Akhanda Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India

The Akhanda Yoga Institute is internationally renowned for running one of the best Yoga teacher training programs in India and globally.

For those who are looking for authentic, holistic, and life-changing Yoga teacher training, look no further. Our Yoga teacher training in Rishikesh is internationally recognised, and embraces the entirety of Yoga wisdom and techniques. Akhanda Yoga Institute is a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance.

asana and the physical aspect of yoga is what all yoga is about.
However this is a misconception!

Himalayan Master Yogrishi Vishvketu developed Akhanda Yoga to share his 40 years of experience with this expansive, life-affirming practice. Watch the video to learn more about the comprehensive approach of Akhanda Yoga teacher trainings.

Join one of our 100, 200, 300, or 500 hour Yoga teacher training courses online or residential on Ashram campus and embark on the transformational journey of a lifetime. Each yoga teacher training program explores a range of authentic yogic techniques and wisdom in alignment with the original intended practice of Yoga.

We offer foundational and specialised programs in several unique styles including the core Akhanda 200 & 300 hour YTTs, Classical Kundalini, Pranayama focused 200 hour and Masters Programs and more. Syllabus coverage includes techniques for asana, pranayama, mantra, meditation, and Yogic philosophy for these styles, all artfully sequenced to align the five layers of self.

Join us virtually or train in the Himalayan foothills, the birthplace of Yoga, and become part of the global Akhanda Yoga Institute family.

The Akhanda Yoga approach brings forward ancient wisdom for a modern age.

The Akhanda Yoga approach to Teacher Training

Akhanda Yoga Institute’s Yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, India and online enabled, is a transformative opportunity as well as a professional qualification. Study in the birthplace of Yoga with Himalayan Master Yogrishi Vishvketu and our exceptional teaching team and step with confidence into Yoga teaching and the rest of your life.

Our YTTs are renowned for a holistic approach covering traditional philosophy and practices for contemporary lifestyles. Trainings explore ancient Ayurvedic wisdom, yogic techniques from Vedic and Adi Nath Shiva lineages and philosophy from key texts of Yoga including Bhagavad Gita, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, the Upanishads, and Tantric texts of Hatha Yoga.

Ancient techniques and yogic anatomy are thoughtfully woven with modern day research and insights from the fields of anatomy, physiology, neuroanatomy, and psychology.

Akhanda Yoga teacher training is also accessible online in modular paced and customisable offerings.

Welcome to our renowned Yoga school in Rishikesh, India

Onsite Akhanda Yoga teacher training takes place at Anand Prakash Yoga Ashram in Tapovan, Rishikesh, in the foothills of the Himalayas. The training is fully residential and includes three tasty vegetarian meals a day with vegan and gluten-free options.

All Akhanda Yoga 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 Yoga halls are 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 Ayurvedic vegetarian meals. If you are looking for the best Yoga school in Rishikesh, you’ve found it!

If you are travelling to India for the first time, there is absolutely nothing to worry about. You’ll be taken care of from the moment you arrive. We will pick you up at the airport in Dehradun and transport you to Anand Prakash Yoga Ashram in Rishikesh. Learn more about Anand Prakash Yoga Ashram here. Akhanda Yoga teacher training is also available online, in a virtual version.

YTT certification with Yoga Alliance.

We know that many of our students are concerned about YTT certification. Akhanda Yoga Teacher Training is fully approved by RYS Yoga Alliance — the best Yoga certification available. Yoga Alliance certification is globally recognized.

Akhanda 100-hour Yoga Teacher Training modules are unique and flexible. They can be taken onsite in India or online in a virtual classroom, or combined in a hybrid approach. Our module system allows you to specialise and also set your own pace of study. And our online and hybrid residential YTT programs allow balance with work-life commitments.


These residential or online programs offer profound transformational journeys and teaching credentials in specific areas of Yoga. Each course is a well-rounded, stand-alone program and includes studies in Philosophy, Lifestyle, Ethics, Techniques, Anatomy, and Teaching Methodology. With this system, you can conveniently work towards the 300-hour, 500-hour or 1000-hour designation by taking multiple courses over time.

Akhanda Yoga Teacher Training promises professional facilitators, an expansive curriculum, and comprehensive course materials in visual, audio, and written mediums.

Our online Yoga Teacher Trainings and Yoga Teacher Trainings in Rishikesh, India are led by experienced lead trainers and a faculty of global teaching experts. Many of these programs continue to be led by the founder himself, the renowned Himalayan Yoga Master, Yogrishi Vishvketu.

Knowledgeable and passionate, trainers and facilitators excel in sharing modern day applications of authentic Yogic techniques. Through the creation of a safe and welcoming atmosphere participants are supported to bond and create lifelong connections.

Global experts guide you through various techniques using both theory and experiential tools as well as real-time practice teaching and assisting to support your development as a teacher. Meet our global teaching faculty here.

Students commend us for our Akhanda teaching resources and teaching support tools that cover all aspects of holistic Yoga including techniques, Yoga philosophy, the chakras, Yogic lifestyle, Ayurveda and more. In addition to live access to expert teachers, our professional platforms support on demand practice and video, audio, written tools to allow accessible learning across multiple mediums.
Our Yoga Teacher Training courses covers key elements of Yoga including asana, pranayama, mantra, meditation, and philosophy. You will learn and explore:
  • Key Yoga asanas as derived from Adi Nath Shiva lineage and authentic Hatha Yoga practices
  • Key breathwork and pranayama techniques
  • Vedic and Upanishadic mantras, and chakra bija mantras
  • Meditation and wisdom themes and how to weave them into your classes
  • Paths of Yoga and how to bring Yoga into your daily life sourced from authentic Yogic texts
  • Yogic subtle anatomy and the chakras
  • Physical anatomy as it relates to Yoga and teaching
  • How to lead both dynamic and contemplative classes
  • The Art of sequencing design for unique holistic classes and much more
Participants have access to recordings of live session and course materials for an extended period of time to support their integration.

Akhanda Yoga Teacher training is supported by professionally recorded pre-course materials.

How to apply for Akhanda Yoga Teacher Training

Prerequisites

We recommend that candidates for the 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training have at least one year of regular weekly yoga study.

For our 100 hour modules and 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training programs a Yoga Alliance accredited 200 hour program must be completed prior to commencement.

Exceptions may be made where students want to complete advanced studies for their own personal development and will not require a Yoga Alliance certificate upon completion.

Our continuing education programs are available for all and can be applied to your Yoga Alliance profile where a 200 hour program has already been completed.

Application process

Upon registering for programs you'll be prompted to fill out a brief online application.

You will be prompted at registration to enter your credit card information to secure your spot in the course. You will receive an email notification of your registration with details including pre course prep and other details required for your enrollment.

We recommend that you apply for Training programs as soon as possible. You can also contact us regarding our scholarship opportunities.

Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India

The 100 hour Akhanda Yoga Teacher Training is our advanced 300 hour level course made modular. Our unique 100-hour modules allow for customising and specialising your 300 hour advanced studies. This approach allows you to choose your focus area from our many offerings, paced at your preferred timing, and grow your designations in a thoughtful way.

Each 100 hour teacher training is a digestible, bite-size course that allows for gentle step-by-step specialisation towards an advanced level course. The modules introduce students to all elements of Yogic wisdom and knowledge.

100 hour Akhanda Yoga Teacher Training can be taken at our ashram in Rishikesh, India* or online as a virtual YTT.

Onsite YTT includes the following:

  • Shared double room at the ashram (with hot water, western toilet, and bedding)
  • 3 delicious vegetarian meals per day (vegan and gluten-free options)
  • Purified water
  • 2 Sunday excursions
  • Evening music programs
  • Airport pick-up/transit to the Ashram
  • Akhanda Yoga T-shirt
  • Jal neti pot and mala
  • Access to ashram library
  • Wi-Fi internet access (9 AM to 9 PM)
  • 3 months free access to Akhanda Yoga Online

The 200 hour Akhanda Yoga Teacher Training is our advanced 300 hour level course made modular. Our unique 100-hour modules allow for customising and specialising your 300 hour advanced studies. This approach allows you to choose your focus area from our many offerings, paced at your preferred timing, and grow your designations in a thoughtful way.

200 hour Akhanda Yoga Teacher Training can be taken at our ashram in Rishikesh, India* or online as a virtual YTT. Click here for more details on our virtual trainings.

The 300 hour Akhanda Yoga Teacher Training is our advanced course made modular. Our unique 100-hour modules allow for customising and specialising your 300 hour advanced studies. This approach allows you to choose your focus area from our many offerings, paced at your preferred timing, and grow your designations in a thoughtful way.

300 hour Akhanda Yoga Teacher Training can be taken at our ashram in Rishikesh, India* or online as a virtual YTT. Click here for more details on our virtual trainings.

Akhanda 100-hour YTT modules are our most flexible way to add to your personal and professional experience with Yoga. Expand your teachings and offerings to enrich your and your students’ growth. With this system, you can conveniently work towards the 500-hour or 1000-hour designation by taking multiple courses over time.

Our incredible array of modules can be taken individually by YTT 200 or YTT 300 graduates, and can be used to build towards the Akhanda Yoga 500 or 1000-hour Mastery designation:

  • Evolve Your Teaching: Asana, Anatomy & Pranayama (YTT 300 module)
  • Meditation: A Hatha-Raja Training (YTT 300 module)
  • Ayurveda and Conscious Living (YTT 300 module)
  • Shiva Shakti Power: A Classical Kundalini YTT 100
  • Akhanda Yoga Life Coaching
  • Lunar Akhanda Yoga
  • Sleepology: An Inner Reprogramming Training
  • Akhanda Prenatal Yoga
  • Yoga Wisdom (Coming Soon)

* Important note: Onsite training in India is subject to travel restrictions.

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Frequently asked questions

Akhanda Yoga Institute was founded by Himalayan Master Yogrishi Vishvketu to share thoughtfully preserved Yoga and wellbeing wisdom and techniques. Akhanda means whole and indivisible, and Akhanda Yoga offers a holistic toolkit to share ancient wisdom for a modern age. The Akhanda Yoga approach embraces the full repertoire of Yoga wisdom and techniques, from asana and pranayama, to meditation and chanting.

Akhanda Yoga Institute is an educational organization that includes Anand Prakash Yoga Ashram (founded 2007) and Yoga Jungle Retreat in Rishikesh; Yoga Teacher Training courses; Yoga workshops, courses, retreats, and events; and Akhanda Yoga Online, a robust online studio with hundreds of full-length classes available.

Our goal is to create a global community of Yoga practitioners and teachers who can rely on the simple tools they learn, and apply them to everyday life — resulting in wholeness: emotional, physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing.

We know that it supports our students to receive recognized teaching certifications. Akhanda Yoga Institute is a registered yoga school and its Lead Trainers are Registered Yoga Teachers. Our Yoga Teacher Trainings and Continuing Education Programs are approved by Yoga Alliance and are internationally recognized. We also partner with numerous expert teachers and academic partners around the world to provide authentic content that students can rely on in their teaching practices.

Yes! Akhanda Yoga is for everyone. You do not need prior experience or flexibility to do Akhanda Yoga. Yogrishi Vishvektu developed Akhanda Yoga to share the full repertoire of Yoga wisdom and techniques, from asana and pranayama, to meditation and chanting. With our courses and classes, you can pace yourself and progress in your own time, choosing areas of specialization that interest you.

The Akhanda Yoga approach emphasizes a balanced class including a full repertoire of yoga techniques. All Akhanda Yoga classes are structured systematically yet artfully to align the physical, energetic, mental/emotional and intuitive self through the five elements of practice and the five energetic principles. Akhanda Yoga has a variety of class styles for different times of day, inclinations and purposes: Akhanda for Beginners, Intermediate and Dynamic, Five Koshas, Inner Reprogramming, Hatha-Raja, and Classical Kundalini.