Rishikesh, India
from December 1-25, 2022

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course - Yoga Alliance Certified

With highly experienced yoga teachers, instructors, and facilitators paired with our immersive and integrative approach, our 200-hour yoga teacher trainings have been designed with you and your yoga journey in mind. We will assist you on every step of your path to deepen your personal experience and knowledge of the entire path of yoga.

A Certification for Yoga Teachers

Our 200-hour yoga teacher trainings have been designed with you and your yoga journey in mind. We will assist you on every step of your path to deepen your personal experience and knowledge of the entire path of yoga. The Punyah Yoga 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Program guides students to become empowered practitioners who are firmly rooted in the sacred traditions of yoga. During the training, you will explore not just traditional yoga teachings and methodologies, but also spirituality as a process of self-inquiry and self-expansion. The insight, clarity, and knowledge you will gain from your 200-hour yoga teacher training in Rishikesh will shift your soul-energy and help you grow not just as a yoga practitioner, but as a person.

If you have a body, you can do yoga! This course is suitable for both beginners and advanced practitioners.

We know that when you're searching for a yoga teacher training in India, or a yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, it's hard to decide where to go. We wanted to offer you a few words as to why you should choose Punyah Yoga for your yoga teacher training.

Punyah Yoga is an industry-leading international yoga teacher training school located in the heart of Rishikesh, India— the yoga capital of the world. We provide internationally accredited professional yoga courses and training that afford you the capability to teach anywhere in the world!

Punyah Yoga’s approach is rooted in a deep understanding of the body, mind, and ancient teachings of yoga history and philosophy. Thus, our courses go far beyond simply teaching yoga poses! 

Punyah Yoga’s instructors are expertly-trained, impassioned teachers who make yoga accessible to every body. Flexibility isn’t an issue, nor is it the goal.

You will have access to five different yoga teachers who will instruct you in anatomy, alignment and adjustment, Ashtanga, Hatha, Ayurveda, pranayama, meditation, mantras, and more! Each teacher is well-studied and highly skilled on how to structure, organize, and ultimately teach you how to teach others. 

The training is specifically designed to help you:

  • Understand the history and philosophies of yoga
  • Gain insight to the ancient texts of yoga including the Bhagavad Gita and Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras
  • Deepen your knowledge of asanas 
  • Understand clearly the character, nature, or subtleties of the eight limbs of yoga
  • Discern how prana moves throughout the body
  • Learn the foundational principles of anatomy
  • Explore the science and art of sequencing
  • Master how to confidently teach yoga both online and in person
  • How to modify yoga asanas in accordance to individual students’ needs
  • Learn, recognize, and define the Sanskrit names of postures
  • Dive into bandhas, mudras, and mantras
  • Study the chakras and the subtle body systems


Interactive & Immersive

During your course, you will come to feel like you are part of the Punyah Yoga family as we bond together as a group and take a deep dive into all of the powerful teachings.


Teaching to Teach

Upon completion of your course, we want you to feel confidently able to teach others and to lead a class. We have even had past students open up their own studio within just a month of finishing our training! We will help you feel ready to start your yoga teaching career immediately. 


Beyond Asanas

While some yoga teacher training courses only lightly focus on the history, philosophy, and psychology of yoga, we place it at the forefront. We know that this ancient and authentic path of yoga is profoundly meaningful and we strive to make it as accessible as possible to you through your course.


Deeper Connection 

We know that students don’t only become yoga teachers just to teach yoga to others. Yoga is a highly personal practice, and your own connection to yoga is irrevocably important. We will guide you through your own transformative experience that will height the mind, body, and spirit connection. 

What Punyah offers you:

Inclusive & Empowering

All students, of all ages, abilities, and walks of life are welcome at Punyah Yoga. Everyone is welcome. And we mean everyone!

Authentic Teachings

We believe that true understanding comes with time and practice. That is why one of the goals of our mission is to share those experiences drawn from personal discoveries, individual explorations and self-observations.

Lasting Impact

While you may only be studying with us in India for few weeks, you will always be a part of the Punyah Yoga Family. Our courses and trainings leave a mark that will last for years to come.

What’s Included?

Punyah Yoga trainings and retreats are fully residential, held at the Punyah Yoga Residency. Built in 2020 in Rishikesh, Punyah Yoga is a world-class destination for yoga teacher trainings and workshops. Of course, participants in our yoga teacher training are provided with accommodation and meals during your entire stay.


Upcoming Events
  • December 1-25, 2022
  • February 1-25, 2023
  • March 1-25, 2023
  • 2024 Dates Coming Soon!

This is how your schedule looks like

  • 06:00 - 07:30 --Meditation & Pranayama
  • 08:00 - 9:30 -- Ashtanga Vinyasa Practice
  • 9:30 - 10:30 -- Brunch
  • 10:30 - 12:00 - Free Time
  • 12:00 - 13:30 -- Yoga Philosophy
  • 14:00 - 15:00 -- Yoga Nidra / Anatomy
  • 15:30 - 16:00 -- Tea Time
  • 16:00 - 17:30 -- Hatha Asana Practice
  • 17:30 - 18:30 -- Dinner Time
  • 18:30 - 20:00 -- Free Time
  • 20:00 - 21:30 -- Puja & Meditation
  • 21:30 - 06:00 -- Lights Out & Silence

A Quick Glance at the Last Session

Take a quick glance at the 200-hour yoga teacher training course. Nestled among the Himalayas, with the holy Ganges river running through Rishikesh— there is no better place on earth to become a yoga teacher.

Get to know your yoga teachers

Say hello to Punyah Yoga's certified teachers

Hemant Singh

Hemant Singh

Punyah Yoga Founder

Punyah Yoga Founder, Ashtanga Yoga and Asana Teacher. Hemant firmly believes that one has to be passionate about learning yoga in order to reap and experience the benefits of the path of Yoga.

Sandeep Kumar

Sandeep Kumar

Co-Founder, Pranayama & Meditation Instructor (E-RYT200)

Hatha Yoga and Pranayama Teacher with more than 10 years experience. Sandeep upholds that the art of breathing is the art of life. He strives to teach students to honor this connection in all ways of being.

Pratap Rawat

Pratap Rawat

Yoga Asana Teacher

An experienced and dedicated practitioner of yoga for many years in Rishikesh. Pratap’s classes are energetic and informative, geared towards helping beginners build a strong foundation of yoga.

Benu Ji

Benu Ji

Yoga Philosophy

A veritable expert in yoga philosophy. As a kind and humble soul, Benu Ji is eager to share his wisdom, insight, and experiences on the path of yoga with the students at Punyah Yoga.

200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Curriculum

Asana Practice
Pranayama & Breathing
Vedanta & Philosophy
Recommended Texts

Frequently Asked Questions

Naturally, you have a lot of questions about your yoga teacher training at Punyah Yoga! We are here to help you in any way, shape, or form. Please review the FAQs about yoga, yoga in India, what to expect from a yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, and more! If you have further questions, please reach out and get in touch with us.

What styles of yoga are taught?

The style of yoga we teach at Punyah Yoga is Ashtanga, Hatha, and Vinyasa that allows our students to embark upon an insightful journey within while being rooted in the most ancient and authentic teachings of yoga. Our yoga classes are deeply intentional as we honor yogic philosophy, traditions, and methods. With a deeper awareness and understanding of the body, one can come into alignment with mind, body, spirit and one's life purpose.

Can I begin teaching right away after completing this course?

Yes, you will have all of the tools necessary to begin your yoga teaching journey immediately after completion of this course. You will also be able to register with Yoga Alliance directly after successful completion of the program. In fact, we have had students open their own yoga studio within months of completion of our course!

Can you accommodate dietary restrictions or allergies?

If you have special dietary requirements, please let us know in advance, and we will be happy to arrange suitable options for you. We have happily accommodated lots of students in the past with allergies or dietary restrictions. We do this joyously and with ease! We are happy to keep your body happy!

How long do I need to practice yoga before attending a yoga teacher training course either online or in-person?

There are no requirements to join a yoga teacher training course, so long as you have an interest in yoga and meditation. We have welcomed students who are just getting started on the path, as well as long-time practitioners. All are welcome! If you wish to take yoga classes with us prior to joining our TTC, we offer online videos on YouTube where you can practice along with us to prepare for your yoga teacher training.

Who are your yoga teacher trainings for?

All of our yoga teacher training programs are geared towards practitioners of all levels, all ages, and all abilities. The practice can be adapted to meet your specific needs. Whether your aim is to start on the path as a yoga teacher, or to learn the foundations of yoga and deepen your own practice, our yoga teacher training programs will be equally informative and transformative.  We would like to note that we have students attending from all over the world and are an inclusive institution who welcomes people— all people!

What is included in my course fee/tuition?

For in-person Yoga Teacher Trainings, your fee includes: a single room/twin sharing accommodation at The Punyah Residency, two meals per day, one snack per day with chai, coconuts and few excursions. No food is provided on rest days, though we welcome you to dine at the Punyah Cafe. Your tuition fee does not include other expenses such as eating out, transportation, flight tickets, etc.

What our students say about their experience!

Pearls of Wisdom!

“You will feel exceptional - like a family member or like an equal team member at Punyah Yoga. Very spiritual and very professional, spreading the pearls of wisdom - the knowledge of authentic yoga!

Ruta Keriene

Highly Recommend for those looking for a serious TTC

"If you are looking for a TTC in classic Ashtanga this should be your choice. The teachers are the best you can find and very inspiring. It is an intense course but so much fun and will make you grow in all aspects of your life. I highly recommend this school for those looking for a serious TTC."

Alicia Smith Iresjö

Inspired Me

"I did a 100-hour TTC, and loved the experience. The teachers have deep knowledge and were generous to share it with me. I really enjoyed the quality of the course, it improved my understanding of yoga and inspired me to go deeper in my practice. I’d be happy to go there again both for the TTC and for asana practice as well!"

Raushan Abylkassymova

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Join Us

Are you ready to become a member of the Punyah Yoga family and take your knowledge of yoga to the next level? We are here to guide you, teach you, and support you on every step of your path.

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200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
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