5 Days Yoga & Meditation Retreat Rishikesh (India)


Embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery and spiritual growth with our Breathwork (Pranayama) & Meditation Teacher Training Course. This comprehensive program is designed to equip you with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to guide others on their path to inner peace and well-being. Through a combination of theory, practice, and experiential learning, you’ll explore the ancient wisdom of pranayama and meditation, delving deep into their profound effects on the mind, body, and spirit. Under the guidance of experienced instructors, you’ll learn various breathing techniques, mindfulness practices, and meditation methods, gaining a deeper understanding of their therapeutic benefits and scientific foundations.

Whether you’re a seasoned practitioner looking to deepen your practice or a newcomer eager to share these transformative tools with others, our teacher training course offers a supportive and nurturing environment for personal growth and professional development. Join us on this enriching journey and awaken to the limitless potential within.

Throughout our Breathwork (Pranayama) & Meditation Teacher Training Course, you’ll not only learn the art of guiding others through these practices but also undergo your own profound transformation. Through introspective exercises, group discussions, and immersive experiences, you’ll cultivate a deeper connection to your inner self, uncovering layers of wisdom and insight that will empower you both personally and professionally. Our course goes beyond the techniques themselves, emphasizing the importance of cultivating presence, empathy, and authenticity as a teacher. You’ll explore the ethics of teaching and learn how to create inclusive and supportive spaces for people from all walks of life. Whether you aspire to lead group classes, offer one-on-one guidance, or integrate these practices into your existing profession, our training will provide you with the tools and resources you need to thrive in your journey as a breathwork and meditation teacher. Join our community of like-minded souls and embark on a transformative adventure that will ripple out into the world, spreading peace, healing, and love.

Breathwork & Meditation Course, Why?


In today’s fast-paced and often stressful world, a Breathwork & Meditation Course holds immense importance for the modern generation. Here are several reasons why:

  • Stress Relief: Modern life is filled with pressures from work, relationships, and societal expectations. Breathwork and meditation offer effective tools for managing stress, reducing anxiety, and promoting relaxation, providing much-needed relief in a world that often feels overwhelming.
  • Mental Health Support: The modern generation faces unprecedented levels of mental health challenges, including depression, burnout, and loneliness. Breathwork and meditation have been scientifically proven to enhance mental well-being, promoting emotional resilience, self-awareness, and inner peace.
  • Mindfulness in the Digital Age: With the constant bombardment of information and distractions from technology, cultivating mindfulness has become essential. Breathwork and meditation teach individuals how to anchor themselves in the present moment, fostering greater focus, clarity, and presence amidst the digital noise.
  • Holistic Health Benefits: Beyond mental well-being, Breathwork and meditation offer a wide range of physical health benefits, including improved cardiovascular health, immune function, and sleep quality. By addressing the mind-body connection, these practices support holistic health and vitality.
  • Empowerment and Self-Discovery: In a culture that often prioritizes external achievements and validation, Breathwork and meditation provide pathways for inner exploration and self-discovery. They empower individuals to connect with their authentic selves, cultivate self-love and acceptance, and tap into their innate wisdom and creativity.
  • Connection and Community: Despite the interconnectedness facilitated by technology, many people feel a deep sense of disconnection and loneliness. Breathwork and meditation courses create opportunities for individuals to connect authentically with themselves and others, fostering supportive communities based on compassion, acceptance, and shared growth.

21 Days Pranayama & Meditation Teacher Training (Course Overview)


The purpose of mantra chanting in yoga is to generate vibrations and connect with the universe. Each mantra is special and rich with spiritual energy.

  • How to Sit Properly
  • Introduction to Mantra Science
  • Significance of Mantras.
  • Morning & Evening prayers
  • Om Asato Maa Sadgamaya (Mantra from Upanishad)
  • Tvameva mata ca pita Tvameva (Sloka on God)
  • Om Tryambakam Yajamahe ( Mantra on lord Shiva)
  • Om sahana vavatu ( Mantra from Upanishad)
  • Guru Brahma Guru Vishnu Gurudevo maheshwara ( Guru stotram)
  •  Meditative steps of performing the hatha yoga; centering, entering, refining, holding, coming out, and reflection
  •  Surya namaskar (sun salutations) – dynamic surya namaskar, surya namaskar with breathe awareness, surya namaskar with 12 mantras with their bija-mantra chanting
  •  Modifications of yoga asanas
  •  Types of yoga asanas – standing, sitting, backward bending, forward bending, spinal twisting, fire series, inversion, shavasana etc.
  •  Alignment & art of adjustment
  •  Preventing common injuries
  •  Counter pose
  •  Contraindications
  •  Yoga asanas benefits
  • Introduction to science of breath
  •  Physiology of pranayama
  •  Basic postures for pranayama
  •  Establishment of diaphragmatic breath
  •  1:1, 1:2 and 1:4 breathing practices
  •  Different practices of pranayama: nadi shodhana, ujjayee, kapalabhati, bhastrika, shitali, shitkari and brahmari
  •  Benefits or pranayama practices
  •  Guidelines for regular pranayama
  •  Jalandhara-bandha (chin lock)
  •  Uddiyana-bandha (abdominal lock)
  •  Moola-bandha (root lock)
  •  Jala-neti
  •  Sutra-neti

Chin Mudra (Psychic Gesture of Consciousness)
Jnana Mudra (Psychic Gesture of Knowledge)
Bhairava Mudra (Terrifying Gesture)
Hridaya Mudra (Heart Gesture)
Khechari Mudra (Toungue Lock)
Shanmukhi Mudra
Ashwini Mudra (Horse Gesture)
Nasikagra Mudra

  • Introduction to the concept and practices of relaxation
  •  Relaxation in daily life
  •  Sequence of relaxation practices
  •  Tension & relaxation exercises
  •  Systematic relaxation exercises
  •  31 points relaxation exercise
  •  What is meditation & what is not?
  •  Meditation in daily life
  •  Yoga asanas for meditation
  •  2-5 minutes meditations
  •  So-ham mediation
  •  Introduction about yoga anatomy and physiology
  •  Systems: Digestive system, Respiratory system
  •  Effect of yoga posture on muscles and systems
  •  Pancha tattva (five great elements)
  •  Pancha kosha (five sheaths)
  •  Pancha pranas (five vital energy)
  •  General introduction: six schools of Indian philosophy
  •  Philosophy in daily life
  •  The Yoga-sutras of Patanjali
  •  Astanga-yoga: yama, niyam, asana, pranayam, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, and samadhi
  •  Yoga Ethics
    •  Yamas and Niyamas
    •  More on the ethics of a teacher
  •  Learning to instruct & guide
  •  Main points: Teaching to what you observe, Timing a class, Greeting/Centering, Sequence in teaching,
  •  Demonstration
  •  Health Concerns
  •  Language
  •  Modification in Posture
  •  The practice and service of teaching yoga
  •  Develop intention for classes
  •  Self-evaluation
  •  Assignments
  •  Feed back
  •  Group discussion
  •  Question & answer
  •  Home work

Typical Daily Schedule

05:00 am Wake Up
06:00 am Herbal Tea
06:15 am Shatkarma / Yogic cleansing
06:30 am Yoga Asana
08:00 am Pranayama and Chanting
09:15 am Breakfast
10:30 am Yoga Anatomy
11:30 am Yoga Philosophy
12:30 pm Lunch
04:30 pm Hatha/Ashtanga Yoga Asana
05:50 pm Teaching Methodology
07:00 pm Meditation
08:15 pm Dinner
10:00 pm Lights Out
Please note : Daily Schedule is subject to change – Divine Yoga School


Course Fees INCLUDE:
  • 21 nights non-AC Accommodation (AC available at additional cost)
  • Three vegetarian meals per day
  • Afternoon Tea (Masala Chai)
  • Weekly half-day excursions
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Yoga materials during class (i.e. yoga mat, block, belt, etc.)
  • Sightseeing near Rishikesh city on a rest day (half-day trip)
  • Textbooks, printed study handouts, and study manual
  • 200 Hours Course Certification from Yoga Alliance, USA
  • Airport Transfer (available at additional charges)
  • Travel expenses (i.e. airfare, train, bus, taxi, etc.)
  • Laundry services (available at additional charges)
  • Extra nights beyond course dates (available at additional charges)
  • Extra excursions not organized by the school
  • Air Conditioning / Heater (available at additional charges)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Medical Expenses
  • Other Personal Expenses

Refund Policy

Advance deposit is strictly non-refundable. However, your advance deposit amount can be retained for rescheduling, only if the applicant makes a request 7 days before the program start date.  Please read the details under Refund Policy.

School Policy & Code of Conduct

By signing and booking for your course at Divine Yoga School, you are acknowledging that you have read, agree, and accept our School Policy and Code of Conduct. Please go through our School Policy and Code of Conduct thoroughly.



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    Frequently Asked Questions


    How many classes do I need to attend daily during the course?

    There are 6 classes for different subjects every day.

    Do we need to attend all the sessions of the training course?

    Yes, you are required to attend all the modules of the yoga teacher training programme

    Do you have any dress code for the yoga school?

    Appropriate dress code needs to be followed during yoga class and modesty be maintained with local culture concerns.

    Do I need to attend any exams?

    Yes, there will be midterm and final written exam for the course based on theory and practice from the course curriculum.

    What is the maximum batch size?

    The maximum batch size is 12 students to maintain quality and proper interaction.

    In case, I have done 200 Hours Yoga TTC from other school, Can I enroll in 300 Hours Yoga TTC at Divine Yoga School Rishikesh?

    Yes, you can.

    What if, I am interested to learn yoga and its practices for myself, not for becoming a yoga teacher?

    Yes, you can join our course. The course will give your enough transformational knowledge of yoga and other subjects which will serve you as a guide to overcome the challenges of life and ensure health and happiness in modern. society.

    What is a Yoga Alliance registered yoga school? Is your school registered with Yoga Alliance USA?

    A yoga school registered with Yoga Alliance USA is called as RYS which maintains the credentials or yoga teacher training standards par excellence with of international level. Yes, Divine Yoga School is a registered yoga school with Yoga Alliance USA.

    Can I teach internationally after completion of Yoga Teacher Training Course from Divine Yoga School Rishikesh?

    Yes, Course, Our certificate enables all the pass outs to teach internationally