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Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh

Hatha Vinyasa Flow Yoga & Ayurveda

Join a Yoga Teacher Training Course with certification at Rishikesh's most beautiful Retreat Center.

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

Transformational Yoga Teacher Training Courses with international certification in Rishikesh

Best Yoga Teacher Training and exclusive Retreats in Rishikesh, India

100, 200 & 300 hour courses

Member of Yoga Alliance


High quality Intensive 4 week Yoga Teacher Training Courses and Retreats in Rishikesh


– The world’s Yoga capital

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, and the unique countryside of Sweden.

Pratham Yoga is an exceptional Holistic yoga teacher training center in India, offering an ideal environment for those interested in studying Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga with integrated Ayurveda. Here's why Pratham Yoga stands out as the best choice:

  1. Professional Teachers: Pratham Yoga takes pride in its highly skilled and experienced team of teachers. The instructors are not only well-versed in the various aspects of Hatha and Vinyasa yoga but also have deep knowledge of Ayurveda, enabling them to provide a comprehensive and integrated approach to yoga and holistic wellness.
  2. Focus on Small Groups: Pratham Yoga values personalized attention and individualized learning. By limiting the class size to a maximum of 12 students, they ensure that each student receives ample guidance, support, and feedback from the teachers. This intimate setting fosters a conducive learning environment, allowing for a deeper understanding and progress in one's practice.
  3. Serene Location: Situated right next to the banks of the Ganga river, Pratham Yoga enjoys a serene and peaceful atmosphere away from the hustle and bustle of tourist areas. This tranquil setting provides an ideal environment for yoga practice, meditation, and self-reflection, enhancing the overall experience and facilitating a deeper connection with oneself.
  4. Large Garden to relax and homegrown food: Pratham Yoga boasts a spacious and beautiful garden, providing a refreshing and natural space for outdoor yoga sessions, relaxation, and group activities. The green surroundings create a harmonious ambiance, allowing students to connect with nature and find balance and rejuvenation during their training. Pratham Yoga grows a large part of vegetables and fruits on an organic field and allows the Yogi kitchen to use the freshest, seasonal ingredients! Simply delicious 🙂
  5. Integrated Ayurveda: Pratham Yoga recognizes the profound connection between yoga and Ayurveda, two ancient disciplines that complement each other perfectly. By integrating Ayurvedic principles and practices into their training programs, they offer a holistic approach to well-being, enabling students to understand and apply the healing and balancing aspects of both yoga and Ayurveda in their personal lives and future teaching.

In conclusion, Pratham Yoga excels as the best Holistic Yoga teacher training center in India, particularly for those seeking to study Hatha and Vinyasa yoga with integrated Ayurveda. With professional teachers, a focus on small groups, a serene location by the Ganga river, and a large garden, Pratham Yoga provides an exceptional learning environment that nurtures personal growth, self-discovery, and a deep connection with yoga and holistic wellness.


Quality always goes before quantity

At Pratham Yoga quality always goes before quantity. It is very important for us to supply you a teacher training course in a setting which is beneficial for your path as a student and future teacher. We want you to get the most out of this life changing experience, also if you join the course just for self experience.

Years of teaching experience

All teachers of Pratham Yoga have years of teaching experience in various schools as well as a stable self-practice which makes their teaching authentic. Pratham Yoga focuses on clarity and the importance of understanding the complete content and transmitted knowledge of all classes. Therefore you can ask questions at any time, even after your course is complete, always feel free to contact in case of any questions arise regarding to teaching and self-practice.

Small groups

We made the decision to limit the amount of participants to a maximum of 12 students to offer a higher quality training. This makes it an unique learning experience possible where each student gets opportunity of an individual practice approach and personal interaction with each teacher. At Pratham Yoga we create valuable relations, connections and mentorships which may last for a life time!

AYURVEDA as part of the Training

Within our 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh we give our students the opportunity to learn from experienced masters of their subject to guarantee highest standard of education at Pratham Yoga. Besides our Anatomy teacher who is a Physiotherapist we also have an Ayurveda Doctor in our Yoga Teacher Training Team. Ayurveda is a major part of the healing art of the ancient Vedic system which has great impact on the medical part of Yoga.

Support a small Family operated Yoga Center ♥

What makes Pratham Yoga different is that we are a small family operated Yoga School ♥ We put our hole heart into creating the most beautiful and valuable learning experience possible while offering all the care and support you need on this journey! Joining a small Training center means you are more than a number to us, we want to get to know you and your practice path from day one onewards and will also be in touch with you after out course, when ever you like! Your stay at Pratham Yoga will feel like a home stay !

Weekly sharing circles and Mentorship

Yogini Carolin organizes weekly sharing circles for our Teacher Training groups, in which everyone gets chance to share and speak what they experience throughout the past week. This is an important ritual in order to connect with each other on a deeper level and give each other chance to express and be heard ♥

Traditional and modern approach

Pratham Yoga is one of the very few schools in India which offer the amazing opportunity to learn both: We teach ancient Yogic Knowledge in such a way that it can be used in our modern world which makes it easier to apply the knowledge no matter where you come from ♥

Amazing Location

One thing which makes Pratham Yoga different to most other schools in Rishikesh is our choice of Location. We believe that the perfect environment for such a deep experience is best to be set away from the busy Laxmanjhula and Ramjhula market area, where one building covers the next one and many shops and restaurants with non yogic food draw away the students attention from their main purpose of becoming a Yoga Teacher or to go deeper into their practice.

We chose a very beautiful, quiet and sattvic location for our lovely Yoga center, surrounded by nature and in front of River Ganga. No traffic noise, no sound pollution, no distraction through shops and tourist masses.

Female and Male teachers team

At Pratham Yoga we put great importance on supporting women in India, knowing that women have immense potential and make wonderful and caring teachers. Especially in a Yoga Teacher Training course we find it important to keep an energtic balance of masculine and feminine energies, which make a personal approaches possible and also we can handle sensitive topics with the necessary care. Whenever possible Pratham Yoga tries to offer open positions to female teachers ♥


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.

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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. 

SMALL 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. 


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

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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

"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

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.

Rahul Chamoli

Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India

Yoga Hall with view to the garden and national park

Practice with the sound of the water birds!


Our Yoga Teacher Training courses  and Yoga Rereats take place in the ground floor of the building, whith 1 Yoga Hall, as well as an amazing outdoor roof top space and garden for practice in fresh air and national park view. Both create an unforgettable experience in tune with nature. 

Our main Yoga Hall is a cosy marvel Yoga Hall with a bright, posititve atmosphere and stunning view to river Ganga and the garden. 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

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