25-Day 200-Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Retreat in Rishikesh

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Overview

Suitable for intermediate, beginner, and advanced practitioners
Affordable retreat
Daily Hatha yoga practices
Yoga philosophy, anatomy, and methodology classes
6 kriya and mudra techniques lessons
Daily meals, snacks and drinks
Asana and pranayama practices
Eligibility to register for Yoga Alliance certification
Evening meditation and arati session
Instruction in English
Max. 10 participants
Organiser also speaks German and Hindi
This teacher training course at Shree Hari Yoga School is a comprehensive 200-hour program. The course is designed to initiate and accompany students on their path of yoga and prepare them to teach others. It is a rewarding way to develop a traditional Hatha yoga, awaken your inner teacher, and gain an internationally recognized teaching certification.
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Program

Certification
Students who complete the training are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®).

Overview
The Shree Hari 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course (TTC) is designed to lay the initial groundwork for an advanced study and practice of yoga. Over 25 days, you will be immersed in the ancient spiritual origins, philosophical teachings, and meditative traditions that make up the practice of yoga. With this traditional framework, you will combine the wisdom of yoga with modern alignment, sequencing, and various styles of practice.

Who can join?
Shree Hari Yoga welcomes anyone with a sincere desire to learn and grow through the practice of yoga. This training is an opportunity for you to enjoy life while learning about the timeless tradition of yoga, cultivating greater health and happiness, and making new friends. If you plan to teach yoga professionally, seek to deepen your personal practice, or even just want to learn more about yoga’s philosophy and history, this course will exceed your expectations.

What you will gain from this training
  • 200-hour Yoga Alliance certification: Upon graduation from this course, you will be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher in the 200 Hour Category (RYT 200).
  • Immersion in a yogic lifestyle: Experience the benefits of a consistent asana, meditation, and pranayama practice combined with a healthy sattvic diet in a supportive community environment.
  • The skills confidence to teach yoga: Find your voice as an inspired yoga teacher while engaging in the art of teaching supported by expert guidance and practical experience.
Shree Hari Yoga's 200-hour yoga teacher training curriculum combines modern teaching techniques with ancient wisdom. You will receive a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of yoga and the yogic lifestyle. Beginning with history and philosophy, you will build the foundation of understanding the concept, nature, and intention of yoga. By exploring the ancient texts and lessons of the early eras of yoga, you will gain knowledge that will make you an educated and proficient yoga instructor.

200-hour Hatha yoga teacher training
Hatha yoga is a form of yoga focusing on traditional asanas alignment, pranayama practices, yogic kriyas cleansing techniques, and traditional yogic philosophy, Hatha yoga provides the foundational base of the yogic path, to begin with, a strong focus on safe alignment and modifications for every level of practitioner. Shree Hari Yoga provides a 200-hour course that broadens the knowledge to include traditional yoga paths.

Daily routine
From Monday to Saturday, generally from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., your daily routine will include multiple practice sessions as well as practical and theory classes. Your schedule will also include open time for you to engage in self-study and practice teaching with your fellow trainees.

On Saturdays, you will have only a half-day of coursework and Sundays are your days off. Use this time to relax, study, and enjoy your surrounding.

Daily schedule
  • 06:30 - 07:30 Meditation / pranayama
  • 07:30 - 09:30 Hatha yoga
  • 09:30 - 10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 - 10:50 Mantra
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Philosophy
  • 12:00 - 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 15:00 Anatomy
  • 15:00 - 17:00 Art of teaching
  • 16:00 - 17:30 Hatha yoga
  • 19:00 - 20:00 ​Dinner

Opening and closing
Please feel free to check in any time from 10 a.m. on the day before your course’s start date. This arrival day is dedicated for you to settle in and get familiar with your new surroundings. In the evening there will be an orientation and opening ceremony followed by a welcome dinner. The following morning your training schedule will commence after a sunrise fire ceremony.

On the final day, we will hold a closing ceremony where you will get your certificate followed by a photo session with your fellow graduates. Check-out time is 1 p.m., but you may join activities throughout the day as desired.

Optional activities

After-class activities in Rishikesh
  • Ganga Aarti (ritual of worshipping the Ganges)
  • Visit temples and ashrams
  • Visit nearby waterfalls
  • Goa Beach (no, not an actual Goa beach! It’s a place on the river bank frequented by people who come to sit, read, meditate, or chant)
  • Shopping at local markets
  • Hiking/walking

Nearby adventure activities
Rishikesh is also renowned for adventure sports. A few of the main activities offered are:

  • Bungee jumping
  • Mountain biking
  • White water rafting
  • Kayaking
  • Rock climbing

Accommodation

Caters for vegetarian diets
Café
Kitchen
Smoke-free property
Currency exchange
Bar
Convenience / grocery store
Garden
Restaurant
Yoga shala
Free Wi-Fi
Terrace
Tour assistance

Check-in

10:00

Check-out

16:00

The accommodation offered is simple but comfortable and clean, and close to the school. The accommodation offers double and single rooms with attached bathrooms including the Indian or Western-style toilet, as well as a hot water shower. Some of the accommodations provided at the school are going to have shared bathrooms, but most of the accommodations provided have private bathrooms. There is also Wi-Fi access available.

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Single Room
Private room | Shared bathroom | $1,299
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Twin Room
Shared room | Shared bathroom | $999

Food

Shree Hari Yoga provides three healthy, energy-boosting meals per day, from Monday to Saturday. Sunday is a holiday for staff and students and they encourage you to try some of the delicious food on offer in the surrounding area. The kitchen staff pride themselves on their local, fresh, seasonally-appropriate ingredients. They aim to give you all the energy you need for this intensive time. Let them nourish your soul and fill your body with prana-supporting meals!

If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate them to the organiser when making a reservation 

Location

Dharamshala, nestled in the tranquillity of the Himalayan mountains, is the home of the world-famous spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama. In the lush green mountains surrounding the school, you will find Hindu temples and Buddhist stupas. A short walk up the mountain will take you to secluded meditation spots with breath taking views of the valley.

Nearby Towns

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Jolly Grant Airport (DED). Jolly Grant airport at Dehradun is the nearest airport to Rishikesh which is approximately 35 kilometres away. Popular carriers like Air India, Spice Jet and Jet Airways often have daily flights from New Delhi.

Nearest airports
DED Jolly Grant Airport
Transfer not provided
15 km
Nearest train stations
Nagrota
16km
Kangra Mandir
17km
Samloti
17km

Instructor

Shree Hari Singh Pawali (Shree Hari)
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Guru Hari was raised by a Nepalese father and Indian mother in a cross-cultural context near Rishikesh. From an early age, Hari rejoiced in and sung mantra. Presently, Guru Hari teaches a traditional Hatha yoga combined with classical knowledge, experiential understanding, and wisdom, as well as a modern outlook. This style of yoga teaching by Guru Hari is essentially a Nath lineage tradition. Guru Hari is also a chef of Ayurvedic food which is known in yogi terminology as sattvic food.

What's included?

  • Yoga course fee
  • Eligibility to register for Yoga Alliance certification upon completion
  • 24 nights accommodation
  • Food (3 vegetarian meals per day plus tea / water from Monday to Saturday, Sunday is a holiday for all involved staff and students)
  • Shree Hari Yoga school book, T-shirt, bag, kriya equipment, notebook & pen
  • Wi-Fi / Internet
  • Yoga mat

What's not included?

  • Airfare
  • Visa fees
  • Dinner on Saturday, Meals on Sunday
  • Excursions
  • Laundry service
  • Ayurveda spa, treatments, and courses
  • Airport pick up and drop-off service

Cancellation policy

Cancellation

Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a 70% refund

Changes

You may not change your dates after booking

Covid

No refund if you test positive for Covid
Full refund if you cannot travel due to Covid restrictions
Full refund if the retreat does not take place due to Covid restrictions
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