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France Yoga Teacher Training

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At our center we welcome you with a well-founded teaching to reach your inner joy and become a great yoga teacher.  Yogaji's experience since 15 years is located in the beautiful mountain of south of France. We learn asanas, pranayamas, mediation and mantras. More than a training it is the chance to find the way to our Heart and realize yourself, as you are. To explore deeper practice or become an established yoga teacher, this retreat is for you. No matter your capacities or age the teaching is adapted to your need as we welcome intimate groups (max.12). Your daily life and practice is rythmed by community life like in an ashram. The center is comfy and homy and the teacher are available to your needs. They will encourage you to practice daily and to be light in the practice. The teaching is traditional and modern simultaneously as the goal is to implement yoga in your daily life. Yogaji lays great emphasis on bio-mechanics and pedagogy so to feel confident into teaching. As a personal path it relates us to personal integrity, intention, and spirituality.

Instructions will be offered in English and/or French.

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  • 2 Daily Hatha yoga classes (traditional and vinyasa)
  • 2 Daily yoga theory classes
  • Ceremony and rituals
  • Meditation and study of pranayama
  • Eligible to register with Yoga Alliance upon completion
  • Sound bath experience twice the training
  • Cold bath experience at the river for those who demand it
  • Access upon request on weekend to our Hot room (homemade sauna spirit)
  • 24 nights accommodation
  • Daily vegetarian meals
  • Yoga study manuals
  • Transfert from train station included upon request

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate


18 days with instruction in French
The organizer also speaks: English, German, Spanish
Group size: Maximum of 12 participants
Airport transfer available:
Lyon–Saint-Exupéry Airport (US$ 65 per person)
Airport transfer available:
Marseille Provence Airport (US$ 65 per person)
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  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Meditation garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Picnic area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Terrace
  • Yoga shala
  • Free parking
  • Library
  • Meeting room
  • Outdoor shower

They always do their best to make you feel home. You will be all here to grow in true yoga and not for having holidays only. The accommodations are comfortable and shared (apart for those who chose the tent, with a real mattress, good blankets, and a pillow). The sleeping area and the bathroom are shared. It might be challenging for some students but it is a great way to practice detachment-aparigraha and improve your contentment capacity-santosha. Community life is the chance to grow altogether and have some fun. The dorms are spacious and comfortable. All is provided for a good sleep.



Students who complete the training are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®).

You will have an early daily yoga practice while following the rhythm of the sun. After having lunch, you will be allowed to have some rest before continuing into deep awareness. Yogaji’s program can be viewed on the Yoga Alliance page under Durga-Ji yoga. Yogaji follows the standard of Yoga Alliance and enriches it through their experience.

The teaching is traditional and adapted to your needs. You will discover a dynamic way of teaching that is well connected to the source of Yoga. We introduce you with Pranayama and Mantra and let contemplation and meditation experience risse in you. The teaching is spiritual but also applicable to todays life and requirements. You will look into the traditional texts such as the Yoga Sutras, Yoga Upanishads, Hatha Yoga Pradipika. They encourage you to start reading when you can. So to get ready. All is yoga.


  • Yoga history and philosophy
  • Ethics of a yogi and yoga lifestyle
  • Energies and Ayurveda
  • Anatomy
  • Study of 42 asanas
  • Study of pranayama
  • Knowledge of the chakras, subtle bodies, and prana
  • Mantras or how to open the heart
  • Yoga Nidra, a way to relaxation
  • Pedagogy and how to teach yoga
  • Evaluation
  • Heart coherence teaching will be taught during this training.

Daily schedule

  • 06:30 to 08:30 Sadhana
  • 08:30 to 09:15 Breakfast
  • 09:15 to 11:30 Theory
  • 11:30 to 12:00 Seva time or Karma Yoga
  • 12:00 to14:00 Lunch + break/personal work
  • 14:00 to 16:00 Theory
  • 16:00 to 17:30 break/personal work
  • 17:30 to 18:45 Practice
  • 18:45 to 19:00 Break
  • 19 to 20:00 Dinner
  • 20:00 to 20:30 Pranayama
  • 21:30 Lights off and silence

The schedule may be modified if necessary and is just a guideline. Every week there will be one day off.

During the course, they will encourage you to read the four classical texts of Hatha yoga. You will have days off and time to read. These texts are Gheranda Samhita, Yoga Upanishads, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, and the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.

At the end of the week you be having a written exam, that will test your knowledge about teaching and is a prerequisite for certification.


  • Yogaji requires their students to have attend a prior regular yoga class in a center.
  • They also require students to read the books: Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Gheranda Samhita, and some Yoga Upanishad.

Included excursions

Ceremony and rituals

  • on Saturday evening or Sunday some extra will be offered as Sound bath, Cold river Bath and Spa hours(facial and foot massage), Heart coherence session. These teaching are not obligatory. It is simply a present to go deeper into oneself.
  • Completion ceremony


Julie Giacomini


You will be hosted in a small group of houses. They have a big garden where you can find upon the season fig trees, blackberries, grapes, chestnut and great landscape. Where are two shared bathroom and 3 toilets but you can always go outside to enjoy cold shower in the garden. Sleeping in a hut in the mountain is also possible for the brave ones (no electricity, no water but great view). The neighbors are French and are only three families. You will enjoy the peace of the mountain and the relaxed pure nature lifestyle of an Ashram. Please no phone during lunch, yummy food, laugh and jokes to lift up the mood, study and practice, group discipline, and punctuality.


Yogaji invites you to cook daily when you are in the food seva. They change the seva regularly so that everyone has the chance to feed his friend one day. The meals are always a vegetarian (which implies no animal). Upon request it can be exclusively vegan or gluten free if you have some specific diet. The food is always great, tasty, and lovely. Thanks to their past experience they include more vegetables, some snacking (fruits, and nuts) and let the menu being a shared plan every time the request is manageable.

You are welcome to bring still your own snacks if you wish to share with others.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
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)

Students can organize themselves to discover the beautiful region, with rivers, little villages, markets, etc.

You may also:

  • Go down to the river
  • Explore the mountain
  • Go to do some cycling along the Dolce Via when renting bikes
  • Going to do some aero river walk

Spa treatments

  • Thai Yoga Massage
  • Osteoptherapy session
  • Facial
  • Ayurvedic massage

What's included

  • 24 nights accommodation
  • 8 hours teaching daily
  • Daily meals
  • Certification ceremony
  • Certificate of completion to register with Yoga Alliance
  • Tea & snacks
  • Yoga books in PDF or paperback
  • Yoga study manual
  • Laundry once a week
  • Transfert from train station
  • Spa treatment once in the training (facial, foot massage, Thai massage)
  • Sound bath once in the training
  • Heart coherence teaching
  • Hot room to sweat a bit once in the training

What's not included

  • Transfer from airport to the location
  • Additional activities

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Lyon-Saint-Exupery Airport (LYS) or Marseille Provence Airport (MRS)

Arrival by bus

You can reach the location by bus with the company Les Cars de l'Eyrieux. Yogaji can always help you with more details and information. They are happy to welcome you into their family and to share with you the great life path into yoga.

Arrival by train

To arrive by train from the airport, you can take a train to Valence. Yogaji can pick you up at the bus from Duniere sur Eyrieux where Yogaji will pick you up for FREE to go to the center.

Arrival out of bus hours

Yogaji can pick you up from Valence ville train station (time as to be set with Yogaji) for free.

Airport: Lyon–Saint-Exupéry Airport Airport transfer available: Lyon–Saint-Exupéry Airport (US$ 65 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Marseille Provence Airport Airport transfer available: Marseille Provence Airport (US$ 65 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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Please note that this teaching is not suitable for people with psychic, mental or emotional imbalances. It is not a psychotherapy.

Though you will be introduced on how to adapt the teaching for people with any physical condition.

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