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100 Hours Yoga Teacher Training Course in Rishikesh


One of the most important things any human being can do is to teach. The Spirit Yoga Foundation (SYF) has shaped the yoga school like no other yoga institute or centre has. The learning is direct and lucid with an in-depth knowledge of hatha yoga. 100 hours yoga teacher training certified by Spirit yoga foundation in India.

Yoga Meditation

Take something off to look a little deep into yourself and calm the mind down. We need to aware of the people who are around us. The 100 hours yoga teacher training course in Rishikesh has been developed keeping in mind yoga aspirants’ for learning, practicing and assessing their progress.

Though the demand for yoga teachers has risen sharply over the years, the emphasis is never on numbers but on skills. A yoga teacher should keep his knowledge constantly sharpened. 100 hours Yoga teachers training in Rishikesh have opened new avenues of employment opportunities.

  • Teaching yoga is exciting & brilliant gift to mankind
  • Simple, straightforward and inspiring teaching of yoga
  • It is an attempt to lead you into the realms of divine consciousness
  • It helps you to buld your future & gain success in life
  • It helps you to join the inner spiritual core with the all pervading divine
  • It will not change your mind, but attitude too.

100 Hours Program Details

5:30 : Am Wake-up call

6:00 Am to 7:00 Am : Fire ritual ceremony (Yagya)

7:15 Am to 9:00 Am : Hatha Yoga asana series and Pranayam

9:00 Am to 10:00 Am : Breakfast & rest time

10:00 Am to 12:00 Am : Pranayam and Meditation

12:00 Am to 01:00 Pm : Yoga philosophy

01:00 Pm to 02:00 Pm : Lunch time

02:00 Pm to 03:00 Pm : Rest

03:00 Pm to 03:30 Pm : Tea time

03:30 Pm to 04:30 Pm : Anatomy and Physiology

04:45 Pm to 06:30 Pm : Ashtanga yoga

06:00 Pm to 07:30 : Free time

7:30 Pm to 09:00 Pm : Dinner & Lights out

Note : If there is any alteration in the Program scheduled , the trainee students will be informed one day ahead

Course Fee Per Person

SN NO. Jan 2018 - Mar 2018 Room Occupancy
1 US$ 999 per person Twin Sharing Occupancy (Twin room)

Note :- For above course advanced booking fee will be US$ 300 per person per course, which can be paid online through your credit card or via bank transfer to our account.

We are different from others

Total Seats : 30 Students

Practical Curriculum

Yoga Meditation

Yoga has covered a long distance since it originated in Himalaya. In the last few decades, you saw many yoga schools and centers coming up in every nook and corner of the city. The team of yoga guru & yoga master will help you in right alignment & adjustment while doing asana.

There is hardly any walk of life that is not affected by yoga. Yoga has become a part of the global economic system. Practicing yoga under the guidance of yoga masters is the trademark of the practical portion of yoga teacher training course.

Practical training in yoga is its indispensable part for realizing your dream of becoming a world class yoga teacher. There is perfect coordination between yoga philosophy & theoretical portion. You will learn here how much you have to look forward to no matter what your age!

  • Learning right alignment & adjustment in asana
  • Live demo by yoga masters
  • Self-knowledge & acquisition of the power of yoga
  • Performing of asanas in tuning with nature
  • Doing all actions as a divine offering
  • Life force increases & intellect sharpens

What you learn here

  • Learn balancing your mind, body & conscience
  • Learn how to reap the fruits of spiritual benefits of yoga
  • Clarity of thoughts
  • How to prevent back pain, muscle or joint injury
  • Understanding mind & body connection
  • Improving your posture for meditation

Key Elements of the Practical Portion

Yoga Meditation
  • Internal cleaning/External cleaning
  • Asanas
  • Pranayama
  • Bandhas
  • Mudras
  • Shatkaram Kriyas
  • Meditation
  • Advanced Pranayama through Breathing

Introduction to Yoga Asanas

An asana is what is steady and pleasant. The practice of asanas becomes firmly grounded when it has been cultivated for a long time, uninterruptedly with earnest devotion. Many asanas reflect the movement of animals and meet the challenges of nature.

Asanas not only strengthens the body, but also prepares you to awaken the higher centers responsible for experiencing inner journey. The aim of asanas is to release the knots & mental tensions. Through the practice of selected asanas, your dormant energy potential will release.

It can be practiced by yoga aspirants of all age groups including male and female. It should be done after completing shatkarma, and then followed by pranayama.

The asanas are classified into three groups : beginners, intermediate and advanced.

  • Standing postures
  • Sitting postures
  • Inverted postures
  • Twisting postures
  • Balancing postures
  • Stretching postures
  • Lying on back postures
  • Lying on stomach postures
  • Back / side bending postures
  • Postures combined into various Namaskars
  • Therapeutic effects of shouting and crying.
  • Dancing postures and laughter therapy
  • Release of frustration postures.
  • Relaxing postures

Introduction to Pranayama

Pranayama is harmonious and rhythmic control of breath. It is one of the fine arts of hatha yoga. It is a very powerful technique for the dissemination of spiritual knowledge. Here, you will learn how to retain the purity and divinity of control of prana (pranayama).

You should have an expert guru by your side to practice pranayama, especially if you are novice. Inhalation, exhalation including internal breath retention and external breath retention are part and parcel of pranayama.


It influence the flow of prana in the nadis besides removing all laziness, makes the body light, steadies the mind and improves digestion. Don’t fatigue yourself in a fit of excitement, but increase the number gradually.

  • Nadi Shodhana Pranayama (internal purification)
  • Nasagra Mudra (nose-tip position)
  • Bhramari Pranayama (humming-bee breath)
  • Bhastrika Pranayama (bellows breath)
  • Sitkari Pranayama (hissing breath)
  • Sheetali Pranayama (cooling breath)
  • Anuloma-Viloma Pranayama (alternate nose breathing)


Mudra means gesture or attitude which is a unique part of yoga requiring a very delicate awareness. It leads to awakening of pranas, chakras & kundalini. It can be categorized into five categories viz. hand mudras, head mudras, postural mudras, lock mudras and perineal mudras. The specific mudras that you learn here:

  • Jyana Mudra
  • Chin Mudra
  • Yogi Mudra
  • Shakti Chalana Mudra
  • Shambhavi Mudra


Bandha is a Sanskrit word which means to hold, tighten or lock. It should be practiced and mastered individually. There are four bandhas viz. jalandhara, moola, uddiyana & maha with an intention of locking action is to hold the pranas in specific areas for the spiritual benefit. The most important are:

  • Jalandhara Bandha
  • Uddiyana Bandha
  • Mool Bandha

Shatkarma Kriyas

Shat means six actions or six cleansing techniques. These are neti, dhauti, nauli, basti, trataka and kapalbhati. These are done to remove three defects: kapha (mucus), pitta (bile) & vata (wind).

  • Dhauti---internal, teeth and cardiac
  • Basti---water & dry
  • Neti---thread, water, milk and ghee
  • Trataka---internal & external
  • Nauli---left, right & middle
  • Kapalbhati---breathing, reverse and then cooling



Meditation improves your thought-wave, emotions & creativity. Without mastering attention & concentration, it is not advisable to directly jump into meditation. It gives you self-reliance and self-esteem. As you move deeper into meditation practice, you start to see the mental & spiritual benefits.

  • Group meditation
  • Passive & dynamic meditation
  • Practicing technique of right meditation
  • Meditation on gross and subtle objects

Modifying Pranayama through Breathing

The specially designed breathing techniques is the gem of entire practical training course of yoga teachers training course in Rishikesh. It is a series of stretches and poses that you do with breathing techniques of yoga.

  • Shoulder breathing
  • Namaskar breathing
  • Hands-stretch breathing
  • Kapal breathing
  • Up-hand breathing
  • Mountain & Bhujang Asana breathing
  • Shashank Bhujangasana breathing

Basic Series in Astanga Yoga

These are taken from Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras (aphorisms). The eight limbs of yoga are various forms of abstention from yama (evil-doing), niyamas (some observances), asana, pranayama, withdrawal of the mind from senses (pratyahara) , concentration, meditation & finally Samadhi. These are done to clean the mind from its impurities. Our words, actions and thoughts should be pure and truthful. First, have mastery over basic level before moving to higher level.

Theory Curriculum

Study, analyze and digest the timeless yoga philosophy and it’s theoretical aspect

Forms of Yoga

The 100 hrs yoga teacher training course is designed in such a way to bring your maximum potential to invigorate into spiritual realm and also excel in your profession. All the topics covered in theroretical portion will give you best insight into traditional teachings of yoga. In shorter period of 15 days, you will come out as best yoga teacher with fine intellect and sharp memory. Rishikesh is a wonderful destination for all those who want to dive in the ocean of yoga philosophy.

  • Incredible landscape of Rishikesh to learn theory of yoga
  • It offers every minute knowledge of yoga one can dream of Maximum learning in lesser time
  • Easy to understand and concise language
  • Highly accomplished yoga philosophers will teach you
  • Knowledge is acquired by individual effort

Yoga Philosophy

  • History of Yoga : How yoga originates in Himalaya
  • Flow of Energy in Yoga : How subtle energy flow in astral body
  • Patanjali eight-limbs theory : Philosophy of Patanjali, the modern yoga guru
  • Hatha Yoga : Basic hatha yoga kriyas intend to purify the energy channels
  • Kriya Yoga : Rotating attention along fixed pathways
  • Bhakti Yoga : Yoga of love & devotion
  • Karma Yoga : Action of action dedicated to deity
  • Meditation : Prolonged concentration turns to meditation
  • Pranayama : Breathing techniques by controlling of inhalation & exhalation
  • Teachings of Yoga in “Gita” : Various topics of yoga covered in this epic.

Anatomy and Physiology

This is mandatory subject so that yoga students can learn about the structure and functions of human body in relation to yogic practices. Here, these are discussed in brief:

  • 1. Anatomy & physiology : Its importance in Yoga, Concept of Cells and Tissues
  • 2. Skeletal system : structure & functions
  • 3. Types of Bones : Joints Types & Structure
  • 4. Muscular system : Types, structure & functions
  • 5. Contraction and Muscle : fatigue of Muscles
  • 6. Digestive System : Structure and functions
  • 7. Functions of Digestive : Organs and Digestive Juices
  • 8. Excretory System : Excretory Organs with special emphasis on Urinary System
  • 9. Respiratory System : Structure, Functions of Respiratory Organs.
  • 10. Mechanism : of Respiration and Regulation.
  • 11. Cardiovascular System : Structure and Functions of Heart, Veins, Arteries
  • 12. Composition : Functions of Blood

Why Learning Yoga here?

When you come with empty mind with determination, devotion and dedication, only then you can reap the fruits of yoga learning. When the lake of the mind becomes clear and still, you can know who you are really are. On a pragmatic level, yoga is a means of balancing & harmonizing the mind, body & conscience.

Strong spiritual vibrations

You remain in solitude in the spiritual surroundings of Rishikesh where keeping the mind & body under control is natural.

Why practice yoga

You learn yoga for the purification of the self and transfer your knowledge to others by becoming yoga teacher will global acceptance.

What you learn

The inward journey starts with asana, pranayama, mudra, bandha, shatkarma and meditation. You will learn the new dimensions of your existence.


Accommodation and meals are included in the course fee for the entire duration of the training course. Accommodation has options of twin and single person occupancy with amenities like attached toilets, hot and cold water, Reverse Osmosis drinking water, etc. Meals include Early Morning Tea/snacks, Breakfast Lunch Evening Tea/snacks and Dinner. Our courses will be held at Rishikesh.

  • A bag to keep the study material.
  • Course Manual and Books on Yoga for self study.
  • Note book and required stationary.
  • Neti lota
  • Kurta Pyjama ( 2 Sets ).
  • Yoga Mat
  • Yogic Cleansing Process material.
  • Rudraksha Mala.
  • Spatic Mala