200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course

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Dive into a life-changing course of study to deepen your understanding of the yoga tradition and your own personal yoga practice.

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The Vedic Yoga Centre’s 200-hour Teacher Training Course prepares students to not just be yoga teachers, but to live yoga in all areas of life. The teacher training course is about more than just learning how to teach a class. It is about understanding the teachings of the ancient traditions of yoga so they may be shared in any setting with all people. It offers personal transformation in Rishikesh, the birthplace of yoga, and will prepare you for a yoga practice well beyond the yoga mat.

The Vedic Yoga Centre’s teacher training is designed to immerse students in the physical, mental, and spiritual states of yoga so they emerge as students and teachers of both a physical practice and personal wisdom. It goes beyond learning how to teach others the practice of yoga techniques and prepares you for living yoga in every moment of every day.

Drawing from ancient yoga theory and modern knowledge of the body and mind, this program covers all the aspects of yogic practice.


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  • Asana (posture) - 16 classical postures
  • Pranayama (conscious breathing) - 5 classical techniques
  • Bandha (holding the breath)
  • Mudra (yogic gestures)
  • Yoga nidra (yogic relaxation)
  • Shatkarma (6 cleansing methods)
  • Kriya (a practice of tuning your awareness with your life force and awakening the inner consciousness)
  • Mantra yoga (pure sound which shifts your awareness into the present)
  • How to practice and teach pranayama, pratyahara, and meditation through the following:

      ◦ Systematic training of the breath and mind, and their inter-relatedness
      ◦ Pranayama practice and teaching
      ◦ Relaxation techniques and teaching
      ◦ Theory and practice of meditation


  • Yogic (as opposed to scientific) anatomy and physiology
  • Introduction to yoga therapy (different yogic methods for health and healing)
  • Yoga for pregnancy
  • Yoga for common disorders
  • Introduction to the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (understanding the yogic journey through the Sutras)
  • Different schools of yoga and their implementation in our daily lives
  • Yogic and Ayurvedic diets (knowing the different herbs and spices and their healing effects on the body and mind)
  • Introduction to Ayurvedic philosophy, and theory and practice of Ayurvedic massage
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The program includes individual consultation and guidance from teachers to help you customize your practice, find inspiration, and make lifestyle choices which heal and empower you at every level.


If you cancel 24 hours or more prior to your arrival date, all monies will be refunded in full, less the $120 application fee. A refund is not available if you cancel on the workshop’s start date, if you do not show up, or if you leave the course early for any reason.


Participants who complete the program receive a Yoga Teacher Certificate and are also eligible to apply for the 200-hour level of registration (RYT) with Yoga Alliance. Certification requirements include:

  • Full attendance in the training intensive;
  • Completion of the required readings; and
  • Successful completion of examinations and written assignments.


This course can be completed as two 100-hour courses. The second part must be completed within 12 months of commencement of the first part. Each 100 hour component runs over a period of 15 days.

This course is only US$1900 for the month including accommodation, all meals and tuition.

Participants are required to arrive at the Vedic Yoga Centre a minimum of two days before commencement of the Course to ensure that they have recovered from any jet lag and to familiarise themselves with the local facilities.


To register

1. Email a copy of your flight details, passport and visa to the following email addresses: ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

2. Transfer a deposit of US$120 into the following bank account

3. Complete the application form

Last Updated ( Friday, 05 February 2016 23:54 )  

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