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 TTC in Rishikesh
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 Teacher Training Date - 2022
07 Oct to 06 Dec 2022
500 Hour Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training Daily Schedule
The TTC Program is 8-12 hours a day. Below is the general day structure.
*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
Fees // Payment Option // Refund Policy
Information and Instructions for payment procedure will be sent to you with your letter of acceptance. To reserve your seat, you need to pay US$ 500 as non-refundable deposit. The balance of the payment may 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.
Course fee including deposit paid for registration is non-refundable and it is valid for one year from the actual course date. Students are required to pay a deposit to secure their space, and 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 either prevent you from attending the course, or that require you to leave the course early.
Fees include tuition for the course, single room accommodation, two full meals per day and a daily snack with tea.
500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Asanas
- Surya Namaskara A
- Surya Namaskara B
- Utthita Trikonasana
- Parivritta Trikonasana
- Utthita Parsvakonasana
- Parivritta Parsvakonasana
- Prasarita Padottanasana A, B, C, D
- Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana A, B, C, D
- Arddha Baddha Padmottanasana
- Paschimottanasana A, B, C
- Ardha Baddha Padma Paschimottanasana
- Tirianga Mukhaikapada Paschimottanasana
- Janu Sirsasana A, B, C
- Marichyasana A, B, C, D
- Supta Kurmasana
- Garbha Pindasana
- Baddha Konasana A, B
- Upavista Konasana A, B
- Supta Padangusthasana A, B, C
- Ubhaiya Padangusthasana
- Urdhva Mukha Paschimottanasana
- Setu Bandhasana
- Urdhva Dhanurasana
- Salamba Sarvangasana
- Urdhva Padmasana
- Uttana Padasana
- Sirsasana A, B
- Baddha Padmasana
- Chandra Bhedan
- Nadi Shodhana
- Yogic Breathing
- Anuloma Viloma
- Surya Bhedan
- Spinal Breathing
- Foundations of Yoga
- History and tradition of Yoga
- Karma Yoga
- Tantra Yoga
- Bhakti Yoga
- Jnana yoga
- Mantra Yoga
- Pancha Pranas
- Concept of kundalini
- 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
- From Hathayogapradipika and gheranda Samhita
- Goal 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
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.
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.
- 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.
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.