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200 hour 21 days Transformational Certified Meditation Teacher Training Course Rishikesh India

Yoga is the science of union of Body, Mind and Spirit. Meditative awareness or Meditation is considered to be the most supreme phenomenon as far as the union with reality is concerned. This meditative awareness, attention or observation becomes the central thread or core practice of all eight limbs of yoga.

Meditation is a state of no-mind. Meditation is a state of pure consciousness with no content. Ordinarily, our consciousness is too much full of rubbish, just like a mirror covered with dust. The mind is a constant traffic: thoughts are moving, desires are moving, memories are moving, ambitions are moving – it is a constant traffic. Even when we are asleep the mind is functioning, it is dreaming. It is still thinking; it is still in worries and anxieties. It is preparing for the next day; an underground preparation is going on.

This is the state of no meditation – just the opposite is meditation. When there is no traffic and thinking has ceased, no thought moves, no desire stirs, you are utterly silent – that silence is meditation. And in that silence truth is known, and never otherwise.

Knowingly or unknowingly we are continuously looking for the solution of Body, Mind and Soul issues. Usually we repress them or dump them on someone else, both of which are very destructive or trying to replace them with positive ones which are only skin deep. However we don’t have any access to the main source of answers unless we look within. Just imagine how it will feel to be the master of your own life, joy and peace, rather than constantly feel like the pawn of other people and situations.

Yoga Essence Rishikesh provides a firm ground to experience the state of meditation and also find out the source of answer to important issues of life with help of numerous meditation practices, Yoga Nidra, Mantra Chanting, Kirtan, practical application of Yoga Philosophy etc. in 21 days 200 hour Meditation Teacher Training Course. Our 200 hour Meditation TTC mainly focused on experiential and transformational aspect along with imparting the skill and methods to teach the meditation practices. The meditation practices are normally taught by combining both the core principles of yogic science and modern medical science to make it complete and contemporary.

In the 3rd week of the meditation teacher training, the students will join our Yoga Nidra Sessions of Yoga Nidra Teacher Training Course (Level 1) to get deep understanding on the science and mechanism of yoga nidra with experiencing it. This participation in Yoga Nidra TTC (level 1) will allow them to get the certificate of Yoga Nidra TTC (level 1) in addition to the certificate of 200 hour Meditation Teacher Training.

We are a registered yoga school of Yoga Alliance USA and follows the basic principles and ethics of teaching standard set by Yoga Alliance to make the courses more professional and experiential. As we are Continuing Education Provider of Yoga Alliance, you can use this 200 hours meditation teacher training course certification as continuing education training which will be counted as added qualification to your 200/300/500 yoga teacher training certification.


  • 200 Hours Meditation Teacher Training Certification of Yoga Alliance, USA (YACEP)
  • Learn, Practice and Experience more than 20 Meditation and Mindfulness Practices
  • Yoga Nidra Teacher Training (level 1) and Certification of Yoga Alliance, USA (YACEP)
  • Meditative excursions and mediation in nature and sacred places with the teacher
  • Deep Relaxation, Rejuvenation, Healing and Harmony of Body-Mind-Emotion
  • Release of deep rooted Stress, Strain, Anxiety of Body-Mind
  • Acquire deep insights of Yogis on important topics of life
  • Meditation TTC Handbook, Book and useful materials
  • 3 daily yogic vegetarian meals and tea
  • 20 nights’ AC accommodation


  • How to transform the misery and painful emotions into more creative and nourishing energies.
  • How to take responsibility for our own healing and happiness in everyday life.
  • How to get clarity of mind to take decisions even in complex and stressful situations of life.
  • How to experience the joy of liberated energy, the joy of living a whole life; a life of totality.
  • How to increase our ability to deepen your self-awareness and strengthen our intuitive power.
  • How to improve our skill to relate with all that surrounds us.
  • How to connect to our inner wisdom and life purpose.

In this course you will experience and be trained in many different meditation techniques and exercises that have been developed or recommended by Yogis, Shiva, Buddha, Contemporary masters like Gurdjieff, Osho, Sufi Mystics along with Self-Growth techniques.

Some of the techniques and exercises are more active, others more passive; some are done with a partner, some alone, some areas group. Some techniques use the senses – sight, sound, touch – and all will help you to connect with your inner world. This will involve consciously exploring the possibilities beyond the familiar center that you live in and function from. You will need to be open to and welcome new dimensions of life that will begin to unfold and manifest as you move within. And, all these methods are done in a light and joyful way with so that you may dance and celebrate the learning process and transformation.


v Mindfulness

v Kundalini

v Nidra

v Vipassana

v Osho Meditations

v Self-inquiry

v Nada

v Trataka

v Mantra

v Chakra

v Hatha


After two full intense weeks of experiential and transformational practice, the last week will be totally dedicated for teaching practicum, self-practice, one-to-one counseling sessions, specific guidance for personal inner journey and question/answer sessions. This approach is because we believe that meditation is not like many other technical skills but needs to be felt and lived before to be shared and transmitted to others so the teaching practicum will come on the last part of the course. Although during all length of it the students will already have sufficient knowledge about meditation practices and their application.

Our 200 Hours Meditation Teacher Training Course Includes

Yoga Nidra Teacher Training Course (Level 1)

In the third week of 200 hours Mediation Teacher Training, the students will get the opportunity to join the Yoga Nidra Training Sessions of our Yoga Nidra Teacher Training Course (level 1). Hence after completion of 200 hours Meditation TTC, the students will also receive Certificate of “Yoga Nidra Teacher Training Course (Level 1)”   in addition to the Certificate of “200 Hours Meditation Teacher Training Course”.
For details, visit our Yoga Nidra Teacher Training Course (Level 1) website page.


v In the middle of the retreat the participants will undergo into 3 days of silence to deepen the experiential and transformational aspect of the retreat where the participants cannot communicate with the outside world including phone call/texts, social media, emails and so on.

v The silence itself is for personal growth and inner journey hence we require sincerity on it.

v Please make sure to make all the necessary arrangements accordingly before participating in the retreat.


v To learn, practice and be trained in more than 20 meditation techniques of Traditional, Classical, Contemporary and Active.
v To transform your inner unrest into peace and harmony with clarity and in a practical way.
v To find long-lasting peace, a joy of life and to acquire the skill of imparting the same to others.
v To awaken and deepen your experience of meditation and the same with other yogic practices.
v To acquire deep insights of some enlightened Yogis on the following specific life topics:

A) Art of Living

B) Body-Mind Balancing

C) Tension and Relaxation

D) Love and Relationships

E) Aloneness and Togetherness

F) Right and Wrong

G) Intelligence and Creativity


v Our Yoga School is an affiliated school of Yoga Alliance (RYS) and we are also Continuing Education Provider (YACEP). At the end of the training, you will get completion certificate of 200/100 Hours Meditation Teacher Training. You can use these training hours as valid Continuing Education Training hours with your Yoga Teacher Training course or other courses. We follow the basic principles and ethics of teaching standard of Yoga Alliance to make the courses more professional and experiential.


Time Session
06:30 – 08:15am Asana, Pranayama, Mantra Practice
08:30 – 09:30am Breakfast
10:30 – 11:40am Meditation Practice (Yoga/Shiva)
11:40 – 01:00pm Active Meditation Practice (Osho)
01:00 – 02:00Pm Lunch
02:30 – 03:30Pm Self Study
03:30 – 04:15pm Karma Yoga, Tea time
04:15 – 05:30pm Meditation Practice (Yoga/Buddha/Sufi)
05:30 – 06:30pm Yoga Nidra/Guided Relaxation
06:30 – 07:00pm Yoga Philosophy/Yogic Lifestyle/Ethics
07:00 – 08:00 pm Dinner
08:15 – 09:00pm Kirtan/Group Mantra Chanting/Celebration
09:00pm Rest

(P.S. – The above daily course schedule may change as per need)


1) 09:30- 01:00 pm- Meditative Excursions to Sacred Place, Cave, Mountain (Only on selected days)
2) The above daily schedule may change as per need.

Meditative Excursions and Meditation in Sacred Place, Cave, Mountain and Nature under the Instructions & Guidance of the Teacher

Rishikesh is an entry to Deep Himalayas and a gateway to those seeking to go deep into their inner journey. It is known as “Tapo-Bhumi” meaning the practicing land of yoga and meditation of Sages and Saints since ancient times. Thousands of sages and saints have visited Rishikesh to meditate in search of higher knowledge and Self-realization. The yogic energy fields and its vibration, the spiritual power of Rishikesh makes our inner journey easier and faster like going with the flow of a river, not against it. It can be felt easily by every seeker on the path.

During the course, the participants will get the opportunity to visit and Meditate in nearby sacred Place, on the bank of river Ganga, Cave, Mountain, and Nature to experience the true yogic energy field & vibration of Rishikesh under the instructions and guidance of the teacher.


Date Remarks
07th Jan – 24th Jan 2018 Open
04th Feb – 21st Feb 2018 Open
04th Mar – 21st Mar 2018 Open
02nd Apr – 22nd April 2018 Open
02nd May – 22nd May 2018 Open
03rd Jun – 23rd Jun 2018 Open
02nd Jul – 22nd Jul 2018 Open
02nd Sep – 22nd Sep 2018 Open
02nd Oct – 22nd Oct 2018 Open
04th Nov – 24th Nov 2018 Open
02nd Dec – 22nd Dec 2018 Open


  1. Course Fee for 21 days meditation teacher training & Yoga Nidra Teacher.

v USD 1349

  1. The Above Tuition fee for Meditation teacher training course includes.

v Meditative excursion in nature and sacred places under the guide of the teacher.
v AC Accommodation with attached bathroom, with hot and cold shower.
v Three daily Indian vegetarian meals throughout your entire stay.
v Meditation Teacher Training Handbook, Meditation Book, Music for Meditation and other useful materials for the course.
v Wi-Fi Internet
v Filtered Drinking Water (equivalent to bottled mineral water)
v Hot Drinking Water
v One Yoga Bag


1. Metal Bottle
2. Torch
3. Tan Protector
4. Plug Adaptor
5. We have necessary Yoga Props, but you are welcome to bring your own yoga mat.
6. Memory stick (min. 4GB) to collect useful material of the course.
7. Willing to learn and open heart.

P. S.-

1. Registration amount due with submission of the application form is USD 200 (non-refundable). The remaining balance of the course fee will be paid in cash (INR) on the day of admission into the school.



Come and Join the Joy of Learning in An Absolute Professional and Yogic Environment

Reviews of  Meditation Teacher Training Course Rishikesh India

I have completed the incredible transformational 175Hrs Meditation Teacher Training at Yoga Essence in Rishikesh. I feel so grateful and blessed to have found my way to this course and to have been learned from our proficient teachers Samarth and Francesca. They gave so much love, time and energy to every one of us.
This course and the experience I have made with the lovely team is a life-changing gift. They have welcomed me very heartily and treated me like family.
I recommend this course to anyone who is searching for different kinds of meditations and deep self-transformation.
A piece of my heart will always be here with the beautiful people and the lessons I shared and learned. Thank you so much for everything. Namaste.

~ Derya, Germany.

I have completed my 175h Meditation TTC which was a beautiful experience in my life. Samarth is a very kind teacher he is always taking care all of us and helped with a big open heart to get have better and deeper inner journey during the course. We have learnt and practiced many traditional, classical and contemporary meditation techniques with Samarth and even daily asana practices as a form of meditation with Prem Shanti who has really deep knowledge in different types of yoga.
I loved this familiar peaceful environment, thanks a lot to all of the staff for making us happy and be ready to carry on this spiritual path!

~ Viktoria, Hungary

I am really grateful to have being part of Meditation TTC at Yoga Essence Rishikesh. I have such a very deep experience during the course and enjoyed every single moment here. Swami Samarth you are a great teacher and your explanation, demo and your inspiration during our practice is a wonderful part of this course. I thanks and salute to you and Francesca, both balance teachers. I like your way of teaching.
During the course I learned some powerful meditation techniques which are really helpful to release your stress, strain, suppressed emotions, feelings etc. for deep relaxation and meditation. I would like to keep my practice in future. Thanks a lot to the all team for providing beautiful space.

~ Chitra, India

The program “Meditation TTC & 7 Points of Life Training” has become a mile stone for the transformations that I received in my life and inner journey. After the course, I experience the reinvention of my life and opening up a totally new dimension into my favorite field of yoga. Being a long time Hatha Yoga practitioner, having completed master degree in Yoga and also a teacher, this course helped me to explore and experience the subtle dimension of Asana, Pranayama and other higher limbs of yoga practices. Now I am finding very easy flow with backward, forward bending asanas, easy in holding balancing and inverted postures for long time and remarkable improvements in stretching asanas too. My anxiety and restlessness has disappeared a lot and feeling more grounding and calm while practicing asana and pranayama than before. I have learnt how to keep watching myself effortlessly without even realizing it. The meditation sessions that we did with Samarth Ji made me churn my deepest emotions and filter out everything that was hindering while connecting with my soul. I felt strong energy during the course and after wards bringing more joy to follow my daily routine and activities. I highly recommend my friends to experience once this course.

~ Amit, India

I have just completed the 80 hours meditation teacher training with Samarth and absolutely loved every minute of it. The atmosphere created during course allowed me to learn and experience deeper aspects of meditation. Through the process I could able see many layers of my mental and emotional issues of life and also learnt the skill how to overcome them through wide range of meditation practices. I have many deep yogic insights, psychology and philosophy on most important topics of life during 7 points of life training sessions of the course. This course is managing to bridge the gap between the traditional yogic mind and manner and the western modern world, in a way which honors tradition, gives deep insight and amazing practical teachings whilst maintaining the wonderful Indian charm, but also allows a western student to go home with all the tools and techniques as a teacher for a western market and much more!

~ Vicky, Belgium