Transform yourself through our spiritual yoga teacher trainings in Rishikesh, India

Take your yoga practice to the highest level in the birthplace of Yoga

Welcome home, yogis!
"Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the single candle will not be shortened."

Nothing gives us more joy and purpose than being able to share the light of yoga with our students.

Over the past decade, we've had the honor of helping hundreds of yogis understand yoga not just as a sweaty work out, but as a way of life.

We've worked hard to distill and refine the teachings of a timeless practice into a 30 day yoga teacher training program, which we hope prepares you to share your own light with the world.

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Hear Madeline's testimonial (0:53)
"I couldn’t have asked for a more life-changing experience"

It was probably the most transformative experience I could've asked for. It's been challenging, but the people, and the teachers instill such an incredible strength, gratitude, and integrity. I will never be the same.

- Madeline L.
Why choose Vinyasa Yoga School?

That is, of course, an individual choice or preference. We would suggest you do your own research, read the reviews of our students and make up your mind. It can be a daunting task to choose the right school - many people offer advice on how to choose a yoga TTC.

All we can say - in all humility - is that our reputation and our students speak for us.

See how we compare to other yoga schools
World capital of yoga
Study yoga where it all began! Experience bliss in Rishikesh, a holy city nested between the sacred Ganga river and the magnificent Himalayan mountains.
Intimate class sizes
Unlike other courses with 50-100+ students, we split our classes into groups of 15 people and cap our courses at 45 students. You’ll have more opportunities for feedback, questions, and most importantly time to practice teaching.
Award-winning teachers
Our world-class faculty includes Masters in Yoga. Our teachers have taught all across India, including training the Indian Army, and leading courses for the Indian government. Did we mention we’re also all fluent in English?
Hear Adam's story (0:59)
"An eye-opening and expansive experience"

What I liked the most about the course is how the teachers gave a unique part of themselves and what they've learned about yoga, and they delivered it in a way that was real and genuine. I've really enjoyed my time here and it's been such a privilege to be under their tuition.

- Adam T.
What will you learn?
Atha yoganushasanam - Patanjali's Yog Sutras 1:1
(Now, we begin the study of yoga)

Deepen your practice with our 200, 300, and 500 hour yoga teacher trainings every month of the year.

All of our trainings are certified by Yoga Alliance and recognized internationally.

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200 hour
Foundational Training
Establish your foundation, deepen your practice, and learn how to teach. Perfect for all skill levels!
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300 hour
Advanced Training
Master your skills, advance your teaching career. Students must have a prior RYT200 hour certification.
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500 hour
Immersion Training
Completely immerse your soul in yoga. Combines our 200 & 300 hour programs into a 60 day program.
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Hear Mary's testimonial (0:36)
"I'm so incredibly grateful for this entire experience"

Coming to India, studying in India, being amongst all these people from all over the world has literally been a dream. I'm so fortunate to have this experience. The teachers were amazing, the school is incredible! You deserve this. If you are even thinking about becoming a yoga teacher, come here!

- Mary G.
Get a glimpse at the essence of Laxman Jhula, Rishikesh

Our yoga school is situated in the heart of a vibrant and historic yoga community: Laxman Jhula – cradled between the vast Himalayan mountain range and the magnificent Ganga river.

Some schools prefer to isolate themselves from road access and from the rich culture of India. At Vinyasa Yoga School, you'll be footsteps away from dipping your toes in the Ganga, exploring the eclectic shops and cafes, and striking up conversations with the friendly locals.

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Hear Suzannah's testimonial (1:18)
"I've never felt more confident and comfortable with myself"

This course was way more than I ever thought I could imagine. I'm so happy that this is the school that I chose! I've never felt more confident and comfortable with myself. The teachers were amazing! I couldn't have had a better experience. Spiritually, emotionally - I'm a different person, and I can't wait to go home and teach everyone what I've learned.

- Suzannah B.
How do I know if this is right for me?
You're seeking to learn from the source
The Holy City of Rishikesh is widely known as the "yoga capital of the world", and for good reason.
It's been a home and inspiration to countless yogis and truth-seekers throughout the ages.
Many students come to our school looking for a sense of understanding and perspective that they can't find elsewhere.
You're seeking a deeper connection with yoga
It doesn't matter if you've been practicing for 10 days or 10 years - there's something here for everyone.
The only prerequisite for our students is that they have an open mind and an appetite for learning and growth.
Our teachers are wonderful at balancing varying skill levels - we have had students who are relatively new to yoga taking the course alongside students with more than a decade of experience and several teacher training certifications.
You're seeking an immersive & authentic experience
There's no sugar-coating our course - it's intense.
You'll be diving deep into all aspects of yoga 6 days a week, and you'll experience what it's like to push the reset button on your mind, body, and soul.
Our teachers grew up here in Rishikesh and have spent their lives devoted to yoga and sharing its light with others. We hope you'll get to experience what yoga can do for your soul.
Hear Dana's testimonial (2:12)
"I understand myself in a very profound way now"

The teachers are a wonderful mix of intelligence, dedication, compassion, and love. These are people that have dedicated their lives to yoga. Because of that, I have gained so much knowledge and understanding, love and compassion that will follow me and touch my own students for the rest of my life.

- Dana M.
What steps do I need to take to enroll?
Step 1: Send a "Namaste" our way!
Reach out to us through the form below so we can learn more about you and answer any questions you have!
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We have 200, 300, and 500 hour yoga teacher trainings every month of the year. Come be a part of our next one!

Upcoming 200 & 300 hour trainings
February 8th - March 10th, 2022
March 15th - April 14th, 2022
April 19th - May 19th, 2022
Upcoming 500 hour trainings
February 8th - April 14th, 2022
March 15th - May 19th, 2022
April 19th - June 23rd, 2022
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COVID-19 Updates
  • Our training courses are currently suspended, and we do not have an online training.
  • Reservations are still open for the dates listed, with a flexible reservation policy (see below.)
  • We are hopeful that we will re-open in 2021, as long as global travel policies allow for it.
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  • Reservation deposits are not refundable, but they will never expire.