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Yoga Teacher Training Goa, INDIA

The scenic beauty of South Goa is calling you for getting yourself engaged in the most soothing and rejuvenating activity; The activity of YOGA. Akshat Yogashala is a registered yoga school, conducting 200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training in Goa.

We are all set with our professional teachers to share the learning and techniques of yoga in India with yoga lovers from all over the world. We have started a Beginner Level Course so that even a novice can join and reap the infinite benefits of yoga.

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200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Goa, India.

Best school for YOGA TTC IN GOA

If you are planning to start your learning in Goa and are looking for a course that suits perfectly your knowledge and experience level, then the 200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training in Goa, India is something you can choose without thinking much.

Now, when it comes to choosing a destination for yoga in India, no doubt Goa attracts you. For your convenience and need, Akshat Yogashala is providing the 200 Hours YTTC in Goa.

Come as a beginner yoga practitioner and leave the school as a Yoga Teacher. This is the beauty of the 200 Hours YTTC provided by us.

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Goa, India.
Nath yoga Parampara

Traditional Hatha Yoga Teaching from Nath Parampara (Tradition)

Nath, meaning, “Lord” or “Protector” is used to mention Saints, Sages or Gurus of the Nath Tradition. The tradition was established by Shiva, which was then followed by Matsyendra and further by Goraksha. It is a Heterodox Siddha (Adept) tradition. Hatha Yoga is also known as Nath Yoga as it was introduced by Nath Sampradaya. The Nath tradition follows Adinath Shiva, though they have many sub-sects.

Mahayogi Guru Gorakshanath founded the authentic tradition of yoga which is now followed worldwide. There are around 50 texts on various aspects and methods of yoga, written by Gorakshanath. The yoga ttc in Goa offered by the school also follows the same tradition and customs of yoga.

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What is Hatha yoga?

Hatha yoga is also a type of yoga that is very important for both the physical and mental development of a human being. It is said that it is one of the oldest systems in the world which has been used for many centuries. To maintain balance in the body, Hatha Yoga is considered necessary and it is also a well-proven technique to keep the mind calm. It is believed that Lord Shiva first did Hatha Yoga, hence its mainstream has been Shaivism, but later the Siddhas and Naths continued the tradition of Hatha Yoga. The followers of Gorakhnath used to practice hatha yoga.

Hatha Yoga is not just an only asana, indeed it is a series of many different Yogasanas which is performed at a given interval of time.

When you take a yoga teacher training in Goa by Akshat Yogashala, then you get to learn many different alignments and adjustments of yoga.

Upcoming 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Goa, India 2022 – 2023

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Yoga TTC in Goa – Asana Practice Sessions

The 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Goa makes you aware of various series of asanas. You will learn to perform each asana with ease and perfection. Furthermore, you will know how to switch to different asanas with Yoga in Goa.

Overview of the asanas taught by Akshat Yogashala is-

Warm up practice
Pawanmuktasana series
Marjari kriya
Surya Namaskar

Standing yoga posture
Triyak tadasana
Parsva konasana
Veerbhadrasana 1
Veerbhadrasana 2
Veerbhadrasana 3
Ardha badha padmottanasana

Twisting yoga posture
Ardha matsyendrasana
Parivritta janusirshasana
Kati chakrasana

Backward bending yoga posture
Setu asana

Seated yoga posture
Ardha padma paschimottanasana
Pad prasar paschimottanasana

Balanching yoga posture
Baka dhyanasana

Meditative asana

Inverted posture
Salamba Shirshasana
Setu bandhasana

Semi inverted posture
Adhomukha shvanasana

Relaxation yoga posture

Pranayama – The Science of Breathe

The word Pranayama is derived from two words of Sanskrit grammar ‘Prana’ and ‘Ayam’. The word Prana in Sanskrit is derived from the root ‘An’ with the prefix ‘Pra’. The ‘Un’ metal signifies vitality. Thus the word ‘Prana’ means the power of consciousness. The word ‘Ayama’ means to regulate. In this way, the method of controlling prana by regulation of external breathing, special breathing techniques to control prana and acquiring the ability to take subtle and long breaths, is called pranayama.

Maharishi Patanjali explained Pranayama in his book

तस्मिन् सति श्वास प्रश्वास योग वि विच्छेदः प्राणायामः (Yoga Sutra 2/49)
tasmin sati shvasaprashvasayorgativichchhedah pranayamah (Yoga Sutra 2.49)

Meaning: The regulation of the natural movement of breath and exhalation when the matter is stable, is Pranayama, says Patanjali. Through the practice of Pranayama, the veil of impermanence gets weakened and the ability to dharna comes.

The 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in India explains the following Elements of Pranayama.

Pancha Prana – There are five major pranas in Pranayama which are known as Pancha Prana. These five pranas are Prana, Apana, Samana,
Udana, and Vyana.

Pancha Upaprana – Pancha Upaprana are the five supporting elements of pancha prana which are Naga, Kurma, Krikala, Devadatta, and

Natural and Yogic Breathe – Yogic way of breathing calms the nervous system and helps the mind the most. In this, the time of exhalation is
longer than inhalation.

Puraka, Recaka and Kumbhaka – Maharishi Patanjali has mainly given three distinctions of Pranayama.

  • Recaka – It is the process of exhalation of breathing in Pranayama.
  • Puraka – Puraka is inhalation of breathing in Pranayama.
  • Kumbhaka – Kumbhaka is about retaining or holding the breath during the process of Pranayama. There are two types of Kumbhaka Pranayama,

Antara Kumbhaka – Also known as the inner Kumbhaka, it is the
retention of breath after inhalation.
Bahya or Bahir Kumbhaka – Also known as the outer Kumbhaka, it is the retention of breath after exhalation.

Nadi Shodhana – Nadis are the energy channels of the body. When one performs Nadi Shodana pranayama, nadis get purified and the prana
energy starts flowing in these channels.

Anulom Vilom – An alternate nostril breathing, Anulom Vilom is done to balance the life force energy or pranic energy.

Bhastrika – Bhastrika is a rapid pranayama process which involves fast inhalation and exhalation. The same round is repeated many times.

Ujjayi Pranayama – First of all sit in any meditative posture. Keep the waist and neck straight. Breathe through both nostrils by compressing
the throat so that the sound (like of a small child’s snort, waves) is produced slowly. After that, do Kumbhaka for as long as possible, then
make Pranava mudra of Pranayama and exhale slowly from the left nostril. Repeat this action over and over again. This is known as Ujjayi

Surya Bhedi – Suryabhedan is the first pranayama in Hathapradipika. It is right-nostril breathing. With the help of this pranayama, solar energy
gets activated in our bodies.

Chandra Bhedi – It is left-nostril breathing related to Chandra Nadi or the Moon Channel of the body. With the help of this pranayama, lunar
energy gets activated in our bodies.

Sheetali – It is also known as Cooling Breath. The meaning of Sheetali is that the meaning of saying coolness is that by doing this pranayama, the
body gets coolness. That is why it is called Sheetali Pranayama. This type of pranayama is like a tree providing plenty of oxygen. Also, the pranayama is beneficial in giving peace and coolness and so can be done in the
summer season.

Sheetkari – The meaning of Sheetkari means coolness, which means something that cools our body and mind. When you do this type of pranayama, the sound of the word ‘Sheet’ has to come out of the mouth.

Bhramari – Bhramari Pranayam is a special method of breathing meditation in which sound like a bee is also practiced.

Shatkarma or Six Cleansing Techniques
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कर्म षटकमिदं गोप्यं घटशोधनकारकम्।
विचित्रगुणसंधायि पूज्यते योगिपुंगवैः।। (Hatha Yoga Pradipika 2/23)
karma ṣhaṭkamidaṃ ghopyaṃ ghaṭa-śodhana-kārakam |
vichitra-ghuṇa-sandhāya pūjyate yoghi-pungghavaiḥ ||

Chapter 2, Verse 23 of Hatha Yoga Pradipika says that only after the purification of the body, the seeker is successful in getting rid of the internal wastes. Before Pranayama, their need has also been said because it is not possible to get success in sadhana due to the lack of circulation of life in the Nadis filled with faeces.

In the olden times, six types of Kriya were done to make the body healthy and to do the high practice of Pranayama and Asana. The yogi could purify the body internally as well. These six types of action are called Shatkarma (Shatkriya). In Hatha Yoga Pradipika, it is depicted in the form of Kriya.

These Shatkarma Techniques are –

  • Dhauti
  • Basti
  • Neti
  • Nauli
  • Trataka
  • Kapalbhati

All these actions are associated with different parts of the body. By doing these, the body is completely purified internally. Now we share a little information about all these techniques with you, which is easy to understand.

Dhauti – Dhauti is a Sanskrit word that means “purification”. It is
derived from the root word “dhau” which means “to wash.” Dhauti
Kriya is specially performed for the complete cleansing of the internal
body system. It is of four types namely, Antara (internal) Dhauti, Danta
(teeth) Dhauti, Hrida (cardiac or chest region) Dhauti and Mula
Shodhana (rectal cleansing).

Basti – The large intestine and rectum are purified through basti kriya.
It is helpful in removing the stuck waste food material in the hollow part
of the intestine. In simple terms, Basti Kriya cleanses the extra waste

material from the body. The modern name for basti kriya is Enema.
There are two types of Basti, Jala Basti, and ‎Sthala Basti.

Neti – The main purpose of this action is to purify the nasal passages. By doing this, the impure and blocked nostrils will open completely. Due to this the irregularity of breathing is removed. That is why it is also called a nasal cleansing exercise.

Nauli – Nauli is considered a difficult exercise, which can only be learned with perseverance and patience. Nauli is an essential action for the purification and toning of the stomach and its internal organs.

Trataka – Trataka Kriya is related to the eyes. It improves eyesight and increases focus. It is useful in mental concentration. It should be started with candlelight in the beginning. There should be a distance of around 2 meters between the eye and the law of the candle.

Kapalbhati – Kapalbhati is a part of the yoga system pranayama which is used to cleanse the body. The word Kapalbhati is made up of two words: Kapal means ‘forehead’ and Bhati means ‘sign’. The brain is well affected due to the process.

200-Hour Authentic Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in Goa, India

The unique and affordable teacher training course of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is being conducted at Akshat Yogashala in Goa for all yoga practitioners.

Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is an ancient science practiced by students since time immemorial. The practice offers a deep vision and clarity to your thoughts. It is a subject of yoga dealing with deep information about spirituality.

Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in Goa is taught by us and while practicing, you find many similarities between the asanas of Hatha Yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. Names might be different but the style is somehow the same.

The 200 Hours Traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training Course in Goa is for both beginners and advanced-level learners. Our teachers convey true knowledge of ancient traditions of yoga.

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Philosophy (Darshan)

Yoga Darshan is a practical and psychological form of philosophy for the spiritual, mental, and physical development of human life by combining the existence of nature, man, and God. It states that the body, mind, and soul can’t be separated.

Six Orthodox and Two Unorthodox Philosophy

With the 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in India, the six orthodox philosophy or Shad Darshana that gets covered are Sankhya, Yoga, Nyaya, Vaisheshika, Mimamsa and Vedanta.

Talking about unorthodox philosophies, they are Buddhism, Jainism, and Charvaka.

Origin of Yoga

The origin of yoga dates back to ages ago when Shiva, the first yogi discovered it and transfer the same knowledge to Goddess Parvati. Then Shiva taught sapta rishis or the seven sages who propagate it to the different parts of the world. So, they are considered the founders of the divine practice.

Purushartha Chatusthaya (Four Goals of Human Life)

Purushartha describes four goals of human life, that is, Dharma (Moral Values), Artha (Prosperity), Kama (Pleasure), and Moksha (Liberation).

Different Paths of Yoga

There are different paths of yoga that are Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Raja Yoga, and Jnana Yoga.

Ashtanga Yoga (Eight Limbs of Yoga) and Hatha Yoga

There are eight limbs of yoga namely, Yama (Abstinences), Niyama (Observances), Asana (Yoga Postures), Pranayama (Breath Control), Pratyahara (Withdrawal of the Senses), Dharana (Concentration), Dhyana (Meditation), and Samadhi (Absorption).

Supportive Element in Yoga (Sadhak Tattva)

Utsaah (Enthusiasm), Sahas (Courage), Dherya (Patience), Tatvagyaan (Philosophy), Dridh Nischay (Determination), and Jansang (Renunciation) are the Sadhak Tattva in Yoga.

Obstacle Element in Yoga (Badhak Tattva)

अत्याहार: प्रयासश्चप्रजल्पोनियमाग्रह:

atyāhāraḥ prayāsaścha prajalpo niyamāghrahaḥ. jana-sangghaścha laulyaṃ cha ṣhaḍbhiryogho vinaśyati.

Hatha Yoga Pradipika states the six obstacle elements of yoga or Badhak Tattva. These are Atyaharah (Eating more than required), Prayasascha (Doing lots of Hard Work), Prajalpo (Talking much), Niyamagrahah (Not following the rules), Jana Sangghascha (Getting in touch with many people), and Laulyaṃ (Fickle Mind).

Teaching of Vedanta

The Teaching of Vedanta says that God is infinite, he is existing in eternity, having infinite consciousness, and providing ultimate bliss.

5 Sheaths of Body (Pancha Kosha)

Pancha Kosha or five sheaths of the body are the layers surrounding your soul. These are –

  • The Annamaya Kosha
  • The Pranamaya Kosha
  • The Manomaya Kosha
  • The Vijnanamaya Kosha
  • The Anandamaya Kosha
Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Body

The yoga teacher training in Goa explains the Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Body. The Anatomy class describes the structure of the body and the physiology class describes the functioning of the body.

The Anatomy class of the yoga teacher training in Goa connects modern science with yogic science and explains the core of yoga. The 11 systems of the body get covered in it.

These are The Integumentary System, Nervous System, Skeletal System, Endocrine System, Muscular System, Cardiovascular System, Lymphatic System, Respiratory System, Urinary System, Reproductive System, and Digestive System The session on anatomy and physiology gives a general idea of the composition and constitution of the human body.


It is the self-healing procedure of the body, especially with the elements present around us in nature. It is a scientific and holistic system at the same time, awakening the inherent power of the body to regain its health and fitness. It further helps in treating various diseases and illnesses.

At Akshat Yogashala, the theoretical classes of yoga ttc in Goa explains the concept of Panchamahabhutas.


Meaning – All things present on the earth are formed by Panchamahabhutas.

These Panchamahabhutas are Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Ether. These are also the foundational constituents of the body.

The Naturopathy session at Akshat Yogashala during the 200-hour yoga ttc in Goa provides Mud Therapy. It uses moistened earth in the right way to heal the body.


Mantra is the divine accumulation of words, by which we can attain extreme spirituality and destroy negative obstacles. “Man” in Mantra means “Mind” and “Tra” means “Power”.

Mantra Reciting

Reciting the mantra helps the person in getting supreme knowledge and with this, the mind gets calm. With this, one gets free from the bondage of birth and death.

Types of Mantra

There are mainly three types of mantras. These are –

  • Bija Mantra (Root Mantra) – It connects you to the seven chakras of the body and Hindu deities.
  • Saguna Mantra (with form) – It awakens the actual form of a particular type of deity.
  • Nirguna Mantra (without form) – It covers the fundamental truths mentioned in yogic philosophy.
The course of 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training India at our yoga school explains the following types of mantras, Obstacle removal mantra Guru mantra
  • Pranav mantra
  • Teacher and student mantra
  • Mantra for peace
  • Patanjali mantra
  • Maha mritunjaya mantra
  • Realization mantra
  • Food mantra
  • Completeness mantra
Dhyana (Meditation)

Meditation or Dhyana is a self-development technique that has been practiced around the globe for ages. There is no aspect of your life that cannot be improved through meditation, be it business, relationships, or health. But the highest aim of meditation is to recognize one’s own divinity. Meditation is done to know your true self.

Obstacle in Meditation

It sounds so easy when you read about Meditation. But it is not as easy as you think. To be a master in meditation, you have to go through many hurdles or obstacles but don’t worry, we will help you in overcoming all of them.

Role of Asana and Pranayama in Meditation

There are many asanas that are preferred most while practicing Meditation. The reason is it gives maximum benefits. Padmasana or Lotus Pose is the best posture to do meditation. The same goes with Pranayama, when do pranayam before the start of Meditation then you are able to focus properly on the task.

Pranava Sadhana

The ancient Hindu texts such as The Bhagavad Gita, The Upanishads, and The Patanjali Yoga Sutras mentioned Pranava sadhana as the meditation with chants of Om. That is why it is also called Aum Yoga Meditation.

Chakra Meditation

There are seven chakras located in the human body. When they are balanced then a person remains healthy. Chakra Meditation is done to balance chakras or the energy centers of the body.

Five Element Meditation (Pancha Tattva Dhyana)

There are five elements present in nature and all living organisms, i.e. Prithvi (Earth), Jal (Water), Agni (Fire), Vayu (Air), and Aakash (Ether). These 5 elements are comprising our bodies and minds as well. With the meditation of these, we are able to make the right balance inside ourselves.

Full Moon Meditation (Purnima Dhyana)

The Moon is connected directly to various spiritual deeds or practices. The Full moon meditation is perfect to refresh the body, mind, and soul. It is done by sitting under the moonlight in the east or west direction.

Breathe meditation (Anapana)

Entry-level meditation provides you with instant relaxation and releases stress with the simple process of keeping attention on your breath.

Guided Meditation

Guided Meditation is done at the command of another person. Our mind focuses better when someone is asking us to do a particular thing. Just like, when you listen to songs, podcasts, and so, then you get into deep rest and relaxation.

Nachiketa Dhyana

Nachiketa Dhyana is an essential type of meditation that is performed to achieve progress in life.

Vipassana Meditation

The term “Vipassana” means to look into reality. This form of meditation observes the thoughts, feelings, and emotions of one without making any judgment. It is the best type of mindfulness practice.

Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra, also known as “Yogic Sleep” is a type of effortless relaxation where you are said to lie down, after which the teacher guides you to perform it.


“Trataka” means “to gaze”. It is also a type of Shatkarmas practice where you have to sit at a particular distance from the candle and you need to gaze continuously at the tip of the flame.

Mantra Meditation

Mantras have the power to heal you from within. When you chant any mantra, you discover a positive aura around you which helps you in rejuvenating your body, mind, and soul.

Yoga Teacher Training Course Daily Schedule

The Beginner yoga course in Goa of 200 Hours is an authentic course with a well-prepared schedule and curriculum. We design it in a way that all aspects remain balanced. Also, you will also get your personal time in which you can do whatever you want by maintaining the school’s decorum. The schedule covers theoretical and practical classes with a vast syllabus.

The daily schedule of the course is as follows:

Time Training
6:15 –8:00 am Mantra Chanting, Pranayama & Guided Meditations/ Kriya practice
8:015– 09:45 am Asana Practice
9:45 – 11:00 am Breakfast
11:00 – 1:00 pm Yoga Anatomy & Physiology/ Yoga Philosophy
1:00 – 3:00 pm Lunch Break.
3:00 – 4:00 pm Adjustments/Alignments class/Teaching Methodology
4:00 – 4:50 pm Student Teaching Practice
5:00 – 6:00 pm Asana Classes
6.00 – 7:00 pm Methodology/teaching practice/Guided Meditation
 7.45 – 8:30 pm Sat Sangam – Q&A on meditation philosophy /spirituality related topics (Tuesday& Thursday)Sunday is Holiday

What does the course fees include – Yoga TTC in Goa?

There are lots you get in yoga teacher training in Goa. Some of these are

  • 24 Days Accommodation
  • Daily nutritious vegetarian meals and herbal tea
  • Weekend excursions
  • Course materials will be provided (Note books, Yoga Mat, Cleansing kit)
  • 2 to 3 Days Himalayan Village Tour Yoga Retreat Additional Cost 5,000 INR.
Principles and Guidelines – Goa Yoga Course
  • The class starts early in the morning time.
  • It is mandatory to always behave with decency.
  • Follow rules and regulations of Akshat Yogashala.
  • Note that the course fee will not be refunded.
  • Smoking, Drinking Alcohol, and Non-Veg food are highly prohibited at Akshat Yogashala.

Goa is famous for its beauty and beaches. Akshat Yogashala is a registered yoga school in Goa, located amidst scenic nature and serenity. The school is in South Goa which is famous for its exotic beaches, rich history, traditional culture, palatable food, lush greenery, and tranquil vibe. The Yoga TTC in Goa also includes excursions to these iconic places and makes your training memorable.

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Goa, India.


Akshat Yogashala offers clean and spacious accommodations, all occupied with a positive atmosphere and aura.

You will get essential amenities and facilities here in a friendly environment. Whatever you need during your stay, our team is always ready to help you with that.

The view from the school is just so beautiful and soothing that you will love it. Moreover, it will relax you the most.


Yoga practice prefers Sattvic Food and so Akshat Yogashala makes sure to help our students with a tasty and sattvic diet, prepared in a hygienic environment only.

You will be served three-time meals and herbal tea and drinks from time to time.

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What is Yoga Alliance Teacher Training Certification? RYT-200

RYT-200 stands for 200 Hours Registered Yoga Teacher. When you join yoga in India with Akshat Yogashala, you will get a chance to start your career in the same field. The 200 Hours Yoga Course offer you this opportunity.

Our course holds a yoga alliance certification. Simply means, once you complete the course by submitting essential assignments and clearing the exam, you get awarded a yoga teacher certification. The certification allows you to register yourself as an RYT-200 and prepare you to start your teaching career.


Why Akshat Yogashala is the best for the 200-hour yoga teacher training in Goa?

The Beginner level course of 200 Hours has so much for you in its bucket. Here let’s go through all.

At Akshat Yogashala, when you join the 200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training Course then you come to know various authentic and traditional yoga practices. Moreover, you will get to explore

  • Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in Goa
  • Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in Goa

The course makes you ready to enter the professional world.

The school is registered with a yoga alliance certification.

Goa is one of the soothing destinations for yoga.

Teachers and Staff of Akshat Yogashala help you in every step needed.

The syllabus and the curriculum are completely based on Yoga Alliance standards, adding another reason to join Akshat Yogashala.

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Goa, India

Upcoming 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Goa, India 2022 – 2023

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Student Testimonial

Yoga Teacher Training Student’s Review

We are confidently conveying and conducting yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, Goa, and Kerala because of the belief and love, we get from our students. These reviews by our ex-students are an example of this.

Learning yoga with Akshat yogasala has been the most enriching experience for me . The time spent doing yoga with one of the most cherished moments for me where Akshat yoga classes manages to blend physical exertion to release stress calm my senses. they is not only a good trainer but a good human being..not to forget doing yoga classes with Akshat Yogasala just perfect for yoga class

Gaurav Rawat

Teacher Rajat introduced me into Hatha yoga and helped me a lot also personally. I learned a lot not only about adjustment of the yoga asanas but also a lot about yoga philosophy which I think is very important. I learned that to be a yoga teacher doesn’t mean I must be super flexible in body but more to be flexible in my mind and be able to share this knowledge with all my students. The role of the teacher is to help the students to improve their life. I know that I can’t just stop with one certificate, I must continue study – it is a whole life journey. The most important what I learned is that “yoga is not an exercise but a life style”. And I feel that now it is in my hand to introduce that into western world.
And honestly, Rishikesh is one of the most beautiful places I have been. Already missing having chai by the river.

Hana Bartakova

Meeting Rajat, the owner of Akshat Yoga Shala has been life changer and a huge step in my yoga path. He is inspiring and the quality of the teaching is the best you can find. It’s a mix of pushing you to go further in your practice and also very kind and benevolent when needed. I learnt so much about the yoga philosophy, the correct execution of the postures and so much more I can hardly describe! I really recommend if you want to go further in your yoga journey!!

Léa Carminati

Yoga Teacher Training Retreats FAQ

Below you’ll find answers to some of the most frequently asked question. We are constantly adding most asked question to this page.
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Can I know something about the meals offered?2023-02-13T01:15:27-05:30

Breakfast will typically have two fruits, fruit juice (packaged) and upma/poha/porridge/sprouts/idli. You will typically have one portion of dal, vegetable curry, chapatis, and rice, along with yogurt, during lunch and dinner.

Please be informed that there is no food on weekly off days, i.e., three days in the course.

Moreover, meat, eggs, alcohol, cigarettes, and drugs are strictly prohibited.

How do I get a visa for India2023-02-13T01:15:42-05:30

Getting a visa for India is easy. You can apply online for an electronic visa (evisa), which generally gets approved within 24 -96 hours.

Do I need to follow any ethical guidelines?2023-02-13T01:15:58-05:30

Yes, some rules help create a sattvic (yogic) environment. Trainees in residence are not allowed to consume drugs, eggs, meat, alcohol, and tobacco. No PDA allowed. Students will be asked to leave the course without warning if found to be breaking these rules

Will I get an opportunity to teach during the program?2023-02-13T01:16:13-05:30

Yes, indeed, you would get opportunities to teach your fellow trainees under the supervision of a senior teacher.

Is your school Yoga Alliance registered?2023-02-13T01:15:05-05:30

Yes, our school registration id is 389001

When should we reach the school ?2023-02-13T01:16:55-05:30

CHECK-IN – Please arrive anytime on 1st day during daylight hours

CHECK OUT – CERTIFICATE DISTRIBUTION on the last day of the program at 11.30 am. Ideally, you should check out this day.

What are the things I should bring along?2023-02-13T01:17:03-05:30

1. Bug spray/bracelet (might not be required)
2. Personal Toiletries
3. Any medications
4. Indian Mobile sim – can be bought in Delhi or Rishikesh
5. Fees in cash (INR). USD and Euro are also accepted with 1% and 1.5% exchange fees, respectively

What Yoga certification does Akshat Yogashala offer?2023-02-13T01:17:13-05:30

Akshat Yogashala, a registered yoga school in Rishikesh offers an RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) certification.

How many students do you enroll in the courses?2023-02-13T01:17:33-05:30

15 to 20 students in a single batch

What are the fees for a yoga teacher training course?2023-02-13T01:17:27-05:30

The different course has different fee structure. The fee for 200 hours fees 1199$.

What is the difference between 200, 300, and 500-hour yoga teacher training courses?2023-02-13T01:17:42-05:30

The 200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training Course can be opted for by practitioners of all levels. It is of 24 days. The 300 Hours YTTC is an intermediate-level course and can be joined by students who are already qualified with a beginner’s degree. While the 500 Hours Yoga Course or the Master Level course combines the teaching of the 200 and 300 hours and makes you aware of the practice from the root to the tip.

Is 200 hours of yoga course enough to teach yoga?2023-02-13T01:17:51-05:30

The certification of 200 Hours Yoga Course is enough to teach yoga but this is also true that there is no limit to gaining and learning

What counts as teaching hours for Yoga Alliance?2023-02-13T01:18:00-05:30

180 Hours in class and 20 Hours for self-study.

Why Rishikesh is known as a yoga city?2023-02-13T01:18:08-05:30

Rishikesh, an ancient city is also found mentioned in spiritual Hindu texts and Vedas with different names. Since ages ago, people are opting for this destination for getting peace and salvation. Moreover, the most pious rives in INDIA, The Ganges flows here in this city making the place pious and divine. The atmosphere of Rishikesh is perfect if you are wishing to do yoga or other spiritual activities.

What qualifications do you need to be a yoga instructor?2023-02-13T01:18:15-05:30

As said earlier, 200 Hours Yoga TTC is a beginner-level course, so, that clearly means you can become a yoga instructor with any prior qualification. Just your honest and hard dedication is required during the yoga course tenure.

Which institute is best for yoga certification?2023-02-13T01:18:25-05:30

Everything depends on your personal choice but if you wish to practice yoga with ease and certification, then we suggest you join Akshat Yogashala in Rishikesh.

What is the highest level of yoga instructor?2023-02-13T05:08:16-05:30

500 Hours Yoga Teacher Training Course

How can I become a yoga instructor in Rishikesh?2023-02-13T05:07:55-05:30

Join any of the Yoga Alliance-affiliated courses from a registered yoga school in Rishikesh. After the successful completion of it, you can then start working as a yoga instructor. 200 Hours Yoga TTC is the most preferred course among the registered courses offered by yoga schools in India.

Are all yoga certifications the same?2023-02-13T05:08:32-05:30

No, all yoga certifications are not the same. The difference occurs in the course duration and affiliation.

What can I expect from 200-hour yoga teacher training?2023-02-13T05:08:39-05:30

The 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh is for beginner-level students who want to start their journey. With this, you can start your learning even without any prior knowledge or experience. So, if you are never aware of yoga or its various aspects then there is no need to worry as you can go on the journey from a novice to an experienced learner.

Which certificate is best for a yoga teacher?2023-02-13T05:08:46-05:30

RYT or Registered Yoga Teacher certification allows you to teach in a yoga school. You will get an RYT certificate only when you complete a course from a Yoga Alliance-registered yoga school.

What can I expect from 200-hour yoga teacher training?2023-02-13T05:08:52-05:30

The Yoga Teacher Training 200-Hour in Rishikesh is for beginner-level students who want to start their journey. With this, you can start your learning even without any prior knowledge or experience. So, if you are never aware of yoga or its various aspects then there is no need to worry as you can go on the journey from a novice to an experienced learner.

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