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Level 1 AshtangaVinyasa Yoga Teachers Training (RYS 200 hours)

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


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

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


  • 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 Asanas.
  • 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 AshtangaVinyasa 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.

Course Curriculum

This Level 2 course has been specially designed to give students the opportunity for personal development and to intensively deepen their own practice.

Module 1: AshtangaVinyasa Yoga Practice

Beginner and Intermediate Ashtanga Yoga Asanas from the Beginner, Preparatory and Primary series will be taught to all students, in the IndeaYoga 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 T.T.C. 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 a 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.


Course Fee

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.

Course Dates

Course Dates

  • When travel becomes easier we will announce the next date soon.

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. ( Click here to know more about residential facilities)
  • Course Manuals

Course Fee Exclusions

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


4 Weeks – Maximum enrolment for the course is 24 students.

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!

Important 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 in gaining a better understanding of yoga:

  • 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 SatyanandaSaraswati


Course Exam & 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.




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