At the most experienced Yoga Teacher Training Centre in India

Gyan Yog Breath Yoga Teacher Training school invites you – as an aspiring yoga teacher or yoga practitioner- to take part at the Yoga Alliance registered 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course in Rishikesh, India.

Highlights of the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training at Gyan Yog Breath:

  • One decade of experience: Since 2008 we have been re-defining and re-inventing the curriculum of this Yoga Teacher Training
  • High Quality: As the oldest yoga centre in Rishikesh, we have established the best Yoga Training Program with the most qualified and firmly rooted instructors
  • All levels welcome: suitable for beginner, intermediate and advanced practitioners
  • Personalised Setting: This Yoga Teacher Training enables you to find your own uniqueness as a foundation of a clear and spontaneous teaching ability
  • Inner Intelligence and Intuitive Flow: These are the necessary elements taught here to create dynamic and safe classes in order to inspire and share the power of yoga
  • Tailored for you: exploring your full potential and investigating your entire being and thought process, lets you recognize the true meaning behind yoga and spirituality
  • Tradition & Science: Learn traditional hatha yoga with scientific explanations, spiritual experiences and enriching discoveries
  • Post-Yoga Teacher Training assistance and social media distribution: Receive guidance in obtaining a career after the training and benefit from our web recognition
  • Community Feeling: With more than 2500 graduates, 100+ Completed Teacher Training Courses and students from more than 110 countries, we welcome you to join the Gyan Yog Breath Yoga Family

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Gyan Yog Breath
Visthapit Nirmal B, Rishikesh Uttarakhand –
249202 India

How This 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Benefits Your Personal Life and Career

This comprehensive 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training encourages profound transformation, increased confidence and mental clarity. You will become familiar with the essence of yoga philosophy, spirituality and master the yoga asanas in relation to their balancing and strengthening properties. Daily breath work (Pranayama), diverse meditation techniques (Dhyan) and a complex understanding of yogic diet, cleansing and ritual will teach you how to connect to yourself and become a good yoga teacher.

  • Personal attention and small groups enrich your overall experience and fine-tune your practice, awareness and yogic wisdom
  • The gained knowledge allows you to understand the human mind, conflicts, and pain better and avoid self-conflicts or confusion
  • The course depth enables you to shift your perspective and live the ethics of a yoga teacher
  • Being more connected to yourself improves your relationships (partner, family, friends)
  • With the recognized 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Certification, you can teach yoga internationally and obtain a career
  • As a yoga teacher, you can work anywhere at any time; enjoy the freedom of traveling and making a living though sharing your passion
  • By Learning to think positively and interacting with good intentions, you will radiate and attract positivity and success
  • Becoming a part of the Gyan Yog Breath Yoga Teacher Training Family gives you the opportunity to connect with open-minded yogis from all over the world and make long-lasting friendships

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in India – Focus & Objective

The 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training familiarizes you with all aspects of yoga, its history, and contemporary impact. You will observe your body, mind, and breath throughout the course and feel the healing properties of yoga asana, pranayama and meditation. By living the yogic principles and following the yogic diet, you will purify your body and calm the restless mind. A great focus is put on the correct alignment, teaching practice and scientific explanations of postures, benefits, and cautions.


  • Yoga Alliance certified and approved
  • Located in the World Capital of Yoga, Rishikesh, India
  • Specially designed for all levels: beginner, intermediate, advanced
  • Taught by experienced PhDs and Masters of Yoga with Yoga Alliance Lead Title
  • Traditional yoga with contemporary teaching methodology
  • Very good residential facilities equipped with private and shared accommodation
  • Supportive and caring team and ashram environment
  • Access to Indian spirituality, culture, and traditions

Yoga Teacher Training Syllabus

  • Practice of Hatha Asana (correct alignment, variations, modifications to hands-on adjust your students)
  • Ashtanga Asana (Primary Sequence)
  • Sequencing & Improvisation
  • Class Design through using props, voice and terminology
  • Sanskrit names of postures, meaning, and translations
  • Yoga Anatomy in relation to human physiology and postures
  • Yogic Science, health benefits and contra-indications
  • Spirituality, tradition and rituals
  • Mudras and Bandhas
  • Ayurveda and Emotional Blockage Treatment
  • Yoga Philosophy, history and application
  • Ethics and principles of a Yoga Teacher
  • Karma yoga & the Importance of Yoga today

Our entire team cordially invites you to start your unforgettable journey with us and take the foundational step towards self-discovery, healing and profound transformation.

Detailed Course Curriculum

Traditional Hatha Yoga

Hatha yoga is the foundation of all yoga types that we know today. It allows the practitioner to progress surely, steadily and safely. Hatha Yoga improves concentration, flexibility and focus. With the attention to alignment, it makes it suitable for all levels from beginner to advanced. During the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, the Hatha asana practise provides you with a detailed and strong base, with which you can teach multiple yoga styleslater on. The Yoga Teacher Training content will cover all the main hatha yoga asanas (poses) with modifications, variations, and adjustments through props. Learn how to use specific asanas to cure and prevent certain disease or circumstances.

During the asana classes of your 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training you will cover:

  • Sanskrit and English names for the main asana
  • Correct alignment of each posture
  • Variations of Postures
  • Counter-Postures
  • Modification of asanas to prevent injuries and encourage flexibility

  • Hands-on adjustment for beginner to advanced students
  • Art of Teaching and sequencing
  • Improvising a class
  • Design and structure of a yoga class
  • Use props (belt, bolster, pillow, wall, block) as supporting agents

  • Establish creative and challenging classes using the right voice and words
  • Time management
  • Arm Balancing & inversions
  • Beginner to Advanced postures

Ashtanga Vinyasa

Ashtanga Vinyasa has become a very popular yoga style. As a fast and dynamic form of yoga, ashtanga increases blood circulation, reduces body fat and fastens the metabolism. During your 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, you will cover the ashtanga vinyasa series.

This includes variations of the sun salutations A, B and C, standing and sitting postures, inversions, spinal twists, jumps, counter-poses and arms balancing.

During the ashtanga classes of your 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, you will cover:

  • Primary series
  • Primary Ashtanga postures
  • Correct alignment

  • Sanskrit names
  • Physical, mental and spiritual benefits

  • Body gestures (Mudras & Bandhas)
  • Contraindications of postures

Emotional Blockage® Treatment

Gyan Yog Breath is the only yoga school in India and worldwide that offers Emotional Blockage® Treatment as an optional part of their Yoga Teacher Training Programs.

It is a practical healing therapy that was established by Swami Bipin Gyan, founder of the school, during his years in complete silence and meditation.

The Emotional Blockage Treatment releases accumulated energy and oppressed emotions. Free your mind from past trauma, pain and fluctuations.

During the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, you will learn how to receive the treatment, remove your own blockages and give this treatment to others.

Besides the practise, you will learn about emotions in general, the 50 body points and which emotions are stored in which part of the body.

Breath Control: Pranayama

Prayama – as an important part of yoga – develops a holistic expansion of consciousness and awakens the chakras and dormant energies. Through breath control, our mental and physical patterns are modified. The purifying benefits of pranayama lead to self-realisation and optimum health.

During thePranayama classes of your 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, you will be introduced to Chandrabhedana, AnulomViloma,Ujjayi,Sitkari, NadiShodhan, Sitali, Bhastrika, Bhramari, Kumbakh and Suryabhedena.

You will learn how to teach and incorporate pranayama into your own classes and study:

  • 7 kinds of breaths
  • Various breathing patterns and their meaning
  • The Natural breath

  • 7 Regulation of breath for stress management
  • Calming nature of pranayama
  • Relaxing benefits of the 10 main techniques

  • 7 Retention
  • Diaphragmatic breath

Cleansing the body: Shatkarma

Shatkarmais a Sankrit term and means the six actions. These six actions include physical purification techniques with enriching mental, energetic and spiritual benefits.

During your 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, you will learn three out of the six:

  • JalaNeti
  • Kunjala
  • Sutra Neti


Our mind is always working. That is totally normal. Meditation is not about quieting the mind and shutting out all thoughts. It’s rather a practise to listen to your inner voice and gain clarity, patience and strength. It is difficult to describe meditation in a word. It can only be felt through personal experience.

For a meditation beginner, it is almost impossible to sit down and meditate without moving for an hour or more. That’s why you will learn different techniques to enter the state of meditation easily. During your Yoga Teacher Training, you will cover various meditation types such as Kundalini Meditation, Osho meditation, Power of Transformation Meditation, Candle Light Meditation, Dancing Meditation & Sound Meditation.

Meditation nourishes the practitioner with joy, self-confidence and acceptance. It lets us recognize that we belong to something much bigger than just our body and mind.

  • Self-observation
  • Teaching Meditation
  • Yoga Nidra

Power Of Transformation

The Power of Transformation is a meditation technique that aims to reduce the toxic and carbon dioxide levels of your body. With seven steps, this meditation practise gives you a feeling of lightness and peace. The technique was invented by Swami Bipin Gyan. He developed the Power of Transformation practise for the fast-thinking, efficient western mind in order to experience bliss, transformation and silence.

The benefits:

  1. Mental peace
  2. Physical health
  3. A clear vision
  4. Strong mind
  5. Supportive thoughts
  6. Removal of negative energies
  7. Physical detox

The Philosophy behind yoga is as important as the practise itself. Understanding the how’s and why’s behind spirituality, growth and healing powers of yoga, will encourage you to be the best version of yourself and a knowledgeable yoga instructor.

During the Yoga Teacher Training in India, you will get introduced to the Indian Yogic Philosophy and cover various concepts of Yoga according to Patanjali. You will study the Yamas and Niyamas, foundation of yoga, history of yoga, concept of Gods, Samkya philosophy, PanchVritti, PanchKlesha and Gita.

As a yoga instructor and practitioner, you should be familiar with the anatomy and physiology of yoga. Perfect health states that all body systems work in harmony together. If one of the systems is out of balance, all others are disturbed and cannot function properly anymore.

In the Anatomy classes of your 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, you will learn about the nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory, skeletal, muscular, endocrine and digestive system and how they are related to yoga.


Gyan Yog Breath has their own Ayurvedic Doctor. Dr Vipul Arya is available for ayurvedic consultations and pulse diagnosis. He will teach the Ayurveda classes during the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training.

You will learn about:

  • The Doshas: Pitta, Vatta, Kapha
  • The Gunas
  • Ayurvedic herbs and spicesra

  • Health according to Ayurveda
  • Nutrition according to Ayurveda
  • The origin, benefit and importance of Ayurveda

  • Its relation to Yoga
  • How to balance your dosha
  • Dietary recommendations according to the dosha

Mantra Chants

During the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with Gyan Yog Breath, you will get the chance to discover your inner space while practising mantras. Mantras are used to free the mind from its limitations and let the soul resonate with the universal sound. Furthermore, chanting mantras promotes world peace, lifts the group energy and purifies the environment. You will chant:

  • Gayatri Mantra
  • Pranava Japa
  • Svasti Mantra

Teaching Methodology

As an aspiring yoga instructor, you have to be familiar with structuring your class and creating a suitable environment for your students. During the Teaching methodology and practise, you will learn how to apply the right techniques and modifications in different situations. Learn some secrets and tips from experienced teachers:

  • Design a unique class
  • Follow a certain theme

  • Structure and time management
  • Diverse teaching tools
  • Expand your focus individually

  • Learn through mistakes and take notes
  • Get one-on-one feedback from your teacher

Next Available 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training India Dates

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in India 2019 & 2020 registered and approved by Yoga Alliance USA and the Government of India, Registered 200 Hour School, RYS 200 and RYS 300, Residential, on Ashram Campus

November 2019: 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in India (@Rishikesh, RYS-200, 25 Days) 01/11/2019-25/11/2019,BOOKED OUTAdmission Closed
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January 2020: 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in India (@Rishikesh, RYS-200, 25 Days) 06/01/2020-30/01/2020,BOOKED OUTAdmission Closed
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TimeWeek 1Week 2Week 3Week 4
07:00-08:00AMPranayama and MeditationPranayama and MeditationPranayama and MeditationPranayama and Meditation
08:00-08:30Tea BreakTea BreakTea BreakTea Break
08:30-10:00AMHatha AsanaHatha AsanaAshtangaTeaching Practise
11:00-12:00AMYoga AnatomyAlignmentTeaching PractiseTeaching Practise
12:00-13:00PMAyurvedaYogic PhilosophyYogic PhilosophyYogic Philosophy
13:00-14:00PMFruits and TeaFruits and TeaFruits and TeaFruits and Tea
15:00-16:00PMKarma YogaKarma YogaTeaching MethodologyStudy Break
16:00-17:30PMHatha AsanaHatha AsanaTeaching PractiseTeaching Practise
18:00-19:30PMEmotional Blockage TreatmentMeditationMeditationMeditation Teaching Practise

Course Fees & Prices

The standard course fee for the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training is: 1800 USD, for two students 3500 USD together

  • Reserve your space 2 months early & the price will be reduced to 1700 USD, for two students 3300 USD
  • Reserve your space 3 months early & the price will be reduced to 1650 USD, for two students 3200 USD
  • Reserve your space 4 months early & the price will be reduced to 1400 USD, for two students 2700 USD

The standard fee includes shared twin accommodation, attached bathroom, hot water, all meals, course books, materials, yoga mat and taxi transfer from Dehradun Airport
For Private accommodation, AC or heating we charge 200$ extra each.

  • During the Training, you will have written assessments and practical evaluation
  • The assessments are obligatory
  • A minimum of 95% attendance is required

  • Whether you are a beginner or advanced practitioner, this yoga teacher training is designed to develop your practice and knowledge to professional levels
  • After the course, you will be able to teach yoga
  • Our certified graduates can register with Yoga Alliance as RYT-200

  • Smoking and alcohol are strictly forbidden
  • You must follow the ashram rules and conditions
  • At Gyan Yog Breath, we tolerate and respect any individual, ethnicity and belief
  • Disrespect counts as a violation of the code of conduct
  • The confirmation fee has to be paid in advance and in non-refundable
  • You can use your deposit for another course within 1 year
  • Switching the course dates costs 50$


The Ashram

The Gyan Yog Breath Ashram in Rishikesh has 20 comfortable private and shared rooms. Each category has an attached bathroom and hot water. Some of the rooms have an attached balcony with a beautiful view as well.

The ashram is equipped with two big yoga shala with attached bathroom, restaurant, solar-panel system, roof-top terrace and sitting space.

The roof-top is decorated with plants that are used in Ayurveda including roses, turmeric, aloe vera and tulsi. From the terrace, yoga shala and restaurant, you can enjoy a beautiful 360° view to the national park and holy river. There is a small garden with plats, flowers and self-grown vegetables like corn and pumpkin.

The restaurant/dining hall – where buffet-style meals are served – is equipped with tables, benches & filtration system.

On saturdays, you can enjoy the movie nights. At the library lounge we watch Bollywood movies or yoga documentaries.

The Gyan Yog Breath Ashram is sourrounded by nature and provides the perfect setting for a yogic journey within. You will be able to listen to the birds and nature sounds while practising yoga.

About Nutrition & Food

During your 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, you will be served two delicious vegetarian meals per day – including Sundays (if required).

For Brunch (10:15AM), we serve tea, seasonal fruits, sweet or salty porridge, home-made coconut and soy milk, oats, Indian Breakfast (Poha or Paratha), home-made peanut butter and bread.

For Dinner (7:30PM), we serve seasonal vegetables, rice, chapati, pulses (dhal), soups and salads. Sometimes, we will serve some Western and sweet dishes for more variety.

Please inform us about any allergies, intolerances or dietary restrictions. Our cooks will be happy to prepare suitable meals for you.

We cater for vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free as well.

We provide vegetarian meals only (No Meat, Egg or Fish).

If you have any allergies or restrictions, please let us know in advance.


Student Behaviour

Each student’s social behaviour is of great importance. The student must follow the ashram rules at any time. Read More


The confirmation fee of 200 USD has to be paid in advance and is non-refundable.

The remaining payment is due on arrival.

Recently Asked Questions and Answers

A 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training is a full immersion into yoga, meditation, yoga philosophy, alternative healing therapies and traditional yogic philosophy. Such a yoga training is an educational program which enables you to 1. advance your personal yoga practice and 2. learn how to teach yoga. A 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training is the level 1 step towards a professional expertise, increased confidence and personal evolution.

RYT 200 stands for Registered Yoga Teacher who completed 200 Hours of Yoga Teacher Training accredited by Yoga Alliance. Yoga Alliance is the worlds most respected standard for Yoga teacher training programs and sets a pretty high level. Once you complete your 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with a Yoga Alliance registered school (RYS 200), you will be certified with a 200 Hour certification that makes you eligible to register as RYT 200. After two years from your day of registration, you can upgrade your status to ERYT 200 which stands for Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher. You will need to have at least 1000 hours of teaching students to upgrade.

Anyone can do anything, however it’s not recommended to teach yoga without a certification (qualification). It’s not actually about the certification, but about your ability to teach yoga safely and be responsible for your students. In most countries, you will need to have a certification that proves that you completed a Yoga Alliance registered yoga teacher training in order to legally work or start your own business. Most employers who offer yoga jobs will ask you immediately about 1. where you learnt yoga and  2. your Yoga Alliance certification. So, no, you should not (and it will be difficult) to teach yoga without certification.

If your intention is to advance your understanding of yoga and grow personally, then yes! A level 1 yoga teacher training (100 or 200 Hours) is suitable for yoga beginner to intermediates. There is a difference between total beginner and beginner. If you are a total beginner and never did yoga before, we recommend to first of all try out some classes. You should be sure, that you enjoy yoga and want to learn it from A to Z. Don’t forget: a yoga teacher training will be challenging both physically and mentally. Once you sign up for a yoga teacher training, make sure to continue your practice so you can prepare physically. Most yoga school recommend at least 6 month yoga practice prior course start.

You are always ready for a new adventure, life-changing experience and heart-opening journey! If you enjoy yoga, want to dive deeper into it and turn your passion into a career or way of helping others, then you are ready for a yoga teacher training. There is no right moment to decide, just go for it if it’s been on your mind for some time and you really feel that your heart is telling you to do it. A yoga teacher training is suitable for everyone- literally everyone!

The answer is yes! It’s absolutely safe. Actually, 75% of all yoga students who come to India are actually female solo travellers. India is a very friendly, hospitable and compassionate country with kind-hearted and lovely people. You will be surprised how conscious, relaxed and helpful everyone is from showing you the way, carrying your bags, inviting you for chai and feeling proud that you visit India. At Gyan Yog Breath we encourage solo-travellers and support you on each step. From the first e-mail exchange, travel planning, airport pick up to drop off-off, we make sure that you feel comfortable, safe and understood. Our international team is reachable 24/7.

To register yourself as RYT 200, you need to open the Yoga Alliance website. After creating an account, uploading your 200 Hour Certification and getting accepted, you will be entitled as RYT 200. There is a yearly fee that you need to pay to Yoga Alliance to keep your status activated. Make sure to recently update your profile, add your teaching hours and upgrade to ERYT 200 after two years.

Each yoga teacher training at Gyan Yog Breath starts with a Fire Ceremony (also known as Puja). In India, we celebrate new beginnings with such a ceremony to 1. purify the energy, 2. create positivity, 3. prepare us for learning, 4. connect each other, 5. remove negativity, 6. surrender our minds to a new chapter of yoga, transformation and growth.