200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training 

The 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training India Program will be a great fit for you to deepen your personal practice of yoga and share it with others as an ace yoga teacher. The comprehensive yoga curricular extends for a period of four shorts weeks conceptualized, adopted, enacted to provide a vast exploration into yoga sequence basically focusing 100% on your yoga education. This program at Yoga Niketan Yoga Ashram meet your complete yoga expectation if you are seriously looking to include yoga as a career to teach yoga asana, or you are dedicated to improving the practice for your personal growth.


We aim to create an indispensable yoga session environment that is fun and interactive because we believe that if yoga learners enjoy their classes, they are more motivated to progress in yoga spiritual exploration. Exploring the subject of your interest we provide a deep understanding of theoretical and practical knowledge via RYS 200, adequately preparing students to be inspiring yoga teachers. The library at Yoga Niketan Yoga Ashram has a vast collection of books based on yoga and meditation in many different languages

We offer hands-on training which includes all the essential elements of yoga including:

  • Yoga Sutras
  • Philosophy
  • Teaching Methodology
  • Asanas
  • Pranayama
  • Bandhas
  • Mudras
  • Kriyas
  • Human Anatomy
  • Adjustment and Alignment
  • Mantras
  • Meditation
  • and much more!


Educational Categories

Interactive Techniques, Training, and Practice:
During the yoga alliance teacher training, you will put into practice and become skilled at teaching asana, pranayama, kriyas, meditation, mantra chanting, and other traditional yoga practices.

Innovative Teaching Methodology:
Our specially designed course curriculum covers crucial skills that will help you to develop your current knowledge of teaching yoga. Thos program inculcates qualities of a yoga teacher with broad teaching style topic coverage include, but are not limited to, communication skills, the student learning process, modifications for those with special needs, and the business aspects of yoga.

Proper Class sequencing:
Appropriate class sequencing is vital because it promotes deeper flexibility and less injury. You may not be aware of the amount of thought that goes into structuring and ordering of the asanas. We have the exact course for you to educate you on how to properly sequence a class. 200-hour yoga teacher training in Rishikesh very well deliver the fundamentals of yoga mind-body connection on active, passive, and dynamic poses keeping in mind heating and cooling of the body and major muscle groups. 

Anatomy and Physiology:
Yoga course in Rishikesh at Yoga Niketan Yoga Ashram extends to a varied range of levels and is structured to improve your overall yoga competency. We provide yoga courses to develop your ability on the topics of both subtle and gross human anatomy for the purpose of teaching yoga. You will grasp yoga methodology and learn how the muscles work together during different asana, as well as how the practice of yoga benefits the physical body. The course content will cover lessons on energy anatomy, including chakras and nadis.

Yoga Philosophy:
Comprehensive yoga education classes will give a wider insight into the in-depth study of ancient yogic philosophy. These yoga health regimen revolutionary educations are designed to build upon your current knowledge base of yoga philosophy gained during the previous 200-hour course. Yoga Education Topics includes the in-depth study of the yoga sutras and hatha yoga pradipika, as well as a deep understanding of the concepts of karma, dharma, rebirth, prana, koshas, and much more.

Yoga Lifestyle and Ethics:
We believe that learning how to teach yoga is just as important as learning how to conduct yourself as a yogi. Our classes streamline your yoga journey by offering unmatched value in delivering high-quality yoga education that will contain yoga information about how to conduct yourself according to traditional yoga principals, as well as discussions about ethical dilemmas, and the learners-educators relationship.

Yoga and Health:
Living a healthy lifestyle is directly proportional in obtaining the significant principles of being an effective yoga teacher well inclined towards yoga. In our yoga and health classes, you will get quality higher exploration about common diseases that affect millions of people worldwide, and how to treat these conditions with yoga and Ayurveda.

All students are required to observe fellow students classes, give and receive feedback, and complete practice teaching exercises and classes.

Yoga Course Outline

Asanas for 200 Hour Course

Our yoga course offers personalized Learning experience to cater to each student learning needs that let you gain insight into asana (Yoga Posture) which is imperative to the YTTC. Our yoga learning programs are engaging as your textbook will include all of the traditional Hatha yoga postures, describing how to perform the asana with proper breathing, focus, and duration. In addition to the textbook, your course manual will uncover concept with a lot of new Ashtanga asanas and deeper information about the anatomy of the poses. Here is a list of some of the asanas we will cover in class:

1. Padmasana (Lotus Pose )

2. Sukhasana (Easy Pose )

3. Siddhasana (Accomplished Pose )

4. Svastikasana (Auspicious Pose )

5. Baddha Konasana (Butterfly )

6. Dandasana (Staff )

7. Upavistha Konasana

8. Hanumansana (Splits )

9. Raja Kapotasana (Royal Pidgeon )

10. Gowmukhasa (Cow Face )

11. Navkasana (Boat Pose )

12. Vajrasana (Thunderbolt )

13. Marjari-Asana (Cat /Cow )

14. Shava Udarakarshanasana (Universal Spinal Twist )

15. Supta Hasta Pada Angushthasana

16. Supta BaddhaKonasana ( Reclined Butterfly )

17. Balasana/ Shashakasana (Child’s Pose )

18. Makarasana (Crocodile Pose )

19. Viparita Karani (Legs up the Wall Pose )

20. Savasana (Savasana )

21. Tadasana (Mountain Pose )

22. Utkatasana (Chair pose )

23. Virabhadrasana I ( Warrior 1 )

24. Virabhadrasana II (Warrior 2 )

25. Virabhadrasana III (Warrior 3 )

26. Utthita Trikonasana (Triangle )

27. Utthita Parsvottanasana (Extended side angle pose )

28. Adho Mukha Svanasana (Down Dog )

29. Ashwa Sanchalanasana (Equestrian Pose )

30. Vrksasana (Tree Pose )

31. Garudasana (Eagle Pose )

32. Uttanasana (Forward Fold )

33. Prasarita Padottanasana

(Standing Wide-Legged Forward Bend )

34. Janu Sirsasana (Head to knee pose )

35. Paschimottanasana

36. Parsvottanasana

37. Bujangasana (Cobra )

38. Salabhasana (Locust )

39. Dhanurasana (Bow Pose )

40. Ustrasana (Camel Pose )

41. Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (Bridge Pose )

42. Matsyasana (Fish Pose )

43. Urdhva Dhanurasana (Wheel Pose )

44. Vasisthasana (Side Plank )

45. Ashtanga Namaskar (Eight Point Salute)

46. Parivrtta Trikonasana (Revolved Triangle )

47. Ardha Matsyendrasana (Seated Spinal Twist Pose )

48. Sarvangasana (Shoulder stand )

49. Halasana (Plow Pose )

50. Karna Pidasana (Deaf man pose )

51. Sirsasana (Head Stand )

Sleeping Meditation


A mudra is a symbolic gesture that works in conjunction with pranayama (controlled breathing technique) conveying an attitude, belief or thought. Most commonly, mudras are performed while seated in Padmasana, Sukhasana or Vajrasana specific poses, with the hands, but during the Yoga course sequence, you will also learn about mudras carried out with the face and whole body. Mudras are also similar to some asanas, though they are performed with a particular intention, usually focusing on the dynamic flow or a chakra.

200 hour yoga courses in India

A sample of a few mudras that we learn during the course:

- Jnana Mudra
- Chin Mudra
- Yoni Mudra
- Bhairava Mudra
- Vayu Mudra
- Prana Mudra
- Shambhavi Mudra
- Khechari Mudra
- Pashinee Mudra
- Maha Mudra
- Ashwini Mudra
- And much more



The practice of pranayama is crucial to the yogic lifestyle. The best part of our morning meditation yoga session is a profound focus on the practice of a variety of pranayamas each day. Learning to regulate and control the breath via the "prana" is our vital life force, and this is an equally essential source to control our thoughts, minds, body systems functioning, and reaction to life situations. We can, in fact, extend enhance and improve the quality of our lives through the yoga skills in retaining and elongating the breath

Some pranayamas which you will learn and practice during the course are:

- Kapalabhati
- Bhastrika
- Anulom- Vilom
- Ujjai
- Chandra Bhedi
- Surya Bhedi
- Sheetali
- Seetkari
- and more

Kriyas (Shatkarma) 

The practices of Shatkarma (six actions for cleansing) invigorate, purify and cleanse the body, creating a sacred space for your soul to reside. 

During our well-rounded course design, you will learn about all of the kriya practices, but we will focus only practicing a few that involve cleansing the nasal passages, throat, and stomach. 

Towards the end of the course module we will facilitate the two-day cleanse of Shankhaprakshalana, a full digestive system cleanse. 

We encourage all the students to participate and feel the benefits, though we do not force any students to perform a kriya that is uncomfortable for them.

Yoga Philosophy

Our specific philosophy yoga module is based on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. The combined Yoga Sutras is divided into four main sections, each related to a whole different topic. The first chapter, Samadhi Pada, Patanjali attempts to answer and explore giving a wider insight into the question “What is Yoga.” 

Here he also discusses the different types of concentration focusing and clearing the mind. 

While the second chapter deals with the Yoga Sutras, Sadhana Pada, Patanjali speaks of Karma, Samskaras, and Avidya (ignorance). He addresses those who are seeking to attain self-realization and recommend Ashtanga or Raja Yoga as the systematic path. 

The third chapter of the Yoga Sutra revolves around Vibhuti Pada which is all about the further progressing limbs of Dharana, Dhyana, and Samadhi. In addition, this chapter also discusses siddhis or supernatural powers. 

The fourth chapter, is very advanced philosophy namely, Kaivalya Pada and explains furthermore deeply about enlightenment. 

The understanding and comprehension of this chapter is for very advanced yogis and spiritual practitioners and is typically hard for the average person to grasp them. During our entire course, we will cover a basic overview of Patanjali's yoga sutras, in conjunction with some other topics of Yoga Philosophy from the Hatha Yoga Pradipika and Bhagavad Gita.


Our courses are registered with Yoga Alliance USA. This means that at the end of the course, you will be certified as a yoga instructor through Yoga Alliance. Whether you plan to teach yoga or are only looking for a way to deepen your personal practice, having a certification from a Yoga Alliance certified school will work for your benefit as our program is very well rounded and designed to meet a higher standard. 

When you leave Chandra Yoga...

The bond created during the tenure of yoga classes’ leave many students with a feeling of connected together as they say that the hardest part and crucial moment about leaving Chandra is leaving the friends that have become more like a family. Indeed, this is the gain of benefits alongside learning yoga, as you come to attain a teaching certificate, but you walk away with so much MORE. The friendships developed during the four weeks are intense, and it does not take much for students to feel quite like at home away from home and comfortable with each other. As Chandra, the environment of fun frolic and get together for deeper spiritual exploration through comprehensive yoga classes when your 12 hours per day are occupied in the company of like-minded yoga enthusiasts walls come down, people open up, and beautiful real friendships are formed out of vulnerability and honesty. Though the students come from entirely different parts of the world, they quickly realize that they have many things in common. Besides learning the ancient art of yoga the journey of residential yoga teacher training is such a beautiful process facilitating you on how to share your joy with others, and make genuine, lasting connections. 

Outing with students


Next YTTC Date

12 July to 08 August in Rishikesh, India

12 August to 08 September in Rishikesh, India

See all Dates >>

New Announcement

Himalayan Yoga Tour

Discover the mighty Himalayas at Dharamshala & Rishikesh and enjoy the scenic beauty while practizing some yoga postures. More >>


We accept PAYPAL

Advance registration fees US$ 350 +10 PayPal Fee = 360 USD balance on orientation day


Words of our students

Yoga Teacher Training | Yoga in Rishikesh | Yoga in Goa | Yoga in Dharamshala | Yoga Dates & Fees | Register for a course | Photo Gallery | Contact us