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500 Hours Yoga Teacher Training, Rishikesh

Beginner Level Course

Yoga, as a way of life and a philosophy, can be practiced by anyone with inclination to undertake it, for yoga belongs to humanity as a whole. It is not the property of any one group or any one individual, but can be followed by any and all, in any corner of the globe, regardless of class, creed or religion.

Just started out? Wish to learn and enjoy the benefits of Yoga? You have come to the right place. We, at Happy Yoga International, offer comprehensive one and two weeks intensive 500 Hours Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh India. (Beginner Level) the Yoga capital of the world. The coursework is specially designed keeping your unique requirements in mind, and it covers the essential basic concepts of Yoga to prepare you for the further intermediate and advanced courses. The idea is to build a solid foundation that will pave your way towards further learning and growth.

You will learn in a safe residential environment among people from all around the world. Our certified faculty will ensure a smooth and seamless learning while also taking care of your individual needs and requirements.

The 500hrs beginners’ course will cover the basic concepts of both Hatha Yoga as well as the Ashtanga Yoga. Once you are comfortable with the basics, you can move further and take more advanced courses as per your learning curve.

Highlights of 500 hrs Yoga Teacher Training Course

  • The Key Objective of the course is to help you master the basic elements of Yoga philosophy and kick-start your spiritual journey as well as Yoga teaching career.
  • The course will be conducted in a spiritually charged environment to help you imbibe the concepts of Yoga and understand the core teachings of Yoga philosophy.
  • The course will be conducted by well-trained, qualified teachers, who have several years of experience in spiritual practice and practising Yoga.
  • The course covers the essential elements of both Ashtanga Yoga and Hatha Yoga.
  • The course structure has been meticulously designed on the basis of the core Yoga scriptures – Yoga Sutras By Patanjali (Ashtanga Yoga) as well as Hatha Yoga Pradipika (Hatha Yoga).
  • The Asanas classes will help you understand the concepts of correct Body postures and their significance with respect to physical fitness, Chakra healing and Kundalini Awakening.
  • The course will also give you a detailed understanding of the core meditation techniques and also give you ample scope to enhance your meditation experience.
  • In addition to giving you a complete understanding of the Yoga philosophy, the course will also give you essential teacher training skills, so that you become a well-qualified Yoga practitioner.

Key objective of 500HRS Yoga Teacher Training Course

  • Develop an understanding of core concepts of the Yoga philosophy
  • Learn and understand the essential ‘eight’ steps of Ashtanga Yoga
  • Learn various Yoga postures or Asanas as a part of Hatha Yoga
  • Develop your personal physical and spiritual practice daily Sadhana, meditation, and pranayama.
  • Develop efficient teaching and training skills for becoming a certified Yoga Teacher

Key Subjects taught during 500HR Teacher Training Course

Ashtanga Yoga

We primarily focus on Ashtanga Yoga, the key philosophical system given by Maharshi Patanjali, in the Yoga Sutras. The Ashtanga system details a six-legged path towards achieving enlightenment or self-realization. Our curriculum is essentially based on Yoga Sutras by Patanjali.

Hatha Yoga

Hatha Yoga deals with the Asanas or the body postures to give you physical agility and strength to sit in yogic postures for a long period of time. We cover all the essential elements of Hatha Yoga including the key Asanas related to all the body parts.


Pranayama is one of the most crucial elements of Yoga. Prana means life, Yama means control. Hence, Pranayama essentially means controlling your breath. It has been proved that breath has a direct effect on our thoughts. Incessant thoughts lead to shortness of breath. Similarly, deep breath leads to the calmness of mind. Pranayama leads to a control of breath as well as prana to enhance the meditative experience.


We cover all the essential techniques and forms of meditation. Enhancing meditation experience makes the core of yoga practice. Without a seamless meditation experience, your spiritual journey won’t go far.


Shatkriya refers to the purification of a body through a system of yogic practices like Neti, Dhauti, Nauli, Basti etc. The practices are taught exactly as outlined by Yogi Swatmarama in Hatha Yoga Pradipika.

Yoga Anatomy

Yoga anatomy will discuss the science of human anatomy and its relevance to Yoga and spiritual enlightenment. Understanding Human anatomy will also help you get a better understanding of the various asanas.

Yoga Psychology

Discover the intricate details of human behaviour as expounded by the Yogic philosophy. Understand the connection between our mind and soul, and how the latter affects both our psychological and emotional state.

Vedic Chanting

Understand the effect of Vedic chanting on spiritual awakening and connecting with the divine. Also, understand how mantras affect your body, mind and soul, and help you in spiritual progress.

Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra is the state of consciousness between waking and sleeping. Understand how Yoga Nidra can help in experiencing quick relaxation. Discover how regular practice of Yoga Nidra can help you rejuvenate and relax.

Alignment and Balancing

Perfecting the Asanas involves learning how to achieve proper body alignment and maintain body balance during asanas. Alignment classes help you achieve better body balance and alignment to achieve success during Asanas.

Teaching Methodology

We will give you core skills to become an effective Yoga teacher. Learn how to prepare the Yoga course module, and deliver an impactful training session. Get hands-on experience with live Yoga classes.

Please check Yoga Training Syllabus page for more details.

500 Hours Yoga Course In Rishikesh: Daily Schedule

We, at Happy Yoga International, follow a well-structured schedule and ensure high standards of discipline and abstinence during the course. The course spans across 7 to 8 hours daily starting early morning until the early evening. In order to help you make the most of the course, we have designed a comprehensive curriculum with lots of learning, practice as well as self-contemplation.

The exact daily schedule is as follows:

  • 05:30 am – Wake Up
  • 06:00 am – Herbal Tea
  • 06:15 am – Shatkarma/Yogic cleansing
  • 06:30 am – Pranayama and Vedic Chanting
  • 07:30 am – Yoga Asana or Hatha Yoga
  • 09:00 am – Breakfast
  • 10:30 am – Yoga Philosophy
  • 11:30 am – Yoga Anatomy
  • 01:00 pm – Lunch
  • 04:30 pm – Yoga Breathing | Yoga Nidra
  • 05:00 pm – Hatha Yoga or Asanas
  • 06:45 pm – Pranayama | Meditation
  • 07:30 pm – Dinner
  • 10:45 pm – Lights Out
Note: This time table is subject to change as per weather conditions. Classes are held 6 days a week. The 7th day is for optional Day-Trips.

Yoga Alliance Certification

Yoga Alliance 200hrs Yttc 300hrs yttc

Our courses are structured as per the guidelines of the Yoga Alliance, USA and cover all the essential topics like Ashtanga Vinyasa, Hatha Yoga, and Meditation, mantras, prayers etc. We have already trained thousands of seekers from all over the world and helped them navigate this exciting journey of self-exploration and spiritual enlightenment.

According to Yoga Alliance, Our coursework covers both basic as well as advanced concepts of Yoga philosophy and includes the essential elements of both Hatha Yoga and Ashtanga Yoga. Our curriculum is inspired directly by the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, the founder of Yoga science.

Upcoming 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training India 2020-2021

We conduct regular courses for 500 Hours residential Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training in India in 2020. All courses are certified by Yoga Alliance, USA and recognised all over the world. The courses are conducted in a natural and spiritually-charged environment surrounded by Hills and at the banks of the river Ganges. All students receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course.

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Note: Female students can book the twin-share accommodation online. We will find another female student to share the room. For male students, please book twin-share room online only if you have a partner to share the room. If not, please email us to check if there is any another male student to share the room.

Pricing includes :

  • New yoga mat
  • Books, Manuals & neti pot.
  • 14 Days of all ayurvedic/vegetarian meals and drinks.
  • 14 days of Accommodation, with attached bathroom.
  • 1 GB of complimentary Wi-Fi.
  • Yoga Alliance Certification
  • Evening Walks/meditation/mantra chanting/video shows etc.
  • Transport / Flight Tickets.
  • Payment processing fees charged by Paypal / Payment Gateways / Currency Exchange fees.

Fees || Payment Option || Refund Policy

Payment Options

Information and Instructions for payment procedure will be sent to you with your letter of acceptance. To reserve your seat, you need to pay US$ 100 as non-refundable deposit.
The balance of the payment may be made on Orientation Day upon arrival in Rishikesh. The Payment methods we accept are cash (Indian Rupees or US Dollars), credit card and online transfer using Paypal. Payments by online transfer may be made in any Currency.

Refund Policy

Advance course fees will not be refundable.
If the student cancels the course, we accept cancellation but advance deposit will not be refunded in cancellation.
There is no charge of course cancellation, student just has to inform by email.
All candidates are advised to compulsorily consider the time and resources for the course before sending an application for YTTC.

Course Fees

Course fee: $ 700
The course fee also includes accommodation, three times meals, Wi-fi, complimentary local-sightseeing.
The course will last for two weeks, including seven hours of daily teaching hours of practice, theory classes, philosophy and anatomy classes, as well as asana practice. You will also learn some advanced meditation techniques that will enhance your entire learning process.


We offer residential facilities to all our students, so that when they arrive here, all they do is learn, and not waste time in arranging various facilities. Our school is conveniently located in the foothills of Himalayas, at the banks of Holy River Ganges, providing the perfect milieu to learn & practice spirituality.

The rooms are equipped with all modern facilities and include a seating area, balcony with the beautiful and picturesque view of the Himalayas, attached bathroom with hot and cold shower, and Wi-Fi facility. The healthy and nutritious food is prepared with oriental spices and natural Himalayan herbs as per the Yoga guidelines. The food is completely satvic, and doesn’t contain hot spices or artificial additives.

Airport Transfers and taxi to pick up and drop can be organized at extra cost. Please check Accommodation page for more details.


1What are the benefits of Yoga?

Yoga essentially brings you closer to your inner self and it removes your attachment to the physical reality surrounding your soul. Hence, it is the path towards liberation or self-actualization. Once we attain that state, we reach a state of perfect bliss, pure consciousness devoid of ego, attachments, desires etc. Yoga not only has immense spiritual and emotional benefits, but it improves our physical health as well. Through asanas, Yoga also vastly improves our physical fitness.

2 How long should I practice Asanas?

A daily practice of 30 minutes to 1 hour is enough for practising Asanas. But meditation can be practised for long periods of time as per your convenience.

3What will be the strength of the classes?

There might be approx 15-20 students per class.

4Why should I learn Yoga classes in Rishikesh?

Yoga is not a luxury, but a necessity for your body, mind as well as the soul. In today’s modern world which is chasing material wealth and comforts, we spend almost lost touch with our reality, and think that we are only our physical body. Yoga science says that inside our physical body, there is a spiritual body or soul or Purusha or Brahma. To lead a blissful existence free of pains, sorrows and vicissitudes of life, it is crucial to real our essential nature, else we get immersed in the vicious circle of happiness and sorrow defined by our physical reality.

5 What is the suitable time for Yoga?

Early morning before sunset is considered to be the perfect time to practice Yoga. Yoga can be done in the evening after lunch having a break of 4 hours. In the evening you can have tea or juice 30 minutes before starting yoga. Yoga can also be done anytime but with the empty stomach.

6Any age limit for doing Yoga?

There is no upper or lower age limit for learning or practising Yoga. But of course, if you are physically ill, and too little to practice complex Asanas, then it is advisable not to try too hard.

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Our team consists of some of the most experienced and skilled Yoga teachers in India

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