- 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh
Tattvaa Yogashala offers Residential & affordable 500 Hour Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training Courses for those more advanced practitioners who wish to challenge themselves, evolve their practice, advance their training, and to 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 Yoga 500 Hour TTC will enliven your body and enlighten your mind and spirit with the knowledge and experience of yoga. The first 200 hours of the course are dedicated to the study of the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series.
500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Rishikesh, India
The following 300 hours of the course are dedicated to the study of the Ashtanga Yoga Intermediate Series. Students will have the option, with the approval of their teacher, to either begin the Intermediate Series during their morning practice or continue practicing the Primary Series.
500 Hour Yoga 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.
500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training - Syllabus
|Kapalabhati||Nadi Shodhana||Anuloma Viloma|
|Sheetkari||Yogic Breathing||Spinal Breathing|
|Utthita Hasta||Padangushthasana||Utthita Parshvasahita|
|Utthita Hasta||Padangushthasana [B]||Ardha Baddha|
|Virabhadrasana [B]||Dandasana||Paschimottanasana [A]|
|Paschimottanasana [B]||Paschimottanasana [C]||Paschimottanasana [D]|
|Janu Shirshasana [A]||Janu Shirshasana [B]||Janu Shirshasana [C]|
|Marichyasana [A]||Marichyasana [B]||Marichyasana [C]|
|Kukkutasana||Baddha Konasana [A]||Baddha Konasana [C]|
|Upavishtha Konasana [A]||Upavishtha Konasana [B]||Supta Konasana|
|Supta Padangushthasana||Supta Parshvasahita||Ubhaya Padangushthasana|
|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|
500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training - FAQ`S
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 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.
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..
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.