• Laxman Jhula, Rishikesh, India

About Us

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Pyramid Yogshala is a family run Yoga school based in Rishikesh - the Yoga capital of the world. We are an accredited Yoga Alliance USA school since 2018, and have been graduating Yoga teachers since then.

With a vision to provide high quality Yoga education at an affordable price, we aim to contribute to the dissemination of the yogic principles and lifestyle that we believe are the greatest gift to mankind. Our motto is “Peace and Yoga for all”, and even though we are one of the “new kids on the block” of Yoga Schools in the holy city, we’re currently ranked as one of the best and most successful institutes in Rishikesh.

Pyramid Yogshala 100h, 200h, and 300-hour Holistic yoga teacher training courses focus on Traditional styles of yoga, with comprehensive and genuine teachings on Yoga philosophy, yogic life, asanas, pranayama, anatomy, meditation, mantra-chanting, teaching methodology, alignment, Hatha Yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.

Our team of teachers combines experience and young blood, with decades of teaching in the bag. We continually study and practice Yoga and all its pillars, building a strong knowledge foundation, based on the scriptures and our personal practice.

Pyramid Yogashala Teachers Training courses consist of groups of up to 20 people, in order to provide intimate safe classes, where our teachers can give proper personalized attention to each student. Small groups also generally connect and interact better and create a cool and friendly atmosphere that tends to generate special bonds between the students and our staff. Pyramid Yogshala YTTC’s are certified by Yoga Alliance USA, and grant access to 200RYT and 500RYT badges.


This program is an enhanced version of our standard 200h Holistic Yoga Teacher training in Rishikesh. It’s perfect for modern Yogis who want to attend our teacher training courses, with comfort and style, and tailored only for solo travelers and couples.

Our brand-new facilities near Laxman Jhula in Rishikesh feature high quality yoga hall, rooms, restaurant and lounge, resulting in a more cozy and relaxing teacher training experience.

Like our standard program, this 200 hours holistic yoga teacher training course includes classes on Meditation, mantra chanting, shatkriya (cleansing process), Hatha yoga , Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga, Anatomy, Yoga philosophy, Yoga Teaching Methodology, Adjustment/Alignment, Naturopathy and Ayurveda. During your stay, you will be hosted by a team of dedicated Yogis and hospitality professionals working to make this course a gratifying and transformative growth opportunity for you.

You’ll be immersed in Yoga for a period of 26 days, studying, practicing and living the yogic lifestyle, whilst sharing some of the most memorable moments of your life with fellow like-minded people, united in the path of yoga, for the uplifting of human consciousness and for the wellbeing of mankind.

During the opening (welcoming) ceremony you will be provided with a complete yoga kit which includes a book on Yoga and asanas, notebook, rudraksha mala, neti-pot, rubber neti, school t-shirt and bag. The course is structured so that all levels of yoga practitioners can learn and develop their practice and teaching abilities.

On the last day, after you passed the exams, you will be awarded a Diploma of completion. This diploma makes you eligible to request your Yoga Alliance 200 RYT badge, that allows you to teach yoga anywhere in the world.

All yoga class material such as yoga mats, bolsters bricks and belts will be provided by Pyramid Yogshala, but you can bring your own personal yoga mat if you prefer.

Yoga class with students and yoga teacher showing adjustment of yoga asana


satvic food for yoga students at pyramid yogshala

Three Freshly made yogic, vegetarian and vegan meals a day are included during the course. Fruit juices, tea and snacks are also served regularly during breaks, and all food is prepared very hygienically by our master chefs. All our vegetables are organic and locally produced. The food here at the Pyramids is renowned for its taste and quality.

What we eat influences our physical well-being, and also our emotions and thoughts. Yoga and Ayurveda classifies food according to the effect provoked in the body and mind, and it can be of three types - Sattvic, Rajasic and Tamasic. Tamasic food is the kind of food that makes us lethargic and sluggish. Rajasic food ignites activity and restlessness. Whereas, Sattvic food makes you feel light, energetic and enthusiastic.

Sattvic foods are considered to purify the body and calm the mind. They stimulate the body and mind into perfection in action. All food prepared at the Pyramids is Sattvic and prepared with dedication and love by our master chefs and assistants.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Organic
  • Yogic
  • Ayurvedic
  • Other dietary requirements on request

Note:Any special dietary request should be addressed when making your reservation


Premium rooms at pyramid Yogshala

During the course, you will be staying at Pyramid Yogshala’s Yoga Retreat Center in Laxman Jhula, Rishikesh, India, or similar facilities in the neighborhood. The center is situated in the heart of touristic Rishikesh. Next to the famous hanging bridge (Laxman Jhula) and holy Ganga (Holy river), yet away from all the hustle and bustle of the main market street.

The center features Premium single and double ac rooms, dining area, cafe & lounge, rooftop Yoga hall, spa and massage center, and even a swimming pool. You can find lots of cafés, restaurants, shops, ATM, healthcare and organic stores in our neighborhood, making this training center the perfect place to host high quality yoga retreats and teacher training courses in Rishikesh.

Our premium rooms have a contemporary cosmopolitan feel, and are equipped with A/c, LCD 32-inch TV, attached washroom with abundant hot water, and are well maintained and clean. They have balconies with a city and River view, where you can sit and enjoy the sights during breaks. Wi-Fi is available throughout the facilities, and laundry service is provided on request.

Amenities upon Arrival

  • Welcome fruit bowl (seasonal fruits)
  • Welcome drink
  • Flower Mala

Upcoming Dates

  • 200 Hours Teacher Training Course Dates

    • 3rd - 28th Feb 2023
    • 3rd - 28th Mar 2023
    • 3rd - 28th April 2023
    • 3rd - 28th May 2023
    • 3rd - 28th June 2023
    • 3rd - 28th July 2023
    • 3rd - 28th Aug 2023

    $1399* /person

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  • 200 Hours Teacher Training Course Dates

    • 3rd - 28th Feb 2023
    • 3rd - 28th Mar 2023
    • 3rd - 28th April 2023
    • 3rd - 28th May 2023
    • 3rd - 28th June 2023
    • 3rd - 28th July 2023
    • 3rd - 28th Aug 2023

    $2399* /couple

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All students who complete the course successfully will receive a PYS diploma and are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®).

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200 Hrs Program

This course is a 26 days immersion, designed to meet the needs of beginners and intermediate yogis who want to pass on their passion for Yoga, or simply enhance their practice to a whole new level deepening their knowledge on the subject along the way.

Because of the intense nature of the teacher training experience, the course is also a great opportunity for personal growth, and to really take some time off for yourself. You’ll be developing discipline, self-control, stamina, endurance and resilience, practicing spiritual and physical purification techniques, and learning a new set of skills that you can use in your daily life and future career as a Yoga instructor.

Big attention is given to Yoga Teaching Techniques and Principles, as well as to the correct alignment of asanas. You’ll learn how to prepare and conduct a class from beginning to end, how to keep your class engaged, and how to demonstrate, adjust and help your future students to reach their maximum potential getting the most benefit from the asanas performed.

We are confident that by the end of this course your level of fitness and practice will have improved significantly, and that you will feel your body and mind stronger, more flexible, and balanced, as well as an overall state of wellbeing deriving from the intense daily practices.


Pranayama is a set of Yogic Techniques and practices generally defined as breath control and is on its own considered a science. Here is what you’ll learn on the subject:

  • Introduction of pranayama
  • Benefits of pranayama
  • The Pranic body
  • Prana and lifestyle
  • Breath, health & pranayama
  • Pranayama and the spiritual development

Bandhas (Energy Locks)

Bandhas are energy locks provoqued by the contraction of certain groups of muscles and are widely used in yoga practice. Here's a glimpse of what you’ll learn on the subject

  • Preparation for Bandha
  • Benefits of Bandha
  • Mula Bandha
  • Jalandhara Bandha
  • Uddiyana Bandha

Mantra chanting

Mantras play a big role in daily Yogic life. Mantras are sounds, and prayers that carry huge energy and vibration. We’ll teach to sing:

  • Opening mantra
  • Om chanting
  • Gayatri Mantra
  • Guru Vandana (prayer to Guru)
  • Student and master mantra
  • Patanjali mantra (ashtanga mantra)
  • Completeness mantra

Kriya and Shatkarma (the six purification methods of hatha yoga)

Shatkarma is the Sanskrit term for one of the six yogic purification techniques (kriyas) as outlined in the "Hatha Yoga Pradipika." The purpose of these cleansing techniques is to keep the body strong, clean and healthy. They remove toxins and anything blocking the flow of prana in the body.

Practicing shatkarma internally purifies the body, and makes pranayama and meditation practice easier by preparing the body to perform these practices without distraction, discomfort or fatigue. This is a traditional yogic cleansing technique which is very effective and good to remove many illnesses and open the body blockages. You'll learn:

  • Jal Neti
  • Rubber Neti
  • Kunjal

Hatha Yoga

Indian traditional yoga style is called "Hatha" (“ha” means sun “Tha” means moon) Unifying the sun and the moon within (Yin and Yang). It's a physical method for preparing and maintaining the body, providing stamina flexibility Balance and strength. This is the most tradicional popular and beneficial yoga style. What you’ll practice:

Joints warm ups (Pawanmuktasana series a, b and c)

  • Surya namaskara (sun Salutation) & Chandra Namaskara (moon salutation)
  • Yoga Mudrasana
  • Matsyasana
  • Gupta Padmasana
  • Baddha Padmasana
  • Kukkutasana
  • Garbhasana

Backward bending Asanas

  • SaralBhujangasana (Easy cobra pose)
  • Bhujangasana (Cobra pose)
  • TiryakaBhujangasana (twisting cobra pose)
  • Sarpasana (snake pose)
  • ArdhaShalabhasana (half locust pose)
  • Shalabhasana (locust pose)
  • SaralDhanurasana (easy bow pose)
  • Kandharasana (shoulder pose)
  • Ardha Chandrasana (half moon pose)
  • Setu Asana (bridge pose)
  • Gomukhasana (cow’s face pose)

Forward bending Asanas

  • Paschimottanasana (back stretching pose)
  • GatyatmakPaschimottanasasna (dynamic back stretch pose)
  • PadaPrasarPaschimottanasana (legs spread back stretch pose)
  • JanuSirshasana (head to knee pose)
  • Ardha Padma paschimottanasana (half lotus back stretching pose)
  • Hasta PadaAngushthasana (finger to toe stretch)
  • Padahastasana (hand to foot pose)
  • SirshaAngusthaYogasana (head to toe pose)
  • Utthitajanusirshasana (standing head between knees pose)

Spinal twisting & Advanced Asanas

  • ArdhaMatsyendrasana (half spinal twist)
  • ParivrittiJanuSirsasana (spiralled head to knee pose)
  • Poornabhujangasana (full cobra pose)
  • Kurmasana (tortoise pose)
  • Poornashalabhasana (full locust pose)
  • PoornaDhanurasana (full bow pose)
  • Dhanu-rakarshan-asana (archer’s posed)
  • Chakrasana (wheel pose)
  • Hanumanasana (leg splitting pose)
  • Poornamatsyendrasana (full spinal twist pose)
  • Mayurasana (peacock pose)
  • Padma mayurasana (Lotus or bound peacock pose)
  • Gorakshasana (Yogi Gorakhnath’s pose)
  • Astavakrasana (eight-twists pose)
  • Vrischikasana (scorpion pose)
  • Inverted pose, balancing pose and core pose

Teaching methodology & adjustment

During these classes, you will learn how a perfect posture should be. You will also learn how to connect with your future students through correct class verbal guidance and touch adjustment, and about recurrent yoga injuries and how to prevent them. Teaching methodology is one the most important part of the course as our students will learn the following:

  • How to conduct a class
  • Classroom management
  • How to get in and come out from the posture
  • How to assist & help while teaching the class
  • Which kind of words you should be using as a yoga teacher
  • What makes you different than other teachers in terms of teaching.
  • Which kind of asanas you should recommend with different health issue
  • How to use belts, bolster, bricks and chair during the class adjustment.

Yoga Philosophy

The history of yoga, the sutras of Patanjali and the importance of yoga and its origins in India, are the subjects of these classes and lectures. Questions will be adressed and you will deepen your knowledge about yoga.

Yoga anatomy

Anatomy classes expose how the body, bones, inner systems, and respiration ar/ affected by asanas and the flow of breath. To know The basic structure and function of the organs and systems is very important to practitioners, so that their work as yoga teacher can be safe and beneficial to future students. This is what you’ll learn:

  • Complete Body Anatomy
  • Skeleton system
  • Muscular system
  • Circulatory system
  • Nervous system
  • Respiratory system
  • Endocrine system
  • Joints and movement.


Naturopathy is a form of healthcare that combines modern treatment with traditional methods. It includes alternative, natural therapies to modern medicine. Naturopathy focuses on:

  • the body’s capacity to heal itself
  • preventing health problems
  • a personal responsibility to optimize health

Naturopathic treatment plans focus on education and prevention. They often emphasize diet, exercise, and stress management. Some of the topics in this module include:

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology,
  • Foundation of Naturopathy,
  • Health,
  • Nutrition,
  • Yoga,
  • Indian System of Medicine,
  • Biochemistry,
  • Disease Treatment,
  • Herbal drugs


Ayurveda, is a natural system of medicine, originated in India more than 3,000 years ago. The term Ayurveda is derived from the Sanskrit words ayur (life) and veda (science or knowledge). Thus, Ayurveda translates to knowledge of life. Based on the idea that disease is due to an imbalance or stress in a person's consciousness, Ayurveda encourages certain lifestyle interventions and natural therapies to regain a balance between the body, mind, spirit, and the environment.
Some of the subjects in this module include:

  • Ayurveda – Basic Concepts
  • The Body Matrix
  • Panchamahabhutas
  • Health and Sickness
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment
  • Types of Treatment
  • Diet and Ayurvedic Treatment

Ashtanga Vinyasa

An intensive and integral part of yoga, Ashtanga yoga style requires deep commitment and self-practice to achieve the goal. The Pyramid’s yoga instructors are experienced teachers and advanced practitioners of the Ashtanga style and will guide you safely through the hardest postures. you’ll learn the complete Led primary series:

Standing poses

  • Hasta Padangusthasana & Pada Hastasana
  • Utthita Tri Konasana
  • Parivrtta Tri Konasana
  • Utthitan Parsva Konasana
  • Parivrtta Parsva Konasana
  • Prasarita Padottanasana A, B, C & D
  • Utthita Parsvottanasana
  • Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana
  • Utthita Parsvasahita
  • Utthita Eka Padasana
  • Ardhabaddha Padmottanasana
  • Utkastasana
  • Virabhadrasana A,B and C
  • Primary Asanas
  • Paschimottanasana A, B and C
  • Purvottanasana
  • ArdhaBaddha Padma Paschimottanasana
  • Tirieng Mukha Eka Pada Paschimottanasana
  • JanuSirsasana A,B and C
  • Marichyasana A,B and D
  • Navasana
  • Lolasana
  • BhujaPidasana
  • Kurmasana
  • GarbhaPindasana
  • Kukkutasana
  • BaddhaKonasana A & B
  • Konasana A & B

Intermediate Asanas

  • Salabhasana A & B
  • Dhanurasana
  • Ustrasana
  • Kapotasana A & B
  • SuptaVajrasana
  • BakasanaA
  • Bakasana B Jump
  • ArdhaMatsyendrasana
  • Yoga Nidrasana
  • Tittibhasana
  • PichaMayurasana
  • Vatayanasana
  • Gomukhasana A & B
  • Hasta Sirsasana (head stand)

Advanced A (optional)

  • Kasyapasana
  • Bhairavasana
  • UrdhvaKukkatasana A
  • Galavasana
  • EkaPadaViparitaDandasna
  • VipritaSalabhasana
  • GandhaBherundasana
  • Hanumanasana
  • Natrajasana
  • Raja Kapotasana


200 hours yoga teacher training Daily Schedule:

Session Time
Morning Tea : 05:30
Hatha Yoga Class : 06:00 - 07:30
Pranayama : 07:30 - 09:00
Breakfast/Tea : 09:00 - 10:00
Mantra/Anatomy/Teaching Methodology/Adjustment : 10:00 - 11:00
Teaching methodology /Anatomy/Naturopathy/Ayurveda : 11:30 - 12:30
Lunch / Rest : 13:00 - 15:00
Philosophy : 15:00 - 16:00
Tea Break :
Ashtanga Vinyasa : 16:30 - 18:00
Meditation/Yoga Nidra : 18:30 - 19:30
Dinner : 19:30 - 21:00

This schedule can be changed and will vary from week to week. Final weekly schedule will be provided in the beginning of the course.


This retreat will take place at the new Pyramid Yogshala yoga retreat center in Laxman Jhula Rishikesh, India. Rishikesh is a holy city and is known around as the Yoga capital of the world.

Every early March Rishikesh hosts the international Yoga Festival, organized by the world-famous Ashram Parmarth Niketan. Rishikesh is therefore the perfect place to learn and study yoga. Surrounded by beautiful green mountains, the holy and mighty Ganges, Himalayan foothills, and tranquility, the spiritual atmosphere of this place can easily be felt.

Monkeys, Squirrels , Dogs and Cows are everyday companions in Rishikesh just as Parrots, Peacocks and other species of exotic birds. The city of sages will lovingly welcome you as it does thousands of spiritual seekers who come to visit every year, and so will our dedicated team and committed staff

Included excursions and workshops

During the course, you will have the opportunity to experience different recreational activities to be scheduled, such as:

  • Famous Aarti at Parmarth Niketan or Rishikesh
  • Himalayan temple tour
  • Local market tour in Rishikesh
  • Sadhu cave tour
  • Indian cooking class
  • Mud therapy
  • 2 Ayurvedic massages
  • 1 Ayurvedic consultation

Optional Things to do in Rishikesh

There is a lot to do and see around here. these are not included in the price but we can arrange upon request.

  • Rafting
  • Bungee jumping
  • Camping and bonfire
  • Mountain biking
  • Flying fox
  • Cliff jumping
  • Trekking
  • Rappelling and rock climbing
  • Kayaking
  • Ayurvedic massage and therapies
  • Parasailing and paragliding
  • Experience the Traditional Indian culture

Course fees

  • Private accommodation USD$1399
  • Private accommodation for two USD$2399

What's Included?

  • Indian cooking workshop
  • Himalayan temple tour
  • Aarti guided session
  • Meditation Cave guided tour
  • Rishikesh market guided tour
  • Herbal teas snacks and healthy juices
  • Yoga kit - Comprehensive Yoga book, yoga matt, notebook and pen, yoga shirt, rudraksha meditation mala, and a bag
  • 3 fresh organic vegetarian meals a day
  • 25 nights accommodation
  • All classes as stated in this program
  • Naturopathy mud therapy session
  • 2 Ayurvedic massages during the course
  • 1 Ayurveda consultation
  • Pick-up from Dehradun Airport to school
  • Certificate of completion

What's Not Included?

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Drop off from the school to airport
  • Yoga Alliance fees
  • Alternative excursions
  • Alternative pick ups

How to Get To the Pyramids?

Recommended Airports

Dehradun Jolly Grant Airport (DED)
Dehradun Airport 14 km - Pick up Transfer included

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), from where you can take a domestic flight to Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun (DED). We provide free transportation from Dehradun airport to the school at the beginning of the course. You are welcome to arrive the day before to check in and get settled.

Arrival by bus

From the Delhi airport, you can get a taxi to bring you to Delhi ISBT bus station. From there you can find many government and private transportation to bring you to Rishikesh. Once you arrive at Rishikesh bus station, you can get a tuktuk or taxi to our Laxman Jhula drop off point where we will be waiting to pick you up.

Arrival by train

You can reach Rishikesh by train, from cities like Haridwar and Dehradun. From Rishikesh train station you can easily find taxis and other transportation services that will bring you to the school’s drop off point. If you want Pyramid Yogshala to help you arrange transportation from the train station, kindly let us know.

Cancellation policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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