Hatha Yoga in Rishikesh

Hatha yoga relies on traditional guru-disciple relationship. The sight of hatha yogis practicing in conglomeration near Ganga creates curiosity among pilgrims & travelers alike. Some smear ashes all over their body and roam with trident (‘trishul’) in hand, while other makes long thick tresses with semi-clad body. Hatha yogis penance and transcend mind and body to reach highest point in outer yoga.

It prepares your mind and body to reach higher stages of yoga.  The philosophical wisdom of ancient classical yoga passed on from guru to disciple for many centuries. Hatha yoga in Rishikesh retains this old charm of pious relationship which is still practiced in ashrams and traditional hatha yoga schools. It is a ladder to reach higher horizons of yoga—kundalini yoga and raj yoga.

Spirit Yoga Foundation believes in traditional hatha yoga and imparts training to yoga aspirants in conventional passion. In a traditional way, yogi starts from outer yoga and finally reaches inner depths of inner yoga. There are selected asanas in hatha yoga both forward-bending and forward-bending asanas. It involves contraction & expansion of various organs of the body with constant awareness.

What is Hatha Yoga?

Hatha yoga is gateway to all streams of yoga. It is the originator through which yoga wisdom unites or divides into different streams. No yoga is possible without purification of mind and body. To bring rhythm in life, purification of body is pre-requisite. It leads to the purification of mind without any effort.

It balances mind and body for inner purification. Asanas gives new dimension to your outer awareness and yogic breathing boost-up the “prana” level (vital energy) in body.  By gentle twisting and turning various organs of body, you make your body the vehicle to reach higher consciousness.

A hatha yogi explore deep into new levels of consciousness.  Hatha yoga training is best for yoga beginner as it is slower and comfy in comparison to ashtanga yoga. Its organs are asanas, pranayama, bandha, mudra & shatkarma.

Components of Hatha Yoga in Rishikesh


  • AsanaGives stability & strength to body for long motionless sitting
  • Pranayama: Yogic breathing purifies gross & subtle channels of energy
  • Bandha: Yogic blocking action checks the depletion of energy from your body
  • Mudra: Divine gesture practiced for stirring vital energy channels in subtle body
  • Satkarma: Traditional yogic purification way to cleanses the body

Hatha Yoga School in Rishikesh, India


The yoga school of Spirit Yoga Foundation is highly conducive for learning the basics of hatha yoga. We design the various aspects of yoga teachers training course to suit all students from different background. SYF is affiliated with Yoga Alliance, USA. We mainly focus on the traditional yoga teaching by highly experienced master of hatha yoga.

Hatha Yoga Courses in Rishikesh

Hatha Yoga Courses for Beginner Level

The conventional yoga courses in Rishikesh are convenient for beginners who come across the world to learn hatha yoga. It starts with slow and comfy asana series. Six yogic purifications (shatkarma) are performed before practicing pranayama. In yogic breathing, students are taught how to control the flow of energy from both nostrils to bring balance in lunar and solar energy.

Hatha Yoga Courses for Advance Level

These are combination of expressive asanas, yogic breath, bandha & mudra. From day one, you practice under the watchful eye of competent hatha yoga guru. It carries the balance of mind and body. The serious yoga aspirants follow guru’s instructions seriously and prepare themselves for raj yoga. Yogic gestures (mudra) and bandhas (yogic blockage of energy) are integral part of hatha yoga teacher training course.


100 hr Hatha Yoga Teachers Training Course in Rishikesh

This is most basic course for beginners’ level yoga-seekers. The teaching is straight and simple with well-balance practical and theoretical trainings. It is certified by Spirit Yoga Foundation where each participant get certificate at the end of session.    Here you learn basic hatha yoga techniques in simple way. It is the first step to become a certified yoga teacher.

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200 hr Hatha Yoga Teachers Training Course in Rishikesh

Spirit Yoga Foundation offers hatha yoga teacher training course in Rishikesh, India in recognition with Yoga Alliance, USA. It is one-size-fits-all yoga teacher training program suitable for would-be teacher and yoga-seekers alike. The course is based on in-depth traditional knowledge of yoga with adjustment & alignment of body’s movement with breath blowing.

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300 hr Hatha Yoga Teachers Training Course in Rishikesh

We also conducts 300 hr advance course in hatha yoga teacher training in Rishikesh. It is recognized with reputed Yoga Alliance, USA. It polishes and refines your teaching skill in best possible way. Asanas, pranayama and meditation helps in harmonization of mind and body and helps to understand mechanization & balance of body mechanics with inner consciousness.

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