Meditation Teacher Training


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Are you looking for a strong base and yogic ambiance for your learning, the practice of meditation and mindfulness?

Do you want to experience the depth of meditation, mindfulness, yoga nidra in a committed teacher- students group energy setup?

Are you looking for a quality meditation training course to enhance your credibility as a well-trained meditation teacher?

Are you searching for a person who can guide your meditation journey and spiritual awakening through meditation ttc?

Welcome to learn and experience the Art of Meditation, Mindfulness, Yoga Nidra and Classical Hatha Yoga with BODHI SATTVA, an experienced meditation teacher, a spiritual guide and the founder of Yoga Essence Ashram Rishikesh. For deeper understanding of the subtle aspects of mindfulness and meditation practices and awakening, join the 200 hours & 300 hours meditation teacher training with additional 100 hours yoga nidra teacher training level-1. Located at the foothills of the Himalayas and Divine Ganga, Yoga Essence Ashram is a home to all seekers and aspirants of meditation from all over the world, is well-known for imparting experiential and transformational meditation training and courses in Rishikesh India.

Bodhi Sattva, who devoted more than 27+ years in mastering the art of meditation and mindfulness from many prominent meditation paths, traditions, and schools bring unique clarity in learning and experiencing meditation, mindfulness, yoga nidra and consciousness journey. His presence and insights inspire the sincere meditators and seekers to explore deeper dimensions of meditation, yoga nidra, and the inner journey.

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Yoga Alliance Certification 200 Hour

LOCATION:Yoga Essence Ashram,Tapovan, Laxman Jhula, Rishikesh, India.
COURSE DATES:10th July - 06th Aug, 2024
10th Aug - 06th Sep, 2024
20th Oct - 16th Nov, 2024
25th Jan - 21st Feb, 2025
25th Mar - 21st Apr, 2025
10th July - 06th Aug, 2025
10th Aug - 06th Sep, 2025
COURSE FEE:Twin Sharing Room: Euro 1500 (Euro 2000)
Private Single Room: Euro 1900 (Euro 2500)
(Above Special Course Fee Till Nov. 2023)
ACCOMODATION:Ashram Ambience (Private/Double Sharing Room)
FOOD:3 Sattvic Ayurvedic Diet & Herbal Drinks ( Gluten Free, Vegan Food Available )
TWO CERTIFICATIONS:200 hour meditation teacher training certification

100 hour yoga nidra training certification level 1
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* The course fee includes teaching, accommodation, food and course material.


300 Hour Yoga Alliance Certified Meditation Course

LOCATION:Yoga Essence Ashram,Tapovan, Laxman Jhula, Rishikesh, India.
COURSE DATES:10th Jul - 15th Aug, 2024
20th Oct - 25th Nov, 2024
25th Mar - 30th Apr, 2025
10th Jul - 15th Aug, 2025
COURSE FEE:Twin Sharing Room: Euro 1800 (Euro 2400)
Private Single Room: Euro 2300 (Euro 3000)
(Above Special Course Fee Till Nov. 2023)
ACCOMODATION:Ashram Ambience (Private/Double Sharing Room)
FOOD:3 Sattvic Ayurvedic Diet & Herbal Drinks ( Gluten Free, Vegan Food Available )
TWO CERTIFICATIONS:300 hour meditation teacher training certification

100 hour yoga nidra training certification level 1
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* The course fee includes teaching, accommodation, food and course material.


  • Introduction to the basic foundations of meditation practices
  • Learning, practicing 20+ meditation & mindfulness techniques
  • Understanding the science behind all meditation practices
  • Introduction to chakras, kundalini & nadis with meditation techniques
  • Meditation techniques from Vigyan Bhairav Tantra of Shiva
  • Getting clarity about the core principles of meditation & mindfulness
  • Understanding the concept, role, and importance of subtle bodies
  • Heal & transform your body-mind-heart with yogic tools
  • Enhance your joy, love, peace & equanimity
  • Understand important life topics with yoga psychology & philosophy
  • Experience the power of silence & silent meditation retreat
  • Experience both traditional & contemporary meditation practices
  • Learn step by step guide to meditation & yoga nidra
  • Opportunity to deepen the understanding of the eight limbs of yoga
  • Become certified meditation & yoga nidra teacher, Yoga Alliance USA
  • Introduction to inner science & the journey into higher consciousness

200 Hours & 300 Hours Meditation Teacher Training Rishikesh India | Overview

Meditation means remain in the present and then see. It is the process of doing things in a relaxed, mindful way. It is the process of doing our daily activities with full of awareness, alertness. Meditation gives us more energy; it gives us a new quality of mind. It gives us a new festivity; it gives us new innocence in our life. It transforms our whole work of life into a relaxed meditative act, a play-oriented act, a pleasurable act. Then our whole life becomes a ceremony, a celebration.

Meditation teaches how to balance the body-mind-emotions and bring more joy and peace into our life. It soothes our energies to move into a deeper harmonious state of life.  It helps to find out the solution of many core issues of life by bringing greater clarity, understanding, and awareness into different situations. Meditation teaches the secret of transformation, equanimity, and transcendency.

Yoga Essence Rishikesh provides a solid platform to learn and experience different forms of meditations and mindfulness practices through 200 hours & 300 hours meditation teacher training course. This meditation training course provides a unique opportunity to yoga teachers, meditation aspirants, and seekers to open the dimensions of meditation and mindfulness. Experiential aspects of meditation practices and transformational aspects of life are one of the key elements of all the Yoga Essence Rishikesh teacher training programs instead of simply delivering practices only on a technical basis.

During 200 hours & 300 hours meditation teacher training, the students will learn and experience varieties of meditation, mindfulness practices covering from many traditions, paths, and schools. These practices belong to both ancient and contemporary ages and are being taught. Yoga Essence teaches those meditation and mindfulness practices focusing on life, subscribing to life, subscribing to whole humanity but not subscribing to any specific tradition or individual. During this training period, the students will also receive a basic understanding of the science and mechanism of different meditation practices.

These techniques and practices have been developed by ancient masters like Patanjali, Shiva, Buddha and contemporary masters like Gurdjieff, Osho, Sufi. Some of the techniques and exercises are more active, others are more passive and some techniques use the 5 senses like seeing, listening etc. All these practices help to connect with your inner world and higher consciousness. And, all these methods are done in a non-serious and joyful way so that you will enjoy the learning process and transformation. All these meditation and mindfulness practices are normally taught by combining both the core principles of ancient yogic science and modern healing science. This unique combination of knowledge makes our 200 hours & 300 hours meditation teacher training course more complete, systematic, and updated.

100 hours Yoga Nidra Teacher Training with Certification

One of the essential parts of our 200 hours & 300 hours meditation teacher training course is an introduction to the yoga nidra and guided meditation practices at the beginning of training through 100 hours Yoga Nidra Teacher Training (Level 1). This extra beneficial training allows the students to understand the science and methods of yoga nidra and guided meditation practice. They learn and practice the step by step methodology of this guided relaxation, healing, and consciousness technique. It allows our 200 hours & 300 hours meditation training students to experience, understand, and develop the skill of yoga nidra, guided relaxation, and guided meditation practices.

To know more about yoga nidra teacher training

Please visit: Yoga Nidra Teacher Training India (level 1)

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“Chakras & Kundalini” Meditations

Our 200 hours & 300 hours Meditation Teacher Training course includes many meditation techniques on chakras and kundalini mainly based on Bija mantras (Seed Sounds), breathing, guided instructions, affirmations, visualizations. These meditation practices allow experiencing higher energy, awareness, and understanding of vital energy centers (chakras) and kundalini shakti. The course also covers the detailed explanation of the meaning, concept and yogic philosophy, psychology on kundalini, chakras, nadis, etc.

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Chakra: The Psycho-Spiritual Energy Centers

Meditations From “Vigyan Bhairav Tantra”

“Vigyan Bhairav Tantra” of Shiva is the ancient most text on meditation practices containing. It contains 112 meditation techniques given by Shiva to experience higher transcendental consciousness. It is an all-inclusive meditation manual and considered as the encyclopedia of meditation practices. During the 200 hours & 300 hours meditation teacher training course, the students will get a detailed introduction to this ancient meditation text. They will learn and practice a few meditation techniques from the Vigyan Bhairav Tantra.

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Vigyan Bhairav Tantra

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Meditation Practices from “Patanjali Yoga Sutra”

Patanjali Yoga Sutras are the seeds of wisdom providing us the key insights and guidelines of yogic practices. Patanjali yoga sutras provide the basic stepwise foundation to our inner journey and higher consciousness. Our 200 hours & 300 hours meditation teacher training course covers deeper concepts and understandings on the eight limbs of yoga i.e. Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyan & Samadhi as outlined in Patanjali Yoga Sutra. Greater clarity on these eight steps of yoga helps to deepen experiential and transformational aspects of yoga. The students will learn and practice some mediation practices based on the sutras of Patanjali yoga.

Learn the Art of Mindfulness and Subtle Energy Awakening through Classical Hatha Yoga

For the last 2000 years, classical Hatha Yoga is being used as an effective tool by Yogis to prepare the very foundation for their Raja Yoga practices for Self-realization. Hatha yoga practices basically teach how to prepare and purify the body, mind, and energies of the practitioner to progress smoothly into higher yogic practices like Dharana, Dhyana, and Samadhi. Yogasana and Yogic Breathing practices transform our basic life forces into subtle, spiritual energy and help in awakening of subtle psycho-spiritual energy of a practitioner.

Bodhi Sattva and Team will guide scientifically and systematically to our 200 hours and 300 hours meditation ttc students to experience the classical hatha yoga as an effective way for mindfulness practice and awakening of subtle dormant energies. This hatha yoga session will help the students to learn and develop the skill to integrate Yogasanas and Yogic Breathing Practices into their meditation teachings as a part of mindfulness practice and transformation.

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Silence Meditation

A Quantum Leap of Consciousness through Silence Days & Meditations

Since ancient times, Silence and Silent Meditation Retreat has been used as one of the important tools of the spiritual journey by almost all the spiritual traditions, paths and schools. During the training period, our 200 hours and 300 hours meditation ttc students will observe 05 days of silence to give a sudden shift to their consciousness growth. These silent days open the doors to deepen the transformation of the body-mind-heart and to experience easily the advanced meditation practices on chakra, kundalini, and nada yoga. It allows the students to move into the subtler dimensions of mediation and consciousness journey. These silent days also help a seeker to see and understand many deep-rooted habitual patterns of the body-mind that contribute to one’s chronic stress, tensions, and anxiety. These days are for personal growth and teach us how to stay more relaxed, peaceful, and joyful with ourselves.

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Yogic Importance of Silence

Art of Living

Life is known only through being mindful, sensitive, aesthetic, and aware. The door to life is not Logic but Love. Life does not belong to arithmetic; it belongs to art. The right way of Living which is best known as Art of Living is one of the core topics to be covered in our 200 hours & 300 hours meditation teacher training course Our students will receive many yogic insights from contemporary masters on the following questions:

  • How to integrate & harmonize our life energies?
  • How to live the life in its full depth & dimensions?
  • How to live a life full of joy, peace, love, compassion?
  • How to manifest our unique qualities & potentials of life?
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Meditation Practices in Nature & Sacred Places

Under the guidance of lead meditation master Bodhi Sattva and Team, our 200 hours & 300 hours meditation ttc students will experience how the outer nature and its presence can easily connect us with our inner nature of silence, purity, and innocence. Through many outer meditation sessions, our students will learn how to meditate in nature and nature-based places like; banks of rivers, hills, forests, mountains, waterfalls.

Since ancient times, thousands of seekers from all over India and the world visited Rishikesh to deepen their yogic practices and inner journey for Self-realization. The foothills of the Himalayas, the banks of the holy river Ganga and the unique location of Rishikesh has been offering a solid practice ground to yogis to accomplish their Sadhana. The land of Rishikesh is still carrying that subtle yogic vibration and high yogic energy phenomena which can be experienced easily by a seeker through meditation and silent presence.


Details of Certification

On the successful completion of the training, course assignments, and tests, the students of our 200 hours & 300 hours meditation teacher training will receive two certifications. They are:

  • 200 Hours or 300 Hours Meditation Teacher Training Certification Plus.
  • 100 Hours Yoga Nidra Teacher Training Certification.

Accreditation Details

Yoga Essence Rishikesh is a Registered Yoga School (RYS) and Accredited with Yoga Alliance USA. Bodhi Sattva, the lead teacher is a Continuous Education Provider of Yoga Alliance USA (YACEP).  For the teaching of meditations and yoga nidra our Certifications of 200 hours or 300 hours Meditation Teacher Training and 100 hours Yoga Nidra Teacher training will be acknowledged and valid all over the world. 

Practice Styles of 200 hours & 300 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 our 200 hours & 300 hours Meditation TTC:

  • Students who want to become meditation teachers and wish to get internationally recognized teaching certification.
  • Spiritual seekers who want to take their spiritual journey to the next level but not interested to be a teacher.
  • Meditation practitioners, yoga lovers who want to deepen their experience of meditation through many meditation practices.

PREREQUISITE for joining our 200 hours / 300 hours Meditation Teacher Training Plus 100 hours Yoga Nidra Training Course

If you are new to Yoga Essence and the teachings of Bodhi Sattva Ji, then you need to complete first any one of the following prerequisite meditation programs to join our residential in-person 200h/300h meditation Teacher Training plus 100h Yoga Nidra Training with Lead Yoga Nidra Meditation Master Bodhi Sattva Ji.

  • Completion of 15 hours Live-Streaming Online Inner Wellbeing & Awakening:
    A Meditation, Mindfulness & Yoga Nidra Program with Lead Meditation Teacher Bodhi Sattva Ji (06 Days, 2hr 30min daily, Happens once/twice a month, Course Fee- 55 Euro)
  • Or Completion of 100h Online Meditation Teacher Training Course: Both Live Streaming & Recording Read More
  • Or Completion of 100h Online Yoga Nidra Meditation Teacher Training: Both Live Streaming & Recording Read More
  • Or Completion of any residential Meditation Course/Yoga meditation Retreat at Yoga Essence

Purpose of Prerequisite Meditation Course for Joining our 200h/300h Meditation Teacher Training & 100h Yoga Nidra Training Course?

  • The prerequisite course will give you an experiential glimpse of our unique teaching approach to meditation, mindfulness, yoga nidra & the teaching style of Bodhi Sattva Ji.
  • Through our prerequisite course, a student has an opportunity to learn a few fundamental yogic practices which are good preparatory practices before joining our residential teacher training program.
  • The prerequisite course helps a student to get more clarity on our unique course curriculum, course theme, and course contents of 200h/300h residential meditation teacher training plus 100h yoga nidra training
  • After completing the prerequisite course, a student can easily decide whether it is worth joining our residential in-person mindfulness meditation teacher training course or not


What’s Included in the Course Fee:

  • 28 Days Shared or Private AC room accommodation with attached bath.
  • 3 Ayurvedic Sattvic Nutritious fresh meals and herbal drinks (Gluten Free, Sugar Free Vegan Foods)
  • 200+ page in-depth Course Handbook which outlines details of meditation techniques, foundations of meditation, detail of Chakras and Kundalini, & Nadis, details of applied Yoga Philosophy, and more.
  • 150+ page in-depth Course Handbook which outlines details of yoga nidra steps & scripts, details of Patanjali yoga sutra, mantras and their meanings, suggested reading materials, and more.
  • 30GB+ of course materials including PDF versions of books on meditation, yoga, yoga nidra, audio tracks of guided relaxation practices, guided meditation practices, music sound tracks for meditation techniques, , mantras, kirtans, , yogic quotes and discourses, and much more.
  • 02 Hardcover reference Textbook on Meditation.
  • 01 Hardcover reference Textbook on Yoga Nidra
  • Reference Textbook on Asana & Pranayama.


Syllabus Of 200 Hours & 300 Hours Meditation TTC

Our 200 hours or 300 hours Meditation TTC 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 hours & 300 hours meditation TTC 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 hours & 300 hours meditation TTC. 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 hours & 300 hours meditation TTC 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 hours & 300 hours meditation TTC 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 200 Hours & 300 Hours Meditation TTC

05:30 amNature Meditation Practice (White Cloth)
06:30 amEnergy Awakening Practices & Meditation
08:45 amBreakfast
10:30 amPreparatory Yogic Practice for Yoga Nidra (White Cloth)
11:30 amYoga Nidra Practice
12:15 pmYogic Insights on Meditation & Yoga Nidra
01:00 pmLunch & Rest
03:45 pmMeditation Practices / Yoga Nidra Self Practice
04:45 pmYoga Asana Practice
06:00 pmBreak – Shower & White Cloth
06:20 pmEvening Meditations for Spiritual Awakening (White Cloth)
07:30 pmDinner
08:15 pmMusic & Celebration Programs (On Specific Days)
09:15 pmLights Off & Rest

Please Note: – The daily schedule is subject to change

For Yoga Nidra Days, please refer Yoga Nidra Level 1 Daily Schedule

More Details Of 200 Hours & 300 Hours Meditation TTC

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.

  • Metal Water Bottle (you can also find here in nearby market)
  • 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.
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  • Plug Adaptor

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