500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Pokhara, Nepal​

  • Unearth deeper layers of the yogic science, its system, and discipline amidst snow-laden beauty in the heart of Nepal. Evolve through various stages of the art from novice to advance with Rishikul Yogshala’s 500 Hour Yoga TTC. Immerse in a completely transformative journey of the mind, body, and spirit in the meditative embrace of Nepal.

500 HOUR YOGA TTC IN Pokhara, Nepal

Feel the cool breeze of fresh air against your skin as you pay homage to some of nature’s most breathtaking treasures. The land of Lord Buddha, the place of eternal evolution for Sage Rishi Nemi, the breathtaking country of Nepal calls out the driven and the dedicated ones to immerse in deeply authentic and traditional teachings of yoga and meditation. Embark upon the inward journey of the art under the esteemed shadow of evolved yoga teachers and mentors.

The country has been a nurturer of several yoga and meditation gurus who set foot on this divine land in order to submit themselves to the learning and practice of this science. Several yogis travel from India and set a second home in the lap of Nepal for mental and spiritual salvation. The country is flourished with old historic pagodas, gompas, Hindu temples, that offer quaint serenity and wisdom in its purest form to the wandering yogis. It is a perfect destination to immerse in enriching yogic practices through various stages a 500 Hour Yoga TTC program entails while dwelling in the soulful ambiance of Nepal. Owing to these reasons, it is one of Rishikul Yogshala’s most beloved branches offering 500 Hour Yoga program.


Take the ideal step towards complete evolution into a yoga teacher and serious practitioner of the art with our 500 Hour Yoga TTC in the valley of Pokhara. Travel to the country of Nepal and bookmark it for life as you emerge as a complete yogi in its soulful embrace. As the title suggests, a 500 Hour Yoga program is a complete blend of 200 Hour and 300 Hour Yoga Training program. Wherein the first segment of the program helps the students carve a strong niche to build their life as a yogi through a highly immersive curriculum, the second half segment concentrates on advancing the learning and practices of the science. Our 500 Hour Yoga program is ideal for those who wish to set foot onto the glorious expedition of yoga and graduate as a full-fledged yoga teacher and practitioner. The entire curriculum has been developed according to the guidelines prescribed by Yoga Alliance USA and Yoga Alliance International, carved to perfection by our revered yoga teachers. The program structure is designed to take you through various aspects of traditional yoga forms both theoretically and practically with sheer authenticity and perfection.

Gain complete expertise and skills, both theoretical and practical as you penetrate deeply into various classical subjects such as Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Yoga Anatomy, Adjustment and Alignment, Shatkriyas, Yoga Philosophy, and much more imparted through a set of different mediums such as workshops, practicum, guided sessions (theory and practice), interactions, and many more. Additionally, we plan scheduled excursions to provide a timely break in order to help our students revitalize and rejuvenate while they are going through the rigorous demands of the program.

You would also learn how to modify various asanas for procuring specific benefits and target advantages. While the advanced teaching methodology classes shall help you grasp the vision and the techniques to help you become a great yoga teacher.

Subjects Undertaken

Hatha Yoga (Beginner Level – Advanced Level)

Hatha Yoga

  • Hatha Yoga – Advance Classical And Traditional Style
  • Chandra Namaskar With Chakra Awareness
  • Primary + Advance Series Of Joints And Glands Exercise
  • Balancing Series Of Asana
  • Core Practices Of Asana
  • Difference B/W Hatha And Ashtanga Yoga
  • Twisting Series Of Asana
  • 4 Important Meditative Postures
  • Study of Asana as more than a Physical Exercise
  • Shankprashalana Asana Series For Cleaning Abdomen
  • Asana according to Patanjali

Ashtanga Yoga (Beginner Level – Advanced Level)

Ashtanga Yoga (in-depth study and practice)

  • Primary and Intermediate Series
  • Flexibility And Strength For Series
  • Importance To Have Much Water In Body To Do Series
  • Importance Of Sequence And Systematic Flow

Yoga Philosophy/ Yoga Lifestyle (Beginner Level – Advanced Level)

Yoga Philosophy/ Yoga Lifestyle

  • Study of Kundalini and Chakra
  • Study of Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Raja Yoga, Swara Yoga and Tantra Yoga
  • Study of Yoga in connection with Gita
  • Health Maintenance and Benefits of Yoga
  • Study of Nourishing the Body
  • Karma And Non-Attachment In Yogic Dimensions
  • Four Level Of Consciousness
  • Kundalini Awakening
  • Keys to Successful Living In Yogic Science
  • Meditation And The Spiritual Heart
  • Intuitive Dream and Lucid Dream
  • Meaning of Birth And Death In Yogic Science
  • Reincarnation In Spiritual Science
  • 6 Main Obstacles In The Path Of Yoga
  • Samadhi and Its Study

Levels of Concentration and Meditation (Beginner Level – Advanced Level)

Levels of Concentration and Meditation II

  • Obstacles In Meditation
  • Witnessing Meditation
  • Chakra Awareness Meditation
  • Yantra Awareness Meditation
  • Root Mantra Awareness Meditation
  • Non Duality Awareness Meditation
  • Open Eye Meditation
  • Third Eye Meditation

Pranayama – Swara Yoga (Beginner Level – Advanced Level)


  • Pancha Prana( The Five Vital Force)
  • Kumbhaka (Retention )
  • Importance Of Sushumna
  • Nature And Activities Of Ida, Pingala & Sushumna
  • Awakening Of Sushumna Energy
  • Tuning Of Nadi By Nadi Shodhanam

Yoga Anatomy and Psychology (Beginner Level – Advanced Level)

Yoga Anatomy and Psychology

  • Familiarity With Major Systems In The Body
  • Review Of Yogic Digestive System And Respiratory System
  • Shankprashalana Effective Practice In Upper And Lower Abdomen
  • Effects Of Pranayama On Cardio-Vascular System
  • Benefits Of Asana On Muscular System
  • Anatomy Of Glands And Its Connections To Chakras
  • Importance Of Master Gland To Know The Value Of Third Eye In Yoga
  • Anatomy Of Nervous System With Understanding Nadi And Pranic Currents
  • Chakra Meditation for the Glands

Adjustment and Alignment (Beginner Level – Advanced Level)

Adjustment and Alignment

  • Art Of Adjustment Yoga For Daily Life
  • Workshop On Twisting Postures
  • Understanding each and every detail of the whole Body, its Emotions and Vibrations while doing Asana
  • Balancing the Body Weight to Feel the Infinity Within
  • Modifying the Asana practice according to individual’s Limitations

Mantra (Beginner Level – Advanced Level)


  • Introduction Of Ajapa Japa
  • Importance Of So-HUM
  • Invocation Mantra For Patanjali
  • Mantra For Completeness
  • Mantra For Awakening Wisdom
  • Mantra For Fearlessness Life
  • Mantra For Divine Love Between Teacher & Student

Mudra (Beginner Level – Advanced Level)

Mudra (Beginner Level – Advanced Level)

  • Practicum of Asana Mudra
  • Practicum of Prana Mudra
  • Practicum of Psychic Mudra
  • Preparation of Mudra for Bandha
  • Meaning of Yoga Mudra

Yoga Nidra (Beginner Level – Advanced Level)

Yoga Nidra (Beginner Level – Advanced Level)

  • Study of Lucid Dreams
  • Study of Intuitive Dreams
  • Role of Yoga Nidra in Developing Intuition
  • Yoga Nidra Practices From Himalayan Tradition
  • Implications of Resting The Mind in Heart Center
  • Yoga Nidra and Its Common Assumptions

Shatkriya (Beginner Level – Advanced Level)

Shatkriya (Beginner Level – Advanced Level)

  • Practicum Of Trataka (Cleansing And Preparation For Concentration And Improves Eye Sight Through Candle Light)
  • Practicum Of Shankaprashalana For Cleaning Of Lower Abdomen
  • Practicum Of Herbal Steam Inhalation For Sinus And Migraine Issues

Bandhas (Beginner Level – Advanced Level)

Bandhas (Beginner Level – Advanced Level)

  • Uddyana Bandha
  • Jalandhar Bandha
  • Maha Bandha
  • Importance of Maha Bandha
  • Benefits and contra-indications



  • Workshop
  • Sushumna Application

Teaching Methodology (Beginner Level – Advanced Level)

Teaching Methodology (Beginner Level – Advanced Level)

  • Building A Social Relationship Between Teachers And Students
  • Inspiring And Motivating In Difficult Situation
  • Developing confidence while Teaching and sharing the Yogic Practices
  • Inculpating a Multi Style Lesson Plan And Instructing Skills
  • Benefits And Limitations
  • Delivering an Effective Feedback to Aspirants
  • Workshop On Inversion Postures

Practicum (Beginner Level – Advanced Level)

Practicum (Beginner Level – Advanced Level)

  • Adjusting in Shavasana
  • Diagnosing the blood pressure system
  • 1:4 breathing for emotion purification


Sample daily schedule
  • 05.30 AM - 06:00 AM
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  • Morning Tea
  • 06:00 AM - 07:30 AM
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  • Hatha Yoga
  • 07:45AM - 8:45Am
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  • Pranayama
  • 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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  • Breakfast
  • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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  • Yoga Philosophy
  • 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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  • Tea Break
  • 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
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  • MantraYoga/Teaching methodology
  • 01:00 PM - 01.45 PM
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  • Lunch
  • 03.00 PM - 04.00 PM
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  • Yoga Anatomy/Alignment Class
  • 04:00 PM - 04:15 PM
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  • Tea Break
  • 04.15 PM - 05.45 PM
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  • Ashtanga Yoga
  • 06.00 PM - 07.00 PM
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  • Meditation/Yoga Nidra
  • 07:00 PM - 07:45 PM
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  • Dinner

Recognized Certification In 500 Hour Yoga Program In India

As a yoga teacher and practitioner, 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification is recognized as the highest level of the certification program in yoga. Owing to our recognition with the prestigious Yoga Alliance, we provide our 500 Hour YTTC graduates the opportunity and privilege to teach and preach the art of yoga from basic level to advanced level across the globe. With this certification, you shall be recognized among some of the finest advanced level Yoga teachers and practitioners.

Our teachers

In addition, we also have a team of Assistant Yoga Teachers assigned during the course of the yoga program who take you through a safe and enlightening journey of yoga and spirituality.


Travelling miles away from home can be quite thrilling. However, when it comes to a resting place, nothing feels as great as home. We definitely level with this fact. And, so we put in our best efforts to provide you with a cozy and comfortable stay and an atmosphere that can help you feel at home, only more quaint, natural and unique. We place our students in neat, cozy accommodation that is furnished with wooden work for earthen feel, facilitated with all the modern amenities such as twin beds, TV, geyser, attached washrooms, private seating area, lights, fans, etc. This is not all. We understand how vital it is for our yogis to be at a place where they can feel inspired and self-reflect. Surrounded by the magnificent sparkling beauty of the Annapurna Range, with humming river streams at the bottom, lustrous gardens, our venue in Nepal is all set to enrich your heart and soul with its tranquil appeal and mesmeric ambiance. We offer both private and twin sharing rooms to the students. Air-conditioned rooms can be availed at additional charges.


Fresh fruits, succulent salads, freshly sourced vegetables cooked to perfection in healing herbs and Ayurvedic recipes, the food platter served to our students at Rishikul Yogshala is a delight for mind and the body both. While undergoing the rigorous curriculum of 500 Hour YTTC, a well-nourished body and a well-fed soul is of the essence. We, at Rishikul Yogshala level with this fact and so, we only serve wholesome yogic meals to our students endowed with healing and restorative properties. The food is prepared from fresh produce sourced from the plush agricultural fields, a few miles from our venue and, is beautifully prepared by our professional chefs with specialization in Ayurveda cuisine. Along with serving balanced yogic meals, we also serve herbal drinks as accompaniments. If you have a special inclination for vegan choices, then we are more than happy to accommodate the same. However, we would appreciate if we are notified of the same in prior.



  • Yoga in the mountains at sunrise the next day
  • Phewa lake visit with the guide
  • Cleaning of Lakeside as a part of Karma Yoga
  • Planning of trekking activities to Annapurna range
  • A glorious night’s stay in Sarangkot on full moon day. A panorama that drifts an entity into a magical outer space, a place secluded from rest of the civilization that is eminent for its enchanting beauty and serene environment looks exceptionally magical on a full moon day. Spending a night at this place on a full moon marks an experience of a lifetime which can only be cherished like an immortal memory in the heart and soul of an entity.


By Airway : Connected internationally, the closest airport would be Tribhuvan airport in Kathmandu. Multiple flights from various destinations run to and from Kathmandu. One can land at the international airport in Kathmandu and take a bus or car ride to Pokhara.

By Land : If you are coming to Pokhara from India, you will find multiple points of entry into Pokhara, Nepal. Some of the entry points are Kakkarbhitta (West Bengal), Biratnagar (Bihar), Birgunj (Bihar), Sunauli, Nepalgunj, Dhanagadi and Mahendranagar (all across the border from Uttar Pradesh). Take a bus and reach the destination with ease


  • 60-Day Accommodation
  • 1 T-shirt for yoga class
  • 2 yoga books for self-study
  • 3 vegetarian meals per day
  • 3 teas per day
  • 500hr YTT certificate
  • Comprehensive and detailed curriculum
  • Detailed teaching on communication skills for teaching
  • Detailed teaching on meditation, pranayama, asanas, mudras, sadhana, and mantras
  • Nasal wash pot
  • Outdoor yoga practice and meditation
  • Weekend social, cultural, and recreational activities
  • Weekly group discussion aimed to develop your critical skills
  • Yoga YTT manuals and materials



On successful completion of a Yoga TTC in Nepal, you are bestowed upon some of the most enticing gifts like:

  • Enliven a truly enlightening yogic experience in one of the globe’s most breathtaking and adventurous destinations.
  • Upon graduation, acquire the prestigious mark of excellence endowed by the infamous Yoga Alliance as a 500 RYT (registered yoga teacher)
  • Preach the majestic science of yoga anywhere on the globe as one of the finest yoga instructors exhibiting advanced knowledge and skills in the art of yoga.
  • Evolve into a full-fledged yoga teacher and practitioner traveling through various stages of the science.
  • Earn the right and privilege to attain the authentic forms of yoga under the esteemed guidance of globally recognized yoga teachers and mentors.
  • Gain in-depth knowledge of the yoga philosophy and its system. Imbibe the pragmatic way of life towards the complete enrichment of the mind, body, and soul.
  • Learn to adjust your body and mind in complex asanas with endurance and safety
  • Move through various series and types of yoga poses from basic to advanced while avoiding injury.
  • Acquire the skills to mold and modify the yoga practice and asanas according to the requirement and for attaining enhanced benefits.
  • Exercise the ability to heal and restore while healing others.
  • Engage in soulful interactions and discussion with fellow yogis and like-minded individuals. Establish bonds of a lifetime!
  • Evolve as the finest yoga teacher with expertise in teaching a range of subjects under 200 Hour, 300 Hour and 500 Hour.
  • Peel the layers of your inner being towards self-realization and rejuvenation.

student testimonial

Daria shiels

I have just completed the 200hours yoga teacher training with these guys and absolutely loved every minute of it. The course was taught by people who were not only excellent teachers but also amazing human beings who share their knowledge and space with joy.

Gwynneth Oceana Dreaming

A fantastic course with wonderful teachers and a mix of students from all over the globe (in the 200hr YTT course I did). In this course you receive teachings in many areas of Yoga - Asanas, Pranayama, Philosophy, Meditation, adjustment and alignment of postures, teacher methodology, Mudras, a little Mantra and even chair Yoga! (for people less mobile).