500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in India

500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in India

The 500 hour yoga teacher training in India at Gyan Yog Breath is registered with Yoga Alliance. 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 beginners to intermediates who have never completed a yoga teacher training course before or wish to intensify their practice. Please note, that you should be practicing yoga for at least two months prior course begin.

This highly intensive 39-day 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 learnin g modules. We invite you to connect with the source of yoga and steadily build up enriching knowledge.

During the 500 hour yoga teacher training, you will learn how to practice 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 very challenging and will provide you with long-lasting benefits.

 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.

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    Gyan Yog Breath
    Visthapit Nirmal B, Rishikesh Uttarakhand –
    249202 India

      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 very challenging and will provide you with long-lasting benefits.

    The 500 hour yoga teacher training in India consists of the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training and 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training programs joined right after each other.  There will be a study break holiday between both courses from the 19th until the 31st. During this time, accommodation and meals are provided and the student has time to study, reflect and rejuvenate.

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

    Detailed Course Curriculum

    During your 500 hour yoga teacher training in India, Hatha Yoga provides a great and strong foundation, with which you can teach multiple yoga forms later on. The YTT content will cover all traditional asanas (poses) with modifications, variations, and adjustments through props.

    We encourage the scientific and therapeutic approach of yoga so you will learn how to practice and teach safely and understand the immense impacts, benefits and cautions of each asana thoroughly.

    Our main Asana style is Hatha Yoga. You will learn:

    Hatha Asana

    Ashtanga Yoga has become a very popular yoga style. As a fast and dynamic form of yoga, ashtanga increases blood circulation, reduces body fat and fastens the metabolism. 

    During your 500 hour yoga teacher training, you will cover the ashtanga vinyasa series.

    This includes variations of the sun salutations A, B and C, standing and sitting postures, inversions, spinal twists, jumps, counter-poses and arms balancing.

    During the ashtanga classes of your 500 hour yoga teacher training, you will cover:

    • Primary series
    • Primary Ashtanga postures
    • Correct alignment
    • Sanskrit names
    • Physical, mental, and spiritual benefits
    • Body gestures (Mudras & Bandhas)
    • Contraindications of postures

    Pranayama – as an important part of yoga – develops a holistic expansion of consciousness and awakens the chakras and dormant energies. 

    Through breath control, our mental and physical patterns are modified. The purifying benefits of pranayama lead to self-realization and optimum health.

    During the Pranayama classes of your 500 hour yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, you will be introduced to Chandrabhedana, AnulomViloma, Ujjayi,Sitkari,  NadiShodhan, Sitali, Bhastrika, Bhramari, Kumbakh and Suryabhedena.

    You will learn how to teach and incorporate pranayama into your own classes and study:

    • 7 kinds of breaths
    • Various breathing patterns and their meaning
    • The Natural breath
    • 7 Regulation of breath for stress management
    • Calming nature of pranayama
    • Relaxing benefits of the 10 main techniques
    • 7 Retention
    • Diaphragmatic breath

    Shatkarmais a Sankrit term and means the six actions. These six actions include physical purification techniques with enriching mental, energetic and spiritual benefits.

    During your 500 hour yoga teacher training, you will learn:

    • JalaNeti
    • Kunjala
    • Sutra Neti
    • Shankapraskalan
    • Dhauti 

    Our mind is always working. That is totally normal. Meditation is not about quieting the mind and shutting out all thoughts. It’s rather a practise to listen to your inner voice and gain clarity, patience and strength. It is difficult to describe meditation in a word. It can only be felt through personal experience.

    For a meditation beginner, it is almost impossible to sit down and meditate without moving for an hour or more. That’s why you will learn different techniques to enter the state of meditation easily. During your Yoga Teacher Training, you will cover various meditation types such as Kundalini Meditation, Dynamic meditation, Power of Transformation Meditation, Candle Light Meditation, Dancing Meditation & Sound Meditation.

    Meditation nourishes the practitioner with joy, self-confidence and acceptance. It lets us recognize that we belong to something much bigger than just our body and mind.

    The Power of Transformation is a meditation technique that aims to reduce the toxic and carbon dioxide levels of your body. With seven steps, this meditation practise gives you a feeling of lightness and peace. The technique was invented by Bipin Gyan. He developed the Power of Transformation practise for the fast-thinking, efficient western mind in order to experience bliss, transformation and silence.

    The benefits:

    1. Mental peace
    2. Physical health
    3. A clear vision
    4. Strong mind
    5. Supportive thoughts
    6. Removal of negative energies
    7. Physical detox

    The Philosophy behind yoga is as important as the practise itself. Understanding the how’s and why’s behind spirituality, growth and healing powers of yoga, will encourage you to be the best version of yourself and a knowledgeable yoga instructor.

    During the yoga teacher training in India, you will get introduced to the Indian Yogic Philosophy and cover various concepts of Yoga according to Patanjali. You will study the Yamas and Niyamas, foundation of yoga, history of yoga, concept of Gods, Samkya philosophy, PanchVritti, PanchKlesha and Gita.

    As a yoga instructor and practitioner, you should be familiar with the anatomy and physiology of yoga. Perfect health states that all body systems work in harmony together. If one of the systems is out of balance, all others are disturbed and cannot function properly anymore.

    In the Anatomy classes of your 500 hour yoga teacher training, you will learn about the nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory, skeletal, muscular, endocrine and digestive system and how they are related to yoga.

    During the 500 hour yoga teacher training with Gyan Yog Breath, you will get the chance to discover your inner space while practising mantras. Mantras are used to free the mind from its limitations and let the soul resonate with the universal sound. Furthermore, chanting mantras promotes world peace, lifts the group energy and purifies the environment. You will chant:

    • Gayatri Mantra
    • Pranava Japa
    • Svasti Mantra
    • Food Mantra 
    • Shiva Mantra 
    • World Peace Mantra

    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.

    500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training IndiaWe 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 this 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 500 hour teacher training in India 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. During the 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in India, you will learn about:

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

    Gyan Yog Breath has their own Ayurvedic Doctor. Dr Vipul Kumar is available for ayurvedic consultations and pulse diagnosis. He will teach the Ayurveda classes during the 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training.

    You will learn about:

    • The Doshas: Pitta, Vatta, Kapha
    • The Gunas
    • Ayurvedic herbs and spicesra
    • Health according to Ayurveda
    • Nutrition according to Ayurveda
    • The origin, benefit and importance of Ayurveda
    • Its relation to Yoga
    • How to balance your dosha
    • Dietary recommendations according to the dosha

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      Next Available 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training In India Dates

      February 2024: 01/02/2024 until 21/03/2024

      Available seats: 2

      March 2024: 01/03/2024 until 21/04/2024

      Available seats: 3

      500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Schedule

      Time Week 1+2 Week 3+4 Week 5+6
      Pranayama and Shatkarma
      Pranayama and Shatkarma
      Pranayama and Shatkarma
      Alignment 2
      Hatha Asana
      Hatha Asana
      Hatha Asana & Advanced Asana
      Yoga Philosophy
      Yoga Philosophy
      Yoga Philosophy
      Karma Yoga
      Teaching Preparation
      Karma Yoga
      Fruits and Tea
      Fruits and Tea
      Fruits and Tea
      Study Break
      Study Break /TM
      Study Break
      Hatha Asana
      Hatha Asana
      Emotional Blockage Treatment
      Power of Transformation Meditation

      Course Fees & Prices

      This is a residential 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training program. The fee includes the course, course materials, food, accommodation & more.

      twin shared

      $ 4000


      $ 4400

      Limited Early Bird Discounts:

      Reserve your space 2 months before you start the course & receive 100$ off

      Reserve your space 3 months before you start the course & receive 200$ off

      Reserve your space 4 months before starting the course & receive 300$ off

      Note:  AC or heating we charge 200$ extra each per month.

      The early bird discount will be added automatically and shown in your booking confirmation

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      What's included?

      • 52 days comfortable accommodation
      • Both Type Accommodation have hot water and attached bathroom
      • 2 vegetarian or vegan meals per day + unlimited fruits
      • Unlimited herbal teas and filtered water
      • Cleansing process materials
      • 6 printed course books on site and 12 books as PDF in advance
      • One white yoga t-shirt
      • A meditation necklace & a new yoga mat
      • Yoga Alliance Certification (after successful completion)
      • Taxi pick up from Dehradun Airport
      • 2 Ayurvedic consultations and frequent guidance through our doctor

      Please note: AC or Heating we charge 200$ for each extra per month

      Yoga Teacher Training in India At Gyan Yog Breath


      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 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.


      Lunch at Yoga Teacher Training institute Gyan Yog Breath

      During your 500 hour yoga teacher training, you will receive two freshly prepared meals per day plus unlimited fruits throughout the 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 (or vegan) only. We do not serve or allow meat, fish or eggs.
      • The Confirmation Fee must be paid in advance and is non-refundable.

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