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200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course

300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course

300 Hour Teacher Training Course in Rishikesh, India 

This 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course (5 weeks) in Rishikesh is designed for those who have completed the 200 Hour YTTC and who are willing to go deeper into their study and strengthen their yogic practice. It gives you a solid foundation to reinforce your determination for following the yogic path of both practice and teaching.

Here you will expand your inner awareness, so that instead of simply imparting information to students, you can help to transform their lives. With the foundation that you have gained from the 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Course, you will now be prepared to gain an even deeper understanding of all the aspects of traditional Vedic teachings, and come closer to living your yoga in your day-to-day life.

Yoga means union – your union with the present moment, and the basis of that union is your peace and equanimity.

Only those who have completed a Yoga Alliance USA approved 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Course may apply for this Course.  Certification from the Vedic Yoga Centre is preferred, but certification from other schools will be considered.  Depending on your understanding and experience you may be required to undertake additional activities prior to the commencement of this Course.

Students of this course will be offered the following topics:

Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle & Ethics – 54 hours

  1. A deeper understanding of selected passages from Chapters 1, 2 and 3 of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and their implications for the present times.
  2. A deeper understanding of the Gheranda Samhita (the major alternative hatha yoga source document to the Hatha Yoga Pradipika). It includes study of shatkarma, asana, mudra, pratyahara, pranayama, dhyana and samadhi according to the personal experience of the sage Gheranda
  3. Various sutras of the Bhagavad Gita which are connected specifically with pranayama, meditation and inner mastery of the Self
  4. How Tantra is the fundamental base for all of our yogic practices
  5. Ethics for yoga teachers
  6. Daily evening satsang – discussions about issues such as: yoga as a holistic science, japa, nada, swara, and different yogic attitudes, tools and practices for day-to-day life

Anatomy & Physiology (builds on material from the 200-hour YTTC) – 30.5 hours

  1. Medical anatomy and physiology, expanding on the relevance and application of the different systems to yoga, such as the digestive system, respiratory system, cardio-vascular system, muscular system and the endocrine (hormonal) system
  2. A deeper understanding of all the different layer of the yogic anatomy and how they are interrelated with each other, and all of the different practices, e.g. koshas, prana, nadis, chakras and tattwas
  3. Developing a deeper understanding of the practical use of Ayurveda for day-to-day life
  4. Yogic techniques which help to bring equanimity between the mind, body and spirit

Teaching Methodology – 10 hours

  1. Adjusting and assisting with a deeper understanding
  2. How to structure teaching for different levels of students using the different raja yoga techniques and methods which, although they differ in style, all have the same purpose of inner awareness and raising the consciousness
  3. Learning the fundamental principles of developing Vedic yoga sequencing and its holistic approach to attaining stillness
  4. Different ways of practicing kundalini and tantric kriyas to make you aware of your life-force and awaken the inner consciousness
  5. How to integrate these practices with hatha yoga sequencing
  6. Offering a greater variety of practices within each class by incorporating different methods so that students see their yoga as a holistic experience
  7. Learning to identify the appropriate sequences for different levels of students in the one class

Techniques, Training & Practice – 147.5 hours

  1. Daily practices of Sanskrit mantras and specifically the fundamental mantras which help to develop healing, creativity and inner consciousness
  2. Practicing other advanced mantras which are powerful tools to raise the higher frequency of energy in the different organs and systems of the body for healing
  3. Developing the use of sequences to streamline one’s own practice and teach a hatha yoga and samyak kriya class
  4. Learning samyak kriya practices and their role in purifying the astral body, and balancing the five elements (tattwas)
  5. Discussion topics to aid in the integration of one’s practice with yogic philosophy
  6. Yogic practices as described in the Gheranda Samhita
    1. Shatkarma (yogic cleansing methods)
    2. Asana (posture)
    3. Mudra (yogic gestures)
    4. Pratyahara
    5. Pranayama
    6. Dharana
  7. How an understanding of the contra-indications and benefits of the different practices leads to the ultimate aim of yoga
  8. Specific Vedic Dhyana practice for advanced meditation
  9. Distinguishing between outer and inner alignment
  10. Advanced pranayama and pratyahara practices
  11. Practice and teaching of advanced samyak kriyas
  12. Sample sequences of hatha yoga and samyak kriya practices
  13. How the different techniques of asana, kundalini kriyas, pranayama, mantra etc. can be synthesized to specifically build one’s inner path; and how this method can be applied for one’s inner balance

Practicum – 35 hours

  1. Practice teaching with greater understanding due to personal experience, and learning to be grounded and spontaneous during your class
  2. Observing, giving and receiving feedback
  3. Journaling of personal experiences, and documenting their effects


Self-study time is allocated each day.

  1. Students are encouraged to read and absorb the information from the Teacher Training Manual and other texts as discussed during the classes.
  2. Assignments are to be prepared during self-study time.
  3. Regular self-study should be undertaken with a view to completing a written exam at the end of the course.
  4. Learning to be fearless about the examination is part of your practice – appreciating that the exam is simply a process of acknowledging where your understanding is in this moment, and being genuine to yourself about this. It requires removal of the concepts of failing or passing.
  5. Sharing with others your experiences of seva (karma yoga) during your stay.
  6. After returning home, becoming conscious of developing an attitude of seva (selfless service) towards the people with whom you are living, so that you are practicing your yoga as part of your life.
  7. Evidence of a total of 40 hours of personal practice after the completion of the course to be provided by each student to the Vedic Yoga Centre before final Certification will be awarded.
This schedule is a sample only and is subject to modifications according to circumstances and the understanding of the students.
6:30 am - 7:30 am
 Mantra chanting and meditation
7:30 am - 9:30 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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