Yoga has the ability to change lives—if you’re considering a yoga teacher training retreat in India, it’s likely thanks to a yoga teacher who inspired you to share your passion with others. Heading to India for your teacher training will help you deepen your practice, learn more about yogic philosophy, and prepare you to help others improve their lives through yoga.
Yoga training (Photo: Yoga Vidya Mandiram)
If you’re embarking on a training retreat, it’s important to choose the right 200-hour yoga teacher training so you can feel confident teaching yoga properly and safely. Here at TravelMag, we’ve done some of the heavy lifting and chosen 5 of the best yoga teacher training retreats in India based on reviews, class sizes, and their certification by the Yoga Alliance.
From $999/ per person
Yogada – In the Himalayas is a Certified YTTC 200 hours school with Yoga Alliance USA and Canada. Their 200-hour training retreat in Rishikesh is a unique opportunity to dive into Sattya yoga, traditionally practiced by yogis in the Himalayas. This unique ashram-style institution offers daily yoga and meditation sessions, including on the beaches of the Ganga river, with qualified and passionate teachers. Their practical and theoretical classes will complement each other in a way that will help you carry your practice with you in everyday life. Included in the retreat are your classes, weekly excursions, daily organic, vegetarian meals and comfortable accommodation for 28 nights in shared triple or twin rooms, or private single rooms.
From $1,324/ per person
Lotus Oasis Yoga offers year-round Yoga Alliance-affiliated yoga teacher training in Goa, India. Their targeted sessions about teaching yoga will help you feel confident as a teacher in multiple styles, including Hatha, Vinyasa, Iyengar, Yin, and Sivananda yoga. At this teacher training retreat, they emphasize the therapeutic aspect of yoga. You’ll stay in tropical bamboo huts at the beachfront Lotus Oasis Beach Huts Resort located in Patnem for the duration of the course, with access to free Wi-Fi, shower, and private bathroom for single or twin occupancy rooms. Included in the retreat price are three daily vegetarian buffet meals (except Sundays), accommodation, daily yoga and meditation classes, comprehensive training, course manual and materials, as well as one dolphin sightseeing tour.
From $1,080/ per person
Triguna Yoga School offers yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, focusing on the relationship between mind and body through yoga, meditation, and breathing techniques. During this retreat, you will begin by transforming yourself before learning to help others learn begin and deepen their yoga practice. At the end of the course, you’ll be a globally certified yoga trainer and eligible to register with Yoga Alliance International and USA. You’ll practice Sufi meditation, daily yoga classes, as well as body and emotional detoxification. The retreat includes 26-nights’ accommodation in a shared triple or double, or private single room, three daily vegetarian meals, a yoga mat, and all yoga classes and training.
From $999/per person
The Rishikesh Yoga Teacher Training Center offers traditional and professional yoga teaching courses throughout the year. You’ll learn traditional styles of yoga and deepen your knowledge yogic philosophy, life, anatomy, and asana-pranayama techniques. At this Yoga Alliance certified center, you’ll learn from enthusiastic teachers in a small, intimate class setting. In addition to training, you’ll enjoy excursions like white water rafting and a tour of the Himalayas. You will be staying at the Tapovan Nishant Garden Resort in Rishikesh, a peaceful location surrounded by mountains in a shared twin or private single or double rooms. All meals, classes, and some excursions are included in the training retreat price.
From $1,190/ per person
Join the Yoga Vidya Mandiram team for an enriching yoga training experience with extraordinary teachers who go beyond the curriculum to share their passion and interests. This teacher training retreat focuses on Hatha and Ashtanga yoga, allowing you to register as a certified instructor with these specialities under your belt. Alongside daily yoga and meditation practice, you’ll also participate in excursions to nearby holy temples and shrines. You will stay on-site in a shared double or private single rooms, equipped with hot showers, towels, and Wi-Fi connection. Included in the training retreat are 21-nights’ accommodation, daily vegetarian meals, and course materials throughout your time.