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Level 1 Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teachers Training (RYS 200 hours)

Indeayoga -  Level 1 Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teachers Training (RYS 200 hours)

IndeaYoga - Overview Overview

Build confidence in your practice and open the gateway to being a teacher.

Learn the Ashtanga Vinyasa Primary Series, develop your teaching skills, get an over-view of Patanjali’s yoga philosophy.

IndeaYoga - Prerequisites Prerequisites

  • Students must have at least 6 months of Ashtanga yoga practice
  • Be able to perform 80% of the Preparatoty Series asanas and 60% of the Primary Series asana
  • For greater benefits from your visit to the shala, you may practice under IndeaYoga certified teachers available close to your location
  • If this is not the case, you may enrol yourself for the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Guided Self Practice classes, also known as Mysore Style Classes before you start your course in teacher training
  • Enrolment priority will be given to our past students and IndeaYoga practitioners

IndeaYoga - Course Curriculum Course Curriculum

Module 1: Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Practice

Beginner and Intermediate Ashtanga Yoga asanas from the Beginner, Preparatory and Primary series taught in the Indea Yoga Style

Module 2: Asana Technique Classes

Teaching of asanas in all the three series is thoroughly imparted in the following format and the students are expected to learn this sequence in 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

Module 3: Individual Practice – Leading a group class to develop the teacher in you

Applying the above 8-step teaching methodology, students will take several teaching sessions, leading fellow TTC students in a classroom setting through a mock teaching class multiple times during the course.. The aim is for students to gain knowledge of the methodology of teaching that includes the principles of demonstration, instructions and observation. Students may be required to observe IndeaYoga teachers who take the Mysore Style (Guided Self Practice) classes.

Module 4: Pranayama

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

Module 5: Anatomy Lessons

A general overview of the structure and function of the human anatomy will be taught for the student to co-relate the impact of their practice on the body.

Module 6: Key Shlokas : Meaning and Context

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

Module 7: Overview of Yoga Philosophy and Patanjali's Yoga Sutras

Basics from the study of yoga scriptures, ethics for yoga teachers and life of a yogi are introduced to the student.

  • 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.

IndeaYoga - Duration Duration

The course duration is 4 weeks.

Maximum number of students admitted for this course is 24.

Course Dates

  • 3rd February – 29th February 2020 ((last one spot left)
  • 1st April – 28th April 2020 (Special 25% Discount) (Bharath sir is not available during this time he is traveling to Europe)

Course Fee

Book your spot here with an initial deposit payment.

Course fee inclusions:

  • Accommodation and meals for 28 days
  • Access to common residential facilities like iron, washing machine for laundry etc
  • Course Manuals

Course fee exclusions:

  • Visa charges and arrangements
  • Air fare
  • Airport pick-up and drop

IndeaYoga - Daily Schedule Daily Schedule


5.00 am

Wake up alarm

5.30 am - 5.45 am


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 - 11.30 am

Technique Class

11.30 am - 12.30 pm

Teaching class

12.30 pm - 1.30 pm

Anatomy Class

1.30 pm - 2.00 pm

Lunch Break

2.00 pm - 4.30 pm

Study Break/Rest

4.30 pm - 5.30 pm

Philosophy Class

5.30 pm - 6.00 pm

Chanting & Meditation

6.00 pm - 7.15 pm

Asana Practice

7.30 pm - 8.00 pm

Dinner Break

8.00 pm - 9.30 pm

Happy Hour

9.30 pm

Good Night!

Please Note:

Schedule is subject to change

Please do not have any other engagements during the course

Students are required to dedicate 2 to 3 hours of self-study every day

Preparatory reading

While not mandatory, the following books can be referred to for those interested understanding yoga better:

  • 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 Exam and Certification

On successful completion of a theory and practical exam you graduate with IndeaYoga Training (IYT250+) and Registered Yoga School (RYS 200) with Yoga Alliance certificates.

In the end, you are more than just a teacher. You become a yogi in the truest sense.

Type of Course

Residential, with food and accommodation provided

IndeaYoga - Our Teachers Our Teachers

Bharath Shetty

Bharath Shetty

Yogacharya Bharath Shetty is the first yoga teacher in India to be certified as E-RYT 500. He also certified in Childrens Yoga and Prenatal Yoga with YACEP, RCYT and RPYT to from Yoga Alliance.

Having more than 2 decades of yoga teaching experience, he has trained more than 1000 teachers from over 80+ countries.



Mrs. Vidwan Yogashree began her Sanskrit training at a young age at Sanskrit patashala in authentic style. After completing her Masters and Vidwath course in Sanskrit, she has been teaching for over eight years. This immense knowledge enables her to teach both Sanskrit and yoga related texts to yoga practitioners in a simple and easily decipherable style. Yogashree is also a certified yoga instructor’s course from a reputed yoga university.

Yogashree takes the Philosophy, Yoga Sutra, and Chanting sessions for the Teachers Training Batch at Indeayoga.

Ms.Meet Sidhu

Ms.Meet Sidhu

Meet is a trained Yoga Teacher from Indea Yoga and a registered as RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance, USA. She takes pranayama classes for the Teachers Training Batches. She is also one of the lead teacher at Yoga Bharata (sister concern of Indea Yoga), where she takes the Guided Self Practice, Mysore Style Classes, Led classes as well as Ashtanga Vinyasa( Back Bending and Hip Opening) classes.

After teaching for more than 5 years the United States of Amercia, Meet moved to India to impart the knowledge of yoga which she has received from her Guru Yogacharya Bharath Shetty.

Ankur Bhati

Ankur Bhati

Ankur is an experienced 500 HRS trained teacher from IndeaYoga and registered with Yoga Alliance, USA.

Practicing yoga since he was seven, Ankur’s passion for teaching brought him to Yogacharya Bharath Shetty. Under his Guru’s guidance he completed his teacher’s training and now assisting him in Teacher’s Training Courses and Guided Self Practice classes know as Mysore Style. Ankur also takes special yoga wellness programs for corporates.

An avid photographer and traveller, Ankur likes to capture wildlife and travel during his free time.

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IndeaYoga - Testimonials Testimonials

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    Adarsh Shivananda

    If you want an authentic environment to learn from an authentic teacher, this is the best place to be. Everything from the schedule, to the breaks, to the food and the practice contribute to the experience that takes you inward on a path of learning and discovery. Bharat sir is amazing at his ability to share his understanding and push you through his toughest and most challenging classes. And the rest of the team do their part in ensuring you grow and learn. Strict. Challenging. Humbling. And totally worth every minute of cold mornings and long sitting. Please go with an open mind and you will come away with a wealth of knowledge about yourself and the practice of yoga.

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    Fabiola Alejandra Arango Mendez

    My time at Indea Yoga Institute was more than wonderful! I had been practised yoga for about 6 years before I enrolled this Yoga Teacher Training, and I am glad to say, that it completely changed my practice, it gave me stronger bases, corrected mistakes that already had, but more important, it helped me to do my practice and my daily living always with a purpose and trying to be mindful. The course is strict, so you don’t have time to fool around, which was great for me, because that was just what I wanted when I decided to do a TTC. This whole experience pushed me to my own limits and sometimes my emotions emerged, but it was an incredible opportunity to grow and develop myself. Mr Bharath Shetty, is the best, when he speaks you just want to listen more and more, he explained everything very clear and always have time for all our questions. Regarding to the facilities, is always clean, the food is amazing and in good amount, the people is very nice and always willing to help you in whatever you need. I definitely recommend Indea Yoga to everyone who is looking for a TTC or just want to deepen its practice from the roots. I’m planning to come back next year to do my 2nd level. That's how much I liked it.

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    Barsha Doley

    he best training for your body, mind and soul. The true meaning of Yoga is still preserved here inspite of the crazy business-making tool that people have made out of yoga, sadly. Lucky to get the training from the man himself, Bharatji!! Your belief and blessings will remain inside us all our lives. The shala itself is amazing. Made with love. Great food and lovely faculty. Will definitely be back for level 2. Best wishes

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    Silvia Stanziano

    Namaste Sir, How are you? I hope all the best for you and for your beautiful family ! I never wrote you after my stay at Yoga Dhama. I don’t know if I can, often I thought about, and today I decided “I do it!”... because I want say you how mutch I’m grateful for everything. For the TTC but not only. When I come in Mysore I was really scared, first travel alone, a bad English, so many differences between India and Europe... first week was really hard : I didn’t understand lessons and the practice was different from my practice in Italy, where the teacher was following Lino Miele and Pattabhi Jois school. But after something changed... I started feeling good, happy and light! .. the more I studied and practiced the more my fears disappeared. I began to think I had made the right choice, I felt in the right place at the right time. And it was something that I was struggling to find for a few years now. Returning to Italy I realized how everything had changed my vision of life and I decided to start teaching a few hours of yoga, discovering how it fills me with joy! I’m so grateful to you and everyone in the school for teaching me yoga and changing my life!

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    Fay Li

    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, positivity and harmonic energy. Intensive and extensive learning (on yoga and self exploration) physically, mentally and spiritually. Comprehensive syllabus and exceptional delivery. Effective structure and immersion in a small class setting that is personalised to each students' capacity. Exceptional and transformational experience. The environment is peaceful, positive, harmonic and genuine - perfect for pure and stress free learning. Exceeded my expectations of purely deepening my practice and having the time for myself. Truly grateful to have found this place and met all the inspirational individuals, Bharath ji in particular - allowing me to embark this journey of self discovery and spirituality. All in one set up inclusive of accommodation and delicious and well balanced home cooked meal. Added to the peace of mind to focus on our yoga study and practice; minus the hassle of figuring out food and stay in a foreign country and more time for self exploration and learning. I personally resonate with the traditional yoga philosophy and the IndeaYoga philosophy a lot. There has been slight adjustments on my perspectives and it has become clear to me that yoga is a life choice of health an bliss and beginning of a life long journey of self discovery. Learning how to have control over mind and body, to achieve an optimal, effective, healthy and high performing body and mind. Just do it. Choosing the right yoga school can be a leap of faith, but the decision can only be judged in retrospect. Good luck!

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    Deepti Sherawat

    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 haven’t been able to surrender completely to even one someone lacked humility, someone was too insecure to share his knowledge/ techniques etc. You are a heady and rare to find combination of all the qualities in one! Thank you for all that you gave us over a period of a month. Hope to learn a lot more from you in the years to come.

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    Retika Nambiar

    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 enthusiasm cannot be matched and is always consistent. He’s very approachable and is just very ‘real’. The classes were challenging at times but no force was every expressed, which is great. Every student is treated the same and you are not made to feel small or looked down upon. The atmosphere is very conducive and peaceful to learn and also be with yourself and think overall I have achieved more in this one month that I have in a long time not only in terms of flexibility also in terms of balance in my mind. Overcoming certain issues to an improvement in my postures. Thank you for this amazing experience. I will surely be back

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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 cross milestones in Indea Yoga. I pray the almighty.

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    Mathieu Deschenes

    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 level of teaching. Bharath puts more emphasis on awareness, on feeling the body and the breath in each pose to get in touch with the subtle energies involved. While never neglecting the technical part, I think we are in touch with the essential part of yoga when we come to Bharath's school. I would strongly recommend to anyone! - On YogaTrail

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    Claire Butters

    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 direction.

    The whole experience was a pleasure; working so intensively with a group gives the shared energy that is not possible to get with a course where people are constantly changing. The support of everyone was great, a real help while trying to something that is far from easy.

    I feel privileged to have received all that I have from this course and I really look forward to being able to share it with other in future.

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