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Yoga certification in Rishikesh

Sarvodaya school is fully accredited by Yoga Alliance (RYS®), we currently offer yoga certification for 100-h & 200-hour Vinyasa Flow Yoga Teacher Training Course accredited by Yoga Alliance (RYS®). As a graduate gets yoga instructor certification you will be eligible to register 200-hours of Continuing Education (CE) towards your RYT® 500 registration.

200-h RYT® yoga certification

There are two ways how to complete the process of 200-hour RYT® yoga teacher training certification:

1. Absolve twice 100-hour YTTC* in one year at same school
2. Absolve complete 200-hour YTTC in one round
After completion of 100-hour YTTC twice in one year at same school, or 200- hour yoga teacher training at Registered Yoga School (RYS®) you may apply for registration and use of the RYT® credential, provided their training and teaching experience meet Yoga Alliance requirements.

We suggest you gain yoga experience first and then after 2 years apply for registration as E-RYT® (experienced teacher)


Glossary of yoga certification programs


RYS® means Registered Yoga School

RYT® mean Registered Yoga Teacher

E-RYT® means Experienced Yoga Teacher

YTTC* is a shortcut of yoga teacher training course

How I attain yoga instructor certification

During the course, we are taking consideration of your:

Complete discipline during the stay and learning

Showing the commitment to get the best from teachers

Your attendance unless you are physically tired or ill

Your behaviour towards the students and the teachers

Compulsory to pass the exam to get a certificate


Yoga instructor certification contains also written and practical exam


Approx of 25 questions

The written exam consists of 25 questions in total, covers a few questions from all main subjects: Mantra, Pranayama, Asana, Meditation, Anatomy, Philosophy. We provide you enough time to write (2-hours). One of the teachers is always present, so you can ask if any incomprehension.

At Sarvodaya Yoga School (SYS) we believe: understanding and practising are more than just learning things, so we are not testing your memory. Our exams are more like a dialogue between student and teacher. So we can also understand how much information we were able to pass on to students, learn from it and improve our skills also.

Results and feedback of the test we will give you at the end of the course :-)

Now is your turn to be a teacher – practical yoga exam

Prepare your own yoga class

The time duration for your own class is 60 min. Last few days we divide the group into two smaller groups, and students will determine their date of exam as they feel. One group starts in the morning, the second one in the evening. Is compulsion to

During practical exams, Supervisor observing your ability to instruct students in Asanas, Pranayama and Meditation, how you demonstrate postures incorrect as per your capacity. Then after your practical class, Supervisor and students give you feedback and recommendations on how to improve your class into the future.

You are already ready to succeed

All Sarvodaya's team will do our best to make you succeed, there is no reason to be afraid of final exams. From the first day until the end of Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training course we've preparing you to pass the final exam successfully as a self-confident teacher. So, you will know exactly, how to create a good sequence, properly adjust, modify postures, lead a yoga class according to rules and moral codex of the yoga teacher.

Sweet finale

Last day of 200-hour yoga teacher training course is reserved for feedback, final conclusion, and of course a RYT® 200- hour yoga teacher training certification ceremony. For this occasion, we highly recommend you wear white clothes. You can bring your own or buy Indian style of clothes here in Rishikesh.

Please note: Prepare one photo which we should put on your certificate (passport photo format)


How to Maintain Your Registration with Yoga Alliance in 5 steps

1. step: Go on Yoga Alliance website

2. step: Abide by Yoga Alliance Code of Conduct

3. step: Abide by Yoga Alliance Registry's Policy on the Use of Yoga Therapy Terms

4. step: Complete your Continuing Education Requirement every three years

5. step: Pay your annual renewal fees

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