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Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training ( Level 1)


250+ hours of Ashtanga yoga teacher training prepares you to work with flow yoga (Vinyasa) or the dynamic form of yoga that promises immense physical and mental health benefits. The course focuses on shaping teachers who are capable of instilling strength, balance and a sense of rhythm in the body of their students. Yogacharya Bharath Shetty, who possesses almost 60,000 hours of teaching experience, of which 33,000 hours are recognized by Yoga Alliance, has exclusively designed the teaching methodologies imparted in the course.

Ashtanga yoga teacher training course encompasses beginner and intermediate yoga poses in IndeaYoga style, meditation, pranayama, anatomy lessons and Patanjali Yoga Sutras. After the intensive training period of 4-weeks, you receive IndeaYoga Training (IYT250+) and Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200) certificates approved by Yoga Alliance, U.S. Something more rewarding than that is you discover the teacher residing inside you completely ready and confident to teach other people about what you know. And you’ll definitely know a lot.


It requires that the students applying for this course have at least 6 months of Ashtanga yoga practice. (You may as well practice under IndeaYoga certified teachers available close to your location). If this is not the case, you may enroll yourself for the Ashtanga Yoga Mysore Style Classes before you start your course in teacher training. Priority will be given to our past students and IndeaYoga practitioners.

Course Curriculum


Asana Practice and Technique

Navasana Technique in the Teacher Training Course.One will attend two strong asana practices per day. Morning asanas coverAshtanga Vinyasa primary or intermediate series. Afternoon practices will primarily incorporate Indea Innovation series - back bending, hip opening and balancing asanas (including AdhomukhaVrikshasana and PinchaMayurasana). Teachers are also engaged in understanding the key points in teaching certain asanas to students

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.

  • Sanskrit name and English translation
  • Silent demonstration
  • Limitations
  • Benefits
  • Detailed technique
  • Common mistakes
  • Variations
  • Class practice and instruction


Teaching practice

Applying the above 8-step teaching methodology, students will have taught several sessions by teaching the other TTC students in a classroom setting. Students will also be required to sit-in and observe Bharath and other IndeaYoga teachers who present the Mysore style classes. The aim is for students to gain knowledge of the methodology of teaching that includes the principles of demonstration, instructions and observation.


Prayers (Slokas) and Chanting (Kirtan)

Students are expected to learn the prescribed opening and closing prayers, their meanings, and also familiarize themselves with chanting few other mantras and Kirtans.



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



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


Philosophy and Ethics

This part includes the basics from the study of yoga scriptures, ethics for yoga teachers and life of a yogi and includes:

  • Meaning of the word "Yoga"
  • Raja Yoga of Patanjali
  • Panchakoshas
  • Overview of Chakras
  • Overview of PatanjaliYoga Sutras and “Ashtanga (eight-fold) Yoga with a more detailed Satsang on selected sutras from chapters 1 (SamadhiPada) and 2 (SadhanaPada) of the sutras.


Self-study, study of recommended books, participating in discussion and practice of all the above-mentioned topics is also expected from each student during the four weeks.


Trip through the Golden Triangle

The institute organizes a trip to Belur-Halebidu-ShravanaBelagola, where you can get a glimpse of India’s ancient architecture and cultural heritage. The trip is optional and is exclusive of the course fee.

Duration and Intake

The course duration is 4 weeks. And Maximam Entery only 19 People each Course. and Place conformed only After, booking Deposit Paid. Please Send your Booking Deposit Recipt to from Your Register Email ID.

Daily Schedule




5.00 am

Wake up alarm

5.30 am - 5.45 am

Chanting & Kriyas

5.45 am - 7.15 am

Asana Practice

7.30 am - 8.15 am


8.15 am - 9.00 am

Breakfast Break

9.15 am - 10.00 am

Karma Yoga

10.00 am - 11.00 am


11.00 am - 12.00 pm

Teaching class

12.00 pm - 1.30 pm

Techniques class

1.30 pm - 2.00 pm

Lunch Break

2.00 pm - 4.00 pm

Study Break/Rest

4.30 pm - 5.30 pm

Philosophy Class

5.30 pm - 6.00 pm

Chanting & Meditation

6.00 pm - 7.50 pm

Asana Practice

7.30 pm - 8.00 pm

Dinner Break

8.00 pm - 9.30 pm

Happy Hour

9.30 pm

Good Night!


* Timetable may be subjected to change 

Preparatory reading

The following books can be referred:

  • 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

Course Dates

31st Janauary to 27th February 2018

21 Days Intensive Yoga Retreat  (For IndeaYoga Teachers only)

1st June to 28th June 2018

1st August to 28th August 2018

1st September to 28th September 2018

1st November to 28th November 2018

1st December to 28th December 2018




Single Bed room during Ashtanga Teacher Training In Mysore.

IndeaYoga now has a center for the Teacher Training Course with food and accommodation at one location.

A one-stop solution for all your yoga requirements during your stay here! It could not get more convenient and easy for you. Come & be a part of this beautiful journey. It’s a great place to stay and experience the serenity of Mysore city, along with your fellow students.

Yoga Dhama is an exclusive hermitage for IndeaYoga’s teacher training programs. The comprehensive fully residential course is a one-stop solution for all your yoga requirements, making your experience in Mysore fruitful and comfortable. Located just 5 kms away from the city center, the Yoga Dhaama is attached to a beautiful yoga park, which the trainees will be allowed to use during the free hours for meditation, pranayama and walks.

Services covered in one package include, Vegetarian Food and Filtered Mineral Water, Singal and Shared  accommodation facility, Laundry and Housekeeping services,  on-call Doctor, 24-hour Water Supply,  Refrigerator and Round the Clock Security, WiFi, Library and Audio Visual Room, among several others.

Food - Indian Vegetarian

The food provided here is Indian and only vegetarian. The food menu is standardized and students will be provided with 3 meals every day. The food served is mainly healthy and nutritional, keeping in mind the requirements of the students practice. All meals will be served in the Dining Hall only and students will not be allowed to eat in the rooms. Fruits and other snacks will be available in the premises which can be bought by the students. 


Pick up and drop facility from the airport to Yoga Dhaama will be arranged for the students on additional charges. For local travel needs, a Travel Desk facility will be made available, at the reception, to all students.

Cycles will also be available, which can be rented by the students for small weekend rides! If a student still has some energy and time left after his/her practice and study.

Other amenities

Ashtanga Yoga Shala Mysore. for Teacher TrainingWiFi -Internet facility will be made available to all students for a restricted number of hours everyday

Electricity–24/7 electricity with UPS back up will be provided Laundry, Microwave, Fridge & AV Room –All these facilities will be available to students in the common room

Library –What better way to relax than reading a book, about Yoga, India and the culture of our country

Small Shop – Store catering to basic needs for students like garments, yoga mats, snacks, fruits & vegetables, accessories. For bulk purchases, minimum 3 to 4 days of waiting period would be required.

Security & CCTV – 24/7 security around the entire premise would be present and CCTV cameras in all the common halls and corridors for the safety of all students

Housekeeping– Daily housekeeping services for all rooms will be provided.

Doctor On Call

Water Availability –Filtered as well as mineral water will be available for all. Students can opt for either on the firstday of registration at the Shaala

Tender Coconut – Arrangement will be made for tender coconut everyday on request by the students.

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the experience. Entries are limited to ensure each student gets individual attention. Hurry up and book your place ;)

Our Teachers

Archana Shetty

A serious and passionate advanced yoga practitioner and has dedicated her spare time from home to learning and spreading awareness about yoga. Archana is married to Bharath Shetty and has been trained under him. She is experienced in teaching beginners as well as advanced practitioners, and focuses more on back bending and hip opening asanas. She often assists Bharath in Mysore Style classes at the shala and also teaches yoga regularly to pregnant women. Apart from the regular yoga classes she takes the evening kirtan and chanting sessions at IndeaYoga. Archana is also very learned in kriya yoga and assists with the cleansing techniques (including preparing the meal immediately after certain techniques) for IndeaYoga advanced TTC.

Bharath Shetty

Yogacharya Bharath Shetty is the first yoga teacher in India to be certified as E-RYT 500. He also has RCYT and RPYT to his credit. Having more than 2 decades of yoga teaching experience, he has trained more than 700 teachers from over 70 countries.


Ms. Vid Yogashree who 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 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. Yogashree has also been learning yoga from a very young age and has done her yoga instructor’s course from a reputed yoga university. The immense knowledge that she has gained enables her to teach both Sanskrit and yoga related texts to yoga practitioners. Yogashree being an Indian classical musician has been conducting bhajan and chanting session which will be truly divine and a real treat.


Fay Li - Hong Kong

I completely the Level 1 TTC in July 2017. Excellent course. Simple and effective organisation to truly work towards the vision of health and bliss for all. Transformational experience and absolutely enjoyed every moment of peacefulness,

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Deepti Sherawat - India

Bharath Sir, thank you for that 90 minutes of daily power pocked dose that was a mix of technical knowledge galore and extremely motivating. You are a gem of a teacher and an idol. I have trained under multiple teachers in that last 2 years and

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Retika Nambiar - India

The whole team welcomes you with a very warm and friendly vibe. Immediately you are made to feel comfortable. The teaching techniques is exactly what I believe in and was looking for, both Bharath sir and Nikhil are amazing. Bharat sir’s energy and

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Divya Amarnath

I just cannot put my feelings in a few lines .. I have attained the divinely happiness in the whole part of this journey with Indea Yoga. I sincerely thank my Beloved Teacher Mr. BHARATH Sir without whom this would not have been possible. I hope to

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Mathieu Deschenes - Germany

Amazing Teacher! I came across Bharath's school on the Internet. Coming from an Ashtanga Background I was appealed by the fact that he studied with Iyengar, I knew there would be some emphasis on alignment. I was very pleasantly surprised by the

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Claire Butters - United Kingdom

The Yoga Teacher Training course gave me everything I had hoped for and so much more! Not only am I more strong and flexible than ever before but I have received the knowledge to continue pushing myself and progressing in every

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