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

Pranayama Teacher Training

* Course fee includes Single Room Accomodation and Meals.

Date Fee/Person Style Teachers Registration
06 February, 2017 To 26 February, 2017
Training Fee : $1200
10 April, 2017 To 30 April, 2017
Training Fee : $1200
03 May, 2017 To 23 May, 2017
Training Fee : $1200
05 June, 2017 To 25 June, 2017
Training Fee : $1200
07 August, 2017 To 27 August, 2017
Training Fee : $1200
01 September, 2017 To 21 September, 2017
Training Fee : $1200
06 November, 2017 To 26 November, 2017
Training Fee : $1200
04 December, 2017 To 24 December, 2017
Training Fee : $1200

Highest quality Pranayama Teacher Training Course in Rishikesh India

Pranayama in Sanskrit literally translates into “extension of the prana or breath”. “Prana” means life-force and it is the vital energy or life-force that pervades the body. Prana is the spiritual link between the mind and the consciousness. During Pranayama sessions the students will engage in a range of deep breathing techniques under the guidance of the course instructors. Pranayama works wonders in improving the overall health and the function of all the vital organs within the body. Deep breathing stimulates the main nerve in the parasympathetic nervous system – the vagus nerve – slowing down the heart rate, lowering the blood pressure and calming the body and mind. Pranayama also assists in purifying the blood, reducing anxiety and stress levels, clearing negative emotions, repressing anger, preventing disease,removing toxins and strengthening the immune system.
"Respiration being disturbed, the mind becomes disturbed. By restraining respiration, the Yogi gets steadiness of mind". - Hatha Yoga Pradipika
Course will be held in Lonavala or Rishikesh (see more information below) under the guidance of Shri G. S. Sahay, the author / editor of several yoga books. Recently his book Hathayogapradipika in E Format is available on Kindle and Smashwords

Theory Course / Program

Topics of Lectures on Hathayoga:

  • Glory of Pranayama In Hathayoga
  • Evolution of Pranayama
  • Mitahara or balanced diet
  • Importance of three Bandhas in Pranayama/kumbhaka
  • Kundalini location and arousal, method.
  • Cleansing processes and their Yogic evaluation
  • Importance of attitude and approach towards yogic practices

Topics of Lectures on Patanjala yoga

  • Patanjali and introduction to Yogasutra
  • Concept of pain or Klesha in Yogasutra
  • Concept of Mental modifications (Cittavritti), Distraction of mind (cittavikshepa or antaraya) and concomitants of distracted mind ( vikshepa sahabhuva)
  • Concept of Cittaaprasadana
  • Concept of ashtangayoga with little detail discussion on Yamas and Niyamas

Other relevant lectures

  • Concept of Svara and intro about Shiva-svarodaya with its application
  • Intro about other yoga texts with special reference to Pranayama
  • Physiological considerations of Pranayama

The Pranayama Program is 8 hours a day including 1 hrs self study. Students will also be given assignments to complete.


The Pranayama Program is 8 hours a day including 1 hrs self study. Students will also be given assignments to complete.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant should understand basic English language as the Yoga teacher training course is conducted in English language.
  • Prior experience or knowledge of Yoga is necessarily required. And even more important is an open mind and eagerness to learn.
  • applicant should be in a good physical condition and have a daily Pranayama self practice.
  • 100% attendance is mandatory. Participants must follow the timetable and attend all sessions.
  • Places are given on eligibility and on first paid first served basis.
  • Fees include accommodation and meals.

Location, Accommodation and Food

Depending on the number of participants, the course will be conducted at Lonavala, a hill station between Bombay and Pune (for 2 students) in the house of and under the guidance of Shri G. S. Sahay, admitting only two students at a time or in Rishikesh (from at least 5 students). Each student is given separate room (with attached toilet). Homemade nutritious food is provided. WiFi facility in the house and classroom. Students get a chance to live with Indian family and enjoy Indian food.

You will be informed at least one month before about the venue of the course

Required Documents

In order to register, 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% the cost of the course. You will be asked to pay the remaining balance upon arrival 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, accommodation, 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 % the cost of the course. 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.