Course Details

500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course

  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Language: English
  • Module: Residential with Meals
  • Level: Advanced
  • Certification: Yoga Alliance
  • Style: Multi-style
  • Date: 1st of every month
  • Course Fee:
    • $1599 USD (Double Occupancy)
    • $2199 USD (Single Occupancy)
  • Course Fee Without Stay:
    • $1099 USD (Food is included)
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500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh India

A master level yoga teaching program that works to enhance your yogic knowledge to a whole new level is 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh India. Where there is no doubt left, where there every nuance gets clear, where there you get to understand yoga deeply, that higher level is the master level program of 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course. This program works in building up the learning you get from other levels of yoga TTC. This course contains two levels, i.e., the first level of 200 Hours - 25 Days Yoga TTC and the second level of 300 Hours - 30 Days Yoga TTC. There will be around a week off between these two programs so that one can explore the beauty of their school location. After completing the whole 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course Program you can feel...

the life-changing experience that will be benefitted you in a quite positive way.

Specially designed for yoga seekers all around the world, this 500 Hour Yoga TTC in Rishikesh will take you to the depth of the knowledge of yoga. Certainly, this course will strengthen your practice and learning of yoga and further builds your existing skills in the yogic field. So, through "Vinyasa YogaAshram", give your yogic life a bright new way

500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training - Important Points

Completing both the 200 and 300 hours yoga teacher trainings with the same yoga school ensures both consistency and depth. This is the fastest way to complete all your Yoga Alliance RYT course requirements.

500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training - Course Syllabus

  • 500 hours is a combination of 200 and 300 hours of yoga TTC, we start with the primary series in the first month and then progress our students gradually to the intermediate series of Ashtanga yoga and we systematically guide them through the complete sequence created by K. Pattabhi Jois in a traditional way which includes-

    • Month 1
      • Week 1 - Introduction to Ashtanga yoga (Primary series) followed by Sun salutations A & B.
      • Week 2 - Standing sequence postures & use of yoga props.
      • Week 3 - Seated sequence postures & Finishing sequence postures.
      • Week 4 - Mysore style & Teaching practice.

    • Month 2
      • Week 1 - Practice of Primary series guided by the instructor and Mysore style practice.
      • Week 2 - Starting with intermediate series halfway.
      • Week 3 - Full intermediate series guided by the instructor.
      • Week 4 - Mysore-style intermediate series & Teaching practice.
    • Introduction and benefits Vinyasa Flow
    • How to design a Vinyasa Flow sequence
    • Vinyasa flow for peak postures
    • Importance of breathing in Vinyasa flow
    • How to cue/instruct the Vinyasa flow for different levels of practitioners

    In the last week of both 200- and 300-hour courses, students will be asked to prepare their own flow and guide the class.

    • Introduction to Yoga Philosophy (Yog Darshan) and its evolution
    • Patanjali Yoga Sutras in detail
    • Nadis (Ida, Pingala & Sushumna) in detail
    • Chakras in detail
    • Eight limbs of Ashtanga Yoga
    • Pancha – Vayus, Panchakoshas
    • Life stories of yogis (Inspiring stories)
    • Introduction to applied yoga anatomy
    • Anatomical explanation of Asana
    • Importance of movements
    • introduction to a skeleton system
    • Understanding joint mobility and their restrictions
    • Introduction to the muscular system
    • Muscle contractions in detail
    • Tension, tightness, strength weakness of a muscle
    • Understanding flexibility & strength in detail
    • Muscle relaxation technique
    • Co - Activation of muscles & Bandhas
    • Musculoskeletal system
    • Neuromuscular system
    • Anatomical exploration of an exercise or posture
    • The yogic approach to breathing and circulation
    • Introduction and benefits of Pranayama
    • Introduction of meditative poses and mudras
    • Introduction of bandhas (locks) and Kumbakhas (breath retention)
    • Knowledge sharing and regular practice of below mentioned breathing exercises:
      • Clavicular, Thoracic and Diaphragmatic Breathing
      • Yogic Breathing
      • Ujjayi, Bhastrika, Kapalbhati, Surya – Bhedi
      • Nadi – Sodhana, Bhramari, Chandra – Bhedi, Sheetali, Sheetkari
    • Jalaneti
    • Rubber-neti
    • Eye-cleansing
    • Kapalbhati- cleansing the lungs
    • Kunjal - stomach cleansing
    • Shankprakshalan
    • Dhauti Kriya
    • How to sequence a class
    • How to work with breathing and posture to create an appropriate sequence
    • How to adjust
    • How to work with different level of students
    • How to cue/instruct for different level of students
    • Building Positive & conscious communication, Friendship and trust
    • Time management
    • Qualities of a teacher
    • Principles of demonstration, observation.
    • Assisting and correcting the postures
    • Use of voice in class
    • Mental & emotional preparation for teaching
    • Class preparation
    • Step by step class structure planning.
    • Fundamentals and need for Body alignment in Yoga Asanas
    • Alignment of different postures like standing, seated, backward extension, forward extension, twisting, inverted postures
    • Alignment explanation covers
      • How to perform the posture
      • Correct Alignment
      • Common mistakes and Precautions
      • Contraindication
      • Benefits
      • Modifications
      • Verbal adjustments
      • Hands on adjustments
    • Introduction and importance of Meditation
    • Tips to improve concentration in order to avoid distractions during Meditation.
    • Different types of meditation techniques like:
      • Om / Mantra Meditation
      • Trataka
      • Dynamic meditation
      • Silent Meditation Practice Japa Meditation
      • Ajapa japa
      • Antar mouna
      • Nada Brahma Meditation
      • Yog nidra
  • Students will be tested based on

    • Written Test
    • Asana Practical Test
    • Vinyasa Flow teaching to the class
    • Attendance, Performance & behaviour

    • Sound healing
    • Keertan meditation
    • Beach yoga
    • Acro yoga
    • Yin yoga
    • Partner yoga
    • Iyenger class

    Note:- all these additional classes are not part of the course but are included additionally

500 Hour Yoga TTC - Daily Schedule

  • 05:00 Am Morning Bell

  • 06:00 - 07:00 Am Shatkarma & Pranayama

  • 07:00 - 08:30 Am Vinyasa flow Yoga

  • 08:30 - 09:30 Am Breakfast in Silence

  • 09:30 - 10:30 Am Yoga Philosophy

  • 10:45 - 11:45 Am Yoga Anatomy

  • 12:00 - 01:00 Pm Alignment- Adjustment- Methodology

  • 01:00 - 02:00 Pm Lunch in Silence

  • 04:00 - 5:30 Pm Ashtanga Yoga

  • 06:00 - 7:00 Pm Meditation & Mantra chanting

  • 07:10 - 08:00 pm Dinner in Silence

  • 10:00 pm Lights off


What is Included?

  • 58 Nights of Private or Shared Accommodation
  • Free Pickup from Dehradun Airport
  • 3 Times Daily Nutritious Vegetarian Meals and Herbal Tea
  • 2 Ayurvedic Massages
  • Cleansing Kit
  • Training Manual and study material
  • 24/7 support during your stay at the Ashram
  • Theoretical and Practical Skills
  • Wifi Access
  • Weekend Excursions
  • Kirtan and Movie Night
  • 24 X 7 CCTV Surveillance

What is NOT Included?

  • Air fare
  • Room Heater - 50 USD Extra
  • Air-conditioner- 50 USD Extra

Note: All classes are mandatory only in case of an emergency or illness one can take leave with respected teacher permission. Uninformed leaves won’t be accepted and this will leave bad impression on student monthly performance.

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500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training - Course Fees & Upcoming Dates 2023-2024

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Course Duration: 56 Days

Course Fee:

USD 1599 Shared Room

USD 2199 Private Room

Course Fee without Stay:

USD 1099 Food is Included

What is 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Includes?

  • Ashtanga Vinyasa Series
  • Vinyasa Flow
  • Asana Alignment
  • Pranayama (Breathing Techniques)
  • Philosophy And Ethics
  • Anatomy And Physiology
  • Meditation And Mindfulness
  • Teaching Methodology
  • Excursions & Silence Day

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Ashtanga Yoga

Comes with the benefits of the enhancement of flexibility & strength, stress management techniques, and attainment of inner calmness, Ashtanga Yoga is the yoga style of exercise created by K. Pattabhi Jois. It is the eight limbs in the Yoga Sutra outlined by Patanjali that comprises postures, concentration, meditation, and ethical & moral guidance.

Started by five repetitions of Surya Namaskar A and B respectively and followed by a standing sequence, the practice of Ashtanga forced to grow and focused.

By moving your body powerfully and quickly during Ashtanga will also help in the purification of mind and body.

Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Vinyasa is a Sanskrit word that means "Variations within prescribed parameters". This style of yoga is a breath initiated process. This yoga style helps in synchronizing the bond between our daily life actions with the intent of moving towards the important aspects of life. Vinyasa or Flow yoga comprises various identical postures, the order of which often changes. This yoga type is having a flowing rhythm at a quick pace that links our breath with the movements.

The two classes of Vinyasa cannot be alike. Vinyasa flow helps in preventing repetitive injuries and helps in building a more balanced body.

Accommodation for Yogi

Soul flourishes in a healthy body in the same way our physical body requires a healthy, safe and hygienic atmosphere. Vinyasa Yoga Ashram has situated in a peaceful place and surrounded by lush green mountains and fields.

Keeping in mind our rooms are designed according to yoga teacher training course. Our rooms are spacious and ventilated. Our management is always your service to keep your rooms clean and hygienic.

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Food for Yogi

Food Whatever we eat can affect our mental and physical body. Eating balanced and notorious food is very important for yogis. Yogic Diet is based on natural healing, rejuvenating and energizing elements from the revered science of Ayurveda.

It is a perfect food for nourishing the mind, body and souls of budding yogis.

So Vinyasa Yoga Ashram provides you yogic food which helps you physically in increasing your flexibility and stamina, mentally it helps you in being aware of your thoughts and breath. We are very adamant about bringing nutritious, vegan and gluten-free food for our students.

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  • 1st Sunday Excursion

    Tour to the Himalaya
  • 2nd Sunday Excursion

    Vashishta Cave
Weekend Excursions

Rishikesh is situated on the land of the divine and spirituality. To experience the beauty and the enthusiasm of the city of Yoga, Let's visit the sacred places of Rishikesh

  • 3rd Sunday Excursion

    Ganga Aarti
  • 4th Sunday Excursion

    Water Fall

A high degree of self-motivation is required for all aspects of the course. The practice and especially the teaching of yoga demand a high degree of self-discipline and purity. To ensure the success of the program, participants are required to attend all spiritual activities, meditation sessions, lectures and asana classes.

Meat, fish, eggs, alcohol, tobacco, drugs and nudity are prohibited during the course as they are counterproductive to the yoga practice. Participants who do not comply with the school rules may be dismissed from the course.

Rules for Students

Smoking and alcohol are strictly prohibited in the school. If you are having a fast any day, you have to inform the kitchen manager for avoiding food waste. Always make discipline, respect teachers and follow all rules. Always be on the time, you are late means will not be permitted to join the class.

Clear your books of account before departure from Vinyasa Yoga Ashram. Before departure return your books, maps or any goods which you borrowed. Vinyasa Yoga Ashram provides accommodation for a student who joins the yoga course. So any friends or relatives will not be included in accommodation however they can stay in school by renting another room. The student has to be present in all scheduled program of Vinyasa Yoga Ashram.

Refund Policy

An advance of course fees will not be refundable, only in the case of emergency students can join us on other schedules.

If a student cancels the course after joining it, we accept cancellation but course fees will not be refunded in cancellation. There is no charge of course cancellation.

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Frequently Asked Questions - 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

500 Yoga TTC is for someone who is either a complete beginner or a good practitioner but is determined to become a teacher or a better practitioner by devoting 200% to this course, as this will be 2 month-long intense course. This course will include 200 hour Yoga TTC to set the basic foundation in the first month and 300 hour Yoga TTC to deep dive in the second month. On successful completion, the student will be certified as RYT 500 which is a very advanced level certification.

As this is a fully residential course for 2 months, the student will have to find a home away from home. Our very comfortable accommodation, 3 times home cooked sattvic meal, experienced teachers always there to help and assist the students, the very approachable support staff is always here for any issues or queries. Vinyasa Yoga Ashram is like a second home for students who wish to get into this very serious yoga journey.

Rishikesh is considered the birthplace of Yoga. Here, many saints in the past had come to meditate and gain spiritual knowledge. Their journey and experience have become a source of wisdom that has been passed from one generation to another. So, learning Yoga from Rishikesh is not only about learning how to perform asanas, but about the true Yogic life that one can choose to live.

RYT stands for Registered Yoga Teacher. This is a certification from Yoga Alliance which is an international group recognizing Yoga teachers worldwide. On completion of 200 hour YTTC and 300 YTTC, they are considered as RYT 500 as per Yoga Alliance. This is the advanced level certification that will help in the Yogic career.

Even a beginner who is serious about his/her yogic career should go for 500 hour Yoga TTC course. This will demand 2 months of dedicated practice towards Yoga and all the topics related to it. This level of certification will help the students to get a better visibility worldwide.

The syllabus covers all the main subjects like multi-style asana that include Ashtanga yoga asana: Primary and Intermediate series, Vinyasa yoga asana derived from Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga, theory sessions that starts from basics in 200 hours and get deeper into next level in 300 hours like understanding the strengthening, and stretching techniques in Anatomy and Alignment, detailed information of Yog sutras in philosophy, learning the art to teach in teaching method and advanced meditation and pranayama lessons. The syllabus is as per the Yoga Alliance standards.

This course is very intense and will not be suitable for a pregnant woman. However, pregnant women can attend the pre and post natal Yoga TTC course to help them in the journey of pre and post pregnancy.

As this course it also for absolute beginners, it is okay even if you have no knowledge about Yoga. However if you wish to gain some knowledge, you can read some books that are recommended on our page.

Comfortable loose clothes are preferred while performing asana.

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