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Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh Hatha Vinyasa Flow Yoga & Ayurveda

We offer Yoga Teacher Training Courses with certification in Rishikesh.

Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh Hatha & Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Ayurveda, Pregnancy Yoga

Transformational Yoga Teacher Training Courses with international certification in Rishikesh

Yoga Teacher Training and exclusive Retreats in Rishikesh, India

100, 200 & 300 hour courses

Member of Yoga Alliance


intensive 4 & 5 week courses


– one of the world’s Yoga capitals

PRATHAM YOGA school & Retreat center is offering a variety of  Retreats & intensive Yoga teacher training programs 100, 200, 300 & 500 hrs  which are certified with Yoga Alliance USA. Pratham Yoga is based at the banks of Ganga river in front of Rajaji Nationalpark in the outskirts of the world's Yoga capital Rishikesh, India. There are occational retreats and courses held in the beautiful Alps of Austria Europe.

Introduction - What is awaiting you at our Yoga Training Center

Pratham Yoga India is a great choice if  you are looking for a genuine course with  professional and inspiring teachers who guide you individually and hold a safe space for your practice. 

Pratham YOGA center also organizes amazing YOGA RETREATS right by the banks of sacred river Ganga in the outskirts of Rishikesh. Flexible dates make it easy for you to join us spontaneously along your travel in India, or if you come just for the retreat, you can choose very specific dates which fit your personal schedule. Retreat courses start from 5 to 14 days.

PRATHAM is another name for Lord Ganesha, who is a very well known representation of God in India. The power and energy of Lord Ganesha is the one of new beginnings and a remover of obstacles on our path of life materially, mentally and spiritually. The divine energy of Lord Ganesha is the one which empowers you to get rid of whatever is holding you back on your path and reach to your highest purpose of your being to live your full potential.

Pratham YOGA India is not only guiding you towards the perfect way of practicing Asana, Pranayama and meditation, it also puts high importance on a strong philosophical approach with Yogi Simon Gill Ji, which will help you to understand and integrate the most important concepts of Yoga Philosophy into your daily practice.

Learn the art of sequencing with YOGI VIJAY JI, who is a dedicated and high experienced, enthusiastic master of Asana, Pranayama and Kriya. Through his guidance you may deepen your understanding of body and breath awareness which is essential on the path of Yoga and realization of your true self. YOGI VIJAY JI will teach you a series of safe variations for all levels of practitioners from beginner to advanced in his daily unique alignment and adjustment classes. He will also share his vast knowledge of the proper use of Yoga belt, pillow, blocks, and blankets.

Ayurveda lessons with our Ayurveda Doctor and a free consultation will help to make your stay at Pratham YOGA Center a holistic and memorable transformation. The yogic diet of sattvic food throughout the course supports your system to be gently cleansed and energized throughout the course. Every single meal leaves you energized and amazed by its delicious taste with simple, local and seasonal ingredients. 

SMALLER GROUPS for best quality setting:

Pratham YOGA India's high quality approach focuses on YTTC in smaller groups for maximum benefits of students and teachers. Groups have a maximum of 8-12 people, which makes it possible to focus on each participant individually. Due to the smaller group size students have enough time to elaborate the course content with each teachers and ask questions without time pressure. Besides the learning advantage the smaller group size makes also possibe to create beautiful bonds and deep friendships with your fellow students. Many students stay in contact with Pratham Yoga Team long after the course and the team remembers each and every one who has graduated in the past. 

SAFETY STANDARTS at Pratham YOGA school:

Pratham Yoga school follows a high standard of safety guidelines for students and teachers. Our selection of highly professional teachers guarantees injury free instructions if followed appropriately by the students. Further Pratham Yoga does it's best to create a safe space for female students in terms of physical boundary protection. All instructors follow a high moral code and any physical adjustment will happen in a professional way only with the purpose of adjusting one's posture or teaching adjustment techniques according to syllabus. Any other touch, verbal commentary or gesture which crosses the boundary of safe space is inappropriate and prohibited from both sides - the teacher and the student. Any observation of sexual behavior will therefore lead to immediate exclusion of the person, even if acted consensual.

200 hrs Syllabus at Pratham Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh

KRIYA - Yogic cleansing techniques

KRIYA - Yogic cleansing techniques

The students will learn different types of classical Kriyas both for beginners and advanced. Practice will be in the morning directly after wake up. After receiving instructions practice has to be continued by oneself daily until a new instruction is given.

  • Jal Neti
  • Rubber Neti
  • Kunjal
  • Nauli
  • Kapalabhati
  • Tratak
  • Aganisara
  • Uddiyana
  • What is concentration?
  • What is meditation?
  • AUM meditation
  • Benefits and contra - indications
  • Introduction of method
  • Group meditation

Daily morning practice of asanas to strengthen the body, tone muscles and improve flexibility with step by step guide to a save practice. Learn how to sequence your class harmoniously including many variations, so that the students will be able to teach beginners, intermediate and advanced practitioners. Daily afternoon practice of alignment introduces various adjustment techniques of all the asanas practised in the morning classes. The students will learn how to adjust beginners, intermediates and advanced practitioners safely and learn how to protect the body with asana practice. *What is Hatha?

  • What is Vinyasa?
  • Standing Series of Asana
  • Sitting Series of Asana
  • Kneeling Series of Asana
  • Lying on back/stomach series of Asana
  • Inversions
  • Surya Namaskar plus Variations
  • Surya Namaskar Mantra Flow
  • Breath and Asana
  • How to use props correctly
  • Benefits of Asana and contraindications
  • Harmonious and creative sequencing
  • How to adjust practitioners safely
  • Variations of adjustments (beginner - intermediate - advanced)

This 2 Sets of Asana are taught, all together 46+36 = 82 Asana

Set 1

  • Adho Mukha Vrksasana
  • Pincha Myurasana
  • Utthita Trikonasana
  • Parivrtta Trikonasana
  • Utthita Parsvakonasana
  • Parivrtta Parsvakonasana
  • Prasarita Padottanasana A B C & D
  • Parsvottanasana
  • Ardha Baddha Padmottanasana
  • Utkatasana
  • Virabhadrasana A & B
  • Dandasana
  • Paschimottanasana A B C & D
  • Purvattanasana
  • Ardha Baddha Padma Uttanasana
  • Triang Mukaikapada Pashimottanasana
  • Janu Sirsasana A B & C
  • Marichyasana A B C & D
  • Navasana
  • Bhujapidasana
  • Kurmasana
  • Supta Kurmasana
  • Garbha Pindasana
  • Kukkutasana
  • Baddha Konasana A & B
  • Konasana
  • Upavishta Konasana
  • Supta Konasana
  • Supta Padangusthasana A & B
  • Ubhaya Padanghusthasana
  • Urdhva Mukha Pashimottanasana
  • Setu Bandhasana
  • Urdhva Dhanurasana
  • Salamba Sarvangasana
  • Halasana
  • Karnapidasana
  • Urdhva Pindasana
  • Matsyasana
  • Urdhva Padmasana
  • Sirsasana
  • Urdhva Dandasana
  • Baddha Padmasana
  • Yogimudra
  • Uplutih
  • Savasana

Set 2

  • Pawanmuktasana series 1
  • Pawanmuktasana serie 2
  • Pawanmuktasana series 3
  • Surya Namaskar ( sun salutation)
  • Chandra Namaskar (Moon salutation)
  • Tadasana (palm tree pose)
  • Triyak tadasana (swaying palm tree pose)
  • Trikonasana (triangle pose)
  • Parivirtatrikon asana – revolving triangle pose
  • Uttkatasana –chair pose
  • Virbhdrasana 1 -warrior 1
  • Virbhdrasana 2 -warrior 2
  • Virbhdrasana 3 - warrior 3
  • Ardha Chandrasana - Half moon pose
  • Vriksasana - tree pose
  • Parvatasana - mountain pose
  • Adho mukha svanasana - downward facing dog
  • Kati chakrasana - waist rotating pose
  • Malasana - squatted yoga pose
  • Garudasana - eagle pose
  • Baddha Konasana - bound angle pose
  • Rajkapoot asana - pegion pose
  • Bhujanghasana - cobra pose
  • Urdhva mukha svanasana - upward facing dog
  • Matsyasana
  • Setu Bhandasana
  • Utrasana
  • Dhanurasana
  • Salabhasana
  • Supta Virasana - reclining hero pose
  • Virasana - hero pose
  • Vajrasana - thunderbolt
  • Gomukhasana
  • Balasana
  • Dandasana
  • Ardha Matsyendrasana
  • Mantra & asana - a deep connection
  • How to set up a class
  • Time management and harmonious sequencing, creativity inflows
  • Qualities of an authentic teacher, instruction
  • Alignment and Adjustment including variations
  • Body protection, dealing with injuries and safe practise
  • Introduction to Sanskrit terminology
  • Awareness for physical limitations of students
  • Mindful speaking - how to use voice at a class
BANDHAS = Body locks
  • What is Bandha and why to use it?
  • How use Bandha?
  • Benefits of Bandha
  • Integration of Bandha in Asana practice
PRANAYAMA = Yogic breathing
  • Introduction into Yogic breathing techniques:  PRANAYAMA
  • What is Pranayama?
  • What is Prana?
  • What are the Nadis?
  • Which are the main Pranayama techniques?
  • Seven main Pranayama practises
Ayurveda & Yogic Nutrition
  • What is Yogic nutrition?
  • Benefits of Yogic nutrition
  • Which food to favour?
  • Qualities of food
  • The 3 Gunas
  • Cooking class with our chef (available on extra charges)
  • What is Ayurveda?
  • The 3 Doshas - Vata, Pitta, Kapha
  • Foodchart for each dosha
  • Lifestyle chart for Dosha balancing - habits, Yoga practice, Pranayama etc.
  • Basics of Ayurveda
  • The 6 tastes of Ayurveda
  • Pancha Mahabhuta - the 5 great elements
  • The 7 Dhatus (tissues)
  • The seasons and their influence on our system
  • Life according to Ayurveda
  • Health according to Ayurveda
  • The concept of disease and treatment methods
  • Mindful eating
  • Prayer and food
  • Ayurvedic recipes (available on request)
  • Consultation with a well known professional ayurvedic health care providor included
  • Sage Patanjali  and His Work
  • Introduction of Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (With Swami Vivekananda Book):
  • Overview of first Chapter
  • Overview of second Chapter 
  • Overview of the third Chapter
  • Overview of fourth Chapter 


  • Eight Limbs of Yoga
  • Yamas & Niyamas
  • Philosophy of Asana & Pranayama
  • Science of Karma
  • Philosophy of Concentration, Meditation and Samadhi
  • Mind and Its Control


  • Introduction to Bhagavat Geeta & Upanishad
  • Chakras - Energy centers
  • Nadis - Energy channels
  • Kundalini - Rising of Shakti Energy
  • Shamkhya - Three types of suffering
  • Three Bodies (Sharira)
  • Panchakosha - 5 Body sheaths
MANTRA: Recitation of sacred sound

Following Mantras will be taught and practised with the students on a regular basis. The recitation of those sacred Sanskrit syllables creates a certain vibration within your subtle energy system that connects you with divine consciousness.

  • Ganesh Mantra
  • Gayatri Mantra
  • Guru Mantra
  • Om Purnamada
  • Om sahana vavatu
  • Yogena Chittasya
  • Devi strotam
  • Om tryambakam
  • Om Asato Maa sadgamaya

What our students say


Vijay Apart from being a great teacher is a great human being, with him I did my 300 HRS YTT training in Rishikesh,his classes were intense and full of energy, I learned so much during that month, both asanas and yoga philosophy and also helped me a lot to have confidence and to be able to guide a yoga class and to trust in me in daily life, I am very grateful to have taught me so much.
Congratulations for your school, I hope someday I'll have the opportunity to take classes with you again
God bless you

Jennifer Loera Corella, MEXICO


Vijay is an incredibly knowledgeable teacher, with a wealth of experience and a vast amounts of creativity within his yoga practice, I learned so much from him in rishikesh during my 200 hrs teacher training course I did in October/November of 2016. It was a pleasure to get to know him, he is a very light hearted and fun personality to be around. Made us smile and enjoy the yoga as well as maintaining the disciplines of yoga. Kept us well entertained throughout our 6 week course, a well balanced teacher.

Bhavesh Ramji, INDIA


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 😉 
Om Shanti 

Violetta MaMuang, RUSSIA


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!

Silvia Devi


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 😉
Om Shanti

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.

Huong Nguyen


Yoga Teacher Training Rishikesh
A unique experience, beyond expectation
100, 200 & 300 hrs YTTC
  • Ayurveda classes and consultation with an internationally known Doctor
  • Experienced and enthusiastic teachers team: yoga masters, Physiotherapist and Doctor
  • Alignment & Adjustment special Workshop
  • Extra Workshops on Yogic Nutrition & Pregnancy Yoga
  • Yoga Hall and Outdoor Yogaplatform
  • Location in right in front of Ganga river
  • Yoga classes at Ganga Beach
  • Visit amazing meditation caves & temples 
  • Full board accommodation for 27-29 days
  • Filter water, fresh lemon water and herbal tea infusion
  • 3 sattvic, organic vegetarian/vegan meals a day
  • fresh juice/smoothie/fruit every other day

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.

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 8-10 students.

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.

"Yoga chitta vritti nirodhah"

चित्त वृत्ति निरोध 

Yoga is the removing of the fluctuations of the mind.

A Yoga training course that offers more than Asanas

True meaning of Yoga

Pratham Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh 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.

Rahul Chamoli

Rishikesh Yoga Teacher Training offers

4 weeks of transformation

This Yoga Teacher Training Course (YTTC) is an intense 4 weeks programme, designed to prepare the students for teaching Yoga with confidence in their unique way; but also for those who want to join Pratham Yoga for self-experience and spiritual growth, this is a wonderful opportunity to step out of your common life's routine and open the door for a full self-transformation.

Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India

In front of Ganga Beach

Practice with sound of the water birds

at the Outdoor Yoga Platform

Our Yoga courses take place in the first floor of the building, where a very spacey Yoga hall is located, as well as an amazing outdoor platform for classes to take place.

The platform has a stunning garden and Ganga view which makes it a truly special place among all schools in Rishikesh!


limited number of participants

including $210 USD * registration fee to reserve your seat

                                             *198$ go to Pratham Yoga LLP, 12$ are Paypal India service charges

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