Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India

For the majority of people, yoga has slowly become a significant lifestyle. This strong practice is one of the best alternatives to gain more flexibility. Perhaps you might have hit the workout at the gym and tried a yoga class to lose weight. For others, it may have the output of a desire to calm mind and gain a better understanding of the physical body. Whatever might be the reason behind opting for Yoga courses in Rishikesh India you must have felt something deeper and different about this practice.

About Yoga Teacher training 

Yoga Class with Dr.Sushil Yogi

Most of the yoga enthusiasts joining a yoga teacher training course crave to understand yoga on the deeper level than they can achieve in a 60-minute class scheduled yoga class at their local yoga studio. We invite you to join us for a yoga ttc irrespective of your plan to become a yoga teacher or to deepen your personal practice.

Multi-style yoga teacher training in Rishikesh India expands the wonderful opportunity to meet and converse with more like minded people from worldwide. This experience is great for our graduates. There is no best alternative than completing Yoga TTC in India as compared to other parts of the world. The Yoga Teaching Training Course enables you to focus 100% on your yoga study with no distractions or stress of your everyday life.

  • Yoga Sutras
  • Philosophy
  • Teaching Methodology
  • Asanas
  • Pranayama
  • Bandhas
  • Mudras
  • Kriyas
  • Human Anatomy
  • Adjustment and Alignment
  • Mantras
  • Meditation
  • and much more

Being the student at Chandra Yoga International Besides learning the art of teaching yoga asana, you will explore a comprehensive understanding of the philosophy, yoga lifestyle, meditation, pranayama, anatomy and other techniques of yoga. You can avail the credentials necessary to teach in your home country and all over the world through our internationally accredited Yoga Alliance certified yoga courses. Our high-quality yoga program is best for everyone either a beginner or a seasoned practitioner interested in studying yoga.  

Students providing each other with "feedback" after individual teaching practicums. Each student is provided with the time to share what they enjoyed about the other students teaching, and offer feedback as to how the student-teacher could improve their teaching

You will graduate from the course with many new skills, such as:

  • Techniques for modifying postures for individuals who may be unable to participate in "traditional" therapeutic yoga asanas  practice.
  • Improved verbal communication skills for teaching yoga.
  • The ability to "read" students bodies in asana class, giving you the confidence that you need to correctly adjust and align their bodies.
  • A deep understanding of ancient yoga philosophy as rooted in Vedic scriptures.
  • Knowledge of how to live the yogic lifestyle, including ayurvedic food concepts, cleansing practices, and tips for daily spiritual practice.
  • The confidence to design and teach your own yoga classes.

Dr. Sushil Yoga Class 

Here, you will get the perfect opportunity to connect and interact with other like-minded yoga practitioners from worldwide as you can make new friends with the common desire to gain a deeper knowledge of yoga. Yoga-Meditation in Rishikesh India yoga journey enables you to become a part of the global yoga community through a wide interaction on a large scale with the teachers and fellow students. Besides, learning on the broad concepts on how to teach yoga this TTC program will facilitate you to explore the deepest part of yourself in a safe supportive and encouraging environment. Through comprehensive yoga teacher training yoga course, you will gain the ability to maintain internal peace and eternal joy regardless of the external circumstances. Deepen your knowledge Elevate and expand your horizons self-awareness and experience true yogic lifestyle with this exceptional course curriculum. Our Teacher Training Course meets the expectations of everyone from being a yoga practitioner, a teacher hoping to learn more, or brand new to yoga.

Yoga courses Rishikesh has much in store for you as you learn more besides asana, with a bit of pranayama which is the norm in western yoga classes. Our yoga schools stand apart in delivering best yoga sessions to understand yoga more deeply in our classes, apart from the physical aspect, you will learn how to properly breathe in your asana practice for yourself as well as your future students. You will master the skills of the contraindications of the poses and proper alignment so that you can safely instruct and guide others into the poses. You will explore a spiritual and mental level of yoga as you learn in deep the health perspectives of yoga offering the best alternatives to deepen meditation and how to calm the mind, using yoga asana, also the focus is on the chakras and how they are activated using yoga asana and meditation practice. With the best combination of educational lecture and experiential classes you will gain more in-depth insight into yoga as your days will be jam packed with classes in philosophy, ancient yoga history, anatomy, and yoga lifestyle along with building a comprehensive knowledge base on pranayama, meditation, mantra chanting and asana.


Why choose an intensive YTTC?

Yoga training Rishikesh, focus on two different primary approaches “intensive” style and “module” style while intensive yoga more immersed into deepening yogic lifestyle studying yoga 5-6 days per week, for 7-12 hours per day, “module” style is completed over a period of 1 or 2 years, with programs on the weekends, and possibly one weeknight. In addition, Intensive style YTTCs usually comes with accommodation, food, classes, and sometimes local tours or sightseeing.  “Module” style is suitable for people who are already working a full-time job and/or have a family and cannot afford the time to go away from their home to an intensive program. The intensive program is most suitable in case you have the time and ability to immerse into yoga. In other words, intensive program is designed to feel the true effects of the yogic lifestyle on your body and mind and learn yoga in a home away from home. An intensive YTTC at Yoga Niketan Yoga Ashram offers delightful magical experience as you start your day with a healthy regimen of daily meditation, pranayama, and asana practice, with the supply of pure vegetarian Sattvic and Yogic food prepared in the hygienic community kitchen. You will develop friendship interaction with fellow yoga practitioners that will leave you glowing with the bliss and love of yoga. In addition, the yoga journey is made more entertaining with the presence of comprehensive Library well stocked with books authored by many spirituals gurus.

Some of our teachers making adjustments during morning asana class in Dharamsala, India 

About adjustments:

"Adjustments" is related to the action of a teacher placing their hands on your body in order to help you deepen the pose that you are performing. At Chandra Yoga, we respect the fact that each individual has the right to refuse or receive adjustments. In the initial class, we will ask and note each of your unique injuries, areas of concern, and whether or not you wish to receive adjustments. This adjustment depends on your ease and uncomfortable level at first, but it is also an option if you would like to receive after the first week or two. Keep in mind that most adjustments feel amazing, but can sometimes feel a bit uncomfortable if you are particularly tight in that area. We encourage students to always listen to their own bodies, and choose to refuse or welcome adjustments based on their own comfort level. During the TTC, you will also learn how to give adjustments, as that is an important part of learning how to become a yoga teacher!

Our team offers assistance in planning your travel to India.

We understand that for some the prospect of traveling to India alone can be intimidating, and we would love to help ease your mind and answer any questions that you may have. Experience the fascinating culture of India with the magnificent beauty of serene and peaceful settings optimum for yoga practice, home to interesting festivals, shops, culture, food, sights, and most of all- people! We would love to have you join one of our courses in India and experience the mesmerizing culture of India.

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 yoga ttc program in india  

Daily Schedule:  TTC Program 8 - 9 hours a day

(one and a half free days per week)

06:15 to 07:45 - Morning Meditation, Mantras & Pranayama

Our first class of the day begins as day breaks in India. The town is still quiet and sun is rising as you walk to class with the sound of the birds chirping. Enter into our bright new yoga hall with panoramic views of the Himalayan Mountains at sunrise. Make yourself comfortable in “sukhasana” or “easy pose”, as we will be sitting here for some time learning Sanskrit mantras and breath control techniques. The morning meditation class sets the tone for a bright and balanced day. 


07:45 to 08:00-  Tea Break

The yoga course curriculum is accentuated with the timely tea break made lively with the share of natural, caffeine free Ayurvedic Yogi Tea amongst fellow students and teachers. The warmth of this tea is perfect to enhance your digestion level system which is great to start in the morning and provides optimum time to chit-chat with other students.

08:00 to 10:00-  Yoga Asana Practice

Time to get moving! Often depending on the nice weather we may walk down to the banks of the Ganges and practice yoga sessions outside. We begin the morning classes with nice movements and stretching in the form of asana flow to get the blood and oxygen circulating through your body with the after affect of removal of any toxins or stiffness that may have built up during your sleep. In the yoga session phase expanding from an hour and a half practice, we move on to discuss some lecture points related to the class and yoga postures which we have performed. The expansion of the knowledgebase in yoga is made interesting with the questionnaire round where we encourage you to explore your own bodies and share as you learn.

10:00 to 11:00-  Breakfast

Going on with the famous saying, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and I definitely have a hearty breakfast before I do anything”. ~ By Mayer Hawthorne

Our yoga course works exactly in sequence to this, as once we have worked up the morning asana practice we replenish the yoga exercise workout and nourish our bodies with a wholesome and delicious breakfast. The delish breakfast includes wholesome intake of warm oats with brown sugar and a variety of seasonal fruits which may include papaya, apples, mango, grapes, watermelon, oranges, and/or bananas.

11:00 to 13:00-  Lecture (Yoga Principles / Philosophy / Yoga Sutra)

Yoga lectureThe yoga asana practice is made more informative with theory. During this time you will explore and learn about a variety of topics related to philosophy, ancient Sanskrit yogic texts, and the yoga lifestyle. You may follow along with your reference course handbook during the lecture session, and you are always welcome to ask questions. We encourage and motivate students to share their current knowledge related to the topic, amongst fellow learner as we use this time to learn and grow together.  

TTC Lunch13:00 to 14:00-  Lunch / Rest time

It’s time to learn about the theory behind our yoga asana practice. During this time you will learn about a variety of topics related to philosophy, ancient Sanskrit yogic texts, and the yoga lifestyle. You may follow along with your course handbook during the lecture, and you are always welcome to ask questions. We encourage students to share their current knowledge related to the topic, as we use this time to learn and grow together.


14:00 to 16:00-  Anatomy (weeks 1 and 2), Self-study time (weeks 3-4)

Yoga Anatomy ClassDuring the first two weeks course curriculum, you will spend this duration learning about the human body and its correlation to yoga heal effect. In this module, you will gain insight into the knowledge of the muscles, joints, ligaments, and tendons involved in many of the commonly practiced asanas, as well as the vital role of the spine in both asana and pranayama (breathing practice). The lectures will include information on the bodily systems and physiological workings with more focus on the circulatory, digestive, nervous, endocrine, and respiratory systems. During weeks 3 and 4, this time will be used to focus on svadhyaya or “self-study” allowing you the quality time to go on with the textbooks, homework, and prepare for your future teaching practicum classes. This is also the best time to finish all the personal errands such as running to the store, doing laundry, or making phone calls.


16:00 to 16:30-  Tea Break

Yogic TeaAs we move on with the final class of the day we take a short break to revitalize with a warm cup of Yogi tea.


16:30 to 18:15-  Yoga Asana Practice and Theory

Yoga ClassThe afternoon yoga asana class course curriculum is especially devoted to prepares you to teach yoga. This time of the class is devoted toward comprehensive drill down on the various concepts of different classifications of postures and discuss their proper alignment, benefits, entering and exiting the poses, contraindications, and tips for teaching these postures to your future students. We will also discuss the broader aspects of the use of props, adjustments, making modifications, sequencing, and using among other topics.


18:30 to 19:30-  Dinner time

“I generally unwind by having dinner with close friends.” ~ Nelson DeMille

This quote has a lot intact with the dinner time that is made more delish to relax and unwind with the last meal of the day as Chandra Yoga Teacher Training School provides students with a perfect pure vegetarian sattvic and yogic Meal. Dinner menu items are a bit similar to the lunch with hearty vegetables, warm dal, rice, chapattis, and a salad of raw cucumbers, beets, and carrots. Take some time to reflect on the day and your experience as you chat over another cup of yogi tea with friends.

20:00 to 21:30-  Self Study

Self StudyThe source of core learning and concept Foundation comes through a dedicated self-study as we ask our students to take some time to review notes from class, work on yoga assignment, or journal their experiences from the day. We believe that the foundation of svadhyaya in the form of “study of the self” is equally significant to study educational material. It is our hope that during the teacher training program you not only learn how to teach yoga but also gain greater insight into how to become more in touch with your intuitive self through quiet times of reflection and meditation.

21:30- Lights off

After a healthy day of balanced physical and mental effort, you will be ready to turn down the sheets for some much-needed rest. It all starts again tomorrow at 06:15 am, so sleep well!

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Yoga TTC in India

Yoga Teacher Training: Eligibility

Anyone interested in learning ancient traditional yoga and its applied science, with the ability to follow the instructions and lectures in English (or in the language for which a translator is specified being offered for certain courses) is welcome to join our YTTC.

The applicant's age should be between 18 to 60 years age at the time of admission.

The applicant should be in a good physical condition to accommodate our busy schedule of at least 6 to 9 hours of class daily. 3-4 hours of class per day is dedicated to the physical (asana) practice of yoga, however we do not spend this entire time doing the physical practice ourselves. We also break down the postures, studying them individually as you practice. Therefore, it is not required to be in "perfect" physical condition to take our TTC. We believe that yoga should be accessible to all people, regardless of their experience level or physical abiltiy. We only require that you bring an open heart and mind. 

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12 July to 08 August in Rishikesh, India

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