Welcome to 200 hour YTCC program

Yoga Alliance, USA recognizes the 200 hour yoga teacher training course conducted by Spirit Yoga Foundation.  This intensive yoga course gives deeper understanding of the practice of hath yoga. It will also have special yoga classes on Vedanta, Vedic Counselling, Music Therapy, Ayurveda, Mudras, Yagya (Homa), CBT, Tantra and Kundalini as well.

Our residential hatha yoga teacher training course is blend of classical Hatha-yoga, Raja-yoga and Tantra-yoga, based on the teachings of classical Sanskrit text and its contemporary relevance. The course curriculum is specifically designed in international standard set by Yoga Alliance, USA. The students will undergo training on both practical & theoretical aspects.

Objectives of Hatha Yoga teacher training in Rishikesh:

  • Blending traditional & contemporary teaching method
  • Yoga teaching method on physical, mental & spiritual well-being
  • Understanding mechanics of body via practical & theoretical training
  • Learning teaching methods of classical Sanskrit texts
  • Physiology & anatomy of human body in context to yoga

Yoga Alliance, USA Certified: 200 hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training

The students will undergo training on both practical and theoretical aspects under the guidance of experienced & erudite yoga masters, striving to train them to become future yoga teachers. The Spirit Yoga Foundation is one of the prestigious yoga schools in Rishikesh (India) with holistic & multi-faceted approach to yoga

Registered Yoga School in Rishikesh

  • Curriculum under set standards of Yoga Alliance
  • Spirit Yoga Foundation is recognized by Yoga Alliance
  • Course certificate affiliated by Yoga Alliance, USA
  • Spirit Yoga Foundation is registered with Societies Registration Act 1860, India

200 hour YTTC Requirements to Join

  • Age must be above 18 year
  • No physical injury/surgical operation at time of joining
  • You can join this course even as beginner
  • No requirement of past yoga experience
  • You can join for professional & personal benefit both

Payment & Refund Policy

Once we receive your confirmation to join our 200 hour YTTC course, you need to deposit 30 percent of total fee to reserve your individual seat. The advance fee is non-refundable. The balance of payment must be deposited on first-day of your arrival. For more information, read more……..


The location of our yoga school ensures to give you an environment of complete relaxation, rejuvenation and tranquility —away from the hustle and bustle of town..  Read more……..

Daily Schedule: 200 Hour YTTC

The day starts with wake-up call in early morning. The daily practice will continue till evening with 6-7 hours daily practice. The course will run for six days in a week. One day in a week will be rest. The total duration of the course is 28 days.

Focus of Teaching: 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh

Practical curriculum:

  • Basic to advanced Asana series
  • Learning right sequence of asana regimen (series)
  • Music Therapy & Musical Concert
  • Shatkarma series (six purification yogic process)
  • Demonstration of 4-6 Pranayama regimen
  • Static & Dynamic Meditation Techniques
  • Performing Mudras & Bandhas as laid down in yogic texts
  • Nada Yoga with chanting of Mantras & Tibetan singing bowels

Theoretical  Curriculum: 200 Hour YTTC

  • Textual Study of Patanjali Yoga Sutras
  • Textual Study of Hatha Yoga Pradipika
  • Introductory Lessons in Vedanta (Upanishad & Bhagwad Gita)
  • Introductory Lessons in Tantra-Yoga & Philosophy
  • Anatomy & physiology: Balance of mind & body
  • Introductory Vedic Psychology

Practical Curriculum

The practical curriculum designed by Spirit Yoga Foundation is at par with standard guidelines of Yoga Alliance, USA. It covers all the components of practical training of 200 hour YTTC yoga—-from beginner to the advanced level.

  • All inclusive methods prescribed in principal yoga texts
  • Alignment & adjustment of asanas , pranayama, mudra, bandhas & shatkarma
  • Methodology to understand gross to subtle yoga
  • Control & expand energy through hatha yoga
  • Focus & concentration of mind through yogic breathing

Hatha Yoga Asana Series

  • Pawan muktasana series
  • Vajrasana group of asanas
  • Standing asana
  • Surya namasakra
  • Padmasana group
  • Backward-bending asanas
  • Forward-bending asana
  • Spinal-twisting asanas
  • Inverted asanas
  • Balancing asanas


  • How time, place & duration are important?
  • Learn inhalation/exhalation & retention of breath
  • Six selected pranayama series
  • Role of pranayama in meditation
  • Advance pranayama techniques


  • Jalandhar bandha
  • Uddiyan bandha
  • Mool bandha
  • Maha bandha


  • Psychic gesture of knowledge
  • Gesture of consciousness
  • Attitude of the womb or source of life
  • Eyebrow centre gazing
  • Fierce or terrifying gesture

Shatkarm Kriya

  • Passing water through nostrils.
  • Purging the stomach using water
  • Abdominal breathing
  • Activation of digestive fire
  • Mind cleansing by focusing on a flame


Meditation mainly will be of two kinds—dynamic & static meditation. Dynamic meditation aims at release of unwanted energy in the form of negative emotions. It stirs and vibrates us to the core. It fights with deep-seated inertia & passivity without which it is not possible to make progress in meditation.

  • Solo meditation or in group
  • Group meditation which works on collective energy of all participants
  • Dynamic meditation techniques where you relaxes your mind
  • Unbroken flow of attention to a single point for a long time
  • Pacifying the non-sense noise of unconscious mind

Regulating Breathing through Pranayam

  • Shoulder breathing
  • Namaskar breathing
  • Hand-stretch breathing
  • Kapal breathing
  • Cross breathing
  • Up-hand breathing

Surya Namaskar

  • Primary Series: Developing stamina & endurance for long sitting asana.
  • Basic Position: Alignment & adjustment of body balance while doing asanas
  • Sun Salutation:Calm rhythm of breathing while sun salutation

Yoga Nidra

It is an extremely powerful and systematic technique derived from the Tantras that induces complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation. The practitioner is taught to maintain inner awareness while experiencing a deep state of restfulness and rejuvenation. Accompanied with positive affirmations planted during the process, it results in a complete positive transformation of the practitioner.

Yogic Diet

Right diet is an important part of yoga’s life. Nature and quality of food has to do with physical, mental & spiritual health. Diet regimen according to the season is ascertaining principle of Ayurveda. Intake of fresh, juicy, least-processed and mostly alkaline food is best for the yoga practitioners.

Theory curriculum

The theoretical portion of 200 YTTC is primarily designed in sync with standard parameter of Yoga Alliance, USA. Our theory portion aims at introducing you to the classical lore of yoga & spiritual wisdom which helps to enhance the contemplative & philosophical acumen. You will learn the broader concept of yoga in traditional and contemporary aspects.

200 hour YTTC: Yoga Philosophy

  • Hatha Yoga Pradipika : Deals with preparatory process for advance stage of yoga and meditation. It works on the level of body, senses & vital energy (prana) comprising activities known as asanas, pranayama, mudra, bandhas & shatkarma
  • Patanjali Yoga Sutras : These sutras propound the philosophy of Raj Yoga based on subtle & profound psychological insights. It mainly deals with various stages of meditation beginning with retention (dharana), concentration (dhyana), Super-conscious absorption (Samadhi)

Introductory Lessons in Vedanta

Vedanta is pinnacle of spiritual wisdom of India, mainly laid down in texts such as Upanishad and Bhagwad Gita. Teachings of Vedanta provide speculative and contemplative space to marinate with the help of yoga into the sky of unbounded awareness of non-dual Reality.

Introductory Lessons in Tantra

Tantra is an all-accepting and life-positive approach to spirituality. It harnesses creative and aesthetical dimensions of our being to raise higher level of consciousness. Tantra also works on energy centers existing in our body known as chakras. Activation of these chakras opens up infinite possibilities of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual being.

Vedic Counselling

It uses the principles and practices of Vedic philosophy and psychology to offers guidance on how to find one’s unique purpose in life that is in harmony with the entire cosmos. It leads the practitioner into self-awareness, helps in tapping and harnessing their own infinite potential, and provides ways on how live an authentic life of overall abundance and fulfillment.

Anatomy and Physiology

  • Skeletal system : Keeping spine healthy. Understanding bones & joints
  • Muscular system : Understanding anatomy & functions of muscles & tendons
  • Cardiovascular system : Practice to keep the heart healthy by right posture
  • Nervous system : Yoga and its connection with nervous system
  • Respiratory system : Connection of yogic breathing with respiratory system
  • Digestive system : Learning different organs of digestion and impact of yoga
  • Endocrine system : Balancing hormonal and endocrine system of body

Special Guest Lecture on Ayurveda

  • Basic understanding of Ayurveda
  • Knowing your body type
  • Specific diet & home-remedies
  • Use of herbal/medicinal  plants

Daily Schedule

The day starts with wake-up call in early morning. The daily practice will continue till evening with 6-7 hours daily practice. The course will run for six days in a week. One day in a week will be rest. The total duration of the course is 28 days.

  • Wake-up
  • Herbal tea
  • Yogic cleansing (Shatkarma)
  • Asana, pranayama & meditation
  • Breakfast
  • Yoga philosophy
  • Anatomy & physiology and Ayurveda
  • Lunch
  • Rest
  • Yoga breathing & yoga nidra
  • Hatha yoga, pranayama & meditation
  • Dinner

Note: The daily schedule is subject to change. The exact daily regimen will be handed to you on the first day of your arrival. One day will be off in a week.

Student Requirements

The Spirit Yoga Foundations has set standard rules & regulations to maintain decorum and dignity which all students are expected to follow strictly.

These requirements are as follows:

Program Requirements

  • Mental & physical fitness is mandatory for all students
  • Basic knowledge of English is desirable
  • Drugs/alcohols/cigarettes are prohibited
  • Regular attendance is enviable
  • Wear yoga dress in all yoga classes

Study Requirements

  • Strictly follow the designed syllabus
  • Follow the scheduled time
  • Must stay in center during course
  • Maintain a distance from teachers
  • Each students must have his/her own health insurance
  • Outing is not allowed during duration of the course
  • Contact manager if any query or demand


  • Only vegetarian food
  • No demand of extra food


Our center is in sylvan surroundings of nature on the outskirts of Rishikesh. It is far away from the hustle-bustle from the crowded town. The murmuring rivulet with glory of mountain and vast greenery make it an ideal place for practicing yoga & meditation. The fresh mountain breeze is soul-stirring and refreshes your mind and body.

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Program Fee

Single Occupancy Double Sharing
2200 USD per person 1600 USD per person
Includes all lodging, food & teaching
Get a rebate on course fees. Applicable till 31 March, 2020
Fees Includes Complimentary
  1. Food, lodging & yoga learning
  2. Spacious room with AC facility
  3. Welcome gift (yoga dress, yoga mat, neti-lota & beads, souvenir)
  4. Yoga Alliance certificate
  5. Trekking in nearby mountain village
  6. White-water river rafting
  7. Wi-Fi Zone/CCTV Surveillance
  8. Pick & drop facility from airport
  1. Spiritual musical concert (weekend)
  2. Live music meditation & Learning Indian music
  3. Vedanta & Tantra
  4. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  5. Soulful music therapy
  6. Yagya (Homa) Therapy
  7. Ayurvedic Psychology
  8. Day first medical check-up

Cancellation & Refundable Policy

  • 30 % advance payment is non-refundable
  • Deposit remaining fee amount on day-first
  • In case of any medical complications, fees will not be refunded
  • In case of misbehavior, we owns right to expel the violator. No amount will be refund in this case.
  • Bring your own medical insurance
  • If you postpone your schedule program, we can adjust with other future programs (T & C apply)
  • Please carefully read all the rules, term and conditions regarding payment policy of Spirit Yoga Foundation for your own convenience

Rules & regulations

  • Mental/physical fitness is must for all students
  • Regularly attend the classes (practical & theory)
  • Wear yoga dress during the course
  • Drugs, alcohol, smoking etc are strictly prohibited
  • Only vegetarian meals will be served
  • If any inconvenience, meet the head teacher
  • Don’t create any problem/hurdle during course
  • Stick to our syllabus for each course
  • Outing is permitted once a week
  • Inform to staff if decide to go outside the premises


Dr Varthika Pundir

Dehradun, India

I completed 200 hour yoga teacher training course from SYF yoga center. I think the year was 2017 on the onset of autumn. The location of yoga center is stunning in the backdrop of natural surroundings. The beauty of nature infused spirit and zeal to all yoga-seekers including me. It also offers an opportunity to understand the culture and tradition of hilly regions.

Laxmi Sharma

Dehradun, India

It was amazing. It was really an exhilarating experience learning yoga at the foothills of Himalaya. I took part in one-month long YTTC course certified by SYF. Every day was learning day for me physically & mentally. The classes of yoga philosophy were deep insightful with lot of information, which we seldom find out in yoga books. The method of teaching was lucid with lot of anecdotes and classical stories of India. In the evening, I used to walk in the natural trail in the premises of resort.

Ayushi Kandpal

Haldwani, India

I was absolute beginner with no experience in yoga and meditation. While touring pilgrim places in India, I enrolled into 200 hour yoga teacher training course of Spirit Yoga Foundation in October, 2018. I was afraid in the beginning. But the balance combination of practical and theoretical classes eliminates all fear and confusion from my mind. All my doubts got cleared. For the first-time, I realized mystical vibrations in my body, while doing meditation. Meditations classes were incredible. Meditation on the side of river was alluring.

Vivian Thomas


The memories of yoga course have left an indelible imprint in my mind. The method of teaching was classical. I faced difficulty while acquiring yoga pose in the practical session. But the yoga teacher helped me a lot in adjusting and alignment of yogic poses. She was very supportive handling all yoga aspirants with lot of patience. The session of anatomy and physiology learning give me an insight of understanding yoga as science and art. In the meditation classes, I learned the art right from the basic. I was taught how to focus, attention, concentration and finally attaining meditation in a gentle way.

Elina Edison

Stockholm, Sweden

The yoga center is a wonderful place for yoga & meditation. In the very first glance, the sylvan surroundings amidst mountains and stream in nearby surroundings soothe the mind and body. The meditation hall is well crafted to induce instant tranquility in mind. It came effortlessly whenever I sat for the purpose of meditation. I am planning visit again for 300 hour yoga teacher training course this year or next year as the situations allow me.


The 200 hr YTTC & 300 hr YTTC yoga courses are recognized by Yoga Alliance, USA. It conducts both practical & theoretical teaching to yoga students by expert yoga teachers. After successfully completing the course, you get the Yoga Alliance, USA acknowledged certificate. Which authorizes you to teach anywhere in the world and open up your own yoga school/studio.

Both are unique in their own way. Hatha yoga is preparatory ground to enter into further stages of yoga & meditation. It primarily works at the level of physical and vital energy (prana level). Thus, it covers mainly asanas and pranayama besides purgatory regimen. Ashtanga yoga is a wider concept comprising eight components–yama to Samadhi

Yes, both 200 hrs and 300 hrs YTTC of Spirit Yoga Foundation are recognized by Yoga Alliance, USA. Once you complete the course, you will become certified yoga teacher and can open-up your own yoga center/studio.

You have to attend daily classes of 6-7 hrs. It is 28 day (200 hr YTTC) & 45 days (300 hr YTTC) program, and every day practical (asana, pranayam & meditation), theoretical (philosophy, anatomy & physiology) classes are conducted.

Yes, you can join the course. Light asana series with mild stretching under the guidance of yoga master will remove the stiffness in your body. Yoga blocks, belts and other aids will help you to attain flexibility in your body.

Yes, you can join any teaching course. It starts from basic level, and then goes to intermediate and advanced level. It is advisable to start from basic, and then go for intermediary and advance level of yoga teachers training courses.

Yoga is best for one and all—old, misfit and fragile persons. Yogic exercise promotes and maintains the healthy body. It improves your digestive, circulatory, respiratory and excretory system. The regular practice ensures physical and mental strength under the guidance of competent yoga guru.

Hatha yoga is the best choice. It is traditional & easy to learn under the guidance of guru. From physical to spiritual level, it slowly advances to the higher practice of yoga. It starts with stretching, calm asanas & light pranayama & meditation.

There is no need of any qualification or degree. You must have knowledge of English, as the medium of instruction is English. You approach guru with open mind. Any one in age group of 18-60, can be a yoga student.  The age for learning is from 18 to 60. But if you have any serious medical complications, better consult concerned doctor before enrolling in any yoga course.

It depends upon the duration of the course, location (ashram, resort, or three-star accommodation) and status of the yoga school. The fees can range from 1500 to 3,000 $.

You will learn many elements of yoga:

  • Asana: Alignment & adjustment with different bodily postures
  • Pranayama: Breath control and its role in meditation
  • Meditation: Dynamic & static meditations techniques enhancing awareness, concentration & heart-fullness
  • Bandha-Mudra: Yogic gestures & locking of energy
  • Shatkarma: Yogic cleansing process for body
  • Anatomy & Physiology: Medical aspects of yoga
  • Textual study of Patanjali yoga-sutras & hatha yoga pradipika
  • Introductory lessons in Vedanta & Tantra
  • Sound-healing techniques
  • Ayurveda: Diet & LifestylePost-trauma healing & rehabilitation with the help of CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and Art Therapy