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500 Hours Yoga Teacher Training Course

500 Hours Yoga Teacher Training
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Integrated 500 Hours Yoga Teacher Training program is an inclusive and intensive yoga course with a holistic curriculum that covers the syllabus of both basic 200 Hours YTT and advance 300 Hours YTT courses. The course curriculum of 500 YTT meets the requirements of those who are willing to partake as beginners progressing towards attaining the highest standard of Yoga Teacher Training.

Ganga Yoga Academy is a prestigious institution of Yoga conducting integrated 500 Hours Yoga Teacher Training course with a package of high rated multi-styles Yoga and associated activities according to the international guidelines of Yoga Alliance USA with advance form of yoga postures and meditation techniques as well as pranayama methods. The course curriculum of 500 YTT ensures highest level of yogic understanding and empowered teachings skills for the participants of the program.

Yoga Styles
  • Ashtanga Vinyasa intermediate series.
  • Transformational Hatha Yoga
  • Transformational Yoga and its practices.
  • Sivananda Yoga
  • Iyengar Yoga with varieties in postures and sequences.
  • Sun salutations (Surya Namaskar) with Bija (Root) mantras
  • Mantra Yoga and its variation.
  • Various mudras (gestures) and bandhas (locks) are also encapsulated during Yoga practices.

  • Meditation: Meditation techniques and its practices including different concentration levels and activities to refine it. We have included two special meditation techniques along with the regular practices.

  • Transformational Chakra Meditation
  • Importance of Third-Eye Meditation

  • Pranayama: Anatomy of Pranayama and psychological analysis of the process. The syllabus also include external Pranayama series upto 2 variations along with retention (Kumbhaka) as well as various steps involved in Pranayama.

    Yoga Therapy
  • Shat-kriyas (body cleansing) and other related therapies
  • Laughter therapy
  • Yoga for Neck Pain and Back Pain
  • Yoga for diabetes and hypertension
  • Yoga for constipation
  • Yoga for headache and migraine
  • Yoga for arthritis and asthma
  • Yoga for positive health
  • Yoga for cardiac disorders
  • Many other therapeutic application of yoga postures are also included in the syllabus of 500 YTT program.

    Ayurveda Teachings
  • Explanation of Basic Ayurveda teachings
  • Philosophy of Ayurveda teachings
  • Principles and concepts of Ayurveda
  • Introduction to doshas (ailments)
  • Introduction and application of herbs to alleviate and cure dosha

  • Anatomy
  • Anatomy of spinal cord and nerves system
  • Anatomy of respiratory systems and digestive systems

  • Teaching Methodologies
  • Concept and importance of teaching
  • Various methods used for teaching yoga
  • Qualities and characteristics of a good teacher
  • Practical experience by leading the class as a teacher
  • Use to various tools and props to enhance teaching quality

  • Scriptures & Discourses
  • Introduction and concepts to Yoga Sutras, Shiva Sutras, Bhagawat Gita
  • In-depth understanding of Yoga on the basis of philosophy and spiritual knowledge
  • History of Yoga for deeper understanding of ancient technology of well-being
  • Complete study of Yoga hypothesis on the basis of ancient scriptures

  • Accommodation and Food
  • Ganga Yoga Academy provides comfortable accommodation that includes western style bathroom attached to well ventilated single and shared rooms.
  • 24x7 Wi-Fi connectivity is also available in the school premises for the participants.
  • Pure vegetarian organic food are served thrice a day to the participants of 200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training program.

  • Location: Rishikesh is an ancient spiritual city in the state of Uttarakhand in India which is located at the foothills of majestic Himalaya mountain and the presence of holy river Ganges adds to its spiritual significance and pristine natural beauty. The grographical location and climatic condition of the place is such that creates an ideal atmosphere for spiritual activities and yoga practices. Rishikesh is one of the most suitable yoga destination preferred by yogis and ascetics from cross the world. Rishikesh is known as world yoga capital.

    Course Schedule: 500 Hours Yoga Teacher Training program by Ganga Yoga Academy conducted according to the following schedule.

  • 1st October to 28th November 2018

  • Daily Schedule

  • 06:00 AM ~ Wake Up Time.
  • 06:30 AM To 8:30 AM ~ Yoga & Pranayama Classes
  • 08:45 AM To 9:30 AM ~ Breakfast
  • 09:45 AM To 11:00 AM ~ Patanjali Yoga Sutras
  • 11:00 AM To 12:00 AM ~ Anatomy
  • 12:00 Noon To 12:30 PM ~ Chanting of sacred hymns
  • 12:30 PM ~ Lunch Time
  • 01:00 PM To 03:00 PM ~ Free Time
  • 03:00 PM To 03:30 PM ~ Tea Break
  • 03:30 PM To 04:30 PM ~ Introduction To Sanskrit
  • 04:30 PM To 07:00 PM ~ Yoga & Meditation
  • 07:30 PM To 08:30 PM ~ Dinner
  • 08:30 PM To 09:00 PM ~ Satsang – Get Together

  • Course Durartion: 8 Weeks

    Course Fee Structure
  • $2800 USD including accommodation and food.
  • Program Features

    • 1
    • Registered Yoga School

      Ganga Yoga Academy is one of the prestigious and reputed institution of Yoga recognized by Yoga Alliance USA as registered Yoga school.

    • 2
    • Proficient Yoga Masters

      Yoga Teacher Training courses and Yoga & Meditation Retreats are conducted under professional guidance of qualified and experienced Yoga masters who are dedicated to deliver authentic Yoga teachings.

    • 3
    • Integrated Yoga Syllabus

      The course curriculum has been formulated with advance series of multi-style yoga syllabus that includes Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Transformational Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, Sivananda Yoga, Sun Salutation, Mantra Yoga and its variations along with powerful Meditation techniques and Pranayama methods as well as Mudras, Bandhas and Kriyas associated with particular Yoga posture.

    • 4
    • Effective Teaching Methodologies

      The syllabus of this program is focused on preparing the participants with effective teaching methods to cultivate teaching skills in them so that they can be able to share their wisdom with others more efficiently.

    • 5
    • Yoga Therapy & Basic Ayurveda

      300 Hours Yoga Teacher Training program includes yoga therapy to alleviate and cure many chronic disorders like various types of pain, cardiac disorders, constipation, diabetes, arthritis, etc. It also covers basic Ayurveda teachings to introduce the concepts of herbs for treatment of ailments i.e. dosha for good health.

    • 6
    • Comfortable Accommodation

      Well ventilated shared and private rooms with ensuite bathroom that have western lifestyle facilities are provided by Ganga Yoga Academy. The participants are served nutritious organic food to keep them active and motivated. 24x7 Wi-Fi connectivity is also available within the school premises.

    • 7
    • World Yoga Capital

      Our school is located in an ancient spiritual city of Rishikesh which is situated at the foothills of Himalaya Mountain in the presence of holy river Ganges. The location is one of the best Yoga destinations preferred by Yogis and ascetics from very ancient times.

    • 8
    • Ideal Atmosphere

      The pristine natural beauty of majestic Himalaya Mountains and the presence of holy river Ganges creates an ideal atmosphere for all types of spiritual practices and Yoga activities.

    • 9
    • Yoga Lifestyle

      Yoga lifestyle gives rise of positive emotional states and help the participants to overcome their ego and suffering by providing optimum support emphasizing on an expansion of awareness which enables the practitioner to gradually move towards a life of harmony. It treats every individual with so much affection and care to get rid of bad habits by replacing them with good ones.

    • 10
    • Extra Activities

      Some additional fun activities are occasionally added to the course curriculum such as local sightseeing, local trekking, river rafting etc on applied conditions.


    My name is Maelie. I'm from Canada. I just finished 300 hours teacher training in Rishikesh with Ganga Yoga Academy and I recommend studying at this yoga school almost over any yoga school, particularly in India because the teachers, the support staff, the students, the yogi next to are so amazing and I think you learn more than you could have ever expected. I know, I did and especially, this is my second time attending this school as I have been here for my 200 hours as well..

    Maelie, Canada

    I met a whole bunch of people that were so wonderful and so different. Initially, I just want to do some self discovering and exploration but at the same time I was worried about kind of superficial things when on the last minute I decided to attend 200 hours teacher training couple of years ago and now as I have completed my 300 hours yoga teacher training, I found a whole new person in me. I am far more confident and peaceful within me and ready to share my wisdom with others to benefit them with yoga.

    Augustin, France

    I am Rosa María, I am from Mexico and I been partaking yoga teacher training course in March 2014 last year and its been a very nice experience in all senses. I met so many beautiful people here. The teachers are very good. They have lot of knowledge, they have very well prepared and I have learn so much in asanas in yoga field, also in meditation field and in pranayama. I can say now that I have gained much more then I been before with so much new topics I been taught. Thank you to everyone. Namaste!

    Rosa María, Mexico