500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training India

An authentic 500 hour yoga teacher training course certification in India Rishikesh

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500 hour YTTC

Shared Room

€ 3195

Private room

€ 3740

Course Date

  • 05 Jun - 13 Junl, 2020
  • 05 Jul - 12 Aug, 2020
  • 05 Jun - 13 Jul, 2021
  • 05 Jul - 12 Aug, 2021
  • 05 Jun - 13 Jul, 2022

We offer 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in India for those practitioners who are looking to challenge themselves, evolve their Yoga practice, become a Yoga teacher, and to immerse into a deep study of the ancient and authentic Yoga. The course is a combination of 200 hour and 300 hour certification courses, where you begin with the basic level and gradually proceed to the intermediate and advanced level of Yoga teacher training.

This Teacher Training equips Yoga teachers with expertise in sacred Yoga practices, which includes practical as well as theoretical knowledge of Yoga. The 500-hour course is a perfect choice for those of you, who wish to complete your entire Yoga teacher training in one go. You will not only deepen your personal practice, but will be fully prepared to teach Yoga. Besides being suitable for those who wish to become highly skilled Yoga teachers, the 500-hour Yoga teacher training is also meant for individuals who want to improve their personal Yoga and meditation techniques or those who wish to improve their physical, mental and spiritual well-being.

Here you will learn Yogic breathing techniques (Pranayama), Yogic cleansing (Shatkarma), Yoga poses (asanas) and meditation in theory and practice. With deep understanding, you will also be instructed in the teaching methodology for Asana (physical postures), Pranayama (breath control) and Dhyana (meditation) so you can share your experience with your own students.

This Yoga teacher training course in India will bring upon a deep profound understanding of Yogic discipline, the diet, cleansing rituals and teachings of how you can become a competent Yoga teacher. This Yoga training appreciates, respects, and supports different learning styles, utilizing instructional methods that effectively engage verbal, visual, auditory, tactile and kinematic learners. Everyone is appropriately engaged in developing the essential skills and knowledge for highly competent and confident teaching. Start your journey and explore your true potential with the help of yogic practice, which has been taught and followed by spiritual masters for centuries.

Retreat center in Rishikesh, India

In India, you will learn Yoga in the lap of Himalayas, in the Yoga capital of the world. The retreat center is near the banks of river Ganges and is amidst the picturesque surroundings- at the foothills of the Himalayan ranges. We carefully selected this place for Yoga practice as the quiet and warm atmosphere is perfect to recharge spirits and fill the mind with positivity.

To know more about your accommodation in Rishikesh, click here

At Vedic Yoga Academy, we provide accommodation that can be best described as a home away from home. The rooms are spacious, ventilated, well lit and adequately furnished and hold all modern facilities with Wifi, western bathrooms and comfortable beds. You can relax, feel comfortable and are provided with a congenial environment to pursue your yogic practices.

Anatomy and Physiology of Yoga – Understand the way in which the body is described and understood in yogic philosophy and teachings. Get the knowhow and skills of the body while practicing in Vinyasa Flow Yoga Classes. asanas (static postures), vinyasas (dynamic exercises) and Pranayamas (breathing exercises) of Hatha Yoga. This is required for you to understand safe, stable physical alignments in Yoga poses and how to adapt the teaching for various indications.

Yoga Asana– Understand and practice Asanas, an important part of Yoga, as it helps to keep the physical body healthy. The body is the vehicle for the spirit and looking after the physical body is important for spiritual development. You would practice asanas to have a range of emotional and energetic benefits, increase your discipline and concentration, and ready the mind for meditation.

The Traditions and Lineages of Yoga – An integral part of this teacher training is learning about Yoga and its lineage, tracing the traditions of the wisdom which dates back to 5000 years.  This plays a huge role in understanding the true meaning of Yoga and holds the wisdom for living life in harmony with self and others.

The Yoga Transformation – Learn all about the Yogic Science and how it creates and generates positive changes in your life. Experience what Yoga has to offer and how to identify it.

The Science of Yogic Breathing – Yogic breathing is a fundamental practice in the study of Yoga. It is one of the limbs of Patanjali's eight-limbed path, is also known as pranayama -"control of life force," and is aimed at increasing vital energy in the body and mind. In the Teacher Training you will understand how Yogic breathing can lead to immense concentration and mindfulness, while receiving physical and emotional benefits.

The Energetic Body – Learn how to keep your energetic, mental and emotional body clear of blockages, which is vital to good health. We will teach you how to remove toxic influences from your surroundings and your energy, for you to feel lighter and happier.  Gain knowledge on the subtle life force energy - ‘prana’, the different types of energies, the nadi energy channels and chakra energy centers.

Ayurveda – Ayurveda is a 5000 years old science which is more than a mere system of treating illness, it is a science of life (Ayur = life, Veda = science or knowledge). Learn the wisdom designed to help people stay vital while realizing their full human potential. You will get guidelines on ideal daily and seasonal routines, diet, behavior and the proper use of senses.

Meditation – Understand and practice the technique of mindfulness - focusing the mind and training it towards undivided attention and awareness, to achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm state.

Kriya Yoga – Understand in great detail the comprehensive spiritual path, which includes additional meditation practices and right living to be in the state of unlimited consciousness.

Yoga Nidra – It’s a practice that takes the practitioner to a relaxed body, fluid mind, and charged intuition. You will learn all the five-stages of Yogic Nidra and take your conscience to different parts of the body and attain deep relaxation.

Mantra and its practice – Together we will discover the neuroscience behind why mantras make potent additions to your yogic practices, and identify with the ones which work best for you.

Restorative Yoga – Experience a very different type of Yoga where you slow down and open your body through passive stretching. You will understand the sequences of Yoga poses that allow you to completely relax and rest.

Advanced Sequencing – Advanced Yoga sequences work your body from every angle and challenge you to test your limits in exhilarating advanced asanas. You will also learn how to create your own meaningful sequences by using asanas, Pranayama and meditation.

Yogic lifestyle – Get the knowledge of core philosophies of a Yogi and how you can live a life of purpose and fulfillment.

On successful completion of all course requirements, students will be awarded 200 and 300 hour Teacher Training Certificates. These certificates will allow you to teach Yoga anywhere in the world in different settings.

Yoga training details

Advanced Exploration into the Philosophy of Yoga

Deep Meditation: Understanding of mindfulness and deep relaxation

Advanced Pranayama: Deeper understanding of breathing techniques and their benefits

Deep Knowledge of Asana: Benefits, Contraindications, Therapeutic applications

Advanced Sequencing

The healing art of Yoga Nidra

Going deep with healing sound with help of Mantra, Kirtan and Chanting

Yoga Anatomy and Physiology of the Body

The art of Observation, Assisting and Adjustment

Exploration and application of Yoga Ethics in life

How to conduct Private sessions & Workshops

Ayurveda and Yogic Lifestyle – Benefit from the Wisdom of Yogis

Daily Schedule

06:15 – 07:45 am

Hatha Yoga Asana

08:00 – 09:00 am

Pranayama (Breathing practices)

09:30 – 10:30 am


10:30 – 11:30 am


11:45 – 01:15 pm

Yoga Anatomy

01:30 – 02:30 pm


02:30 – 04:00 pm

Self Study

04:00 – 06:00 pm

Vinayasa Yoga

06:00 – 07:30 pm

Meditation, Yoga Nidra

07:30 – 08:30 pm


*The schedule is subject to change.

Course Fee
Shared Room
€ 3195
Private Room
€ 3740

The fee includes the tuition, certificate, course materials, accommodation and food three times a day for the whole training.


The advance payment is done via PayPal or Bank Transfer.

20% of the total amount is required to be transferred as registration fee.

You can pay the remaining amount on arrival or transfer the complete amount in advance as you wish. The payment can be made via cash, debit, credit or transfer. Transactional fee might apply.

For further questions related with the payment please contact us via vedicyogaacademy@gmail.com.

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500 hour Yoga teacher training India Calendar 2020

500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training India

Jun 05 - Jul 13, 2020

All Inclusive Fee from €3195

500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training India

Jul 05 - Aug 12, 2020

All Inclusive Fee from €3195

500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training India

Jul 05 - Aug 12, 2020

All Inclusive Fee from €3195

500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training India

Jun 05 - Jul 13, 2021

All Inclusive Fee from €3195

500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training India

Jul 05 - Aug 12, 2021

All Inclusive Fee from €3195

500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training India

Jul 05 - Aug 12, 2021

All Inclusive Fee from €3195

500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training India

Jun 05 - Jul 13, 2022

All Inclusive Fee from €3195

500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training India

Jul 05 - Aug 12, 2022

All Inclusive Fee from €3195

500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training India

Jul 05 - Aug 12, 2022

All Inclusive Fee from €3195

What do we teach?

  • What is classical Hatha Yoga?
  • Sun and moon energy flow
  • What is asana?
  • Asana and emotions
  • Asana with breath
  • Posture awareness
  • Sequence of asanas
  • Core principles of hatha yoga practice
  • Benefits of Asana
  • Traditional sun salutation
  • Standing pose
  • Sitting pose
  • Kneeling pose
  • Backward bending pose
  • Forward bending pose
  • Twisting pose
  • Core pose
  • Inverted pose
  • Relaxation pose
  • Meditative pose

  • What is Vinyasa Yoga?
  • Prepration for vinyasa
  • Dynamic Sun
  • salutation
  • Vinyasa Series-1
  • Vinyasa Series-2
  • Sukshma vyayam (preparatory movements )
  • Pavan muktasana series
  • Structuring and sequencing of postures

  • What is pranayama?
  • What is Prana?
  • What is Nadis?
  • Psychological effect of yogic breathing?
  • Importance of diaphragmatic breathing
  • Benefits of Pranayama
  • Brahmari pranayama
  • Ujjai pranayama
  • Sheetali pranayama
  • Nadi shodhanam
  • Kapalbhati
  • Bhastrika pranayama

  • How to sit for meditation?
  • How to breathe for meditation?
  • Movement meditation
  • Chakra meditation
  • Kundalini meditation
  • Mantra meditation
  • Breathing awareness meditation
  • Energy meditation
  • Personal meditation practice
  • Advanced techniques of meditation
  • Silent meditation

  • Introduction of yoga, origin and its history
  • Principles of yoga
    Introduction to Bhagavad Gita
  • Introduction to Patanjali Yogasutra
  • Introduction to Hatha Yoga Pradipika
  • What is Karma yoga?
  • What is Bhakti yoga?
  • What is Jnana yoga?
  • What is Raja yoga?
  • What is yama and nimayam?
  • Pancha Koshas: The 5 sheaths of existence
  • What is mind?
  • Foundational pillars of life
    Pancha Kleshas (five sources of pain and suffering)
    Yogic self-transformation and development
    What are the Gunas?

  • What is kundalini?
  • Kundalini awakening
  • Symptoms of kundalini rising
  • Manifestation of
  • Kundalini energy
  • What is chakras?
  • Muladhara Root chakra
  • Svadhisthana Sacral chakra
  • Manipura Solar Plexus chakra
  • Anahata Heart chakra
  • Vishuddha Throat chakra
  • Ajna Third eye chakra
  • Sahaswara Crown chakra 
  • Physical and
  • Psychological effects of Chakra
  • Chakra balancing
  • Chakras and emotion healing
  • Subtle body

  • What is meaning of Mantra?
  • What is nada Yoga?
  • How to chant mantras?
  • How to create positive vibrations with mantra?
  • Healing Mantras
  • Gayatrai Mantra
  • Guru mantra
  • Ganasha Mantra
  • Mahamrityunjaya
  • Peace shanti mantra
  • Omkar Mantra
  • Bija Mantra
  • Inner sound and vibration
  • Sound Healing

  • What is Yoga Nidra?
  • Shavasana practice
  • Excise without movement
  • Relaxation by first tensing and relaxing each body part
  • Simple relaxation
  • Subtler relaxations
  • 31 points practice
  • 61 points practice
  • Yoga Nidra 1
  • Yoga Nidra 2
  • Yoga Nidra for insomnia and sleep deprivation
  • Four states of consciousness
  • Meaning of dreams
  • Yoga for deep sleep
  • Yoga Nidra benefits

  • Yogic Mudras for stress
  • Internal mudra
  • Hand Mudras
  • Healing Mudras for physical body
  • Pranic gestures for awakening energy
  • Bandha locks for energy flow
  • Mula Bandha - Importance of root lock
  • Uddiyana bandha
  • Jalandhara Bandha
  • Maha Bandha

  • Deeper connection with your inner-self
  • Deep soul cleansing
  • Inner strength
  • Inner guidance
  • Inner peace
  • Self-discovery
  • Self-Healing
  • Self-awareness
  • Mental and emotional blocks
  • Spiritual reality
  • Chakra cleansing
  • Astral projection
  • Self-purification
  • Self-development
  • Spiritual relationship

  • Jala Neti
  • Sutra Neti
  • Stomach Cleansing
  • Body Detoxification
  • Silence Practice

  • What is Ayurveda?
  • Ayurveda benefits
  • Health and Ayurveda
  • Vata
  • Pitta
  • Kapha
  • Ayurvedic Food
  • Ayurvedic healing
  • Yoga and ayurveda

  • Benefits of Yoga
  • Yoga therapy counselling
  • Yoga as therapy
  • Yoga therapy for common problems
  • Yoga for back pain
  • Yoga for joint pain
  • Yoga for insomnia
  • Yoga for shoulder pain
  • Yoga for Constipation
  • Yoga for Mensuration
  • Yoga for Concentration
  • Yoga for depression
  • Yoga for digestion
  • Yoga for eyes
  • Yoga for flexibility
  • Yoga for health
  • Yoga for daily life
  • Yoga for children
  • Yoga for Stress
  • Yoga for Women
  • Yoga for Beginners

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