Program Overview - Yoga Teacher Training - 200 Hours

Technique Training & Practice in Asanas, Pranayama,Mudra, Bandhas, kriyas /Cleansing Processes, chanting, mantra & Meditation
Anatomy & Physiology A basic knowledge of various body systems. Functioning of various organs and other systems which are affected by yoga practices. Health benefits of yoga techniques, precautions / contraindications are covered in this lectures and also in practical Yoga sessions.
Sanskrit training includes chanting, Mantra, Asanas, Pranayama, and other Yoga words.
Yoga Teaching Methodology includes session / lesson planning, Injury Prevention, Alignment principles in Yoga poses, educational techniques to teach principles of Yoga, practicum in teaching yoga, understanding, correcting, assisting, encouraging, caring and guiding the progress of students in yoga. Program also includes ethical guidelines or ethics for Yoga teacher.
Examination for Practical Training, Theory Assignments on Anatomy & Physiology, Ashtanga Yoga, Teaching Methodology, Individual Education, Practical Lesson examination (Examination of Teaching Yoga).
Ayurveda - Introduction to Ayurveda that is science of life, Indian traditional science of healthy life style, medicines and herbs.
Locations - We offer courses in multiple locations in India and abroad with centres in Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong and Thailand.

Fees And Financial Information

 The fees for the Yoga Teacher Training in English at Ashram in India
 Lodging & boarding Charges - USD $ 800 or EURO € 720 or Pound Sterling £ 630
 Course fees - USD $ 300 or EURO € 270 or Pound Sterling £  240
 Including course material, syllabus books & other material)
 Registration fees - US $ 150 or EURO € 135 or Pound Sterling £ 120 (Registration fee is Non refundable)
 Total Fees -USD $ 1250 (800 + 300 + 150) Other currencies like EURO € or Pound Sterling £ will be as per exchange rate of the day  
   For Foreign Nationals only - On arrival the pick up from Mumbai airport to Nasik ashram is complimentary.
   Total Fees for Indian citizens in Indian Rupees Rs 35000/-
  ** For fees of programs in singapore, thailand, Australia, HongKong and others, please contact

Yoga Teacher Training Course, Student's Feedback & Testimonials

 Fees can be paid with any of the following ways
 Cash Currency - USD $, Sterling £ , Euro €, Canadian Dollar, Singapore Dollar, Australian Dollar, Yen ¥ or  Indian Rupees Rs (INR)
 Travellers Cheques or Online payment with Credit Card or Debit card (Visa & Master Card)
 Note - Foreign currency exchange is available at request.

Curriculum or Content of Yoga certification program

Yoga Teacher Training, Certification Program For Beginners
Duration - 250 - Hour 
(Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation Training / Teaching Techniques / Philosophy / Applications of Yoga / Yoga Therapy)
Program - 28 days or 4 weeks

Curriculum / Contents / Syllabus

  • Basic & Preparatory movements -More than 30 basic and preparatory movements to warm up the body, muscles and align the joints are taught in the program. These movements help prevent injuries during difficult yoga poses. Click to know more
  • Yoga poses / Asana / Yoga positions - Yoga teacher training program includes about 90 different yoga poses starting with poses for beginners and intermediate level and some advance poses are included but it is for those who can do it easily. Click for more
  • Pranayama - Deep Breathing, Fast Breathing, Alternate Nostril Breathing (Anuloma Viloma), Surya Bhedan (Right Nostril Breathing), Bhastrika (Bellow's Breath), Bhramari (Humming Bee Pranayama), Ujjayi (Psychic Breath), ShitaliSitkari (Cooling Pranayama).
  • Meditation - Including Chakra Meditation, Prana Meditation, So Ham Meditation, Mantra meditation and Revitalizing Meditation.
  • Surya Namaskar - Sun Salutations. A dynamic series of Yoga poses to revitalize the body and mind. (Beginners Series, Intermediate & Advance Series)
  • Cleansing Processes - Jalaneti (Nasal Cleansing), Kapalbhati (Frontal Lobe Cleansing), Tratak (Concentration), Dhouti, Partial master cleanse or Lagoo Shankha prakshalana from the Hatha Yoga Tradition.

Course Curriculum / Syllabus Books
  • Yoga Sopan (Basic Course) - Rishi Dharmajyoti (Yoga Vidya Gurukul Publication)
  • Yoga Pravesh (Beginners Course) - Rishi Dharmajyoti
  • Yoga Parichay (Intermediate Course) - Rishi Dharmajyoti
  • Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha - Swami Satyananda (Bihar School of Yoga)
  • Yoga Teacher Handbook - Rishi Dharmajyoti (Yoga Vidya Gurukul Publication)

Theory Lectures

  • Ashtanga Yoga - Yam and Niyama, Asana or Yoga Poses, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyan & Samadhi (Meditation from Ashtanga Yoga).
  • Hatha Yoga - History, philosophy, asana, pranayama, mudra, bandha and cleansing techniques.
  • Different Types of Yoga (Karma Yoga / Bhagwad Gita, Bhakti Yoga, Jnana Yoga, Mantra Yoga, Swara Yoga, kundalini Yoga, Chakra).
  • Ayurveda - Introduction to ayurveda, ayurveda body types, ayurveda diet.
  • Yoga Lifestyle.
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology - A basic knowledge of various body systems including respiratory, digestive, excretory, blood circulatory, nervous, musculoskelet, reproductive & endocrine systems. Functioning of various organs, endocrine glands and other systems which are affected by yoga practices. Health benefits of yoga techniques, precautions / contraindications are covered in this lectures and also in practical Yoga sessions.
  • Injury prevention in Yoga practice, Alignment priciples in Yoga poses

Yoga Teaching Methodology

Yoga Teacher Training - Teaching Mehodology

Theory 4 Hours
Micro lessons 12 Hours (practical session of teaching the techniques with feedback)
Trial Lesson 4 hours per student (Yoga session conducted by student)
Lesson Examination 1 hour per student
  • This includes practical training, micro teaching lessons, practice sessions, workshops, Yoga lesson planning, Yoga education system, self study, Yoga class coordination, managing your Yoga class etc.
Examination: Practical Asana Assessment 300 marks, 4 written assignments each 50 marks, final lesson exam 200 marks (Yoga Teaching examination)

Daily Schedule

Teacher Training (Residential) Course Daily Schedule
05:00 am WAKEUP TIME
05.45 am to 06.00 am Mantra Chanting
06:00 am - 08:00 am Yoga Practice (Asana & Pranayama)
08:00 am to 09:00 am Karma Yoga (Selfless Service)
09:00 am to 09:30 am Breakfast / Snacks
10:00 am to 10:45 am Yoga Nidra / Theory lecture I
11:15 am to 12:00 pm Theory lecture II
12:15 am to 01:00 pm LUNCH
01:00 pm to 03:00 pm Resting Time (Self Study)
03:00 pm to 03:15 pm Herbal Drink
03:15 pm to 04:00 pm Theory Lecture III
04:15 pm to 06:00 pm Yoga Practice (Asana & Pranayama)
06:45 pm to 07:15 pm Mantra chanting / meditation
07.30 pm to 08:00 pm DINNER
08:15 pm to 09:00 pm Sanskrit Training / Meditation / Yoga Songs (Bhajans) / Group Discussions / Question Answer sessions / Satsangs.
10.00 pm Bed Time

Certificate, Recognition & Insurance

Diploma in Yoga Education
  • The program is recognized by the Indian Government (Government of Maharashtra).
  • Yoga Vidya Gurukul is affiliated to YCMOU (A Government of India University) to run the Diploma courses in Yoga.
  • Yoga Vidya Gurukul is recognized as Yoga & Yoga therapy research organization by University of Pune (A Government of India University).
  • Certification to the successful student entitles them to teach in any part of the world.
  • Many insurance companies all over the world have been providing liability & professional indemnity insurance to our students who complete the Yoga teacher training program, as the student becomes a member of Yogapoint teacher association of Yoga Vidya Gurukul after completing the course. There is NO extra membership fee for becoming the member. Currently (as on June 2012) Yogapoint teacher association has more than 2150 teachers out of india and more than 16000 teachers in India.

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Who Should Apply?   How to Apply

Who Should Apply?

  • Healthy individuals (physically + mentally) with no or minimum experience of yoga. Yoga practitioners who have been doing yoga and want to become teachers.
  • Minimum age is 18 years. For students over the age of 60 a fitness certificate is necessary.
  • This course is NOT for someone who is looking for Yoga Holidays or just some Asana practice. This is a full time course for understanding the Yoga Lifestyle & yourself.
  • Yoga aspirants who want to learn the INDIAN TRADITIONAL YOGA & techniques to teach the same.
  • If you are expecting modified versions of physical exercises in the name of Yoga then this is not the school for you.
  • You should apply only if you are willing to follow the rules and regulations of the ashram.

Note - The culture in the ashram is different from a holiday resort or summer camp.

How to Register / How to Apply?

You can fill up the registration form by clicking the link next to the course date. If you can not find the form then please send email to or After acceptance of the form, you will be asked to pay a registration fee (Non refundable). The remaining fee can be deposited when the student comes for the course.

Note - If you do not receive any answer in 7 days, you may call on +91 9822770727

Yoga Vidya Gurukul

Yoga Vidya Gurukul was founded in 1978 by Yogacharya Vishwas Mandlik and since then we are functioning as a non-profit organization. We are inspired and guided by our spiritual master Swami Satyananda of Bihar school of yoga. We are present in most of the states (Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Assam and Madhya Pradesh) in India with our Centers and branches. We have recognized centers to conduct Teacher Training Courses in Thailand, Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore.

We have more than 15000 yoga teachers in India and approximately 2000 yoga teachers abroad, as well as more than 300,000 yoga students. We conduct various courses in yoga:

  • Basic 7 day courses
  • Regular courses for beginners
  • Intermediate and advance practitioners
  • Specific courses like pregnancy, yoga for children, yoga for weight loss, yoga for back pain as well as different levels of yoga courses
  • Various Yoga therapy courses and treatment courses for diseases such as back problems, sciatica, slipped disc, diabetes, hypertension, heart problems, digestive diseases, gynecological problems, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, cancer, anxiety, depression and many more health conditions.

We teach different types of yoga such as Ashtanga yoga, hatha yoga, karma yoga, bhakti yoga, jnana yoga, tantras, yoga philosophy, asana, pranayama, cleansing and so on.

This Spiritual tradition was founded by Adi Shankaracharya (Yoga Master and Guru). This great tradition was introduced by Swami Sivananda in 19th and 20th century, Swami Satyananda is the disciple of Swami Sivananda. Swami Niranjananda is the successor of Swami Satyananda and is our inspiration and guru. We follow him and teach Indian Traditional Yoga, which is a synthesis of Ashtanga Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Karma yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Jnana Yoga and is based on ancient texts of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras (Ashtanga), Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Gherand Samhita, Bhagvad Gita, Upnishadas, Vedas and Tantra.

Aims and objectives of Yoga Vidya Gurukul
  • To spread yoga in its true form for helping all of society, without barriers.
  • To promote the yogic way of life and healthy lifestyle in tune with nature.
  • To help those in need as 'Seva' the selfless service.

Contact Details


The address of the course venue

Yoga Vidya Gurukul 
village Talwade, Trimbak, Nasik

  Address of Institute office in Nasik 

Yoga Vidya Dham, Kaivalya Nagari,
College Road, Nashik - 422005.
Maharashtra, India.
Phone - +91-9822770727 (for courses in ENGLISH)
+91-253-2318090 (For courses, in HINDI or MARATHI)
(Please call during 9.00 AM to 5 PM Indian Time) or

Nasik city is 170 KM from Mumbai (formerly Bombay)

Nasik is about 1800 Ft or 580 Metres above sea level.

Regular TrainsBus Service and Taxi services are available to reach Nasik. We can also provide an airport pickup service directly to our ashram.

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