200 Hour vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training Rishikesh

At Living Yoga School, we believe our 200 Hour vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh (TTC) is the perfect option for any individual or groups, keen to further their teaching capabilities and understanding of Vinyasa Yoga. This course will also support your own Yoga practice and lead to a stronger and more agile body, peaceful, calm mind, revitalised and re-energised energies – it’s changed the lives of many people around the World! Our teachers take pride in ensuring that you gain a firm understanding of all the major and more intricate aspects of Yoga to help you become a rounded Yoga practitioner and an expert Yoga Teacher – asanas are not enough! The fact that Yoga has become such a popular way to strengthen the mind, body and spirit means there has never been a more perfect time to become a qualified Yoga Teacher, approved by Yoga Alliance International/USA/UK.

We’ve also chosen Rishikesh, India as the destination for our Ashrams and Schools. Rishikesh is both the present day and historic, spiritual home of Yoga. The Greatest Yoga Masters and Gurus have come from and passed through Rishikesh on their spiritual journey. This spirit hasn’t been lost and this spirit has been captured and is radiated by our facilities, Yoga Teachers, Staff and of course our founder Yogi Vishnu Panigrahi. You’ll be surrounded by this spirit whilst you stay in our beautiful Ashram over the 15 day 200 Hour Teacher Training Course (TTC).

Why Choose us : Though we’re named Living Yoga School it’s not just Vinyasa Yoga that we teach. Our range of courses also include 200 Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Course (TTC) and 200 Hour Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training Course (TTC), which includes just as much depth, quality and quantity within the course content and how we train – we don’t cut any corners! Here are some other highlights of the course: 200 Hours, 15 Day stay at our beautiful, comfortable, homely Ashram, in Rishikesh, India during the course

  • Yoga Asanas, History and Theory
  • Yoga Philosophy and Satsangs
  • Yoga Physiology and Biology
  • Yoga Chemistry, Energy and Health, including Ayurvedic Practices
  • Monday to Saturday classes, Thursdays are half days

Our courses are comprehensive and thorough and have been designed to distil the true essence of Yoga and Yoga Training.

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We support your learning journey every step of the way and make sure that during the 15-day course, you also receive a wonderful experience of Rishikesh and it’s hospitality. We can help with advising you on onwards trips, where to eat, spend time and enjoy all of what Rishikesh ash to offer to advance your Yoga journey as far as possible, it will be a breathtaking, life-changing experience for you. We look forward to welcoming you to our facilities and having the privilege to teach and inspire your Yoga future and present – get in touch with us today! ”Yoga is the practice of quieting the mind” Patanjali

200 hours Yoga teacher training inspection- Yoga certificates provided by Rishikesh Yoga Training Institute are certified by Yoga Alliance, USA, Yoga Alliance International.

Rishikesh is considered the capital of yoga training in the world. Taking yoga teacher training from Rishikesh gives you an opportunity to become familiar with the culture and tradition of India.

We look forward to welcome you with open arms in our heart warming and uplifting Yoga School in India!

” Yoga is the practice of quieting the mind.” Patanjali.

What characterizes us?

Rishikesh, also referred to as ”the Yoga capital of the world” is a unique place to study yoga. Surrounded by the holy waters of the Ganges, set onto the hills of the beautiful, green Himalayan Mountains you’ll experience an instant and natural feeling of true happiness and gratitude. Enjoy the nightly Ganga Aarti (fire offering) on the Ganges in the evenings. All and all granted for a truly spiritual journey into India, completing your Yoga course with an uplifted spirit and feeling compassion for everything surrounding you.

Next to this we are very proud to introduce you to our beloved family consisting of our highly qualified Indian team of teachers and our staff members. All teachers have a unique approach with a personal touch of love, paying attention for the group process but also meeting the student’s personal needs. Our humble staff members will do everything in their power to make your stay as convenient as possible, making it feel as if you are at home.

Course program

The course has a duration of 2 weeks. Classes will be held from Monday till Saturday, with a half day on Thursday and an off day on Sunday. The full program can be find under ”Happy Yoga TTC schedule”.

Eligibility and accreditations

Living Yoga School 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course (TTC) can be undertaken by any individual or groups regardless of what level your Yoga practice is currently or your background – we have hosted students from all over the World including USA, UK, Russia, China, Australia and more, we’re truly a global family! Living Yoga School is a Registered Yoga School (RYS) with Yoga Alliance International/USA/UK, which means by completing our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course (TTC), you will be professionally qualified and certified to teach and train Yoga anywhere in the World. Assessments will be based on written assignments as well as practical evaluations, conduct observation and assessment – we want to make sure all aspects of your being reflects a true Yogi!

To get the 200-Hour Yoga instructor diploma the student needs to attend the 2-weeks duration course. Assessments will be based on written assignments as well as practical evaluations and student conduct will be a part of the assessment criteria.

“The body is my temple, asanas are my prayers.” Bks Iyengar


  • Jnana mudra
  • Chin mudra
  • Yoni mudra
  • Bhairava mudra
  • Shambhavi mudra
  • Nasikagra
  • Khechari
  • Preparation
  • Uddiyana
  • Jalandhar
  • Mula & Maha Bandha Teaching
  • Teaching
  • Doubts
  • Introduction to Meditation
  • Breathing Awareness Meditation
  • Om / Mantra Meditation
  • Trataka
  • Dynamic meditation
  • Tips for developing concertation
  • Silence Practice
  • Ajapa japa
  • Antar mouna

Brief overview:

  • Digestive System
  • Respiratory System
  • Circulatory System
  • Nervous System
  • Endocrine System
  • Organs
  • Bodily systems
  • Nadis
  • Chakras

Guidelines in Studying Asana Anatomy

  • Muscular System
  • Skeletal System
  • Muscle Functions according to Joint Movements

Anatomy of:

  • Breathing
  • Inversions
  • Savasana
  • Demonstration
  • Alignment
  • Instructions
  • Positive & conscious communication.
  • Friendship and trust.
  • Time management
  • Qualities of a teacher
  • Principles of demonstrating, observation, assisting, correcting.
  • Use of voice in class
  • Mental & emotional preparation for teaching.
  • Class preparation
  • Step by step class structure planning.
  • Written Test
  • Oral Test
  • Attendance
  • Performance
  • Behavior
  • Om Asato Maa Sadgamaya
  • Tvameva mata ca pita Tvameva
  • Om Tryambakam Yajamahe
  • Om sahana vavatu
  • Guru Brahma Guru Vishnu Gurudevo maheshwara
  • Yogena Cittasya
  • Hare rama, Hare Krishna
  • Vakratunda Mahakaya Mantra

Surya Namaskar (Sun salutation) and Chandra Namaskar (Moon salutation)

Alignment, Assist and Adjustment for the following Asanas

  • Pawanmuktasana series 1
  • Pawanmuktasana serie 2
  • Pawanmuktasana serie 3
  • Surya Namaskar ( sun salutation)
  •  Chandra Namaskar (Moon salutation)
  •  Tadasana (palm tree pose)
  •  Triyak tadasana (swaying palm tree pose)
  •  Trikonasana (triangle pose)
  •  Parivirtatrikon asana – revolving triangle pose
  •  Uttkatasana –chair pose
  •  Virbhdrasana 1 -warrior 1
  •  Virbhdrasana 2 -warrior 2
  •  Virbhdrasana 2 -warrior 3
  •  Ardha Chandrasana- Half moon pose
  •  Vriksasana – tree pose
  • Parvatasana – mountain pose
  • Adho mukha svanasana – downward facing dog
  • Kati chakrasana – waist rotating pose
  • Malasana – squatted yoga pose
  • Garudasana – eagle pose
  • Baddha Konasana- bound angle pose
  • Rajkapoot asana – pegion pose
  • Bhujanghasana – cobra pose
  • Urdhva mukha svanasana –upward facing dog
  • Matsyasana
  • Setu Bhandasana
  • Utrasana
  • Dhanurasana
  • Salabhasana
  • Supta Virasana- reclining hero pose
  • Virasana –hero pose
  • Vajrasana –thunderbolt
  • Gomukhasana
  • Balasana
  • Dandasana
  • Ardha Matsyendrasana

Coverage: Alignment, Drishti, Adjustment, Options

  • Surya Namaskar A
  • Surya Namaskar B

Asanas for Beginners:

  • Padangusthasana
  • Padahasthasana
  • Utthita Trikonasana
  • Parivrtta Trikonasana
  • Utthita Parsvakonasana
  • Parivrtta Parsvakonasana
  • Prasarita Padottanasana A B C & D
  • Parsvottanasana
  • Eka Pada Padangusthasana A B C & D
  • Ardha Baddha Padmottanasana
  • Utkatasana
  • Virabhadrasana A & B
  • Dandasana
  • Paschimottanasana A B C & D
  • Purvattanasana
  • Ardha Baddha Padma Uttanasana
  • Triang Mukaikapada Pashimottanasana
  • Janu Sirsasana A B & C
  • Marichyasana A B C &
  • Navasana
  • Bhujapidasana
  • Kurmasana
  •  Supta Kurmasana
  • Garbha Pindasana
  •  Kukkutasana
  •  Baddha Konasana A & B
  •  Konasana
  •  Upavishta Konasana
  •  Supta Konasana
  •  Supta Padangusthasana A & B
  •  Ubhaya Padanghusthasana
  •  Urdhva Mukha Pashimottanasana
  •  Setu Bandhasana
  •  Urdhva Dhanurasana
  •  Salamba Sarvangasana
  •  Halasana
  •  Karnapidasana
  •  Urdhva Pindasana
  •  Matsyasana
  •  Urdhva Padmasana
  •  Sirsasana
  •  Urdhva Dandasana
  •  Baddha Padmasana
  •  Yogimudra
  •  Uplutih
  •  Savasana

Week 1

  • Introduction of Pranayama
  • Benefits of pranayama
  • General guidelines
  • Clavicular
  • Thoracic and Diaphragmatic Breathing (Yogic Breathing)
  • Ujjayi
  • Bhastrika
  • Kapalbhati
  • Nadi – Sodhana
  • Bhramari
  • Surya – Bhedi & Chandra – Bhedi
  • Sheetali & Sheetkari

Sitting postures for pranayama sadhana-

  1.  Easy Pose
  2.  Half-lotus
  3.  Swastikasana
  4.  Siddha yoni asana
  • Basic Relaxation
  • Tension Relaxation
  • Full Body Relaxation
  • Rubber-neti
  • Jalaneti
  • Kapalbhati

Week 1

  • Introduction to the Himalayan Tradition of Yoga
  • Introduction to the different Indian philosophy
  • History of Yoga
  • Yoga Sutra of Patanjali
  • Types of yoga

Week 2

  • Eight limbs of yoga
  • Yamas and Niyamas(Ethics of yoga)
  • Philosophy of Asana
  • Concentration and its power
  • The Universe

Week 3

  • 4 aspects of mind
  • how to controld the mind
  • Samadhi and the goal of yoga
  • Introduction to Bhagawat Geeta

Week 4

  • Chakras
  • Kundalini
  • Science of Karma
  • Indian culture and Spirituality


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  • 14 Days Shared Accommodation
  • Yoga material
  • Daily nutritious meals, Tea
  • Free pick-up service from dehradun airport
  • One Free Ayurvedic massage
  • Nature excursions
  • Private accommodation
  • Air-conditioner


09:00 TO 10:00 AMBREAKFAST
01:15 TO 02:15 PMLUNCH


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 effect on student monthly performance.

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 programme, participants are required to attend all spiritual activities, meditation sessions, lectures and asana classes. Meat, fish, eggs, black tea, coffee, 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.

  • Vinyasa Yoga Academy is a Traditional Vinyasa Yoga School.
  • The Teaching starts from early in the morning. The time schedule of the practices changes according to the seasons.
  • Respectful behavior is mandatory at all times on and off the premises.
  • To respect the rules and regulations Vinyasa Yoga Academy will not refund the fee of students after joining the course.
  • We must be informed in advance if the student is not going to come for a meal.
  • Before departure from Vinyasa Yoga Academy, students must return all the books from the library.
  • Non-veg. food, smoking, and drinking alcohol are not allowed on the Vinyasa Yoga Academy premises.
  • On the premises, modest dressing is mandatory.
  • Silence should be maintained after 8 pm.
  • Regular home work should be completed.
  • All classes are mandatory to attend.
  • As a part of the evaluation procedure there will be a final exam both theory and practical.
  • Vinyasa Yoga Academy reserves the right to disqualify any students at anytime during TTC for misconduct or breaking the rules..