Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh
Hatha Vinyasa Flow Yoga & Ayurveda
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Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh
Hatha & Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Ayurveda, Pregnancy Yoga
Transformational Yoga Teacher Training Courses with international certification in Rishikesh
Video Reviews of our 200 hours Yoga Teacher Training
200 hrs Syllabus at Pratham Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh
Reviews of Yoga Teacher Training & Retreats
(Translated by Google) So much more than a yoga school! Pratham Yoga is run by an amazing family that puts their heart and soul into managing, teaching and mentoring their students. Behind you is an ambitious team of teachers and staff who ensure challenging and educational classes, wonderful food and a clean environment. One notices immediately that the focus here is on spreading yoga and not on commercialization, as is the case with many other schools.
Another advantage was the location. I'm incredibly happy that I decided against a school in the noisy and hectic city center. Pratham Yoga is located in a quiet spot just off the Ganga. The center is about 20 minutes away by rickshaw on occasion.
I am incredibly grateful for the experiences I was allowed to have in this beautiful place and I will always keep this time in my heart. Thank you Vijay and thank you Carolin for all you give to this world. Namaste 🙏🏻
(Original auf Deutsch)
So viel mehr als eine Yoga-Schule! Pratham Yoga wird von einer bewundernswerten Familie geführt, die ihr ganzes Herzblut in das Management, den Unterricht und die Betreuung der Schüler steckt. Hinter Ihnen steht ein ambitioniertes Team an Lehrern und Personal, die für herausfordernden und lehrreichen Unterricht, wundervolles Essen und eine saubere Umgebung sorgen. Man merkt direkt, dass hier die Verbreitung des Yoga im Mittelpunkt steht und nicht wie bei vielen anderen Schulen, die Kommerzialisierung.
Ein weiterer Vorteil war die Lage. Ich bin unglaublich froh, dass ich mich gegen eine Schule im lauten und hektischen Stadtzentrum entschieden habe. Pratham Yoga liegt an einem ruhigen Ort, gleich neben dem Ganga. Das Zentrum ist bei Gelegenheit mit einem Riksha in etwa 20 Minuten Entfernung.
Ich bin unglaublich dankbar für die Erfahrungen, die ich an diesem wunderschönen Ort machen durfte und ich werde diese Zeit immer in meinem Herzen behalten. Danke Vijay und danke Carolin für alles, was ihr dieser Welt gebt. Namaste 🙏🏻
It is often difficult to find THE right yoga training centre in Rishikesh as there is so much on offer ...
After comparing several schools, I finally chose Pratham Yoga School in March 2023 and I did not regret my choice for a second.
My criteria for comparison were as follows
* A small group: which favours exchanges and learning.
* The quality of teaching: highly qualified, passionate, competent, serious and friendly teachers.
* The right price: the price-quality ratio is very balanced.
* The daily programme: to enjoy every minute of the training intensively, I did not come for a retreat but for an intense teacher training.
* The quietness: the place is ideal because it is very quiet, far from the hustle and bustle of the centre of Rishikesh, which is perfect for concentration, meditation and study.
* The beauty of the place: facing the banks of Mama Ganga, with a garden full of flowers and exotic birds, so inspiring and refreshing.
* The sattvic and tasty food: the chef is amazing and my body thanked me after the training.
The experience satisfied me far beyond my expectations: the teachers are very professional and the teachings are qualitative, traditional and very comprehensive.
Stepping out of one's comfort zone with kindness is an incredible opportunity to evolve in one's life and to taste the authenticity of yoga which has become so rare in our mercantile societies.
I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the Pratham family for their passion, kindness, patience and dedication.
What a chance I had to meet you and to benefit from your teachings: ready and confident in my turn to transmit this traditional knowledge.
A turning point in my life that I am not ready to forget!
The perfect place run by dedicated and lovely people to learn yoga in a complete, qualitative and traditional way. ✨🌿🙏
Ingrid B, France
Tereza, Czech Replublic
I did the 200h YTTC in February 2023 and I am still so glad I did it! It was not only easy for me to handle everything, but our group was very supporting! Also the teachers were very experienced and had a big knowledge.
I even got an upgrade for my room 😉 And being not too close to Tapovan/the city center was very sweet, it was quietand surrounded by nature. The Ganga is directly at the school, perfect for a short walk during the small breaks. The food was very amazing, freshly cooked and good for my digestion^^ I was also very glad that we had the chance to have Carolin as our teacher in Ayurveda and initiator for our sharing circles, for me it was very important to have a female teacher as well.
Clara H. , Germany
I did the 200ttc in February 2023 and I strongly advise anyone who is looking for a authentic yoga training to choose Pratham School!
It is a family place, full of youth and spirituality
We feel that the school was born out of passion, desire to share and grow! It is much more than a simple business!
The little extras for me was the delicious sattvic food, the proximity to the ganga, practicing yoga while listening to birdsong and feeling the sun on your skin !
Plus i really connect to the way of teaching yoga classes and i found the différents asanas flows really inspiring !
Anyway, Pratham yoga school is a place where you can feel free to laugh, to cry, to feel happy and sad!
Thank you so much for this experience which had made my body strond and healthy
Thank you so much for the school you had created here
I wish you all the best and all the love you deserve ❤
Claire B, France
My heart is full of love and joy! I am so grateful to have been part of the Pratham Yoga Family in February 2023 and can only recommend the YTT (200h) outside the busy city center of Rishikesh. The school is located in a quiet environment and close to the holy Ganga. The group has a comfortable size (12 people) and allows you to connect and build a relationship with almost everyone. The teachers are very experienced and you can feel their love for yoga and passion for sharing their knowledge.
The school tries to implement all the wishes of the students and to leave time for bonding in the tight schedule. For example, there are regular excursions, a cooking class on request, campfire and joint mantra singing in the evening. And really important as well: the food at Pratham Yoga is amazing.
All in all, it was such a remarkable and intense time.
Until next time - I’m sure our paths will cross again - much love and namaste to all of you!
Sophie M, Germany
Dear Pratham Yoga family thank you very much for this wonderful experience in November 2022 at your school. When I look back, the time in your center was one of my greatest. Very skilled teachers which are also cool and funny. Super delicious and healthy food. The perfect place, close to the river Ganga and quite far away from the noise and hectic of the center in Rishikesh. It is perfect for an intentional Yoga practice and to meet oneself on a deeper level. I love how you are teaching and living Yoga. For me in a very subtle and quite manner which makes it easy to follow and to find a lot of pleasure during the time in your house. I will never forget the classes from my Guru Gi Simon, his enthusiasm for the Yoga life is really contagious and for me it was the class I loved the most. One day I will see you again and we will have a nice chat about life once more, I love you. I made a lot of friends at your place and will be forever grateful for the opportunity to meet you on a personal level as well. You didn’t hide anything and were directly honest all the time, I appreciate this a lot. Honestly I am still learning so much from you and I am looking forward to see you again, hopefully it will happen soon. Mucho love for everyone in your team, I wish you all the best for your life. Love Roger
Choosing Pratham Yoga for my YTT200 in November 2022 was one of the best life choices I made. Words can’t describe how beautiful this journey is. The love and passion Vijay, Negi, Carolin, and all the staff gave us surpasses anything I experienced; they put their heart and soul into the students and the school, to make it our home. And we really felt at home here! The delicious home-cooked vegetarian sattvic food inspired me to be more food-conscious when I leave. I couldn’t be happier to have chosen Pratham to become a yoga teacher, only to realize I was leaving with so much more than my certificate lifelong friends and connections, and a new appreciation for life.
Thank you everyone at Pratham for the beautiful journey, and see you soon ♥️
I don‘t know where to begin… joining the Yoga Teacher Training at Pratham Yoga was about more than just becoming Yoga Teachers! When I joined the course in 2022 we were only 4 students and it was truly amazing to connect with everyone on such a different level. The food was definitely authentic Indian cuisine and in the end we all had different meals that we used to call our favorites. The teachers were very qualified and inspiring. We also enjoyed the trips around Rishikesh and to the mountains a lot. No matter where we went, we always had a blast!
Thank you for such an amazing journey! I already miss you, Alicia 🙂
I’m so grateful I decided to join Pratham Yoga for the 200h YTT in March 2022. It’s been an amazing transformative journey and I recommend this experience to anyone who wishes to deepen his/her yoga knowledge, especially if the intention is that of becoming a teacher, but also if you just wish to look deeper into yourself and enhance your self-awareness and self-care. The teachers are all extremely prepared, knowledgeable, dedicated and available; they are also very attentive to everyone’s specific needs and they take care of every student according to their level. Also, the facilities are really nice and I appreciated being away from the distractions of the city to focus inward.
Last but not least, the food is delicious!
Thanks Pratham Yoga Team, you are wonderful 🙂
Marianna Bertelle, Italy
If you are planing on doing a YTT, I highly recommend joining Pratham Yoga for this extraordinary experience. Truly life changing. Whether you are planning to teach or not, the amount of knowledge you'll acquire in just a month is truly astonishing. The whole team is very kind, experienced and you can tell they teach with a burning passion, which is a huge plus. Since groups are rather small, the teachers can really focus on each student individually, which is great also.
I really enjoyed my time there, and I'm sure you will too!
Vijay Ji was my ashtanga yoga teacher in rishikesh during one whole month. What I can say is that his love to the practice, the way he teaches, and everything is five stars.
I finished my YTT with him in 2014. Since then I haven't stop practicing, learning, improving and still studying and teaching ashtanga, triying to keep the essence that he trespassed me!
I just finished my 200 hours YTTC and the experience was amazing. The teachers shared their great knowledge with us in a very understandable way. The course went so much deeper than I expected and I learned a lot about myself. Great teachers, delicious food and the most beautiful peaceful location. A school with a big heart. Thank you and Namaste!
Camilla, Norway | February 2019
Amazing energy and great potential teacher! Vijay Ji teaches classical yoga traditions in his own creative way. Very harismatic person showed me the way how can i improve my practice and make it interesting for my students, how to make people new in yoga fallen love with yoga!!!! I was blessed to meet him in my yoga journey 🙏 So if you want to know more just go and try 😉
Violetta MaMuang, RUSSIA
Vijay is one of the best Ashtanga teachers I am so blessed to have learned from. Congratulations on the opening of Pratham Yoga! Sending my best wishes & good luck to you my dear teacher. May you continue to inspire others through your teaching! May God bless you more each & every day on your path.
Highlights at our YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
A unique experience, beyond expectation
100, 200 & 300 hrs YTTC
- Experienced and enthusiastic teachers team: Yoga masters and Doctor
- Alignment & Adjustment special Workshop
- Extra Workshops on Yogic Nutrition & Pregnancy Yoga
- Bright Yoga Hall with Ganga View and Outdoor Yoga platform
- Ayurveda classes and a free consultation with a well known Doctor
- Location in right in front of Ganga river
- Yoga classes at Ganga Beach
- Visit amazing meditation caves & temples
- Full board accommodation for 27 days
- Filter water, fresh lemon water and herbal tea infusion
- 3 sattvic, organic vegetarian/vegan meals a day
- fresh fruits
In our Asana practise students learn the traditional approach of Hatha Yoga combined with flowing Vinyasas, the art of harmonious sequencing and safe adjustments for beginners, intermediate and advanced levels.
Yogi Master Vijay Ji is integrating the use of Yoga props such as blocks, belts, boosters to offer a broad possibility of variations. He is very well known for his energetic style of teaching and his vast knowledge of alignment and adjustment. His morning classes are a unique style he developed over years of Teacher Training and self practice including a variety of powerful Mantras, breathing techniques combined with Asanas.
Smaller groups for your advantage - Our Yoga teacher training offers a high quality of teaching therefore we prefer to keep our groups at a maximum of 12 students.
Rishikesh Yoga Teacher Training offers
4 weeks of transformation
This Yoga Teacher Training Course (YTTC) is an holistic 4 weeks programme, designed to prepare the course participants for teaching Yoga with confidence in their unique way and also to estable a daily habit of self practice (Sadhana). Our Yoga Teacher Training courses and Retreats are also for those, who want to join for mere self-experience and spiritual growth, for all who seek an opportunity to step out of their common life's routine and open the door for a full self-transformation.
Our course content and practices work on all layers of our being, the so called 5 Psychic sheats - called Pancha Koshas in Sankrit (the worlds most ancient language and base of all Yoga scriptures). Physically, Mentally, Spiritually, Energetically, Intelectually. This unique way of teaching opens new doorways of a holistic practice which - if continued - forms a wonderful foundation for a balanced, healthy and fulfilled way of living.
A Yoga training course that offers more than Asanas
True meaning of Yoga
In the sacred realm of Yoga, there exists a profound concept known as "Yoga Chitta Vritti Nirodha." Enveloped within these mystical words lies a gateway to inner tranquility and profound transformation.
Immersed in the majestic symphony of life, we find ourselves swept away by the ceaseless currents of responsibilities, expectations, and external influences. The chitta vrittis, the waves of the mind, become waves of thoughts, memories, desires, and attachments that keep us entangled in the web of illusion. However, Yoga Chitta Vritti Nirodha illuminates a transformative path—a timeless voyage towards the shores of tranquility, where the fluctuations of the mind settle into a sublime stillness.
As a Yoga Teacher Training course becomes the sacred vessel for self-discovery, it is essential to delve into the essence of Yoga itself, unveiling its true meaning, for Yoga is not confined to the mere performance of physical postures. Yoga, dear aspirants, is a radiant prism refracting the sacred light of unity, harmony, and the profound realization of our interconnectedness with all existence.
Yoga, at its core, is an ancient art of unification—a sacred union of body, mind, and spirit. It is a harmonious dance of breath and movement, wherein the body becomes a temple, each posture a gateway to unlock the boundless potential residing within. Yoga is a timeless tapestry, interweaving the threads of physical vitality, mental clarity, emotional equilibrium, and spiritual awakening.
A Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh at Pratham Yoga is all about awakening a deeper understanding of Yoga, so the students are not only diving into a strong Asana practice, but also they will study Philosophy to understand the true meaning of Yoga, Kriya (Yogic cleansing), Dhyan (Meditation), Pranayama (Yogic breathing technique), Anatomy, Ayurveda & Yogic nutrition, Yoga Nidra and Mantra Chanting on a daily basis.
Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India
Outdoor Yoga Platform and Bamboo Yoga Hall
Practice with the sound of the water birds!
Our Yoga Teacher Training courses and Yoga Rereats take place in the first and second floor of the building, whith 2 large Yoga Halls, as well as an amazing outdoor platform for practice in fresh air and palm tree garden and village view. Our Outdoor Yoga Platform is one of its kind in Rishikesh and makes our daily practice and unforgettable experience in tune with nature. The palm trees offer plenty of shade and you can even see Ganga river from our platform.
Our main Yoga Hall is a large bamboo Hall with a natural atmosphere and stunning view to river Ganga and the village. A natural atmosphere is builing the best practice ground for your Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh. Students highly value our spacey location, surrounded by greenery and village - and that we are not surrounded by concrete buildings, shops and hotels like most Schools in the main tourist area Tapovan, Laxmanjhula and Ramjhula.
Philosophy at our Yoga Teacher Training Courses in Rishikesh
Om Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu ॐ
May all beings in all of the worlds be happy and free
Through Pratham Yoga our aim is to share and spread Yoga understanding with best of our intention in order to connect people on a heart level, improve self-love and stepping closer towards knowing who you truly are.
Through Yoga all beings may develop compassion and finally realise oneness and union within everything. Further the health benefits of Yoga are inevitable and will little by little change one´s life into a more fulfilling, meaningful and grateful experience.
In matter of Asanas our aim is to guide you through a stable health conscious practise which protects your body, yet helps you to build strength, stability, flexibility, concentration, awareness. Through the training one should develop a sense of harmonious sequencing, confidence, and discipline in order to build a profound base to grow as a Yoga Teacher or for your deepened and advanced self practice.
limited number of participants
including $250 USD * registration fee to reserve your seat
*236.20 $ go to Pratham Yoga LLP, 13.80$ are Paypal India service charges