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200 Hour Ashtanga
Yoga Teacher Training

  3rd - 27th October, 2020
  3rd - 27th November, 2020
  3rd - 27thDecember, 2020

200 Hour Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh India

As recorded in ancient scriptures, Ashtanga Yoga is a system of yoga that contains lists of many different groupings of Asanas, as well as highly original teachings on Vinyasa, Drishti, Bandhas, Mudras, and Philosophy.

Ashtanga is a Sanskrit word which when translated to English means ‘eight limbs’. In Yoga, Ashtanga represents the eight-fold path which focuses on eight limbs of spiritual yogic practice namely YamaNiyamaAsanaPranayamaPratyaharaDharanaDhyana,and Samadhi. The ancient sage Patanjali in the Yoga sutras defined these eight limbs as the path of internal purification.

  1. Yama stands for moral codes
  2. Niyama for self-purification and study
  3. Asana denotes posture
  4. Pranayama means breath control
  5. Pratyahara is the sense of control
  6. Dharana is concentration
  7. Dhyana is meditation
  8. Samadhi is absorption into the Universe

The external cleansing practices include the first four limbs- Yama, Niyama, Asana and Pranayama and the other four limbs constitute the internal cleansing practices. The defects in these external cleansing practices are considered to be correctable while the ones in internal practices are not.

It is not possible for the mind and body to act in isolation. A sound mind can only reside in a sound body. Therefore, in yoga, the emphasis is on strengthening the body and mind simultaneously. This involves the practice of various asanas along with breath control and deep meditation. The Ashtanga yoga is a perfect balance between two elements – external and internal. The benefits are manifold – improved blood circulation, strong joints and elimination of toxins and diseases from the body.

Jivan Chakra Foundation provides a 100-hour Ashtanga teacher training course before 200-hour Ashtanga teacher training course in Rishikesh, India. We have a comprehensive knowledge of yoga and understand the importance of practicing Ashtanga Yoga in an authentic manner. Our teachers strive to pass this art to their disciples in its traditional form. We train students regarding correct practice of Asanas focusing on their posture as well as the correct techniques for control of body and breathing. Theoretical knowledge about the control over one’s mind is also imparted simultaneously to ensure holistic growth. We are proud to say that we are one of the very few institutions providing 200-hour ashtanga teacher training in India. Here to see the profile of your Ashtanga Yoga teacher, Yogi Kamal Singh. He teaches Yoga students the art of adjustment, which helps an students to lead a healthy teaching among their students.

Our motive is to spread yoga across the globe, which we are trying to achieve by training students in such a way that they not only master this art, but are also able to skillfully pass on this knowledge to their students in future. We understand the needs of individual students and modify our curriculum accordingly to enable everyone to learn at his/her own pace. We also provide an opportunity for our students to introspect and analyze their strengths and weaknesses. Our trainers work with them to build on the strengths and to overcome such weaknesses. Hence, the 200-hour Ashtanga Yoga teacher training course is a platform for overall physical and spiritual development of an individual.

Why Jivan Chakra Foundation?

This residential 200 Hour Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training Program with Jivan Chakra Foundation is all about experiment different dimensions of Yoga to enhance and discover your hidden qualities and make you become the best yoga teacher. This beautiful journey of transformation happens with your great patience and the right attitude. Jivan Chakra Foundation always guides you during yoga journey to explore your maximum possibilities for complete growth. Complete growth means complete growth of your five bodies. The physical body, Mental body, Pranic body, Understanding body and Bliss body. How these bodies works, how can you balance these bodies and lots of questions you can find out during the course. This Yoga TTC also helps you to handle your emotion, anger, stress, tension and develop your peace, love, happiness and more possibilities as per your personality.

Course Eligibility

Whilst prior experience and practice in Hatha Yoga before enrolling in the 200 hour teacher training course is beneficial, we also welcome beginners looking for an immersive introduction into the Hatha style of yoga. The most important factor is that participants come with an open mind and desire to learn.

It is important to be mindful that courses at Jivan Chakra are physically and mentally demanding with 9-12 hours of classes a day, so applicants should be in good physical shape and able to fully dedicate themselves to the course – 100% attendance of all classes is mandatory.

Rishikesh is a holy city and therefore meat, alcohol and other recreational substances are not permitted in the area. Students are not required to follow a vegetarian diet at home but we request students do not bring meat or prohibited substances to the course in order to respect the local culture and fully experience the benefits of the yoga practices.Courses are conducted in English and so basic English ability is required as students will be required to understand classes in English and practice their teaching in English.

Spaces on the Jivan Chakra programs are granted on a first come first serve basis to students who meet the eligibility requirements.

Teacher Training Dates

Course Date Course Fee Registration
3 October 2020 to 27 October 2020 USD 1550
3 November 2020 to 27 November 2020 USD 1550
3 December 2020 to 27 December 2020 USD 1550
07 January 2021 to 31 January 2021 USD 1700
07 February 2021 to 01 March 2021 USD 1700
07 March 2021 to 31 March 2021 USD 1700
07 April 2021 to 01 May 2021 USD 1700
07 May 2021 to 31 May 2021 USD 1700
07 Jun 2021 to 01 Jul 2021 USD 1700
07 Jul 2021 to 31 Jul 2021 USD 1700
07 Aug 2021 to 31 Aug 2021 USD 1700
07 Sep 2021 to 01 Oct 2021 USD 1700
07 Oct 2021 to 31 Oct 2021 USD 1700
07 Nov 2021 to 01 Dec 2021 USD 1700
07 Dec 2021 to 31 Dec 2021 USD 1700

Facilities & Inclusions


25 Days Course


Yoga Alliance Participation Certificate


Private Accommodation


Attached Bathroom


Hot & Cold Water Facility


Two times Nutritious Meals


2 times Tea Everday


Yoga Mat


Study Materials


Yogic Purification Kit


Wi-Fi Facility


Short Excursion Trips

Course Reviews

Doing my training at Jivan Chakra Foundation was one of the best experiences of my life. There is nothing comparable to studying under these great teachers on the banks of the holy Ganga. Everything is taken care of, accommodation, food etc. all you have to do is show up and give all you can. This is was a true transformational month.

Rishi Krishnatre
Dehradun, India

The time at Jivan Chakra was definitely one of the best times in my life! I finished my TTC and stayed there 5 more months to volunteer because i couldn't leave. The place is incredible and the Jivan Chakra crew is even more. I really recommend to all of the people who want to get deeper into their Ashtanga practice or to become teachers to go to there!

Poleg Baum

I attended the Jivan Chakra hatha yoga teacher training in the fall of last year. I had a basic yoga practice, but the course opened me up to more than I could have ever imagined. Studying under the teachers at Jivan Chakra Foundation are some of the most talented in the world, and I am truly lucky to have started my journey in yoga with them. The course will be difficult and at times exhausting, but what you learn and the experience you receive is priceless. I highly suggest anyone interested in doing a hatha yoga teacher training in India to consider Rishikesh and especially Jivan Chakra Foundation, as I do not think you can have a better experience anywhere.

Adam Binford
United States of America

Daily Schedule

The TTC program has 8-12 hours of classes scheduled a day, with one rest day per week. Here is an example schedule:

  •   06:30 – 08:00 — Pranayama/ Meditation / Mantra Chanting
  •   08:30 – 10:15 –Hatha Yoga AsanaClass
  •   10:30 – 12:00 — Brunch / Free Time
  •   12:00 – 13:30 –Adjustment & Alignment class
  •   13:45 – 14:30 — Yoga Nidra Class / Rest Time
  •   14:30 – 15:00 — Tea time/ Snack / Refresh Time
  •   15:00 – 16:30 — Philosophy / Guest Lecturers / Yoga Sutra Study
  •   16:45 – 18:00 — Workshop / Study Time / Teaching Practice
  •   18:30 – 20:15 — Dinner Time / Free Time/ Rest Time
  •   20:15 – 21:00 — Meditation
  •   21:00 – 06:00 — Mauna / Silence/ Rest/ Sleep
*Note: This schedule is an example of the daily timetable. Classes and times are subject to change according to the course, season and any improvements we have made.

200 Hour Yoga TTC Syllabus


  •   Utthita Hasta Padangushthasana
  •   Utthita Parshvasahita
  •   Utthita Hasta Padangushthasana [B]
  •   Ardha Baddha Padmottanasana
  •   Utkatasana
  •   Virabhadrasana [A]
  •   Virabhadrasana [B]
  •   Dandasana
  •   Paschimottanasana [A]
  •   Paschimottanasana [B]
  •   Paschimottanasana [C]
  •   Paschimottanasana [D]
  •   Purvottanasana
  •   Ardha Baddha Padma Paschimottanasana
  •   Tiryam-Mukha Eka-Pada Paschimottanasana
  •   Janu Shirshasana [A]
  •   Janu Shirshasana [B]
  •   Janu Shirshasana [C]
  •   Marichyasana [A]
  •   Marichyasana [B]
  •   Marichyasana [C]
  •   Marichyasana [D]
  •   Navasana
  •   Bhuja-Pidasana
  •   Kurmasana
  •   Supta-Kurmasana
  •   Garbha Pindasana
  •   Kukkutasana
  •   Baddha Konasana [A]
  •   Baddha Konasana [B]
  •   Baddha Konasana [C]
  •   Upavishtha Konasana [A]
  •   Upavishtha Konasana [B]
  •   Supta Konasana
  •   Supta Padangushthasana
  •   Supta Parshvasahita
  •   Ubhaya Padangushthasana
  •   Urdhva-Mukha Paschimottanasana
  •   Setu Bandhasana
  •   Urdhva Dhanurasana
  •   Chakrasana
  •   Paschimottanasana


  •   Kapalabhati
  •   Bhastrika
  •   Chandra Bhedan
  •   Sheetkari
  •   Nadi Shodhana
  •   Ujjayi
  •   Bhramari
  •   Yogic Breathing
  •   Anuloma Viloma
  •   Surya Bhedan
  •   Sheetali
  •   Spinal Breathing


  •   Foundations of Yoga
  •   History and tradition of Yoga
  •   Karma Yoga
  •   Tantra Yoga
  •   Bhakti Yoga
  •   Jnana yoga
  •   Mantra Yoga
  •   Pancha Pranas
  •   Chakras
  •   Concept of kundalini
  •   Patanjali Yoga Sutras
  •   Ashranga yoga of patanjali
  •   What is yoga? Yoga chitta vritti Nirodha Yoga Sutras 1.2
  •   Vrittis (mental fluctuations) and their classification
  •   Relevance of Omkara in Yoga System
  •   Anataomy and physiology of Yogic practices
  •   Textual Understanding of Hatha Yoga
  •   From Hathayogapradipika and gheranda Samhita
  •   Goal of Hatha Yoga
  •   Pranayama
  •   Factors that accelerate yoga sadhana


  •   The Yoga Mala - Sri K. Pattahbi Jois
  •   Yoga Sutras of Patanjali - Swami Venkatesananda, Motilal publications
  •   Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha (APMB) Yoga Darshan - Swami Niranjanananda Ji The Heart of Yoga, T.K.V. Desikachar
  •   Hatha Yoga Pradipika
  •   The Science of Breath- Dr. M.L. Ghorole
  •   Perennial Psychology of the Bhagavad Gita

Food & Accommodation


  • Eating can also be considered a proper practical in which you seek universal balance. You have to develop mindful eating practice can provide a ground that truly supports your personality & Yoga practice
  • Two time (Brunch & Dinner) meals per day
  • All Meals are vegetarian, nutritious, healthy and balance diet
  • A nourishing diet with fruits, vegetables, Indian herbs are added to the meal plan on an everyday basis
  • Two times Tea or coffee during the course


Accommodation during the course is included in your fees and is provided by Jivan Chakra in Ram Jhula, Rishikesh at the Jivan Building or nearby residence. All rooms are private, basic and comfortable with attached bathroom. Facilities include two twin beds, hot water and shower and bedding. Towels are also availableupon request. Wifi is included! Laundry facilities can be arranged for an extra charge, and students are able to wash their own clothes in their rooms if they wish. You will find that most of your time is spent in the yoga shala and with classmates, however you are ensured your own comfortable space in which to retreat to and relax in-between classes.

All accommodation is within a 10 minute walk from the classes which are held in various locations across the lively Ram Jhula village. Students are conveniently located nearby to local cafes, shops, Ayurvedic treatment centres and of course the beautiful holy Ganges river. There is much to do in the area including browsing through local shops of Indian clothes, Ayurvedic products and books, treating yourself to a massage, or simply exploring the surrounding landscape – jungle clad hills, nearby waterfalls and beautifully situated temples are all possibilities. For days off there are plenty of delicious local cafes and restaurants, chai stands and juice houses. Inevitably you will end up meeting fellow yoga students and striking up conversation in the relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

The course fees include two full meals per day and one snack with tea in the afternoon (except for on rest days). The food is delicious, vegetarian and made with love, and the menu is designed to be light and sattvic to best keep your body nourished and strong for your yoga practice. Ingredients are locally sourced fresh from the markets, and meals are prepared in our kitchen daily.

Brunch consists of seasonal fruits including pineapple, watermelon, papaya, pomegranate and bananas. Also served is muesli, yoghurt, honey, homemade nut butters, porridge, toast, and a traditional savoury Indian option – no one goes hungry!

The dinner menu changes from evening to evening but favourite dishes include lentil and chickpea dals, mixed vegetable curries, salad, tofu, Indian style spiced potatoes, rice, chapatti and occasionally something Western for a taste of home. Desserts including rice pudding, halva and chocolate balls are sometimes provided and always go down a treat!

If you have any dietary requirements please inform us so that we may ensure there are adequate options for you at mealtimes.


Our Yoga Course Benefits

  • Course designed for growth looking towards the human nature & personality
  • Teacher of JCF are not only a yoga teacher but also they are practitioner as well as motivations with good will
  • Basic knowledge about Asana and its proper practice can make you realize the importance of Asana
  • Basic knowledge about Pranayama and its daily practice helps you to experience the working of energy/prana within you
  • “What is prana, what is kundalini & how to awaken these prana / kundalini?” you can experience & get the right technique over here in JCF
  • Get ‘Pranayama schedule’ - for your daily practice
  • A proper step towards Meditation helps you to discover “what actually peace is”
  • JCF helps to sit for longer time is one posture for meditation / Pranayama
  • Mantra and its daily practice help you creat such an energy field around you,no egetivity can enter within
  • One can experience the vibration of ‘MANTRA’ over here in JCF
  • Our Philosophy class is really related with practical growth not only intellectual information
  • Our Philosophy class really helps to develop one’s real understanding
  • Our Philosophy class is related with the practical problems & its solution by Indian philosophy scriptures
  • Basic knowledge about Yogic Purification and its practice helps to prepair you for Pranayama and meditation
  • JCF presents the proper knowledge about human body system which helps to deal with your body
  • Basic principles of Yoganidra and Relaxetation really helps to you to redesign your life
  • Our Yognidra class helps one to deal with the sub – conscious mind (Just imagine deal with sub – conscious mind)
  • Basic principles of Ayurveda and its application
  • JCF Naturopathy class helps you to creat a balance between you and nature for smooth life
  • JCFhelps to learn the anciant methods “how to teach others”(teaching methodology) in right way
  • Basic understanding of ‘GOAL’ AND ITS necessity in life
  • Developing Focusing attitude, step by step and day by day
  • Enhancing observing power-for praper understanding
  • Developing confidence-for growth and success
  • What is discipline & why it is necessary for growth
  • Different between discipline & present moment
  • What is understanding & how to develop it?
  • Thankfulness and its daily practice.( Thankfulness is the essance of all religion and real understanding
  • You are learning here “how to be positive always” in every situation in practical life
  • Excellent location & good environment you can find here in JCF
  • Yoga is a way to freedom
  • Yoga is a fountain of youth
  • Yoga is a practice of quieting the mind
  • Yoga is possible for anybody who really wants it

Frequently Asked Questions

If you wish to register for any of the Jivan Chakra courses, please complete and submit the registration form online. Please note that payment of your deposit is required to secure your place and until we have received this we are not able to guarantee your position on the course. Alternatively if you need any further assistance in making your application please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to assist you further. Spaces on the courses are allocated on a first come first serve basis. Jivan Chakra reserves the right to accept or reject any registration form submitted without providing further explanation.

Please note that India requires all visitors to obtain a visa prior to their arrival in the country. Please ensure that you allow plenty of time to arrange your visa as sometimes the process is lengthier than expected. Applications may be submitted to your local Indian Consulate or Visa Services provider prior to your departure from your home country.

We recommend that you take care of any necessary arrangements i.e. banks, healthcare, travel insurance etc beforeyou depart so that you may fully focus on your course and be here without any distractions.

You are welcome to bring electronics that you need to use during your stay e.g. laptop, tablet, camera etc. We do recommend that you leave valuables such as jewellery at home or else ensure that you can keep them safely whilst you are here. Whilst Rishikesh is a safe city and we maintain your safety and security as an absolute priority, unfortunately theft happens everywhere and Jivan Chakra cannot bear responsibility in the case of valuables going missing.

When you arrive in Rishikesh please come to meet us! The orientation meeting is held on the first day of the course, but you are welcome to arrive earlier to familiarise yourself with the area and refresh and revitalise after travelling before the course begins. Please note that accommodation and classes before the course are not included in the course fees, and should be arranged separately as appropriate.

At the orientation meeting, you will meet your fellow classmates and the teachers will outline the course schedule and material, locations of classes and answer any other questions about the course.

Course Registration

If you wish to register for any of the Jivan Chakra courses, please complete and submit the registration form online. Please note that payment of your deposit is required to secure your place and until we have received this we are not able to guarantee your position on the course. Alternatively if you need any further assistance in making your application please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to assist you further. Spaces on the courses are allocated on a first come first serve basis. Jivan Chakra reserves the right to accept or reject any registration form submitted without providing further explanation.

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Course Fee:- 1193 USD
Registration Fee:- 200 USD

Refund Policy

The course deposit and fees are non-refundable so please ensure that you have the relevant insurance in place in case of any circumstances that would stop you from attending the course.

Students may transfer their registration to an alternative course in the event of exceptional circumstances. Fees are valid for one year from the original course date.