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How to Celebrate International Yoga Day in 2024

by Cris Puscas

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International Day of Yoga (IDY) is just around the corner! Wondering where you can go to celebrate this year?

In this article, we’re sharing a list of great yoga teacher training courses you can join to make the best of this festivity. From the US to Indonesia, Mexico, India, and many more, we’ve got plenty of options for you to commemorate this special day on a yoga teacher training course.


What is the International Day of Yoga?


As an official event recognized by the United Nations, the International Day of Yoga (IDY), World Yoga Day, or International Yoga Day, is celebrated on June 21st and. It aims to raise awareness of yoga across the globe and share the importance of the practice with everyone. This year, the 10th anniversary of IDY, is organized around the theme of “Yoga for Women's Empowerment”, with the goal to transform yoga into a widespread movement that emphasizes women’s wellbeing and promotes global health and peace.

IDY reminds us that yoga is for everyone regardless of your beliefs, nationality, religion, race, or gender. It doesn’t matter what your current knowledge of yoga is. Wherever you are on your journey of well-being, you can surely benefit from the abundant benefits it offers such as stress relief, a flexible body, a more mindful state of mind and a healthier lifestyle in general.


Where do you want to celebrate International Day of Yoga this year?


Below, you’ll find outstanding yoga teacher training courses from all over the world you’re welcome to join to get involved in the celebrations of the International Day of Yoga 2024!



26 Day 200-Hour Multi-Style Yoga Teacher Training in the Himalayas, Dharamsala

26 Day 200-Hour Multi-Style Yoga Teacher Training in the Himalayas, Dharamsala

  • Location: Dharamshala
  • Instruction language: English; the organizer also speaks German, Hindi, and Italian
  • Instruction level: Beginner & Intermediate

Yoga is so much more than just asanas and postures. It’s a journey for both the students and gurus. The art of yoga is dedicated to creating a union between body, mind, and spirit.

This yoga teacher training course is designed per the Yoga Alliance curriculum. After you pass the exam, you’ll be presented with the certificate.

The course will deepen your yogic practices and help you become a confident teacher. It encompasses a comprehensive study of the Ashtanga primary series and Hatha yoga. You’ll learn mudras, postures, meditation techniques, yoga methodology, anatomy, and more.

You’ll stay in private double rooms with large, comfortable beds, ensuite modern bathrooms with western toilets, and hot water. The accommodation is close to the yoga studio.

Your days start at 7 a.m. with Ashtanga yoga, followed by meditation, and breakfast. You’ll then join two yoga theory classes. After lunch, you’ll enjoy a break and self-study. Hatha Yoga is at 4 p.m. and there’s another yoga theory class in the evening.

The package includes an excursion into the surrounding area of Dharamsala that includes visiting ancient temples, altitude sightseeing points, and visiting Buddhist monasteries and tea gardens.

You’ll enjoy three meals and snacks each day, all prepared by Aranya Yoga Ashram's in-house chef. The meals are vegetarian and vegan, making use of fresh, locally sourced vegetables and incorporating elements of Ayurveda and yogic cooking.

Kindly book your flight to Gaggal Airport (DHM). The transfer is available for an additional fee.

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28 Day 200-Hour Multi-Style Yoga Teacher Training in Koh Phangan, Surat Thani

28 Day 200-Hour Multi-Style Yoga Teacher Training in Koh Phangan, Surat Thani

  • Location: Koh Phangan
  • Instruction language: English; the organizer also speaks Dutch, French, and Spanish
  • Instruction level: All levels

Are you looking for an intensive course to give you a solid foundation in yoga? Then, this yoga teacher training course in Thailand is an excellent choice. You’ll learn to teach Hatha Yoga and Vinyasa Flow. And you’ll also be introduced to other styles, such as Ashtanga, Yin, and Restorative Yoga.

You may choose between staying in a bungalow or a shared room. All rooms have AC and Wi-Fi and are located within walking distance of the beach and restaurants in Koh Phangan.

Upon completion, you’ll be able to register with Yoga Alliance. And you’ll also receive free lifetime access to the online yoga teacher training course.

Your day starts at 8:30 a.m. with meditation, followed by yoga practice, and breakfast. You’ll then join various workshops. After lunch, you’ll join either a class or a workshop. Sundays are days off, and you’ll also have free time in the evening.

The package includes a vegetarian breakfast and lunch each day (except on Sunday). For dinner, you may enjoy the many moderately-priced eateries available nearby.

Kindly book your flight to Samui Airport (USM). The transfer is not available. You’ll need to take a ferry to Koh Phangan. And once you reach the pier, you can get to the yoga study by taxi.

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» Read more: Why Choose Thailand for Your Yoga Teacher Training?



15-Day 200-Hour Inspired Yoga Teacher Training in Yucca Valley

15 Day 200-Hour Inspired Yoga Teacher Training in Yucca Valley

  • Location: Yucca Valley, California
  • Instruction language: English
  • Instruction level: All levels

If you feel ready to become a yoga teacher, then you should look no further and seize the one-of-a-kind opportunity to train with Kootenay Yoga School in the enchanting Yucca Valley, California, USA. 

Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the Joshua Tree area as you embark on this 200-hour certified yoga teacher training. Delve deep into the practice, honing your skills and expanding your knowledge of 45 traditional poses.

You'll also learn to  cultivate the confidence to inspire students to embrace and love their bodies through the profound practice of yoga.

During the intensive training, you’ll deve deeper in meditation and applying the philosophy as well as practice of yoga to your daily life. As part of your journey, you'll have the chance to hone your teaching skills by leading small groups, fostering a supportive and empowering community.

This life-altering experience will not only expand your perception but also spark transformative shifts in the way you connect with yourself, others, and your yoga practice.

Each day, you’ll partake in a yoga and meditation practice, asana and pranayama labs, and a variety of workshops designed to help you gain the knowledge and confidence to lead your students. 

That’s not all -  this wholesome package also includes three daily healthy and delicious vegan or vegetarian meals prepared with the best of the local offerings. 

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»Read more: Top Yoga Teacher Training Courses in the USA


Costa Rica

17-Day 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Cahuita

16 Day 200-Hour Vinyasa, Yin, and Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in Uvita

  • Location: Cahuita, Limon Province
  • Instruction language: English
  • Instruction level: All levels


Do you want to become a certified yoga instructor while being immersed in the magical lands of Costa Rica? It’s time for you to deepen your practice with this 200-hour transformative course! 

This teacher training course will assist your personal growth and created a safe, sacred space in a breathtaking location among a friendly and loving community. 

Throughout the program, your day will include two daily yoga practices, morning classes are meant to invigorate and, in the evening, to restore. Moreover, you’ll also partake in two daily meditation or pranayama practices

You’ll learn the basic of Hatha and Tantra philosophies as well as explore the many other facets of the yoga practice. By way of meditation, conscious communication, awareness practices, and physical movement, you’ll gracefully learn to transform energy.

In between your classes, there’ll be plenty of time for reflection, conversation, quiet time, and journaling. You can also join in a special evening classes mixed in for games, movies, dancing, and play.

You’ll stay at a boutique Caribbean villa, in Playa Grande, near the beautiful Cahuita National Park, just 200 m from the beach. The villa comprises six private bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. Every room has a ceiling fan, AC, closet, and comfortable beds.

The package includes three beautifully nourishing, healthy, hearty vegetarian meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), as well as fresh fruit, tea, and water.

Upon completion of the course, you’ll be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance.

Kindly book your flight to Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) or Limón International Airport (LIO) as the transfer is included in the price.


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»Read more: Top Yoga Teacher Training Courses in Costa Rica


15-Day Inspiring 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training On Beautiful Isla Mujeres

15 Day Inspiring 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training On Beautiful Isla Mujeres

  • Location: Isla Mujeres
  • Instruction language: English; the organizer also speaks Spanish and Norwegian
  • Instruction level: All Levels

Located just 8 miles off the Yucatan Peninsula, Isla Mujeres features a year-round tropical climate, excellent scuba diving and snorkeling spots, and great surf spots. It’s also an ideal location for a yoga teacher training course (YTT).

This training takes place at Jungle Accommodations, just a 3-minute’ walk from the shores of the Caribbean in both directions. Students have quick access to swimming spots, shopping areas, live music, cultural centers, and more. You’ll stay in apartments that are designed for either group or single occupancy (depending on your preference).

During this 200-hour YTT, you’ll gain the skills and confidence to lead meaningful classes, find your authentic practice, and flourish in the community environment.

Each student will leave this program with practical knowledge of 45 traditional poses, practice designing sequences, and confidence to inspire students to love their bodies through yoga practice. Students who complete the training are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®).

Your daily starts at 7 a.m. with the morning practice in the outdoor shala. After breakfast (9 a.m.) you’ll join the morning lab (at the poolside). Following lunch, you’ll join more courses (asana and anatomy) from 2 p.m. Dinner is served at 6:30 p.m. (in the garden) and is followed by the evening Yoga Nidra class.

Included in the package are a trip to magical Punta Sur, a walk to La Joya Beach, as well as welcome and closing events.

You’ll enjoy three home-cooked vegetarian meals daily and drinks (water, coffee, tea).

The closest airport to the training center is Cancún International Airport (CUN) and the transfer is available for an additional fee. 



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»Read more: Top Yoga Teacher Training Courses in Mexico





200-Hour Certified Yoga Teacher Training in Kathmandu, Nepal

200-Hour Certified Yoga Teacher Training in Kathmandu, Nepal

  • Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Instruction language: English, the organizer also speaks Hindi & Nepali
  • Instruction level: All levels

Designed for practitioners who want to become certified and qualified yoga teacher trainers, this 21-day life-changing course takes place under the guidance of a Himalayan expert yogi.

You may choose between staying in a single or double room, all with bathroom and western toilet, hot shower, AC, and comfortable bed. Bad sheets, towels, pillows, and a blanket are also included. And there’s wi-fi throughout the property.

The pure energy of the Himalayas and the jungle provide an integrated and holistic approach to yoga. During the program, you’ll learn yoga posture, meditation, breathing science, yoga philosophy, chanting, yoga detox, and more.

Your day starts at 7 a.m. with yoga asana. After breakfast, you’ll join a meditation session. Then you’ll have some free time to go hiking, explore the area, or practice other activities. Join another class (mantra canting / yoga relaxation) and self-practice before lunch. In the afternoon, there’ll be more classes including anatomy, yoga philosophy, and alignment.

The package includes weekly outdoor trips and social or cultural activities such as hiking, town visits, yoga lectures, and Nepali language lessons.

Three daily vegetarian and vegan meals are included in the price.

Due to the current circumstance, it’s very hard to get a visa, but Nepal Yoga Home can process the students’ visas from the Nepal embassy.



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»Read more: Top Yoga Teacher Training Courses in Nepal

Featured photo credit: Ulu Yoga

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