200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

200 hour online Yoga teacher training

Online Yoga Teacher Training

Our 200 Hour Online Yoga Teacher Training is bringing traditional Indian Yoga straight from Rishikesh into your living room! Within 8 weeks, you can learn Yoga from scratch or deepen your existing practice – all in the comfort of your own home. In contrast to many other online Yoga Teacher Trainings, you will be taught live by our authentic Indian teachers. You can ask questions anytime and will be corrected on alignment to ensure safety. We emphasize the spiritual side of Yoga and aim for a holistic experience for developing body and mind. Our curriculum includes Hatha and Ashtanga asana practice, meditation, ayurveda, philosophy, anatomy, pranayama, mantras and cleansing processes. Our certificate by the end of the course gives you permission to teach Yoga worldwide and to register for Yoga Alliance certification.

The duration of the Online Yoga Teacher Training course will be 8 weeks with 4 hours of classes each day. In case you can’t make it to the live classes, video recordings will be sent to you.

We’re happy to see you joining our Online Yoga Teacher Training course!

about the teachers

Yogi Sidharth Ji

Yogi Sidharth Ji

Daily Yoga Asana classes

Yogi Sidharth began practicing various forms of Yoga since 2008. He got his Yoga Alliance Hatha teacher training certification in 2010. In 2012, he went to Mysore for his Ashtanga teacher training certification nd has been teaching ever since. In his teachings, complex movements are made accessible in a way that feel 100% authentic to you. Precise anatomical alignments and attention to minute details are interwoven with the philosophical roots of yoga.

Sushant Singh

Sushant Singh

Weekend pranayama & theory classes

Sushant is currently a PhD Scholar in Yoga Therapy from CYTER, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Pondicherry and holds a Masters in Yoga & Science of Living. He has qualified for Assistant Professor and Junior Research Fellowship in UGC-NET in the subject of Yoga. He is also a certified Yoga Teacher YCB Lv 3 with Indian Yoga Association & Quality Council of India. He studied Pranayama and Yogic scriptures at one of the most renowned Yoga Institute 'Kaivalyadhama' during his PGDYed course.

Amit Kumar aka Eknath

Amit Kumar aka Eknath

Hatha Yoga classes

Amit Kumar is popularly known as yoga guru EKNATH and is a certified yoga therapist, trainer and consultant. He extensively studied yoga, naturopathy, chakra healing, pranic healing, ayurveda and more right from certificate courses to a post- graduate diploma in yoga. He is expert in cleansing techniques and detoxification of body. He was the yoga coach of IPL team kings XI Punjab. He is also associated with the organizations like ITC, The Wadia group and Taj group of hotels and GMR infrastructures and works as personal trainer for many celebrities and industrialists. He is also working with Actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra for the YouTube channel Art of balance. Eknath has dedicated his life for the teachings of his Guru “Serve , Love and Give”. He is not just the great yoga master but a living yogiin the present era and the “Heart of yoga” in real sense. The purpose of his life is to spread the message of yoga from door to door and from shore to shore, which is his Guru's mission.

course syllabus

Hatha Yoga
  •  the meaning of Hatha Yoga
  • Surya Namaskar with mantra awareness
  • Sukshma Vyama (joints and glands exercise)
  • standing series of asana
  • kneeling series of asana
  • sitting series of asana
  • lying on stomach series of asana
  • supine series of asana
  • pavan mukta asana series
  • inversion series of asana
  • asana benefits and its contra-indications
  • offering safe adjustments and assists
  • benefits, risks, and modifications for all practices
  • learning to structure and teach classes and journeys in different ways 
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga
Primary Series
  • asanas of the primary series
  • the meaning of vinyasa
  • drishti in Ashtanga series
  • importance of ujjai and bandha in series
  • practice teaching to individuals and small groups
  • observing, giving and receiving feedback
  • teaching a full class
  • learn the art of mirroring in class
  • proper ways of voice projection in class
  • hands on adjustment
  • astanga vinyasa karma
Introduction of Yoga props

Learn to practice and teach Yoga with the help of props like chairs, blocks, blankets, belts etc.

Yoga Philosophy

This class will focus on introducing you to the basic philosophy, concepts and history of Yoga. It will cover the various traditional philosophies and viewpoints, insights from modern research and ways in which the essence of this holistic approach can be integrated into a modern lifestyle.

  • What is Darshanam
  • What is Yoga
  • Study Art of Yoga Sutras
  • The five kosha (bodies)
  • What is self-realization & liberation
  • What is consciousness
  • The four faculties of mind
  • Five stages of mind
  • The four foundational pillars of life
  • Eight limbs of Yoga of Patanjali
  • What is waking state in Yogic science
  • What is dreaming state in Yogic science
  • What is deep sleep state in Yogic science
  • What is the subtle bodies Introduction to Indian philosophy
  • Concept of panch vritti & panch klesha
  • Concept of Yoga according to Patanjali
  • Kriya Yoga – A way to overcome inborn afflictions
  • Concept of God in Yoga philosophy
  • Ashtanga Yoga – a methodology to overcome suffering
  • Yamas & Niyamas: foundation of Yogic practices
  • Introduction to Samkya philosophy
  • Kriya Yoga a methodology to overcome panch-klesha (5 causes of pain and miseries)
  • Raj Yoga and Hatha Yoga

Traditional yogic breathing techniques which will benefit your yoga practice as you learn how to lengthen your breath.

Pranayama and its effects
  • the meaning of prana and pranayama
  • different types of pranayama practices
  • the meaning of nadi
  • the meaning of ida and pingala
  • seven main practices of pranayama
  • pranayama – more than just a breathing exercise
  • how to incorporate breathing into postures and into your classes
  • how breath work assists the body
Anatomy & Physiology

Skeletal system, icl.:

  • major bones
  • types of joints
  • major muscles involved in asana
  • types of muscle contraction

Nervous system, incl. ‚fight, flights, freeze‘ stress response, vagal theory, overall mind-body connection

Cardiovascular / circulatory, endocrine, digestive systems as they relate to yoga practice

Respiratory system, incl. muscles that affect breathing, involuntary vs. voluntary breath, how air enters and leaves the body

Types of joint movements

Joint stabilisation

Safe movement as it pertains to balancing, stretching, awareness, and physical limitations

Contraindications, misalignments, adaptions

  • Introduction to Ayurveda
  • The concept of Tri-Dosha
  • Prakriti (Ayurveda Genomics)
  • Ayurvedic concept of Swastha (health)

Meditation techniques help build concentration and focus in your daily practice.

  • the meaning of meditation
  • the difference between dharna and dhyana
  • different types of meditation
  • breath awareness meditation
  • contemplative walking meditation
  • mantra awareness meditation
  • candle and inner light meditation
  • full moon meditation
Yoga Nidra
  • the meaning of sleep
  • three states of consciousness
  • benefits of deep sleep
  • the meaning of Yoga Nidra
  • Yoga Nidra practices from Satyananda tradition
  • Yoga Nidra practices from Bihar School of Yoga and Himalayan Tradition
Teaching Methodology and Practice
  • necessary building blocks to create your own yoga class
  • developing your presence and authentic teaching style
  • developing your voice and the use of vocabulary
  • how to motivate your students by teaching inclusively to the range of abilities of your students
  • the art and science of connecting with and uplifting your students
Peer Teaching
  • practice your teaching skills with a friend, flatmate or family member
  • get constructive feedback from both your senior teachers and your ‘student’
  • help your student get deeper into a posture through adjustment
  • offering safe adjustments and assists
Teaching Ethics
  • studying the yoga lifestyle, ethics, attitude and presence of a yoga teacher
  • set up a sacred teaching space
  • study ethical guidelines for a student teacher relationship
Create a class & sequencing
  • classroom organization and set up
  • making your seat as a teacher
  • art of creating an optimal atmosphere for transformation
  • creating of a class plan
  • teaching progressively focusing on alignment principles
  • the basic principles of sequencing
  • the art and science of using music in classes
Teaching online
  • how to set up an online class
  • how to give proper instructions
  • how to solve problems in teaching online
Shat Kriya - Level 1

Yogic cleansing practices will be integrated into your daily morning routine and will work in conjunction with the asana practices. These will purify the nervous system, remove toxins from your body and allow your breath to flow freely throughout the body.

  • Introduction of Shat Kriyas according to classical Hatha Yoga
  • Practice of Jal Neti and Sutra Neti
  • Practice of Kunjal
Adjustment & Alignment Class - Level 1
  • six steps of doing asana correctly
  • foundational workshop on lateral, forward, backward and twisting asanas
  • making the mind flexible by making the body flexible
  • the use of props for protection
  • alternative style of asana for various benefits
  • various limitations and contra-indications of specific yoga practices
  • introduction to Mantra yoga
  • find your inner harmony
  • importance of OM – AUM
  • mantra for meal purification
  • mantra for obstacles
  • mantra for universal masters to bless
  • mantra for realization
  • mantra for well being

Mudras stimulate different parts of the body by sealing in the energy. Mudras are usually used in pranayama and affect the flow of prana.

  • importance of Mudra according to Hatha Yoga
  • different types of Mudra
  • practice of Gyana & Chin Mudra
  • practice of Ashwini Mudra
  • physical, mental and spiritual benefits of Mudra

Bandhas (Energy Locks) regulate the flow of energy and assist the practitioner in asana

good to know

Our programme is suitable both for beginners who want to learn about Yoga and for practicioners who aspire to become a Yoga teacher. There are no restrictions based on age, education, religion, gender, country or previous experiences. You don’t need to be especially strong or flexible, this will come with practice.

For our online course, you need a laptop or smartphone, a good internet connection and well functioning speakers or headphones to access our classes. For the asana classes, you need a couple of comfortable clothes, a Yoga mat, 2 Yoga blocks, a Yoga belt, a bolster, a neti pot as well as a quiet place to practice. A notebook or papers to take your own notes is highly recommended. Coursebooks will be sent to you as PDF before the start of the course.

Our courses will be held in english, however one doesn’t need to be an advanced english speaker. Yoga connects through spirit and emotions and all exercises will be shown in a practical way.

Daily monday-saturday (IST Indian time zone):

Batch A) 6:30 – 8 a.m. practical class I 8 – 9 a.m. theory

Batch B)  4:30 – 7 p.m. practical class I 6 – 7 p.m. theory

Total amount of hours per day: 2,5 hours. 

Schedule and timing might change before the start of the course. Assignments, exams and special classes will be announced during the course. 

All sessions will be recorded, so if you can’t attend the classes live you may catch up with the video recordings. 

Yes, you will get our certificate after passing an oral exam, a questionnaire and an online teaching class held by you by the end of the Online Yoga Teacher Training.

The completion of the course will be rewarded with an internationally accepted certificate which means you can work as a Yoga teacher worldwide. Whether you directly want to start teaching or work on your own self-practice first is your own decision. As we’re registered with Yoga Alliance, you can register yourself at Yoga Alliance after the completion of the course.

course dates

Start next course: 5th January 2021
Course fee: 700 US $


Raja Singh
Raja Singh
07:21 16 Feb 20
My experience at MAHARISHI YOGA was great, I learnt a lot from the fantastic and experienced teachers . They are very dedicated and passionate about Yoga tradition. If you want to learn from the... source, I recommend you to join this school. The location is the best as it is outside Rishikesh, very quiet and green. The food was delicious and healthy, after a month I can see the changes in my digestive system. Accommodation was simple but clean, and you have everything you need. I could write a book about my positive experience, it was everything I expected.read more
Nitesh Sen
Nitesh Sen
07:18 16 Feb 20
I am very Happy that I choose this school (MAHARISHI YOGA) to do my certification. This is quite good place to learn yoga and connect to your mind body and soul. The atmosphere of this school is very... positive and staff is so good and very helpful. I highly recommend this school to everyone who wants to learn yoga. You actually feel you are on holidays when you are here. I love the weather mountains, my room , view from my balcony its just amazing. I want to thank every single staff person for being so good and kind to me. I am gonna Miss this place ,my yoga hall , my teachers everyone here. Thank you . Namaste !read more
Prashant Trivedi
Prashant Trivedi
07:16 16 Feb 20
I finished the 200 hours yoga training course at MAHARISHI YOGA school, and I enjoyed it very much. The teachers are excellent, the people who work here are friendly and open, the rooms are clean and... comfortable, and the food is good. The location is also good as it's away from the hustle of the main road, but still close enough to the shops. I would come here again for my 300 hours certification.read more
Alexa Daniels
Alexa Daniels
11:24 07 Feb 20
I am about to finish my 200hr teacher training with MAHARISHI YOGA and I highly recommend it. I have been learning so much about yoga and about myself while being here. The teachers are knowledgeable... and the program is well thought of. Sidharth, the founder, is very accessible and makes sure that everyone is comfortable. The food is excellent and the location is convenient - not too far from the centre of Rishikesh but not in a busy area either. And for what I’ve heard from others, MAHARISHI YOGA is one of the most genuine and authentic schools in Rishikesh.read more
ONE7 .
ONE7 .
13:00 23 Jul 19
Maharishi yoga peeth is the best place to learn knowledge about yoga. I have seen lot of people to change their life within very short span of time. So, i would recommend to everyone should Join... Maharishi Yoga Peeth Rishikesh once in their life time.read more
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