Program Overview - Online Yoga Therapy Training Program

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 suitable for yoga teachers, health professionals, experienced yoga practitioners who want to learn yoga teachniques to help people with various health conditions like diabetes, back problems, hypertension, heart problems, cancer, arthritis, asthma, gynecological problems, digestive problems, thyroid problems, obesity, stress, anxiety, depression and many more. Learn simple ayurveda and naturopathy techniques to help with health conditions.

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)

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

How will the course be conducted?


  • 12 weeks program – Minimum 25 hours per week which includes approximately 10 hrs of lectures (live and recorded) 10 hrs of yoga practice (guided and self-practice) and 5 hours of study (Total of Contact Hours and Non-Contact Hours is more than 200 Hours)
  • Live Yoga classes with very experienced Yoga teachers
  • Technology platform – Microsoft Teams App, Google meet App or Zoom App on mobile phones/iPhones (android or ios), or tablets/iPad (android or ios) or laptop computer)
  • Resources - Videos, Audios, PowerPoint presentations, Documents, various live lectures and recorded lectures on
  • Students can also watch all the recorded sessions as per their convenience.
  • There will be continuous support through the entire duration of the program via emails, video chat, group discussions, personal feedback for individual yoga practices, question and answer sessions and personalized chats with teachers and yoga experts etc.

Curriculum or Content of the Program

Online Yoga Therapy course (70 days)

Yoga (Practical Training 72 Hours)


  • Applied Ayurveda (Simple home remedies for various problems, life style oriented treatments)
  • Introduction to Herbal Medicine (Treatment with Herbs is not taught in this course)
  • Ayurveda Massage (marma techniques), Vata, Kapha, Pitta Type of personalities, Shirodhara technique & other herbal treatments.

Naturopathy (Practical Training 12 Hours)

  • Massage, Steam bath, Local steam application, Mud Bath, Accupressure
  • Study & Analysis of life Style Diet
  • Special Diet for various diseases

Lectures on Yoga, Ayurveda, Nature Cure, Anatomy & Physiology, Diseases

General Lectures

  • Pregnancy & Yoga
  • Use of other Types of Yoga for healing
  • Pranayama, Meditation, yoga nidra etc.
  • Stress Management

Examination & Internship

  • Theory assignments based on various lectures (these are open book exams)
  • Teaching examination in Asanas, Pranayama, Meditation, Yoga Nidra etc.
  • Writing of a short paper on a chosen disease
  • Internship up to 10 days in our Yoga Therapy hospital (This is optional and students need to communicate before the course for available dates for internship)

Recommended Books

  • Online Yoga Therapy - Yogacharya Vishwas Mandlik
  • Online Yoga Therapy - Swami Kuvalayananda
  • Yogic Management of Commong Diseases - Dr. Swami Karmananda (Bihar School of Yoga Publication)
  • Other recommended books are available in library.

Certificate, Recognition & Insurance

Diploma Course in Online Yoga Therapy (Diploma Certification program)

  • 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 & Online 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.

Program Dates

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Fees And Financial Information


  1. Course fees - USD $ 250 (Including course material (PDF), syllabus books (PDF)
  2. Registration fees - US $ 100 (Registration fee is Non-refundable)
  3. Total Fees -USD $ 350
  4. Total Fees for Indian citizens in Indian Rupees Rs 12500
  5. For any questions about fees, please email

Fees can be paid with any of the following ways

  1. Bank account transfer - you can transfer money directly to Yogapoint Bank Account, you can send email to if you would like to opt for this option.

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, Online 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 Online Yoga therapy hospitals and 12 Online yoga therapy out patient clinics. The experience gathered during these years helps students.

BKS Iyenger Visit


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

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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)

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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

Who Should Apply?

  • The course is for Experienced Yoga Teachers or senior Yoga practitioners (2 years or more experience) or
  • Health practitoners including medical professionals who want to learn and use Yoga Techniques from Ashtanga yoga, Hatha Yoga, Ayurveda and Naturopathy for treatment of various diseases
  • To apply for the course, please select the course dates.

Yoga education is a subject of research and require years of experience, Yoga Vidya Gurukul has been operational since last 28 years in various parts of India and abroad. We are successfully running 3 Yoga & Naturopathy Therapy centers for last 28 years and successfully treated more than 25000 patients suffering from various diseases.

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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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 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 Online 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.

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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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