Find Out More About Punyah Yoga

Punyah Yoga offers Ashtanga and Hatha Yoga residential Teachers’ Training Courses (TTC) located in the valleys of the Himalayan Mountains in the district of Tapovan, Rishikesh in India.

The school follows the ancient Gurukala system, a traditional Indian practice where the teachers and students will live in the same place for the duration of the course. This way, students can closely interact with our dedicated teachers and staff that have immersed themselves in the yogic lifestyle.

The curriculum of our programme is extensive enough to cover both theory and practice. The curriculum stems from an ancient teaching principle (Guru Parampara) where knowledge and theory are passed down from a Guru to a disciple through thousands of years. Devotional practices, genuine to the tradition of India, constitute an integral part of the course.

We have prepared and carefully structured the school and course to be optimal and conducive for reflective learning. We have set the school around stunning natural beauty -- away from the distractions of city living. The school offers vegetarian/vegan food, prepare a fitting space for learning and encourage daily yoga and meditation.

A sincere desire to learn and openness to yogic techniques is required – basic knowledge of yoga postures and philosophy is helpful, but not essential.

Upon completion of the course, Graduates will be given an Internationally-Recognized Certificate as issued by the Yoga Alliance for the 200 Hours Standard for Registered Yoga Schools (RYS).


Punyah Yoga has a clear and strong vision to promote wellness for all — with a special focus placed on nutrition. We believe that clean, organic and ethically produced food is a powerful tool for achieving optimal, long-lasting health. It is also a path to eco-conscious and environmentally-responsible living.

During the course, we want our students to experience our perspective and values in practice. We want to show them that each one of us can make a difference. When studying with Punyah Yoga, you will be served meals made from naturally processed, non-GMO products — free from preservatives and prepared with utmost care and love. Chandra, our amazing chef, will be taking care of your health and taste buds. She has a deep understanding and experience in cooking according to rules of Ayurveda, so you are in excellent hands!

Although we strongly encourage you to try following the vegan way, we provide both vegan and vegetarian meals.

We will provide healthy and nutritious meals, fresh fruit, coconut water, daily snacks and herbal teas that will keep you in good shape and ready to face all the challenges of the training!


Staying and studying with Punyah Yoga is already unique experience due to its location: set in close proximity to nature, being near the magnificent Himalayan Mountains and close to the banks of Holy Ganga (or otherwise known as the Ganges). To improve it even more and to allow the students to enjoy the full benefits of the course at every level, Punyah Yoga takes particular care to arrange a cosy, comfortable and peaceful stay for every participant.

Located in a tranquil surrounding, yet still in the heart of Rishikesh (lively Tapovan), our neat and clean rooms offer a perfect base for good-night sleep and regeneration after an eventful day of practice and learning. The rooms are equipped with all necessary modern facilities: en-suites with hot water 24/7, spacious balconies from which you can marvel at the stunning view of the river and the mountains, and a reliable fast internet connection. The accommodation is on a single or sharing basis — according to preference — and within the walking distance from the school venues.

The cost of accommodation for the whole time of the training is included in the course fee. Please let us know if you would like to come earlier or stay longer — we are happy to help you with all the arrangements.