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200, 500 & 600 Hour HYT Teacher Training Retreats in India

***These retreats may be cancelled depending on the COVID situation in India.***

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Level I:  Nov 5 - 18, 2023; Mar 10 - 23, 2024

Level II:  Nov 5 - 18, 2023

Level III: Mar 10 - 23, 2024

Level II and III Prerequisites: Completing the required home study assignments and receiving mentor and/or faculty approval.


200-HR Certification Retreat: Nov 20 - 24, 2023

500-HR Certification Retreat: Mar 25 - 29, 2024

Location: Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama, Rishikesh, India

In March and November, Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama will host a two-week Himalayan Yoga Tradition - Teacher Training Program (HYT-TTP) training session and a one-week certification session. A comprehensive education in the Himalayan Yoga Tradition will be presented to the students by the highly acclaimed AHYMSIN international faculty of senior travelling teachers.

All participants must be enrolled in the Himalayan Yoga Tradition Teacher Training and Continuing Studies Program. To enroll click here. To register for the retreat and room reservations click here.

We recommend purchasing transferable airline tickets to minimize your risk in case of  changes in your personal situation or in the program schedule.

Level One is designed for new students in the Himalayan Yoga Tradition's Continuing Studies and Teacher Training Program. This 2-week ashram-style retreat will focus on the Level 1 curriculum, which is required for both our 200 and 600 hour programs. The topics include Meditation, Raja Yoga, Yoga Sutras, Philosophy, Hatha Yoga, Pranayama, Anatomy, Yoga Nidra, Psychology, Holistic Health, and Teaching Methodology (see sample schedule below).

Level Two is the continuation of the 600 hour HYT program. After attending the first level retreat and completing the home study assignments associated with it, the student will go through the ten topics covered in the program in a greater depth. Mentor and/or Faculty approval is required to attend the Level 2 Retreat.  Those students that have met the required accomplishments will receive a 200-Hour Graduation Certificate. Beginning in 2022, students will attend a one-week certification retreat following the Level 2 Retreat for their 200-Hour practical examination.

Level Three is the synthesis and the integration of what the student has learned through the first two levels. The student will learn to deepen his sadhana and to integrate all the aspects of the teachings into his daily life. Mentor and/or Faculty approval is required to attend the  Level 3 Retreat and those students that meet the required accomplishments will receive a 500-Hour Graduation Certificate.  This retreat will not be held unless there are least 5 students enrolled.  Please send an email as soon as possible with the date that you and your mentor anticipate that you will be prepared for your Level Three Retreat.

Beginning in 2021, students will attend a one-week certification retreat following the Level 3 Retreat for their 500-Hour or 600-Hour practical examination.

The 200 Hour program is now offered in India as well as in America. Click Here for more information


himalayan yoga traditionSwami Rama Sadhaka Grama is an eight acre retreat center meant to serve spiritual seekers of all tradition. SRSG is situated next to the little river Kali, walking distance to the holy river Ganga, and about five hundred meters from the famous, ancient and holy shrine of Virbhadra. The Shivalik Hills, the Foothills of the Himalaya are surrounding the magnificent and peaceful abode of peace that is Sadhaka Grama.

To register for the retreat and room reservations click here.

SRSG is the international center for the teachings of the Himalayan Tradition of Yoga and Meditation and the world headquarters of the Association of Himalayan Yoga Meditation Societies International (AHYMSIN).

It can house up to one hundred guests in forty simply furnished single and family cottages. The cottages feature one or two bedrooms, meditation room, dining area, kitchen, bathroom with shower (hot and cold water) and western style toilet.

Sadhaka Grama serves as a retreat center for individuals or groups wishing to deepen their spiritual practices in a meditative atmosphere.

The surrounding area is known as Deva Bhumi (land of the gods). Rishikesh, the city of two hundred ashrams, is a city bustling with presence and activities of the world's most ancient spiritual traditions. Varieties of spiritual organizations offer a range of learning opportunities in the area of ancient scriptures.

The nearby ancient spiritual city of Haridwar offers a wonderful diversion, blending pilgrimage with "insight-seeing" and shopping.


Balanced vegetarian meals are cooked and served from the common kitchen. Special menu requests from groups can also be accommodated.

Due to the center's spiritual origin and affiliations, no meat or alcohol consumption is permitted; no smoking is allowed on the premises.

Eligibility Requirements and Fees

himalayan yoga traditionThe HYT-TTP retreat requires that you are currently enrolled and have paid your tuition for the HYT Teacher Training and Continuing Education Program. The tuition fees for the program are $2400 for all three levels. These fees include the basic teaching material (curriculum, home Study, booklets and audio lectures by Swami Veda Bharati). To enroll please apply now.

The boarding fees at Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama are between $30 and $40 per night, depending on the level of comfort requested. This includes lodging and all meals in the dining hall.

Faculty - for Faculty Bios click here.

Swami Ritavan BharatiSwami Ma Radha Bharati Dr. Stephen Parker
Ashutosh SharmaPierre LefebvreSavitri Jugdeo
John SellingerSonia Van Nispenand others

*Even though Swami Veda will not be physically present during the Retreat, his energy and spiritual presence remains strong at SRSG. Swami Veda left the body in 2015.

Sample Schedule

5:30 - 6:00 AM

Morning Prayers & Meditation

6:00 - 7:30

Morning Hatha Yoga

7:30 - 8:15


8:30 - 9:30


10:00 - 12:00 

AM Workshop & Practicum

12:00 - 12:30

Breathing Practice

1:00 PM
2:30 - 4:00 
Practice Teaching; or Journaling,
Group Home study Review
4:30 - 6:30 
PM Workshop and Practicum
6:30 - 7:00
Breathing Practice
Light Dinner
Evening program
Evening Prayers & Meditation

To register for the retreat and room reservations click here.



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