Time
08:30 - 09:30PM Silence Meditation
09:30 - 06:00AM Mauna / Silence

Upcoming Course Dates For 500 Hour Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training In India

Here are the upcoming 500 hour Ashtanga yoga teacher training course dates structure that will help the students to apply their preferred method at the right time.

Date Shared Accommodation Single Accommodation Status
07-Feb-2023 to 02-Apr-2023 $3200 $3900 Enroll Now
07-Apr-2023 to 31-May-2023 $3200 $3900 Enroll Now
07-Jun-2023 to 31-Jul-2023 $3200 $3900 Enroll Now
07-Aug-2023 to 30-Sep-2023 $3200 $3900 Enroll Now
07-Oct-2023 to 30-Nov-2023 $3200 $3900 Enroll Now
07-Dec-2023 to 30-Jan-2024 $3200 $3900 Enroll Now

For more scheduled course dates, availability, and price of shared room accommodation, please mail us at info@tattvaayoga.com, or for a quick question, you can also send us a WhatsApp message at +91-9068806322

Note: If you enroll 3 months before the course then get an early bird discount of 10%. So, Hurry Up and Enroll Now!

Course Fees For 500 Hour Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training In India

At Tattvaa Yogashala, we offer affordable course fees and the quickest payment methods.

Payment Options: Information and Instructions for the payment procedure will be sent to you with your acceptance letter. You must pay US$ 200 as a non-refundable deposit to reserve your seat. The balance of the payment must be made on Orientation Day upon arrival in Rishikesh. The Payment methods we accept are cash (Indian Rupees or US Dollars), credit card and online transfer using Transferwise. Payments by online transfer may be made in any Currency, as we will receive all payments in Indian Rupees.

Refund Policy: The course fee, including the deposit paid for registration, is non-refundable and is valid for one year from the actual course date. Students must pay a deposit to secure their space. The outstanding course fee must be paid in full before the course commences. Please note that we do not give refunds, so it is your responsibility to ensure that you are fully insured against any unforeseen circumstances that prevent you from attending the course or that require you to leave it early.

Fees: Fees include tuition for the course, single private room/double shared room accommodation, two full meals per day and a daily snack with tea.

Eligibility Criteria To Become 500 Hour Ashtanga Yoga Certified Teacher

This alignment-based and intensive 500-hour yoga TTC at Tattvaa Yogashala is suitable for both beginners and advanced students. Prior experience and knowledge of yoga are recommended for 500 Hour Yoga Training Courses. We at Tattvaa Yogashala offer 100, 200, and 300 Ashtanga yoga teacher training courses in India throughout the year. You can enroll in any of them based on your level or the duration you have decided to give. This course is open to practitioners of all levels.

As the system demands, the applicant should be in good physical condition. Most importantly, the applicant should arrive with an open mind and an eagerness to learn. The student should be able to dedicate themselves entirely to the course while at Tattvaa Yogashala. The teacher training 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, Meat, Alcohol and recreational drugs are restricted in Rishikesh. Therefore, please do not bring it from outside to fully experience the benefits of Yoga. The applicant should also have a basic understanding of the English language as the course is conducted in English, and the student will be required to speak English. Enrollment in the program is based on eligibility and is given on a first-come, first-serve basis.

FAQs On 500 Hour Ashtanga YTTC India

The practice of yoga is a lifelong journey, and there is no such thing as a competition of the self. You are unique, and so are your practice and experience. Everyone's practice is an individual journey. We do not expect our students to be on the same level. However, for your benefit, we suggest you have a foundational knowledge of the Primary Series and an established practice for at least 90 minutes per day over three months before your course arrives. This will ensure you get the best from your experience with us.

We recommend doing some prepara justify tory reading and practice before you arrive in Rishikesh for the 500 hr Ashtanga YTTC. Try to get your body ready for the training by maintaining a 90 minutes daily routine of the Primary series for the three months before the course begins. Make a daily practice of your ritual and physically prepare for our course to get the very best out of your journey. To give your mind some exercise, here is some recommended reading to get you prepped and inspired.

  • The Yoga Mala - Sri K. Pattabhi Jois
  • Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha (APMB)
  • Yoga Darshan - Swami Niranjanananda Ji
  • The Heart of Yoga, T.K.V. Desikachar
  • Yoga Sutras of Patanjali - Swami Venkatesananda, Motilal publications
  • Perennial Psychology of the Bhagavad Gita
  • The Science of Breath- Dr. M.L. Ghorole

Yoga teaches us to be flexible, both in body and mind! Changes are possible, but please bear the following: A student can transfer from one course to another at least one month before starting that course to attend a different course instead. We allow this transfer only once. If you cannot come, you can send someone to your place or contact us so we can let those waitlisted individuals know. If only the deposit has been paid for your 500 hour ashtanga YTTC, the new participant should pay you the deposit directly, and you both must notify us of the name change.

Days start bright and early at Tattvaa Yogashala, with classes beginning at 6:30 am and ending quietly around 9:00 pm following meditation. Schedules vary according to the course, so please check the material covered in each course for more detailed information. Asana practice and Pranayama classes are held during the morning, followed by brunch. Afternoon classes consist of philosophy lectures, yoga Nidra practice, and adjustment workshops. Dinner is served in the evening, followed by a meditation class. Days are busy and exciting, so silence is typically held from meditation until morning. Once a week and on moon days, students enjoy their well-deserved day off. Whether looking for outdoor adventures, cultural sightseeing, relaxing spa treatments, a shopping excursion, or to relax and take in the vibes, Rishikesh has it all! Surprise adventures and activities are occasionally planned for off days, making your experience at Tattvaa Yogashala more exciting and diverse.

  • 06:30 - 08:00 -- Pranayama/ Meditation / Mantra Chanting
  • 08:30 - 10:15 -- Asana Practice Ashtanga Vinyasa Mysore Style / Hatha Yoga
  • 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

This schedule is an example only. Plans may change depending on the season, course, and any improvements that may have been implemented.

Accommodations And Yogic Food At Tattvaa Yogashala Rishikesh, India

Yogic Food and Ashram like Environment at Tattvaa Yogashala in Rishikesh, India

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I did a 500 hour Ashtanga yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, India this month. There are simply no words to describe how beautiful, intense, life changing and magical this month has been for me. The teachers are very dedicated to share their knowledge with their students and support you wherever needed. You can really feel that they all love what they do!! Highly recommended :-)

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An excellent, worthwhile course whether you plan to teach or just further your practice. Kamal and all of the teaching faculty are very experienced and knowledgeable and exceeded my expectations. I definitely recommend Tattvaa for 500 hour Ashtanga yoga ttc in Rishikesh, India!

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Did 500 hour Ashtanga yoga training in Rishikesh, India. This school is really amazing. Push you to your limits making sure you leave better than you came. Forever grateful for this amazing month. Our teachers and all new friends that were made ❤️ Can warmly recommend!

500 Hour Ashtanga YTTC Certification

Tattvaa Yogashala is worldwide accredited yoga school in Rishikesh, with which students may assure that they can teach anywhere across the globe.

Yoga Certfication

Tattvaa Yogashala is a registered yoga school in Rishikesh, India, and after completing the course, we help our students to get the Yoga Alliance USA certificate.

  • Yoga Alliance Certification:

    All participants completing a 500 hour ashtanga yoga training course in India are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as RYT 500, which is an internationally recognized yoga teacher certification and designation.

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Our Lead Yoga Teachers

At Tattvaa Yogashala, all the yoga teachers are highly experinced and extremely proficient in their field of study.

Yogi Kamal

Yogi Kamal Singh (ERYT 500)

Ashtanga Yoga Teacher

Yogi Sunil

Yogi Sunil Sharma (ERYT 500)

Pranayama & Meditation Teacher

Yogini Priya

Yogini Priya (ERYT 200)

Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher

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