500 Hour Yoga TTC in Rishikesh


500 Hour Yoga TTC in Rishikesh

500-hour residential hatha yoga teacher training programs and yoga intsructor courses in India registered with Yoga Alliance, India

Himalayan yogshala located in the beautiful Himalayas, meets the Yoga Alliance standards as a registered yoga school in Rishikesh, India. The school can help you to effectively master your yoga learning, teaching and personal practice in order for you to grow as an inspiring yoga teacher who can be a light to students seeking spiritual enlightenment through the practice of this centuries old tradition.

500-hour yoga teacher training is structured to advance and reinforce your basic learning and practice of yoga. You will be instructed in the teaching methodology for Asana (physical postures)Pranayama (breath control)and Dhyana (meditation). Classes in these three and other fields will build on your existing skills in the various postures, Pranayama and meditation techniques which will be a step forward in you becoming a registered yoga teacher. As a yoga teacher you will need specific advanced skills and so the 500 hour YTT is designed to fulfill those needs.

The 500 hours yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, India is well-designed for those who have already done the basic yoga courses or 200 hours yoga TTC.
This is an advanced level yoga teacher training which is a complete combination of 200 hours and 300 hours yoga teacher training. It is a certified yoga course from Yoga Alliance, USA.
The course is fully residential sponsored by the Himalayan yogshala
The life changing 500 hours yoga program includes yoga asanas, meditation sessions, breathing techniques, mudras, bandhas, yoga therapy, anatomy, philosophy, methodology and much more.

Course Highlight

  • Daily yoga asana classes
  • Daily meditation classes
  • Daily pranayamas classes
  • Daily Mantra Chanting session
  • Yoga Alliance RYT 500 certification
  • Daily 3 hygienic meals
  • Accommodation
  • Sunday retreats in Rishikesh

Fully Residential

  • Bed sheets, blankets, and pillows
  • Clean and hygienic Western-style rooms with attached bathroom
  • Filtered water 24 hours
  • Hot water
  • Wi-Fi access
  • 3 meals a day (100% Vegetarian and Sattvic)
  • Tea/Coffee

Introduction of yoga

The introduction of Yoga is peerless in the eyes of teachers of Himalayan Yogshala. We see yoga as a different composition created by the hands of ancient Indian sages. Himalayan Yogshala believes that yoga is not just doing asanas and pranayamas, it is about to live a complete yogic life.

  • What is yoga?
  • Origin of yoga
  • Yoga Guidelines
  • Decorum of yoga class

Yoga asanas

Yoga Postures are called Yoga Asanas. Himalayan Yogshala has a systematic schedule of doing yoga postures that how to start your day with essential yoga asanas and how to use yoga postures in daily life when sitting, standing, working and other activities. Balancing postures and relaxation asanas are also covered in this advanced class.

  • Meditative postures: Sukhasana, Sidhasana, Padamasana, Vajrasana
  • Dynamic postures: Pawanmuktasana Series, Marjariasana, Vyaghrasana, Surya Namaskar, Shandra Namaskar
  • Standing postures: Tadasana, Utkatasana, Trikonasana, Parshwakonasana, veerbhadrasana
  • Balancing postures: Vrikshasana, Bakdhyanasana, Natrajasana, Mayurasana
  • Inverted postures: Sirsasana, Pinchamayurasana, Halasana, Sarvangasana
  • Twisting postures: Merubakrasana, Ardha Matsyendrasana
  • Back-bend postures: Shalabhasana, Dhanurasana, Ushtrasana, Kandhrasana, Chakrasana, Rajkapotasana
  • Forward-bend postures: Janusirasana, Paschimotanasana, Padprasar Paschimotanasana
  • Relaxation postures: Balasana, Makarasana, Savasana


Simply, breathing control and breathing techniques are called Pranayamas. The way to breath, control your body and mind through the techniques of breathing, stopping breath for a few seconds to accumulate the life energy and starting again for flowing it and others techniques are included in the 500 hours advanced yoga teacher training course.

  • Kapala-Bhati (frontal brain cleansing)
  • Nadi-Sodhanam (psychic network purification)
  • Ujjayi (the psychic breath)
  • Bhastrika (bellows breath)
  • Sheetatli (cooling breath)
  • Sheetkari (hissing breath)
  • Bhramari (humming bee breath)
  • Surya-Bheda (vitality stimulating breath)

Mantra chanting

A repeated rhythmic phrase of Vedic Mantras is called Mantra Chanting. At Himalayan Yogshala, your day will be started with the sanctified Vedic Mantras such as Gayatri Mantra, Om Mantra, Om Shanti Mantra, Guru Mantra, Ganesh Mantra and much more. Mantra Chanting for a healthy start of the day and how to teach mantras to your students will be covered in this advanced course.

  • Ganesh mantra
  • Gayatri mantra
  • Shanti mantra
  • Guru mantra
  • Aum mantra

Shatkarma (yogic cleansing)

Six techniques of purification such as Dhauti, Basti, Neti, Trataka, Nauli and Kapalabhati are called Shatkarma. Shatkarma word is derived from “Shat” and “Karma”. Shat means Six and Karma means Work. Thus, Shatkarma simply means six works that keep your body healthy, disease free and calm.

  • Jal neti (nasal cleansing with water)
  • Sutra neti (nasal cleansing with water)
  • Shankprakshanlana (cleansing of the git)
  • Nauli (abdominal breathing)
  • Trataka (concentrated gazing)


Mudras are the way to concentrate while chanting of sacred mantras. Mudras are also used for healing someone by hands. There are some inborn symptoms in human body clarify that one can transfer energy by hand to heal someone or can use for himself/herself to concentrate the mind.

  • Bhairava mudra
  • Chin mudra
  • Hridaya mudra
  • Jnan mudra
  • Vishnu mudra


The body locks or the locks of energy in body called Bandhas. Locks by the muscular contractions that help students to improve awareness, sense, focus and concentration. Beyond this Mudras are also beneficial for keeping body strong. We teach Mula Bandha – Anal Lock, Uddiyana Bandha – Lifting of the Diaphragm, Jalandhara Bandha – Chin Lock, Maha Bandha – Practice of all three Bandhas at the same time.

  • Jalandhar bandha (chin lock)
  • Maha bandha
  • Mula bandha (root lock)
  • Uddiyana bandha (abdominal lock)

Yoga Anatomy

Our Yoga Anatomy Class is expanded to the advanced level. In the class you will learn about Human Body and how it works along with effects of the yoga stretches to the human body.

Yoga Philosophy

Yoga Darshana (Yoga philosophy) is also part of our teacher training program. Concepts of yoga philosophy, basics, Indian philosophy and history of Yoga Darshana is covered by the yoga program.

Teaching Methodology

After all techniques, it is important that how to teach yoga to all students. Teaching methodology class covers teaching techniques, teaching confidence, teaching guidelines and class plans.