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500 Hours Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India

The 500-hours yoga teacher training course is a combination of 200 and 300-hours in the same sequence. These courses comply with the Yoga Alliance standards. On successful completion of these courses, a participant may choose to enrol with Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 500).


500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in India

Our teacher training courses are fully residential and intensive, designed to provide in-depth understanding that is essential to be able to teach Yoga.

Students enrolled for 500-Hours Yoga Teacher Training will begin with 200-Hours Yoga Teacher Training and continue to stay for 300-hours training. There is usually a break of a day or two between two courses.

500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training - Course Dates & Fee

7 Weeks Yoga Program - (2024 / 2025)


  • 10 Mar - 01 May 2024
  • 16 May - 06 Jul 2024
  • 21 Jul - 10 Sep 2024
  • 25 Sep - 15 Nov 2024
  • 01 Dec - 22 Jan 2025
  • $ 4305 USD(TWIN SHARED ROOM)
  • $ 3175 USD(TWIN SHARED ROOM-Early Bird)
  • $ 5655 USD(PRIVATE ROOM)
  • $ 4099 USD(PRIVATE ROOM-Early Bird)

fee inclusions:

  • Tuition fee
  • Accommodation (private or twin-shared room)
  • Three vegetarian meals a day
  • Course material, yoga mat
  • At their own expense, guests can engage in excursions like Himalaya Darshan, trekking, river rafting, and Rishikesh market on their days off

Yoga Alliance Certification - RYT 500

500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in India with RYT 500 Yoga Alliance Certification

Upon course completion, the performance will be assessed based on overall satisfactory performance at the course as well as attendance requirement, the graduating students will be issued a yoga teacher training certification from Abhayaranya - Rishikesh Yogpeeth accredited by Yoga Alliance.

The student can choose to register themselves on Yoga Alliance USA upon payment of the required certification fee to Yoga Alliance. Details of the accreditation process can be found on the Yoga Alliance website.

500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training - Daily Schedule


Time Activity
5:30 am Wake Up
6:00 am - 6.15 am Shakarma(Yogic Cleansing)
6:15 am - 6.30 am Mantra Chanting
6:30 am - 7.00 am Pranayama
7:15 am - 8.45 am Asana
9:00 am Breakfast
11:00 am - 12.00 Noon Yoga Anatomy And Physiology
12:15 pm Yoga Anatomy
01:30 pm Lunch
2:30 pm - 3.30 pm Swadhyaya (Self-Study)
3:45 - 4.45 pm Yogadarshan (Yoga Philosophy)
5:00 - 6.30 pm Asana
6:45 - 7.15 pm Dharna And Dhayana (Meditation)
7:30 pm Dinner

Please note : Daily schedule is subject to change on teacher's discretion

Weekly Shatkarma Schedule:

  • First Week Tuesday - Jalneti
  • First Week Saturday - Kunjal
  • Second Week Saturday - Rubber Neti
  • Third Week Saturday - Shankprakshalan

Abhayaranya Yoga Ashram in Rishikesh - Accomodation

  • Two Single Beds
  • Shower / AC / Hot Water / Wi-Fi
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • RYT500 Training & All Community Events
  • Yoga Equipment & Learning Materials
  • Double Bed
  • Shower / AC / Hot Water / Wi-Fi
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • RYT500 Training & All Community Events
  • Yoga Equipment & Learning Materials

500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training - Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training - Eligibility

  • For the Core 300 hour YTTC in Rishikesh, you must complete the 200 hours training first. The 300 hours course is built up on the base of 200 hours training to further strengthen the practitioner’s knowledge and understanding.
  • All courses are conducted in English. Reasonable proficiency in the language is expected from the participants.

500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training - Syllabus

Mantras are believed to penetrate the depths of the human mind. Mantras are elements of Sanskrit language chanted constantly to regulate the vibration of all aspects of your being and have an eternal influence. One of the benefits of mantra chanting is that it can help reduce mental stress. Scientifically called mantropathy, it is widely practiced for body and mind healing as well as for getting rid of negative energies in the environment.

Shatkarma is a series of six yogic techniques which allows for purification of the body and prepares for the journey towards moksha or liberation. Shatkarma eases and correctly aligns the flow of prana or the internal life force, enabling us to perform meditation for long hours, which is very necessary for the spiritual journey.

Asanas are one of the fundamental elements of yoga. Each asana brings certain positive attributes from alignment of body posture. For example, elimination of toxins, weight loss, general health, elimination of fatigue and relaxation of the mind.

As different bodies have different flexibility and strength profiles, it becomes necessary that the teacher understands this and makes use of the props to intelligently deliver the teachings and engage with class. The 200 hours yoga teacher’s training program will help you understand these nuances in a much efficient manner. Understanding yoga postures with their equivalent Sanskrit names and their meanings: Every yoga posture has its own science behind it and upon understanding the deep seated meaning and rationale behind it allows you to practice yoga mindfully.

Every breath you take is a source of Prana or the internal life force and the conscious practice of this simple process can bring magical transformation in every aspect of your life. The teacher’s training program will introduce this concept and how to integrate it with every single yoga asanas. Some of the benefits it will bring are improved blood flow, body detox, better digestion among others.

A deeper level of meditation and concentration to know the truth is referred to as Dhyana. Dhyana forms the pathway to achieve Samadhi, which produces infinite bliss, the ultimate goal of Yoga.

Understanding human anatomy will help people better understand yoga and its aspects. This will also help achieve holistic health and yoga practice therapies.

Yoga is an ancient philosophy. To be a Yoga teacher one must understand the philosophy and ideas associated with it. In addition to this, they should also be able to share these same ideologies with their students. The 200 hour TTC yoga in Rishikesh ensures they share this philosophy with the world.

Teaching yoga is an intricate affair of body, mind and soul which requires immense clarity in thoughts and actions. The 200 hour yoga teacher training in Rishikesh ensures that enthusiasts are open to learning the skill of teaching and allows them to perform justice with their knowledge and the trust their future tutors bestow on them.