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Hatha Yoga Teacher Training
4 Week / 200 Hours Yoga Alliance Certification 
At AyurYoga Eco-Ashram, Mysore-Kerala, India

One month yoga teacher training program to experience the intensive and spiritual teachings and practices of traditional Hatha yoga - with more emphasis on breathing, awareness, meditation and practical philosophy to live an enlightened life in society. Also, you will be presented with a professional yoga teacher certification diploma, recognized by Yoga Alliance, with which you can start teaching yoga professionally around the world.

This 200 hours Yoga Teacher Training covers all the basic techniques and skills to get started on the noble path of sharing your practical knowledge of yoga - both practical & intellectual - in a professional way. Even if you are not interested in teaching yoga, the practices and philosophy classes have detoxifying effect that will  enrich your body, mind and intellect and helps you to understand the purpose of life and know-how to live a sane and peaceful life. 

Course Venue:
AyurYoga Eco-Ashram, India

AyurYoga Eco-Ashram is the permanent campus of Yoga Vidya Retreats, who offer retreats in various parts of India. Set in 20 acres of organic farm on the bank of river Kabini in the district of Mysore, the ashram is situated in a peaceful countryside where you can explore Mother Nature in all it's magic. Though geographically located at one hour distance from Mysore, the place is more similar to Kerala-Tamilanadu Sacred Forest Reserves at two hours distance. 

As of now, we have limited cottages and can host only 2o to 25 students per a course with both Private and Twin-share accommodation in cottages made of wood and some out of hollow red earth bricks, all facing the river and valley.  

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Hath Yoga Teacher Training Course Outline

  • Practices: Asanas, pranayamas, kriyas, mudras, bandhas, meditation,
    and chanting.

  • Learn: Classification and sequencing of all  yoga asanas (poses) and adjustments techniques to correct your students or yourself.

  • Healing: Therapeutic benefits of yoga and precautions and contraindication.

  • Theory: Introduction to yogic lifestyle, Historical evolution of Yoga, Types of Yogas, Patanjali Yoga Sutras,  Yoga Anatomy & Physiology, Translation of important mantras.

  • Teaching Practice: Testing and sharing your Teaching skills with your co-teachers.

  • Career: Business/Career of a yoga teacher, communication skills and safety norms.

Curriculum:  International  and Traditional

Techniques Training/Practice — 117 Hours

Includes asanas, pranayamas, kriyas, chanting, mantra, meditation,
and other traditional yoga techniques. These hours are a mix between
(1) analytical training in how to teach and practice the techniques, and
(2) guided practice of the techniques. 

Teaching Methodology — 26 Hours

Includes principles of demonstration, observation, assisting /correcting, instruction, teaching styles, qualities of a teacher, the student’s process of learning, and business aspects of teaching yoga.

Yoga Anatomy & Ayurveda — 26 Hours

Includes both human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.) and anatomy of Pranic body: chakras, nadis, etc. Includes both the study of the subject and application of its principles to yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc).

Philosophy, Lifestyle & Ethics  — 26 Hours

Includes the study of yoga sutras, Essence of Bhagavad Gita, Historical evolution of yoga, the yoga lifestyle in a materialistic society, and ethics for yoga teachers. If time permits, basic Sanskrit and translation classes.

Practicum — 20 Hours

Includes practice teaching, receiving feedback, observing others teaching and hearing/giving feedback. Also includes assisting teachers in daily practice class.

Yoga Teacher Training Certification & Assessments

During this Yoga Teacher Training the students are continuously assessed throughout the course at all levels. There will be a practical test and two written exams to evaluate the understanding and skills of the students and then a certificate will be given.

We are recognized by Yoga Alliance in USA & Canada as both RYS 200 and RYS 300 (Registered Yoga School) under the name of "AyurYoga Eco-Ashram" and our main teacher Krishna Chaitanya is a E-RYT 500 (Expert Registered Yoga Teacher) too. This allows you to use our yoga teacher training certificate for insurance and taxation purpose. And with our yoga teacher training certificate you can also register as RYT 200 online from - for your career and job opportunities. 

Yoga Teacher Training Fees:

$2200 = Twin-share Room + Food + Course + Manuals
$2500 = Private Room + Food + Course + Manuals

This Course Fees includes Accommodation + Food for 30 nights, All Classes, Text books, manuals, New Yoga Mat, Kriya accessories like Jala Neti, Sutra neti, etc. that we will give you after arriving here. Also includes private coaching, spiritual consultations 

The course fee DOES NOT include your flight ticket / Airport transfers which we can organize at extra costs. 


A non-refundable deposit of US$300 is required to finalize a booking in any one of our yoga teacher training retreats. You can pay this with your Credit Card online through Paypal. 

Cancellation Policy:

If you can't make it to the course for any reasons, you can transfer the deposit to any of our future yoga teacher training within one year from the course starting date -- provided you inform us at least six weeks before the course starting date so that we can find a replacement for your spot. If you cancel the course at the last moment and if we can't find a replacement you will loose the deposit.

Balance Payments:

The balance payments can be paid after arrival in cash, in any major currency. You can also pay with your 
American Express Travellers Checks. We also accept Credit/Debit cards, Bank Transfers, TransferWise, Paypal, with certain extra commission of 4% to 10% extra, to cover the transaction costs/deductions/commissions/taxes as per Indian laws.  

For payments in Indian Rupees or any other currencies, we use the current exchange rates from at the time of your payment.

How to Register? 

Please email to: with a brief on your experience in yoga, to check the availability of a place. 

If a place is available, we will send you a link to our online application which you have to fill up and also email us a photo to be attached with the application.  

After the review and approval of the application by our teachers, we will send you a link to pay your non-refundable deposit of $300 USD to confirm your commitment to the course. You also need to send your flight details at least one month before the course to hold on the spot. 

Past Hatha Yoga Teacher Trainings in India: 

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200 Hours
Yoga Teacher Training


July 20 - August 17, 2016
September 1 - 29, 2016
October 10 - November 7, 2016
January 5 - February 2, 2017
February 14 - March 14, 2017

Future dates will be announced in 

November 2016. 


Yoga teacher training in India

 AyurYoga Eco-Ashram

Village JP Hundi,  Mysore
Karnataka, South India
Near Kerala-Tamilanadu Forest Reserves

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To know more about Accommodation, Food, How to Get Here and other practicalities, please check the Orientation Guide PDF below

Hatha Yoga Teacher Training

Daily Schedule

06.00 – 06.40 am: Meditation
06.40 – 07.00 am: Neti / Kriyas
07.00 - 09.15 am:  Yoga  & Pranayamas
09.30 – 10.30 am: Brunch & Free time
10.30 – 12.15 pm: Yoga in Big Picture /Anatomy    
12.15 – 02.00 pm:   Free time
02.00 – 02.30 pm: Fruits/Snacks 
02.30 – 04.00 pm:  Yoga Sutras / Ayurveda
04.30 – 07.00 pm:  Yoga  Workshops /Methodology / Teaching Practice
07.00– 08.00 pm: Dinner
08.00 – 09.00 pm:  Video Shows / Mantras

This time table is subject to change as per weather conditions.

Classes are held on 6 days a week and  7th day is for optional Trips to Cultural and spiritual places.


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