Yoga Alliance Certified Registered Yoga Teacher Training School in Rishikesh, India

200YTTC Primary Series Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training

* Course fee includes Single Room Accomodation and Meals.

Date Fee/Person Style Teachers Registration
04 February, 2017 To 28 February, 2017
Training Fee : $1600
Ashtanga Yoga
16 March, 2017 To 09 April, 2017
Training Fee : $1600
13 April, 2017 To 07 May, 2017
Training Fee : $1600
22 May, 2017 To 15 June, 2017
Training Fee : $1600
19 June, 2017 To 13 July, 2017
Training Fee : $1600
01 August, 2017 To 25 August, 2017
Training Fee : $1600
01 September, 2017 To 25 September, 2017
Training Fee : $1600
09 October, 2017 To 02 November, 2017
Training Fee : $1600
06 November, 2017 To 30 November, 2017
Training Fee : $1600

200 Hours Primary Series Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training

Tattvaa Yoga Shala offers 200 Hour Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training Courses for practitioners of all levels who are looking to explore and deepen their practices, learn the art of teaching, and experience the ancient science of Ashtanga Yoga. Our training courses include the study and practice of Ashtanga Vinyasa Primary Series, Pranayama, Meditation, Kriyas, and Alignment and Adjustment Workshop. Our training course will prepare you with all the tools and confidence you need to become a yoga teacher and will propel you forward on your personal yoga journey. The Tattvaa Yoga 200 Hour Teacher Training Course will enliven your body and enlighten your mind and spirit with the knowledge and experience of yoga.

This course is open to all levels of practicing Ashtangis. If you are completely new to Ashtanga Yoga, please consider taking our New to Ashtanga Yoga 200 hr Teacher Training Course. This will ensure that you learn the system of Ashtanga yoga with a strong foundation upon which to build your teaching and personal practice. If you are a beginner and are willing to challenge yourself and work harder while maintaining respect for the limitations of your body, you are welcome to join our Primary Series 200 Hour Teacher Training course.

The Primary Series 200 Hour course generally runs once a month throughout the year. Please refer to our schedule page for more up to date and detailed information.

The TTC Program is 8-12 hours a day. Below is the general day structure.

  • 06:30 - 08:00 -- Pranayama/ Meditation / Mantra Chanting
  • 08:30 - 10:15 -- Asana Practice Ashtanga Vinyasa Mysore Style or Led Class
  • 10:30 - 12:00 -- Breakfast / Brunch / Free Time / Study Time
  • 12:00 - 13:30 -- Yoga Principles / Philosophy / Yoga Sutra Lectures
  • 14:00 - 15:00 -- Yoga Nidra Meditation / Rest Time / Free time / Refreshing time
  • 15:00 - 16:00 -- Workshop / Study Time / Guest Lecturers
  • 16:00 - 18:00 -- Asana practice / Art of Adjustment / Body Alignment
  • 18:30 - 19:30 -- Dinner Time
  • 19:30 - 20:30 -- Rest Time / Free Time / Study Time
  • 20:30 - 21:30 -- Silence Meditation
  • 21:30 - 06:00 -- Mauna / Silence

*This is an example schedule. Schedules may change depending on the season, course, and any improvement that may have been implemented. Please keep your schedule as open as possible during TTC for additional training and activities.

Material Covered in Course

  • Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Primary Series
  • Pranayama
  • Breathing Technique
  • Meditation
  • Kriyas / Satkarmas
  • Bandhas
  • Mudras
  • Asana Practice
  • Asana study
  • Hand of Adjustment
  • Art of Transitions and Vinyasa
  • Body Alignment
  • Modifications
  • Correcting Practice Technique
  • Teaching Practice
  • Yoga Philosophy

For more details on course curriculum, including list of practices, asanas, and material covered in theory class, please see below.

Eligibility Criteria

Prior experience and knowledge of Yoga is necessary for 200hr Teacher Training courses. This course is recommended for Ashtanga practitioners of all levels. As the course is very demanding, the applicant should be in good physical condition. It is therefore recommended that the applicant maintain a daily 90 minutes Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga practice for a least three months prior to arriving for the course. What is most important is that the applicant arrives with an open mind and the eagerness to learn.

If you are completely new to Ashtanga Yoga, please consider taking our New to Ashtanga Yoga 200 hr Teacher Training Course. This will ensure that you learn the system of Ashtanga yoga with a strong foundation upon which to build your teaching and personal practice.

The student should be able to dedicate themselves completely to the course while at Tattvaa Yoga Shala. The program is very demanding with at least 9 hours daily and 100% attendance is mandatory. Participants must follow the schedule and attend all classes, sessions, and activities.

As Rishikesh is a holy city, all the food in the city is Vegetarian. Though the students do not have to maintain a vegetarian diet at home, to experience the full and positive benefits of the Yoga lifestyle please do not bring meat from the outside to consume. Alcohol and recreational drugs are also not available and are restricted in Rishikesh. Please do not bring from the outside in order to experience fully the benefits of Yoga.

The applicant should also have a basic English language understanding as the course is conducted in English and the student will be required to speak English.

Spaces in the program are based on eligibility and are given upon first come first serve basis.

Accommodation and Food

Accommodation and Food

All accommodation during the time of the course is provided by Tattvaa Yoga Shala and is included in your course fees.

Students live together at the Hari Palace residence in Ram Jula. We have various locations for practice space and where classes are held. These include our Shala space in Hari Palace, our Shala space next door, and at our Yoga Shala on the banks of the Ganges. Students will be a five minutes walk from all their classes through the lively streets of Rishikesh’s villages. Hari Palace is located in a peaceful part of Rishikesh and is surrounded by gardens, ayurvedic cafes, and little shops. It is a short walk down to the banks of the holy Ganges river where students can go to relax, explore, drink chai, and watch the sunset. Our Yoga Shala spaces overlook both the scenic Himalayas and the Ganges river.

During the teacher training course two students are paired to live in one room at Hari Palace. The rooms include two twin beds, one full bathroom with hot water and shower facilities, and a balcony. Bedding is provided and towels are available upon request. Laundry facilities are not included but students are able to wash their own clothes and laundry services can be arranged and inquired about at reception. Wifi is available at Hari Palace! Students are ensured a comfortable space in their rooms to relax and rest during the course, but will be spending most of their time in the shala! The rooftop and shala have a 360 degree view of the Himalayas and Ganges and provide a beautiful space for students enjoy.

Two full meals and one snack with tea is included in your course fees. The food Tattvaa Yoga Shala provides is all delicious homemade traditional Indian food, prepared fresh daily in our kitchen. All the ingredients are high quality and are sourced locally and fresh from the markets. Brunch begins around 10:30 am and includes fresh local fruits, like papaya, mango, pineapple, apple, and lots of bananas. Brunch also offers porridge, homemade bread and toast, homemade nuts butters, muesli, yogurt, fresh honey ginger lemon tea, and more. Dinner begins around 6:30pm and offers a wide array of Indian options with the occasional Western touch for a taste of home. Our dinner menu always changes to keep it interesting, but often includes favourites like lentils, dal, chickpeas, chapati and naan bread, a vegetable dish, tofu, salad, soup, rice, and a tasty dessert. In order for you to have the full yogic experience all of our meals are designed to keep the body light but strong and nourished during your training. Please let us know if you are dairy free so we can ensure a vegan option for each dish.

On your day off there are many local cafes, shops and restaurants to enjoy. Traditional masala chai tea and herbal teas are available everywhere. There are many friendly animals and locals on the streets, which makes every walk through town interesting and enjoyable! Little shops with nice inexpensive Indian clothes and tailors, books in many languages, ayurvedic products and traditional items line the streets, so don’t bring too much in your backpack! Everything you may need is in short walking distance. Rishikesh has a vibrant Indian culture and deep spiritual tradition that makes it a wonderful community and environment in which to enjoy your yoga journey.

Required Documents

In order to apply for, register, and attend the Tattvaa Yoga Teacher Training course, the following documents will be required:

  • - Please complete and submit the Application/Registration form on the Tattvaa Yoga Shala website
  • - A recent passport size photo of you is required
  • - A copy or scan (in colour) or a clear photo of your valid Passport, with all details clearly legible.

Your space in the course can only be confirmed once all of the above documentation is received. Also please remember that you are required to obtain an Indian Visa before arrival in India.

Registration Process

When you are ready to register for any of the courses or programs at Tattvaa Yoga Shala, please submit the Application / Registration Form here online or feel free to contact us so we can further assist your with your registration.

We will send you confirmation of your registration within three weeks after receiving your required forms and documents.

After we have confirmed your place and registration in the course, we request you please send a Deposit payment of 25 % of the cost of the course. You will be asked to pay the remaining balance upon arrival in Rishikesh or before arriving. After you have sent your deposit, please email us a copy of the receipt or proof of deposit so we can complete your registration.

Applications are processed on a first come first serve basis. Tattvaa Yoga Shala maintains the right to accept or reject any application without providing an explanation.


Fees include tuition for the course, shared accommodation (two students per room), two full meals per day, and a daily snack with tea.

Payment Options

Information and Instructions for payment procedure will be sent to you with your letter of acceptance. We ask that you please submit a Deposit payment prior to arrival (this will secure your placement in the course) of 25 % of the cost of the course. The balance of the payment may be made on Orientation Day upon arrival in Rishikesh.

The Payment methods we accept are Bank Transfers and Western Union. Payments may be made in any Currency, as we will receive all payments in Indian Rupees.

Refund Policy

If the student is unable to attend the course or complete the course they may be considered for a refund. Under certain circumstances the applicant can be considered for a full refund of deposit and course fees. If a refund is granted to the student they will still be responsible for paying all related bank service fees. Please bear in mind that there is sometimes a middle man bank during the transfer process that will charge extra transfer fees. We ask that the student also be mindful to be responsible for these fees as well.

Alternatively, if the student is unable to attend after deposit or fees have been paid, they are able to send someone in their place or contact us so we can let those waitlisted individuals know. If only the deposit has been paid, the new participant should pay you the deposit directly and you both must notify us of the name change.

A student can transfer from one course to another at least one month before the start of that course to attend a different course instead. We allow this transfer only once, upon which after all fees are forfeited.

Visa and Travel Insurance

India requires that all foreigners obtain a Visa prior to arrival in India. Please be sure to give yourself ample time to arrange an Indian Tourist Visa through an Indian Consulate or Visa Services Company before leaving your home country and traveling to India. Also please arrange proper travel insurance and any other requirements you may have (i.e. bank arrangements, healthcare) before traveling.

You are welcome to bring your laptop, cameras, phones, tablets, or other electronics to use during your stay in India. Please choose to leave your valuables (such as jewellery) at home. If it is necessary to bring your valuables, please be sure you are able to keep them safely. Rishikesh is a safe city and Tattvaa Yoga Shala maintains your safety as a priority, however, theft happens everywhere and we cannot be responsible for any items of value that go missing.

Upon Arrival and Orientation Meeting

Upon your arrival in Rishikesh please make your way to Tattvaa Yoga Shala to meet us!

An Orientation Meeting is held on the first day of the course at 3pm. This meeting will introduce the students to the teachers, give the students the opportunity to meet one another and to familiarise themselves with the space and course facilities. Also covered during the orientation meeting is schedule for the course, overview of course material, information on location of classes, and the opportunity to ask questions about the course and Rishikesh. It is mandatory that students attend the Orientation Meeting.

You are welcome to arrive early in Rishikesh to either familiarise yourself with this beautiful city or to jumpstart your training course by practicing with us before your course begins. Please note that all accommodation and classes prior to the start date of your course are not included in the course fee and should be payed and arranged separately.


The Tattvaa Yoga Shala certifications are all approved by Yoga Alliance. Upon successfully passing the yoga training course you will receive a full certificate of completion.


If you have any questions about our Yoga Teacher Training course, related to registration, payment, visas, or any other query, please do not hesitate to contact us at anytime. We will be more than happy to assist you further.

Detailed Course Curriculum

List of Primary Series Asanas Studied in Theory, Practice, and Adjustments

  • Surya Namaskara A
  • Surya Namaskara B
  • Padanghustana
  • Padanhastasana
  • Utthita Trikonasana
  • Parivritta Trikonasana
  • Utthita Parsvakonasana
  • Parivritta Parsvakonasana
  • Prasarita Padottanasana A
  • Prasarita Padottanasana B
  • Prasarita Padottanasana C
  • Prasarita Padottanasana D
  • Parsvottanasana
  • Utthita Hasta Padanghustasana
  • Ardha Baddha Padmottanasana
  • Utkatasana
  • Viribhadrasana A
  • Viribhadrasana B
  • Dandasana
  • Paschimottanasana A, B, C
  • Purvottanasana
  • Ardha Baddha Padma Paschimottanasana
  • Trianga Ekapada Mukha Paschimottanasana
  • Janu Shirsasana A
  • Janu Shirsasana B
  • Janu Shirsanana C
  • Marichyasana A
  • Marichyasana B
  • Marichyasana C
  • Marichyasana D
  • Navasana
  • Bhujapindasana
  • Kurmasana
  • Supta Kurmasana
  • Garba Pindasana
  • Kukkutasana
  • Baddha Konasana
  • Upavista Konasana A
  • Upavista Konasana B
  • Supta Hasta Padangustasana
  • Upvista Padangustasana
  • Urdhva Mukha Paschimottanasana
  • Urdhva Danurasana
  • Salamba Sarvangasana
  • Halasana
  • Karnapidasana
  • Urdhva Padmasana
  • Pindasana
  • Matysasana
  • Uttana Padasana
  • Sirsasana
  • Balasana
  • Baddha Padmasana
  • Padmasana
  • Utplutih
  • Savasana

List of Pranayamas and Breathing Techniques

  • Kapalabhati
  • Nadi Shodhana
  • Anuloma Viloma
  • Bhastrika
  • Ujjayi
  • Surya Bhedan
  • Chandra Bhedan
  • Bhramari
  • Chandra Bhedan
  • Sheetali
  • Sheetkari
  • Yogic Breathing
  • Spinal Breathing

Material Covered in Theory and Philosophy Course

  • History and tradition of Yoga
  • Schools of Yoga
  • Patanjali’s Ashtanga Yoga
  • Karma Yoga
  • Bhakti yoga
  • Janana Yoga
  • Tantra yoga
  • Mantra yoga
  • Concept of Prana
  • Pancha Pranas
  • Koshas and Shariras
  • Kundalini
  • Chakras
  • Pranayama
  • Introduction to Bhagavad Gita
  • Introduction to Six Indian Philosophies
  • Conceptual understanding of Samadhipada
  • Discipline of yoga
  • What is yoga? “Yoga chitta vritti Nirodha” Yoga Sutras 1.2
  • Vrittis (mental fluctuations) and their classification
  • Consistent practice and Detachment (Abhayasa and Vairagya)
  • Factors that accelerate yoga sadhana
  • Concept of the Divine and Surrender to the Divine in yoga (concept of Isvara and Isvarapranidhana)
  • Relevance of Omkara in yoga system
  • Obstacles and distractions on the path of yoga (concepts of citta viksepa and antaraya)
  • Concept of methods of bringing the mind to a blissful state (chitta prasadhana)
  • Concept of Diet in Yoga
  • Foundations of Yoga
  • Traditional Texts
  • Human Biology and application of Yoga practices
  • Additional material relevant to Yoga Philosophy
  • Introduction to Indian Philosophy and Tradition
  • Therapeutically basis of yoga
  • Basics of Ayurveda
  • Principles of naturopathy
  • Yoga therapy for common diseases
  • Stress and its yogic management
  • Yoga and psychology
  • Samkhya philosophy
  • Vedanta philosophy
  • Patanjali Yoga Sutras
  • Hatha Yoga Pradipika

Recommended Reading

  • The Yoga Mala - Sri K. Pattahbi Jois
  • Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha (APMB) Yoga Darshan - Swami Niranjanananda Ji
  • The Heart of Yoga, T.K.V. Desikachar
  • Yoga Sutras of Patanjali - Swami Venkatesananda, Motilal publications
  • Perennial Psychology of the Bhagavad Gita
  • The Science of Breath- Dr. M.L. Ghorole