Welcome to 300 hour YTTC.

300 hour yoga teacher training course in Rishikesh is affiliated to Yoga Alliance, USA. The course conducted by Spirit Yoga Foundation aims to provide more advanced training pertaining to traditional hatha yoga, ancient yogic philosophy including human anatomy and physiology. It will greatly enhances the personal spiritual journey of the aspirant, and train them vigorously to become competent yoga teachers for all yoga-seekers across the world.

Hatha yoga teacher training course in Rishikesh is also affiliated to Yoga Alliance, USA. Though, primary and intermediary courses (100 hr YTTC & 200 hr YTTC) are not mandatory to undergo training to this hatha yoga course, but if you have done it, it will be better to grasp the subject. It broadens your horizon flying high in the vast space of yoga wisdom. It will also train you in stress management and personality development of individuals.

Objectives of hatha yoga YTTC course in Rishikesh:

  • Learning advanced teaching methods
  • Traditional yoga merging with advance teaching method
  • Value of hatha yoga in contemporary life
  • Connecting spiritual science with modern logical science
  • Learning teaching methods of classical Sanskrit texts

300 hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Certified Yoga Alliance, USA

The students will undertake extensive training on both practical/theoretical aspects under the guidance of experienced & erudite yoga masters, striving to train them to become future hatha yoga teachers. The Spirit Yoga Foundation is one of the prestigious yoga schools in Rishikesh (India) focus on traditional approach to classical hatha yoga.

Registered Yoga School in Rishikesh

  • Recognition as certified outstanding yoga teacher
  • Certificate acknowledged by Yoga Alliance, USA
  • Course recognized with Yoga Alliance, USA
  • Spirit Yoga Foundation is registered with Societies Registration Act 1860, India

300 hour YTTC in Rishikesh: Course Requirements

  • Interested yoga aspirants must attain 18 years age
  • Avoid if any serious physical injury
  • Absolute beginner can also join the course
  • Follow the syllabus strictly
  • Join for professional/personal growth or 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: 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

The daily regimen will run for six to seven hours including separate session for practical & theoretical training. The course will run for six days in a week. One day will be rest. The total duration of the course is 35 days.

Components of 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training

Practical curriculum:

  • Basic to advanced asanas series
  • Adjustment & alignment under yoga therapist
  • Learn basic to advance pranayama techniques
  • Static and dynamic meditations
  • Shatkarma series (six purification yogic process)
  • Yoga “nidra” for complete relaxation
  • Modified breathing for corporate professionals

Theoretical Curriculum: 300 Hour YTTC

  • Simplifying classical Yoga Texts
  • Hatha yoga in contemporary time
  • Anatomy & physiology, Vedic Counselling,
  • Vedanta, Tantra, Music Therapy, Yagya Therapy
  • Ayurveda Psychology & Law of Attraction
  • Selected lessons from “Gita”

Practical Curriculum

Spirit Yoga Foundation has meticulously worked to complete the practical curriculum in compliance with reputed Yoga Alliance, USA. It will cover Hatha Yoga, Raja Yoga & Tantra Yoga.  We have designed the course in such a way that student can understand the alignment, adjustment and stabilization of body in best possible way.

Elements of practical curriculum: 300 Hour YTTC

  • Focus on traditional style
  • Practice asanas under competent yoga master
  • Role of asanas for external to internal awareness
  • Reaching deeper level of consciousness
  • Synchronization of practical & theoretical knowledge

Hatha Yoga Asanas

  • Pawanmuktasana–Part 1, 2 & 3
  • Vajrasana group of asanas
  • Yoga exercise for eyes
  • Standing asana
  • Surya namasakra
  • Padmasana group asanas
  • Backward-bending asanas
  • Forward-bending asana
  • Spinal-twisting Asanas
  • Inverted asanas
  • Balancing asanas
  • Asana for disease management


  • How time, place & duration are important?
  • Learn inhalation/exhalation & retention of breath
  • Seven pranayama series
  • Role of pranayama in meditation
  • Pranayama with bandha


  • 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

  • Jal neti
  • Sutra neti
  • Kapalbhati
  • Dhauti
  • Nauli
  • Tratak


  • Dynamic & Static meditation
  • Silence meditation
  • Tantra meditation
  • Meditating on breath
  • Meditation mantra chanting
  • Breath-control meditation
  • Chanting meditation
  • Laughing meditation

Modifying Breathing through Pranayama

  • Shoulder Breathing
  • Namaskar Breathing
  • Hand Stretch Breathing
  • Kapal Breathing
  • Up Hand Breathing
  • Mountain & bhujang asana breathing
  • Tiger breathing
  • Cat breathing

Yoga Nidra

This 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.

Nada Yoga & Post-Trauma Healing

  • Chanting of mantras
  • Tibetan singing bowels
  • Music therapy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Art therapy

Theory Curriculum

The theoretical portion as designed by Spirit Yoga Foundation is in compliance with international standard set by Yoga Alliance, USA. It is also in perfect harmony and balance with practical session for better understanding of the yoga course.

Yoga Philosophy

  • Textual study of Patanjali’s Yoga-Sutras
  • Textual study of Hatha Yoga Pradipika
  • Introductory lessons in Vedanta: Upanishad & Bhagwad Gita
  • Introductory lessons in Tantra: Kashmir Shaivite Non-dual philosophy
  • Vedic Counseling
  • Synthesis of Jnana Yoga, Bhakti Yoga & Karma Yoga
  • Introductory lessons in Sath-Chakra-Nirupana

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 Counseling

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: Understanding bones & joints for relaxation

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

Physiology of asanas: Common yoga injuries and prevention

Disease management: Managing disease by holistic view of yoga

Daily Regimen

The daily regimen will run for six to seven hours including separate session for practical & theoretical training. The course will run for six days in a week. One day will be rest. The total duration of the course is 35 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 Foundation 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
3000 USD per person 2500 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
  9. Teaching Internship
  10. Volunteer to social work(optional)
  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
  9. "Gita" discourse
  10. Law of Attraction

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


Elmie Johnson

New Zealand

The 45 days which I spent in 300 hour yoga teacher training course in the month of December in 2017 with Spirit Yoga Foundation are memorable one. It gave me an opportunity to learn hatha yoga and ashtanga yoga in one go. I started practical training with basic asanas in combination with adjustment & alignment. The practical session of asana series was completely enjoyable. I learn to support my breathing with gentle physical movements (or yogic asanas). As the day advanced, I learned standing asanas, backward and forward bending asanas.


New Delhi, India

After completing my 200 hour yoga teacher training course, I was searching for an apt yoga school where I could get training in advanced level. Luckily, while surfing in internet, my eyes glued to stunning website of SYF. I landed in SYF yoga center in March, 2017. The philosophical and theoretical class of hatha yoga was astonishing. I discover hatha yoga is traditional and classical, and I was taught with the same essence with little modification.


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