Certified Nada and Mantra Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh

  • Yoga & Ayurveda Reisen
  • Yoga Reisen


15 days 80 hours of certified yoga teacher training

“Nada” is Sanskrit and means sound. According to the yoga philosophy, the creation of the universe began with the sound of “Om”.

The sound in yoga is sacred, and for thousands of years the Rishis (holy men) have been singing Sanskrit verses called mantras. These mantras are highly energetically charged and have mental and physical healing powers through their specific vibrations.

Sounds, mantras and kirtans (devotional melodies) are an integrated and important part of yoga and yoga-related rituals.

By repeating mantra, one can not only enter deep meditation, but also heal oneself and others.

The entire branch of bhakti yoga – the yoga of devotion – is deeply connected to the mantra and the kirtan chant.

Nada Yoga opens your body, soothes your mind and opens your heart.

Overview of the course

This course will be full of sounds and melodies. As this course takes place in an ashram in the holy city of Rishikesh, we will participate in the program of the ashram with meditation, yoga lessons, fire ceremony, meals and evening programs.

You will find that sound is a big part of traditional Indian yoga and that it will accompany us through the structured days: during meditation we will recite a mantra in silence, in the yoga class a mantra will be the theme of the class, during the Fire Puja we will sing a complete set of ancient Vedic mantras and prayers.

Before meals we will honor the meal with the Bhojan mantra, and the evening program consists of the Ganga Art – the light ceremony on the Ganges and an energetic kirtan circle.

But during the course you will not only participate in the activities, but also learn the theory behind the Sanskrit sounds. We will teach you mantra and Kirtans and their meaning. Practice with you how to sing them and tell you when to use them.

This will take the form of classes as well as excursions: we will attend famous ceremonies on the river Ganga, meet real Indian yogis who introduce us to the mystery of Nada Yoga, knowledgeable musicians will explain Indian instruments to us, we will have harmonium classes and finally lead the evening Kirtan ourselves..

This course is for:

  • Yoga teachers who want to incorporate the science and beauty of the mantra into their classes
  • all who want to lead Kirtan
  • everyone who loves sound and feels a special connection to the vibrations of Vedic mantras and prayers.
  • all who want to experience Mantra and Kirtan in the spiritual atmosphere of an Indian ashram
  • For registered Yoga Teachers of the Yoga Alliance who want to receive certified training lessons

Course content:

  • Theory and Science of Sound
  • Om The Urklang
  • Saguna and Nirguna mantras
  • Vedic and Tantric mantras
  • Vedic mantra chanting
  • Techniques of Mantra Meditation
  • Mantra as part of your yoga class
  • Structure of Mantra Yoga Hours
  • many mantras and kirtans with chords
  • Mantra and Jnana Yoga, Bhakti Yoga and Kundalini Yoga
  • Mantra and rituals
  • Bhakti Yoga
  • Kirtan vocals
  • Instructions from Kirtan
  • Introduction to Indian Instruments
  • Harmonium Hours
  • Japa meditation
  • Workshop: Mala knotting

About Rishikesh

The spiritual place Rishikesh is located on the holy Ganges at the foot of the Himalayas. Surrounded by forest and mountains, the city consists of a colourful collection of temples, ashrams and yoga schools. Every day, pilgrims from all over India come to take a holy bath in the Ganges and take part in the ceremonial ceremonies. Baba ji’s (holy men) sit in deep meditation on small rocks on the bank of the Ganges, glowing candles float on the river every evening for the fire ceremony, and Hindu prayers and mantras can be heard everywhere.

The lived spirituality is contagious and very quickly you become a part of it and develop an intensive yoga practice in a structured everyday life.

In this wonderful energized place is the Parmath Niketan Ashram, one of the oldest and largest ashram complexes in Rishikesh and located directly on the banks of the Ganges. Despite the size, the ashram is a wonderful oasis of calm with many gardens and green areas, temples and yoga halls.

Here all aspects of yoga and spiritual life are brought together into one unit and the two daily yoga lessons are a wonderful combination of asanas, pranayama, mantra, mudra, philosophy and meditation, in which the focus is brought to the inside and often magical moments arise.

The ashram offers a good framework for a healthy yogic lifestyle with a regular daily routine, delicious and vegetarian dishes, yoga lessons and ashram events, such as the morning fire puja (prayer), the famous Arti (light) ceremony on the Ganges, satsang (exchange) Singing with the spiritual leaders of the Ashrams Pujya ji and Svadhvi ji and Kirtan.


Day 1 Independent arrival to Delhi, transfer to hotel

You will be welcomed by us at the airport and taken to the hotel.

Day 2 Onward journey to Rishikesh and arrival Ashram

After some rest and relaxation, our journey to Rishikesh continues by flight (1 hour) via Dehradun (1 hour transfer). In the evening we arrive for dinner at the Ashram.

Day 3 to 14 Nada yoga class in the ashram

We enjoy the next 12 days in the ashram with daily morning meditation, a yoga class, the fire ceremony, lectures, workshops, three healthy yogic meals, excursions and an evening ashram program. (Kirtan, Satsang, Sound Meditation, Singing Bowl Concerto)

  • 5: 00-6: 00 a.m. – Morning prayers and own Japa meditation practice on the Ganges (voluntary)
  • 6: 00-8: 00 a.m. – Yoga class with asana practice, pranayama and meditation, focus on mantra
  • 8: 00-8: 30 a.m. – Yagna fire ceremony
  • 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Breakfast
  • 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Classes
  • 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Having lunch
  • 2: 00-3: 00 p.m. – Quiet, self-study
  • 3: 00-5: 30 pm – Classes
  • 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. – Ganga Arti, light ceremony
  • 7: 00-7: 45 pm – Satstang
  • 8:00 p.m. – Dinner
  • Afterwards evening program and free time (Kirtan singing, relaxation exercises, meditation, clamshell)

Sunday is free. A group excursion is offered on this day

Day 15 Departure

In the morning we take the flight (or train) to Delhi.

The journey begins and ends in Delhi at the international airport.

Included services

  • (Early arrival or late departure) 1 x hotel room with breakfast in Delhi (double room)
  • Total transport with 2 domestic flights
  • Ashram in Rishikesh:
  • 14 x overnight stays in a double or three-man room with attached bathroom
  • 3 x daily healthy, vegetarian meals
  • 1 x daily yoga class
  • Participation in ashram activities (Kirtan, singing, fire ceremony, meditation)
  • filtered water
  • 2 weeks 80-hour yoga teacher training certified with Yoga Alliance with teaching material
  • Certificate (training lessons with the Yoga Alliance)
  • smaller excursions in Rishikesh
  • Visa
  • International flight
  • unmentioned meals


Prices and dates

Fixed group date:

per person in a double room (4-16 participants)

Single room: € 200 surcharge

22.03.2025 – 05.04.2025

1850 €

You can then take part in a yoga trek, an excursion to Varanasi or a follow-up trip.

Travel info


Intensive yoga training requires a lot of discipline and commitment. In order to obtain the certificate, no hours of absence may be recorded and a theory and practice examination must be passed.

More information

YACEP (Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider), instructor and yoga instructor: Sarah and Noor

Sarah will coordinate all of your teaching, theoretical and practical lessons. Since she is a passionate Bhakti Yogi and Kirtan singer, she loves Nada Yoga and has completed several trainings throughout India.

She will teach many of the sessions with her co-teachers and guest teachers.

What to bring

  • Loose and light clothing (knee and shoulder covered, preferably white or bright colours)
  • a scarf
  • thick socks
  • Sweater
  • Flipflops
  • Towels
  • Sunglasses
  • Toiletries (sunscreen) and small medical equipment (in Rishikesh you can get everything)
  • Passport (copy), credit or debit card, some cash in your currency (approx. € 50-100),
  • Mobile phone, camera, charger (no adapter), maybe laptop
  • notebook, writing material
  • a lot of curiosity and excitement

Certified Nada and Mantra Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh

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