500 Hour (7 weeks) Yoga Teacher Training Course

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This course is offered for those who have completed a 200 or 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training Course. It offers the opportunity to advance your yogic practice and refine the learning and experience that you previously gained. Emphasis will be placed on the ancient teachings of yoga in its purest form which spring from the various traditional yogic scriptures. You will learn about many aspects of yoga that are not widely practiced such as kriya yoga, nada yoga, swara yoga and the benefits of mantra yoga. You will also deepen your understanding and experience of hatha yoga. The overall focus of the course is to demonstrate and experience different techniques of providing access to your inner wold, and to be able to teach these to others for their total well-being. Upon completion of the course you will be proficient at teaching all of these traditional aspects of yoga.

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The Vedic Yoga Centre’s 500-hour Teacher Training Course prepares students to not just be yoga teachers, but to live yoga in all areas of life. The teacher training course is about more than just learning how to teach a class. It is about understanding the teachings of the ancient traditions of yoga so they may be shared in any setting with all people. It offers personal transformation in Rishikesh, the birthplace of yoga, and will prepare you for a yoga practice well beyond the yoga mat.

The Vedic Yoga Centre’s teacher training is designed to immerse students in the physical, mental, and spiritual states of yoga so they emerge as students and teachers of both a physical practice and personal wisdom. It goes beyond learning how to teach others the practice of yoga techniques and prepares you for living yoga in every moment of every day.


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  • MANTRA YOGA (pure sound which shifts your awareness into the present).
  • HATHA YOGA (union of body and mind through six cleansing methods, posture, breathing, holding the breath, yogic gestures, and relaxation).
  • NADA YOGA (training your awareness through external sound to expand your awareness for the state of meditation).
  • KRIYA (a practice of tuning your awareness with your life force and awakening the inner consciousness).
  • SWARA YOGA (nostril science).
  • RAJA YOGA (a set of practices to attain the state of meditation).


  • Yogic (as opposed to scientific) anatomy and physiology.
  • Yoga therapy (different practices and a wholistic approach to your total well being).
  • Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga through the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.
  • Introduction to the Vedanta and its practical use in our daily life.
  • Different branches of yoga and their essential purpose.
  • Introduction to the Bhagavad Gita and its importance in our daily life.
  • Understanding the aim of all yoga and different spiritual practices.
  • Introduction to Ayurvedic philosophy, and theory and practice of Ayurvedic massage.
  • How to practice and teach pranayama, pratyahara, and meditation through the following:

      ◦ Systematic training of the breath and mind, and their inter-relatedness
      ◦ Pranayama practice and teaching
      ◦ Relaxation techniques and teaching
      ◦ Theory and practice of meditation

Daily Schedule (Monday to Saturday)

6.30 AM - 7.30 AM

Mantra chanting and meditation

7.30 AM - 9.30 AM

Hatha yoga

9.30 AM - 10.30 AM


11.00 AM - 12.30 PM

Lecture/discussion, yoga philosophy and ancient scriptures

12.30 PM - 1.30 PM


3.00 PM - 4.30 PM

Yogic anatomy and physiology instruction

5.00 PM - 6.30 PM

Practice - kriya/nada yoga/swara yoga

6.45 PM - 8.00 PM


8.00 PM - 9.00 PM

Kirtan/satsang/silent meditation

9.30 PM


Additional hours for self study are included in the 500 hours


  • Every Sunday will be a free day apart from the evening Kirtan session which commences at 6:30pm.
  • Attendance at all classes is compulsory.
  • Full payment must be made by the first day of the course, and no refunds will be provided once the course has commenced.
  • The course offers all traditional yogic teaching and does not emphasize any particular style of asana.


If you cancel 24 hours or more prior to your arrival date, all monies will be refunded in full, less the $120 application fee. A refund is not available if you cancel on the workshop’s start date, if you do not show up, or if you leave the course early for any reason.


Participants who complete the program receive a Yoga Teacher Certificate and are also eligible to apply for the 500-hour level of registration (RYT) with Yoga Alliance. Certification requirements include:

  • Full attendance in the training intensive;
  • Completion of the required readings; and
  • Successful completion of examinations and written assignments.

This course is only US$3600 including accommodation, all meals and tuition.

Participants are required to arrive at the Vedic Yoga Centre a minimum of two days before commencement of the Course to ensure that they have recovered from any jet lag and to familiarise themselves with the local facilities.


To register

1. Email a copy of your flight details, passport and visa to the following email addresses: ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

2. Transfer a deposit of US$120 into the following bank account

3. Complete the application form


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