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200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course

300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course

300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India (5 weeks) – LEVEL 2

Join the best 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course in Rishikesh and enhance your teaching beyond the basics.  In your 200-hour YTTC, you laid the groundwork for your practice and teaching; now, it’s time to dive deeper into the Himalayan tradition of yoga.  

The Course focuses on yogic, Vedantic and Tantric wisdom, highlighting their convergence towards unity and oneness.  It is designed for sincere practitioners who wish to take their practice and teaching to a more profound level.  It’s an opportunity to deepen your practice and share the ancient yogic wisdoms from your heart.  In the process, you will not only transform your own life but share this with others so that they can experience peace and harmony in their lives.  

The Vedic Yoga Centre is the best place to study 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training because we offer:

* a committed atmosphere, which includes the serenity of the Himalayas and sacred Ma Ganga
* an established routine
* we keep class sizes small so that every individual can receive the personal attention they need to attain their optimal potential from the program
* modern, clean and comfortable ashram-style living
* meals based on yogic and Ayurvedic health principles and
* the ancient, time-tested wisdom of the Himalayan tradition, taught by a senior teacher with 21 years experience, who is also a dedicated practitioner. 

Our students regard this course as a comprehensive expansion on their 200 hour YTTC experience and testify that it has enriched both their teaching and personal practice.  Our Yoga Teacher Training Course is also accredited by Yoga Alliance USA, which validates your Certification to teach all over the world.

Our 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training Course is designed for individuals who have completed a Yoga Alliance USA-approved 200-hour YTTC. While certification from the Vedic Yoga Centre is favoured, we also consider certification from other institutions.  Based on your knowledge and experience, you may be asked to complete additional tasks prior to starting this Course.  Furthermore, you will be required to purchase the Vedic Yoga Centre 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Manual at an additional cost.

Students of this 300-hour YTTC will study the following topics:

PRACTICE & COMMANDS – 147.5 hours

  1. Hatha Yoga practices based on the Gherand Samhita (alternative hatha yoga scripture)
  2. Deeper level pranayama and pratyahara practices based on various yogic scriptures
  3. Kundalini kriya, deeper-level mudra practices, and the roles and practices of japa and yoga nidra
  4. Learning how to combine the different aspects of traditional yogic practices that lead to unity and the experience of one-ness 
  5. How the various practices affect all five layers of the body
  6. Benefits and contra-indications of all the yogic methods, their profound impact, and how this leads to the essential purpose of yoga
  7. Identifying the different levels of practice and learning how to integrate them according to individual students’ experience
  8. Daily practices of mantras and chants, specifically those that develop healing, creativity and inner consciousness
  9. Refining and strengthening your understanding of the practices through the use of sequences (class samples provided)
  10. Meditation (Vedic Dhyan) practice for personal development, and guiding others in this practice, building up from the ground level 
  11. Reinforcing and strengthening the focus from outer to inner alignment



  1. Developing a deeper understanding of Vedic yoga and its holistic approach
  2. Ways to ground one’s awareness in the morning to develop intensity of focus during the day, through the Pyramid method (the art of upward moving awareness) 
  3. Observing the Class Structure of 7 Elements of a traditional Vedic Yoga class, as follows: mantra chanting, meditation, pranayama, asana/bandha/mudra, kundalini kriya, prana dharana/sakshi bhava, yoga nidra
  4. Adjusting and assisting with a deeper understanding
  5. Learning the fundamental principles of developing Vedic yoga sequencing and its holistic approach to attaining stillness, as well as appropriate sequence for a mixed-level class
  6. Different combinations of kundalini/tantric kriya practices to make you aware of your life force and awaken the inner consciousness
  7. How to integrate these practices with hatha yoga sequencing
  8. Different platforms for sharing the traditional teachings



  1. Exploring how yoga relates to various bodily systems like digestion, breathing, circulation, muscles, and hormones, and how they are affected by the Class Structure of 7 Elements, e.g. mantra, asana, kriya etc.
  2. Integrating the astral anatomy and physiology (pranas, nadis etc.) with the different practices
  3. How the Eastern and Western approaches together can lead to one’s harmony


  1. Selected sutras from Chapters 1, 2 and 3 of Patanjali Yoga Sutras and their implications for current times.
  2. Acknowledging the teaching and historical value of the Gherand Samhita, a sacred scripture of hatha yoga. 
  3. Understanding how the underlying message of the Bhagavad Gita, which covers a broad scopebrings the individual to the experience of one-ness
  4. Exploring how Tantra is the base for all of our yogic practices, and recognising the right and left hands of Tantra
  5. Explore profound Himalayan Yoga Vedantic philosophy 
  6. Enhancing practical application knowledge of Ayurveda
  7. Living ethically as a yoga teacher
  8. Evening satsang – inner wisdom on holistic yoga, incorporating practices like japa, nada, and swara for daily life, and yogic perspectives for navigating life’s challenges, Q&A



  1. Expand your understanding of traditional Vedic Yoga teaching methods
  2. The ability to teach an entire session based on the Class Structure of 7 Elements of a Vedic Yoga class
  3. Leading a meditation class, understanding its preparation and stages, and developing confidence in issuing commands
  4. Leading a mantra class, delving deeper into the practice, and integrating it with japa 
  5. Guiding students systematically in the deeper level principles and practices of pranayama
  6. Creating and confidently teaching a sequence of hatha yoga
  7. Displaying a deeper trust in your own commands and instructing safely in both private sessions and larger groups
  8. Sharing ideas of how to create a workshop, retreat or day program without losing your inner balance
  9. Observing, giving and receiving feedback
  10. Emphasising the importance of swadhyaya – self-reflection



Self-study time is allocated each day.

  1. Students are required to finish their assignments either during the course or submit them online within 60 days of completion of the program
  2. Students will be asked to provide feedback on their personal experience of their practice teachings sessions
  3. Students must continue a routine of daily sadhana (practice) for a minimum of three weeks after returning home
  4. Students must complete a written exam and return this online within 60 days of completing the course (we expect that students will complete this task ethically)
  5. During the course, students will be requested to undertake seva according to tasks that require completion at the Centre; and carrying this attitude of selfless service into all different aspects of their lives

This schedule is a sample only and may be modified according to circumstances and the students’ understanding.

6:00 am - 7:15 am
 Mantra chanting and meditation 
7:30 am - 9:15 am
 Hatha yoga – asana, pranayama, samyak kriya, yoga nidra, meditation 
9:30 am - 10:00 am
 Breakfast in silence
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
 Lecture/discussion 1:  yoga philosophy, lifestyle, ethics, teaching methodologies
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
 Free time – study time, journaling and preparation of assignments
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
 Lecture/discussion 2:  anatomy and physiology – medical and yogic, practicum
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
 Practice of hatha yoga and samyak kriya 
6:45 pm - 7:30 pm
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
 Kirtan satsang /silent meditation
9:30 pm

Attendance at all classes is compulsory.

Every Sunday will be free between the morning hatha yoga class and the evening kirtan session:  from 9:30 am to 8:00 pm

The Vedic Yoga Centre’s 300-hour Teacher Training includes the following:

  1.  Certificate of Achievement from the Vedic Yoga Centre, which will qualify you to teach yoga (RYT500) as accredited by Yoga Alliance USA, once you have successfully completed the Course.
  2.  Certification requirements include:
    1. Full attendance in the training intensive
    2. Completion of the required readings and assessments;
    3. Successful completion of examinations and written assignments;
    4. Completion of the post-course requirements.
  3.  Vedic Yoga Centre Manual.
  4.  Accommodation in modern rooms at the Vedic Yoga Centre, each with an attached bathroom. You will have a separate room, either standard or deluxe, according to your request or availability of rooms. 
  5.  Three Ayurvedic meals per day.
  6.  Use of the Centre’s Wi-Fi.
  7.  One free Ayurvedic treatment of your choice.
  8.  The opportunity to transform your life and become a part of a Vedic yoga community comprised of students from around the world.
  9.  Individual consultation and guidance from teachers to help you customise your practice, find inspiration, and make lifestyle choices which heal and empower you at every level.

The prices do not include airfare, transfers to and from the Centre, tips, any excursions during the course, or personal items.

  1. Certificate of Achievement from the Vedic Yoga Centre, which will qualify you to teach yoga (RYT200) as accredited by Yoga Alliance USA, once you have successfully completed the Course.

Upcoming 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training dates:

* January 15-February 18, 2024
* April 1-May 5, 2024
* September 1-October 5, 2024
* November 1-December 5, 2024

A non-refundable deposit of US$300 is required to book your spot.

Standard Room:    US$2,600
Deluxe Room:          US$2,900

All deposits are non-refundable but can be used at a later date or for another program.  For more information about refunds and cancellations, please follow this link:


Arrival for the Course

You should arrive at least one day before the Course starts to ensure that you have overcome any jetlag from your flight, and you are refreshed for your program.  In any case, all students must be present on the evening before the Course starts.


Email a copy of your flight details, passport and visa to: and complete the Application Form by following the Apply Now link, which includes payment of your deposit

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