This course is designed to make you an internationally certified Yoga Trainer over the course of 200 hour training in 21 days, and it makes you eligible to enter the Yoga Alliance. Gyan Yog Breath focuses on personal attention, small groups, individual feedback and highly-qualified teaching staff. All teachers, gurus or masters of yoga here hold PhD or master degrees and some have been teaching all over the world (China, Germany, France, Switzerland, USA and Brazil).
The entire team is 24/7 reachable to make sure you feel safe, happy and understood. At the Info round (the evening before course start) you will be given all necessities like a new yoga mat, two-course books, cleansing materials, one mala, t-shirt and Rudraksh Mala.
All yoga levels are welcome from beginner to advanced. As one of the oldest and most experienced yoga schools in Rishikesh, Gyan Yog Breath has established an excellent course curriculum and knows the importance of building an accessible bridge between East and West.
All course materials, props and teacher training programs are registered and approved by Yoga Alliance. Students who complete their subsequent training are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®).

What you gain:

  • A supportive and encouraging environment that will leave you with wonderful friends from all over the world
  • Study Ayurveda with Dr Vipul Kumar as part of the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
  • Feel inspired and motivated by our caring team of Indian and European teachers who want see you grow and evolve
  • Excellent multi-lingual communication pre- and post-course with assistance on how to begin your career (post TTC Assistance)
  • Our entire team is ready to guide you and focus on your personal growth, inner balance and unique transformation
  • Learn the Emotional Blockage Treatment (Included Extra Module, exclusively taught at Gyan Yog Breath)
  • Participate in real karma yoga: we organise a fun yoga workshop for local slum kids, do beach clean ups and contribute to a healthier and more sustainable world

Training Overview:

Hatha Yoga Asana
Yogic postures comprise four hours of the daily schedule. You will be introduced to the various asanas in a systematic manner with a progressively increasing level of difficulty. Once the basics are mastered, asana flows, adjustments and subtle aspects of breath & awareness will be brought into focus. During the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training you will:

  • Build up a huge knowledge of postures
  • Increase your strength and flexibility
  • Learn all main asana names in Sanskrit and English
  • Become confident in teaching postures
  • Learn some more Advanced postures

You will learn how to adjust asanas and understand how adjustment can deepen your practice. You will cover their benefits, modifications and cautions. We use different props such as bolsters, belts, pillows and blocks to maximize the effect.

Pranayama (breathing techniques)
%You will learn techniques to work with vital energy centers in the body with the goal of becoming proficient enough to teach these skills to your students.

Shatkarma (cleansing techniques)
Yogic cleansing practices will be integrated into the daily morning schedule and will work in conjunction with the asana practices.

You will cover a range of meditation techniques that will help build concentration and focus in your daily practice. Techniques include Om chanting, Chakra and Power of Transformation meditation.

Mantras (chanting)
A range of mantras will be taught including the Gayatri Mantra and many more. Find your inner harmony in these sessions.


  • Introduction to anatomy
  • Skeletal system
  • Muscular system
  • Nervous system
  • Endocrine system
  • Respiratory system
  • Circulatory system
  • Digestive system

Besides the body systems of the human body, you will gain practical and theoretical knowledge of:

  • Which muscles contract in a certain posture
  • Which muscles relax or counter-act in a certain posture
  • How does a posture affect the muscular system
  • How does a posture increase flexibility
  • Which muscles are affected in which posture

Yoga Philosophy
This class will focus on introducing you to the basic philosophy, concepts and history of yoga. It will cover the various traditional philosophies and viewpoints, insights from modern research and ways in which the essence of this holistic life-view can be integrated into a modern lifestyle. During your 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, you will cover:

  • Yoga Sutras: parts of the Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra
  • 8 limbsofAshtangayoga
  • How to overcome Panch-klesha: the five causes of pain and miseries
  • The philosophy behind Raj yoga and Hatha yoga
  • Parts of the Bhagavad Gita

Teaching Methodology
This class will give you the necessary building blocks to devise your own yoga class. Learn how to motivate your students by teaching inclusively to the range of abilities that you may be faced with.

  • Practice teaching with Lead Teacher
  • Receive/give feedback
  • Prepare your own class
  • Teach your own class
  • Adjust your students correctly

Yoga teaching practice
Teaching Practise is the last practical part of the course. You will:

  • Practice teaching as lead teachers
  • Receiving/giving feedback
  • Prepare your own class
  • Teach your own class
  • Adjust your students correctly

Emotional Blockage Treatment
Emotional Blockage Treatment is a sacred healing therapy that aims to implement emotional freedom, peace and detoxification. Through pressing certain points in your body, accumulated energy blockages are removed and the energy can flow at its maximum again. Accumulated energy blockages result in depression, anxiety and various physical and mental diseases.
This module will help you to free yourself from past pain and repetitive negative thoughts. You will also learn how to give this treatment to others. Gyan Yog Breath believes that a clear mind and a healthy body are the foundation of a happy and peaceful life.

Ashtanga Vinyasa
You will learn the primary Ashtanga Sequence, Sun Salutation Variations, Jumps, Counter-Poses and Benefits.

The Ayurveda Classes cover the Introduction to Ayurveda, Doshas, Gunas, Dietary Recommendations, Health According to Ayurveda and Personal Consultation.

20 Nights 21 Days Available on request Uttarakhand
What we'll give. What we won't

What is included in the program

  • 21 days, 20 nights accommodation
  • 2 times a day healthy vegetarian or vegan meals
  • Daily meditation, pranayama and yoga philosophy classes
  • 1 white yoga t-shirt
  • 2 course books and one teaching guide
  • Complimentary Ayurvedic consultation
  • Notebook and pen
  • 1 mala (Indian mantra necklace) and a farewell gift
  • Yoga Alliance registered certificate (upon successful completion)
  • Tea and filtered water
  • Cleansing process materials

What is NOT included in the program

  • Air or Road Travel to the Retreat Location
  • Visas and other permits
  • Any food & beverages outside the Retreat Program
  • Any Local Tours and Sight Seeing
What makes this tour special
  • This course covers all areas of yoga including yoga asanas, alignment, Hatha (main style), Ashtanga Vinyasa, alignment, mantra chanting, Shatkarma, yogic philosophy, Vedic scriptures, yogic anatomy, group discussions, Beach Yoga, Karma Yoga, and extra modules like "Transformational Breathing", "Ayurveda", and "Emotional Blockage Treatment"
  • Experience the magical birthplace of yoga Rishikesh in combination with enriching wisdom and secret tips on how to become a radiating yoga teacher
  • Explore the divine intricacies of yoga in its many forms

Weekly Schedule

Week 1
*06:00 - 07:00 Shatkarma
*07:00 - 08:00 Pranayama
*08:00 - 09:30 Hatha yoga class
*09:30 - 10:00 Brunch
*11:00 - 12:00 Anatomy class
*12:00 - 13:00 Ayurveda
*13:00 - 14:00 Fruit Snack
*14:00 - 15:00 Karma yoga
*16:00 - 17:30 Hatha asana class
*18:00 - 19:30 EmotionalBlockageTreatment
*19:30 - 20:30 Dinner
*22:00 Lights off

Week 2
*06:00- 07:00 Shatkarma
*07:00 - 08:00 Pranayama
*08:00 - 09:30 Hatha yoga class
*09:30 - 10:00 Brunch
*11:00 - 12:00 Alignment
*12:00 - 13:00 Philosophy class
*13:00 - 14:00 Fruit Snack
*14:00 - 15:00 Karma Yoga
*16:00 - 17:30 Hatha asana class
*18:00 - 19:00 Meditation
*19:00 - 20:30 Dinner
*22:00 - Lights off

Week 3
*06:00- 07:00 Shatkarma
*07:00 - 08:00 Pranayama
*08:00 - 09:30 Hatha yoga class
*09:30 - 10:00 Brunch
*11:00 - 12:00 Teaching Methodology/Preparation
*12:00 - 13:00 Philosophy class
*13:00 - 14:00 Fruit Snack
*14:00 - 16:00 Break and Study Time
*16:00 - 17:30 Ashtanga class
*18:00 - 19:00 Meditation
*19:00 - 20:30 Dinner
*22:00 - Lights off

Week 4
*06:00- 07:00 Shatkarma
*07:00 - 08:00 Pranayama
*08:00 - 09:30 Teaching practice
*09:30 - 10:00 Brunch
*11:00 - 12:00 Teaching Practice
*12:00 - 13:00 Philosophy
*13:00 - 14:00 Fruit Snack
*14:00 - 16:00 Study Break
*16:00 - 17:30 Teaching practice
*18:00 - 19:00 Meditation
*19:00 - 20:30 Dinner
*22:00 - Lights off

Pickup point
Retreat Location
Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India View on Map
Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free, Organic
Mountain, Forest
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