Intensive Hatha Yoga Teacher Training India

This yoga teacher training is a life transforming course wherein you move from being just a yoga enthusiast to a lifetime advocate of yoga. As you go through this program, the teacher residing in you will surface to the top of your consciousness and you will find it easier to relate to your students. And you will begin to understand how the more you go deeper, the more you realize that you know very little.


  • Daily yoga classes
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Daily asana practice and technique
  • Yoga Alliance teacher certification upon completion
  • Comprehensive methodologies, philosophy, and anatomy of yoga
  • Course manual is provided by the institute
  • 3 daily Sattvic vegetarian meals
  • 57 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


50 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 18
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  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Kitchen
  • Meditation garden
  • Yoga studio
  • Convenience / grocery store
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Library

During this training course, you will stay at Yoga Dhaama. This is an exclusive hermitage for IndeaYoga’s teacher training programs. The comprehensive fully residential course is a one stop solution for all of your yoga requirements, making your experience in Mysore fruitful and comfortable. Located just five kilometers away from the city center, the Yoga Dhaama is attached to a beautiful yoga park, which the trainees will be allowed to use during the free hours for meditation, pranayama, and walks.

Services covered in one package including Sattvic organic food and filtered mineral water, an optional air-conditioned accommodation facility, laundry and housekeeping services, in-house store, on-call doctor, 24-hour water supply, microwave, refrigerator and round the clock security, Wi-Fi, library, and audio visual room, among several others.

A small shop catering to basic needs for students like garments, yoga mats, snacks, fruits, vegetables, and accessories is also available. For bulk purchases, minimum three to four days of waiting period would be required. 24/7 security around the entire premise would also be present and CCTV cameras in all the common halls and corridors for the safety of all students.


During the period of eight weeks, the course covers the major aspects of asana practice and techniques, teaching methodologies, philosophy, lifestyle ethics, pranayama, and meditation, as well as bandhas, mudras, and kriyas. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of the human body and know how to work with innumerable yoga poses.


It is required that the students applying for this course have at least six months of Hatha yoga practice. You may as well practice under IndeaYoga certified teachers available close to your location. If this is not the case, you may enroll yourself for the Hatha yoga Mysore style classes before you start your course in this teacher training. Priority will be given to IndeaYoga's past students and practitioners.

Course curriculum

Month One

Asana practice and technique

During this course, one will learn how to practice and teach in detail the IndeaYoga Beginner Series, IndeaYoga Preparatory Series, and IndeaYogaFoundation Series. The 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 aging populations and beginners. The preparatory and foundation series provide one with a wide range of asanas.

Teaching of all three series is thoroughly imparted in the following structure by Bharath Shetty, and students are expected to know this 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

Teaching practice

Applying the above eight-step teaching methodology, students will have taught several sessions by teaching the other teacher training students in a classroom setting. Students will also be required to sit in and observe Bharath and other 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.

Prayers (slokas) and chanting (kirtan)

Students are expected to learn the prescribed opening and closing prayers, their meanings, and also familiarize themselves with chanting few other mantras and kirtans.


A selection of pranayama techniques will be taught and practiced during the course.


Anatomy includes the study of physical human body anatomy, the skeleton, organs and muscles, cardiovascular system, and nutrition.

Philosophy and ethics

This part includes the basics from the study of yoga scriptures, ethics for yoga teachers, and life of a yogi. This includes the meaning of the word yoga, Raja yoga of Patanjali, Panchakoshas, overview of chakras, overview of Patanjali yoga sutras and Ashtanga (eight-fold) yoga, with a more detailed satsang on selected sutras from chapters one (SamadhiPada) and two (SadhanaPada) of the sutras.


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

Month Two

Asana practice and technique

One will attend two strong asana practice sessions per day. Morning asanas cover Indea foundation or Indea preparatory series. Afternoon practices will primarily incorporate Indea Innovation series, back bending, hip opening, and balancing asanas (including Adhomukha Vrikshasana and Pincha Mayurasana). Teachers are also engaged in understanding the key points in teaching certain asanas to students.


Students must learn the IndeaYoga opening and closing prayer that are chanted before and after every session.


A selection of pranayama techniques will be taught and practiced during the course.


There will regularly be short sessions of meditation (around 15 to 30 minutes per session).


This session covers a number of conditions and diseases and how to treat these with yoga.


Jalandara Bandha, Uddiyana Bandha, Moola Bandha, and Maha Bandha.


Jalaneti, Sutra Neti, Kaphalabati, Trataka, Shankprakshalana, and Dhouti. In addition to learning the technique, students will have the opportunity to gain personal experience in performing these kriyas during the course.


Yoni mudra, bhairava mudra, hridaya mudra, shambavi mudra, nasikagradristi, shanmukhi mudra, and more.


Patanjali yoga sutra (Raja yoga) - Vibhuti Pada (chapter three), Kaivalya Pada (chapter four), karmayoga lokasangrahah (Bhagavad Gita), and atma (Nirvana) Shataka. The following subjects will be covered too, chakras and Ayurveda principles.

Daily schedule

Classes will be conducted from Monday to Saturday for eight weeks.

  • 05:30 Wake up alarm
  • 06:00 Chanting and kriyas
  • 06:30 Asana practice
  • 08:00 Pranayama
  • 08:30 Breakfast break
  • 09:15 Karma yoga
  • 10:00 Philosophy
  • 11:00 Teaching class
  • 12:00 Techniques class
  • 13:30 Lunch break
  • 14:30 Study break or surprise activity
  • 16:00 Anatomy class
  • 17:00 Asana practice
  • 18:30 Chanting and meditation
  • 19:00 Dinner break
  • 20:00 Happy hour
  • 21:30 Bedtime

Students are required to dedicate two to three hours of self-study everyday. Timetable may be subjected to change. Students are also required to not make any other engagements during the course.

Preparatory reading

The following books can be referred

  • Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha by Swami Satyananda Saraswati
  • Four Chapters on Freedom by Bihar Yoga
  • Hatha Yoga Pradipika by Swami Muktibodhananda (Bihar Yoga)
  • Light on Yoga by B. K. S. Iyengar
  • Raja Yoga by Swami Vivekananda
  • The Forceful Yoga by G. P. Bhatt
  • Yoga: Asanas Pranayama Mudras Kriyas by Vivekananda Kendra Prakashan


Bharath Shetty
Yoga Alliance RYT 500 (Yoga)
Yogacharya Bharath Shetty is the first yoga teacher in India to be certified as a yoga registered teacher with 500 hours of training. In more than two decades of yoga teaching experience, he has trained more than 600 teachers from over 60 countries. He is a student of the legendary Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar and has received training at Vivekananda Kendra, Bangalore and International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, Kerala as well.
Nikhil Uthappa
Yoga Alliance RYT 500 (Yoga)
Nikhil, an ardent practitioner of yoga for the last couple of years with Bharath Shetty, graduated from the level one teacher training course in 2015. Since then, he has been assisting Bharath. He fits into the IndeaYoga team almost to perfection, knowing his qualities of maintaining discipline to the classes and punctuality, just like his master. Nikhil chose this yoga path after working in a research firm for over three years.
Archana Shetty
Archana Shetty is a serious and passionate advanced yoga practitioner and has dedicated her spare time to learning and spreading awareness about yoga. Archana is married to Bharath Shetty and one of his students. She is experienced in teaching beginners, as well as advanced practitioners, and focuses more on back bending and hip opening asanas. Archana often assists Bharath in Mysore style classes at the shala and teaches yoga regularly to pregnant women.


This yoga teacher training program will take place in Mysore, India.

Nearby places

  • Kempegowda International Airport (BLR) - 5 hours
  • Mysore, 5 kilometers


During this training, you will be served three standardized daily meals. The food provided there is Sattvic and only vegetarian. The food served is mainly organic and nutritional, keeping in mind the requirements of the students practice. All meals will be served in the dining hall only and students will not be allowed to eat in the rooms. Fruits and other snacks will be available at an additional cost for the students. Coffee and tea will also be available throughout the day.

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)

Relax by reading a book about yoga, India, and the culture.

Trip through the Golden Triangle

The institute organizes a trip to Belur - Halebidu - Shravanabelagola, where you can get a glimpse of India’s ancient architecture and cultural heritage. The trip is optional and is exclusive of the course fee.

What's included

  • 3 daily Sattvic vegetarian meals
  • 57 nights accommodation
  • Comprehensive teaching methodologies
  • Course manual
  • Daily asana practice and technique
  • Daily filtered or mineral water, coffee, and tea
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Daily yoga classes
  • Yoga Alliance RYT-500 certification upon completion

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfer, which can be arranged upon request, at an additional cost
  • Additonal meals and activities
  • Excursion through the Golden Triangle
  • Personal expenses

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (BLR). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. Please let IndeaYoga know if you would like to take this option.

Arrival by bus

From Kempegowda International Airport (BLR), you can take the intercity airport service, Flybus.

Arrival by taxi

From the airport, you can take a taxi to the accommodation. The approximate price is 2700 INR without air conditioning and 2900 INR with use of air conditioning in the car.

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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