The Ashtanga Vinyasa & Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Courses at IndeaYoga are specifically designed for practitioners who intend to teach yoga or for those seeking to deepen their knowledge.

Our courses engage every student for upto 12hrs a day in practicing & understanding the science of yoga. With interesting sessions on asana techniques, anatomy, philosophy and hands on teaching experience the learning cannot get anymore fun and lively.

You as future teachers will be bombarded with questions from your students. We as teachers in IndeaYoga, believe that you must be able to find answers to all your questions and we are more than happy to answer it. It is rightly said : “It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question.”

Our Teachers

Our teachers for Level 1 - TTC

Module 1:

Beginner & Intermediate Classical Hatha/Ashtanga Yoga Asanas are taught in the IndeaYoga Style. During this module, you will learn how to practice the IndeaYogaArogya (Beginner), Abhyasa (Preparatory) and Foundation Series(for hatha)/Primary series(for ashtanga). The Arogya (Beginner) series provides the knowledge and skill to work with students who are injured or extremely stiff, lack flexibility and stability, aging population and beginners to yoga asana. The Abhyasa (Preparatory) Series provides a good grounding with a wide range of Asanas to improve body balance, strength and flexibility. The foundation/primary series takes you more deeper into your practice and helps you tap into your fullest possibilities.

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.

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 throughout the four week course.

  • Students must have at least 6 months of Hatha/Ashtanga yoga practice.
  • Be able to perform 80 % of the Preparatoty Series Asanas and 60% of the Foundation/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 Hatha/AshtangaVinyasa Yoga Guided Self Practice classes, also known as Mysore Style Classes before you start your course in teacher training.

Course Dates :

  • 3rd Oct to 29th Oct (100th IndeaYoga Level 1)
  • 1st Nov to 26th Nov
  • 2nd Jan to 28th Jan 2023
  • 1st Feb to 28th  Feb 2023
  • 6th Mar to 31st Mar 2023

For future course dates visit here :

  • Enrolment priority will be given to our past students and IndeaYoga practitioners.
  • Discounted fee for September first 10 rooms 79,000 INR (for shared occupancy) and 89,000/- (for single occupancy).

Register and book your seat by paying an advance of INR 29,000 /-

Course Fee Exclusions :

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

5.00 am Wake up alarm
5.30 am – 6.00 amKriyas
6.00 am – 7.30 amAsana Practice
7.30 am – 8.30 amPranayama
8.30 am – 9.00 amBreak
9.00 am – 10.00 amBreakfast
10.00 am – 11.30 amTechnique Class
11.30 am – 12.30 pmTeaching class
12.30 pm – 1.30 pmTeaching class
1.30 pm – 2.00 pmAnatomy Class
2.00 pm – 4.00 pmLunch Break
Rest & Digital Break (can use cell phones)
4.00 pm – 4.30 pmSilent Observation
4.30 pm – 5.30 pmPhilosophy & Chanting
5.45 pm – 7.00 pmAsana Practice
7.00 pm – 8.00 pmDinner
8.00 pm – 9.00 pmStudy hour
9.00 pm – 9.30 pmReflection hours

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.

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

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