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Yoga Teacher Training in Pune

This course will cover all aspects of traditional, holistic, authentic yoga. It will be taught according to the ancient scriptures and coupled with modern medical and scientific explanations. You will also experience the holistic practice of yoga involving all five aspects of the human system and also understand and feel the benefits of this integrated holistic practice at physical, mental, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual levels.


  • Yoga Therapy and Mindfulness
  • Preparatory exercises for Asanas
  • Daily yoga and meditation classes
  • Yoga Alliance International certification
  • Practice of Asanas, Pranayama and Meditation
  • Theory and Practice of Yoga sutras
  • Daily vegetarian detox meals
  • 28 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner


28 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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You will be accommodated at the Greenrocks Resort, in shared twin, clean, hygienic rooms with en-suite bathrooms. Located on a hilltop, merely 45 minutes away from the hustle bustle of Pune city, the resort overlooks the Khedshivapur Village and the Bombay-Bangalore highway. Cloud hugs picturesque landscape and a short drive from the ghats to the top will make your trip memorable for a lifetime.

Please note the below terms and conditions of booking:

Booking Conditions

  • 25% advance payment to be paid via the online payment system of
  • The remaining balance of 75% to be paid 3 days before the commencement of the course

Cancellation Policy

  • If cancelled 3 days before the commencement of the course, the advance payment will be fully refunded
  • If cancelled or quit after commencement of the course payment will not be refunded. If due to any unavoidable reasons the student has to leave, payment will not be refunded, but this amount will be adjusted for the future course to be attended, within one year

Himalayan International Yoga School Teacher Training India Program

This 200-hour teacher training is certified by Yoga Alliance International. The teacher (Krishna Raja) and the guest-teachers (Dr. Sheetal Chopade and Dr. Shishir Gokhale) are highly qualified, experienced, and certified by internationally recognized yoga schools, yoga universities, and professional bodies, including Yoga Alliance International.

Theory and Applications

  • Concept of Yoga, Concept of Human System, Pancha Kosa / Five Bodies Concept, Concept of Mindfulness, Concept of Disease, Concept of Yoga Therapy
  • Purpose of Practicing Yoga, Why Yoga practice is important in our modern-day life
  • Raja Yoga – Two schools of Raja Yoga: (a)Patanjali's Astanga Yoga and (b)Hatha Yoga
  • 18 chapters of Gita – Introduction, Panjali and Gita
  • Raja Yoga – Path of Will Power, Understanding Patanjali's Yoga sutras relevant to various yoga techniques and application
  • Understanding specific Gita verses relevant to various yoga techniques and application
  • Eligibility to learn and practice Raja Yoga

Patanjali’s Eight Limbed Ashtanga Yoga

Yama and Nyama

  • How to practice these in our day to day life
  • How Yama and Niyama influence the Mind


  • Purpose of Asanas
  • Key essence of Asanas
  • Two schools of Asanas
  • Classifications of Asanas
  • Dynamic Asanas
  • Practicing Asanas with Deep Awareness and Deep Relaxation
  • Deeper understanding of Asanas as one aspect of Yoga
  • Features of practicing the regular Asanas Mindfully and in Holistic way
  • Benefits of Asanas-Physical, Therapeutic and Spiritual benefits
  • Practicing Asanas and complimentary/Counter Postures
  • Understanding the limitations of each Asana


  • Two schools of Pranayama
  • Easy Pranayams
  • Purpose of Pranayama practice
  • Six steps of Pranayama practice
  • Physical,Therapeutic, and Spiritual benefits
  • Safe practice of Pranayama
  • Balance of Prana, Kundalani Sakthi and Chakaras


  • What is Pratyahara
  • Theory
  • Essence of Pratyahara
  • Practicing Pratyahara in our day to day life
  • How Pratyahara practice helps mastering the Mind

Dharana / Focussing

  • What is Dharana
  • Practice of Dharana
  • Characteristics of Dharana

Dhyana / Meditation

  • Concept of Meditation
  • Practice of Meditation
  • Characteristics of Meditation


  • Concept of Samadhi
  • Practice of Samadhi
  • Characteristics of Samadhi

Preparatory Exercises for Asanas and Mindfulness Yogic Practice

  • Synchronizing Breathing Exercises
  • Yogic Physical Exercises / Sithilkarana Vyamas
  • Sukshma Vyamas and Energising Exercises
  • Lumbar Stretches
  • Sun Salutations

Relaxation Techniques

  • Instant, Quick and Deep Relaxation Techniques
  • Yoga Nidra


  • Understanding the concept of Meditation
  • Knowing the four states of the Mind
  • Selecting one object and one thought for Meditation
  • Understanding and practicing the tools for Meditation
  • Using one object, one thought and the tools and practicing Meditation
  • Meditation made Easy
  • Mantras
  • AUM Meditation
  • Visualization and Imagination as tools
  • Smiling and deep breathing as tools
  • Cyclic Meditation
  • Obstacles and how to overcome
  • Meditation - part of the whole process of mastering the Mind

Kryas / Cleansing Techniques

  • Introduction
  • Objectives of Kriyas
  • Major Kriyas-Netti, Dhouti, Nouli, Basti
  • Kapala Bhatti
  • Trataka

Anatomy and Physiology

  • Organs and Organ system
  • Respiratory system
  • Digestive system
  • Immune system

Yogic Diet

  • Tamasika food
  • Rajasika Food
  • Satvika food
  • Food influence the Mind
  • Yogic Diet and Balance Diet


  • Ayurvedic code
  • Fundamental doctrine
  • Tri doshas
  • Diagnosis methods
  • Purification Therapy
  • Ayurveda Nutrition

Four Streams of Yoga

  • Karma Yoga
  • Bhakthi Yoga
  • Jnana Yoga
  • Raja Yoga

Hatha Yoga

  • Ethical and Moral principle
  • Body
  • Prana
  • Mind

Applications of Yoga

  • Yoga Therapy
  • Integrated Approach of Yoga Therapy – I.A.Y.T.
  • Modern day diseases and IAYT
  • How IAYT can prevent these diseases
  • How to prevent, manage and reverse the following diseases: Diabetes, Anxiety and Depression, Insomnia, Back problems
  • Yoga for Stress Management
  • Yoga for Weight Management
  • Meditation
  • Yoga for children

Teaching Practices

  • Participants will be experiencing themselves the integration of all 5 aspects and Mindfulness yoga practice and therefore they will be able to confidently teach others.
  • Setting up a class
  • General guidelines on teaching
  • Participants will teach each other, under the guidance of the Teacher

Skill Level

Please note that this course is suitable for matured, open minded people who are seeking deeper understanding and practice of Authentic Yoga and not for those who consider yoga as a mere Physical exercise.


Master Krishna Raja
Certified Master Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist, hailing from a family of traditional Yoga practitioners from South India. He first learned Yoga at the age of 8 from his uncle. Later he joined SVYASA Yoga university and and became a certified Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist. He has been teaching Mindfulness Yoga and Yoga Therapy in India and many countries. His teachings are based on Mindfulness holistic approach coupled with modern medical and scientific explanations adhered by his teachers Dr. Nagendra, former scientist of NASA and Dr. Nagarathna, MD, founders of SVYASA Yoga University.
Dr. Sheetal Chopade
Well known to her medical practice and an accomplished Ayurvedic teacher, Dr. Sheetal brings with her years of experience in this noble field. She is a strong believer of Ayurveda, which is an ancient and proven Indian medical science. Dr. Sheetal is a practicing licensed doctor for the past 20 years, with many of her patients within India and abroad. She has 15+ years of teaching experience and she is also a renowned visiting Professor in Germany, France and Switzerland. Runs her own Panchakarma center in Pune, India for the last five years. She is also an Online Ayurveda Consultant.
Dr. Shishir Gokhale - Online Sessions
Dr. Gokhale is a graduate of MGM Medical College, Indore and did MD and Medical Microbiology at the Armed Forces Medical College, Pune. He served in the Indian Army Medical Corps as Pathologist and Microbiologist at various military hospitals, for 27 years. He has established laboratory facilities for all hospitals in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. He is presently Professor and Head of the Department of Microbiology and Director of Basic Sciences at the Manipal College of Medical Sciences in Pokhara, Nepal.


This teacher training will take place in Pune, a beautiful Indian city, with mild climate. There are many interesting touristic places, such as: Darshan Museum, ISKCON temple, Osho garden, Empress garden, water and amusement parks.


  • Pune domesitc Airport (Chhatrapati Sambhaji Raje , PNQ), 10 kilometers
  • Greenrocks Resort, where you will be accommodated - 45 minutes
  • Mumbai - 3 hours by train


You will be served three daily healthy meals.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

On Sundays, you will be able to explore the surroundings of Pune or even take the train and discover Mumbai city.

What's included

  • 3 daily vegetarian meals
  • 28 nights’ accommodations
  • Course materials
  • Daily yoga and meditation classes
  • Yoga Alliance International 200-hour certification

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfer
  • Additional meals
  • Personal expenses
  • Sightseeing tours

How to get there

Arrival by plane

Please book your flight to arrive at Mumbai International Airport (Chhatrapati Shivaji, BOM). Next you will be able to take a train, a taxi or a bus to Pune. Please note that you can also arrive at Pune domestic Airport (PNQ).

For more information regarding the train and bus details, please contact directly the Himalayan International Yoga School, who will be pleased to answer your questions. Simply click on the Send Inquiry button to send a message.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 3 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 3 days before arrival.
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