Yoga Teacher Training

Program Overview - Yoga Teacher Training - 200 Hours

Yoga Vidya Gurukul was founded in 1978 by Yogacharya Dr Vishwas Mandlik as a non-profit organization. Our organization is following traditional yoga which is the authentic form of yoga focusing on life style and based on Ashtanga yoga, Hatha yoga, Karma yoga, Bhakti yoga, Jnana yoga.

The prestigious Prime Ministers Yoga Award 2017 was given to our founder, Dr Vishwas Mandlik for his great contribution to the field of yoga in india and all over the world. He is the first recipient of this award in India.

We have been conducting Yoga teacher training programs since 1983. We have more than 18000 yoga teachers in India, 4500 yoga teachers in foreign countries and more than 300,000 yoga students all over the world.

This program is recognized by

  • Government of Maharashtra (under Govt of India)
  • Department of AYUSH (Under Yoga Department, Government of India)
  • Indian Air Force (Air force division of India army, under Government of India)
  • Kavi Kalidas Sanskrit University, Ramtek, Nagpur (Government of Maharashtra University)

This teacher training program is holistic in approach which covers all aspects of yoga lifestyle. Based on ancient teachings, ashram experience is life transforming which brings positivity to the everyone. This program is suitable for beginners, or intermediate yoga practitioners or even advance practitioners who want to learn teaching methods and understand deeper scientific aspects of yoga practices such as asanas, pranayama, meditation, life style.

Yoga Vidya Gurukul has been recognized by AYUSH (Yoga and Ayurveda) ministry, Government of India as the Leading Yoga Institution in India.

Curriculum or Content of Yoga certification program

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), Shitali, Sitkari (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.

Yoga Wellness Instructor Level II

(Government of India Certification)

Optional 4 weeks online program

  • The Yoga Certification Board (YCB), Ministry of AYUSH and the Government of India has recognized Yoga Vidya Gurukul as a leading Yoga Institute in India for various yoga certifications for Yoga professionals and to conduct assessment for all the certification offered by the YCB.
  • This program is for 4 weeks (25 hours per week including lectures, yoga class and self study). Moreover, this program involves lectures and practical sessions of Sukshma Vyayam, Asana, Pranayama, Kriyas, Bandha, Mudra and meditation techniques. It will also cover the study of ancient yoga texts, understanding yoga philosophy and yoga teaching methodology.
  • The course will be conducted as live and recorded sessions .At the end of the course there will be written and practical examination for all the candidates.
  • After completion of the course the successful candidates will receive Level II certification from YCB, under the Ministry of AYUSH (Government of India).
  • Eligibility criteria : Candidates who have completed the Yoga Teacher Training Course from Yoga Vidya Gurukul (minimum 250+hours.)
  • Fees : INR 7500 course fees, INR 4800 examination fee, Total INR 12500

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 Teacher Training - Teaching Mehodology

  • 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)

Yoga Teaching Methodology

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

TTC students at Yoga Vidya Dham with Yogic Guru-Gandhar Mandlik

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.

Ashram View of YogaPoint Where Yoga Teaching Training Is Conducted

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.


Yoga Students Preactising Natural Yoga at YogaPoint-Yoga Vidya Dham during Yoga Teacher Training Program

TTC Students Enjoying Sunset at YogaPoint-Yoga Vidya Dham

Fees And Financial Information

The fees for the Yoga Teacher Training in English at Ashram in India

  1. Lodging & boarding Charges - USD $ 525
  2. Course fees - USD $ 200 (Including course material, syllabus books & other material)
  3. Registration fees - US $ 100 (Registration fee is Non refundable)
  4. Total Fees -USD $ 825 (525 + 200 + 100)
  5. Total Fees for Indian citizens in Indian Rupees Rs 30000
  6. For fees of programs in Singapore, Thailand, Australia, HongKong, Germany, Portugal, Italy and Kazakhstan please contact
For fees of programs in Singapore, Thailand, Australia, HongKong, Germany, Portugal, Italy and Kazakhstan please contact

Fees can be paid with any of the following ways

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

Travel Information

Travel Information (How To Reach?)

Nasik city is 170 KM from Mumbai (formerly Bombay)

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

Regular Trains, Bus service and Taxi services are available to reach Nasik. We can also provide an airport pickup service directly to our ashram. Click for more details.

For information about the Teacher training course, you may contact our affiliated centres and ask about the feedback and other enquiries. Click here to contact.

Weather Conditions

  • December - January - February - temperatures 10 to 28 degrees celcius (50 - 83 Fahrenheit) Winter time - Warm clothes are required
  • March - temperatures 18 degrees to 32 degrees celcius (64 - 90 Fahrenheit) Spring
  • April - May - June - temperatures 24 degrees to 40 degrees celcius (75 - 104 Fahrenheit) Summer - Warm to hot
  • July- August - September - temperatures 15 degrees to 35 degrees celcius (60 - 95 Fahrenheit) Rainy season Monsoon - Rainy clothes are required
  • October - November - temperatures 18 degrees to 35 degrees celcius (65 - 95 Fahrenheit) Warm during the day and little cold mornings/ evenings

Yoga Style

Style of Yoga & Tradition of Our School / Guru

We teach INDIAN TRADITIONAL YOGA. Our School is joined to the great tradition of Swami Satyananda Saraswati of Bihar School of Yoga. Paramhansa Swami Niranjananda Saraswati initiated Rishi Dharma Jyoti (Yogacharya Vishwas Mandlik) into Rishi Sannayasa and joined Yoga Vidya Dham on 7th March 2006 to the spiritual tradition of Sage Adi Shankaracharya, Swami Sivananda and Swami Satyananda

(Please note that Certification and Training is given by Yoga Vidya Gurukul, it is not a part of Bihar Yoga / Bihar Yoga Bharati.)

Before applying please read the following articles on Asana and the style of yoga we teach. We teach as per the traditional Indian Style of Yoga, according to the classical books of Hatha Yoga Pradipika and Ashtanga Yoga based on Patanjali Yoga Sutras.

Spiritual Tradition of Our School / Guru

This course is for beginners who want to learn and teach in a way which is as per the Hatha & Ashtanga yoga traditions. This course covers Yoga from basic to advanced techniques from the classical texts of Hatha Yoga and Ashtanga Yoga. (Hatha Pradipika & Patanjal Yoga Sutras.) Yoga philosophy, education, yoga therapy are subject of study, research dedication. Yoga Vidya Gurukul has been operational since the last 40 years in various parts of India and abroad. We run 2 Yoga therapy hospitals and 12 yoga therapy out patient clinics. The experience gathered during these years helps students.

BKS Iyenger Visit

Yogacharya B.K.S.Iyengar Visit Yoga Vidya Gurukul ashram in Trimbak

On 21st September 2008, BKS Iyengar visited Yoga Vidya Gurukul ashram in Trimbak, and addressed the Yoga teachers and students attending Yoga teacher training course and talked on his own experiences and various Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, he enlightened the students with his great guidance on the Yogic path..

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BKS Iyenger Visit to Yoga Point -

"I am taken to heaven at Yoga Vidya Gurukul as the place is blessed with the bounty of nature and yoga being a natural method in evolving each individual in yogic sadhana, those who practice here are already blessed by God with good environment. May yoga flourish in these beautiful surroundings. May Patanjalis blessings be upon all Sadhakas.

- BKS Iyengar

Yogacharya B.K.S.Iyengar Visit Yoga Vidya Gurukul ashram in Trimbak Yogacharya B.K.S.Iyengar Visit Yoga Vidya Gurukul ashram in Trimbak Yogacharya B.K.S.Iyengar Visit Yoga Vidya Gurukul ashram in Trimbak with Dr Vishwas Mandlik (Rushi Dharmajyoti) Yogacharya B.K.S.Iyengar addressing Yoga teachers and students attending Yoga teacher training course and talking on his own experiences and various Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Accomodation and Food

Ashram Location

Venue of Course - Vishwa Yoga Darshan is the perfect place for you to practice yoga and live healthy life style. It is situated in the mountain range of Sahyadri. The ashram is surrounded by fascinating landscapes and natural beauty. It is an ideal location away from the city and stressful modern life.

The new ashram has become popular as it offers a stress free Yoga lifestyle in a natural environment. The ashram is in the vicinity of Lord Trimbakeshwara, one of the 12 most important and auspicious Shiva Temples in India. Lord Shiva is the origin of Yoga Tradition and this makes the location of the ashram more significant. Millions of devotees visit the Shiva temple annually. The surrounding mountains are considered heaven for Yogis, allowing them to perform Yoga & Mediation practices.

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(Photos taken at Yoga Vidya Gurukul, Vishwa Yoga Darshan, Trimbak, Nasik, Maharashtra, India)

Lodging And Boarding


Yoga & Meditation facilities, medical facilities including emergency services are also provided. Herbal treatment to various problems is also provided to the students.

Lodging / Accomodation

The ashram provides lodging facilities to students. A student is provided with an independent section in a room. Every room has 2/ 3 /4 beds. A bed, mattress, blankets, sheets, pillow and mosquito nets are also provided, the room is self contained with an attached toilet block.

Hot water is available for 24 hours in every bathroom.

A clean drinking water from Ashram water reservoir is available which is filtered in the ashram with out use of chemicals.

An independent wardrobe with a locker with key is provided to every student.

A laundry service is available in the ashram free of cost. (It includes washing machines & hot air dryers.)

Swimming pool is available for use. (No extra cost is involved.)

Ayurveda spa which provides treatments such as massage, shirodhara, pancha karma, detox treatments is available at extra cost.

Ashram is 25 acres of land on the hill, so many walking pathways are there for nature walk.

An organic garden provides many vegetables and fruits for participants.

Ashram hill is a beautiful place to take a walk

Clean and simple arrangements are provided.

Note - Staying arrangements for Ladies and Gents are different.

Number of Students Per Batch Are About 25

Lecture Hall
Lecture Hall 2
Organic Garden 1
Organic Garden 2
Swastik building side view 1
Swastik building side view 2
Swastik building top view
Swastik Sun Rise
Swastik Sun Rise 2
Swimming pool 1
Swimming pool 2
Top view yogapoint ashram
Washing Area
Yoga Discussion Place
Yoga Food
Yoga Hall
Yoga Hall 2
Yoga Hall 3


Yogic Food

  • The Kitchen serves pure organic vegetarian food in accordance with the yogic life style.
  • The food is non spicy, non oily, rich in raw vegetables, and low in fat..
  • The daily diet consists of various seasonal fruits and vegetables, lentils, various beans, whole wheat and whole grains, oats, rice, fresh organic soya milk and organic cow milk.
  • Herbal drinks are provided instead of tea and coffee. Ayurveda herbs help strengthen various systems in the body and increase strength and efficiency.
  • The food supplied is strictly organic and minimally processed. We place great emphasis on maintaining a highly nutritional and balanced diet.
  • The diet is suitable for all, however if a student has any allergies or problems then their needs will be catered for to the best of availability.

Water - We provide mineral / purified water to all our students for drinking purposes.

Note - Complete silence is maintained in the dining room during the meals.


A good collection of books in the library is a valuable resource to aspiring Yoga students. It includes various books on Yoga, Meditation, Tantra, Vedas, Upanishadas, Indian philosophies, Ayurveda, naturopathy etc.

Personal Guidance

Personal guidance for medical problems using Yoga Techniques, Herbals and Ayurveda techniques is available for all the students.


The store provides the following services at cost

  • Books and CD's on Yoga
  • Various Yoga Accessories (Including mats, T Shirts etc.)
  • Soaps, shampoos, Stationary, Incense sticks
  • Medicines, Mosquito repellents
  • Foreign currency exchange
  • Assistance in Train / Flight reservations
  • International Phone call facility

Note - We do not have Internet facility in the ashram. Internet is available in Nasik city, on the weekly off when students can go to town. Internet is available on cell phones and other wireless internet devices as there is reception of all cell / mobile phone companies.

Please refer to the FAQ page if you have any further questions.

What to Bring?

Clothing - Loose & comfortable clothes for summer & warm ones for winter. Note - You are kindly requested to wear T-shirts / shirts covering the shoulders and long pants below the knees.

Receipt of Online registration fee (If you have paid it via Internet payment gateway)

Photos - 4 passport size photos & 4 photocopies of your passport and Indian visa.

Valuables - You can bring valuables at YOUR OWN RISK. A laptop may be useful but we are not responsible for any loss or damages. Lockers are supplied where you can keep your valuables safely. The Ashram has its own secutiry service.

Yoga Mats - Please bring your own mats. You can buy mats in the shop. Also Ashram can provide mats at No extra cost.

Miscellaneous - Your own medicines & personal toileteries.

Rules And Regulation of Ashram

Rules for Participants

Please note that you are entering an Yoga Ashram, which is a new experience. The rules should be followed so as to get the maximum benefit of this environment and make your experience more enjoyable.

Yoga is a discipline of body, mind and spirit. Keeping in view, the rules and regulations are made to enhance the quality of the mind. They are a part of the Yogic lifestyle.

  1. After the admission, participants cannot leave the campus (except for 1 weekly off). In case of emergency, written permission from the Course Coordinator is required.
  2. No friends or relatives are allowed to stay with the participants without any prior permission.
  3. Alcohol, tobacco or other drugs / steriods / smoking etc are strictly not allowed in the Ashram Premises during the stay in the ashram. (This behaviour may invite strict action against the persons violating this rule.)
  4. For getting the best results from the practice of yoga, the course schedule and diet is specifically organised; the participants are requested to adjust to this environment as quickly as possible.
  5. Participants must follow the timetable and attend all sessions, lectures and other activities.
  6. Please don't bring valuables, if necessary Yoga Vidya Dham can keep them safely for you during the course.
  7. If you are physically unwell, you are requested to contact the Resident Medical Officer immediately.,
  8. You can bring your medicines and continue personal treatment but it is advisable to inform the medical officer or your class teacher about your ailment & treatment.
  9. In the case of major health problems initial treatment will be provided by the medical officer. Any further treatment required during the course will have to be managed from external medical experts on your own.
  10. Necessary food arrangements are made in the institute and no external food is allowed. The food in the institute is strictly vegetarian. To experience the good effects of the Yogic lifestyle please do not have anything from outside to eat.
  11. There is complete silence during the meals.
  12. Seva Yoga / Karma Yoga is practiced for 1 hour a day.

Course Coordinator reserves the right to enforce any other necessary rules as well as the above rules.

What is seva yoga / Karma yoga?

Seva is serving others and helping others with compassion. Serving is not for personal gratification but to uplift others. Seva is an offering. When an action contains your best thoughts and feelings, your love and affection, sympathy and compassion, and when it uplifts others, that is seva. In the course of time seva becomes a way of life. Living for others becomes a way of life, not living for oneself. Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati

Certificate, Recognition & Insurance

Diploma in Yoga Education

  • The program is recognized by the Indian Government (Government of India).
  • 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 4000 teachers out of india and more than 18000 teachers in India.

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?

To register for a course, please click on the course date in the table below. In case of problems, please send email to or

Note - In case of any difficulties, please send a message on What's app +91 9822770727

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Contact Details

Yoga Vidya Gurukul

Village Talwade, Trimbak, Nasik

Phone - +91-9822770727

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Yoga Vidya Gurukul

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)

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Village Talwade, Trimbak, Nasik

Phone - +91-9822770727

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Nasik city is 170 KM from Mumbai (formerly Bombay)

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

Regular Trains, Bus 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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