Upaya Yoga is happy to offer you a 300 hrs Yoga Teacher Training Course at its Rishikesh Center, credited by internationally acclaimed, Yoga Alliance USA.

Upaya has an expert team of teachers and assistants to ensure that you learn from the best. You can connect with the teachers and get a deeper understanding of your curriculum as well. The experience gives you a great way to finding eternal bliss, peace and the gift to share the yogic lifestyle with others.

300 hrs Yoga Teacher Training

The Upaya Yoga Teacher Training program is an all-inclusive, Yoga Alliance approved, 300hrs course. The program is especially sketched out by our team of gurus at Upaya to introduce students to their journey of evolving into expert yogis and able teachers. The course paves a path for its students to transform into becoming a yoga teaching expert and the program includes skilled teachers to provide students a strong foundation in Hatha and Ashthanga yoga. We have designed the program to be an enjoyable, unperturbed and enlightening experience. Students need to be ready spiritually and physically as our classes have various rigorous sessions as well as calmer and more healing sessions. We serve and recommend a saatvik (yogic) diet to expand your sense of well being.

Yoga is a science that has infinite possibilities because the more you practice the more enlightenment you receive and you realize that it is you who holds the key to living a fulfilled life. If you’re willing to enroll in our 300-hour yoga teacher training, it may be a given that you’ve undergone a 200-hour program. Now, it’s time to expand your knowledge by committed training and participation in expert workshops. This course offers the opportunity to deepen your understanding of advanced asanas, advanced pranayama, and meditation. The course will provide you knowledge of advanced yoga teaching skills as well as an understanding of deeper yoga philosophy.

Our 300-hour yoga teacher training is a level 2 advanced yoga teacher training course. This one month-long residential course is an intensive course which takes place at our yoga ashram in Goa & Rishikesh. The course provides an advanced level intensive training in multi-style yoga teaching; Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga & Vinyasa yoga.The more difficult, yet immersive 300-hour yoga training will help you find and hone your unique teaching style and voice. Prepare for an insightful yogic journey!

After the completion of the 300-hour yoga teacher training India, you will be able to teach yoga to beginners as well as advanced level students in your classes. you will gain more experience of Yoga, so you can become a more experienced and knowledgeable Yoga teacher. You will also be able to teach yoga with more confidence. You will learn very useful and practical anatomy and physiology of asanas and you will learn how to apply this knowledge in your teaching classes.


Our advanced 300-hour yoga teacher training course is suitable for:

  • 200-hour yoga teacher training graduates
  • Existing yoga teachers
  • Serious yoga practitioners
  • Who wants to be an expert on hands-on adjustment on yoga postures.
  • Who wants to make their own retreats and teacher training course



To join the Upaya Yoga 300 hour yoga teacher training (Level 2), you must meet the following requirements

  • You should be a graduate of a 200-hour level yoga teacher training from a Registered Yoga TTC School.
  • You should be physically and mentally fit to follow this intensive teacher training course.
  • You must be ready to adjust to the simple lifestyle of the yoga ashram.

Ashtanga Yoga



Ashtanga in Sanskrit means eight limbs, mentioned in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra. This technique of yoga contains harmonising the breath with a succession of postures. This process produces powerful internal heat and a plentiful, cleansing sweat that purifies muscles and organs. The result is enhanced circulation, a nimble and strong body, and a composed mind. Ashtanga Yoga contains different groups of asanas and teachings on vinyasa, drishti, bandhas, mudras, and philosophy. This is a great chance for students to practice and know their level of ability, in a supportive group environment and with the inspiration and guidance of a guru. Ashtanga can be a perfect foundation for home practitioners and also those who want to teach professionally once they know the arrangement of poses.

Hatha Yoga



According to Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, there are eight limbs of yoga. Out of which only one involves postures (asana). Hatha means forceful or determined in Sanskrit. Hatha yoga includes a set of asanas (postures) that are designed to align your body. These postures are designed to line up the physical channels of the body so that energy can easily flow (especially in the spine). The word Hatha is translated as Ha- the Sun which is masculine and Tha- the Moon which is feminine, which in turn represents the balance in nature and also within us all. Through Hatha Yoga we can create balance and unite opposites. Hatha teaches us the balance of strength and flexibility in each pose. It has immense health benefits and is an efficient way to distress. The teachers at Upaya believe, Hatha to be a powerful tool for Self-realization and transformation, teaching them various techniques to master control over the body by skilful breathing and meditation practices.


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Prices are inclusive of Accommodation, Food, and Tuition.
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Note: All rooms are based on single occupancy. Double sharing only allowable if you are registering along with your friend or family and you both wish to share same Eco Hut or AC room. For sharing options kindly contact at upayayog@gmail.com

Note that Upaya Yoga has its own dedicated premises at Upaya Yoga Center at Arambol Beach. The place will give multiple benefits:
  1. More choices for accommodation as listed above.
  2. Better and dedicated premises for a yogic environment that is not influenced by other tourists as in shared premises.
  3. Various self managed services such as TTC and Retreat under one management for further improved services to our students.
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What will you learn in this training

  1. How to give a solid and clear demonstration
  2. How to give clear instruction (working with Voice)
  3. Proper alignment of postures
  4. Yoga anatomy
  5. Hands on adjustment
  6. How to avoid common injury during practice
  7. How to jump backward and forward (vinyasa flow)
  8. How to use props for better postures (as recommended by B.S.K Iyengar)
  9. Mantra chanting
  10. Yogic breathing (Pranayama) and their benefits
  11. Yogic body cleansing (Kriya yoga)
  12. Mudras, Bandas and their benefits
  13. Yoga philosophy (Patanjali yoga sutra)
  14. Ayurveda and Yoga principle
  15. Assisting yoga class with other teacher
  16. Observation
  17. How to teach 45 min to 90 min long class
  18. How to teach one to one class
  19. How to teach more than 10 people in a class
  20. Yoga career and business

Daily Schedule for TTC course:

  • 6.30 – 7.30 am : Chanting, pranayama and meditation everyday
  • 7.30 – 9.00 am : Monday, Wednesday and Fridays – Hatha yoga, : Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday – Ashtanga Vinyasa
  • 9.00 – 10.00am : Breakfast
  • 10.00 – 11.00 am : Alignment, adjustment
  • 1.00 – 2.00 pm : Lunch
  • 2.00 – 3.00 pm : Self Study/Self Care
  • 3.00 – 3.45pm: Karma Yoga
  • 4.00 – 4.30 pm : Yoga Nidra
  • 4.30 – 6.00 pm : Teaching practice
  • 7.00 – 8.00 pm : Dinner
  • 8.30 – 9.30 pm :Sharing and question and answer, night meditation, live music concerts, watching your teaching practice or Yoga Movie on screen. (this is only alternate days)
  • Sunday holidayNote: Schedule can be changed according to group and weather


Price for package requires payment of initial deposit of EURO 500 to secure the booking, with the remaining balance payable two weeks prior to the course start date. (Please note an additional transaction fee of 5% applies to payments made through PayPal).

  • Package includes accommodation for the entire duration. An additional complimentary night is offered either prior to the course start date or the last day of the course. Thus, the package may include 29 nights accommodation.
  • Package includes food for the entire duration of the course including welcome dinner and farewell dinner.
  • Packages include free unlimited filtered cold and hot water.
  • If you are checking in a few days earlier or staying a few days after the course then additional discounted rates will apply @ 20 EURO per night for A/C EcoHut and @ 30 EURO Per night for A/C Room including breakfast for regular accommodation, depending upon the availability of the cottages and room.
  • If you are coming a few days later than the course start date or leaving before the course completion date, the course package fee will remain the same. No accommodation charges or food charges will be adjusted.
  • All package charges are strictly non-changeable, non-refundable or interchangeable after joining the course.
  • Check-in time: 09:00 onwards, Latest check out time: 12:00 Noon
  • Course fee including initial deposit of 500 EURO is strictly non-refundable and non-transferable to another person but can be transferred to another date or future course with us.

Course fee includes Tuition fee, teacher training manual, Upaya Yoga Bag, Upaya Yoga T-shirt, unlimited filtered cold and hot drinking water, welcome dinner, accommodation and food,  WiFi,  free pick up from nearest Airport or nearest train station, room cleaning, toilet paper, towels.

Please Note:
 1. No refunds, credits or transfers available on cancellation after the start date of any Yoga Teacher Training Course or Retreat.
2. Insurance & travel expenditure are not included in TTC fee.
3. Prices are based on 1st come 1st served
4. Places are limited 

Yoga Teacher Training Curriculum

The program at Upaya Yoga is designed and aimed at producing skilled and motivating yoga teachers that are proficient in the ancient practices of the yoga sutras and can impart this knowledge to their students. The yoga teacher training curriculum is based on the five points of this art which can be understood as the practical application of the four traditional paths of this art. A rigorous daily session includes two meditation sessions, two yoga classes which are then followed by two lectures, concluded with one hour of service to the centre. With one day a week, lecture free. This philosophy forms a part of extensive curriculum.

Our aim is to offer you a better understanding when you teach a yoga class and clarify each query or confusion that may arise during the class. There will be time for sharing after teaching practice with the group! The Hatha yoga and Vinyasa flow have an alternate day morning and evening switching schedule for a very specific reason. You will learn about them and we will clarify the reasoning behind each posture etc. same day.

During the morning and evening classes, students will assist with the main teachers!

In the last week of training, students will have dedicated class for one hour or a one-and-half hour with a dedicated teacher, who will be there to just watch you. If there is anything you need to work with, the teacher will guide you before your certificate.


ALL ABOUT ASANAS – Posture detailed

Asana Practice: The program at Upaya is designed to offer its students a solid foundation in Ashtanga and Hatha Yoga, focusing on the right alignment of the yogic postures.  A daily asana practice class gives the students an opportunity to practice their own asanas and helps to build deep insight of the various forms and postures. The daily in-depth practice with individual corrections comprises of the Surya Namaskar(Sun salutation), Multi-Style yoga postures, 100 asanas variations, from intermediate level to advanced, Posture alignment, Deep relaxation and Release of blocked energy. Training sessions for all age groups.
In addition to daily asana practices, practice teaching and posture break-down, including the main benefits, modifications, and contraindications of each posture.

Yoga Philosophy: Classical Yoga Philosophy is intertwined all through the course and you will receive knowledge about Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, allowing you to compare classical and modern yoga. Understanding the true meaning of Yoga. These sessions provide a great insight into the views of others and help reflect on your knowledge and all that you have learned. In turn, you will learn how to imbibe these ancient philosophies into your own life, and will eventually experience unison of the body, mind, and soul. You will also receive a talk on Yoga from the Bhagawat Gita, a treasured Indian text considered to be an ancient guru and a life coach.



Pranayama is one of the Five Principles of Yoga or the science of breath control. It expands lung capacity by relaxing the nervous system and balancing the two hemispheres of the brain. The art of Kapalabhati (lung cleansing exercise), Anuloma Viloma (alternate nostril breathing) and Samanu (mental cleansing of the nadis) will be taught.

Pranayama (breathing techniques): Pranayama is the science of breath control, it expands lung capacity by relaxing the nervous system and balancing the two hemispheres of the brain. The art of Kapalabhati (lung cleansing exercise), Anuloma Viloma (alternate nostril breathing) and Samanu (mental cleansing of the nadis) will be taught. Focusing on the rhythm of your breathing and becoming familiar with it is the essence of pranayama. This is a vital feature of yoga and is often ignored as most give importance to just physical practice. Pranayama is an excellent way to de-stress. By practicing pranayama you will build spiritual and emotional power to sustain a healthy life each day.

Kriyas: Cleansing will purify the system and allow the breath to run easily.   Explanation and demonstration of Tratak, Neti, Kapalabhati, Dhauti, Nauli and: six classical purification exercises for the various parts of the body namely the eyes, nose, air passages, esophagus and stomach, abdominal organs and large intestine exercises and their effects will be shown. Individual instruction will be provided.

Yoga Anatomy: An introduction to the major body systems is given. The effects of asanas and pranayama on the cardiovascular system, muscular systems, digestion, skeletal, respiration and endocrine system are explained in detail to the students. Diet and nutrition facts are also imparted for a better understanding of the anatomy. These classes will give you a deeper understanding by observing the mechanism of every posture.

Our purpose is to give you knowledge of anatomy so that you leave with a better awareness of your own body. During the lessons, you will lay emphasis on how to adapt your practice by recognizing your weaknesses. These may be due to a lack of strength or flexibility in a particular area. You will learn preparation techniques to make improvements in your practice.  Throughout the classes, our assistant teachers provide you with complete personal attention to support you.

Centering Yourself: Begin your transformation journey through the daily exploration of yourself! This is about Self Growth and includes the roots of yoga, simple and effective with coaching tools.


YOU ARE A POWERFUL TEACHER – Teaching Techniques and Practice Teaching

In these hours you will learn and practice valuable tools and teaching methodology that will support you in becoming a powerful teacher, you will imbibe the ability to address a large group as well as learn to connect with each student in your class. You will explore the use of your voice, language, body language, visualization, ability to connect with your students confidently through verbal cues, the use of props, effective demonstration, and acute observation with safe and effective physical adjustments.

Yoga Successful Business: You will study and learn to effectively nurture and preserve abundance through your yoga teaching career. The end of your training session will equip you with a complete resume to immediately begin promoting yourself as a Yoga Teacher.