Gyan Yog Breath welcomes you to participate at the Yoga Alliance registered 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India.

The school provides a lively, safe and comfortable environment and lets you dive deep into the transformational journey of yoga.

The 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh is for beginners to intermediates who have never completed a Yoga Teacher Training Course before or wish to intensify their practise.Please note, that you should be practising yoga for at least oneyear prior course begin.

This highly intensive 55-days Yoga Teacher Training with Gyan Yog Breath covers all subjects of yoga from a foundational base to more advanced branches. This includes practical, theoretical and interactive learning modules. We invite you to connect with the source of yoga and steadily build up an enriching knowledge.

During the 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, you will learn how to practise and teach yoga asanas, pranayama, meditation and give the right adjustments and develop confidence in your individual teaching style.

The 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training is approved and registered with Yoga Alliance USA. This means, that you can register as RYT-500 (Registered Yoga Alliance Trainer) after course completion and obtain a career in yoga. In some European countries, this certification enables you to get a health insurance cooperation. In this case, the health insurance company will carry the costs of your classes which makes it attractive for many students.

Here at Gyan Yog Breath, we understand that aspiring teachers need a peaceful and encouraging environment, so that they can learn well. We provide our students with an intimate setting that allows them to ask questions and remove doubts about the various asanas, philosophy and breathing techniques. We always keep our classes limited. This allows us to offer maximum attention to each student. Our RYS 500 Hour yoga teacher training programs are verychallenging and will provide you with long-lasting benefits.

Classes are held six times a week from 6AM to 7PM. On Sundays, it’s your free day so you can explore the culture and surroundings or simply relax and rejuvenate.

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Course Curriculum

During your 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, Hatha Yoga provides a great and strong foundation, with which you can teach multiple yoga forms later on. The Yoga TTC content will cover more than 200 traditional asanas (poses) with modifications, variations, and adjustments through props.

Here we have listed the first 70 Asanas that will be covered during the Teacher Training:

  • ParshvavaChakrasana – Sidebending Pose
  • Tadasan A & B – Palm Tree Pose A & B
  • Vrikshasan – Tree Pose
  • Utkatasan – Chair Pose
  • Trikonasan – Triangle Pose
  • Padahastasan – Hands to Feet Pose
  • Garudhasan – Eagle Pose
  • Natarajasan – Shiva Dancing Pose
  • ShirshaPadangushthasan – Head to Big Toe Pose
  • ParivatritaTrikonasan – Reverse Triangle Pose
  • Uttanpadasan – Raising Feet Pose
  • ArdhaPavanmuktasan – Half Gas Release Pose
  • Pavanmuktasan – Gas Release Pose
  • VipritKarani –
  • Kandhrasan – Shoulder Pose
  • Setubandhasan – Bridge Pose
  • Matsyasan A – Fish Pose A
  • Naukasan – Boat Pose
  • Sarvangasan – Shoulder Stand
  • Matsyasan B – Fish Pose B
  • Salabhasan – Locust Pose
  • VipritNaukasan – Inverted Boat Pose
  • Bhujangasan – Cobra Pose
  • Dhanurasan – Bow Pose

  • Vakrasan – Twisting Pose
  • Janushirasan – NosetoKnee Pose
  • Vajrasan – Strong/Thunderbolt Pose
  • Mandukasan – Frog Pose
  • UttanMandukasan – RaisingFrog Pose
  • SuptaMandukasan – SleepingFrog Pose
  • Ushtrasan – Camel Pose
  • VadhaGomukhasan – Bound Cow Face Pose
  • SuptaVajrasan – Sleeping Thunderbolt Pose
  • Paschimottasan – Seated Forward Bend
  • Simhasan – Lion Pose
  • Ardhmatsyendrasan – Half Fish Lord Pose
  • Shirshasan – Head Stand Pose
  • ArdhaChandrasan – Half Moon Pose
  • Majariasana – Cat and Cow Pose
  • UthithaParsvakonasan – Extended Side Angle
  • Parshvaottanasana – Intense Side Stretch
  • Halasana – Plow Pose
  • Chakrasana – Wheel Pose
  • Karnpidhasan – KneetoEar
  • Crocodile Practice
  • Gomukhasana – Cow Face Pose

  • Poorna Matsyendrasana – Full Fish Lord Pose
  • Mayurasana – Peacock
  • Kukkutasana – Rooster Pose
  • UttanaKurmasana – Raising Tortoise Pose
  • Padma – Bakasana – Lotus Crane Pose
  • Baddha -padmasana – Bound Lotus Pose
  • Akarnadhanurasana – Archer Pose
  • Ugrasana – Ferocious Pose
  • Parvatasana – Mountain Pose
  • Tolangulasana – Scale Pose
  • Virasana – Hero Pose
  • Sankatasana – Comtracted Pose
  • Garbhasana – Womb Pose
  • Bhadrasana – Gracious Pose
  • Kapotasana – Pigeon Pose
  • Ekpadaskandhasna – Foot Behind the Head Pose
  • Vatayanasana – Horse Pose
  • Padmasana – Lotus Pose
  • Siddhasana – Accomplished Pose
  • Swastikasana – Prosperous Pose
  • Shavasana – Corpse Pose
  • Makarasana – Crocodile Pose


Ashtanga Yoga is very dynamic and modern form of Yoga. Ashtanga Yoga aims to connect quick movement with breath. Much attention is paid on mudras, bandhas and different breathing techniques such as Ujjayi.This form of yoga increases the blood circulation, strength and stability. It detoxifies the body and tunes the internal organs.

During your 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, you will cover a minimum of 60 poses including:

  • Sun Salutations A,B,C
  • Sun salutaion variations
  • Standing poses
  • Sittingposes
  • Spinal Twists
  • Inversions
  • Jumps
  • Chaturanga
  • Counter-poses


Pran means life force and ayama stands for expansion. Through the control of our breath, we can expand our life force and live a more peaceful and healthy life.Pranayama purifies our body by cleansing the nadis (energy channels) and releasing accumulated toxins.

During your Yoga Teacher Training, you will be introduced to the following Pranayamas:

  • AnulomaViloma, Nadi Shodhan
  • Ujjayi
  • Sitali
  • Sitkari
  • Bhastrika
  • Bhramari
  • Suryabhedena
  • Chandrabhedana

During the second part of your Yoga Teacher Training, you will be taught 7 advanced pranayama techniques that require much patience and intense practice.


Shatkarma comes from the words Shat which means six and Karma which means action.The six purification techniques of shatkarma remove disease from the body and improve concentration.During your 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, you will learn all six shatkarmas – including their benefits on all body sheats (koshas).


Meditation cannot be described in words. We cannot explain to you, what meditation means or feels like. Meditation can only be felt through personal experience. During your 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, you will learn different techniques including transformational meditation, candle light, sound and kundalini meditation.

Meditation brings us joy, clarity and self-confidence. It lets us recognize that we belong to something much bigger than just our body and mind.You will be introduced to different traditional techniques that will let you enter in meditation easily.


Power of Transformation is a breathing technique that was invented by Swami Bipin Gyan. It consists of 7 different breathing steps that increase body awareness. You breathe very intensely for three minutes and then sit quietly. In the moments of sitting silently, students experience a tingling and feeling of complete lightness- beyond the physical sphere. Power of Transformation breathing is a technique to enter into meditation quickly and easily.

During your 500 hour Yoga Teacher Training, you will learn about:

  • The Technique & Application
  • Transformational Mantra Chanting
  • Awareness Expansion
  • Meditation Lecture


A big part of becoming a yoga intructor is understanding the philosophy behind it. Through the right theoretical understanding, one can easily dive even deeper into their own practise and reflection.

During your 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, you will learn the following aspects:

  • Introductionto Indian Philosophy
  • Concept of Yoga according to Patanjali
  • Concept of God in Yoga Philosophy
  • Yamas & Niyamas: Foundation of Yogic Practices
  • Concept of Panch Vritti & Panch Klesha
  • Kriya Yoga- A way to overcome inborn afflictions
  • Ashtanga Yoga- A methodology to overcome suffering
  • Introduction to Samkya Philosophy


Yoga Anatomy and Physiology provide you with an understanding of the internal body processes. In yoga, optimum health means that all body systems work in harmony together. Is one system weak or sick, the whole cycle is disturbed and cannot function properly anymore.

During your 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, you will learn about the following body systems as foundational and advanced studies:

  • Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
  • Digestive System
  • Respiratory System
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Muscular System
  • Sceletal System
  • Nervous system
  • Mechanismof Asana
  • Mechanism of Meditation


During your 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with Gyan Yog Breath, you will get the chance to practise Mantra Chanting as a part of the yoga tradition. Chanting lifts up the energy and purifies the body and mind. Through singing specific vibrational mantras, you will open your heart and balance your chakras. During your 500 Hour Yoga Teacher training, you will learn at least 4 mantras.


For you as an aspiring yoga teacher, Teaching Methodology is an important part to become familiar with preparing your own classes. During the 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, you will learn how to:

  • Structure and design a 60 min & 90 min class
  • Create a suitablesetting
  • Modify your class according to your student’s injuries/physical condition
  • Correct postures (hands-on)
  • Expand your individual focus
  • Connect with your students
  • Learn through reflection
  • Apply the right techniques in different situations
  • Co-teaching
  • make Indian yogic philosophy accessible to a beginner


As we know, body and mind are closely connected. Repetitive negative thoughts in our mind manifest in our body as blockages causing weakness, impatience, and disease. Through the Emotional Blockage® Treatment, body blockages are removed so the energy can flow at its maximum again. This treatment is an OPTIONAL part of our 500-hour yoga teacher training course. Over the 55 days in your Yoga Teacher Training, you will feel lighter and free. Everyone knows yoga isn’t just about the positions, but not everyone has the spiritual insight to unlock the inner life.

We carry around in our bodies the stress from modern life and trauma from our past. Swami Ji systematically applies pressure to areas of your body where these emotional blockages® are locked. After some period of pain there comes complete release- and many people are surprised to see what comes bubbling up from their deep past. SwamiJi doesn’t support temporary fixes or encourage dependency, so he’ll teach you body-awareness and breathing techniques to maintain your re-balanced freedom. You won’t find another yoga Teacher Training course that offers such attention on emotional release. Here at Gyan Yog Breath it is understood that becoming a yoga teacher means more than only learning asana, pranayama, anatomy &philosophy.The teaching approach of this course is rather practical than theoretical and demands patience, practice and surrender.

This treatment was invented by Swami Bipin Gyan and is only taught at Gyan Yog Breath and its partner schools. During the 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, you will learn about:

  • The body points
  • Releasing accumulated emotions
  • Treatment Structure
  • Treatment Practice
  • Relationship between emotional accumulation in body and thought pattern

Course Details

Course Dates

1.9.2019 (Booked Out)

1.10.2019 (Booked Out)

1.11.2019 (Booked Out)

1.12.2019 (2 Available Seats)

6.01.2020 (Booked Out)

3.02.2020 (Booked Out)

1.03.2020 (Booked Out)

1.04.2020 (Booked Out)

1.05.2020 (Booked Out)

1.06.2020 (Booked Out)

1.07.2020 (Booked Out)

1.08.2020 (Booked Out)

1.09.2020 (Booked Out)

1.10.2020 (Booked Out)


TIMEWeek 1+2Week 3+4Week 5+6Week 7+8
08:00AnatomyAlignmentAnatomy 2Alignment 2
09:00Hatha AsanaHatha AsanaHatha Asana & Advanced AsanaHatha Asana & Advanced Asana
11:00Yoga PhilosophyYoga PhilosophyYoga PhilosophyYoga Philosophy
12:00Karma YogaTeaching PreparationKarma YogaTeaching Preparation
13:00Fruits and TeaFruits and TeaFruits and TeaFruits and Tea
14:00Study BreakStudy Break /TMStudy BreakStudy Break/TM
16:00Hatha AsanaHatha AsanaAshtangaHatha Asana
18:00Emotional Blockage TreatmentMeditationPower of Transformation MeditationMeditation

This is an approximate schedule. Schedule times and classes can vary slightly. You will receive your final schedule on arrival.

TM= Teaching Methodology

Course Fees & Prices

The regular course fee for our 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training is:  3600 USD

You can get discount on advanced booking!

    • Reserve your space 2 months before you start the course & the price will be-USD 3500, For Two students USD 6900
    • Reserve your space 3 months before you start the course & the price will be-USD 3400, For two student USD 6700
    • Reserve your space 4 month before start the course, Price will be-USD 3300, For Two student USD 6500

The fees include:

  • 55 days comfortable accommodation
  • A shared twin room with hot water and attached bathroom
  • 2 vegetarian or vegan meals per day & 1 fruit meal
  • Tea and filtered water
  • Cleansing process materials
  • Three course books
  • One white yogat-shirt
  • One mala
  • Yoga Alliance Certification (after successful completion)
  • Taxi pick up from Dehradun Airport

Please note: For a private room, AC or Heating we charge 200$ for each extra per month.


The Gyan Yog Breath Ashram is located in Visthapit, Rishikesh.

The building has 20 comfortable single and double rooms with attached bathroom. Some rooms have an attached balcony as well.

During your 500 Hour Yoga Toga Teacher Training with us, you can choose between a single or double room.

We have an two bright and spacious yoga halls. On the roof top, we have a restaurant, terrace and hanging out area with sitting space. The roof top is decorated with green plants and provides a beautiful 360° mountain view.

We have extra toilets attached to the yoga halls.

On Saturdays, our roof top hang out space, turns into a movie theatre. You can watch a movie and at the same time enjoy the sky full of stars.

The Restaurant is also equipped with benches and tables.


During your 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, you will receive three freshly prepared meals per day.

Brunch starts at 10:15AM and Dinner at 7:30PM.

For Brunch we serve seasonal fruits, sweet or salty porridge, Oats, Soy milk, Indian Breakfast and teas, vegetables and sides.

Dinner consists of changing cooked vegetables, rice, chapati, pulses (dhal), soups and salads. Sometimes we serve also sweets as desert and Western dishes for more variety.

We provide vegetarian meals only.

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

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The food offered during our Course is vegetarian only. We do not serve or allow meat, fish or eggs.

The Confirmation Fee must be paid in advance and is non-refundable.