500 hours Yoga Teacher Training

Our 500 hour yoga teacher training certificate course is intended for beginners to advanced level yoga practitioners.

TTC of 500 hours allows you to cover the entire spectrum of Yoga Alliance certified training in one go.

After completing this training, you can register as an RYT-500 teacher with a yoga affiliation. It is an intensive course that will give you the fact-based information and scientific understanding of yoga postures, human physiology, yoga philosophy based on Patanjali yoga sutra and practical sessions of yoga teaching with the group to start teaching with confidence.

Further, yoga students across the globe, come to the world capital of yoga, Rishikesh to learn and develop the traditional style of yoga. Ekam Drishti Yogashala provides one of the best RYS certified 500hours yoga teacher training in Rishikesh.

Duration: 52 days

Private accommodation: INR 1,03,000 | Limited time offer (25% OFF) INR 77,000
Shared accommodation: INR 87,000 | Limited time offer (25% OFF) INR 65,000

Curriculum for 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course at Ekam Drishti



6 to 7 amShatkarma (cleansing) + chanting and PranayamaVivek ji
7 to 8:30 amAshtanga VinyasaVivek ji
8:30 to 9:30 amBreakfast 
9:30 to 10:30amPhilosophyKriti Ji
10:30 to 11:30 amAnatomyKriti Ji
12.00 pm to 1:00 pmYoga TherapyKriti Ji
1pm to 2pmLunch 
3pm to 4pmAlignmentAnkit Ji
4pm to 5:30 pmHatha VinyasaAnkit Ji
6pm to 7pmMeditation 
7pm to 8pmDinner 
10pmLights off 

Syllabus for 500 hours YTT

Note: Syllabus is combination of 200 and 300 hrs syllabus

Shatkarma: (Cleaning Techniques): These yogic cleansing activities will be incorporated into the everyday morning routine and will complement the yoga practice. These will help to cleanse your nervous system and allow your breath to flow freely within the body. In our yoga retreat rishikesh, we cleanse the body by eliminating toxins from it.

Adjustments: Discover how to adjust these yoga postures and how they can help you improve your yoga technique.

Pranayama: (Breathing Practices): These are focused on classic yogic breathing techniques that will help you to elongate your breath and improve your yoga practice. How to introduce breathing into your teachings and postures. How breathing can help the body.

Yogic Mudras: (Energy Seals): Brings in energy to energize different regions of the body.

Meditation: You will learn a variety of meditation techniques to assist you improve your attention and concentration in your everyday practise. Om Chanting, Chakra, and Candlelight Meditation are some of the techniques used.

Chanting: A variety of positive frequency mantras will be taught such as Maha-mritum-jay Mantra and many more. To create an inner peace and stability of a yogi.

The Physiology and Anatomy of Yogic Practices

This course covers the major topics and systems of anatomy relevant to yoga such as: Skeletal System, Brain & Nervous System, Respiratory System, Digestive System, Cardiovascular System, Effects of Kriya, Pranayama, Asanas, and Meditation.

The Philosophy of Yoga

It will introduce you to the basics of philosophy, concepts, and history of yoga as well as insights from modern research and ways of incorporating the essence of this holistic life-view into modern living.

Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra (Preface): Discover how Patanjali describes how to make a connection among body, mind, and spirit in this useful text based on the 8 limbs of Ashtanga Yoga.

A methodology to deal with the Panch-Klesha (five causes of pain and misery).

  • Hatha yoga and Raj yoga.
  • Introduction to Indian Philosophy
  • Concept of Yoga according to Patanjali .
  • Kriya Yoga- A way to overcome inborn afflictions
  • Concept of God in Yoga Philosophy
  • Yamas & Niyamas: Foundation of Yogic Practices
  • Introduction to Samkya Philosophy
  • Ashtanga Yoga- A methodology to overcome suffering
  • Patanjali yoga sutras in detail.
Methodology and Practice in teaching:

Learn how to motivate your students by teaching inclusively regardless of their abilities in this workshop to give your own yoga class a unique style. As a result, your yoga teacher training rishikesh , enables you to become a confident yoga teacher.

Subjects taught at Ekam Drishti Yogshala Yoga school and what they mean:

Yoga is the oldest tradition that not only focuses on physical body, but also health of the mind and soul, thereby giving holistic health to us as a lifestyle ad this life-long sustaining if followed. To allow that to happen, we provide complete knowledge of Yoga theoretically and through practice to give you a transformational experience you can take home for yourself and your family and friends.

  • Human Anatomy & Physiology – The process of healing our body starts with understanding our body and how it functions. Through Anatomy of human body and its physiology you will get greater insight into the brilliant masterpiece our body is and how to keep it stronger for longer.

Topics include:

  • Introduction about anatomy and physiology

  •  The yogic study of digestive system

  •  The effects of yoga practices on digestive system

  •  Respiratory system

  •  The effects of yoga practices on respiratory system

  •  Effect of yoga posture on muscles and systems

  •  Nadis (energy channels)

  •  Chakras (energy plexus)

  •  Pancha tatwa (five great elements)

  •  Panchakosha (five sheaths)

  •  Pancha pranas(five vital energy)

  • Philosophy of Yoga – Setting strong theoretical knowledge foundation through imparting Patanjali Yoga Sutra and Upnishad, introduction to the types of yoga, and respective impact and benefit of each form of Yoga. Introducing you to the eight limbs of yoga and branches of Ashtanga yoga that helps form a strong moral and spiritual base for a more enlightened you. Closing this with helping you inculcate yoga ethics and lifestyle in your daily life.
  • Meditative steps of performing the hatha yoga; centering, entering, refining, holding, coming out, and reflection

  • Ashtanga-Vinyasa-Yoga flow – series 1

  • Surya-Namaskara (sun salutations) and Chandra Namaskara (Moon Salutations)– Different ways of Salutations with breathwork and chanting and the benefits.

  • Types of Yoga posture- standing poses, sitting poses, backward bending poses, forward bending poses, spinal twisting poses, fire series, inversion poses, shavasana

  • Postural alignment and art of adjustment

  • Counter pose

  • Contraindications

The God head in Hindu mythology Vishnu gains his unlimited spiritual knowledge through being in Yog-Nidra. One can practice a deep meditative state of conscious awareness sleep through Yog Nidra, the reason why it is considered epitome of meditation.

  • It is amazing to know how the right breathework can bring your body, mind and soul in perfect alignment. We are passionate about teaching you how by teaching the below topics:
    • Introduction to the Science of breath
    • Sitting postures for pranayama practice
    • How to establish diaphragmatic breathing before pranayama practice
    • 1:1, 1:2 and 1:4 breathing practices
    • Types of pranayama – nadi shodhana pranayama, ujjayee, kapalabhati, bhastrika, shitali, shitkari, brahmari, and anuloma viloma
  • Meditation and Mantra Chanting – Meditation and Mantra chanting is the way to calm the monkey-mind and teach it to focus on what is important. Aligning your body with your soul – This teaches you being in the present moment and being mindful of what’s important to you and also leads you on the journey to find ‘You’ and find your state of permanent bliss even amidst chaos.
  • Study of Asana and Mudras – These are the hand gestures done while breathing practice to guide the energy in and through your body and helps it reach the brain to make you function to your fullest. The course included knowledge on Jnana, Dhyan, Vishnu and Hridaya Mudra. Mudras also help balance energy of our seven chakras.
  • Shatkriya or Shatkarma (Internal body-cleansing) – ‘Shat’ meaning six. Yes, this technique is a combination of six techniques to help cleanse and detoxify your body and helps get rid of diseases that we never understand the source of. Our body becomes what we feed it and most of the times we don’t feed it with nature’s goodness and end up with a body filled with toxins and impurities leading to health problems. The techniques include – Neti for the nasal passage, Dhauti for the digestive tract, Basti is for intestines, Nauli for abdomen health, Kapalbhati cleansing of frontal lobes and Trataka for eyes.
  • Ayurveda – Where your food becomes your medicine! Teaching basic principles of Ayurveda along with the three doshas – Vatta, Pitta, Kapha – learn how to balance them, understanding the Trigunas to create the balanced diet that particularly is unique to your body and helps you maintain the best of your physical and mental health.
  • Teaching Methodology and Home Assignments: This subject is all about giving structure to all the learning and reaching perfection through ‘abhyas’ (meaning practice).

The topics include –

  • Lesson plan
  • Assignments

  • Practice teaching

  • Feedback

  • Group discussion

  • Question and answer

  • Homework