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Level 1 Hatha Yoga Teachers Training (RYS 200 hours)

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

IndeaYoga - Overview Overview

Ground your practice by improving your technique and alignment with the Level 1 classical Hatha Yoga T.T.C.

Learn the IndeaYoga Arogya (Beginner), Abhyasa (Preparatory) and Foundation Series in detail, get trained and practice how to teach a class, understand Patanjali’s yoga philosophy and build confidence in your practice.

IndeaYoga - Prerequisites Prerequisites

Students applying for this course have at least 6 months of Hatha yoga practice.

You must be able to perform at least 80% of the Abhyasa ( Preparatory) series and 60% of the Foundation Series.

It is suggested that to prepare 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 possible, you may enrol yourself for the Hatha Yoga Guided Self Practice classes, also known as Mysore Style Classes before you start your course in teacher training.

Priority will be given to our past students and IndeaYoga practitioners.

IndeaYoga - Course Curriculum Course Curriculum

Module 1: Beginner and Intermediate Classical Hatha Yoga asanas taught in the Indea Yoga Style

During this module, you will learn how to practice the IndeaYoga Arogya (Beginner), Abhyasa ( Preparatory) and Foundation Series.

The Arogya (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 the aging population and beginners to yoga asana.

The Abhyasa ( Preparatory) and Foundation Series provides one with a wide range of asanas to improve body balance, strength and flexibility.

Module 2: Asana Technique Classes

Teaching of asanas in all the three series is thoroughly imparted in the following structure.

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.

Students may also be required to sit-in and observe 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.

Module 4: Pranayama

A selection of energising and relaxing pranayama techniques such as Kapalbhati, Shitali, Shitkari, Bhramari, Bhastrika, Ujjai , Nadi Shuddhi will be taught and practiced 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, their meaning and chanting 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 Yoga Sutras

This part includes the basics from the study of yoga scriptures, such as :

  • Meaning of the word "Yoga"
  • Raja Yoga of Patanjali
  • Overview of Chakras, Pancha-Koshas , Prana
  • Overview of Patanjali Yoga Sutras and Ashtanga (eight-fold) Yoga
  • Overview of sutras from Chapter 1 – Samadhi Pada and Chapter 2 – Sadhana Pada

Module 8 : Self-practice

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

IndeaYoga - Duration Duration

4 weeks.

Course enrolment is restricted to 18 students.

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 ( Click here to know more about residential facilities)

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 Kriyas
5.45 am - 7.15 am Asana Practice
7.30 am - 8.15 am Pranayama
8.15 am - 9.00 am Breakfast Break
9.15 am - 10.00 am Karma Yoga
10.00 am - 11.30 am Technical 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 - 7.30 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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    Mohini Binepal

    I start my third month of practice next week. And I came for just one! Three key reasons why I love the shala: 1. The incredible amount of focus on technique and not on getting into the final posture. The final posture is a by product. * It makes you self reliant to practice correctly - independently at home too and of course, you will never get injured. 2. The constant reminder of practice with presence and awareness. * It's like a magic wand to forget the hamster life outside and spend some time with yourself , for yourself. 3. The focus on building your practice, slowly and consistently, focussing on stability and mobility - the balance between the left and the right side. * No competition, no force .. Playing with your practice and improving. Call them and ask your questions, they are very helpful in clarifying doubts and addressing queries. And give it a go, atleast for a month. You will only gain out of it .. body, breath and mind co-ordination.

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    I'm still digesting my experience during the course. There are so much. The followings are a small portion of which I can share at this moment. Since my practice is still in the early stage, so primarily I took this course to become my own teacher and doctor so that I can go and live anywhere in the world. 1. My practice has been improved a lot with the holistic understanding of Yoga. Learning not only the technical aspect of asana but also the philosophical aspect of yoga are helping me now. - The knowledge of asana in detail is very important for me as a practitioner so that I will not get injured during the practice. - I now practice each asana with more awareness. - Learning Patanjali's Yoga Sutras cleared all my doubts about Yoga and it became the important part of my spiritual practice. - Before taking the course, I was not familiar with yoga terminology but now I have some understanding. 2. High standard of Indea Yoga Teachers - Every day and every class I learned a lot from Indea Yoga Teachers. Especially their patience and dedication are incredible. 3. Practicing and living together with like-minded students from all walks of life for a month - First, it was challenging, but overall I enjoyed being together. I would like to wish all the participating students the best whatever they choose. Finally, I feel that I have been transformed into a different person after the TTC and my yoga journey has just started. I'm very grateful for what I experienced during the course and I am still digesting it every day. New discoveries may come later. Thanking for Guruji Bharath Sir and his team for their dedication and for giving me this opportunity.

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    Mariana Rajic

    I was part of the 66th batch at Indeayoga last February 2018. I can only be thankful for the opportunity to do this 250 hours of hard work and to learn so much within a month. The most enriching experience, yet challenging, it brought me so much knowledge, it got me to find the strength I often thought I didn't have, it deepened my practice immensely and only confirmed I wanted to continue my yoga journey. Barath Shetty is such a great teacher. With his calm and confident nature, and his strong consistency, we really felt in good hands. We also really felt we were learning the right way. There is a certain simplicity that emanated from the very technical and precise yoga practice, which somehow made everything easier and possible. He truly made us believe that the strength is within us and constant practice will take you further. I can only praise the wonderful team at the Dhama, I will always be thankful for all the motivated assistant teachers and the cooks who made us the most delicious healthy dishes daily! If anyone is looking for a TTC which offers authenticity, true knowledge and classical yoga, in a lovely peaceful atmosphere, Indeayoga is your choice!

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    poonam yumkham

    I recently completed my TTC 200 hrs Asthanga Yoga from IndeaYoga Mysore and it was completely a transforming event in my learning of yoga. Bharath Sir made a beautiful mixture of teaching approaches, an undeniable perfectionist and above all what a beautiful soul he is. Thank you so much for the amazing healing with great and extensive learning experiences. My yoga practice is now deeper and I feel more confident in training others with the right guidance.If you are keen to learn, looking for an inspiration, good energy and friendly environment and work hard on developing yourself, then this is the right place. Ahh and the best part is the food and accommodation there, it's just DIVINE!

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    One of the most powerful ttc around. Master Bharat, a real yogi, a good balance between the classical and present yoga. The new era of yoga is starting from IndeaYoga Mysore. The course is serious, intensive, full immersion and give you the real sense of the meaning of Yoga in all part of the life. All the team is just amazing. I miss already this place.?? Oriana ( Italy)

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    Sylvana Gelinas

    I came to Mysore and to Yoga India not knowing what to expect! I had some knowledge on yoga and practice for a little while but, my journey here open my mind, my heart and made my body do asanas that I only couldn't believe I could do! I learn from the most amazing teacher which only have our best interest at heart ! My time here was only the beginning of what I hope will be a long and beautiful journey, thanks to Bharat Shetty and all his support team!

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    It's 4:30am and I am sitting down with a cup of chai to write this review before I begin my morning practice. It has been six months since I completed the TTC with Bharath Shetty and his team, one of my most rewarding experiences in recent years. My position is a bit peculiar, which may cause my review to be particularly long. I apologize in advance. I am a member of a software co-operative in Bangalore... a job I enjoy and which I was unlikely to trade in for teaching yoga. I joined the IndeaYoga TTC to learn a new skill which I could apply in daily life and (I hoped) to deepen my meditation postures. I wasn't disappointed in either respect. Before I begin with the flowery language, I should set some context: Bharath and I disagree on many topics. Meditation, business, lifestyle, diet, religion, sexuality, and philosophy all come up in conversation during the TTC and it would be an understatement to say that Bharath's education and belief system does not line up with my own. Strangely enough, this made my time at IndeaYoga all the more enjoyable and my opinion of it all the more honest. It is easy for me to walk into a class, lecture, or seminar with a teacher who shares my views and walk out singing his or her praises... even if the material or instruction was weak. We are easily blinded by our passions, our views, and our certainty. Conversely, instruction at IndeaYoga provided plenty of opportunity for philosophical skepticism. In fact, it was encouraged. "This is just my small observation," you will hear during the instruction. "Observation" is the operative word, here. Again and again, Bharath points out that he, too, is a student. We are taking the course from him because he has been a student for much, much longer than we have. His students are encouraged to try everything for themselves, to experiment. "Don't fight! PLAY with your practice!" you will hear repeatedly during the TTC. There is no dogma within the walls of the IndeaYoga shala. No one there is selling you The One True Yoga™... they are teaching you that no such thing exists. Bharath will express his opinion as the teacher and students are repeatedly encouraged to ask questions, provide feedback, and -- most importantly -- to see for themselves. The stress placed on experimentation and self-practice is dwarfed only by the emphasis placed on safety. Bharath has taught many students who have learned many different styles of yoga and over the decades and he has experimented with many styles himself. He has witnessed countless injuries and recoveries, which cause his teaching style to bring safety to the forefront. Instruction in safety is both explicit and subtle, suffusing every asana, pranayama, kriya, and bandha taught. He encourages each student according to his or her aptitude and experience, and is well aware that only steady progress bears fruit. This is the core of the IndeaYoga teaching, and it is a core I could never disagree with: Be safe and feel every asana. Never stop breathing. Never jump. Never rush. Never force yourself. Listen. Ask questions. Play, experiment, and see for yourself. The course is not easy. It will demand your full attention, 24 hours a day, six days a week, for two or three months. (On many days, a mindful, restful sleep will be as valuable as a strong practice!) Six months on, I can honestly say it was every bit as rewarding as it is challenging. If you read this far into this review, I strongly encourage you to take a course at IndeaYoga. It is a fantastic learning experience for very senior students and stiff computer nerds alike. :) Thank you Bharathji and the team at IndeaYoga. -Steven

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    Christophe Parault

    In June of 2016, I began what would be three months of Mysore style hatha yoga under the tutelage of Yogacharya Bharath Shetty. I arrived with a host of physical ailments and a mind in slight disarray, but I was determined to reverse course and heal myself. I could not have made a better choice. Bharath is caring, meticulous, and fully involved in the individual growth and practice of his students. His is not a business. It is an institution for spiritual and physical betterment. Three months later, my new course was set, and I am happy to say that my practice is getting stronger every day and has even benefited from a subsequent month long teacher training sadhana. I owe him and Indea Yoga a large debt of gratitude.

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    Bhavana Pratap

    I had different ideas about yoga being taught as a subject. I was very pleasantly surprised at the manner in which my guru Bharath Shetty went about conveying all the aspects of yoga in detail...I was able to grasp the techniques and finer nuances of yoga only because of his patience and encouragement. He is truly an excellent teacher, apart from being a very interesting and wonderful human being. I will forever cherish my association with him. - On YogaTrail

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    Stephanie Ressouches

    The yoga teaching training is so good it will change your life!! First the methodology to learn how to teach is very good. You become more confident and you have really good bases. I really like Bharath teaching techniques and his way to share his knowledge. It's an amazing experience that I recommend to everyone who really wants to go deeper in the understanding of Yoga beyond the physical part!

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    Ian Revins

    My experience at Yoga Indea was sensational. I knew from the moment I stepped in the Shala that I had made the rite decision. I feel my skill, knowledge and confidence have grown tremendously under the guidance of Bharath and all the staff at Yoga Indea.  My passion for yoga has been pushed to new heights and I'm already looking forward to returning to compete the next level in the not to distant future. Namaste :)

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     Pasree Lee

    Certainly more than what I had expected. Great learning and great experience. Thank you for this opportunity to be a part of this program. Has made my yoga journey more enlightening and meaningful. Namaste!

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    Elizabeth Anderson

    Hi Bharat and the Yoga India team,

    I just wanted to write to you and tell that I planned and taught my first lesson of yoga today, as a paid teacher, in Cambodia. I have been working hard since I left you at the end of Feb 2012 (teachers class number 29), studying and practicing most days, and now I am starting to slowly seeing the investment that I have put into yoga teaching and myself. An example of this is when I taught the class today it was FUN!! I could hardly believe it

    I am so grateful that I came to your school and spent the intensive month with you. You gave me a great foundation to start my own journey and I can't wait to come back for the advanced course sometime in 2013/14.

    Shanti, Shanti, Shanti,

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