200 Hour Meditation Teacher Training Course In Rishikesh India

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200 Hour Meditation Teacher Training
Course in Rishikesh India


Highlights Of 200 Hour Certified Meditation Teacher Training Course At Yoga Essence Rishikesh

  • Heal and transform your body, breath, mind, and heart.
  • Learn how to bring holistic health, creativity, and meaning in life.
  • Increase the ability to deepen your mindfulness and self-awareness.
  • Enhance your inner richness of love, peace, compassion, and harmony.
  • Take your meditation practice and meditation teaching skills to the next level.
  • Learn how to explore and manifest multi-dimensional facets of life
  • Experience the true essence of meditation, yoga nidra, and other yogic practices.
  • Become a multi-style meditation teacher certified by Yoga Alliance, USA.
  • Develop the skill of guided relaxation practices and yoga nidra with the bonus certification of yoga nidra training.
  • Experience the yogic energy field of Rishikesh, Himalaya, and the height of consciousness in India- the land of the inner journey.

Overview Of 200 Hour Mindfulness Meditation
Teacher Training Course

Yoga is the union of Body, Mind and Spirit

Meditation is considered to be the most supreme phenomenon as far as the union with consciousness is concerned. Meditation is the central thread or core practice of all eight limbs of yoga.

Our search for meaning is one of the most pervasive and pressing existential dilemmas of our life. At some point, we despair over the confusion, misery, and suffering in life that harms our physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing and destroys our relationships with others. Usually, we try to replace negative thoughts and emotions with positive ones by repressing them, escaping from them, or dumping them on others- all of which are very destructive. But just imagine if you had the skills to transform negative thoughts and emotions into positive, creative energies.

What would it be like if you could be the master of your own life? If you were in charge of your joy and peace? If you were in the driver’s seat of any curveball that life threw at you? If, rather than being a victim of your circumstances, you were the creator? Rather than living within the bounds of your social, psychological, religious, cultural, etc. conditionings, you could transcend them and live a life of personal freedom?

Meditation teaches the secret of transformation and transcendence. 

Meditation brings crystal clear clarity to one’s life. First, meditation prescribes powerful techniques and practices to bring deeply rooted and long-lasting transformations to our body, breathe, mind, and emotions. Second, meditation brings a relaxed, fresh, vibrant, joyful and peaceful energy to our life. With the help of higher yogic practices, each individual can transform his inner unrest into peace, regardless of what is happening in their life.

Yoga Essence Rishikesh provides a solid platform to experience the state of meditation and find answers to important life issues with the help of a variety of meditation practices from different traditions.

Our 200 hour meditation teacher training course is unlike other programs because we focus on the experiential and transformational aspects of meditation rather than simply delivering the practices in a technical way. The first half of the course prepares students to go deep within the layers of their body, breath, mind, and heart; the second half imparts the skills and methods to teach and share the meditation practices with others. The meditation practices are normally taught by combining both the core principles of yogic science and modern medical science to make it complete, systematic and contemporary.

The last eight days of our 200 hour meditation teacher training course will be devoted to the Yoga Nidra Teacher Training Course (Level 1) along with meditation and asana practices to get a deep understanding of the science and mechanism of yoga nidra. Students will be awarded with the certification of Yoga Nidra Teacher Training (level 1) in addition to the certification of 200 hour meditation teacher training. Both these certifications are internationally recognized by Yoga Alliance, USA and qualify students to teach meditation and yoga nidra anywhere in the world.


  • 200 Hour Meditation Teacher Training Certification Plus.
  • 30 Hours Yoga Nidra Teacher Training Certification.

As our 200 hours Meditation teacher training course includes Yoga Nidra Teacher training level 1, our 200h Meditation TTC students will get two certifications of Yoga Alliance. One certification is of 200 Hours Meditation Teacher Training and another certification is of 30 hours Yoga Nidra teacher training so that they can able to teach both meditation and yoga nidra all over the world.

Practice Styles of 200 hour Meditation Teacher Training

  • Nada Meditation
  • Mantra Meditation
  • Chakra Meditation
  • Kundalini Meditation
  • Vipassana Meditation
  • Raja Yoga Meditation
  • Yoga Nidra Meditation
  • Osho Active Meditation
  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • Vigyan Bhairav Tantra Meditation
  • Hatha Yoga
  • Karma Yoga
  • And more!

Who can join this 200 Hour Meditation Teacher Training Course?

Our 200 hour Meditation teacher training course is open to students of all yoga and meditation levels with the commitment towards personal growth, inner journey and self-discovery. Hence

  • Students with the desire to become meditation teachers and wish to get internationally recognized Meditation Teaching qualification.
  • Students who do not wish to become Meditation teachers but have sincere longing to experience, transform and deepen their understanding of life, meditation and Yoga.

In this 200 hour mindfulness meditation teacher training course you will experience and be trained in many different meditation techniques and exercises, Yoga Practices that have been developed or recommended by Yogis, Shiva, Buddha, Contemporary masters like Gurdjieff, Osho and Sufi Mystics along with Self-Growth techniques. At the beginning of the course, the students would undergo nine days of practice focusing more on experiential and transformational aspect. For this, we use many active meditation practices from Osho and other modern mystics to release the accumulated stress, tensions of body and mind. These active meditation prepares powerful foundation to experience many passive and traditional meditation practices that comes after nine days of the course.

Some of the techniques and exercises are more active, others more passive; some are done with a partner, some alone, some are as group. Some techniques use the senses like 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 the new dimensions of life that will begin to unfold and manifest as you move within. And, all these methods are done in a non-serious and joyful way so that you will enjoy the learning process and transformation.

Meditation Practices on “CHAKRAS & KUNDALINI”

Advanced Meditation Practice becomes easier and effective when we work deeply on Energy Body i.e. Pranamaya Kosha. Kundalini, Chakras and Nadis are the prime and most essential components of the Energy Body (Pranamaya Kosha). For the inner journey the study of energy anatomy and their effect on physical, mental, and spiritual levels are needed to understand Chakras, Kundalini and Nadis and helpful to experience meditation practices relating to them. Our 200 hour Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training course includes many meditation practices on chakra and kundalini to balance, unblock, re-align and activate them. These meditation techniques based on sound, breathing, guided instructions, visualization and mantras that intensify the awareness and awakening of the different chakras and kundalini.

Meditation Practices from “PATANJALI YOGA SUTRA”

Yoga is systematic science of the inner world and higher consciousness. Patanjali is the scientist of the religious world, the mathematician of mysticism, the logician of the illogical. His Yoga Sutras; a collection of aphorisms, is a step by step guide to the path of yoga outlining the practical map of the eight limbs of yoga. These Sutras are the seeds of wisdom providing us the key insights and guidelines for practice of yoga. During this 200 hours Mindfulness Meditation Teacher training course, you will learn some important meditation practices and key insights from Patanjali Yoga Sutra to deepen your understanding and experience of yoga.

Meditation Practices from “VIGYAN BHAIRAV TANTRA”

This 200 hour meditation teacher training course also covers few powerful meditation practices from “Vigyan Bhairav Tantra” the most ancient text on Meditation containing 112 Meditation Techniques given by Lord Shiva. The word “Vigyana” means ‘consciousness’, “Bhairava” means ‘the state which is beyond consciousness’, and “Tantra” means ‘the method’. Hence Vigyan Bhairav Tantra means the method of going beyond consciousness. Vigyan Bhairav Tantra is all inclusive and first practical Manual in world of meditation and also called as Encyclopedia of Meditation Techniques. It is said that it is impossible for anybody not to find a technique suitable to his own level of spiritual development and inner temperament out of 112 techniques of Vigyan Bhairav Tantra.

Yoga Nidra Teacher Training Course (Level 1):

The last part of our 200 hour Mediation Teacher Training will be devoted to Yoga Nidra Teacher Training (Level-1). This Yoga Nidra Training will help the students to experience the effect of Yoga Nidra for deep relaxation, healing and transformation. At the same time, the students will learn step by step methodology of Yoga Nidra to share Yoga Nidra, Guided Meditation and Guided Deep Relaxation sessions. After completion of the training, our students will receive 30 hour Yoga Nidra Teacher Training Certification in addition to 200 hour Meditation teacher training Certification. Details of Yoga Nidra Teacher Training Course(Level 1) available at :


“Silent Days during the Meditation Teacher Training Course”

In the middle of the 200 hour meditation teacher training course, the participants will undergo into a 5 days of silence to enhance the experiential of mediation practices and transformational aspect of life. During these silence days the students will focus and absorbed into their practices and cannot communicate with the outside world including phone call/texts, social media and so on. The silent days are for personal growth and inner journey hence we require sincerity on it but it is not mandatory.

Meditative Excursions and Meditation in Nature, Himalayan Mountains and Sacred Place

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 many 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 this mindfulness meditation teacher training 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 and vibrations of Rishikesh under the instructions and guidance of the teacher.

Certification of 200 Hour Meditation Teacher Training Course

YOGA ESSENCE Rishikesh is an affiliated Yoga school of Yoga Alliance (RYS) and also Continuing Education Provider (YACEP). At the end of the training, you will get completion certificate of 200 Hours Meditation Teacher Training and 30 hours Yoga Nidra Teacher Training (Level 1). These certifications are valid and acknowledged all over world like 200 hours Yoga TTC. We follow the basic principles and ethics of teaching standard of Yoga Alliance to make the courses more professional and experiential.

Syllabus Of 200 Hour Meditation Teacher Training
Course At Yoga Essence Rishikesh

Our 200 hour Meditation teacher training course covers multi-style meditation practices comprising active and passive meditation techniques compatible with contemporary lifestyle. You will learn 20 meditation techniques from different tradition paths, schools etc of the world. These practices are being taught by encompassing both ancient eastern yogic inner sciences and western modern outer sciences. The practices are fully focused on our transformation and self-growth without subscribing to any particular paths, schools, tradition or any individuals. You will learn these practices with their pure essence and their practical application to our modern lifestyle. These practices are presented very systematically and scientifically to enhance the experiential and transformational aspects of our life. This meditation teacher training course will equip you with huge practical materials in form of Meditation Training Handbook, Meditation book, many meditation and yoga books in PDF, huge collection of meditation music, audio-video materials etc. And, all these practices are being taught in a non-serious, joyful and contemporary way so that you will enjoy the learning process, self-growth and transformation.

The main purpose to add Yoga Nidra Teacher Training with the curriculum of our 200 hour meditation teacher training course is to impart the skill of guided practice to our students so that they can find very easy to lead meditation sessions which includes some guided relaxation and also lead yoga Nidra session. During the yoga nidra training you will experience and learn the entire process of yoga nidra through an additional 30 hours of special training of theory and practices of nidra yoga. This training will allow you to understand and experience yoga nidra in a very scientific step by step methodology. This training will also help you to develop the skill and learn the process of guided deep relaxation practice, guided meditation practice.

Applied meditation, yoga philosophy is one of the interesting subject of our 200 hour meditation teacher training course. This particular class helps the students to understand and apply the fundamentals of meditation philosophy and psychology  into meditation their practices. This particular subject also develops the core understanding of the entire sciences of inner journey, the map of inner journey to make the inner journey more systematic, scientific and to the point. The explanations also bring more practical clarity to the whole yogic sciences and their purpose in our life. It includes:

  • Pillars of inner journey and holistic health
  • Obstacles to Meditation and inner journey
  • Fundamental principles of meditation and yoga
  • The science of chakras, kundalini and nadis and their relationship with inner journey.
  • Panchakosha – The five bodies or layers of human existence.
  • Chittabhumi ­– The five states of mind.
  • Sharira Traya – Three bodies.
  • Four States of Consciousness
  • Purushartha: Four Aims of Life

According to Rishi Patanjali, the main purpose of Asana practice is to bring the stability of the body that in turns stabilise the mind and breath for meditation. Swami Swatmaram, the author of Hatha Yoga Pradipika says that the asana practice makes our body flexible, lightness, disease free and brings greater stability for pranayama and meditation practice. During our 200 hour meditation teacher training course you will learn the asana practices that fulfilling  exactly the same characteristics of asana as described by both Rishi Patanjali and Swami Swatmaram in their respective yogic texts. You will get opportunity to learn the traditional Hatha Yoga asana practice in contemporary dimension and in its pure essence by turning the asana practice session into more meditative and deeper experience. You will experience how asana practice can build a solid platform for higher yogic practices like Dharana, Dhyan and Samadhi. You will also experience how classical hatha yoga practice can help to stabilize our body, mind and emotion and opens path for holistic health and higher consciousness. As pranayama practices are important tool to control the mind and activate chakras and kundalini, hence you will get opportunity also to learn and practice few breathing practices.

Mantras is one of the most powerful tools best on sound and it’s vibrations that affect instantly our energy body, mental body and emotional body. Hence almost religious paths, schools have developed their own sound practices to work deeply on body, mind, heart  for health, healing, and spiritual growth. Mantra are very effective practice to stop the obsessive nature of mind and bring down the mind to the present moment. Mantra is one of the best tool to activate chakras, kundalini, expansion of energy body, experience of higher consciousness etc.

In our 200 hour meditation teacher training course the  Teaching Practicum topic covers a thorough and deeper explanations on the yogic science of each meditation practice. The students will receive many inputs and tips on how to present each meditation practice more in a systematic and scientific way.  This will allow the students to teach each meditation technique skilfully and creatively. You will learn how to create different modules of meditation sessions like 60 minutes modules, 90 minutes modules, 2 to 3 hours modules, whole day meditation modules meditation retreat etc.  This training imparts many tips how to use some meditation practices as meditative therapy for stress management sleep management and holistic healing. You would learn how to choose the meditation practices in respect of basic, intermediate, advanced and present them accordingly. This training also covers the detailed explanation regarding how to use, when to use and where to use the meditation practices effectively and scientifically so that they can create the basic foundation for inner journey, self-transformation, self-growth and holistic health.

Daily Schedule of Meditation Teacher Training Course

05:15 amWake Up Bell
06:00amYoga Asana Practice
07:15 amPranayama and mantra chanting
08:15 amBreakfast
09:30 amMeditation Practice (Patanjali/Buddha/Osho)
11:15 amActive Meditation Practice (Osho/Shiva/Sufi)
12:50 pmLunch
02:00 pmSelf Study
04:00 pmMeditation Practice (Buddha/Tantra/Shiva)
05:20 pmApplied Yoga Philosophy/Yogic Lifestyle/Ethics
06:45 pmDinner Break
07:45 pmQ&A Session, Inner Journey Guidance, Kirtan/Meditation
09:00 pmSelf Study
10:00 pmLights Off & Rest

Course Dates – 200 Hour Meditation Teacher Training Course

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Please Note: – The daily schedule is subject to change

Above Course Fee includes the charges of the followings:

1) Accommodation in a Double sharing AC Room

2) 3 Yogic and Sattvic Meals and Tea

3) Tuition Fee of the Course

4) Course Manual, books and other study materials

More Details Of 200 Hour Meditation Teacher Training Course:

All aspirants are advised to carefully consider the time and resources required for the course before forwarding the application for the teacher training course. Advance deposit money to reserve the spot of the course is non-refundable. However, in case of emergencies and other unavoidable exigencies the Yoga Essence Rishikesh at its discretion permits students to go for any other scheduled course within 6 months. We therefore recommend that all applicants carefully examine their upcoming obligations so that they may be able to devote their full attention to the teacher training program.

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  • Minimum 16GB memory stick/card to receive useful materials of the course.
  • We have necessary Yoga Props, but you are welcome to bring your own yoga mat.
  • Torch
  • Plug Adaptor

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