500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Dharamsala, India
Are you looking for authentic yoga training with depth and integrity?
Would you like an international yoga family who will support your teaching career for years to come?
Do you want to study with teachers from the birthplace of yoga?
You’re in the right place.
The only program in South Asia that offers affordable, high-quality training and a yogic experience to balance mind, body, and spirit.
Yoga Training Experience
Why Siddhi Yoga?
At Siddhi Yoga, we offer unparalleled instruction and value, all in a warm, supportive setting often described as family. In this age of commercialism, it’s almost impossible to find yoga teacher training that offers both depth and affordability. We’re on a mission to change that.
At Siddhi Yoga you’ll find
Classes of 25 or less
Exposure to more than one style of yoga
A chance to rediscover yourself in the mountains of India
Two months with like-minded yogis
Nutritious, homemade Indian food that is vegetarian/vegan
A true yogic lifestyle
Good value combined with high quality
Over 200 five-star Facebook reviews
Over 500 YouTube testimonials
Over 1,000 graduates from more than 60 countries
Yoga Training Experience
What You’ll Take Away
You’ll leave Siddhi Yoga with a solid foundation for teaching built on the philosophy and lifestyle of yoga, as well as a Yoga Alliance Certification. If you want to learn how yoga can go beyond the physical practice to improve body, mind and spirit, this program is for you. Our number one goal is to help you deepen your practice and leave confident to teach.
Siddhi Yoga is often described as family, so along with your Yoga Alliance Certification, you’ll also take away an international networkknown for its warmth that will support you for years to come.
Yoga Training Experience
Where You’ll Be
The small city of Dharamsala is surrounded by the breathtaking Himalayas. Dharamsala is said to vibrate with the pure spiritual energy and abundance of the Himalayas. At Siddhi Yoga, you will be immersed in an environment that supports your yoga practice physically, energetically, and spiritually.
Dharamsala is known for being home to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, along with many Tibetans who have taken refuge in Mcleodganj, about one kilometer away. The word “Dharamsala” can be loosely translated to “spiritual dwelling place,” and amazingly, it lives up to its name.
YOGA TRAINING EXPERIENCE
What You’ll Study
Our 500-Hour Yoga Teacher Training is a rare opportunity for serious yoga practitioners to deepen their knowledge in the heart of India. Spending time with Indian yoga masters is an incomparable way to enhance your practice and prepare to share yoga with others.
This advanced yoga teacher training will take you beyond the basics and leave you ready to teach with confidence as a 500 Hour RYT. You’ll study advanced poses and learn to teach the basics with greater sophistication. Each phase of asana study is informed by anatomy, alignment, and physiology, preparing you to apply that knowledge to every sequence you create.
In addition to an in-depth look at the physical aspects of yoga, our 500 Hour training will guide you to explore expansiveness of mind through yoga philosophy, meditation, mudra, bandhas, kriya, and pranayama. You’ll also learn the therapeutic and psychological applications of these practices. Finally, you’ll explore the business and ethics of teaching yoga and leave fully prepared for success.
200-Hour Course Curriculum
Anatomy and Physiology
Multiple Styles of Yoga
The Yoga Sutras
Asana Alignment and Modifications
300-Hour Course Curriculum
Psychology of yoga
Ethics of teaching yoga
Business of yoga teaching
Therapeutic applications of yoga
Advanced studies of the history and philosophy of yoga
YOGA TRAINING EXPERIENCE
How We’re Different
At Siddhi Yoga, we combine quality with value to offer far more than physical exercise. Yoga provides life-changing tools that go beyond asana, and we’re committed to sharing them with you.
We also uphold yoga’s spiritual depth, which is non-denominational and non-religious. Any students who wish to deepen their practice–physical, spiritual, or both–is welcome, even if teaching is not the goal.
Daily Schedule (Sample)
07:00 – 09:00 Kryias, Pranayama, Asana Practice
09:00 – 10:00 Breakfast
10:10 – 11:10 Anatomy & Physiology
11:15 – 13:00 Alignments/The Art of Teaching Methodology
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:15 – 15:15 Yoga Philosophy
15:15 – 15:45 Karma Yoga / Self-Study
15:45 – 17:15 Asana Practice
17:15 – 17:30 Tea Break
17:45 – 18:30 Meditation
19:00 – 20:00 Dinner
20:00 – 21:00 Satsang/Kirtan/Dance/Music – Once a Week
Over 1,000 graduates from more than 60 countries have deepened their yoga practice and become teachers at Siddhi Yoga. In 2018, we were recognized as one of the Twenty Most Promising Institutes in India. With over 200 five-star Facebook reviews and 500 YouTube testimonials, we’ll let the students speak for themselves.
Siddhi yoga teachers and staff have become my family over the course of my stay. The program, location and food far exceeded my expectations. It was a privilege to be here and to graduate from this program. I feel prepared to go out and teach and beyond that I have made friends from all over the world who have inspired in more ways than I can express in a review. Thank you Siddhi Yoga!
I found the training a truly enlightening experience. My journey has created more awareness through my practice. The teachers are all amazing and professional. The location was perfect as every morning started was a tranquil setting of beautiful mountains and peaceful surroundings. The workbooks was very helpful throughout the course and will be a tool to utilize afterwards. Thank You Siddhi Yoga, until we connect again.
Charlene South Africa
The teachers are extremely knowledgeable and personable at the same time. The location suited me perfectly. The entire course was very professionally orchestrated with a big text book to juice you up, shirts and a bag! It's a very considered program. I also really enjoyed my room and the food. Thank you Siddhi Yoga!
I had a wonderful experience at Siddhi Yoga at Dharamshala. The location was beautiful, surrounded by nature. Accommodation was very comfortable and clean. I enjoyed the delicious and healthy food provided. We had very good and knowledgeable teachers and met amazing people from all over the world. Thanks, Siddhi Yoga!
Vivi United States
This month has been a wonderful experience. I did the 200 hour yoga teacher training in Dharamshala, India. The hotel and rooms were great with an amazing view of the mountains. The teachers are wonderful and very helpful and my classmates are incredible. We became a small yoga family and I am so grateful for each of them. I can't wait to return for the 300 hour course!
Carmen United States
Siddhi Yoga Dharamshala 200 hour Course was a very valuable experience. After the first week it was almost unbelievable the difference it made to me Then again at 70 I had a more noticeable distance to jump. The course really did deliver as a mind breath body experience. The course is holistic in living the Yoga lifestyle which adds to the overall health of the course and participants. My heartfelt thanks go to the teachers and staff for their professional approach. I would highly recommend it at Dharamshala to anyone.
I just finished my 200hr YTT at Siddhi Yoga in Dharamshala with a great feeling of gratitude for all people involved in this course. What I learned here was everything I hoped for in a yoga course.The teachers are so knowledgeable,welcoming, caring and inspiring. They opened my yes and heart to learned the real meaning of yoga practice and I am really happy with my choice. Hope everyone who is searching for a real yoga world immersion find a place and teachers like this one to learn from.
It’s was an amazing course, my first Yoga course in India and I’m very happy with the outcome. Main focus was the postural alignment in the asanas and the anatomical understanding of it. We practiced the awareness in the posture from the first to the last hour and it sunk in, probably for the rest of my yogic life. The teachers were great and the hotel, location and staff were fantastic. I can wholeheartedly recommend this 200 hour training as the foundation of a practitioner and teacher. Thanks to everyone involved for making it happen!
The experience at Siddhi Yoga in Dharamsala was incredible and was the first step on my journey to change my path. It was wonderful to be taught Yoga as a lifestyle with such excellence from all the teachers! The knowledge, experience, guidance and support from all of them was amazing! Was great to meet new people from all over the world, building a community of friendship with them the teachers and the staff. It was also wonderful being surrounded by the beautiful grounding Himalayas!
Jennifer United Kingdom
Had a fantastic time here in Dharamsala, the whole team were supportive from the hotel cleaners to the Siddhi management. The classes were well structured and thorough feel confident to take classes as a thanks to the month training. Thanks again to all the team.
Andy United Kingdom
I would highly recommend yoga teacher training with Siddhi in Dharamsala. The surrounding Dhauladhar Range is an inspirational backdrop to our learning journey. The teachers are very knowledgeable and patient, they will always have an answer for any question. It was nice to walk up to the local farms and mountains for some down time. I will always hold dear the friendships, personal growth and knowledge I have gained here.
Siddhi Yoga in Dharamshala felt like a home away from home. The teachers are incredibly intelligent and loving. You’re not just coming here to learn, but you’re coming to make new friends and family. The location is also beautiful! I have never lived so close to the mountains before. Tons of great hikes and temples in the area to visit as well.
Megan United States
I have just completed my YTT200 in Dharamsala and it's been a life altering experience. Not only did I learn about yoga, alignment, philosophy, but I also had a chance to grow as a person and heal. The teachers are real gurus in their fields, incredibly loving and supportive, the building is in the most beautiful spot, surrounded with the Himalayas and rice fields. If you are coming here for yoga, you'll have it. But be prepared to find much more than yoga... maybe yourself.
Learn From World-Class Indian Yoga Teachers
Our teachers are handpicked with your success in mind. They have honed their practices for decades with Indian yoga masters, and as a result, they can personalize their teaching for every student.
Teachers at Siddhi Yoga are known for their warmth and generosity, and are all renowned in their fields. We have an Ayurvedic doctor, physiologist, fitness specialists, yoga masters, and meditation teachers. With their help, you’ll get a comprehensive view of yoga that blends an ancient practice with modern life.
Siddhi Yoga has students of all ages attend training. Our multistyle approach to yoga ensures that everyone is successful. Yoga extends far beyond physical exercise, which you will experience at Siddhi Yoga through meditation, spirituality, and breathwork.
You will need to buy your international air ticket for New Delhi. From there we advise following one of two options to travel.
By Road through Air-conditioned Bus: It is highly recommended and much cheaper option than flight to board AC bus from Delhi to Dharamshala which starts around 6:00PM-7:00PM every day (an overnight journey) and reaches Dharamshala early morning around 6:00AM. Cost of bus ticket shall be around INR 1200. We may assist you to book your ticket through local travel agent with nominal fees of Rs.50. You may pay us later on arrival. Bus booking opens one month before the travel date. You can take a pre-paid taxi from Delhi Airport to reach Bus boarding point at Delhi. Option2:
By Air : There are two to three flights from Delhi to Dharamshala - Air India (one flight a day) and Spicejet (two flights a day). Airfare is in between INR 5500 TO INR 12000. Earlier you book; the more you save. Fares and availability of seats in the flight keep on changing every moment, and can be checked / booked online via www.makemytrip.com or www.yatra.com. It is advisable to book through Spicejet as their service is quite reliable and cancellations of this flight are minimal. Flight bookings can be done by yourself at your end. If you choose this option, then also please don’t forget to inform us arrivals details for Dharamshala.
For option 1 we will pick you up from the McLeodganj Bus stand and for option 2 we will pick you up from Dharamshala airport.
Siddhi Yoga will expose you to several styles of yoga, including hatha, vinyasa, karma, bhakti, mantra, and raja. This comprehensive approach will help you develop a holistic view of how you want to teach.
Yes, if you plan to stay fewer than 60 days, you’ll need an e-Visa. Your passport should also be valid for six months after the date of arrival.
Applying for a Visa is a very tricky and confusing process, especially for people who are traveling for the first time. But you don’t have to worry. Here we have covered all the necessary details.
Be sure your passport is valid for six months after the time of your arrival.
To attend training, you can use a normal tourist visa. If you are staying 60 days or fewer, you can also apply for an eVisa. You can apply for an eVisa 120 days before your arrival date.
Getting an Indian E–visa is easy and quick; however, it can also reduce your stay. The E–visa is processed within 72 hours, and you are required to apply for it at least four days before your departure. The E–visa cannot be extended, and you are only allowed to apply for it twice a year.
Except for the 17 major Indian airports, the E–visa users are not permitted to use any other arrival terminus. Your passport photos and bio must be scanned/uploaded. Once the procedure is completed, you can print out your E–visa. For application and further instructions, you can visit the following links:
If you are planning to stay more than 60 days, or your country is not under the eVisa list, you will need to get the normal tourist visa, which should be valid for six months. Apply one month before your arrival, at the very least.
Depending on the training, a $300 or $600 non-refundable deposit is required to secure a spot. If for some reason you cannot attend, you can apply the deposit to any other program within a year. For the refund policy, please visit our FAQ page.
YOGA TRAINING EXPERIENCE
Calm Your Spirit After Class
Yoga is meant to balance of body, mind, and spirit, so our curriculum includes time for exploring Dharamsala’s surroundings in whatever way inspires you. Hike the lush trails, visit beautiful temples, or simply rest. The choice is yours.
We also offer courses in Reiki, Reiki Healing, and Ayurveda that you can sign up for upon arrival or in advance.
Early Bird Price
Twin Sharing Room:
Training only, without room
Full Payment $100 Discount Included in above price
Twin Sharing Room:
Training only, without room
$600 USD Deposit to secure your place
$100 USD Discount for up-front payment
Payment Plans Available
500-hour Yoga Alliance Certification
59 Nights Accommodation
Yoga Teacher Training Manual
Nightly Meditation Classes
Three Homemade Indian vegetarian Meals Monday-Friday, and Two on Saturday
Filtered Drinking Water
Hot Drinking Water
Airport or Bus Pickup
What's not included
Airport or Bus Drop Off
Saturday Dinner and Sunday Meals
Don’t have time to commit 59 days for 500-Hour?
Consider the 200-Hour program instead OR Consider the 300-Hour program if you have already completed 200-Hour program