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Ekam Drishti Yogshala provides a 500 hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India. At Ekam Drishti, our 500 hour YTT course gives all of the skills needed for prospective yoga teachers to lay a solid foundation on which to construct their unique yogic approach. As a result, this experience may serve as a watershed moment for yoga students interested in learning more about ancient yogic teachings and traditions, as well as their practices, beliefs, and philosophies.

Furthermore, “Ekam Drishti Yogashala’s” 500 hour Yoga Teacher Training course organically introduces learners to the fundamentals of yoga philosophy.

As a result, it will help with the deepening and mastery of Yoga Poses by providing a better understanding of their subtle effects on mental and physical health. Furthermore, having a thorough understanding of human anatomy and physiology can help you better understand how to cope with various illnesses and accidents. Regular pranayama and mindfulness training, as well as mantra recitation, will also aid in the development of internal strength and balance.

The 500-hour Yoga TTC at Ekam Drishti Yogshala aims to provide students with a taste of yoga rituals, diet, and housekeeping routines. All of the information is meant to help you better understand yoga and become a more confident and skilled Yoga instructor. Accommodations, meals, and excursions during the training are included in the course fee as mentioned in more detail below.

500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training - Overview

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500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training : Course Curriculum


      • 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) – dynamic surya namaskara, surya namaskara with breathe awareness, surya namaskara with mantra chanting
      • 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

      •  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

      • Relaxation in daily life
      • Tension and relaxation
      • Systematic relaxation
      • 31 pints relaxation
      • 61 points relaxation exercises
      • Preparation for yoga Nidra

      • What is meditation?
      • Meditation in daily life
      • Sitting positions for meditation
      • Two to five minutes meditations
      • So-ham mediation

      • 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

      • General introduction: six school of indian philosophy
      • Samkhya and yoga
      • Intro of pattanjali yoga sutras
      • Highlight of astanga yoga: yama, niyama, asana, pranayama, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, and Samadhi
      • Introduction to Upanishad
      • Life style and yoga ethics

      • Basic principle of ayurveda
      • Basic doshas
      • Tri-gunas
      • Balance of the mind and Ayurvedic diet

      • Jnana-mudra
      • Dhyan-mudra
      • Vishnu-mudra
      • Hridaya-mudra

      • Om mantra
      • Morning mantra
      • Guru mantra
      • Meal mantra
      • Gayatri mantra and more
      • Suryanamaskar mantras – 12 names of sun

      • Jala-neti
      • Sutra-neti

      • Lesson plan
      • Assignments
      • Practice teaching
      • Feedback
      • Group discussion
      • Question and answer
      • Homework

Typical Daily Schedule


The Yoga Training program starts at 6:15 a.m. with a brief morning prayer and a pranayama session. The morning session for classical Yoga Postures (Hatha-Yoga) follows, followed by food. After that, we have two primary sessions: one on philosophy and the other on yoga anatomy, followed by a midday meal. After that, there will be some time for self-study and practice before we begin the afternoon and evening sessions of Vinyasa-Yoga Asanas, followed by Relaxation and Meditation.

There will be some inspiring cultural events, such as Satsang (devotional songs), talks on yoga-related topics, and audio and video courses. Weekly assignments will be part of the course since they allow you to get a deeper understanding of the themes and experiences via your yoga practices.

Three yoga vegetarian meals, as well as fruit snacks and green tea, will be supplied throughout this yoga teacher training.

We advise students to go to bed early, about 10 p.m. since this is beneficial to their yoga training. The following is a sample daily itinerary for our School Ekam Drishti Yogshala’s 500 hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India:

Time Activity
05:00 : Wake Up!
06:15 – 6:30 : Mantra Chanting
06:30 – 7:30 : Shat-kriyas & Pranayama Practices
07:30 – 9:00 : Hatha Yoga (Classical)
09:00 – 10:00 : Breakfast & Free Time
10:00 – 11:00 : Yoga Philosophy
11:00 – 12:00 : Yoga Anatomy & Physiology
12:30 – 13:00 : Karma Yoga (Seva)
13:00 – 14:30 : Lunch
14:30 – 16:00 : Self-Study / Self-Practice
16:00 – 16:15 : Tea Break
16:30 -18:00 : Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga
18:00 – 19:00 : Relaxation & Meditation
19:00 – 20:00 : Dinner
20:00 – 21:00 : Self-Study / Free-Time
21:00 : Go to Sleep!
Note: Daily Schedule is subject to change.

Upcoming Course Dates for 500 hour yoga teacher training


Throughout the year, the 500 hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India is offered on the 1st of every month. As a result, you can apply any month ahead of time. The following dates are available for our forthcoming 500 hour Yoga Teacher Training Courses:

Course Date Course Name Book Now
1st January 500 Hour YTTC in Rishikesh, India
1st February 500 Hour YTTC in Rishikesh, India
1st March 500 Hour YTTC in Rishikesh, India
1st April 500 Hour YTTC in Rishikesh, India
1st May 500 Hour YTTC in Rishikesh, India
1st June 500 Hour YTTC in Rishikesh, India
1st July 500 Hour YTTC in Rishikesh, India
1st  August 500 Hour YTTC in Rishikesh, India
1st  September 500 Hour YTTC in Rishikesh, India
1st October 500 Hour YTTC in Rishikesh, India
1st  November 500 Hour YTTC in Rishikesh, India
1st December 500 Hour YTTC in Rishikesh, India

Course Fee For Price & Shared Accomodation

Accommodation Type Price Per Person
Shared Twin Room INR 1,02,500 / INR 90,000
Private Single Room INR 1,26,650 / INR 1,10,000
Note: Ekam Drishti Yogshala is currently offering 15% discount for 500 Hours of Yoga TTC commencing in 2022.

Book Your Seat: A minimum of US$ 400 advance deposit is required to secure your seat for the course. The remaining course fee is due on arrival at our school reception.

Course Fees INCLUDE:
  • 46 Nights Accommodation
  • Three vegetarian meals per day
  • Afternoon Tea (Masala Chai)
  • Weekly half-day excursions
  • Free Wi-Fi in the Campus
  • Yoga materials during class (i.e. yoga mat, block, belt, etc.)
  • Sightseeing near Rishikesh city on rest day (half-day trip)
  • Textbooks, printed study handouts and study manual
  • 200 Hours Course Certification from Yoga Alliance, USA
  • Airport Transfer (available at additional charges)
  • Travel expenses (i.e. airfare, train, bus, taxi, etc.)
  • Laundry services (available at additional charges)
  • Extra nights beyond course dates (available at additional charges)
  • Extra excursion not organized by school
  • Air Conditioning / Heater (available at additional charges)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Medical Expenses
  • Other Personal Expenses
Fantastic team of teachers. I trained with Ankiit who is exceptional at what he does. His knowledge and expertise of the practice is outstanding. His teachings are authentic as well as progressive and I came away from the teacher training course feeling confident in my own abilities. He also allows pupils to find their own expression of the practice whilst guiding them within the wisdom and roots of yoga. I would highly recommend training with him if you want to not just learn yoga but to embody its rich historic values.
testimonialAmanda Hutton / July 2021200 Hour Yoga TTC in Rishikesh, India