Yoga Vini is a certified yoga and Ayurveda school in Rishikesh, India, offering RYT 200 Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Courses.

What do we offer


Apart from providing the best yoga methodologies, Yoga Vini Rishikesh is famous for providing full accommodation facilities for the students. Our ashram is situated in a quiet and peaceful place dotted with the green trees and is well-equipped with all the residential facilities required for a comfortable stay.

The highly ventilated and eco-friendly rooms of the yoga center are fully furnished with all the necessary requirements. The rooms are basic but comfortable, with attached bathrooms. There is no air conditioning however all rooms are equipped with fans.

All rooms are shared between two or three students (larger rooms accommodates three people). However, depending on the number of students registered, single occupancy may be available at an extra cost. Please get in touch with us if you require single occupancy.


Course Curriculum

Asana Classes

Two daily asana classes, two hours each. Every student will get proper alignment according to their levels.

  • Practice
  • Drills
  • Thorough explanation and demonstration
    (Explanation of drills and postures are unique and based on our own knowledge and experience. You will get much detailed knowledge than from any books.)
  • Individual adjustments
  • Various techniques (props, walls etc.) on how to improve and deepen your practice
  • Variations of different postures and drills to take you towards correct execution of the postures
    (This will help you to adopt different postures for different levels of your students)
  • Sequencing – our experienced teachers will guide you on how to sequence your classes

Meditation / concentration and Pranayama Classes

Developing a strong meditation / concentration practice takes time and dedication, but here you will be given the tools to initiate and deepen your ability with daily concentration practice and pranayama.

  • Purpose and benefits of meditation / concentration
  • Introduction to Pranayama, Anuloma-Viloma, Ujjayi, Brahmri, Shitalli, Bhastrika
  • Importance and purpose of various sitting postures
  • Skills to guide yourself and others through concentration and pranayama

Philosophy and Yoga Sutra Lectures

We offer an easy and comprehensive approach allowing you to gain a greater understanding of yoga hence helping you to lead a greater emotional and mental well-being in order to live a more fulfilling and meaningful life. Explanations are based on real example from the life which makes the philosophy an interesting and easy to experience. Our whole course is skillfully designed to experience these yoga philosophies.

  • Analysis of both the text and commentary of Bhagavad Gita (classical yoga scripture).
  • Detailed explanation of the of Patanjali Yoga Sutra.
  • Different Paths of Yoga.
  • 8 Limbs of Yoga.
  • Nadis.
  • Mantra (spiritual energy through sound).
  • Prana
  • Bandha
  • Koshas
  • Kundalini
  • Mudra
  • Chakras and Granthis

Anatomy and Physiology

Students are introduced to the importance of the spine in anatomy and physiology, so they can become effective teachers and practitioners.

  • Connection between limbs and the spine
  • Stability of the spine
  • Relaxation of the spine
  • Connection between breath and the spine
  • Muscle structure and movement
  • Physiology of pain
  • Possible pain and their correction methods

Shat Kriyas

Shat kriyas are yogic purification processes which include; cleansing of the nasal and air passages, esophagus and stomach. Here our students will be guided through various purification exercises with thorough explanation of the effects. These processes will allow the student to experience deeper meditation and pranayama practices.

  • Kapalbhati
  • Jala Neti
  • Sutra Neti
  • Kunjal Kriya
  • Tratak

Teaching Philosophy

Our experienced teachers will provide instruction on the art of yoga instruction including:

  • How to be an effective yoga teacher.
  • Hands on adjustments
  • How to observe and understand how the body moves
  • The art of the voice
  • Confidence though practice teaching
  • The purpose and use of props, both in personal practice and the class setting
  • Practical teaching classes.

Ayurveda and proper diet

An Ayurvedic practitioner will join us to discuss how a proper diet can enhance your yoga practice and life as a whole. This introduction will give us time to practice a 30-day diet plan, guided by experienced chefs, throughout the course.

  • Origin of Ayurveda.
  • How Ayurveda treats different diseases and complaints.
  • Doshas and the different types.
  • How diet affects the mind and the body.
  • Vegetarianism.
  • The healing effects of fasting.


The aim of the examinations is to access your understanding of the subjects and to give you the opportunity to further develop the areas you are lacking. This will help to ensure your complete development during the course.

  • Written exam will be held at the end of the course
  • Practical teaching test will be held at the end of the course

Guidelines for joining the program

Discipline and rules

The spirit behind the discipline and rules are purely to immerse yourself into the yogic lifestyle to enable you to obtain maximum benefit from your teacher training experience.

  • All students are expected to follow the entire yoga teacher training course schedule.
  • In the event you need to be absent from any event, prior permission should be obtained.
  • All students are expected to be on time for all scheduled classes and remain for the duration of each class.
  • Guest behavior should be respectful of Indian culture; men and women should cover the shoulders, midriff and legs. Tight fitting, transparent and revealing clothing is not permitted.
  • Kindly refrain from expressions of affection such as hugging or kissing in public.
  • Guests are expected to observe celibacy (brahmacharya) as part of the spiritual discipline.
  • All students are expected to actively participate in Karma Yoga.
  • Smoking, alcohol and drugs are not permitted.
  • Technology use is restricted to off hours.
  • Photography, video, or audio recording during classes is only permitted with prior permission.
Other Details
  • Our 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training classes are taught in English with Japanese speaking teachers available for translation.
  • Teacher training courses are subject to date change due to interest.
  • Students with reservations will be notified of any changes at least one month in advance.
  • Course runs 6 days per week with one day’s afternoon off for reflection and rest.
  • Yoga center accommodation is simple and shared (couples are not allowed to share rooms).
  • Two daily meals will be offered, each consisting of healthy and traditional Indian food.
  • All meals are prepared in a safe and hygienic environment.
  • Please advise us of any food allergies so our staff can accommodate you.
  • Most nationalities require a visa to enter India, therefore our students are advised to apply for a tourist visa. You can find more information on how to get e-Visa following this link: e-Visa in India
  • Excluded from the package: airfare, other travel costs, tourist visa, any extra night’s accommodation, optional activities and/or treatments.