200 hour Teacher Training

200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh

Akhanda Yoga Institute’s 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training, offered in Rishikesh, India as well as virtually, is a life-changing opportunity as well as a professional qualification. Advance both your practise and teaching skills.

Virtual prep sessions September 17-18
Intensive October 8-28 (in person or virtual!)
Post course virtual check-in November 12

For students who have completed a 200 hour YTT & are seeking to refresh their knowledge & reconnect to community we offer a 50% discount! Email community@akhandayoga.com for details.

Akhanda Yoga Institute is proud to offer full scholarships for front line healthcare workers! Please email community@akhandayoga.com to inquire.

Accreditation

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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Train with expert teachers

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.

Kal Prakashini

A Bhakti Yogi at heart, Prakashini ji (name meaning: that which radiates light) has close to 40 years of exposure to the mantras, rituals, philosophies and techniques of traditional vedic and yogic practices.

Jot Anant

At the core of all of Jot Anant's teachings is a desire to harness the power of the ancient wisdom of Yoga to heal ourselves, and as a way to contribute to healing the world. 

Om Shanti

OmShanti Charlebois (E-RYT 500) is the owner of Bodhi Tree Yoga in downtown Kemptville, Ontario, Canada. A lifelong practitioner of Yoga, OmShanti’s goal is to bring authentic and holistic Yoga to the North Grenville community and beyond.

Akhanda means whole and indivisible, In line with the original teachings of Yoga. Akhanda Yoga Institute, founded by Himalayan Master Yogrishi Vishvketu (PhD), offers a holistic toolkit to bring forward ancient wisdom and techniques for a modern age.
In Akhanda Yoga Teacher Training you will learn to teach advanced, artful, balanced sequences including a full repertoire of Yoga techniques: asana, pranayama, mantra, and meditation linked with themes to Yogic wisdom.
All Akhanda Yoga Institute onsite teacher training programs are held at the spacious and uplifting Anand Prakash Yoga Ashram in Tapovan, Rishikesh. The training is fully residential and includes three tasty vegetarian meals a day with vegan and gluten-free options.
Akhanda Yoga YTTs are world-renowned for our interactive philosophy, Ayurveda content, detailed techniques, and engaged anatomy segments. You will learn to lead posture and breath workshops and much more.
Akhanda Yoga 200 hour YTT covers all of the teaching areas set by the Yoga Alliance. These include a minimum of 180 contact hours across 5 areas of teaching: techniques, philosophy / lifestyle / ethics, teaching methodology, anatomy and physiology, and a teaching practicum.

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

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Outline

Please see detailed daily schedule in the section below
Akhanda Yoga covers all of the teaching areas set by the Yoga Alliance in our 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training. Asana, pranayama, and kriya techniques will be taught and practiced, and trainees will practice teaching them to their peers.
A variety of asanas will be covered including beginner and intermediate variations. Trainees will learn how to enter and exit a pose, checkpoints for alignment, benefits and contraindications for the asana, and how to assist students in the pose.
Teacher trainees will learn the form, benefits, and contraindications of many pranayama techniques including abdominal breathing, the three-part breath, ujjai pranayama, bhramaree pranayama, anuloma viloma, and kapalabhati pranayama.
In the anatomy and physiology classes, students will learn about both the physical system, how anatomy relates to yoga and the subtle body. Subtle anatomy is the Yogic teaching regarding the three bodies and five corresponding sheaths.
We will explore the idea of mantra as a mystical energy encased in a sound structure in relation to both saguna (nama) mantras and nirguna mantras such as Om. Trainees will learn to chant and present Yogic mantras.
The concept and techniques of meditation will be explored including guided meditation, creative visualization, meditation using yantra, mantra, ideation, ishta chakra and the withdrawal of the senses from external objects.
Transformational experiences will include rituals, healing circles and creative movement. Students will delve into the practice of both nama and abstract kirtan, as well as Vedic mantras.
The Philosophy, Lifestyle, and Ethics section is the foundation of Yoga and an important aspect of the Akhanda YTTs. Students will be introduced to Yoga psychology and philosophy, Patanjali’s sutras, the Yamas and Niyamas, and the paths of Yoga.
Teaching Methodology and professionalism and ethics in Yoga teaching will be amply covered. We will present our Statement of Professional Standards, and explore how to become a transformational facilitator, or teacher rather than just an instructor.
ONLINE LIVE
Preparatory Virtual Weekend before the onsite intensive : This course is designed for Indian, European, & Asia Pacific time zones
September 17-18 (Times listed in PST)

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7:00 am
10:30 am

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ASHRAM IN PERSON OR VIRTUAL
In person Ashram residential program OR Virtual Intensive: This course is designed for Indian, European, & Asia Pacific time zones
October 8th - 28th (Times listed in IST)

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5:20 am
8:00 pm

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ONLINE LIVE
Post Course Virtual Check In
November 12th (Times listed in PST)

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7:00 am
10:30 am

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Rome

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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 programs 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.

Daily Schedule, *subject to change (times are listed in IST, if joining virtually please check with your own timezone)

5:20-5:50 Guided Meditation
6:00-7:30 Yoga Class (6 – 7:15 on Sundays)
7:50-8:20 Fire Puja (7:30 – 8:30 on Sundays)
8:30 Breakfast
10:00-10:45 Philosophy
11:00-12:30 Techniques
12:45- Lunch
2:30-3:00 Yoga Nidra in the hall
3:00-4:30 Methodology and Anatomy
4:45-6:15 Techniques or Practicum class
6:15-7:00 Dinner
7:00-8:00 Tuesdays and Thursdays: Transformational Experiences
8:00-9:30 Silent Studying or Journaling

Saturdays will be a varied schedule of morning techniques, anatomy, or excursions going into the early afternoon (4 pm Yoga Class optional).

On Sundays, there will be no formal classes except self-practice (lower hall) or optional led practice (upper hall), 1-hour fire puja, and the expectation of Karma Yoga at 9:15 AM (helping around the ashram for 1 hour).

 

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.

Tuition

YTT 200 hour YTT Program, IN PERSON $2,500 USD

Early Bird Discount: Available for the first 15 registrants. Use code EBD200YTTOct22 for $200 off!

Ashram stay/food is separate and paid at time of arrival, approximately $22 USD per day.

YTT 200 hour YTT Program, VIRTUAL $2,100 USD

Early Bird Discount: Available for the first 15 registrants. Use code EBD200YTTOct22 for $200 off! USD

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

Course Requirement

For those joining in virtually, 70% of the program must be attended live in order to receive certification. If for some reason you must miss more than 30% we will work with you individually to make up time privately with one of the teachers (or within a group if there are multiple people missing the same sessions). These private makeup sessions do have an additional fee to compensate the teachers for their additional time.

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

Support

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 a 50% discount! (email community@akhandayoga.com for details).

Akhanda Yoga Institute is proud to offer full scholarships for front line healthcare workers! Please email community@akhandayoga.com to inquire.

"We believe wellness is your birthright!" Yogrishi Vishvketu

What are the people saying?

The training was very organized and followed the published curriculum to the letter. In the Ashram all 8 limbs of Yoga were applied, which was a very nice way to live with the 8 limbs. This training really gave me the confidence to start teaching and I am very grateful for the experience.

Ahmed Osman, Egypt; 200 hour YTT Student

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

I am so happy for having done my 200 hr YTT with Vishva Ji at Akhanda Yoga. My experience was very authentic, spiritual, and our group bonded very well because of the teachers’ ability to help us feel connected. I had talked with other people in Rishikesh doing YTT’s at different ashrams and felt reassured that I had chosen Akhanda because the program really goes into depth not only about asana, but the yogic philosophy, mantra, pranayama, and meditation. The field trips to Ganga Ma and the jungle ashram were amazing, once-in-a-lifetime experiences. And the sattvic meals at the ashram are really amazing.

Amanda Granberg, USA; 200 hour YTT Student

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