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Tattvaa Yogashala in Rishikesh, India, wants to know more about your yoga background before you arrive, and thus, all participants must fill out a registration form that's already there on our website so that we can get brief information about your motivation behind doing Yoga.

Yoga is best for everyone, regardless of age, body, gender, and background, and the only essential factors are an applicant's openness and willingness to learn. At Tattvaa Yogashala, we welcome everyone to learn and deepen their knowledge of Yoga. However, our yoga teacher training programs are rigorous, and we consider a few below points when looking at our applicants to ensure you have a rewarding experience.

  • How long have you been practising
  • Level of interest and dedication
  • Practice Style
  • Yoga Exposure
  • Teaching Motivation
  • Overall health condition

We recommend that you arrive with an established practice and knowledge of the Ashtanga yoga system to optimize your experience with us. While reviewing your application, we look primarily at your level of interest and yoga background.

The Ashtanga Yoga Intermediate Series is a highly demanding and dynamic practice requiring high levels of endurance and determination. Therefore we ask the applicant to have a strong foundation in Primary Series and optimal health before doing Intermediate Series training to ensure that you get the most out of your training and prevent injury or over-exertion.

The more established your practice is before arriving, the deeper the benefits you will reap, the more complete your understanding of adjustments will be, the more enjoyable pranayama will be, and the more rewarding your whole experience.

Program extensions are possible by mutual agreement and depend on room and course availability. You are welcome to stay longer and practice with us if you feel inspired, but remember that your additional stay would be chargeable separately.

Yoga teaches us to be flexible, both in body and mind! Therefore, changes are possible, but please note that a student can transfer from one course to another only once and at least one month before starting that course to attend a different approach instead.

If you cannot come, you can send someone to your place or contact us so we can let those waitlisted individuals know.

We are happy for you to join our program without committing to the entire training course. However, Tattvaa Yogashala in Rishikesh, India, offers yoga classes for a minimum of one week to get the system's full benefits. So, if you would only like to come for a few days, we recommend trying our drop-in classes to enhance your mental, physical, and spiritual health.

Yoga brings people together! At Tattvaa Yogashala, you will meet people from all over the world who are coming to share and learn. Our certified teachers say everyone is a guru, and you will learn something from everyone you meet.

Yes, Tattvaa Yogashala is a certified Yoga School (RYS 200, RYS 300) by Yoga Alliance, USA. Upon successfully completing YTTC, we provide teacher training certificates that will be recognized internationally. We have well-experienced registered yoga teachers (ERYT). For more information on Yoga Alliance, please visit - (

Yes. The doors of the world are open to you. The Yoga Alliance U.S.A. is recognized internationally. However, you must register with Yoga Alliance U.S.A., which will make you eligible to become a certified yoga teacher. Please visit their website for more details.

To become a registered yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance, you'll need to complete a yoga teacher training program from a registered yoga school. For more on the Yoga Alliance accreditation, please visit

Your tuition at Tattvaa Yogashala includes the following:

  • The course fees.
  • Shared room accommodation
  • Two meals per day
  • One snack per day with chai.
  • Any excursions or activities set on the itinerary.

The first meal follows the opening orientation meeting, and the final meal is breakfast on the last day of the course. There is no food provided on rest days.

For more detailed information, please refer to our course description page.

At Tattvaa Yogashala in Rishikesh, India, our tuition fee does not include other expenses such as outside meals, transportation, or other miscellaneous expenses. Therefore, no part of the package price is refundable due to non-participation.

We need your full attention as yoga is a challenging practice that requires determination and commitment. Students will have a hectic schedule with little free time but can come and go as long as they attend all scheduled classes. Students will not be allowed to stay outside after 9 pm to ensure everyone stays safe and gets enough rest.

We serve two vegetarian meals daily, plus a snack with tea during our afternoon break. Please note that there will be no meals served on your day off. To fully experience the benefits of yoga, we try to keep our stomachs empty for practice times. Therefore, the schedule allows up to two meals to be served during the day. You will find that your body will quickly adjust to the two meals as you will be doing a lot of other energizing practices. No one has ever been left starving!

You may like to eat outside occasionally; if so, please let our kitchen know at least one night before the meals are served, as traditional Indian food needs a lot of preparation time. Also, remember that eating out may increase your chances of getting sick.

Yes, Tattvaa Yogashala has the internet available at all of our residences. However, you will spend most of the time at the YogaShala, so it will limit your internet timing to the evening. Nevertheless, you will have enough connections to download emails, browse the web, and call back home on a good day.

No, laundry services are not provided at Tattvaa Yogashala in Rishikesh, India. However, the student may hand wash their clothes in their rooms, or we can also recommend laundry services nearby.

Most health authorities recommend that you must have your regular vaccinations against polio, typhoid, and tetanus up to date. However, many people do not have other medicines and take care to eat well.

Crime is infrequent in Rishikesh, so women traveling solo to Rishikesh are safe. Many young western women are traveling alone to Rishikesh and enjoying it. Tattvaa Yogsahala in Rishikesh recommends dressing appropriately and maintaining a discrete appearance so as not to attract unnecessary attention. Please respect public decency and adhere to India's modest dress code.

Please note that we do not give refunds. Hence, you are responsible for ensuring that you are fully insured against unforeseen circumstances that either prevent you from attending the course or require you to leave it early.

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.

Our yoga teacher training covers the subjects at good depth according to the course length: Practical and theoretical study of Asanas, Pranayama, Meditation, Yoga philosophy, Anatomy and Physiology, Alignment and Adjustment, Safety and modification.

We recommend referring to our course information page for a more detailed description of our course material. We understand that people have different expectations for the course. Therefore, take everything as an experience! Also, always feel free to talk to our yoga teachers and staff to get the most out of your yoga journey.

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.

Tattvaa Yogashala expects our students to be on a different level. However, for your benefit, we suggest you have a foundational knowledge of the Primary Series and an established practice of Yoga, which will ensure you get the best from your experience with us.

We do not offer a work-trade option for our teacher training courses. As the courses are highly demanding, you will need more time to do any work. We recommend coming and participating as a student. After your training, we will determine if you qualify to continue as an assistant in our work-for-trade program.

Aside from your eagerness to learn, we expect a few things from you when you join the teacher training course.

  • The applicant should understand the primary English language, as the yoga teacher training course is conducted in English.
  • Prior experience or knowledge of yoga is essential for 100-hour and 200-hour yoga teacher training courses and 300-hour and 500-hour courses.
  • The applicant should be in excellent physical condition. It is recommended to come healthy and in relatively good shape!
  • The system demands at least 6 to 8 hours a day. Therefore, we advise students to establish an Ashtanga Vinyasa practice before arriving for the course.
  • 100% attendance at all classes is mandatory. Students must follow the schedule and attend all classes and activities to get the full benefit of the system.

Moreover, if you feel something needs to be corrected, talk to us anytime at +91-9058981817.

Tattvaa Yogashala In Rishikesh, India, recommends reading through the various program details and getting a sense of what attracts you most. Our 200-hour yoga teacher training courses are beneficial for all levels of practitioners. However, those wishing to take our more advanced classes should be sure they have a firmly established practice in the Primary Series to get the most out of the experience. Feel free to contact us any time.

We recommend doing some preparatory reading and practice before you arrive in Rishikesh for the course. Try to get your body ready for the training by maintaining a 90-minute daily routine of the Primary series for the three months before the period begins. Make a daily practice of your ritual and prepare yourself to get the best out of your journey. To give your mind some exercise, here is some recommended reading to get you prepped and inspired.

Recommended Reading

  • 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

Ashtanga yoga is not a suitable Prenatal yoga practice even if you are already a well-established practitioner. Please note that traditionally, women are not advised to practice for the first three months of pregnancy or the first three months after giving birth. If you already have a well-established daily Ashtanga yoga practice of over a year, you can come to take the course and modify it accordingly.

It's important to speak with your doctor and the yoga school to determine if you are safe and feasible to participate.

Information and Instructions for the payment procedure will be sent to you with your acceptance letter. Please submit a deposit payment before arrival to secure your placement in the course through Transferwise. The balance of the fee must be made on Orientation Day upon arrival in Rishikesh. The Payment methods we accept are cash (in Indian Rupees or U.S. Dollars), debit cards, and bank transfers. If you wish to avoid A.T.M. withdrawal fees, we recommend you bring some money.

We recommend that students fly from New Delhi to Dehradun airport, which is less than an hour's taxi ride (approx USD 20) from Tattvaa Yogashala in Rishikesh, India.

Rishikesh is located in the northern part of India, near the foothills of the Himalayas. The weather in Rishikesh can vary depending on the season.

During the summer months (April to June), Rishikesh can be hot and humid, with temperatures ranging from 25°C to 45°C (77°F to 113°F). Therefore, light cotton clothing is recommended during this time.

The monsoon season (July to September) brings heavy rainfall and cooler temperatures, with temperatures ranging from 20°C to 30°C (68°F to 86°F). It's recommended to bring rain gear and light layers during this time.

The winter months (October to March) can be cool and chilly, with temperatures ranging from 5°C to 20°C (41°F to 68°F). It's recommended to bring warm layers such as a jacket, sweater, and pants during this time.

Regardless of the season, it's recommended to bring comfortable, loose-fitting clothing for yoga practice, such as leggings, t-shirts, and yoga pants.

The course fee includes shared and private room accommodation with an attached bathroom. Please select your desired one as per your choice.

Rooms are typically assigned based on availability. However, if you would like to choose your room, please request it in advance, and we will do our best to accommodate you.

You can ask to change your room if you are not pleased with your accommodation and we will do our best to find a better space for you. Changes are allowed based on the reason for the change and the availability of other rooms.

Yes, it is possible, depending on room availability. If you wish to arrive a few nights early, please let us know in advance so we can check the availability of rooms according to your intended arrival. Tattvaa Yogashala can also provide guesthouse options if needed.

This will depend on room availability and how much advance notice you give of your wish to extend.

Daily expenses are roughly 5 USD, based on buying water, snacks, and toilet paper if needed. There are plenty of corner shops and restaurants less than 5 minutes away from our yoga school.

Please bring your deposit receipt and be prepared to pay the remaining amount for your course upon arrival. You can withdraw money from A.T.M. machines in Rishikesh.

Nonetheless, it is always advisable to bring cash or exchange it. The exchange rates are better in Rishikesh than in Delhi. If you need a little money, you can ask your driver to take you to an Exchange bureau. You may also exchange money at the Tattvaa Yogashala reception desk. A cup of chai comes between 20-40 rupees. Meals in restaurants vary but start around 100 rupees. Fresh juices are, on average, 60 rupees. Books can be bought for anywhere between 100-600 rupees. The yoga mat costs about 200-300 rupees, and clothing varies from 100-800 rupees.

Please request in advance if you would like to share a room with a friend or significant other, and we will do our best to accommodate you.

When you opt to register for any yoga courses or programs at Tattvaa Yogashala, please submit the Application/Registration Form online or contact us to further assist you with your registration. We will send your registration confirmation within three weeks of receiving your required forms and documents. After we have confirmed your place and enrollment in the course, you need to pay US$ 200 as a non-refundable deposit which is part of the course fee. You must pay the remaining balance upon arrival in Rishikesh or before arriving.

After depositing fees, please email us a copy of the receipt or proof of deposit so we can proceed further with your registration. Applications are processed on a first-come, first-serve basis. However, Tattvaa Yogashala in Rishikesh, India, maintains the right to accept or reject any application without explanation.

India aims to require a visa before arrival. Therefore, please be sure to give yourself ample time to arrange an Indian Tourist Visa through an Indian Consulate or Visa Services Company before starting your journey to India. Also, arrange proper travel insurance and other requirements you may have (i.e., bank arrangements, healthcare) before traveling.

You are permitted to bring your laptop, cameras, phones, tablets, or other electronics for your stay, but they are not allowed in the yoga halls.

Rishikesh is a safe city, and Tattvaa Yogashala maintains your protection as a priority, but robbery happens everywhere. So, we cannot be responsible for any lost valuable items. However, it is recommended to leave your valuables (such as jewelry) at home and, if necessary, keep them safe.

Please make your way to Tattvaa Yogashala to meet us once you arrive in Rishikesh. An Orientation Meeting is scheduled on the first day of the course at 3 pm. The meeting will introduce the students to the teachers, allowing them to meet others and habituate themselves to the space and course facilities. In addition, our yoga teachers will discuss the schedule for the course, an overview of course material, and information on the location of classes, and will allow you to ask questions.

Students must attend the Orientation Meeting. However, you are welcome to arrive early in Rishikesh to either familiarize yourself with this beautiful city or to jumpstart your training course by practicing with us before your course period begins. Please note that all accommodation and classes before starting your course are not included in the fee and should be paid separately.

Tattvaa Yogashala in Rishikesh, India, requires the following document:

  • A recent passport-size photo
  • A colored xerox copy or a clear picture of your valid Passport, with all details legible.

It is recommended to obtain an Indian Tourist Visa before arriving in Rishikesh, India.

If you have any queries related to registration, payment, visas, accommodation, food, or any other question, you can contact us at any time. We will be more than happy to assist you further.

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