200 hour Teacher Training

200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh

Akhanda Yoga Institute’s 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India, is a life-changing opportunity as well as a professional qualification. Study in the birthplace of Yoga and advance both your practise and teaching skills.

See below for schedule details, cost, early bird discount, payment plans, and more!


Yoga teachers will get a certificate to register as a 200 hour Yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance. You will come away with the confidence to bring these advanced Yogic concepts and practices to your students.

Expert teachers

Join Himalayan Master Yogrishi Vishvketu (Vishva-ji) and our exceptional teaching team on a transformational journey and step with confidence into teaching and the rest of your life.

Join the Akhanda Yoga family! Vishva-Ji has trained more than 4,500 Yoga teachers worldwide.

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Yogrishi Vishvketu

Yogrishi Vishvketu (Vishva-ji) is known for his infectious laughter and stories. His holistic approach brings forward ancient wisdom for a modern age incorporating asana, pranayama, mantra, meditation and yogic wisdom in every class. His deepest aim is to inspire people to connect to their true nature, which is fearless, expansive, joyful and playful.

Yogrishi Vishvketu

Yogrishi Vishvketu (Vishva-ji) is known for his infectious laughter and stories. His holistic approach brings forward ancient wisdom for a modern age incorporating asana, pranayama, mantra, meditation and yogic wisdom in every class. His deepest aim is to inspire people to connect to their true nature, which is fearless, expansive, joyful and playful.

Train in the foothills of the Himalaya, the birthplace of Yoga!

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“When you experience bliss, you experience wholeness and completeness, and that’s called – Akhanda.” -Yogrishi Vishvketu

YTT 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Program

Akhanda Yoga Institute is a world-renowned registered school for 200 hour YTT training. We offer a variety of 100 hour YTT programs that can be combined to create your own custom specialisation for RYT300, RYT500, or RYT1000 hour designations.

All Akhanda Yoga Institute onsite teacher training program are held at the spacious and uplifting Anand Prakash Yoga Ashram in Tapovan, Rishikesh. The Ashram offers all the comforts of home such as western bathrooms, common areas, a library, a garden, and services such as WiFi and laundry. The vaulted bamboo Yoga hall is equipped with a full array of bolsters, back jacks, cushions and blocks. And every day follows a Yogic routine that includes morning lemon water, a daily fire puja, and three tasty vegetarian Ayurvedic meals a day with vegan and gluten-free options.

Join us to partake in an in-depth exploration of carefully preserved wisdom from the Vedic tradition and the Adi Nath Shiva lineage, wisely blended with over 40 years of practical experience with a Master Teacher Trainer.

Course Schedule Changes and Cancellations:
Whilst it is not typically the case, from time to time there may be circumstances that prevent a course from running at its scheduled time, including but not limited to government restrictions, global or local regulatory changes including those associated with the pandemic, extreme weather events, individual circumstances, insufficient numbers and/or severe disruption to power supply or technology platforms.
Please note the following options for course participants where any of these circumstances occurs:
a) Cancellation requests made by a course participant due to their own individual, extenuating and/or unavoidable circumstances are eligible for a refund less administration fee up to 20 days prior to course commencement.  In the 20 days leading up to the course and/or after course commencement, course participants are able to allocate unused funds towards other eligible Institute offerings.
b) Cancellations required to be made due to other extenuating circumstances such as those relating to government regulatory changes, extreme weather events and so forth which are not driven by the Institute or the individual, are eligible for a refund less admin fee and/or allocation of unused funds towards other eligible Institute offerings.
c) Cancellations made by the Institute due to insufficient numbers and/or other Institute specific circumstances are eligible for a refund and/or allocation of unused funds towards other eligible Institute offerings.


YTT 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Program $2,500 USD

Early Bird Discount: Available for the first 15 registrants. Use code EBD200YTTFeb2023 for $200 off! USD

Ashram stay/food is separate and paid at time of arrival, approximately $22 USD per day (dependent upon shared/private room & current exchange rates).

We have a 6 month payment plan option to support those that would like to pay in installments (5% fee included)

Course Requirement

Akhanda Yoga Institute takes COVID-19 precautions very seriously. We follow all Indian government guidelines and protocols.

You will be required to produce a negative RT-PCR test within 48 hours of arriving at Anand Prakash Yoga Ashram in Rishikesh, India. Also, in an effort to create a safe and comfortable environment for everyone (students, teachers, and Ashram staff), we request that all participants be very mindful of their activities in the two weeks prior to the training, as well as while they are travelling to the Ashram.

We encourage you NOT to travel around India before the training and we ask that you follow all the guidelines as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns by emailing community@akhandayoga.com


We are committed to making Yoga more accessible to people of all social, racial and cultural identities, financial means, levels of fitness, ages, body types and religions. Our Scholarships are one way we endeavour to have students envision themselves within our Yoga Family, as they gain further access to teachings that are everyone’s birthright.

Please reach out to community@akhandayoga.com for details. Partial scholarships will be awarded once minimum registration numbers have been met.

For students who have completed a 200 hour YTT & are seeking to refresh their knowledge & reconnect to community we offer this program for $1,600 USD (email community@akhandayoga.com for details)

"We believe wellness is your birthright!" Yogrishi Vishvketu

What are the people saying?

Almost exactly a year ago, I came across the Ashram and signed up for the 200 YTT program in February 2020. Although at the beginning it was a bit unusual for me to have to share the room with a stranger (I could have taken a single room too), to eat on the ground (vegetarian food) and to wake up every day (also on weekends) at 04:45 (partly at very low temperatures, in the dark) in the morning, it was the best thing that could happen to me. The stranger is now a lovely friend and has a fixed place in my heart and I have become part of a wonderful family – the Akhanda family. The Ashram is very well maintained, the staff is very busy and friendly, and without their efforts and kindness, the stay would not have been so nice at it was. Our teachers were unique. Apart from the fact that you could remember the material very easily, because they taught it very well (and it was a lot of learning material), they were very nice and loving. They were there for us students outside of class and always had a smile on their lips. Special thanks to Vishva-Ji (our guru) who has the ability to convey traditional yoga in a modern and vivid way. He has also succeeded in unifying both worlds – the “Indian” and the “Western” worlds. He is one of the wisest and most interesting people I have met on my path so far. And of course he is really funny! I am very grateful to be a part of this great family/community and can only recommend the Ashram to anyone who wants to break out of their comfort zone. You just need a little courage and you need to listen to your heart, then you find the way to the Ashram and to yourself.

Christine H; 200 hour YTT

This extensive, intensive and holistic training set me on a positive lifelong course of internal understanding 🙂 I felt deeply connected from the moment I set foot in the ashram, and have gained a spiritual family that continues to lend their support even though I’m now back in my home community. I couldn’t recommend this course more – an incredible experience that has enhanced my approach to life!

Fran Lloyd, UK; 200 hour YTT Student

 Akhanda Yoga teacher training at the Anand Prakash Ashram in Rishikesh was comprehensive, authentic and inspiring! I feel so lucky that I learnt from a Himalayan Master, Yogrishi Vishvketu. The whole teaching team, Ashram living and practicums not only prepared us to teach yoga but also to become better yogis ourselves.

Zelo Soyalp, Canada; 200 hour YTT Student

What a life-transforming experience! The holistic side of Akhanda Yoga has really spoken to me and I am now a confident, enthusiastic Yoga teacher who is proud to carry its wisdom to the world! I really appreciate this learning from all of the wonderful and knowledgeable teachers/yogis. The program was planned at the perfect pace and if there is any difficulty, teachers and supporters were there to fully assist us with kindness and open heart.

Thank you, Akhanda Yoga.

Aiko Harada, Canada; Virtual 200 hour YTT Student

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