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28 Days 250 Hours Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in India

  • location Yoga Dhama, 130-1C, Bogadi Road, TK Layout, next to Aroma Bakery, Near all India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Mysore

Yoga Alliance Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in India

This comprehensive course will help you to gain a holistic understanding of your personal yoga practice. This training focuses on Hatha yoga and covers beginner and intermediate yoga poses. Practice meditation and pranayama, experience anatomy lessons, and Patanjali yoga sutras surrounded by the relaxing vibes of Mysore, India. You will be more than just a teacher; you will become a true yogi with the IndeaYoga and register with Yoga Alliance certificates.

28 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English;
The maximum participants in the group is 24

Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Study human body anatomy
  • Daily asanas and chanting practice
  • Hatha yoga philosophy and teaching practice
  • Daily pranayama meditation sessions
  • 27 nights accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian meals

Skill level

  • Advanced
  • Intermediate

Retreat Style

  • Hatha Yoga
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Program

During this training, you will study Hatha yoga philosophy, asana practice, and techniques. You will gain knowledge of the methodology of teaching that includes the principles of demonstration, instruction, and observation. Also, you will practice prayers and chantings, learn pranayama techniques, the study of physical human body anatomy, and learn the basics from the study of yoga scriptures, ethics for yoga teachers, and the life of a yogi.

IndeaYoga Beginner Series and Preparatory series are designed by Bharath Shetty and the teaching is imparted by Senior Teachers trained by Bharath himself.

You will be assessed in both written and teaching evaluation exams at the end of the course. The assessment exams are structured to meet the standards of the Yoga Alliance.

Program

Asana practice and technique

During this course, you will learn how to practice and teach in detail the IndeaYoga Beginner Series, IndeaYoga preparatory series. The beginner series provides the knowledge and skill to work with students who are injured or extremely stiff and lack flexibility and stability, as well as aging populations and beginners. The preparatory and foundation series provide a wide range of Asanas.

The teaching of all three series is thoroughly imparted in the following structure by Bharath Shetty and students are expected to know this detail for each asana by the end of the course and for the exam.

Teaching practice

Applying the above eight-step teaching methodology, you will teach several sessions by teaching to the other students in the course in a classroom setting. You will also be required to sit-in and observe Bharath and other IndeaYoga teachers who present the Mysore style classes. The aim of this course is that you gain knowledge of the methodology of teaching that includes the principles of demonstration, instructions, and observation.

Prayers and chanting

You will learn the prescribed opening and closing prayers, their meanings, and also familiarize yourself with chanting few other mantras and Kirtans.

Pranayama

A selection of pranayama techniques will be taught and practiced during the course.

Anatomy

Anatomy includes the study of physical human body anatomy, the skeleton, organs and muscles, cardiovascular system, and nutrition.

Philosophy and ethics

You will have an overview of the meaning of the word yoga, chakras, and Patanjali yoga sutras. Also, you will learn the Ashtanga eight-fold yoga with a more detailed satsang on selected sutras from chapters one; Samādhi Pāda, and two; Sādhana Pāda of the sutras.

Self-practice

During this course, you will also practice self-study to read recommended books, participate in discussions, and practice by yourself all topics of this teacher training.

Monday to Saturday sample daily schedule

  • 05:00 Wake up alarm
  • 05:30 - 05:45 Chanting and kriyas
  • 05:45 - 07:15 Asana practice
  • 07:30 - 08:15 Pranayama
  • 08:15 - 09:00 Breakfast break
  • 09:15 - 10:00 Karma yoga
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Anatomy
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Teaching class
  • 12:00 - 13:30 Techniques class
  • 13:30 - 14:00 Lunch break
  • 14:00 - 16:00 Study break/rest
  • 16:30 - 17:30 Philosophy class
  • 17:30 - 18:00 Chanting and meditation
  • 18:00 - 19:50 Asana practice
  • 19:30 - 20:00 Dinner break
  • 20:00 - 21:30 Happy hour
  • 21:30 Goodnight!

Pre-requisites

The course engages the students for 6-8 hours per day and requires complete dedication. The intensity of the course significantly alters how one perceives yoga. For all participants in this course, a minimum of six months of Hatha yoga practice is required. If this is not the case, you may enroll yourself for the Hatha yoga Mysore style classes before you start your course in teacher training. You also have the option of practicing under IndeaYoga certified teachers close to your location before enrolling for the course.

Recommended readings

  • "Light on Yoga" by B.K.S Iyengar
  • "Yoga: Asanas Pranayama Mudras Kriyas" by Vivekananda Kendra Prakashan
  • "Raja Yoga" by Swami Vivekananda
  • "The Forceful Yoga" by G. P Bhatt
  • "Four Chapters on Freedom" by Bihar Yoga
  • "Hatha Yoga Pradipika" by Swami Muktibodhananda (Bihar Yoga)
  • "Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha" by Swami Satyananda Saraswati

What is included

  • 3 daily vegetarian meals plus snacks
  • 27 nights accommodation
  • All materials mentioned in the itinerary
  • Daily yoga classes
  • Full yoga program
  • Housekeeping
  • IndeaYoga certificate upon completion to register with Yoga Alliance
  • Trip to the Golden Triangle
  • Airport transfers (can be arranged if you coming before 24 hours upon request)

What is not included

  • Airfare
  • Additional meals and activities
  • Personal expenses

Additional Details

Accommodation

  • Check-in Time:16:00
  • Check-out Time:10:00

During this course, you will stay either in a private or a double room. All rooms have attached toilet/bath, hot/cold water and personal cupboard. Two sets each of bed linen and bath towels will be provided for the duration of 4-weeks.

Please note that the check-in will be at 4 p.m., one day prior to the course commencement, and the check-out at 10 a.m., the following day of the course completion.

Facilities

  •  Dining area
  •  Environmentally friendly
  •  Garden
  •  Kitchen
  •  Lobby

Retreat location

This teacher training will take place at IndeaYoga Dhaama in Mysore, India. IndeaYoga is located in the vicinity of the beautiful Mysore University campus and is surrounded by fresh and lush green vegetation and also by a beautiful view of the Chamundi Hills along with the sunrise and sunset from the lake. The IndeaYoga Dhaama is near Kukkarahalli lake, which is a kilometer from the Dhaama where the yogis go for walks during the weekends.

Food

During this teacher training, you will be served three daily organic and vegetarian meals along with coffee and tea available throughout the day. The food served will be mainly organic and nutritional based on Sattvic diet and keeping in mind the requirements of the everyday practices. Coffee and Tea will also be available throughout the day. Filtered hot/cold drinking water is provided. The welcome meal and the gala dinner is something that you would not want to miss!

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The following meals are included:
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:
  • Vegetarian
The following drinks are included:
  • Coffee
  • Tea

Meet The Instructors

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Bharath, Vid, Ankur, & Others

Bharath Shetty

Yogacharya Bharath Shetty is the first yoga teacher in India to be certified as a yoga registered teacher with 500 hours of training. In more than two decades of yoga teaching experience, he has trained more than 600 teachers from over 60 countries. He is a student of the legendary Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar and has received training at Vivekananda Kendra, Bangalore and International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, Kerala as well.

Vid Yogashree

Ms. Vid Yogashree was born in a very traditional family in the heritage city of Mysore. She began her Sanskrit training at a very young age at Sanskrit patashala in an authentic style. She pursued her masters and Vidwath course in the Sanskrit language she has been teaching at different levels now for over eight years. She is also experienced in training foreign students in basic Sanskrit language and advanced Sanskrit language, its pronunciation, chanting etc.

Ankur Bhati

Ankur is an experienced 500 HRS trained teacher from IndeaYoga and registered to Yoga Alliance, USA. He has been practicing Yoga since Seven years with varied teachers in India. Ankur’s passion for teaching Yoga had brought him to Yogacharya Bharath Shetty, under his Guru’s guidance he completed his teacher’s training. He is assisting him in Teacher’s Training and Mysore Style batches. Before coming to Mysore Ankur was taking regular Yoga classes in Rajasthan and special programs for corporates. An avid photographer and traveler Ankur likes to capture wildlife and travel during his free time

Ms.Meet Sidhu

Ms.Sidhu is a trained Yoga Teacher from Indea Yoga. She is registered as RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance,USA. Meet Sidhu is taking Pranayama Class in our TTC Batches. For more than 5 years of teaching in USA, she has finally moved India to impart the knowledge of Yoga which she has received from her Guru Yogacharya Bharath Shetty. Ms. Sidhu is also one of the lead teacher at Yoga Bharata (sister concern of Indea Yoga), where she takes Mysore Style Classes, LED Classes as well as Ashtanga Vinyasa( Back Bending and Hip Opening).

 

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Location Yoga Dhama, 130-1C, Bogadi Road, TK Layout, next to Aroma Bakery, Near all India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Mysore

Arrival by airplane

The only domestic flight flies to Mysore airport. Please book your International flight to arrive at nearest Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (BLR). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. Please let IndeaYoga know if you would like to take this option.

Arrival by bus

From Kempegowda International Airport (BLR), you can take the intercity airport service, Flybus.

Arrival by taxi

From the airport, you can take a taxi to the accommodation. The approximate price is 2700 INR without air conditioning and 2900 INR with the use of air conditioning in the car.

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Booking And Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 60 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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